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By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

In what might go down in Newington history as one of the most contentious campaign seasons, Monday night’s mayoral debate was no respite. Republican candidate Beth DelBuono came armed with future proposals for ethical training of town employees and her Democratic opponent, Mayor Stephen Woods, was prepared to defend his honor. An investigation Republicans opened up with the Chief State’s Attorney earlier this year to look into Woods’ business dealings with Volume 53, No. 42

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the town was closed in September, but the issue has become a campaign issue. At Monday’s debate the pair responded to eight different questions decided upon by Neal Forte, chairperson of the Republican Town Committee, and Carol Anest, Democratic Committee chair. Fittingly, negative campaigning was one of the prompts they were given. “I think this campaign has been extremely negative; my opponent took that road,” Woods said. “They’ve done everything they could to make me look like a criminal.” “When I hear the term negative campaigning, it implies something untrue was said; my statements have been nothing but factual,” See MAYORAL, Page 4

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Yogurt Madness Owner Mark Lawrence is proud of his independently owned frozen yogurt shop’s 90 toppings.

In Newington, a sundae kind of love By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

Ice cream is an American tradition, a summer necessity, a cure-all and now available in any variety those gluten- or lactose-free taste buds desire. And it just so happens that whatever your frosty pleasure, you can probably find it here in Newington. The town’s ice cream legacy began in November 1976, when Mortensen’s Ice Cream & Restaurant opened. What started as a dairy in the early 20th century grew into a family business, run by Newington’s popular former mayor Rodney Mortensen and now his son Ron. “We use Hood 14 percent but-

10 percent to be called “ice milk.” Although plain vanilla is still their best seller, over 40 flavors are offered — including a handful made with locally-grown fruit on a seasonal basis. They churn one flavor at a time in a single batch machine. “It’s very time-consuming, but it’s that special touch that makes us different,” Ron adds. Head toward the New Britain city line to go from classic to international with an Italian favorite. Erica Schmitt | Staff At Mortensen’s, they make ice Giovanni’s Bakery & Pastry Shop, cream the old-fashioned way. They also family-owned, makes its own churn it. gelato. And the list goes on. ter-fat to make our ice cream rich Carvel Ice Cream Co. has an and creamy,” says Ron, adding that 80-year history and now sells its state law requires anything below See ICE CREAM, Page 2 – paid advertisement –

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brand inside grocery stores. But Newington’s Carvel feels like a mom-and-pop shop. At the corner of Main Street and Route 175 for over 30 years, it basically is. Kaye and Jack Lynch eventually passed it on to their son Bob, but both mother and son still stand behind the counter. “We’ve watched families grow here,” says Kaye. “Kids who came in when they were 10 years old now bring their kids in.” “It’s not bad, the ice cream business,” Bob adds. “The tough part is getting through the winter; summer takes care of itself.” You’ll have to wait until the warm weather hits before sauntering up to the outdoor counter at

Dairy Queen on the Turnpike, but maybe that’s its appeal. And who doesn’t have a favorite sundae at Friendly’s? For the more health-conscious sweet tooth there’s self-serve yogurt shop Kiwi Spoon, where tapiocalaced bubble teas and smoothies join the menu. The shop rotates its 16 flavors of frozen yogurt depending on customer preferences. But can the healthier alternative really compete with the good oldfashioned stuff? Apparently, if the fate of Cold Stone Creamery is any indication. Its once-popular Berlin Turnpike franchise was replaced by the independently-owned Yogurt Madness two years ago. “Yomad” offers only large-size cups for patrons to fill with their

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fancy before they pay by weight, priced at .51 cents an ounce. Owner Mark Lawrence takes pride in his close relationship with the Newington community, even buying Girl Scout cookies from local troops to add to his selection of 90 different toppings. He also employs a local artist every summer to design a T-shirt representing the town and the shop, and donates to events like Safe Graduation. “We have a hard time saying no to local charities,” he says. Pretty soon the shop will unveil a signature menu item Lawrence calls a “Younini” — a warm sweet bun filled with frozen yogurt and toppings. “We’re just waiting on the special equipment to make it, so it should be available in a couple of weeks,” he says. A few other frozen yogurt franchises are considering opening locations in town, according to Andy Brecher, town economic development director. But is the frozen treat niche really sustainable with so much competition in a single town? “Newington remains a hot spot for this type of specialty market,” said Brecher. “I think a big part of it is that the Berlin Turnpike is a regional shopping draw,” he added. “A lot of the business comes from people who live outside of Newington but are traveling through.” Not only do residents and visitors have a variety of choices to satisfy their sweet, cold cravings,

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Newington Carvel owner Bob Lynch and his mother, Kaye, inside the Main Street store, which the family has owned and operated for 31 years.

but the town’s Grand List benefits too. Mortensen’s, Friendly’s and Dairy Queen are located in standalone buildings. That means their real estate tax is on file with the town’s Revenue Collector, while the other frozen treat shops are part of plazas so only personal tax for each separate entity can be determined. With that said, the sum of the annual personal and real estate tax payments (of those available) on town record for Mortensen’s, Carvel, Friendly’s, Yogurt Madness and Dairy Queen is $56,980.52. Erica Schmitt can be reached at (860) 225-4601, ext. 210, or eschmitt@newbritainherald.com.

THE SCOOP Whatever your flavor or icy preference, here’s a list of where to buy a brain freeze in Newington: ∎Mortensen’s Ice Cream & Restaurant, 3145 Berlin Turnpike ∎Carvel, 1018 Main St. ∎Yogurt Madness, 2997 Berlin Turnpike ∎Friendly’s, 3420 Berlin Turnpike ∎Dairy Queen, 2514 Berlin Turnpike ∎Giovanni’s, 456 New Britain Avenue ∎Kiwi Spoon, 3105 Berlin Turnpike

Reader supports Castelle for council seat To the Editor: It is election time once again and, once again, we are given the opportunity to exercise our privilege to vote, to choose who will govern our town. Adjectives describing the various candidates abound, most of them in the form of superlatives. When it comes to Clarke Castelle they apply, in my opinion, without reservation. Clarke is a man of integrity, a man who thinks before he speaks, a man willing to listen to all sides of an issue. He not only attends the mandatory council meetings and those of commit-

tees on which he serves (many as chairperson), but also the meetings of several other committees of which he is not a member. By gaining firsthand knowledge from their deliberations he is informed on the issues impacting the town based on fact, not emotion. His service on both the Board of Education and the Town Council gives him in-depth knowledge of both these major government organizations. Clarke’s ability to put politics aside and work effectively with all members of each body, irrespective of political

affiliation, speaks to not only his character but also his dedication to truly working for the town’s best interest. The past year has been contentious. More than ever Newington needs someone of Clarke Castelle’s honesty, integrity, commitment to fiscal responsibility and dedication on the Town Council as we move into the next two years. I urge you to vote for Clarke on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Mady Kenny Newington


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responded DelBuono, who along with fellow Republicans accused Woods of using his position as mayor to garner business for Stonehedge Landscaping and Garden Center, the company he co-owns with his brother Don Woods, chair of the town’s Board of Parks and Recreation. While the subject of ethics resurfaced frequently through Monday’s debate, other topics discussed included the town’s two planned CTfastrak stations, building a stable economy, and balancing the budget while main-

taining services. Candidates’ priorities came through loud and clear — with Woods pushing for economic development to stimulate growth of the town’s Grand List and DelBuono focusing on protecting the small amount of remaining open space in town and focusing on bringing new business to already developed areas. “We need to continue to develop Newington; it’s the only way we can present a tax base that’s affordable to our residents,” said Woods, who would like to secure the 88.5acre Cedarcrest Hospital property

from the state and redevelop it, but leave the land behind it on Cedar Mountain as open space. DelBuono referenced the town’s 2020 Plan, which recommended the town preserve the mountain as open space. “Cedarcrest should be remediated for open space for residents to walk, hike, bike and do whatever they like on that property,” she said, going on to criticize traffic safety and parking issues new businesses have posed — particularly the Bonefish Grill and the Premier Urgent Care Center, where Route 176 meets the Berlin Turnpike.

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Youth services coordinator Huggard honored by statewide association By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

Newington students and teachers know him as the guy who runs the town’s R.O.P.E.S. course off Fenn Road. To town staff, he’s got a cooler job than most. But to Rik Huggard, youth services coordinator with the Newington Department of Human Services, his line of work is a lucky one to fall into. Huggard received the Employee of the Year Award from the Connecticut Youth Services Association at its recent annual conference, held in Cromwell. “We were on a camping trip last summer and one of the kids looks at me and says, ‘This is your job? You get paid to have fun with a bunch of kids?’ he remembers with a laugh. “Yeah, I guess I do.” In the seven years since Huggard began working in Newington Human Services

full-time, he has pitched tents, carried canoes, climbed walls, shared hugs and dried tears. What does he love most about it? “Just having that connection to kids — that youthful energy,” he’ll tell you. Facilitating activities at the challenge course is just one part of his job, however. Huggard also leads an in-school R.O.P.E.S. program and a self-awareness course a few times per month at Newington High School. The department’s after school and summer programs are adventurebased and designed to get kids outdoors engaging in healthy activities. A risk-management mechanism, this programming keeps many of those involved from otherwise choosing risky activities. “It keeps me out of trouble at the same time,” jokes Huggard, who feels a sense of reward seeing students learn life skills. “When you get those

moments where you see they’re enjoying what they’re doing and you know it’s having an effect on them, that’s what I love the most about it,” he says, adding, “I also work with great group of colleagues and seeing that light bulb go off in a child’s head … it’s a very special and unique motivation for all of us.” Erica Schmitt can be reached at (860) 225-4601, ext. 210, or eschmitt@newbritainherald.com.

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Bioscience facility may be ideal fit for National Welding By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER

Newington officials are discussing possibilities for redevelopment around the town’s two planned CTfastrak stations at Cedar Street and Newington Junction, with one idea in particular gaining the most attention. However, the town is awaiting reception of a $2 million Brownfield grant announced back in May to remediate the blighted National Welding property at the Cedar Street Station before they consider offers from developers there. “While we have a lot of developer interest — it’s all predicated on the property being cleaned up,” explained Andrew Brecher, the town’s economic development director. “It’s not unusual — we understand there can be a lengthy period of time between when the grant award is announced and when it’s received,” he added. “In the meantime we’ll continue to court developers.” Once the vacant machine shop

is demolished and the environmental contamination abated, officials expect the site’s value to increase significantly. The 9.4mile CTfastrak is on schedule to begin service by early 2015, after which Amtrak will put in a new station connecting its rail line to the busway in Newington. Then people from New Haven and New York City could get off a train in Newington and catch a bus to the UConn Health Center to do business at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine currently being built. But what if Newington had its own bioscience facility? That’s one idea that town officials are seriously considering for the fouracre National Welding site. “When we asked developers for their concepts in the fall of 2012, perhaps the most intriguing offer we received is this,” said Brecher. “The hope of the state is to encourage a bold new industry in Central Connecticut. Jackson Labs is cutting edge technology — something that doesn’t exist in Connecticut right now,” he con-

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tinued. “The expectation is once you get one company engaged in a particular field others will follow — competitors, vendors, those interested in capitalizing on the research.” If bioscience offices were among the mixed-use commercial-retail

development expected at the site, their proximity to public transit could make the eight-minute trip to Jackson Labs a frequent one for medical professionals. “The Newington site is actually better than Farmington for this because with the advent of the busway you’re going to able to get to really good places to be in the bioscience community,” Brecher added. “Bioscience to me would be tremendous there,” added town Councilor Terry Borjeson, who is a member of the Capitol Region Council of Governments and chair of the CTfastrak sub-committee of the Corridor Advisory Committee for the Hartford-New Haven railroad and CTfastrak. “On all of the stops on the busway it’s probably the one that generates the most interest the fastest,” Borjeson said of the site’s development potential. “It’s an opportunity for the state and the town to show the positive effects of this busway,” he added. Newington Junction is a few steps behind in terms of redevel-

opment, since land surrounding the planned station is owned by a few different private entities. The town will host a large meeting at Town Hall on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 6 to 9 p.m., bringing together all those who have a stake in CTfastrak from the four towns along the bus route. Those invited include elected officials, town planners, managers and economic development staff, inland wetland and zoning commission members, local housing committees, anchor institutions, hospitals and chambers of commerce. After the large group hears from a speaker inside the auditorium, people will divide into smaller groups to discuss details of each planned bus station. “We’re bringing together leadership from all four towns to talk about moving forward and what we can do for development in and around the sites,” Borjeson explained. Erica Schmitt can be reached at (860) 225-4601, ext. 210, or eschmitt@newbritainherald.com.

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Department of Human Services appeals to neighbors for donations To the Editor: Once again, the Department of Human Services is asking our loyal neighbors for donations in support of our programs serving residents in need. While our present focus is the Holiday Food/Gift Programs, and Food Bank, we continue to see a year round need for support through our Special Needs Fund which assists Newington residents. Donations help households facing great financial hardship with emergency basic needs such as heat, utilities, medical and housing related expenses when no other options exist or options are exhausted. Our Holiday Food and Gift Programs

serve children, adults, elderly, people with disabilities and the homebound. Four hundred and twelve Newington households benefited from the Holiday Basket Program last year, an increase from the prior year! There are several ways to help this year: ∎Monetary Donations: to support the Holiday Programs/Special Needs Fund by early November, if possible, so we may purchase necessary items in time for distribution. Make checks payable to Newington Department of Human Services and mail/bring to Newington Human Services, 131 Cedar Street, Newington, CT 06111.

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Reader supports Daniel Dinunzio To the Editor: It is with great enthusiasm I support Daniel Dinunzio in his run for Town Council. I have known the Dinunzio family for almost 40 years. As the youngest of eight children, the values Dan’s parents instilled in him will make a great councilor. He is a hard working individual; someone who will make decisions after the facts and research are brought to the table. It is wonderful to see a young fresh mind getting involved in the Newington community.

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Response to Robert Serra’s Letter to Editor To the Editor: This is in response to a letter to the editor by a Robert Serra Sr., a man I do not ever recall meeting or speaking to. Not someone who was actively involved with Democratic politics or town government, yet he was able to go back in time to quote me. Republican mayoral candidate Beth DelBuono doesn’t know him either, but he seemed determined to slam this very capable and committed woman as well. Mr. Serra would like you to believe communicating the truth is “dirty politics.” The fact is that it is painful, but not dirty. Mr. Serra, a man with whom Beth and I have never once had a discussion about town affairs or who has ever offered his opinions to either of us, offers his condemnation of two women who have given countless hours trying to make sure Newington remains the kind of place where we all want to live. We have both done so by representing you and your family in the belief that open, honest government is paramount. Beth Del Buono, Dave Nagle, Jay Bottalico,

Gary Byron, Dan Dinunzio and I have spent countless hours knocking on your doors asking for your opinions on how we can make Newington a better place to live and asking for your support in November. We believe that you have the right to be represented by a mayor and Town Council members who aren’t afraid to stand up for what is right and just. We have provided you with the means to contact us and encouraged you to do so, if or when the occasion arises. Did I change my position on who I believe is best suited to represent the people of Newington as mayor? I certainly did, based on eyewitness accounts, not just on what someone else was saying. Do I encourage you to vote for Beth, a woman of incredible inner strength and impressive intellect? Absolutely. Has Beth earned my utmost respect and admiration in her role as wife, mother, educator, community leader and friend? Without a doubt!

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WETHERSFIELD LIBRARY CALENDAR ART EXHIBIT: Photographs by Wethersfield resident Marissa Ocasio are on display at the Library. This exhibit presents the photographic journey of a citizen who lived in downtown Manhattan on September 11, 2001 and who went out that afternoon and subsequent days to capture the scenes on the streets surrounding the World Trade Center. Ocasio, who lived and worked in Manhattan in 2001, found herself without power or phone service, but she had several cameras loaded with film so she took to the streets. She was able to capture images before streets were cordoned off and people were not allowed in certain places. These moving photographs will be on display during the month of October. For information and directions to the library, visit www. wethersfield.library.org or call (860) 257-2811. GIFTS FROM NAGOYA, JAPAN ON DISPLAY AT LIBRARY: Gifts from Wethersfield’s sister-city, Nagayo, Japan, are on display at the library. Wethersfield and Nagayo, which is in southern Japan near Nagasaki, have been sister-cities for about 20 years and officials have exchanged gifts over the years. Items currently on display include a set of six Geisha coasters, a bell, a blue and white Furoshiki or wrapping cloth with a dragon emblazoned on it, a set of chopsticks and the original agreement between Wethersfield and Na-

goya. These items and more are on display during the month of October. For information call (860) 529-2665 or go to www.wethersfieldlibrary.org. WETHERSFIELD LIBRARY OPEN SUNDAYS IN OCTOBER: The Wethersfield Library will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday afternoons again. The library’s regular hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. At any time, the library may be reached on the internet at www.wethersfieldlibrary.org. You can search the catalog, use the online databases, download an audiobook, ask a reference question, or renew, reserve or request a book. FRIENDS OF THE WETHERSFIELD LIBRARY FALL BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Wethersfield Library will hold their Fall Book Sale on the following dates: Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend the Fall Book Sale. Choose from a huge selection of outstanding books in different categories. Sunday only, buy a bag for $5 and fill it with books! All proceeds from the book sale support the work of the library. COMPUTER CLASSES The library will offer two computer classes Monday, Nov. 11. “Introduction to Microsoft Excel (2013)” will meet at 2:30 p.m. Learn the basics of a

spreadsheet program. You will be taught how to enter data and format cells. The use of templates will be explored. Class will be presented in lab format. “Introduction to Microsoft Word (2013)” meets at 6:30 p.m. Learn everything you need to create a letter. You will be shown how to format, layout and print your document. Class will be presented in lab format. Two more classes will be offered Wednesday, Nov. 13. “Introduction to Computers” meets at 10:30 a.m. Learn everything you need to know about the hardware, software and operating system (Windows 8). This class is intended for those new to computer. No skills required. Class will be presented in lab format. “So You Want to Buy a Tablet Computer” meets at 2:30 p.m. Kindle Fire? Nook HD? Microsoft Surface? iPad? So many choices! Learn how to decide which tablet is right for you. Class will be presented in lecture format. Registration is required. Register in person at the library or by calling the Adult Services Information Desk at (860) 257-2811. You may also email registrations to library@ wethersfieldlibrary.org. FIFTY WONDERS OF KOREA PROGRAM: The library and the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project will host “The Fifty Wonders of Korea” at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. This multimedia program brings to life Korea’s rich and unique

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CHILDREN’S PROGRAM WETHERSFIELD LIBRARY’S FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: Bring the entire family to the Wethersfield Library Children’s Department Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m. and join us for Family Movie Night. Featured film is “Monsters University” rated G. Take a trip back in time to when star Monsters, Inc. employees Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan (voice of John Goodman) were just two promising young students at Monsters University in this frightfully fun Disney/Pixar prequel. Registration is required. For more information, visit the library, or www.wethersfieldlibrary.org/kids. htm or call the children’s depart-

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ROCKY HILL EVENTS C-PACE BREAKFAST FORUM: Please join the Rocky Hill Economic Development Commission The Rocky Hill Chamber of Commerce or a Breakfast Business Forum on “Financing for Energy Efficiency Up-grades for Commercial and Multi-family Properties” — The C-Pace Program presented by The Clean Energy Finance & Investment Authority, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the Town Council Meeting Room, Second Floor, Rocky HIll Town Hall, 761 Old Main St. RSVP: (860) 258-7717 or rcarpentino@rockyhillct.gov or (860) 258-7637 or execrhct@gmail.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 www.meetup.com/TOPS-AFTERBARIATRIC-SURGERY. FREE BOOK GIVE-AWAY: The Atrium at Rocky Hill will offer a free book give away for those attending its Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group every second Saturday of the month at 2 p.m. We will distribute “Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease” by Joanne Koenig Coste. For more information, call (860) 563-5588.

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WETHERSFIELD EVENTS CALENDAR FAMILY-FRIENDLY HAUNTED HOUSE: The Friends of the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center’s annual haunted house will be crawling with trolls this year. The official title for Haunted Habitat 2013 is “Tricky Trolls” and will feature a toll bridge, cave, brew station and a craft to make your own talisman to ward off the trolls. The event will be held at the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center, 156 Prospect St., Wethersfield, and provides spooky and educational fun for children of all ages. Come see what tricks the trolls have up their sleeves! The haunted house will be open Friday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 27, from 1 to 6 p.m. Admission is still only $4 per person and games cost 50 cents each. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center which supports adult lectures, children’s education programs, summer camp financial aid, and scholarships and provides needed supplies and other support to the Nature Center. If you are interested in volunteering for the event, contact the Nature Center at 860-721-2980 or naturecenter@ wethersfieldct.com. Visit our website, www.friendsofebwnaturecenter.org, or connect with us on Facebook (Friends of the EBW Nature Center) for more

information. 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 www.friendsofebwnaturecenter.org 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. Visit www. ebwnaturecenter.org WETHERSFIELD DEMOCRATIC TOWN COMMITTEE KENNEDY DINNER: The Wethersfield Democratic Town Committee’s Annual Kennedy Dinner will be held Friday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m. at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, 200 Old Main St. This year’s dinner features special guest of honor, Edward “Ted” Kennedy, Jr., entrepreneur, attorney and advocate for people with disabilities. The night’s festivities will include dinner, live music, a silent auction and a celebration of Wethersfield’s Democrat of the Year, State Sen.

Paul Doyle. The event is BYOB and the suggested donation is $55/person. To purchase tickets, reserve your table, or purchase program advertisements, contact Tom Spinella at (860) 416-8201 or at tspine04@yahoo.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.

ITALIAN FILM SERIES: “Gianni e Le Donne” (The Salt of Life) 2011, will be shown as part of the Italian Film Series, at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at Webb Elementary School. Free and open to the public. The event is hosted by the Wethersfield High School Italian National Honor Society in cooperation with the Italian Culture Center of Education and is sponsored by Franco Cianfaglione, agent, State Farm Insurance and the Wethersfield Chapter of Unico. WETHERSFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL RECOGNITION CEREMONY: All staff members in the Wethersfield Public Schools are invited to the Wethersfield Public Schools Recognition Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 in the Silas Deane Middle School auditorium. Outstanding students, support staff and parents in the Wethersfield Public Schools will be recognized for their special accomplishments and contributions.

sis 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. at First Church of Christ, 250 Main St., Wethersfield. WETHERSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1983: Don’t miss our 30th year class reunion Saturday, Nov. 30. The event will start at 7 p.m. at the Pitkin Community Center, 30 Greenfield St., Wethersfield. Catered food will include delicious prime rib, salmon, chicken marsala and much more. BYOB. Early Bird tickets with payment by Oct. 27 are $40; after Oct. 27, tickets with payment by Nov. 23 are $45. Contact WHSClassof83@ snet.net for more information.

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) 6671314 or Tom at (860) 236-2751. For more information on multiple sclerosis visit www.ctfightsMS.org or call the National Multiple Sclero-

VOTER REGISTRATION SESSION: On Monday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. there will be a limited voter registration session in the Registrar of Voters office to admit those seeking to vote in the election whose qualification as to age, citizenship or residence was attained since Oct. 29, 2013.

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NEWINGTON LIBRARY CALENDAR FREE EBOOKS, EMAGAZINES, MUSIC: Tuesday, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m. or Wednesday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m. The library has thousands of eBooks and audiobooks, 90 eMagazines and now downloadable music. Come see how easy it is to download any of them to your device. Call (860) 665-8700 to register. CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS FAMILY STORYTIME: Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Stories, songs and more for the whole family all year ‘round. No registration is necessary. FALL DROP-IN WEEKLY STORYTIMES: Through Nov. 25. Our regular fall weekly storytimes for ages 9 months through 6 years. To choose the right one for your child, pick up a detailed schedule in the Children’s Department or check newingtonct.gov/library.

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St. Mary School in Newington celebrated the Living Rosary Oct. 7. Parishioners, parents and guests attended while students acted as the beads of the Rosary, reciting the prayers aloud. The

Knights of Columbus processed in carrying an icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary that has been traveling from parish to parish. The icon had a message from Pope Francis written on its frame.

The plaque read: “His Holiness Pope Francis cordially imparts his Apostolic Blessing From the Vatican June 29, 2013.” It was a lovely, reverent and prayerful service.

WE ALL GET READY TO READ!: Mondays, Oct. 28 and Nov. 4, 6 p.m. Family Place Libraries and the National Center for Learning Disabilities have partnered to present a program designed especially for the “graduates” of the Parent/Child Workshop and Play for All attendees (children ages 4-7) and their caregivers. We All Get Ready to Read! is an early literacy activity program designed to help parents ensure that young children have the skills they need to be ready to learn to read. Call (860) 665-8720 to register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. POTIONS — A SPOOKY ADVENTURE: Saturday, Oct. 26, 10:15 a.m. The Sciencetellers are returning to tell us the tale of a secret underground laboratory and its ferocious watchman. Using only dry ice and your imagination, can we solve the mystery and get out unharmed? Children ages 5 and up may register by calling (860) 665-8720. CONSTRUCTION CLUB: Saturday, Oct. 26, 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. Please call (860) 6658720 to register beginning Oct. 12. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. PLAY WITH US! Tuesdays, Oct. 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 birth to three-year-old resource professionals and socialize with your peers. All are welcome. No registration necessary. SLIVA AUTHOR VISIT: Friday, Nov. 1, 3 to 5 p.m. Adam Gidwitz, children’s book author of the wickedly funny series “A Tale Dark and Grimm,” is our Sliva guest author this year. During the day he will have presented programs to all third and fourth-graders in the Newington schools, and many fifth and sixth-graders. Between 3 and 4:30 p.m. he will hold an Open House at the library to greet visitors of all ages, answer questions and sign books. Books will be available for purchase at the library. Stop by to join the fun. Sponsored by the Adella S. and John M. Sliva Memorial Fund. CHILDREN’S AUTHOR ADAM GITWITZ: Due to the generosity of the Sliva

family, children’s author Adam Gitwitz will be coming to Newington’s Lucy Robbins Welles Library Nov. 1, from 3 to 5. He is the author of the wickedly funny books “A Tale Dark and Grimm,” “In a Glass Grimly” and “The Grimm Conclusion.” Gitwitz will speak with all and sign books. Books are on sale at the library. Sponsored by John and Adella Sliva Memorial Young People’s Literary Series HALF-DAY FUN: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2 to 4 p.m. It’s Game Day at the library. We’ll set out different board games and activities for you to enjoy in the program room. No registration is necessary. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. SPECIAL PROGRAMS FOR SPECIAL FRIENDS: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m. Parents and day care providers are invited to come and listen to Amy Eisner and Molly Weir as they explain the legal maze of the Special Education Process. Co-Sponsored by S.E.A.N., Special Education Alliance of Newington. AROUND THE WORLD SERIES: Thursday, Nov. 7, 3:45 p.m. Join our special guests while we sing a song or two in other languages. Call (860) 665-8720 to register travelers in grades 1 to 4. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. PLAY FOR ALL: Saturday, Nov. 9, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Come join us for a special needs play group, giving parents the opportunity to talk, support and encourage each other, while allowing their children time to play and socialize together. Co-sponsored by Newington UNICO. PETE THE CAT THANKSGIVING PARTY: Saturday, Nov. 9, noon to 1 p.m. We love Pete the Cat! Please join us for a very special Thanksgiving storytime featuring....you guessed it, Pete the Cat! Children will enjoy stories, snacks and a craft. Please register by calling (860) 665-8720. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. CHESS CLUB: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 4 to 5 p.m. Do you like to play chess? We will set up our program room for all who like to play chess, to come and play. Bring a friend or find one here! Sets will be available to use here and check out for use at home. No registration is necessary. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. AROUND THE WORLD SERIES: Thursday, Nov. 14, 3:45 p.m. We will measure and mix to make and eat food items that children enjoy in other countries. Call (860) 665-8720 to register travelers in grades 1 to 4. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. AN EVENING DARK AND GRIMM: Friday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m. Celebrate the visit from Adam Gidwitz with a party based on his book, A Tale Dark and Grimm. Dress as your favorite Grimm character. Make a video or write a new original ending to one of his books and enter it in a contest to win a grand prize. Children ages 8 or older may call to register at (860) 665-8720 beginning Nov. 1. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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SPAGHETTI FUNDRAISER The Newington Volunteer Fire Department will present a Spaghetti Fundraiser in support of the Wrobel Family from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at St. Mary’s School, 652 Willard Ave. Dinner includes all you can eat pasta, meatballs, salad, bread, and beverages. Many raffle prizes. Adults $10, kids 8 and under $5. Food and raffles donated by local merchants. Tickets can be purchased in person from the Fire Department, at the door or online @: http:// WrobelFamily.BrownPaperTickets.com. Join us for a good time, meet your local Firemen and merchants. All proceeds will benefit the Wrobel family. FALL RUMMAGE SALE: The Sisterhood of Temple Sinai, 41 West Hartford Road, will hold its Fall Rummage Sale Sunday, Oct. 27 and Monday, Oct. 28. The sale will include clothing and accessories, household items, books, knickknacks, and small appliances. Sunday hours are noon to 3 p.m., admission is 50 cents. Monday hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday is Bag Day, when shoppers pay one price per full bag. For directions or further information, call the Temple Sinai office at (860) 561-1055. FAMILY FRIENDLY HAUNTED HOUSE: the Friends of the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center’s annual haunted house will be crawling with trolls this year. The official title for Haunted Habitat 2013 is “Tricky Trolls” and will feature a toll bridge, cave, brew station and a craft to make your own talisman to ward

KIWANIS PRESENT WORLD WAR II PROGRAM: On Monday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m., as a prelude to Veterans Day, newsman Aaron Elson will speak at an open-to-the-public free program presented by the Kiwanis Club at the Paradise Pizza Restaurant, 10 East St., New Britain. Elson will share some of the amazing stories he has recorded in more than 600 hours of interviews with veterans, their wives and kin. Elson has authored several books of World War II oral history, including “Tanks for the Memories” and “The Armored Fist: The 712th Tank Battalion in World War II.” His father served with the 712th. He has also produced a series of oral history audio CDs in the veterans’ own voices as they told their stories to him. Elson is currently an editor at the New Britain Herald. He blogs regularly about World War II at http://oralhistoryaudiobooks.blogspot.com. He will welcome discussion, comments and questions from the audience. Admission is free. Walk-ins are welcome and no RSVP is required. The Paradise’s cash menu will be available for those who wish to dine, beginning at 6 p.m. For more information call (888) 711-8265. DANGERS OF ELECTRONIC MEDIA: The Middle School Counseling Department will sponsor a parent night featuring Dr. Visone’s Dangers of Electronic Media presentation at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at John Wallace Middle School. Visone, Principal at Anna Reynolds School and a former middle school assistant principal, is passionate and experienced in Internet safety awareness. Parents will learn about the dangers posed by the electronic devices that our children are so familiar with and helpful strategies to assist their children in making appropriate choices regarding Internet use. UPCOMING EVENTS AT CEDAR MOUNTAIN COMMONS: Learning the Law, from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Cedar Mountain Commons, 3 John H. Stuart Drive. Join us for refreshments at Cedar Mountain Commons as Attorney Sharon Pope discusses a variety of legal issues that seniors and their families may face. Pope has long been regarded by clients and colleagues alike as one of the finest Elder and Disability Law practitioners in Connecticut. Raymour & Flanigan Breakfast: Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Join Cedar Mountain Commons at Raymour & Flanigan, 3375 Berlin Turnpike, for a

very special breakfast event. Looking to downsize? Need help with furniture? Christine Vogel of Raymour & Flanigan will be showcasing pieces set perfectly for smaller living arrangements in a variety of styles. Cedar Mountain Commons offers independent and assisted living apartments with priority access to long term and rehabilitation care at Jefferson House. And, we are a part of Hartford Hospital, providing the highest quality of health care for over 150 years. For more information about Cedar Mountain Commons, visit www. cedarmountaincommons.org. OVERNIGHT PARKING BAN: Effective Friday, Nov. 1, the Newington Police Department will enforce the overnight parking ban throughout Newington. The ordinance prohibits parking for more than 30 minutes between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. on any street. This parking ban insures proper sanding and plowing operations and helps prevent accidents on snowy or icy roads. Motorists requiring an exception from this ordinance due to an emergency situation are urged to contact the Newington Police Department at (860) 666-8445, ext 6114. ITALIAN FILM SERIES: “Gianni e Le Donne” (The Salt of Life) 2011, will be shown as part of the Italian Film Series, at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at Webb Elementary School. Free and open to the public. The event is hosted by the Wethersfield High School Italian National Honor Society in cooperation with the Italian Culture Center of Education and is sponsored by Franco Cianfaglione, agent, State

Farm Insurance and the Wethersfield Chapter of Unico. CULINARY CLASSES FOR KIDS: Stew Leonard’s Newington store, 3475 Berlin Turnpike, is offering a number of new cooking classes for children over the next few months, including classes to celebrate Thanksgiving and the holidays. The children receive hands-on instruction in preparing various products as well as learn about the importance of measuring, cooperation skills in the kitchen and the importance of food safety. Price is per child per class, which is payable at the time of registration. Classes will be held in Stew Leonard’s Executive Kitchen on the second floor of the grocery store in Newington. Children do not need to be accompanied by an adult, except for the classes for toddlers, which requires an adult to supervise their little one. For more information and to sign up call the customer service desk at (860) 760-8100. OPEN HEARTH COOKING: The Newington Historical Society and Trust Inc. will host its Annual Open Hearth Demonstration on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Kelsey House, 1702 Main St. Enjoy a taste of history as the members of the Program and Hospitality Committee prepare the food on the open fire in the opened hearth. Enjoy a weaving demonstration on the 18th century barn loom. Many items hand made on the loom will be available for purchase. Admission: Any suggested would be appreciated. Non-perishable food items will be accepted to benefit

the Newington Food Pantry. TOT SHABBAT AT TEMPLE SINAI: Rabbi Jeffrey Bennett will lead a Tot Shabbat Service for babies and toddlers up to age 5 at Temple Sinai Saturday, Nov. 2, at 9:30 a.m. For information, call (860) 561-1055. FASHION SHOW “WILD ABOUT FASHIONS”: The Holy Spirit Ladies Guild will sponsor a fashion show at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 in the Father O’Connor Hall, 183 Church St. Fashions will be presented Dress Barn in Rocky Hill. Tickets are $20 — wine, cheese, dessert and coffee. Beautiful raffle and door prizes will be part of the event. For tickets, call Jean Pellerin at (860) 667-0778. Tickets will not be available at the door. FINANCIAL AID PROGRAM: The Newington High School Counseling Department will sponsor a Financial Aid Program Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Newington High School auditorium presented by Carolyn Karno, Education Funding Strategies. Snow date is Nov. 26. Handouts and additional information will be available to parents and students who attend. For more information, contact The Main School Counseling Office at Newington High School. ST. MARY WOMEN’S CLUB: St. Mary Women’s Club will hold its next meeting Monday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. in the church hall. We will be led in paper crafts by Rose Bolton, with an opportunity to make something for Christmas, such as a greeting card or gift-card holder.

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BARBERSHOP HARMONY: The Newington Insurance City Chorus will host an evening of barbershop harmony featuring the Newington High School Chamber Choir in the high school auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. The event serves as a fundraiser for the Chamber Choir’s annual trip to Manhattan. During their three-day trip, choir members participate in clinics, do community service, and attend a Broadway musical. Half the proceeds from advance ticket sales for the Oct. 26 concert go toward the trip. The barbershop event is called “Hey, Look Me Over” and features award-winning quartets Trade Secret and Boston Accent, the NHS Chamber Choir, the Insurance City Chorus, and the Sound Policy Quartet. Tickets are $15; group tickets for six or more are $12. To purchase advance tickets and participate in the fundraiser, contact Chamber Choir Director Chris Clark at cclark@ npsct.org.

off the trolls. The event will be held at the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center, 156 Prospect St., Wethersfield, and provides spooky and educational fun for children of all ages. Come see what tricks the trolls have up their sleeves! The haunted house will be open Friday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 27, from 1 to 6 p.m. Admission is still only $4 per person and games cost 50 cents each. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center If you are interested in volunteering for the event, contact the Nature Center at (860) 721-2980 or naturecenter@wethersfieldct.com. Visit our website, www.friendsofebwnaturecenter.org, or connect with us on Facebook (Friends of the EBW Nature Center) for more information.

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VENDORS NEEDED FOR MIDDLEWOODS OF NEWINGTON CRAFT FAIR: Vendors needed! Middlewoods of Newington Assisted Living Community, 2125 Main St., is looking for vendors for its upcoming community craft fair Saturday, Dec. 14. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the front lobby and hallways of the building and will be advertised to staff, residents, and families, and also in the local paper. Space is $20 per table and vendors are asked to bring their own table. To reserve a table space or for more information, contact Activities Director Lynn Tracey by email (preferably) at ltracey@umh.org or at (860) 667-1336. All reservations must be received by Nov. 15.


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