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 292015

Little League LogoA Message From Orange Little League:

It’s that time of year…baseball registration! Come join us for OLL’s first fundraiser of the season at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, Orange, on Thursday Jan. 29 from 6 – 9 p.m.

Admission is$20/person to benefit Orange Little League, and includes food (pasta, salad, chicken tenders, pizza), 2 cocktails of your choice, with silent auction, 50/50, and door prizes.

Come support OLL and complete the registration for your kids for the upcoming season.

Register at www.OrangeCTLittleLeague.com and come on down We can take payments for pre-registered players or help with any registration issues. Have questions? We will get you the answers!

Don’t forget early bird registration ends on January 31st. Come down and find out more about the upcoming season!

For more information email Pete – [email protected]

Nov 212014

FB sky Ronnie nwThe Vece Family is getting together in honor of their angel Ronnie and to help raise money for the annual Ronnie Vece Scholarship Fund, at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, Saturday, Nov. 22 from 4-10 p.m.

The family will be raising college scholarship money for the best senior defensive lineman on the Amity High School football team.

“Ronnie was an amazing person and an awesome athlete who made such a huge impact on everyone he met,” said his mother, Claudia Wolf. “We will never forget him so let’s celebrate his memory with family and friends, food, live music, prizes, raffles and a good time.”

Everyone is welcome. $20 will be charged at the door and $10 for people under 18. There will be food and the first beer on the house for “legal aged” guests.

T-shirts will be available again if you didn’t get one last year.

About Ronnie

A former Amity Football player, 2006 Amity Grad, Ronnie Vece, 24, was killed in a motorcycle collision in West Haven on July 13, 2013.

He was a 2006 Amity High School graduate and a star football player; he attended Milford Academy Prep School of South Berlin, NY and Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts where he played football and his team was Division Champions for three years and he later attended SCSU.

Ronnie enjoyed playing his guitar, boating, hunting and fishing; he was truly an outdoor action figure, according to his family.

Originally Published on: Nov 17, 2014 @ 11:27

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Sep 282014

Screen Shot 2014-09-28 at 8.36.54 PMJoin the Iassogna family and members of Team Possible at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, for the Light the Night Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 5-8 p.m.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door (includes buffet).

The event will feature a silent auction and raffle.

The Orange Ale House is donating all the food. Raffle prizes are donated by local residents and businesses.

100% of the proceeds go to Team Possible Light the Night and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

For more information or to purchase tickets call Karen or Mike Iassogna at 203-799-6633.


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 122014

A recent photo of Sam Seeley

A recent photo of Sam Seeley

Many residents will remember hearing the horrific reports of an accident on River Road in Shelton last Sept. 7, when a 22-year-old girl in a minivan collided with a motorcycle carrying 2 Orange residents at around 9 p.m.

It’s been more than 10 months since the accident that changed Sam Seeley’s  life forever.

He lost his wife, Ramona, 54, who died from her injuries on Sept. 10, leaving him and their 4 adult children to grieve and heal together.

Sam, who worked for AT&T, was taken to the hospital with serious “non-life threatening” injuries. He lost his leg in the accident.

Sam was known for his ZZ Top beard, his close, fun-loving relationship with his wife, and his great personality.

If you didn’t know Sam before, hopefully you feel like you do now.

Organizers are planning a fund-raiser to help Sam with his mounding bills.

The event will take place at the Orange Ale House, Sunday, July 13 from 4-9 p.m.

Tickets are now available. The suggested $20 donation includes a buffet, one free glass of wine or draft beer, raffles, etc. All proceeds go to help Sam.

The Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road and Pawn King784 Boston Post Rd, Milford have tickets. 

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. To save a little, reserve your tickets by e-mailing [email protected] – include your name, phone number and how many tickets you need, then pick them up at the door for $20. 

This is a shout-out to all businesses and individuals who would like to help with ticket sales, raffle donations, and set up.

The Organizers send their thanks to those who’ve donated items for the raffle including Jim at Kaoud Oriental Rug, John at Knight’s, Jason at NuVita, New York Pop Artist Michael Albert, Off The Hook Bar and Grill, Stratford, Outback Steakhouse, Texas Roadhouse, West Haven,  Silver Sands Pizza, Milford.

Call Ron at 203-446-6948 or Terri at 203-506-1747  for tickets, to volunteer or for more information.

May 262014

glowgolfThe Orange Lions Club is looking forward to warmer weather and their annual Glow Ball Golf Tournament.

The fundraiser is planned for Friday, June 6 (rain date, Saturday, June 8) at the Orchards Golf Course in Milford where nighttime golf with glow-in-the-dark golf balls have become a favorite among locals.

Entry fee is $100 per golfer and includes a shirt, glow ball, food and drinks and prizes.

The evening starts off at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road for food and drinks at 6 p.m.

Then off to the golf course for shot gun start at 8:30 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded, and drinks will be served at 11 p.m.

The format includes a 4 person scramble; closest to the pin contest, low gross and putting contest.

Space is limited, so register by May 23.

For tickets, call Ron Ruotolo 203-996-0989 or Nick Bencivengo 203-901-9062.

All proceeds benefit the Orange Lions Club Charities.


Originally Published on: Apr 17, 2014 @ 8:40

Published again on: May 14, 2014 @ 8:15


Apr 132014

giving hair and hopeThe Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, will host the Giving Hair and Hope Musical Fundraiser today (Sunday, April 13) from 4-8 p.m.

Tickets are $20 with all proceeds going to children with cancer. Admission includes two bands — Peter Lucibelli and The Alehounds. Orange Ale House is providing pizza, pasta and salad. Cash bar.

Tickets may be purchased at the door.




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.

Mar 012014

1604390_10151788544520728_2016342533_nThe 8th annual Jam 4 Jimi’s Friends fundraiser to benefit kids with special needs, is scheduled for Sunday March 2 at the Orange Ale House, 617 Boston Post Road.

The event starts at noon and runs until 9 p.m. The following bands are donating their time and talent to the cause.

The Navels
Inner Groove
The Signature Band
Total Hacks
Crash 21
Rubber Fist

There will be food, raffles, Karaoke with Tom, DJ Dave & crew, the Orange Ale House staff and so much more.

This is a great annual fundraising event with a kids room in the back only from 12-3 p.m.

Founder and organizer Kristin Wright said, “We truly appreciate all of you helping to make this event so successful every year! Please share this like/share this event on Facebook to help get the word out. It has been 8 years of helping local children with special needs! We are truly blessed!”

Originally Published on: Feb 7, 2014 @ 0:11