Obituary: Joanne Bulkley, 82, Beloved Mother of Barbra Guiliotis

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Jul 042015

Screen Shot 2015-07-04 at 2.49.13 PMJoanne (Bakes) Bulkley, 82, of Worcester, MASS, formerly of Holden passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2015.

Her husband, John M. Bulkley died in 2001. Born in Larchmont, NY, a daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Neofotistos) Bakes, Joanne graduated from Norwalk Hospital School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse for more than 45 years at numerous medical facilities that included the UMASS Medical Center, Providence House, and the Lutheran Day Health Center.

Joanne was a devoted and faithful member of St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral for 45 years. She will be remembered for the positive energy she shared with her family and friends. She was a selfless, loving, and compassionate mother and grandmother, who was devoted to her family.

She leaves two daughters, Barbra A. Guiliotis and her husband, Gregg of Orange, Ct.; and Ann E. Bulkley-Armour and her husband, Michael of Shrewsbury; a son, David M. Bulkley of Westborough; two brothers, George Bakes of Boca Raton, FL, and Nicholas Bakes and his wife, Patricia of Hamden, Ct.; a sister, Patricia Loskant and her husband, Robert of Monroe, Ct.; two granddaughters, Kathryn E. and Grace A. Armour of Shrewsbury. A sister, Helen Zapherson and her husband Dino of Norwalk, Ct. predeceased her.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, July 6, 2015 from 4-7 PM in Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main Street, Holden. Funeral services for Joanne will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 11:00 AM in St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 102 Russell Street, Worcester with the Rev Fr. Dimitrios Moraitis and the Very Rev. Fr. Dean N. Paleologos officiating. Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please remember Joanne with a contribution to St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 102 Russell Street, Worcester 01609. To share a memory or leave an online condolence, visit: www.milesfuneralhome.com.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Philip G. Haddad, Jr., Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main Street, Holden. Memory Eternal!

Saturday is NuVita’s Veteran Appreciation Day

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Jul 042015

IMG_3265On Saturday, July 4th, NuVita Frozen Yogurt & Café, 35 Old Tavern Road welcomes all veterans, as we will be offering free coffee and 50% off yogurt ALL DAY!

So, please come in on July 4, from 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
It’s a little way of showing our appreciation to those who have served.


Originally Published on: Jun 30, 2015 @ 11:08

What’s So Special About Tonight’s Full Moon?

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Jul 032015

event_127316082Tonight’s magnificent full moon is known as the Buck Moon, marking the time of year when young deer begin to sprout antlers.

As the first of two full moons this month, it also is known as a thunder moon, because July is known for its intense afternoon rain storms.

The second full moon this month, on July 31 will be the blue moon (and thunder moon).

The Blue Moon designation for the second full moon in a calendar month is fairly new. Previously blue moons were the third of four blue moons in a single season.

The last blue moon occurred three years ago, when both two full moons appeared in both September and August 2012.

Obituary: Ralph Gould, 90, Beloved Uncle of Bruce Goldslager

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Jul 032015

shiva-candleRalph Gould, 90, of Woodbridge, died Thursday July 2, 2015, at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford.

He was the loving husband of the late Isabelle Gould.

He was born in Detroit, Michigan on July 2, 1925 and was the son of the late Albert and Bess (Clayman) Goldslager.

Beloved father of Robert ( Lesley) Gould of New York,NY., Betsy (Jim) Roberti of Wellesley, Mass. Cherished Grandfather of Alyssa Roberti. Adoring Uncle of Bruce Goldslager of Orange. Dear Brother of the late Harry and Donald Goldslager.

Funeral Services at B’nai Jacob Memorial Park, 200 Wintergreen Ave. New Haven SUNDAY morning at 10:30 a.m.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 2075 Silas Deane Hwy. Ste. 100, Rocky Hill, CT. 06067 or The Connecticut Hospice 100 Double Beach Rd. Branford, CT.06405.

A private period of mourning will be observed.

Funeral Arrangements in care of Robert E. Shure Funeral Home 543 George St. New Haven, CT.

We Need YOU — Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival

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Jul 022015


A message from volunteer coordinator Denise Mirto:

The Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival — the department’s largest fundraiser of the year — will take place beginning Thursday, July 30 through Sunday, August 2.

Help is again gratefully accepted and very much needed in the main food tent.

If you are interested in giving of your time for a few hours, especially on Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m. for the day shift, or the evening time, beginning at 4 p.m.

Help is also needed on Sunday, beginning at noontime. The carnival does not go into the evening on Sunday.

We will also need some assistance on Thursday and on Friday beginning at 4:30 p.m.

If your company would like to volunteer together, as a group, that would be great and very much appreciated.

Coldwell Banker-Orange volunteers on Thursday night and Weichert Realtors Orange comes in on Friday night.

Please remember that aside from having a good time pitching in with your neighbors and friends to help, the volunteer fire department also helps keep our town taxes lower.

Call or e-mail Denise Mirto to add your name. 203-795-1080  or 203-464-9972 or [email protected]

Originally Published on: Jun 25, 2015 @ 15:54

Eagles Tribute Band Makes CT Debut At Orange Independence Day Festivities/ Fireworks

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Jul 022015

HCal_POSTER_ALLTEXTThe Town of Orange may be small in population, but it now has the reputation for bringing in internationally renowned bands and one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in the New Haven County.

For this year’s Independence Day Concert, “Hotel California – The Original Eagles Tribute” will perform prior to the town’s Annual Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular. The four man band, which is making its CT debut, hail from Toronto, Canada, prides itself on creating the illusion that you are listening to the actual “Eagles.” 

They’ve shared the stage with the Doobie Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Gretchen Wilson and many more International artists. They’ve performed in Dubai, Japan, India, Bermuda & all over the United States and Canada. The event will take place at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, on Sunday, July 5 (rain date Monday July 6).

Come early and get a good seat. Admission is free. There will be a suggested parking donation of $5 that will benefit the Orange Little League.

The festivities will begin promptly at 6:30 pm with welcoming comments from Orange First Selectman Jim Zeoli. The Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular with Patriotic Music will begin promptly at 9:30 p.m.

Producer Rocky Salperto said, “We are looking forward to another premiere event for area residents to enjoy. We are excited about producing this show for the fourth consecutive year. As the crowds keep increasing year to year, we feel we must be doing something right.”

The event is made possible through area sponsors including:

Major Sponsors: The Orange Foundation; Cohen & Wolf, P.C.;  Yale University; Orange Town News and the Town of Orange.

Gold Sponsors: Orange Insurance Center, Bella Napoli Pizza, and Urgent Care Center.

And many Silver, Bronze and Patron Sponsors, without whom this event could never take place.

Food vendors and novelty items will be available for purchase at the fairgrounds beginning at 6:00 pm. WPLR Radio also will be broadcasting live on location with a celebrity guest.

 Originally Published on: May 31, 2015 @ 23:49

Second Publishing on: June 30, 2015 at 10:38 

Business Picking Up At The Orange Farmers’ Market

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Jul 022015

IMG_3380The Orange Farmers’ Market is now in its second week and obviously growing in popularity.

The Pavilion saw a couple more vendors selling their farm fresh products, including the Dream Come True Farm out of Oxford with natural infused oils. It was great having the couple there to point visitors in the direction of the right oil for what ails them.

Some of the vendors with nearby farms sent a partner off to pick up more items as they began to sell out. Six dozen fresh eggs arrived and were quickly sold to satisfied customers.

Julia’s Bakery brought a wide variety of delectable breads and dessert items.

Mary Ellen Holden, from Buttermilk Farm sold many bouquets of fresh cut flowers and potted plants. She also had  jars of honey from a CT beekeeper/family friend in two sizes that proved popular.

Next week, Zuppardi’s Pizza Truck will be on hand during regular Market hours and most likely will be a fixture at the event until the last one on Oct. 29.

It may be hot and humid out now, but, when you browse by and look at the knitted wool items at the Mapleview Farm table, remember that fall, winter and the holidays aren’t that far off and you can get some early Christmas shopping done in the same place where you buy your fresh squash and greens.

Stop by the Pavilion at High Plains every Thursday from 3:30 to 7 p.m. through Oct. 29.


FYI: Holiday Weekend Recycling

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Jul 022015

paper recyclingOn Friday, July 3, the Town Hall will be closed for the holiday, but Recycling Is Still ON SCHEDULE.

Please put your bins out for pick-up as your normally would.

Recycling Bins and Trash Containers will be available at the Independence Day Concert and fireworks.

The Orange Recycling Committee asks that everyone put Trash in the Trash Containers and ONLY Recyclables in the Recycling Containers. Mixing trash and recyclables defeats the purpose.


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.

Obituary: Robert Edward Lukasik, 47, AKA Bobby Walter, Uncle of Victoria and Tiffany Walter

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Jul 012015

Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 7.31.25 PMRobert Edward Lukasik, affectionately known as Bobby Walter, 47, Bridgeport, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 18, 2015.
Bobby was born on December 31, 1967 in Danbury, CT.
At the age of 16 months old Robert was blessed to become the foster son of Ruth and the late Joe Walter.
Bobby was educated in the Bridgeport Public School system from which he received his GED. He was a very smart young man, who at the age of 10 years old had an I.Q. of a sophomore in High School.
Bobby leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted mother, Ruth L. Walter; sister, Shanetta K. Walter both of Bridgeport, CT; 3 nieces, Angelica Walther of Hamden, Victoria Walter and Tiffany Walter both of Orange; 3 cousins, Doreen Peterson, Yvonne Peterson and Kayla Peterson all of West Haven; and a host of relatives and friends.
In addition, a special companion and friend his dog “Shep” who brought joy and meaning to Bobby’s life.
In addition to his father he was predeceased by, brother, Joseph Walter; sister, in-law, Lorna Walter.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Messiah Baptist Church, 210 Congress Street, Bridgeport.
Friends may greet the family from 10:00 AM until time of service.
Interment at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements Entrusted to George J. Peterson Funeral Home, 1041 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport.