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Naugatuck Youth Soccer’s Elite Extreme U12 boys won the South County Rhode Island Seaside Classic July 12-13 for the second year in a row, sweeping all four games. The team, which played in the tournament’s more competitive Seaside Division, scored 18 goals. Combining to score the 18 goals were Brian Portela, Brian Silva, Alex Manasoiu, Branden Lage, Zach Koslosky, Connor Kusmit, Nelson Lavoura, Brandon Sampaio and Freddie Longo. Goalie Michael Connan, with the help of the defense led by Matt Smith, limited opponents to just one goal for the tournament on a penalty kick. Pictured, bottom row from left, Matt Smith, Nelson Lavoura, Michael Connan, Brandon Sampaio, Branden Lage and Freddie Longo. Middle row from left, coach Sal Santa Maria, Alex Manasoiu, Zach Koslosky, Brian Silva, Connor Kusmit, Brian Portela and assistant coach Daniel Lavoura. Top row, coach Glenn Connan. –CONTRIBUTED

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Staff of Beacon Brook Health Center in Naugatuck wear blue in support of Men’s Health Men in June. –CONTRIBUTED

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Boy Scout Donald Salvatore Ferretti of Beacon Falls received the rank of Eagle Scout at Troop 104's Eagle Court of Honor May 31. Ferretti built a covered bridge at Matthies Park for his Eagle Scout project. His Eagle ceremony was held at Matthies Park in view of the new bridge. Ferretti, the son of Donald and Deborah Ferretti, is entering his sophomore year at Syracuse University. Pictured, from left, Donald Ferretti, Donald Salvatore Ferretti, Deborah Ferretti and First Selectman Christopher Bielik. –CONTRIBUTED

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Linda Lawson of Naugatuck was welcomed recently as a new member of the Trumbull-Porter Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, during its annual meeting in Southbury. Pictured, from left, Trumbull-Porter Chapter DAR Chaplain Rev. Jody Guerrera, Lawson, Registrar Freda Carreiro of Watertown and Chapter Regent Katie Gabrielson of Naugatuck. –CONTRIBUTED

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The Prospect Democratic Town Committee awarded the George A. Sabo Memorial Scholarship to Daniel Conti July 7. Conti, a recent graduate of Woodland Regional High School, will attend the University of Connecticut. Conti is the second recipient of the annual award. The scholarship was established in honor of former Democratic Prospect Mayor George A. Sabo Jr. Pictured, from left, Chair of the Prospect Democratic Town Committee Eileen Cranney, Sabo’s wife Shirley Sabo, Conti, Katherine Sabo Blinstrubas and Sam Blinstrubas, Sabo’s daughter and grandson and members of the committee. –CONTRIBUTED

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Members of the Beacon Falls and Oxford senior centers unfurl a new banner at the Beacon Falls Senior Center July 23. The members of the Oxford Senior Center made the new banner for the Beacon Falls Senior Center to replace an old one that was falling apart. –LUKE MARSHALL

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Sahil Banerjee, 9, of Beacon Falls delivers a glass of lemonade during the United Day School’s lemonade stand July 24 along Main Street in Beacon Falls. For the past four years, children in the school’s summer program have sold lemonade to benefit an organization in town. This year the money raised will go the Beacon Falls Senior Center. –ELIO GUGLIOTTI

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Olivia Sewitsky, 8, left, and Lauren Mulinski, 11, both of Beacon Falls, promote the United Day School’s lemonade stand July 24 along Main Street in Beacon Falls. For the past four years, children in the school’s summer program have sold lemonade to benefit an organization in town. This year the money raised will go the Beacon Falls Senior Center. –ELIO GUGLIOTTI

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Gavin Osborne, 9, of Naugatuck designs a superhero at the Whittemore Library in Naugatuck July 23. The library handed out capes and masks for the children to wear as part of Superhero Week. The weeklong celebration, which was in honor of the 75th anniversary of the creation of Batman, included a superhero parade and screening of the 1966 Batman: The Movie. –LUKE MARSHALL

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Jacob McGrath, 4, of Naugatuck designs a speech bubble to go with a superhero at the Whittemore Library in Naugatuck July 23. The library handed out capes and masks for the children to wear as part of Superhero Week. The weeklong celebration, which was in honor of the 75th anniversary of the creation of Batman, included a superhero parade and screening of the 1966 Batman: The Movie. –LUKE MARSHALL

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Whittemore Library Children’s Librarian Matthew Yanarella helps children create superheroes at the Whittemore Library in Naugatuck July 23. The library handed out capes and masks for the children to wear as part of Superhero Week. The weeklong celebration, which was in honor of the 75th anniversary of the creation of Batman, included a superhero parade and screening of the 1966 Batman: The Movie. –LUKE MARSHALL

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Prospect U12 Cobras boys premier team won the U12 boys premier division at the Suffield Tournament in Suffield on June 28-29. –CONTRIBUTED

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The Robert A. Cole Little League Rising Stars team defeated Ansonia July 25 11-1 to win the Rising Stars championship. The team played an eight-game series against teams from Seymour and Ansonia. They beat out Seymour July 23 in the semifinals to advance to the championship game. Pictured keeling, Kayo Niebrzydowski, Danny Knox, Caleb Shea, Matthew Gunnison, Colby Riggerio and Ryan Deptula. Middle row, Max Martin, Tyler Lato, Sean Swanson, Logan Carlson, Dakota Palange and Joey Syrowsky. Back row, coaches Derek Palange, Mark Swanson, Matt Deptula and Matt Shea. –CONTRIBUTED

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The Prospect U14 travel girls team won the U14 girls division at the SCD Conte Tournament in Cheshire on June 21. –CONTRIBUTED

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Naugatuck Youth Soccer’s Elite Extreme U12 boys won the South County Rhode Island Seaside Classic July 12-13 for the second year in a row, sweeping all four games. The team, which played in the tournament’s more competitive Seaside Division, scored 18 goals. Combining to score the 18 goals were Brian Portela, Brian Silva, Alex Manasoiu, Branden Lage, Zach Koslosky, Connor Kusmit, Nelson Lavoura, Brandon Sampaio and Freddie Longo. Goalie Michael Connan, with the help of the defense led by Matt Smith, limited opponents to just one goal for the tournament on a penalty kick. Pictured, bottom row from left, Matt Smith, Nelson Lavoura, Michael Connan, Brandon Sampaio, Branden Lage and Freddie Longo. Middle row from left, coach Sal Santa Maria, Alex Manasoiu, Zach Koslosky, Brian Silva, Connor Kusmit, Brian Portela and assistant coach Daniel Lavoura. Top row, coach Glenn Connan. –CONTRIBUTEDStaff of Beacon Brook Health Center in Naugatuck wear blue in support of Men’s Health Men in June. –CONTRIBUTEDBoy Scout Donald Salvatore Ferretti of Beacon Falls received the rank of Eagle Scout at Troop 104's Eagle Court of Honor May 31. Ferretti built a covered bridge at Matthies Park for his Eagle Scout project. His Eagle ceremony was held at Matthies Park in view of the new bridge. Ferretti, the son of Donald and Deborah Ferretti, is entering his sophomore year at Syracuse University. Pictured, from left, Donald Ferretti, Donald Salvatore Ferretti, Deborah Ferretti and First Selectman Christopher Bielik. –CONTRIBUTEDLinda Lawson of Naugatuck was welcomed recently as a new member of the Trumbull-Porter Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, during its annual meeting in Southbury. Pictured, from left, Trumbull-Porter Chapter DAR Chaplain Rev. Jody Guerrera, Lawson, Registrar Freda Carreiro of Watertown and Chapter Regent Katie Gabrielson of Naugatuck. –CONTRIBUTEDThe Prospect Democratic Town Committee awarded the George A. Sabo Memorial Scholarship to Daniel Conti July 7. Conti, a recent graduate of Woodland Regional High School, will attend the University of Connecticut. Conti is the second recipient of the annual award. The scholarship was established in honor of former Democratic Prospect Mayor George A. Sabo Jr. Pictured, from left, Chair of the Prospect Democratic Town Committee Eileen Cranney, Sabo’s wife Shirley Sabo, Conti, Katherine Sabo Blinstrubas and Sam Blinstrubas, Sabo’s daughter and grandson and members of the committee. –CONTRIBUTEDMembers of the Beacon Falls and Oxford senior centers unfurl a new banner at the Beacon Falls Senior Center July 23. The members of the Oxford Senior Center made the new banner for the Beacon Falls Senior Center to replace an old one that was falling apart. –LUKE MARSHALLSahil Banerjee, 9, of Beacon Falls delivers a glass of lemonade during the United Day School’s lemonade stand July 24 along Main Street in Beacon Falls. For the past four years, children in the school’s summer program have sold lemonade to benefit an organization in town. This year the money raised will go the Beacon Falls Senior Center. –ELIO GUGLIOTTIOlivia Sewitsky, 8, left, and Lauren Mulinski, 11, both of Beacon Falls, promote the United Day School’s lemonade stand July 24 along Main Street in Beacon Falls. For the past four years, children in the school’s summer program have sold lemonade to benefit an organization in town. This year the money raised will go the Beacon Falls Senior Center. –ELIO GUGLIOTTIGavin Osborne, 9, of Naugatuck designs a superhero at the Whittemore Library in Naugatuck July 23. The library handed out capes and masks for the children to wear as part of Superhero Week. The weeklong celebration, which was in honor of the 75th anniversary of the creation of Batman, included a superhero parade and screening of the 1966 Batman: The Movie. –LUKE MARSHALLJacob McGrath, 4, of Naugatuck designs a speech bubble to go with a superhero at the Whittemore Library in Naugatuck July 23. The library handed out capes and masks for the children to wear as part of Superhero Week. The weeklong celebration, which was in honor of the 75th anniversary of the creation of Batman, included a superhero parade and screening of the 1966 Batman: The Movie. –LUKE MARSHALLWhittemore Library Children’s Librarian Matthew Yanarella helps children create superheroes at the Whittemore Library in Naugatuck July 23. The library handed out capes and masks for the children to wear as part of Superhero Week. The weeklong celebration, which was in honor of the 75th anniversary of the creation of Batman, included a superhero parade and screening of the 1966 Batman: The Movie. –LUKE MARSHALLProspect U12 Cobras boys premier team won the U12 boys premier division at the Suffield Tournament in Suffield on June 28-29. –CONTRIBUTEDThe Robert A. Cole Little League Rising Stars team defeated Ansonia July 25 11-1 to win the Rising Stars championship. The team played an eight-game series against teams from Seymour and Ansonia. They beat out Seymour July 23 in the semifinals to advance to the championship game. Pictured keeling, Kayo Niebrzydowski, Danny Knox, Caleb Shea, Matthew Gunnison, Colby Riggerio and Ryan Deptula. Middle row, Max Martin, Tyler Lato, Sean Swanson, Logan Carlson, Dakota Palange and Joey Syrowsky. Back row, coaches Derek Palange, Mark Swanson, Matt Deptula and Matt Shea. –CONTRIBUTEDThe Prospect U14 travel girls team won the U14 girls division at the SCD Conte Tournament in Cheshire on June 21. –CONTRIBUTEDFEAT_COMM_EagleScout
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