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Dylan Carlson, 18, of Naugatuck sings ‘Face Down’ by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus during The Sounds of Summer open mic program hosted by the Naugatuck YMCA July 10 on the Town Green. The next open mic is scheduled for Aug. 14. The program is open to teens and adults, who want to sing, play music or recite poetry. For more information, call the YMCA at (203) 729-9622. –ELIO GUGLIOTTI

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City Hill Middle School students Sarah Viele and Matthew Pimpinelli (holding certificates) were honored June 8 as the state’s top Scholar Leaders at the 2014 Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) Scholar Leader Banquet in Southington. –CONTRIBUTED

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Long River Middle School students Kaylee Walsh and Joseph Kmetz (holding certificates) were honored June 8 as the state’s top Scholar Leaders at the 2014 Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) Scholar Leader Banquet in Southington. –CONTRIBUTED

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Sixth-graders Brandon McCusker and Dante Polletta of Prospect along with Naugatuck High School student Suzana Amaral were among the 200 recipients of the CHET 2014 Advance Scholarship recognized at an awards ceremony June 19. –CONTRIBUTED

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Former interim Naugatuck Superintendent of Schools James Connelly was presented with a certificate of appreciation June 23 for his service on the Naugatuck Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors. June 23 was Connelly’s last meeting on the board, which holds a seat for the superintendent. Pictured, from left, NEDC Board Chair Jay Carlson Connelly, NEDC CEO Ron Pugliese and Mayor Robert Mezzo. –CONTRIBUTED

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Natalie Katrenya, 13, of Beacon Falls recently made rank of Cho Dan 1st degree black belt through the TSDMA Tang Soo Do Masters Alliance. –CONTRIBUTED

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The Prospect Business Association recently elected its board of directors, from left, Secretary Tammy Enquist, Treasurer Joe Corona, board member Mark Mosher, President Matt Buonaiuto, board member Jeff Holley, Vice President of Membership Dave Jones and Vice President of Marketing Technology Rob Edwards. –CONTRIBUTED

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Heather McCleod demonstrates a bo staff form during Martial Arts Day at Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury June 22. Members of USA Martial Arts of Naugatuck participated in the event. –CONTRIBUTED

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The Beacon Falls Parks and Recreation Commission hosted the Second Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta Saturday at Matthies Park. Ten cardboard crafts participated in the race with seven completing the course before sinking. Boy Scout Troop 104 of Beacon Falls took first and second place and Beacon Hose Company No. 1 took third place. Pictured, Selectman Dom Sorrentino, front, and Joe Rodorigo get off to a wet start. –CONTRIBUTED

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The Beacon Falls Parks and Recreation Commission hosted the Second Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta Saturday at Matthies Park. Ten cardboard crafts participated in the race with seven completing the course before sinking. Boy Scout Troop 104 of Beacon Falls took first and second place and Beacon Hose Company No. 1 took third place. Pictured, Giana Guerra waits for the race to start in her cardboard boat. –CONTRIBUTED

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The Beacon Falls Parks and Recreation Commission hosted the Second Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta Saturday at Matthies Park. Ten cardboard crafts participated in the race with seven completing the course before sinking. Boy Scout Troop 104 of Beacon Falls took first and second place and Beacon Hose Company No. 1 took third place. Pictured, Mark Dubroski, left, and Shealyn Rodorigo set off on their cardboard boat. –CONTRIBUTED

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Tom Giammattei, left, and his son Wyatt Giammattei of The Flower Farm in Prospect stack ears of corn July 9 during opening day of the Naugatuck farmers market on the Town Green. Giammattei said sales were a bit slow, but that was to be expected on the first day. ‘It’s always slow in the beginning until people know you’re here. Then it will pick up,’ Giammattei said. Marcucio Farms and Greenhouses of Ansonia was also on hand for the first day. The farmers market is open Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. –LUKE MARSHALL

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Dylan Carlson, 18, of Naugatuck sings ‘Face Down’ by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus during The Sounds of Summer open mic program hosted by the Naugatuck YMCA July 10 on the Town Green. The next open mic is scheduled for Aug. 14. The program is open to teens and adults, who want to sing, play music or recite poetry. For more information, call the YMCA at (203) 729-9622. –ELIO GUGLIOTTICity Hill Middle School students Sarah Viele and Matthew Pimpinelli (holding certificates) were honored June 8 as the state’s top Scholar Leaders at the 2014 Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) Scholar Leader Banquet in Southington. –CONTRIBUTEDLong River Middle School students Kaylee Walsh and Joseph Kmetz (holding certificates) were honored June 8 as the state’s top Scholar Leaders at the 2014 Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) Scholar Leader Banquet in Southington. –CONTRIBUTEDSixth-graders Brandon McCusker and Dante Polletta of Prospect along with Naugatuck High School student Suzana Amaral were among the 200 recipients of the CHET 2014 Advance Scholarship recognized at an awards ceremony June 19. –CONTRIBUTEDFormer interim Naugatuck Superintendent of Schools James Connelly was presented with a certificate of appreciation June 23 for his service on the Naugatuck Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors. June 23 was Connelly’s last meeting on the board, which holds a seat for the superintendent. Pictured, from left, NEDC Board Chair Jay Carlson Connelly, NEDC CEO Ron Pugliese and Mayor Robert Mezzo. –CONTRIBUTEDNatalie Katrenya, 13, of Beacon Falls recently made rank of Cho Dan 1st degree black belt through the TSDMA Tang Soo Do Masters Alliance. –CONTRIBUTEDThe Prospect Business Association recently elected its board of directors, from left, Secretary Tammy Enquist, Treasurer Joe Corona, board member Mark Mosher, President Matt Buonaiuto, board member Jeff Holley, Vice President of Membership Dave Jones and Vice President of Marketing Technology Rob Edwards. –CONTRIBUTEDHeather McCleod demonstrates a bo staff form during Martial Arts Day at Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury June 22. Members of USA Martial Arts of Naugatuck participated in the event. –CONTRIBUTEDThe Beacon Falls Parks and Recreation Commission hosted the Second Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta Saturday at Matthies Park. Ten cardboard crafts participated in the race with seven completing the course before sinking. Boy Scout Troop 104 of Beacon Falls took first and second place and Beacon Hose Company No. 1 took third place. Pictured, Selectman Dom Sorrentino, front, and Joe Rodorigo get off to a wet start. –CONTRIBUTEDThe Beacon Falls Parks and Recreation Commission hosted the Second Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta Saturday at Matthies Park. Ten cardboard crafts participated in the race with seven completing the course before sinking. Boy Scout Troop 104 of Beacon Falls took first and second place and Beacon Hose Company No. 1 took third place. Pictured, Giana Guerra waits for the race to start in her cardboard boat. –CONTRIBUTEDThe Beacon Falls Parks and Recreation Commission hosted the Second Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta Saturday at Matthies Park. Ten cardboard crafts participated in the race with seven completing the course before sinking. Boy Scout Troop 104 of Beacon Falls took first and second place and Beacon Hose Company No. 1 took third place. Pictured, Mark Dubroski, left, and Shealyn Rodorigo set off on their cardboard boat. –CONTRIBUTEDTom Giammattei, left, and his son Wyatt Giammattei of The Flower Farm in Prospect stack ears of corn July 9 during opening day of the Naugatuck farmers market on the Town Green. Giammattei said sales were a bit slow, but that was to be expected on the first day. ‘It’s always slow in the beginning until people know you’re here. Then it will pick up,’ Giammattei said. Marcucio Farms and Greenhouses of Ansonia was also on hand for the first day. The farmers market is open Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. –LUKE MARSHALLFEAT_NEWS_Cardboard2
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