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The Newington Waterfall Festival has been saved from an uncertain fate this year by an enthusiastic response from members of the Newington Chamber of Commerce, who felt the annual tradition could not pass by. The Waterfall Festival teetered on the edge of cancellation in early March, as the Waterfall Festival Committee struggled to find a new chairperson and fill other positions. Former Newington resident Val Ginn had been chairing the Waterfall Committee for the last seven years. Yet, at the conclusion of last year’s festival she announced to the committee that she would be stepping down. “It really broke my heart to tell the committee that I was stepping down,” said Ginn. She had recently moved to

Budget wrap-up By Alex Syphers Staff Writer

The Newington Town Council voted unanimously to approve a $100.9 million town budget Tuesday night for the fiscal year 2011-2012, which established an overall increase in taxes of 2.8 percent. Allocations for municipality operating expenses are $29.7 million, education funding amounted to $61.5 million of the total budget and the town Capital Improvement Program received $4.3 million in funding. The

majority of the remaining balance falls on debt services and the Metropolitan District services. The town mill rate was established at 30.2 due to the increase in revenue translating to a $144 tax increase for the average homeowner of Newington with an estimate property rate of $166,380. The approved budget was an increase of $476,000 over the original budget proposal made by Town Manager John Salomone in early March. Bipartisan efforts between the council members carried on

throughout the budget process, as council members worked together to analyze the original budget proposal and transfer funds between departments as needed. “I think it was very cordial and very productive, there was a lot of dialogue between the two parties and I think we can see the outcome in the votes,” said Democratic majority Leader Chris Banach, “As long as we can see that happening between the two parties, it can only end up meaning the best for Newington and the citizens of Newington.” See Budget, Page 7

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Alex Syphers

Tea time was full of treats and talk Sunday afternoon at the “Victorian Tea Party,” hosted by the Newington Historical Society as a fundraising event. Joan Morach, a docent of the Kellogg-Eddy House, pours Maria Vallera of Wethersfield a cup of tea. See story, photos, Page 6.

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Wethersfield and due to a busy schedule could not devote the required time to the chairperson position. She hoped that by March 14 the committee would have been able to find a replacement, but as the day came and passed, no one was able to step up to the plate. That is until Theresa Reynolds, a member of the Newington Chamber of Commerce, and an independent agent for Mutual of Omaha, heard of the potential cancellation of the Waterfall Festival and volunteered to help head the committee. “I have a strong appreciation of the time and effort that goes into showcasing our local businesses to the citizens of Newington. I also understand the importance of finding ways to give back to the community that many of us live in today,” said Reynolds in an e-mail. “The Waterfall Festival is a perfect example of where both of these objectives come together for the benefit of our town.” Shortly after Reynolds invited Ginn to a Chamber of Commerce meeting, where the duo was able

to grab the attention of the local business owners and gained a few potential volunteers, including Ben Jordan and Greg Polk who volunteered to co-chair the traditional Chalk Walk competition. Ginn has also decided she will be able to stay on as the committee chairperson by appointing Reynolds as the committee’s co-chair. “It was a weight off my shoulders,” said Ginn. “The enthusiasm I feel from her is electrical, I think we are gung-ho and we are saying there is no turning back. We are going forward with this.” The committee is already two months behind, said Ginn, but with the enthusiasm she is receiving from her new co-chair she believes they can make up the time. The major challenges that lay ahead for the committee are finding sponsors and vendors for the festival. The Chalk Walk is also a major concern, said Ginn. Last year the Chalk Walk attracted five artists; where in past festivals the number of artists averaged around 35. Ginn

attributed this to the loss of former Newington Library Director Marian Amodeo in July. Amodeo had enthusiastically attracted local artists for the Chalk Walk for years before her departure. Currently, the committee is looking to fill in the following positions: a Chalk Walk Chair, an entertainment chairperson, a vendor chairperson and a publicity position. “In order for the festival to be successful we need bodies,” said Ginn. “It makes the chairman’s job easier, so we focus on things like getting sponsors and vendors.” This year will be the eighth annual celebration of the Newington Waterfall Festival. The event is held in late September as a celebration of the last days of summer and the promotion of local businesses. If you are interested in volunteering for the Newington Waterfall Festival Committee or in becoming a vendor at the festival, contact Val Ginn at (860) 571-0084 or visit the Waterfall Festival Website:

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Tuesday, April 19, 7 p.m. Join local birder Roy Zartarian for an entertaining and informative program on the birds in our area. Admission is free and no registration is necessary. Throughout the month of April, Roy’s digital photographs of many of the birds he’ll be describing will be on display in the Community Room.

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Thursday, April 21, 6:30 to 8 p.m. School’s out this week, so stop by the library to play some games! Choose from our assortment of board games, card games or videogames. Invite your friends to come with you. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Tuesday, April 19, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Join us for a special school vacation edition of the Construction Club. Build amazing creations with Lego bricks by yourself or with friends! We will use only library provided Lego bricks. Due to safety concerns, only children age 7 and older will be allowed in the room. Call the Children’s Department at (860) 665-8720 to register.

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Newington High School Music students honored

All-State, from left, Paul Tine, Kayla Marcinczyk, Ben Lostocco, Conor Hamill

The Youth Honor Band, from left, Conductor Todd Nichols, Erik Smith, Chelsey Ezete, Alex Zaleski, Adam Pietrycha and Mathew Fammartino

Last weekend was a busy one for the Newington High School Music Department. On Thursday, NHS hosted the Northern Region Youth Honor Band and Flute Choir. One hundred thirty ninth and 10th-graders, from 22 different schools in the northern region of the state, met in the NHS auditorium. Five students from NHS were participants: Erik Smith, Chelsey Ezete, Alex Zaleski, Adam Pietrycha, and Mathew Fammartino. The students received music in the mail but had never played together as a group. Todd Nichols, from Roxbury High School in Roxbury, N.J., was the conductor of the band and Bridget Gillcrest from Simsbury was the conductor of the flute choir. Both groups rehearsed all morning and afternoon, breaking for lunch and dinner. They performed in a concert that night for their parents and community members. Todd Nichols was very impressed with these young students and said in the concert, “Public school music education is very much alive in Connecticut.” Also happening this weekend was the Connecticut AllState Music Festival. Newington proudly sent four students to the three-day, highly selective event. Students from the entire state are allowed to audition and they must make it through the Regionals level first. The students rehearsed for three days and performed a concert on Saturday afternoon. Senior Conor Hamill, Senior Paul Tine, and Sophomore Kayla Marcinczyk were all accepted to the All-State Choir. Sophomore Ben Lostocco was accepted to the All-State Orchestra. 014278


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Illona McMahon, 25, of 46 Willoughby St., Bristol, was charged April 8 with driving under the influence and failure to maintain lane. Roman Ostrowski, 60, of 158 Buena Vista Ave., Newington, was charged April 8 with criminal violation of a restraining order. Myroslava Veres, 19, of 20 Northwood Road, Newington, was charged April 9 with driving under the influence, failure to maintain lane. Angel Lara-Mateo, 20, of 639 Myrtle St., New Britain, was charged April 9 with possession of narcotics and possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana. Dale Strang, 25, of 75 Highgate Road, Newington, was charged April 10 with disorderly conduct. George Miranda, 19, of 210 South St., Hartford, was charged April 10 with failure to appear in the second degree. Rachael Marcano, 23, of 151 Sheffield St., Bristol, was charged April 10 with failure to drive in the proper lane and driving under the influence. Richard Cosme, 20, of 185 Flatbush Ave., Hartford, was charged April 10 with possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Joseph Mendez, 19, of 193 George St., Hartford, was charged April 10 with possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana, driving with a broken marker plate, possession of drug paraphernalia, possesion of alcohol by a minor and driving an unregistered motor vehicle. Wesley Santos, 19, of 145 Yale St., Hartford, was charged April 10 with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana. Juan Cordero, 29, of 1965 Broad St., Hartford, was charged April 11 with assault in the third degree and breach of peace. Donna Gregory, 52, of 85 Greer Circle, Milford, was charged April 11 with disorderly conduct. Sean Brooks, 39, of 146 Cottonwood Road, Newington, was charged April 11 with disorderly conduct. James Mowell, 35, of 168 Audubon Ave., Newington, was charged April 12 with disorderly conduct and assault in the third degree.


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Thanking a Crafty crayons for a cause good volunteer Since December, Anna Reynolds student, staff and families have been busy in the process of recycling crayons into new shapes and colors to sell to the school community with one purpose in mind. That purpose was to raise money to give to Crayons for Cancer (a Manchester based nonprofit organization that gives money to families of children who are receiving treatment for cancer). The money will be used for parking, meals and treasures for those little ones who are enduring the medical appointments related to the treatments. Anna Reynolds School Families program (A group of 36 multi-grade level students and a school staff member leader) turned into peelers and sorters in December. The School Families prepared crayons to be melted by parents and staff during the next couple months. Individual student’s families helped with the surplus. While some Anna Reynolds staff and families were relaxing during snow days and February vacation, a small group learned how easy it was to melt and mold several shapes of appealing crayons. School Families bagged and labeled the crayons at the end of February and began selling the colorful crayons in March. The week of progress report teacher conferences, fourth-graders and parent volunteers spent time selling a rainbow of multi colored and interestingly shaped crayons

To the Editor: I would like to publicly thank Rose Sarubbi Lyons for her hard work in keeping many of us informed. Rose does her best to make sense of what is going on in Newington. I for one appreciate her efforts and hope she continues to “question authority.” In case you may not be aware, Rose should have “unselfish volunteer” as her middle name. Rose has always helped out whenever needed. Whether it was her daughter’s school, girl scouts, youth group, her church, her neighborhood, or her family and friends, Rose is there to lend a hand. Rose is not the type of person who toots her own horn and quietly helps many. I am not aware of all her good efforts but the list is a mile long. Rose is the type of resident we want in Newington. She is intelligent, well spoken, well written, she pays attention and provides valuable input at the town meetings she attends. Thank you Rose for all you do! Lyn Connery, Newington

at Anna Reynolds School with a lofty goal of 1,000 plus crayons to be sold. Horses and sports seemed to the most popular, but many people bought crayons by their favorite color, too. All proceeds from the crayon sales are being donated to Crayons for Cancer. The school made great progress toward their goal, raising over $500. There are still plenty of crayons to sell. The Newington community is welcome to purchase crayons during our next full day of sales Monday, April 25 at Anna Reynolds School, 85 Reservoir Road during school hours. Consider helping this very worthwhile cause by buying crayons or better yet visit to see how you can continue to build on the $50 that a young family was given a few years ago to build on a cause they felt worthwhile. They were deeply touched by the passing of their daughter’s friend from cancer. They have now built it into over $40,000 (including our $500) donated to families who have children receiving treatments for cancer. This has become an excellent example of “paying it forward.” Thank you to all who have helped or are considering helping in the future. Thank you also to Crayons for Cancer for giving our school a fun way to help the larger community. It is nice to know that our crayon recycling project will benefit children and their families.

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The perfect day for a warm tea at the Kellogg-Eddy House By Alex Syphers Staff Writer

The gray clouds blanketing the town of Newington could not dampen the spirits of residents enjoying a leisurely day out at the Kellogg-Eddy House Sunday, and it proved to be the perfect atmosphere for the enjoyment of tea between friends. The “Victorian Tea Party,” was hosted by the Newington Historical Society as a fundraising event and an awareness promotion of the Kellogg-Eddy House, built in 1808. This was the third annual tea party the historical society has hosted. “We like to open up the house

to Newington residents because the town owns the house. It really belongs to the people of Newington so we try to open it up to the community as often as we can,” said Dorothy Abbott, director of the Newington Historical Society. There were more than 50 guests at the Kellogg-Eddy household that Sunday afternoon who came to chat with friends and try the selection of organic Chinese teas available for tasting. The event is so popular that the historical society was unable to accommodate all the guests who wanted to attend. The tea was provided by Lotus

Leaf Tea of Newington. Hiayan Grzelak, co-founder of Lotus Leaf Tea Co., welcomed the guests to the home by playing a traditional Chinese musical piece on the guzheng, an ancient Chinese stringed instrument. Grzelak provided the selection of tea for the guests to experience and has been working with the historical society for the last three years during the tea parties. “We only introduce high level tea to the people,” said Grzelak. “We come here every year so more people can experience what real tea tastes like.” The guests mingle amidst the soothing sounds of the guzheng before being welcomed to the Eddy dining room for horsd’oeuvres prepared by the volunteers of the hospitality committee. Handsomely displayed cakes and finger sandwiches adorned the Victorian lace linen as guests wisely chose their mid-day lunch before entering the solarium for tea. When it was constructed in 1928,

the solarium was primarily used as a greenhouse for plants in the winter months and proved a pleasant sitting area for the Kellogg and Eddy families, respectively. On Sunday the solarium was once again the home of small conversation between friends. Bright yellow tablecloths brightened the overcast shadows of the day and volunteers dressed in turn-of-thecentury fashions and carried silver teapots catering to the tea tasting needs of the patrons. The locally operated Lotus Leaf Tea Co. imports only the highest grade organic teas from China, said Grzelak, a native of China, and master in the art of tea, and uses whole tea leaves instead of grounds. That afternoon the guests had a selection of three teas to choose from, including: Almond Cookie, White Citrus, and Spicy Black Chaitea. “The tea was fabulous,” said Maria Vallera of Wethersfield as she sipped on her Almond Cookie tea. “It is really, really good. There is no

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An increase in estimated revenues also allowed the town council to allocate more funding to town services and reduce the mill rate. The most influential increase in revenue was an estimated $382,000 from the Board of Education Health Benefits Account, which is estimated to have $682,000 in excess funds by the end of this fiscal year. After informing 58 non-

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tenured teachers of a potential layoff, due a decrease of $540,000 in funding in the town manager’s original budget, Board of Education Chairman Stephen Woods approached the town council with the health benefit account proposal. The town accepted the $382,000 credit and restored the board’s original education budget; which according to Woods, reduced the number of potential layoffs to ten.

By Alex Syphers Staff Writer

The Newington Human Rights Commission will present the second annual “Newington’s Got Talent Show� this evening, to benefit the Newington Human Service’s Special Needs Fund. The show will take place tonight, Friday, April 15, in the Newington High School auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets will be available for $5. The “Newington’s Got Talent� show is like American Idol and America’s Got Talent rolled into one, said Karen Faust, director of the talent show. This year 44 of Newington’s talented residents auditioned to compete in the show, with 22 making it to the finals to be held this evening. All the proceeds for the talent show will be donated to the Newington human services special needs fund, which helps support the Newington Food Bank, the holiday food and toy drives, and the Emergency Special Needs Assistance program. According to Faust, the talent show was able to raise over $1,700 for the Human Services Department during last year’s talent show. “It means helping others in Newington. I like that our committee gives back to people in our town in need,� said Faust This year Faust says she expects to raise even more money for the department by moving the show to the Newington High School auditorium. Last year the show was held at the Newington Town Hall. It was a

great success, said Faust, but with a seating capacity of only 290 people she was forced to turn some talent show goers away. “We are holding the event at Newington High School auditorium because we can accommodate more people to enjoy the talent show,� said Faust. The 22 talented people who made it into the show will not fail to impress, said Faust, not only for their talents but for some their age. According to Faust, the singers,dancers and other performers range in age from 9 to 76 years old. “The talent varies from a contortionist, hoola-hooping, yodeling, singers, tap dancer, piano playing and guitar playing,� said Faust, “Angelica Ellis has written her own song which she will sing and play guitar for us again this year. Also we have our first place winner back again, Samuel Lostocco, who will be playing classical guitar.� Prizes for the most talented Newington residents at the show will include a $100 gift card for first place, $75 for second place, and $50 for third place. This year the talent show has an all-star cast of judges including radio personality Cory Myer of country 92.5, Newington High School music teacher, Christopher Clarke, and returning judge and Newington resident, Frank Demao. Fox 61 personality and Newington resident, Gary Byron will return as the Master of Ceremonies. “We hope everyone comes out and shows their support and we have a good show,� Faust said.

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Sculptures of Newington to host anniversary benefit for multiple sclerosis

Sculptures Salons, 262 Brockett St., will celebrate the first anniversary of its brand new 4,000 square foot flagship salon in Newington with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30. The festivities include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as well as a fashion show in which models will display the latest in trendy, couture hair styles. Upon arrival, guests will be invited to participate in a raffle where a lucky winner will be selected for a “Day at Sculptures.” The prize not only includes salon services but transportation provided by Beverly Hills Limo as well. Mrs. Connecticut 2011, Kathy Gneiting, will attend and will select the lucky raffle prize winner. There is a $20 suggested donation to attend the reception.

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robbery, mistaken identities, a timid librarian and her fiance, their mothers (and others) and The Newington Democratic Town an uncontrollable Committee presents Comedy Night in vacuum cleaner Newington featuring Larry Lee Lewis run amuck. Casting and Linda Belt at 7 p.m. Saturday, April eight roles: Five females (playing 20’s 30 at the Sphinx Temple, Berlin Turnpike, to 60’s) and three Newington. $35 includes hot and cold males (playing 20’s hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. For tickets Larry Lee Lewis and Linda Belt to 40’s). First readcontact Bernadette at (860) 666-9391. thru, June 5. Rehearsals: Sunday afternoons, Monday and WednesReducing motor vehicle crashes open to boys and girls ages preday evenings. Show (MVCs) among mature drivers: For school through 15 years. The event is dates: Aug. 5, 6 and 7. Call: (860) drivers age 65+, this is the goal of an sponsored noon by Trout Unlimited, 202-9793 (leave message), e-mail: innovative study being conducted by Connecticut Outfitters, JT’s Fly Shop, Website: theatrethe Adult Injury Prevention Program and Newington Parks & Recreation. of The Trauma Institute, a joint pro- Bring your whole family down and gram of Hartford Hospital and Con- participate in this wonderful spring- “Beauty and the Beast” final perfornecticut Children’s Medical Center. time event. Prizes to be given for the mances: The final weekend perforLicensed drivers who are 65 years longest fish, tagged fish and other mances of the Newington Children’s and older will be invited to participate fun raffle prizes. All children must be Theater Company’s production of in a confidential study that identifies accompanied by a parent or guard- “Beauty and the Beast” will be held driving safety issues. Each partici- ian. No pre-registration is required; at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April pant will be asked to complete a brief however, you must register the day 15-16, at the company’s Black Box survey and a 30 minute computer of the event at the gazebo. You must Theatre located at 743 North Mounscreening program. After the comput- provide your own fishing equipment. tain Road. Call the theatre at (860) er screening there are two follow-up In case of inclement weather, call 666-6282 to purchase. Ticket prices telephone surveys. The participant the 24-hour program hotline at (860) are $12 for adults and $10 for chilwill receive a report on the results of 665-8686. The rain date for this event dren, students, and seniors. These shows sell out, so call ahead! Spethe screening, referrals for any issues will be May 1. cial group rates and party packages identified, and a $5 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card as a thank you. The study is Brad Davis, Mayor to cut flea market are available. being conducted in collaboration with ribbon: The long awaited reopening the Central Connecticut and West of the non-profit Kiwanis Club’s Big Newington MS Support Group: The Hartford- Bloomfield Health Districts K Flea Market for bargain shoppers Newington MS Support Group meets and the Health Departments of East will happen at 8 a.m. Sunday, May at the Newington Senior and Disabled Hartford, Glastonbury and Man- 1 in Newington’s Market Square Center, 120 Cedar St., at 7 p.m. on chester, and with support from the free parking lot and will open every the second Thursday of each month. Connecticut Department of Trans- Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the There are more than 6,000 Connectiportation. Appointments will be made following two months May and June cut residents diagnosed with multiple at one of the following community se- weather permitting. Later that morn- sclerosis (MS), an oftentimes debilinior centers: Berlin, Bloomfield, East ing at 11 a.m. radio personality Brad tating disease affecting the central Hartford, Elmwood/West Hartford, Davis of WDRC AM 1360 will speak nervous system. The National MulGlastonbury, Newington, Manchester and cut the ceremonial ribbon as- tiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut and Rocky Hill. The benefits of ma- sisted by Mayor Mike Lenares, along Chapter offers more than 30 supture driver screening include identify- with other dignitaries including State port groups throughout Connecticut. ing safety issues that affect driving at Sen. Paul Doyle and State Rep. San- These groups bring together people an earlier stage, and providing rec- dy Nafis who is also a Kiwanis mem- who share a common life experiommendations to address them. For ber. Entrance is at 39 E. Cedar St. ence as it relates to MS and its effects. For more information, contact more information, contact Lea Ann (CT Route 175) Newington. Charlie at (860) 667-1314. For more Fortin-McCue, study coordinator at St. Mary Women’s Club installa- information on multiple sclerosis and (860) 249-1245. tion of officers: St. Mary Women’s the many ways you can help make a Bel-Air Manor Art Show: Bel-Air Club will install its new officers at a difference, visit Manor of Newington is proud to pres- celebration of the Eucharist at 5:30 or call the National Multiple Scleroent a resident and staff art show p.m. Thursday, May 5 in the church. sis Society, Connecticut Chapter at from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 A banquet will follow at Sans Souci (800) FIGHT MS. at 256 New Britain Ave. One of the Restaurant on the Berlin Turnpike in presenters has been an illustrator Meriden at 6:30 p.m. Choice of en- ‘Jump Into Spring with Reading’: for over 30 years and was awarded tree includes baked stuffed shrimp, During the month of April, the GFWC “Best in Show” at the Wadsworth chicken roulades, and Denver steak. Newington/ Wethersfield Woman’s Atheneum in Hartford. Musical enter- Menu details may be found on fliers Club, in co-operation with Newington tainment and light refreshments will located at the south (school-side) en- Public Schools, will sponsor its sevbe included. The public is invited to trance to the church. The cost for the enth annual “Jump Into Spring with attend. Please RSVP to Maxine Ross banquet is $27 per person; dessert, Reading” contest. Students in kintax and tip are included. For reserva- dergarten through fourth grade are at (860) 666-5689. tions, call Susan at (860) 233-0167. eligible to enter the contest, simply Guest Pastor: The Rev. Jacqueline provide your own fishing equipment. by reading books. Students record a RandalL, NST, will serve the Church In case of inclement weather, call date for every 20 minutes that they of the Infinite Spirit located in The the 24-hour program hotline at (860) read or are read to and submit an Masonic Hall, 80 Walsh Ave., at 10 665-8686. The rain date for this event entry form for every five dates. The drawing for prizes will take place at a.m. Sunday, April 24. Randall is the will be May 1. each elementary school Wednesday, pastor of the National Spiritualist Church of Norwich (NSAC). For more Theatre Newington-Onstage Audi- May 4. Five prizes will be awarded tions For ‘Don’t Tell Mother!’ : Theatre per school. By sponsoring this coninformation, call (860) 646-5976. Newington-OnStage (TNOS) will test, the Woman’s Club is hoping to Newington Parks & Recreation Fam- hold auditions for “Don’t Tell Mother!” encourage children to read as much ily Fishing Derby: Newington Parks & a Monk Ferris farce, directed by Scott as possible through April 29. The Recreation Family Fishing Derby will J. Barnard, May 9 and 10, at 7 p.m. club and school district also hope be held from 9 a.m. to noon Satur- at the Scottish Rite Auditorium, 207 that by being challenged in this way, day, April 30 at Mill Pond Park Pond. Demin St. Sides will be available at children will learn the joy of reading The Family Fishing Derby is free and auditions for cold readings. A bank for pleasure and entertainment.

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Newington Relay For Life Upcoming Fundraisers: (PLEASE NOTE ACTUAL FLIERS MUST BE PRINTED FROM WEBSITE BELOW TO PRESENT AT EVENTS!) Zumbathon to Benefit Newington Relay for Life — Where: Roosevelt Middle School — 40 Goodwin Street, New Britain CT — When: April 30, 2011, 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. — Cost: $15 per person. / Pink Ladies Fundraising Night — Where: TGI Friday’s of Newington — When: April 28, 2011, 5:00-9:00 p.m. **Must present flier and 20% of every dollar spent will be donated. / Car Show/Car Smash — Where: CCSU Kaiser Parking Lot — When: May 1, 2011, 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. / New Britain RockCats Game — Where: New Britain Stadium — When: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 — Gates open 5:35, Game time 6:35pm — Cost: Tickets are $5 each with half of all proceeds raised benefitting Am. Cancer Society — Kids 12 and under eat free. **Must present flier for each individual attending. / Tip A Firefighter — Where: TGI Friday’s of Newington — When: May 12, 2011, 5:00 — 9:00 p.m. **For more information on all of these fundraisers, and to print fliers needed, please visit the Relay for Life website at newington or contact Event Chairwoman, Amy Lungu at aelung13@ Newington Public Schools welcomes back class on Voice Acting: People from virtually all walks of life are turning to voice acting for supplemental or retirement income, or as a full time career. On Wednesday, May 11, Newington Public Schools Adult & Continuing Education, in conjunction

with Voice Coaches, will present Getting Paid To Talk, a single-evening, realistic and entertaining introduction to the world of voice overs. Attendees will learn everything from the basics of getting started, working in the studio, effective demo production methods, and industry pros and cons to where to look for opportunities in and around their community and how to land the job. Attendees will also have the opportunity to record amock commercial under the direction of a Voice Coaches producer. Regardless of motivation, Getting Paid to Talk is a great first step for anyone curious about Voice Acting. Registration at least a week in advance is required. Enrollment is limited to 25. For more information or to register by the enrollment deadline, call (860) 6675850. Class fee is $20. FREE gardening class! “Growing Herbs in Containers”: Sunday, April 17, 2011 1:30-3:00 p.m. We ask that participants sign up by calling Stonehedge Garden Center at (860) 667-1158 to reserve a seat as these classes are very popular. Light refreshments will be offered. The classes are held at Stonehedge Garden Center, 1616 Willard Ave. Newington CT. You don’t need a huge garden to have savory fresh herbs for your kitchen! Many herbs are excellent container plants, providing fresh taste year ‘round. We’ll talk about container culture in general as well as the specific needs of herbs, and look at a variety of examples and combinations, including some that are a great way to get kids involved in gardening

Live Well It’s Your Life, Live it Well. Live Well, a free six-week workshop will be offered at the Newington Senior and Disabled Center at 120 Cedar St, Newington, starting May 2 through June 13, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Live Well is designed for adults who want to take charge of their ongoing health problems and get relief from their pain, fatigue, and other symptoms. Live Well helps those who suffer with diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart or lung disease, asthma, cancer, depression, anxiety, or any chronic condition. Live Well is sponsored by Department of Social Services through a grant from the Administration on Aging. All are welcome. For more information or to register call Hilary Norcia, Central CT Health District — (860) 665-8571.

Diabetes Education Course

The Central Connecticut Health District, serving the towns of Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill, and Wethersfield, will offer a diabetes self-care course to residents of the Health District. Funded by a grant from the Connecticut Department of Public Health, the course will run for six consecutive weeks. The course is free of charge. “Diabetes: Taking Charge” consists of six, two-hour classes that meet once a week. It will be held in Room 2 at the Rocky Hill Community Center, 55 Church St., Rocky Hill. The class will be held every Tuesday night at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. through May 17. Pre-registration is required, as space is limited. Registrants should plan to attend all six sessions, as different material is covered each week. For further information or to register, contact the Central Connecticut Health District at (860) 721-2818.


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Library director shares passion with patrons By Alex Syphers |

Staff Writer

Strolling through the medley of mystery novels located on the shelves in the Lucy Robbins Welles Library in Newington, it may be of no surprise to find yourself wrapped in a lighthearted Hardy Boys conversation with a merry librarian named Donna Miller. Miller was recently named the Newington Library Director last month, concluding a nine-month search for the perfect applicant to fill the position after former library director, Marian Amodeo, retired from her position to work as the public relations officer at the Hartford Public Library. Miller began her tenure as Newington’s newest library director April 4 beginning the challenge of incorporating herself into the new stream of activity happening around her. “They main thing they told me during the interview was that I would be the face of the library to the community so a lot of it is communicating and interacting with the community, being out there and visible.” Miller has extensive experience in the library world, spending most of her life with the walls of what she calls a world of knowledge. She graduated from the University of Hartford with a degree in literature and received her master’s degree from the University of Colorado in information and library science. Through the years, Miller has worked at the Simsbury Public Library, the Bloomfield Library and even the Colorado State Historical Society Library in Denver. Yet, for the last 26 years she has been a close neighbor to Newington working at the Avon Public Library, where she spent 19 years as the assistant library director. “After being in a position for 26 years the learning curve is not as great … it will be a challenge. There are many challenges here, but it is a privilege to be chosen to do this,” said Miller, “I know it will be a lot of hard work but I am excited and will try my best.” Her major priority is to introduce herself to the people of Newington which, with just over 30,000 residents, has almost twice the population of Avon. Miller said her love for literature began at an early age progressing from bedtime stories to mystery novels to anything and everything she could find

Donna Miller, right, the new Lucy Robbins Welles Library Director, helps Ann Hale of Berlin check out books.

the time to read. “It starts when you’re a child, really. My mother read to me all the time when I was little, so my sister and I grew up loving books,” said Miller, recalling her introduction to the world of literature. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Miller worked at the Canton Public Library. Tt was during these days she began to fall in love with the idea of being a librarian. “I like being in the environment. It’s a learning environment, even though you are not a patron, checking out the materials, you still learn things …,” said Miller. The love of learning has enabled Miller to adapt her skills as a librarian as technology progressed though the years. During her retirement party at Avon Public Library March 23, Miller said she presented a list during her speech of all the technological changes she has witnessed during her career as a librarian. Through the years she has seen the transitions from vinyl records to eight-track tapes, cassettes, to CD’s and MP3s and the more recent switch from card catalogs to online search engines patrons of the library can use to look up books. “Things like that you have to just get with it you have to learn and start buying new equipment,” said Miller. “You have to be willing to change and you have to be willing to figure something out.” Miller has been able to keep up with all the changes and has recently entered into the newest technological advancement in the world of literatur: electronic books. According to Eric Rothauser, chairman of the Newington Library Board of trustees, Miller was a prime candidate to lead the Lucy Robbins Welles Library into the future because of her technological knowledge and willingness to learn

more. “We believe the future looks great. We chose Donna because of her experience in libraries. We believe that going ahead in the future she will really take control of the library and direct the library on the right path, the path we are on now,” said Rothauser. “Donna will be able to identify with the citizens and the town council what our needs will be in the future.” The future of the library is a heavy responsibility to carry, said Miller, a challenge compounded by the proposed expansion of the library, which is still in the preliminary planning stages sometime in the next few years. Yet, the expansion project is not as daunting as it seems to this experienced librarian. The Avon Public Library had just finished an expansion project months before Miller retired from her position. For now, said Miller, her first major challenge is to schedule her calendar. “There are a lot more meetings in this town so I am trying to get everything scheduled and work from there.” “I want to work out a plan for the next fiscal year but in order to do that I need to talk to the staff and the library board,” she said. The shock of entering a new library was lessened, said Miller, by the warm welcome she received by the Lucy Robbins Welles Library staff and the Friends of the Library group. “There is a great staff here. I am very lucky that I have some strong staff members that I inherited.” She was especially grateful of Assistant Library Director Lisa Masten who acted as library director after the retirement of Amodeo. “She kept the library on an even keel and kept it going for nine months without a library director. That is very challenging,” said Miller.

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Newington woman ready to throw down against m.s. Newington resident Karen Guarnaccia has been a spirited combatant in the fight against multiple sclerosis since being diagnosed with the disease in 1994. This June, she will throw down and aim to land a crushing blow. Guarnaccia has organized the first annual Sangria Throwdown to benefit the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. The event takes place Saturday, June 25, at the Rocky Hill Elks Club, and will feature several participants competing to prepare the best sangria. Guests will be treated to sangria as well as hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment. Guarnaccia was only 37 years old when she was confronted with the first symptoms of multiple sclerosis, as she had difficulty walking and started tripping for no apparent reason. After several tests, an MRI revealed that her balance his issues were caused by MS. The disease evolved into secondary-progressive MS, which meant that her symptoms gradually became worse and slowly robbed her of mobility and independence. Despite the health issues and being forced to use a wheelchair to get around, Guarnaccia never allowed herself to lose hope. Instead, she became a strong supporter of the Connecticut Chapter, as she serves on the chapter’s Board of Trustees and was the first to take part in a photo essay project for the chapter with photographer Mike Marques. “My reaction to my disease is reflected in my two children,” explained Guarnaccia. “To the

Newington resident Karen Guarnaccia, right, poses with her husband Dennis at the 2011 Greater Hartford MS Taste of Hope in February

degree I cope, they also cope. It takes more energy trying to be ‘normal’ than it does to just be myself.” Guarnaccia will also be volunteering at this year’s Travelers Walk MS, presented by North American Power, in West Hartford at the University of Connecticut campus on Sunday, April 10. There are ten other sites for the event. For more information or to register, please visit The Sangria Throwdown takes place Saturday, June 25, at 7 p.m. at the Rocky Hill Elks Club, located on Shunpike Avenue in Rocky Hill. Tickets are $25 with all proceeds being donated to the Connecticut Chapter. For more information or to order tickets, please contact Karen Guarnaccia at 860-529-3266 or To learn more about multiple sclerosis and the many ways to get involved, please visit the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter’s website at

NHS places first in FCCLA Leadership Conference

From left, Culinary teacher Mrs. Denise Genest, Kimberly Parker, Gina Caceres, Caleb Barnard and Peter Wacht

On March 22 seven students enrolled in the Culinary Arts and Child Development programs at Newington High School competed at the Connecticut Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Spring Leadership Conference, “You are FCCLA,” at Manchester Community College. FCCLA is the only career/ technical in-school student organization that promotes strength and leadership in family, community and careers

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The General Federation of Women’s Club of Connecticut sponsored their 2011 annual statewide art contest for high school seniors this year from March 18 through March 20, 2011 at the Alzheimer’s Resource Center in Plantsville, Connecticut. Newington High School students won a total eight awards in this juried art exhibit. The winners were First Place in Pastel — Grace Banach “Summers End”; Second Place in Pastel — Emi-Lei Zysk “Serenity”; Second Place in Watercolor — Ashley Frink “Blues Abyss”; Third Place in Mixed Media — Edyta Zacahara “Self Portrait”; First Place in Pen and Ink — Heather Dziato “Night Owl Cryptic”; Third Place in Pen and Ink — Jessica Deschamps “Iguano Cryptic”; Third Place in Black and White Photograph — Deanna Rosa

First Place in Sculpture — Athena Casarotto “Dancer”

“Love”; and First Place in Sculpture — Athena Casarotto “Dancer”. Everyone at Newington High School and especially the teachers in


First Place in Pastel — Grace Banach “Summers End”

the Art Department are extremely proud of the accomplishments of these senior students. Additional student art work from grades K — 12

will be on display at the Newington Town Hall for the annual TownFirst Place in Pen and Ink — Heather Wide Art Show from April 24, Dziato “Night Owl Cryptic” 2011 through May 25, 2011.


McDermott game a success

NHS lacrosse seeks deeper playoff run

By Alex Syphers

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By Joe Fortunato

Staff Writer

The Ciara McDermott Memorial Basketball game was held last week at the Newington High School with great success. The stands were filled with an exuberant crowd who came to see the Newington Police Department play the high school seniors and challenge the school facility. It was a spectacular night for the seniors who battled it out with the police department to win 24 to 21. It was a major upset for the high school facility when they lost to the seniors 29 to 25. The faculty has been undefeated for the past five years. They were still able to hold school heads up with their 27 to 14 point win over the police department. The basketball game is held every year in honor of Officer McDermott. All proceeds made from the game are donated to the Substance Free Graduation Party. Mike Gwiadzdowski of the Newington High

Senior class, takes his shot against the Newington teachers during Friday night’s game.

It was a historic season for the Newington boys lacrosse team last year. Although they finished the year with a modest 8-8 record, the Indians 9-6 victory over South Windsor in the CIAC Class L Qualifying Round was the programs first playoff victory in 10 years. This season Newington has similar goals, but the Indians also want to make a little bit more noise in the playoffs once they get there. That’s easier said than done for Newington, who lost two of its potent attackers to graduation. Coach John Concannon admitted the team would need some time to adjust to the “I think that our offense is going to take some time to gel,” he said, “We lost two stellar attackers. But I know that over time we will get better.” Newington also lost two key defenders, but Concannon thought his team had to tools to replace them this season. But

none of that is possible without a hard working team, and that’s something Concannon has on his hands. “To this point I’ve been very pleased with the kid’s work ethic and attitude,” he said. “We have nine seniors, they’ve been doing a solid job and a good job in terms of being the leaders of the program.” Every team’s goal is to continue taking steps forward from year to year, and Concannon sees the opportunity for his team to do that this year. “They experienced some success last year, and obviously they know that’s the goal of the coaching staff,” he said. “We have shared that with the team and they want to continue to build upon the success they had last year and keep getting better and better.” Despite opening up the season with a 12-2 loss to lacrosse powerhouse Xavier, Concannon admitted that his team could learn a lot from the Falcons. “Obviously they’re at a level

we want to get to, and that’s certainly a worthwhile goal to have,” he said. “I saw glimpses of really good lacrosse on our part,” Concannon said after the loss. “It’s just getting more consistent and being able to preform at a higher level.” The team’s key returnees from last year are, Matt Coco (attack, senior), Drew Weyman (midfield, senior), Paul Germano (midfield, senior), Nate St. Pierre (defenseman, senior), Tim Lynch (goalie, junior), Zachery Hedberg (defenseman, sophomore), Jeff Rossman (midfield,sophomore),Dominic Esposito (midfield, junior), Joe Lenares (attack, junior), Gannley (defenseman, sophomore), Alex Rossman (midfield, senior), Kyle Thomas (midfield, sophomore), Billy Boyko (long-stick, freshman), Eric Ryan (long-stick, sophomore), Mike Truviso (midfield, senior), Connor Hemmill (defenseman, senior), Nate Kennedy (midfield, freshman).


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Sowing seeds of positive energy

I have heard it said that our minds are immensely powerful. Really, we have the potential power of the A point fabled people to ponder of the ancient world. All of us has this latent power or ability. Some call it the power of “positive thinking.” Some call it the power of attracPhil Mikan tion — “the Law of Attraction.” The Bible says “as you sow so you reap.” We should be able to move objects with thought alone — “psychokinesis” — or we can become successful in business by visualization. I believe that. Do you? Some would say that is the problem


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with America today — we are busy wishing for a better life. My thought is really a reflection of my soul. I send out signals to the wide world with every thought I manage to generate, and so do you. Good thoughts, good signals; bad thoughts, bad signals. This is what can cause that killer stress. Mainstream medical professionals are advocating treatments that not too long ago were thought to be bunk, old wives tales, customs of third world countries. Go look up alternative medicine and tell me what you see. Most alternative medicine concerns itself with energy, energy flow and balance of emotions and energy. Some would say we are busy wishing for better health. We all know when we are in a good mood the world looks very



good, we are expecting the best to happen. We are sowing positive seeds. The nature of the Law of Attraction is we get as we do. We don’t get what we wish for — we get what we work for. Thought is more than energy. It is also action — we make things happen. To attract good to us we must look to do good. Our efforts must follow the universal law of goodness. You cannot pretend: Energy flows and seeks out mutual or common energy. Can we get our government representatives — municipal, state and federal governments — to tune into the Law of Attraction and find the best to be done for We The People? Can they bring jobs, prosperity and happiness into our world as well as freedom? Or is this truly just more wishful thinking? A point to ponder.



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Organizes, directs and particiaptes in the development and maintenance of the Town’s NEW BRITAIN: 51 Woodland Computer Assisted Mass ApSt. 3 BR’s, plus laundry rm. praisal System. Performs querSe Habla Espanol. $900. ies of the database to assist NEW BRITAIN - 1920’s charm. 860-543-3284. Assessor with projections. PreRestored 1 BR, elev, w/w, personal property dataNEW BRITAIN - 57 West St. pares built-ins. $600 inc ht/hw. extrapolates and ana2nd FL, 3 BR. Appl. $750 + base, 860-803-1286 lyzes data using Microsoft util. 860-348-0233. Access. Performs a variety of NEW BRITAIN: 1 BR apts., $590 & $670. NEW BRITAIN: Move-in Spe- administrative management 860-985-5760. cial. $650 mo. 1 mo. free functions. Meets and exceeds rent, ask for details. In- customer expectations. BachNEW BRITAIN - 2 BR, 2nd flr, cludes heat and hot water! 1 elor’s degree and one year exappl, $750. Sec & ref. 860br unit. Off street parking, perience in Assessor’s office or 778-7134 or 860-828-5059. a pertinent combination of laundry facility, close to matraining and experience reNEW BRITAIN jor hwys and bus line. Sec. quired. Applications available 2 br, 1ST fl, no util. $685. dep. req’d. Sorry No Dogs, Solomon 203-816-7790. cats with deposit. For info; at: Town Manager’s Office, 131 Cedar Street, Newington, 203-639-8271. *NEW BRITAIN: 2 BR w/ht CT 06111 860-665-8510 or & hw, appl. No pets/NS. at NEW BRITAIN - Remodeled 2 $775. Gustin Co. $1901/biweekly. Apply by BR, 2nd FL, appls, all elec. (860) 225-4613. April 26, 2011. Off-st pkg. $895 + util. 508468-1977 or 508-487-4031. AA/EOE/MF *NEW BRITAIN: 2 BR w/ht Every week, we bring & hw, appl. No pets/NS. buyers and sellers, Secretary: Looking for secre$775. Gustin Co. employers and employees, tary for Rocky Hill Irrigation (860) 225-4613. landlords and tenants and Landscape Company. NEW BRITAIN together. General office work. Must 2 br, 1ST fl, no util. $685. You can rely on have Computer/Quickbooks Solomon 203-816-7790. knowledge. Flex hrs. 20 to 30 Classified Ads hrs/wk. Please call Mike 8-10 NEW BRITAIN - 2nd FL, 3 BR. to get results. Off-st pkg for 1 car. $850 + am at 860-563-5320 or fax sec + util. 860-839-4331. resume 860-563-4593



George Hildebrandt Inc., a Regional Flatbed transportation company, is looking for Experienced CDL”A” Drivers & Owner Operators for the Bristol, CT area. We are a family owned business that cares about our drivers on & off the road. * We offer regional routes *You’ll be home weekends & most nights *Outstanding pay and benefits *And more!!!

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Real Estate

Newington residents


Old Tools Wanted

Always Buying old, used and antique woodworking, machinist, other hand tools & tool chests. Honest offers made at your home. Please write this number down. Call Cory

860 - 613 - 1108

Tag Sales

812 TAG SALES NEWINGTON- 4/16 from 8 am to 2 pm - 48 Standard St. off Maple Hill -furniture, kitchenware, decorative accessories,clothing, and more

Every week, we bring buyers and sellers, employers and employees, landlords and tenants together. You can rely on Classified Ads to get results.


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An independently owned and operated member of Prudential Real Estate Affilliates, Inc.

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Mull Bros, Inc. - We are a family business that’s been catering to your cooling & heating needs since 1945. We proudly install Lennox, American Standard, Weil McLain & other quality equipment (oil, gas & electric). We also service most makes & models. We are located next to the Wethersfield Post Office (behind the penguins and polar bears) at 61 Beaver Rd. 860- 529-8255

Polish/English speaking woman can clean your house with care. 2nd cleaning 50% off for new clients only. Satisfaction guaranteed. Insurance Bonded. Call Kasia 860-538-4885

BASEMENT WATERPROOFING JP Bachand Basement Waterproofing - Reliable local contractor. Hatchway leaks, foundation cracks, sub-floor drainage systems, sump pumps & yard drainage. Fully insured, free estimates, written guarantee. Our 27th year registered with CT Dept of Consumer Protection (Reg #511842). Call 860-666-9737

CERAMIC TILE Len and Jeff Schaller - Fix leaky showers. Regrouting in tubs. Bath, kitchen tile installed. 37 years experience. Neat, expert workmanship. Repairs a specialty. Call 242-5805

PAINTING Top Job Painting - Complete prep work, interior and exterior painting, insured, free estimates. CT LIC: #HIC0621244. 23 Fern St., Rocky Hill. 860-978-0190, 860721-7274.

PLUMBING Positano Plumbing, Inc. - 31 years of serving Bristol and the surrounding areas. Specializing in all repairs. Plumbing & heating. Water heater replacement, boiler replacement. CT Lic #202691, 308931. For the best repair work in the area, please call 860-584-0012, 186 West St., Bristol.

REMODELING Full Service Remodeling - Windows, bathrooms and kitchens. All interior and exterior home or business remodeling and handyman service. You name it - I’ve done

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ROOFING LA Rich, LLC - Master Elite Roofing Contractor with over 500 satisfied customers. Our workmanship is warranteed for 20 years by shingle manufacturer. Best warranty in writing. “Quality you can count on for years.” We do roof repairs, vinyl siding, windows, seamless gutters. Honest, competitive pricing. No hidden costs. Free estimates. Fully insured. Written warranties. Clean and courteous installers. CT Lic #565709. GAFELK ME #11852. 860-622-9800 or 860-747-4427.

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