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Amity Senior named as finalist for the BioGENEius Challenge

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May 312016
 
Amity Senior named as finalist for the BioGENEius Challenge

Amity Regional High School Senior Helen Liu was just named one of the 15 finalists for the BioGENEius Challenge, the premier competition for high school students – from across the world – that recognizes outstanding research in biotechnology. She will now head to San Francisco to compete in the International BioGENEius Challenge at BIO 2016, [Read The Full Story]

Check Out Mars Tonight

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May 302016
 
Check Out Mars Tonight

The planet Mars has been visibly bright in the night sky since May 18, but tonight it’s making its closest approach (a distance of 46.8 million miles) in nearly 11 years. The last time Mars was this close was on October 5, 2005. If you miss it tonight, don’t fret, the planet will still be clearly visible [Read The Full Story]

Down On The Farm With The Orange Community Women

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May 302016
 
Down On The Farm With The Orange Community Women

The Tracy Bunch and Orange Community Women (OCW) had a delightful time on a beautiful Monday evening in May at Buttermilk Farms in Orange, CT. The evening began with a craft and a pizza dinner. After dinner, the Tracy Bunch was given a tour of the farm and animals by Maryellen Holden. They were able to pet [Read The Full Story]

Don’t Miss This Year’s POPS Concert

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May 302016
 
Don't Miss This Year's POPS Concert

The 2016 Amity POPS Concert, “Corn Pops” will take place in the John J. Brady Center at Amity High School, just ONE DAY this year, Friday, June 3 at 7 p.m. Presented by the Amity Music Department, the show will include “a lot of corny jokes,” according to retiring music teacher Chris Hickerson. If you’ve never [Read The Full Story]

Happenings At The Church Of The Good Shepherd

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May 302016
 
Happenings At The Church Of The Good Shepherd

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd moves into summer with a slate of activities to interest people of all ages. Here is some submitted information: On Youth Sunday, June 5, our 9:30 service will be led by the young people of the congregation filling the roles of readers, preachers, and Eucharistic assistants. Please join us as we [Read The Full Story]

Obituary: Alphonse Wilk, 96, Beloved Father Of Geri Tessitore

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May 302016
 
Obituary: Alphonse Wilk, 96, Beloved Father Of Geri Tessitore

On Saturday, May 28, 2016, Alphonse J. Wilk, 96, entered eternal life at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain with his loving family at his side. Born in New Britain on November 22, 1919, he was the son of the late Joseph & Mary (Barszcz). He served our great country in the United [Read The Full Story]

Orange Rotary, Recycling, Join For Shredding Event, Bicycle Donation Day

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May 302016
 
Orange Rotary, Recycling, Join For Shredding Event, Bicycle Donation Day

The Rotary Club of Orange, together with Orange Recycling, will hold a shredding day at High Plains Community Center on June 25 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Bicycles of all sizes also may be donated at the same time. Items brought for shredding should be personal documents, and all paper should be removed from binders [Read The Full Story]

Orange Resident Selected as Governor’s Scholar

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May 302016
 
Orange Resident Selected as Governor's Scholar

The Governor’s Scholars Program recognizes academically talented high school students in schools throughout the state. Principals of CAS (Connecticut Association of Schools) member high schools are given the opportunity to nominate one junior who ranks in the top five percent of his or her class. Those members of the Governor’s Scholars Committee who are professional [Read The Full Story]

Photos: 2016 Memorial Day Parade

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May 302016
 
Photos: 2016 Memorial Day Parade

It was a fine day for a Parade on Sunday, as residents lined both sides of Orange Center Road to cheer on their town leaders, lawmakers, children’s groups, veterans, bands and of course Stuart the Giant Strawberry. Police K-9 Loki did pretty well for his first walk down the “Orange Mile” (well, not quite). Parade [Read The Full Story]

Photos: 2016 Memorial Day Ceremony At the Gazebo

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May 292016
 
Photos: 2016 Memorial Day Ceremony At the Gazebo

It was a sunny, breezy hot day on the Orange Fairgrounds for the 2016 Orange Memorial Day Ceremony. Robert Mirto, Esq., was the Master of Ceremonies, and he and all of the honored guests kept their addresses short, so there were no medical emergencies and the parade stepped off earlier than in some past years. US [Read The Full Story]