This year, the chosen charity is the BOW Relay For Life and 100% of the proceeds will go there.
Mark your calendars for Thursday, Nov. 26 from 6-11 a.m. and enjoy 2 pancakes, 2 eggs, bacon or sausage and coffee or tea for just $12 per person (cash only). No reservations necessary.
Stop in for a hearty breakfast before heading off to the Amity Football Game or other event.
Chip’s co-owner Dina Bajko said, “Start your Thanksgiving Day off with family, friends and all of us here at Chip’s as we help to support those in our community battling cancer and remembering those we love.”
If your life has been touched by cancer, join Chip’s on Thanksgiving morning and help them help others.
The Orange Rotary Club will host its third annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning beginning at 8 a.m.
The weather is forecast to be very nice, and warmer than other days this week.
Registration cost for the 5K is $23.40, includes a $3.40 processing fee.
Fee for the 2 mile walk is $13.10, includes a $3.10 processing fee.
The event begins and ends at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road and takes the same route as the Chilly Chili Run.
As you may know the Spartans have not exactly had a stellar season, but when they win, they Really Really win big!
Although North Haven has won the past six consecutive Thanksgiving match ups, the two teams are tied for wins and have had 1 tie since the pairing began (9-9-1) 20 years ago.
North Haven has a powerful team and an undefeated season record 9-0, while Amity has a lot of spirit and drive and talent, too with a season record of 2-7.
In 2014 North Haven won 40-20, but don’t see that as a sign of things to come.
The 2015 Spartans can kick it into gear and upset North Haven (and that really WOULD upset the Indians).
So give the Amity Spartans your faith and share the spirit this Thanksgiving. Go Amity!
And, will someone bring Ed Choiniere a hot chocolate or a coffee in the announcers booth before he has to ask for it this year?
The Bethany Volunteer Fire Department, in partnership with several former Amity Football players and current football Coach Ted Czepiga, will be hosting an old fashioned pep rally and bonfire on Wednesday, Nov. 25, the night before the big Thanksgiving Day rivalry game with North Haven.
Every year, the BVFD lights a HUGE bonfire on the final night of its fundraising carnival, but in 2015, the weather was less than ideal, and the wood pile was left untouched. So after talking to former players and coach Czepiga, a Bethany resident, the firefighters decided to torch the pile in support of the local football team like in the old days.
The festivities begin at the Bethany Airport on Amity Road at 6 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available.
The BVFD invites everyone out on Wednesday night to support the Amity Spartans as they prepare to take on the North Haven Indians on Thanksgiving Day.
According to the report, the warrant stemmed from an investigation into money missing from the store safe at Guitar Center, 50 Boston Post Road.
Investigation revealed that John Soltesz, 23, of 9 Bridge Road, Monroe, who was employed by Guitar Center at the time of the theft, admitted to taking $500 from the safe while he was working. A warrant was obtained for his arrest, which was served on Nov. 23..
Soltesz was charged with sixth-degree larceny and released on a promise to appear in court Dec. 7.
At the end of every month I field questions from e-mail blast subscribers as to “Why haven’t I gotten my morning e-mail?”
In Short, because I don’t want to charge Orange Live readers for the service.
This is the explanation the “blast company” — MailChimp provided: “MailChimp’s Forever Free plan allows you to send 12,000 total emails a month to up to 2,000 subscribers. When taking a look into the account, it looks like the subscriber count is below the 2,000 subscriber limit. However, this month, the account has sent close to 12,000 emails. So, in order to continue sending this month, the account will need to be upgraded to one of our paid plans.”
I personally don’t have money to put into yet another bill and I think it’s terrible to ask readers to pay for the service ($5 – $10 year). This month about 60 new subscribers came on board, BUT many of them are not even from this country — spam I suspect, and it is very difficult to get into the program to delete the ones who are not legitimate.
So all I ask is that everyone make it a habit to bookmark Orangectlive.com on their computer and check it each day as part of their daily routine.
The e-mail service will automatically begin again at the start of a new month — NOV. — and run steadily through the 28th before it cuts off again.
I know some see this as an inconvenience, but, it’s my way of saving you money. Please be patient and come back daily to see what’s new on Orange Live.
Terri Miles, Editor
For both the colonists and the Algonquin tribes, this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs.
This full Moon was also called the Frost Moon.
The full moon will reach its peak at 5:44 p.m. Wednesday evening, Nov. 25.
If you have a chance, glance at the moon tomorrow night during the Football Bonfire.
— information from the Old Farmer’s Almanac.
Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road released this week’s holiday schedule: