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Town targets invasives at Crescent Lake By Farrah Duffany Special to the Citizen

Ferrucci & Walicki LLC, a Middlefield forestry firm, has been chosen by the Open Space and Land Acquisition Committee to carry out a forestry management plan at Crescent Lake. For the past two years the town

has been preparing to deal with invasive plants and species in some of the 226 acres at Crescent Lake. The emerald ash borer, a green beetle originally from Asia, has left many ash trees dead or damaged. Two foresters gave presentations to the committee. One was by Eric Hansen, a managing partner of Ferrucci & Walicki. The

other was by Jeremy Clark, an independent forester. At its April 24 meeting, the committee selected Ferrucci & Walicki. Stephanie Urillo, chairwoman of the open space committee, said she was impressed with Ferrucci & Walicki’s resume and referSee Invasives / Page 5

HomeFront volunteers gather to repair house By Eric Vo

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As Chris Cipriano stood outside his home on May 3, he watched dozens of volunteers work on his house. Some volunteers were painting the sides of the house, while others were putting their carpentry skills to use to fix the paneling and wood around the home. “It’s a miracle,” Cipriano said among the sounds of hammers hitting against wood and the loud buzzing of an electric saw. Cipriano and his wife, Soncerae, had their home chosen by HomeFront to have needed repairs completed by volunteers. The Ciprianos’ Southington home was one of 75 projects that were being worked on around the state Saturday. HomeFront is a “community-based, volunteer-driven home repair program that provides free See HomeFront / Page 20

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Ryan Walker, a volunteer from Grace United Methodist Church of Southington, cuts a piece of wood with a saw Saturday, May 3, 2014. Walker was one of dozens of volunteers that came together to help repair the home of Chris and Soncerae Cipriano. The Cipriano’s home was one of 75 homes chosen by HomeFront to be repaired by volunteers. | Eric Vo / Special to the Citizen

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It’s come out in purple day for Relay for Life By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen

Dozens of luminaries were set up alongside the sidewalks and around the pavilion on the Town Green as people gathered to celebrate the first Day of Purple event May 2 to promote the Southington Relay for Life. Purple is the theme color Southington forThe Relay for Life, which raises funds for cancer research. Many people at the event were wearing the Town,including Your News Beth colorYour purple, Deluco and Michele Burge, Kira Dunphy, 7, of Southington colors in a message of who coordinated the event. hope at the Day of Purple event on the Town Green May 2. The two women were | Farrah Duffany / Special to the Citizen wearing bright purple hair

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phy, who is the team captain from Flanders School. “My grandfather died from leukemia three years ago,” Lisa Dunphy said. “We wanted to help out.” After Kira’s drawing was finished it was added to the “Pound Out Cancer” board with other messages. Her message read: “I relay to honor the people that passed away because of this dreadful cause of cancer.” Hundreds will attend the Southington Relay for Life will be held at Southington High School on May 30. Last year, 61 teams participated in the Southington Relay See Purple / Page 3

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for Life, raising more than $123,000. About 48 teams are signed up this year. “We have American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is here for information for people to sign up,” Burge said. The event was held to promote the event coming up at the end of the month and to raise cancer awareness. Purple bows for mailboxes were being sold, along with luminaries and car window clings that read “Day of Purple.” Teams from town were also there to promote the cause.

Liz Wong, who is Miss Bristol, sang “Born to Fly” by Sara Evans. Mrs. Connecticut was also present to get girls to sign up for the Relay for Life pageant that will be held on May 16. Kimberly Beaudoin, Mrs. Connecticut, is also a Southington resident. “Anything we can to do to get support of the relay is wonderful,” said Joyce McAloon, the Southington

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Warrior Connecticut to give readers of “The News-Times” in Danconvinced the state to desig- bury “a better picture of our nate old Route 6 as a historic home state.” When Hurley decided to highway,” Hurley wrote, explaining that although Route walk Route 6 in its entirety, 6 has not officially been a he originally hoped to first transcontinental highway acquire sponsorships and since the 60’s, when Califor- find enough newspapers innia dropped the second name terested in the story to sponfor 395 and 14. Now, however, sor the entire trip. In the end, there are road signs marking he settled for a deal writing historic Route 6 along the weekly stories of his journey for weekly newspapers, and path that it once run. Hurley traveled the en- made it across the country by tire distance from Province- the skin of his teeth – with the town to Long Beach on foot. help of a credit card. Without enough money to He came up with the idea after walking all of Route 6 in make it all the way to CaliforFrom Page 1

nia, Hurley set out to find a photographer who would join him on his quest. “Strangely, no one wanted a nine-month job with no salary,” Hurley quipped in his book. After an internet ad got many more replies than were expected, Hurley set off with photographer Travis Lindhorst to walk across the country. Hurley and Lindhorst will be at the Southington Library Wednesday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. Online registration is available to reserve a seat. Many people envision him

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Trees damaged by invasive plants stand adjacent to Crescent Lake in Southington on Friday, May, 2.

Hansen proposed an invasive management plan targeting 30 acres on the south side of the lake before the timber harvest. After the area is treated, a selective harvest would occur and profits would go toward the cost of the project. Bonnie Sica, a member of the open space committee, said the plan is to break even after selling lumber from the harvest. In October, Southington was accepted as part of the Connecticut Grown program that promotes state agriculture. With the membership, the “CT-Grown” seal will appear on lumber from Crescent Lake and can be sold. “We know there’s going to be hundreds of people (at Crescent Lake) every week and we want to make sure it’s a quality company and good safety,” Sica said. The next step is to set a project timeline and accept bids to harvest the wood. “Crescent Lake is beautiful and we want to keep it healthy,” Sica said. “That’s been our goal and its exciting that its coming to fruition.”

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Four to receive K of C Catholic Citizen of the Year award member Knights and pastors of our local parishes to nominate an individual, male or female, in our community, who has exemplified the attributes of good citizenship and faith in our Catholic teachings,” Kelly said. The nominating committee decided to honor four Catholic citizens this year. The honorees are Joseph Angelillo, Bartolomeo Cammuso, Kathy Reinhard, and E. Richard Fortunato. There will be a celebration of Mass for the members, honorees and guests at Mary

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Gwozdz When Soviet soldiers advanced west, they occupied the “new house” for a time, while my mom and her family took refuge in a root cellar. Her mother, my grandmother, caught pneumonia from the damp conditions and never recovered. After the war, there was little left for them in Poland and so, over the course of several years, they went back to America. As American citizens, my mother and her siblings had easy entry, but my grandfather’s return was not so smooth. It took the efforts of a senator and congressman from Massachusetts to cut through the red tape. About a year after she arrived, my mom met my father and she settled into a quiet life and raised three children, including me. She was determined to learn English. Even today, when

she’s reading a newspaper or book, there’s always an English- Polish dictionary at her side. For a long time I wasn’t sure if she wanted to go back to Poland. Finally, in 1994 I asked her and when she agreed I went with her. I took five hours of video. Now, of course, my mother’s life wasn’t all gloom and doom. She, along with my aunts and uncles made the most of life, and family gatherings were always filled with laughter. But six of my mother’s 90 years were spent during the war. They were the defining years of her life. And, of course, she wasn’t alone. Stories like hers could be told by thousands and even millions of people who lived through those same terrible times. But, for all of that, my mom doesn’t speak of those years with bitterness. What got her through was the

strong support of her family and the even stronger faith in God they all shared. It was faith in God’s incredible love that gave my mother, and people like her, hope, incredible hope in the face of incredible trials. During the hardship of the second World War, it was the faith of my mother, and people like her, that helped them to hear God’s voice of comfort and strength — strength that gave them patience and resilience. God provided for my mother every day of her 90 years. He provides for her now as she enjoys the care she receives in an assisted living facility. And it is with her kind of faith that I can hope and pray that God will continue to provide for her, and people like her, all the days of their lives.

Holocaust remembrance held at local congregation By E. Richard Fortunato Special to The Citizen

On April 27, in an illustrious program observing Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation presented an unforgettable musical production honoring those who perished in the horrors of the Holocaust during World War II. The principal program was a moving multi-media interpretation of the stories of prisoners in the camps, combining music, chorus and instrumentalists with dramatic full screen pictures of the WWII concentration

camps, interspersed with readings capturing a profound sense of one’s presence in the past. Held at First Congregational Church of Southington, the “Holocaust Cantata: Songs from the Camps,” with music by Donald McCullough, was performed by two select choirs of Cheshire High School, the VIPs and Chromatix Ensemble, under the direction of Beth Malvezzi Rosenblatt, with the superlative piano and cello instrumentation of Mayjane Peluso and Celeste Cumming, respectively. See Remembrance / Page 12

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Remembrance The program began with a welcome by Rabbi Shelley Kovar Becker, a prayerfully moving candle lighting (Yom HaShoah) service and remarks by Barbi Liftman, past president of the Southington-based congregation. The GSJC are guardians of a Holocaust Torah discovered after World War II from the destroyed communities of Caslav and Golcuv-Jenikov in Bohemia. Extensive research and investigation by the Memorial Scrolls Trust

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Man leaps from 2nd floor to escape fire, sent to hospital By Molly Callahan

to escape. He was taken by ambulance to Bridgeport Hospital’s burn unit for inAn early morning fire at a juries from the fall and burn Summer Street condominium injuries. Three adjacent condocomplex injured one man and displaced six people May 4, minium units — units 27 through 30 — were deemed fire officials said. Just before 2 a.m., firefight- uninhabitable from fire and ers responded to 250 Summer water damage. No one else St., for a fire in Unit 28 of the was injured, Zygmunt said. Zygmunt said Cheshire and Summer Ridge Condominiums, Fire Capt. Alan Zygmunt Plainville fire departments said. The sole occupant of the assisted. Southington Fire Marshal condominium jumped out of a second-floor rear window Russ Wisner said that authorSpecial to The Citizen

ities investigated the cause of the fire Sunday afternoon. As of Monday the state police fire marshal was involved in the case, Zygmunt said. The cause had yet to be determined at press time. The man who was injured was not identified publicly, as he was still in the hospital when the paper went to print. mcallahan@record-journal.com (203) 317-2279 Twitter: @MollCal

One man was hurt, jumping to safety from a fire on the second floor of the Summer Ridge Condominiums in Southington May 4. The fire displaced six people. | Molly Callahan / Special to the Citizen

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A good laugh for Mother’s Day Editor’s note: While Mother’s Day is filled with sentiment and warm-fuzzy thoughts — as well it should be — there’s another side of motherhood to explore. There are lots of moms who appreciate how much a sense of humor can help when it comes to the world’s toughest job. We’ve gathered a few famous quotes on the topic from a range of observers. Share a laugh with your mother this Mother’s Day and see which of these funny quotes rings true for her experience.

“I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.” — Phyllis Diller “The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for 30 years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.” — Calvin Trillin “A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” — Tenneva Jordan “My mother’s menu consisted of

two choices: Take it or leave it.” — Buddy Hackett “Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.” — Lisa Alther “My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.” — Mark Twain “If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” — Milton Berle “When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you an-

swer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.” — Erma Bombeck (And a few last thoughts from that prolific writer “author unknown.”) “Working mothers are guinea pigs in a scientific experiment to show that sleep is not necessary to human life.” — Unknown “I’d like to be the ideal mother, but I’m too busy raising my kids.” — Unknown “To the world you might just be one person, but to one person you might be the world.” — Unknown

Sterling situation stresses journalistic downside The Donald Sterling outrage that has spread like a prairie wildfire across the realm of sports has another side to which the impetuous pay little heed. Before anybody even slightly misconstrues what I’m about to say, I was mortified by the comments that apparKen ently express Lipshez Sterling’s From the Lip true feelings. How dare he evaluate another human being based on skin color? How ignorant could he be to belittle the very people who are the heartbeat of his business’ existence? What he said was despicable, and the eloquent message that new commissioner Adam Silver delivered was right on target. I feel for Doc Rivers, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and the rest of the Los Angeles Clippers, who presently are competing on the NBA’s biggest stage with a knot in the pit of their stomachs. I feel for the team’s fans, wondering whether they should boycott

the games as a response to Sterling’s hypocrisy or root for a gallant group with a legitimate chance to win the NBA championship. Is there truly a person on the face of the planet who feels any remorse for Sterling? If there is, he or she better express themselves carefully, perhaps in the middle of a desert or a rocket ship to Mars, which brings me to the point made by Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar among others. Something is truly amiss when people in the comfort of their own homes can have their innermost thoughts recorded clandestinely and broadcast across the face of the Earth. From what I’ve read, it sounds pretty obvious this V. Stiviano set Sterling up like a bowling pin. Evidence seems to suggest that she engaged in embezzlement and subsequently blackmail. It’s said that Sterling is, or was, an astute, calculating businessman, but the temptation of a beautiful woman and the egotism that comes with having her on his arm in public reinforces his image as a doddering 80-year-old buffoon. Jabbar forcefully noted in a column

Something is truly amiss when people in the comfort of their own homes can have their innermost thoughts recorded clandestinely and broadcast across the face of the Earth. The garbage that gets passed off by amateurs in the social media can never replace honest journalism, for if it is accepted by the mainstream as such, it will shake the very foundation and principles upon which our great nation was founded. for Time.com, “She was like a sexy nanny playing ‘pin the fried chicken on the Sambo.’ She blindfolded him and spun him around until he was just blathering all sorts of incoherent racist sound bites that had the news media peeing themselves with glee.” Our news sources are tripping over themselves, procuring quotes from the basketball cognoscenti all the way to the White House, on how contemptible Sterling’s comments were. I feel such coverage is an insult to the intelligent reader. We know that most everybody is mortified by Sterling’s blather. The best

stories I’ve read clued me in about who and what V. Stiviano appears to be and the messages Sterling sent out long ago that established him as being racially insensitive. What journalism has become makes me sick. I refuse to mention the two sleaze-driven websites that thrust this “news” into the public eye, and speak to the contradictory nature of our contemporary culture. People from liberal think tanks like the ACLU were up in arms when it was suggested that surveillance cameras be used on public streets to help law enforcement identify potential

troublemakers. But recording somebody without their knowledge and using it to expose their frailties is fine in satiating our society’s clamoring for celebrity dirt. Here’s what I choose to take from the episode. Sterling, after publicly apologizing to Magic Johnson, Doc Rivers, the Clippers and their fans, should be forced to sell the team. A portion of the proceeds should be earmarked for organizations that sincerely promote diversity without prejudice. As Silver said, the NBA is in the midst of one of the most exciting postseasons in its glorious history and its integrity must be upheld. It has long been my belief that NBA players are the finest athletes in the world, and the league has been very progressive in bringing together people of all races, colors and creeds. The garbage that gets passed off by amateurs in the social media can never replace honest journalism, for if it is accepted by the mainstream as such, it will shake the very foundation and principles upon which our great nation was founded.


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John F. Kennedy Middle School Honor Roll SOUTHINGTON — John F. Kennedy Middle School has named the following students to its honor roll for the third quarter. Grade 6, first honors: Lexi Almeida, Katherine Barner, Morgan Barnum, Ryan Barretta, Samantha Barrows, Jessica Bartsch, Nashita Begum, Alexander Belanger, Kayley Benson, SahitiBhyravavajhala, Lauren Boucher, Faith Breen, Caleb Brick, Evan Brown, Emma Brush, William Carr, Aaron Case, Max Casella, Ryan Catlin, Maxwell Chubet, Brooke Cooney, Avery Cowen, Christian Cox, Katherine Crouse, Victor CzerneckiAnair, Jessica Dammling, Zachary DelVecchia, Cameron DeSteph, Daniel DiCorpo, Emma Doran, Christian Drost, Jack Dunham, Sarah Falcetti, Zachary Florian,

Danielle Flynn, Gabriella Flynn, Natalie Foligno, Marco Fusciello, Jake Gagnon, Joseph Gaudio, Nathan Gorr, Chloe Grabowski, Katherine Gundersen, Jenna Hall, Riley Hall, Vanessa Heigel, Kelsey Henderson, Leah Hinckley, Abigail Howard, Kade Huang-Savino, Emily Hubeny, Jared Kelly, Troy Kieras, Ryan Klinzmann, Dillon Kohl, Zachary Kohli, EridaKoxha, Andrew Kudla, Olivia Liberti, Mackenzie Longley, Skylar Longley, William Loose, Brooke Lynch, Joshua Maccione, Matthew Maciejewski, Jenna Mariani, Kasey Mason, Ethan McDonough, Ashlynn McGrail, Christopher McIntyre, Shawn McKnerney, John McLaughlin, Derek Melanson, Trevor Messina, Christian Mohr, AvielleNanfito, Jake Napoli, Jes-

sica Nguyen, Samuel Nichols, Emily Nivison, Jordan Ouellette, Chetan Patel, Gianna Perugini, Haley Picard, Emma Plourde, Nicole Popowicz, Ryan Posadas, Kathryn Purushotham, Benjamin Ragozzine, Daniel Ragozzine, Tucker Raymond, Jeremy Rinaldi, Jio Rodriguez, Alexandra Rogers, Sawera Saeed, Christine Sargent, Mark Secondo, Ella Shamus-Udicious, Jenna Sheehan, Evan Sheen, Ryan Shurkus, Emily Solomon, Hannah Sousa, Victoria Sousa, Chloe Stanish, Stephen Statkevich, Morgan Stavisky, Olivia Stich, Lee Stomsky, David Sullivan, Mia Sullivan, Emerson Suski, Ethan Sutton, Justin Taddeo, Christopher Taylor, Joseph Tellerico, Samuel Terry, Portia Testa, Jackson Thibeault, Natalie Thomas,

John Tracy, Jacob Vecchio, Meredith Veilleux, Joshua Vitti, StefaniaVotino, Gianna Wadowski, Julia Wakefield, Nicole Wang, Cody Wankerl, Shane Witkoski, Andrew Wong, Madeline Wright. Grade 6, second honors: Mackenzie Adams, Eva Agnew, Joseph Albanese, Keegan Allister, Alyssa Aulbach, Lauren Avery, Brody Barrows, Dean Bauchiero, Hailey Becquey, Dion Beerbaum, MischelleBeerbaum, Cameron Beidler, JaykeBenvenuti, Mary-Claire Brick, Tara Brock, Jacob Brooks, Nicholas Buonanni, James Burke, Christian Cahill, Caelen Cain, Olivia Calandra, Xavier Callender, Austin Carta, Carissa Cayer, Raymond Cocozza, Mackenzie Coppola, Gianna Dangelo, Samantha D’Averso, Heaven

Davis, Morgan Desiderio, Sophia DiBattista, Lindsey Dizenzo, Tyler DosSantos, Jillian Dow, Brian Egan, Nina Fabrycki, Yesenia Feliciano, Kelsey Fernandez, Megan Fortier, Nathaniel Fortin, Katie Gaedeke, Olivia Genovese, Ryan Giudice, Anna Haberski, Joshua Hamilton, SamerHenen, Maya Hennessey, Javon Hicks, Kiara Hourigan, Kayla Hunt, Isabel Iovanna, Gregory Jamharian, Taylor Johnson, Myah Joiner, Adel Khan, Adam Kosko, Evan Kwok, Melody Lacombe, Anthony Lagana, Thomas Lebel, Katelyn Lipsky, Justin Lockhart, Nicole Long, Haley Ludecke, Juliet Lyon, Jessica Mamula, Hailey Marziarz, Alexander Mason, Amanda Maud, Daniel Mauro,

a solution. She never expected her invention to get a second glance. Afterwards she said “...was the first award I ever earned.” Thank you for providing such educational pursuits for the children in our school

district and for encouraging them in the manner you do, you have touched the lives of this family. — Christopher McKee Plantsville

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Letter to the Editor Amanda is not a prodigy nor an academic, simply a student who loves time spent with her teachers Mrs. Nadeau and Mrs. Colite learning science. This event gave her the opportunity to reflect upon a real life “problem” —

letting down of her YMCA Sting Rays swim teammates when her performance at a meet was adversely affected when her swim goggles fell off. Through participation in the Invention Convention, Amanda was able to propose

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Kennedy From Page 17 Matthew Mauro, Dylan McDonald, Alexander McPartland, Jake McPhail, Patrick Mercier, Nikola Mladen, Jeffrey Moore, Stephen Murray, Noah Nanfito, Kara Nardi, Nicholas Obuekwe, RiannonOddo, Sean Olson, Marina Oulundsen, Alexandra Padden, Lukas Peaslee, Karissa Pfeiffer, Kaylee Phen, Leah Pliego, Jack Ramsey, Aidan Reilly, Jayden Renehan, Taryn Rinaldi, Jack Ringrose, Ethan Ritchie, Justen

Roberts, Zachary Rogalski, Kelly Rose, Kristin Rose, Hailey Ryder, Aqsa Saqab, Lauren Seitz, Elizabeth Selmi, Michael Shore, Zachary Silvaggio, Audrey Sliker, Benjamin Smith, Brenna Smith, Alicia Spatafore, Vincent Spizzoucco, Taylor Starr, Paul Stocking, Joelle Stublarec, Jacob Sutton, Karolina Swinicki, Justin Taricani, Thomas Turci, Carter Uhlman, Hailey Vargo, Amanda Venice, KiralynWadman, Thomas Waiksnoris, Olivia Walling, Avery Whitehead, Brandon Wolff,

Connor Wood, Lawrence Woods, Zachary Zembrzuski. Grade 7, first honors: David Ackerman, Emma Agli, Ethan Agli, Kristen Angeli, AparnaAthreya, Reilly Baker, Abigail Barbour, Evan Belcourt, Michaela Blumetti, Seth Bogoslofski, Taylor Borla, Jason Brault, Ally Breen, Elijah Buck, Danielle Cammuso, Desiree Cammuso, Olivia Carpenter, AsamiCastellano, Madelyn Chasse, Alex Crawford, LynseyDanko, Avery DeLong, Natalie Diaz, Rebecca Dorzens, Jacob Drena, Julie Duszak, Elena Famiglietti, Kaitlyn Feeney, Elizabeth Feest, Jacob Flynn, Christopher Gambardella, Adam Green, Cory Hemsen, Emma Higley, Hannah Hubeny, Julia Jackman, Kate Kemnitz,

Caitlyn Kesilewski, Kyle Kraft, Justin Kupcho, Jamie Lamson, Alyssa Landrie, Mia Langston, Kyle Leifert, Peter Leppones, Michael Lewicki, Abigail Lo Presti, Ryan Loring, ChrisalaMarotto, Jenna Martin, Sarah Mathew, Daria McCabe, Michael McLaughlin, Jehvanni Morgan, Kathleen O’Reilly, Connor Patenaude, Amanda Perkowski, Hannah Platt, Ryan Prendergast, Natalie Pyle, Jordan Rinaldi, Marissa Robarge, Madison Rocha, Tyler Salzillo, Aliya Sarris, Ashley Schiffer, Casey Selinske, Ty Selinske, Allison Stanton, Tyler Strong, Nicholas Truncali, Chloe Wieleba, Jillian Zakrzewski, Jianella Zegarra. Grade 7, second honors: John Aligata, Ashley Anglis, Da-

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Kennedy From Page 18 David Kupcho, Shane Leone, Kyle Leifert, Ariana Llabani, Ariana LoCascio, Teresa Maffiolini, Sydney Marecki, Joseph Martin, Nicole Martocchio, Marissa Mastroianni, Sydney Mauro, Alyssa McDonald, Hartlee Meier, Noah Mendoza, Sarah Minkiewicz, Daniel Minton, Jacob Mohr, Kayleigh Moses, Zachary Nason, Katthy Nguyen, Amisha Paul, Spencer Perry, Samantha Petro, Julia Rafferty, Sydney Rice, Rachel Roberts, Julia Rodman, Katarina Rothstein, Christina Sack, Sana Saeed, Anna Shugrue, Niko Sophroniou, Faith Sporbert, Caitlyn St. Jarre, John Terry, Cade Testa, Kieran Tindall, Vanessa Tischofer, Amanda Travers, Thomas Tsangarides, Ester Vynar, Benjamin Wakefield, Stephanie Wang, Joelle Wankerl, Tagan Welch, Rosalie Whitehead, Rachel Williams, Emily Zakrzewski, Kara Zazzaro, Nicholas Zollo. Grade 8, second honors: Renn Abramczyk-Dubiel, Brianna Albanese, KailiAnziano, Samantha Appelle, Bryan Arsan, AneeshAvancha, Matthew Babicz, Jessica Baillargeon, Shawn Begin, Alexis Benvenuti, Christopher Bonomi, Ali Borkowski, Logan Brayfield, Brandy Brinton, Aryanna Bujak, Jenna Bujak, Samantha Bunting, Jordan Cammuso, Lauren Cannata, McKenzie Carroll, Kaitlyn Carrubba, Ryan Case, Amy Cayer, Dylan Chiaro, Clark Nicole Chua, Jonathan Clark, Madison Cox, Christian Culp, Evan Daddona, Mark

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Jeff Fowler of Grace United Methodist Church, left, helps Jim Simpson repair the side of Chris and Soncerae Cipriano’s home. The Cipriano’s home was one of 75 homes chosen by HomeFront to be repaired by volunteers. As time went on, the house aged and the wood began to rot. Repairs were necessary to the exterior and especially the bathroom, where the floor began caving in, Chris Cipriano said. “When we first moved in,

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time,” Debner said. “They’re putting their faith to action.” Jeff Fowler, of Grace United Methodist Church, was helping and guiding a volunteer as he used the electric saw to cut a piece of wood. “It’s great,” Fowler said as he watched the work. “The problem with churches and other organizations is that they sometimes stay within their four walls. They need to be more out into the community where there’s a need.” As a “faith-based family,” Soncerae Cipriano said she and her husband have been on the other end of the situa-

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Virginia Nichols, of First Lutheran Church of Southington, and Quinton Carmichall, a senior at Southington High School, helps paint the home.

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WEST HARTFORD — Erika Leitao was just into her freshman year at the University of Hartford when she astutely recognized that the environment was not right for her. She truly loved lacrosse. She gained so much enjoyment playing in Southington as a child and eventually at Southington High, but the state of the sport at Hartford was among some of the conditions that convinced her she did not belong there. She didn’t have to venture very far to find the answer that will resonate over her lifetime. In fact, she could have walked there in a half-hour. Leitao transferred to the University of St. Joseph, geographically less than three miles away, but much further removed in other ways. Playing for the Division III Blue Jays, Leitao became the program’s second-leading career scorer, fueled by adept stick-handling, determination and the comforting thought she

MacMullen, Ollie to headline Franciscan banquet June 10 MERIDEN — It goes without saying: If you coach a UConn basketball team to a national championship, the good sisters at the Franciscan Life Center will take notice. UConn men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie, fresh from leading the Huskies to this year’s improbable NCAA championship, will receive the Saint Francis Award at this year’s Franciscan Sports Banquet and Silent Auction. MacMullen The event, the 29th annual, is on the calendar for Tuesday, June 10 at the Aqua Turf Club, starting at 5:30 p.m. The banquet’s other major honoree will be former Boston Globe and current ESPN columnist Southington’s Erika Leitao recently finished her lacrosse career at the and commentator Jackie University of St. Joseph with 100 goals. Ollie MacMullen. She will receive the Saint Clare Award. but to get a better education. I knew had landed in the right place. Also slated for recognition: “I was a biology major [at Hart- making the change I’d have the best • Meriden-based attorney Guy DeFranford] and once the lacrosse season of both worlds.” ces, Sr., who will receive the Jim Calhoun Leitao scored the 100th and final Community Service Award. came around, I played for the club team and hated it,” Leitao said. “I goal of her career with five minutes • Retired Sacred Heart men’s basketrealized my passion was still there left in the Blue Jays’ season finale on ball coach Dave Bike, who will receive the and I wanted to play competitively. April 22. She also had 31 assists over Dean of Sport Award, I made the decision to change schools, not only to play lacrosse, See Leitano / Page 28 See Banquet / Page 27

Knights Notes Baseball Southington 15, Simsbury 0: The Blue Knights blew open a 2-0 game at Simsbury’s Memorial Field with six runs in the fifth and seven in the seventh. Kyle Cole went the distance in tossing a three-hit shutout. Cole (22) struck out five and walked just one. Joe Rivera and Ryan D’Angelo had three hits each to pace the offense. Garrett Gugliotti and Joe Daigle collected two hits apiece. Southington improved to 6-2 overall and 3-1 in the CCC West. Softball Southington 13, Simsbury 0:

Kendra Friedt allowed only a first-inning bunt single in pitching her seventh straight shutout. The Blue Knights improved to 9-0 ove ra l l a n d 4-0 in the CCC West with the divisional whitewash at Simsbury’s Memorial Field. They have now outscored their opponents 101-2. In blanking Simsbury (2-5, 2-2

West), Friedt struck out eight, walked one and hit one. She also went 3-for-4 and ignited Southington ‘s six-run third inning. Rachel Dube, Lau ren Zazzaro and Caroline Burke each had two hits. Zazzaro doubled twice and drove in four runs. Center fielder Emily Lippincott ended the game by going back and snaring a

line drive over her head. She added to the attack with a hit, a run scored and three stolen bases. Girls tennis Southington 4, Conard 3: The host Blue Knights swept singles in their CCC West opener to keep their undefeated record intact. No. 1 Alex Barmore (6-1, 6-1), No. 2 Angela Balaoing (6-1, 6-2), No. 3 Cassidy Race (6-0, 6-2) and No. 4 Catie Wormer (6-0, 6-0) all cruised in straight sets and secured the team victory before Conard completed a sweep of doubles. Collectively, See Knights / Page 27


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Southington is 6-0 overall. Individually, Barmore, Race and Wormer are also 6-0. Boys tennis Southington 4, Conard 3: Southington was undefeated. Conard was undefeated. Something had to give when the two boys tennis teams opened the CCC West campaign in West Hartford. It turns out nothing did until the final fray of the day, at No. 3 singles. With all the other matches in the books and the team score knotted at 3, Southington ‘s Grant Ogrin rallied for a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 decision that gave the Blue Knights a 4-3 victory. Southington is now 5-0 overall, the Chieftains 7-1. The singles lineup came through for the Blue Knights.

Kunal Kataria’s 6-2, 6-3 victory at No. 1 sparked a sweep. Nate Mullins won 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2. Luke Pfanzelt dominated 6-0, 6-1 at No. 4. Boys volleyball Southington 3, Enfield 0: Two nights after suffering its first loss of the season, Southington bounced back with a vengeance, sweeping Enfield in a CCC interdivisional match that was never close. Game scores were 25-11, 2512, 25-8. The Blue Knights did most of their damage in the middle and from the service line. Middle blocker Adam Brush had a team-high 11 kills and fellow middle Nate Keen had five. Outside hitter David Shaughnessy had five kills and four of Southington’s 14

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203-317-2308 - after 5 to Buy pmWanted call 203-317-2282 Ad#:CLASS FILLER 1, 2 or 3 Items or (PLEASE CHECK) an estate $$$ CA$H $$$ Pub:PERM 203-237-3025 Date:02/13/02 ESTATE SALE SERVICE CostumeSize:1X4.5 Jewelry, Day:WED Antiques, paintings, Cust: Last Edited Meriden-made items, By:EALLISON toys, lamps on 7/9/13 4:18 PM. 1-2 ITEMS Salesperson: Silverware, China,Tag Glass. Furniture, 50’s Info: Items. Line: Color Whole Estates CLASS FILLER (PLEASE CHECK) - Composite 203 238-3499

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