Register Now For The Orange Lions Glow Ball Golf Tournament

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May 262017

The Orange Lions Club is teaming up with the Orange Ale House for its annual Glow Ball Golf Tournament on Friday, June 2.
The event will kick off at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road at 6 p.m. for food and drinks then proceed to the Orchards Golf Course, 137 Kozlowski Drive, Milford for a Shot Gun Start at 8:30 p.m.
At 11 p.m., prizes will be awarded and drinks served.
The format for this tournament is a 4 person scramble. You can look forward to competing in the Closest to the Pin contest, Low Gross, and Putting Contest.
The fee is $125 per golfer which includes Glow Ball, Food/Drinks, and Prizes.
For tickets, call Nick Bencivengo at 203-901-9062, or Ron Ruotolo at 203-996-0989 or e-mail  Ronruotolo@orangectlions.org

Country Line Dancing Tonight At The Ale House

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Apr 192017

The Orange Ale House and Grille, 517 Boston Post Road, is bringing country back to Orange with Line Dancing every Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

There is NO Cover charge, just wear your blue jeans and boots (or other comfortable footwear).

Food and drink specials will be offered.

The evening includes DJs Alan Kohn and Jazzy Kat and Line Dance instruction by Premier Entertainment Dance Team.

Come on out and get ready to Yee Haw!

Fundraiser Today To Help Family Of Recently Deceased Young Father

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Apr 122017

Two Orange business owners are joining forces for a fundraiser in honor of DJ Catania, the father of two who died last week. 

Today would have been his 30th birthday and his friend, Kristina Kaoud, owner of Material Girls has organized an event at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, along with owner Jim Hassenmayer, in DJ’s memory.

The fundraiser runs from 4 p.m. until close tonight (Wednesday, April 12). Tickets are $25 at the door, and include beer and pizza, raffles and live music. 

Raffle tickets will be sold separately, and prizes, including an original painting, gift certificates and more will be drawn at 9 p.m.

Businesses and individuals still have time to donate raffle prizes. Just e-mail Marydaoutis@gmail.com or KKaoud@gmail.com or bring the item with you to the event. 

Proceeds will help the Catania family during this difficult time. 

If you are unable to attend and would like to make a donation, checks may be made out to Dean J. Catania, Sr., PO Box 747, Orange, CT 06477. 

In addition, anyone who shops at Material Girls through Saturday and mentions D.J., Kaoud will also donate 10% of the sale to the fund.

Animal Rescue Benefit Saturday (Feb. 25)

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Feb 242017

The Orange  Ale House Grille and Burger Bar, 517 Boston Post Road, will host a benefit event for the Furry Friends Foster and Rescue, Inc. on Saturday, Feb. 25 beginning at 6 p.m.
WTNH 8 news anchor Laura Hutchinson will host the event and the band Rude Boy George will preform.
Admission is a $20 suggested donation, which includes food and drink specials, and 5 raffle tickets with the opportunity to purchase more.
All proceeds will benefit the rescue and funds will be used for medical care and the dogs’ training needs.

You Can Help A Neighbor Tonight at Local Fundraiser

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Oct 082016

cataldeOn Sunday September 11, the Catalde family was devastated by a fire that destroyed their home.

Resident Nancy Nastri and Jim Hassenmayer, owner of the Orange Ale House Grille and Burger Bar are organizing a fundraiser.

“We are coming together to show not only support but to raise some funds to help them get thru this tragedy,” Nastri said. “Your $30 donation at the door includes food, music and a donation. There will be a raffle and silent auction. The Orange Ale House is donating all the food. There will be a cash bar available.”

The event will take place at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 4-9 p.m.

Catalde fire


Originally published on Sept. 15. and Oct. 4. 


Amity Grad, Scott Feinberg of the Hollywood Reporter Releases Local Film Trailer

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Sep 302016

gold starScott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter has released the teaser trailer of the local film “Gold Star” HERE (edited by Anne Hu) along with a podcast interview with film star, Robert Vaughn.

Vaughn, known worldwide for his role as The Man From U.N.C.L.E. plays the late Carmine Negri in this labor of love by his daughter, Orange native Victoria Negri.

This widespread industry exposure leading up to Gold Star’s World Premiere next Friday at the Buffalo International Film Festival is a huge step forward toward reaching audiences everywhere.

carmine and vicki negriPlease share the teaser link on your social media with your friends and family, as Victoria Negri and her team continue to grow their audience.

And stay tuned for news from the festival!

Follow Gold Star on its social media links for live streams from the festival, photos, updates and more!

NOTE: On a personal note, Scott Feinberg is a talented reporter and die-hard movie buff who began freelancing for me at the Amity Observer newspaper when he was a sophomore at Amity High School. Even at that young age I easily recognized that he could accomplish anything he set his mind to. 


Robert Vaughn


Sign Up Today For The OEDC 10th Anniversary Golf Tournament

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Aug 162016

OEDC LogoThe Orange Economic Development Corporation will host its 10th Annual Golf Tournament at Orange Hills Country Club, 389 Racebrook Road on Friday, September 16, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Executive Director Annemarie Sliby said, “The tournament is a great way to have some fun while networking with peers and coworkers.”
Registration begins at 11 a.m. at the clubhouse, where players will receive tournament gifts, can purchase raffle tickets, and can have lunch while wating for the shotgun start at noon sharp.
The tournament price is $175 per golfer and includes the following:
• 18 Holes of golf with cart
• Tournament gift
• Lunch at registration
• Snacks and drinks on the course (provided by Weichert Realtors)
• Contests – Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive (Men & Women) and Hole-in-One
• Dinner (your choice of steak or lobster)
• Massages (provided by Massage Green)
• Cold drinks at the Beer Tent provided by (Orange Ale House & Grill)
• Cigars (provided by Orange Cigar & More)
• Your chance to win some great Raffle Prizes
Contest and raffle prize winners will be announced during dinner.
The OEDC is accepting registrations. Note accommodation of singles, doubles and triples can be made. Call 203-891-1045 to register or register online at www.OrangeEDC.com/Events_Activities.
The OEDC is also accepting Tee Sign sponsors–call if interested.
Additional Sponsors include: F&W Equipment, Cohen and Wolf, Eagle Leasing, NORTHEAST Electronics, Massage Green, Orange Ale House, Orange Cigar and More, Tamaro Oil Corporation, and Weichert Realtors.

EARS Fundraiser A Great Success

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Aug 142016

ears ambulanceThe Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS) volunteers have been very busy this month. Even before the EARS Ambulance was introduced to thousands of viewers on every television news station in Connecticut.

As you most likely now know, EARS is a 100% volunteer organization that runs the only Animal Ambulance in the state.

This month alone, Rescue 2 has responded to dozens of calls, transported sick and injured animals, including dogs and hawks to hospitals as far away as Tufts in Boston, Mass. all out of the kindness of their hearts.

The dedicated founder and leader of EARS is 34-year-old Jon Nowinski, who drives the Ambulance, day or night whenever and wherever it is needed.

On one particular day last week, Nowinski and his team went on six calls in one day. “We got one call, then, while we were en route, a second call came in, then another,” Nowinski said. “When we stopped for lunch, we got another call … one after another, that’s how it went — and that was before all the news coverage.”

EARS provides the service free of charge, because when your pet, or any animal needs help, the last thing you need is to worry about an extra $1,000 bill for transportation.

Jon’s mother, Shirley often accompanies him on calls. She said that they often receive requests for large dogs. “I never knew there were so many Mastiffs in Connecticut,” she said.

Jon said they also have picked up several hawks, including one in Orange and brought them to specialized rehab facilities.

“Most of them have been juveniles that were injured when they were learning to fly, but last week we had a full-grown adult. It was ‘woozy’ and didn’t resist when I picked it up in a towel,” Nowinski said. “First, we brought it to the emergency hospital for evaluation and they believed he had eaten something toxic. From there we brought him to a rehab center. He should be released some time next week.”

All of this good work costs the organization a lot of money and it depends on donations to run.


On Saturday, Aug. 13, the Orange Ale House Grille and Burger Bar hosted a fundraiser for EARS.

The EARS Volunteers collected several raffle prizes and animal themed gift baskets for a silent auction, and provided a dessert table for their guests.

Ale House owner, Jim Hassenmayer surprised Nowinski with food for the event. “We didn’t expect that,” Nowinski said. “The food was delicious, too. He’s a great host.”

DJ Roberto Velez of JAMS Disc Jockey Entertainment provided his services free of charge and did a wonderful job making announcements and keeping the music flowing from start to finish.

All of the money raised will go to the operating costs. (Fuel for an ambulance trip from Norwalk to Boston is not cheap and it takes a lot of time — 168.8 mi (2 hrs 56 mins)

The high point for many guests was touring Rescue 2 for the first time. To say they were impressed is an understatement.

Click HERE if you would like to donate to EARS so they can continue helping animals — you never know when YOU may need their help.



Help Support The Volunteer Emergency Animal Rescue Service on Saturday

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Aug 132016

EARS Animal Ambulance

EARS Animal Ambulance

The Orange Ale House & Grille, 517 Boston Post Road, Orange will host the EARS August Bash on Saturday, August 13 from 3 – 7 p.m.

Cost is $15 and all proceeds go to support the volunteer work of the Emergency Animal Rescue Service.

The event includes loads of activities including door prizes, raffles, music, a chance to meet members of the EARS Team, a photo and multimedia display of EARS Operations, the Rescue 2 Animal Ambulance will be on display, and so much more.
For more details see https://www.facebook.com/events/211709199224059/