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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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open House: Amazing Opportunity, Move In Ready Ranch With Separate In-Law Set Up

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Aug 132017
 

Complete first-floor in-law ranch, independent from pristine, fabulous sprawling 2,506sq ft ranch at 889 Grassy Hill Road with bedrooms, bathrooms, available for $469,000.

Check it out today (Sunday, Aug. 13 from 1-3 p.m.)

One of a kind! Everything separate. Main home is elegant with great room and in-law is perfect. Separate entrances, garage use too! Each side has a full basement, separate utilities, central air, laundry, septic. This is amazing. Ready for move in! Quick close!

There are very few official in-law homes in town. Beautiful drive way is huge for loads of cars.

Situated on 40,075 sq ft of open, level grounds with professional landscaping and walkways.

 

Three Amity Grads Under The Age Of 25 (and one 29-year-old) Have Died In The Past Month

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Aug 122017
 

In the past month, Amity has lost three young men under the age of 25 and one 29-year-old.

Following are their obituaries in order of their passing:

Orange

Daniel W. Donnelly, 24, of Orange, left this world too soon on Monday, July 3, 2017. Born in Bridgeport on Sept. 3, 1992, Danny was the cherished son of Robert and Theresa Durso Donnelly. Growing up in Orange, he played baseball and was an avid Yankees fan.

He graduated from Amity High School, and his dream was to work in the music industry. He will be remembered for his love of guitars and music and for his favorite band, Phish, which he enjoyed following on tour with the love of his life, Emilee Sousa, the late Joey Ciancola and their many friends.

Danny is now reunited with his beloved brother, Robbie, and other family members Tim and Kim Donnelly, John Donnelly and Gerri Marie Durso. Besides his parents, he leaves behind many aunts, uncles, and cousins to cherish his memory, including Patricia Davitt, Kathleen Tillman, Chris, Mary, Paul and Mike Donnelly, Anne Gumersell, Janet Waldman, Mary Ellen and Jack Durso.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green. Remembrances and prayers for Danny will take place at the funeral home on Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial will follow in Orange Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations, for the family, will be gratefully accepted at the funeral home.

Woodbridge

Edward William de Langley Torrence, Eddie and Eggy to his friends and family, age 24, unexpectedly left this realm on Sunday, August 6, 2017.

He grew up in Woodbridge on his family farm.  He was passionate about music, computers, engineering, and driving.  He composed electronic music, produced videos and loved to play the piano.  He and his brother Leland had many adventures together traveling the world and especially loved to ski.

He was most happy when helping his Mother with the family pets, and taking “walk abouts,” driving with his Father.  He was a pure spirit who mentored and cared for all those he encountered.  He found great strength in his relationships with friends and family, and now enjoys the peace he hoped all others would find.

He is survived by his parents Laura M. and Leland R. S. Torrence, his brother Leland Jr. and his grandmother Lorraine Mirando of Woodbridge, CT and his grandmother Nikki Torrence Lindberg of Essex, CT.

Friends may call at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue on Thursday, August 10 between 3 to 5 p.m.

In honor of his love of animals, donations may be made to One Big Dog, 135 Bradley Road, Woodbridge, CT  06525.

Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family

 

Bethany

Akash Prashant Mehta, 21, of Bethany passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017.

He was born in New Haven on September 14, 1995, and was the beloved son of Prashant and Varsha Jariwala Mehta. Brother of Akshay and Shraiya Mehta. Grandson of Manjoo and Hasmukh Jariwala, Dayalal Mehta, and the late Saroj Mehta.

He also is survived by his large loving family.

Akash played lacrosse at Amity High School and is terribly missed and fondly remembered by his former team mates and coach.

Family and friends may come to pay their respects at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue on Sunday, August 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Sharing of memories will take place at 11:30 a.m.

 

And another Amity Grad who was living in Seymour

Nicholas R. “Nick” Yorkshaitis, 29, of Seymour entered peaceful rest on July 9, 2017.
Mr. Yorkshaitis was born October 5, 1987, in Waterbury, beloved son of Thomas, Sr. and Susan (Samuelson) Yorkshaitis of Bethany.
Nicholas was employed as a Machine Programmer at J.V. Precision Tool. Nick was a communicant of St. Lawrence Church, Huntington, where he also did volunteer work.
He enjoyed riding dirt bikes, and building and fixing trucks, and working out in the gym. Nicholas will be fondly remembered as being a happy person.
In addition to his parents, Nick leaves a brother, Thomas Yorkshaitis, Jr. in New Hampshire, and a sister, Samantha Yorkshaitis and her fiance Norman Best of Naugatuck, and several aunts, uncles, and nieces and nephews.
Calling Hours will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 West Church Street, Seymour.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Rutland County Humane Society, 765 Stevens Street, Pittsford, VT 05763.

 

Assumptions:

So many people assume that they know what happened to each of these young men, and from what I’ve heard, most are wrong.

Inserting the cause of death, unless it was from a car accident or a long bout with cancer is unnecessary and just adds to the pain that the families already have to bear.

Unless you are personal friends of the family (families) and have first-hand knowledge – and their blessing to share, please keep your conclusions and assumptions to yourselves.

Remember what Felix Unger said about assumptions “When You Assume, you make an A** out of U and Me.”

 

Giant Doll Sale Saturday, Aug. 12 At The Academy

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Aug 122017
 

The Orange Historical Society will host its first Giant Doll Sale at the Academy, 605 Orange Center Road, on Saturday, August 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Rain Date: Saturday, August 19).
This is a special sale with lots of dolls. This is your chance to make a little girl happy with a doll just like the one you had, or treat yourself with a doll from your past.
The society has many vintage and collectible dolls, doll furniture and doll clothes for sale.
The collection includes many girl dolls and a couple of boys, too.
All dolls have been cleaned and are in good condition. Who knows, you may even be able to find that doll of your dreams that you didn’t get for your sixth birthday.
Come to the Academy and check them out.

Orange Residents Love Their Free Concerts

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Aug 102017
 

A rather large crowd gathered at the Orange Fairgrounds on Thursday evening to enjoy a free concert by the band Fools on the Hill (Beatles cover band).

The band performed under the Gazebo beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the music as they sang along with their favorite Fab Four songs.

The Orange Community Services offers one final concert on Sept. 7.

 

Did YOU Win A Raffle Prize At The OVFD Carnival?

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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

 

Open House: 4 Bedroom, Move In Ready, Quiet Neighborhood

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Aug 062017
 

Open house today at 172 Martin Lane from 1-3 p.m. come see this 2,238 square foot single family home with 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths, 2 half baths on a 0.8100-acre lot.

Move-in ready ranch style home in an ideal central Orange location! Situated on a corner lot in a quiet neighborhood just a short walk to the Orange Community Center where you can enjoy watching the 4th of July and Orange Firemen’s Carnival fireworks from your front yard!

The home’s main entry hall leads to a spacious formal living room and dining room combination with beautiful hardwood flooring.

Beyond the large brown brick fireplace, the hardwood flooring continues into another area currently used as a family room. Adjacent is a large guest bedroom suite with half bath. On the opposite side of the home are three bedrooms with two full bathrooms which includes a completely remodeled master bathroom finished with white subway tile and glass mosaic accent tiles.

In the center of the home is an eat-in kitchen featuring white raised panel cabinetry with Corian countertop. The kitchen leads to a 240 sq. ft. all-season porch with awning style windows shaded by aluminum louvered exterior awnings.

The large back yard offers a great setting for outdoor entertaining on a quality built, low maintenance 368 sq. ft. Trex deck with composite railings.

The 16×32 in-ground pool had a new liner and concrete deck installed in 2013.

And just in case there is an unexpected power outage, you can count on the direct wired backup power generator fueled by propane to keep you up and running!

Listed for $409,900.

Saturday’s Carnival highlights

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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)

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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 »