Annie “Elf Mama” Davis was a huge part of the Orange Community, For more than 20 years, she took the reigns of the OVFD Auxiliary’s Santa’s Helper program and helped bring joy to thousands of children and families across town. She also was a founding member of the Orange Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
Monday, Sept. 23, Annie passed away at the hospital after having a heart attack.
The friends of Annie Davis would like to purchase a memorial bench for the Orange Fairgrounds with Annie’s name on it so she will never be forgotten.
UPDATE: After some discussion at this week’s CERT meeting, a vote was taken and the majority decided that a better place for the bench would be in front of Fire Station #2 on the Boston Post Road where Annie worked for many years, and which served as Santa’s Helper Headquarters since day one.
According to CERT spokesman Ken Lyke, the fire department personnel has agreed to placing the bench there, and so it will be.
We are still a little short on our goal, but we are confident that the bench will be in place this spring, possibly as soon as April.
The cost of the bench, with an engraved plaque and installation, is $1,500 and we need your help to make our goal.
The Friends of Annie Davis’s Memorial Bench collection is being done in cooperation with the Orange Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and we still need to raise $400. This could have been accomplished, for example, by soliciting $10 from just 40 families in Orange.
We are working on different ways to get the money so that we can dedicate the bench by spring as a continual reminder to the townspeople about just how wonderful and dedicated Annie was to this town.
Anyone who’d like to help us with the funding, please send a check made out to “Friends of Annie Davis” to Friends of Annie Davis, 131 Clark Street, Milford, CT 06460. Any denomination would be greatly appreciated.
We have a Friends of Annie Davis Bank Account at Bank of America where all monies collected for the bench are being deposited.
Thank You, if you already have made a donation!
The tasting will be facilitated by Ye Olde Liquor Shoppe of West Haven.
The event will feature a large selection of wines, boutique beers, and some specialty spirits. Also included will be a large cheese table, appetizers and delicious desserts.
As always, a lively raffle of baskets will take place during the evening.
They thank this year’s major sponsors in advance: Eli’s, Trader Joe’s, Subway, ShopRite, and Coldwell Banker.
All proceeds will benefit LIONS Club local and national charities.
Additionally, the club supports Fidelco Guide Dogs and Low Vision Centers. The Club awards Community Grants to worthy groups/individuals such as the Orange Historical Society, Senior Center, Case Memorial Library, Youth Services and the Volunteer Fire Department, serves an annual Thanksgiving dinner to local seniors, does vision screenings for young children in Orange, and provides scholarships to qualified Amity seniors.
Please gather your friends and join the LIONS on Friday, March 20, 2020, for a wonderful evening.
Tickets are available from any Orange Lion Club member, Ye Old Liquor Shoppe at 174 Main Street, West Haven, or by calling (203) 795-3906 or (203) 645-8209.
Tickets also are available at the following link: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4497351
The award-winning Amity Regional High School Theater Department, under the direction of Robert and Andrea Kennedy, is headed back to the Roaring Twenties with the musical comedy, The Drowsy Chaperone.
The Drowsy Chaperone is the tale of a modern-day musical theater maven, known simply as Man in Chair. To chase his blues away, he drops the needle on his favorite LP – the 1928 musical comedy, The
Drowsy Chaperone. From the crackle of his hi-fi, the musical magically bursts to life on-stage telling the tale of the pampered Broadway starlet who wants to give up showbiz to get hitched and her producer’s attempts to sabotage her impending nuptials.
Hilarious antics ensue with her chaperone, the debonair groom, the ditsy chorus girl, the Latin lover and a pair of gangsters masquerading as pastry chefs. Man in Chair’s love of The Drowsy Chaperone speaks to anyone who has ever been transported by the theater.
Performances are March 27, 28 and April 2, 3 and 4 at 8:00 p.m. at the John J. Brady Center for the
Performing Arts at Amity Regional High School, 25 Newton Road in Woodbridge.
This year’s corporate sponsors include the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation, Burns Insurance & Financial,
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, LATICRETE, BENDER, New England Performance Insulation, Rick’s
Plumbing Service, B and B Transportation, Applied Behavioral Strategies and Total Mortgage. All proceeds raised go to the self-funded Amity Theater program.
For further information, please call the box office at 203.392.2019 or e-mail email@example.com.
United Illuminating, (headquartered in Orange)in partnership with local Community Action Agencies and Operation Fuel, will host a series of outreach events to increase public awareness about energy assistance, winter service protection and other programs that can help customers pay their bills and maintain service all year long.
Customers are invited to attend the sessions to learn about payment arrangements, financial and medical hardships, matching payment programs, energy efficiency programs, winter service protection and more. UI, Operation Fuel, and Community Action Agency staff will be on hand to answer customers’ questions during the two-hour sessions. Spanish-speaking personnel also will be available to assist.
The schedule is as follows:
- Tuesday, Feb. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m., West Haven Community House, 227 Elm St., West Haven
- Wednesday, Feb. 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Hall Neighborhood House, 52 George E. Pipkin Way, Bridgeport
- Thursday, Feb. 27, 5-7 p.m., Doyle Senior Center, 153 Main St., Ansonia
- Tuesday, March 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Mercy Learning Center, 637 Park Ave., Bridgeport
The Orange and Milford Chambers of Commerce will host a joint Morning Jolt Coffee and Conversation event with local legislators at Eli’s Restaurant, 285 Boston Post Road, Orange, on Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 7:45 to 9 a.m.
Guests include: State Rep. Themis Klarides (R-114), State Sen. James Maroney (D-14), State Rep. Charles Ferraro (R-117) and State Rep. Kathy Kennedy (R-119).
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Blades 0 0 2 2
Avon 0 2 1 3
in spite of some valiant efforts, neither team was able to score in the first.
The second period belonged to Avon, with with Mackenzie Gallinoto making the first goal, assisted by Kori Bartko and Sarah Murphy.
A little later, Shelby Little shot one in assisted by Gallinoto and Murphy. Avon left the ice with a comfortable 2-0 lead.
The Blades came out on fire with two unassisted goals, first by Caroline Cadelina, then Tess Csejka tying the game.
But Avon’s Murphy would have none of that, she hit the winning goal, assisted by Little.
The Blades lost this one 3-2.
Monday, Feb. 17
Boys Ice Hockey vs Tri-Town Home Bennett Rink 3:00 p.m. O.T 2-2 Tie
Girls Basketball vs Career Magnet Home at Amity 5:00 p.m. W 58-41
Girls Ice Hockey vs Avon-Southington-RHAM-Newington-Mills-Wethersfield,Away – Newington Ice Arena at 1:30 p.m. L 3-2
According to the report, investigation revealed that Sean Amendola, 46, of West Haven took about $1,000 worth of merchandise without paying for it.
He was taken into custody and charged with fifth-degree larceny and placed on a $15,000 surety bond for court Feb. 26.
The service will take place on Sunday, March 1, from 3 – 5 p.m. All are welcome.
Clergy are invited to gather in the Katherine Knight Room at 2:45 to robe and process.
A reception will follow.