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The Naugatuck Exchange Club held its 12th annual Community Champions Banquet March 12 at the Crystal Room in Naugatuck. During the banquet, the club honored Dolly Lengyel as Citizen of the Year, John DeBisschop as Firefighter of the Year, Andre Moutela as Police Officer of the Year and posthumously recognized MaryEllen Marques as Educator of the Year. Pictured, from left, DeBisschop, Lauren Marques, who accepted the Educator of the Year award in honor of her mother, Lengyel and Moutela.-LUKE MARSHALL

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Robert Vidler and Raymond Mercure from USA Martial Arts in Naugatuck were promoted to 2nd Dan Black Belt at a grading held on Feb. 22 at the Boys Club in Waterbury. -CONTRIBUTED

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Woodland Regional High School senior Ainsley McMahon, of Prospect, will perform the part of Cinderella in the Brass City Ballet’s premiere of Cinderella March 16 at 6:30 p.m. as part of the ballet’s annual Spring Gala at the Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Mainstage Theater. The evening features a silent auction and a post-performance champagne reception with the proceeds benefit the ballet’s Margery Hall Fisk Scholarship Fund. For more information, call (203) 598-0186. -CONTRIBUTED

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Naugatuck Cub Scout Pack 109 recently held its annual Pinewood Derby. The top winners of the derby, from left, were Nathan Rocheleau, Ethan Puc, Simon Carvalho, Andrew Zembruski and Alex Torrens. The Pack thanked Naugatuck Savings Bank for its support.-CONTRIBUTED

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Naugatuck residents Pat Sasso and Brian Denyer, sufferers of Multiple Myeloma, recently received a proclamation from Mayor Robert Mezzo proclaiming March as Myeloma Awareness Month in Naugatuck. -CONTRIBUTED

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The Bulls and the Celtics from the Beacon Falls Basketball League’s 8 to 9 year old division played at halftime of the Southern Connecticut State University mens basketball game Feb. 2 to promote Project Purple, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness and funds towards a cure for pancreatic cancer founded by Dino Verrelli of Beacon Falls. Over 150 people from the basketball league came down to support Project Purple Feb. 2. Pictured members of the Bulls and Celtics with their coaches, from left, Tara Rindos, Bill Brooks, Tom Deegan, Chris Anderson, Jim Dawes and Verrelli. -CONTRIBUTED

The Naugatuck Exchange Club held its 12th annual Community Champions Banquet March 12 at the Crystal Room in Naugatuck. During the banquet, the club honored Dolly Lengyel as Citizen of the Year, John DeBisschop as Firefighter of the Year, Andre Moutela as Police Officer of the Year and posthumously recognized MaryEllen Marques as Educator of the Year. Pictured, from left, DeBisschop, Lauren Marques, who accepted the Educator of the Year award in honor of her mother, Lengyel and Moutela.-LUKE MARSHALLRobert Vidler and Raymond Mercure from USA Martial Arts in Naugatuck were promoted to 2nd Dan Black Belt at a grading held on Feb. 22 at the Boys Club in Waterbury. -CONTRIBUTEDWoodland Regional High School senior Ainsley McMahon, of Prospect, will perform the part of Cinderella in the Brass City Ballet’s premiere of Cinderella March 16 at 6:30 p.m. as part of the ballet’s annual Spring Gala at the Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Mainstage Theater. The evening features a silent auction and a post-performance champagne reception with the proceeds benefit the ballet’s Margery Hall Fisk Scholarship Fund. For more information, call (203) 598-0186. -CONTRIBUTEDNaugatuck Cub Scout Pack 109 recently held its annual Pinewood Derby. The top winners of the derby, from left, were Nathan Rocheleau, Ethan Puc, Simon Carvalho, Andrew Zembruski and Alex Torrens. The Pack thanked Naugatuck Savings Bank for its support.-CONTRIBUTEDNaugatuck residents Pat Sasso and Brian Denyer, sufferers of Multiple Myeloma, recently received a proclamation from Mayor Robert Mezzo proclaiming March as Myeloma Awareness Month in Naugatuck. -CONTRIBUTEDThe Bulls and the Celtics from the Beacon Falls Basketball League’s 8 to 9 year old division played at halftime of the Southern Connecticut State University mens basketball game Feb. 2 to promote Project Purple, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness and funds towards a cure for pancreatic cancer founded by Dino Verrelli of Beacon Falls. Over 150 people from the basketball league came down to support Project Purple Feb. 2. Pictured members of the Bulls and Celtics with their coaches, from left, Tara Rindos, Bill Brooks, Tom Deegan, Chris Anderson, Jim Dawes and Verrelli. -CONTRIBUTED
The Bulls and the Celtics from the Beacon Falls Basketball League’s 8 to 9 year old division played at halftime of the Southern Connecticut State University mens basketball game Feb. 2 to promote Project Purple, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness and funds towards a cure for pancreatic cancer founded by Dino Verrelli of Beacon Falls. Over 150 people from the basketball league came down to support Project Purple Feb. 2. Pictured members of the Bulls and Celtics with their coaches, from left, Tara Rindos, Bill Brooks, Tom Deegan, Chris Anderson, Jim Dawes and Verrelli. -CONTRIBUTED

The Bulls and the Celtics from the Beacon Falls Basketball League’s 8 to 9 year old division played at halftime of the Southern Connecticut State University mens basketball game Feb. 2 to promote Project Purple, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness and funds towards a cure for pancreatic cancer founded by Dino Verrelli of Beacon Falls. Over 150 people from the basketball league came down to support Project Purple Feb. 2. Pictured members of the Bulls and Celtics with their coaches, from left, Tara Rindos, Bill Brooks, Tom Deegan, Chris Anderson, Jim Dawes and Verrelli. -CONTRIBUTED

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