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There Will Be An Orange Country Fair This Year

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Jul 162021
 

The Covid-19 virus was not kind to anyone. During its reign of terror we lost many precious Orange residents. We yearned for the days when we could hug our parents, friends, children and grandchildren among others.

We also lost so many opportunities to gather with family, friends and neighbors, including the 2020 annual Orange Country Fair.

The good news is that Connecticut has taken the virus seriously and many embraced the opportunity to get vaccinated. Unlike the states that ignored the importance of trying to keep themselves and others safe from getting infected and keeping the nightmare going, the Nutmeg State has succeeded in keeping the infection rate under 2% for a long time.

Although masks are no longer required in outdoor settings, some, who are afraid of contracting the extremely contagious Delta Variant, choose to continue wearing one. It’s a choice, and as long as everyone is respectful of one another, either decision is acceptable.

YES There Is A Fair

Thanks to the loosening of restrictions, there will be an Orange Country Fair this year.

The Country Fair Committee has announced that the fair will take place on [Friday, Sept. 17], Saturday, Sept. 18, and Sunday, Sept. 19.

Following is the schedule of fair events and the admission prices.

Friday, September 17, 2021
Contest Entry Drop Off 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Free Entry on Friday Only
Free Parking
Pets Not Allowed

Saturday, September 18, 2021
8:00 AM  –  7:00 PM
$8.00 Adults
$5.00 Senior Citizens
Children 14 and Under Free
Active Military Admission $5.00 w/ID
Free Parking  –  Free Shuttle
Pets Not Allowed  –  Alcohol Not Allowed on Grounds
ATMs Available – Located at the Main Food Area and at the Satellite Food Tent

Sunday, September 19, 2021
8:00 AM  –  6:00 PM
$8.00 Adults
$5.00 Senior Citizens
Children 14 and Under Free
Active Military Admission $5.00 w/ID
Free Parking  –  Free Shuttle
Pets Not Allowed  –  Alcohol Not Allowed on Grounds
ATMs Available – Located at the Main Food Area and at the Satellite Food Tent

Exhibits removed on Sunday at 6:00 PM

Get Ready For The Orange Country Fair

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Jun 092019
 

The Orange Country Fair is a tradition in town, and every year it goes off seamlessly.

People may think that it’s because it’s been going on so long that it’s easy to set up and run. But it takes a village to organize such a huge two-day event and make it entertaining and successful.

On Monday, the Orange Country Fair Committee met to discuss plans for this year’s fair.

The event will take place at the Orange Fairgrounds, Sept. 20 (with the tractor pull and contest entry drop-offs), Sept. 21-22.

A Boy Scout has chosen to make benches for his Eagle project, [like the green ones shown in the photo] and they will be ready in time for the fair, so guests will have a comfortable place to rest at the fairgrounds.

Those members who’ve been in charge of specific contests or other areas of the fair know what they have to do. For example, as always, Bobby Fantarella is rounding up the entertainment for the weekend.

The Committee is hoping to obtain a few more Little Tykes Cozy Coupes for the little kids’ “Driving School.”

This is a good time for students to gather up their dioramas, photos, artwork or collections, including any that they may have made as school projects prior to summer vacation. There are so many areas of the fair where plants or any of the above-mentioned items can be entered and displayed for a chance to earn a ribbon.

Adults, too, start cultivating your plants and flowers and working on your photos, crafts, or artwork. Maybe this will be your year to take home a Best-In-Show Ribbon.

Remember that the fair runs smoothly with volunteer help. Consider clearing your calendar for a few hours on Sept. 21-22 to help out in the food tent this year. Your participation will be greatly appreciated.

Wrestling: Amity Wins Meet Against New Haven

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Jan 132016
 

IMG_1382The Amity Wrestling team hosted New Haven in Woodbridge on Tuesday night.

Several of the matches resulted in forfeits due to the absence of an opponent.

Following are the results:

106 weight class, Amity, Chadwick forfeit.

113, Amity, Rothman forfeit

120 Amity, Cala, forfeit

126 Boylanger (NH) outscored Fucci (A),  3-1

132 Amity, Keylock, forfeit

138 Carpenter (A) pinned Rodriguez (NH) in 1:57

145 Okeke (NH) pinned Seaton (A)

152 Amity, Morrissey, forfeit

160 Amity Bonvicini, forfeit

170 Forfeit

182 Fernandez (NH) pinned Hoddinott (A)

195 Amity, Lottick, forfeit

220 Benanto (A) pinned Mikolike (NH) in 22 seconds

285 – the battle of the night Photos (A) outscored Stiles (NH) 3-2.

Final: Amity 57, New Haven 15

Wrestling: Xavier Takes Amity To The Mat

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Dec 232015
 

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The Amity Spartans wrestling team lost its first season meet against Xavier 57-24 on Monday, Dec. 21.

Following are the results:

Amity’s winning matches:

106 Chadwick (A) pinned Calavito (X) 1.12

113 Rothman (A) pinned Sentarskero (X) .49sec

120 Cala (A) pinned Ward (X) 1.38

285 Photos (A) pinned Polansky (X) 3.17

 

Xavier’s winning matches: 

126 Fucci (A) lost to Leroux (X) 5-4

132 Keylock (A) was pinned by Moynahan (X) 1.00

138 Christian (A) was pinned by Holland (X) .25sec

152:Devito (X) pinned Morrissey (A) 1.18

160 Bonvincini (A) was pinned by Sin (X) .31 sec

182: Hoddinott (A) was pinned by Olivera (X) 1.50

195: Vall (X) pinned Lev(A)  1.06

 

220 Benanto(A) was pinned by Mortorelli (X) 51 sec

Forfeitures: 

(No opponent available in their weight class)

145 Lawler (X) won by FFT

170 Del’osso (X) won by FFT