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 Southwick Suffield News
Vol 29 • NO 44                                                                                                                                                             December 24, 2010

Brook bridge
bids opened
                By Rich WiRth
   SOUTHWICK – State Senator
Michael R. Knapik, R-Westfield, and
State Rep. Rosemary Sandlin, D-
Agawam, announced last week that
the Massachusetts Department of
Transportation’s (MassDOT) Highway
Division opened construction bids for
the reconstruction of the Johnson Brook
bridge on College Highway.
   R. Bates & Sons, Inc., of Clinton,
Mass., is the apparent low bidder at
$2,042,286 – significantly below the
$2,904,000 estimate. DOT officials will
now review the bid package to ensure
it meets all specifications, and will work
toward a contract to begin work on the
project in the spring.
   The planned 34-foot precast concrete
arch bridge will be constructed in three
phases and will be re-built in the same
location. An existing water line will be                                                                                                                            Turley PublicaTions PhoTo by GreGory a. scibelli
relocated as part of the project. Speaking
at a public hearing in Southwick earlier                   Eight-month old Ian Garvey sits on Santa’s lap. The jolly ‘ol elf visited the Daily Grind Coffeehouse and Café on College Highway last
this year, MassDOT officials said traffic                  Sunday.
flow will not be interrupted during con-
struction, which could take up to two
years to complete.
   In 2008, Gov. Deval L. Patrick
unveiled a list of bridges around the
state that will be repaired under a spe-
cial law allocating $3 billion to overhaul
                                                          Surveillance cameras should stymie illegal dumping
structurally deficient spans. The list,                          By GReGoRy A. SciBelli                  Administration. The cameras are on cers track down offenders.
                                                                        Correspondent                    loan and the Conservation Commission                “It’s a criminal act and we’re happy
which covers the first four years of an
eight-year program, includes more than                                                                   and Southwick Police Department are to have these cameras to help us catch
                                                            SOUTHWICK – Town officials are               working in concert                                                        people,” he said.
30 bridges in Western Massachusetts
                                                          taking a stand against illegal dumping.        with the Health                                                              Krynicki said
slated for replacement or repairs worth

                                                            Health Inspector Thomas FitzGerald           Department on the                                                         illegal dump-
about $75 million.
                                                          said Tuesday efforts to put a stop to          endeavor.
                                                                                                                                           e plan to monitor the areas             ing is a viola-
   The law is designed to overhaul bridg-
es in the state that are categorized as
                                                          major dumping are underway.                       “We plan to mon-               where we have had trouble               tion of Chapter
“structurally deficient.” The classifica-
                                                            “We have people that will get rid of         itor the areas where              and turn video evidence over            270, and the law
                                                          large trash bags, mattresses and other         we have had trou-                                                         states Southwick
tion means that a bridge needs to be
                                                          larger items [on public property],” he         ble and turn video
                                                                                                                                   to the police for them to take action.          police officers
closely monitored or repaired, not that
                                                          said. “We’re not talking about people          evidence over to                     Health Inspector Thomas FitzGerald   can fine an indi-
it is necessarily hazardous. In its current
                                                          who are simply throwing litter on the          the police for them                                                       vidual up to
state, the Johnson Brook bridge is only
                                                          side of the road.”                             to take action,” said                                                     $5,500 for the
rated for vehicles and loads weighing up
                                                            Secluded areas around town that              FitzGerald.                                                               first offense
to 17 tons, officials said.
                                                          have become magnets for illegal dump-             Police Chief Mark J. Krynicki, who and up to $15,000 for any subsequent
   Town officials are also eagerly await-
                                                          ing are being targeted for surveil-            often references limited resources dur- offense.
                       • See Bridge, page 6               lance cameras being supplied by the            ing hard economic times, said the cam-              FitzGerald declined to elaborate on
                                                          Western Massachusetts Public Health            eras are a great tool to help police offi-                        • See Dumping, page 6

   Merry Dickinson grant to address rail trail vandalism
   Christmas                                                       By GReGoRy A. SciBelli
                                                                                                          the graffiti inside a tunnel on Point
                                                                                                          Grove Road (the bike path tunnels
                                                                                                                                                          “It’s fallen to vandalism very early
                                                                                                                                                       on,” said Cesan. “We want to figure

                                                                                                          underneath the roadway) and to create        out a way to put some art up there and
                                                                SOUTHWICK – The town’s rail-to-           art in the tunnel to help curb further       prevent others from putting graffiti on
                                                             trails bike path was an effort started by    vandalism there.                             it.”
                                                             students at Powder Mill Middle School           “The trail is finished, but not without      Pac said part of the Community
   Southwick Suffield News                                   back in the 1990s. Fifteen years later,
                                                             the trail has been built and once again,
                                                             middle school students find themselves
                                                                                                          its problems,” said Pac.
                                                                                                             Pac received $845 Tuesday from
                                                                                                                                                       Problem Solving group’s project will
                                                                                                                                                       be to come up with other ways to deter
                      Index                                  right back in the middle.
                                                                                                          Dickinson School Trustee Kenneth
                                                                                                          Haar. The teacher grants for innova-
                                                                                                                                                       vandalism on the trail. Preliminary
                                                                                                                                                       plans call for students to work with
                                                                Vandalism, specifically graffiti,         tive projects have been given out for        local artists on the tunnel artwork.
   Around Town ................................. 2           has marred the trail in its infancy,         the past several years.                         Three other grants were handed out
   opinion .......................................... 4      but PMMS teacher Susan Pac and                  The students will work on a plan and      at the meeting, all to PMMS teachers.
   wesTfield HAppenings ..................... 5              Parks and Recreation Director Tracy          surveys will be utilized to determine        Aaron Pearsons and Ania Saj were
   sporTs ......................................... 11       Cesan are making an effort to deter          what kind of art is put in the tunnel,       both given grants to purchase educa-
   obiTuAries .................................... 14        it. Working with 10 students in the          which was built under Point Grove            tional board games for their respective
   scHools ....................................... 16        Community Problem Solving group,             Road when the trail was being con-           classrooms. Pearsons makes education-
   cAlendAr ..................................... 17         the use of a Dickinson School Trust          structed. The culvert is the only tunnel
   clAssifieds ................................... 18        Grant will provide funds to clean up                                                                       • See Grant, page 6
                                                                                                          on the six-mile trail.
                                                             Around Town
Anonymous complaint alters crossing guard protocol
       By GReGoRy A. SciBelli                       officials dismissed the original com- posed to do in the winter?”                             one wants to let them out, they usu-
               Correspondent                        plaint due to its anonymity.                       The complainant contends most stu-         ally cannot get out.”
                                                      A major concern for school officials dents are crossing the street at the                     Barry said the practice of letting
  SOUTHWICK – School officials                      is the lack of sidewalks at the other Thurgood crosswalk.                                     buses out has taken place at Woodland
and the Southwick Police Department                 crosswalk, which                                                         The police           Elementary School for many years as
are in disagreement over the place-                 abuts Thurgood                                                         department,            well, but that, too, must stop.

ment and use of crossing guards at                  Road, a small                                                          backed by a              “The police said the crossing guard
Powder Mill Middle School as a                      road that connects                e expect our students to             statement from         can only cross students,” Barry said.
result of an anonymous complaint.                   to several side                   walk on roads that have no           Safety Officer           Barry said he plans to forward a
  The Southwick-Tolland Regional                    streets, including                                                     Sgt.       Kirk        letter of concern to the police and the
S c h o o l C o m m i t t e e o n Tu e s d a y      Birchwood Drive,
                                                                                      sidewalks? What are they             Sanders, con-          selectmen. In the past, school officials
expressed its displeasure over a rul-               Fernwood Road           supposed to do in the winter?                  tends it is illegal    have requested a police officer at the
ing from the Southwick Police                       and Pineyview             School Committee Vice-Chairman Jeffrey Houle for a crossing         intersection of Feeding Hills Road
Department stating a crossing guard                 Road. Student                                                          guard to stop          and Rebecca Lobo Way during after-
can no longer be stationed near the                 walkers needing                                                        traffic unless         noon dismissal, and Houle said that
exit of the middle school driveway.                 to access Feeding                                                      they are cross-        may be necessary to help keep buses
  The complainant addressed their                   Hills Road must now walk on the side ing students, but the practice of cross-                 at all three schools on schedule.
concerns to the Board of Selectmen                  of the road unprotected by a sidewalk ing guards stopping traffic to let buses                  Police Chief Mark J. Krynicki has
several weeks ago, stating they did                 to get to Route 57.                             leave is commonplace – and typically          rejected previous requests to place
not like that the crossing guard has                  “We expect our students to walk on done in the spirit of efficiency.                        a traffic officer at the high school
been stopping traffic to let buses out.             roads that have no sidewalks?” asked               “These buses have three runs to            during dismissal because of a lack of
They also objected to students cross-               School Committee Vice-Chairman m a k e , ” s a i d S u p e r i n t e n d e n t o f            resources within the department.
ing so close to Feeding Hills Road on               Jeffrey Houle. “What are they sup- Schools Dr. John D. Barry. “If no
Route 57, a busy state route. School

   American Legion Post 338 license change approved
            By GReGoRy A. SciBelli                    to place on areas of a particular estab-    glass whatsoever outside.”                        Southwick Police Lt. David Ricardi
                  Correspondent                       lishment. The makeup of the Legion             The pavilion is often the site of bene-     signed off on the changes, which also
     SOUTHWICK – The Board of                         and its pavilion make it troublesome to     fits and is also the chosen location each      include the addition of two wooden
   Selectmen on Monday granted approv-                monitor alcohol being carried from the      year for the Rotary Club’s steak and           storage sheds to the licensed area,
   al for a new license for American                  indoor bar out to the pavilion.             chicken roasts. Both are major fund-           which will be used to store alcohol in
   Legion Post 338 on Powder Mill Road.                  “We’re trying to find a way to make it   raisers for the local service group.           between functions.
     The license included new manage-                 manageable and keep the alcohol where          “It makes a lot of sense and it will           For 2011, the American Legion has
   ment and improved conditions to make               it should be,” said Avery.                  keep everything contained,” said               made changes to the board in charge
   the property more manageable during                   The approved license will now            Selectman David St. Pierre.                    of the facility. These changes were also
   large parties and motocross functions.             allow temporary bars to be put up in           Chairman Art Pinell agreed.                 reflected on the liquor license. The new
   Kenneth Avery has taken over as man-               the pavilion area around where food            “It really seems to address the issue       president is Christopher Hanchett and
   ager and said he plans to work hard                is grilled. Avery said the liquor will be   of keeping the alcohol in the licensed         Paul Kieryczyk is the new treasurer.
   to make the post a viable place to hold            served in plastic bottles and all glass     area in an organized way,” he said.            Michael Sullivan is the new clerk,
   large parties, and make better use of              bottles will be kept behind the bar.           The pavilion is a fenced-in area and        and new directors are Robert Kough,
   the pavilion area.                                    “We have concrete all around so we       exits will be guarded during events so         Robert Krieger, Timothy Skehan, Larry
     Liquor license laws greatly restrict             don’t want to chance having glass get       alcohol does not make its way into the         Ryan and Andrew Pajak. Officers at
   the movement of alcohol from place                 broken,” he said. “[There will be] no       parking lot.                                   the Legion change yearly.

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                                                                                                                                                                      Around Town
  Nuciforo calls for public hearings on Locals help raise $33M for Dana-Farber
                                        Alumni registration for Pan-Mass
  2012 redistricting
                                                                                                                                                                 Farber President Edward J. Benz, Jr.,
                                                                                                                                                                 MD, at a Fenway Park event that nearly
                                        Challenge opens Jan. 11                                                                                                  500 PMC cyclists and volunteers attend-
                                                                                                                                                                 ed. The contribution represented 100 per-
     PITTSFIELD, Mass. – As federal            towns,” Nuciforo said. “The most                                                                                  cent of every rider-raised dollar, a charity
  officials announce census figures that       populous city in the first congressio-                 BOSTON –– Pan-Massachusetts                                pass-through rate that is nearly unparal-
  will significantly impact Congressional      nal district is Pittsfield, with Westfield,         Challenge representatives presented a                         leled within the $3 billion athletic fund-
  districts in Western Massachusetts,          Leominster, Fitchburg and other small               check for $33 million to Dana-Farber                          raising event industry. Approximately
  Berkshire Register of Deeds Andrea F.        cities close behind. These small cities             Cancer Institute on Nov. 12. The 2010                         3,150 volunteers worked throughout the
  Nuciforo is calling for a series of hear-    and towns have common interests, dis-               fundraising total was $2.6 million, or 8.6                    year on behalf of the PMC.
  ings to ensure that the interests of small   tinct from the interests of large urban             percent, more than the organization gave                         “PMCers are united by a sense of pur-
  cities and towns are fairly represented.     areas.”                                             in 2009.                                                      pose and the conviction that cancer can
     Nuciforo has written to the chairmen         According to Nuciforo, the                          On Aug. 7 and 8, five thousand cyclists                    be conquered,” Benz said. “The money
  of the redistricting committee in the        Massachusetts Legislature will use                  from 34 states                                                                           they raise
  Statehouse requesting them to conduct        the updated census figures to redraw                and six coun-                                                                            is critical to
  public hearings in Pittsfield, Westfield,    the districts, in accordance with fed-              tries, includ-                                                                           our work. It
  Greenfield and/or other locations in         eral law. Pursuant to a series of federal           ing Michael                                                                              enables us to
  western and central Massachusetts.           court rulings, newly-drawn districts                Moses, of                                                                                invest in major
     “The people of Massachusetts              must contain approximately the same                 Southwick, and George Demambro,                               new patient care and research initiatives
  deserve an opportunity to weigh in           number of people, and all must be con-              of Westfield, who collectively raised                         that could otherwise go unfunded.”
  on how their districts will be drawn,”       tiguous, compact, and respect commu-                $6,786.67, rode up to 190 miles over one                         Founded in 1980 when 36 cyclists rode
  Nuciforo said.                               nities of similar interest.                         or two days on 10 different routes. With                      across Massachusetts and raised $10,200
     On Dec. 21, the U.S. Census Bureau           “Two districts are currently based               the support of friends, neighbors, fam-                       for the Jimmy Fund, the PMC is known
  released its official re-apportionment       in western Massachusetts: one built                 ily members, and colleagues, the riders                       today as the “gold standard” of athletic
  numbers. In addition to releasing            around Springfield, and one rural                   enabled the PMC to make the largest                           fundraising events, due to the unprec-
  population figures for Massachusetts,        district running from the New York                  single contribution to the Jimmy Fund in                      edented sums it raises and its consistently
  the Census Bureau allocated the spe-         border on the west to Fitchburg and                 2010. The funds raised by the cyclists in                     efficient charity pass-through rate. The
  cific number of congressional dis-           Leominster on the east,” Nuciforo said.             the 2010 PMC brought the organization’s                       PMC raises and contributes more money
  tricts that Massachusetts will have          “Many residents believe, as I do, that              31-year Jimmy Fund giving total to $303                       to charity than any other athletic fund-
  for the 10-year period beginning in          the preservation of two districts in                million. The PMC had set the fundraising                      raising event in the country. The PMC
  2012. Massachusetts currently has 10         western and central Massachusetts is                goal at $31 million and exceeded it by $2                     was among the very first athletic fund-
  Congressional districts. Under the new       important for the families, businesses              million.                                                      raising events in the nation and a pioneer
  Census figures, Massachusetts will fall      and communities of our region.”                        “PMCers are a committed and ambi-                          in the way it focused on raising money
  to 9 districts, which will require a sub-       The drawing of new districts will                tious group,” said Billy Starr, PMC                           for charity.
  stantial re-drawing of Congressional         have a major impact on numerous                     founder and executive director. “I am                            The 32nd annual PMC is set for Aug.
  districts throughout the state.              federal funding allocations, including              continually impressed by the lengths to                       6 & 7, 2011. Registration opens online on
     “The people of western and cen-           federal funding for economic develop-               which PMCers go to raise money for the                        Jan. 11 for alumni and Jan. 18 for new-
  tral Massachusetts deserve a district        ment, higher education, transportation,             cause.”                                                       comers. For more information about the
  comprised entirely of small cities and       housing, environmental protection.                     The check was presented to Dana-                           PMC, visit

Community input sought on candidate profile for new superintendent
   SUFFIELD—The Suffield Board                 fied candidates for executive positions in          all staff, students, parents and residents                    dates and will aid the Board of Education
of Education and the Cooperative               public education.                                   are encouraged to participate.                                in the recruitment, interview and deci-
Educational Services (CES) Executive              “Establishing a clear understanding of              The data collected at the focus group                      sion-making process.
Searches Team invite the Suffield com-         the Suffield community’s expectations               sessions, along with the survey results,                         With the help of the CES Executive
munity to participate in focus group           of its next permanent superintendent is             will be assessed by the CES Executive                         Searches Team, a new superintendent will
meetings on Wednesday, Jan. 5, inside          critical to the success of the search and           Search Team. A report profiling the skills                    be selected by the Board of Education in
the Suffield High School auditorium to         to the eventual success of the new super-           and dispositions identified by the commu-                     the spring, and should anticipate begin-
identify key qualifications the community      intendent,” said James Ritchie, one of              nity will be prepared and shared with the                     ning employment on July 1, 2011. A total
finds crucial to the success of the next       two lead consultants from CES. “The                 Suffield community. The data will serve                       compensation package will be commen-
superintendent of schools. A complete          data we collect will serve as a guide dur-          as a guideline for superintendent candi-                      surate with qualifications and experience.
schedule of meeting times is below.            ing the next phase of the search, and will
   CES Executive Searches was select-          assist the new superintendent once s/he is                                 ScheDUle                                 6 p.m. – All Suffield parents and com-
ed by the Board of Education to con-           appointed.”                                                            Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011                    munity members, including students
duct a comprehensive search for a new             Those individuals who are unable to                        Suffield High School Auditorium                       7:15 p.m. – All Suffield town officials
Suffield superintendent of schools.            make a focus group session or do not                                                                              and community leaders
Leadership at the superintendent level         wish to attend are encouraged to com-                    12:30 p.m. – All Suffield Public
is currently being provided by Interim         plete a brief online survey that will also             Schools administrators*                                       Please note: Community members, parents
Superintendent Mary Greenlaw-Dixon.            be considered to determine the profes-                   1:30 p.m. – All Suffield parents and                     and town officials are welcome at the 6 p.m.
The CES Team provides boards of educa-         sional experience, qualities and personal              community members                                          or 7 p.m. focus group meeting. Teachers and
tion in Connecticut with a comprehensive       characteristics that are most important                  2:30 p.m. – All Suffield secondary                       staff members are welcome at the 2:45 p.m. or
approach to hiring superintendents, assis-     in the new superintendent candidate.                   school teachers and staff (including                       3:45 p.m. focus group meeting.
tant superintendents and central office        The online survey will be available to the             high school students)
staff in a cost-effective manner. The full     Suffield community on the district web-                  3:30 p.m. – All Suffield elementary                         *Administrators will meet in the central
resources of the regional educational ser-     site from Jan. 7 through midnight on                   school teachers and staff                                  office conference room
vice center are devoted to finding quali-      Jan. 14. The survey is anonymous, and

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                                                                                                                                                    December 4, 010 •    Southwick Suffield News        • Page 
           Snow and ice can cost
             property owners
   No one in Massachusetts was thinking about snow
in July, with the exception of members of the state’s
Supreme Judicial Court (SJC), who ruled that all
property owners now have a legal responsibility to
make sure that snow and ice on their property is
   Up until July 2010, property owners were not held
liable for injuries that occurred due to “natural accu-
mulations” of snow and ice, thanks to a century-old
law. In liability cases, plaintiffs had to demonstrate
that snow and ice-related injuries occurred as a result
of “unnatural accumulations,” manmade accumula-
tions like icy runoff from gutters or remnants of
plowed snow on a sidewalk, for example. Now there
is no distinction between natural and unnatural accu-
mulations. The SJC has ruled that property owners
must take “reasonable care” to reduce all snow and
ice hazards. If someone is injured on your property
because you failed to take “reasonable care” in remov-
ing snow and ice hazards, as a property owner you
can be held liable.
   It may be a new rule, but it isn’t a new idea, as
Boston Atty. David White points out in a statement
released Dec. 17.
   “Although this is a new standard regarding ice and
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snow, the concept of using reasonable care has long
been applied to property owners for other defects on
                                                             Support the library’s                                         library’s budget is now in the hands of the town, where
                                                                                                                           it will be reviewed by the Finance Committee, and a
their property, such as broken steps or holes in walk-       2012 budget                                                   recommendation from them and the selectmen will be
ways,” he said.                                                                                                            made at a budget review hearing in February.
   White called the SJC decision “one of the most            to the eDitoR:                                                   Patrons may continue to support the library’s 2012
important public safety rulings in the last 25 years,”                                                                     budget efforts by sending a brief note to the select-
and we agree. Holding home and business owners                 Library representatives recently presented a petition       board at Southwick Town Hall, 454 College Highway,
liable for any snow or ice hazard on their property          to the selectmen signed by 180 Southwick residents            outlining how the library benefits them, or you may
removes confusion inherent in the old rule and now           asking that the library’s FY 2012 budget restore the          also send an E-mail to Selectmen Chairman Art Pinell
provides owners with a clearer mandate about their           16.9 percent reduction it experienced over the past two       at
responsibilities – homeowners’ responsibilities to           years so that its educational and recreational lifelong
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   If you are a property owner, you are responsible
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lic and “lawful” visitors. This will require you to walk
your property to look for hazards. Is it more work for
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                                                                                                                           and more savings.
            graPhics Manager: stePhanie hadley
                                                                 • Calculate your net worth – If you want to get               • Learn more about money – The majority of
           advertising Manager: dave anderson                healthy, you need a check up. Your net worth tells you        Americans have little knowledge about finances, so
         circulation Manager: charlann griswold              how financially healthy you are right now, so you know        they make costly mistakes. There are many books and
                                                             where you’re starting. Here’s how you do it: Take a           websites that you can read to learn the basics about
                editor: rich wirth                           piece of paper and make two columns. On the left side         investing, buying cars and homes, insurance, the differ-
             sPorts editor: dave forbes                      of the paper list the value of all your assets and on the     ent types of mortgages, and credit cards. Knowledge is
         advertising sales: lindsey ruscio                   right side the balances of all your loans, using the totals   power, especially when it comes to your money.
                                                             from the end of 2009. Now, subtract your total debts              • Be financially responsible – What do you really
        Production assistant: teri Machia
                                                             from the total value of your assets and you arrive at your    need? What do you really want? These days, it’s dif-
       corresPondents: gregory a. scibelli,                  net worth, the exact amount of money you would have if        ficult to have both, so we each need to evaluate our lives
     dennis P. hohenberger, heather lockwood                 you liquidated all your assets and paid off all your debts.   to determine what we can do without. Do you need to
             and wendy PierMan Mitzel                        The goal is to grow your net worth each and every year.       buy lunch at work every day, or does your break room
                                                                • Prepare a budget – Take another piece of paper,          have a kitchen where you could keep a loaf of bread
                                                             and make two columns, one for monthly expenses and            and lunchmeat? Do we need 20 HBO channels, when
                                                             one for annual expenses. On top of the page list all          there’s never anything good on, anyway? We now live
                                                             your sources of income (wages, interest, dividends, odd       in frugal times and must adjust our behavior in order to
                                                             jobs, etc.). Total up all your income. Now, list every        survive and become financially healthy.
                                                             expense in your life as accurately as you can. Make sure
                                                             you keep track of your cash expenditures, like those            About the author: Louis Scatigna is a certified financial plan-
                                                             Starbucks coffees and lunches at work. Spend one              ner, national radio talk show host and author of The Financial
                                     month writing down every penny you spend. Now, total          Physician: How to Cure Your Money Problems and Boost Your
                                                             up all your expenses, and then subtract your expenses         Financial Health (

Page 4 •   Southwick Suffield News     • December 4, 010
                             Westfield Happenings
‘BOP’ the Cork                                                 104th Fighter Wing hosts
wine tasting
  WESTFIELD – The Westfield
High School Band/Orchestra Parents
                                                               send-off for deploying members
Association will be hosting a wine tast-                          WESTFIELD – Twenty-seven members of the                   sacrifices in support of this mission.”
ing at the Westfield Woman’s Club on                           104th Fighter Wing’s Security Forces Squadron and              The Security Forces and Explosive Ordinance
Saturday, Jan. 8, from 6-9 p.m. The                            Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit participated in            Disposal units have played a critical role overseas on
evening will feature a performance by                          an official send-off ceremony hosted at Barnes Air           a continual basis. These deployments mark the 5th
the award-winning Jazz Combo under                             National Guard Base in Westfield on Tuesday, Dec.            time these units have deployed in the past five years.
the direction of Patrick Kennedy. Hot                          21.                                                          Members of these units have been continually over-
and cold hors d’oeuvres will be served.                           The Adjutant General of the Mass National                 seas in support of contingency operations since 2001.
  Tickets are $25 per person and available by advance          Guard, Maj. Gen. Joseph Carter, and other dignitar-            “The men and women of the Massachusetts
sale only in December and early January. There will            ies honored these citizen airmen and their families          National Guard are relied upon, not only by the
also be a silent auction. Proceeds will be used to defray      as they prepare to deploy in the coming weeks. The           Governor for domestic support operations, but also
the cost of the band’s trip to Philadelphia in May. For        unit will be providing air base defense and other            the combatant commanders, for professional, dedi-
further details and ticket information, please contact         associated security and support missions in Iraq in          cated members, who have the skills and expertise
BOP President Carl Hawk at (413) 562-9740 or carl@             support of OPERATION NEW DAWN.                               to successfully complete the mission overseas,” said, or Band Director Patrick                 “These members of the Massachusetts Air                   Maj. Gen. Carter. “We cannot honor and thank
Kennedy at (413) 572-6463 or p.kennedy@schoolsof-              National Guard will play a crucial role in these             the families enough for playing such a critical role                                                 contingency operations,” said Col Robert T. Brooks,          for the unending support of their loved one, which
  Can’t make the date but would like to help?                  104th Fighter Wing commander. “We are very proud             greatly contributes to ensuring the success of this
Donations may be made to: WHS BOP, c/o Mr. P.                  of them, and their loved ones back home, for their           deployment.
Kennedy, Westfield High School, 177 Montgomery
Road, Westfield, MA 01085.

   The Mom Connection
                      Left to Tell                                                                                            Join the Class of 1954
   to meet Jan. 11    book discussion                                                                                         ‘Breakfast Club’
                                                                                                                                WESTFIELD – The Class of 1954 from
                                                               WESTFIELD – In anticipation of Immaculee
                                                            Ilibagiza’s visit, St. Mary’s Church in Westfield will            Westfield High School and Westfield Trade
     WESTFIELD – The Mom Connection
                                                            hold a book discussion based on her best-selling book,            School will hold their first meeting of the newly
   will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at Westfield
                                                            Left to Tell, a story of resilience and faith. Ilibagiza is a     formed “Breakfast Club” on Wednesday, Jan.
   Evangelical Free Church, 568 Southwick Road,
                                                            survivor of one of the world’s most horrific genocides.           5, at Friendly’s on East Main Street from 9:30-
   from 9:15-11:30 a.m. Mothers of all ages and
                                                            In the midst of the horror that took almost all of her            11 a.m. Future meetings will be held on the first
   backgrounds are encouraged to attend. For
                                                            family and 800,000 Tutsis, she held onto her faith. The           Wednesday of each month. All classmates and
   more information, call Michelle Longey at (413)
                                                            book discussion will be held at the Parish Center at 86           their guests are welcome. Reservations are not
                                                            Mechanic Street on Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. with a snow date             required.
                                                            of Jan. 18.

   What                                                                       E
                                                                                     ach week, a photo of
                                                                                     a distinctive object or
                                                                                                                            Sons of Eric
                                                                                                                            Colleen Contest
                   is it?
                                                                                     a well-known land-
                                                                              mark located somewhere in
                                                                              Southwick will be featured on
                                                                              these pages. Think you know
                                                                              what (or where) it is? Readers
                                                                              are encouraged to submit their
                                                                                                                            applications available
                                                                              guesses to Editor Rich Wirth,                   WESTFIELD – Applications for the 30th annual
                                                                              23 Southwick St., Feeding                     Colleen Contest are now available at the Sons of Erin
                                                                              Hills, MA, 01030-0263, or via                 on William Street in Westfield, and at Westfield High
                                                                              email at                   School St. Mary’s High School, Gateway Regional
                                                                                In order to qualify for the                 High School and Southwick-Tolland Regional High
                                                                              weekly contest, entries must                  School. Applications must be postmarked by Jan. 18,
                                                                              be received by noon on the                    2011.
                                                                              Wednesday after publication. If                 Interested candidates must be between the ages of 17
                                                                              more than one correct answer                  and 22, of Irish heritage, and have never been married
                                                                              is received, the names of all                 and have no children. Applicants must be a resident of
                                                                              those who submitted an answer                 Westfield, Southwick, Granville, Blandford, Chester,
                                                                              will be listed in the paper. For              Huntington, Montgomery or Russell, or the daughter
                                                                              more information, contact Rich                of a Sons of Erin member. The Colleen and her Court
                                                                              Wirth at (413) 786-7747.                      will represent the Sons of Erin and Westfield at vari-
                                                                                                                            ous events, including the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day
                                                                                                                            parade. Among other prizes, the Colleen will receive a
                                                                                                                            voucher for a trip to Ireland.
                                                                                                                              The Colleen Ball will be held on Friday, Feb. 4, at
                                                                                                                            Chez Josef in Agawam.

                                                                                                                              Send us your news!
                                                                                  o, what WAS it? Correctly guessing                      Southwick Suffield News
                                                                                  last week’s photo of a storage shed                       23 Southwick St.
                                                                                  at the Southwick Florist on College                    Feeding Hills, MA 01030
                                                                           Highway was Sam Goodwin and Donna
                                                                           Phillips.                                                     email:

                                                                                                                            December 4, 010 •   Southwick Suffield News   • Page 
Around Town
                                                                                                               Dumping              • from page 1
                                                                                                                                                            because of their interest in keeping
                                                                                                                                                            trash out of Lake Congamond. There
                                                                                                                                                            are major penalties involved with trash
                                                                                                               where cameras are being placed and           going into the lake.
                                                                                                               when they would be active, but said he         The cameras will be checked regu-
                                                                                                               hopes the simple knowledge of the cam-       larly and they will be moved randomly.
                                                                                                               eras will help deter the dumping.            The cameras have motion detectors and
                                                                                                                 “It’s a real shame because this does       infrared night vision, which means they
                                                                                                               not apply to a lot of people,” said          can catch offenders during the over-
                                                                                                               FitzGerald. “We’re talking about a small     night hours. During the first two weeks
                                                                                                               percentage of people and it’s a shame        with the cameras, no illegal dumping has
                                                                                                               because other people have to see [the        been recorded, officials said.
                                                                                                               trash].”                                       Back in October, a local media outlet
                                                                                                                 Cameras were installed in three dif-       reported that 13 individuals had been
                                                                                                               ferent locations recently by FitzGerald      caught on hidden camera illegally dump-
                                                                                                               and Conservation Coordinator Dennis          ing trash in a wooded area of Moxon
                                                                                                               Clark. Conservation became involved          Street in Springfield.

                                                                                                                  Bridge         • from page 1              tion to take advantage of the com-
                                                                                                                                                            petitive construction marketplace as
                                                                                                                  ing the opening of bids for the recon-    evidenced by the bid coming in sub-
                                                            Turley PublicaTions PhoTo by GreGory a. scibelli      struction of the central section of       stantially below state estimates.”
                                                                                                                  College Highway from Tannery Road            “Over the years, I have been
  Pictured, from left to right, is Powder Mill Middle School teacher Susan Pac, Parks and                         south to the Town Hall. That project      proud to work on behalf of the citi-
  Recreation Director Tracy Cesan, teacher Kim Lynch, Dickinson School Trustee Kenneth                            was advertised for bid in September       zens of Southwick,” he continued.
  Haar, and teacher Ania Saj. Haar awarded Dickinson Trust grants at the Southwick-                               and is slated to be opened on Jan. 19.    “I am pleased to have worked with
  Tolland Regional School Committee meeting on Tuesday.                                                             “These projects represent an impor-     Rep. Sandlin, the Board of Selectmen
                                                                                                                  tant investment in Southwick’s high-      and the Southwick Economic
  Grant          • from page 1                some [of our own],” said Lynch. “We
                                              will then go and perform them for the
                                                                                                                  way infrastructure,” Knapik said.
                                                                                                                  “We are fortunate to be in a posi-
                                                                                                                                                            Development Commission to ensure
                                                                                                                                                            these projects could move forward.”
  al use of the board games in teaching       [elementary school] kids. They will
  history, while Saj plans to use Scrabble    learn to write and perform scripts,

                                                                                                               Southwick Food Pantry offers referral services
  boards to help with vocabulary and to       work together in a group, and also
  hold a tournament in the spring.            learn presentation skills.”
     The other grant was given to Kim            Haar lauded the continued innova-
  Lynch, who was presented $640 for           tion by Southwick-Tolland Regional                                 SOUTHWICK – Attention residents            Highway on Monday from 3:30-5:30
  the middle school Drama Club. She           School District teachers in a brief                              of Southwick, Granville and Tolland:         p.m. or call Jenn at (413) 562-0586,
  plans to purchase costumes, props and       presentation at the School Committee                             Do you need help completing appli-           ext. 20, to make an appointment. These
  sets so middle school students can pro-     meeting.                                                         cations for fuel assistance and Mass         services are provided by the Greater
  duce fables to perform for Woodland            “It’s great to be able to give money                          Health, childcare resources and refer-       Southwick Coordinated Family and
  Elementary School students.                 away to these teachers when they are                             rals, or comprehensive services, includ-     Engagement Committee through grant
     “We are going to use the curricu-        doing exciting things with the kids,”                            ing health care resources? Stop by the       funding from the state Department of
  lum at Woodland for fables and create       he said.                                                         Southwick Food Pantry at 220 College         Early Education and Care.

Library bests prior years’ donations                                                                             ‘Friends’ membership drive in final weeks
                                                                                                                   SOUTHWICK –Members of the                through Jan. 31. If you have not
  SOUTHWICK – Efforts of the staff             to the Southwick Food Pantry. It was                              Friends of the Southwick Public            renewed for 2011, now is the time.
and patrons of the Southwick Public            the previous high sum. It is the fourth                           Library that have not renewed their        Just fill out a membership form and
Library to support local charities by          year the library has dressed down for a                           memberships will receive their last        turn it in at the Circulation Desk.
having the staff “pay” to dress down           local cause.                                                      newsletter with this edition. The          The dues have remained the same
once a month has paid off with the                “Each year it is a team effort between                         group has been conducting its mem-         for 15 years – $5 for an individual
recent donation of $247 to the Greater         the staff and the patrons to bring some-                          bership drive since Dec. 1 and will        membership or $10 for a family mem-
Southwick Family Support Coalition             thing positive into the lives of those                            honor its current list of members          bership.
for supplying needy local families with        in need, and we are so pleased to do
the wherewithal to celebrate the holi-         it,” said Library Director Anne M.
days. Our 2009 donation of $245 went           Murray.

                                     Knights of Columbus basketball
  ‘Friends’ looking to help Suffield free throw competition
    SUFFIELD – The primary mis-                   If your organization would like to                              SOUTHWICK – Boys and girls                over 4,700 local competitions.
  sion of the Friends of Suffield is to        submit an application for consider-                             ages 10 to 14 are invited to partici-          All contestants on the local level are
  bring the community together and             ation, please complete a disbursement                           pate in the local level of competition for   recognized for their participation in the
  reach out to those in need. All of the       request form (available at www.friend-                          the Knights of Columbus Free Throw           event. Participants are required to fur-
  funds we raise through town events  on the “Contributions”                          Championship. The local competi-             nish proof of age and written parental
  and activities are given back to groups      tab) with contact information and a                             tion will be held on Wednesday, Jan.         consent. For entry forms or addition-
  and projects that benefit the Suffield       description of what the funds will be                           12, at Powder Mill Middle School in          al information, please contact Grand
  community. Recent recipients have            used for by March 1, 2011. Please                               Southwick at 2:30 pm. Snow date will         Knight Al Matos of Fr. Thomas Shea
  included Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts,            note that no late applications will                             be on the following Wednesday, Jan.          Council 11178 in Southwick at (413)
  the Emergency Aid Association,               be accepted. All applications will be                           19, at the same time and same location.      569-6914 or your physical education
  Spaulding School, Kent Memorial              reviewed by Friends of Suffield mem-                               The Knights of Columbus Free              teacher at Powder Mill Middle School.
  Library, the Suffield Players, the           bers, and if selected, funds will be                            Throw Championship is sponsored                The Knights of Columbus is an inter-
  Senior Center, Friends of the Farm           available after April. A special presen-                        annually with winners progressing            national Catholic family fraternal ser-
  at Hilltop (FOFAH) and many oth-             tation is made to all recipients at the                         through local, district and state com-       vice organization with more than 1.7
  ers. Requests have ranged from new           annual Suffield on the Green event,                             petition. International champions are        million members in more than 14,000
  equipment and windows to fuel assis-         which will be held the weekend of                               announced by the K of C international        local councils worldwide. Last year,
  tance.                                       Sept. 10-11, 2011.                                              headquarters based on scores from the        Knights donated 68 million volunteer
                                                                                                               state-level competitions. All boys and       service hours and $150 million to chari-
                                                                                                               girls 10 to 14 years old are eligible to     table and benevolent causes, sponsor-
                                                                                                               participate and will compete in respec-      ing projects to benefit their church,
                                                                                                               tive age divisions. Last year more than      councils, communities, families, and

       HOW tO SUBMit LeGAL NOtiCeS                                                                             344,000 sharpshooters participated in        youth.

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  directly to Karen Lanier processes all legals for this news-
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                                                                                                                                                                  Around Town

             Christmas Observances
                       SoUthWick conGReGAtionAl chURch
                            488 colleGe hiGhWAy

            Friday, Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve Family Service, 6 p.m.
            Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 10 p.m.
            Sunday, Dec. 26 – Bell Sunday Service, 10 a.m.

                              FiRSt chURch oF chRiSt
                                    81 hiGh St.

            Everyone is welcome to join in celebration and reflection as peo-
          ple gather together in the sanctuary of Suffield’s First Church of                                                                                                Turley PublicaTions PhoTo by GreGory a. scibelli
          Christ, Congregational, on Christmas Eve. There will be a Family
          Festival Service of Worship and Carols at 5 p.m. and a Service of                         Ed Johnson gets a hug from Dining Center Director Nancy Cortesi during a holiday Open
          Lessons and Carols at 10 p.m.                                                             House at the Senior Center last week.

                              SeconD BAptiSt chURch
                                100 noRth MAin St.

            Join us for our grand Christmas Eve Family Pageant at 5 p.m.
                                                                                                  Farewell reception for Rev. David Reed-Brown
          on Friday, Dec. 24. We will celebrate the arrival of Christmas with                       SUFFIELD – The Second Baptist                             4-6 p.m. p.m. in Fellowship Hall. All
          a beautiful traditional candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols at                    Church of Suffield, 100 North Main                          are welcome to come and bid a fond
          10 p.m. The Christ candle will be lit at both services.                                 St., will hold a farewell reception for                     farewell to Pastor Dave and to thank
                                                                                                  The Rev. David Reed-Brown and his                           him for his dedicated service to our
                                                                                                  wife, Cindy, on Saturday, Jan. 8, from                      church and community.

Suffield Players announce auditions for ‘South Pacific’ slated for Jan. 23 & 24
  SUFFIELD – The Suffield Players          was the cause of this delay.                           perennial favorite features songs such                      their 20s-50s, two children (approxi-
will present the classic Rodgers and         “The show was playing in                             as, “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m                          mately age 10), and several men and
Hammerstein musical “South Pacific”        Providence, Rhode Island,” she said,                   Gonna Wash that Man Right Outta My                          women of color. Auditionees should
in May 2011. The theater group             “so we couldn’t announce the title until               Hair,” “Cockeyed Optimist,” “Younger                        prepare a song (and provide sheet
announced their selection on December      the Providence production closed.                      Than Springtime,” “This Nearly Was                          music and/or a CD) and be ready to
12, 2010, upon being released from a       Now that it has, the Suffield Players                  Mine,” and more.                                            read from the script. Auditions and per-
contractual obligation that prevented      are thrilled to be able to announce this                 Frank Borrelli will direct the show,                      formances will take place at Mapleton
them from revealing the musical’s title.   exciting offering.”                                    which will be performed May 5, 6, 7,                        Hall, 1305 Mapleton Avenue, Suffield.
Suffield Players Publicity Director          The original production of “South                    13, 14, 15, 20, 21 & 22, 2011. Auditions                    For more information about “South
Becky Schoenfeld explained that a          Pacific” won 10 Tony awards and the                    will be held Jan. 23 & 24. “South                           Pacific” auditions and performances,
touring production of South Pacific        1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This                    Pacific” requires women and men in                          visit

                                                                                            CELEBRATING THE SEASON
                                                                                            Southwick-On-Stage, the town’s newly formed theatre group, and the Southwick Cultural Council
                                                                                            joined forces last Sunday to host “Celebrate the Season,” a delightful afternoon filled with holi-
                                                                                            day cheer. Below left, (pictured left to right) Southwick-On-Stage member Kelly Clark, Southwick
                                                                                            Selectman and state representative-elect Nicholas Boldyga, Southwick-On-Stage member Rachel
                                                                                            Salvidio, a guidance counselor at Southwick-Tolland Regional High School, Sen. Michael Knapik,
                                                                                            Southwick Rotary Vice President Ellen Miles, Michael McMahon, chairman of the Library Board of
                                                                                            Trustees, and Southwick Suffield News Editor Rich Wirth, performed a staged reading of Charles
                                                                                            Dicken’s classic A Christmas Carol. At left, Susan Kochanski, Pat McMahon, Marcia Capuano, Joan
                                                                                            Perkins-Smith and Pat Davis look festive. Below right, Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds John
                                                                                            Westcott reads Twas the Night Before Christmas.

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                                                                                                                                                 December 4, 010 •   Southwick Suffield News                  • Page 
      Event Planner
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Page  •   Southwick Suffield News   • December 4, 010
Around Town
Keep the kids busy: School vacation                                                                                                       The 2011 Massachusetts
                                                                                                                                          Agriculture Calendar
week at Old Sturbridge Village                                                                                                            makes a great gift
                                                                                                                                             The 2011 Massachusetts
                                                                                                                                          Agriculture Calendar makes a ter-
Antique ice skates exhibit,                   butter, dip candles and write with a
                                              quill pen. Shadow puppet shows and
                                                                                            are required. For details visit www.osv.
                                                                                            org or call 1-800-SEE-1830
                                                                                                                                          rific holiday gift that will help your
                                                                                                                                          friends and family celebrate the sea-
indoor crafts and performances,               family-friendly entertainment will be
                                              performed daily throughout the week,
                                                                                               At the OSV Winter Discovery
                                                                                            Camp, children learn first-hand what
                                                                                                                                          sons of agriculture in Massachusetts.
                                                                                                                                          Published annually by Massachusetts
plus sledding,                                and children can participate in lots of
                                              “make and take” craft activities, includ-
                                                                                            life was like in the 1830s by dressing
                                                                                            in authentic period costume, learning
                                                                                                                                          Agriculture in the Classroom, in
skating and outdoor fun                       ing a period-style animation toy, called      to cook food over the hearth, and cel-
                                                                                                                                          cooperation with the Massachusetts
                                                                                                                                          Department of Agricultural
                                              a thaumatrope, and a spice bag of cin-        ebrating winter festivities. They also
                                              namon, cloves and allspice for mulling        learn how farmers get ready for winter        Resources and the USDA Natural
   STURBRIDGE – Historians and                                                                                                            Resources Conservation Service,
educators at Old Sturbridge Village           cider. A variety of additional crafts are     and help them with winter work like
                                              available for $5-$10, including making        splitting rails to repair damaged fences.     each calendar month features a pho-
are planning lots of indoor and outdoor
                                              a clay pot, a tin sconce, and a pair of tin   Discovery Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 3          tograph spotlighting the diversity of
activities to keep the kids busy – and
happy – during December school vaca-          snowflake ornaments.                          p.m., with extended day care available        agriculture in Massachusetts along
tion week Dec. 26- Jan. 2. The fun               In addition, Old Sturbridge Village        until 5:30 p.m. For details call (508)        with agricultural and conservation
includes ice skating (weather permit-         is offering a two-day Winter Discovery        347-0285 or register online at www.osv.       facts, teacher tips, events, websites
ting/bring your own skates), sledding         Camp on Dec. 29-30, open to chil-             org/discovery.                                and a seasonal crop chart.
on 1830s-style sleds, and sleigh rides        dren ages 6-17, and a special “Families          Old Sturbridge Village celebrates             To order a 12-month Massachusetts
(snow permitting). A new exhibit of           Cook” evening from 5-9 p.m. on Dec.           New England life in the 1830s and is          Agriculture calendar with proceeds
antique ice skates from the Antique Ice       29, where adults and children (ages 8         open year round. The museum is open           to benefit Massachusetts Agriculture
Skate Club will be on view, including         and up) prepare a 19th-century dinner         daily during school vacation week from        in the Classroom, send $10 to
elaborately decorated vintage figure          over the fireplace with help from OSV         9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $20;           Massachusetts Agriculture in the
skates from the 1800s.                        historians in costume. After learning to      seniors, $18; children 3-17, $7; children     Classroom, P.O. Box 345, Seekonk,
   School vacation week visitors can          chop, cook and bake the old fashioned         under 3, free. For details on all pro-        MA 02771. A discount price of $5
also meet the OSV oxen, help the farm-        way, families sit down together to enjoy      grams listed visit or call        each is being offered for orders of
ers split fence rails, learn to churn         the meal by candlelight. Reservations         1-800-733-1830.                               five or more.

Applications available for Suffield
Women’s Club scholarships                                                                     Support the 4-H
  SUFFIELD – The Suffield Woman’s
Club has applications available for
memorial scholarships given by the
General Federation of Women’s Clubs
                                              years in an institution of higher learn-
                                              ing with a 3.0 average or better, and be
                                              matriculating for a bachelors or post-
                                              graduate degree.
                                                                                              Exchange Club food drive
of Connecticut for Suffield women to             The Dorothy E. Schoelzel Memorial               SOUTHWICK – The Western                ing from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
continue their education in institutions      Scholarship is up to $1,000 for women           Massachusetts 4-H Exchange Club           Monday through Friday. Monetary
of higher learning. The scholarships are      who have completed three years or more          is participating in a non-perishable      donations are also accepted; make
offered to women currently in school, as      of undergraduate work in an accredited          food drive to support food banks          checks payable to the Massachusetts
well as to those who interrupted their        institution of higher learning with a 3.0       and pantries across Massachusetts.        4-H Foundation. Please help out
education and are now returning to earn       GPA or better. They must be matricu-            The Exchange Club’s food drop-off         families in need by supporting and
a bachelors or post-graduate degree.          lating for a bachelors or post-graduate         bin is located at Additional Attic        donating to your local food banks
  The Phipps Scholarships, which are          degree in the field of education.               Public Self Storage at 1 Hudson           and pantries. For more informa-
up to $1,000, offer an opportunity to            For applications or more information,        Drive in Southwick (off of Rt. 57         tion, visit The
Connecticut women to pursue advanced          please call Alice Bottiglieri at (860) 668-     across from the high school). Food        4-H Food Drive is sponsored by
courses of study. Applicants must have        8877. Applications must be completed            can be dropped off inside the build-      Cumberland Farms.
successfully completed two or more            and returned by Feb. 10, 2011.

                                                                                            AARP Tax-Aide provides tax
 @ Library

        Kent Memorial                         WinteR plAyGRoUp
                                                                                            training and volunteer opportunities
                                                Kent Memorial
           Library                            Library is offer-
                                                                                              AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s larg-
                                                                                            est, free, volunteer-run tax assistance
                                                                                                                                        ing in cooperation with the Internal
                                                                                                                                        Revenue Service. Leadership posi-
                                              ing a playgroup now
                                                                                             and preparation service is looking         tions coordinate program delivery by
            WinteR StoRytiMe                  through April. Want
                                                                                             for volunteers for either tax coun-        volunteers at sites at the local, state,
    Kent Memorial Library invites             to meet other par-
                                                                                             seling and/or leadership positions.        or regional level or manage specif-
  kids 2 _ to 5 years old to come to a        ents and kids? New
                                                                                            Each year from Feb. 1 through April         ic program activities such as tech-
  four-week story time at the library.        to town? Just want to
                                                                                            15, AARP Tax-Aide volunteers pre-           nology, training, administration or
  Join us for stories, flannel boards, fin-   get out of the house?
                                                                                            pare federal and state tax returns for      communication. Although tax train-
  ger–plays and more. Story times are         Come to playgroup
                                                                                            low- and middle-income taxpayers,           ing and certification is encouraged,
  on Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 10:15          offered to caregivers
                                                                                             with special attention to those age 60     it is not required for many leader-
  a.m. for the 2.5 year olds (20 minutes)     and children Friday
                                                                                             and older. Volunteers are especially       ship positions. Volunteers are reim-
  and 10:45 a.m. for the 3 to 5 year olds     mornings between 10
                                                                                            needed to assist with electronic filing     bursed on a limited basis for quali-
  (30 minutes). The program begins            a.m. and noon. No
                                                                                            of tax returns. Volunteers of all ages      fied program-related expenses. For
  Jan. 18/19 and runs four weeks.             age restrictions, no
                                                                                            and backgrounds are welcome. You            more information about becoming
  Registration begins Tuesday, Jan. 4.        registration required. If
                                                                                            don’t need to be an AARP member             a local AARP Tax-Aide volunteer
  For more information, please con-           special accommodations are
                                                                                            or be a retiree to volunteer (or to         in Western Massachusetts, visit our
  tact Diane Morse or Wendy Taylor at         required, please call in advance. For
                                                                                            receive assistance from AARP Tax-           web site at or
  (860) 668-3896.                             more information, please call Diane
                                                                                            Aide volunteers).                           e-mail the local district coordinator,
                                              Morse or Wendy Taylor at (860) 668-
                                                                                              AARP Tax-Aide tax counselor vol-          Karen Mernoff at dkmernoff@com-
                                                                                            unteers receive comprehensive train-

relay For Life of North Central Connecticut Open House Jan. 18
  SOUTHWICK – Planning has offi-              business was to adopt a name that bet-        and East Granby. Last June’s event          on Weymouth Road in Enfield and
cially begun for next June’s Relay For        ter reflects the tremendous contribution      raised a record breaking $156,000 for       will feature refreshments, fun activi-
Life, an American Cancer Society fund-        of all participating towns. The event         the American Cancer Society. Student        ties, entertainment and guest speakers.
raising event held at Suffield Middle         will now be called the Relay For Life of      groups are among the largest contribu-      You can learn more about the event by
School. The event is regional, draw-          North Central Connecticut.                    tors, but families and co-worker groups     visiting our website www.relayforlife.
ing participants from several towns in          The North Central Connecticut Relay         are also prominent.                         org/suffieldct or by calling American
North Central Connecticut. After last         For Life, or the NCCT Relay, includes           Our annual Open House to officially       Cancer Society Community Executive
year’s merger with a Relay event previ-       participants from the towns of Somers,        kick off the upcoming event will be held    Morgan Greenleaf at (203) 379-4782 or
ously held in Somers, the first item of       Suffield, Enfield, Windsor Locks              Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. at Healthtrax Fitness     by emailing

                                                                                                                         December 4, 010 •   Southwick Suffield News   • Page 
                                                                                                                                                   Turley PublicaTions PhoTos by Wendy Pierman miTZel
                                                                                                A smiling Josiah Wyner, , sports a Santa hat.

Cooper Smith, , Mason Iglesias, , and Nick Paulson, , become one with the
balloons during a holiday party hosted by the Greater Southwick Family Support
Coalition at American Legion Post  in Southwick last Thursday.

                                                                                     Lexie Monczka, , of Southwick, enjoys a dish of ice cream.

                                                                                     Family Support Coalition
                                                                                     hosts fun holiday party
                                                                                            By WenDy pieRMAn Mitzel                      “’Really, it’s free’?” she questioned.
                                                                                                     Correspondent                    “The kids were good and did their home-
                                                                                                                                      work, so we came.”
                                                                                        SOUTHWICK – There was non-stop                   Turnout was over and above what
                                                                                     action at a holiday celebration given by         GSFSC Director Debbie Oppermann
                                                                                     the Greater Southwick Family Support             anticipated. The American Legion Hall
                                                                                     Coalition last week.                             in Southwick was filled with dozens of
                                                                                        Families from Southwick, Granville            toddlers, schoolchildren and their parents
                                                                                     and Tolland came to share pizza and ice          and grandparents.
                                                                                     cream, and express themselves with holi-            The mood was jovial despite the recent
                                                                                     day crafts and singing and dancing to            news the non-profit organization will lose
                                                                                     children’s DJ Jon O’Neil.                        its $125,000 in grant funding from the
                                                                                        “I love how they’re giving out all these      state and have to close. The Coalition
                                                                                     balloons, and I like the music and how           uses state funds as well as grants and
                                                                                     my friends are here, too,” said Jeremy           donations to offer playgroups, food and
                                                                                     Colon, 10, of Southwick.                         fuel assistance, and referral support.
                                                                                        His mom, Shannon, thought it was too             For more information about these ser-
                                                                                     good to be true when she opened the invi-        vices, please contact Debbie Oppermann
Brooke Iglesias, 11, and Kamryn McCorison, 10, show off their festive accessories.   tation sent home with her son that day.          at (413) 569-3456.

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Montagna receives ‘Coach of the Year’ award
        By GReGoRy A. SciBelli                  “I’m honored they recognized me for                      100th win.
   Turley Publications Sports Correspondent   the accomplishments made by the pro-                         Montagna became Athletics Director
                                              gram this year,” said Montagna. “This is                   in 2009 and began his coaching career
   SOUTHWICK – Southwick-Tolland              one of those awards where I was nomi-                      in 1996, coaching in West Springfield
Regional High School Athletics Director       nated by my peers and it means a lot.”                     as an assistant. When the opportunity
Frank Montagna was honored last week            No award is individual, Montagna                         to coach the boys came, he took the big
as “Coach of the Year” by the National        says, and his championship season did                      chance.
Soccer Coaches Association of America.        not come easy. It took a late victory in                     “I had always wanted to coach,” said
   Montagna is the coach of the               the quarterfinals and two penalty kick                     Montagna. “It had been a dream of mine
Southwick boys soccer team and is in          victories.                                                 since I stopped playing after college.”
his 10th year running the program. This         “We had a lot of guys really step up                       Montagna is also a physical education
year, he led his team to its first Western    this season,” said Montagna. “A lot of                     teacher, teaching first at Powder Mill
Massachusetts Division 2 Championship         these guys brought their games up to a                     Middle School for eight years before
in 12 years and pulled off a Cinderella       higher level.”                                             moving up to the high school, where he
season going from worst to first.               He said Nick Whitehead and Andrew                        has been since. He is in his 15th year in
   “It has been a great run and these         Conklin were among players who                             the district.
guys did a really good job,” said             stepped up while Stu Kinsman and J.                          He said coaching and being athletic
Montagna.                                     T. Martell played at a higher level than                   director has been a challenge, but he
   He credits his leadership and the hard     they were already playing at. Kinsman                      credits good teams and the help of his                                   Turley PublicaTions PhoTo by GreGory a. scibelli
work of his team for his success as a         became a scoring finish Montagna was                       assistant, Desi Cavaan, for keeping the
coach this season. He especially cred-        seeking him to be.                                         balance.                                               Southwick-Tolland Regional High School
ited his leadership for helping the team’s      The victory over Belchertown in the                                                                             Athletics Director Frank Montagna recent-
morale after a 3-12-3 season in 2009.         Western Mass. finals was Montagna’s                           Gregory A. Scibelli is a sports correspondent       ly received the “Coach of the Year” by
   Montagna was the recipient for small       99th of his career. Southwick’s first win                  for Turley Publications. He can be reached at          the National Soccer Coaches Association of
schools of the state.                         of next season will mark his milestone                                             America.

   Mustangs pull                              rams make quick work of Pathfinder
   away from                                         By GReGoRy A. SciBelli
                                                 Turley Publications Sports Correspondent
                                                                                                         program, defeated Pathfinder’s Tyler
                                                                                                         Martin in just 36 seconds.
                                                                                                                                                                for the pinfall.
                                                                                                                                                                  At 171 pounds, Anthony Falcetti won

   Southwick late
                                                                                                           The most impressive part of the vic-                 in just 36 seconds. The takedown came
                                                SOUTHWICK – The Southwick                                tory was Bodzinski defeating a competi-                quickly and the pinfall was academic in
                                              wrestling team is off to a quick start,                    tor much large than him.                               the short match. Trevor Bengston also
                                              winning three matches at the Mount                           “I was not sure going into the match,”               won in 1:15 at 112 pounds.
        By GReGoRy A. SciBelli                Greylock Duals, and following that                         said Bodzinski. “But I believe in myself                 The big earned victory came from
   Turley Publications Sports Correspondent   up with a 48-33 win over visiting                          and I have great teammates and coaches                 Kyle Manley at 145 pounds. It took
                                              Pathfinder last Wednesday night.                           helping me.”                                           him 3:45 to pin Dillon Childs. The two
     SOUTHWICK – The                            It was the first Suburban League                           Martin had a likely 30-40 pound                      traded takedowns and a reversal before
   Southwick boys basketball team             match up for the Rams and Southwick                        weight advantage, but after struggling                 Manley gained a 6-3 lead by a reversal.
   came up short in their second              and Pathfinder engaged in a series of                      to gain an advantage, Bodzinski scored                 After struggling a bit to gain another
   game of the season as they fell in         very quick matchups. It led to a meet                      the takedown and went right into the                   advantage in the second round, Manley
   the final minute against visiting          that lasted just over 35 minutes for 11                    pin. The referee called the fall shortly               got the leg takedown and scored the pin
   Monson 58-51 Monday night.                 matches.                                                   after Martin was put on the mat.                       again with 15 seconds left in the period.
     The Rams struggled to put                  The Rams were the benefit of three                         Other victories from Southwick came                    Southwick is still perfect this season,
   points on the board and were out           forfeits and they also got a huge win                      from Kevin Waller. He scored a quick-                  and won three meets against St. John’s
   of sync throughout the evening.            from a rookie.                                             er victory with a 24-second pin over his               of Shrewsbury, Greenfield, and a 46-33
                                                Heavyweight grappler Brett                               opponent. Waller went with a hip take-                 win over neighboring Agawam High
       • See Basketball, page 12              Bodzinski, a freshman and new to the                       over and locked the arm to gain leverage                                • See Rams, page 12

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                                                                                                                                                 December 4, 010 •   Southwick Suffield News               • Page 11
                                                                                                                                                                        Rams           • from page 11

                                                                                                                                                                          Eighth-grader Steven Thibault picked
                                                                                                                                                                        up a technical fall victory in his match
                                                                                                                                                                        against Brandon Liebel. He went over
                                                                                                                                                                        with a 15-0 shutout. Thibault is the first
                                                                                                                                                                        eighth grader to start for Southwick
                                                                                                                                                                        since the younger students were allowed
                                                                                                                                                                        to participate.
                                                                                                                                                                          Southwick was scheduled to wrestling
                                                                                                                                                                        against Gateway Wednesday night and
                                                                                                                                                                        will next participate in the Phil Tomkiel
                                                                                                                                                                        Holiday Tournament on Tuesday in
                                                                                                                                                                        Agawam. Matches begin at 10 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                       Cole Ludorf tries to work his way out from the
                                                                                                                                                                       bottom. He suffered the loss in the match, but
                                                                                                                   Turley PublicaTions PhoTos by GreGory a. scibelli   would not allow himself to be pinned in the los-
Kyle Manley, left, competes in a match at 14 pounds. Manley picked up the pinfall victory in the second period.                                                       ing effort.

  The                                                                                                                                       the Week Ahead
  Beane               Pot                                                                   by Carl Beane
                                                                                                                                                                              FRiDAy, Dec. 24
                                                                                                                                                                              No games scheduled.

                                                                                                                                                                            SAtURDAy, Dec. 25
                                                                                                                                                                             No games scheduled.

  Julien on way out of Boston                                                                                                                                                SUnDAy, Dec. 26
                                                                                                                                                                              No games scheduled.

                                                                                                                                                                             MonDAy, Dec. 27
  Charelli should be joining him                                 direction. His decision on
                                                                 adding Zdeno Chara has
                                                                                                                                                                              No games scheduled.

                                                                 been a joke. Even more                                                                           tUeSDAy, Dec. 28
           ello ladies and gentlemen boys and girls and          laughable was making him                                                                           Boys Basketball
           welcome to the Beanepot. It kind of pains             captain. Biggest laugh                                                               Dean Tech at Southwick                              7 p.m.
           me to say this but I fear the end of the road         was giving him a contract                                                                          Girls Basketball
  may be very near for Bruins head coach Claude                  extension! When play-                                                                Southwick at Belchertown                            7 p.m.
  Julien. He has been coming under fire for much of              ers have gotten injured                                                                                Wrestling
  his three years and truth be told here in year four,           by dirty plays, the leader                                                           Southwick at Phil Tomkiel Tourn*                  10 a.m.
  much more is being demanded.                                   needs to go out and make
    He has brought them back from being a playoff                somebody pay. Example                                                                                     WeDneSDAy, Dec. 29
  spectator to a participant. His defensive style of             Bobby Orr was the best                                                                                      No games scheduled.
  play has done that. But this is a club that does not           there ever was, but mess
  get the most out of its offense. This team needs a             with him and he’d punch your lights out. If your                                                thURSDAy, Dec. 30
  defenseman to bring the puck up ice, to make the               captain isn’t a tough guy then you make sure that                                                  Boys Basketball
  outlet pass, to jump start the scoring chances. It also        somebody delivers the message. You didn’t see                                        Southwick at Palmer                                 7 p.m.
  needs a heart.                                                 Wayne Gretzky drop the gloves, all he had to do
    I cannot and will not put all the blame on the               was wave a piece of meat at Dave Semenko and                                                            * — at Agawam High School
  coach. Much of it should go to GM Peter Charelli.              message was delivered. Chara is 7 feet tall on skates
  He’s been labeled as a great builder of hockey teams,          and scares nobody.
  but so far it hasn’t happened. This team isn’t a                  If President Cam Neely overrides Charelli and
  Stanley Cup contender. They are being rescued by               cans the coach, does Charelli get the boot also? If
  the fantastic play of Tim Thomas. The games against            so, whom would YOU select as the next Bruins
  the Habs and the Capitals are still fresh in my mind,          coach? Questions, questions. I just know that if the
  the B’s lost 4-3 in Montreal, but it could have been           Bruins don’t get their act together soon, someone
  7-2 without Thomas. Then at home Boston scored                 else will be behind the bench. This team has some
  three in the first period against an underachieving            talent and very loyal fans, give them a Stanley Cup
  Washington squad and hung on for dear life for a 3-            team. Amen.
  2 win, again because of Thomas.                                   Please contact me at my website or
    This team has never been right under Charelli’s              email me at

Basketball                 • from page 11        trailed by three.
                                                    After exchanging baskets again,
                                                                                                  giving Monson the ability to pull away
                                                                                                  with a basket and free throws.
                                                                                                                                                                        in the second half as Monson got into
                                                                                                                                                                        foul trouble, but they could not capital-
But they managed to put together                 Dylan Grunwald drew a foul and made                Tommy Mahoney sank a 3-pointer                                      ize on a few of their late attempts.
enough good shots to tie the score.              the second shot to make it 43-41. Two            during the final minute, but it was not                                 Southwick was led offensively by
  But the Rams could not get ahead               baskets later, Southwick trailed 45-43           enough to bring Southwick within                                      Mahoney with 16 points while Palmer
and Monson was great from the free               and Josh Palmer drew a trip to the               striking distance.                                                    sank 11 for the Rams. Palmer had three
throw line.                                      free throw line. He sank both shots to             Southwick rode a huge offensive out-                                3-pointers in the game while Mahoney
  The Rams trailed by seven points               tie the score at 45-45 with about 4:00           put in their first action of the season,                              hit two treys. Tyler Hess had a nine-
consistently throughout the game, but            remaining in the game.                           a 75-36 win over crossover opponent                                   point performance and Jordan Bain
closed to within four at 40-36 near                 Monson responded right back with              Ware.                                                                 contributed eight.
the end of the third quarter. Monson             another basket. They continued the                 But they could not manage to get                                      The Rams are 1-1 and were sched-
stayed ahead with four 3-pointers in             scoring trend to go up by six. Palmer            things going against a Monson team                                    uled to be in action last night in a home
the frame, but the Rams continued to             got Southwick back within three with             that showed a lot of speed and excellent                              game against Holyoke Catholic. The
press.                                           a long shot to make it 51-48. But their          shooting from the free throw line. The                                Rams will next play on Tuesday night,
  One free throw later and Southwick             scoring would stall in the final 2:00,           Rams had the opportunity to get closer                                hosting Dean Tech at 7 p.m.

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Falcons announce new ownership                                                Falcons settle for weekend split                             Program,” which began in
                                                                                                                                           2006. There are currently 15
                                                                                 The Springfield Falcons faced Bridgeport and              families enrolled in the teen
                         By DAve FoRBeS                                       Manchester in a pair of weekend contests with the            parent program. The program
               Turley Publications Sports Staff Writer                        Falcons coming out with a win and a loss.                    accepts both male and female
                                                                                 The two-game set started on a positive note with a        high school dropout teens that
   SPRINGFIELD -                                                              6-3 victory at Bridgeport on Friday, Dec. 17.
The Springfield Falcons                                                                                                                    are pregnant or parenting. The goal of the program
                                                                                 The Falcons took control of the game with a very          is to assist teens in achieving their GED while at the
announced Tuesday                                                             strong first period as they scored early and often in the
that Springfield Pro                                                                                                                       same time, providing on-site child care services for
                                                                              opening 20 minutes. David Savard scored his first pro        their children. Teens also must attend life skills work-
H o c k e y, L L C h a s                                                      goal just 1:36 into the first period giving Springfield
been purchased by a                                                                                                                        shops and home visits where they are guided in child
                                                                              a 1-0 advantage, followed by Chris D’Alvise scoring          development and parenting classes, budgeting, job
new local ownership                                                           his second marker of the year at 4:01 of the opening
called Falcons Hockey                                                                                                                      training, etc. Teen parents are encouraged to consider
                                                                              frame. The Falcons expanded their lead to 3-0 at             college once they have completed their GED, or to
Entertainment, LLC.                                                           12:06 of the first period when Jonathan Sigalet tallied
   The transfer of own-                                                                                                                    attend a career institute where they can acquire a skill
                                                                              his second goal of the year.                                 that will provide a livable wage. They ultimate goal of
ership has been unani-                                                           In the second period, the Falcons built a 4-0 lead
mously approved by                                                                                                                         the program is to break the cycle of poverty.
                                                                              when Dane Byers scored his first goal of the night
the AHL’s Board of                                                            at 5:57. Bridgeport’s Jeremy Colliton cut the Sound
Governors. The new                                                                                                                           Dave Forbes is the sports editor for Turley Publications. He
                                                                              Tigers deficit to 4-1 at 8:02 of the second period with      can be reached at or by calling 413-283-
ownership group will                                                          a power play goal, but Byers tallied his second marker
consist of majority                                                                                                                        8393 ext. 237.
                                                                              of the night just 19-seconds later giving the Falcons a
owner Charlie Pompea,                                                         5-1 advantage.
along with minority                                                              With the Falcons leading 5-2 in the third period,
owner Bruce Landon.
   The Falcons also
extended their affilia-
                                                                              Micheal Haley scored the Sound Tigers third power
                                                                              play goal of the game at 10:40 of the final period, but
                                                                              John Moore would record his second goal of the year
                                                                                                                                              Allen, Clark named
                                                                                                                                              SHS Boosters’
                                               Turley PublicaTions PhoTo by
tion agreement with                       david henry      at 12:47 of the final stanza ending the scoring in a 6-3
the NHL’s Columbus                                                            Springfield win.
B l u e J a c k e t s a n d Springfield Falcons minority                         Springfield goalie Gustaf Wesslau stopped 30 of a

                                                                                                                                              November ‘Athletes
extended their lease owner, President and CEO Bruce                           possible 33 shots.
with the Massachusetts Landon announces the sale of                              The Falcons fell to Providence 3-1 on the road on
Convention Center the team to Falcons Hockey                                  Sunday, Dec. 19.

                                                                                                                                              of the Month’
Authority.                  Entertainment, LLC.                                  The Falcons opened the scoring at 7:29 of the first
   “I am very honored                                                         period when D’Alvise scored his third goal of the year.
to join the very long tradition of professional hockey                        Providence evened the score in the second period
here in Springfield and I am sorry I could not be                             when Maxime Sauve tallied his fifth marker of the
with you today for this special announcement,” said                                                                                                              By JAn potteR
                                                                              campaign at 4:46.                                                         Suffield High School Publicity Liaison
Pompea.                                                                          In the third period, Providence took their first lead
   “I have met many of the players over the years                             of the game just 1:14 into the final period when Sauve             SUFFIELD - The Suffield High School
while participating in the Springfield Falcons annual                         netted his second goal of the game putting Providence           Athletic Boosters recognizes Luke Allen and
golf outing to benefit the Shriners Hospital and other                        on top 2-1. Kirk MacDonald added some insurance                 Molly Clark as its November “Athletes of the
charities. I have always been impressed by the team’s                         at 17:38 of the third period giving the Bruins a 3-1            Month.” Each month, students are selected based
outstanding involvement in the local community.                               advantage late in regulation.                                   on their athletic accomplishments, attitude, lead-
   “As we move forward, our intention is to keep hock-                           Wesslau finished with 29 saves.                              ership, and sportsmanship. These student ath-
ey here in Springfield and provide a consistency of an                           The Falcons are at home for Providence at 3 p.m.             letes are role models for others in the school and
NHL affiliation. We also want to provide our fans                             on Sunday, Dec. 26, are at Manchester at 7 p.m.                 lead by example.
with aggressive, entertaining and winning hockey. I                           on Monday, Dec. 27 and at home for Worcester on                    Luke Allen, a senior who has been on the
realize that our record on the ice has not been very                          Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 7 p.m.                                    Varsity Football Team for three years, exhibits a
impressive over the last several years, but we have                                                                                           great attitude both on and off the field. Luke led
been assured by the management of the Columbus
Blue Jackets that they will do their very best to pro-                        Falcons players spread holiday cheer                            the team in receiving yards this season and led
                                                                                                                                              the team with interceptions. He is a very polite
vide us with players that will help us bring winning                            For the second straight year, the Springfield Falcons         and respectful young man. Since the team does
hockey to Springfield.                                                        players delivered holiday gifts to pre-selected families        not have captains, it chooses game captains, and
   “We want to thank the business community and the                           at the Greater Springfield YMCA as part of their spe-           to Luke’s credit he has been chosen three times
fans for their excellent support and patience as we look                      cial holiday cheer program.                                     this season. Always possessing a positive atti-
forward to their continued loyalty. What we need now                            Falcons players, along with their wives and girl-             tude, Luke never has anything negative to say
is to put more fans in the seats and be that extra player                     friends, purchased and wrapped the gifts for this               about other teams and always stays involved in
that will help us bring the Calder Cup back where it                          special delivery. The Falcons and wives/girlfriends             practices. He is an honor roll student.
belongs.”                                                                     arrived on a Peter Pan Bus to the YMCA to present                  According to Luke’s coach, Dave Smith, who
   Since 1994, the Falcons have brought enjoyment                             15 families with holiday gifts. A special thanks to             just completed his first year coaching football at
to growing numbers of fans throughout Western                                 Dillweedz Café in downtown Springfield as well for              the high school, “Luke has made it a pleasure to
Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut. The                                   their special donation to this special event.                   be here because he gives 100 percent at practices
Falcons are currently in their 17th American Hockey                             This special holiday event is part of the YMCA’s              and games and has not missed one practice or
League season.                                                                “Devoted Families - Enriching Lives Teen Parent                 game this season.” Despite separating his shoul-
                                                                                                                                              der last season, Luke returned this year and had

                                            Calendar Notes
                                                                                                                                              a very good season.
                                                                                                                                                 The other student athlete for November is
                                                                                                                                              Molly Clark, a senior who has been a part of the
                                                                                                                                              girls varsity swim team for four years. She has
                                                                                                                                              swum in States for the last three years and quali-
Suffield Little League registrations                                          is always a need for new and additional volunteers
                                                                              to administer baseball and softball programs to the             fied for States this year.
                                                                              town’s boy and girl Little Leaguers. All volunteers are            Captain this year, Molly shows her positive
   SUFFIELD - Suffield Little League is pleased to
                                                                              welcome, and you don’t have to have a child partici-            attitude as she helps the younger swimmers with
announce its registration schedule for the 2011 season.
                                                                              pating in Little League to volunteer.                           their strokes, always congratulates opponents
   There will be a walk-in registration on Saturday,
                                                                                 There are currently two board positions open at this         after a race, and is a “vocal cheerleader,” accord-
Feb. 5 at a site to be determined. The snow date for
                                                                              time, league president and concessions officer. The             ing to coach Beck. Not only is Molly a swimmer,
registration will be Feb. 12, 2011.
                                                                              league president is responsible for coordinating the            but she is a talented lacrosse player. Here, too,
   Parents will also be able to register their Little
                                                                              activities of the board and representing the League at          she is recognized for her positive attitude and
Leaguers online or by mail from Jan. 16 through Feb.
                                                                              district meetings. The concessions officer is responsi-         leadership skills.
                                                                              ble for Chet’s, the concession stand at Christian Fields           “She has a cool head, an open mind, and a
   Visit in January for
                                                                              where the league plays its games.                               great respect for the game,” according to coach
more information and mail-in registration forms.
                                                                                 SLL is also looking for volunteers to support the            Santaniello.
   Regardless of how you register, you will be able to
                                                                              various board members and to staff the various com-                As a junior last year, Molly was in the running
sign up for our annual spring vacation baseball and
                                                                              mittees.                                                        for captain as she was well respected by her team.
softball clinics to be held on Feb. 21-22.
                                                                                 Please contact the SLL board secretary, Jim Danise,          She is seen as a role model because she takes the
   Please contact board secretary Jim Danise for fur-
                                                                              for further information at 860-978-2556, or via email           time to help make the younger players stronger
ther information at 860-978-2556, or via email at jjd-
                                                                              at                          and respects the game and the players. Molly
                                                                                                                                              sets an example for her team to follow as she is
                                                                                To have information about your organization included in       fully committed to improving the team.
Little League volunteer opportunities                                         the Southwick Suffield News, contact Sports Editor Dave
                                                                              Forbes by e-mail at, call him at 413-
                                                                                                                                                 Molly will be playing Division 1 lacrosse at
                                                                                                                                              Bryant University next year majoring in market-
  SUFFIELD - The Suffield Little League (SLL)                                 283-8393 ext. 237 or send it through the mail to: Turley        ing and management.
board is currently planning its 2011 spring, summer                           Publications, c/o Sports Editor Dave Forbes, 24 Water St.,         Congratulations to these exemplary student
and fall programs.                                                            Palmer, MA 01069.                                               athletes who are role models for all!
  As a 100 percent volunteer organization, there

                                                                                                                                           December 4, 010 •   Southwick Suffield News         • Page 1
Daniel J. Christian                                         held on Dec. 5 in Tolland Cemetery. Memorial con-
                                                            tributions may be made in June’s name to the Bertha
                                                                                                                      and Andrew Preye; his father, Earl Gokey; and many
                                                                                                                      other family and friends. A memorial service was held
  W. SUFFIELD – Daniel J. Christian, 91, of West            Fowler Hale Scholarship fund, 241 W. Granville Rd.,       Thursday at the Second Baptist Church, Suffield.
Suffield, passed away Friday, Dec. 17, 2010. He was         Tolland, MA 01034.                                        Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home, Suffield was
the husband for 47 years to Helen (Klimaszewski )                                                                     in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations
Christian. Daniel was born in Windsor Locks June 20,                                                                  may be made to the Lance Armstrong Foundation
1919, the son of the late Daniel K. and Estelle ( Kulas     Louise E. Driscoll                                        “LIVESTRONG” National Mail Processing Center,
) Christian. He lived in West Suffield most of his life.       SUFFIELD – Louise Edith (Wilkie) Driscoll, 80,         P.O. Box 6003, Albert Lea, MN 56007-6603.
Dan was one of the owners, along with his broth-            passed away on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at Suffield
ers, of Christian Farms Inc., serving as president for      by the River at River’s Watch in Suffield. Born in
the last 35 years. He was a communicant and former          Hartford Jan. 13, 1930, she was the daughter of           Sarah Goodwin
trustee of St. Joseph Church of Suffield. He was also       William J. and Vivian (Atkinson) Wilkie. She was            E. GRANBY – Sarah “Sally” (McGill) Goodwin,
a former director of the Windsor Shade Tobacco Co.          raised and lived in the South End of Hartford for         66, of East Granby, beloved wife of the late Charles
Dan was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.          many years, then moved to Wethersfield with her hus-      Goodwin, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010
Dan loved tobacco, from growing to harvesting. He           band Clinton, who predeceased her. She recently lived     at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford, the daugh-
was always looking forward to the next season’s crop.       in Suffield for the past three-and-a-half years. She      ter of the late John and Florence (Kellogg) McGill,
During his retirement years, he continued to closely        started working at the Traveler’s Insurance Company       she was the oldest of four children. She grew up in
monitor the tobacco industry. Dan also enjoyed watch-       at the age of 16 and remained in a supervisory posi-      Glastonbury and lived in Granby for over 34 years
ing all kinds of sports on TV, but most importantly         tion until her retirement. She was a member of the        before moving to East Granby four years ago. She was
spending time with his family. Besides his loving wife      Hillbilly Club and the Wethersfield Historical Society.   a graduate of Glastonbury High School, Class of 1962,
Helen, he is survived by five brothers and their wives,     She also worked at the Retiree Job Bank, was the          and she attended Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y.
Eugene and Wanda Christian of Suffield, Richard             treasurer at her church, and enjoyed traveling. Besides   Sally was a nurse’s aide before marrying her true love.
and Frances Christian of Windsor Locks, Kenneth             her husband, she was predeceased by her sister, Dora      She was a member of the East Granby Congregational
Christian of Windsor Locks, Ronald Christian of             S. Hall; and her brother, James C. Wilkie and his wife    Church. Sally was an active member of the East
West Suffield, and Arthur and Marilyn Christian of          Marilyn; as well as a nephew, John. She is survived by    Granby Senior Club. She enjoyed the many activities
Suffield; two sisters and their husbands, Ann and           a stepdaughter, Donna Ouellette of Enfield; a stepson,    that the East Granby Senior Center offered includ-
Robert Barberi of Suffield, and Mildred and Michael         Clinton Driscoll and his wife Carol of South Windsor;     ing the monthly “Out to Lunch Bunch.” She was an
Chmielewski of Suffield. He also leaves many nieces         three grandchildren, David Ouellette and his wife         avid reader, and she enjoyed knitting. She was active
and nephews, a godchild Elaine Bauchiero and her            Nicole, MIchelle Maynard and her husband William,         in a Granby knitting group. Sally was a loving and
husband Frank, Jr. and special nephew Paul Christian        and Jennifer Miller and her husband Anthony, all of       devoted wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed
and his wife Lorraine. In addition, he leaves two spe-      Enfield; and six great-grandchildren who she adored       spending time with her children and grandchildren.
cial grandnieces, Mary and Ann Bauchiero. He was            and loved, Morgan and David Ouellette, Jayden and         She is survived by her beloved daughter and son-in-
predeceased by two brothers and two sisters, Francis        Zachary Maynard, Sophia and Dominic Miller, all of        law, Katherine and James Connole of East Granby;
and Anthony, and Bernice Organek and Dorothy                Enfield. She is also survived by her brother-in-law,      three grandchildren who she adored, John, Jenna and
Caesar. The family of Dan would like to thank the staff     Michael Hall of Manchester; two nieces, four neph-        James Connole; a brother, David McGill and his wife
at Hartford Hospital and The Suffield House for their       ews and 13 great-nieces and nephews. The family           Miriam of Barkhamsted; and a sister, Johanna Hansen
compassionate care and support. The funeral services        would like to thank the staff at Suffield by the River    and her husband Mark of Glastonbury. Sally was also
were held from the Heritage Funeral Home, West              at the River’s Watch for their care and compassion for    predeceased by her son, Robert Goodwin; a brother,
Suffield, with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph     Louise. Funeral services were held at the Rose Hill       James McGill; and a niece, Rebecca McGill. Funeral
Church. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Suffield.        Funeral Home, Rocky Hill. Burial followed in the          services were held at Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral
Donations may be made to the St. Joseph Church,             Rose Hill Memorial Park.                                  Home, Granby. Burial followed in Granby Cemetery.
140 South Main St., Suffield, CT 06078.                                                                               Memorial donations in her memory may be made to
                                                                                                                      the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., I-91 Tech
                                                            Evangeline Falls
David B. Clark                                                 E. GRANBY – Evangeline (Lennox) Falls, 87 of
                                                                                                                      Center, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3045; the American
                                                                                                                      Psychiatric Association, 1000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington,
  SOUTHWICK – David B. Clark, 64, of Southwick,             East Granby, passed away peacefully at her home           VA 22209-3901, or to the East Granby Congregational
a former resident of Monson, died Tuesday, Dec. 14,         on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010 after a lengthy illness.        Church, P. O. Box 390, East Granby, CT 06026.
2010. Born in Holyoke to the late Raymond W. and            She was the devoted wife of the late Arthur Falls,
Jessie N. (Smart) Clark, he lived in Monson for many        and was a beloved sister of Arline Bingham of East
years before moving to Southwick in the 1980s. David        Granby and Diana Malloy of Pawley’s Island, S.C.          Carol A. Hinkel
was a manager for Image Inks, a U.S. distributor of         She will be missed by other family members, sister-in-      GRANVILLE – Carol A. (Thompson) Hinkel, of
printing supplies and products. Prior to Image Inks,        law Patricia Lennox and brother-in-law Lee Malloy.        Granville, passed away on Dec. 14, 2010, at St. Francis
he worked for the former Rexcel in Ludlow. David            She adored her nieces and nephews, and grandnieces        Hospital. She was born in New Britain, Conn., on Dec.
was a former superintendent of the Monson Cemetery          and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her lov-       31, 1941, and moved to Lyndonville, Vt., at the age of
Department in the 1970s. He was also a volunteer for        ing neighbors and great friends, the Wiernasz fam-        four. She is survived by her beloved husband, Roger
the Monson Fire Department. David was very active           ily of East Granby. Evangeline was also predeceased       A. Hinkel, of Granville. She was predeceased by her
as a volunteer for Brightside. He was on the steering       by her brother, William Lennox. She was a lifelong        parents, Harland G. and Lillian (Chadsey) Thompson
committee for funds and development. He was also on         resident of the Hartford area. As a young woman she       of Sheffield, Vt., and her stepson, Timothy Hinkel, of
the board of directors for Growing Together Group           attended the University of Michigan and then nursing      Somers, Conn. She graduated from Lyndon Institute
in Southwick, a member of the Westfield Grange and          school at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.      in Lyndon, Vt., in 1960 and then went on to work for
Chaplin for the Southwick Grange and a member of            She worked as a medical lab technician for a number       United Airlines reservations at Bradley International
Christ Church United Methodist in Southwick. He             of years for Connecticut Mutual Insurance Co., and        Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. She also worked at
was a lifelong NASCAR and race fan. David leaves            was a member of Immanuel Congregational Church            Kaman Aircraft in Bloomfield making the company’s
his children, Davis S. Clark and his wife Hiliary of        of Hartford. She cared deeply for her many friends        air reservations. Carol managed three travel agencies
Northampton, Brad D. Clark of New Salem, Pamela             and neighbors, and was well known for her love of         in Connecticut, including the Gardner Travel Agency
Clark of West Brookfield; his former wife, Christine        her cats. A funeral service was held at the Taylor &      of Suffield, Turtle Travel Agency of East Granby and
Clark of Monson; his brother, Raymond W. Clark III          Modeen Funeral Home, West Hartford. Burial fol-           McKenna Travel Agency of Windsor Locks. She did
of Southwick; and his grandchildren, Adeline Ford           lowed at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. Donations         a lot of traveling in the U.S., the Caribbean, Europe
and Kaia Reese Clark. Services were held at Lombard         may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.         and even South Korea. She then went to work for
Funeral Home, Monson. A memorial service was held                                                                     Hamilton Standard in Windsor Locks for 20 years as
at Christ Church United Methodist, Southwick with                                                                     an executive secretary. She enjoyed cross-country ski-
burial at Hillside Cemetery in the spring. Memorial         George B. Gokey                                           ing, gardening, reading and motorcycle riding with her
contributions may be made to Christ Church United             ENFIELD – George B. “Lovey” Gokey, 58, of               husband. Besides her husband, Roger, she is survived
Methodist, 222 College Highway, Southwick, MA               Enfield, formerly of Suffield, beloved husband of         by her brother Harland W. Thompson and his wife,
01077.                                                      Laurie (Laughlin) Gokey, died peacefully on Sunday,       Eileen, of Holbrook, NY; and her sister Joan Johnson
                                                            Dec. 19, 2010 at his home, surrounded by his family.      and her husband Glenn of Lyndonville, along with
June M. Clark                                               He was born Oct. 26, 1952 in Springfield, the son of
                                                            Earl Gokey and the late Ruth (McMahon) Gokey.
                                                                                                                      three nephews and one niece. She is also survived
                                                                                                                      by her stepson Scott Hinkel and his wife Stephanie;
   TOLLAND – June M. (Forker) Clark, 90, of                 George was a 1970 graduate of Cathedral High School       her stepdaughters Paula Morin, Robin Taylor and
Tolland, formerly of Canton Center, Conn., passed           in Springfield. He worked at the Atlantic & Pacific       Cheryl Schile, along with 18 grandchildren and five
away peacefully Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, in the               Tea Company for 13 years before becoming a vendor         great-grandsons. Carol also leaves behind a special
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington, Conn.          at Freihofer Baking Company and later Pepperidge          daughter-in-law, Angie Hinkel, and a cousin, Danice
Born March 22, 1920, in New Britain, Conn., she             Farms Cookies. George enjoyed sports, the outdoors        Sargent, who was like a sister to her, plus many spe-
was a daughter to the late Llewellyn P. Forker Sr.          and was an avid cyclist with the “Cyclonauts” Racers.     cial relatives and wonderful friends like “The Lunch
and Leora M. (Avery) Forker. She married John L.            On Oct. 10, he completed the “Great River Ride” of        Bunch.” A memorial service to celebrate Carol’s life
Clark in 1951 and enjoyed their togetherness until          112 miles through the Berkshires. In his career as        was celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 18, at Leete-Stevens
his passing in 1999. She loved to knit, sew and cook,       a runner, he finished six marathons, including the        Enfield Chapels. Burial will be private. Memorial
and was renowned for her pies, and especially her pie       Boston Marathon and competed in countless races           donations in Carol’s memory may be made to the
crust, and would often be asked to bring them to fam-       of all types, including Half Iron Man competitions.       St. Francis/Mt. Sinai Regional Cancer Center, 114
ily gatherings. In the last nine years she knitted over     He refereed high school basketball with the IAABO         Woodland St., Hartford, CT 06105. To leave an online
300 children’s “lovies” (blankets) that went to abused      Board 6 in Middlesex and Hartford Counties for the        message of sympathy, please visit www.leetestevens.
children. She was a member of the Tolland Ladies            past 25 years. George also enjoyed fly-fishing, kayak-    com.
Aide Society, enjoyed helping make maple syrup, but         ing and camping. He was an easy-going, man’s man
her true passion, was being a wife and mother. She is       who could relate to anyone. A gentle soul, devoted
survived by her son Stanley, of Elmira Heights, NY;         husband, father and a doting grandfather, he will be      David H. Johnson
daughter Jennifer Clark, of Tolland; and grandchil-         greatly missed by all. Along with his wife Laurie of        SUFFIELD – David H. Johnson, 93, of Suffield,
dren Betsey, Shannon and Megan Clark. In addition           over 27 years he leaves, his daughter, Kristin (Ingels)   beloved husband of 69 years of Winifred (Powers)
to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by          Preye and her husband William of East Longmeadow,         Johnson, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 17,
her brother Llewellyn, Jr., and sisters Lucille Eustace     Mass.; his sister, Donna Lefebvre and her husband         2010. He was born Oct. 18, 1917, in Springfield, Mass.
and Glenna Bagley. A graveside service for June was         Stephen of Springfield; his two grandsons, William        to the late Leone and Sarah (Goddard) Johnson.

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                                                                                                                             College Highway –
was a lifelong member of the Second Baptist Church         family-oriented woman who loved to spend time with
in Suffield where he was a life deacon, Church School      her grandchildren and attend their sporting and school             Big Y
                                                                                                                              Blossoming Acres
discussion leader, and past-president. For over 40         events. She was also a lover of cats and will be missed
                                                                                                                              DB Mart
years he worked at Suffield Savings Bank and even-         by her cat, Sassy. She leaves her daughters, Pamela                Fisher Auto Parts
tually served as president and chairman. He also was       Roberge of Vernon, Catherine Gwiazda and her hus-                  The General Store
involved with various town affairs. He was past mem-       band Tom of Enfield and Sharon Carey of Arcadia,                   Interstate Building Company
ber and chairman of the Suffield Board of Finance,         Fla.; brothers, William Clark of Idaho and Michael                 McDonald's
past member and chairman of the Suffield Board of          Clark of Nebraska; a sister, Joan Reed and her hus-                Milli's Deli
Education, charter member and past president of            band Charles of Canton, Mich; and her grandchildren,               Mrs. Murphy’s Donuts
the Rotary Club of Suffield, where he received the         Dylan and Christina Gwiazda and Oliver Carey. A                    Quick Stop Package Store
Paul Harris Award, the American Legion, member             funeral service was held in the chapel of the Nicholson            Ray's Family Farm
of the Suffield Mason & Melha Shrine, past mem-            & Carmon Funeral Home, Suffield. Burial followed                   Rite Aid
ber Suffield Pension Committee, former trustee of          in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Enfield. Donations may be               Rosewood Estates
the Kent Memorial Library, and a member of the             made to the Suffield Mini Bus Reserve Fund.                        Scibelli’s Mobil Station
State Pharmacy Commission. David was an avid Red                                                                              Shell Station
Sox fan, proud supporter of the UConn women’s                                                                                 Southwick Senior Center
basketball team, and a member of the “Tired Men’s          Bernice Smith                                                      Southwick Town Hall
Club” of Suffield. In addition to his wife, he leaves         GRANBY – Bernice (Quinn) Smith, 89, of Granby,                  Summer House
his son, David H. Johnson, Jr. and his wife Betty          passed away Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at MeadowBrook                  Point Grove Road –
of Newington; his daughter, Laurin (Missy) Moran           of Granby. Born in Orange, N.J., daughter of the                   Oak & Keg Package Store
and her husband Luke of Norwood, Mass.; daugh-             late Joseph and Anna (Lannon) Quinn, she lived in                  Jimmy's Pizza
ter-in-law, Judith Johnson of Knoxville, Tenn.; nine       Piscataway, N.J. for many years, moving to Granby                  Louie B's Restaurant
grandchildren, Jennifer, David, Matthew, Daniel,           20 years ago. She leaves three daughters, Diane                    Salmon Brook Restaurant
Katherine, Sarah, Timothy, David, and Amy; as well         and her husband John Blimling of Granby, Elaine                    Powder Mill Road –
as 11 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents,     Scalamoni of Somerset, N.J., and Jennifer Shuster                  Woodland Elementary School
David was predeceased by his son, Robert P. Johnson.       of Yankeetown, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Alethea                  Feeding Hills Road –
A memorial service was held at the Second Baptist          and her husband Alex Bustillo, Christina Blimling                  Calabrese Farms
Church, Suffield. Burial was private. Donations in         and her fiancé Clay Morad, John Blimling, Maria                    Southwick High School
David’s memory may be made to the Second Baptist           Goldstein, Kelly and her husband Curtis Barozzini,                 Southwick Library
Church, 100 North Main St., Suffield CT 06078.             Joseph Scalamoni, Jr., Rama Shuster and his wife
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                                                           April, and Corey Shuster; and six great-grandchil-                 Red Riding Hoods Basket
                                                           dren. The family would like to thank the staff at
Florence Roberge                                           MeadowBrook for their exceptional care and kind-
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  SUFFIELD – Florence Marie (Clark) Roberge, 76,           ness that was extended to their mother during her
of Suffield, formerly of Enfield, wife of the late Louis   extended residency. Services were held at Hayes-
                                                                                                                              The American Inn
“Norman” Roberge, died unexpectedly on Monday,             Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, Granby, followed                  ■ Suffield
Dec. 13, 2010, at her home. She was born on July 17,       by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Therese’s Church,            Mapleton Avenue –
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and Adella (Stankiewicz) Clark. Florence grew up in        Piscataway, N.J. Memorial donations may be made                    Sam's Convenience
Omaha, where she met her husband Norman while              to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation, 300                       Mountain Road –
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                                                        Turley PublicaTions PhoTos by
                                                                  lindsey ruscio

                                      It’s a marshmallow world in the
                                       winter, or so the popular holiday
                                        song goes, and there were
                                       plenty of them floating around
                                       Mrs. Saltmarsh’s first-grade
                                         class at Woodland Elementary
                                         School when students built
                                        makeshift “gingerbread”
                                       houses last week. At right,
                                       Madison Loubier displays her
                                        house. Above, first-graders
                                        Jesse Johnson, left, and
                                        Nathan Wilson, right, get
                                       some assistance from Jesse’s
                                      father, Jeremy.

Suffield Academy announces fall term Honor Roll
 SUFFIELD – The following students             ’11, Haley Leishman ’14, Graham Lowe           The following students were named         Lowe ’13, Ryan Malley ’14, Jordan
were named to the Suffield Academy             ’11, and Melissa Sych, ’12. WEST             to the Suffield Academy Honor Roll          Stanley ’13, and Molly Stromoski ’12.
High Honor Roll for the fall term:             SUFFIELD – Leah Life ’11, and Emily          for the fall term: SUFFIELD – Emily         WEST SUFFIELD – Benjamin Rakus
SUFFIELD – Katherine Battle ’12,               Mandirola ’12. SOUTHWICK – Erin              Aiken ’11, Joseph Begley ’11, Maire         ’11. SOUTHWICK – Conrad Mish ’12,
Margaret Casey ’11, Emily Leishman             Ferraro ’13.                                 Casey ’12, John DiPietro ’11, Geoffrey      and Abigail Wang ’14.

Southwick-Tolland Regional                                                                     Southwick-tolland special
School District slates screening                                                               education to undergo state review
                                                                                                  SOUTHWICK – During the                ment, and independent living. If you
  SOUTHWICK – The Southwick-                     • To help identify children who may
Tolland Regional School District will          need additional assistance in one of the        week of Jan. 24, the Massachusetts       feel that your child, or a child you
hold a screening for children who are          above developmental areas.                      Department of Elementary and             know, is not receiving the special
three and four years of age on Friday,           • It’s a prerequisite for enrollment as       Secondary Education (ESE) will be        education services to which they are
Jan. 14, at Woodland Elementary                a peer partner in the public school’s pre-      in Southwick to conduct a routine        legally entitled, you are encouraged
School, 80 Powder Mill Road. Any child         school program.                                 audit of the school district’s compli-   to request an interview with ESE
that resides in the towns of Southwick                                                         ance with special education laws.        to share your concerns. Call Lynn
or Tolland is eligible to participate in         The Southwick-Tolland Regional                The review will include an exami-        Summerill, Southwick-Tolland’s
this free screening. The screening is a        School District offers a high-quality           nation of selected student records,      ESE liaison, at (781) 338-3761 to
brief survey of a child’s growth in sev-       integrated preschool program that is a          classroom visits and interviews with     request an interview. ESE focus-
eral different areas (i.e. readiness skills,   language-based, educational program             staff, parents and other interested      es its attention on areas that inter-
speech/language, hearing and vision).          for children. It is reasonably priced and       individuals from the general public.     views indicate may be particularly
This screening is provided for several         has a payment plan. If you are interested          Federal and state special educa-      problematic, so be certain to contact
reasons:                                       in placing your child in this preschool         tion laws guarantee that students        ESE well ahead of the Jan. 24 on
                                               setting, please sign up for a free screen-      with disabilities will receive an edu-   site date. If you have any difficul-
  • To provide families with information       ing and make an appointment to visit            cation that prepares them for educa-     ty with this process, please notify
on how a child is developing in relation       our program. Call (413) 569-6598 for an         tion beyond high school, employ-         SPEDWatch at (978) 433-5983.
to other children of similar age.              appointment.

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                MonDAy, Dec. 27                          The Suffield Woman’s Club will host an                    12 p.m. in the beautifully-restored Florence Rand
                                                      “Organize Your Life” presentation on Tuesday,                Lang Auditorium. For more information, call (413)
  Join us at the next Socrates Café at Kent           Jan. 11, at the Suffield Senior Center, 145 Bridge           562-0716.
Memorial Library to seek the questions, explore the   St., at 12:30 p.m. Stephanie Bonini, a representa-
answers and then delve further into the questions     tive of California Closets, will advise us on up for to
                                                                                                    ways                    Fit Where
                                                                                                                      “GetView and orderYou Sit,” a Blog about it taught
                                                                                                                                                       yoga class in
that arise in good-spirited fellowship with other     organize our closets.                   mobile alerts                  chair and               our reader Pagano,
                                                                                                                   from a more photos facilitated by Janice forum
curious-minded seekers. Meetings are held on the                                                                   is offering a free trial class to anyone wanting to
fourth Monday of the month (Dec. 27) at 7 p.m.          The Suffield Interfaith Council will sponsor               improve flexibility, breathing, and strength, and to
No philosophy background required. Just bring         the 2011 King Holiday Observance on Sunday,                  reduce stress. No prior experience is necessary. The
your questioning mind and seeking spirit. For more    Jan. 16, at the Third Baptist Church, 188 Kent               class is held at the Genesis Spiritual Life Center, 53
information, call the library at (860) 668-3896.                                              www.southwick
                                                      Avenue, at 4 p.m. The keynote speaker will be The                   www.southwick               www.southwick
                                                                                                                   Mill St. Westfield, on Thursdays from 10-11 a.m.
                                                      Rev. Hopeton A. Scott, pastor of the First Baptist           For more information, call (413) 569-0444.
               thURSDAy, Dec. 30                      Church of Bridgeport. The event will feature the
                                                      Third Baptist Church Chorus and Suffield’s special             VFW Post 872 in Southwick invites the public
  The Southwick Republican Town Committee             interracial, interfaith, intergenerational choir.            to join us for our Sunday Brunch series. Brunch is
will hold a holiday gathering on Thursday, Dec. 30,                                                                served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Post on Point
at Tucker’s Restaurant, 627 College Highway, at 6        The Friends of the Agawam Public Library                  Grove Road, featuring an extensive array of break-
p.m. The event is open to the public. A donation of   announce their first-ever open juried photography            fast and lunch dishes served buffet style. There will
$10 is suggested and the committee is also collect-   show to be held from Feb.1-25. The deadline for
                                                                                              View a slide         be a cash bar available after 12 p.m. Adults, $12;
                                                                                                                            Join our local             View the
ing non-perishable food for the U.S.O. Open Food      entries is Jan. 25. The entry fee is $25. There will
                                                                                              show online                  social network            video online
                                                                                                                   children 7-10, $5; Children under 6 are free. For
Pantry. Donations can also be dropped off at the      be five categories: people, design elements, travel,         more information, please call (413) 569-9022.
Southwick Florist, 636 College Highway. For more      nature/landscape and animals. Entries are limited
information, call Chairman Bob Horacek at (413)       to one per photographer. Entry forms can be found              Citizens Restoring Congamond (CRC) and the
530-1697.                                             at
                                                                                            www.southwick                  Rink Restoration Committee are actively
                                                                                                                   Babb’s www.southwick           www.southwick
                                                                                                                   seeking volunteers to lend their time and talents
               UpcoMinG eventS…                         Members of the Southwick Public Library’s                  to the ongoing restoration of the Babb’s Beach
                                                      Adult Book Discussion Group may pick up and                  Roller-skating Rink in West Suffield. Volunteers
  The new year gets off to a swinging start when      pay for the Feb. 2 selection, Bridge of Sighs by             are needed on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and
the Agawam Cultural Council’s popular Applause        Richard Russo, while supplies last at the Circulation        Sunday from 12-4 p.m. For more information, con-
Series’ seventh season continues on Friday, Jan.      Desk. The discussion will be held at 6:30 p.m.               tact Scott Feron at (860) 982-7342 or visit www.
7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Agawam Public Library, 750                                                        
Cooper St. The Chet Pasek Quartet and Barbara                         onGoinG eventS…
Ween will share their pleasant blend of vocals,                                                                      TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) #344 of
vibraphone, piano, sax, and drums during an eve-         Want to meet other parents and kids? New to               Southwick meets Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. at the
ning of jazz standards and Broadway show tunes.       town? Just want to get out of the house? Come                Southwick Congregational Church, 488 College
This event is free and open to the public.            to Kent Memorial Library’s playgroup offered to              Hwy. All ages are welcome. For more information,
                                                      care-givers and children on Friday mornings from             contact Judy at (860) 668-7953 or Mary Ann at
  The Second Baptist Church of Suffield, 100          10 a.m. to 12 noon through April 2011. No age                (413) 562-4053.
North Main St., will hold a farewell reception        restrictions, no registration required – just drop in.
for The Rev. David Reed-Brown and his wife,           If special accommodations are required, please call            Come and chat with Second Baptist Church’s
Cindy, on Saturday, Jan. 8, from 4-6 p.m. p.m. in     in advance. For more information, please call Diane          own Pastor David Reed-Brown at the Suffield
Fellowship Hall. All are welcome to come and bid a    Morse or Wendy Taylor at (860) 668-3896.                     Dunkin’ Donuts on Mountain Road every
fond farewell to Pastor Dave and to thank him for                                                                  Wednesday from 4–5 p.m. Members of the commu-
his dedicated service to our church and community.      Bible study at Suffield’s First Church of Christ,          nity are welcome to stop by and say hello. Referrals
                                                      Congregational, based on The Gospel of Luke with             can also be made for people in crisis with particular
   The Mom Connection will meet on Tuesday,           Sr. Pastor Bridget Fidler. Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.           needs.
Jan. 11, at Westfield Evangelical Free Church, 568    through May 2011. It is not necessary to attend
Southwick Road, from 9:15-11:30 a.m. Mothers of       each session.                                                  Henrietta’s Thrift Shop, located at Southwick
all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to attend.                                                                 Congregational Church, 488 College Highway, is
For more information, call Michelle Longey at           Southwick-on-Stage meets on the fourth                     looking for gently used household goods. When you
(413) 737-3377.                                       Thursday of each month at Town Hall at 7 p.m.                are cleaning out your drawers and closets, consider
                                                      The community theater group will bring perfor-               donating your unwanted items rather than just throw-
                                                      mance art to the community, including the staging            ing them away. The shop is open on Wednesday,
                                                      of plays, musical performances and other activities          Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Senior Notes                                          that support community involvement in the arts.
                                                      For more information, contact Pat McMahon at
                                                                                                                     Your car, truck or camper may be worth more as
                                                                                                                   a donation than a trade-in. Call the Massachusetts
                                                                                                                   Association for the Blind at 1-888-613-2777 for
                Southwick                               Overeaters Anonymous Oasis Meeting,                        more information. Towing is free. All donations are
                                                      Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Southwick                     tax deductible.
           DAily ActivitieS cAlenDAR                  Congregational Church, Rte. 10/202 and Depot
                                                      St.; Overeaters Anonymous New Hope Meeting,
  Monday – 9 a.m., Pool. 9 a.m. to noon, Quilting     Fridays from 6-7 p.m. at Southwick Congregational               POLICY: Our calendar section is intended to promote
and Needle-working.                                   Church. Overeaters Anonymous New Friendship                  “free” events that directly affect a volunteer-driven organi-
  Tuesday – 9 a.m., Yoga, $3; 10 a.m., Bingo,         Group, Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. at the Church                zation that benefits the community. Paid events that are
5 cents per card; 11 a.m., Tai Chi, $3; 12 p.m.,      of the Atonement, Westfield. For more information,           not deemed fundraisers or benefits do not qualify. Non-
Painting, $3; 1p.m., Poker.                           call (413) 783-4198 or (860) 218-8550.                       charitable events that charge the public for profit are not
  Wednesday – 10 a.m., Line Dancing, $2; 12:30                                                                     allowed as we consider that paid advertising. The deadline
p.m., Ladies Poker; I p.m., Writer’s Workshop.          The Westfield Athenaeum, in partnership with               to submit calendar items is Wednesday at noon. We usu-
  Thursday – 9 a.m., Pool; 9:30 a.m., Aerobics, $3;   the Westfield State University Music Department              ally print one week in advance of an event. The listings
1 p.m., Ceramics & Poker.                             and Lydia’s Gathering Place, is continuing to                should be brief with only time, date, location, brief activity
  Friday – 9 a.m., swimming, $20 for 5 classes; 10    offer a free series of lunchtime concerts at the             explanation and contact info. A comprehensive calendar
a.m., Wii games, free.                                Athenaeum on the first Thursday of the month at              listing appears weekly online.

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     Miscellaneous                      1472.                                 ceiling textures. Fully insured.    they offer this service in their own
                                                                              Jason at Great Walls.
AVIATION                                          Services                    (413)563-0487
                                        CHAIR SEAT WEAVING &

GRADUATE in 15 months. FAA
approved; financial aid if qualified.   refinishing - cane, fiber rush &
Job placement assistance. Call          splint - Classroom instructor, 20 +
National Aviation Academy today!        years experience. Call Walt at
1-800-292-3228 or               (413)267-9680 for estimate.

                                                                                          •Site work

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                                                                                   •Sewer Connections
                                                                                      •Septic Systems

                                                                                                                              In Celebration of
                                                                                    •Drainage Solutions
                                                                                   •Pool Building Demo
         Hoosier Cabinet $400                                                               •Ponds
        Welder on Trailer $250
     10” Craftsman Tablesaw $150
                                                                                        •Lot Clearing
                                                                                      •Retaining Walls
                                                                                                                           Christmas & New Years
                                                                                                                       EARLY DEADLINES
                                                                                 •Excavator/Tri-axle Dump
                                                                                         “For All Your
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         $3,750 or Best Offer                                                    Here!                                 OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY
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       Real Estate                          Real Estate                         Real Estate                                    For Rent                                     For Rent                                 Auto For Sale
WARE 5 ACRE ESTATE lot off                                              around front porch welcomes you              1 BEDROOM APT., appliances.                                                                        2003 FORD F350,
Greenwich Rd. Access road site                                          into this spacious and open floor            Cummington Center $800 includes                                                              $17,000, green, 45,000 miles,
work complete. 260 ft Frontage                                                                                       heat. $500 no utilities. Available                                                           6.0 diesel, excellent condition,
along brook. Secluded and quiet,
                                                                        plan. Living room with wood floor,
                                                                        pellet stove and vaulted wood                now (413)634-5029 Alan or Rox-                 FOR RENT                                     doesn't need commercial plates.
town water & cable available.                                           ceiling opens to a huge loft                 Anne.                                                                                         With 8 FT plow. One owner.
Owner financing possible. Asking                                        upstairs. Big country kitchen with                                                                                                                413 559-9875
$75K Call (508)839-1092.                                                wood floor and hickory cabinets
                                                                        opens into dining area with slider                                                       All real estate advertising in this                 Autos Wanted
                                                                                                                                                                 newspaper is subject to the Federal
                                                                        to yard. First floor master with                                                         Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes          $$$ AUTOS WANTED TOP Dollar
                                                                        slider to porch, full bath with                                                          it illegal to advertise any preference,        paid for your unwanted cars,
                                                                        custom vanity and charming claw                                                          limitation or discrimination based on          trucks, vans, big & small, running
                                                                        foot tub. Two bedrooms and huge                                                          race, color, religion, sex, handicap,          or not. Call 413-534-5400.
                                                                        bath upstairs make this the perfect                                                      familial status (number of children and
                                                                                                                     ALL REAL ESTATE advertised                  or pregnancy), national origin, ancestry,      AAAA DONATION: Donate your
                                                                        family home. Every Attention was                                                                                                        car, boat, or real estate. IRS tax
                                                                                                                     herein is subject to the Federal            age, marital status, or any intention to
                                             PRICE REDUCED              paid to detail in this one owner                                                         make any such preference, limitation or
                                                                                                                     Fair Housing Act, which makes it                                                           deductible. Free pick-up/tow any
                                           PALMER – $279,900            home. Seller will consider trade!                                                        discrimination.
                                                                                                                     illegal    to      advertise    “any                                                       model/condition.              Help
                                     Custom Build home on an acre of    PLEASE CALL FOR A PRIVATE                                                                This newspaper will not knowingly accept
                                                                                                                     preference,        limitation,     or                                                      underprivileged children.
                                     wooded privacy is truly unique!    SHOWING.                                                                                 any advertising for real estate that is in
                                                                                                                     discrimination because of race,                                                          800-883-
                                     This gorgeous home has authentic              413-589-7462                                                                  violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
                                                                                                                     color, religion, sex, handicap,             informed that all dwellings advertising in     6399.
                                     country flair throughout! Wrap
                                                                                                                     familial status, or national origin,        this newspaper are available on an equal       DONATE YOUR VEHICLE LOVE
                                                                                                                                                                 opportunity basis. To complain about
                                                                               Land For Sale                         or intention to make any such
                                                                                                                     preference,        limitation,     or       discrimination call The Department of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                IN THE NAME OF CHRIST. Free
                                                                                                                                                                                                                towing & non-runners accepted.
                                   Smokey Mountain                      WARE 5 ACRE ESTATE lot off                   discrimination.” We will not
                                                                                                                     knowingly accept any advertising
                                                                                                                                                                 Housing and Urban Development “ HUD”
                                                                                                                                                                 toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. For the N.E.      800-549-2791. Help Us Transform
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lives In The Name Of Christ.
                                      Wood Co.                          Greenwich Rd. Access road site
                                                                        work complete. 260 ft Frontage               for real estate which is in violation
                                                                                                                                                                 area, call HUD at 617-565-5308. The toll
                                                                                                                                                                 free number for the hearing impaired is
                                                                                                                     of the law. All persons are hereby          1-800-927-9275.
                                                                        along brook. Secluded and quiet,
                                                                        town water & Cable available.                informed      that    all   dwellings
                                   Commercial and Residential                                                        advertised are available on an
                                    Brush and Land Clearing             Owner financing possible. Asking
                                                                        $75K Call (508)839-1092.                     equal opportunity basis.
                                                                                                                                                               STORAGE UP TO 3 units
           Fecon Bull Hog Forestry Mower &                                                                                                                     available 10x20 garage. Good for
           Mini Excavator with Flail Mower                                     Mobile Homes                                                                    vehicles, trailers, boats. NO
   Pasture Restoration           Wild Life Habitats                     DASAP MOBILE HOMES Sales                      Captain Fowler Apts.                     HOUSEHOLD STORAGE. $65 ea.
   Wet Lands Maintenance         Surveying Lines                        View all our new and used homes               College Hwy./Feeding Hills Rd.           (413)667-5281.
   Walking Trails                Horse Trails                           at                        (413) 568-4605
                                                                        (413)593-9961. Servicing all of
   Fire Breaks                   Lot Clearing                           Western Mass.
                                                                                                                          1 Bed, $750 includes HW,                Vacation Rentals
                                                                                                                          2 Bed, $850 includes HW,
   Brush Piles                   Orchards                                                                                  Pet friendly, scenic area,          LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE WEIRS
   Vineyards                     Reforestation                                Wanted To Rent                           Close to town, off street parking.      Beach, NH. Channel Waterfront
   Silt Fence Installation                                                                                                                                     Cottages. 1, 2, & 3 BR, kitchens,
                                                                        SMALL SPACE FOR a             sewing                                                   A/C, Free Wi-Fi, Beach, Dock.
                Seasoned Firewood Available                             studio with heat, electric,   access         “YOU MAY NOT ADVERTISE                    Walk    to     everything.    Pets
                                                                        to bathroom in your            home/         THE following under For Rent –            welcome**        Perfect        for
   Chris (413) 374-3166                        Westfield, MA            outbuilding.   Juniper         Talbot        Adults Only, Adults Preferred, or         meetings/weddings.      1-603-366-
                                                                        (413)634-0132.                               No Children.”                             4673,

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