Minutes / Newsletter

July 17th, 2019



President, Dave Pasqualicchio Report:

      ·  A Summer Reprieve…a very good turnout of membership for the 12pm (noon) start! Is this a sign that an early start for meetings makes more sense…or is it just part of the aging process?


      ·  All Worked Out Great…Nuchies provided a light luncheon for everyone to enjoy and membership seemed to have a good time.


      ·  Highlight of the Day… was the dedication ceremony for the Rex Hamilton Historical Marker, held just prior to the luncheon. A ceremonial unveiling of the first plaque to be placed in the “Honor Circle” at Central Square, with more to come. A place that can help showcase individuals who have inspired us by the work they have done for our community, or have helped to lead this quant village of Forestville. A special thanks to Bob Montgomery (Bristol Press) and Bill Lozito (CACO Print Productions) for their cooperation and coverage of this event.


Forestville Historical Markers… the bronze plaques that have been installed throughout the village depicting information on properties within our town and the history behind them. This program has been in place for appox. 6 years. The most recent addition is the Rex Hamilton marker (#6 in series), which is also the first marker to begin the “Honor Circle.” The next Honor Circle marker we would like to create would be for State Representative Betty Boukus, whom we lost in 2016. If you have any information you would like to share about Betty, please contact Dave @ Nuchies.


      ·  Congrats Are In Order… the baby is here! President Dave and wife Denise are now Grandparents! Daughter Victoria and her husband Brian welcomed their first child, Murphy Lee Kaye, on July 2nd (6 pounds 3 ounces)! Thank you for all your kind words, cards and gifts. It is very much appreciated!


      ·  No Meeting In August… a summer snooze. Stay cool, relax, be kind and just smile and good will happen. See you on Sept. 18th.


Opportunity to Help… Joan Trafford’s granddaughter, Colbi Brenner, is going on a mission trip with her high school to Guatemala. The cost of the trip is $4100 and she is looking for donations to help reach her goal. A motion was set and the F.V.A. will donate $200 towards Colbi’s trip. This is a wonderful opportunity!

           She is also in need of medical supplies, such as gloves, masks, band aids, etc… If you would like to donate in any way, or would like additional information, please contact Joan. All donated supplies can be brought to Nuchies Restaurant. Thank you for your consideration.


FVA Website…You can visit us at www.fvact.org Have you looked lately? Lots of info! Anyone interested in updating?


City Village Report:

City Councilors – (Dave Mills): I have such fondness for the F.V.A.’s work, its people and the pride you have in this community. It is such an important role you play inspiring other groups throughout Bristol. I feel a special bond here and you people have just done a terrific job!

  • Rex Hamilton provided terrific service to the Bristol Youth Programs. The “Honor Circle” you have created would be great for downtown Bristol.

  • The Mayor presented a solid report of city business and progress last month.

  • Josh Medeiros is doing a great job in his role as Superintendent of Park and Recreation.

  • Check out the Rockwell Park Concert Series! Bring a chair and relax.

First Deputy, Leo Bonola (Remarks) – I really like the historical value of the Honor Circle. It helps showcase individuals who have done so much for this village. Through time, important information about people tends to get lost, but this helps to keep their legacy alive. It will still be here after we are all gone. Thanks Dave!

Monthly Drawing Winner:  No Drawing

Vice President, Rick Leach: (fearless leader) – I’m still progressing to good health. I started cardio rehab today and I am walking better. Thank you again for the cards and prayers while I was in the hospital for 8 days.

·  John Gianoni (Pine Lake Commissioner, FLL) – No Report

·  Bruce Barton (Post 209) – No Report – Summer Break

·  Lt. Mark Morello (Community relations officer)  -

(Presidents Notes): Mark was “pummeled” by many village people with their concerns. He stood there and answered these questions quite honestly and held up good despite the many topics brought up. Here are some of the questions he faced…

  • There is a concern of trucks using the Veterans Memorial Blvd. as a means of a shortcut. Are the police enforcing the posted signs? Lt. Morello Response: I will notify the traffic division and see if additional enforcement is required.

  • There is a concern for loud mufflers on Rt. 72, along with speed being an issue. Can this please be looked into.

  • There is a concern with cars routinely not obeying the city cross walks. Are cars supposed to stop when pedestrians are trying to cross in the walkway?

            (Lt. Notes):

  • The city does not collect on traffic tickets they hand out.

  • Lakeside Dr. area, tires are being stolen off of cars. Be on the lookout and report anything you may see.


Correspondence Report:   Maryellen Holden

- Thinking of You – To Paul D’Aprile

- Thinking of You - To Kathy Newton

- Note of Congratulations – To Capt. Rich Guerrera for his promotion to Captain

- Note of Congratulations – To David & Denise for their first grandchild

Treasurer Report: Mary Jane Lindquist – All accounts are in good standing. All monthly reports are available at Nuchies. (President’s Notes): All hail MJ once again, as she continues to look out for our money! With her constant due diligence, she has been able to collect a Ct. Corporate Tax Refund/back rates in the amount of $943. Great job MJ! A call has been placed to Tom Nye at Nye Insurance asking for our current policy premium to be reviewed to see what other options we may have. We are still waiting on a response.

Membership 2019: Mary Jane Lindquist – It is time to renew your membership. Current 2019 Totals: Family – 66,

         Business – 45.  (President’s Note): MJ is following up on lapsed membership with great success! If you have not   renewed, please send in your 2019 dues, or the F.V.A. will no longer be able to send you the monthly newsletter.



  • Look around! If you see litter, pick it up. Every little bit helps!


Historical Markers:

      ·  Rex Hamilton Marker: Has now been completed, installed and dedicated. Stop by and visit the Central Square Park large island bed.       

      ·  Historical Marker #7: Manross Library Is next on the docket.

      ·  Historical Marker #8: Betty Boukus, to be placed in the Honor Circle


Fundraising 2019:

     · Pasta Dinner – Fall date to come. Food, some comedy and raffles. No Auction!

     · Suggestions (?)


Upcoming Events 2019:

     · TBA


Next Meeting –Wednesday September 18th,  2019 @ Nuchie’s – Meeting Time 5:30pm


If you have not already renewed your membership, please renew by sending your check payable to….  Forestville Village Association, c/o Mary Jane Lindquist, 81 Spark Avenue, Forestville, CT. 06010

Individual/ Family- $20.00_____, Non-Profit- $25.00______, Business - $50.00_______

Voluntary Donation - $________






Let us remember to support the businesses and non- profit organizations, who support us!


Albert & Korn, CPA’s


Hillside Community Church


Allied Sanitation, Inc.


Korean Veterans Association Bristol


American Clock & Watch Museum


Martel Home Improvement, LLC


American Legion Forestville Post 209


Max Pizza


Arf Arf Grooming, LLC


M.R. Home Care, Inc.


Arrow Manufacturing


Nuchies Restaurant


Atlantic Precision Spring, Inc.


Nye Insurance Agency


Black Bear Auto, LLC


O’Brien Funeral Home


Bristol Instrument Gears, Inc.


One Fifty Central


Bristol Police Union

Peter Roberge Painting Company


Broad Street Self Storage


Red Shed Christmas Trees


CACO Print Productions, LLC


RB Transmissions, LLC


City True Value Hardware


Rt. 72 Liquors


Costello Landscaping, LLC


Sassu Cuts, LLC


Cousins Oil


Scarritt Spas & Hot Tubs, LLC


Classic Plumbing By Reno


SERVPRO of Bristol


Crowley Auto Group


Simply Hair


DTF Remodeling, LLC.


St. Joseph Polish Society


Farmington  Bank


St. Matthew R.C. Church




The Healing Corner


Fletcher Properties


Ultimate Wireforms, Inc.


Forestville Lawn Care


Tollman Spring Co.


Forestville Little League


United Way of W.C. CT


Hartford County Tattoo


Webster Bank – Forestville




Now Accepting 2019 Membership Dues