Fundraiser To Help Victim Of Parkway Accident

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Mar 282017

On Thursday, March 2, the Orange Volunteer Fire Department responded to an accident on the Wilbur Cross Parkway to extricate two men from a plumbing van crushed by a huge 50,000 pound pine tree that came down during a storm with extremely heavy wind gusts.

The business owner, Chris Scofield and his business partner both were injured.

The pine tree was partially resting on Scofield’s chest.

While his partner is recovering at home, Scofield, the father of two young sons, won’t be home for at least two months. He suffered multiple fractures in his spine and a neck fracture. Scofield’s many injuries will lead to multiple surgeries according to his family. This comes just six months after he beat cancer.

He is currently in Yale New Haven Hospital in the Trauma Unit.  He will be there for at least another 10-14 days, according to his wife, Lisa.  After that, because they live in a third floor apartment, he won’t be able to go home.

He has to go to a rehab facility for another 4-8 weeks, possibly more.

“Our two little boys are confused and scared one minute, then they’re ok the next.  I know as the days go by, it’s going to get harder for them not to see him,” Lisa said. “All this weighs heavily on me, and I do not want Chris to have to worry about anything right now.  He is our sole financial provider.  We agreed even before we got engaged that if we got married, I would stay home and raise our children.”

The accident may result in financial ruin for Chris Scofield’s family and their small plumbing business, A&S Mechanical of Shelton, with hospital stays, surgeries and rehabilitation ahead. This family just can’t seem to catch a break.

Lisa’s car broke down twice while she rushing to Yale-New Haven Hospital.

How You Can Help

If you’d like to assist the family, here are a couple of ways that you can help: A GoFundMe has been set up and tomorrow, Wednesday, March 29, Orange resident Carol Gloria is opening the bar area of her restaurant La Famiglia Vincenzo, 1573 Boston Post Road, Milford for its popular Guest Bartender event from 6-9 p.m.

Lisa Lion and Laura are Guest Bartending and have the opportunity to serve drinks for a great cause — raising money to help the Scofield family during this difficult time.

Laura and Lisa will be donating their tips to this cause. Come down and show your support. You can even order the drink of the night: a “ScofieldStrong.”









Welcome To La Famiglia Vincenzo, Your New Favorite Restaurant

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Jan 232017

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 1.27.29 PMWhen Orange resident Carol Gloria opened her restaurant La Famiglia Vincenzo at 1573 Boston Post Road, Milford, (across from PC Richard), in 2015, she wanted to offer guests a place to enjoy a quality meal at an affordable price, in a family friendly setting.

La Famiglia Vincenzo features daily specials sure to attract anyone looking for a new favorite hang out.

On some days Gloria welcomes guest bartenders. Any man or woman (of legal age) with the desire and talent is invited to take his or her place behind the bar and share a signature drink. A photo of the guest bartender will be displayed on the wall of the bar too. If you are interested in this opportunity, call Rob (the House Bartender), at 203-951-0585.

The specials are well-received, reasonably priced and surely worth a visit.

Sunday — Brunch 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. $19.99

Monday — 1/2 prices bottles of wine and $8 pizza

Wednesday — $6 Martinis and $6 Meatballs

Thursday — beginning at 5 p.m. Prime Rib Dinner $19.99

Monday – Friday — Happy Hour 3 – 6:30 p.m. reduced drink and appetizer specials

La Famiglia also hosts private parties and special events.

If you’re looking for a nice place to have a birthday party, bridal or baby shower, retirement; graduation; engagement; or office party or have a sports team even, call 203-951-0585 for information on reserving the private room or dining room for your event.

Once you’ve tried La Famiglia Vincenzo, you will sure to come back. The food is delicious and the staff is knowledgable, attentive (without hovering) and absolutely delightful.

A very special event at La Famiglia

A very special event at La Famiglia

Originally published on July 27 @ 6:39 pm

Come To A Masquerade Party With Orange Resident Carol Gloria

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Sep 082016

screen-shot-2016-09-08-at-10-09-16-pmOrange resident Carol Gloria is an amazing event planner and she incorporates fun events into her restaurant business, La Famiglia Vincenzo, 1573 Boston Post Road.

On Friday evening, Sept. 9 she will open the doors to guests for a Masquerade Party at 7 p.m. — Not the Halloween type gathering, rather a New Orleans Style Masquerade party with beads and masks.

A special price fixed menu will be available and (the food is always delicious).

Live entertainment by Paula Pettinella and friends.

Several huge baskets will be raffled off.

For reservations call 203-951-0585.