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Take a hike

Discover local wilderness in series of winter walks By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

Outside of the charming historic village that draws visitors from far and wide, many people aren’t aware that Wethersfield has a lot to offer in its wilderness, too. East of the Silas Deane and southeast of the Wethersfield Cove are the Great Meadows, shared by the towns of Volume 53, No. 51


Wethersfield, Rocky Hill and Glastonbury. Several area groups work to conserve, protect and enhance this land, which contains naturally and historically significant wetlands, flood plain, woodlands and agricultural areas. In conjunction with the Eleanor Buck Wolfe Nature Center and the Audubon Society of Connecticut, the Great Meadows Conservation Trust will host a series of winter walks through these areas during the months of January and February. The next event is this Saturday at the “Wolf Parcel” where walk-


Benedetta Boccaccio and her son Tom, who lives in Newington to be close to his mom.

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Happy 105th birthday, Benedetta By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

When Benedetta Boccaccio turns 105 this Sunday, she will have more children and grandchildren than she has years on this earth. Family always came first for the Lawrence, Mass., native, who

now resides at the Newington Health Care Center on Church Street. She raised her four children during the Great Depression and her youngest son, Tom, now 69, is the only one who lives in Newington year-round to be close to his mom.

“She showed us early on you don’t have to have a lot of money to be kind,” says Tom, who always valued his mother for giving him a good upbringing, but now also for her spur-ofthe-moment insight and blunt sense of humor. See NEW YEAR, Page 9

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NEWINGTON POLICE BLOTTER Newington police report the Gregory Brown, 24, of 181 following: Dwight St., New Britain, was charged Dec. 16 with sixth-degree Jason Finn, 32, of 534 New larceny, second-degree robbery Britain Road, Berlin, was charged and breach of peace. Dec. 3 with making a false report Angel Hernandez, 21, of 222 of motor vehicle theft. Green Ave., Waterbury, was Robert Thomas, 30, of 37 charged Dec. 16 with criminal Bingham St., New Britain, was violation of a protective order. charged Dec. 9 with three counts Carlos Ocasio, 33, of 110 Dean second-degree failure to appear. Drive, New Britain, was charged Kenneth Paradis, 43, of 38 Dec. 16 with sixth-degree larceny South St., Extension, Bristol, was and three counts second-degree charged Dec. 12 with sixth-degree failure to appear. larceny. Kent Thomas, 57, of 71 Rhodes Thomas Flemke Jr., 39, of 77 St., New Britain, was charged Main St., East Hampton, was Dec. 16 with breach of peace. charged Dec. 14 with following Justin McNally, 36, of 12 too closely, evading and driving Dogwood Court, Rocky Hill, was under the influence. charged Dec. 16 with fifth-degree INCLUDING - WETHERSFIELD POST NEWINGTON


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larceny. David Gerent, 35, of 308 Spruce Brook Road, Berlin, was charged Dec. 17 with sixth-degree larceny. Michael Torbicki Jr., 41, of 52 Gilbert St., was charged Dec. 17 with disorderly conduct and interfering with a police officer. Charlie Hernandez, 25, of 143 Allen Place, Hartford, was charged Dec. 19 with second-degree failure to appear. Ruben Zahuantila, 36, of 511 Park St., Hartford, was charged Dec. 19 with breach of peace, first-degree assault and second-degree failure to appear. Nestor Vargas, 25, of 244 Lawlor St., New Britain, was charged Dec. 19 with violation of probation. James Tucker, 51, of 1 Mallard Lane, was charged Dec. 19 with disorderly conduct. Valerie Mendoza, 31, of 97 Coronado Drive, was charged Dec. 20 with breach of peace. Jose Carrero, 36, of 369 Churchill Drive, was charged Dec. 21 with driving under the influence. Dana Vincent, 37, of 18 Lebanon St., Hartford, was charged Dec. 21 with fourth-degree larceny and second-degree forgery. Wilma Valentin, 43, of 5 Almeda Ave., West Hartford, was charged Dec. 22 with sixth-degree larceny. Peter Martinez, 32, of 74 Stuart


St., Bristol, was charged Dec. 23 with criminal attempt to commit sixth-degree larceny, interfering with a police officer and breach of peace. Dylan Deschenes, 21, of 53 Clifford St., was charged Dec. 23 with second-degree failure to appear. Damian Campanella, 22, of 315 Maple Hill Ave., was charged Dec. 23 with second-degree failure to appear. Rachel Lund, 21, of 14 Giddings St., Hartford, was charged Dec. 23 with third-degree larceny, third-degree burglary, and fifth-degree larceny. Colin Keogh, 40, of 400 Willard Ave., was charged Dec. 23 with driving under the influence and failure to have lights lit. Joseph Coursey Jr., 34, of 140 Market St., New Britain, was charged Dec. 23 with sixth-degree larceny. Katherine Shea, 34, of 525 Crown St., New Britain, was charged Dec. 24 with disorderly conduct, three counts violation of probation, and two counts second-degree failure to appear. John Bomely, 57, of 225 Cherry Hill Drive, was charged Dec. 24 with disorderly conduct and third-degree assault. Christopher Culpepper, 26, of 225 Cherry Hill Drive, was charged Dec. 24 with disorderly conduct and third-degree assault. Angel Quinones, 44, of 532 Main St., Middletown, was

charged Dec. 24 with fifth-degree larceny. Daniel Adams, 34, of 24 Grand St., Middletown, was charged Dec. 24 with sixth-degree larceny. Corina Lemanski, 21, of 93 Thorniley St., New Britain, was charged Dec. 24 with sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny. Tiarra Mercado, 21, of 26 Logan St., New Britain, was charged Dec. 24 with sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny. Kimberly Walker, 39, no known address, was charged Dec. 26 with third-degree larceny, possession of drug paraphernalia, conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny, sixth-degree larceny and interfering with a police officer. Antoine Tiggett, 42, of 102 West St., Rocky Hill, was charged Dec. 26 with third-degree larceny and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sheena Castillo, 27, of 145 Tremont St., New Britain, was charged Dec. 27 with driving under the influence and failure to maintain lane. Frank Richardson, 48, of 36 Seymour St., Windsor, was charged Dec. 28 with fourth-degree larceny and second-degree forgery. Vanessa Papa, 31, of 9-17 Forrest Glen Circle, Middletown, was charged Dec. 29 with disorderly conduct.

Wethersfield athlete commits to Boston College

Two athletes from Kingswood Oxford School have announced their commitment to continue playing sports at the collegiate level. Patrick Hallisey ’14, the son of Denise and Michael Hallisey, MD, of Wethersfield, will play golf at Boston College, while Gage Sanders ’14, the son of Duane and Maureen Sanders of Avon, will play lacrosse at the University of Tampa. Hallisey is a key member of KO’s golf team, which has won the Founders League title for the past three years; he was the medalist in the championship matches in each of the past two years. He has also performed very well on

Kingswood Oxford seniors Patrick Hallisey, left, and Gage Sanders

a wide range of junior golf tourneys, including the CSGA Junior Amateur in July 2012, when he was the runner-up. Off the golf course, Hallisey belongs to several different

audition-based choral groups, including the “Crimson 7” a cappella group. Sanders has started since sophomore year on KO’s lacrosse team, which won the Fairchester League title in 2012 and was the runner-up in 2013. He has also played on a number of elite travel teams for Progression Lacrosse and participated in outside tournaments and showcases during high school. “Gage and Patrick are great examples of well-rounded KO student-athletes,” said Athletic Director Susan Cabot. “We will miss them here next year, but look forward to following their careers at Tampa and BC.”

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Newington Board of Education sets priorities at retreat

NEWINGTON — On Nov. 25, the recently elected members of the Newington Board of Education gathered with Newington Public Schools Superintendent Dr. William Collins, to identify the Board’s priorities and guidelines for their term. The District held a board retreat where board members met with administrators of Newington Public Schools for three hours to discuss strategic focus areas, district goals, and the needs of each of the district’s seven schools.

After breaking for dinner, the board members joined Dr. Collins to develop goals and priorities for the next two years. The Board of Education emerged from the conference room hours later with 12 new priorities and guidelines that will guide the district vision for Newington students: ∎Improve student achievement ∎Ensure all students are college, career, and citizenship ready ∎Increase and enhance the integration of technology into instruction ∎Increase access to early child-

hood education ∎Provide infrastructure and facilities that support 21stcentury learning ∎Increase the number of students who are fluent in two or more languages ∎Increase and enhance opportunities for extended learning ∎Attract, develop, support, and retain professional talent ∎Increase opportunities for professional learning and collaboration ∎Maintain support for the arts, athletics, and student activities.

∎Recognize the ability of the community to support education ∎Address state and federal initiatives “Many are new priorities for the Board of Education,” said Collins. He said he is excited about the enthusiasm and dedication of the newly elected board. “The board has developed rigorous goals that will provide me with the tools to set our course into the future.” The Newington Board of Education is composed of nine members. Four members — Beth

McDonald, Scott Soares, Robert Tofeldt Sr., and Paul Vessella — are serving their first term on the board. Joshua Shulman is no stranger to the board, but will serve his first term as Vice Chairperson. Chairperson Dr. Marc Finkelstein, Secretary Sharon Braverman, Member Jane Siegel, and Member Nancy Petronio continue their service to Newington’s Board of Education. The vision of Newington Public Schools is to ensure every student is College, Career and Citizenship ready.

Performance-based student management at Newington High School By DANIEL DIAS NEWINGTON HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

The vision of the Newington Public Schools is to ensure all students are College, Career, and Citizenship ready. Newington High School’s Performance Based Student Management System (PBSM) is an initiative implemented by the Newington High School administrative team that affords students opportunities to enhance the academic and behavioral skills critical to success in post-secondary education and careers. The PBSM system is a student management system designed to reward students for demonstrating hard work, responsibility, and citizenship. The PBSM system is based on each individual student’s academic and behavioral standing at the high school. Students who meet our academic and behavioral expectations of a report card with no lower than all C- and one D and less than three discipline referrals qualify for open study privileges. Open study provides students with the freedom to choose and manage their own time and the opportunity to learn how to become responsible individuals. Students in open study do not have to report their attendance or use our pass system. Students are allowed to choose where they report during their open study period. Open study areas include our cafe, media center, computer lab and academic support lab. While there are restricted areas, students are afforded a great deal

New National Honor Society members (front row from left): Angela Miguel, Matthew Marshall and Logan Wolf. Back row from left: Jillian Marena, Carly Walsh, Alicia Susi and Justin Drisdelle.

of freedom during their open study period. Currently at NHS, ninth-graders are only allowed to qualify for open study in their second semester at the high school. Seniors are afforded the opportunity to qualify for early release if they are in open study. This gives many seniors opportunities to participate in internships and hold jobs, while meeting our academic expectations. Our goal at NHS is to prepare students for college and careers. By affording students the opportunity to manage their free time and successfully managing their independence, we are preparing them for a future job site or college campus. A great number of the students are able to maintain their academic and

behavioral standing while learning to manage their independent time and studies. The success of the PBSM program is evident by analyzing the latest data from the first quarter of the 2013-14 school year. There are currently 1,002 out of 1,360 students at Newington High School who earned open study privileges for the second quarter. That translates to 74 percent of our student body meeting our current threshold of earning no less than all C- and one D on their report card. In addition, these students are meeting our behavioral expectation of less than three behavioral referrals. A particular celebration is evident in the data from the class of 2014. Currently, 85 percent of the senior

class is accessing open study privileges for the second quarter of the 2013-14 school year. The PBSM structure is also designed to support students who are not meeting our academic and behavioral expectations. Students who do not qualify for open study privileges are scheduled into structured study halls. Our structured study halls are supervised by classroom teachers and students are required to report to study and work on their academic studies during the period. The structured study offers a quiet, focused, area where students who are struggling academically can get the support and structure they need. Students in structured studies are allowed to visit academic teachers during their structured time to

get additional support. For example; a student who needs extra math support would be able to get permission from their classroom teacher to work with them during a structured study period. At Newington High School, we continue to enhance our academic and behavioral programs to support our student body. Our PBSM system provides a structure for our students who require supports and interventions, while affording students the opportunity to become independent and learn how to manage their independent time, studies and behavior. The Student Management system has been a success in aiding us in our mission of ensuring all students are College, Careers, and Citizenship ready.

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Wethersfield High School announces first quarter honor roll Wethersfield High School First Quarter Honor Roll High Honors Grade 9: Kady Allen, Holly Babineau, Lily Bello, Anthony Berry, Evan Booker, Taylor Bradley, Victoria Brazel, Jeffrey Bridges, Ashley Burkell, Melanie Burns, Anna Cannata, Mariana Carcia, Joseph Carilli, Devyn Clark, Laura Clark, Caroline Coyne, Destiny Cruz, Megan Darrell, Hannah Desrochers, Molly Desrochers, Fiona Dunn, Kyle Flynn, Zachary Forrest, Dorris Gallari, Lindsey Gordon, Griffin Grabowski, Emilie Gray, Lauren Hubschmitt, Kaitlyn Irace, Matthew Jablonka, Kathleen Kerekes, Maggie Krawczyk, Lynne Landers, Marissa Landry, Sarah Lawler, Kerry Lindquist, Erica MacLean, Katherine McDonald, Justin Michaud, Benjamin Milano, Emma Moller, Amiel Monasterial, Ashley Morrell, Aidan Nelson, Kate Parker, Connor Peterson, Mary Peterson, Phillip Rudak, Christopher Santos, Alyssa Schroll, Nora Serrao, Trisha Signorello, Gabriela Silva, Jacklyn Snide, Angela Sollima, Sarina Tucker, Olivia Tyler, Samantha Urban, Ricardo Velez, Christian Venditti, Brian Vu, Shaelyn Way, Brian Weed, Jocelyn Wilcox, Yiqian Zhuo Grade 10: Natalie Albrecht, Claudia Barone, Alexander Bartis, Gabrielle Bielak, Zachary Birdsall, Andrea Bucknam, Summer Budaj, Matthew Burwell, Lauren Cardenas, Rachel Caruk, Zachary Confalone, David Dale, Abigail Davis, Zoe Direnzo, Carter Dizes, Stephanie Emmanuel, Kristina Ercolani, Rosmarie Faienza, Kristina Feliciano, Pierre Franklin, Barbara Freitas, Kacey Friedman, Taylor Galusha, Dareca Garib, Taylor Garrey, Peter Hahn, Natalie Heavren, Rebecca Hine, Andrew Hrdy, Alex Irizarry, Roxanne Jacobs, Jacob Johnson, Laura Kelly, Jacqueline Klepinger, Leonie Koellmer, Katherine Lamberti, Caroline Logozzo, Leah MacFarlane, Anthony Machado, Julia Martin, Anna Mayo, Abigale Monasterial, Xheni Muco, Connie Nguyen, Grace Nichols, Agnes Ning, Madelyn O’Connor, Hailey Olesen, Navarre Pratt, Alexis Price, Daniel Purinton, Charles Renaud, Jose Rivera, Gabriela Rizzo-Velez, Venezio Santoro, John

Schmid, Brianna Shive, Diana Sitnik, Joshua Smith, Joseph Sottile, Colin Stewart, Mikayla Toce, Alyssa Tonucci, Madeline Turcotte, Colin Tyler, Riggs Unajan, Megan Ward, Allison Weed, Karol Wroblewski, Michelle Yanaros

Varca, Nopell Wong, Jason Yanaros, Steven Yatrousis, Joseph Zocco

Grade 11: Lucas Amestoy, Brayson Bernard, Christina Bobbitt, Chelsea Carilli, Anthony Colon, Claire Copeland, Reina DeJesus, Alyssa DeRocher, Evelyn Diaz Echevarria, Dijana Dujmovic, Cassandra Epp, Ruth Eragene, Andrew Forgetta, Jason Gallo, Lian Hoffman, Joseph Iallonardo, Stanislav Kamenytskiy, Morgan Krom, Kass Lambrecht, Kayla Litke, Kayla Litwinko, Samantha Martin, Hope Mathis, Ioana Moldovan, Candis Nunez, Ashley Perez, Anthony Portonova, Taylor Ramos, Gabriella Serrao, Brittany Sitler, Lindsay Streett, Christopher Tawrel, Lisa Trinh, Gage Turcotte, Matthew Turcotte, Isenia Vargas

Grade 9: Julian Amestoy, Allison Anderson, Nicole Arcari, Rachel Bahouth, Evan Bernard, Matthew Bodington, Luke Bresnahan, Jack Breton, Chianna Calafiore, Jacob Colbath, Audrey Coleman, Andrew Console, Elizabeth Craig, Christopher Cravero, Dylan Dellafera, Evelyn DeVaux, Dina DiMarco, Matthew DiMattia, Erica Evans, Jessalyn Figueroa, Breanna Flores, Enrique Flores, Ryan Flynn, Maeve Foley, Monique Gardon, Wandalie Gomez, Garret Grant, Collin Grottke, Amanda Hardy, Bridget Hattie, Admir Hodzic, Arlindi Hoxha, Idalis Irizarry, Emily Kallajian, Alexander Kauffman, Matthew Keefe-Stefanik, Briyanna Labbie, Kevin Landrigan, Jordan Laske, Timothy Laurito, Megan Lauzon, Aleah Livingston, Noelani Liz, William Maciolek, Caleigh Martin, Olivia McGrath, Michael Murphy, Allison Nargi, Alexis Ocasio-Emilian, Elvira Osmanovic, Andreya Patinha, Matthew Pazdziora, Emma Peak, Hannah Pearce, Brianna Platania, Christian Prado, Zana Preniqi, Madeline Raffalo, Madison Raposo, Jessica Roberts, Thomas Roberts, Samantha Rosa, Evan Setzko, Eric Shields, Aidan Sitler, Jessica Sitler, Katherine Skowronek, Peter Skowronek, David Szymanowski, Bianca Tata, Sabrina Torres, Casey Urso, Adam Veilleux, Payton Viner, Tevin Walker, Samantha Zapor, Arben Zoto, Jillian Zuidema

Grade 12: Connor Albrecht, Christopher Aquino, Demi Arroyo, Samuel Baldwin, Stephen Ballard, Bianca Bobadilla, Timothy Braren, Danielle Bromberg, Kate Burkell, Faith Burnett, Daniel Camilliere, Heather Ciarletto, Victoria Cipolla, Alexandra Comeau, Victoria Cormier, Gregory Corning, Ryan Costello, Haley Daniels, Thomas DeAngelo, Rachel DiNatalie, Anthony Drake, Sidney Eragene, Teaghan Fallon, Nancy Glynn, Mariah Gonzalez, Margaret Gornicz, Jessica Goyette, Jessica Gray, Brendan Hickey, Connor Jones, Cassandra Kauffman, Kenneth Kaminski, Benjamin Kaminski, Gina Lanzano, Ksanthipi Lapa, Andrew Lucibella, Carlos Maile-Estrella, Sabrina Maldonado, Jordan Manchester, Analissa Mandile, Kelly McDonald, Zachary Mullin, John Murphy, Carly Nasatka, Elizabeth Neilan, Matthew Nicoletti, Jacob Nicoletti, Trevor Nyren, Olivia O’Connor, Kanat Osmonov, Daniela Ospina, Kristany Perez, Jamie Piscitello, Nicholas Quadrato, Daria Repoli, Ashley Robles, Alexandra Saharek, Katrina Schoell, Nicholas Signorello, Manuel Silva, David Skau, Rebecca Skowronek, Geoffrey Skowronek, Christina Slayton, Jenna Snide, Samuel Solberg, Helen Stec, Brendan Stewart, Kelsey Sullivan, Zane Tatro, David Thomas, Joshua Torres, Cindy Trinh, Jessica Tucker, Nicole

General Honors

Grade 10: Alicia Ademi, Kris Agolli, Sara Aguilar, Madison Albright, Mediha Alihodzic, Lauren Arienzale, Briley Bartone, Valentina Birritta, Luis Bolorin, Dilan Cabral, Alexandria Casertano, Veronica Catricala, Lillian Ciarletto, Matthew Cloutier, Matthew Colangelo, Samuel Cook, Rachel Craig, Travis Crandall, Leiah Cutkomp, Dionna Davis, Kevin Davoren, Christina DeAngelo, Emma Detrick, Donato DiCioccio, Alyssa DiFiore, Gloria Dishnica, David Edwards, Megan Fabi, Christina Faienza, Vincent Fazio, David Gagnon, Harris Gallari, James Garofalo, Sawyer Gaunt,

Ian Gingrave, Emily Gjuzi-Pantaleon, Lewis Glynn, Aleysia Green, Daniel Griffin, Brenden Griffith, Destini Hall, Joshua Halla, William Hart, Megan Hoisl, Enisa Hoxha, Meagan Humphrey, Nick Huynh, Taylor Jones, Redona Karamanaj, Alyja Kelly, Michael Kelly, Tate Knapp, Ildi Koni, Hazim Korkutovic, Alan Ky, Amanda Lamore, Benjamin Lepo, Rachel Llorens, Barbara Lombardo, Jack Malizia, Toryn Malone, Matthew Marena, Zachary Martin, Melissa Matarazzo, Matthew McAlister, Julia Migliorati, Paulina Migliorati, Cameron Molloy, Emily Moody, Natalia Negron, Andrew Nicki, Ansley Nix, Daniel O’Brien, Hayley Orkins, Bhavya Patel, Ronaldo Piroli, Joseph Rago, Kaeleigh Rakus, Jake Reichelt, Mason Rodriguez, Delia Rondinelli, Yoselin Rosales, Jared Salemi, Daniel Sanni-Thomas, Stacy Santa Cruz, Gina Santapaola, Jessie Sanzo, Daniel Schroeder, Caroline Schryver, Taylor Scutari, Ingela Shannahan, Dean Sienna, Jacob Skowronek, James Slayton, Devon Smith, Troy Stegman, Luke Surawski, Zaid Tahir, Rongwei Tan, Ana Torres, Andrew Turgeon, Gianmarco Venditti, Emma Walsh, Rachel Way, Matthew Wilson, Eric Wright Grade 11: Grace Alpert, Sebastian Amodeo, Zachary Angelucci, Jacob Arcouette, Shayla Bailey, Tristen Banks, Gianna Bielenda, Samantha Bonfiglio, Michael Brady, Julia Buyak, Pasquale Cannata, Jay Clement, Yarlyn Collado, Emma Copeland, Brookelyn Cornelio, Susan Davis, Julianna DeBarge, Emily Derick, Giancarlo DiGiacomo, Michael Dikegoros, Nicole DiLoreto, Andrew Dowd, Thomas Duggan, Jennifer Elmasllari, Caroline Even, Jordan Everett, Teresa Feijoo, Madeline Fulton, Kayla Generis, Bryce Gentino, Gabrielle Gionfriddo, Tyler Godlewski, Solomiya Golovatska, Daniel Gwozdz, Merisa Hamidovic, Dennis Harrington, Timothy Hendron, Zachary Hetherman, Jacob Houlihan, Abigail Huntington, Zijada Huseinovic, Christopher Jablonka, Brandon Johnson, Rebecca Johnson, Leaja Johnson, Marko Kaurin, Kyle Kelley, Megan Kieselback, Chloe Knapp, Katherine Kolaczenko, Esmeralda Korkutovic, Hoang Lam, Evan Laske, Emily Lauzon, Alexander Lin, James Malizia,

Yianni Mantziaris, Pearl Matteson, Estefania Maya, Ryan McCarty, Joshua Mikoleit, Daniella Minichino, Patrick Mozzicato, Patrick Murphy, Jarrod Nelson, Traceston Newton, Michael O’Leary, Alexandra Paulakos, Michael Pazdziora, Laurie Peluso, Callem Persson, Christopher Piccione, Alexia Reyes, Jaclyn Rocha, Angel Rodriguez, Taylor-Jean Rodriguez, Zachary Rosa, Dillon Roy, Eldina Salihovic, David Scales, Kyle Setzko, Nicole Silva, Wojciech Skowronek, Kevin Smith, Liam Stickley, Damir Stojcevic, Shane Sullivan, Sulman Tanveer, Gerard Tessier, Jeremy Vargas, Ashley Vasel, Cazima Velic, Gauri Verma, Joseph Wallowitz, Max Walter, Gloria Zhu Grade 12: Jaclyn Accarpio, Michael Albino, Alvi Aliaj, Aurora Amadeo, Alexander Ambrose, Emily Ballard, Kassandrah Banks, Michael Barry, Griffin Bartone, Rachel Beale, Richard Bielak Jr, Christopher Buccheri, Adrian Budas, Emily Buyak, Taylor Buysse, Ryan Byrne, Victoria Caires, Christopher Candee, Michael Carrozzella, Mark Cloutier, Ryan Colangelo, William Connor, Colin Curtin, Brittney Dalkowski, Nakeisha Deodat, Rena Dixon, Matthew Dow, Rosa Dubnansky, Brazos Ebner, Semra Efendic, Jason El-Hachem, Kiran Fatima, Tatiana Feliciano, Shreeya Gajraj, Janelle Gaudet, Olivia Gilbert, Michael Gingrave, Lauren Glendon, Marisa Gonzalez, Sebastiano Gulino, Kasey Hill, Kenan Hodzic, Jimmy Huynh, Dmytri Johnson, Ashley Katz, Cassandra Kauffman, Stavros Kavroudakis, Christopher Klepinger, Philip Ky, Alysha Laing, Aaron Lajara, Matthew Landrigan, William Livingston, Sara Luiz, James MacGovern, Mario Marena, Giulia Marini, Paul Matarazzo, Paige McDunnah, Ryan Melillo, Alexandra Meredith, Jenisse Miranda, Xhesi Morena, Taylor Motuzick, Alexander Mullin, Ryan Nowak, Taylor Nyari, Trevor Nyren, Karolyn Olsen, Kamila Orzechowski, Austin Pallone, Kayla Parmanand, Michael Patrizzo, Joel Perez, Stephanie Peterson, Filiza Preniqi, Michael Rago, Brendan Rascius, Amelia Roberts, Katelyn Rutty, Alexandra Saharek, Briana Santana, Jamie Sanzo, Tsampika-Kitsa Savvis, Kara Sitnik, Jessica Tallo, Abigail Vermeal

Auditions for ‘Disney’s Aladdin Kids’

The Newington Children’s Theatre Company is accepting audition appointments for kids ages 8-18 for its upcoming musical, “Disney’s Aladdin Kids.” Auditions are by appointment Saturday, Jan. 11, and Sunday, Jan. 12, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Rehearsals begin Jan. 15. Performances are March 7-16 (Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.) Auditions, rehearsals and performances will take place at the NCTC Performing Arts Theatre, 743 N.

Mountain Road. Children are asked to prepare one musical theater song of their choice, as well as one monologue from the audition packet available for download at (or receive a hard copy at the theater). To set up your child’s audition appointment, or for more information, call (860) 666-NCTC (6282). While there is no cost to audition, if cast, there is a $250 participation fee. Not quite 8 years old? NCTC has opened enrollment for their In

Performance: Aladdin class. Throughout the four-week session, children ages 5-8 have the opportunity to learn basic acting techniques, as well as, songs and movement in preparation to become part of the ensemble of Disney’s Aladdin. There are two sessions: Wednesdays, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 5, and Saturdays, from 10 to 11 a.m., beginning Feb. 8. Space is limited. Registration is required (Registration form available online at Cost $100.

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Local News | Obituaries Claire Maher Hull of South Glastonbury, having lived 101 and a half years, peacefully succumbed to old age Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at her home with her beloved daughter, Marilyn Skelley, by her side. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years Richard Hull in 1986 and her oldest daughter, Jeanne Carroll, died in 2000. Claire was born July 13, 1912, the youngest of five daughters to Richard and Mildred Maher in Middletown, Conn. In her teens she moved to Hartford where she resided with her husband and family until 1977, the year she moved to Newington for 33 years. She worked many years at Hartford Hospital as a ward secretary. After that she was proud of her volunteer work and for years delivered meals-on-wheels and also worked as a volunteer

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at the Jefferson House in Newington. She retired at the age of 97, most patients not realizing she was years older than them. She was an amazingly beautiful, strong, vibrant woman, driving until the age of 99 and keeping her own home until six months ago, when her heart began to tire. She loved her large family, family get-togethers, spending summers at Green Hill Beach in Rhode Island, cooking meals and lunch with friends. Besides her daughter, Marilyn Skelley, she leaves behind seven grandchildren, Eileen Savoy of Auburn, Mass., William Skelley of Longmeadow, Mass., Daniel

Carroll of West Springfield, Mass., Brenda Straker of South Glastonbury, Brian Carroll of Bristol, Conn., Tracy Carroll of Northampton, Mass., and Maura Oldenburg of East Longmeadow, Mass. She also leaves 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday, Dec. 31, in St. Augustine Church, 55 Hopewell Road, South Glastonbury. Burial followed in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill. There were no calling hours. She was devoted to daily Mass on television so she would appreciate donations in her name to be made to the Office of Radio and Television, Archdiocese of Hartford, 15 Peach Orchard Road, Prospect, CT 06712. For online condolences, please visit

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ZENTANGLE CREATIONS: Through Jan. 31 Certified Zentangle teacher Kelley Kelly will be displaying her Zentangle creations in the Community Room of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library, 95 Cedar St. Kelly graduated from Smith College with a degree in music and studied fine art photography in graduate school. She fell so utterly and completely in love with Zentangle that she went off to visit its founders to train as a certified Zentangle teacher. In addition to displaying, Kelly will teach two classes at the library: Intro to Zentangle for Teens Thursday, Jan. 16, at 6:30 p.m. and Intro to Zentangle for Adults Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. Space is limited to 20 and will be filled on a first-come, firstserved basis. Register by calling (860) 665-8700 or in person at the Adult Information Desk. The exhibit may be viewed during regular library hours when the Community Room is not in use for a scheduled program: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Exhibit is free and open to the public. (860) 665-8700.

TEEN ANIME CLUB: Tuesday, Jan. 7, 3 to 4:30 p.m. For ages 13-18. Anime Club is back! The club meets once a month to watch anime and snack on pocky. Registration is necessary by calling (860) 665-8700.

FRIENDS WINE & CHEESE SOCIAL: Friday, Jan. 24, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (Snow date Jan. 31) Join us for an evening in the library for wine tasting, beer tasting, great conversation, savory refreshments and a few surprises. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door and will be available at the Adult Information Desk. THRIVING IN THE MIDST OF CHANGE: Monday, Jan. 6, 6:30 p.m. Join MaryAnn D’Ambrosio, energy healer, author and coach, as she guides you through the process that unites your personal strengths with your passion for success. Learn how to access and align your success zone, daily practices that will move you forward, plus techniques that provide energy to thrive even during times of change. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the program. Regis-

PHOTO EDITING SITES: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 6:30 p.m. This class will be a demonstration of selected web sites for digital photo editing and storage. This session will be a lecture format. Registration required. Call the library at (860) 665-8700 to register. BROWN BAG IT WITH A DOCUMENTARY: Dance the Winter Blues Away — Join us on Thursdays in January at noon for the screening of four uplifting and critically acclaimed documentaries that celebrate the art of dance. Bring your lunch. Desserts and beverages will be provided. No registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Jan. 9 — “First Position” — This award-winning documentary follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet. Running time is 90 minutes. Jan. 16 — “Jig” — Filmmakers were given access for the very first time to the little known world of competitive Irish Dancing focusing on the remarkable story of the 40th Irish Dancing World Championships, held in March 2010 in Glasgow. Running time is 90 minutes. Jan. 23 — “Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History” — This documentary takes an extensive and celebratory look at the history of the Hollywood musical, as well as all singing and dancing on screen. Running time is 108 minutes. Jan, 30 — “Mad, Hot Ballroom” — An inspiring documentary that looks inside the lives of New York City school kids on a journey into the world of ballroom dancing, an unexpected are-

na where they discover new frontiers about attitude, movement, style and commitment. Running time is 105 minutes. TECH TROUBLESHOOTING WITH TEENS: Thursday, Jan. 9, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Attention all adults! Stop by with the gadgets that drive you crazy and let our teen techs help you. This list can include but is not limited to: cell phones and text messaging, e-readers, Facebook, cameras, email, videogames, and iPods. WEIGHT LOSS WITH DR. CHRISTINE LOUDEN: Thursday, Jan. 9, 7 p.m. Want to shed those holiday pounds? Maybe some baby weight — even though the babies are out of college now? Whatever the reason, let naturopath Dr. Christine Louden, of the Connecticut Center for Health safely guide your weight loss with this informational program. Register at the Adult Information Desk or call (860) 665-8700.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS FAMILY STORYTIME: Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Stories, songs and more for the whole family all year ‘round. No registration is necessary. WINTER STORYTIMES: Session runs Jan. 6 to Feb. 20: Weekly storytimes are drop-in, with no registration required. All programs are free of charge. Please check the library’s website at library or call the Children’s Dept. at (860) 665-8720 with any questions. PLAY WITH US! Tuesdays, Jan, 7, 14, 21 and 28, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Join us for this program geared for families with young children who have special needs. Meet with birth to 3-year-old resource professionals and socialize with your peers. All are welcome. No registration is necessary. NUTMEGMANIA FOR CHILDREN; Wednesday, Jan. 8, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Talk to friends about your favorite Nutmeg books and hear about others, play games, enter raffles and more. Starting in November, stop by the Children’s Department to get a raffle ticket for each Nutmeg book you read. A winner will be picked each month and at the party. Children ages 8 and up who have read some of the Nutmeg books are welcome. No registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. PLAY FOR ALL: Saturday, Jan. 11, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Come join us for a special needs play group, giving parents the opportunity to talk, support and encourage each other, while allowing their children time to play and socialize together. No registration is necessary. Co-sponsored by Newington UNICO. WE ALL GET READY TO READ!: Mondays, Jan. 13 and 27, and Feb. 3 and 10, 6 p.m. Family Place Libraries and the National Center for Learning Disabilities have partnered to present a program designed especially for the “graduates” of the Parent/Child Workshop and Play for All attendees (children ages 4-7,) and their caregivers. We All Get Ready to Read! is an early literacy activity program designed to help parents make sure that young children have the skills they need to be ready to learn to read. Registration required. Call the Children’s Department at (860) 6658720 to register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. READ, RATTLE AND ROLL! Tuesday, Jan. 14, noon. Welcome to a music and movement program for 3 and 4 year-olds featuring books that “sing” and lots of music! Call the Children’s Department at (860) 665-8720 to register. COOKBOOK CLUB: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m. Cool snacks on a cold night! Chefs in grades 3-6 will mash, mix and roll an Oreo snowball. Call (860) 665-8720 to register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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NEWINGTON EVENTS CALENDAR MOVING FORWARD GROUP: Ready to move on after your divorce? Come talk about dating,or anything relevant to relationships. Also, make new friends. Check out our Moving Forward Group which meets at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 3, and Jan. 17 at the First Congregational Church, 355 Main St., Cromwell. DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP: The Divorce Support Group that was in Wethersfield, now has a new location. The group will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31 at First Congregational Church 355 Main St., Cromwell. The church parking lot and the church are separated by two houses. If you know anyone going through a divorce, thinking about divorce, or a relationship breakup, let them know about this group of caring compassionate people. NEWINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 2014-15

COURSE SELECTION PROGRAM: The Newington High School Counseling Department will hold the Course Selection Program for 2014-15 school year for parents of students in Grades 8 through 11 Monday, Jan. 6 at Newington High School. Grade 8 parents will meet in the NHS cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. Grades 9 to 11 parents will meet in the NHS auditorium at 7 p.m. (Snow date will be Tuesday, Jan. 7). The Course Selection Program will include discussion on programs offered at Newington High School, graduation requirements, course levels, and weighting. Join us for this informative evening and if you have any questions, call the Newington High School Counseling Office. NEWINGTON SENIOR & DISABLED CENTER EVENTS: Bright and Bold: John Bower opens a new season of

art with his exhibition of exciting and colorful paintings of vintage stores and homes in the cafeteria of the Newington Senior Center, 120 Cedar St. Hours: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., weekdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Winter-themed Quilts: Anna Tufankjian, master quilter, exhibits quilts in the south foyer of the Newington Senior Center, 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Women’s Clubs of Connecticut offers memorial scholarships to qualified women. Applicants must possess a minimum 3.0 average and must have completed at least two years of undergraduate study at an institute of higher education. For more information, contact Maureen Reale of the Newington Woman’s Club, sponsor of the scholarship, at (860) 666-5325.

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH SERVICES: Grace Episcopal Church, 124 Maple Hill Ave., church services: Sunday: Holy Eucharist, 9 a.m.; Tuesday: Morning Prayer, 8:30 a.m.; Saturday: Welcome Table Breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m. office@gracechurchnew. org; (860) 666-3331.

NEWINGTON SKI CLUB MEETINGS: NSC holds regular meetings on the first, third and fourth Thursday of each month from September through April at 8 p.m. at the Polish American Club, 140 Wilson Ave., Newington. For more information and to join visit,


DROP-IN MEDITATION CLASSES: DropIn Meditation Classes will be held Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to noon, at

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1655 Main St. Classes include guided meditations, brief advice from Buddha’s teachings and time for discussion. $10 or free for members. No on turned away for lack of funds. This class is offered by Odiyana Center, a Connecticut-based non-profit. Pre-registration is appreciated. info@odiyana. org / (860) 266-6041. MS SUPPORT GROUP: The Newington MS Support Group meets at the Newington Senior and Disabled Center, 120 Cedar St., from noon to 2 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. There are more than 6,000 Connect For more information, contact Charlie at (860) 667-1314 or Tom at (860) 236-2751. For more information on MS visit or call the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter at (800) FIGHT MS.


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birds could achieve a habitat there. Some trees have been replaced by wildflowers and native grasses. “With the snow predicted for Friday, there might be conditions for animal and bird tracks in the snow that we haven’t seen in awhile,” Woodworth said Tuesday, recalling one instance when visitors spotted a trail of tiny mouse tracks ending in an intersection of wing prints and bird tracks. He descibes such treasured sightings as “nature in action.” The GMCT’s winter walks begin in the towns of Wethersfield, Glastonbury, Rocky Hill and East Hartford. Listed Visitors make their way through the Wood Parcel in Wethersfield in the snow last January. below is a schedule of the 2014 Wethersfield walks. To learn about the other events, visit ∎ Saturday, Jan 4, 10 to 11:30 a.m. meet Jim Woodworth at 160 Middletown Ave, south of Maple Street, on GMCT’s Wood Parcel. ∎  Saturday, Jan 11, 10 a.m. to noon, meet Jim Woodworth at 412 Hartford Ave., corner of Jordan Lane, for a short walk through the new gate to the Wolf parcel and DeMille easement. Observe grassland habitat improvements made with the help of a WHIP grant and gather trash depending on the snow cover. Stay for a longer walk up Hartford Avenue and out along the Hartford dike to the river. ∎  Saturday, Feb. 1, 9 to 11 a.m., meet rvices with all se l ta Jim Woodworth and Goodwin College’s n e d f o e ng Bruce Morton, program director of rtable office. e offer a full ra fo W m o c r u o in environmental studies, at the Putnam rformed Park parking lot, 100 Great Meadow Whitening procedures pe • s e g Road, just north of the Putnam Bridge. rowns & Brid • Extraction The group will peel away the centuries • Implants, C stry to imagine the river bank before the • Dentures osmetic Denti C • bridge and explore the 300-plus acre entistry • Invisalign Crow Point property owned by Goodwin • Complete D College. Observe the process of nature reclaiming the land and waterways excavated for fill to build the highway across Superior Restorations 103 Market Square • Newington the ancient farmland and wetlands of the w o in 1 Visit N great meadows. 860-666-1466

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and a sense of security, because children can more easily be Even before babies can talk, understood by their caregivers. some are learning to commu“It helps them communicate nicate by sign language. Now things that are kind of abstract, Newington parents have an things they don’t have words for, opportunity to share with their like feelings,” she explained. own children this skill, which For these reasons, baby signexperts say has a multitude of ing has become an international benefits. phenomenon and a trend among Parks and new parents. Recreation staff “Parents compiled the are starting d e p a r t m e n t ’s to realize the winter program more tools guide before we give our they scheduled children at a the eight-week younger age Sign and Play the better course, which they are able begins Saturday, to communiJan. 11. cate,” Freese “Now we’re said. “Babies trying to spread are naturalthe word,” said ly signers so Sharon Glasson, we’re simrecreation ply giving supervisor. them the Sue Freese, sign language who also vocabulary teaches the they need to d e p a r t m e n t ’s clearly comMusic Together municate program, will with us.” serve as Sign Children and P lay Erica Schmitt | Staff tend to pick Susan Freese, instructor of Newinstructor. up signs “She’s got a ington Parks and Recreation’s new sometimes great person- Sign and Play course. more quickly ality and she’s then adults. really great “It’s a real working with kids and parents,” bonding experience between Glasson continued. “When we parent and child,” explained heard about this opportunity, Freese, adding, “It also reduces it was really intriguing to us tantrums as children get older, because there is a trend towards because there’s a lot of frusteaching young children to sign. tration that goes along with We have a great group of parents communication.” who are very active with their The Sign and Play course young children in Newington so runs for eight Saturdays, Jan. 11 we thought this program would through March 1, from 10:45 be very successful here.” to 11:30 a.m. A $130 course fee Newborns up to children age includes all classes, along with a five are welcome to participate family handbook, instructional in the course with their parents. DVD and other course mateFamilies will learn and prac- rials. A free demo session will tice signs together in a playful be held this Saturday from 9:30 setting that incorporates popu- to 10:15 a.m. in the Mortensen lar chants and nursery rhymes. Community Center Arts & They will also take with them Crafts Room. Pre-registration is the tools they need to make required. For more information sign language a regular part of or to register, call Newington their children’s everyday activ- Parks and Recreation at (860)ities, including a handbook to 665-8666. practice at home. According to Freese, learning Erica Schmitt can be reached at to sign can stimulate cognitive (860) 225-4601, ext. 210, or language and instill confidence


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New year will be 105th for Newington Health Care resident

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NEWINGTON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS Cassandra DeCorleto of Newington received an Associates in Science in General Studies degree from Manchester Community College. The following local students were named to the President’s List at Goodwin College for the summer session: Newington: Moraith Bittel, Brittani Cloutier, Michelle Davis, Sharon Glasgow, Bhartie Haribaran, Agnes Lewicki, Monica Rosado, Danielle Vaccaro, and Alba Vazquez. The following local students merited

a spot on the Dean’s List at Goodwin College, East Hartford: Newington: Melissa Adams, Moraith Bittel, Brittani Cloutier, Michelle Davis, Diane DeDominicis, Kevin Demers, Kaitlyn Donofrio, Jeana Earn, Jessica Fenlason, Danielle Giansanti, Sharon Glasgow, Bhartie Haribaran, Andrew Ivanick, Rory Leslie, Agnes Lewicki, Ebony Lopez, Lynne Maston, Ashley Oakes, Lisa Ratti, Lisa Rivard, Monica Rosado, Danielle Vaccaro, Alba Vazquez, Erin Welch. The University High School of Science and Engineering, a STEM and Early

College Model magnet high school on the University of Hartford campus in Hartford, has announced the first quarter honor roll. Newington: Pranathi Avula, Grade 9, Honor Roll; Roshini Avula, Grade 10, High Honors; Nicholas Marko, Grade 12, Honor Roll; Carly McCarthy, Grade 10, High Honors; Conor McCusker, Grade 10, Honor Roll; Sean McCusker, Grade 12, Honor Roll; James Mouthaan, Grade 10. Forty-five academically outstanding area residents earned a spot on the first quarter honor roll at Northwest Cath-

olic High School. Newington students include: First Honors: Asa Guest (Newington) – Grade 9; Oliver Hasson (Newington) – Grade 10; Francesca Link (Newington) – Grade 9 Angela Miguel (Newington) – Grade 11; Logan Wolf (Newington) – Grade 11 Second Honors: Luisa Anquillare (Newington) – Grade 12; Erin Feeney (Newington) – Grade 10; Madeleine Hasson (Newington) – Grade 9; Virgil Rona (Newington) – Grade 9; Joshua Stumpf (Newington) – Grade 11 Honorable Mention:

Rachel Elliott (Newington) – Grade 10; Zachary Houldcroft (Newington) – Grade 11 Xavier High School, Middletown, has announced the first term honor roll. The following local students are included: Newington, Honors: Keith Murphy and Austin Hurwitz. Michael Piskorz, Newington, a member of the Class of 2015, has achieved first honors at East Catholic High School, Manchester.

Newington High School announces first quarter honor roll Grade 9

High Honors Stephanie Akosa, Megan Andrews, Emily Austin, Lauren Brooks, Abigail Buslewicz, Abigail Cabral, Lauryn Callahan, Patrick Callahan, Ryan Cappellucci, Emily Carle, Robert Ciaffaglione, Paul Ciarcia, Mitchell Coia, Tyler Coleman, Vinh Dau, Iryna Demyanova, Gabriela Disla Suarez, Thomas Doyle, Justin Durocher, Symantha Fazzino, Jillian Forauer, Nicholas Gallicchio, Jason Gamble, McKenna Gernander, Cassaundra Gonzalez, Ryan Grande, Matthew Hamill, Journee Hardaway, Alexandra Hernandez, Susanna House, Mallory Jackson, Ayana Jacob, Ariya Jacob, Courtney Kamansky, Nisa Khandoker, Benjamin Labas, Kenneth Luna, Maria MacNeill, Allison Madrazo, Nicole Maldonado, Lindsey Mangiafico, Danielle Marino, Teodora Markova, Jason Marques, Alexis Mercado, Jacqueline Minor, Brianna Nedjoika, Tam Nguyen, Samantha Nunes, Nathaniel Page, Melanie Pantano, Catherine Parafati, Rishi Parikh, Alexis Pestrichello, Natalia Petrykowska, Natalie Remiszewski, Lauren Rioux, Jeremy Rippel, Emily Robinson, Corinda Sanford, Tiffany Santos, Austin Sargent, Tyler Savluk, Taylor Sharp, Charlotte Shepherd, Nickolas Sherman, Nicole Sliwinski, Brandon Spada, Alexander Stolarczyk, Madison Suchocki, Roselyn Terrazos-Moreno, Makaiyah Thompson, Jennifer Tougas, Joanna Tran, Maxwell Turgeon, Daniel Vala, Elaina Vass, Julianna Vass, Jessica Veilleux, Kira Venables, Oksana Veres, Benjamin Weyman, David Winslow

Grade 10 High Honors Ron Abraham, Syed Asar, Rebecca Bernardo, Connor Buckley, Jennifer Casparino, Aeisha Cirunay, Sarah Ericson, Eric Evon, Cameron Fedina, Isha Jinwala, Maryjane Johnson, Alexa Lazarowski, Karen Martinez, Austin Matteson, Haylee Morgan, Raymond Neistat, Kimberly Nguyen, Tanvi Patel, Douglas Phan, Kiera Sheehan, Olesya Shturypita, Johnny Sit, Anna Waldzinska, Victoria Zysk

Grade 11 High Honors Emil Abraham, Abbas Akbar, Selena Almedina, Khaled Alsaqri, Steffany

Alverio, Giuseppe Amenta, Paolo Amenta, Olufemi Arimoro, Sokaina Asar, Paulina Baclawska, Megan Baker, Ariana Bengtson, Alison Boghosian, Macee Buckley, Tyler Callahan, Madeleine Causapin, Timothy Chan, Francisco Chang, Sherin Cheriyan, Caylin Cyr, Christina D’Agata, Viet Dau, Alyssa DePaolis, Chelsea Egbuna, Pascale Ferrara, Adrienne Fisher, Emalie Freitas, Kayla Gardner, Emily Giantonio, Austin Girouard, Alexandra Hac, Kayla Jacunski, Ayoung Jung, Olivia Karanian, Bartlomiej Kolcz, Mrunmayi Kulkarni, Kyle Lacson, Hayley Lapierre, Veronika Latawiec, Kelley Lawrence, Vincent Li, Kaitlynn Lopes, Samuel Lostocco, Susan McCormick, Emily Molstad, Kevin Moore, Johnathan Mumford, Melissa Nedjoika, Alyssa Nisotis, Alexandra Oliveira, Anthony Orwa, Shivani Patel, Bethany Re, Peter Richmond, Wilmarie Rodriguez, Natalia Rozio, Amy Saji, Mirla Sales, Juliana Santos, Dhrumil Shah, Kelsey Simeone, Erin Sobolewski, Joey Spada, Bailey Stine, Kassidy Stine, Roman Szewczak, Carleen Tan, Emanuela Tarantello, Shelby Townsend, Jessica Weaver, Karissa Weeden, Jamie Zelek, Brendan Zotti

Grade 12 High Honors Riya Abraham, Jennifer Akosa, David Anastasio, Abigail Benner, Pauline Bielaszka, Jenna Bilodeau, Wiktoria Bis, Emily Bowtruczyk, Laura Buonocore, Jennifer Burton, Megan Chasse, Gary Chow, Francis Kyle Cielo, Melissa Corcoran, Kristina Correia Carvalho, Heather DeLude, Melissa Doolan, Kristina Drollinger, Long Du, Connor Ericson, Lindsie Esau, Bryan Esposito, Allison Estey, Emily Evon, Chioma Ezete, Mathew Fammartino, Alize Febles, Emily Forauer, Pawel Fortuna, Alyssa Frohock, Peter Galante, Jasmin Gallup, Dana Gionfriddo, Ada Golowiejko, Morgan Gonera, Alejandra Gonzalez, Taylor Gordon, Alicia Greenalch, Helena Haddad, Christopher Hasson, Bliss Joseph, Ashley Judd, Christian Junquera, David Karpf, Ted Keltonic, Jeremy Kemp, Artur Kolakowski, Daniel Kostecki, Stephanie Kowalski, Nicole Lacasse, Casey Luiz, Nicole Macniak, Tyler Mangiafico, Hannah Martin, Talia Maselli, Kira Mason, Asher Masood, Ryan McMahon, Riley McManus, Selina Mendes, Mariah Mendes, Amy Miller, Brian Morganti, Olivia Neistat, Mira Patel, Pari Patel, Christina Petillo, Anna Petronio, Lauren Planas, Patrycja Puka, Tiffany Ratajczak, Naomi Richelieu, Isaiah Rivera, Daniel Roberts,

Michael Rubalsky, Allison Rusgrove, Daniel Sadowniczyk, Sean Santerre, Michael Schumacher, Emma Shooshan, Jason Simonides, Mary Sirois, Alexander Skonieczny, Patryk Sochocki, Nicole Stepak, Jennifer Suarez, Jessica Suarez, Melanie Szahaj, Camden Tatsapaugh Kavisha Thakkar, Kelly Tinkham, Kirsten Valade, Scott Veilleux, Kurt Werner, Deniz Yetil Grade 9 Honors

Hannah Aforismo, Andrew Alekseiko, Batool Ali, Michael Allo, James Ancona, Katelyn Andrews, Brian Baglan, Tyler Bailey-Lockery, Admir Basha, Kacey Blais, Caitlyn Bolduc, Alex Bowen, Arayana Bracken, Angela Breault, Tamayra Brown, Alexandra Brysgel, Samantha Burnett, Jacqueline Callaghan, Austin Caracciolo, Brianna Caro, Matthew Cassone, Bahar Celikis, Monica Chabros, Katherine Cronin, Heriberto Cruz, Michael Dano, Gabriella DeRiu, Briana DeSouza, Yanelly Del Valle, Bibi Duah, Jenna Dube, Lindsey Fairbank, Aleksandra Fiedziukiewicz, Gage Garcia, Luke Gilchrest, Austin Gillis, Marielle Godbolt, Andrea Hall, Samantha Hammond, Zachary Harmon, Matthew Hawley, Noah Hedberg, Karli Hellman, Allysia Houck, Elena Hynes, Gabrielle Jacunski, Mariester Jara, Yash Jinwala, Ariel Keen, Rebecca Klett, Martha Krawczynski, Katerina Lagace, Matthew Lallier, Jalanie Lawrence, Brittney Lenzi, Madison Lewicki, Haley Mack, Olivia Maldonado, Neve Manion, Bruno Marques, Madison Marques, Ahmer Masood, Denny Mathew, Matthew McKinnon, Alexandra Michaud, Cassandra Moree, Brittany Nedjoika, Alex Nizielski, Carlos Ortiz, Courtney Panek, Manav Patel, Isabella Pilkey, Diana Pinho, Jonathan Plavcan, Edgar Polanco, Alexa Rinaldi, Aliana Rivera, Matthew Roberts, Jacey Rodriguez, Ananicole Rumley, Bassma Saeed, Victoria Salvatore, Mitchell Sanders, Zachary Saunders, Elina Shahmarova, Cameron Shaw, Christopher Silva, Victoria Skonieczny, Joey Terranova, Christian Twano, Emma Valade, Bradley Vion, Theresa Visconti, Katherine Volyanik, Karlene Welles, Gabriella Wolf, Bailey Womack, Jeffrey Zimmerman

Grade 10 Honors Sophia Ancona, Emily Andrzejewski,

Zachary Angelillo, Flavio Arapi, Samantha Arasimowicz, Aliana Ayuso, Clara Bartlett, Kenneth Bell, Alyssa Bellizzi, Caroline Bielaszka, Corryne Birchall, Elias Bitzarakis, Alexandrea Blanchflower, Chelsea Chaves, Bridget Cocheo, Victoria Cornell, Luis Cruz, Markella DeConti, Joey DiNino, Luca DiPaola, Maxwell Dietter, Valerie Dunsing, Amanda Famiglietti, Shaylynn Frazon, Anthony Gangi, Hayley Gilchrest, Nicholas Goldberg, Joshua Goldenberg, Nicholas Golebiewski, Isabella Gorski, Yoldalis Gutierrez, Brianna Huebner, Syed Hussain, Richard Junquera, Jakub Karpiej, Taimoor Khan, Kayla LaRosa, Deanna LaVoie, Tyler LeClair, Kaila Lozada, Mackenzie Luiz, Blake Mamaclay, Jordan Massini, Darin Mathew, Angelena McQuade, Rhyanna Mehan, Giovanna Montano, Joseph Montano, Michaela Murray, Lenny Ogando, Justin Owens, Prachi Patel, Deven Perez, Kyle Pierson, Michael Podgorniak, Nikolas Rojek, Rachel Rossignol, Victoria Ruskys, Matthew Saccavino, Megan Santerre, Elizabeth Christine Santic, Nicole Saucier, Hannah Silverwatch, Kayla Snyder, Yashvi Solanki, Marek Targonski, Nikki Truong, Victoria Usmanova ,Carly Wanner-Hyde, Evan Wetmore, Chance Wetmore, Megan Willgoos, McKayla Wyble

Grade 11 Honors Sarah Abrams, Grace Ancona, Jordan Aprea, Kyle Armour, Devin Arnold, Everette Austin, James Balducci, Haley Baronich, Emily Bielesz, Kaitlyn Bloomquist, Anthony Blumenthal, Olivia Burgos, Sean Callahan, Gabrielle Cappellucci, Daniel Casarotto, Kelly Coppola, Nicole Czerniawski, Justin Daly, Ruth Dauch, Ryan DeBlasio, Anna DeLeo, Gina Delzangle, Marco DiPaola, Sabrinna Fabi, Mariellis Figueroa, Alexis Fiore, Shannon Fleming, Kyah Flores, Nicole Forcellina, Weronika Fortuna, Adam Gacek, Andrew Gagnon, Joe George, David Giangrave, Meagan Gordon, Lauren Gunn, Tayvon Harper, Molly Hogan, Julie Iskra, Victoria Keen, Jameson Kenney, Andrey Klebanov, Nicole Klukowski, Caroline Krawczynski, Su-Xian Kuan, Stanislav Kukhniy, Anthony Kulowski, Diana Lenares, Aaron MacInnis, Elaina Madden, Jonathan Marcano, Austin Martins, John Matuzak, Samantha McDougal, Samantha McGrail, Joseph Misko, Bradley Mitchel, Evan Monteiro, Seann Morgan, Hope Mowchan, Ian Murphy, Petr Nikitin, Stephanie Oliva, Angela Oliva, Christina , Plourd,

McKayla Pratte, Matthew Racette, Evan Randich, Shanice Randolph, Marc-Yves Regis, Driana Rivera, Taijon Rivera, Raymond Robidoux, Matthew Rocco, Danielle Rocheleau, Joshua Rossignol, Tylar Roy, Patrick , Royce, Caroline Ryan, Rachel Ryan, Ivonne Sanchez, Selena Scata, Stephanie Schiralli, Adam Seguro, Anna-Marie Sellitto, Yeon Seo, Donte Servidone, Emily Shepherd, Michael Sherman, Toni Sousa, Gregory Stamm, Zachary Sutton, Erica Thureson, Jenna Trott, Ryan Turf, Marissa Veilleux, Douglas Vuong, Anna-Lena Wakefield, Monika Zysk

Grade 12 Honors Marie Allo, Loren Almarode, Yasmeen Alsaqri, Brianna Bilodeau, Kristen Blanchette, Robert Boisvert, William Boyko, Carlos Burgos, Steven Califano, Jena Cardoso, Ashley Cassone, Allison Clines, Jonathan Cloutier, Brittany Coco, Austin Collazo, Sarah Collin, Jessica Colonese, Nicole Couture, Michael Davies, Matthew DeDominicis, Michael DePaulo, Andrew Deguzis, Andres Del Valle, Julia Delgado, Brandon Dipierdomenico, Lindsay DuVerger, Victor Egbuna, Ashley Eiland, Matthew Felgate, Evan Field, Shelby Francis, Corina Frink, Shihani Ghazi, Christopher Giangrave, Edward Gibbon, Christopher Goldberg, Stasha Greenalch, Megan Grocki, Matthew Harackiewicz, Gary Jeffrey Harter, Kayshia Haughton, Brooke Hellman, Thomas Iacobucci, Aysha Iqbal, Henry Jimenez, Caitlin Johnson, Nupur Kaur, Nicholas Kelley, Nathaniel Kennedy, Heather Kenney, Najoua Khadrany, Shahrukh Khan, Nataliya Kloyzner, Sarah Krzeminska, Karina Kujawa, Shannon Kulac, Justin Kupec, Kanwaljeet Lalli, Nicole Leardi, Sandra Levinson, Spencer Lombard, Evan Mach, Neha Madeyanda, Nicholas Mamet, Sabrina Mancini, Allison Marino, John Massaro, Richard Medina, Shawn Meggie, Joshua Mendelsohn, Ryan Newton, Maria Parafati, Rima Parikh, Sharon Park, Heather Pizzoferrato, Svitlana Polova, Alyssa Portonova, Tyler Pulcini, Vareesha Rahman, Samelfi Raposo-Mena, Syeda Raza, Kevin Rodriguez, Nicholas Sanford, Joshua Scaringe, Khadija Shahid, Justyna Sikorska, Hannah Sisson, Marlene Suarez, Kurt Swenor, Taylor Trott, Jeffrey Turner, James Tyrrell, Kamil Wieczerzak, Marianna Woloshyn, Alexandra Zapatka, Dominica Zdonek, Reda Zehera, Amanda Zinkerman, Christian Zotti, Gregory Zydanowicz

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Wethersfield woman honored at Capitol

HARTFORD — Rita Dikegoros of Wethersfield, co-president of CREC’s Greater H a r t f o r d Academy of the Arts’ Parents, Friends, Alumni Association (PFAA), was recognized at the State Capitol last month for her tireless effort to make the Arts Academy a special environment for all students. Twenty parents from across the state were honored with the Parental Involvement Recognition Award by the State Education Resource Center (SERC) and the CT Parent Information and

Resource Center (CT PIRC), in collaboration with the Commission on Children. As co-president of the PFAA, Dikegoros is responsible for communicating with families and planning meetings. However, in her tenure, Dikegoros has accomplished much more. “Rita has demonstrated a dedication and energy that has enabled us to do many upgrades to our program,” said Kim Stroud, assistant principal and director of the Arts at the Academy. In addition to her great

The following area Wethersfield residents were recently named to the fall honor roll at The Loomis Chaffee School: Sean Duffy, a freshman, received Honor Roll; Traken Sutton, a sophomore, received Honor Roll; Kelsey Duffy, a junior, received Honor Roll; Paul Yoon, a junior, received High Honor Roll.

Brian Kozak (Rocky Hill) – Grade 12 Kerre Lattanzio (Wethersfield) – Grade 10 Melissa Nenninger (Rocky Hill) – Grade 12 Abby Oostendorp (Rocky Hill) – Grade 10 Adam Sorrentino (Rocky Hill) – Grade 10 Alicia Susi (Wethersfield) – Grade 11 Adam Vancisin (Rocky Hill) – Grade 11 Kathleen Yorio (Rocky Hill) – Grade 10 Second Honors: Elysia Calloway (Wethersfield) – Grade 10 Ellen Dalo (Rocky Hill) – Grade 10 Kevin Dudley (Wethersfield) – Grade 11 Gabriella Fenton (Wethersfield) – Grade 9 Olivia Fenton (Wethersfield) – Grade 11 Shateria Jackson (Wethersfield) – Grade 12 Bailey Julian (Wethersfield) – Grade 10 Megan Lowe (Wethersfield) – Grade 9 Jillian Marena (Wethersfield) – Grade 11 Matthew Marshall (Wethersfield) – Grade 11 Mary-Kathryn Rogers (Rocky Hill) – Grade 12

Dikegoros has reorganized, scheduled, and planned for concession sales for each of the Arts Academy’s 20 school performances, and was a major organizer of the Director’s Gala, a fundraising event for the Academy.

Rita Dikegoros

leadership with parent communication, Dikegoros has reorganized, scheduled, and planned for concession sales for each of the Arts Academy’s 20 school performances; actively advocated for scholarship programs and fundraising events; was a major organizer of the Director’s Gala, a dinner and auction fundraising event for the Academy; and advised the administration on improving


Forty-five academically outstanding area residents earned a spot on the first quarter honor roll at Northwest Catholic High School. The students are: First Honors: Annamma Chaluparambil (Rocky Hill) – Grade 10 Lauren Contenta (Wethersfield) – Grade 10 Louis Dillon (Wethersfield) – Grade 9 Justin Drisdelle (Rocky Hill) – Grade 11 John Dudley (Wethersfield) – Grade 9 Olivia Emmanuel (Rocky Hill) – Grade 10 Emily Grandell (Rocky Hill) – Grade 10 Megan Grandell (Rocky Hill) – Grade 10 Lauren Italia (Rocky Hill) – Grade 10 Alexander Janusko (Rocky Hill) – Grade 10 Nicholas Kamansky (Rocky Hill) – Grade 10

Carly Walsh (Wethersfield) – Grade 11 Sasha Yazdzik (Rocky Hill) – Grade 12 Honorable Mention: Liam Walsh (Wethersfield) – Grade 11 Xavier High School, Middletown, announces the first term honor roll. The following local students are included: Rocky Hill, High Honors: Adam Famiglietti, Jonah Brown, Abhishek Gupta, Kevin Canney; Honors, Eman Cheema, Robert Scandura, Numad Cheema, Gregson Curtin, Joshua Bouchard, Dylan Lorence, Tianjun Zhang, Declan Cahill, Andrew Miano. Wethersfield, High Honors: Nicholas Bisio, Timothy Brough, Ryan McNeil; Honors: Joseph Carbone, Richard Verre, Jaycen Carroll, Michael O’Rourke, Ricardo Perez, John Sullivan, Anthony Bisio, Nicholas Rotatori, Joseph Galatie, Jared Guidobono, Andrew Sanzaro. East Catholic High School, Manchester, announces the first quarter honor roll for the school year 201314. The following local students are included: Honors with Distinction, Class of 2014: Leah Franzluebbers, Wethersfield; Taylor Hallisey, Wethersfield; Morgan Leonard, Wethersfield; Mason Stalph, Wethersfield; First

communications with families. Districts were invited by SERC and CT PIRC to nominate a parent from their local school and/or community organization. Award recipients were selected based on their active involvement in their child’s school or community, their support for their local school, their ability to make a difference in their school or community, and their dedication to equity. “These parents aren’t there just for their own kids,” explained Dr. David R. Grice, consultant for SERC and CT PIRC, and coordinator of the awards program. “They want to lift the whole school or community.” CREC’s Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts is currently accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year. For more information about the Arts Academy or any of CREC’s 19 magnet schools, visit

Honors, Class of 2014: Patrick Bishop, Wethersfield; Timothy Kaseta, Rocky Hill; Jieun-Jenny Kim, Rocky Hill, Daniel Lemieux, Wethersfield; Victoria Hallisey, Wethersfield. Honors with Distinction, Class of 2015: Olivia Evans, Rocky Hill; First Honors, Class of 2015: Justin Court, Rocky Hill; Corinne Zazzaro, Wethersfield Honors with Distinction, Class of 2016: Abigail Gothers, Wethersfield; Julia Gregoire, Wethersfield; Margaret Hallisey, Wethersfield; First Honors, Class of 2016: Sean Keleher, Wethersfield; Maddison Bishop, Wethersfield; Mark Carbone, Wethersfield; Adelbert Hallisey III, Wethersfield; Hanwen-Kevin Mai, Wethersfield; Victoria Walters, Wethersfield Honors with Distinction, Class of 2017: Hannah Faulkner, Rocky Hill; Joseph Mascaro, Rocky Hill; Anthony Ragazzi, Wethersfield; First Honors, Class of 2017: Benjamin Adams, Wethersfield; Joseph Amoddio, Wethersfield; Maureen Kaseta, Rocky Hill; Daniel Glendon, Wethersfield; Kayla Stalph, Wethersfield; Marc Zazzaro, Wethersfield. Silas Deane Middle School students of the first trimester: Crimson Team, Grade 7: Matthew Accarpio, Kathryn Galusha, Arber Karamanaj,

Atrium at Rocky Hill wins award

The Atrium at Rocky Hill, a Benchmark Senior Living Community for The Memory Impaired, was recently nominated for and won the “2013 best Practices Award in Resident Care” at the annual CALA (Connecticut Assisted Living Association) Awards Program that took place on Dec. 4. The award was presented to The Atrium for creating innovative programs and unique approaches in the area of resident care which exemplify excellence and are worthy of sharing with others. For more information on The Atrium, contact Erin Hall at, (860) 563-5588. For more information on CALA, visit

Marina Pernoi, Angelica Velez; Green Team, Grade 7: Mark Bagdasarian, Katharine Edwards, Valentino Fazio, Nicole Murphy, Haley Whelchel; Orange Team, Grade 7: Mark Accarpio, Allison Appel, Leah Lin, Anthony Milluzzo, Dylan Olesen; UA Team, Grade 7: Dino Alihodzic, Mairead Breton; Indigo Team, Grade 8: Michelangelo Bolorin, Tyler Gomes, Sara Puglielli, Cassandra Scalora, Nathanial Sommers; Magenta Team, Grade 8: Shawn Bertucio, Julianna Fanelli, Marlena Monroe, Michael Stefano, Trinity White; Turquoise Team, Grade 8: Rachael Amoruso, Eric Bucknam, Heather Mayo, Dario Santoro, Eric Torres; UA Team, Grade 8: Devon Kleeblatt, Isabella Schroeder. Dana Savidge of Wethersfield graduated from the University of Hartford with a Doctor of Psychology in clinical psychology. Jane Meditz of Wethersfield performed Handel’s Messiah with the Westminster Symphonic Choir and the New York Philharmonic Dec. 17 through 21, at Lincoln Center in New York City. Jane is a student at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, N.J., where she is a member of the Westminster Symphonic Choir.

WETHERSFIELD EVENTS DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP: The Divorce Support Group that was in Wethersfield, now has a new location. The group will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31 at First Congregational Church 355 Main St., Cromwell. The church parking lot and the church are separated by two houses. If you know anyone going through a divorce, thinking about divorce, or a relationship breakup, let them know about this group of caring compassionate people.

MOVING FORWARD GROUP: Ready to move on after your divorce? Come talk about dating,or anything relevant to relationships. Also, make new friends. Check out our Moving Forward Group which meets at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 3, and Jan. 17 at the First Congregational Church, 355 Main St., Cromwell.

SUPER BELL CONCERT: The Handbell Choirs of First Church will present their 22nd annual Super Bell Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26. This beautiful tintinnabulous event features ensemble and individual ringing by accomplished musicians of all ages. Guest director for this event will be David Harris, who directs the Raleigh (North Carolina) Ringers, one of America’s most popular handbell ensembles (see Enjoy our gifted Carol, Laudate, Campanella, Belles & Beaux and Soli Deo Gloria Handbell Choirs, through the year directed by David Spicer and Linda Henderson; and the very young Kristal Bell Ringers, directed by Vicki Andersen. Always a high point is the Henderson quartet, David, Linda, Andrea, and Benjamin, who will be presenting selections as well. You will hear English Whitechapel and American Malmark handbells and choir chimes, along with a set of Petit & Fritsen handbells from Holland. The concert is open to the public. A reception will follow. A free-will offering will be received, and child care is available for those age 8 and under.

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Brzezicki Accounting & Tax Services opens in Wethersfield

Father and son team Peter S. and Peter B. Brzezicki recently announced the opening of a new business, Brzezicki Accounting & Tax Services in Wethersfield. Working from their residence at 239 Griswold Road, the Brzezickis provide accurate and reliable Federal and State tax return preparation for individuals, small businesses, not-for-profits and private foundations. Part of their business model is to make house calls, especially to older clients who may find it difficult to get out during tax season, in typical New England

winters. Brzezicki Accounting & Tax Services also offers bookkeeping and accounting services for any small businesses or notfor-profit looking for part-time, local expertise. “My son Peter and I would like to thank personnel from the Town of Wethersfield’s Economic Development and Planning office including Peter Gillespie and Denise Bradley, who were instrumental in guiding us through the process of securing a special permit from the Town for a home office where we can meet with clients,” said Peter S. Brzezicki.

Senior Partner Peter S Brzezicki, who has resided in Wethersfield with his family for the past 25 years, has over 35 years of experience in Accounting, Financial Systems and Taxes and holds Connecticut CPA certificate number 4585. Peter B. Brzezicki is a recent college graduate with experience in bookkeeping and training for individual tax return preparation. For more information, Brzezicki Accounting & Tax Services can be reached at (860) 529-0344, Monday through Peter B. Brzezicki, left, and his dad, Peter S. Brzezicki. Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Information Desk at(860) 257-2811, or you may also email registrations to

COMPUTER CLASSES: The Wethersfield Library is offering two computer classes Monday, Jan. 13. “All You Need to Know about Email” will meet at 2:30 p.m. Learn the fundamentals of sending and receiving email. Learn how to open, prepare and send email. You do not need to own a computer to have an email account. Students will use laptop computers provided by the library. “Introduction to Microsoft Excel (2013)” meets at 6:30 p.m. Learn the basics of a spreadsheet program. You will be taught how to enter data and format cells. The use of templates will be explored. Students will use laptop computers provided by the library. An additional class will be offered Wednesday, Jan. 15. “Downloadable eBooks, Audiobooks & More!” will meet at 10:30 a.m. The 21st century library has much more that paper books! Learn about the free downloadable ebooks, audiobooks and videos now available with your Library card. This class will be conducted in lecture format. Registration is required. You may register in person at the Wethersfield Library, by calling the Adult Services

“POWER OVER DEBT” PROGRAM: Resolve to make 2014 the year you get your finances in order! Plan on attending “Power Over Debt” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 at the library. Instructor is Barbara Gunterman. Topics will include: secured versus unsecured debt and the difference between revolving and fixed debt. You will be empowered to “break the debt cycle” by learning these key financial principals and more. Gunterman is a membership and public relations officer at the Dutch Point Credit Union. The program is free and open to all. Registration is suggested. Register in person at the Wethersfield Library, by calling the Adult Services Information Desk at (860) 257-2811 or email registrations to



seventh and eighth-graders! Sign up for Chewin’ on Chapters, the new middle school book club! The meeting is Thursday, Jan. 23, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. at the ibrary, 515 Silas Deane Hwy., in the Community Room. We will discuss the book “Divergent” by Veronica Roth. (Spoiler alert: You don’t have to finish the book to attend, but please be aware that the ending will be revealed!) Join us for a few light refreshments, a lively chat, and a lot of fun! Registration is required. This program is for seventh and eighth-graders only. Register by Jan. 16. The book discussion is limited to 10 people. You may register in person at the library or by calling the Adult Services Information Desk at (860) 257-2811, or you may also sign up via email at

round. A librarian will be on hand at each session to share a short story and a song at 11 a.m. No registration is required. Children’s programs are cancelled on any day when the Wethersfield Public Schools are closed due to weather. For more information, visit the library, 515 Silas Deane Hwy., www. or call the Children’s Department at (860) 257-2801.

DROP-IN STORY/PLAY TIME: The Wethersfield Library invites children of all ages and their caregivers to come to Friday morning Drop-in Playtime/Storytime from 10 a.m. to noon. The program is an opportunity for families to visit the library with their children in a friendly and relaxed environment and meets year

EVERY FRIDAY: 10 a.m. to noon, Drop-in Playtime and 11 a.m., Short & Sweet Storytime: all ages. Drop-in family fun with a story and a song.

SATURDAY STORIES: The Wethersfield Library offers Saturday Stories for preschoolers at 10:30 a.m. Drop-in fun with books, songs and movement for the whole family. Registration is not required. For more information about this and other programs for children, call the Children’s Department at (860) 257-2801, visit the library or www.wethersfieldlibrary. org/kids.htm.

EVERY SATURDAY: 10:30 a.m. Saturday Stories: all ages. Drop-in fun with books, songs and movement for the whole family.

ROCKY HILL EVENTS MOVING FORWARD GROUP: Ready to move on after your divorce? Come talk about dating,or anything relevant to relationships. Also, make new friends. Check out our Moving Forward Group which meets at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 3, and Jan. 17 at the First Congregational Church, 355 Main St., Cromwell. DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP: The Divorce Support Group that was in Wethersfield, now has a new location. The group will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31 at First Congregational Church 355 Main St., Cromwell. The

church parking lot and the church are separated by two houses. If you know anyone going through a divorce, thinking about divorce, or a relationship breakup, let them know about this group of caring compassionate people. MEMORY IMPAIRMENT PACKETS AVAILABLE: The Atrium at Rocky Hill is offering information packets for those needing more information and resources on memory impairment, such as Alzheimer’s or dementia. The Atrium at Rocky Hill is an assisted living community specifically

dedicated to those with memory impairment. For more information, contact For more information on The Atrium, contact Erin Hall with The Atrium at Rocky Hill, 860-5635588, or email, HEALTH DISTRICT OFFERS FREE DENTAL CLEANINGS: Are you over the age of 60, live in Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill or Wethersfield and are in need of a dental cleaning? If so, the Central Connecticut Health District (CCHD) has a service for you! In partnership with

the North Central Agency on Aging, CCHD is providing FREE dental cleaning clinics to individuals age 60 and over who live in Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill or Wethersfield. To find out the schedule and book your appointment in your town, call the following numbers: Berlin: Contact Tina Doyle at (860) 828-7006; Newington: Contact Charlene Magnano at (860) 665-8778; Rocky Hill: Contact Lori DiPietro at (860) 721-2824; Wethersfield: Contact Lisa Gallipo at (860) 721-2979. Donations are generously accepted for this service.

TOPS of Rocky Hill/Wethersfield [a nonprofit weight loss support group] meets weekly Wednesday evenings at Mapleview Health and Rehabilitation Center, 856 Maple St. (Route 3), Rocky Hill. Meetings begin with weigh-ins starting at 6:30 p.m. The chapter is open to all, however, program content will emphasize taking off and keeping off weight following bariatric surgery. More information and contacts can be found at TOPS-AFTER-BARIATRIC-SURGERY.



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business hours: monday-friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Industrial Space 741 BRISTOL - 460 sf, $400. 800 sf, $600. 1500 sf, $750. 6000 sf, $3000. Central Bristol. 860-729-1010 or 860-559-9349.

Houses for Sale 829

Snowblowers/Plows 287 SNOW BLOWER: Sears single stage 860-223-0061.

Wood/Woodstoves 296

SEASONED FIREWOOD Mostly oak. $220 per generous cord w/delivery. 860-236-8027. WETHERSFIELD - Ranch. FSBO. 3 BR, 2 BA, 1240 sf. 210 Pine Ln. Near Pine Acres. Totally finished basement, C/A, FP, hdwd, huge rock patio, other upgrades. $249,000. 860-529-6890 or 843-367-6272. No walk-ups. ALWAYS ACQUIRING all vintage musical instruments, guitars, amps, trumpets, saxophones, accordions. Cash paid. 860-372-9147.

Wanted to Buy 299 ALWAYS BUYING - Vintage electronics, Ham, CB, shortwave, radios, guitars, amps, hi-fi audio, watches. 860-707-9350. ANTIQUES. Always buying, cash paid. One item or entire estate. Clocks, military, cameras, watches, toys, posters, art, jewelry, signs, musician instruments & more. 860-718-5132.

Wanted to Buy 299

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Home Furnishings 257 QUEEN MATTRESS & BOX: Brand new- still in plastic. Brand name set only $150. Call/Text Jim 860-709-7667 Develop the classified habit. You’ll be cash ahead. Call 860-231-2444

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 - 322 - 4367

Apartments for Rent 720 NEW BRITAIN - Corbin Heights now accepting applications. 3 BR, new construction. Income restrictions apply. $941. Call Mon Fri, 9 - 4. 860-612-0100

Houses for Rent 735 KENSINGTON Single family. 2 BR. Call 860-402-5512.

don’t shell out a Lot of cash; Use the Classifieds. Smart shoppers know about the bargains found within the Classified pages. It’s easy to place an ad or find the items you want, and it’s used by hundreds of area shoppers every week.

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HOME IMPROVEMENT DIRECTORY BASEMENT WATERPROOFING JP BACHAND BASEMENT WATERPROOFING Reliable local contractor. Hatchway leaks, foundation cracks, sub-floor drainage systems, sump pumps & yard drainage. Fully insured, free estimates, written guarantee. Our 27th year registered with CT Dept of Consumer Protection (Reg #511842). Call 860-666-9737 CERAMIC TILE LEN & 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. 3rd 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 ELECTRICAL SERVICES NDC ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING All aspects of electrical 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 GUTTER CLEANING #1 First In Reliability - We Show Up!!! One day service. Our 10th year. Reasonable rates. Senior discounts. Reliable service. Call Rob (860) 982-3300 “A West Hartford Resident” Visit our web site:

LAWN AND GARDEN MAINTENANCE PREMIER PROPERTy MAINTENANCE is offering Newington residents one free lawn cutting when you sign up for weekly lawn cutting service. Other services include seasonal clean-ups, mulching, rototilling, organic fertilizing, etc. Free quotes over the phone or email. Dependable owner does the work. Fully insured. Call Mike 860-205-8761. PLUMBING POSITANO PLUMBING, INC. 31 years of serving Bristol and the surrounding areas. Specializing in all repairs. Plumbing & heating. Water heater replacement, boiler replacement. CT Lic #202691, 308931. For the best repair work in the area, please call: 860-584-0012, 186 West St., Bristol. REMODELING FULL SERVICE REMODELING Windows, bathrooms and kitchens. All interior and exterior home or business

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

TREE SERVICE 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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