Apply Now For The Orange Scholarship

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Mar 262020

The Orange Scholarship Fund Association as extended its application deadline.

The Scholarship Association will now accept applications until May 1.

Applications are available online at orangescholarshipfund.com.

Criteria for receiving scholarships are as follows: Financial need, academic achievement, community service and leadership roles in organizations and activities.

We hope that high school seniors from Orange will take advantage of the new deadline to complete applications.

Schools, Library Closed, Large Gatherings, Senior Events Suspended

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Mar 122020

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With the Coronavirus now identified as a global pandemic and human cases as close as Stratford, the town of Orange is taking every precaution  to try and keep residents safe and stop the spread of the virus in the BOWA area.

Please read this entire article so you know what services are and aren’t open to the public until further notice.

Everyone should do his or her part to help prevent the spread of this potentially deadly virus. If you were exposed you may not know that you have it until you have symptoms, yet, in the meantime, you could be spreading it to others.

If you are a senior, if you have a compromised immune system or chronic illnesses, you may be more susceptible to getting the virus and passing it to others in the same age demographic. Please take precautions, follow the health director’s suggestions, and stay safe.

Case Memorial Library

The Town Library will be closed today for two weeks or until further notice. All non essential programs, meetings, and gatherings at the High Plains Community Center will be cancelled for the next two weeks.

Senior Center

Senior Center Director Dennis Marsh today announced, “Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as a precautionary measure, the Orange Senior Center is suspending all Senior Center activities until further notice.”

BOWA Schools 

The BOWA Superintendents sent out this message:

This afternoon, the Quinnipiack Valley Health District (QVHD) and the Orange Department of Health made the recommendation that all Bethany, Orange, Woodbridge, and Amity schools should be closed. This step is being taken as a precautionary measure to limit community transmission of ​Novel Coronavirus (​COVID-19).

The closure is effective immediately and will begin ​Friday, March 13, 2020​.

At this time, we anticipate schools will be closed until further notice. As this situation is evolving, we ask that you continue to check district websites for information and we will continue to use our communication systems to keep families and staff informed.

During the school closure, resources for supplemental learning may be available. Further information about supplemental learning activities will come from each individual BOWA school district and/or your children’s teachers.

Please remember that the purpose of the school closures is to limit community transmission through contact and by gathering large groups of individuals together. You can support our community by keeping your children home during the closure. During the closure, school buildings will remain staffed but not open to the public. Our districts will continue to follow guidance, recommendations, and directives from the health departments and the state Department of Education.

High Plains Community Center

Offices at the High Plains Community Center will remain open, but all meetings and gatherings have been suspended for the time being.

Town Hall, Police, Fire, Highway Offices

The Orange Town Hall offices will be open so, if you have any questions or an emergency situation you will be able to reach a human for answers.



No Sports At Amity Until At Least Mid April

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Mar 122020

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The coronavirus has done a number on sports throughout the USA. There is no March Madness, High School teams will not realize the joy of winning a state championship title, Indoor professional games are being squashed with every passing day, opening day for Minor League baseball teams has been delayed indefinitely, and so on.

Opening Day for Amity Baseball, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball is scheduled for Monday, April 13, but only time will tell when the games will actually begin.

BOWA schools will be closed for two weeks, so that also will have an impact.

Take care everyone. And do everything you can to stay healthy.

Virus Concerns Affect Amity Spring Musical

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Mar 112020

Due to recommendations from the State of Connecticut, Amity’s production of the musical The Drowsy Chaperone has been rescheduled until the last week of April and the first week of May.
The theater department will be honoring all tickets previously purchased on the new scheduled dates. You will have the same seats and same tickets that you have already purchased for these new dates. The new dates will correspond as follows:
 Previous Performance                     New Rescheduled Performance
Friday March 27th 2020 8pm    ——>    Friday April 24th 2020 8pm
Saturday March 28th 2020 8pm  ——> Saturday April 25th 2020 8pm
Thursday April 2nd 2020 8pm.   ——>  Thursday April 30th 2020 8pm
Friday April 3rd 2020 8pm      ——>       Friday May 1st 2020 8pm
Saturday April 4th 2020 8pm   ——>     Saturday May 2nd 2020 8pm
“We will be posting regular updates on our Facebook and twitter pages. Our volunteer parent box office can be reached at amityboxoffice@gmail.com or at (203) 392-2019. We will do our best to assist you.
There are still great seats available for all 5 performances of The Drowsy Chaperone! You can still purchase tickets at www.amitytheaterdepartment.com
This hilarious broadway musical will be a welcome respite from our daily lives. We look forward to seeing you at the show!
We thank you for your patience and understating during this difficult situation.
Warmest Regards,
Robert Kennedy

Selling Out Fast! Amity’s Spring Musical The Drowsy Chaperone

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Mar 112020

The award-winning Amity Regional High School Theater Department, under the direction of Robert and Andrea Kennedy, is headed back to the Roaring Twenties with the musical comedy, The Drowsy Chaperone.

The Drowsy Chaperone is the tale of a modern-day musical theater maven, known simply as Man in Chair. To chase his blues away, he drops the needle on his favorite LP – the 1928 musical comedy, The
Drowsy Chaperone. From the crackle of his hi-fi, the musical magically bursts to life on-stage telling the tale of the pampered Broadway starlet who wants to give up showbiz to get hitched and her producer’s attempts to sabotage her impending nuptials.

Hilarious antics ensue with her chaperone, the debonair groom, the ditsy chorus girl, the Latin lover and a pair of gangsters masquerading as pastry chefs. Man in Chair’s love of The Drowsy Chaperone speaks to anyone who has ever been transported by the theater.

Due to the coronavirus (rescheduling) Performances are now April 24, 25, and 30, and May 1 and 2 at 8:00 p.m. at the John J. Brady Center for the
Performing Arts at Amity Regional High School, 25 Newton Road in Woodbridge. All tickets that already have been purchased will be honored for the corresponding date.

 Previous Performance                     New Rescheduled Performance

 Friday March 27th 2020 8pm    ——>    Friday April 24th 2020 8pm

 Saturday March 28th 2020 8pm  ——> Saturday April 25th 2020 8pm

 Thursday April 2nd 2020 8pm.   ——>  Thursday April 30th 2020 8pm

 Friday April 3rd 2020 8pm      ——>       Friday May 1st 2020 8pm

 Saturday April 4th 2020 8pm   ——>     Saturday May 2nd 2020 8pm

As usual, the show is selling out quickly, so don’t delay! Get your tickets while you can. Thursday night’s show has the most available seating remaining. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online at www.amitytheaterdepartment.com or by contacting the box office at 203.392-2019 or email amityboxoffice@gmail.com.

This year’s corporate sponsors include the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation, Burns Insurance & Financial, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, LATICRETE, BENDER, New England Performance Insulation, Rick’s Plumbing Service, B and B Transportation, Applied Behavioral Strategies and Total Mortgage. All proceeds raised go to the self-funded Amity Theater program.

For further information, please call the box office at 203.392.2019 or e-mail amityboxoffice@gmail.com.

See Nic Novicki on The Good Doctor Tonight

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Mar 092020

Orange native, Amity Grad Nic Novicki, 37, will be guest starring on tonight’s episode of The Good Doctor.

Here’s what Nic had to say about the role on his Twitter page today. “We are a couple hours away from #heartbreak the episode of @GoodDoctorABC I am guest starring in! I am so blessed to be in such a great episode which was co written by @flyingrenaud a wheelchair user who created an amazing role for me alongside some of the best actors on tv!”

See clips from the episode HERE and HERE

And tune in to The Good Doctor tonight at 10 a.m. on WTNH 8.

Let The States Begin: Girls Hockey at 4 p.m.

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Mar 032020

The Girls Ice Hockey State Championship will begin today between the Blades (Amity/NH/Cheshire) and rivals Guilford.

On Saturday, the Blades lost the SCC title to the Indians, so this will be a great game, as always.

The puck drops in the first round of the States on the Blades’ home ice, Lou Astorino Ice Rink in Hamden at 4 p.m.


Blades Advance in SCC Tournament

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Feb 272020

The Blades (Amity/Cheshire/North Haven) Girls Ice Hockey team won the SCC Semi Final game against Hamden 4-3 on Wednesday, Feb. 26 in Hamden.


1              2              3          F

Blades                  1              2              1          4

Hamden               0              1              2          3


The Blades outshot Hamden 48-17.

Here is a rundown of the game.

First Period

The Blades’ Tess Csejka scored the first goal, assisted by Olivea Kosh.

Second Period

Hamden’s  Lauren Mullally answered with a goal off an assist from Demeri Carangelo.

The Blades’ Nadia DiNitale broke the tie on an assist from Tess Csejka.

The duo of DiNitale from Csejka struck again bringing the second period score to 3-1

Third Period

Hamden came on strong in the third period with Reilly Sargolini scored, assisted by Demeri Carangelo.

Then Sargolini tied the game, assisted by Kathleen Gould.

But wait, it wasn’t over yet, In came Csejka hitting one in for the Blades, assisted by Caroline Cadelina.  And the Blades Win! 4-3.


Blades Jade Krukar 14

Hamden- Katherine Shapland 44

What’s Next?

This is a very exciting time for our extremely talented girls as all of their hard work this season culminates in the following opportunities:

The #1 Blades advance to the SCC Final against Guilford on Saturday, Feb. 29 at the Bennett Rink in West Haven at 1 p.m.

Then, on Tuesday, March 3, the Blades play Guilford in the first round of the States on their home ice, Lou Astorino Ice Rink in Hamden at 4 p.m.

Go Blades!

Feb 262020

Two championship competitions will take place on Friday, Feb. 28.

Boys Swimming and Diving will participate in the SCC Diving Championship at Sheehan High School at 5:30 p.m.

The Wrestling team will participate in the CIAC State Open Championship at Floyd Little Athletic Center Field House at 3 p.m.


Two Hockey Games Today, Try To Catch ONE

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Feb 262020

The Amity Varsity Hockey teams will play today.

The Boys will be on the road at the Danbury Ice Arena – Patriot Rink for a game against Newtown at 5:30 p.m.

The Girls Blades co-op team (Amity-Cheshire-North Haven) will be at home in Hamden at the Lou Astorino Ice Rink to play against the Hamden-Wilbur Cross-Lyman Hall co-op at 4 p.m.

We wish both teams the best and encourage you to play like the 1980 USA Olympic Team.

Thank You ALL for giving us some very exciting and rewarding moments this season. Win or Lose, you were always champions in our hearts.

Go Get Em!

To the coaches, you did a great job as well. Thank you for all of your cooperation and patience this season.