The Orange Visiting Nurse Association would like to invite the community to honor a longtime friend, Elaine Arena, with the dedication of our Community Monthly Blood Pressure Clinic in Elaine’s memory.
First Selectman James Zeoli will be in attendance making a proclamation on behalf of Elaine Arena. The ceremony will take place on March 22, 2018, 12 p.m. at the Orange Visiting Nurse Association, 605A Orange Center Road.
Juliette Elaine Winfield Downes Arena of Orange passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. She was 91 years old.
For twenty-two years Elaine was Finance Manager of the Town of Orange Visiting Nurse Association. After retirement, she was a dedicated volunteer for many years, most particularly as an IRS-AARP income tax preparer for the city of West Haven Senior Center. She had also volunteered with Orange VNA at their monthly blood pressure clinics for many years.
The blood pressure clinics are offered on the fourth Thursday of every month from 1 to 2 p.m. at the OVNA. This clinic offers residents an opportunity to have their blood pressure monitored or to receive information and counseling on health-related matters. The sessions are held by a Registered Nurse (RN) and/or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The screenings are free and no appointment is necessary.
Amity Spartans Boys Swimming and Diving team hosted Glastonbury in Orange Friday night.
Everyone put in his best effort, but in the end, Glastonbury handed Amity it’s second loss of the season (the first was Fairfield Prep). Glastonbury took the long ride back home with a 98-86 victory.
Amity’s Winning Events
200 Medley Relay: A- 1:38.90 Shiva Gowda, Arsenio Bustos, Kevin Yanagisawa, Colin Roy
50 freestyle: A- 22.40 Colin Roy
100 Butterfly: A- 53.02 Kevin Yanagisawa
100 Freestyle: A- 47.85 Colin Roy
200 Freestyle Relay: A- 1:30.75 Tyler Roy, Arsenio Bustos, Kevin Yanagisawa, Colin Roy
100 Breaststroke: A- 1:00.40 Arsenio Bustos
400 Freestyle Relay: A- 3:37.40 Nic Robinson, Blake Wetter, Uranik Klobucishta, Shiva Gowda
Glastonbury’s Winning Events
200 Freestyle: G- 1:48.20 Chris Walker
200 Ind. Med: G- 1:56.49 McAllistair Milne
Diving: G- 276.50 Ethan Godfrey
500 Freestyle: G- 5:50.52 McAllistair Milne
100 Backstroke: G- 58.06 Evan Fuller
Record: Amity 10-2
Next Up: Amity takes on Xavier on Monday in Orange at 7:20 p.m. Then, in March the CIAC Class L battles begin.
Coach Bruno comes to Amity with extensive experience in coaching football. Coach Bruno began his head coaching tenure at Bunnell High School in Stratford where he built the program and won CIAC CLASS L state championships in 2006 and 2007.
He was the CT High School Coaches Association Coach of The Year in 2006.
Coach Bruno also the head coach at Naugatuck High School from 2013-2016 and most recently was an Assistant Coach at Staples High School. His overall coaching record is 124-49-1.
Coach Bruno is currently a teacher at Bridgeport Central High School and has taught in the Bridgeport Public Schools for 25 years.
Coach Bruno is widely known for his passion for believing in his players and his determination to improve each day through personal effort.
Amity is proud to welcome Coach Bruno to the Athletic Faculty.
The event is scheduled from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. and will feature “a touch of the Irish” with appetizers, dessert and coffee, raffles and a silent auction. The silent auction will include a child’s TESLA car designed by Radio Flyer and suitable for children aged 3 — 8 with a weight limit of 80 pounds!
All proceeds will benefit Orange Lions Charities which funds local community grants and scholarships as well as support for guide dogs and blindness prevention programs.
Tara Laugeni was the game’s high scoring player with 23 points, followed by Amanda Granados, with 11.
Lyman Hall’s Hailey Bruneau led the Trojans in scoring with 11 points.
POINTS PER QUARTER
AMITY – 11 12 16 7 – 46
LYMAN HALL – 8 9 8 2 – 27
AMITY – 11 23 39 46
LYMAN HALL – 8 17 25 27
Tara Laugeni 1- 3-3 23; Amanda Granados 3 3-4 11 (two 3-pointers); Hayley Esparo 2 1-2 5; Jill Martin 1 0-3 3 (one 3-pointer); Jenna Van Hise 1 0-2 2; Mya Manzione 0 1-2 1; Meadow Blakeslee 0 1-2 1. Totals: 17 9-18 46
Hailey Bruneau 3 4-4 11 (one 3-pointer); Kailey Lipka 3 0-0 8 (two 3-pointers); Theresa Lynch 1 1-2 3; Kelly Fernandez 1 1-2 3; Julia Capello 1 0-0 2. Totals: 9 6-10 27
3-Pointers: Lyman Hall 3, Amity 3
NEXT UP: Amity (12-9) advances to the SCC quarterfinals against fourth-seeded Hamden, at Sheehan High in Wallingford Saturday at 12:45 p.m.
(Photos by Scott Burzynski)
Valentine’s Day was a big night for the Amity Spartans Boys Basketball program, the Amity Army was there showing their love on Senior Night, Coach Jeff Nielsen had his 200th career win, and the team secured a spot in the SCC Tournament as the No. 6 seed.
The Spartans took on the Foran Lions in Woodbridge and actually were behind in the first three minutes. Then suddenly they just took over and dominated the game, leaving Foran behind 73-45. (A sweet senior night victory)
Amity’s Tyler Thomas was the game’s high scoring player with 30 points. Foran’s Matt Cruz made 19 points for the Lions.
Amity 22 41 58 73
Foran 18 24 37 45
After a scoreless first period, the Spartans dominated the second period.
At 6:23 Amity’s Jordan Conn made the first goal of the game, assisted by Ken Page and Jason Csejka.
Just 23 seconds, later Joey Schittina made another one for the Spartans.
Then, with only 2:17 remaining in the period, Amity’s Wes Perler got one in assisted by Colin Hughes and Michael Miller.
With the Spartans ahead 3-0, it was time for the Thunderbirds to fight back, 6:15 passed before anyone scored, and it was North Branford’s Nick Bennett, unassisted at 2:45.
Just 22 seconds later, Nick Vecchio brought North Branford’s score to 2 on an assist from Brendan Dupuis.
Finally, at 1:08 Jason Csejka made the final goal of the game, assisted by Amity teammate Jordan Conn.
This win earned Amity qualified for the SCC Tournament. GO SPARTANS!
(photos by Steve Conn)