Sep 192014

A file photo of the boys cross country team from 2013.

A file photo of the boys cross country team from 2013.

The Amity High School Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams are off to a wonderful start to the 2014 season.

On Sept. 13, the boys placed first in the Wilton Invitational.

On Sept. 16, the boys defeated Sheehan, Notre Dame – West Haven and Fairfield Prep. The girls defeated Sheehan, Lauralton Hall and Sacred Heart Academy.

Both the Amity Boys and Girls teams will be competing against Branford at the Fitzgerald Trail in Woodbridge on Sept. 30 at 4 p.m.

The New Haven Register has named Amity Sophomore Emily Crisuolo and Senior Lisa Goram among the top 10 female cross country athletes to watch this year.

Also Sophomore Kyle Beaudette and Senior Sricharan Kadimi among the top 10 male cross country athletes to keep an eye on in 2014.

Sep 192014

9-8-2011 1-24-47 PMThe Orange Country Fair takes place on the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, this weekend.

Be aware that although the fair officially starts on Saturday, the Satellite Food Tent on the lower fairgrounds will be open Friday night at 6 p.m.  and the All Mighty Truck Pull will be taking place down there at 6 p.m. as well.

Here is the schedule for  SATURDAY, SEPT. 20

8:00 AM  -  7:00 PM
$8.00 Adults, $5.00 Senior Citizens, Children 15 and under Free
Free Parking  -  Free Shuttle
Pets Not Allowed  -  Alcohol Not Allowed on Grounds
No ATM onsite
**Purchase a Two Day Ticket on Saturday for only $15.00!

8:00 Chip’s Pancake Breakfast-Food Pavilion
8:30 Garden Tractor Pull – Pulling Area
10:00 Opening Ceremonies – Gazebo 
10:30 Pork Chop Pig Racing – Lower Field 
11:00 Two Person Hand Saw Contest – Upper Field
Homing Pigeon Release – Pigeon Tent
Oxen Draw – Lower Field
Noon Marvelous Mutts Demonstration – Lower Field
12:30 Pork Chop Pig Racing-Lower Field
Fritzy Brothers “One Man Circus”” – Gazebo
Birds of Prey – Upper Field
1:00 Women’s Skillet Toss -Upper Field
Homing Pigeon Release – Pigeon Tent 
2:00 Marvelous Mutts – Lower Field
Garden Club “Growing Orchids”-Tony Ho-Flower Tent
2:30 Pork Chop Pig Racing – Lower Field
3:00 Doodlebug Contest – Pulling Area
Homing Pigeon Release – Pigeon Tent
3:30 “5 In The Chamber” (blue grass band)- Gazebo
4:00 Marvelous Mutts – Lower Field
4:30 Pork Chop Pig Racing

Important Note: Recycling containers and garbage barrels will be located throughout the fairgrounds, please do not put garbage in the recycling containers, and do not throw recyclables in the trash.




Sep 192014

Coyote has appeared on News 12 several times

Coyote has appeared on News 12 several times

The Raymour & Flanigan Furniture, 538 Boston Post Road will host a free “Adopt A Pet” event featuring food, entertainment, fun, and of course animals, on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The team from the Emergency Animal Response Service (EARS) will set up a special information and demonstration area with the theme of “Pet Preparedness” to coincide with September being National Preparedness Month.
Look for the EARS area where visitors can get an up-close look at the Animal Rescue Truck, equipment used on emergency responses, and take part in an animal first aid demonstration. You can also meet the EARS K9 “Coyote” and learn about the job of Search & Rescue dogs as well as other types of working dogs that assist in times of disaster.
Handouts on emergency pet preparedness starting in your own home also will be provided, and finally the team will be offering on-site microchipping for dogs. The cost of the microchip is $20.00 per pet, which is a one-time only cost adopt couponand includes lifetime registration in the PetLink International database as well as the “EARS Connecticut Rescue Registry,” an exclusive database created by EARS to help assist owners in our state during emergencies and disasters.

EARS is a nonprofit, all-volunteer, organization, designed for rapid-response to emergencies affecting animals and their owners. The team is based in Bethany, Connecticut, but responds to incidents throughout the state. With many team members locally-based, EARS has been very active in the Orange community, hosting events, presentations, and workshops for pet owners, as well taking part in town activities like the Orange Expo. One aspect that makes EARS such a unique team is their experience and training with all types of animals as well as emergency response situations. Team members are required to complete certified courses through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) which provide the knowledge needed to conduct animal response work side-by-side with local emergency services. Additionally EARS team members are certified in special “Technical Animal Rescue” aspects, which includes work with large animals such as horses, as well as animals needing specialized response knowledge.  


Originally Published on: Sep 16, 2014 @ 22:33



Sep 192014

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The pre-fair schedule for tonight is as follows:


5:30-8 p.m. Exhibit drop-off on the upper fairgrounds

6:00 p.m. All Mighty Truck Pull

6:00 p.m. Lower Fairgrounds Satellite Food Tent Opens

Sep 192014


The Lady Spartans are off to a great start and are now 3-0 for the 2014 season.

On Thursday night, the team used the new starting blocks at the Orange Town Pool for the first home meet and defeated Hamden 96-77.

Amity’s Winning Events:

200 yard Medley Relay: A-2:00.25 Mollee Lasto,  Lydia Pokluda, Maggie Lasto, Hannah Babbitz

200 yard Freestyle: A- 2:07.71 Brittany Smith

200 yard Individual Medley: A- 2:22.94 Kate Alvarado

50 yard Freestyle: A-26.13 Megan Lasto

100 yard Butterfly: A-1:04.43 Maggie Lasto

100 yard Freestyle: A- 1:00..88 Hannah Babbitz

500 yard Freestyle: A- 5:34.76 Brittany Smith

Hamden’s Winning Events:

Diving: H – 200.65 Alyssa Battick

200 yard Freestyle Relay: H- 1:56.00 Megan Garner, Julia Lynn, Alex Cusano, India Rivera

100 yard Backstroke: H- 1:06.74 Megan Garner

100 yard Breaststroke: H- 1:33.21 Grace Desroches

400 yard Freestyle Relay: H- 4:18.73 India Rivera, Alex Cusano, Colleen Straub, Megan Garner


Sep 182014

Representatives from the following colleges and universities will be visiting Amity Friday, Sept. 19.

Johnson & Wales University 8:30 a.m.

Stevenson University 10 a.m.

Boston University 10:30 a.m.

Hofstra College 11 a.m.

University of Mary Washington 1 p.m.

Sep 182014

Ritas-IceTeam Possible will host a Light The Night fundraiser tonight, Sept. 18, at Rita’s, 175 Boston Post Road, Milford, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Team Possible of Orange participates in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Walk to raise money to help find a cure.

Stop in tonight and 15% of your purchase will be donated to Team Possible.

Help this great cause.

Sep 182014

Screen Shot 2014-09-15 at 2.07.05 PMJason Moon and Nuvita Frozen Yogurt & Cafe, 35 Old Tavern Road, will host a live music event featuring SIX2MIDNIGHT, Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.

Jason will donate 10% of all proceeds from the evening to the BOW Relay For Life.

Today, in celebration of Autumn, Jason has brought back Pumpkin flavored yogurt — a seasonal favorite.

While you’re there, try one of Jason’s special Yospresso treats, a combination of NuVita’s famous yougurt drizzled with freshly brewed espresso. You won’t believe how good it is.

NuVita Yospresso

NuVita Yospresso

Originally Published on: Sep 15, 2014 @ 14:21

Sep 182014

IMG_0662The Amity Spartans Boys Soccer team may be 0-4 for the season, but don’t write them off just yet.

This team has a lot of talent, and new goalie Jeremy Merchant has made some bold moves in each game to stop the ball. But they just can’t seem to get a “W”.

Click HERE for Photos of this game.

Sheehan showed some real skill on the field in this 2-0 victory, but to be fair, Amity made them work for it.

In the first half Sheehan’s Andrew Caplan made the first goal for the Titans at 39:00.

The second half saw Sheehan’s Alex Ramirez score at 44:00

Sheehan outshot Amity 9-4.

The Titans’ Goal tender John Olivera made 4 saves; Jeremy Merchant made 7 saves for the Spartans.

Records: Sheehan 4-0; Amity 0-4