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Run Close To Home, The Turkey Trot Tradition Continues

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Nov 202017

In what has truly become an annual tradition in the Town of Orange, The Rotary Club of Orange will host its 5th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5k Road Race and 2 Mile Walk on Thanksgiving morning, November 23, 2017.

Whether you are a competitive runner, a casual jogger or just like to go for a nice walk on a beautiful autumn day, this event is sure to be one that you will enjoy participating in. Each of the past four years, the number of participants has grown significantly, making this one of our most important and successful fundraisers.

The race will take place on a scenic USATF certified and sanctioned course and will start at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, and run through Orange with a finish back at the Community Center. 

Race Details

$25.00 by November 17th – $30.00 After and on Race Day

Early Packet Pickup and Late Registration – Wednesday, November 22 at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Rd., Orange, CT  from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Awards: Trophies to the top male and female finishers overall. Medals to the top three male and female finishers in each division. Divisions 5K Run (12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+).  Finisher Ribbons for Walkers.  Top quality T-Shirts for all PRE-REGISTERED participants.  Refreshments will be served after the race.  There is ample parking.  Timing and Results by FastTrack Timing, LLC. The following are the logistics for signing up and race day information.

5K RUN – 8:00 AM
FUN WALK – 8:05 AM

TO REGISTER – go to www.rotarycluboforange.org  or www.fasttracktiming.com

GPS DIRECTIONS: Enter the following address on your GPS: 525 Orange Center Rd, Orange, CT 06477

Race organizer and tri-athlete Carl Russell (don’t worry, he’s not running in the race) has been the driving force behind this event since its inception five years ago. Thanks to his hard work, leadership, and commitment to the success of the race, it has become a “don’t miss” race for participants from both near and far.

The funds raised from this event will go towards supporting several of the Orange Rotary’s initiatives both locally and abroad. Locally, Rotary provides dictionaries to every third grader in Orange, register area children in the Amber Alert ID Program and make much-needed donations to support the town food pantry, energy assistance programs, and others.

The last five years the Rotary has participated in “Operation Warm” and donated thousands of coats to area schools and shelters to help keep underprivileged kids warm. Additionally, the club awards $6,000 in college scholarships annually to high school seniors from Orange.

Internationally, our fundraising efforts support clean water projects around the globe, donating funds for heart surgeries for hundreds of needy children and the ongoing fight against polio which still represents a threat to populations in many countries.

Please join in to help support this fun and worthy event and get your Thanksgiving Day off to a great start!

Sign Up for Youth Services April Babysitting and Artist Colony Courses

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Mar 282015

babysitter2.s600x600Youth Services is planning to have the next babysitting course on Thursday, April 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 pm. at the High Plains Community Center.

The course is for students ages 12-14 and offers a babysitting curricula and First Aid certification. Cost is $20.

Class limited to twelve students.

Youth Services will also offer another Artist Colony

Water Colors class with artist Audrey Galer on Monday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at High Plains.

All materials and instruction included. Class limited to twelve students. There is no cost to the program.

Parents need to contact John Ulatowski, Youth Services Coordinator at julatowski@orange-ct.gov to register their child for the course(s).

Schedule Your Parent-Teacher Conference Now

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Nov 042013

parent-teacher-conferenceAmity Principal Charles Britton announced that the scheduling system for the Wednesday, Nov. 20 parent conferences opened at 8 a.m. this morning.

Many of the time slots are already full.

Conferences will be held from 5:00-7:30 p.m.

To register for a parent-teacher conference, click http://www.virtualparagon.com/amity5ahs/conference/. You will need the master password to register in the system. The master password is “studentreport.”

After entering the master password, parents will create a log-in, and be prompted through the registration process.

As a reminder, a second parent conference is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 4.

The system will begin accepting registrations for the Dec. 4 conference on Monday, Nov. 25 at 8 a.m.



Winter Sports Meeting Slated for Tuesday Night

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Nov 022012

A photo from the 2011 season

There will be a mandatory meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 6 in the Main Gymnasium at 6 p.m. for athletes and parent/guardians.  This meeting is for those students interested in Winter Sports that are part of the Amity High School Athletic Program.

For more information and the necessary forms, visit http://www.amityregion5.org/subsite/arhs/page/amity-athletics-358

Winter sports include: Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Ice Hockey, Girls Ice Hockey, Boys Indoor Track, Girls Indoor track, Boys Ski Racing, Girls Ski Racing, Boys Swimming, and Wrestling.

These sports begin Nov. 26, anyone interested in sponsoring one of the teams on Orangectlive.com, please contact Terri at 203-506-1747. Sponsors could be a company, individual or group of parents.

Information For Students Driving To Amity High School

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Aug 112012

Amity High School students who wish to drive to school must register their vehicles and pay a $100 registration fee.

Payments will only be accepted online using the MyPaymentsPlus System on the Amity Regional School District Website.

Students must provide a copy of their driver’s license and complete the attached vehicle registration form.

Vehicle registration forms must be returned to the attendance secretary in the Main Office.