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.

Apr 252013

Expo_CallOutFor the past 3 years, I have participated in the Orange Business and Community Expo (Last year as Orange Live). It’s a great place to meet local business owners to meet the public.

Spaces are filling up quickly, so if you haven’t registered yet, why not do it today?

Here is the latest press release from the Orange Economic Development Corporation:

The Orange Economic Development Corporation will host the 12th Annual Orange Business and Community Expo on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For the second year, the Expo will be held at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange.  Paul Grimmer, Executive Director stated, “Last year we received many positive comments regarding the new venue.  We had a significant increase in public attendance.  The public access and central location definitely helped to spur increased visitations to this one-day event.”

Exhibitor space is limited to 56 booths. Seventy eight percent of booth space is sold out at this time.  Exhibitor Booths are reasonably priced at $300–all exhibitors will be provided with an 8 foot booth space with pipe and drape, linen topped table, and 1 chair.

Exhibitors will have their business information listed in the Expo Program Book, marketing materials placed in Welcome Bags, company name listed in OrangeLife Magazine (sign-up by May 10th), and activities.

Electricity, which is very limited, may be provided for an additional $100.  Once again, exhibitors will be able to sell their products on-site. This is especially advantageous to home based businesses that sell directly to the public.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor, you may register on-line at the OEDC website, OrangeEDC.com/expo.htm or call the OEDC office at (203) 891-1045.

If you cannot participate in the Expo this year, your business can still have a presence.  For just $75, we will include your marketing materials in the Expo Welcome Bags, which will go to attendees and vendors. Send 500 copies to us or we can make the copies for you for an extra $75.  You may also place an ad in the Program Booklet; sizes and prices vary.

As always admisions is Free and open to the Public.  Paul Grimmer said that, “The Beardsley Zoo will be exhibiting at the Expo this year promoting their first annual “Orange Days”.  The event will be held this coming September.  Come check out the Beardsley Zoo’s animal ambassadors.”  We have many activities planned at the Expo this year—activities and admission is FREE and OPEN  to the public and include the following:

Beardsley Zoo –       Petting Zoo

Seminars (4) -           “Overcoming Stage Fright” Presented by Toastmasters, Inc.

“Mastering Quickbooks – Q & A” Presented by Dressler Santaus, LLC

“Building your Brand Name” Presented by Red Rock Marketing

“Go Mobile – Building Apps for your Business” Presented by In Your Phone Mobile Aps

Restaurant Raffle – Register for your chance to win a restaurant gift package from various Orange restaurants

Donation Center –    Bring your gently used items to the Helping Hands Booth on site.

As always we are pleased to thank all of our Sponsors who help make this event possible.  The 2013 Orange Business & Community Expo sponsors include:

Premium:  The United Illuminating Company and Southern Connecticut Gas Company

Gold:  Cohen and Wolf, P.C., Orange Economic Development Commission, Taylor Rental / Parties Plus,  Yale University, NORTHEAST Electronics Corporation

Silver:   CHEF’S Equipment Emporium

Bronze: Bruegger’s/Jamba Juice

Media: Orange Town News

For more information please call the Orange Economic Development Corporation office at (203) 891-1045 for more information or visit the OEDC website at THIS LINK.

Apr 242013

budgetThe Orange Board of Finance will host a Public Hearing on the proposed town budget for fiscal year July 1, 2013-June 30-2014, in the High Plains Community Center gymnasium tonight, Wednesday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Residents are invited to present oral and/or written comments.

The proposed budget is available for examination in the Town Clerk’s Office at Town Hall.

Mar 082013

Screen shot 2013-03-08 at 10.13.00 PMThe Orange Arts and Culture Council (supported by the Orange Lions Club) Offers a free bus ride to the New Haven Symphony Concert (Dvorak, Kodalys, Roumains) at Woolsey Hall, Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m.

The bus will leave High Plains Community Center at 6:45 p.m. and return after the concert.

Concert Tickets are $15 – $69. To purchase tickets, call 203-865-0831 ext. 10.

For bus reservations, call Pat Miller at 203-397-8915.

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