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Boys Volleyball: Amity Blanks Xavier

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Apr 272017
 

The Amity Boys Volleyball team hosted Xavier in Woodbridge on Wednesday, April 26.

Amity won all three games: 25-17, 25-22, and 25-18

Amity’s notable players: Conor Leary-Watson had 27 kills, 9 blocks, 9 digs and 5 aces; Ari  Kaufman-Frankel had 7 kills, 13 digs, 1 block, and 1 ace; Christian Tzepos had 25 assists and  5 kills.

Records: Amity 6-5, Xavier 3-6

Save The Date For The Rotary’s Mother’s Day Rose Sale

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Apr 272017
 

Each year, on the first Friday of May the Rotary Club of Orange hosts its Annual Mother’s Day Rose Sale.

This year, the sale is on May 5th.

The cost which is $18 per dozen. The roses come in a clear plastic box for easy transportation with a care packet to ensure that your mother, wife or significant other enjoys those roses for many days. There is always a variety of colors from which to choose, including red, cream yellow, pink and salmon.

Roses may be preordered by contacting any Orange Rotarian or by calling 203-516-0870.

Orange Live will update this information as it becomes available. 

Library To Close On Saturdays Due To Budget Cuts

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Apr 272017
 

Case Memorial Library

An important message from the Case Memorial Library — and how you can help. 

Cuts to the Case Memorial Library’s staff budget, including the elimination of funding and a hiring freeze for an essential professional librarian position, forced the Case Memorial Library Commission to make the difficult decision to close the Library on Saturdays, effective June 3, until further notice.
Without funding and permission to fill essential staff positions, the library does not have adequate staffing to maintain its hours six days a week.

Let your town representatives know that you want your Library open six days a week.

Make your voice heard at the Public Hearing of the Orange Board of Finance:
Thursday, April 27, 7:30 p.m. at High Plains Cafeteria

  1. Tell them why the Library is important to you.
  2. Tell them you want the Library open six days a week.
  3. Tell them you want funding restored to the Case Memorial Library’s staff budget and vacant Library positions filled immediately.

If you can’t make it to the hearing, contact your representatives. Every phone call, every email, every letter counts

To contact First Selectman Jim Zeoli
Phone: 203-891-4737
Email: jzeoli@orange-ct.gov

To contact Chairman, Board of Finance, Kevin Houlihan
Email: khoulihan@1-hcpas.com

Scholarships Available For Orange Residents

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Apr 272017
 

The Rotary Club of Orange announces its 2017 Scholarship Program. Three $2,000 Scholarships are being made available to High School Seniors who are residents of Orange. Each of the local schools has received copies of the Scholarship Application to post and have available for students.
Additionally, there is a separate $2,000 Scholarship available, (The Joseph Cuzzocreo Memorial Scholarship) and that will be awarded to an individual who is pursuing a degree in Human Services or a related field, i.e. Special Education.
The deadline for submitting applications is May 25th.
Any questions about the program may be directed to Don Lewis, Rotary Club of Orange, 203-795-3486
Applications also are available on Rotary Club of Orange website.

BREAKING: Entire Plaza Closed Due To Possible Electrical Fire

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Apr 262017
 

If you’re heading out to Trader Joes, Julia’s Bakery, LLBean, or any other business in the plaza at 560 (etc) Boston Post Road call ahead first because the entire plaza has no electricity.

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department is on the scene now (11:40 a.m.) and will be for an undetermined amount of time due to a possible electrical fire.

 

 

 

 

Orange Recycling Adds a New Twist To Its Shredding Day Event

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Apr 252017
 

The Orange Recycling Committee (ORC) will host its fifth shredding day on Saturday, June 3, in the front parking area of the High Plains Community Center (HPCC), 525 Orange Center Road, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This service is free of charge to Orange residents due to a generous donation from the Rotary Club of Orange. In addition, the ORC is expanding the event to include mattress and box spring recycling. This free service is made possible through a partnership with the Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye Mattress Program.

“Since our first paper shredding event in 2013, hundreds of residents have purged their homes and offices of sensitive financial and medical papers by bringing them for secure, environmentally-responsible shredding,” said ORC Chairman Mitch Goldblatt. “We’re thrilled to expand recycling opportunities for residents by also collecting mattress and box springs.”

Residents may bring bags or boxes filled with documents for shredding, and volunteers from the Orange Recycling Committee will deposit them into the shredding truck. The secure, on-site shredding trucks will once again be provided by Affordable Solutions, owned by Orange resident Joe Johnston.

To show their appreciation for these free recycling opportunities, residents may donate to the Orange Rotary Scholarship Fund. Rotarians will be on hand to collect donations.

There will be a separate area for residents to bring mattresses and box springs for recycling,

The Orange Lions Club has agreed to pick up Mattresses at the homes of residents on Saturday, June 3 and deliver them to High Plains for recycling.

They will charge $10 per mattress or box spring as long as it is clean, and either outside the house or in a garage for easy access. They will not go into the resident’s home.

Arrangements can be made by contacting Ken Lenz at 203 795-3906. Payment made be made by cash or check to Orange Lions Charities, and all proceeds are considered a charitable donation.

Paper Shredding and Mattress Recycling Event

BRING:  Tax papers, bills, receipts, statements, and documents that contain personal, financial and/or medical information. No need to remove staples or elastic bands, but clips should be removed for reuse. Mattresses and/or box springs.

DO NOT BRING: Newspapers, notebooks, folders, and other papers that can go in the regular residential recycling bins.

”Keeping these items out of landfills benefits our local community and contributes to a more global responsibility,” Goldblatt said. “It’s an added benefit that the event itself is a fun day for our volunteers and a great chance to interact with residents of our wonderful community.”

Additional information and contacts:

About the Orange Recycling Committee

The Orange Recycling Committee is a group of volunteers who live in Orange and are committed to increasing and simplify recycling options for Orange residents, at home and at town events:

Website: http://www.orange-ct.gov/govser/recycling.htm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ORCinCT/

About Bye Bye Mattress Bye Bye Mattress:

Bye Bye Mattress is Connecticut’s mattress recycling program. Established by law and operated by the non-profit Mattress Recycling Council, the program uses a recycling fee collected on each mattress and box spring sold to state residents to make recycling easier in our communities.

Whether a city picks up your discarded mattress, a retailer takes it back with your new purchase, or you drop it off, the Bye Bye Mattress program diverts your old mattress from waste to recycling.

Now, our landfills will be less crowded as old mattresses are recycled into new, useful products.

Visit www.ByeByeMattress.com or call 1-855-700-9973 for more information or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Obituary: Josephine Bergantino, 102, Beloved Mother, Grandmother

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Apr 242017
 

Josephine Bergantino, 102, of Orange passed away at home on April 22, 2017.
Wife of the late Angelo Bergantino. Mother of MaryAnn Imperati and her husband Michael of Branford, William Bergantino and his wife Stacy of Orange, and the late Elaine Dziubinski, grandmother of Michele (Robert Campagnoulo) Amendola, Michael (Barbara) Amendola, Kim (Joe) Dawson, Marisa (Glyn) Faulkner, Richard Dziubinski, Marc (Jennifer) Amendola, Brianna Chairaluce, JoAnn (Michael) Zendan and Laurie (David) Brennan and great grandmother of 8. She was predeceased by her siblings Pietro Iuraduri and Nina Buscio. Josephine was a member of the Holy Infant Ladies Guild.
Visitation will be (today) Monday from 4-8pm at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green. Funeral Services will be Tuesday morning at the funeral home at 11:30. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Donations may be made in Josephine’s name to the Orange Visiting Nurses Association, 605A Orange Center Rd., Orange, CT. 06477. For online condolences visit
She was predeceased by her siblings Pietro Iuraduri and Nina Buscio. Josephine was a member of the Holy Infant Ladies Guild.
Visitation will be Monday from 4-8 p.m. at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green. Funeral Services will be Tuesday morning at the funeral home at 11:30. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery.
Donations may be made in Josephine’s name to the Orange Visiting Nurses Association, 605A Orange Center Rd., Orange, CT. 06477. For online condolences visit www.westhavenfuneral.com.

Upcoming Events At The Case Memorial Library

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Apr 242017
 

Case Memorial Library

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, offers the following upcoming events and activities.


Oscar Film: Fences
Monday, April 24, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26, 1 p.m.

2 hr. 19 min. PG-13. A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.
Aging Gracefully: Practicing Self-Care with Meditation and Massage
Thursday, April 27, 7 p.m.
Learn to lead a more relaxed, mindful, and open state of living with insight meditation and self-massage. Guided practice will be led by Barbara O’Neill and Rita Lombardi of the Anam Cara Center. Presented by the Case Memorial Library and Orange Senior Center as part of Boomers and Beyond: A Lifelong Learning Center. Registration is required.


Oscar Film: Hidden Figures
Monday, May 1, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 3, 1 p.m.

2 hr. 7 min. PG. The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who played a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program.


Yoga for Peace and Well-Being: De-stress with Breath
Tuesday, May 2, 7 p.m.
The ancient science of yoga offers easy access to tools for rest and relaxation. Learn to use breathing techniques plus meditation to relax your nervous system and bring you to a state of calm and peace. Led by instructor Sue Neufeld. Bring a yoga mat or towel. Held at High Plains Community Center.


Art in the Library Reception
Thursday, May 4, 5-7 p.m.
In honor of the May exhibit: Seniors, on view May 2-30.

Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register in person or by telephone.

Phone: 203-891-2170

 

Volunteer Firefighters Open Their Doors To The Public, Potential New Members

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Apr 242017
 

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 firehouse, 355 Boston Post Road was open and ready to welcome guests on Sunday at 10 a.m.

In preparation for Volunteer Firefighters Day, the men and women washed all the trucks and cleaned up the firehouse.

The volunteers were neatly dressed and ready to give tours, show off the trucks and gear and maybe even recruit a few new members.

Sadly, the weather was sunny, warm and beautiful. People were gardening, playing ball at Old Tavern Park, flying kites, and walking the track at the Orange Fairgrounds. Nothing was further from their minds than an indoor activity.

A table was set up with some gear, pamphlets, plastic fire hats for the kids…but hardly anyone came. Still, the volunteers, who are on call 24/7, stayed at the firehouse until the scheduled 2 p.m. event closing time.

One little girl chatted it up and charmed firefighter Lisa Kaplan, and that alone made the day worthwhile for at least one firefighter.

The importance of fire volunteers

It’s astounding that there are still many Orange residents who don’t realize that the town’s fire department is made up of 100% volunteer members.

These men and women are highly trained and have the same skills as the paid firefighters in neighboring cities and towns. When the alarm sounds on Christmas, Thanksgiving, The Fourth of July, Superbowl Sunday or any of the other 361 days or nights of the year, they stop whatever they are doing and respond. They save the town money and depend on the support of the community through various fundraisers to purchase the vehicles and equipment needed to best serve the town and help save lives and property in emergency situations.

More than eighty percent of all fire personnel in Connecticut are volunteers, and the majority of fire departments throughout the state are experiencing a volunteer shortage. Local fire departments need volunteers of all skill levels and abilities, people willing and able to respond to emergencies whenever called upon.

Volunteer Firefighter Day was part of Everyday Hero CT, a program dedicated to increasing the number of volunteer firefighters throughout the state. A partnership of the Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association (CFCA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), the Everyday Hero CT campaign is a two-year Volunteer Workforce Solutions (VWS) initiative designed to address the shortage of volunteer firefighters in Connecticut. It is helping achieve a viable and sustainable volunteer firefighter workforce for fire departments throughout Connecticut. Everyday Hero CT is funded by a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant awarded to the CFCA by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to develop a model to enhance the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters.

Obituary: Nina D. Judd, 95, Beloved Sister, Mother, Grandmother

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Apr 232017
 

Nina D. Judd, 95, of Orange, beloved wife of the late Burton F. Judd, Jr., passed away on April 21, 2017.

Nina was born on April 17, 1922 to the late Kiril and Elizabeth Dorosko.

While her children were in school, she was a member of the PTA.

She worked for many years for Western Electric as a comptometer clerk. She was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers, which was a community group associated with Western Electric.

Some of her hobbies included sewing and quilting.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to those who have loved and cared for Nina, including her primary caregiver Theo Ocansey, the Somerville family and the VNA of Orange.

Nina leaves behind her children, Robert Judd and his wife, Martha and Sandra DiStefano and her husband Richard; her grandchildren, Christina Judd, Zach DiStefano and Chantal DiStefano and her fiancé, Jon Warner; great-grandson, Avery Warner; her sister, Alice Belsky of North Wilbraham, MA; and a niece and nephew.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Peter and George Dorosko.

All services will be privately conducted.

Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA of Orange, 605 Orange Center Rd., Orange, CT 06477.

To leave online condolences, visit www.codywhitefuneralservice.com.