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Conservationists ‘cautiously optimistic’ after commission rejects Toll Bros. application By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

Cedar Mountain is safe from development — for now. Newington’s Conservation Commission voted to deny Toll Brothers’ application for a 48-lot subdivision on 29 acres of the Volume 53, No. 10

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Guidance available for special needs residents at NHS fair By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

Families with children and adults who have special health needs are invited to a fair at Newington High School this Saturday to explore what resources are out there especially for them. A similar event was hosted two years ago by the town’s Special Education Parent-Teacher Association. That group, known as SEPTA, dismantled last summer and the Special Education Alliance of Newington formed in its place. “Some of the PTA guidelines had changed and we thought we’d be better off as a PTO,”

explained Amy Alexander, who co-chairs SEAN along with fellow Newington resident Sandy Montero. Not only is Alexander an occupational therapist and assistive technology practitioner in several school districts, but she is also a parent of a child with special needs. “I can offer both perspectives as a parent and a professional so I felt I could help other families and help my child at the same time,” explained Alexander, whose 9-year-old son Ryan, a student at Elizabeth Green School, has a seizure disorder among other issues. The purpose of the resource

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review and investigate all of the various changes and how they would impact the project,” said Chairman Philip Block, adding, “Commissioners felt it wasn’t fair to the town to go along with things that had not properly been investigated.” The potential disturbance of the area’s wetlands and the surrounding neighborhoods as a result of blasting and excavation was one of the primary issues raised. Cuts made in the rock during blasting were thought to be so deep that they would be capable of diverting waters out of the wetlands. More recently, environmental experts hired by the town discovered a rare, endangered species of tree known as the Swamp Cottonwood in abundance ROSE LYONS on the parcel. There were questions Resident to whether a long-term accumulation of chemicals would be detrimental to this and other plant and animal species in the habitat. In general, the commission wasn’t willing to accept the multitude of risks the project posed. Toll Bros. now has a few options: give up on developing Cedar Mountain; reapply, addressing the issues raised; or appeal the town’s decision in Superior Court by the end of the month. Residents who live in the surrounding foothills along with the Save Cedar Mountain group, which formed back in 2011, are hoping they leave Newington alone. “Given the high value of the wetlands on the Mountain, I’m relieved but guarded until it’s known what comes next,” said Holly Harlow. “I very much hope that Newington takes stock of our scarce remaining environmental gift in Cedar Mountain and quickly realizes what we have and what a tragedy it would be to lose it,” she added. “Once it’s gone, it’s gone forever.”

Save Cedar Mountain members, who cherish the land as one of the only remaining parcels of open space left in town, have been advocating for its preservation for a long time. “They did their research, they did their homework, they didn’t back down to Toll Brothers and it really renews my sense of faith with what the public is capable of doing,” said resident Rose Lyons, who regularly attends meetings of nearly every town commission to stay informed on all facets of the community. Save Cedar Mountain member Rick Spring commended the commission for making a well-educated final decision. “I remain cautiously optimistic and hope that future generations can enjoy Cedar Mountain in its current state as we have,” he said earlier this week. Gail Budrejko, whose home is located at the bottom of the mountain on the western end of the development fears for Cedar Mountain’s future despite this recent decision. Budrejko worries the land will be in jeopardy until purchased by the town or a land trust configuration. “A community with vision would recognize this property for its intrinsic value and make efforts to protect and preserve it,” she said recently. “Newington needs to enhance its efforts toward land planning and acquisition to ensure that sufficient permanent open space remains not only on Cedar Mountain but in all areas of town,” added Budrejko, referencing the town’s 2020 plan of Conservation and Development, which vows to protect Newington’s environmental resources, naming Cedar Mountain in particular.

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Erica Schmitt can be reached at (860) 225-4601, ext. 210, or eschmitt@newbritainherald.com.


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As strikers return, Healthbridge granted bankrupcy Union officials say case is ‘unprecedented’

By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

The nearly 180 workers who have been on strike at the Newington Health Care Center for the last eight months finally returned to work this week, but not under the same conditions they hoped. At the end of 2012, United States District Judge Robert N. Chatigny granted an injunction that would restore the 600 caregivers at Healthbridge Management’s five Connecticut health centers to their prior positions and stop their employer from making significant contract cuts. Healthbridge’s appeal of the decision was denied by Chatigny, then by a three-judge convened by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York, and finally by the U.S. Supreme Court. However, the company decided to plead its case in Bankruptcy Court in New Jersey and succeeded Monday in being allowed to make temporary modifications to employees’ wages and benefits for a period of six weeks. “If the centers continued to be unprofitable and lose as much money as they do, ultimately they would be forced to close,” said Lance Ignon, spokesman for Healthbridge, adding that if the centers had gone ahead with the existing bargaining agreements reinstated by the injunction they would be losing $1.3 million per month, collectively. Judge Donald H. Steckroth’s ruling allows a number of different modifications to be made that caused workers represented by the New England Healthcare Employees Union, District 1199, to go on strike in the first place. These include the elimination of personal days and sick time reduced from 12 days per year to an accrual rate of one hour for every 40 hours worked. The union’s pension fund would be eliminated and replaced by a 401(k) plan, and medical insurance benefits would return to the high premiums required of non-

union employees. “People are glad to be back at work even if it’s not under the circumstances they had hoped for,” union spokeswoman Deborah Chernoff said Wednesday, adding that in lieu of Monday’s ruling, the National Labor Relations Board will take action to enforce the injunction as it was ordered by District Court Judge Robert Chatigny. “This now becomes a every complicated legal issue and is pinning different branches of federal law against each other,” Chernoff explained. “It’s not clear whether the bankruptcy court had the authority to do that, but both our attorneys and those from the Labor Relations Board argue the bankruptcy court doesn’t have jurisdiction.” Because there is no similar “settled case law,” no precedent has ever been set in dealing with this situation, so union officials are uncertain of how it will pan out in the next few weeks. Plainville resident Sue Simone,

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Town Hall packed for 1st of 7 public hearings on CTfastrak Topics covered included fare rates, crime at bus stops, conveniences for CCSU students By SCOTT WHIPPLE STAFF WRITER

Several residents had questions Monday evening for Michael Sanders, CTfastrak transit administrator, during the first of seven public hearings on the Busway plan. There were questions about safety, residential development along the 9.4-mile Busway and various routes. Led Baxter, 67, retired United Church of Christ minister, wanted to know about fares. “Will they stay the same?” he asked. Sanders said under the new rapid transit system there will not be a mark up. Fares will be whatever the local and express fares are now. Baxter, a Newington resident, said he was glad to hear it. “I think bus rapid transit makes sense,” Baxter said. “I understand now that we’re part of a region and that a system like this can be the answer to pedestrian traffic problems.” The CTfastrak staff of the Connecticut Department of

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Michael Sanders of the DOT, left, talks with Newington Mayor Stephen Woods at the CTfastrak public meeting Monday.

Transportation held its first public hearing before a packed town hall as the department starts fine-tuning its Busway plan. From now through March 19, Central Connecticut residents will have an opportunity to listen to presentations from DOT designers and planners and weigh in on possible ideas concerning traffic and

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Michael Mendick, CTfastrak project manager, left, makes his presentation at Town Hall Monday. Below, Michael Sanders of the Connecticut DOT addresses the crowd.

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Graham Carey, implementation manager, said CTfastrak wants to hear from people who are concerned that they might not be served by bus routes. According to Mike Mendick, construction manager, passenger service will begin in February 2015. Sanders said ConnDOT is informing Newington residents of current and upcoming construction activities through announcements on the CTfastrak website, www. ctfastrak.com. Newington residents, unable to attend the meeting, can send suggestions to serviceplan@ ctfastrak.com. For questions related to construction, e-mail construction@ctfastrak.com. The next public hearing will be held on Thursday, March 7, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Elmwood Community Center in West Hartford. Scott Whipple can be reached at (860) 225-4601, ext. 319, or swhipple@ centralctcommunications.com.


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Newington Busway stations progressing quickly, officials say By ERICA SCHMITT

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Construction at the two planned CTfastrak stations in Newington is progressing, and state officials anticipate the Cedar Street Station to be the first completed among all those along the New Britain-Hartford Busway corridor. “We’re prepping right now for the bus platforms to be installed,” Department of Transportation Project Engineer Christopher Zukowski said Monday, estimating the Busway to be fully-operational by February 2015 — right on schedule. Next fall, a new bridge will be built on Cedar Street, adjacent to the station on Route 175. “It will be beneath the existing structure; nobody will even know it’s there,” said Supervising Engineer Brian Cunningham. Gravel is just now being put down on the multi-use trail that will run parallel to the two-lane roadway. The trail and the bus line will be separated by a fiberglass fence nearly four feet high and a retaining wall will run along its border. The Busway extends north from the Cedar Street Station where it meets the town’s other station at Newington Junction — about a twoto three-minute ride by bus. Neighborhoods surrounding the Junction have met with CTfastrak officials to voice their concerns about noise, safety and disturbances caused by construction. A sound barrier will be installed to limit the noise of the passing buses — which are expected to travel below a 45 mile-per-hour speed limit to be set in that section. The structure will be about 15 ft. tall and extend a few hundred feet blocking portions of Summit Drive and Chapman Street from the noise of the bus line. A small section of

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Construction at the Cedar Street Station, which officials expect to be one of the first Busway stations to be completed.

Chapman Street will also be moved a short distance to accommodate the Busway’s southbound lane. There the multiuse trail will also exit the Busway and run up onto Willard Avenue so users can cross the road safely. In the same location will be a pull-off for buses to depart and move onto their local routes. Express lines passing by the Newington stations without stopping will utilize an extra travel lane. The railroad depot at Newington Junction — built in 1870 — is being restored to its original condition using old artistic renderings and will likely serve as a historical landmark and visiting area for Busway passengers. “We’ve been in discussions with the town of Newington, the Historical Society and a local hobby train club that wants to set up some kind of

vintage display,” said Zukowski, who expects Central Connecticut State University students and Newington residents who work in Hartford to take advantage of the town’s two stations most frequently, opting for a short ride into the city. “People can take a bus to Sigourney Street Station and then a shuttle from there that loops around from Hartford Hospital to St. Francis,” he explained, adding, “You don’t have to get off the bus and take another bus; it will make stops downtown. There are just so many opportunities here to really enhance the way people get around.” Officials encourage those who were unable to attend Newington’s recent Open House Meeting to share their comments online by taking a Service Planning Survey, which can

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A project is right now being developed by State Department of Transportation officials to provide eventual rail service from Hartford to New Haven, Springfield, Mass., and beyond. Known as Phase 3 of the project, construction is estimated at 5 to 10 years down the road. The idea is to eventually connect the busway with the existing high-speed Amtrak rail line running parallel. “People would be able to transfer from bus to rail to get further — to New York, D.C. and beyond,” said state DOT engineer Christopher Zukowski.

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Gun makers threaten to leave if assault weapons ban passes Gun-friendly states do their best to lure away local manufacturers STAFF REPORTS and THE CONNECTICUT MIRROR

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Oklahoma is the latest state asking a Connecticut gun maker to bring over its manufacturing plant and jobs. Mark Malkowski, president of New Britain-based Stag Arms, said he’s been contacted by Oklahoma’s Department of Commerce, urging him to move to the Sooner State. “Connecticut is our home and we have never taken these letters seriously in the past,” Malkowski said. “But if a ban (on assault weapons) would take place, the idea would certainly be on the table.” Gov. Dannel Malloy has proposed significantly expanding the definition of firearms included under the state’s 20-year-old assault weapons ban. Stag Arms opened in the state almost 10 years ago and employs nearly 200 people from all over Central Connecticut. Efrain Lozada of New Britain, who works at Ammunition Storage Components, said, “Don’t take our jobs away. … They should put them-

selves in our situation and see what would they do. They should try to do everything possible to keep everybody employed; that’s the top thing here in Connecticut. … All the jobs are walking out.” Last week, Malloy proposed a series of steps to lessen gun violence, including universal background checks. A semi-automatic weapon would be prohibited if it has a detachable magazine and at least one military feature, such as a folding or telescoping stock, a pistol grip, a bayonet mount or a flash suppressor. Magazines would be limited to holding 10 rounds or fewer. Andrew Doba, Malloy’s spokesman, said, “The goal of the governor’s proposal is to make Connecticut safer. We hope the industry will join us in that effort.” Other Connecticut-based gun makers who have also been approached by politicians from a growing list of states have not said if they’d leave Connecticut. Officials from Texas, South Carolina, Arizona and Mississippi

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are arguing that gun manufacturers should abandon states with tough gun laws, like New York and Connecticut, for places where there are fewer restrictions on gun ownership. Besides Stag Arms,PTR in Bristol, Hartford-based Colt, Southportbased Sturm, Ruger and Co. and New Haven-based Mossberg & Sons have received pitches from other states. While Connecticut’s gun makers have not made public any plans to move, they have made it very clear to Connecticut’s state legislators that they are an economic force in the state. At a hearing in Hartford in January on proposed state gun regulations, weapons makers stressed the continued importance of the industry to the state, saying the companies generate $1.75 billion in revenue and create thousands of jobs. PTR’s Chief Executive Officer Josh Fiorini says he’s heard “from South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, Alabama and others” about moving his company, which was in Farmington until it moved to Bristol in January 2012 The Bristol company CEO says the out-of-state offers include “all kinds of incentives and guarantees” that any business would be foolish not to consider. Though Malkowski says he has not had an opportunity to meet with the governor one-on-one, he did meet with his staff. “They were welcoming and listened to what I had to say,” Malkowski said. “They agreed to

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Teresa Adamczyk, of New Britain, completes a trigger assembly for the AR15-style rifle at a Stag Arms manufacturing facility in New Britain.

meet with me again, let me show them the products we manufacture and meet some of the people who would be directly affected by an arbitrary ban on cosmetic features.” Malkowski said he is hopeful that if he proceeds on fact and not emotion, “we can work together to achieve the common goal of a safe Connecticut.” Malloy said he remains committed to his new, tough gun-control proposal. “We’re going to move forward with common-sense gun safety,” he said. Malloy’s proposal would ban the sale of any semi-automatic rifle with one “military characteristic,” such as a pistol grip, flash suppressor or bayonet lug. A ban would outlaw Stag’s entire AR-15-style product line in Connecticut. The AR-15 also is part of the Colt legacy. Don Hackler, spokesman for Oklahoma’s Department of

Commerce, confirmed that the state was reaching out to gun manufacturers, but he declined to identify which ones. Te state has, however, made up a brochure that urges gun makers to “Set Your Sites on Oklahoma!” The brochure says the state is “primed and ready” for gun manufacturing facilities and says it has one the best gunsmithing programs in the nation at its Murray State College. In addition, the brochure said, Oklahoma is a “right-to-work” state that allows employers to decide whether a union represents their workers. The brochure also said, “employees can live and work in Oklahoma without crowds, fighting traffic or a high cost of living.” Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin declined to say how many gun manufacturers her state has reached out to. “But we’re always open to creating jobs,” she said.


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PET OF THE WEEK You know how cotton is the “fabric of our lives?” Well, this Cotton is the “dog of our lives.” Cotton is the softest, sweetest dog you may ever meet. Staff and volunteers here say he is the best snuggle buddy and his tush wiggles so much, it looks like it’s not even connected to the rest of his body. That tail is always happy. Cotton loves to play with other dogs (cats — we haven’t tested yet) and can entertain himself for hours throwing toys up in the air and chasing after stuffed animals. Cotton would do well with children ages 10 and up, apartments will be considered, general dog experience is required, and Cotton must continue his training upon adoption. With his black nose and spot on one eye, Cotton is 100 percent as cute as can be. Come meet Cotton today. Remember, the Connecticut Humane Society has no time limits for adoption. Inquiries for adoption should be made at the Connecticut Humane Society located at 701 Russell Road in Newington or by calling (860) 594-4500 or toll free at 1-800-452-0114. The Connecticut Humane Society is a private orga- New London. The Connecticut Humane Society is nization with branch shelters in Waterford, Westport not affiliated with any other animal welfare organizaand a cat adoption center in the PetSMART store in tions on the national, regional or local level.

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POLICE BLOTTER Brandon Alvarez, 31, of 68 Hunt Lane, East Haven, was charged Feb. 21 with possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to obey control signal and failure to use turn signa. Jean Lopez, 23, of 144 Pleasant St., New Britain, was charged Feb. 25 with possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana. Josue Burgos, 33, of 116 Newberry St., Hartford, was charged Feb. 28 with driving under the influence and failure to maintain lane. Timothy St. Pierre, 28, of 28 Fernbrook, West Hartford, was charged Feb. 28 with fourth-degree sexual assault and disorderly conduct. Matthew Church, 23, of 245 Lowrey Place, was charged March 1 with failure to drive in the proper lane, operating under the influence and failure to carry insurance card. Joseph DiLuciano, 36, of 318 Marlborough St., was charged March 1 with criminal violation of a protective order. Liciana Smith, 42, of 232 Richard St., was charged March 2 with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct. Daniel Goodchild, 65, of 1437 Willard Ave., was charged March 2 with driving under the influence and following too close. Jose Velez, 21, of 19 Florence St., was charged March 3 with failure to maintain lane, driving with a suspended license and driving under the influence. Eric Bialy, 23, of 21 Greenwood St., New Britain, was charged March 3 with traveling too fast, driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license.

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Newington resident receives prestigious Fulbright Award NHS graduate, living in Warsaw, developing programs to teach English to migrants

migrants and refugees and lobbying for Poland in the 1980s. more expansive integration policies for “The migration experience has been Newington can be proud that one of them,” explained Dudziuk, who spent a really central to my life, given my parents’ its own is currently overseas, working on year at Connecticut College after high story, and so I wanted to find ways to assist improving foreign social policy through those who are currently experiencing this a prestigious Fulbright Award. cultural transition,” she explained. Congressman John Larson recentWhile an undergraduate, she comly presented four individuals from pleted a research project for Georgetown’s Connecticut with the 2012-13 Fulbright Center of Eurasian, Russian, and Eastern Awards, which provide the means for European Studies on integration polstudies, lecturing, teaching or conducticy in Poland for migrant workers and ing research abroad. They are given to refugees. It was while working on the those who not only achieve academically project that she realized she wanted to or professionally, but also display leadergo to Poland. She moved last September ship potential in their field. through the merit-based, year-long Alexandra Dudziuk graduated from Fulbright program, which is funded by Newington High School in 2008 with ALEXANDRA DUDZIUK the U.S. Department of State. high honors. The 23-year-old is currentSo where will Dudziuk’s next advenly living in Warsaw, Poland, where she ture take her? divides her time between teaching practical school before transferring to Georgetown “I don’t have my future plans established English classes at the Collegium Civitas, a University’s Walsh School of Foreign yet, but I would love to work for the State university focusing on social and political Service in Washington D.C. Department as a Public Diplomacy Officer studies, and her social policy project. Languages, travel, and politics have in the Foreign Service,” she says. “I’m currently working on ways to intro- always been important to Dudziuk, espeThis year’s other recipients were Chotsani duce language acquisition programs for cially since her parents immigrated from Dean of Windsor, who is pursuing studies

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“The migration experience has been really central to my life, given my parents’ story, and so I wanted to find ways to assist those who are currently experiencing this cultural transition.”

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Concentration. Loyola University Maryland has announced the members of its fall 2012 Dean’s List. In order to qualify for the Dean’s List at Loyola, a student must have a GPA of at least 3.5 with a minimum of 15 credits. The following local students have achieved this honor: Jakub Gorski, a member of the class of 2015, from Southington; Patrick Makles, a member of the class of 2016 from Newington, and Helena Sampson, a member of the class of 2013, from Newington Stephanie Luu of Berlin been named to the Villanova University Dean’s List for the fall 2012 semester. Luu is studying Biology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Goodwin College, East Hartford, has announced that 757 students have achieved GPAs of 3.5 or above and earned spots on the Dean’s List for the fall 2012 session. Students qualify for the Dean’s List by maintaining a minimum 3.5 GPA and being registered in at least six credits. The following Newington students achieved Dean’s List status: John Sirois, Danielle Vaccaro, Melissa Adams, Kyle Scharpf, Michelle Davis, Emily Richard, Jeana Earn Lynne Maston, Nicole Rodrigues, Erin Welch, Ashley Oakes, Lisa Rivard, Kaitlyn Wells, Rochelle Wyler, Moraith Bittel, Brittani Cloutier, Ona Dwyer, Lucy Kariuki. Devin Koss of Newington has been named to the Dean’s List at Bentley University, Waltham, Mass., where she is a freshman majoring in International Business and minoring in Spanish.

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NEWINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 2ND QUARTER HONOR ROLL 9th Grade High Honor Roll Ron Abraham, Joelene Antoine, Syed Asar, Rebecca Bernardo, Caroline Bielaszka, Elias Bitzarakis, Jennifer Casparino, Aeisha Cirunay, Luis Cruz, Maxwell Dietter, Sarah Ericson, Eric Evon, Cameron Fedina, Shaylynn Frazon, Hayley Gilchrest, Joshua Goldenberg, Isabella Gorski, Brianna Huebner, Isha Jinwala, Maryjane Johnson, Taimoor Khan, Deanna LaVoie, Kaila Lozada, Mackenzie Luiz, Austin Matteson, Giovanna Montano, Haylee Morgan, Raymond Neistat, Kimberly Nguyen, Tanvi Patel, Douglas Phan, Kyle Pierson, Elizabeth Christine Santic, Nicole Saucier, Kiera Sheehan, Hannah Silverwatch, Johnny Sit, Collin Stamm, Morgan Taddeo, Victoria Usmanova, Anna Waldzinska, McKayla Wyble, Victoria Zysk 10th Grade High Honor Roll Emil Abraham, Abbas Akbar, Khaled Alsaqri, Giuseppe Amenta, Paolo Amenta, Olufemi Arimoro, Sokaina Asar, Paulina Baclawska, Megan Baker, Emily Bielesz, Alison Boghosian, Macee Buckley, Francisco Chang, Sherin Cheriyan, Caylin Cyr, Christina D’Agata, Viet Dau, Alyssa DePaolis, Chelsea Egbuna, Adrienne Fisher, Emalie Freitas, Kayla Gardner, Emily Giantonio, Alexandra Hac, Tayvon Harper, Ayoung Jung, Olivia Karanian, Kyle Lacson, Hayley Lapierre, Veronika Latawiec, Vincent Li, Kaitlynn Lopes, Samuel Lostocco, Susan McCormick, Joseph Misko, Emily Molstad, Kevin Moore, Melissa Nedjoika, Alexandra Oliveira, Shivani Patel, Bethany Re, Peter Richmond, Danielle Rocheleau, Natalia Rozio, Amy Saji, Mirla Sales, Juliana Santos, Yeon Seo, Margy Shah, Kelsey Simeone, Erin Sobolewski, Joey Spada, Bailey Stine, Kassidy Stine, Roman Szewczak, Carleen Tan, Emanuela Tarantello, Shelby Townsend, Ryan Turf, Anna-Lena Wakefield, Jessica Weaver, Karissa Weeden, Brendan Zotti

Wiktoria Bis, Robert Boisvert, Megan Chasse, Megan Dalke, Andres Del Valle, Melissa Doolan, Kristina Drollinger, Long Du, Connor Ericson, Lindsie Esau, Allison Estey, Emily Evon, Chioma Ezete, Mathew Fammartino, Emily Forauer, Shihani Ghazi, Dana Gionfriddo, Ada Golowiejko, Morgan Gonera, Alejandra Gonzalez, Alicia Greenalch, Helena Haddad, Matthew Harackiewicz, Brooke Hellman, Bliss Joseph, Christian Junquera, Artur Kolakowski, Daniel Kostecki, Nicole Lacasse, Kevin Landau, Spencer Lombard, Casey Luiz, Nicole Macniak, Kira Mason, Asher Masood, Ryan McMahon, Selina Mendes, Amy Miller, Brian Morganti, Olivia Neistat, Sharon Park, Pari Patel, Lauren Planas, Svitlana Polova, Alyssa Portonova, Samelfi Raposo-Mena, Tessah Rivera, Karelys Rolon, Michael Rubalsky, Jason Simonides, Mary Sirois, Alexander Skonieczny, Nicole Stepak, Jessica Suarez, Melanie Szahaj, Camden Tatsapaugh, Kavisha Thakkar, Scott Veilleux, Deniz Yetil 12th Grade High Honor Roll

Shannon Albani, Brian Amato, Faith Arimoro, Jennifer Bachand, Joseph Baiju, Emma Bartlett, Nicole Batista, Gabriel Bautista, Corey Bennettson, Hubert Bis, Jacob Bombard,Brittany Bouchard, Collin Brennan, Heather Buckley, Angela Carlson, Marisa Casciano, Christopher Chorzepa, Danielle Chylinski, Christian Cirunay, Lesana Corporan, Alba Correa, Stephen Cowell, Thomas Crouse, Kristina DeConti, Michael Delgado, Tiffany Deschamps, Delilah DiCioccio, Carolina Disla Suarez, Kursty Dugas, Madison Forsander, Andrew Gacek, Nicole Garcia, Kathleen Golebiewski, Kasey Groves, Meaghan Gustafson, Sarah Horvath, Juliana Houldcroft, Wagmah Khan, Michael Koss, Natalia Kosyakova, Wei-Weng Kuan, Mary Lam, Samantha Lawrence, Lisa Leroux, Tayler Liedke, Beata Lokteva, Benjamin Lostocco, Kayla Marcinczyk, Kalin Markov, Andrew McCarter, Kaitlyn 11th Grade High Honor Roll McCracken, Patrick Meucci, Nicholas Oliveira, Monica Jennifer Akosa, Marie Allo, Owczarska, Anita Pandya, Joseph David Anastasio, Pauline Parafati, Tina Patel, Alyssa Pinho, Bielaszka, Jenna Bilodeau, Lauren Porell, Amanda Ramsdell,

Gabriella Rodriguez, Stephanie Rojas, Thomas Ropes, Jeffrey Rossman, Minnu Saji, Laura Salerni, Jonathan Silverwatch, Bernice Sit, Erik Smith, Patrick Teevan, Zachary Thatcher, Sasha Tokic, Ryan Tran, Nisha Villait, Shelley Vuong, Tyler Willgoos, Laura Winslow, Lauren Zadzilko 2012-2013 2nd QUARTER HONOR ROLL

9th Grade Honor Roll Mahdi Adittya, Sophia Ancona, Emily Andrzejewski, Flavio Arapi, Samantha Arasimowicz, Austin Arens-Violette, Nerija Aukstuolyte, Caitlyn Banks, Jessica Baruffi, Alyssa Bellizzi, Olivia Bishop, Alexandrea Blanchflower, Abigail Bouchard, Connor Buckley, Erica Condon, Timothy Costa, Markella DeConti, Nina DiCioccio, Luca DiPaola, Valerie Dunsing, Amanda Famiglietti, Grayson Foster, Erika Fuqua, Grant Ganley, Nicholas Goldberg, Victoria Goudreault, Mahima Hayat, Michael Januszczyk, Kyle Johnson, Richard Junquera, Kayla LaRosa, Kiah Levin, Blake Mamaclay, Karen Martinez, Beatriz Martins, Anthony Massa, Jordan Massini, Darin Mathew, Rhyanna Mehan, Thomas Meucci, Rubbab Mirza, Joseph Montano, Michaela Murray, Casey Nash, Lukasz Pliszka, Dulian Progonati, Amber Rehberg, LeAndra Reid, Jessica Reyor, Grace Rizzuto, Nikolas Rojek, Rachel Rossignol, Andrew Rucci, Brianna Simonetti, Yashvi Solanki, Justin Sousa, Michael Strong, Jessenia Valentin, Carly Wanner-Hyde, Chance Wetmore, Evan Wetmore, Megan Willgoos, Tessa Woods 10th Grade Honor Roll Jordan Allen, Selena Almedina, Steffany Alverio, Grace Ancona, Jordan Aprea, Bridget Austin, James Balducci, Ariana Bengtson, Kaitlyn Bloomquist, Danielle Burke, Tyler Callahan, Gabrielle Cappellucci, Daniel Casarotto, Madeleine Causapin, Nicole Czerniawski, Justin Daly, Ruth Dauch, Ryan DeBlasio, Alexis Fiore, Shannon Fleming, Nicole Forcellina, Hakeem Fullerton, Adam Gacek, David Giangrave,

Lauren Girouard, Molly Hogan, Julie Iskra, Kayla Jacunski, Jameson Kenney, Bartlomiej Kolcz, Caroline Krawczynski, Su-Xian Kuan, Mrunmayi Kulkarni, Anthony Kulowski, Kelley Lawrence, Elaina Madden, John Matuzak, Samantha McDougal, Bradley Mitchel, Evan Monteiro, Hope Mowchan, Johnathan Mumford, Petr Nikitin, Alyssa Nisotis, Stephanie Oliva, Anthony Orwa, Katrina Peck, Christina Plourd, McKayla Pratte, Trinh Quach, Taijon Rivera, Mathew Roussel, Caroline Ryan, Rachel Ryan, Ivonne Sanchez, Tina Sawyer, Selena Scata, Benjamin Schneider, Donte Servidone, Emily Shepherd, Michael Sherman, Toni Sousa, Erica Thureson, Jamie Zelek, Monika Zysk 11th Grade Honor Roll Riya Abraham, Sameer Ahmad, Yasmeen Alsaqri, Mitchell Ambruso, Elysa Barron, Kelly Bartomioli, Tyler Basigalup, Julia Bednarczyk, Abigail Benner, Laura Buonocore, Jennifer Burton, Jena Cardoso, Ashley Cassone, Franciskyle Cielo, Jonathan Cloutier, Brittany Coco, Kristina Correia Carvalho, McKari Dauch, Erica DeBlois, Andrew Deguzis, Julia Delgado, Heather DeLude, Michael DePaulo, Katherine Durant, Lindsay DuVerger, Victor Egbuna, Ryan Elliott, Alize Febles, Shelby Francis, Corina Frink, Alyssa Frohock, Peter Galante, Jasmin Gallup, Christopher Giangrave, Taylor Gordon, Stasha Greenalch, Gary Jeffrey Harter, Christopher Hasson, Laura Hetherington, Jonathan Huaqui, Dmitriy Ignatyuk, Aysha Iqbal, Ashley Judd, Kylie Kamienski, Christopher Kapuscinski, David Karpf, Ted Keltonic, Heather Kenney, Shahrukh Khan, Nataliya Kloyzner, Stephanie Kowalski, Karina Kujawa, Shannon Kulac, Flavio Lici, Nicholas Mamet, Sabrina Mancini, Tyler Mangiafico, Allison Marino, Megan Marquis, Hannah Martin, Riley McManus, Mariah Mendes, Rima Parikh, Mira Patel, Anna Petronio, Heather Pizzoferrato, Tiffany Ratajczak, Naomi Richelieu, Isaiah Rivera, Jeremy Rubert, Allison Rusgrove, Nicholas Sanford, Sean Santerre, Aleena Santhosh, Joshua Scaringe, Michael Schumacher, Emma

Shooshan, Samuel Shumski, Justyna Sikorska, Baljinder Singh, Hannah Sisson, Patryk Sochocki, Rayden Spano, Jennifer Suarez, Marlene Suarez, Marisa Taber, Kelly Tinkham, Jeffrey Turner, James Tyrrell, Kirsten Valade, Ryan Wallace, Carolyn Wawrzynowski, Kamil Wieczerzak, Alexandra Zapatka, Reda Zehera, Gregory Zydanowicz 12th Grade Honor Roll Kimberly Adams, Tyler Aldieri, Victoria Alekseyko, Syed Ali, Zachary Alicea, Isra’a Alsaqri, Briana Alvarez-Hernandez, Foram Amin, Benjamin Ancona, Leilani Arnau, Michael Avenoso, Dallas Bailey, Kyle Bellizzi, Quinton Birchall, Hunter Blais, Kelly Bobbitt, Aaron Bolduc, Matthew Bollacker, Arron Boutot, Abby Bowtruczyk, Alyssa Brazalovich, Stephanie Calderon, Kimberly Cameron, Gabriella Capossela, Kayla Carta, Michela Casarotto, Mia Colopy, Carly Cruff, Nicholas DeCorleto, Johnathan DeFusco, Michala DePamphilis, Katelyn Molly Dombrowski, Aaron Donnelli, Amanda Feliciano, Kenrico Ferreira, Andrew Freeman, Ryan Fresen, Kyle Frink, Abbey Futoma, Thomas Ganley, Shayna Gilman, Megan Godbout, Gregory Goodwin, Zowie Hakian, Sean Harlow, Kimberly Harris, Nour Hashem, Marissa Hawley, Abel Hernandez, Allison Hoffman, Brian Huynh, Soomin Jung, Amber Lebron, Alexa LeConche, Rosalie Levinson, Michael Lorusso, Nikolas Lozada, Winder Rameez Luna, Tia Massa, Thomas McConnell, Bree McCue, Melissa Meger, Ryan Mercier, Jalen Middlebrooks, Christopher Molina,Bryant Morander,Zachary Morris, Erika Mortensen, Audrey Orwa, Courtney Oushana, Joshua Paszczuk, Avani Patel, Bansari Patel, Kishan Patel, Stacey Pelton, Samantha Perez, Adina Petrosan, Adam Pietrycha, Jorge Pinho, Justin Pratte, Maheen Rahman, Sarah Reilly, Brendon Richard, Abigail Rodriguez, Tristan David Romero, Kimberly Royer, Asia Ryan, Eric Ryan, Mekha Sabu Jacob, Desire Sanchez, Ashlee Santoro, Elza Sarkisian, Lacey Silva, Kimberly Tallard, Amanda Terranova, Alyssa Vereneau, Sarah Wojtowicz, Brianna Wowak, Jon Yong, Maria Zavarella


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Avis Helene (Ginsberg) Cohen

Avis Helene (Ginsberg) Cohen, 82, of 98 Whitewood Road, Newington, where she lived for more than 50 years, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Avis was born in Providence, R.I., and she enjoyed following the Boston Red Sox and the UConn Lady Huskies. Avis was an avid mahjongg player, and enjoyed the game with her dear friends for four decades, Barbara Katz, Shirley Lieber, and the late Carole Khentigan. She enjoyed visits to the beaches of Rhode Island, which she

said were the most beautiful. Avis leaves her husband of 53 years, Bernard (Bill) Cohen. She was adored by her children, Alison Cohen and husband, Kenneth Kaplan of Boston, Paul Cohen and wife, Sandra, of Berlin, and Jason Cohen of Montvale, Va. She was the most loving grandmother to Abbie, Lydia, Michelle, Asher, and Peter. She is also survived by her sister, Sandra Ginsberg of Providence and her sister-in-law, Sally Hagel of New York City.

Friends and relatives are invited to gather with the family Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington, with a service to begin at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Hartford Hospital Cardiology Unit, 10th floor, North, 80 Seymour St., Hartford, CT 06106, where she received tender care, or to the charity of your choice. To leave a memory or condolence, please visit www.newingtonmemorial.com.

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Stew Leonard’s to host Easter egg hunt Eggs-Travaganza

Stew Leonard’s Newington store will host an Easter Egg Hunt Eggs-Travaganza starting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 26. Children age 8 and under will be given a map of Stew Leonard’s and a bag to collect eggs from costumed characters throughout the store, including Wow the Cow, Cynthia Chick, and Daphne Duck among others. Each egg contains prizes ranging

from candy and board games to toys and gift cards. One lucky child will win the Egg Hunt’s top prize: $200 Toys R Us gift card! Parents please note: some of the candy included in the eggs may contain peanuts. After the Egg Hunt is complete, parents are invited to take photos of their children with the Easter Bunny. The event is free to the community.

EVENTS CALENDAR OPEN MIC: The Central CT Acoustic Musicians Society Meetup will sponsor an open mic from 7:30 p.m. until closing, Friday, March 8. The event will be hosted by The Newington Knights of Columbus, located at 171 Pascone Place (entrance in rear), Newington. This will be a monthly event held on the second Friday of the month. For additional information, direction and/ or other council activities. Visit the K of C’s website www.kofcnewington. com SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCE FAIR: The Special Education Alliance of Newington (SEAN) advisory board will host a special needs resource fair Saturday, March 9 at Newington High School in the cafeteria from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to all. The resource fair is intended to aid children and adults with special needs and their families and/or caregivers in finding resources that will assist them in their daily lives. Organizations and individuals that assist persons with special needs and their families, such as doctors, lawyers, special needs schools and organizations, local and state agencies, estate planners, therapeutic riding, advocacy groups, support groups, adaptive equipment specialists, and many more will be participating in the resource fair. SEAN’s goal is to work within our community to encourage the public, legislators, and school district representatives to understand, respect, and support people with special needs and to enhance appropriate education, social and recreational opportunities for special needs people with all levels of abilities. For additional information about the Special Education Alliance of Newington visit us at: www. specialedalliance.com or write info@ specialedalliance.com. ST. MARY WOMEN’S CLUB MEETING:

The March meeting for St. Mary Women’s Club will be held Monday, March 11, in the parish hall. Because the blizzard forced a cancellation of the February Pot Luck Supper, the March meeting will begin with that tasty event at 6 p.m. Call Madeline at (860) 666-9329 to register (or re-register) your pot luck dish. Following the supper, the Rev. Joe Keough will lead us in an evening of recollection: “A Lenten Reflection for the Year of Faith.” NEWINGTON ART LEAGUE STARTS SPRING SEASON: The March general membership meeting of the Newington Art League will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 at the Senior and Disabled Center, Cedar Street. This month’s demonstrator is Leslie Barren, whose specialty is contour drawing; participants should come ready with a drawing pad and pencil. The Newington Art League will be marking its 30th Anniversary with a year-long celebration! Kicking off the festivities will be the Spring Art Show April 24, at 5:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Lobby. (It will be happening in conjunction with the school-wide art show ). To enter, 1. You must be a member of the Newington Art League; 2. The piece should not have been shown before; 3. No bigger than 20x24; 4. Works must be wired for hanging; 5. Each piece is $10 entry fee, with a limit of two. To find out more about the Art League, visit www.newingtonartleague.org or call Pat Tanger (president) at (860) 666-5026. SPRING ART SHOW: Admirers of Pat Tanger’s animal portraits will enjoy viewing her skilled artworks which encompass a variety of subjects. The exhibition can be viewed in the south foyer of the Newington Senior & Disabled Center, 120 Cedar St., during March and April. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

ST. MARY WOMEN’S CLUB ST. PATRICK’S DAY DINNER: St. Mary Women’s Club will hold its St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Saturday, March 16, in the church hall immediately following the 4 p.m. Mass. Tickets for the dinner will cost $15 per person and will be sold after Masses on the first two weekends of March. No tickets will be sold at the door. Anyone unable to purchase a ticket at church but still wishing to attend is asked to call Madeline at (860) 666-9329 for a reservation by Wednesday, March 13. 5TH ANNUAL WINE & BEER TASTING AND AUCTION: St. Mary School, 652 Willard Ave., will host its 5th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting and Auction from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 5. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $20, or at the door for $25. In addition, there will be select wines from Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, Argentina, and United States. Polish Beer and Thomas Hooker Beer Ale will also be highlighted. Don’t miss Brad Field, Chief Meteorologist at NBC30, who will emcee an extended live auction portion of the evening. Call (860) 666-3844, with any questions or email stmaryschoolct@gmail.com. All proceeds to benefit St. Mary School. CRAFT FAIR VENDORS WANTED: Craft Fair to be held at the Newington Senior and Disabled Center Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are interested in renting a vendor table or would like more information, call (860) 665-8778 and leave your name, address and phone number. EVENT AT DUTCH POINT CREDIT UNION: People helping People. That’s what credit unions do. Dutch Point Credit Union has been helping people since 1960 and it’s at the core of everything they do. Their Newington branch opened five years ago and they

want to thank the residents and businesses in Newington for their support. Stop by the branch on 465 Willard Ave. during the week of March 11 to meet their staff and learn more about your local community credit union. Special offers during that week will include a chance to win a generator (up to $750 value), daily events, gifts, refreshments, and special loan rates for car loan refinancing. For more information, call (860) 563-2617 or www.dutchpoint.org. HOLY EUCHARIST AT GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Grace Episcopal Church, 124 Maple Hill Ave., has moved to celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. every Sunday. Please join us to worship God at that time. During the service we offer Sunday School and a nursery. A coffee hour is enjoyed immediately following the service. For more information, call the Rev. Bob Stocksdale at (860) 666-3331. NEWINGTON DEMOCRATIC TOWN COMMITTEE SEEKS INDIVIDUALS FOR PUBLIC OFFICE: The Newington Democratic Town Committee is seeking individuals who are interested in running for public office this November, particularly, Town Council and Board of Education. If you would like to submit your name for consideration, send in a letter of interest to: Nominating Chair, Newington Democratic Town Committee, P.O. Box 31005, Newington, CT 06131-0035. You may also contact Town Committee Chairwoman Carol Anest at (860) 490-6561. FLU VACCINATIONS BY APPOINTMENT: Anyone who has not been immunized for flu may contact the Central Connecticut Health District office to schedule their vaccination. Vaccine is available for anyone age 9 years and older, no residency requirements. We bill all Medicare Part B plans, all

Aetna plans, all ConnectiCare Plans and all Anthem plans. Participants must bring the card from one of these plans to receive their flu vaccination at no charge. Others will be charged $20 and a receipt will be given. No one will be denied vaccination because of an ability to pay. Participants are asked to wear short sleeves or loose-sleeved clothes. Vaccinations will be given at the Health District office, 505 Silas Deane Hwy., Wethersfield, by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call the Central Connecticut Health District, serving the towns of Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield at (860) 721-2822. DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP: Going through divorce, thinking about getting a divorce, already divorced, or relationship breakup. There is a caring group of people who have been exactly where you are now, this group meets every Friday night at 7 p.m. (except Good Friday and the Friday after Thanksgiving) at First Church of Christ, 250 Main St., Wethersfield. NVFD TWITTER FEED: In an effort to reach a larger audience with our fire and life safety messages, the Fire Prevention Bureau of the Newington Volunteer Fire Department has created a Twitter Feed. Twitter is a free social media web site, which allows its users to communicate in short text-based messages via the internet and SMS text message to anyone who signs up to receive them. If you have a Twitter account, follow us at NFDFireSafety. Pass this along to any family and friends, whether from Newington or not. The more people we can communicate with, the more effective this new means of communication will be. If you do not have a Twitter account, or do not wish to set one up, you can still view our messages. Simply go to

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January and February in the south foyer gallery. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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 Connecticut residents diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), an oftentimes debilitating disease affecting the central nervous system. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter offers more than 30 support groups throughout Connecticut. These groups bring together people who share a common life experience

as it relates to MS and its effects. For more information, contact Charlie at (860) 667-1314 or Tom at (860) 236-2751. For more information on multiple sclerosis and the many ways you can help make a difference, please visit www.ctfightsMS.org or call the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter at (800) FIGHT MS.

LIBRARY CALENDAR TECH SUPPORT WITH TEENS: Saturday, March 9, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Alerting all adults! Stop by with the gadgets that drive you crazy and let our teen techies help you. This list can include but is not limited to cell phones and text messaging, ereaders, Facebook, cameras, email, videogames, and iPods. If you’re a teen and would like to volunteer, please contact Bailey Ortiz, teen librarian. INTERVIEW SKILLS WORKSHOP WITH GORDON GROSS FROM THE CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: Monday, March 11, 6:30 p.m. The workshop is designed to provide the knowledge and skills to effectively compete with other candidates. It will be an interactive session with simulated interview questions. Be prepared to participate. Constructive feedback is designed to help you grow and excel in your interviewing techniques. Proper interview attire is strongly recommended. Registration is necessary at (860) 665-8700. TEEN GAMING NIGHT: Tuesday, March 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Grades 6 to 12. Come play on the library’s Xbox Kinect and Nintendo Wii! A variety of video games and board games will be available. Feel free to bring your own games! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. MOVIES AND MORE @ THE LIBRARY: “Hope Springs,” Wednesday, March 13, 1 p.m. After 30 years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship. Starring Academy Award winners Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones. Running time 100 minutes. Please pick up your free tickets at the Adult Information Desk. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. VEGGIE GARDENING: Linda Olson, Connecticut Advanced Master Gardener, will give a free garden lecture at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at Stone-

hedge Garden Center, 1616 Willard Ave. Olson’s talk will take you through the basics of good, productive veggie gardening with a focus on soil conditions, light, moisture and temperature. She will also review alternate ways to grow veggies including containers and grow bags. Come prepared with questions or issues you have had with growing vegetables; she will try to help identify the problem and suggest some fixes. Call Stonehedge today to reserve your free spot at (860) 6671158 or stop by the store. FOUR HERBS FOR ALL SEASONS: Wednesday, March 20, 7 p.m. Laura Mignosa, nationally certified Chinese herbologist, will discuss a centuriesold tradition of keeping our bodies healthy with the use of four herbs that can be combined for each coming season. Tonic herbs are superior herbs used to keep our bodies strong and resist disharmonies. We will learn how to make these herbs into decoctions or teas as they are commonly called, and discuss the healing properties of each one. VICTORIAN QUILTS AND TRADITIONS: Tuesday, March 26, 7 p.m. Snow date: Tuesday, April 9, 7 p.m. Victorianism holds a unique charm for many; learn about the history of the era through the symbolism of crazy quilts and ephemera, stories of celebrations and holiday traditions and other special events. Join teacher and craftswoman Jo Hansling and view her many samples of quilts, ephemera and holiday décor. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. LOW-MAINTENANCE, GORGEOUS PERENNIALS: Thursday, March 28, 1 p.m. You will be thrilled to discover beautiful perennials that enjoy little hand-holding on your part. They will save you time and money! Presented by writer, lecturer, and Marketing Director of Faddegon’s Nursery, Kerry Ann Mendez. Please register at the Adult Information Desk or call (860) 665-8700. Sponsored by the Friends

of the Library. BASIC LINKEDIN: Monday, March 25, 6:30 p.m. Learn how to establish a user profile, improve your visibility with key words and best practices for inviting and contacting other users and more. Registration begins March 11. INTERMEDIATE EXCEL: Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 p.m. Topics include sorting, filtering, using formulas and auto sum, creating charts and headers and footers. Experience with Excel is required. Registration begins March 13. CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS CHESS CLASSES: Tuesdays, through April 2, 4: to 5:30 p.m. (Class and practice games) Children in grades 1 and older, who are interested in becoming chess players and possibly joining a competitive team, are invited to join us for a six week course, taught by Alexander Lumelsky, an experienced chess instructor. The time includes practice games. Competition level chess boards will be available for check out. Call the Children’s Department at (860) 665-8720 to register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. DROP-IN SPRING PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES: March 11 to May 2, Various preschool storytimes for ages 9 months through 6 years. Pick up a detailed schedule in the Children’s Department or check our webpage at www.newingtonct.gov/library. FAMILY STORYTIME: Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Stories, songs and more for the whole family all year ‘round. No registration is necessary. PLAY FOR ALL!: Saturday, March 9, 10:30 to noon. Come join us for a special needs playgroup 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. CONSTRUCTION CLUB: Saturday, March 9, 1 to 2 p.m. Come to our monthly gathering to build projects with Lego bricks. Due to safety concerns, only children age 7 and up, and their families will be allowed in the building room. Call the Children’s Department at (860) 665-8720 to register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. PLAY WITH US! Tuesdays, March 12, 19 and 26, 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 three-year-old resource professionals and socialize with your peers. All are welcome. No registration necessary. EXPLORE TOGETHER! Thursday, March 14, 3:45 p.m. (NOTE: New Thursday Time) Be a book detective and see if you can solve the mysteries of Animalia Riddles through the alphabet. Explorers in grades 1 to 4 may call the Children’s Department at (860) 665-8720 to register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. EXPLORE THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT: Saturday, March 16, 10:15 a.m. Join the fun as Sparky’s Puppets perform a St. Patrick’s Day show. You never know who might pop up; an elf, a wise woman or a goblin! Call the Children’s Department at (860) 665-8720 to register children ages 3 to 10. WE ALL GET READY TO READ! Mondays, March 18 and 25, and April 1 and 8, 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 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 that they need to be ready to learn to read. Call the Children’s Department at (860) 665-8720 to register. PREPARING FOR KINDERGARTEN: WHAT EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO KNOW: Tuesday, March 19, Session I — 6 to 6:45 p.m. (includes an optional storytime for the child entering Kindergarten); Session II — 7 to 7:45 (for parents ONLY) Lucy Robbins Welles Library Community Room — Parents of children attending kindergarten in the fall are invited to hear a panel of experienced professionals offer advice and tips for this often stressful time. A storytime for those children entering kindergarten will be held concurrently during the first session only. A flyer detailing panel information and registration for the program will be available in the Children’s Department and must be returned to the Human Services Department by March 14. Call the Department of Human Services at (860) 665-8590 for more information. Sponsored by the Early Childhood Council. COOKBOOK CLUB: Wednesday, March 20, 6:30 p.m. Let’s get together and make Brownie Bursts. The cookie ingredients will be mixed and rolled into balls, and then taken home for baking. Chefs in grades 3 to 6 may call the Children’s Department at (860) 665-8720 to register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. TALES TO TAILS: Saturday, March 23, 1 to 2:30 p.m. and Wednesday, March 27, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Children who love dogs or need to boost their reading skills may sign up for a 15-minute session reading to a certified therapy dog. Unlike peers, animals are attentive listeners; they don’t judge or criticize, so children are more comfortable and inclined to forget about their own fears. Call (860) 665-8720 for more information or to register. Sponsored by Cold Noses, Warm Hearts, Inc.


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