Aug 202014

summer-concert-series-beach-music-festival-37-300x300The Orange Community Services has arranged for the final of three free Summer Concerts in the Gazebo (one per month June – August) ]on the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road from 6-8 p.m.

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy these all-ages appropriate shows

On Aug. 20, the bluegrass band “Whiskey Boys” plays (rain date Aug. 21).

Sponsors for these shows include: Maplewood of Orange; OVNA; The Goddard School; Affordable Dentures; Crunch Fitness and Geico.

Labor Day Concert

Unrelated to the Community Services series:

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.

 Second publishing on  Aug 7, 2014 @ 0:16 

Posted again on Aug 16, 2014 @ 16:16

Aug 202014

teddy-bears-picnic-51Here is a calendar of events taking place at the Case Memorial Library this week:

Monday, Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. 

Children’s Field Day Games

For ages 6-10. Outside at the siting wall. (in the meeting room if it is raining)

Monday night at 7 p.m.

Oscar Film: The Great Gatsby

A Midwestern war veteran fins himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor

Rated PG-13 – 143 minutes

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2-3:30 p.m. 

Teens: Make Toys For Shelter Pets

Help out our furry friends by making toys for local shelter dogs and cats.

This program is for students entering grades 6-12.

Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. 

Oscar Film: The Great Gatsby (with subtitles)

A Midwestern war veteran fins himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor

Rated PG-13 – 143 minutes

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2:30-3:30 p.m. 

Drop-In Tech Help

Get the answers to your technology questions in this informal drop-in session.

Thursday at 4 p.m. 

Teddy Bear Picnic Storytime

For ages 2-5. This delightful event takes place outside at the siting wall. You bring a snack, the children’s library staff provides juice.

Bring your favorite stuffed bear or other animal to join you, hear stories and play.

Aug 202014


Photos of Sam Shekman

Photos of Sam Shekman

Samuel Shekman of Woodbridge, CT, passed away due to a tragic accident on Sunday, August 17, 2014, at West Rock Mountain in Woodbridge.

Sam was born in New Haven, CT and lived in Woodbridge, CT, before moving to Willimantic, CT to attend ECSU two years ago.

He graduated Amity High School in Woodbridge, CT Class of 2012.

Sam lived a full life and had a fuller one still ahead of him. He loved people and was loved by everyone – friends, little kids, adults and peers. He enjoyed playing rugby and computer games, kayaking, counseling special needs children, camping, rock concerts and was always ready to lend a helping hand.

Sam is survived by his father, Michael Shekman, Mother, Tanya Shekman, and older brother Dan Shekman, all from Woodbridge.

Funeral service will take place on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 11am at East Side Cemetery, 157 South Pease Rd, Woodbridge, CT.

Family and friends are invited back to the Shekman’s Family house at 41 Manila Ave. in Woodbridge following the service.

In lieu of flowers please make a small donation to the Sam Shekman Rugby Fund, ECSU Foundation, 83 Windham ST., Willimantic, CT 06226.

The Weller Funeral Home, 493 Whitney Ave., New Haven, is in charge of arrangements.

To sign a memorial book please visit: www.wellerfuneralhome.com.


Aug 202014

Members of the Orange Lions Club helped serve dinner and the two-man band Good 2 Go entertained at the annual Senior Cookout under the Pavillion on Tuesday night.

Everyone seemed to have a good time, enjoying their meals,  and cake and dancing to the “oldies.”

Nice job, Dennis Marsh, on getting this together after a brief shower led to its postponement from last week.



Aug 202014

Screen Shot 2014-08-19 at 9.14.24 PMMarie Anquillare Apuzzo, 88, of North Haven, formerly of Orange for many years, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014 at her home.

She was the wife of the late Louis P. Apuzzo.

Marie was born in New Haven on September 25, 1925; daughter of the late Theodore and Antoinette Buonocore Anquillare; she and her late husband were the owner and operators of the former Apuzzo Market, West Haven.

Marie was an active parishioner and volunteered much of her time to St. Therese Church, North Haven; was a member of A.C.I.M., but most importantly was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her “little pumpkins” whom she loved unconditionally.

Mother of Patricia (Thomas) Elliot, Mary Lou (John) DiPaola and Michael P. Apuzzo, Sr. and his late wife Regina. Grandmother of Stephen (Claudine) Elliot, Christopher (Alison) Elliot, Melissa (David) Knight, Mark Peter (Cristiana) DiPaola, Scott (Kate) Apuzzo, Michael P. Apuzzo, Jr. and Louis C. Apuzzo.

Great-Grandmother of Andrew, Matthew, Ashley, Celeste and Dax Elliot, Juliana DiPaola and Luca Knight. Sister of Ceasar Anquillare and Louis (Rosemarie) Anquillare.

The visiting hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 PM. 

Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue Thursday morning at 9:30. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Therese at 10:00.

Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association, 4 Oxford Road, Unit D4, Milford, CT 06460 in memory of her late husband Louis P. Apuzzo. www.northhavenfuneral.com 

Aug 192014

Fresh and delicious bread and seasoned oil.

Fresh and delicious bread and seasoned oil.

When is the last time you went to the Redfish Grill? Now is a great time to try it and get hooked.

A friend, and Orange resident said she had lunch there for the first time on Saturday and liked it so much she came back with friends for dinner on Sunday.

We’ve heard nothing but good comments about the food, service and atmosphere but some diners have been put off by the price of their meal.

Well, Spiro has some good news for you, Redfish Grill now offers early dining specials, Monday thru Friday from 4-6 p.m.

The special menu includes 10 of the restaurant’s most popular dishes (seafood, beef, pork and chicken) all for $11.95 each.

You will have a choice of Scottish Salmon; Santorini Shrimp; Redfish Mediterranean; Tilapia Florentine; Broiled Scrod; Linguini with Clam Sauce; grilled Pork Chop; Pork Loin Marsals; Filet Mignon or Lemon Chicken.

Side dish selections are: Mac n’ Cheese; French Fries; Cole Slaw, Jasmine Rice; Roasted Potatoes or Seasonal Vegetables.

Even if you are not a bread lover, you will love the bread here.

Come on in and try the Redfish Grill. The food is always fresh and delicious, the service is fast and friendly and now the price is right too.

Don’t forget to mention that you heard about it on Orange Live

Originally Published on: Jun 10, 2014 @ 1:59 

Second Posting on: Jun 15, 2014 @ 22:59

Re-posted on July 11 @ 10:36 a.m.

Aug 192014

Screen Shot 2014-08-19 at 9.12.41 PMMyrtle May Brown, age 86, of Milford, passed away on Thursday August 14, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born May 20, 1928 in Harmony, PA., to the late Chester W. and Rose (Martin) Pettis. Myrtle was the wife of the late Elton R. Brown and was employed as a factory worker for JPM of Milford several years.

She is survived by her devoted children Donald Brown and his wife Marie, Robert Brown and his wife Barbara both of Milford, Timothy Brown and his wife Diane of Orange, Dennis Brown and his wife Anna of Milford, Steven Brown and his wife Beth of Naugatuck and Judy Schnieder also of Milford, 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her children a beloved son Elton (Gill) Brown and beloved daughter Doris Walsh.

Calling hours are Wednesday August 20th 2014 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Smith & Sefcik Funeral Home, 135 N. Broad St., Milford.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, Thursday at 10:30 am directly in St. Mary Church, Milford with interment to follow in St. Mary’s cemetery.

Donations may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society.

Aug 192014

Screen Shot 2014-08-19 at 7.36.14 PMThe Town Plan And Zoning Commission met tonight at Town Hall.

Following are the agenda items and discussions that took place:

  1. SITE PLAN APPLICATION – Submitted by Sixty Five Marsh Hill Road, LLC – Frank Dilieto for property known as 0 Salemme Lane a.k.a Assessor’s Map 3-1-6.  The proposal is for the use of the property as a temporary warehousing/dumpster supply company.  Empty dumpster-containers will be stored on-site and enclosed with a slatted chain link fence.

Discussion: The applicant hired attorney Brian Stone, who asked that the subject be postponed until the next meeting.

  1. SITE PLAN APPLICATION, ARCHITECTURAL SUPPLEMENT – Submitted by Kin Properties for property known as 130 Boston Post Road. For proposed façade work.

Screen Shot 2014-08-19 at 7.39.32 PMDiscussion: Kathy McDavid, store manager explained that current aluminum facade is chipping and unattractive, would be replaced with stucco.

Chairman Clark said proposed material does not comply with the town’s preferred materials regulation. He suggested incorporating stone or brick.

McDavid could not reach the architect by phone, so Clark said instead of denying the application, it would be continued to the next meeting.

3.  Review of draft “Outdoor Storage & Outdoor Displays” regulations.

Discussion: Town Attorney Vin Marino presented the draft.

In short
big stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s would bring in a site plan showing the parking lot, where merchandise would be on display and the amount of time it would be displayed outside the store, in order to obtain TP&ZC approval.

Screen Shot 2014-08-19 at 7.42.50 PMSidewalks would have to comply with ADA regulations so customers in wheel chairs would be able to get by safely.

Stores like Porch and Patio, Christmas Tree Shops and AC Moore should not have merchandise on the sidewalks, which is a safety issue, as it forces people to walk in the parking lot.

Zoning Enforcement Officer Paul Dinice said the two Garden Center stores often get large shipments of bulky materials, such as mulch for seasonal sales that wind up outside the store.

Clark suggested perhaps separating stand alone stores and multi-tenant stores.

Commissioner Judy Smith Morgan said maybe the regulations should gear more toward the size of the establishment.

Commissioner Ralph Aschettino said a 6-foot sidewalk with two way pedestrian traffic may be too tight.

After considering all the discussions, Marino said he would work on the draft and present it at the next meeting.

  1.  Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

Screen Shot 2014-08-19 at 7.43.59 PM• Firelight Plaza issued an abatement order. An Outdoor dining area is not approved

A dumpster enclosure is in disrepair, construction has been done without the proper permits.

• The owner and a tenant at — address? — would be sited for violations and anti-blight regulation issues. (commercial trucks, messy, machinery outside)

• Foreclosed properties that are in violation of the anti-blight regulations. Dinice is going to inspect several of them.

• Cars for sale in commercial parking lots must be removed.


8.   *APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION, PERMIT OR USE – Submitted by Mike LaRocco for property known as 119 Old Tavern Road.  The proposal is to construct an addition to an existing garage.   A larger ground Screen Shot 2014-08-19 at 8.03.58 PMcoverage is requested as per Section 383-26 I (3) (a) of the Orange Zoning Regulations.

Discussion: Clark said some residents reported that LaRocco repairs cars as a side job and this is not an allowed use, BUT the remainder of the application meets all criteria, and should be approved. He added that the LaRocco’s property is immaculate and well kept. The request passed unanimously.

  1. APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION, PERMIT OR USE – Submitted by New Haven Hebrew Day Inc. for property known as 261 Derby Avenue.  The proposal is to create and provide temporary classroom space to accommodate current student levels at an existing school.  Approximately 20 students will be using the space at any one time between the school hours of 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Discussion: The rear of the school has the most foot traffic so the school administrator asked that the temporary trailer (for up to 2 years) would be parked there and used for the girls’ High School.

Screen Shot 2014-08-19 at 8.07.12 PMClark said, in terms of regulations the trailer would be considered a building.

The trailer would have air conditioning and heat, the egress would be facing the existing building for safety reasons.

Clark said it meets all the criteria and there has never been any problems with traffic etc.

The application was unanimously approved with the addition of “after two years the temporary trailer would be revisited.”


Aug 192014


This year’s Orange Senior Center Summer Cookout that was scheduled for Tuesday Aug. 12 was rescheduled for tonight, Tuesday, Aug. 19 from 5-8 p.m. 

Hot dogs and hamburgers will be grilled and served with salads, followed by dessert and coffee.

“Good 2 Go” will perform.

Tickets are only $15 and available for pick up at the Orange Senior Center in the High Plains Community Center. 


Originally Published on: Aug 1, 2014 @ 9:00 

Updated on Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. 

Aug 182014

Israel barbequeChabad of Orange – Woodbridge and the Southern Connecticut Hebrew Academy present the second annual A Taste of Israel Bar-B-Q at 261 Derby Ave, Orange on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. 

Join us under the big white tent and experience authentic Israeli BBQ food and juice bar.

All-You-Can-Eat with music, spirited fun for adults, crafts and play activities for children. Shop our Little Jerusalem Shuk for Local Produce, Candy, Judaica Items & more!

Menu includes: Chicken Kabobs, Zatar Chicken Wings, Pulled Barbeque Beef on Pita, Hot Dogs, Falafel, Grilled  Vegetables, Summer Cous Cous Salad, Israeli Potato Salad, Israeli Chopped Salad, Corn on the Cob, Watermelon and lots more!

Tickets are: Adults – $15; Chlldren Under 10 – $6; Children Under 3 – Free

Tickets are available online at www.chabadow.org or call 203-795-7095, e-mail [email protected]