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Four Types Of Contaminated Rawhide Recalled

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Jun 112017
 

If you give your dog rawhide chews, be aware of this recall.

United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc., is recalling several brands of rawhide chew products because of an unapproved additive (quaternary ammonium compound mixture).

These items are:

  • American Beefhide, Lot numbers start with AH, Expiration dates of 06/01/19 through 05/31/20.
  • Digest-eeze, Lot numbers starting with AH, AV, A, AI, AO or AB, Expiration dates 06/01/19 through 05/31/20.
  • Healthy Hide (including Healthy Hide–Good-n-Fun and Healthy Hide–Good-n-Fit), Lot numbers starting with AH, AV, A, AI, AO or AB, Expiration dates 06/01/19 through 05/31/20.

The company has received limited reports of illness in dogs with symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting. The company identified the additive in manufacturing plants in Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia and voluntarily issued the product recalls. The compound mixture is commonly used in disinfectants, detergents and fabric softeners and is not approved as an additive to food products.

According to the recall report, “Exposure to quaternary ammonium compounds through direct ingestion may cause the following symptoms in dogs: reduced appetite, and gastric irritation including diarrhea and vomiting. These symptoms may require treatment by a veterinarian depending on severity.”

Jun 112017
 

As you may have noticed, the convenient event calendar that once graced the left column of our front page has been missing for a while. This happened after an update and we haven’t been able to get it back yet – but we’re still working on it.
Many people, including us, depended on the calendar for a quick reference of upcoming events.
As a courtesy, we’re going to go through all of our postings to make an at-a-glance listing for everyone.
We’ll keep it updated and place it on the front page as often as possible.
This is for convenient (nearby) events.
Sunday, June 11 — (FYI) Block A Dinner [Amity Athlete Awards] at Grassy Hill Country Club, Orange, at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, June 13 — The annual Amity High School Senior Breakfast sponsored by the PTSO will take place at the school at 9:30 a.m. prior to mandatory graduation rehearsals. The PTSO is looking for donations of food and drink items and gift cards for the raffle from local restaurants and families. They also need volunteers for set up.
Wednesday, June 14 — The 15th Annual Orange Business Expo will take place at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Expo is free to visit and open to the public and includes 56 vendors and special events.
Wednesday, June 14 — Last Day of School Orange Elementary (tentative) Min. Day
Wednesday, June 14 — Amity High Graduation on the football field at 4 p.m.
Friday, June 16 —  The annual Tip-A-Cop fundraising event to benefit the Spacial Olympics will take place at Chip’s Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, June 17 — Orange Conservation Commission will host a bird walk with Frank Gallo, at the Turkey Hill Preserve beginning at 8 a.m.
Thursday, June 29 — The Orange Senior Center welcomes everyone to enjoy a free concert featuring The Vybrations on the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Come early for the Farmers’ Market!

Are You Ready For The Orange Strawberry Festival?

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Jun 102017
 

Years ago, the little Orange Congregational Church Strawberry Festival moved from the Town Green to the Orange Fairgrounds and that is where it will be again this year on Saturday, June 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free parking/Free admission

Come join the expanded Arts and Craft Fair and Home Show at the 9th Annual Strawberry Festival featuring live music, hayrides, children’s events, a Red Car Show and fabulous food, including sausage and peppers, burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, strawberry shortcake, sundaes, and chocolate-dipped berries.

Don’t forget to bring home a jar of jam or one of the church’s famous strawberry rhubarb pies (they’re amazing!)

If you are a vendor and would like to display your wares, sign up to get a table now.

Schedule of Events

  • 9 AM ­­–Pancake Breakfast
  • 10 AM-3 PM –Red Car Show
  • 11 AM- 12 Noon –Hay Rides
  • 12 Noon -12:45 PM –Al DeCant – Children’s Entertainment
  • 1 PM-5 PM–Furious George- classic rock
  • 2 PM-3 PM–Magician -Bryan Lizotte
  • 4 PM –Pie Eating Contest

All Day

60+ Vendors
Artisans, antiques, local businesses, and service organizations
Rides, Face Painting, Children’s Games

The rain date is Sunday, June 11, same place and time.

Full Strawberry Moon At Peak At 9 A.M. Today

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Jun 092017
 

Today, check out the mini strawberry full moon.

The word Supermoon has been so overused in the past few years that it’s refreshing to hear the term minimoon for a change.

So, why minimoon? The moon is far away from Earth and appears to be about 7% smaller than the average full moon.

The Native Americans call the June full moon the Strawberry Moon because this it the time of year when strawberries are harvested.

By the way, don’t forget, the Strawberry Festival takes place on the Orange Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(so, if you’re going to the Amity Baseball game in Middletown at noon, stop by the Strawberry Festival and pick up a strawberry shortcake or a wonderful strawberry rhubarb pie before you leave town)

 

Law Enforcement’s Special Olympics Torch Run Today!

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Jun 092017
 

Members of the Orange Police Department will be running in the Special Olympics Torch Run today, Friday, June 9, beginning at 4 p.m.

The Milford PD will pass off the torch at the Orange Town Line on the Boston Post Road at the Raymour and Flanagan outlet store.

Orange Runs up to the West Haven Town Line just past the Guitar Center.

Joining the Orange PD will be Denise Stein and Dennis Marsh from the Orange Senior Services Department. Come out and cheer them on!

Baseball: Witness History In The Making (Again)

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Jun 082017
 

Last year, the Amity Spartans became the first baseball team in CT history to win four consecutive state championships, now they’re hoping to break their own record to make it five.

Amity Baseball fans, consider coming to support the baseball team as they “Drive for 5” and play for the Class LL State Championship this Saturday, June 10 at Noon!

The game is at Palmer Field in Middletown.

Here is the LINK for tickets. It is best to buy them in advance.

Don’t forget to wear your AMITY gear or Black and Gold!

Jun 072017
 

The number 1 Amity Spartans Baseball Team played in the CIAC Class LL semifinal against Danbury in Waterbury today.

The Spartans got a quick 2-0 lead and just kept going.

Danbury picked up two runs in the first six innings but simply couldn’t pass Amity’s 3 to 4 run lead.

The Amity Spartans won 5-2 and advance to their fifth consecutive state championship game, this year against Staples.

Baseball: CIAC Class LL Semifinal Tonight!

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Jun 072017
 

Clear skies and pleasant temperatures make for a nice night to Play Ball!

The CIAC Class LL State Tournament Semifinal game that was postponed last night will take place this evening at 7 p.m.

Amity goes up against Danbury at Municipal Stadium in Waterbury at 7 p.m.

Get on out to the ball game and cheer on our Amity Spartans and remember, there IS an admission fee.

Orange Responds To Fatal Accident On Route 15

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Jun 052017
 

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department was called to an accident scene on the Wilbur Cross Parkway near Exit 59 Northbound at 7:15 a.m.

According to reports, a driver was killed after he lost control of his vehicle and hit a tree on the Parkway in Woodbridge (about a mile before the tunnel).

Ludlowe Bows To Amity In Third Round CIAC Tourney Game

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Jun 032017
 

It’s been a long season, but we are almost there, the Amity Spartans Baseball team shut out Fairfield Ludlowe 12-0 today in Woodbridge.

It was like a nice autumn day up on the hill, windy and cloudy – perfect baseball weather. The only ones sweating it out were the Falcons.

The game got off to a slow start with no score in the first inning.

Second inning — Ludlowe failed to score again, but Amity came alive. Colin Beaulieu and Pat Winkel brought in runners on walks and Andy Hague brought one in on a single. 3-0 Amity

Third inning — 0 for Ludlowe. Beaulieu walked and Amity scored a run. Hague hit a two-run single, Jack Nolan hit a two-run triple and Max Scheps had a one-run single. 9-0 Amity

No action in the fourth.

Fifth inning — Nolan had a one-run triple and Scheps had a one-run single. (Somewhere in there another run came in). 12-0 Amity

And that was all she wrote, neither team scored after that and Amity advances in the tournament.

Athletic Director Ernie Goodwin tweeted: “Spartans win their 27th consecutive postseason game, head back to LL semifinals.”

The Lady Spartans ended their season today in Stamford, but they had a really good run.