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Fred Scalzi of Naugatuck finished first in his age group, 50 to 59, at the MxCC $cholarship 5K Oct. 27 with a time of 19:33. The race benefits the Middlesex Community College Foundation, which supports student scholarships, faculty development, instructional equipment, and public lectures at Middlesex Community College in Middletown.-CONTRIBUTED

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Juliana Felix, 5, of Naugatuck donated her hair to Locks of Love Oct. 13. When asked why, Felix said she donated her hair to the sick children that have no hair. -CONTRIBUTED

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The children at Naugatuck Day Care recently welcomed Bill Gloade, who’s Indian name is Mi’kmaq, to the center. Gloade talked to the children about his tribe, Native American history, culture, and dancing. Gloade taught the children and staff an authentic Indian dance. Gloade’s visit was to celebrate November being American Indian Heritage Month. -CONTRIBUTED

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Senior Girl Scouts from Troop 64538 presented a time capsule Oct. 28 at the Grange Hall in Prospect to Waterbury Girl Scout council representative Carmen Richtarich. The senior scouts from Beacon Falls and Prospect have been working on their Sisterhood Journey and chose to do a time capsule as their project in celebration of the 100th year anniversary of Girl Scouts. The time capsule will be held by the council and opened in 25 years. Pictured, from left kneeling, scouts Tori Skehan and Kate Rosa. Standing, from left, scouts Mysti Dahlman, Samantha Nuss, Elaine Ferretti, Kayla Sciarretti and Richtarich. -CONTRIBUTED

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As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Brownies and Juniors of Girl Scout Troop 64558 brought a little pink to Laurel Ledge Elementary School Oct. 19. At their October meeting, they made pink ribbons and distributed them to the entire staff at Laurel Ledge to wear. The scouts in Region 16 organized a ‘Girl Scouts Go Pink’ and encouraged staff and classmates to join them in wearing pink for the day. -CONTRIBUTED

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Members of the Naugatuck High School marching band perform for students at Cross Street Intermediate School in Naugatuck Oct. 26. The band took its fall competitive show on tour entertaining students from Cross Street, Maple Hill, Salem, Hillside, Andrew Avenue, and Western schools. After each performance, students at those schools had the opportunity to interact with members of the band to learn more about the program. For more information, visit www.naugatuckmarchingband.com. -CONTRIBUTED

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Three dozen Naugatuck High School Air Force Junior ROTC cadets recently cleaned the east riverbank of the Naugatuck River in Linden Park in Naugatuck led by Master Sgt. Gary Morrone, USAF (ret) and Lt. Col. Valerie Lofland, USAF (ret). This the sixth time this group has completed conservation projects along the Naugatuck River. More than a dozen bags of light debris, several shopping carts and tires, a rug, pieces of board and rusted metal debris were removed. The project was organized by Joe Savarese and Bob Gregorski of the Naugatuck River Watershed Association and sponsored by the borough of Naugatuck including the Mayor’s office, public works and recreation departments. Ron Tymula Manager of Student Transportation of America in Naugatuck donated the bus transportation. -CONTRIBUTED

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Naugatuck Savings Bank announced Tony Scafariello is the branch manager of the bank’s new Wallingford branch office. Scafariello, of Wallingford, previously was employed at Sovereign Bank in Wethersfield as vice president and holds a bachelor degree in economics from Southern Connecticut State University. The Wallingford branch office is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2012. -CONTRIBUTED

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Cub Scouts from Pack 110 marched in the Veterans Day Parade in Naugatuck Nov. 11. Scouts, from left, Michael Els, Christopher Minutolo, Mathew Bryant, and Ryan McCarthy. Scout leaders, from left, Jenn Bryant, Dawn Minutolo, and Ed McCarthy.-CONTRIBUTED

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Ashley Szantyr, 16, of Prospect, left, receives a Babycakes cupcake maker after winning first prize in the Beacon Falls Public Library’s first Great Cupcake Contest on Nov. 10. The contest featured 17 cupcakes, ranging in flavor from chocolate to bubblegum. At right Szantyr’s winning cupcake. –LUKE MARSHALL

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Timothy Beach of Prospect finished third in his age group, 50 to 59, at the MxCC $cholarship 5K Oct. 27 with a time of 20:13. The race benefits the Middlesex Community College Foundation, which supports student scholarships, faculty development, instructional equipment, and public lectures at Middlesex Community College in Middletown.-CONTRIBUTED

Fred Scalzi of Naugatuck finished first in his age group, 50 to 59, at the MxCC $cholarship 5K Oct. 27 with a time of 19:33. The race benefits the Middlesex Community College Foundation, which supports student scholarships, faculty development, instructional equipment, and public lectures at Middlesex Community College in Middletown.-CONTRIBUTEDJuliana Felix, 5, of Naugatuck donated her hair to Locks of Love Oct. 13. When asked why, Felix said she donated her hair to the sick children that have no hair. -CONTRIBUTEDThe children at Naugatuck Day Care recently welcomed Bill Gloade, who’s Indian name is Mi’kmaq, to the center. Gloade talked to the children about his tribe, Native American history, culture, and dancing. Gloade taught the children and staff an authentic Indian dance. Gloade’s visit was to celebrate November being American Indian Heritage Month. -CONTRIBUTEDSenior Girl Scouts from Troop 64538 presented a time capsule Oct. 28 at the Grange Hall in Prospect to Waterbury Girl Scout council representative Carmen Richtarich. The senior scouts from Beacon Falls and Prospect have been working on their Sisterhood Journey and chose to do a time capsule as their project in celebration of the 100th year anniversary of Girl Scouts. The time capsule will be held by the council and opened in 25 years. Pictured, from left kneeling, scouts Tori Skehan and Kate Rosa. Standing, from left, scouts Mysti Dahlman, Samantha Nuss, Elaine Ferretti, Kayla Sciarretti and Richtarich. -CONTRIBUTEDAs part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Brownies and Juniors of Girl Scout Troop 64558 brought a little pink to Laurel Ledge Elementary School Oct. 19. At their October meeting, they made pink ribbons and distributed them to the entire staff at Laurel Ledge to wear. The scouts in Region 16 organized a ‘Girl Scouts Go Pink’ and encouraged staff and classmates to join them in wearing pink for the day. -CONTRIBUTEDMembers of the Naugatuck High School marching band perform for students at Cross Street Intermediate School in Naugatuck Oct. 26. The band took its fall competitive show on tour entertaining students from Cross Street, Maple Hill, Salem, Hillside, Andrew Avenue, and Western schools. After each performance, students at those schools had the opportunity to interact with members of the band to learn more about the program. For more information, visit www.naugatuckmarchingband.com. -CONTRIBUTEDThree dozen Naugatuck High School Air Force Junior ROTC cadets recently cleaned the east riverbank of the Naugatuck River in Linden Park in Naugatuck led by Master Sgt. Gary Morrone, USAF (ret) and Lt. Col. Valerie Lofland, USAF (ret). This the sixth time this group has completed conservation projects along the Naugatuck River. More than a dozen bags of light debris, several shopping carts and tires, a rug, pieces of board and rusted metal debris were removed. The project was organized by Joe Savarese and Bob Gregorski of the Naugatuck River Watershed Association and sponsored by the borough of Naugatuck including the Mayor’s office, public works and recreation departments.  Ron Tymula Manager of Student Transportation of America in Naugatuck donated the bus transportation. -CONTRIBUTEDNaugatuck Savings Bank announced Tony Scafariello is the branch manager of the bank’s new Wallingford branch office. Scafariello, of Wallingford, previously was employed at Sovereign Bank in Wethersfield as vice president and holds a bachelor degree in economics from Southern Connecticut State University. The Wallingford branch office is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2012. -CONTRIBUTEDCub Scouts from Pack 110 marched in the Veterans Day Parade in Naugatuck Nov. 11. Scouts, from left, Michael Els, Christopher Minutolo, Mathew Bryant, and Ryan McCarthy. Scout leaders, from left, Jenn Bryant, Dawn Minutolo, and Ed McCarthy.-CONTRIBUTEDAshley Szantyr, 16, of Prospect, left, receives a Babycakes cupcake maker after winning first prize in the Beacon Falls Public Library’s first Great Cupcake Contest on Nov. 10. The contest featured 17 cupcakes, ranging in flavor from chocolate to bubblegum. At right Szantyr’s winning cupcake. –LUKE MARSHALLTimothy Beach of Prospect finished third in his age group, 50 to 59, at the MxCC $cholarship 5K Oct. 27 with a time of 20:13. The race benefits the Middlesex Community College Foundation, which supports student scholarships, faculty development, instructional equipment, and public lectures at Middlesex Community College in Middletown.-CONTRIBUTED
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