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Years of work culminate for 3 best friends, as they earn rank of Eagle Scout in joint ceremony

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Becoming an Eagle Scout requires far more than lighting campfires and tying knots. Three Newington residents just received their Eagle Court of Honor Sunday at Grace Episcopal Church in front of their Scout leaders and families. It was a long road, and one that the boys traveled together over the last seven years. Volume 53, No. 19

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Best friends, seniors at Newington High and all 18 years old, Benjamin Page, Stephen Cowell and Andrew McCarter began their journey at age 11. “It’s unusual to have a combined ceremony, but they were best friends and sometimes we take it for granted but its hard to keep a best friend that long when you’re a kid,” said Troop 347 Scoutmaster Tim Manke, who has mentored the boys since the beginning. Throughout their journey, they worked on merit badges and demonstrated troop leadership and citizenship in the community, state and nation. “The minute they join, they start working on the trail to Eagle,” Manke explained. “Every badge you earn is one step closer.” But it was their three unique

From left, Troop 347 Eagle Scouts, Stephen Cowell, Benjamin Page and Andrew McCarter, with Scoutmaster Tim Manke. The three Newington High School seniors received their Eagle Court of Honor Sunday in a joint ceremony at Grace Episcopal Church.

community improvement projects that differentiated their journeys. Stephen Cowell chose to tackle a problem identified at the town’s R.O.P.E.S. Challenge Course off of Fenn Road. Birds were found nesting on the course’s elements and equipment rendering it unusable,

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Cowell studied the native species living there and designed six homes for bluebirds, six for robins. “I had about 10 to 15 scouts there to help me build the houses and 10 to 15 to help me install them,” he remembered, adding, “Once I got

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Water superintendent given the Certified Operator Public Health Drinking Water Merit Award By STEVE COLLINS STAFF WRITER

Newington resident and Bristol’s water superintendent, Rob Longo, gained statewide recognition Wednesday for his dedication to providing safe, healthy drinking water. He holds “the most important job in Connecticut,” said Lori Mathieu, who heads the state Department of Public Health’s drinking water division. At a ceremony at Bristol’s water filtration plant Wednesday morning,

attended by most of his department and a number of city and state officials, Longo was presented with the state’s Certified Operator Public Health Drinking Water Merit Award, the first to receive it in years. Longo, superintendent since 2006, said the award is a reflection of the top-notch team at the water department, not just today but stretching back to its origins in 1884. “We have the best department in the city,” Longo said. “Everyone realizes it’s more than just a job.”

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Bristol Mayor Art Ward said it speaks volumes about Longo that the superintendent recognized the award did much more than honor him individually. He said Longo recognized immediately that it is also a pat on the back for the entire department. State officials said Longo deserved the accolade in part because he’s also faced up to problems quickly and forcefully and used his experiences to educate other operators across Connecticut. They cited, for example, the landslide that took out a chunk of Farrell Avenue during Tropical Storm Irene, leaving one of the main pipelines from the filtration plant to downtown entirely exposed. It stretched across a chasm created by the road’s collapse. Mathieu said that Longo called her almost immediately for advice and help. In the end, the city constructed a temporary bypass for the pipeline section and then replaced it during a road reconstruction project. Mathieu said Longo has also embraced a state push to improve drinking water “above and beyond” the minimum acceptable standards that have to be met. With Longo in the lead, she said, Bristol is “going to be ahead of the curve” as communities struggle to keep up with a changing global

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Bristol Water Superintendent Rob Longo with his wife, Romana; son RJ, 9; and daughter Isabella, 6, after receiving an award from the state Department of Public Health during a ceremony at the Bristol water filtration plant.

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St. Mary School has announced that three of its eighth-grade students have received scholarships to the high schools they have chosen. From left, Joseph Morelli, Abigail Baker and Angel Zohrabian. Angel and Joseph received scholarships from Northwest Catholic High School and Abigail received a scholarship from Mercy High School.


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Local young entrepreneurs launch dress shirt company By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

It’s hard to imagine designing clothing, building a factory and running a business at age 26, but Newington resident Daniel Johnson is doing it. He and three other local 20-somethings are launching ParleIV at the end of May, a company that designs and sells its own dress shirts for men. They recently gained publicity after receiving a Business Pre-Launch Award and $2,500 prize from Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs, an initiative of the MetroHartford Alliance. “The Greater Hartford Region is home to an active community of young entrepreneurs and we are excited to celebrate their achievements with our Entrepreneurship Awards,” said Julie Daly Meehan, HYPE’s executive director. “Each of the winners demonstrated a commitment to innovation and excellence that inspires their peers and we look forward to watching their enterprises grow in the coming years,” she continued. ParleIV isn’t a traditional professional attire company — maybe because it was built by a team of young professionals hoping to make a new mark on a long-standing industry. Utilizing a web-based e-commerce retail model, the company sells its own dress shirts directly to consumers online. Without having to maintain physical store locations and all that comes along with that conventional route, they found a way to cut costs and increase efficiency — providing a high quality product at a more affordable price. The word “parle” is French for “spoken.” “The shirts we believe speak for themselves,” explained Johnson of the company’s name. “We’re pretty outspoken ourselves and IV is the four of us together simply,” he added.

Johnson met co-founders Jeremy Stambovsky of Manchester and brothers Adam and Matt Alfin, of West Hartford and New Britain, two years ago. They decided to pool their ideas and business experience to start the company (they all studied business or finance in college). Each has been putting in at least 20 hours a week to move it along ever since. “We’ve done a lot of research and the men’s dress shirt market alone is a million dollar market,” said Johnson. “Men ages 25 to 55 are doing a lot of online ordering of their dress shirts — mostly on Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays; that’s a huge demographic purchasing work attire online,” he added. But the clothing customers will find at ParleIV has its own unique niche. The guys have designed three different styles based on trips to trade shows and conventions. Each is for sale at $85 and manufactured in China. The “Pilot” is for the more adventurous man, while the “Sage” is a traditional button-down with loopand-lock technology that secures the tie in place. “It makes the tie stay secure so it doesn’t pop out behind your neck,” Johnson described. “You can put on the tie before you put the dress shirt on.” The final style is known as the “Wily” and is described as “a complete twist on the traditional dress shirt,” as the collar opens in reverse. Each shirt comes to your door wrapped in a fancy woven ribbon, placed inside a waterproof plastic bag and packaged in a hardcover box. This elaborate packaging is intended to ensure a high customer retention rate, one of the many keen business practices the guys have up their sleeves. Shipping time will be the standard two weeks with overnight possibilities available. “Everything measures up to most larger competitors,” Johnson said. Parle IV is currently test-marketing its products, pricing, styles, colors

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CCHD urges residents to take precautions regarding lead poisoning

Do you know what is colorless, odorless and tasteless, and can affect both children and adults alike? If you thought of lead, you are correct. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), young children are the most at risk for lead poisoning because of the harmful affects on the developing nerves and brain. In fact, the younger the child, the more damaging exposure can be. For these reasons, the Central Connecticut Health District is urging all residents to take precaution and do their part to prevent lead poisoning in their homes. Lead is a highly toxic metal that occurs naturally in the Earth’s crust. It can be used in paint and gasoline, and can be found in contaminated soil, household dust, toys, drinking water, lead glazed pottery and some metal jewelry. Lead-based paint and lead contaminated dust are the main sources for lead in United States children. Lead gets into the bodies of children when lead objects are placed in a child’s mouth or by particles of lead dust in the air. Both adults and children can suffer from lead poisoning. Most adults with lead poisoning are exposed in their work environment or while remodeling their home. Some hob-

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some lead-based paint; however, it is the deterioration of the paint that causes a problem, particularly in children. According to the Connecticut Department of Public Health, childhood lead poisoning is the most common pediatric public health problem, yet it is entirely preventable. It is important to determine the construction year of the house or the dwelling where your child may spend a large amount of time. In housing built before 1978, assume that the paint has lead unless tests show otherwise. To prevent exposure to lead, it is recommended that the following be done: ∎ Make sure your child does not have access to peeling paint or chewable surfaces painted with lead-based paint. ∎ Pregnant women and children should not be present in housing built before 1978 that is undergoing renovation. ∎ Create barriers between living/ play areas and lead sources. ∎ Regularly wash children’s hands and toys; discard toys with chipping paint ∎ Prevent children from playing in bare soil; if possible, provide them with sandboxes.

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The Newington Art League is exhibiting members’ art work in the lobby of the Newington Town Hall through May 21. The exhibit of 45 works in a variety of styles includes oils, watercolors, pastels, pen and ink and pen and colored pencils. At the opening reception for the exhibit on April 24, various awards were presented. Heather Whitehouse of the New Britain Museum of American Art judged the event and offered comments on each work. At the opening reception, members held a bake sale and collected contributions for the annual scholarship awarded to a qualifying Newington High School student. For more information about the Newington Art League and its programs, visit the website www.newingtonartleague.org or contact Pat Tanger at (860) 666-5026.


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Every year the Anna Reynolds PTO takes great pride in celebrating the hard work and dedication of our teachers. Teacher Appreciation Day began with breakfast and raffle prizes. We would like to send out a heartfelt thank you to the local business that donated raffle prizes for our teachers. They include: Damato Chiropractic Center, Turgeon Jewelers, Moo Yah, The Bar and Grill, Puerto Vallarta, The Corner Pug, Bertuccis, The Black Rose Tavern, Plaza Azteca, Brick House, Stew Leonards, Stop & Shop, Annie’s Nails and Spa, Mindy Porell with Tastefully Simple, Jewelry Warehouse, Carvel, Price Chopper, Newington Pizza, Whole Foods, Cheesecake Factory, Trader Joe’s and Starbucks. Thank you again to our teachers for their commitment to our children’s growth and learning! Cindy Barron Colleen Corriveau Beth Farragher Michelle Jackson Teacher Appreciation Committee Members Anna Reynolds School

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to the ceremony and saw everyone there to see me become an Eagle it was pretty powerful.” Andrew McCarter, a member of the swim team at Newington High School, decided to build a photo rack to display pictures of past and future teams near the pool’s viewing gallery. “Every year there’s a new picture taken and they have no place to display them,” said Manke. “It was something he and the team saw a need for so they worked together to accomplish it.” Crafted from plywood and wood molding, the racks were designed to hold photos of the girls and boys

teams from the year 2000 through 2017. “It was a very memorable experience,” McCarter said of his Court of Honor ceremony. “I always imagined when I was a little kid it was going to be this big special day for me, but sharing it with my two best friends … we honestly share this connection for the rest of our lives,” he said Monday. Ben Page gave the town an opportunity to rediscover a place that has been in the shadows for centuries. Newington’s founding fathers are buried at the Church Street Cemetery, which was in disrepair until Page intervened. He

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A summer theater company that began in Bristol three years ago has moved to town and is seeking area performers ages 16 to 22 to audition for its first production in its new home. GetUp Stage Company is better known as “Gusco” and will present the Broadway hit “In the Heights” at Newington Town Hall this August. “Sometimes what we’re searching so hard for is right within our reach — in our families, friends and neighborhoods,” Artistic Director and Gusco Founder Lindsey DiPietro said of the show’s underlying theme. DiPietro works full-time as an English teacher at Bristol Central, one of the city’s three high schools. Gusco began as a summer extension of the school’s drama program, but that was not her original intention. “Most towns don’t have three high schools and a really active theatre program,” she explained. “We decided to get out of Bristol, expand our reach.

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It’s a little scary to be moving; we had a big following of kids here.” Gusco rehearsed and performed “Rent” in Bristol’s First Congregational Church in its first summer, then moved to Bristol Central for “Les Miserables” its second year. Last year, they compromised, holding rehearsals at the church and performances at the school. In 2013, it was time to make a change. “What’s unique about Gusco,” DiPietro said, “is that we are audition-only, so I like to think we look for only those who want to pursue

The GetUp Stage Company, founded in Bristol, is moving to Newington and with its move is planning a production of the musical “In the Heights,” which will be presented at Town Hall in August.

theater seriously in the future. We try to do shows most people don’t think this age level could do; be a little ambitious,” she added. DiPietro changes the age range of her cast depending on the show and is seeking 16- to 22-year-olds for “In the Heights.” A modern-day drama that takes place in the heavily-Hispanic Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City, the show’s lead role and narrator is “Usnavi” a Hispanic kid and rap/spoken word artist. DiPietro is seeking Latino actors and those of all ethnicities to represent the diverse characters. She’s also splitting the dance and vocal ensembles to do both justice. “There’s just incredible dancing,” the high school cast. she said Monday. “I have big dreams for Gusco,” Eventually, DiPietro would like to she says. The GetUp Stage Company will be holding auditions for the musical “In the Heights” June 6 from 5 to 9 p.m. and June 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at New- collaborate with a college or univerInterested performers should preington Town Hall, 131 Cedar St. sity, using college students to mentor pare 32 bars of a song — preferably

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Less than 10% of the U.S. population views a local, state or federal government website daily, according to the May 2009 release of U.S. Census Bureau, Annual Estimates of Resident Population. This means more than nine out of ten people may never see a given notice. This compares dramatically to the fact that 83% of adults read a community newspaper every week, according to the National Newspaper Association. Furthermore, a public notice printed in the newspaper produces a permanent record. The internet does not, nor does it assure timeliness. And a newspaper is archived for years; not subject to computer crashes and hackers. Newspapers are easily verifiable, fully transparent and represent a secure third party who has nothing to gain from any notice.

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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS The following local students have been named to the honor roll at University High School of Science and Engineering, a STEM and Early College Model magnet high school on the University of Hartford campus: Newington: Carly McCarthy, Grade 9, High Honors; Justin DeVoe, Grade 9, Honors; James Mouthaan, Grade 9, Honors; Jared Therrien, Grade 11, Honors; Ashleigh Weland, Grade 10, Honors.

a $500 educational award in a national competition with other students who are members of Modern Woodmen of America. Modern Woodmen, a fraternal benefit society offering financial services, has local representatives and is based in Rock Island, Ill. Mowchan plans to use the grnat to attend Lasell College, Newtown, Mass. Mowchan is one of 100 grant winners chosen this year.

Keene State College student Marion Rosalyn Mowchan, Brandon Carta of Newington daughter of Stacey Mowchan, received the Senior Service award Newington, has been awarded for outstanding service to Keene

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Giangreco – Grade 12; Oliver Hasson – Grade 9; Anthony Lanzarone – Grade 12; Angela Miguel – Grade 10; Sophia Pierre – Grade 12 Logan Wolf – Grade 10; Second Honors: John Dombek – Grade 12; Erin Feeney – Grade 9; Brian Kelleher – Grade 12; Thaddeus Link – Grade 11; Joshua Stumpf – Grade 10.

Donaghey is pursuing a degree in Global Studies. Joshua Paldino of Berlin, a member of the class of 2015 at Washington and Lee University, has earned dean’s list status for the recently ended winter term 2013. Dean’s list status at Washington and Lee represents a term gradeaverage of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.

Ruth Donaghey, a resident of Newington, and a member of the Nicholas Grondin, 18, of class of 2013 at Providence College, Newington has been named to the was inducted into Pi Delta Phi, the President’s List for fall 2012 at the national honor society for French. University of South Alabama.

LIBRARY EVENTS CALENDAR 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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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 library or on the library’s web site.

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REMINDER: May 12 will be the last Sunday opening until the fall.

MOVIES AND MORE AT THE LIBRARY: “Argo” Two showings: Thursday, May 16, 1 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Based on true events, this Academy Award winning film chroncicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis. Starring Ben Affleck and Bryan Cranston. Running time is 120 minutes.

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PAJAMA YOGA: Monday, May 20, 6 p.m. Children, ages 5 to 8 and their caregivers, are invited to come to the library in their most comfortable pajamas to have fun doing yoga together. Beth Agdish, a certified Next Generation Yoga for Kids instructor, will teach us techniques and traditional poses. Mats will be provided to those who do not bring one. Call the Children’s Department at 860-665-8720 to register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. STORIES & ART: Tuesday, May 21, noon, April showers bring May flowers. Hear spring stories and complete a spring craft. Children ages 2-4 and their grown-ups may register by calling the Children’s Department at (860) 665-8720. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. JUST A STORY AND A SONG! Wednesdays, May 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. TALES TO TAILS: Wednesday, May 29, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Children who love dogs or need to boost their reading skills may sign up for a 10 minute session reading to Jessie, a certified therapy dog. Call (860) 665-8720 for more information or to register. Donated by Kerrie Lurate. CONSTRUCTION CLUB: Saturday, June 1, 1 to 2 p.m. Come to our monthly gathering to build projects with LEGO bricks. Due to safety concerns, only people age 7 and older will be allowed in the room. call the Children’s Department at (860) 665-8720 to register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

EXPLORE TOGETHER!:Thursday, May 16, 3:45 p.m. Do you know your primary and GARDEN CLUB: Saturday, June 1, 1:30 secondary colors? Explorers in grades 1 p.m. We’re starting a Garden Club for through 4 will mix these colors to create families and gardeners who will help run a masterpiece. Call the Children’s Departthe library garden. We’ll schedule classes, ment at (860) 665-8720 to register. assign maintenance shifts and have a lot Autobody Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. of fun. A complete schedule of events will be available in the Children’s Department. TALES TO TAILS: Saturday, May 18, 1 to Call the Children’s Department to register 2:30 p.m. Children who love dogs or need at (860) 665-8720. Children must be to boost their reading skills may sign accompanied by an adult. The garden will up for a 10-minute session to aTurnpike 2550reading Berlin •with Newington, be planted donations fromCT the Eddy certified therapy dog. Call (860) 665-8720 Farm, Home Depot and Frink Garden for more information or to register. SponCenter. The programs are sponsored by sored by Cold Noses, Warm Hearts, Inc. the Friends of the Library.

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MOVING FORWARD GROUP: Relationship breakup? Divorced? Trying to move on? You are invited to join our Moving Forward Group which meets Friday, May 17, for an interesting, caring, and lively discussion on moving forward. Starts at 6:30 p.m. The group meets at First Congregational Church, 355 Main St., Cromwell. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2ND ANNUAL COMEDY NIGHT: An evening of laughs is coming Saturday, May 11, to the Indian Hill Country Club, 111 Golf St. The Newington Chamber of Commerce will present it’s 2nd Annual Comedy Night, an adult comedy show with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Featured comedian Mike Koutrobis will headline the show. His high energy and physical antics make Mike a highly sought after performer in the Northeast. Doors open at 7 p.m. There will be two opening acts that begin at 8:15 p.m. Coffee and desserts will be served at 10 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person or a table of 10 for $300. Reservations are required. Contact Gail at the Chamber Office by May 7 at (860) 666-2089. www.NewingtonChamber.com/comedy/ 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 plraynock@cox.net. OPEN MIC: The Central CT Acoustic Musicians Society Meetup will sponsor an Open Mic from 7:30 p.m. to closing Friday, May 10. The event is hosted by The Newington Knights of Columbus, 171 Pascone Place (entrance in rear). This will be a monthly event held on the second and Friday of the month. For additional information, direction and/or other council activities, visit the K of C’s website www.kofcnewington.com VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: A WAY TO GIVE BACK AND STAY CONNECTED: Volunteering opportunities are available at the Lucy Robbins Welles Library, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 13. 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: Arbor Rose/ Jerome Home, Cedar Mountain Commons, Connecticut Humane Society, Friends of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library, Jefferson House, Newington Human Services, Newington Senior and Disabled Center To register or for

more information, contact the Adult Information Desk of the library at (860) 665-8700. 7TH ANNUAL ROCKY HILL CAR SHOW: The 7th Annual Rocky Hill Car Show, sponsored by the Over The Hill Gang Car Club, Eastern Chapter, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Elm Ridge Park, Route 160. Rain date is Sunday, May 29. Dash plaques for first 100 cars; show cars, $10; spectators free, 20+ trophies plus Mayor’s Trophy. To become a trophy sponsor or vendor, contact John at (860) 7211315. The car show helps support The Rocky Hill Human Services Energy Assistance Program, The Connecticut Association of Foster & Adoptive Parents, Automotive Scholarship and Rocky Hill Summer Concert Series. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 68TH ANNUAL DINNER, AWARDS PRESENTATION: The Newington Chamber of Commerce will hold its 68th Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation Thursday, May 30, at The Hartford Saengerbund, 719 North Mountain Road. The program begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., and the awards presentations at 7 p.m. The cost is $40 per person. If you would like to attend the Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation, please contact the Chamber Office at (860) 666-2089. Reservations are required — no walk-ins will be accepted. The following is a list of the 2013 Award Recipients: Chamber Member of the Year, Michael Montgomery; Public Service Award, Bob Seiler; Business of the Year, The Home Depot; Public Safety Award: Town of Newington Dial-A-Ride; Youth Service Award, Tim Manke. NEWINGTON HIGH SCHOOL GOLF FUNDRAISER: The Newington High School football team booster club, Friends of Football, will host a fundraising golf tournament this year Saturday, June 22, at Indian Hill Golf Course, Newington, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Included in the registration fee of $125 will be a luncheon, cart and green fees, practice range, great raffle prizes and contests, one hour cocktail hour, and will end with an awards BBQ banquet with a variety of foods. This year’s proceeds will be directed to replacing the sound system at Alumni Field where a variety of both boys and girls play sports. Besides the sound system, the Friends of Football assist the coach and team by sponsoring game meals, supplemental equipment, assisting in after school study halls, scholarships and other needs as determined by the coach and school. For further information, and to register and/or sponsor your business for

a $100 tee sponsorship, contact the following: Dave Pruett, Event Chairman, at pruett.d@cox.net, 860-558-1560; and Coach Roy Roberts at rroberts@npsct.org, (860) 965-4290.

sclerosis and the many ways you can help make a difference, visit www.ctfightsMS.org or call the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter at (800) FIGHT MS.

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.

NEWINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL TAG SALE: The Newington Historical Society’s Annual Tag Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Kellogg-Eddy House, 679 Willard Ave. The Historical Society is accepting donations to the tag sale. Jewelry, small kitchen and electronic appliances, all in good working condition, glassware, dishes and other treasures that you would like to donate will be gratefully accepted with the exception of large furniture, books or clothing. As in past years, items not sold will be donated to Hartford area homeless shelters. A note of interest: Start right now cleaning that attic or garage, and bringing those treasures to us during regular office hours, Monday and Friday, from 8 to 11 a.m. and Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. Call to arrange a drop off time. Someone will be available at the Kellogg-Eddy House to accept your donations Saturday, May 18, and May 25 between the hours 9 and noon. If you are not able to drop off your items, arrangements for pick up can be made by calling the office and scheduling a time. For information regarding deliv-

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

ery or pickup of your items, call the Newington Historical Society Office at (860) 666-7118 or email:NGTNHeritage@aol.com. SPRING CONCERT: A Spring Concert will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the Church of Christ, Congregational (UCC), 1075 Main St. Songs from “West Side Story,” “Les Misérables,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Freedom Trilogy,” and more will be performed. Senior, junior, and handbell choirs with special guests, soloists, and band perform a delightful program perfect for families. Free-will offering. (860) 666-4689 newingtonucc.org. UNICO 39TH ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Newington Chapter of UNICO National, in partnership with the Greater Hartford Chapter, is sponsoring its 39th Annual Charity Golf Tournament to be held Thursday, June 20, at Indian Hill Country Club. Registration is at 10 a.m. followed by a barbecue luncheon. A shotgun start is at noon with dinner following at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $150 per player, or $50 for dinner only. Tee signs and sponsorships are also available. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Manchester Police Activities League and Autism Speaks. Call (860) 6702652 for a registration form.

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CLEANING SERVICES Polish/English speaking woman can clean your house with care. 3rd cleaning 50% off for new clients only. Satisfaction guaranteed. Insurance Bonded. Call Kasia 860-538-4885 HOUSE, CONDO, OFFICE CLEANING Polish/English speaking lady with many years of experience. References upon request. Please call Ela at 860-348-0234 ELECTRICAL SERVICES NDC ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING All aspects of electrical work, additions, new homes, renovations, pools, hottubs, etc. Main service up-grades from fuses to circuit breakers. Fast, quality workmanship. Nick 860-665-7202. CT Lic #E1-180139 GUTTER CLEANING #1 First In Reliability - We Show Up!!! One day service. Our 10th year. Reasonable rates. Senior discounts. Reliable service. Call Rob (860) 982-3300 “A West Hartford Resident” Visit our web site: robpolo.com

LAWN AND GARDEN MAINTENANCE PREMIER PROPERTy MAINTENANCE is offering Newington residents one free lawn cutting when you sign up for weekly lawn cutting service. Other services include seasonal clean-ups, mulching, rototilling, organic fertilizing, etc. Free quotes over the phone or email. Dependable owner does the work. Fully insured. Call Mike 860205-8761. Premierproperty@cox.net

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