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An Important Day For Two Amity Girls’ Sports Teams

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Nov 182017
 

The Amity Girls’ Swimming and Diving Team in the CIAC Swimming State Open at Yale at 5 p.m

Amity Girls Volleyball Team advancing to State LL Finals tonight in East Haven at 7 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL RESULT: AMITY 1, GREENWICH 3 (Thank you Lady Spartans for an exciting season!)

 

 

Don’t Forget To Drop Off Your Santa’s Helper Gifts Today

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Nov 182017
 

Santa’s Helper HQ

A Reminder From Elf Mama:

Today, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017, is GIFT DROP OFF DAY For Santa’s Helper from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Fire Station #2, 355 Boston Post Road (Across from T.G.I. Friday’s).  We ask that the general public arrive no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the 12:00 start time.  You will have a much shorter wait in line by following these new guidelines.

GIFT RULES AND INFORMATION:  There is a small fee of $18.00 per gift/per household.  Each gift must be INDIVIDUALLY wrapped in your favorite holiday paper with an over-wrap of plain brown paper.  The name and address of the recipient must be clearly printed on the outside of each gift.  PLEASE try not to make the gift too large or too heavy, Santa appreciates that. 

We have a total of 170 delivery spots/visits available.  We encourage you to try to have all the gifts for your delivery stop with you on Gift Drop-Off day.  (For Families with a large party with many gifts, please email Elf Mama at ofdsantashelper@aol.com for special instructions.

Parking for Drop-Off day is in the rear of the Fire Station.  Firefighters will be there to assist you.  The Drop-Off line is located INSIDE the Fire Station. Use the rear door marked ENTER.

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Scheduled

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Nov 182017
 

The annual Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service takes place on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.

Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, will host the Service this year.

All are welcome to attend.

Clergy from all local churches and synagogues participate in the service.

Stick around at the end for refreshments and fellowship.

Rummage Sale At Church Of The Good Shepherd

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Nov 182017
 

The Church of the Good Shepherd Semi-Annual Rummage Sale

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Road, Orange, invites the public to visit its semi-annual Rummage Sale on Saturday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. to noon. 

Shoppers will find a wide array of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, along with shoes, handbags, scarves, jewelry, accessories, children’s games, puzzles, toys, books, DVDs, housewares, glassware, pictures, linens, etc. 

“There is something for everyone!  Make sure to stop by and peruse our treasures,” said Elaine Swirsky, long-standing Chairperson of this fun event.  “Start your Christmas shopping early, find a special treasure to put under the tree.  All are welcome to stop by.”

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Road, Orange, Sunday service times includes Rite II Holy Eucharist without music at 8 a.m. and Rite II Holy Eucharist with music @ 10 a.m.  Children’s Christian Faith Formation takes place at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. 

For more information about  The Church of the Good Shepherd’s many programs, call the Parish Office at 203-795-6577, e-mail thegoodspheherd@optonline.net visit the website at www.thegoodshepherdorangect.org or check the Facebook page www.facebook.com/cgsorangect for frequent postings.

Town Auction A Success

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Nov 172017
 

The Orange Highway Department hosted a tri-town auction on Friday, Nov. 17.

Unlike past years, when there have been several retired police cruisers, pick up trucks and SUVs, the auction featured just one cruiser this year, a 2011 Crown Victoria that went for about $1,200. A dump truck and plow truck also were available, along with several pieces of lawn equipment and, of all things, a dog cage.

Dozens of people from Bethany, Orange and Woodbridge gathered in the Highway Dept parking lot and vigorously bid on each item.

The final tally hasn’t yet been released, but, the auction was, once again a huge success.

TODD On Nov. 21 TPZC Meeting Agenda

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Nov 172017
 

TP&Z Chair Ozzy Parente

The Town Plan and Zoning Commission will meet at Town Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

Following is the agenda:

  • Review and possible vote on proposed Budget for 2018-2019 fiscal year.
  • Review of the Minutes from the October 17, 2017 Meeting and the October 23, 2017 Special Meeting.

3.  Old Business.

4.  New Business.

5.  Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

PUBLIC HEARINGS 8:00 p.m.  *(3)

6.  *PETITION TO AMEND THE ORANGE PLAN OF CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT – Upon the initiative of the Orange Town Plan & Zoning Commission.  To amend the Orange Plan of Conservation & Development regarding Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in the Town of Orange.

7.  *PETITION TO AMEND THE ORANGE ZONING MAP – Upon the initiative of the Orange Town Plan & Zoning Commission. The proposed change is to clarify the Zoning Designation for TODD eligible properties located on Marsh Hill Road.

8.  *PETITION TO AMEND THE ORANGE ZONING REGULATIONS – Submitted upon the initiative of the Orange Town Plan & Zoning Commission. To amend Article XXIV – Transit Oriented Development District of the Orange Zoning Regulations.

9.   Discussion and possible vote to correct scrivener’s error with regard to the TODD District & “TODD eligible area” on the Orange Zoning Map.

Local Toys For Tots Drop Off Announced

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Nov 172017
 

The Wireless Zone, 330 Boston Post Road, Orange, is partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign to collect new toys for less fortunate children in the area during Christmas.

The Wireless Zone will have a box instore beginning this week through the end of the season for local residents to drop off donations.

New Event Added To Annual Holiday Festival

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Nov 162017
 

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Here’s something you didn’t know about, on Sunday, Dec. 3 during the annual Holiday Festival, the town of Orange will have its very first Holiday Tractor Parade!

Historically, Orange is a farming town, so what’s a better way to celebrate the town’s great farming heritage than a parade of tractors?

Coordinator Denise Fantarella said she is so excited about the new event and the smiles it will bring to everyone’s faces at the Christmas Tree Lighting.

Those participating in the tractor parade will meet at the Orange Fairgrounds at 4 p.m. on Dec. 3. They’ll line up and proceed up Orange Center Road to the Town Green for the tree lighting opening ceremony by 4:45 p.m.
If you have a tractor and would like to participate, contact Denise at 203-515-9921 or send her an e-mail at denisefantarella@att.net

Orange Open Space Enforcement: Leash Your Dogs, Pick Up Their Poop

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Nov 162017
 

The Orange Conservation Commission announces once again the Animal Control Officer from Milford Animal Control will be stepped-up enforcement activity in Orange’s Open Spaces.

Cindy Ruggeri, Chairperson of the Orange Conservation Commission, wants to remind the public using Orange’s Open spaces that there are Local Ordinances requiring that owners of dogs must have their animals leashed and that solid waste left by their dog must be removed by the owner.

“There are an increasing number instances in our Open Spaces where unleashed dogs are running loose and frightening other users,” Ruggeri said. “This combined with owners failing to clean up after their dogs is detrimental to other people trying to enjoy our beautiful open spaces.”

The stepped-up enforcement activity will include random visits to Orange’s Open Spaces (Wepawaug Conservation Area, Ewen Farm Preserve, Turkey Hill Preserve, Wright’s Pond/Wepawaug Bend, Racebrook Tract, Fred Wolfe Park and Housatonic Overlook and Tucker’s Ridge) by the Animal Control Officer from Milford.

The Officer will cite anyone who violates the Local Ordinances. Such violators “shall be subject to arrest and prosecution and may be fined an amount not to exceed $100 for each violation.”

Users of the Orange Open Spaces are asked to call the Animal Control Officer at 203-783- 3279 to report dogs off-leash or owners failing to clean up after their dogs.

It is hoped that with the Public’s help and increased enforcement, the Open Spaces will once again be enjoyable places to hike for all users.

Get Ready For Santa’s Helper 2017

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Nov 162017
 

A message from Elf Mama:

Each year, every one of the Orange Fire Association’s 6 Santa’s Helper Teams of Santa, Elves and firefighter helpers are excited and honored to visit and deliver gifts, share in some fun, take photos and help make lasting memories and traditions for every family.  Children and adults alike look forward with great anticipation to seeing the fire trucks with lights and sirens coming down their street to their front door, with Santa leading the way!  His truck full of gifts, his helpers and Elves visiting with each family. 

This year, for everyone’s convenience, the Santa visits are on a Saturday (instead of Sunday) again — so mark your calendars for December 16.

WE WANT EVERYONE TO JOIN IN THE FUN, IT’S EASY! 

Drop off the gifts that you would like Santa and his team to deliver back to your loved ones, on the designated drop-off day, sign-up and we will do the rest.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE SIMPLE GUIDELINES BELOW:

GIFT DROP OFF DAY IS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Fire Station #2, 355 Boston Post Road (Across from T.G.I. Friday’s).  We ask that the general public arrive no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the 12:00 start time.  You will have a much shorter wait in line by following these new guidelines.

GIFT RULES AND INFORMATION:  There is a small fee of $18.00 per gift/per household.  Each gift must be INDIVIDUALLY wrapped in your favorite holiday paper with an over-wrap of plain brown paper.  The name and address of the recipient must be clearly printed on the outside of each gift.  PLEASE try not to make the gift too large or too heavy, Santa appreciates that. 

We have a total of 170 delivery spots/visits available.  We encourage you to try to have all the gifts for your delivery stop with you on Gift Drop-Off day.  (For Families with a large party with many gifts, please email Elf Mama at ofdsantashelper@aol.com for special instructions.

Parking for Drop-Off day is in the rear of the Fire Station.  Firefighters will be there to assist you.  The Drop-Off line is located INSIDE the Fire Station. Use the rear door marked ENTER.

ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2017 Santa on his fire truck with his Elf and firefighter helpers will arrive at your home to deliver the gifts to your loved ones and spend a few moments with your family and friends for photos and fun! 

If you have any questions, you can email Elf Mama at ofdsantashelper@aol.com, she will be happy to assist you via email.  Please do not call the Fire Stations as it’s a Volunteer Fire Department and there will not be anyone there to assist you with Santa’s Helper information.  Visit www.orangevfd.com and click on the Santa’s Helper page for additional information and to see some fun pictures of what we do!

*E-mailing Santa’s Helper does not guarantee you a spot on the delivery route.  Sign-up is on Gift Drop-Off Day and is on a first come-first serve basis.*

THE ORANGE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT FAMILY WISHES EVERYONE A SAFE, HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!