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The Relay For Life Is Under the Full Blue Moon Today

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May 182019
 

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The Full Flower Blue Moon will be at its peak today, Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 5:11 p.m., Of course, it will be glorious later at night once it gets darker — perfect for the Luminaria Ceremony at 9 p.m.

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, this moon is referred to as “blue” not because of its color or appearance, but because it marks the third time in a season that there’s been a full moon.

“If a season has four full moons, then the third full moon in the season may be called a Blue Moon,” the Almanac reads.

Seasonal blue moons occur on average once every two or three years, and the next one won’t be until October 31, 2020, so appreciate this one while you are walking the track tonight.

According to the Almanac, the “full flower” name for the full moon during the month of May, simply because it’s typically the month when flowers bloom.

Orange Business and Community Expo Scheduled

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May 152019
 

The Orange Economic Development Corporation will host the 17th Annual Orange Business and Community Expo on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

This year the Expo will take place at the University of New Haven, 300 Boston Post Road, West Haven.  The move will allow for a larger audience and more vendors.  OEDC Executive Director Annemarie Sliby said, “We are excited with the change. The move will allow all vendors to be in one area, with a separate space for workshops and activities. There will be plenty of parking, as students have completed their semester.”

As always, the Expo is free and open to the public. Business owners, their employees, and local residents can look forward to product demonstrations, activities, raffles, and food; while networking with more than 60 business vendors.

Activities and events are still being organized. Some activities currently scheduled are: the Annual Spring Brochure Swap presented by Visit New Haven; Morning Jolt provided by the Orange Chamber of Commerce; Professional headshots provided by Lyon Photography, and returning this year is One-on-One Speed Networking with Rob Thomas.  One-on-One Speed Networking is a fun, effective way to make connections.  Rob Thomas, of Rob Thomas CT, professional networking coach, will be the moderator.  Seating is limited and registration is required.  Cost is $15 per person and includes a goodie bag, refreshments and raffle entry. All activities are free with the exception of the One-on-One Speed Networking. Check the OEDC website for updates and descriptions.   

Forty vendors have registered to date and space is still available but will sell out quickly.  Exhibitors can showcase their business, products or service, sell products on site, and network with business vendors and attendees.  Exhibitor space is reasonably priced at $300 for an 8-foot booth, which includes pipe and drape, linen topped-skirted table and 2 chairs.  In addition, all vendors receive their business information listed in the Event Program, business marketing materials included in Event Welcome Bags, company name listed in OrangeLife Magazine, an entry into the Vendor/Sponsor appreciation raffle, and exhibitor lanyards. Booths with electricity are limited but may be provided for an additional $100.  Registration for a booth is available online at the OEDC website, OrangeEDC.com/events_activities.

Any business that is unable to participate as a vendor can still have a presence.  For just $75,  company marketing materials will be included in the Event Welcome Bags.  Another option is to place an ad in the Event Program; sizes and prices vary.  All visitors and attendees will receive Event Bags and Programs.

The event is sponsored by All American Waste; Connex Credit Union; Eagle Leasing Company; Hurwitz, Sagarin, Slossberg and Knuff; NORTHEAST Electronics Corporation; Orange Economic Development Commission; StateFarm Insurance; Taylor Rental Party Plus; UIL Holdings Corporation, and the University of New Haven.  For more information, call the Orange Economic Development Corporation at 203-891-1045 or visit the website at OrangeEDC.com/events_activities.

Autism Fundraiser Get Your Tickets Or Donate Now

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May 152019
 

Make your reservations now for the fifth annual Bethany Leapley Autism Spectrum Disorder Scholarship Fund Wine and Beer Tasting that will take place at St. Barbara’s Church Ballroom, 480 Racebrook Road, on Saturday, May 18.

The fundraiser will begin at 7 p.m. and includes music and dancing, food, fine wine, and craft beer.

Tickets are $125 – Single / $800 – Table of Eight / $1000 – Table of Ten and a special price of $93.75 for a Single Ticket for Teachers & Special Ed Professionals.

Get yours today. CLICK HERE or go to www.bethanyleapleyasdfund.org for tickets or send a check payable to The Bethany Leapley ASD Scholarship Fund mailed to Bethany Luna, 17 Cannonball Rd, North Haven, CT 06473.

If you are unable to attend, but would still like to donate, CLICK HERE, or go to www.bethanyleapleyasdfund.org/donate/ or send a check to the above address.

For more information, send an e-mail to  ASDSCHOLARSHIP@GMAIL.COM

 

Fabulous Historic Home With Lots Of Surprises For Sale

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May 152019
 

Are you ready for this? On the outside, it looks like any other house, but step inside and walk the grounds and be amazed by this beautiful home at 630 Orange Center Road. 

This New Listing, offered for $349,000 is a “can’t miss” treasure. (MLS #:170185559)

 Built in 1800, this 2,159 sq ft 7-room Colonial in the Orange historic district is just off the town green.
Located on 1.41 acres of park-like grounds, it has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
The kitchen and baths have been remodeled over the years. It has a new furnace and new hot water heater, Central air, separate laundry room, 3 nonworking fireplaces, and a walk-up full floored attic
There is a game room over the 2 car garage.

Contact Denise Mirto at denisemirto@gmail.com, or call (203) 701-4848 to make an appointment for a private showing of this amazing home.

Get Ready For The Race Brook School Food Truck Festival

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May 152019
 

Don’t cook dinner on Friday, May 24. Instead, come to the 6th annual Race Brook School Food Truck Festival!

The event is open to the public and organizers expect crowds of hungry diners! Bring your family and friends to the Orange Fairgrounds on May 24 between 4 and 8 p.m. Where you’ll find plenty of great food trucks serving up a wide variety of delicious delicacies.

Be sure to like the Facebook page for up-to-date information and come kick off Memorial Day weekend at the Race Brook School Food Truck Festival!

Please note that some seating will be available, but you’re encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to set up your own picnic space on the field.

This Week’s Amity Varsity Sports Schedule

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May 142019
 

Monday, May 13 (Rainy)

Unified Sports SCC Volleyball Tournament HOME at Amity 3 p.m.

Girls Golf vs Lauralton Hall HOME at Race Brook CC Orange 3:30 p.m.

Boys Volleyball vs Xavier AWAY at Xavier HS 5 p.m.

Baseball and Softball games postponed to Tuesday, May 14

Boys Golf postponed to Thursday, May 23

Tuesday, May 14

Boys and Girls Outdoor Track SCC  East Sectional Meet AWAY at Hillhouse 2 p.m.

Girls Golf vs Lauralton Hall AWAY at Oronoque CC 2:30 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse vs Sacred Heart Academy HOME at Amity 3:45 p.m.

Baseball vs Daniel Hand AWAY at Hand 4 p.m.

Boys Tennis vs Guilford HOME at Amity 4:15 p.m.

Softball vs West Haven AWAY at West Haven High 7 p.m. POSTPONED TO THURSDAY

Wednesday, May 15

Boys Golf vs Hamden AWAY at Laurel View CC 2:45 p.m.

Girls Golf vs Daniel Hand HOME at Race Brook CC Orange 3:30 p.m.

Girls Tennis vs Jonathan Law HOME at Amity 3:45 p.m.

Boys Volleyball vs Shelton HOME at Amity 5:30 p.m.

Baseball vs Cheshire HOME at Old Tavern Park Orange 7 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse vs Branford AWAY at Branford HS 7 p.m.

Softball vs North Haven HOME at Old Tavern Park Orange 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 16

Girls Outdoor Track SCC Novice Championship AWAY West Haven HS 3 p.m.

Boys Tennis vs Daniel Hand AWAY at Daniel Hand HS 3:45 p.m.

Girls Tennis vs Cheshire AWAY at Cheshire 3:45 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse vs Shelton AWAY at Shelton HS 7 p.m.

Softball vs West Haven AWAY at West Haven High 7 p.m. (RESCHEDULED FROM TUESDAY)

Friday, May 17

Boys Outdoor Track SCC Novice Meet AWAY Shelton HS 3 p.m.

Softball vs Sacred Heart Academy AWAY at Sacred Heart 4 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse vs Southington HOME at Amity 4:30 p.m.

Boys Volleyball vs St. Joseph HOME at Amity 5:30 p.m.

Baseball vs Notre Dame – West Haven AWAY at Quigley Stadium 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 18

Softball vs East Haven AWAY at East Haven HS 11:30 a.m.

Boys Lacrosse vs Brookfield HOME at Amity 1 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse vs Masuk HOME at Amity 4 p.m.

Run With The Big Dogs on May 11

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May 092019
 

Fundraiser May 11th to Benefit the Town’s Animal Shelter

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One Big Dog Animal Respite Fund, Inc., a local charitable organization that helps the Regional Animal Control shelter animals, will host it’s third annual “Run With The Big Dogs” fundraiser at Birchwoods at Oaklane Country Club from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, May 11.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to support the animal shelter.

Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at the Town Clerk’s offices of Woodbridge, Bethany or Seymour, as well as by mail or in-person at the Animal Shelter (135 Bradley Road, Woodbridge CT 06525).

For tickets and more information, call the Shelter at 203-389-5991. Tickets were on sale until May 8.

Amity Budget Referendum Passes 3-1

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May 092019
 

The Amity Budget Referendum Passed in all three towns yesterday.

Although the voter turnout was low, nearly 1,000 tri-town residents came out to vote.

Amity budget (unofficial) results 743 Yes, 256 No
                        Bethany         206 Y – 87 N
                        Orange          306 Y – 83 N
                        Woodbridge  231 Y – 86 N

Amity Budget Referendum on May 8

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May 072019
 

On Wednesday, May 8, tri-town residents in the Amity District will be asked to vote on the 2019-2020 Amity school budget.

Voting places will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

If you are unsure of what you are being asked to vote on, click this link for the full approved Amity BOE budget which includes a comprehensive summary.

The total 1.06% expenditure increase is $521,772 higher than the current budget.

All Orange, Woodbridge, and Bethany residents are affected by the Amity Budget. It doesn’t matter if you have children in the school system or not. So, get out and take 5 minutes of your day to vote in the referendum.

Garden Club Invites You To Its May Market Plant Sale

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May 072019
 

The Garden Club of Orange announces its annual May Market Plant Sale will take place on the Town Green on Saturday, May 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon.  In case of inclement weather, the sale will take place at the High Plains Pavilion.

Once again plants and perennials from members’ garden will be available for purchase along with assorted annuals.  Making her second appearance at the sale will be Flora the Purple Cow, a special member of the club. She will be available for a photo op.

The Garden Club of orange is a member of the FGCT, NEGC, and NEC.  For membership information contact Joanne Friedrichs at 203-795-4266.