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Orange Lions’ Thanksgiving Dinner

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Nov 072018
 

First Selectman Jim Zeoli and Selectman Mitch Goldblatt are among the volunteers at the annual Lions Thanksgiving Dinner.

The members of the Lions Club of Orange will host their annual Thanksgiving Dinner the first Sunday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 25.

The dinner is open to everyone but their target guests are the town’s elders, shut-ins, and all those in need of good food and fellowship. Entertainment during the event is provided.

For more information, call Joan Cretella at 203-891-4786.

Transportation can be provided by the Community Services Transportation program. Call the Transportation Coordinator, Kim Callahan at 203-891-4788 to arrange a ride.

 

Orange Live Offers Special Short-Term Holiday Advertising Rates

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Nov 042018
 

Small business owners who don’t have a lot of money for advertising, may enjoy this special short-term offer from Orange Live.

In October, a candidate requested that we post a campaign ad in our right side column for one week. We agreed to this and found that the ad performed incredibly well.

Then, in November, a second candidate asked for ad space for a six-day period. Again, we agreed and provided a daily rate. That ad, too, performed and continues to perform, incredibly well.

This said, Orange Live believes that some businesses that have weekly holiday specials or last-minute events may appreciate the opportunity to be able to get the word out in an eye-catching ad on our website. This would include restaurants that have space for holiday parties, gift certificates, are taking holiday dinner reservations or want to get the word out about a special promotion. How about a jewelry store with a one-week Christmas sale? Maybe a boutique that’s having a one-night wine and cheese party and sale?

We believe that Orange Live has some of the most reasonable advertising rates in the area, and we provide our clients with the views, hovers, and clicks that their ad receives on our site.

Surely, you will find that advertising on Orange Live works, and the short-term agreement will give you an opportunity to try it out, no matter what your budget is. We’ve never heard of anyone else with an offer like this.

You may send us a prepared ad to post, or we will custom build one for you at no extra cost.

Call Terri at 203-506-1747 and leave a message or e-mail orangectlive01@gmail.com and we will be delighted to work with you. 

 

Please Consider Adopting A Family For the Holidays

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Nov 032018
 

Every year Community Services organizes a gift-giving event for Orange resident families and elderly in need. The identities of the recipients are kept confidential for their privacy.

They are asking Orange residents to adopt one of the registered families/elderly residents or to donate whatever they can.

The families that participate are asked to send the Community Services Office wish lists from their children to help sponsors with ideas for gift giving, whether it’s a toy, clothing, and a book or gift card.

Organizers also request grocery gift cards for perishable items and decorated food baskets, containers, boxes, bags, etc. for our residents to help them with their food needs.

Joan Cretella, Director of Community Services

Phone: 203-891-4786

 

Funtober at the Fairgrounds Postponed until Sunday, Oct 28

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Oct 242018
 

Due to expected rain, the Funtober at the Fairgrounds will be postponed until the rain date, Sunday, October 28 from 1-4.

Cars can start parking for the Trunk or Treat at 12 noon.

If the fairgrounds is too wet from Saturday’s rain then the Trunk or Treat portion will take place in the parking lot by the High Plains Swimming Pool.

We hope to see you Sunday!

Happy Halloween

Funtober at the Fairgrounds Planning Committee

Orange Republicans Host Comedy Show Fundraiser

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Oct 132018
 

Join the Orange Republican Town Committee for a Fundraising “Comedy Show” at St. Barbara Hall, 480 Racebrook Road, Orange on Friday, October 19 at 7 p.m.

Republican candidates attending to date are Themis Klarides (114th). Pam Staneski (State Senate), Kathy Kennedy (119th), Charlie Ferraro (117th), Joe Markley (Lt. Governor),  Kurt Miller (Comptroller) and Matt Corey (U.S. Senate).

Come and enjoy a night of fun-filled comedy with Pat Oates, Mel Vs, and E J Murphy!

Pat Oates has been performing all over New England for more than 10 years and is a regular on WPLR’s the Chaz & AJ morning show. Mel Vs is a favorite of audiences across the Northeast and is currently the founder and host of the Comedy Cocktail Hour in Simsbury. EJ Murphy is a Vermont native and has built a reputation as one of the Northeast’s funniest comedy acts. They will keep you laughing long after the show is over.

Enjoy cabaret-style seating, and reserve a table for you and your friends. BYOB, bring your own snacks and/or appetizers will make your night complete! There will be a large assortment of themed raffle baskets plus coffee and dessert will be provided.

The cost is $40 per person and advance ticket sales are a must. Tickets can be purchased by calling 203-795-9651 or 203-795-4619 or go online at www.orangectrepublicans.com

It will be a fun-filled and eventful night! You don’t want to miss this one!!

Ben’s Hosts Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraising Event

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Oct 122018
 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Ben’s Service Center, 115 Boston Post Road, Orange is hosting its annual Pink Out Week for Breast Cancer Awareness from Monday, Oct. 15 through Saturday, Oct. 20. Complimentary Coffee, Tea, and snacks will be served all week

For all the men and women affected by breast cancer, Ben’s will be promoting its Lubes 4 Boobs program during which it will donate $5 from every oil change done during that week. In return, you will receive a goodie bag filled with “great stuff” including coupons and promotional items from local small businesses from the area, Breast Cancer Awareness information and a free pink air freshener.

Book your oil change early by calling 203-795-9324 or 203-800-5748.

In addition, 100% of all sales of Lokai bracelets at 2 for $5 will be donated to “Lori’s Loves” towards cancer survivor Lori Girola McCarthy’s walk to help end cancer.

Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation Funds Amity Middle School (Bethany) Production

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Oct 112018
 

Michael Crisci, Forest Vandeflor, Fred Hulley (sponsor), Judy Primavera (sponsor),
Dr. Keith Smolinski, Nina Carmeli, Spencer Fiske

With a generous grant from their headlining sponsor, The Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation [based in Orange], The Spartan Players (Bethany campus) announced the production of High School Musical Jr. as its fall musical.

The show will take place at the school on  Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. 

The Spartan Players look forward to bringing this energetic story to life.

The Squarefoot Theatre Company’s Patrick Laffin has teamed up with Amity staff members, Keith Smolinski, Robert Fragione, and Marissa Nall, to bring this amazing show to the Middle School stage.

Tickets will be on sale at the door for all performances.

Lions Invite All To lts Fourth Annual Comedy Night — Three Acts On The Bill

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Oct 102018
 

The Orange Lions invite the public to “Come Laugh With Us”, its 4th annual comedy night at St. Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church’s social hall, 480 Racebrook Road on Saturday, October 13. Doors will open at 7 p.m. to cabaret-style seating where patrons can BYOB and snacks. Setups will be provided, as well as desserts and coffee at the end of the show. A raffle drawing will be held with several baskets on display and awarded to those who choose to participate.

The entertainment for the evening will start at 8 p.m. and feature three stand-up comedians. The announcer and headliner is Craig “Fig” Figuereido, whose credits include appearances on HBO, MTV and Showtime channels, among others. Also appearing is Nikki Carr, from Last Comic Standing, and the Ellen Show. Rounding up the night’s billing is Aldo Marachlian, who has appeared in Comedy After Dark-Comedy Central and at the Apollo.

This is the fourth annual Orange Lions comedy show, for which the net proceeds will be donated to Orange Lions Charities. These include the Community Grants program, which benefits local organizations such as the Volunteer Fire Dept., the library, girls scouts, etc., the Lions Clubs International Foundation, and other blindness prevention programs.

Tickets are $30 each if purchased in advance, or $35 at the door, and are available from any Orange Lion, or by calling Lion Ken Lenz at (203) 795-3906. As is true of most stand-up comedy this is an adult-theme show intended for mature audiences only.

So please “come laugh with us” for a great cause, and have a good time. This popular event is growing each year and may sell out. Get your tickets soon.

Oct 052018
 

Material Girls of Orange, 463 Boston Post Road, is hosting a Shopping, Car Wash and Bake Sale fundraiser to benefit the Amity Field Hockey Team on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Amity Girl’s Field Hockey Team is having a great season so far and this is an opportunity for you to support them while getting something for yourself. Shop, get your car washed and check out the bake sale during this four-hour event.
Material Girls will donate 15% of all sales to the team when you shop during this event, or if you can’t make it that day, mention this post anytime through Friday, October 11.
Spread the word and share this post with Friends & Family. Find fabulous Fall fashions, and the hottest trends or unique choices in clothing, jewelry, gifts and more!! Gift wrapping is available too!

Help Those in Need, Pick Up An Extra Item Or Two When You Shop

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Oct 042018
 

food collection photo for illustration

Orange Community Services is preparing for the holidays and requests help from Orange residents.

We’ll start with the one thing everyone is familiar with, non-perishable food items. This is the time of year the shelves in the food closet begin to go bare and donations are desperately needed.

As we previously reported, Scout Troop 60724 has a collection box set up at High Plains for food pantry donations. These items will go to the Town Food Closet.

Suggested Menu for Thanksgiving Dinner Baskets

Grocery certificate for turkey and perishables ($25.00 to $50.00)

Stuffing mix

Boxed mashed potatoes or fresh potatoes

Canned sweet potatoes or fresh potatoes

Canned peas or other vegetables

Packaged roll mix or cornbread mix

Cranberry sauce

Gravy mix

Canned fruit cocktail or juice

Tea or coffee packets

Pie crust and pie filling or other dessert

Optional items:  napkins, dry milk, candles, candy, nuts, condiments, etc.

DROPOFF DATE:  Please have to Connmunity Services at High Plains by Friday, November 16th

Suggested Menu items for Christmas/Hanukkah Dinner Baskets

Grocery certificate for ham and perishables ($25.00 to $50.00)

Canned pineapple

Ham glaze

Packaged scalloped potatoes

Winter squash

Canned vegetables

Packaged roll mix

Canned fruit or fruit juice

Tea or coffee packets

Packaged cake mix or cookies

Optional items:  napkins, candy, dry milk, candles, pickles, mustard, etc.

Grocery certificate for roast beef and perishables ($25.00 to $50.00)

Boxed mashed potatoes or fresh potatoes

Beef gravy

Canned peas & carrots or other vegetables

Canned mushrooms

Packaged popover mix or roll mix

Tea or coffee packets

Packaged holiday cookies

Fruit juice

Optional items: napkins, candles, candy, nuts, dry milk, condiments, etc.

Grocery certificate for chicken and perishables ($25.00 to $50.00)

Packaged rice pilaf

Chicken gravy

Stuffing mix

Canned vegetables

Packaged roll mix

Canned fruit or juice

Holiday cookies or dessert

Optional items: napkins, candles, candy, nuts, dry milk, condiments, etc.

DROPOFF DATE:  Please have these items to Community Services by Friday, December 14th