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At The Block A Dinner, “It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again”

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Jun 112018
 

As Yogi Berra once said, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” At least that’s what it felt like for me. I don’t know if anyone else realized it, but it immediately struck me when the Athlete of the Year winners were announced at the Block A dinner at Race Brook Country Club in Orange.

Two years ago, at the annual Sports Dinner, Chris Winkel and Katie Koshes were crowned Amity’s Athletes of the Year.

Go forward to Sunday, June 10, Patrick Winkel and Nicole Koshes were named the 2018 Athletes of the Year.

So, there we go again. Two amazing Orange athletes with highly recognizable last names earning the top honor. This is quite a tribute to their parents, as this particular award is not only for the athlete’s playing ability but for the way they conduct themselves on and off the field.

Congratulations Pat and Nicole, you both deserve this honor. Thank you for all you did for Amity over the years, all the best in College and in all your future endeavors.

UPDATE: What Happened At The World Record Attempt Today?

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Jun 102018
 

Amity High School Junior Jake Bronson announced that he is organizing a world record attempt for the most participants in a baseball throwing relay.
This event is taking place on Sunday, June 10, at the Amity High School Track. Check-in will start at 9 a.m. and will continue until 11 a.m. or until he reaches the 251 person minimum.
He and his fellow organizers also are collecting monetary donations for Pitch in for Baseball, a charity that donates baseball equipment to children who cannot afford this equipment to play baseball.
If you would like to help Jake and be a part of this event and possibly make it into the Guinness Book of World Records Mark your calendar and make your way down to the Amity Track, even if it’s just to witness the action — better if you participate, though.
UPDATE: Unfortunately, not enough people showed up to make the record. Jake will try again, perhaps in the Fall.
He worked so hard and filled out all of the paperwork, prepared the track and even had games and entertainment set up for participants. It just became evident that the required amount of people were not going to show up so he reluctantly closed up shop.

Police Blotter: Resident Charged With Harassment

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Jun 092018
 

On June 4, at 12:01 p.m., Patricia Angerame, 62, of Orange, surrendered herself at police headquarters after learning of a warrant for her arrest.

According to the report, the warrant stemmed from a complaint reported in May 2018 that the complainant received harassing messages from Angerame.

Officers had previously warned Angerame to stop contacting the complainant, but she ignored those orders and contacted that person online, which led to the issuance of an arrest warrant.

Angerame was charged with second-degree harassment and released on a promise to appear in court on June 18.

Orange Police Arrest New Haven Man With Boogie Fever

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Jun 082018
 

Officers responded to a disturbance complaint at the Puerto Vallarta restaurant, 377 Boston Post Road, on June 3 at 11:15 p.m.

According to the report, officers learned that Joel Diaz, 41, of New Haven had tried to move some chairs in order to create an impromptu ‘dance floor area’ within the restaurant. When staff told him to stop moving the chairs around, Diaz reportedly became belligerent and challenged the employees to fight.

Diaz was subsequently taken into custody and charged with second-degree breach of peace. He was released on a promise to appear in court on June 18.

It’s Time To Register Your Children For School (New K-6 Students)

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Jun 082018
 

A Message from Dr. Vince Scarpetti, Orange Superintendent of Schools:

The Orange Public Schools will have rolling registration for new K-6 students.

To begin the registration process, please visit the registration page for your child’s school at www.oess.org  and fill out the online registration forms. Please prepare the documents listed and a representative will contact you to set up an appointment.

Between July 16th and August 2nd, registration appointments will be held at Mary L. Tracy School, 650 School House Lane, Monday through Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  

From August 9th on, registration appointments will be held at your child’s respective school.  

PLEASE NOTE:  Parents are requested to bring child’s original birth certificate, proof of residency, physical and immunization records at the time of the meeting.

 

 

Amity Creative Theater 10 Year Anniversary Concert On June 9 — Just 3 Tickets Left!

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Jun 082018
 

Oh My God You Guys (“Legally Blonde”) Amity Theater Alum Connor Deane and Kim Simon are gathering up the old gang and organizing a 10 Year Anniversary Concert to celebrate the Theater Department’s super successful run since Rob and Andrea Kennedy arrived.
There are only 3 tickets left for the One-Night-Only show on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the John J. Brady Center for the Performing Arts at Amity High School, 25 Newton Road, Woodbridge.
Celebrate the last ten years of Amity shows at this Anniversary Concert! So many of your favorite drama students from 2008 through 2018, including Deane, Simon, Alli Kramer, Ken Adair, Carson Adair and so many more will present musical numbers from all of their great shows; Grease, Rent, Les Miserables, Chicago, Legally Blonde, Sweeney Todd, Tarzan, In the Heights, Into the Woods and Fiddler on the Roof.
Everyone who knows about it is excited for this one night only, once in a lifetime reunion event that you cannot miss!
Tickets are ONLY $15 each. All proceeds to go to Amity Creative Theater and scholarships for our students.  
Remember, there are only three (3) tickets left (as of 6:42 p.m. on Friday) The ONLY way you can see the show is to click this link – GET TICKETS – HURRY!

Orange Police/Special Olympics Torch Run Comes Through Town Today

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Jun 082018
 

file photo from the 2015 Torch Run in Orange

Members of the Orange Police Department will be running in the Special Olympics Torch Run today, Friday, June 8, beginning at 4 p.m. (Perhaps as early as 3:45 p.m.)

The Milford PD will pass off the torch at the Orange Town Line on the Boston Post Road at the Raymour and Flanagan outlet store.

Orange Runs up to the West Haven Town Line just past the Guitar Center.

Joining the Orange PD will be Denise Stein from the Orange Senior Services Department. Come out and cheer them on!

Coming Up At The Case Memorial Library

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Jun 072018
 

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

Oscar Film: Mudbound
Monday, June 11, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, June 13, 1 p.m.

2 hr. 14 min. R. Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after the war.

Computer Basics
Tuesday, June 12, 10:30 a.m.
Are you a new computer user with little experience using a keyboard and mouse? If so, come to this class and learn how to left-click, right-click, and use basic command keys as you prepare to enter the online world! Registration is required.

Summer Reading Kickoff: Jester Jim
Saturday, June 16, 10:30 a.m.
Ready for a performance unlike any other?  Jester Jim will show off his amazing juggling, balancing, and beatboxing skills at this sidesplitting family comedy show for kids of all ages.  Voted “Best Family Show” by Entertainer America, this performance is not to be missed!

Shakespeare on the Sound: A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 30 Minutes
Saturday, June 16, 1 p.m.
Shakespeare on the Sound tells the story of Shakespeare’s most delightful and well-known comedy in this 30-minute interactive production. Presented by the Friends of the Library. Registration is required.

ScienceTellers: The Mystery of the Golden Piano
Thursday, June 21, 6 p.m.
Grab your spurs and journey with us to the Wild West, where a legendary bank-robbing outlaw is back in town, about to strike again!  We’ll explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, combustion, inertia, and more through this action-packed western with “notes” of science.  For children entering grades K-5.

Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register.

Phone: 203-891-2170
http://www.casememoriallibrary.org

Mark Your Calendars For the 10th Annual Strawberry Festival This Saturday

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Jun 072018
 

This Orange Congregational Church will host its 10th Annual Strawberry Festival at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, on Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. You can share in a day of food, fun, and family.

YES, this is the same festival that used to take place on the town green in front of the church, but because of its popularity, it was moved to this larger venue a few years ago.

If you get there early you can look forward to pancakes with homemade strawberry compote and whipped cream or just with strawberries! If you are not an early riser, that is okay, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, cheese dogs, chili dog, sausage and peppers, french fries, pulled pork, grilled cheese, veggie burgers and more will be available for sale.

For dessert, you can decide between strawberry shortcake, a slice of strawberry pie or strawberry rhubarb pie, and chocolate covered strawberries! Ask for “to-go” containers!

NOTE: Our suggestion, bring a bit of extra money and bring home a Strawberry Rhubarb Pie to share with everyone you know. They’re amazing!

There will be live music, kids games, rides, face painting, a hayride, pie eating contest, Red Car show, and more than 60 different vendors selling all types of goodies.

Admission and parking for this event are FREE.

How’s This For A Summer Camp Experience?

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Jun 072018
 

If you’re looking for a summer camp experience for your child this year, have you considered the “Zoo Patrol”?

The Beardsley Zoo offers the Zoo Patrol, a week full of Zoo Keeper talks, behind the scenes tours, hands-on learning, games, crafts and so much more.

Zoo Patrol is open to children ages 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It takes place in the Research Station and throughout the zoo grounds

This is a wonderful opportunity for children to learn about all kinds of animals, and the zoo’s conservation efforts. Every day includes snack time with an air-conditioned break. Special Friday activities include a carousel ride and a trip to the gift shop.

Cost is $165 per week for members, $180 for non-members.

Click HERE for session dates and to register. Hurry, though, spaces are filling up quickly. Don’t miss out, register NOW.