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O.V.F.D. Auxiliary Pancake Breakfast Scheduled

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Apr 232018
 

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will host its 19th annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, June 2 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Station #2, 355 Boston Post Road. Orange.

Enjoy scrambled eggs, your choice of bacon or sausage, potato patties and all you can eat “Chip’s” pancakes prepared for you by the Orange Volunteer Firefighters. Orange juice, milk, coffee, and tea also will be served.

Prices are $8.00 for Adults, Children ages 6-12: $6.00. Age 5 and under are free with a paying adult.

Save $1.00 per person by purchasing advance tickets from any auxiliary member or at Knight’s Inc. 286 Boston Post Road, Orange.

All proceeds benefit the Orange Volunteer Fire Department.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The cost has been the same for many years. So come on out and help the OVFD!

For further information, contact Lynn Knight @ 203-795- 5882, e-mail: lmk415@yahoo.com or visit the website at www.orangevfd.com

BREAKING: Edge Fitness Club Evacuated (Updated)

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Apr 232018
 

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department is on the scene an “Unknown Odor” investigation at 50 Boston Post Road, Orange.

A member/resident said firefighters were looking at the fan in the ceiling for a few minutes before they evacuated the building.

Around 9 p.m. Staff and members of the EDGE Fitness Club were evacuated from the building while firefighters worked to find the source of the odor.

We will have more information when it becomes available.

Here is a submitted photo from one of the members. 

At 9:35 p.m. firefighters let everyone return inside. 

Aaaand, Here’s Another One. Do You Know This Cat?

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Apr 232018
 

An Englewood Drive resident found this cat on her back deck today. Does he/she look familiar to you?

Please comment on our Facebook page so we may be able to reunite this kitty with its family.

Last Chance To Register For Tuesday’s Morning Jolt

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Apr 232018
 

The Orange Chamber of Commerce invites all local business owners to join in Coffee and Conversation at Eli’s Restaurant, 285 Boston Post Road, Orange, on Tuesday, April 24 from 8 to 9 a.m.

Bring your business cards and be ready to network with other business professionals.

Get leads and meet other Chamber Businesses.

This event is Free and OPEN to local businesses.

RSVP today to director@orangectchamber.com

Get Your Tickets For The Orange Living Treasure Awards Ceremony

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Apr 232018
 

Now is the time to get your tickets for the Living Treasure Award ceremony.

Each year the Orange Senior Center recognizes three Orange senior residents who have given so much of themselves and their time to the Orange community.

This year three deserving residents: Suzanne Anderson, Ann Losh, and Fred Turner, have been chosen.

They will be honored at the Living Treasure Award Ceremony at Race Brook Country Club in Orange on May 4, 2018.

Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased at the Orange Senior Center in the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange.

Make checks out to “Treasurer – Town of Orange.”

Orange Community Women Clothing and Household Goods Drive Added To Paper Shredding And Mattress Recycling Event

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Apr 232018
 

The Orange Community Women will be hosting a FUNDrive for Clothes and Household Items joining the Orange Recycling Committee’s (ORC) paper shredding and mattress recycling event on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 9 a.m. to noon at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road.

The Orange Community Women are asking residents to bring clothing, shoes, towels, electronics, toys and games, kitchen items, sporting goods and more to the pavilion that morning. This benefit will help support many community projects. Orange Recycling Committee Chair Mitch Goldblatt is excited about the additional service. “Saturday, April 28 will be a great morning for Spring cleaning at its best,” Goldblatt said. “I’m encouraging all residents to bring their household goods and clothes in addition to their documents, papers, and even mattresses for an ultimate recycling event!”

The secure, on-site paper shredding service will once again be handled by town resident Joe
Johnston’s company, Affordable Solutions. Residents may bring bags or boxes filled with
documents for shredding and volunteers from the Orange Recycling Committee will deposit
them into the shredding truck. This service is generously funded by the Rotary Club of Orange. Residents may show their appreciation by donating to the Orange Rotary Scholarship
Fund. Rotarians will be on hand to collect donations.

For the second year, residents also may bring mattresses and box springs for recycling. This free
service is made possible through a partnership with the Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye
Mattress Program. Dry mattresses (of all sizes) and box springs will be accepted. However,
mattresses from futons/sofa beds or waterbeds; mattresses infested with bed bugs; wet,
damaged or excessively soiled mattresses; sleeping bag or mattress pads/toppers, are not part
of the program.

For residents who need assistance getting mattresses and box springs to the event, members of
the Orange Lions Club will pick-up these items from residences, given they are outside and dry
or in a garage for easy access as volunteers will not enter homes. Those interested in this pick-
up service should contact Ken Lenz at 203-795-3906.  The fee for pick-up is $10 per mattress or
box spring; payment is by cash or check to Orange Lions Charities, and all proceeds are
considered a charitable donation.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Rotary Club of Orange The Orange Lions Club and the
Orange Community Women to offer these important environmental services to residents,” said
Mitch Goldblatt, Chair of the Orange Recycling Committee. “Purging homes of these items and keeping them out of landfills helps our environment as well as tax dollars. This is a fun event
that gives volunteers and residents an opportunity to work together for a cleaner and more
sustainable planet.”

For the sixth time, this shredding event will help residents dispose of thousands of pounds of
sensitive financial and medical papers in a secure, environmentally-responsible way. Adding
mattress and box spring recycling last year proved a success, so it’s expected that more
residents will be availing themselves of this opportunity this year.

Paper Shredding, Mattress Recycling, Clothing and Household Item Drive – Details:
WHEN:  Saturday, April 28, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., rain or shine
WHERE:  High Plains Community Center (front parking area), 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT

BRING:
 Tax papers, bills, receipts, statements, and documents that contain personal, financial and/or medical information. No need to remove staples or elastic bands, but clips should be removed for reuse.

DO NOT BRING:  Paper that is already shredded, newspapers, notebooks, folders, and other papers that can go in the regular residential recycling bins.
 Mattresses and box springs.
 Clothing, shoes, bedding, towels, accessories, CDs, DVDs, books, electrical items, toys, games,
kitchen items, sporting goods, knick-knacks.

About the Orange Recycling Committee
The Orange Recycling Committee is a group of volunteers appointed by the Board of Selectmen, who live in Orange and are committed to increasing and simplify recycling options for Orange residents.
         Website: http://www.orange-ct.gov/180/Recycling
         Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ORCinCT/

Clothing For A Cause

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Apr 232018
 

The Orange Lions Club is collecting NEW clothes for the Rape Crisis Center of Milford, servicing the Milford, Orange, Derby, Ansonia, Seymour, Shelton and West haven areas.

New Clothing Only! Women’s sizes — Med and X-Large Preferred. Including Flip Flops, Athletic Pants and Shirts, Sweatshirts, Socks, T-Shirts, and Underwear.

Bring items to High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Amity Presents the First Of Three FREE Spring Concerts

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Apr 232018
 

The Amity Music Department will host it’s first in a series of three Spring Concerts starting Thursday, April 26.  This concert will feature the talented students of the Amity High School Band and Jazz Band!

Some of the band highlights include Within These Hallowed Halls, a narrated selection honoring America, Pastime With Good Company, and an exciting piece of music entitled Rush by the composer Samuel Hazo.

The Jazz Band highlights include Take Five, Everybody Loves the Blues and more!

Director Phil Dolan and the musicians hope that you can help them usher in the Spring Season on April 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the John J. Brady Center for the Performing Arts at Amity High School!  This is a FREE concert!

UPDATE: Police Identify Milford Man Killed In Head-On Crash On Marsh Hill Road

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Apr 232018
 

Here is the official police press release to the breaking news brief Orange Live posted on Saturday night.

On Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 8:27 p.m., Town of Orange police officers responded to a serious motor vehicle accident on Marsh Hill Road in the area of Executive Boulevard.

The accident occurred when a Nissan Altima driven by Kevin Shaw, 29, of Milford, was traveling westbound toward Milford, and crossed over the lane divider into the oncoming lane, striking another vehicle head-on.

Mr. Shaw’s vehicle bounced backward from the impact and struck another vehicle that had been behind his. Mr. Shaw eventually succumbed to injuries sustained in the collision.

The other involved parties received minor/moderate injuries.

The Orange Police Major Accident team is investigating this collision.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lieutenant Ray LaPlante at 203.891.2130 x238 or Officer Jim Boyles at 203.891.2130 x434.

This Week’s Amity Varsity Sports Schedules

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Apr 232018
 

Following is the Amity Varsity Sports Schedule for the week of April 23-28.

Monday, April 23

Boys Golf vs Cheshire HOME at The Tradition at Oak Lane Country Club, Woodbridge 2:30 p.m.

Girls Golf vs Daniel Hand AWAY at Madison Country Club 2:30 p.m.

Baseball vs Notre Dame-West Haven HOME at Amity 3:45 p.m.

Boys Tennis vs Foran HOME at Amity Tennis Courts 3:45 p.m.

Girls Tennis vs Jonathan Law HOME at Amity Tennis Courts 3:45 p.m.

Softball vs Cheshire AWAY at Cheshire High  4 p.m.

Tuesday, April 24

Boys Golf vs Notre Dame-West Haven HOME – The Tradition at Oak Lane C.C. – Woodbridge 2:45 p.m.

Boys Outdoor Track vs Shelton, Notre Dame-West Haven AWAY – Shelton High School Track 3:45 p.m.
Girls Outdoor Track v. Shelton AWAY – Shelton High School Track 3:45 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse vs Guilford HOME – Amity High School – Field # 3 3:45 p.m.

Unified Sports Volleyball SCC Unified Volleyball Tournament HOME –  at Amity 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 25

Boys Golf vs Xavier AWAY Portland Golf Club 2:30 p.m.

Girls Golf vs Cheshire HOME Racebrook CC Orange 3:30 p.m.

Baseball vs Fairfield Prep HOME at Amity 3:45 p.m.

Boys Tennis vs Branford AWAY Branford HS Tennis Courts 3:45 p.m.

Softball vs East Haven HOME at Amity 4:15 p.m.

Boys Volleyball vs Oxford HOME at Amity 5:15 p.m.

Thursday, April 26

Boys Tennis vs North Haven AWAY No. Haven Athletic Complex 3:45 p.m.

Girls Tennis vs Branford AWAY Branford HS Tennis Courts 3:45 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse vs Pomperaug HOME at Amity 4 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse vs Sacred Heart Academy AWAY Sacred Heart 4 p.m.

Softball vs Mercy AWAY at Mercy 4:30 p.m.

Friday, April 27

Girls Tennis vs Hamden AWAY – Hamden HS Tennis Courts 3:45 p.m.

Baseball vs Sheehan AWAY – Sheehan HS Neubauer Field 4:00 p.m.

Boys Outdoor Track O’Grady Relays AWAY- Danbury HS  4:00 p.m.

Boys Outdoor Track Penn Relays, AWAY Univ. of Pennsylvania TBA

Boys Volleyball vs Shelton HOME at Amity 5:15 p.m.

Saturday, April 28

Boys Outdoor Track O’Grady Relays AWAY Danbury HS 9 a.m.

Girls Outdoor Track O’Grady Relays AWAY Danbury HS 9 a.m.

Girls Lacrosse vs Norwalk AWAY Norwalk High School 7 p.m.