Here It Comes, The Spring Book Sale

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Mar 212019

The Friends of the Case Memorial Library will host its Spring Book Sale on Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will take place in the basement of the Library at 176 Tyler City Road.

A Members Only Sale (Become a member that night) will take place on Thursday, March 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. — Light refreshments will be served. and Friday, March 22 from 1-4 p.m.

If you have never attended a Friends Book Sale, you will feel like a kid in a candy shop. There are thousands of titles for all ages and interests at amazing prices. Don’t miss this event. (Do yourself a favor and bring a large recyclable canvas bag in which to carry all of your purchases.)


Save The Date And Get Your Tickets Now For The Orange Lions Spring Wine Tasting

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Mar 202019

The Orange Lions Club will host its annual Spring Wine Tasting event on Friday, March 22, 2019, at St Barbara’s Church Hall, 480 Racebrook Road from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. The tasting will be facilitated by the Wine and Liquor Outlet of Orange.

The tasting will feature a large selection of wines, boutique beers, and some specialty liquors.  The event also will feature a large cheese table, appetizers, and delicious desserts.  As always, a lively raffle of baskets will take place during the evening.

All proceeds will benefit Lions Club local and national charities. Additionally, the club supports Fidelco Guide Dogs and Low Vision Centers. The Club awards Community Grants to worthy groups/individuals such as the Orange Historical Society, Senior Center, Case Memorial Library, Youth Services, and the Volunteer Fire Department, serves an annual Thanksgiving dinner to local seniors, does vision screenings for young children in Orange, and provides scholarships to qualified Amity seniors.

Join the Orange Lions on Friday, March 22, for this wonderful evening and get your tickets early.

Tickets are available from any Orange Lion Club member, at The Wine and Liquor Outlet, or by calling 203-795-3906 or 203-795- 0134 and through the following link  https://orangelionswinetasting.brownpapertickets.com/

Finally Spring, And A Full Moon!

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Mar 202019

The crocuses have been popping up and robins are bopping around on lawns throughout Orange and surrounding towns.

It looks like the Groundhog was right, winter is gone and Spring is upon us!

According to the Old Farmers’ Almanac, the word equinox comes from the Latin words for “equal night” — aequus (equal) and nox (night).

On the equinox, the length of day and night is nearly equal in all parts of the world.

With the equinox, enjoy the increasing sunlight hours, with earlier dawns and later sunsets.

The spring equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox) falls on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 5:58 p.m.


The vernal equinox marks the end of winter, and the start of spring and the Full Worm Moon is named after the earthworms that emerge at this time of year.

The Almanac goes on to say that the March full Moon is particularly special because it reaches its peak on the same day as the spring equinox, on March 20, 2019.

The last time the full Moon and the spring equinox coincided this closely (4 hours apart) was in March 2000, but the last time they occurred on the same date was on March 20, 1981!

But that’s not all: March’s full Moon also will be a supermoon, meaning that it will be slightly larger than most of the other full Moons this year.

What an extra-bright way to greet spring!!


Adopt A Pet — Check Out Flash

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Mar 202019

Flash needs a home. Not the Flash but rather a nice canine at Woodbridge Animal Control.

Flash is a three-year-old, neutered, mixed breed dog in white with tan on his head. The lad is friendly, attentive, good with adults, children, and friendly dogs but no cats.

He knows the basic commands and enjoys human company. What he needs is human attention and the comfort and stability of a loving family or individual.

Come on down to the shelter at 135 Bradley Road, Woodbridge and meet Flash. In a few minutes, you will want to take him home.

Flash and other dogs and cats are available for adoption at Woodbridge Municipal Animal Control. Call 203 389-5991.

— By Fred Dray

Meet Dude — Maybe Even Take Him Home

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Mar 192019

Found sleeping under a tree, Dude willingly accepted a ride to Woodbridge Regional Animal Control.

Dude is male, mature adult American Bulldog, about 50 pounds in medium red with a splash of white on his chest. He is true to the breed as friendly, attentive, kind and loyal.

Mr. D is good with adults, older children and friendly dogs with cats an unknown. With his laid back and charming personality, Dude has become a favorite at the shelter. With a little bit of luck, he can become your favorite too.

Dude and other dogs and cats are available for adoption at the Woodbridge Regional Animal Control. The shelter is located at 135 Bradley Road, Woodbridge, and can be reached by phone at 203 389-5991.

— By Fred Dray

Purim Celebration At Or Shalom

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Mar 192019

Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, Orange invites you to celebrate Purim, Wednesday, March 20.
The evening service begins at 6:45 p.m.; Megillah Reading and Spiel are at 7 p.m.

(Hebrew School is canceled to enable children to attend)

What is Purim?

Purim commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot “to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day,” as recorded in the Megillah (book of Esther).

The festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (late winter/early spring). Purim 2019 begins on Wednesday night, March 20, and continues through Thursday, March 21 (March 22 in Jerusalem).

Open House At Camp Argo Tonight

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Mar 192019

Planning on sending your kids to camp this summer? Here’s your opportunity to check out the staff and activities at Camp Argo, run by Orange residents Jason and Courtney Nevis.
Camp Argo will host an open house at (Cedarcrest Campgrounds) 886 Mapledale Drive, Orange, on Tuesday, March 19 from 6 to 7 p.m.
The Camp was featured on page 43 of the Summer 2018 edition of OrangeLife Magazine.  Check it out. 

Orange Recycling Committee Announces Next Shredding Day

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Mar 192019

Event to include Mattress Recycling and Clothing and Household Goods Drive


The Orange Recycling Committee has announced the next paper shredding and mattress recycling event for Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 9 a.m. to
noon at High Plains Community Center (HPCC). The committee will be joined by the Orange Community Women hosting a FUNDrive for Clothes and Household Items.

The secure, on-site paper shredding service will once again be handled by Affordable Solutions, owned and operated by Orange resident Joe Johnston. Residents may bring bags or boxes filled
with documents for shredding and volunteers from the Orange Recycling Committee will deposit them into the shredding truck. This service is generously funded by the Rotary Club of Orange. Residents may show their appreciation by donating to the Orange Rotary Scholarship Fund. Rotarians will be on hand to collect donations.

Residents also may bring mattresses and box springs for recycling. This free service is made possible through a partnership with the Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye Mattress Program. Dry mattresses (of all sizes) and box springs will be accepted. However, mattresses from futons/sofa beds or waterbeds; mattresses infested with bed bugs; wet, damaged or excessively soiled mattresses; sleeping bag or mattress pads/toppers, are not part of the program.

For residents who need assistance getting mattresses and box springs to the event, members of the Orange Lions Club will pick-up these items from residences, given they are outside and dry or in a garage for easy access, as volunteers will not enter individual homes. Anyone interested in this pick-up service should contact Ken Lenz at 203-795-3906. The fee for pick-up is $10 per mattress or box spring. Payment is by cash or check made out to Orange Lions Charities, and all proceeds are considered a charitable donation.

The Orange Community Women are asking residents to bring clothing, shoes, towels, electronics, toys and games, kitchen items, sporting goods and more to the High Plains Pavilion that morning. This benefit will help support many community projects.

Orange Recycling Committee Chair Mitch Goldblatt said he is excited about the one-stop service. “Saturday,
April 27th will be a great morning for Spring Cleaning at its best”, Goldblatt said. “I’m encouraging all residents to bring their household goods and clothes in addition to their documents, papers, and even mattresses for an ultimate recycling event!”

“We are thrilled to partner with the Rotary Club of Orange, the Orange Lions Club, and the Orange Community Women to offer these important environmental services to residents,” said Goldblatt. “Purging homes of these items and keeping them out of landfills helps our environment as well as our tax dollars. This is a fun event that gives volunteers and residents an opportunity to work together for a cleaner and more sustainable planet.”

For the eighth time, the Orange Recycling Committee is helping residents dispose of thousands of pounds of sensitive financial and medical papers in a secure, environmentally-responsible way. Adding mattress and box spring as well as household goods recycling to this event has made this one event not to be missed.


Paper Shredding, Mattress Recycling, Clothing and Household Item Drive – Details:

WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., rain or shine

WHERE: High Plains Community Center (front parking area), 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT


 Tax papers, bills, receipts, statements, and documents that contain personal, financial and/or medical
information. No need to remove staples or elastic bands, but clips should be removed for reuse.

 Mattresses and box springs.

 Clothing, shoes, bedding, towels, accessories, CDs, DVDs, books, electrical items, toys, games,
kitchen items, sporting goods, knick-knacks.


Paper that is already shredded, newspapers, notebooks, folders, and other papers that can go in the regular residential recycling bins.


About the Orange Recycling Committee

The Orange Recycling Committee is a group of volunteers appointed by the Board of Selectmen, who live in
Orange and are committed to educating, increasing, and simplifying recycling options for Orange residents.

 Website: www.orangerecycles.com

 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ORCinCT/

Orange Business and Community Expo Scheduled

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Mar 192019

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.

Memorial Day Committee Seeks Veterans To Honor

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Mar 192019

Orange residents, do you know a veteran, male or female, especially from the Korean War.  If so, the Orange Memorial Day Committee wants to know about him or her.  The committee is honoring all veterans, however, this year’s theme is highlighting the Korean War veterans.
Every year, the committee carefully chooses veterans to honor during the Memorial Day ceremony on the Orange Fairgrounds before the parade.  These veterans fill the roles of Grand Marshal, Chief of Staff, and Honored Veteran in the Memorial Day Parade.
They are looking for Orange residents who were honorably discharged. There is a lot of planning and preparation that needs to be done, but nothing is as important as choosing candidates to recognize this year.
If you have someone in mind, or if you know a veteran who would like to be considered please contact kelliemartino@yahoo.com or kgoldberg@orange-ct.gov or call 203-891-4738.