Apr 012015

library booksThe Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road just added the following titles to its DVD, CD and Audiobooks inventories.

Movies on DVD

The Drop



The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

The Imitation Game


The Judge


The Theory of Everything


Archer, Jeffrey – Mightier than the Sword

Gardner, Lisa – Crash and Burn

Hawkins, Paula – The Girl on the Train

Hornby, Nick – Funny Girl

Juster, Norton – The Phantom Tollbooth  (j)

MacLachlan, Patricia – Sarah, Plain and Tall  (j)

Mandel, Emily St. John – Station Eleven

Montgomery, L. M. – Anne of Green Gables  (j)

Montgomery, L. M. – Anne of Avonlea  (j)

Patterson, James – Private Vegas


Beethoven, Ludwig van – Piano Sonatas op. 31 and op. 49  (Classical)

Fall Out Boy – American Beauty/American Psycho  (Rock)

Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!  (Popular)

LaVette, Bettye – Worthy  (Popular)

Now That’s What I Call Music, Vol. 52  (Popular)

Pink Floyd – The Endless River  (Rock)

Sleater-Kinney – No Cities to Love  (Rock)

St. Vincent – St. Vincent  (Rock)

Tove Lo – Queen of the Clouds  (Popular)

Trainor, Meghan – Title (Popular)

Apr 012015

Screen Shot 2015-04-01 at 11.58.08 AMNotice is hereby given that the Orange Town Plan and Zoning Commission will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at 8 p.m., at the Orange Town Hall, 617 Orange Center Road, on the following: 

APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL USE.  Submitted by property owner Stellato Realty, LLC.  For property known as 403 Derby Avenue.  The proposal is to have a wine tasting facility in conjunction with a vineyard on site.  Also for the sale of agricultural products produced on site.  Sales include wine and accessory items such as cheeses, breads, and other complimentary food items.  Facility will be a 5,878 sq. ft. addition to an existing 2,733 sq. ft. building. A SITE PLAN APPLICATION has also been submitted in conjunction with this application.

Apr 012015

Screen Shot 2015-03-31 at 2.54.27 PMAre you looking for a unique rental in a quiet neighborhood? Check out this listing for 856 Oakwood Road, Orange.

For $1,400 a month, you get a 1,000 sqft basement apartment with 2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom in a multi-family home with refrigerator, washer and dryer.

Listed by Weichert Regional Properties.

Security Deposit is $1,400

Call Marsha Oliver at 203-795-2700

MLS/Source ID: N10027996

Apr 012015

Vincent Farricielli and Georgina Mauriello from Georgina's Hair Studio

Vincent Farricielli and Georgina Mauriello from Georgina’s Hair Studio

A High School Prom is a young lady’s most treasured occasion with feelings and memories that will last with her until her wedding day.

So, after you’ve tried on a dozen gowns, and finally found the perfect one, are you really going to forget about your hairstyle?

Orange Live recently visited hair professionals Georgina Mauriello and Vincent Farriecelli at Georgina’s Hair Studio, 290 Boston Post Road, to discuss changing trends and what is new in prom hairstyles.

One recent trend in hair is color, whether you choose hair extensions or a complimentary shade applied to your hair — don’t think of it as looking like the singer Pink or 80’s style Cindy Lauper — softer streaks of blue or lavender to match your prom gown can make your look fun so up-to-the-minute for your big night.

At Georgina’s they understand the importance of a young woman feeling comfortable with her look, especially on a once-in-a-lifetime occasion such as prom.

They offer FREE consultations so you will know in advance if that Up-do you’re dreaming of will work with your short hair, or if you will feel comfortable with cranberry streaks in your blonde hair.

Farricielli said there’s nothing worse than a girl feeling self conscious about the way she looks on a big occasion. “It can ruin the whole night,” he said.

lashesGeorgina said the studio also offers airbrush makeup so the young ladies will look beautiful all night long.

Georgina specializes in textured hair, so if you have natural curly hair, she will find the perfect cut and style to compliment you.

Finding the right hairstyle for your gown also is very important. “If you have a lovely back on your gown, you don’t want to cover it up with your hair. We’ll work with you on the right hair style to compliment your gown.”

At Georgina’s Hair Studio, they take hair very seriously. If you want Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest straight flat style, but it just isn’t right for your face shape and figure, these professionals will steer you in the right direction and you will be so happy with your decision when you leave.

For a free pre-prom consultation call Georgina’s today at 203-799-2166.

Visit their Facebook Page for photos and even more information.




Originally published in 2013 


Mar 312015

thThe Orange Police Department, along with the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office, today announced the kick-off of “U DRIVE. U TEXT. U PAY.” – an effort to crackdown on motorists who choose to text, talk or otherwise distract themselves from the task of driving by using a hand-held mobile phone.

This effort is part of a larger campaign sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) – who deems the month of April, national distracted driving awareness month.  The Orange Police Department is participating in this campaign by adding special patrols – aimed at catching distracted drivers – especially those on their phones.

“For those who say that driving and texting is an epidemic, we believe enforcement of our hand-held mobile phone ban law is part of the cure.” Said Asst Chief Anthony Cuozzo

Under Connecticut’s cell phone and texting law, violations involve heavy fines, ranging from $150 for a first offense, $300 for a second violation, and $500 for each subsequent violation.

As many as 50 law enforcement agencies including state and local police will take part in the mobilization to enforce Connecticut’s tough law that prohibits motorists from texting and/or using hand-held cell phones while driving. The crackdown will span the entire month of April.

During a similar, three week campaign last September, over 7,000 motorists received a citation for using their phone while driving.

In 2013, 3,154 people were killed and an estimated additional 424,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involv­ing distracted drivers.

According to a 2014 special article in the New England Journal of Medicine, the risk of a crash or near-crash among novice drivers increased with the performance of many secondary tasks, including texting and dialing cell phones.

Police will be keeping an especially close eye out for drivers who text and drive.  “Texting and driving requires motorists to take their eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, and mind off the task of driving. It creates the proverbial ‘perfect storm’ for a crash, and no one has the right to put another person’s life at risk like that,” said Asst. Chief Cuozzo.

Connecticut remains the only state in the nation to receive special distracted driving prevention funds – the same funds that allow for special patrols to identify, stop and cite drivers who choose to ignore distracted driving laws.  Over $4.6 million dollars has been awarded to the state over the last two years specifically – to fund campaigns like this one.  Connecticut qualifies for this federal funding source through a mix of tough laws – and, a proven track record in strong enforcement of distracted driving laws.

“It’s not that complicated: if you text and drive, we will see you, pull you over, and fine you. We’re serious about enforcing texting laws,” said Asst Chief Cuozzo

For more information about national distracted driving issues, visit www/distraction.gov.

Mar 312015

Heifer Project InternationalElizabeth Martin (née Petrie), 61, died in Orange, on Friday, March 27, 2015 after a long illness. Born September 30, 1953, in Rumford, Maine, she lived in Brookfield, Connecticut for most of her life, graduating from Brookfield High School in 1971 and Greenwich Hospital School of Nursing in 1974.

She worked as a labor and delivery nurse at New Milford, Danbury and Waterbury Hospitals from 1986 until 2010.

Elizabeth was an avid hiker and community volunteer.

Survivors include her children, Brendan Gallagher of Stratford, Connecticut and Katherine Gallagher Robbins of Washington, D.C., and their spouses, Joanne Gallagher and Michael Robbins, as well as her brothers Stephen Petrie, John Petrie, Vincent Murphy, and Patrick Murphy and their families.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions to Heifer International are welcome.

Mar 312015

Screen Shot 2015-03-31 at 1.24.46 PMAntonio Fusarelli, 72, a longtime resident of Orange and beloved husband of Maria (Massarella) Fusarelli, entered into eternal rest on March 29, 2015 at his home and surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Luco dei Marsi, Province of L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy on June 1, 1942, he was the son of the late Biagio and Erminia (Martini) Fusarelli. After growing up herding sheep in the Italian mountainsides and in search of a better life, at the age of 20 Antonio immigrated to Thorold, Ontario, Canada joining siblings who came before him. There he worked for the Exolon Company, at a factory that made sandpaper for metal while also working various construction jobs.

In the late 1960’s, he met his future wife, Maria, and the married in 1970. At that time, he moved to the USA so they could establish roots and build a family in Connecticut. He worked for nearly 25 years as a construction worker and foreman, primarily for Miscione Construction. In that role, he participated in the construction of many new buildings that transformed downtown Stamford, as well as in Bridgeport, and New Haven, CT and in White Plains, NY.

Prior to his retirement, Antonio was a groundskeeper for the Darien Board of Education for 20 years.

In his free time, Antonio enjoyed making wine and curating fine Italian meats, tending to his bountiful garden, growing a variety of fig trees, playing bocce, and he was a competitive bowler is his younger days. He also took great pleasure in his stone masonry projects, of which his many works have come to dot the surrounding landscape.

Later in life, he especially enjoyed lovingly spending time with all nine of his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Maria of 44 years, he is survived by his children Emilia Fusarelli of Milford, CT, Angela Fusarelli Partalas (Tom) of Hamden, CT, Melissa Fusarelli (York Mario) of Orange, CT, Anthony Fusarelli (Sarah) of Arlington, VA, and Christopher Biagio Fusarelli (Jennifer) of Orange, CT, 9 grandchildren, his 5 brothers, Concetto Fusarelli and Guido of Luco dei Marsi, Italy, Francesco Fusarelli of Lewiston, NY, Domenico Fusarelli of Thorold, Canada, Bernardino Fusarelli of St. Catherines, CA and 2 sisters Annunziata Fusarelli Giradini of Thorold, Canada and Pierina Fusarelli D’Alo of Luco dei Marsi, Italy.

Besides his parents, Antonio is predeceased by his brothers, Vincenzo Fusarelli and Guido Fusarelli, and sisters, Maria Fusarelli Crescenzi, Domenica Fusarelli, and Natalina Fusarelli.

Friends and family may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1 at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford, CT.


A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 2 at 10 a.m. at Holy Infant Church, 450 Race Brook Rd.

Entombment to follow at Mt. St. Peter Cemetery, Derby.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405 or to the Smilow Cancer Center, Closer To Free, 333 Cedar St., PO Box 208028, New Haven, CT 06520.

To leave online condolences, please visit our website at www.codywhitefuneralservice.com

Mar 312015

Front row: Benjamin Cap, Kyle Hummel, Jeffrey Hutchinson, and Yarik Zabel. Back row: Zack Geremia and Den Leader Marty Hummel

Front row: Benjamin Cap, Kyle Hummel, Jeffrey Hutchinson, and Yarik Zabel. Back row: Zack Geremia and Den Leader Marty Hummel

Pack 922 of Orange held its annual Blue & Gold Banquet at Grassy Hill Lodge on March 29, 2015, where five boys were awarded the Arrow of Light.

Through the Boy Scouts of America, the award is the highest recognition available to Cub Scouts, and the only Cub Scout badge that can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform. The Arrow of Light is much more difficult to obtain than a belt loop, an activity badge or even one of the other rank patches.

To be eligible for the award, a Scout must be active in a Webelos Den for at least six months and have earned the Webelos badge. He must be knowledgeable of the requirements to become a Boy Scout including the oath, law, slogan, and motto as well as understanding the significance of the First Class Scout badge and uniform. The Scout must participate in an outdoor activity with a Boy Scout troop, attend a meeting with the troop, and go on a Webelos campout. He also is required to earn a total of eight activity badges. The ceremony is in essence a ‘coming of age’ ceremony symbolizing that Cub Scouts are now ready to become Boy Scouts.

The Cub Scouts awarded the Arrow of Light are Benjamin Cap, Zack Geremia, Kyle Hummel, Jeffrey Hutchinson, and Yarik Zabel. This prestigious award was presented to the boys at their Blue & Gold Banquet, where Webelos II scouts also cross over Boy Scouts. 

The Scouts crossing over to boy scouting are Benjamin Cap, Zack Geremia, and Jeffrey Hutchinson who have joined Boy Scout Troop 12 in Milford.

In addition to the Arrow of Light recipients, 30 other Pack 922 Cub Scouts advanced in rank as well. Reaching the rank of Wolf are Cub Scouts Jack Destival, Tristan Hansen, and Owen Higgins, with their Den Leader Pete Higgins.

Advancing to the rank of Bear are Cub Scouts Michael Audie, Todd Evans, Josh Homiski, Grayson James, Nathan LaPlante, Aiwen Lebreck, Jack Sullivan, and Aiden Wydra, with their Den Leaders Kevin Lebreck and Dave Evans.

Advancing to the rank of Webelos are Cub Scouts Timmy Cap, Connor Guccione, Bruno Martone, Carter Reynolds, and Nick Tice, with their Den Leaders John Guccione and Chris Martone.

Finally, advancing to the rank of Webelos II are Cub Scouts Jason Byun, Frankie Cavallaro, Daniel Kim, Grayson Kutcha-Humphrey, Michael Kwolek, Nick Massey, Sean Pivovar, Landon Rocchio, Nick Romano, James Schmitt, Chance Starrett, and Matthew Wezenski, with their Den Leaders Jen Cavallaro & Scott Massey.

Many special guests attended the Blue & Gold Banquet, such as Principal Michael Gray, Donna Wesolowski (Unit Commissioner), John Wesolowski (Scoutmaster, Troop 925 in Orange), Jim Niper (Scout Leader, Troop 12 in Milford), Scott Skuches (Scout Leader, Troop 12), Casey Glennon (Senior Patrol Leader, Troop 12), and Logan Niper (Boy Scout, Troop 12). 

According to Cubmaster Jeff Cap, the dinner is an annual event that honors the boys. “It’s basically a graduation party for everything the boys have accomplished this past year and a celebration as they move on to their next rank,” he said.

Cap said it was a very rewarding day for him and his wife, Vicky (Assistant Cubmaster of Pack 922), as they both watched these boys advance, especially their two sons, one of which received the Arrow of Light, but also then crossed over to Boys Scouts. “It’s very important for young boys to learn all the skills and safety taught in scouting. These skills are not learned in school or by just playing sports. It’s something they will learn and remember for the rest of their lives,” said Cap said.

Any boy in grade one through five can join cub scouting. To find out more about joining a pack in Orange or another town, please contact Jeff Cap at [email protected] or by visiting Pack 922’s website.

Mar 312015

Photo from popfi.com

Photo from popfi.com

It’s almost Easter. You’re a new mom, ready to color Easter eggs with your children but, you’re just not sure how long to boil the eggs so they’re perfect and not cracked or green inside.

Here’s a method that people swear will give you perfect hard-boiled eggs every time

1. Arrange the cold eggs in a single layer in a large pot and cover with water.

2. Bring the water to a rolling boil over high heat and cook for just 1 (one) minute.

3. Immediately turn off the heat and let the eggs stand. How long is your choice: 12 minutes will give you golden orange yolks, 15 minutes produces a moist yellow yolk.

5. Cover with ice water and let stand until you’re ready to color them — if they’re hot the kids won’t be able to handle them.

Mar 302015

fitness-centerThe Orange Chamber of Commerce will host a Spring Back to Health and Networking Event at ASD Fitness, Tuesday March 31 from 6-8pm.

Meet with local businesses for everything you need to get you and your family health/wellness information.

$15 for non members.

For more info: orangectchamber.com or call Anna at 203.795.3328