Orange Lions Club Announces Its Comedy Night Fundraiser

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Sep 182017

The Orange Lions Club is proud to bring back by popular demand Comedy Night! Come join us for an exciting night of great food, beverages, and fun.

This year the event will feature a variety of Comedians to entertain and amuse you. They will have you rolling with laughter.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 14, 2017, at St. Barbara Hall at 480 Racebrook Road, Orange. The event starts at 6:00 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the show starting at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $30.00 pp and VIP tickets are $35.00 Reserve a table for family and friends!!

There will be basket raffles, door prizes, a cash bar, beer and wine, coffee and dessert. Call 203-795-9651 for more information or to reserve a table!

You don’t want to miss this!!

Amity Academic Hall of Honor and Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Ticket Deadline Approaching

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Sep 182017

The 2017-2018 Amity Academic Hall of Honor and Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at Grassy Hill Country Club, Orange on Thursday, October 19 at 5:30 p.m.

Dinner tickets are $50 in advance with a purchase deadline of September 29th. There will be no tickets
for purchase at the door.

For Athletic Hall of Fame tickets make checks payable to the Amity Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame, and
send to Amity High School Athletic Department, Attention: Lori Bonney, 25 Newton Road, Woodbridge
CT 06525.

For Academic Hall of Honor tickets make checks payable to the Amity Hall of Honor, and mail to Amity
District Office, Attention: Carol Lange, 25 Newton Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525.

Scott Feinberg

EDITOR’S NOTE: Back when he was a Sophomore or Junior at Amity, I hired one of this year’s honorees, Scott Feinberg, as a freelancer for the Amity Observer Newspaper. I was so impressed with his attention to detail and can-do attitude and more so, his knowledge of film and an uncanny ability to choose the winners in each category of the Academy Awards year after year. 

I am so proud of this young man and have followed his professional career for more than a decade as he lives his dream. Congratulations, Scott!

Open House Sept. 17: 4 Bedroom Beauty With New “Everything”

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Sep 172017

Come visit this open house at 714 Ridge Road, Orange today (Sept. 17) between 11:30-2:30.

Click HERE for details and photos.

The Low Down


New Roof. New High-Efficiency Gas Heating System. It’s 2,335 sqft 4 Bedroom, 3 baths with new AC, Granite Kitchen with Stainless. Complete New septic system. City water. New 200 amp electrical service. 3 season sunroom.
A great flat lot. New On-Demand Gas Water Heater. New Garage Doors 09/17 Freshly finished Hardwood floors throughout.
Big full dry basement and Sun Room not counted in square footage. 2 car garage. 35-foot long great room
Great neighborhood and convenient location to Yale, I95, Rt 1, Rt 34, Rt 15, shopping and restaurants. It’s a must see! option for new windows.

Priced at $324,000.

Mark Your Calendars For The Senior Health And Safety Fair

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Sep 122017

The Laughter Yoga Club demonstrated their moves at a past senior health fair.

The 16th Annual Health and Safety Fair will take place at the High Plains Community Center on Friday, September 15 from 9:30 am to 12 noon.

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.

Sponsored by Coldwell Banker, Orange Visiting Nurses Association, Maplewood of Orange and the Orange Senior Center.

Admission is free.

For more information call 203-891-4784.

UPDATED: The Orange Chamber Presents … Upcoming Event Listings

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Sep 112017

The Orange Chamber of Commerce offers the following upcoming events.

The BAH scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, has been postponed!

September 14 – Breakfast & Leads – 8 a.m. at Maplewood of Orange, 245 Indian River Road.

Social Media for NON-Millennials Presentation by Cloudriders Michael Acostamadiedo Complimentary Breakfast provided by Maplewood Orange.

Reservations a MUST: call 203-795-3328 or send an e-mail to: director@orangectchamber.com open at NO cost to the first 20 who register!!

October 17 – LEAD’s Meeting, 8:00 a.m. at Maplewood Senior Living, 245 Indian River Road, Orange

October 24 – Business After Hours at The Milford Bank, 1455 Boston Post Road, Milford, from 5-7 P.M., $15 Octoberfest Beers from Wines & More, Appetisers by Bar 333, “Lock In” photo booth by 24/7 Entertainment, Discount tickets available to the first 25 who register!

October 26First Selectman Debate, Town of Orange, at Grassy Hill Country Club, 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.


Orange Community Women Present “Women & War”

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Sep 102017

Connecticut’s history is filled with remarkable women who have achieved extraordinary things.
Women have been involved in military conflicts from the beginning of time; some as warriors, some as spies and others who made the munitions or simply called for peace.

Connecticut women are among the finest and bravest who have stood for their cause – sometimes defying
gender norms, and often without the recognition they deserved.

Orange Community Women is proud to host “Women & War,” a presentation which will spotlight noted women warriors, including a teenager who helped save Danbury during the Revolutionary War, Harriet Beecher Stowe who sowed the seeds of conflict leading to the Civil War, and how Margaret Bourke-White’s photography brought civilians face to face with the war front for the first time. We will learn more about this year’s Hall of Fame inductees including

We will learn more about this year’s Hall of Fame inductees including our own Captain Kristen M. Griest, Amity graduate, and the first female infantry officer in the US Army and one of the first two women to graduate from Army Ranger School.

This free event, part of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame “Talks on the Road” series will be held on Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Case Memorial Library.

The mission of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame is to honor publicly the achievements of Connecticut Women, preserve their stories, educate the public, and inspire the continued achievements of women and girls. CWHF Inductees prove that women are just as tough as men and will inspire others to shatter gender barriers. For more information on CWHF visit www.cwhf.org

Orange Community Women is a chapter of Connecticut Junior Women, Inc. and seeks to unite the women of Orange and surrounding areas by participating in community service and providing enrichment, leadership and social interaction.

OCW meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00 at the High Plains Community Center and new members are always welcome. For information about joining OCW, please contact Donna Wesolowski at

Exclusive: A First Look: Trunk Or Treat 2017

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Sep 102017

In 2012, Hurricane Sandy swept through Orange and surrounding communities and states causing extensive damage and threatened to cancel Halloween for hundreds of thousands of children everywhere.

Orange resident, Brad Marcus declared war on Sandy with the battle cry, “We won’t let Sandy take our candy” and with the help of Alice DiNicola organized the first ever Orange CT Trunk or Treat.

Each year the popular event grew bigger and children of all ages experience the joy of trick or treating in a safe environment.

Marcus had to bow out for personal reasons this year, leaving the event in the capable hands of his longtime co-chairman, Alice DiNicola.

Alice put a committee of experienced and willing town employees together, determined to make the 2017 Trunk or Treat a memorable event for all involved.

All of the details have not yet been released, but Orange Live is the first to let you know that Trunk or Treat will take place on the Orange Fairgrounds on Saturday, Oct. 28 with a rain date of Sunday, Oct. 29.

How it works

Participants arrive at the fairgrounds and set up their cars (decorations, candy, etc) between 12 – 1 p.m.

Children will be let in to “trick or treat” from vehicle to vehicle from 1 – 4 p.m.

For everyone’s safety, No vehicles are allowed to leave (drive on the fairgrounds) until the event is completely over.


NOTE: Come back to Orange Live for more information as it becomes available. 


Amity Football: Not A Bad Start To The Season

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Sep 092017

The Amity Spartans Varsity Football Team played against the Harding Presidents in Woodbridge under the Friday night lights and the glow of the waning Gibbous moon with a full crowd in the stands. The Amity Army en masse, Dance Team looking sharp in new uniforms and our brand new cheerleading squad offering just the right amount of enthusiasm.

Coach Ted Czepiga must have been practicing the 2017 team hard. They came on strong, scoring the first (and second) touchdowns of the game, and holding onto their lead never letting Harding get too close.

A few standout Amity players were seniors Chris Butler, Luke Smith, Ryan Sabo, Matt Weidenfeller and kicker Jordan Conn.

The Spartans won this game 24-14. Let’s hope the season continues like this.

Here are your 2017 Amity Spartans:

3 Dan Beckwith OLB, RB Junior

4 Jake Forchetti WR, DB  Sophomore

5 Chris Butler  WR  Senior

7 Quinton Tilghman  QB, OLB Sophomore

9 Andy Gnidula TE, DB Sophomore

10 Luke Smith WR, DB Senior

11 Jamie Genovese  RB, LB  Sophomore

12 James Laubstein QB Sophomore

13 Paul Buda WR, DB Senior

14 Rayshon Jacobs RB, DB Sophomore

15 Ryan Sabo (Captain) OLB, RB Senior

20 Jack Figuly WR, CB Sophomore

21 AJ Pocwierz WR, CB Sophomore

22 Matt Weidenfeller CB, WR Senior

23 Alex Ablozhey WR, LB  Sophomore

24 Clayton Fischman WR, LB Senior

25 Sam Sachs  RB, LB Sophomore

27 Jordan Conn, K, PK  Senior

28 Mike Allen TE, DL Senior

35 Bryce Feltman TE, DL  Senior

50 Daniel Cavanagh  OL, DL Sophomore

52 Gabe Lipsitz OL, LB junior

54 Brendan Dizenzo OL, DL Senior

55 Elis Feola (captain) OL, DL Senior

58 Joe Digello OL, DL Sophomore

60 Bryant Esparo  OL, DL  Senior

61 Sam Papelo  OL, DL Freshman

64 John Healey OL, DL  Sophomore

66 John Benanto  OL, DL  Senior

68 Jeremiah Schmidtke OL, DL  Sophomore

72 Ryan Biagetti OL, DL  Junior

73 Janek Olofsson  OL, DL  Sophomore

76 Mekhl Ellis  OL, DL  Sophomore

78 Justin Griffin  OL, DL  Junior

81 Nico Semmonella TE, DL Sophomore

84 Quentin Pitter WR, DB Senior

86 Ricky Fagan WR, DB Senior

87 Adam Boyle Junior

89 Mike Dimatteo Senior

Don’t Miss The 46th Annual Fire Apparatus Show & Muster

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Sep 082017

Engine 260 will host its 46th annual Fire Apparatus Show and Muster at Eisenhower Park, 725 North Street, Milford, on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This event is a fire department enthusiasts favorite, beginning with the Parade of Fire Apparatus.

Once at Eisenhower Park the apparatus are lined up in the parking lot for all to see (children especially love this).

Cheer our Orange Volunteers on during the various Firefighter Team Competitions and marvel at the power of the various trucks and firefighter’s skills in the Pumping Contests.

Browse through the Firematic Flea Market and Exhibitions.

Have lunch and enjoy a variety of Food & Refreshments.

Check out the Demonstrations

The Engine 260 Muster donates all proceeds to the Milford Recreation Department’s Camp Happiness program which benefits children with special needs. As always the firefighters hope you will come and enjoy the show and support a very important cause.

Applications for Competition and Vendor spots are still available on the website www.engine260.org.

Obituary: Louis L. Ceruzzi Jr., 63, Beloved Son of Lucille Ceruzzi

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Sep 082017

Louis L. Ceruzzi Jr., 63, founder, and president of Ceruzzi Properties, a successful real estate development company involved in a number of large-scale real estate projects in Manhattan, died from a coronary event Thursday, August 31, in New York City.

Mr. Ceruzzi was also a successful restaurateur, owning several restaurants in New York City, Nantucket, Boston, and Connecticut.

The son of Lucille and the late Louis L. Ceruzzi, Mr. Ceruzzi was a resident of Southport. He was born in New Haven and raised in Woodbridge.

He received a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law. He began his career as a tax attorney in New Haven, CT in the 1980s, and practiced law for several years before transitioning into real estate development.

Mr. Ceruzzi is survived by his wife, Terese, of Southport and Nantucket; a daughter, Gabrielle Ceruzzi Healey, and her husband Matthew of Southport; a son, James M. Ceruzzi of New York City; and grandchildren Jackson and Blake.

He is also survived by his mother, Lucille Ceruzzi of Orange; three siblings, Dr. William Ceruzzi of West Hartford, Judith Craig of Greenwich and John Ceruzzi of Southport; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 11, 2017, at 12 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1719 Post Road, Fairfield, CT. The mass will be preceded by a wake from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the church devotional chapel. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to families impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, through the American Red Cross.

For more information or to sign an online register, visit SpearMillerFuneralHome.com.