Mar 262015

10590567_867086490023952_7126293139034088673_nIt’s Prom time, you’ve found the perfect dress, now complete your look with gorgeous accessories.

Material Girls, 463 Boston Post Road, Orange, is hosting a special Prom shopping event on Sunday, March 29 from 12 – 6 p.m.
Shop with friends, or family and save when you shop this fabulous event.
Discounts, raffles, refreshments too. Please share this event with your friends, & R.S.V.P.
Special offers on most purchases for your Prom, or other purchases during the event.

Mar 262015

Scholarship-Graphic-for-Inside-Page-276x300Orange high school seniors who intend to apply for aid from the Orange Scholarship Fund need to move fast.  The deadline for completed applications is April 15.
If you haven’t already picked up an application form at the Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, do it today.
You must be a resident of Orange but can be attending any of the local public or private high schools.
Awards are based on need, academic achievement, and community service.
Remember, the application must be complete to be considered, so act now if you are looking for scholarship aid to continue your education.

Mar 262015


The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, offers the following programs next week, March 30-April 1.

Whiplash-5547.cr2Oscar Film: Whiplash
Monday, March 30 at 7 PM
Wednesday, April 1 at 1 PM (with subtitles)

A promising young drummer enrolls at a cutthroat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student’s potential.
107 minutes. R.

Won Three Oscars including Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role J.K. Simmons (the Farmers Insurance guy), Sound Mixing and Film Editing.


Music for Little SuperstarsScreen Shot 2015-03-26 at 1.30.32 PMTuesday, March 31 at 10:30 AM
For children ages Birth to 4. Join Al deCant for this music and movement program designed to nurture your child’s music aptitude, rhythm, motor coordination, imagination, and more! Space is limited.

Mar 262015

Screen Shot 2015-03-26 at 12.43.38 PMThe University of New Haven was recently awarded a $1,500 grant from Connecticut Humanities to support a university-community forum on The Creative Genius of Thomas Edison.

The forum is scheduled on Friday, April 17 from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the UNH Orange Campus at 584 Derby Milford Road, and will feature presentations by David Edison Sloane, UNH professor of English, who is the great-grandson of Thomas Edison. Sloane will speak on “Edison and His Inventions.”

James DeCesare, visual artist and a department head at the Masters School in Simsbury, will speak on “Creativity in the Digital Age.”

The event, free and open to the public, will include exhibits of Edison’s inventions and a display of websites, which students developed in Sloane’s course on Edison and Invention.

“The community forum capitalizes on the talents of faculty and students to build university‐community partnerships that enrich the cultural life in the entire community,” said Lourdes Alvarez, dean of the UNH College of Arts and Sciences.  “Edison was a remarkable man who provides us with lessons in ingenuity and creativity.”

Attendees at the forum will have the opportunity to interact with the presenters and learn how students and other individuals can harness the power of technology to preserve the humanities and digitally record their unique stories.

The idea for the event originated with the UNH College of Arts and Sciences Professional Development Committee. The Connecticut Humanities, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, supports cultural and historic organizations that tell the state’s stories, build community and enrich lives.

For more information about event, email [email protected].

Mar 262015

Funeral_highway_truck (1)When a police officer or firefighter loses his or her life, the public is accustomed to seeing large funeral processions with participants from across the state, region, and often the country.

But on Wednesday, the streets of Tolland were filled with a long procession of more than 200 huge Highway Department trucks from near and far whose drivers and passengers know all too well the dangers of the everyday jobs they all do.

The men were there to honor David Lee Ridzon, 50, of Willington, the father of two who died Thursday, March 19, after he was struck by a public works truck from his own Tolland Public Works department while patching potholes.

The Orange Highway Department met with crews from Bethany, West Haven and Woodbridge in Orange at 6:30 a.m. and went as a group to the funeral at the First Congregational Church in Tolland.

Orange Crew Chief Don Foyer said, “D.O.T. work is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. This is a reminder to slow down for work zones.”

Mar 252015

easter egg huntThe Orange Lions Club’s 53rd annual Easter Egg Hunt has been postponed from this Saturday, March 28, to Saturday, April 4 from 12-2:30 p.m. at the Orange Fairgrounds. The change is due to the poor conditions of the field which will most likely be muddy after this week’s rain.

The popular event includes free face painting, coffee and popcorn.

The Easter Bunny will arrive at 12:30 p.m.  Additional activities include face painting and coffee beginning at noon. The Easter Egg Hunt is divided into four groups, to ensure that every child has an equal chance to collect the thousands of chocolate eggs that will be hidden.

The four groups are: Pre-School through Kindergarten; 1st & 2nd grade; 3rd & 4th grade; and 5th & 6th grade.  More than 10,000 chocolate eggs will be distributed during the hunt.  In addition, many prizes will be awarded to children in the above four categories for finding specially marked eggs.

An adult must accompany all participating children.  Each child should bring a bag or basket to collect eggs.  Parents may wish to bring a camera for a picture of their child with the Easter Bunny.  Please note that parking for this event should be on paved parking areas only.

Lion Nick Bencivengo is the Chairman of this year’s event.  Anyone who wishes to contribute prizes or make a donation toward the purchase of prizes for this traditional community event is asked to contact Nick at 203-901-9062.  All contributors and donors will be acknowledged for their generosity at the Easter Egg Hunt.

The Easter Egg Hunt is but one of many community events and activities sponsored by the Orange Lions Club each year.  Among other activities are: the annual community Thanksgiving Dinner, the Orange Scholarship Fund, (which awards two $1,000 scholarships to local youths each year), the annual Senior’s Pizza Party plus the Orange Lions provides Community Grants to worthy organizations and government agencies to purchase needed items.  The Orange Lions Club makes generous gifts to Case Memorial Library for the purchase of large print books and audio tapes and DVD’s for the sight impaired.

The Orange Lions Club also sponsors the Foundation High School Leo Club (Lions youth group) for special needs youth.  The Lions also provide needed funds for the support of eye research, training of Fidelco guide dog for the blind, Lions low vision centers which provide vision aids to the sight impaired at cost, Connecticut Radio Information Systems, and Camp Hemlocks for disabled children.  The Lions motto is “We Serve.”


Originally Published on: Mar 9, 2015 @ 19:39

Second Publishing on: Mar 14, 2015 @ 21:00 

Third Publishing on: Mar 21, 2015 @ 23:00

Mar 252015

email-iconTo Orange Live Mail Subscribers: 

At the end of every month I field questions from e-mail blast subscribers as to “Why haven’t I gotten my morning e-mail?”

In Short, because I don’t want to charge Orange Live readers for the service.

This is the explanation the “blast company” — MailChimp provided: “MailChimp’s Forever Free plan allows you to send 12,000 total emails a month to up to 2,000 subscribers. When taking a look into the account, it looks like the subscriber count is below the 2,000 subscriber limit. However, this month, the account has sent close to 12,000 emails. So, in order to continue sending this month, the account will need to be upgraded to one of our paid plans.”

I personally don’t have money to put into yet another bill and I think it’s terrible to ask readers to pay for the service ($5 – $10 year).

So all I ask is that everyone make it a habit to bookmark Orangectlive.com on their computer and check it each day as part of their daily routine.

The e-mail service will automatically begin again at the start of a new month — March — and run steadily through the 23rd before it cuts off again.

I know some see this as an inconvenience, but, it’s my way of saving you money. Please be patient and come back daily to see what’s new on Orange Live.

Thank You!

Terri Miles, Editor

Mar 242015

Screen Shot 2015-03-24 at 10.52.10 PMAlthough a formal notice has not been released yet, Orange Live has received word from several sources that Amity Principal Charles Britton will be leaving Amity for another job at the end of June.

We reached out to Britton for comment on Tuesday afternoon, but have yet to receive a response.

Word is that he will be going to Sacred Heart.

We will have more on this story as soon as we receive an official notice.

Mar 242015

sold_sign_400Town Clerk Patrick O’Sullivan released this list of the latest property transfers filed at Town Hall between March 6 and March 24.

806 Robert Treat Drive, $164,000, Pasquale J. Consiglio Est to Wendy Severs, filed on March 6.

806 Robert Treat Drive, $164,000, Barbara R. Consiglio Family Trust to Wendy Severs, filed on March 6.

592 Wingfoot Road, $192,000, Richard F. Durso to Gina M. Durso, filed on March 12.

225 Deerfield Lane, $484,892, Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to Donald H. Middleton, filed on March 16.

420 Lambert Road, $160,000, Bank of America NA to Min Wu, filed on March 16.

762 Lambert Road, $365,000, Patricia B. Durante to Dana S. Harvey, filed on March 18.