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Council to decide whether to make school’s physical, occupational therapists full-time By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

Rides, games, fireworks, live music, food and more await attendees at the 31st annual Newington Extravaganza Saturday at Mill Pond Park. See story and photo on Page 7.

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The physical and occupational therapists who work in Newington schools and currently receive part-time salaries may begin working full-time soon and receiving benefit packages, after the Town Council weighs in on the matter at their meeting this coming Tuesday. “We have employed occupational and physical therapists for a number of years, but their positions have evolved and there are more students in need of these services now,” explained Dr. Christine Carver, associate superintendent of human capital development with Newington schools, at the council’s last meeting July 10. While school employees holding these

two positions were previously paid at an hourly rate without benefits under the assumption they would be serving parttime, the need for workers on a more regular basis became apparent. The district’s occupational and physical therapists provide direct support to students with disabilities that affect their

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to support us every year,” Futoma explained of the collection, which will reach about 150 children in Newington. While most of the need is identified through residents that use the town’s Food Bank, others who have some financial struggles and have never applied for help through Human Services before are welcome to determine their eligibility for this program. Based on how many donations are received, the department will determine what is available midAugust and convert its conference room into a distribution area for families to search through. Items may be brought to Human Services weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during July and August. Evening drop-offs are available July 23, and Aug. 13 until 6:30 p.m. However,staff is requesting items be delivered before Friday, Aug. 10 if possible to give them time to distribute these high-demand items before the first day of school. For more information, to volunteer with this project or to determine your family’s eligiblity, contact Pam Wassik at pwassik@newingtonct. gov or (860)665-8596.

Not every Newington family has the means to take the kids back-to-school shopping for the latest trendy clothes and backpacks, along with all the other tools they need for school this fall. That’s why the Newington Human Services is asking those who can help to bring in donations of these items in new or gentlyused condition, to be distributed this August in time for school to start. Items should be appropriate for preschool through high school age students. Human Services staff request that clothing is marked by size and gender and put on hangers, to make it easier to organize for distribution to families. “Generally we need large backpacks as much as possible, because we get a lot of the smaller ones,” said Director of Human Services Karen Futoma, who added that they also need new binders, spiral notebooks, paper, pocket folders, staplers, lunch bags and composition books. As far as clothing, families are looking for items that are fall and winter appropriate, including sneakers, jeans, shirts, sweaters, Erica Schmitt can be reached at (860) 225-4601, ext. 210, or eschmitt@ winter coats and jackets. We always rally the community newbritainherald.com.

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office. The state Department of Economic and Community Development will loan the new venture $19.1 million at 2 percent interest in three installments, beginning with $10 million. Two other payments will be pegged to the creation of jobs. The company will receive another $5 million within two years if it has created 208 jobs. The last installment of $4.1 million will be paid if it creates another 200 jobs in the next two years, for a total of 408 positions within four years. With private investment, the total cost of the project will be $97 million. In a press release from the governor’s office, an official from the Weeks Group said Connecticut was “strategically located” for its new business.


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The public and radio-TV broadcasters are invited by coemcees Bill Hennessey and Steve Parker and guest speaker Brad Davis (WDRC AM 1360) to share memories with them of the golden days of broadcasting Monday, July 30 at 7 p.m. in the Great Room of the Paradise Pizza Restaurant, 10 East St.,

New Britain. Those who wish to dine should come earlier and may order from the restaurant’s regular menu. Admission is free and walk-ins are welcome. It will be a nostalgic stroll down broadcast memory lane. Invited are the “Bunch of Old Broadcasters” of the Arch Street Tavern. Invited also are

contemporary TV and radio people whether air persons, editors, reporters, engineers, office or sales people, also the WDRC, WPOP and WTIC Reunioners who may wish to add their “two cents,” perhaps to reveal a current “behind the scenes” hush-hush tidbit or one from broadcasting’s “golden years.” Folks from other media are welcome as well.

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Code has been reconstructed over the last six months or so and a public hearing is scheduled for 6:55 p.m. Tuesday, immediately prior to the council meeting. Proposed amendments allow residents in need of assistance taking care of their properties to get that help, and those whose disregard for their properties poses health and safety risks to neighbors to be apprehended. A copy of the draft ordinance is available on the town’s website, Newingtonct.gov. Erica Schmitt can be reached at (860) 225-4601, ext. 210, or eschmitt@ newbritainherald.com.

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By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

A summer-long scavenger hunt at the Lucy Robbins Welles Library is helping Newington kids get to know their librarians. Participants have all summer to join in, and last Saturday, 11-year-old Zoe Walk was the first to complete the activity. Kids have to make their way around the building with a sheet of paper that has on it 20 librarians’ pictures and names, frantically seeking signatures from each. During their search they have to ask each of the staff members a different question and write down their answer. Children’s Librarian Joanne Cocola has heard a few stand-out questions most often, like, “What is your favorite part about working at the library?” or “What is your favorite book?” (And author, color or ice cream) When one child asked how old the library was, she responded, “There has been a library here in Newington for more than 135 years and around 73 years ago the name was changed to the Lucy Robbins Welles Library.” This is just one of many interesting facts kids can learn by participating in the fun, part of the library’s Summer Reading Program. Visit Newingtonct.gov/library to see a list of the library’s other programs. Erica Schmitt can be reached at (860) 225-4601, ext. 210, or eschmitt@newbritainherald.com.

Zoe Walk, 11, was the first to complete the Lucy Robbins Welles Library’s scavenger hunt Saturday. The scavenger hunt will continue throughout the summer.

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Visiting magician treats library patrons to a show By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

Fernando the flea was shot out of a cannon, only to land on a marshmallow at the Lucy Robbins Welles Library last Thursday, after Fefe showed off her acrobatics and Bruno, “The World’s Strongest Flea� strutted his stuff. Ed Popielarczyk, a magician hailing from Western Massachusetts, made a special visit to the library last week. A rabbit wearing a top hat donned his T-shirt and a big black suitcase served as his bag of tricks. Approximately 20 kids ages 7 to 9 now have a handful of delightful ploys in their mischief repertoire to amuse and impress everyone they know. “I have three dogs and two cats; that’s where I get my fleas,� explained Popielarczyk, who also performed a “flea circus� for the kids. He handed out “Crazy Cubes� — little plastic toys resembling film jars and containing dice that were part of a magic trick the group learned. But most of the stunts the

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kids practiced featured basic household items like string and crayons, or a deck of cards in the case of “Aces Up� — a trick that thirdgrader Goncalo Rebelo aced. “Do you know how rare it is for someone to do that right the very first time? You have no idea,�

Popielarczyk whispered to Rebelo after the show, encouraging him and the others to pursue more magic fun by looking around their library. “There are lots of books in your library with cool magic tricks you can learn,� he said. The day was one

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of many free children’s programs enjoyed recently that were sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Coming up Tuesday, July 24 is “A Night with the Stars� an astronomy program for all ages that ends with telescopes on the rooftop. Wednesday, July 24 is the “Buddy Bake-off � a chance for adults and kids to get together at home, test out their baking skills and then bring their homemade goodies to the library where everyone will vote on favorites.

Teens can check out the Horror Movie Marathon next Friday, July 27 from 6 p.m. to midnight, with lots of free food and three scary movies. To see a complete list of events and programs at the library, visit Newingtonct.gov/library or call (860) 665-8720 to talk with a Children’s Librarian. Erica Schmitt can be reached at (860) 225-4601, ext. 210, or eschmitt@ newbritainherald.com.

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Annual Newington Extravaganza returns to Mill Pond Park By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

It’s carnival week! Newington residents know it’s the peak of summer when everyone starts clearing their schedules for the Newington Extravaganza, happening this Saturday. For more than three decades now, Mill Pond Park has been transformed into a wonderland of warm weather fun: rides, games, live entertainment, and more. But it all started with a simple fireworks display in 1965; one that has since grown massively in size and drawn in people from all over the state. Former Kiwanis President Fran Cook — who has since passed away — decided to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Kiwanis, an international organization, with a 4th of July fireworks show. This event featured a performance from a “children’s drama workshop” as well as a “band concert” according to news reports from that year. This soon grew into an annual Newington tradition that later became the Parks and

Recreation Department’s Annual Extravaganza. If you ask around nowadays, the light show in the sky is still the highlight of the whole day. “The fireworks are outstanding,” commented Stephanie Boulay, the parks department’s special events coordinator. “Everybody says that for such a small town we put on one of the best fireworks shows in the state,” she added. Boulay has booked over 50 craft vendors this year, who will set up shop on the park field. There’s everything from jewelry to photography to whittled wood keepsakes. And a handful of local acts will hit the stage to entertain visitors throughout the day and into the evening, similar to the “band concert” of the 60s. This begins at 11 a.m., with the Backstage Academy of Dance.Then between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Vallari’s and Kenpo Karate schools will each amaze people with their demonstrations, before Newington’s most talented kids strut their stuff in the library’s talent show at 1 p.m. During the next hour-and-a-half everyone will have the opportunity to perform

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— because there’s Karaoke with Jerry. The Newington Children’s Theatre serves as the modern-day “children’s drama workshop” and has planned a show for 3:30 p.m., before local musicians — Kings Highway Band and Surge Chamber Band, have a chance to shine. Then John Wallace Middle School Show Choir will be the last (but not least) act to take the stage at 7:30 p.m.

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Utility regulators concluded in a draft decision Tuesday that Connecticut Light & Power was “deficient and inadequate” in its preparation and response to the two storms that caused prolonged blackouts last year. The report by the Public Utility Regulatory Authority says the state’s largest power company should face unspecified financial sanctions “as a penalty for poor management performance and to provide incentives for improvement.” CL&P was unsure if it will seek changes in the report before it is formally adopted by the authority Aug. 1. “We are in the process of reviewing all 117 pages of the document and will decide if we will file written exceptions or participate in oral arguments in front of the commissioners before they issue their final decision on August 1,” said Mitch Gross, a spokesman for CL&P. The draft released late Tuesday afternoon followed the tone set by two earlier reviews of how the

subsidiary of Northeast Utilities handled damaged caused by Storm Irene on August 28 and the freak snowstorm of Oct. 29. Each storm caused peak outages to more than 800,000 customers of CL&P and the smaller United Illuminating Company, with some areas blacked out for 12 days. The report addressed the performance of electric, cable television, telecommunications, gas and water companies,but CL&P and its parent, NU, bore the brunt of criticism. “Last year’s storms were a nightmare for Connecticut residents, and the response from Northeast Utilities was unacceptable,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said. “Today, PURA is echoing the earlier findings of the Two Storm Panel, the Witt report, and hundredsofthousandsofConnecticut residents who experienced extended power outages after each storm.” Witt Associates, a consulting firm led by former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director James Lee Witt, analyzed of how both of Connecticut’s major electric utilities, CL&P and United Illuminating, handled last weekend’s Nor’easter and the resulting damage.A second group

commissioned by Malloy studied the overall response emergency agencies and the utilities to both storms. The PURA report said that regulators will consider changes already made by CL&P in its procedures as it considers financial penalties, which likely would come into play if the utility seeks rate increases to cover storm losses: “In considering appropriate reduction to allowed returns on equity in forthcoming ratemaking proceedings and in exercising its jurisdictional approval for recovery of appropriate 2011 storm costs, the Authority will consider and weigh the extent to which CL&P has recognized its shortcomings and taken concrete and measurable steps to embrace the need for aggressive, extensive restructuring of both its attitude toward storm management and establishment of new practices for execution of future storm response.” Attorney General George Jepsen called the draft a positive step. “Today’s draft decision clearly echoes our case in this proceeding and would assess meaningful penalties on Connecticut Light & Power for the company’s deficient response

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to Tropical Storm Irene and the October Nor’easter,”he said. PURA joined others in finding that CL&P was poorly prepared for the storms, failing to aggressively line up emergency line crews. But the authority did not agree with complaints that it was too lightly staffed with linemen. Its own consultant, Liberty Consulting, concluded that staffing was “reasonable.” The company

employs more line crews per customer than other utilities, but its ratio of crews to miles of lines is below average. The authority will continue to study staffing, as required by a law passed by the General Assembly. This story originally appeared at CTMirror.org, the website of The Connecticut Mirror, an independent nonprofit news organization covering government, politics and public policy in the state.

OWN THE NIGHT @ YOUR LIBRARY: Teens in grades 7 to 12 will earn one prize ticket for every 100 pages read. There is no limit to how many prize tickets you can earn. Teens will also earn prizes for every 500 pages read (up to 2,000 pages). Prize tickets can be used for weekly drawings and the grand prize drawing. Teens will earn one extra prize ticket at every program they attend! BOB’S MUSICAL MONTAGE FROM MGM: Monday evenings in August, 6:30 p.m. Join film buff Bob Larsson on Monday evenings for the screening of four 1950s films. No registration necessary. Aug. 6 – “Kiss Me Kate” (1953) starring Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel and Ann Miller. A Broadway star reluctantly agrees to co-star with her ex-husband in a musical remake of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” Featuring songs by Cole Porter. Aug. 13 – “Gigi” (1958) starring Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier and Louis Jourdan. A tomboyish young girl, training to be a courtesan, falls in love and decides she wants to marry, shocking her family. Music by Lerner and Loewe. Aug. 20 – “High Society” (1956)

starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra. A society girl is about to marry, but as her wedding day approaches, she finds herself being pursued by her ex-husband and a brash reporter from a scandal magazine. Features music by Louis Armstrong. Aug. 27 – “Showboat” (1951) starring Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson and Ava Gardner. Story of the lives and love, trials and triumphs, of a group of entertainers working on a Mississippi river boat in the pre-Civil War south. Music by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II. POPULAR SONGS WITH JONI: Thursday, Aug. 2, 7 p.m. Voice artist Joni Lambert brings her lifetime of experience in theater and music to every performance. Classically trained, Lambert performs a wide variety of genres including Broadway, pop, oldies and contemporary hits. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: Thursday, Aug. 2, 7 p.m. This month’s reading is “The Children in Room E4” by Susan Eaton. All interested readers are invited to attend.

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BORN TO SOAR: Wednesday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m. Author Welles Brandriff will speak about his recent novel, “Born to Soar,” and the Women’s Air Service Pilots program. The book centers around a young woman who decides to join the WASPs and the opposition she faces along the way. Books will be available for purchase and signing. ADULT SUMMER READING FINALE — BETWEEN THE COVERS: Friday, Aug. 17, 6:30 p.m. In the library under the atrium. Join us for refreshments and prizes for adults registered in the summer reading program. The drawings for the grand prizes begin at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. ONLINE GENEALOGY: Ancestry. com Library Edition, HeritageQuest and Familysearch.org Thursday, Aug. 9, 10 a.m. Do you wonder about your family ancestry? With so many genealogy resources available online, it’s sometimes difficult to know where to start. Come learn about these three sites. The presenter will be Sheila A. Lafferty, director of the Julia Brooker Thompson Library, UConn Torrington Cam pus. She is a self taught genealogist and has been researching her ancestry long before the Internet. Register by calling (860) 665-8700.

LEGALFORMS AND CAREER TRANSITIONS ONLINE RESOURCES NOW AVAILABLE: The Lucy Robbins Welles Library, announces the addition of two new online systems to the available resources: LegalForms and Career Transitions. They are free of charge to Newington library card holders from home. Anyone can access these services in the library as well. LegalForms provides thousands of customizable legal documents. The forms are specific to Connecticut. Also included are form letters, legal definitions and an attorney directory. Career Transitions makes looking for a job a little easier. People are guided by information about career paths, industries, economies and companies. They can discover their career interests and then explore the careers related to these interests. They can than look at what preparation is required and what opportunities exist for that career. Career Transitions helps job seekers prepare their resumes and cover letters and prepare for interviews. There is a section included to find classes and training in an area to pursue one’s career interests. The last function allows the people to scour the internet for career opportunities through Indeed.Com. Newington residents can access these free online tools from the library web page at www. newingtonct.gov/library. A valid

Newington library card number is needed to access them. For more information, contact the adult information desk at (860) 665-8700.

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in the Park will take place Friday, July 20, at 6:30 p.m. This is sponsored by Data-Mail Inc. Ticket to Ride 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. The 31st Annual Extravaganza will be held at Mill Pond Park Saturday, July 21, from 9 to 9:30 p.m. to celebrate Newington and all it has to offer. Enjoy food, games, rides, arts and crafts exhibits and more. Admission and parking are free. The event will conclude with an evening fireworks display over Mill Pond Park. Visit us on the web at http://www.newingtonct.gov/parksandrec 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.

FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS DREAM BIG, READ! Children up through grade 8 can sign up for this year’s online summer reading program and earn free books and other prizes for reading 20 minutes or more a day. ONGOING DROP-IN SUMMER WEEKLY PROGRAMS: The Lucy Robbins Welles Library has various weekly programs for children ages 9 months through 12 years. Pick up a detailed schedule in the Children’s Department or check our webpage at www.newingtonct. gov/library. TALENT SHOW FOR KIDS AND TEENS: Saturday, July 21, 1 to 2 p.m., Newington Extravaganza Stage, Here’s a great opportunity to show off your hidden (or not-so-hidden!) talents! Kids and teens ages 9 to 19 are invited to participate and perform at the annual Newington Extravaganza. If interested in performing, call Bailey at the library (860) 665-8700. Guidelines available at the library. FLASHES OF LIGHT: Thursday, Aug. 9, 10 to 11 a.m. (in place of Pluto Pals Preschool Storytime) Learn about lightning bugs in this

program for children ages 3 to 6 and their caregivers. We’ll hear the story of “Sam and the Firefly” by P.D. Eastman and make a glowin-the-dark bug jar to take home for catching and releasing fireflies. Register by calling (860) 665-8720 beginning July 26, and bring a clean clear plastic bottle with cap when you come. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. THE ANNUAL BUDDY BAKE-OFF: Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 p.m. Children, grab your apron and an adult! Grownups, grab your apron and a child! Pair up and bake your favorite goodie and bring it to the library along with one copy of the recipe for us to keep. Taste all the entries and help pick the winning teams. Prizes awarded!! Entry fee is a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Newington Food Bank. Call the Children’s Department at (860) 665-8720 to register your team. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. TEEN HORROR MOVIE MARATHON: Friday, July 27, 6 p.m. to midnight. For ages 13 to 19. After hours scary movie marathon for teens! Come hang with your friends, eat tons of free food and watch scary movies. We’ll be viewing “The Woman in Black,” “Insidious,” and “The Uninvited.” Feel free to bring bean bag chairs, pillows or blankets. All movies are rated PG-13. Sponsored by the

Friends of the Library. ZOMBIFY YOURSELF!: Tuesday, July 31, 6:30 p.m. For grades 6 to 12. Want to look like the walking dead? Come learn how to work with latex and theatrical makeup to create special effects. Makeup artist Jennifer Ouellette will bring all the supplies to turn you into a living corpse. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. TEEN T-SHIRT CRAFT NIGHT: Wednesday, Aug. 1, 6 to 7:30 p.m. For grades 6-12. You bring in your own dark or white T-shirts and we’ll use bleach pens, fabric spray and stencils, or Sharpie tie-dye to create unique designs. Duct tape and sand art will be available as additional crafts. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. CONSTRUCTION CLUB: Saturday, Aug. 11, 1 to 2 p.m. Come to our monthly gathering to build projects with Lego bricks. For safety reasons, only people age 7 and older will be allowed in the room. Call the Children’s Department at (860) 665-8720 to register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. LAST DAY FOR DREAM BIG, READ! — SUMMER READING 2012! Saturday, Aug. 25. All reading must be recorded online by Aug. 25 and prizes must be claimed by Sept. 1.

EVENTS CALENDAR JUSTICE OF THE PEACE APPOINTMENTS: The Town Clerk’s office reminds local unaffiliated voters interested in becoming a Justice of the Peace that the application period is from Aug. 1 until Nov. 1. The town of Newington has 45 justices of the peace. The Democratic and Republican parties endorse 15 candidates each. The remaining 15 positions are reserved for registered voters who are not enrolled in a major political party. These justices are appointed by the Town Clerk. The appointment process begins with an application to the Town Clerk, which can be filed on or after Aug. 1 and is due on or before Nov. 1. To qualify, an applicant must be a Newington registered voter not enrolled in a major political party since May 1, 2012. Incumbent unaffiliated justices will be reappointed during November if an application is received by this office during the allotted time frame and if the justice has not been enrolled in a major political party since May 1. If on Nov. 1 the number of applications for justice of the peace filed with the Town Clerk exceeds the number of justices of the peace allowed by State Statute, there will be a public lottery. Anyone interested in becoming a Newington justice of the peace who is not enrolled in a major political party is encouraged to contact the Town Clerk’s office at (860) 665-8545 to obtain an application and instructions. Justices

NEWINGTON PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT TO PRESENT FREE SUMMER FUN RUNS: Free Summer Fun Runs will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, July 25, Aug. 1, 8 and 15 at the cross country trails behind John Wallace Middle School. Two course lengths are offered: a traditional 5k (3.1 miles) and a shorter 3k (about two miles) for younger kids and beginners. Races are free for everyone and ribbons are awarded. The races are in honor of Frank O’Rourke who was a longtime NHS cross country coach. Participants younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to sign the program waiver. For more information, e-mail Race Coordinator Jay Krusell at jaykrusell@yahoo.com. 31ST ANNUAL NEWINGTON EXTRAVAGANZA JULY 16-21 AT MILL POND PARK: Traditional field day games will be offered, with some exciting and different twists. The Summer Carnival will be Friday, July 20, (5 to 10 p.m.); Saturday, July 21, (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

VISIONS OF SUMMER: Lois House, award-winning watercolorist, brings summer to the Senior Center cafeteria during July. Her bucolic paintings of landscapes, still-life and rustic boats will be displayed at Newington Senior & Disabled Center, 120 Cedar St. Hours: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. weekdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. MOVING FORWARD GROUP: Trying to move on with your life after divorce, or relationship breakup. There is a “Moving Forward” group

at First Congregational Church, 355 Main St., Cromwell, that will meet Friday, July 20, at 6:30 p.m. Come down and find out what others are doing to move on “YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN”: Tickets are on sale now for the Newington Children’s Theatre Company’s (NCTC) summer teen production of the musical based on the beloved comic strip by Charles M. Schultz, “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Performances are July 27-29 (Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors, students and children. All performances will take place at the NCTC Performing Arts Theatre, 743 North Mountain Road. Tickets are available by calling the Box Office at (860) 666-NCTC or online at www.NCTCArts.org. “ANNIE” COMING TO NCTC: You can bet your bottom dollar on this timeless classic! Along with 38 area youth, ages 5-15, the popular comic strip heroine takes center stage at the NCTC Performing Arts Theatre, to bring one of the world’s best-loved musicals to life, Aug. 2-5! Performances are Aug. 2-5 (Thursday to Saturday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.). Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors, students and children. All performances will take place at the NCTC Performing Arts Theatre, 743 North Mountain

Road, Newington, 06111. Tickets are available by calling the Box Office at (860) 666-NCTC or online at www. NCTCArts.org. DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP: Going through a relationship breakup?A Divorce? Are you thinking about a Divorce? First Church of Christ, 250 Main St., Wethersfield, offers a Divorce Support Group filled with sensitive and caring people who have been where you are now. They will meet July 27 at 6:30 p.m. Call (860) 529-1575. CHILI COOK-OFF: A Chili Cook-Off will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5 at Chef’s Equipment Emporium, 717 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin. Rocky Hill, Southington, Kensington and Newington Fire Departments will face off. $5 per person. All proceeds go to charity. NEWINGTON HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS: Newington High School Varsity Cheerleading Tryouts will be held at Newington High School Field House, from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6 Info Session (Parents Welcomed); from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7 Learn material; from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 Learn material and 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 Tryouts. Contact Lisa Hatton, head cheerleading coach at (570) 470-5749.


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

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