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Last Thursday evening in Market Square, spirits were high. Summer was in the air, along with the smells and sounds of classic car engines. The 2011 Cruising Newington Car Show sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce had begun. There Free Volume 52, No. 23 Friday, June 24, 2011

was a nostalgic, old-time American feel about the cars, but the people enjoying the night ranged in age from one month old to 86 years old. A love for classic cars knows no age. Some of the participants in the show took time to explain the stories behind their treasured vehicles. See STORIES, Page 11


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Dennis Harrison shows off his Model T hot-rod at the annual Cruising Newington Classic Car Show last Thursday.

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Champ is a fun and energetic 8-month-old boy. He is very active and he is looking for a new family who will appreciate his puppy antics. Champ enjoys the company of adults and older children. He wants to continue his training. Champ would love to meet you at the Connecticut Humane Society in Newington. Remember, the Connecticut Humane Society has no time limits. Inquiries for adoption should be made at the Connecticut Humane

Society located at 701 Russell Road in Newington or by calling (860) 594-4500 or toll free at 1-800-452-0114. The Connecticut Humane Society is a private organization with branch shelters in Waterford and Westport. The Connecticut Humane Society operates a cat adoption center in the PetSMART store in New London. It is not affiliated with any other shelters or agencies.

VA to expand housing for homeless veterans and their families

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will develop housing opportunities for homeless and at-risk veterans at 34 VA locations across the country. Newington’s Willard Ave. campus is on the list of affected locations. “This initiative will significantly support our efforts to eliminate veteran homelessness and improve quality of life for veterans,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “We have a moral obligation to ensure that veterans and their families have access to affordable housing and medical services that will help them get back on their feet. A recent strategic study, the Building Utilization Review and Repurposing (BURR) initiative, identified unused and underused buildings at existing VA property

with the potential to develop new housing opportunities for homeless or at-risk veterans and their families through public-private partnerships and VA’s enhanceduse lease (EUL) program. Under the EUL program, VA retains ownership of the land and can determine and control its reuse. Additional opportunities identified through BURR will include housing for returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families, assisted living for elderly veterans and continuum of living residential communitieis. The project will support VA’s goal of ending veteran homelessness by providing safe, affordable, cost effective, and sustainable

housing for veterans on a priority basis. To expedite the project, contractors were asked to develop multiple sites in a region. VA held a one-day national Industry Forum in Chicago for interested organizations June 13. Supportive housing projects are planned for homeless veterans and their families at 23 VA sites. Under the enhanced-use lease agreements, veterans will receive senior and non-senior independent living and assisted living at eleven sites: Newington; Augusta, Ga.; Marion, Ill.; Topeka, Kansas; Togus, Maine; Grand Island, Neb.; Big Springs and Kerrville, Texas; Martinsburg, W.Va. and Cheyenne, Wyo.


Newington Health Care Center receives award

Newington Health Care Center has been recognized as a 2011 recipient of the Bronze — Commitment to Quality National Quality Award for its outstanding performance in the health care profession. The award, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), highlights facilities across the nation that have demonstrated their intention to pursue a rigorous quality improvement system. “This award signifies a great commitment to quality care and an important step in raising the standards of sustainable, person-centered care and services,” says Governor Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of AHCA/ NCAL. “We congratulate Newington Health Care Center on this achievement.” Implemented by AHCA/ NCAL in 1996, the National Quality Award Program is centered on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. The program assists providers of long term and postacute care services in achieving their performance excellence goals. The program has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Facilities begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they develop an organizational

profile with essential performance elements such as vision and mission statements and an assessment of customers’ expectations. Bronze applicants must demonstrate their ability to implement a performance improvement system. A team of trained Examiners reviews each Bronze application to determine if the facility has met the demands of the criteria. As a recipient of the Bronze — Commitment to Quality award, Newington Health Care Center may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the criteria required for the Silver — Achievement in Quality award. “The recipients of the quality awards exemplify the energy and dedication required to advance quality care to the next level,” says Chick Stepahin, Chair, AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers. “Improving quality care is an evolutionary cycle, and these facilities are the forerunners of the movement.” The awards are sponsored by AHCA/NCAL Associate Business Member My InnerView, a Web-based applied research and quality-management company that supports leaders across the entire assisted living, senior housing and skilled nursing profession with tools to measure, benchmark and improve performance.

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Officers receive Excellence Award Nafis bill will help people

On May 25, Officers Jeffrey Wagner and Wayne Kornbrath were awarded the Newington Police Department’s Excellence in Police Award for actions during a robbery complaint. On Nov. 6, 2010, at 1:12 p.m. a victim contacted the Police Department on 911 to report that he had been robbed on East Cedar Street. Kornbrath, K-9 Officer Wagner and K-9 Archi were dispatched to investigate. Investigation into the incident determined that a cab driver had been assaulted and robbed by two male customers that were previously riding in his cab. The suspect males reportedly cursed his race and religion, spit on him, and accused him of being

a terrorist. The cab driver reported that he thought the men were going to kill him. The suspects fled on foot and upon arrival, Wagner observed two males running from the rear of a local business. Wagner pursued the males on foot issuing orders for them to stop. When they didn’t respond, he issued a K-9 release warning, further instructing the assailants to stop. K-9 Archi was eventually deployed to apprehend the fleeing felons. K-9 Archi knocked one of the suspects, later identified as Gerald F. Margelot Jr., to the ground while the second male continued to flee the area on foot. K-9 Archi held Margelot Jr. at bay until Wagner arrived.

While attempting to handcuff Margelot Jr., Wagner encountered significant physical resistance. During the struggle the suspect was bitten by K-9 Archi but continued to engage Wagner in a hand to hand altercation. Wagner suffered a broken hand as a result of his struggle with the suspect. Kornbrath had arrived by this time and also engaged the suspect. Kornbrath also received significant resistance from the armed suspect. The suspect continued to struggle and bit Kornbrath on the leg. Both suspects were eventually arrested on several robbery and assault related charges.

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State Rep. Sandy Nafis (D-Newington) announced that a bill she sponsored making it simpler for people with permanent disabilities passed the state legislature this week. “Citizens should not lose their ability to vote just because of a disability,” said Nafis. “This bill ensures that everyone will have an opportunity to exercise their constitutional rights and a cast a ballot.” The bill (SB 939) would permit the automatic mailing of absentee ballots at election time to permanently disabled voters. Voters would have to file an absentee ballot application together with a doctor’s certificate stating that they have a permanent disability and are unable to appear in person at their polling place if they want to be added to their town’s list for

automatic ballots. Nafis introduced the legislation because one of her constituents, a Newington woman, has difficulty making trips to town hall, because of a disability. Nafis added, “This is the fifth year that I introduced legislation like this, and I’m elated that we finally passed this bill. Now it will be so much easier for my constituents and other voters throughout the state to cast ballots.” The bill is supported by the League of Women Voters and Secretary of the State Denise Merrill. The bill now heads to the governor for his signature. Nafis was first elected to the legislature in November 1998 to represent Newington’s 27th Assembly District.


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Town Council

At the June 14 Town Council meeting, there was avid public participation, with over 20 people rising to voice opinions on the Cedar Mountain development by Toll Brothers. This response was unanimously against the development. There were two speakers in the crowd from the Wethersfield side of the mountain also opposed to the project. A blight subcommittee of

council members Maureen Klett (D), Scott McBride (D) and David Nagel (R) was established to address the new blight ordinance that is to be resolved by October 1, 2011. Two base bids were accepted for work in the school system. Base Bid A to Connecticut Carpentry Corporation of Rocky Hill for $638,000 for Newington H.S. code compliance alteration site work — and Base Bid B to Millenium Builders of Rocky Hill for $336,975 for Newington H.S.

code compliance alteration site work. The council authorized Town Manager John L. Salomone to execute contracts to both. Finally, on the Cedar Mountain property appraisal of the Balf Property (Block Lot No. 11/320/000), the council authorized the Town Manager to seek an appraisal in an amount not to exceed $15,000. Appropriations will be from the Town Land Acquisition Fund.

Police blotters and reports in the Newington Town Crier are released by the police department and are a matter of public record. If you have a concern about the validity of your name or someone else’s appearing in the police column, please address your local police department. The Newington Town Crier is not the source of this information. Michael Bostick, 41, of 15 Timothy Road, East Hartford, was charged May 30 with simple trespass. Anthony Davis, 49, of 103 Enfield St., Hartford, was charged May 30 with simple trespass. Andrzej Czyzewski, 45, of 156 Hummingbid Drive, Berlin, was charged June 5 with failure to appear in the second degree. Christopher Laraia, 29, of 183 Audubon Ave., Newington, was charged June 8 with violation of probation.

Lolianette Padilla, 29, of 100 West St., New Britain, was charged June 8 with larceny in the sixth degree and conspiracy to commit larceny in the sixth degree. Daniel Wiscovitch, 30, of 375 Farmington Ave., New Britain, was charged June 9 with larceny in the sixth degree, conspiracy to commit larceny in the sixth degree, interfering with a police officer, and escape from custody. Elija Rogers, 21, of 1078 New Britain Ave., West Hartford, was charged June 9 with larceny in the third degree, and burglary in the third degree. Mark Condon, 50, of 117 Wells Road, Wethersfield, was charged June 9 with larceny in the sixth degree. Andrea Martinez, 22, of 88 Michael Lane, Newington, was charged June 10 with assault in the third degree and disorderly conduct. Cecilio Toledano, 25, of 666 East St., New Britain, was charged June 11

with failure to appear in the second degree.

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Academic achievements

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Local students graduate, achieve honors Keene State College has released the Dean’s List for the spring semester 2011. Among the 1,450 students named to the Dean’s List are: Hannah C. Hayes of Newington, Kelsey R. Leghorn of Newington, Andrew Thomas Reynolds of Newington The following local residents graduated May 14 from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI): Christian Philip Waller of Newington was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering with high distinction The following area residents graduated from Trinity College in Hartford Sunday, May 22: Stefanie Tinti of Newington graduated, having studied Public Policy & Law. Bogdan S. Kanar of Newington has earned an Associate in Applied Science in nursing from Excelsior College, Albany, N.Y. Keene State College has released the Dean’s List for the spring semester 2011. Among the 1,450 students named to the Dean’s List are: Hannah C. Hayes of Newington, Kelsey R. Leghorn of Newington, Andrew Thomas Reynolds of Newington The following local residents graduated May 14 from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI): Christian Philip Waller of Newington was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering with high distinction The following area residents graduated from Trinity College in Hartford Sunday, May 22:

Stefanie Tinti of Newington The following local residents graduated, having studied Public were among 945 students from Policy & Law. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) named to the univerThe Quinnipiac University sity’s Dean’s List for academic School of Law, in Hamden, excellence for the spring 2011 Connecticut, conferred a Juris semester: Caitlin McMahon Doctor Degree upon April H. of Newington, and Andreia Rosenkrantz May 15, 2011. Petrosan of Newington. Rosenkrantz was a Dean’s Fellow and Probate Law Journal The following students were Supervising Editor who graduated named to the Dean’s List at the Magna Cum Laude. She received University of New Haven for the awards for her academic excel- spring 2011 semester. Full-time lence, outstanding performance in undergraduate students must oral advocacy and superior class- have a 3.50 or better cumulative room performance. Rosenkrantz GPA for the semester to be eliis the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. gible for the Dean’s List. Ted Rosenkrantz of Newington. NEWINGTON: Tara Coppola, Rensselaer Polytechnic Nicole Grimaldi, Institute, in Troy, N.Y. held its Yasmin Ithier-Vicenty, 205th Commencement May Syed Razvi, 28 and conferred a Bachelor Matthew Scaringe, of Science degree in mechaniShannon Velasquez, cal engineering and nuclear Angelica Zdonek engineering upon Adam M. Rosenkrantz. Rosenkrantz, who The following residents gradugraduated Magna Cum Laude, ated from Marist College: is a member of Tau Beta Pi Katherine Lavery of Newington Engineering Honor Society, received a Bachelor of Science Alpha Nu Sigma Nuclear degree in biomedical sciences Engineering Honor Society, and Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical St. Anselm College celebratEngineering Honor Society. ed it’s 118th Commencement He is pursuing graduate stud- Excercises May 21 Local gradies in nuclear engineering at uates include the following Pennsylvania State University, students: Elizabeth H. Craig of University Park, as a College Newington, a classics major. of Engineering Fellow. Adam is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Ted Paul Jason Schiller of Rosenkrantz of Newington. Newington graduated f rom Curry College, Milton, Mass. Cody Harris of Newington Sacred Heart University, was named to the dean’s list at Fairfield,has announced the Florida Institute of Technology dean’s list for the spring semester. for the spring semester, which To receive this honor, a student ended in May. Harris is pursuing must achieve a 3.6 grade avera Bachelor’s Degree in aerospace age, based on a 4.0 scale. The engineering. following students made the spring dean’s Brenna Lindsay of Newington;

Alyssa Santos of Newington; Nicole Scalise of Newington; Meghan Feeney of Newington; Monika Patinha of Newington; Brian Peterson of Newington The following students have been named to the President’s List at Western New England for the spring semester of 2011. Students are named to the President’s List for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.80 or higher: Jack P. Germano of Newington, a senior majoring in industrial engineering; Michael J. Valentine of Newington, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering; The following students have been named to Dean’s List at Western New England for the spring semester of 2011. Students are named to the dean’s list for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.30 or higher: Ryan J. Dalidowitz of Newington, a senior majoring in electrical engineering; Kathleen A. Ciesnik of Newington, a senior majoring in electrical engineering; Krista M. Gangloff of Newington, a senior majoring in elementary education; John F. Kilpatrick of Newington, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering;

the annual Commencement held on May 14-15. Approximately 1,200 graduates received degrees from Sacred Heart University this year. Area residents who received degrees include: Newington: Emily Futoma, Master of Arts in Teaching, Sasha Harrison, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude; Brenna Lindsay, Bachelor of Science in mathematics, Summa Cum Laude; Brian Peterson, Bachelor of Science in Finance, Magna Cum Laude The following area residents were named to the dean’ list for the Spring 2011 semester at Quinnipiac University: Newington: Joy Camille Cielo, Alexandra Cleary, Tiffany Diorio, Christopher Stewart The following students graduated from the University of New Haven May 15: Newington: Nicole Grimaldi received a B.S. in legal studies and a B.S. in criminal justice; Yasmin Ithier-Vicenty received a B.A. in English; Daniel Lastrina received a B.S. in biology and a B.S. in forensic science; Angelica Zdonek received a B.S. in criminal justice and a B.S. in legal studies.

The following students graduated from the University of New Haven on May 15: Newington: Danielle Bedard received a M.S. in education; Joseph Larosa of Newington received a M.S. in education; Sacred Heart University in Chirayu Shah of Newington Fairfield, Connecticut is pleased received a M.S. in health care to announce its graduates from administration. The following local residents received degrees from Clark University on Sunday, May 22: Emily L. Mickelson of Newington graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in economics.

Newington’s John McCarthy graduates from Watkinson School On June 10 at 10 a.m., 44 students including Newington resident John McCarthy, celebrated Watkinson School’s 130th commencement in Hartford. Despite the white dresses and matching ties, the ceremony was anything but traditional. Watkinson’s mission is

to “develop in our students the power to shape their lives and the world around them,” so years ago the administration decided that instead of inviting an outside speaker, it would be more meaningful to have the graduates themselves offer advice and reflections to their peers.

McCarthy was among 20 seniors that completed this rigorous process and presented regarding their experiences at Watkinson — what they learned, loved, and what they will keep with them as they head off to college and beyond. Any graduating senior can opt

to perform or speak at graduation, but they must go through a long, serious process of draft writing, reflection and practice, attending to deadlines along the way. Senior presentations ranged from heartfelt speeches to songs, poems, and dance performances.

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Local teen goes to extraordinary “lengths” for cancer survivors

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On June 4, Newington teen Brenda Teall Winn, who is going to be a junior at Kingswood-Oxford in the fall, scheduled an appointment to have over 11 inches of her hair cut off at Contemporary Image in Newington. Her hair was then donated to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program to be used to make real hair wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments. Brenda answered some questions about her decision for the program.

What drew you into this program instead of the more widely known Locks of Love? The two other family friends I have that donated both used Pantene Beautiful lengths, so I researched the difference. I found on Locks of Love website this: • Q. What do the children pay for these hairpieces? A. We provide hairpieces and repairs free of charge or on a sliding scale based on the financial need of those responsible for the children. • Q. What is the retail cost of the What made you want to donate hairpieces? your hair? A. Between $3,500 and $6,000. Honestly, my hair was getting long at the end of eighth grade, and I believe that cancer patients I had always heard of, or known deserve more than that and Pantene people that have, donated hair. I gives the wigs, so they take donaalways wanted to, but never really tions, and then donate wigs. Also, thought of it seriously. On a whim Locks of Love openly admits that basically, I said to my dad “How they sell extra hair, so it is no about I donate it?” and from there, guarantee that all of the hair will I just let my hair grow. be used, and if I am growing my hair (effortless) then cutting it and

Brenda before and after her big cut.

getting a whole new look (which is hard to accept) I want to make sure that everything I give will be used, at least as much as they possibly can. I have a soft spot for kids and I

want the idea that my organization getting my hair helps kids with cancer, who have lost a lot of hope, regain some of their flair for life by having hair back, or at least looking the part.

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Central Connecticut Health District celebrates 15th anniversary

The Central Connecticut Health District was honored by the Connecticut Department of Public Health on the occasion of its 15th anniversary. At her semi-annual statewide meeting with local directors of health on May 25, 2011, Commissioner Jewel Mullen presented a citation to the Board of Health and Director of Health Paul Hutcheon. The Health

District is one of 20 regional health departments in the state and was first established by the Towns of Wethersfield and Rocky Hill in June, 1996. It currently serves nearly 95,000 people in its member towns of Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield with a staff of 12. A board of health made upof appointees f rom each town

oversees the public health agency and its programs. Among the Health District’s wide range of services to the public it: licenses restaurants, spas and salons;provides seasonal flu and pneumonia shots; investigates outbreaks of disease; and runs a variety of health promotion and wellness programs for residents in each of its four From left, Director of Health Paul Hutcheon, Board Member Judy Sartucci member towns. of Rocky Hill and Commissioner of Public Health Dr. Jewel Mullen.

Bell elected to membership in American School B and Directors’ Assn. Kenneth Bell Jr., band director at Martin Kellogg Middle School, was elected to membership in the American School Band Directors’ Association Regional Conferences held recently at five locations in the United States. The ASBDA is a national organization composed of professionally trained, experienced directors and teachers of school bands whose purpose is to advance and improve music education of those students engaged in the study of band instruments. Directors are selected on the basis of their teaching experience, the success of their music programs, and the

recommendation of members of this prestigious organization. The association consists of approximately 1,000 band directors from the U.S. all of whom wish to cooperate with school administrative officials and educational organizations to provide a rewarding experience for each student of instrumental music. At the state, regional and national conventions, members have discussions, forums, panels, speakers, lectures, technique demonstrations, clinics and performances by outstanding bands all of which encourage the continued improvement and advancement of the school band

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Al’s Landscaping donates proceeds from sale to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center On June 18. Al’s Landscaping and Nursery held a sunflower sale to benefit Connecticut Children's Medical Center. So far they have collected about $1,000 for the kids. They still have plenty of sunflowers and will be accepting donations and toys through the month of July. Sunflowers are $5 each with all proceeds going to CCMC, plus anyone bringing a new unwrapped toy will get 10 percent off the purchase of any regular priced tree or shrub. To participate, or for more information, visit Al's Landscaping and Nursery, 204 Kelsey St., call (860) 667-1822 or visit www.

The Newington Art League concluded its spring session with a picnic, at which new officers for 2011-2012 were installed. Officers are: President, Pat Tanger; co-vice-presidents, Celestine Bernard and Ellen Schuman; Secretary, Pat Parente; Treasurer, Flo Dickie. Meetings, July 10, Sept 10 & Nov 11

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Martha’s Vineyard Newport “on your own” Baseball Hall of Fame Boston POPS & Brunch on board Cape Cod Railroad Concert only Aug 14 Saratoga Race Course—reserved seats Aug 17 Ground Zero & Yankee Stadium Tour new tour! Aug 20 Nantucket on board the “fast ferry” Aug 29-31 Atlantic City at Resorts $40 bonus, $20 food, 2-buffet coupons Sept 16-18 Atlantic City Weekend at the Hilton--$40 bonus! Sept 17 Brooklyn & The Bridge Sept 18 Newport “High Society” Sept 23-25 Niagara Falls 2 Br & 1 D overlooking the Falls Sept 24 Bourne Scallop Festival w/dinner Sept 25 Hudson Valley Garlic Festival & River Cruise Oct 1 New Hampshire Fall Foliage, cruise & dinner on the Turkey Train Oct 1-2 Baltimore Weekend at the Marriott 1-Br Oct 2 Cape Cod RR w/Brunch & Harbor Cruise Oct 8 & Dec 3 NY Food & Markets Tour Oct 8 Vermont Fall Foliage, steam train ride & lunch at Putney Inn Oct 8-10 Montreal Columbus Day Weekend 2Br & 1D Oct 8-10 Lancaster w/ “Joseph” 2Br & 2 D Oct 14-16 Nantucket Weekend 2-Br & 2-D Oct 22, 27 & 29 Salem “Haunted Happenings” Oct 21 Boston’s North End Markets Tour (includes food sampling) Nov 5 NYC Progressive Dinner (3-restaurants) Nov 11-13 Veteran’s Day Weekend in Washington, DC 2-Br & 1-D Nov 11-13 PA Holiday Shopping Extravaganza 2-Br & 2-D Nov 20-21 Atlantic City at the Trop $30 bonus, $10 food & buffet! Nov 24 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade & Dinner on Bateaux NY Parade only Nov 24-25 “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas”, Lancaster 1Br & 1D Dec 2-3 Boston POPS in Providence & Newport Holiday Dec 4 Newport Holiday at the Breakers Dec 4-5 Coastal Christmas Prelude, Kennebunkport 1Br & 1D Dec 4-5 Atlantic City & Radio City Christmas Show--optional Carmine’s $39 Dec 7-8 The Miracle of Christmas, Lancaster 1Br & 1D Dec 27-28 Atlantic City Holiday at the Hilton Dec 31-Jan 2, 2012 A Capital New Year’s Eve in Washington, DC dinner, show & dancing


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at which an artist demonstrates, will resume Sept. 14. Workshops for members continue Mondays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Tuesdays, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Art League located in Newington Town Hall. For information, call (860) 666-5026.

JUNE ART EXHIBIT Barbara Blain is the guest artist exhibiting her inspirational paintings of country scenes during the month of June at the Newington Senior & Disabled Center, 120 Cedar St. Viewing hours are 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. each weekday, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.


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Newington Salon presents check to support fight against MS

Emma Elizabeth Freeman, a Newington resident, has been chosen as a state finalist for the National American Miss Pageant. She will be participating in the Princess Division at the CoCo Keys Hotel in Danvers, MA from Aug. 25 to Aug. 27. Emma, 5, is the daughter of Jennifer Freeman. Her activities include dancing, cheerleading, and preparing for kindergarten. She also enjoys arts and crafts, making friends, and spending time with her family. Emma’s sponsors include At Your Service, Home Improvement, William and Jennifer Freeman, Pat and Marian Royce, Travis Ahearn, and the Decker Family. Pictured from left to right: Karen Butler, vice president of communications, National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter; Gianni DiDomenico, co-owner and lead stylist at Sculptures Salon; and Sculptures Salon stylists Kate Roy, Newington, and Kaitlin Thibodeau, Hartford.

chapter on additional projects to help raise awareness and funds to support the fight against multiple sclerosis. Sculptures Salon is located at 262 Brockett Street, just off of the Berlin Turnpike, in Newington. Other locations include Plainville and Southington. For more information, contact Sculptures Salon at 860-665-9806 or visit www. For more information on multiple sclerosis, its effects and the many ways to help, visit

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On Wednesday, June 8, Sculptures Salon co-owner and award-winning stylist Gianni DiDomenico presented a check for $1,000 to Karen Butler, vice president of communications with the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. The funds were raised at a red carpet reception held on April 30 to celebrate the state-of-the-art salon’s oneyear anniversary. “We are very grateful to Gianni and everyone at Sculptures Salon,” said Butler, who resides in Manchester. “The one-year anniversary reception was phenomenal — a huge success and a great celebration. It is encouraging when local businesses partner with us in support of people in Connecticut battling this lifealtering illness. Gianni and his team of esteemed stylists are making a real difference in their community and beyond.” Highlights of the April 30 reception included music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres by Cavos restaurant, of Newington, and a fashion show featuring models wearing the latest in trendy, couture hairstyles. The reception included a drawing for a “Day at Sculptures,” which featured salon services, round trip car service courtesy of Beverly Hills Limo and a selection of fine Italian, all natural liqueurs from Peel. DiDomenico, Berlin, and his business partner and co-owner John Formato, Newington, both committed to community outreach, are collaborating with the

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AT THE LIBRARY 12 will earn prizes and prize tickets for every five books (up to 15) they read throughout the summer to use in the grand prize drawings at the teen finale on Aug. 26. Teens will earn one extra prize ticket at every program they attend!

dessert will be served at One World, Many 5:30 p.m. Show begins at Thursdays, June 30 at 6:30 6:15 p.m. Reservations and Stories! Help us kick off p.m. Join us for stories and $5 payment will be taken in a global summer of reading songs for the whole family. person only in the Children’s for children! Sign up for No registration necessary. Department at the LRWL. this year’s online summer reading program and earn Mystery Dinner Novel Destinations prizes for reading 20 minTheatre — One World, Adult readers will earn a utes a day. prize giveaway ticket for each One Mystery! Tuesday, June 28, 5:30 to book they read or listen to, Teen Creative 7 p.m. Dinner and Show, which will be entered into Writing Group Tuesday, June 28, 3:30 to $5 weekly drawings for speA valuable world globe cial gift baskets. All tickets 4:30 p.m. For grades 6 to 12. goes missing! Three inter- collected throughout the national visitors are among summer will be entered into Calling all teen writers Detective Sam Case’s sus- the grand prize drawings to including budding graphic novelists! Come explore pects. Children ages 5 to 10 be held on Aug. 19. your creative ideas. We’ll do will help the Marshmallow You Are Here @ Your writing prompts and exerMasquers solve this Sam cises, share our ideas and Case Mystery. Pizza, pasta, Library Teens in grades 7 through stories, and give and receive chicken tenders, drinks and

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Stories are an essential part of owning a great classic car Photos by Chris Richie

More stories: 1970 GTO Judge Owner Scott Conley This gem was previously owned by pro baseball player Jason Kendall of the Pirates. Conley is an avid classic car collector and this is his 47th car, family tradition. Conley bought this car on e-Bay two years ago. The car came with Kendall’s rookie ball and bat, uniform and even an original box of Kendall Krunch Cereal. The car is in it original condition and has all original paperwork. Conley took a 1st place trophy at a Wallingford show a few weeks ago. Conley loves showing his car at all Connecticut car shows and cruise nights.

Joey Garcia with his Chevy Impala low rider.

^ The story:

1971 Chevy Impala, low rider Owners, Joey and Nancy Garcia of Newington When Joey first bought his Impala 21 years ago, he took the car to Cruise Branford a couple days later. They put him in the wrong class — modified instead of low rider. Since then, Joey ha slowly made changes to his car and brings the car to as many shows as possible just for the love of showing. He loves the atmosphere of these cars shows. The specs: Seventh set-up of hydraulics, original interior, motor redone, chain steering wheel.

Bob Zysk of Newington sits in his 1955 Buick Super. Zysk recently drove his daughter to prom in the classic ride.

^ The story:

1955 Buick Super 4d Sedan Owner, Bob Zysk Bob bought the car in 1990 for $650. When first saw car, although it was in extremely rough shape from being stored and had raccoons living in it, it was love at first sight. He saw the frame was good and just could not pass on buying this car for a steal of $650. It’s taken Zysk 16 years but the car is finally restored and Zysk loves showing it at street shows like Cruise Newington.

1957 Chevy Bel-Air Owner, Tony B Tony has owned this car for the past three years. This is a dream car for him as he has always wanted one since he was a young teenager. He is slowly restoring the car. He won an award at Cruise Newington. A 1952 Mercury Monterey.

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calendar REMINDER TO ALL DOG OWNERS OF NEWINGTON: All new dog licenses are to be purchased before June 30 per Connecticut State Statutes. JULY 4 CLOSINGS: Newington Town Hall, Lucy Robbins Welles Library, and other municipal facilities will be closed Monday, July 4, 2011, in observance of Independence Day. Curbside refuse and recyclables collections scheduled for the week of July 4-8 will be delayed by one day. The landfill is open Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. GUEST PASTOR: The Rev. John J. Sansone will serve the Church of the Infinite Spirit located in The Masonic Hall, 80 Walsh Ave. at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 26. For more information, call (860) 646-5976. NEWINGTON WATERFALL FESTIVAL: The Newington Waterfall Festival has spaces available for the following areas: food vendors, crafters/informational. Contact Val Ginn at (860) 5710084, (h) for further information. The 8th Annual Newington Waterfall Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. (Raindate, Oct. 1) on Market Square. Check out the website, The festival committees are in need of crafters, food vendors, vendors, Sponsors, Chalkwalk artists. Event date is Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Market Square (raindate 10 a.m to 1 p.m.) Contact Val Ginn at (860) 5710084 for further information. BASEBALL GAME: St. Mary Women’s Club will sponsor a bus trip to the Boston Red Sox-Tampa Bay Rays game at Fenway Park Sunday, Sept. 18. The cost is $105 per person. For further information and to make reservations, contact Kim Breton at breton2@cox.

net or by calling her after 5 p.m. at (860) 666-8873. SUMMER CARNIVAL: The Summer Carnival will be Thursday, July 14, (5 to 10 p.m.); Friday, July 15 (5 to 10 p.m.); Saturday, July 16, (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.) at Mill Pond Park. Purchase a wristband and enjoy unlimited rides all day! The wristband price is as follows: Thursday $15, Friday $20 and Saturday $20. The Concert in the Park will take place Friday, July 15, at 6 pm. This is one night you won’t want to miss! Local bands will perform on the eve of Extravaganza at Mill Pond Park. Admission to the concert is free and open to all ages! All attendees in the beverage garden must be 21 or older. Join us at Mill Pond Park Saturday, July 1, to celebrate Newington and all it has to offer at the 30th Annual Extravaganza! Enjoy food games, rides, arts and crafts exhibits an. Admission and parking are free, so bring the whole family to this all-day event. The event will conclude with a spectacular evening fireworks display over Mill Pond Park. Visit the Web at or call the Parks and Recreation office at (860) 665-8666 if you are interested in making a donation or becoming a sponsor, vendor or for more information. Grace Episcopal Church in Newington will provide a free comfort station for parents and their children during the Newington Extravaganza in Mill Pond Park on July 16th from 9AM to 4PM. Please stop by and enjoy free cold bottled water, seating in the shade, changing tables and free crafts for the kids. Contact Denise Hack at 860-6663297 with questions or for more information. NEWINGTON PARKS AND RECREATION RED SOX BUS TRIP: The Newington Parks & Recreation Department has organized a bus trip to Fenway Park Tuesday, July 26, for a

7:05 p.m. game at Fenway. The Red Sox will be playing the Kansas City Royals with seats located in the Right Field Box. Maximum of 54 tickets are available. The cost is $90 per person. This cost includes round trip transportation leaving the Newington Police Department parking lot at 4 p.m. The bus departs Boston ½ hour after the game. Registration is required. For more information, call (860) 665-8666. THIS WEEKEND AT LAKE COMPOUNCE: Saturday, June 25, 2011 Early Waterpark Admission for Season Pass Holders. Splash Harbor Waterpark will open 1 hour early, at 11:00 A.M. for season pass holders only, on Saturday, June 25th. You can grab your favorite chair by the water, cop a squat in the shade, or camp out near Harborside Pizza, and start your water fun early! Season pass holders are instructed to see park employees located at both waterpark entrances, upon arrival, for details. Season passes are available at a reduced price of $69.99 for a limited time. All tickets and season passes may be purchased by visiting Sunday, June 26, 2011 Lake Compounce Hosts Autism Awareness Day - Volunteers from Autism Speaks will be on hand providing early detection information as well as support for families affected by Autism. A portion of the proceeds from this day will benefit Autism Speaks. The Nesquik® Bunny will also make an appearance, great for high fives and photo ops. Regular admission price for the 2011 season is $35.99. Junior admission, which is for guests under 52 inches tall, is $25.99. Senior admission, for ages 61 and up, will be $17.99. Children 3 years of age and younger are admitted free. Season passes available at a reduced price of $69.99 for a limited time. All tickets and season passes may be purchased by visiting www.


Human Services needs your help! SAVE THE DATES! We will be collecting new and gently used fall back-to-school clothing and footwear and *new back-packs/school supplies* for eligible Newington households. Items for pre-school through high school age may be brought to Human Services weekdays (8:30-4:30), during July and August. Evening drop offs are also available July 11, July 25, and August 8 until 6:30 p.m. We ask that all clothing items be clean, not in need of repair and current styles. We would greatly appreciate items on hangers and having

them sorted by size and gender, whenever possible. New packages of socks are also needed. DROP OFF: Human Services, Town Hall, 131 Cedar Street * We ask that back packs & school supplies be brought in by Friday, August 5th, to give us time to distribute before school begins. For more information and/or to volunteer with this project, please contact Karen Futoma, Human Services Coordinator via email or (860) 665-8596.

Concerts at the Gazebo

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Ticket To Ride “The Complete Beatles Show”

Newington Parks & Recreation will presents Concerts at the Gazebo, sponsored by Data-Mail, Inc. The line-up for the concerts is as follows:

Thursday, July 21 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. California Dreamers “Family Friendly Show Recreates Music of the ’60s”

Thursday, June 23 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Red Satin 12-piece group “Great Music, Fantastic Vocals, Outstanding Musicians”

Thursday, July 28 6:30 to 8:30pm Simply Swing “10-piece swing orchestra”

Thursday, June 30 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Sounds of Frank “A musical and Vocal Duo” Thursday, July 7

In case of rain, concerts will be held at the Town Hall Auditorium, 131 Cedar St., Newington.The 24hour Program Information Line is (860) 665-8686. All questions can be directed to the Newington Parks & Recreation office at (860) 665-8666.

Health District announces start of mosquito testing program

The Central Connecticut Health District will announce the resumption of mosquito monitoring by the Connecticut Mosquito Management Program. As in previous years, mosquitoes will be collected around the state to detect the presence of viruses that can cause illness in people, such as West Nile Virus (WNV) and eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). The mosquito trapping and testing program, coordinated by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, began May 31. As in the past several years, mosquitoes will be trapped and tested from 91 trap sites in 72 municipalities around the state. Two of those sites are within the Central CT Health

District, one in Newington and the other in Wethersfield. In 2010, eleven Connecticut residents were identified with WNV infections, fortunately no deaths were reported. To minimize the risk of acquiring a mosquito-borne illness, residents are urged to take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. These steps include the following personal protection and environmental measures: Avoid outdoor activities one hour before and one hour after dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active. Wear long sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors; it is especially important to cover the arms and legs of children. No product containing DEET should be used on infants less than 2 months old. Cover babies’ playpens and carriages with mosquito netting when outdoors. Avoid camping near fresh water swamps and use mosquito netting in tents. Stay indoors when mosquitoes are numerous. Eliminate sources of standing water such

as stagnant ponds, ditches, flower pots and old tires, as mosquito only needs a few tablespoons of water to lay eggs. Drain children’s pools, clean clogged gutters, and flush birdbaths and fountains once or twice a week. Dispose of tin cans, plastic containers, and any similar containers that have accumulated on your property, and drill holes in the bottoms of recycling and garbage containers that are left outside. Make sure your property is graded properly and has adequate drainage. Look for places where rainwater collects and fill all holes and depressions. Mosquitoes will breed in any puddle that lasts more than 4 days. Store boats, wheelbarrows, and containers upside down. If you have a pond, be sure it is aerated or stocked with fish such as goldfish and minnows, which eat mosquito larvae. Patch holes in screens and make sure screens are tightly attached to doors and windows. Use low toxicity insecticides and always follow the directions on the products. When

applying sprays, be sure to keep the wind at your back, carry the spray away from you, and avoid personal contact with it and excessive inhalation of spray materials. Place bat houses on your property. Anyone with questions or concerns about mosquito control, WNV, or any public health issue may contact the Central Connecticut Health District, celebrating 15 years of community service, at (860721-2822) or The Connecticut Department of Public Health at Brochures about mosquito control and West Nile Virus also are available from the Central CT Health District. Additional information about mosquito control can also be obtained from the CT Department of Environmental Protection at, the CT Agricultural Experiment Station at, and the CT Dept. of Agriculture at doag. Inquiries about pesticide-related subjects are handled through the National Pesticide Information Center at 1-800-858-7378.

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2011 Boys Golf Tournament CCC Championship STANLEY GOLF COURSE, NEW BRITAIN - DATE: June 2, 2011 PAR 72 / 6,107 YARDS TEAM SCORES 8 NEWINGTON 330 INDIVIDUALS


ALL CONFERENCE 2011 SELECTIONS SOFTBALL WEST Division Newington - Stephanie Sales, Lauren Tosi

BASEBALL WEST Division Newington - Cole Bryant, Tyler Barrett BOYS TENNIS WEST Division Newington - Matthew Dean BOYS VOLLEYBALL SOUTH Division Newington – Reed Feery, Derek Dempsey, Glenn Johnson, Ian Aprea, Taylor Gallicchio GIRLS TENNIS WEST Division Newington - Bianka Horvath, Riya Abraham

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GIRLS OUTDOOR TRACK WEST Division Newington, Danielle Forrest, Mitzie Martin, Nicole Knapp, Ashley Westman, Kaylie McNally, Hannah Zydanowicz BOYS OUTDOOR TRACK WEST Division Newington - Bair, Ronald; Murphy, Patrick GIRLS LACROSSE SOUTH Division Newington – Abby Barnicle BOYS LACROSSE EAST Division Newington: Drew Weyman, Nate St.Pierre

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Newington Mustangs go to 2-1 for the season

The Newington Mustangs went into the second game of the young season with a high spirit on June 18 at Legends Field in Newington. They finished with a drained and frustrated feeling, as the Colchester Dirtbags, whom the Mustangs eliminated in last season’s playoffs, held them down to 2 hits and one run, in a 9-1 loss, evening up the Mustangs to a 1-1 record. Alex Jackson, who came on in relief in the 3rd inning and pitched very well in his first outing this season, limiting them to 5 hits over the final 5 innings. “A.J. came in and did a nice job in holding down Colchester after they opened up a big early lead”, said manager Ron Manzione. The Mustangs went on to play Cromwell again on June 21, this time at Cromwell Middle School. Sean Harrison got the start and went 5 innings, striking out 6 and walking only 3, but he ran into trouble in the 3rd inning, allowing

4 runs and 6 hits. “Sean had really good control but got victimized by some pitches that he left over the plate and was smacked around a bit”, said Ron Manzione. “He did come back and settle down after that. I was proud of his effort”, he added. On the offensive side, the Mustangs collected 9 hits, some perfectly placed, and scored 10 runs in the close victory. There were 9 different players with one hit, with Andrew Gotowala having 3 RBI and Jonah Sanchez collecting 2 RBI in the 10-9 victory. The game was a see-saw battle until the 7th, when Mike Snyder and Nick Aconfora started the inning with singles, Mike Giordano collected his 3rd walk and Trevor Collosa drove in one run with a bases loaded infield hit to the pitcher, who threw the ball wildly home which allowed Nick to score. The bottom of the 7th was as

wild and crazy as you could get, with Cromwell loading the bases with no outs off relief pitcher Phil Cocce. On a 2-2 count to the batter, the pitch was a ball and the batter started for first, and the other baserunners also started to advance a base, but quick thinking by the infielders got one out at third base, but one run scored. The batter had to return to the plate where he was struck out by Cocce. The next batter lined one to second where Sanchez made a leaping catch to end the game. “That’s one I’ve never seen before”, said Manzione. “ It was like they were all stealing in slow motion, but noone knew where to go at first. Luckily we got one out and Phil pitched out of it”, Manzione added. The Mustangs improve to 2-1 and are scheduled to face South Meriden at Legends Field this Saturday June 25 at 1 p.m.

GIRLS GOLF EAST Division Newington – Krista Ellis, Jin Chang, Courtney Oushana





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BED: All new, still in plastic. NEW BRITAIN: Duplex, Berlin BRISTOL: 1 BR apt. Appl, BRISTOL - Fed Hill. 2 & 3 BR, BRISTOL Extra thick queen pillow-top line, 5 rms, 1 mo. sec. req’d. ht/hw incld, $660/mo. No elec ht, lg LR, $775 & $875. SPECIAL: 1st mo 1/2 price mattress set, $295. No pets. Quiet. Prkg. Avail. Don 203-581-1618. pets. 860-589-1533. Sec dep: $740. Remodeled 2 King set, $395. Can deliver. now. Close to 84 & 15. Bdrms. Fully carpeted & ap(860) 298-9732. $550/mo. Call 860-829-1229 BRISTOL: 1 BR, Sixth St., w/d BRISTOL: remodeled 3 rm plianced, from $740. hkups. Storage, pkg. $575 & apt, 2nd flr, $650/mo. Near ESPN. No fees. NEW BRITAIN - Extremely lg 645 GENERAL sec dep. NS. 860-582-9723. 860-582-1994 881 WANTED TO BUY Pine Brook Terrace 3 or 4 BR, completely renoHELP WANTED 585-0286 vated. W/d hkps, cats OK. BRISTOL: 3 br, 5 rms, 2nd flr, BRISTOL: Single fam., 3 br, $1,050, cold flat. 860-803-1286 remld. W/D hkup, prkg. No poss 4, 2 car gar, also 1 or NEW ENGLAND SCAFFOLD- ALWAYS BUYING - Vintage pets. Sec. 860-628-6773. 2 br, w/d hkp, 860-302-6717. NEW BRITAIN: 2 BR, $725. electronics, Ham, CB, Clean, quiet. Lndry. Now avail. NEW BRITAIN: Move-in ING: Hiring SCAFFOLD Renting an apartment? Every week, we bring Special. $600. Heat & hot shortwave, radios, guitars, Police rpt. Dep. 203-630-6999. ERECTORS. No Exp -Will Call buyers and sellers, water included. Call for deamps, hi-fi audio, watches. Train, Full Time, Benefits, Classifieds at employers and employees, tails, 203-639-8271 860-707-9350. NEW BRITAIN - 2nd FL, 3 BR. Valid Drivers License Relandlords and tenants 231-2444 Off-st pkg for 1 car. $800 + quired. Having a tag sale? Having a tag sale? together. sec + util. 860-839-4331. Accepting applications Don’t forget to advertise Don’t forget to advertise Selling your home? You can rely on Tues 6/28 11am-4pm it with a fast-acting it with a fast-acting Call Classified Ads NEW BRITAIN:4 rms w/heat & Please apply at: 522 Cottage Classified Classified Classifieds at to get results. gas. $750 mo. Clinic Dr. Grove Road, Bldg F, Bloomto let everyone know! to let everyone know! 231-2444 231-2444 860-229-5569/860-604-0133. Call 231-2444 Call 231-2444 field, CT 06002


Old Tools Wanted

Always Buying old, used and antique hand tools, carpentry, machinist, engraving & workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers made in your home. Please call Cory

860 - 613 - 1108 Do want ads work? Do mice like cheese? Call 231-2444. Do want ads work? Do mice like cheese? Call 231-2444.

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Summer Guitar Lessons







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Pete Cocolla, 860-463-2734 Certified Teaching Specialist

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Chimney Repair Specialist





Servicing All Your Masonry Needs |


• Quality Craftsmanship • Dependable Service • Reasonable Rates • Free Estimates Fully Insured




Cathleen B. Hall

23 Fern Street, Rocky Hill, CT

860-978-0190 • 860-721-7274

Dan Messina


REALTORS Broker, G.R.I. SRES 860-666-5656 X156 (Office)

Softball Pitching Lessons • Emphasis on fundamentals • Grandfather with passion for the game • Call 860-828-6007 or 860-828-4726


Connecticut Realty

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Why go anywhere else for auto, home and commercial insurance?

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Enjoyable, Successful Instruction Individual Programs, Rapid Progress Learn Your Favorite Songs


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Guitar and Bass Lessons Children & Adults

Insured/Licensed - 30 Years Experience




AND ALSO REPAIR EXISTING ATTIC FANS • Cool your attic and living quarters with one fan REDUCE THE system • We also modify existing NEED FOR COSTLY attic louvers if not adAIR CONDITIONING! equate, so your fan has proper exhaust


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TREE SERVICE Systemic Micro-Injection Fertilization

Spraying B-0567

GRAVER’S TREE CARE Tree Removals • Pruning • Storm Damage Stump Removals • Shrub Pruning

860-563-6581 Wethersfield

Bruce Graver – Licensed Tree Surgeon – Certified Arborist

TREE SERVICE Total Tree Service & Landscaping, LLC anup & SPRING Cle ance en nt ai Lawn M cial & Commer tial Residen


To Advertise on these pages call the Classified

75 foot Bucket Truck


860-529-8389 • 860-538-0980



Registration #608808

Fully Insured


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


JP BACHHAND 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


LEN & JEFF SHALLER - Fix leaky showers. Regrouting in tubs. Bath, kitchen tile installed. 37 years experience. Neat, expert workmanship. Repairs a specialty. Call 242-5805

CLEANING SERVICES 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 HOUSE, CONDO, OFFICE CLEANING - Polish/English speaking lady with many years of experience.

References upon request. Please call Ela at 860-348-0234


NDC ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING - All aspects of electrica work, additions, new homes, renovations, pools, hot-tubs, etc. Main service up-graes from fuses to circuit breakers. Fast, quality workmanship. Nick 860-665-7202. CT Lic #E1-180139


TOP JOB PAINTING - Complete prep work, interior and exterior painting, insured, free estimates. CT LIC: #HIC0621244. 23 Fern St., Rocky Hill. 860-978-0190, 860-721-7274.


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.


DEMAIO PLUMBING & HEATING, LLC - Free estimates. We specialize in bathroom & kitchen remodeling, new additions and new houses. Water heaters, zoned heat & more. We also specialize in high efficiency boilers and all types of heating and hot water systems. We install radiant heat, new or additions. Fully licensed and insured. Call Rick at 860-342-3365.


FULL SERVICE REMODELING - Windows, bathrooms and kitchens. All interior and exterior home or business remodeling and handyman service. You name it - I’ve done it! Excellent references and competitive rates with over 10 years experience. BBB Accredited. Call Mike 860-690-6505 or Kris 860-348-076 today for your free estimate. Fully insured and licensed. Lic #565969.


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.


TOTAL TREE SERVICE & LANDSCAPING, LLC Fall Cleanup & Lawn Maintenenace. Commerical & Residential. 75 ft. bucket truck. Chipper, firewood, land clearing, stump grinding, tree removal. Registration #608808. Fully insured. 860-529-8389 or 860-538-0980.

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