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The Beacon Falls Library hosted a craft project July 8 at St. Michael’s Lyceum where children constructed volcanoes out of a water bottle and clay and then set them off using baking soda and vinegar. –LUKE MARSHALL

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Naugatuck resident Joseph Carlson, a business administration major at Springfield College, left, receives the Department Graduating Senior Award for the Business Administration Department recently from Springfield College Business and Administration Professor Brenda Canning. This award is given to the graduating senior selected by the faculty members of their respective department for their dedication to academic excellence, their contributions to the intellectual life of the college community and for their commitment to the humanics ideals of the college. –CONTRIBUTED

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Girls Scouts from Daisy Troop 65439 of Prospect pose for a picture with Deborah Pierce, program recruiter of New Opportunities, Inc. in Waterbury, as they hold toys they donated for the organization’s toy drive. In celebration of Isabella LaMaine's (front center) seventh birthday she invited her Daisy Troop to donate a gift for the New Opportunities toy drive. Pierce came to the last Daisy meeting of the year to accept the gifts and to talk with the girls about her organization. –CONTRIBUTED

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Laura Kunces, right, a Naugatuck native and doctoral candidate at the University of Connecticut, was recently awarded the EAS Academy graduate scholarship award by the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association. The award was one of eight national awards given to recognize special achievement and contributions to advanced-practice sports nutrition. Currently serving as social chairman for fellow graduate students at the Neag Graduate School of Education at UConn, Kunces serves as advisor to dietetic interns and consultant to all lab groups and research studies in the department of kinesiology. A varsity swimmer while earning her bachelor of science degree in nutritional sciences at UConn, Kunces earned an MS in clinical nutrition from the University of Memphis and an MS in exercise science from UConn. Pictured with Kunces is Dr. Jeff Volek, her academic advisor at UConn. –CONTRIBUTED

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Prospect resident Alicia Brown, center, receives the 12th annual Prospect Lions club scholarship from Lions Club President Rick Brown as Lions Club board member Mary Stocking looks on. Brown, a graduate of Woodland Regional High School, will attend Naugatuck Valley Community College to pursue a degree in nursing. –CONTRIBUTED

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The Sutherland Insurance Group, an affiliate of Naugatuck Savings Bank, recently hired Antonio Paulo Pinto of Waterbury as an account executive. Pinto will be responsible for managing, servicing and growing the agency’s individual and business health insurance customer base. –CONTRIBUTED

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The Naugatuck Savings Bank Foundation recently awarded a $500 grant to the Whittemore Memorial Library to help fund the upgrade of its children’s nonfiction book collection for grades kindergarten through six. ‘We are thankful for the Naugatuck Savings Bank Foundation’s support,” said Library Director Jocelyn Miller. ‘Its contributions such as this that help the library continue to thrive.’ Pictured, from left, Miller, Library Youth Services Department Head Matthew Yanarella and President and CEO of Naugatuck Savings Bank Charles Boulier III. –CONTRIBUTED

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The Prospect Girls Softball Rockets won the 2013 Minors Championship. Players on the team are Ella McKay, Anna Nichols, Samantha Strell, Chelsea Donovan, Faith Herren, Emily Beyer, Julianna DeTulio, Taylor Muharem, Rachel Herren and Helen Meade. The team was coached by Derek Muharem (head coach), Shawn Donovan, Ken Herren and Mark DeTulio. –CONTRIBUTED

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The Beacon Falls Library hosted a craft project July 8 at St. Michael’s Lyceum where children constructed volcanoes out of a water bottle and clay and then set them off using baking soda and vinegar. –LUKE MARSHALL

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The Beacon Falls Library hosted a craft project July 8 at St. Michael’s Lyceum where children constructed volcanoes out of a water bottle and clay and then set them off using baking soda and vinegar. –LUKE MARSHALL

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The Beacon Falls Library hosted a craft project July 8 at St. Michael’s Lyceum where children constructed volcanoes out of a water bottle and clay and then set them off using baking soda and vinegar. –LUKE MARSHALL

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The Beacon Falls Library hosted a craft project July 8 at St. Michael’s Lyceum where children constructed volcanoes out of a water bottle and clay and then set them off using baking soda and vinegar. –LUKE MARSHALL

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The Beacon Falls Library hosted a craft project July 8 at St. Michael’s Lyceum where children constructed volcanoes out of a water bottle and clay and then set them off using baking soda and vinegar. –LUKE MARSHALL

The Beacon Falls Library hosted a craft project July 8 at St. Michael’s Lyceum where children constructed volcanoes out of a water bottle and clay and then set them off using baking soda and vinegar. –LUKE MARSHALLNaugatuck resident Joseph Carlson, a business administration major at Springfield College, left, receives the Department Graduating Senior Award for the Business Administration Department recently from Springfield College Business and Administration Professor Brenda Canning. This award is given to the graduating senior selected by the faculty members of their respective department for their dedication to academic excellence, their contributions to the intellectual life of the college community and for their commitment to the humanics ideals of the college. –CONTRIBUTEDGirls Scouts from Daisy Troop 65439 of Prospect pose for a picture with Deborah Pierce, program recruiter of New Opportunities, Inc. in Waterbury, as they hold toys they donated for the organization’s toy drive. In celebration of Isabella LaMaine's (front center) seventh birthday she invited her Daisy Troop to donate a gift for the New Opportunities toy drive. Pierce came to the last Daisy meeting of the year to accept the gifts and to talk with the girls about her organization. –CONTRIBUTEDLaura Kunces, right, a Naugatuck native and doctoral candidate at the University of Connecticut, was recently awarded the EAS Academy graduate scholarship award by the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association. The award was one of eight national awards given to recognize special achievement and contributions to advanced-practice sports nutrition. Currently serving as social chairman for fellow graduate students at the Neag Graduate School of Education at UConn, Kunces serves as advisor to dietetic interns and consultant to all lab groups and research studies in the department of kinesiology. A varsity swimmer while earning her bachelor of science degree in nutritional sciences at UConn, Kunces earned an MS in clinical nutrition from the University of Memphis and an MS in exercise science from UConn. Pictured with Kunces is Dr. Jeff Volek, her academic advisor at UConn. –CONTRIBUTEDProspect resident Alicia Brown, center, receives the 12th annual Prospect Lions club scholarship from Lions Club President Rick Brown as Lions Club board member Mary Stocking looks on. Brown, a graduate of Woodland Regional High School, will attend Naugatuck Valley Community College to pursue a degree in nursing. –CONTRIBUTEDThe Sutherland Insurance Group, an affiliate of Naugatuck Savings Bank, recently hired Antonio Paulo Pinto of Waterbury as an account executive. Pinto will be responsible for managing, servicing and growing the agency’s individual and business health insurance customer base. –CONTRIBUTEDThe Naugatuck Savings Bank Foundation recently awarded a $500 grant to the Whittemore Memorial Library to help fund the upgrade of its children’s nonfiction book collection for grades kindergarten through six. ‘We are thankful for the Naugatuck Savings Bank Foundation’s support,” said Library Director Jocelyn Miller. ‘Its contributions such as this that help the library continue to thrive.’ Pictured, from left, Miller, Library Youth Services Department Head Matthew Yanarella and President and CEO of Naugatuck Savings Bank Charles Boulier III. –CONTRIBUTEDThe Prospect Girls Softball Rockets won the 2013 Minors Championship. Players on the team are Ella McKay, Anna Nichols, Samantha Strell, Chelsea Donovan, Faith Herren, Emily Beyer, Julianna DeTulio, Taylor Muharem, Rachel Herren and Helen Meade. The team was coached by Derek Muharem (head coach), Shawn Donovan, Ken Herren and Mark DeTulio. –CONTRIBUTEDThe Beacon Falls Library hosted a craft project July 8 at St. Michael’s Lyceum where children constructed volcanoes out of a water bottle and clay and then set them off using baking soda and vinegar. –LUKE MARSHALLThe Beacon Falls Library hosted a craft project July 8 at St. Michael’s Lyceum where children constructed volcanoes out of a water bottle and clay and then set them off using baking soda and vinegar. –LUKE MARSHALLThe Beacon Falls Library hosted a craft project July 8 at St. Michael’s Lyceum where children constructed volcanoes out of a water bottle and clay and then set them off using baking soda and vinegar. –LUKE MARSHALLThe Beacon Falls Library hosted a craft project July 8 at St. Michael’s Lyceum where children constructed volcanoes out of a water bottle and clay and then set them off using baking soda and vinegar. –LUKE MARSHALLThe Beacon Falls Library hosted a craft project July 8 at St. Michael’s Lyceum where children constructed volcanoes out of a water bottle and clay and then set them off using baking soda and vinegar. –LUKE MARSHALL

The Naugatuck Savings Bank Foundation recently awarded a $500 grant to the Whittemore Memorial Library to help fund the upgrade of its children’s nonfiction book collection for grades kindergarten through six. ‘We are thankful for the Naugatuck Savings Bank Foundation’s support,” said Library Director Jocelyn Miller. ‘Its contributions such as this that help the library continue to thrive.’ Pictured, from left, Miller, Library Youth Services Department Head Matthew Yanarella and President and CEO of Naugatuck Savings Bank Charles Boulier III. –CONTRIBUTED

The Naugatuck Savings Bank Foundation recently awarded a $500 grant to the Whittemore Memorial Library to help fund the upgrade of its children’s nonfiction book collection for grades kindergarten through six. ‘We are thankful for the Naugatuck Savings Bank Foundation’s support,” said Library Director Jocelyn Miller. ‘Its contributions such as this that help the library continue to thrive.’ Pictured, from left, Miller, Library Youth Services Department Head Matthew Yanarella and President and CEO of Naugatuck Savings Bank Charles Boulier III. –CONTRIBUTED

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