Here Are Upcoming OVNA Flu Clinics

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Oct 152018

Get Your Flu Shot!

The Orange Visiting Nurse Association will host the following Flu Clinics at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 1-3 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

No appointments necessary.

Please remember to bring your insurance card and wear short sleeves.
Accepted insurances: Medicare, Anthem/Blue Cross, Aetna, and Connecticare — except at the Nov. 5 clinic. 

Amity Varsity Sports Schedules for Oct. 15-19

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Oct 152018

Many of the Amity High School Sports teams, including Football, Girls Swimming and Diving, Field Hockey, Boys and Girls Soccer, and Girls Volleyball, are performing exceptionally this season.

Following is this week’s Varsity Sports schedule of events for both home and away games.

Monday, Oct. 15

Boys Soccer vs Hamden HOME at Amity at 3:45 p.m. (Postponed to Oct. 24)

Field Hockey vs Shelton HOME at Amity at 4 p.m. (Postponed to Oct. 16)

Girls Soccer vs Foran Away at Foran High School at 6 p.m. (On as scheduled)

Girls Volleyball vs Guilford Away at Guilford High School at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Girls Swimming and Diving vs Daniel Hand HOME location and time TBA

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Boys Soccer (PPD from last week) at Fred Wolfe Park, Orange at 3:45 p.m.

Girls Soccer vs Cheshire HOME at Amity at 3:45 p.m.

Girls Volleyball vs East Lyme HOME at Amity at 6 p.m.

Field Hockey vs Lyman Hall Away at Lyman Hall at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 18

Boys Cross Country SCC Championships Away location TBA at 1:30 p.m.

Girls Cross Country SCC Championship Away location and time TBA

Girls Soccer vs Jonathan Law Away at Lawmen Stadium 4:30 p.m.

[The Amity Hall of Fame Dinner takes place at 5:30 p.m. in Orange]

Friday, Oct. 19

Boys Soccer vs Guilford HOME at Amity at 3:45 p.m.

Football vs Notre Dame-West Haven Away at Veteran’s Stadium at 7 p.m.

Girls Swimming and Diving vs Cheshire HOME location and time TBA

Girls Volleyball vs Lauralton Hall Away at Lauralton Hall at 5:30 p.m.

Obituary: Michael Monroe, 31, Beloved Husband of Caroline Monroe

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Oct 142018

Michael William Monroe, 31, was killed in a car accident on September 25, 2018 while on his honeymoon in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Michael made the world a better place with his kindness and sense of humor and will be missed dearly by those who knew him.

Michael leaves behind his beloved wife, Caroline of Orange, parents Charles and Laura Monroe of Akron, OH, sister Caroline Monroe (Nhut Diep) of San Francisco, and his extended Braaksma-McKenna family around the country.

Michael was born and raised in Akron. After graduating from Copley High School in 2005, he earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He trained as a teacher outside Madison and later worked with at-risk students in East Haddam and Hartford, and with autistic adults and youth at Vista Life Innovations in southern Connecticut.

Michael was a kind and loving man, with a witty sense of humor who always had a friendly smile or joke for everyone. In high school, he was very active at Bath United Church of Christ in the youth group and in their Brass Choir. At Copley High School, Michael was on the swim team and played doubles tennis with his lifetime best friend, Nick Hatch. Michael joyfully played trumpet in his high school band and with the University of Wisconsin Marching Band.

Michael was deeply compassionate and with a passion to help those who struggled, which led to his career choices. While in Madison, he volunteered for a community center in Madison and worked at the YMCA as a summer camp counselor and coach. His passions later took him to Connecticut to teach young adults with autism, which is where he met Caroline, the love of his life.

He enjoyed all sports (especially Wisconsin Badger football) and could be found at blockbuster on opening day for every superhero movie. Michael doted on his adopted terrier Monty and lovingly welcomed an Australian Shepherd named Milo when he met Caroline.

After marrying during the summer of 2017 along the shore of Lake Michigan, Michael and Caroline saved for a year for their dream trip to Ireland and loved their time there among its beautiful people and landscapes. The accident occurred in Northern Ireland, and the people there, especially the bereavement group Life After, did everything they could to help Caroline, her mother Aileen McKenna, and brother, Will Braaksma, cope with the tragedy.

For all the support provided by the people of Northern Ireland, our families are very grateful. Michael’s life was enriched and touched by so many amazing people in Ohio, Wisconsin, and Connecticut. We can’t thank them all, but they are in our hearts.

A celebration of life service will be planned for a later date. Those wishing to contribute in his memory are encouraged to make a donation to the Life After Organization of Northern Ireland or choose a favorite charity serving an important need in your local community.

Another Successful Shredding Day In Orange

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Oct 142018

On Saturday, Oct. 13, The Orange Recycling Committee hosted its annual paper shredding and mattress recycling event from 9 a.m. to noon at High Plains Community Center which was generously funded by the Rotary Club of Orange. At the same time, the Orange Community Women had a FUNDrive for Clothes and Household Items under the pavilion on the fairgrounds.

The clothing, shoes, towels, electronics, toys and games, kitchen items, sporting goods, and other items the OCW collected were brought to Savers on the Boston Post Road. This donation will help support many community projects. This year, they filled about 9 SUVs with your donations.

After the morning showers stopped, the women stood by the vehicles and told Orange Live how much they appreciate the generosity of everyone who stopped by and donated so many useful items this year.

Orange Recycling Committee Chairman Mitch Goldblatt called this the ultimate recycling event.

“We took in 17 mattresses, which will be torn apart and the wood will be used in some way, the metal springs will be recycled, the padding will be shredded and be recycled into something else, through the Bye Bye Mattress Program,” Goldblatt said. “We broke down all the cardboard boxes and gathered up the plastic bags, they’re being brought to the transfer station and recycled.”

Once again, Orange resident Joe Johnston, who owns Affordable Solutions, brought his truck for the on-site paper shredding service. He estimated that he’d shredded about 8.5 tons of paper that morning.

This is the seventh time the Recycling Committee has offered this service free of charge to Orange residents. All they ask for in return is that residents show their appreciation by donating to the Orange Rotary Scholarship Fund. Rotarians were on hand to collect donations and helped unload cars and broke down boxes all morning long.



OPEN HOUSE: 4 Bedroom Home Close To Everything

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Oct 142018

Are you looking for a nice family home in Orange? Stop by 233 Hemlock Hill Road today between 2-4 p.m.
This house has had a lot of new upgrades in 2018! The total value of upgrade projects is around $58.5K, which include: $15k for installation of brand new energy efficient windows for the entire house. Refinished hardwood floor and new painting throughout; $10K for the upgraded bathroom; $3K for finished new workout basement; $4K for the upgraded well system; $11K for installation of water/flood prevention system at basement; $7K for removing trees from the backyard.
Within the 1,822 sqft, you will find 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, refinished new hardwood floor, newly finished basement, central air-conditioning, and a sunroom. It has a large backyard. Perfect location in the town of Orange. Set on a 0.69-acre lot in a very quiet and peaceful neighborhood.
Features include: kitchen with new appliances and eat in area, formal living room, family room (office), dining room, total 10 rooms; two fireplaces; new hardwood floors, finished walkout basement. A lot of storage space, Sunroom, side porch, large backyard, two-car garage, wide driveway, convenient to all major highways and train station, close to orange community center/swimming pool, schools, library, Yale University, and Costco, Home Depot etc. “
Listed for $375,000

Open House: Beautiful Move In Ready Ranch With Hardwood Floors, finished Basement And A Workshop

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Oct 142018

In the market for a beautiful family home that you can move into right away? Check out this open house at 536 Dogwood Road in Orange with 1,468 sqft of living space, three bedrooms, two bathrooms. Take a tour from 12:00-1:30 p.m.

This ranch style brick home is not only beautiful but unique! Enjoy first level living with the option to go downstairs to your complete finished basement with a wood burning fireplace and bar, perfect for cozy gatherings.
Equally inviting is the living room complete with gleaming hardwood floors and yet another fireplace for relaxing on winter nights. Central air for comfort in the summertime.
The master bedroom, master bath and sitting room/office complete with a second private trex deck for ultimate relaxation all were remodeled in 2014.
That’s not all, a large fenced in trex deck surrounds the above ground pool and manicured level yard, perfect for entertaining during those warm summer months.
The 2 car garage has been converted into a HEATED garage/workshop with cabinetry and a separate entrance.
Located in Amity’s award-winning school district, minutes from Yale, Rt 15 and I-95. This home checks all the boxes for year-round enjoyment. Offered for $360,000.

Orange Chamber Welcomes the International Vein Clinic To Town

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Oct 132018

The International Vein Clinics (IVC) recently opened its latest location at 236 Boston Post Road, right here in Orange.  The other seven offices are throughout Connecticut, Jamaica, and Dubai.  They are here to provide exceptional care to the residents of Orange and the surrounding towns. Physician Assistant Ann-Marie Williams and her supporting staff, Medical Assistant Gina Orts, and Registered Vascular Technician Rachel Piro care for patients.

IVC is the sister company of The Vascular Experts. The expertise and patient-focused care are carried over by all the providers who are board-certified. 

As an accredited vascular lab, the office is able to provide same day ultrasound studies which will allow for faster diagnosis and treatment in the continuity of care. The personalized treatment plans are performed in the office including vein closures, varicose vein removal and injections for spider veins. 

Everyone deserves healthy attractive legs! Call 203-290-6080 to make an appointment.

Football: Don’t Underestimate The Amity Spartans

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Oct 132018

Photo by Ernie Goodwin

The Amity Spartans football team hasn’t gotten, nor earned much credit for several years, but now, under the leadership of new Head Coach Craig Bruno and Asst. Coach John Johnson, the boys are more than impressive this year.

Fans had grown used to leaving games disappointed more often than not, but so far this season, Amity has seen more victories than defeats, starting with Harding on Sept. 7, W 26-8; Hillhouse, Sept 21, W 27-18; Wilbur Cross, Sept. 27, W 27-12; and today’s tremendous shut-out in New Milford Oct. 13, W 36-0. The Spartans’ only loss was to Foran on Sept. 14. L 8-21.

We don’t have much information on today’s game, except that at halftime Amity was leading New Milford 29-0.

As stated above, the Spartans shut out the Green Wave 36-0.

Records: Amity 4-1, New Milford 0-5

Amity is on the road again next week, a little closer to home, going up against Notre Dame-West Haven (3-2) at Veteran’s Stadium on Friday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m.

Orange Republicans Host Comedy Show Fundraiser

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Oct 132018

Join the Orange Republican Town Committee for a Fundraising “Comedy Show” at St. Barbara Hall, 480 Racebrook Road, Orange on Friday, October 19 at 7 p.m.

Republican candidates attending to date are Themis Klarides (114th). Pam Staneski (State Senate), Kathy Kennedy (119th), Charlie Ferraro (117th), Joe Markley (Lt. Governor),  Kurt Miller (Comptroller) and Matt Corey (U.S. Senate).

Come and enjoy a night of fun-filled comedy with Pat Oates, Mel Vs, and E J Murphy!

Pat Oates has been performing all over New England for more than 10 years and is a regular on WPLR’s the Chaz & AJ morning show. Mel Vs is a favorite of audiences across the Northeast and is currently the founder and host of the Comedy Cocktail Hour in Simsbury. EJ Murphy is a Vermont native and has built a reputation as one of the Northeast’s funniest comedy acts. They will keep you laughing long after the show is over.

Enjoy cabaret-style seating, and reserve a table for you and your friends. BYOB, bring your own snacks and/or appetizers will make your night complete! There will be a large assortment of themed raffle baskets plus coffee and dessert will be provided.

The cost is $40 per person and advance ticket sales are a must. Tickets can be purchased by calling 203-795-9651 or 203-795-4619 or go online at www.orangectrepublicans.com

It will be a fun-filled and eventful night! You don’t want to miss this one!!

Pre-Election Cocktail Party Planned

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Oct 132018

The Orange Democratic Town Committee will host a pre-election cocktail party at Biagetti’s Restaurant, 77 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 6-8 p.m.

Local and Statewide Candidates will be in attendance.

Cost is $50 per person and includes • Cash Bar • Passed Hors D’oeuvres • Carving Station • Pasta Station

RSVP to Jen Alfaro by calling 203-623-5693 or e-mail alfarofamily2001@gmail.com.

Send checks to 38 Skyview Road, Orange