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Are You Ready For The Orange Strawberry Festival?

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May 172017
 

Years ago, the little Orange Congregational Church Strawberry Festival moved from the Town Green to the Orange Fairgrounds and that is where it will be again this year on Sunday, June 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free parking/Free admission

Come join the expanded Arts and Craft Fair and Home Show at the 9th Annual Strawberry Festival featuring live music, hayrides, children’s events, a Red Car Show and fabulous food, including sausage and peppers, burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, strawberry shortcake, sundaes, and chocolate-dipped berries.

Don’t forget to bring home a jar of jam or one of the church’s famous strawberry rhubarb pies (they’re amazing!)

If you are a vendor and would like to display your wares, sign up to get a table now.

Schedule of Events

  • 9 AM ­­–Pancake Breakfast
  • 10 AM-3 PM –Red Car Show
  • 11 AM- 12 Noon –Hay Rides
  • 12 Noon -12:45 PM –Al DeCant – Children’s Entertainment
  • 1 PM-5 PM–Furious George- classic rock
  • 2 PM-3 PM–Magician -Bryan Lizotte
  • 4 PM –Pie Eating Contest

All Day

60+ Vendors
Artisans, antiques, local businesses, and service organizations
Rides, Face Painting, Children’s Games

The rain date is Sunday, June 11, same place and time.

Register Now For Doc’s Race on June 4, Runners 90 And Older Encouraged To Participate

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May 122017
 

Get your mismatched socks ready once again because the 5th Annual 5K “Doc’s Race” is going to happen in Orange at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road in Orange, on Sunday, June 4 at 10 a.m.

Many local residents remember George “Doc” Whitney as a veterinarian in Orange, but in his later years, he was known for being an exceptional runner.  “Doc” started running at the age of 80 and kept at it until his death in 2013, at the age of 94.  He participated in just about every 5 K Race in Connecticut and many others throughout New England.  He was truly an inspiration for everyone!

Doc was known for wearing mismatched socks and his fluorescent orange knit cap at the town’s Chilly Chili Run 5K.

Shortly after his death, Doc’s family requested that a 5K Race and 2 Mile Fitness Walk be held in his name every year in Orange. All of the proceeds will go to the George “Doc” Whitney Memorial Scholarship Fund.

In addition to the Race and Fitness Walk, there will be two “Fun Runs” for the kids at 9:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. before the actual race begins.  Applications are available at the Orange Park and Recreation Office at the Community Center and there will be online registration available at www.hitekracing.com until midnight on May 30.

Prior to May 20, the registration fees will be $22 for the 5K Race runners.  However, runners age 12 and under and all of the Fitness Walkers will be $12.  After May 20 and up until Race Day the fees are $27.00 for runners and $15.00 for runners under 12 and Fitness Walkers.  All of the Kid’s Fun Run registration will be $6.

Early packet pickup and Late Registration will be available at the High Plains Community Center Pavilion on Saturday, June 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Registration on the day of the Race will begin at 7:30 a.m.

For more information, call Race Director, Joe Riccio, at 203 481-7453.

Come out on June 4 and join us to help keep “Doc” Whitney’s memory alive!

Important Update: Relay Balloon Delivery

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May 122017
 

BOW Relay For Life Co-Chairman Lynn Plaskowitz announced today that due to the weather forecast of very high winds and heavy rain, Relay balloons will be delivered on Monday instead of tomorrow. 

She thanks everyone for their support and promises delivery.

You can’t beat Mother Nature.

Also, Happy Mother’s Day to all of the amazing moms out there.

Rotary Mother’s Day Rose Sale This Weekend

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May 102017
 

Rotarians of the Rotary Club of Orange will be selling roses at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 12.

The Annual Rose Sale is Mothers’ Day Weekend May 12 and 13.

A dozen beautiful roses in a clear plastic box are only $18 and they come in your choice of color: red, yellow, pink or white.

To learn more about the Rotary Club of Orange visit online at www.rotarycluboforange.org or speak to a Rotarian.

The information on the 2017 sale has not been updated on their webpage.

The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.

Fire Department Hosts Annual Pancake Breakfast On June 3 — The Best Deal In Town

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May 082017
 

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will host its 18th annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, June 3 from 7:30  to 10:30 a.m. at the Post Road Fire Station, 355 Boston Post Road. Orange.

Enjoy scrambled eggs, your choice of bacon or sausage, potato patties and all you can eat “Chip’s” pancakes prepared for you by the Orange Volunteer Firefighters. Orange juice, milk, coffee, and tea will also be served.

Prices are $8 for Adults, Children ages 6-12: $6. Age 5 and under are free with a paying adult.

Save $1.00 per person by purchasing advance tickets from any auxiliary member or at Knight’s Inc., 286 Boston Post Road., Orange.

All proceeds benefit the Orange Volunteer Fire Department.

For further information, contact Lynn Knight @ 203-795-5882, e-mail: lmk415@yahoo.com, or visit our website at www.orangevfd.com

Also: The Racebrook School Girl Scout Junior Troop 60140 will have a bake sale at the Fire House during the Pancake Breakfast.

Fundraiser For Little Boy (May 6) Until 9 p.m.

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May 062017
 

Jim Hassenmayer and Jennifer Daniele are hosting a fundraiser today at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, from 4-9 p.m. to benefit Johnny Mizzone and family.

John was admitted to Yale Children’s Hospital on Monday, February 13, 2017, with Guillain-Barré Syndrome.
(GBS) is a disorder where the body’s immune system attacks part of the nervous system, resulting in muscle weakness and temporary paralysis. GBS is a very rare disease, affecting 1 out of 100,000 people.

Cases in children are rarer, and no formal studies have been done as yet.

The donation is $25 for adults, $15 for kids and 3 and under admitted free!

Food will be provided: Pizza, chicken tenders, and salad!
Cash bar
Raffles
Silent Auction
50/50 raffle

Come join them in supporting this amazing family.

 

Annual Community Tag Sale on The Green May 13

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May 052017
 

Church-aerial-viewThe Orange Congregational Church Pilgrim Fellowship Youth Groups will sponsor the Annual Community Tag Sale on the Orange Town Green, Orange Center Road, Saturday, May 13, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Space can be rented for $20 (with a table provided — $25) by calling the church office at 203-795-9749.

Coffee and donuts will be on sale by the Youth Group, as well as, hot dogs and soda.

If it rains, the Tag Sale will take place on May 20.

vendors were setting up their tents this morning.

Lions Invite You To Have Breakfast For Dinner May 9

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Apr 302017
 

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 9.

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.

Call 203-795-4867 for tickets.

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

Breakfast for dinner…what can be better?

Help Paint The Town Purple on May 13 (Deadline is Saturday)

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Apr 272017
 

The BOW Relay For Life Committee wants to Paint The Town Purple on Saturday, May 13.

Residents may purchase a purple mylar balloon to raise cancer awareness with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, which takes place at the Orange Fairgrounds, Saturday, May 20 – Sunday, May 21.

Each Balloon costs $5, paid in advance and on May 13th, the balloon(s) will be delivered to your home and tied to your mailbox.

This is a simple way to help raise money for cancer research.

Deadline in which to order balloons is Saturday, April 29, 2017. See the Order Form Below.

If you would like to help Paint The Town Purple, call Relay Chairman Lynn Plaskowitz at 203-627-1673.

Order forms also are available at Park and Recreation Department, located in the High Plains Community Center.

 

Church of the Good Shepherd Spring Rummage Sale

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Apr 212017
 

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Road, invites the public to visit its Spring Rummage Sale on Friday, May 12 from 1-6 p.m. and Saturday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to noon. 

Shoppers will find a wide array of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, along with shoes, handbags, scarves, jewelry, accessories, children’s games, puzzles, toys, books, DVDs, housewares, glassware, pictures, linens, etc. 

“There is something for everyone!  Make sure to stop by and peruse our treasures,” said Elaine Swirsky, long-standing Chairperson of this fun event. All are welcome to stop by and find a gift for Mother’s Day.

Church Worship Services

Sunday service times at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd include Rite II Holy Eucharist without music at 8 a.m. and Rite II Holy Eucharist with music at 10 a.m.  All are welcome. 

For more information about the The Church of the Good Shepherd’s many other programs call the Parish Office at 203- 795-6577, e-mail thegoodspheherd@optonline.net, visit the website at www.thegoodshepherdorangect.org, and check out the Facebook page www.facebook.com/cgsorangect for frequent postings.