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Volunteers lend a hand at reservation

  NAUGATUCK — A group of Naugatuck volunteers traveled to La Plant, S.D. last month to help a Native American tribe. Seven volunteers from the Naugatuck Congregational Church spent a…

Casa Blend is one of several coffees sold under Simply Smiles Coffee brand. –SIMPLY SMILES

Brewing a difference

Borough native’s nonprofit launches coffee line In the remote mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico, Bryan Nurnberger noticed bags of coffee beans used as improvised furniture instead of as the basis for…

Naugatuck native Bryan Nurnberger poses with Sunshine, a young girl from a Lakota reservation in South Dakota where the nonprofit organization he launched in 2003 recently started helping out. –CONTRIBUTED BY SIMPLY SMILES

Borough man answers simple calling

The idea was simple, the sentiment behind it pure altruism. Its execution, however, was anything but simple. About a decade ago, a Naugatuck native, deeply moved by the dire conditions…