It’s Happening At The Library

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Feb 262020

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, offers the following upcoming events. (At this point, limited space is available for the children’s activities)

Chess Club
Saturday, February 29, 11 a.m.
For children and tweens in grades 1-6.  Learn about this strategic board game and play against other club members. This club is open to beginners and experienced players. Feel free to bring your own chess board as the library has a small supply. 2 spaces available. Registration is required.

Oscar Film: Joker
Monday, March 2, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 4, 1 p.m.

In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker. R. 2 hr. 2 min

Butter Slime
Tuesday, March 5, 5 p.m.
For children in grades 1-3.  Create spreadable butter slime!  This activity requires use of the following: glue, baking soda, water, food coloring, baby oil, baby lotion, contact lens solution, and cornstarch.  Registration is required. (4 spaces remain) Call the Library, visit our website, or stop by the Children’s Room to reserve your spot.

Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register.
Phone: 203-891-2170


Get Your Tickets Now For The Orange Lions Uncorked Wine Tasting Event

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Feb 262020

The Orange LIONS Club will host its annual Spring Wine Tasting event, “Get Uncorked” on Friday, March 20, 2020 at St Barbara’s Church Hall, 480 Racebrook Road, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

The tasting will be facilitated by Ye Olde Liquor Shoppe of West Haven.

The event will feature a large selection of wines, boutique beers, and some specialty spirits. Also included will be a large cheese table, appetizers and delicious desserts.

As always, a lively raffle of baskets will take place during the evening.

They thank this year’s major sponsors in advance: Eli’s, Trader Joe’s, Subway, ShopRite, and Coldwell Banker.

All proceeds will benefit LIONS Club local and national charities.

Additionally, the club supports Fidelco Guide Dogs and Low Vision Centers. The Club awards Community Grants to worthy groups/individuals such as the Orange Historical Society, Senior Center, Case Memorial Library, Youth Services and the Volunteer Fire Department, serves an annual Thanksgiving dinner to local seniors, does vision screenings for young children in Orange, and provides scholarships to qualified Amity seniors.

Please gather your friends and join the LIONS on Friday, March 20, 2020, for a wonderful evening.

Tickets are available from any Orange Lion Club member, Ye Old Liquor Shoppe at 174 Main Street, West Haven, or by calling (203) 795-3906 or (203) 645-8209.

Tickets also are available at the following link: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4497351

New Pastor’s Installation Ceremony Planned

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Feb 262020

The Orange Congregational Church, 205 Meetinghouse Lane, will celebrate the installation of the Rev. Jennifer L. Campbell as its Settled Senior Pastor.

The service will take place on Sunday, March 1, from 3 – 5 p.m. All are welcome.

Clergy are invited to gather in the Katherine Knight Room at 2:45 p.m. to robe and process.

A reception will follow.

Selling Out Fast! Amity’s Spring Musical The Drowsy Chaperone

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Feb 262020

The award-winning Amity Regional High School Theater Department, under the direction of Robert and Andrea Kennedy, is headed back to the Roaring Twenties with the musical comedy, The Drowsy Chaperone.

The Drowsy Chaperone is the tale of a modern-day musical theater maven, known simply as Man in Chair. To chase his blues away, he drops the needle on his favorite LP – the 1928 musical comedy, The
Drowsy Chaperone. From the crackle of his hi-fi, the musical magically bursts to life on-stage telling the tale of the pampered Broadway starlet who wants to give up showbiz to get hitched and her producer’s attempts to sabotage her impending nuptials.

Hilarious antics ensue with her chaperone, the debonair groom, the ditsy chorus girl, the Latin lover and a pair of gangsters masquerading as pastry chefs. Man in Chair’s love of The Drowsy Chaperone speaks to anyone who has ever been transported by the theater.

Performances are March 27, 28 and April 2, 3 and 4 at 8:00 p.m. at the John J. Brady Center for the
Performing Arts at Amity Regional High School, 25 Newton Road in Woodbridge.

As usual, the show is selling out quickly, so don’t delay! Get your tickets while you can. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online at www.amitytheaterdepartment.com or by contacting the box office at 203.392-2019 or email amityboxoffice@gmail.com.

This year’s corporate sponsors include the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation, Burns Insurance & Financial,
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, LATICRETE, BENDER, New England Performance Insulation, Rick’s
Plumbing Service, B and B Transportation, Applied Behavioral Strategies and Total Mortgage. All proceeds raised go to the self-funded Amity Theater program.

For further information, please call the box office at 203.392.2019 or e-mail amityboxoffice@gmail.com.

New “Hot Yoga” to Open in Orange

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Feb 242020


Compass Yoga Studio is Orange’s new hot yoga studio located right on the Post Road in the heart of town.

Their mission is to have their students find themselves through the practice of yoga by making it fun and accessible to all. Compass offers many different styles of yoga classes but at its core, it wants students to feel the empowerment of nailing a posture while training the mind, body and spirit to be more intentional in our daily lives.

Interested students should check out the website at www.compassyoga.org for class descriptions, schedules, and special events. The staff looks forward to meeting you on the mat.

Join Compass at 391 Boston Post Road.


Obituary: Leo “Lee” Liberman, 96, Beloved Father of Laurie Becker, WWII Veteran

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Feb 232020

Leo “Lee” Liberman age 96 of Tower Lane, New Haven, passed away with his family by his side on Feb. 21, 2020.

Devoted husband of 75 years to Lillian (Estren) Liberman, married on Feb. 27, 1944.

Born in Springfield, Ma on Sept. 12, 1923, he was the son of the late Jacob and Rebecca Liberman.

Devoted Father of Anita Silver of Berlin, Kathi Liberman of Rocky Hill, and Laurie Becker (Benny) of Orange. Cherished grandfather of Jennifer Cavey (Joseph), Brian Silver (Rebecca), Maggie Becker, Timothy Becker (fiancé Elise Bitterman). Treasured great-grandfather of Ryan, Matthew, Libby and William. Predeceased by his sister Tessie Sadowsky and brother Joseph Liberman.

Lee fought in WWII in the Battle of the Bulge. He was past president of The Orchard St. Shul and Adas Israel Assoc. An active member of the Knights of Pythias, Westville Synagogue, Jewish Historical Society, Hebrew Free Loan and Burial Assoc., Armdi and NALU.

Lee volunteered for more than 25 years at St. Raphael’s heart unit and was instrumental in starting their Take Heart Program. He also worked for Metropolitan Insurance for over 40 years.

Funeral Services were on Sunday, Feb. 23.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Beth Israel Synagogue (The Orchard St. Shul) at 232 Orchard St., New Haven. To sign an online registry book or to leave a message of condolence, visit: www.shurefuneralhome.com.

Obituary: William “Billy” John Day, Jr. 63, Beloved Brother, Avid Golfer

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Feb 232020

William John Day, Jr., 63, of Orange, passed away on February 18, 2020. Billy was born on January 21, 1957 in New Haven, CT to the late William and Emma (Struwas) Day.

Billy graduated from Amity High School with the Class of 1975 and went on to attend Southern Connecticut State University where he was selected to play on the Division II All American Golf Team. He was a former member of Race Brook Country Club in Orange and both a member and a manager at Highland Golf Club in Shelton.

Billy was an amazingly talented golfer with a long amateur career, during which he won countless tournaments and was a highly regarded competitor. Additionally, his encyclopedic memory of the game, its history, and players was legendary. Because of this, many presumed golf was his greatest talent, but Billy’s true gift was people.

Billy was a great friend who was loved by many. He respected all, and impacted everyone he met. Billy will be remembered for his gregarious personality, friendly demeanor, and unique smile. He will be truly missed.

Billy is survived by his sister, Dr. Sharon Day and her husband, Dr. Kevin Crutchfield of Potomac, Maryland; his niece Emma and nephews, Bryan, and Andrew.

Friends and family may call from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020 at CODY-WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT. In addition, there will be a gathering to remember Billy at Highland Golf Club, 261 Wooster St., Shelton, CT, on Saturday, February 29, 2020 anytime between 12-2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of “Billy Day” to the Widdy Neale scholarship fund through the Connecticut State Golf Association, online at CSGAlinks.org or by mail to CSGA, 35 Cold Spring Road, Suite 212, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

To leave online condolences, visit https://www.codywhitefuneralservice.com.

Obituary: William Luciano, 79, Beloved Father, Brother, Veteran

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Feb 232020

William “Bill” Luciano, 79, of Orange and formerly of Milford, passed away peacefully at Bridgeport Hospital (Milford Campus) on Sunday, February 16, 2020, surrounded by his family.

Born on December 25, 1940 in Bridgeport, he was the son of the late William and Dorothy (Capozzi) Luciano. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his beloved wife and best friend of over 21 years, Alberta Dzubin Luciano; and a stepdaughter, Dawn Marie Scharf.

A 1958 graduate of Stratford High School, Bill served in the U.S. Army in the 101st Airborne. After his discharge from the Army, he was employed by Coulter-McKenzie Mfg. for many years. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a security guard for Conyers Farm/Securitas of Greenwich for more than 17 years. Bill loved food, watching movies, listening to 70’s music, and spending time with his family, especially with his three step-great-grandchildren who were the shining lights of his life.

Bill is survived by his son, William Luciano. In addition to his son, he is also survived by his two sisters, Barbara (Donald) Butterworth of Stratford and Elaine (Ralph) Esposito of Southbury; two stepdaughters, Doreen (Tom) Van Horn and Faye (Dave) Marklinsky; step-granddaughter, Sarah (Richard) Catenza and their three children, all of Hamden. He also leaves behind brother-in-law, Leroy Dzubin of Wallingford; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews whom he adored.

Family and friends are invited to gather on Friday, February 28, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a Memorial Service at 12:30 p.m. at the CODY-WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT. Burial with military honors will immediately follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery, 2205 Stratford Ave., Stratford, CT.

To leave online condolences, visit www.codywhitefuneralservice.com.

Cancer Society Seeks Teams For BOW Relay For Life

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Feb 232020

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is asking community members to be part of the world’s largest peer-to-peer fundraising event to save lives from cancer by participating in the 26th annual Relay for Life of Bethany-Orange-0Woodbridge at the Orange Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 16.

The Relay For Life movement unites 2.5 million participants globally to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a cancer-free world.

“We Relay because it’s fun to walk with friends and make a difference. The Luminaria Ceremony, where we honor and remember those touched by cancer, is so special,” said high school student Ivy Zheng.

Relay planning meetings take place at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “Celebrate Hope.” Teams re encouraged to select any holiday and plan their camp sight decorations and fundraisers around it. Cancer survivors, fighters, and caregivers are invited to register online at RelayForLife.org/BOWCT or contact ACS at 1-800-227-2345.

Founded by Dr. Gordy Klatt in Tacoma, Washington in 1985 Relay for Life events around the world have raised nearly $6.5 billion to help ACS attack cancer. Funds raised help ACS fund and conduct breakthrough research and give cancer patients and their families the resources they need, like free rides to chemo, free places to stay near hospitals, and a live 24/7 helpline for answers and support.

Last year more than 500 participants, local cancer survivors, and community sponsors raised $70,147 to help ACS fight cancer on every front. the event is free and open to the public.

Together we are attacking cancer in our community. No one walks alone. We would love for you to join us,” said event co-chairman Lynn Plaskowitz.

To learn more about Relay  For Life visit RelayForLife.org.

















Reserve Your Space Now For Meat-O Event

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Feb 232020

Come to the Orange Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary’s Second Annual St. Patrick’s Day Meat-O at the Orange Center Fire House, 625 Orange Center Road, on Saturday, March 7, beginning at 6 p.m.

A complementary light meal will be provided, but you can bring snacks (please no alcohol).

Each round will be played with a set of 3 playing cards for a specific prize which will be announced before each round.  When all 3 of your cards are called, yell MEAT-O to win that prize!

Prizes may include corned beef, fresh kielbasa dinners, gift cards, etc.

Admission is $5 per person to reserve your seat in advance, $8 at the door, walk-ins are accepted based on availability (Does not include game cards which must be purchased before each round).

Reservations in advance must be received by Tuesday, March 3.

Mail check to:

OVFD Auxiliary

c/o Victoria Arms

36 Winter St, Ansonia CT 06401

You also may send payment by PayPal to equus1095@hotmail.com  or Venmo (Jillian-Gagel) 

(make note of Meat-o and number attending)

Any questions may be directed to Victoria Arms at OVFDAuxiliary@hotmail.com

Or call/text 203-915-4822

All proceeds benefit the Orange Volunteer Fire Department