Mar 042015

Screen Shot 2015-03-04 at 2.42.27 PMThe Orange Volunteer Fire Department has been very busy lately and the snowy conditions don’t necessarily make things easy.

On Tuesday, March 3, a teenager was home alone with the family dog when he detected a fire in a bedroom and called 911 at around 5:15 p.m.

When the OVFD arrived, the fire had extended into a good portion of the home and flames were coming out from the rear of the house.

The boy and dog escaped to safety.

The Derby Fire Department assisted at the scene, and the Woodbridge Volunteer Fire Department stood by at the firehouse and covered the town while Orange fought the fire.

Fire Marshal Tim Smith said the house sustained very little structural damage, minimal water damage, but heavy smoke and heat damage.

Smith said no one was hurt, but the family will be displaced for a while.

After his preliminary investigation, Smith said the incident appears to have been accidental and it was possibly an electrical fire.

Mar 042015

400x266_01101713_145132096From the National Weather Center: A winter storm watch is in effect from 7 p.m. tonight through Thursday evening.

Heavy snow is expected with accumulation of 3 to 6 inches.

With the warmer temperatures today rain will mix with sleet and snow before changing to all snow this evening. Snow may be moderate at times late tonight through Thursday morning before tapering off late tomorrow afternoon into the evening.

Hazardous travel conditions are possible due to greatly reduced visibilities and significant snow accumulations.

Mar 042015

oThe Orange Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will host its 6th annual Pancake Supper  at Chip’s Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Rd., Orange on Wednesday, March 4, with two seatings. There will be an early seating at 5:30 p.m. and late seating at 6:30 p.m.

The special menu includes Pancakes, Eggs, choice of Bacon or Sausage and a beverage.

Cost is $10 for Adults, $5 Children 10 and under. Tickets must be purchased in advance as a limited number of seats are available.

Tickets may be purchased from any Auxiliary member or at Knight’s Inc. 286 Boston Post Rd. Orange.

All proceeds benefit the Orange Volunteer Fire Department.

For further information, email Lynn@ [email protected] or visit their website at www.orangevfd.com

Originally Published on: Feb 11, 2015 @ 18:13

Second Publishing on: Feb 28, 2015 @ 12:13


Mar 042015

Purim-ClipartCongregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road will host a Megillah Reading for children in  grades 2-7 at 6:45 p.m. tonight (regardless of weather/ please use discretion)

For our non-jewish readers: The  Megillah is a scroll containing the biblical narrative of the book of Esther, traditionally read in synagogues to celebrate the festival of Purim.

Hamantaschen to follow.

Hamantaschen is a  triangular pastry with a filling such as preserves or poppy seeds, traditionally served in Jewish communities aroundPurim.

Mar 032015

basketballGirls in 3rd thru 8th grade are invited to take part in a basketball clinic March 9 and 16 at Amity Middle School, 100 Ohman Ave., Orange.

All Skill Levels are Welcome.

Sessions run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (arrive 15 minutes early for registration)

Cost is $20 per session of $30 for BOTH sessions. Pay a the door (cash or check)

The Amity Force girls basketball coaching staff will be offering these developmental skills clinics.

Join them for a fun evening of basketball drills and skills. Players will work on dribbling, shooting, passing, defense and decision making.

There also will be small sided competitive games.

Bring your own water bottle and basketball.

For more information, contact Robyn Martin at 203-988-6797 or e-mail [email protected]

Mar 032015

RoadAt around 5:30 pm the Orange F D responded to a house fire at 260 Hemlock Hill Road off of Grassy hill Road.

Derby Fire sent a rapid intervention team and Woodbridge Fire was called to cover the town.

Flames were seen coming from the rear of the home upon arrival.

We will update as more is known.

Mar 032015

snow house“Our” Meteorologist Kevin Arnone breaks down the incoming weather system on WXEdge accessible through our “weather tab (above).

As most Orange Live readers know Kevin is an Orange native who has been with us since the beginning (nearly 3 years).

He now has a great job at WTNH which always was his dream and he is still the most accurate forecasters out there.

Mar 022015

IMG_9890-1024x682The Orange Republican Town Committee is sponsoring its annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner on Monday, March 16 at Biagetti’s Restaurant, 77 Campbell Ave., West Haven at 6 pm.

There will be a complete Irish Dinner with Corned Beef and Cabbage and all that goes with it.

Tickets are $38 per person and reservations must be made in advance by Sunday, March 8.

Checks should be made out to ORTC and mailed to P.O. Box 632, Orange CT 06477.

There will be a cash bar and door prizes. We hope many of our friends will join us. It is always an enjoyable opportunity for “Wearing of the Green” by all who attend.

For questions and/or reservations, please call Pat Zeoli at (203) 795-9679.

— press release from the Orange Republican Town Committee

Originally Published on: Feb 7, 2015 @ 13:04

Mar 022015

originalYou can show your pride in your town with a 4×4″ Orange Connecticut Window Sticker.

The stickers are $2 each or 3 for $5. (The popular site, Vistaprint offers similar items for $7.50 each)

Orange resident, Dave Meneo designed and produces the stickers.

Under the famous Orange logo of a farmer and oxen, it says “A Great Place To Live” in celebration of Orange’s recent status update as the “Number 5: Best Cities for Young Families In Connecticut”

Click HERE to place your order.

Display one proudly on your car window to let everyone know that Orange IS a great place to live.