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Orange Teen Wins The 2016 Rotary Turkey Trot 5K

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Nov 272016
 

screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-11-06-09-pmThis year, 356 athletes participated in the Orange Rotary Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day.

Tim Cannata, 19, of Orange was the overall winner, at 16:24, followed by his brother, Michael, also 19, at 16:54.

The first female finisher was Alexandra MacEy, 25, of Woodbridge, at 19:46.

Two Orange residents won first place in their age groups: Grace Mahan, 11 and Shayna Goldblatt, 16.

Click HERE to see a list of the winners by category.

Click HERE for complete race results.

What are You Doing On Thanksgiving? — Will the Weather Cooperate?

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Nov 232016
 

happy-thanksgiving-turkey-animation-8675A weak storm system moves into the area on Thanksgiving. We can expect cloudy, but mainly dry, weather in the morning for the Road Race and Football Game although there may be a little precipitation.

There is a better chance of rain showers in the afternoon and evening as temperatures rise to upper 30s to mid 40s.

Chips Charity Breakfast

This year’s Thanksgiving Day Breakfast at Chip’s Restaurant from 6 – 11 a.m. will benefit Relay For Life.

Full Breakfast 2 pancakes, 2 eggs, bacon or sausage coffee or tea for just $12 per person (cash only). 100% of proceeds go to BOW Relay for Life.

This is a wonderful annual tradition to start off your Thanksgiving morning to help others.

Turkey Trot 5k

The Rotary Club of Orange will host its 4th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5k Road Race/2 mile walk on November 24, 2016.

The race is certified and will start at the High Plains Community Center and run through Orange with a finish back at the Community Center.

The race steps off at 8 a.m. This is a fun family friendly event.

High School Football

The Amity Spartans take on the North Haven Indians at Vanacore Field in North Haven for the annual Thanksgiving Day Game at 10 a.m.

Black Friday Showers

According to WTNH-8 Meteorologist Fred Campagna, “Friday looks showery, but not a total washout. Showers may linger early Saturday, but most of the weekend will be dry and seasonable. Steady rain is in the forecast for the middle of next week.”

This will make it unpleasant for the annual tree lighting ceremony in Milford and some other towns on Friday night.

Support The Girls At the Annual Flag Football Game Tonight

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Nov 212016
 

flag-football-clip-art-2The Amity Flag Football team will take on North Haven in its annual pre-Thanksgiving Day game at the William Johnson Football Field at 6 p.m.

Dress warmly and cheer our girls on to a win.

Warm Up and Register For The Annual Turkey Trot

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Nov 202016
 

screen-shot-2016-10-17-at-11-45-37-amThe Rotary Club of Orange will host its 4th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5k Road Race/2 mile walk on November 24, 2016. The race is certified and will start at the High Plains Community Center and run through Orange with a finish back at the Community Center. The race steps off at 8 a.m. This is a fun family friendly event.

The funds raised from this event will go towards supporting Orange Rotary’s initiatives both locally and abroad. Locally, the Orange Rotary provides dictionaries to every third grader in Orange, register area children in the Amber Alert ID Program and make donations for the town food pantry and energy assistance program.

The last four years the Rotary has participated in “Operation Warm” and donated thousands of coats to area schools and shelters to help keep underprivileged kids warm. Additionally, the club awards $6,000 in college scholarships annually to high school seniors from Orange.

To register for this fun 5k or 2 mile walk go to http://hitekracing.com, or http://www.rotarycluboforange.org/turkey-trot/ or on race day at the High Plains Community Center.

Girls’ Volleyball: One Final Look At The 2016 Lady Spartans

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Nov 202016
 

dsc_0801The Amity Lady Spartans Volleyball team had a phenomenal season 22-2.

This year, the teams’ accomplishments included SCC Championship, Player of the year, Coach of the year, and LL semi-finalists.

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, Amity took on Stamford in the CIAC State Semifinal at Trumbull High School taking their second loss of the year 3-0.

Stamford went on to win the state title against Ridgefield 3-1.

Amity will lose three amazing players to graduation — Kathleen Walsh, Jessica Ferraiolo, and Taylor DeRienzo,

Luckily, we will still have Abby, Dani, Jaiden, Brooke, Amelia, and a lot of other talent coming back in 2017. Who, under the guidance of Coach Davis and the rest of the coaching staff, Amity should be in great shape again.

(Photos by Myla Chadwick)

CT Crushers Baseball Team Collection Saturday, Nov. 19 At The Transfer Station

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Nov 182016
 

District ChampionsCome on down this Saturday and support the 13 year old boys CT Crushers Baseball Team for their trip to Cooperstown!

The young athletes will be collecting “soft items” such as clothing, shoes, blankets, sheets, handbags and more from 8 a.m. to noon at the Town Transfer Station, South Orange Center Road (behind Home Depot).

Please bring your donations in white or green plastic garbage bags.

The boys also will have collection cans and accept monetary donations from anyone who chooses to donate in that way.

All donated items will be brought to Savers.

The Cooperstown Dream Park trip/tournament will take place in August 2017, so stay tuned for other upcoming fundraising events to help the team with the expenses.

Don’t Miss The Harlem Wizards VS The Orange Crush on Nov. 17

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Nov 172016
 

wizardsThe Harlem Wizards trick-shot basketball team will be taking on The Orange Crush – a team comprised of teachers, staff, and administrators (including our Superintendent and principals) from the Town of Orange Schools at Amity High School, Thursday, Nov. 17 from 7 – 9 p.m.

This a joint effort fundraiser put forth by Orange’s four school’s PTO/As: Mary L Tracy, Race Brook, Peck Place, and Turkey Hill. Tickets are $15 each (on Nov. 9 there were only 50 left).

This event will directly benefit the PTO/As and will allow us to continue programs such as field trips, cultural arts event, Art Goes to School, technology enhancements, and more!

If you would like to attend, call Jeanine at 203-795-3011 or 203-650-8211  for tickets.

Remember, only 50 are available.

 

Girls Volleyball: We Love Our Lady Spartans, Thank You For An Exciting Season

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Nov 162016
 

dsc_1200The Lady Spartans Volleyball team played against Stamford in the CIAC State Semifinal tonight at Trumbull High School.

As most of you know, Seth Davis’s team only lost ONE match all season, proving time and time again that with the right coach and a team full of talented players you can really go places.

Amity is amazing and gave fans and themselves a season to remember.

But all good things must come to an end, and the semi final was the end of the road for our girls.

Athletic Director Ernie Goodwin said it well with his Tweet after tonight’s games. “So proud of our volleyball team for an outstanding season! SCC Champs, Player of the year, Coach of the year, and LL semi-finalists!”

Notes: Kathleen Walsh had 14 kills, Abby Harbinson had 9 kills, Jessica Ferraiolo had 6 kills, Jaiden Williams had 30 assists, and Dani Nordyk added 11 digs.

Congratulations to Stamford on their 3-0 win —25-16, 25-20, 25-22 — you defeated one hell of an awesome team. Good luck in the championship game this weekend.

Kathleen, Abby, Dani, Jess, Jaiden, Brooke, Taylor, Amelia, and all the players and Coach Davis, we are all so proud of you, and thank you for sharing your talent with us this year.

 

Girls Volleyball: CIAC State Semifinal Amity vs Stamford on Wednesday

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Nov 162016
 

dsc_1087The Lady Spartans Volleyball Team (22-1) has advanced to the State Semifinal and as their amazing year comes to an end, there is no time like the present to show your love for these amazing athletes.

On Wednesday, our girls will play Stamford (18-2) at Trumbull High School, 72 Strobel Road, Trumbull, at 6 p.m.

The Lady Spartans have really had to work for their victories in the past two matches, and when it seemed like all hope was gone, they rallied and came through with victories.

We wish the Lady Spartans great success on Wednesday. You are So Close to the state title. Just stay focused, listen to Coach Davis and make every move count.

No matter what the outcome, we are now and always will be proud of you and what you’ve accomplished so far this year.

(Photos from quarterfinal by Myla Chadwick)

Girls’ Volleyball: The Fight Of The Season — CIAC State Quarterfinal vs Southington

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Nov 122016
 

The Lady Spartans hosted the Blue Knights from Southington in Woodbridge at 6 p.m. on Saturday evening for the CIAC state quarterfinal game.
You may think that with only one regular season loss, the Spartans would easily advance to the Semifinal game scheduled for next Wednesday, but, like one of the dads always tells me, “You should never assume.”
Southington proved to be an extremely tough team with the talent and determination to keep Amity on their toes all night long.
The bleachers and balcony were filled with supportive fans who held their collective breaths during the third game after Amity lost the first two to Southington.
The Lady Spartans HAD to win the third game, or they were out of the tournament. It wasn’t easy, but they did pull it off, defeating the Blue Knights 25-21.
Next, they just HAD to win the fourth game, because if Southington took it, Amity would be out. Once again our girls came out on top, defeating big blue 25-23.
Now with a 2-2 tie, it was anyone’s match as they headed into the 5th game. The magic number here is 15 points instead of 25, and both teams fought hard for the win, but this time, it was Amity’s turn and the Lady Spartans defeated the Blue Knights 15-8 and they advance to the Semifinals.