Love The New Water Fountain? Come To Saturday’s Dedication!

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Jun 272017

During my daily walks at the Orange Fairgrounds, I’ve noticed many people admiring, utilizing and appreciating the new three-tiered water fountain near that pavilion. For the first time today I even saw a dog taking advantage of it.   
The sad thing is, so many residents may like it, but they think it’s a town sponsored thing and had no idea who is really responsible for it being there.
Well, I knew, and told a few fellow walkers, but for everyone else, here’s what you need to know, submitted by Marianne Miller from the Orange Lions Club:
The Orange Lions Club is proud to dedicate this beautiful water fountain to the “TOWN OF ORANGE!” Please join us on Saturday, July 1 at 10:30 a.m. The fountain is next to the pavilion at High Plains Community Center. It has three levels, the top fountain for adults, the second level for children and wheel-chaired individuals, and the bottom one for our furry friends.
This year is “Lions International” 100th-year celebration. Upon the suggestion of Lion Ken Lenz, the Orange Lions unanimously agreed to the idea. He moved forward bringing the project to the town for approval.
Thank you to Lion Ken Lenz for spear-heading the wonderful fountain project and to Lion Ron Ruotolo for his expertise and guidance during the installation of the fountain. Thank you to our hard-working Lions who helped in any way, especially digging the trench! This will continue to be an asset to many for years to come.
Join us on Saturday for the dedication. The first 50 people will receive a Centennial celebration purple and gold water bottle to fill up at the fountain and to remember, “WHERE THERE IS A NEED, THERE IS A LION!”

A Message From Jason Nevis at Camp Argo

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Jun 272017

Hello Camp Argo Families,

Summer starts at Camp Argo on Monday, July 3 which is only ONE WEEK AWAY!  Some of you will be here for the start and others are joining us later this summer.  If there are any changes to your busy schedules we will make the accommodations to include your child(ren).

For those that have already registered please do not forget I need your child(ren)’s Medical Exam Form ASAP so we are prepared for his/her arrival.
All of our returning and new counselors will be READY to make Camp Argo all about the campers!  New colored t-shirts special to us for being a part of Orange, CT. have been ordered.  The GOKARTS are getting charged, the archery bows and arrows are getting tuned up, all the inflatable equipment, art supplies, sports equipment, new trikes, interactive toys and so much more!
Follow this link to register… HERE
Please “LIKE” Camp Argo on Facebook and Instagram.
Have a great summer until all of us at camp especially our beloved GOLDIE see you at Camp Argo!

Orange First Selectman’s Race 2017 Novicki vs DeAngelo (?)

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Jun 272017

With the 2017 Orange Municipal Election just a few months away, residents now have two brand new faces to get to know.

Last Tuesday, Margaret Novicki accepted the Democratic nomination and yesterday Alex DeAngelo, 24, began the long process of filing paperwork with the state in order to get on the ballot as an independent candidate for the first selectman.

What this means is that to date it may be a two-way race for the first selectman’s seat, as First Selectman Jim Zeoli has not yet announced whether he will seek a seventh term. Many assume he will, but Zeoli will not confirm nor deny anything at this point, although he is paying attention to the growing candidate pool in Orange.

Last Tuesday, Orange Live introduced you to the Democratic Candidate Margaret Novicki. Click HERE for the press release. Click HERE for video of her acceptance speech.

Today, we’ll tell you a little bit about Alex DeAngelo, the independent hopeful who has a few steps to go before he can officially be named a candidate. There is a lot of paperwork involved when you run for office. Alex needs to have a Petition to run and obtain a certain amount of signatures, which the town clerk has to verify before it is submitted to the Secretary of the State’s office in early August.


Historic Vote Passed At The Orange Congregational Church

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Jun 272017

The Orange Congregational Church

On April 30, 2017, the members of the Orange Congregational Church voted to join the Open and Affirming Movement in the United Church of Christ. In preparation for this vote, for the last year and a half church members—including youth—have listened to speakers, joined in discussions, and participated in Bible studies.

The church’s Open and Affirming Covenant states that it welcomes, respects and affirms all people regardless of their sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, cultural background, religious background, nationality, age, marital status, economic circumstances or physical, emotional or mental ability.
All are welcome to join us for Summer Worship, which begins on Sunday, July 2 and continues through August 27.  There will be one service at 9:00 am in the Sanctuary. 
Summer Church School will take place twice a month: July 9, July 23, August 6 and August 27.  
The Crib Room will continue to be open every Sunday during the summer.

Visit The Library, There’s So Much To Experience

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Jun 272017

Case Memorial Library

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, offers not only a great number of books and a comfortable atmosphere but events for children and adults every week.

Summer Library Hours are Monday 12 – 8 p.m.; Tuesday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursday 12 – 8 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This week, for example, the library is hosting these activities:

Block Printed Book Tote Craft
Tuesday, June 27, 2-3 p.m.
For students grades 6-12. Create a custom block print and personalize your own book tote. Registration is required. Space is limited.
Beardsley Zoo: “Life in the Wild”
Thursday, June 29, 2:15-3:15 p.m.
For children grades K-6. Learn about the amazing adaptations animals have for thriving in their habitats as we visit with creatures from the Beardsley Zoo! Registration is required.

Please pre-register in person or by calling 203-891-217.

You Win Some, You Lose Some: Orange Post 127 Now 8-2 For The Season

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Jun 262017

The Orange American Legion Post 127 baseball team traveled to Hamden for a double header on Sunday, June 25.

Our hometown boys were shut out in the first game but won the second one.

Orange Post 127 Loses Lead Early In Defeat

Orange Post 127 watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 10-0 loss to Hamden on Sunday at 9 a.m. Hamden took the lead in the first inning.

Hamden scored eight runs in the fourth inning. Hamden’s big inning was driven by two walks, an error, a single, and a double.

Hamden’s pitcher pitched five innings, giving up zero runs, zero hits, and striking out three. Teddy Hague took the loss for Orange. He went three and two-thirds innings, giving up nine runs, two hits, and striking out six.

Hamden was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error.

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Orange Wins Back-And-Forth Affair Against Hamden

In the second game at 11 a.m., Orange defeated Hamden 4-3 in a back-and-forth affair on Sunday. The game was tied at three with Post 127 batting in the bottom of the fourth when there was an error, scoring one run.

Post 127 earned the victory despite allowing Hamden to score three runs in the fourth inning.

Orange took an early lead in the first inning. Al Smith singled on the first pitch at-bat in the first inning, scoring two runs.

Post 127 took the lead for good with two runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Andy Hague singled, driving in one run.

Mike Ficaro earned the win for Orange. He threw six innings, surrendering three runs, eight hits, striking out five, and walking one. Jared Smith recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Post 127.

Hamden’s pitcher took the loss for Hamden. He went six innings, surrendering four runs, eight hits, and striking out five.

Smith led Orange with two runs batted in. He went 1-for-3 on the day.

Hamden had eight hits in the game, three players, in particular, each collected hits for Hamden.

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NOTE: Orange is now 8-2 for the season.

Open House Today Four Bedroom Home On River

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Jun 252017

No expense was spared on this 4 bedroom, 2 bath remodeled home. Stop by and see it today at343 W River Road between 2 – 4 p.m.

The new windows and French doors provide tons of natural light throughout the home. The interior features of the home are stunning, including all wood floors and a gorgeous finished basement!

The focal point of the living room is the brick-faced fireplace with built-in shelving and cabinets. The gorgeous kitchen, perfect for any budding chef, features an abundance of new white shaker cabinets, beautiful granite counter tops, tile backsplash, copper sink, and new stainless steel appliances.

The large master bedroom has a walk-in closet and full bath. Both bathrooms have been beautifully appointed with new vanities, fixtures, and toilets. There is a large laundry room off the back of the house with tons of cabinet space and storage that leads out to the flat, spacious yard that backs up to the stocked Wepawaug River.

A short distance to Boston Post Road’s shopping, easy access to the 15 and 95 freeways, and nightly entertainment, makes for the perfect location in the highly sought after Orange School District. Bring your pickiest buyers, this home will sell fast!

Another Fabulous Band Booked For The 2017 Independence Day Concert/Fireworks

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Jun 242017

The Town of Orange may be small in population, but it gained the reputation for bringing in internationally renowned bands and one of the best fireworks displays in the New Haven County.

For this year’s Independence Day Concert, the Orange Town News, which is once again producing the event, is presenting “Strange Magic – The ELO Experience” to perform prior to the town’s Annual Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular.  Strange Magic is a tribute to the Electric Light Orchestra which features cellos and intricate vocal arrangements. The group performs note-perfect renditions of all the ELO classics. Concert goers can expect to hear all their favorites such as “Living Thing,” “Evil Woman,” “Don’t Bring Me Down,” “Ma Ma Belle,” “Strange Magic,” “Telephone Line,”“Can’t Get it Out of My Head,” “Sweet Talkin’ Woman,” “Turn to Stone,” and “Shine a Little Love.” The nine members of “Strange Magic,”who are making their CT debut, hail from Toronto, Canada. The band will feature internationally renowned lead vocalist Phil Naro.

In addition, “Strange Magic” has been chosen to appear on national television on “THE WORLD’S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS” show on AXS TV! They will be appearing live in concert from the legendary “Whisky a Go Go” in Hollywood California (two days before ELO is inducted into the Rock N ‘Roll Hall of Fame). Orange residents with DISH Network, Direct TV or FIOS can get a preview of the band on AXS TV on Wednesday, April 5 at 10 p.m.

The Independence Day Concert will take place on Sunday, July 2 (rain date Monday, July 3rd) at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange.

The festivities will begin promptly at 6:30 pm with welcoming comments from Orange First Selectman Jim Zeoli.  The concert will be followed promptly at 9:30 pm by the Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular with Patriotic Music.

Orange Town News publisher and event producer Rocky Salperto said, “We are looking forward to another premiere event for area residents to enjoy.  We are excited about producing this show for the sixth consecutive year.  We hope everyone continues to enjoy this great community event. Many thanks go out to our sponsors, our first selectman and town officials for their continued support.”

The event is made possible through area sponsors including major sponsors:  Cohen & Wolf, P.C.; Yale University, Regent Wealth Management Group, The Orange Foundation’s Olga Fund, the Orange Town News & the Town of Orange.

Additional Gold, Silver & Bronze Sponsorship opportunities are available in the Orange Town News and at Orange Town Hall. For more information call 203-298-4399, online at www.orangetownnews.com or email rocky@orangetownnews.com.

Food vendors and novelty items will be available for purchase at the fairgrounds beginning at 6:00 p.m.  WPLR Radio will also be on location with a celebrity guest.  Come early and get a good seat.  Admission is free.

— Press Release

Here’s A Thing Or Two You May Not Know

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Jun 242017

Ever since the town of Orange began actively recycling, pizza boxes have been a HUGE no no.

So, is it okay to put a pizza box in your recycling bin?

Well, if you are still stuffing them into your trash, STOP!

According to revised Connecticut recycling rules it IS now okay to recycle pizza boxes as long as they don’t have any cheese or grease on them. Are you surprised? You’re not alone.

The Orange Recycling Committee shared this information during the Orange Business and Community Expo earlier this month.

Here’s a quick question. Can you place shredded paper in your recycling bin? It’s paper, and paper is recyclable, right?

Well, no, you can’t. The same goes for paper cups.

Do you want to know more? Visit the Connecticut recycling website for all the answers you seek.

Educate yourself and your children on how recycling works and you can help save the world a little bit at a time every day. And residents, recycling helps keep your property taxes down.

Property Transfers: The Latest Property Sales In Orange

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Jun 242017

Town Clerk Patrick O’Sullivan released this list of property transfers filed with his office between May 1 and June 22, 2017.

367 Hitching Post Road, $375,000, Stephen A. Atlas to Lucy Palmieri, filed on May 1.

235 Deerfield Lane, $518,702, Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to Donald A. DiLauro, filed on May 2.

220 Wilson Road, $321,500, Eve Williams EST to Brittany Smith, filed on May 3.

231 Deerfield Lane, $559,662,  Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to Irwin J. Fleischer, filed on May 5.

(Location?), $1,400,000, 203 Cherry St LLC to Orangecut LLC, filed on May 5.

467 Summit Drive, $314,000, Robert Lyons to Mario Friello, filed on May 9.

456 Lambert Road, $285,000, Gloria Denardis to Daniel J. Denardis, filed on May 9.

501 Ferry Road, $290,000, Dongmei Wang to David Hashemi, filed on May 12.

814 Dentree Drive, $321,000, Linda Jaser to Elliot Rosa, filed on May 15.

481 Grace Tail, $365,000, Jane M. Corrado to Eric Burness, filed on May 15.

834 Acorn Road, $325,500, Alice O’Hara to Erik w. Vitagliano, filed on May 15.

3 Red Cedar Road, $255,000, Foyer Family Limited Partnership to Audrey J. Foyer, filed on May 16.

752 Mapleview Drive, $250,000, Lisa Ann Guerri to John Steiner, filed on May 16.

191 Sunrise Hill Circle, $656,060, Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to Donald J. Wikstrom, filed on May 16.

835 College Road, $159,900, Bank of New York Mellon FKA to Meiquang Xie, filed on May 17.

529 Sportsman Road, $477,500, Keith Weindling to Shankar Rajendran, filed on May 23.

47 Skyview Road, $270,000, 476 South Benson Road LLC to Shelina Chamadia, filed on May 23.

456 Lambert Road, $13,398, Daniel J. Denardis to Gloria Denardis L/U, filed on May 24.

206A Boston Post Road, $1,500,000, Adal Enterprises LLC to Orange Resources LLC, filed on May 24.

161 New Haven Avenue, $237,000, Nicholas J. Currie to Jonathon Williams, filed on May 25.

185 Crestwood Terrace, $370,000, William J. Simione Jr. to Edward Anthony Ardito, filed on May 26.

522 Wagon Trail, $460,000, Elizabeth M. Kaufman TR to Daniel Pfeifer, filed on May 30.

387 Hitching Post Drive, $435,000, LDK Realty LLC to Richard Supples, filed on May 30.

381 Grassy Hill Road, $272,000, US Bank Trust NA TR to Helene Battat, filed on May 30.

709 Ridge Road, $300,000, Estelle Marren Revocable Trust to Sarah Kubek, filed on May 31.

485 Sportsman Road, $332,000, Robert J. Gagliola TR to Susan Bonato, filed on June 2.

478 Sportsman Road, $390,000, Carl H. Stahnke to Christopher J. Chiarelli, filed on June 5.

285 Arnold Lane, $348,000, Jane P. Malinconico TR to Danielle Delguidice, filed on June 5.

400 Dogwood Road, $181,399, Deutsche Bank National Trust to Volodymyr Bardonov, filed on June 5.

470 Locust Drive, $365,000, Marc A. Diberardino to Christopher Courtney, filed on June 6.

827 Rail Fence Road, $325,000, Leslie S. Sherwin EXIX to Frank N. Pomes II, filed on June 7.

874 Race Brook Road, $610,000, Michael E. McGuinness to William J. Dooley III, filed on June 7.

661 S. Greenbrier Drive, $368,000, Joan M. Converse EST to Markeva Monique Spiller, filed on June 8.

(Address?) $365,000, Eugene E. Skogg to NP Dodge Jr. TR, filed on June 9.

23 Center Road Circle, $165,000, Kenneth J. Wachuk to Corey Milazzo, filed on June 13.

720 Lambert Road, $365,000, Michael Skoldberg to Temitope O. Dada, filed on June 14.

594 Chestnut Ridge Road, $320,000, Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Victor Francis, filed on June 15.

282 Sarah Circle, $297,000, Trevor H. Davis to Michael C. Gruber, filed on June 16.

181 Sunrise Hill Circle, $775,000, Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to Heidi S Hurwitz, filed on June 19.

981 Red Fox Road, $350,000, Mark J. Krom to Ndoc Ejlli, filed on June 19.

251 High Plains Drive, $440,000, Hosni A. Audie Trust to Michelle C. Rubino, filed on June 21.