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Feb 092014
 

Scholarships-for-High-School-Seniors-Class-of-20132The Orange Scholarship Fund is once again offering scholarships for high school seniors.

Consideration is open to any Orange resident who is a senior in any of the local high schools, public or private, and plans to continue his or her academic career.

Scholarships are based on need, academic record and service to the community.

Applications are now available at Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road.

Completed applications must be in by Tuesday, April 15 — only those that are complete at that time will be considered.

Awards are made in June for the following academic year.

Apr 022013
 

Giving back since 1976

The Orange Foundation is now accepting applications for grants that will be distributed in the spring.

Funding is available for projects benefiting the residents of the town of Orange. Those eligible for grants include non-profit organizations, parent-teacher organizations and service organizations.

Distribution Committee Member and Chairman of Grant Distribution Janice Lettick said, “Since it began giving out grants, the foundation has distributed more than $128,000 to various local civic and community organizations. The grants range in size from $500 to $1,500. We encourage Orange community organizations to apply for funding to support their activities.”

Past recipients include: Camp Cedarcrest; Orange little League; Special Olympics; Silverbrook Estates and the Orange Community Recycling Committee.

The deadline for applications is April 15, 2013. Applicants are encouraged to complete the online form available at www.OrangeFoundation.org. Completed applications may be mailed to The Orange Foundation , P.O. Box 729, Orange, CT 06477-0729.

Originally Published on: Jan 31, 2013 @ 23:05

Jul 202012
 

Orange Town Clerk Pat O’Sullivan reminds residents that absentee ballots for the August 14 primary will be available beginning Tuesday, July 24.  Applications are now available in the Town Clerk’s Office.

The Town Clerk’s office needs the help of the families in town to alert them if someone is in the military and to provide an address to this office or the Registrars of Voters.  The law enables the Registrars of Voters or the Town Clerk to direct a ballot to military personnel and their families.

An application form (ED-3) for a ballot is available in the Orange Town Clerks’ office or on the Secretary of the State’s website www.sots.state.ct.us which copy should be completed and mailed to the Orange Town Clerk, 617 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT  06477.

Application should be made as soon as possible to be sure a ballot has time to be sent to applicant and returned to the town clerk before 4:30 p.m. on election day.

Jul 062012
 
The Senior Resource Directory is a valuable handbook for every household.

The Senior Resource Directory is a valuable handbook for every household.

Each year the Orange Community Services Department in conjunction with the Leadership Center at the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Senior Leadership Program, a six month program for Orange residents over the age of 55, which began in 2006.

The Senior Center is now accepting applications for the Class of 2013, from which 15 residents will be chosen to participate.

The class will meet one Wednesday a month from September 2012 through May 2013, and take part in leadership workshops with topics including community history and development, environment, education, community policing, communications and the media, the arts, Connecticut State government, town government, and regional issues. The program culminates in a group community service project that benefits the town. Graduation will take place in June.

The program is funded by the Orange Senior Center and $100 tuition for the 9-months of activities is paid by each participant.

Past graduates rave about their experiences there. This is a wonderful program and each class leaves its mark on the town with great community projects like the Handyman Skills Bank and the Senior Resource Directory.

To apply, call 203-891-4784.