Fundraiser: Meet and Greet Brunch With Margaret Novicki

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Aug 182017

Candidate Margaret Novicki

Karen deFur-Maxwell and Jody Dietch will host a Sunday Brunch Meet and Greet Fundraiser for Margaret Novicki, Democratic candidate for the first selectman at 11 a.m. on Sept. 10.

The event will take place at 595 Harborview Road, Orange.

There is a $50 suggested donation.

RSVP to Jody Dietch by Sept. 3 at jldorange@yahoo.com or call 203-314-9975.

If you cannot attend, donations to Margaret Novicki’s campaign may be made out to “Novicki for Orange” and sent to Novicki for Orange, c/o Susan Fernandes, 847 Brookside Dr, Orange, CT 06477.

Find All Sorts Of Treasures At the Academy Every Saturday

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Aug 182017

The Academy Museum

The Orange Historical Society Antique Shop and Museum, 605 Orange Center Road, is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with dolls and more dolls ready for new owners.

The sale on Aug. 12 was a smashing success but there are still many more dolls to choose from as well as antiques and collectibles.
Come see who and what is still available.
For more information, call 203 795-3106.

Upcoming Events At The Case Memorial Library

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Aug 172017

Case Memorial Library

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, offers the following programs and events.

Oscar Film: Hell or High Water
Monday, August 21, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, August 23, 1 p.m.

1 hr. 42 min. R. A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family’s ranch in West Texas.

The Bookcase Book Discussion Group
Thursday, August 24, 7 p.m.
A discussion of News of the World by Paulette Jiles. Led by Toby Zabinski. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk

Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register in person or by telephone at 203-891-2170


Farmers’ Market Open Until 7 p.m.

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Aug 172017

(OEDC photos)

Come on down to the Farm Market today 3:30 – 7 p.m.

The following vendors are participating:
Laurel Glen Farm, Wayne’s Figs, Fox Hollow Farm, Oronoque Farm, Grassy Hill Farm, Whole German Bread, Seasonal Catering, Shamrock Farm, Mapleview Farm and Zuppardi’s Pizza.

Volunteer Your Time As An English Language Tutor

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Aug 172017

—    Literacy Volunteers Offers Tutor Training to Help Local Adults — 

You can make a difference in someone else’s life!  Did you know there are more than 15,000 people in Milford and Stratford without a high school diploma?  Did you know there are more than 1,600 adults who are not fluent in English?  Did you know there are 53 non-English languages spoken in these cities?   
(Data taken from the Milford and Stratford School District Strategic School Profile, 2012-2013)

Literacy Volunteers is offering volunteer TUTOR TRAINING classes in ESL (English as a Second Language) and Basic Literacy.

TUTOR TRAINING classes in Milford will take place at Fannie Beach Community Center, 16 Dixon Street, Milford from 6 – 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11.  

TUTOR TRAINING classes in Stratford will be held at the Stratford Library, 2203 Main St. Stratford from 5:45 – 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12.

Volunteer tutors will learn techniques to assist Basic Literacy and ESL students with dialogue, listening comprehension, oral fluency, phonics, reading comprehension and writing skills. No previous teaching experience required! All prospective tutors will be interviewed in advance.  For further information, call The Literacy office between the hours of 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 203-878-4800 or stop by the Stratford Library Satellite Office on Mondays, 10:00 – 12:00, Wednesdays, 10:00 – 12:00 or 3:00 – 5:00.

Additionally, if you are interested in working with students preparing for their GED (General Equivalency Diploma) examination, or prefer to help adult students with basic literacy skills, call the Center’s office to schedule your orientation meeting.

Literacy Volunteers is part of the ProLiteracy network of adult basic education and literacy programs. ProLiteracy is working with its member programs to raise awareness of available ESL services.

“Non-English speakers in the U.S. can fall behind in education or employment in an already challenging job market,” said David C. Harvey, president and CEO of ProLiteracy. “Language barriers can also prevent them from understanding important financial, educational, health care, employment or legal rights issues. By raising awareness of our members’ ESL programs, adults in need will know where to find resources that can help them gain skills to address everyday matters.”

For more information on Literacy Volunteers of Southern CT’s ESL and other volunteer programs, visitwww.lvsct.org or call 203-878-4800. 

New To Town? Here’s Some School Information That You May Find Useful

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Aug 162017

All of your Orange Elementary Schools

The town of Orange has three elementary schools (Racebrook, Turkey Hill, and Peck Place) and one kindergarten (Mary L. Tracy).

If you are a brand new resident, you may wonder which your child will attend. The Board of Ed provides a list of street assignments for schools, so you will know the answer at a glance.

Click HERE for that list.

Get ready mom and dad, Monday, August 28 is the first day of school.

Orange Police Blotter: Man Accused of Causing Disturbance At Local Gym

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Aug 162017

Orange Police responded to the Edge Fitness Center, 50 Boston Post Road, on a report of a physical altercation on July 27 at 2:59 p.m.

During the investigation, officers learned that Bilal Kadi, 30, of West Haven had allegedly kicked and struck another person at the gym and taken that person’s wallet.

Kadi was charged with second-degree breach of peace and sixth-degree larceny.

He was released on a promise to appear in court July 28.

Aug 152017

Town Clerk Patrick O’Sullivan recently released this list of property transfers filed with his office between June 24 and Aug. 11, 2017.

277 Pine Tree Drive, Richard Sheramy to Jing Li, $330,000, filed on June 26

235 High Plains Drive, Anthony Mastrofrancesco to Joseph Cubellotti, $470,000, filed on June 28

497 Dogwood Road, Paul Davis to Patricia Coffey, $310,000, filed on June 30

1006 Grassy Hill Road, Mary O’Neill to James Swain Jr., $345,000, filed on June 30

490 Golf Road, Joseph Staffieri III Exec to Sameh Girges, $240,000, filed on July 3


425 Old Country Road, Andrew Toross to Timothy Dooley, $325,000, filed on July 5

450 Pine Tree Drive, Glenn Shiffrin to Sean Egan, $417,500, filed on July 10

34 High Meadow Road, Cynthia Botti to Sara Holycross, $430,000, filed on July 11

131 Sunrise Hill Circle, Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to Joyce Bodie, $420,113, filed on July 12

121 Estate Acres Drive, William Boroson to Christian Blatherwick, $465,000, filed on July 14

421 Clement Lane, Rachel Maclellan to Vivienne Saldibar, $211,000, filed on July 14

164 Sunrise Hill Circle, Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to James Zdrowski, $519,051.96, filed on July 14

159 Sunrise Hill Circle, Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to Jacqueline Koral, $660,619, filed on July 14

133 Sunrise Hill Circle, Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to Robert Pinsker, $445,578, filed on July 17

61 Red Cedar Circle, Lauren Mallette to Margaret Bednar Trust, $292,500, filed on July 19

484 Sportsmans Road, Dennis Johnsky to Eleanor Harding, $365,000, filed on July 24

323 Sarah Circle, Edgar Hernandez to Chi Lam, $445,000, filed on July 24

790 Riverside Drive, Allan Greenberg to Julian Garay, $205,000, filed on July 28

624 Douglas Drive, Thomas McNulty to Jayson Streit, $362,500, filed on July 31

442 old Cellar Road, Jacqueline Koral to Hugo Pinzon, $430,000, filed on July 31

12 Woodside Drive, Denise Wiedmann EXIX to Vugar Imanov, $300,000, filed on Aug. 1

476 Grace Trail, Nancy King to Jerome Pagter, $332,000, filed on Aug. 1

120 Coram Lane, Charlotte Goldblatt to Brian May, $755,000, filed on Aug. 2

577 Treat Lane, Linda Schlissel to Ersoy Mus, $433,000, filed on Aug. 3

471 Wolcott Lane, Michee Pavisic to Ronald Castillo, $432,000, filed on Aug. 3

379 Pine Tree Drive, Robert Hanscome to Stacy Lynn Murphy, $357,000, filed on Aug. 4

589 Orange Center Road, Arthur Shaffer to Matthew Gregory, $387,500, filed on Aug. 8

129 Derby Avenue, Quick Time LLC to Robert Velazquez, $210,000, filed on Aug. 9














Come Honor Some Of The Greats At Amity’s Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner

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Aug 152017


The Amity Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame will induct six new members at the annual Amity Hall of Fame / Hall of Honor Dinner on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at Grassy Hill Country Club in Orange CT at 5:30 p.m.

The 2017 inductees include: Len Marazzi, football coach and physical education teacher; James Clabby, Class of 1959 football and baseball; Craig Colberg, Class of 1969, Swimming and Tennis; Steve Funk, Class of 1988 Swimming; Asia (Pantaleo) Work, Class of 1996, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field; Kristen (Maturo) Campos, Class of 1997, field hockey and softball.

The dinner tickets for this event are $50 in advance with a purchase deadline of Sunday, October 1.

Make checks payable to the Amity Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame and send to Amity High School Athletic Department Att. Lori Bonney, 25 Newton Rd., Woodbridge, CT 06525.

Register Now For The OEDC 11th Annual Golf Tournament

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Aug 152017

The Orange Economic Development Corporation will be hosting its 11th Annual Golf Tournament at Orange Hills Country Club, 389 Racebrook Road, on Friday, Sept 8.
This year the OEDC will partner with Rotary and donate a portion of proceeds to the Rotary Club of Orange Youth Services Program. Also new this year, dinner will take place at the Orange Ale House immediately following the tournament. Awards and raffle prize winners will be announced during dinner.
Executive Director Annemarie Sliby said, “The tournament is a great way to have some fun while networking with peers and coworkers.”
Check-in begins at 11 a.m. at the clubhouse, where players will receive tournament gifts, can purchase raffle tickets, and have lunch while waiting for the shotgun start at noon “sharp.”
Massage Green also will provide chair massages during this time.
Tournament price is $175 per golfer and includes the following:
18 Holes of golf with cart
Tournament gift
Lunch at Check-in
Snacks and drinks on the course
Contests – Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive (Men & Women) and Hole-in-One
Dinner at Orange Ale House
Massages (provided by Massage Green)
Cold drinks at the Beer Tent provided by (Orange Ale House & Grill)
Cigars (provided by Orange Cigar & More)
Your chance to win some great Raffle Prizes
The OEDC is accepting registrations. Note accommodation of singles, doubles and triples can be made. Please call 203-891-1045 to register or register online at www.OrangeEDC.com/Events_Activities. The OEDC also is accepting Tee Sign sponsors–call if interested.
Sponsors include: Colonial Properties, F&W Equipment, Cohen and Wolf, Eagle Leasing, NORTHEAST Electronics, Massage Green, Orange Ale House, Orange Cigar and More,  and Tamaro Oil Corporation.