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Beacon Falls resident Mary Winnie scrapbooks during the 9th Annual Cabin Fever Crop Fest Saturday at the Beacon Falls Congregational Church. The 12-hour event raised money for improvements to the church and included food, raffles and vendors throughout the day. –LUKE MARSHALL

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Concentric Tool and Manufacturing Co., Inc. President Klaus D. Babiarz, left, and Jeff Cyr, office manager, recently received the Waterbury Regional Chamber’s 2014 Harold Webster Smith Manufacturer of the Year Award during a breakfast event in Waterbury. Concentric Tool, which also has a location at 360 Prospect St. in Naugatuck, was founded in 1972 by Klaus J. Babiarz, and continues to be family-owned. ‘My father founded this company as a small, one-man operation. He created this business on the premise that customer satisfaction is our number one priority and today this company employs 17 dedicated people who share in my father’s ambition and passion for precision and success,’ Klaus D. Babiarz said in a press release. Concentric Tool specializes in manufacturing machined components that are used nationwide in the aerospace, medical, commercial hardware, electronics, defense/military and private industry arenas. Throughout the Greater Waterbury region Concentric works with schools and colleges by teaching students and hiring future skilled workers. In 2013 Concentric donated labor and resources to restore and rebuild the Holy Land cross located on a prominent hilltop overlooking Waterbury region. –CONTRIBUTED

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Lydia McGuiness and Latavia Wint, both of Nauagatuck, were honored by the Cheezic Tang Soo Do Karate Federation on Feb. 9 at the Aqua Turf in Southington. McGuiness and Wint were among 161 karate students and their families recognized who were current or former members of the United States military. –CONTRIBUTED

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Author Ginger Jamison, who also writes under the name Sugar Jamison, left, talks with Eugenie Cody, of Naugatuck, Feb. 12 at the Whittemore Library in Naugatuck. Jamison and seven other local romance authors were at the library for its “Ladies’ Night Out!” event. The authors read from their novels, talked with audience members and signed copies of their books. –LUKE MARSHALL

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Beacon Falls residents Rosa Villano, left, and Lisa Accutura work on their scrapbooks during the 9th Annual Cabin Fever Crop Fest Feb. 15 at the Beacon Falls Congregational Church. The 12-hour event raised money for improvements to the church and included food, raffles and vendors throughout the day. –LUKE MARSHALL

Beacon Falls resident Mary Winnie scrapbooks during the 9th Annual Cabin Fever Crop Fest Saturday at the Beacon Falls Congregational Church. The 12-hour event raised money for improvements to the church and included food, raffles and vendors throughout the day. –LUKE MARSHALLConcentric Tool and Manufacturing Co., Inc. President Klaus D. Babiarz, left, and Jeff Cyr, office manager, recently received the Waterbury Regional Chamber’s 2014 Harold Webster Smith Manufacturer of the Year Award during a breakfast event in Waterbury. Concentric Tool, which also has a location at 360 Prospect St. in Naugatuck, was founded in 1972 by Klaus J. Babiarz, and continues to be family-owned. ‘My father founded this company as a small, one-man operation. He created this business on the premise that customer satisfaction is our number one priority and today this company employs 17 dedicated people who share in my father’s ambition and passion for precision and success,’ Klaus D. Babiarz said in a press release. Concentric Tool specializes in manufacturing machined components that are used nationwide in the aerospace, medical, commercial hardware, electronics, defense/military and private industry arenas. Throughout the Greater Waterbury region Concentric works with schools and colleges by teaching students and hiring future skilled workers. In 2013 Concentric donated labor and resources to restore and rebuild the Holy Land cross located on a prominent hilltop overlooking Waterbury region. –CONTRIBUTEDLydia McGuiness and Latavia Wint, both of Nauagatuck, were honored by the Cheezic Tang Soo Do Karate Federation on Feb. 9 at the Aqua Turf in Southington. McGuiness and Wint were among 161 karate students and their families recognized who were current or former members of the United States military.  –CONTRIBUTEDAuthor Ginger Jamison, who also writes under the name Sugar Jamison, left, talks with Eugenie Cody, of Naugatuck, Feb. 12 at the Whittemore Library in Naugatuck. Jamison and seven other local romance authors were at the library for its “Ladies’ Night Out!” event. The authors read from their novels, talked with audience members and signed copies of their books. –LUKE MARSHALLBeacon Falls residents Rosa Villano, left, and Lisa Accutura work on their scrapbooks during the 9th Annual Cabin Fever Crop Fest Feb. 15 at the Beacon Falls Congregational Church. The 12-hour event raised money for improvements to the church and included food, raffles and vendors throughout the day. –LUKE MARSHALL
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