Mar 022015

DSC08005Hey, Orange residents, here’s some great news, the consumer advocacy site NerdWallet has released the second annual edition of its study, “Best Cities for Young Families in Connecticut,” and Orange ranked #5 statewide.
Last Year Orange Was Ranked #9.
To create this ranking they analyzed U.S. Census data to assess four key factors:
  • Home affordability
  • Growth and prosperity score
  • Education quality
  • Family friendliness
You can see the full methodology and findings HERE. `

Mar 022015

Scholarship-Graphic-for-Inside-Page-276x300Recently, Orange Live told you about scholarship opportunities available from the Orange Scholarship Fund Association.

Orange (High School) Seniors, there are only six weeks left to deadline!

Seniors at any of the local public and private high schools who are residents of Orange and plan to continue their education are eligible to apply, with scholarships being awarded on the basis of need, academic achievement, and community service.

If you live in Orange and plan to apply for a scholarship, time is getting short. Pick up your application to the Orange Scholarship Fund Association at Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road  and get started.

Completed applications are due April 15.  Complete means fully filled out, with all the references and documentation attached. 

Incomplete applications are not considered, so don’t delay any longer. 

Don’t miss out because you just didn’t get around to it.

Mar 012015

400x266_01101713_145132096The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning that is in effect until 7 a.m. Monday, March 2.

Hazards include snow, briefly mixing with or changing to freezing rain.

Snow accumulation of 4 to 7 inches with a glaze of ice is expected.

Visibility will be down to 1/4 to 1/2 mile at times.

Temperatures will be in the upper 20s.

Snow will be moderate to locally heavy at times into the evening.

Hazardous travel expected due to snow covered surfaces.

Keep travel down to a minimum and be mindful that other drivers may not be skilled in driving in the snow.

Be prepared for emergency situations by keeping an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle.

Feb 282015

BEST POLICE Patch EVEROfficers responded to 387 Valleybrook Road regarding a domestic violence complaint on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 1:18 a.m.

Investigation revealed that Timothy Lydon, 41, of 387 Valleybrook Road, Orange, had gotten into an argument with a female relative, and that the argument turned physical.

Lydon allegedly choked the victim and covered her face so she could not breathe.

Officers took Lydon into custody and he was subsequently charged with third-degree strangulation (a felony) and disorderly conduct.

He was held on $5,000 bonds for court later that day.

Feb 282015

Screen Shot 2015-02-28 at 5.54.27 PMMary Radziszewski will show you around this lovely house on a quiet lane at 838 Woodruff Road, Sunday, March 1, 12-2 p.m.

This 1,481 sq ft ranch has 3 bedrooms 1.1 bathrooms, newer septic, rear deck nice .25 acre yard, mature plantings, offered for $295,000 (recently reduced by $4,000).

Some upgrades to main family bathroom and the half bath is outfitted with a stackable washer/dryer.

Includes dishwasher, freezer, microwave, range/oven and refrigerator. Has central air and 1 fireplace.

Full basement is partially finished, attic has storage space.

Cable TV hookup, heating source: Electric, oil, Public Water.

MLS# N353080

Feb 282015

Yale_University_LogoThe Yale Information Technology Systems Department has a Summer Internship Program that runs from July 6-August 21. 

This is a paid internship, and the experience is resume-worthy.

Applications are now available in the High School Career Center. Students will need to complete and hand in applications by Friday, March 20.

An Amity High School committee will select the top four applicants to send through to Yale for the additional selection process.

Students will be notified in May if they are selected to participate, after an interview in April.

The following are the qualifying factors:

1.       Orange residents only

2.       US Citizen

3.       Incoming Junior and Senior (so current 10 and 11 grade students)

4.       Students must demonstrate strong aptitude

5.       Well rounded

6.       An interest in Information Technology


Feb 282015

Screen Shot 2015-02-28 at 5.22.31 PMZoey Girl Pet Services, 185 Boston Post Road, will host its second Doggy Playtime Sunday, March 1.

Small dogs session will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and large dogs (over 50 lbs) will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

This is a great time to bring your canine buddy to get out of the cold and have fun playing and meeting new friends!

Toys and treats will be provided (for the humans also!)

For just $10 this is a GREAT deal!

No reservations required, just show up.

Their next play date will be on Sunday, March 15 at the same times.