Volume 36, No. 35 Southington’s only locally produced paper Friday, September 2, 2011
Cava Restaurant wins Southington Chamber of Commerce Southington Schools winter
wine award, Page 3 holds annual pizza fest, Page 15 sports calendars, Pages 22-26
Back to school
Southington dodged a bullet
Hurricane Irene leaves little damage in town
By ROB GLIDDEN to 1,000. DePalma said there
Staff Writer “I’m glad that we were were 24 instances of wires
Southington did not so prepared and we didn’t coming down. By Monday,
emerge unscathed after a come out too badly,” said all of them were cleaned up,
weekend of brutal weather, Town Manager Garry except for one area on West
but local officials are Brumback. “In the end, Street near Maxwell Drive.
relieved and said the extent Southington was fortu- No fatalities were reported.
of the damage to the town nate.” Thirty-five trees came
was far less than it could During the weekend, down, though only a few
have been. the storm created haz- caused damage to homes.
Hurricane Irene, even- ardous conditions on about There were 17 “public haz-
tually downgraded to a a dozen local roads, includ- ards,” There were eight
tropical storm, came across ing busy ones like Marion medical calls, five points of
the western Connecticut Avenue and Meriden- concern for flooding, and
coast around midday Waterbury Turnpike. only two car accidents and
Sunday, dropping close to “We were definitely one disabled vehicle.
10 inches of rain in north- busy,” said Sergeant Lowell “We were glad to see
western parts of the state DePalma, spokesman for that those numbers were so
before speeding away to the the Southington Police low,” said DePalma. “People
northeast. Department. “In terms of really heeded the advice
At the height of the how bad it was, that’s very about staying off the road.”
storm, about 3,500 people relative. For the people who He added that police
in Southington were out of are out of power or had a are still advising caution in
power. By Monday, that tree fall on their house, it the days after the storm.
number had dropped closer was pretty bad.”
See IRENE, page 11
Twins Kayleigh and John O'Connor wait to catch their bus to South End School to start
second grade Tuesday morning. The opening of school was delayed a day due to
Hurricane Irene. Larson stops to talk shop in town
By ROB GLIDDEN trated and discouraged” by
STEPS goals embraced at convocation Staff Writer the debt ceiling controversy
and stated that his primary
By ROB GLIDDEN have partnered with the reason for voting against
Congressman John Larson
Staff Writer schools, such as the the final legislation was
discussed economic issues
The faculty and staff of Southington Education fears about its potential
with a crowd of several
the Southington school sys- Foundation and United effect on Medicare.
tem embraced the goals of Way. As the program went Southington dozen residents at the
The crowd seemed to
Calendar House, as part of a
the Southington Town-Wide on, it began to coalesce schools are a week-long business-orient- hold a similar opinion, as a
Effort to Promote Success around a theme of not just reference to a recent Senate
great place to ed trip around Connecticut.
(STEPS) during the district’s teaching Southington’s kids, proposal to privatize Social
Larson, a Democrat,
but trying to improve their
annual convocation gather-
begin building has represented the state’s Security elicited groans
ing. First District since 1999 and from the crowd.
Meant to mark the start Strong Elementary assets because is Chairman of the House TAMMI KNAPIK “Don’t buy any of this
School teacher Jessica
of a new school year, con-
Bruenn, who was recently
of the amount of Democratic Caucus.
stuff out there being a cor-
vocation brings the school “Many of [the seniors] relation between Social
employees together for a named Teacher of the Year, the time the kids are concerned about what’s John Larson Security and the national
offered a firsthand account
celebration of their work.
of how her life was changed
spent in school
“ going to happen with
cuts to the Low Income
debt,” Larson said. “There is
New employees are wel- Medicare and if it’s going to none. Social Security is not
comed and educators who for the better by an educa- activities. change,” said Sharyn
Heating and Energy a problem unless you don’t
have reached the milestone tor who cared. A family Assistance Program believe in it.”
Murphy, program coordina-
of 30 years in Southington tragedy led to her feeling (LIHEAP), though this ulti- Early press about the
tor at the Calendar House.
are honored. isolated and depressed dur- mately was not referenced Congressman’s appearance
She added that many of
This year’s speakers ing school, until one of her during the discussion. suggested that the forum
Steve Nyerick, the center’s patrons were
included representatives During the forum,
DePaolo Guidance Counselor worried about rumored
from organizations that See SCHOOLS, page 8 Larson said he was “frus- See LARSON, page 4
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Cava honored by national wine magazine
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Staff Writer years ago. The focus on and has added approxi- wine information. It must the menu in both price one from Florida who saw
Southington’s own wine was clear from the mately an additional 50 include vintages and and style.” the magazine,”
Cava Restaurant was first day, given that “Cava” each year. appellations for all selec- So far, the recognition Papahristou said. “It’s
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Youth theater group evokes the era of ‘Ziegfield’
By MIKE CHAIKEN Southington, Terryville, shows, there are often songs are large, full-cast because “I get to be a differ- “It will be a fresh show
EDITIONS EDITOR Berlin and Farmington, will songs that are on the sad or production numbers,” said ent character than I would for almost everyone in the
When teens think of transport audiences to a even depressing side. I Terryville’s Adam Pierce, 13. normally be in real life.” audience,” said Madison.
the Ziegfeld Follies, if they time when “guys” spoke of found it extremely fun to “My favorite song in The cast, which is “We have so much
think of them at all, they “dames,” when every flap- always be able to smile.” the show is ‘Destination drawn from many different energy as a group,” said
probably will associate that per dreamed of being a “What surprised me Broadway’ because it pretty towns, is special, said Samantha.
era of entertainment with showgirl, every basement about the music was how much sets the stage for the Madison, who plays many “When someone hears
their great-great grandpar- door seemed to hide a relatable it can be to people whole show,” said roles in the show. She (‘we’re performing) ‘songs
ents. After all, the 1920s-- speakeasy, and where boys today,” said Edwin Lee, 15, Samantha Bradley, 15, of explained, “First off, and from the 1920s,’ they might
the heyday of Ziegfield-- and girls from the country of Plainville. “It has similar Plainville. most importantly, is that we not be excited,” said Emma.
were 90 years ago. were dazzled by the bright themes as those (songs of) “My favorite song of have the ability to work “But once they hear them, I
In this day and age of lights of the big city. today like heartbreak, sor- the show is ‘Do the New together. Everyone respects think they’ll be pleasantly
Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, The show, under the rows, and cavemen.” York’ because it perfectly each other and it is a non- surprised.”
Florenz Ziegfield and his artistic direction of Peter “What I like about the describes the city, bustling judgmental place. I also feel The PCS Youth Theater
elaborate showstopping Peluso, music direction of music is how literal the with people everywhere that the talent we share is production of “Ziegfield in
stage productions seems as Maryjane Peluso, choreo- meanings are,” added and always exciting,” said absolutely incredible.” Review” will be performed
if it happened in the age of graphed by Chris Kuzia and Edwin, who has the role of Emma Carpenter, 15, of “We are amazing and in the auditorium at
dinosaurs. produced by Foster White, John in the show. “This Plainville.” are very dedicated,” said Plainville High School,
But the young per- will featured the music of helps allow me as an actor As a performer, Emma, Adam, who plays Junior. Robert Holcomb Way,
formers in the PCS Youth Irving Berlin and Jerome to convey the message and who plays many different And why do the cast Plainville on Friday, Sept. 9
Theatre group are going Kern, Johnny Mercer, and words easier.” roles in the performance, members feel audiences and Saturday, Sept. 10
back in time next week- Cole Porter. “I was surprised that I said the show is fun will enjoy the show? Curtain times are 7:30 p.m.
end—and will take the As a teen of 2011, 14- recognized many favorite because, simply put, she “I think audiences will both evenings. Admission is
audiences of 2011 with year-old Madison tunes,” said Delaney likes to perform. “Being on like hearing these songs $10 per person in advance;
them— when they perform Chapman of Southington Wilbur, 15, of Farmington. stage is exciting…it really and seeing how they’re per- $12 at the door. Tickets are
“Ziegfield in Review.” said she was surprised by It was interesting to learn gives you a rush.” formed because it’s typical available at Saints
The teens, who come “the happiness of all the that they were from the Samantha, who plays old-time Broadway that’s Restaurant in Southington
from Bristol, Burlington, songs (in ‘Ziegfield in Follies.” Mitzi, said she finds the energetic and fun,” said and at The Plainville Senior
New Britain, Plainville, Review’)… In more current “I like how a lot of the show fun as a performer Edwin. Center.
Larson: Visits local business and talks to constituents
From page 1 interested in many other Marilyn Swain. “There are in our own country, we’ll ny which produces super- “It’s incredible what
issues. no jobs out there.” be in a lot better place.” conductors. The business they have been able to
would be focused on “When the military Larson advocated for Earlier in the day, the was recently awarded do,” Larson said.
these programs, but the comes home, what do we an emphasis on infra- Congressman visited $1.75 million in Small Comments? Email
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TAMMI KNAPIK and want to be entrepre-
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to maintain a lane and chief. She was held on a a $500 bond for a on August 20 with second DUI, simple trespass and was charged on August 23
possession of marijuana. $1,500 bond for an August September 6 court date. degree breach of peace operating a motor vehicle with risk of injury, interfer-
He was held on a $500 19 court date. Kara L. Beharry, 29, of and violation of a protec- under suspension. He was ing with an officer and
bond for a September 6 Ralph Marro Belfi, 58, 73 Wheeler Village Road, tive order. She was held on held on a $500 bond for an possession of a controlled
court date. of 284 Bristol Street, was was charged on August 18 a $5,000 bond for an August 29 court date. substance. He was held on
Michael E. Bielewicz charged on August 16 with with disorderly conduct. August 22 court date. Adam Franco, 28, of a $5,000 bond for an
Jr., 23, of 476 Flanders failure to drive in a proper She was held on a $500 Artur Y. Kasinski, 19, 698 Moss Farms Road, August 23 court date.
Street, was charged on lane, DUI, misuse of regis- bond for an August 24 of 33 Muir Terrace, was Cheshire, was charged on Jennifer T. Marquies,
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for an August 29 court court date. with disorderly conduct. held on a $500 bond for a attempt to commit larceny. $5,000 bond for an August
date. Shannon M. Gonzalez, He was held on a $500 September 6 court date. He was held on a $100,000 23 court date.
Rhiannon M. Daley, 39, of 213 West Side bond for an August 24
Teen arrested on sex assault charges M.O.M.S. to include a brunch and other anniversary
The Mothers Offering questions faced by young
A Meriden man was Meriden, on charges of first 23 court date. Mothers Support activities. parents or parents-to-be.
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that he tried sexually assault ond degree reckless endan- of 2011, Petrocelli attempt- Hospital of Central is centered on the belief that young mothers can be
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On Tuesday, August 23, breach of peace and tam- al assault at knife point to a mer members and past vol- successful, learn, support If you were a M.O.M.S.
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The earth moved underfoot
By now, everyone knows that the in the region.
tremors we felt in Southington on The USGS said the most severe
ED HARRIS editor Tuesday, August 23 were because of earthquake in the state’s history
Established in 1975 shockwaves caused by a magnitude occurred at East haddam on May 16,
Published weekly by The Step Saver, Inc. 5.8 earthquake in Virginia. The shock- 1791. The Richter Scale was obviously
213 Spring St., Southington, CT 06489 waves were felt all up and down the not used at the time, so we do not
editorial: 860-621-6751 East Coast. have any indication on the size or
As I am sure was the case all scope of the quake. However, the
fax 860-621-1841 around town, the general consensus USGS website says that, according to
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org at The Observer offices at the time reports from the time, “several heavy
All editorials are intended to reflect the position of the publisher and was one of confusion, tinged with a shocks, in quick succession,” were
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.
little bit of fear. While not a large Ed Harris felt. Upwards of one hundred after-
earthquake by West Coast standards, shocks were reported.
www.StepSaver.com us New Englanders are not attune to Thoughts around town According to records, the next
having the earth move under our feet. moderate tremor occurred in
Southington to I had scarcely returned to my
desk when the quake first hit. I felt
my chair begin to move underneath
Virginia quake and the tremors
became the top news story of the day.
This was not the first time dealing
Hartford in April 1837. Another earth-
quake occurred in the area in August
me. I immediately checked to make On June 30, 1858, a moderate
remember 9/11 sure I was all right, as it was out of
the ordinary for my chair to start
with an earthquake while sitting at my
desk in The Observer offices on Spring
Street. A few years ago, the exact tim-
tremor shook the homes in New
According to the USGS, the
We are proud to see such an enthusiastic response I looked up across the newsroom ing escapes me, we had a very small strongest tremor since the one in 1791
for Sunday’s 9/11 memorial event. and saw a small divider wall by the tremor pass through and my chair also occurred near Hartford on Nov. 14,
For the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001, a desk of Kaitlyn Naples, our Bristol shook, though not as long or as fierce 1925. Other noteworthy tremors hit
massive community-wide activity is being planned to reporter, begin to sway. Milliseconds as it did last week. News reports would Stamford in March 1953 and areas in
honor those who perished during the 9/11 attacks. later, she asked if anyone else was link the relatively microscopic tremor southern Connecticut on Nov. 3, 1968.
A ceremony is planned for Sunday, September 11, at feeling the shaking and it dawned on to a small earthquake. Since these times, the state has
Southington High School, but organizers said the most me that we were experiencing an Many did not even know that we only really felt tremors from damag-
important element of the initiative would be what the earthquake. had experienced one. No one was ing shocks in nearby states and even
community did beforehand. I got to my feet and the ground selling “I survived the earthquake of Canada.
Participants were encouraged to do acts of goodwill was still wobbly, an interesting expe- 20XX” t-shirts back then. There was no significant damage
in honor of a specific person who died on 9/11, repre- rience to say the least. Then, in an According to the United States or any other items reported in the
sented on small cards shaped like stars. instant, almost as soon as it began, it Geological Service (USGS), area due to last week’s tremors.
When completed, one side of the star will have the ended. Connecticut is a very minor area for However, many will not soon forget
name of someone who died during the attacks, and the Shortly later we would find out seismic activity. Noticeably minor, the day the earth began to move
other side will describe the charity act done in honor of that it was shockwaves from the even when compared to other states under their feet.
However, anyone could do good deeds in honor of
9/11 victims without filling out the star.
Some of the stars, returned earlier last week, may
Book review: A teacher’s honesty
be read as part of the actual ceremony on September
This is something new, as I’ve get movie ratings, of course, but you
never done a book review before. (Go know what I mean.) He tells the
These stars were available at Town Hall, the library
ahead, say it: “Hey Dunn, first you unvarnished truth, even if at times it
and the YMCA, in addition to numerous civic group
gotta read a book before you can portrays the students, parents,
headquarters and churches.
review a book!” Very funny. Ha ha.) administrators, other teachers, and
There was a significant response to the effort early
No, I actually read a book this even himself, in a less than flattering
on within the Southington community. Organizers said
summer, and I thought it was terrific. light. The stark honesty is disconcert-
over 4,000 stars had always been given out, a month or
The book is titled “Sh*t A Teacher ing at first, but ultimately quite
more before the event, meaning that some of the 9/11
Thinks (and Sometimes Says).” It was refreshing.
victims are being represented multiple times.
written by Paul Bentley, who taught The book also helped me deal
Meanwhile, representatives of the group were out
making presentations to the various town boards and
English for 32 years in a suburban Bill Dunn with a personal issue. I admit that
high school in northwest Connecticut. every summer I get jealous of teach-
The Town Council and the Board of Finance agreed
During his last year of teaching Laugh or Death ers, who are in the middle of their
before retiring a few years ago, nine-week vacation, while I’m trying
to a $2,500 donation to the event, while the Board of
Bentley took notes each day, record- to decide when to use my nine days of
Education granted the use of Fontana Field for the con- degreed bastards” and “fart twangers.”
ing the happenings in his classroom. annual vacation time. Bentley did
cluding service. The irresponsible parents who
The result is a chronicle of an aca- such a good job of putting the reader
Numerous other businesses and organizations have instilled an attitude of arrogant enti-
demic year that is at times funny and right in the trenches of the day-to-day
stepped on board to help out as well. tlement in their bratty teenagers were
infuriating, depressing and inspiring. classroom environment, it is clear the
In the years since the tragedy, September 11 has simply “lettuce heads.”
The book is organized with each profession can be a soul-sucking,
slowly become associated with community service. These are the PG-rated labels.
month from September to June being ulcer-inducing, bureaucratic ordeal.
Organizers hope that this year’s event will inspire the More interesting and humorous R-
a chapter. As I began reading, I was a In other words, th e book was a good
community to continue a tradition of goodwill even as rated descriptions can be found on
little shocked by what seemed to be reality check for “the grass is always
the memory of the actual attacks grows more distant. virtually every page.
gratuitous profanity. It’s not that greener” syndrome.
The town-wide patriotic memorial service will take The more I continued to read, the
Bentley routinely swore in the class- “Sh*t A Teacher Thinks (and
place at the high school on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 6:30 more I realized Bentley was not using
room. But the book not only records Sometimes Says)is witty and honest.
p.m. All are welcome. Admission is free. gratuitous profanity, he was using gra-
what the students said and did each Despite the sarcasm, it is obvious
Gates Open at 5 p.m. to allow time for arrival and seat- tuitous honesty. You see, there are a
day, it also records Bentley’s private Bentley really cared about his stu-
ing of expected crowd. Shuttle buses begin picking up at few different definitions of the word
thoughts in response to the controlled dents and enjoyed teaching those
5 p.m. from DePaolo School and Calendar House park- gratuitous. One is: “Being without
chaos known as a public high school willing to learn. It’s a fun read and a
ing lots and from Walmart Plaza. apparent reason, cause, or justifica-
in the 21st century. real eye-opener. You can order the
Parking will also be available in the high school’s tion: a gratuitous insult.”
He pulls no punches in describ- book at Amazon.com for only $11.99.
front parking lot, while spaces remain available. Parking But there’s another definition of
ing the students he taught, the I highly recommend it, and give it two
between VOAG and athletic field is limited to handi- the word: “Given, done, bestowed, or
administrators he tried to avoid, and thumbs up. (Bentley probably would
capped parking only. obtained without charge or payment;
the parents, some of whom were so observe, “My students give it two mid-
We would like to thank the organizers behind the free; voluntary.” In his book, Bentley
clueless it boggles the mind. Many of dle fingers up.”)
9/11 remembrance event and also those who have gath- freely gives the whole story. He does-
the unmotivated, narcissistic students Bill Dunn is a freelance writer
ered stars to help commemorate the dead with good n’t sugarcoat the realities of high
are referred to as “zero-liners” and who resides in Torrington. He can be
deeds. We can not think of anything more fitting for a school life so the book will have a
“turdwads.” The often vindictive reached via his website at:
9/11 remembrance. respectable PG rating. (Not that books
administrators are called “over- www.boomertrek.com.
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recently held its
fest. We asked
attendees what is
kind of pizza. “Cheese.” “Buffalo chicken "Buffalo Chicken" "Bacon" "Margherita"
Photos by AJ Vertucci Eileen Vertucci Tim Jalbert Matt Santovasi May Gentile
Tammi Knapik Southington Southington Bristol Southington Southington
Angelillos say thanks No money for database To the editor, Therefore, such additional unjustly required to cor-
To the Editor, Carnemolla and Chuck’s donated to the benefit, but taxpayer expense is not rect the problem caused by
Parkway Garage. were unable to attend. As a resident and tax- immediately required. As others. These contractors
We would like to Also thank you to Tony To all of our friends payer, I would like to take stated, this database should be held responsi-
express how grateful we are and Sharon Angelillo, and family, thank you for a moment to comment on expense will not put pave- ble, by way of posting a
to all who attended, donat- Richie and Mary Angelillo, being there. We extend our the article I read with ment on the road. bond for one year after
ed, contributed, helped and Frank Graziosos, Nancy sincerest gratitude to al and interest in The Chairman Pocock also roadwork completion that
supported the benefit for Mobillio, Kate Salerno, Bill everyone. Your love, sup- Southington Observer, made a very valid com- their work has been satis-
Patience on August 14. Tully, Paul Richter, Ray port and prarey are and will dated Aug. 19, titled ment to the effect that factory.
Special thanks to Ricciardone, Jim Lulcente, continue to be greatly “Looking at town roads,” a political elements should In conclusion, I would
Falcon’s Nest, Plantsville, Mike D’Agostino, Helen appreciated. proposal to budget and not be part of the decision like to point out two spe-
the Aqua Turf, Crystal Rock, Swanson, Dawn R., Steven A very special thanks to hire an outside firm in the as to what roads are main- cific roads that I frequently
Easter-Plastics, Inc, Bristol, C and all of you who helped Joe Angelillo, from Patience, amount of $55,500 to cre- tained. travel. Due to roadwork
The Republican-American, organize and orchestrate for being a wonderful hus- ate a database program or Presently, is would be performed during 2010
The Step Saver, The Record- this benefit. band and best friend. spreadsheet to help identi- “simple enough” just to and 2011, I now make
Journal, The Manor Inn, Thank you to all who Thank you and God fy roads that need work. drive around town and every effort to avoid these.
Sons of Italy, Southington, donated raffle items, the bless you all. While I am in favor of find roads that are in most Oakland Rd., adjacent to
Sam the Clams, The individuals who generously technology and having a need of repair. I recall Bradley Hospital emer-
Auracle, The Hartford donated monetarily in Patience (Odell) tracking system to docu- reading of a similar road gency room entrance was
Insurance Group, Nuway addition to purchasing tick- Angelillo ment historical and current maintenance debate here poorly reconstructed with
Transport-Frank ets and to the people who Southington status of our infrastructure, in town several years ago road patches after being
presently, towns, states and where as a result of various dug up. The other travesty
our federal government are roadwork activities such as and worst of road repairs
in a state of fiscal crisis. As installation or repair of at taxpayer expense is West
a result of these circum- sewer, gas and waterlines Center Street, between
stances I don’t feel this is a performed by contractors, Bristol St. and West St.. If
prudent course of action at where the final aspect of you don’t want to ruin the
this time to spend tax dol- the work, pavement patch- suspension of your car,
lars. I tend to agree with ing, left a lot to be desired stay away from these
Councilors Barry and and rapidly deteriorated, roads. These are in dire
Miceli’s comment that we leaving pot holes and ulti- need of resurfacing. This
already may have compe- mately leading to further can be determined without
tent personnel capable of poor road conditions. an expensive database.
creating such a database, I’ll give credit to the
as an ongoing in-house town highway department Ted Krajewski
project for the future. for their efforts, they are Southington
Calendar House Notes
The following events classes that start will gather, as one communi-
will take place at the September19. registration ty, on the grounds of
Calendar House in the com- closes on Wednesday, Southington High School for
ing weeks: September 14. a patriotic, memorial service.
Genealogy Club – Calendar House closed Alaska Yukon
Wednesday, September 9 at 1 September 5 in observance Experience Friday,
pm in the Perry Room of Labor Day. September 16 presentation
Fall 2011 Session Dr. Joseph Erardi, by Tours of Distinction
“Computer Learning Center Superintendent of Schools Pig Roast Wednesday,
@ Calendar House” Classes will be at the Calendar House September 21 catered by
SUBMITTED begin September 6. on Friday, September 9 at Smokin’ With Chris - Tickets
For more information 12:15 pm to discuss pro- on sale until September 14
Sloper Hall of Fame inductees regarding the Computer
Learning Center @ Calendar
posed plans for renovations
of the town’s middle schools.
For more about
Calendar House activities
YMCA Camp Sloper recently held the induction ceremony for honorees into the House please email Southington pick up the August newslet-
Sloper Hall of Fame during the Volunteer and Donor Picnic. CLC@calendarhouse.org. Remembers 911 - 6:30 pm on ter at 388 Pleasant Street or
Pictured, from left, are the 2011 inductees: Tony Palmieri, Harry Kastner, Josie Forms available at Sunday, September 11, 2011, visit our website and sign up
Rogala and Lori Edwards. Calendar House for Fall the people of Southington for a monthly email copy.
8 To advertise, call (860) 628-9645 Friday, September 2, 2011
Tiant, Campbell, Renko and others coming to town
The great former Red Business taxes are even Chamber executives found that Connecticut has You can clear your
Sox and New York Yankee real, no matter who is got caught up in repeating the lowest total effective throat now, folks.
pitcher ‘El Tiante’ will the blame that Connecticut was not business tax rate in the Obviously the study
again headline the group business friendly. At con- nation, at only 3.3 percent. done by COST was com-
The Council on State
of former major leaguer ferences and public The top? Alaska at 13.3 piled before Governor
Taxation (COST) has
baseball players who will appearances, state officials percent. Malloy took office.
released a study on the
participate in the had to hear the same com- Our 3.3 percent is the Business owners, who are
national breakdown of
Chamber’s Celebrity Golf plaint – business owners total state and local taxes struggling in the fight for
taxes paid by businesses
Cup Classic at Hawk’s are getting the shaft from on businesses as a percent their existence, could care
over the last fiscal year. It
Landing Sept. 28. The
Shotgun format will again
Art Secondo has been distributed (sur-
the state. Because we live
in the real world, nobody
of Gross State Product (i.e.
the percent of the total
less about the blame game.
It is a fact that
prised?) by the House
feature more than seven
restaurants serving at the
Second Look Democrats and what it
in business had too much
to question the com-
state economy). The study
examined a wide range of
Republicans, from Weicker,
Rowland to Rell, are as
seems to state is contrary
first tee, several others plaints. taxes paid including prop- much responsible for the
by Farmington Dick to what the GOP has been
along the first nine holes. After all, corporate and erty taxes on business state spending too much
McAuliffe and Tom hammering the Democrats
In addition, the Chamber employment taxes have property; general sales and raising too little just as
Burgmeier, former left- about since Jodi Rell left
Golf Committee has been a heavy burden on taxes on business inputs; much the Democrats are to
handed hurler for the Sox the Governor’s chair.
announced that two Par 3 businesses and the income corporate income and blame for doing too little
will return again. The “How many times have
holes will have a hole-in- tax didn’t help. Also, other license taxes; busi- while being able to control
tournament is traditionally we heard, over and over
one winner each receiving there’s no forgetting the ness and corporate licens- the steering wheel.
sold-out weeks in advance again, the mantra calling
a new Chevy or $10,000. $250 “excise tax” that is es; individual income tax Your taxes are mailed
so please register your Connecticut the “most
Joining the local 170 levied on every LLC busi- on business income; to you without a
foursome ASAP. Our business-unfriendly?” How
golfers will be Rick Miller, ness. unemployment insurance; Republican or Democratic
thanks to our platinum many times have we been
Lee Stange, Bill Campbell, Now, like an exploding excise taxes and public return address.
sponsors, corporate spon- told that we have the Art Secondo is president
and Steve Renko who water balloon in the hot utility taxes.
sors, hole sponsors, raffle “highest taxes in the coun- of the Southington Chamber
played 15 years in the summer heat, the House In a final wave of
donators and to Hawk’s try” and that, if we just of Commerce. The opinions
majors along with Steve Democrats have discov- indignation, the House
Landing. A gala dinner will were to lower taxes paid by expressed in this column do
Braun who played in the ered that someone besides Democrats proclaimed,
conclude the event. Fox 61 businesses, then business not necessarily reflect the
1982 World Series. themselves is countering “Connecticut has the low-
sports director Rich and jobs would floods into views of the Chamber of
Southington’s Gary the GOP. est business taxes in all the
Coppola will emcee open- our state?” Commerce membership.
Waslewski will, be joined However, COST’s study 50 states.”
ing ceremonies. Like a state anthem,
Schools: Teachers, administrators gather to begin year
From page 1
teachers made an effort to
“I realized that some-
one cared,” Bruenn said. “I
wanted to be a teacher to
keep kids from falling
through the cracks. If my
teacher gave up on me, I
might not be standing here
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Southington High band prepares
The Southington High
School Blue Knights
Marching Band recently
completed their 2011 pre-
season training camp HAPPY BIRTHDAY
where 128 band members in
practiced eight hours a day
for two weeks to learn the
music and marching rou-
tines. 2 Lucky Birthday
Camp concluded with Winners Each Week
the annual show preview
night on August 23rd when
over 250 family members
and friends watched their
first public performance.
Southington’s show for
this year is entitled
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Our Healthy Lifestyles
Diet and physical activity: The cancer connection
How much do daily If you are trying to con- shoot for 45 to 60 minutes. properly, vegetables and We all can contribute
habits like diet and exercise trol your weight, a good For kids, the recommenda- fruits are usually low in to those changes: Let’s ask
affect your risk for cancer? first step is to watch por- tion is 60 minutes or more calories, so eating them in for healthier food choices
Much more than you might tion sizes, especially of on at least 5 days a week. place of higher-calories at our workplaces and
think. foods high in calories, fat, Activities considered foods can help you control schools. For every junk
Research has shown and added sugars. Try writ- moderate are those that your weight. food item in the vending
that poor diet and not ing down what and how make you breathe as hard Whole grains: Aim for machine, ask for a healthy
being active are two key much you eat and drink for as you would during a brisk at least 3 servings of whole alternative. Support restau-
factors that can increase a a week and see where you walk. This includes things grains each day. There are rants that help you to eat
person’s cancer risk. The can cut down on portion like walking, biking, even easy ways to add whole well by offering options like
good news is that these are sizes, cut back on some housework and gardening. grains to your diet – eat smaller portion sizes,
things you can control. not-so-healthy foods and Vigorous activities make oatmeal at breakfast, lower-calorie items, and
Except for quitting Karen DiGirolamo drinks, or both! you use large muscle choose 100 percent whole- whole-grain products. And
smoking, some of the most Be more active groups and make your wheat bread or wraps for let’s help make our com-
important things you can Southington Watching how much heart beat faster, make you your lunchtime sandwich, munities safer and add
do to help reduce your can- you eat will help you con- breathe faster and deeper, use brown rice at dinner more appealing places to
cer risk are: Get to and stay YMCA trol your weight. The other and also make you sweat. instead of white. walk, bike, and be active.
at a healthy weight, be key is to increase the Eat healthy foods Processed and red The bottom line
physically active on a regu- amount of physical activity Eating well is also meats: Cutting back on One third of all cancer
Being overweight can
lar basis and make healthy you do. Being active helps important to improve your processed meats like hot deaths are related to diet
increase cancer risk in
food choices. reduce your cancer risk by health and reduce your dogs, bologna, bacon, and and activity factors. Let’s
many ways. One of the
The evidence for this is helping with weight con- cancer risk. Take a good deli meat, and red meats challenge ourselves to lose
main ways is that excess
strong: Each year, about trol, and can also help hard look at what you typi- like beef, pork, and lamb some extra pounds, to
weight causes the body to
570,000 Americans die of improve your hormone lev- cally eat each day and try may help reduce the risk of increase our physical activi-
produce and circulate more
cancer; fully one-third of els and the way your these tips to build a healthy colon and prostate cancers. ty, to make healthy food
of the hormones estrogen
these deaths are linked to immune system works. diet plan for yourself: These foods are also high in choices, and to look for
and insulin, which can
poor diet, physical inactivi- More good news – Vegetables and fruits: saturated fat, so eating less ways to make our commu-
stimulate cancer growth.
ty, and carrying too much physical activity helps you Eat at least 5 servings of of them and eating them nities healthier places to
What’s a healthy
weight. reduce your risk of heart vegetables (including less often will also help live, work, and play.
Control your weight disease and diabetes, too! legumes, or peas and lower your risk of heart dis- Last Medical Review:
One of the best ways to
Staying at a healthy So grab your tennis shoes beans) and fruits each day. ease. 10/01/2010, Last Revised:
get an idea if you are at a
weight is important to and head out the door! Try to eat those with the Cancer risk reduction 10/01/201. Referenced from
healthy weight is to check
reduce the risk of cancer The latest recommen- most color (a sign of high in our communities American Cancer Society
your Body Mass Index
and other chronic diseases, dations for adults call for at nutrient content). These Adopting a healthier website.
(BMI), a score based on the
such as heart disease and least 30 minutes of inten- foods are packed with vita- lifestyle is easier for people For more information
relationship between your
diabetes. Being overweight tional moderate to vigorous mins, minerals, antioxi- who live, work, play, or go on health and wellness pro-
height and weight. To
or obese increases the risk activity a day – this is over dants, and many other sub- to school in an environ- grams offered at the Y con-
reduce cancer risk, most
of several cancers, includ- and above usual daily activ- stances that work together ment that supports healthy tact Karen DiGirolamo,
people need to keep their
ing cancers of the breast (in ities like using the stairs to lower risk of many can- behaviors. Working togeth- YMCA health and Wellness
BMIs below 25. Ask your
women past menopause), instead of the evelator at cers, including cancers of er, communities can create Director at
doctor what your BMI
colon, endometrium, your office or doing house- the lung, mouth, esopha- the type of environment kdigirolamo@southington-
number means and what
esophagus, kidney, among work – on five or more days gus, stomach, and colon. where healthy choices are cheshireymca.org or 426-
action (if any) you should
others. per week. Even better, Not only that, if prepared easy to make. 9529.
Chiropractic care can immensely benefit a child
Chiropractic care can ties of bone.” function, which can result can make a great difference http://www.toyourhealth.c
have an immense impact As a chiropractor, I in poor biomechanics and in long-term postural stabil- om/mpacms/tyh/article.ph
on the wellness of a child. encourage patients to have accelerated degenerative ity in a child. p?id=932
However, many parents are their children receive treat- changes in the knees, hips, 1] Pate, Deborah.  Jensen, Brian.
unaware of the benefits it ment. Chiropractic care can and spine.” (October 21, 2010). (Nov/Dec 2006). Can
can have on their children’s help prevent children from Children that are moni- Musculoskeletal Orthotics Help Kids?
health. developing: Long-term tored and treated by a chiro- Development and Sports Transitions, NYCC
This unawareness can musculoskeletal dysfunc- practor can reduce the risk Injuries in Pediatric Dr. Carol Grant, a local
provoke apprehension, tions, imbalances in the of developing postural dis- Patients. chiropractor, does not intend
resulting in opinionated body and/or dependencies orders and other ailments http://www.dynamicchiro- this column to substitute for
theories against the matter, Dr. Carol Grant on medications that typically go unseen. practic.com/mpacms/dc/ar medical advice. She urges you
such as: Children are frag- In a To Your Health Parents should be encour- ticle.php?t=34&id=54950 to always consult with your
ile. Children are pretty Alternatively article, “The same treat- aged to have their children  Wong, Kevin M. personal physician before
resilient but chiropractic ments we administer to routinely examined. A few (August, 2007). Chiropractic changing any current pro-
treatment is not the same Speaking adults are just as safe for steps towards prevention for Growing Bodies. gram.
for a child as it would be for children. Ailments that
an adult. adults commonly come
Availability of medica- come from chiropractic into our offices with hap-
tions that relieve pain and care. It is important to pen to children as well.
cover a vast array of dis- explain how children can Chiropractic techniques
eases. Do you really want be highly vulnerable to performed on children are
to drug your children if long-term injuries from modified so the procedures
there was a safe effective daily activity. As children are gentler for the child’s
alternative? Or this one: are constantly growing and particular body type.”
Children are simply too adapting to the natural Another way a chiro-
young for treatment. Our transformations, they practor can help prevent
office has treated children become prone to long-term children from the develop-
as young as two months. injuries, or developing ment of postural and mus-
A lot of parents have an musculoskeletal disorders culoskeletal disorders is by
unawareness of chiroprac- that can last for many ordering them orthotics.
tic methodologies and years. Many children suffer from
practices. If parents are According to Dynamic pronation and the low
unsure about the benefits Chiropractic, “children’s arches in their feet can dis-
of chiropractic care them-
selves, why would they
bones and muscles are
more elastic and heal faster.
rupt normal gait patterns
and create postural imbal-
Therapeutic touch graduates
send their kids there? At the peak period of ado- ances later in life. Recently, 12 staff members from Southington Care Center’s Rehabilitation
Encouragement is key lescent linear growth, the In an article concern- Department completed their 12-week training in the ancient healing art of
for parents that are appre- musculoskeletal system is ing children’s foot health, Therapeutic Touch. As of that date, Southington Care Center will have 32
hensive. They should be most vulnerable because of Dr. Brian Jensen states,
trained Therapeutic Touch practitioners within the facility including, nurses,
fully informed of the bene- imbalances in strength and “Foot problems from child-
fits, the safety factors, and flexibility and changes in hood can interfere with
CNAs, recreation therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists,
the positive outcomes that the biomechanical proper- adolescent (or adult) spinal physical therapy aides and occupational therapy aides.
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•Good Times.........page 13
Neighbors •Southington Scene...page 15
Faces in the Crowd Breakfast program returns to school
Breakfast will again be mini pancake and an egg lunch program. Cost is $3 for full paying
offered this school year at and sausage sandwich are Southington High students, $.30 for eligible
both middle schools and available twice a week. School will begin serving students and free for
all elementary schools, The cost is $1.75 for breakfast on Tuesday, those with free lunch.
beginning at the start of full paying students, $.30 Sept. 6. Breakfast is avail- In addition, the high
the school year. for eligible students and able to all students in the school will also offer
Menu items include free for those with free cafeteria, beginning at 7 bagels from Fancy Bagel
cereal and bagels, along lunch. a.m. as an a la carte item.
with milk and juice/fruit, Students can access Students can eat in The breakfast pro-
with a protein that will be prepaid accounts using the cafeteria prior to class. gram is a partnership
served daily. their pin number, just as The same menu items between the school sys-
Hot items, such as they do for the school as above will be served. tem and Bread for Life.
Foundation to host fundraiser at Compounce
The Women and Girls’ Latanya Farrell and the parties of 8 or more. All programs that work to
Fund at the Main Street Bookman Styles Band. proceeds from the event improve the conditions and
Community Foundation is Catering and open bar will will support the Women & opportunities for females of
hosting a very special 10th be provided by Emily’s Girls’ Fund. For more infor- all ages in the towns of
anniversary celebration on Catering Group. A Silent mation, or to reserve tick- Bristol, Burlington,
Saturday, September 17, Auction will be held as well. ets, please contact the Main Plainville, Plymouth,
from 7 p.m. to midnight in The cost to attend is $50 Street Community Southington, and Wolcott.
the Lake Compounce per person for general Foundation at 860-583- Over $180,000 in grant and
Ballroom. This exciting admission or $75 per per- 6363. immediate response distri-
event, titled Jeans Jazz & son which includes a spe- The Women & Girls’ butions has been awarded
Jam, is the culmination of a cial pre-event “Meet & Fund is a community based since the Fund’s inception
year long celebration. All Greet” reception with hon- endowment at the Main in 2001. For more informa-
are welcome to attend. orary chair, The Honorable Street Community tion, please visit our web-
Music and entertain- Barbara Hackman Franklin. Foundation. Its sole pur- site at www.mainstreet-
ment will be provided by Tables may be reserved for pose is to fund projects and foundation.org.
Tammi Knapik Irene: Storm batters state, but Southington lucky
Michelle Maccio From page 1
Pay yourself first The winds and rains
may be gone, but remain-
Each week we interview a ‘regular person’ like you for ing debris and damaged
our Faces in the Crowd. This week we meet financial trees could still create haz-
planner Michelle Maccio. ards.
Monday was meant to
How long have you I like the Pirates of the
be the first day of school,
been connected to Caribbean series. Jonny
but Southington became
Southington? Depp is an awesome actor.
one of numerous towns to
I have lived here for 20 I enjoy it a lot.
postpone it out of concern
years. What is the best piece
about the storm.
What do you like of advice you have ever
“Our first day of school
about the town? received?
is presently aligned with
What don’t I like? I Pay yourself first.
what could be a very diffi-
like everything! I enjoy If you could meet one
cult weather pattern this
attending the social func- person in the world, who
tions. In the winter I would you like to meet?
Superintendent Dr. Joseph
spend a lot of time at the Donald Trump. He has
Erardi in a release on
ski area. a very good business
Friday. On Saturday
What is your favorite sense. I think he would be
evening, a robo-call went
movie? interesting to talk to.
out to faculty and parents
informing them that school
would be canceled on
The Calendar House
was designated as a shelter
for those who might need it Sean Pietras and Billy Bradley from McLellan Tree Service remove a downed tree
during the storm, but the
for Richard Bailey and Elizabeth Campbell Kopec, attornies at law in Plantsville
service went mostly
“Most people stayed Brumback said that the Connecticut have been approached, 32 municipali-
home,” said Director Bob town’s Bulky Waste Transfer attributed to Irene, which ties called for evacuations
Verderame. “We had about Station would be open for knocked out power to more and the governor said 1,600
five people come in and we the rest of the week to help than 700,000 utility cus- people rode out the storm
closed at 2 [on Sunday residents dispose of hurri- tomers in the state and in shelters. Service on the
afternoon]. I think cane-related waste. On swept some shorefront Metro-North commuter
Southington was spared Saturday, the station will be homes into the sea. railroad remained suspend-
open despite the holiday Connecticut Light & ed Monday, leaving thou-
SUBMITTED compared to some other
towns.” weekend. Power had the most out- sands of state residents
Tree limbs and storm- ages ever for a single event, scrambling to find other
New nursery school sign The library was meant
to be a back-up shelter, but tossed debris littered roads shattering a record set in ways to get to work. Nearly
across the state, and Gov. 1985 when Hurricane all Sunday flights at Bradley
Plantsville Community Nursery school recently con- this precaution turned out
to be unnecessary. Library Dannel Malloy said it was Gloria knocked out power International Airport north
structed a new sign. clear that property owners to 477,000 customers, of Hartford were canceled.
Pictured above, with the new sign, is past and future Director Sue Smayda com- sustained significant dam- spokesman Dave A report from the
students, Heidi Nielsen with Caleb and Aiden and mented that “we didn’t get
used at all.” age. Radanovich said. Associated Press was used in
Bonnie Plourde, with Owen and Jenna. Two deaths in As the storm this story.
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Genevieve Daniels, attended Mary Vachon, worked for the state for years
Immaculate Conception Church Mary (Walsh) Vachon, of worker for the State of CT for Marine Aquarium on City Vachon, and Dennis and wife
Plantsville, passed away on 25 years, and retired as man- Island, FL for eight years. Pamela Vachon, four grand-
Genevieve A. “Baboo” son Stephen Daniels, a August 21, at the Southington ager of the Dept. of Motor She enjoyed spending children, Matthew and Ryan
(Zebzda) Daniels, 83, of daughter and son-in-law Care Center. She was the Vehicles in New Britain. time with her family, watch- Govoni and Jolene and
Wonx Spring Road, Joan and Stuart Estra all of widow of Robert D. Vachon. Vachon was a communicant ing her grandchildren’s Allison Vachon; a nephew
Plantsville, died peacefully Plantsville, a brother She was born in of St. Aloysius Church. sports, traveling, sewing and Joseph Campion, niece
surrounded by her family Edward “Tony” Zebzda and Waterbury, August 12, 1934, When wintering in FL, gardening. Marcia Campion, two grand-
Monday Aug. 22, at the sister and brother-in-law the daughter of the late Mary was a member of the She is survived by her nephews and one grand
Southington Care Center. Catherine “Kosh” and William J. and Josephine St. Mary Star of the Sea loving children Denise and niece.
She was the wife of the late Bruno Palmieri all of East (Harmon) Walsh. Church and Ladies guild. She husband David Govoni, She was predeceased by
Henry J. “Hank” Daniels for Hartford, a brother She was a dedicated also volunteered for the Mote David and wife Teresa a sister Joan Campion.
55 years. Theodore O’Brien of
Born in East Hartford
on Oct. 29, 1927, she was
Gary Alexander Mazrek (her James Archacki, avid Red Sox and Giant fan
the daughter of the late special care giver), Rebecca
Anthony and Josephine Elizabeth Mazrek and James D. Archacki, 51, Archacki. is survived by two sisters, godson Christopher Methot,
(Bonarowski) Zebzda. She fiancé Jason Robert died Tuesday, August, 16 at Archacki was a graduate Denise and husband Ron Godmother Emily Palmese
was a resident of Plantsville Capirchio, and Valerie Lynn home. of Southington High School. Ingriselli of Southington, and several aunts, uncles
and a parishioner of the Mazrek; many nieces and He was born on Feb. 28, He loved to go fishing Linda and husband Rick and cousins.
Immaculate Conception nephews and two “grand 1960, the son of Stanley L. and was an avid Boston Red Sauve of Suffield also a niece Funeral services and
Church for the past 55 dogs,” Ginger Elizabeth and Archacki and the late Sox and N.Y. Giant fan. Kayla Ingriselli a nephew burial will be private.
years. Todd Alexander. Claudette (Methot) In addition to father he and godson RJ Ingriselli,
Daniels was a religious She was predeceased
woman who enjoyed going
to Mass and praying the
by brothers, Frank Zebzda
and sister-in-law Shirley
Judith Barrows, member of First Baptist Church
rosary. She was a loving Zebzda, John Zebzda and Judith F. Barrows, 70, been a Southington resident She is survived by her of Enfield, and seven
and devoted homemaker, Joseph Zebzda, a sister passed away on since 1967. two sons Stefan Paneczko nephews and their fami-
mother and grandmother Virginia Scata and brother- Wednesday August 23, at Barrows was a loyal and Nikolaus Paneczko lies.
in-law Joseph “Pippie” the HCC at Bradley member of the First both of Southington, her She was predeceased
who cherished the accom-
Memorial. She had been Baptist Church in sister Fern Tryon and hus- by her brother Wade
plishments of her children Scata, a sister-in-law
the loving wife of the late Southington since 1978 band Roger of Old Eisnor, her nephew David
and grandchildren. Wilhelmina “Billie” O’Brien
Norman Barrows and of and a member of both the Saybrook, her cousins: Eisnor and her cousin
She enjoyed parties and a nephew Joseph Scata.
her first husband and church choir and bell Bruce Miller and wife Marilyn Miller.
and holidays with her fami- She was a loving wife,
father of her children, the choir. She enjoyed knitting Kettelie of North Palm In lieu of flowers,
ly and friends. She enjoyed mother, grandmother, sister
late Mikolaj Paneczko. and going to the flying Beach,FL., Emily Foster donations in Judith’s mem-
her home life, her son-in- and aunt.
Born in Hartford, on fields with her son Stefan. and husband William of ory may be made to First
law Stuart’s gardens and In lieu of flowers, con-
October 16, 1940, to the late She also enjoyed the com- East Sandwich,MA., Philip Baptist Church, 581
her daughter Joan’s cook- tributions in Genevieve’s
Fletcher and Florence pany of her two dogs, Bratsnyder of Hartford and Meriden Ave., Southington
outs. In her youth, she was memory may be made to
(Magnuson) Eisnor, she had Scruffy and Riley. sister-in-law Joyce Eisnor 06489.
a New York Yankee fan but the Immaculate
quickly saw the light and
became a Boston Red Sox
Conception Church, 130
Summer St., Plantsville Gladys Senger, attended Immaculate Conecption Church
fan. 06479 or to the American Gladys (Kaminski) Plantsville to the late John Senger of Southington, her by her daughter Joan
Daniels is survived by a Cancer Society, 538 Preston Senger, 85, of Plantsville and Josephine Kaminski. son-in-law David Kronenberger and four sis-
daughter and son-in-law, Avenue, P.O. Box 1004, and Port Richey, FL, passed She was a loyal parish- Kronenberger of Meriden, ters.
Karen and Guy Mazrek, a Meriden, CT 06450-1004. away peacefully on Sunday ioner of Immaculate her granddaughter In lieu of flowers,
August 21, at the Masonic Conception Church and a Michelle Newman of donations in Gladys’s
William Fiske, served in Healthcare Center in member of the Holy Rosary Tennessee, two great- memory may be made to
Wallingford. She had been Society. granddaughters, a great- the Alzheimer’s Association
the United States Air Force the loving wife of the late Senger is survived by grandson, and many CT Chapter 2075 Silas
John Senger. her daughter Patricia Willis nieces, nephews, and Deane Hwy, Suite 100
William A. Fiske, 83, of Endicott, Senger was born and husband Kenneth of cousins. Rocky Hill, CT 06067.
passed away Thursday, NY, William August 17, 1926 in Plantsville, her son Jack She was predeceased Burial will be private.
August 18, following a short J. Fiske and
illness. his wife,
Born on March 18,
1928, in Ventnor City, New
Hospital of Central CT is now a certified breast center
Jersey, he was the son of the CT, Constance Vliet and her The Hospital of Central objectives aim to perform meetings. Nurse navigators breast cancer.
late George W. and Mildred husband, William, of Connecticut (HOCC) has above the 25 percentile for guide patients through the For program informa-
(Johnson) Fiske. Manchester, CT, Catherine been recognized by the more than 30 National healthcare system from tion, please contact Nurse
Fiske was a 1946 grad- Woolfson and her husband, National Consortium of Quality Indicators™ as diagnosis through treat- Navigator Donna Boehm,
uate of Atlantic City High David, of West Hampton Breast Centers as a certified established by the NQMBC. ment. Among the program’s R.N., M.S.N., M.P.H., at 860-
School and a 1950 graduate Dunes, NY, and Jennifer participant of the National After fulfilling these certifi- educational initiatives are 224-5900, X6307 or visit
of Rutgers University. After Wetzler and her husband, Quality Measures for Breast cation requirements, the survivorship workshops and http://www.thocc.org/serv-
serving in the United States Gregory, of Newington, CT; Centers (NQMBC) Program. hospital would then be a manuals for patients with ices/breast/nurse.aspx.
Air Force he spent his 35 eight grandchildren, Shane This recognition is Certified Quality Breast
plus year career at the and Quinn Ravener, Sarah indicative of the hospital’s Center. HOCC would then
American Can Company, and Hannah Fiske, Kevin commitment to providing strive for the highest certifi-
headquartered first in New and Andrew Vliet, Liam the highest level of quality cation level, Certified
York City and then Woolfson and Ehric breast health care to Quality Breast Center of
Greenwich, CT until it Wetzler; one brother, patients in its community Excellence.
ended its operations in the George Fiske and his wife, and signifies its aim to HOCC’s comprehensive
1980s. Lois, of Williamsburg, VA become a Certified Quality breast program is accredited
On October 5, 1957, he and one sister, Virginia Breast Center of Excellence. by the National
married Nancy A. Quinn in Kingston of Annapolis, MD; As a participant, the Accreditation Program for
Westfield, NJ. They lived and many nieces and hospital is part of a national Breast Centers. It includes
first in Clark, NJ and then nephews. quality documentation pro- two breast navigators and
enjoyed twenty-five years Services will precede gram and will, among other weekly breast conference
in Danbury, where they and inurnment will be in
raised their family. In 1996 Arlington National
they moved to Ormond Cemetery in Arlington, VA
Beach, FL and spent 13 at a date in the near future.
years celebrating their Fiske’s family suggests
retirement. They returned memorials in the form of • Rubbish • Appliances
to CT in 2009 to spend contributions to the • Furniture • Junk
more time with their chil- American Heart Commercial • Residential • Basements • Garages
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•Observing the Arts........page 14
Good Times •Southington Scene.......page 15
Our Night on the Town
The Yardbirds will perform at the Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den on Sept. 5.
Nearly 5 decades later, The Yardbirds’ partnership lives on
By MIKE CHAIKEN and three younger musi- off-- like their contempo- Beck, and Page. But the they wanted musicians who Yardbirds have played in
EDITIONS EDITOR cians: lead vocalist Andy raries Rolling Stones-- play- band’s current lead gui- wouldn’t make a “mockery” the Nutmeg State. And
Seminal British rockers Mitchell, lead guitarist Ben ing their own interpreta- tarist, King, having joined of the legacy of The Dreja said the band loves
The Yardbirds launched in King, and bassist David tions of American blues. the band in 2005, now has Yardbirds. playing the state. “There are
1963 when singer Keith Relf Smale. Dreja said when he was the distinction of laying “We auditioned many always great audiences in
and bassist Paul Samwell- The latest version of young and heard the blues claim to the longest tenure people, some wonderful Connecticut.”
Smith teamed up with gui- The Yardbirds arrives in for the first time, “It was a in that slot. players,” said Dreja, “but For the fans who have
tarist Top Topham, drum- Connecticut to perform thunderbolt.” “The band has a pen- we settled on a much not caught their show
mer Jim McCarthy and Friday, Sept. 2 at the In post-war Britain, chant of working with younger generation (to before, Dreja said aduience
rhythm guitarist Chris Infinity Hall, Norfolk and Dreja explained, “There was extraordinary lead gui- flesh out the group).” The should expect a “very high
Dreja. Monday, Sept. 5 to perform no music with that sort of tarists,” said Dreja. “(With decision works, said Dreja, powered energetic set.” The
Since that time, the at the Mohegan Sun’s Wolf emotion.” the exception of Page, who noting King, Mitchell and band has whipped up some
band gave birth to several Den. And for people like worked as a studio musi- Smale bring “incredible new arrangements for clas-
legendary lead guitarists Dreja, in a phone inter- himself, McCarthy and for- cian for years) every gui- energy” to the music. sic tracks, so if you’ve seen
after Topham left. view from a dreary, rainy mer band mate Eric tarist was embryonic (when With The Yardbirds The Yardbirds before, there
Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, (but fog-free) London, was Clapton, “It sort of became we worked them).” line-up pretty stable these still will be something new
and future Led Zeppelin asked what was it that kept a lifelong passion.” Dreja said King was a days, Dreja said new music for the ear.
member Jimmy Page all did his musical partnership But although the blues mere 21 at the time he from the Yardbirds is a pos- “They can expect a
a stint in the band that with McCarthy going after launched young musicians joined The Yardbirds. But sibility. They might want to good old rave-up,” said
helped set the stage for psy- 48 years. into the world of music, when he auditioned, Dreja record a couple of single. Dreja.
chedelic rock, symphonic “We forged a massive Dreja said the Yardbirds said King had that same However, he said if the The Yardbirds play the
rock, and heavy metal. bond back in the 1960s,” were “not really an authen- sort of X-factor as Jimmy band does record, the new Infinity Hall, Norfolk on
The band eventually said Dreja. “We founded the tic blues band.” Page and Jeff Beck had on material has to come from Friday, Sept. 2 at 8 p.m. and
broke up. But it reformed in Yardbirds together. We went “We liked Muddy the guitar. Six years after the “same DNA” as the the Mohegan Sun’s Wolf
1992 with several new through many different Waters and Howlin’ Wolf,” signing on board with the older classic material— Den in Uncasville on
members. experiences. He’s like fami- said Dreja. “We tried to play Yardbirds, Dreja said, which includes such hits as Monday, Sept. 5 at 8 p.m.
But through it all, after ly, really… We work well it, badly at first… We then “(King) enjoys working us “Over Under Sideways For more information,
nearly five decades together and we bring dif- started writing our own and audiences love his Down,” “Heart Full of Soul,” go to TheYardbirds.com,
McCarthy and Dreja have ferent things to the table. It music… We wrote different work.” and “For Your Love.” InfinityHall.com or
proven to be staples in the seems to work.” eclectic things, but still Speaking of the other When the Yardbirds set MoheganSun.com
band. Plus, Dreja said, “We rooted in the blues.” young musicians in the down in Connecticut for Comments? Email
The current line-up both love the music.” The Yardbirds worked band, Dreja said when the the Sept. 2 and 5 gigs, it mchaiken@BristolObserver.
now is Dreja, McCarthy, The Yardbirds started with the likes of Clapton, band reformed in the 1990s won’t be the first time the com.
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Touch of Broadway at PHS; History buffs take note
to share historical knowl- in Boston, was named the are free. Season passes are Tickets are $30, $40 and MOVIE OF THE WEEK:
edge with guests and “Best Comic in Rhode $50. Parking is $3 per car. $50, and are available at This week’s Southington
school groups. Tell the Island” earlier this year by To purchase tickets or www.comixatfoxwoods.com Drive-In schedule is “Toy
extraordinary story of the Providence Phoenix. information, visit or by calling (800) 200-2882. Story,” set for the big screen
Twain and his time in Singer, who will emcee, has www.ctfaire.com, PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE on Saturday. This will be the
Hartford to visitors. appeared in numerous TV COMEDY STAR AT RETURNS: The Australian last movie of the 2011 sea-
Training is provided. comedy clubs across the FOXWOODS: Bill Gardell, Pink Floyd Show will return son.
For more information, country. She produces and star of the CBS comedy to North America this fall, Gates open at 6 p.m.
visit www. marktwain- hosts the “Full Metal “Mike & Molly,” will per- with a stop in Connecticut. and the movie starts at sun-
house.org, click on “About Mamas” stand-up comedy form at the Fox Theater at The rock tribute act will set. Southington residents
Us,” and then find the show in New York, and per- Foxwoods Resort Casino at debut a new quadraphonic pay $10 per carload; non-
“Employment and forms often on radio and 8 p.m. Oct. 15. sound system, use 3D stere- residents pay $13 per car-
Volunteers” tab for direc- television. Gardell has been head- ographic technology, use a load. Walk-ins are welcome
Kellie Lambert tions. The event is B.Y.O.B. lining comedy shows since new Floydian style laser and at $2 a person. Please bring
McGuire COMEDY SERIES
KICK-OFF: Playhouse on
Tickets are available at (860)
523-5900 ext. 10, online at
he was 21-years-old, and
has appeared on television
light show and use a whole
host of inflatables, includ-
lawn chairs. Food vendors
on site and a pavilion picnic
Observing Park in West Hartford will www.PlayhouseOnPark.org and in film in numerous ing a gigantic pink kanga- area.
present the first of four or at the box office at 244 roles, including a co-star- roo.
The Arts comedy nights at 8 p.m. Park Road in West Hartford. ring role on the acclaimed The band’s tour itiner- Send arts and enter-
Sept. 3. The special event RENAISSANCE FAIRE: FX series “Lucky.” His one- ary includes a Nov. 4 show tainment news and listings,
Classic Broadway tunes features three comedians The 13th annual hour stand-up Comedy at Mohegan Sun Arena in including information on
will fill the Plainville High presenting 90 minutes of Connecticut Renaissance Central special “Billy Uncasville. For more infor- local musicians, artists, the-
School auditorium next laughter for only $15 per Faire will be at the Lions Gardell: Halftime,” is cur- mation, visit ater, film, books and more,
weekend. person, with reserved seat- Fairgrounds in Hebron on rently available on DVD. www.aussiefloyd.com. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PCS Youth ing. Saturdays and Sundays
Theater, now in its 26th This month’s event fea- from Sept. 24 to Oct. 16.
season, will present tures the talents of Sam Guests can watch live
“Ziegfield in Review” on Greenfield, John Porche performances, browse more
Friday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, and Barbara Singer. than 100 artisans, crafters
Sept. 10 at the high school, Greenfield, an award-win- and merchants and enjoy
on Robert Holcomb Way in ning talk show host, has plenty of roasted turkey
Plainville. appeared on news channels legs, delicious desserts and
The music in the show more than 60 times, is a other treats.
includes classics from a blogger for The Huffington Tickets are $16 for gen-
variety of well-known Post and has appeared on eral admission; $10 for chil-
Broadway composers, from many TV comedy shows. dren ages 5 to 12 years. Kids
Irving Berlin and Jerome Porch, who began his career ages 4 years and younger
Kern, Johnny Mercer and
Cole Porter. Songs include
“I Only Have Eyes For You,”
“Too Marvelous for Words,”
“Taking a Chance on Love,”
“Meet Me Tonight in
Dreamland,” “My Old
Flame,” and “A Pretty Girl is
The cast features more
than 50 talented performers
ranging in age from 8 to 15
years old, from a variety of
Bristol, Burlington, New
Berlin and Farmington. The
artistic director is Peter
Peluso; music director is
Maryjane Peluso. Chris
Kuzia is the choreographer MIKE CHAIKEN
and Foster White is the pro-
Cast members of the PCS Youth Theater rehearse a
Curtain times are 7:30 scene for the production of ‘Ziegfield in Review,’
p.m. both evenings. which will be performed Sept. 9 and 10 at Plainville
Admission is $10 per person High School. From the left, Lydia Brown of New
in advance; $12 at the door. Britain, Cassandra Pagliaruli of Berlin, and Sydney
Tickets are available at Spencer of Plainville.
Saints Restaurant in
Southington and at The www.SouthingtonObserver.com
Plainville Senior Center.
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The Southington Chamber of Commerce hosted its
second annual Pizza Fest on Wednesday, August 24 at
Hawk's Landing Country Club.
The public was invited to participate by enjoying sam-
ple slices from nine area restaurants that competed in the
event for the best pizza honor. The restaurants include
Giovanni's, Bertucci's, Napoli Deli, Wood n Tap, Fireplace,
Liberty Pizza, JD's Pizzeria, Machiavelli's and Family Pizza.
The fire Place won first place and Giovanni's took sec-
Below, Tim and Terri Granger enjoy a few slices.
Chamber members Donna Dicesare, Antoinette Ouellette, JoAnne Volbe and Julie
Below, Aileen Nealy and Jaclyn Stowe of Wood N Tap
serve mac and cheese pizza.
Sarah Crawford of Giovanni's grabs a slice of pizza
for a customer. Gabby Dergler of Bertucci's.
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FRIDAY, SEPT. 2 son who perished in the attacks. information, contact Meredith SOUTHINGTON 628-7913. Dinner will be served PARENT SUPPORT GROUP.
SOUTHINGTON During July and August, individu- Mann at 628-8982. PARENT INFORMATION at 6:30 p.m. and the fashion Are you tired of your kids run-
als are asked to perform an act SERIES. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the show will immediately follow din- ning your life? Call us, Pat and
LOCAL YOUTH BAND PER-
of kindness, act or charity, good WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21 Southington Youth Services. ner. Fashions are from Cold Dick, 621-4889 or Bill and
FORMANCE. 6-11 p.m. at the
deed or say a prayer. (860) 919- Series to promote Youth Bullying: Water Creek, Kathy Faber and Marriette, 276-9734.
American Legion Hall. Public is SOUTHINGTON
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MONDAY, SEPT. 12 SOUTHINGTON through Dec. 20, 6 p.m.-7 p.m.
GIANT TAG SALE. 9 a.m.-2 Golf tournament dedicated to SHS FALL CRAFT FAIR. 10
SOUTHINGTON life and memory of Gail TOWN WIDE TAG SALE. a.m. to 3 p.m. at Southington
(younger players) or 7 p.m.-8
p.m. at First Congregational p.m. (older players), at Bristol
SOUTHINGTON FESTIVAL DePaolo Buktus who lost her Sponsored by The Arc of High School. Items to include
Church. All items half price. Boys Club, 105 Laurel St.,
CHORALE REHERSALS. 7 battle with breach cancer and Southington. Open to all resi- purses, jewelry, clothing and
p.m. at Congregational Church. Bristol. Open to athletes aged 5
THURSDAY, SEPT. 8 was a long-time member of the dents and business organiza- sporting items. Admission is $1
All singers welcome. For more and up. This program introduces
league. Funds will go to breast tions in town. Maps are availalbe and will benefit the school.
SOUTHINGTON info, contact Liz at 621-2837. cancer research and Breast for $1 on the day of the tag sale.
the game of basketball to the
WELLNESS CLINIC FREE players and teaches them vari-
cancer Outreach programs in To participate contact The Arc of THROUGH, OCT. 6
LECTURE. 6:30 p.m. at the SATURDAY, SEPT. 17 ous phases of the game as the
Connecticut. 9 hole tourna- Southington at 628/-9220. SOUTHINGTON
Raya Clinic on Queen Street. child advances in their dribbling,
SOUTHINGTON ment is a scramble format.
TAI CHI FOR OSTEOPORSIS passing and shooting of the bas-
Topic is fibromyalgia. Gourmet Continental breakfast at 8 a.m. SUNDAY, SEPT. 25
NEW BRITAIN HIGH SCHOOL, AND FALL PREVENTION. ketball. Cost is $20 per child,
food served compliments of and shot gun tee at 8:30 a.m.
CLASS OF 1956 REUNION. SOUTHINGTON Southington Care Center. $35 for $25 for 2 or more; scholarships
Kess Cafe. For info, call 621- Luncheon will follow. $75. Non-
New Britain High School, class LEWIS HIGH SCHOOL CLASS Alliance Advantage and CCHA are available. Volunteers are also
2225. golfers can attend the lunch-
of 1956 reunion at the Aqua Turf. OF 1941 70th REUNION. Noon. members, $40 for non-members. needed to buddy with the chil-
For more information, contact eon for $30. Opportunities for
SOUTHINGTON at Manor Inn. For further info, For more info call 378-1258. dren. Contact: Dee Valerio-
Harry Winnberg, 276-9199. sponsors. (860) 628-5761, rter-
contact Gertrude Bafuma at 628- Matyka, (860) 584-1828.
CUB SCOUT SIGN UP NIGHT. email@example.com, (860) 747-4384.
7 p.m. Derynoski Elementary SOUTHINGTON
School cafeteria. Open to boys SOUTHINGTON SOUTHINGTON SOUTHINGTON
JANE HAZE MEMORIAL DOG MONDAY, SEPT. 26 BOWLING WITH A BUDDY.
entering grades 1-5. REPUBLICAN DINNER. 6 p.m. PARKS AND REC TRIPS. May
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SUNDAY, SEPT. 11 HOSPITAL ANNUAL FASHION ing the school year, 9:15 a.m. at
cooperation with the Jane Hase the Southington Republican Lancaster. Departs TBA, $365/
SHOW. 6:30 p.m. at the Aqua Brunswick Super Bowl Lanes,
SOUTHINGTON Memorial Pet Therapy Fund. Town Committee. Featured PP, $465 single, $285 child. April
Plantsville. Open to any
speaker is Dan Lovallo, host of Turf. The Hopsital of Central 16, Statue of Liberty, departure,
911 DAY OF SERVICE 2011. Various dog activities and wares Southington elementary school
radio’s Talk of Connecticut. Connecticut Bradley Memorial TBA, $65 per adult $52 for child.
Southington community will join available. Admission is free. For students with special needs.
Tickets are $40 per person with- Hospital Auxiliary will present its April 30, New York City-do your
with other efforts nationwide to more info, 621-9559. Peer volunteers from
out raffle tickets, $50 with. For Annual Fashion Show "Passion own thing, departs TBA, $45 PP.
make this the single largest day Southington High School’s Best
more information, contact for Fashion.” There is a charge June 18, Gloucester and
of charitable service in U.S. his- SOUTHINGTON Buddies program. will be partici-
Juanita Champagne at 621-9449 for this affair, for tickets you can Rockport, Lobseter Bake,
tory as a tribute to the 10th pating in helping the elementary
CRUZ’IN TO THE BIG E. Go to or Brian Callahan at 681-2357. contact the Bradley Memorial Departs TBA. $95 PP.
anniversary of Sept. 11. Produce students with their bowling
the CT Big E Day with the Hospital Gift Shop, Joan at 860-
a memorial ribbon or card game! Cost is $2.05, which
Cruz’in Congos. Cost includes THURSDAY, SEPT. 22 628-8365, Fran at 860-621-0932
inscribed with the name of a per- SOUTHINGTON includes shoe rental.
bus and addmission. For more or Jean at 860-276-5380 or 860-
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first two weekends in ety of contests, and on musicians, and authors. Festival website can be 5-9 p.m. School on Saturday,
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Gotta love that ‘Wicked’ experience
By MIKE CHAIKEN Fans of the musical often outsider. Elphaba arrives in concerned her longevity very night the press is the women in the story.
EDITIONS EDITOR are repeat customers. the story, ostracized might have turned her per- invited to review the show. Besides Elphaba and
I have associated with And after the curtain because of the green color formance rote. I wondered I’ve seen smaller roles filled Glinda, the two witches’
women who were fans of fell, I can definitely say I of skin. She’s not helped whether she would simply for a night by an under- chief nemesis is a woman,
the musical “Wicked” for loved it. any by her acerbic go through the motions study when I’m reviewing a Madam Morrible (per-
years. After seeing the show demeanor and sharp wit. because she’s “been there show. But never the lead. formed wonderfully by
That said, although I at Hartford’s Bushnell on And her primary foe is the done that” so many times. So, I was a bit disap- Randy Danson).
knew women who loved Aug. 25, I definitely can perky, popular pretty girl But Roscioli was on fire. It pointed when Amanda However, the men in
the musical, I had never understand the appeal of (Glinda). was almost as she was new Jane Cooper, the principal the cast were no slouches.
seen it the show, especially to In some stories when to the role and had some- actress who plays Glinda Although his role is a
myself. ★★★★ women. The show, which is these two archetypes meet, thing to prove… to herself, for this tour, was not on bit thinner in the plot,
So a twist on the story of the the conflict would be the audience, and the stage last Thursday. In her Colin Hanlon was wonder-
when I told Theater Wizard of Oz, is in many resolved when the outsider press. place, Megan Campanile, ful as Fiyero, the romantic
some of my ways a celebration of the is converted into one of the During Elphaba’s solos, Cooper’s understudy, foil to the two witches. And
female BFF (best friends forever) perfect girls. But the story such as the “The Wizard stepped up to the plate. Mark Jacoby, as the Wizard,
friends that I would be see- experience. The relation- of “Wicked” instead allows and I,” and “Defying And quite amazingly, offered the right balance of
ing for the first time ship/ friendship between the outsider to maintain Gravity,” you could see the the understudy hit a home- country bumpkin and
“Wicked,” the musical by the Wicked Witch (Elphaba) and celebrate her individu- passion in Roscioli’s per- run. menacing dictator that the
Stephen Schwartz, I often and the Good Witch ality. The perfect girl, on formance and her perform- Campanile offered up part needed.
was met with a sly smile. It (Glinda) is the key to the the other, undergoes a ance perfectly embodied an adorable, energetic per- When the curtain fell, I
was a kind of smile that success of the story. The transformation. the yearning and conflict formance as the giddy understood what that sly
said they knew a secret that audience roots for this What helped win me within Elphaba as she tried Glinda. In the second half, smile of my friends meant.
I didn’t know… and I would friendship and admires the over to the cause of to cope with her outsider as Glinda’s demeanor And now I too am a fan
have to wait to find out way the two finally build a “Wicked,” besides the status. Roscioli’s longevity changes along with her sit- of “Wicked.”
what the secret was. And bond and how the bond delightful story and great hasn’t resulted in a paint- uation, Campanile is spot I give “Wicked” four
the smile seemed to say survives through assorted music, were the perform- by-numbers experience but on with her portrayal of out of four stars.
that when I discovered that hardships and misunder- ances offered by the cast of has helped her delve deep- someone thrust into a “Wicked” continues at
secret, I would be changed standings. the national road tour on er into the character’s psy- place where she never The Bushnell, 166 Capitol
forever. For women who have Aug. 25. che. She understands imagined she would be. Ave., Hartford through Sept.
Fans of “Wicked” are cherished their BFF, Dee Roscioli was sim- Elphaba and is able to use Campanile made you 11. For tickets, go to
ardently passionate about “Wicked” is their story ply outstanding in the role that understanding to give believe that she was Bushnell.org or call (860)
the show. It’s kind of like an brought to the stage. of Elphaba. Roscioli has the character more depth. Glinda, not some actress 987-5900.
addiction. The show also has performed the role of It’s nearly unheard of asked to read a script. Comments? Email
The show was sold out great appeal for anyone Elphaba more times than for an understudy to step The story of “Wicked” mchaiken@BristolObserver.
on Broadway for years. who has ever felt like an any other actress. So I was into one of the leads the puts most of its focus on com.
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p.m. The Space, 295 Treadwell Webster Theater, Hartford.
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SAM ALLESANDRINE. 7 p.m. St., Hamden. $10. TheSpace.tk WebsterTheater.com
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CONDEMNED 84, Magoo’s DJ WALT DANCE PARTY AND
Heroes, Word for Word. 7 p.m. OTHER OTHER
Webster Underground, Hartford. INCUBUS. With Young the
TRACE ADKINS. 7:30 p.m.
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Special guest Kellie Pickler.
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Tie Handcuffs. 7 p.m. The Outer DONNA FULLMAN. 7 p.m. The
Space, 295 Treadwell St., Outer Space, 295 Treadwell St.,
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FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, MON-
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FRIDAY, SEPT. 2 WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR. anniversary of Sept. 11.
BRISTOL Three of the most famous Produce a memorial ribbon or SATURDAY, SEPT. 17
World War II bomber and fight- card inscribed with the name of
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KITCHEN AND FOOD TAG AND BAG SALE. 9 a.m.
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PANTRY. Christian Fellowship to 2 p.m. Hot dogs, coffee, and
p.m., Sept. 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., August, individuals are asked to
Center of Bristol. New Britain soft drinks, too. St. John’s
Sept. 12, 9 a.m. to noon. Tour, perform an act of kindness, act
Rockcats take on the Trenton Episcopal Church, 851 Stafford
explore, fly. Waterbury-Oxford or charity, good deed or say a
Thunder. 7:05 p.m. Fireworks Ave., Bristol.
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at 8 a.m. and leaves the garden 588-8924. dogs, hamburgers, French fries, of Brighton Beach, a Russian
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•SHS fall sports schedules...pages 22-24
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Hall of Fame
Irene Mach stormed past opponents
and raised the bar for Southington softball
By JOHN GORALSKI John Goralski
n the opening round of
the 1977 state tourna-
ment, Irene Mach
dared the Stamford defense as
she straddled the base path
nearly 20 feet from third base. A
She played so
About Town Sports
No rest for
line drive back to the mound hard that she was
dirty head to toe.
gave them a chance for a dou-
ble play, an errant throw to
third base gave Mach the When she was
advantage, but fans gasped as
their sophomore catcher fell to or four hours, my car raced
the ground with a twisted knee.
Stamford players scram-
she’d play all-out. north across Interstate 91. I
crossed rivers, circled moun-
bled for the ball, and Mach When she was tains, and threaded my way to the moun-
crawled back to third base to tains of northern New Hampshire. There’s a
tag up. Stamford fired the ball a pitcher, rolling two-week window of opportunity
to their catcher as Mach
dragged herself to home plate
it was the that appears on the calendar every year at
mid-August, and I’m always packed and
on all fours. The umpire sig- same thing. ready to go. For 14 days, there’s practically
naled the score, and Mach no games or contests, no sports camps,
blacked out from the pain. She was just and no tournaments on the schedule.
one of those Nobody seems to notice, but I typically
Hall of Fame all-out players.
vanish for those two weeks and try to take a
break from Southington sports. With our
Few players matched her
toughness. Fewer still matched
her success. Mach took girls
“ town’s fanatical commitment to sports, it’s
literally the only chance I get. Of course,
there really is no perfect time to get away.
I missed Sal Romano’s major league
varsity sports by storm, and her signing the first week, and I missed the
arrival marks a turning point Kenny Hill Jr Memorial Tennis Tournament
for the Lady Knights. Over the on the second week. I hated to miss both
years Southington girls teams Kelly Hart,
stories, but it’s the only chance I had to get
have captured 25 state titles in Former SHS softball player
away before teams begin to gather for pre-
four different sports, but season workouts and another school year
Mach’s teams were the first to begins. Of course, Southington sports has a
set the standard. Mach raised way of following me wherever I go.
the bar for all that followed. In a small, one-horse town just outside
“I’m very competitive, but I of the White Mountains in upstate New
was just a softball player trying when Mach joined the team as Hampshire, a man flagged us down at a
to do my part and do my best,” an inexperience sophomore. road-side stop to talk about my nephew’s
she said about her role as a pio- Southington was a fledgling Southington High School baseball shirt. I
neer. “As a team, we were just softball program that was look- fielded a number of phone calls about the
trying to do our best and have ing for a star, and Mach was hall of fame over the span of two weeks,
fun at the same time. We never just looking to play. and I received at handful of voice mail
thought of it that way.” FILE PHOTO
“I hadn’t even heard of messages with urgent requests for cover-
Fans, on the other hand, fast-pitch softball until then,” Irene Mach celebrates Southington’s first softball age. I even spent a lazy afternoon at the
will never forget her impact. she said. “But I thought, ‘All state title in 1977. beach in my second week of vacation, play-
“In all the years that I cov- right, at least they had it.’” ing in the waves with my son just a few feet
ered high school sports—and It may seem strange today, way it was. I guess I really didn’t Then, along came Irene.” from a former Blue Knight coach. I spent
that includes both men and but there were few opportuni- think that much about it. Those As a sophomore, Mach was the nights around a campfire trying to steer
women—Irene Mach was one ties for girls when Mach was were the rules, and you abide named as the starting catcher, the conversation toward the recent earth-
of the top competitors that I’ve growing up in the 1970s. She by the rules.” and she threw out 13 baserun- quake and the hurricane threat, but the
ever seen,” said Jim Senich, for- waited patiently for a chance to Of course, rules never ners from behind the plate. She conversation steered itself back to
mer sports writer for The play against the boys in pickup stopped her. By the time she paced the offense with a .365 Southington’s impact on the major leagues.
Southington Observer. “She just games. She followed her broth- entered junior high school, batting average. She gave 100 When it comes to Southington sports,
had it in her heart. She was a er to Little League practice with Mach had proven herself an percent effort, but her body there really is no escape. That’s why I
lion, and she willed her teams the hope that she could roam equal to the boys. By the time was already breaking down. By reached the tree-line at 4500 feet above sea
to victory.” the outfield during warm-ups, she reached ninth grade, she the start of her junior year, she level, shed my backpack, and laid back in
These days, the Lady and she credits her brother’s had clawed her way onto the had to give up field hockey and the late summer sun as my nephew aimed
Knights are mentioned in just coach, Mr. Dabkowski, for giv- baseball roster at DePaolo basketball. Even catching the camera at the valley below. We were 10
about every state title conver- ing her a chance. Junior High School. Then her seemed too much to handle. miles from the nearest road. We were
sation. The girls dominated “Sometimes he would let coach told her about softball at “I talked to coach, and told almost one mile into the heavens. Trees
basketball in the 1980s. They me practice. I couldn’t play in the high school. him that I wasn’t going to be and mountains spread out below us as far
dominated gymnastics since the games, but he would let me “In those days, able to do it,” she said. “He had as the eye could see. Safe, right? You’d think
the turn of the century. They shag balls. Nobody else wanted Southington didn’t have that other things to worry about, so so.
battle at the top in volleyball, to shag balls, but I was thrilled many great female athletes,” he gave me a ball and told me My cell phone startled me with an
soccer, and everything else. to do it,” she said. “A couple of said Senich. “They were just to go throw, go pitch against incoming message, but I couldn’t listen to it
When it comes to softball, any- years later, they allowed girls to beginning to groom them, and the wall. We’ll figure something at the time. I checked it once I got home.
thing short of a championship play Little League, but there they were just beginning to out, and that’s sort of how it You guessed it, it was a call about
title is a disappointing season. was nothing for me. It was frus- have leagues in town. They Southington sports.
Yet things were different trating, but that was just the were just learning the games. See IRENE MACH, page 21 I think I need another vacation.
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Hall of Fame
Irene Mach: Southington Sports Hall of Fame
From page 20 “They were going to
allow me to come back one
more year even though I
Mach was named as the
starting pitcher on opening
couldn’t play, and then they
would assess me from
Hall of Fame
day, and she went 20-1 in there,” she said. “With knee
her rookie season with a
1.98 ERA. Mach struck out
surgery after knee surgery
after knee surgery, I had
Inside the Numbers
137 batters in 138 innings, enough. You can’t play com- •Inducted into the Connecticut High School and
but she was still wild on the petitive like that, and I didn’t Collegiate Softball Hall of Fame (1993).
mound. want to be there if I couldn’t
“I had a really good
•Played for SHS girls basketball team
catcher. Sandy Sprague Even though her play-
stopped everything that was ing days were over, Mach •Played goalie for SHS field hockey
within her reach,” said continued to give back to (1976, 1977).
Mach. “I probably walked as the sport. She volunteered •Played for SHS softball (1977, 1978, 1979).
many people as I struck out, as an unpaid assistant •Highlighted as an Athlete of the Week in Sports
and then I hit a lot of peo- coach for the Lady Knights Illustrated (August 14, 1978).
ple. I was very, very wild. I for a number of years. She
was very, very green… I did- joined the coaching staff at Softball
n’t think about it. I just sort the University of Hartford in •All-conference (1977, 1978, 1979).
of went up there and tried the mid 1980s and was
to remember where the
•Pitched for Class LL state championship
named as their head coach
release point is and hope for from 1989-1991. Mach
the best.” called it a labor of love and a •SHS Career pitching: 39-9 record.
Her ‘best’ was good way to pay back all the sup- •Earned scholarship to Texas A&M.
enough to carry the Knights port she received as a play- 1977 season
to the championship game. er. Catching—Threw out 13 baserunners.
The following year, she did “I got a lot out of the Hitting—.365 batting average, 24 runs, 20 RBI.
it again. She went 18-2 as a sport, but I hope that I gave 1978 season
senior, pared her ERA to back a lot to the sport and Pitching—20-1 record, 138 innings, 1.98 ERA,
1.15 and struck out 131 bat- the town. I mean, the whole
ters in 134 innings. She was FILE PHOTO 137 strikeouts, allowed 61 hits with
town rallied around us
named to the all-conference when we won,” she said.
1 no-hitter, 5 one-hitters, and 4 two-hitters.
roster every year at the high “My dad used to leave work Hitting—.478 batting average, 21 runs, 21 RBI,
school and probably would across the state. She began guilty for being inducted to come to my games. He 1 homerun, 3 triples, 2 doubles.
have been named to the all- to dominate headlines typi- ahead of her childhood used to pace back and forth, 1979 season
state roster if it was avail- cally reserved for boys hero. Kelly Hart, who will be and my mother used to be Pitching—18-2 record, 134 innings, 1.15 ERA,
able at the time. sports. College coaches con- inducted beside Mach this yelling in the stands. It was 131 strikeouts, 66 walks, allowed 47 hits with
“Man, when she got her verged on the Southington fall, credits the pitcher for a all the parents, really, and 3 no-hitters, 5 one-hitters, and 4 two-hitters.
fingers on that ball? Whew. pitcher, and local girls big part of her success. their support meant a lot.” Hitting—.478 batting average, 21 runs, 21 RBI,
She was some pitcher,” said began to follow the “My mother used to With her storied career
Senich. “Every ground ball
1 homerun, 3 triples, 2 doubles.
Southington sports pioneer. take me to the field to watch and continued dedication to
that was hit in the infield, Val DePaolo credited her games when I was local sports, Mach was an
she wanted to get—and she Mach as an early influence younger,” said Hart. “We’d easy choice for the
Coaching (University of Hartford)
could almost get them all, when she was inducted into go there to watch Southington Sports Hall of •Assistant coach (1988).
too. She was a great athlete.” the Southington Sports Hall Irene…She played so hard Fame selection committee. •Head coach (1989-1991).
Her efforts drew the of Fame in 2010. Julie that she was dirty head to On Wednesday, Nov. 9, she •Overall record: 24-61-1.
attention of newspapers Bolduc said that she felt toe. When she was a catcher, will be inducted into the
she’d play all-out. When she local hall in a ceremony at
was a pitcher, it was the the Aqua Turf Club in y s r
Quality is our Priority
In all the years“
that I covered high school sports
same thing. She was just
one of those all-out players.”
body was already paying the
toll for her efforts on the
field. She signed a letter of
intent to play first base for
“It’s an honor,” she said.
“You think about all the
good athletes that have
come through this town. To
be part of that and be one of
them is quite an honor.”
—and that includes both Texas A&M. She was pushed For tickets, contact Jim location
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Varsity Sports Schedules
Football Boys Cross-Country
Coach: Mike Drury Coach: Rich Niro
Date Opponent Site Time Date Opponent Site* Time
Fri., 9/16 East Hartford Home 7:00 Tue., 9/13 Hall, Farmington Away 3:45
Fri., 9/23 New Britain Home
@ Rentschler Field, East Hartford
7:00 Sat., 9/24 Stratton Brook Invite Away
@ Stratton Brook Park, Simsbury
Sat., 10/1 Newington Away 6:00 Tue., 9/27 Conard, NW Catholic Home 3:45 Coach: Rich Heitz
Fri., 10/7 Conard Away 3:00 Fri., 9/30 Sloper Relays Home 3:45 Date Opponent Site Time
Fri., 10/14 South Windsor Home 7:00 Tue., 10/4 Newington, Simsbury Away 3:45 Tue., 9/13 Newington Home 6:00
Sat., 10/22 Glastonbury Away 1:00 @ John Wallace Middle School, Newington Thu., 9/15 Bunnell Away 6:15
Sat., 10/29 Hall Away 1:30 Sat., 10/8 Wickham Invitational Away 2:55 Fri., 9/16 Conard Away 5:30
Fri., 11/4 Simsbury Home 7:00 @ Wickham Park, Manchester Mon., 9/19 Northwest Catholic Home 6:00
Fri., 11/11 Manchester Home 7:00 Tue., 10/11 New Britain Home 3:45 Wed., 9/21 Farmington Away 6:30
Thu., 11/24 Cheshire Away 10:00 Wed., 10/19 CCC Championships Away 3:45 Mon., 9/26 Hall Home 6:00
@ Wickham Park, Manchester Fri., 9/30 Simsbury Away 6:00
*Home meets are held at YMCA Camp Sloper. Mon., 10/3 New Britain Home 6:00
Wed., 10/5 Newington Away 6:00
“I didn't need to score Tue., 10/11 Coventry Home 6:00
the most points or Girls Cross-Country Wed., 10/12
get the most rebounds. Coach: Rich Niro Mon., 10/17 Northwest Catholic Away 6:00
Date Opponent Site* Time Wed., 10/19 RHAM Home 6:00
I just loved playing.” Tue., 9/13 Hall, Farmington Away 4:15 Fri., 10/21 Farmington Home 6:30
Sat., 9/24 Stratton Brook Invite Away 3:10 Mon., 10/24 Hall Away 5:30
Dick Tully, @ Stratton Brook Park, Simsbury Wed., 10/26 Simsbury Home 6:00
2011 Southington Sports Hall of Fame inductee Tue., 9/27 Conard, NW Catholic Home 4:15 Fri., 10/28 New Britain Away 6:00
Fri., 9/30 Sloper Relays Home 4:15
Tue., 10/4 Newington, Simsbury Away 4:15
@ John Wallace Middle School, Newington
Sat., 10/8 Wickham Invitational Away 2:20
Boys Soccer @ Wickham Park, Manchester
Tue., 10/11 New Britain Home 4:15 Coach: Erin Luddy
Coach: Dave Yanosy Wed., 10/19 CCC Championships Away 4:15 Date Opponent Site Time
Date Opponent Site Time @ Wickham Park, Manchester Tue., 9/13 NW Catholic Home 3:45
Tue., 9/13 RHAM Home 3:45 *Home meets are held at YMCA Camp Sloper. Fri., 9/16 Glastonbury Away 3:45
Fri., 9/16 Newington Home 3:45 Tue., 9/20 Newington Away 3:45
Mon., 9/19 Conard Away 3:45 Wed., 9/21 Mercy Away 3:45
Wed., 9/21 Northwest Catholic Home 3:45 Fri., 9/23 Lyman Hall Home 3:45
Fri., 9/23 Farmington Away 7:00
“I've seen kids want to just pack Mon., 9/26 Simsbury Away 3:45
@ Tunxis Mead Park, Farmington things in because they don't feel Fri., 9/30 Conard Home 3:45
Tue., 9/27 Hall Home 3:45 Tue., 10/4 Farmington Home 3:45
Fri., 9/30 Simsbury Away 3:45 like they're getting a fair shake. Thu., 10/6 Hall Home 3:45
Tue., 10/4 New Britain Home 3:45 Tue., 10/11 E.O. Smith Away 3:45
Fri., 10/7 Bristol Central Away 3:45
There are a lot of @ Farrell Field, Storrs
Tue., 10/11 Newington Away 3:45 unfair shakes in life. You know? Fri., 10/14 South Windsor Home 3:45
Fri., 10/14 Conard Home 3:45 Wed., 10/19 Fermi Away 3:45
Tue., 10/18 Northwest Catholic Away 3:45 You've just got to reach in Fri., 10/21 Wethersfield Home 3:45
Fri., 10/21 Farmington Home 3:45 Tue., 10/25 Windsor Home 3:45
Wed., 10/26 Hall Away 3:45
and believe in what you're doing.” Wed., 10/26 Nonnewaug Away 3:45
Fri., 10/28 Simsbury Home 3:45 Mon., 10/31 Maloney Away 3:45
Mon., 10/31 New Britain Away 3:45 Mike Raczka,
2011 Southington Sports Hall of Fame inductee
Schedules have been supplied by
Girls Soccer Southington Public Schools.
Coach: Sal Penta Girls Swimming Unforeseen schedule changes or weather conditions may
cause a change in the printed sched-
Date Opponent Site Time Coach: Jay Dubinsky ule. You may call 628-3229 x425 or
Tue., 9/13 Rockville Away 3:45 Date Opponent Site* Time
check for updates at www.casciac.org
Fri., 9/16 Newington Away 6:00 Tue., 9/20 Bristol Eastern Away 3:45
to check on the status of a contest. For
Mon., 9/19 Conard Home 3:45 @ Dennis Malone Aquatic Center, Bristol
afternoon contests, call after 1:30 p.m.
Wed., 9/21 Northwest Catholic Away 3:45 Fri., 9/23 E.O. Smith Home 4:00
and for evening contests, call after 4:30
Fri., 9/23 Farmington Home 5:00 Tue., 9/27 Woodland Away 4:00
p.m. Postponements related to weath-
Tue., 9/27 Hall Away 3:45 Fri., 9/30 Manchester Home 3:45
er conditions are not made before 1:30
Fri., 9/30 Simsbury Home 3:45 Wed., 10/5 Conard Home 3:45
p.m. Directions to away contests are available on-line on
Tue., 10/4 New Britain Away 3:45 Fri., 10/7 Windsor Away 4:00
the high school’s Web site at: www.
Fri., 10/7 Platt Home 3:45 Wed., 10/12 Hall Home 3:45
Tue., 10/11 Newington Home 3:45 Fri., 10/14 Enfield/Somers/Fermi Away 4:00
Fri., 10/14 Conard Away 3:45 @ Fermi HS, Enfield
Tue., 10/18 Northwest Catholic Home 3:45 Tue., 10/18 Farmington Away 7:00
Fri., 10/21 Farmington Away 7:00 @ Miss Porters School, Farmington
@ Tunxis Mead Park, Farmington Fri., 10/21 East Catholic Home 4:00
Tue., 10/25 Hall Home 3:45 Tue., 10/25 Newington Away 3:45
Fri., 10/28 Simsbury Away 3:45 Fri., 10/28 Berlin Home 3:45
Tue., 11/1 New Britain Home 6:00 *Home meets are at the Southington YMCA with no diving.
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Junior Varsity Sports Schedules
JV Boys Soccer JV Girls Volleyball
Coach: TBA Coach: TBA
Date Opponent Site Time Date Opponent Site Time “When I stepped onto the mat,
Tue., 9/13 RHAM Home 3:45 Tue., 9/13
I knew in my heart that
Fri., 9/16 Newington Home 3:45
Mon., 9/19 Conard Away 3:45 Fri., 9/16 Conard Away 4:30 I had done more duck-unders.
Wed., 9/21 Northwest Catholic Home 3:45 Mon., 9/19 Northwest Catholic Home 5:00
Fri., 9/23 Farmington Home 3:45 Wed., 9/21 Farmington Away 5:00 I had done more
Tue., 9/27 Hall Home 3:45 Mon., 9/26
Fri., 9/30 Simsbury Home 3:45
Tue., 10/4 New Britain Away 3:45 Mon., 10/3 New Britain Home 5:00 I had run more miles.
Fri., 10/7 Bristol Central Away 3:45 Wed., 10/5 Newington Away 5:00
Tue., 10/11 Newington Away 3:45 Tue., 10/11 Coventry Home 5:00 I had done more pushups.
Fri., 10/14 Conard Home 3:45 Wed., 10/12
When I stepped out on the mat,
Tue., 10/18 Northwest Catholic Away 3:45
Fri., 10/21 Farmington Away 3:45 Mon., 10/17 Northwest Catholic Away 5:00 I was more prepared
@ Tunxis Mead Park, Farmington Wed., 10/19 RHAM Home 5:00
Tue., 10/25 Hall Away 3:45 Fri., 10/21 Farmington Home 5:00 than you were.”
Fri., 10/28 Simsbury Away 3:45 Mon., 10/24 Hall Away 4:30
Mon., 10/31 New Britain Home 3:45 Wed., 10/26 Simsbury Home 5:00 Gary Solomon,
Fri., 10/28 New Britain Away 5:00 2011 Southington Sports Hall of Fame inductee
“We used to have a little motto JV Field Hockey JV Girls Cross-Country
that hills were our friends, Coach: Jillian Pomposi
Date Opponent Site Time Coach: Jesse Quinn
and we would work hills. Tue., 9/13 Northwest Catholic Home 5:15 Date Opponent Site* Time
Fri., 9/16 Glastonbury Away 5:15 Tue., 9/13 Hall, Farmington Away 3:45
They'd run up and down, Tue., 9/20 Newington Away 5:30 Sat., 9/24 Stratton Brook Invite Away 1:40
@ Stratton Brook Park, Simsbury
non-stop.” Wed., 9/21 Mercy Away 5:15
Tue., 9/27 Conard, NW Catholic Home 3:45
Fri., 9/23 Lyman Hall Home 5:15
Mon., 9/26 Simsbury Away 5:15 Fri., 9/30 Sloper Relays Home 3:45
Coach Wayne Nakoneczny, Tue., 10/4 Newington, Simsbury Away 3:45
2011 Southington Sports Hall of Fame inductee Fri., 9/30 Conard Home 5:15
Tue., 10/4 Farmington Home 5:15 @ John Wallace Middle School, Newington
about Southington’s 1984 cross country state title Sat., 10/8 Wickham Invitational Away 11:55
Thu., 10/6 Hall Home 5:15
Tue., 10/11 E.O. Smith Away 5:15 @ Wickham Park, Manchester
@ Farrell Field, Storrs Tue., 10/11 New Britain Home 3:45
Fri., 10/14 South Windsor Home 5:15 Wed., 10/19 CCC Championships Away 3:45
Wed., 10/19 Fermi Away 5:15 @ Wickham Park, Manchester
JV Girls Soccer Fri., 10/21 Wethersfield Home 5:15 *Home meets are held at YMCA Camp Sloper.
Tue., 10/25 Windsor Home 5:15
Coach: Joe Blaszczyk Wed., 10/26 Nonnewaug Away 3:45
Date Opponent Site Time
JV Boys Cross-Country
Mon., 9/19 Conard Home 3:45 Coach: Jesse Quinn
Wed., 9/21 Northwest Catholic Away
Fri., 9/23 Farmington Home
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Tue., 9/27 Hall Away 3:45
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Tue., 10/11 Newington Home 3:45 Tue., 10/4 Newington, Simsbury Away 3:45
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Tue., 10/18 Northwest Catholic Home 3:45 Athletic Sat., 10/8 Wickham Invitational Away 11:25
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Tue., 10/25 Hall Home 3:45 Southington Wed., 10/19 CCC Championships Away 3:45
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Fri., 9/30 Manchester Home 3:45 Coach: TBA
Wed., 10/5 Conard Home 3:45 Date Opponent Site Time
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Wed., 10/12 Hall Home 3:45 Sat., 9/24 New Britain Home 10:00
Fri., 10/14 Enfield/Somers/Fermi Away 4:00 Mon., 10/3 Newington Away 3:45
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Tue., 10/18 Farmington Away 7:00 Mon., 10/10 Conard Away 10:00
Sat., 10/15 South Windsor Home 10:00
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Mon., 10/24 Glastonbury Away 3:45
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Fri., 10/21 East Catholic Home 4:00
Tue., 10/25 Newington Away 3:45 Mon., 10/31 Hall Away 3:45 720 Pleasant Street,
Fri., 10/28 Berlin Home 3:45 Sat., 11/5 Simsbury Home 10:00 Southington, CT 06489
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Coach: Carol Aylward Coach: Rich Aroian Coach: Dave Kowalchuk
Date Opponent Site Time Date Opponent Site Time Date Opponent Site Time
Wed., 9/14 Hall Home 3:45 Thu., 9/15 Newington Away 3:45 Wed., 9/14 Newington Home 3:45
Tue., 9/20 Newington Away 3:45 Tue., 9/20 Conard Home 3:45 Thu., 9/22 Conard Away 3:45
Thu., 9/22 Conard Home 3:45 Thu., 9/22 E.O. Smith Home 3:45 @ Duffy Elementary School, W. Hartford
Wed., 9/28 Glastonbury Away 3:45 Mon., 9/26 Bristol Eastern Away 3:45 Mon., 9/26 Farmington Home 3:45
Fri., 9/30 Conard Away 3:45 Wed., 9/28 Simsbury Home 3:45 Wed., 9/28 East Catholic Home 3:45
Wed., 10/5 Simsbury Home 3:45 Mon., 10/3 Manchester Away 3:45 Mon., 10/3 Simsbury Home 3:45
Thu., 10/13 Newington Home 3:45 Thu., 10/6 E.O. Smith Away 3:45 Wed., 10/5 E.O. Smith Away 3:45
Mon., 10/17 Simsbury Away 3:45 @ Farrell Field, Storrs @ Farrell Field, Storrs
Wed., 10/19 Glastonbury Home 3:45 Thu., 10/13 Newington Home 3:45 Wed., 10/12 Newington Away 3:45
Tue., 10/25 Hall Away 3:45 Mon., 10/17 Bristol Central Away 3:45 Mon., 10/17 Middletown Away 3:45
Wed., 10/19 Farmington Home 3:45 @ Moody School, Middletown
Wed., 10/26 Hall Away 3:45 Thu., 10/20 Bristol Central Away 3:45
@ Eisenhower Park, W. Hartford Mon., 10/24 Simsbury Away 3:45
Thu., 10/27 Hall Home 3:45
Tue., 11/1 New Britain Away 3:45
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Opponent Site Time
Coach: TBA We just talked about working hard. Tue., 9/13 Newington Home 5:00
Date Opponent Site Time Fri., 9/16 Conard Away 4:30
Thu., 9/15 East Hartford Home 4:00 Everybody was just so selfless— Wed., 9/21 Farmington Away 5:00
Thu., 9/22 New Britain Home 3:45 Mon., 9/26 Hall Home 5:00
Fri., 9/30 Newington Away 3:45 the juniors, the sophomores, Fri., 9/30 Simsbury Away 5:00
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Thu., 10/27 Hall Away 3:45 Fri., 10/21 Farmington Home 5:00
Thu., 11/3 Simsbury Home 3:45 about Southington’s 1982 girls basketball title
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Thu., 11/10 Manchester Home 3:45 Fri., 10/28 New Britain Away 5:00
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Date Opponent Site Time Date Opponent Site Time
Thu., 9/15 Dodd MS Away 3:15 Thu., 9/22 Dodd MS Away 3:15
Fri., 9/23 Washington MS Away 3:15 Mon., 9/26 Edison MS Home 3:15
Fri., 9/30 Wilson MS Away 3:30 Thu., 9/29 Lincoln MS Away 3:15
Mon., 10/3 Edison MS Home 3:15 Mon., 10/3 Wilson MS Away 3:15
Thu., 10/6 DePaolo MS Home 3:15 Thu., 10/6 Kennedy MS Home 3:15
Mon., 10/17 Washington MS Home 3:15 Mon., 10/17 Dodd MS Home 3:15
Fri., 10/21 Lincoln MS Away 3:15 Fri., 10/21 Dodd MS Away 3:15
Mon., 10/24 Wilson MS Home 3:30 Mon., 10/24 Lincoln MS Home 3:15
Thu., 10/27 Edison MS Away 3:15 Mon., 10/31 Kennedy MS Away 3:15
Mon., 10/31 DePaolo MS Away 3:15 Kennedy DePaolo
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Kennedy Girls Soccer Kennedy Girls Volleyball DePaolo Boys Soccer
Date Opponent Site Time Date Opponent Site Time Date Opponent Site Time
Thu., 9/15 Dodd MS Home 3:15 Thu., 9/22 Dodd MS Home 3:15
Thu., 9/22 Dodd MS Home 3:15
Mon., 9/26 Lincoln MS Away 3:15 Mon., 9/26 Edison MS Away 3:15
Mon., 9/26 Washington MS Away 3:15
Thu., 9/29 Wilson MS Home 3:30 Thu., 9/29 Lincoln MS Home 3:15
Wed., 9/28 Chippens Hill-Blue Away 3:15
Mon., 10/3 Edison MS Away 3:15 Thu., 10/6 Kennedy MS Away 3:15
Fri., 9/30 Lincoln MS Home 3:15
Thu., 10/6 DePaolo MS Away 3:15 Thu., 10/13 Washington MS Home 3:15
Thu., 10/6 DePaolo MS Home 3:15
Wed., 10/12 Dodd MS Away 3:15 Mon., 10/17 Dodd MS Away 3:15
Fri., 10/14 Dodd MS Away 3:15
Fri., 10/21 Lincoln MS Home 3:15 Fri., 10/21 Dodd MS Home 3:15
Mon., 10/17 Washington MS Home 3:15
Mon., 10/24 Wilson MS Away 3:30 Mon, 10/24 Lincoln MS Away 3:15
Fri., 10/21 Lincoln MS Away 3:15
Thu., 10/27 Edison MS Home 3:15 Thu., 10/27 Wilson MS Away 3:15
Thu., 10/27 DePaolo MS Away 3:15
Mon., 10/31 DePaolo MS Home 3:15 Mon., 10/31 Kennedy MS Home 3:15
Wed., 11/2 Chippens Hill-White Home 3:15
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Wed., 9/21 Dodd MS Away 3:30 Tues., 9/20 Lincoln MS Home 3:15 Wed., 9/28 Moran MS Home 3:30
Wed., 9/28 Moran MS Home 3:30 Thu., 9/22 Washington MS Away 3:15 Thu., 9/29 Dodd MS Home 3:30
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Mon., 10/3 Dag MS Away 3:30 Mon., 10/3 Kennedy MS Home 3:15 Thu., 10/13 Moran MS Away 3:30
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BLUE KNIGHTS AT TD at Hawk’s Landing CC. one coach,
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and eight former Red Sox play- include Jack Valentine, Chris instructors encourage and sup-
Athletics. A por- at the classes and pro-
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tion of the proceeds will benefit Southington grams, unless
Miller, Bill Campbell, Steve Mach, Gary Solomon, Joe tive role models. Contact: Nancy
the entire Southington High Parks & Recreation Department otherwise noted,
Renko, Steve Braun, Lee DePaolo, Tom Poitras, Ray Bauman, (203) 272-7688.
School Athletic Program. at (860) 276-6218. Checks can be made at
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should be payable to Town of the Southington
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HOCKEY CAR WASH— check out the activity schedule YMCA Member- THE SPEEDWAY LINE
fit the Southington Chamber of Charlie Klemovich, the 1982
Sunday, Sept. 18, 9 a.m.-3 at www.southington.org. ship Services Desk at (860) REPORT WITH GARY
Commerce. Contact: (860) 628- SHS girls basketball team, and
p.m., at Southington Auto Wash 628-5597 or on-line at DANKO—Mondays, 6 p.m.-7:00
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GAIL DEPAOLO BUTKUS Verderame, (860) 621-1841.
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LADY KNIGHT SWIMMING team in the Southington Parks American Red Cross Lifeguard Danko leads the discussion and
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CAR WASH—Sunday, Sept. 25, and Recreation office as soon Class is open to participants 15 provides results from local
Golf League will hold their 11th program running 9:30 a.m.-3
at Southington Auto Wash. as possible. Participants must years or older. Attendance at all tracks and periodic vintage his-
annual golf tournament. The 9- p.m. The 7th annual clinic is
Proceeds benefit the SHS girls pick up a roster sheet and sign sessions is mandatory to torical shows. Call-ins: (203)
hole scramble tournament ben- open to students in grades 1-8.
swimming and diving team in. Cost is $400 for a team, and receive certification. There will 757-1320.
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booster club. the league is open to town resi- be no class on Oct. 9. Contact:
for the Cure foundation. Cost is The clinic will focus on skill
dents only. Barbara Glaude, (860) 426- If you would like to your event
$75 and includes greens fees, development with a short pres-
LADY KNIGHT SWIMMING 9553. announced in The Observer,
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LIBERTY BAPTIST MOTH- Maple St., Bristol. For anyone AL-ANON MEETING- 8 p.m. skills to solve problems.
ERS OF PRESCHOOLERS. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Asbury affected by someone else’s every Friday night at St. Plainville Senior Center, 200
First and third Thursday at ONGOING United Methodist Church, 90 drinking. Newcomers welcome. Andrews Lutheran Church, East Main St., Plainville. (860)
each month at 6 p.m. from SOUTHINGTON Church Ave., Forestville. No fee for attending. 1-888- 1025 Stafford Ave. Has some- 747-5729, 1-800-272-3900,
September to May. Childcare CELEBRATE RECOVERY. Potential members and visitors 825-2666 or www.ct-al- one else’s drinking affected ALZ.org/ct.
and dinner provided. Liberty The Tabernacle, 1445 West can attend first meeting with anon.org. your life? No charge to attend.
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Omilian, (860) 589-0739, hurts, habits and hang-ups, 6- anyone affected by someone Gregs Rosary Hall, every fer from stress, tension, anxi-
email@example.com 6:45 p.m. dinner hour, 7-8 p.m. BRISTOL MS SUPPORT else’s drinking. 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday at 10 a.m., new com- ety and panic. First
worship & teaching, 8-9 p.m. GROUP. 6:30 p.m. on the sec- Saturday at First ers welcome, friends and fami- Congregational Church, West
FAMILY PROGRAM FOR small groups, 9-9:30 p.m. after ond Monday of each month. Congregational Church, 31 lies of addicts & alcoholics are Main St., Plainville. (860) 747-
CHILDREN A FAMILY MEM- hours café, all are welcome. Bristol Public Library, 5 High Maple St., Bristol. 7 p.m. every welcome. 5682.
BER IN THE MILITARY. 6 to 8 St., Bristol. Wheelchair acces- Monday, United Methodist
p.m. on the second Thursday. sible, off-street handicapped Church, 56 Redstone Rd., PLAINVILLE PLAINVILLE MS SUPPORT
PARENT SUPPORT GROUP.
Facilitated by Helskovran MS accessible. CTFightsMS.org, Plainville. 7:30 p.m. every GROUP. 7 to 9 p.m. Wheeler
Call Bill and Mariette at (860) DEPRESSION-RECOVERY
LMFT and Kyoung-Hi Dickson 1-800-FIGHT MS. Tuesday, Bristol Baptist Clinic, 91 Northwest Dr.,
276-9734, Pat and Dick, (860) INC. Support group for people
MA LMFT. Family Therapy 621-4889. Church, 43 School St.www.ct- who suffer from anxiety, Plainville. (860) 793-9589.
SEPT. 7, SEPT. 8 to 16 BRISTOL 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. PLAINVILLE SENIORS’ per week, and includes three including beginners, are wel-
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OPEN REGISTRATION FOR
Bristol Senior Center, 240 Senior Center who are at Lanes, 136 New Britain Ave., scoring, and free weekly bev- president, (860) 747-2918.
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FALL CLASSES. 9 a.m. to 11
Interested in becoming ven- Appointments (860) 585-3020
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Sept. 7 to 16 in the Art Room, dor for this November event,
contact (860) 584-7695.
then select option 2.
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PLAINVILLE Commemoration of 10th PLAINVILLE
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REMEMBRANCE OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
HONORING THE MEMORY OF THE
2,976 WHO DIED IN THE ATTACKS ON AMERICA
How YOU Participate
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