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Help Paint The Town Purple on May 13 (Deadline is Saturday)

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Apr 272017
 

The BOW Relay For Life Committee wants to Paint The Town Purple on Saturday, May 13.

Residents may purchase a purple mylar balloon to raise cancer awareness with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, which takes place at the Orange Fairgrounds, Saturday, May 20 – Sunday, May 21.

Each Balloon costs $5, paid in advance and on May 13th, the balloon(s) will be delivered to your home and tied to your mailbox.

This is a simple way to help raise money for cancer research.

Deadline in which to order balloons is Saturday, April 29, 2017. See the Order Form Below.

If you would like to help Paint The Town Purple, call Relay Chairman Lynn Plaskowitz at 203-627-1673.

Order forms also are available at Park and Recreation Department, located in the High Plains Community Center.

 

Save The Date For The Rotary’s Mother’s Day Rose Sale

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Apr 272017
 

Each year, on the first Friday of May the Rotary Club of Orange hosts its Annual Mother’s Day Rose Sale.

This year, the sale is on May 5th.

The cost which is $18 per dozen. The roses come in a clear plastic box for easy transportation with a care packet to ensure that your mother, wife or significant other enjoys those roses for many days. There is always a variety of colors from which to choose, including red, cream yellow, pink and salmon.

Roses may be preordered by contacting any Orange Rotarian or by calling 203-516-0870.

Orange Live will update this information as it becomes available. 

Church of the Good Shepherd Spring Rummage Sale

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Apr 212017
 

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Road, invites the public to visit its Spring Rummage Sale on Friday, May 12 from 1-6 p.m. and Saturday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to noon. 

Shoppers will find a wide array of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, along with shoes, handbags, scarves, jewelry, accessories, children’s games, puzzles, toys, books, DVDs, housewares, glassware, pictures, linens, etc. 

“There is something for everyone!  Make sure to stop by and peruse our treasures,” said Elaine Swirsky, long-standing Chairperson of this fun event. All are welcome to stop by and find a gift for Mother’s Day.

Church Worship Services

Sunday service times at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd include Rite II Holy Eucharist without music at 8 a.m. and Rite II Holy Eucharist with music at 10 a.m.  All are welcome. 

For more information about the The Church of the Good Shepherd’s many other programs call the Parish Office at 203- 795-6577, e-mail thegoodspheherd@optonline.net, visit the website at www.thegoodshepherdorangect.org, and check out the Facebook page www.facebook.com/cgsorangect for frequent postings.

Orange Congregational Church: Sunday Services, Tag Sale

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Apr 202017
 

Orange Congregational Church, 205 Meeting House Lane, invites you to come to one of its two weekly Sunday Worship Services:  at 8 a.m. in the Chapel or 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

The 10 a.m. worship service includes Sunday School programming for school age children, as well as a church nursery with a child-care experienced Crib Room Attendant for all birth to Pre-K children whose parents or guardians are attending worship service.

Tag Sale

The annual Orange Congregational Church Pilgrim Fellowship Tag Sale will take place on the Orange Town Green  Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (rain date:  May 20).

If you wish to rent a space, a space without a table is $20, or a space with a table is $25.

To sign up, call Esther in the church office at 203-795-9749.

Donations to the PF Tag Sale are also very welcome and can be dropped off to the church after May 7; call the same number.

Register Now For The Orange Lions Glow Ball Golf Tournament

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Apr 192017
 

The Orange Lions Club is teaming up with the Orange Ale House for its annual Glow Ball Golf Tournament on Friday, June 2.
The event will kick off at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road at 6 p.m. for food and drinks then proceed to the Orchards Golf Course, 137 Kozlowski Drive, Milford for a Shot Gun Start at 8:30 p.m.
At 11 p.m. prizes will be awarded and drinks served.
The format for this tournament is a 4 person scramble. You can look forward to competing in the Closest to the Pin contest, Low Gross and Putting Contest.
Register BEFORE MONDAY, MAY 1 for the early bird fee of $100 per golfer. After May 1 the fee is $125 per golfer which includes Glow Ball, Food/Drinks and Prizes.
For tickets, call Nick Bencivengo at 203-901-9062, or Ron Ruotolo at 203-996-0989 or e-mail  Ronruotolo@orangectlions.org

Fundraiser Today To Help Family Of Recently Deceased Young Father

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Apr 122017
 

Two Orange business owners are joining forces for a fundraiser in honor of DJ Catania, the father of two who died last week. 

Today would have been his 30th birthday and his friend, Kristina Kaoud, owner of Material Girls has organized an event at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, along with owner Jim Hassenmayer, in DJ’s memory.

The fundraiser runs from 4 p.m. until close tonight (Wednesday, April 12). Tickets are $25 at the door, and include beer and pizza, raffles and live music. 

Raffle tickets will be sold separately, and prizes, including an original painting, gift certificates and more will be drawn at 9 p.m.

Businesses and individuals still have time to donate raffle prizes. Just e-mail Marydaoutis@gmail.com or KKaoud@gmail.com or bring the item with you to the event. 

Proceeds will help the Catania family during this difficult time. 

If you are unable to attend and would like to make a donation, checks may be made out to Dean J. Catania, Sr., PO Box 747, Orange, CT 06477. 

In addition, anyone who shops at Material Girls through Saturday and mentions D.J., Kaoud will also donate 10% of the sale to the fund.

Orange Lions Do it Again: Another Successful Easter Egg Hunt

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Apr 102017
 

More than 200 children participated in the Orange Lions Club’s 55th annual Easter Egg Hunt on the Orange Fairgrounds April 8.

Prior to the hunt that began at 1 p.m. children were entertained with face painting and activities and of course visiting with the Easter Bunny.

The Lions seeded the field with 2,000 plastic eggs and countless foil wrapped chocolate eggs, miniature chocolates, m&ms and more. After each group completed their hunt, there was not a candy to be found.

Children who were lucky enough to find a foil egg marked with a sticker headed to the pavilion for a special prize.

Lions President Nick Bencivengo welcomed one young man in a wheelchair to participate, but he became overwhelmed by the crowd and couldn’t make himself enter the field. So two younger children, Amanda and Jacob kindly offered to collect some candy for him.

 

The Lions thank the parents for their good behavior and for following the rules this year.

Public Hearing and Board of Selectmen’s Meeting Tonight at High Plains

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Apr 052017
 

  • File photo of First Selectman Jim Zeoli during a selectmen’s meeting.

    Tonight is a busy meeting night in Orange. Immediately after the Special Town Meeting at High Plains tonight at 7, the A public hearing and Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place at the Community Center.

    Following is the Agenda:
    PUBLIC HEARING TO APPROVE RENEWAL OF PUBLIC DANCE HALL/POOL ROOM/EXHIBITION OR AMUSEMENT PERMITS AND SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN
    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017 IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE SPECIAL TOWN MEETING AT 7:00 PM
    HIGH PLAINS COMMUNITY CENTER
    AGENDA
    Call to order
    Fire Exits
    Pledge of Allegiance
    Introductions
    Motion to close regular meeting and convene Public Hearing
    PUBLIC HEARING
    Renewal of Public Dance Hall/Pool Room permits for (enclosures)
    Jack Kealey, Race Brook Country Club
    William Janikies, Grassy Hill Country Club
    Motion to close Public Hearings
    VOTE
    Renewal of Public Dance Hall/Pool Room permits
    PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
    (2 minutes per speaker)
    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    MINUTES
    To consider and act upon the minutes of the Regular Meeting of March 8, 2017
    (enclosure)
    NEW BUSINESS
    1. To consider and act on the request from the Lions Club to conduct a Christmas
    Tree Recycling Program (enclosure) – Fred Turner, Lions Club
    2. To consider and act on the request from the Lions Club to donate a water
    fountain (enclosure)Ken Lenz, Lions Club
    3. To consider and act on the request to approve the Resolution allowing the Town
    Clerk to apply for the 2018 Historic Preservation Grant (enclosure) – Patrick
    O’Sullivan, Town Clerk
    4. To consider and act on the request to approve the contracts for funding of
    services at Silverbrook Estates (enclosures – minus the Assisted Living Services
    Agreement) Sue Mauro, Administrator Silverbrook Estates
    a. Congregate and Rental Assistance Subsidies
    b.Housing Management Agreement
    c. DOH Management Plan
    d. Continuance of Security Contract with Securitas Security
    e. Food Services contract with CW Resources
    f. Renewal of Assisted Living Services Agreement between Utopia
    Assisted Living Services and Silverbrook Estates
    5. To consider and act on the dates for the Annual Town Meeting and Budget
    Referendum (enclosure) – First Selectman Zeoli
  • 6. To consider and act the date for the Town of Orange Charter Revision
    Referendum (enclosures) – First Selectman Zeoli
    7. To consider and act on recommending to the BOF appropriations for the
    purchase of a truck – First Selectman Zeoli
    8. To consider and act on Firehouse leases (enclosures)First Selectman Zeoli
    9. To consider and act on recommending the sale of town property on Indian
    River Road to the Annual Town Meeting (enclosures) – First Selectman Zeoli
    10. To consider and act on referring the proposed amendments to Article VIII,
    Section 350-29, et seq., Additional Property Tax Exemption for Veterans, to a
    Public Hearing (enclosure) – First Selectman Zeoli
    11. To consider and act on referring the Amendment of Chapter 223, Article III,
    section 223-7 to a Public Hearing to conform to the revised preliminary Flood
    Insurance Rate Map panels associated with the Quinnipiac River Watershed
    Restudy project for Hartford and New Haven Counties (enclosures) – First
    Selectman Zeoli
    COMMITTEES
    1. Capital Planning – Selectman Okenquist
    2. Pension Board – Selectman Goldblatt
    3. Bond Construction Oversight – Selectman Goldblatt
    4. Personnel Committee – Selectmen Zeoli, Okenquist, Davis
    5. Charter Revision CommissionSelectman Carangelo
    Motion to close Special Meeting
    Adjournment
    FYI
    Approved Minutes – February 8, 2017
    Appointments/Re-appointments
    Announcement Band for 2017 Independence Day Concert
    Bethany Leapley ASD Scholarship Fundraiser
    Special Town Meeting Notice
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Hippity Hoppity, The Orange Lions’ Easter Egg Hunt Is On It’s Way!

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Apr 042017
 

The Orange Lions Club will host its 55th annual Easter Egg Hunt for all Orange Children on Saturday, April 8, at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, beginning at 12:30 p.m. The first hunt for the youngest children steps off at 1 p.m.

In case of inclement weather, a “rain or snow date” has been set for Saturday, April 15th , at High Plains Community Center, with the same schedule of events as on April 8. The Easter Bunny will arrive at 12:30 p.m., one half-hour before the start of the Easter Egg Hunt itself.

There will be face painting for the children, and hot coffee for the adults.

The Easter Egg Hunt is divided into four (4) age groups. This allows each child to have an equal opportunity to collect the thousands of chocolate eggs which the Lions Club will have to distribute.

The four age groups are: (1) Pre School through Kindergarten; (2) First Grade and Second Grade; (3) Third Grade and Fourth Grade; (4) Fifth Grade and Sixth Grade.

Thousands of chocolate eggs will be distributed during the hunt. Prizes will be awarded to children in all age categories for finding specially marked eggs.

An adult should accompany all participating children to this event. Each child should have a bag or basket to collect their eggs (to be fair, children only on the field during his or her designated hunt). Parents may wish to bring a camera for a picture of their child with the Easter Bunny.

Please note that parking for this event should be on paved parking areas only.

Nick Bencivengo is the Chairman of this year’s event. Anyone who wishes to make a donation to this event is asked to contact Nick at 203-901- 9062. All donors will be acknowledged for their generosity at the Easter Egg Hunt.

The annual Easter Egg Hunt is but one of many community events and activities sponsored by the Orange Lions Club each year. Among the other annual events are: the Community Thanksgiving Dinner, the Senior Pizza Party, a Comedy Night fundraiser, eye screenings for pre-schoolers, an annual Wine Tasting fundraiser, and giveaways for children at the Memorial Day parade.

In addition, the Orange Lions make contributions to many community organizations; and for many years, the Lions have run a Community Grants Program for local groups who are seeking funds for a special reason. In particular, the Orange Lions Club has made many gifts to the Case Memorial Library over the years for the purchase of large print books and audio tapes for the sight impaired and the general public. The Orange Lions also fund two $1,000 scholarships each year for students graduating from Amity High School.

Meatball Challenge: And The Winner Is…

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Apr 022017
 

On Saturday, April 1, the Orange Ale House Grille and Burger Bar, 517 Boston Post Road, hosted the third annual  Greater New Haven Best Meatball Challenge.

This was a fun night to see who makes the best balls around and proceeds went to Paul Newman’s The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.

A Wine Tasting was sponsored by Connecticut Distributors and a beer tasting by Dichello Distributors.

The contest was open to individual entries and the judges did not have an easy task. But, in the end there was one top prize awarded, and that went to Natalie Davis for her chicken franchise meatballs. She received a trophy and a $100 gift card to the Ale House.

Last year’s winner Mike Martone earned the “People’s Choice” award this year.

Guest Judges included Vincent Farricelli, Robert Modena, Erin Logan, Anna Zap from Star 99.9, Mike Lapitino from WPLR.