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1 Volume 39, No Spooky Kingdom added to drive-in s annual Halloween event, Page 2 A good day for a parade Local artist Mary DeCroce earns an honor from the Leading Ladies, Page 3 TAMMI NAUDUS The Southington Apple Harvest Festival Hostesses took part in the parade Sunday afternoon. Despite a rain showers on Saturday, the festival rebounded with a great day on Sunday, which included the road race. Rain puts small damper on apple festival By LINDSAY CAREY Staff Writer The first weekend of the Apple Harvest Festival brought in crowds for Family Night on Friday and the parade on Sunday, despite the rain showers that caused the event s cancellation on Saturday. Between the opening ceremonies and Family Night, the festival was packed on Friday. Families and friends chowed down on their favorite Apple Harvest Festival foods, something they anticipate every year. Family Night was also a hit, because of the carnival rides. People were able to take advantage of all the carnival rides with one Arts 18 Classified 24 Food 23 Good Times 17 Health 10 Listings 21 wristband, said Chris Palmieri, co-chair of the Supervisory Committee. I think it went really well. For the first time this year, there will be Family Night on the second Friday of the festival as well. The rain on Saturday forced the committee to make cancellations and postpone certain events. We started by closing up until five, but then we had to make decision around 2 p.m. and we decided not to open, said Palmieri. It s a good thing, because there was a torrential downpour. The Apple Fritter Booth was the only booth that opened on Saturday, despite the rain. The bed races were Milestones 11 Obituaries 12 Sports 38 expected to make a big come back at the festival this year, after not being held for a couple years. Mary DeCroce was leading the races, with nine beds signed up. However, because of the rain on Saturday, the highly anticipated bed races were cancelled completely from the festival. Palmieri said there was no other time available to reschedule them. The fireworks were rescheduled to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11. So many of our neighboring communities have fireworks at other times of the year, but no one really does them in October, said Palmieri. The fireworks display draws people to the festival. Another event that brings people to the festival is the annual parade. According to Palmieri, See FESTIVAL, page 6 By LINDSAY CAREY Staff Writer The Board of Park Commissioners recently listened to members of the community regarding a potential smoking ban for parks in town, as a way to protect children. It s a better way to go for the children to try to keep tobacco products away from them, said board Chairman Michael Fasulo. The proposal for smoke free parks is part of a movement to reduce the youth s exposure to tobacco products in Southington. The town recently passed an ordinance to keep tobacco Full and complete Apple Harvest Festival Road Race results, page 38 Board of Park Commissioners looking at potential smoking ban products and smoking devices out of sight in businesses that sell these products. Representatives from Southington s Town-wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) spoke in favor of the ban. Kelly Leppard, Youth Prevention coordinator and coordinator of the STEPS Coalition said she feels it necessary to not just to regulate tobacco sale, but also tobacco use in areas around town in order to keep children in town healthy. Leppard said that the Youth Council recently hung 53 posters downtown for the Apple Harvest Festival, asking people not to smoke. Obviously we can t ban smoking, but we can ask that people keep the festival smoke free, out of consideration for others, said Leppard. Trevor Rogers, Catherine Myers, Marissa Mattarazzo, and Isabella Feest, Members of the STEPS Youth Council, spoke to the Park Commissioners at the public hearing in favor of the ban. Rogers pointed out that smoking around children compromises their health and safety, while Myers See SMOKING, page 6 STEPS secures five more years of funding By LINDSAY CAREY Staff Writer Southington s Townwide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) has received another five years of funding from The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, through the Drug Free Community Grant. STEPS Advisory Board members and town officials stood on the steps of Town Hall to make the public announcement Monday afternoon. Five years ago we stood on these very steps announcing that we received our first five years of our drug free communities grant, said STEPS Coordinator Kelly Leppard. The ONDCP put out a press release on Sept. 19 with the list of the 2014 Drug Free Community Grantees. STEPS was awarded $625,000 for the next five years, through the federal grant from ONDCP, which receives its funding from Congress through the Drug Free Communities Act of According to Leppard, ONDCP provides support to See STEPS, page 6 LINDSAY CAREY Members of STEPS announced the new grant money on the steps of town hall on Monday. 31 Your Local Roof Co. REROOFS SKYLIGHTS SIDING TEAROFFS REPAIRS GUTTERS MOBILE HOME & ROOFING REPAIRS ALL WORK GUARANTEED IN WRITING

2 2 To advertise, call (860) Spooky Kingdom teams up with drive-in for Halloween event By ED HARRIS Editor The Southington Drive-in s Halloween extravaganza will get a little spookier this year, thanks to the addition of Spooky Kingdom. I am so excited to be partnering with them, said Dawn Miceli, a town coun- cilor and member of the Drive-in Committee. Howard and Bonnie Burke began running Spooky Kingdom at their Lovely Drive home nine years ago. It started out with several hand-carved tombstones and has grown to include 15 different animated attractions. A trip through Spooky Kingdom was free, though the Burke family asked guests to make a donation to the Connecticut Alzheimer s Association. The family was able to raise $2, last year. We tossed around the idea of passing it on last year because it had become too much for us, said Bonnie. The reason we would like to pass it on is that the community sees Spooky Kingdom as a Southington tradition and they look forward to the event each year. We really don t want to let any of those people down. The Burke family will loan all of the materials and attractions and offer consultation, free of charge. Spooky Kingdom is just the latest addition to the Halloween festival that is held yearly at the drive-in. This is the fourth year that the Drive-in Committee will host the festival, though one year was canceled due to a freak ice storm. They have grown exponentially, said Miceli, speaking of the festivals, which sees thousands of people visit the drive-in grounds throughout the day. The festival starts at 2 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 25, on the grounds of the drivein. Everything is free, with the purchase of a car admission, $10 for Southington residents and $15 for out-of-towners. Attractions include a haunted hay ride, where the Spooky Kingdom will take part, pony rides, a mini touch a truck event, an apple cannon launcher, a pie eating contest, bobbing for apples and face painting. At 5 p.m., there will be trunk or treating and a costume parade for the kids. The drive-in will feature a double bill up on the big screen, beginning at 6 p.m. The first movie shown will be Monsters University. The second ROOFING & SIDING INC. movie, the original A Nightmare on Elm Street, will be shown, following a brief interlude to allow parents to bring their children home. There is a lot going on, said Miceli. The host groups for the event are Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) and the Southington Valley Midget Football League. Youths from STEPS will continue to help out with the haunted hayride again this year. Southington s Hometown Professional Since 1958 All At An Affordable Price! FREE Clear-Written Estimates Workmanship 100% GUARANTEED Fully INSURED We Get The Job Done Right... On Time... No Headaches Owner Supervised Installation Every Step Of The Way Three Generations Of Satisfied Customers Southington: CT Reg. # Jim & Matthew Lasek SUBMITTED The Southington Drive-in s annual Halloween festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. This year, the festival will join with Spooky Kingdom for the haunted hayride. 24 Hour Emergencyy Service! CT LIC #S CT HOD # Premium Heating Oils Oil Burner Servicing Propane Gas Automatic Deliveries Budget Payment Plans Maintenance & Service Contracts Heating & Cooling Installations Electric-to-Oil or Propane Conversions Licensed Service Technicians Central A/C Installation & Repair Propane Tank Delivery & Installation NE A P O PR L & OI L Priceion ct Protean l P Southington The Observer, USPS# , is Published weekly by The Step Saver, Inc., 213 Spring St., Southington, CT Phone: Fax: All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means, mechanical or electronic, without the expressed consent of the publisher. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the views of the publisher, staff or advertisers of The Observer. The return of unsolicited manuscripts or other material cannot be guaranteed. Periodicals postage paid at Southington, CT and additional offices. Free by request to local residents. Postmaster: Send changes of address to Southington The Observer: 213 Spring St, Southington, CT 06489

3 Police 5 By LINDSAY CAREY Staff Writer Mary DeCroce will be honored as the 2014 Leading Ladies Award Receipt at their annual luncheon on Friday, Oct. 24, at the Aqua Turf Club. Donna Ayer, from the Leading Ladies, said that DeCroce s success as president of the Southington Community Cultural Arts in securing the Gura Building for a community art center made her stand out this year as the woman to recognize. She has just put in such tireless dedication into making our art center a reality, said Ayer. We just thought this would be a good time to recognize her for all efforts. DeCroce said being able to save the Gura Building, fundraise and receive enough funds to start the renovation for the arts center is one of her most rewarding projects. She said that the architects for the project are working on the final plan, which has to go before the Planning and Zoning Committee. DeCroce said she is hoping to start the renovation this month. On top of the plans, DeCroce and the SCCA are still fundraising, because they still need to raise another $250,000 to complete the renovation within the next year. DeCroce is seeking grants and donations of any size to complete the project. The arts center, however, is not the only thing that she will be honored for at the luncheon. Despite her success this year, she said she was surprised by the award and feels honored to be recognized. It s an adventure, said DeCroce. I love what I do, so I think that makes a big difference when what you re doing isn t work. DeCroce is known for her murals and mosaics all over town, including Rails to Trails, the Pepper Pot, Southington Care Center, the library, and the dog park, along with many others in Southington and around Connecticut. Things are never accomplished by one person, they re accomplished by people coming together, said DeCroce. She said one of her favorite murals to work on was the Because of 26, which is along Rails to Trails to commemorate the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting. According to DeCroce, over 30 artists, including children and adults, helped paint the mural. She also said her recent memorial mural for Ben Buckley, a young Southington boy who passed away from an asthma attack earlier this year, was another Our Town rewarding project. It was nice to see the artwork help [the Buckley family] heal and watch the community come together for someone, said DeCroce. Besides her mural work, DeCroce is also an art teacher at the Southington Community YMCA and St. Dominic School. For the last four years, the Leading Ladies have given out an award to a woman who is not only deserving of honor for her achievements, but lives a life that reflects the Leading Ladies mission. The group s mission is to make a contribution to the community through business, civic commitment or volunteerism. The Leading Ladies luncheon is on its 15th year and it includes a sit down lunch and a signature cocktail. There is also usually some form of entertainment Healthy 10 Good 17 DeCroce to be honored at Leading Ladies lunch Mary DeCroce De Bishop s PEST CONTROL Structural Pests Ants Bees Spiders Silverfish Earwigs Carpenter Bees and More...! Termite Inspections Jeff DeBishop Lic# B-2548 Monthly Accounts Welcome at the luncheon, and, this year, the group has invited Lyn Dillies, an award winning female illusionist. We always try to have someone who is inspirational, but fun, said Ayer. Dillies has been performing illusions for over two decades and is also the first female illusionist to receive the Milbourne Christopher Award from the Society of American Magicians. Talk about women talking charge and leading in their profession, to be the first woman to receive that prestigious award is incredible, said Ayer. She s a pioneering woman and that s the kind of thing we like to recognize at our event. Dillies will perform her show and then talk about her accomplishments. According to Ayer, the Leading Ladies luncheon is an opportunity to gather and recognize women, but also to mingle and celebrate everyone s accomplishments. Tickets for the Leading Ladies luncheon cost $40 per person. However, the proceeds go directly back into helping women in Southington. The proceeds will go directly into the Leading Ladies Immediate Assistance Fund, which provides up to $200 of financial assistance for local women in need. Since we re women we are multi-taskers, said Ayer. This is not just a lunch and to be entertained, we are raising money for the girls and women in Southington that need a helping hand whether it be for a sudden move, for utilities, an outfit for a new job interview, or for education or training. 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4 4 To advertise, call (860) Zumba studio to host a cancer walk By LINDSAY CAREY Staff Writer Cardio Party Fitness Studios in Southington is hosting its second annual Walk for a Cure on Sunday, Oct. 19. This year, the 5-K walk will start at the Southington Volunteer Fire Dept., Engine Co, No. 3 at 35 Clark St., in Milldale. Cardio Party Fitness Studios Owner Sandra Dizenzo said that she decided to host this event last year, because she has been personally affected by cancer. Dizenzo lost both of her parents to the disease. This year s walk will be dedicated to her parents Ernest Plourde and Debra Plourde, as well as Lena Plourde, Tony Vecchio, Claire DiCenzo and Southington police officer Michael Shanley, who recently passed away. Michael Shanley was a dear friend, said Dizenzo. It s a cause that s close to my heart. I dedicate it to those that we lost, but also to anyone who is battling. Donations will be accepted at the walk and will go directly to the American Cancer Society. Dizenzo said that she is hoping that this year even more people come to the event, so that more money will go towards finding a cure. It s good to come together as a community for something bigger than ourselves and raise money for a good cause, said Dizenzo. Other than walking, Dizenzo has some additional activities in mind for the event. As a Zumba studio instructor, Dizenzo said that she may start the event with some music to get everyone warmed up and excited for the walk. She is also planning on having a crafts table for the kids, so that they can make cut out angels and decorate them in memory of someone who passed away from the disease or for a loved one who is still battling cancer. Dizenzo said that the kids will be free to take their angels home with them or they can give them to her so she can hang them in her studio. One thing that will remain the same from last Salon offers pink hair to battle breast cancer By LINDSAY CAREY Staff Writer A Southington hair salon is offering pink hair extensions for $5 during the month of October for breast cancer awareness month. All of the proceeds from the hair extensions go to the Susan G. Komen Fund. Jillian & Company Owner Jillian Labrie said that by the second of the month she had already raised $200. Labrie said that she Advertise here! You re reading it. Your customers are too! Call The Observer/Step Saver (860) has been offering pink hair extensions to her clients every October for the past five years. However, this is the first year she owns her own salon. Labrie originally created this fundraiser, because breast cancer is a cause that is close to home. It runs in my family, said Labrie. It s really important to me and it s just a great cause. According to Labrie, her mom and her aunt Your Yard Still Needs Attention In The Fall! 10% SENIOR DISCOUNT were both diagnosed with breast cancer the same week. To support her family and the cause, Labrie has also participated in fundraisers like breast cancer walks. Besides her personal story, Labrie said she feels breast cancer awareness month is beneficial because it reminds women to go to the doctor and have their breasts examined. It s important for women to be aware that it s a very real thing that NOW ACCEPTING NEW ACCOUNTS Specializing in (all types) Cutter s Edge Lawn Care, LLC FREE ESTIMATES year is Dizenzo s request that everyone wears pink in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Since it s breast cancer awareness month, I think a OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK MON-SAT 10-8 SUN 10-6 BobsSportsChalet com SKI SWAP lot of people are more willing to take a stand, make a donation and come and walk, said Dizenzo. It s on their mind, they re conscious of it. COLUMBUS DAY W SUBMITTED Last year s participants gather for a photo outside following the event. can happen to anyone and to go get checked, said Labrie. Especially younger women, they need to know that just because you re young doesn t mean that it can t affect you. To make an appointment for the hair extensions at Jillian & Company on 37 West Center Street, call Labrie at or Comments? SUBMITTED Jillian & Company is offering pink hair extensions in October to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. th th SAVE Drop off your ski/snowboard Equipment, Helmets or clothing starting until SHOP ONLINE AT:

5 To advertise, call (860) The Southington Police Department has reported the following arrests. Darlene Martino, 51, of 108 Midwood Ave., Wolcott, was charged on Sept. 20 with prostitution and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $5,000 with an Oct. 6 court date. Brandy J. Milone, 24, homeless, was charged on Sept. 19 with prostitution. Bond was set at $5,000 with an Oct. 6 court date. Lorijoe L. Gineo, 29, of 944 Asylum Ave., Hartford, was charged on Sept. 19 with prostitution and interfering with an officer. Bond was set at $5,000 with a Sept. 22 court date. Joshua Miron, 25, of 23 Parkview Dr., was charged on Sept. 26 with second degree arson, first degree criminal mischief, interfering with an officer and disorderly conduct. Bond was set at $10,000 with a Sept. 26 court date. The Southington Police Department is investigating a late night motorcycle crash on Meriden Waterbury Turnpike that left two dead. At about 10 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 30, police were dispatched to a serious motorcycle crash on Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, near Canal Street. Adam Hicks, 37, of 15 Summer St., Meriden was OFFERING PRESSURELESS HOUSE WASHING Fully Insured Police Blotter Jody A. Brown, 57, of 1071 NW High Point Dr., Lee Summit MO, was charged on Sept. 26 with DUI and failure to drive in a proper lane. Bond was set at $5,000 with an Oct. 6 court date. Ronald B. O Dett, 34, of 2243 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, was charged on Sept. 29 with second degree breach of peace, first degree reckless endangerment, and first degree threatening. Bond was set at $5,000 with a Sept. 29 court date. Joseph J. Crapo, 29, of 412 Lazy Lane, was charged on Sept. 27 with third degree trespass and sixth degree larceny. Bond was set at $1,500 with an Oct. 6 court date. Elizabeth R. Moriarty, 23, of 166 Divinity St., Bristol, was charged on Sept. 27 with violation of a protective order. Bond was set at $3,000 with a Sept. 29 court date. Matthew J. Paskov, 49, operating a 2001 Harley Davidson, traveling westbound on the turnpike, when the bike was struck by a vehicle exiting a commercial driveway. Hicks was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of his injuries. His passenger, Amanda Horvath, 26, of 19 Bishop St., Bristol, was rushed to an area hospital were she died as a result of her injuries. Commercial Residential Gutter Black Lines & Streaks...GONE! Black Mildew, Green Mold...GONE! Grease, Dirt, Grime...GONE! IT S LIKE BRINGING THE SPA TO YOUR HOUSE! ROOF WASHING & WINDOW CLEANING of 175 Clark St., was charged on Sept. 27 with DUI. Bond was set at $1,000 with an Oct. 6 court date. Kenneth Bigwood, 24, of 916 Willow Lane, Williamstown NJ, was charged on Sept. 28 with second degree breach of peace. Bond was set at $5,000 with a Sept. 29 court date. Wayne J. Lavertu, 50, of 30 Silver Oak, was charged on Sept. 28 with DUI. Bond was set at $500 with an Oct. 6 court date. Lynn Pelletier, 22, of 237 Ridgewood Rd., was charged on Sept. 28 with disorderly conduct and use of a motor vehicle without permission. Bond was set at $2,500 with a Sept. 28 court date. Kendall C. Sciola, 24, of 125 Howard Ave., was charged on Oct. 1 with first degree failure to appear and second degree failure to appear. Bond was set at $75,500 with an Oct. 1 court date. Two killed in motorcyle crash All are welcome to a new Monday Bible Study, beginning Oct. 6 at Plantsville Congregational UCC, 109 Church St., Plantsville, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. The Rev. Paul Goodman will lead the weekly studies, which will begin with the Prophet Isaiah. Refreshments will Police have not released the name of the person driving the car. The crash is currently under investigation by the Southington Police Department Accident Investigation Team. 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During the break, president of FVTC and chairman of the CT Greenways Council Bruce Donald pledged the full effort of the FVTC to fill the gap in Southington and Plainville, according to a press release. Some Plainville Town Council members also shared their support in bridging the gap. We want to be known as the town that filled the last gap in the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, said Town Council Chair Kathy Pugliese, according to a press release. Plainville Greenway Alliance member Pete Salamone said that the motivation behind bridging the gap in Plainville comes from other projects along the trail. There are projects going on in Cheshire, Farmington, and Southington, which should all be completed by the end of 2017, said Salamone. Since plans are underway to complete everywhere but Plainville, they re beginning to look at it as the last piece missing. 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A lot of riders will ride a long distance on the trail and get to Plainville and say they ve done enough and turn back, said Salamone. He also suggested that bridging the gap on such a lengthy trail could encourage riders to stay overnight in Plainville. When you have a long trail, people stay over night and start spending money, said Salamone. According to Salamone, most long distance riders are spending $10 to $20 per person as they ride through different communities. If they decide to make it a weekend trip, it could bring in over $100 between a hotel, dinner, breakfast and snacks for the road. It s all to the benefit of our economy when this trail gets completed, said Salamone. Shuttle Meadow Salesroom Long Bottom Rd (Off Flanders Rd) Southington (860) Open Daily 8 8 A.M P.M. 6 P.M. *Expires 11/30/14. Must mention coupon at time of appointment. 5 With the support of the FTVC and the Town Council, PGA is working on getting some kind of funding to support this project. However, Salamone said the first step is to get a preliminary design to decide where in town the trail will go. The railroad in Plainville is still active, so it couldn t be a rail trail, but there are other options. Salamone said the trail could cut through Norton Park to Town Line Road by possibly using Jackson Way. He also said it would be beneficial for the trail to go through the center of town using a protected bike lane. This could encourage families to use the trail more because they would feel safe bringing their kids out riding, said Salamone. Cyclists in Plainville typically have to ride on the streets because there is currently no real bike trail in town. Once the design is finished, PGA will work with the Town of Plainville, the Town of Southington, and the FVTC to apply for a grant. The group once before applied for a grant to supplement this project and was denied. 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6 6 To advertise, call (860) STEPS: Grant money will allow group to continue operating From page 1 community coalitions like STEPS that strive to decrease local youth substance use, which overtime will decrease substance use in adults. The Drug Free Communities Grant is a matching grant, which means that the Southington community is responsible for matching the money STEPS receives from ONDCP. The program receives about $125,000 per year from ONDCP. From page 1 From page 1 challenged the park commissioners to consider their own children when making this decision. Additionally, Feest introduced the concern of potential fire hazards for smoking in parks. Evelyn Ciaburri, the STEPS Youth Council head, said that in 2000, 22 percent of youth smoked, while in 2014 the percentage has dropped to 9 percent. Ciaburri said the decline in youth smoking is due to rise in anti-smoking campaigns and commercials as By LINDSAY CAREY Staff Writer Town Manager Garry Brumback received a 2.75 percent raise following a positive performance review from the Town Council at their last meeting. Town Councilor Victoria Triano said that the annual review during the executive session was positive, because of Brumback s leadership qualities and management style. Overall I think Mr. From office space to countless hours, our community and our coalition has exceeded the matching dollars every single year, said Leppard. STEPS has some new plans for the next five years. Sue Saucier, director of Youth Services, announced some of the plans at the press conference. After reviewing and releasing data from a survey taken by seventh, ninth and eleventh grade students last November, the STEPS Advisory Board has decided the parade brought in record crowds this year. For some people, the parade is simply tradition. Barbara Kane and Mike Sapia were sitting in lawn chairs along the street, eating food. The festival is a yearly even for them, as the come for the food, the parade and the good times. We come every year, Sapia said. That s what we come for, Kane said, referring to the annual parade, which was well as bans smoking bans in restaurants and other facilities. Looking to the future, can we decrease the 9 percent by [banning smoking in parks], questioned Ciaburri. If the answer is yes, it is something we need to do. Despite the STEPS Coalition s zeal, not everyone was in favor of the smoking ban. Some residents shared that they feel it is an infringement of rights by town government. It s not like it s a closed area, its open space, said David Turci of Plantsville. Brumback is doing an excellent job. He has served held Sunday afternoon. Cheryl Manka said she has been coming to the festival for 40 years. This year, she had the opportunity to watch her grandson march in the parade with Kennedy Middle School. She said she also We re talking about banning people who have an addiction from enjoying the parks. Turci said he doesn t smoke, but he is against a total smoking ban in parks. He said he understands banning smoking in specific areas like a ball field, on the bleachers or in a fenced in play area, but he doesn t see the problem with people smoking in parks in general. It s town government imposing more and more restrictions on citizens, said Turci. He also said that he Town manager receives a 2.75 percent raise Garry Brumback to launch a Social Norms Marketing Campaign. Social Norms Campaigns seek to address people s misconceptions about what s normal or typical, said Saucier. Using reliable data, we can show that in reality the opposite is very often true. Saucier said that a lot of times, students are under the impression that everybody drinks. However, data shows that that is simply not true. STEPS will be looking to guide students by pointing out the real story. the people well, said Triano. She also said that his open door policy is an example of his effort to connect with individuals in town and respond to them directly. He takes the initiative to reach out to local businesses and residents and takes personal interest in their concerns, said Triano. Brumback has been serving as town manager since 2011 and his current contract runs until July Another new component that will be added to the STEPS program is an effort to increase the perception of harm from marijuana and prescription drugs. Our laws in Connecticut have changed in the last few years about marijuana, as have the laws across the country for marijuana in particular, said Saucier. We re concerned that our kids perception of harm for that specifically and also for prescription drugs is that it s not very enjoys the festival, because of the food and the rides. We like to go to the rides with the grandson, she said. Manka also noted that she has seen the festival has grown over the years. It s gotten bigger. doesn t believe it to be such a huge danger for children. This is being put across as a danger to children and in my mind a bigger danger is kids having this technology at their hands and access to everything on the internet, said Turci. He said he believes it is a parent s responsibility to take control and keep their child harmful. In addition, STEPS is looking into working with Southington High School to provide an eighth grade transition program. There is already a transition program for fifth graders going into sixth grade. We know that transitions can be a really tough time for some kids, said Saucier. We know that that is a risky time. She also added that a part of the Drug Free Community grant includes enforcement. Saucier said Much bigger, said Manka. Festival attendees can look forward to Harvest the Arts for the second weekend of the festival, which will include book signings by CT authors, live action painting, pottery throwing, interactive art projects for that the Southington Police Department has been doing an excellent job breaking up underage drinking parties and also holding adults responsible when they allow underage individuals to drink on their property through the Social Host Law. However, Saucier said that STEPS is looking into increasing the police enforcement activities in Southington. She said the board is looking into using GIS mapping to identify hotspots for drug and alcohol activity in town. Festival: Saturday is a wash, but Sunday draws a crowd the family, live music and more. There will also be an interactive light show, called Light Artists Making Places (L.A.M.P.), on Friday, Oct. 10 from 7-9. Editor Ed Harris contributed to this report. Smoking: Board looks at possible ban in the town s parks Sat., Oct. 4 Bristol Public Works Garage 95 Vincent P. Kelly Rd. from smoking, not the government s responsibility. Turci s opinion was echoed in a letter written to the parks board from Southington resident Kirt Lundy, who could not attend the meeting. Fasulo read the letter during the public hearing. It is the responsibility of the family unit to teach consideration for each other, said Lundy s letter. The parks board will now consider whether or not to move forward with the smoking ban, where potential boundaries within parks will be and methods for enforcement. However, the Town Council will make the final decision on the smoking ban in parks. Sat., Oct. 18 New Britian Berlin Residential Recycling Center 642 Christian Lane, Berlin Cathy Poehler Keller Williams Realty Fax: Serving Central Connecticut OPEN HOUSE BRISTOL Sun Oct 12 th 1:00 3:00 PM 124 Daley St What is your home worth in today s market? 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7 To advertise, call (860) Southington says Your Views 7 Before the Apple Harvest Festival ends, I must eat...? Photos by Tammi Naudus "French fries. I just had them!" Grace Badgley Southington "Apple Fritters. It is the number one thing to go for." Austin Turek Southington Sampson earns backing of the Independent Party Rob Sampson State Representative Rob Sampson has received the support of the Connecticut Independent Party in his bid for re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives. The Independent Party is the state s third largest political party. The party describes itself as a movement to bring honest, open, nonpartisan problem-solving to government; to promote responsible and sustainable governmental policies; to fight corruption; and to promote ballot access for citizens who want to be public servants. Sampson won the endorsement in a hardfought, head to head battle with his opponent, John Corky Mazurek. The caucus was held in Waterbury on August 24. I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Independent Party of Connecticut, which also backed me in 2012 Sampson said. I have done my best while serving to put aside partisan differences and vote for the best ideas, no matter where they come from. I believe it is my responsibility to honor the Constitution and vote the needs and interests of the people I represent. My exceptionally independent voting record reflects my commitment to my district and my principles. I am proud to stand with the Independent Party and deeply appreciate their recognition. Markley bags groceries State Senator Joe Markley (R-Southington) supported the Bag Food for Hunger drive at the Drust Family ShopRite in Southington. The event was held during the month of September as part of National Hunger Action month. Bagging groceries is not easy, but it was worth the effort knowing it was benefiting those who go without, said Sen. Markley. Markley joined other local celebrities and helped raise more nearly $8,000. The money will go directly into the community to help fight hunger. Customer s donations will help stock local food banks and food pantries. The Partners In Caring program, which is also sponsored by General Mills, began in 1999 and has raised more than $30 million to local food Pictured, from left, Mike Lebrun, Store Manage, Sen. Joe Markley, Donna Higgins, Cost Cutters Salon, and Pat Makowski, HR ShopRite helping in the Bag Food for Hunger Event in Southington. banks and pantries in the areas ShopRite serves and has donated to 1,700 charities throughout the Northeast. The program s mission is to raise funds for the fight against hunger, as well as raise awareness to let the community know that their own neighbors may be part of the population that is utilizing its own food bank. The store raises funds all year long with food sales, cookouts and donations collected at the cash register when patrons are finished shopping. Sen. Markley is the Ranking Member of the General Assembly s Human Services Committee. "Sausage and peppers at the UNICO booth. As soon as we got here tonight we headed straight over there." Michael Aparo Southington To the Editor, I recently saw a letter in the paper that a man had written in honor of his friend, and I couldn t help but think of my beloved aunt. Most knew her as Dolores Cupina, but we nieces and nephews called her Auntie Dodo. Although she had so much more living to do, she passed away over the summer after fighting a hard battle against myelofibrosis. I realize more and more each day that she is irreplaceable and possibly the most selfless, reliable and caring individual that I will ever know. I wanted to write "Hot apple crisp, and not only because my mom heads up the booth. It is the best." Jenn Accuosti Southington Letters something in her honor too because not only did she grow up and live here in Southington, but one might also say that she devoted her entire life to the well-being of others. My mother and my aunt know this firsthand, because auntie Dodo helped raise them after their mother died. It seems that all of her responsibilities as a young adult made her want to continue to take care of people. Quite naturally then, she became a nurse. She worked as a nurse for 50 years, finishing up her career at Bradley Memorial Hospital. She absolutely loved her job. Not only this, "Boy Scout Troop 17 baked potatoes." Allison Bradshaw Southington In honor of my aunt To the Editor, As a Southington native and lifelong resident, I feel fortunate to have Dave Zoni as our state Rep. Zoni is truly a man of the people who works hard to do well for his community. His perfect voting record speaks to his commitment to service, while his accessibility reflects a genuine dedication to his community. Always a smile on his face, Zoni has faithfully served his town in multiple capacities. He consistently makes Southington and its constituents his priority. He is a man with immense integrity, and therefore I am proud Dave Zoni is not only my State Representative, but also my friend. but she was also our nurse we could always call her with any medical question, and she always put us at ease. I needed to write this because I wish that everyone could have known this woman. To know her was a blessing. It has been a tremendous loss for our family, but what helps give us peace is remembering that she truly found and fulfilled her purpose here on Earth Auntie Dodo died on July 14, the same day as St. Camillus, the patron saint of nurses. Miss you always. Alexis Yanosy Southington I will vote for Dave Zoni *Editor s note: We will not accept politically themed letters past Oct. 24. Gerry Massarelli Southington EasyAccess O N L I N E Now Available Through Web Site

8 8 To advertise, call (860) 9 Healthy 16 Our Views Good 17 Spooky time at the drive-in ED HARRIS, editor LINDSEY CAREY, staff writer, JOHN GORALSKI, sports writer, JANET MORDINO, account executive, Published weekly by The Step Saver, Inc. 213 Spring St., Southington, CT editorial: advertising: fax All editorials are intended to reflect the position of the publisher and not that of any individual editorial writer. Signed columns, on the other hand, reflect the position of the author and not necessarily those of the publisher. Established in 1975 Making a Crucial Catch There will be an abundance of pink in the National Football League (NFL) this month. Football fans may have noticed the abundance of pink incorporated into Sunday s NFL games. Not typically a color associated with the manly sport, the players will wear pink towels, chin straps, gloves and, in some instances, shoes. The players pink apparel is to support the fight against breast cancer, as October is breast cancer awareness month. The pink apparel is just part of the NFL s A Crucial Catch program, a partnership with the American Cancer Society. The program encourages women to get annual screenings. All of the pink apparel worn at games by players and coaches, along with special game balls and pink coins, will be auctioned off at NFL Auction ( The proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society and team charities. The following is information taken from the American Cancer Society s website, Breast cancer is a tumor that starts out in the breast. Though commonly found in women, it is possible for males to get breast cancer. Most breast lumps are benign, meaning that they are not cancerous. Benign breast tumors are abnormal growths, but they do not spread outside of the breast and they are not life threatening. However, some benign lumps can increase a woman s risk of getting breast cancer. Most of these lumps are caused by fibrocystic changes. Cysts are fluid-filled sacs. Fibrosis is the formation of scarlike tissue. These changes can cause breast swelling and pain. They often happen just before a woman s period is about to start. The breasts may feel lumpy, and sometimes there is a clear or slightly cloudy nipple discharge. There are many types of breast cancer, but some are very rare. Sometimes a breast tumor can be a mix of these types or a mixture of invasive and in situ cancer. Breast cancer types include Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), the most common type, Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS), Invasive (or infiltrating) ductal carcinoma (IDC) Invasive (infiltrating) lobular carcinoma (ILC) and Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC), the least common form of breast cancer. There are several risk factors involved with breast cancer. Some of the factors are outside of a person s control. Some of the risk factors that are uncontrollable include, age, race, family history and personal history with breast cancer. Some of the more controllable risk factors include the use of birth control pills, lack of exercise, being overweight and alcohol. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), an estimated 1,660,290 people were expected to contract cancer in Of that number, 232,340 are females with breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. We urge women to do what they can to limit their chances of getting the disease and if they do have it, catching it early, when it is more treatable. According to statistics on, there is an estimated 2.5 million breast cancer survivors across the country. Hopefully, through the efforts of the Crucial Catch Program and Southington s Relay for Life, among other organizations, these survival numbers will increase dramatically. About a month or so back, I received an from Bonnie Burke. Bonnie and her husband Howard are the creative geniuses behind Spooky Kingdom, an annual Halloween attraction. The Burke family has run the attraction at their Lovely Drive home for close to a decade. It started out with several hand-carved tombstones and has grown to include 15 different animated attractions. The event was fun for all ages. A trip through Spooky Kingdom was free, though the Burke family asked guests to make a donation to the Connecticut Alzheimer s Association. The family was able to raise $2, last year. In the , Bonnie told me that the family was looking for a civic group to possibly take over Spooky Kingdom this year, as the event had become a bit too much for them. We tossed around the idea of passing it on last year because it had become too much for us, said Bonnie. The reason we would like to pass it on is that the community sees Spooky Kingdom as a Southington tradition and they look forward to the event each year. We really don t want to let any of those people down. After talking with Bonnie briefly, I decided to forward the to Town Councilor Dawn Miceli. I thought Campaign ads have never been worse I don t know about you, but I am thoroughly disgusted with the nasty and negative political campaign advertisements nowadays. Today s politicians have taken character assassination to unprecedented levels. If our revered Founding Fathers could see how their lofty ideals have been squashed by this generation of pompous, power-hunger pols, they would roll over in their graves. Political analysts claim negative campaigning works: the more mud you sling at your opponent the more likely you are to win. But it wasn t always that way. Just think back to the golden age of our republic. All those saintly men who now adorn our money would never stoop so low. They were men of character. They were true public servants who cared more about our fledgling nation than their own personal ambitions. What is happening today is just so sad. Here in Connecticut the campaign for governor is especially vile. The other day I saw a TV commercial that insinuated Tom Foley s mother was a prostitute, and that Foley himself is the offspring of one of her customers. This commercial then referred to Foley as bald, blind, crippled, and toothless, and concluded by charging that he is an effeminate freak who possesses both male and female sexual organs. Nice, huh? But moments later I saw another commercial, and this one charged that Governor Dan Malloy is having an affair with one of his staffers, and that if he is re-elected our state will become a place where murder, robbery, rape, adultery Ed Harris Thoughts around town Bill Dunn Laugh or Death and incest will be openly taught and practiced. Well, no wonder so much Hollywood money is pouring into Connecticut to get Malloy re-elected. A few days later a new round of campaign commercials aired. One ad called Foley a pimp, and claimed when he was ambassador to Ireland, he provided an innocent American girl to a high-ranking diplomat from Russia, who promptly ravaged the poor maiden. Then a commercial came on that accused Governor Malloy of being a cannibal, and the word was not used metaphorically; it was used literally. The claim was that the governor engages in secret midnight pagan rituals where human flesh is consumed. Can you believe this stuff?! It s gotten completely out of control! Oh wait, my mistake. The false mud-slinging accusations I ve just listed are not part of the current Connecticut gubernatorial race. Those claims were made a long time ago, during the political campaigns of our Spooky Kingdom could be a tremendous addition to the Southington Drive-in s annual Halloween festival. And, if that did not work out, I thought Dawn had enough contacts in the community to possibly help out the Burkes. As the story in this week s paper showcases, my hunch paid off. The Burke family is lending equipment, attractions and the know how behind Spooky Kingdom to the drive-in for its annual Halloween festival, on Saturday, Oct. 25. The Southington Drive-in s annual Halloween event has grown over the years. This is the fourth year of the festival, well technically the third, as a freak ice storm in 2011 crippled the state and put a halt to the festival. Everything is free, with the purchase of a car admission. Ticket prices are $10 for Southington residents and $15 for out-of-towners. Attractions include a haunted hay ride, where the Spooky Kingdom will take part, pony rides, a mini touch a truck event, an apple cannon launcher, a pie eating contest, bobbing for apples and face painting. At 5 p.m., there will be trunk or treating and a costume parade for the kids. The drive-in will also feature a double bill up on the big screen, beginning at 6 p.m., right around the time it start to get dark out these days. The first movie shown will be Monsters University. The second movie, the original A Nightmare on Elm Street, will be shown, following a brief interlude to allow parents to bring their children home. The drive-in s Halloween festival is a giant attraction. According to Dawn, it brings thousands of people to the grounds to enjoy all the activities and the Halloween themed double-bill. I have no doubt this year will showcase more of the same. If you are planning on going, I suggest you get there early, especially if you are only going for the movies. I am sure everyone will have a spooky time. Comments? nations revered and saintly Founding Fathers. During the presidential race of 1800, the Thomas Jefferson campaign referred to John Adams as bald, blind, crippled, and toothless, and claimed he was a hermaphrodite (which kind of means Adams would ve been comfortable with Facebook s 56 gender options). The Adams campaign accused Jefferson of sleeping with one of his slaves (which turned out to be not exactly incorrect), and warned that if the atheist from Monticello won the White House, murder, robbery, rape, adultery and incest will be openly taught and practiced. A couple of political seasons later, the supporters of John Quincy Adams charged that his opponent, Andrew Jackson, was not only a cannibal who feasted on Indian flesh, but that he also was the offspring of a racially-impure prostitute. Jackson s camp replied by claiming that Quincy Adams was a pimp who procured American gals for savage Russian leaders. Well, I m sure our saintly Founding Fathers didn t really mean it. After all, they were saintly, and their faces are on our money. The political campaigns today are much more nasty and negative because, um, because it makes me feel self-righteous to claim that things have never been so bad. And if you don t agree with me, you are toothless adulterer pimp cannibal. So there! Bill Dunn is a freelance writer who resides in Torrington. He can be reached at

9 To advertise, call (860) Good 17 Observing the 18 Faces in the Crowd Kevin Koski Fun at the Big E TAMMI NAUDUS Community is best part of town Each week we interview a regular person like you for our Faces in the Crowd. This week we meet Kevin Koski, an employee at Saucier Mechanical. How long have you been connected to Southington? My whole life. How do you like to spend your time in town? The community. What is your favorite movie? American History X. There are some good life lessons in the film. What is the best piece of advice that you have ever received? Don t touch that, it s hot. If you had a time machine where would you go? Anywhere where I don t have to work. SUBMITTED Nina Tonnotti, 92, eats a baked potato recently at the Big E. Tonnotti has visited the Big E every year, for the last 62 years. Sports...Page 38 Our Friends Library celebrates book with a pet parade Southington children celebrated the book There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by showing their pet pride at the Southington Library Pet Parade on Saturday, Sept. 27. Pets of all types, live and stuffed, took part. Among the participants were a mini-hamster, a Great Dane, mixed breed dogs and stuffed rabbits, tigers, kangaroos, cats and dogs. Following the parade, their masters made Oreo cookie spiders, decorated butterfly wings and created other animal crafts. Prizes were awarded to all as the crowd feasted on snacks decorated with realistic flies. STEPS holds tree planting at police department An annual tree dedication by STEPS was held at the Southington Police Department on Thursday, Sept. 25. The tree was planted in the front lawn, near the flag pole, at police headquarters on 69 Lazy Lane. Inclement weather shortened the planned dedication. Rev. James Debner, the pastorat Zion Luther Church and a member of the STEPS Advisory Board read a blessing and a prayer for the health and long life of the tree, symbolizing the healthy growth of the youth in the STEPS vision of the future. He also read a poem entitled The Tree. Heather Bartley, adult coordinator of STEP s Youth Committee, gave a statement on the work of the Youth in STEPS and how they (youth) had taken many initiatives in the promoting of the goals of STEPS and also in certain fund raising activities. Trever Rogers, a junior at Southington High School and a member of the STEPS Youth Committee and Youth Council explained the symbolism of the dedicated trees. This was the third tree dedication, with the first taking place in June 2012 at Recreation Park and in June 2013 at Mar Our Queen Church. The first tree was donated by Ali Nurseries with an engraved pacer donated by Mathieu Memorial Monuments. The last two trees were donated by Winterberry Gardens. Southington Police Chief Jack Daly also praised the accomplishments of STEPS. Other dignitaries were Practice make perfect SUBMITTED SUBMITTED among the crowd but did not speak because of the rain. TAMMI NAUDUS The Southington Apple Harvest Festival Hostesses joined in Bristol s Mum Parade last week.

10 10 To advertise, call (860) Our Healthy Lifestyles All you really need is love I ve been a Beatle maniac for 50 years. First of all, that 50 year thing is absolutely absurd. Seems like yesterday. Anyhow it was 50 years ago on February 9, 1964 that our family gathered around our Zenith black and white TV, with the rabbit ear antennae, to see the Beatles (John, Paul, George and Ringo) appear on the Ed Sullivan Show. My sister Linda acted as the family director and had us all dressed up and ready to perform. With three tennis rackets in hand (guitars) and large pots of pans as drums, we John Myers Southington YMCA were ready to perform. I think because I was somewhat ambidextrous, I was able to be the lefty Paul (who remains my favorite Beatle), my brother Rick was the natural for Ringo on drums and Steve (George) and Linda (John) filled in the rest of the fab four After hearing Ed Sullivan famous introduction Now yesterday and today our theater s been jammed with newspapermen and hundreds of photographers from all over the nation, and these veterans agreed with me that this city never has witnessed the excitement stirred by these youngsters from Liverpool who call themselves The Beatles. Now tonight, you re gonna twice be entertained by them. Right now, and again in the second half of our show. Ladies and gentlemen, The Beatles! Let s bring them on, the Beatles performed All My Loving, Till There Was You, She Loves You, I Saw Her Standing There, and finally I Want to Hold Your Hand. Well, since that time, I ve been hooked and the Beatles remain my favorite band of all time. So, what makes it even more special, The Y in recognition of the Beatles 50th anniversary, has chosen to use the Beatles as our theme for our upcoming Forever in Blue Jeans event on Friday, Nov. 21. Forever in Blue Jeans is the Y s signature fundraiser (Over $70,000 raised in 2013) to raise funds to support our financial assistance efforts for child care, camp, programs, & membership as well as support our Y in the Afternoon Outreach program and Teen programs. I am totally psyched for the Beatles overall theme and think all you need is love is perfect for our annual fundraiser I hope you can all join us on Nov. 21 for the Y s Forever in Blue Jeans event. It s another terrific example of the community coming together to support its own. We are also fortunate to recognize Walter Hushak with our annual Compass Award that evening. Walter is a shining example of someone giving back to his country and his community, because it s the right thing to do Please contact Donna Ayer, our Community Development Director for more info on Forever in Blue Jeans. or call As a chiropractic physician, I have two duties I had a conversation this morning with a very nice young lady which made me sad. I will explain why I was sad in a bit. But, the conversation made me think that I hadn t done my job very well. As a chiropractic physician, I have two duties. The first is to provide a good and effective chiropractic adjustment. Even though patients think that my job is to get them well or make them feel better, I can t do that. No one can. Your body is the one that gets you better. I am the facilitator, the helper, the guide which allows your body to express its ability to heal. My other duty is to educate the patient. I try to do this every time the individual comes in. We talk about Dr. Carol Grant Alternatively Speaking their problem, what they have to do to encourage healing, what they have to do to prevent it from coming back. We also talk about health in general, how do you know if you are healthy or not, where Chiropractic fits into a healthy life style and so much more. I have a lovely young woman as a patient who has severe facial pain. She was referred in by her primary doctor and after examining her I felt she had TMJ syndrome or problem with her jaw joint. The examination also revealed quite a lot of problems in her neck, yet she didn t have any neck pain per se, other than some stiffness. Her x-rays showed a significant reversal of the normal curve in her neck. In the process of educating her I explained that her neck had what chiropractors call subluxations or areas where the bones were not lined up right and not moving correctly. This was complicating her jaw problem and both had to be addressed in order for her to be well. I encouraged her to attend a workshop that I hold every Tuesday to explain more about her problem. She learned that her neck misalignments were irritating nerves and making her muscle tight and sore. Obviously both of these problems caused pain. But another problem which would develop over time would be arthritis. At this point, her neck was showing minimal arthritis changes but I showed her pictures of people who ignored these types of problems and developed severe degeneration. After all, the spine was not in its normal position and was under stress. Stress from any source, trauma, misalignments etc, would eventually cause arthritis. In the course of her treatments, as she was getting better, she told me about her sister who was a hard working person and her fiancé who had back pain. She wondered if they had subluxations and might be developing arthritis. I told her I had no idea and the only way to know for sure would be for them to come in and get checked out. I gave her some information and she promised to tell her family members. Her sister was interested in coming in but it took a while to find the right time. After a while, she said to her sister, my patient, Why am I going there again? And this is where it gets sad. Her sister was unable to tell her again why it is so important to get checked. In fact my patient actually said Well if it isn t broke, don t fix it. How would she know that it wasn t broke? The only thing she knew was that she had no pain. Well, people who are developing heart disease or cancer or cavities have no pain until later. And unfortunately, arthritis is not painful until later on as well. So I am sad that I didn t do a very good job educating my patient. I will have to try again and make sure the big picture is clear. Dr. Carol Grant, a local chiropractor, does not intend this column to substitute for medical advice. She urges you to always consult with your personal physician before changing any current program. Power of attorney is the most important legal tool you can have Stephen Allaire Elder Security A power of attorney may be the most important legal tool you can have. It allows your trusted family members to sign for you if you cannot sign for yourself. No matter your age, a sudden accident or health issue could result in your inability to sign for yourself. When my daughters were in their 20s and heading off to Africa, they thought their lawyer father was being overly protective when I insisted they sign power of attorneys to me and my wife. But, even for them, it came in handy when I had to handle some banking transactions for them back here in the USA. So what is a power of attorney? It is a legal document that gives someone else the power to act for you. It can be for a specific matter, such as selling a house, or almost any financial or legal document you need to sign. Many people ask, What is a durable power of attorney? That simply means the power of attorney is still good, even if you become incapable. In colonial times, the legal theory was that if you were incapable, the person named as your power of attorney also could not have the power to act. Over the last half century, with people living longer and suffering from diminished mental capacity, the whole reason to do a power of attorney is to take care of matters if they become incapable. So all states have enacted laws permitting durable power of attorneys. Who should you name as power of attorney? The critical factor is trustworthiness. You should know implicitly that your power of attorney will act in your best interest. A second factor is good judgment when handling your financial affairs. A third factor, if your children hold power of attorney, is that they will cooperate in looking after your needs. It does no good to name two people if they end up fighting over what to do. In this internet age, people often think downloading a form from cyberspace will do what they want. From long experience seeing unfortunate results, it is safe to say that you need a good power of attorney that will allow the person you choose to handle any matter you might reasonably foresee. For example, the standard Connecticut Short Form Power of Attorney does not include gifting powers. If one spouse becomes sick and needs Title 19, the family home can be protected be transferring it to the healthy spouse. But without gifting powers, that healthy spouse won t have the authority to transfer good title to herself or himself. Or they may not be able to handle IRAs unless specifically stated. If the power of attorney is inadequate, they may have to seek a conservatorship to do the transfer which is time consuming and expensive. One problem with power of attorneys is getting bonds or investment companies to accept them, especially if they are more than a few years old. This can usually be solved by the attorney putting a certification on them that they are still valid. In short, most everyone needs a durable power of attorney that covers the gamut of their financial needs. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Your mother told you that. Attorney Stephen O. Allaire is a partner in the law firm of Allaire Elder Law, LLC, a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc., and the Life Care Planning Law Firm Association with offices at 271 Farmington Ave., Bristol, (860) , or on the web at If you have a question, send a written note to Attorney Allaire at Allaire Elder Law, LLC, 271 Farmington Ave., Bristol, CT, 06010, and he may use your question in a future column. Point & Click Read it all on the Web.

11 To advertise, call (860) Lots of events this month at the Southington Library The following programs will take place at the Southington Library this month. Celebrate National Italian American Heritage Month at the Southington Library on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m. The Southington Library will host Anthony V. Riccio, author of Farms, Factories, and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut. The book took almost a decade to write. Riccio traveled the state conducting oral history interviews with elderly Italian American women in a race against time. The Italian American women profiled in this book represent the last of a generation who could reconstruct small village life in rural Jennifer G. Sprengelmeyer, a student at Valley Forge Military Academy and College, Wayne, PA., has graduated from the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps Leader Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky. The four-week course is a leadership internship for cadets that can lead to the ultimate goal of becoming Army officers. College students experience and examine the Army without incurring an obligation to serve, and are eligible to receive two-year college scholarship offers and attend the ROTC Advanced Course at their colleges. Cadets are observed and evaluated during classroom and field training exercises to determine their officer potential in leadership abilities and skills. The cadets are trained to have a sound understanding of traditional leadership values during the challenging, motivating hands-on training. The training develops well-disciplined, highly motivated, physically conditioned students, and helps improve the cadets regions of southern Italy, weaving stories of uprooting themselves from families to journey to America in steerage, often with two or three young children in tow. The book s visual documentation comes from family albums, which provide rare glimpses of their experiences in southern Italy and their working lives in Connecticut. The portraits of these women storytellers reveal visual biographies in the expression of their faces. Riccio will discuss the research and interview process he used to write the book. Mr. Riccio thanks Southington residents, Joanne Cotugno, Alphonse D Angelo, Florence DeFeo, Lorraine Mangione and Jean Simone, for their permission to record their life stories. Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing following the presentation. Mr. Riccio is Stacks Manager at the Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University. He is the author of The Italian American Experience in New Haven: Images and Oral Histories and Boston s North End: Images and Recollections of an Italian-American Neighborhood, and the coauthor, with Silvio Suppa, of Cooking with Chef Silvio: Stories and Authentic Recipes from Campania, also published by SUNY Press. The Healthy Living series will continue this month. On Friday, Oct. 17, at self-confidence, initiative, leadership potential, decision making, and collective team cohesion. The cadets receive training in fundamental military skills, Army values, ethics, Warrior ethos, basic rifle marksmanship, small arms tactics, weapons training, drill and ceremony, communications, combat water survival training, rappelling, land navigation, and squad-level operations field training. Sprengelmeyer is the daughter of Arthur Sprengelmeyer of South Windsor, Conn. and noon, the topic is managing menopause. Menopause is a natural change but its symptoms can be challenging. The good news is that there are ways to manage menopausal symptoms and live more comfortably. During this program, learn about, recognizing the signs of menopause, hormonal and non-hormonal treatments and managing menopause with a healthy lifestyle. Chronic sinusitis is the topic for discussion on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. What s the best treatment for sinus troubles that won t go away? Chronic sinusitis affects millions of people. Join ear, nose and throat expert Dr. Barbara Hayes of Southington. She is a 2013 graduate of Southington High School. Carl L. Venditto, a Southington resident, and a Connecticut U.S. Army Ambassador, recently participated in a three day Military Intelligence Readiness Command Senior Leadership Forum in Washington DC. The conference provided a venue to educate senior intelligence leaders on the management of resources, structure, equipment, mobilization and Edward Lee, MidState Health physician, as he discusses what causes this condition, how to diagnose it, and how to treat it. Festive Chocolates for the Holidays will take place on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. Maria Poirier- Brandriff, long time chef and chocolatier, will demonstrate making festive chocolates for the holidays. Attendees will learn about chocolate with samples included and tips will be provided on making desserts and chocolates. Mrs. Brandriff started out as a self-taught chef or as she puts it Julia Child taught me to cook. She has always had a strong interest in dessert and pastry making, intelligence training. The forum also updated leaders on the latest intelligence process, concepts and strategies from the Washington based intelligence community. 11 which eventually evolved into a passion for chocolate making. In 2001, she completed a certificate of Gastronomy from the University of New Haven and in the winter of 2004, she took a private course in chocolate making with a professional chocolatier in the city of Arles in Provence, France. Her presentation will include a discussion of the varieties of chocolate available and how to work with chocolate. Registration is required for all library events and seating is limited. To register for a program on-line at g, click on Calendar or contact the Reference Department at x 5. Locals continue to make their mark in the US military Our Scholars Locals graduate from Southern CT State University Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) recently released its list of 2014 graduates. Plantsville: Andrew Brooks, Scott Gordon, Ryan Ianni, Kaitlyn Macri, Andrea Silva, Matthew Wayton. Southington: John SUBMITTED Getting ready for 68th reunion The committee for the 68th reunion of the Lewis High School Class of 1946 recently met. Pictured, from left, Norma Zygmunt, Robert Leach, Edward Kordys, Katherine Kalwat, Marge Cushing, Betty Arcano and Vivian More. Not pictured are Ruthann Bussett, Eleanore Bandeccki and Pasco D Dunno. The reunion is Friday, Oct. 17 at the Back Nine Tavern. Chipelo, Rachel Colston, Melissa English, Mary Galuska, Alyssa Granata, Brenda Higley, Dorothy Kowar, Agnieszka Pajor, The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, has awarded 44 Connecticut high school seniors scholarships through its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. The program, one of the Comcast Foundation s Domenic Pascariello, Sarah Ryszkiewicz, Corinne Smith, Lindsay Vitale, Katelin Waltz, Rebecca Wilmot. Local Xavier student wins a Comcast scholarship signature community investment programs, recognizes students leadership skills, academic achievement and commitment to community service. Milldale resident Samuel Soundararajan, a student at Xavier High School in Middletown, was among those to earn a scholarship. Col. Venditto served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve in numerous air and ground intelligence billets during his 35 years of active and reserve service.

12 12 To advertise, call (860) Obituaries Linda Campochiaro, worked as a dental hygienist Linda (Stepensky) Campochiaro, 50, died at 10:15 a.m., on Saturday, Sept. 26, after a very difficult, fourweek-long battle with a rare autoimmune disease of unknown origin. The disease may have taken Linda away from her family, but it never took her strong will to survive and her incredible beauty, even in her time of suffering. Linda was a dental hygienist and also helped in the office with the family business, Maximum Sound & Security. She is survived by her husband and love of her life, Ralph, daughter Brittany (Brie), and son Andrew (Drew). She is also survived by her parents, John & Irene (Brochu) Stepensky of Kensington; her brother John Stepensky, Jr. and his wife Dawn of Kensington; her sister, Donna Stepensky and her husband Dean Zariphes of Southington; and her sister, Janet Scalise and her husband Joe of Glastonbury. She also had many nieces & nephews and a large extended family, on both sides, that she loved dearly; as well as a few close friends (and as Linda would say They know who they are ). Removal of Almost Anything! Linda was all about her family and lived everyday for them. Her love for her children and husband Campochiaro superseded all else in the world. She loved her morning coffee, cooking with her daughter, playing Guitar Hero with her son, a great glass of wine and/or a Kettle One Martini (not too dry, with three Olives). She loved to travel and travel she did with her husband. Linda had an unimaginable love affair with her husband, and they spent most of their time together over the last 30 years. People knew Linda, but didn t know much about Linda because she was a very private person. She was most comfortable spending quiet days and evenings with her family or very small groups of friends. This was odd in a way because she was also the life of every party, with her sense of humor and dancing prowess, and lit up every room that she walked into with her smile and beauty (both inside and out). Scott Smith, was an avid Nascar fan and loved music Scott D. Smith, 42, of Waterbury and formerly of Southington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 2,at St. Mary s Hospital in Waterbury. He had been the loving husband and best friend of Andrea (Volpe) Smith. Scott was born on November 07, 1971 in Norwich. He was the loving son of Donald Smith and Joyce (Cushing) Smith. He was a longtime Southington resident before moving to Waterbury in Scott had a wonderful sense of humor and had the ability to make anyone laugh. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid Nascar fan and he loved music. In addition to his wife and his parents, Scott is survived by his two children: Tyler Smith Blanchette and his partner Amanda Boudreau of Bristol and Shawna Smith of Maryland and his two grandsons; Hunter and Gavin Blanchette. He also leaves behind his cousins Tammy Mancino, Cody Albee and Amber Albee of Southington, many relatives in Canada and two lifelong friends, who he considered family, Christopher Cadrain of Southington and Daniel Cadrain of Plainville. Observer obit policy Obituaries run for free in The Southington Observer. Have them sent in to us or them to Editor Ed Harris at Our deadline is noon Friday for the following week s edition. Rubbish Appliances Furniture Junk Basements Garages Estate Move Outs Cannot be combined with any other offer. (860) Fully Insured Family Operated Free Estimates Paul Clements, worked for the school board Paul Clements, 63, of Southington, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, at HCC, Bradley Memorial. He was the husband of Renelee (Plourd) Clements. He was born Aug. 6, 1951 in Southington, the son of the late Vincent A. Sr. and Stella (Krystofolski) Clements. He had been employed by the Southington Board of Education for 30 years. Paul was a member of the Polish Falcons Nest # 307 and loved hunting, fishing and cigars. Paul is survived by Installation - Service - Repair Water heater replacements - Gas, Oil, Electric High-efficiency tankless water heaters installed Faucet and fixture replacement and repair Water filter installation Serving the Community for over 25 years Now offering same day service Mon-Fri 24 HR. EMERGENCY SERVICE Complete kitchen and bathroom remodel services available Gas pipe for - Fireplace log kits - Gas grills - Pool heaters One call for all your plumbing needs (860) PAUL S CARPENTRY SERVICES REMODELING DOORS WINDOWS Call Licensed & Insured - FREE ESTIMATES - CT LIC # - P Fax # (860) his children, Hilary Kizilski and K.J. of Kensington, Heather Poutouves and Paul, Haley Neill and Scott, Paul S. Clements Jr. all of Southington. He also leaves his brothers, Kenneth Krystofolski of Plantsville, Vincent A. Clements Jr. of Kensington and Peter Clements of Plantsville, 7 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many great friends. Paul was loved by all who knew him. Emma Galligan, was active in the community Emma Jean (Hilton) Galligan, 89, of Southington, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Summit of Plantsville. She was the wife of the late Matthew Galligan II. Emma Jean was born December 13, 1924 in Hedlin, Alabama, the daughter of the late Clifton and Lillian (Creel) Hilton. Advertise here! You re reading it. Your customers are too! Call The Observer/Step Saver (860) She and her husband were Southington residents since 1946 and were very active in the Galligan community. Emma Jean and her husband were founding members of St. Aloysius Church in Plantsville. She is survived by her children, Patricia Sullivan and husband Thomas of Southington and Nokomis, FL, and Matthew Galligan and wife Birgit of VA; her granddaughters, Debbie Sullivan Valk, Deanna Lempicki and husband Brent, Darlene Sullivan, Dawn Sullivan, Donna Maguire and husband (860) Jamie and Riley Galligan; six great grandchildren, Melissa and Daniel Valk, Lindsey and Sarah Lempicki and Evan and Erik Maguire; She also leaves numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Dorothy Howard and Marie Gonneville and a niece Annette Lehrman. Angela Zawisza, was a lifelong town resident Angela Nellie T. (Gwara) Zawisza, 92, of Southington, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, Oct. 5. She had been the loving wife of the late Chester Walter Zawisza Sr. for nearly 50 years. She was predeceased by her son Chester Walter Zawisza Jr. and her daughter Barbara Ann Zawisza. Born on November 28, 1921, in Meriden, to the late Stanley and Bernice (Galonska) Gwara, she had been a lifelong Southington resident. Angela was a longtime member of the Immaculate Conception Church. She loved the Red Sox and betting on the horses. She enjoyed spending time in her garden and vacationing in New Hampshire, but most of all she loved spending time with all of her grandchildren. Angela is survived by her daughter Emily Library has new book bin The Friends of the Southington Library have recently installed a new Drop Off bin for book donations for their Bookstore in the lower level of the library. The bin is located in the back adjacent to the parking lot, in front of the staff entrance near Meriden Avenue. All donations of books must now be placed in the bin. They can no longer be left at the bottom of the stairs, as in the past. Residents can still drop off their donations in the bookstore during its hours of operation. Indomenico of Southington and 6 grandchildren: Maria (Fusco) Indomenico of Southington, Joseph Zawisza and wife Karen of Newington, Robert Zawisza and wife Hope of Winsted, Paul and Tanya Indomenico of Southington, Chad Zawisza and wife Jamie of Chester and Tara Satkowski and husband Tim of Westfield, MA and 11 greatgrandchildren: Mark, Shane and Talia Fusco, Rylee, Mya, and Mason Indomenico, Joseph, Michael and Zachary Zawisza, Dylan and Colton Zawisza and Mia and Jake Satkowski. She is also survived by her brother John Gwara and his wife Flavia of Meriden, her sister Victoria Slowkowski of Meriden, her daughter-in-law Molly Zawisza of Southington, her very dear friends, Elaine Raymond of Meriden and Joseph Fournier of New Britain and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by six siblings, Stanley, Anthony, Benjamin and Edward Gwara and Helen Ticino and Alice Victor. In lieu of flowers, donations in Angela s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. 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13 To advertise, call (860) Utilizing realistic fire training On Saturday, Oct. 18, the Southington High School Blue Knights Marching Band will present the 22nd Annual Music of the Knight marching band competition at Fontana Field at Southington High School. This event is a US Bands sanctioned marching competition. Seventeen high school bands, from across Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York, will be competing. The final performance schedule will be posted by US bands on their website Glenn Dube Fire Department News and Notes Each time we respond to a call it is with the understanding that we can never be quite certain of what we are walking into. What we are dispatched for is often times not what we find as we arrive. Nowhere is this more apparent than when we respond to motor vehicle accidents. Auto makers are constantly looking to improve the products they make. Safety is as central a focus for them as it is for us, and they are continually looking for ways to make vehicles safer for the passengers riding in them. The double edged sword here is that the safer they make the vehicles the harder it can be for us to disentangle victims following a wreck. Improved design and stronger construction of the structural members in the passenger compartment and a proliferation of vehicle airbags located in every conceivable interior space are just two of the many challenges we may face during an accident which requires extrication using hydraulic rescue tools. Every year, new vehicles, or updated versions of current models, hit the market and with that comes the need for constant training on our part to develop or modify our procedures. New construction techniques and safety improvements mean new or updated procedures during motor vehicle accident responses. Recently Southington s firefighters have been training on motor vehicle extrication. Removing doors and roofs, lifting dashboards, and working on vehicles that are on their sides or upside down have all been part of our training evolutions. Early on the evening of Monday, Sept. 29, career firefighters assigned to D Shift teamed up with volunteer firefighters from Company 3 on Clark Street, and Company 5 on River Street, for a four hour extrication drill at Chuck and Eddie s on Old Turnpike Road. The firefighters worked on a half dozen different evolutions using hydraulic rescue tools, hand tools, high pressure Music of the Knight has been designated a Gold Event by US Bands and is one of the largest and most well attended high school band competition in New England. It is the band s major fund-raiser of the season and, with the assistance of many sponsors in the community, the band relies on this event to raise about 50 percent of its operating budget. The event kicks off at 4 pneumatic airbags for lifting upside down vehicles and stabilization equipment used on vehicles that come to rest on either their side or roof. In addition to practicing with the equipment firefighters also studied door and dashboard construction and peeled away the vehicle s interior molding to look at safety systems like airbags and seatbelt pretension systems. This type of realistic training plays a vital role in maintaining our skills and keeping up with the annual changes in vehicle construction and features. A critically important part of this training is the partnership between the Southington Fire Department and Chuck and Eddie s. The staff at Chuck and Eddie s has always been incredibly supportive of our life safety mission and goes out of their way to supply us the vehicles we need to make these drills happen. In the past few weeks they have provided us with nearly a dozen vehicles to practice extrication techniques on. Chuck and Eddie s also provide both the vehicles and the training location for the extrication portion of the Connecticut Fire Academy s Recruit Firefighter program. Twice a year, for two to three days, CFA recruits descend on Chuck and Eddie s to gain the extrication knowledge they will put to use after graduating. p.m., with performances by the Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School Band, under the direction of Richard Santanella, and the John F. Kennedy Middle School Band, under the direction of Tim Johnson. The award winning Southington Blue Knights Marching Band, under the direction of Jeff Shaw and Sara Ossias will perform an exhibition of their 2014 Show, Lasting Impressions. The management and staff at Chuck and Eddie s have our sincere thanks for their unwavering support of our department and its life safety mission. They play a critical, yet unheralded role in helping us maintain our extrication proficiency. We simply could not make this happen without them. We will close this month with two quick items. Throughout October Southington firefighters will once again be wearing pink T-shirts while on duty in support of research for a breast cancer cure. Also, please remember to use caution on Halloween as large numbers of child sized ghosts, goblins, and princesses fill our neighborhoods in search of treats. Have a safe month and enjoy the beginning of fall. Music of the Knight set to take place on Saturday, Oct. 18 SEASONED FIREWOOD READY TO BURN Delivered. In yard pick up available Shrub & Hedge Trimming $75 (860) PAUL R. MASTRIANNI BARC BITES ext 128 All Natural 621 Jerome Avenue Bristol, CT $ DOG BISCUITS 3 75 lb. The DINING ROOM Special of the Week WARM TURKEY PESTO SANDWICH $ 6 75 SOUPS Mon. Columbus Day Holiday Tues. Creamy Tomato Wed. Taco Thurs. Pasta Sausage Fri. Newport Clam Chowder Dogs Love Them The GROWING CENTER ext 133 OPEN MONDAY - FRIDAY 9:30AM TO 3:30 PM We have beautiful hardy mums for your fall gardens. 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14 14 To advertise, call (860) What s the big stink about kitty litter? Sarah Johnson Pictures from Home Meet my cats, Pepper and Toaster. The next photo is the hellish corner where their litter box lives. I don t know if my cats are just jerks or if every cat is this messy. They are both young males. A good day is when they don t kick litter all over the floor or leave a little surprise on the carpet in front of the box. Over the years, I feel as though our family has gotten a fairly solid routine down to keep odor and mess under control. We have the deepedged box, a carpet in front of it, a box of baking soda for additional odor control, a pet odor candle, a small garbage basket with bags and a litter scoop and a brush, dustpan and small handheld vacuum. Sound overwhelming? Well it is. But I continue to assert that my cats are worth it. Anyhow, the seminal argument in keeping cat ownership neat and tidy inevitably comes down to the great litter debate. What kind you use and why? I put the question out to my readers. Not surprisingly, based on my prior research into the prevalence of cat ownership, lots of people weighed in on this dirty little issue. I ll start off the list with our family s regular choice, which is the Tidy Cats with the blue label. Now that we ve only got two cats in our home (having previously had four), we don t need to buy it quite as large or often, so we settle on the plastic handle container that runs about $10 whether at the grocery store or the local pet store. My personal reasons for Open House - Sunday Pleasant St Southington BRISTOL $204, Louisiana Ave. OPEN SUN 12-2PM $216,500 3 bedroom, bath, 2-car, big private back yard, enclosed porch, finished lower level, close to schools. Hosted by: Kevin Della Bianca. For Private Showing Call Kevin Della Bianca Realtor, ABA, Green, GRI (Cell) (Office) (Fax) BRISTOL $166, Stafford Ave OPEN SUN 1-3PM sticking with this brand are that it has no weird artificial odor, it clumps very well, and it mixes easily with generic baking soda to cut down the ammonia in cat urine. The amount of dust is also very limited, in my experience. Apparently, no litter on earth will convince my mildly-inbred cat to cover his poo, but that s another story altogether. As for what others are using, it s quite a gamut. I ll start with the supporters of natural, recycled litters. Tina Michaud, who lives with her kitty near San Francisco, Calif. uses Dr. Elsy s Precious Cat Litter because its hypo-allergenic. She says the website lists it as all natural, hard clumping, and 99.9 percent dust free with superior odor control. It s the best I ve ever used, she said. Both Amanda Levesque and Trisha Connelly of Bristol love Cedarific for its pleasant smell, good price and recycled origins. Trisha also adds baking soda for additional ammonia control. She has three boy-cats. I feel her pain. My friend Neil Parzych similarly uses Feline Pine. It stays in the box, doesn t smell like litter and doesn t get stuck to their feet. He also added that it tastes amazing. I will let your minds decide if he s joking, but from a professional standpoint, don t eat your cat litter. I am told I did this as a toddler and it didn t end well. My friend Karen Graffeo uses Stop & Shop brand pine pellet litter for her cat, KC. I can scoop the poop, shake off the pine pellets, then flush. I love not having to bag poop. My friend Shana Kent, who lived in Middletown, recalls when we lived next door to each other that we used a corn-based litter for the cats as well as the ferrets. It was about $8 a bag and it smelled great but we can t recall the name. Any ideas on that one? Elizabeth Parenti of Bristol, like myself, uses Tidy Cats, but the red label. (I ll note my amusement that these cat litters sound more like whiskey labels than toilet liners.) I like that it has really hard clumps. It doesn t get stuck in my husband s paws either! (I know no shortage of comedians who happen to own cats.) I can find it on sale sometimes, but I d rather pay a little more for a really good litter than a cheap one that doesn t clump. Then the pee just goes in little bits everywhere and I feel like it s not really clean. George Sebastian- Coleman of Unionville, Amy Drew of Bristol, and Lauren O Brien of New Britain all use Arm & Hammer for it s odor control and low-dust factor. Several votes from friends and even my former colleague, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Edward Dimmick, spoke for storebrand, generic clumping litters. Dr. Dimmick says I look for unscented scooping litter. The scooping because it s easier for me and lasts longer; and unscented because most cats hate perfumes. There s no specific preferred brand; but I usually use the Pet Supplies Plus one because it s inexpensive. Steve Coan of Bristol likes Aldi s store brand Fine Feline. It wasn t too fine or sandy like some and over that many years with Missy, (the family s cat whom they just lost after 20 years) I think we tried every brand. Her box could be cleaned easily and the odor was almost nonexistent. After a number of years we would always fear using another brand (Aldi s would occasionally run out) as Missy would take revenge by leaving a surprise in another location, like our shoes, for instance. My ultimate assessment comes down to that for most people, it really depends on your cat. Some are stinkier than others. Some have cat OCD and others are like little furry bachelors, leaving a mess constantly behind. 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15 To advertise, call (860) Plantsville Nursery School celebrates 60 years Over their 60 years, the as a group, like singing songs, Through practicing the By LINDSAY CAREY nursery school has only had and conducting the pledge of alphabet and numbers, Staff Writer 29 teachers at the facility. allegiance. Boychuck said the children In 1955, the Mother s Considering that at one point We try to keep to the get a sense of the academic Club of Plantsville they had six teachers on staff basics, I know there are some world and can go into Congregational United between a morning and schools that try to do a little kindergarten with familiarity Church of Christ saw a need afternoon class schedule, more, said Boychuck. There and confidence. for a nursery school and successfully opened it during a retention is high. Unlike are all kinds of steps that a The Plantsville other schools, the teachers at child goes through in their Community Nursery school time when most mothers Plantsville tend to stay on growth and development. We also tries to help students stayed home with their children. board for a long time. work with the children at the develop their speech skills, They re here because age level that they are at. which is unique for a nursery Now, Plantsville they want to be here and not Teachers work with their school. The teachers do Community Nursery School SUBMITTED because it s just another job, students to learn basic skills show and tell with the children everyday, because they is going on 60 years of teaching three and four year olds, Students play outside at Planstville Nursery said former Director Debbie that will prepare them for Boychuck. Our teachers stay kindergarten. Through arts believe it is a beneficial way making it the oldest nursery School. The school, which opened in 1955, will so there s continuity to the and crafts activities, which to cultivate a child s confidence in the classroom. school in the area. soon celebrate its 60th anniversary. program as well. require coloring, cutting and Director Anne Graham Today, the nursery pasting, the students develop A child takes pride in said that enrollment varies stay open because it has their time at the facility. school has a small staff of their fine motor skills. the toys they have, said each year. Plantsville developed a good reputation. You think they won t two. One has been with the Boychuck said that simply playing with blocks can tell everyday, because it s very Boychuck. We do show and Community Nursery School According to Graham, remember you, because they school for 13 years and the currently has around 32 students, between their protion students that attend the said Graham, who has been Boychuck said that the early math skills, because feel comfortable in front of there are some third genera- were so young, but they do, other for about 20 years. serve to develop a child s important that the children grams. school because their parents with the nursery school for teachers work as a team and they learn how to sort of colors and shapes. threatening to them. their peers without it being Graham said that she and grandparents remember 12 years. do certain activities together believes the facility is able to Local Panera Bread backs Pink Ribbon Bagels in October Panera Bread will partner with Rebecca Lobo to support the Connecticut Sports Foundation and the RuthAnn Lobo Award in Social Work at UConn, two areas that complement the life and work of Rebecca s late mother, RuthAnn Lobo. The partnership, now in its second year, will take place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when Panera Bread will conduct its annual Pink Ribbon Bagel campaign for the 13th consecutive year. Panera Bread bakery-cafes in Connecticut will donate 25 cents from each Pink Ribbon Bagel purchased during the month of October to the Connecticut Sports Foundation, which provides funds to families battling cancer to help with daily living expenses. Rebecca Lobo is an American television basketball analyst and played in the Women s National Basketball Association (WNBA) from 1997 to 2003, after leading UConn s 1995 undefeated national championship team and the 1996 US Olympic team. She is the daughter of RuthAnn Lobo, a long-time breast cancer survivor who lost her battle after 18 years. A former Simsbury resident and school counselor at Granby Memorial Middle School, RuthAnn Lobo emerged as a tireless advocate and inspiration for women whose lives had been interrupted by breast cancer. 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16 16 To advertise, call (860) Rosemary Champagne hits half century mark in hair care By LINDSAY CAREY Staff Writer Southington hairdresser Rosemary Champagne celebrated 50 years in her profession with family, close friends and clients at her salon, Hair Expo, on Friday, Sept. 26. It feels wonderful, said Champagne. The salon was crowded with guests in almost every chair eating and sharing stories of their local hairdresser. Collages of old photos were up on the walls of the Hair Expo, where Champagne has conducted business for 38 years. Champagne s life changing diagnosis of Non- Hodgkins lymphoma in 1985 changed her life completely. Not only did she survive and author My Detour on Life s Highway, she began to use her cosmetology skills to help other women with illnesses. She has used her skills through the American Red By MICHAEL C. JULIANO Special to The Observer The state s home construction industry saw a significant gain from last month, yet experienced a slight dip from a year ago. In a report released Thursday, the state Department of Economic and Community Development said the 128 Connecticut municipalities that report monthly data approved permits for 380 units in August, 16 percent more than the 327 approved in June, but 9 percent fewer than the 416 units approved in August Cross s Look Good Feel Good program to show women with cancer how to wear wigs, turbans and do their makeup to help them feel beautiful despite their hair loss. She has also volunteered to help battered women at the Waterbury Women s Shelter. I ve been an educator, a trophy winner, I ve been active in the union and done a lot of platform work, said Champagne. 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17 To advertise, call (860) Our Night on the Town Observing the 18 21 Apple Harvest Road 38 Connecticut s firmly entrenched in cinematic underground This Saturday, Connecticut s dipping into the celluloid underground on again this year when The New England Underground Film Festival returns for its fourth annual presentation. Michael Finnegan, a filmmaker based in New Haven, will be screening To Touch a Nerve. Press materials about the film explain it is A documentary portrait of Mike Jenkins, a poet and AIDS awareness activist based in New Britain, Conn. Observer: What do you like about the concept of an underground film festival in Connecticut? Michael Finnegan: I have never been to this fest before and actually I have just started visiting film festivals recently. I had the opportunity to check out the Tribeca fest last year. I The festival is programmed by Phil Hall, contributing editor for the online resource Film Threat ( and author of the books The History of Independent Cinema and The Greatest Bad Movies of All Time/ The festival will feature three films Connecticutbased filmmakers Daniel Kuriakose of Woodbury, Michael Finnegan of New Haven, and Samuel B. Russell of Fairfield. The Observer caught up with all three filmmakers via to talk about the festival and the festival. The New England Underground Film Festival is at The University of Hartford s Gray Conference Center, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 12 to 6 p.m. General admission is $10 Michael Finnegan presents, To Touch a Nerve went and saw all the short films that screened. [I checked] out the New Haven film fest and a few days ago went to see the Manhattan short films fest. So this will be the fourth festival I attended. I like this one because its local and it attracts local filmmakers. So it can be a more of a networking event for local filmmakers. Also, it keeps the art of filmmaking alive. O: What drew you to film as your chosen creative medium? M: Well I have always had a creative side to me. I couldn t draw or paint I A still from Michael Finnegan s To Touch a Nerve. loved to tell stories and hear the stories of people so I figured why not give filmmaking a shot. So far I really enjoy it and hope to keep on telling stories for years to come. O: Why do you think your particular film fits the definition of an underground film? M: My film is call To Touch A Nerve. It s based on a recovering heroin addict from New Britain, Conn. So it s a story of a person who struggled in a struggling urban area in New England so the demographics are there and this project wasn t sponsored by anyone and the budget was from whatever I could afford so I think that qualifies it as underground. O: Talk to me about the genesis of your piece. M: The film is a story of an individual who draws you into his story. Against all odds he was able to stay positive and climb out of and students with school ID can pay $5. For more information on the other films at the festival, go by Mike Chaiken the pits of society. It s about a man that hits the lowest of the lows but is able to get up and really change his life and now helps others change their life as well. O: What do you want your audience to feel about what they ve seen when the final credits roll? M: Well, I want people to know that no matter how low and down you are you can still get up. Life never stops so don t let it keep going to be better. If not for yourself but for others. by Mike Chaiken Samuel B. Russell of Fairfield will screen We re Goners Relax It s Fine. Press materials explain the plot as follows: A young girl must pass through a magical forest filled with bizarre creatures to confront the singing volcano who threatens to destroy her home. Observer: What do you like about the concept of an underground film festival in Connecticut? Samuel B. Russell: I ve lived in Connecticut all my life. I like that there s a space close to home for art outside the mainstream. Samuel B. Russell presents, We re Goners Relax It s Fine O: What drew you to film as your chosen creative medium? S: The obvious answer is that I grew up watching movies. I like that it s an experience that entertains more than one sense, and that viewing a film is a group experience. Though I guess that can be said for other mediums as well. I really love the production of a film, and how elaborate it can get, and the problem solving it calls for. I always like the idea that cinema production is a sort of magic trick you re putting on for the audience. O: Why do you think your particular film fits the definition of an underground film? S: We re Goners It s Samuel B. Russell s We re Goners Relax It s Fine will be presented as part of the New England Underground Film Festival Saturday. Fine Relax was made on an ultra-low budget and the sets were made mostly of cardboard and paper mache. I think it s selffunded, home-made nature sets it apart from more mainstream work. Also the movie was made underground, literally. The studio we used was in a basement. O: Talk to me about the genesis of your piece. S: A few years ago I read a book about stoicism, an ancient Greek philosophy. I really loved a lot of the stoic ideas, and I thought they had especially cool ideas about how to deal with death. I wanted to use these ideas in a film, but wasn t sure what so I just kind of put them in my back pocket. About a year later I was taking a screenwriting course and my professor was talking about the basic types of conflict: Man vs. Man, Man vs. Nature, Man vs. Society, and Man vs. Self. He was talking about the differences between each type and made some comment about how if it were Man vs. Nature you wouldn t have your character try to talk a volcano out of erupting. I thought it might be kind of funny if that did happen. And that happened to fit with the idea of a character dealing with death and mortality and all that good stuff. O: What do you want your audience to feel about what they ve seen when the final credits roll? S: I think that is the audience s business to decide. But I hope they like it. by Mike Chaiken Paul Kuriakose, a teen from Woodbury, will be presenting, Bottles. Press materials say of the film, A telepathic doctor who uses donated memories to heal his patients realizes he lacks the emotional stability to perform his work. Observer: What do you like about the concept of an underground film festival in Connecticut? Paul Kuriakose: It gives an opportunity for less known filmmakers to share their work and to experience live reactions from an audience. O: What drew you to film as your chosen creative medium? P: Film can portray silences better than any other medium. Paul Kuriakose presents, Bottles A still from Paul Kuriakose s film Bottles. O: Why do you think your particular film fits the definition of an underground film? P: It was made under a time constraint of 48 hours with little to no budget and about seven people total (crew included) O: Talk to me about the genesis of your piece. P: I was drawn to the concept of a physical collection of memories and went from there. O: What do you want your audience to feel about what they ve seen when the final credits roll? P: I don t think it s right for me to tell you how to feel about my movie. by Mike Chaiken

18 18 To advertise, call (860) Sherlock Holmes brings his investigation to the Plainville Library Kellie Lambert Observing The Arts A Sherlock Holmes mystery will come to life later this month in Plainville. Actors from the East Haddam Stage Company will present The Adventure of the Speckled Band featuring the famous detective character Holmes at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Plainville Public Library. The production is from William Gillette s actual 1930 radio script of one of the first Sherlock Holmes dramas ever broadcast via radio. This sketch, as Gillette called it, was originally written by Edith Meiser but extensively edited by Gillette himself. He knew Sherlock like no other actor at that time, having created and played the detective for many years on stages all over the world. Gillette created two other radio broadcasts portraying England s most famous sleuth, in 1933 and The Adventure of the Speckled Band was originally broadcast in New York in This mystery drama production features four actors portraying seven characters, with sound effects. With an introduction by producing artistic director, Kandie Carle, the presentation runs one hour, including a question-andanswer session. The program is free. The library is located at 56 East Main St. Call the Plainville Public Library at (860) for more information. CLASSICAL LED ZEP: The Hartford Symphony Orchestra will perform the music of Led Zeppelin at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford. Tickets are $65, $42.50 and $35. Visit or DIAMOND S BACK: Superstar singer/songwriter Neil Diamond will perform at 8 p.m. March 13 at Mohegan Sun Arena. The tour will feature songs from his newest studio album Melody Road, due out Oct. 21, as well as many classic favorites. During his career, Diamond has charted 37 Top 40 singles and 16 Top 10 albums in the U.S. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and was a recipient of the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the highest honors bestowed upon songwriters. Tickets are $95 and $75 and are on sale at all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone (800) LOCAL COMES HOME: Wolcott native Chelsea Chris will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Shamrock Pub & Grill in Waterbury. Her strong vocal talent is often compared to greats like Christina Aguilera and Mariah Carey, with range to perform her urban pop tunes or a showstopper ballad for audiences ranging from 40 to 40,000. At 16-years-old, her parents brought her to New York where she met and auditioned for producer/engineer and songwriter John Poppo, who has worked with major label artists like N Sync, Jamie Lynn Sigler, and others. He saw her talent and committed to developing her career with a six-year boot camp, which included everything from songwriting workshops, piano lessons, dance and fitness training. Poppo, who is currently vice chair of the Grammy organization, has personally taken her under his wing and ALAN GRANT The Hartford Symphony Orchestra will be performing the music of Led Zeppelin at the Oakdale on Nov. 29. paired her with notable instructors and mentors to develop her talent. Tickets, which are $10, are available at chelseachrisconcert.eventbr The show raises money for American Cancer Society s Relay for Life of Greater Waterbury. For more on Chelsea Chris, log on to SAX & BLUES RETURNS: Marty Q and Eran Troy Danner return to the Palace Theater in Waterbury for Ultimate Sax & Blues, on Nov. 8. The pair will blend jazz, blues, rock and pop in this party for all ages. Tickets are $38 to $100. Call (203) for tickets they will go fast! THE GAMBLER AT THE CASINO: Kenny Rogers will be at Mohegan Sun on Dec. 19 with his legendary holiday show. The Grammy award-winning, Country Music Hall of Famer will perform holiday favorites and his classic hits on his 33rd holiday tour, titled Christmas & Hits Through the Years, with special guest Linda Davis. Roger s annual Christmas tour is a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. The tour has become an annual tradition, with holiday favorites like White Christmas, O Holy Night, The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire), and the original Mary, Did You Know, as well as hits like Lady, The Gambler, Islands in the Stream, Lucille, She Believes in Me, and more. Roger continues to record and make music, including recent releases with fellow legend Dolly Parton. He also recently lent vocals to the original song That Silent NIght for Jim Brickman s On A Winter s Night: The Songs and Spirit of Christmas, due out next week. For more information, visit Send your comments, questions, band news and musical inquiries to SUBMITTED Apple Harvest Festival poster winners The Southington Apple Harvest Festival has announced the winners from this year s poster contest. This year the committee selected a middle school winner, a high school winner, and the overall winner. Pictured from left to right in the front row are Patrycja Zajac, middle school winner, Adriana Wimler, the overall winner, and Angela Masciongioli, the high school winner. Pictured in the back row are Chris Palmieri, festival committee co-chairperson and Jim Champagne, festival coordinator. Next Generation Dental Dr. Ross Katkowski, D.M.D. Dr. Peter Michaelson D.M.D. We submit to most major dental insurances and are in network with Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Delta, Guardian, MetLife & United Healthcare Please call today to set up an appointment! Next Generation Dental

19 To advertise, call (860) Southington Scene Local veterans took part in the Apple Harvest Festival parade. The apple fritter booth, manned on Sunday by Glenn Benoit, was the only booth open during the rainout on Saturday. Apple Harvest Festival The Apple Harvest Festival started this past weekend. Rain caused the cancelation of the festival on Saturday, but Friday night saw the opening ceremonies and Sunday s sunny weather gave way to the annual parade and road race. See more photos online at Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS The Barnes Museum and the Orchard Valley Garden Club once again hosted fairy houses on the grounds of the museum. Above is a house made by Thalberg students. Rachel Possidento reads her essay Chris Palmieri speaks during for her grandmother Linda Friday night s opening ceremonies. Possidento, this year s Granny Apple. Festival attendees write on the Before I Die Wall, which made its debut at the Apple Harvest Festival. Following the festival, the wall will make its way to its final home along the Rails to Trails. A float by Faith Living Church. The parade brought out the colors of the season.

20 20 To advertise, call (860) Local youth joins the gang in Grandpaville By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR With the arrival of the second season of the locally produced web series, Welcome to Grandpaville, there will be a familiar face from central Connecticut popping up from time to time. Aurianna Monteiro, a sixth grader and Kennedy Middle School in Southington, has found her way into the cast of Grandpaville for its second season, which premiered Sept. 28 online and had a red carpet gala in West Hartford that same day. Aurianna, 11, said she and her mother Nicole, found out about the show through an actor casting call page on Facebook. She said she and her mom went to the casting and got the job as an extra on the spot. Aurianna said she took the time to watch the first season of Welcome to Grandpaville ( which is created by Michael T. Lombardi. The show s Facebook page describes the plot for the series as follows: Desmond Grandpa Potts is the owner of The Toy Pott, a successful toy store where he builds, sells, and collects unique toys. In Season 1, Grandpa Potts granddaughter Shelby spent some time with her grandfather and the characters that inhabit Grandpaville. Since Shelby left, Grandpa Potts has been keeping busy by entertaining the whole community, which we will find out in Season 2 may be more than he bargained for with more characters, more fun, more Grandpaville. I liked it because it was really funny, said Aurianna of the first season of the show. She thought the funniest episode was when the characters were at camp and the boys pranked the girls with a rubber snake. It was real funny. Aurianna got to play a character named Aurianna in the one episode where she has a speaking part. Other times, she shows up as an extras to fill out the scene. When she was interviewed at the Southington Town Green, Aurianna said she had not had a chance to see the completed episodes. But she thought it was going to feel cool to see herself on the computer screen. Welcome to Easy to enter Shower! Replace that old high tub with a 5 Walk-in Interlocking Water Tight Seal Shower... Installing Tubs and Call for Showers Since 1963 Competitive Pricing Summa Construction Services LLC 1482 Meriden Waterbury Road Southington, CT Call (860) Family Owned & Operated OVER 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE FREE ESTIMATES Licensed & Insured Lic #P MIKE CHAIKEN Aurianna Monteiro of Southington is one of the young performers in the web series Welcome to Grandpaville and has several other ventures coming up on the silver screen and the television screen. Grandpaville isn t the first venture into show business for Aurianna. Test drive a car with new sponsor Festival goers have some new exclusive activities to look forward to. 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Aurianna also went into New York City recently to film an episode of the new NBC series, The Mysteries of Laura with Debra Messing, where she appears as an extra. Although Messing ( Will and Grace and Smash ) has an extensive acting resume, Aurianna admitted, Well, I really didn t know who Debra Messing was at the time. So I just thought she was like someone cool. Aurianna began to realize that Messing was a big deal when Everybody was like, Oh there s Debra Messing. And I was like, Yeah, Debra Messing, cool. For her part on The Mysteries of Laura, Aurianna said, All we had to do was walk up to the stoplight a lot of times. It was actually pretty cold because it was supposed to be in the fall time. But it was really in the winter time when we shot it. And we had to wear fall clothes. Across the street there was all this snow from this side of the street, pushed across to the other side of the street, said Aurianna. When she was interviewed, Aurianna said her episode still hasn t aired. But her mother Nicole said, We ve been watching every week. Aurianna takes dance classes. And she has competed in area beauty pageants. Aurianna said her long-term goal is to be a Broadway dancer. You have to sing, dance, and act on Broadway. Since I already dance and act, I m currently taking singing lessons. Back to her most recent show business venture, Welcome to Grandpaville, Aurianna said people should visit the website and watch the second season because it s really cool, and funny, I really like it. It s more of a kids show but adults will like it, too. And it s a really cool idea for a show. The producers currently are looking for sponsors and donations so that season three will become a reality, said Nicole. And Aurianna is looking forward to being part of Welcome to Grandpaville for some time to come. Welcome to Grandpaville can be seen at m. Comments? Point & Click Read it all on the Web. 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21 To advertise, call (860) SATURDAY, OCT 11 SHS CLASS OF 1994 REUNION. The Southington High School Class of 1994 is hosting a 20 year reunion at CoCo Key Water Resort. For more information, contact Stacey Dolan at PUBLIC SQUARE ROSARY CRUSADE. Precisely at noon. People are asked to gather at the gazebo at the Plantsville Town Green begining at 11:45. Service will include readings and prayers and is timed to be simultaneous with other similiar events. The public is invited. WEDNESDAY, OCT 15 MISSION: WOLF AMBAS- SADOR WOLF PROGRAM. The Ambassador Wolf program returns to Kenendy Middle School, 1071 South Main St. Two shows, 5:30 to 7 p.m. and 8 to 9:30 p.m. Live greay wolves. Advanced tickets $10 adults, $5 children. At the door, $12 adults, $6 children. For more info contact Ruth Stanley at or DINNER WITH A DOC. 5 to 7 p.m. at the Southingtno Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave. Dr. Elizabeth Riordan, of the MidState Medical Group will discuss lumphedema diagnosis and treatment. To RSVP call COMMUNITY SOUP NITE. 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Southington High School cafe, 720 Pleseant St. Major fundraiser for Bread for Life. Includes soup, breads and deserts provided by local restaurants. There will also be entertainment and a raffle. Costs include a non perishable food item. $8 per person or $25 per family. THURSDAY, OCT 16 LUNCH AND LEARN. Noon to 1:30 p.m. at Bradley Memorial, 81 Meriden Ave. Registered dietitian Kailee Conrad will discuss healthy eating on a budget. Complimentary lunch will be served during the program. For more info or to RSVP call FRIDAY, OCT 17 COMEDY SHOW. 6:30 to 11 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club, Mulberry St. Sponsored by the Southington Chapter of UNICO. Comedians are Linda Belt and Greg Vaccarello. $45 per person. Tickets can be obtained by calling Luigi Barbato, , Marc Ingriselli, , law firm of Meccariello and Bornstein, or the accounting firm of Fasulo and Albini, SATURDAY, OCT 18 SHS CLASS OF 1979 REUNION. 6:30 p.m. to midnight at the Aqua Turf Glass Room. $85 per person. Make checks out to Southington High School Class of Mail them to Southington High School Class of 1979, P.O. Box 373 Southington. MEMORIAL WALK FOR BOB GARRY. 1 p.m. along the Southington walking trail, Mill Street access. The walk is a fundraiser for SHS Cares, a program for families in need. $15 for adults and $7 for children. Includes t-shirt, water and a lunch. To register or for more information, contac Jackiat Ali at or morialwalkforbobgary2014. ITALIAN NIGHT. 6:30 p.m. at the St. Thoma SChool cafe, 99 Bristol St. Sit down dinner and musical entertainment. $30. For tickets contact Kathy at No tickets will be sold at the door. Sponsored by the St. Thomas Ladies Guild. HARVEST DINNER. 6 p.m. at Mary Our Queen Church. Menu includes ham, baked beans, potato, rolls and pumpkin pie. Tickets are on sale following all masses at the church on Oct. 4-5 and Oct There are no tickets available at the door. COMEDY HYPNOSIS SHOW. 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 64 Main St. Adult comedy show with Dan Larosa. $15 or $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the American Legion bar. CAN AND BOTTLE DRIVE. 8 am. to noon at Recreation Park. To benefit Cub Scout Pack 33. Special presentation at St. Dominic Church Prayer event set for Plantsville Town Green The 2014 annual Public Square Rosary Crusade will be observed at the Plantsville Town Green on Saturday, Oct. 11, at precisely noon, a time set for simultaneous praying of the N.J. ROMANIELLO Plumbing & Heating Residential Specialists No Job Too Small FAUCETS TOILETS WATER HEATERS Professional, Quality Workmanship P S A Special Southington presentation of An Uncommon Kindness: The Life of St. Damien, narrated by Robin Willams, will be presented at St. Dominic Church in Southington on Monday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. Fr. Damien was the Belgian priest who went to Molokai in 1872 where he spent the rest of life caring for the outcast lepers who lived in quarantine on an island in Hawaii enduring their loneliness and suffering with precious little support from the outside world. Fr. Damien s faith and compassion committed him to love these abandoned souls and care for them. He was canonized in rosary by communities throughout America, according to Area Crusade Captain, Bill Lozito. The rosary service will include other readings and prayers by members of our Call us: Visit us: Miscellaneous listings The film will be presented by Southington s own Dale Zarrella who has lived the past 30 years in Hawaii himself. Zarrella has sculpted a bronze statue of St. Damien and a Leper Child which is now at the Vatican in Rome. Zarrella s work is in many private and corporate museums and his earliest major work is the eight-foot crucifix which is in St. Dominic Church. All are welcome. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served after the film in the Geraghty Parish Center. core group. We general public is invited and asked to arrive by 11:45 am at the gazebo, bringing folding chairs, if they wish, Lozito said. All are welcome. LOW DISCOUNT PRICES HOD # LINCOLN COLLEGE OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m. at the school s campus, 2279 Mt. Vernon Rd. Open house includes overview of programs, campus tours, meet with student life staff and program directors and admission and financial aid information. Call to register or for more information. TOWN WIDE TAG SALE. The tag sale is open to residents, businesses and organizations in town and will be held at their individual locations. Tag sale times will differ for each participant. Route planning is possible by purchasing a listing and map from the Arc of Southington office on October 14-17, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. or the Southington Price Copper and Tops Supermarket on Oct To participate or for information, call Arc at ext SUNDAY, OCT. 19 PRIDE IN AMERICA II MOTOR- COACH TOUR. Held by the Knights of Columbus Isabella Council 15- Assembly 122. Destination Boston. Board coach at 7:15 a.m. Depart at 7:30 a.m. from commuter parking lot at the junction of Route 10 and Mulberry Street, Plantsville. Visit the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, The Life and Legacy of Our 35th President and First Lady. Faneuil Hall Market. Lunch on your own at Quincy Market. Take a Boston Duck Tour. Dine at Rhode Island s famous Wright s Farm Restaurant for an all-youcan-eat, family style roast chicken dinner. $97 per adult, $89 for children 4 to 12. Mail checks, payable to K of C Assembly 122, K of C, 26 Riverside Court, Southington, CT TUESDAY, OCT 21 FINANCIAL AID NIGHT. 7 p.m. at the Southington High School auditorium. Caollyn Karno, of Education Fundatin Strategies, is presenting. She is a seasoned financial aid professional. WEDNESDAY, OCT 22 BENEFIT FOR BARBARA PETROSINO. 6 to 11 p.m. at Spartan s 11, 930 Meriden Waterbiry Turnpike. $20. Tickets are available through Spartans or by calling Srah Barkley at or Maria Nelson, Tickets are also available through Petrosino, the mother of three, has been battling various health issues. THURSDAY, OCT 23 YOUTH SERVICES PRO- -Steve s- Handyman Services Any carpentry, electrical and plumbing jobs, painting, etc. 25 Years Experience Also specializing in WINDOW & DOOR Installations Insured Lic. # Cell (860) ANYTIME!! GRAM. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Southingtn Youth Services, 196 North Main St., in the Municipal Center. This month s topic is two families, one love, a program exploring blended families. Admission is free, but space is limited. To RSVP call FRIDAY, OCT 24 FILL THAT VAN FOOD DRIVE. Sponsored by the Southington High School cheerleaders. Will take place during the Blue Knight varsity football game. All non-perishable food items will be donated to Southington Community Services. PASTA DINNER. 5 to 7 p.m. at Mary Our Queen Church, Savage Street. Sponosred by the Southington Apple Valley AARP. Complete pasta with meatball dinner, beverage and dessert. $10 adults, $5 for children. For tickets call Aline Dynder, or Rachel Wache, No tickets available at the door. All money raised will be used in the community. SATURDAY, OCT 25 SHS CLASS OF 1696 REUNION. Class of 1969 is holding its 45th reunion at the Aqua Turf, from 7 p.m. to midnight. For further details, or call Pat Mushhorn at HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY. 7:30 p.m. at one Factory Square. Halloween costume party fundraiser presented by the Rotary Club of Sotuhington. Costumes are required. $25 per person and included DJ, desert bar and cash bar. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Roatry Club of Southington and House of Heroes. For more information or tickets contact a Rotarian or Robin MOrrell at SATURDAY, NOV 1 CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St. Items will include unique handmade crafts and jewelry, books, candles, baked goods and other similiar items. For more information, contact Mulberry Gardens at CHURCH TAG SALE. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Various items available for sale. Free admission. For more info contact the church at SATURDAY, NOV 8 CRAFT FAIR. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 200 Summer St.No admission fee. Holiday craft fair and tast of Poland. Variety of Polish food. Rain or shine. For more info call WEDNESDAY, DEC 3 SEASONS BOUTIQUE. 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the SUmmit at Plantsville, 261 Summit St. Boutique is open to the public. Non food vendors and crafters are wanted. For more info call Colleen or Barb at THURSDAY, DEC. 4 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH TRIP. First Bapttist Church of Southington is hosting a trip to William Inn Boar s HEad Feast and Brigh Nights. The coach bus will leave the church s parking lot at a time to be announced. For more information, contact Bev, or Sharon, TUESDAY, DEC. 9 CRU ZIN CONGOS TRIP. Sponsored by the Cruz in Congos of the First Congressional Church of Southington. Bu leaves the lot near the church to visit Newport RI to view the Breakers and Elms decorated for Christmas. The bus will return to Southington about 5:30 p.m. For more info, contact Merdieth at ONGOING BRIDGE CLUB. 1:30 p.m. at The Orchards every Monday. For more info contact Edesa Ciscar at BRIDGE CLUB. 1 p.m. in Room 2 at the Calendar House. For more info contact Chris at Advertise here! You re reading it. Your customers are too! Call The Observer/Step Saver (860) Not Happy with Your Current Propane Supplier? Switch to Us! (4328) HEAT

22 22 To advertise, call (860) Millions of Americans suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds The New Center For Wound Care And Hyperbaric Medicine At Bristol Hospital At Bristol Hospital, our mission is to restore health to those suffering with complex or non-healing wounds. If you or a loved one has a wound or a sore that has not started to heal within a month or has not healed entirely in two months, you may have what is referred to as a complex or non-healing wound. For more information about our wound healing services, please speak with your primary care physician or call Brewster Road, Bristol, Conn.

23 To advertise, call (860) Tasty Bites Photos and text by Stacey McCarthy Paradise Pizza and Grill A Greek pizza is aread to go in the over at Paradise Pizza and Grill. Pizzamaker Suat Baryam at Paradise Pizza and Grill. Each week, The Observer hits up the local restaurant scene, offering you an inside look at the culinary delights in central Connecticut. The Basics Paradise Pizza and Grill Open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dine-in, take-out, catering, and delivery. 400 North Main St., Southington Phone: (860) and (860) The Buzz Paradise Pizza delivers to all of Southington and Plainville and parts of Cheshire and Bristol. They have Sunday through Thursday pick-up specials (large cheese pizza is $8.75 and a large two topping pizza is $11.75). Daily lunch specials. The Scene Fun, family friendly atmosphere. In your glass BYOB, soda, Gatorade, and bottled water. On your plate Pizza, grinders, sandwiches, wraps, housemade pitas, Italian entrees, seafood, calzones, stuffed bread, wings, and quesadillas. In your wallet Appetizers start at $2 for garlic bread and go up to $6.95 for a tri-sampler (four wings, three chicken fingers, and three mozzarella sticks). Salads range from $4.50 for a garden salad to $8.95 for a Greek salad with grilled chicken. Pizza starts at $7.95 for a small cheese pizza and goes up to $26.95 for a party size vegetarian pizza. Dinners range from $6.95 for pasta with sauce and go up to $14.95 for shrimp scampi. All dinners are served with a choice of ziti, spaghetti, or linguini, and a side salad and garlic knots. If you re interested in being featured in a future Tasty Bites, OCT OTHER CONNECTICUT GARLIC AND HARVEST FESTIVAL. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cooking demos. Food talks. Lessons. Buy farm-fresh garlic. Bethlehem Fairgrounds, Route 61, Bethlehem. $7, adults. Under 12, $1. SUNDAY, OCT. 12 PLAINVILLE COMMUNION BREAKFAST. Held by the Plainville Knights of Columbus. All members Dining listings and Catholic men are invited to gather for mass at 8:30 a.m. and then partake in a full breakfast together at the OLM monthly breakfast at the Parish Center, 19 South Canal St., Plainville. Cost is $4 per person. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15 COMMUNITY SOUP NITE. Held by Southington Bread for Life. 4:30 to 7 p.m. Soup, breads, desserts provided by local restaurants. Entertainment, raffle. Admission is non-perishable food item and $8 per person. $25 per family (two adults and their children). Tickets at the door. org FRIDAY, OCT. 24 BRISTOL WINE TASTING AND DANC- ING FEATURING EIGHT TO THE BAR. 7 to 8:15 p.m., wine and ale tastings, networking, appetizers, and carousel rides. 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., music, wine and ale for sale by glass. Hosted by Team New Horizons, an official charity of the Northeast Utilities Hartford Marathon. Funds raised will be applied to purchase an ultrasound device used to prevent more invasive procedures. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. Restaurant, Banquets, Catering 166 Queen Street, Southington, CT October Tuesday & Wednesday Night $13.99 Special OVEN ROASTED TURKEY served with mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce & corn bread OVEN ROASTED PORK LOIN served with mashed potatoes & corn bread Includes Butternut bisque soup, pumpkin pie & coffee or hot tea Above offers may NOT be combined with any other offer, promotion or coupon including Deal of the Day, Groupon, Living Social or SaveNowCT vouchers. Point & Click Read it all on the Web. 10/31/14. 10/31/14. 10/31/ Newell St., Southington (860) nfl football specials Sunday NFL Ticket in house only $3.50 Super Drafts During Any NFL Game MONDAY NITE FOOTBALL All You Can Eat Wings in house only Friday's 5pm $15.95 Prime Rib Dinners 1st Place 2011 & 2012 Pizza Fest Winner An Upscale pizza restaurant with a warm and rustic atmosphere Wood Fired Pizza and Tap Room HOURS: M-TH 4PM - 1AM, FRI 4PM - 2AM, SAT 11:30AM - 2AM, SUN 11:30AM - 1AM Here, FIRE FREE Named BEST PIZZA IN 7 Years in a Row!! BEST BAR 5 Years in a Row!! BEST NIGHT SPOT 4 Years in a Row!! ONE OF THE BEST Take Out Late Night Food & Wings!! Let Us Show You Our Wood Fired Taste SMALL CHEESE PIZZA with purchase of

24 24 To advertise, call (860) Transportation Recreation Vehicles Careers Business Services Educational Services Financial Merchandise Pets & Animals Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Sale Commercial for Sale Service Directory Announcements Legals/Public Notices 90,000 Classifieds * * No charge for For Sale ads in which the total value of all items in the ad does not exceed $100. Free Ads not accepted by phone. Please use fax, or office drop off. 3 Lines $ 16 (All Towns including internet) $2 for each additional line personal rate personal rate 3 Lines $ 42 (All Towns including internet) $3 for each additional line Phone: Fax: Website: Mail: Step Saver/Observer, 213 Spring St., Southington, CT Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM Deadline: Friday 5:00 PM Transportation Parts & Repair Healthcare Help wanted Help wanted Help wanted Help wanted Auto for sale BUICK 99 LeSabre V6 AT very good cond. Low miles $2400/best CHEVROLET 01 Malibu LS, V6, miles, runs great, AT, PW, PL, CC, AC, clean title and car fax. Estate sale. $ or CHEVROLET 07 Impala LS. 1 owner, 130K, runs exc. A $4300. Serious Calls Only CHEVY ' Express van. A.T. roof rack, hitch, 137k mi. Very good cond. $3, FORD WINDSTAR 02 RUNS WELL, NEEDS MINOR WORK, $ GRAND MARQUIS Good condition. 71,000 miles. All power. Asking $3, HYNDAI 01 Sante Fe, 4WD, 163k, new tires, great for winter. $2450 neg MITSUBISHI 01' Galant, 4cyl, AT, PS, PB, AC, PW 4dr, 85K exc cond $ SUBARU 01 Outback Limited Wgn awd, 170k, AT, AC, new parts $ Motorcycles Motor Bikes HARLEY DAVIDSON 2010 Electraglide Classic. 16K, loaded. Mint $14, Sport utility FORD 06 Expedition 145K 4x4 3 row seats silver all pwr great cond $ JEEP 00' RUBICON loaded, 3 conv roofs/hardtop, alloys, $7900/best JEEP 04' WRANGLER hard/soft top, 126k, good cond, $9200. Call JEEP 99 Grand Cherokee in fair condition. $1300 or best offer. Call Trucks & vans FORD 00 F150, 2WD, Extended Cab. 150K Mi., $1500. Call TIRES (4) Bridgestone for Toyota. P255/70 R 18 mounted on alloy rims w/hubcaps. $ Automotive wanted JUNK CARS REMOVED! Call for free tow! Recreational Vehicles Airplanes & services Boats & accessories Campers & trailers Snowmobiles Boats & accessories BOSTON WHALER 13 ft. 6 in. white sport model w/consul & wheel 30 HP Yamaha motor with two new carbs. and one rebuilt carb. incl. cox trailer w/new steel belt tires & new bearing buddies, not rust at all, good for fresh or salt water, in very good condition. Call Campers & trailers 03 COLEMAN Utah Popup. Kit. slideout, 2 king beds, 2 stove shower extras. good cond. $4300/best WINNEBAGO 00 Journey 64K, diesel, xtras $30,000 must sell , Careers Healthcare FULL TIME, PART TIME & PER DIEM POSITIONS Ambulatory Surgical Center RN OPERATING ROOM Experience necessary. RN PACU OFFICE PERSONNEL Competitive rates, benefits package, great hours. Please send resume to: Fax: (860) Mail: Litchfield Hills Surgery Center Attention: Administrator 245 Alvord Park Road Torrington, CT No walk-ins please. healthcare Pomperaug Woods, a premier life retirement community with a reputation of providing outstanding services and care to its residents, has the following openings in our Health Center: C.N.A. PT eve shift & per diem RN Supervisor FT 3p-11p M-F Submit your resume to: Judy Wood, Director Human Resources Pomperaug Woods, Inc 80 Heritage Road Southbury, Ct Phone Fax: EOE JOB COACH Employment Options, a progressive social service agency serving individuals with ABI and devleopmental disabilities, is seeking Job Coaches to assist intellectually impaired individuals in achieving their vocational goals and independence while working with individuals in the community and day program. Hours are: Mon- Fri., full time and part time available. Expeirence working with individuals with ABI and developmenta disabilities highly preferred. LIVE-IN RESIDENTIAL/HOUSE MANAGER Assist intellectually impaired individuals in achieving their vocational goals and independence safely in the community. Salary is $43,680 to start plus room and board. Allied ABI ILST certified a plus. Please fax resume to or P. C. A. REWARDING POSITION Working with the elderly in Wtby and surrounding towns. Hours to suit your needs. Car req'd. Bilingual Italian.Apply in person: Monday-Friday, 8am-12pm 75 MERIDEN RD., WTBY PART TIME Medical Scribe. Exp only. Resume to: PCA for home care clients. Spanish/Portugese helpful. Lifeline Nursing RESIDENTIAL SUPERVISOR FT Residential Supervisor for Ct Jr. Republic s Therapeutic Group Home in Winchester, Wed-Sat 10:00AM to 8:00PM. Responsible for direct supervision of Youth Counselors. Works under supervision of Clinical/Program Director to carry out daily schedule, ensuring implementation of policies and procedures, monitoring behavioral management program and maintaining proper staffing ratios. Bachelor s degree in social sciences, 2 yrs exp. EOE Apply at or ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY PT, 13 hour/week $15/hour. Kent Memorial Library, Kent. Secretarial, bookkeeping, Word, Excel, QuickBooks go to "job opportunities" BANKING: Part time Teller. National Iron Bank seeks individual for a part time teller in our Washington Depot location. This is a thirty-hour per week position with one day off during the week. The position entails the ability to work three Saturdays per month. The ideal applicant will have a strong work ethic with a sense of responsibility. Also, money handling skills with previous banking experience is a plus. Must be a team player with strong sales and customer service skills. National Iron Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please apply online at or resumes to CARPENTER framing & general carpentry. Hardworking and energetic. Call CNA'S for Waterbury nursing home, or or Community Development Institute Head Start, Waterbury/Naugatuck CT is seeking applicants for the following positions: Home Visitor/ Teacher Infant-Toddler AND Program Aide. Obtain info and application by or in person 8am to 4pm 25 Rumford St. Waterbury. CDI HS is an EOE. Place Your Classified Ad Online Companions & Homemakers Inc. CAREGIVERS WANTED Immediate Openings We are looking for responsible, mature individuals who enjoy working with the elderly and making a difference in someone s life. Good Pay Choose Your Own Hours Medical Benefits 80% Company Paid Positions Available Throughout the State. Must have car available (except live-ins) Apply Online Today At or call DCP HCA CONCRETE MIXER DRIVER FT. Must have CDL, clean driving record and experience. Pay depending on experience. Benefits included. Apply in person Iffland Lumber 747 S. main St. Torrington, CT. COURIER Medical Great opportunity for retired/part time individual with professional appearance and exc customer service skills to service medical accounts. Must have dependable vehicle. Daytime, weekend and/or evening openings avail. Apply online DRIVER ~ CDL Class B New Britain Marcus Dairy has immediate openings for Class B CDL drivers. Teamster union. Salary. plus commission and benefits package. Please resume to: $1000 Sign on bonus DRIVER/LABORER for paving crew Must have CDL Class 2 license. Call DRIVER Seasonal, full-time, part-time, evenings or weekends for local delivery of home heating oil & prone. Class B CDL, hazmat and tanker endorsements required. Preemployment drug screening. Apply in person only: Wesson Energy, 165 Railroad Hill St., Waterbury, CT FOURSLIDE SET UP & OPERATE We are looking to increase our talent base in our CT plant. We are looking for seasoned Fourslide employees that can set up & operate our Fourslide machinery. We want employees that want to grow and have their input recognized. We offer generous benefits covering 75% of your Medical/Dental policy. We have a goal based bonus plan in place along with competitive salaries. We have fun making spring! DRIVER/YARD PERSON CDL Class "A" 2 yrs. exp. Rigging a plus. Call DRIVERS CDL Class A or B tank, Hazmat & Twic exp req , DRIVERS CLASS A full time food service delivery. Mon-Fri. in Cheshire. Call DRIVERS P/T PSL w/stv endorsement req. Drive school children. Good pay Fleet Mechanic We are growing again! Apprentice mechanics through A level mechanics needed. Must have own tools. Competitive wage and benefit pkg. Contact Andy in Personnel. Norbert E. Mitchell Co., Inc. 7 Federal Road Danbury, CT Tel: (203) Fax: (203) Full-Time Police Officer The Town of Thomaston is currently accepting applications for the position of full-time police officer. Both CERTIFIED and NON-CERTIFIED applicants are encouraged to apply. Candidates will be required to successfully complete a selection process which includes, but not limited to; written exam, oral interviews, thorough background investigation, psychological, physical agility, and medical exam. An application package may be obtained at the Thomaston Police Department or downloaded by visiting our website at Applications must be returned by mail to the Thomaston Police Department #158 Main Street, Thomaston, Ct and post marked no later than October 27, A non-refundable twenty-five ($25.00) dollar application fee is required at the time your employment application is submitted. This should be in the form of a money order or certified check ONLY. Applications received without the application fee will not be accepted for consideration. Resumes, including copies of any certifications must accompany your application for employment. HOMEMAKERS, COMPANIONS and Personal Care Assistants. Immediate openings. Help At Home, Inc. needs reliable, compassionate staff to work with the elderly in the home. Light housekeeping, errands & personal care. Must have own car HOTEL Crowne Plaza Southbury Job Openings: Front Desk Agent Banquet Captain Banquet set up Dishwashers Cooks Reliable/Weekends a must resume or contact information at HOUSECLEAN/organizing. Look-ing for reliable person for one time only. $150 per room (3) Industrial Sewing Machine Operators Seeking experienced commercial sewing machine operators for manufacturer of commercial airline seat dress covers and components. Must be dependable, reliable and able to work in a fast paced manufacturing environment. Reliable transportation needed. Apply 43 Norfolk Street, Torrington, CT INSPECTOR A SOUTH CENTRAL CT screw machine company looking for inspector 2nd shift for small precision parts. Must read blueprints, inspect using basic measuring equipment (verniers, thread gauges, optical comparators). Must be able to read a mechanical micrometer. Must be able to work independently and have good visual skills. Minimum 2 years experience. Basic computer skills required. This position offers competitive compensation, full benefits, paid vacation and holidays as well as a company sponsored 401k. Qualified persons should apply RAF ELECTRONIC HARD- WARE, 95 Silvermine Rd, Seymour, CT PART-TIME BRIDGEPORT OPERATOR DynaLock in Bristol is now hiring for part-time 1 st shift Bridgeport Operator. Candidates must have exp running a Bridgeport, along with mechanical/technical aptitude, ability to read blueprints, micrometer & caliper. Please send resume or apply at DYNALOCK CORP HR, 705 Emmett St, Bristol, CT.

25 To advertise, call (860) Help wanted JOB OPENING Police Chief TOWN OF WINCHESTER, CT The Town of Winchester is accepting applications, accompanied by a resume, for the position of Chief of Police. Salary range of $75, to $80, The job description, with position qualifications, and applications are available from the office of the Executive Secretary, Town Hall, 338 Main St., Winsted, CT or online at Pages/job-postings.aspx. Attention Lowell Humphrey, Chief Examiner must be clearly marked on the front of the envelope. Only Civil Service Applications will be considered and must be postmarked no later than November 7, 2014 and mailed to the Civil Service Commission, PO Box 41, Winsted, CT EEO/AA/M/F/D/V MECHANIC Exp'd only apply. Must have tools & driver's license. Top wages. Pay based on experience. SALESPERSON Used car sales. No experience necessary. Commission only. Apply QUALITY AUTO SALES 7 East Aurora St., Waterbury Medical Technologist The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services, CTs largest fertility and invitro fertilization (IVF) program with locations in Farmington, Hartford and New London, is seeking a part time (25-30 hrs/wk) laboratory technologist to join our Hartford team. Responsibilities incl: QA/QC, semen analysis, semen and blood sample processing, and other technical and administrative laboratory tasks. Bachelor s Degree in a biological science plus a min. of 1-2 years laboratory experience is required. Please forward cover letter & resume to NIGHT WAREHOUSE WORK Food Distributor, Sunday thru Thursday, fulltime OFFICE POSITION Part time weekday position includes bookkeeping and general office responsibilities with data entry. Applicants must be detail oriented, organized and have strong computer skills. Apply in person or send resume to: Agway of Southington 1198 Queen Street Southington, CT PART TIME Bilingual Data Entry in downtown medical office. Call PART TIME Pizza maker & front counter help. Exp. preferred but not required PERSONAL AIDE/COMPANION wanted. Honest, reliable, Mon. Wed. Fri, 2 to 3 hrs. a day after 5. PLUMBER P2 busy company looking for a P2 Plumber. Call RESTAURANT FT exp'd line cook. Nights and wknds. Apply: Rock Garden Cafe, Watertown Restaurant Line Cook/Pizza Maker exp'd, days/weekends, apply in person only, 970 Chase Pkwy, Waterbury. RESTAURANT MANAGER Established pizza restaurant has opening for an experienced FOH manager. Minimum 3 yrs. experience. E- mail resume & salary requirements to: Security JOB FAIR SECURITY OFFICERS The Job Fair will be held on Tuesday Oct. 7th, from 10am to 6 pm at the Hampton Inn, 777 Chase Pkwy, Waterbury. Murphy Security Services has immediate need for employment in the Greater Waterbury area! Due to sudden growth, 50 open positions are available. Seeking entry-level and exper-ienced security officers for New Haven, Fairfield and Hartford counties. Also need floaters available to work flexible hours; FT 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts. Limited PT positions are available. Interested candidates can contact the office at Candidates should be drugfree, have valid driver's lic., must read/write English, bilinguals welcome. Pay Rates range from $10-$14/hr based on experience and qualifications. Tuition Assistance is available for FT candidates. Help wanted Service Mechanic Commercial Air Conditioning Company looking for experienced service mechanic, to troubleshoot and repair commercial HVAC systems. Send resume with your contact information via Or fax: Sheet Metal Mechanic Commercial air conditioning company looking for an experienced sheet metal mechanic to install HVAC equipment and ductwork. Send resume with your contact information via Or fax: Since 1922 RN s Foothills VNA & Hospice has been recognized as one of the top Home Care agencies nationwide for 6 consecutive years. We have immediate openings for full-time RN s to care for patients throughout Northwest Connecticut. At least one year experience in an acute care setting required, previous hospice/ home care experience preferred. Foothills VNA & Hospice offers excellent compensation, benefits, and flexible hours. Please submit resume or contact: Foothills VNA & Hospice ATTN: Terry Goodwin, Clinical Director 32 Union St., Winsted, CT Synagro, the nations leading provider of residual management services, is currently seeking an Industrial Admin for the New Haven facility. Essential Function Monitor vendor communication including purchasing, workflow, expenses and invoicing Maintain weekly reporting related to labor, supplies and shop maintenance Generate and manager work and purchase orders Qualifications Minimum High School diploma or equivalent 5-7 years administrative experience in a heavy industrial setting Proficient working experience using MS Suite and office equipment Qualified applicants should provide a resume to for additional consideration Treasurer TOWN OF WINCHESTER, CT The Civil Service Commission of the Town of Winchester is currently seeking applicants for the part-time, non-union position of Treasurer for the Finance Department. No benefits are offered with this position. The approximate annual salary is $37,500. Complete job description and application available from the office of the Executive Secretary, Town Hall, 338 Main Street, Winsted, CT or online at ages/job-postings.aspx. The position being requested must be clearly marked on the front of the envelope. Only Civil Service Applications will be considered and must be postmarked no later than Nov. 7, 2014 and mailed to the Civil Service Commission, P. O. Box 41, Winsted, CT EEO/AA/M/F/D/V Financial Business opportunities ITALIAN SPECIALTY BAKERY FOR SALE Retail/Wholesale in Wtby. Orig Owner retiring. 5000sf incl retail space rent $4500/mo. Business incl. major grocery supermarket stores in CT & MA, Vito after 6pm Merchandise Articles for sale ANIMAL VACUUM Dyson DC17 w/ all tools, retail $450 asking $235; Step 2 jumbo toybox/book shelf w/ red lid $55; 35 heavy duty kid's hangers $18; call/text Leave VM, smoke free home! BIRD BATH Heavy stone 2pc, scallop top/pedestal, exc cond., $ CABINETS: Glazed Maple. New, never installed. All wood - Dovetail. Can add or subtract to fit your kitchen. Cost $9,000, sell $2500. Can deliver CEDAR CLOSET 34"W, 62"H, 23"D. $100. Call CHINA service for 12, Spanish lace by Sango, exc. cond., $ CLARINET w/case $75. BALLET SLIP- PERS capezio, pink sz 3 1/2 $5. Call COMMERCIAL EXHAUST FANS 28" Airmaster 1/3HP $100 & 32" Diehl 1HP $150 both w/hardwire COMPUTER DESK with printer stand, $300; Bedroom set (Queen) $100; Wall units (2) $25 each, DINING ROOM SET Drexel Heritage, Cherry.Table, Chairs & Hutch $600/best DINING ROOM SET Table, 6 chairs w/lg. hutch, $ DRYER, Kenmore, $ GE dishwashers, $125 ea. Foyer chandelier, $ ELECTROLUX VACUUM CLEANER Power nozzle and other attachments. Retractable cord $ ELITE TRAVELLER PLUS with two baskets. Good condition. $ FOOSEBALL TABLE Heavy duty. $ FREEZER Kenmore chest, $150. GE Gas Stove, $150, Whirlpool dryer, 220 plus $100. All items white. GENERATOR 5000/6500 watts, brand new never run, make offer HARLEY-DAVIDSON Heritage softail telephone on handsome base $60. Also a Collector's Tin decks playing cards $35. Call after 5:00pm Articles for sale HARLEY DAVIDSON ITEMS: Men's vest, size M $50. Men's new leather wallet w/chain $40. Call HEADBOARD Queen size, brushed nickel. $ HOT TUB: 2014 Model, 6-person, 28 jets, Insulated cover. Brand new still in package, never hooked up. Full Warranty. Cost $5900, Sacrifice $2,999. Can Deliver (203) LAWN MOWER 61" Skagg walk-behind, good condition $ LAWN TRACTOR Toro Wheelhorse Hydro $400, Craftsman 1000 Lawn Tractor Hydro $350, Lawn Vac on Trailer $600, Wheelhorse Tractor Hydro w/hydraulic Lift, Deck & Plow $600. Ariens 36" Sweeper w/snowthrower $500. Call LAWNOWER TORO Walk behind mower 44" w/bagger. Exc. cond. $ LEAF BLOWER Yardman 8hp walk behind, $400; 10ft type 1 industrial wood step ladder, $125; 6ft type 1 industrial wood step ladder, $65; Weedeater gas trimmer, $65; Scotts rotary spreader, best offer; call Dave or MAKE MONEY while you sleep. For sale - 3 vending machines with bill changer, each machine dispenses both drinks & snacks. $900 for all 3, original cost $15,000. Call MANNEQUINS female, tops & bottoms, shelf and floor mounts $40 ea MATCHBOX/HOT WHEELS and others, 100 pieces, $20; small electric heater, $5; Bruce MORELLI Crystal clear, HDX-55-Projector. Call to make an offer, CLUES ACROSS 1. Nuclear near reach weapon 5. Delicately beautiful 11. Queen of the gods 12. Reordered letters 15. Representation th state 17. Irritated 19. Large black dog breed 24. Atomic # Followed 26. Ivy University 27. Equal, prefix 28. Cablegram (abbr.) 29. Affront 30. 7th Hindu month 31. Competed 33. Slur over 34. Shape before marketing 38. Comes into being 39. White House architect 40. Brazilian dance 43. Somalian supermodel 44. Yield 45. Electric Cobra model Local area network (abbr.) 49. Substitution 50. "Thornbirds" actress Ward 53. Not out 54. Male ice dancing champion 56. Tops of birds' heads 58. Carrier's invention 59. Children's author Articles for sale PAPER END ROLLS Starting at $4.00 up. Various sizes and weights. Great for packing, wrapping, children's art projects etc. Available at Step Saver, 213 Spring Street, Southington. Mon.- Fri. 8:30am-5:00pm. POOL TABLE 6' w/accessories $250. Call QUEEN MATTRESS & BOXSPRING SET New, never used, (still protected) private owner. Asking $425. or B.O. For details call TREADMILL Sears Pro-form, like new. Folds. Asking $150. Call TURNTABLE Crosley CR249, turn records into MP3's, never used, $75; WINE MAKING KIT everything you need to make your own wine $ WOOD STOVE Avalon all cast iron, 22 inch logs. $650. or best offer YAMAHA RX-V-490 Receiver w/yamaha 150 watt 2 speakers for $ Advertise here! You re reading it. Your customers are too! (860) Blyton 60. Anise liqueur 63. Listing 64. Adult females 65. Yellow Dutch cheese CLUES DOWN 1. Emit light 2. Not long past 3. Casually inspect 4. Masculine 5. Wish harm upon 6. Capable of soothing 7. Farm state 8. Initials of HLN legal host 9. Planets 120 degrees Uncle Ted s 10/10/ Got Smarts? TrivIA 1. What does a restaurant s sommelier serve? 2. What year was the zip code introduced in the U.S? 3. What alien hails from the planet Melmac? 4. What s the Copper Top battery? 5. What golfer won the first Women s Open? 6. Which canal came first - The Erie, Panama or Suez? 7. What city gave us Alice In Chains, Nirvana, Pearl Jam & Soundgarden? 8. What was Michael Crichton s first book to top the New York Times bestseller list? 9. What type of movie theaters were dubbed passion pits in the 1950 s? 10. What Randy Newman hit angered a small section of the population in 1978? Look inside The Classifieds every week for Uncle Ted s Trivia Find answers in these Classifieds. apart 10. An enclosed field 13. Initials of one of the Olson twins 14. Coastal 18. Remote control aircraft (pl.) 20. Oersted (abbr.) 21. Blue Hen school 22. Praise 23. Vestment 27. Egyptian goddess 29. Atomic # Boxer Muhammad 31. 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26 26 To advertise, call (860) Auctions Tag/estate sales Household pets Apartments for rent Apartments for rent Apartments for rent Apartments for rent Onsite Live Auction w/ Online Simulcast Bidding By Order Of Secured Party Interlab Inc Manufacturing Tuesday October 14th, 10:00 3 Precision Drive Danbury CT Machinery, Equipment & Inventory 500+ Lots Equipment: - CNC Shear, 10', By Wysong - CNC Press, Brake, 10', 60 Ton Capacity by Pacific - Clark 2,000lbs Electric Forklift -CNC Bridgeport Milling Machine -Lathe, Takkisawa, TSL-1000D -CNC Supermax Milling Machine -Panel Saw, By Hendrick -Welding Table, Welders & Supplies -R&D, Fabrication Area Wood, Metal & Plastic Equipment -Typical Job Shop Equipment (100 s Of Smalls & Hand Tools) -Table Saws, Miter Saw, Delta Band Saw, Drill Presses, Metal Work Tables Inventory: - Complete Large Stock Room w/ 105 Shelving Units Full Of Hardware & Components Collectibles & crafts 1962 MANTLE BB CARD exc/plus brown border $100. Call Joe Don't miss out HAVE SPORTS and non sports cards, avg exc cond & better,.50-$ rookies; must see ST. JOHN'S CRAFT FAIR Nov 8 10a-3p, Purchase craft table: $15-40; Sam or Marie Furniture DINING ROOM SET $65. Oak entertainment center $30. Good condition. Call leave message. DINING SET Solid oak, table & 4 chairs. Excellent cond. $450. or BO PAIR LAZYBOY Rocker-recliners. Pale gold. $350 for both Machinery & tools SAWMILLS from only $4397-MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill-cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: ext. 300N Seeds, plants, flowers PRIVACY HEDGES: Fall Blowout Sale 6' Arborvitae (cedar) Reg. $129, now $59. Beautiful, Nursery Grown. Free installation/free delivery Limited Supply! ASK FOR Your free "TAG SALE KIT" which includes Balloons, Tag Sale Signs, Pencils, Tip Sheet and Inventory Sheet when you place your Tag Sale Ad in the Step Saver/Observer reaching nearly 98,000 readers in Southington, Plainville, Bristol! Call today! BRISTOL 62 Marion St. Sat. & Sun. Oct. 11 & 12, 9am-4pm. Furniture, antique glass, lg. Cypress clock, power tools, Playstation & much more. BRISTOL TAG SALE 110 Old Farm Rd. Saturday Oct. 11th 9:00-3:00, A little of everything BRISTOL Tag sale, 33 Muir Avenue, October 11/12, 830am-430pm, NEIGHBORHOOD TAG SALE Plantsville Nathan Ct. area. Fri. & Sat. Oct. 10, 11, 9-3. Lots of items. PLAINVILLE 8 Sachem Rd, Sat Oct 11 & Sun Oct 12, 10am-2pm; exercise equipment, tools, home furnishings, etc. PLANTSVILLE: 70 Great Pine Path, Sat. Oct. 13, 9-1pm. Kitchenware, asstd. furn. Kirby acc. & more. TOWN WIDE TAG SALE () To benefit The Arc of Southington social services, advocacy programs. Sat. 10/18, rain dates 10/19. Listings & maps avail. for $1 the week of event at The Arc office, Price Chopper and Tops Supermarket. Info: x100. Vendors wanted VENDORS WANTED for Annual Holiday Fair at Avon Health Center, November 22, 2014, 10-3pm. Fee $35. Contact Lisa Woodcox at Wanted to buy WANTED TO PURCHASE, Antiques & Fine Art, 1 item or Entire Estate Or Collection. Gold, Silver, Coins, Jewelry, Toys, Oriental Glass, China, Lamps Books, Textiles, Paintings, Prints almost anything old. Evergreen Auctions Pets & Animals Accessories/ services WANTED: FREE LARGE CAGE preferable with removable pan to keep pet bunnies inside the house. Will pick up. Call or lv. msg. FREE CATS 1 male, 1 female. long haired. Approx. age 5/6 yrs. old. Spayed, neutered, all shots. Good health. Owner passed away. Call for info FREE French bulldog, 19 mon. old, male, has all papers, shots up to date. He has been chipped, all food etc. Has a skin allergy. Call if interested. GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES 4 weeks, 5F/1M, $800 each, papers & shots, $1500. leave deposit Real Estate For Rent Apartments for rent BRISTOL - 1st floor, 2BR, all appliances, pkg for 2, $900/mo + sec, BRISTOL, 2 bd. 2nd fl. Heat & elect. incl. Appliances. No pets. $975. Sec. & Credit Check BRISTOL 3br, ground level, wood flrs., all elect. South side. $ Call FOR RENT BRISTOL 1 BEDROOM APARTMENTS SECURED BUILDING FULLY APPLIANCED AND CARPETED 700 SQ. FT. $700/MONTH $1000 SECURITY DEPOSIT ACCESS TO ROUTE 72 & I EXT. 210 BRISTOL Spacious, luxury apts. Age 55 & older. 1 & 2 BR, starting at $ Ht & Hw inc. Fully appʼd. Elevators. Sec. bldgs. No pets. Close to Farmington line. Mon-Fri 8:30-5: NAUGATUCK 1 BR w/granite counters, new appls, newly renov., onsite laund. $900/mo. No pets. Doug NAUGATUCK 1st flr set apart from other bldgs, sm. yard very clean, exc. cond, new paint & carpets, gas heat no pets $850/mo. plus sec., good ref NAUGATUCK 2 BR, 1st flr, gas heat, HW flrs, clean, nice area, off-st. prkg, no pets. $ NAUGATUCK 3BR 2nd flr., gas heat, HW, W/D hookup, updated. $1000. Call NAUGATUCK 3br apt., 1st flr., freshly painted, hdwd flrs., priv. yard. $ NAUGATUCK 5rm, 2br, 1200SF apt., 2nd flr. $1200 H/HW incl'd.wd hkup, no pets OAKVILLE 2br, 2nd flr., WD hkup, off st prkg. recently remod. $750. Call OAKVILLE 2nd flr, 2BR 2 bth, c/air, garage, no pets cr. ck $1100+sec Vito after 6. PLAINVILLE: 1st fl. 2 bd. Built-in range & oven. Heat & hot water included. $975. mon. Also 2nd fl. 4 rms. $925. w/heat. & hot water. No pets SMALL QUIET APT. No pets. Nonsmoking. Sec. dep. background check. Eves : Downtown, 2nd fl. 2 bd. $700 mon. plus sec. dep. No utilities. No pets. Call Southington For Lease First floor Victorian 3 bd Spacious apt with 2 car garage. All renovated. Gas heat, excellent location. No pets, no smoking. $1500 per month plus utilities. Available now. Second floor - 3bd. Appliances, excellent location. Gas heat. No smoking, no pets. $1150 per month plus utilities. Available now TERRYVILLE attractive 2 BR apt., W/D hkup, gas heat, very private, sec. dep. required, $1065/mo ; WATERBURY 1 bedroom, all utilities, appliances, very nice, quiet street WATERBURY 1 BR $ BR, $ BR, $700. sec reqd. Call WATERBURY 1 RM studio, heat/hw/elect incl., off-st. parking, $650/mo, 1 mo. security. No pets WATERBURY 1BR, West End, 2nd fl $595 remod clean quiet off st prkg no pet WATERBURY 1st FL 3BR $ Sylvan Av Apt. 2, busline. Stove, ref, hkups, WATERBURY 1ST MONTH RENT FREE Studio & 1 BR Units $525-$675 ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED! Se habla espanol Cristina WATERBURY 2 BR 2nd flr, newly renov, Sect. 8 welcome $ WATERBURY 2 BR, HW flrs, newly painted, appls., busline, I-84 & Rt. 8, no pets $ WATERBURY 2356 N.Main St. 4BR, 1st flr., bsmt., $1300/mo. Sec. & refs. Call Visit Us at WATERBURY 25 Congress Av $700 5RM 2br 2nd flr. Newly renov. off st prkg. No pets WATERBURY 292 Congress Ave. 1st flr, 1 BR, 3½ rms, appl, no util. $650/mo. Sec. & ref WATERBURY 2BR 1st flr, spacious renov Town Plot. appl, off-st. prkg, Sect 8 OK $ WATERBURY 3BR 3rd flr 309 Cooke St., gas ht, no utils incl, no pets, sec8 OK, $ WATERBURY 3BR, big & beautiful, renov. Sec 8 OK $795/mo, & 2br $750, 64 Ives St WATERBURY 4BR new paint & windows $900 no util incl. W/D hookup 1st & dep WATERBURY 5 very clean rm, 3rd fl all appl off st prkg no dogs $750 sec 8 ok WATERBURY 5rms, 2 BR, 2nd floor, garage, East Main St, no pets. Ref & sec $ WATERBURY E. End, 1br, H/HW, 1st flr. of 2 fam home. $700/mo plus sec. Bkgrnd & cr ck Announcements Transportation Recreational Vehicles Merchandise Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Sale Service Directory Place Your Classified Ad NOW With Our Online Order Taking Feature Items less than $100

27 To advertise, call (860) Apartments for rent WATERBURY East End 1st flr., 4 rms, WD hkup, off st prkg. $750/mo. No pets WATERBURY Exc. East End area. 1st fl, 2br, off st pkg, nice yard, fresh paint, new carp., WD, appl, elec. heat, no pets 1 yr. lease Sec $ WATERBURY Large renov 3BR apt. w/d hkup W/D $ mo. sec. Tarita WATERBURY/NAUG LINE 4 bright, spacious rms, 3rd flr, appl, W/D hkup, off-st. prkg, quiet, conv Rt8/84 no pets/smoke $ WATERBURY/NAUGATUCK 2 & 1 BR'S APT. FOR RENT. Appliances incl. Like new! Call WATERBURY newly updated 1 & 2 BR apts, E. End & Hopeville $700-$ , WATERBURY nice 2 BR apt. 2nd floor, 27 Laval St. no pets. $750/mo WATERBURY SPECIAL 1st month rent free. 41 Prospect St. studio & 1 bedroom $400-$595 heat & HW incl. Christina WATERBURY Town Plot 2.5 br, 1st flr, o/s/pkg, $ BR, 1st flr, $900. Both: appls, no utils, W/D hkups, sec 8 ok , WATERBURY Town Plot 4rm appl newly remod., off st prkg., no pets, smoke $ WATERBURY Town Plot 5RMs, 3BR, 2nd flr, owner occupied, $925 No utils/pets/smoke. Cr. ck. 2 mo. sec. refs WATERTOWN 2-3BR, 2nd flr., lg. yard, WD, off st prkg. $ WATERTOWN 3 rms near Taft heat/utils & appls incl. Quiet. no pets/smoke $ Condos for rent BRISTOL CONDO FOR RENT TOWN HOUSE CONDO 2 BEDROOMS WITH LOFT 1.5 BATHS; EASY ACCESS TO ROUTES 72 & 84 FORESTVILLE $1,100/MONTH ALL APPLIANCES EXT. 210 ONE MONTH FREE for the right applicant. TOWNHOUSE FOR RENT 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Finished Basement Washer, Dryer & All Appliances 2 Car Parking On busline near I-84 $ 1,100/mo + utilities or W A T E R B U R Y 1BR ~ $625 clean & quiet, lndry on premises no pet Wayne W A T E R B U R Y 2BR ranch $850. 1st flr., clean WD hkup, frplc, no pets Wayne WATERBURY 1br loft, appls., balcony, att. gar., WD hkup, $850. sec/refs. Call WATERBURY 2BR Oak St. bath, all electric. WD, Ground level. Ready now $ WATERBURY BEAUTIFUL 2BR updated fully appl. 1.5 bth, quiet, clean, newly renov 2 car driveway $ Garages for rent BANTAM 3 bay, 5 car garage, 1300SF. dry and secure. $265/month. Call Garages for rent WATERBURY Town Plot Garage for rent. $100/month 1 year lease. Call Houses for rent BRISTOL - House to Rent, 8 rm, 2BA, finished bsmnt, wash room, large lot w/ playscape, no pets, PROSPECT 4br cape, inlaw, 2 gar. Avail. now. NO PETS. $ WATERBURY 1BR, 2nd flr, gas heat, WD included. Very clean, no pets. $700. (203) WATERBURY Bucks Hill 4BR, 1 ba. hdwd & carp. fenced yard, 1 car gar. $ no pets WATERBURY E.Mtn 2-3BR new kit, hdwd fl Ranch, near golf course $ Roommates $135/wk incl utl + kitch priv, nice yard & location or WATERBURY R/Ranch, exc loc. fem. companion to share w/same with car, Rooms WATERBURY $110 - $120 per week. Please call Jimmy at WATERBURY 32 Lone Oak Av. gd loc, utils, $350 sec req. $125/wk + sec or WATERBURY room, bed, micro, refrig., all utilities, cable, clean safe nghb. $135/wk WOLCOTT 1RM furn'd effic'y priv. entry & bath, TV/internet incl., $650 sec/refs Real Estate For Sale Condos COUNTRY LIVING, yet centrally located. Beautiful quiet setting, Thomaston/Watertown line. Twnhse, 2BR, 1.5 BA's, laundry room, garage, extra storage, oversized priv patio, wooden flrs throughout, new stainlesssteel appls. Small complex, low fees. $155,000. Call Houses CHESHIRE Contemp. on 1.8 ac, 7rm 3BR, 2 new baths, great rm., fplc., cath. ceil., oak kit, S/S appl., HW flrs, c/air, 4 garages, fenced yard, 2 decks. $413,985. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices DICK HARTMAN OWNER/AGENT Lots for sale BRISTOL Rt. 72 Pine St. all city utilities, approved building lot. WOLCOTT North St. 175' frontage overlooking Cedar Lake. Call Mobile home MOBILE HOMES, RV SERVICE MOBILE HOME FIX-IT or Service Directory Carpentry CREATIVE CARPENTRY You dream it, we build it!!! Free estimates , Lic Cleaning services HOUSE CLEANING Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Monthly. I do windows! POLISH-ENGLISH SPEAKING WOMAN Can clean your house/office with care. 3rd cleaning 50% off. Satisfaction guaranteed. Insured, bonded, references Electrical BOB STANGO ELECTRIC Will Beat Any Price 30+yrs. exp. free est. # Joe Orsini Electrical Contractor Electrical Work ~ Reasonable Call ~ lic General services SANDBLASTING & PAINTING: DC Abrasive Blasting & Painting LLC (CT Lic# ) offers a professional job for a fair price. We have a large booth to accommodate trucks, cars, trailers, lawn furniture, etc. Pick-up & delivery available. Call DAN Home improvement HANDYMAN, Absolutely anything needing doing, small, large. carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, appliances. Faucets, toilets, disposals, water damage, popcorn ceilings, gutters, windows, lights, switches, outlets, fans, floors, sheet rock, tiling, more. Quality, fair prices, Since HIC563707, P-1, E-1. Bob's Home Services, HAS YOUR BUILDING SHIFTED OR SETTLED? Contact Woodford Brothers Inc. for straightening. leveling, foundation and wood frame repairs at OLD-BARN. Masonry A A A SAMMY MASONRY Drainage problems chimneys, patios, stucco, bluestone, brick, stonewall, Free est # PUZZLE SOLUTION Painting ROCCO's PAINTING Res. Free est & cleanup. CT# yrs exp Plumbing CAPINERA PLUMBING & HEATING Repairs, New install. HW heaters # / Roofing DIDONATO ROOFING Remodeling & Siding. Reasonable rates. Sr. discount. # Tree care ALL SEASONS TREE REMOVAL Bucket & chip. serv. 24hr strm dam. Est, Ins'd CHARTER OAK Tree Service LLC ~ Tree Removal Earl & Roni Snyder Announcements Absolutely free FREE: Heavy office desk (wood) white cabinet with doors and shelves. Call FREE LOVESEAT, bookcase, small Kimball organ, computer desk. All good cond. Call , leave message. FREE: Must take all. 4 in. x 8 in. x 16 in. cement blocks, white vinyl fencing boards and posts, 50 plus pcs. each. Southington FREE: Older T.V with VHS, 2 free hutches, 1 dk. pine, 1 lg. hutch. Southington KITTEN Free 10 week old male tiger kitten. We have to give to a new home due to my sons allergies. if interested please call WOODEN PALLETS Assorted sizes. You pick up anytime at Step Saver/Observer, 213 Spring Street, Southington. Lost & found FOUND Acura key fob and keys, call FOUND Black & white male cat, been around all summer, raspy meow & skinny tail, Claudia Legals Legal - public notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS ESTATE OF Helen M. Lang, of Southington ( ) The Hon. Matthew J. Jalowiec, Judge of the Court of Probate, Cheshire- Southington Probate District, by decree dated September 29, 2014, ordered that all claims must be presented to the fiduciary at the address below. Failure to promptly present any such claims may result in the loss of rights to recover on such claim. Deborah E. Brown, Clerk The fiduciary is: Charles F. Lang, 88 Lynn Drive, Monroe CT Linda J. Dwyer, 2 Wotton Lane, Burlington, CT NOTICE TO CREDITORS ESTATE OF Lois A. Bator, of Southington ( ) The Hon. Matthew J. Jalowiec, Judge of the Court of Probate, Cheshire- Southington Probate District, by decree dated October 6, 2014, ordered that all claims must be presented to the fiduciary at the address below. Failure to promptly present any such claims may result in the loss of rights to recover on such claim. Deborah E. Brown, Clerk The fiduciary is: Cheryl Bator-Lavertu 30 Silver Oak Circle Southington, CT NOTICE TO CREDITORS ESTATE OF Sandra J. Fede, of Southington, AKA Sandra Joyce Fede, Sandra Fede ( ) The Hon. Matthew J. Jalowiec, Judge of the Court of Probate, Cheshire- Southington Probate District, by decree dated September 29, 2014, ordered that all claims must be presented to the fiduciary at the address below. Failure to promptly present any such claims may result in the loss of rights to recover on such claim. Deborah E. Brown, Clerk The fiduciary is: Rebecca H. Fede c/o Bruce A. Fontanella, Esq. 658 Broad Street, Meriden, CT THANK YOU ST. JUDE I have had my request granted. Publication promised. HMR Advertise here! You re reading it. Your customers are too! (860) ANSWER: 27 Advertise in the... Real Estate Section Reach over 118,000 readers by placing your ad in all 3 of our editions: Southington - Bristol - Plainville. This is a great way to reach potential home buyers! Call today to place your real estate ad Uncle Ted s Got Smarts? TrivIA 1. Wine ALF 4. Duracell 5. Patty Berg 6. The Erie Canal 7. Seattle 8. Rising Sun 9. Drive-In s 10. 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28 28 To advertise, call (860) Scoreboard Southington High School Girls Volleyball Southington 3, New Britain 0 (25-7, 25-5, 25-14) Monday, Sept. 29 At New Britain HIGHLIGHTS Southington: Caroline Barry, 6 kills; Maryssa Romano, 12 kills, 7 digs; Kateri Downs, 3 Aces; Morgan McCarthy, 4 aces, 9 assists; Sam Lohneiss, 19 assists, 1 ace; Michelle Stublarec, 6 kills; Sylwia Lewkowics, 4 kills; Danielle David, 4 kills, 2 aces; Lindsey Witte, 3 Kills; Julia Tinyszin, 2 kills. Records SHS, 8-2 (6-1). NB, 2-7 (0-7). Southington 3, Conard 0 (25-14, 25-13, 25-17) Wednesday, Oct. 1 At Southington HIGHLIGHTS Southington: Nicole Groll, 12 digs; Maryssa Romano, 9 digs, 9 kills; Caroline Barry, 6 kills, 5 digs; Michelle Stublarec, 4 kills; Kelsea Allen, 4 kills; Sam Lohneiss, 7 assists; Morgan McCarthy, 15 assists. Records CHS, 2-7 (1-7). SHS, 9-2 (7-1). Cross Country Boys Results Southington 26, Farmington 33 Hall 23, Farmington 35 Hall 15, Southington 43 Tuesday, Sept miles at YMCA Camp Sloper SELECTED INDIVIDUAL RESULTS 1, Palmer Weimann, Farmington, 17:25; 2, Ari Klau, Hall, 17:25; 3, Grant O Connor, Hall, 17:29; 4, Edward Tomasso, Farmington, 18:32; 5, Devon Aldave, Hall, 18:52; 6, Benjamin Gross, Hall, 18:52; 7, Max Aronow, Hall, 18:54; 8, Mark Murdy, Southington, 18:58; 9, Jack Myers, Southington, 18:58; 10, Jonathan Kaback, Hall, 18:59; 11, Sean Garrison, Southington, 18:59; 12, Tom Murdy, Southington, 18:59; 14, Adam Theriault, Southington, 19:08; 15, Brandon Bayron, Southington, 19:13; 16, Anthony Riccio, Southington, 19:26; 18, John Cassidy, Hall, 19:27; 20, Jared Lomangeno, Farmington, 19:45; 26, Joey Siuta, Farmington, 20:28; 36, Jeff Pelland, Farmington, 21:10; 37, Cordell Szot, Farmington, 21:15. Record SHS, 3-3. Nonnewaug Invite Friday, Oct teams, 114 runners 3.1 miles at Woodbury, CT Team results 1, New Milford, 29 (82:59.33); 2, Cheshire, 52 (83:55.68); 3, Shepaug Valley, 107 (86:09.27); 4, Southington, 108 (86:09.95); 5, Weston, 126 (86:39.99); 6, Avon, 133 (86:58.64); 7, Thomaston, 188 (88:48.42); 8, Litchfield, 230 (90:01.58); 9, Nonnewaug, 242 (91:49.79); 10, East Hampton, 256 (91:39.09); 11, Oxford, 328 (96:04.19); 12, Holy Cross, 349 (96:57.14); 13, Wamogo, 395 (102:29.27); 14, Housatonic Valley, 413 (102:11.26); 15, Torrington, 427 (103:00.07). SELECTED INDIVIDUAL RESULTS 1, Jonathan Davis, New Milford, 16:07.3; 2, Brendan Murray, Cheshire, 16:21.83; 3, Russell Adam, Cheshire, 16:31.12; 4, Gregory Hansell, New Milford, 16:31.51; 5, Mark Fusco, Cheshire, 16:41.09; 6, Luke Simmonds, New Milford, 16:42.98; 7, Richard Grudzwick, New Milford, 16:46.83; 8, Cole Clark, Weston, 16:47.08; 9, Ed Wolfe, Shepaug Valley, 16:47.53; 10, Sean Garrison, Southington, 16:48.82; 15, Mark Murdy, Southington, 17:01.02; 23, Jack Myers, Southington, 17:19.61; 28, Brandon Bayron, Southington, 17:28.82; 32, Nick Raguzzine, Southington, 17:31.68; 53, Tom Murdy, Southington, 18:14.83; 61, Anthony Riccio, Southington, 18: Girls Results Southington 15, Farmington 50 Hall 18, Farmington 37 Southington 23, Hall 35 Tuesday, Sept miles at YMCA Camp Sloper SELECTED INDIVIDUAL RESULTS 1, Libby Salzman-Fiske, Hall, 21:29; 2, Lauren Perkowski, Southington, 21:43; 3, Gabi Napoli, Southington, 21:46; 4, Alyssa Freiman, Hall, 22:08; 5, Catherine Myers, Southington, 22:25; 6, Amanda Hamel, Southington, 22:33; 7, Megan Albert, Southington, 22:46; 8, Sarah Minkiewicz, Southington, 22:47; 9, Gillian Hixson, Hall, 22:57; 10, Carson Stifel, Southington, 22:58; 11, Julia Furmak, Farmington, 22:59; 15, Emma Considine, Hall; 23:32; 16, Kaeli Baker, Farmington, 23:46; 17, Danna Alnajjar, Hall, 23:58; 18, Clare Coursey, Hall, 24:02; 19, Taylor Coursey, Hall, 24:17; 20, Jasmine Shack, Farmington, 24:38; 35, Claire Surkis, Farmington, 26:10; 36, Katja Zoner, Farmington, 26:13; 49, Mrireed DeRoy, Farmington, 27:24. Record SHS, 4-2. Nonnewaug Invite Friday, Oct teams, 89 runners 3.1 miles at Woodbury, CT Team results 1, Southington, 58 (103:23.78); 2, Avon, 60 (102:50.13); 3, East Hampton, 139 (109:30.88); 4, Oxford, 143 (109:35.74); 5, Nonnewaug, 155 (111:31.36); 6, Thomaston, 159 (112:24.75); 7, Weston, 164 (112:15.56); 8, Housatonic Valley, 174 (112:41.41); 9, Parish Hill, 209 (116:57.77); 10, Torrington, 246 (120:40.71); 11, Shepaug Valley, 248 (120:43.48); 12, Holy Cross, 305 (126:18.75). SELECTED INDIVIDUAL RESULTS 1, Sabrina Chester, Parish Hill, 19:20.08; 2, Molly Hamel, Avon, 19:25.27; 3, Sydney Georgiades, East Hampton, 19:37.86; 4, Sammi Breier, Thomaston, 19:43.89; 5, Lauren Perkowski, Southington, 20:06.72; 6, Kathleen Murphy, Weston, 20:19.89; 7, Christina Martin, Avon, 20:21.88; 10, Ryley Higgins, Avon, 20:30.05; 9, Hanna Gregory, Nonnewaug, 20:32.85; 10, Gabi Napoli, Southington, 20:36.07; 14, Catherine Myers, Southington, 20:51.97; 15, Amanda Hamel, Southington, 20:52.97; 17, Carson Stifel, Southington, 20:56.05; 19, Sarah Minkiewicz, Southington, 21:07.89; 28, Megan Albert, Southington, 21: Boys Soccer Southington 2, New Britain 2 (OT) Tuesday, Sept. 30 At New Britain Southington 1 1 0/0 2 New Britain 1 1 0/0 2 First half 1, Josh Mendietta, NB; 20:00; 2, Eric Schneider, SHS. Second half 3, Cooper Kubakazmierczak (Megin Begic), NB, 1:45; 4, Ryan Burrill (penalty kick), SHS, 0:29. First overtime no scoring. Second overtime no scoring. Shots SHS, 6. NB, 13. Saves Brian Topper, SHS, 11. Records SHS, (2-4-1). NB, (1-4-2). Southington 3, Windsor 2 (OT) Friday, Oct. 3 At Windsor Southington 0 2 1/0 3 Windsor 1 1 0/0 2 First half 1, Adam Muirhead, WHS. Second half 2, Ryan Burrill, SHS; 3, Matthew Wallek, WHS; 4, Ian Powell, SHS. First overtime 5, Francesco Ricigliano, SHS, 2:16. Second overtime no scoring. Shots SHS, 8. WHS, 8. Saves Brian Topper, SHS, 6. Pat Whelan, WHS, 5. Records SHS, WHS, Girls Soccer Southington 4, New Britain 0 Tuesday, Sept. 30 At Southington New Britain Southington First half 1, Sarah Palko (Nikki Carter), SHS, 33:06; 2, Jess Goralski, SHS, 5:36; 3, Palko (Ariana Gazaferi, Emily Maciejewski), SHS, 1:37. Second half 4, Goralski (Palko), SHS, 7:27. Shots NB, 1. SHS, 19. Saves Jillian Franko, NB, 5. Janelle Mangassarian and Margaret Mellitt, SHS, 1. Corners NB, 1. SHS, 4. Records NB, 2-7 (0-7). SHS, 2-6 (1-6). 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30 30 To advertise, call (860) From page 28 Margaret Mellitt, SHS, 4. Corners WHS, 1. SHS, 9. Record WHS, SHS, 3-6. Field Hockey Conard 1, Southington 0 Tuesday, Sept. 30 At Southington Conard Southington First half no scoring. Second half 1, Charlotte Leyland, CHS, 12:21. Shots CHS, 12. SHS, 12. Saves Avery Sherrill, CHS, 5. Natalie Liquindoli, SHS, 7. Corners CHS, 6. SHS, 14. Record SHS, 4-3. CHS, Southington 5, Windsor 0 Thursday, Oct. 2 At Windsor Southington Windsor First half 1, Kaylee Graef, SHS, 18:56. Second half 2, Graef (Jess Lee), SHS, 21:59; 3, Allie Abacherli, SHS, 10:37; 4, Abacherli, SHS, 1:35; 5, Kelsey Snodgrass, SHS, 0:43. Shots SHS, 17. WHS, 4. Saves Natalie Liquindoli, SHS, 4. Jess Dillon, WHS, 12. Corners SHS, 11. WHS, 5. Records SHS, 5-3 (3-0). WHS, (1-1-1). Girls Swimming Southington 94, East Hartford 80 Tuesday, Sept. 30 At East Hartford 200 med relay 1, SHS (Bailey Potter, Sam Sagnella, Marisa Matthews, Julia Mularczyk), 2:06.84; 2, EHHS; 3, SHS (Annelise Alfieri, Hannah Olsen, Bethany Greenlaw, Jennifer Monte). 200 free 1, Olivia Fournier, SHS, 2:07.55; 2, Kerry Buchanan, SHS; 3, Kara Zazzaro, SHS; 4, Tina Nguyen, EHHS; 5, Michelle San Martin, EHHS. 200 IM 1, Sheryl Wang, EHHS; 2, Ally Schroeder, SHS; 3, Qeanna Rampassard, EHHS; 4, Gina Calo, SHS; 5, Patrycja Zajac, SHS. 50 free 1, Matthews, SHS, 26.59; 2, Olsen, SHS; 3, Amelia Kowzun, EHHS; 4, Ale Casanova, EHHS; 5, Greenlaw, SHS. Diving 1, Tiara Dexter, EHHS; 2, Shajay Davis, EHHS. 100 fly 1, Sagnella, SHS, 1:09.85; 2, Wang, EHHS; 3, Kristen Loose, SHS; 4, P. Zajac, SHS; 5, Lindsay Altschuler, EHHS. 100 free 1, Fournier, SHS, 56.76; 2, Buchanan, SHS; 3, Schroeder, SHS; 4, Kowzun, EHHS; 5, Olivia Wright, EHHS. 500 free 1, Potter, SHS, 6:10.89; 2, Nguyen, EHHS; 3, Zazzaro, SHS; 4, Calo, SHS; 5, San Martin, EHHS. 200 free relay 1, SHS (Matthews, Buchanan, Schroeder, Fournier), 1:50.3; 2, SHS (Ashley Christensen, Olsen, Greenlaw, Loose). 100 back 1, Potter, SHS, 1:10.35; 2, Evelyn Holbrook, SHS; 3, Alfieri, SHS; 4, Wright, EHHS; 5, Brandy Acosta, EHHS. 100 breast exhibition. 400 free relay exhibition. Record SHS, 5-0. Southington 94, Maloney-Platt 78 Friday, Oct. 3 At Maloney HS, Meriden 200 med relay 1, SHS (Ally Shroeder, Bethany Greenlaw, Marisa Matthews, Olivia Fournier), 2:03.45; 2, M-P; 3, SHS. 200 free 1, Bailey Potter, SHS, 2:12.52; 2, Julia Annino, M-P; 3, Gina Calo, SHS; 4, Kara Zazzaro, SHS. 200 IM 1, Emily Coleman, M-P, 2:23.44; 2, Matthews, SHS; 3, Kerry Buchanan, SHS; 4, Sara Jordan, M-P; 5, Jessica Despress, M- P. 50 free 1, Fournier, SHS, 26.4; 2, Hannah Olsen, SHS; 3, Jasmine McLeish, M-P; 4, Julia Mularczyk, SHS; 5, Jocelyn Rodriguez, M-P. Diving 1, Kamrin Dawkins, M-P; 2, Natalie McCormick, M-P. 100 fly 1, Sam Sagnella, SHS, 1:09.76; 2, Kristen Loose, SHS; 3, Annino, M-P; 4, Patrycja Zajac, SHS; 5, Despress, M-P. 100 free 1, Matthews, 58.71; 2, Julia Paddock, M-P; 3, Schroeder, SHS; 4, A. Christensen, SHS; 5, J. Rodriguez, M-P. 500 free 1, Buchanan, SHS, 5:56.38; 2, Calo, SHS; 3, Sam Murcia, P-M; 4, Evelyn Holbrook, SHS; 5, Falon Fuqua, M-P. 200 free relay 1, SHS (Olsen, Bethany Greenlaw, Loose, Matthews), 1:53.46; 2, M-P; 3, SHS (Mularczyk, Jennifer Monte, Zajac, Christensen). 100 back 1, Paddock, M-P, 1:05.98; 2, Potter, SHS; 3, Fournier, SHS; 4, Schroeder, SHS; 5, Sara Jordan, M-P. 100 breast exhibition. 400 free relay exhibition. Record SHS, Apple Harvest Road Race Sunday, Oct. 6 At Southington 5 Mile Road Race 5 miles, 379 runners Top Male Finishers 1, Chris Rosenberger, 26:25; 2, Nicholai Dalidowitz, 28:37; 3, Mike Rieger, 28:39. Top Female Finishers 1,Laura Pieger, 32:05; 2, Molly Palmieri, Southington, 33:38; 3, Lindsay Shea, 34:13. Dave Gworek Award (top Southington finisher) Male: Nick Dalidowitz, 28:37. Female: Molly Palmieri, 33:38. DIVISION WINNERS Women s Results Under 15 1, Kerry Buchanan, 37:36; 2, Taylor Borla, 39:28; 3, Ashley Schiffer, 39:34; 4, Jillian Noli, 41:33. Ages , Emily Tomaselli, 40:00. Ages , Nicole Verderame, 35:52; 2, Ashley Brilla, 37:08; 3, Ellen Donohue, 37:17; 4, Gina Policita, 37:17. Ages , Lindsay Shea, 34:13; 2, Jessica Crandall, 36:48; 3, Jessica McKinstry, 36:57; 4, Heidi Holmes, 38:11. Ages , MaryAnn Humprey, 36:09; 2, Angela Heidgerd, 36;43; 3, Laura Summers, 38:10; 4, Kelly Gray, 39:38. Ages , Diane Snow, 36;50; 2, Denise Stein, 39:38; 3, Ana Rosado, 40:24; 4, Janina Wneta, 41:41. Ages , Linda Rocco, 45:23; 2, Janit Romayko, 46:44; 3, Carmen Maloon, 47:35; 4, Maggie Rose, 49:41. Men s Results Ages , Nick Evangelista, 34:04; 2, Mike Listro, 43:06; 3, Jian Siadat, 45:38. Ages , Matt Scully, 29:01; 2, Jeffrey Foryo, 33:09; 3, Patrick Turek, 34:30; 4, Daniel Olsen, 36:17. Ages , Ryan O Connor, 29:08; 2, Bill Zielinski, 31:19; 3, Jon McKinstry, 32:03; 4, Justin Fritch, 34:25. Ages , Mario Longo, 30:23; 2, Bruce Christensen, 31:04; 3, David May, 32:22; 4, Nathan Chubet, 33:06. Ages , Louis Rodier, 32:37; 2, David Buono, 33:48; 3, Peter Remillard, 35:14; 4, Dave Taylor, 35:41. Ages , Bill Lombardi, 36:27; 2, Bob Huckins, 37:43; 3, Steve Sheehan, 39:52; 4, Kevin Bruemmer, 40:08. Ages , Bill Borla, 39:30; 2, Marty Becker, 53:04. INDIVIDUAL RESULTS No , Chris Rosenberg, Old Saybrook, 26:24; 2, Nick Dalidowitz, Southington, 28:37; 3, Mike Rieger, New Britain, 28:39; 4, Matt Scully, Watertown, 29:01; 5, Ryan O Connor, Bristol, 29:08; 6, Mario Longo, Cheshire, 30:23; 7, Bruce Christensen, Bolton, 31:04; 8, Disqualified; 9, Bill Zielinski, Southington, 31:17; 10, Jon McKinstry, Southington, 32:03; 11, Scoreboard Laura Pieger, Watertown, 32:03; 12, David May, Wallingford, 32:16; 13, Louis Rodier, Avon, 32:34; 14, Nathan Chubet, Plantsville, 33:02; 15, Jeffrey Foryo, New Britain, 33:01; 16, Molly Palmieri, Southington, 33:37; 17, Michael Kryzanski, Southington, 33:43; 18, David Buono, Unionville, 33:46; 19, Nick Evangelista, New Britain, 33:57; 20, Lindsay Shea, Stamford, 33:24; 21, Justin Fritch, Torrington, 33:57; 22, Patrick Turek, Southington, 34:19; 23, James McAloon, Southington, 34:37; 24, Justin Krom, Southington, 35:04; 25, Dennis Backofen, Wallingford, 35:03; 26, Peter Remillard, Cheshire, 35:11; 27, Jim O Rourke, Southington, 35:21; 28, Dave Taylor, Vernon, 35:38; 29, Mark Reider, Southington, 35:38; 30, John Rosenberger, Plantsville, 35:42; 31, Henryk Gudelski, Ostroleka Ma, 35:47; 32, Robert Lalla, Plantsville, 35:02; 33, Nicole Verderame, Southington, 35:52; 34, Matthew La France, Cheshire, 35:56; 35, MaryAnn Humprey, Southington, 36:09; 36, Daniel Olsen, Southington, 35:40; 37, Matthew Drozd, Wallingford, 36:12; 38, Bill Lombardi, Southington, 36:26; 39, Kevin Schmarr, Southington, 35:52; 40, David Schnitzer, Cheshire, 36:25; 41, Ken Paprzyca, Southington, 36:17; 42, Angela Heidgerd, Southington, 36:41; 43, Jessica Crandall, Cromwell, 35:51; 44, Diane Snow, Plantsville, 36:44; 45, Jessica McKinstry, Southington, 36:55; 46, Christopher Fernald, Plantsville, 36:52; 47, Ashley Brilla, Plainville, 37:07; 48, Ellen Donohue, Southington, 37:05; 49, Gina Pollicita, Plantsville, 37:06; 50, Kerry Buchanan, Southington, 37:35. No , Jonathan Grauer, Danbury, 37:08; 52, Marisa Debboli, Southington, 37:35; 53, Bob Huckins, Southington, 37:39; 54, Casey Liebler, South Glastonbury, 37:36; 55, Ron Lamoreux, Jr., Southington, 37:50; 56, Tony DaSilva, Bristol, 38:01; 57, Laura Summers, Southington, 38:02; 58, Heidi Holmes, Meriden, 37:50; 59, John Mah, Southington, 37:59; 60, Sarah Dombrowski, Groton, 37:55; 61, Hilda Heck, Lyme, 38:09; 62, Wade Montague, Southington, 37:40; 63, Jim Pugliese, Southington, 38:19; 64, Gary Beaumont, Southington, 38:16; 65, Neil Salesky, Burlington, 38:11; 66, Jayme Dubinsky, Alexandria VA, 38:40; 67, Lily Carnright, Southington, 38:46; 68, William Liebler, Southington, 38:34; 69, Shauna Falvey, Southington, 38:47; 70, Sarah Dann, Cheshire, 38:45; 71, Daniel Scalo, Waterbury, 38:06; 72, Jason Koski, Wethersfield, 37:53; 73, Greg Person, New Britain, 38:47; 74, Kelcie Reid, Southington, 39:25; 75, Taylor Borla, Southington, 39:19; 76, Peter Borla, Hamden, 39:18; 77, Robert Wales, Southington, 39:21; 78, Kelley Longo, Southington, 39:12; 79, Michael Karnas, New Britain, 38:24; 80, Bill Borla, Torrington, 39:22; 81, Ashley Schiffer, Plantsville, 39:19; 82, Mike Rocco, Southington, 38:28; 83, Karen Donorfio, Southington, 38:43; 84, Kelly Gray, Southington, 39:34; 85, Denise Stein, Orange, 39:13; 86, Neil Walker, Plantsville, 39:00; 87, Kiara Bonilla- Jusino, Southington, 38:54; 88, Cindy Posadas, Southington, 39:28; 89, Jeff Lower, Middlefield, 39:25; 90, Steve Sheehan, Southington, 39:18; 91, Lisa Barry, Vernon, 39:42; 92, Filomena Hurley, Southington, 39:43; 93, Emily Tomaselli, Prospect, 39:23; 94, Peter Marshall, Andover, 39:36; 95, Amy Ciccarillo, New Britain, 39:57; 96, David Yanosy, Southington, 39:57; 97, Siena Lindemann, San Antonio TX, 39:35; 98, Kevin Bruemmer, Southington, 38:18; 99, Richard Lapriola, Jr, Southington, 39:49; 100, Daniel Blanchard, Southington, 39:57. No , Ana Rosado, New Britain, 39:50; 102, Brett Valentine, Southington, 40:15; 103, Brian Vaccaro, Southington, 40:28; 104, Christopher Tasker, Plantsville, 39:40; 105, Jennifer Irazabal, Southington, 40:24; 106, Angela Vassar, Southington, 40:31; 107, Daniel Massucci, Plantsville, 39:46; 108, Sarah Paprzyca, Wethersfield, 40:28; 109, Wesley Paprzyca, Wethersfield, 40:26; 110, Nikki Graveline, Prospect, 40:12; 111, Brenda Woznicki, Meriden, 40:44; 112, Tyler Shea, Stamford, 40:05; 113, Eric Porter, Waterbury, 40:25; 114, Desiree Coyle, Naugatuck, 40:12; 115, Catherine Pomposi, Southington, 41:00; 116, Shannon Sterling, Cromwell, 40:51; 117, Christian Wneta, Southington, 41:07; 118, Anthony Lombardi, Plantsville, 40:36; 119, Jack Weber, Newtown, 40:51; 120, Kevin Thompson, Waterbury, 40:39; 121, Jillian Noli, Southington, 41:12; 122, Janina Wneta, Southington, 41:36; 123, Sara Ann Ching, Westfield MA, 41:09; 124, Naoemi Raimondi, Southington, 41:34; 125, Jen Arsenault, Plantsville, 41:05; 126, Doug O Leary, Plainville, 40:59; 127, Michael Yedziniak, Southington, 41:14; 128, Steven Maritzer, Bristol, 41:40; 129, Mike Sok, West Hartford, 42:17; 130, Michele Burge, Southington, 42:19; 131, David Perry, Southington, 41:26; 132, Brooke Lynch, Plantsville, 42:13; 133, Maureen Cop, Southington, 42:24; 134, Jamie Asklar, East Hampton, 41:28; 135, Meg Kasper, Collinsville, 42:34; 136, Betsy Sargent, Unionville, 41:35; 137, Kelli Niro, Berlin, 41:50; 138, Katlyn Joraskie, Newington, 42:30; 139, John Kane, Plantsville, 41:22; 140, Thomas Lore, Southington, 42:31; 141, Geoff Ching, Westfield MA, 42:10; 142, Wendy Lombardo, Southington, 42:07; 143, Denis Guay, Southington, 41:54; 144, Jennifer DelSanto, Southington, 41:42; 145, Phil Murray, Southington, 42:27; 146, Jason Lawrence, Southington, 42:25; 147, Mike Listro, Southington, 42:24; 148, Ross Gatcomb, Gales Ferry, 41:49; 149, Kevin Pietsch, Philadelphia PA, 42:43; 150, Mark Falvey, Southington, 43:06. No , Barry DiGirolamo, Southington, 42:29; 152, Jennifer Schnitzer, Cheshire, 43:06; 153, Marly Saxton, Hamdne, 42:31; 154, Ken Smith, Southington, 42:53; 155, John Donohue, Southington, 43:12; 156, Shannon Zielinski, Southington, 42:40; 157, Matt Cocco, Southington, 42:21; 158, Nicholas Landry, Southington, 42:26; 159, Lauren Albert, North Haven, 43:22; 160, Kevin O Keefe, Middletown, 43:22; 161, Tom Fusciello, Southington, 42:39; 162, Salvatore Colavito, Oakville, 43:15; 163, Krys Kuzara, Wallingford, 42:11; 164, Thom Shea, Woodbury, 43:17; 165, Kimberly Jerome, Cheshire, 42:42; 166, Kathleen Adams, West Hartford, 42:57; 167, Mike Atnes, Cheshire, 43:55; 168, Dawn Landino, Plainville, 43:36; 169, Michael Taricani, Burlington, 43:42; 170, Jenny Bataguas, Middletown, 43:39; 171, Taylor Wilson, Arlington VA, 42:57; 172, Paula Dommel, Beacon Falls, 43:21; 173, Sharon Salesky, Burlington, 43:44; 174, Mark Zigmont, Milldale, 43:34; 175, Angela McIntyre, Plantsville, 44:03; 176, John Votino, Southington, 44:01; 177, Brendan Schiffer, Plantsville, 43:04; 178, Steve Pohl, Plainville, 43:50; 179, Rachel Allison, Hamden, 43:20; 180, Pam Manke, Vernon, 44:26; 181, William Fries, Wallingford, 44:12; 182, Kenneth Wilcox, Southington, 44:03; 183, Tom Lombardi, Southington, 44:14; 184, Nathaniel Buttone, Southington, 43:32; 185, Matthew Lopes, Norwalk, 44:15; 186, Marco Ingriselli, Southington, 44:30; 187, Greg Gaedeke, Southington, 43:44; 188, Brendan Quinn, Southington, 43:45; 189, Courtney Miniter, South Meriden, 44:50; 190, Amanda Maher, Norfolk VA, 43:46; 191, Anthony Lombardi, Wolcott, 43:52; 192, Teresa Pagano, Southington, 44:22; 193, Linda Rocco, 45:23, 7:18; 194, Gino Troiano, Rockfall, 45:20; 195, Ben Mattheis, Cheshire, 44:20; 196, Dennis Keane, Waterbury, 45:20; 197, Kerri Desmaris, Kingston MA, 44:54; 198, Krissa Anderson, 6379, 44:56; 199, Jian Siadat, Plantsville, 44:58; 200, Michael Shurack, Plantsville, 45:04. No , Janet Zesut, Southington, 45:29; 202, Ralph Riccio, Southington, 44:43; 203, Chrystal Lodovico, Bristol, 44:45; 204, Rachel Jase, New Britain, 44:53; 205, Elizabeth Mihalakos, New Britain, 44:53; 206, Maria Huff, Plantsville, 45:32; 207, Barbara Dell, Stafford Springs, 45:45; 208, Lynn Callahan, Southington, 45:39; 209, Carly Keeley, Feeding Hills MA, 45:53; 210, Phil Beierle, Plantsville, 46:20; 211, Blair Vaccaro, Southington, 46:01; 212, Kevin Johnston, Marion, 45:41; 213, Ashley Allan, Southington, 46:23; 214, Amy Cooper, Southington, 46:05; 215, Janit Romayko, 46:44, 7:31; 216, Bonnie Lasky, Southington, 46:46; 217, Jennifer Stroop, Southington, 46:03; 218, Kevin Walsh, Bethany, 45:34; 219, Tina Hebert, Southington, 45:49; 220, Chad Montague, Prospect, 45:31; 221, Christine Montague, Prospect, 45:31; 222, Matthew Riggott, Broad Brook, 45:39; 223, Brian Ahern, Salsibury, 46:02; 224, Carly Newlan, Plainville, 46:40; 225, Samantha Tamulis, Southington, 46:58; 226, Mena Shehata, Rocky Hill, 47:01; 227, Sari Jacob, Plainville, 46:03; 228, Anthony Danburg, Colchester, 45:44; 229, Charai Milissa, Berlin, 46:38; 230, Heather Bartley, Southington, 46:32; 231, Stephen Fabian, Southington, 46:50; 232, Emily Asklar, East Hampton, 46:12; 233, Mike Galvin, Southington, 47:16; 234, Laura DaSilva, Bristol, 46:36; 235, Kimberly Murphy, New Yor, NY, 46:07; 236, Luanne Borawski, Southington, 46:31; 237, Shawna Claffey, Fairfield, 46:58; 238, Allison Patavino, Southington, 47:12; 239, Lisa Serenson, Plantsville, 47:06; 240, Joseph Peccerillo, Southington, 47:19; 241, MaryAnn Mahon, Southington, 47:22; 242, Beth Connelly, Southington, 46:30; 243, Carmen Maloon, 47:35, 7:39; 244, Brenda Scully, Bristol, 47:07; 245, Mary Lynch, Plantsville, 47:26; 246, Valerie Landino, Southington, 47:25; 247, Rebecca Kerrigan, West Hartford, 46:18; 248, Michael Torres, Southington, 46:38; 249, Erin Hegarty, North Haven, 46:38; 250, Daniel Calligan, Bristol, 46:57. No , David Malsheske, Plantsville, 47:35; 252, Kelly Combs, Southington, 47:50; 253, Jill Pomposi, Plantsville, 47:50; 254, Nicole Streeto, Plainville, 47:30; 255, John Mierzwinski, Southington, 47:38; 256, Nicole Archambault, West Hartford, 47:56; 257, Koryn Soboleski, Danbury, 47:44; 258, Patricia DeTullio, Berlin, 47:55; 259, Jessica Sima, Cheshire, 48:09; 260, Karolina Wneta, Southington, 48:37; 261, Karen Stafko, Southington, 47:51; 262, Violet Pierson, Southington, 47:51; 263, Cicily Balachandar, Southington, 48:42; 264, Natalie Kowalczyk, Glastonbury, 47:30; 265, Laura Simmons, Middletown, 47:34; 266, Erica Basoli, Rocky Hill, 48:16; 267, Katie Hurley, Glastonbury, 48:07; 268, Jaime Murphy, Wallingford, 47:47; 269, Gale Glover, Cheshire, 48:59; 270, Rodrick Marriott, Meriden, 47:48; 271, Dawn Pooler, Southington, 48:55; 272, Greg Demchak, Meriden, 48:31; 273, Maggie Rose, 49:41, 7:59; 274, Keith Rawcliffe, Burlington, 49:28; 275, Kurt Arsenault, Plantsville, 48:55; 276, Byron Berube, Kensington, 49:20; 277, Kristine Garcia, Southington, 49:28; 278, Chester Lau, West Hartford, 49:43; 279, Jonelle Disette, Southington, 49:43; 280, Jillian DeGiacomo, Hamden, 50:09; 281, Mary Jo Butler, Southington, 49:54; 282, John Cassidy, Bristol, 48:53; 283, John Fair, Lakewood Ranch FL, 48:56; 284, Ryan Kristopik, State College, 49:07; 285, Donna Brown, 50:44, 8:09; 286, Siobhan Costello, Milldale, 49:48; 287, Wendy Andres, 50:56, 8:11; 288, Lisa Conroy, Southington, 49:57; 289, Jennifer Christian, Plantsville, 50:40; 290, Katie Lainas, Plantsville, 49:33; 291, Kristen Palombizio, Southington, 49:34; 292, Shantel Lefkowitz, Southington, 50:23; 293, Matt Lefkowitz, Southington, 50:21; 294, Michele Dunn, Middlebury, 50:24; 295, Hillary Schnip, Brighton MA, 50:50; 296, Julia McCarthy, Waterbury, 50:47; 297, Francesca Ciniglio, Southington, 51:10; 298, Cynthia Goode, Berlin, 50:53; 299, Karen Turner, Southington, 50:28; 300, Jacqui Campbell, Manchester, 50:36. No , Rachel Roch, Hamden, 50:36; 302, John Moscariello, Prospect, 51:02; 303, Bianca Plourde, Enfield, 51:01; 304, Kelly Cantillon, Southington, 50:25; 305, Carmela Ciniglio, Southington, 51:39; 306, Sara Phillips, Simpsonville SC, 50:27; 307, Pamela Scheck, Southington, 50:28; 308, Erin Reilly, Marion, 50:28; 309, Katie Klemonski, Cheshire, 50:34; 310, Angelica Hummel, Waterbury, 51:36; 311, Cindy Torres, Southington, 51:39; 312, Daniel Sonstrom, Bristol, 50:53; 313, Melissa Brown, Wolcott, 51:46; 314, Nicole Rawcliffe, Burlington, 51:56; 315, Michelle Andreoni, Plantsville, 52:11; 316, Stephanie Barone, Cheshire, 51:57; 317, Chrissy Pakutka, Farmington, 51:56; 318, Lissette Occhiato, Meriden, 51:56; 319, Sharon Vocke, Southington, 51:23; 320, Kristen Grimm, Farmington, 51:55; 321, Joanne Volovski, Harwinton, 52:16; 322, Marty Becker, New York NY, 51:46; 323, Nancy Kroeber, Marion, 52:29; 324, Jennifer Lo Presti, Southington, 51:37; 325, Jennie Gillespie, Berlin, 52:16; 326, Ernest Fisher III, Southington, 52:21; 327, Megan Hurley, Southington, 52:21; 328, Debra Testa, Farmington, 52:48; 329, Kary Krochko, Southington, 52:42; 330, Debbie Hammel, West Simsbury, 53:09; 331, Lisa Stevens, Southington, 53:45; 332, Edwin Torres, Southington, 54:19; 333, Julia Luedee, Hamden, 53:28; 334, Bev Roche, Plainville, 53:24; 335, Tony Bagliore, Southington, 53:40; 336, Sames Curley, Wallingford, 53:43; 337, Charley Widmer, West Harrison NY, 54:25; 338, Amy Blumenreder, Southington, 53:57; 339, Anne Marie Zyskowski, Hamden, 55:11; 340, Marilyn Cheyne, Southington, 54:48; 341, Matthew Straub, Hartford, 54:27; 342, Jessica Ortner, Southington, 55:31; 343, Matt Sorak, Newington, 55:36; 344, Luke Aldo, Southington, 55:38; 345, Lia Donahue, North Haven, 55:39; 346, Liz Lamphere, Watertown, 55:39; 347, Jennifer Walsh, El Segundo CA, 55:19; 348, Julie Stagis, Southington, 57:13; 349, Kristi Josephson, Southington, 56:51; 350, Carolyn Wentworth, Southington, 56:49. No , Aimee Brousseau, Seymour, 57:14; 352, Melisa Zigmont, Milldale, 57:27; 353, David Bernadino, Bristol, 57:26; 354, Tom Snow, Manchester NH, 58:36; 355, John Chiero, Southington, 57:40; 356, John Griglun, Southington, 58:43; 357, Julianne Ceruti, Manchester, 58:31; 358, Brian Ceruti, Southington, 58:34; 359, Kate Jackson, Danbury, 58:22; 360, Robin Ferguson, Southington, 58:49; 361, Jennifer Hilbert, Plantsville, 59:36; 362, Daniel Reitenbah, Plantsville, 59:36; 363, Cesar Aleman, Hartford, 59:38; 364, Chris Duffy, Plantsville, 1:01:02; 365, Margaret Thibault, Bristol, 1:00:12; 366, Elizabeth Thibault, Bristol, 1:00:13; 367, Anjali Tandon, Hamden, 1:01:47; 368, Manish Tandon, Hamden, 1:01:49; 369, Jordan Bartucca, Bristol, 1:01:35; 370, Merriah Currao, Bristol, 1:01:44; 371, James Jerome, Wethersfield, 1:02:04; 372, Lisa Boehme, North Branford, See SCORES, page 31 Ceiling Surgeon Specializing in: *Spray Textures *Repairs of stains, cracks, holes, etc. *New replacement ceilings *Mold & mildew treatment Over 25 years of ceiling experience Bristol & Surrounding Communities (860) Reg. 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31 To advertise, call (860) From page 30 1:02:15; 373, Sarah Fox, North Branford, 1:02:16; 374, Olivia Smith, Southington, 1:03:08; 375, Cheynna Zygmunt, Stratford, 1:02:27; 376, Rose Michelle, Terryville, 1:02:34; 377, Diann Thomson, Southington, 1:05:09; 378, Beth Baribault, Plantsville, 1:05:10; 379, Chelsea McKay, Hamden, 1:09:24. 5K Road Race 3.1 miles, 1094 runners Top Male Finishers 1, Nick Garcia, 17:13; 2, Holland Florian, 18:52; 3, Kurt Lindboom-Broberg, 19:04. Top Female Finishers 1, Erin Angelillo, 21:08; 2, Jacci Pugliese, 21:15; 3, Taylor Hubert, 21:57. Chris Sanchez Award (Top SHS soccer player) 1, Erin Angelillo, 21:08. DIVISION WINNERS Women s Results Under 10 1, Lucy Bergin, 25:32; 2, Jacqueline Izzo, 25:48; 3, Monika Kryzanski, 27:41; 4, Sofia Scalise, 27:54. Ages , Morgan Hubert, 22:09; 2, Lauren Verrilli, 22:23; 3, Kate Kemnitz, 23:24; Emma Doran, 23:57. Ages , Marisa Matthews, 22:36; 2, Isabella Scalise, 23:22; 3, Hannah Jackman, 23:34; 4, Olivia Fournier, 24:47. Ages , Rianna Susco, 25:33; 2, Erin Martin, 25:39; Jolanta Zajac, 26:20; 4, Bailey Potter, 28:25. Ages , Kristina Anderson, 24:31; 2, Mary Phillips, 24:40; 3, Kristin Quinn, 25:14; 4, Jessica Kamens, 25:47. Ages , Jessica Magrey, 23:54; 2, Rebecca Dougherty, 24:32; 3, Lisa Stokes, 25:16; 4, Sara Fadziewicz, 25:28. Ages , Tracy Hubert, 22:08; 2, Jessica Fonte, 23:09; 3, Karen Prendergast, 25:33; 4, Jen Jackman, 26:06. Ages , Kristen Nguyen, 24:21; 2, Susan Rosenberger, 25:48; 3, Suzanne Remington-Fox, 25:57; 4, Valerie Strange, 26:03. Ages , Joan LaPierre, 24:48; 2, Nancy Chiero, 28:50; 3, Johnette Gunter, 30:17; 4, Janice Perkins, 30:19. Ages , Elizabeth Lazor, 56:14; 2, Barbara Simmons, 1:07:06. Men s Results Under 10 1, Colin Reilly, 24:30; 2, Caden Sirois, 24:31; 3, Nathan Cofrancesco, 25:03; 4, Billy Liebler, 25:41. Ages , Owen Lacourciere, 20:04; 2, Berkley Fang, 20:32; 3, Kevin Gabree, 21:04; 4, Emmett Parkerson, 21:48. Ages , Ryan Nguyen, 20:02; 2, Zachary Blake, 20:41; 3, Anthony Sagnella, 20:43; 4, Gregory Hirschhorn, 21:04. Ages , Casey Doyle, 21:09; 2, John Bracken, 21:52; 3, Brendan Conway, 22:18; 4, Tyler Kochman, 23:10. Ages , Shane Leighton, 19:13; 2, Nicholas Tumolo, 20:14; 3, Bryan Jorge, 20:29; 4, Joe Bak, 20:38. Ages , Chris Pawlow, 19:32; 2, Darrell Cook, 19:53; 3, Duane Scotti, 20:13; 4, Nicholas Lanigan, 20:36. Ages , Frank Angelillo, 19:28; 2, Michael Perkowski, 19:43; 3, Dan Dachelet, 19:49; 4, Steve Alsup, 21:05. Ages , Charles Ferry, 19:54; 2, Steven Youmatz, 20:46; 3, Tom Cunningham, 21:18; 4, Kevin Macdonald, 22:27. Ages , Tim Connellan, 23:36; 2, Al Simmons, 25:01; 3, Dan Ciccarillo, 25:01; 4, Robert Grodzicki, 25:13. Ages , Jonathan Yuen, 30:31; 2, John Battista, 33:16; 3, Neal Wellins, 33:30; 4, Tom Missett, 36:18. Over 80 1, Jim Driscoll, 46:00. INDIVIDUAL RESULTS No , Nicholas Garcia, Southington, 17:13; 2, Holland Florian, Southington, 18:52; 3, Kurt Lindboom-Broberg, Newington, 19:04; 4, Shane Leighton, West Hartford, 19:13; 5, Frank Angelillo, Southington, 19:28; 6, Chris Pawlow, New Britain, 19:32; 7, Michael Perkowski, Plantsville, 19:43; 8, Dan Dachelet, Higganum, 19:49; 9, Darrell Cook, Plantsville, 19:53; 10, Charles Ferry, Southington, 19:54; 11, Ryan Nguyen, Cheshire, 20:02; 12, Owen Lacourciere, Burlington, 20:04; 13, Duane Scotti, Cheshire, 20:13; 14, Nicholas Tumolo, Southington, 20:14; 15, Bryan Jorge, Middletown, 20:29; 16, Berkley Fang, Cheshire, 20:32; 17, Nicholas Lanigan, Southington, 20:36; 18, Joe Bak, Bristol, 20:38; 19, Zachary Blake, Plantsville, 20:41; 20, Anthony Sagnella, Southington, 20:43; 21, Steven Youmatz, Middletown, 20:46; 22, Aaron Magrey, Vernon, 20:47; 23, Gregory Hirschhorn, Bethlehem, 21:04; 24, Kevin Gabree, Southington, 21:04; 25, Steve Alsup, Durham, 21:05; 26, Erin Angelillo, Southington, 21:08; 27, Casey Doyle, Southington, 21:09; 28, Clad Clough, West Hartford VT, 21:11; 29, Jacci Pugliese, Southington, 21:15; 30, Tom Cunningham, Plantsville, 21:18; 31, Michael DelGrego, Southington, 21:27; 32, Dave Kowalik, Wallingford, 21:37; 33, Jonathan Connellan, North Haven, 21:43; 34, Emmett Parkerson, Cheshire, 21:48; 35, John Bracken, Southington, 21:52; 36, Taylor Hubert, Southington, 21:57; 37, Zane Chubet, Plantsville, 21:58; 38, Thaddeus Chuchro, East Hartford, 22:06; 39, Tracy Hubert, Southington, 22:08; 40, Morgan Hubert, Southington, 22:09; 41, Jason Humphrey, Southington, 22:10; 42, Rohn Heidgerd, Southington, 22:15; 43, Ben Davis, Southington, 22:16; 44, Marek Kryzanski, Southington, 22:17; 45, Ian McCracken, Avon, 22:17; 46, Brendan Conway, Southington, 22:18; 47, Matthew Penna, Southington, 22:22; 48, Lauren Verrilli, Southington, 22:23; 49, Kevin Macdonald, Norwich, 22:27; 50, Todd Pelletier, Southington, 22:33. No , Marisa Matthews, Southington, 22:36; 52, Ryan Asido, Southington, 22:37; 53, Naveen Chadha, Farmington, 22:42; 54, Brett Shook, Hamden, 22:43; 55, Sean Scanlon, Southington, 22:48; 56, Cesar Garcia, Southington, 22:48; 57, Martin Semmel, Southington, 22:53; 58, Christopher Strong, Southington, 22:56; 59, Josh Graikoski, Southington, 23:03; 60, Mack Brennan, Southington, 23:03; 61, Evan Kristopik, Plantsville, 23:05; 62, Jessica Fonte, Woodbury, 23:09; 63, Tyler Kochman, Bethlehem, 23:10; 64, Joshua Cofrancesco, Southington, 23:12; 65, Isabella Scalise, Southington, 23:22; 66, Kate Kemnitz, Southington, 23:24; 67, David Byrne, Southington, 23:28; 68, Patrick Doherty, Wallingford, 23:31; 69, Christopher Chaplinsky, Outhington, 23:32; 70, Hannah Jackman, Southington, 23:34; 71, Michael Garry, Southington, 23:34; 72, Tim Connellan, Southington, 23:36; 73, Tyler Heidgerd, Southington, 23:38; 74, Derek Guida, Southington, 23:50; 75, Jessica Magrey, Vernon, 23:54; 76, Emma Doran, Southington, 23:57; 77, Jonas Skovdal, Yardley PA, 24:03; 78, Jeffrey Hannigan, Southington, 24:05; 79, Luke Tedeschi, Southington, 24:08; 80, Michael Cook, Naugatuck, 24:10; 81, Michael Ditota, Southington, 24:18; 82, Kristen Nguyen, Cheshire, 24:21; 83, Craig McPherson, Southington, 24:22; 84, Sebastian Landry, Bethlehem, 24:25; 85, Brian Coulombe, Meriden, 24:30; 86, Colin Reilly, Southington, 24:30; 87, Kristina Anderson, Manchester, 24:31; 88, Caden Sirois, Southington, 24:31; 89, Rebecca Dougherty, Southington, 24:32; 90, Rick Cekovsky, Brooklyn NY, 24:32; 91, Ethan McDonough, Southington, 24:35; 92, Dalton Kamens, Meriden, 24:36; 93, Brian Stefanowicz, Southington, 24:36; 94, Francis Simpatico, Cheshire, 24:37; 95, Tony Ho, Southington, 24:39; 96, Mark Hayden, Plantsville, 24:39; 97, Mary Phillips, Southington, 24:40; 98, Mike Siegel, Meriden, 24:40; 99, Doug Roy, Plantsville, 24:41; 100, Phil Pomposi, Southington, 24:42. No , Micheal Washington, Unionville, 24:44; 102, Bill Cekovsky, Prospect, 24:45; 103, Olivia Fournier, Southington, 24:47; 104, Joan LaPierre, Shelburne MA, 24:48; 105, Steve Hunt, Southington, 24:48; 106, Brad Paulsen, Cheshire, 24:49; 107, Ryan Guilmette, Vernon, 24:52; 108, Jim Murdy, Plantsville, 24:54; 109, Kristofer Stokes, Southington, 24:55; 110, Rich Gursky, Southington, 24:58; 111, Al Simmons, Marathon FL, 25:01; 112, Dan Ciccarillo, New Britain, 25:01; 113, Zachary Morgan, Southington, 25:01; 114, Sarah Myrick, Southington, 25:02; 115, Nathan Cofrancesco, Southington, 25:03; 116, Hannah Zelina, Southington, 25:04; 117, Matthew Morris, Middletown, 25:04; 118, Amanda Perkowski, Plantsville, 25:04; 119, Kelsey Sargent, Milldale, 25:06; 120, Marisa Imme, Southington, 25:06; 121, Brendan Kiyak, Plantsville, 25:09; 122, Rob Bonitz, Cheshire, 25:13; 123, Dan Furman, Manchester, 25:13; 124, Robert Grodzicki, Meriden, 25:13; 125, Annelise D Abramo, Southington, 25:14; 126, Kristin Quinn, Southington, 25:14; 127, David Tellerico, Marion, 25:16; 128, Lisa Stokes, Southington, 25:16; 129, Alexa Imme, Southington, 25:19; 130, Keith Tomlinson, Southington, 25:20; 131, Sara Fadziewicz, Bristol, 25:28; 132, Lily Scalise, Southington, 25:28; 133, Logan McInnis, Southington, 25:31; 134, Lucy Bergin, Glastonbury, 25:32; 135, Seth Hungerford, Boynton Beach FL, 25:32; 136, Rianna Susco, Southington, 25:33; 137, Karen Prendergast, Cheshire, 25:33; 138, Erin Martin, Southington, 25:39; 139, Dan Tumolo, Plainville, 25:40; 140, Tyler Salzillo, Plantsville, 25:40; 141, Leah Pliego, Plantsville, 25:41; 142, Billy Liebler, Southington, 25:41; 143, Tyler Strong, Southington, 25:42; 144, Richard Suleski, Southington, 25:43; 145, Jim Drzewiecki, Cromwell, 25:43; 146, Matthew Maler, Southington, 25:44; 147, Ernesto Porras, Middletown, 25:46; 148, Samantha Gabree, Southington, 25:46; 149, James Barzee, Manchester, 25:46; 150, Caroline Kemnitz, Southington, 25:46. No , Jessica Kamens, Meriden, 25:47; 152, Jack Freyler, Southington, 25:48; 153, Susan Rosenberger, Plantsville, 25:48; 154, Taylor Strange, Cheshire, 25:48; 155, Jacqueline Izzo, Southington, 25:48; 156, Kristina Linehan, Southington, 25:49; 157, Keith Langston, Southington, 25:51; 158, Tara Sullivan, Southington, 25:55; 159, Rene Villarreal, Hartford, 25:55; 160, Douglas Colby, Southington, 25:56; 161, Brian Egan, Southington, 25:56; 162, Sam Nelson, Bethlehem, 25:57; 163, Suzanne Remington- Fox, Cheshire, 25:57; 164, Eric Levens, Cheshire, 25:58; 165, Abby Robinson, Cheshire, 25:59; 166, Edward McCarver, Wallingford, 25:59; 167, Todd Angiletta, Meriden, 26:01; 168, Valerie Strange, Cheshire, 26:03; 169, Tom Walsh, Wethersfield, 26:04; 170, Brandon Fitzgerald, Middletown, 26:05; 171, Danil Flewelling, Bethlehem, 26:05; 172, Kathy Shaughnessy, Southington, 26:05; 173, Timothy Sena, Plantsville, 26:06; 174, Jen Jackman, Southington, 26:06; 175, Luis Scoreboard Ferreira, New britain, 26:07; 176, Willie Williams, Southington, 26:07; 177, JoAnn Krause, Southington, 26:07; 178, James Shimer, Rocky Hill, 26:07; 179, Dan Paradis, Southington, 26:07; 180, Katie Ann Lindberg, Southington, 26:09; 181, Sergio De Sousa, Wethersfield, 26:09; 182, Daniel Nivison, Southington, 26:09; 183, Kenneth Tumolo, Southington, 26:10; 184, David Noli, Southington, 26:10; 185, Scott Rossignol, Southington, 26:12; 186, John Lewkewich, Plantsville, 26:16; 187, Rocco Possidento, Southington, 26:18; 188, Jolanta Zajac, Southington, 26:20; 189, Kevin Kosienski, Plantsville, 26:21; 190, Kailey Schmarr, Southington, 26:21; 191, Elizabeth DeCicco, Cheshire, 26:21; 192, Loryn Watkinson, Cheshire, 26:21; 193, Evan Schmarr, Southington, 26:22; 194, Dan Pikora, Merrimack NH, 26:23; 195, Mike Cemeno, Branford, 26:23; 196, Nicola Iozzo, Cromwell, 26:24; 197, Erik Remillard, Meriden, 26:24; 198, Gary Henshaw, Phoenix AZ, 26:27; 199, Nathan Simard, Southington, 26:30; 200, Toni Davis, Southington, 26:30. No , Lisa Wnuck, Cheshire, 26:31; 202, Christian Dietz, Marion, 26:32; 203, Andrea Kaufmann, Southington, 26:33; 204, Jason Soltys, Southington, 26:33; 205, Rylee Van Epps, Southington, 26:34; 206, Amy Kosienski, Plantsville, 26:34; 207, Melissa Drexler, Southington, 26:34; 208, Nikki Carter, Southington, 26:34; 209, Taylor McCaughey, Hamden, 26:36; 210, Danielle Gagliardi, New York NY, 26:40; 211, Kate Sullivan, Southington, 26:44; 212, Brian Godard, Bristol, 26:45; 213, Tim Tassis, Southington, 26:48; 214, Brianna Linehan, Southington, 26:49; 215, Shannon Litchfield, Southington, 26:49; 216, Ulrick Brice, Bloomfield, 26:50; 217, Marilyn Quinlan, Canton, 26:52; 218, Edward Baird, Lebanon, 26:52; 219, Kelly Cekovsky, Prospect, 26:53; 220, Darlene Schmarr, Southington, 26:53; 221, Katie Tsitaridus, New Britain, 26:54; 222, Kate Herbert, Bethlehem, 26:56; 223, Daniel Hunter, Southington, 26:57; 224, Caitlyn Krar, Southington, 26:59; 225, Jasmine Hallett, Southington, 27:00; 226, Adreanna Barnett, Southington, 27:00; 227, Ron Picard, Southington, 27:03; 228, Sarah Glaser, Cheshire, 27:09; 229, Ryan Delorme, Southington, 27:10; 230, Aimee Pozorski, New Britain, 27:11; 231, Cristina Carvahlo, Naugatuck, 27:13; 232, Zachary Christensen, Southington, 27:13; 233, Kian Siadat, Plantsville, 27:14; 234, Cody Wankerl, Plantsville, 27:16; 235, Miriam Cope, West Hartford, 27:17; 236, David Peters, Plantsville, 27:18; 237, Erik Carlson, Plantsville, 27:18; 238, Len Glaser, Southington, 27:21; 239, Michael Albert, Southington, 27:21; 240, Ken Pocock, Plainville, 27:21; 241, Elena Parkerson, Cheshire, 27:22; 242, Jameson Bergin, Glastonbury, 27:23; 243, Megan Humphrey, Southington, 27:23; 244, Todd Busbee, Southington, 27:24; 245, Benjamin Palladino, Southington, 27:25; 246, Faith Kosior, Southington, 27:28; 247, Anthony Kosior, Southington, 27:28; 248, Luke Parkerson, Cheshire, 27:29; 249, Josh LaRoche, Plantsville, 27:30; 250, Kelsey Gilmore, Southington, 27:33. No , Anthony Armeno, Woodbury, 27:33; 252, Tracy Wales, Southington, 27:35; 253, Peter Levens, Cheshire, 27:35; 254, Logan Makay, Southington, 27:35; 255, Relay 5BSouth-5, YCUP, 27:36; 256, Ulli Karner, Naugatuck, 27:36; 257, Grady Lacourciere, Burlington, 27:37; 258, Tracy Ouellette, Wallingford, 27:39; 259, Kevin O Brien, Southington, 27:39; 260, Rachel Cyr, Westbrook, 27:40; 261, Monika Kryzanski, Southington, 27:41; 262, Allison Schroeder, Plantsville, 27:41; 263, Jordan Bishman, Southington, 27:42; 264, Connor Baston, Southington, 27:42; 265, Kurt Mansfield, Southington, 27:42; 266, Frank Kristopik, Plantsville, 27:43; 267, Keith Egan, Southington, 27:44; 268, Joe DellaVecchia, Wallingford, 27:44; 269, Lindsay Marziarz, Plantsville, 27:44; 270, Erika Simons, Southington, 27:45; 271, Bryan Van Epps, Southington, 27:45; 272, Susan Vinal, Southington, 27:46; 273, Rachel Potter, Plantsville, 27:47; 274, Doug Onnen, Southington, 27:47; 275, Michaela Nanfito, Southington, 27:48; 276, Donald Amnott, Southington, 27:48; 277, John Davino, Wolcott, 27:50; 278, Ian Cashman, Plantsville, 27:51; 279, Jack Barnum, Plantsville, 27:51; 280, Sofia Scalise, Southington, 27:54; 281, Natalie Possidento, Southington, 27:54; 282, Evelyn Ciaburri, Plantsville, 27:54; 283, Abbie Flanigan, Southington, 27:54; 284, Allison Perkins, West Hartford, 27:55; 285, Michael Pierce, Plainville, 27:56; 286, Debra Scotti, Cheshire, 27:57; 287, Alex Casella, North Haven, 27:57; 288, Adam Hunter, Southington, 28:00; 289, Wayne Carlson, Middletown, 28:01; 290, Stephanie Carlson, Middletown, 28:01; 291, Morgan Barnum, Plantsville, 28:02; 292, Savannah Krom, Southington, 28:02; 293, Micaela Potamis, Southington, 28:02; 294, Paul Chaplinsky, Southington, 28:04; 295, Lynne Gagliardi, Southington, 28:05; 296, Allison Roy, Plantsville, 28:05; 297, Andrew Hoffman, Southington, 28:06; 298, Damar McArthur, Meriden, 28:07; 299, Jeff Bennett, Southington, 28:08; 300, Lauren Smizer, Brighton MA, 28:09. No , Darcy Pizzitola, Southinigton, 28:09; 302, Craig Shiner, Middletown, 28:09; 303, Rachel Tedeschi, Southington, 28:11; 304, Matt Colehour, Cheshire, 28:12; 305, Maria Della Porta, Southington, 28:14; 306, Christine Connolly, Southington, 28:15; 307, Olivia Hartman, Pittsfield MA, 28:15; 308, Raanan Hartman, Pittsfield MA, 28:15; 309, John DeMetro, North Branford, 28:24; 310, Bailey Potter, Southington, 28:25; 311, Timothy Shover, Plainville, 28:26; 312, Ava Tonnotti, Southington, 28:27; 313, Janet Scalise, Southington, 28:27; 314, Blakely Vinal, Southington, 28:27; 315, Brad Scobbo, Plantsville, 28:30; 316, Ericka Bajrami, Southington, 28:31; 317, Steven Kaufmann, Southington, 28:31; 318, Ray Kasper, Manchester, 28:32; 319, Adam Mailhot, Waterbury, 28:33; 320, Ashley Shafran, Southington, 28:35; 321, Matthew Laucks, Southington, 28:36; 322, Molly Potter, Southington, 28:39; 323, Jessica Piotrowski, Southington, 28:41; 324, Mason Simons, Southington, 28:41; 325, Janelle Mangassarian, Southington, 28:43; 326, Brian Eagen, Oakville, 28:43; 327, Melissa Dorish, Meriden, 28:43; 328, Kristopher Henaire, Plantsville, 28:45; 329, Jeremy Capobiano, Southington, 28:46; 330, Devon Taylor, Milford, 28:48; 331, Marc Goldberg, Hamden, 28:49; 332, Sean Caven, Middletown, 28:49; 333, Jennifer Chiero, Brookline MA, 28:50; 334, Nancy Chiero, Southington, 28:50; 335, Kate Scanlon, Southington, 28:50; 336, Keith Grayeb, Cheshire, 28:51; 337, Emma Plourde, Southington, 28:53; 338, Nikki Harncis, Wallingford, 28:55; 339, Brian Gryason, Cheshire, 28:56; 340, Brittany Kopp, Newington, 28:57; 341, Scott Kopp, Newington, 28:57; 342, Melinda Sirois, Southington, 28:57; 343, Jackson Landino, Southington, 28:58; 344, Janet Angelillo, Southington, 28:58; 345, Lisa Forrest, Southington, 28:58; 346, Mitchell Messina, Southington, 28:59; 347, Emma Talon, Southington, 28:59; 348, Elizabeth Bernier, N. Windham, 28:59; 349, Dan DellaVecchia, Marion, 29:01; 350, Chelsea Cocozza, Southington, 29:03. No , Abby Connolly, Southington, 29:03; 352, Christine Wanner, Newington, 29:03; 353, Rebecca Szrejna, Cromwell, 29:04; 354, Joseph Miceli, Southington, 29:05; 355, Relay 5BPlant-8, YCUP, 29:05; 356, Marie Susco, Southington, 29:05; 357, Haley Kolesnik, Southington, 29:06; 358, Sarah Palko, Southington, 29:06; 359, Jessica Goralski, Plantsville, 29:06; 360, Alaina Albino, Southington, 29:06; 361, Jacob Drechsler, Southington, 29:06; 362, Matthew Bavolack, Southington, 29:07; 363, Carl Joe Baldick, Southington, 29:08; 364, Keith Orstad, Plantsville, 29:08; 365, Sarah Goulet, Southington, 29:09; 366, Madison Trask, Southington, 29:09; 367, Kimberly Lomoriello, Wallingford, 29:09; 368, Kouma Agbobli, E. Hartford, 29:17; 369, Abby Vissat, Cheshire, 29:21; 370, Nathan Penfield, Newington, 29:22; 371, Kenneth Penfield, Southington, 29:22; 372, Isabelle Hoffman, Southington, 29:23; 373, Nicole Spagnoletti, Newington, 29:25; 374, Avielle Nanfito, Southington, 29:25; 375, Katie Weber, Bristol, 29:27; 376, Karen Walsh, Southington, 29:28; 377, Lisa Tribuzio, Kensington, 29:29; 378, Jessica Wilson, Southingotn, 29:29; 379, Nicole Shook, Hamden, 29:29; 380, Sherrie Shover, Plainville, 29:31; 381, Danielle Flynn, Southington, 29:33; 382, Jason Maloney, Bristol, 29:33; 383, Maia Vath, Plantsville, 29:33; 384, Eric Nevarez, New Haven, 29:33; 385, Relay 4BSouth-2, YCUP, 29:34; 386, Lexi Zaczynski, Southington, 29:34; 387, Christine Zaczynski, Southington, 29:34; 388, Abby Lamson, Southington, 29:36; 389, Relay 5GPlant-5, YCUP, 29:36; 390, Relay 4GPlant-10, YCUP, 29:37; 391, Will Torpey, Southington, 29:38; 392, Kristin Bontempi, Southington, 29:38; 393, Michael Spalter, Southington, 29:39; 394, John Moreau, Vernon Rockville, 29:43; 395, Roxanne Bafuma, Southington, 29:45; 396, Kara Silva, Cheshire, 29:46; 397, Tammy Alfieri, Plantsville, 29:46; 398, Shaun Cullinane, Plantsville, 29:48; 399, Kaarlo Moran, Branford, 29:48; 400, Marco Fusciello, Southington, 29:49. No , Hannah DeMaio, Plantsville, 29:50; 402, Bethann Hooks, Southington, 29:50; 403, Patrick Bennett, Southington, 29:53; 404, Natalie Cence, Unionville, 29:53; 405, Nick Pierson, Southington, 29:54; 406, Dan Cegielski, New Britain, 29:55; 407, Henry Cence, Unionville, 29:55; 408, Relay 5BFland- 1, YCUP, 29:56; 409, Jessica Howe, Southington, 30:00; 410, Lauren Torino, Southington, 30:01; 411, Margaret Mellitt, Southington, 30:02; 412, Barbara LaBarre, Southington, 30:03; 413, Erin Wells, Portland, 30:03; 414, Ryan McIntyre, Southington, 30:03; 415, Emily Maciejewski, Plantsville, 30:03; 416, Tommy Chirico, Wallingford, 30:05; 417, Abel Perez, Bristol, 30:06; 418, Nathan Suver, Southington, 30:07; 419, Lauren Brennan, Southington, 30:09; 420, Natalie Brennan, Southington, 30:09; 421, Heather Myrick, Southington, 30:10; 422, David Cello, Southington, 30:10; 423, Nathan Petropoulos, Southington, 30:11; 424, Melissa June, Plantsville, 30:14; 425, James Rosado, New Britain, 30:15; 426, Maribel Rivera-Smith, Southington, 30:16; 427, Johnette Gunter, 31 Aiken SC, 30:17; 428, Alison Tancredi, Portland, 30:17; 429, Robert Angiletta Jr, Meriden, 30:18; 430, Janice Perkins, Avon, 30:19; 431, Terry Watson, Southington, 30:20; 432, Sherri Beck, Naugatuck, 30:22; 433, Avery Lacourciere, Burlington, 30:27; 434, Heather Coppola, Southington, 30:27; 435, Livia Bergin, Glastonbury, 30:28; 436, Mike Barmore, Southington, 30:28; 437, Paul Coppola, Southington, 30:29; 438, Bryan Soltis, Plantsville, 30:29; 439, Jonathan Yuen, Katonah NY, 30:31; 440, Amanda Sclafani, Ansonia, 30:31; 441, Christina Philibert, Wolcott, 30:31; 442, Jennifer Cello, Southington, 30:32; 443, Latoya Smith, Cheshire, 30:32; 444, Karen Pliego, Plantsville, 30:32; 445, Christine Bassi, Southington, 30:35; 446, Tanya Richert, Southington, 30:36; 447, Lauren McKenna, Waterbury, 30:37; 448, Michelle Budner, New Milford, 30:38; 449, Jonathan Lindberg, Southington, 30:39; 450, Craig Maschio, Plantsville, 30:40. No , Kate O Reilly, Southington, 30:41; 452, Paul Bedard, Southington, 30:42; 453, William Nickodemski, Covntry RI, 30:43; 454, Becca Caisse, Plantsville, 30:43; 455, Fran Cameron, Long Meadow MA, 30:44; 456, Steve Viviano, Southington, 30:44; 457, Corinne Parrotti, Southington, 30:44; 458, Jillian Daddona, Waterbury, 30:45; 459, Paul Peshka, Southington, 30:45; 460, Marlena Siwek, Southington, 30:45; 461, Sue Amnott, Southington, 30:45; 462, Matthew Siwek, Southington, 30:45; 463, Amara Andres, Burlington VT, 30:46; 464, Grace DeFeo, Southington, 30:47; 465, Charlene Cekovsky, Middletown, 30:51; 466, Tony Cekovsky, Middletown, 30:52; 467, Suzanne Rinaldi, Goshen, 30:53; 468, Will Flanigan, Southington, 30:53; 469, Joseph Flanigan, Southington, 30:53; 470, Katherine Soltys, Southington, 30:55; 471, Renee D-Onforio, Plantsville, 30:56; 472, Ryan Grove, Southington, 30:57; 473, Viola Lamere, Waterbury, 30:58; 474, Mohammed ABDI, Hartford, 31:00; 475, Nick DeMaida, Waterbury, 31:02; 476, William Musanti, Wallingford, 31:03; 477, Ashley Tienken, Malden MA, 31:07; 478, Tyler Hubeny, Southington, 31:08; 479, Mandy Hubeny, Southington, 31:08; 480, William Hungerford, Plainville, 31:10; 481, Darcie Hudson, Windsor, 31:11; 482, Catharine Goralski, Plantsville, 31:11; 483, Christina Baden, Southington, 31:12; 484, Amy Foreman, Wallingford, 31:13; 485, Caroline Wnuk, Cheshire, 31:13; 486, Jaymie Clark, Cheshire, 31:13; 487, Leah Pikora, Merrimack NH, 31:13; 488, Julia Groll, Southington, 31:13; 489, Benjamin Hoffman, Southington, 31:14; 490, Jaime Gray, Plantsville, 31:14; 491, Joshua Williamson, Middletown, 31:16; 492, Bethany Greenlaw, Southington, 31:16; 493, Felicia Liebler, Southington, 31:17; 494, Ryan Knoll, Southington, 31:17; 495, Natalie Marie Gill, Bristol, 31:20; 496, Steven Audi, Southington, 31:21; 497, Jacqueline Liebler, Southington, 31:21; 498, Michelle Violette, Plainville, 31:21; 499, Todd Plantier, Plantsville, 31:22; 500, Kailey Hinckley, Southington, 31:22. No , Carrigan Costello, Wolcott, 31:23; 502, Gina LaPorte, Plantsville, 31:23; 503, Richard Mongillo, Southington, 31:24; 504, Patrick Doyle, Higganum, 31:24; 505, Francis Jordan, Middletown RI, 31:24; 506, Evelyn Holbrook, Southington, 31:25; 507, Haley Boucher, Southington, 31:25; 508, Beth Bunko, Southington, 31:26; 509, Jackson Carroll, Southington, 31:26; 510, Brett Carroll, Southington, 31:26; 511, Jade Cassidy, Southington, 31:27; 512, Relay 4BPlant-2, YCUP, 31:27; 513, Payton Turnquist, Southington, 31:28; 514, Caryn Vita, Norwalk, 31:28; 515, Maya Allison, Hamden, 31:32; 516, Melissa Bruhn, Naugatuck, 31:32; 517, Evan Tuttle, Southington, 31:32; 518, Adam Chipps, Bristol, 31:33; 519, Robert Tedeschi, Southington, 31:33; 520, Scott DAngelo, Trumbull, 31:33; 521, Relay 4GPlant-1, YCUP, 31:34; 522, Tammy Samarotto, Newington, 31:34; 523, Marcia Arneson, Cheshire, 31:35; 524, Dylan Rogala, Southington, 31:35; 525, Curt Brown, Cheshire, 31:35; 526, Lindsey LaPorte, Southington, 31:36; 527, Ruth Bergin, Glastonbury, 31:37; 528, Spencer Eaton, Southington, 31:39; 529, Thomas Tydeman, Old Saybrook, 31:39; 530, Alyssa Boucher, Southington, 31:39; 531, Lauren Miller, Colchester, 31:40; 532, Thomas Brown, Windsor, 31:42; 533, Bridget Scanlon, Southington, 31:42; 534, Richard Zbrozek, Berlin, 31:42; 535, Tom Verchinski, Southington, 31:45; 536, Kevin Patchell, Wallingford, 31:46; 537, Fiona Scanlon, Southington, 31:46; 538, Dan Nardini, Plantsville, 31:46; 539, Paula Pocock, Plainville, 31:47; 540, Sylvia Bedard, Southington, 31:48; 541, Carissa Myers, Durham, 31:50; 542, Sarah White, Bristol, 31:50; 543, Tom Alfieri, Plantsville, 31:51; 544, Don Dinelo, Wolcott, 31:53; 545, Emily Dinello, South Hero VT, 31:53; 546, Tom Lacourciere, Burlington, 31:54; 547, Kerri Fenton, North Haven, 31:55; 548, Bill Shea, Southington, 31:57; 549, Brett Szrejna, Cromwell, 31:57; 550, Jennifer Drago, Salem, 31:59. No , Jennifer Owen, Southington, 31:59; See SCORES, page 32

32 32 To advertise, call (860) Scoreboard From page , Abigail McLaughlin, Plantsville, 32:00; 553, Chelsey Sullivan, Southington, 32:00; 554, Relay 5GSouth-4, YCUP, 32:01; 555, Lynn Potamis, Southington, 32:01; 556, Elizabeth Veilleux, Southington, 32:02; 557, Brian Laucks, West Haven, 32:04; 558, Margot Diamond, Hamden, 32:04; 559, Lynne Doyle, Southington, 32:05; 560, Thomas Ouellette, Wallingford, 32:05; 561, Christine Spataro, Southington, 32:09; 562, Alexis Valentine, Southington, 32:11; 563, Claire Macioce, Southington, 32:16; 564, Diana Saucier, Southington, 32:16; 565, Eric Pemberton, Southington, 32:16; 566, Billy White, Wallingford, 32:16; 567, Kristin Rose, Southington, 32:16; 568, Rachel Possidento, Southington, 32:17; 569, Jordyn Rogala, Southington, 32:17; 570, Lori Lamson, Southington, 32:19; 571, Cindy Elizabeth Rodriguez, Southington, 32:21; 572, Todd Palladino, Southington, 32:22; 573, Jennifer Thomas, Southington, 32:22; 574, Karen Sima, Southington, 32:24; 575, Deana Zembrzuski, Wolcott, 32:24; 576, Danielle Grauer, Danbury, 32:27; 577, Suzanne Reilly, Southington, 32:27; 578, Nicola O Rourke, Southington, 32:28; 579, Maegan Musanti, Southington, 32:29; 580, Stephanie Harry, Wolcott, 32:32; 581, Liz Carroll, Southington, 32:32; 582, Meghan Carroll, Southington, 32:32; 583, Patty Tuller, Barkhamsted, 32:33; 584, Anne Jarrosiak, Avon, 32:33; 585, Kim Del Santo, Southington, 32:34; 586, Relay 4BSouth-3, YCUP, 32:37; 587, Carl Rochow, Cheshire, 32:38; 588, Jon Yenser, Alburtis PA, 32:39; 589, Cheryl Thomas, Cheshire, 32:39; 590, Relay 5GPlant-9, YCUP, 32:42; 591, Christine Griswold, Plainville, 32:43; 592, Stephanie Possidento, Southington, 32:44; 593, Jim Gustavson, Plantsville, 32:45; 594, Katrina Possidento, Southington, 32:46; 595, Joshua Williamson, Middletown, 32:47; 596, Casey Sullivan, Southington, 32:47; 597, Callie Godfrey, Cheshire, 32:47; 598, Kim Weber, Newtown, 32:50; 599, Kathryn Albert, Southington, 32:50; 600, Taylor Reardon, Southington, 32:50. No , Karen Donnelly, Cheshire, 32:52; 602, Ashley Marolda, Avon, 32:56; 603, Michelle Beaupre, Southington, 32:59; 604, Kelly Leppard, Plantsville, 32:59; 605, Reece Painter, Trumbull, 33:00; 606, Amanda Thompson, Southington, 33:03; 607, Vanessa De Nicola-Girgenti, North Haven, 33:05; 608, Cheng Siyao, New Britain, 33:06; 609, Cristina Martins, Southington, 33:09; 610, Devin Grove, Southington, 33:09; 611, Wendy Grove, Southington, 33:10; 612, Marc Fitzgerald, Middletown, 33:10; 613, Emily Rousseau, Plantsville, 33:11; 614, Alexandra Jasminski, Simsbury, 33:12; 615, Benjamin Nagle, Plantsville, 33:12; 616, Laini Pizzitola, Southington, 33:12; 617, Rachel Walker, Plantsville, 33:13; 618, Kayleigh Moses, Southington, 33:13; 619, Marissa Calandra, Southington, 33:15; 620, John Battista, South Meriden, 33:16; 621, Noel Sherman, Berlin, 33:19; 622, Mandy Mattheis, Bristol, 33:21; 623, Gus Jasminski, Simsbury, 33:21; 624, Kaitlyn Reardon, Southington, 33:21; 625, Meghan Butler, Southington, 33:21; 626, Ava Hampton, New Hartford, 33:22; 627, Harvey Meeker, Shelton, 33:22; 628, Diane Conner, Southington, 33:24; 629, Linda Ziebka, Plantsville, 33:24; 630, Eileen Barnes, Plainville, 33:24; 631, Mike Petersen, Meriden, 33:25; 632, Erik Mattheis, Bristol, 33:25; 633, Darrell Hotham, Southington, 33:26; 634, Margaret Whitehead, Meriden, 33:27; 635, Lori Roy, Southington, 33:27; 636, Geryth Iozzo, Cromwell, 33:27; 637, Julie Aresco, Middletown, 33:28; 638, Joshua Starr, Southington, 33:28; 639, Neal Wellins, Cheshire, 33:30; 640, Meghan Giannelli, East Greenwich RI, 33:30; 641, Sean Giannelli, East Greenwich RI, 33:30; ;642, Christina LaPorte, Plantsville, 33:36; 643, Scott Eaton, Southington, 33:40; 644, Relay 5BPlant-3, YCUP, 33:41; 645, Katie D agostino, Southington, 33:42; 646, Kate Hardy, Southington, 33:43; 647, Lia Pizzitola, Southington, 33:44; 648, Brian Ayers, West Hartford, 33:45; 649, Julia Jesmond, Cromwell, 33:46; 650, Jennifer Desiderio, Plantsville, 33:46. No , Melissa Olson, New Britain, 33:46; 652, Erin Palinkos, Southington, 33:48; 653, Sheila Chasse, Plainville, 33:52; 654, Jamie Chasse, Plainville, 33:52; 655, Rebecca Kessler, Southington, 33:52; 656, Francesca Scavone, Southington, 33:53; 657, Christina Demchak, Meriden, 33:54; 658, David Talnose, Wolcott, 33:56; 659, Mary Anne O Brien, Southington, 33:57; 660, Tanner Lee, Burlington, 33:57; 661, Maryann Castrilli, Cheshire, 33:59; 662, Carol Brazil, Southington, 34:00; 663, Dianne Langhans, Plantsville, 34:01; 664, John Baden, Southington, 34:01; 665, Adrian Loignon, Burlington, 34:03; 666, Katherine Drechsler, Southington, 34:03; 667, Traci Montineri, Bristol, 34:05; 668, Joe Cofrancesco, Southington, 34:07; 669, Darrin DellaVecchia, Wallingford, 34:08; 670, Nathan Roy, Plantsville, 34:10; 671, Andy Higley, Southington, 34:11; 672, Amanda Howe, Southington, 34:13; 673, Kaitlyn DeMaio, Plantsville, 34:13; 674, Michael Bafuma, Southington, 34:14; 675, Megan Posadas, Southington, 34:15; 676, Audrey Cantillon, Southington, 34:17; 677, Jennifer Verrilli, Southington, 34:17; 678, Julia Plantier, Plantsville, 34:17; 679, John Sponauer, Southington, 34:18; 680, Kellee Nanfito, Southington, 34:20; 681, Kristin Cutler, Southington, 34:20; 682, Abby Delgado, Southington, 34:20; 683, Relay 4GDery-1, YCUP, 34:22; 684, Julie Tydeman, Old Saybrook, 34:22; 685, Jaclyn Tydeman, Southington, 34:23; 686, Sarah Interlande, Southington, 34:23; 687, Lindsay Fanelli, Kensington, 34:24; 688, John Spinello, Southington, 34:26; 689, Michael Donofrio, New britain, 34:27; 690, Bridget Statchen, Unionville, 34:28; 691, Tammy Davino, Wolcott, 34:30; 692, Kira Hanner, Southington, 34:30; 693, Elizabeth Scalesse, Southington, 34:31; 694, Sara Roman, Ellington, 34:32; 695, Lesley Fearnley, Middletown, 34:33; 696, Vandana Makkencherry, Cromwell, 34:33; 697, Aidan Twohill, Southington, 34:34; 698, Diane Duffy Burns, Southington, 34:35; 699, Olivia Sherman, Berlin, 34:38; 700, Mark Mangelinkx, Bristol, 34:43. No , Matt Montineri, Fleming Island FL, 34:43; 702, Melissa Montineri, Fleming Island FL, 34:43; 703, Brian Hoffman, Green Island NY, 34:44; 704, Derek Paprzyca, Rocky Hill, 34:44; 705, Dara Casssone, Rocky Hill, 34:45; 706, Becky Eckley, Plainville, 34:47; 707, Christopher Larkin, Plainville, 34:47; 708, Madison Greig, Plantsville, 34:51; 709, Sharon Mangelinkx, Bristol, 34:51; 710, Jordan Hallett, Southington, 34:53; 711, Idelle Feltman, Prospect, 34:55; 712, Jessica Warner, Glastonbury, 34:56; 713, Melissa Stark, Southington, 34:57; 714, Karen Hoffman, Southington, 34:57; 715, Sammi Bray, Southington, 34:58; 716, Marie Bray, Southington, 34:58; 717, Kristin Fabian, Southington, 35:02; 718, Valentino Ferraro, Meriden, 35:04; 719, Amybeth Gustavson, Meriden, 35:04; 720, Jason Jones, New Britain, 35:10; 721, Rhiannon Simione, Southington, 35:10; 722, Angelina Otano, Southington, 35:11; 723, Ed Roderick, Southington, 35:12; 724, Carolyn Roderick, Southington, 35:12; 725, Jayna Richardson, New Haven, 35:17; 726, Dana Marone, Cheshire, 35:17; 727, Chris Bracken, Souhtington, 35:19; 728, Madison Beaudoin, Southington, 35:20; 729, Andrea Torres, Southington, 35:22; 730, Matthew Blanchette, Waterbury, 35:23; 731, Parker Porter, Southington, 35:24; 732, Luther Miller, Cheshire, 35:24; 733, Relay 5GDery-2, YCUP, 35:25; 734, Cherie Whitford, Plainville, 35:28; 735, Julie Carlson, Berlin, 35:32; 736, Mike Carlson, Berlin, 35:33; 737, Ranae D Amato, Wallingford, 35:33; 738, Malinda Johnston, South Windsor, 35:34; 739, Karen Zaborowski, Meriden, 35:35; 740, Anne Cella, Wallingford, 35:36; 741, Heather Goglia, Berlin, 35:36; 742, Lisa Bath, Wallingford, 35:36; 743, Johannah Litchfield, Southington, 35:36; 744, Scott Litchfield, Southington, 35:37; 745, Nicole Duguay, Southington, 35:38; 746, Meabh Bullard, Plainville, 35:39; 747, Kate Stefanowicz, Farmington, 35:41; 748, Christina Plantier, Plantsville, 35:44; 749, Camilla Wessels, Plantsville, 35:47; 750, Mia Lewandowski, Stonington, 35:49. No , Christina Wessels, Plantsville, 35:49; 752, Danielle Coitrone, Higganum, 35:49; 753, Marisa Porter, Southington, 35:49; 754, Jessica Monte, Southington, 35:51; 755, Patti Giomatti, Southington, 35:53; 756, Blair Casserino, Southington, 35:53; 757, Kayleigh Flanigan, Southington, 35:55; 758, Michelle Fournier, Southington, 35:56; 759, Sandra Spinello, Southington, 35:56; 760, Juliana Ferreri, Southingtion, 35:57; 761, Robin Hall, Bristol, 35:58; 762, Cheyanne Young, Southington, 35:59; 763, Joanne Fabrycki, Southington, 35:59; 764, Sue Koski, Cheshire, 35:59; 765, Stacy Wilcox, Southington, 36:00; 766, Jennifer Lanzing, Glastonbury, 36:01; 767, Raina Wojculewiez, Berlin, 36:01; 768, Richard Fortier, Plantsville, 36:02; 769, Angelika Zajac, Southington, 36:03; 770, Jane Chipps, Bristol, 36:05; 771, Mikaela Stella, New Britain, 36:06; 772, Mikayla Morris, Southington, 36:07; 773, Ned Statchen, Unionville, 36:07; 774, Relay 5GPlant-6, YCUP, 36:07; 775, Romi Bagdasarian, Southington, 36:10; 776, Gretchen Sherman, Wolcott, 36:12; 777, Michele Goodenough, Southington, 36:13; 778, Barbara Bagdasarian, Southington, 36:15; 779, Maria Baughman, Rocky Hill, 36:16; 780, Amanda Pernerewski, Southington, 36:16; 781, Walter Swanson, Plantsville, 36:17; 782, Madelyn Hooks, Southington, 36:18; 783, Tom Missett, Southington, 36:18; 784, Colleen Pernerewski, Southington, 36:20; 785, Jack Doyle, Hamden, 36:20; 786, Jason Morrill, Woodbridge, 36:21; 787, Marisa Evans, Plantsville, 36:21; 788, Sue Buchann, Southington, 36:23; 789, Sarah Ryszkiewicz, Southington, 36:23; 790, Andrea Strileckis, Wolcott, 36:25; 791, Megan Brown, Waterbury, 36:25; 792, Emilee Ziolkowski, Plantsville, 36:30; 793, Peri Fazzino, Meriden, 36:31; 794, Daniel Doherty, Wallingford, 36:31; 795, Sean Doherty, Wallingford, 36:31; 796, Relay 4GSouth-1, YCUP, 36:32; 797, Melissa Rodriquez, Plainville, 36:32; 798, Stephanie Belas, Southington, 36:33; 799, Jessica Murphy, Southington, 36:33; 800, Catherine Morgan, Southington, 36:34. No , David Morgan, Southington, 36:34; 802, Lisa Zaborowski, Meriden, 36:36; 803, Alena Mauhs, Hamden, 36:37; 804, Tess McConnell, Cheshire, 36:38; 805, Wun Wong, New Haven, 36:38; 806, Julie Wallace, Southington, 36:40; 807, Lucy Weed, Southington, 36:42; 808, Tom Ragozzino, Southington, 36:42; 809, Mariah Massari, Hamden, 36:43; 810, Haley Clough, West Hartford VT, 36:44; 811, Emily Clough, West Hartford VT, 36:46; 812, Stephanie Savia, Naugatuck, 36:47; 813, Janae Grant, Canton, 36:48; 814, Ashley Loignon, Burlington, 36:48; 815, Meredith Fenwick, Plantsville, 36:48; 816, John Lee, Burlington, 36:49; 817, Denise Napoli, Southington, 36:49; 818, Kate Powers, Wethersfield, 36:52; 819, Sandi Kastner, Southington, 36:56; 820, Lisa Rinaldi, Southington, 36:58; 821, Christina Cassarino, Southington, 36:58; 822, Julia Ditota, Southington, 36:58; 823, Zachary Janowski, Plantsville, 36:59; 824, Robert Chasse, Plantsville, 37:00; 825, Jamey Shanahan, Wallingford, 37:02; 826, Nicole Smith, Alburtis PA, 37:05; 827, Megan Godard, Bristol, 37:05; 828, Kelsea Anderson, Pawcatuck, 37:07; 829, Kathy Aylward, Cromwell, 37:08; 830, Cathy DiBenedetto, Southington, 37:09; 831, Jennifer Svensk, Vernon, 37:15; 832, Kara Zazzaro, Southington, 37:17; 833, Gina Calo, Southington, 37:17; 834, Ellen McCue, Southington, 37:19; 835, Steve Costello, Louisville CO, 37:20; 836, Corinne Griffin, Southington, 37:21; 837, Lianne Fuller, Cheshire, 37:22; 838, Rachel Lacourciere, Burlington, 37:32; 839, Anthoni Reyes, Ilion NY, 37:34; 840, Marie Rider, Cheshire, 37:34; 841, Alise Knickerbocker, Wallingford, 37:38; 842, Ashley Cicchetti, Wolcott, 37:40; 843, Nicole Nyerick, Southington, 37:40; 844, Cameron Baston, Southington, 37:41; 845, Bob Guastella, Southington, 37:43; 846, Landon Colby, Southington, 37:46; 847, Angelina Reyes, Bolton, 37:46; 848, Lisa Bartiet, Cheshire, 37:47; 849, Marc Testa, Southington, 37:48; 850, Melissa Testa, Southington, 37:48. No , Trevor Messina, Southington, 37:50; 852, Julie DellaVecchia, Wallingford, 37:54; 853, Diane McCoy, Southington, 37:59; 854, Jayme Delaney, Hamden, 38:00; 855, Elisabeth Oakes, Bristol, 38:10; 856, Maxwell Frechette, Southington, 38:10; 857, Tammy Nadeau, Wethersfield, 38:10; 858, Don Swanson, Bozrah, 38:10; 859, Jacob Burke, Southington, 38:12; 860, Nathan Burke, Southington, 38:12; 861, Elano Thomas, Bristol, 38:13; 862, Laura Roman, Enfield, 38:13; 863, Michelle Brennan, Southington, 38:20; 864, Sarah Gallo, Plantsville, 38:21; 865, Christine Brilla, Southington, 38:22; 866, Jade Van Laar, Southington, 38:22; 867, Justine LeVasseur- Burke, Southington, 38:23; 868, Christi Thomas, Bristol, 38:27; 869, Felicia Bartolomeo, Fairfield, 38:28; 870, Kate Manning, Southington, 38:28; 871, Cindy Hart, Burlington, 38:29; 872, Caren Maglio, Bristol, 38:29; 873, Theresa Messner, Plantsville, 38:31; 874, Beth Schaefer, Norwalk, 38:32; 875, Taylor Fitzgerald, Bristol, 38:32; 876, Amanda Somerset, Kensington, 38:36; 877, Sarah Maglio, Bristol, 38:41; 878, Brian Schollin, Cromwell, 38:43; 879, William Nagle, Plantville, 38:51; 880, Loren D Angelo, Boston MA, 38:52; 881, Deborah DeFelice, New Milford, 38:57; 882, Kristin Hardy, Southington, 38:58; 883, Kristi Zehnder, Southington, 38:58; 884, Mary beth Parent, Southington, 38:58; 885, Jolanta Vitale, North Branford, 38:59; 886, Alissa Elliott, Wolcott, 39:01; 887, Eveling Medina, Oxford, 39:03; 888, Christine D Angelo, Milford, 39:03; 889, Lynn Hydock, Terryville, 39:11; 890, Paula Grahame, Prospect, 39:11; 891, Rebecca Glaser, Cheshire, 39:13; 892, Christine Bruemmer, Southington, 39:16; 893, Denise Feltz, Southington, 39:17; 894, Heidi Hobert, Glastonbury, 39:21; 895, Jim Feltz, Southington, 39:22; 896, Bonnie Frechette, Southington, 39:29; 897, Debbie Sullivan, Southington, 39:36; 898, Avery Latham, Southington, 39:36; 899, Tania Eaton, Southington, 39:40; 900, Yesenia Guerrero, Meriden, 39:45. No , Caleb Groth, Southington, 40:00; 902, Kevin Groth, Southington, 40:01; 903, Lori Groth, Southington, 40:01; 904, Shari Stanley, Meriden, 40:03; 905, Susan Murphy, Southington, 40:08; 906, John Storto, Cheshire, 40:10; 907, Debra Munson, Plantsville, 40:10; 908, Patricia Cohen, South Glastonbury, 40:12; 909, Casey Williamson, Middletown, 40:13; 910, Morgan Williams, Wallingford, 40:14; 911, Joelle Calandra, Southington, 40:14; 912, Ava Bagdasarian, Southington, 40:16; 913, Rainer Bagdasarian, Southington, 40:17; 914, Cathy Drake, Windsor, 40:19; 915, Julia Walsh, Middletown, 40:21; 916, April Capone, East Haven, 40:24; 917, Nikki Lewoc, Cromwell, 40:25; 918, Rayna Lewoc, Cheshire, 40:25; 919, Sara Cotter, Southington, 40:26; 920, Alyssa Forcier, New Haven, 40:26; 921, Gina Reardon, Southington, 40:26; 922, David Drechsler, Southington, 40:26; 923, Diana Drechsler, Southington, 40:26; 924, Maryanne Hampton, New Hartford, 40:27; 925, Hailey Zembrzuski, Southington, 40:29; 926, Kendall Noonan, Southington, 40:29; 927, Sarah Drechsler, Southington, 40:29; 928, Makenzie Marek, Southington, 40:29; 929, Molly Whitaker, Southington, 40:33; 930, Christine Marek, Southington, 40:37; 931, Cassie Noonan, Southington, 40:39; 932, Denise Pellegrini, Southington, 40:43; 933, Marisa Hurley, Providence RI, 40:46; 934, Tami Laucks, Southington, 40:50; 935, Lizzie Cence, Unionville, 40:51; 936, Srivalli Vasamsetti, Milldale, 40:52; 937, Lina Jimevez, Southington, 40:56; 938, Marlene Verderame, Southington, 40:58; 939, Michele Noonan, Southington, 40:59; 940, Laurie Swanson, Bozrah, 41:01; 941, Kayleigh McHale, Southington, 41:08; 942, Lily Talon, Southington, 41:09; 943, Amy Flanigan, Southington, 41:10; 944, Ava Flanigan, Southington, 41:11; 945, Abby Wallace, Southington, 41:12; 946, Jennifer Monte, Southington, 41:16; 947, Adrienne Porzycki, Southington, 41:16; 948, Melanie Rivera, Hamden, 41:19; 949, Maggie Ray, Cheshire, 41:21; 950, Emma Giannelli, East Greenwich RI, 41:29. No , Robert Lewandowski, Stonington, 41:31; 952, Samantha Sagnella, Southington, 41:33; 953, Michael Chervenak, Orange, 41:51; 954, Krista Colby, Southington, 41:52; 955, Carly Chervenak, Orange, 41:54; 956, Liz Linehan, Cheshire, 41:56; 957, Ryan Walsh, Southington, 42:00; 958, LeeAnne Boucher, Plantsville, 42:03; 959, Brenda Egan, Southington, 42:12; 960, Kristen Freeman, Plantsville, 42:15; 961, Lisa Lawson, Wolcott, 42:17; 962, Elizabeth Pace, Southington, 42:18; 963, Katrina Spina, Wolcott, 42:19; 964, Madeline DeLucia, Hamden, 42:19; 965, Jessica Eaton, Southington, 42:20; 966, Anna Montgomery, Hamden, 42:24; 967, Kaitlyn Young, Cheshire, 42:26; 968, Rome Wisniewski, Southington, 42:28; 969, Darlene Bavaro, Cheshire, 42:28; 970, Sally Wisniewski, Southington, 42:28; 971, Linda Godfrey, Cheshire, 42:31; 972, Rich Vocke, Southington, 42:40; 973, Amanda Ness, Southington, 42:41; 974, Matt Caron, Southington, 42:41; 975, Katherine Magzag, Plantsville, 42:41; 976, Heather Valentine, Southington, 42:44; 977, Cathy Johnston, Waterbury, 42:53; 978, Patricia Pomposi, Southington, 42:55; 979, Debra Scalo, Waterbury, 43:06; 980, Jesse Bishman, Southington, 43:33; 981, John Bishman, Southington, 43:34; 982, Bettye Jo Pakulis, Tolland, 43:43; 983, Pamela Edmonds, Hartford, 43:43; 984, Sandra Miller, Cheshire, 43:44; 985, Candace Walter, Meriden, 43:50; 986, Leighann Latham, Southington, 44:33; 987, Tania Torres, Bristol, 44:37; 988, Taylor Szlaban, Bristol, 44:37; 989, Nicole LeDuc, Terryville, 44:46; 990, Victoria Stepien, Southington, 44:50; 991, Rebecca Tsangarides, Milldale, 44:51; 992, Samantha Jones, Plantsville, 44:53; 993, Hannah Olsen, Southington, 44:53; 994, Fanol Prevalla, Plantsville, 44:54; 995, Michelle Ayotte, Plantsville, 44:54; 996, Kelly Warner, Plymouth, 44:55; 997, Donald Tardif, Southington, 44:55; 998, Claire Tardif, Southington, 44:56; 999, Erin Beckett, Cheshire, 44:58; 1000, Deena Allard, Cheshire, 44:59. No , Cian Twohill, Southington, 44:59; 1002, Steve Burns, Southington, 44:59; 1003, Sarah Lewandowski, Stonington, 45:02; 1004, Kristina DiGirolamo, Southington, 45:02; 1005, Kate Gorman, Milford, 45:04; 1006, Misha Lewandowski, Stonington, 45:04; 1007, Kara Godin, Southington, 45:09; 1008, Sarah Mirisola, Southington, 45:10; 1009, Irene Dobek, Windsor, 45:18; 1010, Kate Colonero, Southington, 45:22; 1011, Barbara Shanly, Southington, 45:36; 1012, Pamela Swain, Southington, 45:36; 1013, Julia Mularczyk, Southington, 45:51; 1014, Jim Driscoll, Bristol, 46:00; 1015, Maggie Wernicki, Plantsville, 46:36; 1016, Annelise Alfieri, Southington, 46:37; 1017, Ashley Christensen, Southington, 46:37; 1018, Cindi Maguire, Southington, 46:40; 1019, Amy Wernicki, Plantsville, 46:40; 1020, AJ Perry, Southington, 46:40; 1021, Darylanne Archambault, Southington, 46:48; 1022, Suzanne Walker, Plantsville, 46:51; 1023, Rich Hurley, Johnston RI, 46:52; 1024, Catherine Mattheis, Cheshire, 46:56; 1025, Tony Delgado, Southington, 47:06; 1026, Kaitlin Martocchio, Southington, 48:02; 1027, Adalain Meier, Southington, 48:02; 1028, Alli Gibney, Southington, 48:02; 1029, Emily Lippincott, Southington, 48:03; 1030, Relay 4GPlant-7, YCUP, 48:05; 1031, Laura Koba, Southington, 48:06; 1032, Giavonna Paulus, Southington, 48:09; 1033, Abby Alfieri, Southington, 48:15; 1034, Megan Blier, Hoboken NJ, 48:15; 1035, Nicole Chudy, Southington, 48:16; 1036, Cate Costello, Wolcott, 48:18; 1037, Kathy Costello, Wolcott, 48:19; 1038, Margaret Barretta, Meriden, 48:23; 1039, Kathy Grande, Southington, 48:35; 1040, Relay 4BPlant-11, YCUP, 49:04;1041, Relay 5BPlant-4, YCUP, 49:09; 1042, Jennifer Schollin, Southington, 49:13; 1043, Elyse Denorfia, Cromwell, 49:14; 1044, Natalie Zembrzuski, Southington, 49:37; 1045, Linda Cloutier, Southington, 49:54; 1046, Lisa Rodriguez, Plantsville, 49:54; 1047, Aimee Yedziniak, Southington, 49:59; 1048, Kate Orefice, Southington, 50:13; 1049, Kevin Reeder, Bristol, 50:13; 1050, Shea Moriarty, Waterbury, 50:15. No , Paula Calo, Southington, 50:17; 1052, Michelle Perillo, Marlborough, 50:17; 1053, Stormi Welch, Milldale, 50:33; 1054, Joseph Rush, Milldale, 50:33; 1055, Melissa Potter, Southington, 50:38; 1056, Lisa Christensen, Southington, 50:40; 1057, Leighann Camarero, Derby, 50:56; 1058, Sylvia Reyes, Ilion NY, 51:25; 1059, Judith Roberge, Southington, 51:31; 1060, Kathy Palmieri, Southington, 51:39; 1061, Lisa Niles, Southington, 51:39; 1062, Charles Hricik, Southington, 51:43; 1063, Cathy Hricik, Southington, 51:45; 1064, Jerry Nickodemski, Southington, 51:45; 1065, Ava May Anderson, Plantsville, 51:58; 1066, Christen Anderson, Plantsville, 51:59; 1067, Stanley Cop, Southington, 52:11; 1068, Andrew Cop, Plantsville, 52:12; 1069, Amy Young, Cheshire, 52:31; 1070, Donna Chervenak, Orange, 52:31; 1071, Richard ONeil, Southington, 53:49; 1072, Lisa Ossola, Southington, 53:50; 1073, Paula ONeil, Southington, 53:50; 1074, Katherine Estell, Southington, 54:58; 1075, Laura Furtak, Southington, 55:01; 1076, Nicole Christensen, Southington, 55:01; 1077, Deborah Deprey, Southington, 55:49; 1078, Deirdre Cop, Southington, 55:49; 1079, Jessica Frasco, Spring lake NJ, 55:56; 1080, Ellen Ossola, Southington, 55:56; 1081, Anika Sellier, Washington DC, 55:57; 1082, Kristen Powers, White Plains NY, 55:57; 1083, Nina Brownstone, New York NY, 55:58; 1084, Alexandra Monson, Rensselaer NY, 56:01; 1085, Amanda Hapeman, Fair Haven NJ, 56:04; 1086, Sandra Lazor, Meriden, 56:14; 1087, Elizabeth Lazor, Meriden, 56:14; 1088, Darrell LaPoint, Bristol, 57:16; 1089, Taylor Valentine, Bristol, 57:18; 1090, Bon Cacho, Cheshire, 1:03:11; 1091, Min Cacho, Cheshire, 1:03:12; 1092, Barbara Simmons, Middletown, 1:07:06; 1093, Madeline Martone, Middletown, 1:07:07; 1094, Relay 4BFland-2, YCUP, 1:11:23. Y Cup Contest 16 3 person relays 3.1 miles Overall winners: South End Grade 5 boys (Gavin Michaud, John O'Connor, Kevin Lowery), 27:36. Grade 5 boys 1, South End (Gavin Michaud, John O'Connor, Kevin Lowery), 27:36; 2, Plantsville (Michael Fusciello, Ryan Salzillo, Eric Orsini), 29:05; 3, Flanders (Austin Pszczdkowski, Ben Angelo, Nathan Hunt), 29:56; 4, Plantsville (Dean Robinson, Sam Gottlieb, Evan Gilbert), 33:41. Grade 5 girls 1, Plantsville (Annalise Cook, Nina Muir, Melaina Coleman), 29:36; 2, South End (Brooke Sobolewski, Kayleigh O'Connor, Sadie McPartland), 32:01; 3, Plantsville (Olivia Benson, Samantha Kania, Juliette Marcuccio), 32:42; 4, Derynoski (Callia Borkowski, Madison Rust, Shane Verderame- Malachowski), 35:25; 5, Plantsville (Lauren Nadeau, Jamie Baden, Madison Johnson), 36:07. Grade 4 boys 1, South End (Greg Dunn, Tim Nivison, Colby Nitz), 29:34; 2, Planstville (Ethan Germain, Reid Famiglietti, Ethan Germain), 31:27; 3, South End (Nicholas Smith, Michael Plantier, Trey Fabrycki), 32:37. Grade 4 girls 1, Plantsville (Charlotte Stack, Elyse Picard, Emily Adams), 29:37; 2, Plantsville (Emma Brommage, Katie Beaulieu, Madison Coleman), 31:34; 3, Derynoski (Sammie Freyler, Taylor Kelly, Lillian Parke), 34:22; 4, South End (Sydnie Adams, Isabella DeMaio, Thuytien Tran), 36:32. Four 3 person relays 5 miles* Miscellaneous* 1, Plantsville Grade 4 girls (Alainan Cook, Erin Picard, Lilli Doran), 48:05; 2, Plantsville Grade 4 boys (Ryan Dattilo, Thomas Garkosky, Brian Ludden), 49:04; 3, Plantsville Grade 5 boys (AJ Sena, Matt LaRoche, Macario Mendoza), 49:09; 4, Flanders Grade 4 boys (Jose Pabon, Brandon, Darrell Glovna), 1:11:23. *These finishers could not be classified into separate divisions since they ran the five mile course. The Observer congratulates all of the participants in the 2014 Apple Harvest Road Race events!!

33 To advertise, call (860) Our Athletes 33 Rebounding Field hockey bounces right back from each early loss By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER Erin Luddy scowled as her players lined up for postgame handshakes on Tuesday. The Lady Knights battled toe-to-toe against Conard for 80 minutes but came up short in a 1-0 loss. In most years, Luddy would be celebrating another moral victory, but this isn t most years. The coach didn t smile. The players were grim. There s a change brewing in the field hockey community, and that s one reason why Southington is off to their best start. Losing is no longer acceptable. Field Hockey They are all angry. If they could go out for another half, I think that they definitely would, said Luddy. They know that this isn t something that we re fighting for back on our heels. We were in the hunt. We had our opportunities. We just couldn t score on those opportunities. So how would her team react? That s the question as Southington tries to navigate higher expectations this fall. Losses are few and far between. At the season s midpoint, the Lady Knights (5-3) Justin Weekes joined the competition, but I wasn t worried. I stayed focused on Myers. As the race approached, I kept spying him with people along the Town Green. Every time he saw me, he d stop and wait for me to pass. I saw him huddled with my brother, a race volunteer, and both of them looked at me and smiled. It was clear that Myers was up to something. But what? I m not paranoid. Myers has a long history of cheating in the Sept. 30 Conard 1 Southington 0 Oct. 2 Southington 5 Windsor 0 need just a win and a tie to clinch the postseason. There are no more discussions about late runs or comebacks. The losses are personal. Two days later, Southington rebounded with a 5-0 win in Windsor. In the past, our season s always been about trying to build confidence, said Luddy. Now, we have the confidence to play with anybody. We can win those games, and we re starting to see that in the way that we ve come out so strong and have kept going. A close loss to Conard is no longer good enough. The Knights swarmed the Windsor cage in response. Kaelee Graef opened the scoring in both halves, and Southington rallied for five unanswered goals. Allie Abacherli scored twice. Jess Lee had an assist, and Kelsey Snodgrass capped the scoring in the game s final minute. We ve been working on annual race. He s elbowed me, tripped me, taken short cuts, and hitched rides on golf carts. He s put obstacles in my path and has cheated every single year. Still, I usually win. When the starting pistol sounded, I steadied myself for the incoming rush. Runners seemed to envelope me as I tried to get my starting shot. I clawed my way to the sidewalk as wave after wave sped past me. Beaten and battered, I regained my breath on the curb and scanned the crowd for my closest competitor. our scoring, and that definitely showed in the second half, said Luddy. Scoring with 45 seconds left in the game shows that we kept pushing and fighting. It also shows that we have the strength and conditioning to do so. The Knight defense was good in both contests. Natalie Liquindoli netted seven saves during the 1-0 loss to Conard. At Windsor, she needed just four saves to score her third shutout of the JOHN GORALSKI Michaela Carrera leads the attack during a recent field hockey game. The Lady Knights are off to the program s best start. season. I love that they re playing with so much heart and so much confidence, said Luddy. Now, we have a big week coming up. Simsbury s in the top 5 in the state. Then we have Farmington after that, and they re always a tough team. I want to see how we take our heart and our confidence and go into this tough week. There are no more moral victories. These Knights expect to win. Atashian was already out of the race. He was scurrying up Berlin Avenue, clicking away at the last trickle of runners. Weekes and the freelance writers all made rookie mistakes. They were looking at me helplessly from across the street. Each one of them went the wrong way, and that s something that you can t recover from. I gathered my stuff and began to stumble my way toward the finish. It went slow. I had to stop at each festival tent and peer around it for Myers. I had to circle around Refuse 2 lose Boys soccer earns a win and a tie in 2 overtime road games By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER The Blue Knight soccer team forced overtime in New Britain with just under 30 seconds remaining in regulation. Southington capped a second half comeback on Friday with a game-winning score in the first overtime at Windsor. Boys Soccer After dropping five straight contests to start the season, the Blue Knights have battled back into the postseason race. With a three wins last week, Southington has surged to Tie at New Britain The Hurricaines dominated the first half, but Southington escaped with the score knotted, 1-1. New Britain took the early lead after the break, but the Knights battled back. With 29 seconds remaining in the game, officials whistled a penalty in the box. For the second time in two weeks, Ryan Burrill converted the kick. The Hurricaines outshot the Knights, 13-6, but Brian Topper rallied for 11 saves and two scoreless overtime periods to get the 2-2 tie. Eric Schneider scored volunteers in case Myers got to them before the race. I didn t see him anywhere, and that sent a wave of panic through me. I slowed even more to measure my every step. The clock kept ticking, but I kept trudging forward. I jumped at every shadow from every bird along the course. I kept my eyes trained for Myers and his cronies at street level and up on the top of buildings. I didn t see him anywhere, and that made me even more nervous. Then, it hit me. Myers was Sept. 30 (Overtime) Southington 2 New Britain 2 Oct. 3 (Overtime) Southington 3 Windsor 2 Southington s first-half goal. Burrill forced the extra period, and the Knights came away with a 2-2 tie on the road. Win at Windsor On Friday, the Knights were at it again, and once again they trailed as time was winding down. Windsor took a 1-0 lead into the half and a 2-1 lead late into the second half, but Francesco Ricigliano scored the game-winner with 2:16 left in the overtime period. Burrill opened the scoring early in the second half. Ian Powell forced overtime with time running down in the game. Topper made six assists to earn his third win in four attempts, and the Knights escaped with a 3-2 win. Southington will try to carry the momentum into this week with conference games against Conard (5-3- 1), NW Catholic (3-5-2), and Farmington (8-1-1). Road Race: Almost 2,000 participants in 2014 From page 38 Hamden. It s great to see that this race has become a way for people to connect. Myers said that it was amazing to see the times at the front, the persistence of the young runners, the influx of new runners, and the continued outpouring from every corner of the community. People at the front are still able to crank it out, but at the same time it s become a good race for everyone, he said. I think we re getting even more people watching that Little Fritter run than ever before. We had over 100 walkers for people that just want to keep themselves healthy and going. We John Myers: this year s Media Challenge winner From page 38 had more volunteers than ever before. The police stepped up as always, and our sponsor board was loaded this year, which means that businesses really believe in this race. It was great. 5 Mile Road Race Chris Rosenberg edged Nick Dalidowitz and Mike Rieger to defend his title in the men s race. Division winners for the men were Nick Evangelista (16-19), Matt Scully (20-29), Ryan O Connor (30-39), Mario Longo (40-49), Louis Rodier (50-59), Bill Lombardi (60-69), and Bill Borla (70-79). Laura Pieger edged Molly Palmieri and Lindsay Shea to capture the women s title. Division winners for the women were Kerry Buchanan (Under 15), Emily Tomaselli (16-19), Nicole Verderame (20-29), Lindsay Shea (30-39), MaryAnn Humprey (40-49), Diane Snow (50-59), and Linda Rocco (60-69). Dalidowitz and Palmieri earned the Dave Gworek Memorial Award as the fastest Southington finishers. 5K Road Race Nick Garcia beat Holland Florian and Kurt Lindboom- Broberg to win the men s title. Division winners for the men were Colin Reilly (Under 10), Owen Lacourciere (11-13), Ryan Nguyen (14-16), Casey Doyle (17-19), Shane Leighton (20-29), Chris Pawlow (30-39), Frank Angelillo (40-49), Charles Ferry (50-59), Tim Connellan (60-69), Jonathan Yuen (70-79), and Jim Driscoll (Over 80). South End School runners Gavin Michaud, John O Connor, and Kevin Lowery combined for the fastest time in the 5th grade boys competition to claim the Y Cup. South End School runners Greg Dunn, Tim Nivison, and Colby Nitz won the Y Cup for the fourth grade boys. Erin Angelillo beat Jacci Pugliese and Taylor Hubert to score the women s title. Division winners for the women were Lucy Bergin (Under 10), Morgan Hubert (11-13), Marisa Matthews (14-16), Rianna Susco (17-19), Kristina Anderson (20-29), Jessica Magrey (30-39), Tracy Hubert (40-49), Kristen Nguyen (50-59), Joan LaPierre (60-69), and Elizabeth Lazor (70-79). Plantsville School runners Annalise Cook, Nina Muir, and Melaina Coleman won the Grade 5 girls Y Cup, while Plantsville runners Charlotte Stack, Elyse Picard, and Emily Adams won the fourth grade girls competition. Erin Angelillo captured the Chris Sanchez Award as the top finisher among SHS soccer players. To comment on this story or to contact sports writer John Goralski, him at going to get there first. I gathered my stuff and sprinted toward the finish line, but it was too late. Myers was already there, and he was grinning and waving. It was a brilliant move. For the first time in Apple Harvest history, he didn t cheat. He beat me with his jedi mind games, but I have to tip my hat to him. He used our history against me, so this year he gets the trophy. I ll get you next year, Myers. To comment on this story or to contact sports writer John Goralski, him at

34 34 To advertise, call (860) Southington Sports Scene Apple Harvest Race Hundreds of race fans lined the streets of downtown Southington on Sunday, Oct. 5 to cheer for their favorite runner at the annual Apple Harvest Road Race. Nearly 2,000 athletes challenged themselves over four separate events, including the signature 5-mile road race, the 5K road race, the 2-mile run/ walk, and the Little Fritter Fun Runs. Photos by JOHN GORALSKI Above, runners jockey for position at the start of one of the Little Fritter Fun Runs. Above, Nick Garcia is the first to cross the finish line as this year s 5K road race winner. At left, runners get ready to test themselves in a sprint alongside the Town Green. At right, Lizzie Cence and Henry Cence represent Team Kim at the 5K event. Who s faster? Superman or Wonder Woman? Below, Logan Makay and Tracy Wales settle it once and for all. Above, former SHS swimmer Marisa Debboli competes for Team Lauryn. Above, Erin Angelillo sets the pace for the women. The 5K road race winner also earned the Chris Sanchez Award as the top SHS soccer player. At left, race director John Myers surveys the scene at the finish line. At right, Kristofer Stokes propels the first stroller to the finish line. At right, Chris Rosenberg kicks toward the finish line to claim his fourth consecutive title in the 5-mile race.

35 To advertise, call (860) Our Athletes 35 Still perfect at 6-0 Knights beat East Hartford, Meriden By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER Six up. Six down. With two more victories last week, the Lady Knights swim team has surged to a perfect, 6-0 start. Now, as the girls dive into the start of their powerhouse conference schedule, Coach Evan Tuttle thinks his team is ready to make some noise. Swimming We re as ready as we ve ever been, and I can confidently say that, said the coach. We ve got Farmington, Hall, and Conard coming up. Berlin s going to be another tough match for us. Our girls are up to the challenge. They are certainly not going to make things easy for anybody. The Knights have already shown the ability to rise up to adversity, and that was evident this week. With Southington s rookie divers still working up to varsity expectations, the Knights started each meet with a 13 point deficit. The Knights still managed to score lopsided wins. It s an added piece of adversity for us, but we aren t new to overcoming adversity, said the coach. We were able to chase some points with our diving. We were able to get the right match-ups in to come away with two strong wins. We re staying in the mindset that we re going JOHN GORALSKI Sylwia Lewkowicz scores a kill during a 3-0 win over Conard on Wednesday, Oct. 1. Advertise here! You re reading it. Your customers are too! (860) Sept. 30 Southington 94 East Hartford 80 Oct. 3 Southington 94 Maloney-Platt 78 Music Lessons Piano with Theory: Beginners to Intermediate Level Voice: Stage Deportment, Vocal Production, Music Interpretation. Over 25 years of experience in both areas. Please call: to be able to get our divers ready for those meets, but our girls welcome the challenge. Against East Hartford, the Knights saw an early 20- point lead shrink near single digits after diving, but Southington rallied to win each of the next seven events. Olivia Fournier was a double-winner in the 100 free (56.76) and with a state qualifying time in the 200 free (2:07.55). Bailey Potter captured wins in the 500 free (6:10.89) and the 100 back (1:10.35). Marisa Matthews won the 50 free (26.59). Sam Sagnella won the 100 fly (1:09.85), and Bethany Greenlaw took the 100 breaststroke (1:22.03). Southington swept the relays, turned to exhibition with two races left, and cruised to a win. They have a core group When the Lady Knight volleyball team dropped the first set during games against Simsbury and Maloney, it ended up costing them a win, so now that Southington has survived their toughest stretch, coaches aren t ready to rest on their laurels. Instead, coaches have turned up the heat for pregame workouts. The Lady Knights have responded to the challenge. We ve changed some things with our warmup, and I think the kids would agree that it s worked, said Lady Knight coach Rich Heitz. They ve come out strong over the last few games since the Maloney match. Getting into some competition with ourselves in our warmup has let us jump out a little earlier in games. of strong swimmers and excellent divers, said Tuttle. I ve been really impressed with the talent of opposing divers, but we ve been able to adjust. We had the right match-ups, and it wasn t just in the middle lanes. We have girls in those outer lanes that can compete, too. Without diving at Maloney, the Knights still managed to open a 38-point lead and cruised to a win over Meriden s co-op. There was no question with two victories last week. Southington took early leads and cruised to a pair of 3-0 sweeps. On Monday, the Knights surged past New Britain in three straight matches. Southington held the Hurricanes to seven points in game one, five points in game two, and put the match out of reach with a win in game three. Maryssa Romano (7 digs) powered the offense with 12 kills. Caroline Barry and Michelle Stublarec scored six kills apiece, while Sylwia Lewkowicz and Danielle David added four kills apiece. Sam Lohneiss (19 assists) and Morgan McCarthy (9 assists) anchored the squad. We re playing stronger defense, said Heitz. Our serve-receiving has been stronger. We ve been just a Lady Knights P NK OUT Soccer Game vs Farmington SHS Turf Fri, Oct. 10 th Southington s Community Services Allison Shroeder, Greenlaw, Matthews, and Fournier set the pace with a win in the medley relay (2:03.45). Hannah Olsen, Greenlaw, Kristen Loose, and Matthews put the meet out of reach with a win in the 200 free relay (1:53.46). Potter won the 200 free (2:12.52). Fournier captured the 50 free (26.4), and Sagnella took the 100 fly (1:09.76). Matthews won the 100 free (58.71), and Kerry little stronger in a few key areas, and I think that s made a big difference. Two days later, the Knights held off a pesky Conard team at home, 25-14, 25-13, and Nicole Groll anchored the defense with 12 digs. Romano scored nine kills and nine digs. Barry finished with 6 kills and 5 digs, while Lohneiss and McCarthy combined for 22 assists. With the win, the WINGS STUFFED BREADS Special! 1 DOZ BONE IN WINGS LG 16 CHEESE PIZZA 2 LITER SODA $ WITH THIS COUPON Buchanan scored the win in the 500 free (5:56.38). In these first few meets, I ve been able to get some girls in some different events, and they ve performed very well, but it s outside the pool that I m most pleased, said the coach. I can t tell you how many times we ve had opposing coaches or parents come up to me and compliment our girls on their sportsmanship. Now comes the fun part. Spikers clinch the postseason By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER Volleyball Sept. 29 Southington 3 New Britain 0 Oct. 1 Southington 3 Conard 0 Knights improved to 9-2 (7-1 in the CCC West). Now, the Knights will look to build on their five game winning streak with rematches against NW Catholic, Farmington, and Hall. Obviously, Farmington is one of the best teams in the state, but I just want to go in there and compete a lot better than we did last time, said Heitz. I don t think we played our best last time. Neither did they, but I think that s our No. 1 goal this time. We want to play smart and compete. Win or lose, we ll have a better idea of how we stand. FREE DELIVERY Neither RAIN nor SLEET!!! Call Our PIZZA DELIVERY EXPERTS DON T MISS A PLAY!!! MEAL DEALS DELIVERED 16 LG CHEESE 2 LITER SODA $ SUN - THURS. WITH THIS COUPON. EXPIRES JAN 31, JOHN GORALSKI Marisa Matthews leads the pack in the 100 freestyle during a win over the Meriden Co-op that lifted the Lady Knights to 6-0. HOURS: Monday - Thursday 4pm - 9pm Closed Tuesdays Friday & Saturday 11:30am - 9pm

36 36 To advertise, call (860) Athletes of the week Erin Angelillo seemed to skip across the Town Green as if she didn t have a care in the world. Five male runners were kicking hard to beat her, but Angelillo seemed to dance past them. For years, the Lady Knight soccer team has used the Apple Harvest 5K Road Race as a way to condition and celebrate a former player on the boys team. The Chris Sanchez Award has become the measure for the fastest runner. This year, Angelillo raised the bar. She didn t just beat her teammates and a long list of male runners. Angelillo won the race. It s a tradition. Every year, the soccer team runs this race, and it s good to get everyone out and start running, she said. I really didn t think that I would win. I didn t really have a strategy. I just wanted to run and have some fun. She did it on tired legs. Angelillo was coming off a two win week that snapped a six-game losing streak. Angelillo anchored the defense with two shutout victories. She rarely left the field, but Lady Knight coach Mike Linehan wasn t surprised that his star bounced back with an Apple Harvest win. Angelillo s time rivaled the scores posted by the Lady Knight cross country team in their recent win. Erin is a special athlete. She could TOP FEMALE PERFORMANCES Molly Palmieri, Apple Harvest 5-Mile Road Race: Finished the 5-mile course in 33:38 to finish 16th overall to claim the Dave Gworek Award as the first Southington finisher. Erin Angelillo Apple Harvest 5-K Road Race K Road Race & Sanchez Award winner probably be a very successful cross country runner if she wanted to. The cross country reminds me about that very often, said Linehan. She s one of the most conditioned athletes that I ve ever worked with and a leader on our team. For her outstanding athletic accomplishments, Angelillo is our highlighted female athlete of the week. Annalise Cook, Nina Muir, and Melana Coleman, Plantsville School Grade 5 relay: Ran the 5K road race in 29:36 to finish as the fastest girls relay team in the Y Cup. Nick Dalidowitz clutched the trophy to his chest and grinned widely at he talked about the Apple Harvest 5-Mile Road Race. Dalidowitz didn t win the overall prize. In fact, he trailed the winner by almost two minutes, but the 31-year old veteran held his own in a pack of 20-year olds at the front of the race. He edged two to score second place overall. His closest Southington competitor finished almost three minutes later, do after a six year drought, he recaptured the Dave Gworek Award as the top local finisher. That was his goal from the start. This is the most important thing that I can win because Dave Gworek was actually my cousin, he said. It s a family award, so it s really important to me. I know how much work Dave did for triathalons and everything. I grew up with his kids, so this means a lot to me. Dalidowitz (28:37) is no stranger to the front pack. Since he began running the local event in 2006, he has finished in the top five every year but one. He came into this year s event with a pair of second place finishes, a third place finish, and a trio of fourths. But after dropping to sixth place last year, Dalidowitz had something to prove...but only to himself. He s kind of becoming a legend of TOP MALE PERFORMANCES Nick Garcia, Apple Harvest 5K Road Race: Was the first runner to finish the 5K event (17:13) and beat his closest competitor by more than 20 seconds. Nick Dalidowitz Apple Harvest 5-Mile Road Race 2014 Dave Gworek Award Winner this race, said race director John Myers. He always seems to be up there in the top five. He s got a lot of stiff competition up there, but he always seems to be right there with them. Even if they are 10 years younger. For his outstanding athletic accomplishments, Dalidowitz is our highlighted male athlete of the week. Gavin Michaud, John O Connor, and Kevin Lowery. South End School Grade 5 relay: Ran the 5K road race in 27:36 to finish as the fastest boys relay team in the Y Cup. The Week Ahead in Southington Sports Fri Football at New Britain (V-7:00). Boys Soccer at Farmington (JV-5:00, Tunxis Mead Park, Farmington). Field Hockey at Farmington (V-3:45, JV-5:15). Field Hockey vs. Newington (FR-3:45). Girls Soccer vs. Farmington (JV- 3:45, V-5:00). Girls Swimming and Diving at Hall Cornerstone Aquatics Center, West Hartford). Girls Volleyball vs. Hall (JV- 5:00, V-6:00). Do you want to advertise on our Athletes of the Week page? Contact our ad rep at (860) A look ahead vs Sat Boys Cross Country at Wickham Invitational Meet (FR-10:20, JV-TBA, V-3:25). Girls Cross Country at Wickham Invitational Meet (FR-9:50, JV-TBA, V-3:55). Football at New Britain (FR- 10:00). Tue Boys Soccer vs. Hall (JV-3:45, V-6:00). Field Hockey vs. East Catholic (V-3:45, JV-5:15). Southington Record: 3-0 New Britain Record: 3-1 Friday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m. at Veteran s Stadium, New Britain Sun Mon No games scheduled. Girls Volleyball at Volleyball Hall of Fame VolleyHall Classic Springfield College, Springfield, MA). Wed Boys Cross Country at CCC Championship (V-4:00, Wickham Park, Manchester). Girls Cross Country at CCC Championship (JV-3:00, Wickham Park, Manchester). Field Hockey vs. Conard (FR-3:45). Girls Soccer at Hall (V/JV-3:45). Girls Swimming vs. Newington Southington YMCA pool). Girls Volleyball at Simsbury (JV/FR-5:00, V-6:00). Thu Football vs. Hall (FR-3:45). Boys Soccer at Newington (FR-3:45). Field Hockey vs. Hall (FR-3:45). Girls Soccer vs. Simsbury (JV-5:00, V-7:00). Girls Soccer vs. Conard (FR-3:45). Behind the numbers... LAST SEASON Southington beat New Britain, Last game s highlights Simsbury, 47-7 (W) Conard, (W) Jasen Rose: 9-for-22 passing, 190 yds, 2 TDs. Alessio Diana: 6 carries, 104 yds, TD. Vance Upham: 7 carries, 72 yds, 2 TDs. Charles Gaskin: 3 fumbles. Dajion Hill: 72 passing yds, TD, INT. Zach Connolly: 82 yard fumble return for a TD.

37 To advertise, call (860) Our Athletes 37 Turning the corner Girls soccer snaps six game losing streak By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER Southington outscored opponents in every half last week. For 160 minutes in regulation, the Lady Knight soccer team held opponents off the board. Since cruising by Platt, 5-1, in the season opener, the Lady Knights have struggled with a six-game losing streak that stretches back to Sept. 12. But a 4-0 win over New Britain snapped the streak, and a 5-0 victory over Windsor proved it was no fluke. Now, the Knights (3-6) are refocused on their postseason goals. Girls Soccer I think that, this week, we definitely turned things around, and I m hopeful, said Lady Knight coach Mike Linehan. When you re practicing so long but you aren t successful, I think you start to doubt yourself. Hopefully, they ve gained back that level of confidence this week to be able to go back to the CCC West and see what we can do. Sarah Palko opened the scoring in both contests with two first half goals in both contests and a second half assist against Windsor, but she wasn t alone. Jess Goralski score a goal in each of the first three halves and capped the streak with a second I ve been saying it since the beginning. You had better get us early. We ve got our confidence back, and I think things are going to be different. Sept. 30 Southington 4 New Britain 0 Oct. 2 Southington 5 Windsor 0 half assist against Windsor. Nikki Carter, Ariana Gazaferi, and Emily Maciejewski earned assists against New Britain, while Adalaine Meier and Erin Angelillo collected asssists against Windsor. Gazaferi exploded in the second game with two goals and two assists as Southington switched up Mike Linehan, SHS girls soccer coach their possession-style attack with a more direct style. It was much more direct, but we had a different attitude as well, said Linehan. We talked a lot about it, and nobody s going to come into our turf and do what teams have done to us over the last two weeks. We have a little bit more passion about believing in ourselves and who we are. Defensively, the team was perfect, allowing just one shot against New Britain and four against Windsor. Margaret Mellitt and Janelle Mangassarian combined for just five saves but came away with a pair of shutout wins. It starts from the goal out, and I have been very pleased with what the two of them have been doing, said Linehan. I hope we use this for the confidence that we need to go into next week. We ve got just a totally different attitude, and I m really happy about that. Now, the girls will look to change their fortunes in conference play as they begin the second round of CCC West opponents. It won t get easier with matchups this week against Conard JOHN GORALSKI Sarah Palko races to a loose ball during a 5-0 win over Windsor. Palko scored four goals and an assist in a pair of victories last week. (5-4), NW Catholic (6-3), and Farmington (5-2-2), but Linehan expects his team to rise to the challenge. The first time around, Southington were out-scored 7-1 in three losses, but Linehan expects things to change in the rematch. I ve been saying it since the beginning. You had better get us early, he said. We ve got our confidence back, and I think things are going to be different. Girls win Nonnewaug SHS Cross Country is finding its stride By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER Lauren Perkowski (20:06.72) charged into the top five at the Nonnewaug Invitational Meet. Gabi Napoli (20:36.07) broke into the top 10, and Catherine Myers (20:51.97) finished 14th, but that was expected. On Friday, Oct. 5, Coach Dan Dachelet expected his top three runners to compete against the top girls at the Woodbury race, but even he couldn t expect what happened next. Cross Country Amanda Hamel (20:52.97) finished on Myers heels to claim 15th place in the varsity race, and sophomore Carson Stifel (20:56.05) capped Southington s scoring at 17th place. Sarah Minkiewicz didn t score, but she finished in the top 20 overall. When Southington s second alternate, Megan Albert, crossed the finish line ahead of Avon s last scorer, it meant that the Knights had finished seven runners before anybody else had managed to finish five. Amanda Hamel really stepped up, and the rest packed in well, said Dachelet. Carson broke into the top five for the first time, and that was nice. I think we re ready to do something special. Avon was a ranked team, and that might be the first time that we ve been able to do something like this. When the dust settled, Southington (58) edged Avon (60) atop the team standings. East Hampton (139), Oxford (143), and Nonnewaug (155) trailed far behind. The Knights had surged pasts 11 other programs to snatch their victory at an invitational meet. There was some really good quality up front with some of these teams, Dachelet said. It was a very good race for us. The girls were far from finished. Southington scored five girls in the top 10 at the JV meet and swept the competition with all seven runners in the top 13. Southington s top two JV finishers would have scored in the top half of the varsity race. Even the boys scored well despite tired legs. Sean Garrison (16:48.82) set the pace with a 10th place finish. Mark Murdy (17:01.02) finished 15th overall. Jack Myers (17:19.61) and Brandon Bayron (17:28.82) both finished in the top 30 with Nick Raguzzine (17:31.68) rounding out the scoring just outside the top 30. New Milford (29) out-distanced Cheshire (52) to take the team title, but Southington (108) finished just one point behind Shepaug Valley for fourth place overall. The mileage is still there on them, and I think that they re a little sore. But they still ran well, said Dachelet. They still ran fast, but I think they all feel there s still something more under the hood. Now, both teams will begin the taper as Southington prepares for the upcoming postseason. I already began cutting the mileage, said Dachelet. We re going to do a workout on Tuesday against New Britain, and we re going to get a nice interval training in on Thursday or Friday before we cut the mileage back to get fresh legs. We re going to get ready to roll for conferences. To comment on this story or to contact sports writer John Goralski, him at Golf 1 9th Hole Membership Hawk s Landing introduces... Our new 1 year membership! 19th Hole Golf Membership includes: Restrictions: Price: $499 Mandatory cart fee 7 day membership ($20 fee for members playing prior to 11:00 am) Join now and play the rest of the year for FREE! Hawk s Landing CC 201 Pattonwood Dr

38 38 To advertise, call (860) Our Athletes Full Road Race Results...pages Field Hockey, Boys 33 Girls Swimming, Girls 35 Girls Soccer, Cross 37 By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER The church bells in the center of town seemed to ring as the first runner as Nick Garcia materialized at the far end of the Town Green. Nobody else was even close at the front of the 5K event, and the former Blue Knight bounded down the street in rhythm to the clanging bells. Don t ask for whom the bells tolled at the end of the 2014 Apple Harvest Road Race. They tolled for Garcia. His time was pretty good, and he didn t have a lot of competition with him, said Apple Harvest Road Race Director John Myers. He might have been able to get pushed more, but he still ran a fast time. The times were great this year, and what can you say about those top five mile guys? They just keep cranking them out. To have a Southington native at the front of the local race was just the icing on the cake. After a rain-drenched event in 2013, the sunny skies and low autumn temperatures brought runners out in droves this fall. A record number of athletes (1,974) participated in the annual event, and Southington runners captured most of the top spots. Garcia won the 5K men s race (17:13), and Erin Angelillo finished first in the women s race (21:08). Regional runners captured both titles in the 5-mile event, but local athletes captured six division titles in the signature event and nine division titles in the 5K event. We couldn t have asked for better weather, said Myers. We had record numbers again, and I was very impressed to hear so many people running a 5K road race for the first time. This is a new health journey, and a lot of people were working toward this. It was nice to see. It wasn t about their times. It was about completing a 5K race. For the fourth year in a row, Old Saybrook s Chris Rosenberg (26:25) captured the title on the 5-mile course. He edged Southington s Nick Dalidowitz (28:37) by almost two minutes, but Dalidowitz scored his first Dave Gworek Award since 2008 for being the first local man to finish the signature event. Realistically, this was my last year to win it, Dalidowitz said with a laugh. The 31-year old continues to keep pace with the 20-something frontrunners, but that might be about to change. Next year, we could potentially add Matt Walker and Bryan Wilcox to the mix. They re both graduating from college, and they re both extremely good runners at the collegiate level. Chris Rosenberg, Jimmy Rosenberger, and I have been joking that we could break the course record next year and still not win the race. The 5-mile women s title was captured by Watertown runner Laura Pieger (32:05). Second place finisher Molly Palmieri (33:38) captured the Gworek Award as the top Southington woman. Pieger shattered last year s best time by almost three minutes. Palmieri s second place time would have beaten all three of last year s top finishers by more than two minutes. JOHN GORALSKI Sunny skies and cool temps drew record numbers to the start of the 2014 Apple Harvest Road Race. Apple Harvest Road Race Local runners set the pace for record crowds Road Race See photos, page 34 People at the front are still able to crank it out, but at the same time it s become a good race for everyone. John Myers, 2014 Apple Harvest Road Race Director They were flirting with six minute miles all the way through, and we know that the five mile course is so challenging. Those are tremendous times, Myers said about the pace in the women s competition. I m not surprised by Molly s great time and success in our race. She has put a lot of time into her training, and she had success pretty recently in the half-marathon in Bristol. Myers said that the biggest story was the crowd of yellow jerseys and white jerseys that peppered both courses with the rise of fundraising teams like Team Lauryn and Team Kim. This is the third year that Team Lauryn has flooded the course, and Team Kim came out in numbers for this year s event. Team Lauryn was built to support an academic scholarship named for Lauryn Ossola, a former YMCA and Lady Knight swimmer who died tragically in an accident in 2011 at the age of 23. Team Kim was comprised of family and friends of Kimberly Matukaitis Cence who died unexpectedly in February of this year. The team featured her husband and two of her three children. It was emotional to see runners from both teams, said Myers. I knew Kim pretty well from camp, and it was great to see so many people keeping their memories alive. Then, there were so many other teams just forming. We even had some people from John Goralski About Town Sports Mind Games Afew weeks ago John Myers beckoned me across the crowd at the Sloper Relays, and he leaned in to talk in hushed tones. You re going to need one of these, he said and motioned to his bright orange safety vest. You re going to get trampled. It was true. There were hordes of spectators wandering around the fields at Camp Sloper. Eleven high school cross country programs and five middle school teams were warming up for the start of their race. Where do I get one? I asked anxiously. Myers just shrugged and walked away. Around town, the Apple Harvest Road Race director is known as Mr. Nice Guy. He s always got a smile. He s always got the time to talk, and he seems to have a helping hand in every community program. I know the truth. Myers is my arch rival, and his taunting at the Sloper Relays was a way to throw down the gauntlet for our yearly competition. That means it s time for the Apple Harvest Road Race. It s one of the most watched sporting events in town. There are more spectators than Thanksgiving football and high school championship games. Festival fans track the five milers as they navigate the signature race. Others wait in the Main Street gallery for family and friends to appear at the end of the 5K race. Everyone seems to gather for the Little Fritters at the end, and people are dotted along the course screaming encouragement to their favorite runners. But the most coveted prize each year is the shining bronze trophy for the Media Challenge. It s more prestigious than the Stanley Cup, and the competition isn t open to everyone. The times aren t broadcast on the internet or in the papers, but the winner has bragging rights throughout the year. The Media Challenge is open to sports writers, photographers, and race directors. While runners try to find their pace on the Southington roads, we re elbowing our way through the crowds with a mission. First, we have to weather the stampede at the starting line. Then, we have to stumble through the crowds, overloaded with backpacks and camera equipment, in a mad dash toward the finish line. The clock keeps ticking. We strain our ears for the sound of the first finisher, and we race to get the right settings on our cameras while Myers readies his army of volunteers for the end of the race. It s not a marathon. It s a sprint, and it usually comes down to Myers and me. John Atashian is the official photographer for the festival, so he s part of the competition. This year, we saw the return of the daily newspapers. Freelance photographer See ROAD RACE, page 33 See MYERS, page 33

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