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Hippity Hoppity, The Orange Lions’ Easter Egg Hunt Is On It’s Way!

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Mar 262017
 

The Orange Lions Club will host its 55th annual Easter Egg Hunt for all Orange Children on Saturday, April 8, at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, beginning at 12:30 p.m. The first hunt for the youngest children steps off at 1 p.m.

In case of inclement weather, a “rain or snow date” has been set for Saturday, April 15th , at High Plains Community Center, with the same schedule of events as on April 8. The Easter Bunny will arrive at 12:30 p.m., one half-hour before the start of the Easter Egg Hunt itself.

There will be face painting for the children, and hot coffee for the adults.

The Easter Egg Hunt is divided into four (4) age groups. This allows each child to have an equal opportunity to collect the thousands of chocolate eggs which the Lions Club will have to distribute.

The four age groups are: (1) Pre School through Kindergarten; (2) First Grade and Second Grade; (3) Third Grade and Fourth Grade; (4) Fifth Grade and Sixth Grade.

Thousands of chocolate eggs will be distributed during the hunt. Prizes will be awarded to children in all age categories for finding specially marked eggs.

An adult should accompany all participating children to this event. Each child should have a bag or basket to collect their eggs (to be fair, children only on the field during his or her designated hunt). Parents may wish to bring a camera for a picture of their child with the Easter Bunny.

Please note that parking for this event should be on paved parking areas only.

Nick Bencivengo is the Chairman of this year’s event. Anyone who wishes to make a donation to this event is asked to contact Nick at 203-901- 9062. All donors will be acknowledged for their generosity at the Easter Egg Hunt.

The annual Easter Egg Hunt is but one of many community events and activities sponsored by the Orange Lions Club each year. Among the other annual events are: the Community Thanksgiving Dinner, the Senior Pizza Party, a Comedy Night fundraiser, eye screenings for pre-schoolers, an annual Wine Tasting fundraiser, and giveaways for children at the Memorial Day parade.

In addition, the Orange Lions make contributions to many community organizations; and for many years, the Lions have run a Community Grants Program for local groups who are seeking funds for a special reason. In particular, the Orange Lions Club has made many gifts to the Case Memorial Library over the years for the purchase of large print books and audio tapes for the sight impaired and the general public. The Orange Lions also fund two $1,000 scholarships each year for students graduating from Amity High School.

Open House: 3 Bedroom Home on Willard Road

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Mar 262017
 

9f147a772df8483-n10177247Straight out of a magazine! Better than new, 2016 custom renovation to this 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, 1,307 Sq. Ft. Ranch with a lovely front porch.
One level living at it’s best. Brand new oversized 2 car garage and new asphalt driveway, newer septic and city water.
The sunny open floor plan is accented by gleaming Bamboo hardwood floors and features a casual living room, dining room and den.
A fabulous custom kitchen with granite counter tops, which will be a cooks delight! White cabinetry, center island, glass tile backsplash and brand new stainless steel finger print safe appliances.
Three main level bedrooms include an impressive Master bedroom with a walk in closet, master bath with custom tile shower with glass door and double sinks. Main level laundry.
New mechanicals include electric, plumbing and high efficiency propane furnace and water heater. Newer roof on house and brand new roof on garage. Pristine move in condition. Offered for $359,999 (reduced).
Tastefully landscaped yard with seasonal plantings. Convenient to Route 34, Merritt Parkway and I-95. Truly an outstanding home.

Open House Sunday, March 26, 1-3 p.m. at 1036 Willard Road, Orange.

Open House: New Construction In Active Adult Community

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Mar 262017
 

If you are an empty nester or senior resident looking for a place to live in the town of Orange, this may be the place for you.

Open House today from 12-3 p.m.

Newly constructed 1,414 sqft 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom condo at 39 Beecher Walk, a lakefront community for active adults that features energy efficient cluster homes with first floor master bedroom suites.

Traditional design with Arts and Crafts elements mixed in. A modern, open plan includes 9 foot ceilings and lovely kitchens with granite and stainless.
Stylish low maintenance exteriors, Energy Star double hung windows with low e glass, and extra insulation. High efficiency natural gas heating system and central air conditioning. Tankless hot water heaters and energy saving LED lighting.
Wonderful setting on Indian Lake for kayaking, walkers and bird watchers. An enclave just south of the Boston Post Road with all its shopping, restaurants, and access to transportation. Minutes to New Haven and all its educational and cultural activities. 
Available for $299,900.

Mar 252017
 

Damon Robinson

The memorial for Damon Robinson will take place at the Orange Congregational Church, 205 Meeting House Lane, on Saturday, April 1 at 2 p.m.

There will be a reception following the service.

If you have any questions see contact information in the update on the go fund me page.

Open House: Move In Ready Colonial On Sarah Circle

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Mar 252017
 

Visit this newly listed open house at 294 Sarah Circle, Sunday, March 26 from 12-2 p.m.

This immaculate 1,951 Sq.Ft. 8 room classic Colonial on 1.09 acres is truly a gem, very well-maintained with 4 bedrooms, including a Master bedroom suite, 2 1/2 baths. A family room with deck, hardwood floors throughout, fireplace, built-in corner cabinets and an abundance of closets and storage are only a few of the amenities this wonderful house offers.

Has a 2 car garage, septic system and city water.

Three sheds, outdoor seating areas, stone walls and walking paths enhance the outdoor experience. Pride of ownership is reflected everywhere!

Available for $359,900.

 

Two Well Deserved Promotions In the OPD

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Mar 252017
 

Orange Live Exclusive: On Friday, March 24, two Orange Police Officers were promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

Officer Mike Kosh, well known to the town’s children as a K-9 officer (with Max) and DARE Officer, and Jonathan DeRubeis, who taught a firearms lesson

Chief R. Gagne, Sgt. Kosh, Sgt. DeRubeis, Asst. Chief A Cuozzo

during the Citizen’s Police Academy.

Orange Live will have more information on Monday.

Congratulations Sergeants.

 

Orange Lions’ Spring Tasting A Real Crowd Pleaser

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Mar 242017
 

A large crowd gathered at St. Barbara Greek Church Hall on Friday night for the Orange Lions Club’s Spring Tasting fundraiser.

The Wine and Liquor Outlet,528 Boston Post Road, provided fine wines, craft beers and bourbon for the event.

This spring wine tasting included hors d’oeuvres, desserts and raffles.

Proceeds benefit local Orange Lions charities.

Start Practicing Your Skills For the Best Meatball Challenge

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Mar 242017
 

The Orange Ale House Grille and Burger Bar, 517 Boston Post Road, will host the third annual  Greater New Haven Best Meatball Challenge on Saturday, April 1 from 6-10 p.m.

It’s going to be a another fun night to see who makes the best balls around and raise some money for Paul Newman’s The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.

Admission is $40 per person and includes meatballs from the contestants, unlimited pasta, salad, Italian bread, the wine tasting and the beer tasting.

There will be a Celebrity Bartender series this year.

The Wine Tasting is sponsored by Connecticut Distributors and a beer tasting by Dichello Distributors.

The contest is open to individual entries only — NO restaurant or company entries.

The winner gets a beautiful trophy, a $100 gift card to OAH, a Food Channel contract and bragging rights for the year. (Ok… so we’re kidding about the Food Channel contract.) There will be some miscellaneous donated deserts and raffles/silent auctions too.

Guest Judges so far are Vincent Farricelli, Robert Modena, Erin Logan, Anna Zap from Star 99.9, Mike Lapitino from WPLR.

 

Don’t Forget The 44th Annual New Haven Mineral Club Show Next Weekend

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Mar 242017
 

The New Haven Mineral Club will host its 44th annual gem and mineral show at Amity Middle School, 100 Ohman Ave., Orange on Saturday, April 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If you have never attended this show, now is a great time to start.

You will find unique gifts, fossils, minerals, gems, jewelry and so much more.

This is the club’s largest show to date with 20 fantastic vendors displaying and selling their goods.

The NHMC is a great place to get children interested in geology and mineral collecting. It is a fascinating hobby.

There is a $5 admission fee — children 11 and under FREE with paid adult. And parking is free.

Orange Police Officers find themselves at the “Right place at the right time.”

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Mar 242017
 

From the Orange Police Facebook Page:

Some might say, luck has a lot to do with success in police work. Officer James Kline and Officer Amable Colon found themselves at the right place at the right time while on patrol back in June of 2015.

Ofc. Kline had been assigned as Colon’s Field Training Officer and the two were patrolling the commercial corridor in Orange along the Boston Post Road. It was then, that Kline saw the Google Maps car pulling into the main driveway of the plaza they had been patrolling, and he decided to seize the moment.

Kline called it an exercise in “Media Relations” and “Police & the Public.” As the picture reflects as the google vehicle drove by the officers were able to give a friendly wave. Google voluntarily blurred the officers face and the cruiser plate in the photo.

Ofc. Colon would check the Google Maps site on occasion to see if the picture was used and just recently stumbled upon the image. 

Often people will stage scenes for the google photo cars, in this case is was purely being in the right place at the right time.