Apr 182015

A file photo of the 2013 Amity Spartans.

A file photo of the 2013 Amity Spartans.

A fundraiser to benefit the Amity High School Football Program will take place at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, on Saturday, April 18 beginning at 6 p.m.

Ticket cost is $25 and includes a buffet style meal and drink ticket.

Raffle prizes will be awarded to lucky participants.

All proceeds go to the Spartans Football program.

In 2015, the Amity Football Team will be under the leadership of new head coach, 29-year-old Amity Grad Ted Czepiga of Bethany.

Originally Published on: Apr 12, 2015 @ 20:23

Apr 162015

IMG_0732-200x300Orange Community Services will present its first Food And Fuel Bank Benefit Concert “Spring Into Action,” at the High Plains Community Center, tonight, Friday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.

The concert will feature Orange resident Gary Harger with Art Bellucci on piano. Special guests include Barbie Harger and the Orange Chorale.

Musical selections from Broadway, the American Songbook and songs about Spring – the season of renewal will be featured.

After the concert a reception will take place in the cafeteria.

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Orange Community Assistance Programs, which includes the Food and Fuel Bank.

Come support these vital programs.

Tickets are $20 and are available at the Community Services Department or by calling 203-891-4788.

Originally Published on: Feb 10, 2015 @ 13:54

Second publishing on: March 6, 2015 @ 19:00

Last Published on: Apr 1, 2015 @ 19:20

Apr 142015

Aerial view of the Orange Congregational Church

Aerial view of the Orange Congregational Church

The Pilgrim Fellowship Youth Groups of the Orange Congregational Church will sponsor its Annual Community Tag Sale on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the Orange Town Green on Orange Center Road.

A space can be rented for $25.00 (with table provided = $30.00) by calling the Orange Congregational Church Office at 203-795-9749.

Coffee and donuts will be on sale by the Youth Group, as well as, hot dogs and soda.

If it rains, the Tag Sale will be held on May 16

Apr 142015

lCub Scout Pack 922 will host a fundraising Pancake Dinner at Chip’s Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road, Orange, on Tuesday, April 14.

There will be three seatings at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Menu includes 2 buttermilk pancakes, 2 eggs (no omelets), 2 slices of bacon or 2 sausage links, coffee, tea or kids’ drink.

Cost is $10 plus gratuity. Advance ticket purchase required.

For tickets e-mail [email protected] or call/text Liz at 1-860-573-2235.


Originally Published on: Mar 31, 2015 @ 23:34

Second Publishing on: Apr 3, 2015 @ 12:38

Also Published on: Apr 12, 2015 @ 20:08

Apr 122015

11107368_1555895661338856_4044350448747709272_nAmity High School student Natalie Booth, of Orange, whose mother has battled cancer for several years,  and the Amity Helping Hands Club are sponsoring a week-long fundraiser to support the Get in Touch Foundation which teaches both girls and boys about breast self-exams and breast health to aid in the fight against breast cancer.

Natalie invites everyone to wear pink, make a donation, or order a t-shirt to show your support all week long Monday, April 13 at 7:35 a.m. — Friday, April 17 at 2:20 p.m.

T-shirt design will be revealed later in the week.

Donations will be accepted during the lunch waves all next week.

Parents or members of the community who would like to donate may contact Natalie Booth at [email protected], please cc Amity High School teacher Debbie Davis at [email protected].

Stay tuned to her Facebook Event page for more information and to ask questions.


Apr 122015

single_slsb_croppedThe Orange Arts and Culture Council presents the St. Luke’s Steel Band for a fundraising concert at the Holy Infant Auditorium, 456 Racebrook Road, on Sunday, April 12, at 3 p.m.

The band has performed at the Ellington Jazz Series at Yale, hosted by the legendary Willie Ruff and have won three gold medals in National competitions.

Founded in 1999 by the Rector of St Luke’s Church in New Haven, Victor Rogers, who brought a set of used steel pans from a band in Brooklyn. Since then the band has attracted dedicated members of all ages that have grown in number and the band has earned a well – deserved reputation for excellence.

Hailed as one of the most exciting performing ensembles in Connecticut, their repertoire includes soca, calypso, reggae, classical, sacred, jazz, popular and island folk music. Most members or their families come from various points in the West Indies, with Antigua, Barbados, Bermuda, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, Nevis , Tobago and Trinidad represented.

The band plays regularly for religious services at St. Luke’s and also plays fairs, festival, concerts and private functions throughout the region.

Tickets are $20.00, with children under 12 admitted free of charge (accompanied by an adult). Call 203-795-3127 for reservations. Tickets also are available at the door.

Proceeds from this event will be used to fund Hop the Bus transportation to NHSO Concerts, and to support Picture This, a photography contest for Young People, Build A Better Bird House, the Youth Concerts and more activities planned for the 2015-2016 season.

A long-range goal for the OACC is to create an exhibition/performing space in the Clark Building on Orange Center Road. (The former Orange Library).

Support the arts in the Orange Community—Come to the St. Luke’s Steel Band Concert.

Originally Published on: Apr 6, 2015 @ 12:54

Apr 102015

unnamed-2Heidi Lueders, President of Bully Breed Rescue Inc. will host a fundraiser at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, Orange, on Saturday, April 11 from 5 – 9 p.m.

Admission is $15, which gets you a wristband for the discounted drinks. There also will be food, a silent auction, raffles, merchandise, and much more all the benefit the rescue group.


Visit the event Facebook page or the organization’s Facebook page for more information.


Originally Published on: March 24, 2015 @ 13:37

Apr 092015

Amity Charity Basketball participants.

Amity Charity Basketball participants.

Optimum Community held a Charity Champions check presentation at Amity Regional High School last week to recognize the Community Action Club’s volunteer work.

The school was presented with $1,000 to be donated to THP Project Purple Initiative, the students’ charity of choice. They also received $500 for the furtherance of their charitable efforts.

The THP Project Purple Initiative is a national anti-substance abuse initiative of The Herren Project, launched to break the stigma of addiction and bring awareness to the dangers of substance abuse.

The presentation was held before the start of the student-planned March Madness for Project Purple fundraiser. More than 350 students purchased wristbands to enter the gymnasium to watch basketball competitions among teachers and other faculty members.

Jake Milner is one of Club’s co-presidents. His brother Matt introduced former pro basketball player Chris Herren to Amity High School students when he was a senior.

Herren came to Amity to talk to students about his battle with addiction, the demise of a promising professional basketball career, and the ultimate recovery that began on August 1, 2008 and which he continues to work on every day.

Apr 072015

Screen Shot 2015-04-07 at 3.48.09 PMConnecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, will host its annual “Wild Wine, Beer & Food Safari” fundraiser at the Zoo on Saturday, June 6 from 6-9 p.m.

  • Standard tickets are $60 each
  • Parties of 4 or more will receive each standard ticket for $55
  • VIP Tickets at $100 each entitle you to an exclusive “Behind the Scenes” with our animals from 4:30-5:30 p.m. pre-event
  • Tickets at the gate are $65 if available

The event includes a large variety of different wines and a huge selection of specialty beers.

The evening’s festivities also include live entertainment, silent auction and raffle.

In the past few years, this popular fundraiser has SOLD OUT, so act now!  Click here to purchase your tickets online.  

Food Vendors include:

  • Addeo’s Italian Ice
  • Dave Grant Catering
  • Joey C’s Roadhouse BBQ & Tex Mex
  • Luigi’s Italian Pastry
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Smoke & Bones
  • Vazzy’s Brick Oven

 …and more to come! Keep checking the Zoo website event page for more vendors.


Wine & Beer Sponsor: Glen Ro Spirit Shoppe

Presenting Sponsor: People’s United Bank

Big Hearted Bear: Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, P.C.; Merit Insurance

Opulent Otters: Aquarion Water Company; Cablevision; Coca-Cola; The Vazomica Foundation

Compassionate Condors: The Ganim Group, LLC

Zoo Friends: Bridgeport Fittings, Inc.