May 272015

copy-rbrr-logo-1The Sixth Annual Race Brook Rockin’ Road Race is Saturday, June 6. Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 3.

The event includes a Fun Run, 2 mile Fitness Walk and 5k Road Race. (Click links for registration pages)IMG_9712

Fun Run begins at 9 a.m., 5K at 10 a.m. This is sure to be a morning of fun and activities for runners, walkers and families.

All events begin and end at Race Brook School, 107 Grannis Road, Orange.

Kids Fun Runs, start time 9 a.m., registration fee is $10 plus $2 sign up fee.

Registration ends June 3 at 11:59 p.m.

5k-route-map2 Mile Fitness Walk, start time 10 a.m., registration fee is $15 plus $2.50 sign up fee. 

Registration ends June 3 at 11:59 p.m.

5K Run, start time 10 a.m. registration fee $25 plus $2.50 sign up fee  

T Shirts For All Pre-Registered. Tech shirts for first 150 pre-registered.

Registration ends June 3 at 11:59 p.m.

Proceeds go to Race Brook School.

May 272015

Screen Shot 2015-05-27 at 10.58.54 AMThe Amity Force girls’ basketball coaching staff will host a developmental skills clinic at Amity Middle School, 100 Ohman Avenue, Orange, on Friday, May 29 and June 5.

The girls will learn basketball drills and skills, work on dribbling, shooting, passing, defense and decision making. There also will be small sided competitive games.

Two sessions are available, grades 3-5 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and grades 6-8 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.. Participants are asked to arrive 15 minutes early for registration.

Cost is $20, pay at the door, cash or check.

Bring your own water bottle and basketball.

For information, call Robyn Martin at 203-988-6797 or e-mail [email protected]

May 252015

unnamedAmity High School Music Department Presents: Back To The Future Pops in the John J. Brady Center for the Performing Arts, Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10 (click link)
Come out and see the great talent of our Amity High School music students.  They have been working hard and are excited to perform.
Start your summer with a rockin’ performance. Always a great evening of entertainment that won’t break your wallet.


Originally Published on: May 21, 2015 @ 22:26

May 252015

IMG_5064Every year, the Orange Memorial Day Ceremony at the gazebo sees more and more people. The parade route is always crowded — That’s a given. But it’s taken many years to get parade-goers to make the short walk down to the Orange Center Cemetery for the brief and solemn service when the parade is over.

This year, it was nice to see a larger than normal crowd gathered in the street and on the hill in front of Mary L Tracy School to be part of this important part of the Memorial Day program.

Those who fought for the freedom we enjoy are the reason we celebrate Memorial Day, and it’s good to see more people realizing that.

May 242015

Amity Seniors pose for a photo before their prom.

Amity Seniors pose for a photo before their prom.

For many High School students, aside from graduation, senior prom is the most anticipated event of their final year.

Last Friday the guys and girls got all dressed up, perfect hair, perfect makeup and after posing for hundreds of photos for parent paparazzi, they were ready to go.

Here’s one such photo.

Congratulations to the Class of 2015. We certainly will miss you.

May 242015

Don and Mary Jewell were honored during the ceremony on Sunday.

Don and Mary Jewell were honored during the ceremony on Sunday.

The Memorial Day Committee did a wonderful job planning an informative and meaningful ceremony at the gazebo prior to the annual parade on Sunday, May 24.

This year the Committee decided to honor Vietnam War veterans and a little known WWI Hero, “Sgt. Stubby.”

Commentator Bob Mirto read the story of Sgt. Stubby, a stray Pitbull who was smuggled on a ship and became a WWI hero, saving  dozens of lives and after receiving his Sergeant stripes, he outranked his handler.

When the guest speaker failed to show up, US Senator Richard Blumenthal stepped in and offered a brief speech.

Don and Mary Jewell were recognized as VIP Orange Veterans

The flags were waving, everyone was entertained and the weather was perfect – no one fainted from the heat and the well-attended ceremony went on quickly and got the message out that THIS is one of the most important things that anyone could do on Memorial Day.


May 222015

1509866_1396964540576288_248310034_nOne of the newer annual events that the public seems to love is the Race Brook School Food Truck Festival.

Now in its second year, people already are talking about coming to the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, on Friday, May 22, from 4-8 p.m. when more than 20 popular food trucks will roll in and serve up a wide variety of their specialties, sure to tempt your tummy and please your taste buds.

Stroll around the grounds and find your favorite foods from Pizza, Lobster, Cannolis, Cupcakes and so much more.

This year there will be more trucks, craft venders and children’s activity vendors. Entertainment will be provided by Velocity, a CT party band that plays covers from Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Earth Wind & Fire, Journey, Steely Dan and more.

Plan to make a night of it, bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs and enjoy the evening with family and friends.


Originally Published on: Apr 30, 2015 @ 22:04

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May 222015

DSC00204Parents and students flocked to Mary L. Tracy School after hours on Wednesday, May 20 to view the Mary L. Tracy Art Gallery.

According to a pamphlet available at the door, all of the lessons were taught solely by parent volunteers on the Art Goes to School (AGTS) Committee.

“The AGTS program introduced each child to six different artists spreading over two centuries. They were exposed to a variety of styles and materials, and they thoroughly enjoyed exploring and creating,” the pamphlet stated.

The artists whose works were used to inspire the children were: Joe Ben, Jr; William Wegman; Andy Warhol; Eric Carle; George Seurat and Robert Wyland.

May 212015

IMG_4520The Amity Varsity Volleyball Team hosted Joel Barlow in Woodbridge on Wednesday night.

Barlow came out 3-1 over Amity with the following game scores: 24-26, 25-13, 25-18, 25-15

Notable Players


Chatham Studer had 19 kills and 8 blocks; Jake Tritchonis had 18 kills and Luke OHara had 44 assists and 4 blocks.


Josh Sloat had 14 digs; Ethan Smith had 8 kills and Brett Southworth had 9 kills and 11 digs.


Barlow 15-2; Amity 4-14

May 212015

Tag, you're out.

Tag, you’re out.

The Lady Spartans found it hard to shine during Wednesday night’s game against the Foran Lions in Woodbridge.

The Foran managed to keep Amity at bay for the first 6 innings while racking up 3 runs of their own.

In the seventh inning Amity came alive and scored 4 runs, and Foran added 3 more to win 6-4.

In this challenging SCC interdivison game Amity’s Morgan Perry had 2 RBIs, Amanda Rieser and Alessandra Gusmano each had 1 RBI, Katie Koshes and Dani Nordyk both hit doubles.

Foran’s Natalia Hart and Alex Ives each hit home runs and had 2 RBIs; Hannah DeSousa hit a double and had an RBI; Dani Kemp also had an RBI.

Ashely Mendillo was the game’s winning pitcher for Foran and Morgan Perry pitched for Amity.

Records: Foran 11-8; Amity 14-5.

The Lady Spartans go up against East Haven tonight at Old Tavern Park.