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Severe Weather Alert Issued

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Dec 102017
 

The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather alert through tomorrow morning.
Snow has melted and is expected to refreeze tonight across the tri-state area. This will cause slippery conditions on untreated surfaces tonight into Monday morning.
Definitions:
A warning is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely.
A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location or timing is still uncertain.
An advisory is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely.

Chinese Delegation Visits Amity High School

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Dec 102017
 

The full delegation posed with principal of Amity Regional High School, Anna Mahon, in front of the school

Educators from the Guangdong Province of China visited Amity Regional High School on Monday, December 4, 2017 and spent 3 hours shadowing students and talking with administrators.

The Associate Dean and the Director of the School of Professional Development and Research on Primary and Secondary Education from Guangdong Province led the delegation.

Their goal was to observe teaching and learning in the comprehensive high school.

The 20 guests shadowed about 14 Amity students during their visit.

Before leaving, the Chinese delegation exchanged gifts with their hosts.

(Photos by Daniel Gregg)

A Message From Congregation Or Shalom (Snow Cancelation)

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Dec 092017
 

Due to the weather, tomorrow’s (Sunday, Dec. 10) Minyan is canceled.

However, the YAHAD Hebrew School at the JCC will take place.

News for Pet Owners and Pet Lovers in Orange

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Dec 082017
 

Husse has finally come to Orange. For 30 years, this Swedish company has been delivering its own high-quality pet foods and products directly to customers’ doors. Up until now, there was only one other franchise territory in the entire state. In an announcement from the company, brothers Mark and Mike Tagliatela, of Orange, will now be delivering Husse in its own branded vehicle.

All Husse pet foods are GMO-free and made to the highest standards of the European Union.  Adherence to these standards has resulted in there never being a single recall in the more than 50 countries in which Husse operates, including the U.S. Husse offers a wide-ranging line of pet foods that includes grain-free and sensitive digestive formulations, as well as foods for puppies, active adults, and seniors. As a result of Husse’s rigorous manufacturing standards, the foods are highly digestible.

Mark and Mike Tagliatela are pictured with Sales Manager Mark Foisey Jr

Husse representatives worldwide are trained extensively in nutrition, as are Mike and Mark Tagliatela of Summit Drive. The brothers, who are attorneys in town, decided to join Husse after running their own law practice for many years. Being a part of the four-legged friend community, Mark and Mike found a dire need for healthy pet food. Then they discovered Husse.

“Mark and Mike come to Husse with dedication to contributing to the healthy lives of pets. Their energy will make them a great team to grow the brand here in Connecticut, “ said Mark Foisey Jr, Sales Manager at Husse.

The brothers can be reached via email newhaven@hussenortheast.com or by phone (866) G0-HUSSE. They very excited about helping to keep pets in Orange and the New Haven County well-fed and healthier in the New Year.

Attention Baseball Fans: Orange Legion Tryouts Scheduled

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Dec 072017
 

Orange American Legion Post 127 Baseball

Orange Post 127 Junior Legion (17-under) and Senior Legion (19-under) Tryouts will take place at the Connecticut Sportsplex, 216 Foxon Boulevard, North Branford on Saturday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Players 14 – 19 are invited to try out. Any questions should be directed to Bob Mirto at 203-687-8299 or Nick Mirto at 203-464-9971.

In addition to the regular Legion season, the program includes an out-of-state tournament, a winter hitting league, and instruction.

One Night Only: Get Your Tickets For The Laramie Project Ten Years later

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Dec 072017
 

The Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation is sponsoring a performance of “The Laramie Project Ten Years Later,” in the John J. Brady Center at Amity High School on Friday, Dec. 8. at 8 p.m. 

In the fall of 2007, the revamped Amity Creative Theater presented its first play: The Laramie Project.

The Laramie Project tells the story of the brutal killing of a gay college student named Matthew Sheppard and how his hometown of Laramie Wyoming dealt with the aftermath of the crime.

The authors of the play revisited Wyoming ten years later to investigate if any real change had occurred in Laramie. What does change look like? Have we progressed as a nation? How do we stop hate?

Get your tickets for the ACT presentation of The Laramie Project Ten Years Later HERETickets are only $10. 

Free Suzuki Pillow Concert In Orange

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Dec 072017
 

On the heels of international artists Sirena Huang and Claudio Suzin Rodriguez, The Suzuki Music School’s ‘Pillow Concert’ series continue with a performance by it’s Orange campus’s ‘Suzuki All-Stars,’ on Sunday, Dec. 10, from 3 – 4 p.m.
The ‘All-Stars’ will be performing (violin, viola, cello, and flute) at the Library at St Barbara’s, 480 Racebrook Road, Orange.
‘Pillow Concerts’ are short concerts suitable for the whole family, and children are encouraged to bring a pillow and sit close to the performers.
Tickets are free but limited, so reserve yours today at  https://www.suzukischools.org, they go quickly!

Amity High School Welcomes Award Winning Cartoonist

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Dec 072017
 

Bob Englehart, the award-winning editorial cartoonist, will visit Amity Regional High School on December 13, 2017, to offer a workshop for Amity’s History, Journalism, and Art students.  Mr. Englehart was the first full-time editorial cartoonist in the 251-year history of The Hartford Courant and worked for that newspaper for 35 years.

Mr. Englehart maintains a website (Bobenglehart.com) where he displays a collection of his cartoons, a blog, and his memoir “Trackrat: Memoir of a Fan”.  He still draws 3 cartoons a week for the cartoon syndicate, Caglecartoons.com.

fMr. Englehart will discuss his creative process and share insights about writing gags, drawing cartoons and caricatures, and the perils of the daily newspaper.

The event will be hosted by Amity librarians, Robert Musco and Victoria Hulse, and made possible by the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation.  More information about the Foundation’s mission and work can be found at jamiehulleyartsfund.org.

For more information contact Robert Musco (robert.musco@reg5.k12.ct.us) or Victoria Hulse at (victoria.hulse@reg5.k12.ct.us).

BIG News For North Orange and Other Fans

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Dec 062017
 

This evening we were able to verify that BIG Y will definitely be moving into the former Wal Mart store on New Haven Avenue in Derby just a few yards away from the Orange Town Line.

One Orange resident, who lives in the Racebrook Road area reverently makes the trek to the BIG Y in Ansonia every week. She said she is overjoyed with the news.

More information coming soon.

Happy Holidays From Material Girls Boutique

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Dec 062017
 

Material Girls Boutique 463 Boston Post Road

Material Girls Boutique, 463 Boston Post Road, Orange is your one-stop shopping destination for the holidays.

The owner, Kristina Kaoud and her staff are always ready and willing to help you pick out the perfect gift for that special someone with personalized service and gift wrapping too!

The shop is open seven days a week with extended holiday hours: come in this week Tuesday, Friday 10-6; Wednesday 10-8:30 p.m. with Girl’s Night Out beginning at 5 p.m., Thursday 10-8:30,  Saturday 10-6, and Sunday 11-4. Check for updated hours and late nights as they change weekly.

Girl’s Night Out 

Sip, Shop, Save & Be Pampered
This Wed. December 6  5:00-8:30
Donate new, unwrapped, non-plush toy(s) & enjoy a night of savings, raffles & pampering by Glam Spa of Orange.
Invite your Friends to a Fun night out!

 

Check out their Facebook page or call for updates. Private parking. Thanks for shopping local. 

Orange Live will be on hand with the “decorative” lighted Gingerbread Lighthouse raffle. Tickets are $2 each with all proceeds going to the Orange Food Bank. (Drawing to be held on December 12).