About Your Carnival Wristbands

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Aug 022017

The forecast shows a chance of a couple of pop-up showers on Thursday and Friday, but, as always the Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival will go on as planned.

That said, if you have purchased your discount priced ride bracelets online, when you arrive at the fairgrounds, go directly to the rear of the raffle tent (across from the pavilion ‘Main Food Tent’) to pick up your wristbands, and have your ID ready.

You may use your wristbands at any one of the following time periods:

  1. Thursday, Aug. 3, 5 to 11 p.m.
  2. Friday, Aug. 4, 5 p.m. to midnight
  3. Saturday, Aug. 5, 12 noon to 5 p.m.
  4. Saturday, Aug. 5, 5 p.m. to midnight
  5. Sunday, Aug. 6, 12 noon to 5 p.m.

Remember, children must be at least 3-feet tall to ride any ride. 

You can still buy regular priced tickets at the carnival.

Bought in advance, the cost of wristbands for adults and/or children are: 1 – $28, 2 – $50 (save $6), 3 – $75 (save $9), 4 – $100 (save $12), 5 – $125 (save $15), 6 – $150 (Save $18), 7 – $175 (save $21), 8 – $200 (save $24), 9 – $225 (save $27).

PLEASE HELP! We Need YOU-Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival

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Aug 022017

The Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival will be held this weekend beginning on Thursday, August 3 through Sunday, August 6.

Help is again gratefully accepted and very much needed in the main food tent.

High school students looking for community service hours are also invited.

If you are interested in giving of your time for a few hours, especially on Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m. for the day shift, or the evening time, beginning at 4 p.m.

Help is also needed on Sunday, beginning at noontime. The carnival does not go into the evening on Sunday.

We will also need some assistance on Thursday and on Friday beginning at 4:30 p.m.

If your company would like to volunteer together, as a group that would be great and very much appreciated.

Coldwell Banker-Orange volunteers on Thursday night. Real Living-Wareck D’Ostilio is putting together volunteers for Friday evening

Please remember that aside from having a good time pitching in with your neighbors and friends to help, the volunteer fire department also helps keep our town taxes lower.

The carnival is held rain or shine unless it’s called off due to dangerous weather.

If you are willing to help the OVFD, which is on call 24/7/365,  just show up and offer your assistance.

Call or email Denise Mirto to add your name 203-464-9972 call or text or even better email at denise.mirto@gmail.com

Mark Your Calendars For The Senior Health And Safety Fair

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Jul 182017

The Laughter Yoga Club demonstrated their moves at a past senior health fair.

The 16th Annual Health and Safety Fair will take place at the High Plains Community Center on Friday, September 15 from 9:30 am to 12 noon.

Vendors representing all sorts of agencies will be on hand to give out information about products and services that benefit older adults.

There will be raffle prizes and refreshments.

Sponsored by Coldwell Banker, Orange Visiting Nurses Association, Maplewood of Orange and the Orange Senior Center.

Admission is free.

For more information call 203-891-4784.

Olympian Coming To Orange

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Jul 182017

The ASD Fitness Center, 307 Racebrook Road, Orange, will host a meet and greet with Olympic Rower Dan Walsh, tonight, July 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Walsh, a two-time Olympian and Bronze Medalist in Rowing will celebrate with local Special Olympic Athletes

Walsh is a Norwalk native and graduate of Brien McMahon High School. He won a bronze medal with the United States Men’s 8+ at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. His professional rowing career spans 15 years, including 11 years on U.S. Rowing’s Senior National team, a bronze medal at the 2006 World Championships, and two Olympic Games.

This event includes pizza and refreshments, and opportunities for photos and autographs.

Due to limited availability, you must RSVP.

Email: asdfitnesscenter1@gmail.com or call 203-553-9508

Horse racing is coming to Orange

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Jul 172017

Join the Orange Republicans for an unforgettable Friends of Zeoli (Z’17) fundraiser “A Night at the Races” at the Marino’s house located at 830 Bayberry Lane in Orange on Saturday, July 29 at 7 p.m

Enjoy the great pizzas from our own Reno and Sons Pizza truck with Dave Kennedy along with Hors D’oeuvres, appetizers and desserts and an open bar! Sit by the fire pit and relax or dance to the music. 

The cost is $100 pp and advance ticket sales are a must. Please send checks payable to “Friends of Zeoli” and mail to Debra Marino, 657 Orange Center Road, Orange CT 06477. 

RSVP by Wednesday, July 19.  If you have any questions, call Deb at 203-214-7008.

It will be a fun-filled and eventful night! You don’t want to miss this one!!

— Press release from the Orange Republicans

It’s Happening At The Case Memorial Library

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Jul 162017

The Case Memorial Library.

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, offers the following events this week (and next week).

Oscar Film: Elle
Monday, July 17, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 19, 1 p.m.

2 hr. 10 min. R. A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her. Starring Academy Award nominee Isabelle Huppert.

Books & Breakfast Morning Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, July 18, 10 a.m.
A discussion of Hot Milk by Deborah Levy. Led by Carol Davidson. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk.
Growing Roses in Orange for 52 Years
Tuesday, July 18, 1 p.m.
Join John P. Mattia, nationally recognized rose exhibitor, photographer, and lecturer, who will discuss his experiences growing and photographing roses in Orange for the last 52 years. Registration is required. Presented by the Friends of the Library in celebration of their 25th anniversary.

No Bake Kids’ Cooking Class
Wednesday, July 19, 2-4:30 p.m.
Session I: 2-3 p.m.; Session II: 3:30-4:30 p.m. For children entering grades K-6. Learn how to make tasty, healthy recipes with Courtney Huggins, Orange ShopRite’s Registered Dietitian. Choose the session that best fits your schedule and we’ll handle the rest. Please notify us of any food allergies at the time of registration. Registration is required.

“The Great Kapok Tree” Drama Workshop with Ingrid Schaeffer
Thursday, July 20, 2:30-4 p.m.
Children entering grades K-6 are invited to act out this classic tale of a man’s visit to the Amazon rain forest and the unforgettable lesson he learns from the animals that call it home. Participants will also complete an art activity based on the book as part of the workshop. Registration is required.

Square One Theatre presents “Kalamazoo”
Monday, July 24, 7 p.m.
The Square One Theatre Company will present a staged reading of “Kalamazoo,” a romantic comedy about life’s second act and learning you’re never too old for love. Registration is required. Sponsored by the Shirley Martin Prown Fund.

Teen Cooking Class: Sweet and Savory Dips
Wednesday, July 26, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
For students entering grades 6-12.
Make (and eat!) a seven-layer dip, hummus, and a dessert dip with Courtney Huggins, Registered Dietitian at ShopRite of Orange. Space is limited to 8 participants per session. Please notify us of any food allergies at the time of registration. Registration is required.

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

Phone: 203-891-2170

Coming Up At The Library The GREAT Basement Book Sale

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Jul 152017

Come to one of the most anticipated events of the year at the Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, on Saturday, July 15.

The Friends of the Case Memorial Library presents its first Summer GREAT Basement Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Bank Robbery UPDATE

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Jul 142017

With the assistance of the Woodbridge and New Haven Police Departments, the suspect vehicle involved in Tuesday’s robbery at TD Bank on the Boston Post Road in Orange, was recovered On Thursday, July 13.

According to police, the 2017 Ford Fusion was an overdue rental from a rental company in New Haven. Orange Police Detectives will process the car for trace evidence along with evidence initially recovered at the scene.

Additionally,  Orange Police Detectives canvassed area businesses and discovered some more video of the vehicle and suspects. The male driver was captured on CCTV on foot attempting to recover evidence and a second female passenger is seen in the getaway car. The primary suspect (the woman accused of robbing the bank) was captured on CCTV without the wig she wore during the incident.

Orange Police continue to request the public’s help in tracking these suspects down. Any information should be forwarded to Detective Peter Kingston at 203-891-2138.

Ford Fusion recovered in New Haven

Shabbat At The Beach Postponed Again

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Jul 142017

Another rainy Friday, and hence, another cancellation of the annual “Or Shalom at the Beach” service.

The event is re-scheduled for FridayJuly 28 at 7 p.m. 

Tonight’s Shabbat service will take place in the Congregation Or Shalom sanctuary, at 7 p.m.

Police Seek Bank Robbery Information

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Jul 132017

The TD Bank, 175 Boston Post Road was robbed on Tuesday, July 11 at 6:11 p.m.

According to Orange Police, a black female wearing jeans, a blue t-shirt, sunglasses, and a wig, gave the teller a note demanding money.

The bank teller gave the suspect cash and she walked out of the bank, across the street, into a parking lot where she discarded the blue t-shirt, wig, and sunglasses, which officers later recovered.  

A black vehicle, possibly a newer Ford Fusion, driven by a black male, was seen pulling up alongside the woman and is believed to have driven her from the scene.  

Police said it appeared the car had a New Jersey plate, and three of the digits may have been “G11.”  

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Orange Police Department at 203-891-2130, in reference to case # 17-17817.