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Girls Basketball: Tara Laugeni Makes History, Leads Team to Victory on Senior Night

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Feb 142019
 

The Lady Spartans Basketball team hosted the Career Panthers on Monday, Feb. 11, at Amity High School.

This was a special evening for two of the players, Tara Laugeni, and Haley Esparo, the only seniors on the team. Fans kept their attention on #34 – Laugeni, counting each time she made a basket waiting for that one point when she would hit that magical number 1,000 and join the other four female players in Amity history to accomplish this landmark.

Laugeni made two 2-point shots in the first quarter and, with the second shot came her big moment. Her teammates, parents, family members, coach, and friends charged onto the court and put the game on hold for about three minutes while everyone took photos and congratulated her.

In total, Laugeni scored 20 points in this game, followed by Jill Martin, with 19.

Esparo made 5 points, and Skylar Burzynski, Cat Thomas and Meaghan Smith each added 4.

The Lady Spartans declawed the Panthers in this game, the closest that Career came in the point spread was 3 points behind at the end of the first quarter at 17-14.

The halftime score was 34-16, Amity.

Third quarter, in which many of Amity’s younger players took the court, ended at 50-18.

Everyone got to play in the fourth quarter and the Lady Spartans won this senior night game 60-24.

 

I must commend the Panthers for demonstrating good sportsmanship throughout this game. Their #3 was always there to extend a hand and help someone up off the floor no matter what team she was from. That was refreshing.

NEXT UP: The girls defeated Guilford 39-34 at Amity on Thursday and now it’s on to the SCC Girls Basketball Quarterfinals on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Sheehan HS, #2 Hamden vs. #7 Amity Regional, 2:30 p.m.

Photos by Scott Burzynski

OVFD Auxiliary Introduces Two Fun New Fundraisers — Register Today!

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Feb 132019
 

Meat-O is a NEW fundraiser hosted by the Orange Volunteer Fire Department Auxilary and will be held on Saturday, March 9 at the Orange Center Road firehouse at 6 p.m.  It is similar to bingo, but played with a hand of 3 playing cards, for prizes of gift certificates, baskets, meats and more! 

Hands are bought before each round for a price range of $1-10 depending on the value of the prize; multiple hands may be bought by each person. 

Advance seating price is $5 per person, $8 at the door.  Coffee and dessert will be provided, you can bring snacks. (No alcohol please)

You can email OVFDAuxilary@hotmail.com or call or text Vickie 203-915-4822

For more information about this fundraiser, and other upcoming events please visit https://www.facebook.com/OVFDAuxiliary/

Proceeds of fundraisers directly benefit the Orange Volunteer Fire Department

Egg My Yard is another NEW fundraiser hosted by the Orange Volunteer Fire Department which will take place on Saturday, April 13. You have the choice between candy and toys inside prefilled eggs. 

The first 2 dozen eggs are $18, and every additional dozen after is $7. 

The Easter bunny will hide eggs in your front yard for your kids to find the next morning.  The form is available on the auxiliary Facebook page- link below.

You can email OVFDAuxiliary@hotmail.com or call or text Jillian  203-907-9054

For more information about this fundraiser, and other upcoming events please visit https://www.facebook.com/OVFDAuxiliary/

Proceeds of fundraisers directly benefit the Orange Volunteer Fire Department

Board Of Selectmen’s Meeting Includes Special Hearing On Veteran’s Tax Break

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Feb 132019
 


The Orange Board of Selectmen will meet at Town Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

The regular meeting includes a public hearing to consider amending a section of a town code to provide additional property tax exemptions for veterans.

AGENDA

Call to order Fire Exits

Pledge of Allegiance

Introductions

Motion to close the regular meeting and convene Public Hearing

PUBLIC HEARING

Amendment Section of Code of the Town of Orange – Chapter 350. TAXATION – Article VIII Additional Property Tax Exemption for Veterans, Section 350-29-33

Motion to close Public Hearing

VOTE

To consider and act on amending the section of Code of the Town of Orange Chapter 350. TAXATION – Article VIII Additional Property Tax Exemption for Veterans, Section 350-29-33

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

(2 minutes per speaker)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Motion to close the regular meeting and convene Public Hearing

1 MINUTE

To consider and act on the unapproved minutes from the 1/9/19 Regular Meeting of the Board of Selectmen (enclosure)

To consider and act on the unapproved minutes from the 1/28/19 Special Meeting of the Board of Selectmen (enclosure)

NEW BUSINESS

1. To consider and act on the request to hang a banner to promote the Strawberry Festival (enclosure) – Marie Gesler, Strawberry Festival CoChairperson

2. To consider and act on the use of open space at Wright Farm – First Selectman Zeoli

3. To consider and act on the request for a tax abatement from Tirollo Bus Company (enclosure) – First Selectman Zeoli

4. To consider and act on the request from Elio and Susanne Meneo to sell a Military Site Affordable House located on 342 Sybil Street (enclosure) – FirstSelectman Zeoli

5. To consider and act on the request to approve the Renewal of the License Agreement for the rental of farm fields at Wright’s Farm Property owned by the Town of Orange (enclosure) – James Zeoli, First Selectman

6. To consider and act on the request to approve the Renewal of the License Agreement for the rental of a farm field at the Racebrook Tract Property (enclosure) – James Zeoli, First Selectman

7. To consider and act on the request to approve the Renewal of the License Agreement for the rental of a farm field near Meeting House Lane at Fred Wolfe Park (enclosure) – James Zeoli, First Selectman

8. To consider and act on the request to authorize a LOCIP application for a project to replace boiler #2 at HPCC (enclosure) – First Selectman Zeoli

9. To consider and act on the dates for the Annual Town Meeting arid Budget Referendum (enclosure) – First Selectman Zeoli

10. To consider and act on the request to approve the tax refunds totaling $4,794.65 (enclosure)

COMMITTEES

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Pension Board – Selectman Goldblatt

Capital Planning – Selectman Okenquist Bond Construction Oversight – Selectman Goldblatt Personnel – Selectman Okenquist, Zeoli, Davis

Adjourn Regular Meeting

FYI

Approved Minutes of December 12, 2018 Board of Selectmen Meeting Appointments and Reappointments Town of Orange Annual Financial Report – June 30, 2018, Sponsorship Flyer for the 2019 Independence Day Concert & Fireworks

To consider and act on the unapproved minutes from the 1/9/1 9 Regular Meeting of the Board of Selectmen (enclosure)

To consider and act on the unapproved minutes from the 1/28/19 Special Meeting of the Board of Selectmen (enclosure)

 

School Delay

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Feb 122019
 

Orange students will have the opportunity to sleep in late on Wednesday (Feb. 13) due to the messy weather conditions.

A 2-hour school delay has been called for the safety of the students (and school bus drivers).

NO School – Tuesday, February 12

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Feb 112019
 

Due to the impending snow and Ice storm forecasted for Tuesday (Feb. 12) Orange School will be closed for the safety of our students.

Everyone take it easy on the roads and be safe.

Orange Brownie Troop Hosts Collection Drive

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Feb 112019
 

For the second consecutive year, Brownie Troop 60274 is hosting a Gift of Warmth Blanket and Towel Drive during the month of February.

The girls are learning about taking care of animals and all of the new towels and blankets that they collect will go to local animal shelters.

There is a labeled collection box in the lobby at the High Plains Community Center for the entire month, so you may drop the items off at your convenience.

The girls and leaders from Troop 60274 thank their families and the community in advance for their continued support.

This Weekend Fright Haven Presents “Valentine’s Day Massacre” Encore

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Feb 112019
 

This Friday night, February 15, by popular demand, Fright Haven is the destination for a romantic evening with all your worst nightmares. Cupid is tearing out his wings and taking deadly aim with his arrow. He’s had enough of matchmaking and is ready to wreak havoc on all the thankless hearts of the world. For one night only, there won’t be chocolates and candy hearts; there will be fun and scares. Treat your (in)significant other to “a date night to die for” at Fright Haven’s VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE.

Connecticut’s largest, scariest and greatest indoor haunted house is back again to bring you ALL NEW attractions with ALL NEW scares, as it did this past Holiday season with its highly acclaimed “A Frightmare Before Christmas.” Take a peek into the ultimate date night gone wrong, and learn where lovesick souls go when the heartbreak drives them mad. The Tunnel of Love runs red with blood; a romantic candlelit dinner goes up in flames, and the teddy bears won’t be so cute and cuddly. Bloodthirsty lovers scorned and relentless admirers wait around every twist and turn in this horrifying take on the sweetest of holidays. This special three-night-only event will change the way you think about Valentine’s Day forever…that is if you escape the rampaging Cupid and make it out with hearts intact.

Fright Haven’s VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE is an exclusive, one-of-a-kind event running from 7-10 p.m. this Friday night only with tickets available in advance at www.FrightHaven.com.

Whether guests have visited Fright Haven before or not, this is surely an event not to be missed. Fright Haven is located in the Stratford Square Shopping Plaza, 411 Barnum Avenue Cutoff in Stratford next to L.A. Fitness and Ninety Nine Restaurant (across from Home Depot). Open to all ages but recommended for 13 and over.

Couples, families, groups and even date-less brave individuals all welcome. Group discounts are available. For more information, call 203-799-FEAR, or visit www.FrightHaven.com

This Week’s Varsity Sports Schedule — Feb. 11 – 17

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Feb 112019
 

Following is this week’s Varsity Sports Schedule.

Monday, Feb. 11

Unified Bowling @ Woodlawn, West Haven Away at West Haven Bowling at 3:00 p.m.

Girls Basketball vs Career Magnet Home at Amity at 7:00 p.m. — Senior Night at 6:45 p.m.

Be there to witness history! Tara Laugeni is due to make her 1,000th point!

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Unified Sports Basketball Unified Basketball at Jonathan Law HS Away at 3:00 p.m.

Boys Swimming and Diving vs Fairfield Prep Away Fairfield University at 7:00 p.m.

Boys Basketball vs Hamden Away – HHS Gym at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Boys Ice Hockey vs North Branford Home – Bennett Rink – West Haven at 8:00 p.m.

Girls Ice Hockey vs Hamden Home – Hamden Ice Rink at 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 14

Boys and  Girls Alpine Skiing RACEAway at Mt. Southington at 4:00 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 15

Boys Swimming and Diving vs Glastonbury Away at Glastonbury HS Pool 5:00 p.m.

Boys Basketball vs Career Magnet Home at Amity High School
7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 16

Cheerleading SCSU Winter Showdown Away at SCSU – Moore Field House Gymnasium at 10:00 a.m.

Boys and Girls Indoor Track CT State Open Away at Floyd Little at 12:00 p.m.

Girls Ice Hockey vs NWC-Mercy Home – Hamden Ice Rink at 3:00 p.m.

Boys Ice Hockey vs Cheshire Away at Wesleyan University Ice Rink at 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 17

Dance Team UDA – New England Dance Championship Away – Westfield State University, in MA – TBA

Open House: Gorgeous 5 Bedroom Stunner In Private Neighborhood

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Feb 102019
 

Make your way to 650 Saint Johns Drive, and treat yourself to a tour of this absolutely stunning home today, Feb. 10 from 12 to 2 p.m.
Exquisitely designed and built in 2016 by Peter Olsen, this impressive home offers a grand lifestyle with its sophisticated design, exceptional open floor plan and comfortable living spaces.
The two-story great room is beautiful with a wall of windows which offers a marvelous view of the 1.66-acre property abutting Orange Land Trust grounds.
The kitchen is striking with its top of the line amenities including freezer, warming drawer, beverage refrigerator, 2 dishwashers, and beautiful finishes.
You will love entertaining family and friends in this ideal home for many years to come. The elegant main level guest bedroom suite is an added bonus.
The palatial master suite features a sitting room with a gas fireplace, amazing his and her walk-in closets, a huge dressing room, and a luxurious master bath.
Stunning architectural details and superb craftsmanship are evident throughout this 4,651 sq.ft. home.
This is truly an extraordinary place to call home.
For Sale for $1,325,000. 

Open House: Beautiful Move In Ready Ranch With Hardwood Floors, finished Basement And A Workshop

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Feb 102019
 

Imagine entertaining for the holidays in your own gorgeous house.

In the market for a beautiful family home that you can move into right away? Check out this open house at 536 Dogwood Road in Orange with 1,468 sqft of living space, three bedrooms, two bathrooms. Take a tour today, Feb. 10, from 11:30-1:00 p.m.

This ranch style brick home is not only beautiful but unique! Enjoy first level living with the option to go downstairs to your complete finished basement with a wood burning fireplace and bar, perfect for cozy gatherings.
Equally inviting is the living room complete with gleaming hardwood floors and yet another fireplace for relaxing on winter nights. Central air for comfort in the summertime.
The master bedroom, master bath and sitting room/office complete with a second private trex deck for ultimate relaxation all were remodeled in 2014.
That’s not all, a large fenced in trex deck surrounds the above ground pool and manicured level yard, perfect for entertaining during those warm summer months.
The 2 car garage has been converted into a HEATED garage/workshop with cabinetry and a separate entrance.
Located in Amity’s award-winning school district, minutes from Yale, Rt 15 and I-95. This home checks all the boxes for year-round enjoyment. Recently Reduced Price. Offered for $325,000.