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Zoo News: Tiger Habitat Expansion On The Horizon With Your Help

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May 232018
 

Orange Live has been committed to keeping its promise to limit its coverage area to the town of Orange, crossing into Woodbridge for Amity High School news, as this is where Orange residents send their teens to public high school.

The other place from which we will share information is the Beardsley Zoo. WHY? Because it is Connecticut’s Zoo, just a short car ride from Orange, and a valuable resource for children and adults alike to learn about the many endangered species of animals in the world and because we admire the Zoo’s commitment to conservation and its efforts to keep these animals from becoming extinct.

If you have been to the Orange Business Expo, especially if you are accompanied by a child, you delight in the Beardsley Zoo booth, and whatever creatures they’ve brought with them that day.

If you have visited the zoo recently, you know that Rochan, the Red Panda, has a new girlfriend “Mari,” and together they will soon have a lovely large new habitat. Jabba, the sloth, also has a new girlfriend “Hope,” and you can see them lounging around in the rainforest building.

The one thing that you may have lamented over in past years is the seemingly small Tiger cage. I know that my daughter and I have always wished they had more room. So imagine my delight when I learned a few weeks ago while talking to Zoo Director Gregg Dancho, that the Zoo plans to greatly expand the Tiger habitat.

Here is a press release from the Zoo about this very important project:

On November 25, 2017, the Zoo welcomed two female Amur tiger cubs. Both cubs were hand-reared by their care
staff and are growing up fast. These cubs are significant to the survival of their species as Amur tigers are endangered in the wild.

Amur tigers, once known as Siberian tigers, no longer carry that name since they are extinct in Siberia and are now found primarily near the Amur River in Russia. As zoos across the country work to support all endangered species, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is proud to play a vital role in the survival of Amur tigers.

In January, we asked for support to raise funds to create a concept rendering for a new tiger habitat. A new tiger
habitat is a dream of Zoo staff and we are committed to make this a reality, but we need your help.

The goals for redesigning the Amur tiger habitat are increased indoor and outdoor space, immersive wildlife experiences for guests and additional education space to include presentation opportunities, photo opportunities, and signage.

We just received a $15,000 challenge grant from the Bradshaw-Mack Family Foundation in support of the new
Amur tiger habitat. Every dollar you give today will double and 100% of your support will help us build a
new tiger habitat.

Give today and be a part of the new tiger habitat and your Zoo’s future.

Warm Regards,
Gregg Dancho, Zoo Director

P.S. Donors at the $2,500 level will be showcased on a ‘Founding Families’ plaque at the new habitat!

EDITOR’S NOTE: The zoo is not funded by the state and depends upon admission costs, donations and fundraisers to continue to keep the animals fed, happy and healthy.   

 

Jamie Hulley’s Memory Lives On Through Arts Grants To Local Schools

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May 212018
 

The Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation, based in Orange, provides grants to different area schools and organizations to help enrich the lives of young people.
One example was a recent grant to Meladee Ruzbarsky’s third-grade class at Bethany Community School to fund a production of the fairy tale play “Lost In The Attic,” with Magic Storybook Productions, headed by Bethany resident Maria Douglas.
The children performed the play before a full house at their school on May 9.
The Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation depends on donations from the public to provide these excellent programs.
We’ll keep you posted on information about their upcoming annual fundraising Gala in September.

Beardsley Zoo’s Biggest Fundraiser Of The Year Almost Sold Out

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May 162018
 

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, will host its annual Wild Wine, Beer, and Food Safari on Saturday, June 2, 2018, from 6-9 p.m. This event welcomes 1,200 adult guests for an evening of food & drink tastings from local vendors, live music by Zoo favorites The Navels, and an exciting silent auction, all on Zoo grounds.

This is the Zoo’s single largest fundraiser and funds raised support the Zoo’s educational programming, new exhibits, and operations. This is a rain or shine event!  Please read our event FAQ for more details.

Tickets on sale now (less than 50 left) click HERE to order and print yours.

This event features samples from our favorite local restaurants and caterers, and beer and wine tastings (please note: liquor service ends half-hour prior to event close).  Ticket includes all samples, live music, silent auction, and of course, our wild guests on exhibit through 7:30 PM.  ALL guests must be 21 & older to attend – no exceptions.

  • Standard tickets are $85 per person.
  • Parties of 4 or more receive tickets at a discounted rate of $80 per person.

Are you interested in featuring your restaurant/catering business or sponsoring 2018’s Wild Wine, Beer & Food Safari? Contact Amanda Bolanos at abolanos@beardsleyzoo.org or 203-394-6574 for more information today!

 

 

 

Need A Mattress? Come To The Fire Department Fundraiser On June 16

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May 132018
 

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department is there for you 24/7/365. In order to purchase the equipment and receive the training that they need to serve the town at the highest level, the Department depends upon the generosity of the public and success of various fundraisers — the carnival, Santa’s Helper, pancake breakfast, and now, they are introducing something new.

The OVFD will host its first annual mattress sale at Station #2, 355 Boston Post Road, Orange, on Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This event is open to the public. The Fire Department will turn the station house into a mattress showroom from 10am-5pm.

More than 20 mattress sets will be on display for you to try.  Name brands for less than retail (Simmons, Serta, Therapedic, etc.) all sizes & styles available (latex, gel memory foam, spring).

Starting Set Prices: T ($259) F ($279) Q ($299) K ($499)

Mention THIS POST to SAVE $50 OFF any set

Adjustable power bases, premium pillows, and frames also will be available.

Purchases come with full manufacturer warranties.

Local pick up or delivery is offered about 12 days after the event.

Transactions will be so easy, cash, check, or credit cards accepted.

Financing available – No Credit Needed

 

For more info: btonnecfs@gmail.com

Lions Invite You To Have Breakfast For Dinner May 15

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May 112018
 

pancake-with-syrup_zoinkThe Orange Lions Club will host Breakfast For Dinner at Chip’s Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road, Orange on Tuesday, May 15.

For just $10 per person, you will receive 2 pancakes, 2 eggs, bacon, and coffee or tea.

Seating times are 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7 p.m.

For Tickets, ask any Lion, call George Lesko at 203-610-3804 or Marianne at 203-795-3906.

All proceeds benefit the Lions projects to improve the local community.

Breakfast for dinner…what can be better?

 

Dance Studio’s Cancer Research Fundraiser A Big Success

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May 112018
 

The Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Orange raised more than $3,000 during a charity event on April 21.

Chris Sabourin, owner of the Dance Studio on the Boston Post Road, will be on hand at the Yale School of Medicine’s Day of Discovery this Saturday to present Dr. Elena Ratner, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences with a check for $3,600.

The money will help fund Cancer Research programs at Yale.

 

Get Ready! The Annual Church Tag Sale Is On May 12

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May 102018
 

Aerial view of the Orange Congregational Church

The annual Orange Congregational Church Youth Group Tag sale will take place on the Orange Town Green on Saturday, May 12  from 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (rain date: May 19).

If you wish to rent a space—without a table is $20, and a space with a table is $25, please call Esther at the church office 203-795-9749 during office hours.

There also will be a Bake Sale during the Tag Sale and proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity Youth United.

Donations of items for the sale are welcome and can be brought after May 6 to the church at 205 Meetinghouse Lane, Orange.

Church office hours are Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can email them any time at occhurch@snet.net.

Clothing For A Cause

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May 052018
 

The Orange Lions Club is collecting NEW clothes for the Rape Crisis Center of Milford, servicing the Milford, Orange, Derby, Ansonia, Seymour, Shelton and West haven areas.

New Clothing Only! Women’s sizes — Med and X-Large Preferred. Including Flip Flops, Athletic Pants and Shirts, Sweatshirts, Socks, T-Shirts, and Underwear.

Bring items to High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Gather Up Your Gently Used Items For The Congregation Or Shalom Rummage Sale

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Apr 302018
 

Congregation Or Shalom

Congregation or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, Orange is hosting a Rummage Sale on Thursday, July 12 from 6-8 p.m. and Friday & Sunday, July 13, 15, 20, & 22 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Organizers need you to start collecting clean and usable household items and gently worn clothing for the sale.
A rummage sale committee person will be present at Or Shalom to collect all your items Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Monday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and MondayTuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
If you are unable to drop off your items at the above times call Bernice Konowitz at 203-305-1051.
The committee is in need of rolling racks for clothing, either as a donation or to borrow.
Note all donated items must fit inside a car – no large furniture!
Important: They will not except any undergarments, computers/ hardware.

Chamber Members and Others: You Can Help Special Needs Athletes Now

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Apr 272018
 

The Chamber’s main fundraising event is the Cohen And Wolf Cinco K de Mayo Road Race, which takes place this Sunday, April 29.

We are seeking donations of $25 to support challenged individuals from the Rolling Thunder Special Needs Program, an inclusive running club for all athletes. This program for which there is no fee is dedicated to providing challenged individuals with the opportunity to participate in all levels of mainstream running, walking, or wheelchair racing.

Please send a check in the amount of $25 to the Orange Chamber of Commerce, 605A Orange Center Road, Orange Ct 06477.

Support this great opportunity for these runners!