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Animal Rescue Benefit This Saturday (Feb. 25)

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Feb 192017
 

The Orange  Ale House Grille and Burger Bar, 517 Boston Post Road, will host a benefit event for the Furry Friends Foster and Rescue, Inc. on Saturday, Feb. 25 beginning at 6 p.m.
WTNH 8 news anchor Laura Hutchinson will host the event and the band Rude Boy George will preform.
Admission is a $20 suggested donation, which includes food and drink specials, and 5 raffle tickets with the opportunity to purchase more.
All proceeds will benefit the rescue and funds will be used for medical care and the dogs’ training needs.

Save The Date For The Orange Fire Auxiliary’s Pancake Supper

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Feb 172017
 

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will host its 8th annual Pancake Supper on Monday, March 6th at Chip’s Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road., Orange.

Menu includes Pancakes, Eggs, choice of Bacon or Sausage and beverage.

There will be an early seating at 5:30 p.m. and late seating at 6:30 p.m.

Prices are: $12 for adults, $6 for children 10 and under, gratuity included.

Tickets must be purchased in advance as we a limited number of seats 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@ LMK415@yahoo.com or visit their website at www.orangevfd.com

Orange Republicans Plan Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

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Feb 072017
 

Back by popular demand, the Orange Republican Town Committee is sponsoring its annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner on Monday, March 13 at Biagetti’s Restaurant, 77 Campbell Avenue, West Haven at 6:30 p.m.

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

Tickets are $40.00 per person and reservations must be made in advance by Monday, March 6.

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, call Pat Zeoli at 203-795-9679.

BOW Relay For Life Kick-Off Meeting Tonight!

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Feb 062017
 

BOW Relay For Life Chairman Lynn Plaskowitz invites anyone interested in joining the Relay for Life Committee or forming a team in honor or in memory of someone to come to the Kick-Off Meeting tonight in the High Plains Community Center Cafeteria, 525 Orange Center Road at 6:30 p.m.

For many years, adults seemed to shy away from leading teams because they felt it was a teen event.

What everyone must remember is that the focus of the relay is not the people attending, rather, it is an opportunity to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost to the disease and to fight back against cancer.

From the American Cancer Society Website: “At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.

One of the most touching moments each year is the Luminaria Ceremony that occurs after dark. If you have never attended or participated in the Relay for Life, you should attend tonight’s informational meeting and get involved.

Rotary Club of Orange Artisan Festival Planned

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Feb 032017
 

The Rotary Club of Orange will host its second Annual Artisan Festival at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, on Saturday, May 6,  from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Join us for the most creative event of the year. Food, Fun, and Live Music! Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day.

Tickets may be purchased in advance for $10 at www.rotarycluboforange.org/artisanfestival. Tickets also may be purchased for $12 at the door.

All proceeds are to benefit the good works of the Rotary Club of Orange.

OCW Thank Everyone For Attending Their Bubble Mania Fundraiser

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Jan 302017
 

The Orange Community Women (OCW) hosted “Casey Carle’s Bubble Mania” show at High Plains Community Center, on Saturday, January 28. 

The organization had no idea how many people would attend the event, but some of the women said that advance ticket sales were “great.”

About 15 minutes before the 3 p.m. show, the line for “at the door” ticket sales was “out the door.”

The standing room only crowd seemed to astound the hosts.

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

Children and adults alike laughed out loud and stared in awe as Bubble Master Casey Carle worked his bubble magic.

About the OCW

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.”

“Thank you for supporting OCW,” members said.

For more information on Orange Community Women call 203-799-3519.

Due to a camera malfunction all of the photos from this event are terrible!

Orange Lions Plan A Spring Tasting

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Jan 282017
 

The Orange Lions Club will host its Spring Tasting at St. Barbara Greek Church Hall, 480 Racebrook Road, on Friday, March 24 from 7 to 10 p.m.

The Wine and Liquor Outlet will provide fine wines, craft beers and bourbon for the event.

This spring wine tasting will include hors d’oeuvres, desserts and raffles.

Tickets are $35 per person and are available from any Orange Lions Club member, at the Wine and Liquor Outlet, 528 Boston Post Road, or by calling 203-795-3906 or 203-795-0134.

Proceeds will benefit local Orange Lions charities.

Church Youth Group Is Freezing Out Friday, Jan. 27

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Jan 272017
 

(Photo by Karen McCausland)

This is the perfect overnight weather for the town’s youth to Freeze Out and see what it’s like to be homeless and living in a cardboard box.

The Orange Congregational Church, 205 Meetinghouse Lane, began its annual Habitat for Humanity event this evening by building a cardboard shanty town in front of the church.

The teens and their adult chaperones will

(Photo by Karen McCausland)

take shifts spending time outside in the cardboard boxes, while others participated in activities inside the church.

Each year the youth group dedicates time during the spring/summer building a home for a worthy recipient in the Habitat for Humanity program. If you have the opportunity, stop by the church and make a monetary donation. All proceeds will go to the Habitat project.

The event will end Saturday morning and everyone will go home and get some badly needed sleep in the warmth of their own beds, but the memory of being out in the cold will stay with them for a long time.

Don’t Forget, “Bubblemania” Is Coming To Town On Saturday

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Jan 272017
 

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.

A Taste Of The Past: Harriet Tubman

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Jan 252017
 

The Orange Historical Society will present its annual Taste of the Past event at the Orange Congregational Church starring “Harriet Tubman” on Saturday, April 8 from 1-3:30 p.m.

Join the OHS for homemade hearty soups, breads and desserts followed by the performance by Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti as Harriet Tubman, an American hero who was born enslaved, liberated herself, and returned to the area of her birth many times to lead other slaves to freedom. 

Get your reservations in early as seating is limited.

For information call 203 795-3106.