Apr 242014

Paint The Town PurpleThe Relay For Life Committee wants to Paint The Town Purple on Sunday, May 4.

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 31 – Sunday, June 1.

Each Balloon costs $5, paid in advance and on May 4, 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.

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

Originally Published on: Apr 9, 2014 @ 20:19

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Apr 232014

Screen shot 2014-04-06 at 6.21.22 PMThe Amity Link Crew will host a fundraiser at Chip’s Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road, on Tuesday, April 29.

Admission is $10 and includes 2 buttermilk pancakes, 2 bacon or sausage, 2 eggs, coffee or tea.

Seatings are at 5, 6, and 7 p.m.

Link Crew is a group of trained volunteer students who take incoming freshmen under their wings as they transition into high school.

Originally Published on: Apr 6, 2014 @ 18:23

Apr 232014
The Juniorettes, front to back: Emily, Caelin, Josie, Erika, Keira, Alli, Alexa and Lilli Back Row -Cheri and Karen

The Juniorettes, front to back: Emily, Caelin, Josie, Erika, Keira, Alli, Alexa and Lilli
Back Row -Cheri and Karen

The Orange Community Juniorettes held their first fundraiser last weekend, April 18-19 at Material Girls, 463 Boston Post Road.

The Juniorettes sold handmade Easter eggs, baskets, fresh cut flowers, and plants.
“We wish to thank Material Girls, The Home Depot, and Trader Joe’s for all of their support,” said Juniorette Advisor Holly Gregory. “And of course, a big thank you to all who came out to support us.”
All proceeds go directly to service projects within Orange.
Apr 192014
Some of Last Year's High School Relay team members

Some of Last Year’s High School Relay team members

The Amity Helping Hands Club is sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast for Relay on Saturday, April 19, at Applebee’s, 526 Boston Post Road, Orange.

Tickets are only $5.00 and all proceeds will go to Relay for Life.

Please purchase a ticket (or two) and join us on April 19 from 8 to 10 a.m.
Tickets can be purchased at the door.
Originally Published on: Apr 8, 2014 @ 9:36
Apr 182014

JuniorettesThe girls of the Orange Community Juniorettes will have a two-day Easter Flower Sale and Material Girls Fundraiser, Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19 from 12 to 5 p.m.

The fundraisers will take place at Material Girls Boutique, 463 Boston Post Road (left side of the same building as Kaoud Rugs).

Stop by and do some shopping for Easter, Mother’s Day, Spring or just because.

When you mention Juniorettes at checkout, 10% of the sale will be donated to the group to help fund future community service projects.

The flowers are great ready made gifts for Easter or Passover. Come on out and support the girls.

Originally Published on: Apr 5, 2014 @ 0:08

2nd printing on  Apr 14, 2014 @ 22:08

Apr 172014

glowgolfThe Orange Lions Club is looking forward to warmer weather and their annual Glow Ball Golf Tournament.

The fundraiser is planned for Friday, June 6 (rain date, Saturday, June 8)at the Orchards Golf Course in Milford where nighttime golf with glow-in-the-dark golf balls have become a favorite among locals.

Entry fee is $100 per golfer and includes a shirt, glow ball, food and drinks and prizes.

The evening starts off at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road for food and drinks at 6 p.m.

Then off to the golf course for shot gun start at 8:30 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded, and drinks will be served at 11 p.m.

The format includes a 4 person scramble; closest to the pin contest, low gross and putting contest.

Space is limited, so register by May 23.

For tickets, call Ron Ruotolo 203-996-0989 or Nick Bencivengo 203-901-9062.

All proceeds benefit the Orange Lions Club Charities.

Apr 132014

giving hair and hopeThe Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, will host the Giving Hair and Hope Musical Fundraiser today (Sunday, April 13) from 4-8 p.m.

Tickets are $20 with all proceeds going to children with cancer. Admission includes two bands — Peter Lucibelli and The Alehounds. Orange Ale House is providing pizza, pasta and salad. Cash bar.

Tickets may be purchased at the door.




Apr 122014

Lions Club LogoThe Orange Lions Club is sponsoring its 52nd annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 12, at the High Plains Community Center in Orange.

The Easter Bunny will arrive at 12:30 p.m.  Additional activities include face painting and coffee beginning at noon. The Easter Egg Hunt is divided into four groups, to ensure that every child has an equal chance to collect the thousands of chocolate eggs that will be hidden.

The four groups are: Pre-School through Kindergarten; 1st & 2nd grade; 3rd & 4th grade; and 5th & 6th grade.  More than 10,000 chocolate eggs will be distributed during the hunt.  In addition, many prizes will be awarded to children in the above four categories for finding specially marked eggs.

An adult must accompany all participating children.  Each child should bring a bag or basket to collect eggs.  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.

Lion Nick Bencivengo is the Chairman of this year’s event.  Anyone who wishes to contribute prizes or make a donation toward the purchase of prizes for this traditional community event is asked to contact Nick at 203-901-9062.  All contributors and donors will be acknowledged for their generosity at the Easter Egg Hunt.

In case of inclement weather, a “rain or snow date” has been set for Saturday, April 19, 2014 at High Plains Community Center.  The arrival of the Easter Bunny (12:30 PM) and Easter Egg Hunt (Noon) will remain the same.

The Easter Egg Hunt is but one of many community events and activities sponsored by the Orange Lions Club each year.  Among other activities are: the annual community Thanksgiving Dinner, the Orange Scholarship Fund, (which awards two $1,000 scholarships to local youths each year), the annual Senior’s Pizza Party plus the Orange Lions provides Community Grants to worthy organizations and government agencies to purchase needed items.  The Orange Lions Club makes generous gifts to Case Memorial Library for the purchase of large print books and audio tapes and DVD’s for the sight impaired.

The Orange Lions Club also sponsors the Foundation High School Leo Club (Lions youth group) for special needs youth.  The Lions also provide needed funds for the support of eye research, training of Fidelco guide dog for the blind, Lions low vision centers which provide vision aids to the sight impaired at cost, Connecticut Radio Information Systems, and Camp Hemlocks for disabled children.  The Lions motto is “We Serve.”

Originally Published on: Mar 22, 2014 @ 16:59

Previously Published on: Apr 2, 2014 @ 5:28

Apr 102014

CW-305_Large_Dozen_Rose_Box__91173.1302811445.1280.1280The Rotary Club of Orange is holding its annual Rose Sale fundraiser on Friday, May 9 (Mother’s Day Weekend).

The cost is $15/dozen which includes a clear plastic box and care packet; there will be a variety of colors to choose from and they make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift.

All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting Rotary’s initiatives both abroad and in the local community, such as Operation Warm Coats For Kids Program and the Rotary College Scholarships for Orange residents.

Roses will be available for pick-up between 11-2 on Friday, May 9 in front of High Plains Community Center and then from 2-6 at Colonial Properties, 200 Boston Post Rd., Orange.

Based on supply, they may also be available on Saturday, May 11, from 8-12 at the Orange Transfer Station.

To order roses in advance,contact Mike Richetelli, 203-795-8060, [email protected] or any Orange Rotarian.

Apr 062014

Sad dogRockin’ Out For Animal Rescue (ROAR) is a group of no-nonsense animal rescuers and trainers, assisting families and homeless animals in the community.

ROAR donates time teaching Responsible Pet Ownership through educating the public of the importance of training, vaccines, et care and sterilization.

They also offer financial assistance to families who cannot afford to spay/neuter their pets. All of this is in order to decrease overpopulation of animals suffering and dying in shelters.

The Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, will host a fundraiser today (Sunday April 6) from 1-8 p.m.

Tickets are $20 at the door, and admission includes food, drink specials, raffles and 7 bands.

Portions of the proceeds also go to benefit the Milford Animal Shelter and Rescued In The Nic of Time.

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