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Field Hockey: Amity Bows To Cheshire in Woodbridge

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Oct 182017
 

The Amity field hockey team hosted rival school Cheshire for a home conference game on Monday.

The girls battled it out in the bone chilling fall air, and the Rams came out on top 4-0.

Amity is on the road today for a 3:45 p.m. game at Lauralton Hall, Milford (5-7).

Records: Amity 6-6, Cheshire 10-2 (OT)-1.

Girls’ Volleyball: Cheshire Still Undefeated Following Visit To Woodbridge

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Oct 182017
 

It’s no secret that Cheshire High School has an excellent athletics program and when Amity’s teams go up against Cheshire in any sport they know they’re in for a battle.
Amity has some very good teams, among them is girls’ volleyball under coach Seth Davis.
Well, Amity hosted Cheshire in Woodbridge on Monday and guess what happened? — The undefeated Rams shut out the Lady Spartans 3-0
Game Scores: 18-25, 15-25, 8-25
Notes:
Amity’s noteworthy players: Dani Nordyk (#9) 5 kills, Jaiden Williams (#14) 12 assists, and Brooke Matyasovsky (#35) 8 digs
Cheshire’s top players: Karly Pedbereznak 19 assists, 5 aces, 6 digs, Lindsey Abramson 9 kills, 3 blocks, 1 dig, and Elena Piran 5 kills, 5 digs, 4 aces, 1 block
Records Amity: 12-3 (12-2), Cheshire 16-0
The Lady Spartans host the Shelton Gaels in Woodbridge on Friday, Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m.

Calling All Cars — Get Ready For The Annual Orange Trunk Or Treat

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Oct 172017
 

Orange Community Services, The Orange Economic Development Corporation and Orange Park and Recreation will sponsor the annual Orange Trunk or Treat event [for Orange Residents Only] at the Orange Fairgrounds on Orange Center Road, Saturday, Oct. 28 (Rain Date Sunday, Oct. 29) from 1-4 p.m.

Join in on the fun by decorating your trunk and giving out goodies to costumed Orange children.

To reserve a car space, call 203-891-4790.

Car trunk set up runs from 12-1 p.m. (remember, for everyone’s safety NO VEHICLE Shall leave the fairgrounds until the very end of the event is announced.

Liverpool Production Entertainment will provide the music.

Added features include Halloween Story Reading, Costume Parade, Take a picture with a monster, Best decorated pumpkin contest (bring your pre-carved or decorated pumpkin to be judged), Best car and best costume prizes will be awarded.

Also, Food Trucks with pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs and so much more.

You will find a Farmers’ Market and Hot beverages and baked goods for sale.

 

 

 

Orange Community Women Present “Women & War”

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Oct 172017
 

Connecticut’s history is filled with remarkable women who have achieved extraordinary things.
Women have been involved in military conflicts from the beginning of time; some as warriors, some as spies and others who made the munitions or simply called for peace.

Connecticut women are among the finest and bravest who have stood for their cause – sometimes defying
gender norms, and often without the recognition they deserved.

Orange Community Women is proud to host “Women & War,” a presentation which will spotlight noted women warriors, including a teenager who helped save Danbury during the Revolutionary War, Harriet Beecher Stowe who sowed the seeds of conflict leading to the Civil War, and how Margaret Bourke-White’s photography brought civilians face to face with the war front for the first time. We will learn more about this year’s Hall of Fame inductees including

We will learn more about this year’s Hall of Fame inductees including our own Captain Kristen M. Griest, Amity graduate, and the first female infantry officer in the US Army and one of the first two women to graduate from Army Ranger School.

This free event, part of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame “Talks on the Road” series will be held on Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Case Memorial Library.

The mission of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame is to honor publicly the achievements of Connecticut Women, preserve their stories, educate the public, and inspire the continued achievements of women and girls. CWHF Inductees prove that women are just as tough as men and will inspire others to shatter gender barriers. For more information on CWHF visit www.cwhf.org

Orange Community Women is a chapter of Connecticut Junior Women, Inc. and seeks to unite the women of Orange and surrounding areas by participating in community service and providing enrichment, leadership and social interaction.

OCW meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00 at the High Plains Community Center and new members are always welcome. For information about joining OCW, please contact Donna Wesolowski at
donnaweso@optimum.net

Mark Your Calendars For Music In Motion 2017

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Oct 172017
 

The Amity Music Department presents “Grammy Night” Music In Motion 2017, Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m.  in the John J. Brady Center for the Performing Arts at Amity High School, 25 Newton Road, Woodbridge.

Click HERE to check out the trailer!!

Click HERE to get your tickets today!

Music In Motion 2017 is a fun, exciting, family friendly production that brings elements of the marching arts, dance and music to the stage. The theme this year is “Grammy Night.” Experience an eclectic blend of music like you have never experienced before!

 

This Week’s Amity Varsity Sports Schedule

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Oct 162017
 

This is a busy week for Amity’s varsity sports teams. Following is this week’s schedule with home games denoted in RED.

Monday, Oct. 16

V Boys Soccer v. Jonathan Law
Home – Amity High School – Field # 3
3:45 p.m.

V Field Hockey v. Cheshire
Home – Amity High School
4:00 p.m.

V Girls Soccer v. Mercy
Away – Mercy
4:00 p.m.

V Girls Volleyball v. Cheshire
Home – Paul D. Mengold Gymnasium at Amity Regional High School
5:15 p.m.

V Girls Swimming and Diving v. Daniel Hand
Home – Orange Community Center Pool
7:20 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 17

No Varsity Games

Wednesday, Oct. 18

V Boys Soccer v. Sheehan
Away – Sheehan HS Riccitelli Field
6:30 p.m.

V Field Hockey v. Lauralton Hall
Away – Lauralton Hall Field
3:45 p.m.

V Girls Soccer v. Jonathan Law
Home – Amity High School – Field # 3
3:45 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 19

V Boys Cross Country SCC Championship
Away – East Shore Park, New Haven
TBA

V Girls Cross Country SCC Championship
Away – East Shore Park, New Haven
TBA

Friday, Oct. 20

V Girls Soccer v. Cheshire
Home – Amity High School – Field # 3
3:45 p.m.

V Field Hockey v. North Haven
Home – Amity High School
4:00 p.m.

V Girls Swimming and Diving v. Glastonbury
Away – Glastonbury HS Pool
5:00 p.m.

V Girls Volleyball v. Shelton
Home – Paul D. Mengold Gymnasium at Amity Regional High School
5:15 p.m.

V Boys Soccer v. North Haven
Away – North Haven Athletic Complex
7:00 p.m.

 

Orange PD Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Oct 152017
 

If you see Patrol Vehicle #22 around town this month, and you think it looks different…you’re right.

The Orange Police Department marked this vehicle in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, and they’re hoping it reminds people to reach out to those fighting this disease already and to learn more about what they can do to help minimize their own risks.

Pictured is Community Resources Officer Carolyn Bailey with Car 22

Open House: Unique 3 Bedroom Home A Must See

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Oct 152017
 

A fantastic price point for getting into Orange! A Berner Lohne-built home listed for sale in a convenient Central Orange location.
Built in 1954 by one of the best-known & most prolific builders in the New Haven area, known for craftsmanship and quality construction, this 3 bedroom home, with 1.5 bathrooms and 1180 sq ft, is for sale by the Estate of the 2nd owner who owned this home for more than 50 years.
This 1,324 sqft home at 551 Ferry Road, Orange, is located minutes from award-winning Racebrook School & Amity Middle School (Orange) and minutes to US1, RT 34, RT 15 and I95. The house is attractively positioned on a lot of 0.8 acres at a diagonal w large open spaces on three sides of the property.
The first floor of the home features a large living room/dining area (w a fireplace & hardwood floors under carpeting) which exits at the rear of the home through french-doors to a screen porch. The kitchen is cozy and has an efficient layout.
The main floor steps up to 3 bedrooms (each with hardwood floors) and a full bath on the 2nd floor. There is a walk-up attic area for storage. The main living level also steps down to a family room on the lower living level w a walk-out entrance and direct garage access.
The lower level also has a laundry area w a half bath. The roof is only 4 years old and a new above ground oil tank was installed within the last 5 years. (This home does not have a basement and was built with a crawl space under the home.)
Bring your vision! Lots of possibilities! Showings to begin at Open House today (Oct. 15) from 1-3 p.m. 
On the Market for $239,500.
See Full Listing and photos HERE

Football: Masuk Still Undefeated Following Friday’s Game in Woodbridge

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Oct 142017
 

The undefeated Masuk Panthers had an excellent night on the Amity football field in Woodbridge Friday Night.

They scored the first and second goals of the game, and finally, Jordan Conn put Amity on the scoreboard with a field goal, making it 14-3 and giving fans hope.

But the elation was short-lived, Masuk’s Junior runningback Jack Roberge ran 75-yards and scored his second touchdown of the game.

Before the half, The Panther’s Ben Vickowski blocked Jordan Conn’s punt and Nick Lorusso**, who led Masuk in scoring made a touchdown pulling the Panthers to a very secure 27-3 lead at halftime.

In the final quarter, Masuk was 38 points ahead when Amity Senior Luke Smith made his move at the kickoff tearing 90 yards up the field, bringing the score to 41-10.

Still, Masuk kept up the momentum and ended the game at 48-10.

**Lorusso led the Panthers with three touchdowns.

Records: Amity 1-5, Masuk 5-0

NOTE: Not my best night of picture taking. Sorry!

Boys Soccer: Amity Defeats Branford In Woodbridge

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Oct 142017
 

The Amity Spartans Boys Soccer Team hasn’t had the most stellar season, so when they went up against Branford on Thursday, Oct. 12, they knew they were in for a battle.

Amity toughed it out for the first half and made a few shots, only to have Branford’s goalie make a save at the last second. The game was scoreless at the half.

Branford is, without a doubt a good team, very strong, skilled and competitive. One player was repeatedly cited by the referee and each time, he threw his hands up in the air and offered an excuse for his bad behavior: “I was pushed,” “I was tripped.” (— uh, no you weren’t!) I won’t mention his name or jersey number but, for a clue, look at the photos.

In the second half Amity continued to give Branford a run for its money — something the visitors didn’t expect — and the Spartans scored the only goal of the game with a little more than 20 minutes left on the clock.

It was a sweet victory for the Amity Spartans.

 

Records: Amity 5-7, Branford 8-3-1

The Spartans host Jonathan Law on Monday, Oct. 16 at 3:45 p.m.