Mar 292015

10590567_867086490023952_7126293139034088673_nIt’s Prom time, you’ve found the perfect dress, now complete your look with gorgeous accessories.

Material Girls, 463 Boston Post Road, Orange, is hosting a special Prom shopping event on Sunday, March 29 from 12 – 6 p.m.
Shop with friends, or family and save when you shop this fabulous event.
Discounts, raffles, refreshments too. Please share this event with your friends, & R.S.V.P.
Special offers on most purchases for your Prom, or other purchases during the event.

Mar 262015

Scholarship-Graphic-for-Inside-Page-276x300Orange high school seniors who intend to apply for aid from the Orange Scholarship Fund need to move fast.  The deadline for completed applications is April 15.
If you haven’t already picked up an application form at the Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, do it today.
You must be a resident of Orange but can be attending any of the local public or private high schools.
Awards are based on need, academic achievement, and community service.
Remember, the application must be complete to be considered, so act now if you are looking for scholarship aid to continue your education.

Mar 242015

Screen Shot 2015-03-24 at 10.52.10 PMAlthough a formal notice has not been released yet, Orange Live has received word from several sources that Amity Principal Charles Britton will be leaving Amity for another job at the end of June.

We reached out to Britton for comment on Tuesday afternoon, but have yet to receive a response.

Word is that he will be going to Sacred Heart.

We will have more on this story as soon as we receive an official notice.

Mar 232015

IMG_6087On Monday night, Amity High School hosted its annual College Fair in the school gym from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The fair gave students access to representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities in one convenient location.

In just the first 15 minutes more than 50 students, some with their parents, some flying solo flocked to the fair and began picking up brochures and asked the reps all the important questions.

The event was free and open to the public.


Mar 232015

Amity HIgh SchoolThe annual Amity High School College Fair will take place in the AHS Gymnasium next Monday, March 23 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Attached to this post is a link to the list of colleges and universities that will be attending the college fair.

This is a great way for students to meet many of the college admission decision-makers in an intimate and convenient way.

The college fair is free and open to the public. College Fair 2015.pdf

Originally Published on: Mar 20, 2015 @ 21:37

Mar 222015

The Orange FoundationThe Orange Foundation, a community trust fund for Orange founded in 1974 by Charles Flynn, Esq. invites residents to apply for scholarships and grants to be awarded in the spring of 2015.

Applications are now being accepted for both scholarships and grants and can be obtained at the Case Memorial Library, at Town Hall or online by sending a request to Janice Lettick at [email protected].  Scholarship applications are also available in school guidance counselors’ offices. Orange residents who are graduating seniors from any secondary school are eligible.

The submission deadline for scholarship applications is Wednesday, April 15. Completed applications should be sent to The Orange Foundation, P.O. Box 729, Orange, CT 06477. The Distribution Committee will review the material and recipients will be notified in early June.

Since 1974, the Orange Foundation has distributed more than $379,825.00 in scholarships. Financial support comes from The Charles Flynn Fund, the Harry Haynes Fund, the Thomas Birmingham Fund, the William Knight Scholarship Fund, the Vaughn Family Scholarship Fund, and the Elizabeth C, and John W. Povilaitis Community Fund.

The submission deadline for grants for projects benefitting the residents of Orange is Thursday, April 30.  Completed applications should be sent to The Orange Foundation, P.O. Box 729, Orange, CT. Those eligible for grants include non-profit organizations, parent-teacher organizations and service organizations.

Janice Lettick, Chair of Grant Distribution and member of the Distribution Committee states,  “Since it began giving out grants, the Foundation has distributed over $145,000 to various local civic and community organizations. The grant range is from $500.0 to $1500.00. We encourage Orange community organizations to apply for funding to support their activities.” 

Past recipients include Orange Juniorettes, Shepherd’s Table, Orange Senior Services, Orange Historical Society, and the American Legion Post 127 among others. The Officer Robert F. Stankye Fund, the O’Sullivan Family Fund, the Olga Fund, and the Dusty and Frank Downey Fund, provide funding for these grants.

The Orange Foundation invites citizens who would like to contribute funds in this effort to serve the Orange Community to contact Robert Archimbault at (203) 795-3716 or at the [email protected]

Mar 202015

IMG_5722That’s right, even with the unwelcome spring snowfall today, Amity High School will begin its production of Tarzan as scheduled tonight.

In true Broadway fashion, the show must go on, and the curtain rises at 8 p.m.

The lobby display is amazing this year and affords you the opportunity to take a stroll through the jungle, purchase raffle tickets, acquaint yourselves with the cast on the photo wall and to browse through the program book.

The cast and crew have been preparing for this show for several months and they won’t let a little snow stop them from taking the stage tonight.

Come early and enjoy the show.

Mar 192015

1101166The Vernal Equinox – First Day of Spring – March 20, 2015.

We’ve waited for it for so long, but Winter doesn’t seem to want to release its grip on us.

That’s right, we’re getting snow again today.

It’s expected to begin between 12-2 p.m. this afternoon and make a mess of the evening commute.

Look for the heaviest snowfall around 3 – 6 p.m. and if you are going to see Tarzan at Amity tonight, be prepared to clean off your car before you head out.

By intermission, the snow should have slowed dramatically and it could possibly have stopped when the show is over.

Mar 192015

Screen Shot 2015-03-19 at 6.54.49 PMFrom Amity Middle School Orange Campus:

Tonight’s PTSO meeting (Thursday, March 19) that will take place in the Amity Regional High School at 7:00 p.m. followed by Superintendent Charles Dumais presenting the 2015-2016 Amity Budget.   Parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

 Here is the calendar for the remainder of the 2015 school year.

  • March 20 – No School for students (Teacher PD)
  • March 24 – Solo/Ensemble Concert, 6:30 p.m. in the gym
  • April 3 – No School, Good Friday and Passover
  • April 20 – 24 – Spring Recess
  • May 7 – Spring Concert, band, choir, strings, 7:00 p.m. in the gym
  • May 13 – 14 – Eighth Grade overnight trip to Philly
  • May 15 – Career Fair (if you would like to be a presenter, please call Pam Pero in the guidance office).
  • May 22 – Music Adjudication and Six Flags Field Trip …time schedule TBA in April
  • June 19 – Eight Grade Step Up Ceremony (if there are no more storm days)
  • June 22 – Last day of School (if no more storm days)