Terri Miles

My name is Terri Miles, I've been covering the Town of Orange for about 15 years, first with the Amity Observer and then for an online news site. I was moved to start my own site because of a strong desire to give Orange residents what they want and deserve, a 24/7 news site without fillers, regional stories or blogs. Just news and events from YOUR town and your children's High School. Why? Because I know you and I care. A relative financed the domain name and other little details for me so I wouldn't go stir crazy after departing from my last job.

Sep 012014

Police Blotter Logo thx DaveOfficers responded to Best Buy, 53 Boston Post Road for a reported identity theft complaint on Aug. 25 at 8:23 p.m.

During the investigation, police learned that two New Yorkers had made a large purchase using a fraudulent account.

Officers found Jonathan Edouard, 23, of  3 Summersweet Dr, Middle Island, NY and Devone Hedgepeth, 24, of 1059 Union St 5E, Brooklyn, NY, nearby with the merchandise in their vehicle. They were subsequently taken into custody and charged.

Edouard was charged with conspiracy to commit fourth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit criminal impersonation. He was held on $20,000 bond for court Aug. 26.

Hedgepeth was charged with conspiracy to commit fourth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit criminal impersonation and second-degree forgery. He was held on $20,000 bond for court Aug. 26.

Sep 012014

Screen Shot 2014-09-01 at 10.36.46 AMOrange Community Women celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Orange Country Fair.

Purchase your own collectible stoneware pie plate handcrafted in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Each piece of stoneware pottery is handcrafted using traditional 18th century methods.

Every piece is custom made, start to finish. Pie plates are ten inches and fully functional.

ocf pie plate(Actual plowman and lettering will be in dark blue.) $30.00 per plate. Available at the Orange Country Fair in the Civic Tent, Sept 20 and 21

Or order a plate by emailing [email protected] or calling 203-627-2022.

Ordered plates will be delivered at no charge within the Orange area .

Orange Community Women is a chapter of Connecticut Junior Women, Inc.

Proceeds will go to supporting various projects within the community.

Sep 012014

Screen Shot 2014-09-01 at 11.25.31 AMMaterial Girls, 463 Boston Post Road, Orange is still having its Summer Clearance/Labor Day Sale today from 10 to 5.

Come in for last minute back-to-school shopping and more. Find up to 75% off hundreds of clearance items.

Material Girls has a great selection of all the latest trends in fashion and accessories. The staff is always knowledgable, helpful and genuine.

If you’ve never come to this lovely boutique, this is a great time to discover your “future” favorite store.

So many fabulous items, something for everyone. Stop by today.

Visit their FACEBOOK page for a variety of offers.

Mention the AD on Orange Live and receive a free gift with a purchase of $50 or more.

Sep 012014

IMG_7365Today, Labor Day is your last chance to enjoy the St. Barbara Odyssey Greek Festival at 450 Racebrook Road, Orange.

On Monday, Sept.1, the festival runs from noon to 8 p.m.

We don’t want you to miss anything, so here’s Monday’s schedule:

1:00 p.m. Greek Cooking Demo on the front patio

2:00 p.m. Presentation on Greek Orthodoxy in the Church Proper

2:00 p.m. Odyssey Dancers in the Entertainment Area

3:00 p.m. Magic Show: “The Magic of Adam” in the Entertainment Area

3:30 p.m. Greek Cooking Demo on the front patio

IMG_74595:00 p.m. Odyssey Dancers in the Entertainment Area

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Live Greek Music by “The Hellenic Company” in the Entertainment Area

8:00 p.m. Odyssey Raffle Drawing in the Community Center (White House)

And Don’t Forget:

  • Greek marketplace – Gourmet Greek grocery, t-shirts, jewelry, arts & crafts, bookstore
  • Treasures ’n Junque – Odyssey’s giant tag sale
  • Presentations on Greek culture and religion, along with tours of Saint Barbara Church
  • Greek dance performances –Traditional Greek folk dances performed by the ODYSSEY Dancers
  • Greek dance lessons – taught by the ODYSSEY Dancers (5:30 pm, Sat and Sun)
  • Nightly dancing to ODYSSEY’s live Greek band, “The Hellenic Company”
  • Kids’ area – Rides, games, and magic shows.
  • Raffle – A $5 ticket gives you a chance at winning the grand prize of $10,000 cash, or one of 9 additional prizes!

Aug 312014

Pam Staneski for State Rep.

Pam Staneski (R) for State Rep. in 119th district

Following is a Press Release from the Independent Party of CT:

At a caucus held on Aug.t 21, the Independent Party of Connecticut voted unanimously to endorse Pam Staneski as their candidate for State Representative in the November election.

This endorsement means Pam Staneski will not just appear on the Republican line, but will also appear on the Independent Party line on the ballot in November.  Connecticut residents not affiliated with either major party make up the largest percentage of voters in the state and desperately need a voice at the State Capitol.

“I have said all along my campaign is about putting the people of Milford and Orange ahead of any party politics. As a state representative, I pledge to put the needs of the people of the 119th district above the wants of party leaders and special interest,” said Staneski. 

The Milford Independent Party also welcomed Pam on the ballot on Aug. 23. Chair Rocco Frank said, “The endorsement by the Independent Party is given to candidates, like Pam, that exemplify the ideals of honest people for honest government and are supported by the registered members of the Independent Party.” 

According to the Milford Independent Party both Democrats and Republicans are invited to seek their endorsement and participate each year. Pam’s nomination was voted on and endorsed by Party members based on their core principles of good, honest government requiring political leaders work for the people not their respective political party.

 The 119th District is comprised of parts of Milford and Orange. 

NOTE: Staneski will go up against State Rep. James Maroney (D).

Aug 312014

The weather was perfect for picture taking at the Odyssey Greek Festival in Orange on Saturday.

Here are a few of my favorites. To see the complete album or to order photos click HERE.

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UPDATE:  6:34 p.m. Sunday.

The rain has stopped in Orange and the Labor Day Concert is ON! (Rain or Shine)

The Town Of Orange and OTN present the Canadian Band “Dreamer.”

In its Connecticut debut, “Dreamer” will give you the Supertramp Experience on Labor Day weekend.

Parking is $5 per car with proceeds going to the Amity Teen Center.

You know the music, “The Logical Song,” “Goodbye Stranger,” and “Dreamer” Come on down to the Orange Fairgrounds Gazebo, 525 Orange Center Road on Sunday, Aug. 31 from 7-9:30 p.m.

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Aug 312014

A screen shot of the doppler Weather map at 4:49 p.m.

A screen shot of the doppler Weather map at 4:49 p.m.

Labor Day weekend has a couple of things residents and visitors have been waiting for: The Greek Festival and the Labor Day Concert. Will Mother Nature cooperate and allow folks to enjoy these last 2 official days of summer, or will she rain on the parade?

If WTNH 8′s Sam Kantrow is correct in his report on WXEdge it seems that today’s warmer and more humid weather with some  heavy rain and moderate to severe thunderstorms may just ruin the holiday for anyone who’d made plans to attend one or both of the events in Orange.

If you are planning on going to the Greek Festival, remember that it opens at noon. You will have a couple of hours to have lunch and enjoy a performance by the Odyssey Dancers at 2 p.m. The dancers are scheduled to perform at 4:30 p.m. too, but be prepared, because a line of thunderstorms could start moving through a little after 5 p.m.

IMG_7648The Taste of Israel Bar-B-Q at 261 Derby Ave. from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. also may be adversely affected by this potential storm front. 

The town’s Labor Day Concert at the Orange Fairgrounds Gazebo, 525 Orange Center Road from 7-9:30 p.m. also may be ruined. it’s scheduled to go on rain or shine, so bring your umbrellas or set yourself up under the pavilion. 

As far as the final day of the Greek Festival, Kantrow said, “Tomorrow starts muggy again, some with a bit of fog. With a bit of sun, we’ll see some more t-storms during the afternoon but they’re not widespread.”

St. Barbara’s Greek Church saw perfect festival weather on Friday and Saturday. For now, we’ll just have to hold our breath and keep our eyes to the sky — hope for the best and get out as soon as the church grounds open at noon.






Aug 312014

Screen Shot 2014-08-31 at 9.38.31 AMZeata Ann Witheril, 81, of Guilford, formerly of Hamden and Orange, passed away August 26, 2014, surrounded by her family.

She was the beloved wife of 62 years to the late Eugene A. Witheril, and is survived by her loving children, Linda Kasowitz and her husband Marvin of West Haven, Patrick Witheril and his wife Denise of Guilford and Peggy Choiniere and her husband Ed of Bethany, grandchildren, Kate Kasowitz and her husband Frank McCarty, Allison Romanoff and her husband John, Jill Kasowitz, Meghan Witheril, Stefanie Benoit and her husband Joseph, Sydney Witheril, Matthew & Timothy Eckman, EJ, Cherilyn, Billy, Michael, and Joey Choiniere.

She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Grace McCarty, Charlotte Romanoff, Amelie Choiniere, Luke Benoit, and Ella Witheril, and lifelong best friends Joanne & Dick Westphal of FL and her puppy Daisy.

Loving sister of Billy Buetow of Pollack Pines, CA, and Mitzi Slater of Stewart, FL.

Mrs. Witheril was predeceased by her infant son Gerald Witheril, and 2 brothers George Straube and Tommy Buetow.

Zeata was born in Racine, WI, Oct. 23, 1932 a daughter of the late George Straube and Maxine Buetow and had resided in Hamden for many years.

She was employed by the Thompson Agency of Farmington and the Monarch Insurance Agency of Orange prior to her retirement.

Zeata will be remembered for her ageless beauty, her radiant smile, her kind heart and her ability to light up any room she entered. She found unending joy in loving her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed but cherished memories of her will last forever.

Interment service in Beaverdale Memorial Park will be private.

Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2399 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN, Memorial contributions may be sent to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT, 06405 or to Branford Hills Healthcare Center, 139 Alps Rd. Branford, CT 06405.

To send a condolence please see obituary @ www.beecherandbennett.com

Aug 312014

ISdk8c35fzwiro1000000000This custom built 4,500 square foot Colonial has 3 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, designer sun drenched kitchen w/granite counters, double ovens & stainless steel appliances livingroom & formal dining room w/hardwood floors, family room w/fireplace, finished Walk-out garden level w/full bathroom, 2 additional rooms ideal w/home office & guest room, 2 car garage and more.

Beautiful 3.05 acre lot.

Home is offered for $499,900.

Come on out to this open house on Sunday, Aug. 31 from 2-4 p.m. to see it yourself.