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Doc’s Race on June 4, Runners 90 And Older Encouraged To Participate

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Jun 032017
 

Get your mismatched socks ready once again because the 5th Annual 5K “Doc’s Race” is going to happen in Orange at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road in Orange, on Sunday, June 4 at 10 a.m.

Many local residents remember George “Doc” Whitney as a veterinarian in Orange, but in his later years, he was known for being an exceptional runner.  “Doc” started running at the age of 80 and kept at it until his death in 2013, at the age of 94.  He participated in just about every 5 K Race in Connecticut and many others throughout New England.  He was truly an inspiration for everyone!

Doc was known for wearing mismatched socks and his fluorescent orange knit cap at the town’s Chilly Chili Run 5K.

Shortly after his death, Doc’s family requested that a 5K Race and 2 Mile Fitness Walk be held in his name every year in Orange. All of the proceeds will go to the George “Doc” Whitney Memorial Scholarship Fund.

In addition to the Race and Fitness Walk, there will be two “Fun Runs” for the kids at 9:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. before the actual race.

 After May 20 and up until Race Day the fees are $27.00 for runners and $15.00 for runners under 12 and Fitness Walkers.  All of the Kid’s Fun Run registration will be $6.

Early packet pickup and Late Registration will be available at the High Plains Community Center Pavilion on Saturday, June 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Registration on the day of the Race will begin at 7:30 a.m.

For more information, call Race Director, Joe Riccio, at 203 481-7453.

Come out on June 4 and join us to help keep “Doc” Whitney’s memory alive!

Jun 032017
 

Today is Saturday, June 3. Forecasters are telling us that today is the best day of the weekend weather-wise, so get out and enjoy it before the rain sets in again.
First, pack your car with any papers, old bills, documents that you would like safely shredded. Maybe toss an old mattress on the roof of the car or in the back of your minivan, then head off to the Post Road Fire Station for breakfast.
The Orange Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will host its 18th annual Pancake Breakfast at the Post Road Fire Station, 355 Boston Post Road, from 7:30  to 10:30 a.m.
Then drive over to High Plains Community Center to get rid of those old papers and mattress.
The Orange Recycling Committee (ORC) will host its fifth shredding day in the front parking area of the High Plains Community Center (HPCC), 525 Orange Center Road, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This service is free of charge to Orange residents and includes Mattress recycling.
Then spray on the tick repellant and go for a hike.
The Orange Conservation Commission is hosting an Educational Walk at Turkey Hill Preserve from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (rain date is Sunday, June 4, same times).  Noted naturalists Anthony Zimba and Michael Ross, will lead the walk.
And finally, cheer on one of the best baseball teams in the state, The Amity Spartans.
The third round of the CIAC Baseball Championship tournament vs Fairfield Ludlowe (10-10) will take place at Amity at 2 p.m.  [The Softball team will be playing in Stamford at 4 p.m.]
Then you can go home and do yard work or simply relax.
Have a great weekend.

Fire Department Hosts Annual Pancake Breakfast On June 3 — The Best Deal In Town

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Jun 012017
 

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will host its 18th annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, June 3 from 7:30  to 10:30 a.m. at the Post Road Fire Station, 355 Boston Post Road. Orange.

Enjoy scrambled eggs, your choice of bacon or sausage, potato patties and all you can eat “Chip’s” pancakes prepared for you by the Orange Volunteer Firefighters. Orange juice, milk, coffee, and tea will also be served.

Prices are $8 for Adults, Children ages 6-12: $6. Age 5 and under are free with a paying adult.

Save $1.00 per person by purchasing advance tickets from any auxiliary member or at Knight’s Inc., 286 Boston Post Road., Orange.

All proceeds benefit the Orange Volunteer Fire Department.

For further information, contact Lynn Knight @ 203-795-5882, e-mail: lmk415@yahoo.com, or visit our website at www.orangevfd.com

Also: The Racebrook School Girl Scout Junior Troop 60140 will have a bake sale at the Fire House during the Pancake Breakfast.

Register For The Sal Semmonella Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament

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May 292017
 

The 10th annual Sal Semmonella Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament will take place at the Orange Hills Country Club, 389 Racebrook Road, on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 8 a.m.
There will be a continental breakfast at 7 a.m.with shotgun scramble format starting at 8 a.m. Included with the $125 entry fee is 18 holes of golf, breakfast, a special luncheon cookout which will begin at 12:30 p.m.
Awards will be announced during lunch as well as the raffle winners. Sponsorships are available as well as donations to cover Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, and Tee/Green flags.
To register or for more information, please contact Ken Miller at 203-795-8025.
Sal Semmonella was a 17-year-old Amity High School student athlete, who died in a car crash on March 3, 2008.
 
The Scholarship Fund has donated to The American Cancer Society, Amity High School Football Program, Holy Infant Church Religious Education, Keefe Family, Peck Place School, Racebrook School, and much more. 

Golf Fundraiser To Benefit Amity Boys Hockey Team

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May 262017
 

The Amity Boys Hockey Team is hosting a shotgun-start fundraising golf tournament at Orange Hills Country Club, 389 Racebrook Road, on Friday, June 9, at 8 a.m. 

If you are interested in playing, please e-mail timhughes@optonline.net 

Don’t Cook Tonight, Come To The Racebrook Food Truck Festival

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May 262017
 

Organizers of the annual Race Brook School Food Truck Festival are looking forward to greeting you tonight from 4-8 p.m. at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road.

Several direct sales vendors will be on hand, including: Avon, Chloe + Isabel, doTerra, Jafra Cosmetics, LaLaRoe, Magnabilities, Magnolia and Vine, Origami Owl, Pampered Chef, Paparazzi, Scentsy, Tastefully Simple, Thirty One, Usborne Books, Tupperware, Touchtone Crystal

For more information on the festival, visit their Facebook page.

Bring your wallets and appetites!

Register Now For The Orange Lions Glow Ball Golf Tournament

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May 262017
 

The Orange Lions Club is teaming up with the Orange Ale House for its annual Glow Ball Golf Tournament on Friday, June 2.
The event will kick off at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road at 6 p.m. for food and drinks then proceed to the Orchards Golf Course, 137 Kozlowski Drive, Milford for a Shot Gun Start at 8:30 p.m.
At 11 p.m., prizes will be awarded and drinks served.
The format for this tournament is a 4 person scramble. You can look forward to competing in the Closest to the Pin contest, Low Gross, and Putting Contest.
The fee is $125 per golfer which includes Glow Ball, Food/Drinks, and Prizes.
For tickets, call Nick Bencivengo at 203-901-9062, or Ron Ruotolo at 203-996-0989 or e-mail  Ronruotolo@orangectlions.org

PHOTOS: Thank You To Everyone For Supporting The BOW Relay For Life

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May 232017
 

Last weekend, hundreds of people gathered at the Orange Fairgrounds for the 2017 BOW Relay For Life.

A majority of the participants were Amity High School students who walked side by side with adult cancer survivors and caregivers.

The tally posted on the Cancer Society website is $63,881.24 raised to help fight cancer, but the total amount generally rises in the weeks following the end of the event.

The Relay chairmen thank everyone for their efforts and continued support of this worthwhile cause.

We’ve posted photos from the survivor’s walk and luminaria ceremony. Here are some more of the teams taking the first lap.

Fire Auxiliary Offers Mohegan Bus Trip Fundraiser

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May 232017
 

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is hosting a Bus Trip to Mohegan Sun Casino on Saturday, July 8.

Up front cost is $40 per person but after all the perks, ($25.00 back – $10.00 game voucher & $15.00 food voucher) it doesn’t cost you a thing (do the math), but the Volunteer Fire Department benefits from the proceeds.

Bus leaves High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road parking lot at 4 p.m. and departs from Mohegan Sun at 10 p.m.

For more information, call/text Karen at 203-395-2581 or e-mail Vickie at equus1095@hotmail.com

NOTE: The last day to purchase a seat is Friday, June 23.

Come join the fun while helping the Orange Volunteer Fire Department.

It’s Time To Order Your Amity Grad Balloons

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May 212017
 

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Do you know a Graduating Amity Regional High School Senior? Make that senior smile by sending a “Congratulations Amity Grad” Balloon. 

The Amity High School P.T.S.O. is once again sponsoring “Operation Graduation 2017 Balloons” for Amity Seniors.  The balloons will be delivered and tied to the graduate’s mailbox before graduation over the course of 2 days June 10th and June 12th.

Let’s celebrate our graduating seniors and support Amity Regional High School.

Proceeds go to the Amity High School P.T.S.O., including the P.T.S.O. Scholarship Fund.

You now have two ways to order balloons.  You may order online or by using this order form. Orders are due June 5th.

If you have any spare time, please consider helping inflate and/or deliver balloons. It really is a lot of fun!

Make sure your sunroof is CLOSED!

PTSO NEEDS YOUR HELP: The PTSO is in need of  VOLUNTEERS to help inflate and deliver Amity Senior Graduation Balloons. We need an army to help make this event a great success. Operation Senior Balloons begins on Saturday, June 10th at 9:00 a.m -3:00 p,m. and Monday, June 12th 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the ARHS cafe. 

Please consider signing up for a time. If you can only do an hour, that is fine.  Please include your e-mail address in the comment section of the doodle sign up.  We appreciate any time you can give to this event. Any questions can be directed to Kathy Sabitsky at  ksabitsky@gmail.com. Thank you for your support.

A longtime volunteer said, “This is one of the most rewarding things I do every year. I meet new people and have so much fun. Sometimes I inflate the balloons, and sometimes I just load my car and deliver them.”