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Orange Republicans Plan Annual Picnic

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Aug 242016
 

republican picnicThe Orange Republican Town Committee will host its annual picnic in the pavilion at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road on Saturday, August 27 from 12 -4 pm.

Come enjoy some food, dessert, wine, beer and soft drinks.
The cost is $25 per adult and $10 per child.
The cost at the door is $30 so reserve your space today.
Make checks payable to ORTC and Mail to P. O. Box 632, Orange CT 06477.
For other information, call Nancy at 203-795-4619.

Food Truck Festival Filled The Fairgrounds On Friday

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May 272016
 

IMG_0437The third annual Race Brook School Food Truck Festival drew a huge crowd to the Orange Fairgrounds Friday night.

Everyone seemed to have their own strategy as to how they would choose their dinner.

Many knew exactly what they were looking for and made a bee line for the Fish, Grilled Cheese or Falafel, while others looked for familiar faces like Dave from Reno’s or Russ at Fire Dog. Although most had no plan at all and just wandered until they found something that suddenly appealed to their taste buds.

The band Velocity sounded great as it provided background music.

Many vendors of non-food items filled in the center of the field. One thing is for certain this event has grown in three years, both in size and popularity.

Fundraiser Will Benefit Orange K9 Program

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Jan 282016
 

Juniorettes2The Orange Juniorettes is hosting a fundraiser/Give Back Night at On The Border, 220 Indian River Road, Orange on Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The Juniorettes is a group of young girls who give back to the community in a number of ways. Recently, they did a beautification project at the Orange Police Department, planting seasonal flowers, decorative grasses and shrubs around the flag pole to the left of the main entrance.
The girls hope to raise $1,500 to go towards the needs of the Orange Police K9s, Loki and Trent.
For every flyer submitted between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. on Feb. 9, On The Border will donate 10% of food and beverage sales (both eat-in and take out).
Asst. Police Chief Anthony Cuozzo said the Juniorettes have given a lot of time and effort to the Police Department in the past couple of years by totally refurbishing the flag pole area and keeping it up with each passing season.
“The men and women of the department and visitors really appreciate the curb appeal that the Juniorettes have created and we look forward to the upcoming fundraiser, too,” he said.
The Orange K-9 program is unfunded except for the stipend the officers receive. The money would go toward any of a number of needs for the two dogs, a bite sleeve for Loki, new leads and training materials for Trent, perhaps a vest or two.
“Please share this with all your friends and family.  The more people we have attending this event means the more donation we will receive,” said Karen Iassogna, one of the Juniorettes’ advisors.

Broadway Performers Lend Talents For Benefit In CT

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Nov 152015
 

Screen Shot 2015-11-10 at 12.58.52 AMIn its ongoing efforts to find a “forever home” Broadway Method Academy is hosting a benefit concert “Broadway Sings!” at Fairfield Theater Company, 70 Sanford St, Fairfield, on Monday, Nov. 16 from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Broadway Method Academy’s Executive Director, Connor Deane, an Orange native and Amity Grad, said the evening will be filled with top-notch talent from both Connecticut and New York, including some of Broadway’s top performers.

Students of Broadway Method Academy will have the unique opportunity of singing alongside some of these special Broadway talents in an evening that celebrates Broadway’s best hits!

John Riddle (The Visit), Ryan Vasquez (Wicked), Dennis O’Bannion (White Christmas), Jeff Pew (Cinderella, The Bandstand, First Wives Club), Blaine Krauss (Lion King) Julian Decker (Les Miserables, Hunchback of Notre Dame), Kimber Sprawl (Beautiful), Arbender Robinson (Hair, Little Mermaid, Ragtime, Beautiful), Christine Cornish Smith (Joseph…Dreamcoat), Michael Hartung (Peter Pan Live!) Quinn Van Antwerp (Jersey Boys), Leeds Hill (Cabaret, Mary Poppins), and Jason Gotay (Bring It On) are set to perform.

Julie James from Sirius XM’s Broadway Channel will host.

The event will take place at FTC’s Warehouse space in downtown Fairfield. Tickets are $85 for adults and $50 for students. The benefit will begin with a cocktail hour (cash bar) as well as a silent auction, followed by the performance.

About Broadway Method Academy

Broadway Method Academy is a musical theater-training program, which helps actors of all ages integrate acting, singing and dancing. From group classes to private instruction, BMA gives children the tools they need for success in the art of musical theater. We pride ourselves in bridging the gap between the Connecticut theater scene and the Broadway community, bringing in some of the top Broadway performers to work directly with our students. Our mission is to build audiences for tomorrow, to educate audiences of today, to enrich the community, and to enrich the lives of children.

For further information on Broadway Method Academy call (203) 675-3526

Originally Published on: Nov 11, 2015 @ 13:18

Orange Lions: Thank You For Your Support

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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
 

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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.

Snow expected for The 2015 Freeze Out

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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]

Help Amity Middle School, Fundraiser Runs Through Sept. 26

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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

Amity’s Hannah Babbitz Captain of SWIM Across the Sound Team

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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.