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Run Close To Home, The Turkey Trot Tradition Continues

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Nov 202017
 

In what has truly become an annual tradition in the Town of Orange, The Rotary Club of Orange will host its 5th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5k Road Race and 2 Mile Walk on Thanksgiving morning, November 23, 2017.

Whether you are a competitive runner, a casual jogger or just like to go for a nice walk on a beautiful autumn day, this event is sure to be one that you will enjoy participating in. Each of the past four years, the number of participants has grown significantly, making this one of our most important and successful fundraisers.

The race will take place on a scenic USATF certified and sanctioned course and will start at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, and run through Orange with a finish back at the Community Center. 

Race Details

ENTRY INFORMATION
$25.00 by November 17th – $30.00 After and on Race Day

Early Packet Pickup and Late Registration – Wednesday, November 22 at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Rd., Orange, CT  from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Awards: Trophies to the top male and female finishers overall. Medals to the top three male and female finishers in each division. Divisions 5K Run (12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+).  Finisher Ribbons for Walkers.  Top quality T-Shirts for all PRE-REGISTERED participants.  Refreshments will be served after the race.  There is ample parking.  Timing and Results by FastTrack Timing, LLC. The following are the logistics for signing up and race day information.

5K RUN – 8:00 AM
FUN WALK – 8:05 AM

TO REGISTER – go to www.rotarycluboforange.org  or www.fasttracktiming.com

GPS DIRECTIONS: Enter the following address on your GPS: 525 Orange Center Rd, Orange, CT 06477

Race organizer and tri-athlete Carl Russell (don’t worry, he’s not running in the race) has been the driving force behind this event since its inception five years ago. Thanks to his hard work, leadership, and commitment to the success of the race, it has become a “don’t miss” race for participants from both near and far.

The funds raised from this event will go towards supporting several of the Orange Rotary’s initiatives both locally and abroad. Locally, Rotary provides dictionaries to every third grader in Orange, register area children in the Amber Alert ID Program and make much-needed donations to support the town food pantry, energy assistance programs, and others.

The last five years the Rotary has participated in “Operation Warm” and donated thousands of coats to area schools and shelters to help keep underprivileged kids warm. Additionally, the club awards $6,000 in college scholarships annually to high school seniors from Orange.

Internationally, our fundraising efforts support clean water projects around the globe, donating funds for heart surgeries for hundreds of needy children and the ongoing fight against polio which still represents a threat to populations in many countries.

Please join in to help support this fun and worthy event and get your Thanksgiving Day off to a great start!

Nov 202017
 

The annual Powderpuff Football game vs North Haven takes place tonight (Monday, Nov. 20) at North Haven High School at 6 p.m.

 

 

On Thursday, Nov. 23, Amity will host North Haven for the Thanksgiving Day Game at 10 a.m.

 

Open House: Four Bedroom Home Conveniently Located Near Town Activities

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Nov 192017
 

218 Hawthorne Lane is 3,075 sqft, with four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Conveniently located near I-95 and Merritt/Wilbur Cross Parkways. Set on 0.71 acres on a quiet street. Walk to Peck Place school and Orange Community Center.
Remodeled kitchen, bathroom.
Fresh Paint inside and out, New roof 2017, new siding 2017, new gutters 2017, new hot water tank. new windows 2nd floor. entire house with hardwood floor except for the playroom.
The family room has a wood burning fireplace insert, and the entire home has significant closet and storage space throughout. The kitchen/addition is the perfect place to entertain your guest.
At $499,000, this home will not last long.

Here’s A Great Opportunity For Theater Lovers and Supporters Of The Arts

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Nov 192017
 

The Square Foot Theatre in Wallingford is offering special “preview night” fundraisers for Jamie’s Foundation. 

Your donation is the cost of admission – the amount is up to you!!!    

Come see Annie on Thursday evening, Nov. 30. For reservations: e-mail Kathleen Kilian at kmkcpa@optonline.net then pay at the door: cash or checks only.

Amity High School student and Orange resident Ann Driscoll plays Little Orphan Annie. Orange resident and Amity High School student Ethan Selmon also appears in the show.  This is a great opportunity to see one of America’s favorite holiday musicals and support the work of the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation at the same time.

Square Foot Theatre is located at 950 Yale Ave in Wallingford directly off the Wilbur Cross Parkway Exit 66 … it is an intimate BYO cabaret-style venue so bring your favorite food and drinks to enjoy before and during the show. 

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

Look for these future “Jamie’s Foundation” preview nights during the rest of Square Foot Theatre’s exciting 11th season.

“These preview nights are a wonderful thing for Jamie’s Foundation,” said Judy Primavera, founder of the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation. “Square Foot Theatre is ‘giving back’ to us by opening up a preview night and all ticket “sales” go to the foundation.  Normal ticket price is $28 but guests can see the show for whatever donation they wish to give – it is a real bargain!

E-mail jamieart@snet.net to receive announcements for future preview nights and other special offers.

Register Now For The Orange Lions’ Thanksgiving Dinner

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Nov 192017
 

Each year the Lions Club of Orange hosts a Thanksgiving Dinner for seniors and those in the community who don’t have anyone to share dinner with on Thanksgiving Day.

All are welcome to attend.

This year, the dinner will take place at the High Plains Community Center Gym on Sunday, Nov. 26 at 12:30 p.m. It always includes a wonderful meal and entertainment.

Registration is required to ensure that the Lions can prepare enough turkey, pie and other fixings.

To register call the Orange Community Services office at 203-891-4788.

Pix And Video From The Orange Inauguration

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Nov 182017
 

On Friday, Nov. 17, the town of Orange hosted its Inauguration Ceremony for all newly elected officials.

Although some of them could not attend, a majority of these fine folks were in attendance to be sworn-in. State Rep. Themis Klarides administered the oath of office.

Now going into his seventh term as First Selectman, James Zeoli gave a nice speech, praising his fellow public servants and giving a nod to his former challenger Margaret Novicki for her hard work during the campaign.

Here is a VIDEO of that speech – For some reason, the 18-minute video cut off after 5 minutes… I will work on fixing that.

 

 

Is This Your Year? Check For Your Name On The Big List

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Nov 182017
 

Did YOU make “the List?” I have two friends that are on CT’s unclaimed properties list this year, check for your name at http://ctbiglist.com/ good luck

Don’t Forget To Drop Off Your Santa’s Helper Gifts Today

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Nov 182017
 

Santa’s Helper HQ

A Reminder From Elf Mama:

Today, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017, is GIFT DROP OFF DAY For Santa’s Helper from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Fire Station #2, 355 Boston Post Road (Across from T.G.I. Friday’s).  We ask that the general public arrive no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the 12:00 start time.  You will have a much shorter wait in line by following these new guidelines.

GIFT RULES AND INFORMATION:  There is a small fee of $18.00 per gift/per household.  Each gift must be INDIVIDUALLY wrapped in your favorite holiday paper with an over-wrap of plain brown paper.  The name and address of the recipient must be clearly printed on the outside of each gift.  PLEASE try not to make the gift too large or too heavy, Santa appreciates that. 

We have a total of 170 delivery spots/visits available.  We encourage you to try to have all the gifts for your delivery stop with you on Gift Drop-Off day.  (For Families with a large party with many gifts, please email Elf Mama at ofdsantashelper@aol.com for special instructions.

Parking for Drop-Off day is in the rear of the Fire Station.  Firefighters will be there to assist you.  The Drop-Off line is located INSIDE the Fire Station. Use the rear door marked ENTER.

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Scheduled

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Nov 182017
 

The annual Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service takes place on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.

Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, will host the Service this year.

All are welcome to attend.

Clergy from all local churches and synagogues participate in the service.

Stick around at the end for refreshments and fellowship.

Rummage Sale At Church Of The Good Shepherd

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Nov 182017
 

The Church of the Good Shepherd Semi-Annual Rummage Sale

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Road, Orange, invites the public to visit its semi-annual Rummage Sale on Saturday, Nov. 18, 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.  “Start your Christmas shopping early, find a special treasure to put under the tree.  All are welcome to stop by.”

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Road, Orange, Sunday service times includes Rite II Holy Eucharist without music at 8 a.m. and Rite II Holy Eucharist with music @ 10 a.m.  Children’s Christian Faith Formation takes place at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. 

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