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Apple Cider Pressing Time
Somers High School student Shannon (right) worked a shift pressing apples recently on Main Street in
Somers. The 17th annual Apple Cider Pressing event took place on Oct. 9 and 10 and was sponsored by
the Somers Rotary Club. The press, which was bought at auction for $25, is an antique built in 1947.
Photos by Barbara Bresnahan
In This Issue
FALLFEST: A look at cultural events
coming to the area ..............pp. 3-5
PEOPLE: Ellington youth earns Eagle
Scout honor for high school work......p. 7
EAST WINDSOR: Voters approve
sewer project by wide margin ....p. 8
EAST WINDSOR: Recreation department
offers programs................p. 10
EAST WINDSOR: ‘Fun’ paddle
showcases beauty of Scantic......p. 11
ELLINGTON: Process of drafting ethics
code a real learning experience....p. 16
ELLINGTON: Windermere gets visit
from life-changing program......p. 17
SOMERS: Library news ..........p. 27
SOMERS: Town awarded STEAP, emergency
management grants............p. 28
LETTERS: Selectman, former judge
weigh in on candidates..................p. 31
STAFFORD: Referendum defeats $12
million in spending......................p. 39
STAFFORD: Fall leaf pick-up schedule
announced for residnts ..................p. 41
AUTO: 638-horsepower Corvette ZR1
is automotive perfection ................p. 43
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By Linda Tishler Levinson
When voters go to the polls on Nov. 2,
they will be choosing candidates for
national, state and local office. Polls will
be open that day from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Candidates for governor to replace M.
Jodi Rell, who is not seeking re-election,
include Republican Tom Foley, a
Greenwich businessman and former
ambassador to Ireland, and Democrat Dan
Malloy, former mayor of Stamford. Also
seeking the governor’s seat is Independent
Thomas Marsh. Foley’s running mate is
Danbury Mayor Mark D. Boughton.
Malloy’s running mate is state
Comptroller Nancy Wyman. Marsh’s running
mate is Cicero Booker Jr.
Running for the U.S. Senate seat currently
held by Christopher Dodd, who is
not seeking re-election, are Republican
Linda McMahon, former CEO of WWE,
and Democrat Richard Blumenthal, the
current attorney general. Also running is
Independent Warren Mosler.
Seeking the 2nd Congressional District
Voters Face Myriad Choices
In Contests on Election Day
seat in the House of Representatives are
Republican Janet Peckinpaugh, a former
TV news anchor, incumbent Democrat
U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney and Green party
candidate G. Scott Deshefy.
35th State Senatorial District
Incumbent Republican state Sen. Tony
Guglielmo is being challenged by
Democrat Susan Eastwood in the 35th
state Senatorial District. Guglielmo has
served in the state Senate since 1992.
The state has been losing jobs and population
for the past 10 to 15 years,
Guglielmo said. “It seems to be getting
worse because the economy is doing poorly.”
He said state government isn’t friendly
to business. “They almost have a ‘gotcha’
attitude toward business,” he said.
Guglielmo advocates ending special tax
breaks that generally go to large companies
and specifically the film tax credit,
and spreading the funds used for those
programs around in the form of overall
business tax cuts.
Eastwood is workshop facilitator for the
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Ladies Auxiliary Craft Fair
STAFFORD - The annual Craft Fair sponsored by the
Ladies Auxiliary of the Stafford Fire Dept. #1 will take place
Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The firehouse is
located at 9 Colburn Rd. in Staffordville (one block in from
Route 19). Handmade items are great for Christmas gifts and
decorations. Everyone is welcome to shop for those special
gifts and browsers are always welcome. The fair will feature
the popular cookie walk and luncheon. New this year:
Children’s pictures will be taken on a firetruck.
49th annual Farmhouse Fair
ELLINGTON - The Ellington Congregational Church will
hold its 49th annual Farmhouse Fair on Friday, Nov. 5, from
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. Patrons may purchase a pasta dinner on Friday evening
and brunch or lunch on Saturday. There will be a large variety
of booths, including “Christmas Décor,” “Not Just
Quilts,” “Cookies in a Can,” “Raggedy Ann and Andy,” “The
Pantry” and much, much, more. Newer attractions are the
“Unique Boutique” and “Jazzy Jars.” What makes the fair
special is that all the crafted items and food are made by the
congregation. The church is handicap accessible. Please contact
the church office at 860-871-6606 for information.
Beer & Wine Tasting and More
ELLINGTON - On Saturday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m., come to
the Deer Valley Clubhouse for a night of fine Washington and
California wines, Berkshire Brewing Company beers, great
food, raffles, and music from Off the Clock’s Rob Thomas
Raffle prizes include hotel stays, heating oil, autographed
tennis memorabilia and more.
Tickets are $25 each and are available by visiting Five
Corners Wine & Spirits and Mark’s Country Wines and
Liquors in Ellington, calling 860-462-3627, or e-mailing
Funds raised from this event will go toward funding of the
Ellington High School boys and girls tennis teams, Ellington
junior and adult USTA tennis teams, and other tennis programs
financed by the Friends of Ellington Tennis.
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Education Foundation Benefits
from Boutique Night
EAST WINDSOR - “Boutique Night” sponsored
By LaNotte Restaurant, 17 Thompson Rd., East
Windsor, will benefit the East Windsor Education
Foundation. It will be held on Thursday, Nov. 11,
from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
This event will offer many items for holiday shopping
with vendors of various boutique products there
to demonstrate and provide tips and more.
Admission is free with light goodies provided by
LaNotte Restaurant. To be a vendor, or for more information,
contact EWEF Vice President Tracey Morin
at 860-623-6280 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The East Windsor Education Foundation provides
grants to education endeavors within the community
of East Windsor and its school system. Over the past
three years the foundation has provided grants for
everything from electric guitars to in-class high-tech
For more information about the foundation please
Golden Jubilee Bazaar
ELLINGTON - The St. Luke Church Golden
Jubilee Christmas Bazaar will be held on Friday, Nov.
12, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 13, from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parish center and church hall.
The church is located at 141 Maple St. in Ellington
and is handicap accessible.
Help us celebrate our golden jubilee year! Gift baskets
are back and are great for all the people on your
holiday list. Also featured will be a variety of handmade
craft items including wreaths, Christmas stockings,
beautiful knits, blankets, American Girl clothes,
jams, pickles, Pamper your Pet and more! Don’t miss
the delicious assortment of baked goods for sale and
enjoy a homemade meal fresh from the kitchen.
You will also find cemetery boxes, a children’s
gift room where children can buy gifts for parents and
siblings at a modest cost, attic treasures, vendors, and
much more. Don’t miss it. Bring a non-perishable food
item for a chance to win a $50 warehouse club gift card.
If you have any questions or need further information,
call Jane at the rectory at 860-875-8552.
SOMERS - The Somers Historical Museum, located
at 11 Battle St., Somers, will be open Saturday,
Nov. 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Locate the many
farms still operating in Somers on a map. Observe the
tools used on the farms in town, including two grain
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Get the inside scoop on Somers history by purchasing
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sale at the museum store. Look at the interesting architectural
features of the library, which turned into a
museum in 1962. This one-and-a-half story architectural
jewel with its copper-encrusted turret and floraentangled
art-glass beckons with its distinctive style
and still inspires the visitor.
Visit the Somers Historical Museum and get a better
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A New Use for Corn
Children who visited Scantic Valley Farm in Somers to explore its 7.5-acre corn maze got an added surprise in October.
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shovels, pails, and toy trucks, kids of all ages had a spook-tacular time.
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Musical Thriller “Sweeney Todd”
EAST WINDSOR - The Opera House Players present the
Tony Award-winning musical thriller “Sweeney Todd, The
Demon Barber Of Fleet Street” from Nov. 12-28, at the
Broad Brook Opera House, 107 Main St., Broad Brook.
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and
Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at
www.operahouseplayers.org or by calling the box office at
860-292-6068. The production is directed by Anna Giza,
12 South Rd. (Rt. 83) Somers, CT 06071
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December 5th, Sunday, 2:00 to 4:00 P.M.
For further details go to: www.SomersCultural.com
Limited Seating - Ticket sales begin Nov. 6th
Adults $12 Children $7
Call: 860-763-1833 for tickets after Nov. 6th
with music direction by Tony Romeo.
Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s “Sweeney Todd”
tells the tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to
London seeking revenge against the judge who framed him
and ravaged his young wife. His thirst for blood soon
expands to his unfortunate customers, and the resourceful
owner of the pie shop downstairs soon has people lining up
in droves with her mysterious new meat pie recipe.
STAFFORD - First United
Methodist Church, Main Street
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focused on children and families.
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SOMERS - The Somers
Congregational Church will hold its annual
Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 4,
inside the church located at 599 Main St.
in Somers. The hours of the bazaar will be
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a long-standing
event that is well attended by the community.
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WAGE Project $tart $mart Workshops and
coordinated the CT Coalition Against
Violence. He also has worked as a victims
advocate for Interval House.
She said the key issue facing the state is
jobs. “The solution is multifaceted,” she
said, adding that the short-term solution is
to support small businesses. For the long
term, she said, the state needs to support
green, bio-tech, and agricultural jobs.
“I think I have a lot of energy and a lot
of fresh ideas,” she said.
3rd State Senatorial District
Running for state Senate in the 3rd state
Senatorial District are incumbent
Democrat Gary LeBeau and Republican
Robert Gonzalez. LeBeau, who has served
in the state Senate since 1996, is a retired
teacher. The state budget crisis and the
economy are the key issues in this campaign
“What creates jobs are new businesses,”
he said. He said he supports the roundtable
tax bill, which would provide tax credits
for “angel investors,” who provide funding
for new enterprises.
Gonzalez works for the state
Department of Correction and has spent
three decades in public service.
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“Our main goal is to reduce the enormous
spending in the state legislature. I
believe that we can consolidate several
debts in order to reduce our deficit,” he
writes on his website. “With the decrease
of taxes, the private sector can engage
once again in hiring. Private sector jobs
are responsible for over 70 percent of job
7th state Senatorial District
Running for state Senate in the 7th
District are incumbent Republican John
Kissel and Democrat Karen Jarmoc, a twoterm
Kissel has served in the state Senate
since 1993. He said he wants to work for
jobs and fix the state’s $3.3 billion deficit.
“The majority Democrats got us into
this,” he said. “We’re frozen.”
He said that since he has been in the
state Senate, he has spent just two years as
part of the majority party. He hopes that if
more Republicans are elected, they can
bring the Democrats to the bargaining
table and work to improve the economy
and the state’s financial health.
Jarmoc agrees that jobs are the key
issue facing the state.
“There are 100,000 Connecticut residents
who have lost their jobs in this recession,”
She wants to address the state budget
deficit quickly so that businesses will feel
confident in staying in the state and keeping
and creating new jobs.
Jarmoc said she “has been an engaged
leader who gets results … At the end of the
day people deserve results.”
57th Assembly District
Running for state representative in the
57th Assembly District are incumbent
Democrat Ted Graziani and Republican
Graziani has served in the state House
since 1998. He is a senior buyer/planner
for Hamilton Sundstrand.
“Nothing happens without jobs,”
Graziani said of the state’s economic troubles.
He said this is a particularly difficult
time for the unemployed over 50 and
young people coming out of school.
He said to solve unions, the Connecticut
Business and Industry Association and
manufacturer alliances need to pull together.
The focus, he said, needs to be not only
on adding jobs but on job retention as well.
“I look at problems as opportunities,”
he said. “I pride myself on constituent
service. People reach out to me, which I
take a great deal of pride in.”
Davis has worked with the legislature’s
Finance, Revenue, and Bonding
Committee, serving as the assistant clerk,
the highest-ranking Republican staff position
with the committee. He is studying
for a doctorate in political science at the
University of Connecticut.
“The biggest issue is just getting people
back to work,” Davis said.
He wants to make the state more business-
“You can’t have employees without
employers,” he said.
52nd Assembly District
Incumbent Republican state Rep. Penny
Bacchiochi is being challenged by
Christian Center Party candidate Daniel
Traceski. Bacchiochi, who has served in
the state House since 2002 and is the
owner of Louis Real Estate Services, has
no major party opposition.
Secretary of the State
Running for secretary of the state are
Republican Jerry Farrell Jr., Democrat
Denise Merrill, Green party candidate S.
Michael DeRosa, Libertarian Ken Mosher
and Independent Michael Telesca.
Seeking the state treasurer’s office are
Republican Jeff Wright, incumbent
Democrat Denise Nappier, Green party
candidate S. David Bue and Independent
Andrew Grant White.
Seeking the comptroller’s seat are
Republican Jack Orchulli, Democrat
Kevin Lembo, Green party candidate
Colin Bennett, Libertarian Joshua Katz
and Independent Hugh Dolan.
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Markowski Earns Eagle Scout Honor for Work at High School
ELLINGTON - Eagle Court of Honor
for Justin Markowski was held at the
Gordon C. Getchell
Auditorium at Ellington
High School on Oct. 1.
Justin started his scouting
journey when he joined
Cub Scout Pack 77 as a
Tiger Cub scout in
September 1999. He progressed
through his cub
years and eventually earned the highest
award in Cub Scouts, the Arrow of Light.
Afterward, he joined Troop 96 in April
2003. In Justin’s 8th-grade year it became
clear to him that scouting was an important
part of his life and he became Junior Patrol
Leader. He achieved the rank of First Class
after serving as Junior Patrol Leader for
five months. During his time in the Senior
Patrol, Justin served as instructor and
assistant senior patrol leader with his
sights now set on becoming an Eagle
One day during his freshman year,
while Justin was in the band room at
Ellington High School, he approached the
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Running for attorney general are
Republican Martha Dean, Democrat
George Jepsen and Green party candidate
Stephen Fournier. They seek to replace
Richard Blumenthal, who is seeking election
to the U.S. Senate.
Probate Judge Contests
James Purnell is unopposed in the
band director to see if he had a sheet of
locations of instruments. The band director
said no. This simple
word of “no” inspired
Justin to use his passion
for music and his desire
to give back to the
Ellington Public Schools
to develop his Eagle
Justin looked into the
district music programs and discovered
that there was no form that contained all of
the musical instruments for the entire
school district. Hence Justin’s idea was
born, developed, presented to the leaders
of Troop 96, and approved. Justin set out
to categorize, organize and create a
spreadsheet of all the musical instruments
in the district.
Justin’s project grew to incorporate
Ellington Middle School’s music library.
The library at the middle school was in
need of an inventory of all the musical
scores. So Justin created a musical instrument
checklist and each musical score
(about 600 pieces) was reviewed and
Probate Court District serving Ellington.
Republican Marianne Lassman Fisher and
Democrat Brian Griffin are running for
judge of probate in the district serving East
Republican Timothy Kenney and
Democrat Mark Maniscalco are running
for judge of probate in the district serving
Stafford and Somers.
Registrar of Voters
Running for registrar of voters in
Ellington are Republican Wanda DeLand
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recorded. All of this happened with the aid
of his fellow scouts, leaders, Ellington
school teachers and administrators, his
friends and lastly his supportive mother,
father and sister.
Justin is a senior at Ellington High
School and will graduate in June. He is a
scholar athlete (running cross country and
playing tennis) and has made the high
honor roll or honor roll each quarter of
high school. He scored a perfect 800 on his
Chemistry SAT subject test, is an active
member of the EHS Jazz Band, is involved
with the drama programs as the musical
director, and is a member of the National
Honors Society. He represented EHS as its
Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership ambassador
and he was a representative to Boys’
State. Justin intends to attend a university
in fall of 2011 with hopes of attending
medical school one day.
Justin Markowski, Eagle Scout of Troop
96 in Ellington along with his Scout
Master and Eagle Advisor Michael
and Democrat Susan Luginbuhl.
Running for registrar of voters in East
Windsor are Republican Linda Sinsigallo
and Democrat Marilyn Rajala.
The battle for registrar of voters in the
town of Somers will be between
Republican Marjory Madden and
Democrat Jo-Ann Hornyak.
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Voters Approve Sewer Project by Overwhelming Margin
By Linda Tishler Levinson
EAST WINDSOR — The North Road sewer project
will soon go out to bid. Voters approved the project by of
517-169 in the Oct. 13 referendum.
The project, for which the town will receive $3.7 million
in grants, will extend sewer service from Shoham
Road along North Road to Mullen Road. It would allow
the town to replace the failing 40-year-old pump station.
EAST WINDSOR - Each year, the East
Windsor Department of Human Services
reaches out to neighbors and local businesses
for donations in support of its various
programs that it offers to residents in
need. While its greatest focus at this time
is on the Holiday Basket and the Adopt a
Family Program, the economic crisis is
causing a major increase in need for support
of the Special Needs Fund that assists
residents throughout the year. These funds
help East Windsor families facing great
financial hardship with emergency basic
needs such as heat, utilities, housing and
medical expenses when no other option
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The department continues to appeal to
the community spirit to help it provide a
happier holiday for less-fortunate residents.
It appreciates financial contributions,
whenever possible. This money
allows it to purchase specific items that it
does not receive in food donations or specific
gift donations and reduce the space
needed for storage.
It is extremely helpful to receive monetary
donation for the Holiday
Programs/Special Needs Fund by Nov. 10,
so the department may purchase necessary
items. Please make checks payable to the
Town of East Windsor Department of
Human Services and place it in the mail to
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It also will extend the town’s industrial corridor.
The town received an American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act grant for 43 percent of the project,
Menard said. It includes a $1,000,707 grant and a
$2,180,000 loan at 3.25 percent interest.
“It will not only help bring new businesses into the area
… It’s good for the health and welfare for the people who
are there now,” First Selectman Denise Menard said.
Human Services Department Puts out Plea for Help
P.O. Box 911, East Windsor, CT 06088.
If you would like to donate food, toys or
gift items, please contact Human Services
Department for further details and to coordinate
a drop-off time. This will insure
staff and/or volunteers anticipate and
assist donors, when necessary.
Drop-off date for Thanksgiving baskets
is Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop-off
date for December holiday baskets is Dec.
8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Adopt-a-
Family program is having drop-offs at the
If you have specific questions about
holiday programs, Special Needs Fund or
would like to volunteer to assist with any
of these programs, please call East
Windsor Human Services at 860-623-
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East Windsor Senior Services offers Variety of Programs, Trips
EAST WINDSOR - The East Windsor
Senior Center is the focal point for East
Windsor residents 60 years of age or older
who seek out recreational, social and educational
programs as well as transportation
and nutritional services. The center strives
to promote the socialization, independence,
self-sufficiency, and community
involvement of senior citizens. If you have
any comments or questions please call
Laura Clynch, director of senior services
at 860-292-8262 or e-mail email@example.com
You can download the center’s monthly
Senior Services Events & Activities calendar
and lunch menu by going to www.eastwindsorct.com.
Select town departments
& agencies and then scroll down to Senior
Bridge is by far the greatest card game
of all. It can provide immense challenge
and enjoyment for the rest of your life and
the senior center is the place to learn how
to play. We are taking signups now for
classes starting on Jan. 10 from 9 a.m.–11
a.m. Our classes will run for six weeks.
Call the center if interested.
Love to play cribbage? Well, have we
got a game for you. We are looking for a
few people who love the game to start a
club. Call the center and let us know you
Volunteer Drivers Sought
The Senior Center’s Meals-on-Wheels
program is looking for volunteer drivers to
deliver meals to our in-town homebound
seniors. You will be reimbursed for
mileage. Call Janet between 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Monday-Friday at 860-292-8279 if you
can spare an hour a day or two a week and
are interested in helping out.
For the month of November, the senior
center will have special drop-in days.
These days will be Nov. 5, 16, and 24 from
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Stop in and see what the center
has to offer.
Spring Village Day
On Nov. 2 we will be having “Spring
Village Day” from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Residents of Spring Village will have a
fun-filled day starting with a “Meet &
Greet” with T. Hill, transportation coordinator
for the Senior Center, from 10
a.m. to 11 a.m. A representative from the
East Windsor Ambulance Service will be
here from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to
assist anyone in need of filling out a
“File of Life” card. The card lists the
patient’s name, emergency medical contacts,
health problems, medications,
dosage, and other pertinent information
needed by emergency medical personnel.
The File of Life card enables ambulance
personnel to obtain a quick medical history
when the patient is unable to offer
one. Margaret Hale of ITN North Central
will do a presentation form 11:15 a.m. to
11:45 a.m. on services they offer. Melissa
Maltese, director of Parks & Recreation,
will join us after lunch from 12:45 p.m.
to 1:45 p.m. to do a craft with all in attendance.
Please call in advance to register.
On Nov. 9 will have lawyers Marcia
Hess and Neil Kraner from the law office
of Kraner & Hess available for 15-minute
private consultations from 1 p.m.–2 p.m.
on various elder law issues and questions.
Care for Veterans
Are you a Veteran or the surviving
spouse of a Veteran? Do you need home
care or other senior care services? In honor
of Veterans Day, Comfort Keepers of
Enfield and Weatherby & Associates, PC
will offer the free presentation “Caring for
Veterans - Know Your Options” at the center
on Nov. 10 at 12:30 p.m. The program
is open to the general public and refreshments
will be served. Comfort Keepers of
Enfield, a provider of non-medical home
care services, will review the most important
questions to ask when choosing home
care services for adults and veterans.
Henry Weatherby of the Life Care
Planning Law firm of Weatherby &
Associates, PC and a lawyer accredited by
the Veterans Administration, will explain
the “Aid and Attendance Program,” an
often overlooked source of additional taxfree
money for qualifying veterans in need
of home care or other senior care services.
Please contact the center by Nov. 8 to register
for this important presentation.
Knit Tat & Chat
Join us for our new weekly program
“Knit, Tat, & Chat.” We’ll be getting
together every Monday afternoon at 12:30
p.m. to knit, tat, and of course chat. So
bring your yarn and tatting materials on
Nov. 15 for our first session. Please call
the center by Nov. 10 if you are able to join
On Nov. 18 the center will hold its
annual Thanksgiving Holiday Social from
10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will enjoy a special
holiday meal provided for us by the
Community Renewal Team of Hartford
and we will be entertained by Dennis
Milner. The cost of dinner will be $2 per
person. Please call Janet at 860-292-8279
by Nov. 12 if you would like to be with us.
Movie and Muffin
On Nov. 23 we will be enjoying a morning
movie and muffin. Join us as we watch
“Julie & Julia,” starring Meryl Streep and
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Fall Programs and Events Offered by Parks and Rec Dept.
EAST WINDSOR - The East Windsor
Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction
with the Broad Brook School,
took part in our the annual International
Walk to School Day on Thursday, Oct. 14.
Our first thank you must go to BASF for
its generous donation that funded our walk
this year and allowed us to purchase
“Walking is Cool” bracelets and stickers
for all of the participants.
This was our best walk yet. Joining us
for the walk were state Rep. Ted Graziani
and state Sen. Gary LeBeau as well as the
East Windsor High School band, color
guard and cheerleaders. A special thank
you to Rocky the Rock Cat and the East
Windsor High School Panther for leading
the way and cheering our kids on. A great
time was had by all and we look forward to
an even better event next year.
Online payments with Webster Bank:
Amy Adams. We’ll start the movie at 9:30
a.m. and get done in time for lunch. Please
call the center by Nov. 19 if you’d like to
see the movie.
On Nov. 23 after lunch from 1 p.m. to 2
p.m. we will have a seminar on understanding
prescription and over-the-counter
labels. This very informative and educational
program is brought to us by the
University Of Connecticut School Of
Pharmacy. Please register by Nov. 19 by
calling the center.
On Nov. 1 we will be taking a fall
to register for our
upcoming pre-service training
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Don’t forget about our new online payment
option with Webster Bank. Please
check out our website at www.eastwindsorct.com
for up-to-date information on to
how to use this exciting new program.
Please call Melissa at 860-627-6662 with
Learn To Skate Program
2010 Olympic Fever on Ice Learn to
Skate Program at Enfield Twin Rinks: We
will be offering two sessions of skating
lessons for children in kindergarten and
Each session is five weeks long and
held on either Mondays from 4:50 p.m. to
5:35 p.m. or Saturdays from 5:20 p.m. to
6:10 p.m. The fee for each five-week session
is $89. Checks should be made
payable to Enfield Twin Rinks. Session
dates: Mondays Nov. 15-Dec. 13 or
Saturdays Nov. 20-Dec. 18. Please call our
office at 860-627-6662 with any questions.
foliage ride through the back roads of
northeast Connecticut up to Union to
enjoy lunch at the Traveler Restaurant.
Join us as we enjoy a great meal with good
friends and, as always, a free book for
Silver Screen Classics
On Nov. 8 will be going to the Enfield
Movie Theatre for its Silver Screen
Classics. This week we will be watching
“Svengali” from 12:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
The cost is $2 per person, which includes
admission to the theatre and a complementary
popcorn and drink.
Special Dial-a-Ride Trip
Join us on Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 11:30
a.m. for a special dial-a-ride trip to Ocean
State Job Lot and the new Aldi’s
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East Windsor Youth Basketball
Recreation league signups are ongoing.
Recreational basketball is for children in
grades K-8. Fee for this program is $50
with a $100 family cap.
Pre-season clinics will be scheduled in
November. Check our website at
www.eastwindsorct.com or www.ewsports.com
for the latest information.
Those interested in coaching or sponsoring
a team should contact Ted
Szymanski at 860-875-0031 for further
Hartford Colonials Football Discount
Attention, East Windsor Football fans!
The Hartford Colonials professional football
team has extended a discount offer of
$5 off each ticket purchased for their regular
season finale at Rentschler Field on
Nov. 20 at 3:30 p.m. to the East Windsor
Recreation Department. For tickets,
Supermarket in Enfield. If you would like
to attend this trip, please call the office by
Nov. 10. Armed Forces Luncheon
We will be going the Aqua Turf on Nov.
16 from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. for a special
luncheon in honor of our Armed Forces.
The fee is only $36 per person, which
includes transportation, lunch, and live
entertainment. The menu for the day
includes minestrone soup, chopped salad,
penne pasta, sliced roast beef, chicken
francaise, mashed potatoes, broccoli
polonaise, and peppermint stick ice cream
HEALTH & WELLNESS
• Free blood pressure and blood sugar
screenings the first Thursday of every
month. A nurse from the Visiting Nurse &
Health Services of Connecticut provides
please call 860-550-0357, ask for Jeff and
tell him that you are affiliated with the
East Windsor Recreation Department to
receive your ticket discount.
Senior Services Department Offers Trips and Health Services
(continued from page 9)
11th Annual Veterans
Day 5k Road Race
EAST WINDSOR - On Saturday,
Nov. 6, the East Windsor Veterans
Commission will sponsor the 11th
annual Veterans Day 5k Road Race.
The race will begin at the East Windsor
Town Hall, 11 Rye St., Broad Brook.
Race registration forms are available
at the town website at www.eastwindsorct.com
on the homepage under News
& Announcements and they are also
located in town buildings.
For more information, call Ernie
Teixeira at 860-331-4294.
this service from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The
dates for the remainder of the year are
Nov. 4 and Dec. 2. Appointments are not
needed. Just walk in any time.
• Podiatry services are on the first
Thursday of every month. This is by
appointment only and there is a fee. Please
call the center if you have any questions.
• Join us for our free Instructional Chair
Yoga facilitated by Nora VanHouten, yoga
instructor. This program is held every
Tuesday from 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Signups
are not required. Stop in and try a class.
• Senior Cardio Circuit Class is offered
every Friday from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
This program will run on a six-week cycle
and will cost $18. If you can’t make every
class or would like to just drop in for a
class, the fee is only $4 per class.
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‘Fun’ Paddle Demonstrates Beauty
of Scantic River and its Environs
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EAST WINDSOR - On Oct. 16, 20 people,
in 14 canoes or kayaks, took part in a
“fun” paddle on the Scantic River, which
passes through East Windsor. The
American Heritage River Commission of
East Windsor sponsored the event. The
paddle started at the Filter Bed area off
Mill Street, going downstream to Omelia
Road. That’s a river course of more than 4
This end-of-the-season trip was to show
all those interested the work the A.H.R.C.
175 West Rd.
has done to open up the river, making it
navigable for canoes and kayaks. This
wonderful, scenic trip demonstrated part
of the free recreation area available in
town on or along the Scantic River.
East Windsor’s American Heritage
River Commission is also working on a
Greenway Trail along the Scantic River
from Omelia Road, which extends at this
time upstream for approximately 1.5 miles
on the east bank. When completed, this
greenway trail will end at Old Ellington
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Bell Tower Is Fixed
Construction worker Stephen
Moores of Somers removes the
cross from the 125-foot high bell
tower of the Holy Trinity
Episcopal Church, formerly know
as Saint Mary's Church, in the
Hazardville section of Enfield.
The church, which was built in
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Colonel Augustus G. Hazard,
whom Hazardville was named
after, is undergoing a restoration
of the bell tower.
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A Blue Ribbon School
In honor of its recent appointment as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of
Education, Saint Martha School in Enfield held “Blue Ribbon Day” on Friday, Oct. 1.
During the day of celebration within the school, all students and staff wore blue for
the day, including homemade blue ribbons. All students were treated to ice pops and
lollipops, courtesy of Sr. Theresa Marie Grochowski, CSSF, principal. A Mass of
Thanksgiving was also held with 8th Grade students offering symbols of Saint Martha
School. A formal day of celebration will be held on Monday, Nov. 22, with a visit by
Archbishop Henry Mansell as well as local and state dignitaries. Pictured from left are
Angela Keene, Olivia Caronna, DeNiro Edwards, Gina Holmes, Mary Jablow, Megan
Phillips, and Rebecca Kaliff.
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ENFIELD – Walkers and runners of all
ages, mark your calendars. CHR has
announced that its fourth annual 5k
Frostbite Run will take place on Saturday,
Nov. 13. As in the past, the event will
begin and end at the Enfield Street School,
1318 Enfield St. (Route 5), Enfield, conveniently
located near I-91. Registration
will begin at 9 a.m. Runners will depart at
10 a.m., followed by walkers at 10:05 a.m.
This is a great opportunity to enjoy
some fresh autumn air and exercise along
a beautiful scenic course, all the while
helping a very worthy cause. All proceeds
of the Frostbite Run will benefit CHR’s
children’s programs, providing hope and
care for children in need. CHR is a nonprofit
behavioral health system of care
serving towns in central and northeast
The entry fee for the Frostbite Run is
$20 for pre-registered walkers and runners
and $25 for those who register on the
morning of the event. Long-sleeve event tshirts
will be available for the first 400
registered participants. Music, refreshments
and door prizes will add to the festivities.
Prizes will be awarded to male and
female runners with the best times in multiple
Sponsors are now being sought to
ensure the Frostbite Run’s success.
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Traditional Turkey $20.95
Mashed Potatoes, Gravy,
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Tennessee Gas Pipeline, an El Paso company,
has already stepped forward as a
major sponsor. Donors of $150 or more
will be listed on the race T-shirt, while
those who contribute $200 or more will
have the opportunity to have their business
logo displayed on the shirts. Other promotional
opportunities are available to major
donors of $1,000 or more. Donations of
food, beverages and race prizes are also
needed to make the event memorable.
For more information about the
Frostbite Run or to register or sponsor the
event, please call CHR’s Office of
Community Development at 860-731-
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Holly Auction and Dinner
ENFIELD - St. Martha School of
Enfield will hold its annual Holly Auction
and Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the
Holiday Inn in Enfield from 6 p.m. to 11
p.m. The Holly Auction and Dinner is a
fundraising event that includes dinner, a
live auction, a teacup raffle, a silent auction,
mystery grab bags, door prizes, and
fun and laughs. Tickets to the event are
$30 per person and can be purchased by
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Process of Drafting Ethics Code a ‘Real Learning Experience’
By Linda Tishler Levinson
ELLINGTON — The Ethics
Commission, working toward a final draft
of a town ethics code, met with the Board
of Selectmen in October.
According to commission Chairman
Ron Hall, the process has been more challenging
than he had expected.
“It’s turned out to be a real learning
experience,” he said.
ELLINGTON - Santa and Mrs. Claus,
as well as Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph
the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Santa’s elves
will be gliding into Ellington this year on a
special holiday float made especially for
them, thanks to Winterfest committee
member, Paul Scordato. “Nothing is too
good for our visitors from the North Pole!”
said Ellington’s Winterfest chairman,
Ellen Karadimas, “Come see what we’ve
conjured up for the Clauses!”
To stoke the holiday spirit, Ellington’s
Winterfest will begin on Friday, Dec. 3,
with a Holiday Sing-A-Long, presented by
the Ellington Singers, at Hall Memorial
Library, at 7 p.m.
Then, on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m.,
Ellington’s annual “Tree-Lighting
Ceremony” will begin at the gazebo on the
town green bordering Church and Main
streets and Route 140. Santa and Mrs.
Claus, along with their North Pole staff,
will appear shortly thereafter to greet their
young devotees and their parents.
And, before the clock strikes 5:30, this
celebratory occasion will be capped by the
Ellington Volunteer Fire Department’s
ever-wondrous “Torchlight Parade” down
Main Street, which includes the participation
of many fire trucks from all over
Meanwhile, more merriment will be
taking place, between 4 to 7 p.m. on Dec.
4, with featured activities and refreshments
at Hall Memorial Library; free hot
chocolate and cookies, courtesy of the
Ellington Women’s Club, at the Ellington
Senior Center; a historical display at the
Nellie McKnight Museum; and a childfriendly
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“We’re not the morality police,” he said,
adding that they also are not the town’s
The ethics code will be focused strictly
on what is its charge: situations in which a
town-elected or -appointed official abuses
the position for personal gain.
Among the proposals is banning officials
from accepting gifts with a value of
more than $100. The commission also is
proposing that officials must disclose any
matter in which they have a personal interest,
not just a financial one.
Several town employees were recognized
for service to the town at the Oct. 18
Board of Selectmen meeting. They are:
10 years of service: Kimberly
Gallicchio, lead custodian, and Gay
Szumyk, library assistant.
play, at the Ellington Congregational
The Congregational Church will also be
holding its annual “Gingerbread House
Baking Contest” again, so get your ovens
and creativity in gear. If interested, please
go to www.eccucc.org, click on
“Announcements” then “Gingerbread
20 years: Doris Crayton, director of
human services, and John Godek, maintainer
25 years: Michael Bard, police officer;
Thomas Davenport, marine constable; and
Patricia Grundman, children’s librarian
30 years: Allen Bump, marine constable;
Franz Redler, maintainer II; and
Nicholas J. DiCorleto Jr., finance officer.
Santa & Mrs. Claus ‘Floating’ To Ellington on a Special Holiday Float
House Contest” for further details, or contact
the church at 860-875-4512.
Santa and Mrs. Claus are looking forward
to riding in their new float at
Ellington’s Winterfest, and sharing in the
holiday season with you.
Come join in the fun and bring your
good cheer on Dec. 4.
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Windermere Gets Visit from Life-Changing School Program
“Don’t let your character change color
with your environment. Find out who you
are and let it stay its true color.”
ELLINGTON - Rachel Scott was the
first person killed at Columbine High
School in Colorado on April 20, 1999, the
day that marked the worst school shooting
in our nation’s history. In the days that followed
Rachel’s family found
six diaries that have
become the foundation
for one of the
school programs in America: Rachel’s
Rachel’s Challenge visited the 5th- and
6th-grade students at Windermere
Intermediate School on Thursday, Oct. 14,
and left a list of challenges for the students
there. Rachel’s story was presented by her
sister, Dana Scott, through videos, music
and audience participation. In addition, a
program took place that evening for the
community at Ellington High School. The
entire program was funded by Ellington
Youth Services, the Windermere
Intermediate PTO, and the Windermere
Intermediate School Guidance Program.
Marilyn Toback-Reveley, the school’s
counselor, coordinated the efforts to bring
IN THE S CHOOLS
Rachel’s Challenge to Ellington.
Rachel Scott was an extraordinary
teenager who somehow knew and mentioned
many times to friends she would not
live a long life. She was especially known
by her classmates for her many acts of
kindness and compassion. She wrote in her
diary that she would someday touch millions
of people’s hearts. In an essay she
wrote for a class,
Rachel said, “I have
CHOOLS this theory that if one
person can go out of
their way to show compassion,
then it will
start a chain reaction of the same. People
will never know how far a little kindness
can go.” Her dream was to start a chain
reaction that will ripple around the world.
Rachel’s story has indeed rippled and
impacted millions of people across the
world and continues to do so. The program
makes everyone aware of the scars that
bullying, intimidation and violence can
cause. After speaking to 5th and 6th
graders separately, the entire group came
together after lunch for information about
the Chain Link Club. This club will be
offered to students during recess and after
school for the remainder of the school year.
The goal is to create and sustain positive
climate change in the school.
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This was no ordinary assembly. For
these Windermere students, who were not
even born when the Columbine shootings
happened, the accounts of that tragic day
were somewhat surreal to them. By the end
of the day, however, the students were
given a glimpse of the life of Rachel Scott,
a young and energetic teen much like themselves
and how the “Power of One” can
truly change the world. Throughout the
presentation, Dana Scott presented five
challenges for the students. Challenge No.
1: Treat others the way you want to be
treated. Challenge No. 2: Dream big, and
believe in yourself. Challenge No. 3:
Appreciate everyone, mock no one.
Challenge No. 4: Use the power of positive
gossip. Challenge No. 5: Forgive and be
forgiven. A banner was placed on the wall
outside the cafeteria for students and staff
to sign if they chose to accept Rachel’s
Through the Chain Link Club, Toback-
Reveley hopes to create a positive and caring
atmosphere at Windermere that the students
can be proud of. “I would like to see
the children develop a desire to be kind to
one another,” said Toback-Reveley. The
club will come up with several projects,
such as writing letters of appreciation,
reaching out to new students and creating
posters with positive messages. At the end
of the school year, schools typically have a
“Rachel’s Rally” to celebrate the successes
Dana Scott shares lessons learned from
her sister Rachel’s diaries after she was
killed at Columbine.
Photo by Deborah Stauffer
of the year.
Perhaps Windermere will start a chain
reaction in Ellington and beyond. For more
information, you can visit its website at
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Senior Center Offers Various Classes, Programs and Trips
By Erin Graziani
ELLINGTON – The following programs are being
offered at the Ellington Senior Center.
Art classes beginning at the Senior Center are offered
every Tuesday morning from 9:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Artist
Mary Wolff teaches the technique of colored pencil. Cost
is $5 per class. A list of supplies is required before the first
class. Come to the Senior Center to pick up the list or call.
To register for classes, call the Senior Center at 860-870-
Memories & Creative Writing
This group meets monthly, every third Thursday of the
month from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Ellington Senior
Center where informal sharing of written poetry or oral
comments is shared. Come and join us! Note: Due to the
Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no Creative Writing
class held on Nov. 24.
Ellington Mom’s Blog Wins
Award For Best Parenting Blog
ELLINGTON - The Mommyologist, www.themommyologist.com,
owned and written by Ellington
resident Mary Fischer, a stay-at-home mom to her 4year-old
son, has been awarded the title of Best
Parenting Blog 2010 by Nickelodeon’s
The Mommyologist features humorous articles all
about the changes in life that go along with being a
parent. Mary especially focuses on inspiring mothers
to be confident and happy in their own skin, and in
their new roles as parents.
Fischer is a graduate of Hall High School in West
Hartford and the University of Tennessee. She has
lived in Ellington for almost four years.
The Parents’ Picks Awards was a nationwide online
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Onward and upward with our Musical Insights program,
which meets every second and fourth Monday of
the month at 6 p.m. Nov. 8’s program features male vocal
personality Paul Robeson, as presented by Jack Cohen.
Nov. 29’s program presented by Patricia Stoughton features
An Eclectic Musical program. All are welcome!
Light refreshments served.
There will be an informational meeting pertaining to
cribbage on Monday, Nov. 1, at 2:30 p.m. in the main
room of the senior center. We have a group who would
like to see cribbage become a part of our senior center. If
you are interested, please come. Additional information
will be forthcoming in future publications.
Medicare 2011 – Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 2 p.m. Anna
Turner of MSW/Town of Ellington Human Services and
Tom Hardecker from Long View Wealth Management
will present information on Medicare and Medicare Part
D for 2011. Call Anna Turner at 860-870-3131 to pre-register
for this program by Nov. 23. Refreshments will be
Tropicana: Atlantic City’s Showtime Tour. January 18-
20, 2011. Cost is $175 per person (double), $171 per person
(triple), $245 per person (single) occupancy, $20 cash
bonus! For additional information and to sign up, come to
the Ellington Senior Center. Make the Tropicana your
2011 Boardwalk Destination!
Norwegian Cruise Lines: Invites you to Nassau on Feb.
13, 2011. Sponsored by Tours of Distinction. Come cruise
with us to Great Stirrup Cay, Nassau. Prices range from
$909 (inside cabin) to around $1,200 (mini-suite).
Register at the Ellington Senior Center. Final payment is
due on Nov. 11. For more information, contact Ann
Harford at 860-872-0406. Passports are required for this
(Erin R. Graziani is the director of the Ellington Senior
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door to the Chuck Wagon Restaurant. The Senior Center’s
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Psychotherapists Mark Napiello, LMFT, Ruthie Lynch,
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support community projects. For information on joining The Ellington Women’s Club,
contact Lois Goodin at (860) 871-8133 or email@example.com, or visit
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Verizon Wireless Opens New Ellington Store
ELLINGTON — Verizon Wireless announced the grand opening of a new authorized
retail outlet in Ellington, CT. Express makes shopping for wireless voice and data products
convenient. Located at 175 West Rd, Express offers local residents and businesses
a wide variety of wireless phones, smartphones, accessories and services from Verizon
Wireless. Express has been a Verizon Wireless authorized retailer since 1998. Express
operates CT locations in Enfield, Stafford, Vernon and the new location in Ellington. All
locations are open 7 days a week. Store Hours are: Mon-Fri: 9 a.m.-8 p.m, Sat: 9 a.m.-
5 p.m, Sun: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Customers may shop at Express for the latest in wireless technology, including the latest
wireless, multimedia and smartphones and activate Verizon Wireless services including
mobile broadband. Express offers customers a convenient way to learn about applications
such as V CAST multimedia services, Skype on Verizon Wireless as well as
mobile broadband. Customers can also learn about pricing packages, including Verizon
Wireless Friends & Family®, which lets customers on eligible calling plans enjoy
unlimited calling to up to 10 numbers on any network, anytime, anywhere in America
without using plan minutes.
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From left, John Robertson of Wallingford, Jess Kupec of Ellington, Richard Almada of Old Saybrook, and Alan McGuiness of Berlin, and in right photo, from left, Patti LeFebvre
of Somers, Cheri Ziebka of Farmington, Nancy Manafort of Farmington, and Margie Callahan of Southington take a moment to pose on the tee during the 2010 Golf MS
Classic, held Monday, Sept. 27, at the private South Course at Lake of Isles in Stonington. The golfers played on the Saint Francis HealthCare Partners team, a Hartford-based
non-profit partnership between physicians and the Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. This year’s Golf MS Classic attracted roughly 90 golfers and raised more than
$80,000 for the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. The sixth annual tournament featured 18 holes of golf, silent drawing and auction, awards ceremony and dinner.
Funds raised by events such as the Golf MS Classic ensure ongoing scientific research to find a cure and provide for the continuation of vital programs and services offered by
the chapter to the more than 6,000 Connecticut residents affected by MS. To learn more about multiple sclerosis, its effects and the many ways the chapter helps
people with MS, please visit www.ctfightsMS.org.
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New Collaborative Sculpture Celebrates Mental Health
ENFIELD – “Believe, friendship, compassion,
inspiration, independence, real,
life, hope, unique.” These words are featured
on a special, original sculpture now
permanently displayed outside CHR’s
facility at 153 Hazard Ave. in Enfield. The
sculpture, which was dedicated during a
ceremony on Oct. 5, was created by
nationally recognized metal sculpture
artist Karen Rossi and the residents at
CHR’s Brook House program for adolescent
girls with serious emotional and
behavioral issues. It is intended as a lasting
monument to mental health.
CHR is a non-profit behavioral health
system of caring serving towns throughout
eastern and north central Connecticut. The
agency has enjoyed working with Rossi
since 2008, at which time she created a
donor recognition tree for CHR’s Capital
Campaign, as well as a whimsical Fanciful
Flight ornament symbolizing the hope
of recovery from mental illness and the
stigma that accompanies it. The sculpture
project was initiated in 2009.
Prior to beginning the sculpture, Rossi
worked with the girls at Brook House to
create individualized mosaics representing
something important to each of them. In
the process, they learned art techniques,
creative applications and how to express
themselves in an imaginative way.
The mosaics were displayed in windows
of West Hartford’s Blue Back Square
in the fall of 2009, where they inspired
many. Following the mosaics, Rossi and
the girls began working on the sculpture.
The girls brainstormed meaningful words
and phrases to be featured, while Rossi
worked with them to design and create the
The sculpture was funded in part by the
Arts Jobs program of the New England
Foundation for the Arts, made possible
with funding from the National
Endowment for the Arts and the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Additional generous support was provided
by AMF Property Management and the
Rockville Bank Foundation, Inc.
If you would like more information
about the sculpture or CHR, please call
Beth Connor, director of community
development, at 860-731-5522, extension
Flu Clinic To Be Held
ENFIELD - A flu clinic will be held at
Connecticut Medical Supply, located at
243 Hazard Ave., Enfield, on Nov. 16
from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Insurance plans
accepted are Medicare Part B,
Connecticare, HealthNet, Aetna, Wellcare
and Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
(Anthem’s J Plan is excluded).
If the flu vaccine is not covered by your
insurance company, you will be billed privately.
You will be responsible for any copay.
Fee for private pay with cash or check
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The Arbella Insurance Group Charitable Foundation recently donated $500 to CHR, a
non-profit behavioral health system of care serving towns in eastern and north central
Connecticut. This generous donation will benefit CHR’s Safe Home, a residential facility
for children removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. The check was presented
by representatives of Bearingstar Insurance of Suffield, a member of the Arbella
Insurance Group, on Oct. 7. Shown above during the check presentation are, from left,
Nancy LaRussa of Bearingstar Insurance; Beth Connor, Director of Community
Development for CHR; Marcia Millard; and Marleen Jakoboski of Bearingstar
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(Same building, new address)
(860) 763-3501 / Fax: (860) 763-1718
Share Your Warmth This Holiday Season
The library will be collecting donations
of new hats, scarves, mittens and gloves
beginning December 1 through December
15. These items will be distributed to
local families as needed throughout the
Monday - Thursday:
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
On the second Monday of
each month at 1:00 p.m. a feature
film will be shown in the
Blake Community Room. This
program is free and open to the
public. Please check our website
or call the library for more
If you have a special collection that you would like
to display, the library has an exhibit case to showcase
your items. The locked cabinet has glass shelves, is
lighted, and is located near the main entrance. Please
inquire at the front desk.
Denise Stankovics will lead a discussion of the
novel Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen on
Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 7:00 p.m. Decrepit castles,
locked rooms, mysterious chests, cryptic notes, and
tyrannical fathers all figure into this classic novel, but
with a decidedly satirical twist. Copies of the book
will be available at the library. Please call the library
to register for the discussion.
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Nov. 11 Veterans Day
Nov. 24 Close at 3 p.m.
Nov. 25 Thanksgiving Day
Dec. 24, 25, 26 Christmas Holiday
Fall Storytime Session II
Storytime registration for our next
session takes place November 1 - 5.
Somers residents can register beginning
Monday, November 1 and nonresidents
may register beginning
Tuesday, November 2. All storytimes
will run for five weeks and
begin the week of November 8.
Children 12-24 months, accompanied
by a parent or caretaker, will
meet on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
or Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. During
the lap-sit portion of this program,
children share a board book with
their caretaker. The toddlers will
also learn some songs and hand
rhymes. Each session ends with
Children 24-36 months, also
accompanied by a parent or caretaker,
will meet on Mondays at 10:30
a.m. The program will consist of
stories, songs, movement and a
craft. The program lasts for about 45
Children 3-5 years, will meet on
Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. or Fridays at
10:30 a.m. Children this age may
attend storytime on their own or be
accompanied by a parent or caretaker.
The program consists of stories,
songs, movement and a craft. The
program lasts for about 45 minutes.
Family Game Day: Unplugged
Saturday, Nov. 6 at 1:00 p.m.
We’ll provide a wide variety of
board games for lots of family fun.
This event is for kids with their families.
No registration required. Dropin
Tues., Nov. 16, 6:45 – 7:15 p.m.
Join us for
and a craft.
Wear your pajamas
and bring a
Somers Library Children’s Department
All ages are invited. No registration
Tails of Joy Reading Program
Saturday, Nov. 20, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Children are invited to visit the
library and read a favorite book to a
licensed therapy dog during the Tails
of Joy program. Reading Education
Assistance Dogs ® (R.E.A.D) uses
therapy animals to improve the literacy
skills of children. These special
animals volunteer with their owners
as teams, offering children an opportunity
to improve their reading in a
setting which has proven not only
effective but fun. Registration
begins November 6.
Family Movie Matinee
Saturday, Nov. 27 at 1:00 p.m.
We will show the new movie The
Search for Santa Paws, rated G.
Disney’s talking puppies return in an
all-new holiday adventure!
No registration required. Children
under 12 must be accompanied by
Snacks with Santa
Saturday, December 4
of the Somers
will hold their
Saturday morning, December 4.
Somers residents may register their
children for one of four sessions:
9:00, 9:45, 10:30, or 11:15. Each
program will feature the reading of a
Christmas story; time to talk with
Santa, and a snack and gift book at
the end of the program. Parents are
invited to bring along their cameras.
Due to the popularity of the
Snacks with Santa program, registration
must be done in person at the
library, beginning November 20.
Admission to each session will be
with ticket only. Children must be
Somers residents 8 years old or
Holiday Ornament Workshop
Saturday, December 18,
We will provide
items you need
to make a gift or
a treasured keepsake.
ages 6-10. Registration begins on
Tuesday, Dec. 21, 6:45-7:15 p.m.
Join us for Christmas stories,
songs and a craft. Wear your pajamas
and bring a stuffed animal.
All ages are invited. No registration
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Town Awarded STEAP, Emergency Management Grants
By Linda Tishler Levinson
SOMERS — Granted.
That’s the word around Town Hall recently.
Somers has received two 2011 Small Town Economic
Assistance Program grants totaling $220,000, according
to First Selectman Lisa Pellegrini. A $100,000 grant was
awarded for the senior center expansion and parking lot
Senior Center Will Be Expanded
Town Selectmen Lisa Pellegrini stopped by the Somers Senior Center Wednesday, Oct.
13, to announce to seniors during their club-organized luncheon that a grant to
expand the Senior Center has been approved. Pellegrini stated to many seniors that
the expansion would be for seniors only, and that a game room, computer room, exercise
room, and/or conference room can be built. Pictured above are Somers Senior
Center Club President Arlene Yarnes, left, with Pellegrini.
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repaving project. A $120,000 grant was awarded for the
new sidewalks that will be installed by the cemetery from
Battle Street to Main Street.
The sidewalk will help those living in the senior housing
communities gain better pedestrian access to town
businesses and services, Pellegrini said.
The town also received a $4,888 2010 Emergency
Management Performance Grant. The grant will be used
to upgrade the emergency services radios and help
“ensure a robust emergency management program,” the
first selectman said.
“I wrote three grants. I brought three grants. I’m very
happy,” she said.
Active, Retired Military Called for Heroes Event
SOMERS - All Somers residents (and
their families) who are serving or have
served in any branch of the U.S. military
are invited to a special “Hometown
Heroes” Veterans Day Saturday event,
hosted by the Somers 6th-grade class of
2017 on Nov. 13 at Somers Senior Center,
19 Battle St., Somers.
The Class of 2017 is preparing a ceremony
to honor those in Somers who serve
to protect our country. This ceremony will
include the presentation of a gift to the
community, purchased by the funds raised
during the class’s 3-POP fund-raiser in
Following the ceremony, all are invited
to stay for coffee and refreshments, served
by the class and their families. No RSVP is
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Clark Named To Who’s Who Among Achievers
SOMERS - Presidential Who's Who
Among Business and Professional
Achievers has announced that Victoria L.
Clark, broker/owner of CT Commercial
Realty & Select Homes, 612 Main St.,
Somers, will be included in its 2011 edi-
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tion. Inclusion in the directory indicates
that Clark has reached a level of recognizable
success in the real estate field.
The directory will be registered in the
Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
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A Fun Afternoon
with a Funny Guy
Somers husband and wife Bill and
Katy Gudauskas were finalists in a
statewide winner in a trivia competition
held by ConnectiCare for its VIP
Medicare members over the summer.
They participated in the finals on
September 24 in Cromwell hosted by
Scot Haney of Channel 3 in Hartford,
who kept everyone in stitches. Pictured
are (L to R): Finalist Kathy and Bill,
Vince Cuocci of Newtown, Scot Haney,
and Jan Narus of Stratford.
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In Support of Mark
for Probate Judge
The choice for judge of probate on
November 2 is very clear. Judge Mark
Maniscalco is an experienced probate
attorney with over 20 yearsin practice in
this field . He has been serving the districts
of Somers, Stafford and Union over the
past term as their probate judge.
This position is devoid of politics other
that the requirement to be on the ballot. It
requires more special knowledge and
experience than any other position on the
ballot. It also requires someone who is
very proficient in the areas of estate
administration, trusts, wills, adoption,
guardianship and conservatorships. This is
a very complex position that requires
much more knowledge and experience
than telling people to have simple wills
and a power of attorney. Lastly, Mark is a
very a compassionate, knowledgeable and
dedicated individual who is known for his
kindness, humility and competence. As a
SOMERS - The Somers Women’s Club
will again be offering Memorial
Scholarships available through the
General Federation of Women’s Clubs of
Connecticut (GFWC/CT) to qualified
former probate judge for some 22 years, I
feel very confident in endorsing Mark for
this very important office; knowing full
well that all of our citizens in the newly
formed district of Enfield, Somers,
Stafford and Union will be pleased with
the execution of his duties in this capacity.
Francis W. Devlin, Jr.
retired judge of probate Somers
In Support of Keeney
for Probate Judge
To the Editor:
On Nov. 2, the residents of Enfield,
Somers, Stafford and Union will have a
choice for probate judge. Tim Keeney is
the right choice.
women pursuing their education.
Applicants must possess a minimum 3.0
average and must have completed at least
two years of undergraduate study at an
institution of higher learning. Contact co-
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He is the right person for the job based
on his experience as a lawyer and manager,
his experience in the public sector serving
as the Commissioner, Connecticut
Department of Environmental Protection,
as well as the Environmental Management
Commissioner for the state of Rhode
Island, his military experience as a Navy
Seal during his 35 years in the Navy and
his commitment to his community through
countless years of volunteering.
Tim Keeney is a solid person with
strength, determination, compassion and
the necessary life experience to be your
As probate judge Tim will be required
to make tough decisions that will affect the
lives of everyday people. Throughout his
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Somers Women’s Club Accepting Scholarship Applications
chairs of the Scholarship Committee of
The Somers Women’s Club, Vange Chatis
at 860-749-8633 or Fran Shaver at 860-
749-0526 for an application packet and
further information. The application deadline
of February 10, 2011 must be strictly
followed and incomplete applications will
not be considered.
life Tim Keeney has made many tough
decisions. Tim has always been well prepared
He has never waived from duty and will
continue to bring the knowledge, compassion
and expertise much needed in the new
probate district of North Central
On Nov. 2 vote for Tim Keeney, the
right choice for probate judge.
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Supporting Fund Raising for MS
Bolton resident Ann Walsh, 46, (left) and Ellington resident Jaime Decaprio, 30, take a
moment to pose at the 2010 NBC Connecticut Health and Wellness Festival, held at
the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford on Sunday, Oct. 17. The pair, who participated
this summer in the Bike MS event in Colchester, stopped by the National MS
Society, Connecticut Chapter booth. Although neither has a personal connection to
multiple sclerosis, Walsh and Decaprio signed up this year to cycle 50 miles over two
days in support of Peter Rusconi, owner and operator of Cardio Express Fitness
Centers, where both work out in Manchester. “The ride was amazing,” Walsh said.
“We finished both days with an incredible sense of accomplishment. There’s no doubt
we will participate next year.” Together, the pair raised almost $1,000 to support Team
Cardio Express. The annual NBC Connecticut Health and Wellness Festival was held
Saturday, Oct. 16, and Sunday, Oct. 17.
The Lions Club of Somers
Cordially invites you to:
“VINO & BREW”
Saturday, November 13, 2010 6-9PM
Somers Knights of Columbus
236 Main St., Somers, CT
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mean for you
and your pets!
Join us as we sample a selection of fine wines and
beers from around the globe. Taste the best of local
cuisine from nearby restaurants.
Proceeds to benefit
the many charities the
Lions Club supports.
$25 per person.
RSVP Greg Altieri 860-604-2235
Church Cookbook Features 295 Recipes
from Members and Friends
SOMERS - The Ladies Aide Society of
the Congregational Church of Somersville
have gathered 295 recipes from a number
of its members and friends and have had a
cookbook, “Family Favorites,” printed.
The cookbooks, also containing several
pages of helpful cooking hints, are available
for purchase at the church office
located at 22 Maple St. or the Blacksmith
Shoppe in Somersville. The Blacksmith
SOMERS - The Ladies Aide Society of
the Somersville Congregational Church on
22 Maple St. in Somersville, will hold its
annual Holiday Treasures Fair on
Saturday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In
addition to some local vendors, there will
be a bake sale, tag sale, plenty of arts and
Shoppe is open Saturdays through October
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost of each
cookbook is $12. Orders may also be
placed via mail for an additional $5 to
cover shipping costs. Please be sure to
include payment with your order along
with your name, address and how many
cookbooks you want. For more information/questions,
please call the church
office at 860-749-7741.
Church Treasure Fair on Nov. 20; Vendors Sought
ENFIELD - The Fermi Safe Grad
2011 Annual Service and Goods Auction
is planned for Friday, Dec. 3, at the Elks
Lodge, North Maple Street, Enfield. A
fun-filled night is planned with a large
selection of items for bid. Tickets are $5
and can be purchased in advance by calling
Bill Rush at 860-632-4678 or by e-
crafts, an auction and more. A light lunch
will also be offered. Come and see all the
If you are a vendor interested in participating
in this event, please contact the
church office at 860-749-7741 or visit
www.somersvilleucc.org on the Internet.
Service and Goods Auction Benefits Safe Grad
mailing email@example.com Advance
tickets are redeemable for $5 in raffle tickets
at the event. Tickets are also available
at the door.
This event is open to the public, so
please bring friends and family. All proceeds
benefit EFHS Class of 2011 Safe
Grad night in June.
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Spoon River Anthology Stage Presentation
STAFFORD - Stafford Arts
Commission’s stage presentation of Edgar
Lee Masters’ “Spoon River Anthology” will
take place in November. The performances
are on Nov. 5 and 6 at 8 p.m. at the Ben
Muzio Town House, (Old Town Hall) 221
East St. (Route 19) Stafford Springs.
This dramatized adaptation, conceived
and arranged by Charles Aidman, and produced
by special arrangement with Samuel
French Inc., has a cast of nine local and
regional actors, singers and musicians. Set
in an Illinois cemetery in the early 20th century,
the dead share tales and secrets that
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could never have been revealed in their lifetime,
destroying the conventional images of
small town life. In short monologues, combined
with musical interludes, old grievances,
regrets for lost loves and failed ambitions
are disclosed by the former residents
of the town.
Tickets are $8, and $5 for seniors and students.
As seating is limited, advance reservation
is recommended. Extra parking:
Memorial Hall (Route 319) and the town
garage (Route 19). For tickets or information
please call 860-684-9500 or 860-684-
November Coffee House Features Donna Martin
STAFFORD – The Stafford Arts
Commission’s next free Coffee House will
be on Sunday, Nov. 28. One of the reasons
the quality of musicians for this event
remains very high is that the message is
spreading through the musicians’ network
that Stafford provides a warm and appreciative
At 7 p.m., singer/songwriter Frank
Critelli will open the program, playing
acoustic, folk-friendly music with rock-nroll
leanings. Over the years, Critelli has
played in a variety of venues – streets,
subways, colleges, festivals and coffee
houses throughout the United States.
Donna Martin, also a singer/songwriter
who plays acoustic/folk and country
music, will take the stage at 8 p.m. She has
Guests at St. Edward
Children's Fair, held
on Saturday, Oct. 23,
got the chance to visit
with Clifford the Big
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recorded five successful solo albums,
which include moving songs of the history
of slavery. Her writing and singing has
been described as “wistful and personal”
by Performing Songwriter Magazine.
The Coffee House location is Ben
Muzio Town House (Old Town Hall) 221
East St. (Route 19) in Stafford.
Refreshments are available. Extra parking
at the Town Garage (Route 19) and
Memorial Hall (Route 319). Please consider
bringing a non-perishable food item
donation for Stafford Family Services
There will be no coffee house in
December because of the holidays.
For more information, call 860-684-
9500 or 860-684-5211.
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A Friend – A Neighbor – A Proven Leader - A Veteran
n 12 years in the Connecticut General Assembly with over 30
years of Business Procurement Experience
n Supported laws that protect our environment in schools and
public buildings, banned aerial pesticide spraying in
residential areas, and increased recycling options
n Retained $500 property tax credit
n No cuts to municipal aid
n Obtained grants for senior housing
n Secured funds for expansion in East Windsor and Ellington
for economic development
n Supported new cost saving options for cooperative
agreements with other towns
n Secured state funding to keep Millbrook off the Federal
Superfund siting list
n Protected Dial a Ride Funding
n Obtained permanent funding for our Family Resource
n Protected once again the Soliders, Sailors & Marine Fund.
n Personal income tax credits for investments made in new
and emerging technologies
n Saved taxpayers money by closing a loophole in the Coast
Guard Academy, so discharged cadets would not continue
getting free tuition for military service.
n Expedited the business permitting process
n As Chair of the Committee on Veterans Affairs, I have led
the fight to protect rights and benefits for our Veterans and
HCommunity Community ServiceH Service
H Ellington Board of Selectmen, 1991-1999
H Vietnam Veteran U.S. Army 1966-1968
H Ellington Little League 13 years & Girls youth Softball-7
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More than a Candidate…
District 57 East Windsor Ellington
Legislator of the Year Award Commitment to
Families and Children, D.O.D award for
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More To Do
4 Increase training for unemployed residents
4 Provide small business owners the help they
need to create new jobs and stay competitive
4 Work to reduce size of State Budget
4 Property tax relief for homeowners
4 Improve Education Cost Sharing Formula for
East Windsor and Ellington
4 Eliminate state programs that fail to
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you in the Connecticut General
Assembly.Working together, we can continue to make a difference!
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Tim’s legal experience has utilized areas of the
law required to be a Probate Judge, such as
property law, wills and trusts, constitutional law,
rules of evidence, due process, and conducting
“If elected, I intend to retain the clerk and
assistant clerk from each current Probate Court in
Stafford and Enfield.”
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RE-ELECT JUDGE MARK J. MANISCALCO
Probate Judge - 4 Years
20 years experienced
CT practicing attorney
3 years law clerk for probate judge
Author of “The Probate Court
& Related Topics”
Performs Hospital Based Hearings
for In-Patient Citizens
Member, Trust & Estates section of
CT Bar Association
Member, Estates & Probate section
CT Bar Association
Represented hundreds of clients in
VOTE FOR PROBATE EXPERIENCE
JUDGE MANISCALCO = PROBATE EXPERIENCE
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Referendum Defeats $12 million in Spending for Improvements
By Linda Tishler Levinson
STAFFORD — The town bonding referendum was
defeated by a vote of 1,373-734.
The Sept. 30 referendum involved the town spending
$12 million, $10 million of which would have been bonded,
for capital improvement projects, including the development
of an industrial/business park, conversion of the
Witt School to an administration building for town and
school offices, a new Stafford Fire Department No. 1
building, a road reconstruction program and the demoli-
Stafford’s New Town Troubadour
STAFFORD - The Stafford Arts
Commission would like to congratulate
Jim Bailey for his recent appointment as
Stafford’s Town Troubadour at “Autumn
in the Park” on Sept. 26.
With the added bonus of beautiful fall
weather, Hyde Park was the setting for the
Commission’s fifth annual fine arts festival.
It was a day of multi-cultural enter-
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tion of the Burroughs School building.
“We can complete all five projects and borrow the necessary
funding without increasing our annual debt service
payments. This means that taxes will not increase to pay
for these projects,” First Selectman Michael Krol had said
prior to the vote.
“I want to thank everyone who took the time on this
rainy day to come out to vote on the future of our town.
We had the largest turnout for a referendum in Stafford
that anyone can remember. While the vote did not come
tainment for all ages and culminated in
this special announcement.
The presentation of the official proclamation
was made by First Selectman
Michael P. Krol, who commended
Bailey’s dedication to promoting the arts
in this town and particularly for his generosity
in sharing his own musical talent
with the community of Stafford.
Visit us at booth 1520
at the Osborne Jenks
Hartford homeshow on
Nov 5, 6 & 7th
First Selectman Michael P. Krol with Jim Bailey.
out in favor of the projects, we only had one month to get
our information out to the public. In hindsight, it was not
enough time to explain to everyone why this was our best
opportunity for Stafford’s future.
“Every day more people were calling and e-mailing us
for more information (even today),” Krol said the night of
the vote. “We will continue to strive to do what can be
done to improve the quality of life in Stafford. We will be
re-examining how to get more information out about the
projects to the people after the November elections.”
Photo by Amy Hartenstein
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High School Drama Club Dinner Theater
At the Stafford High School Drama Club Dinner theaters on Nov. 13 and 14, choose between four performances and menus in the Stafford High School cafeteria. “Aladdin and
His Wonderful, Magical Lamp” will be performed at noon on Saturday, Nov. 13, and at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14. “Cinderella’s Glass Slipper” performance will be at 5 p.m. on
Saturday, Nov. 13, and at noon on Sunday, Nov. 14. Noon performances either day include a soup and sandwich lunch for $8 per ticket, and 5 p.m. shows will be feature a pasta
dinner for $12 per ticket. Tickets are available in the office in advance; ask for Shirley. For more information, call 860-684-4233.
Photos by Amy Hartenstein
Monthly Free Lunch
STAFFORD – A free lunch is held at
Grace Episcopal Church on Spring Street
in Stafford Springs every third Saturday of
every month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Access and parking is at the back of the
church. Takeout is available, and everyone
is welcome to come and enjoy a free
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STAFFORD - Johnson Memorial
Hospital’s Auxiliary hosts its successful
annual “Holiday Boutique” in the
lobby/foyer of Johnson Memorial
Hospital on Friday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. There will be vendors, a food/bake
sale, like-new items, as well as many raffle
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School Holiday Marketplace
STAFFORD - The Stafford Elementary
School is seeking Vendors/ Crafters for its
Holiday Marketplace to be held on
Saturday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at
the school located at 11 Levinthal Run,
Stafford Springs. There is a $25 fee for
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Fall Leaf Pickup Schedule Announced for Service District Residents
STAFFORD - The Town of Stafford
will be picking up leaves (no bagged
leaves, please) that are raked to curbside
no later than 7 a.m. on the following dates
and streets. Leaves must be free of branches,
twigs and debris for pick-up. For more
information call 860-684-3448
Week of Nov. 1
Avery Park Road
West End Street
West Main Street
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Week of Nov. 8
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Let us help you cast a warm glow over your Christmas with our selection of Old
World Santas, whimsical snowmen, trees and trimmings, and vintage treasures,
all to fi ll your home with the warmth and joy of Christmas past and present. Make
your home a special place for the holidays with gifts and home accessories to tempt
your senses and warm your hearts.
Join us at our annual
Holiday Open House
November 5th • 5:30-8:30
November 6th • 10-5
63 West Main Street, Stafford Springs (Rt.190), CT 06076
Tue Sat 10-5 Sun 1-5 860-684-5157
Hyde Park Road
Week of Nov. 15
Seasonal flu vaccines will be administered to individuals age 18 and over. Medicare
Part B, Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ConnectiCare and HealthNet will be
accepted. If not covered by one of these plans, the cost is $35, payable by cash or
check. For more information, please call 860-763-7600.
Nov. 2, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
TSI Harley Davidson
398 Somers Road
Nov. 2, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Town of Enfield, Department
of Social Services
100 High Street
Nov. 4, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
89 Raffia Road
Nov. 6, 9:30 a.m. – noon
Enfield Public Library
104 Middle Road
Nov. 7, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30p.m.
St. Martha's Church
214 Brainard Road
Nov. 13, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Enfield Square - Sears
90 Elm Street
Nov. 14, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
138 North Maple Street
Nov. 15, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
United Methodist Church
41 Brainard Road
Nov. 16, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Connecticut Medical Supply
243 Hazard Avenue
Nov. 21, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
St. Adalbert's Church
90 Alden Avenue
Nov. 29, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Loaves & Fishes
28 Prospect Street
Nov. 10, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Somers Congregational Church
599 Main Street
Ice House Road
East Main Street
Harry Potter Release Party Planned at Library
STAFFORD - The next movie in the
Harry Potter series, “Harry Potter and the
Deathly Hallows Part 1,” is being released
in theaters this November. The PTO and the
Stafford Library will celebrate by having a
party on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 11 a.m. to
4 p.m. Beginning at 11 a.m., the library will
show one of the other Harry Potter movies.
A party with pizza, games, crafts and face
painting will follow.
Come dressed in costume and experience
the magic of Harry Potter. Which movie
would you like us to show? Vote when you
register and we will show the movie that
receives the most votes. Call 860-684-2852
or go online at www.staffordlibrary.org to
register. All ages are welcome, but parents
are reminded that children under 12 must be
accompanied by an adult while in the
Visit Us Online, Any Time At:
Nov. 6, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Johnson Memorial Hospital
201 Chestnut Hill Road
(by appointment only; please
Nov. 17, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Stafford Senior Center
3 Buckley Highway
Nov. 1, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Town of Union
1043 Buckley Highway,
Nov. 9, 8:30 a.m. – noon
100 Deerfield Road
Nov. 12, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
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Flights of Fancy Annual Holiday Open House
STAFFORD - Join the festivities at the
Flights of Fancy Art Gallery’s annual holiday
open house Nov. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4
p.m. Throughout the day, artisans will be
showcasing their talents and exhibiting
their works. Demonstrations of twig furniture,
jewelry, stained glass, beading, quilting
and wool spinning are scheduled.
Several local painters and photographers
will have exhibits and the gallery has
fused glass, felted wool and turned wood
creations. The open house offers a wonderful
opportunity to purchase unique, one
During the open house, Flights of Fancy
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will sponsor an Open Mike and local
acoustic musicians are invited to participate.
The gallery is a drop-off point for
Santa’s toy box and the Stafford Food
Bank. The “Reflections of Stafford” calendars,
sponsored by the Stafford Alliance
for Food and Fuel will be on sale.
Flights of Fancy Art Gallery is located
at 17 Crystal Lake Rd. (Rt. 30), Stafford
Springs, in the lower level of the Mallard’s
Nest Antique shop. Owner Georgia
Michalec welcomes you. For more information,
Church Hosting 4th Annual Brunch and Browse
STAFFORD - The Stafford Springs
Congregational Church at 3 Main St. will
have its fourth annual Brunch & Browse,
Saturday, Dec. 4, from 8 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. There is ample parking across the
street at the Town Hall.
For $6, a brunch of French toast bake
with sausage or potato cheese bacon casserole
served with homemade muffins, juice,
coffee and tea will be served. If you are in
a hurry, there will be an “Express Menu”
of juice, homemade muffin and coffee for
just $3.50. Take-out is available. Walk-ins
Before or after your meal, browse for
homemade treats of candies, fudge and
jams packaged in seasonal dishes or holiday
wrap at Dot’s Fudgery and Pantry,
SERRV gift items of world wide missions,
RADA, the ever-popular kitchen tools and
utensils, Children’s Christmas Books for
all ages at reasonable prices, and a Unique
Boutique and Attic Treasures, which will
round out this decorative event.
All of your purchases will be
“Christmas bagged” and you’ll have the
opportunity to own one of our themed
over-filled raffle baskets. We are looking
forward to seeing you again this holiday
Call 860-684-5021 if you choose to
reserve tickets to this event.
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The 638-horsepower Corvette ZR1 is Automotive Perfection
Sometimes my driveway is graced with
a Suzuki SX4. Other times I get automotive
royalty. My life has been graced with
the most powerful Corvette on the road –
the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.
The ZR1 packs under its carbon-fiber
hood a raised, polycarbonate window –
offering a view of the intercooler below
(or as I like to call it – “the mighty magic
maker”) that powers an LS9 supercharged
V-8 rated at 638 horsepower and 604 lb.-ft.
This is a beautiful engine that does its
job effortlessly. Granted, it has way more
power than can ever be used on American
highways (as well as European, Asian and
Australian roadways, too) with its top
speed of 220 mph. With a 0-60 time of 3.4
seconds, it eats up onramps and makes
passing a mere flick of your right foot on
There is an element of this car that
absolutely trumps its power – as hard as
that is to believe. That would be its handling.
As my co-pilot commented on a
spirited romp through curvy back roads,
“We’re moving and the car isn’t.”
That strong handling comes courtesy of
the standard Magnetic Selective Ride
Control that is tuned specifically for the
ZR1. The independent front and rear suspensions
have nearly instantaneous damping
adjustments that deliver cornering grip
of more than 1g. The heads-up display
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The 2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 delivers massive power from underneath
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Photo © Keith Griffin
shows your g-force as you pull through
corners. I’ve exceeded the 1g number on a
different Corvette on the infield track at
Pocono Raceway. I only wonder what I
could have done with the ZR1.
Even with great handling, you occasionally
need to mash the brakes – and the
ZR1 does not lack for stopping power. It
features Brembo carbon-ceramic brake
rotors made of a carbon-fiber-reinforced
ceramic silicon carbide material.
Chevrolet says they are “found on only a
few exotics and more expensive super-
Eddie Bauer version, green exterior, sand beige
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cars,” somehow overlooking the fact that
the ZR1 is an exotic car. Yes, Americans
can make exotic cars. The rotors measure a
whopping 15.5 inches in the front and 15
inches in the rear. My beloved Mazda5 has
11.8-inch rotors and weighs 90 lbs. more
than the ZR1.
Those large brakes deliver world-best
stopping power. In a review of the 2009
ZR1, Car and Driver said the ZR1 went
from 70 mph to 0 in 142 feet, “the shortest
stopping distance we’ve ever recorded for
a production car.” The italics emphasis is
Of course, this all comes at a premium
price, needless to say. The ZR1 has an
MSRP of $109,800. The model loaned to
me by Chevrolet for an oh-so-short two
days cost $124,345 after options such as
$2000 chrome aluminum wheels, the
$1300 gas guzzler tax, and a $10,000 premium
equipment group (including leather
(Foreign Car Specialists)
seats and interior) were tacked
on. That’s a lot of money for a
Corvette, some might think,
but not for a high performance
sports car, I would add.
The ZR1 offers a comfortable
ride thanks to the magnetic
ride control that allows for a
cruise setting of sorts. The
seats are well bolstered and the
power-adjusting front seats deliver support
in all the right places. No driver fatigue
was felt after a few hundred miles of driving
even with a little driving in the rain
thrown in for good measure.
The ZR1 does get slapped with the
aforementioned gas guzzler tax, which
surprises me a little bit. Even with some
spirited driving, my overall fuel economy
was about 17.5 mpg. The ZR1 runs on premium
fuel, but that’s not going to discourage
anybody with the funds and desire
from buying this car.
(Questions and comments about this
review and other automotive concerns can
be e-mailed to usedcars.guide@
about.com. All queries are answered.)
Wheelbase: 105.7 inches
Length: 176.2 inches
Width: 75.9 inches
Height: 48.7 inches
Curb weight: 3333 lbs.
Engine: LS9 supercharged 6.2L V-8
Torque: 604 lb. ft.
EPA estimated mpg city/highway: 14/20
Base price: $109,800
As-tested price: $124,345
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