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Aug 162014
 

summer-concert-series-beach-music-festival-37-300x300The Orange Community Services has arranged for the final of three free Summer Concerts in the Gazebo (one per month June – August) ]on the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road from 6-8 p.m.

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy these all-ages appropriate shows

On Aug. 20, the bluegrass band “Whiskey Boys” plays (rain date Aug. 21).

Sponsors for these shows include: Maplewood of Orange; OVNA; The Goddard School; Affordable Dentures; Crunch Fitness and Geico.

Labor Day Concert

Unrelated to the Community Services series:

The Town Of Orange and OTN present the Canadian Band “Dreamer.”

In its Connecticut debut, “Dreamer” will give you the Supertramp Experience on Labor Day weekend.

You know the music, “The Logical Song,” “Goodbye Stranger,” and “Dreamer” Come on down to the Orange Fairgrounds Gazebo, 525 Orange Center Road on Sunday, Aug. 31 from 7-9:30 p.m.

 Second publishing on  Aug 7, 2014 @ 0:16 

Jul 282014
 

Screen shot 2014-07-24 at 4.50.24 PMDenise Stein from Orange Community Services announced that the Section 8/RAP housing program will begin accepting applications on Monday Aug. 4 through Monday, Aug. 18.

For more information, call Community Services at 203-891-4788.

Community Services is located in the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road.

Demand is expected to be high, so submit yours ASAP.

May 122014
 

One small corner of the former probate office after the food was delivered.

One small corner of the former probate office after the food was delivered.

Last weekend the US Postal Service held its annual spring food drive, and Orange residents responded in a big way.

Residents received a postcard in the mail at the beginning of the week asking that they leave a bag of non-perishable food items that would go to the local food bank, near their mailbox on Saturday and the response was tremendous.

The locally collected food was transported directly to the High Plains Community Center and placed in the former probate office until it can be sorted and stored in the Community Services Food Closet.

Community Services Director Joan Cretella said, “A big thank you goes out to the postal workers and everyone that so generously donated to the food bank.”

The amount of food they received will definitely help those in need in the town of Orange.

Even though the food closet will be well stocked after the postal drive, it’s important to remember that Community Services graciously accepts donations throughout the year, not just during this drive or at the holidays.

“Thank You so much,” Cretella said.

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Aug 062013
 

Screen shot 2013-08-06 at 11.58.57 AMThe third and final show of the Summer Concert Series sponsored by Orange Community Services, Maplewood of Orange, the OVNA, Geico Insurance, the Urgent Care Center, and the Congregation Or Shalom will take place on the Orange Fairgrounds Wednesday, Aug. 7,  7 – 9 p.m.

Cruz Machine, a classic rock cover band will play. Rain date, Thursday, Aug. 8.

Be sure to bring your chairs and enjoy this free summer concert out on the lawn.

The Lions Club of Orange will be selling refreshments under the Pavilion.

Jul 162013
 

summer-concert-series-beach-music-festival-37Free Summer Concert – “Music Under the Stars,” Wednesday, July 17,  features Bourbon Cowboys, a country band from 7- 9 p.m. (with a rain date of Thursday July 18) at the High Plains Community Center (Orange Fairgrounds).

Orange Transportation is available to Orange seniors or disabled residents for the concerts. Call (203) 891-4788 for a ride. 

This concert is sponsored by Orange Community Services, Maplewood of Orange, the OVNA, Geico Insurance, the Urgent Care Center, and the Congregation Or Shalom.

The Lions Club of Orange will be on hand to sell refreshments.

Previously Published on: Jul 15, 2013 @ 2:41 a.m.

Summer Concert Flier

May 102013
 

Screen shot 2013-05-09 at 2.30.56 PMThe National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive takes place on Saturday, May 11.

This is a nation wide event, but did you know that ALL of the food you donate in Orange goes right back into the Orange Community?

The Orange Community Services recently provided Orange Live with this list of Food Bank Needs by category.

Pasta
Boxed Pasta
Sauce
Noodles
Mac & Cheese

Beans
Kidney
Baked
Dried
Chick Peas
Cannellini

Vegetables
Green Beans
Corn
Peas
Asparagus
Potatoes
Carrots

Soup
Tomato
Chicken Noodle
Cream Of (any)
Soup Broth

Breakfast Food
Cereal
Oatmeal
Peanut Butter/Jam, Jelly
Coffee
Tea

Canned
Tuna
Chicken
Chili
Chef Boy R Dee
Cranberry Sauce
Fruit
Tomatoes

Toiletries
Soap
Shampoo/Conditioner
Dish Detergent
Laundry Detergent

Paper Goods
Toilet Paper
Paper Towels
Napkins

Pet Food
Cat Food Dry or Wet
Dog Food Dry or Wet

Miscellaneous
Boxed Potatoes
Bagged Rice
Boxed Rice
Stuffing

Condiments
Mayonnaise
Mustard
Ketchup

Snacks
Cookies
Crackers

Mixes
Jello
Pudding mix
Cake mix
Frosting
Pie Filling

Originally Published on: May 9, 2013 @ 14:44

Dec 072012
 

Bring non-perishable donations when you come to see the Christmas lights on Riverdale Road.

For two decades the holiday light display on Riverdale Road has attracted people from near and far.

Last year this neat, tastefully decorated home caught the attention of the entire nation when it became one of the top 11 Best Light Displays in an online contest.

With that recognition behind them, and with their children all grown, the couple that resides there decided to add another piece to their display this year.  A collection box. No, it’s not for money to help pay their electric bill, but a food donation box to help fill the Orange Community Services food bank shelves.

In these trying times there are still some people out of work and in need of various items that they get from Community Services.

If you’re wondering what type of items the Orange Community Services takes for the bank, here is a list they recently provided us.

Riverdale Road is off of Ridge Road between Orange Center and Old Grassy Hill Road. Come on out and enjoy the display and don’t forget to bring a non-perishable item in your car when you venture out.

Community Services Food Bank List of Needs by category
Pasta
Boxed Pasta
Sauce
Noodles
Mac & Cheese
Beans
Kidney
Baked
Dried
Chick Peas
Cannellini
Vegetables
Green Beans
Corn
Peas
Asparagus
Potatoes
Carrots
Soup
Tomato
Chicken Noodle
Cream Of (any)
Soup Broth
Breakfast Food
Cereal
Oatmeal
Peanut Butter/Jam, Jelly
Coffee
Tea
Canned
Tuna
Chicken
Chili
Chef Boy R Dee
Cranberry Sauce
Fruit
Tomatoes
Toiletries
Soap
Shampoo/Conditioner
Dish Detergent
Laundry Detergent
Paper Goods
Toilet Paper
Paper Towels
Napkins
Pet Food
Cat Food Dry or Wet
Dog Food Dry or Wet
Miscellaneous
Boxed Potatoes
Bagged Rice
Boxed Rice
Stuffing
Condiments
Mayonnaise
Mustard
Ketchup
Snacks
Cookies
Crackers
Mixes
Jello
Pudding mix
Cake mix
Frosting
Pie Filling
Originally Published Dec. 2 at 4:55 a.m.