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Democrats in the national, state and local races swept Wethersfield’s election ballot Tuesday, winning across the board. Almost 13,000 residents came out to the polls this Election Volume 53, No. 40
Day, with the Presidential race representing the highest number of votes. 7,166 voters chose the ObamaBiden ticket, while Romney and Ryan cut it close with 5,553 votes. Wethersfield voters echoed the statewide trends, 52 percent selected Chris Murphy for U.S. Senate and 64 percent chose John Larson for Congress. While the vast majority of town is located within the 28th District, a small portion of Old Wethersfield and the neighborhoods along the town’s eastern border fall within the 28th District.
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3 proposals, 3 different possibilities for Wilkus Farm By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER
The town is exploring three very different options for the house, aging barns and land at the Wilkus Farm property: continued farm use, a housing development or a
simple homestead. It’s all up to the Town Council, who reviewed the three proposals at their meeting Wednesday after asking the public their opinion on who the town-owned property should be sold to.
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“The Wilkus Farm was a very big issue for the community so the council feels getting public input on its future is important,” Town Manager Jeff Bridges said Tuesday. The deal includes the 1.8 acre property at 138 Willow St. where the structures sit, as well as an additional 10 acres of the adjacent land for farm use, if desired. Ron Drisdelle of RJD Development did not make a monetary offer, but instead proposed a land swap. The developer of a nearby Wethersfield neighborhood, Drisdelle also currently owns 4.2 acres on 214 Goff Road where plans were already approved for a five-lot subdivision valued at $325,000. The applicant has asked to trade this property for the Wilkus site, along with an additional 30,000 sq. ft. of the adjacent open space. His plan is to tear down the farmhouse and outbuildings and develop a six-lot subdivision on the land. Marked by a desire to retain the property’s agricultural history comes an alternative plan from a third-generation Wethersfield farmer, whose intention is to completely remodel the house and barns for the storage of farm equipment. His asking price is $205,000 without the right to develop the site, or $220,000 with the right. Also included was a list of repairs to be made on the home structure and outbuildings. This applicant made it clear his intentions for the property are purely agricultural, even submitting photos of his well-maintained tractors and farm equipment he hopes to store there. The adjacent 10 acres would be leased out for growing hay. “In the future, I would also like to possibly plant and sell pumpkins, vegetables, compost and firewood,” reads his application letter. Finally, the third asking price is $182,000, from a couple who have been town residents for over 30 years and own a masonry/construction company. They praised the historical value of the property in their application, discussing their intent to renovate the home for their daughter to live in. “We would like to eventually improve and reuse the barns for storage and to house antique cars,” it also reads. This is the third time the town
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The Town Council is considering three different proposals for the Wilkus Farm property which includes a house, barns and adjacent open space located at 138 Willow St.
has solicited bids for the Wilkus Farm property, as it lacks necessary resources to upgrade the buildings. To ensure a sufficient amount of consideration has been given to all proposals, no timeline has been set for the council to make a decision. However, the hope is that the process can be wrapped up fairly soon as it has been more than a year since it was first put up for sale. “We know people have invested
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More than 800 take part in 3rd annual Jamie’s Run By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER
For the Knotts family, Cove Park is a very special place. Not because of its proximity to charming Old Wethersfield or the peaceful water views, but for the connections made there once a year that bring them closer to their daughter, the late Jamie Lynne Knotts. After Jamie passed away in 2010 of a rare liver tumor at just 5½ months old, her family knew the best way to let her spirit live on would be through helping other families experiencing childhood illness. From this grew the idea for a fundraising event, and soon sprouted Jamie’s Annual JK 5K
Run. This past Sunday marked same faces every year and also the third annual event and the to know every year we branch best year yet for Jamie’s cause — out farther and farther and bring the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center — where she lived her last happy moments with her family. Over 800 people ran Sunday, helping to raise close to $30,000 — quite an amazing feat for a fundraiser that has only been in the works three years. “We continue to be overwhelmed by the outpouring KURT KNOTTS of support from people we Jamie’s dad know and people we don’t know,” Kurt Knotts, Jamie’s dad more awareness to finding cures,” said this week. he added. “There’s lots of waves, lots of Among the hundreds of parhugs, it’s wonderful to see the ticipants are many of the Knotts’
family members, who travel all the way from Colorado, Virginia and North Carolina to be at the event. There are also lots of volunteers that help make the day a success, including the entire University of Hartford Baseball Team, whose coach brings the guys along not only to walk, but also to help set up early in the day and clean up later on. Live music, free food, hot cider, games and amusements also kept everybody enjoying the fun throughout the day. It’s a lot of work to put on but, Knotts says, it’s all worth it. “The whole experience of care at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is just amazing,”
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Rocky Hill voters favor Democrats, but turnout was low 72.1% of eligible voters turned out, 2008 saw 84% By ERICA SCHMITT
Voter turnout at Tuesday’s election was significantly lower in Rocky Hill than it has been in prior presidential elections. This doesn’t echo the state trends, with nearly 80 percent of voters coming out to the polls across Connecticut. The town’s election results do, however, emulate statewide results, with Democrats winning across the board. Obama and Biden won over 56 percent of the town, U.S. Senator
Chris Murphy, 53 percent. A total of 8,434 Rocky Hill voters made it out to the polls this year, or 72.1 percent of those eligible. “That was very low,” Republican Registrar of Voters Patricia Bayer said Wednesday morning. In both the 2008 and 2004 presidential elections, about 84 percent of voters in town exercised their civil rights. Bayer’s take on the considerably lower turnout this time around is that the aggressive campaigning took a toll on residents. “I think a lot of people were put
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“I think a lot of people were put off by the negativity of all the ads this year.” PATRICIA BAYER Republican registrar of voters
Those who did come out to the polls expressed faith in Congressman John Larson by a landslide, with 73
percent approval. John Henry Decker received 25 percent of the vote. The same could be said for state Sen. Paul Doyle, who took 62 percent of the town’s vote; Joe Dinunzio, 38 percent. Likewise with Rep. Tony Guerrera, who will continue serving Rocky Hill in the House of Representatives, after 77 percent approval, including 3,292 of those votes from the Working Families party. On another note, both of the town’s referendum questions passed with flying colors. The second phase of the Metropolitan District Commission’s Clean Water Project was approved
by 5,207 votes and turned down by just 2,033. This will allow the appropriation of $800,000,000 in bonding, grants and loans to continue efforts to tackle area sewer overflow and nitrogen removal, decreasing levels of pollution in the Connecticut River and its tributaries. Rocky Hill’s $10 million preservation of Farmland and Passive Open Space initiative passed by a 17 percent margin, with approval from 67 percent of voters. Erica Schmitt can be reached at (860) 225-4601, ext. 210, or eschmitt@ newbritainherald.com.
Victories in Conn. reduce GOP influence in New England Connecticut voters helped Democrats make gains in the U.S. Senate and dimmed hopes of stopping the continued losses of the GOP in New England. Democrats picked up one House seat in New Hampshire and may
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Democrats needed a net gain of 25 new seats to take back the House of Representatives, lost to the GOP in 2010. Late Tuesday, it was unclear how many House seats Democrats would gain. But not likely enough to take back that chamber, lost to the party in 2010.
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756 voters there selected Democrat State Representative incumbent Tony Guerrera to remain in his seat, which the Rocky Hill native has held since 2001. His opponent Todd Brown received just 331 votes. The majority of Wethersfield voters (6,693) favored State Rep. Russ Morin over Republican John Console, Deputy Mayor and a
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3rd annual Holidays on Main set for December 3 By ERICA SCHMITT Staff Writer
Want to experience an oldfashioned Christmas? Take a stroll down Main Street in Old Wethersfield on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 6. You’ll be transported back to an 18th century New England, with horse-drawn carriage rides, Christmas caroling, and sidewalk vendors selling handmade crafts and warm homemade treats. This is all part of the Wethersfield Chamber of Commerce’s 3rd Annual Holidays on Main, a win-
ter wonderland event that brings over 4,000 visitors to the village to experience the best the season (and town) has to offer. A silent auction will bring the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum’s Webb Barn alive, featuring donated decorated trees, wreaths, garland, menorahs and table arrangements. Profits from the auction will be shared with local nonprofits. Also inside the Webb Barn, Frederick Wildman will be offering a free wine tasting. Those who prefer craft beer selections will enjoy a beer tasting courtesy of
Ten Penny Ale, complimented by cheese and crackers from Ascot Catering. As the tree beside Lucky Lou’s is lit up, carolers will invite passerbys to join in their sing-along. Santa Claus will make a special visit to the firehouse and other live entertainment will enchant walkers on every corner. Last year this included fire-juggling and ice carving — just wait and see what this year’s acts will be. All of the gift shops and specialty stores on Main Street traditionally remain open for the evening, offer-
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Mitney, who aced the formal written test and oral panel The Wethersfield Police administered to potential candiDepartment dates, is known made some interfor his strong nal adjustments performance. this week they Department offisay will prove cials are confident beneficial to their in his ability to service to the handle the new community. responsibilities. When Lt. “He’s very dedDavid Scales icated and he’s retired recently extremely loyal, after 26 years which I value on the job, it highly,” Chief left a gap to be James Cetran filled in the said Tuesday. Administrative “I’m responServices Division. sible for Sgt. Thomas everything, so if Mitney, a Rocky I’ve got people Hill resident, LT. THOMAS MITNEY in the right posiwas selected as tions that makes commander after a thorough eval- my job 10 times easier,” Cetran uation process and was officially added, comparing the departbestowed the honor in a promo- ment’s operating system to that of tion ceremony Tuesday morning. a well-oiled machine. By ERICA SCHMITT STAFF WRITER
“We’re going to work on making employees’ jobs easier, faster … doing exactly what they should be doing for the community as opposed to getting bogged down by bureaucracy.”
The Wethersfield Police Department promoted Sgt. Thomas Mitney, of Rocky Hill, to lieutenant Tuesday. Top row, from left, his daughter Shauna, wife Emily, Lt. Mitney, son Dylan, bottom row, from left, son Colby and daughter Ava.
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With Sandy, Nor’ester, many schools have already used all their snow days By JAQUELINE RABE THOMAS
As the state copes with the impact of an early November nor’easter, many school districts have already used up all their scheduled snow days — and it’s not even winter yet. State officials hope districts won’t be forced to cut into their spring or other scheduled breaks, but they say it’s too early to determine if they will be granting districts waivers to the state law that requires schools be open for 180 days each year. “It’s just too premature to address that issue now,” Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor said Wednesday as snow began to fall in downtown Hartford. snow days Source: State Department of Education For many school officials, these back-to-back school closures are déjà vu. Last school year, about one-third of the school districts in the state exhausted their snow days following Tropical Storm Irene and an early snowstorm that left thousands without power for weeks. The department wrote to districts at the time telling them they
were going to wait and see how fierce or mild the winter was before determining if waivers would be necessary. “Luckily, it was a mild winter. But we don’t know what it’s going to be like this year yet,” said Robert Rader, executive director of the state’s school board association. As the state heads into this storm, the State Department of Education reports that 45 school districts — or almost one-third — closed for five or more days from Hurricane Sandy. Rader reports it is standard practice for the overwhelming majority of districts to build five or six snow days into their calendar. “It snows in New England. This shouldn’t be a surprise. These hurricanes though, they are something districts are not used to,” he said. Last year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the natural disasters the state faced were not enough to convince him to back down on the requirement. “Children deserve a quality education regardless of the weather conditions,” he said. But Malloy did leave the possibil-
ity that spring and summer breaks will not need to be cut into, mentioning longer school days to make up the difference could be a possibility. “Changing vacation schedules, elongating days, cancelling other holidays, I think that’s a better way to assure the children of Connecticut get the quality education they so richly deserve,” he said. Thirty other states besides Connecticut have the 180-school day requirement, with the remaining states allowing districts to have longer school days to meet the hours of instruction requirements, according to the Education Commission of the States. If Connecticut does change it’s mind and decide to relax this requirement, it would not be the first time a state has had to rethink their requirement because of natural disasters. This story originally appeared at CTMirror.org, the website of The Connecticut Mirror, an independent nonprofit news organization covering government, politics and public policy in the state.
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Connecticut residents can be thankful that one of their forebears, a Miss Juliana Smith of Sharon, Connecticut, penned a letter in late 1779 describing in great detail the sumptuous Thanksgiving dinner enjoyed that year by her extended family, friends and neighbors. Smith’s letter was part of the research that led to the creation of an equally lavish bill of fare for the upcoming second 18th-Century Thanksgiving Dinner at the WebbDeane-Stevens (WDS) Museum, in Wethersfield, designed by culinary historian Paul Courchaine and WDS Executive Director Charles Lyle. On Sunday, November 11, 2012, from 12 noon to 2:30 p.m., Mr. and Mrs. Silas Deane will host an authentic Thanksgiving feast for up to 140 delighted guests, commencing with a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception and 18th-century music (One of the wines served will be Madeira, considered a patriotic drink during the Revolutionary War as it wasn’t subject to British taxation and wouldn’t help fill England’s coffers). Guests can explore the Silas Deane House and engage the Deane family and their servants as they prepare for dinner. At 1 p.m. a servant will ring the dinner bell and invite the guests to join their hosts in the Webb Barn for the feast. The authentic 18th-century menu, based, in part, on Juliana Smith’s 1779 letter, will include venison pie, roasted goose and turkey, chine of pork, pottage of cabbage, leeks and onions, Marlborough puddings and several vegetables. During dessert Courchaine will discuss details of the Smith’s Thanksgiving menu and the choices made for this year’s bill of fare. In her fascinating letter of 1779, available courtesy of the Centerbrook Historical Society, Smith noted the sacrifices made by all during the American fight for independence, and said of her Thanksgiving repast, “Of course we could have no roast beef. None of us have tasted beef this three years back as it all must go to the army, and too little they get, poor fellows.” In her rare and articulate account, Smith further explained how state residents’ “resistance to an unjust Authority” had brought about suffering in Colonial Connecticut. Tickets for the 18th-Century Thanksgiving Dinner are $75 per person, and include a wine and hors d’oeuvers reception, 18th-century music and an optional tour of the three historic homes at the museum following the event. Reservations are required and available by calling (860) 529-0612, ext. 12. WDS will also offer Thanksgiving tours every weekend throughout November. Guides will highlight Thanksgiving traditions in Colonial America in one-hour tours of the three meticulously restored homes at the museum. Thanksgiving Tours - Weekends throughout November: Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m. $10 per adult; $9 per senior over 60, AAA member and active military; $5 per student and children (5-18), $25 per family (2 adults + children).
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Terriers dominant in 55-21 victory over Bristol Central ByDAVE GREENLEAF Correspondent
Going into Friday’s game against Rocky Hill, the Bristol Central Rams had a pretty simple game plan – establish a running game and use the offense to keep the ball away from the high powered Terrier running attack. And for the first ten minutes the plan worked pretty well. But then the twin running threat of Chris Young and Alex DeNardo took over for the Terriers and suddenly the game was out of reach. Rocky Hill went on to a 55-21 victory over the Rams at Muzzy Field to improve to 7-1 and keep their postseason hopes very much alive. The Rams came out of the blocks strong, putting together a long 80-yard march that used up nearly six minutes and put them on top 6-0 after a four yard TD run by Tyler Burrow. But it took the Terriers only 40 seconds and two plays to counter that long drive as DeNardo broke loose for a 43 yard scoring run The Rams came right back with an 80-yard Andrew Laviero to Keon Walton pass and run for a score and Burrow ran for two to put Central up 14-6 with five minutes left in the
opening period. But it was all Rocky Hill the rest of the way. Young and DeNardo combined to carry the Terriers to the Central four. The Rams’ defense stiffened and forced Rocky Hill to take four plays to cover the final four yards. The score came on a one-yard run by Young to tie the game at 14-14 after one period. The Terriers put the game away with four touchdowns in the second quarter while their defense found the key to stopping the Rams. Young scored on runs of 20 and 57 yards and DeNardo took it 11 for a score. Rocky Hill capped the period with a 33-yard pass from Troy Syme to Tommy Seaver as time ran out in the half. In the same period, Laviero was sacked four times and the Rams had only one play go for more than three yards. “We had a short week to prepare for this one,” said coach Sal Cintorino, “but we thought we had a decent game plan and for a while it was working. We wanted to move the ball on the ground and use our offense to keep the ball away from their backs. We moved the ball pretty well from the start but those are two
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of the best backs we’re going to see this year. “We needed to bend but not break,” he added. “We needed to slow them down and swarm to the ball. We knew that Young has averaged over 15 yards a carry and that his yards after initial contact were phenomenal. He played right to his average tonight. He did exactly what we were concerned about.” Young finished the game with 200 yards and four touchdowns on 12 carries. He scored on runs of 43 and 13 yards in the second half. DeNardo carried eight times for 115 yards and a pair of TD’s. Neither played in the final period. “We made some critical mistakes,” Cintorino added, “and they certainly took advantage of them. They don’t run many pass plays and we thought we were ready for what they do, but we made a big mistake and let one get away at the end of the half.” “Rocky Hill is 7-1 for a reason,” he added. “They have played very well all year and they have some very good players. They made us pay for every mistake we made.” The Rams were able to put up some good offensive numbers, but the six quarterback sacks by the Rocky Hill defense took
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Bristol Central’s Ronnie St. Denis (28) is tackled by Rocky Hill’s Chris Stoneburner (22) and Kevin Casasanta (28) at Muzzy Field Friday night.
a toll on the overall statistics. Burrow carried 27 times for 89 yards. Laviero completed six of 12 passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns. Walton caught two passes for 117 yards and a pair of scores. The loss drops Central to 2-6 and dooms them to a sixth straight losing season. Central travels to Storrs
next week to take on an improving E.O. Smith club. “We just need to take advantage of every day we have from now to Thanksgiving,” said Cintorino. “EO Smith has been getting better each week. We just have to get focused and take it one day at a time to finish the season on a positive note.”
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ROCKY HILL CALENDAR “CREATIVITY MEETS AMBITION” WOMEN IN BUSINESS SEMINAR: Newington resident Ashley Stone will present a Women In Business Seminar entitled, “Creativity Meets Ambition” at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 at Bare Bones, 156 School St., Bristol. Stone is the owner of Salon Alexander and Beauty Entourage and finalist on Oxygen’s “Hair Battle Spectacular.” Find out how Stone got where she is today, how she keeps a strong business in a changing economy and enjoy great discussion.$15 donation supports local business and Bare Bones future programming. Refreshments will be served. Reserve a space, seating is limited. RSVP on the Bare Bones Facebook page or call 860-4623196 if not online. FREE BREAKFAST: Grace Church, 124 Maple Hill Ave., is offering a free breakfast to the community every third Saturday of the month. For more information, contact Mitch Page at (860) 667-1835.
WETHERSFIELD EVENTS CALENDAR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: The Connecticut General Federation of Women’s Clubs will be offering memorial scholarships to qualified women. Applicants must possess a minimum 3.0 average and must have completed at least two years of undergraduate study at an institute of higher learning. For more information contact Maureen Reale of the Newington/Wethersfield Woman’s Club, (860) 666-5325. DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP: Going through a relationship breakup? Already divorced? In the process, or thinking about getting a divorce? There is a “Divorce Support Group” to help you get through this major life altering event, with very caring, sensitive people who have been where you are. This group meets at First Church of Christ, 250 Main St., Wethersfield, the second and fourth Friday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. SINGERS WANTED! The First Church of Christ in Wethersfield has announced its season schedule and is inviting experienced singers to join for the concert series. The Cantata Singers rehearse Thursdays from 8:15 to 9:45 p.m. This group joins the First Church
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move on with your life after divorce, or relationship breakup. There is a “Moving Forward” group at First Congregational Church, 355 Main St, Cromwell, that will meet Friday, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Come on down and find out what others are doing to move on. CHURCH FAIR: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Holiday Outreach Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at the church, 371 Wolcott Hill Road.All proceeds will benefit the following charities: Creative Living Community of CT, Foundation for Dental Outreach, St. Paul’s Outreach, Wethersfield Social Services. COMSTOCK, FERRE & CO. FALL CLASS SCHEDULE: All classes are held on Sundays at Comstock, Ferre & Co., 263 Main St. Unless otherwise noted, classes are free of charge. We request that anyone planning to attend register in advance by calling at (860) 571-6590 or emailing us at sales@ comstockferre.com and providing your name and contact information. Nov. 11, 2 p.m. Come see the film,”The New Farmer’s Voice” and meet the producer and film-maker as well as some of the young farmers featured in this film by Sean and Beverly Corvino. Also to be shown is “Growing Together Voices,” a short film about community gardening in school. A discussion of these topics will follow. Nov. 18, 2 p.m. Linda Olson, Advanced Master Gardener and owner of SkyDancing Garden Design, will talk about the “how-tos” of planning a Moon Garden (white garden in our less than tropical climate). She will review the basics of gardening, review several types of plans (including containers) and provide some plant recommendations. In addition, she will briefly talk about winter interest in these types of gardens. BASIC, INTERMEDIATE, AND ADVANCED DOG CLASSES BEGIN NOV. 13: The Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center’s next session of dog classes will meet Tuesdays from Nov. 13 through Dec. 18 in the Pitkin Community Center gym. Classes are led by animal behavior counselors and trainers from Pet Education & Therapy. Basic obedience will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. People just beginning training with young and adult dogs will learn and practice how to teach their dog to be attentive, sit, come, walk on a leash, and stay. Adult intermediate will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Participants with dogs that know basic obedience commands will practice how
to maintain control from a distance and how to teach their dog to obey amid distractions. Advanced tricks will meet from 8 to 9 p.m. Graduates of intermediate classes will learn three new tricks each week to increase their dog’s confidence. Advance registration through Wethersfield Parks & Recreation is required. See the online activity registration or Fall Program Brochure at wethersfieldct.com/recreation. Or contact the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center at (860) 529-3075 for assistance. BALKAN FOLK STYLE DANCE: Dance Balkan folk style to the band Kabile, which will play traditional village instruments. Come to Always on Sunday International Folk Dance on 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 at Temple Beth Torah, 130 Main St. No partner or experience needed. Wear comfortable, clean-soled shoes. Requested donation is $12. Visit the website at www.alwaysonsunday.us or call (860) 521-6440. WETHERSFIELD ANTIQUES SHOW: Wethersfield Historical Society is celebrating the 12th anniversary of its fine antiques show to be held Nov. 16 and 17 at the Pitkin Community Center, 30 Greenfield St. This established event showcases more than 40 of the finest dealers from the Northeast. The show opens to the general public Saturday, Nov. 17 and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the show is $7, $6 with discount coupons or show cards. The Preview Party from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, which usually hosts about 150 eager collectors and buyers, includes an opportunity to chat with dealers informally and purchase items that evening. Admission to the party is $35, with delicious hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Reservations for the Preview Party are not required, but are appreciated. Wethersfield Historical Society will welcome a field of more than 35 of the finest dealers from the northeast in attractive room-setting booths. Returning again this year will be the Attic Treasures booth, the Sunflower Café and the popular Booth Chat, where a dealer will talk informally about his specialties. For more information, call the Wethersfield Historical Society at (860) 529.7656 or email the society at firstname.lastname@example.org COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER: A Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at noon Thursday, Nov. 22 at First Church of Christ, Wethersfield. Register by Nov. 16. Call (860) 529-
LIBRARY CALENDAR WETHERSFIELD LIBRARY OFFERS NEW eBOOK SERVICE FROM ITS WEBSITE: The library has joined the initial group of libraries throughout North America that offer the innovative Freading™ eBook Service. The service will allow the library to increase the size and diversity of its collection by offering access to tens of thousands of books from smaller and independent publishers. None of these require the patron to wait in line to download. Wethersfield Library card holders can download a select number of books each week via www.wethersfieldlibrary. org Freading™ has its own apps for the iPad® and iPhone®, and its own apps for Android™ tablets and phones. It is also compatible with the Kindle Fire, the Nook devices, and Kobo devices. For more information about Freading™ contact the library by calling the Adult Services Information Desk at (860) 257-2811 or email the library at library@wethersfieldlibrary. EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT GROUP: The Wethersfield Library’s Employment Support Group for job seekers will meet Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Library. The group is facilitated by Nancy Stilwell, Director of Wethersfield’s Social and Youth Services Department. If you have lost your job and are still not finding employment, this is an opportunity to come and share ideas with others. 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. Call to register or for further information or email registrations to email@example.com. SECOND SATURDAY CINEMA: Second Saturday Cinema at Wethersfield Library meets Nov. 10 for a 1:30 p.m. showing of Irving Rapper’s 1942 film “Now, Voyager” starring Bette Davis and Paul Henreid. Davis earned her sixth Best Actress nomination for her portrayal of Charlotte Vale, a woman who defies her domineering mother to discover love, heartbreak and eventual contentment. The Dec. 8 film is “The Shop around the Corner” starring Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan. 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. TUESDAY NIGHT MOVIE: Join us Tuesday night Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the libary for a free showing of “The Avengers.” The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson. Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to
help save the Earth from Loki and his army. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, and a mild drug reference. 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. EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT GROUP: The Wethersfield Library’s Employment Support Group for job seekers will meet Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the library. The group is facilitated by Nancy Stilwell, director of Wethersfield’s Social and Youth Services Department. If you have lost your job and are still not finding employment, this is an opportunity to come and share ideas with others. 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. TIME TO TALK: Wethersfield Library’s “Time to Talk” a free conversation group for new English language speakers meets Tuesday evening Nov. 13, 20 and 27, at 7 p.m. Adult English language learners are invited to come develop conversation and speaking skills in a warm, friendly environment. Carol Schulman, a retired ESL Wethersfield teacher leads the discussion group. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information call the library at (860) 257-2811, or visit the library. NOVEMBER COMPUTER CLASSES: The library will offer two computer classes Wednesday, Nov. 14. “All You Need to Know about Email” meets at 1:30 p.m. Learn how to send, reply and forward email. Also learn about attachments. You do not need to own a computer to have email. At 3 p.m. “Buying a New Computer” meets. Learn about hard drives, RAM, and video cards. You will learn everything you need to know when shopping for a new computer. The library will offer two more classes Monday, Nov. 19. “Introduction to Computers” meets at 2:30 p.m. Learn the basics of computer hardware and software. This class is perfect for someone new to computers or someone wishing to brush up on computer basics. At 7 p.m. “How to Find Information on the Internet” meets. Discover tricks and techniques to help you find information more quickly. Learn about the hidden internet, how to get access to it and instructions for shopping safely on the internet. These classes are conducted in a lecture format. Registration is suggested. You may register in person at the Wethersfield Library or by calling the Adult Services Information
Local News Desk at (860) 257-2811. You may also email registrations to firstname.lastname@example.org. ‘HOW TO NAIL THE INTERVIEW’ WORKSHOP: The library is offering a job support program Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. titled “How to Get and Nail the Interview.” Plan on attending this workshop designed to focus on identifying successful strategies to get calls for job interviews. Business professional Jeff Thierfeld will teach you how to network and how to create your own personal brand or image. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in role play exercises and rehearse their interview skills. You will practice interview techniques and answer questions that will show how you will add value to the new organization. Presenter Jeff Thierfeld has led similar workshops for Middletown Adult Education, the Portland Economic Development Commission, the Jewish Community Center in Bloomfield, and the Russell Library in Middletown. Funding for this program has been provided by the Friends of the Wethersfield Library. The program is free and open to all. Registration is suggested and may be done in person at the library or by calling the Adult Services Information Desk at (860) 257-2811 or email registrations to email@example.com.
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JUNIE B. JONES PROGRAM: The Wethersfield Library Children’s Department and The Newington Children’s Theater Company present will present “Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells,” Saturday, Nov. 17, at 10:30 a.m. The Newington Children’s Theatre Company will present a scent from their upcoming Junie B. Jones play. Registration is required. For more information, or to register, visit the Wethersfield Library, 515 Silas Deane Hwy., www.wethersfieldlibrary.org/kids. htm or call the Children’s Department at (860) 257-2801. BOOK DISCUSSIONS WITH DR. BJ SMITH: Dr. B.J. Smith will lead a discussion of Ian McEwan’s “Atonement” Monday, Nov. 26. All discussions will begin at 7 p.m. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at Wethersfield Library approximately one month before the discussion date. All discussions are held at the library. These programs are free but registration is suggested. Call (860) 257-2811 to register or for further information. You may also email registrations to firstname.lastname@example.org. LIBRARY CLOSED NOV. 22 AND 23: The Wethersfield Library will be closed for Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23. The library will resume reg-
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AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING MULL BROS., INC. - We are a family business that’s been catering to your cooling & heating needs since 1945. We proudly install Lennox, American Standard, Weil McLain & other quality equipment (oil, gas & electric). We also service most makes & models. We are located next to the Wethersfield Post Office (behind the penguins and polar bears) at 61 Beaver Rd. 860- 529-8255
BASEMENT WATERPROOFING JP BACHHAND BASEMENT WATERPROOFING Reliable local contractor. Hatchway leaks, foundation cracks, sub-floor drainage systems, sump pumps & yard drainage. Fully insured, free estimates, written guarantee. Our 27th year registered with CT Dept of Consumer Protection (Reg #511842). Call 860-666-9737 CERAMIC TILE LEN & JEFF SHALLER - Fix leaky showers. Regrouting in tubs. Bath, kitchen tile installed. 37 years experience. Neat, expert workmanship. Repairs a specialty. Call 242-5805
CLEANING SERVICES Polish/English speaking woman can clean your house with care. 3rd cleaning 50% off for new clients only. Satisfaction guaranteed. Insurance Bonded. Call Kasia 860-538-4885 HOUSE, CONDO, OFFICE CLEANING Polish/English speaking lady with many years of experience. References upon request. Please call Ela at 860-348-0234 ELECTRICAL SERVICES NDC ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING All aspects of electrical work, additions, new homes, renovations, pools, hottubs, etc. Main service up-grades from fuses to circuit breakers. Fast, quality workmanship. Nick 860-665-7202. CT Lic #E1-180139 GUTTER CLEANING #1 First In Reliability - We Show Up!!! One day service. Our 10th year. Reasonable rates. Senior discounts. Reliable service. Call Rob (860) 982-3300 “A West Hartford Resident” Visit our web site: robpolo.com
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. ABC PLUMBING, LLC 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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(on a hard roll) Breakfast ends at 11:00 am Bacon, Egg & Cheese ................................................... 2.99 Sausage, Egg & Cheese ................................................ 2.99 Ham, Egg & Cheese ..................................................... 2.99 Egg & Cheese ................................................................2.99
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Chicken Parmigiana.................................6.99 Meatball Parmagiana ..............................5.99 Sausage & Peppers ..................................5.99 BLT (bacon, lettuce, tomato) ...................................5.00 Chicken Cutlet .........................................6.99 (marinara sauce or mayo, lettuce, tomato & cheese)
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Prices are approximate - (weight) Tortellini Salad .......................................................5.99 /lb Macaroni Salad .......................................................2.99 /lb Potato Salad ...........................................................2.99 /lb Tuna Salad...............................................................5.99 /lb Chicken Salad .........................................................5.99 /lb Seafood Salad .........................................................5.99 /lb Cole Slaw .................................................................2.99 /lb Egg Salad..................................................................3.99 /lb Antipasto Salad (ham, salami, pepperoni, provolone) ..................... 4.50 Chef Salad (roastbeef, turkey, provolone)...................................... 4.50 Garden Salad.................................................................2.50 add Grilled Chicken ............................................. add’l 2.00 (mixed greens, tomatoes, onions, peppers, cucumbers)
Turkey Breast ........................................ 5.00 Bologna .................................................... 5.00 Capicolla .................................................. 5.99 Salami (Genoa or Cooked) ................................. 5.00 Pepperoni ................................................ 5.00 Ham .......................................................... 5.00 Baked Ham (Virginia) ........................................... 5.99 Honey Ham ............................................. 5.99 Imported Ham........................................ 5.99 Chicken Salad (all white meat) ........................ 5.99 Seafood Salad (crab w/ shrimp) ....................... 5.99 Mortadella (Italian bologna) ............................. 5.00 Roast Beef ............................................... 5.99 Sopressata ............................................... 6.99 Prosciutto ............................................... 6.99 Tuna ......................................................... 5.99 Ham Salad ............................................... 5.99 Veggie ...................................................... 5.00
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