Both teams played fast and hard for the first 15 minutes. Both goalies also worked hard and no one was able to score.
The Blue Devils were first to score at 10:56 with Celina Condon’s goal, assisted by Brooke McNabola.
Spectators were on the edge of their seats as the Blades hammered West Haven’s goalie with shot after shot and finally at 6:46, Tess Csejka tied the score on an assist from Cally Dixon.
The 8-minute overtime period was do or die for these competitive young ladies. Fast and furious skating with equal possession time, and then, with just 2:06 remaining on the clock, Taylor Nowak scored the winning goal for the Blue Devils on an assist from Jenna Hunt.
Final Score: 2-1 West Haven
Records: Blades 9-3, West Haven 8-1
Note: The two teams will face up again on Sunday, Jan. 21 at the Edward Bennett Rink in West Haven at 8 p.m.
But first, the Blades will host the Hall/Conard Warchiefs (5-3-2) of West Hartford on Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Rinks at Shelton at 9 p.m.
BubbleMania is a highly-acclaimed show combining the science of bubbles with theatrical showmanship and comedy. Its website describes the show as an “extremely unique program combining high energy entertainment with artistic achievement.
BubbleMania is loaded with visual comedy, quick wit, big band swing music and the untamed, often unbelievable qualities and beauty of spherical liquids: 20-foot bubble serpents; bubbles that bounce, dance and shimmy; jaw-dropping fog filled bubble sculptures; gravity-defying blobs of bubble foam; bubble spaceship; crystal ball; soap bubble ping-pong and more! This will be a wonderful community event and lots of fun for all ages.
This show is sponsored by the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation.
Tickets are $5 before January 15th / $7 at the door – under 1 free.
Publicity Chairman Laura Griest said, “Orange Community Women is a chapter of Connecticut Junior Women, Inc. We seek to unite the women of Orange and surrounding areas by participating in community service and providing enrichment, leadership and social interaction. Our projects include awarding scholarships to Amity students, donating children’s books to the library, collecting for veterans, organizing activities for the Tracy Bunch (a group of special needs adults sponsored by Orange Community Services), visiting and working with the seniors at Silverbrook, donating holiday food baskets and gift cards to Orange Community Services and partnerships with Days for Girls, Manes and Motions Therapeutic Riding Center and Female Soldiers/Forgotten Heroes. Proceeds from this fundraiser support projects such as these.”
For more information on Orange Community Women, contact Donna Wesolowski, 203-799-3519.
On Friday evening I attended the Amity vs Cheshire swim meet at the Orange Town Pool.
I had recently purchased a small “point and shoot” camera that has many nice features, perhaps the best being that it is waterproof.
I asked coach Todd Rainey if one of the boys could take some underwater photos for me while the team was warming up. At first, he sort of looked at me like I was nuts, but, I assured him that it was waterproof and Yes, I meant to bring it into the pool, put it underwater and do the best he could.
You will NEVER see me in a bathing suit taking photos for Orange Live, but once I figure out a way to get it done, you will be seeing more underwater photos in the future from the actual Amity swim meets. In the meantime, enjoy these photos by Tyler Roy.
The Town Plan and Zoning Commission will meet at Town Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. (it’s new meeting time)
Following is the agenda:
- SITE PLAN APPLICATION-Architectural Standards Supplement. Submitted by Bed Bath & Beyond/Christmas Tree Shops for property known as 220 Indian River Road. For proposed façade changes to the Christmas Tree Shop.
- Review of the Minutes from November 21, 2017, December 5, 2017 and January 2, 2018 Meetings.
3. Old Business.
4. New Business.
PUBLIC HEARINGS 7:30 p.m. *(1)
5. APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION, PERMIT OR USE –Submitted by Jerome Spector Revocable Trust and Janet Cesanek. For property known as 772 Derby Milford Road. For two accessory structures which are already located on the property. One building is 20’ by 16’ and a second building is 11.9’ x 24’.
The application is submitted in accordance with Section 383-26 I (3)(a) of the Orange Zoning Regulations. A larger ground coverage and height in excess of 15’ is requested.
The Spartans got onto the scoreboard first with James Blum’s goal, assisted by Jason Csejka at 11:03. This was a blow to West Haven, which had a full house (due in part to the ceremony to retire former Westie Rob Fumiatti’s jersey number that preceded the game.)
West Haven’s Kevin Moriarty tied things up at 1:27 on an assist from Robbie Forleo; Then halfway through the period Amity’s Connor Bath assisted by Mike Miller and Joe Schittina pulled the Spartans ahead again. 2-1 Amity.
At 12:52, Amity’s Blum and Csejka teamed up again to score the third and final goal of the game.
Final: Amity 3, West Haven 1
AMITY 1 1 1—3
W. HAVEN 0 1 0—1
Shots—Amity outshot West Haven 33-24
Saves—Amity: Tyler Cole 23; West Haven: Logan Cole 30
Records—Amity 5-1; West Haven 2-5.
16th – Morning Coffee – LEAD’s Meeting 8:00 a.m. Show up and have a conversation
25th – BAH at Mexico Tipico, 5-7 p.m. A few $10 tickets left, or $15 per person, Be there! Learn about the new web program that the Chamber will be launching!!!
21st – BAH with Milford Chamber at Eli’s Orange! $15 per person, reserve your spot early – this will sell out! 5-7 p.m.
14th – BAH with Milford Chamber at Orange Ale House, $15 per person
SAVE THIS DATE: The FIESTA BEGINS! April 29th, 9:00 a.m.!
High Plains Pavillion, Run The Cohen and Wolf Cinco K deMayo Road Race with a NEW Course! And…
Mariachis, Margaritas, Tacos, Chili & Chips
The popular members-only warehouse store, Sam’s Club, at 2 Boston Post Road was eerily still when employees and customers arrived today. The store had closed its doors without any notice and, it seems the only way to get an explanation is through Walmart Headquarters.
A paper sign on the doors read that the store was closed, but will reopen on Friday at 10 a.m. Yet, the store will be permanently closed on Jan. 26, this also is true for other locations nationwide, including the one in Manchester, CT.
This happened just as the company announced it was raising its starting salary to $11 an hour and handing out one-time cash bonuses. — fantastic news, if you have a store to call home. More than 150 stunned employees will be out of work in Orange.
Orange First Selectman Jim Zeoli said he received the WARN Notice notice sent to the state Department of Labor that 155 employees at the Orange location will be impacted by the closure. While the club will close to the public Jan. 26, hourly employees will be terminated March 16 and management employees will be terminated April 13, the notice said.
On his Facebook page, Zeoli wrote, “Yes Orange it’s true! I received notice from the Labor Dept that Sam’s Club is closing on Jan 26th. I have heard from many that are unhappy about this! The Big Box stores that were the demise of many small stores years ago are now feeling their own demise by online shopping. I was told they are closing stores across the country. I had heard a few weeks ago that Walmarts biggest fear was Amazon.”
One customer said she’s devastated with the news because Sam’s Club is her go-to store. “They asked me to renew my membership last night, and I said ‘no’ it’s not due til February. Good thing!”
If you did recently renew your membership, call their main office at 1-888-746-7726 and ask to have your membership refunded. One resident said she did and they said they will refund it within 6 weeks. “They were very nice about it on the phone,” she said.
The Amity Spartans were on the road in North Haven for a meet against the Hornets on Wednesday, Jan. 10.