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.

Nov 102013

A woman carries a large box of paperwork to be shredded at High Plains on Saturday.

A woman carries a large box of paperwork to be shredded at High Plains on Saturday.

When it comes to getting something for nothing, who wouldn’t want to take advantage of the opportunity?

On Saturday, hundreds of residents did just that. The Orange Recycling Committee and Orange Rotary Club teamed up to offer a secure DOCUMENT SHREDDING event in the parking lot in front of High Plains Community Center from 9 am. to noon.

Residents were invited to bring any confidential papers that they wouldn’t want to fall into an unscrupulous strangers hands, such as pay stubs or any items with social security numbers, bank account numbers of credit card information.

ProShred™ Security brought its truck in for the event. Recycling Committee Chairman Mitch Goldblatt said he arrived at 8:30 a.m. followed by the truck at 8:45 a.m. “I helped him park and settle in and we turned around and there already were 20 people in line,” he said. “People had car loads of stuff, and I thought we’d be overwhelmed. We’ve been steady all day and people are still coming in (at 10:30 a.m.).”

Residents took this opportunity seriously, cleaning out their attics, basements, junk drawers and file cabinets to dispose of any paperwork that could put them in danger of identity theft. A small screen on the side of the truck shows the inside compartment where the papers are shredded.

The scraps are then transported to a recycling facility.

Goldblatt said all of the cardboard boxes in which people brought their papers were broken down and recycled through the Orange Transfer Station.

For further information, please e-mail [email protected].



Nov 082013

Screen shot 2013-11-08 at 9.33.11 AMOrange Recycling Committee Chairman Mitch Goldblatt reminds all Orange residents that the document shredding event sponsored by the Rotary Club of Orange will take place on Saturday, on Nov. 9.  “We certainly hope that residents, who have important personal and confidential documents that should be shredded, will take advantage of this free opportunity to help prevent identity theft while recycling the paper,” he said.

This FREE offering for Orange residents will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon on in the  front parking lot of High Plains Community Center. Residents will be able to watch their documents being destroyed to ensure safe disposal and peace of mind. All shredding will then be recycled in accordance with state and municipal laws.

The event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Orange. Community Services Chair for the Rotary Club, Baxter Walsh, said, “The Rotary Club is pleased to sponsor this recycling event for town residents and support this event organized by the Recycling Committee as part of its effort to recycle waste paper.”

The shredding will be done by by ProShred™ Security, a licensed and bonded company that offers state of the art shredding trucks capable of destroying thousands of pounds of documents per hour. The paper is shredded on-site and then delivered to a local recycling facility to be turned into new paper products.

This is the perfect time to clean out personal and confidential documents that you no longer need and shred and recycle them safely. Members of Orange’s Recycling Committee and Rotary Club will be on hand Nov. 9 to help with this town event.

For further information, please e-mail [email protected].

Nov 012013

peanuts1970s2-08“There’s that cute little red-headed girl eating her lunch over there. I wonder what she would do if I went over and asked her if I could sit and have lunch with her?” — Charlie Brown

You don’t have to worry about with whom you will sit like Charlie Brown if you bring a group of friends to the Orange Players’ production of “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” at the High Plains Community Center 525 Orange Center Road (Rt. 152) on Nov. 1 or 2.

The show begins at 8:00 p.m. with the doors opening at 7:15 each night.

Cabaret seating, bring your own food and beverage of choice (NO SET-UPS PROVIDED)

Tickets are $20 each. Call the box office at 203 988-5335 and visit our website at www.orangeplayers.net

The show is directed by Kevin Miller with Will Duchon as musical director.

For information, call Marianne Miller at (203) 795-3906 or e-mail [email protected] 

“Orange Players is one of the oldest continually running community theater organizations! We need your support to continue. We also have sponsorships available,” Miller said.


Originally Published on: Oct 07, 2013 @ 1:31

Oct 212013

IMG_8392The Orange Visiting Nurses Association will have a Flu Clinic at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Appointments are required for this Clinic, call 203-891-4752 for an appointment.

Insurances that are accepted are Medicare, Anthem BC/BS, ConnectiCare, Aetna, and Medicaid.

No insurance? Private pay cost is $35.

Don’t forget to bring your insurance card and wear short sleeves.

You will come in and fill out a form, then receive your vaccination.

The stack of completed forms from one station at last Thursday's Clinic.

The stack of completed forms from one station at last Thursday’s Clinic.