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Labor Day Concert Features A Fan Favorite

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Aug 302015
 

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. 

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

Kevin Arnone Wants YOU To Join His Bowling League

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Aug 292015
 

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.

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

 

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

 

 

 

Orange Republicans Host Community Picnic

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Aug 292015
 

Screen Shot 2015-08-21 at 12.02.23 PMThe Orange Republicans are hosting a Community Picnic on Saturday, August 29th from 12 noon to 4:00 pm at HPCC in the pavilion. (Rain or Shine)

Meet the Republican candidates and support Jim Zeoli and his Team.

The price is $10.00 pp (Adults), $5.00 pp (Children). The menu includes, hamburgers, a hot dog bar (make it your way with all the fixins), corn on the cob, all cooked up by the candidates, cold salads, wine, beer, soda and water.

Bring your family, friends and neighbors! Come on out and join the fun! You don’t want to miss out on this! RSVP to Lynn Plaskowitz @ 203-627-1673 or email @ [email protected]

Originally Published on: Aug 11, 2015 @ 14:49

Second Publishing on: Aug 21, 2015 @ 12:10

You Can Find Just About Anything At This Tag Sale

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Aug 282015
 

Screen Shot 2015-08-20 at 2.07.10 PMA Tag Sale will take place at 351 Country Lane, Orange on Saturday, August 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A vast variety of items will be available for sale: almost new portable air conditioners, antique wrought iron queen bed frame, framed artwork, quality glassware, miscellaneous antiques, books, CDs, children’s items, antique 1975 Scotty 12 ft camper, and much more.

Arrive at 9 a.m. for best selection!

Stop By High Plains Wednesday Morning For A Good Belly Laugh

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Aug 252015
 

The Laughter Yoga Club demonstrate their moves at a senior health fair.

The Laughter Yoga Club demonstrate their moves at a senior health fair.

You like to have a good laugh don’t you? It just feels good to let loose and let all your cares go.

Several years ago when I was with another news organization, I covered the Orange Laugh Club under the pavilion.

I admit the group looked ridiculous, pretending to catch imaginary butterflies or whatever and letting out a hearty guffaw, giggling, chuckling, shrieking, dancing without a care as they got strange looks from curious passersby on the walking track at High Plains.

If you want to give yourself a boost in the morning and are willing to look silly, and forget about your inhibitions, then you should give laughter yoga at the Orange Senior Center a try.

Connie Pino leads the group every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m.
If you’ve never done it before you will feel a little self conscious and maybe even “stupid” but don’t worry about it. Once you forget about how you may look and remember that you’re surrounded by a group of uninhibited new friends who once felt the same way you do, you will feel your stress melting away and you will feel better for the rest of the day.
Classes last between 20-30 minutes. Give it a try and you’ll look forward to coming back the following week and beyond.

 

Originally Published on: Jul 21, 2015 @ 21:57

Second Publishing on: Aug 19, 2015 @ 00:57

Vendors Sought For Orange Senior Health & Safety Fair

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Aug 212015
 

IMG_0326Orange Community Services is looking for vendors to participate in the 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

Orange Recycling Committee Hosts FREE Shredding Day

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Aug 212015
 

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

Klarides, Other Officials Promote “Heat Kills” Program

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Aug 212015
 

heat killsHouse Republican Leader Themis Klarides and State Rep. Brenda Kupchick of Fairfield, will be joined by Woodbridge First Selectman Ellen Scalettar and other local officials to promote the “Heat Kills’’ awareness program that focuses on pet safety.

The meeting will take place at the Woodbridge Town Hall, 11 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge on Monday, Aug. 24 at 11:30 a.m.

Introducing the Orange Ct Tag Sale Site

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Aug 212015
 

orange tag sale siteFollowing the model of many similar sites in other towns, a resident started the Orange Ct Tag Sale site on Facebook last week to help people sell useful items without having to set up tables and taking time out on a weekend. Although, you may post a tag sale you are having in the local area.

PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING ITEMS. Welcome to the Orange Ct Tag Sale site. This is a site to post and sell your gently used items – similar to items you would see at an actual tag sale.

Please DO NOT advertise any services or business you may have. You can post items for sale from your business, but don’t advertise your actual business on here.

DO NOT sell partially used personal items such as lotions, cosmetics, etc.

NO selling of anything illegal (i.e. knock-off purses, mattresses, etc.) If you do so, you will be subject to immediate removal from the site.

When listing, please post a photo, price, and location of where the item is being sold from. (If you are cross-posting, please say that in your post)

There is NO BIDDING allowed.

The first person to comment “interested” should get first dibs. Then you go to the next, etc. If you make contact with that interested person, please allow them sufficient time (12 hrs) to respond back.

If you have multiple items to sell, please create a photo album. Have your photos saved on your computer. Click on “Add Photo / Video,” then click on “Create Photo Album,” and then select your photos to upload. You can put the price and description in the caption for each photo.

Please remove your post immediately after your item has sold and the transaction is complete.

All transactions between parties are to be conducted by private message. If you make an arrangement to pick up an item, please show up to pick up that item! Contact seller immediately if there is an issue with an item pick-up. NO-SHOW BUYERS ARE SUBJECT TO REMOVAL FROM THIS SITE.

Buy At Your Own Risk! This group and its administrator is not responsible for sales that go awry, the condition of items, or recalls of items.

Whether you are buying, selling, or communicating in any way on this site, please be courteous and play nice! If not, you may be removed from this site. This is not the place for rude comments.

-Please remember to be safe. This is a public group, so DO NOT post your address here. Keep that in private messages or emails.

American Girl Doll Camp Was A Big Hit This Week

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Aug 212015
 

Lea Turner talking to the girls about their dolls at the 3-day American Girl Doll camp held at the historic Stone-Otis House this week.

Lea Turner talking to the girls about their dolls at
the 3-day American Girl Doll camp held at the historic Stone-Otis House this week.

Thirteen girls from various towns around Orange as far west as Seymour and south from Ridgefield attended a 3-day American Girl Doll Camp this week at the historic Stone-Otis House.

The program was coordinated by Pat Lovelace from the Guilford Keeping Society in conjunction with the Orange Historical Society staff members Jan Clarke and Ginny Reinhard.

During the three days, the girls read, wrote and created. They learned about their everyday lives by reading their stories, heard about when they lived, wrote in their own journals, made crafts, played games from the doll’s time period and sampled food from recipes they would have used.

By the time camp ended on Wednesday, the girls already were talking about returning next year.

As a special treat to the community the Stone-Otis House is open Saturday, Aug. 22  from 11-2.