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Spring at last! Friday, April 4, 2014

And there’s a festival celebrating it Saturday at Newington H.S.


It’s still up in the air as to whether spring weather will grace us Saturday, but at least a celebration of the season will take over Newington High School for the day. The NHS Student Council has been hard at work for months planning its second annual comVolume 53, No. 64


munity outreach event, which this year students have dubbed Spring Fest. The inaugural event last year was Irish Fest and the school’s gymnasium was adorned in green, since all activities revolved around St. Patrick’s Day. The fundraiser went to benefit Twenty Six Trees, a foundation created to honor the memory of the lives lost in the Sandy Hook school tragedy. Money helped in the construction of the EverWonder Children’s Museum in Newtown. This time funds raised will See SPRING, Page 10

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Lynn McPhelimy, author of “The Checklist of Life,” is shown during a visit to Bel-Air Manor in Newington.

A checklist for the seniors in your life By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

Would your children know what to do if you passed away suddenly? It sounds morbid, but nearing the end of days doesn’t have to be so. Author Lynn McPhelimy and her parents, Ellyn and Joe Wolak, weren’t going to take any chances. INSIDE:

When the couple was diagnosed with terminal cancer in the very same year, they began a quest to prepare their family for their impending departure. What surfaced was a book written by their daughter that would eventually land her appearances on “Oprah” and “The Today Show.”

“You know when I’m gone, I don’t want the yard all dug up when you’re looking for the septic tank. So here is this little map,” McPhelimy remembers her father saying. And her mother? “I don’t want to leave with you with questions; I want to leave you with answers.”

Newington Youth Ballet to perform ‘Legend of Magical Forest’ at Wadsworth Athenaeum

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End Hunger Connecticut! names Newington resident Steven Gavron to key position

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Hi-tech manikin provides training for medical emergencies

A demonstration of a computerized simulation manikin recently gave staff at Jefferson Housein Newington, a skilled nursing facility, a first look at the innovative technology that will give them hands-on training in potentially life-saving procedures. The intensive education on the highly advanced model will provide staff with the experience to evaluate lifelike vital signs, including dilated pupils, pulse, breath rate, body temperature, oxygen satu-

ration and other symptoms that could signal a medical emergency. This type of manikin is specifically tailored for skilled nursing facility care and will provide essential training for responding to actual medical problems such as cardiac arrest, strokes, severe allergic reactions and airway obstructions. The computerized simulation manikin — nicknamed “Charlie Jefferson” — and the training program as well as the trans-

The manikin is specifically tailored for skilled nursing facility care.



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port cargo van was funded by a grant from the Jefferson House Institute. A nurse educator and simulation technician from the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation at Hartford Hospital will also train skilled nursing care staff at Jerome Home in New Britain and Southington Care Center, two Central Connecticut Senior Health Services skilled nursing facilities. “The goal is to provide a safe learning environment where staff can learn new techniques for patient care and practice them on the manikin,” said mobile simulation instructor Amanda Watkins.

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Jefferson House Executive Director Sue Vinal, left, and Director of Nursing Services Robyn Beaulieu discuss the simulated vital signs displayed by a computerized manikin during an introductory training event.

NEWINGTON POLICE BLOTTER Newington police report the following: Maegan Brzostowski, 24, of 44 Middletown Ave., East Hampton, was charged Feb. 28 with prostitution, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of narcotics. Jazzelle Bastos, 19, of 1056 Capitol Ave., Hartford, was charged March 5 with second-degree reckless endangerment and breach of peace. James Ayres, 56, of 241 West Hill Road, was charged March 6 with threatening and two counts breach of peace. Erik Francks, 21, of 47 Oregon Ave., Meriden, was charged March 6 with fifth-degree larceny, third-degree identity theft, illegal use of a credit card, receipt of money, goods of services by illegal use of credit card and credit card theft. Michelle Szewczyk, 40, of 144 Sexton St., New Britain, was charged March 6 with fifth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit fifth-degree larceny. David Christley, 42, of 260 Park St., Hartford, was charged March 7 with violation of probation, and two counts failure to pay or plea Prince Acquah, 22, of 161 W. Mountain St., Worcester, Mass., was charged March 7 with illegal use of a credit card, five counts third-degree forgery, fifth-degree criminal attempt to commit larceny and fifth-degree larceny. Jonathan Dunning, 24, of 41

Miami Ave., was charged March 8 with disorderly conduct. Raymond Rodriguez, 25, of 8 Cedar St., New Britain, was charged March 9 with driving under the influence and failure to maintain lane. Jose Gomez, 30, of 196 Smith St., New Britain, was charged March 9 with driving under the influence and improper number of headlights. Dennis Wilkos, 41, of 101 Connecticut Boulevard, East Hartford, was charged March 10 with two counts criminal trespassing. Gilmaries Rodriguez, 23, of 8 Putnam Heights, Hartford, was charged March 10 with driving under the influence and failure to maintain lane. Desiree Staples, 32, of 398 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, was charged March 10 with possession of narcotics. Cheryl Graham, 45, of 50 Barnard Drive, was charged March 11 with violation of probation. John Scannell, 44, of 2089 Berlin Turnpike, was charged March 13 with driving under the influence. Matthew Knight, 19, of 37 Bingham St., New Britain, was charged March 13 with sale of marijuana. Theresa Rodriguez, 55, of 34 Shenfield St., New Britain, was charged March 14 with driving under the influence and failure to

maintain lane. Julio Conde-Velaquez, 57, of 71 Linden St., New Britain, was charged March 14 with sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny. John Wieczorek, 65, of 236 John St., was charged March 15 with second-degree failure to appear. Ryan Roy, 32, of 95 Hungers Lane, was charged March 15 with disorderly conduct and threatening. Craig Woodhouse, 26, of 6 Northcrest Drive, North Granby, was charged March 15 with failure to obey traffic signal and driving under the influence. Keith Duperry, 33, of 18 Roger St., Hartford, was charged March 16 with disorderly conduct. Ryan Schwenneker, 39, of 140 Sargeant St., Hartford, was charged March 16 with traveling fast, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle without a license. Nika Terrill, 27, of 150 Pine St., Manchester, was charged March 17 with disorderly conduct, third-degree assault and risk of injury to a minor. David Mulock, 53, of 43 Steeplechase Drive, was charged March 17 with threatening, interfering with a police officer, risk of injury to a minor, first-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree assault, second-degree strangulation and disorderly conduct.

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OFI picked among Best Places to Work in Conn. By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

The staff at OFI, the Newington company selected for the Hartford Business Journal’s 2014 Best Places to Work in Connecticut list.

make it a top priority to create a In the Hartford Business encouraging employees’ job Erica Schmitt can be reached at positive, supportive and nurturing Journal profile on OFI, the growth and maintaining “out- (860) 225-4601, ext. 210, or work environment that fosters company was recognized for standing employee morale,” creativity and keeps morale high. “We’re honored to see our efforts recognized by the Best Mangia! “Italian Style” 437 New Britain Ave. Places to Work in Connecticut program.” Newington OPEN: Mon.-Sat. M a n y 860-667-1454 8am-6pm; Italian-American Deli & Catering of OFI’s SALES GOOD Sun. 8am-1pm 4/2/14 to 4/6/14 Joseph A. Lenares • Joseph S. Lenares • David J. Lenares morale-building efforts involve giving back to GROTE WEIGEL the community. BOAR’S HEAD EASTER BOAR’S HEAD LB Staff recently CLASSIC KIELBASA participated in CHICKEN GROTE WEIGEL the University BUFFALO LB EASTER LB LB of Hartford’s CHICKEN HAM Express to OUR OWN Success job HORMEL NAPOLI s h a d o w i n g BAKED COOKED 3 LB. program, an HAM ROAST initiative that RICOTTA WHOLE & HALF LB LB BEEF pairs students $2.99/LB with alumni LAMOLISANA NAPOLI professionals ROASTED for an intensive LAND-O-LAKES DRY one-week mentoring experience AMERICAN TURKEY SAUSAGE during spring break. LB HOT & SWEET CHEESE LB BREAST LB Sophomore Humairaa Bhura spent time with Mehmet ORDER YOUR OWN 8 INCH Bakkaloglu, OFI’s controller, to MARTIN ROSOL OR STANLEY PROVISION ITALIAN learn about his role and the function of the accounting team. COMB. “This experience definitely HAM OR SALAMI GRINDER FRESH OR SMOKED LETTUCE, TOM., CHEESE exposed me to how accounting and the controller are connected THE ITALIAN STORE IN NEWINGTON to every department,” she said. GREAT PRICES, DELICIOUS FOOD AND QUALITY - ALL CLOSE TO HOME!

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Commercial furniture dealer OFI was recently named one of the Best Places to Work in Connecticut for the second consecutive year by The Hartford Business Journal, Best Companies Group and Hooker and Holcomb. The annual “Best Places to Work in Connecticut” survey and awards program identifies, recognizes and honors 35 of the state’s best employers, with consideration given to how companies benefit the local economy, workforce and other businesses. Nominated companies were selected through a two-part survey process that evaluated workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second portion consisted of an employee survey to measure staff experience. Located on Garfield Street in Newington, OFI has been a leading provider of commercial interiors in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts for over 40 years. The company’s signature product line is Herman Miller, a global leader in sustainable office products that partners with the world’s top designers. In addition to its furniture lines, OFI offers owners, architects and designers a full range of support services including space planning, project coordination, installation and warehousing. C l i e n t s include some of the region’s largest companies and institutions, including ESPN, Webster Bank, ConnectiCare, The Hartford, University of Massachusetts and Konica. “OFI is thrilled to be recognized again as one of the Best Places to Work in Connecticut,” said Rick Mills, president. “Our employees take pride in providing our clients with exceptional service and expertise, but we also

among other achievements. The list of “Best” honorees consists of 20 small- to medium-sized companies, which employ anywhere from 15 to 199 people, along with 15 large-sized companies with 200 or more employees. OFI, which employs 27 people, was among honorees within the small/medium category. The Hartford Business Journal published the final rankings in its March 2014 issue, which can be found at And local job-seekers are in luck, because OFI currently has open positions. “Since business is thriving, we do have openings for account executives and project managers,” Debbie Laviero, vice president of organizational development, said Wednesday. OFI is located at 28 Garfield St. in Newington, (800) 2833357. Visit them online at www.

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Health District take part in National Public Health Week

Each year, the first week of April is designated as National Public Health Week in order to increase the general public’s awareness of the importance of public health in our life and communities. This year, the American Public Health Association has proclaimed as April 7-13 as National Public Health Week. This year’s theme is “Public Health: Start Here” and focuses on the role of public health and prevention in the new world of health care delivery.

The public health system that keeps our communities healthy and safe is changing as technologies advance, public attitudes toward health shift and more health and safety options become more available through policy changes, such as the Affordable Care Act. Public health works to protect and improve the health of communities around the nation through preventive medicine, health education, control of communicable diseases, emergency

preparedness coordination, application of sanitary measures and monitoring of environmental hazards. Throughout history, public health has made tremendous strides in food safety, occupational safety, motor vehicle safety, control of infectious diseases, vaccination, fluorination of water, infant and maternal health, and modifying behavior to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. In recognition of the importance of public health, Mayor

Rachel Rochette of Berlin, Mayor Stephen Woods of Newington, Mayor Henry Vasel of Rocky Hill and Mayor Paul Montinieri of Wethersfield have signed proclamations to declare National Public Health Week in each of the district towns. The proclamations will be available for viewing at each of the town libraries, with a display of information and take home resources about this year’s public health themes. During National Public Health

Week, be sure to visit the Central Connecticut Health District’s display at your local library to celebrate and learn about how Public Health plays a role in your life. For more information about public health, visit the National Public Health Week website at or contact the Central Connecticut Health District, serving the towns of Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield at (860) 7212822 or by visiting www.ccthd. org.

Newington woman completes three-year Fidelco apprenticeship

BLOOMFIELD — The Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation has announced that Newington native Laura DeMaio Roy has successfully completed a threeyear apprenticeship program and is now a Fidelco Certified Guide Dog Trainer/Instructor. In her new role, DeMaio Roy joins the ranks of the nonprofit’s world-class Guide Dog Trainer/ Instructors responsible for training Fidelco’s elite German Shepherd Guide Dogs and placing them with blind clients across North America. All Fidelco certified trainer/instructors must undergo a three-year apprenticeship which includes training, evaluation and care for approximately 25 guide dogs in training and numerous written, oral and “blindfold walk” exams. Fidelco pioneered In-Community Placement in the United States — a process that allows all Fidelco Guide Dog users to be trained in the communities where they live and work. Laura will work closely with these clients on placements, annual follow-ups and interviews. “Laura has entered the company of a highly respected group of professionals who are changing lives across North America,” said Tommy Mourad, Fidelco’s Director of Guide Dog Training Operations and Client Services. “Laura has a very keen understanding of the needs of our clients; her own father is legally blind.”

Prior to joining Fidelco, DeMaio Roy worked as a horse trainer, environmental educator and an animal keeper intern, working with a variety of exotic hoof-stock animals. She earned a Master of Public Administration degree in May of 2011 from the University of Connecticut and graduated with honors. Fidelco is New England’s only guide dog school and Connecticut’s own guide dog training organization. The non-profit organization relies solely on the gifts and the gener-

osity of individuals, foundations, corporations and civic organizations. For more information visit The Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Bloomfield. Fidelco is an internationally accredited organization and an admired expert throughout the world for its highly valued German Shepherd Guide Dogs. Each Fidelco Guide Dog takes two years, 15,000 hands-on hours and $45,000 to produce. They are Laura DeMaio Roy with Fidelco CEO Eliot Russman, left, and Director of given to clients at no cost. Guide Dog Training Operations Tommy Mourad.

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Vote For Your Favorites “Best Of Newington Awards”

Please enter the business name of your choice in each category. Only businesses in Newington are eligible to win. All ballots must be received by May 9, 2014 no exceptions.

Voting will be accepted by newspaper ballot or online voting at One vote per email address will be accepted online. Duplicate email entries will not be accepted. No photo copies will be accepted. Please drop or mail newspaper ballot to the Chamber’s office at 1046 Main Street. Winning businesses will have their names published in local publications and will receive an award at the Newington Chamber Annual Awards Dinner.

The event will be held Friday, May 30th, 6pm-10pm at the Hawthorne Inn, 2421 Berlin Tpke, Berlin, CT. The event is sponsored by Geico, State Farm, Newington Health Care, Primerica, Clinical Laboratory Partners, Thomas Fahy Insurance Associates, Berkshire Bank and Newington Town Crier. The cost is $40 per person. Ticket sales help support Newington High School Scholarship Fund. Conta Chamber office at 860-666-2089 for tickets. Best Dentist / Oral Surgeon________________________________ Best Accountant / Tax Consultant __________________________ Best Health / Fitness _____________________________________

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NEWINGTON EVENTS CALENDAR “JUMP INTO SPRING WITH READING”: During the month of April, the GFWC Newington/Wethersfield Woman’s Club, in cooperation with Newington Public Schools, will sponsor its tenth annual “Jump Into Spring with Reading” contest. Students in kindergarten through fourth grade are eligible to enter the contest, simply by reading books. Students record a date for every 20 minutes that they read or are read to and submit an entry form for every 5 dates. The drawing for prizes will take place at each elementary school Friday, May 2. Five prizes will be awarded per school. By sponsoring this contest, the Woman’s Club is hoping to encourage children to read as much as possible between April 1 and April 30. The club and school district also hope that by being challenged in this way, children will learn the joy of reading for pleasure and entertainment. CT MIRAGE FASTPITCH CLINICS: The Ct. Mirage fastpitch travel softball organization will hold three free clinics for girls with 2003, 2004, and 2005 birth years. For dates and times and to pre-register, go to under “Latest News.” For additional information, call Dave at (860) 561-2328.

difference in the lives of long term care residents. No experience necessary and training will be provided. Interested in finding out more? Contact Heather Hitchcock, admissions director, at (860) 667-2256. 9TH ANNUAL CIARA MCDERMOTT BASKETBALL CLASSIC: The 9th Annual Ciara McDermott Basketball Classic will take place Friday, April 4 at Newington High School. A three-point contest will begin the evening’s activities at 6 p.m. Three teams comprised of students, faculty and police officers will then compete against each other with the first game starting at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be available. Advanced tickets are available at the police department and the high school at $5 each. Tickets will also be available at the door the day of the event at $7 each. Proceeds from this event will be used to provide scholarships for deserving high school students who will be continuing their education beyond Newington High School.

FIRST MAJOR LEAGUE DESIGNATED HITTER TO SPEAK AT TEMPLE SINAI: Ron “Boomer” Blomberg, the first designated hitter in major league baseball, will speak at Temple Sinai of Newington at noon Sunday, April 6. The event, hosted NEWINGTON HEALTH CARE CENTER SEEKS VOLUNTEERS: Newington Health by the Temple Sinai Men’s Club, is open to the public and is appropriate for all Care Center is seeking volunteers in its ages. The synagogue, at 41 West Hartskilled nursing and Memory Care units. ford Road, Newington, 06111, is a halfTake a moment to make someone mile south of the intersection of South happy! We are looking for individuals Main Street and New Britain Avenue in willing to share their talents and time; West Hartford. Blomberg batted for the chatting, reading, playing games or 14 March Easter_RMNE Ad a3/21/14 9:57 AM as Page 1 first time a designated hitter for the cards, anyone wanting to make

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New York Yankees on April 6, 1973 in a game against the Red Sox in Fenway Park. Pitcher Luis Tiant walked him with the bases loaded. Tickets will be sold at the door for only $10 for adults and $5 for children under 13 years old. Signed baseballs, pictures and books will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Rob Dulitsky at rdulitsky@hotmail. com. Temple Sinai ( is a Reform congregation serving the spiritual needs of the Jewish community in the Greater Hartford area. For more information on Ron Blomberg: www. SPECIAL EDUCATION ALLIANCE OF NEWINGTON (SEAN) “VENDOR NIGHT” FUNDRAISER, RAFFLE: The Special Education Alliance of Newington will hold a “Vendor Night” fundraiser and raffle from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 4 at the Newington Senior and Disabled Center, 120 Cedar St. The event is free and open to all. Numerous home shopping vendors such as Premier Design Jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Avon, Shannon’s Jammin, Thirty One, Sock Snowmen by Rebecca, Jamberry Nails, Partylite, Tupperware, Perfectly Posh, do’Terra Essential Oils, Dove Chocolates, Story Lockets by Deby and Scensty will be present at the event. Participating vendors have generously offered to donate raffle items to the event as well as a percentage of their sales to SEAN. The money raised at the event will go toward the SEAN scholarship fund, resources, programming, social events and outings for children with special needs and their families. The Special Education Alliance of Newington’s goal is to work within our community to encourage the public, legislators, and school district representatives to understand, respect, and support children with special needs and to enhance appropriate education, social and recreational opportunities for special needs children with all levels of abilities. For additional information, contact Liz Palaia, SEAN, (860) 665-8375. “PETER PAN”: The Martin Kellogg Middle School Drama Club will present “Peter Pan” on the following dates: Thursday, April 3, 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 5, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for all seats, all shows. Contact Cheryl Liedke at (860) 306-1776. ST. MARY WOMEN’S CLUB COMMUNION BRUNCH: For its April meeting, St. Mary Women’s Club will have a Communion Brunch, catered by All Occasions Caterers, Sunday, April 6, in the Church Hall. guest speaker will be Deacon Jim Tanguay. The brunch will begin immediately after the 10 o’clock Mass. All members are asked to meet in the Baptistry before Mass, process in and sit together as a group. Former members and other parishioners are most welcome to attend. The cost of the brunch buffet is $13. For reservations, call Madeline at (860) 666-9329. VICTORIAN TEA: The Newington Historical Society And Trust will present its Annual Victorian Tea Sunday, April 6 and Sunday, April 27 at the Kellogg-Eddy House & Museum, 679 Willard

Ave. Seating times are noon to 1 p.m. and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. both Sundays. An exhibit will be held to honor the memory of the late Evelyn Gianati, charter member of the Newington Art League. A number of her paintings will be selected and exhibited by the Art League. Registration fees: Non-members: $15; members: $10 and seniors: $12. Non-refundable registration fees are requested in advance. Upon receipt, a confirmation card will be mailed to you. (860) 666-7118. email: NEWINGTON ART LEAGUE APRIL 2014 MEETING AND ART SHOW: The April 2014 general membership meeting of the Newington Art League will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at the Newington Senior and Disabled Center on Cedar Street. After a brief business meeting, the demonstrator will be Debby Sigmon. Her topic will be “portrait drawing using charcoal.” Meetings are free and open to the public. In conjunction with the town wide art show, the Newington Art League will have a Spring Members Art Show in the Newington Town Hall Lobby from April 21 through May 16. The show will have an opening reception Wednesday, April 23, at 6 p.m. and will include a bake sale fundraiser on both April 23 and April 24 to raise money for the annual scholarship fund. The league awards a scholarship to a qualifying Newington High School student. The show will be judged by Chris Webster, president of Gallery 53 in Meriden. Prizes will be awarded at the opening reception: first prize, second prize, third prize and several honorable mentions. The Newington Art League also holds members’ workshops Mondays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m.) at its new location, 679 Willard Ave. To find out more about the Newington Art League, visit, visit the league’s Facebook page or contact Pat Tanger (co-president) at (860) 666-5026 or Mike Hornyak (co-president) at (860) 666-1144. NCTC ADDED CLASS SESSION FOR KIDS, AGES 5-8! The Newington Children’s Theatre Company has added a third In Performance: Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. class, beginning Saturdays, April 12, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Throughout the four-week session, children, ages 5 to 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 Alice in Wonderland Jr.,” performing May 30 to June 8. Participants will perform in three to four of the eight public performances. Two class sessions: Wednesdays, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., beginning April 9, and Saturdays, from 11:15 a.m. tp 12:15 p.m., beginning April 12. Space is limited. Note that the Saturday, 10 to 11 a.m. class is full. Wait list available. Registration is required (Registration form available online at www.NCTCArts. org). Cost: $100. In addition to the four weekly classes, participants are required to attend two rehearsals with the full cast (TBD). All classes, rehearsals and performances will take place at the NCTC Performing

Arts Theatre, 743 North Mountain Road. For more information, please call (860) 666.NCTC (6282) or www. NEWINGTON KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PALM SUNDAY BREAKFAST: The Newington Knights of Columbus will hold their Palm Sunday Breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 13 at Holy Spirit Church, Church Street. The menu will include ham, eggs, their famous home fries and all-you- can-eat pancakes, Danish, coffee, hot chocolate, and orange juice. Price: $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 5 to 14; under 5 years of age there is no cost. The money raised goes to charitable causes of the Knights of Columbus, and many Catholic Charities. LENTEN SERVICES: Join us at Church of Christ, Congregational, 1075 Main St., (860) 666-4689, as we observe Easter Week. April 13 is Palm Sunday, with a procession of palms and service at 10 a.m. April 17 is Maundy Thursday with service at 7 p.m. April 18 is Good Friday with Family Worship at 2 p.m., and Evening Worship at 7 p.m.. And April 20 is Easter Sunday, with Sunrise Service at Indian Hill Country Club at 6 a.m., Easter Worship at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. CEDAR MOUNTAIN COMMONS OFFERS FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING: Cedar Mountain Commons will offer a free blood pressure screening from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Wethersfield Senior Center (Pitkin Community Center), 30 Greenfield St., Wethersfield. WINE TASTING AND AUCTION AT ST. MARY SCHOOL: Save the date! On Saturday, April 26, St. Mary School, 652 Willard Ave., will host its annual Wine and Beer Tasting event from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. The evening will include both silent and live auctions, and the live auction will be hosted by NBC TV Chief Meteorologist Brad Field. Tickets for the evening are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. To obtain tickets, call the school at (860) 666-3844 or email MILITARY WHIST: The Military Whist, sponsored by Alpha Delta Kappa, Alpha Chapter of Newington, will host its whist gathering at Newington High School cafeteria, 605 Willard Ave. April 30. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets ($6 each) can be purchased at the cafeteria door. Refreshments will be served between 6:30 and 7 p.m. Raffles and door prizes will be available. Alpha Delta Kappa is a woman educators’ sorority that donates its proceeds to needy persons. For additional information, contact Beverley, president, at (860) 568-0292. 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. For more information, contact Charlie at (860) 667-1314 or Tom at (860) 2362751. For more information on MS visit or call the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter at (800) FIGHT MS.

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Newington Youth Ballet to perform at Wadsworth Athenaeum By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

The Newington Youth Ballet is set to perform its popular “The Legend of the Magical Forest” at the Wadsworth Athenaeum Saturday, April 19. Since being founded two years ago by Newington resident Jane Alissa Levin, the non-profit now has more than 60 dancers ranging in age from 7 to 17 — including many national and international champions. Levin has taught in a half-dozen dance studios and performed professionally with The New York City Ballet and as a soloist with Ballet Atlantic. Many of her students have gone on to professional careers in the arts, including the Royal Ballet in London, the American Ballet Theater in New York City, the Rockettes, the hit TV show “So You Think You Can Dance” and various music videos and commercials. One even made an appearance in the movie “The Adjustment Bureau.” A few of these young stars will be performing at the upcoming show, including 15-year-old

IF YOU GO: WHAT: Newington Youth Ballet’s “The Legend Of The Magical Forest” WHEN: Saturday, April 19, at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. WHERE: The Wadsworth Athenaeum, 600 Main St., Hartford HOW: Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by contacting Jane Levin at (860) 986-9847 or

nization dedicated to saving the lives of animals in danger. This year’s show will be held on Wednesday, June 11, in Newington Town Hall, 131 Cedar St. Classes are currently held at The Wethersfield Academy of The Arts. Next fall more ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical and hip hop classes will be open for enrollment. For tickets to either of the The Newington Youth Ballet in “The Legend of the Magical Forest,” which the dancers will perform Saturday, April Newington Youth Ballet’s 19, at the Wadsworth Athenaeum. upcoming productions, contact Jane Levin at (860) 986-9847 or Jade Cloud, a featured dancer “Dance Moms.” Jade’s sister Levin and was featured on sea- by email at balletmaster@snet. on Lifetime’s hit television show Hayley Cloud also studied under son six of the hit television show net. “So You Think You Can Dance.” John Wallace Middle School Erica Schmitt can be reached at student Amaia Jackson, 11, is (860) 225-4601, ext. 210, or another performer from town. Levin began writing “The Legend of the Magical Forest,” 14 years ago and choreographed it herself. Here is the story that she interpreted into dance, in her own words: “The main character carries into the forest a heart of faith, love and hope and places it in a special spot. As long as it remains there, the animals love each other and are infinitely happy. But on the other side of the forest there are another group of characters who sneak in and steal the heart. This causes the animals to turn on each other, before two with immunity come to the rescue and all is well again.” “This is a wonderful children’s ballet that can be enjoyed by adults as well as children,” Levin explained. “It’s a story where love and caring reign and evil is destroyed.” The Newington Youth Ballet also hosts many charity benefits, including an annual fundraiser Jade Cloud, 15, one of the ballet’s star performers, will be featured on show to benefit the non-profit the upcoming season of Lifetime’s Running for Rescues, an orga- hit television show “Dance Moms.”

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‘Checklist of Life’ author to speak at Bel-Air Manor

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meant to be completed by readers. The first section is called “Just the Facts” and it prompts you to fill in your basic personal information along with the names, phone numbers and addresses of other important contacts: your doctors, accountant and lawyer. The next 20 pages ask for banking account numbers, insurance policies, investments, pensions and Social Security benefits … what you owe and are owed. Then there’s room for recording information about all the real estate you might own or lease and how to take care of your home (who delivers the oil and when is the trash picked up?) Next it’s the yard chores for each season and hiding places for your most valuable items. Once all this practical, common-sense stuff is in, it’s time for the “Remember When” section. Here write your best memories of parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, spouses,

and letters to each of your children; dates of their birthdays, anniversaries and where to find photographs and home videos, and how to take care of your pets. There’s also room for recording unfulfilled dreams, things you’d still like to accomplish, and finally — your last wishes. Preparing a last will and testament, your burial, ultimate resting place, obituary, the music to be played at your funeral and parting words to comfort family and friends. “This is meant to be simple; it’s a map to your life and an opportunity to have courage and confidence to move forward,” McPhelimy explained. Completing it with your children can be a good way to share your past, organize the present and offer peace of mind in the future. “It gets interesting and fun and it starts the conversation before the crisis happens,” McPhelimy added. Marlo Bish, a corporate liaison at Bel-Air Manor, completed her “Checklist” years ago and bought books for all of her children as


That led McPhelimy to write “The Checklist of Life” — a useful workbook to help family members handle legal, personal and household affairs during hospital stays and after the passing of their kin. Now the Middlefield resident will be at BelAir Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Newington on We d n e s d a y, April 9, to talk to seniors about “Spring Cleaning: Where do you begin? De-cluttering your life once and for all.” “Here if they’re in rehab, they probably didn’t plan on being here, and someone needs to keep their life running,” she said during a recent visit to the state-of-theart nursing home, which provides short-term and outpatient rehabilitation in addition to long-term care services. “The Checklist” isn’t a novel or an advice column; its pages are

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Lynn McPhelimy has appeared on “Oprah” and “Good Morning America.”

well. Death is always uncertain, so it’s ideal for any age, she thought. Upon a chance meeting with McPhelimy at a conference, Bish, who is also a registered nurse, decided to bring the opportunity to Bel-Air patients and local residents. “I said, everybody needs this book,” she recalled. “What a wonderful message.”


Now McPhelimy is planning quarterly public speaking engagements at Bel-Air. Anyone is welcome to come to the first event this Wednesday, April, 9 at 1 p.m. To register, call (860) 666-5689. Bel-Air Manor is located at 256 New Britain Ave., Newington. Erica Schmitt can be reached at (860) 225-4601, ext. 210, or es-





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Jose Pena works with patient Marie Batista at Bel-Air Manor in Newington on Tuesday during a visit by Lynn McPhelimy, author of “The Checklist of Life,” on Tuesday. McPhelimy will be speaking there on April 9.




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Spring Fest at Newington H.S. Continued from Page 1

The Newington High School Student Council at Irish Fest, last year’s Irish Fest community outreach event.

This Spring, come to Cedar Mountain Commons and enjoy carefree living and peace of mind.

We so often hear our new residents say that the nicest part of living at Cedar Mountain Commons is sharing each day with good friends. They talk about carefree living with great activities and fine dining. And,their families enjoy peace of mind knowing their loved ones can relax in a safe and beautiful setting. If you’ve been thinking about retirement living, learn why Cedar Mountain Commons is considered one of the nations’ premier rental continuum of care communities. Visit and discover the difference.

be donated to the Newington Children’s Theatre Company (NCTC). A nonprofit that’s been a part of the Newington community for more than half a century, NCTC is dedicated to providing quality entertainment and handson performing arts programming to children and young adults from preschool through college. And this year’s festival theme is all about ushering in the April showers and May flowers. “We thought we would have an opportunity to broaden our activities with a spring theme, plus we really just wanted to do an egg hunt,” Melissa Morello, student council advisor, said. “It’s something a little bit different.” The egg hunt is at noon and space will be limited to the first 200 children who register, beginning at 10 a.m. Eggs will contain candy, stickers and other small toys. A lucky few will pick up some with coupons for gift certificates donated by local businesses. In addition, the event will feature jewelry making, craft projects, games, face painting, and other activities geared toward children ages 2 through 8. Kids will have the opportunity to take photos and interact with several characters including a bunny, a princess, and a prince. There will also be food, refreshments and a bake sale. Although the Student Council organized the day, students from many of the school’s clubs and classes will be participating in the fun. Members of the Spanish Honor Society, for example, will run an area devoted to Crayons for Cancer, a national non-profit that raises money for children with cancer and their families by selling crayons repurposed into fun shapes. At Saturday’s festival, they will be sorting and peeling crayons with the help of any kids interested.

IF YOU GO WHAT: Newington High School’s Spring Fest 2014 WHEN: Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Newington High School gym and cafeteria, 605 Willard Ave. HOW: Minimum $10 admission per family at the door If you go: WHAT: Newington High School’s Spring Fest 2014 WHEN: Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Newington High School gym and cafeteria, 605 Willard Ave. HOW: Minimum $10 admission per family at the door

“It’s all driven by the students; they’re very excited,” said Morello, who teaches English. A couple of council members currently involved in NCTC productions and classes nominated the organization as this year’s beneficiary. The council, which has more than 100 members, voted almost unanimously in the charity’s favor. “We’re all very excited,” said Claire Van Cott, artistic director of NCTC. Funds collected through Spring Fest will all go to benefit general children’s programming at the theatre, which will begin its 52nd season this summer. Each family who attends will be asked to pay $10 admission, but people are encouraged to donate more to the cause. Newington High School’s Spring Fest will be held this Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the gymnasium and cafeteria of the school, located at 605 Willard Ave. Erica Schmitt can be reached at (860) 225-4601, ext. 210, or

Attend our OPEN HOUSE Sunday, March 9th from 10am-2pm! Or, for more information about our community, please call Katie Mauriello at 860-665-7901. 3 John H. Stewart Drive Newington, CT Face painting is one of the activities for kids at Saturday’s Spring Fest.

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End Hunger Connecticut! names Newington resident to key post By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

End Hunger Connecticut!, a statewide anti-hunger and food security organization with headquarters in Hartford, has added Newington resident Steven Gavron as SNAP Outreach Coordinator. SNAP is the State Department of Social Services’ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which provides food stamp benefits to families depending on household size, income and expenses. As SNAP Outreach Coordinator, Gavron will work to increase the number of eligible individuals and families participating in SNAP with a focus on the Connecticut communities with the largest gaps between SNAP eligibility and participation rates. He brings to the table an extensive background in community organizing, having previously served as executive director of

the CT AIDS Action Council and director of the LGBT Hate Crime Project at the CT Women’s Education and Legal Fund. There he assisted victims of hate crimes in advocating for improved public policy. Outside of the office, Gavron can be found hiking, biking, skiing and volunteering his spare time in support of various political campaigns. “We’re excited to welcome Steve to End Hunger Connecticut! and to enhance our SNAP team’s capacity,” Lucy Nolan, executive director of End Hunger Connecticut!, said. “Our newest additions bring strong community organizing skills and a passion for improving food security in Connecticut to the team and we look forward to collaborating with them on a wide-range of initiatives.” End Hunger Connecticut! is a statewide anti-hunger and food security organization. By focusing on advocacy, outreach, education and research, EHC! serves

as a comprehensive anti-hunger resource for community organizations, legislators, and low-income families. To learn more, visit: Erica Schmitt can be reached at (860) 225-4601, ext. 210, or

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Entertainment Raffles Gather with old friends & meet some new ones! Sylvester

Inquiries for adoption should be made at the Connecticut Humane Society located at 701 Russell Road in Newington or by calling (860) 594-4500 or toll free at 1-800-452-0114. The Connecticut Humane Society is a private organization with branch shelters in Waterford, Westport and a cat adoption center in the PetSMART store in New London. The Connecticut Humane Society is not affiliated with any other animal welfare organizations on the national, regional or local level.


Sponsored by Middlesex County Blue Star Mothers-CT3, VFW Post 2138, Rocky Hill and Cromwell Veteran Affairs Committee

PET OF THE WEEK: SYLVESTER This is Sylvester, a 2-year-old, black male feline who is waiting for a second chance. Black kitties may instill a bit of superstition and sometimes this makes it difficult to adopt them out. Sylvester is not only black, but his eyes are not perfect in comparison to our other cats. We are hoping to find a family who will connect on a deeper level with Sylvester. He can be a little shy to start; he takes a bit of time to warm up, but when he does, he’s putty in your hands. He simply needs some time, love and attention. Sylvester would prefer to live with kids 12-plus who are cat-savvy. He is also accustomed to sharing his home with other cats, but Sylvester has not met any other dogs … yet, and we could test for this here at the humane society. Please come to Newington to visit with this awesome guy. Remember, the Connecticut Humane Society has no time limits for adoption.

Newington resident Steve Gavron has been named SNAP Outreach Coordinator of End Hunger Connecticut!

Proceeds benefit MCBSM Veteran Programs & Events

VFW Post 2138 3272 Main Street Rocky Hill, CT

Saturday April 12 8:00 to 10:00am 5 Breakfast $

All are welcome to attend, Veterans of all ages, families, friends or anyone who wants to have a great breakfast!

Includes SOS Gravy or Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Potatoes, Toast Coffee & Orange Juice

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NEWINGTON LIBRARY CALENDAR TEEN AND ADULT PROGRAMS PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT: through April 30, the Newington chapter of the Meet-up Group, Shutter-Buds, will be exhibiting members’ photography in the Community Room of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library. In addition, the group will hosT a reception, which is open to the public Saturday, April 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served and admission is free. Shutter-Buds began in August 2012 as a very friendly supportive group of photographers with different levels of experience and a variety of cameras. Members love to take photos, learn and share with each other and have fun. They’re a very active group and what makes them unique is they are very creative in their approach, suggesting not only traditional photography, but also, adding twists to create new and original photo ops. The group encourages seeing the world in new ways and putting more of each member in their photos. They have many on-site events, but also have many fun online challenges, always striving to give members many choices to practice, learn new skills, take photos, and be creative. 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. Admission is free. Patrons are encouraged to call in advance to ensure that the room is free for viewing. (860) 665-8700. FREEGAL® MUSIC SERVICE AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING ALBUMS: Lucy Robbins Welles Library, one of the thousands of libraries worldwide that subscribe to the Freegal® Music Service, is now offering patrons the ability to stream entire albums every day as part of its free online music offering. The new initiative will allow cardholders of the library increased access to over 6 million songs. Also included is the complete local catalogue of Sony Music Entertainment. Library cardholders can download three Freegal music tracks in the MP3 format each week, and stream up to three hours each day at no cost to them. For more information, call the library (860) 665-8700. MONEY SMART WEEK @ YOUR LIBRARY: During the week of April 5 to 12 the library

will have displays, hand-outs and special programs PROTECTING YOUR IDENTITY: Monday, April 7, 7 p.m. Nicholas Sabetta, CFCI and Security Investigation Manager for Liberty Bank, will offer tips and advice about keeping your personal information private and away from identity thieves. Sabetta is a retired detective with over 20 years experience at the Connecticut State Police. Call (860) 665-8700 to register. “CARE AND PRUNING OF TREES AND SHRUBS”: Master Gardener and certified arborist Walter Brockett will present his “Care and Pruning of Trees and Shrubs” program at the library Tuesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. Brockett will advise how to care for the trees and shrubs in your landscape. To register call (860) 665-8700. TOTAL HEALING: THE MEDITATION PRESCRIPTION: Wednesday, April 9, 7 p.m. What can meditation do for you? In this presentation, Dr. Matthew Raider M.D. will discuss the latest medical and scientific data regarding meditation and the prevention and treatment of many diseases including high blood pressure, heart disease and chronic pain. Registration required. RETIREMENT HAS CHANGED: WHAT’S YOUR NEXT MOVE? Thursday, April 10, 6:30 p.m. Michael Orzolek, financial advisor with Edward Jones, will discuss saving for retirement. How much income will you need? Where will the money come from? What are the effects of inflation? These are some of the questions Orzolek will answer for you. Call (860) 665-8700 to register. CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK, APRIL 13 TO 19: LIVES CHANGE @ YOUR LIBRARY NETWORKING MADE EASY: Monday, April 14, 6:30 p.m. In this idea packed session, Carol Mon, author of “A Guide to Networking for Introverts, from Icebreaking to Deal Making,” shares her best tips for finding appropriate networking sites, starting conversations, making connections and staying in touch. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration required. MONEY S.O.S.: Wednesday, April 16,

6:30 p.m. A representative from Johnson Brunetti will be on hand to explain retirement asset management, protection and charitable giving. Call (860) 665-8700 to register. Sponsored by The Legacy Society. FRIENDS’ ANNUAL BOOK SALE: This year’s event will be held at the Newington Senior Center, 120 Cedar St. A preview will be held Friday, May 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Admission for the preview is $5. On Saturday, May 3 the sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, May 4, it will run from noon to 3 p.m. Admission is free on Saturday. On Sunday, buy a Friends green bag for $6 and fill it. Refills are $5. Thousands of hardcover, paperback and children’s books will be on sale, along with a selection of CDs, videos and DVDs. Proceeds from this sale benefit the library’s collections and programs. Stop by and get great bargains on your favorite authors and subjects. CRAFT NIGHT FOR TEENS: Thursday, April 17, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Stop by to make and take a craft. There will be a variety of crafts to choose from. Snacks and music will be provided. Please register for this program. FREE EBOOKS, EMAGAZINES & MUSIC” Monday, April 21, 6:30 p.m. The library has thousands of eBooks and audiobooks, 60 eMagazines and downloadable music too! Come see how easy it is to download any of them to your device. This class is a demonstration, no need to bring your device. Call to register. MOVIES AND MORE @ THE LIBRARY: “Saving Mr. Banks” Two showings: Tuesday, April 22, 1 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar winner Tom Hanks star in this film inspired by the extraordinary, untold story of how Disney’s classic Mary Poppins made it to the screen. Running time is 120 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. Please pick up free tickets at the Adult Information Desk. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. A SWINGIN’ CONCERT: Sunday, April 27, 2 p.m. Town Hall Council Chambers The 10-piece orchestra Simply Swing will perform danceable favorites from the Big Band and Swing Dance eras. They will be joined by vocalist Vivian LaRosa. Admis-

sion is free. Sponsored by Farmington Bank.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS FAMILY STORYTIME: Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Stories, songs and more for the whole family all year ‘round. No registration is necessary. DROP-IN SPRING PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES: Throough May 1. 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 ONGOING DROP-IN SPRING PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES: Through May 1. We hold various preschool storytimes for ages 9 months through 6 years. Find one that’s right for you by picking up a detailed schedule in the Children’s Department or checking our webpage at VOTING FOR NUTMEG CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD: Children in grades 3-12 are invited to cast their ballots for the 2014 Nutmeg Book Award, Intermediate, Teen and High School levels, through April 30. Your vote counts! Be sure to read all or some of the nominated books before you vote. Lists and books are available in the Children’s and Teen Departments. PLAY WITH US! Tuesdays, April 8, 15, 22 and 29, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Join us for this program geared for families with young children who have special needs. Meet with a resource professional from Creative Interventions, a birth-to-three agency, and socialize with your peers. All are welcome. No registration necessary. FAMILY STORYTIME: Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Stories, songs and more for the whole family all year ‘round. No registration is necessary. BABIES, BOOKS, BOUNCE AND BUBBLES! Monday, April 7, 9:15 a.m. Join us at a program for our youngest library fans! Babies, ages 0-12 months, and their caregivers will enjoy a stimulating, age-appropriate program that will gently introduce them

to the library.Babies will also receive a “Welcome to the Library” gift bag. Call (860) 665-8720 to register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. WE ALL GET READY TO READ! Mondays, April 7 and 14, 6:30 p.m. We All Get Ready to Read! is a Family Place 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. Call the Children’s Department to register children ages 4 to 6. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. READ, RATTLE AND ROLL! Tuesday, April 8, noon Welcome to a music and movement program for 3 and 4 year-olds featuring books that “sing” and lots of music! Call (860) 665-8720 to register. JR. COOKBOOK CLUB: Wednesday, April 9, 6:30 p.m. April showers bring MUD! Join us as we read “Mud Puddle” by Robert Munsch and then make our own chocolaty mud. Junior chefs in grades K through 2 may register by calling (860) 665-8720. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. GO FOR THE STARS!: Tuesday, April 15, 2 p.m.Hear about the International Space Station, space travel, astronauts and how they live in space. Meet Robo, the friendly robot. Children ages 5 and up may register for this exciting program by calling (860) 665-8720. DANCE PARTY! Wednesday, April 16, 2 p.m. Let’s get together and just DANCE! Children ages 4 to 8 are invited to join us for fun music, cool moves, hula hoop action and parachute games. Call the Children’s Department for more information or to register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. COOKBOOK CLUB: Wednesday, April 16, 6:30 p.m. Cinco de Mayo is coming soon. Let’s have a Fiesta! Chefs in grades 3 to 6 may call (860) 665-8720 to register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. TALES TO TAILS: Saturday, April 19, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Children who love dogs or need to boost their reading skills may sign up for a 10- minute session reading to a certified therapy dog. Call for more information or to register beginning April 5. Sponsored by Cold Noses, Warm Hearts, Inc.

ROCKY HILL EVENTS CALENDAR “SOS” BREAKFAST: Gather with old friends and meet some new ones at a “SOS” Breakfast sponsored by Middlesex County Blue Star Mothers-CT3, VFW Post 2138, Rocky Hill, and the Cromwell Veteran Affairs Committee. Saturday, April 12, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the VFW Post 2138, 3272 Main St., Rocky Hill, SOS gravy or sausage, scrambled eggs, potatoes, coffee and orange juice. Entertainment, raffles. Proceeds benefit veteran programs and events. Information, (860) 306-7144 or CEDAR MOUNTAIN COMMONS OFFERS FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING: Cedar Mountain Commons will offer a free blood pressure screening from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Wethersfield Senior Center (Pitkin Community Center), 30 Greenfield St., Wethersfield.

WETHERSFIELD-ROCKY HILL ROTARY CLUB MEETINGS: The Wethersfield-Rocky Hill Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at Elaine’s Restaurant on the Berlin Turnpike at 6 p.m. We are proud of our member’s dedication and hard work, and especially the casual atmosphere during club meetings. Guests are welcome to attend. If interested in becoming a member, contact President Gina at (860) 306-1283 or at Consider your place of employment to sponsor your membership. https://www.facebook. com/RotaryClubOfWethersfieldRockyHillCt CIAC SCHOLAR ATHLETES TO BE HONORED: Two Rocky Hill High School students have been honored by the Connecticut Association of Schools for their achievement in athletic and academic excellence. James Bondi and Lillian Morse

have been selected as CIAC Scholar Athletes for the 2013-14 school year. James and Lillian will be honored at the Aqua Turf along with athletes from every school in Connecticut, Sunday, May 4, at 4:30 p.m. SUPPORT GROUP: The Atrium at Rocky Hill, a Benchmark Senior Living Community for The Memory Impaired, offers a Support Group for those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. The Support Group is open to the public. The Atrium does offer Adult Daycare during the duration of the support group at no cost. The Group meets every second Saturday of the month at 2 p.m. For more information on The Atrium, contact Erin Hall at (860) 563-5588, or MEMORY IMPAIRMENT PACKETS AVAIL-

ABLE: 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. For more information, contact For more information contact Erin Hall with The Atrium at Rocky Hill, (860) 5635588, or email, ehall@benchmarkquality. com. 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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WETHERSFIELD EVENTS CALENDAR RENTERS’ REBATE PROGRAM: The application period for the Elderly & Totally Disabled Renters’ Rebate Program has begun and will continue through Oct. 1, 2014. There is legislation pending to once again accept new applicants for the Renters Rebate Program therefore anyone eligible may apply but may be denied if the legislation does not pass. This legislation will not in any way change the result of your application filed last year To arrange for an appointment in our offices, call Wethersfield Social & Youth Services Department at (860) 721-2977 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. For your convenience, members of the Social Services Staff will be at the following complexes to take applications: Nathan Hale Apartments: May 6, 8 a.m. to noon and June 17, 8 a.m. to noon Lasher Court Apartments: July 29, 9 a.m. to noon Harvey Fuller Apartments: July 22, 9 a.m. to noon Executive Square: May 13, July 8 and Aug. 5, each date, 8 a.m. to noon Wethersfield Housing Authority: June 24, 8 a.m. to noon First Church Village: May 20, 8 a.m. to noon “JUKEBOX JAM” SPRING BENEFIT DANCE: The Friends of the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center’s 12th annual spring dance fundraiser will be held Friday, April 4, from 7 to 11:30 p.m., at the William J. Pitkin

Community Center Banquet Room, 30 Greenfield St., Wethersfield. This year’s dance, “Jukebox Jam,” will feature live music performed by the popular local group, Dually Noted. This duo will play all the best hits from the ’60s to the ’80s to keep everyone dancing. See their website at for more information. The Friends will provide refreshments, non-alcoholic beverages, and drink set-ups for those who bring alcoholic beverages. Back again this year is our popular tea cup auction. Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance for $25 per person or at the door for $30. Proceeds from the dance will benefit the Friends of the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center. For advance sales or to reserve a table for your group, call (860) 3062079. The Friends is a nonprofit group that helps to provide supplies, equipment, veterinary care, and program support to the Nature Center. The Friends also provides financial assistance for children attending the Nature Center’s summer camp and scholarships for graduating high school seniors pursuing studies in the natural, environmental, or ecological sciences. Visit for more information. The Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center in Wethersfield’s Mill Woods Park is an ecology education and community center devoted to helping central Connecticut residents explore and understand the natural world.


Center of Education (ICCE), in cooperation with the Wethersfield High School Italian National Honor Society, will host its fourth season of Italian films “Una Serata al Cinema.” The screening of the sixth and last film in the series “Reality” 2012, is scheduled for Friday, April 4, at 7 p.m. at the Webb Elementary School Auditorium in Wethersfield. This event is free and open to the public thanks to our sponsors Franco Cianfaglione, Agent, State Farm Insurance in cooperation with the Wethersfield Chapter of UNICO.

COMEDY NIGHT: Comedy Night is Saturday, April 5, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Wethersfield Pitkin Community Center, 30 Greenfield St.! It’s the fourth annual stand-up comedy fun fest, back again by popular demand. It features well-known professional, headliner comics. Sponsored by the Wethersfield High School Hockey Alumni, all the profits go directly to the WHS Hockey Coach Coogan Scholarship Fund. To date, 43 scholarships have been awarded to WHS grads. It’s like a happy indoor tailgate party; you BYOB and whatever you want to eat (some go all out, some keep it simple). $25/ticket or reserve a Table for Six for $125. For tickets or questions, contact Bill Desrosiers, (860) 550-3726; Arnie Mason, (860) 989-8985; or Sue Coogan, (860) 529-2857.

FOURTH ANNUAL GOOD ‘OLE FISHING DERBY: The Wethersfield Parks and Recreation Department, in collaboration with Connecticut Outfitters, Metropolitan Dis-

trict Commission and UNICO of Wethersfield, will sponsor a Good ‘Ole Fishing Derby Saturday, April 12, from 8 a.m. to noon at Spring Street Pond, Wethersfield. Rain date is Sunday, April 13. This event is open to resident children in grades K through 6. No “reel” experience necessary! Come tackle the great outdoors and get ready for fishing season! Bring your own fishing pole and bait. Bait may also be purchased on-site. “Loaner poles” will be available on a firstcome basis. Call (860) 721-2952 to make a request. The generous support of the Metropolitan District Commission and UNICO will provide children with a unique fishing experience, a busy pond and the opportunity for first, second and third prizes for length (K-3, 4-6). We will also be handing out awards for the smallest, most unusual catch and tagged fish, too! Pre-registration required. Free registration online, by mail or at the Parks and Recreation Office. Connecticut Outfitters will also be accepting registrations. Additionally, Connecticut Outfitters will be hosting a free “Instructional Clinic for Kids” Thursday, April 10, from 6 to 7 p.m. Call them at 860 571-8986 to reserve a spot. For additional information, please contact Natalie Morrison, Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor at (860) 721-2952.

CEDAR MOUNTAIN COMMONS OFFERS FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING: Cedar Mountain Commons will offer a free blood pressure screening from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Wethersfield Senior Center (Pitkin

Community Center), 30 Greenfield St., Wethersfield. WETHERSFIELD-ROCKY HILL ROTARY CLUB MEETINGS: The Wethersfield-Rocky Hill Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at Elaine’s Restaurant on the Berlin Turnpike at 6 p.m. We are proud of our member’s dedication and hard work, and especially the casual atmosphere during club meetings. Guests are welcome to attend. If interested in becoming a member, contact President Gina at (860) 306-1283 or at Consider your place of employment to sponsor your membership. https://

DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP: Going through, or thinking about divorce, or a relationship breakup? There is a Divorce Support Group for you. this is a great group of caring sensitive people who are going through exactly what you are going through right now! Group meets every Friday (Except Good Friday) at 7 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 355 Main St., Cromwell.

SETBACK CLUB: The Wethersfield Setback Club meets every Friday and new players age 55 and over are always welcome. Partners are not required, but a spirit for fun is mandatory. Setback games are played every Friday from noon until 3 p.m. Players are asked to arrive around 11:30 a.m. to enjoy free refreshments For additional information, contact Joe Mehan at (860) 258-0662.

WETHERSFIELD LIBRARY CALENDAR ADULT PROGRAMS WETHERSFIELD LIBRARY BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Wethersfield Library will hold its spring book sale at the Wethersfield Library Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be a large selection of books in many categories and special sections for children, biography and cookbooks. On Sunday, we feature “Buy a Bag for $5 and Fill It” All are welcome. CHOOSING A FINANCIAL PLANNER PROGRAM: The library will host a program on financial planning Tuesday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. In these tough economic times, how can you be sure your money is working for you? Should you get money management help from a financial planner — and, if so, who do you choose? Learn how to check the planner’s licensing status and disciplinary history and how to protect yourself from investment scams and fraud. Choosing a Financial Planner is presented by the Connecticut Department of Bank-

ing. 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 “LET’S TALK MURDER” MYSTERY DISCUSSION GROUP: Mystery lovers are invited to join “Let’s Talk Murder” a mystery discussion series at the library. The group will meet Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m. to discuss “Sworn to Silence” by Linda Castillo. Kate Burkholder, a former Amish resident of Painters Mill, is returning as police chief 16 years after a series of brutal murders took place there, but when a new victim is found under her watch, she struggles with a secret that could hurt both her and her family. The discussion series is facilitated by librarian and former newspaper journalist Marge Ruschau who loves mysteries and is the facilitator of several mystery discussion groups in Connecticut. The series concludes on May 8 with a discussion of “Billy Boyle” by

James Benn. Copies of the books will be available for check-out at Wethersfield Library approximately one month before the discussion date. All discussions will begin at 7 p.m. at the library. The book discussions are free but registration is suggested. Call (860) 257-2811 to register or for further information or email registrations to library@ SECOND SATURDAY CINEMA: Second Saturday Cinema at Wethersfield Library meets April 12 for a 1:30 p.m. showing of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1943 film, “Shadow of a Doubt” starring Teresa Wright and Joseph Cotten. A young woman discovers her visiting “Uncle Charlie” may not be the man he seems to be. 108 min. Second Saturday Cinema is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For information, call the library at (860) 257-2811, or visit the library. COMPUTER CLASSES: The library is offering two computer classes Monday, April 14. “What’s So Great About Windows 8?” meets

at 2:30 p.m. Learn the basics of the latest and greatest operating system from Microsoft. We will show you everything you need to know. Students will use laptop computers provided by the Library. “All You Need to Know About Email” meets at 6:30 p.m. Learn the fundamentals of how to send and receive email. Learn about attachments and the wonders of the address book. You do not need to own a computer to have an email account. Students will use laptop computers provided by the library. A third class is offered on Wednesday, April 16. “Ask Ken” will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tablets? Cameras? Software? Bring in your questions and Ken will answer them. This class will be conducted in lecture format. Registration is required. You may register in person at the Wethersfield Library or by calling the Adult Services Information Desk at (860) 257-2811, or email registrations to

TEEN AND CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS 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. No registration is required. Children’s programs are canceled on any day when the Wethersfield Public Schools are closed due to weather. For more information, visit the library, 515 Silas Deane Hwy., or call the Children’s Department at (860) 257-2801. 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. EVERY SATURDAY: 10:30 a.m. Saturday Stories: all ages. Drop-in fun with books, songs and movement for the whole family.



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