Apr 182015

A file photo of the 2013 Amity Spartans.

A file photo of the 2013 Amity Spartans.

A fundraiser to benefit the Amity High School Football Program will take place at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, on Saturday, April 18 beginning at 6 p.m.

Ticket cost is $25 and includes a buffet style meal and drink ticket.

Raffle prizes will be awarded to lucky participants.

All proceeds go to the Spartans Football program.

In 2015, the Amity Football Team will be under the leadership of new head coach, 29-year-old Amity Grad Ted Czepiga of Bethany.

Originally Published on: Apr 12, 2015 @ 20:23

Apr 172015

file photo from a past Amity Graduation

file photo from a past Amity Graduation

The Region 5 Board of Education set the 2015 graduation date at its meeting Monday night.

Graduation for the Class of 2015 will be held on Friday, June 19 at 4 p.m.

More information about graduation logistics will be forthcoming here on Orange Live.


Apr 172015

The Case Memorial Library.

The Case Memorial Library.

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, offers the upcoming events.

Oscar Film: The Judge
Monday, April 20 at 7 PM
Wednesday, April 22 at 1 PM (with subtitles)

Big-city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family. R. 141 minutes.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Tuesday, April 21–Wednesday, April 22
For children of all ages. Drop off your favorite stuffed animal any time from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, and on Wednesday, April 22, pick up your animal! Join us for a special all-ages storytime at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 21. Sign up now at the Children’s Desk or call (203) 891-2170.

Teen Craft: Light-Up Cuff Bracelets
Tuesday, April 21, 2-3 PM
Sew a light-up cuff bracelet using LED lights, a coin-sized battery, battery pack, felt, and conductive thread. All supplies will be provided. No sewing experience necessary. For grades 6-12. Registration required. Space is limited.

Celebrate Earth Day with a Hike!
Wednesday, April 22, 2-4 PM
Ages: 6-11. Location: Racebrook Tract. Parking is limited. Carpooling is highly encouraged! Join us as we explore local woods and learn about native flora and fauna. Space is limited. Please pre-register in the Children’s Department or call (203) 891-2170.

The Bookcase Book Discussion Group
Thursday, April 23 at 7 PM
The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent: Martha Carrier was one of the first women to be tried as a witch in Salem. Like her mother, young Sarah Carrier openly challenges the world in which they live. Discussion led by Toby Zabinski. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk.

Friends Spring Book Sale
Saturday, April 25, 10 AM-3 PM
Over 50,000 new and gently used items for sale including fiction and nonfiction books for all ages, coffee table books, cookbooks, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, vinyl records, and more!

Dating after 40: 7 Tips to Find Love
Thursday, April 30 at 7 PM
Feeling lonely? Dating coach Ronnie Ann Ryan will teach you everything you need to know to find the right partner for you! Co-sponsored by the Case Memorial Library and Orange Community Services as part of Boomers & Beyond: A Lifelong Learning Center.


Apr 162015

Screen Shot 2015-04-16 at 10.02.33 PMDoris M. Smith, 95 of Oxford entered peaceful rest on April 14, 2015 at her home; she was the beloved wife of Wesley E. Smith and was the widow of Edward Anderson.

Mrs. Smith was born May 8, 1919 in Derby, daughter of the late John and Dorothy (Moseley) McAuliffe.

Doris was a retired Legal Secretary having worked for several local Attorneys. She was a communicant of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Seymour. Mrs. Smith was very active with the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars, Auxiliary, and had served as Past President of the VFW Auxiliary at the State level.

Doris leaves her loving family in addition to her husband, her sister Jean Mester (Ted) of Orange, her grandchildren, Erin Kallogjeri, Stacey Anderson, Bethany Curtiss, and Marley Sessa, and her great grandchildren, Julia, Sophie, Adrian, David, and Ava; a step-son, Wesley Smith of Carey, NC, step-daughters, Marjorie Hotchkiss and Arlene Fanning, her daughter-in-law, Lorene Anderson all of Oxford. Her son, Craig E. Anderson predeceased her.

Calling Hours are Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 W. Church St., Seymour.

A mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. in the Church of the Good Shepherd, 135 Mountain Rd., Seymour.

Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ansonia.

Memorial Gifts may be sent the Oxford Ambulance Assn., 484 Oxford Rd, Oxford, CT 06478.

For directions or to share a memory online, please go to www.hullfh.com

Apr 162015

IMG_0732-200x300Orange Community Services will present its first Food And Fuel Bank Benefit Concert “Spring Into Action,” at the High Plains Community Center, tonight, Friday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.

The concert will feature Orange resident Gary Harger with Art Bellucci on piano. Special guests include Barbie Harger and the Orange Chorale.

Musical selections from Broadway, the American Songbook and songs about Spring – the season of renewal will be featured.

After the concert a reception will take place in the cafeteria.

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Orange Community Assistance Programs, which includes the Food and Fuel Bank.

Come support these vital programs.

Tickets are $20 and are available at the Community Services Department or by calling 203-891-4788.

Originally Published on: Feb 10, 2015 @ 13:54

Second publishing on: March 6, 2015 @ 19:00

Last Published on: Apr 1, 2015 @ 19:20

Apr 162015

ages 6-12 "the middle years"

ages 6-12 “the middle years”

Two Youth Services Parenting Presentations will take place at High Plains Community Center Cafeteria-Orange in the coming weeks.

The Orange Drug and Alcohol Action Committee will present a program entitled“ Drug, Alcohol, and Substance Use Among Our Youth- All Ages” on Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the High Plains Community Center cafeteria, Orange.

The presentation will inform parents of the purpose and mission of the ODAAC presenting facts and figures in regard the importance of the cause and mission to reduce underage drinking and drug and substance among our youth.

There also will be a presentation on Monday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the High Plains Community Center cafeteria on Your Child’s Developmental Changes by Dr Pei Juan Lei of Orange Pediatrics as the guest speaker.

Dr Lei will lead a discussion regarding the social, emotional, and cognitive changes that face school-age or “middle years” children (ages 6-12), how it impacts their growth, and how parents can play a vital role in their development.

Both sessions will have a question and answer session and a private box of cards for parents to write down their personal questions as well.

There is no cost to the program and refreshments and snacks will be available.

Apr 162015

Nuvita is turned Inside Out this week during renovations.

Nuvita is turned Inside Out this week during renovations.

The one thing that business owners yearn for is having customers flock to their store or restaurant. But this week Jason Moon, owner of Nuvita Frozen Yogurt and Cafe at 35 Old Tavern Road, was turning people away as one-after-one they would walk up and ask, “Are you open?”

On Wednesday afternoon, Jason was already on hour 46 of his work week and he still anticipated at least another 30 more hours before he would have a moment to relax.

So, what’s going on?

Since opening his highly successful Froyo shop in 2011, Jason saw the need to expand his menu and to give the Cafe a new look.

“This winter with all the snow, we had some water leaks and the floor and some equipment was ruined, so it was time to fix it,” he said.

Jason recruited his father and his “crew” — mainly family members with renovation experience to embark on the marathon task of giving Nuvita, a “NU” look.

Jason began tearing the shop apart on Sunday and by Wednesday a new wall was up in the back making a “kitchen” area where he would be making baked goods to go with the already popular coffee and tea that he sells in the shop.

His father was laying an intricate pattern of tiles on the floor and was working to get the entire entry leading up to the counter completed by that afternoon.

Jason had been granted all the permits he needed for the renovations and was determined to open the new improved Nuvita by the weekend.

“We’re introducing more toppings for the yogurt and adding new kitchen equipment to replace the old things,” he said. “It should be done by this weekend.”

Once it’s done, customers will see a beautiful, inviting Nuvita, still 10 yogurt stations and so much more.



Apr 162015


Wednesday was a perfect day for a SCC Softball game, the warmer temperature, sun shining on her back, Amity’s Katie Koshes pitched a perfect game, striking out 19 of the 21 North Haven batters who went up to the plate.

Koshes was on fire, she went 2 for 3 at bat as well. Dani Nordyk and Jenna DiLorenzo had RBIs and Teresa Marchitto had a hit for the Lady Spartans.

Aside from the first inning in which Amity scored both of its runs, the game was otherwise scoreless: meaning North Haven pitcher Haley Arnaoutis also did a good job on the mound.

This was Amity’s third consecutive win this season.

The Lady Spartans (3-0) travel to Milford to take on the Foran Lions (1-1) Friday at 3:45 p.m.

Apr 152015

FullSizeRender_1A bobcat was seen around the 300 West River Street area of Orange today, keep your eyes open.

Take care of your pets, keep your distance, and if you can get a photo, send it to Orange Live at [email protected].

Residents in the Turkey Hill area saw the bobcat stalk and kill a squirrel in their back yard about a week before Easter. They sent these photos to Orange Live.

Although you may be inclined to call the Orange Police Department at 203-891-2130, during the day, you should call the Milford-Orange Animal Control directly at 203-783-3279.

A bobcat this size can easily carry away a cat or small dog.

A bobcat this size can easily carry away a cat or small dog.