Quantcast

Do You Recognize These Young Men?

 Around Town, Home, Latest News, Police & Fire  Comments Off on Do You Recognize These Young Men?
Aug 132017
 

A resident posted a few surveillance video shots of two young men who recently caused some damage to his property in Orange.

If you recognize them, call the Orange Police at 203-891-2130 to give a tip.

Local Businesses, Service Providers Sought For Health And Safety Fair

 Around Town, Home, Latest News, Police & Fire  Comments Off on Local Businesses, Service Providers Sought For Health And Safety Fair
Aug 112017
 

OVNA and Community Services represented

Message from Joan Cretella Director of Orange Community Services

Community Services is looking for local businesses and service providers for the 16th Annual Orange Senior Health and Safety Fair.

The event will take place at the High Plains Community Center Gym, 525 Orange Center Road, Friday, September 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Registration is $85 a table for businesses and free to nonprofit providers with a 501(c)3 designation. 

The event is free to the public. 

All proceeds from this fair will go to the Community Assistance Fund. All of our programs, activities, events, and offerings are self-generated solely from fees and donations. For more information or to reserve a table please contact Joan Cretella, Dennis Marsh or Denise Stein at Community Services 203-891-4788

We ask your support to maintain these vital programs.

Man Accused Of Trying to Sell Stolen Guitar Equipment

 Around Town, Home, Latest News, Police & Fire  Comments Off on Man Accused Of Trying to Sell Stolen Guitar Equipment
Aug 112017
 

Orange police were called to Guitar Center, 50 Boston Post Road on a larceny complaint July 31 at 2:59 p.m.

According to the report, Juan L. Carrion, 21, of New Haven was accused of attempting to sell the store several guitar pedals and other guitar accessories that had recently been reported stolen.

Carrion was charged with sixth-degree larceny and released on a promise to appear in court Aug. 14.

 

Did YOU Win A Raffle Prize At The OVFD Carnival?

 Around Town, Home, Latest News, Police & Fire, Today's Events  Comments Off on Did YOU Win A Raffle Prize At The OVFD Carnival?
Aug 062017
 

The Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival ended this afternoon at 5 p.m., but before tents and booths were “broken down” the highly anticipated raffle drawing took place at 4:30 p.m.

Dozens of anxious hopeful ticket holders stood by for the drawing and announcements.

Following are the winning ticket numbers, the hometown of the winner and the prize he or she will receive:

08610 – Branford  1. $7,000 Visa Gift Card – People’s Bank

00425 – Orange     2. $4,000 Gift Card – Travelers Choice, 236 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT

09609 – W. Haven 3. $2,500 Gift Certificate – Anytime Fitness, 560 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT

09852 – Orange    4. $2,000 Visa Gift Card – People’s Bank

01094 – Orange      5. $1,200 Gift Certificate – Diamond Designs, 500 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT

09899 – Ansonia    6. Apple iPad Air 2, 16GB, Best Buy, 53 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT

05577 – Orange      7. $400 Gift Card – ShopRite, 935 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT

03849 – Orange     8. $350 Gift Card – Chip’s Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT

08735 – Oxford      9. $250 Gift Card – Knights, Inc., 286 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT

02508 – Orange   10. $200 Gift Card – Exxon Quick Stop, 404 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT

02864 – Orange   11.  Gift Certificate to Yale New Haven Open at Yale Tennis Tournament

 

Saturday’s Carnival highlights

 Around Town, Charity Events, Home, Latest News, Police & Fire, Today's Events  Comments Off on Saturday’s Carnival highlights
Aug 052017
 

Bicycle winners Cyrilla and Paul with Asst. Fire Chief Charles Sherwood.

Saturday is always a big day for kids at the Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival. For as far back as I can remember, the Saturday matinee is when the Fire Department draws the winning tickets for the free bicycle raffle.

This year’s lucky winners were Paul from Milford and Cyrilla from West Haven.
The afternoon weather was perfect and it just got better as the day went on.
One of the hot spots was the fried dough booth under the pavilion and Eli’s restaurant tent also found a lot of fans.
The OVFD always manages to reel in celebrity announcers, Radio personality Brian Smith has been volunteering for a few years and this afternoon some were surprised to hear the smooth and familiar voice of former tv newsman Leon Collins, now a Legislative Representative for the Connecticut State Firefighters Association.
The annual fundraising event ends tomorrow, (Sunday) at 5 p.m.
If you have purchased your discount-priced ride bracelets online, when you arrive at the fairgrounds, go directly to the rear of the raffle tent (across from the pavilion ‘Main Food Tent’) to pick up your wristbands, and have your ID ready.

You may use your wristbands on Sunday, Aug. 6 from 12 noon to 5 p.m.

Remember, children must be at least 3-feet tall to ride any ride. 

You can still buy regular priced tickets at the carnival.

This is the 89th annual Firemen’s carnival and this year the goal of the department’s largest fundraiser is to raise $850,000 to purchase a 75-foot ladder truck with the capability of reaching the tall buildings in town.

Don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets for a chance to win one of 11 prizes which, this year, are:

  1. $7,000 Visa Gift Card – People’s Bank
  2. $4,000 Gift Card – Travelers Choice, 236 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
  3. $2,500 Gift Certificate – Anytime Fitness, 560 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT (Orange, CT Location Only)
  4. $2,000 Visa Gift Card – People’s Bank
  5. $1,200 Gift Certificate – Diamond Designs, 500 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
  6. Apple iPad Air 2, 16GB, Best Buy, 53 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
  7. $400 Gift Card – ShopRite, 935 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT
  8. $350 Gift Card – Chip’s Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
  9. $250 Gift Card – Knights, Inc., 286 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
  10. $200 Gift Card – Exxon Quick Stop, 404 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
  11. Gift Certificate to Yale New Haven Open at Yale Tennis Tournament

Tickets are just $5 each and can be purchased at the main raffle tent across from the pavilion.

The drawing is on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road. No, you do not have to be present to win.

Mother Nature Smiles On The OVFD Carnival (information and photos)

 Around Town, Charity Events, Home, Latest News, Police & Fire, Today's Events  Comments Off on Mother Nature Smiles On The OVFD Carnival (information and photos)
Aug 052017
 

After a rather nasty early morning display, during which Mother Nature saturated the area (especially at 4, 6, and 7 a.m.) she then had a change of heart before the Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival opened for its Saturday Matinee making way for the third day of family fun. Continue reading »

A Phenomenal Opening Night For The OVFD Carnival

 Around Town, Charity Events, Home, Latest News, Police & Fire, Today's Events  Comments Off on A Phenomenal Opening Night For The OVFD Carnival
Aug 032017
 

The weather was cooperative, the crowds were enthusiastic, the volunteers were great and this was just a phenomenal opening night for the Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival in Orange.

Come back again and enjoy fireworks on Friday and Saturday nights.

Carnival Hours:

Friday – 5:00 PM to 12 midnight

Saturday – 12 Noon to 12 midnight

Sunday – 12 Noon to 5:00 PM

Don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets for a chance to win one of 11 prizes which, this year, are:

  1. $7,000 Visa Gift Card – People’s Bank
  2. $4,000 Gift Card – Travelers Choice, 236 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
  3. $2,500 Gift Certificate – Anytime Fitness, 560 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT (Orange, CT Location Only)
  4. $2,000 Visa Gift Card – People’s Bank
  5. $1,200 Gift Certificate – Diamond Designs, 500 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
  6. Apple iPad Air 2, 16GB, Best Buy, 53 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
  7. $400 Gift Card – ShopRite, 935 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT
  8. $350 Gift Card – Chip’s Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
  9. $250 Gift Card – Knights, Inc., 286 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
  10. $200 Gift Card – Exxon Quick Stop, 404 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
  11. Gift Certificate to Yale New Haven Open at Yale Tennis Tournament

Tickets are just $5 each and can be purchased at the main raffle tent across from the pavilion.

Drawing is on Sunday, Aug. 6, at 4:30 p.m. at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road. No, you do not have to be present to win.

Come To the Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival This Weekend!

 Around Town, Home, Latest News, Police & Fire, Today's Events  Comments Off on Come To the Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival This Weekend!
Aug 032017
 

Orange Firemen’s Carnival

The Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival opens tonight at 5 p.m.

This is the Department’s biggest fundraiser of the year, so while you’re there take advantage of all the things the OVFD has to offer, including fantastic food at the pavilion and the satellite food tent near the fence. Take a chance on the fire department sponsored games and don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets for 11 great prizes!

The 50/50 raffle offers you an opportunity to win half of the accumulated pot (and the fire department will receive the other half) each night – that’s at the raffle tent, too.

Come on out and support your all volunteer Orange fire department this weekend. Have fun, and enjoy some great food.

The Hours are:

Thursday – 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Friday – 5:00 PM to 12 midnight

Saturday – 12 Noon to 12 midnight

Sunday – 12 Noon to 5:00 PM

Police Serve Two Warrants On Man With Larceny Charges

 Around Town, Home, Latest News, Police & Fire  Comments Off on Police Serve Two Warrants On Man With Larceny Charges
Aug 022017
 

Orange police responded to Target, 25 Boston Post Road, on a shoplifting complaint July 31 at 5:31 p.m.

During the investigation, officers discovered that Anthony Groomes, 56, of New Haven had taken $136.93 of merchandise and also had two active PRAWN warrants out of the New Haven Police Department.

Groomes was subsequently taken into custody and charged with sixth-degree larceny and served two prawn warrants.

He was held on a court set$1,000 bond for court Aug. 1.

 

About Your Carnival Wristbands

 Around Town, Home, Latest News, Police & Fire  Comments Off on About Your Carnival Wristbands
Aug 022017
 

The forecast shows a chance of a couple of pop-up showers on Thursday and Friday, but, as always the Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival will go on as planned.

That said, if you have purchased your discount priced ride bracelets online, when you arrive at the fairgrounds, go directly to the rear of the raffle tent (across from the pavilion ‘Main Food Tent’) to pick up your wristbands, and have your ID ready.

You may use your wristbands at any one of the following time periods:

  1. Thursday, Aug. 3, 5 to 11 p.m.
  2. Friday, Aug. 4, 5 p.m. to midnight
  3. Saturday, Aug. 5, 12 noon to 5 p.m.
  4. Saturday, Aug. 5, 5 p.m. to midnight
  5. Sunday, Aug. 6, 12 noon to 5 p.m.

Remember, children must be at least 3-feet tall to ride any ride. 

You can still buy regular priced tickets at the carnival.

Bought in advance, the cost of wristbands for adults and/or children are: 1 – $28, 2 – $50 (save $6), 3 – $75 (save $9), 4 – $100 (save $12), 5 – $125 (save $15), 6 – $150 (Save $18), 7 – $175 (save $21), 8 – $200 (save $24), 9 – $225 (save $27).