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Volume 7, Number 24

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Southington Relay For Life celebrates $1 million year By Jessica Kastner Special to The Citizen

What some people regard as the biggest — yet also the most poignant— party in town begins Friday, June 11 at 4 p.m. and continues for 24 hours at Southington High School. Relay For Life of Southington celebrates the lives and memories of those who have survived and those who have died from cancer. The Relays, which are held across the country, raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Teams participate to raise money for cancer research and support programs for cancer survivors and their families. The event is run for 24 consecutive hours symbolizing the idea that cancer never rests and neither will participants until a cure is found. This is the 12th year Relay For Life of

Southington has been active, and the celebration of its $1 million dollar year, organizers said. Since 1998, the Southington community has collectively raised more than $1 million for ACS through community outreach and fundraisers. Of every dollar donated, 81 cents is used by the ACS for innovative cancer research and programs for cancer survivors and their families. The event has grown into one of the town’s largest events and draws more than 2,000 particiSee RFL, page 29

Plight of the Knights ends tonight!

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Matt Venditto sits on the fender of a vintage car ready to have his tintype photo taken by David Sokosh at the Barnes Museum Saturday.

Tintype photographer takes portraits at Barnes Museum By Dan Brechlin Special to The Citizen

Photos by Johnathon Henninger

Brendan Charamut, left, and Nick DeFeo, right, of the Southington boys volleyball team were excited after beating Xavier Tuesday night to advance to the Class L state title for the fourth time in their four-year careers. Each time it’s been against Staples and each has ended in defeat. Turn to sports on page 31 to find out why this year is different.

Photography has come a long way since the first photo was taken in 1826. Now, all it takes is a second for pictures to show up and be saved on a digital camera — just don’t tell that to David Sokosh. A wet-plate collodion photographer or more commonly referred to as a “tintype” photographer, Sokosh spent Saturday taking portraits at the Barnes Museum on North Main Street. The method, which became popular in the 1850s, is rare today, but is something the Brooklyn-based artist said he loves doing. “I like the process,” said Sokosh, whose work was recently featured in The New York Times. “It’s very different than on paper.

Each one is a unique original because there can be only one image on the plate. There are no negatives. People really respond to that.” People were responding well, said event organizer Liz Kopec, and added that about 20 people were scheduled to attend for $250 per photo as part of a fundraiser for the museum. “This was just a golden opportunity,” said Kopec, who discovered Sokosh’s work while visiting Provincetown, Mass. where his work is frequently on display. “This day and age, I mean, where do you see something like this? I thought it would be appropriate and a worthy cause with the Barnes Museum.” See Tintype, page 44


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Charter revision petition supporters miss their goal By Leslie Hutchison Special to The Citizen

Writers from The Southington Citizen were recently honored at the annual Society of Professional Journalists, Connecticut Chapter awards banquet on May 27 at Fantasia in North Haven. Former associate editor Zachary Janowski took home both first and second for his opinion columns, “We live in a small, imperfect world” and “Hartford sounds like a broken record,” respectively, in the community, non-daily category. Sports editor Michael Guerrera garnered the top spot in the community non-daily category for his sports feature entitled, “After season-ending injury, tennis captain still leading the way.” Congratulations to the winners.

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Council Vice Chairman John Dobbins, a Republican, said the November referendum requirement for capital budget items received opposition and was sent back to the commission because the proposal didn’t give the council any latitude. He said there could be an emergency situation when a referendum vote was needed before November. Dobbins said he was also opposed to the requirement of seven votes to move a referendum from November. He said the charter requires six votes for similar issues and the majority on the council felt six votes is adequate. Feld points out that both issues denied by the council contain language requiring seven votes rather than six. She believes the council’s opposition is based on concern that a requirement for seven votes would mean a member of the minority party would have to vote to support the issue. Under minority representation, the council can’t seat more than six members of one party. Zoni said petition supporters could challenge the list of noncertified signatures. He said that decision could be made once more is known about why signatures were eliminated.



Supporters narrowly missed collecting the number of signatures required to get two charter revision questions onto the ballot in November, town officials said Tuesday. Town Clerk Leslie Cotton said in a statement that the petition did not contain enough signatures to allow the questions to be submitted to voters this fall. The two petition issues were requirements that the town manager have a contract and that capital budget items over $1 million go to referendum on Election Day in November, rather than in special votes. Petition organizer Sandra Feld said that she wants to find out the criteria for rejecting the signatures. “People worked very hard; we had almost 3,000 signatures,” she said Tuesday, adding that “it seems we would still make it.” The required number of signatures was 2,746, or 10 percent of the number of registered voters in the last municipal election, and Feld said supporters turned in 2,874 signatures. But only signatures of registered voters who live in Southington can be certified by the clerk’s office. The process of certifying signatures began on May 28. The final number of certified signatures was not available late Tuesday, but Cotton said it was clear that there was no possibility the required num-

ber would be reached. We were pretty careful,” Feld said. “I’m going to get a copy of all the petitions and the reason they weren’t certified.” Charter Revision Commission Chairman David Zoni said the petition focused on the intent of the voters, and that he questions why a signature wasn’t certified if the name and address didn’t match. “If they are a resident and a voter in the community,” their signature should count, he said. The two petition issues were sent back to the charter commission by the Town Council in April with a request that the wording be changed. The five Republican councilors asked that the length of the manager’s contract - up to five years - be changed. But the commission unanimously voted to not change the wording and sent the proposals back to the council, which defeated them 5-2 with two Democrats absent. The Town Charter allows the town manager to be removed from the job with a vote of six members of the council. “We didn’t want the town manager to be hired at will. It could be the political whim of a few people,” said Zoni, a Democrat and former councilor.


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‘Rate the ride’ could give boost to trail system By Robin Lee Michel The Southington Citizen

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on foot or bicycle from New Haven to Northampton, Mass. Another portion from Plantsville south to Cheshire is under construction now, however, the northern section to Plainville will be a challenge to build, officials said, because it is slated to be built on a federal Superfund site. Jim Cassidy, one of area’s most avid proponents of greenways and bicyclefriendly communities, was a big supporter of the Southington Rails to Trails, a former railroad bed, that opened several years ago. He

is encouraging Southington bicyclists and walkers to come “rate the ride” being held Sunday, June 13, 1 to 4 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, June 20. Participants will meet at the downtown Plainville Municipal Center where they can pick up a map and try one or both of the proposed routes, one about 1-mile-long, the other 2-1/2 miles in length. Organizers of the event said they want to know which route the users prefer and why. People trying the two proposed routes might think there are “too many cars, too






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The Summit at Plantsville reveals facility improvements By Stacey McCarthy Special to The Citizen A newly renovated 24-bed rehabilitation unit will be unveiled at an open house Thursday, June 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Summit at Plantsville. The public is invited to tour the unit, have refreshments at gourmet tasting stations, and listen to live music from the Beatles

tribute band, Number Nine. With the renovations complete, patients that require short-term rehabilitation will have a separate unit on the first floor that is close to the 2,200-square-foot gym. Facility administrator Suzanne Krassler said the reason for the separate unit is to provide better care for patients. “We have staff that is ded-

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Residents of The Summit play bingo and chat in the main gathering room. Many sections of the facility, which provides longterm residency and shortterm rehabilitation, were recently remodeled. There will be an open house on June 17.

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Archdiocese honors seven local Catholics with service medal By Jessica Plaskett Special to The Citizen

For most church volunteers, giving their time and service is something that comes naturally out of love for their faith community. Most do not seek recognition or even a thank you. However many devoted parishioners took a moment to receive recognition from

their respective parishes this spring, being thanked by their pastors and Hartford Archdiocese officials for their service. Seven Southington parish members joined 195 other church-goers in the archdiocese receiving the St. Joseph Medal of Appreciation, in honor of their talent and energy supporting local parishes.


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On May 26, at approximately 1:07 p.m., a call was received at Southington Police Dispatch reporting a house on fire at 23 Russell Road. Headquarters, Company 2 and Company 3 crews were dispatched to the scene of the fire. Southington Company 5, and both Plainville and Cheshire fire departments were called in for stand-by coverage in town. Prior to arrival, an updated report was received indicating that the fire was in a detached two-car garage and involved a piece of machinery. Upon arrival crews from Engine 11 commenced a rapid fire attack utilizing a 1-3/4-inch hand line and Ladder 1 proceeded with overhaul and additional support, according to fire department officials. Additional crews, American Medical Response and other support personnel were brought in for rehabilitation and relief efforts due to the extreme heat. “The fire attack was complicated by a combination of the heat and limited weekday manpower being available,” stated Capt. Alan Zygmunt. “We had all available Southington Fire fighters at the scene and needed the other communities to protect the rest of town.” T. Russell Wisner, assistant fire chief and fire marshal, was on scene and determined that the fire was accidental but has not yet released an official cause. Damage from the fire was limited to some of the machinery in the garage and the building inspector confirmed that there was no structural damage.

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Mass of Thanksgiving Sunday for the Rev. John Cockayne The year 2010 is significant in the life of the Rev. John Edward Cockayne. It is his 25th anniversary year of priesthood. Cockayne was ordained on Feb. 9, 1985 at St. Joseph Cathedral in Harford. Before his ordination, Cockayne was quite active in Southington, his hometown. He served on a number of different boards and commissions which included the YMCA, the library board, and the handicap commission. In addition, he was the first director of HUG, Help Us Grow, which was a local rehabilitation program, working with persons with disabilities. It had a used bookstore and a lawn service. Cockayne served in parishes in Enfield and Thomaston. He was active in emergency service chaplaincy in both commu-

nities. He also was on the board of directors of the National Catholic Office for Persons with Disabilities for six years. Due to health issues, Cockayne had to retire from full-time ministry. He is currently involved in St. Thomas Church, Southington, and continues to celebrate Mass occasionally on Channel 20 TV, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Hartford. He also serves as the spiritual director of the Archdiocesan Office of Disabilities. Cockayne will be celebrating a Mass of Thanksgiving at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 13 in St. Thomas Church, 99 Bristol St., Southington. A reception in his honor will take place in the parish school cafeteria immediately following the Mass. The public is invited.

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Mary L. Degnan, 94, of Southington, died May 30, 2010, at her home. She was born May 24, 1916, in Southington, the daughter of the late Dr. William Moylan and Aldine (Martin) Degnan. She attended Lewis High School in Southington and went on to graduate from the Connecticut College for Women in New London in 1937. She worked for London and Lancashire, Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. and the Aetna Life Insurance Co. She retired in 1982 from Hooker and Holcomb Actuaries. She was a world traveler, a strong supporter of many civic organizations and church charities, and loved to knit. She leaves many friends that have touched her life throughout the years. She was predeceased by a brother, William Martin Degnan. A graveside service was held June 8, 2010, at St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington. A Mass will be celebrated on Friday, June 11, 2010, at 11 a.m., at St. Thomas Church, 99 Bristol St., Southington. In lieu of flowers, Mary would appreciate you to make a phone call or a visit to a shut-in. DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, is assisting with the arrangements.

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Obituaries He was a member of the Southington Elks Lodge, Polish Falcons Nest of Southington and the Sons of Italy, where he served as past president. He served his country in the United States Navy Reserves. He enjoyed spending time with his family and many good friends, and especially, his daily lunches at the Manor Inn. Besides his mother, Helen Perrotti, and his wife, Rosemarie, of 20 years, both of Southington, he leaves two sons, Mark Perrotti and his wife, Patricia, of Southington, and Scott Perrotti and his friend, Joey Logiudice, of Florida; one daughter, Lisa Meyer and her husband, Ken, of Southington; one stepson, Jefferey Gardner, of Wolcott; one stepdaughter, Lisa G. Zembruski and her husband, Steven, of Middlebury; two sisters, Shirley

Dominic Perrotti Dominic D. Perrotti, age 74, of Southington, died May 15, 2010, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Rosemarie (Barbieri) Perrotti. He was born in New Britain on May 19, 1935, son of Helen (DeAngelo) Perrotti, of Southington, and the late Louis Perrotti. He was a lifelong resident of Southington. He attended local schools and Wilcox Technical School. He was the owner of Waterbury Contract Eyelet and Stamping since 1978. Prior to that he was co-owner of Master Craft and owner of Scrapit.

Griscom and her husband, Donald, of Bradenton, Fla., and Barbara Landino and her husband, Ralph, of Connecticut and Florida; seven grandchildren, Josh, Tiffany, Krystal, Ken Jr. and Toby Meyer, Kevin and Kelly Perrotti; one great-granddaughter, Hannah Meyer; two stepgrandchildren, Steven and Morgan Zembruski; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his former wife, Patricia (Bengala) Perrotti, and his nephew, Michael Landino. The family would like to thank Dr. Rosenthal and the entire staff of Xavier 3 at Saint Mary’s Hospital and VNA Health Care/Hospice for their compassion and care. The funeral was held May

19, 2010, at Della Vecchia Funeral Home, Southington, to St. Aloysius Church, Plantsville, for Mass. Burial followed at St. Thomas Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to VNA Health Care, 50 Brookside Road, Waterbury, CT 06708.

Charlotte Thompson Charlotte Thompson, 73, of Southington, died March 20, 2010, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General. She was the wife of the late Raymond Thompson. She was born Sep. 18, 1936, in Brattleboro, Vt., to the late Kenneth and Anne (Stortz) Babbitt. She had been a longtime Southington resident.


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She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. She is survived by three sons, Kenneth Thompson, of Cheshire, Jeffrey Thompson and his wife, Rose, of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Raymond Thompson, of Southington; one daughter, Donna Tyler, of Coventry, R.I.; one sister, Patricia Crouch, of Beckley, W. Va.; and six grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 19, 2010, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 145 Main St., Southington. There are no calling hours. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Plantsville Funeral Home, Plantsville, is handling the arrangements.



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Linda Lukas Wakefield, 71, a longtime resident of Southington, died June 7, 2010, at Hospital of Central Connecticut at B r a d l e y Memorial in Southington. She was the wife of the late Gerald Wakefield.

She was born March 9, 1939, in Meriden, to the late C. Milton and Laura (Ferguson) Wickstrand. Before her retirement, she worked for many years as a head bank teller at Southington Savings Bank. She will be remembered for her love of animals; especially her dog, Tasha, and her two cats, Clancy and Maple. She is survived by her son, Richard Lukas, of Southington; her daughter, Kristin

Lukas, of Plainville; her sister, Joby Wickstrand, of Meriden; and her closest nephew, Ryan Wickstrand, of West Haven. She was predeceased by her brother, Carl M. Wickstrand. The funeral service will be held on Friday June 11, 2010, at 6:30 p.m., at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be private and at

the convenience of the fami- tired from General Electric of Plainville where he worked ly. for 42 years. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army. He was a hardworking family man, an avid Ernest W. Damiano Sr., 90, Yankees fan, made homeof Southington, died June 6, made wine, loved music and 2010, at Bristol Hospital. He playing cards. was the husband of the late He leaves his children, Kathleen (Jamm) Damiano. Ernest W. Damiano Jr., LorHe was born April 11, 1920, raine Damiano, Debra Smith in Plainville, son of the late and Frank Damiano; a sister, Stephen and Pellagrina (Fer- Ellen Belden; his grandchilrara) Damiano. He had re- dren, Troy Damiano, Kristin and Scott Gilbert, Carla and Sean Griffin, Michelle and Andrew Washington, Jessica Cross, Danielle Wheeler; great-grandchildren, Mark, Matthew and Kevin Griffin; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 10 brothers and sisters. The funeral will be held Friday, June 11, 2010, at 12:30 p.m. at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington. Burial will be with military honors at Oak Hill Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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This summer, the Southington YMCA is expanding its spectrum by offering art workshops for children, teens and adults. Throughout the summer, eight professional artists will be conducting 22 different workshops at the YMCA that will cover a broad range of different mediums such as acrylic painting, watercolor, stencil art, graphic design, broken pottery mosaic, graphic design and coffeepainting. Over the time span of the past four years, Christina Simms, senior program director at the Southington Community YMCA, and professional artist, Mary DeCroce, gathered local professional artists to open up the

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the George M. Parks Award presented to a bachelor’s degree candidate whose recognized leadership qualities have done the most to enhance the reputation of the university. She also received the Student Senate Senior Service Award for outstanding service to Bryant University. Archambault was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance and Management, summa cum laude. Brian R. Kowalczyk, of Southington, graduated from Clarkson University, Potsdam, N.Y., with a bachelor of science in mathematics minor, mechanical engineering, physics. Christopher D. Ortner, of Southington, graduated from Marist College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., the weekend of May 21 and received a bachelor of science in business administration/emphasis: finance. Vicky W. Chu, of Southington, graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, on May 23, with a major in educational studies and psychology. Joshua J. Lewkewich, of Plantsville earned a bachelor of science degree in finance from The University of



Jonathan S. O’Doherty and Elizabeth Anita Ross both of Southington, both earned a bachelor of science at Keene State College, Keene, N.H., on May 8 Commencement ceremony. Toni Lynn Baldi, of Southington, graduated from Marlboro College, Marlboro, Vt. with a bachelor of arts in theater, dance and performance studies on May 16. Nicole Archambault, of Southington, received two commencement awards at Bryant’s University, Smithfield, R.I., 147th Commencement on May 22. She received




cises held May 16. Azar received a master of business administration degree in business administration through the college’s graduate school. Chris Viagrande, a graduate of the Class of 2000 of Southington High School, and a 2004 graduate of Fairfield University with a bachelor of science in nursing, and a resident of Southington, graduated from Sage Graduate School, Troy, N.Y., with a masters in science in advanced practice nurse practitioner in psychiatry. He is the son of Dr. Richard and Cathy Viagrande.



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Scranton, Scranton, Pa. The Jesuit University conferred 946 bachelor’s and associate’s degrees at its undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 30, 2010, at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. The following residents were among over 950 students from Providence College, Providence, R.I., who re-

ceived undergraduate degrees during the college’s 92nd. Commencement Exercises held on May 16. They are Brett Beaulieu, of Southington, received a bachelor of science in biology; Joseph Chambrello, of Plantsville, received a bachelor of science in management; Jennifer Chiero, of Southington, received a bachelor of arts in English; and Kathryn Magnoli, of Southington, received a bachelor of arts in psychology

cum laude. The following Southington residents graduated May 15 from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass., Bryan Rickard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dana Rickard of Southington, was awarded a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering. David Michael Carlone, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Carlone of Plantsville, was awarded a bachelor of science degree

in chemical engineering. Matthew Robert Syska, of Southington, graduated with high honors from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y. with a bachelor of science in industrial and systems engineering with a minor in economics. He studied in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering. He earned the great honor of being initiated into Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society which offers

appropriate recognition for superior scholarship and exemplary character to students in engineering. He was also Institute of Industrial Engineers RIT chapter president in his senior year having been IIE RIT chapter secretary during his junior year. He is the son of Elizabeth (Bette) and Robert Syska, of Southington and a 2006 graduate of Southing-

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9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They focus on the latest driving techniques with emphasis on defensive driving. No in-the-car training involved, only classroom. Participants must attend both days to complete the course. There is a cost to attend. For more information or to register call (860) 6213014. “Swing into Summer” Ice Cream Social will be held Friday, June 11, at 1:30 p.m. for a pre-summer social, including make-your-own sundaes and a musical program by Bob Mel. There will be

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Letters to the Editor

‘It is in giving that we receive’

To the editor: The recent recession has impacted Southington residents in different ways. Some residents took the brunt of the impact and lost their jobs; some saw their businesses enter a slump or their investments lose value; others had their salaries or work hours reduced. As bad as the recession may be, some residents were not directly impacted, while others, albeit a few, will profit from the economic downturn. How we react and respond will define us as individuals and as a community. Now is the time to make the best of the situation, a time for people to join together to strengthen Southington and expand their network of friends. For people who are unemployed or have time

and talents to share, there are many opportunities to volunteer in our places of worship, sports leagues, youth organizations, community and social services organizations, schools and the many other initiatives that make Southington great. Volunteering time will lead to meeting people and can lead to employment. For our neighbors who were fortunate enough to dodge the negative effects of the recession, we call upon you to lend additional financial support to the programs close to your heart. The efforts of people volunteering time and talent coupled with those increasing financial support will allow some great things to happen in our community organizations. There is truth in the saying; “It is in giving that we receive.” John J. Leary Southington

John J. Leary is the vice chairman of the Southington Board of Finance.

Appreciation for citizens’ donation Gridiron Club thanks donors To the editor: Regarding my letter on the Southington Police Department’s T3 transporter as an expensive luxury, it has come to my attention that the unit was in fact donated to the PD by some private citizens. This was not apparent from the text in The Southington Citizen, which prompted my original letter. The department had apparently considered purchasing such a unit but decided the cost could not be justified. I commend the police department management for their prudence, and I hope that all departments in the town are doing their best not just to limit their expenditures but to actively reduce their budg-

Government Meetings

Monday, June 14 Library board, Southington Public Library lower level, 6:30 p.m. Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 15 Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 17 Board of fire commissioners, fire headquarters, 310 N. Main St., 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 22 Housing authority, DiCaprio-Forgione Terrace, 408 Main St., 7 p.m. Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

ets in this time of economic contraction. Randall Heath Southington

To the editor: Thank you. The Southington Gridiron Club would like to thank the following for their generous contribution to the success of the first Blue Knight Mixer: Wine Works, Hawks Landing Country Club, Aqua Turf and The Calvanese Foundation, Napoli Imports, Ralph Secondo, John DeCesare/Jon Lee of In Flight, Hospital for Special Care and Angelos Market (New Britain). We would also like to thank all the individuals and business that generously donated towards the raffle prize auction. Thank you, once again, for your support of Southington High Blue Knight football. The Southington Gridiron Club

Thursday, June 24 Board of education, town hall council chambers, 7:30 p.m.

Cemetery is beautiful

Monday, June 28 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

To the editor: I would like to thank and commend Steve Carole and his crew on the outstanding job they do taking care of South End Cemetery. Whatever time we go through, the grounds are always cut, trimmed and groomed. They have made it the most beautiful cemetery in Southington. Thank you for all your

Thursday, July 1 Board of water commissioners, Water Department, 605 W. Queen St, 6 p.m. Conservation commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 6 Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

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Wrong area for complex

To the editor: About the large sports complex on Spring Street, this should never happen. If our town elected officials care about the taxpayers that live in that area and all over town, this should be built in the area with no homes near it. Most likely no town officials live on Spring Street or any so called town big shots. Town Attorney Mark Sciota and developer Carl Verderame said everything possible will be done to handle this traffic. Bull, there is nothing that can be done. Widen the roads, make all the lanes you want, nothing will help. Engineers have said traffic into the complex could total 2,000 trips a day during the week and 3,000 on the weekend. How do you fix that? You don’t. Marion Michalski said her quality of life will go to zero, her and all the people in that area; don’t you people care? It’s one big traffic mess; maybe you can get someone from heaven to come down and fix the large problem. Build anything you want, as long as it’s on someone else’s street and the money is good. When all the condos and

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Inquiring Photographer What would you do to improve Southington? Compiled by Stacey McCarthy

I would like to see more people get involved in town government by going to town meetings, writing letters and talking to their neighbors about issues that affect them. John Frascatore Southington

Increase parking opportunities in downtown Southington and Plantsville. There are great places to go like Anthony Jacks, but not enough parking spaces. Jennifer Bethke Southington


Great outdoors promotes love of nature and healthy habits June 2010 has been designated National Great Outdoors Month and Girl Scouts of Connecticut is urging girls across the state to get outside and experience the great outdoors. Girl Scouting has a long history of sharing the wonders of nature with girls. In Connecticut, we have been exploring the great outdoors and camping with girls for more than 90 years. At Girl Scouts of Connecticut, we know that outdoor recreation and camping provides many physical, mental and social benefits and we believe it can help our young people live health-

ier lives. The American Camp Association agrees, stating that camp helps children “stay fit and active, and fosters creativity and innovation.” Girl Scouting has a longstanding commitment to the well-being of girls and an understanding of the complex issues of girls’ health. We know that healthy living combines good nutrition and physical fitness with emotional and social well-being. Our camps teach healthy living through fun outdoor activities, healthy food choices, stress management, team building, and increased self confidence. Girls explore the


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Elks winners Nothing. I love this town. It has a lot to offer. Andrea Salzillo Southington

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I think the kids need a skate park in a central area of town that is open every day. The one at Camp Sloper is nice but it has very limited hours. Debbie Boudreau Southington

wonders of nature while gaining a greater understanding of the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In honor of National Great Outdoors Month, Girl Scouts of Connecticut encourages you to explore the great outdoors with the special girls in your life. Make a difference by showing the next generation of leaders how important our open spaces are while instilling in them an appreciation for good health that will last them a lifetime. — Submitted by Jennifer Smith Turner, chief executive

The Elks Club of Southington handed out its annual awards. The winners from left are Cindy Voorhees, Elk of the Year, Dick Harvey, Elk Officer of the Year, Janet Mellon, Citizen of the Year and Delmar Irish, Elk Grand Exalted Ruler of the Year.

more traffic comes to the old Ideal Forging, near Mill Street, how will that traffic mess be fixed; another trip from heaven? Who will tell the people who buy there, that it floods and there’s pollution in the ground. You can clean that ground forever, it’s deep into that ground and river. It will always have pollution there. That place should be one big parking lot. Everyone should care and be fair to each other. It shouldn’t be about the money, it should be about the people. Richard Casale Southington

The Fun CT Fact of the Week Stop residential building and do more to promote open space. Leave the farmland alone. Donna Sommer Plantsville

Now that the 2010 session of the Connecticut General Assembly is behind us, Governor Jodi Rell has spent the past few weeks reviewing all the bills passed by the legislature and deciding whether she will sign or veto these bills. Many of the bills signed into law by the Governor will take effect on July 1, October 1 or January 1 – with some exceptions – and will be published in the Connecticut General Statutes. Did you know in 1792 Zephaniah Swift of Windham, Conn., published his Systems of the Laws of Connecticut, which were the first of its kind in the country? To view the list of bills passed by the state legislature this year, visit — Office of Gov. M. Jodi Rell



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Enchantment Fair — On Saturday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Ameriprise building at 1006 S. Main Street, Plantsville, there will be an enchantment fair featuring Reiki, tarot card readings, stone cast readings and intuitive consultations. There will also be gift baskets, candles, books, jewelry and other assorted products. Jitter’s Coffeehouse — Troubaduo, a nationally touring, husband/wife, soulsinging duo who performs 150 plus shows a year and writes, records a wide range of tunes, placing an emphasis on lyrics will be at Jitters Coffeehouse, 1273 Queen St., on Saturday, June 12 at 8:30 p.m. March band camp orientation — On Saturday June 12 from 9 a.m. to noon, the Music Department of Southington High School will host the annual Marching Band Camp Orientation. It is open to all students entering this fall who are currently signed up for Marching Band. The High School Marching Band was the Class V Open Connecticut State Champions in 2009 and placed second in their class in the All States Championship in 2009. Information: visit the band Web site at or call the Music Department at (860) 628-3229, ext. 250. Professional skateboarder visit — On Saturday June 12, professional skateboarder, author and speaker, Doug Brown, skates at Camp Sloper, 1000 East St., noon to 5 p.m. At 2:30 p.m. Southington S.T.E.P.S., 75 Main St., sponsors “Skate Straight” from 6 to 8 p.m. Brown signs his books and free posters at Play It Again Sports, 685 Queen St. (behind Taco Bell). Informa-

tion: call (860) 621-0045. YMCA open house — The Southington-Cheshire YMCA’s Gymnastic Center at 26 Putnam Place, Plantsville, will be having an Open House on Saturday, June 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. They will offer classes from parent/toddler through intermediate as well as cheer skills, for ages 16-months through age 14. Information: Nancy Bauman, gymnastics director, (203) 272-7688.


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Southington Chamber Family Night — A Southington Chamber Family Night will be held at New Britain Stadium, Rock Cats vs. Altoona Curve, on Thursday, June 3. Gates open at 5:35 p.m. with a game start at 6:35 p.m. There is a charge to attend. Included in the ticket price is a buffet which includes hot dogs, hamburgers, barbequed chicken, sandwiches, pasta salad, baked beans, chips, watermelon, cookies and soda. All kids 12 and under receive a free Rock Cats baseball. Information: Dee Babkirk at (860) 628-8036. Steeple Celebration and kids fair — The First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St., invites the public to a Steeple Celebration and kids fair on Sunday, June 13. Steeple Day celebrates the church as a historic town landmark. There will be children’s activities, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with free games and prizes, popcorn, face painting, a dunking booth, a visit by Valentine the Clown, tours of the historic church steeple, available refreshments and more. Talent show — Talent show to benefit the March of Dimes will be held Sunday June 13, at 4 p.m., at the Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville. There is a charge to attend; children under 3 years old are free. There will be a bake sale, and a 50/50 raffle. Informa-

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Chicken parmigiana dinner — On Wednesday June 16, Holy Trinity Church, 200 Summer St., Plantsville, will have a chicken parmigiana dinner with all the fixings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the church hall. Order tickets ahead of time by calling (860) 628-0736. There is a fee to attend and a limited number of tickets will available at the door.



Final discussion — The final discussion of “The Maltese Falcon” will be held June 17 at the Southington Library, 255 Main St., at 7 p.m. The book by Dashiell Hammett was offered during Southington Library’s Big Read project. Scholar Mark Schenker, associate dean of academic affairs at Yale College returns as discussion leader. Registration


Bus trip — Southington Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a bus trip to the Mohegan Sun Casino, on Friday June 18, at 6 p.m., departing from Riccio Parking lot, in downtown Southington, there is a cost to attend. For tickets or any additional information: Dennis Putala at (860) 621-5320 or Roger Mathieu at (860) 628-0838. Southington High School graduation — SHS graduation will be held Friday, June 18, beginning at 5:30 p.m., on the field. Strawberry festival — The Village of Plantsville Olde-Fashioned Strawberry Festival will be held Friday, June 18, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., rain or shine. There will be hot dogs with all the fixings, beverages and strawberry shortcake for purchase. Entertainment will be by the band Number Nine, and there will also be children’s games, face painting, balloon animals and raffles.



Car cruise — Southington Care Center, along with Classic Cruisers, will be hosting a Car Cruise on Saturday, June 19, from 1 to 5 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, June 20. There will be raffles, door prizes, trophies, oldies music, and food. This is a family event. Proceeds will benefit Southington Care Center’s resident activities.

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Relay For Life of Southington 2010 will be held Friday, June 11, 4 p.m.:, to Saturday, June 12, 4 p.m.:, at Southington High School. The event schedule follows. Friday, June 11 4 p.m.: Welcome — registration open; walk begins; Sound Traxx DJ Glenn Canning 5 p.m.: food concessions open 5:15 p.m.: committee gathers 5:30 p.m.: Opening Ceremony 5:45 p.m.: Knights of Columbus Color Guard, trichairwomen and committee members walk behind Color Guard 6 p.m.: Opening Ceremonies 6:05 p.m.: Invocation — the Rev. Victoria Triano 6:10 p.m.: Welcome — Rosemary Champagne, Mary DeCroce, Joyce McAloon, introduction 6:15 p.m.: Welcome — Kristen Allredge, American Cancer Society, staff partner 6:20 p.m.: Attorney General Richard Blumenthal 6:30 p.m.: Speaker Carolyn Bean, survivor 6:45 p.m.: Survivors’ names read 6:55 p.m.: Survivors’ Song by Miss Connecticut Sharalynn Kuziak, with choir 7 p.m.: Survivors and Caregivers Walk, survivors private reception immediately following; Kim Myers Band performs 8 p.m.: Sound Traxx DJ Glenn Canning welcomes

teams; Torch Ceremony begins, speaker Audrey Zach, caregiver 8:30 p.m.: Torch Ceremony remembering those who have died 9: 30 p.m.: Purple Glove Dance Movie, Relay Movie 10 p.m.: Luminaries Ceremony begins, luminaries are lighted 10:15 p.m.: Blessing by the Rev. Chuck Williams 10:30 p.m.: Light Ceremony, the playing of “Taps,” walking with torches 10:45 p.m.: Quiet time, walking continues throughout the night

Saturday June 12 7 a.m.: Pancake breakfastsponsored by Mary Our Queen Church 8 a.m.: Morning activities and stretch with DJ and YMCA 8:30 a.m.: Sound Traxx DJ Glenn Canning 9 a.m.: DJ Hat Walk 9:30 a.m.: Fight Back Ceremony/ Fight Back Walk 10 a.m.: schools gather for parade of banners and children’s activities with YMCA 10:30 a.m.: Kids’ Walk — parade of school banners 11 a.m.: Visit from Rocky, mascot of the Rock Cats, fun activities, music from SHS

Pep Band, Jason Reider Noon: Sound Traxx DJ Glenn Canning; concessions food by Mary Our Queen Church/ Holy Trinity Church/Unico Club, Chili’s, hot dogs and hamburgers; silent auction ends 12:30 p.m.: Team Walk Symbolizes 1 p.m.: acknowledging sponsorship 1:30 p.m.: Sound Traxx DJ Glenn Canning, Dedicate Walk 2 p.m.: final remarks/ tent awards 3 p.m.: final lap/ Closing Ceremony 4 p.m.: clean up

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Boys go after elusive state title against familiar foe Staples By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

that team chemistry is everything,” Charamut explained. “Volleyball isn’t one guy on the court, it’s six guys on the court and if you have six separate egos, six separate guys, it’s not a sport, it looks like you’ve never played before. “Chemistry is everything in volleyball.” Maybe the second biggest difference in this team is the attitude they bring to the table. It’s not about playing well, it’s about finishing explains Giannacopolous. “Today and for the rest of the evening we can breathe a little bit because we made it,” he said after the victory over the Falcons. “But just making it is not a Photo by Johnathon Henninger goal this year.” The goal, accordafter a big moment in the Knights semifinal win ing to the head coach, is to win it all. So the stage is set. the Knights do to topple Goliath and Will it be a four-peat, or will the the 100-plus match win streak they Knights finally crack the code that is bring with them? Staples volleyball. “Just relax, do the same thing you “They got us three years in a row do every single game,” DeFeo said of and we’ll get them this year, we’re the message he’ll give to the team. “Come into it, you’re going to be confident,” DeFeo said adamantly.

No. 2 Southington vs. No. 1 Staples, at Conard, tonight, 7 p.m.

The story is old. The script is the same. But the 2010 remake of what has become the annual Staples-Southington Class L boys volleyball final has one page missing, the conclusion and that’s something the Blue Knights hope they can write differently from the past three seasons, this one ending with the title going back to the Apple Valley for the first time ever tonight. “It’s been three years, that’s a heavy burden and [we] just want to wipe that clean,” star senior co-captain Brendan Charamut said after the 3-1 win over Xavier in the semifinals. For the Knights, it’s Mike Cannatta, a first-year player, celebrates been three bitter defeats, over Xavier. each one a little better than the next, but each one ending the same way, with the much better.” Although Charamut did explain Wreckers hoisting the trophy. Head coach Lou Giannacopolous says, that a state title would be a state title. In the Xavier game, the Knights though, that this is the year and came out hot with a 25-10 stomping there are no more excuses. in game one. They slowed down, los“There’s no more clichés for four,” ing game two, before recuperating Giannacopolous said. “You’ve got to and winning games three and four. do work and get the job done.” Following the final point, the Following the semifinal win Knights celebrated on the floor, recagainst Xavier in Newington, a place ognizing that while it has become the the Knights lost their only game of norm, it’s never easy to get to the the season, neither Charamut or point they’re at. classmate and co-captain Nick De“I don’t care how many times Feo knew the outcome of the other you’ve been in the state playoff, how semifinal between Glastonbury and many times you’ve won; you get that Staples, but both made it clear who same excitement every time you they were rooting for. come because it’s such a big deal,” “Staples, absolutely,” DeFeo said Charamut said. “Even after three simply. Charamut was more animat- years it’s just as exciting to get back ed. to the finals.” “I want Staples so bad,” Charamut Now the overriding question resaid, “If it’s Staples, it makes it that mains, What’s different? What can

nervous, which is a good thing. Everyone is going to get hyped up, just (have to) tell them to relax and do what they [need to do] to win.” One of the most critical assets of this year’s team compared to those in the past has virtually nothing to do with the on-court abilities. It’s the way they get along. DeFeo says everyone hangs out both in school and outside and is just a great group of friends, making them even more lethal as a group. Charamut seconds that and knows it’s key to their championship dreams. “I said at the beginning of the year

“Let’s get there, let’s get this win because we’ve wanted it for three years,” chimed Charamut.

And as for the head coach’s feelings, he’s right there with his captains.

“This is the strongest team in the last four years, I believe,” Giannacopolos said. “We’re going to play better.”

The game will be at Conard High School in West Hartford as part of a double-header, following the Class M championship starting at 5 p.m. Friday evening.


The Southington Citizen — Friday, June 11, 2010

Fantastic finish to year for golfers gets them 11th at states By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

This spring saw a lot of rough patches for the Southington boys golf team. Coming in, losing the team’s best golfer in Jim O’Hara, it initially looked like it might be hard for the Knights to match what was a 17th place finish at last year’s Division I tournament. Even midway through the year, the scores were high and some of the preseason predictions looked to being holding true. But in the final three weeks of action, the Southington boys showed their meddle, putting up low score after low score, to finish eighth out of 29 teams at the CCC tournament and improving six spots on last year’s Division I finish, placing 11th with a score that was nine strokes better (327 to 336) at Crestbrook Park in Watertown. “To be able to get a higher rank than we had last year for states, a better differential than we had last year, fin-

ish higher in the CCC than we did last year, by a long shot, and finish 11th in the state tournament out of 20 teams and throw in a win against Simsbury, I couldn’t be prouder of the kids the way they performed down the stretch,” head coach Jim DiNello said. “It turned out to be a very successful season on all counts.” For DiNello, it’s not necessarily the scores he’s focused on, but how the team got those scores that stood out the most. “I was obviously very excited about the way we finished the year because for a long time, during the season, things were looking kind of bleak for us even making it to states,” he said. “So to play our best golf the last three weeks of the season was great because it really showed that the kids had tremendous growth from the beginning of the year and the consistency got much better, so from that respect, we have a lot to be proud of.” Aside from the state result, the head coach continued to touch on the incredi-

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Kevin Twerago finished the year as one of the top golfers for Southington and will likely go into 2011 as the No. 1 player.

ble finish in the CCC tournament. Of the seven teams that finished ahead of the


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Knights, four were from their conference (the CCC West) and all four were occupying four of the top five spots. Northwest Catholic and Farmington were one and two, Simsbury and Conard were four and five. “Not only am I happy about what we did, I’m happy because we did it against the best competition in the CCC and I think that’s something that can’t be overlooked,” DiNello explained. Now, shifting quickly to

next year, the Knights will be losing three-fifths of their starting lineup. Jeff Divinere, Kyle Nitz and the allCCC selection Dan Baker are all graduating. “We are losing the core of our starting five,” DiNello said of the hit the team will take in 2011. “We’re losing three guys that have been consistently playing in the top five for us.” Senior Baker was the strongest Knight down the stretch, finishing among the top 20 scorers at the state tournament and ending what was an impressive senior campaign. “He ended up having an absolutely tremendous season,” DiNello said of Baker. However, the Knights are not totally in dire straits. “The good news is we did play a lot of kids this year, we got some kids experience, so it’s not like it’s going to be anything new for those guys next year, especially for Kevin Twerago who ended up the season as our No. 2 golfer,” DiNello said looking forward. Nevertheless, the focus remains on 2010 and with the last putt now in the books, the Knights have a lot to be proud about after an excellent finish in the tightest of spots.

Skier had successful winter Sebastian Alexander (Kalat) Doughty has been skiing on Mt. Southington’s Race Team since he was 7 years old, but this past winter he not only made TriStates (which he has done in the past) but he also made it to the Eastern State Final Championships. Competitors from the entire East coast showed off their racing

skills as they competed against one another. Doughty, although coming from one of the smaller mountains, proved that Duane Bass and the rest of the Racing Staff at Mt. Southington know how to properly train their athletes to compete. Sebastian received medals at 4-of-5 races this year, which earned him the ability to compete with the heavy-hitters up north.


Friday, June 11, 2010 — The Southington Citizen

Prep continues to dominate L tournament, ending Knights season By Sarah Gomes Special to The Citizen

that Chase praises his senior class leaders KJ Gemmel and Tim Sowa. “KJ and Tim were the heart of that senior class; KJ was always the defender we looked to defend the other team’s best attackman, (while) Tim was our QB out their,” Chase said. “Unfortunately, Tim was injured for some important games, but he was there on the sideline talking to the D.” In terms of future plans for the former Blue Knights, Gemmel will go on to play lacrosse at RIT, who is ranked 9th nationally on the NCAA Division III level,

while Sowa will play football at Bowdoin College this fall. Looking back on this season’s slate, there are two games that if Southington could get back their head coach thinks it would. “I would say the Hall and Conard games (because) we were a much better team than Hall but we just didn’t finish them off and in the Conard game, the ball just

didn’t bounce our way a number of times, but we played extremely well and lost by one,” Chase said. “We had a two goal lead (against Hall) with a couple of minutes left and they tied it up to put it into overtime, which we lost in OT. I believe those two games, really had a negative impact on our state of minds.”

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Overall, the Blue Knights finished 9-7 (9-8 including the postseason), which although it’s an above .500 mark, wasn’t exactly what Southington was looking for. “It was somewhat disappointing as I don’t believe we hit our full potential,” Chase said. “We had numerous injuries this year, having never fielded our entire roster in any game (and) for some games we were down as many as 4 starters. However, we have made the state playoffs two years in a row which hasn’t been done in a while.” It is this accomplishment

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Baseball takes Cardinals to the brink, but late rally ends Knights year By Sarah Gomes Special to The Citzen

Despite a 6-3 win over Westhill in the first round of the Class LL state tournament, the Southington boys baseball team saw its season come to

an end against Greenwich in round two, 3-2, in a game that spotlighted a superb performance by their starter Dylan Danko, who only gave up one hit in the first five innings and four total on the day. “Dylan pitched a great game and we played great defense,” head coach Steve Matyczyk said. “Matt Spruill

and Tom Stagis turned a couple of big double plays.” The 3-2 score really does depict the closeness of competition with regards to the opponents. “That game could have gone either way,” Matyczyk said. “One hit in a couple of situations and we would still be playing.” In the first round against the 2008 Class L champions pitching was key also, along with contributions at the plate from Jeff Mazzamurro with a home run and three RBI, as well as Ryan Govoni with a RBI. “The win over Westhill was a good, solid win, we got great pitching from Sal Romano and he also had a RBI,” Matyczyk said. “The guys were really focused and into the game and we played great that day (against a good team).” The Blue Knights finished the regular season 13-7 with a chance to win their conference with only two games left on the slate. “I am very pleased with the type of hard working players we had on this year’s team,” Matyczyk said. “We had a great attitude and team chemistry, our seniors will be missed.” Those seniors include Dylan Danko, Ryan Govoni,

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Ryan Govoni, a senior, was Southington’s top hitter this year, batting .388 (26 hits). Here, he gets an early RBI hit in the Knights first-round win over Westhill. Tom Stagis, Nick Dzioba, Kyle Lentini, Jordan Lamson and Jeff Mazzamurro. “I think this year’s senior class has built a strong foundation of hard work and having a great attitude,” Matyczyk said. “They are all a bunch of great kids both on and off he field (and) this year I really enjoyed coming to practice and games because of the type of young men I was coaching, I would like to thank [the senior class] for

that.” It is this group that has helped mold the 2011 squad. “I think next year’s team will build off of what this senior class has started and will be even better next year,” Matyczyk said. “I am looking to all of our underclassmen to work hard this summer and in the off-season. Next year can be a very special year with a great end to the season.”

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Benchmark year ends as Rebels get best of Knights By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

Judging by the way Amy Clark was acting as she began her interview after the Knights first round playoff game, no one would have guessed the final result was 19-16 in favor of the opposition. But for Clark, she wasn’t caught up in the loss because, as she stated, her girls lacrosse team was simply phenomenal all year and that’s all she could ask for. “They gave it their all, we had a great season, I’m proud of every single one of them and looking forward to next year,” Clark said. “These girls came out and played 50 minutes of hard lacrosse,” she said after the playoff loss. “They did everything I asked them to, unfortunately we came out on the wrong end of the game today. “Nothing we can do about it.” The postseason had been a few and far between event, as Clark said one of the only

other times she thinks Southington made it was earlier in the decade in a game against Greenwich, where the score was much more lopsided. “Going from last time we were in the state tournament playing Greenwich where it was like 20-1 or whatever the score was to coming in and being 19-16, we’re going in the right direction, it’s definitely another step, a big milestone for us to cross and hopefully next year we can get the win instead of the loss,” she explained. The story of the firstround loss to New Fairfield can be defined by back-andforth, and more so, was defined by a three-minute stretch at the end of the first half when senior Hyla Costello went out of the game with a yellow card and the Rebels went on to score five goals. Still, the Knights came back, showing a lot of heart. “They never put their heads down and gave up, they played the entire game of Southington lacrosse,” Clark said of her resilient team.

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Warde, eventual Class L champ, ends girls season on the courts By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

A 7-0 loss to finish the season wouldn’t necessarily strike the common onlooker as a positive. But for the head coach of the Southington girls tennis team Ed Kalat, he looks at everything but the score. “The girls played their hearts out, I couldn’t have asked any more from them and I think they looked forward to going to the tournament, they all wished they could have won one or two games, but the scores of the matches are not indicative of the effort and I think they had a fantastic effort,” Kalat sad. “I couldn’t ask for them to have done anything more than what I saw out there.” The loss came to Fairfield Warde, who ended up proving their meddle, running rampant through the rest of Class L and taking home the tournament title, something Kalat looked upon as a good thing. “I congratulated [Fairfield Warde] and I told them, ‘Please win this so we can say we got beat by the best,’” he

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til it was over and I think that’s a tribute to their innerwillingness to win,” he said. After the match, the girls

showed their maturity. “They came out and said, ‘That team was really good,’ and I said, ‘You’re right,’” Kalat explained. With season No. 1 for the head coach now in the books, he says that it was a good year that he and the players returning can build on. “Overall, I’m very happy to have been the coach this year,” Kalat said. “Next year I’ll make some adjustments in my own style of coaching.” However, while the Southington girls tennis program has made some progress, they have to continue to build over the next few years if they want to keep going forward and not take any steps back. “I’ve got five seniors leaving and next year I think we’re going to have seven or eight seniors, so it’s going to

be a tough year after that so we’re trying to recruit as many as we can,” Kalat said of the future. Including the tournament result, the Knights finished up 9-9 but a few different breaks and the girls could have seen a few more wins. “If we were able to reverse four of the matches we [lost] 4-3, we would have been way up there; that would have been huge,” Kalat said. “But that’s over with, it’s done and I’m not disappointed, I’m very elated to have been able to achieve that goal (of making states) in a small way.” The outlook for next year: Southington loses two of its singles players – Nicole Marziarz and Jasmin Gimenez – as well as two of its doubles players – Emily Bracken and Christina Mazzatti – but returns singles players Emily Sherwill and Alejandra Gimenez and has others waiting in the wings to fill the other holes. “We have a lot of sleepers,” Kalat said with excitement looking forward to 2011.

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Dirt at DeLuca spells doom again as Vikings down Knights By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

It was like déjà vu all over again for the Southington softball team this past Tuesday. It was exactly one year ago to the date that the Knights lost to Masuk in the 2009 Class LL semifinals, ending what was a fantastic

year, which contained 20 wins and three losses. That loss came on the shiny green grass and swiftly blowing dirt of DeLuca Field in Stratford. The 2010 version still saw the same grass on the same field and to the Knights displeasure, it saw a similar result, a loss, this time the team was Westhill and the score was 3-2. After coming off the field

with anything but good memories from his time spent in Stratford the last two years, head coach John Bores gently summed up the defeat. “We made mistakes in key situations and they capitalized and they played basically errorless defense and that was the difference in the ball game,” Bores said, commenting on two errors that proved to be crucial in the final

score. “You can’t give extra outs to good teams because it’s going to bite your butt in the end.” The game started well for the Knights with a two-run homer from senior Val Mazrek in the first, but ended with disappointment after Westhill tacked on a run in the third and two in the fourth, proving to be the difference. Many of the Knight girls will have less-than-fond memories about this season’s recent history. But after the bitterness erodes, they’ll see that during the year they amassed 21 wins, a CCC West title and another trip to the state semifinals. “This is what I expected,” Bores said. “I expected us to be very good, but I didn’t know how far we’d get. I ex-

pected us to have 18 to 22 wins.” Still, in a school with a rich tradition for softball, finishing two wins short hurts even more. “I’m dearly disappointed,” Bores said despondently. “At our program we always strive to win a state championship and we came up short again.” Graduating for the Knights will be four seniors: Steph Johnson, Mazrek, Christa Shorette and Rachel Volpe. Johnson came on at the beginning of the year and proved to be a crucial piece of the Knights puzzle all season, both in right field and at bat in the two hole. Mazrek, often plagued by injuries, was still maybe the Knights See Softball, page 46

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fore bowing out in singles. The only other singles player to get a victory was James DiNello in his first round match, winning 6-1, 6-3 before losing in the second round. In doubles, winning first round matches before falling were Joey Enright/Nate Beaumont (6-2, 6-3) and Stephen Murphy/Greg Zmarlicki (7-5, 6-2).

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Baseball SHS 6, Westhill 3 Sal Romano went the distance, allowing only five hits and striking out six as Southington won their opening game of the Class LL tournament. Jeff Mazzamurro had a big day at the plate going 2-for-3 with a two run single in the first and a home run in the sixth. Ryan Govoni was also 2-for-3 with an RBI double in the first inning. Southington improved its overall record to 14-7. Greenwich 3, SHS 2 The Knights could only muster three hits, one each from Govoni, Danko and Zach Niles as they finished their season at 14-8. Romano and Govoni scored the runs and Mazzamurro had both RBIs. Danko went the distance on the mound, giving up five hits and three walks and striking out none in the six innings. Girls Tennis Fairfield Warde 7, SHS 0 The Knights wrapped up the season at 9-9. Boys Tennis Class LL Tournament Keith Lebel won his opening round match 6-2, 6-1 be-


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‘Dream’ season comes true as Knights finish with 15-3 mark 18 matches, so the 16-3 was mathematically unattainable, but Mauro agreed with his pre-season prediction saying the 15-3 record indicates a dream season for Southington thanks to the extreme effort of his entire team. Mauro attributed the success and Southington’s ability to win close matches to a couple of things. One was the play at the top in singles. “This year I had two No. 1s, that was a big factor right there,” Mauro said of James

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Coming into the spring, during previews for the 2010 sports season, head coach of the Knights boys tennis team, Tony Mauro, had listed a few options under his projected record. These is the three main ones: “14-5 – likely; 15-4 – super; 16-3 – dreaming.” Southington only played




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where Southington got four total match victories, three in the first round and one qualifying round win, the head coach liked what he saw. “I think we did good considering the level of competition that was there,” he explained. “[In Class LL there are] 80 singles and 40 doubles (players) and 80 percent of them looked like they belong on the tour,” he joked. “Our guys hung in there, they made good impressions. They worked hard, they did OK, I was happy.” In sports, though, success is measured from year to year and even with what Mauro coined a “highly successful” season this year, he’s going to up the ante in 2011. “Next year I’m going to be a little bit greedier, but I don’t know what’s going to happen, he said. “I think it depends on what they do between June and November. It’s really up to them and I’m going to try to inspire them.” Quite possibly the most

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DiNello and Ryan Klem. “We had some good horses, we had some thoroughbreds,” he said, talking about his top group of talented players. He also gave credit not only to those experienced players, but some of the new ones that made big impacts. “I really got lucky getting (Greg) Zmarlicki and (Matt) Downes because they both came through, for the positions they were playing, they played them very well,” Mauro explained. Both players return next season. As for one of the players that will graduate, Mauro pointed specifically to the play of his No. 3 singles player as a big reason to Southington’s success. “I think the captain, Mike Rabiej, having won 17 out of 18 of his matches, some of those matches we desperately needed to swing 4-3 (wins), so [everyone] was taking turns, but he was in that mix pretty constantly,” Mauro said. Following the postseason,

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finished the regular season at 8-7-1. CCC Championship – 8th (323) The Knights continued their hot shooting, finishing in the top ten out of 29 teams, led by Baker with a 78, Twerago and Nitz with 80s and Divinere with an 85. Division I Tournament – 327 T11th The Knights finished the season on a strong note, tying for 11th at the state tournament, putting up an 18-hole, four-man score of 327. Leading the way was Baker with a 78, tied for the 16th best individual output. Jared DeGumbia shot an 86, Nitz an 82 and Divinere an 81 as the Knights wrapped up their season. Softball SHS 2, Mercy 0 Jess Davenport was the story on the mound, giving up two base hits and striking out six and she also had a triple and her pinch-runner would eventually score the first run of the game on a Christa Shorette double. Steph Johnson doubled and scored the other Southington run. The Knights improved to 20-1 on the season. SHS 3, Glastonbury Julia Bocek drove in Steph Johnson for the winning run as Southington advanced to the Class LL semifinals in their 21st win of the year (one loss). Of Southington’s 10 hits on the day, Brittany Cyr and Shorette each had


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likable aspect of this year’s squad was their makeup. “They’re good sports on the field and with each other,” Mauro said. “Our guys play the game the way it’s supposed to be played, so I’m thrilled with that part.” Departing will be Klem, Rabiej and Brad Alagna, but pieces coming back will be all three doubles squads and singles players Keith Lebel and James DiNello.

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(8:12.32), State Open Southington didn’t score but had some good performances. The 4 x 800-meter relay team of Albert, McGrane, Wilcox and Brown (alternates Nick Tumolo and Will Kaseta) ran an 8:14.10 to finish ninth, Walters finished 11th in the shot put (48-10.25), 19th in the discus (122-08) and 10th in the javelin (159-00), while Rhodd ran a 110-meter high hurdle time of 16.73 in

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the preliminaries, good for 20th. Girls Outdoor Track Class LL Meet Southington 16th Place, 14 points Alexa Cox was seventh in the 100-meter dash (13.36) grabbing two points, Erin Saucier was fourth in the pole vault (10-06) for five points, Tanaye White was sixth in the long jump (16-

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two. Davenport struck out eight and allowed four hits and two unearned runs in the complete game victory. Westhill 3, SHS 2 Val Mazrek homered after a Johnson single in the first, but Southington wasn't able to hold on, falling in the semifinals, finishing the season at 21-2. Boys Lacrosse Fairfield Prep 15, SHS 3 Joey DiMartino, Casey Sage and Matt Prezioso each scored a goal, while Anthony Florian had an assist as Southington finished its season 9-8. Boys Volleyball SHS 3, Greenwich 1 It took four games but the Knights advanced to the Class L semifinals, winning 25-17, 25-14, 23-25, 25-16. Brendan Charamut had 18 kills, three blocks, six aces and nine digs, Jeff Drogosek had five kills, Neal Ayotte had six, Mike Connolly six and Mike Cannata four and four blocks.

show winning the javelin (177-09) garnering 10 points, finishing third in the shot put (48-00.5) for six points, and fourth in the discus (13308) for five points. Jake Rodriques was a double-scorer, taking eighth in the shot put (41-05) for a point and sixth in the discus (129-08) for three points. Other winners were Bryan Wilcox nabbing seventh (two points) in the 3200meters (9:55.64), Mike Rhodd fourth (five points) in the 110meter hurdles (15.68) and the team of Tim Brown, Zack Albert, Bryan McGrane and Wilcox finished 6th (three points) in the 4 x 800-meters

Nick DeFeo dished out 31 assists and also had three kills. Libero Mitch Oshana had 15 digs and Drogosek had six. Southington improved to 18-1 on the year. SHS 3, Xavier 1 Charamut had 23 kills, Connolly had 10 and the Knights had 10 aces as they won 25-10, 22-25, 25-17, 25-20 to move to 19-1 and advance to the state finals. DeFeo had 38 assists, while Charamut had 13 digs and Oshana had 10. Boys Outdoor Track Class LL Meet Southington - 7th Place, 35 points Ravin Walters stole the

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on Saturday, June 19, from 1 to 5 p.m. Rain date Sunday, June 20. There will be raffles, door prizes, trophies, oldies music, and food. This is a family event. Proceeds will benefit Southington Care Center’s resident activities.

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church as an historic town landmark. There will be children’s activities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free games and prizes, popcorn, face painting, a dunking booth, a visit by Valentine the Clown, tours of the historic church steeple, available refreshments and more.


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to become more bicyclefriendly, Cassidy said, so the average biker feels comfortable in town. A road could be made more bicycle-friendly with specific signage and markings on the road. Bicyclists have the same rights to and responsibilities on the road as do motorists, he said. He and other bicycle enthusiasts are looking forward to hearing what the public has to say about the proposed

routes and about biking in general. He will be at the municipal center on June 13 distributing maps and answering questions. “Biking gives you an incredible sense of freedom. It’s fun. It keeps me fit and feels good,” he said. For more information on the Plainville proposed bicycle route project or the June 13 event, call Renaissance Cyclery in Plainville at (860) 7472909. For information about bicycle issues and events, visit the Web site

Exercise Continued from page 8 It has not disrupted the work environment nor distracted employees from their tasks at hand, but rather has bolstered employee morale and attitude and given employees a brighter outlook on their days. In addition, employees are becoming more aware of health issues, learning healthier eating tips and nutritional quips, becoming

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A true sign of summer in Southington is the return of Music on the Green concerts on the downtown green. Hundreds of people came out June 2 to hear The Barons, New Englandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldies group. The music also inspires people to dance, hop and skip. The June 9 concert featured The 42nd Street Band; Legacy, DoWop and Motown, is scheduled for June 16.

DeCroce created a broken piece-pottery chair. work by local artists will be on display throughout the summer at the YMCA, 29 High St. Contact the YMCA at (860) 628-5597 for more information and for details about registration. A brochure of dates and times will be available in early June.




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where we left off this year,” Clark said of her junior keeper. Not coming back next year will be eight seniors, including some of the Knights most important players. Clark knows there will be big shoes to fill. “We’re losing a lot with our seniors,” Clark said of her group of eight. “They all work so hard and motivate the team. “Our captains are always a positive influence on them. When I’m screaming and

when I’m yelling, they’re on the field (saying), ‘OK ladies, let’s just relax,’ and they kind of turn that into positive feedback for the girls. “But the seniors as a whole are such a great group of hard-working, athletic girls. I couldn’t ask for a better group.” Luckily, this year was only the start of something for girls lacrosse and with a group of returning players and a momentum within the program that has not been felt before, Clark says the loss of her seniors is somewhat quelled when she looks at her juniors and sees, “they have a lot of room to grow.” 1161210



Softball Continued from page 38 best hitter, as was apparent in the semifinal appearance. Volpe was the backstop, catching both last year’s and this year’s tournament defeats and just missing adding a softball state title to her vol-

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Robert Groover, 2 Oak Road, stairs, $1,000. Adhemar Cyr, 21 Oak Road, windows, $100. Lawrence Jazierski, 133 Timber Ridge, windows, $2,200. Frank Kristopik, 559 Andrews St., siding, $5,000. Twinco Corp., 75 Spring St., structure, $2,800,000. Lucy DeGumbia, 90 Church St., deck, $1,000. Mount Southington Ski Area, 396 Mount Vernon Road, chair lift, $10,000. Mark Larrabee, 290 Thistle Lane, swimming pool, $3,000. Mark Larrabee, 290 Thistle Lane, renovation, $1,000. Mark Williams, 273 Queen St., remodeling, $2,000. Richard Renehan, 102 Union St., swimming pool, $2,000. Robert Dellavecchia, 63 Silo Drive, remodeling, $6,000. Kevin Castonguay, 49 February Drive, shed, $3,000. Ron Barnard, 65 Scenic Ave., roofing, $1,300. John DeCesare, 103 Mountain Pond Road, remodeling, $12,000. Mike Blumett, 32 S. Fork Circle, remodeling, $20,000.

Road, $155,000. Ellen Carbone to Jonathan E. John A. Lofquist and Chris- Evjen and Richard E. Murphy, tine J. Lofquist to Joseph P. 36 Parkview Drive, $130,000. and Jennifer Farina, 28 Meadow Lane, $192,000. Joseph C. Burgio Jr. and


Two Ninety-eight Hitchcock Road LLC to Wendy L. Grove, 298 Hitchcock Road, $245,000. Ridgeview Village to Catherine M. Walsh, unit 48, 1985 West St., $309,900. Oak Land Developers to Christian P. and Jill M. Litke, property off Spring Lake Street, $100,000. Roland C. and Claire L. Derosier to Jon Bryda, 24 Coach Drive, $121,000. Brodach Rivercrest to Joseph and Josephine A. Coppola, 86 Rivercrest Drive, $316,995. Edith Kaye to Teresa Susi, unit 17E, 500 Darling St., $145,000. Pamela Gagne to Krystian and Eva Dabrowski, 232 Foley Drive, $280,000. Angela M. Joiner to Darien J. Joiner, 48-50 Westbrook Road, $300,000. DBF LLC to Lovley Development Inc., 32 Sandy Pine Dri-


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Students Continued from page 12

Seventh grade students of the month are Daniel Normandin, Nicholas DiFusco and Nicole Ricker. Daniel, the son of Rejean and Carol Normandin, is both his team’s student of the month and the seventh grade World Language student of the month. A kind, young man who works wells with his peers, he is a leader in group situations. A student who offers assistance to his teachers and fellow students, Dan always submits quality work. With his pleasant and cooperative personality, strong work ethic, and excellent class participation, he is an asset to his team. Dan is a member of the honor roll and the basketball team, and he plays town baseball and basketball. The son of Silvestro and Kimberly DiFusco, Nicholas is a well rounded young man who is polite, responsible and a team player. Nick is a member of the drama club, environmental club, National Junior Honor Society, school newspaper, Ski/Snowboard Club, the honor roll, cross

Medals Continued from page 6

Queen Church at 248 Savage St. in Plantsville, Carol Grant said she was equally surprised to gain recognition for her volunteerism. Grant has been a eucharistic minister and parish council member for more than ten years, serving in the church she grew up within. Part of her duties as a eucharistic minister entail visiting homebound and hospitalized members to serve communion, an especially meaningful part of her work. “It’s very rewarding, and a lot of fun,” Grant said. “I like to think it makes a difference for the people we visit.” Admitting she has a problem with the word “no,” Grant’s volunteerism patterns after her mother, who she said was always involved in the church and the ladies guild. After a while, it becomes contagious, she said. “I just like being involved in that kind of a community,”

country team and the band. He also plays town tennis, volunteers at the soup dinners held at his church and supported the hunger walk in Hartford. Outside of school, Nick enjoys skiing, running, reading, dirt biking and swimming. Nicole is the daughter of Gary and Elizabeth Ricker. A responsible student who actively participates in class discussions, she is a wellrounded young lady who frequently assumes a leadership role. Nicole is a member of the honor roll, the Peer Advocates, the National Junior Honor Society, the soccer team, the band, and MATHCOUNTS. She plays town travel soccer and contributes volunteer services through her membership in the NJHS and the Peer Advocates. Eighth grade students of the month are Zainab Aslam, Cody Backus, Ian Jacobs, and Gianni Sabino. Zainab, the daughter of Muhammad and Farida Aslam, is an extremely likeable young lady, who gets along well with everyone. She truly enjoys school where she serves as an aide in the guidance office

and in the library. She is a member of the chorus, the honor roll, the Scrapbooking Club, the Spanish Club, and the yearbook. Outside school, Zainab enjoys reading, shopping, and hanging out with her friends. Cody Backus is the son of Timothy and Caren Backus. A kind and considerate young man who has empathy for others and respect for all, he is a determined and hardworking student. Cody, who plays town hockey, has been an avid player for years. He travels all over for tournaments, and he is as dedicated to his studies as he is to scoring a goal on the ice. Cody is an honor roll student and a member of the Ski/Snowboard Club. The son of John and Carole Jacobs, Ian is a conscientious, pleasant, and helpful young man who gets along well with his peers and is extremely supportive of them. An honor roll student, he is a Humane Society volunteer. Ian enjoys skiing and playing guitar after school hours. Gianni, the son of John and Cynthia Sabino, is the eighth grade Unified Arts student of the month. Polite

and quiet in class, he has a natural talent for art. Every assignment is well done and presented with care. Always on task, Gianni is an honor roll student who helps the music teacher with the sound board after school and

Grant said. “Our parish is just a great group of people and a great community to worship in.”

bibs,” Bouchard said. “I took it over from another lady that sewed, and I’ve been doing it ever since.” Like Grant, Bouchard finds her visits to the homebound at Southington Care Center to be a special honor. “Especially at the hospital, the people always appreciate it when somebody comes in,” Bouchard said. “I really enjoy it.” Life on the home and faith front seem equally as busy for Bouchard, who manages a home daycare of four boys, which she’s done even before the arrival of her twenty-two year old twins. She’s taking classes taught by the sisters at St. Thomas to become an associate, in return for Bouchard and others helping the sisters by driving them places.

DePaola is an Eucharistic minister and reader at St. Aloysius Church, 254 Burritt St. in Plantsville, visiting members living in Mulberry Gardens and seniors at Lincoln Lewis Terrace. “It’s very fulfilling, they’re so appreciative,” DePaola said. Aside from keeping busy at church, DePaola and her husband, Nick DePaolo, keep busy at their self-owned Towne Dry Cleaners, which also incorporates her love of people. “I enjoy being with people, I don’t want to stay home and do nothing,” DePaola said. “Whatever father needs you go ahead and do it if you can.” DePaola said she was especially excited to be part of the ceremony in Hartford, where about 162 priests and 209 church members gathered to give and receive the St. Nicholas medal. “It was really beautiful to see all the priests from each parish and everyone there together,” DePaola said. “It

Terry Bouchard St. Thomas Church parishioner Terry Bouchard admits she was excited but shocked to be awarded for something that to her, comes natural. “I was totally shocked when I found out, I was thinking, is this me they’re talking about?” Bouchard said. “I’m doing what comes natural. After we got married it was just a lifestyle to be part of the church and after we had kids, it was even more so.” Bouchard has been attending St. Thomas Church, at 99 Bristol St. in Southington, for the past 39 years, where she’s been president of the ladies guild for three years, a Eucharistic minister, and also uses her hobby to fill a slightly less traditional role at the church. “I make the baptismal

Eleanor DePaola Eleanor DePaola, a retired teacher of 48 years, is also a recently recognized church member who still keeps busy every day.

during school concerts. His interests outside class include playing baseball and football with his cousins and friends, riding his bike, drawing, and playing video games.

Surprise visit

Submitted photo

Lt. Governor Michael Fedele made a surprise visit to town recently and was greeted by members of the Southington Sons of Italy Club that is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. From left are Jim Frauheim, Richard Angelillo, Fedele, Lou Angelillo, Jim Lucente and Sons of Italy president Thomas DelSanto. Fedele will be the keynote speaker at the club’s anniversary dinner on Sunday, Aug. 29 at the Aqua Turf. was definitely exciting.”

Derroll and Linda Rudnick

Derroll and Linda Rudnick, continue to serve St. Dominic Church where they’ve been volunteering for 30 years. Derroll Rudnick, a retired dentist, and Linda Rudnick a religious education secretary and former St. Dominic Church’s education chairwoman, said they enjoy remaining active in the church through various ways. Together they have served as Eucharistic ministers, Derroll Rudnick is a church council member and former parish council president as well as on other committees like the Stewardship Committee and has helped as a computer consultant. “We just want to continue to attract new parishioners through committees and relationships,” Rudnick said. “It was nice to be thought of.”


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

ROCKY CONSTRUCTION & MASONRY CO. All types of masonry, stone wall, sidewalks, area basements, chimneys, block & brick. Free estimate. (203) 768-3548 CT. Reg. #061808 J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880


BRAZILIAN HOUSECLEANER Great Rates. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Exc Job. Refs. Call Dulcinea 860-426-9929


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

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

CLEANING SERVICE One Time Free Cleaning for new clients only. I’ll clean your house or office with a sparkle. Polish /English speaking. Bonded, ins. Free est. Anna (860) 299-6611 POLISH woman can clean your house, office with care. 2nd cleaning 15% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. Kasia 860-538-4885

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

HANDYPERSONS SCOTT SHOP Handyman Service “Honey-Do List Specialist” Mowing, Home & Yard Maint., Painting, Powerwash, Small Repairs, etc. (203) 715-2951 CT #839824

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


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

MOWING Precision Cut Lawns since 1982 Southington, Meriden, Wlfd Reliable, affordable, free est. Res/Comm. Fully ins. CT# 566423 203-715-0101 or 860-621-6822

Quality Landscaping, LLC Spring clean-ups, Property & Lawn Maintenance, landscaping, stone work. Jim. CT Reg #620306 WWW.QLSLLC.COM 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118 Lawn Care/Mowing ●Junk/Debris Removal ● Mulch ●General Cleanups ● Light Hauling ● Power Washing. Will beat your current price! Call for your free estimate. 203-410-3328

MOWING RICK’S AFFORDABLE Comm/resid Mowing. Spring clean-ups, brush, tree & pricker removal. Hedge trimming. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447. LANDSCAPING AND MORE SPRING CLEANUPS 25% OFF ANY LANDSCAPE JOB Junk removal, Mowing, Rototilling 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511 LAWN mowing, Spring clean-ups, hedge trimming, brush, shrub pricker & tree removal. Gutters cleaned, Junk Removal. Free written est. Don 203-235-1318 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. Lic ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 PROFESSIONAL landscaping service. We provide landscape design, planting, hedge trimming, mowing, clean ups & more. #0619909. 203-715-2301

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


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

JM TRELLA, LLC Comm./Resid. Mowing, cleanups, hedge trimming. Call John 203-889-8731 SPRING CLEAN-UPS & LAWN CARE Now accepting new accounts. Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg. #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789 WALTER’S LANDSCAPING Mowing, Clean-ups, Hedge Trimming & more. Comm/Res. Free estimates. 203-619-2877


L & E PAINTING Spruce Up Your Home or Business! Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789

A-1 QUALITY PAINTING Specializing in Wood/Aluminum siding. Low rates. Reg#533474. Call Dennis 203-630-0008


HOUSE Wash/Pressure Washing Deck Restoration & Refinishing Lic, Ins. Certified 203-675-8710 or 860-267-4843 CT #0616406

STEVENS PAVING - All asphalt maintenance. Sealing & crack fillling. Comm & Resid. 10% Spring discount. No job to big or small. work guaranteed! Ct Reg #625979 860-816-2020

LAWN & GARDEN ROTOTILLING Garden Bill with Troy Bilt. No garden too small. (203) 294-1160

OTHERS Wash - We Clean! Gutter black lines, green mold, black mildew, dirt, grease, grime gone! 203-631-3777 or 860-839-1000

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

Driveways/parking lots/ concrete. Free estimates. 50+yrs exp. 203-237-5409 CT Reg #503554

CASCIO MASON Chimney Repair, Sidewalks, Walls, Brick Work, etc. Will Beat Anybody’s Price #611774. 203-935-6213

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

ROCKY CONSTRUCTION & MASONRY CO. All types of masonry, stone wall, sidewalks, area basements, chimneys, block & brick. Free estimate. (203) 768-3548 CT. Reg. #061808 PAUL’S MASONRY - New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 26 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498

Bill Rudolph Landscaping Cert inst-walls, walkways, patios, paver sealing, landscape design, waterscapes, edging, mulch, stone, drainage & backhoe work. Free est. #563661. 203-237-9577


Bill Rudolph Contractor Cert inst-walls, walkways, patios, paver sealing, drainage & backhoe work. Free est. #563661. 203-237-9577 S & H MASONRY & CONSTRUCTION LLC Stonewalls, steps, chimneys, concrete, retaining walls, FPs, pavers, walkways, patios, tiling Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. Cell-203-376-0355 W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING MIRKEL PAINTING Exteriors from $899. Powerwashing decks. Popcorn ceilings. CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446

PROF roof clean srv We remove unwanted black streaks mold mildew moss from your roof shingles. 203-715-2301



DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 P1 Absolute Best Prices! John Mansolf Plumbing and Heating Anything with pipes or water we install, fix, or replace. Water heaters and hot water heating systems included. 25 years Experience. Licenced & insured. 10% Senior Discount (203) 815-6276

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


Fahey Plumbing

203-235-1383 All Plumbing & Heating Repairs. My promise is to leave you w/a clean, neat, quality job done at a fair price giving you the PEACE OF MIND you deserve. Days, nights, wknds-SAME PRICE!


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


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

A-1 Quality Powerwashing HOT WATER, LOW RATES Call Dennis 203-630-0008

We install Flat or Pitched Roofs. Res/Com. We got you COVERED! Licensed & insured. #622795 10% & Sr. Discount 203-235-1861

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


The Southington Citizen — Friday, June 11, 2010 Looking for the perfect new home for your Mother, Father, Aunt, Friend or Yourself?…….

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

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


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

HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

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


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

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868 MERIDEN- 2BR Apt, Crown St. $825. No utilities included and requires. 1 mo. sec. Section 8 approved. 203-815-5399 MERIDEN- 2BR TOWNHOUSE 11/2 Bath, Full Basement, WD Hookup. Cul-de-sac. $875. 2 mos sec. Credit check req’d. No pets. (203) 284-0597 MERIDEN- 2BR TOWNHOUSE 11/2 Bath, Full Basement, WD Hookup. Cul-de-sac. $875. 2 mos sec. Credit check req’d. No pets. (203) 284-0597 MERIDEN- Clean & spacious studio. Downtown on busline. $525/mo + utils. No pets. Security. 203-982-3042 MERIDEN- Crown Village. 2BR, newly remodeled, lg. unit. Heat & Hot Water included. Laundry, pool, off st. parking. Sec. 8 approved. 203-269-1508. MERIDEN-1BRS. All appliances & hot water incl 2 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings 9-11 am. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-2BR, 2nd flr, W/W carpet, appls, off-st-park, nice yard, 2 decks, W/D hkup. gas heat. $750/mo + 2 mo sec. Credit check. 203-634-9149 MERIDEN-2BR, 3rd flr. Avail now! No pets. Section 8 approved. 203-427-7706 MERIDEN-4BR 2 floor unit. Nice, new carpet, paint, etc. Available immediately. $1,350 per month. Call 203-440-1003 MERIDEN-Bright & cozy 2BR, 2nd flr. Stove & refrig. No utils. Off-st park. Fenced yd, 3 season porch. $750 +1mo sec. 193 Springdale Ave. (203) 237-8445 MERIDEN-Terrific 1BR in Modern E. side, secure bldg in small complex. Lg. kit & bath, stove, fridge, DW. Deck, off st. park. $685 incl. HW. 203-284-1822 x210

203-269-0135 TREE SERVICES

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 29 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159. 203-272-4216

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN-2RM Efficiency $650. Utils incld. Lease & sec req’d. Call 203-235-6988 PLANTSVILLE Mansion - (2) 1BR apts, New appls. Pergo flrs. Porch. Inexpensive utils. Big yard, $650-$750/mo. Nice location. Sm. pet Ok. 203-910-4349

SUMMER BROOK APTS Recently Remodeled 1BR - $725, 2 BR - $850-$875, 3BR - $1050 Incl. heat, HW, off st parking Income Guidelines Apply Applications can be obtained at 35CC Darling St. Southington 860-621-1700 EHO Financed by CHFA Creative Management & Realty Co., Inc. WALLINGFORD 1BR, 2nd flr, appliances, central location, $750 a month, 1 month security. No pets. Call 203-317-9824


PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 11 yrs exp. 203-5304447. LANDSCAPING AND MORE Tree Removal & much more. Shrub & hedge trimming. Give us a call - we do it all! 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

Find your dream home in Marketplace

WALLINGFORD-1BR 2nd Fl newly updated Off st-parking 2 mos security & refs. $700/mo. NO PETS. 203-294-0329

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD. 1BR w/stove & refrig including heat & hw. Starting at $695. No pets. Lease, sec. JJ Bennett Realty 203-265-7101 WLFD. 2BR OVERSIZED Townhouse, appl’d kit., 3000SF, lots of storage & closet space, laundry room. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-265-7101. YALESVILLE - 1st flr, 2BR, appls, off st. parking, no hookups, laundry room, no pets. $875. 203265-3939 Wilcox Lane.


Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

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

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

Call Now! also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA OPEN HOUSES

OPEN HOUSE Sunday 1-3 204 Darling St, Southington Great open floor plan in this remodeled house. New kitchen & bath, newer windows, siding CAir. 3 BR, 2.1 baths, FR. Set on large level lot. $299,900 DIR: Flanders to Darling. Joanne Hale, RE/MAX Schoolside 203-671-7281


MERIDEN 5yr old Col w/9rms, 3BRs, 2 baths, deck, sliders, updated wood fls in main level, shows exceptionally well & immaculate! Central air, 3 additional rms in lower level, 1c gar. $279,900. Kathy 203-235-3300

WALLINGFORD 2 Bedroom, 1 bath. 2nd Floor. $900/month. Renovated. Call: Damaris/John 203-992-7133 or 860-884-1249 WALLINGFORD Available North Main Street Victorian 3RMs, 1BR. 3rd Fl. $750 + utils. No smoking. No pets. Call 203-269-5973 WALLINGFORD. WHITTLESEY AVE - 2 BR, 5 rooms, 1st floor $950 plus utils, inc Fridge, stove, washer dryer hookups, off St parking, no smoking/ pets, good credit, 2 month security. Jerry 508-309-9012

Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333


MERIDEN. MATTABASSET - 6 room townhouse. Available in August. Call 203-317-6235 SOUTHINGTON-RT 322 2BR Townhouse, 1 1/2 baths, EIK, lrg rms, prvt deck, easy access to I-84 & I-691. $135,000. Call Owner 860-523-7984

MERIDEN- 2br, 2bath, appls, enclosed porch. Many options. Handicap accessible. Asking $69,900. 90% financing avail. Plaza Homes (860) 828-8692 MERIDEN/WALLINGFORD WOW! LARGE 2BR, 2 BATH DELUXE HOME IN UPSCALE PARK. OUTSTANDING VALUE. FINANCING AVAIL. $49,900.

203-799-7731 HELP WANTED Administrative

Front Office & Insurance Coordinator F/T Dental Front Office & Insurance Coordinator needed to start mid-July. Mon-Fri. No Sat. Looking for an exceptional, multi-tasker, outgoing, quick learner, detail-oriented & dependable person w/exc. computer & telephone skills. Working knowledge of dental ins. & dental software very helpful. Must have own trans. Able to travel to 2 convenient locations. Specialty practice. Fax resume to: 203-886-0035 or email to: No phone calls.

Chemical Operators- Off shift HS Dipl. reqd. 1+ yrs mfg exp. Great pay & benefits. BYK USA 524 S. Cherry St. Wallingford F: 203-303-3286 COME grow with Tiger Claw INC! Currently hiring for a Sales Admin to support our growing sales team! Please e-mail your resume to

The Record-Journal is seeking a part time Customer Service Representative to join our Circulation team. Excellent communication skills and ability to multi task are needed. Position includes data entry, posting payments, inbound and outbound sales and service calls.


Please apply in person between the hours of 8:30am–4:30pm at:

Record-Journal WALLINGFORD $440,000 Fabulous custom built Col. Well insulated. Large eat-in kit, MBR suite w/huge walk-in closet w/jacuzzi tub in master bath. Open level yard. Toni Falcone 203-265-5618

WLFD Immaculate 3BR Split with LR & FP, form DR, galley kit with breakfast bar, lower lev FR with wet bar, 2full baths, lg deck to 27’ above ground pool & CAIR! $299,000. Kathy 203-265-5618

MERIDEN - Garage for Rent! $75 per month. 203-554-3377

WANTED TO RENT *PET Friendly home wanted.* For nonsmoker and indoor cat. Desire 1-2 rms, parking space & quiet home. Call Jen @ 860424-1757


Customer Service Representative

MERIDEN $100 per week. Fully furnished BR, Kit & LR. All utils & cable TV incld. Washer & dryer on site. No drugs or alcohol. Please Call 203-379-5125 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. + sec or call 203-630-3823 128pm,


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


(860) 828-3958 APARTMENTS FOR RENT


LOST Or Found. The RecordJournal will run your lost or found ad FREE in our Marketplace Section! Call 203238-1953 for details.

Always a sale in Marketplace

Circulation Office 11 Crown St. Meriden, CT 06450

A Marketplace ad is an easy way to sell your merchandise, and it’s easy on your wallet, too.

HELP WANTED DRIVERS - CDL-A: Sign-On Bonus PAID at Orientation! Teams make .46 upto .82cpm split! O/O’s make Top Industry Pay! Call R&R Trucking Today! 866-204-8006 Drivers: Co & O/OP’s Family medical-benefits with a reasonable payroll deduction. Average earnings $1023/week. Home most weekends. CDL-A 1 Yr. OTR req. 877-538-7712 x18 Apply @ HINDINGER FARM, Hamden CT needs 2 temporary workers 6/15/10 to 12/15/10, 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. $10.16 per hr. Applicants to apply contact CT Department of Labor at 860-263-6020. Job order #CT4558888. May perform any combination of tasks related to the planting, cultivating, and processing of fruit and vegetables crops including, but not limited to, driving, operating, adjusts and maintains farm machines, preparing soil, planting, pruning, weeding, thinning, spraying, irrigating, mowing, harvesting, grading, packing. May use hand tools such as shovel, pruning saw and hoe. 1 months experience in duties listed required. JOB FAIR IMMEDIATE NEEDS in Meriden All shifts $10-14/hr Competitive wages. ● Machine Operators ● Continous feed, printing, stamping, extrusion experience a plus! ● Braiders ● Wire drawing machines ● Military BG a plus ● Good mechanical ability Solid work stability, high school diploma or GED, must be able to pass all pre employment testing. EOE.

Monroe Staffing Services LYMAN FARMS INC., MIDDLEFIELD, CT Needs 2 temporary workers 6/15/2010 to 12/1/2010, 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. $10.16 per hr. Applicants to apply contact CT Department of Labor at 860-263-6020. Job order #CT4558890. May perform any combination of tasks related to the planting, cultivating, and processing of fruit and vegetables crops including, but not limited to, driving, operating, adjusts and maintains farm machines, preparing soil, planting, pruning, weeding, thinning, spraying, irrigating, mowing, harvesting, grading, packing. May use hand tools such as shovel, pruning saw, and hoe. 1 months experience in duties listed required.


Friday, June 11, 2010 — The Southington Citizen


res u t u F r e t h g i r B A Time Building One Shift At CDL-A DRIVERS -Windsor Locks, CT LocationAt Webster Trucking, we are committed to providing the support needed to develop successful career paths. Join us as we continue to improve and grow potential. We currently have fantastic opportunities available for CDL-A Drivers with 1+ years experience and a clean driving record to join our team.

Visit our website for more information and an online application:

Successful candidates will receive: • Top Salaries • Health/Dental/Vision & Life • New Routes Insurance • Comp Mile/Stop Pay! • Paid Vacations/Holidays • Late Model/Clean Trucks • Paperless Logs • 401(k) Retirement Plan • And Much More

Call 866-496-2726

Safety Is A Condition of Employment Business Sin Owned ce 1 mily 92 Fa 5

WEBSTER TRUCKING An Equal Opportunity Employer for over 80 years!


DRIVERS- Experienced CDL Class A Tanker Drivers needed to travel the northeastern region. Year round employment. Sleepers are utilized 4-5 nights per week. 203-484-9793









For consideration call: 1-800-780-9462 or email your resume to:

No Experience Necessary Training Provided Competitive Wages Part Time - Flex. Hrs Guaranteed 20 Hrs Per Week Local Driving No Nights or Weekends

HOMEMAKER/ COMPANION needed for elderly. Immediate opening. Part time days. Must have own vehicle.

Call (203) 439-7731 ext 116

The candidate should have experience working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, knowledge of ABA approach to reaching and learning, and experience with developing and implementing behavior intervention plans. Duties include teaching and co-teaching, as well as participation in the SRBI process, PPT's and parent conferences. It is essential that the candidate demonstrate the ability to write IEPs in accordance with state & federal mandates, be case manager for several special education students, and plan lessons for instructional assistants who work with specific students and groups of students. QUALIFICATIONS:Connecticut teaching certificate or the ability to qualify, with appropriate endorsement(s) and expertise in curriculum subareas. Cert. # 065, #265. CLOSING DATE: JUNE 25, 2010 - 4:00 p.m.


APRN/ Director of Nursing position Elim Park is a growing dynamic retirement community committed to meeting the needs of the future through excellence in care as well as a commitment to technological advances that will enhance our service in our mission based organization. Seeking a creative dynamic leader to join our highly qualified staff and provide direction for all our Nursing services. Our health Care community is comprised of 60 LTC, 30 sub-acute Rehab, 42 RCH as well as 218 independent living apartments. Must have current APRN license in CT, CPR, IV certification, 3 years experience in administration/management, 5 years RN experience in gerontology preferred, or advanced clinical knowledge and experience in providing direct care to geriatric population. Please apply weekdays 8a -7p, weekends, 10a-2p, at Elim Park Baptist Home, 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT, fax resume to HR at 203-271-7794 or email to No Phone Calls. A/A, EOE, D/V, M/F.


INSTRUCTORS Developmental disabilities day/res. services. FT/PT all shifts. Meriden to Milford. Call (203) 269-3599 for info. ACORD, Inc. Marketing Coordinator Must have strong writing skills; work under pressure/deadlines; multi-tasking; detail-oriented; Excel, Word, InDesign; At least 3 years marketing /writing background;position in Shelton; Resume/Writing Example Required Project Management Assistant 3+ years admin & customer service skills; detail-oriented; multi-tasking; organized; construction/insurance background helpful; Work under pressure; Word & Excel a must. SERRA CREATIVE STAFFING 203-909-6700 Submit resume: Or visit us at


Richard Chevrolet Body Shop The Body Shop at Richard Chevrolet in Cheshire, CT is growing! We need candidates with a positive attitude who are team players. We have 3 full time positions available. ● Painter ● Technician These individuals should be motivated ASE/CAR Certified professionals. ● Body Shop Office Assistant & Appraiser This individual needs to have their appraiser’s license and be well organized. 401k, Health and Dental Insurance, gym membership assistance, vacation. Please forward resumes to Don Smith at fax 203-439-7764 or call Don at 203-272-1000. A complete job description will be provided upon interview. Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply: Call the Job Opportunities Line at 203250-2411. Leave your name, address and the EXACT title of the position for which you are applying and an application will be mailed to you. EOE HELP WANTED

MECHANIC Fleet Construction Co. large Ford fleet diesel 7.3 and 6.4, small construction equipment and gas engine repair, trailers. CDL Class A is a plus. Call 860-349-2208 ext 22.

STORE MANAGER Needed for our Hamden & Middletown Goodwill locations. Responsible for overall store operations; must be able to work night/holiday /weekend hours as needed. HS diploma/GED, min 3 years related experience. Competitive pay w/comp benefits package. Apply to ESGI 95 Hamilton St., New Haven Fax: (203) 495-6108 EOE/AA - M/F/D/V


The candidate will display team work, commitment, and a desire to be a part of and lead a dynamic guidance team. The duties include but are not limited to: the ability to implement developmental guidance curriculum for high school students, provide academic and college counseling on an individual or group basis, register and orient students, assist in the administration of standardized testing, identify and assist students with academic concerns, assist student and parents with post-high school career and/or educational planning, work closely with special education students participating in the PPT process. Also assist the principal in the development of the department budget, goals and strategic initiatives, will organize regular department meetings, plan professional development for counselors, and be instrumental in the scheduling process. Experience preferred. QUALIFICATIONS: Connecticut Teaching Certificate or the ability to qualify, with appropriate endorsement(s), and expertise in curriculum sub-areas. Certificate # 068 and #105 CLOSING DATE:

June 25, 2010 - 4:00 p.m.

TO APPLY: Call Job Opportunities Line at 203-250-2411. Leave your name, address and the EXACT title of the position for which you are applying and an application will be mailed to you. EOE

OWNER OPERATORS Home Weekends - NE Region Avg. over 1.63cpm - Steady work 2 yrs exp -Class A CDL w/H Call Larry 888-477-0020 ext 7

WAREHOUSE Local importer requires a few self-motivated & responsible people. Must be experienced in warehouse activitities, loading & lnloading trucks, picking & packing customer orders, use of UPS & FedEx computer shipping systems and mechanical lifts. This is a multi-tasking position, often fast-paced requiring lifting up to 65 lbs and paying close attention to detail. Entry level position with possible advancement.

Fax resume, Attn: Ray 203-284-0886.

HELP WANTED CERTIFIED Diesel Mechanic for fleet of tractors & trailers. Exp necessary. Call 203-484-9918 PRINTING-Stampmaking, shipping, paper cutting, card slitting. P/T M-F 9am-1pm Business Card Express 613 W. Johnson Ave. Cheshire 203-651-0001

WELDERS Semi trailer dealership needs certified welders in MIG and TIG. Aluminum and stainless. Must have basic automotive tools. Apply Atlantic Star Trailers 405 Industrial Ave. Cheshire, CT 06410 (203) 250-8000

MEDICAL CAREERS CNA Full time, 11-7 Part time 3-11, 7-3 Includes EOW. No phone calls. Apply in person: Mulberry Gardens 58 Mulberry Street Plantsville, CT 06479


The Southington Citizen — Friday, June 11, 2010


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YMCA Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Financial assistance available to qualifying individuals and families. The YMCA is a 501c(3) organization.

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