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Hob Brook Golf Course Golf Pro Bob Clark, left, was elected to a three-year term as a director on the Connecticut State Golf Association Board of Directors Nov. 18 during the Connecticut Section's 80th annual fall meeting in North Stonington. –CONTRIBUTED

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Naugatuck Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors Chairman Jay Carlson was honored with a Celebrate Connecticut award by the Connecticut Economic Resource Center Nov. 26 at its annual CELEBRATE CT! event. Pictured, from left, former NEDC CEO David Prendergast, Carlson, current NEDC CEO Ronald Pugliese and Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce Public Policy and Economic Development Director John DiCarlo. –CONTRIBUTED

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From left, member of the Naugatuck Rotary Club’s Board of Directors Laurie Yelding, Naugatuck Rotary Club President Jeanine LaVasseur and Family Services of Greater Waterbury Executive Director Sandy Porteus pose for a picture holding coats donated to the organization by the club. The Rotary Club delivered over 75 new children’s coats to Family Services of Greater Waterbury Nov. 7. In partnership with Operation Warm, the club hopes a new winter coat will bring pride to children and relief for struggling families in the Waterbury area. ‘We are extremely grateful for The Rotary Club of Naugatuck’s donation. A new coat means so much to an impoverished child and allows families to focus their limited financial resources on other basic needs like food and shelter,’ said Porteus, in a press release. For more information, visit www.familyservicesgw.org or call (203) 756-8317. –CONTRIBUTED

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Hannah DeCampos, 7, of Naugatuck, recently walked throughout her neighborhood collecting donations for the Naugatuck Ecumenical Food Bank. DeCampos, who wanted to help out because she heard children were in need, collected over five boxes of food donations and $150 for the food bank. –CONTRIBUTED

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President of the Colonel Jeremiah Wadsworth Branch No. 7 of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Chris Nichols, left, presents the Branch Flag Award for Patriotism to Prospect resident Bob Hiscox, founder of the Prospect Flag fund. Hiscox was recognized for his work in establishing the Prospect Flag Fund. The fund displays over 100 American Flags throughout Prospect honoring all past and current military members. Nichols, a Prospect resident and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Persian Gulf War, was especially appreciative to learn of the purpose for the flag fund. Hiscox received the Branch’s flag award along with the state society’s outstanding citizenship award during a regular business meeting of the branch recently held at J. Timothy’s Tavern in Plainville. The Sons of the American Revolution is a made up of men who descend from documented patriots of the American Revolution. For more information, visit www.sar.org or email spshaw76@gmail.com. Donations to the flag fund can be sent directly to Prospect Town Hall, 36 Center St., Prospect, CT 06712. –CONTRIBUTED

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USA Martial Arts in Naugatuck recently sponsored a food drive to help the local food bank in the area stock its shelves in preparation for the holidays. Many local families supported the efforts and over 400 pounds of food was collected. –CONTRIBUTED

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Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury Associate Director Lee Schlesinger, left, and Daniel Whitman of Naugatuck unload desserts and juices Nov. 27 for a Thanksgiving meal at Safe Haven. Whitman has donated food to Safe Haven to prepare a Thanksgiving meal for the past three years. This year Whitman and Robert Cacioppo, owner of Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Naugatuck, split the cost of having a meal catered for the organization. – CONTRIBUTED

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Mike and Linda Mayfield’s home at 23 Hopkins Hill Road in Naugatuck is lit up for the season. The Mayfields have put on a Christmas lights show for the past six years. The lights are choreographed again this year to ‘Wizards in Winter,’ ‘O Holy Night,’ and ‘Christmas Eve in Sarajevo.’ The show begins daily at 5:30 p.m. and runs until 10:30 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. To hear the music, tune into to 107.7 FM. The show typically stays up through the New Year. –CONTRIBUTED

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The Prospect Senior Center hosts ballroom dancing every first and third Monday on the month. On Dec. 16 the dancing was complimented with classic songs and Christmas songs performed by Vinnie Carr of West Hartford. –LUKE MARSHALL

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The Prospect Senior Center hosts ballroom dancing every first and third Monday on the month. On Dec. 16 the dancing was complimented with classic songs and Christmas songs performed by Vinnie Carr of West Hartford. –LUKE MARSHALL

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The Prospect Senior Center hosts ballroom dancing every first and third Monday on the month. On Dec. 16 the dancing was complimented with classic songs and Christmas songs performed by Vinnie Carr of West Hartford. –LUKE MARSHALL

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Naugatuck Mayor Robert Mezzo, surrounded by Rite Aide employees, cuts the ceremonial ribbon to signify the grand re-opening of the store at 56 Rubber Ave. Dec. 6. The drugstore was recently updated and rearranged to bring it in line with other, newer Rite Aide stores. The store gave out gift bags, coffee and donuts to the customers who came in during the ceremony. –LUKE MARSHALL

Hob Brook Golf Course Golf Pro Bob Clark, left, was elected to a three-year term as a director on the Connecticut State Golf Association Board of Directors Nov. 18 during the Connecticut Section's 80th annual fall meeting in North Stonington. –CONTRIBUTEDNaugatuck Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors Chairman Jay Carlson was honored with a Celebrate Connecticut award by the Connecticut Economic Resource Center Nov. 26 at its annual CELEBRATE CT! event. Pictured, from left, former NEDC CEO David Prendergast, Carlson, current NEDC CEO Ronald Pugliese and Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce Public Policy and Economic Development Director John DiCarlo. –CONTRIBUTEDFrom left, member of the Naugatuck Rotary Club’s Board of Directors Laurie Yelding, Naugatuck Rotary Club President Jeanine LaVasseur and Family Services of Greater Waterbury Executive Director Sandy Porteus pose for a picture holding coats donated to the organization by the club. The Rotary Club delivered over 75 new children’s coats to Family Services of Greater Waterbury Nov. 7. In partnership with Operation Warm, the club hopes a new winter coat will bring pride to children and relief for struggling families in the Waterbury area. ‘We are extremely grateful for The Rotary Club of Naugatuck’s donation. A new coat means so much to an impoverished child and allows families to focus their limited financial resources on other basic needs like food and shelter,’ said Porteus, in a press release. For more information, visit www.familyservicesgw.org or call (203) 756-8317.   –CONTRIBUTEDHannah DeCampos, 7, of Naugatuck, recently walked throughout her neighborhood collecting donations for the Naugatuck Ecumenical Food Bank. DeCampos, who wanted to help out because she heard children were in need, collected over five boxes of food donations and $150 for the food bank. –CONTRIBUTEDPresident of the Colonel Jeremiah Wadsworth Branch No. 7 of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Chris Nichols, left, presents the Branch Flag Award for Patriotism to Prospect resident Bob Hiscox, founder of the Prospect Flag fund. Hiscox was recognized for his work in establishing the Prospect Flag Fund. The fund displays over 100 American Flags throughout Prospect honoring all past and current military members. Nichols, a Prospect resident and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Persian Gulf War, was especially appreciative to learn of the purpose for the flag fund.  Hiscox received the Branch’s flag award along with the state society’s outstanding citizenship award during a regular business meeting of the branch recently held at J. Timothy’s Tavern in Plainville. The Sons of the American Revolution is a made up of men who descend from documented patriots of the American Revolution. For more information, visit www.sar.org or email spshaw76@gmail.com. Donations to the flag fund can be sent directly to Prospect Town Hall, 36 Center St., Prospect, CT 06712. –CONTRIBUTEDUSA Martial Arts in Naugatuck recently sponsored a food drive to help the local food bank in the area stock its shelves in preparation for the holidays. Many local families supported the efforts and over 400 pounds of food was collected.  –CONTRIBUTEDSafe Haven of Greater Waterbury Associate Director Lee Schlesinger, left, and Daniel Whitman of Naugatuck unload desserts and juices Nov. 27 for a Thanksgiving meal at Safe Haven. Whitman has donated food to Safe Haven to prepare a Thanksgiving meal for the past three years. This year Whitman and Robert Cacioppo, owner of Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Naugatuck, split the cost of having a meal catered for the organization. –
CONTRIBUTEDMike and Linda Mayfield’s home at 23 Hopkins Hill Road in Naugatuck is lit up for the season. The Mayfields have put on a Christmas lights show for the past six years. The lights are choreographed again this year to ‘Wizards in Winter,’ ‘O Holy Night,’ and ‘Christmas Eve in Sarajevo.’ The show begins daily at 5:30 p.m. and runs until 10:30 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. To hear the music, tune into to 107.7 FM. The show typically stays up through the New Year. –CONTRIBUTEDThe Prospect Senior Center hosts ballroom dancing every first and third Monday on the month. On Dec. 16 the dancing was complimented with classic songs and Christmas songs performed by Vinnie Carr of West Hartford. –LUKE MARSHALLThe Prospect Senior Center hosts ballroom dancing every first and third Monday on the month. On Dec. 16 the dancing was complimented with classic songs and Christmas songs performed by Vinnie Carr of West Hartford. –LUKE MARSHALLThe Prospect Senior Center hosts ballroom dancing every first and third Monday on the month. On Dec. 16 the dancing was complimented with classic songs and Christmas songs performed by Vinnie Carr of West Hartford. –LUKE MARSHALLNaugatuck Mayor Robert Mezzo, surrounded by Rite Aide employees, cuts the ceremonial ribbon to signify the grand re-opening of the store at 56 Rubber Ave. Dec. 6. The drugstore was recently updated and rearranged to bring it in line with other, newer Rite Aide stores. The store gave out gift bags, coffee and donuts to the customers who came in during the ceremony. –LUKE MARSHALL

From left, member of the Naugatuck Rotary Club’s Board of Directors Laurie Yelding, Naugatuck Rotary Club President Jeanine LaVasseur and Family Services of Greater Waterbury Executive Director Sandy Porteus pose for a picture holding coats donated to the organization by the club. The Rotary Club delivered over 75 new children’s coats to Family Services of Greater Waterbury Nov. 7. In partnership with Operation Warm, the club hopes a new winter coat will bring pride to children and relief for struggling families in the Waterbury area. ‘We are extremely grateful for The Rotary Club of Naugatuck’s donation. A new coat means so much to an impoverished child and allows families to focus their limited financial resources on other basic needs like food and shelter,’ said Porteus, in a press release. For more information, visit www.familyservicesgw.org or call (203) 756-8317.   –CONTRIBUTED

From left, member of the Naugatuck Rotary Club’s Board of Directors Laurie Yelding, Naugatuck Rotary Club President Jeanine LaVasseur and Family Services of Greater Waterbury Executive Director Sandy Porteus pose for a picture holding coats donated to the organization by the club. The Rotary Club delivered over 75 new children’s coats to Family Services of Greater Waterbury Nov. 7. In partnership with Operation Warm, the club hopes a new winter coat will bring pride to children and relief for struggling families in the Waterbury area. ‘We are extremely grateful for The Rotary Club of Naugatuck’s donation. A new coat means so much to an impoverished child and allows families to focus their limited financial resources on other basic needs like food and shelter,’ said Porteus, in a press release. For more information, visit www.familyservicesgw.org or call (203) 756-8317. –CONTRIBUTED

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