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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

Apr 062014
 

Sad dogRockin’ Out For Animal Rescue (ROAR) is a group of no-nonsense animal rescuers and trainers, assisting families and homeless animals in the community.

ROAR donates time teaching Responsible Pet Ownership through educating the public of the importance of training, vaccines, et care and sterilization.

They also offer financial assistance to families who cannot afford to spay/neuter their pets. All of this is in order to decrease overpopulation of animals suffering and dying in shelters.

The Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, will host a fundraiser today (Sunday April 6) from 1-8 p.m.

Tickets are $20 at the door, and admission includes food, drink specials, raffles and 7 bands.

Portions of the proceeds also go to benefit the Milford Animal Shelter and Rescued In The Nic of Time.

Jan 312014
 

coaches vs cancerThe high school basketball teams from Amity and Shelton are teaming up to support the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs cancer initiative.

Today (Friday, Jan. 31) Amity will be hosting Coaches vs Cancer games beginning at 3 p.m. with all entrance proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

This is the first year that Amity is hosting a basketball event to take part in fundraising activities for this particular initiative.

Amity Athletic Director Paul Mengold said, “We are excited to be holding our first Coaches vs Cancer Basketball game. We may be battling on the court, but we’re on the same team when it comes to reminding our community and fans about taking an active role in reducing the risk of cancer and fighting back against this disease.”

In addition to the entrance proceeds; the Amity Boys and Girls Basketball teams have been raising funds with:

• Go PINK — purchase a T-shirt and wear it to the games

• Purchase a Wall of Hope card in Honor/Memory of someone who has battled cancer

• Pledge for Points scored during the games vs Shelton today

• Coin Wars at lunch.

Shelton High School recently held an event in memory of Asst. Coach Joe LaPorta’s wife, who lost her battle with cancer. In an effort to reaise funds the teams from Shelton sold hope cards; hosted a “suits and sneakers day”; and are currently collecting pledges to go towards points scored in today’s games.

Shelton Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach Brian Gardiner said, “This is so much more than just a game for us. We dedicate this game every yera to the memory of Jeanne LaPorta,, who lost her life to cancer three years ago. For the last three years our community, students, and faculty have taken the opportunity to help save lives and make a real impact by supporting the American Cancer Society. We take great pride in being a part of the Coaches vs Cancer program.”

Today’s games are scheduled as follows:

Girls JV 3 p.m. 

Boys JV 4:30 p.m. 

Girls Varsity 6 p.m. 

Boys Varsity 7:30 p.m.

Jan 242014
 

Congratulations Orange Lions!

Congratulations Orange Lions!

The Orange  Lions Club will host its “UNCORKED” fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the St. Barbara Greek Church Hall, 480 Racebrook Road, Orange from 7-10 p.m.

Aside from the venue change, this year the alcoholic beverages will be provided by Racebrook Wine & Liquor World.

There will be a variety of wines to sample plus beer and cognacs. Hot and cold hors d’ oeuvres with pasta station by Andini’s Retaurant and a  pizza station by Marco Pizzeria. Dessert bar by Scratch Baking. Coffee and tea will be provided. There will be many prizes also available.

Tickets will be available at the door $35.00

 

Originally Published on: Jan 5, 2014 @ 19:48

 

Jan 112014
 

logoThe Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, will host a fundraiser for Carrie Benvenuti today 4 – 8 p.m.

Carrie is a brave young woman who battled cancer, had a double mastectomy, hysterectomy and to add insult to injury the bank foreclosed on her home while she was in treatment.

Every day is a struggle for Carrie and her daughter Rylee as Carrie tries to get back on her feet.

Carrie is blessed to have won her battle with cancer, and to have many caring friends who have rallied around her and arranged for this fundraiser with Ale House owner Jim Hassenmayer.

“This is one of the most worthy causes we’ve ever been asked to help here,” Hassenmayer said. “If anyone needs help, it’s Carrie. I can’t imagine how hard this has been on her. I really want this one to be a huge success.”

The event will include  food, entertainment, dancing, drink specials, door prizes, and free Bud Light Drafts from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Carrie’s friend, Kendra Montano, one of the organizers said, ” There are awesome Raffle Prizes: Apple MacBook Pro, Ipad Mini, 32″ HDTV, 19″ HDTV, Garmin GPS, Nikon Digital Camera, HiSense Tablet, Headphones, UGG Wear, and lots of Gift Certificates for local stores, restaurants, and other businesses that include: Jimmy’s Apizza, Massage Envy, DSW, Macy’s, Oyster River Tavern, Kelly’s on Campbell, Lorenzo’s Restaurant, Jenn and Jan’s Deli, Antonio’s Restaurant, New Century Salon, Hair House Salon, and Studio D salon.”

Tickets can be purchased through Montano 203-415-9161; Melissa Bonessi-Beler 203-530-4506; or Jeanie DeLoughery 203-376-0105.

Donations can be mailed to Carrie Benvenuti c/o Chase Manhattan Bank, Attn: Jeanie DeLoughery, 262 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT 06477.

On her Facebook Page, Carrie posted the following:

“I am lost for words for what Kendra and Jim  have taken their time out of their hectic schedules and done for me. Their concern and amazing hearts have brought back my faith in people. If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have as much faith, hope, and feel optimistic as I used to. Thank you both for bringing the fight back to me and giving me my fortitude back! God bless you both! No words can express how grateful I am for the both of you!”