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Tour An Orange Treasure On Trails Day This Saturday

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May 302019
 

The Orange Conservation Commission will be participating in Connecticut Trails Day on Saturday, June 1 at 10 a.m.  (rain date: Sunday, June 2) by hosting a guided walk at the Ewen Preserve at 10 am (GPS Address: 648 St John’s Drive, Orange, CT).

This educational walk will be lead by Travis Ewen. We will walk along the new walkway and see the new Audubon Fish Restoration project and learn the history of this treasured Farmland.

There will be similar trail events being held throughout Connecticut on June 1. So shake off the winter chills and get outside to participate and mark your calendar to enjoy this activity set up by the OCC.

The Memorial Day Parade Revisited (1)

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May 302019
 

As many faithful readers know, we posted dozens of photos from the Memorial Day Ceremony on our Facebook page.

Here are a few photos from the parade. See if you can find yourself or a loved one in the background.

Jamie Hulley Foundation Brings Songwriting Program To Race Brook School

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May 292019
 

Students learning about the structural possibilities of a song.

Sixth graders in Bernadette Bober’s room at Race Brook School are participating in a songwriting workshop.

This program was made possible by a grant awarded to RBS from the  Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation.

Students were asked to brainstorm freely as a whole and then broken into smaller groups to allow for the development of themes, lyrics, and melodies.

The groups were offered guidance as needed but encouraged to work as a team to flesh out their ideas. This gets them out of their comfort zone and fosters cooperation and team building.

This program is called “Write it Out”  started by Guilford-based singer/songwriter Laura Clapp. She is a Berklee College of Music graduate, mother of two and performer who loves working with children through song.

More information can be found at www.writeitoutworkshops.com.  

Town Budget Results. Did You Vote ?

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May 292019
 

224 Orange residents decided on the proposed Town Budget last week.

The results are as follows:

YES  189  (182 were present plus 7 absentee ballots)

NO     35    (32 were present plus 3 absentee ballots)

Peck Place School Celebrates 50th Anniversary This Week

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May 292019
 

Peck Place School

The Peck Place School PTO is hosting the Peck Place 50th Anniversary Party, at 500 Peck Lane, this Friday, May 31 from 5-8 p.m. 

 

Peck Place School is celebrating its 50th Anniversary! As a tribute to this monumental moment, PTO welcomes all current and former Peck Place School students, former staff and the community to the party. 

Admission is free and here is a sneak peek at the evening:

o Food Trucks

o DJ

o Slime Station

o Face Painter

o Balloon maker

o Bounce Houses

o Photo Booth

o Raffles

o School Tours

o And, more

Don’t miss this wonderful once-in-a-lifetime event.

Check out the anniversary Facebook page.

The Relay For Life Is Under the Full Blue Moon Today

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May 182019
 

This was taken two days ago.

The Full Flower Blue Moon will be at its peak today, Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 5:11 p.m., Of course, it will be glorious later at night once it gets darker — perfect for the Luminaria Ceremony at 9 p.m.

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, this moon is referred to as “blue” not because of its color or appearance, but because it marks the third time in a season that there’s been a full moon.

“If a season has four full moons, then the third full moon in the season may be called a Blue Moon,” the Almanac reads.

Seasonal blue moons occur on average once every two or three years, and the next one won’t be until October 31, 2020, so appreciate this one while you are walking the track tonight.

According to the Almanac, the “full flower” name for the full moon during the month of May, simply because it’s typically the month when flowers bloom.

Autism Fundraiser Get Your Tickets Or Donate Now

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May 152019
 

Make your reservations now for the fifth annual Bethany Leapley Autism Spectrum Disorder Scholarship Fund Wine and Beer Tasting that will take place at St. Barbara’s Church Ballroom, 480 Racebrook Road, on Saturday, May 18.

The fundraiser will begin at 7 p.m. and includes music and dancing, food, fine wine, and craft beer.

Tickets are $125 – Single / $800 – Table of Eight / $1000 – Table of Ten and a special price of $93.75 for a Single Ticket for Teachers & Special Ed Professionals.

Get yours today. CLICK HERE or go to www.bethanyleapleyasdfund.org for tickets or send a check payable to The Bethany Leapley ASD Scholarship Fund mailed to Bethany Luna, 17 Cannonball Rd, North Haven, CT 06473.

If you are unable to attend, but would still like to donate, CLICK HERE, or go to www.bethanyleapleyasdfund.org/donate/ or send a check to the above address.

For more information, send an e-mail to  ASDSCHOLARSHIP@GMAIL.COM

 

Fabulous Historic Home With Lots Of Surprises For Sale

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May 152019
 

Are you ready for this? On the outside, it looks like any other house, but step inside and walk the grounds and be amazed by this beautiful home at 630 Orange Center Road. 

This New Listing, offered for $349,000 is a “can’t miss” treasure. (MLS #:170185559)

 Built in 1800, this 2,159 sq ft 7-room Colonial in the Orange historic district is just off the town green.
Located on 1.41 acres of park-like grounds, it has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
The kitchen and baths have been remodeled over the years. It has a new furnace and new hot water heater, Central air, separate laundry room, 3 nonworking fireplaces, and a walk-up full floored attic
There is a game room over the 2 car garage.

Contact Denise Mirto at denisemirto@gmail.com, or call (203) 701-4848 to make an appointment for a private showing of this amazing home.

Get Ready For The Race Brook School Food Truck Festival

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May 152019
 

Don’t cook dinner on Friday, May 24. Instead, come to the 6th annual Race Brook School Food Truck Festival!

The event is open to the public and organizers expect crowds of hungry diners! Bring your family and friends to the Orange Fairgrounds on May 24 between 4 and 8 p.m. Where you’ll find plenty of great food trucks serving up a wide variety of delicious delicacies.

Be sure to like the Facebook page for up-to-date information and come kick off Memorial Day weekend at the Race Brook School Food Truck Festival!

Please note that some seating will be available, but you’re encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to set up your own picnic space on the field.

This Week’s Amity Varsity Sports Schedule

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May 142019
 

Monday, May 13 (Rainy)

Unified Sports SCC Volleyball Tournament HOME at Amity 3 p.m.

Girls Golf vs Lauralton Hall HOME at Race Brook CC Orange 3:30 p.m.

Boys Volleyball vs Xavier AWAY at Xavier HS 5 p.m.

Baseball and Softball games postponed to Tuesday, May 14

Boys Golf postponed to Thursday, May 23

Tuesday, May 14

Boys and Girls Outdoor Track SCC  East Sectional Meet AWAY at Hillhouse 2 p.m.

Girls Golf vs Lauralton Hall AWAY at Oronoque CC 2:30 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse vs Sacred Heart Academy HOME at Amity 3:45 p.m.

Baseball vs Daniel Hand AWAY at Hand 4 p.m.

Boys Tennis vs Guilford HOME at Amity 4:15 p.m.

Softball vs West Haven AWAY at West Haven High 7 p.m. POSTPONED TO THURSDAY

Wednesday, May 15

Boys Golf vs Hamden AWAY at Laurel View CC 2:45 p.m.

Girls Golf vs Daniel Hand HOME at Race Brook CC Orange 3:30 p.m.

Girls Tennis vs Jonathan Law HOME at Amity 3:45 p.m.

Boys Volleyball vs Shelton HOME at Amity 5:30 p.m.

Baseball vs Cheshire HOME at Old Tavern Park Orange 7 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse vs Branford AWAY at Branford HS 7 p.m.

Softball vs North Haven HOME at Old Tavern Park Orange 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 16

Girls Outdoor Track SCC Novice Championship AWAY West Haven HS 3 p.m.

Boys Tennis vs Daniel Hand AWAY at Daniel Hand HS 3:45 p.m.

Girls Tennis vs Cheshire AWAY at Cheshire 3:45 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse vs Shelton AWAY at Shelton HS 7 p.m.

Softball vs West Haven AWAY at West Haven High 7 p.m. (RESCHEDULED FROM TUESDAY)

Friday, May 17

Boys Outdoor Track SCC Novice Meet AWAY Shelton HS 3 p.m.

Softball vs Sacred Heart Academy AWAY at Sacred Heart 4 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse vs Southington HOME at Amity 4:30 p.m.

Boys Volleyball vs St. Joseph HOME at Amity 5:30 p.m.

Baseball vs Notre Dame – West Haven AWAY at Quigley Stadium 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 18

Softball vs East Haven AWAY at East Haven HS 11:30 a.m.

Boys Lacrosse vs Brookfield HOME at Amity 1 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse vs Masuk HOME at Amity 4 p.m.