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Nov 212014
 

FB sky Ronnie nwThe Vece Family is getting together in honor of their angel Ronnie and to help raise money for the annual Ronnie Vece Scholarship Fund, at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, Saturday, Nov. 22 from 4-10 p.m.

The family will be raising college scholarship money for the best senior defensive lineman on the Amity High School football team.

“Ronnie was an amazing person and an awesome athlete who made such a huge impact on everyone he met,” said his mother, Claudia Wolf. “We will never forget him so let’s celebrate his memory with family and friends, food, live music, prizes, raffles and a good time.”

Everyone is welcome. $20 will be charged at the door and $10 for people under 18. There will be food and the first beer on the house for “legal aged” guests.

T-shirts will be available again if you didn’t get one last year.

About Ronnie

A former Amity Football player, 2006 Amity Grad, Ronnie Vece, 24, was killed in a motorcycle collision in West Haven on July 13, 2013.

He was a 2006 Amity High School graduate and a star football player; he attended Milford Academy Prep School of South Berlin, NY and Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts where he played football and his team was Division Champions for three years and he later attended SCSU.

Ronnie enjoyed playing his guitar, boating, hunting and fishing; he was truly an outdoor action figure, according to his family.

Originally Published on: Nov 17, 2014 @ 11:27

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Sep 282014
 

Screen Shot 2014-09-28 at 8.36.54 PMJoin the Iassogna family and members of Team Possible at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, for the Light the Night Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 5-8 p.m.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door (includes buffet).

The event will feature a silent auction and raffle.

The Orange Ale House is donating all the food. Raffle prizes are donated by local residents and businesses.

100% of the proceeds go to Team Possible Light the Night and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

For more information or to purchase tickets call Karen or Mike Iassogna at 203-799-6633.

 

Aug 162014
 

baseballAmity Baseball (the 2013 and 2014 State Championship winners) will be hosting a fundraiser on Saturday August 16 from 5 -9 p.m. at the Orange Ale House.  

Tickets are $25  per person purchased in advance, and $30 purchased at the door and includes 2 drinks per person (draft beer, house wine, or well drinks) and happy hour food (salad, pasta, pizza, & popcorn chicken).

There also will be a raffle.  If anyone has something they would like to donate as a raffle prize, contact Janice Farace ([email protected])

For advance purchase or donation, please make check payable to Amity Baseball and send to, Kathy Sabitsky, 40 Lambert Drive, Milford, CT  06460

Please mark check “donation” or “will attend.”

Originally Published on July 8, 2014 at 22:10

Jul 122014
 

A recent photo of Sam Seeley

A recent photo of Sam Seeley

Many residents will remember hearing the horrific reports of an accident on River Road in Shelton last Sept. 7, when a 22-year-old girl in a minivan collided with a motorcycle carrying 2 Orange residents at around 9 p.m.

It’s been more than 10 months since the accident that changed Sam Seeley’s  life forever.

He lost his wife, Ramona, 54, who died from her injuries on Sept. 10, leaving him and their 4 adult children to grieve and heal together.

Sam, who worked for AT&T, was taken to the hospital with serious “non-life threatening” injuries. He lost his leg in the accident.

Sam was known for his ZZ Top beard, his close, fun-loving relationship with his wife, and his great personality.

If you didn’t know Sam before, hopefully you feel like you do now.

Organizers are planning a fund-raiser to help Sam with his mounding bills.

The event will take place at the Orange Ale House, Sunday, July 13 from 4-9 p.m.

Tickets are now available. The suggested $20 donation includes a buffet, one free glass of wine or draft beer, raffles, etc. All proceeds go to help Sam.

The Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road and Pawn King784 Boston Post Rd, Milford have tickets. 

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. To save a little, reserve your tickets by e-mailing [email protected] – include your name, phone number and how many tickets you need, then pick them up at the door for $20. 

This is a shout-out to all businesses and individuals who would like to help with ticket sales, raffle donations, and set up.

The Organizers send their thanks to those who’ve donated items for the raffle including Jim at Kaoud Oriental Rug, John at Knight’s, Jason at NuVita, New York Pop Artist Michael Albert, Off The Hook Bar and Grill, Stratford, Outback Steakhouse, Texas Roadhouse, West Haven,  Silver Sands Pizza, Milford.

Call Ron at 203-446-6948 or Terri at 203-506-1747  for tickets, to volunteer or for more information.

May 262014
 

glowgolfThe Orange Lions Club is looking forward to warmer weather and their annual Glow Ball Golf Tournament.

The fundraiser is planned for Friday, June 6 (rain date, Saturday, June 8) at the Orchards Golf Course in Milford where nighttime golf with glow-in-the-dark golf balls have become a favorite among locals.

Entry fee is $100 per golfer and includes a shirt, glow ball, food and drinks and prizes.

The evening starts off at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road for food and drinks at 6 p.m.

Then off to the golf course for shot gun start at 8:30 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded, and drinks will be served at 11 p.m.

The format includes a 4 person scramble; closest to the pin contest, low gross and putting contest.

Space is limited, so register by May 23.

For tickets, call Ron Ruotolo 203-996-0989 or Nick Bencivengo 203-901-9062.

All proceeds benefit the Orange Lions Club Charities.

 

Originally Published on: Apr 17, 2014 @ 8:40

Published again on: May 14, 2014 @ 8:15

 

Apr 132014
 

giving hair and hopeThe Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, will host the Giving Hair and Hope Musical Fundraiser today (Sunday, April 13) from 4-8 p.m.

Tickets are $20 with all proceeds going to children with cancer. Admission includes two bands — Peter Lucibelli and The Alehounds. Orange Ale House is providing pizza, pasta and salad. Cash bar.

Tickets may be purchased at the door.

 

 

 

Apr 062014
 

Sad dogRockin’ Out For Animal Rescue (ROAR) is a group of no-nonsense animal rescuers and trainers, assisting families and homeless animals in the community.

ROAR donates time teaching Responsible Pet Ownership through educating the public of the importance of training, vaccines, et care and sterilization.

They also offer financial assistance to families who cannot afford to spay/neuter their pets. All of this is in order to decrease overpopulation of animals suffering and dying in shelters.

The Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, will host a fundraiser today (Sunday April 6) from 1-8 p.m.

Tickets are $20 at the door, and admission includes food, drink specials, raffles and 7 bands.

Portions of the proceeds also go to benefit the Milford Animal Shelter and Rescued In The Nic of Time.

Mar 012014
 

1604390_10151788544520728_2016342533_nThe 8th annual Jam 4 Jimi’s Friends fundraiser to benefit kids with special needs, is scheduled for Sunday March 2 at the Orange Ale House, 617 Boston Post Road.

The event starts at noon and runs until 9 p.m. The following bands are donating their time and talent to the cause.

The Navels
Inner Groove
THE ELWOODS
Solistic
The Signature Band
Total Hacks
HIGHFIELD
Liplok
Crash 21
Badboy
Rubber Fist

There will be food, raffles, Karaoke with Tom, DJ Dave & crew, the Orange Ale House staff and so much more.

This is a great annual fundraising event with a kids room in the back only from 12-3 p.m.

Founder and organizer Kristin Wright said, “We truly appreciate all of you helping to make this event so successful every year! Please share this like/share this event on Facebook to help get the word out. It has been 8 years of helping local children with special needs! We are truly blessed!”

Originally Published on: Feb 7, 2014 @ 0:11

 

Feb 202014
 

Fundraising Poster

Fundraising Poster

On Saturday, Jan. 25, the Orange Volunteer Fire Department responded to a garage fire on Indian River Road at 12:41 pm.

When Fire Chief Charlie Gagel arrived, there was heavy smoke pouring from the divided garage in the rear of the property belonging to the Dalling family.

Luckily, there was a fire hydrant directly across the street from the driveway on Indian River Road, and the fire was knocked down fairly quickly, according to Gagel. The fire was contained to the left half of the divided garage, which served as a mechanic’s bay and housed a commercial truck.

Sadly, Keith Dalling sustained burns to his leg and stomach. He is recovering.

The dump truck that was parked in the garage is the Dalling Family’s primary source of income (Michelle Dalling & Daughters Dump Truck Service, LLC) was destroyed in the fire.

The family had insurance, but it only covered the garage, not the truck.

A fundraiser is being held at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, on Saturday, March 1 from 4-9 p.m.

The event will include food, Raffle prizes, a 50/50 raffle, and everyone who attends will be entered into a drawing to win a door prize for a Caribbean Vacation Package.

Donation is $25 per person.

For information, call Rachael at 203-747-5991 or Vanessa at 203-671-6932.

If you, or your business would like to donate a raffle prize to this cause, call Rachael or Vanessa.

That evening at 10 p.m. The Wild Ones band will play, so stay a little longer for the show.

 

Jan 112014
 

logoThe Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, will host a fundraiser for Carrie Benvenuti today 4 – 8 p.m.

Carrie is a brave young woman who battled cancer, had a double mastectomy, hysterectomy and to add insult to injury the bank foreclosed on her home while she was in treatment.

Every day is a struggle for Carrie and her daughter Rylee as Carrie tries to get back on her feet.

Carrie is blessed to have won her battle with cancer, and to have many caring friends who have rallied around her and arranged for this fundraiser with Ale House owner Jim Hassenmayer.

“This is one of the most worthy causes we’ve ever been asked to help here,” Hassenmayer said. “If anyone needs help, it’s Carrie. I can’t imagine how hard this has been on her. I really want this one to be a huge success.”

The event will include  food, entertainment, dancing, drink specials, door prizes, and free Bud Light Drafts from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Carrie’s friend, Kendra Montano, one of the organizers said, ” There are awesome Raffle Prizes: Apple MacBook Pro, Ipad Mini, 32″ HDTV, 19″ HDTV, Garmin GPS, Nikon Digital Camera, HiSense Tablet, Headphones, UGG Wear, and lots of Gift Certificates for local stores, restaurants, and other businesses that include: Jimmy’s Apizza, Massage Envy, DSW, Macy’s, Oyster River Tavern, Kelly’s on Campbell, Lorenzo’s Restaurant, Jenn and Jan’s Deli, Antonio’s Restaurant, New Century Salon, Hair House Salon, and Studio D salon.”

Tickets can be purchased through Montano 203-415-9161; Melissa Bonessi-Beler 203-530-4506; or Jeanie DeLoughery 203-376-0105.

Donations can be mailed to Carrie Benvenuti c/o Chase Manhattan Bank, Attn: Jeanie DeLoughery, 262 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT 06477.

On her Facebook Page, Carrie posted the following:

“I am lost for words for what Kendra and Jim  have taken their time out of their hectic schedules and done for me. Their concern and amazing hearts have brought back my faith in people. If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have as much faith, hope, and feel optimistic as I used to. Thank you both for bringing the fight back to me and giving me my fortitude back! God bless you both! No words can express how grateful I am for the both of you!”