Community Snapshots

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The Beacon Falls fourth grade travel basketball recently won second place in the Sal Tinari Basketball Tournament in East Haven. After an opening round loss to Hamden, the boys faced five straight elimination games winning the first four against Guilford, North Haven, Ulbrich (Wallingford) and then a come-from-behind win in a rematch versus Hamden. Head coach Chris Anderson said ‘I am very proud of our boys for the never-give-up attitude and the fight that they displayed in this tournament. We just came up short in overtime of the championship game versus an excellent Branford team. The experience that these boys gained from this tournament and from this season's journey will mold them into hardworking and confident young men. That ultimately is the goal of our program.’ Pictured, front row from left, Brady Anderson, Jason Palmieri, Jamie Napoleon, Brayden Curtain and Ben Brooks. Back row from left, coach Mark Swanson, coach Bill Brooks, Logan Carlson, Matt Deegan, Nate Bodnar, Sean Swanson, John Henry, coach Chris Anderson, coach Jason Palmieri, and coach Tom Deegan. Not pictured, Tyler Lato. –CONTRIBUTED

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Pereira's Academy of Karate in Bethany held a promotion ceremony Feb. 24. Students from Prospect, Naugatuck and Beacon Falls were among those promoted. -CONTRIBUTED

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The staff of Beacon Brook Health Center in Naugatuck supported ‘Wear Red Day’ on Feb. 7 in acknowledgement of Heart Health Awareness Month. Beacon Brook offered Red Dress pins throughout the month of February to anyone who donated to the American Heart Association. –CONTRIBUTED

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Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Gerald Zollo graduated recently from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Zollo, a 2012 graduate of Woodland Regional High School, is the son of Tammy and Gerald Zollo of Prospect. He completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. –CONTRIBUTED

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Naugatuck Girl Scouts from troops 64570 and 64572 pose with Mayor Robert Mezzo during the Board of Mayor and Burgess meeting March 4 at Town Hall. The board presented the Girl Scouts with a proclamation celebrating the 102nd anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America. The proclamation declared March 9 through 15, 2014 Girl Scout Week in Naugatuck. –LUKE MARSHALL

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The Beacon Falls fourth grade travel basketball recently won second place in the Sal Tinari Basketball Tournament in East Haven. After an opening round loss to Hamden, the boys faced five straight elimination games winning the first four against Guilford, North Haven, Ulbrich (Wallingford) and then a come-from-behind win in a rematch versus Hamden. Head coach Chris Anderson said ‘I am very proud of our boys for the never-give-up attitude and the fight that they displayed in this tournament. We just came up short in overtime of the championship game versus an excellent Branford team. The experience that these boys gained from this tournament and from this season's journey will mold them into hardworking and confident young men. That ultimately is the goal of our program.’ Pictured, front row from left, Brady Anderson, Jason Palmieri, Jamie Napoleon, Brayden Curtain and Ben Brooks. Back row from left, coach Mark Swanson, coach Bill Brooks, Logan Carlson, Matt Deegan, Nate Bodnar, Sean Swanson, John Henry, coach Chris Anderson, coach Jason Palmieri, and coach Tom Deegan. Not pictured, Tyler Lato. –CONTRIBUTEDPereira's Academy of Karate in Bethany held a promotion ceremony Feb. 24. Students from Prospect, Naugatuck and Beacon Falls were among those promoted. -CONTRIBUTEDThe staff of Beacon Brook Health Center in Naugatuck supported ‘Wear Red Day’ on Feb. 7 in acknowledgement of Heart Health Awareness Month. Beacon Brook offered Red Dress pins throughout the month of February to anyone who donated to the American Heart Association. –CONTRIBUTEDAir National Guard Airman 1st Class Gerald Zollo graduated recently from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Zollo, a 2012 graduate of Woodland Regional High School, is the son of Tammy and Gerald Zollo of Prospect. He completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. –CONTRIBUTEDNaugatuck Girl Scouts from troops 64570 and 64572 pose with Mayor Robert Mezzo during the Board of Mayor and Burgess meeting March 4 at Town Hall. The board presented the Girl Scouts with a proclamation celebrating the 102nd anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America. The proclamation declared March 9 through 15, 2014 Girl Scout Week in Naugatuck. –LUKE MARSHALLFEAT_NEWS_GirlScouts
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