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You Can Help Others This Thanksgiving

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Nov 232017
 

On Thanksgiving some people think of the things that they are grateful for. But there are so many who may not be as fortunate or healthy as you are. So today, why not start your day off by helping others by participating in one or both of these charitable events.

Chips/Relay For Life

Start your Thanksgiving Day off with family, friends and the wonderful staff at Chip’s Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road, Orange, as they help to support those in the community who are battling cancer and remembering those we love.

The Annual Thanksgiving Day Breakfast takes place on Thursday, November 23 from 6 to 11 a.m. and 100% of the proceeds goes to the BOW Relay for Life.

Cost is $12 per person, cash only, and it includes 2 pancakes and 2 eggs, bacon or sausage, coffee or tea.

Road Race and Walk/ Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Orange will host its 5th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5k Road Race and 2 Mile Walk on Thanksgiving morning, November 23, 2017.

Whether you are a competitive runner, a casual jogger or just like to go for a nice walk on a beautiful autumn day, this event is sure to be one that you will enjoy participating in. Each of the past four years, the number of participants has grown significantly, making this one of our most important and successful fundraisers.

The race will take place on a scenic USATF certified and sanctioned course and will start at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, and run through Orange with a finish back at the Community Center. 

5K RUN – 8:00 AM
FUN WALK – 8:05 AM

ENTRY Fee – $30.00 on Race Day

Attention Baseball Fans: Orange Legion Tryouts Scheduled

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Nov 222017
 

Orange American Legion Post 127 Baseball

Orange Post 127 Junior Legion (17-under) and Senior Legion (19-under) Tryouts will take place at the Connecticut Sportsplex, 216 Foxon Boulevard, North Branford on Saturday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Players 14 – 19 are invited to try out. Any questions should be directed to Bob Mirto at 203-687-8299 or Nick Mirto at 203-464-9971.

In addition to the regular Legion season, the program includes an out-of-state tournament, a winter hitting league, and instruction.

Run Close To Home, The Turkey Trot Tradition Continues

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Nov 202017
 

In what has truly become an annual tradition in the Town of Orange, The Rotary Club of Orange will host its 5th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5k Road Race and 2 Mile Walk on Thanksgiving morning, November 23, 2017.

Whether you are a competitive runner, a casual jogger or just like to go for a nice walk on a beautiful autumn day, this event is sure to be one that you will enjoy participating in. Each of the past four years, the number of participants has grown significantly, making this one of our most important and successful fundraisers.

The race will take place on a scenic USATF certified and sanctioned course and will start at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, and run through Orange with a finish back at the Community Center. 

Race Details

ENTRY INFORMATION
$25.00 by November 17th – $30.00 After and on Race Day

Early Packet Pickup and Late Registration – Wednesday, November 22 at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Rd., Orange, CT  from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Awards: Trophies to the top male and female finishers overall. Medals to the top three male and female finishers in each division. Divisions 5K Run (12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+).  Finisher Ribbons for Walkers.  Top quality T-Shirts for all PRE-REGISTERED participants.  Refreshments will be served after the race.  There is ample parking.  Timing and Results by FastTrack Timing, LLC. The following are the logistics for signing up and race day information.

5K RUN – 8:00 AM
FUN WALK – 8:05 AM

TO REGISTER – go to www.rotarycluboforange.org  or www.fasttracktiming.com

GPS DIRECTIONS: Enter the following address on your GPS: 525 Orange Center Rd, Orange, CT 06477

Race organizer and tri-athlete Carl Russell (don’t worry, he’s not running in the race) has been the driving force behind this event since its inception five years ago. Thanks to his hard work, leadership, and commitment to the success of the race, it has become a “don’t miss” race for participants from both near and far.

The funds raised from this event will go towards supporting several of the Orange Rotary’s initiatives both locally and abroad. Locally, Rotary provides dictionaries to every third grader in Orange, register area children in the Amber Alert ID Program and make much-needed donations to support the town food pantry, energy assistance programs, and others.

The last five years the Rotary has participated in “Operation Warm” and donated thousands of coats to area schools and shelters to help keep underprivileged kids warm. Additionally, the club awards $6,000 in college scholarships annually to high school seniors from Orange.

Internationally, our fundraising efforts support clean water projects around the globe, donating funds for heart surgeries for hundreds of needy children and the ongoing fight against polio which still represents a threat to populations in many countries.

Please join in to help support this fun and worthy event and get your Thanksgiving Day off to a great start!

Nov 202017
 

The annual Powderpuff Football game vs North Haven takes place tonight (Monday, Nov. 20) at North Haven High School at 6 p.m.

 

 

On Thursday, Nov. 23, Amity will host North Haven for the Thanksgiving Day Game at 10 a.m.

 

Open House: Four Bedroom Home Conveniently Located Near Town Activities

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Nov 192017
 

218 Hawthorne Lane is 3,075 sqft, with four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Conveniently located near I-95 and Merritt/Wilbur Cross Parkways. Set on 0.71 acres on a quiet street. Walk to Peck Place school and Orange Community Center.
Remodeled kitchen, bathroom.
Fresh Paint inside and out, New roof 2017, new siding 2017, new gutters 2017, new hot water tank. new windows 2nd floor. entire house with hardwood floor except for the playroom.
The family room has a wood burning fireplace insert, and the entire home has significant closet and storage space throughout. The kitchen/addition is the perfect place to entertain your guest.
At $499,000, this home will not last long.

Here’s A Great Opportunity For Theater Lovers and Supporters Of The Arts

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Nov 192017
 

The Square Foot Theatre in Wallingford is offering special “preview night” fundraisers for Jamie’s Foundation. 

Your donation is the cost of admission – the amount is up to you!!!    

Come see Annie on Thursday evening, Nov. 30. For reservations: e-mail Kathleen Kilian at kmkcpa@optonline.net then pay at the door: cash or checks only.

Amity High School student and Orange resident Ann Driscoll plays Little Orphan Annie. Orange resident and Amity High School student Ethan Selmon also appears in the show.  This is a great opportunity to see one of America’s favorite holiday musicals and support the work of the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation at the same time.

Square Foot Theatre is located at 950 Yale Ave in Wallingford directly off the Wilbur Cross Parkway Exit 66 … it is an intimate BYO cabaret-style venue so bring your favorite food and drinks to enjoy before and during the show. 

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

Look for these future “Jamie’s Foundation” preview nights during the rest of Square Foot Theatre’s exciting 11th season.

“These preview nights are a wonderful thing for Jamie’s Foundation,” said Judy Primavera, founder of the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation. “Square Foot Theatre is ‘giving back’ to us by opening up a preview night and all ticket “sales” go to the foundation.  Normal ticket price is $28 but guests can see the show for whatever donation they wish to give – it is a real bargain!

E-mail jamieart@snet.net to receive announcements for future preview nights and other special offers.

Register Now For The Orange Lions’ Thanksgiving Dinner

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Nov 192017
 

Each year the Lions Club of Orange hosts a Thanksgiving Dinner for seniors and those in the community who don’t have anyone to share dinner with on Thanksgiving Day.

All are welcome to attend.

This year, the dinner will take place at the High Plains Community Center Gym on Sunday, Nov. 26 at 12:30 p.m. It always includes a wonderful meal and entertainment.

Registration is required to ensure that the Lions can prepare enough turkey, pie and other fixings.

To register call the Orange Community Services office at 203-891-4788.

Pix And Video From The Orange Inauguration

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Nov 182017
 

On Friday, Nov. 17, the town of Orange hosted its Inauguration Ceremony for all newly elected officials.

Although some of them could not attend, a majority of these fine folks were in attendance to be sworn-in. State Rep. Themis Klarides administered the oath of office.

Now going into his seventh term as First Selectman, James Zeoli gave a nice speech, praising his fellow public servants and giving a nod to his former challenger Margaret Novicki for her hard work during the campaign.

Here is a VIDEO of that speech – For some reason, the 18-minute video cut off after 5 minutes… I will work on fixing that.

 

 

Is This Your Year? Check For Your Name On The Big List

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Nov 182017
 

Did YOU make “the List?” I have two friends that are on CT’s unclaimed properties list this year, check for your name at http://ctbiglist.com/ good luck