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Friday, July 27, 2012

Conversations with Town Manager Garry Brumback By E. Richard Fortunato Special to the Citizen The following is the second of a series of conversations between E. Richard Fortunato and Town Manager Garry Brumback, discussing different issues around town. In this interview, Brumback discusses the status of Southington’s infrastructure.

Fortunato: Garry, what is the current status of our infrastructure and what progress have we made in the past year? As we face the challenges ahead, where can we expect to go? Brumback: I think there are no limits. Our infrastructure has been maintained on

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Italian Festival event schedule

Citizen photo by Julie Sopchak

The Giving Back Girls show off some of their donated supplies in front of the school bus they filled. From left, Catherine Myers, Emily Gibney, Anthony Matarazzo, Marissa Matarazzo, Erin Gibney, Madison Yurgaitis, and Samantha Martins.

School bus is no match for Giving Back Girls By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

They collected piles and piles of school supplies, but as the name would suggest, the Giving Back Girls are going to give all those supplies to those who need them.

The Smart Start Program, initiated by Southington Community Services, is put in control of a student until that student becomes a senior in high school, at which point it will be transferred to another student. Erin Gibney, being given the program

last year and now coordinating the event with her group, the Giving Back Girls, gave the program a new look as “Fill That Bus,” a challenge to fill a school bus with school supplies.

The Southington Italian-American Festival will run from Friday, July 27, through Sunday, July 29 on lower Center Street. Below is the schedule of events for the festival. All performance times are approximate and subject to change. Friday, July 27 — The Sound Alternatives, 5:30 p.m.; Mark Verselli, 7:30 p.m.; I’Liguri, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28 — Wine making contest, noon; The Young Italians, 2 p.m.; opening ceremonies, 5 p.m.; Marti Roche, Roberto Pavorotti, Kelly Nowik, Sharalynn Kuziak, Riley Lincavicks, Walter Martin, and Cassandra Mastrianni, 6 to 7 p.m.; Anthony Lurelli, Charley Tiernan, and Jillian Caliuette, 7 to 9 p.m.; Christina Luna, Ross Benoliel, and Vincent Ricciardi, 9 p.m.; Festival close, 11 p.m. Sunday, July 29 — Italian Mass, 10 a.m.; procession of Maddona Della Strata following Mass; Antonietta Barboto, Dominic “Memo” Amore, noon; Peter Massaro and ConcertoMusicale, 1 p.m.; the Tommy Fienza Italian-American Band, 2 to 4 p.m.; raffle announcements by Sorrelle d’Italia, 6 p.m.

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a bare bones basis for many years, if not decades. There are some glaring gaps in our facilities and infrastructure. Some buildings, as well as our roads and sewer system, are in need of significant upgrading. We’ve tried to do the best we could with extremely limited resources which were not enough to do the job adequately. My guess is that probably 20 to 25 years ago we had a road network, sewer system, and town facilities that were as good as any in the region and better than most, but within recent years, we have not maintained the necessary investment to preserve what we had; in fact, we’ve lost ground. We’ve got a road structure which, while it is not horrible, is not what it should be. We’ve now got a choice to make an investment in our facilities, roads and sewer system to spend a few million dollars now, restoring or preventively maintaining it, or to spend a much more significant amount in millions in the next decade replacing it. The Town Council seems to support [the former], as does the Board of Finance. But the next step, which is critical, is for the

Town Council, the Board of Finance, and the administration to collaboratively engage the public in this situation so that they understand it and we get their support. Fortunato: Do you feel you’ve made the turn in infrastructural needs? Brumback: We have, in identifying the needs. The referendum this fall will determine whether we’ve made the turn financially. Fortunato: So it’s ultimately up to the people. Brumback: Yes. It’s up to the people, those who are going to have to pay the bill, as it should be. We’ve studied the situation carefully and in great detail. It’s now our responsibility to get the message out to our citizens as to the specific needs we’ve identified and the associated costs so that they can make an informed, responsible decision. Fortunato: Given the significance of the critical decisions to be made by the voters regarding our town’s future, would you consider providing a program to educate the citizenry? Brumback: It’s not something we’ve considered and I don’t believe the Town Council or Board of Finance are prepared to consider at this point, for cost reasons. This organization is a Spartan and

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Town Clerks’Association protects election process By E. Richard Fortunato Special to the Citizen

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Southington Knights of Columbus to revive youth organization By Farrah Duffany Special to the Citizen

The local Knights of Columbus plan to reintroduce a youth organization that has been dormant for more than 40 years. The Columbian Squires program, coming this fall, will teach Catholic boys leadership and team-building skills, and how to model their lives after Jesus Christ. The Squires organization, for boys 10 to 18, will be sponsored by Isabella Council 15, the Southington unit of the Knights of Columbus, the Catholic fraternal benefits organization. Dan Valente, a member of the

Knights for the past five years, said he has been working with other members to launch the program in the fall. “They had a Squires group back in the mid- to late-’70s and it fell apart,” Valente said. “Our leadership has been talking in the last year about something to help the youth and specifically helping young men because of broken homes — it would be a good program.” The Columbian Squires program started in 1925 in Minnesota and is a part of more than 1,500 Knights of Columbus circles around the world, with about 25,000 members. The Southington youth organization will be

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world of business, it’s like the head of an organization, responsible for its products or services, going before the shareholders and saying, “By investing money now, it will return on your investment.” But, our citizens, my shareholders, are not going to make a profit on it. I am going to have to make the case for cost avoidance, a much tougher case than a profit, “If you spend $5 million now, you’ll avoid $10 million later.” Future editions of this series will explore the progress in several other areas of challenge as we continue our conversations with the town manager, including updates on North Center School and other projects.

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Once On This Island — The Southington Youth Summer Theater footlights program will present Once On This Island on Friday, July 27, at 7 p.m. at Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St. There is a general admission price. For more information contact the Parks and Recreation office at (860) 276-6219. Tw-Y-Light Zone — On Friday, July 27, the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA, 29 High St., will be hosting a Tw-Y-Light Zone dance from 7 to 10 p.m. YMCA teen members are free, everyone else is invited for a fee. For more information contact Teen Program Director Steve Silva at (860) 621-8194 or Wayton tennis tourney — The 2012 Wayton Open Tennis

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Calendar Continued from page 11 Sunshine Kids on Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sprice Bar & Grill, 16 Eden Ave. There is a cover charge to attend. Music on the Green — Southington Parks and Recreation hosts a free concert and car show series on the Southington town green every Wednesday during the summer from 7 to 9 p.m. The next concert, featuring Shaded Soul, will be on Wednesday, Aug. 1. ‘When I’m In Charge’ — “When I’m In Charge,” a class by Red Cross sponsored by Southington Youth Ser-

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During the Lenten season this year, St. Dominic Parish parishioners were presented the opportunity to volunteer at Habitat for Humanity on June 9. Thirty-one parishioners worked that day, putting up sheet rock, painting and doing other finish work to homes on South Marshall St. in Hartford. Twenty parishioners also made food for snacks and lunch to feed workers and crew leaders. The St. Dominic School fifth-grade class wanted to get involved, so the students decided to bake cookies for the crew and make thank you cards for those who volunteered to work at Habitat that day.

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Entertainment Briefs Red Sox bus trip A fundraiser bus trip to Fenway Park will take place on Sunday, Aug. 5, hosted by the St. Paul Catholic Softball Booster Club. The trip will leave at 9 a.m. from St. Paul Catholic for the 1 p.m. game between the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins. There is a cost of the trip per person and includes coach bus service to and from Fenway Park, a bleacher seat to the game and refreshments on the bus. For tickets or more infor-

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‘People and Places’ John MacKay, of Southington, is presenting his oil, watercolor, and mixed media paintings in a show entitled “People and Places,” at The Gallery at The Orchards, located inside The Orchards of Southington, 34 Hobart St., from Aug. 1-31. For more information, visit

Tunxis seeks vendors Tunxis Community College, at the junction of Routes 6 and 177, Farmington, is seeking vendors for its Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Rain date is Oct. 7. Food and craft vendors can reserve a 10-by10-foot booth for a fee and a donation of 10 percent of their festival earnings to Tunxis. Proceeds from the event will support Tunxis student community service projects that help under-

served populations. The festival will be held in the college’s courtyard. Tuesday, Sept. 18 is the deadline to reserve a booth. For more information, contact Estelle Carenza at (860) 255-3615 or

Jensen’s activity club Jensen’s Activity Club is offering a three-day trip to Pennsylvania, “Penn Dutch,” from Tuesday, Sept. 18, to Thursday, Sept. 20. The itinerary includes Lancaster, Pa., the heart of Amish Country, Longwood

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Kol Ami rabbi Congregation Kol Ami, 148 Highland A v e . , Cheshire, announces Rabbi Joshua Ratner will join the community as rabbi, effective Aug. 1. Ratner Services with Ratner will be held Friday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings with Torah Study at 9 a.m., followed by services at 10 a.m.

Southington Squire Circle The Southington Knights of Columbus is establishing a Squire Circle in Southington. Squires is the official youth organization of the Knights of Columbus and is a leadership development program for

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Obituaries Genevieve Christensen

the boundless love of God. Take off is at 8:45 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 6 and ends 12:30 p.m. “Flights” will continue each day at the same hours through Friday, Aug. 10. The Sky’s the Limit of God’s Love is open to children from age 4 through fifth-grade. There is a cost to attend. The group invites and welcomes all children without respect to membership at St. Dominic. For registration or directions, call (860) 628-5159.

Breakfast, Bible, Banter A new Bible study for men will be led by Rev. Ron Brown of First Congregational Church of Southington from 7 to 7:45 a.m. and will continue on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month if there is interest. The group will meet in Memorial Hall at the church for brief Bible study and banter. People should prepare for the first meeting by reading Mark 1:115. No previous bible study experience is necessary. Men of all ages are welcome.

Obituary fee The Southington Citizen charges a $50 processing fee for obituaries. For more information call The Citizen at (860) 620-5960.

Giving Back food program The Tabernacle church, lo-

products. The Tabernacle is a contemporary Christian church that strives to meet the needs of the community with food, clothing, encouragement and spiritual support. For more information, call the church at (860) 276-0400. Call the church to confirm when and where the next distributions will be or visit the website and click on the Giving Back box under Outreach.




dear special friend, Wilbur French, of Torrington; brother-in-law, Frank Cicileo, of New Hyde Park, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Rose DeMure, of Torrington; brother-in-law, John Christensen and wife, Sandra, of Goshen and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her sisters, Frances Bardot and Rose Cicileo and brother, Emil DeMure. A memorial Mass was held July 21, 2012, at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 19 S. Canal St., Plainville followed by a luncheon at Confetti’s Restaurant, Plainville. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., 1-91 Tech Ctr., Rocky Hill, CT 06067. The DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington was assisting the family with the arrangements. For online condolences and directions please visit,

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Genevieve (DeMure) C h r i s tensen, 87, of Southington, died peacefully at J o h n Dempsey Hospital on July 18, 2012. Gen lived in Spring Lake Village for the past 17 years. Prior to that, she was a resident of Plainville for 47 years. She was the widow of William J. Christensen. Born in Torrington, on May 30, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Felix and Marie (Umbria) DeMure. Gen graduated from Torrington High School in June, 1942. She was a dental assistant to Dr. O.V. Cummings until 1948 and a parttime cashier at Warner Theater from 1942 to 1948. Married in 1948, she moved to Plainville where she worked in banking (Plainville Trust, Colonial Bank then Bank of Boston) from 1968 until she retired in 1986. Gen was past president of the Plainville Junior Women’s Club and the Guild of Our Lady of Mercy Church, Plainville. She remained very active after retirement as a member of many committees at the Calendar House Senior Center in Southington and the Social Committee at Spring Lake Village. She was a member of AARP and Y Seniors, and she taught Dancercise. Her hobbies included cooking, baking and dancing. She was an ardent and loyal fan of both UCONN Women’s basketball and the Connecticut Sun. Gen is survived by her two daughters, Claudia D. Person and husband, Joseph, of Burlington and Leslie Ann Blanchette and husband, Ronald, of Plainville; three grandchildren, Jenna Person Grodzicki and husband, Shawn, of Burlington, Marla Person, of Berlin, and Gregory Person and wife, Jennifer Grund Person, of New Britain; two great-grandchildren, Tessa and Tanner Grodzicki, of Burlington; a

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Letters to the Editor

Animal fundraiser success

To the editor: Thank you to all the people who attended the Yappy Hour fundraiser for Southington Animal Rescue. Your continued support has helped us rescue over 60 Southington animals in the past year alone and find them forever homes. A special thank you to Smokin’ With Chris for hosting the

fun event and his great bar staff for the delicious Chocolate Lab Martinis. Southington Animal Rescue is a small network of volunteers who rely solely on private donations. Too many Southington animals are being abandoned in town and too many stray/feral cats continue to have kittens outside. Low cost spay/neuter clinics are available and if you know of feral cats having kittens, call a rescue group who can help get them trapped and

neutered to stop this terrible cycle. Some say the measure of a community is in how it cares for those who can’t care for themselves. These are all of our animals – born, lost or abandoned in Southington and your continued support is greatly appreciated. Thank you Southington. Cindy Mulhearn Southington

Government Meetings

Thursday, Aug. 2 Board of water commission, 605 W. Queen St., 6 p.m. Conservation Commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7 Planning and zoning, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 Board of police commissioners, Southington Police Department Community Room, 69 Lazy Lane, 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 Board of fire commissioners, fire headquarters, 310 N. Main St., 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28 Housing authority, Lincoln Lewis Terrace, 43 Academy St., 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4 Planning and zoning, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 Board of water commission, 605 W. Queen St., 6 p.m.

Conservation Commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 Senior Citizens Commission, Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., 6:30 p.m. Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 Board of finance, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 Board of police commissioners, Southington Police Department Community Room, 69 Lazy Lane, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 Planning and zoning, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 Board of fire commissioners, fire headquarters, 310 N. Main St., 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 Housing authority, Lincoln Lewis Terrace, 43 Academy St., 7 p.m. Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

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Zip Continued from page 7 est friends,” said one member who wanted to remain anonymous. “We can talk about our innermost thoughts, knowing that our confidence will never be broken,” said another. Recently, member Michelle Pestillo, who works at Zip Line, suggested the group consider bringing its common purpose to a new and, literally, more lofty new venue. Members made their way to Zip Line in Newington, which for the uninitiated, offers programs that build confidence and trust thereby empowering participants to dare to bring out the best that is in them, individually and as a team. The park is equipped with physical and mental obstacles that individuals are required to work together to overcome. Imagine a group of women, many mothers and some grandmothers climbing poles and going up into trees, about 20 feet high, or getting

themselves over a 15-foot barrier using their bodies and each other to achieve the goal of getting every one of them over the wall. As you would expect, Zip Line activities are accomplished with special rules and equipment, such as harnesses, ropes, carabiners and many other safety features. “Yes, we did pray together before we started our zip line,” Sheard said. “You find out how much more you can do than you think you can. I believe it happens with confidence in your team and trust in God.” “It was an exhilarating experience, entirely different and out of the ordinary for a Bible group,” said Tony Escott. “It was an opportunity to be together, testing ourselves. It was a real physical challenge, but clearly there was a moving, spiritual aspect to it that was rewarding.” Members left with a new experience under their harnesses, one which seemed to say: “We took the zip line to Heaven.”

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In keeping with the policy of the Record-Journal, Letters to the Editor regarding any candidates or issues that involve the political season (ends Nov. 8 Election Day), The Southington Citizen will only accept and publish letters that are 100 words or less. The last edition for which we will publish letters of a political nature is Oct. 26. We ask writers to focus on their candidate’s worthiness for office and refrain from personal attacks on individuals. As always, we reserve the right to edit letters or to not publish a letter. Letters should contain contact information, including full name, address, and phone number. Only your name and town will be published. Letters on other topics will continue to be accepted up to a 300 word limit. Send letters to or The Southington Citizen, 11 Crown St., Meriden, 06450.


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Students graduate eighth-grade from St. Thomas School On June 8, 21 students graduated from St. Thomas School at a mass held at St. Thomas Church, celebrated by Pastor Nicholas Melo. Valedictorian Jameson Kief addressed the crowd of parents, grandparents, family members, fellow students, faculty, staff and school board members. Jameson described the class of 21 students as a “close knit family” that accepted new students into their group and stuck together and supported each other throughout all their years at St. Thomas. A majority of the class is planning to attend Catholic high schools including St. Paul Catholic High School, Xavier High School and Mercy High School. Principal MaryPat Wirkus awarded the President’s Award for Educational Excellence, which requires a grade point average of 90 or higher and high achievement in reading or math on state tests or national tests, to the following nine students: Kimberly Arnold, Katherine Glavin, Jameson Kief, Thomas Melvin, Megan Miller, Alyssa Morrissey, Dominic Nazzaro, Caleigh Waskowicz, and Joseph Zacchia. Awards were given as fol-

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Pictured, back from left: Alejandro Pombo, Katherine Galvin, Zachary Verdi, Garrett Baker, Joseph Zacchia, Dominic Nazzaro, and Alexander Gentile. Middle row from left, Fr. Nick Melo, Mrs. MaryPat Wirkus, Kimberly Arnold, Cameron Rhodes, Matthew Leary, Mikaela Shea, Liana McCool, Megan Miller, and Dennis Beaupre. Front row from left, Alyssa Morrissey, Sean Morrissey, Bryan Doyle, Briana Manginelli, Thomas Melvin, Michael Ranagan, Caleigh Waskowicz. lows: The Kristen Warner Award was presented to Megan Miller. The award, given by Joan Murphy, for-

mer principal of the school, in memory of the former alumni student of St. Thomas School. The recipi-

ent of this award is a student who emulates the attributes of Kristen – thoughtfulness, compas-

sion, and sensitivity to others’ needs. The Scanlon Family Award was presented to Joseph Zacchia. The award, given by Joan Scanlon, is presented to a young man who shows compassion, loves his family, is an athlete who shows good sportsmanship, and is a loyal friend. Jillann St. John Award was presented to Alyssa Morrissey. The award is given by Wirkus in memory of her daughter, Jillann, to a young lady that will be attending a Catholic high school. The recipient of the award is someone who exemplifies youthfulness, academic strength, good Christian morals and has a warm and loving family spirit. Father McVerry Award was presented to Bob Burke, school board member, by Melo. The award is given to a supporter of St. Thomas School who has given unconditionally to its success by donating his time, talent and/or treasurer. -Submitted by St. Thomas School

School News Dean’s list The following students have been named to the dean’s list at their respective universities for the spring 2012 semester: Villanova University, Villanova, Pa. — Brittany Campochiaro, of Southington. College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass. — Stephanie LaFollette, of Southington.

Donations accepted Lowes of Southington and Flanders Elementary School ParentTeacher Organization, 100 Victoria Drive, have partnered up to help support Southington Bread For Life. Lowes has donated a fully built shed to be raffled off and the

Flanders PTO will be collecting non-perishable food items in exchange for raffle entries. Bread For Life is in critical need of the following items: peanut butter, jelly,

cereals, pasta, pasta sauce, macaroni and cheese, tuna fish, beef stew, soups, juice and canned meats. The food pantry deals only in non-perishable packaged or canned foods, no produce meats or dairy items can be stored. For each item donated the participant will receive one entry into the raffle for the shed. The Flanders PTO will be collecting items in Flanders Elementary School’s back parking lot on Saturday, June 28 from 9 to 11 a.m. If anyone cannot attend, e-mail Sue Whitehead at The drawing for the shed will take place on Saturday, Aug. 4.

70th birthday party The Class of 1960 classmates of New Britain High School, E.C. Goodwin Technical, Mary Immaculate Academy, and St. Thomas Aquinas School will celebrate their 70th birthdays on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 1 to 5 p.m., at Papa’s Dodge, Pit Stop Diner, 585 E. Main St., New Britain. There is a price per person to attend. For more information contact Joan (Mancini) Noyes at jnoyes1485@coxnet or (860) 747-6137 or Kathy (Walsh) Fagan at Refer to or email


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Parks and Recreation Briefs

The Southington Parks and Recreation Department is located in the town hall at 75 Main St., in the basement. To make reservations, register or for more information, call the office at (860) 2766219. Program details and mail-in registration forms are also available on the department’s webpage at

Arts and crafts

The Southington Parks and Recreation Department will offer arts and crafts

classes this summer for children with special needs, ages 5 to 15. The program is for Southington residents only. All children must be accompanied by an adult throughout each class. Program will take place in the lower level program room at the Southington Public Library on Friday afternoons, Aug. 3, 10, 17, and 24, from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. for ages 5-9 and 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. for ages 10-15. There is a fee per child. Pre-registration and payment is required. Class sizes are limited. For more information or

to register, call the Parks and Recreation office at (860) 2766219. Program details and mail-in registration form are also available on the department’s webpage at .

urday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Town pools are open to Southington residents only. Each resident may bring one non-resident guest. Proper identification must be presented to gain entry.

Summer pool hours

Dog obedience classes

The hours for Southington public pools are as follows: Recreation Park, Maxwell Noble Drive, and Memorial Park, Woodruff Street are open Monday through Friday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sat-

The Southington Parks and Recreation Department will offer two types of dog obedience classes this fall. Both classes will be held on Thursday evenings, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, and 25, at The Summit at Plantsville, 261 Summit St. Instructor is Kevin Medeiros. “Puppy Kindergarten” classes for dogs 3 to 5 months old will run from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. “Basic Dog Obedience” classes for dogs older than 5 months will run from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. All dogs must have up-to-date vaccinations in order to participate. Class sizes are limited. Pre-registration and payment is required. For more information or to register, call the Parks and Recreation Department. Program details and mail-in registration form are available at

Welcome, DOCC! Joshua L. Rock, D.O. 55 Meriden Ave., Suite 3G, Southington 860-276-5107; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday Accepting new patients We’re growing to meet our community’s demands for exceptional cardiology care and welcome cardiologist Joshua L. Rock, D.O., to our practice. Dr. Rock focuses on preventive cardiology, coronary artery disease, irregular heartbeats (arrhythmia), cardiac imaging studies and peripheral vascular disease. He earned his medical degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia. He completed an internal medicine internship and residency at University of Connecticut; an echocardiography fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine and affiliates Yale-New Haven Hospital and VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven, Newington; and a cardiovascular fellowship at Hartford Hospital/University of Connecticut.

Trips offered The Southington Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring the following bus trips: Saratoga Race Course, Saturday, Aug. 4; Nantucket, Saturday, Aug. 18; Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays (at Boston), Sunday, Sept. 9 A complete list of 2012 bus trips with details and fees is available on the Parks and Recreation Department’s webpage at

Wayton tennis tournament The remainder of the 2012 Wayton Open Tennis Tournament will be held July 27 to 29 at Southington High School. Men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles and women’s doubles will be available divisions. This tournament is open to the public and residents of all areas. Proceeds benefit The Wayton Open Scholarship Fund.



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“I’m looking forward to having a youth group that is going to be not only a fun thing to do, but it will develop leadership skills and will help grow faith,” Valente said. “This year, my goal is to build the Squires up.” Kylle Ayers, a member of Isabella Council 15 for the past year, has been working with Valente to organize the program, and he’s excited to see the plans finally coming to fruition. “It gives an opportunity for young men to have involvement in a community and faith-based program with other young men, male role models, and in many cases, their fathers or grandfathers,” Ayers said. Dennis Kelly, the grand knight of Isabella Council 15, has also been helping Valente and Ayers get the pro-

gram started. Kelly said a lot of the Knights are getting older and the youth organization is a great opportunity to bring in some potential young members. “We went to a state convention and they mentioned the Squires,” Kelly said. “I’ve worked with the youth for years, so I thought this is a good idea.” Kelly said he has worked with Anthony DeCaprio, the head of the Columbian Squires organization in Connecticut, who helped with the process of starting a circle. Kelly said DeCaprio offered a lot of advice and ideas for the program. “It’s a growing organization,” Kelly said. “I think in our society there aren’t a lot of opportunities for this.” More information about the organization is available at the Southington K of C website,

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Alzheimer’s support group Mulberry Gardens at Marian Heights Adult Day Center, 314 Osgood Ave., New Britain, is offering a monthly support group for caregivers of those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. This group offers attendees an opportunity to talk with others and share advice on problem solving techniques and caregiving ideas. The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets each third Tuesday monthly 6 to 7 p.m. and next on July 17. To reserve a space call (860) 357-4264.

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Bridge club The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St., offers a weekly Bridge Club each Monday beginning at 1:30 p.m. Individuals and teams are welcome. To reserve a space, contact Edesa Ciscar, retirement counselor, at (860) 628-5656. Visit online at www.southingtonorchards.o rg.

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Volunteers needed MidState Medical Center is in need of volunteers for “Soft Touch” massage therapy, pet therapy visits, book operation, Palladino Cancer Center operation, and Emergency Department (clinical and non-clinical). If interested, contact the Volunteer Office at (203) 694-8275, or e-mail . Online applications can be completed at .

Nursing mothers Lactation Services of Southington would like to invite moms to mother to mother breastfeeding support group open to all breastfeeding and pregnant moms. This is a mother-led group provid-

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Caroline Elizabeth Markoski Caroline Elizabeth Markoski was born July 9, 2012, at 3:17 a.m. to proud parents Kevin and Amie (Ledoux) Markoski, of Southington. She was five pounds, 14 ounces and 18 inches long. Caroline was welcomed at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain General Campus. Her paternal grandparents are Thomas and Deborah Markoski, of Burlington. Her paternal great-grandmother is Mary Markoski, of New Britain. Her maternal grandparents are Gary Ledoux, of Meriden and Kathleen Ledoux and Richard Ciarletto, of Newington. Her maternal great-grandmother is Betty Ledoux, of Southington. Caroline joins a happy family including her cat, Maggie.


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Health Continued from page 25 Admission is free and event is open to the public with complimentary organic foods, beverages, events, and demonstrations. Vendors include the bookstore and gift shop with Connecticut made goods ( soy candles, jewelry, hand dyed scarves, photos, soaps, and greeting cards), and discounted pricing on all books, readers, astrology and more. The fair will offer complimentary services, health evaluations, demonstrations, and wellness product demonstrations. For more information call Shirley Bloethe at (860) 989-0033.

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Southington resident promoted at Union Savings Bank

Union Savings Bank has promoted James Rusiecki, Jr., of Southington, to senior vice president of corporate services. In this pos i t i o n , Rusiecki will Rusiecki manage and oversee the sales of cash management products, the bank’s debit and credit card portfolio, the Business Internet Banking program, new product development and international trade services.

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Previously, Rusiecki held the positions of vice president of corporate services department manager; vice president of corporate services sales manager; assistant vice president; and cash management officer at Union Savings Bank. “During his 17 years with Union Savings Bank, Jim has demonstrated expertise in several areas and a strong sense of leadership,” said Union Savings Bank President and CEO Fran Dattalo. “He will play an important role as we continue to expand both our in-branch and on-

line product and service offerings.” Rusiecki received his bachelor’s degree in business management and psychology from Charter Oak State College. In addition, he is a graduate of the American Bankers Association’s National Graduate School of Banking and received certification as a certified treasury professional from the Association of Financial Professionals. In 2012, he received the New Leaders in Banking Award. Rusiecki is an active member of the Association for Fi-

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Business Briefs 40 under Forty Gianni DiDomenico, owner of Sculptures Salon in Southington, and Scott Newl a n d , Southington resident who works at Burns & McDonnell in Walling- DiDomenico ford, will be recognized at Hartford Business Journal’s annual 40 Under Forty awards. Forty individuals total will be honored on Monday, Sept. 24, from 5 to 9 p.m.

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Zone champs turn attention to state tournament By Nick Carroll The Southington Citizen

For the second straight year, the Southington Post 72 Junior American Legion baseball team is champion of Zone 1. The locals wrapped up the 2012 zone title July 19 with a 9-2 victory over Simsbury, the club they had been tied with in the standings. “It’s nice for them winning back-to-back state titles. It’s a feather in their cap,” said Post 72 coach John Susi. “Outside of the two returning players we have, the young guys really came through. It says something about Southington baseball that we can compete at this level every year.” “You’re not sure at the start of every year how it’s going to go,” the second-year coach added. “You think you have enough talent to do it, but you just don’t know if you can actually come through. And this team showed up and did it. That’s

With a record of 11-6, the Southington Post 72 Junior American Legion baseball team secured its second straight Zone 1 championship this summer. impressive.” Post 72 closed out the regular season by winning five of six games to finish 11-6. “You have your moments where you play like 15-, 16-

year-old kids, and you struggle and bumble through,” Susi said. “But we got on a little roll. They focused and concentrated and played a lot better baseball.”

By winning the zone championship, Southington punched its ticket to the upcoming state tournament. Post 72, the only Zone 1 team to qualify this year, will play

Ironboy Tyler Grabowski of Plantsville competed in The New England Kids Triathlon July 23 on the campus of MIT in Boston, and finished third out of 27 competitors in the 7-year-old division. The triathlon consisted of a 100-meter swim, a three-mile bike ride and a half-mile run. Grabowski placed first in the riding section. The triathlon was sponsored in part by the New England Patriots/NFL Play 60 Movement. Patriot punter Zoltan Mesko participated in the celebrity triathlon.

Sunday, July 29 in the round of 16. The quarterfinals are slated for Wednesday, Aug 1. “Anything can happen in a single-elimination tournament,” said Susi. “You have to get some luck and some quality play, roll it all into one and get on that magic carpet.” In 2011, Post 72 was knocked out of the state tournament in the Elite 8. No matter how his troops fare this time around, Susi will chalk the summer up as a success. “The immediate goals we had set were, obviously, to qualify for the state tournament. Our second goal was to win the zone championship, which we did,” he said. “Winning the state championship is a goal, but it would probably be the third on the list. That would just be the cherry on top of the cake.” Post 72 trailed Simsbury last week before surging

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Two titles for Southington Legion This season was a good one all around for the Southington Post 72 American Legion baseball program. As did its Junior brethren, the Southington Senior club finished atop Zone 1. The Post 72 Seniors rolled up a record of 21-6 in the zone and will face Stamford in the state tournament’s round of 16, Saturday, July 28, 6:30 p.m. in Stamford. In 2011, the Post 72 Seniors advanced to the quarterfinals of the state tournament after failing to even qualify for the event six years in a row.


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The field of female participants doubled this year. Also, the number of spectators has greatly increased over the years, and sponsorship donations have flooded in. “The community support was amazing,” said Wayton. “So many friends and family members and spectators came out to watch the action over the weekend. Every fence was lined with people watching. It was unbelievable.” Down the road, Wayton envisions the Open becom-

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The Southington Parks and Recreation Department will offer four sessions of instructional tennis lessons this summer for Southington residents aged 4 to 18 years. Each session meets Monday through Thursday for two weeks using Fridays as rain dates if necessary. Lessons will be held at the Southington High School tennis courts. A smaller, lightweight racquet will be provided for children ages 4 to 9. Session III will run July 30, 31, August 1 and 2; and Session IV will run August 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 and 16. Class times are as follows: Ages 4 to 6 meet from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; ages 6 (advanced) and 7 meet from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.; ages 8 and 9 meet from 11 a.m. to noon; and ages 10-18 meet from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. There is a fee per session. Also offered is “Tennis – Match Play” for high school and middle school students (Southington residents only). These two-week programs are for experienced tennis players to play against each other in an organized setting. The department’s tennis instructor will provide guidance and any explanation in regards to the proper tennis etiquette, sportsmanship and rules. Session dates are the same as those listed above. High school students will play from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and middle school students will play from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. There is a fee per session. Class sizes are limited. Pre-registration and payment is required. For further information or to register, call the Parks and Recreation office at (860) 2766219. Program details are also available on the department’s webpage at

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Clerks Continued from page 4 moderators and town clerks in the scrupulously checked and balanced vote count with the number of voters who signed in at the polls and absentee ballots counted on election day. In multi-districted towns like Southington sealed bags of ballots and tabulator tapes are checked at each polling place by election officials and brought to a central election headquarters in town by a designated member of each political party where verification procedures and forms are com-

pleted before being delivered by election officials to the Secretary of State’s office. Mullady pointed out that town clerks offices are also responsible for qualifying the signatures on candidates’ petitions and that voter registrations are on a central system to which town clerks have access to corroborate qualification of voters in a town. With the exception of the rare discrepancies in voting procedures, such as last year’s reports of voter fraud in Bridgeport, the closely monitored procedures appear to maintain the essentially secure election results citizens expect and deserve.

Bus Continued from page 16 the girls also hold bake sales around town. It started out with a few friends from elementary school, until Gibney said she started to branch out and ask other girls to participate, to where they are now with about 15 girls total in the group. Madison Yurgaitis said she started organizing supplies with the Gibney and the other girls and then became serious about the group. “The reactions to people’s faces when they get the

backpacks and the kids who really need it,” Yurgaitis said about what she likes most about giving back. “It makes you know you’re doing something good.” Marissa Matarazzo has

been with the group since it began, and her brother, Anthony, was there on Sunday to help the girls organize the piles of supplies. “I like how we help people,” she said.

Summer Girl Scout program Girls entering kindergarten through first-grade who are new to Girl Scouts are invited to the Girl Scout Summer Program. Girls, along with parents and guardians, will have an opportunity to meet new friends and learn about scouting. The remaining week of the four-week session will take place on Tuesday, July 31, from 6 to 7 p.m. For more information, location, and to register, contact Melissa Ingrisano at, or (203) 239-2922, ext. 3366.





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The Southington Citizen — Friday, July 27, 2012

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Special Advance Screening

The Southington DriveIn, 935, Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, has released its movie lineup for the 2012 summer season. Movies are shown Fridays or Saturdays beginning at sunset, gates open at 6 p.m. There is a cost to attend. Escape To Witch Mountain will be on Saturday, Aug. 4. Visit w w w. s o u t h i n g t o n d r ive for a full listing.

Thursday, August 2 at 7 pm

Music on the Green Music on the Green takes place Wednesday evenings over the summer until Aug. 29, Thursday if it rains, on the Southington Town Green from 7 to 9 p.m. Live music and a car show are featured every week for free. The next concert, Aug. 1, will be Shaded Soul. Call (860) 276-6219 or visit for more information.

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The Kiwanis Club of Southington will sponsor its 35th annual Robert E. McCormack Golf tournament on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Southington Country Club. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. Tournament is scramble format with a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start. Hole-inone prizes will be offered on all par 3 holes and the seventh hole. There is a cost per golfer which includes green fees, cart, lunch, beverages on the course, and a banquet at the Manor Inn, 1636 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. To pre-register or for more information, call Tom at (860) 621-3931, or Len at (860) 621-3792.

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Southington Briefs

Gang of Scarpa Shoda

The 32nd Annual get-together of the Boys from the Hill will be held Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Woodtick Recreational Area in Wolcott. The affair begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. The Scarpa Shoda reunion brings men of all nationalities from all parts of the country back to their hometown of Southington where they grew up and played together in the West Center Street section of town. The term Scarpa Shoda refers to their childhood when they wore their shoes untied. The reunion features Italian food and games throughout the day with approximately 200 residents and former residents attending. Invitations are required and there is an entrance fee. For more information call committee chairman Robert Casale at (860) 628-9891.

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The Southington Elks Lodge No.1669 will hold its annual Pig Roast and Clam Bake on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Lodge, 114 Main St., from noon to 5 p.m. This event is open to the public. The ticket price includes draft beer, soda, clam chowder, hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage patties, clams and pig. There will be live music, raffles and entertainment for children. There is a cost to attend and no charge for children under 5. For tickets or more information, stop in the Lodge Tap Room or call the Elks Lodge at (860) 628-6682.

The Southington Historical Society, 239 Main St., will feature tours and lectures about the World War II exhibit. On Sunday, July 29, local collector Ron Turcott will present “The Personal Side of Combat: Life on the Front,” a lecture about combat from a soldier’s point of view. On Thursday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m., town historian Carl

Sokolowski will talk about home life in Southington during the war. On Saturday, Aug. 25, at 1 p.m. Turcott will return to lecture about “Men on the Water: The Navy in WWII.” Lectures and programs are free to members of the historical society and veterans. A donation is asked of all other attending. Tours can also be scheduled by appointment by calling (860) 621-4811.

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“When I’m In Charge,” a class by Red Cross sponsored by Southington Youth Services, will be held on

Individuals with special needs in Southington and their families are invited to attend the second annual Family Picnic on Saturday, Aug. 4, at Norton Park, 100 Norton Park Road, Plainville, from noon to 4 p.m. There will be games, community resources, bookbags, food, and more. RSVP is required by Friday, July 27. Contact Tabor Napiello

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Volunteer Opportunities

Connecticut Icon

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Southington Care, 45 Meriden Ave., is currently seeking volunteers. Recreation volunteers are needed for the Brain Gym program. No computer experience is needed. Days and hours are flexible. An Early morning helper is needed to help with breakfast, delivering newspapers and water pitchers to residents from 7 to 9 a.m. with days flexible. Outdoor/garden help is needed to help for grounds upkeep: weeding, watering, light sweeping, and filling bird feeders. Days and hours are flexible. A seamstress is needed to help mend clothing on an as needed basis. Musicians are needed to play for residents and also for residents’ religious services. Days and hours are flexible. For further information about any of these opportunities, contact Deb Brown at (860) 378-1286 or Donna Malicki-Gornicz at (860) 378-1253.

The first Connecticut Icon performance for 2012 will be at the Southington 2012 Apple Harvest Festival. Auditions will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Derynoski School, 240 Main St. Audition day will determine the 12 competition finalists, who will then compete on multiple days during the Apple Harvest Festival. Based on audience voting and the judges input, contestants are eliminated until the winner is declared on the last day of the festival. The Connecticut Icon winner will receive $1,000 cash. They will also win the opportunity to professionally record at a local recording studio, with the possibility that the recordings will be submitted to several record companies. Winners also receive the chance to sing at various popular local restaurants. For more information call Melissa Ericksen-Salmon at (860) 276-8504 ext. 120, or at .

The Southington Sons of Italy Club will sponsor a class in “Conversational Italian” starting on Monday Sept. 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., on Mondays to Dec. 3. The class is free and open to the public, to register call (860) 628-0755. Space is limited to the first 40 applicants. Classes will be held at the Center Street club. A text book may be purchased in class.

Library Briefs

The Southington Library is located at 255 Main St. For more information or to register for a program, visit the library website at www.southingtonlibrary.or g and click on the calendar or contact the reference desk, at (860) 628-0947, ext. 5, or the children’s department, ext. 3. Registration is required for most programs unless otherwise indicated. The library is open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Book sale

During the month of August, the Friends of the Southington Public Library Bookstore will hold a buy one, get one free sale on all 50 cent Mass Market paperbacks (excludes children’s books). This is a opportunity to stock up for beach or late summer reading and save money too. The bookstore is on the lower level of the library. The store’s hours are Monday and Thursday, 2 to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 2 to 8:30 p.m.; and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Adult summer reading

Adult residents 18 and older in Southington are invited to participate in the adult summer reading program, “Everything British.” An “Everything British” entry form can be picked up at

Library Briefs the display by the kiosk. Read a book or listen to an audio book, then record it on the “Everything British” entry form for a chance to be a “Lucky Reader.” Weekly drawings from completed entries will be on Mondays through Aug. 27, one entry for each book read, deposit in the “Everything British” entry box each week by Friday before closing. Completed entries will be included in the weekly drawing for one reader who will receive a Southington Chamber Mall discount card, Bertucci’s discount coupon, and other surprises. At the end of the “Everything British” Summer Reading program, on Monday, Aug. 27, all completed weekly entries will be included in the final “Lucky Reader” drawing for a new e-reader.

Artist for July Stan Valencis, a local artist, will have his paintings on display at The Gallery at the Southington Library, 255 Main St., Southington, during July. He is a self-taught artist who enjoys being creative in many mediums, including carving wood and slate, sculpting wire, creating art works with pastels, acrylics, colored pencil and ink. Valencis moved around the country giving him many locations for inspiration. His favorite subjects are seascapes in motion. He has

displayed his work as a member of the Southington Arts and Crafts Association and the New Britain Museum of American Art. He is vice president of the Southington Arts and Crafts Association. The Gallery is located on the main level near the Café and the lower level outside the Friends bookstore. View the exhibit during the normal business hours of the library, Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Saturdays during July through Labor Day.

Relax, rejuvenate read Branford Hall Institute and the Southington Library invite the public for a night of “Relaxation, Rejuvenation and Reading,” with a free chair massage provided by Advanced Massage Therapy Students of Branford Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. on the mezzanine on July 31, August 14, 21 and 28. The sessions are open to the public on a first come, first serve basis. No specific times will be scheduled. There is no age restriction. Infant/child massage will also be offered (Parents must be present during the time of massage for anyone under the age of 18). Sessions are approximately 15 minutes in length, will be held on the mezzanine and the client remains fully clothed at all times. Modifications can be

made to those who are uncomfortable or are unable to properly sit in a massage chair.

Movie Mondays Movie Mondays feature British themed movies based on books. Showings will be at 3 p.m. in the lower level program room. No registration, light beverages and cookies will be available. The movies to be shown are: July 30: Persuasion — Based on the novel of the same title by Jane Austen. Anne Elliot, heroine of Austen’s last novel, fell deeply in love with a handsome naval officer at the age of 19. But with neither fortune nor rank to recommend him, Anne’s family was against the match and persuaded her to break off the engagement. Seven years later, Anne has lived to regret her decision. She never stopped loving her beau and when he returns from sea having made his fortune and reputation she can only watch as others pursue him. Aug. 6: Jane Eyre — based on Charlotte Bronte’s innovative and enduring romantic novel of the same title. Jane orphaned into the household of her aunt, subject to the cruel regime at a charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. She takes up the post of governess, falls in love, and discovers the impediment to

their lawful marriage in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman’s passionate search for a wider and richer life than Victorian society traditionally allowed. Aug. 13: King Arthur, The Young Warlord — This feature retells the mythic saga of King Arthur. A trilogy written by Bernard Cornwell, the first volume of his magnificent Warlord Chronicles. As Arthur fights to keep a flicker of civilization alive in a barbaric world, Bernard Cornwell continues to make a familiar tale into a legend all over again with Enemy of God and Excalibur. Aug. 20: Five Little Pigs — Based on an Agatha Christie novel, using the idea of a nursery rhyme, Christie has Hercule Poirot embark on revealing the truth about a murder that was committed 16 years earlier. Take one dead lothario; add his jealous wife accused of his murder; toss in a devoted daughter who wants to clear her mother’s name, and get one of the greatest chall e n g e s of Hercule Poirot’s career. He must sift through the clues to uncover the truth behind this case of love, deception and jealousy.

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE Southington Planning and Zoning Commission Notice of Actions The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission voted to take the following actions at the meeting of July 17, 2012: A. Lovley Development, Inc., special permit use application for parent/ grandparent apartment, 170 Pacer Lane (SPU #512), approved B. Rajen Mehta, special permit use application for expansion of nonconforming accessory retail sales to convenience store, 11 Marion Avenue (SPU #513), approved C. Rajen Mehta, site plan application for expansion of existing retail sales (conv. store) to vacant portion of building, 11 Marion Avenue (SPR #1618), approved D. Alkesha V and Alpa R Patel, request to import 870 cy, 555 Winding Ridge (EE #138), approved with condition E. Lovley Development, Inc., two lot resubdivision application, 147 Pavano Drive, aka Shuttle Meadow Road (S #1288), approved F. Kristen and Dwayne Masse, special permit use application for parent/grandparent apartment, 41 Strawberry Lane, property of Lynn Lopa (SPU #514), approved G. Bey Sell Construction Co., site plan application to construct a 12 bay carport over existing parking space in parking lot, 34 Hobart Street (The Orchards) (SPR #1619), approved H. Bagno, LLC, Earth Excavation, Filling and Grading application to fill 118,314 cubic yards, West Street (Map 143, Parcel 016) (EE #137), approved with waiver to allow work within 100’ of property line Dated at Southington, CT This 18th day of July, 2012 Mary F. Savage-Dunham, AICP Town Planner


SOUTHINGTON INLAND WETLANDS AGENCY LEGAL NOTICE At their special meeting held on July 12, 2012 the Southington Inland Wetlands Agency voted to take the following actions: A. APPROVED – IW #1201, Application of the Southington Water Dept. seeking to install 185 l.f. of water main under Misery Brook via directional drilling. Property located in R.O.W. at 452 So. End Road. B. APPROVED WITH STIPULATIONS – IW #1202, Application of Bagno, LLC seeking to fill within upland review area in association with an earth excavation activity. Property located at West St. Map 143 Parcel 016. Dated this 16th day of July, 2012 David J. Lavallee Environmental Planner


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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF MEETING TO CONSIDER CREATION OF THE GREENWAY COMMONS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT WITHIN THE TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT Notice from the Town Manager of the Town of Southington, Connecticut A public meeting will be held at the Southington Town Hall, Lower Level Conference Room, 75 Main Street, Southington, Connecticut on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. to act on a voter petition to consider the establishment of the Greenway Commons Improvement District in the Town of Southington, Connecticut. The boundaries of the proposed district are as follows: “That certain real property, situated in the Town of Southington, the county of Hartford and the State of Connecticut, the Greenway Commons Improvement District, a body politic and corporate, subject to sections 7-324 to 7329, inclusive, of the general statutes, except as otherwise provided in this section consisting of the area bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a point on the easterly streetline of Water Street at the northwesterly corner of land now or formerly of Edward A. Piteo (tax map 110, lot 172), thence running westerly across Water Street to the easterly streetline of Water Street, thence running northerly along the westerly streetline of Water Street and across Mill Street to the northerly streetline of Mill Street, thence running easterly along the northerly streetline of Mill Street to the easterly boundary of the greenway, thence running southerly along the easterly boundary of the greenway to the southwesterly corner of land now or formerly of the Town of Southington (tax map 111, lot 25), thence running South 56°–21’-12” East 94.40 feet, thence running South 89° -07’-42” East 24.96 feet, all along 1 and now or formerly of the Town of Southington (tax map 111, lot 25), thence running South 03° -28’-48” West 123.40 feet along land now or formerly of The Southington Young Men’s Christian Association, Incorporated (tax map 111, lot 16), thence running southerly across High Street to the northeasterly corner of land now or formerly of Ideal Forging (tax map 99, lot 151), thence running South 02° - 04’-12” East 147.70 feet along the westerly streetline of North Liberty Street, thence running South 84° -34’-58” West 148.88 feet along land now or formerly of J. Robert Britton et al (tax map 111, Lot 1), thence running South 01° - 58’-23” West 296.76 feet along land now or formerly of J. Robert Britton et al (tax map 111, lot 1), land now or formerly of Nancy L. Rich (tax map 100, lot 88), and land now or formerly The Sons of Italy (tax map 100, lot 85), each in part, thence running southerly across Center Street to the southerly streetline of Center Street, thence running westerly along the southerly streetline of Center Street crossing South Center Street and continuing westerly along the southerly streetline of Center Street to the northwesterly corner of land now or formerly of John A. Muir, Jr. (tax map 99, lot 145), thence running South 13° -38’-17” West 76.05 feet along land now or formerly of John A. Muir, Jr. (tax map 99, lot 145), thence running North 73° -20’-43” West 155.42 feet, thence running south 19° - 23’-57” West 54.65 feet, thence running North 73° - 20’-43” West 83 feet more or less, all along land now or formerly of John A. Muir, Jr. (tax map 99, lot 142), thence running northerly 55 feet more or less along the centerline of the Quinnipiac River, thence running South 73° - 20’-43” East 65 feet more or less, thence running North 19°- 23’-57” East 67.42 feet, all along land now or formerly of Marek Nowogrodzki (tax map 99, lot 147), thence running westerly along the southerly streetline of Center Street to the centerline of the Quinnipiac River, thence running northerly across Center Street and thence continuing northeasterly 740 feet more or less, along the centerline of the Quinnipiac River to the northwesterly corner of land now or formerly of Edward A. Piteo (tax map 110, lot 172), thence running North 63° 31’-43” West 133 feet more or less along land now or formerly of Edward A. Piteo (tax map 110, lot 172) to the point of beginning. The project boundaries shall also include any off-site locations mandated by any permitting agency for improvements associated with the project.” The voter eligibility requirements are described in Connecticut Special Act No. 09-11. Copies of the petition and the Special Act are available for inspection in the Office of the Town Manager, at Southington Town Hall, 75 Main Street, Southington, Connecticut, during normal business hours. Respectfully submitted, Garry Brumback, Town Manager


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SATURN S SERIES SL1 2002 $3,088 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $788 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

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


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


HOME IMPROVEMENTS MGW HOME IMPROVEMENT Kitchens & Baths, Painting, Windows/Doors, Interior Remodeling, Gutters, Drywall, Decks/Porches & Basements Call MGW! CT Reg #631942 203 213-4567

KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING Give Your Bathroom A New Look! Partials or full, handicap upgrades, convert tubs into shower units. 1-800-890-8638


MASONRY Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

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

Junk Removal No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-886-5110


HEDGE TRIMMING RICK’S AFFORDABLE CleanUps, Mulch, Brush, Pricker & Small Tree Removal. Trim Hedges. Clean Gutters & Powerwash. Top Soil/Seed . Junk Removal. 203-530-4447

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

GUTTER CLEANING Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

Seamless Gutters Custom Gutter Covers Life no clog warranty Comm & Resid 1-800-890-8638


Your Job Is Your Credit

CUSTOM DECKS for your family Also do Roofing, Siding & Gutters Accepting all credit cards CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

(203) 630-0088

C&M CONSTRUCTION V O L K S WA G E N J e t t a 2 0 0 3 Sunroof, Leather, Auto, 60K Stock #6020A (203) 630-0088

*THE DECK SPECIALIST* 10% OFF 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

ELECTRICAL SERVICE ALL PRO ELECTRICAL SERVICES Electrical installation & repair. No job too small. Fully Lic & insured. Call 860-345-4545.

T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC

Chevrolet Cobalt 2007 KIA SPORTAGE 1999 $3,488 - 5 Speed Stick 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $988 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

2 Door, Automatic Stock #P5814A $6,995

Your Job Is Your Credit

203-237-2122 ELDERLY CARE

(203) 630-0088 RESPONSIBLE, RELIABLE POLISH WOMAN will care for the elderly in their home. Experienced for more than 10 yrs caring for people with spinal cord injury, Alzheimer’s, heart disease. Excellent references. Flexible hours. 860-803-2161

MARIO’S Masonry. All types of masonry and repair work. No job too small. Over 20 years exp. Fully lic & ins. 0614297. 203-565-5904 or 203-271-7917 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 27 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498

EL GUAPO’S JUNK REMOVAL Small Electrical Jobs Welcome CT #E10194715. Insured 203-440-0239 or 860-324-0874


MR. HANDY Home Improvement & Repairs. No Job Too Small. CT Reg #624078 Call Larry (860) 877-5678

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

Brush, Branches, Leaves, storm damage...Make your yard shine!!

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


DO NOT Freeze this WINTER! Call Duane Plumbing, heating & cooling. Annual furnace & boiler tune-ups & cleanings. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. Call 203379-8944 #400335-S1

HOME IMPROVEMENTS ALBERTS HOME REPAIRS Remodeling, Windows, Doors, Siding, Decks, Floors Lic & ins #623837 203-592-1148

Appl’s, Furniture, Junk, Debris, etc WE CAN REMOVE ANYTHING Entire house to 1 item removed! CALL FOR FREE ESTIMATES 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218 NJR LANDSCAPING Mowing Grass. Start at $35. Call Rafal 860-719-5448 Please Leave Message.

MGW HOME IMPROVEMENT Kitchens & Baths, Painting, Windows/Doors, Interior Remodeling, Gutters, Drywall, Decks/Porches & Basements Call MGW! CT Reg #631942 203 213-4567

All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service


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

MNA SERVICES CHIMNEY and MASONRY work. Repair, relining & const. Waterproofing. Inspections. Fully ins. & lic. #0674024. FREE estimates. SENIOR DISCOUNTS. (203)714-7143 Or Cell (203)600-9439

Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2008 4 Spd Auto, Station Wagon Stock #11276A $12,995

BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Landscape Design & Renovations, Retaining Walls, Walkways, Patios, Drainage & Backhoe Work. In Business 40 Yrs. Free Est, Reasonable Rates. Lic #563661. Call 203-237-9577. GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430

HOUSE CLEANING YOUR Home will be sparkling clean. Free estimates. Good references. Ins. More than 10 yrs exp. (203) 802-1551


$34.99 Lawn Care Services

JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We remove Furniture, Appliances, And Entire contents of: Homes*Sheds* Estates* Attics, Basements *Garages, & more. **Summer Yard Clean-ups.** Call for a Free Estimate 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

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

Most yards .5 acres or less. Cut, trim. Plus blow off driveways & walkways. Larger property? Free est. 860-919-2018 YARD Clean Ups Mowing, hedge trimming, brush, shrub & tree removal. Dump Runs. Junk Removal. Don 203-235-1318 WE WEED GARDENS NORM THE GARDENER (203) 265-1460 CROSS ROADS SERVICES Hedge trimming, mulch, small dumpsters. Lic. CT#553037 Mike (203) 627-8750 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Top Quality Work. Full Lawn Maintenance. Pruning, hedge trimming. Free est today! Lic & ins. 203-213-6528 #616311

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING L & E PAINTING. Professional and Affordable. Lic & ins. Call Trevor 203-938-3789. CT Reg #623250. A+ PAINTING - Professional, quality work. Low rates. Free estimates. No job too small. Anthony 203-814-7661 CT631687


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


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

DO NOT Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 P1


Friday, July 27, 2012 — The Southington Citizen TRUCKS & VANS


MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC. YAMAHA 750 1981 Extra New Battery and Helmet. Runs well. 18,000 miles. $500. (203) 237-3174


Apply Now 1-866-879-1616




On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. #569127 Call Kevin 203-440-3279

NEW England Tree Service LLC, fully licensed & insured. Top quality work, 24 hr storm service. Refs avail. Free est. CT Reg 570899. Call (203) 699-TREE

S OF T W A S H H o u s e w a s h i n g

ROOFING, Siding, Decks, Gutters Lifetime Warranties Available Accepting all credit cards. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

POWERWASHING Houses, decks, fences. Local co., satisfaction guar. Insured. Olsen Oil & Power Washing 203-272-2699 POWERWASHING, gutter cleaning & yard maintenance. Reasonable rates. Call Doug 860621-7602 and 860-919-1519 POWER WASHING, Senior Citizen 50% discount. Fully insured, safe and reliable. Free est. Call Gene McLean 203-2694156, cell 203-430-1623.

GMC JIMMY $3,888 6 Cylinder, 4 Spd, Auto 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106

PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159. 203-272-4216

POWER WASHING Is Spring Cleaning

Your House Gets Cleaner and S t a y s C l ea n e r L o n g e r GU A R A NT E E D ! Gutters and siding will look new! Exterior windows and screens washed with every housewash. Pressureless housewashing is the only way to wash your house right. Guaranteed no damage to property or siding. 860-839-0839


Must be 18 years of age and a US Citizen w/proof of residence. Minimum down payments may vary. Must meet income requirements. Subject to change without notice.

ROOFING, SIDING WINDOWS AND MORE Free Estimates/Fully Insured Reg #604200/Member BBB 860-645-8899

GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430


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

IN BUSINESS 31 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775


CHEVY Astro Van 2000, AWD, all power, ac, clean, well maintained, 170,000+ mi, runs but needs engine work. Asking $1500 or BO. Call (860) 6219808 or can be seen at Checkered Flag Garage, Meriden, 203-639-8802.


Gonzalez Construction Fully Lic & Ins Reg #577319

1995 Four Winds Chateau Motor Home. 56900 miles. 29’. Sleeps 6. Air cond. Furnace, Refridge, Stove, Microwave. All appliances work. Price includes tow dolly and bike rack. V8 Ford chassis. $14000. Runs great! 860-621-4844

JEEP Grand Cherokee Laredo 2004 4 WD, Automatic Stock #120216B $8,795

ROOFING, SIDING WINDOWS AND MORE Free Estimates/Fully Insured Reg #604200/Member BBB 860-645-8899

PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or too small. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447

BUICK Rendezvous 2002 Silver, 80K miles on new engine, 4WD, 4 door, automatic, leather interior, heated seats, LOADED!!!! $5,500/OBO. Call 203-238-4210

HONDA CR-V EX 2005 5 Speed AT, 90K Stock #120226Q $11,359

Your Job Is Your Credit

GONE! 203-631-3777 860-839-1000


(203) 630-0088 Roofing, Siding, Windows, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192

(203) 639-1634 Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★ Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling. ★★★★★★★★

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192

(203) 639-1634 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415

203-639-0032 joe@ Fully license/insured. Reg #HIC577319 Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions



CT Reg. #516790

C&M CONSTRUCTION *THE ROOFING SPECIALIST* 10% OFF 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415 J. HALL CONSTRUCTION Roofing, Siding, Decks, Windows, Remodeling, Additions. No Job Too Small Fully Licensed And Insured Contact Jeremy 203-537-2534 Reg#0575625

MONTANA Fifth Wheel 2002 Rear Living Room, 2 Slides Excellent Condition $15,000 or best offer (203) 237-9561

PETS & LIVESTOCK J. HALL CONSTRUCTION Roofing, Siding, Decks, Windows, Remodeling, Additions. No Job Too Small Fully Licensed And Insured Contact Jeremy 203-537-2534 Reg#0575625

The Powerwashing Kings Others Wash - We Clean! A Pressureless Wash Gutter black lines & Streaks Green Mold, Black Mildew. Dirt, Grease & Grime

1999 Southwind Motor Home 35’, V10 Ford Motor. Sleeps Six. Awning. 2 Air Conditioners. Jacks & Back-up Camera.74K Miles. She loves to travel! $20,000. (860) 628-9545

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions


PLEASE CHECK YOUR AD This newspaper makes every effort to avoid errors in advertisements. Each ad is carefully checked and proofread, but when you handle thousands of ads, mistakes do slip through. We ask therefore, that you check your ad on the FIRST day of publication. If you find an error, report it to the


SUV, 4 Door, Automatic Stock# 5567A $17,995

(203) 235-1686 LHASA APSO and Mal-Shi Pups Only 1 males left. Hair, not fur! Excellent family dogs. $400. 860-335-0169

CARS STARTING AT $199 DOWN 24 MONTH 24000 MILES WARRANTY LET US GIVE YOU A FRESH START Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now Jack 1-866-879-1616

T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC

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

All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service




HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil.


You name it. With Marketplace, anything goes.


TREE Stump Grinding, Affordable pricing. Call Al 860-877-9993

IMMEDIATELY by calling

203-238-1953 before 5pm Mon-Fri We regret that we will not be responsible for more than ONE incorrect insertion and only for that portion of the ad that may have been rendered valueless by such an error.

HORSE CARE NEEDED Part Time AM & PM Experience preferred but will train the right person. 203-213-8833


CT Reg. #516790 Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203237-GATE. CT Reg #601060

BULLDOGS, Yorkie, Yorkie-Poo, Beagles, Chihuahua, Poodles, Boxers, Labs, Pom-chus, Chow, Shih Tzu, mixed breeds. $250+ 860-930-4001

Chevrolet Equinox 2010 PURE German Shepherd puppies born June 11th. Ready for August 1st. Black and tan. Mother and Father both present. The price per puppy is $1,800 each. Contact FRANK cell # 203-537-6239 leave a message.

SUV, Automatic, AWD Stock# 5634A $26,995

(203) 235-1686


If you can’t find it in Marketplace, it’s not for sale.

CASH for your Toyota, Honda or Nissan. Any Condition! Running or not! Will consider other makes & models, motorcycles, ATV’s, etc. 203-600-4431

42 PETS & LIVESTOCK SIBERIAN Husky & German Shepherd mix Puppies! $400 Call for info 203-915-7950

Summer Programs & Lessons Rosehaven Stables, LLC Meriden 203-238-1600


The Southington Citizen — Friday, July 27, 2012 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE


SILVER Metal & Glass Corner Unit for 50”TV. $75. Call 203-235-6607

CANNON Safe, Like New 30”W x 24” D x 60”H. Very versatile, can be used for gun, personal or business security. Comb. or Key Entry. $600 obo. 203 500-3872

SUN CAPSULE Commercial walk-in Tanning booth/ changing room/music/cooling fan/36 tubes/timer/controller. $950/ obo. 203-269-1827

CHRISTIAN LIBRARY Over 100 books, bibles & videos. Call 860-276-8606 For complete list and prices.

SUV Roof Rails /Cross Rails New, $100 203-265-5321

COMMODE and Bath Seat Like new. $99 for both. Call (203) 200-9920

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT 20% OFF SUMMER SALE! Cleanest seasoned firewood in the state! $190 Full cord delivered. Discounts over 2, over 4 and picked up. South Meriden Mike 203 631-2211


AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Appliance Repairs

Will Deliver


CRAFTSMAN Workplace dry vac with hose attachments. 30” high, 24” wide on rollers. $35. VISE Charles Parker No. 100, 3 1/2” grip bar, 33 pounds. $65. Take both for $90. Good condition. (203) 284-0114 DESK, CHAIR, 21” TV Great Condition For College. $20 Ea. 203-237-9416 After 5pm

Couch Leather $1000, kitchen Island $500. Treadmill, Elliptical $100ea. NordicTrac $50. Kayak $350. Two stools $25 each. Pick up Plainville CT. Cash Only. Contact 508-423-3208

DR 9 HP leaf and lawn vacuum, tow behind series, $600 or best offer. Dennis 203-641-7333.

EXC COND Formal French Provincial sofa w/tufted back & fruitwood trim. Elegant Beige/ taupe design fabric. $450. Like New. Modern white laminated double dresser. $150. Brand New. Lge rectangle decorative gold frame mirror. $125. (203-265-2056.

KIRBY Sentria vacuum, brand new, $600 or best offer. Call Dennis 203-641-7333.

HITCHCOCK Dinette, several old mahogany pces, cherry couch table, girl’s twin BR, 2 bar stools, 8 pce LR, 6 pce lacquer BR, 10 pce DR. (203) 886-5934

GUITAR Electric, Almost New $70. Call 203-347-5654

OFFICE Desks, HON brand, 30 x 60 w/medium oak finish. Exc cond! 5 avail; purchase each one for $200, or buy 4 and get the 5th one free! Margaret 203-605-8083

HITCHCOCK Table, Round, 42”. Four Chairs, One Captain’s Chair. Top is Cream. $300. ETHAN ALLEN Maple Bed (Full), with Frame. $25. 860 621-4145

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 1960’S Budweiser Wall Clock $30 203-599-5176

PROFORM 390E ELLIPTICAL, I-pod hookup, bought in 2010. Great condition. Asking $375. For info call 203-530-6113



$$$ CA$H $$$ Estate sale service. Costume Jewelry, Antiques, paintings, Meriden-made items, toys, lamps. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

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

WHITE 4 drawer vanity table with gold trim design. As is. $100. 203-265-2056

203-238-3499 PEWTER Wine Goblets, Candle Sticks, Tea Pot, Creamer, Hurricane Candle Sticks, Serving Plates. $350. Call Bill 203-639-8090

2011 Topline 13 FT Landscape trailer, $900 or best offer. Call Dennis 203-641-7333.

PROFORM 390E ELLIPTICAL, I-pod hookup, bought in 2010. Great condition. Asking $375. For info call 203-530-6113

22 Pint Dehumidifier, 5,000 BTU Air Cond, 22” Sylvania TV (CRT), HP 4L Laser Jet Printer with new Cartridge, Bocci Ball Set with Case. All Above items $50 ea. Set Surround Speakers for PC, 2 Gal Sherman Williams Dover White Paint. $20 each. All items A-1 (203) 235-1518

RIDING Mower, Simplicity, with 38” deck, runs great, includes bagger and cart. $600.00 or best offer. Schwinn chopper bicycle, hardly used, Oak hutch with glass doors and light $350.00, Oak Hutch for 27” TV $50.00. 203.631.3052


PRESSURE COOKER stainless 2 pots- 8 & 4 Qt. Unused. $90 (203) 235-1154

36” Sony Trinitron TV With Stand $75. Weider Pro 9735 Corner Home Gym System $75. Call 203-269-8457 Or 203-376-7939

CIRCA 1920’s player piano, best offer. Buyer moves. Curio cabinet, 6’ high by 21” wide, lights, mirrored interior. $150. Call (203) 715-3372


2ND GENERATION Buys anything Napier. Costume jewelry, old pocket watches & clocks, collectibles. One item to entire estates. 203 639-1002

MERIDEN. Newly renovated 3 BR, 1 1/2 bath house. Appliances included, $1500/mo. No pets. Sec dep, last month, credit ck req. 203-715-7508.

Always Buying, Old, used and antique handtools. Carpentry, Machinist, Engraving and Workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers made in your home. Please call Cory 860-322-4367


Flanders West Apts

MERIDEN 1 BR, 1st Fl. Stove & Refrig. Off street parking. No pets. No smoking. 1 mo sec & refs. $745 per mo. Call (203) 237-9074 MERIDEN 2 BR Ground floor apt w/large kitchen. WD hookup in apt. No utils, pets or smoking. 1 year lease. Credit ck & refs required. Security & 1st month’s rent. $750. 203-608-8348


Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts Affordable Housing for qualified applicants 50 yrs of age or older. Amenities Include: Computer Learning Center, TV/ Games Lounge, Laundry Facilities, Off Street Parking, Free Bus Service to local shopping ctrs. On site: Resident Serv. Coord. Small Pets Accepted Please call 860-621-3954 for information. TTY: 711

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


OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641

L AND E PROPERTY MGMT Offers Meriden 3 bdrm apt. $995. plus Sec. & utils. Recently renovated. 203-886-8808. MER Large 1BR, 1 st Fl. Large kit. appliances, a/c, coin op laundry. Many updates. Heat & HW incl. No pets/no smoking. $800/mo + sec. (203) 626-2320

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


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

MERIDEN- West side, 1 BR, 2nd FL. Includes Heat, HW & Elec. Oak Flooring. Very Clean! $860/ mo+sec 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or

MERIDEN 1 BR Off-street parking. Wall to Wall carpets, appls, $785 Per Month. Heat & HW included. No pets. Sec & refs required. Call 203-238-7133

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd. SOUTHINGTON 2 BR House Large garage, deck, and finished basement. New paint! Available now. $1350 860-620-4570

MERIDEN- 2BR 2 bathrooms, 5 rooms, 1st floor. Call (203) 213-7714

MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 1 BR, 1st Fl, $845/mo+sec. 1BR, 2nd Fl $801 /mo+sec. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or

MERIDEN 1 BR Apartments $750 - $800 + Security Freshly painted. New Carpets. Secure bldg. W & D avail. Ample parking. No pets. 203-376-1259


MERIDEN Lovely 3 BR Apt. Hdwd flrs throughout. Recently renovated. Plenty of off st parking. Sec 8 & RAP Approved. Avail 8/1. $1000 203 939-8957

MERIDEN- West side, 1 BR, 2nd FL. Includes Heat, HW & Elec. Oak Flooring. Very Clean! $860/ mo+sec 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or

MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large 2 BR Luxury Condo. Laundry. No pets. $950 + utilities Call 203-245-9493

All Ages and Levels Welcome

MERIDEN 2 BR. $800. 3 BR w/2 full baths $900. Both with appls. Hdwd flrs. Parking. Utils not incl. 1 Mo rent + sec. Credit check. Call before 8pm. 646-345-2636

MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 1 BR, 1st Fl, $845/mo+sec. 1BR, 2nd Fl $801 /mo+sec. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or

MERIDEN - 1 BEDROOM Kitchen, Living Room. $650 per month plus utilities. Call 203-980-6184

Voice Lessons

MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd Fl. Apt. WD Hookup. Off street parking. Freshly painted. Appliances incl. Quiet area. Section 8 Approved. $800 + Sec. Call 203-927-8215

MERIDEN Centrally located Private and Clean. 3 Rooms. $675/mo. Lease & security deposit required. No pets. Also, 3 rms unfurnished. 203-235-2372

DON’T SCRAP YOUR CAR Call Jeff. Will Pay Up To $1000 CASH for your CLUNKER! Damage, Rusted, Broken. (203) 213-1142

Always Buying All Contents of Estates. Antique, old toys & collectibles. furniture, costume jewelry, etc. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-379-8731 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equipment. 860-707-9350


1 & 2 BR Available Starting at $650 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016

MERIDEN-3BR apts. 1st & 2nd flrs. Hdwd flrs. $950 & up. No pets. Utils not incld. Section 8 approved. Call 860-983-6336 MERIDEN-3BR apts. 1st & 2nd flrs. Hdwd flrs. $950 & up. No pets. Utils not incld. Section 8 approved. Call 860-983-6336 MERIDEN-3BR, Nice Size 1st Flr Apt. $825/mo. Appliances, WD, Hookup in Unit. No pets. No smoking. No drugs. 1 year lease, credit chk, refs req. Sec, 1st month’s rent. 203-608-8348 MERIDEN. 3 BR, 1st flr, freshly painted. stove, refrig, off st parking, private porch, private laundry rm with w/d hookups. $975/mo. (203) 687-2032 MERIDEN/Wlfd area. Unique 5 spacious rooms, must see. Immac, priv porch, 2 car off st. No pets. W&D included. Storage, quiet area. 203-686-0818 MERIDEN/Wlfd area. Unique 5 spacious rooms, must see. Immac, priv porch, 2 car off st. No pets. W&D included. Storage, quiet area. 203-686-0818

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN. 2BR, 1st flr, newly painted, new carpets, off st parking, LR, DR, lge kit. $775 + 1 mo sec. No pets. 203-464-3083 MIDDLETOWN. Private 1 BR apt, 12 Rome Ave. Security deposit, no utils. $650/mo. Call 203-317-0186 SOUTHINGTON 1 BR, 4 Room, 2nd fl apt. Near The Hospital of Central CT. Central air, w/ appliances. Utils not incl. Refs & Sec req. Call (860) 621-2693 SUMMER SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868

Under New Management MERIDEN STUDIOS & 1 BRs We are offering a special! 1ST Month’s Rent Free with a credit score of 650 or over. Please call 203-630-2841 WALFD 2 Bed, 2nd FL, Glass Porch, Appliances, WD hookup. Storage. Off st parking. No Pets. Very clean. Dead end st. Owner /Agent. $850. 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD 1 BR, YMCA Area. 3rd Flr. Off street parking. No pets. $750 including heat. 203 269-2575 or 203-641-4508 Owner/Agent WALLINGFORD 1BR Furnished. Private deck. Off street parking. Heat & Hot Water Included $825 + 1 month security 203 626-5786 or 203-980-1441

WALLINGFORD 1st fl. 2br/5rm. Good locale. Fully Appl. W to W. No pets. Util not incl. Lease & sec req. $900mo. 203-679-2278 pm. WALLINGFORD 2 BR Large Apt, 3rd Fl. 21-23 Academy St, near Choate. New kitchen, fully applianced. WD hookup. $925. Avail 8/1 203-265-9871 WALLINGFORD Choate Area Quiet 1 BR, 3rd Floor. Appliances. $675/month. 2 Months Security and lease. No smoking. No pets. (203) 269-9642 WALLINGFORD- 2nd flr, 2BD + appl, WD, CA, gas heat, 2 blocks from town, avail 8/15. No smoking/pets. $995/mo + 1mo sec. Call 203-284-9424. WALLINGFORD. 1 BR, 2nd flr, clean & cheerful, w/d hookup, off st parking, walking distance to downtown. No pets, no smoking. $800 + sec. Call (203) 265-1070 WALLINGFORD. 4 rms, 3rd flr, w/d hookup, off st parking. $775/mo plus sec. Call (203) 949-0503

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Includes Heat, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. East Side. Off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or

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HOUSES FOR SALE MIDDLETOWN-$169,900. This 3br col. Is a complete charmer! Everything is done! Stylish kit, hw fls, open fl plan, 1.5 remod baths, spacious DR leads to stunning fenced courtyard patio. Call Nicky Waltzer 203265-5618

HELP WANTED ASSEMBLER- CLEAN ROOM-FT CNC MACHINIST-FT ASSEMBLER- Highly specialized local technical company, be organized, have math skills, and be willing to learn in a fastpaced clean room environment. CiDRA Precision Services, LLC, Wallingford. Send resume to CNC MACHINIST- Set up, Production, work to close tolerance. 5 years experience. CiDRA Precision Services, LLC Wallingford. Send resume to

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WALLINGFORD- $159,900 3br ranch, eastside, eat in kit, updtd furn & hw heater. Call Kathy Thuerling 203-265-5618

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE WALLINGFORD$263,000 Lovely 2br twhs end unit, granite Counters in kit w/ bb & sliders to deck, gas fp in LR, 2lg brs, master has full bath, 2.5 ba, office laundry rm, 2c garage! Call Kathy Thuerling 203-265-5618


Advertising Sales Representative Record-Journal Publishing Company’s Classified Department is seeking an Advertising Sales Representative who is ready to achieve success. Your responsibilities will include taking classified ads and making outbound sales calls. The successful candidate must possess a reliable vehicle, good oral and written communication skills, type at least 45wpm, be well organized, and have excellent follow-through skills. Telemarketing experience is preferred, but we will train the right candidate. Please email resume to: kboath@

You will provide: *Demonstrated sales experience with a history of attaining goals *Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while being mindful of making revenue goals for each *Ability to converse with advertisers about both digital and print-based advertising campaigns We will provide: *Team Atmosphere with members working towards common goals *Opportunity for growth *Competitive compensation package & benefits. If the opportunity to be a leader in our successful, community-minded organization excites you, forward your resume to: Attn: Kim Boath New Media Sales Position 11 Crown Street Meriden CT 06450 or email: kboath@ CHAUFFEURS- Hunter Limousines, LTD currently has part time openings for chauffeurs in our Limousine division. Successful applicants will require a great personality and a clean driving record, and a Public Service Endorsement /F endorsement on their license. Apply in person at: 450 West Main Street Human Resources Center Meriden or fax resume to 203-514-5154 EOE. CHAUFFEURS- Hunter Limousines, LTD currently has part time openings for chauffeurs in our Limousine division. Successful applicants will require a great personality and a clean driving record, and a Public Service Endorsement /F endorsement on their license. Apply in person at: 450 West Main Street Human Resources Center Meriden or fax resume to 203-514-5154 EOE.

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BEST WESTERN Berlin Tpke, Berlin. Housekeeping 20-40 hrs per week. Must be avail 7 days/week. Must speak some Spanish/English. $8.25/hr. Stop in to Apply.

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CHIROPRACTOR’S OFFICE Receptionist, Billing, Collections, General Office Duties. 32 hrs/wk. Call (203) 265-9898 CUSTOMER Service. Must be self motivated individual and able to handle multi task. Computer skills necessary. Telephone experience required. Steady employment, pleasant working conditions, excellent benefits. Food service background helpful. Please call Thurston Foods for interview appt (203) 265-1525 ext 100. DATA BASE ADMINISTRATOR Full Time Requirements: 1-2 years exp and be proficient in Microsoft Access and VBA. Forward resume to Elizabeth McKay Letter Concepts, Inc., P.O. Box 436, Berlin, CT 06037 or email to DRIVER Experienced Reefer Drivers & Independent Contractors needed for Regional Positions. Top of the line equipment and plenty of freight. Call Today! 877-491-1112 or DRIVER Full Time to make deliveries in surrounding towns. Must have clean driving record. Apply in person Meriden Surgical Supplies 172 West Main St., Meriden

Job Fair Join the DATTCO Team! DATTCO has positions available for: PT School Bus Drivers in Middletown To learn more about these exciting opportunities, join us at DATTCO @ 29 Hudson Place, New Britain on Friday, July 27th, from 9:00 am-2:00 pm. $1,000 Sign on bonus offered to CDL-PS drivers only! (CDL-B preferred, but will train desirable candidates. Must have good driving record.) Please contact Trish at 860-635-8234 ext. 5600 for additional information. DATTCO is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

LEAD PLUMBER Premier continuing care retirement community is seeking a licensed P1 or P2 plumber to work full-time M-F including an on call rotation. Experience with residential and commercial heating systems and HVAC experience preferred. Some maintenance skills are also desirable. We offer medical, dental, life insurance and wellness center benefits. Fax resume with cover letter to 203-271-7794 or apply in person at Elim Park, 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT 06410 weekdays 8-7pm and weekends 10-3pm. EOE, A/A, M/F, D/V


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HELP WANTED DENTAL Assistant, PT. Outgoing, energetic individual needed for progressive dental office. Fax resume to 203-686-0378. DRIVERS. Rapid growing grocery hauler. New Pay Package & Awesome Benefits. Sign On Bonus. Newer Trucks. Local/ Regional. CDL-A, 3yrs Exp. 800397-1813 HOUSEKEEPER Part-time. Flex schedule including every other weekend. Twin Maples, 44 Bed SNF. EOE. Apply @ 809R New Haven Rd., Durham, CT. Background check required. OFFICE CLERK Needed, P/T for wholesale distribution company. Looking for a detail oriented self starter who is reliable & able to follow directions. Computer exp. in EDI processing, UPS & FedEx. Flexible hrs, min 25 hrs per week. Monday-Friday, EOE. Please fax resume to Linda V. or Tom at: 203-2840886 ROGERS ORCHARD, SOUTHINGTON, CT needs 6 temporary workers 8/1/2012 to 10/31/2012. Work tools, supplies, equipment provided without cost to worker. Housing will be available without cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day. Transportation reimbursement and subsistence is provided upon completion of 15 days or 50% of the work contract. Work is guaranteed for 3/4 of the workdays during the contract period. $10.56 per hr. Applicants to apply contact CT Department of Labor at 860-2636020. Or apply for the job at the nearest local office of the SWA. Job order #4559086. May perform any combination of tasks related to the production and harvesting of fruit including pruning, thinning, hoeing, planting, irrigating, mowing, fertilizing and harvesting. Workers will be using straight and step ladders and will be required to lift approx 40 lbs while descending and ascending ladder on a sustained basis. At least 2 months experience in duties listed required.

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PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANTS Needed in the New Britain area: $11+/hr, depending on exp. Good housekeeping and home management skills req. MUST HAVE 6 months recent aide exp; must have own reliable transportation and valid Driver’s License. Positions pay mileage, orientation, and travel time. Must be able to work at least one weekend per month. Applications may be filled out at VNA HealthCare 205 West Main Street New Britain, CT or FAX to 860-493-5945 SENIOR SERVICES SOCIAL WORKER. Town of Cheshire is accepting submissions from qualified candidates for the position of Senior ServicesSocial Worker, assigned to the Senior Center. 25 hr/ wk. Partial benefits. Starting hrly rate expected to be about $25. For additional information, see the Town’s web site at Deadline for applying is 8/8/12. The Town of Cheshire is an EEOE, M/F/D/V. Tool/Die

Journeyman Tool & Die Maker Bridgeport Fittings, in business since 1925, is a leading manufacturer of conduit & cable fittings. Currently, we seek qualified individuals with the ability to design, build & maintain progressive stamping dies. The right candidate needs to work to specified tolerances; willing to receive training to update their skills; work independently on assigned projects; and able to troubleshoot problems in the press. Knowledge of CAD; Sinker EDM and Wire EDM a plus. Contact Jim Connor, Director H/R, Bridgeport Fittings, 705 Lordship Blvd., Stratford, CT 06615, Fax: 203-378-9818 E-mail: jimc@bptfittings. com EOE


One Summit Place

HELP WANTED ELECTRICAL Panel Assembly/ Machinery Wiring. Exp nec. Call for more info 860-349-1788 or fax resume 860-349-9949 SKILLED CARPENTERS needed for restoration company in Middlefield. Must have own tools and transportation. Wages based on experience. Call 203-668-4536 TEACHERS Full & Part Time (afternoons). Exp needed. CDA preferred. Please apply: See Us Grow Childcare, 1052 So Colony Rd., Wallingford 203-269-5437 or send resume to TELEMARKETER Wanted for advertising sales. Part time. Must be experienced, reliable, able to work independently and have reliable vehicle. Hourly pay plus commission. Please email resume to: VINYL SIDING INSTALLER- F/T, exp in siding & trim work needed, TRANSPORTATION a must. Background check required. Call 203-589-9666.

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MEDICAL CAREERS CNA, PCA For Homecare -Flex hrs. Reliable, must have own trans. (203) 439-7731 x116 MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST FT Needed for busy pediatric office. Experience preferred. Must be able to multi-task. Fax resume to: 203-265-3321 We Are Seeking A

Part Time RN To work in the Wallingford Area, Mon–Fri. 9:00am –12:30pm. Be a clinical resource and customer representative – responding to inquiries regarding our services and presenting our Agency and its services as solutions to patients’ needs. Current RN license in the State of CT and a min of 5 yrs exp. Please e-mail resume to or fax it to 860-493-5945

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203-634-3933 YARD JOCKEY Experience with Tractor Trailers 12 Hour Shifts Call Kevin 203-741-0019 Between 10am & 2pm. EOE

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The Southington Citizen 07-27-2012