Tonight’s The Night: Eagles Tribute Band /Fireworks At The Fairgrounds

 Around Town, Charity Events, Home, Latest News, Today's Events  Comments Off on Tonight’s The Night: Eagles Tribute Band /Fireworks At The Fairgrounds
Jul 052015

HCal_POSTER_ALLTEXTThe Town of Orange may be small in population, but it now has the reputation for bringing in internationally renowned bands and one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in the New Haven County.

For this year’s Independence Day Concert, “Hotel California – The Original Eagles Tribute” will perform prior to the town’s Annual Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular. The four man band, which is making its CT debut, hail from Toronto, Canada, prides itself on creating the illusion that you are listening to the actual “Eagles.” 

They’ve shared the stage with the Doobie Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Gretchen Wilson and many more International artists. They’ve performed in Dubai, Japan, India, Bermuda & all over the United States and Canada. The event will take place at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, on Sunday, July 5 (rain date Monday July 6).

Come early and get a good seat. Admission is free. There will be a suggested parking donation of $5 that will benefit the Orange Little League.

The festivities will begin promptly at 6:30 pm with welcoming comments from Orange First Selectman Jim Zeoli. The Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular with Patriotic Music will begin promptly at 9:30 p.m.

Producer Rocky Salperto said, “We are looking forward to another premiere event for area residents to enjoy. We are excited about producing this show for the fourth consecutive year. As the crowds keep increasing year to year, we feel we must be doing something right.”

The event is made possible through area sponsors including:

Major Sponsors: The Orange Foundation; Cohen & Wolf, P.C.;  Yale University; Orange Town News and the Town of Orange.

Gold Sponsors: Orange Insurance Center, Bella Napoli Pizza, and Urgent Care Center.

And many Silver, Bronze and Patron Sponsors, without whom this event could never take place.

Food vendors and novelty items will be available for purchase at the fairgrounds beginning at 6:00 pm. WPLR Radio also will be broadcasting live on location with a celebrity guest.

The Orange Lions will be in the Pavilion selling snacks.

Look for the Orange Volunteer Firemen (and women) selling tickets for their upcoming carnival raffle — top prize $5,000 Visa Gift Card.

 Originally Published on: May 31, 2015 @ 23:49

Second Publishing on: June 30, 2015 at 10:38 

Third Publishing on: Jul 2, 2015 @ 19:08

Did You See Anything On Old Tavern Road Tonight?

 Around Town, Home, Latest News, Police & Fire, Today's Events  Comments Off on Did You See Anything On Old Tavern Road Tonight?
Jul 042015

250px-WilliamAndrewHouseAn unknown person did a lot of damage to the property in front of the Bryan House on Old Tavern Road Tonight around 9:15 p.m.

A large section of the retaining wall on the historic property is ripped down.

The truck/car lost a hub cap and most likely has significant body damage.

A neighbor came out to get the rocks out of the roadway and two good samaritans stopped to block traffic until police arrived so he wouldn’t get hit.

If anyone witnessed the incident or saw a vehicle fleeing the scene, call the Orange police department at 203-891-2130.


Open House: 3 Bedroom Home on Woodruff Road, July 12, 12 – 2 p.m.

 Around Town, Home, Latest News, open house, Real Estate, Today's Events  Comments Off on Open House: 3 Bedroom Home on Woodruff Road, July 12, 12 – 2 p.m.
Jul 042015

w592-h-qOpen House 838 Woodruff Road. Orange, next Sunday, July 12 from 12 to 2 p.m.

$285,000 Reduced asking price

Lovely 1,481 sq ft single family home on quiet street. 3 bedrooms, 1 full and 1 half bathroom. Newer septic. Rear deck nice yard. Mature plantings. Some upgrades to main family bath. 1/2 Bath outfitted w/stackable washer/dryer.

Offered by Weichert Realtors

MLS ID: N353080



Open House: 3 Bedroom On Dogburn Road, Sunday 12:30 – 2 p.m.

 Around Town, Home, Latest News, open house  Comments Off on Open House: 3 Bedroom On Dogburn Road, Sunday 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Jul 042015

Screen Shot 2015-07-04 at 7.56.18 PMUpdated in and out, come see this single family 1,340 sqft, 3 bedroom, 1 bath home at 830 Dogburn Road, Orange on Sunday, July 5 from 12:30 – 2 p.m.

Living Room with stone fireplace. Formal Dining Room. One bedroom on 1st floor, two bedrooms on the second floor with many closets and ceiling fans. Hardwood floors under carpet in one of the bedrooms.

City Water. Central air. Roof 10 yrs old. Furnace 4 yrs old 2 zone. Shed included on 6,970 sqft lot.

Second access via private road: Glenn Road.

Available for $199,900

MLS #: N350495

Eli’s Is Coming To Orange This Month

 Around Town, Home, Latest News, Real Estate  Comments Off on Eli’s Is Coming To Orange This Month
Jul 042015

Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 12.16.07 AM285 Boston Post Road has been home to a few memorable eateries in the past 10 years: Red River Grill; Equinox Diner; Orange Family Diner; Lushe’s Diner and most recently the Redfish Grill.

One may wonder how so many businesses can fail in such a prime piece of real estate, located on the Boston Post Road with easy access from Old Tavern Road.

The answer is simple – Rental fees that devoured every cent of profit they took in.

But things will be different when Eli’s opens its Orange Restaurant in July. Why? The owners of Eli’s, which also has successful restaurants in Milford, Branford and Hamden decided to BUY the building, not rent.

The $1,680,000 purchase was filed with the Orange Town Clerk’s office on April 1.

Residents have expressed their excitement about having an Orange Eli’s. We wish them luck and look forward to their opening this month.



Obituary: Joanne Bulkley, 82, Beloved Mother of Barbra Guiliotis

 Around Town, Home, Latest News, Obituaries  Comments Off on Obituary: Joanne Bulkley, 82, Beloved Mother of Barbra Guiliotis
Jul 042015

Screen Shot 2015-07-04 at 2.49.13 PMJoanne (Bakes) Bulkley, 82, of Worcester, MASS, formerly of Holden passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2015.

Her husband, John M. Bulkley died in 2001. Born in Larchmont, NY, a daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Neofotistos) Bakes, Joanne graduated from Norwalk Hospital School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse for more than 45 years at numerous medical facilities that included the UMASS Medical Center, Providence House, and the Lutheran Day Health Center.

Joanne was a devoted and faithful member of St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral for 45 years. She will be remembered for the positive energy she shared with her family and friends. She was a selfless, loving, and compassionate mother and grandmother, who was devoted to her family.

She leaves two daughters, Barbra A. Guiliotis and her husband, Gregg of Orange, Ct.; and Ann E. Bulkley-Armour and her husband, Michael of Shrewsbury; a son, David M. Bulkley of Westborough; two brothers, George Bakes of Boca Raton, FL, and Nicholas Bakes and his wife, Patricia of Hamden, Ct.; a sister, Patricia Loskant and her husband, Robert of Monroe, Ct.; two granddaughters, Kathryn E. and Grace A. Armour of Shrewsbury. A sister, Helen Zapherson and her husband Dino of Norwalk, Ct. predeceased her.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, July 6, 2015 from 4-7 PM in Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main Street, Holden. Funeral services for Joanne will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 11:00 AM in St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 102 Russell Street, Worcester with the Rev Fr. Dimitrios Moraitis and the Very Rev. Fr. Dean N. Paleologos officiating. Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please remember Joanne with a contribution to St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 102 Russell Street, Worcester 01609. To share a memory or leave an online condolence, visit: www.milesfuneralhome.com.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Philip G. Haddad, Jr., Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main Street, Holden. Memory Eternal!

What’s So Special About Tonight’s Full Moon?

 Around Town, Home, Latest News, Today's Events  Comments Off on What’s So Special About Tonight’s Full Moon?
Jul 032015

event_127316082Tonight’s magnificent full moon is known as the Buck Moon, marking the time of year when young deer begin to sprout antlers.

As the first of two full moons this month, it also is known as a thunder moon, because July is known for its intense afternoon rain storms.

The second full moon this month, on July 31 will be the blue moon (and thunder moon).

The Blue Moon designation for the second full moon in a calendar month is fairly new. Previously blue moons were the third of four blue moons in a single season.

The last blue moon occurred three years ago, when both two full moons appeared in both September and August 2012.

Obituary: Ralph Gould, 90, Beloved Uncle of Bruce Goldslager

 Around Town, Home, Latest News, Obituaries  Comments Off on Obituary: Ralph Gould, 90, Beloved Uncle of Bruce Goldslager
Jul 032015

shiva-candleRalph Gould, 90, of Woodbridge, died Thursday July 2, 2015, at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford.

He was the loving husband of the late Isabelle Gould.

He was born in Detroit, Michigan on July 2, 1925 and was the son of the late Albert and Bess (Clayman) Goldslager.

Beloved father of Robert ( Lesley) Gould of New York,NY., Betsy (Jim) Roberti of Wellesley, Mass. Cherished Grandfather of Alyssa Roberti. Adoring Uncle of Bruce Goldslager of Orange. Dear Brother of the late Harry and Donald Goldslager.

Funeral Services at B’nai Jacob Memorial Park, 200 Wintergreen Ave. New Haven SUNDAY morning at 10:30 a.m.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 2075 Silas Deane Hwy. Ste. 100, Rocky Hill, CT. 06067 or The Connecticut Hospice 100 Double Beach Rd. Branford, CT.06405.

A private period of mourning will be observed.

Funeral Arrangements in care of Robert E. Shure Funeral Home 543 George St. New Haven, CT.

We Need YOU — Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival

 Around Town, Home, Latest News  Comments Off on We Need YOU — Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival
Jul 022015


A message from volunteer coordinator Denise Mirto:

The Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival — the department’s largest fundraiser of the year — will take place beginning Thursday, July 30 through Sunday, August 2.

Help is again gratefully accepted and very much needed in the main food tent.

If you are interested in giving of your time for a few hours, especially on Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m. for the day shift, or the evening time, beginning at 4 p.m.

Help is also needed on Sunday, beginning at noontime. The carnival does not go into the evening on Sunday.

We will also need some assistance on Thursday and on Friday beginning at 4:30 p.m.

If your company would like to volunteer together, as a group, that would be great and very much appreciated.

Coldwell Banker-Orange volunteers on Thursday night and Weichert Realtors Orange comes in on Friday night.

Please remember that aside from having a good time pitching in with your neighbors and friends to help, the volunteer fire department also helps keep our town taxes lower.

Call or e-mail Denise Mirto to add your name. 203-795-1080  or 203-464-9972 or [email protected]

Originally Published on: Jun 25, 2015 @ 15:54

Business Picking Up At The Orange Farmers’ Market

 Around Town, Home, Latest News, Today's Events  Comments Off on Business Picking Up At The Orange Farmers’ Market
Jul 022015

IMG_3380The Orange Farmers’ Market is now in its second week and obviously growing in popularity.

The Pavilion saw a couple more vendors selling their farm fresh products, including the Dream Come True Farm out of Oxford with natural infused oils. It was great having the couple there to point visitors in the direction of the right oil for what ails them.

Some of the vendors with nearby farms sent a partner off to pick up more items as they began to sell out. Six dozen fresh eggs arrived and were quickly sold to satisfied customers.

Julia’s Bakery brought a wide variety of delectable breads and dessert items.

Mary Ellen Holden, from Buttermilk Farm sold many bouquets of fresh cut flowers and potted plants. She also had  jars of honey from a CT beekeeper/family friend in two sizes that proved popular.

Next week, Zuppardi’s Pizza Truck will be on hand during regular Market hours and most likely will be a fixture at the event until the last one on Oct. 29.

It may be hot and humid out now, but, when you browse by and look at the knitted wool items at the Mapleview Farm table, remember that fall, winter and the holidays aren’t that far off and you can get some early Christmas shopping done in the same place where you buy your fresh squash and greens.

Stop by the Pavilion at High Plains every Thursday from 3:30 to 7 p.m. through Oct. 29.