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Farmer’s Market At The High Plains Pavilion Thursday 3:30 to 7 p.m.

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Jul 022015
 

unnamed-9The Town of Orange will be hosting the Annual Orange Community Farmers’ Market at the High Plains Community Center Pavilion, 525 Orange Center Road, every Thursday from June 25 to October 29, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Market is open to the public.

Spread the word to all your friends, family, and co-workers.

Visit the many stands displaying certified Connecticut grown products!

Indulge in an array of all-natural products including but not limited to milk, eggs, flowers, plants, in-season vegetables, dairy, meats, and crafts all grown and made by local farms such as Buttermilk Lane Farm,Cedar Hill Farm, Grassy Hill Farm, Maple View Farm and Shamrock Farm.

Call the Orange Economic Development Corporation office at 203-891-1045 for more information or visit the farmers’ market website at https://www.facebook.com/OrangeCTFarmersMarket.

Resident Captures Coyote On Film

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Jul 012015
 

The South Greenbrier Coyote

The South Greenbrier Coyote

An Orange resident saw a coyote relaxing in a neighbor’s backyard on South Greenbrier this morning and thought quickly and took a photograph and short video to share with Orange Live.

I was able to crop the picture to post here, but I could not link the video to Facebook or the site.

The coyote looks healthy and well-fed.

Thank you Chris for sharing!

Two Arrests Result From Road Rage Incident on Friday

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Jun 292015
 

Screen Shot 2015-06-25 at 10.59.24 PMTwo people have been arrested in connection with a road rage incident in Orange on Friday, June 26.

State police responded to I-95 Northbound near Exit 41 (Marsh Hill Road) around 9 p.m. on Friday on a report that a car driver was slashed with something, and a tractor trailer driver had been shot.

According to police, something occurred between the two drivers near exit 40 in Milford. Juan Calderon, 33, of Orange pulled his car off the highway at exit 41, while he waited at the light, the truck driver, identified as Jesus Izaguirre, 39, of Hidalgo, TX pulled over on I-95, got out of the truck and ran up the embankment to the car, hit the vehicle with an object and then cut Calderon’s face.

As Izaguirre, retreated to his truck, Calderone chased him, and fired a registered 9mm semi-automatic pistol, shooting the truck driver several times, according to police.

Izaguirre got into his truck and fled Northbound on I-95, stopping near exit 44 where state police caught up with him.

Police said both men were transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Major Crime Detectives took over the investigation.

Izaguirre was released from the hospital on Sunday and troopers charged him with first-degree criminal attempt of assault, second-degree assault, and first degree reckless endangerment.

Izaguirre is being held on $500,000 bond and expected in Milford Superior Court Monday.

Calderon turned himself in to police on Sunday. He is charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, first-degree reckless endangerment, first-degree assault, and unlawful discharge of a firearm.

He is being held on a $250,000 bond and is expected in Milford Superior Court on Monday.

If you witnessed the incident or have information about this incident, call State Police Detective Allegro at 203-696-2565.

Organizers See Smaller Crowd, Still Pleased With Doc’s Race Participation

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Jun 282015
 

IMG_2398A Stamford teen wasted no time in crossing the finish line at Sunday’s Doc’s Race in Orange. For Gilmar Barrios, 17, there was no pressure as he rounded the corner into the Orange Fairgrounds for the final quarter mile of the 5K and won the race at 16:50.30.

Barrios was second last year behind Kyle Beaudette. 

Elizabeth Fengler, 19, of Wallingford repeated last year’s win as the first female finisher at 19:36.50 (11 seconds shy of her 2014 time)

The first Orange resident to finish was Anthony Tom, 14, with a time of 19:31.77.

Branford’s Don Osborne, 93, no stranger to Orange Road Races, finished at 63:45.96

One memorable runner was Orange Parks Dept Worker Chris Small, who ran with his 3 kids in a a stroller. They finished at 27:34.22

Race Director Joe Riccio said Orange has so many 5K races that it’s hard to get people to come out especially when they use the same route.

“I paid to have this route certified and everyone uses it,” Riccio said. “The Board of Selectmen approve any race that’s requested.”

He said runners don’t like participating in 5Ks that are close together on the same route, so if local races are going to be successful, they have to be well managed by experienced people, use different routes and spaced out so they can attract more runners.

Race Coordinator Jane Opper said she was happy with the turn-out, (about 200 participants), but a larger crowd would have been better for the cause. Doc’s inaugural race in 2013 had 353 runners; in 2014 there were 273.

Full Results can be found on the Fast Track Timing website.

Legion Baseball: Orange Post 127 Wins Two In Milford

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Jun 272015
 

Eli's dive catchThe American Legion Post 127 Baseball team won two games against Milford Post 196 at Foran High School Saturday morning (and afternoon).

Game 1 – 12 p.m.

The first game was a blowout with Orange taking Milford down 7-0.

Center fielder Eli Oliphant (#7) made an impressive dive/catch in the first game. And Chris Winkel (#23) working the outfield instead of first base, leapt up in the air and caught a fly ball.

In spite of one umpire’s continuous bad calls, Orange still prevailed.

Mike Stewart (#10) Did a great job on the mound.

Game 2 – 2 p.m.

In the second game Lou DeGennero (#3) pitched, and made a couple of nice moves.

Orange defeated Milford 5-2, improving the season record to 9-2.

Schedule:

Sunday, June 28, 10 a.m. vs Milford at Brinley Field

1 p.m. vs Hamden at Brinley Field

Cancelled: Due to the weather, Sunday evening at 7 p.m. 

Monday, June 29, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at Brinley Field

Sunday, July 5,       5 p.m. vs East Haven at Brinley Field

7 p.m. vs East Haven at Brinley Field

Atkins Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of Its Chocolate Candies

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Jun 272015
 

ChcCandies5ct_1412_F-1Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of Atkins Chocolate Candies, 5 ct. sachets with UPC code 637480075558 – because it may contain sachets of Atkins Chocolate Peanut Candies. Although the inner sachets are properly marked as Chocolate Peanut Candies, there is a chance of consumer confusion. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanut products may run the risk of serious allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The affected product is marked with one of the following lot numbers A5118139439C (with a “best before” date of April 28, 2016), A5119139439A, A5119139439B, A5119139439C (with a “best before” date of April 29, 2016) and A5120139439A (with a “best before” date of April 30, 2016). A small quantity of Atkins Chocolate Peanut Candy individual sachets has been inadvertently placed into outer cartons of Atkins Chocolate Candies – 5 ct. sachets.

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Three consumers who purchased the mislabeled product alerted Atkins to the issue. To date, no illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported. Atkins has conducted 100 percent inspection of the remaining product on hand, and has found no instances of the mislabeling above. However, in an abundance of caution, Atkins is issuing a voluntary recall of the affected production lot to ensure the safety of consumers with peanut allergies and we apologize to consumers for this inconvenience.

Consumers who have purchased Atkins Chocolate Candies UPC code 637480075558 should look for the manufacturing lot code A5118139439C, A5119139439A, A5119139439B, A5119139439C and A5120139439A on the bottom of the carton. No other Atkins products are affected by this recall. The affected product was distributed to a limited number of retailers across the United States.

 

The quality and safety of our products are the top priority for our company. Atkins has notified its distributors and retailers and is taking this voluntary action as a precautionary measure. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.

Consumers who purchased affected product can request a full refund by contacting Atkins Consumer Services directly at 1-800-628-5467 Monday through Friday from 7 am to 6 pm MST to receive a pre-paid envelope for product return.

 

Play Ball! — Legion Baseball Is Back With Many Familiar Faces

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Jun 262015
 

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file photo from 2014 season

Spring and School are over and for local baseball fans, the American Legion Baseball season has begun.

(We’ve already missed a few games due to some miscommunication, but now we’re on track)

Manager Bob Mirto is back, and the Orange Post 127 team contains many familiar faces from the SCC and CIAC State Championship team from Amity High School, including Matt and Brian Ronai, Mike Appel, Devin Belenski, Eli Oliphant, Doug Rives and Chris and Pat Winkel.

The regular season began on June 16 with a 4-0 win against New Haven; June 18 another win against New Haven, this time 16-3; on June 20 there was a double header against Ansonia in Ansonia with one win 7-1 and one loss 9-8; June 22 they enjoyed a 2-1 victory against West Haven; Orange defeated Branford 4-3 on June 24; then Branford got its revenge, with a 3-2 victory over Orange on June 25; Today (Friday, June 26) Orange took on Hamden in West Haven and won 7-5 — improving their record to 7-2

The season continues tomorrow, Saturday, June 27 with a double header: Milford Post 196 at Foran High School, game one at 10 a.m. followed by the second at noon.

On Sunday, June 28, there’s another double header: Milford at Brinley (Old Tavern Park) in Orange at 10 a.m. and then at 1 p.m., game two against Hamden (at Brinley).

2015 American Legion Post 127 Orange team Roster:

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Great Camping Programs For Kids and Teens: Orange Park & Rec Has Them

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Jun 232015
 

Summer-Camp-2013-300x210If you’re looking for a great camping experience for your child or teenager this summer the Orange Park & Rec Department may have exactly what you seek.

Last week camp counselors, many of whom had gone through the camp themselves, were at the High Plains Community Center for training and CPR certification. Their enthusiasm was infectious.

The programs group campers by age in a well supervised environment and the children participate in a variety of activities that challenge the mind and body.

Day Camp

The Day Camp (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) is open to boys and girls who are entering kindergarten and are 5 years old through completed fifth grade.

The camp fee includes swimming lessons for 5 and 6 year old participants. An open swim period is offered to all campers in the afternoon.

There are many special activities planned for the campers, including pizza parties, cookouts, field trips, entertainers and other surprises.

There are four sessions for Day Camp: Session 1 (already begun) June 22-July 2; Session 2 — July 6 – July 17; Session 3 — July 20 – July 31; Session 4 — Aug. 3 – Aug. 14.

Travelin’ Teens

The ever popular Travelin’ Teens program is a one-week session, open to teens, and none of the 8 weeks’ activities are exactly alike.

The kids will travel to fun destinations, such as Six Flags, Lake Compounce, Laser Quest, Ocean Beach, Medieval Times, Mets Game, Flight Trampoline Park, Paintball, Misquamicut and more.

The sessions are as follows: Session 1 (already begun) June 22-June 26; Session 2 — June 29 – July 2 (no camp on Friday); Session 3 — July 6 – July 10; Session 4 — July 13 – July 17; Session 5 — July 20 – July 24; Session 6 — July 27 – July 31; Session 7 — Aug. 3 – Aug 7; Session 8 — Aug. 10 – Aug. 14.

Click HERE for information.

You still have time to register your child for any of the remaining sessions for Day Camp or Travelin’ Teens. Visit the Park & Rec Office at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, for an application.

 

Bottled Water Recall: Check Your Packaging

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Jun 222015
 

More than 14 brands of bottled water distributed to 11 states, including Connecticut have been recalled due to a potential E. coli contamination. Among these local food store brands: Shoprite, Stop & Shop, Big Y, 7-11, Shaws and under names like Acadia and Niagra.

Niagara Bottling has issued a voluntary recall for water bottled in two of its Pennsylvania facilities after a spring found traces of E.coli in its water.

Acadia pink bottles (1024x683)Over eight days, this bottled water was shipped to over 11 states, a company spokesman said. This recall only relates to spring water produced in our Pennsylvania manufacturing facilities from June 10-18th, 2015.  It does not relate to any purified water or any spring water produced outside of Pennsylvania or outside the June 10-18th, 2015 timeframe.

Niagara’s water goes through a two-step process that includes microfiltration and ozonation that ensures that water is completely disinfected before it goes into the bottle.

According to their press release, the presence of E. coli indicates the water may have contaminated by human or animal waste. Symptoms can include diarrhea, cramps, nausea and headaches. People with compromised immune systems, infants and the elderly are at an increased risk of experiencing symptoms if contaminated water is consumed.

Niagara water bottles are identified by a code, which indicates the place, date and time the product was produced.

Niagara water is safe to drink and consumers who are concerned, should check their codes on their bottled water and if they don’t find the code on the company website then it’s absolutely safe to drink.

Obituary: Molly Swirsky, 93, Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother

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Jun 222015
 

yarzheitMolly (Levine) Swirsky, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 21st, 2015, at home, with great family support and with her husband by her side.

She was the daughter of Minnie and Jacob Levine, and lived her entire life in the greater Bridgeport/New Haven area.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 68 years, Robert Swirsky, her children, Debby and Tom Swirsky-Sacchetti, and Mindy Swirsky Hart, and her grandchildren Benjamin Sacchetti, Jenna Swirsky-Sacchetti, and Michael Hart, and many loving nieces and nephews.

Molly was a devoted wife, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, and great aunt. She worked alongside her husband for many years in their business, Bob’s Prep Shop, as office manager for the David Masnik Wholesale Liquor Company before her marriage, and as a bookkeeper later in life for Jiffy Printing Company and M.A. Selmon and Company.

Molly was an active, lifelong member of Women’s American ORT, and a member of Congregation Temple Beth Sholom in Stratford, CT until it closed several years ago.

Friends are invited to attend her funeral on Monday, June 22 at 2:00 PM at the Abraham L. Green and Son Funeral Home, 88 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT, with interment following at the Hebrew Sick Benefit Cemetery, 1400 Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield.

Memorial contributions can be made to Fairbridge Merritt Chapter of Women’s American ORT.