Orange police officers will be volunteering their time to wait on tables and raise money in support of the Connecticut Special Olympics.
The Orange police have long been dedicated to the Special Olympics and participate yearly in the Torch Run leading to the start of the Special Olympics games in New Haven.
14th – BAH with Milford Chamber at Orange Ale House, $15 per person
20th – WOW Lunch at Savin Rock Roasting, 11:45 a.m. $12 includes lunch
West Haven and Orange Women In Business
11th – WOW – West Haven & Orange Women’s Annual Leadership Conference
to be held at the Italian American Club, Chase Lane, West Haven.
Call for more information. 203-795-3328
SAVE THIS DATE: The FIESTA BEGINS! April 29th, 9:00 a.m.!
High Plains Pavillion, Run The Cohen and Wolf Cinco K deMayo Road Race
NEW Course! And…Music, Margaritas, Tacos, Chili & Chips
CALL TODAY 203-795-3328
Administrators at Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road announced the following upcoming events:
Sunday 9:00 AM
Monday 7:30 AM
Thursday 7:30 AM
Wednesday 7:30 AM
Friday 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 PM
Coffee and Learn with the Rabbi
Every Wednesday (please call the office for schedule) Rabbi Alvin Wainhaus teaches an hour-long class devoted to the ancient texts of our heritage and the light they shed on the current issues. The class begins at 11:00 am and ends at 12 noon sharp. All Welcome. Please call the office to confirm class is meeting. ALL ARE WELCOME!
Shabbat Across America, Friday, March 9, 7 p.m. focusing this year on: A TASTE OF KUGEL!
In the course of the service we’ll nibble on a variety of kugels in the Social Hall, as the rabbi explains their history! Why is Kugel eaten on Shabbat? Why is it called “Kugel”? Do you call it “Kigel” or Kugel? Why the different pronunciations? Did you grow up with a “Galicianer” kugel or a “Litvisher” kugel? What’s “Jerusalem” kugel? Why are some kugels sweet, while others are savory? It’s all food for thought!
Come & taste & learn! Must RSVP to our office 203-799-2341 by March 2.
Come, Celebrate and… Laugh! The Godfather’s Meshuggener Wedding! Presented by New York Dinner Theater The Godfather has invited you to his daughter’s wedding; (you don’t want to refuse!) Saturday March 24, Guests arrive at 7:30 pm Ceremony begins promptly @ 8:00 pm Singing, Dancing & “Viennese Dessert Table” BYOB (wine must be Kosher) Come, join the celebration!!… Get your tickets now Tickets $39 RSVP online at www.orshalomct.org or call the office at 203.799.2341
Our Annual Landwirth Memorial Lecture: THE JAZZ SINGER SINGS ON! Celebrating the 90th Birthday of a Jewish-American Classic Sunday, March 18, 3:30 pm. Did you know that the original “Jazz Singer”, starring Al Jolson, was Hollywood’s first talking motion picture? Did you know that Danny Thomas, Jerry Lewis and Neil Diamond starred as “Jazz Singers” as well? What is the enduring allure of this story? What was its origin? How does it speak to us today? Watch Jerry Lewis’ 1959 50-minute NBC performance of the Jazz Singer, as well as clips from other incarnations of this Jewish American classic. Discuss its significance with our guest speaker! Guest Speaker: Dr. Eric Goldman
Dr. Eric Goldman, who received a Ph.D. in Cinema Studies from New York University, is a much sought-after lecturer on Jewish film. Dr. Goldman has served as a member of the Educational
Advisory Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and is currently an adjunct professor of cinema at Yeshiva University. He co-hosted on the Turner Movie Classics television network and is the film critic for “The Jewish Standard.” His most recent book is The American Jewish Story through Cinema (University of Texas Press). Come, Learn, Reminisce & Enjoy!
ZUMBA GOLD AT OR SHALOM
Congregation Or Shalom announces the continuation of ZUMBA GOLD on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7 p.m. ZUMBA Gold is an easy to follow dance movement program that incorporates music from every decade to create an upbeat and fun exercise class. Burn lots of calories, meet new friends, and have a blast. No experience needed and classes are on a drop-in basis. Contact Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-314-8176 or temple office at 203-799-2341
They made it all the way to the SCC South Division Semifinal on Wednesday night when they went up against Hamden.
The First Period was all Blades, the way we like it, with Cally Dixon scoring off an assist from Megan Spring.
Then Shannon Reilly made an unassisted goal, putting our girls in a nice 2-0 lead for two full periods.
Then came the third period when Hamden sought its revenge in the form of Demeri Carangelo.
Carangelo made a goal off an assist from Taylor Klesyk, then the tied the game, assisted by Maggie Gould and Megan McKiernab.
With that, the game went into overtime, but no one scored, forcing a second overtime.
Sadly for our solid, hard-working girls, Hamden’s Maggie Gould made an unassisted goal, securing the win for the Green Dragons and their advancement in the SCC Tournament.
Wait! It’s not over yet! The State Tournaments start next week and the Blades will play against Hand on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. at the Rinks in Shelton.
NOTE: We are so proud of you girls for your excellent work this year. Your passion, sportsmanship, and teamwork are top notch. You’ve beaten Hand twice this month 3-2 and 5-3 You CAN do it again!
Congratulations to Coach John Peschell on a great season. GO BLADES!
(File Photos from this season)
Some of the proposals the Animal Welfare Caucus endorsed are:
- A bill requiring adequate shelter for animals in extreme weather
- A bill prohibiting the use of Accelerated Rehabilitation in cases of felony animal cruelty
- A bill to indemnify those who rescue animals locked in hot or freezing cars
- A bill specifying that bestiality be considered a felony crime
“Although the focus of the session will be on fixing the state budget, the committees of cognizance will be taking up these animal welfare proposals. I, along with the other animal advocates believe these are serious state issues, as many who abuse animals move onto violent crimes against humans,” said Rep. Staneski, who is the proud and loving owner of two dachshunds.
Amity residents are more than familiar with the masterful, award-winning spring musical productions at Amity High School (this year it’s the Addams Family), but what about the “other” school musicals?
Next month, the Spartan Players at Amity Middle School Orange will present Meredith Willson’s The Music Man Jr.
Here’s a synopsis of this play from the mtishows website:
“Based on Meredith Willson’s six-time-Tony-Award-winning musical comedy, The Music Man JR. features some of musical theatre’s most iconic songs and a story filled with wit, warmth and good old-fashioned romance. The Music Man JR. is family entertainment at its best – a bold, brassy show that will have the whole town atwitter!”
“Master showman Harold Hill is in town and he’s got “seventy-six trombones” in tow. Can upright, uptight Marian, the town librarian, resist his powerful allure? The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize. The catch? He doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, whose belief in Harold’s power just might help him succeed in the end in spite of himself.”
“The Music Man JR. is the perfect vehicle for a young cast, a toe-tapping crowd-pleaser that features a soaring soprano ingénue part and a leading role for a charismatic actor, as well as plenty of roles for kids of every level.”
CAST LIST In order of appearance:
CONDUCTOR Marco A. Lopez
SALESMAN #1 Jayden Benichak
SALESMAN #2 Ashley Daneshfar
SALESMAN #4 Allison Bowler
SALESMAN #5 Molly Blair
NEWSPAPER READER #1 Leah Katz
NEWSPAPER READER #2 Aanchal Poddar
NEWSPAPER READER #3 Claudia Homiski
CHARLIE COWELL Christopher Chizmadia
HAROLD HILL Nolan T. Young
MAYOR SHINN Michael Perrone
ALMA HIX Katherine Sim
ETHEL TOFFELMIER Caitlyn Shanley
FARMER Corey Richards
FARMERíS WIFE Caitlyn Shanley
JACEY SQUIRES Arielle M. Chetwynd
OLIN BRITT Annika Lyngdal
OLIVER HIX Grace Mahon
EWART DUNLOP Holly Thorndike
MARCELLUS WASHBURN Corey Richards
MARIAN PAROO Zola M. Kneeland
MRS. PAROO Ashley Daneshfar
AMARYLLIS Greta Pedenski
WINTHROP PAROO Colleen Shaw
EULALIE MACKECKNIE SHINN Gillian Fuchs
CONSTABLE LOCKE Jackie Tice
GRACIE SHINN Jenna Chizmadia
MAUD DUNLOP Olivia Sceppa
TOMMY DJILIAS Max Hemstock
MRS. SQUIRES Annabella Gefen-Alves
THE PICK-A-LITTLE LADIES Aanchal Poddar, Molly Blair, Mia Destival, Marisa F. Scotti,
WA TAN YE GIRLS Emma Curis, Claudia Homiski, Abigail Tirollo, Ana DeBassio, Athanasia Zikos, Sydney Melchoir
BOYSí BAND Marco A. Lopez, Jayden Benichak, Allison Bowler, Leah Katz
RIVER CITY TOWNSPEOPLE Sophia Cossitt-Levy, Jackie Tice, Caitlyn Smith, Cassidy Smith, Bridget Lillis
KIDS Molly Blair
The production is sponsored by the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation.
The show takes place on Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are a bargain at only $8 and $10. Visit www.squarefoottheatre.tix.com to purchase tickets online. Tickets also will be available at the door.
With a young squad of wrestlers and only three seniors in the starting lineup, Amity set a goal to place in the top ten teams in the Class L Tournament. With the tournament spanning two days, wrestlers need to be both mentally and physically ready to compete in this long and arduous competition.
After the first day, Amity had seven wrestlers advance to the round of 16.
Junior Cole Johnson and Freshman Josh Foote had crucial victories for the Spartans to help add to their team point total. Saturday saw Christian Chadwick, Aiden Hebert, Matt Rothman, Sam Keylock and Justin Griffin continue to win and advance to the state open qualifying rounds.
Senior Captain Matt Rothman advanced to the finals in the 152lbs. weight class eventually losing a hard-fought match 4-3. Junior Justin Griffin wrestled his way back to win third place in the 285 lbs. weight class. Senior Captains Christian Chadwick (113 lbs.) and Sam Keylock (160 lbs.) placed fifth along with Sophomore Aiden Hebert who also placed fifth at 120 lbs.
Head Coach Ryan Roddy said “Coach Todd Patterson, Coach Nate Shilling and I are thrilled with how well our team wrestled this weekend. We exceeded our goal by placing 8th as a team. Individually we had 5 medal winners; Matt Rothman placed 2nd, Justin Griffin placed 3rd and Christian Chadwick, Aiden Hebert, and Sam Keylock each placed 5th. We are excited to see what these 5 wrestlers can do this coming weekend at the State Open Tournament in New Haven. I believe each wrestler has unfinished business and will look to exceed his Class L placement.”
All five of these wrestlers qualified for the State Open Championships on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Floyd Little Center in New Haven.
The Blades’ Shannon Reilly got things started with an unassisted goal.
Hand tied things up with Jacqueline Sandor’s goal, assisted by Clara Halloran.
Cally Dixon shot one in on an assist from Meghan Hogan, pulling the Blades ahead by one.
Not to be left behind, Anna Sather scored for the Tigers, assisted by Lily D’Ancicco.
End of period score 2-2
Goalies Juliana Daddio (Blades) and Carina Mancini (Hand) prevented anything from passing by them.
Tess Csejka, on an assist from Melissa Montesi, scored the game-winning goal.
Final Score: Blades 3, Hand 2
Saves: Blades- Juliana Daddio 15; Hand – Carina Mancini 31
Congratulations Girls, Keep up the good work!
During the investigation, officers learned that Ryan O’Leary, 27, of Derby, entered the store and engaged two different employees at different times. Each time, however, he acted inappropriately with the workers.
According to the report, O’Leary used his hand to touch one of the employees, and later he used a display item to touch the other employee.
Both employees reported O’Leary’s to management, who then ordered him out of the store and contacted police.
Officers located O’Leary a short time later at his residence, where he was taken into custody and charged with two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault and two counts of breach of peace.
O’Leary was held on $10,000 bond for court Feb. 13.