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UPDATE: Police Confirm Break-In At Target

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Sep 202018
 

Earlier this morning, Orange Live posted a piece about a large police presence at Target.

We requested information and received confirmation of our preliminary report.

Asst. Chief Max Martins said, “The Orange Police Department received a complaint at 1:39 a.m. of a burglary in progress at Target, 25 Boston Post Road. One suspect was apprehended on scene. The investigation is still active and no further information can be released at this time. Anyone with information can call Sergeant Michael Kosh of the Investigative Services Unit at 203-891-2138.”

What Happened At Target?

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Sep 202018
 

Early this morning, passing residents noticed a police presence at the Target store on the Boston Post Road in Orange.

As of this morning, the store was closed. So, what happened?

We are still trying to get official confirmation, but preliminary information is that around 2 a.m. there was an attempted break-in through an unusual entryway.

We will update this story as it develops and as soon as we receive confirmation from the Orange Police.

Support Your Amity Spartans Varsity Athletes

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Sep 192018
 

The remainder of this week’s sports schedule is as follows:

Thursday, Sept. 20

Girls Soccer vs Foran HOME at Amity Field # 3  3:45 p.m.

Boys Cross Country vs Guilford, Hillhouse, Sheehan AWAY at East River Preserve 4:00 p.m.

Girls Cross Country vs Guilford, Hillhouse, Sheehan AWAY at East River Preserve 4:00 p.m.

Field Hockey vs Fairfield Warde HOME at Amity 4:00 p.m.

Girls Swimming and Diving vs Sheehan HOME Orange Community Center Pool 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 21

Boys Soccer vs Hamden AWAY Hamden Turf Field #1 5:00 p.m.

Girls Volleyball vs Shelton AWAY Shelton Gym 6:30 p.m.

Football vs Hillhouse HOME at Amity 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 22

Girls Cross Country Ocean State Invitational AWAY Rhode Island 9:00 a.m.

Field Hockey vs New Milford AWAY New Milford High School 1:00 p.m.

Get Your Tickets For The Academic and Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner

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Sep 192018
 

Here is a complete list of this year’s honorees who will be honored at the annual Amity Hall of Fame / Hall of Honor Dinner at Grassy Hill Country Club in Orange on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at 5:30 p.m.

Academic Hall of Honor

John Bencivengo,  Jr. – Class of 1976

The owner, Executive Chef, U.S.S. Chowder Pot III

 

Steven A. Conn – Class of 1981

Associate Athletics Director/Director of Sports Publicity, Yale University

 

Tara Leigh Knight – Class of 1983

Founder and Sr. Partner, Knight and Cerritelli Attorneys at Law

 

Richard Krevolin – Class of 1982

Screenwriter, Author, Playwright, Professor

 

Jesse L. Sendroff – Class of 2000

Director of Advance and Special Assistant to the Mayor, City of New York

Athletic Hall of Fame

Margaux Farrell – Class of 2008

Swimming

 

Thom Jacobs – Class of 1982

Track Coach

 

 

Robin (Gordon) Schaffer – Class of 1975

Field Hockey / Tennis

 

Brandon Stavola – Class of 2004

Wrestling

 

Chung-Yi Sun – Class of 1998

Indoor and Outdoor Track

 

Beth (Gedansky) Young – Class of 1986

Devoted Supporter/ Booster Club

 

Get Your Tickets Now

Dinner tickets are $50 in advance with a purchase deadline of October 1, 2018. There will be no tickets
for purchase at the door.

For Athletic Hall of Fame tickets, make checks made payable to Amity Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame
and mail to:

Amity High School Athletic Department
Att. Lori Bonney
25 Newton Rd. Woodbridge CT 06525.

For Academic Hall of Honor tickets, make checks made payable to the Amity Hall of Honor and mail to:

Amity District Office
Att. Carol Lange
25 Newton Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525.

 

Lions Invite All To lts Fourth Annual Comedy Night — Three Acts On The Bill

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Sep 192018
 

The Orange Lions invite the public to “Come Laugh With Us”, its 4th annual comedy night at St. Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church’s social hall, 480 Racebrook Road on Saturday, October 13. Doors will open at 7 p.m. to cabaret-style seating where patrons can BYOB and snacks. Setups will be provided, as well as desserts and coffee at the end of the show. A raffle drawing will be held with several baskets on display and awarded to those who choose to participate.

The entertainment for the evening will start at 8 p.m. and feature three stand-up comedians. The announcer and headliner is Craig “Fig” Figuereido, whose credits include appearances on HBO, MTV and Showtime channels, among others. Also appearing is Nikki Carr, from Last Comic Standing, and the Ellen Show. Rounding up the night’s billing is Aldo Marachlian, who has appeared in Comedy After Dark-Comedy Central and at the Apollo.

This is the fourth annual Orange Lions comedy show, for which the net proceeds will be donated to Orange Lions Charities. These include the Community Grants program, which benefits local organizations such as the Volunteer Fire Dept., the library, girls scouts, etc., the Lions Clubs International Foundation, and other blindness prevention programs.

Tickets are $30 each if purchased in advance, or $35 at the door, and are available from any Orange Lion, or by calling Lion Ken Lenz at (203) 795-3906. As is true of most stand-up comedy this is an adult-theme show intended for mature audiences only.

So please “come laugh with us” for a great cause, and have a good time. This popular event is growing each year and may sell out. Get your tickets soon.

Farmers’ Market Season Is Running Down

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Sep 192018
 

The Orange Community Farmers’ Market runs on Thursdays until next week, September 27, under the Pavilion at the Orange Fairgrounds, High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road in Orange. Market hours are from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

There are many full-time vendors and part-time vendors selling their farm-grown products including vegetables, fruit, meats, baked goods, honey, pasta, soaps, crafts, pet food and more! Farms from the local area will be present; including Grassy Hill, Laurel Glen, Mapleview, North Pease, Oronoque, and Shamrock.

Other vendors include Braids by Britt, Durante’s Pasta, Kind Cactus, Lizzie’s Corner, Mill Pond Essentials, Sweet Seidner’s, and Vic’s Guac Shop and food trucks include Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale, Zuppardi’s and Tipsey Cones.

Come on down and take advantage of the fresh farm to table choices while you can. Just one week left after today.

Field Hockey: Lady Spartans Going Strong In 2018

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Sep 182018
 

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The Amity Lady Spartans Field Hockey team hosted the Daniel Hand Tigers at Amity on Monday.

Amity junior Tess Csejka made an unassisted goal in the first half, then Hand’s Jacqui Sandor scored on an assist from Lucy Cutler.

The 1-1 tie score held through the second half and into overtime.

With no additional points on either side, the game went on the books as a tie.

Records: Amity 2-1-1, Hand 3-0-1

 

Annual Health And Safety Fair on Friday

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Sep 182018
 

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The 17th Annual Health and Safety Fair will take place on Friday, September 21, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Admission is free.

Vendors representing all sorts of agencies will be on hand to give out information about products and services that benefit older adults.

There will be raffle prizes and refreshments.

The event is sponsored by Coldwell Banker, Orange Visiting Nurses Association, Maplewood of Orange and the Orange Senior Center.

For more information call 203-891-4784.

Boys Soccer: Ali Bobi Leads Spartans to Win Against Foran

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Sep 182018
 

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The Amity Spartans were on the road in Milford for a game against the Foran Lions on Monday.

In the first half, Ali Bobi scored a goal assisted by Dean Saracino, giving Amity a 1-0 lead.

The second half saw some more action, with the Lions’ Caleb Tondora tying the game with a penalty kick.

The remainder of the game was all Amity: Austin Gilbride made an unassisted goal, 15 minutes later Arian Bobi also made an unassisted goal, followed by a second Ali Bobi/Dean Saracino goal just two minutes later.

Amity outshot Foran 18-4

The Spartans won 4-1

Records: Amity 2-1-0, Foran 1-2-0

 

Orange Day At The Beardsley Zoo

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Sep 182018
 

It only happens once a year, and that time is coming soon.

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport will host Orange Day on Sunday, Sept. 30.

Orange residents can enjoy a day of fun at the zoo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a reduced admission cost of just $5 with an ID as proof of residence.

This is a great time to visit the zoo. Rochan the Red Panda and his new mate Mari are preparing to move into their new habitat. Shy, the Red Wolf has a new companion named Peanut. And of course, the two tiger cubs are getting bigger and more beautiful every day.

One of the most exciting things to happen this past summer is the birth of a baby Giant Anteater on July 30. The previous one was born a couple of years ago and everyone had a wonderful time watching it grow.

Unfortunately, you probably won’t be able to see this little boy by Orange Day as he’s still a little too young.

So, mark your calendars and cross your fingers for excellent fall weather on Sept. 30. Don’t forget your ID!