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Free Back To School Backpack and Posture Screening Today, Tomorrow and Saturday

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Aug 202015
 

124967407Advanced Spine and Sport, 501 Boston Post Road, Liberty Square Plaza, Orange, is hosting a “Back-to-School” Backpack and Posture Screening event in August.

Bring you child in for a free posture screening and a check to see if they’re carrying their backpack correctly.

Screenings will take place on Thursday, Aug. 20 and Friday, Aug. 21 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dr. David Durso will be doing posture screenings and providing a full analysis of your child’s posture. Poor posture at an early age can have negative affects on your child’s overall health. It can cause such things as headaches, allergies, neck and back pain and even scoliosis. A healthier posture reflects a healthier child and later in life a healthier adult.

A backpack weighing more than 15% of your child’s body weight can damage their developing spine.

Dr. Durso will show you the proper way your child should be carrying a backpack as well as tell you the weight limit that they should be carrying.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Call 203-553-9300 for more information.

Originally Published on: Jul 13, 2015 @ 15:38

Second Publishing on: Aug 15, 2015 @ 14:08

Get Ready to Get Pounced Peck Place Hosts First Fundraiser of 2015-16 School Year

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Aug 172015
 


panther pounce bannerPeck Place School families, welcome back your favorite Peck Place students with a lawn banner.
For a donation of $15 to the Peck Place PTO, a large banner will be placed on your lawn for 3 days to welcome back your children, grandchildren or favorite Peck Place Student.
Screen Shot 2015-08-17 at 4.53.42 PMWhere will the Peck Place Banner show up next?
 Try and spot the Panthers as they move around town.

Obituary: Lesley Intriligator Schpero, 71, Former Orange Resident, Teacher

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Aug 142015
 

shiva candleLesley Intriligator Schpero, 71, currently of Riverdale NY, passed on July 23, 2015, after a two year battle with ovarian cancer.

Previously, she resided in West Hartford CT, Milford CT and Orange CT.

Lesley worked as a public school special education teacher, an elementary school teacher, a paralegal and an editor.

She held a BA degree from Tufts University, specializing in Early Childhood Education, and a M.Ed. degree in Special Education from Southern CT University.

She is survived by her sister Dr. Barbara Intriligator of West Hartford CT, her daughter Dr. Tracy Fitzpatrick of Riverdale NY and her son Michael Schpero of Raleigh NC. Lesley was a loving sister, mother and grandmother who adored her grandchildren: David and Josh Fitzpatrick; and Maya, Chelsea and Brody Schpero.

A remembrance service will be held on September 3 at the Riverdale Temple (4545 Independence Ave, Bronx NY) at 3 pm.

Donations in her name may be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund located in New York NY ([email protected]).

To share a memory with her family, visit Lesley’s tribute page on the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s website

Hot Moms Play Ball, Raise 1K for Charity

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Aug 132015
 

The Orange Hot Moms Softball game was more fun than a barrel of monkeys, with children hanging from the chain link fence like primates so they could get a better view of their mothers out on Stankye Softball Field at Old Tavern Park, Thursday night.

The game spearheaded by co-organizers Deb Marino and Kara DelVecchio was played to raise money to support the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center at Bridgeport Hospital.

The Uniform T-shirts, White for the Turkey Hill Moms and Pink for the Peck Place/Race Brook Moms were donated by Jim Hassenmayer, owner of the Orange Ale House, where the teams celebrated afterward.

While the Moms played ball — which was often comedic after watching title winning teams play during the school year— their children and husbands, Members of the Orange Little League District 4 State Championship team and Orange Juniorettes worked just as hard collecting donations and manning the concession stand.

This was a light hearted, well attended, fun community gathering. The Peck Place/Race Brook Moms won 16-14 over Turkey Hill. But more important the final tally for the charity was $1,000, possibly more.

Great Job Ladies! You all run and throw like girls and you were delightful to watch!

Amity Middle School Plans Parent/Guardian Workshop

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Aug 122015
 

Amity Middle SchoolAmity Middle School, 100 Ohman Ave., Orange is planning a Parent/Guardian Workshop titled “How to Help Your Middle School Student Stay Organized” on Tuesday, Aug. 25.

Amity Middle School teacher Vicki Fielosh will share tips and tricks — high tech & low tech — to help students be successful in middle school.

Topics Addressed:

  • Transition to Middle School
  • Agenda Pad
  • Homework Binder
  • Schedule
  • Schoology
  • PowerSchool

The workshop will take place in the Amity Middle School Orange Library/Media Center at 6:30 p.m.

If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Vicki Fielosh via e-mail by August 20, 2015.

The First Day Of School Is Right Around The Corner, Don’t Forget Your Child’s Immunizations

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Aug 102015
 

c3fd3a0f8278f251e15d1bcae28711d2A Message from the Amity Middle School Nurse:
To all parents/guardians of incoming grade 7 students:
Thank you to those parents/guardians who have submitted documentation of immunizations mandated by the State of Connecticut.  If you have not yet submitted them, please send the documentation to our school health office before the start of school.  You may need to check with your child’s pediatrician to be sure the records are updated before submitting.
Click this link for complete details about immunization requirements:
http://www.amityregion5.org/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=7824582
Thanking you in advance for your cooperation.
Edythe Lefebvre
School Nurse
Amity Middle School Orange
100 Ohman Ave.

Knights Of Columbus Award Scholarships In Orange

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Aug 102015
 

Shown smiling at the reception for recipients of the sixteenth annual Father Killeen Scholarship Fund Scholarships were (L to R): Kevin Hadlock (honoree), Anthony Coscia (recipient of the Kevin Hadlock Scholarship), Cynthia Celone, Thomas D’Orso, Alec Melotto (recipient of the Brian T. D'Orso Memorial Scholarship), Susan D'Orso, Amelia Justo, Michael Muttitt (Grand Knight of Holy Infant Council of the Knights of Columbus).

Shown at the annual Father Killeen Scholarship Fund Scholarships awards are: Kevin Hadlock (honoree), Anthony Coscia (recipient of the Kevin Hadlock Scholarship), Cynthia Celone, Thomas D’Orso, Alec Melotto (recipient of the Brian T. D’Orso Memorial Scholarship), Susan D’Orso, Amelia Justo, Michael Muttitt (Grand Knight of Holy Infant Council of the Knights of Columbus).

The Holy Infant Council of the Knights of Columbus (#12523) recently awarded its sixteenth annual scholarships, totaling $2,500, to four young members of Holy Infant parish in Orange. 

The Knights administer the Father Killeen Scholarship Fund, which funds each of the scholarships.  The scholarship recipients were: Cynthia Celone, Anthony Coscia Amelia Justo,and Alec Melotto.  Each of the scholarship applicants were judged on four criteria: community service, academic achievement in high school, character, and a personal essay.

Alec Melotto, the son of Albert and Jody Melotto of Orange, was awarded the thirteenth annual Brian T. D’Orso Memorial Scholarship, named in honor of a Holy Infant parishioner and Amity High School student who demonstrated a particular interest and devotion to community service before he perished in a tragic accident in November 2002.  Alec graduated from Amity Regional Senior High School in June, and will be attending  Fairfield  University, where he plans to major in business.  Thomas & Susan D’Orso, parents of Brian D’Orso, presented Alec with the scholarship.  This year’s Brian T. D’Orso Memorial Scholarship was in the amount of $750.

Anthony Coscia, son of Tony and Beth Coscia of Orange, received the Kevin Hadlock Scholarship.  This is the eleventh annual scholarship awarded in honor of a different member of the Holy Infant parish community, whose contribution to the parish and the community is honored each year on a rotating basis.  Anthony graduated from Amity Regional Senior High School in June, and he will be  attending Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y. in August, where he will major in Actuarial Science.  The Kevin Hadlock Scholarship was in the amount of $750, and was presented to Anthony by Mr. Hadlock.

Amelia Justo is the daughter of Robert and Kara Justo of Orange.  She received a $500 scholarship from the Father Killeen Scholarship Fund.  Amelia graduated from the Academy of Our Lady of Mercy (Lauralton Hall) in May, and has committed to attend Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh, NY.  She has selected a major in business, with a concentration in marketing/accounting.

Cynthia Celone, the daughter of Jim Celone of West Haven and Mary Celone of Orange, also received a $500 scholarship from the Father Killeen Scholarship Fund.  Cynthia graduated from Amity Regional Senior High School in June.  She is enrolling at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, CT, which is affiliated with the University of New Haven.  Her choice of major is undecided at this time.

The  annual honoree scholarship is named to honor a member of Holy Infant parish who has contributed their time, talent and/or treasure significantly to their parish and community.  For 2015, Kevin Hadlock was selected as the honoree.  Mr. Hadlock has been a member of Holy Infant parish for 34 years; in that time, he has served his parish in several capacities.  He has been a Eucharistic Minister for more than 25 years, has been an active member of the Parish Social Ministry program, has served on the Parish Council and is currently serving on the Parish Finance Council. In addition, as a charter member of the Holy Infant Knights of Columbus, he has been an officer of the club since its founding, and is a Past Grand Knight. 

During his year as a Grand Knight, the council received “Star Council” status, awarded to less than 2% of K of C councils worldwide each year. Previous honorees for whom the scholarship has been named have included Deacons John Hoffman, Joseph Sullivan, late Deacons Americo Bichi and Bernie Hayden, Mrs. Peggy Brinsmade, longtime religious education teacher and retired Director of Religious Education at Holy Infant, retired Judge of Probate and thirty-year member of the Holy Infant Finance Council Charles Flynn, Diane Raikis, long-time music director of the Holy Infant Folk Ensemble, CCD teacher and former Parish Council President, the late Mary DeVito, who served her parish in a wide variety of ways for over 40 years, Joseph P. Coss, who has served his parish extensively for many years, Heather Allen, a tireless supporter and leader of the Youth Ministry program at Holy Infant, and John LaViola, three-time Grand Knight and participant in a broad array of parish activities over the past half century.

The Holy Infant Knights of Columbus Council #12523 established the Father Killeen Scholarship Fund in 1999, in honor of  the late Reverend Bernard Killeen, the co-pastor of Holy Infant parish from 1982-1999, who passed away in 2010.  The scholarships funded by the Father Killeen Scholarship Fund are awarded on a competitive basis to any eligible young person who is a parishioner of Holy Infant Church, and who has distinguished him/herself academically, with high moral character and a strong record of community service.  To date, over $37,000 in scholarships has been awarded by the Fund.

Nu Vita Frozen Yogurt & Café’s Wall Of Fame Art Showcase

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Aug 042015
 

11221295_10204354117268265_3797410584848915336_nNuVita Frozen Yogurt & Café is offering local artists, photographers, painters, poets, creatives an opportunity to show their work. 
Nu Vita will be showcasing work from many artists in its Orange Location, 35 Old Tavern Road, on Friday, August 14, beginning at 7 p.m.
Come check their work out in a friendly, comfortable, air conditioned venue. 

 

Two Parking Area Paving Projects Done By The Town

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Aug 022015
 

IMG_6834Residents in the Peck Lane, Old Tavern area have noticed large trucks traveling on their streets during the last couple of weeks.

Some have called the highway department to complain, others call to inquire, just out of curiosity.

So, why is there so much activity in that area?

Just like the parking lot paving project going on in front of High Plains Community Center, the Peck Place School parking lot also was desperately in need of some TLC IMG_6832and is being completely demolished and repaved.

Both are Town Projects and are scheduled to be completed well before school begins.

The photos show the Peck Place driveways and parking lot as it appeared on Sunday, Aug. 2 after being pulverized and leveled.