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Tee Off With The Orange Lions

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Apr 272016
 

892275_250933571717294_1307934427_oThe Orange Lions Club will host its annual Glow Ball Golf Tournament on Friday, June 17.

The event begins at 6 p.m. with a stop at the Orange Ale House Grille and Burger Bar,  517 Boston Post Road  for food and drinks.

Then you’ll be off to The Orchards Golf Course, 137 Kozlowski Drive, Milford for a Shot Gun Start at 8:30 p.m.

The tournament uses a 4 person scramble format with a closest to the pin contest, low gross and putting contest.

Prizes and drinks at 11 p.m.

Register by Friday, May 20. Registration 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 [email protected].

Space is limited, so register today!

 

Now That’s A Good Meatball!

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Apr 102016
 

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On Saturday evening the Orange Ale House Grille and Burger Bar hosted the second annual Meatball Challenge to benefit the late Paul Newman’s Hole In The Wall Camp and to crown the first and second place winners who made the best meatballs in New Haven County.

The 2016 Meatball Challenge Committee included Angela McNabola, Jessica Bakis,  PJ Shanley, Ed McManus, Jim Pino Jr., and Jim Hassenmayer, owner of the Ale House.

This year, there were celebrity judges — food critics Vincent Faracelli and Robert Modena, Jerry the Chef, Anna Zap from Star 99.9 radio and Erin Logan from Fox 61 (instead of the crowd making the ultimate decision) and they had plenty to choose from — 20 cooks participated in the competition.

The final tally was close: Mike Martone won by less than half a point, second place went to Mishele Appleby and last year’s winner Barbara Lehrer came in third. McNabola received the popular vote.

There were lots of excellent gift baskets and raffle prizes to add to the excitement and the one and only Jimmy Pino and his band Freeplay providing entertainment for nearly 300 guests.

Click HERE to see all of G. Gregory Geiger’s photos from the event.

Enter The 2nd Annual “Who Makes the Best” Meatball Challenge

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Apr 092016
 

Screen Shot 2016-03-02 at 11.27.47 PMThe Orange Ale House Grille and Burger Bar, 517 Boston Post Road will host the second annual “Who Makes the Best” Meatball Challenge on Saturday, April 9 from 6-10 p.m.

It’s going to be a another fun night to see who makes the best balls around and raise some money for The Hole in the Wall Gang.
A $25 admission includes meatballs from the contestants, unlimited ziti, salad and Italian bread.
The Wine Tasting is sponsored by CONNECTICUT DISTRIBUTORS and a beer tasting by NEW ENGLAND BREWING COMPANY.
The contest is open to individual entries only. Please no restaurant or company entries. First and second prizes will be awarded. The winner gets a beautiful trophy, a $100 gift card to OAH, a Food Channel contract and bragging rights for the year. Ok… so we’re kidding about the Food Channel contract.
This is sure to be a great, memorable night. To be a sponsor and have your sign prominently displayed at the event, contact Jim Hassenmayer. There is no cost to enter or to attend as a contestant.
Celebrity judges include local TV and radio personalities and musicians.
RULES AND GUIDELINES:
All contestants must enter as individuals. No matter what your degree of training you can not enter as part of a commercial venture.
All meatballs should be brought that night in a standard half-tray approx 9.5 x 12. Chafing dishes and sternos will be provided. Plan on making 60 golf ball sized meatballs.
Any type of meatball is welcome. The only requirement is that it be round. Sauce/no sauce, Italian, Swedish, Mexican, beef, pork, veal, chicken etc.

Contestants should be in place and ready to serve no later than 6:30 p.m. that night. Serving spoons, plates etc. will all be provided. All you need to bring are your balls!

To enter your balls, donate a raffle prize or for any other questions, send an email to [email protected].com

Previously published on  Apr 6, 2016 @ 14:43

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Jam 4 Jimi’s Friends: Helping Special Needs Kids for 10 years

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Mar 022016
 

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Jam 4 Jimi’s Friends is a charity to help children with special needs and their families.

Ten years ago, when the charity began, it helped one young boy, Jimi, it now assists more than 16 kids.
Every year the Orange Ale House Grille and Burger Bar, 517 Boston Post Road hosts an 8-hour fundraiser with 10 bands plus so much more!
This year’s Jam 4 Jimi’s Friends will take place on Sunday, March 6 from noon to 8 p.m. It is kid-friendly until 3 p.m. with a special room outside the bar area with kids activities.
Admission is a suggested $20 donation, (kids 12 and under admitted free) includes food, raffles, Karaoke with Tom, DJ Dave and crew and live music all day.
Organizer Kristin Wright said, “Yes, it has been 10 years of helping local children with special needs! We are truly blessed!”

Annual Ronnie Vece Football Scholarship Fundraiser Today

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Nov 282015
 

12138603_10153738482774124_221840048133848327_oThe Orange Ale House Grille and Burger Bar, 517 Boston Post Road, Orange is teaming up with the Ronnie Vece Football Scholarship Fund for its third annual fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 4-10 p.m.

The Ronnie Vece Football Scholarship Fundraiser has become a fun and wonderful reunion of all his friends and family, who get together to raise college scholarship money for a senior on the Amity High School football team in Ronnie’s memory.
Ronnie’s sister, Coco Vece said, “Ronnie was an amazing person and an awesome athlete who made a huge impact on everyone he met. We will never forget him, so let’s celebrate his life with family and friends, food, live music, prizes, raffles and a really good time.”
$20 will be charged at the door and $10 for people under 18 or students. Also, legal adults, your first beer is free! T-shirts will be available again if you didn’t get yours last year.
Everyone is welcome, be sure to spread the word. Hope to see you all there!
Come down to the Orange Ale House , 517 Boston Post Road, Orange, Ct., November 28, 4-10 and show your support.
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Women Learn A New Skill, Orange Community Women Benefit

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Nov 112015
 

DSC06405On Tuesday evening, the Orange Community Women hosted a fundraiser at the Orange Ale House that brought 19 everyday women together to learn how to paint a pre-determined landscape on canvas.

With the rear room reserved and canvases, paints, brushes and aprons provided, the participants first enjoyed light hors d’oeuvres and bought a glass of wine or other beverage to sip on during the event.

The instructor, Christine from paintsocialart.com introduced everyone to their paint brushes and gave a quick explanation or the method they’d be using, and how to blend the different acrylics to make the perfect shade for each component of the landscape.

Some of the women took to the project with confidence and enthusiasm, a few others weren’t so sure of what they were doing or how “good” it was.

Christine reminded them that “This is fun art, not fine art” and there is no right or wrong, and that each painting would be different.

Before long, event the most insecure artist was embracing their creations’ imperfections and perfecting on the better aspects. A couple threw caution to the wind and added her own flair, one added a black bird to a tree branch, another placed a small flower in the grass on the bottom.

After two hours 19 women were adding the finishing touches to their masterpieces, then posed for a group photo while patrons applauded their efforts. More important, the Orange Community Women brought home a nice “donation” to use for their community service projects.

These painting events are becoming more popular every day. If you have a corporate event, office party or fundraiser coming up, consider having a painting party. Visit www.PaintSocialArt.com or e-mail [email protected].

Friends of Zeoli Host Ladies Night Art Event on Oct. 14

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Sep 282015
 

Moonlight-TreeThe Friends of Zeoli will host an exciting event where you can unleash your creativity. Art Plus Studio is coming to Orange for one night only, Wednesday, Oct. 14.

One of their resident artists will show you step by step how to turn your blank canvas into a masterpiece. No experience required. All supplies are included: canvas (which you take home), paints, brushes, easels and aprons. The paint theme will be “Moonlit Tree.”

The event will take place at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, from 7 to 9 p.m.  The cost is $45 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance using a credit card through their website or by phone. Call 203-500-7353 or click HERE.

All reservations must be made by Monday, Oct. 12. “Ladies night” drink prices along with cheese, crackers and fruit will be available. There is a 40 person limit for this event, so get your reservation in early.

Bring a friend or two and come on down and have some fun.

— Press Release from the Orange Republicans

Hot Moms Play Ball, Raise 1K for Charity

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Aug 132015
 

The Orange Hot Moms Softball game was more fun than a barrel of monkeys, with children hanging from the chain link fence like primates so they could get a better view of their mothers out on Stankye Softball Field at Old Tavern Park, Thursday night.

The game spearheaded by co-organizers Deb Marino and Kara DelVecchio was played to raise money to support the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center at Bridgeport Hospital.

The Uniform T-shirts, White for the Turkey Hill Moms and Pink for the Peck Place/Race Brook Moms were donated by Jim Hassenmayer, owner of the Orange Ale House, where the teams celebrated afterward.

While the Moms played ball — which was often comedic after watching title winning teams play during the school year— their children and husbands, Members of the Orange Little League District 4 State Championship team and Orange Juniorettes worked just as hard collecting donations and manning the concession stand.

This was a light hearted, well attended, fun community gathering. The Peck Place/Race Brook Moms won 16-14 over Turkey Hill. But more important the final tally for the charity was $1,000, possibly more.

Great Job Ladies! You all run and throw like girls and you were delightful to watch!

Orange Softball Moms Play Ball For Charity

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Aug 122015
 

moms softballThe entire community is encouraged to come out to Stankye  Field at Old Tavern Park on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. as two teams of Orange Softball moms play a charity game of softball to raise money to support the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center at Bridgeport Hospital.

After years of watching their kids play, Co-Organizers, Deb Marino and Kara DelVecchio got some people together and formed Orange Hot Moms Softball.

After a little brainstorming among the players, the event grew from a fun game of ball to a charitable mission to fight breast cancer, raise money and donate it to Bridgeport Hospital.

Jim Hassenmayer, owner of the Orange Ale House supports many charitable efforts and offered to sponsor t-shirts in two different shades of pink that will be worn during the game. The teams are planning to go to Orange Ale House for a post-game celebration and they hope the community will join them there too.

Marino and DelVecchio each will be coaching a team.

moms softball“Even though we’re all in this together, we split teams and each player donated $20,” said DelVecchio “Breast cancer is so near and dear to our hearts, with it affecting so many moms in our community and that’s what brings us together.”

Admission to the game is free, but organizers are hoping to raise money when they ‘Pass the Bra’ for donations.

In addition, the Orange Community Juniorettes will be hosting a bake sale and snacks will be available for purchase.

To make a donation, contact [email protected] or [email protected].

Originally Published on: Aug 7, 2015 @ 00:05

Fundraiser Planned For Amity Football Program

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Apr 162015
 

A file photo of the 2013 Amity Spartans.

A file photo of the 2013 Amity Spartans.

A fundraiser to benefit the Amity High School Football Program will take place at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, on Saturday, April 18 beginning at 6 p.m.

Ticket cost is $25 and includes a buffet style meal and drink ticket.

Raffle prizes will be awarded to lucky participants.

All proceeds go to the Spartans Football program.

In 2015, the Amity Football Team will be under the leadership of new head coach, 29-year-old Amity Grad Ted Czepiga of Bethany.

Originally Published on: Apr 12, 2015 @ 20:23