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Mark Your Calendars For The Annual OVFD Auxiliary Pancake Supper

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Mar 122019
 

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will host its 10th annual Pancake Supper on Wednesday, March 13 at Chip’s Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Rd., Orange.

The menu includes Pancakes, Eggs, choice of Bacon or Sausage and beverage.

There will be an early seating at 5:30 p.m. and late seating at 6:30 p.m.

Prices are: $12.00 for Adults, $6.00 Children 10 and under, gratuity included.

Tickets must be purchased in advance as a limited number of seats available.

Tickets may be purchased from any Auxiliary member or at Knight’s Inc., 286 Boston Post Rd. Orange. All proceeds benefit the Orange Volunteer Fire Department.

For further information, e-mail Lynn at LMK415@yahoo.com or visit our website at www.orangevfd.com

Get Ready For The Race Brook School Food Truck Festival

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Mar 122019
 

Don’t cook dinner on Friday, May 24. Instead, come to the 6th annual Race Brook School Food Truck Festival!

The event is open to the public and organizers expect crowds of hungry diners! Bring your family and friends to the Orange Fairgrounds on May 24 between 4 and 8 p.m. Where you’ll find plenty of great food trucks serving up a wide variety of delicious delicacies.

Be sure to like the Facebook page for up-to-date information and come kick off Memorial Day weekend at the Race Brook School Food Truck Festival!

Please note that some seating will be available, but you’re encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to set up your own picnic space on the field.

Beardsley Zoo Welcomes Rare Amur Leopard Cubs

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Mar 112019
 

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, last week, announced the addition of two new, and extremely rare, Amur leopard cubs to their facility.

The zoo reported that six-year-old Freya gave birth to three cubs on January 25. Two of the cubs, a male and female, survived. The third cub was euthanized due to maternal-induced injuries, according to zoo officials.

The female cub has melanism, which makes this Amur leopard even rarer. Melanism is a rare condition in big cats that gives them dark-pigmented fur.

Unfortunately, she suffered the loss of her tail due to Freya displaying hyper-grooming behaviors, and the cub underwent lifesaving surgery shortly after birth. She was treated with antibiotics for an infection, but now she has completed the medication and is doing well, the zoo said.

The male cub reportedly is completely healthy.

Endangered Species

The zoo reports that Amur leopards are critically endangered, with only 80 leopards of their kind left in the wild. There are around 200 in human care worldwide. Only six Amur cubs were born in the U.S. in 2018, with five surviving.

Zoo Director Gregg Dancho said, “Amur leopards are on the brink of extinction…The Species Survival Plan’s breeding recommendation is designed to bolster the number of individuals in human care, for potential future breeding, as well as the opportunity to return certain members of the species back to the wild someday. The birth of these cubs brings a few more precious Amur leopards to the population, which can help ensure the survival of these majestic animals for future generations.”

Both of the six-week-old cubs are in seclusion in the Zoo’s Animal Health Care Center. There is no official date yet for the cubs’ debut in the public exhibits.

Open House: Three Bedroom, Beautifully Renovated Ranch

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Mar 102019
 

Stop by 269 Bittersweet Road for this Open House Today, Sunday, March 10, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Completely Renovated Ranch! Interior features brand new kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Formal dining room situated adjacent to the kitchen.

Hardwoods throughout. Large living room features a brand new re-faced stone fireplace!

Master bedroom includes a Master Bath with tile shower stall.

Brand new main bath with custom tile work.

Exterior features new vinyl siding, vinyl windows, and new deck with a retractable canopy.

Includes a lower level family room for additional living space.

Asking price recently reduced to $359,900.

Winter Weather Advisory – No Big Deal

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Mar 092019
 

A winter weather advisory is in effect from 4 a.m. to noon on Sunday, March 10.

Mixed precipitation is expected.

Total sleet and snow accumulations of up to two inches and ice accumulations of up to one-tenth of an inch expected in portions of southern Connecticut.

Plan on slippery road conditions.

 

Daylight Savings Time Begins on Sunday, March 10

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Mar 092019
 

thDaylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, March 10. That means it’s time to Spring Ahead one hour.

Tonight, don’t forget to set your clocks (TV, Stove, Microwave, Car, etc) forward one hour before you go to bed.  Also, don’t forget to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and Carbon Monoxide detectors.

So, you lose an hour’s sleep, and that may throw you off for a day or two. BUT, the sun will rise at 7:16 a.m. and set at 6:57 p.m. on Sunday and it is supposed to be a nice day with temperatures near 60.

Welcome DST!

Did you know?: The Energy Policy Act of 2005 extended Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. beginning in 2007, though Congress retained the right to revert to the 1986 law should the change prove unpopular or if energy savings are not significant. Going from 2007 forward, Daylight Saving Time in the U.S.

  • begins at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday of March and
  • ends at 2:00 a.m. on the first Sunday of November

 

Who Wants To Win A Pig Roast? Meat-O OVFD Fundraiser Tonight!

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Mar 092019
 

Meat-O is a NEW fundraiser hosted by the Orange Volunteer Fire Department Auxilary and will be held on Saturday, March 9 at the Orange Center Road firehouse at 6 p.m.  It is similar to bingo, but played with a hand of 3 playing cards, for prizes of gift certificates, baskets, meats and more! 

The big prize is a PIG ROAST! Pig and cooker are included in this great prize!

Hands are bought before each round for a price range of $1-10 depending on the value of the prize; multiple hands may be bought by each person. 

Advance seating price is $5 per person, $8 at the door.  Coffee and dessert will be provided, you can bring snacks. (No alcohol please)

You can email OVFDAuxilary@hotmail.com or call or text Vickie 203-915-4822

For more information about this fundraiser, and other upcoming events please visit https://www.facebook.com/OVFDAuxiliary/

Proceeds of fundraisers directly benefit the Orange Volunteer Fire Department

Orange Police Officer Asks For Your Support

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Mar 092019
 

The Super Plunge is a Penguin Plunge event to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut on March 30 and 31 in Westbrook. A select group of individuals will plunge every hour for 24 consecutive hours to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Connecticut athletes.

Penguin Plunges give participants an opportunity to come together with friends and other warm-hearted individuals in their community to have fun and do good. Participants jump into the chilly waters of a lake or ocean in an exciting, festive atmosphere and earn great incentive prizes by raising money online to support Special Olympics’ year-round sports, health and fitness programs for people of all abilities.

So, who’s dedicated (and brave) enough to repeatedly run into the frigid ocean water 24 times over the course of 24-hours?

Well, for one, Orange Police Officer Denny Peterson, who is a town captain for the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

“I’m taking part in a Super Plunge at the end of March. I have to raise $2,400 by March 30th,” Peterson said. So far, he’s raised $2,205. Click HERE for his page to donate and help him reach his goal before the deadline in a couple of weeks.

The community is invited to join our brave Super Plungers for the Final Plunge at 12 p.m. on Sunday, March 31.

For more information contact Jackie at jackiet@soct.org 

 

The Award Winning 7s Are Back, Don’t Miss This Show

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Mar 092019
 

The 7s band that won the Ridgefield Band Jam last spring has a huge opportunity to open for a popular band in a local venue. On Saturday, March 9th, 2019, the 7s will OPEN for Mullett at the Milford Performance Center.
The 7s is a middle school band from Orange comprised of Christopher Carlson (drums), Lucas Ketchian (bass & guitar), Oliver Nappi (vocals) and Declan O’Rourke (bass & guitar),
The boys claimed the title of the Best Middle School band last April at The Ridgefield Playhouse annual teen Band Jam competition. Now their fans have an opportunity to see them locally opening for Mullett!
Mullett is the premier 80’s tribute band, playing venues across the country like Mohegan Sun, Hard Rock, Las Vegas, The Warehouse in Fairfield, CT and in 2018 went international rocking The Hard Rock Hotels in Ibiza, and Tenerife, Spain!
The 7s would love to see some hometown fans in the crowd. Doors open at 7 p.m, show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the link below. Rock n roll!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mullett-tickets-52239574975

Your Snow Photos Monday, March 4

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Mar 042019
 

Today we finally had a proper New England style snow storm and we’d like to share your photos with our readers.

Send us photos of your snowmen, snow-covered decks, serene backyards, pets, kids, or a family member clearing off their car, driveway or walkway to orangectlive01@gmail.com