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Rosa Moriello of the Boston University women's track and field team advanced to the NCAA Championships in the 5,000m run during the Division I Women's Track and Field Preliminary Championships May 31 at the University of North Florida. Moriello, a Naugatuck High School graduate, finished third in her heat and sixth overall with a personal-best time of 16:03.57. She earned an automatic spot in the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., on June 11-14. This is the first time that Moriello has advanced out of the East prelims. -STEVE MCLAUGHLIN

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Veronica Rinaldi, community liaison of All About You Home Care Services in Naugatuck, and Rachel Ciarello, director of admissions and marketing of Middlebury Convalescent, model their hats during the Naugatuck Senior Center’s Kentucky Derby Day May 2. –CONTRIBUTED

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Second-graders from St. Bridget School in Cheshire, including Robert Gasperri of Prospect (last on the right), learned about helicopters and the physics of flying and dynamics systems from Sikorsky engineers David Lutian and Ace Barnes recently. They also built paper helicopters and were able to adjust the design by adding paper clips to the body of the auto-rotator. –CONTRIBUTED

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Boy Scouts from Troop 102 in Naugatuck, from left, (in front) Robert Fanzutti, Ryan Vincent, Nicholas Liaton, Brady Moore, Avery Moore, Casey Moore (middle) Nate Gairing, Josh Barbosa, Jeffrey Bonnardi Landon Sarno (back) CJ Werner, Trevor Aresta, John Lauer, Ethan Maxwell, Nick Hanks and Javon Brady participated in a ‘Good Turn Weekend’ April 11 to April 13 at White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield. The scouts spent much of the weekend raking, picking up trash and preparing camping areas at the center. The troop has been holding the annual spring cleanup campout for 35 years. For more information, visit www.troop102ct.com. –CONTRIBUTED

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USA Martial Arts in Naugatuck held a karate grading on May 19, and six members were invited to grade at a black belt grading Aug. 22. Invited to grade are Anthony Oliver, Jessica Gallagher, Kathleen Robinson, Nicole Buckley, Jack Schwarz and Chrilstian Vazquez. –CONTRIBUTED

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Naugatuck Woman’s Club officers, from left, Membership/ Registrar Rose Mary Cuddy, Vice President Pam Adamski, President Laura P. Smith, Treasurer Beverly Hudson and Corresponding Secretary Mary Oliveira pose for a photo following the club’s Kentucky Derby luncheon in May. The luncheon helped boost the club’s medical fund as proceeds from two ‘races’ benefited the fund. The medical fund is used to help those in need for associated medical expenses during an illness. For more information on the fund or anyone in need of assistance, contact Smith at (203) 729-4263 or visit www.facebook.com/TheNaugatuckWomansClub. –CONTRIBUTED

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Naugatuck High School senior Preston Bogan checks on the condition of senior Jason Begin during a mock crash at the high school May 30. The high school’s prom was later that evening and the mock crash was put on with the help of Naugatuck Ambulance, as well as the Naugatuck fire and police departments to show the students what could happen if they drink and drive. –LUKE MARSHALL

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Naugatuck High School senior Jason Begin is loaded into an ambulance by Dave Begey, an EMT with Naugatuck Ambulance, during a mock crash at the high school on May 30. The high school’s prom was later that evening and the mock crash was put on with the help of Naugatuck Ambulance, as well as the Naugatuck fire and police departments to show the students what could happen if they drink and drive. –LUKE MARSHALL

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Rosa Moriello of the Boston University women's track and field team advanced to the NCAA Championships in the 5,000m run during the Division I Women's Track and Field Preliminary Championships May 31 at the University of North Florida. Moriello, a Naugatuck High School graduate, finished third in her heat and sixth overall with a personal-best time of 16:03.57. She earned an automatic spot in the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., on June 11-14. This is the first time that Moriello has advanced out of the East prelims. -STEVE MCLAUGHLINVeronica Rinaldi, community liaison of All About You Home Care Services in Naugatuck, and Rachel Ciarello, director of admissions and marketing of Middlebury Convalescent, model their hats during the Naugatuck Senior Center’s Kentucky Derby Day May 2. –CONTRIBUTEDSecond-graders from St. Bridget School in Cheshire, including Robert Gasperri of Prospect (last on the right), learned about helicopters and the physics of flying and dynamics systems from Sikorsky engineers David Lutian and Ace Barnes recently. They also built paper helicopters and were able to adjust the design by adding paper clips to the body of the auto-rotator. –CONTRIBUTEDBoy Scouts from Troop 102 in Naugatuck, from left, (in front) Robert Fanzutti, Ryan Vincent, Nicholas Liaton, Brady Moore, Avery Moore, Casey Moore (middle) Nate Gairing, Josh Barbosa, Jeffrey Bonnardi Landon Sarno (back) CJ Werner, Trevor Aresta, John Lauer, Ethan Maxwell, Nick Hanks and Javon Brady participated in a ‘Good Turn Weekend’ April 11 to April 13 at White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield. The scouts spent much of the weekend raking, picking up trash and preparing camping areas at the center. The troop has been holding the annual spring cleanup campout for 35 years. For more information, visit www.troop102ct.com. –CONTRIBUTEDUSA Martial Arts in Naugatuck held a karate grading on May 19, and six members were invited to grade at a black belt grading Aug. 22. Invited to grade are Anthony Oliver, Jessica Gallagher, Kathleen Robinson, Nicole Buckley, Jack Schwarz and Chrilstian Vazquez. –CONTRIBUTEDNaugatuck Woman’s Club officers, from left, Membership/ Registrar Rose Mary Cuddy, Vice President Pam Adamski, President Laura P. Smith, Treasurer Beverly Hudson and Corresponding Secretary Mary Oliveira pose for a photo following the club’s Kentucky Derby luncheon in May. The luncheon helped boost the club’s medical fund as proceeds from two ‘races’ benefited the fund. The medical fund is used to help those in need for associated medical expenses during an illness. For more information on the fund or anyone in need of assistance, contact Smith at (203) 729-4263 or visit www.facebook.com/TheNaugatuckWomansClub. –CONTRIBUTEDNaugatuck High School senior Preston Bogan checks on the condition of senior Jason Begin during a mock crash at the high school May 30. The high school’s prom was later that evening and the mock crash was put on with the help of Naugatuck Ambulance, as well as the Naugatuck fire and police departments to show the students what could happen if they drink and drive. –LUKE MARSHALLNaugatuck High School senior Jason Begin is loaded into an ambulance by Dave Begey, an EMT with Naugatuck Ambulance, during a mock crash at the high school on May 30. The high school’s prom was later that evening and the mock crash was put on with the help of Naugatuck Ambulance, as well as the Naugatuck fire and police departments to show the students what could happen if they drink and drive. –LUKE MARSHALLFEAT_WomansClub
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