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Open House: Spacious 4 Bedroom Colonial In The Great River Estates Community

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Feb 182018
 

Entertainment delight! Settle right into this spacious and lovingly maintained center hall colonial in the sought after Great River Golf Estates community! Come see it on Sunday, Feb. 18 from 1-3 p.m.
This 4 bedroom, 2 full and 2 half baths, original-owner home is open & bright with 3,176 sq. ft. of living space on the first two levels and another 900 sq. ft. of finished lower level space, just perfect for entertaining.
The main floor offers 9-foot ceilings, beautifully cared-for hardwood floors throughout, a large custom kitchen with double ovens and stainless steel fridge, center island, double-door pantry, large eat-in space with sliders to a huge patio with fire pit for a lovely outdoor entertaining space.
Kitchen opens to a large family room with wood-burning fireplace, ceiling fan and quaint plantation shutters. Office/formal living room with French doors, powder room & stunning 2-story foyer complete main level.
The second level boasts hardwood in the hallways, master suite with walk-in closet, large master bath with soaking tub, separate shower, double-sink vanity & separate commode room with linen closet. Two large bedrooms, a full bath and a junior suite with walk-in closet and half bath complete second level.
Inviting finished lower level w/ high ceilings for a rec room, man cave, craft area…use your imagination! Storage galore throughout, attic with pull-down stairs and several large closets/storage shelves in the basement.
Wonderful community near I-95, Rt. 15, the Milford train station, restaurants & 18-hole golf course. A MUST SEE!
MLS# 170048127  Offered for $589,000 by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. Alicia Hale REALTOR®

Dedication Ceremony Planned For The Elaine Arena Blood Pressure Clinics At The OVNA

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Feb 172018
 

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.

Boys Swimming and Diving: Glastonbury Defeats Amity 98-86

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Feb 162018
 

Kevin Yanagisawa finishes the 100 Butterfly in 53.02

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

Colin Roy finished the 100 Freestyle in 47.85

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.

Feb 162018
 

The Amity Regional School District has named Craig Bruno as Head Football Coach.

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.

Breaking: Amity Hires New Head Football Coach

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Feb 162018
 

Amity Regional School District welcomes Craig Bruno as its new Head Football Coach.

Bruno replaces Ted Czepiga who was hired in 2015. After only 3 seasons, Czepiga gave notice a couple of months ago, and the search was on.

More to come…

Get Your Tickets For A Spring Tasting

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Feb 162018
 

The Orange Lions Club will host its annual wine tasting event — “A Spring Tasting” — on Friday, March 16, at Saint Barbara’s Church Hall, 480 Racebrook Road, Orange.

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.

Tickets are $35 per person and are available from any Orange Lion or by calling 203-795-0134 OR 203-795-3906.

Girls Basketball: Amity Defeats Lyman Hall In First Round SCC Game

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Feb 162018
 

The fifth-ranked Amity Lady Spartans hosted the Lyman Hall Trojans for the first round in the SCC Tournament.

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.

Amity Coach Michelle Shoop made sure everyone, including all the underclassmen, had some court time, especially when her girls had a solid 39-25 lead in the third quarter.

 

POINTS PER QUARTER

AMITY –          11 12  16  7 – 46

LYMAN HALL –  8   9    8  2 – 27

 

SCOREBOARD

AMITY –           11  23  39  46

LYMAN HALL –   8  17  25  27

Amity
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

Lyman Hall
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)

Boys Swimming and Diving: Road To CIAC Championship

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Feb 152018
 

One or more games have been added to the Amity Varsity Boys Swimming and Diving schedule, and/or had changes made to the date, time, site or facility:
New Game Details
  03/08/18, 5:30 p.m. @ CIAC Class L Diving Trials/Finals (Away at Middletown HS)
  03/10/18, 11:30 a.m. @ CIAC Class L Qualifying (Away at East Hartford HS)
  03/14/18, 6:00 p.m. @ CIAC Class L Finals (Away at Wesleyan Univ.)
  03/15/18, 5:30 p.m. @ CIAC Open Diving (Away at Middletown)
  03/17/18, 2:30 p.m. @ CIAC Open Swimming (Away at Yale Univ.)

Boys Basketball: Big Night For Spartans And Coach Jeff Nielsen

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Feb 152018
 

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.

Scoreboard

Amity 22   41   58   73   

Foran 18   24   37   45 

 

Scoring
Foran   18    6  13    8 – 45
Amity  22  19  17  15  – 73

 

Amity
Tyler Thomas 12 1-1 30 (five 3-pointers, five assists,five revounds), Jack Nolan 3 2-4 9 (one 3-pointer), James Van Hise 3 0-1 6 (eight rebounds, three assists), Chris Bierezowiec 3 0-1 6, Cole Wissink 2 0-0 5 (one 3-pointer),  Joe Benedetti 2 0-0 4,  Nick Huribal 2 0-0 4, Sebastian Formica 1 0-0 3 (one 3-pointer), Brian Curtin 1 0-0 2, Quinn Burke 1 0-0 2, Tanner Thomas 1 0-0 2  Totals 31 3-7 73
Foran
Matt Cruz 6 5-7 19 (two 3-pointers), Todd Gentley 5 1-4 11, John Shannon 2 2-2 7 (one 3-pointer), Tyler Heenan 1 0-0 3 (one 3-pointer), Victor Rios 1 1-1 3, Michael Simmonell 1 0-0 2  Totals 16 9-14 45
3 Point Field Goals: Foran 4, Amity 8

Boys Hockey: Amity Wins, Qualifies For Tournament Play

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Feb 152018
 

On Wednesday, Feb. 14, the Amity Spartans Hockey Team was on the road at the Northford Ice Pavilion for a game against the North Branford Thunderbirds.

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.

Third Period

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)