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Register Now For The OEDC 11th Annual Golf Tournament

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Aug 152017
 

The Orange Economic Development Corporation will be hosting its 11th Annual Golf Tournament at Orange Hills Country Club, 389 Racebrook Road, on Friday, Sept 8.
This year the OEDC will partner with Rotary and donate a portion of proceeds to the Rotary Club of Orange Youth Services Program. Also new this year, dinner will take place at the Orange Ale House immediately following the tournament. Awards and raffle prize winners will be announced during dinner.
Executive Director Annemarie Sliby said, “The tournament is a great way to have some fun while networking with peers and coworkers.”
Check-in begins at 11 a.m. at the clubhouse, where players will receive tournament gifts, can purchase raffle tickets, and have lunch while waiting for the shotgun start at noon “sharp.”
Massage Green also will provide chair massages during this time.
Tournament price is $175 per golfer and includes the following:
18 Holes of golf with cart
Tournament gift
Lunch at Check-in
Snacks and drinks on the course
Contests – Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive (Men & Women) and Hole-in-One
Dinner at Orange Ale House
Massages (provided by Massage Green)
Cold drinks at the Beer Tent provided by (Orange Ale House & Grill)
Cigars (provided by Orange Cigar & More)
Your chance to win some great Raffle Prizes
The OEDC is accepting registrations. Note accommodation of singles, doubles and triples can be made. Please call 203-891-1045 to register or register online at www.OrangeEDC.com/Events_Activities. The OEDC also is accepting Tee Sign sponsors–call if interested.
Sponsors include: Colonial Properties, F&W Equipment, Cohen and Wolf, Eagle Leasing, NORTHEAST Electronics, Massage Green, Orange Ale House, Orange Cigar and More,  and Tamaro Oil Corporation.

Support The Arts! Jamie Hulley Fundraising Gala On Sept. 9

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Aug 132017
 

“RUBIX KUBE – the galaxy’s most original ’80s tribute band” and their EIGHTIES STRIKES BACK SHOW – headlines the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation’s fifteenth annual Evening for the Arts Gala Benefit on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

The performance begins at 7 p.m. and is preceded by an Evening for the Arts reception at 6 p.m., which includes complimentary wine and beer, a dessert bar and silent and live auctions. Tickets are available through the Quick Center Box Office: (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396. (1-877-278-7396). Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the door.

RUBIX KUBE and their EIGHTIES STRIKES BACK SHOW is a one-of-a-kind, interactive ’80s time warp extravaganza. RUBIX KUBE is led by a male and female dynamic duo of karma chameleons, able to transform in-the-blink-of-an-eye into the voice and character of any ’80s icon. Madonna, Michael Jackson, Prince, Devo, Bon Jovi, Guns N’ Roses, Van Halen, Aerosmith and more! Their supporting sidekicks are some of the most excellent and versatile musicians around, including Steve Brown of the million-selling Rock band TRIXTER and David Z from The Trans-Siberian Orchestra. All are decked out in vibrant, vintage ’80s threads and with enough hairspray to take down Freddy Krueger, The Terminator, and all The Gremlins at once. The KUBE is able to crank out Pop, Rock, New Wave, and Dance hits from the decade of decadence, and perform them just like the originals – yet with their own gnarly twist.  This fast-paced, exhilarating show is truly a most AWESOME ‘80s experience.

“RUBIX KUBE is so exciting – they look like and sound like the real thing! It’s a ’80s party so guests should feel free to come dressed in their favorite ’80s garb,” said Judy Primavera, co-founder, and president of the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation.  “There is something for everyone – excellent entertainment, yummy desserts, and ‘totally rad’ auction and raffle items to bring home.” 

The Gala also showcases the talents of young aspiring performers involved in the foundation’s programs at Square Foot Theatre in Wallingford, Amity High School’s Creative Theatre, and Broadway Method Academy in Fairfield. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening is Jared Brown, Artistic Director of Square Foot Theatre with Amity Creative Theatre’s Rob and Andrea Kennedy and Broadway Method Academy’s Connor Deane & J. Scott Handley serving as co-hosts.

The Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the educational enrichment and professional development of young artists and early career professionals, was founded to celebrate the memory of Orange, CT, resident Jamie Alaine Hulley. All proceeds from the Gala are dedicated to scholarships, educational programs and grants in the arts throughout Connecticut especially in the greater New Haven and Fairfield counties.  Since the foundation’s creation in 2002, nearly 750,000 in scholarships and grants have been awarded which have touched the lives of thousands of area youth each year. For information on the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation, visit www.jamiehulleyartsfund.org, call (203) 891-8869, or email: jamieart@snet.net.

Saturday’s Carnival highlights

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Aug 052017
 

Bicycle winners Cyrilla and Paul with Asst. Fire Chief Charles Sherwood.

Saturday is always a big day for kids at the Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival. For as far back as I can remember, the Saturday matinee is when the Fire Department draws the winning tickets for the free bicycle raffle.

This year’s lucky winners were Paul from Milford and Cyrilla from West Haven.
The afternoon weather was perfect and it just got better as the day went on.
One of the hot spots was the fried dough booth under the pavilion and Eli’s restaurant tent also found a lot of fans.
The OVFD always manages to reel in celebrity announcers, Radio personality Brian Smith has been volunteering for a few years and this afternoon some were surprised to hear the smooth and familiar voice of former tv newsman Leon Collins, now a Legislative Representative for the Connecticut State Firefighters Association.
The annual fundraising event ends tomorrow, (Sunday) at 5 p.m.
If you have purchased your discount-priced ride bracelets online, when you arrive at the fairgrounds, go directly to the rear of the raffle tent (across from the pavilion ‘Main Food Tent’) to pick up your wristbands, and have your ID ready.

You may use your wristbands on Sunday, Aug. 6 from 12 noon to 5 p.m.

Remember, children must be at least 3-feet tall to ride any ride. 

You can still buy regular priced tickets at the carnival.

This is the 89th annual Firemen’s carnival and this year the goal of the department’s largest fundraiser is to raise $850,000 to purchase a 75-foot ladder truck with the capability of reaching the tall buildings in town.

Don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets for a chance to win one of 11 prizes which, this year, are:

  1. $7,000 Visa Gift Card – People’s Bank
  2. $4,000 Gift Card – Travelers Choice, 236 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
  3. $2,500 Gift Certificate – Anytime Fitness, 560 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT (Orange, CT Location Only)
  4. $2,000 Visa Gift Card – People’s Bank
  5. $1,200 Gift Certificate – Diamond Designs, 500 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
  6. Apple iPad Air 2, 16GB, Best Buy, 53 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
  7. $400 Gift Card – ShopRite, 935 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT
  8. $350 Gift Card – Chip’s Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
  9. $250 Gift Card – Knights, Inc., 286 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
  10. $200 Gift Card – Exxon Quick Stop, 404 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
  11. Gift Certificate to Yale New Haven Open at Yale Tennis Tournament

Tickets are just $5 each and can be purchased at the main raffle tent across from the pavilion.

The drawing is on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road. No, you do not have to be present to win.

Mother Nature Smiles On The OVFD Carnival (information and photos)

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Aug 052017
 

After a rather nasty early morning display, during which Mother Nature saturated the area (especially at 4, 6, and 7 a.m.) she then had a change of heart before the Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival opened for its Saturday Matinee making way for the third day of family fun. Continue reading »

A Phenomenal Opening Night For The OVFD Carnival

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Aug 032017
 

The weather was cooperative, the crowds were enthusiastic, the volunteers were great and this was just a phenomenal opening night for the Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival in Orange.

Come back again and enjoy fireworks on Friday and Saturday nights.

Carnival Hours:

Friday – 5:00 PM to 12 midnight

Saturday – 12 Noon to 12 midnight

Sunday – 12 Noon to 5:00 PM

Don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets for a chance to win one of 11 prizes which, this year, are:

  1. $7,000 Visa Gift Card – People’s Bank
  2. $4,000 Gift Card – Travelers Choice, 236 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
  3. $2,500 Gift Certificate – Anytime Fitness, 560 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT (Orange, CT Location Only)
  4. $2,000 Visa Gift Card – People’s Bank
  5. $1,200 Gift Certificate – Diamond Designs, 500 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
  6. Apple iPad Air 2, 16GB, Best Buy, 53 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
  7. $400 Gift Card – ShopRite, 935 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT
  8. $350 Gift Card – Chip’s Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
  9. $250 Gift Card – Knights, Inc., 286 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
  10. $200 Gift Card – Exxon Quick Stop, 404 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
  11. Gift Certificate to Yale New Haven Open at Yale Tennis Tournament

Tickets are just $5 each and can be purchased at the main raffle tent across from the pavilion.

Drawing is on Sunday, Aug. 6, at 4:30 p.m. at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road. No, you do not have to be present to win.

PLEASE HELP! We Need YOU-Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival

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Aug 022017
 

The Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival will be held this weekend beginning on Thursday, August 3 through Sunday, August 6.

Help is again gratefully accepted and very much needed in the main food tent.

High school students looking for community service hours are also invited.

If you are interested in giving of your time for a few hours, especially on Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m. for the day shift, or the evening time, beginning at 4 p.m.

Help is also needed on Sunday, beginning at noontime. The carnival does not go into the evening on Sunday.

We will also need some assistance on Thursday and on Friday beginning at 4:30 p.m.

If your company would like to volunteer together, as a group that would be great and very much appreciated.

Coldwell Banker-Orange volunteers on Thursday night. Real Living-Wareck D’Ostilio is putting together volunteers for Friday evening

Please remember that aside from having a good time pitching in with your neighbors and friends to help, the volunteer fire department also helps keep our town taxes lower.

The carnival is held rain or shine unless it’s called off due to dangerous weather.

If you are willing to help the OVFD, which is on call 24/7/365,  just show up and offer your assistance.

Call or email Denise Mirto to add your name 203-464-9972 call or text or even better email at denise.mirto@gmail.com

Wireless Zone, Orange Helps Children In Need

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Jul 192017
 

The National Retail Federation predicted the average person with children in grades K-12 would spend $97.74 on school supplies such as notebooks, pencils, and backpacks.

With more than 16 million children in the U.S. living in poverty, Orange Wireless Zone, 330 Boston Post Road, is working to alleviate the rising costs of school supplies through the fifth annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway in partnership with The Cellular Connection (TCC) and Culture of Good.

On Sunday, July 23 between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., the local Wireless Zone and TCC stores will be inviting Orange families and their children to pick up a backpack filled with school supplies, and this is expected to be the biggest year yet with more than 230,000 backpacks full of books expected to be delivered in 2017.

Coming Up At The Library The GREAT Basement Book Sale

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Jul 152017
 

Come to one of the most anticipated events of the year at the Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, on Saturday, July 15.

The Friends of the Case Memorial Library presents its first Summer GREAT Basement Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Where There Is A Need, There Is A Lion

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Jul 012017
 

The Lions Club of Orange dedicated its latest gift to the town of Orange, a three-tiered water fountain at the Orange Fairgrounds, on Saturday, July 1.

The fountain was the idea of Lion Ken Lenz, who spoke at the dedication, first about the history of the Lions Club International, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and then addressing the local Lions contributions to the community.

Selectman Mitch Goldblatt also addressed the Lions in attendance, thanking them for their donation to the town.

Although it was well publicized, only two non-Lions attended the dedication, which is a shame. But people utilizing the walking track did receive Lions Club water bottles that they could fill from the fountain for many years to come.

Enjoy this fountain, everyone. Think about the Lions Club when you fill your water bottles during the Independence Day Concert and Fireworks, or “water” your dog during a walk.

The Lions is one club that really does a lot for the community, don’t forget to say “Thank You” when you see one of them around town.

OVFD Auxiliary Offers Mohegan Sun Bus Trip

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Jul 012017
 

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary offers a Bus Trip to Mohegan Sun on Saturday, July 8. 

Cost is $40 per person — the beautiful part is that the package includes $25 in perks: $10 game voucher and $15 food voucher.

Bus leaves the parking lot at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, at 4 p.m.

Leaves Mohegan Sun at 10 p.m.

Any question contact Karen at 203-395-2581

The Last Day to purchase a seat is Saturday, July 8.

This is a fundraiser to benefit the Orange Volunteer Fire Department.