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Donations Sought To Purchase Memorial Bench For Annie “Elf Mama” Davis

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Nov 172019
 

A file photo from a Santa’s Helper visit. Little Cindy Lou Who is probably 15 years old now.

Annie “Elf Mama” Davis was a huge part of the Orange Community, For more than 20 years, she took the reigns of the OVFD Auxiliary’s Santa’s Helper program and helped bring joy to thousands of children and families across town.

While at home with her only son, Michael, on Monday, Sept. 23, Annie wasn’t feeling well and she passed out. Michael called 911 and his mom passed away at the hospital after having a heart attack.

The friends of Annie Davis would like to purchase a memorial bench for the Orange Fairgrounds with Annie’s name on it so she will never be forgotten.

The cost of the bench, with an engraved plaque and installation, is $1,500 and we need your help to make our goal.

Cookies and an Ornament

Annie’s Chocolate Chip Cookies were legendary around town. We are selling copies of the recipe, along with a chocolate chip cookie ornament for $3. All proceeds go toward the bench purchase. Contact Terri at orangectlive01@gmail.com if you are interested.

You may mail monetary donations to Friends of Annie Davis, 131 Clark Street, Milford, CT 06460.

We have a short term designated bank account for this cause, with none of the regular fees for a couple of months. But $1,500 is a lot of money and even as the checks are deposited as they come in, we are hoping for a lot of community support to get Annie this bench.

We’d come closer to seeing it come to fruition if all the families that participated in the Santa’s Helper event over the years sent in a little something as a thank you to Annie for her dedication to you and the program.

Make out checks to “Friends of Annie Davis,” and mail to Friends of Annie Davis, 131 Clark Street, Milford, CT 06460.

THANK YOU if you already have donated!

Annie Davis Fundraiser In Two Days (Friday, Nov. 8)

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Nov 062019
 

The Fundraiser in memory of Annie “Elf Mama” Davis is just two days away.

On Friday, Nov. 8, the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, will open its “Big Room” up for this event from 5 to 9 p.m.

Online ticket sales are picking up. Advance sale price is $20, At The Door tickets are $25.

You can save a little bit of money by buying in advance HERE and use those savings for our VERY DIFFICULT “Guess how many candies are in the jar” contest, and getting raffle tickets for a chance on one of our wonderful donated prizes (10 for $5 or 25 for $10). We’re confident that we’ve got something of interest for everyone. We’ve got a whole team of Annie’s friends collecting them.

We’ve been told that some people are afraid to give their information online, so we will offer you this option. Send an e-mail to orangectlive01@gmail.com by 10 a.m. on Friday with the words “Tickets” in the subject line, and you will be put on the list of attendees for the $20 advance ticket price. 

We are hoping to fill the Ale House with those special families that shared the joy of Santa’s Helper over the years, as well as bringing Annie’s friends and co-workers together to share stories.

Skip Dinner at home and stop by the Ale House and enjoy their special fundraiser cuisine (included) or you CAN buy dinner for yourself and order from the regular menu.

We’re working hard to make this a memorable celebration. If residents, business owners, municipal offices, organizations, or any group would like to donate a raffle prize, or collect money and we will assemble an appropriate basket in your name, text Terri at 203-506-1747, and I will be happy to come and get it by Thursday, Nov. 7.

Contributors will be recognized at the event and on Orange Live.

Thank You in advance for remembering Annie.

Obituary: Douglas Miles Hassenmayer, 59, Beloved Brother Of James Hassenmayer

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Mar 242019
 

Douglas Miles Hassenmayer, 59, of Durham, North Carolina passed away on February 14, 2019. He was born on November 17, 1959, in Milford, Connecticut and graduated from Milford High School in 1977. He furthered his education at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in 1982.

A member of the Mensa Society, Doug was known for his wit and zest for life, as well as his ability to converse intelligently on a wide range of subjects. He enjoyed a passion for organized, thought-provoking, mind-challenging games and was also an advanced collector of tobacciana.

He was formerly a Mason in Ansantawae Lodge #89 AF & AM in Milford along with his father, brothers and several other family members. Doug will be greatly missed by his loving family and many loyal friends.

He is survived by his parents, Walter E. (Skip) Hassenmayer and Ruth E. (Miles) Hassenmayer of Milford, CT; brothers Thomas E. Hassenmayer (Morgan) of New Haven, CT and James R. Hassenmayer of Orange, CT. He also leaves his sisters-in-law, Kathleen Hassenmayer of Milford, CT, Analida Hassenmayer of Fayetteville, NC and several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his younger brother David D. Hassenmayer.

reception to celebrate Doug’s life and memory will be held Sunday, April 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Duke Cancer Institute, Office of Development, 710 West Main St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701

Orange Ale House Will Host Suicide Prevention Fundraiser

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Sep 062018
 

Many of us have been directly affected by suicide, some of us are survivors of a suicide attempt, and just about all of us have known or known of someone who has tried or succeeded in committing suicide.

In 2018, suicide is still a hugely taboo subject, and this makes it incredibly difficult for people dealing with depression, bipolar disorder, and suicidal thoughts and feelings to express themselves to others for fear of being shamed. Let’s work together to end the stigma of depression and suicide and spread awareness across the world.

Jim Hassenmayer, the owner of the Orange Ale House, has been thinking about and wanting to do this event for a while. Now, he has announced a date for the “Every 40 Seconds” Suicide Prevention Fundraising Event.

The Orange Ale House will host this event on Saturday, September 8 from 4 – 11 p.m.

Tickets are $30 and will include food and a drink ticket.

The next day is the start of National Suicide Prevention Week. Jim and the Ale House will be raising funds for The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Southern Connecticut chapter.

He said, “We will have a memory wall, where one can post a photo, poem or any other memory they choose of a friend or loved one.”

Hassenmayer added, “We still need a few volunteers to help out. And if anyone can help us source some Raffle/Silent auction prizes, contact any of us or call Orange Ale House at 203-795-0707 or e-mail: info@orangealehouse.com.”

Come To This Family Friendly Fundraiser In Orange Tonight (Wednesday, May 30)

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May 302018
 

What’s left of the historic barn as seen from the front porch of the family home at Clover Nook Farm.

Come to the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, to eat, drink and shop for a good cause on Wednesday, May 30, from 5-10 p.m. Bring the kids for dinner, children are welcome with their parents.

Amber Durkin will be displaying Lularoe women’s clothing and everything is available to purchase, and 20% of her sales will be donated to the Clover Nook Farm fund to help them recover from the tornado damage sustained from the direct hit from an F1 Tornado on Tuesday, May 15. In addition, Orange Ale House will be donating 20% of its food and beverage sales between 5 and 10 p.m. to the cause.
Terri Miles of Orange Live will be attending and be helping to coordinate and promote the event. Please let’s have a great turn out to help our neighbors get back on their feet.
Orange Ale House has great food like pizza, ribs, wings, burgers, and salads. There also are 17 rotating craft beers on tap in addition to many bottled beers.
Clover Nook Farm, 50 Fairwood Road, Bethany, was established in 1765, it is one of the oldest operating farms in the state of CT and is on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Don’t Throw Away Your Bertucci’s Gift Certificates, There Is A Silver Lining

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Apr 182018
 

The corner of Peck Lane and the Boston Post Road is darker with the closing of Bertucci’s.

The Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, Orange, has announced that it will honor valid Bertucci’s gift certificates until Sunday, July 1.

Owner Jim Hassenmayer said, “We’ve got great food and a nice selection of beverages. This offer does not include tax, gratuity or alcoholic beverages. Because we cannot determine what the value might be of a gift card we will have to assume a maximum value of $25. Hopefully, this lessens the pain a little.”

So stop by the Ale House, relax at a quiet table in the rear dining room, or gather with friends in a booth or one of the tall tables in the big room and discover what regular customers already know about the great menu items the restaurant has to offer.

If you like the bar scene and haven’t tried the Orange Ale House yet, this is a great time to find out what it’s all about.

 

Orange-Milford Chambers Plan March 14 Event At Ale House

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Mar 132018
 

Hey Chamber members, join the Orange and Milford Chambers at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, Orange for a fun pre-St. Patrick’s Day business after hours event on Wednesday, March 14, from 5-7 p.m.

Admission is $15 pre-registration, $20 at the door.

To reserve your space call Carol at 203-795-3328 or e-mail director@orangectchamber.com.

 

Orange Chamber Gives Back At Friendsgiving Event in November

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Oct 182017
 

The Orange Chamber of Commerce will host a “Friendsgiving” Business After Hours, at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, Orange on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 5 p.m.

“Friendsgiving” will kick off the holiday season with 50% of the proceeds from the event fees going to a local food bank.

Chamber members are asked to invite co-workers and friends. Businesses that are not members are encouraged to attend and network.

The fee is $15 per person.

To register, e-mail director@orangectchamber.com

Local Classroom School Supplies Fundraising Opportunity

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Sep 112017
 

If you’re a teacher in the local area then you know how limited school funding is for classroom supplies. In some cases just $1 per student.

The Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, wants to help.

For the months of September and October, the business is offering all teachers the opportunity to raise a little extra money for their classroom supplies.

Here’s how it could work:

Set up a Happy Hour party at Orange Ale House. Owner Jim Hassenmayer will provide unlimited Free pizza and a free beverage (select beers, house wines, and various drinks included) for each of the guests.

YOU sell tickets for whatever price you’re comfortable with, ie $8, $10, $12, $15 Etc. Also maybe do a raffle.

You collect the money, you keep the money. It’s an after work party that can raise some needed money for classroom school supplies. That’s it. No obligation or minimum required.

To book one, email Lindsey at events@orangealehouse.com or call 203-795-0707 or simply stop in.

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: Once you’ve set a date, send an e-mail to orangectlive01@gmail.com and we will help get the word out to the entire community for you. 

Help An Important Cause Wednesday Night — Great Prizes Available

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Sep 062017
 

Karen and Mike Iassogna are teaming up with Jim Hassenmayer for their annual Light The Night Fundraiser at the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road tonight from 6 – 9 p.m.

The Iassogna’s “Team Possible” is passionate about raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and have been working tirelessly to gather many fantastic raffle prizes for the event.

Ticket cost is $25 if purchased in advance, $30 at the door, which includes a buffet and first drink (wine or beer) and entertainment by Joe Ladore.

In addition to the raffle, there also will be three silent auction prizes:

1) private wine class for 20 at Total Wine & More value $500. Opening bid $60

2) Ramones memorabilia – family memoir by Mickey Leigh signed by members of Ramones and other punk rock icons (donated by John O’Keefe) opening bid $60

3) Rolling Stones memorabilia – limited edition not previously available to the public (donated by John O’Keefe) opening bid $60

100% of ticket and raffle sales benefit Lit the night Team Possible and LLS. The Ale House is donating all the food and every raffle prize is donated.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call Karen or Mike Iassogna at 203-799-6633, or any member of Team Possible.