Letter: Foyer Thanks Carnival Volunteers

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Aug 132014

Volunteers working in the main food tent

Volunteers working in the main food tent

To all Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival Volunteers:


A most sincere thank you to all the people who helped make this year’s Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival a huge success.


This annual fundraiser, the largest for this volunteer fire association, could not run each year without the many dedicated volunteers who work day and night over weeks and months for this event.  From the volunteers who worked selling raffle tickets, to the volunteers who prepped and cooked the food, to those who manned the food tents, and to all the public works employees who set up and broke down the carnival.  This whole event runs on the backs of its volunteers.


Without our volunteers the carnival could not have been the success it was.  Thank you for your continued support and dedication.  OVF volunteers – you’re the best!  See you next year.




Donald Foyer

Carnival Chairman

Orange Lions Glowball Golf Tournament Fundraiser Planned

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May 262014

glowgolfThe Orange Lions Club is looking forward to warmer weather and their annual Glow Ball Golf Tournament.

The fundraiser is planned for Friday, June 6 (rain date, Saturday, June 8) at the Orchards Golf Course in Milford where nighttime golf with glow-in-the-dark golf balls have become a favorite among locals.

Entry fee is $100 per golfer and includes a shirt, glow ball, food and drinks and prizes.

The evening starts off at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road for food and drinks at 6 p.m.

Then off to the golf course for shot gun start at 8:30 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded, and drinks will be served at 11 p.m.

The format includes a 4 person scramble; closest to the pin contest, low gross and putting contest.

Space is limited, so register by May 23.

For tickets, call Ron Ruotolo 203-996-0989 or Nick Bencivengo 203-901-9062.

All proceeds benefit the Orange Lions Club Charities.


Originally Published on: Apr 17, 2014 @ 8:40

Published again on: May 14, 2014 @ 8:15


Did You Buy Your Prom Tickets Yet? It Will Be Amazing!

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Oct 082013

Don't forget to buy your prom tickets!

Don’t forget to buy your prom tickets!

The Church of the Good Shepherd is proud to announce the receipt of a $500 community grant from Wal-Mart in support of its numerous community outreach programs, especially the Shepherd’s Table which feeds more than 100 area residents each week. “This grant is one of many exciting donations we have recently received from local businesses in support of our upcoming Gala on Saturday, Oct. 19, said The Reverend Ann Ritonia, Rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd, 680 Racebook Road, Orange.

“We are so grateful to our community and area businesses for the support they have extended to this year’s gala,” said Chairman Kathie Bellis of Woodbridge. “We look forward to hosting another fabulous event with the New York Dinner Theater on Saturday, Oct. 19 in the beautiful ballroom of Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church.”

Ballroom doors open at 6 p.m. Corsages and boutonnieres will be sold at the door. During the cocktail hour, guests will enjoy a Silent Auction, Chinese Auction, and Prom Portraits.

Tickets are available for $75 per person. Guests will enjoy the New York Dinner Theater’s hilarious audience participation comedy, “The Amazing 70s Prom.”  The evening will begin with a Silent Auction and cocktail hour that will include unlimited beer, wine and soda, as well as a reasonably priced cash bar, including a signature 70s Tequila Sunrise Punch.

During intermission, there will be a Live Auction that includes Packer/Giant tickets; Red Sox Tickets; a Tag Hauer Watch; Steuben Glass Bowl; a week in a breathtaking cabin In Maine, and much more.

To order tickets, make a donation and/or place an advertisement in this year’s program booklet, please call the Church of the Good Shepherd @ 203-795-6577, visit us on Facebook or order online @ www.thegoodshepherdorangect.org.

Audience Participation!

In this hilarious audience participation comedy, you will step into a world of laughter and fun. You can be part of the show or simply sit back and enjoy the antics.

“At this year’s prom, everyone will be treated like royalty.  Every guest recognized as either a King or Queen. Whether you’re attending prom for the first time or reliving a memory, we promise a great time! No curfew, no chaperons and you’re old enough to drink responsibly,” Bellis  said.


After Doc’s Race, Everyone Has To Cool Down For A While

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Jul 022013

Hungry runners gather around in the pavilion to get a slice of pizza

Hungry runners gather around in the pavilion to get a slice of pizza

Sunday’s Doc’s Race was a huge success according to organizers. Although some runners were heard saying they wished it has stepped off earlier than 10 a.m., as they crossed the finish line drenched in sweat from the oppressive humidity, everyone had a wonderful time.

After the runners crossed the finish line, the first at 16:41 and the final participant at 54:37 everyone headed over to the pavilion for orange slices, juice, water, bread, pizza, massages and well deserved rest.

They checked their posted times and then waited for the trophy presentation.

Here are a few photos from this part of the event. See more photos at the Orange Live Facebook page.

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Peck and Post Plaza Hosts Fall Block Party to Benefit Breast Cancer Foundation

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Sep 232012

The Peck & Post Plaza

Looking for a fun way to spend the evening and raise money for a good cause? The merchants at Peck and Post Plaza, 547 Boston Post Road in Orange have rallied together and are hosting an outdoor Fall Block Party on Friday evening, Sept. 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to raise money for the Breast Cancer Emergency Aid Foundation

Enjoy this wonderful weather that is upon us with fun group dance lessons courtesy of Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Orange. Absolute Tan will be participating by inviting the public inside their salon to give the new state of the art tanning beds a try.  Also, new merchant, Oregano Joe’s Pizza, will be offering up soda and slices of their delicious pizza to try out at a nominal cost.

Topping things off will be a live DJ courtesy of Orange Ale House and Absolute Tan who will spin tunes and add to the festivities.

“So many lives have been touched by Breast Cancer that we wanted to do something to show our support for the courageous women who battle this disease,”  said coordinator Chris Sabourin, owner of Fred Astaire Dance Studio.

Sabourin, who also is a Nurse Practitioner at Yale said, “Many of my patients and students are breast cancer survivors who enjoy the fun and health benefits of dance. We thought this Fall Block Party will be a great way to kick off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, have fun and raise some money for this worthy organization that assists women and their families with financial support while they are battling with Breast Cancer.”

Stop in on Friday. The first 50 people who register will receive a free goody bag and raffle ticket for a nice assortment of prizes.

For more information call Katrina at 203-795-5200