Run Close To Home, The Turkey Trot Tradition Continues

 Around Town, Charity Events, Home, Latest News  Comments Off on Run Close To Home, The Turkey Trot Tradition Continues
Nov 202017

In what has truly become an annual tradition in the Town of Orange, The Rotary Club of Orange will host its 5th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5k Road Race and 2 Mile Walk on Thanksgiving morning, November 23, 2017.

Whether you are a competitive runner, a casual jogger or just like to go for a nice walk on a beautiful autumn day, this event is sure to be one that you will enjoy participating in. Each of the past four years, the number of participants has grown significantly, making this one of our most important and successful fundraisers.

The race will take place on a scenic USATF certified and sanctioned course and will start at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, and run through Orange with a finish back at the Community Center. 

Race Details

$25.00 by November 17th – $30.00 After and on Race Day

Early Packet Pickup and Late Registration – Wednesday, November 22 at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Rd., Orange, CT  from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Awards: Trophies to the top male and female finishers overall. Medals to the top three male and female finishers in each division. Divisions 5K Run (12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+).  Finisher Ribbons for Walkers.  Top quality T-Shirts for all PRE-REGISTERED participants.  Refreshments will be served after the race.  There is ample parking.  Timing and Results by FastTrack Timing, LLC. The following are the logistics for signing up and race day information.

5K RUN – 8:00 AM
FUN WALK – 8:05 AM

TO REGISTER – go to www.rotarycluboforange.org  or www.fasttracktiming.com

GPS DIRECTIONS: Enter the following address on your GPS: 525 Orange Center Rd, Orange, CT 06477

Race organizer and tri-athlete Carl Russell (don’t worry, he’s not running in the race) has been the driving force behind this event since its inception five years ago. Thanks to his hard work, leadership, and commitment to the success of the race, it has become a “don’t miss” race for participants from both near and far.

The funds raised from this event will go towards supporting several of the Orange Rotary’s initiatives both locally and abroad. Locally, Rotary provides dictionaries to every third grader in Orange, register area children in the Amber Alert ID Program and make much-needed donations to support the town food pantry, energy assistance programs, and others.

The last five years the Rotary has participated in “Operation Warm” and donated thousands of coats to area schools and shelters to help keep underprivileged kids warm. Additionally, the club awards $6,000 in college scholarships annually to high school seniors from Orange.

Internationally, our fundraising efforts support clean water projects around the globe, donating funds for heart surgeries for hundreds of needy children and the ongoing fight against polio which still represents a threat to populations in many countries.

Please join in to help support this fun and worthy event and get your Thanksgiving Day off to a great start!

Nov 202017

The annual Powderpuff Football game vs North Haven takes place tonight (Monday, Nov. 20) at North Haven High School at 6 p.m.



On Thursday, Nov. 23, Amity will host North Haven for the Thanksgiving Day Game at 10 a.m.


Open House: Four Bedroom Home Conveniently Located Near Town Activities

 4 bedrooms, Around Town, Home, Latest News, open house, Real Estate, Today's Events  Comments Off on Open House: Four Bedroom Home Conveniently Located Near Town Activities
Nov 192017

218 Hawthorne Lane is 3,075 sqft, with four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Conveniently located near I-95 and Merritt/Wilbur Cross Parkways. Set on 0.71 acres on a quiet street. Walk to Peck Place school and Orange Community Center.
Remodeled kitchen, bathroom.
Fresh Paint inside and out, New roof 2017, new siding 2017, new gutters 2017, new hot water tank. new windows 2nd floor. entire house with hardwood floor except for the playroom.
The family room has a wood burning fireplace insert, and the entire home has significant closet and storage space throughout. The kitchen/addition is the perfect place to entertain your guest.
At $499,000, this home will not last long.

Here’s A Great Opportunity For Theater Lovers and Supporters Of The Arts

 Around Town, Charity Events, Home, Latest News, School News  Comments Off on Here’s A Great Opportunity For Theater Lovers and Supporters Of The Arts
Nov 192017

The Square Foot Theatre in Wallingford is offering special “preview night” fundraisers for Jamie’s Foundation. 

Your donation is the cost of admission – the amount is up to you!!!    

Come see Annie on Thursday evening, Nov. 30. For reservations: e-mail Kathleen Kilian at kmkcpa@optonline.net then pay at the door: cash or checks only.

Amity High School student and Orange resident Ann Driscoll plays Little Orphan Annie. Orange resident and Amity High School student Ethan Selmon also appears in the show.  This is a great opportunity to see one of America’s favorite holiday musicals and support the work of the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation at the same time.

Square Foot Theatre is located at 950 Yale Ave in Wallingford directly off the Wilbur Cross Parkway Exit 66 … it is an intimate BYO cabaret-style venue so bring your favorite food and drinks to enjoy before and during the show. 

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

Look for these future “Jamie’s Foundation” preview nights during the rest of Square Foot Theatre’s exciting 11th season.

“These preview nights are a wonderful thing for Jamie’s Foundation,” said Judy Primavera, founder of the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation. “Square Foot Theatre is ‘giving back’ to us by opening up a preview night and all ticket “sales” go to the foundation.  Normal ticket price is $28 but guests can see the show for whatever donation they wish to give – it is a real bargain!

E-mail jamieart@snet.net to receive announcements for future preview nights and other special offers.

Register Now For The Orange Lions’ Thanksgiving Dinner

 Around Town, Charity Events, Home, Latest News  Comments Off on Register Now For The Orange Lions’ Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov 192017

Each year the Lions Club of Orange hosts a Thanksgiving Dinner for seniors and those in the community who don’t have anyone to share dinner with on Thanksgiving Day.

All are welcome to attend.

This year, the dinner will take place at the High Plains Community Center Gym on Sunday, Nov. 26 at 12:30 p.m. It always includes a wonderful meal and entertainment.

Registration is required to ensure that the Lions can prepare enough turkey, pie and other fixings.

To register call the Orange Community Services office at 203-891-4788.

Pix And Video From The Orange Inauguration

 Around Town, Home, Latest News, Police & Fire  Comments Off on Pix And Video From The Orange Inauguration
Nov 182017

On Friday, Nov. 17, the town of Orange hosted its Inauguration Ceremony for all newly elected officials.

Although some of them could not attend, a majority of these fine folks were in attendance to be sworn-in. State Rep. Themis Klarides administered the oath of office.

Now going into his seventh term as First Selectman, James Zeoli gave a nice speech, praising his fellow public servants and giving a nod to his former challenger Margaret Novicki for her hard work during the campaign.

Here is a VIDEO of that speech – For some reason, the 18-minute video cut off after 5 minutes… I will work on fixing that.



Is This Your Year? Check For Your Name On The Big List

 Around Town, Home, Latest News, Today's Events  Comments Off on Is This Your Year? Check For Your Name On The Big List
Nov 182017

Did YOU make “the List?” I have two friends that are on CT’s unclaimed properties list this year, check for your name at http://ctbiglist.com/ good luck

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Scheduled

 Around Town, Home, Latest News  Comments Off on Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Scheduled
Nov 182017

The annual Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service takes place on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.

Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, will host the Service this year.

All are welcome to attend.

Clergy from all local churches and synagogues participate in the service.

Stick around at the end for refreshments and fellowship.

Rummage Sale At Church Of The Good Shepherd

 Around Town, Charity Events, Home, Latest News  Comments Off on Rummage Sale At Church Of The Good Shepherd
Nov 182017

The Church of the Good Shepherd Semi-Annual Rummage Sale

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Road, Orange, invites the public to visit its semi-annual Rummage Sale on Saturday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. to noon. 

Shoppers will find a wide array of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, along with shoes, handbags, scarves, jewelry, accessories, children’s games, puzzles, toys, books, DVDs, housewares, glassware, pictures, linens, etc. 

“There is something for everyone!  Make sure to stop by and peruse our treasures,” said Elaine Swirsky, long-standing Chairperson of this fun event.  “Start your Christmas shopping early, find a special treasure to put under the tree.  All are welcome to stop by.”

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Road, Orange, Sunday service times includes Rite II Holy Eucharist without music at 8 a.m. and Rite II Holy Eucharist with music @ 10 a.m.  Children’s Christian Faith Formation takes place at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. 

For more information about  The Church of the Good Shepherd’s many programs, call the Parish Office at 203-795-6577, e-mail thegoodspheherd@optonline.net visit the website at www.thegoodshepherdorangect.org or check the Facebook page www.facebook.com/cgsorangect for frequent postings.

Town Auction A Success

 Around Town, Home, Latest News, Today's Events  Comments Off on Town Auction A Success
Nov 172017

The Orange Highway Department hosted a tri-town auction on Friday, Nov. 17.

Unlike past years, when there have been several retired police cruisers, pick up trucks and SUVs, the auction featured just one cruiser this year, a 2011 Crown Victoria that went for about $1,200. A dump truck and plow truck also were available, along with several pieces of lawn equipment and, of all things, a dog cage.

Dozens of people from Bethany, Orange and Woodbridge gathered in the Highway Dept parking lot and vigorously bid on each item.

The final tally hasn’t yet been released, but, the auction was, once again a huge success.