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Blast from the past WHS Class of ’63 reunites By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER
It was the same year Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech and John F. Kennedy was assassinated. A room of typewriters was the closest thing to a computer lab in Wethersfield High School and students couldn’t even begin to dream of owning their own portable telephones. As members of the Class of 1963 toured the school this past Saturday —many of them now 68 years old — they were transported back to that time only to realize just how much has changed, and what will always remain the same. Volume 53, No. 38
The tour was led by Mike Maltese, athletic director and assistant principal, and was one of several events the class engaged in throughout their 50th reunion weekend. “We had a wonderful time,” said Betty Ann Vose Fusco, a member of the class and treasurer of the committee that organized the weekend. The class graduated with 294 students and 39 have since passed away. Although only 35 attended the high school tour Saturday morning, 120 came to a banquet reception at the Wethersfield Country Club that night. As they enjoyed dinner and reminisced, a memorial for the deceased sat on a large table and slide shows of photos class members sent in played on two screens. Although the world is a difSee FRIENDS, Page 2
More than 1,000 parishioners from four Wethersfield houses of worship — The First Church of Christ, CenterPoint Community Church, New Life Christian Fellowship and the Wethersfield Evangelical Free Church — gathered to pray and listen to music at the Wethersfield Cove Sunday. The event, which benefited the Department of Social and Youth Services, was part of the statewide 40 Days of Worship initiative.
Thousands gather to pray at Cove as part of 40 Days of Worship
By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER
When settlers from Massachusetts knelt down in prayer on the shores of the Wethersfield Cove where their ships landed 380 years ago, little did they know future town resi-
dents would be doing the same. More than 1,000 people from four different Wethersfield churches gathered at Cove Park Sunday to bless the town in the spirit of unity. The event was the vision of First Church of Christ Pastor
Deryk Richenburg. “Those first settlers became the founders of the First Church in Connecticut,” he said. “They came with desire to be a community and be a church so when they landed it was very natural
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Friends and classmates joyfully reunite at reunion ferent place than it was back then, people took notice of the fact that their classmates didn’t change all that much. “The characters are all still characters,” said Peter Hunter, now a resident of Helena, Mont. “You had your best classmates you played with, others you didn’t play with and now you’re all on the same playing field.” Hunter served as master of ceremonies along with his friend Marc Cottone, son of Joe Cottone, the school’s former athletic director and
namesake of Cottone Field. “I enjoyed seeing that the town is still doing really well and our classmates are in superior condition,” he continued. “Not much changed; my opinion is that we’re much more bonded together as a single unit than we were then.” People travelled from all over back to their hometown to attend the reunion. The class of ’63 is now scattered across the country: Las Vegas, Washington State, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York City, West Palm Beach, Fla., Arizona, New
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Jersey, Colorado and California. Richard and Tina Korzun, one of three couples in the class who were high school sweethearts and still married today, came all the way from Illinois. “Quite a few of us still live in Wethersfield,” said Fusco, who hosted four of her old buddies who now all reside in different parts of Massachusetts in her home for the length of the festivities. “It’s been a long weekend, but we had a great time,” she added. “We were all friends in high school and have stayed in touch over the years.” Back then there were no competitive sports teams for girls and no automatic notification system for parents. “Back then troublemakers could run home and get their grades out of the mailbox and burn them before their parents saw; now you can’t do that anymore,” Fusco remembered with a laugh. “Now students get their marks on the computer and parents can check how a kid is doing.” Her classmates were astounded to find a swimming pool, along with language and technology labs. But, Fusco noted, the one part of their
Above, Wethersfield High School Class of 1963 members gathered at The Wethersfield Country Club Saturday night. Below, a meet-and-greet Friday night at The Gallery in Glastonbury.
high school that looked the same was the auditorium. Seating there has the same upholstery it did when the school was built 60 years ago. But that’s all about to change, because a $75 million high school renovation project broke ground Monday. The auditorium is set to see a new stage and a mezzanine. “We’re all looking forward to seeing the renovations done when we come back in 10 years,” Fusco added.
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for them to thank God and pray for safety as they moved forward — and to ask to God bless them and build the church.” Along with the First Church of Christ, parishioners came from CenterPoint Community Church, NewLife Christian Fellowship and the Wethersfield Evangelical Free Church. Their creed was “joyfully gathering as one for the sake of the One” and a sermon was given by Eric Stillman, New Life pastor. The service took place amid the statewide 40 Days of Worship initiative, bringing parishioners from across the state together to join in prayer. People came to the Cove expecting downpours Sunday morning as forecasted, but instead were greeted with sunshine. “It was outstanding in so many ways,” said Dave Gilbert, First Church of Christ communications director. Performing on the town’s portable stage arena were musicians from all four churches, led by First Church of Christ Worship Leader Bryan
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Minerly, who played guitar and sang lead vocals. Prayer time was led by Scott Solberg, WEFC senior pastor. “We already have a relationship with each other as pastors, so it was great to see unity between our four churches; I think everyone really enjoyed coming together,” Solberg said. As is customary during church service, the group took a collection, but this time it went to benefit Wethersfield’s Department of Social
More than one thousand parishioners from across the state came out to the Wethersfield Cove Sunday to pray in unity. The event benefited the Wethersfield Department of Social and Youth Services.
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Wethersﬁeld Tourism Commission 2013 Community Photo Contest
Photo contest looks to capture the beauty of Wethersfield
By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER
Town officials are asking for your help in capturing Wethersfield’s beauty to share with others who may not have ever experienced it. The Wethersfield Tourism Commission is hosting its 3rd Community Photo Contest this fall, with a deadline of Nov. 12. The last two competitions were held in 2012 and more than 250 photographs came in from residents, business owners, visitors and anyone else who used a camera to illustrate Wethersfield. Those who participated may notice their submissions used in town publications like the Annual Calendar, which comes out at the start of each new year. “We’re trying to time this contest so the photos and awards are issued before we finalize the town calendar and guide, so we can use the photos in that publication,” explained Peter Gillespie, town planner. The town also sends information and photos to the state office of tourism to use in promoting
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Wethersfield to a broader audience. Whether they were chosen as a winner or not, photographers are given credit wherever possible if their images are used. “It’s nice for the photographers to get recognition and a little bit of an award and a way to keep our photos of the community fresh,” Gillespie said. “Oftentimes we are lacking,” he added of why the town first decided to host such a competition. “For a while we were using the same images over and over again which got boring and redundant; we’re always looking for images to change the feel of our publications and showcase the character of our community.” The Wethersfield Tourism
Commission is charged with bringing visitors into town to enjoy local events, Old Wethersfield museums and also to support local businesses. Photos should showcase the town’s natural beauty, history, landscapes, wildlife, events, celebrations, facilities, businesses, architecture or people living, working, shopping or playing in town. They will be judged by originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit. Special consideration will be given to images that depict Wethersfield’s people, community events, buildings, landmarks and other places, nature or seasons. They can be blackand-white or color and must be
submitted in a high-resolution digital format, although they may be accompanied by a hard copy if entrants wish. Winners will receive gift certificates to participating Shop Local Alliance businesses in the following increments: 1st Place: $100, 2nd Place $75, 3rd Place: $50, 4th Place: $25.
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After 60 years, Hillside Garden Club seeks new blooms By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER
At left, a photo taken in the early 1960s of two members of Rocky Hill’s Hillside Garden Club, planting flowers at Ferry Landing. At right, the Garden Club archives are filled with photos and news stories going back to 1954, when the club was founded.
“It was a great thing everybody in town always looked forward to and took advantage of,” Ludwig said. Many flower beds in town were planted by the hands of Hillside members over the years, including some at Ferry Park by the Connecticut River, the gazebo in the town center, the Veterans
Home, even the butterfly garden at Dinosaur State Park. But those days have come and gone. Hillside’s oldest member is now 97 and the group just isn’t able to put together a large-scale event like the Garden Mart anymore. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t open to hosting something similar in the future if new membership
stirs up new energy. The club used to cap its membership at 24 people because that was how many could fit in one of their homes. Now that meetings are held at Rocky Hill’s Community Center, they’re open to however many interest allows. “We’d like to continue to grow as an organization,” said Ludwig. “These days are challenging for people because young mothers are working or are very involved with their children’s activities.” Since it was founded 60 years ago, the club has always met on Thursday during the daytime. For women today, that isn’t always
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Back when the Hillside Garden Club formed in 1954, it was a haven for Rocky Hill women to get out of the house and enjoy their own time. Nowadays those ladies are all senior citizens and the club’s purpose has evolved. But they’re looking for a new bloom, hoping to revitalize what was once a popular group in town. Longtime residents might remember the Garden Mart, held at the home of Ken and Myrtle Furman and later the old fire station across from the home on Old Main Street. Myrtle was a founding club member who passed away just last year. “Back in the day when I was still working I used to drive by it on my way home and think, ‘someday I want to be part of that,’” said Susan Ludwig, club president and the youngest member. It was 1991 when she finally joined, and the annual May fundraiser has since ceased to exist. Besides flowers and other plants, the ladies used to offer baked goods, and arts and crafts.
ideal, according to Ludwig. “We were founded at a time when mothers were at home and a Thursday afternoon was a wonderful respite for them, but times change,” she continued. “I think every organization right now is challenged by the same things – regardless of what time of day or how often you meet, there are so many things that are competing.” At monthly meetings the club hears from different speakers on horticulture, conservation and gardening. It also supports a number of local causes including Rocky Hill Human Services, Rocky Hill High School’s Botany Program and the Rocky Hill Fire Museum. This year’s theme is ‘Parks in Rocky Hill’ and the club’s next meeting will be held at Dinosaur State Park on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. The Hillside Garden Club meets on the second Thursday of each month September through June at 11 a.m. in the Community Center. The club welcomes new members and is open to anyone who has an interest in gardening and is supportive of the club’s purpose “to stimulate a greater interest in and knowledge of horticulture; to encourage the growing and preservation of trees; to give aid and protection to native birds and wildflowers; and to encourage planting.” For more information call Susan Ludwig at (860) 721-1666.
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You may have missed this in history class: proto feminist Abigail Adams made huge profits while speculating in junk bonds during the Revolutionary War. At a time when married women weren’t allowed to own property, Abigail made a killing and left her family wealthy and debt free. Notably, this was during a period when many Revolutionary War figures were drowning in debt and financially ruined. For the first time in Connecticut, Abigail Adams — savvy business woman, outspoken First Lady, and mother of the sixth American pres-
ident, John Quincy Adams — will the remembered fondly by her greatest admirer, John Adams, the second president of the United States, as portrayed by the witty and engaging historical re-enactor, George Baker. The presentation, “My Wife Abigail Adams, America’s First Modern Woman,” will take place in the barn at the Webb-DeaneStevens Museum, in Wethersfield, Thursday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m. The free presentation will be preceded by a wine reception (by donation) at 6 p.m. As portrayed by Baker, President John Adams will reveal how the
ever-audacious Abigail defied both law and conventional wisdom, and demonstrated unprecedented nerve. She waited two years for her father’s permission to marry “down” to John Adams, a lawyer and the son of a farmer. She instructed her husband to use his salary as an ambassador in Paris to buy wholesale goods, ship them home, where she sold them in war-time Boston. The first shipment, of 350 Barcelona handkerchiefs, sold in two weeks and generated so much profit that Abigail was able to buy the family a brand-new, top-of-the line carriage. Crafting her own revolution, of sorts, Abigail even drafted a will —
unheard of at the time for a married woman — and left the bulk of her estate to 23 other married women, who, in turn, became property owners themselves. Notoriously, she would brag about her anti-British, revolutionary husband, telling people, “John is so ambitious, he is always the first in line to be hanged.” Baker will appear in the style of 18th-century clothing worn by President John Adams, and will perform several period or patriotic songs during his presentation: “God Save the King,” “Yankee Doodle,” “My Country ‘Tis of Thee,” and “America, I Gave My Best to You. ”
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Town Council Democrats have BOE members have done a lot to ensure kids worked hard to expand town’s tax base are safe at school, renovate facilities To the editor: I’m a Rocky Hill taxpayer, and I appreciate the leadership of the Town Council’s Democratic majority in creating a business-friendly environment that’s helping to expand our town’s tax base to reduce the impact on residential taxpayers. Attracting new enterprises is one of the best ways to insure fairness in the tax structure. The numbers tell the story. In the past three years, the number of business establishments in Rocky Hill has grown by 228, and in that same time, more than 1,000 jobs have been created in our community. The town is also working closely with a developer who’s creating a new commercial/retail complex on Route 3 at West Street. We’ve welcomed companies like
TRC, Simonize, Thireau, Modern Tire, the Women’s Health Clinic, and Arburg’s corporate headquarters. The use of business incentives pushed by the Democratic leadership has been a major factor in this growth. Even though I want to see town government continue its successful efforts to expand the tax base, I also respect the Democrats commitment to preserving Rocky Hill’s treasured natural resources. Their leadership was vital in winning approval of a $10 million referendum to provide funds, when needed, for open space and farmland preservation. Just more reasons to support the Democratic Team on Nov. 5. Michael H. Heneghan Rocky Hill
To the editor: As a parent with children in the Rocky Hill school system, I want to express my appreciation to the Democratic leadership of the Town Council and the Board of Education for their support of our community’s education system. In particular, the decision to bring in a consulting firm with recognized expertise in school safety, Secure Watch 24, to recommend improvements in our schools is most reassuring. This company has a well-deserved reputation for keeping up with the latest technology and for working closely with local school districts to increase the safety level as much as humanly possible. The commitment to safety is just
one more example of the Democratic leadership’s dedication to excellence in education. Other examples over the past two years include support for the successful $45 million “renovate-as-new” high school referendum, and moving forward with sprinklers for the West Hill School, gym floors at the West Hill and Stevens Schools, and new bleachers at West Hill. I’m convinced that retaining Democratic majorities on the Council and the Board will ensure that Rocky Hill Schools will continue to provide quality education in quality facilities in the future. Please support the Democratic Team on Nov. 5. Rosann Palaia-Sessa Rocky Hill
WETHERSFIELD LIBRARY CALENDAR WETHERSFIELD GAME CLUB MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY: Memorabilia from the Wethersfield Game Club will be on display at the Library. Items from the Game Club, which has been in existence since 1933, include mounted taxidermy, lures and posters. The display will run through September. For information call (860) 529-2665 or go to www.wethersfieldlibrary.org. ART EXHIBIT: Photographs by Wethersfield resident Chris Hall are on display at the Wethersfield Library in September. For information and directions to the Library, visit www.wethersfieldlibrary.org or call (860) 257-2811. LAUGHTER YOGA PROGRAM: The library will host “Laughter Yoga” with Laura Le on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. Laughter Yoga is an incredibly fun, incredibly effective way to release stress and bring more joy into your life. It is the simple yet powerful practice of using laughter as exercise. Laughter Yoga may help you feel happier and more relaxed, alleviate anxiety, loneliness, and depression, provide relief from chronic pain, burn calories and prevent emotional eating and help you maintain a positive attitude during challenging times. Le is a Laughter Yoga instructor certified through Laughter Yoga International, and a Yale graduate. She loves teaching Laughter Yoga, because she’s seen how laughter transforms people’s lives. One day after class, one man told her it felt like he laughed away five years of stress. And many people have told her that driving has become less stressful, because now they laugh as they sit in traffic! Plan on attending this special program and learn how to “laugh for the health of it!” The program is free and open to all. Registration is suggested. For more information or to register, call the Adult Services Information Desk at (860) 257-2811. You may also email registrations to library@ wethersfieldlibrary.org. MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB: The Wethersfield Library Children’s Department Mother-Daughter Book Club for third through fifth-graders will meet Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. The book to be discussed is “No Talking” by Andrew Clements.
Come and discuss great books with other moms and daughters. Registration is required. For more information, or to register, visit the library, www.wethersfieldlibrary.org/kids.htm or call the Children’s Department at (860) 257-2801. 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 ofoutstanding books in different categories. Sunday only, buy a bag for $5 and fill it with books! Allproceeds from the book sale support the work of the library. AUTHOR F. MARK GRANATO AT LIBRARY: Author and Wethersfield resident F. Mark Granato will discuss and sign his new novel, “Finding David,” at the library Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. When aimless, boyhood friends catch war fever at the height of the Vietnam conflict, they dream of glory and the romance of victory. One dies a hero saving his friend. Grievously wounded, the comatose survivor fights to stay alive for the girl they both loved. “Finding David” is the haunting story of unquenchable love, broken hearts and minds and devotion to “Semper Fi” — always faithful. Granato’s long career as a writer, journalist and communications executive in a Fortune 50 Corporation earned him extensive international experiences on virtually every continent. He is now pursuing a life-long ambition to write fiction and especially to explore the “What if?” questions of history. In addition to “Finding David,” he is the author of the novels “Of Winds and Rage,” a work of historical fiction based on the Great 1938 New England Hurricane, “Beneath His Wings: The Plot to Murder Lindbergh” and “Titanic: The Final Voyage.” He writes from his home in Wethersfield with the help of a large German Shepherd named “Groban” who occasionally asks probing questions. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Registration for this program is suggested. Call (860) 257-2811 to register or for more information.
COMPUTER CLASSES: The library will offer two computer classes on Monday, Oct. 7. What’s So Great About Windows 8? will meet at 2:30 p.m. Join us for a grand tour of the latest Microsoft operating system. You will learn what is new and how to use it. Class will be presented in lab format. Introduction to Computers meets at 6:30 p.m. Learn everything you need to know about the hardware, software and operating system (Windows 8). This class is intended for those new to computers. No skills required. Class will be presented in lab format. Two more classes will be offered Wednesday, Oct. 9. Buying a New Computer at 10:30 a.m. Have megabytes, gigabytes and RAM got you down? Learn what you need to know when shopping for computers. Class will be presented in lecture format. All You Need to Know About Email at 2:30 p.m. Find out the fundamentals of how to send and receive email. Learn about attachments and the wonders of the address book. You do not need to own a computer to have an email account. Class will be presented in lab format. Registration is suggested. You may register in person at the Wlibrary or by calling the Adult Services Information Desk at (860) 257-2811. You may also email registrations to firstname.lastname@example.org. “MAPPING THE HISTORY OF WETHERSFIELD” WITH GUEST SPEAKER PHIL LOHMAN: Wethersfield resident and retired graphic artist Phil Lohman will be the featured speaker at the 2013 annual meeting of the Friends of the Wethersfield Library at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8. Lohman has been invited by The Friends of The Library to share the tale of how he mapped the development of Wethersfield over 350 years at 50-year intervals. The maps are included in the town’s 2013 Plan of Conservation and Development and will be on display in the library. This illustrated discussion will be held in the Community Room of the Library. The public is cordially invited to join members of the Friends at this event. Lohman had a 23-year career with the Hartford Courant. For the Village Improvement Association he made a guide map to trees on the Broad Street Green. For the Wethersfield Library he illustrated locations described
in Elizabeth George Speare’s award-winning book “The Witch of Blackbird Pond,” a story of colonial life in Wethersfield. A detailed map of those literary locations is on exhibit in the library’s history room. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. “LET’S TALK MURDER” MYSTERY DISCUSSION GROUP: Marge Ruschau returns to the library to lead “Let’s Talk Murder” a three-book discussion series this fall. Join us Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. for a discussion of “Tilt-A-Whirl” by Chris Grabenstein. Having recently joined the Sea Haven, N.J., police department after his tour of duty in Iraq, former MP John Ceepak investigates the murder of a billionaire real estate tycoon at a seedy amusement park, a case complicated by an undedicated young partner. Winner of the 2006 Anthony Award for best first novel. Selected as one of the best mysteries of the year by The Christian Science Monitor, The Detroit Free Press, and The South Florida Sun Sentinel. “Learning to Swim” by Sara Henry is the Nov. 14 selection and “The Cold Dish” by Craig Johnson will be discussed on Dec. 12. Ruschau is a librarian and former newspaper journalist who loves mysteries and is the facilitator of several mystery discussion groups in Connecticut. Copies of the books will be available for check-out at Wethersfield Library approximately one month before the discussion date. All discussions will begin at 7 p.m. at the library. The book discussions are free but registration is suggested. Call (860) 257-2811 to register or for further information. You may also email registrations to email@example.com. SECOND SATURDAY CINEMA: Second Saturday Cinema at Wethersfield Library meets Oct. 12 for a 1:30 p.m. showing of George Cukor’s 1944 film “Gaslight,” starring Charles Boyer, Joseph Cotten and Ingrid Bergman. Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret which he will do anything to protect, even if that means driving his wife insane. 114 minutes. Second Saturday Cinema is free and open to the public. Registration is not
required. Light refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Wethersfield Library. For information, call the Library at (860) 257-2811, or visit the library. WETHERSFIELD LIBRARY CLOSED COLUMBUS DAY: The Wethersfield Library will be closed for Columbus Day Monday, Oct. 14. 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. Sunday. At any time, the library may be reached on the internet at www.wethersfieldlibrary.org where you may search the catalog, use the online databases, download an audiobook, ask a reference question, or renew, reserve or request a book. TUESDAY NIGHT MOVIE: Join us Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the library for a free showing of “42” starring Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford and Nicole Beharie. The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey. “42” is rated PG-13 for thematic elements including language. 128 minutes. Tuesday Night Movies are free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but seating is limited. Light refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Wethersfield Library. For information call the library at (860) 257-2811, or visit the library. AUTHOR SUSAN NADATHUR AT LIBRARY: Author and Wethersfield resident Susan Nadathur will discuss and sign her new novel, “City of Sorrows,” at the library Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. “City of Sorrows” is an emotionally intense story about how relationships can get complicated, and how life is not always the way we want it to be … under normal circumstances, they never would have met. Andrés is a wealthy Spaniard, Diego a poor Gypsy, Rajiv an Indian immigrant. On a dark road outside the city of Seville, the lives of these three men come crashing together. One man’s anger leads to an unthinkable act, triggering another man’s obsession and forcing the third to
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negotiate his way through the underside of life. The choices they make ripple outward, throwing not only their lives, but an entire city, into turmoil and change. Nadathur is a widely-traveled writer, teacher, and self-proclaimed “outsider” from Connecticut who lives on-and-off in Spain with an extended family of Gypsies in Seville. A registered nurse with a master’s degree in Spanish, Susan teaches language and cultural diversity workshops and has authored several books on Spanish language acquisition and cross-cultural communication. “City of Sorrows” is her
debut novel. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Registration for this program is suggested. Call (860) 257-2811 to register or for more information. CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS PUMPKIN JUDGING CONTEST AND PARADE: The Wethersfield Library will hold a special Pumpkin Judging Contest and Parade for children and their families Saturday, Oct. 19, at 10:30 a.m. Come dressed in your Halloween costume with a pumpkin decorated or carved as your favorite book character. Receive tricks or
treats as you parade around the library. Registration is required for this program and begins Sept. 30 for Wethersfield residents, Oct. 15 for non-residents. For more information, or to register, visit the library, www.wethersfieldlibrary.org/kids. htm or call the Children’s Department at (860) 257-2801. DROP-IN STORY/PLAY TIME: The Wethersfield Library invites children of all ages and their caregivers to come to Friday morning Drop-in Playtime/Storytime from 10 a.m. to noon. The program is an opportunity for families to visit the library with their children in a friendly and relaxed environ-
ment and meets year round. A librarian will be on hand at each session to share a short story and a song at 11 a.m. No registration is required. Children’s programs are cancelled on any day when the Wethersfield Public Schools are closed due to weather. For more information, visit the library, 515 Silas Deane Hwy., www.wethersfieldlibrary.org/kids.htm or call the Children’s Department at (860) 257-2801.
whole family. Registration is not required. For more information about this and other programs for children, call the Children’s Department at (860) 257-2801, visit the library or www.wethersfieldlibrary.org/ kids.htm.
SATURDAY STORIES: The Wethersfield Library offers Saturday Stories for preschoolers at 10:30 a.m. Drop-in fun with books, songs and movement for the
EVERY SATURDAY: 10:30 a.m. Saturday Stories: all ages. Drop-in fun with books, songs and movement for the whole family.
The program sessions offer individualized drug counseling and provide information about supplements and over the counter drugs. Participants can discuss their medications in a confidential, one-on-one session with a pharmacist, who will provide information about the best way and time to take particular medications, drug interactions, vitamin supplements, possible side effects, and potential alternatives such as the use of generic medications. Pharmacist John F. Aforismo, of RJ Health Systems Inc., in Wethersfield conducts the counseling sessions free of charge. The program is held monthly from September through June. The upcoming clinic date is Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon at the William J. Pitkin Community Center, 30 Greenfield St., Wethersfield. Appointments are required. For further information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Central Connecticut Health District at (860) 721-2818.
ROLL: Please join us as we celebrate 15 years of making a difference in our community at Mikey’s Place 5K Run, Walk, & Roll at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at Standish Park, Old Wethersfield. The event is a benefit to preserve Mikey’s Place, a wheelchair accessible playground and also to benefit Dollars for Scholars.
EVERY FRIDAY: 10 a.m. to noon, Drop-in Playtime and 11 a.m., Short & Sweet Storytime: all ages. Drop-in family fun with a story and a song.
WETHERSFIELD EVENTS CALENDAR CEDAR HILL CEMETERY FOUNDATION TO OFFER WETHERSFIELD NOTABLES TOUR: On Saturday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m., Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation, 453 Fairfield Ave., will offer a Wethersfield Notables tour of the historic cemetery. Melissa Josefiak, former assistant director at Wethersfield Historical Society, will lead this tour highlighting some of Wethersfield’s notable personages who now reside at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Featured residents include Silas Robbins, John Morris and William Willard. ]Admission to the program is $5 and free to Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation members. For more information contact Beverly Lucas at blucas@cedarhillcemetery. org or (860) 956-3311. Visit the Foundation’s website, www.cedarhillfoundation.org, for future programs and events. NEW BRITAIN CHORALE INVITES SINGERS: The New Britain Chorale would like to invite singers to join in preparation for its upcoming fall concert, which will be held Sunday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. at First Lutheran Church of the Reformation. Rehearsals began Sept. 22 and will continue every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. in the church’s choir room. Dates are Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 and Nov. 10 with dress rehearsal Nov. 16. Minimum charge for music — no auditions. All are welcome!. Corinne Terlecky will be the invited director and has chosen songs that are classical favorites, including patriotic, spiritual and fun. For more information, call Carol Dorbuck at (860) 827-9169 or Nancy Gentry at (860) 229-2927. GFWC NEWINGTON/WETHERSFIELD WOMEN’S CLUB NEW MEMBERS TEA: The Newington/Wethersfield General Federation of Women’s Club will hold its New Members Tea Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. the Newington Senior Center, 120 Cedar St. The club extends an invitation to women interested in making new friends and in serving their community. The club meets every fourth Tuesday of the month except June, July, and August. For further information, call (860) 563-6923. www. gfwccrossroad.org. FUN-DAMENTALS OF ARGENTINE TANGO: Want to try something new, meet new friends and dance tango in Connecticut, the United States and around the world? This intriguing, passionate and fun walking dance
is popular world wide. A six-week series for beginners and returning students will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 3, 17 and 24 at the American Legion Hall, 275 Main St. Lessons will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with practice from 8:30 to 9 p.m. $15 per class. Sue and Angelo of Hartford Argentine Tango Society will help you get started in a most fun and challenging atmosphere designed to get you on the floor dancing your first week Couples and singles welcome. Plenty of on-street parking, wood floors, easy off I-91 in the heart of Old Wethersfield. The event is sponsored by the Hartford Argentine Tango Society. www.hartstango.net. For more information and to register, call Sue at (860) 841-4287. ITALIAN FILM SERIES “UNA SERATA AL CINEMA”: The Italian Culture Center of Education (ICCE), in cooperation with the Wethersfield High School Italian National Honor Society will host its fourth season of Italian films “Una Serata al Cinema”! The screening of our first film in the series “Ieri, Oggi, Domani” (Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow) 1963, is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Webb Elementary School in Wethersfield. This event is free and open to the public thanks to sponsors Franco Cianfaglione, Agent, State Farm Insurance and the Wethersfield Chapter of UNICO. “Ieri, Oggi, e Domani” was directed by the great Vittorio di Sica. This witty anthology stars di Sica’s two most famous co-stars Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni. Loren and Mastroanni play a different couple in each of the three comic vignettes set in Italy. The film won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film in 1964 and remains one of the best loved Italian classic films. WHS CLASS OF 1958 REUNION: The Wethersfield High School Class of 58 will be celebrating its 55th Reunion Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Wethersfield Country Club. For information regarding all plans, call Gloria Guilmartin Gworek at (860) 529-7104. FREE SHRED DAY — OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY! A Free Shred Day will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 5 at Dutch Point Credit Union’s Wethersfield branch, 195 Silas Deane Hwy. (rain or shine). Members, family, and friends are invited to bring up to five boxes* of their private docu-
ments to our Wethersfield branch for confidential/free shredding. *You may bring up to five standard-size filing boxes for shredding. www.dutchpoint. org. CEDAR HILL CEMETERY FOUNDATION TO OFFER AUTUMN BIRD WALK: On Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7 a.m., join Joan Morrison, Professor of Biology and Environmental Science at Trinity College, for an autumn bird walk at Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Ave., Hartford. Morrison will discuss her work studying urban birds and their habitats during this search for Cedar Hill’s feathered population. Appropriate walking shoes, water and binoculars are strongly recommended. Admission to the program is free. For more information, contact Beverly Lucas at firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 956-3311. Visit the Foundation’s website, www.cedarhillfoundation.org, for future programs and events. FRIENDS OF WETHERSFIELD LIBRARY, INC MEETING: The Friends of Wethersfield Library, Inc., will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 in the Community Room of the Wethersfield Library. Phil Lohman, Wethersfield resident and retired graphic artist, has been invited by The Friends of The Library to share the tale of how he mapped Wethersfield’s development over the last 350 years at 50-year intervals. The maps are included in the town’s 2013 Plan of Conservation and Development and are on display in the Library. His illustrated discussion will take place in the Community Room of the Wethersfield Library. Lohman had a 23-year career with the Hartford Courant’s Graphics Department. In retirement, he drew a guide map to trees on the Broad Street Green for the Village Improvement Association. For the Wethersfield Library he illustrated locations described in Elizabeth George Speare’s award-winning book “The Witch of Blackbird Pond,” a story of colonial life in Wethersfield. A detailed map of those literary locations is on exhibit in the library’s history room. Try googling “Lohman maps of Hartford” to see other examples of his innovative maps. PRESCRIPTION DRUG COUNSELING SERVICE OFFERED: The Central Connecticut Health District and the Wethersfield Senior Center sponsor a prescription drug counseling program for residents of the Health District.
HEALTH DISTRICT OFFERS FREE DENTAL CLEANINGS IN LOCAL TOWNS: 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 and Apple Rehab in Rocky Hill, CCHD is providing free dental cleaning clinics to individuals age 60 and over. These clinics will be held Oct. 17 and Oct. 24, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Apple Rehab, 45 Elm St., in Rocky Hill. Note that all patients registering must reside in one of the following towns: Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill or Wethersfield. Donations are generously accepted for this service. There is a limit of five patients per day, so please reserve your spot by calling Lori DiPietro, Health Educator, at (860) 721-2824. THE OVER THE HILL GANG CAR SHOW: The Over The Hill Gang will sponsor its third Annual Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 (rain date Oct. 27) at Cove Park, State Street. The show will be held to benefit the Wethersfield Police Cadets. Classic cars, muscle cars, customs, street rods, trucks, etc. are all welcome. Show cars, $10. Spectators free. Food and music will be offered. For more information, go contact Jim at (860) 563-5760. MIKEY’S PLACE 5 K RUN, WALK, &
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. MOVING FORWARD GROUP: Trying to move on after your divorce, or relationship breakup? Come check out our Moving Forward Group, which meets Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 355 Main St., Cromwell. MS SUPPORT GROUP: The Newington MS Support Group meets at the Newington Senior and Disabled Center, 120 Cedar St., from noon to 2 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Charlie at (860) 667-1314 or Tom at (860) 236-2751. For more information on multiple 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. at First Church of Christ, 250 Main St., Wethersfield.
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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.
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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 860-205-8761. Premierproperty@cox.net 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 860-747-4427. www.larichroofing.com 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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