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The Prospect U13 girls travel soccer team went undefeated this spring in league play in the South Central District. Pictured, front row from left, Morgan Ruggiero, Gabby Mignosa, Briana Iannicelli, Haley Wolfanger, Julia Accetura, Nicole Sherman and Juliana Villano. Back row from left, XiuXiu Sammis-McCoy, Bridgette Riffe, Julia Casimiro, Michealla Mastropietro, Eliza Smith, Mia Piccolo, Alanna Carasone, Kerrigan Shaw and coach Ryan Smith. Missing from the picture is Rebekah Wallace. –CONTRIBUTED

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From left, Naugatuck Deputy Chief Ellen Murray, Firefighter Stephen Hebb, Fire Chief Kenneth Hanks, Ion Bank President and CEO Charles Boulier III, and Deputy Mayor Tamath Rossi pose for a picture with the fire department’s new Automated External Defibrillator or AED. The department bought the AED with a $1,695 grant from the Ion Bank Foundation. The new AED unit, which was ordered when the department received the grant in February, arrived in August and was placed on Engine 3, which runs out of the department’s eastside station. Defibrillators are electronic devices that can give an electrical shock to the heart of victims who are undergoing cardiac-related emergencies. ‘This is the first time such a piece of equipment has been put into service on an emergency vehicle in the Naugatuck Fire Department,’ Murray wrote in a thank you letter to the Boulier. –CONTRIBUTED

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From left, Valerie Fortney, Kaitlyn Fortney, Emily Payton, and Laura Payton competed in the point sparring, combat weapons sparring, forms and weapons events at the Nashua, N.H. tournament Aug. 2. The four students of Sokol's Taekwondo in Naugatuck took home a bevy of medals. –CONTRIBUTED

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From left, JD Dyckman of Prospect, Andy O’Dell of Beacon Falls and Dan Leclerc of Prospect participated in the Order of the Arrow Trail Crew high adventure trip July 13. The program was a 14-day experience on the trails of Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. The first week focused on trail construction and maintenance, and the second week was a backpacking trek designed by the participants. The three scouts are members of OA-Tschitani Lodge No. 10, Connecticut Rivers Council. –CONTRIBUTED

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Leah Dorsey, 6, of Naugatuck puts a paracord bracelet on her mother, Amy Dorsey, Aug. 23 during the fourth annual All Arts Festival on the Naugatuck Green. –LUKE MARSHALL

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Madison Schomburg, 3, of Seymour has her face painted by Jennifer Pappas Aug. 23 during the All Arts Festival on the Naugatuck Green. –LUKE MARSHALL

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Veronica Rangel of Naugatuck uses chalk to create a colorful design to welcome visitors Aug. 23 to the All Arts Festival on the Naugatuck Green. –LUKE MARSHALL

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Saleena Na of Naugatuck uses chalk to create a colorful design to welcome visitors Aug. 23 to the All Arts Festival on the Naugatuck Green. –LUKE MARSHALL

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Naugatuck residents Flora Fidalgo, right, and Caroline Pereira frost cavacas cookies Aug. 22 at the Naugatuck Portuguese Club in preparation for the annual Feast of Sao Paio. The festival runs Aug. 29-Aug. 31 at the club on Rubber Avenue and features a wine tasting, live music and traditional Portuguese food. –LUKE MARSHALL

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Prospect and Beacon Falls players, from left, Julia Accetura, Juliana Villano, Michealla Mastropietro, Nicole Sherman, Eliza Smith and Kerrigan Shaw played for the CT Brazil Team out of Woodbridge that won the U13 girls division of the T.W.I.S.T. soccer tournament in Wallingford Aug. 16-18. –CONTRIBUTED

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Naugatuck 1 won the Joan Joyce Softball League this season going a perfect 14-0. The title is the team’s fourth in the past seven seasons. Pictured, kneeling from left, Jasmine Thorpe, Sara Marques, Jackie Aronin and Julia Pelliccia. Standing from left, coach Steve Litke, manager Rick Pelliccia, Molly Kennedy, Maddie Jensen (MVP), Gretchen Hale, Sydney Cotto, Gillian Fortier, coach Leigh Aronin, Alex Langhans and coach Mike DiMaria. Missing from the picture are Becca Anderson, Taya Diaz and Jenna Massicotte. –CONTRIBUTED

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The Prospect U13 girls travel soccer team went undefeated this spring in league play in the South Central District. Pictured, front row from left, Morgan Ruggiero, Gabby Mignosa, Briana Iannicelli, Haley Wolfanger, Julia Accetura, Nicole Sherman and Juliana Villano. Back row from left, XiuXiu Sammis-McCoy, Bridgette Riffe, Julia Casimiro, Michealla Mastropietro, Eliza Smith, Mia Piccolo, Alanna Carasone, Kerrigan Shaw and coach Ryan Smith. Missing from the picture is Rebekah Wallace. –CONTRIBUTEDFrom left, Naugatuck Deputy Chief Ellen Murray, Firefighter Stephen Hebb, Fire Chief Kenneth Hanks, Ion Bank President and CEO Charles Boulier III, and Deputy Mayor Tamath Rossi pose for a picture with the fire department’s new Automated External Defibrillator or AED. The department bought the AED with a $1,695 grant from the Ion Bank Foundation. The new AED unit, which was ordered when the department received the grant in February, arrived in August and was placed on Engine 3, which runs out of the department’s eastside station. Defibrillators are electronic devices that can give an electrical shock to the heart of victims who are undergoing cardiac-related emergencies. 
‘This is the first time such a piece of equipment has been put into service on an emergency vehicle in the Naugatuck Fire Department,’ Murray wrote in a thank you letter to the Boulier. –CONTRIBUTEDFrom left, Valerie Fortney, Kaitlyn Fortney, Emily Payton, and Laura Payton competed in the point sparring, combat weapons sparring, forms and weapons events at the Nashua, N.H. tournament Aug. 2. The four students of Sokol's Taekwondo in Naugatuck took home a bevy of medals. –CONTRIBUTEDFrom left, JD Dyckman of Prospect, Andy O’Dell of Beacon Falls and Dan Leclerc of Prospect participated in the Order of the Arrow Trail Crew high adventure trip July 13. The program was a 14-day experience on the trails of Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. The first week focused on trail construction and maintenance, and the second week was a backpacking trek designed by the participants. The three scouts are members of OA-Tschitani Lodge No. 10, Connecticut Rivers Council. –CONTRIBUTEDLeah Dorsey, 6, of Naugatuck puts a paracord bracelet on her mother, Amy Dorsey, Aug. 23 during the fourth annual All Arts Festival on the Naugatuck Green. –LUKE MARSHALLMadison Schomburg, 3, of Seymour has her face painted by Jennifer Pappas Aug. 23 during the All Arts Festival on the Naugatuck Green. –LUKE MARSHALLVeronica Rangel of Naugatuck uses chalk to create a colorful design to welcome visitors Aug. 23 to the All Arts Festival on the Naugatuck Green. –LUKE MARSHALLSaleena Na of Naugatuck uses chalk to create a colorful design to welcome visitors Aug. 23 to the All Arts Festival on the Naugatuck Green. –LUKE MARSHALLNaugatuck residents Flora Fidalgo, right, and Caroline Pereira frost cavacas cookies Aug. 22 at the Naugatuck Portuguese Club in preparation for the annual Feast of Sao Paio. The festival runs Aug. 29-Aug. 31 at the club on Rubber Avenue and features a wine tasting, live music and traditional Portuguese food. –LUKE MARSHALLProspect and Beacon Falls players, from left, Julia Accetura, Juliana Villano, Michealla Mastropietro, Nicole Sherman, Eliza Smith and Kerrigan Shaw played for the CT Brazil Team out of Woodbridge that won the U13 girls division of the T.W.I.S.T. soccer tournament in Wallingford Aug. 16-18. –CONTRIBUTEDNaugatuck 1 won the Joan Joyce Softball League this season going a perfect 14-0. The title is the team’s fourth in the past seven seasons. Pictured, kneeling from left, Jasmine Thorpe, Sara Marques, Jackie Aronin and Julia Pelliccia. Standing from left, coach Steve Litke, manager Rick Pelliccia, Molly Kennedy, Maddie Jensen (MVP), Gretchen Hale, Sydney Cotto, Gillian Fortier, coach Leigh Aronin, Alex Langhans and coach Mike DiMaria. Missing from the picture are Becca Anderson, Taya Diaz and Jenna Massicotte. –CONTRIBUTEDFEAT-COMM_AEDDonation
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