Mar 292015

Stunning, inside and out

Stunning, inside and out

595 Cedar Grove, Orange

STOP Looking! Custom Colonial located on Cul-De-Sac in Private Broadview Subdivision.

Grand 2 Story Entry Foyer, Architectural Windows, Gourmet eat in kitchen w/ Granite countertops, Pantry & High End appliances w/ Slider to 2 Tier Deck w/ Jacuzzi Tub , Open fireplace, living room w/ fireplace, dining room  w/ Crown Molds & Chair Rail, Den, 3-4 Bed, 3 Full Baths, Master Suite.

Finished Media Room in lower level, Bonus Room, Pocket & French Solid  Core Doors, hard wood floors, 2 Car Garage, C AIR, City Water, Private Location, Walk to Trails & Golf Course.

All the Bells & Whistles. Seeing is Believing!

Offered by Property World.

Move in condition 2,712 Sq Ft home on 1.81 acres. Offered for $519,000 (Reduced by $999).

Elementary School: Turkey Hill Middle School: Amity High School: Amity

Mar 282015

babysitter2.s600x600Youth Services is planning to have the next babysitting course on Thursday, April 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 pm. at the High Plains Community Center.

The course is for students ages 12-14 and offers a babysitting curricula and First Aid certification. Cost is $20.

Class limited to twelve students.

Youth Services will also offer another Artist Colony

Water Colors class with artist Audrey Galer on Monday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at High Plains.

All materials and instruction included. Class limited to twelve students. There is no cost to the program.

Parents need to contact John Ulatowski, Youth Services Coordinator at [email protected] to register their child for the course(s).

Mar 282015

SONY DSCArtist Dorie Petrochko will be teaching a 6 week class on Drawing and Painting Aquatic Birds from on Tuesdays, April 7- May 12, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Community Education Center at Yale West Campus, 230 West Campus Drive, Orange.

Students will learn how to observe aquatic birds, sketch and paint them quickly and accurately, using online web cams, taxidermy mounts and sketching in the field. Participants will have field sketching assignments to go out and sketch shore and marsh birds.
After which, “you will miraculously transform your sketches into watercolor studies and paintings,” Petrochko said. 
A complete description of the course and how to register is listed on the website: http://www.ctnsi.com


Mar 282015

Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 2.10.07 PMMaterial Girls Boutique, 463 Boston Post Road, will host a fundraiser for the Orange Community Juniorettes on Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Juniorettes will be selling Easter/Passover flowers outside and when you go inside to shop at the wonderful Material Girls store to shop for Easter, Passover, Mother’s Day gifts, just mention the Juniorettes at the checkout and 10% of the sale will be donated to the girls to help fund future community service projects.

The Orange Community Juniorettes are a group of young women in Orange ages 9-16 who are performing community service projects in Orange and the surrounding communities.  It is a 501c3 non-profit organization and subcommittee of the Orange Community Women, a chapter of the Connecticut Junior Women, Inc..

Some projects they have been involved with since their inception in 2013 are: pet food drive to benefit the Milford Animal Shelter, two toy drives to benefit the Yale Toy Closet, beautification project at the Orange Police Station, visits with the seniors at Silverbrook, they have formed a Relay for Life team, and also made a donation to a local family in need.

Please consider supporting us so that the girls can continue to make a difference in our community.

If any residents are interested in joining  the Orange  Community Juniorettes they can reach out to Karen Iassogna  at [email protected].  Additionally if there are any women interested in finding out more Information about our women’s group they may reach out to Karen as well.

Mar 282015

valentines-day-flower-bouquet-wallpapersCarolyn H. (Gilbert) Morgado, 78 of Danbury, passed peacefully on March 26, 2015, at Danbury Hospital.

Carolyn was born in Danbury, on January 31, 1937. She was the daughter of the late Irene (Folls) Gilbert and John Gilbert.

She is survived by her three daughters; Pat Morgado of Fort Pierce, FL., Debbie Lockwood of Danbury, CT and Amy Peterson and husband Stewart of Chesterfield, VA., two sons; Michael Morgado and husband Robert Ward of Wingdale, NY and Paul Morgado and fiancé Lois Rynkiewicz of Orange, CT.

She is also survived by her sister Doris Brought, of Danbury; and one brother, John Gilbert, and his wife Brenda of Danbury, Nine grandchildren, Judy, Danielle, Jennifer, Bill, Christopher, Mark, Zabrina, Derek, Marques, and seven great-grandchildren Nabil, Christopher, Joseph, Matthew, Michael, Halima, Aaron .

She is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grand nieces & grand nephews. Carolyn was predeceased by her sisters, Irene R. Gilbert, Emma R. Gilbert, Muriel J. Bradley, brother-in-law Edward Bradley, sister-in-law Marguerite Gilbert, and brother-in-law Robert Brought Sr.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Saint John Paul II for all their loving care given to our dear mother.

Friends will be received prior to the funeral service at Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury, from 2-5 p.m.


A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Sunday March 29, 2015  at 5 p.m. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Wooster Cemetery in Danbury at a later date.

Friends will be received prior to the funeral service from 2-5 p.m.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury.

Mar 272015

rosa delauroCongresswoman Rosa DeLauro will be the featured speaker at a brunch sponsored by the Orange Democratic Town Committee at the Bear & Grill Restaurant, 385 Boston Post Road,  on Sunday, March 29 from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

The cost is $35 per person and will feature the Bear & Grill brunch buffet.

Rosa will provide an update on this year’s congressional session focusing in particular on healthcare, pay equality and food safety.

State Senator Gayle Slossberg will moderate the discussion.

The event is open to the public and there will be opportunity for questions.

For more information and reservations contact: Mara Saccente at [email protected] or call 203-530-7160.

Originally Published on: Mar 10, 2015 @ 0:07

Second Publishing on: Mar 24, 2015 @ 14:00

Mar 262015

Screen Shot 2015-03-26 at 8.00.00 PMThomas Christopher Cuomo, 93, of West Haven, born in New Haven on February 1, 1922 and passed away peacefully on March 22, 2015.

He was the son of Louis Cuomo and Marie Martino Cuomo. Tom was the husband of the late Josephine Esposito Cuomo. Tom and Josephine raised their three children in West Haven.

After retiring from Ross and Roberts in Stratford they moved to Florida in 1976. They lived in Pompano Beach until 1990, then moved to Palm City (Stuart), Florida.

Tom is survived by his daughter, Arlene Mitchell and her husband, Paul of Milford, his two sons, Richard Cuomo and his wife Gayle of West Haven, Robert Cuomo and his wife Gail of Orange, two sisters, Rosalyn Frye of Hamden, Mary DeVito of California, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister Phyllis Burke of West Haven and brothers, Ralph Cuomo of Port St. Lucie, Florida and Augustine Cuomo of Hamden.

He was a Corporal in the United States Army during World War II while stationed in Italy and North Africa.

Services will be held in the Porto Funeral Home, 830 Jones Hill Road, West Haven. Friday morning at 11 a.m. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

Friends may call FRIDAY MORNING from 10-11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the ALS Foundation, 4 Oxford Road, Unit 4, Milford, CT 06460.

Sign Tom’s guestbook online at www.portofuneralhomes.net 

Mar 262015

Scholarship-Graphic-for-Inside-Page-276x300Orange high school seniors who intend to apply for aid from the Orange Scholarship Fund need to move fast.  The deadline for completed applications is April 15.
If you haven’t already picked up an application form at the Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, do it today.
You must be a resident of Orange but can be attending any of the local public or private high schools.
Awards are based on need, academic achievement, and community service.
Remember, the application must be complete to be considered, so act now if you are looking for scholarship aid to continue your education.

Mar 262015

Screen Shot 2015-03-26 at 12.43.38 PMThe University of New Haven was recently awarded a $1,500 grant from Connecticut Humanities to support a university-community forum on The Creative Genius of Thomas Edison.

The forum is scheduled on Friday, April 17 from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the UNH Orange Campus at 584 Derby Milford Road, and will feature presentations by David Edison Sloane, UNH professor of English, who is the great-grandson of Thomas Edison. Sloane will speak on “Edison and His Inventions.”

James DeCesare, visual artist and a department head at the Masters School in Simsbury, will speak on “Creativity in the Digital Age.”

The event, free and open to the public, will include exhibits of Edison’s inventions and a display of websites, which students developed in Sloane’s course on Edison and Invention.

“The community forum capitalizes on the talents of faculty and students to build university‐community partnerships that enrich the cultural life in the entire community,” said Lourdes Alvarez, dean of the UNH College of Arts and Sciences.  “Edison was a remarkable man who provides us with lessons in ingenuity and creativity.”

Attendees at the forum will have the opportunity to interact with the presenters and learn how students and other individuals can harness the power of technology to preserve the humanities and digitally record their unique stories.

The idea for the event originated with the UNH College of Arts and Sciences Professional Development Committee. The Connecticut Humanities, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, supports cultural and historic organizations that tell the state’s stories, build community and enrich lives.

For more information about event, email [email protected].