Orange Chamber Elects New Board Members

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Jul 262017

The Orange Chamber of Commerce announced the election of new Board members and the officers for the 2017-2018 term. Starting in September, the officers are: president, Richard Zorena, UBS/ Eng Zorena Wealth Consulting, vice president, Silveras Sboui, Manager, Peoples United Bank Orange, treasurer, Isabel LaRue, Manager, TD Bank Milford,  secretary, Maria Sandillo, Apicella Adjusters Orange and immediate past president, Katerina Miller, Lead Analyst-Power Procurement, UIL Holdings Corp.

Newly elected to serve on the Board are Brian Clarke, Connecticut Capital Management Group Milford, Janet Harrison, Manager, The Milford Bank, Orange/Milford, Leslie Marsh, Cruise Planners, Pamela Perrelli, Sales Manager, Courtyard Marriott Orange.

Returning members-at-large include Cathy Bradley, Prindle Hill Construction, Lou DeSimone, Cellini Jewelers, The Orange sTimes, Vincent Marino, Cohen & Wolf Attorneys at Law, Nick Mastrangelo, Coldwell Banker, Michael Paolini, Michael Paolini CPA, Rick Roberts, Freeman, Freeman Roberts, Annemarie Sliby, Orange Economic Development, and Sue Vigorito, Stoney Creek Urgent Care.

The Orange Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to provide programs and activities for the education, interaction, growth, and support of the business community in the Greater Orange area. The Chamber has established goals to increase membership through recruitment and retention activities, to provide business-focused program, and to increase awareness and support of the Chamber’s efforts to increase area business.

Amity Pop Warner Cheer Seeks Coaches For 2017 Season

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Jul 262017

Our program is growing and we need you!

Amity Pop Warner cheer still needs coaches for the Junior Pee Wee cheer team, composed of girls ages 8-10. Teach them sideline routines to perform on game day, and competition routines for Southern CT and State Championships and, if they qualify, New England Regional and National Championships.
Our cheer program is competitive. We have numerous SCPW, State, and New England Region titles, and three National Championships!
If you want to work with a dedicated and enthusiastic group of athletes, then this is the position for you. Now that Cheer is back at Amity High School it is more important than ever that we grow our Pop Warner Cheer program. Come take on a leadership role and have a positive impact on these girls lives.
The season begins on Tuesday, August 1. If you are interested, please contact Assistant Cheer Coordinator Tina Zito, amitypwcheer@gmail.com, or Cheer Coordinator Alicia Soderquist at amitycoach@att.net

Mirto Joins RealLiving Wareck D’Ostilio

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Jul 252017

RealLiving Wareck D’ostilio agency of Milford recently welcomed Denise Mirto to its family of Real Estate Agents.

A Realtor since 1995, Denise is a seasoned agent with extensive experience in all aspects of the real estate industry allowing her to anticipate and circumvent any obstacles throughout the process. She has the knowledge and professional contacts to call upon for inspections, mortgage, insurance, legal services and home warranty programs.

Well respected by both her clients and her peers, Denise has earned the Advanced Buyer Representation (ABR) designation and is an E-PRO specialist. Meeting people and helping them through the real estate process is her passion.

A lifelong resident of Orange, Denise enjoys community service and has been the voice as well as major organizer of the annual Orange Country Fair. She is a Past President of Orange Little League, Past member of Amity Board of Education, Volunteer at the Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival for 22 years, Past President of Turkey Hill School PTA, and has served on other various Boards and Commissions in Orange. Married to Attorney Robert Mirto, they have two sons.

Denise’s areas of expertise are in residential single family and condominiums, and luxury homes throughout Greater New Haven, Orange, and Milford. She excels in her negotiation techniques, working as a first-time buyer consultant, in relocation situations, and preparing a home for marketing. Outstanding customer service has always been her top priority and has consistently maintained an outstanding reputation for high ethics and careful attention to every detail of a transaction.

If you’re in the market for a new home or are ready to sell your home, call Denise at 203-701-4848 or e-mail denisemirto@gmail.com

Denise Comeau Mirto
Real Estate Professional
174 Cherry Street
Milford, CT 06460

Don’t Forget To Visit The Orange Tax Collector’s Office

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Jul 242017

Following is a message from Orange Tax Collector Sandra Pierson:

To avoid paying interest on your tax bills, PAY EARLY, and make sure the correct bill number is listed on all checks and online checksChecks must be signedWritten amount must be legible and match the numeric amount, – if we can’t read it we can’t process it. Your check must be written in pen.

Payment coupon should be enclosed with payment

If you pay with an online check be sure to make your financial institution aware of the August 1, 2017, date.

As the last day to pay approaches, the office is extremely busy.  If you mail in a payment U.S. postmarked on or prior to August 1, 2017, it is considered on time even if we don’t process it until after that date. 

If your check is returned for any reason your original post mark doesn’t apply. A replacement check must be postmarked by August 1, 2017, to be considered on time.

Don’t Miss This Year’s Gala — Rubix Kube is Not To Be Missed!

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Jul 242017

“RUBIX KUBE – the galaxy’s most original ’80s tribute band” and their EIGHTIES STRIKES BACK SHOW – headlines the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation’s fifteenth annual Evening for the Arts Gala Benefit on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

The performance begins at 7 p.m. and is preceded by an Evening for the Arts reception at 6 p.m., which includes complimentary wine and beer, a dessert bar and silent and live auctions. Tickets are available through the Quick Center Box Office: (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396. (1-877-278-7396). Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the door.

RUBIX KUBE and their EIGHTIES STRIKES BACK SHOW is a one-of-a-kind, interactive ’80s time warp extravaganza. RUBIX KUBE is led by a male and female dynamic duo of karma chameleons, able to transform in-the-blink-of-an-eye into the voice and character of any ’80s icon. Madonna, Michael Jackson, Prince, Devo, Bon Jovi, Guns N’ Roses, Van Halen, Aerosmith and more! Their supporting sidekicks are some of the most excellent and versatile musicians around, including Steve Brown of the million-selling Rock band TRIXTER and David Z from The Trans-Siberian Orchestra. All are decked out in vibrant, vintage ’80s threads and with enough hairspray to take down Freddy Krueger, The Terminator, and all The Gremlins at once. The KUBE is able to crank out Pop, Rock, New Wave, and Dance hits from the decade of decadence, and perform them just like the originals – yet with their own gnarly twist.  This fast-paced, exhilarating show is truly a most AWESOME ‘80s experience.

“RUBIX KUBE is so exciting – they look like and sound like the real thing! It’s a ’80s party so guests should feel free to come dressed in their favorite ’80s garb,” said Judy Primavera, co-founder, and president of the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation.  “There is something for everyone – excellent entertainment, yummy desserts, and ‘totally rad’ auction and raffle items to bring home.” 

The Gala also showcases the talents of young aspiring performers involved in the foundation’s programs at Square Foot Theatre in Wallingford, Amity High School’s Creative Theatre, and Broadway Method Academy in Fairfield. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening is Jared Brown, Artistic Director of Square Foot Theatre with Amity Creative Theatre’s Rob and Andrea Kennedy and Broadway Method Academy’s Connor Deane & J. Scott Handley serving as co-hosts.

The Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the educational enrichment and professional development of young artists and early career professionals, was founded to celebrate the memory of Orange, CT, resident Jamie Alaine Hulley. All proceeds from the Gala are dedicated to scholarships, educational programs and grants in the arts throughout Connecticut especially in the greater New Haven and Fairfield counties.  Since the foundation’s creation in 2002, nearly 750,000 in scholarships and grants have been awarded which have touched the lives of thousands of area youth each year. For information on the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation, visit www.jamiehulleyartsfund.org, call (203) 891-8869, or email: jamieart@snet.net.

Police: Orange Man Charged With DUI Following Accident

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Jul 242017

Orange police responded to the scene of a one-car accident on Route 34,  July 13 at 9:49 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers observed a single car had gone off the roadway and into the guardrail. The driver, Robert Kroepel, 51, of Orange, was outside the vehicle, and officers had him perform standardized roadside sobriety tests. was

Kroepel was subsequently taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and making an improper turn.

He was released after posting $50 bond for an undisclosed court date.




You’re Invited To Walk the Labyrinth

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Jul 242017

Join the Rev. Diana Rogers on Saturday, August 12 at 9 a.m. for
the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd’s monthly Walk- the-Labyrinth series. The labyrinth is available anytime to anyone for walking prayer and meditation, and once a month Rev. Diana leads a guided labyrinth walk.

Meet at the labyrinth on the south side of the church off Pryde Drive at 9 a.m.

The great pavement labyrinths first appeared in cathedrals like Chartres and Amien in the 12th through 14th centuries. Used for spiritual meditation and contemplation, walking the labyrinth has been a spiritual exercise for centuries. Come learn more about this enduring spiritual

The Good Shepherd labyrinth is located on the church grounds, 680 Racebrook Road just off Pryde Drive.

No registration or fee required.

The Good Shepherd labyrinth is listed with the Worldwide Labyrinth Locator at  www.labyrinthlocator.com/

Sunday service times include Rite II Holy Eucharist without music at 8 a.m. and Rite II Holy Eucharist with music at 10 a.m. For more information about

For more information about The Church of the Good Shepherd’s many other programs please call the Parish Office
at 203-795-6577, email us at thegoodspheherd@optonline.net, visit our website, and of course, check our Facebook page for frequent postings.

Open House: 3 Bedroom Raised Ranch With Bonus Square Footage

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Jul 232017

BEST BUY! Classic 3 bedroom, 2.1 bath, 1,983 sqft Raised Ranch with fabulous first floor Great Room with skylights and cathedral ceilings! See it today at 391 Rosebud Lane, Orange, from 1-2:30 p.m.

Vintage Eat in kitchen with newer appliances. BONUS 616sf (not included in square footage) in finished lower level that features huge family room with wood-burning fireplace, office, combination half bath/laundry room and storage room for all those Costco goodies!
Lots of space here for everyone! Keep your energy costs down with economical main level pellet stove and leased Vivent Solar System.
Oversized, deep level yard bordered by woods features sunny above ground pool with gated deck and bridge to deck off Great Room Great flow and layout.
Quiet non-thorough fare street yet convenient to shopping. VALUE PRICED at $350,000 TO SELL FAST!

Orange Police: Erratic Driver Charged With DUI

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Jul 222017

Orange police responded to a report of an erratic driver traveling in the wrong lane on Old Tavern Road on June 10 at 6:38 p.m.

Officers stopped the car near Drummond Road and during the investigation, they reportedly detected the odor of an unknown alcoholic beverage emanating from the driver’s breath.

Lee Porcu, 37, of New Haven was administered standardized field sobriety tests and he was subsequently taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, evading responsibility, failure to drive in a proper lane and following too close.


Porcu was released on a $50 cash bond for court June 26.