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Newington Children’s Theater Company celebrates 50 years By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

As Connecticut’s longest-operating non-profit children’s theatre, the Newington Children’s Theatre Co. has seen 50 innovative years and is hoping for 50-plus more. In honor of its half-century of providing kids hands-on educational opportunities in the performing arts, the company is hosting a 50th Anniversary Benefit in early May. The evening will feature musical acts from 25 former and current performers as well as food, raffles and a silent auction. The program began in 1963 as a touring production out of the town’s Parks and Recreation

Department. A cast of 30 to 40 kids toured the state each year until 2003, when the program exceeded expectations — and the Parks Department’s capacities. That’s when five volunteers — all Newington residents — decided to turn the Newington Children’s Theatre Co. into a non-profit. It moved into the See CHILDREN’S, Page 4

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The Newington Rotary Club is one of many organizations that Hospital of Central Connecticut leaders are reaching out to as they spread awareness of how Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposed biennial budget will affect health care in the region. “We just want them to be aware because we know they interact with their legislators,” said Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs Dr. Steven Hanks, M.D., who spoke to local Rotarians Wednesday afternoon. HOCC will be responsible for nearly 10 percent of this year’s $103 million reduction in state funding the budget plan projects for Connecticut’s 33 acute care hospitals, he said. Next year that reduction is expected to escalate to $200 million and by 2015, they fear it will exceed the $300 million mark. “These reductions are very, very, serious … the pace those changes are coming is going to be too fast for

hospitals to navigate,” said Hanks, who noted that projected $10 million in Medicaid reductions would put HOCC in a vulnerable position. “We not only see more patients than any other emergency room, but we also have the highest proportion of Medicaid patients,” he explained. Hanks noted there may be some relief in sight as the state Legislature’s Appropriations Committee is expected to present its draft budget Friday, April 19, which hospital officials are optimistic will be more favorable for them than the governor’s proposal. The HOCC is in “peculiar jeopardy” because of the low Medicaid reimbursement rate it was issued by the state. Compared to John Dempsey Hospital’s base rate of $10,143, the HOCC’s is $4,171. A larger reduction is expected in the near future, Hanks forecast. In addition, the number of Medicaid patients it serves has increased by nearly 20 percent since 2007. Combined with the growth and volume of patient underpayment, it’s all beginning to strain the hospital,

he said. While other cities comparable to New Britain have two acute care hospitals, New Britain has just one, which is why it takes in so many patients. Despite that, HOCC’s emergency room is still one of the highest performing across the state, Hanks said. And hospital officials are promising to not let state budget woes change that. Rotarians had some questions for Hanks. “We hear a lot about Obamacare; everybody’s got an opinion on it. What I want to know is how it might impact the hospital?” asked Randy Hamilton, a Rotary member for 16 years. “We’re worried it may actually have a negative impact,” Hanks replied. “The problem is the states that are really going to benefit are those that have higher uninsured rates. Tax dollars will be shifted from states that have lower uninsured rates like Connecticut, to states like Texas, with higher rates.”

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friends and continue their relationships beyond the theatre.” The “In Performance” class for kids ages 5 to 8 is a particularly unique offering. It introduces young starlets to the world of drama; they learn basic theatre terminology as well as choreography and music for whatever production the cast is coupled with. Their shining moment comes as they get older and become a part of the full cast. The class began in 2011 with five participants and now enrolls a total of 34. While most theatres serve kids ages 8 and up, it gives them the special chance to begin at 5. The upcoming anniversary event will help the theatre continue such opportunities far into the future. “We definitely want to be able to maintain the quality of the programming we’re offering and we’d also like to diversify it a little more to include vacation workshops and other kinds of shows,” Van Cott explained. NCTC’s 50th Anniversary Benefit is Saturday, May 4 at 7 p.m. It will take place at NCTC

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Ray Beauregard died peacefully April 13 in the wonderful care of the Masonicare Hospice in Wallingford, Conn. Ray leaves his dear wife, Marie Beauregard; their three children and spouses, Susan Beauregard (Kerry Nowaskey), Kathy Haswell ( Jim Haswell) and Tom Beauregard (Eileen Kelly Beauregard) and nine grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers (Roger and Bobby) and two sisters (Pauline and Claudette). He is survived by one sister, Lucille Nowak. Ray and Marie happily raised their family together in Newington, Conn.  A graduate of Providence College and Boston

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To the Editor: The Town of Newington has just completed the budget process for fiscal year 2013/2014. Even though I may not agree with all the expenditures in the budget, I’d like to thank the Town Council for trying to keep the tax increase fairly reasonable, while maintaining services. Going into the process, I had some preconceived notions about the financial state of Newington compared to surrounding towns: (1) that our taxes were reasonable and significantly lower than Glastonbury and West Hartford, (2) that our school expenditures were slightly above average, and (3) our pensions were significantly underfunded and in worse financial condition. Given that much of my impressions were based on discussions with various colleagues and friends, and anecdotal evidence, I decided to look at various town websites to see if my preconceived notions were correct. Well, at least one was correct. Our pension funding is in bad shape, while our tax rate is 10 percent higher than the average and only slightly less than Glastonbury and West Hartford, and our public school expenditures per pupil were the highest in the latest data I was able to find. I attended many of the budget meetings and was disappointed in the number of Newington citizens attending. I guess it’s not as exciting as saving a swamp cottonwood tree. There are many financial issues that the Council needs our input on: Do we want our tax rate to be one of the highest of the surrounding towns?

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Lucy Robbins Welles celebrates National Library Week By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

Newington took some time this week to step back and remember a community resource that provides everyone with free access to literature, various media and cultural programming. It can be seen along busy Rt. 175 and nearly every town has one, but Newington’s is particularly special, with its innovative and unique offerings. There are your clues, here’s your answer: It’s the Lucy Robbins Welles Library, and it was celebrated over the last five days in honor of National Library Week. “It’s one week out of the year that we stop and recognize the importance of libraries and the

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contributions they make to each individual community,” explained Shirlee-Ann Kober, head of community services. In addition to the week’s special events, all libraries across the state offered people the chance to reflect on time spent at their facilities. “Snapshots” captured the impact libraries have on their respective communities on any typical day. “It gives us a snapshot of what goes on all year round and there is a website where we can enter in statistics,” said Kober. Collective feedback may be used to support library funding in the upcoming state legislative session, according to the Connecticut Library Association. Patrons filled out tiny yellow forms in Newington Tuesday, sharing why they were at the library. Most turned out to be checking out items, studying or seeing Mr. Gym. Singing, dancing and reading combine to make the Mr. Gym experience, led by Cromwell resident Chris Keithan, a multi-talented gym teacher in Tolland schools who performs his interactive programs for families across Connecticut. “He writes his own songs, plays the guitar and also makes some well-known songs his own just to get them going,” said Childrens’ Librarian Joanne Cocola, who welcomed in more than 30 kids and their parents Tuesday morning. Sporting red All-Star sneakers, a

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Chris Keithan, a gym teacher in Tolland, performs an interactive program of song and dance for more than 30 kids at the Lucy Robbins Welles Library.

sweat band and a referee’s uniform, Mr. Gym got kids jumping and dancing with “Trains rolling down the tracks up high ... down low, chug-a-chug-a,” one of a few tunes he shared. “I think the biggest goal is just to keep kids active and motivate them to exercise without them even knowing,” Keithan said of his act, which received rave reviews from attendees. It even brought several out-oftowners into Newington, including Southington resident Jamie Kalwat and her two sons, Brian, 6, and Jason, 3. “We went to two of his concerts last year at other libraries; he’s wonderful. That’s why we came back,” Kalwat said. The Lucy Robbins Welles Library tends to serve a lot of people from surrounding towns, especially Wethersfield and West Hartford. Other activities held in honor of National Library Week included a visit Tuesday evening from former

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and family.” “I like the talking books. It helps pass the time when driving long distances.” “I like best that when I browse in the new book section I always find at least one book (if not more) that I want to read.” “As soon as you walk though the front door you feel welcome. They really know how to treat people to make them feel at home.” “The LRW Library has an extraordinary staff, especially in the childrens’ department. They have wonderful programs for children of all ages.” The Lucy Robbins Welles Library is located at 95 Cedar St., Newington. (860) 665-8700. Erica Schmitt can be reached at (860) 225-4601, ext. 210, or eschmitt@

Please join us and bid on great auction items from across New England. Enjoy dinner and music – all to raise funds for a boundless playground! With special Saturday, April 27, 6:30 to 10:30 PM guest Emcee SPHINX SHRINERS HALL, 3066 Berlin Turnpike, Newington Todd Piro, $30.00 per adult NBC-TV 30 There is a great selection of items to bid on, including items donated by:

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Congressman Robert Steele, who talked about his novel, “The Curse: Big-Time Gambling’s Seduction of a Small New England Town.” On Wednesday, kids made sock puppets and dust bunny dragons and aliens with Miss Robin and puppeteer Julie Barsel. Then that night, certified Chinese herbalist and animal activist Nancy Correa gave a lecture on natural pet medicine. In addition to the library “Snapshots,” patrons also left anonymous comments about what they liked best about the library on separate forms. Digging into the slot boxes, here is a small sampling of responses: “We love our childrens’ library because it is the most magical and warm place to be …We are proud to say we have an amazing library and we brag about it to all of our friends

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In honor of National Library Week, the Lucy Robbins Welles Library last week hosted a series of events including an interactive song and dance program with Mr. Gym (above), as well as a visit from former Congressman Robert Steele, who discussed his novel, “The Curse: Big-Time Gambling’s Seduction of a Small New England Town.”

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POLICE BLOTTER William Arena Jr., 19, of 117 Green Manor Drive, East Hartford, was charged March 31 with carrying a weapon in a motor vehicle and making an improper turn. James Dumont, 18, of 261 Beacon St., was charged April 8 with interfering with a police officer, second-degree criminal mischief and breach of peace. Alan Hopper, 26, of 30 Schultz St., New Britain, was charged April 10 with second-degree failure to appear. Joan Woodbury, 73, of 117 Vernon

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Ave., Vernon, was charged April 10 with second-degree forgery. Robert Germano, 38, of 10 Long St., was charged April 10 with disorderly conduct. John Stevens, 36, of 456 W. Elm St., Brockton, Mass., was charged April 10 with violation of probation. Vishal Bhatt, 24, of 257 Faith Court, was charged April 11 with breach of peace, use of motor vehicle without permission, threatening, disorderly conduct. John Parenti, 41, of 16 Brennan Place,

Waterbury, was charged April 12 with failure to pay or plea and second-degree failure to appear. Frazier Inigo, 32, of 83 Main St., was charged April 13 with criminal violation of a protective order and disorderly conduct. Leonard Soucy, 46, of 1435 Willard Ave., was charged April 13 with disorderly conduct and third-degree assault. Barbara Soucy, 47, of 52 Austin St., New Britain, was charged April 13 with disorderly conduct.

Shannon Ficacelli, 38, of 21 Spring St., Wethersfield, was charged April 14 with failure to obey traffic control signal and driving under the influence. Frazier Inigo, 32, of 83 Main St., was charged April 15 with second-degree failure to appear. Bryan Pantanella, 21, of 55a North Road, Cromwell, was charged April 15 with criminal impersonation, interfering with a police officer, operating a motor vehicle under suspension and making an improper turn.

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LIBRARY EVENTS CALENDAR NEWINGTON LIBRARY 5K CHALLENGE: This year marks the 17th running of the library’s annual road race, which is scheduled for May 19. Applications will be available at the end of March at the library or on the library’s web site.

will be given and will help teens grow and excel in interviewing techniques. Proper interview attire is strongly recommended. A manual will be included with the presentation. Parents are welcome to attend. Call the library at (860) 665-8700 to register.

MONEY SMART WEEK @ YOUR LIBRARY: During the week of April 20 to 27 the library will have displays, hand-outs and special programs focusing on the importance of financial literacy.

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, April 26, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission for the preview is $5. On Saturday, April 27, the sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 28, it will run from noon to 3 p.m. Admission is free 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.

THE MICROSOFT STORE COMES TO YOU! Free program, Monday, April 22, 6:30 p.m. Do you wonder what the hype is around the Microsoft Surface Tablet? Are you interested in seeing how Windows 8 is different than its predecessors? Do you want to have hands-on time with Microsoft tablets and phones as well as chat with a Microsoft representative? Then come to this free program offered by the techies of the Danbury Microsoft store. Call (860) 665-8700 to register. LUNCH & LEARN: JOBNOW & REFERENCE USA: Wednesday, April 24, 1 p.m. Are you looking for a job? Do you want to know how to locate company information? Bring your brown bag lunch and spend one hour learning about these two library databases. Register at the Adult Information Desk or call (860) 665-8700. TEEN INTERVIEW SKILLS WORKSHOP: Thursday, April 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Ages 14 to 19. This presentation will provide teens with the knowledge and skills to effectively compete with other applicants. The session will be interactive and teens will answer questions that could be asked in an interview. Constructive feedback

TEEN GAMING: Tuesday, April 30, 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! Snacks will be available. Call the library at (860) 665-8700 to register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. PLANTING FOR BIRDS & BUTTERFLIES: Advanced Master Gardener Faith Geist will present “Planting for Birds & Butterflies” at the library Wednesday, May 1, at 7 p.m. You can have a beautiful garden, and help birds and butterflies at the same time by using native plants. To register, call the library at (860) 665-8700. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: Thursday, May 2, 7 p.m. This month’s book is “Nothing to Envy” by Barbara Demick. All interested readers are invited to attend. BUS TRIP TO NYC: Saturday, May 4. Join the Friends for a trip to the Big Apple and spend the day as you wish. Cost is $41. Register early at the Adult Information Desk. ARTWORK ON DISPLAY: Throughout the month of May, husband and wife Craig Norton and Virginia Lynn Anderson will be displaying their artwork at the library. The artists will host a reception Saturday, May 4, from 2 to 4 p.m.: refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. Norton is a photographer whose creative fire is sparked by images that capture the essence and spirit of life. He is fascinated by the fluid motion of water and inspired by the majesty of trees. He is an active freelancer and teaches photography and filmmaking in schools throughout Connecticut. In 2012, he was awarded “Teaching Artist of the Year” by Arts for Learning CT and is teaching a series of adult photography workshops at the Florence Griswold Museum this June. Anderson, who signs her work Eland’Ra, is a Renaissance woman at heart. She is an artist, musician, storyteller, healing practitioner, and spiritual minister as well as a teaching artist for Arts for Learning, CT. She has written and illustrated two children’s picture books which were inspired by her work as a teaching artist. Anderson began painting in the early 1990’s and has explored several artistic media, allowing each one to teach her. She currently works in oil pastels and oil

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FAVORITE IPAD APPS: Tuesday, May 7, 6:30 p.m. or Wednesday, May 8, 11 a.m. We’ve discovered some great iPad apps and we can’t wait to share them with you! Bring a list of your favorite apps along with your device. Call (860) 665-8700 to register.

WORMS, WORMS, WORMS! Tuesday, April 23, 6:30 p.m. Learn how to make an indoor compost heap using kitchen scraps and worms. Jean Scialabba will tell us how, and let us get up close to her “red wrigglers.” You can even purchase your own container of worms to start your compost. Curious gardeners of all ages are welcome to attend. No registration is needed. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

RELIABLE HEALTH INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET: Thursday, May 9, 1 p.m. Learn how to sort through the Internet to find reliable information for your health needs. This presentation will be taught by two experts in the field of health information, Alberta Richetelle and Judith Kronick, from the University of Connecticut Health Center Library. Register at the Adult Information Desk or call (860) 665-8700. TEEN CHOCOLATE FEST: MOTHER’S DAY EDITION: Friday, May 10, 7 p.m. Grades 6 to 12. Join Kim Larkin, owner of Klassic Kreations Gourmet, for a fun and informative program highlighting chocolate. Topics will include the history of chocolate, its health benefits, chocolate trends, young chocolate entrepreneurs, trivia and even chocolate poetry. We will sample a variety of chocolate confections and have a chocolate making demo. With Mother’s Day so close, feel free to bring your mother to share in this delicious event! Moms must be accompanied by a teen. Call the library at (860) 665-8700 to register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. REMINDER: May 12 will be the last Sunday opening until the fall. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: A WAY TO GIVE BACK AND STAY CONNECTED: Monday, May 13, 6:30 p.m. Volunteering is a great way to network and make a difference in your life and someone else’s. Learn about opportunities to volunteer in your community from representatives of Cedar Mountain Commons, Connecticut Humane Society, Friends of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library, Jefferson House, Newington Human Services and Newington Senior and Disabled Center.



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have special needs. Meet with birth to three-year-old resource professionals and socialize with your peers. All are welcome. No registration necessary.

NEWINGTON LIBRARY 5K CHALLENGE: The 17th running of this event will be held at Mill Pond Park Sunday, May 19, beginning at 9 a.m. Runners will compete by age category with awards for the winning male and female runners within each division. Walkers are also welcome. Registration forms are available at the library and on the library’s website. Online registration is available at

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paint sticks. The exhibit may be viewed during library hours when the Community Room is not being used for a regular 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. (860) 665-8700.

DROP-IN SPRING PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES: Through 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

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FAMILY STORYTIME: Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Stories, songs and more for the whole family all year ‘round. No registration is necessary.

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PLAY WITH US! Tuesdays, April 23 and 30, and May 7, 14, 21 and 28, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Join us for this program geared for families with young children who


EXPLORE TOGETHER! Thursday, April 25, 3:45 p.m. Celebrate Money Smart week at the library. Listen to the story “Start Saving, Henry!” by Nancy Carlson and then have some “money” fun. Explorers in grades 1 through 4 may call the Children’s Department at (860) 665-8720 to register beginning April 11. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library TALES TO TAILS: Saturday, April 27, May 18, 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 (860) 6658720 for more information or to register beginning April 13. Sponsored by Cold Noses, Warm Hearts, Inc. FUN WITH RHYTHMS: Wednesday, May 1, 10:15 a.m. Join us for a fun and interactive program about drums and rhythm. We will hear drums, play drums and even make a shaker to keep the rhythm! Call the Children’s Department at (860) 6658720 to register children ages 2 and up, beginning April 17. LET’S GO TO THE BALL PARK!: Saturday, May 4, 10:15 a.m. Doug Malan, author of Let’s Go to the Ballpark!, will be here to talk to young fans about the experience of attending a baseball game and the fundamental elements of the game. He will have copies of his book for purchase and signing. All ages are welcome and no registration is necessary. CONSTRUCTION CLUB: Saturday, May 4, 1 to 2 p.m. Come to our monthly gathering to build projects with Lego bricks. Due to safety concerns, only people ages 7 and older will be allowed in the room. Please call the Children’s Department at (860) 665-8720 to register beginning April 20. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. READ, RATTLE AND ROLL! Tuesday, May 7, noon, Welcome to a music and movement program for 3 and 4-year-olds featuring books that “sing” and lots of music! Call the Children’s Department at (860) 665-8720 to register. JUST A STORY AND A SONG! Wednesdays, May 8, 15, 22, and 29, 10:15 a.m. Join us for a 30-minute all ages storytime. We’ll enjoy a story (or two) and a song (or two) to welcome in the morning. No registration required. PLAY FOR ALL! Saturday, May 11, 10:30 a.m. 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. Co-sponsored by Newington UNICO.


EVENTS CALENDAR ST. MARY SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAM REGISTRATION: St. Mary School, 652 Willard Ave., will offer an all-new Summer Program this year and registration is now open. The program will offer themed weeks, such as “Crazy Science Week,” “Ocean Week,” “Travel Back in Time Week,” to name a few. In addition, each week we will have special guests from the community who have served our country or continue to serve. Afternoons will be spent at Mill Pond Park so that the children may enjoy outdoor activities and swim. Soccer, karate, dance and tennis will be among the weekly activities and, this year, we will also have a musician on staff to offer the children enrichment through music, such as weekly drum circles. Further information on the new program can be found on the school website: www. and registration forms can be downloaded from the site as well. In addition to the Summer Program, the school is also offering a special instructional program in language arts for middle school students. Information and brochure can also be found on the website. Call (860) 6663844 for more information. “JUMP INTO SPRING WITH READING” CONTEST: During the month of April, the GFWC Newington/Wethersfield Woman’s Club, in cooperation with Newington Public Schools, will sponsor its 10th 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 five dates. The drawing for prizes will take place at each elementary school Friday, May 3. 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 through 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. GFWC NEWINGTON/WETHERSFIELD: The Newington/Wethersfield General Federation of Woman’s Clubs will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the Newington Senior Center, 120 Cedar Autobody St., Newington. The program this month will feature Ken Zabrowski demonstrating Tai Chi moves for osteoporosis and arthritis. We look forward to seeing any woman interested in making new friends and helping her community. For information, contact (860) 563-6923. NHS 2013 ALL NIGHT GRADUATION CELEBRATION FUNDRAISING EVENTS: Can and Bottle Drive — Drop off at 15 Crestview Drive, any time or collection date April 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information, contact Valerie McCarter at (860) 667-1843. Clothing Drive, Collection date April 20. Drop off clean clothes, accessories, linens etc. at 46 Olive St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact Lynn Page (860) 841-2539 for more information or additional times to drop off. ‘ASK THE RABBI’: Question are welcome at Temple Sinai’s Shabbat Service with “Ask the Rabbi” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26. For information, call (860)

516-1055. TEMPLE SINAI BOOK DISCUSSION: Rabbi Jeffrey Bennett will lead a discussion of the book “My Father’s Paradise” by Ariel Sabar following a light breakfast at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 28. For information, call (860) 561-1055. BOWL-O-THON: Please join us Sunday, April 28. for a fun afternoon of bowling by participating in the Newington High School Bowling Team’s Bowl-O-Thon. It begins at 1 p.m. and is being held at Bowl-O-Rama on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington. The cost is $20 per person, which includes two games of bowling, shoe rental and a donation. Part of the proceeds will go to a charity. Bowlers of all ages are welcome. Hope to see you there! CRAFT FAIR: Craft Fair to be held at the Newington Senior and Disabled Center Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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. 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, visit or call the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter at (800) FIGHT MS. BECOME A CERTIFIED NEWINGTON COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM VOLUNTEER: CERT openings for those 18 years old and over, Tuesday, (April through May) or Thursday, (April through May). The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. People who go through CERT training have a better understanding of the potential

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Local News threats to their home, workplace and community and can take the right steps to lessen the effects of these hazards on themselves, their homes or workplace. If a disaster happens that overwhelms local response capability, CERT members can apply the training learned in the classroom and during exercises to give critical support to their family, loved ones, neighbors or associates in their immediate area until help arrives. When help does arrive, CERTs provide useful information to responders and support their efforts, as directed, at the disaster site. CERT members can also assist with non-emergency projects that improve the safety of the community. CERTs have been used to distribute and/or install smoke alarms, replace smoke alarm batteries in the home of elderly, distribute disaster education material, provide services at special events, such as parades, sporting events, concerts and more. For more information or questions, contact Karen Futoma, Director of Human Services at kfutoma@ or (860) 665-8660. WALK ON THE MOUNTAIN: The Newington Environmental Quality Commission and Save Cedar Mountain are asking concerned citizens to take a “Walk on the Mountain” Saturday, April 27, at 9 am. Residents who wish to hike along the town property on Cedar Mountain should meet and park along Mountain Road near the entrance to the Ancient Highway at the MDC water tower. The Newington Highway Department will be providing plastic bags and gloves so that residents can not only enjoy the unique vegetation and wildlife common to the area, but can help pick up any trash that

has been left behind by others. Bottled water will be provided. For more information, contact Michael Fox at (860) 666-6357 or (860) 944-6192. SPRING BOOK SALE — NEW WEEKEND: Donations Needed. We are collecting gently used items — children’s and adult books, audio books, CDs, DVDs, games (board and computer), puzzles and records — in preparation for our Spring Book Sale at the Newington Senior & Disabled Center, 120 Cedar St. Ample free parking available. Bring your items and place in the donation bins in the lobby of the library. Sale dates and Times: Friday night, April 26: Preview Night, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $5. Saturday, April 27: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. No admission, prices as posted. Sunday, April 28: Books By the Bag, noon to 3 p.m. Buy a Friends’ green bag for $6 and fill it. Refills are $5. SWING INTO SPRING FASHION SHOW: The Swing Into Spring Fashion Show, hosted by the GFWC/Newington Wethersfield Woman’s Club, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Sheraton Hartford South Hotel (formerly Rocky Hill Marriott), 100 Capital Boulevard, Rocky Hill. Raffles, silent auction, door prizes. Tickets: $35. For tickets/information, call (860) 2577177 or (860) 665-7981. KIWANIS CLUB’S GIGANTIC BIG K FLEA MARKET/CRAFT FAIR: The Kiwanis Club’s Gigantic Big K Flea Market/Craft Fair opens Sunday, April 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be open every Sunday until nearly the end of June. Admission is $1. Vendor spaces are $15. Location

is in Newington’s Market Square free parking lot, entrance at 39 E. Cedar St. Food vendors and sanitary facilities are on site. The Kiwanis Club conducts the Big K Flea Market to raise money mainly for Newington’s unfunded civic, educational and charitable needs. Your $1 admission helps. For more Information inquire by sending an E-mail to “EAT, DRINK & BE MESMERIZED” Don’t think you can be hypnotized? Spend a night with Hypno Lorenzo, and everything you thought you knew about hypnosis will go right out the window! Lorenzo has appeared at the Riverfront Festival, Mohegan Sun, and many other venues. His antics, and the antics of those he does hypnotize, will have you rolling on the floor. Come; enjoy a night out with your friends and neighbors. The event, which is a fundraiser to support the Newington Democratic Town Committee, will take place Friday, May 3, at the Indian Hill Country Club, 111 Golf St. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and unlimited beer, wine and soda all night. For tickets or additional information contact Audra at (860) 490-7676 or Bernadette at (860) 989-4817. This show is for mature audiences. RELAY FOR LIFE FUNDRAISER: Relay for Life American Cancer Society Vendor Fundraiser will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 10 at the Newington Volunteer Fire Department, 145 Main St. Come and shop while donating to a great cause. For more information or questions, email

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Tag Sales/Flea Markets 290 NEWINGTON ESTATE/TAG SALE 46 Cornish Dr, Fri 4/19 & Sat 4/20, 9 - 4 & Sun 4/21, 9 - 12; Furn, antiques, hhld, office, beads, much more. WETHERSFIELD - 81 Hillcrest Ave, Sat 4/20, 8am noon; No early birds. Multifamily sale, baby items.

CASH PAID FOR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS - Guitars, drums, accordions & sound equip. in any cond. LaSalle Music 860-289-3500, Stan.

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Wanted to Buy 299 AARON’S BUYING machinist tools, lathes, milling machines, old tools, much more. 203-525-0608.

Every week, we bring buyers and sellers, employers and employees, landloards and tenants together. You can rely on Classified Ads to get results. Call 860-231-2444

Help Wanted 520 CONSTRUCTION LANDSCAPE STONEWORKER FOREMAN - At least 5 yrs exp. Patios, walls req’d. Drainage, planting & equip operator desirable. Driver’s lic req’d. Call Chip LaRocque 860-233-5692 x 106.

Apartments for Rent 720 NEW BRITAIN 2 BR, $700. No util, no pets. 203-993-5655.

Apartments for Rent 720

NEW BRITAIN - 2 BR, hdwd flrs, newly remodeled. Pkg for 2. Lndry. Dep. $800. 860-922-6300.


Apartments for Rent 720

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NEWINGTON - 2 br, 1.5 ba, $1000 + 1 mo dep. Avail 5/1. 860-539-6864.

Condominiums 730

NEW BRITAIN - 3 BR, very nice. Pkg. Housing vouchers BRISTOL/FARMINGTON LINE - 4 RM, 1 or 2 BR, all accepted. 860-223-3344. appl inc w/d, deck, full bsmnt. $895. No pets. 860NEW BRITAIN - 1920’s NEW BRITAIN - 4 RM w/ ht. 559-9349. charm. Restored 1 BR, elev, $750. 140 Clinic Dr. 860w/w, new cabinets. $625 inc 229-5569 or 860-604-0133. ht/hw. 860-803-1286 NEW BRITAIN - Beautiful 1 BR, $600. Ref & sec req’d. NEW BRITAIN 860-518-0158. 1 BR, $650 w/appl. Smith St. 860-985-5760 NEW BRITAIN: Move-in BRISTOL - Central loc. 1 Special. $650-$675. Heat & car & storage, office & BA. Develop the classified habit. hot water included. Call for Approx 1500 sf. $750. 860You’ll be cash ahead. details, 203-639-8271. 729-1010 or 860-559-9349. BRISTOL - 2 or 3 BR, w/d hkp, gas ht, pkg avail. 860-302-6717.

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Are you looking for a good job with immediate rewards and high potential? Do you enjoy working with people and helping them build their business? Central Connecticut Communications, publisher of The Bristol Press, New Britain Herald, Newington Town Crier and Wethersfield/Rocky Hill Post, as well local digital media and products, is looking for a high-energy salesperson who wants to learn our business and make money doing so. This is a commission-only position with a guarantee and successful book of business, as well as health benefits.


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AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING MULL BROS., INC. - We are a family business that’s been catering to your cooling & heating needs since 1945. We proudly install Lennox, American Standard, Weil McLain & other quality equipment (oil, gas & electric). We also service most makes & models. We are located next to the Wethersfield Post Office (behind the penguins and polar bears) at 61 Beaver Rd. 860- 529-8255 BASEMENT WATERPROOFING JP BACHAND BASEMENT WATERPROOFING Reliable local contractor. Hatchway leaks, foundation cracks, sub-floor drainage systems, sump pumps & yard drainage. Fully insured, free estimates, written guarantee. Our 27th year registered with CT Dept of Consumer Protection (Reg #511842). Call 860-666-9737

CERAMIC TILE LEN & JEFF SHALLER - Fix leaky showers. Regrouting in tubs. Bath, kitchen tile installed. 37 years experience. Neat, expert workmanship. Repairs a specialty. Call 242-5805

CLEANING SERVICES Polish/English speaking woman can clean your house with care. 3rd cleaning 50% off for new clients only. Satisfaction guaranteed. Insurance Bonded. Call Kasia 860-538-4885 HOUSE, CONDO, OFFICE CLEANING Polish/English speaking lady with many years of experience. References upon request. Please call Ela at 860-348-0234 ELECTRICAL SERVICES NDC ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING All aspects of electrical work, additions,

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PLUMBING POSITANO PLUMBING, INC. 31 years of serving Bristol and the surrounding areas. Specializing in all repairs. Plumbing & heating. Water heater replacement, boiler replacement. CT Lic #202691, 308931. For the best repair work in the area, please call: 860-584-0012, 186 West St., Bristol.

ELI THE PLUMBER All Plumbing Services Bathrooms & Kitchens Remodeled. Toilets, sinks, hot water, garbage disposals. Will respond to all calls. Licensed & Insured. 860-548-0331. 10% Discount with this Ad

REMODELING FULL SERVICE REMODELING Windows, bathrooms and kitchens. All interior and exterior home or business remodeling and handyman service. You name it - I’ve done it! Excellent references and competitive rates with over 10 years experience. BBB Accredited. Call Mike 860-690-6505 or Kris 860-348-076 today for your free estimate. Fully insured and licensed. Lic #565969.

ROOFING LA RICH, LLC - Master Elite Roofing Contractor with over 500 satisfied customers. Our workmanship is warranteed for 20 years by shingle manufacturer. Best warranty in writing. “Quality you can count on for years.” We do roof repairs, vinyl siding, windows, seamless gutters. Honest, competitive pricing. No hidden costs. Free estimates. Fully insured. Written warranties. Clean and courteous installers. CT Lic #565709. GAFELK ME #11852. 860-622-9800 or 860-7474427. TREE SERVICE TOTAL TREE SERVICE & LANDSCAPING, LLC - Fall Cleanup & Lawn Maintenenace. Commerical & Residential. 75 ft. bucket truck. Chipper, firewood, land clearing, stump grinding, tree removal. Registration #608808. Fully insured.860-529-8389 or 860-538-0980.

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