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Orange Community Women Present Chinese Acrobat Li Lu     

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Jan 222019
 

On Saturday, January 26, at 3 p.m., Orange Community Women will present Li Liu in “Traditions of Chinese Acrobatics.” This family event for all ages is a one-woman acrobatic show in which Li performs hand balancing, plate spinning, artistic cycling, ribbon dancing, diabolos and foot juggling.

A limited number of volunteers get to join her on stage to create an impromptu ribbon dance, and also to try their hand at plate spinning. The documented history of acrobatics in China goes back more than 2,000 years. Throughout her show, Li explains some of the rituals of Chinese culture and the Chinese New Year, teaches the audience some basic Chinese phrases, and encourages them to think about what it might have been like to grow up in a different time and place.

Li Liu was born in the city of Shenyang in The Northeast of China and began her acrobatic training at the age of 6.  She was chosen to attend The Chinese National Circus School in the capital city of Beijing where she trained until she was 16.  After touring extensively throughout Europe and winning medals and prizes at several festivals, she came to the United States with Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus and toured all over the US.  She is a regular on the NBA & WNBA half-time circuits and is also a featured performer on Princess Cruise Lines.

The show will take place at High Plains Community Center Gym  525 Orange Center Road in Orange. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.  For advance tickets contact Michelle @ 203=605-4383 or fbailey1@optonline.net  or any member of OCW.

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 charitable and community 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 Estates, donating holiday food baskets and gift cards to Orange Community Services, supporting Relay for Life and partnerships with Days for Girls, Manes and Motions Therapeutic Riding Center and Female Soldiers/Forgotten Heroes.

We meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00 at HPCC and new members are always welcome.  For information about OCW, please contact Donna Wesolowski at donnaweso@optimum.net.

Jan 042019
 

The Amity Boys Lacross Team will trade in their lacrosse sticks and helmets for order pads and serving trays during a benefit breakfast at Eli’s Restaurant, 285 Boston Post Road, Orange, on Sunday, Jan. 13 from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

You won’t have to cook that morning, just bring the whole family and have some fun and breakfast for just $10 per person while benefiting and getting to know these wonderful athletes.

 

Jan 012019
 

Happy New Year to all of our faithful Orange Live readers.

Here’s wishing everyone peace, happiness and much less stress than what many of us have had in the past year or two.

Be kind to one another, and live each day as if it is your last.

 

Have You Signed Up For the New Year’s Day Chilly Chili Run?

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Dec 302018
 

Dennis Marsh and Denise Stein during the 2016 Chilly Chili Run

It’s hard to believe, but it is almost time for the New Year’s Day Chilly Chili Run to benefit the Amity Teen Center.

The 22nd annual 5K Race and Fitness Walk, followed by a hot chili brunch, will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 1 at the High Plains Community Center in Orange.

Entry fees are $27.00 for the 5K Road Race, $15.00 for runners 12 and under, and $15.00 for those who want to register for the Fitness Walk.

There will be an Early Packet Pickup and Late Registration in person at the High Plains Community Center on Monday, December 31, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Day of Race registrations will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the gymnasium.

Teen Center President Jane Opper said, “This is the Amity Teen Center’s largest fundraiser of the year.  We are fortunate, once again, to have People’s United Bank as our Title Sponsor.  So, join us on January 1 to walk or run to celebrate the New Year and enjoy a hot chili brunch afterward.”

For more information, please call Race Director, Joe Riccio at (203) 481-7453 or email him at wssac-ct@juno.com.

A Look Inside One Of The Garden Club’s Holiday Houses

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Dec 282018
 

The Garden Club of Orange hosted its biennial Holiday House Tour, “Deck The Halls” on Sunday, December 9.

Five charming and unique Orange homes were beautifully decorated by members of The Garden Club of Orange and available for paying guests to view from Noon to 3:30 p.m.

The Garden Club keeps the locations a secret until the tour begins, and the homeowners are sworn to secrecy as well.

This year, one of the homes chosen for the tour was that of Selectman Mitch Goldblatt and his wife, Abby.

They told us that the process was intense, with members of the Garden Club visiting the house long before the event and taking notes on the color scheme, existing artwork, and decor.

A team of about 5 Garden Club members is assigned to each home, and they work with the homeowner on the preferred colors of flowers that they’ll use and which, if any of the existing bowls, dishes and vases they can use.

Unlike many of the homes that are decorated with greens and holly for Christmas, the Goldblatt’s home was a little different, since they are Jewish and celebrate Hanukkah. Blue and Silver replaced the Red and Green at Christian homes.

The Goldblatt’s could not have been happier with the end result, their entranceway, living room and fireplace, den, and kitchen all were adorned with beautifully crafted fresh flower arrangements that complimented their home perfectly. 

Mitch said the women who decorated his house really paid attention to every detail, they even baked Star of David Sugar Cookies with blue icing. 

Abby loved the way they made arrangements to “go with” the family’s artwork and utilized some of her decorative bowls.

This was not the first Hanukkah house the Garden Club has done, they featured one late year, too, but no one could give us an exact number since the tours began. 

NEW Orange Lions Fundraiser: Lions Will Pick Up and Dispose of Your Christmas Tree

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Dec 272018
 

Members of the Orange Lions Club will be happy to remove your Christmas tree placed at the end of your driveway or walkway and arrange for it to be shredded. 

They will do this on Saturday, January 5, and Saturday, January 12 to benefit Orange Lions Charities.  The fee is only $15 per tree. 

When you participate, you will be helping fund local community grants to worthwhile non-profit groups, and also helping our environment by recycling your tree.  No pile of needles all over your living room or family room, and no need to lug your tree to the transfer station!

If you would like to arrange this service,  call Orange Lion Fred Turner at 203-389-4688 to arrange a date and time.

Town Employees Hope To Bring Joy To Less Fortunate

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Dec 192018
 

The Orange Highway Department, we know them best as the crew that plows snow, repairs roadways, cleans up after storms, and so much more.

This holiday season, Highway foreman Donny Foyer and his 13-man crew, along with a few extra guests decided to do something special during their holiday party.

Many residents may not know this, but not everyone in Orange is rolling in the dough. Some families are struggling for a variety of reasons. Any number of children may not get presents at Christmas — Yes, in Orange.

The goal at the Highway Department was to fill a payloader with new, unwrapped toys that would be brought to the Orange Community Services Department for distribution to less fortunate children.

The toy collection, as you can see from the photograph, was a success.

Great Job OHD, Merry Christmas to all of you and your families.

 

Don’t Forget, Santa’s Helper Saturday, Dec. 15

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Dec 152018
 

If you are one of the lucky families that signed up for Santa’s Helper this year, don’t forget that today’s the day!

Santa is practicing his “Ho, Ho, Ho” and the elves and helpers have been working hard to get the fire trucks ready to go!

Don’t make alternate plans for today, Saturday, Dec. 15, because Santa gets very sad when families aren’t home when he and the firefighters arrive.

The start time for Santa’s Helper deliveries is 3 p.m.

Get Your Tickets For Sunday’s Holiday House Tour Now!

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Dec 072018
 

Holiday House Chairmen Pat Nizen and Lisa Stackpole (Photo by Linda Bradford)

The Garden Club of Orange will host its biennial Holiday House Tour, “Deck The Halls” on Sunday, December 9, 2018, from !2:00 Noon to 3:30 p.m.

Co-Chairs Pat Nizen and Lisa Stackpole announced that five charming and unique Orange homes beautifully decorated by members of The Garden Club of Orange will be available for viewing.

House chairs include Pat Dray, Sally Denny, Lana Ho, Larry Huzi, Sandy Horling, Marianne Bauer and Nancy Bartle.

Limited tickets are available for purchase at $25 each, by contacting Nancy Becque at 203-795-9425.

The Garden Club of Orange is a member of the FGCCT, NEG, and NEC.

For membership information contact Joanne Friedrichs at 203-795-4266.

Maplewood Hosts Festival of Trees and Lights on Thursday

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Dec 062018
 

Maplewood at Orange, 245 Indian River Road, will host its annual Silent Auction and Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 4-6 p.m.

All proceeds will benefit the Orange Community Assistance Program which provides assistance with food and fuel for the Orange community.

Come celebrate the holiday season, enjoy festive music, appetizers and cocktails, while bidding on beautifully decorated trees and baskets.

Important, RSVP should have been done by Monday, Dec. 3 to Liz Castiline-Gannon at 203-795-3117 or e-mail lcastiline@maplewoods