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Don’t Miss The Friends’ Semi-Annual Great Basement Book Sale

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Mar 182017
 

Love books? The Friends’ Semi-Annual Great Basement Book Sale will take place at the Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, on Saturday, March 18, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Come for great deals on thousands of new and gently used books including hardcover and paperback fiction and nonfiction for adults, children, and teens as well as vinyl records, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks.

It’s the perfect place to pick up a gift for an upcoming event, add a new special book to your coffee table collection, or just grab a few great new things to read.

High School Students Organize Charity 5K Road Race

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Mar 172017
 

Amity High School senior Lillian Zhang welcomes everyone to a new local road race for an important cause.
“My club and I are hosting the Woodbridge Be The Match 5K on the Woodbridge Green to raise funds for Be The Match, an organization that provides life saving bone marrow transplants for cancer patients,” Zhang said. “It’s a wonderful community event for all ages and fitness levels.”
The event includes a post race party with food, awards, and a raffle.
About the 5K

Be The Match and Give A Spit are excited to host the 2017 Woodbridge Be The Match 5K that unites communities across Connecticut in support of helping patients in need of a bone marrow transplant. With your support in fundraising as an individual or team, you help more patients afford transplants, add potential marrow donors to the Be The Match Registry®, and make more life-saving research possible.

The Woodbridge Be The Match 5K Walk/Run and the Children’s Fun Run is an event for people of all ages and fitness levels. Take the first step by registering for the Woodbridge Be The Match timed 5K by Thom Jacobs of Paynes Corner Timing.

All proceeds from this event will benefit Be The Match.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We need your help on race day. Sign up HERE.

Can’t attend on race day? Register for a virtual run that can take place whenever you want while supporting Be The Match.

Click HERE to register, support or join a team.

Orange Fire Chief Speechless After Presentation

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Mar 172017
 

OVFD Auxiliary President Jillian Gagel presents Chief John Knight with a huge donation.

On Thursday evening the Orange Volunteer Fire Department hosted its annual meeting at Racebrook Country Club.

Traditionally, the yearly event is when new officers are sworn in, service awards are presented, the Firefighter of the Year is revealed and the Women’s Auxiliary presents the chief with a check.

The Auxiliary raises money for fire equipment in a number of ways throughout the year: selling baked goods, cook books, pies at the Country Fair, hosting the pancake breakfast, pancake dinner and of course, Santa’s Helper.

Auxiliary President Jillian Gagel said thanks to the public’s help, the auxiliary had a very good year. “We’re happy to present you with this check for $13,000 to go toward the purchase of an infrared camera.”

Everyone in the room gasped at her announcement (last year the donation totaled $9,000) and OVFD Chief John Knight was so stunned that he was speechless. Although, once the amount of the donation sunk in, he was able to beautifully express his gratitude.

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department depends upon the public’s support in order to provide the community with their excellent service 24/7. Orange residents should keep this in mind when they see an Auxiliary fundraiser announced or when it comes time to purchase raffle tickets for the OVFD Carnival.

 

Before The Snow Falls: Middle School Fundraiser At Panera Bread Today

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Mar 132017
 

Amity Middle School Orange PTSO is hosting a fundraiser at Panera Bread, Boston Post Road, today, Monday, March 13, from 4 – 8 p.m.

Come and dine at the restaurant and a portion of the proceeds will go to AMSO.

Please be sure to bring the attached flyer with you to the restaurant or show it on your device.  Panera Bread Flyer.pdf

Did You Get Your Tickets For the Orange Republicans’ St. Patrick’s Day Dinner?

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Mar 102017
 

Back by popular demand, the Orange Republican Town Committee is sponsoring its annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner on Monday, March 13 at Biagetti’s Restaurant, 77 Campbell Avenue, West Haven at 6:30 p.m.

There will be a complete Irish Dinner with Corned Beef and Cabbage and all that goes with it.

Tickets are $40.00 per person and reservations had to be made in advance by Monday, March 6.

Checks should be made out to ORTC and mailed to P.O. Box 632, Orange CT 06477.

There will be a cash bar and door prizes. We hope many of our friends will join us. It is always an enjoyable opportunity for “Wearing of the Green” by all who attend.

For questions and/or reservations, call Pat Zeoli at 203-795-9679.

You Can Help In A Big Way By Donating To One Big Dog Animal Respite Fund

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Mar 082017
 

When my mom died last week, my brothers and I named the District Animal Control and American Cancer Society as two charities where friends and family could make donations instead of sending flowers.

My mom loved her little dog, Spooky, who came from the DAC shelter. We credit him with keeping her alive so long as she always expressed her concern about his welfare if anything happened to her. (Spooky now calls my brother, Ron “Dad”).

Some Amity residents knew where to send the DAC donations, but even today, others called asking for an address.

The One Big Dog Animal Respite Fund, Inc, is a non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to prevent and alleviate animal suffering by providing medical care, spay/neuter services, food and placement assistance for stray, abandoned and shelter animals in participating communities in New Haven County.

If you would like to donate to One Big Dog in my mom’s name “Joan Ann Haas,” please send it to One Big Dog, c/o District Animal Shelter, 135 Bradley Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525.

My brothers and I and all the animals that will benefit from it thank you in advance.

 

 

Don’t Miss Jam 4 Jimi’s Friends Today At The Ale House: Help Special Needs Kids

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Mar 052017
 

The Orange Ale House Grille and Burger Bar, 517 Boston Post Road, is hosting the 11th annual Jam 4 Jimi’s Friends charity fundraiser to help children with special needs and their families.

The event runs from 1 to 8 p.m. and includes, food, raffles, a DJ, 10 live bands and more.

Admission is $20.

Jam 4 Jimi  started out helping one child (Jimi) and they now assist more than 16 kids.

Save The Date For The Orange Fire Auxiliary’s Pancake Supper

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Mar 042017
 

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will host its 8th annual Pancake Supper on Monday, March 6th at Chip’s Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road., Orange.

Menu includes Pancakes, Eggs, choice of Bacon or Sausage and beverage.

There will be an early seating at 5:30 p.m. and late seating at 6:30 p.m.

Prices are: $12 for adults, $6 for children 10 and under, gratuity included.

Tickets must be purchased in advance as we a limited number of seats available.   

Tickets may be purchased from any Auxiliary member or at Knight’s Inc. 286 Boston Post Rd. Orange. 

All proceeds benefit the Orange Volunteer Fire Department.

For further information, email Lynn@ LMK415@yahoo.com or visit their website at www.orangevfd.com

Animal Rescue Benefit Saturday (Feb. 25)

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Feb 242017
 

The Orange  Ale House Grille and Burger Bar, 517 Boston Post Road, will host a benefit event for the Furry Friends Foster and Rescue, Inc. on Saturday, Feb. 25 beginning at 6 p.m.
WTNH 8 news anchor Laura Hutchinson will host the event and the band Rude Boy George will preform.
Admission is a $20 suggested donation, which includes food and drink specials, and 5 raffle tickets with the opportunity to purchase more.
All proceeds will benefit the rescue and funds will be used for medical care and the dogs’ training needs.

BOW Relay For Life Kick-Off Meeting Tonight!

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Feb 062017
 

BOW Relay For Life Chairman Lynn Plaskowitz invites anyone interested in joining the Relay for Life Committee or forming a team in honor or in memory of someone to come to the Kick-Off Meeting tonight in the High Plains Community Center Cafeteria, 525 Orange Center Road at 6:30 p.m.

For many years, adults seemed to shy away from leading teams because they felt it was a teen event.

What everyone must remember is that the focus of the relay is not the people attending, rather, it is an opportunity to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost to the disease and to fight back against cancer.

From the American Cancer Society Website: “At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.

One of the most touching moments each year is the Luminaria Ceremony that occurs after dark. If you have never attended or participated in the Relay for Life, you should attend tonight’s informational meeting and get involved.