Welcome To La Famiglia Vincenzo, Your New Favorite Restaurant

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Jan 232017

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 1.27.29 PMWhen Orange resident Carol Gloria opened her restaurant La Famiglia Vincenzo at 1573 Boston Post Road, Milford, (across from PC Richard), in 2015, she wanted to offer guests a place to enjoy a quality meal at an affordable price, in a family friendly setting.

La Famiglia Vincenzo features daily specials sure to attract anyone looking for a new favorite hang out.

On some days Gloria welcomes guest bartenders. Any man or woman (of legal age) with the desire and talent is invited to take his or her place behind the bar and share a signature drink. A photo of the guest bartender will be displayed on the wall of the bar too. If you are interested in this opportunity, call Rob (the House Bartender), at 203-951-0585.

The specials are well-received, reasonably priced and surely worth a visit.

Sunday — Brunch 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. $19.99

Monday — 1/2 prices bottles of wine and $8 pizza

Wednesday — $6 Martinis and $6 Meatballs

Thursday — beginning at 5 p.m. Prime Rib Dinner $19.99

Monday – Friday — Happy Hour 3 – 6:30 p.m. reduced drink and appetizer specials

La Famiglia also hosts private parties and special events.

If you’re looking for a nice place to have a birthday party, bridal or baby shower, retirement; graduation; engagement; or office party or have a sports team even, call 203-951-0585 for information on reserving the private room or dining room for your event.

Once you’ve tried La Famiglia Vincenzo, you will sure to come back. The food is delicious and the staff is knowledgable, attentive (without hovering) and absolutely delightful.

A very special event at La Famiglia

A very special event at La Famiglia

Originally published on July 27 @ 6:39 pm

Pinnacle Educational Center Celebrates 8 Year Anniversary in Woodbridge

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Jan 232017

Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group (PECAAG) has reached a milestone this January, celebrating 8 years of business.   PECAAG is a subsidiary of BHA Education Consultants which was started in 1997 by Dr. Lowe.

The company has grown from the dreams of founder/CEO, Dr. Paul Lowe to a company headquartered in Woodbridge, Connecticut, with additional offices in Greenwich, CT;  Mid-town Manhattan; White Plains, NY;  Fort Lee and Princeton, NJ, Boston, MA and Wilmington, DE.  PEC/AAG also has international affiliate partners in London, Beijing, Delhi, Paris, Sao Paulo, Moscow, Kuala Lumpur and Lagos.

“It gives me great pride in joining clients and business partners in celebrating the company’s 8th anniversary. We have come a long way since the business was started in 2009, in the midst of a recession, and are very excited about our future as the company continues to thrive,” said Dr. Lowe when discussing the celebration.   “We chose Woodbridge as our headquarters because the developers/owners of the 245 Amity Office and Retail Complex had a positive vision and we had a positive vision which ultimately led to our success.”

Dr. Lowe and his team of advisors specialize in providing exclusive concierge-type admissions advisory and educational services for families and students who are interested in applying to and experiencing the unique educational environment and communities of Ivy League and highly selective colleges and elite private day and boarding schools; BS/MD programs; graduate, law and business school programs.

PECAAG’s ability to provide personalized, concierge-type services and in-home consultations based on clients’ specific needs and its admissions success rates have helped the company to continually grow over the past 8 years, and offers promise for future growth.

Visit their website: www.pinnacleeducationalcenteradmissionsadvisorsgroup.com

Orange Police: Woman Arrested On Warrant

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Jan 232017

On Jan. 3 at 11:45 p.m., Tyiesha Sanders, 25, of East Haven surrendered herself at police headquarters after learning of a warrant for her arrest.

The warrant stemmed from a shoplifting incident on October 26, 2016 at the Ocean State Job Lot store when Sanders and an accomplice stole merchandise valued at about $110.

Investigation led to the issuance of an arrest warrant, which was served at police headquarters.

Sanders was charged with sixth-degree larceny and released after posting $1,000 bond, for court Jan. 17.

Officers expect to make further arrests in this case.

“Bubblemania” Is Coming to Town: The Most Fun You Will Have In 2017

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Jan 232017

Orange Community Women (OCW) invites you to see “Casey Carle’s BubbleMania” at High Plains Community Center, on Saturday, January 28 at 3 p.m. 

BubbleMania is a highly- acclaimed show combining the science of bubbles with theatrical showmanship and comedy.   Its website describes the show as an “extremely unique program combining high energy entertainment with artistic achievement.  

BubbleMania is loaded with visual comedy, quick wit, big band swing music and the untamed, often unbelievable qualities and beauty of spherical liquids.”  This will be a wonderful community event and lots of fun for all ages.

Tickets are $7 at the door.  

Publicity Chairman Laura Griest said, “Orange Community Women is a chapter of Connecticut Junior Women, Inc.  We seek to unite the women of Orange and surrounding areas by participating in community service and providing enrichment, leadership and social interaction.  Our projects include awarding scholarships to Amity students, donating children’s books to the library, collecting for veterans, organizing activities for the Tracy Bunch (a group of special needs adults sponsored by Orange Community Services), visiting and working with the seniors at Silverbrook, donating holiday food baskets and gift cards to Orange Community Services and partnerships with Days for Girls, Manes and Motions Therapeutic Riding Center and Female Soldiers/Forgotten Heroes. Proceeds from this fundraiser support projects such as these.”

For more information on Orange Community Women, contact Donna Wesolowski, 203-799-3519.

Monday’s Play Auditions Canceled

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Jan 222017

The Orange Players’ want everyone to be safe, so due to the impending nor’easter, auditions for Monday, Jan. 23 have been canceled. The organization will resume auditions on Tuesday, January 24 and Wednesday, January 25 as previously scheduled.
Following is the previously published story regarding the upcoming play:

The Orange Players will be holding open auditions for our spring production of “Bell, Book and Candle,” written by John Van Druten and to be directed by Kevin Miller. A synopsis of the play and character descriptions can be found below.

Auditions will be held Jan. 24 & 25 from 7 – 9:30 p.m. at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Rd, Orange, CT. Actors will be asked to perform cold readings from the play, scripts will be provided. Call backs will be held on January 26 if needed.

Performance dates are April 21, 22, 28, & 29. Tech Week, April 17 through April 20. Brush Up Rehearsal April 27. Performances will take place at High Plains Community Center.

For additional information e-mail TheOrangePlayers@gmail.com

Gillian Holroyd is one of the few modern people who can actually cast spells and perform feats of supernaturalism. She casts a spell over an unattached publisher, Shepherd Henderson, partly to keep him away from a rival and partly because she is attracted to him. He falls head over heels in love with her at once and wants to marry her. But witches, unfortunately, cannot fall in love, and this minute imperfection leads into a number of difficulties. Ultimately, the lady breaks off with her companions in witchery, preferring the normal and human love offered her by the attractive publisher. But before the happy conclusion of the romance, Gillian comes very near to losing him—but doesn’t.

“One of the author’s greatest comedy successes. An outstanding and popular title among community theaters. “…completely enchanting—a wonderfully suave and impish fantasy.” —NY Times.

Gillian Holroyd, 25-40 years of age. “Gill” is a very powerful witch who seems to want to live a “normal” life. Her family doesn’t understand her, and her best friend is her cat Pyewacket, a “familiar.” Gill has to consider whether magic or love will be foremost her life.

Shepherd Henderson, 25-45 years of age. “Shep” has a very social and modern life, and is engaged to a young socialite. When Gill, Shep’s landlady, finds out he’s engaged to an old rival of hers, she decides to break it up.

Miss Holroyd. Gill’s Aunt, 40+ years of age. “Aunt Queenie” is an incorrigible, eccentric and charming witch who encourages magical mischief in Gill and Gill’s brother Nicky. But she’s come late to witchcraft and has to practice her spells at odd times and in odd places.

Nicky Holroyd. Gill’s brother. 25-40 years of age. A playboy socialite in the magic community, Nicky is flamboyant and young at heart, a jokester who enjoys playing tricks, gaining notoriety and surpassing his sister’s powers.

Sidney Redlitch: Any age, probably in 50s. This foremost scholar of modern magic – in his own mind, anyway — wants to write about New York witches and reclaim his fame from an earlier book on magic in Mexico. He’s messy, drinks copiously, and is excitable and gullible, which makes him exploitable by Nicky.

Obituary: John T. Quinlan, 89, Beloved Father of Kevin Quinlan

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Jan 222017

John T. Quinlan, 89, of Orange, beloved husband of the late Gertrude Quinlan, passed away on January 20, 2017.

John was born in Bridgeport, CT on October 19, 1927 to the late Frank and Esther Quinlan.

John attended Black Rock Grammar School and Bassick High School, class of 1946. He worked at Milford Rivet Co. and then proceeded to work for the Swan Engraving Co. for 35 years. He was an avid bowler in Milford for 45 years.

John loved the UConn Huskies Women’s Basketball team and enjoyed watching old movies and TV shows. Those who knew John at any point in his 89 years of life will likely attest to his contagious, positive attitude and endless kindness. He was always smiling, laughing and bringing joy to those around him.

John is survived by his sons, Kevin Quinlan of Orange and Edward Quinlan and his wife Denise of Shelton; his grandchildren, Kelly Hannon and her husband Mike of Waltham, MA and Aubrey and Travis Quinlan of Shelton; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his sisters, Jane Wilson and Dorothy Sabo both of Bridgeport.

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the CODY-WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT.

Burial will follow at Mt. St. Peter Cemetery, 219 New Haven Ave., Derby, CT. Friends and family may call on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. To leave online condolences, visit our website at www.codywhitefuneralservice.com.

Prepare Yourselves For The Impact of High Winds

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Jan 222017

A High Wind Warning in effect now  through 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24.

We may expect northeast winds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts 60 to 70 mph.

Winds could begin gusting as high as 45 mph just before daybreak Monday. The strongest winds are expected Monday afternoon and evening.

High wind impacts are as follows: damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Numerous power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles and on elevated roadways and bridges.

Secure any planters, bird feeders and outdoor furniture so they don’t become missiles if carried away,

Fog As Thick As Pea Soup This Morning

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Jan 222017

If you were out and about this morning you know just how foggy it was.

For those of you who slept in, here are some photos from around 8 a.m.

Open House: 5 Bedroom Home On Grace Trail

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Jan 212017

If you’re looking for a classy, roomy home in Orange, then check out this open house at 476 Grace Trail today (Jan. 22) from 12-2 p.m.

Lovely 2,729 sqft Colonial home featuring a spacious formal living room with wood floors and fireplace, large family room with fireplace and built ins, spacious breakfast room with built ins, dining room and 3 bedrooms on the first floor, all with ample closet and storage space.

The first floor master bedroom suite is equipped with several closets, one of which is a walk in, and private full bath. Second floor features 2 additional bedrooms with 2 floored attic spaces and full bath.

Fully applianced kitchen with sub zero built in refrigerator.

Located just minutes from Route 34, Route 1, I-95 and Route 15 for your easy commute yet close to stores, banks, restaurants and more.

Offered for $399,900.

Girls’ Basketball: Tigers Have No Mercy on Amity

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Jan 212017

The Lady Spartans Basketball team was on the road in Middletown on Friday to face off with the highly ranked Mercy High School Tigers.

The Tigers took an early 3 point lead and, although the Lady Spartans played hard, the third quarter belonged to Mercy which scored 10 more points than Amity after the half.

Mercy simply kept Amity on its toes until the end, and walked away with a 54-35 victory.

Amity 7 9 8 11 – 35
Mercy 10 10 18 16 – 54

How the girls played:  

Mercy’s Kameryn King was the game’s high scoring player with 17 points (including five 3-pointers).

Amity — Amanda Granados 15, Emma Gehr 8, Carly Marchitto 4, Tara Laugeni 4, Jillian Martin 4.

Totals: 13 7-12 35

Mercy — Kameryn King 17, Meghan DeVille 16, Bella Santoro 7, Sophia Finkeldey 5,Samantha Chapps  2, Lexi Leon 2, Tia Giansiracusa 2,  Vienna Knox 2, Jessica Carroll 1.

Totals: 18 12-14 54

3-point goals: Amity 2 (Gehr 2); Mercy 6 (King 5, Finkeldey 1)

Records: Amity 6-5, Mercy 10-2