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Aug 202014
 

IMG_7122The skies were clear and the temperature remained pleasant at Orange Hills Country Club on Monday for the American Legion Post 127 Golf Tournament.

Participants rode in comfort on golf carts as they went from hole to hole.

The fundraising event benefits the Legion Post and its various youth baseball teams.

first hole

Aug 182014
 

SS2 William Boughton 5William Boughton, Music Director and Principal Conductor for the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, will be the guest speaker for the Fall Meeting of the Orange Arts and Culture Council at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19th, at the Case Memorial Library.

Since he assumed artistic leadership in 2007, the vision of the NHSO has widened. Considerably. He has reached out geographically and musically, with the orchestra playing at venues other than Woolsey Hall and presenting innovative programming choices, as well as more traditional choices. In 2008, NHSO was one of seven orchestras chosen to participate in the highly competitive League of American Orchestras’ Institutional Vision Program.

In 2009, the orchestra was featured in the Mira Max film “Everybody’s Fine”, starring Robert De Niro. The first commercial recording made by the NHSO in thirty years was completed in 2010, a CD of the music of William Walton on the Nimbus (London) label, which was recognized as a “Critic’s Choice” by Gramaphone Magazine. Also in 2010, NHSO received an award for Adventurous Programming from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Maestro Boughton, among his many public appearances, has presented two series for ILR, The Institute for Learning in Retirement, well received by all. Seating will be limited at the Library. Call for reservations at 203-795-3127 or 203-314-2704.

The OACC was founded in 2006 to maintain, to nurture and to promote the  arts in our town and in our region. Bringing artists of William Boughton’s stature is important in achieving this goal. Other activities of the OACC have concluded Annual Youth Concerts, adult musical performances, children’s programs, trips to museums in New York and Boston, art exhibits, the establishment of The Gallery at Town Hall and the Build a Better Birdhouse event at the Agricultural Fair.

The OACC also has, with the support of local business and civic groups, as well as individuals, provided free bus transportation to NHSO concerts at Woolsey Hall in New Haven. The group plans to provide trips to selected concerts this season, but would like to expand the program to cover all of the concerts.

To contribute to this program that has proven to be successful and valuable to Orange concertgoers, contact OACC President Pat Miller at 203-397-8915.

Aug 172014
 

golf-ball-reviewsThe American Legion Post 127 Orange Golf Tournament will take place at the Orange Hills Golf Course, 389 Racebrook Road on Monday August 18.

Players will receive a continental breakfast, dinner, greens fees, cart , tournament prizes, bag of goodies and a raffle to follow.

Registration will start at 7:30 a.m.

It will be a scramble format with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.

For more details, contact Rich Cenami at 203-795 4400 or e-mail [email protected].

Originally  Published on: Jul 26, 2014 @ 18:28

Second Publishing on: Aug 13, 2014 @ 12:40

Aug 162014
 

baseballAmity Baseball (the 2013 and 2014 State Championship winners) will be hosting a fundraiser on Saturday August 16 from 5 -9 p.m. at the Orange Ale House.  

Tickets are $25  per person purchased in advance, and $30 purchased at the door and includes 2 drinks per person (draft beer, house wine, or well drinks) and happy hour food (salad, pasta, pizza, & popcorn chicken).

There also will be a raffle.  If anyone has something they would like to donate as a raffle prize, contact Janice Farace ([email protected])

For advance purchase or donation, please make check payable to Amity Baseball and send to, Kathy Sabitsky, 40 Lambert Drive, Milford, CT  06460

Please mark check “donation” or “will attend.”

Originally Published on July 8, 2014 at 22:10

Aug 132014
 

Volunteers working in the main food tent

Volunteers working in the main food tent

To all Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival Volunteers:

 

A most sincere thank you to all the people who helped make this year’s Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival a huge success.

 

This annual fundraiser, the largest for this volunteer fire association, could not run each year without the many dedicated volunteers who work day and night over weeks and months for this event.  From the volunteers who worked selling raffle tickets, to the volunteers who prepped and cooked the food, to those who manned the food tents, and to all the public works employees who set up and broke down the carnival.  This whole event runs on the backs of its volunteers.

 

Without our volunteers the carnival could not have been the success it was.  Thank you for your continued support and dedication.  OVF volunteers – you’re the best!  See you next year.

 

Sincerely,

 

Donald Foyer

Carnival Chairman

Aug 102014
 

9691036806_43a2bfa221-734636St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 480 Racebrook Road, will host its 34th annual Odyssey Greek Festival, Labor Day Weekend, Aug 29, 30, 31, Sep 1, 2014

The grounds will be open from 12 to 10 PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday and 12 to 8 p.m. on Labor Day (Monday)

Parking and admission are always free.

The event goes on rain or shine, let’s hope for dry sunny days.

This is the best time of year to get your fill of St. Barbara’s excellent home made Greek delicacies, Greek Dancing and music.

Orange Live will have more information as the event draws nearer.

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[Keftethes (Greek meatballs), Dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves), Loukaniko (Greek sausage), feta cheese, olives, tomatoes, cucumber, spanakopita and tiropita]

Originally Published on: Aug 7, 2014 @ 0:25

Aug 092014
 

 

The Amity Teen Center Team in Hartford.

The Amity Teen Center Team in Hartford.

On Friday, Aug. 1 Amity Teen Center teens and staff participated in the “Dare Me For Charity” fundraising event in Hartford.  

Non-profit organizations in 32 cities will take part in these events this summer.  

The challenge was to jump from a high platform onto an airbag.  The platform could go up to 40 feet (the equivalent of about 4 stories).  

Sponsors bought $15.00 tickets that gave each contestant 3 chances to jump.  It was all very safe.  The Teen Center completed a total of 117 jumps!  

One of the ATC sponsors was Liberty Bank, which sponsored 10 jumpers and gave each contestant a backpack.  

The Teen Center was awarded $290.00 in prize money.

Aug 062014
 

10347095_913715278655697_952893514086433758_nAlthough the Orange Rotary does not share its events with Live, we gathered this information to share with our readers.

The annual Lobsterfest will take place on the Orange Fairgrounds this Saturday, Aug. 9 from 3:30 to 7 p.m.

Tickets may still be available at Michaels Jewelers, 435 Boston Post Road, or from Orange Rotarians if you know any.

The lobsterfest includes a kids menu and moon bounce to keep the youngsters happy.

Menu includes: Twin Lobsters or Steak, Clam Chowder, Corn-on-the-cob, Cole Slaw, Roll and better, complimentary Beer Wine and Soda.

Tickets are $40 per adult; Kids menu: Hamburger or hot dog and sides for $7.

for information www.orangectrotary.org

Aug 062014
 

Screen shot 2014-08-06 at 3.00.43 PMFollowing is a press release for the Dream Ride Experience to benefit Special Olympics:

The 2014 Dream Ride Experience, presented by Bozzuto’s Inc. and the Hometown Foundation to benefit Special Olympics, will take place, August 23 -24 in Farmington (CT). The event will unite motorcyclists, classic and exotic car enthusiasts, and families and friends who want to be a part of a fun, festive event to support Special Olympics. A motorcycle ride with starting points at Harley-Davidson dealerships/locations across the state and drawing participants from three countries – the US, Canada and Australia and 12 states (including Connecticut) and a host of activities are planned. These include a Twilight Car Cruise & Wrangler Rally, Dream Show car exhibit, celebrity guest appearances, kids’ activities and miniature golf. To view a full schedule of events and register, go to www.dreamride.org.

 

Registration is $30 for adults for a one-day pass  (includes Twilight Dream Cruise on Saturday night or Dream Ride/Dream Show on Sunday) and $50 for a two-day pass (includes Twilight Dream Cruise on Saturday night and Dream Ride/Dream Show on Sunday); $15 for children 10 – 16 (each day); and free for children under 10. Register by August 15th, and receive an official Dream Ride Experience t-shirt. Additional fundraising to support Special Olympics is encouraged. And, follow Dream Ride at facebook.com/DreamRide and twitter.com/DreamRideExp. To find out about sponsorship opportunities, call203-250-5660 or email [email protected].

 

Dream Ride Experience highlights will include:

Saturday, August 23rd –

  • Dream Ride presents national recording artist Lonestar at the Farmington Polo Grounds, 152 Town Farm Road, Farmington (CT). General admission tickets and lawn seats are $30.00 and may be purchased atwww.dreamride.org. Gates will open the day of the show at 5 p.m.; the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held rain or shine.
  • Ice cream/golf at Farmington Miniature Golf, 1048 Farmington Avenue, Farmington.

 

  • The Twilight Dream Cruise & Wrangler Rally presented by and originating at Papa’s Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram,585 E. Main Street, New Britain. The Cruise will conclude at The Farmington Club and be followed by a party featuring great food and live music. Check-in at Papa’s Dodge: 3 p.m.; Cruise begins: 5:15 p.m.

 

Sunday, August 24th 

  • A motorcycle ride with nine satellite sites across Connecticut converging at The Farmington Club. (Motorcyclists from other states and countries will arrive throughout the weekend.)
  • Dream Show, an elaborate auto show at The Farmington Club to be judged by a panel of notable car connoisseurs.
  • An all-day party featuring great food, vendors, live music,  a kids’ corner and pet adoptions. Celebrity guests will include Wayne Carini, host of the Velocity channel’s “Chasing Classic Cars”, John Ratzenberger, best known for playing mail carrier Cliff Clavin on the sitcom Cheers, lending his voice to Pixar’s feature films including Toy Story, Monsters Inc. and Cars, and host of “Made in America” and Tim Harris, a Special Olympics athlete and owner of “Tim’s Place”, a Tex-Mex restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico know for providing “the friendliest service in the world” and offering “breakfast, lunch and hugs.”

 

The Dream Ride Experience aims to unite thousands of motorcycle and car enthusiasts to enjoy the ride, celebrate Special Olympics athletes and join in a movement that inspires respect, acceptance and inclusion for all people with and without intellectual disabilities – both on and off the playing field.  Last year’s Dream Ride raised $520,000 for Special Olympics. The event has raised $2 million since its inception.

 

Event sponsors include Aqua Turf, Campus Customs, Dasani, The Farmington Club, Monster; Papa’s Dodge, Revelation Productions, Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, Trantolo & Trantolo, Western Beef, Bozzuto’s Inc, The Hometown Foundation and your local IGA Supermarket.

 

Aug 062014
 

20140806_143238The Orange Volunteer Fire Department collected some desirable prizes for its annual Carnival Raffle.

On Sunday, Aug. 3 hopeful ticket holders gathered around the main raffle tent waiting to hear their name called. Most walked away disappointed, but there were some local winners, including Marianne Miller, a member of the Orange Players and Orange Lions Club.

Congratulations to all the winners listed below:

1) $5,000 Visa Gift Card

ticket number 5894

Lou DeGennaro, Shelton

2) $4,000 Visa Gift Card

ticket number 11315

Marci Panapada, Orange

3) $2,000 Viaa Gift Card

ticket number 5569

Frank Benway, Shelton

4) $1,200 Diamond Designs Gift Certificate

ticket number 13689

Marianne Miller, Orange

5) iPad WiFi 16 GB

ticket number 283

Bill McEnery, Orange

6) $300 Trader Joe’s Gift Certificate

ticket number 2612

Scott Gusciora, Orange

7) $250 Knights Inc. Gift Card

ticket number 8060 

Jack Hay, West Haven

8) $200 Bens Service Center Gift Card

ticket number 8355

Brad Gesler, Orange

9) Tickets to the New Haven Open at Yale

ticket number 2279

Jenna Holt, Milford

10) $100 Chip’s Restaurant Gift Card

ticket number 3398

Manuel Weinberg, Orange