Mar 302015

fitness-centerThe Orange Chamber of Commerce will host a Spring Back to Health and Networking Event at ASD Fitness, Tuesday March 31 from 6-8pm.

Meet with local businesses for everything you need to get you and your family health/wellness information.

$15 for non members.

For more info: orangectchamber.com or call Anna at 203.795.3328

Mar 302015

Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 8.53.21 PMStudents interested in joining the Orange Middle School Track Team are reminded that tomorrow, Tuesday, March 31 there will be a brief informational meeting for students who are either returning to or interested in joining the Orange MS track team.

All students who wish to be a part of the track team for the Spring season should attend this student athlete/coaches meeting.

This meeting is informational only, you do not need your medical forms for the meeting. (No time was available to us)

Mar 302015

$_35A bill that would ban people from smoking inside a vehicle when there’s a child inside is progressing through the Connecticut legislative process.

State Rep. Henry Genga (D-Hartford) said overwhelming medical research favors the ban. Many Connecticut parents agree.

Several states have a similar ban in effect, including Arkansas, Maine, California and Louisiana.

Lawmakers also are moving along legislation that would prohibit people from smoking electronic or vapor cigarettes in certain places, including restaurants, bars and retail food stores. Proponents said they worry about the possible harmful effects of vaping.

One local business that got a jump on this safety issue is the Orange Ale House which has had no smoking/vaping signs posted throughout the building for more than a month.

The bills both passed in the Public Health Committee. Now the bills will move to the House for further action.

Under one bill, someone could no longer smoke in a vehicle if there’s child inside, riding in a child car seat.

First-time violators would face a written warning, while subsequent violators would face an infraction, punishable by a fine.

Mar 302015

A satellite image of the Orange Transfer Station.

A satellite image of the Orange Transfer Station.

When you think of a meeting place, you may envision a coffee shop or favorite restaurant, but in Orange, the Transfer Station, end of South Orange Center Road (Behind Home Depot) seems to be the most popular place by far.

Around Mother’s Day, the Rotary Club goes there to sell any remaining roses from their fundraiser. During Election Season, candidates flock there to meet their constituents. 
The Transfer Station is a very big part of many residents’ regular Saturday routine, and an important portion of the announcements at the Board of Selectmen’s meetings during the holiday season.
The Transfer Station is a place where you can get rid of your “white” items: refrigerators; washers; dryers; and dishwashers. Brush from your yard and recyclables that didn’t make the pickup as well as your trash.
Orange also is one of only 6 states currently participating in the PaintCare recycling program.
• This site accepts latex and oil-based house paint, stains and varnish in containers up to 5 gallons in size.
• This site DOES NOT ACCEPT aerosols (spray paint or other spray products), containers without original labels, or containers that are leaking.
• This site DOES ACCEPT empty paint containers.
Click HERE for complete details.
The Transfer Station is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; closed on Sunday.
Questions? Call 203-891-4712

Mar 302015

The Gem show is a wonderful place for children to begin a new hobby.

The Gem show is a wonderful place for children to begin a new hobby.

The New Haven Mineral Club returns to Amity Regional Middle School, 100 Ohman Ave., with its 42nd annual Gem & Mineral & Jewelry Show, April 11 and 12.

If you have never been to the show, it is a fun and educational event for people of all ages.

If you’re looking for unique stone jewelry, tumbled or raw stones, carved totem animals, healing crystals or just hope to meet other people with your interests in collecting fossils or crystal mining.

Come to the show and browse through the endless line of dealers and exhibits with their minerals, gems, jewelry, fossils, crystals, metaphysical stones and more.

There are door prizes, children’s activities and refreshments, too.

The show takes place Saturday, April 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Free parking, Admission is $5 — under 12 admitted free when accompanied by an adult.


Mar 302015

simply-balanced-spinach-recallThis recall is based on a recall notice from one of Superior Foods, Inc., organic frozen spinach suppliers that Superior Foods, Inc., may have received organic spinach with the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Product was distributed Nationwide at Target retail stores.

Simply Balanced Organic Chopped Spinach 10-oz steam in bag

DPCI # (Department, Class, Item.) 270-00-0663
UPC Code – 85239 00663
Production Date Code and Best By Code
4360SF3 through 7 J1 Best By 26/06/2016
4360SF3 through 7 J2 Best By 26/06/2016
5026SF4 through 8 J1 Best By 26/07/2016
5026SF4 through 8 J2 Best By 26/07/2016
5051SF2 through 4 J1 Best By 20/08/2016
5051SF2 through 4 J2 Best By 20/08/2016

Superior Foods Inc., is not aware of any illness complaints to date related to this event. Out of an abundance of caution, however, Superior Foods, Inc., is recalling these products based on the recall notice we received from our supplier. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.

Consumers who have any of the product identified are urged to dispose it, or return it to the store where it was purchased for an exchange or full refund.

Consumers with questions may call 1-866-672-0811 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.


Mar 302015

00409-chick1All lots of Silver Lake brand Easter Egg Cookies, NET WT. 8 OZ (226g), have been voluntarily recalled due to undeclared egg (Allergen) in the ingredients. For people who have an allergy or a severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these cookies. The cookies are safe for consumption by those who do not have egg allergies.

The recalled Easter Egg Cookies were primarily sold to supermarkets in the following states: MN, WI, NY, GA, IL,CT, PA, MA, and IN.

There are no reported illnesses to date associated with this recall.

The Easter Egg Cookies were sold under The Silver Lake label with the UPC code of: 0 37695 49817 1

Customers with an egg allergy who have purchased the affected product should dispose of it. Consumers with a questions can call Silver Lake Cookie Company at 1-800-645-9048 x263, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST.

Mar 302015

The class of 2015 listen to Chief Gagne's presentation.

The class of 2015 listen to Chief Gagne’s presentation.

The 2015 Orange Police Department Citizens’ Police Academy began on March 11.

This eight-week program provides residents (and some out-of-town participants) with insight to the department’s operations and procedures. Registration filled up quickly this year with 20 interested people, including an Orange selectman and a CERT member participating.

Classes take place every Wednesday evening for 2.5 hours starting with Chief Robert Gagne offering an overview of the administration, department history and hierarchy, and an explanation of his role.

The large group was treated to a tour of the facilities, including the dispatch area, fingerprinting room, sally port, shooting range, conference room, administrator’s and detective’s offices.

Sgt. Ray LaPlante gave an overview of the patrol division explaining everything from the chain of command, to their responsibilities and an introduction to the patrol car.

The second class focused on traffic and accident investigation, investigation procedures and a mock traffic accident.

Also included in this evening was a look at drunken driving enforcement, about the law and an intoxylizer and a “fun” hands on Fatal Vision Demo and roadside sobriety test.

Officer Brian Foote and Detective Harry Burke volunteered their time to run this class.

Session three, last Wednesday had Officer Jonathan DeRubeis in charge showing the class all of the weapons (pistols and rifles) that the patrol officers and SWAT Unit use as well as tasers,

He demonstrated how the taser gun works on a foil target in the pistol range and then showed how their standard issued bullet proof vests can stop a bullet.

At each session, the students ask plenty of questions and gain a better understanding of what it is like to be a police officer in the town of Orange.

Upcoming subjects include crime prevention, DARE, Youth Services, Investigative Services, medical emergencies, K-9 units, and how the court system works.

Mar 302015

DSC099531The date for the 14th Annual Orange Business & Community Expo has been set for Wednesday, June 10, 2015.

It will once again be held at the High Plains Community Center.

Orange Live will provide additional details as they become available.

Call 203-891-1045 to reserve your booth today or e-mail [email protected].

Also consider if you would like to be a sponsor of this year’s Expo.


Originally Published on: Jan 5, 2015 @ 11:20

Mar 292015

Stunning, inside and out

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