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The Naugatuck High School freshmen boys basketball team volunteered at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Naugatuck Christmas Eve to help the Naugatuck Christmas Day Dinner Committee prepare for its annual Christmas dinner. Pictured, from row from left, John Krupnik, Robert Shannon, Tyler Deitelbaum, Steve Marinaro, Alijah Garris and Josh McFarland. Back row from left, Brian Moore, Rockeim Dukes, Kyle Soucey, Dan Oladapo, Mike Green and coach Brett Hayward. –CONTRIBUTED

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Beacon Falls Karate held a grading Dec. 13. All of the students received a grading up Master Daniels and Master Charland oversaw the competition. –CONTRIBUTED

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USA Martial Arts of Naugatuck held a junior advanced karate grading Dec. 12. Students demonstrated skills in sparring, forms, board breaking, kicks, rolls and breakfalls. Pictured, first row, Deepak Prakash, Sabrina Dasilva, Leah Quijano, Sean Sayer, Nico Albanese and Maurice Myers. Second row, Natalia Lizak, David Marimekala, Evan Lin, Isaiah Shea, Ryan Pruzinsky, Anno DeMagistris, Lauren Mulinsky, Kylie Ramponi, Nicholas Quijano, Jacob Chalmers and Aidan Lyons. Third row, Pete Meleschnig, Kathleen Robinson, Javon Lopez, Emil Lizak, Noah Santoro, Nathaniel Smith, Nick Mercure, Ray Mercure, Ben Meleschnig, Misty Sherman, Dennis Buckley, Joe Antonucci, Nicole Buckley and Grand Master Robert Cheezic. –CONTRIBUTED

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Boys Scouts from Troop 102 in Naugatuck took advantage of a weekend snowstorm in December to go camping in the backcountry at Camp Mattatuck in Plymouth. The scouts experienced the storm in a rustic cabin while sharpening their outdoor skills. Pictured, from left, Javon Brady, Assistant Scoutmaster Francis Ouellette, Nick Hanks, Russell Andrew, Chris Warner, Justin Wagner, Jesse Bronko, Ethan Maxwell, John Lauer and Webelo. Nick Lauer is in front. The troop is open to any boy ages 10 to 18 and meets Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Naugatuck Congregational Church on Division Street. For more information, visit www.troop102ct.com. –CONTRIBUTED

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The Naugatuck Parks and Recreation Department hosted a vacation cooking class for children ages 9 to 13 on Dec. 30. The children made a variety of snacks, including a pizza pocket. –LUKE MARSHALL

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The Naugatuck Parks and Recreation Department hosted a vacation cooking class for children ages 9 to 13 on Dec. 30. The children made a variety of snacks, including a pizza pocket. –LUKE MARSHALL

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The Naugatuck Parks and Recreation Department hosted a vacation cooking class for children ages 9 to 13 on Dec. 30. The children made a variety of snacks, including a pizza pocket. –LUKE MARSHALL

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The Naugatuck Parks and Recreation Department hosted a vacation cooking class for children ages 9 to 13 on Dec. 30. The children made a variety of snacks, including a pizza pocket. –LUKE MARSHALL

The Naugatuck High School freshmen boys basketball team volunteered at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Naugatuck Christmas Eve to help the Naugatuck Christmas Day Dinner Committee prepare for its annual Christmas dinner. Pictured, from row from left, John Krupnik, Robert Shannon, Tyler Deitelbaum, Steve Marinaro, Alijah Garris and Josh McFarland. Back row from left, Brian Moore, Rockeim Dukes, Kyle Soucey, Dan Oladapo, Mike Green and coach Brett Hayward. –CONTRIBUTEDBeacon Falls Karate held a grading Dec. 13. All of the students received a grading up Master Daniels and Master Charland oversaw the competition. –CONTRIBUTEDUSA Martial Arts of Naugatuck held a junior advanced karate grading Dec. 12. Students demonstrated skills in sparring, forms, board breaking, kicks, rolls and breakfalls. Pictured, first row, Deepak Prakash, Sabrina Dasilva, Leah Quijano, Sean Sayer, Nico Albanese and Maurice Myers. Second row, Natalia Lizak, David Marimekala, Evan Lin, Isaiah Shea, Ryan Pruzinsky, Anno DeMagistris, Lauren Mulinsky, Kylie Ramponi, Nicholas Quijano, Jacob Chalmers and Aidan Lyons. Third row, Pete Meleschnig, Kathleen Robinson, Javon Lopez, Emil Lizak, Noah Santoro, Nathaniel Smith, Nick Mercure, Ray Mercure, Ben Meleschnig, Misty Sherman, Dennis Buckley, Joe Antonucci, Nicole Buckley and Grand Master Robert Cheezic. –CONTRIBUTEDBoys Scouts from Troop 102 in Naugatuck took advantage of a weekend snowstorm in December to go camping in the backcountry at Camp Mattatuck in Plymouth. The scouts experienced the storm in a rustic cabin while sharpening their outdoor skills. Pictured, from left, Javon Brady, Assistant Scoutmaster Francis Ouellette, Nick Hanks, Russell
Andrew, Chris Warner, Justin Wagner, Jesse Bronko, Ethan Maxwell, John Lauer and Webelo. Nick Lauer is in front. The troop is open to any boy ages 10 to 18 and meets Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Naugatuck Congregational Church on Division Street. For more information, visit www.troop102ct.com. –CONTRIBUTEDThe Naugatuck Parks and Recreation Department hosted a vacation cooking class for children ages 9 to 13 on Dec. 30. The children made a variety of snacks, including a pizza pocket. –LUKE MARSHALLThe Naugatuck Parks and Recreation Department hosted a vacation cooking class for children ages 9 to 13 on Dec. 30. The children made a variety of snacks, including a pizza pocket. –LUKE MARSHALLThe Naugatuck Parks and Recreation Department hosted a vacation cooking class for children ages 9 to 13 on Dec. 30. The children made a variety of snacks, including a pizza pocket. –LUKE MARSHALLThe Naugatuck Parks and Recreation Department hosted a vacation cooking class for children ages 9 to 13 on Dec. 30. The children made a variety of snacks, including a pizza pocket. –LUKE MARSHALL

The Naugatuck High School freshmen boys basketball team volunteered at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Naugatuck Christmas Eve to help the Naugatuck Christmas Day Dinner Committee prepare for its annual Christmas dinner. Pictured, from row from left, John Krupnik, Robert Shannon, Tyler Deitelbaum, Steve Marinaro, Alijah Garris and Josh McFarland. Back row from left, Brian Moore, Rockeim Dukes, Kyle Soucey, Dan Oladapo, Mike Green and coach Brett Hayward. –CONTRIBUTED

The Naugatuck High School freshmen boys basketball team volunteered at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Naugatuck Christmas Eve to help the Naugatuck Christmas Day Dinner Committee prepare for its annual Christmas dinner. Pictured, from row from left, John Krupnik, Robert Shannon, Tyler Deitelbaum, Steve Marinaro, Alijah Garris and Josh McFarland. Back row from left, Brian Moore, Rockeim Dukes, Kyle Soucey, Dan Oladapo, Mike Green and coach Brett Hayward. –CONTRIBUTED

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