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Orange Legislators Upcoming Office Hours With Constituents

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Jun 112019
 

State Reps. Themis Klarides (R-114), Charles Ferraro (R-117) and Kathy Kennedy (R-119) will host post-session office hours in Orange for constituents this Friday and next Monday.

The first event will take place at Chip’s Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road, on Friday, June 14, from 8-9 a.m.

The second session will take place at the High Plains Community Center Cafeteria, 525 Orange Center Road on Monday, June 17 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

With the session ending June 5 at midnight, the legislators will go over the major issues debated in the 2019 legislative session, like the two-year state budget, tolls, the minimum wage increase, and any other issues constituents choose to discuss.

For anyone who is unable to attend but would like to talk to their state representatives, you can contact them at 1.800.842.1423 or send an e-mail to Themis.Klarides@housegop.ct.govCharles.Ferraro@housegop.ct.govKathy.Kennedy@housegop.ct.gov.

Students Not The Only Honorees At The Block A Dinner

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Jun 112019
 

On Sunday, June 9, Amity student-athletes, their coaches and family members gathered at Racebrook Country Club for the annual Block A Dinner.

We know that the athletes are recognized for their hard work and success in their respective sports. But students are not the only ones to receive awards at this event.

The Amity Coaches Association Awards go to those adults who make a difference in the lives of these student-athletes.

Outstanding Service Award

Girls’ Golf Coach Michael Cofrancesco presented the Outstanding Service Award to a mom who volunteers her time to teach the game to girls who want to be on the team.

Jennifer Barnsley has donated her time selflessly for years.

Her assistance is greatly appreciated by the coach and girls alike.

 

Coach of the Year

Boys’ Basketball Coach Jeff Nielsen had the honor of presenting the Coach of the Year award to longtime Girls’ Basketball Coach Michelle Shoop.

Michelle, the mother of two small children has guided the talented girls to championship games and is known for her patience, passion, and respect. Former players often come back to watch the games and check in with their beloved coach every year.

 

Assistant Coach               of the Year

Boys Hockey Coach Michael “Scooter” Richetelli surprised his assistant coach Todd Dandelske with this award.

Todd has been working with the Spartans Hockey Team for a long time and was part of the coaching staff when Richetelli won this award back in 2014. The year the boys went all the way to the state championship final.

Todd is well liked, and always smiling. Richetelli was joined by three of this year’s players (Jason Csejka, Kenny Page, and Ryan Miller) for the presentation.

 

 

Camp Argo Open House: Tour, Information and Counselors Needed

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Jun 102019
 

Everyone is invited to the Camp Argo OPEN HOUSE on Tuesday, June 11, the last one of the year, from 6-7 p.m. Kids are always welcome.
 
If you are interested in learning more about camp, meeting some of the counselors, taking a brief tour and ask any questions, then we will see you soon.
 
Park in the main parking lot directly off of 886 Mapledale Rd. and then walk across the bridge to the main building.  
 
Feel free to share this information with others that you feel would be interested or who may have questions.  Your friends, family and neighbors are all welcome to have fun with us at Camp Argo this summer!
 
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @campargo1 
 
ONLINE REGISTRATIONS ARE FILLING UP!!!
Campers can be registered online from the Campdocs link on our “Registration” page at www.campargo.com.  All medical forms can be easily uploaded, it’s super simple and convenient when you’re ready.  
 
SEEKING MORE VOLUNTEER COUNSELORS  
There have been so many camper registrations that we are seeking more help from volunteer counselors this summer.  For a high school student – volunteering can satisfy community service hours, improve a resume for college or career, and is a great way to learn more leadership skills while spending the summer outdoors!  If you know of an energetic, responsible person that loves or wants to work with kids please point them our direction and to the “Join Our Team” page at www.campargo.com to fill out an application. 

Orange Community Farmers’ Market Opens On June 27

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Jun 102019
 

(OEDC photos)

The Orange Community Farmers’ Market will have its opening day on Thursday, June 27.  The event runs on Thursdays until September 26 under the Pavilion at the Orange Fairgrounds, High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road in Orange.  Market hours are from 3:30 pm to 7 pm.  Note there is no market on July 4, August 1 or September 12.   

There will be many full-time and part-time vendors selling their farm-grown products including vegetables, fruit, meats, baked goods, honey, pasta, soaps, crafts, and more!   Farms from the local area will be present, including Grassy Hill, Laurel Glen, Oronoque, and Shamrock.  

Other vendors include Durante’s Pasta, Lizzie’s Corner, Mill Pond Essentials, New Haven Teas, Sugaree Acre, and Sweet Seidner’s.  Food trucks include Cousins Main Lobster, Dad’s Desserts, Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale, Tipsy Cones and Zuppardi’s Pizza.  Guest vendors are scheduled throughout the season. 

Paparazzi Jewelry and Harper Keehn Knife Sharpening will be attending on June 27.  Be sure to save the date and bring your knives, tools, etc. that need sharpening.

(OEDC photos)

  In addition, instrumentalists will perform under the Pavilion on dates that bands are not performing.  Please check the website at www.FarmMarketOrange.com for vendor and entertainment schedules.    

Shop at the Market, enjoy the food, stay for the bands and come back often! 

For additional information call 203-891-1045 or check the website.

The 2019 Summer Concerts Under The Gazebo Schedule

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Jun 102019
 

Five bands are scheduled for the summer Concerts under the Gazebo this year.

Each concert will take place on a specific Thursday evening beginning at 6 p.m.

Boogie Chillun, featuring Orange resident Derek Graham will kick off the market on June 27.

Other performances include:

Fools on the Hill on July 18, Al n Sal Duo on July 25, Bad Moon Risin’ on August 8, and the Vybrations on August 22.

Bring a chair or blanket and a few friends for these great shows brought to you by the folks at the Orange Community Services.

Don’t forget, the Orange Farmer’s Market will be under the pavilion from 3:30 to 7 p.m. And some food trucks will be on-site so you can enjoy dinner before the concerts, too.

Amity MVPs Honored At Annual Block A Dinner

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Jun 102019
 

Amity High School has some phenomenal athletes, that can’t be denied.

On Sunday, June 9, the Amity Booster Club hosted its annual Block A Awards dinner, during which the best of the best in Spartans athletics were recognized.

Most of the MVPs were chosen by their teammates.

One by one, the varsity coaches came up front and gave a brief history of his or her MVPs accomplishments before revealing the name and calling that athlete up to receive his or her plaque.

Following are the 2019 Male MVPs:

Baseball – Senior Pitcher, #7 John Lumpinski

Basketball – Senior Guard, #20 James Van Hise

Cross Country – Senior Connor Visnic

Football – Senior #22 Michael Young

Golf – Senior, Dan Comeau

Hockey – Senior, #18 Jason Csejka

Indoor Track – Senior, Richard Papa

Lacrosse – Senior, Harry Brochinsky

Ski Racing – Junior, James Fortin

Soccer – Senior, #25 Austin Gilbride

Swimming – Senior, Shiva Gowda

Tennis – Senior, Chris Bullers

Track and Field – Senior, Richard Papa

Volleyball – Senior, #5 Christian Tzepos

Wrestling – Senior, Andrew Seaton

Following are the 2019 Female MVPs:

Basketball – Senior, #34 Tara Laugeni

Cheerleading – Senior, Ashley Thomas

Cross Country – Senior, Madelyn Ciskowski

Dance Team – Senior, Sophie Benjamin

Field Hockey – Junior, #18 Tess Csejka

Golf – Junior, Tess Csejka

Ice Hockey – Junior, Tess Csejka

Indoor Track – Senior, Julia Potter

Lacrosse – Junior, #30 Ana Carney

Ski Racing – Senior, Mary Foley

Soccer – Senior, #14 Cailey Esposito

Softball – Junior, #26 Marissa Dwyer

Swimming – Senior, Molly Cox

Tennis – Senior, Sarah Bullers

Track and Field – Senior, Katie Yuan

Volleyball – Senior, #21 Abby Harbinson

Here are photos of the 2018-19 MVPs

 

Meet Amity’s 2019 Athletes of The Year

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Jun 102019
 

2019 Athletes of the Year, Connor Visnic and Abby Harbinson.

The Amity Booster Club hosted its annual “Block A” Dinner at Racebrook Country Club on Sunday, June 9.

All of Amity’s top athletes were honored with plaques, trophies or scholarship awards for their exemplary work throughout the years.

The top prize, of course, is the Athlete of the Year distinction.

This year’s winners are runner Connor Visnic and volleyball player Abby Harbinson.

In addition, Connor was named MVP for Boys Cross Country and Abby received the Girls Volleyball MVP Award.

Both are phenomenal athletes and deserving of the recognition.

We will miss them next year, and wish them the best as they go on to college.

Superintendent: It’s Time to Register For School In Orange

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Jun 102019
 

The Orange Public Schools will have rolling registration for new K-6 students. To begin the registration process, visit the registration page for your child’s school at www.oess.org  and fill out the online registration forms.

Please prepare the documents listed and a representative will contact you to set up an appointment. Between July 8 and August 1, registration appointments will be held at Peck Place School, 500 Peck Lane, Monday through Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m. 

From August 8 on, registration appointments will be held at your child’s respective school.

PLEASE NOTE:  Parents are requested to bring child’s original birth certificate, proof of residency, physical and immunization records at the time of the meeting.

Dr. Vince Scarpetti

Superintendent of Schools

Orange Resident Graduates With Honors From Brandeis University

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Jun 102019
 

Rachel Marcus of Orange graduated from Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass on Sunday, May 19.

Ms. Marcus graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Cum Laude, with Honors, with minors in Hispanic Studies and Anthropology.

She is the daughter of Brad and Paulette Marcus, the older sister of Maddie Marcus and a 2015 graduate of Amity High School.

Ms. Marcus began work at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center of Addiction Medicine as a clinical research coordinator.

Be A Part Of The 14th Annual Amity Hockey Golf Tournament

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Jun 092019
 

If coach Mike “Scooter” Richetelli can work his magic again in the 2019-2020 season, we may see them skate away with the trophy.
In the meantime, you can help support the team by participating in the 14th Annual Amity Hockey Golf Tournament at Orange Hills Country Club on Friday, June 14. Past participants describe it as “A Great Time.”
If you would like to play, click on the links below. There’s still a couple of openings for foursomes.
Online registration and all forms for offline registration are now available.

The Tournament Schedule is as follows:

7:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM Shotgun start – Scramble Format

(Soft spikes and appropriate golf apparel required)

Boxed lunch for each golfer on the course

Dinner and Raffle following Round

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Teams

Cost $150.00 per Golfer

Proceeds help support the 2019-20 Amity Ice Hockey Team.