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Baseball: Amity Now 15-2 With Three Games To Go

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May 162017
 

On April 17, the Amity Spartans Baseball team defeated the Daniel Hand Tigers, 4-3 in Woodbridge.

The mighty Spartans had 13 consecutive wins this season, until their rematch with the Tigers in Madison on Monday, May 8.

The Tigers handed Amity its first loss of the season, getting their revenge with an identical score to their loss in April.

Scoreboard
Amity 010 110  0 — 3
Hand  012 001 X — 4 

The Spartans picked themselves up and hosted Career Magnet in Woodbridge two days later on May 10. Amity won 9-2.

The following day, on May 11, the Spartans were on the road for a game against Norwich Free Academy. Amity played the way we’re used to and shut Norwich out 11-0. Bringing their season record to 15-1.

Notre Dame – West Haven

On April 24, the Spartans defeated Notre Dame – West Haven 4-2 at Quigley Stadium.

On Monday night, Notre Dame got its revenge at Old Tavern Park in Orange by defeating the Spartans 1-3 (a 2-run home run in the third or fourth inning sealed the deal).

The Spartans are now 15-2.

Final Three

The Spartans only have three more games left in the regular season, all to be played this week: Home at Amity on Tuesday against Jonathan Law at 4 p.m.; Away in Wallingford at Sheehan on Wednesday at 3:45 p.m.; and Home at Old Tavern Road against Cheshire on Friday at 7 p.m.

Crafters And Vendors Wanted For Food Truck Festival

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May 162017
 

Organizers of the annual Race Brook School Food Truck Festival are still looking for crafters and vendors for the upcoming event.

This year’s festival is scheduled for Friday, May 26 from 4-8 p.m. at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road.

You may rent a space for $30 per table. If interested, e-mail RBSfoodtruckfest@yahoo.com.

We have already secured the below direct sales vendors: Avon, Chloe + Isabel, doTerra, Jafra Cosmetics, LaLaRoe, Magnabilities, Magnolia and Vine, Origami Owl, Pampered Chef, Paparazzi, Scentsy, Tastefully Simple, Thirty One, Usborne Books, Tupperware, Touchtone Crystal

For more information on the festival, visit their Facebook page.

Residents, mark your calendars for May 26!

Here, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty…Is This One Yours?

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May 162017
 

Has anyone lost a gray cat?

This cute cat was sighted on Englewood Drive last Wednesday and again on Monday, and then this afternoon (Wednesday, May 17).

Johns Hopkins Honors Orange Student

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May 152017
 

Armaan Patel from Orange, Connecticut, was honored as one of the brightest young students in the world at a recent awards ceremony sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY).

Armaan, a participant in the CTY Talent Search, was recognized for scoring exceptionally high on a rigorous, above-grade-level test.

As part of the CTY Talent Search, advanced students in second through eighth grades take challenging tests that can reveal their true capacity for learning. Seventh and eighth graders take the SAT or ACT, the same tests used for college admissions. These students may also take advanced versions of the School and College Ability Test (SCAT) or the Spatial Test Battery (STB). Younger students take the SCAT, STB, or PSAT 8/9.

Armaan, a student at Amity Middle School, was one of more than 27,000 students from more than 65 countries who participated in the CTY Talent Search between March 2016 and February 2017. Only about 25 percent of Talent Search participants earned the High Honors designation.

This spring, more than 6,700 CTY Talent Search participants were invited to CTY award ceremonies across the U.S. and in China and Hong Kong. Most of these students also qualified for CTY’s summer and online courses. “We congratulate all of our CTY Talent Search honorees for their hard work and academic achievement,” said Elaine Tuttle Hansen, executive director of CTY. “This is a moment not just Page 1 of 2 Top students recognized for academic excellence by Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Armaan to celebrate our students, but to honor the parents and educators who recognized their academic talent and provided them with opportunities to develop it.”

Connecticut’s regional ceremonies took place at Yale University on Saturday, May 13, and Sunday, May 14.

Parenting Session: The Dangers Of Social Media

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May 152017
 

Orange Youth Services will have a Parenting session on Social Media and its effects upon Elementary and Middle School students.

The free session will take place on Monday, May 22 from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in the High Plains Community Center Cafeteria. The presentation

The presentation will be given by Wendy Gibbons -LCSW, Program Director of the Milford Prevention Council.

Ms. Gibbons will discuss many issues of concern to parents in regard the influence of media and peer communications. There also will be a question and answer session.

Refreshments will be served.

Orange High School Seniors: Apply Now For Youth Services College Assistance

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May 152017
 

Orange Youth Services has received funding that allows them to offer Orange High School seniors the opportunity to receive partial funding to assist them with college costs.

Youth Services has funding for two Orange senior students who can receive $500 each to help alleviate some of the cost of college tuition. The scholarships are for Orange senior students who have done well in the areas of academics and also extracurricular activities. The grant funding application form is very simple: a transcript copy of their High School grades and a list of any extra-curricular activities in which they may have participated.

Applications are available at the Community Services Office, 525 Orange Center Road, Monday through Friday 8:30-4:30. Completed applications may be dropped off at the Community Center or mailed to Orange Youth Services, Attn: John Ulatowski, High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Rd. Orange Ct. 06477.

NOTE: All applications brought in or mailed must be received by the deadline of Friday, June 2.

Fisher Cats Are Nothing New To Orange

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May 142017
 

A Margaret Lane resident sent this to us today.

“Last year I saw a fisher cat twice in our back pond wood duck house and heard the “screams” in the night. I was very upset thinking he must have eaten eggs,” she said. “I haven’t seen the fisher cat this year and a female merganser duck had 11-12 babies jump out while we watched last week.”

Margaret Lane is on the opposite side of the Boston Post Road from where this year’s reports have come.

Open House: 3 Bedroom Home on Willard Road

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May 142017
 

9f147a772df8483-n10177247Straight out of a magazine! Better than new, 2016 custom renovation to this 3 bedroom, 2 full baths, 1,307 Sq. Ft. Ranch with a lovely front porch.
One level living at it’s best. Brand new oversized 2 car garage and new asphalt driveway, newer septic and city water.
The sunny open floor plan is accented by gleaming Bamboo hardwood floors and features a casual living room, dining room, and den.
A fabulous custom kitchen with granite counter tops, which will be a cooks delight! White cabinetry, center island, glass tile backsplash and brand new stainless steel fingerprint safe appliances.
Three main level bedrooms include an impressive Master bedroom with a walk-in closet, master bath with custom tile shower with glass door and double sinks. Main level laundry.
New mechanicals includes electric, plumbing and high-efficiency propane furnace and water heater. Newer roof on house and brand new roof on garage. Pristine move in condition. Offered for $359,999 (reduced).
Tastefully landscaped yard with seasonal plantings. Convenient to Route 34, Merritt Parkway and I-95. Truly an outstanding home.

Open House Today, May 14, 1-3 p.m. at 1036 Willard Road, Orange.

Tell the agent you saw this on Orangectlive.com.

LETTER: Charter Revision Referendum This Thursday — Your Vote Matters

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May 132017
 

Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation Benefits Region 5 Third-Graders

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May 122017
 

The Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation, headquartered in Orange, is dedicated to providing students of all ages in the Amity region and many surrounding cities and towns.

This week, third-grade students at Bethany Community School benefitted from a Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation grant and participated in a Magic Storybook play “Haunted in Time” set in the 1920’s.

The classes worked collaboratively on the “Page to Stage” program writing the script, memorizing lines, rehearsing and gathering costumes.

“They did an amazing job and should be commended,” said teacher Meladee Ruzbarsky.