Community snapshots

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Kelly Arnold, 11, of Beacon Falls hands her brother Kenny Arnold, 8, a Lego during the Beacon Falls Public Library’s Decorate the Library day June 23. Children made Lego robots and paper whirligigs that will be displayed around the library for the summer. –LUKE MARSHALL

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Rhonda Lord of the Naugatuck Visiting Nurses Association checks the blood pressure of Sharon Helmes during the Naugatuck Senior Health and Wellness Clinic June 19 at the Naugatuck Senior Center. The annual clinic provides a variety of screenings to seniors. Senior center Director Harvey Frydman said center was able to host the clinic because of a $20,000 grant from the state and the donation of time and services from the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging. –LUKE MARSHALL

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Yolanda Coyey gets her eyes tested by Healthy Eyes Alliance Program Director Naomi Haynor during the Naugatuck Senior Health and Wellness Clinic June 19 at the Naugatuck Senior Center. The annual clinic provides a variety of screenings to seniors. Senior center Director Harvey Frydman said center was able to host the clinic because of a $20,000 grant from the state and the donation of time and services from the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging. –LUKE MARSHALL

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The Naugatuck All Stars, the Naugatuck Youth Soccer U-15 boys competition team, won the Connecticut Cup championship game, 1-0, against Stamford June 14 in Farmington. The team followed up that victory by winning the Cheshire Invitational Tournament June 15. The team went undefeated in the regular season as well to win its division in the South Central Connecticut District. The All Stars ended a perfect season on June 21 as 2014 spring season champions. Pictured (front row from left) Pedro DeSouza, Marco Mendes, PJ Morrissey, Cristian Bustamante, Diogo Taveira, Antonio D'Amelio (middle row from left) Devon Curtis, Nicolas Karas, David Ruela, AJ Oliveira, Yan Silva, Jacob Dimichele, Brandon Vieira (back row from left) coach Jaime Pereira, coach Beto Fernandes, Danny Mendes, Alex Ribeiro, Filipe Dutra, Adam Antunes and coach Eurico Taveira. Missing from photo Xavier Gibson. -CONTRIBUTED

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The Union City Little League Astros won the minor division championship. The Astros went 16-3 this season and defeated the White Sox, 11-3, in the championship game June 18. Pictured (front row) Brendan Lyles, Stephen Higley, Sebastian Boscarino, Brady Evon, Andrew Jones (middle row) Andrew Normand, Jack Tajmajer, Eugene Normand, Alex Filandro, Nate Gairing, Tim Gairing (back row) coaches Will Gairing, Dave Boscarino, Brian Evon and Justin Goodall. -CONTRIBUTED

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Kaitlyn Barry and John Dean of Naugatuck High School (pictured holding awards) were honored in June at the 2014 Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) Scholar-Athlete Banquet. One male and one female student are eligible for the award through a nomination from their principal for demonstrating exemplary academic and athletic careers, possessing personal standards and achievements that are a model to others, exhibiting outstanding school and community service and carrying themselves with high levels of integrity, self-discipline and courage. -CONTRIBUTED

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Andrea Piccolo and Jake Boncal of Woodland Regional High School in Beacon Falls (pictured holding awards) were honored in June at the 2014 Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) Scholar-Athlete Banquet. One male and one female student are eligible for the award through a nomination from their principal for demonstrating exemplary academic and athletic careers, possessing personal standards and achievements that are a model to others, exhibiting outstanding school and community service and carrying themselves with high levels of integrity, self-discipline and courage. -CONTRIBUTED

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Algonquin School third-grader Aidan Fox of Prospect was one of eight winners from New Haven Country in the statewide CHET Dream Big! Competition. The contest features two entry categories based on grade level. Students from kindergarten to third grade submitted drawings expressing what they want to do after college. Students in fourth and fifth grade wrote an essay answering the question, “How will I change the world after college?” Award winners were honored at a recent ceremony at Rentschler Field in East Hartford and won a $500 contribution to a CHET college savings account. Fox was also recognized June 2 at the school by state Rep. Lezlye Zupkus (R-89), who presented him with a special citation from the General Assembly. -CONTRIBUTED

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Students from St. Francis-St. Hedwig School in Naugatuck prepare for the Naugatuck Memorial Day parade on float made and donated for the day by Dan Whitman of Naugatuck. -CONTRIBUTED

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State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus (R-89), front left, and state Sen. Joe Markley (R-16) held a legislative forum June 10 at Prospect Town Hall. The legislators provided residents with an update about what transpired during the 2014 legislative session and discussed various issues in the state. -CONTRIBUTED

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Lindsay Hawthorne of Prospect recently earned her Girl Scout Gold Award. In order to earn the Gold Award, which is the highest award in Girls Scouts, scouts spend at least 80 hours researching issues, assessing community needs and resources, building a team and making a sustainable impact in the community. Hawthorne created the Violence Against Women Awareness Campaign, which shed light on the issue of human trafficking and online predators. She planned and hosted an evening event for students, community members and teachers to learn how state troopers catch online predators. She also organized the 1Billion Rising flash mob dance at Woodland, which will be held next year. -CONTRIBUTED

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Whitney Stow of Beacon Falls recently earned her Girl Scout Gold Award. In order to earn the Gold Award, which is the highest award in Girls Scouts, scouts spend at least 80 hours researching issues, assessing community needs and resources, building a team and making a sustainable impact in the community. Stow raised awareness of the dangers of texting and driving to the junior and senior classes at Woodland Regional High School. She organized a presentation in partnership with Survive the Drive and created her own video. -CONTRIBUTED

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Emily Trumbley of Prospect recently earned her Girl Scout Gold Award. In order to earn the Gold Award, which is the highest award in Girls Scouts, scouts spend at least 80 hours researching issues, assessing community needs and resources, building a team and making a sustainable impact in the community. Trumbley developed a two-year summer chapel curriculum for area churches to utilize, helping them address a need for summer engagement of youth. A copy of this curriculum was given to the United Church of Christ Connecticut Conference Library so that churches around and outside the state could utilize the curriculum in the future. -CONTRIBUTED

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Jane Pinho of Prospect has been named chairwoman of the 2014 Business Women’s Forum. Pinho, branch manager of the Ion Bank in Prospect, will oversee coordination of the annual, all-day, career-development conference for women. The forum is a program of the Greater Waterbury Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The overall mission of the forum is to raise monies for a scholarship fund for female Post University students to pursue business educations. ‘BWF’s continual commitment has been to the equality of opportunity and advancement for women in business,’ said Pinho in a press release. “During the past 31 years, the BWF has generated in excess of $185,000 toward those scholarships.The forum will be held Oct. 10 in Southington. Companies and organizations interested in learning more about sponsorships and marketing opportunities can contact Lynn Ward or Courtney Ligi at the Waterbury Regional Chamber at (203) 757-0701 or via email to lward@waterburychamber.com or cligi@waterburychamber.com. To register, visit www.2014 BWF.com. -CONTRIBUTED

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Players from the Peter J. Foley Little League in Naugatuck pose for a picture with New Britain Rock Cats pitcher and Naugatuck native Pat Dean June 1. Dean pitched and earned a win that day and also signed autographs for the children. -CONTRIBUTED

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Kelly Arnold, 11, of Beacon Falls hands her brother Kenny Arnold, 8, a Lego during the Beacon Falls Public Library’s Decorate the Library day June 23. Children made Lego robots and paper whirligigs that will be displayed around the library for the summer. –LUKE MARSHALLRhonda Lord of the Naugatuck Visiting Nurses Association checks the blood pressure of Sharon Helmes during the Naugatuck Senior Health and Wellness Clinic June 19 at the Naugatuck Senior Center. The annual clinic provides a variety of screenings to seniors. Senior center Director Harvey Frydman said center was able to host the clinic because of a $20,000 grant from the state and the donation of time and services from the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging. –LUKE MARSHALLYolanda Coyey gets her eyes tested by Healthy Eyes Alliance Program Director Naomi Haynor during the Naugatuck Senior Health and Wellness Clinic June 19 at the Naugatuck Senior Center. The annual clinic provides a variety of screenings to seniors. Senior center Director Harvey Frydman said center was able to host the clinic because of a $20,000 grant from the state and the donation of time and services from the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging. –LUKE MARSHALLThe Naugatuck All Stars, the Naugatuck Youth Soccer U-15 boys competition team, won the Connecticut Cup championship game, 1-0, against Stamford June 14 in Farmington. The team followed up that victory by winning the Cheshire Invitational Tournament June 15. The team went undefeated in the regular season as well to win its division in the South Central Connecticut District. The All Stars ended a perfect season on June 21 as 2014 spring season champions. Pictured (front row from left) Pedro DeSouza, Marco Mendes, PJ Morrissey, Cristian Bustamante, Diogo Taveira, Antonio D'Amelio (middle row from left) Devon Curtis, Nicolas Karas, David Ruela, AJ Oliveira, Yan Silva, Jacob Dimichele, Brandon Vieira (back row from left) coach Jaime Pereira, coach Beto Fernandes, Danny Mendes, Alex Ribeiro, Filipe Dutra, Adam Antunes and coach Eurico Taveira. Missing from photo Xavier Gibson. -CONTRIBUTEDThe Union City Little League Astros won the minor division championship. The Astros went 16-3 this season and defeated the White Sox, 11-3, in the championship game June 18. Pictured (front row) Brendan Lyles, Stephen Higley, Sebastian Boscarino, Brady Evon, Andrew Jones (middle row) Andrew Normand, Jack Tajmajer, Eugene Normand, Alex Filandro, Nate Gairing, Tim Gairing (back row) coaches Will Gairing, Dave Boscarino, Brian Evon and Justin Goodall. -CONTRIBUTEDKaitlyn Barry and John Dean of Naugatuck High School (pictured holding awards) were honored in June at the 2014 Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) Scholar-Athlete Banquet. One male and one female student are eligible for the award through a nomination from their principal for demonstrating exemplary academic and athletic careers, possessing personal standards and achievements that are a model to others, exhibiting outstanding school and community service and carrying themselves with high levels of integrity, self-discipline and courage. -CONTRIBUTEDAndrea Piccolo and Jake Boncal of Woodland Regional High School in Beacon Falls (pictured holding awards) were honored in June at the 2014 Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) Scholar-Athlete Banquet. One male and one female student are eligible for the award through a nomination from their principal for demonstrating exemplary academic and athletic careers, possessing personal standards and achievements that are a model to others, exhibiting outstanding school and community service and carrying themselves with high levels of integrity, self-discipline and courage. -CONTRIBUTEDAlgonquin School third-grader Aidan Fox of Prospect was one of eight winners from New Haven Country in the statewide CHET Dream Big! Competition. The contest features two entry categories based on grade level. Students from kindergarten to third grade submitted drawings expressing what they want to do after college. Students in fourth and fifth grade wrote an essay answering the question, “How will I change the world after college?” Award winners were honored at a recent ceremony at Rentschler Field in East Hartford and won a $500 contribution to a CHET college savings account. Fox was also recognized June 2 at the school by state Rep. Lezlye Zupkus (R-89), who presented him with a special citation from the General Assembly. -CONTRIBUTEDStudents from St. Francis-St. Hedwig School in Naugatuck prepare for the Naugatuck Memorial Day parade on float made and donated for the day by Dan Whitman of Naugatuck. -CONTRIBUTEDState Rep. Lezlye Zupkus (R-89), front left, and state Sen. Joe Markley (R-16) held a legislative forum June 10 at Prospect Town Hall. The legislators provided residents with an update about what transpired during the 2014 legislative session and discussed various issues in the state. -CONTRIBUTEDLindsay Hawthorne of Prospect recently earned her Girl Scout Gold Award. In order to earn the Gold Award, which is the highest award in Girls Scouts, scouts spend at least 80 hours researching issues, assessing community needs and resources, building a team and making a sustainable impact in the community. Hawthorne created the Violence Against Women Awareness Campaign, which shed light on the issue of human trafficking and online predators. She planned and hosted an evening event for students, community members and teachers to learn how state troopers catch online predators. She also organized the 1Billion Rising flash mob dance at Woodland, which will be held next year. -CONTRIBUTEDWhitney Stow of Beacon Falls recently earned her Girl Scout Gold Award. In order to earn the Gold Award, which is the highest award in Girls Scouts, scouts spend at least 80 hours researching issues, assessing community needs and resources, building a team and making a sustainable impact in the community. Stow raised awareness of the dangers of texting and driving to the junior and senior classes at Woodland Regional High School. She organized a presentation in partnership with Survive the Drive and created her own video. -CONTRIBUTEDEmily Trumbley of Prospect recently earned her Girl Scout Gold Award. In order to earn the Gold Award, which is the highest award in Girls Scouts, scouts spend at least 80 hours researching issues, assessing community needs and resources, building a team and making a sustainable impact in the community. Trumbley developed a two-year summer chapel curriculum for area churches to utilize, helping them address a need for summer engagement of youth. A copy of this curriculum was given to the United Church of Christ Connecticut Conference Library so that churches around and outside the state could utilize the curriculum in the future. -CONTRIBUTEDJane Pinho of Prospect has been named chairwoman of the 2014 Business Women’s Forum. Pinho, branch manager of the Ion Bank in Prospect, will oversee coordination of the annual, all-day, career-development conference for women. The forum is a program of the Greater Waterbury Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The overall mission of the forum is to raise monies for a scholarship fund for female Post University students to pursue business educations. ‘BWF’s continual commitment has been to the equality of opportunity and advancement for women in business,’ said Pinho in a press release. “During the past 31 years, the BWF has generated in excess of $185,000 toward those scholarships.The forum will be held Oct. 10 in Southington. Companies and organizations interested in learning more about sponsorships and marketing opportunities can contact Lynn Ward or Courtney Ligi at the Waterbury Regional Chamber at (203) 757-0701 or via email to lward@waterburychamber.com or cligi@waterburychamber.com. To register, visit www.2014 BWF.com.  -CONTRIBUTEDPlayers from the Peter J. Foley Little League in Naugatuck pose for a picture with New Britain Rock Cats pitcher and Naugatuck native Pat Dean June 1. Dean pitched and earned a win that day and also signed autographs for the children. -CONTRIBUTEDFEAT_COMM_RockCatGame
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