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This Weeks’ Amity Varsity Sports Schedules, Jan. 23-26

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Jan 232019

Here are the Amity Varsity team schedules for the remainder of this week, Jan 23-26

Wednesday, Jan. 23

Girls Ice Hockey vs ND Fairfield-Law-Foran-Weston-Pomperaug Away at The Rinks at Shelton – Upper at 4:00 p.m.

Boys Ice Hockey vs Daniel Hand Away at Northford Ice Pavilion at 4:00 p.m.

Wrestling vs Branford Home at Amity High School at 6:00 p.m.

Girls Gymnastics vs Trumbull, Fairfield Warde Away at Gymnastics & Cheer Academy, Fairfield at 6:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball vs Lauralton Hall Away at Lauralton Hall Gymnasium at 7:15 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 24

No Varsity games

Friday, Jan. 25

Girls Basketball vs East Haven Home at Amity High School at 7:00 p.m.

Boys Basketball vs Wilbur Cross Away at Wilbur Cross Gym at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 26

Cheerleading Quinnipiac University & Dance Challenge Away at Quinnipiac University at 9:00 a.m.

Wrestling Ridgefield Challenge Away 10:00 a.m.

Boys Ice Hockey vs Guilford Home at Bennett Rink, West Haven at 1:00 p.m.

Girls Ice Hockey vs Guilford Home at Hamden Ice Rink at 2:00 p.m.


Let’s Go Spartans! Come On Amity – Just Believe

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Jan 232019

Today at 4 p.m. the Amity Spartans boys Ice Hockey team will face perhaps their toughest (and most evenly matched) opponents to date – the Daniel Hand Tigers at the Northford Ice Pavillion.

While other press dwells on the idea that Amity lost three consecutive games Orange Live sticks with other, more important facts:

1) The 2018-19 Spartans are an extremely talented team.

2) Since day-one of practice, they have acted like family.

3) They won their first 7 games of the season, against teams that some said would crush them.

4) They are blessed to have a phenomenal head coach that is well respected by other coaches for his methods and experience. 5) They have a great coaching team.

5) The Spartans have the speed and skill to play well against any opponent and their fans – including the Amity Army – and I believe in each and every one of them 100%.

NOTE: Hey boys, you CAN clip the Tigers’ claws and own this game. Stay out of the penalty box and out on the ice where you’re needed. My slogan for you this year is “Just Believe.” Coach Scooter Richetelli said it early on, and if you believe you can, you can.




Thermography: The Future Of Breast Cancer Detection?

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Jan 232019

For decades, we’ve known that early detection is the best defense against Breast Cancer.

Women younger than age 50 should talk to a doctor about when to start and how often to have a mammogram. Women ages 50 to 74 years should get a mammogram every 2 years.

Women younger than age 50 should talk to a doctor about when to start and how often to have a mammogram. According to traditional screening methods, such as mammography, early detection is the discovery of a tumor large enough to be detected by an x-ray. Studies have shown that by the time the tumor reaches this state, it has, in fact, been growing for years, achieving more than 25 doublings of the cell colony. 

Women younger than age 50 should talk to a doctor about when to start and how often to have a mammogram.

Unlike mammography, Thermography is a radiation-free, touch-free diagnostic imaging procedure.

You are invited to learn more about Thermography tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 23, during a free community presentation for anyone interested in hearing more about the benefits of Thermography.

Rubino Family Chiropractic welcomes April A. Beaman, CTT, RDH., of CT Thermography who will be giving the presentation at The Chiropractic office, 325 Boston Post Road, Orange (Next door to Gabriele’s Restaurant) from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

RSVP to Rubino Family Chiropractic by phone 203-553-9898 or e-mail at RubinoFamilyChiropractic@gmail.com.



Orange Community Women Present Chinese Acrobat Li Lu     

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Jan 222019

On Saturday, January 26, at 3 p.m., Orange Community Women will present Li Liu in “Traditions of Chinese Acrobatics.” This family event for all ages is a one-woman acrobatic show in which Li performs hand balancing, plate spinning, artistic cycling, ribbon dancing, diabolos and foot juggling.

A limited number of volunteers get to join her on stage to create an impromptu ribbon dance, and also to try their hand at plate spinning. The documented history of acrobatics in China goes back more than 2,000 years. Throughout her show, Li explains some of the rituals of Chinese culture and the Chinese New Year, teaches the audience some basic Chinese phrases, and encourages them to think about what it might have been like to grow up in a different time and place.

Li Liu was born in the city of Shenyang in The Northeast of China and began her acrobatic training at the age of 6.  She was chosen to attend The Chinese National Circus School in the capital city of Beijing where she trained until she was 16.  After touring extensively throughout Europe and winning medals and prizes at several festivals, she came to the United States with Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus and toured all over the US.  She is a regular on the NBA & WNBA half-time circuits and is also a featured performer on Princess Cruise Lines.

The show will take place at High Plains Community Center Gym  525 Orange Center Road in Orange. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.  For advance tickets contact Michelle @ 203=605-4383 or fbailey1@optonline.net  or any member of OCW.

Orange Community Women is a chapter of Connecticut Junior Women, Inc. We seek to unite the women of Orange and surrounding areas by participating in community service and providing enrichment, leadership and social interaction. Our charitable and community projects include awarding scholarships to Amity students, donating children’s books to the library, collecting for veterans, organizing activities for the Tracy Bunch (a group of special needs adults sponsored by Orange Community Services), visiting and working with the seniors at Silverbrook Estates, donating holiday food baskets and gift cards to Orange Community Services, supporting Relay for Life and partnerships with Days for Girls, Manes and Motions Therapeutic Riding Center and Female Soldiers/Forgotten Heroes.

We meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00 at HPCC and new members are always welcome.  For information about OCW, please contact Donna Wesolowski at donnaweso@optimum.net.

Total Lunar Eclipse, But…Ugh, Weather

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Jan 202019

Tonight would have been an amazing night for moon gazing, if it weren’t for the sub-freezing temperatures and awful weather.

This evening is the “Super Blood Wolf Moon” eclipse — the last total lunar eclipse until 2021.

If by some miracle, it is visible, it will be an excellent lunar eclipse, as it is high up in the sky, conveniently timed (not in the wee morning hours), and visible throughout the Americas, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.

The partial eclipse begins tonight at 10:34 p.m. and ends after midnight on Monday at 1:50 a.m.

Just the “full” eclipse begins Sunday, January 20 at 11:41 p.m. Eastern and the maximum is just after midnight at 12:12 a.m. The full eclipse ends on Monday, January 21 at 12:43 a.m.

This is not only the last total lunar eclipse visible from North America this year (and until 2021), but also the ONLY total eclipse—lunar or solar—visible from North America in 2019.

So Thank You, Mother Nature for being a party pooper.

Are You Powerless?

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Jan 202019

At 4:20 p.m. there were 164 UI customers without power, are you one of them?

If your area is having issues, please post them on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Orangectlive to help keep the rest of the community informed.

If you know why there is an outage on your street, (downed tree limbs, power lines, etc) report that too.


Salmonella Found in Cake Mix 

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Jan 192019

An outbreak strain of Salmonella was found in Duncan Hines cake mix. However, the outbreak investigation did not produce other information needed to determine whether the cake mix was linked to the Salmonella illnesses.

This outbreak included seven ill people from five states: Florida, Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. None of the ill people were hospitalized, and none died.

Illnesses started on dates ranging from June 13 to October 5, 2018.

This outbreak appears to be over, but the CDC continues to remind people to check for recalled cake mixes and throw them away.

Advice to Consumers

  • In general, the CDC advises against eating any raw dough or batter, whether homemade or from a mix. Raw batter can contain germs that could make you sick.
  • Do not bake with or eat recalled Duncan Hines cake mix, or eat cake prepared with the recalled mix. Throw the mix away or return it to the store for a refund.

Recalled products include 15.25 oz. boxes of Duncan Hines cake mix in

• Classic White

• Classic Yellow Cake

• Classic Butter Golden Cake

• Confetti Cake flavors, with various “best if used by” dates ranging from March 7 to 13, 2019.

    • Check the FDA website for information to identify recalled mixes and a list of “best if used by” dates for each flavor of the recalled mixes, and product photos.
  • Contact a healthcare provider if you think you got sick from eating recalled cake mix.

Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps 12-72 hours after eating contaminated food.

The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment.

If you have questions about cases in a particular state, please call that state’s health department.


Winter Weather Advisory In Effect Through Tomorrow Morning

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Jan 192019

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for our area now through 6 a.m. on Sunday.

Mixed precipitation is expected with total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations of around one-tenth of an inch expected.

Plan on slippery road conditions.

An advisory is issued when a hazardous weather event is occurring, imminent or likely.

Winter Storm Watch In Effect Saturday Through Sunday Afternoon

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Jan 182019

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch for Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.

Heavy mixed precipitation is possible with a total accumulation of 3 to 6 inches of snow and sleet and an additional accumulation of up to one-tenth of an inch of ice.

This weather event is expected to begin on Saturday afternoon.

According to the report, travel could be very difficult at any point during the storm.

Travel may become treacherous on Sunday afternoon after temperatures fall rapidly and any standing water quickly freezes over.

In addition, strong wind gusts on Sunday afternoon and into the evening could bring down tree limbs and power lines.


Boys Ice Hockey: Zurolo Deflects 42 Shots From (D1) Fairfield Warde-Ludlowe

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Jan 182019

The Amity Spartans Boys Ice Hockey Team hosted Fairfield Warde-Ludlowe (D1) in West Haven on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 8 p.m. 

Amity knew that this was going to be a tough game, and they were ready to fight their hardest for a win. 

Everyone entered the ice with confidence, but the game went sideways rather quickly. In 3:10, Fairfield’s Rhys Davis shot one into the net, assisted by Kyle Mazza. And with barely enough time to get back into position, Fairfield struck again six seconds later as Brendan Carney struck like a cobra, assisted by Ashton Lewis and Finn Hoey. 

Amity made 22 shots, all of which were deflected by FWL’s goalie, Will Capalbo. 

First Period Score: 2-0 Fairfield

The beginning of the second period gave us a glimmer of hope. Just 4:33 after entering the rink, Amity’s Jason Csejka smacked one in past Capalbo, assisted by Nelson Bordeleau and Caleb Marcin. 

Almost five minutes later, Fairfield’s James Pisciotta scored, assisted by Carney and Lewis. 

Both teams kept shooting furiously, yet no more goals were posted until, 20.9 seconds before the buzzer, when Kevin Quinn got one past Amity goal tender Malachi Zurolo, assisted by Bobby Winter and Sam Swanson. 

Second Period Score: 4-1 Fairfield

We know that the Spartans often have a very strong third period, and even though six minutes passed before anything happened, Bordeleau scored on an assist from Csejka, and Amity had 9 minutes to tie or win the game, and boy, did they work at it. 

But, Fairfield pulled ahead even further at 9:32 with Carney’s goal, assisted by Lewis and Hoey. 

Fairfield Warde-Ludlowe handed Amity its second loss of the season (5-2). 

Head Coach Michael Richetelli said Fairfield has a really strong team.

“We played hard tonight, 22 shots in the first period, that shows how hard we worked,” he said. Even with the loss, he added, “We’re okay. The reason we put tough opponents in our schedule is so we can get better. We’ll be fine.” 

Saves: Zurolo, 42 stops for Amity; Capalbo 32 for FWL.

Records: Amity 7-2, Fairfield Warde-Ludlowe 6-1-2

Next Up For The Spartans: Amity is on the road on Saturday for a matchup against Westhill-Stamford (5-4) in Stamford at 4 p.m. 

NOTE: I believe the coach. I believe in this team. I KNOW they will come back, just as strong as they were at the beginning of the season. Their schedule isn’t going to get any easier, they still have West Haven, Hand, Guilford, and Cheshire to face (and second to Hand, Amity has most victories this season than any of them). Amity has what it takes to play in the State Championship Game. All we have to do … is Believe.