Noora-Sofia Kallio, second from the left, an exchange student from Finland attending Woodland Regional High School in Beacon Falls, was invited to attend pre-fleet week celebrations in New York City May 25 by the Finnish Embassy in Washington D.C. Kallio’s father was commander of the FNS Pohjanmaa, the ship the celebration was held on, for 10 years. Pictured with Kallio are her host parents, Marco and Melanie Miranda, and Lt. Cmdr. Mika Raunu of the FNS Pohjanmaa.
Naugatuck Mayor Bob Mezzo, left, hands Tim Andrew a check for the Robert D. Veillette Special Needs Trust with Bob Veillette at Veillette’s home in Naugatuck June 5. Andrew will be running the Mount Washington Road Race June 16 to raise money for the trust in honor of Gabby Steele, an 11 year old Prospect girl who passed away two months ago. The trust helps pay for Veillette’s care. Veillette suffered a stroke in 2006. To donate, checks for the Robert D. Veillette Special Needs Trust can be sent to attn: Brian DeVito at the Naugatuck Saving Bank, 251 Church St., Naugatuck, CT 06770, with a note in the memo line related to the race.
The Special Olympics’ Law Enforcement Torch Run took place last week prior to the Special Olympics Summer Games last weekend. The torch run raises funds and awareness for the Special Olympics.