Apr 262015

Screen Shot 2015-04-26 at 10.18.14 PMOn Tuesday, May 5th Cellini Design Jewelers, 464 Boston Post Road, Orange, will be hosting an epic Cinco de Mayo celebration, from 3 – 6 p.m., and everyone is invited. Join them for some amazing prizes, festive music, and traditional refreshments.

Stop in and see all the latest in spring jewelry fashion, including the new JLo line of Endless Jewelry. Entries may be purchased at the event for $5 for your chance to win one of FIVE Endless bracelets, worth $100 each. All entry fees collected and 5% of all sales that day will be donated to the Orange CT Lions Club Charities.

In addition, Jesper Nielsen, founder and CEO of Endless Jewelry will be present. Together they will be honoring one special lady from the community with the Endless Spirit Award! This special recognition will be awarded to one woman in the Orange community who deserves to be recognized, but is often left out of the spotlight.

If you would like to nominate someone, like the Cellini Facebook page, share the Cinco de Mayo post and tag your nominee along with a brief description of why they deserve this award. The winner will be selected on Friday, May 1st and be presented with her award at the event.


Apr 262015

chips biz card adThe fourth annual Pancakes for Parkinson’s fundraising supper will take place at Chip’s Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road, on Tuesday, April 28, with four seatings for dinners: 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Supper includes two pancakes, two eggs, bacon or sausage, and coffee or tea, all for $12.

Tickets may be pre-ordered or purchased at the door.

Proceeds will benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research to help find a cure for the millions suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. Chip’s is donating all the food for the meal.

Raffle tickets will be sold for prizes including an Ipad, gourmet baskets, wine and more.

Checks for tickets, sponsorships and donations should be made out to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and sent to Team Fox/Jody Culmone, 65 Peck Hill Road, Woodbridge Ct 06525. For more information call 203-387-4182 or e-mail [email protected].

Originally Published on: Apr 19, 2015 @ 19:45

Apr 232015

7212df70-bf6e-4711-a1f2-61eb4c8d7505Saturday marks the one year anniversary of the senseless murder of high school junior Maren Sanchez.
Orange resident can get in a practice run before the Cinco k de Miles race while supporting a good cause.
Active Health is sponsoring a 5K Run to Benefit The Maren Sanchez Memorial Scholarship Fund taking place on Saturday, April 25 at 9:30 a.m. at Jonathan Law High School, 20 Lansdale Avenue in Milford.
This 5K is part of a larger celebration taking place that day called Peace, Love & Music from Maren to honor the life of Maren Sanchez.
All proceeds from the day will go to the Maren Sanchez Memorial Scholarship fun, which gives back to the graduating seniors at Jonathan Law High School, a place Maren adored.
Registration information for the 5K can be found HERE.
Maren Sanchez

Maren Sanchez

Apr 232015

Applebee-s-Logo31Applebee’s Grill & Bar restaurants in Connecticut, upstate New York, and Pennsylvania is offering discounts, events and perks to thank those who have served or are serving during the Month of May in honor of “National Military Appreciation Month.”

Beginning Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 31, servicemen and women who dine at participating Applebee’s restaurants will be honored with the following:

  • 10 percent discount: retired and active duty military can enjoy a discounted price on all meals, excluding tax, gratuity, gift cards and other discounts.*
  • Armed Forces Day Celebration on Saturday, May 16:every restaurant location will offer free cake and coffee to retired and active duty military and their families from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Random Giveaways: as another way to say “thanks,” every location will offer random giveaways, including food, beverages and other perks.

“We are excited to offer even more ways of showing our thanks and gratitude in this second year of celebrating military service during May at our Applebee’s locations,” said Stephanie Griffin, Director of Marketing and Public Relations. “We encourage all veterans and active duty military that visit us in May to identify themselves as having served so that our managers can personally thank them for their service.”

Applebee’s patrons and military personnel can participate in the Military Appreciation Month offerings throughout the month of May in Orange and at the following Connecticut Applebee’s restaurant locations: Danbury, Plainville, Groton, Torrington and Mansfield.

Since 2009, Applebee’s locations nationally have served nearly six million free meals to veterans and active duty military members on Veteran’s Day. Applebee’s also began recognizing U.S. veterans and active duty military service members in 2011 with the launch of its national “Thank You Movement,” a program that encourages people to show their appreciation for members of our Armed Forces on Veterans Day. Since launching the program, Applebee’s has received more than 2.5 million personal “thank you” messages through the“Thank You Movement” website.

To learn more about how Applebee’s restaurants in Connecticut, New York, and Pennsylvania support and give back to local communities or participate in these programs, visit www.tlcneighborhood.com.

*Proof of service is required to receive the 10 percent discount. Acceptable identification includes: U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card, photograph in uniform or wearing uniform, DD214, Citation or Commendation.


Apr 162015

A file photo of the 2013 Amity Spartans.

A file photo of the 2013 Amity Spartans.

A fundraiser to benefit the Amity High School Football Program will take place at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, on Saturday, April 18 beginning at 6 p.m.

Ticket cost is $25 and includes a buffet style meal and drink ticket.

Raffle prizes will be awarded to lucky participants.

All proceeds go to the Spartans Football program.

In 2015, the Amity Football Team will be under the leadership of new head coach, 29-year-old Amity Grad Ted Czepiga of Bethany.

Originally Published on: Apr 12, 2015 @ 20:23

Apr 162015

IMG_0732-200x300Orange Community Services will present its first Food And Fuel Bank Benefit Concert “Spring Into Action,” at the High Plains Community Center, tonight, Friday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.

The concert will feature Orange resident Gary Harger with Art Bellucci on piano. Special guests include Barbie Harger and the Orange Chorale.

Musical selections from Broadway, the American Songbook and songs about Spring – the season of renewal will be featured.

After the concert a reception will take place in the cafeteria.

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Orange Community Assistance Programs, which includes the Food and Fuel Bank.

Come support these vital programs.

Tickets are $20 and are available at the Community Services Department or by calling 203-891-4788.

Originally Published on: Feb 10, 2015 @ 13:54

Second publishing on: March 6, 2015 @ 19:00

Last Published on: Apr 1, 2015 @ 19:20

Apr 142015

Aerial view of the Orange Congregational Church

Aerial view of the Orange Congregational Church

The Pilgrim Fellowship Youth Groups of the Orange Congregational Church will sponsor its Annual Community Tag Sale on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the Orange Town Green on Orange Center Road.

A space can be rented for $25.00 (with table provided = $30.00) by calling the Orange Congregational Church Office at 203-795-9749.

Coffee and donuts will be on sale by the Youth Group, as well as, hot dogs and soda.

If it rains, the Tag Sale will be held on May 16

Apr 142015

lCub Scout Pack 922 will host a fundraising Pancake Dinner at Chip’s Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road, Orange, on Tuesday, April 14.

There will be three seatings at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Menu includes 2 buttermilk pancakes, 2 eggs (no omelets), 2 slices of bacon or 2 sausage links, coffee, tea or kids’ drink.

Cost is $10 plus gratuity. Advance ticket purchase required.

For tickets e-mail [email protected] or call/text Liz at 1-860-573-2235.


Originally Published on: Mar 31, 2015 @ 23:34

Second Publishing on: Apr 3, 2015 @ 12:38

Also Published on: Apr 12, 2015 @ 20:08

Apr 122015

11107368_1555895661338856_4044350448747709272_nAmity High School student Natalie Booth, of Orange, whose mother has battled cancer for several years,  and the Amity Helping Hands Club are sponsoring a week-long fundraiser to support the Get in Touch Foundation which teaches both girls and boys about breast self-exams and breast health to aid in the fight against breast cancer.

Natalie invites everyone to wear pink, make a donation, or order a t-shirt to show your support all week long Monday, April 13 at 7:35 a.m. — Friday, April 17 at 2:20 p.m.

T-shirt design will be revealed later in the week.

Donations will be accepted during the lunch waves all next week.

Parents or members of the community who would like to donate may contact Natalie Booth at [email protected], please cc Amity High School teacher Debbie Davis at [email protected].

Stay tuned to her Facebook Event page for more information and to ask questions.