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Griest Among CT Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40

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Feb 082016
 

Capt. Kristen Griest, 27, an Amity grad and Orange native made national news in August when she (and one other woman) became the first female Army Rangers.

Now Kristen is in the news again, being named to CT Magazine’s elite Top 40 Under 40 list for 2016.

Here is the clip from the magazine:

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Your hometown is proud of you Captain.

Winter Weather Advisory: So Much For the Groundhog’s Prediction

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Feb 082016
 

winterweatheradvisoryThe National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory, in effect from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday.

Monday’s forecast calls for brisk and cooler temperatures with highs around 30, Northerly winds 15-20 mph. Snow accumulations 3-5 inches.

Monday night calls for cloudy skies and more snow likely after midnight with an additional inch of snow accumulation.

Tuesday: periods of light snow. Highs in the lower 30s, Northeast winds 5-10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph in the morning.

Wrestling: Cheshire Outscores Amity

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Feb 072016
 

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The Amity Wrestling team was on the road Tuesday, Feb. 2 for a meet against Cheshire.

The Rams defeated the Spartans 45-27.

Amity’s Winning Matches:

106 Goldblatt (A) won by FFT

113 Chadwick (A) pinned Montowya (C) 2:52

126 Cala (A) won 8-2 over Black (C)

220 Benanto (A) won by FFT

285 Photos (A) won by FFT

Cheshire’s Winning Matches:

120 Rothman (A) was pinned by Brown (C) 3:47

132 Keylock (A) was pinned by Berile(C) 2:19

138 Carpenter (A) lost 6-1 to Robidouix (C)

145 Morrissey (A) was pinned by Minihan (C) 1:49

152 Castro (A) was pinned by Marotta (C) 1:28

160 Bonvincini (A) was pinned by O’Donnell(C) 2:56

170 Double FFT

182 Hoddinott (A) was pinned by Papa(C) :30

195 Lattick (A) was pinned by Bendetta (C) 1:48

 

Looking For A Home in Orange? Six Open Houses Scheduled for Feb. 7

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Feb 062016
 

coldwell-bankerColdwell Banker, 567 Racebrook Road, is hosting several open houses Sunday, Feb. 7.

34 Highmeadow Lane, $369,900 from 12 – 1:30 p.m.

239 Old Tavern Road, $349,900, 12 – 3 p.m.

609 Racebrook Road, $645,000, 12:30 -2:30 p.m.

520 Overland Drive, $399,900, 1 – 3 p.m.

125 Rogers Road, $439,900, 1 – 3 p.m.

575 Lambert Road, $685,000, 2 -3:30 p.m.

Amity Grad Offers Teen Dance Lessons

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Feb 062016
 

Alisa Bowewns

Alisa Bowewns

Many of our Amity graduates have gone on to do amazing things in the arts. Connor Deane owns an acting studio; Amanda Robles has a dream job appearing as Princess Jasmine on the Disney Cruise Line; Kim Simon just completed a tour with The Berenstain Bears and Marla Morris is still making sweet country music and the list goes on and on.

We now know that Amity Alum Alisa Bowewns, who owns Alisa’s House Of Salsa, 912 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, offers Latin Dance Night for teens every Friday night at 5:15 p.m.

Walk-ins are always welcome, no partner or dance experience necessary, everyone will learn so much and yes, it’s lots of fun.

Walk-Ins pay just $10.

For more information call 203.562.5472.

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Teen Salsa Lessons just $10 on Fridays

Gift Sale at the Academy Museum Gift Shop

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Feb 062016
 


 The AcademyThe 10% sale has come and gone but there are plenty of wonderful antiques and collectibles smartly priced for the upcoming gift season.

Come see our red/white & pink table for your special Valentine or the green one for the Irish eyes that are smiling at you.  Easter is early this year so the holiday displays will be back to back and even an overlap so come see the array of gifts at our Academy Museum Antique shop at 605 Orange Center Road
on Saturdays from 10:00-3:00.

For information call 203 795-3106 and leave a message.  All calls will be returned.

The Spartan Players: Beauty & The Beast At Amity Middle School Today

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Feb 062016
 

Amity Middle SchoolThe Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation is the headlining sponsor for the  Spartan Players at Amity Middle School Orange – their performances of Beauty & the Beast are today, Saturday, Feb. 6  at 3 and 7 p.m. and tickets are available at the door.
This is a wonderful family musical presented by a talented group of  7th and 8th grade students.
Judy Primavera, founder of the foundation said, “Together with Kathy at Orange and Rich at Bethany we have begun a middle school theater program to serve as a training ground for the excellent program at the High School run by Rob and Andrea Kennedy.”
She added that Jared Brown and Patrick Laffin of Square Foot Theatre in Wallingford have been retained to run the programs.
“It is Bethany’s second year and Orange’s first in what we hope will be a very long run,” Primavera said.

Orange Police Investigating Assault On Mulberry Lane That Sent Two To Hospital

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Feb 052016
 

BEST-POLICE-Patch-EVER-275x300 4.30.39 PMOn Friday Feb. 5 at about 3:18 a.m., the Orange Police Department responded to a private residence on Mulberry Lane for a reported assault.

According to police, the victim and the suspect know each other.  They both were transported to Yale – New Haven hospital for treatment of injuries.  The victim received serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

There is no ongoing threat to the community.

Asst. Police Chief Anthony Cuozzo said, “We are not releasing the identities of the parties involved at this time as the investigation is ongoing.”

Be Advised: In Effect During Snowy Weather

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Feb 052016
 

In front of Peck Place School

Be aware of the following rules in Orange:

  1. Vehicles parked in the road that impede the snow and ice removal activities will be tagged and removed at the owner’s expense.
  2. Snow removal around mailboxes is the responsibility of the property owner.
  3. Deposit of snow plowed by private contractors from driveways onto the roadways is not permitted.
  4. Mailboxes damaged by the actual striking of the plow blade will be repaired by the Town. Mailboxes damaged by the snow from the the plow are the responsibility of the property owner.