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One of the several dozen cats available for adoption at the Connecticut Humane Society on Russell Road peers out of its enclosure. The shelter takes in several cats per day. See story and photos, Pages 2-3.
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NEWINGTON — Town officials have confirmed that two long-planned cell phone towers in Newington will not be built. One tower was proposed for Anna Reynolds School on Reservoir Road and another for Churchill Park on Main Street. The Anna Reynolds tower had received town approval but is no longer being built due to economic constraints, according to Town Manager John Salomone. Concerns expressed by Town Council members and the public over the Churchill Park location halted planning there. “I could imagine, given the economy, why the company decided not to go forth with it,” Town Councilor David Nagel said of the Anna Reynolds tower. Newington police had discussed the Anna Reynolds tower with builder Omnipoint Communications to increase service coverage along Route 9, to Westfarms Mall and into West Hartford. According to Anna Reynolds’ website, “Due to changes in market conditions involving the cell phone service carriers who planned to use the proposed
cell phone tower on the Anna Reynolds property, the project does not presently appear to be moving forward.” But the statement on the website also added,“However,because the proposal was approved by both the Board of Education and Town Council, the project could move forward at a later date if market conditions should change again.” The company would have paid the town about $25,000 a year to rent the property. “It was a business opportunity and ultimately a good thing for the town,” Salomone said, “but of course there’s some diversity of opinion on cell towers in general.” Salomone doesn’t think it’s likely that a tower will be approved for the school because of the opposition to it. “At this point we’re not going forward at all and I highly doubt that it will happen in the future,” he said. A number of other cell phone towers already exist in town, including one at Newington High School. “They were interested in that area because it is near Route 9 so there’s always more demand for coverage there,” Salomone said, “but generally the town has pretty good coverage.”
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A good-faith attitude at the Connecticut Humane Society By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER
The Newington branch of the Connecticut Humane Society is always the busiest out of the three locations, with even more responsibilities now due to the impact of Tropical Storm Irene. The power in their Westport shelter went off this week, so Newington took in all of the Westport dogs, while the Waterford shelter took the cats from the shoreline town. They did not see a real increase in animals because of people displaced in the storm, but they expect Westport may take in some more in the near future. “The Governor and state did a good job in preparing communities with what to do about their pets before the hurricane,” said District Manager Allison Smith. They also responded to Hurricane Katrina to help the people and pets of New Orleans, La. in 2005. What most people don’t know is that the non-profit Connecticut Humane Society, which has been operating for 130 years and cares for between 6,500 and 7,000 animals per year is not affiliated with the Humane Society at a national level. All
of the animal shelters, clinics and centers around the country are independently-owned and operated. Newington is particularly special because it houses the Connecticut Humane Society’s administrative offices, along with a shelter and the Fox Memorial Clinic. The Humane Society opened in 1999 at 701 Russell Road and serves domestic cats, dogs, small rodents, ferrets, guinea pigs, rabbits, small birds and the occasional reptile. Waterford sometimes handles farm livestock and even had a rooster at one point. About 10 cats and five dogs are surrendered to the Newington shelter on any given day. Smith wants to make it clear that the staff doesn’t judge those who surrender their pets because of difficult circumstances. “We believe you’re being very responsible when coming to a shelter rather than abandoning an animal,” says Alicia Wright, director of Public Relations. They do ask people to give an $80 donation per animal they drop off; however, because they spay and neuter, insert a micro-chip for identification, give age-appropriate vaccines and care for animals until adopted. Dogs
Sarah Johnson | Staff
Doris Lipetz and Mike Berch talk about Sophies therapy duties and Mikes other dog Toby, who is beginning to take on duties.
are adopted on average in about 11 days, while the cat adoption rate is usually 21 to 28 days. And almost two-thirds of the society’s 450 volunteers work out of Newington to care for all of these animals, including Glastonbury resident and 11-year
volunteer Mike Berch. He and his miniature pinscher Sophie, 13, facilitate the pet therapy program. “We go to different retirement and handicapped facilities, convalescent homes and hospitals to help people,” says Berch. The Seabury Retirement Community in Bloomfield, which cares for patients with Alzheimer’s Disease is one of these. “The patients remember Sophie’s name, even those that don’t remember their own name!” exclaimed Berch. “They’ve checked peoples’ blood
pressure before and after visits, and it actually goes down.” Another dedicated volunteer is Plantsville resident Doris Lipetz, who is a dog-walker and also participates in the Shelter Dog Training program, which instills better behavior in shelter animals. She has put in 275 hours in the past year. “It’s important to give the shelter dogs mental stimulation,” she says, “I like dogs better than I like people.” Practice Manager Joanne See HUMANE, Page 3
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Sophie the 13-year-old miniature pinscher lies in the sun and watches some other dogs being walked in the parking lot.
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Humane Society offers more than adoptions Continued from Page 2
Freeman directs the medical staff at the on-site Fox Memorial Clinic with Dr. William Bryant, the Connecticut Humane Society’s chief veterinarian. The clinic offers low-cost spaying, neutering and vaccination services to the public, along with affordable medical services for those in financial need, like the treatment of skin and ear problems and the removal of growths from pets. “Hopefully, people won’t need us for the life of their pet,” said Sarah Johnson | Staff Freeman. “We hope they find A Shiba Inu mix up for adoption takes a walk with a volunteer. another vet because we serve hundreds of thousands of animals know that the Fox Clinic is not of presumed good faith — people every year.” It’s also important to an emergency facility and they do come here because they want to do not serve walk-ins. “We’ll stabi- the right thing.” lize an animal and then send you This weekend until Sunday they to an animal hospital,” continued are offering a decreased cat adopFreeman. tion fee of $20 for cats 3 to 5 years To donate to the Connecticut old and $5 for those 5 and older. “The Connecticut Humane Humane Society, visit their website at cthumane.org and sign up Society is the leading resource for their mailing list, organize a in the state for companion anifundraiser, or bring unopened, mal welfare; enriching the lives unexpired cans of pet food to their of families and communities food pantry. “Or adopt an animal,” through adoption services, medical says Smith. They also have the care, education, and prevention of Foster Care Network, for fami- cruelty.” lies to take in pets that aren’t yet Sarah Johnson | Staff adoptable while the clinic cares District Manager Allison Smith talks for their veterinary needs. “When about the sense of satisfaction she gets from helping families adopt you take in a new puppy, you need and even surrender animals. The to anticipate spending $1,500 to surrender process, she says, can be $2,000 a year on their needs,” she rewarding because youre helping added. “We like to take the stance someone in a hard situation.
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CORRECTIONS Mayor Mike Lenares kickoff event for his re-election campaign was not held at the Public Market as was stated on Page 9 of the Newington Town Crier last week. It was held at the Hidden Vine Wine Bar & Lounge in Newingtons Market Square, hosted by Owner Sal Motta. A letter to the editor in the Aug. 26 Letters section was headlined with a quote from the writer. The quote was actually a paraphrase, and did not appear in the letter.
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Newington author publishes book on Haiti By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER
The earthquake that Connecticut residents barely felt last week was nothing compared to the widespread devastation caused by the quake that hit Haiti in 2010, the subject of a Newington resident’s recentlypublished book. Author of “Haiti: After the Shock,” Marc-Yves Regis is originally from Port au Prince, Haiti, a place racked with political violence and human rights struggles. Although he moved to the United States in 1984, his intrinsic connection with his birthplace has brought him to publish four books and return there to work at Camp Hispaniola, a summer camp he founded and directs. “Haiti: After the Shock” is a collection of poetry in English and Creole that also features stories recounting the earthquake, written by 10 children from Camp Hispaniola who were present during the disaster. Regis just returned from the camp last week, where more than 300 children from Haiti
and the Dominican Republic have the opportunity to do art, dance and play soccer, baseball and basketball while receiving hearty meals, personal products, T-shirts and backpacks. The camp is basically free for Haitian and Dominican children ages 6 through 12, on a first-come-first-serve basis. These efforts are funded in part by Regis, but also by a number of churches, including one in Connecticut — St. Ann’s Episcopal Church in Old Lyme, who prepares their daily curriculum. Regis also co-founded Arm2Arm, a non-profit organization providing financial, medical and humanitarian support for Haitians working as slave laborers at the sugarcane plantations in the Dominican Republic. Also an award-winning photo-journalist, Regis and wife Frankye, also an author, settled in Newington 14 years ago. Regis took a job at the Hartford Courant after working for the Miami Herald in Florida. His photographs were on exhibit at the Otis Library in Norwich through August, where he often
speaks on his experiences. The philanthropist has also written “Haiti through My Eyes, poetry about his birthcountry, “The Deadly Road to Democracy,” a first-person account of the political violence in Haiti, and two photographic novels titled “Two Good Feet,” about Haitian children with physical difficulties and “When Freedom Comes,” about the poor Haitian plantation laborers. Regis represented the library as part of the Connecticut Authors Trail, a program hosted by 17 Connecticut libraries for accomplished local authors to share their stories and books with the public. The program was held at Mohegan Sun Casino for the past month and the finale, featuring all 27 authors, is Sept. 22. Copies of his book “Haiti: After the Shock,” published by Down Home Publishing of Newington, are available through Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble stores, or on his website. Photo by Marc-Yves Regis II For more information on Regis, Marc-Yves Regis I, author and poet, poses with his book Haiti after the Shock. to make a donation or purchase his book, visit Marcregis.com and camphispaniola.org.
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AT THE LIBRARY Free goody bag Calling all children from birth through grade 8 who live in Newington! Come to the Children’s Department anytime through Sept. 30 to sign up for a library card and receive a free goody bag (new registrants only). Annual meeting The Library Board of Trustees invites all Newington residents to attend this year’s meeting Monday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. There will be a brief business meeting and the board will recognize the Friends’ 50th Anniversary Committee, Carol Miller-Pekrul, Kerry Lurate and the Newington Amateur Radio League. Florence K. Wood will be inducted into the Legacy Society.
which we can examine the experience of soldiers and civilians. This program is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Connecticut Civil War Commission. Sleepytime for the garden Thursday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m. Sarah Bailey is a certified advanced master gardener and a Connecticut accredited nursery professional. Along with being the Hartford County Coordinator for the UConn Extension Master Gardener program, Bailey is staff horticulturist for an area landscape management company and maintains several private gardens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
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the Adult Information Desk. Online job search tips Monday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m. Dr. Marcia LaReau, motivational speaker and president of Forward Motion, will demonstrate how to find job opportunities with a specific online process. LaReau will walk participants through each step of finding employment opportunities. Participants will learn two key principles of online searching and see them in action. Attendees will leave fully prepared to conduct an efficient and effective job search. Registration is required for this program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Library Card Sign-Up Month! Calling all children from birth through grade 8 who live in Newington! Come to the Children’s Department anytime through Sept. 30 to sign up for a library card and receive a free goody bag (new registrants only). Play With Us — New Playgroup Tuesday, Sept. 6, 10:15 to 11:30
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‘round. No registration necessary. Play For All! Saturday, Sept. 10, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Come join us for a special needs playgroup that gives parents the opportunity to talk, support and encourage each other, while allowing their children time to play and socialize together. Co-sponsored by Newington UNICO.
Stories and Art Tuesday, Sept. 13, noon — Children ages 2 to 4 and their caregivers are invited to a special storytime involving stories, songs and cool artwork! Join the fun by calling the Children’s Department at (860) 665Just a Story and a Song! New 8720 to register. Sponsored by Program Wednesday, Sept. 7, the Friends of the Library. 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Join us for a 30-minute all ages storytime. Wonders of Air Tuesday, Sept. We’ll enjoy a story (or two) and 13, 3:45 p.m. What’s so wondera song (or two) to welcome in ful about air? We’ll do air experithe morning. No registration re- ments and answer that question. Children in grades 1 to 4 may quired. call the Children’s Department Family Storytime Thursday, Sept. at (860) 665-8720 to register. 8, 6:30 p.m. Stories, songs and Sponsored by the Friends of the more for the whole family all year Library.
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STEPHEN WOODS, DEMOCRAT, FOR MAYOR Stephen Woods, 57, is a lifetime Newington resident and has served on the Board of Education for the last 16 years; now he’s seeking the position of mayor. “I’ve done a good job of bringing people together and I can actually help the town through what I think is going to be a difficult time over the next several years,” says Woods. He doesn’t think that economic times are going to improve quickly, but acknowledges Newington has positioned itself to be in good shape despite. “It’s not going to be an easy jobthere’s going to be some things that we can’t do over the next several years that we’d like to do,” says Woods, “but there was a Stephen Woods lot of foresight in putting things together; we have done a good job in not overextending ourselves and still supplying the services the taxpayers expect.” Woods is confident that he has what it takes to continue moving Newington in the right direction, and he credits this to his eight terms of experience on the Board of Ed. “It’s the leadership skills I bring to the table and the capability of bringing people of different viewpoints together,” he says, “I think I’ve been very successful at that.” Woods is vice president of Stonehedge Landscaping in Newington, a family business run by he and his brother for the last 40 years. “We employ roughly 26 people year-round and 15 to 20 people seasonally,” he describes. “Fifty-two families earn their livelihood through this business.” Many more families will be depending
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Mayor Mike Lenares on him if Woods is elected Profiles BY ERICA SCHMITT is running for a second mayor in the November STAFF WRITER term in this November’s election, and his priority town election for his is to maintain the level of Editor’s note: hometown of Newington. services to ensure qualAs the November 2011 elecHe’s been mayor for about ity of life for them. This tions approach, the Newington eight months, since forincludes renewing vacant Town Crier will run a series mer Mayor Jeff Wright properties so unused of campaign profiles on canresigned and left town for stores can be filled. “We didates running for Mayor, Texas. have several vacant parcels the Board of Education, Town “I want to continue through town that are still Council and Constable. the good things we’ve got on the tax rolls but are The Newington Town Crier going on,” says Lenares. not serving the commuwill make every effort to run “My main focus is the revinity,” says Woods. “One of opposing party candidates sidetalization of the National these is in the plaza where by-side but may not always Welding site.” Lenares Food Mart used to be. It’s have this opportunity. would like to see some an empty shopping center The Newington Town Crier commercial development and a key part that really does not endorse any specific on the site — possibly needs to be worked on.” political party. retail shops or professional His other issue is with the planned busway. “I don’t office space. understand where the ridThe mayor is also concentrating on the revitalization of Market ership will come from unless they develop Square, now underway. the busway with housing,” he says, “but He and the rest of the Town Council then there would have to be additional are in the process of establishing a new schools for the children, which is a major committee as well — the Committee for expense.” Blighted Property. “We’re just forming,” he Also important to Woods is rebuilding says. “Our biggest blighted property is that trust between the Board of Ed and the National Welding site. We need to secure Council. “I have a lot of experience on the some grant money, get it knocked down Board and I will bring that to the Council and redevelop the whole site.” side and offer a different perspective.” So what makes Lenares qualified for the So what is his contention on Cedar job? His full-time job is running Lenares Mountain? He is entertaining the idea that the town will consider purchasing the Landscaping with his wife, Tina. “When you own your own business you’re a little property Toll Brothers wants to develop. more flexible,” he says of finding the time “I understand how there’s a large continto be mayor. And he doesn’t have any hidgency of people that want to save it,” says den agendas or believe in party politics, Woods, “I think it’s an excellent idea but it evidenced by his electing Democrat councosts money; if I was elected I would get cilman Scott McBride to be deputy mayor. to the voters in a referendum and let them “There’s really no qualifications. You’ve decide.” got to do this for the love of the town, Woods is looking forward to November. for what’s right for Newington,” he says. “I turn 58 the day after the election- it “I don’t care about what’s going on at the will be a nice birthday present if I win,” he says.
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state or federal level, just about securing Newington’s future.” Previously, Lenares served on the Town Council for three years and the Board of Education for eight. “I’ve been doing this for 12 years, I know what goes on and how things operate,” he says. So what does he want to happen with Cedar Mountain? It’s Mike Lenares not under his control. The Town Planning and Zoning and the Inland Wetlands Commissions have the final say; Town Council plays no role in the decision. “We’re trying to protect as much open space as we can,” he says. “We don’t need any more housing in Newington. I would love to buy every little bit of open space in town but Newington can’t afford that.” Lenares’ Democratic opponent Stephen Woods also happens to be in the landscaping business. “You’ve got two great landscapers running for one great town,” he says. Mayor Mike Lenares’ first fundraiser is Sept. 11, at Town Councilor Beth DelBuono’s house on 327 Walsh Ave., Newington. Then, on Thursday, Sept. 15, town residents are invited to Carmen Anthony’s in Wethersfield. The third fundraising event will be Sept. 25, in his parents’ home at 41 New Britain Ave. in Newington. If you’d like to volunteer to help the campaign of Mayor Mike Lenares, contact Republican Town Chairman Ben Ancona at (860) 666-1776.
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A place for exercise and socialization
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NEWINGTON — In a cafeteria roughly two-dozen women are taking four steps right, four steps left, throwing in a kick and grapevine, and starting the moves all over again. In another room a handful of people are starting coffee while they prepare to discuss topics of interest to Indian seniors. Meanwhile Jessie Adams and Tina Bouchard are logging in the miles on treadmills in the Fitness Center. It’s a typical Thursday morning at the Newington Senior and Disabled Center with dozens of members already passing through the doors to participate in two of the best life choices for those over 60 — exercise and socialization. “Studies show that the more active you are and the more engaged you are, the better it is for your health,” center program coordinator Eleanor Eichner said. “It’s our mandate to provide a variety of opportunities for people to stay active both mentally and physically.” Each week the center provides a number of different classes, programs and activities that seniors can attend. Mah Jongg, Scrabble, oil painting, woodworking, a walking group, Fun and Fitness, bingo and beading are offered weekly.Programs on special topics are scheduled a few times a month. In recent weeks the center has sponsored discussions with a pharmacist, a chef, doctors from the University of Connecticut Health Center and a chiropractor. On any given day about 150 to 200 people visit the facility to attend programs or simply enjoy each other’s company, Eichner said. In the cafeteria women who appear to be from at least three different decades are bopping and moving to a quick song as aerobics instructor Sandy Rovelli calls out the steps. It’s obvious after a few minutes that there’s not a slacker in the group. They’ll keep up the activity for 45 minutes to an hour during their twice-a-week meetings. Down the hall the group of Indian seniors are preparing for their bimonthly gathering, which usually includes discussions on a
Shurley Lucas , Ann Smoloski and Charles Sinatra all from Newington take a morning walk in the Fitness Center.
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variety of topics and occasionally a speaker on health issues. “We have a discussion on philosophy and various subjects interesting to people,” said Dinu Dave of Newington. “We usually have about 30 people each time.” The group gathers at 10 a.m. and will stay until 2 p.m. They each bring their own lunch, which they share with the group. The members are from around the area including West Hartford, Rocky Hill, Glastonbury, Unionville and Newington. A few rooms down, Adams and Bouchard are striding on the treadmills in the Fitness Center. They each do about 30 minutes a session. Adams, 74, comes every day the center is open. Bouchard, 77, jumps on the machine four times a week and also volunteers in the coffee shop on the other day. “I do it for my health and for the companionship,” said Adams, who has lowered her cholesterol level to Rob Heyl | Staff the point where she no longer needs Teresa Plawski and Anne Doyle both from Newington pedal in sync. medication. “We have a cup of cofblood pressure and is “excellent” for “It really is important,” she said. and we do other things together fee in the cafeteria afterward.” Bouchard said it also reduces “achy bones.” “You really establish good friends outside of here.”
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Do you like adventure, camping and hiking? If yes, then join us at sign-up night Friday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Church of Christ, which is located at 1075 Main St. For more information regarding Boy Scouts call Assistant Scoutmaster Rich Schumacher at (860) 716-5309 or for Cub Scouts call Cub Master Barbara Jones at (860) 8171520 or Cub Master Ernie Field at (860) 666-1675 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Deming-Young Farm Foundation will hold its semi-annual fundraising tag sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. at 282 Church St. The sale will feature estate, vintage and antique items, household, knickknacks, some furniture and more. An 1874 Estey pump organ will also be for sale. Raindate Sep. 17.
Newington Kiwanis Club’s Big K Flea Market/Craft Fair
The Newington Kiwanis Club’s Big K Flea Market/ Craft Fair will be open Sundays in September and October, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Newington’s Market Square Free Parking Lot, with scores of commercial vendors offering every kind of goods and products imaginable at hard to resist bargain prices. Entrance is at 39 E. Cedar St. (CT Route 175) near the corner of Main Street, easily accessible from the Berlin Turnpike, Route 9 and not far from I-91 and I-84. Admission is $1 and vendor spaces are $15. Information is available from (860) 667-2864 or 860) 839-1597.
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 email@example.com or by calling her after 5 p.m. at (860) 666-8873.
St. Mary Women’s Club will take a Brunch Cruise on the “Lady Katharine” Sunday, Oct. 16. All members and St. Mary parishioners, as well as their invited guests, are welcome to attend. For information regarding cost, other details and reservations, call Pauline at (860) 666-0188.
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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS Adrianna Chorzepa of Newington was named to the spring dean’s list at St. Joseph College, West Hartford. Denise L. Martinchek, a student at Manhattanville
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Temple Sinai events and services Temple Sinai Movie Night “Checking Out” starring Peter Falk is the movie to be viewed and discussed following a Havdallah Service and pizza supper at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the temple, 41 West Hartford Road, Newington, $11. Reservations required (860) 561-1055. Temple Sinai High Holy Days Services At Conard High School, West Hartford: Erev Rosh Hashanah Service, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28; Rosh Hashanah Family Service, 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29; Rosh Hashanah Morning Service, 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29; Kol Nidre and Shabbat Service, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7; Yom Kippur Family Service, 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8; Yom Kippur Morning Service, 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8; At Temple Sinai: Yom Kippur Concluding Service, 3:00 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, followed by Sisterhood’s Break Fast. Temple Sinai Sukkot And Simchat Torah Services Erev Sukkot Family Service, 6 p.m.Wednesday, Oct. 12; Sukkot Morning Service, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13; Erev Simchat Torah Family Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19; Shmini Azeret/Simchat Torah Service, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20.
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regarding breast health and the importance of regular screenings and prevention, which will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Wethersfield Public Library, 515 Silas Deane Hwy., Wethersfield. Residents of the Central Connecticut Health District, including the towns of Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill, and Wethersfield are welcome and light refreshments will be served. To register contact Lori DiPietro, BSPH, Health Educator at the Central CT Health District at (860) 665-8571 or by email at ldipietro@ newingtonct.gov.
Newington Art League meeting
After a brief Art League meeting at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, Cheryl Cianci, a certified Zentangle artist, will demonstrate this unusual art form using mostly pen and ink and minimal materials. According to the artist, Zentangle is both art and meditation and one does not have to be an artist to accomplish it. The public is welcome to attend this demonstration at Newington Town Hall, 131 Cedar St., with the entrance across from the library on Mill Street. Workshops for members continue Monday mornings, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Tuesday nights, 6 to 9:30 p.m. he workshops are a chance for members to get together in a relaxed setting to paint whatever they want to in any medium. Monthly meetings take place on the second Wednesday of the month. For information call (860) 666-5026.
10-Week bereavement seminar
A New Day 10-week bereavement seminar will be held from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 at Incarnation Parish in Wethersfield. Registration: (860) 529-6765 (parish).
at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 171 Pascone Place. Raffle/auction, live entertainment, outdoor games. Hamburgers, hotdogs, salads. Pig roast dinner served at 6 p.m. $25 adult and $12.50 Registration is open for Newington Children’s Theatre child 12 and under. Tickets available at the Knight of Columbus and must be purchased no later than Sept. 10. Company’s fall after-school classes for children, ages 5 to 16. All classes will be taught by NCTC’s new Executive/ Artistic Director Claire Van Cott. Classes are four weeks long and culminate in a Share Day Showcase Friday, Sept. The Holy Spirit Ladies Guild will hold a tag sale from 30 at 7 p.m. for friends and family. For children, ages 5 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 in Father O’Connor to 7, “Seuss-a-ma-Teuss” offers a playful introduction to Center, 183 Church St. Preview date is Friday, Sept. 9, performing, giving children an opportunity to learn basic 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The admission fee for previews is $5. acting skills, while expressing themselves through the Donate your items Thursday, Sept. 1 through Thursday, whimsically silly stories of Dr. Seuss! “Seuss-a-ma-Teuss” Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 4 and Sept. 5 we will will be held Tuesdays, Sept. 6 to 27, from 4 to 5 p.m. Cost: accept donations from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. No clothing, $65. Children, ages 8 to 12, will have the opportunity to shoes, computers or large appliances. For further informa- learn “Fundamentals of Acting” through various theatre tion call Phyllis Vallera, chairwoman, at (860) 666-2434. games and activities coupled with basic acting techniques. This class is designed to introduce basic acting skills to newcomers, while strengthening these skills for the “seasoned” performers. “Fundamentals of Acting” will be held Wednesdays, Sept. 7 to 28, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Cost: $75. Teens, ages 12 to 16, will have the opportunity to learn Breast Cancer is the most common cancer among how to select a monologue and explore how to develop women, and has been increasing steadily over the past their character through a plethora of engaging exercises several decades. Early detection through education in “Monologue.” “Monologue” will be held Tuesdays, and screening methods, including mammograms and Sept. 6 to 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost: $85. Classes will be breast exams, is very important. (Source: CT Dept of held at the NCTC Performing Arts Theatre located at Public Health Website http://www.ctgov/dph, 2007) For 743 North Mountain Road. Space is limited. Registration these reasons, the Central Connecticut Health District is required. A deposit for half the amount of enrollment is will host Donna Boehm, MSN, MPH - Breast Nurse due upon registration. For more information or to receive Navigator Breast Program from the Hospital of Central a registration form for your child, call (860) 666-6282 or Connecticut for a free informative and interactive talk visit www.NCTCArts.org.
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Newington Little Leaguer making ‘Strong’ statement By EVAN MACY STAFF WRITER
It didn’t take long for Michael Strong to decide he loved baseball. He played T-ball at age 4, Little League minors at age 6, and was one of only three area ballplayers drafted into the Little League majors at 9 years old. “I would say when he was around 6, he told us he wanted to make the Little League World Series,” his mother Theresa said, reflecting on when she suspected her son had a real passion for the game. “We thought it was a strange thing for a 6-year-old to say.” Though he hails from Newington, he spends three days a week in Bristol, working out and improving his speed and other integral areas of his game. “I started really young, and by the time I was playing in the minors,” Michael said, “I really started to think ‘I like this sport, I really can see myself having a future in it.’” Strong was an All-Star four times for Newington Little League, and his hard work there propelled him to a spot on the Connecticut Capitols in Hartford where he qualified for the 13U Team USA- Team New England squad in July. “He’s worked really hard at a Newingtons Michael Strong is a four-time All-Star. training school to get where he It is never too early to be thinking about the future, is,” his mother said. ship game. It was a memory he will cherish forever. During the tournament, his team won the champion“I struck out the kid in the bottom of the 10th against and Strong knows it is more than just his on-field play that will count as he rises through the ranks in middle Rhode Island for a championship.” Strong said. After the breaking-ball pitcher flung school, high school and college. strike three, he was mobbed by his “He’s a straight-A student,” Theresa teammates on the mound. said. “That’s one of our big things. It’s He represented team New England been instilled in him. He knows if he and traveled to Allentown, Penn., for doesn’t keep his grades up he’s not the North Atlantic Showcase for Team going to play in the upper levels.” USA Baseball. Strong played third “He really, really wants to find a base, pitched and had a batting average division one school he can play at,” she of .500 for the week. added. “He just loves it. It is really his pasA Yankees fan, Strong idolizes Derek Jeter, calling him “a class act.” sion,” his proud mom said. “What we “He loves the game like I love it,” respect the most is he is realistic. He Michael said, “and he’s a good person.” sets realistic goals and he wants to play Strong also has recently taken a likhigh school baseball.” ing to Nationals prospect Bryce Harper, Though only entering eighth grade, who was drafted at 17 years old last the 12-year-old is already thinking season and is already blazing a trail about playing JV, or possibly varsity through the Triple-A ranks. ball, his freshman year at Newington “He’s amazing and exciting to watch,” High. MICHAEL STRONG Michael said. “I really want to make varsity as a As baseball season comes to a close, freshman, but I am realistically shooting for JV,” Strong said. “I am going to try and get into Strong will focus on his studies, on playing basketball for college ball after high school.” the Newington travel team, and winter baseball.
“I really want to make varsity as a freshman, but I am realistically shooting for JV,” Strong said. “I am going to try and get into college ball after high school.”
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CT LIC. #HIC0621244
KRZYSZTOF CE BULAK 2412931
23 Fern Street, Rocky Hill, CT
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Bruce Graver â€“ Licensed Tree Surgeon â€“ Certified Arborist
Cathleen B. Hall
Broker, G.R.I. SRES 860-666-5656 X156 (Office)
Connecticut Realty 860-667-1993 (Home) 860-559-6643 (Cell) 860-665-8071 (Fax) firstname.lastname@example.org EQUAL HOUSING
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CHIPPER â€˘ FIREWOOD â€˘ LAND CLEARING STUMP GRINDING â€˘ TREE REMOVAL
860-529-8389 â€˘ 860-538-0980 Registration #608808
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NEWINGTON TOWN CRIER
HOME IMPROVEMENT DIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING
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
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, hottubs, etc. Main service up-grades from fuses to circuit breakers. Fast, quality workmanship. Nick 860-665-7202. CT Lic #E1-180139
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 860-6906505 or Kris 860-348-076 today for your free estimate. Fully insured and licensed. Lic #565969.
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.
PLUMBING & HEATING
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. PLUMBING “Quality you can count on for years.” POSITANO PLUMBING, INC. - 31 years We do roof repairs, vinyl siding, of serving Bristol and the surrounding windows, seamless gutters. Honest, areas. Specializing in all repairs. competitive pricing. No hidden costs. Plumbing & heating. Water heater Free estimates. Fully insured. Written replacement, boiler replacement. CT Lic warranties. Clean and courteous #202691, 308931. For the best repair installers. CT Lic #565709. GAFELK ME work in the area, please call 860-584- #11852. 860-622-9800 or 860-7470012, 186 West St., Bristol. 4427. www.larichroofing.com 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.
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.
to advertise call 860-231-2444
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NEWINGTON TOWN CRIER
Twin City Plaza Newington, CT 06111
Monday-Friday 8am-7pm Saturday 8am-6pm Sunday 8am-4pm
Ph: 860-665-8288 Fax: 860-665-1458
OPEN 7 DAYS Fresh Fruit, Vegetables & Groceries Daily from Boston... LOW PRICES! LARGEST SELECTION OF FRUIT & VEGETABLES AVAILABLE
-G Giant Grinders come with FREE can of soda!BREAKFAST SANDWICHES
(on a hard roll) Breakfast ends at 11:00 am Bacon, Egg & Cheese ................................................... 2.99 Sausage, Egg & Cheese................................................ 2.99 Ham, Egg & Cheese ..................................................... 2.99 Egg & Cheese ................................................................ 2.99
HOT GRINDERS GRINDER
Chicken Parmigiana.................................5.99 Meatball Parmagiana ..............................5.99 Sausage & Peppers ..................................5.99 BLT (bacon, lettuce, tomato) ...................................5.00 Chicken Cutlet .........................................6.99
4.99 4.99 4.99 4.00 5.99
Pulled BBQ Pork ......................................5.99 Grilled Chicken.........................................6.99
(marinara sauce or mayo, lettuce, tomato & cheese)
(marinara sauce or mayo, lettuce, tomato & cheese) (mayo, lettuce, tomato & cheese) (mayo, lettuce, tomato & cheese)
Prices are approximate - (weight) Tortellini Salad.......................................................5.99 5 99 99 /lb Macaroni Salad .......................................................2.99 /lb Potato Salad ...........................................................2.99 /lb Tuna Salad...............................................................5.99 /lb Chicken Salad .........................................................5.99 /lb Seafood Salad .........................................................5.99 /lb Cole Slaw .................................................................2.99 /lb Egg Salad..................................................................3.99 /lb Antipasto Salad (ham, salami, pepperoni, provolone) ..................... 4.50 Chef Salad (roastbeef, turkey, provolone)...................................... 2.50 Garden Salad................................................................. 2.50 add Grilled Chicken ............................................. add’l 2.00 (mixed greens, tomatoes, onions, peppers, cucumbers)
starting at COLD GRINDERS
Turkey Breast ........................................ 5.00 Bologna .................................................... 5.00 Capicolla .................................................. 5.99 Salami (Genoa or Cooked) ................................. 5.00 Pepperoni................................................ 5.00 Ham.......................................................... 5.00 Baked Ham (Virginia) ........................................... 5.99 Honey Ham............................................. 5.99 Imported Ham........................................ 5.99 Chicken Salad (all white meat) ........................ 5.99 Seafood Salad (crab w/ shrimp) ....................... 5.99 Mortadella (Italian bologna) ............................. 5.00 Roast Beef............................................... 5.99 Sopressata............................................... 5.99 Prosciutto ............................................... 5.99 Tuna ......................................................... 5.99 Veggie ...................................................... 5.00
4.00 4.00 4.99 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.99 4.99 4.99 4.99 4.99 4.00 4.99 4.99 4.99 4.99 4.00
Boars Head ............................................ 6.99 COMBO Italian (ham, salami, pepperoni) ............................ 6.99 American (turkey, ham, bologna) ........................ 6.99 ALL INCLUDE: mayo, lettuce, tomato & cheese
(includes: roasted peppers, pickles, onions, olives)
Upon Request: oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, onions, pickles, olives, roasted peppers, hot banana peppers, jalapeno peppers, fresh peppers, oregano, hot sauce, honey mustard, ranch, spicy mustard, yellow mustard, ketchup, horseradish.
SOUP OF THE DAY AVAILABLE (STARTING SEPTEMBER)
*DELI CLOSES 1/2 HOUR BEFORE STORE CLOSING*
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