OPEN HOUSE: Beautiful 3 Bedroom Colonial on Cul-de-sac

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Apr 142019

If you are looking for a colonial to just move into, this is the one! Come to the open house at 500 Wolcott Lane today from 2:30-4 p.m.
Everything in this 2,224 sqft home has been redone in the last five years. Roof, windows, doors, kitchen, bathrooms, furnace, on demand hot water system, propane fuel, front porch, outside deck, closets, lighting, fireplace with wood-burning insert; done with the highest degree of work and energy efficiency.
You will love this three bedroom, two and a half bath colonial located on a cul-de-sac. Entering the tiled foyer, to the left is a large family room with a vaulted ceiling, wood burning fireplace, and hardwood floors.
The fireplace is beautifully framed with detailed windows allowing natural light to fill the room. To the right of the foyer is the living room/dining room that is presently being used as an office.
This is open to the over-sized kitchen with gas range, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances. Plenty of room for the chefs in the family to assist in meal preparation and plenty of cabinets and counter space for all.
There is a large deck off the kitchen perfect for grilling or a summer dinner. Upstairs there are three very good sized bedrooms and hardwood floors throughout.
Bedroom number one has a unique pocket window area and a large deep closet. Bedroom number two is beautifully decorated with one wall in shiplap giving it a very warm feeling. The master bedroom is a suite with dual deep closets and a bathroom with dual sinks and a stone walk-in shower with rain faucets.
Award-winning Amity schools and within 20 mins to NH/Fairfield.
Asking price is $425,000

Another Accident Near Field View Farm in Orange

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Apr 132019

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Just before 6 pm, emergency crews responded to a motorcycle accident on Route 34 Southbound near Field View Farm in Orange.

The road was still open for a while, but I have no current information.

Injuries are unknown at this time.

Three Bedroom Home For Sale By Owner

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Apr 132019

Here’s a three bedroom, 1.5 bath home on 0.67 acres at 101 Neenan Lane in Orange for sale by owner.

The 1,706 sqft of living space includes a living room, den, dining room, and kitchen. It has hardwood and tile floors, fireplace and cedar closet.

Stay cozy in the wintertime with Oil Heat – Cast Iron radiators

It has a full unfinished basement, and attached 2 car garage

Convenient to the Post Road, I-95, Parkway and other main thoroughfares in the Peck Place School district.

Built in 1952.

Decorate from scratch to your own liking, this home is now completely vacant.

Asking price is $329,900. For more information, or to arrange a tour, contact 203-215-4085.

Orange Lions 2019 Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday

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Apr 122019

The Orange Lions Club will host its 55th annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13, at the High Plains Community Center grounds (Orange Fairgrounds) on Orange Center Road.

In case of inclement weather, a “rain or snow date” has been set for Saturday, April 20 at High Plains Community Center, with the same schedule of events as on April 13.

The Easter Bunny will arrive at 12:30 PM, one half-hour (30 minutes) before the start of the Easter Egg Hunt itself.

There will be face painting for the children, and hot coffee for the adults.

The Easter Egg Hunt is divided into four (4) age groups. This allows each child to have an equal opportunity to collect the thousands of chocolate eggs which the Lions Club will have to distribute.

The four age groups are (1) Pre School through Kindergarten; (2) First Grade and Second Grade; (3) Third Grade and Fourth Grade; (4) Fifth Grade and Sixth Grade.

Thousands of chocolate eggs will be distributed during the hunt. Prizes will be awarded to children in all age categories for finding specially marked eggs.

An adult should accompany all participating children. Each child should have a bag or basket to collect their eggs. Parents may wish to bring a camera for a picture of their child with the Easter Bunny. Please note that parking for this event should be on paved parking areas only.

Nick Bencivengo is the Chairman of this year’s event. Anyone who wishes to make a donation to this event is asked to contact Nick at 203-901-9062. All donors will be acknowledged for their generosity at the Easter Egg Hunt.

The annual Easter Egg Hunt is but one of many community events and activities sponsored by the Orange Lions Club each year. Among the other annual events are the Community Thanksgiving Dinner, the Senior Pizza Party, a Comedy Night fundraiser, eye screenings for pre-schoolers, and an annual Wine Tasting fundraiser. In addition, the Orange Lions make contributions to many community organizations; and for many years, the Lions have run a Community Grants Program for local groups who are seeking funds for a special reason. In particular, the Orange Lions Club has made many gifts to the Case Memorial Library over the years for the purchase of large print books and audio tapes for the sight impaired and the general
public. The Orange Lions also fund scholarships each year for students graduating from Amity High School.

The Amity Varsity Sports Schedule for Wednesday, April 10

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Apr 102019

The Amity Varsity Baseball team is 2-1 for the season so far after a huge 10-0 five-inning shut out against North Haven on Monday.

The Lady Spartans Softball team is 2-1 with two big victories under their belts: 12-3 vs Fitch and 9-1 against Lyman Hall.

Both teams are playing HOME games today at 4 p.m. Baseball vs Hand and Softball vs West Haven.

The Boys Track Team takes on Sheehan and West Haven at 3:45 p.m. at Sheehan, Boys Volleyball takes on Shelton in Shelton at 6 p.m. Girls Golf faces Plainville in Southington at 3 p.m., and Girls Tennis goes up against Glastonbury in Glastonbury at 4 p.m.


Race Brook Students Help Support Other Children

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Apr 082019

Race Brook School students held a very successful drive in March to show their care and support for the children at the Hall Early Learning Center, part of the Hall Neighborhood House in the East Side of Bridgeport. Hall’s Early Learning Center provides services to over 270 preschool-age children through enriching, hands-on curriculum.

Race Brook School’s Student Council, directed by third-grade teacher Janet Greenspan, worked tirelessly to collect hundreds of new or nearly new books, educational games, puzzles, and craft supplies for the children at the center.

Devoted Student Council members at Race Brook School in Orange show their support for the Hall Neighborhood House in Bridgeport with a special drive to collect gently used or new books, educational games, puzzles, and craft supplies.

Fifth-grader Remmy C. really enjoyed contributing to the success of the drive. “I’m happy I was able to help make the flyer for collecting donations. I felt terrific knowing I was helping younger children.”

The Hall Early Learning Center is affiliated with and supported by the Jamie A. Hulley Foundation. The foundation has a special place in the hearts of the students and staff of Race Brook School in Orange. Jamie attended the school from
1987 to 1993. Throughout her young life, Jamie was very involved in the arts. Jamie’s Fund helps to provide the children at the center with enriching experiences in literature, art, music, and theatre. Race Brook students hope their donations to the center will provide hours of educational and creative
enjoyment for the children.

Third-grader Ashlie A. emphatically stated, “I feel lucky I was able to help younger kids. Being on Student Council, I had the chance to collect toys, books, and art supplies to put smiles on many children’s faces at the center.”

Fellow classmate Sophie C. added, “I think it was important for me to take part in making the flyer and inform the school about the drive. The Jamie A. Hulley organization gives our school many grants to help us run fun enrichment programs. This is our way of giving back.”


Bizarre Attempt To Dry A Ballfield

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Apr 072019

(Photo contributed by Christian Baglini)

Yesterday (Saturday, April 7) The Amity Spartans Baseball team was waiting to play a game against Ridgefield at Governor Park when some “Einstein” came up with a solution to dry the muddy field.

Orange Live Posted the information on its Twitter Page around 3 p.m.

Here is a notice released by the town of Ridgefield on its Facebook Page later in the evening.

There has been an incident in town that we want to make citizens aware of. An RHS baseball game at Governor Park was delayed due to weather conditions on the field this morning.

A poor decision was made (and being looked into by the RPD) to “dry the field quicker” and 24 gallons of gasoline was poured and set on fire.

Thanks to the RFD, Peter Hill the Director of Public Works, DEEP, the RPD, and our Certified Spill Response Team for their incredible help. No one was injured and no one is in danger. The plan is to excavate the infield, place dirt in a safe container, and add fresh, clean soil to the field.

The game was postponed until 3:45 p.m. and both teams were bussed to Woodbridge where they played at Amity High School.


Joint Chambers’ Women’s Leadership Conference A Success

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Apr 042019

Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz opened the Annual Women’s Leadership Conference on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at the West Haven Italian American Club, West Haven. This event was sponsored by W.O.W., West Haven & Orange Women in Business, a joint committee of the West Haven and Orange Chambers of Commerce.

This year, 200 area women and high school students were able to hear local business women sharing their stories of conviction, commitment, and courage. The speakers included: Jennifer Heath, President & CEO, United Way of Greater New Haven; Monique Bolt, Director of Events, Undergraduate Admissions, University of New Haven; and Sara Longobardi, Senior Vice President, Retail Banking, People’s United Bank.

The proceeds from the conference benefit the Women in Business Scholarship program for female, college-bound, high school seniors from Amity High and West Haven High Schools.

Scholarships were presented to Jenna Nicole Acanfora, and Taylor Joy Gourdier, both from Amity High School. Jenna will be attending the University of Rhode Island where her interests lie with a career in Business. Taylor will be going to the University of Connecticut, she is interested in pursuing a career combining business and social action. Two students from West Haven High also received scholarships.

Major sponsors contributing to the success of this event include TD Bank, Yale University, University of New Haven, The Milford Bank and the West Haven Voice.

Apr 032019

The Orange Scholarship Fund Association is pleased to offer, among its scholarships, the Ashley Krakowski Scholarship, in the amount of $3,000.00, to be awarded to an Orange graduating student intending to pursue a career in a healthcare field.
Scholarship criteria include financial need, academic achievement, community service and leadership roles in organizations and activities.  Application deadline is Monday, April 15th. 
The application may be obtained at the Career Center at Amity Regional High School or http://orangescholarshipfund.com/
Background: The promising life of Ashley Krakowski, 19, of Orange, ended tragically on June 13, 2009, when (former) Milford Police Officer Jason Anderson slammed into her car at a speed in excess of 90 MPH while he was returning from the scene of a bar fight in West Haven — there was no need to return to the station in a hurry. 
Both Ashley and her boyfriend David Servin, also 19, died at the scene. 
Ashley had just completed her final Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) test and was planning on studying to become a nurse. David was studying to be a social worker. 
The scholarship will be awarded at the annual June meeting.

Apr 022019

This week’s Varsity game scores (Monday and Tuesday) No details, just scores. THAT has got to change!


Monday, April 1

Baseball: Amity defeated Cheshire 1-0

Boys Tennis: Xavier defeated Amity 4-3

Boys Volleyball: St. Joseph defeated Amity 3-0

Softball: Amity crushed Fitch 12-3

Girls Tennis: Amity shut out Sacred Heart Academy 7-0


Tuesday, April 2

Boys Golf: Amity vs Xavier, No details available

Boys Outdoor Track: Amity vs Cheshire, No details available

Girls Lacrosse: Amity lost to North Haven 10-11 in Overtime

Girls Outdoor Track: Amity vs Cheshire, Hamden, Amity 83.5-Cheshire 66.5, Amity 104-Hamden 37. Amity 2-0!

Girls Tennis: Amity defeated Guilford 6-1