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Breast Cancer Awareness Wreath Hanging At Town Hall

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Oct 182018
 

The public is invited to join with the Town of Orange to once again participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month by placing a pink ribbon wreath on the front door of the Orange Town Hall, 617 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT on ThursdayOctober 25 at 1:30 p.m.

This year, instead of honoring one individual cancer survivor, the town will be honoring all survivors. 

Anyone wishing to do so may take a pink ribbon from the wreath to honor those who have survived as well as those who have succumbed to breast cancer.  

Pink ribbon cards will be sold and hung in Town Hall to benefit Susan G. Komen ConnecticutPlease make a $5 monetary contribution and dedicate your donation to those who have survived breast cancer and those who have not.

It’s Almost Winter, Time To Start Thinking About Baseball

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Oct 182018
 

Orange American Legion Post 127 Baseball

The Orange American Legion Post 127 will be holding its 2019 Baseball tryouts on Saturday, November 3, at Brinley Field (Old Tavern Park) at 10 a.m. Anyone who lives in Bethany, Orange or Woodbridge is eligible.

Once again this season, the league will be providing winter workouts. Once the spring freshman and JV seasons are over, the 17U team will begin practice and play exhibition games. The 19U team will begin practice and play exhibition games after the varsity season is over. Each regular season begins in early June.

The coaches hope to make the postseason state tournament at the end of July. Both teams will be playing in the Fourth of July Firecracker Tournament in Providence, Rhode Island which includes an optional showcase. Rising juniors and seniors will be eligible for nomination for the Rawlings American Legion Futures Showcase game at Central Connecticut State University. The teams will potentially enter another local tournament should the schedule permit.

Including exhibition games, regular season and postseason, each team will play approximately a 35-game competitive schedule.

Approximate price is $675.

For more information, or if you cannot make tryouts, e-mail nick.mirto@gmail.com or call Nick Mirto at 203-464-9971.

A couple of well known names who’ve played in the Post 127 league are Vin Sienna (shortstop) who played for the Mets, and Pat Winkel (catcher) who was drafted by the Yankees, but chose UConn.

Police Blotter: Man Charged With Threatening and Breach of Peace

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Oct 172018
 

On Thursday, Oct. 11, Orange police responded to 526 Boston Post Road regarding an arrest warrant service on John Coscia, 53, of Ansonia, for threatening and a breach of peace, which occurred on Sept. 15, 2018.  Coscia was located on premises. 

Coscia was taken into custody and charged with second-degree threatening and second-degree breach of peace.

He posted a $1,000 surety bond and received a court date of Oct. 25.

Orange Police: Don’t Be A Victim, Lock Your Cars

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Oct 172018
 

Residents should be aware that like many other area communities, Orange has experienced a rash of car break-ins recently.

Groups of people, usually teenagers and/or young adults enter a neighborhood and run through the driveways, pulling on the door handles of every car they see.

If the car is locked, they move on. If the car is unlocked, they enter it and search it for anything of value. Money, computers, purses, it doesn’t matter, they will take it.

If the key or the fob is in the car, they will take the entire vehicle.

Your best defense against this type of activity is to remove valuables from your car and ensure that it is locked.

If you see anyone or anything suspicious in your neighborhood, please do not hesitate to contact the Orange Police Department 24/7 at 203-891-2130.

Girls Swimming And Diving: Katie O’Connor Leads Amity To Victory Over Hand

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Oct 172018
 

The Lady Spartans Swimming and Diving team hosted the Daniel Hand Tigers in Orange on Tuesday, Oct. 16, and guess what.
Amity defeated Hand 98-80.

Amity’s Winning Events

200-yard Medley Relay: 1:58.11 Lauren Sender, Chris Delda, Katie O’Connor, Emma Tirollo
200 Ind. Medley: 2:21.04 Jenna Lu
50-yard Freestyle: 25.30 Katie O’Connor
Diving: 198.10 Georgia Smith
100-yard Butterfly: 1:01.29 Katie O’Connor
100 Freestyle: 56.51 Molly Cox
500-yard Freestyle: 5:26.90 Julia Snow
200-yard Freestyle Relay: 1:46.12 Katie O’Connor, Emma Tirollo, Julia Snow, Kalynna Hauser

Hand’s Winning events

200-yard Freestyle: 2:04.29 Ruby Redlich
100-yard Backstroke: 59.33 Kayla Mendonca
100-yard Breaststroke: 1:15.76 Abigail Chemacki
400-yard Freestyle Relay: 3:57.50 Ruby Redlich, Erin Reilly, Abigail Chemacki, Kayla Mendonca
Records: Amity 10-1, Hand 4-3

Girls Volleyball: Amity Tops Guilford After Five Matches

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Oct 162018
 

The Lady Spartans Volleyball team was on the road in Guilford on Monday.

We don’t have much information, just that the game went on and on into five serious matches with the Indians winning the first 26-24, Amity the second at 25-23, then Guilford again at 25-20. The Lady Spartans tied things up in the fourth match 25-19, then wound up the evening with a final tiebreaker 15-11.

Amity won this battle 3-2.

Amity is at home on Wednesday, Oct. 17, going up against East Lyme at 6 p.m.

Girls Soccer: Cailey Esposito Leads Amity to Victory Over Foran

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Oct 162018
 

The Lady Spartans Soccer team was on the road in Milford for a game against Foran on Monday.

Under miserable, cold, wet conditions, on Foran’s turf field, the Lions’ Yasmina Lingane put her home team on the scoreboard in the first half, leaving Amity behind 1-0.

But the second half was all Amity with Cailey Esposito scoring two goals and Audrey Martin also getting one in.

Amity outshot Foran 5-2 and won the game 3-1.

Records: Amity 9-2-1, Foran 3-8-2

 

 

Here Are Upcoming OVNA Flu Clinics

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Oct 152018
 

Get Your Flu Shot!

The Orange Visiting Nurse Association will host the following Flu Clinics at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 1-3 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

No appointments necessary.

Please remember to bring your insurance card and wear short sleeves.
Accepted insurances: Medicare, Anthem/Blue Cross, Aetna, and Connecticare — except at the Nov. 5 clinic. 

Amity Varsity Sports Schedules for Oct. 15-19

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Oct 152018
 

Many of the Amity High School Sports teams, including Football, Girls Swimming and Diving, Field Hockey, Boys and Girls Soccer, and Girls Volleyball, are performing exceptionally this season.

Following is this week’s Varsity Sports schedule of events for both home and away games.

Monday, Oct. 15

Boys Soccer vs Hamden HOME at Amity at 3:45 p.m. (Postponed to Oct. 24)

Field Hockey vs Shelton HOME at Amity at 4 p.m. (Postponed to Oct. 16)

Girls Soccer vs Foran Away at Foran High School at 6 p.m. (On as scheduled)

Girls Volleyball vs Guilford Away at Guilford High School at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Girls Swimming and Diving vs Daniel Hand HOME High Plains Community Center 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Boys Soccer (PPD from last week) at Fred Wolfe Park, Orange at 3:45 p.m.

Girls Soccer vs Cheshire HOME at Amity at 3:45 p.m.

Girls Volleyball vs East Lyme HOME at Amity at 6 p.m.

Field Hockey vs Lyman Hall Away at Lyman Hall at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 18

Boys Cross Country SCC Championships Away location TBA at 1:30 p.m.

Girls Cross Country SCC Championship Away location and time TBA

Girls Soccer vs Jonathan Law Away at Lawmen Stadium 4:30 p.m.

[The Amity Hall of Fame Dinner takes place at 5:30 p.m. in Orange]

Friday, Oct. 19

Boys Soccer vs Guilford HOME at Amity at 3:45 p.m.

Football vs Notre Dame-West Haven Away at Veteran’s Stadium at 7 p.m.

Girls Swimming and Diving vs Cheshire HOME location and time TBA

Girls Volleyball vs Lauralton Hall Away at Lauralton Hall at 5:30 p.m.

Obituary: Michael Monroe, 31, Beloved Husband of Caroline Monroe

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Oct 142018
 

Michael William Monroe, 31, was killed in a car accident on September 25, 2018 while on his honeymoon in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Michael made the world a better place with his kindness and sense of humor and will be missed dearly by those who knew him.

Michael leaves behind his beloved wife, Caroline of Orange, parents Charles and Laura Monroe of Akron, OH, sister Caroline Monroe (Nhut Diep) of San Francisco, and his extended Braaksma-McKenna family around the country.

Michael was born and raised in Akron. After graduating from Copley High School in 2005, he earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He trained as a teacher outside Madison and later worked with at-risk students in East Haddam and Hartford, and with autistic adults and youth at Vista Life Innovations in southern Connecticut.

Michael was a kind and loving man, with a witty sense of humor who always had a friendly smile or joke for everyone. In high school, he was very active at Bath United Church of Christ in the youth group and in their Brass Choir. At Copley High School, Michael was on the swim team and played doubles tennis with his lifetime best friend, Nick Hatch. Michael joyfully played trumpet in his high school band and with the University of Wisconsin Marching Band.

Michael was deeply compassionate and with a passion to help those who struggled, which led to his career choices. While in Madison, he volunteered for a community center in Madison and worked at the YMCA as a summer camp counselor and coach. His passions later took him to Connecticut to teach young adults with autism, which is where he met Caroline, the love of his life.

He enjoyed all sports (especially Wisconsin Badger football) and could be found at blockbuster on opening day for every superhero movie. Michael doted on his adopted terrier Monty and lovingly welcomed an Australian Shepherd named Milo when he met Caroline.

After marrying during the summer of 2017 along the shore of Lake Michigan, Michael and Caroline saved for a year for their dream trip to Ireland and loved their time there among its beautiful people and landscapes. The accident occurred in Northern Ireland, and the people there, especially the bereavement group Life After, did everything they could to help Caroline, her mother Aileen McKenna, and brother, Will Braaksma, cope with the tragedy.

For all the support provided by the people of Northern Ireland, our families are very grateful. Michael’s life was enriched and touched by so many amazing people in Ohio, Wisconsin, and Connecticut. We can’t thank them all, but they are in our hearts.

A celebration of life service will be planned for a later date. Those wishing to contribute in his memory are encouraged to make a donation to the Life After Organization of Northern Ireland or choose a favorite charity serving an important need in your local community.