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Visit The Library, There’s So Much To Experience

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Jun 272017
 

Case Memorial Library

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, offers not only a great number of books and a comfortable atmosphere but events for children and adults every week.

Summer Library Hours are Monday 12 – 8 p.m.; Tuesday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursday 12 – 8 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This week, for example, the library is hosting these activities:

Block Printed Book Tote Craft
Tuesday, June 27, 2-3 p.m.
For students grades 6-12. Create a custom block print and personalize your own book tote. Registration is required. Space is limited.
Beardsley Zoo: “Life in the Wild”
Thursday, June 29, 2:15-3:15 p.m.
For children grades K-6. Learn about the amazing adaptations animals have for thriving in their habitats as we visit with creatures from the Beardsley Zoo! Registration is required.

Please pre-register in person or by calling 203-891-2170.

You Win Some, You Lose Some: Orange Post 127 Now 8-2 For The Season

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Jun 262017
 

The Orange American Legion Post 127 baseball team traveled to Hamden for a double header on Sunday, June 25.

Our hometown boys were shut out in the first game but won the second one.

Orange Post 127 Loses Lead Early In Defeat

Orange Post 127 watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 10-0 loss to Hamden on Sunday at 9 a.m. Hamden took the lead in the first inning.

Hamden scored eight runs in the fourth inning. Hamden’s big inning was driven by two walks, an error, a single, and a double.

Hamden’s pitcher pitched five innings, giving up zero runs, zero hits, and striking out three. Teddy Hague took the loss for Orange. He went three and two-thirds innings, giving up nine runs, two hits, and striking out six.

Hamden was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error.

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Orange Wins Back-And-Forth Affair Against Hamden

In the second game at 11 a.m., Orange defeated Hamden 4-3 in a back-and-forth affair on Sunday. The game was tied at three with Post 127 batting in the bottom of the fourth when there was an error, scoring one run.

Post 127 earned the victory despite allowing Hamden to score three runs in the fourth inning.

Orange took an early lead in the first inning. Al Smith singled on the first pitch at-bat in the first inning, scoring two runs.

Post 127 took the lead for good with two runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Andy Hague singled, driving in one run.

Mike Ficaro earned the win for Orange. He threw six innings, surrendering three runs, eight hits, striking out five, and walking one. Jared Smith recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Post 127.

Hamden’s pitcher took the loss for Hamden. He went six innings, surrendering four runs, eight hits, and striking out five.

Smith led Orange with two runs batted in. He went 1-for-3 on the day.

Hamden had eight hits in the game, three players, in particular, each collected hits for Hamden.

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NOTE: Orange is now 8-2 for the season.

Open House Today Four Bedroom Home On River

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Jun 252017
 

No expense was spared on this 4 bedroom, 2 bath remodeled home. Stop by and see it today at343 W River Road between 2 – 4 p.m.

The new windows and French doors provide tons of natural light throughout the home. The interior features of the home are stunning, including all wood floors and a gorgeous finished basement!

The focal point of the living room is the brick-faced fireplace with built-in shelving and cabinets. The gorgeous kitchen, perfect for any budding chef, features an abundance of new white shaker cabinets, beautiful granite counter tops, tile backsplash, copper sink, and new stainless steel appliances.

The large master bedroom has a walk-in closet and full bath. Both bathrooms have been beautifully appointed with new vanities, fixtures, and toilets. There is a large laundry room off the back of the house with tons of cabinet space and storage that leads out to the flat, spacious yard that backs up to the stocked Wepawaug River.

A short distance to Boston Post Road’s shopping, easy access to the 15 and 95 freeways, and nightly entertainment, makes for the perfect location in the highly sought after Orange School District. Bring your pickiest buyers, this home will sell fast!

Another Fabulous Band Booked For The 2017 Independence Day Concert/Fireworks

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Jun 242017
 

The Town of Orange may be small in population, but it gained the reputation for bringing in internationally renowned bands and one of the best fireworks displays in the New Haven County.

For this year’s Independence Day Concert, the Orange Town News, which is once again producing the event, is presenting “Strange Magic – The ELO Experience” to perform prior to the town’s Annual Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular.  Strange Magic is a tribute to the Electric Light Orchestra which features cellos and intricate vocal arrangements. The group performs note-perfect renditions of all the ELO classics. Concert goers can expect to hear all their favorites such as “Living Thing,” “Evil Woman,” “Don’t Bring Me Down,” “Ma Ma Belle,” “Strange Magic,” “Telephone Line,”“Can’t Get it Out of My Head,” “Sweet Talkin’ Woman,” “Turn to Stone,” and “Shine a Little Love.” The nine members of “Strange Magic,”who are making their CT debut, hail from Toronto, Canada. The band will feature internationally renowned lead vocalist Phil Naro.

In addition, “Strange Magic” has been chosen to appear on national television on “THE WORLD’S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS” show on AXS TV! They will be appearing live in concert from the legendary “Whisky a Go Go” in Hollywood California (two days before ELO is inducted into the Rock N ‘Roll Hall of Fame). Orange residents with DISH Network, Direct TV or FIOS can get a preview of the band on AXS TV on Wednesday, April 5 at 10 p.m.

The Independence Day Concert will take place on Sunday, July 2 (rain date Monday, July 3rd) at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange.

The festivities will begin promptly at 6:30 pm with welcoming comments from Orange First Selectman Jim Zeoli.  The concert will be followed promptly at 9:30 pm by the Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular with Patriotic Music.

Orange Town News publisher and event 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 sixth consecutive year.  We hope everyone continues to enjoy this great community event. Many thanks go out to our sponsors, our first selectman and town officials for their continued support.”

The event is made possible through area sponsors including major sponsors:  Cohen & Wolf, P.C.; Yale University, Regent Wealth Management Group, The Orange Foundation’s Olga Fund, the Orange Town News & the Town of Orange.

Additional Gold, Silver & Bronze Sponsorship opportunities are available in the Orange Town News and at Orange Town Hall. For more information call 203-298-4399, online at www.orangetownnews.com or email rocky@orangetownnews.com.

Food vendors and novelty items will be available for purchase at the fairgrounds beginning at 6:00 p.m.  WPLR Radio will also be on location with a celebrity guest.  Come early and get a good seat.  Admission is free.

— Press Release

Here’s A Thing Or Two You May Not Know

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Jun 242017
 

Ever since the town of Orange began actively recycling, pizza boxes have been a HUGE no no.

So, is it okay to put a pizza box in your recycling bin?

Well, if you are still stuffing them into your trash, STOP!

According to revised Connecticut recycling rules it IS now okay to recycle pizza boxes as long as they don’t have any cheese or grease on them. Are you surprised? You’re not alone.

The Orange Recycling Committee shared this information during the Orange Business and Community Expo earlier this month.

Since we published this story Mitch Goldblatt informed the state that the wrong information was posted on their site. The Pizza Box rule is that grease is ok, but cheese and crust in the box are not acceptable. 

Here’s a quick question. Can you place shredded paper in your recycling bin? It’s paper, and paper is recyclable, right?

Well, no, you can’t. The same goes for paper cups.

Do you want to know more? Visit the Connecticut recycling website for all the answers you seek.

Educate yourself and your children on how recycling works and you can help save the world a little bit at a time every day. And residents, recycling helps keep your property taxes down.

Property Transfers: The Latest Property Sales In Orange

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Jun 242017
 

Town Clerk Patrick O’Sullivan released this list of property transfers filed with his office between May 1 and June 22, 2017.

367 Hitching Post Road, $375,000, Stephen A. Atlas to Lucy Palmieri, filed on May 1.

235 Deerfield Lane, $518,702, Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to Donald A. DiLauro, filed on May 2.

220 Wilson Road, $321,500, Eve Williams EST to Brittany Smith, filed on May 3.

231 Deerfield Lane, $559,662,  Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to Irwin J. Fleischer, filed on May 5.

(Location?), $1,400,000, 203 Cherry St LLC to Orangecut LLC, filed on May 5.

467 Summit Drive, $314,000, Robert Lyons to Mario Friello, filed on May 9.

456 Lambert Road, $285,000, Gloria Denardis to Daniel J. Denardis, filed on May 9.

501 Ferry Road, $290,000, Dongmei Wang to David Hashemi, filed on May 12.

814 Dentree Drive, $321,000, Linda Jaser to Elliot Rosa, filed on May 15.

481 Grace Tail, $365,000, Jane M. Corrado to Eric Burness, filed on May 15.

834 Acorn Road, $325,500, Alice O’Hara to Erik w. Vitagliano, filed on May 15.

3 Red Cedar Road, $255,000, Foyer Family Limited Partnership to Audrey J. Foyer, filed on May 16.

752 Mapleview Drive, $250,000, Lisa Ann Guerri to John Steiner, filed on May 16.

191 Sunrise Hill Circle, $656,060, Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to Donald J. Wikstrom, filed on May 16.

835 College Road, $159,900, Bank of New York Mellon FKA to Meiquang Xie, filed on May 17.

529 Sportsman Road, $477,500, Keith Weindling to Shankar Rajendran, filed on May 23.

47 Skyview Road, $270,000, 476 South Benson Road LLC to Shelina Chamadia, filed on May 23.

456 Lambert Road, $13,398, Daniel J. Denardis to Gloria Denardis L/U, filed on May 24.

206A Boston Post Road, $1,500,000, Adal Enterprises LLC to Orange Resources LLC, filed on May 24.

161 New Haven Avenue, $237,000, Nicholas J. Currie to Jonathon Williams, filed on May 25.

185 Crestwood Terrace, $370,000, William J. Simione Jr. to Edward Anthony Ardito, filed on May 26.

522 Wagon Trail, $460,000, Elizabeth M. Kaufman TR to Daniel Pfeifer, filed on May 30.

387 Hitching Post Drive, $435,000, LDK Realty LLC to Richard Supples, filed on May 30.

381 Grassy Hill Road, $272,000, US Bank Trust NA TR to Helene Battat, filed on May 30.

709 Ridge Road, $300,000, Estelle Marren Revocable Trust to Sarah Kubek, filed on May 31.

485 Sportsman Road, $332,000, Robert J. Gagliola TR to Susan Bonato, filed on June 2.

478 Sportsman Road, $390,000, Carl H. Stahnke to Christopher J. Chiarelli, filed on June 5.

285 Arnold Lane, $348,000, Jane P. Malinconico TR to Danielle Delguidice, filed on June 5.

400 Dogwood Road, $181,399, Deutsche Bank National Trust to Volodymyr Bardonov, filed on June 5.

470 Locust Drive, $365,000, Marc A. Diberardino to Christopher Courtney, filed on June 6.

827 Rail Fence Road, $325,000, Leslie S. Sherwin EXIX to Frank N. Pomes II, filed on June 7.

874 Race Brook Road, $610,000, Michael E. McGuinness to William J. Dooley III, filed on June 7.

661 S. Greenbrier Drive, $368,000, Joan M. Converse EST to Markeva Monique Spiller, filed on June 8.

(Address?) $365,000, Eugene E. Skogg to NP Dodge Jr. TR, filed on June 9.

23 Center Road Circle, $165,000, Kenneth J. Wachuk to Corey Milazzo, filed on June 13.

720 Lambert Road, $365,000, Michael Skoldberg to Temitope O. Dada, filed on June 14.

594 Chestnut Ridge Road, $320,000, Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Victor Francis, filed on June 15.

282 Sarah Circle, $297,000, Trevor H. Davis to Michael C. Gruber, filed on June 16.

181 Sunrise Hill Circle, $775,000, Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to Heidi S Hurwitz, filed on June 19.

981 Red Fox Road, $350,000, Mark J. Krom to Ndoc Ejlli, filed on June 19.

251 High Plains Drive, $440,000, Hosni A. Audie Trust to Michelle C. Rubino, filed on June 21.

 

 

 

 

No Legion Ball, But Wait, There’s More To Do Today

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Jun 242017
 

If you were planning on attending the American Legion Baseball doubleheader in Orange today, you are out of luck, but you don’t have to wait long. The team will play tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. in Hamden.

There is the Orange Summer Craft Festival on the front lawn of The Church of the Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Road until 5 p.m. today.

If you’re from Milford, today is Milford Day at the Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport. Admission is only $5 with proof of Milford residency. The Zoo is open until 4 p.m. come on out and see what’s new since your last visit.

You Never Know What You’ll Find At The Summer Craft Festival

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Jun 242017
 

And The Beat Goes On: Orange Victory Over West Haven

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Jun 232017
 

An early lead helped Orange Post 127 defeat West Haven 8-1 on Thursday in West Haven. Orange scored on singles by Al Smith, Tyler Appel and Quentin Pitter in the first inning.

Orange scored three runs in the second inning. The big inning was thanks to an error and a double by Tyler Appel.

Ben Lodewick earned the win for Post 127. He threw six innings, surrendering one run, seven hits, and striking out three. One of West Haven’s pitchers tossed one inning, surrendering one run, zero hits, and striking out one.

Another West Haven pitcher started the game for his team, threw four innings, giving up seven runs, and 12 hits.

Orange collected 12 hits. Smith, Andy Hague, and Appel each made multiple hits for the home team. Appel, Hague, and Smith all had two hits to lead Orange. Post 127 was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Lodewick made the most plays with two.

West Haven had eight hits in the game.

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NOTE: The game was delayed for a minute or two when a beaver made its way onto the field and was given time to leave so it wouldn’t get hurt.

Post 127 plays again on Saturday, June 24 at 10 a.m. and noon at Old Tavern Park in Orange, weather permitting.

Orange Community Farmers’ Market – Opening Day, Thursday, June 29

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Jun 232017
 

The Orange Community Farmers’ Market will have its opening day on Thursday, June 29.  The event runs on Thursdays until September 29 under the Pavilion at the Orange Fairgrounds, High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road in Orange.  Market hours are 3:30 p.m. to 7 pm. 

There will be 15 vendors selling their farm-grown products including vegetables, cut flowers, figs, citrus trees, maple syrup, meats, baked goods, oils, pasta, butters, teas, spices, facial scrubs and soaps, and more!  

Farms from Orange to Cheshire will be present; including Mapleview, Shamrock, Grassy Hill, Fox Hollow, B4 and After, Laurel Glen, Guardians, Oronoque, and Wayne & Son Growers.  Other vendors include Durante’s Pasta, Seasonal Catering, Sweet Seidner’s, Whole German Bread and food trucks–Zuppardi’s Pizza and Szabos Seafood also will be at the market. 

The band, River of Dreams (a Billy Joel tribute band) will be performing at the Gazebo beginning at 6:30.  Other bands will be performing on the following dates: June 29, July 13, August 10 and September 7.  Shop at the Market, enjoy the food, stay for the bands and come back often!

Please check the website at www.FarmMarketOrange.com for additional information or call 203-891-1045.