Sep 172014

DSC01085On Tuesday, Sept. 16, the Orange Visiting Nurse Association (OVNA) hosted a flu clinic at the High Plains Community Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Maria Biondi and another nurse stayed busy giving flu shots and then offering the patients a lollipop.

To learn more about this wonderful community organization visit their table at the Health and Safety Fair at the High Plains Community Center on Friday, Sept. 26, 9:30 a.m. to noon. 





Sep 092014

250px-Orange_CT_town_hallThis week’s meetings include:

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Inland Wetlands Commission at Town Hall 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

OVNA (Orange Visiting Nurse Association) Board of Governors at the Clark Building 8:30 a.m.

Safety and Health Committee in the Case Memorial Library at 9 a.m.

Board of Selectmen at Town Hall 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 11

WPCA (Water Pollution Control Authority) at Town Hall 7 p.m.

Community Services Commission at High Plains Community Center 7:30 p.m.

Sep 072014

thThe American Red Cross will host a blood drive at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road on Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Call today to make an appointment at 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit WWW.redcrossblood.org.

“Please support our community, with the gift of life,” said Paul Leahy of the Red Cross. “Every donation can save up to 3 lives. Every day someone somewhere needs blood. Without dedicated donors like you serving as a vital link between the blood supply and those who need blood, the Red Cross could not carry out its lifesaving mission.”

In order to donate you must be healthy — feel well and be able to perform normal activities.

If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes, healthy also means that you are being treated and the condition is under control.

You must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds.

The Red Cross continually run blood drives..as the need is constant throughout the year. They do declare emergency blood needs around the holidays due to lack of donor flow.

Red blood has a shelf life of 42 days and platelets only 7 days.


Sep 062014

thYouth Services will host its first 7th and 8th grade dance, “Fall Back Into School” on Friday, Sept. 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the High Plains Community Services gym.

Cost of admission is $8 (exact change appreciated).

Reno’s Pizza, snacks, refreshments, music by Hot Roc DJ, and raffle prizes as well.

Parent chaperones welcomed.

If a student has not completed a dance permission slip as of yet, parents can e-mail Youth Services Coordinator John Ulatowski at  [email protected]

May 212014


The Luminaria ceremony from last year.

The Luminaria ceremony from last year.

Come to the High Plains Community Center tonight between 5-8 p.m. for the Relay for Life meeting. 

As the May 31 Relay date approaches, tonight is an important meeting where Team Leaders turn in  their forms and other important materials.

The leaders (George Geane and Debby Davis) are all asking that on the day of Relay every team member brings in three (3) canned items.

The cans will be used to hold down the luminary bags and then they will be donated to the food back in your names. Must be canned items not boxed items

May 172014

Screen shot 2014-04-23 at 10.08.12 AMWith all the chaos that surrounded Peck Place School this year, Parents and administrators had to find inventive ways to make everything work as seamlessly as possible to minimize disruption to the students’ lives.
One annual event that everyone looks forward to is the 5k Road Race, but since the school was out of bounds, organizers had to find an alternative location to make it happen this year.
Jamie Beaudette went before the Board of Selectmen and asked the Park & Rec Commission if the school could use the High Plains Community Center as a starting point and use the certified Chilly Chili Run route for their fundraiser. It was approved without any problems and so, here is the information you need to take part in this great fundraising event.
Here is their notice:
Please join in supporting the Peck Place School by participating in the Second Annual 5k Road Race, Saturday, May 17.   The race/walk starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. with check in/day of event registration starting at 6:30 a.m. at the High Plains Community Center (Orange Fairgrounds) 525 Orange Center Road.
In addition to the race/walk,  we will have many interesting things for children to do and opportunities for everyone to learn about health and wellness.  To register visit www.hiteckracing.com and search by the date — May 17, 2014 — and the race name.  All registered runners/walkers will receive a swag bag complete with a race t-shirt and lots of fantastic items from local sponsors.Pre-Registration:  $25 adults / $10 students
Day of Registration:  $35 adults / $10 students
Street Address of Event: High Plains Community Center, Orange Center Road, Orange CT
Date and Time of Event: May 17, 2014 8:00 am

Originally Published on: Apr 23, 2014 @ 10:08
and on May 15 at 6:08 p.m. 

May 022014

sketcher_french_bulldogAre you ready for a road race? The Cohen and Wolf Cinco De Miles Road Race/Walk is scheduled for Sunday May 4.

Step off for this 5 mile event is at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, at 8:30 a.m.

Registration is $25 in advance and $30 day of the race. Proceeds benefit the Orange Chamber of Commerce.

Register online at active.com or orangectchamber.com.

For more information call 203-795-3328 or e-mail [email protected]

The race will be timed by www.fasttracktiming.com


NOTE: The Chamber did not share any information with Orange Live, we did our research and extracted information from an online flier. 


Originally Published on: Apr 21, 2014 @ 1:49

Feb 042014

Screen shot 2014-01-27 at 8.24.34 PMThe 13th Annual Orange Business & Community Expo is scheduled for Wednesday, June 18 at the High Plains Community Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Orange Economic Development Corporation (OEDC) has announced its major sponsors thus far are:

Gold Sponsors:  Cohen & Wolf; NORTHEAST Electronics Corp; Taylor Rental / Party Plus; and Yale University

Bronze Sponsor:  Bruegger’s Bagels / Jamba Juice

OEDC Director Paul Grimmer said, “We expect to have our 13th consecutive sell out with more than 58 vendors participating in this one-day event and they will be joined by more than 400 visitors throughout the day.”

“While we have barely begun our advertising for this event, the OEDC already has received registrations from 16 Vendors,” Grimmer said. ” Thus, our Booth Countdown has officially begun.”

The cost per booth is $300.  The Expo will provide Food, Networking opportunities, Educational Seminars, Entertainment, and Raffles throughout the day.  Only 40 booths remain.  Don’t get shut out.  Register today on the OEDC Website.


Nov 122013

Relay for LifeThe 2014 BOW Relay For Life will take place at the Orange Fairgrounds May 31 – June 1, and it’s never too early to start getting ready for it.
The Relay chairmen will host their first informational meeting on Monday Nov 18 at 7 p.m. at High Plains Community Center.
Stop in and bring a friend. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to the Relay or a longtime volunteer.
There will be great information on the various committees and help with starting a team.
This is a great time to get a jump on everything. Mark your calendar for Nov. 18.