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Lebanon Towne Militia In Orange Today

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Jul 142018
 

Members of the Lebanon Towne Militia, a Revolutionary War Reenactment Group, has set up camp at the Orange Historical Society’s Bryan-Andrew House, 131 Old Tavern Road today, Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Today, the Militia embraces 18th-century military camp life, crafts and occupations of the period, and recreates the life of the colonial militiaman and his family.

The encampment will feature spinning, cooking, and other colonial crafts.

“We’re excited about this event,” said Ginny Reinhard, president of the Orange Historical Society. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the earliest days of our country in a fun and entertaining way.”

Originally formed in the 18th century to defend the town of Lebanon, Connecticut, in 1775 at the beginning of the American Revolution, the Lebanon Militia Company saw service at Breed’s Hill and the Battle of Boston.

A colonial militia operated like an army but its members were not professional soldiers and did not wear uniforms. Colonial militia laws required every able-bodied male citizen to participate and to provide his own arms. These men composed the bulk of the
armies that eventually won independence.

The Lebanon Towne Militia was disbanded in 1776, with some members becoming part of the 6th Company of the Continental Line, and others supporting the war from their farms.

Parking for this event, which is free, is available at the High Plains Community Center on the grassy field to the right of building with a free shuttle bus running to and from the Bryan-Andrew House.

Don’t Forget, The Orange Business and Community Expo Is On Wednesday, June 6

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Jun 062018
 

The 16th Annual Orange Business and Community Expo will take place on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange. The event is free and open to the public.

Registration in advance is appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome.  Each attendee will receive a visitor’s badge, welcome bag, and event program. 

To register, call 203-891-1045 or register online at www.orangeedc.com/events_activities.

Business owners, their employees, and local residents can look forward to networking, product demonstrations, activities, raffles, and food trucks.  Check our website for more information and our full vendor list at www.orangeedc.com/events_activities.

As a separate event in addition to the Expo, a One-on-One Speed Networking event is taking place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to Expo opening.  This will be a fun and effective way to make connections.  Rob Thomas (ROBTHOMASCT), professional networking coach, will be the moderator.  Seating is limited and registration is required.  Cost is $15 per person and includes goodie bag, refreshments and raffle entry.

Following the Expo, the Orange Chamber of Commerce together with Eli’s Restaurant will host a Business After Hours event under the Pavilion at High Plains Community Center. See the Orange Chamber booth for details.

Many thanks to our sponsors: Gold: Cohen and Wolf, NORTHEAST Electronics Corporation, Orange Economic Development Commission, Taylor Rental/Party Plus and The Shops at Yale; Bronze: Connex Credit Union, Statefarm Insurance, ShopRite, All American Waste, Subway; Pewter: The Eagle Leasing Company and Hurwitz, Sagarin, Slossberg and Knuff. Event Bags: Colonial Properties.

For more information, call the Orange Economic Development Corporation at 203-891-1045 or visit the website at OrangeEDC.com/events_acivities.

Everyone Is Welcome To A Family Show and Menorah Lighting on Wednesday

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Dec 132017
 

Hanukkah “The Festival of Lights” 2017 begins on Tuesday evening, Dec. 12 and ends on the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 20.

Traditionally, the first candle on the menorah is lit at nightfall on the first day of the holiday, but, in Orange, everyone in the Tri-town (Bethany, Orange and Woodbridge) community is invited to a Glow In The Dark Chanukah (choose whichever spelling you like) celebration at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, on Wednesday, Dec. 13.

The celebration begins in the gymnasium at 4:45 p.m. with a Glow-In-The-Dark show with Eric Girardi of Bending Gravity Entertainment.

At 5:15 p.m. everyone will head outside for the Menorah Lighting. (In case of inclement weather the lighting will be moved indoors — the forecast calls for dry but frigid weather). Students of Or Shalom, Temple Emanuel and Chabad Hebrew Schools will light the Menorah.

This will be followed by Chanukah treats.

For more information, contact Bluma Hecht at info@chabadow.org

Orange Business and Community Expo at High Plains June 10

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Jun 102015
 

Screen Shot 2015-05-14 at 3.17.56 PMThe Orange Economic Development Corporation will be hosting the 14th Annual Orange Business and Community Expo on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange. The Expo is free and open to the public.  Spread the word to all your friends, family, co-workers.

Start the day by signing up at the Welcome Center to receive your bag of goodies, sign up for a series of informative seminars and participate in the blood drive, then continue your day by enjoying food samples from various restaurants such as Eli’s of Orange, Chips, Coromandel, Smoothie King, Julia’s Bakery and buy a bag of Kettle Korn by Elm City for the ride home. 

Returning this year, for kids of all ages, will be an Animal Exhibit by Beardsley Zoo.  Also for the adults we have networking with 56 other business vendors including but not limited to Beirne Wealth Consulting, Connecticut Basement Systems, Crunch Fitness, Farmers Insurance, Frontier Communication, Gutter Toppers, Lemay Motors, Life Line Nursing, Statefarm Insurance Agent Kevin Piscitelli and Orange Visiting Nurse Association.   A Business After Hours event hosted by the Chamber of Commerce  will follow the Expo.  Details at the Chamber of Commerce booth.

We couldn’t do it without help from our Sponsors. A list of current Sponsors includes:  Signature:The United Illuminating Company; Gold: University of New Haven, Northeast Electronics Corporation, Yale University, Cohen and Wolf and Orange Economic Development Commission.

Please call the Orange Economic Development Corporation office at (203) 891-1045 for more information or visit the OEDC website at OrangeEDC.com/expo.htm.

SmartLiving Center Hosts Free Seminar on Solar Energy Sept. 5

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Aug 282013
 

Smartliving CenterThe UI SmartLiving Center, 297 Boston Post Road, is offering free informational energy saving seminars starting on Thursday, Sept. 5 from 6 – 7 p.m. with “Solar For Your Home” presented by Brendan Smith, a Systems Designer with Sunlight Solar Energy.

Learn the basics of how solar energy works — find out if solar is the right option for you.

Learn how solar can be more affordable by incorporating weatherization and energy efficiency upgrades in your home.

Gain valuable knowledge from experts on the correct size system for your home based on your energy needs.

The following topics will be covered during the seminar:

• State and federal incentives

• New solar financing options available to homeowners

• Detailed explanation of both grid-tied solar electric systems and solar hot water systems.

Register by calling 203-799-0460