Open House: Come See The Mystery Home On The Hill From 12-2 p.m.

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Oct 042015

HomeSet at the end of a long driveway, this turn of the century homestead offers the best of country living. Come see this beautiful 5,076 square foot Colonial at 1021 Orange Center Road, Sunday, Oct. 4 from 12-2 p.m.
Spacious 5 bedroom home on 2.790 acres has 3 Full Baths, 1 Half Bath offered for $475,000 (drastically reduced).
The foyer opens to a paneled library outfitted with built in bookcases and a picture window. Sweep into a living room centered around a large fireplace.
The dinning room, equipped with built in hutches and views of the expansive gardens, offers an unqualified location for holiday meals and special occasions.
An enclosed porch, along the length of the house, provides a fine venue for entertaining. French doors, opening from the living room, offer an ideal space for orchids and figs in the winter time.
The kitchen furnished with exposed brick, cherry cabinets, and an adjoining dinning space provides ample room. French doors open off the kitchen to a screened in porch and deck.
Beyond the laundry room there is space for a den/ office.
Upstairs a master bedroom outfitted with built in storage, walk in closets, and a full bath overlooks the gardens and hayfields, a line of maples in the distance. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms complete the second floor.
MLS/Web ID is N10040082

Orange Recycling Committee Hosts FREE Shredding Day

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Sep 302015

Screen-shot-2013-11-10-at-9.53.08-PMThe Orange Recycling Committee, through the generous funding of the Orange Rotary Club, once again offers its FREE Shredding Day for Orange residents.

The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the driveway in front of the High Plains Community Center.

Bring all of your important documents and papers that you would like to be shredded and watch them as they are destroyed.

The paper is shredded on-site and then delivered to a local recycling facility.

Last Year hundreds of residents took advantage of this opportunity to dispose of personal paperwork that could make them vulnerable to identity theft.

The process is secure, no one is allowed to touch your paperwork or examine the contents of your boxes or bags. The papers are dumped into recycling bins, which are emptied into a truck via mechanical equipment and then shredded inside the enclosed truck.

Here is a VIDEO from the 2013 event.

Originally Published on: Jul 21, 2015 @ 14:55

Second Publishing on: Sep 21, 2015 @ 00:05

Orange Senior Health & Safety Fair on Friday

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Sep 212015

IMG_0326Orange Community Services will host its 14th Annual Orange Senior Health & Safety Fair at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, on September 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Local businesses and service providers are invited to participate in the annual event in the Gymnasium. Last year’s event was a tremendous success and drew more than 200 seniors from the town of Orange and surrounding communities. 

The fair is sponsored by Orange Community Services, Orange Visiting Nurse Association, Coldwell Bankers and Maplewood of Orange. All proceeds benefit the Orange Community Assistance Programs which include the Food and Fuel Banks.

The cost of a table is $80 for for-profit businesses and free to non-profit service providers with a 501(c) 3 designation. Space is limited to 30 tables so do not delay.  Participants may begin to set up their tables at 8:30 am.

We ask each vendor to contribute a raffle prize. At 11:30 am all raffle prizes will be collected and brought to the raffle location. Persons attending the Fair will be given a raffle ticket when they register.  No individual raffles will be allowed. 

To reserve a table or if there are any questions please contact us as listed below.

Dennis Marsh, Orange Senior Center 203-891-4788

Joan Cretella, Orange Community Services 203-891-4788

Denise Stein, Elderly Outreach 203-891-4788

Originally Published on: Aug 4, 2015 @ 22:31

Open House: 3 Bedroom Colonial with Public Water On Derby Avenue 12 – 2 p.m.

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Sep 202015

derby ave houseGet out today and attend the open house at this 1,803 sq ft 3 bedroom, 2 bath home at 208 Derby Ave, Orange, today from 12 to 2 p.m.

Not a Drive-by! This is a charming, updated colonial offering spacious, sunny rooms. Sited on level 1.5 Acre lot. Plenty of room to build a 2-car+ garage.

Remodeled kitchen, newer stainless appliances, tile floor. Large formal Dining Room. Big Living Room w/built-in bookcases, plus 9 x 12 sunroom . Gleaming refinished hardwood floors throughout. Remodeled 1.5 Baths. Main level laundry. Walk up attic for storage.

Lovely condition throughout and newer mechanics too! Convenient location, easy access to New Haven, Yale & Wilbur Cross Parkway.

Offered for $289,900 (price reduced on Sept. 19) it has an unfinished basement with a hatchway, a floored walk up attic for extra storage, and it includes the dishwasher, microwave, Oven/Range, Refrigerator, washer and dryer.

Connected to public water is a plus. Has an above ground oil tank and septic system.

MLS #: 99086060

Open House: Cape With Pond on Wheeler’s Farm Road 2:30 – 4 p.m.

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Sep 132015

Screen Shot 2015-05-17 at 12.04.21 PMOpen House Today, Sunday, Sept 13, 2:30 to 4 p.m. at 669 Wheelers Farm Road, Orange.

Classic 3 bedroom, 2 bath cape on beautiful 3.46 acres with lovely pond offered for $349,000. (Price reduced)

Charming 1,680 sq ft home with lots of character and potential!

Enjoy your own pond – perfect for fishing and boating! Living room features brick fireplace.

Hardwood throughout living room, dining room, den and all three bedrooms. Great closets and built-ins. Cedar Closet. Central Air. Large kitchen needs updating but remodel and make it your own! Two full bathrooms. Wonderful storage. Lower level features fireplace.

Imagine entertaining family and friends here.

Property has frontage and possible access from Cobblestone Drive at rear of lot.

Listing Agent: Frank D’Ostilio, Real Living Wareck D’Ostilio. Call (203) 701-4848
MLS ID# N10040874

Don’t Forget Orange Day At The Zoo is Sunday Sept. 13!

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Sep 122015

beardsley zooThe Beardsley Zoo, will host Orange Day on Sunday, Sept. 13, and what a beautiful fall like day you will have for it.

All Orange Residents will be admitted for only $5 each with proof of residency. This special pricing is available for up to 6 guests.

Spend the day, see the new animals, ride the carousel and enjoy the entertainment.

Meet and greet town officials, elected officials, business and civic leaders, neighbors and friends.

The Giant Anteaters have finally taken residency in their new habitat and they are beautiful.

The Beardsley Zoo is a treasure and we are lucky to have it so nearby.

Originally Published on: Aug 11, 2015 @ 02:52

Second Publishing on: Sep 9, 2015 @ 13:22

Don’t Forget, the Farmers’ Market At The Pavilion Today

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Sep 102015

farmers marketThe Orange Community Farmers’ Market is back at the High Plains Community Center Pavilion, 525 Orange Center Road, every Thursday now through October 29, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Market is open to the public.

Spread the word to all your friends, family, and co-workers.

Visit the many stands displaying certified Connecticut grown products!

Indulge in an array of all-natural products including but not limited to milk, farmers' marketeggs, flowers, plants, in-season vegetables, dairy, meats, and crafts all grown and made by local farms such as Buttermilk Lane Farm,Cedar Hill Farm, Grassy Hill Farm, Maple View Farm and Shamrock Farm.

The Zuppardi’s Pizza Truck should be there all evening selling slices and whole pies made to order.

Call the Orange Economic Development Corporation office at 203-891-1045 for more information or visit the farmers’ market website at https://www.facebook.com/OrangeCTFarmersMarket.

Check Out All The New Gift Items Available At the Academy Museum

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Sep 042015

The Orange Historical Society Academy Museum Antique Shop, 605 Orange Center Road, has a wonderful selection of gifts for all occasions and is open every Saturday from 10-3.

Stop by and shop in a most unusual place, a museum.

For information, call 203 795-3106.

Labor Day Concert Features A Fan Favorite

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Sep 042015

Screen Shot 2015-08-20 at 1.06.28 PM“The British Invasion Tribute” will play this year’s Labor Day Concert at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange on Saturday, Sept. 5. (Rain Date of Sept. 6)

More than just The Beatles, The British Invasion Tribute’s performance is three shows in one. First, you hear classic songs by iconic British groups such as The Zombies, The Moody Blues, Dave Clark Five and Herman’s Hermits.

Then the American musical “response” follows, with memorable hits by celebrated artists such as The Monkees, The Turtles, The Mamas & The Papas, and Tommy James & The Shondells, and more.

This retrospective concludes with an extraordinary finale paying tribute to the four lads from Liverpool who started it all, The Beatles.

Audiences are amazed by the full sound meticulously recreated by just four musicians! Complete with authentic outfits, it’s as if you are attending a concert from a bygone era- pure ’60s Rock ‘n Roll as it was intended to be.

The concert will begin promptly at 6:30 pm at the Gazebo. Food vendors will be available and parking is $5 donation to the Amity Teen Center. 

The Orange Lions will be selling tickets to their upcoming Comedy Show fundraiser too!

Originally Published on: Aug 20, 2015 @ 13:08

Second Publishing on: Aug 30, 2015 @ 09:12

Kevin Arnone Wants YOU To Join His Bowling League

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Sep 032015

Kevin Arnone at the lanes

Kevin Arnone at the lanes

Do you want to go bowling? Back in the day it was the thing to do. Then it was something our dads did with the mens league from church. But now, younger people like Orange native, WTNH 8 meteorologist Kevin Arnone are making this “old man’s sport” cool again.

Well, it’s that time of year again, and Kevin is putting together teams for the Far Mill River League.

Come to the AMF Milford Lanes (across from Costco) on Monday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m.

• Cost is $20 per week for 30 weeks of bowling.

11874930_2488601089554_131941224_o• 4 person teams, any combination works. Practice starts at 6:30 p.m. (bowling starts at 6:45 p.m.)

• Brackets, side pots and 50/50 raffle.

• 90% of 230 for handicap.

• End of year banquet and prize fund.

As of Wednesday evening prior to going on air, Kevin said there is still room for plenty of players.

Contact Kevin at [email protected] or text/call at 203-988-1295 for more information.


Originally Published on: Aug 20, 2015 @ 21:48

Second Publishing on: Aug 29, 2015 @ 01:57