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Case Memorial Library Hosts “Ready … Set … Read!”

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Jun 252016
 


IMG_2353The Case Memorial Library recently began its summer reading program “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” for children entering pre-school through grade five.

To get the preschoolers excited about reading, they introduced an entertaining program by former Peck Place Principal, Orange Resident, Singer Songwriter Al deCant and his hour long high-energy show called “Ready…Set…Read!” on Thursday, June 23.

His show included catchy music, awesome stories, and a generous helping of audience participation that was perfect for preschoolers, lower grade students and their families!

About The Children’s Summer Reading Program

The summer reading game runs from June 16-August 19.

Children entering pre-school through fifth grade are invited to come to the library to register or sign up online at http://tinyurl.com/cmlchildsrp2016 and receive a drawstring bag.  When participants have read their first book, they will choose and decorate a game piece and pin it to the Summer Reading Game Board.

Game pieces will be moved from one area of the Board to the next with each book read.  Read three books and receive a temporary tattoo.  Read five books and complete one activity from the library’s “Choose Your Challenge” activity list (or make up your own!)

Then, stop by the library, pick up a science kit, and get entered into the Summer Reading Grand Prize Raffle of your choosing.

Students entering grade 6 may choose to participate in either “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” or the teen summer reading program, “Get in the Game – Read!”

Looking For A Dance School? Enjoy A Free Day At Top Hat

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Jun 252016
 

13501668_1032814870129980_7663142000757363823_nThis seems to be the time of year when parents begin looking for fun, educational activities for their children, such as martial arts, sports clinics or dance schools.

This Saturday you have an opportunity to discover what many Orange residents already know, and that is how much fun and exercise your child can experience at a small, award winning dance school just beyond the Orange town line.

The Top Hat Dance Academy, 375 Morgan Lane, Units 407-408, West Haven, is offering a FREE Day of Dance.

It’s their way of giving back to the community, bringing a smile to children’s faces and sharing their love of dance with the youngsters.

No experience is necessary, it’s all about dancing and having fun.

The event is Saturday, June 25: ages 3-5, 11 a.m. -noon; ages 6-9, noon – 1 p.m. and ages 10 and up, 1 – 2 p.m.

Wear sneakers and comfortable clothes.

Call 203-932-4149 or send a message on their Facebook page to reserve your spot.

 

Amity Graduation: The Thrill of Victory, The Sadness of Saying Good-Bye

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Jun 222016
 

Here are a few photos of our Amity Grads tossing their caps, posing with their families, friends and teammates and saying good-bye to the Black and Yellow forever.

Amity Grad Photos: Students With Diplomas (Last 39) Last Names Th to Zh

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Jun 202016
 

It seemed to take forever, but here are the final 39 photos of the Amity Graduates with their diplomas from the Wednesday, June 15 Commencement Ceremony in Woodbridge.

The last names of these students begin with Th to Zh. Congratulations Class of 2016!

Amity Graduation Photos: Students Last Names Begin With Sc to Te

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Jun 202016
 

One more group to go…

This is the second to the last photo spread of Amity High School grads with their diplomas from the Wednesday June 15 Commencement Ceremony in Woodbridge.

I know that one or two students are missing – that is due to a visibility issue in place this year (never a problem in past years).

The Students in this grouping have last names that begin in the area of Sc to Te. I hope you are included.

Amity Graduation Photos: Students Last Names Begin With Pi to SC

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Jun 202016
 

Almost done

Here is the fifth set of Amity Grad Photos from the June 15 Commencement Ceremony at the High School.

The students pictured here have last names beginning with Pi to Sc.

If you do NOT see yourself (or your son or daughter) in this spread, and he or she should be. it is due to the location in which the professional portrait photographer chose to plant himself which eliminated 99% of the spontaneous photos that I normally would capture and caused the kids to bunch up and/or make a hasty exit after posing with their diplomas.

Orange Rotary Presents Scholarship Awards

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Jun 202016
 

Christopher Hughes, Jenna Ortolova and Stephanie Satonick

Christopher Hughes, Jenna Ortolova and Stephanie Satonick

The Rotary Club of Orange awarded $2,000 scholarships to three recent Amity High School graduates during a luncheon at Race Brook Country Club on Friday, June 17.

The award winners are Christopher Hughes, Jenna Ortoleva and Stephanie Satonick, all Orange residents.

Hughes plans to attend SCSU and become a teacher. Ortoleva will be attending Connecticut College and majoring in one of the sciences. Satonick will attend Eastern Connecticut State University and plans to major in elementary education.

Rotary is an international service organization whose purpose is to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The Rotary Club of Orange brings that sense of service and ideals to our town by funding these scholarships and other civic and charitable causes.

Congratulations to these fine students and best of luck in your future endeavors.

Amity Graduation Photos: Grads With Diplomas Last Names Mo to Ph

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Jun 202016
 

Here is the fourth set of graduation photos. Last names beginning with Mo to Ph. Check to see if YOU are in this group.

Amity Graduation Photos: Diplomas Names Gu – Mo

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Jun 192016
 

Here is another photo spread from the Amity Graduation. This one shows the graduates whose names begin with “Gu” to “Mo”

See if your photo is included.

PHOTOS: Amity Grads Diplomas (Upper Cs to Gu)

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Jun 172016
 

Here are more photos from the Amity Commencement Ceremony.

Because of where the professional portrait photographer decided to set up, I missed some of the kids, as they dashed off quickly as soon as he was finally done. 

You also will not find as many fun and spontaneous photos as in past years. 

I wasn’t the only one complaining, a few parents behind me also were upset that they couldn’t get a decent shot.