Mar 122015

DSC00085On Tuesday, March 10, the Orange Lions Club hosted Breakfast For Dinner at Chip’s Restaurant, with three different seatings: 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

For just $10 per person, guests enjoyed 2 pancakes, 2 eggs, bacon or sausage and coffee/tea.

All proceeds benefit projects to improve the local community.

Thank you everyone who came out to support the Lions charities.

Feb 202015


Each year, the Amity Creative Theater (ACT) kids go to Disneyworld where they tour the behind-the-scenes departments that regular visitors most likely will never see.

The students perform in front of an audience and gain a wealth of knowledge about professional theater.

The kids and their adult leaders prepare for months to put on their always entertaining, often award-winning spring musical productions, This trip is the icing on the cake, their “reward” for a job well done, but they must raise their own money for the trip in order to attend.

On Sunday, Feb. 22, the Orange Ale House will host a benefit for the ACT — Dan Hassenmayer, the award winning lighting guru for the Amity productions — works with his father Jim, running the business.

The benefit will take place at the Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, beginning at 4 p.m. Admission is $25 at the door.

Jan 232015

unnamedIt’s been done in the snow, in sub-freezing temperatures, mild drizzle and above average temperatures.

 No matter what the weather, the youth of the Orange Congregational Church have participated in the “Freeze Out,” an important fundraising event to benefit Youth United/Habitat for Humanity for the past several years.

You will notice a shanty town of cardboard boxes out in front of the church this weekend. Each year the structure takes on a more elaborate style as those who construct it learn from the previous year’s design.

The 2015 Freeze Out begins at 6 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 23 with a pizza dinner for the participants and ends around 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24. Snow is expected to fall right after midnight, so, bundle up kids!

After dinner the youths and adult chaperones will rotate every hour to experience living outside on a cold January night. Those who are inside the church hall will participate in activities and listen to guest speakers — often an Orange Police Officer and/or a Screen Shot 2015-01-19 at 11.02.43 PMrepresentative from Habitat for Humanity.

The purpose of this event is to raise money for Habitat for Humanity in Bridgeport. The Orange Congregational group hopes to raise at least $2,000 from this event to put toward its $10,000 State Farm Matching Grant.

Each teen who participates is required to get friends and family members to sponsor them to stay out in the cold and raise a minimum of $35 each.

Residents are welcome and encouraged to drive by anytime during the Freeze Out, see the shanty town and make a donation if you’d like.

The sponsor sheets will be available by contacting Beth Rafferty at 203-430-2145 or [email protected]

Sep 162014

Screen Shot 2014-09-16 at 11.01.27 PMAmity Middle School Principal Kathi Fuller-Cutler released this fund-raising information today:

The first fundraising event of the year has begun. With the PTSO, we are selling KidStuff Coupon Savings Books. Homeroom teachers have passed out a Ziploc bag containing KidStuff books and directions, for each student to bring home. We are asking students to sell at least two books. The books sell for $25.00 and we make a 50% profit on each book.

If a student is enrolled in the band, strings or choir, the first book sold will go to the PTSO and the second book’s profit will go to the music department to be allocated towards the individual student’s cost of his or her spring trip.

This is one of the largest fundraisers of the year and we need your support.

The fundraiser will run from Sept. 15 to Sept. 26.

Aug 162014

baseballAmity Baseball (the 2013 and 2014 State Championship winners) will be hosting a fundraiser on Saturday August 16 from 5 -9 p.m. at the Orange Ale House.  

Tickets are $25  per person purchased in advance, and $30 purchased at the door and includes 2 drinks per person (draft beer, house wine, or well drinks) and happy hour food (salad, pasta, pizza, & popcorn chicken).

There also will be a raffle.  If anyone has something they would like to donate as a raffle prize, contact Janice Farace ([email protected])

For advance purchase or donation, please make check payable to Amity Baseball and send to, Kathy Sabitsky, 40 Lambert Drive, Milford, CT  06460

Please mark check “donation” or “will attend.”

Originally Published on July 8, 2014 at 22:10

Jul 172014

Screen shot 2014-06-13 at 7.57.35 PMAmity junior, Hannah Babbitz, is captaining a team again this year to participate in SWIM Across the Sound.

This event is sponsored by St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation (in Bridgeport) to raise money for life saving cancer services for patients who would otherwise not be able to pay.

Hannah’s team consists of 6 teens (including her brother Zac Babbitz a freshman at Amity). With the help of the Amity community, last year they raised $10,000. This year they would like to meet or exceed that goal.10455555_813653848653649_718257248_n

For information contact team captain, Hannah Babbitz at [email protected].

To donate, go to: https://give.stvincents.org/sonocoswimmingteam2014 

Thank you again this year for your anticipated support.


May 232014

facebook_-1408513729Race Brook School comes up with some of the most innovative fundraising ideas and the monster Food Truck Festival, scheduled for Friday, May 23 from 4-9 p.m. is one of them. 

This event promises to be a family favorite even if it rains. The covered pavilion will be available for dining as well as the cafeteria in the High Plains Community Center. So come on out!

Ditch your fancy dining plans, gather up your friends and family and head on over to the Orange Fairgrounds.  Admission is free and 10% of all sales from each of the 15 participating vendors goes directly to Race Brook School.

Meet “CT Principal of the Year” Mike Gray, and enjoy this giant picnic experience with the ones you love. 

 • The Buzz Truck • Caseus • Cowabunga • Fire Dog • Food Extrovert • FourFlours Cookies • Fryborg • Lunch Box 23 • Maddy’s Food Truck • Meriano’s Cannoli Truck • New Haven Pizza Truck • Spuds Your Way • Sugar Bakery • Tampas • Vanchetta

Originally published on May 7 at 9:47 a.m. 

Updated May 14 at 5:47 p.m. 

Apr 272014

Screen shot 2014-04-06 at 6.21.22 PMThe Amity Link Crew will host a fundraiser at Chip’s Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road, on Tuesday, April 29.

Admission is $10 and includes 2 buttermilk pancakes, 2 bacon or sausage, 2 eggs, coffee or tea.

Seatings are at 5, 6, and 7 p.m.

Link Crew is a group of trained volunteer students who take incoming freshmen under their wings as they transition into high school.

Originally Published on: Apr 6, 2014 @ 18:23

Apr 232014

The Juniorettes, front to back: Emily, Caelin, Josie, Erika, Keira, Alli, Alexa and Lilli Back Row -Cheri and Karen

The Juniorettes, front to back: Emily, Caelin, Josie, Erika, Keira, Alli, Alexa and Lilli
Back Row -Cheri and Karen

The Orange Community Juniorettes held their first fundraiser last weekend, April 18-19 at Material Girls, 463 Boston Post Road.

The Juniorettes sold handmade Easter eggs, baskets, fresh cut flowers, and plants.
“We wish to thank Material Girls, The Home Depot, and Trader Joe’s for all of their support,” said Juniorette Advisor Holly Gregory. “And of course, a big thank you to all who came out to support us.”
All proceeds go directly to service projects within Orange.

Apr 182014

JuniorettesThe girls of the Orange Community Juniorettes will have a two-day Easter Flower Sale and Material Girls Fundraiser, Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19 from 12 to 5 p.m.

The fundraisers will take place at Material Girls Boutique, 463 Boston Post Road (left side of the same building as Kaoud Rugs).

Stop by and do some shopping for Easter, Mother’s Day, Spring or just because.

When you mention Juniorettes at checkout, 10% of the sale will be donated to the group to help fund future community service projects.

The flowers are great ready made gifts for Easter or Passover. Come on out and support the girls.

Originally Published on: Apr 5, 2014 @ 0:08

2nd printing on  Apr 14, 2014 @ 22:08