Sep 022014

Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 5.05.50 PMThe Orange Visiting Nurse Association offers the following Community FLU Clinics:

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
High Plains Community Center
525 Orange Center Road
Appointment ONLY
Call 203-891-4752 to schedule appointment Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25, 1 – 3 p.m.
High Plains Community Center
525 Orange Center Road
No appointment Necessary

Thursday, Oct. 2, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Orange VNA
605 A Orange Center Road
Appointment ONLY

Call 203-891-4752 to schedule appointment Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Insurances Accepted : Medicare, Medicaid, Aetna, Connecticare, Anthem BC/BS.

Private Pay $35.00

Please wear short sleeve shirt, and bring your insurance card.

May 302014

Opening Ceremony, survivors and caregivers walk (c.2010).

Opening Ceremony, survivors and caregivers walk (c.2010).

The 2014 Relay for Life of BOW takes place this weekend at the Orange Fairgrounds. The goal is to raise $100,000 for the American Cancer Society. So far teams have raised $74,932.94. If you cannot attend the Relay, visit the Website and make a donation.

In the morning the committee members and other volunteers will arrive and begin setting up.

The larger crowd will come to the fairgrounds at noon and teams will set up their tents and campsites. All participants are asked to bring 3 canned goods that will hold down the Luminary bags and after the Relay will be donated to the Orange Food Bank.

Teams will sell a variety of items from crafts to food along the walking track. Luminary bags will be sold for $10 each. Purchase one in support of someone you love who is battling cancer, is a survivor or who has lost their battle with cancer.

The “Kids Care” are will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. Children will be treated to crafts, cotton candy, popcorn, face painting and a bounce house.

Opening ceremonies begin at 6 p.m. This year’s Relay for Life Honoree is Amity Student Assistance

The evening Luminary Ceremony (c. 2010)

The evening Luminary Ceremony (c. 2010)

Counselor and boys hockey coach, Gary Lindgren. Gary will be honored during the opening ceremonies.

The solemn luminary ceremony will begin at 9 p.m.

Closing ceremonies will be held at 7 a.m. on Sunday, June 1. 

Unlike past years when the Relay saw freezing cold temperatures, rain or extreme heat, Saturday’s weather is expected to be pleasant and dry and in the upper 60s. Overnight temps in the upper 40s.


May 202014

budgetThe Town Budget referendum will take place today between noon and 8 p.m.

The proposed budget totals $61,305,166.

Come to High Plains Community Center to vote today

Visit the Town Website at www.orange-ct.gov and click in the

link to see where your tax dollars will be going.

Apr 292014

CW-305_Large_Dozen_Rose_Box__91173.1302811445.1280.1280The Rotary Club of Orange is holding its annual Rose Sale fundraiser on Friday, May 9 (Mother’s Day Weekend).

The cost is $15/dozen which includes a clear plastic box and care packet; there will be a variety of colors to choose from and they make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift.

All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting Rotary’s initiatives both abroad and in the local community, such as Operation Warm Coats For Kids Program and the Rotary College Scholarships for Orange residents.

Roses will be available for pick-up between 11-2 on Friday, May 9 in front of High Plains Community Center and then from 2-6 at Colonial Properties, 200 Boston Post Rd., Orange.

Based on supply, they may also be available on Saturday, May 11, from 8-12 at the Orange Transfer Station.

To order roses in advance,contact Mike Richetelli, 203-795-8060, [email protected] or any Orange Rotarian.


Originally Published on: Apr 10, 2014 @ 22:06

Mar 272014

Participants walk the track in the 2013 Relay.

Participants walk the track in the 2013 Relay.

The next BOW Relay for Life meeting is Monday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the High Plains Community Center.

This is a great time to ask all those questions and get all the answers you need for either starting your team or minor problems on your team, to include signing on to the website.

So far 36 teams and 161 participants have raised $9,159 for the event which will take place on Saturday, May 31 through Sunday, June 1 on the Orange Fairgrounds.


Mar 132014

Puppy was atttackedA pleasant spring-like afternoon turned into a horror show for a young woman, her sister-in-law and a 5-month old Australian Shepherd Puppy named Delilah.

The nightmare began at the fenced in “dog play area” in the rear of the Orange Fairgrounds where the horse and oxen pulls take place during the fair. Delilah was romping around happily in the grass while the two women watched her, when a “big, older man with gray and blonde hair” set his vicious little white dog (a Jack Russell/Westie mix perhaps) free inside the enclosure. The dog made a b-line for Delilah and attacked her.

The man reportedly laughed while Delilah screamed and as her horrified owner tried to get the nasty bully away from her.

She scooped her terrified puppy up and ran to her truck and the man came after her, reportedly screaming the dirty “c word” and various other derogatory terms at her and her sister-in-law while threatening to knock them out. Stating It would only take “two hits and I’d be on the ground.”

“Upon hearing this loose cannon go on I got to my truck as he followed me and then he punched the side of my car causing a dent,” she told Orange Live.  “I reported it to the police but of course not knowing who this crack pot is, I can’t identify and have him arrested yet. As for my puppy, Delilah is okay her back end is sore so no heavy exercise which is hard with an Australian Shepard. I have two, and my adult male thankfully listened and stayed back. So lots of walks for the next two weeks and no running around with her brother.

“The only thing I can really add is that he’s not someone you approach. I didn’t do anything to create the reaction I got,” she said. “There’s something very off about the entire exchange. I think the smartest thing I did was get away.”
This was not the only incident with this pair of bullies, on Tuesday a similar incident occurred with another younger, medium sized dog that also was attacked by this white devil dog.
So If you see a man, big, older with a vicious white dog, in an older silver beat up car at the Orange Community Center, keep your pet away from them and call the police.
Orange has rules for dogs on public property, and one of them is that the dog must be leashed. This little terror was not, even outside the fenced enclosure.

Nov 092013

veteran's dayThe Town of Orange will be holding a program honoring Veterans on November 11, 2013 at High Plains Community Center at 11:00 AM.

The town welcomes all public and any veterans that wish to attend.

Everyone is encouraged to attend this special town event that will honor our Veterans.

Veterans Day coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I.

At 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918 WWI ended with the German signing of the Armistice.

Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving.


Originally Published on: Oct 11, 2013 @ 14:42

Aug 292013

charliebrown400The Orange Players Community Theater announce its upcoming production “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” (revised) on October 25, 26, Nov.1 and 2 2013.

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

Auditions will be tonight, August 29th at High Plains Community Center 525 Orange Center Rd. (Rt. 152) Orange, Ct. from 7- 9 p.m.

You can bring your own sheet music for your vocal audition. If you have a headshot or picture, please bring it with you.

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

Jul 222013

Ken Lenz

Ken Lenz

On April 23, Orange Live revealed that Democrat Ken Lenz would go up against Republican Jim Zeoli for the first selectman’s seat in the November municipal election.

Along with Lenz, Selectman Mitch Goldblatt, John Cifarelli (from the Board of Finance) and Jody Dietch (From the Orange Board of Education) will be running for Selectmen’s seats.

Tonight, July 22, the Democrats will hold their caucus in the Orange Senior Cafeteria at 8 p.m., at which time candidates for the remainder of the slate will be nominated, voted upon and announced.

Afterward, a reception/fundraiser will take place at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road at 9:30 p.m.

Orange Live will post the complete slate when it is made available.



May 132013

IMG_0074 The Amity Rugby Team went up against Hartford on the lower field at High Plains on Sunday afternoon.

The play was lively as you can see from these photos. Not sure of the final score, or their season record — no idea where to look it up either.

Still, I think they deserve some space on our site. These are all Amity athletes.

See more photos on our Orange Live Facebook Page.