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Orange Senior Center Inclement Weather Policy

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Oct 032017
 

An important message from Senior Services Coordinator Dennis Marsh.

With the colder months coming, it is time to cover the Inclement Weather Policy.

If the Orange Elementary schools are closed due to weather then classes at the Orange Senior Center are canceled for that day. If the Orange Elementary schools are delayed and your class is within the delay period then a class is canceled.

If students pay a fee to attend the class then it will be made up at the end of the session. Orange school
closings and delays are reported on WTNH-8 and WTNH-8 will be the official vehicle of notification.

Please be aware Orange is part of the Amity Regional School System and will be posted as Amity. Any question as to whether a class is on, you are encouraged to call the senior center office (203) 891-4784. I encourage all instructors to tell the weather policy to their class at the start of the first class.

I encourage all instructors to tell the weather policy to their class at the start of the first class.

 

Summer Concerts – ♫ Music Under the Stars ♪

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Jul 032017
 

The first of four Summer Concerts in the ♫ Music Under the Stars ♪ series took place on the Orange Fairgrounds before a record crowd last Thursday evening.

The bands are brought to you by Orange Community Services and the Orange Economic Development Corporation through the generous donations of several sponsors.

The concerts all are family friendly and free to everyone.

Come out on July 13, for 60’s “Satisfaction” at 6:30 p.m. Visit the Farmers’ Market first, open from 3:30 p.m. to 7 pm.

The third concert will be “Fools on the Hill” on August 10 with a rain date of August 17. “Fools on the Hill” is a Beatles Tribute band that is sure to please.

For the fourth concert, Dennis Marsh is working on an 80’s Band to perform on Sept 7. More details will be released when the plans are finalized.

Orange Took on the Cape and Made It!

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May 192016
 

Screen Shot 2016-05-19 at 7.19.20 PMDennis Marsh and Denise Stein of Orange Community Services assembled a team to take on Ragnar Cape Cod, a 200 mile Relay Race.

The team of 12 started in Hull MA, on Friday May 13 at 8:30 a.m. and ran to Provincetown MA.

“We arrived at the Pilgrim Memorial on Saturday, May 14 at 5:30 p.m. We completed the run in 33 hours, 1 hour ahead of our expected time,” Marsh said. “The run raised more than $3,000 for the Town of Orange Emergency Fuel Bank and Food Pantry.”

Also on the team were Aubry Monahan, John DeMarsilis, Antea DeMarsilis, Christine Kratz, Emily Hayes, Chris Gates, Bridget Gates, Alyssa Couden, Amanda Keeler, and Michael Mariano of Center of Balance gym. Center of Balance is a premiere training facility here in Orange.

Mike was instrumental in preparing the team for the challenge that the team would face.

Screen Shot 2016-05-19 at 7.17.13 PMMarsh and Stein Thank Center of Balance and all of their sponsors:

Gold Level: Yale New Haven & State Affairs, Lions Club of Orange, Orange Rotary Club

Silver Level: Cody White, F&W Equipment, Orange Fence, Stein Beck Family, People’s United Bank

Bronze Level: Bob’s Discount Furniture, Advance Spine & Sport, Puerto Vallarta, Orange Visiting Nurses Association, Law office of Floman DePaola, Birmingham Family, Consiglio Family, Cretella Family, Gentile Family, George Family, Hudgens Family, Maley Family, Moule Family, and Pol Family.

“And thank you to all our sponsors at the Friends level,” Marsh said. 

Orange to take on Cape Cod – 200 Miles or Bust — It’s Not Too Late To Donate

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May 102016
 

Dennis Marsh and Denise Stein during the 2016 Chilly Chili Run

Dennis Marsh and Denise Stein during the 2016 Chilly Chili Run

Great people have tackled great obstacles. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the top of Mount Everest, while Robert Peary is generally credited as being first to visit the North Pole. Of course we all know that Neil Armstrong was the first to set foot on the moon.

Well, Orange is going to tackle our own insurmountable task. Denise Stein and Dennis Marsh will co-captain of the Orange Community Services Ragnar Team to run the Cape Cod race on May 13-14, 2016. Ragnar is a 200 mile relay race.

Each team is made up of 12 runners. Each runner will run 3 legs of the relay. The legs vary in distance from 3 to 12 miles.

Marsh said, “We will run all day Friday, all night long, and all day Saturday. We will not stop until we reach the end of the Cape. I want to invite you to be a part of the Orange Community Services team. We are inviting the entire community to show its support! We are looking for runners and sponsors. Proceeds raised from the Orange team will go to the Town of Orange Community Assistance Fund.”

This fund is the Town’s Emergency Fuel Bank and Food Pantry that helps residents in need. We have 3 levels of sponsorship: Gold Level for $500, Silver Level for $250, or Bronze Level $100. But let’s be honest, all dollar donations and any form of support is welcomed.

“This venture is a wonderful opportunity to spread the word about our wonderful Town of Orange. Show your support for Team Orange when we take on the Cape, 200 Miles or Bust!” Marsh said.

For further information or questions, please contact Dennis Marsh, Senior Services Coordinator at (203) 891-4784 or e-mail dmarsh@orange-ct.gov. You also may speak to Denise Stein, Elderly Outreach/Municipal Agent (203) 891-4787 or e-mail dstein@orange-ct.gov.

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Originally published on Feb. 22 @ 2:43 p.m. 

Second Publishing on: Mar 11, 2016 @ 08:37

Let’s “Do Lunch” at the Orange Senior Center

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Aug 112015
 

dennis marshThe Orange Senior Center at High Plains, 525 Orange Center Road, offers something for everyone, including a hot meal at lunchtime  Mondays through Fridays sponsored by the Elderly Nutrition Program of New Haven.

A reservation and donation are requested, call 203-891-4765 to reserve your spot.

Click HERE for August’s Menu.

 

There’s A New Notary In Town

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Sep 112014
 

NOTARYpublicLogoHave you ever needed something notarized, but think it’s a hassle to find someone authorized to do it for you?

Maybe you don’t go to Town Hall that often, or you’re just not sure about which notary can complete the task on your schedule.

Well, here’s some good news for those who frequent the High Plains Community Center. Senior Services Coordinator Dennis Marsh has earned the right to conduct the duties of a Notary Public for the State of CT.

So if you need anything notarized you can come to the senior center for this free service.

Be aware that Marsh will follow the policy and procedures as established by the common practices of the other town notaries. Which means, he will decline to notarize anything that requires him to make a judgement call as to the requestor’s competency such as wills and living wills.

“I can notarize your signature,” Marsh said. “So feel free to come down if you need something notorized.”

Lions Serve, Seniors Cut A Rug at Annual Picnic

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Aug 202014
 

Members of the Orange Lions Club helped serve dinner and the two-man band Good 2 Go entertained at the annual Senior Cookout under the Pavillion on Tuesday night.

Everyone seemed to have a good time, enjoying their meals,  and cake and dancing to the “oldies.”

Nice job, Dennis Marsh, on getting this together after a brief shower led to its postponement from last week.

 

 

Nice Job, Dennis and Summer Concert Sponsors

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Aug 082013
 

Cruz Machine

Cruz Machine

When Dennis Marsh first announced that he had arranged for three summer concerts sponsored by the Orange Community Services, Maplewood of Orange, the OVNA, Geico Insurance, the Urgent Care Center, and the Congregation Or Shalom, many residents were taken by surprise.

This was a nice way of several organizations coming together to give residents a place to go on a Wednesday night without costing the town a dime.

Marsh found three little known bands, that turned out to be very good.

On June 26, we heard classic rock music with Wango Tango, then last month on July 17 the country band Bourbon Cowboys from Milford took the stage. Each left an impression, but this week’s band Cruz Machine, a classic rock band from Coventry, which is known in the western part of the state may just have earned some new fans.

With singer Ashly Cruz rocking out the lead vocals on classic hits by Led Zeppelin, Pat Benatar, Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin and more. The band also performed original songs in their two sets. Ashly’s strong raspy voice and dramatic stage presence help make Cruz Machine a band to remember here in Orange.

So thumbs up to Dennis Marsh for going that extra mile, getting all the sponsors together and finding these bands to entertain us all summer.