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Orange Celebrates With The Lighting Of The Menorah

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Dec 062018
 

On Wednesday, Dec. 5, members of the Jewish faith gathered at the High Plains Community Center for a menorah lighting ceremony.

Rabbi Sheya Hecht of Chabad of Orange, welcomed children and adults to the traditional event hailing the start of the Hannukah season.

Selectman Mitchell Goldblatt had the honor of lighting the candles, as he has in past years.

Here are some photos courtesy of Larry Lambert.

 

Veterans Day Ceremony

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Nov 112018
 

Celebrate Veterans Day the right way.
This holiday is not about store sales, it’s for honoring the veterans who fought to secure the freedoms we enjoy every day.
The annual Orange Veterans Day Ceremony will take place at the Veteran’s Walk in front of High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, on Sunday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Bring your children so they can meet the veterans and learn some valuable lessons about why this particular day is so important.

Special Town Meeting Scheduled

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Aug 222018
 

High Plains Community Center

A Special Town Meeting has been scheduled at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, on Wednesday, September 5, at 7:30 p.m.

This meeting is to consider and act on the purchase of property known as 28 Salemme Lane from Orange Land Development Holdings, LLC contingent on the receipt of a grant-in-aid in the amount of $6,143,250.00 from the State of Connecticut.

All residents are encouraged to attend and become more involved in the decision-making process in town.

NOTICE: Amity Budget Referendum

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Apr 252018
 

The Amity Budget Referendum will take place on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at High Plains Community Center from  6  a.m. to 8 p.m.

Pursuant to State Law Absentee Ballots are Available in the Town Clerks Office at Town Hall during normal hours.

 

Town Budget Hearing On Thursday

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Apr 252018
 

The Town Budget Hearing is scheduled for Thursday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m.
The hearing will take place at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road.
Come and listen to what the Finance Committee has been working on and get answers to your questions.

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 Inauguration Ceremony Slated

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Nov 152017
 

The 2017 Town of Orange Inauguration Ceremony will take place at High Plains Community Center on Friday, November 17, 2017, at 2 p.m.

All of Orange’s newly elected officials will be sworn-in for his or her designated term.

All are welcome to attend.

Officers/Civilians To Be Honored At 2016 Police Award Ceremony

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May 172016
 

BEST-POLICE-Patch-EVER-275x300 4.30.39 PMThe Orange Police Department will hold its 2016 Awards Ceremony at High Plains Community Center on Tuesday, May 17, at 7 p.m.

During the past few months, Police Chief Robert Gagne has presented the Police Commission with several award recipients at each meeting along with the reasons for their place on the list. The Commissioners approved each individual that will receive an award.

All are invited, so come down to cheer on those members of the Orange PD and the public who have gone ‘above and beyond.’

Originally Published on: May 14, 2016 @ 19:03

Orange Residents Celebrate Chinese New Year

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Feb 232016
 

Children of Orange’s elementary schools perform the “Dui-Hua” dance.

Children of Orange’s elementary schools perform the “Dui-Hua” dance.

By Jennifer Zhuang

What started out as a mere idea two months ago came to fruition last weekend as the first Chinese New Year celebration was held in the town of Orange.

On Saturday, February 20, almost 400 members of the community came together to ring in the Year of the Monkey. Dressed in traditional Chinese garb, they gathered to watch students and adults alike perform to Chinese songs and to enjoy classic Chinese foods.

The Chinese New Year Festival is the biggest celebration of the year to usher in wealth, abundance, and happiness. Lanterns and words of prosperity decorated the gym of the Community Center, giving off an authentic feel to the experience.

Organizers of the community believe that the event was the first step to promote multiculturalism in the region, so that different nationalities can learn about each other and be exposed to Asian heritage.

The night concluded with a total of 14 performances comprising of dances, songs, kungfu, and classic Chinese instrument. Performances included the artistic “Dui-Hua” dance by children of Orange’s elementary schools, powerful martial-arts exhibits by the students of the Wu Dang Kungfu Academy, gracefully choreographed pieces from the Mulan Art School and Butterfly dancing troop and the Yale Chinese Chorus.

It was a great event to celebrate Asian cultures and to bring to light the growing Asia community within Orange. Attendance was maxed within weeks, but organizers hope in the future that they would be able to plan for a bigger venue and bring more attraction to the event.

According to program coordinators Zehua Xia and Ying Peng, the event was not limited only to those in Orange. “Families from all over Connecticut wanted to come. We were setting an example for many other towns, but we just didn’t have enough room to accommodate them all!”

The entire event was a great success – hopefully the first of many more to come.

VIDEO: Debate – Education Budget

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Oct 292015
 

 

The Orange Chamber of Commerce Hosted a first selectman’s debate at High Plains Community Center on Monday, Oct. 26.

HERE, the two candidates talk about the education budget and schools in town.