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This Week At The American Girl Doll Camp In Orange

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Aug 252016
 

american girl doll campThis week nine young ladies went back in time with their various American Girl Dolls for three days of camp hosted by the Orange Historical Society.

The camp took place in Room 4 of the High Plains Community Center from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Each day included an activity, lessons on a certain decade, and a story about a particular doll.

On Monday, the girls learned how to make candles.

Tuesday was a delicious lesson on making cookie batter, which the girls rolled into logs and then took home to bake.

On Wednesday the campers received peace sign bracelets (from the 70s) a sewing lesson, stuffing and sewing pillows for their dolls.

After a snack, the girls learned that a non-electronic game can be fun. Then they gathered in the reading circle for the tale of a girl in the 70s who fought to play a “boys sport” in school. The big lesson of the day, Girls can do anything, and be whatever they want to be if they show determination and never give up on their dreams.

Orange Community Farmers’ Market Open Today

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Aug 252016
 

file photo from 2015.

file photo from 2015.

The Orange Community Farmers’ Market will run each Thursday until Sept. 29 under the Pavilion at the Orange Fairgrounds, High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road in Orange.  Market hours are 3:30 to 7 p.m.

There will be 14 vendors selling their farm-grown products including vegetables, cut flowers, maple syrup and candy, meats, baked goods, oils, pasta, animal treats as well as bath products, pottery, and more!   Farms from Orange to Oxford will be present; including Mapleview, Shamrock, Grassy Hill, Buttermilk Lane, Fox Hollow, Dream Come True, B4 and After, and The Little Farm on Main.  The Zuppardi’s Pizza Truck will also be at the market.  While shopping, stop by the Truck for a slice of pizza!

Check the Farmer’s Market Website  for market participants, band details, etc. or call 203-891-1045.

Obituary: Leslie J. Hoffman, 95, Orange Resident, Veteran

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Aug 232016
 

org cong churchLeslie J. Hoffman, 95, passed away on Friday, August 19, 2016. 

He was born on December 19, 1920.

Leslie was an Orange resident at the time of his passing.

He graduated from Bassick High School in Bridgeport in 1939.

He was a member of the U.S. Navy and trained as a pilot.

He was married to Muriel Hoffman.

A Memorial Service will be held on September 10, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Orange Congregational Church, 205 Meeting House Lane, Orange, CT.

To leave memorial contributions, donations can be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405 and/or the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington CT 06111.

Amity Middle School Parents/Guardians, Don’t Miss This Workshop (note location change)

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Aug 232016
 

BREAKING: Orange Police Announce Loss of A Treasured Member

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Aug 222016
 

MaxIt is with great sadness that the Orange Police Department announces the loss of an important member of the OPD family.

Retired K-9 Officer Maximus passed earlier today and will be missed.

Please keep Detective Mike Kosh, Max’s handler, and the entire Kosh family in your thoughts on this very difficult day.

Obituary: Elizabeth McNulty Kuhn, 63, Sister of Robert McNulty, Jr.

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Aug 222016
 

Screen Shot 2016-08-22 at 10.37.34 PMWith her daughter by her side, Elizabeth McNulty Kuhn, 63,  of Pittsburgh, PA, ended her brief battle with pancreatic cancer on July 22, 2016.

Elizabeth, wife of the late Lawrence Greacen Kuhn, Sr. and daughter of the late Robert Timothy McNulty, Sr., is survived by her mother, Gail Keane McNulty (Naples, FL); daughter, Meghan McNulty Kuhn (Pittsburgh, PA); siblings Susan McNulty (Ludlow, VT), Katherine Sullivan (Mark; North Haven, CT), Margaret McNulty, and Robert T. McNulty, Jr. (Debbie; Orange, CT) and their families; and her beloved late husband’s children Elizabeth Kendzor, Keith Kuhn (Wendy), Lawrence G. Kuhn, Jr. (Maureen), Peter Kuhn (Alethea), and Jonathan Kuhn (Jodi) and their families, including Mimi’s “sweetlings,” Zachary and Madeline Kuhn.

No official services were held; Memorial Mass to be held Saturday, December 24, 2016 at 8 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT.

Elizabeth donated her body to science, through the Humanity Gifts Registry in Pennsylvania. Donations can be made to the Easter Seals, 95 Hamilton Street, New Haven, CT, 06511.

Obituary: Andrew Eldredge, 26, Beloved Son, Brother, Amity Grad

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Aug 222016
 

Screen Shot 2016-08-22 at 5.52.55 PMIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Amity Grad Andrew Eldredge.

Andrew Eldredge was struck by a motorcycle while walking in New York City on August 29, 2014, just days before he was to begin studies at Harvard Law School.

He was in a coma and hospitalized for a very long time.

Over the past two years, Andrew has touched so many lives. He had such a promising future. Our hearts go out to his family.

Obituary:

 

Andrew Cady Eldredge, 26, of Woodbridge, beloved son, brother, and friend to many, passed away peacefully on August 19, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.

Andrew grew up in Woodbridge, Connecticut, where he attended Amity High School, excelling in academics and participating in varsity sports, theatre, and debate. Andrew attended Colgate University, graduating Magna Cum Laude (’11) with honors in Political Science.

He held leadership positions in both student government and the Colgate Speaking Union. During college, Andrew traveled the world competing in debate and then studied abroad at University of Cape Town in South Africa. While there, he tutored children in shanty towns and received the Lampert Fellowship in Public Affairs to research the political crisis in Zimbabwe.

After graduation, Andrew worked at Orion Consultants, then backpacked with his girlfriend throughout Southeast Asia. Never taking his eye off the goal of quenching his thirst for knowledge, Andrew completed a year at Boston University School of Law before transferring to Harvard Law School.

Andrew was well-known for his zest for life, intellectual curiosity, debating prowess, and humility.

Andrew was fueled by a love of family and friends and a keen sense of wonder and adventure. Cherished time during summer was spent with family in Rockport, MA. Andrew also enjoyed skiing, sailing, listening to music of all genres, and watching the Miami Dolphins (13!).

If he could speak now, Andrew would surely express gratitude for the love and support that he received in the months following his injury and throughout his life. Andrew touched and inspired many people:

A day with Andrew meant a day with a laugh and a sense that he truly cared about each and every one of us.

Andrew is survived and adored by his parents, Stacey and David Eldredge; sisters Lindsay and Madeline; grandparents Sherman and Joyce Cooper, David Eldredge Sr. and Joan Reivich, and Joan Eldredge; uncle Craig Cooper; aunts Robin Cooper (Jimi Lewis), Valerie Cooper and Sharon (Mario) Sanchez; Jenny (Joe) Jones, Karen Reivich (Guy Diamond), and many cousins, extended family and friends.

A Memorial service celebrating Andrew will be held at Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Road, Hamden, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2016.

Family members will greet guests at 1 p.m. A reception will be held immediately following the service.

The family will receive guests on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings (Aug. 25-27) from 7 – 9 p.m.

A fund has been established in Andrews memory at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven to support his love of debate and global affairs. Gifts can be made in Andrew’s name to CFGNH, 70 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT 06510 or online at cfgnh.org

To sign an online registry book, or to leave a message of condolence visit HERE.

Orange Police: Amity Man Caught On Radar Charged With DUI

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Aug 222016
 

Screen Shot 2016-08-22 at 4.15.31 PMOrange police officers conducting radar patrol on Route 34 observed a vehicle traveling above the speed limit on Aug. 13 at 6:36 a.m. and performed a traffic stop.

Police had the driver, Nahar Alghunaim, 25, of 1681 Litchfield Turnpike #1, Woodbridge perform standardized roadside sobriety tests.

He was subsequently taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving an unregistered motor vehicle, driving with a suspended license and driving without insurance.

Alghunaim was released after posting $50 bond for court Aug. 29.

 

People’s United Bank Supports the Orange Volunteer Fire Department

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Aug 222016
 

Screen Shot 2016-08-22 at 11.31.48 AMOne of the few remaining all-volunteer incorporated fire departments in the State of Connecticut just received a boost from People’s United Bank.

As part of the People’s United Bank Employee Volunteer Recognition Program, Customer Service Manager Silvi Sboui recently donated $750 to the Orange Volunteer Fire Department (OVFD).

The People’s United Employee Volunteer Recognition Program recognizes employees for the time and talent they devote to local organizations in the communities served by the bank. Sboui, who works at the Orange Center Branch, was chosen to receive the bank’s Community Champion Award. The award includes the opportunity to designate a donation to the employee’s charity of her choice, so Sboui chose the OVFD.

Active OVFD members are on-call to serve the community 24-hour a day, seven days a week, dispatching from two stations: Station 1 at Orange Center Road and Station 2 at Boston Post Road.

“They are always willing to help the community and every year we witness, firsthand, their efforts to raise money through their annual carnival,” explained Sboui.

Due to federal regulations, the OVFD is no longer able to mail raffle tickets to help pay for equipment and safety gear. The organization now must rely on individual contributions and proceeds from the annual carnival. The $750 donation from People’s United Bank will help the Orange Volunteer Fire Department in its efforts to raise $900,000 towards a much-needed new fire truck.

“People’s United Bank is extremely proud of the positive impact that our employees make in their local neighborhoods,” said Karen Galbo, Director of People’s United Community Foundation and Community Relations. “The recognition program is a way for us to not only honor our employees for their volunteer work, but to also thank organizations for their dedication and service to our communities.”

To make a donation, contact the Orange Volunteer Fire Department at 203-891-1052, or by email at [email protected].

Youth Services Hosts 7th Grade Party/Orientation Night

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Aug 222016
 

Screen Shot 2016-08-11 at 9.47.48 PMYouth Services will have a Super Gift Cards/Prizes Raffle Bingo, Pizza Party & Coming Events Orientation For Orange Incoming 7th Graders in the High Plains Community Center Cafeteria on Tuesday, August 23, 5:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Come and Enjoy a Special Free Event for the Incoming 7th Graders.

Play the winning Bingo cards. Enjoy pizza and refreshments. Learn about  upcoming Youth Services activities!

Parent Chaperones are welcomed.