Where can you buy a Ford Explorer for $200? The Town Auction, of course.
On Nov. 18, the Town of Orange Highway Department hosted a tri-town public auction featuring 40 items, such as, vehicles, equipment and odds and ends from Orange, Bethany and Woodbridge.
The parking lot was bustling with cash carrying bidders from all over the place looking for a bargain.
For the first time, two unique items — Kilns, just in time for holiday pottery making — were up for grabs. One went for $35, and a larger one was out the door for just $40.
Retired Orange Police Cars (2011- 2013) went for $1,400, $1,800 and $4,,500.
A 2003 House Trailer — 492 sqft living space with 2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, vinyl siding, a metal roof, propane fuel and forced hot air was a bargain at only $1,300.
A 2000 F350 with extended cab and dumping flatbed found a new home for $2,900.
A majority of the card-holding bidders flocked over to the Golf Cart Corner, brought in from Woodbridge.
The prices varied from $2,200 to an appealing carry-all beverage cart for $3,900.
If you missed this year’s auction, stay with Orange Live for an announcement when the next auction is planned. In the meantime, save up your money. Half the fun is listening to the auctioneer.
The goodies include pies, brownies, cookies, cupcakes, fudge and dozens of varieties of the best treats they can muster — and these women KNOW how to bake!
Some of this year’s treats (pictured at right) include: Ready for hot chocolate marshmallows; Moist, delicious brownies; yummy Santa face cookies; Mint Thumbprint cookies and cranberry pistachio cookies…Incredible and SO reasonably priced even a child with $1 can walk away with something special and a BIG smile on his or her face!
Year after year the Auxiliary members seem to outdo themselves introducing some new hot item that you will most likely be dying to try making when you get home.
Hot chocolate and hot cider also will be available for sale.
The new Auxiliary cookbook, also is be available for sale.
All proceeds benefit the Orange Volunteer Fire Department.
The program includes a variety of holiday music performed by New England’s premiere girls’ chorale ensemble. The choir, based in New Haven, has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
Advance tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for seniors/students. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $15 for adults and $10 for seniors/students. Advance tickets may be purchased after church services on Sundays or by contacting the church at 203-795-6577.
Proceeds from all ticket sales benefit the United Girls’ Choir scholarship program. For more information regarding the performance or to book future performances, please contact the Elm City Girls’ Choir at 203-787-1244 or send an e-mail to [email protected].
Christmas has come to the Academy at the Orange Historical Society Antique Shop, 605 Orange Center Road.
Loaded with quality gifts from days gone by, this one stop shop is the place to visit on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Antiques and collectibles for all members of the family and for those hostess gifts that you need during this festive season.
For more information call 203 795-3106
On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Grande family of Orange will host its annual Touch-A-Truck event supporting Toys for Tots at their company, Soundview Landscape Supply, 50 Industry Drive, West Haven from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m.
Admission is ONE NEW unwrapped toy per child.
The day includes Live Holiday Music, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and a meet and greet with real US Marines.
Children will have the opportunity to climb on construction equipment, fire trucks and police vehicles.
Don’t worry if the weather is “iffy” this event is rain or shine, with indoor activities.
The Grandes welcome everyone to join them for this family favorite event that will provide less fortunate children with toys this holiday season.
By mid-summer, the zoo announced that the little guy was here to stay, but he would need a more suitable habitat.
This month, while everything is a little slow, the zoo is working on raising enough money to construct Rochan’s new home.
From his dreams of tree-top sunbathing to a 24/7 bamboo buffet, Rochan deserves only the best. In order to help build his posh pad, the zoo needs your help! Your donation today will help them turn $75,000 into $150,000. Every dollar you donate will be matched 1:1 by the Werth Family Foundation Challenge Grant.
Remember, the Beardsley Zoo vas the victim of state funding cuts several years ago, and depends upon public fundraising to continue running. It is Connecticut’s only zoo, and we are fortunate to have it located so close to Orange.
Click HERE for more information on the needs of the Red Panda and a link to donate to his habitat.
Every holiday season the Amity High School PTSO supports a family in need from Bethany, Woodbridge and Orange. If you would like to donate contact your town coordinator listed below. Monetary donations or gift cards to Walmart, Stop & shop, Target and Kohls are the most helpful so the PTSO can shop and meet the family’s needs in the best way possible.
All donations can be sent into the Amity High School main office by Thursday, December 9 so there is time to shop and prepare the gifts for delivery.
Thank you in advance for your continued support.
Orange – Durga Anumolu [email protected], Anna Mahon [email protected], also, Woodbridge – Lynn Estra [email protected], Nancy Nadelmann [email protected] and Bethany- Eileen Babbitz [email protected]
More than 168 guests, plus Lions members and Boy Scouts and leaders from Troop 925 (Pack 10) who were there to help, gathered for a delicious turkey dinner with all the fixins’.
As always, Selectman Mitch Goldblatt assisted in serving with a smile and Vinnie Carr offered live musical entertainment.
Lions Harold Cavallaro (marking his 20th year as host) and Ann Carollo co-chaired the event.
Lions President Nick Bencivengo and Cavallaro agreed that this may have been the best Lions Thanksgiving Dinner on record.
“Our Motto Is We Serve, and we are delighted to have served all of you today,” Cavallaro said.
Tim Cannata, 19, of Orange was the overall winner, at 16:24, followed by his brother, Michael, also 19, at 16:54.
The first female finisher was Alexandra MacEy, 25, of Woodbridge, at 19:46.
Two Orange residents won first place in their age groups: Grace Mahan, 11 and Shayna Goldblatt, 16.
Click HERE to see a list of the winners by category.
Click HERE for complete race results.