Apr 182014
Home for Rent on N. Greenbrier Drive

Home for Rent on N. Greenbrier Drive

Gigantic and beautiful single family home in Orange.

8+ rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, hardwood floors, ceramic tile, stove, dishwasher, washer & dryer, garage and driveway, lots of storage space, alarm system, central air, fireplace, yard, no pets please,

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Apr 172014


.Mika has been missing since Tuesday, April 15

.Mika has been missing since Tuesday, April 15

Mika, a 10 lb, 2 year old mini Pincher, was kenneled at Who’s your Doggie? 100 Gulf Street, Milford when he escaped Tuesday morning (April 15th).

He may be heading home to his family in Orange.

Mika is owned by the Genovese family and if anyone has seen him, they may contact Kathleen Genovese (203) 306-8706.

Apr 152014

628x471Residents who’ve heard about proposed changes for establishing an Indian tribe has many Orange residents feeling uneasy.

Anyone living in the area about two decades ago will remember how their property was jeopardized when an Indian tribe attempted to receive recognition and “take what was rightfully theirs.”

This Wednesday, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro will host a discussion on the Draft Proposed Changes by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to the procedures for establishing an American Indian Tribe.

The meeting will take place in the main meeting room of the Woodbridge Town Hall, 11 Meetinghouse Lane at 5:30 p.m.

If you would like to attend, RSVP to District Director Jennifer Lamb at 203-562-3718 or at [email protected].

Apr 142014

Screen shot 2014-04-14 at 10.09.05 PMDorothy M Piazza, 83, beloved wife of the late Ernest Piazza, joined her husband in eternal peace on Friday, April 11, 2014. Born on April 22, 1930 in Bridgeport, CT, she was the daughter to the late Arthur and Natalie Seymour Tillson.

Dorothy and Ernest resided in Orange, where they raised their 3 children, for 49 years.

As a graduate of Milford high school in 1948, she was actively involved in her reunion committee and always looked forward to reminiscing with old friends. She shared many good times and laughter with family and friends at their summer home on Lake Waramaug.

Not only a devoted mother, but she also had a rewarding career. She worked for many years at Precision Products in Wallingford where she retired in 1987. Dorothy’s retirement years where embraced by her zest for life. She enjoyed the winter months basking on beaches of Southwest Florida where they had a condo. The summers were full of festive BBQ’s poolside at their home or traveling to Frye Island Maine with her children and grandchildren.

Dorothy loved a leisurely afternoon with a great book or just good conversation over hors d’oeuvres and libations. Her hospitality was as warm as her heart. Her passion for gardening put beauty in all of the lives around her. She was the most loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who will be truly missed by all who knew her.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Donna Hartman, Sharon Piazza Thurston (Bob), and Jeffery Piazza (Carrie); grandchildren Heather Klein Albert, Jason and Jarret Guercia, Lindsey and Rob Thurston, and Eric Takacs; great grandchildren Samantha and Collin Albert. In addition to her husband Ernest, Dorothy was predeceased by her sister, Muriel Wyatt.

Friends and family may call prior to the Memorial Service on Tuesday from 10-11 AM. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the Cody- White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford CT 06460 at 11 AM. A burial of cremains will be held on Thursday, April 17th 2014 at 11 AM at Orange Center Cemetery in Orange CT.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Generation Rescue Hope for Recovery for Autism, 13636 Ventura Blvd. #259 Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 or to http://www.generationrescue.org/.

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

Apr 132014

enchanted gardensThe purple building at the corner of Orange Center Road and Derby Ave. is a landmark.

Enchanted Gardens and Ponds has been serving customers since 2000. The store sells everything you need to build your own water gardens and more but now, sadly, it’s over.

A big “For Sale” sign has been on the front grass strip for weeks and this week customers are coming from everywhere to take advantage of the going out of business sale.

This is most likely another casualty of a small business having to compete with the big box stores.

Whomever buys the building most likely will paint over the familiar purple exterior and people will have to say something  other than “turn at the purple building” when giving directions.



Apr 092014

congregation or shalomA Message from Congregation Or Shalom:

The climax of every Bar/Bat Mitzvah arrives when the 13 year-old celebrant stands and chants the Haftorah.  A hush descends upon the congregation  as he/she opens a book and begins to chant its ancient words.

But did you ever wonder why the Haftorah is read from a book, and not a scroll?  The answer is that while Jewish law requires that the Torah be beautifully inscribed on parchment; there is no such requirement with regard to the Haftorah. And yet, wouldn’t a  handsome “Haftorah-scroll” enhance and elevate the service?  Of course it would!

Then why not read from a Haftorah scroll? Well, in fact that’s exactly why, through the ages, many Jewish communities created such a scroll.  In so doing, they were declaring:”Although a beautiful Haftorah scroll is not ”required’, this Haftorah scroll honors my Judaism; it honors G-d!”

Well, it’s for that reason that approximately ten years ago, the Men’s Clubs of Conservative Judaism created an attractive Haftorah scroll, designed to travel from community to community around the world.  And on April 19, Saturday/Shabbat morning, it will be Or Shalom’s turn and privilege to read from it!

Please come to honor our Sefer Haftorah!  The service will begin at 9:30 am.
Apr 092014
The Atrium in the UNH Orange Campus building

The Atrium in the UNH Orange Campus building

The Dedication of the University of New Haven’s Orange Campus (former Hubbell Electronics headquarters) will take place Friday, April 11, at 4:30  p.m.

The Dedication will honor the many outstanding contributions of Samuel S. Bergami, Jr. ’85 EMBA and his wife, Lois, and Charles E. Pompea ’71, ’90 EMBA and his wife, Tamera have made to UNH

UNH President Steven H. Kaplan and the Board of Governors will be on hand at the UNH Orange Campus, 584 Derby Milford Road.


Apr 072014

sold_sign_400Town Clerk Patrick O’Sullivan released this (short) list of property transfers filed in Town Hall last week.

11 Conhurst Drive, North Haven, $150,000, Paul Moscato to Mark D. Stevens, filed on March 31.  (a real estate agent informs us that the Orange address is 827 Grassy Hill Road)

42 Williamsburg Drive, $320,000, Sarah G. Rubin Est. to Andrew T. Dows and Alicia Little, filed on April 2.

Apr 062014

carerJanice Carter, 65, of Orange, beloved wife to David Carter, passed away peacefully at home on April 3, 2014. She was surrounded by loving family and friends.

Jan was born in Des Moines, IA on July 2, 1948, to the late Howard and Jeanette Redfern, and grew up in Wilton, CT.

Jan will be forever remembered for her kind, loving and generous spirit. She had a unique blend of beauty, intelligence, sensitivity and warmth.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Jan was a loyal, hard worker and loved her job as a bookkeeper. She was an exceptional person and everybody loved her.

In addition to her husband David of 24 years, she is survived by her cherished children, Scott Muldoon (Amy), Marc DiBerardino (Heather), Lisa Robinson (Adam) and Eric DiBerardino; grandsons, Benjamin, Matthew, Cooper, Brandon and Miles; stepchildren, David Carter Jr., Debra Magrone, and Carl Gard; and step-grandchildren Jayden, Dakota, Julia and Kaitleigh. She was the loving sister of Karen, Doug, Jeff and Julie, and aunt of Todd, Gregg, Kate, Jeremy, Tim, Keri, Ian and Delia.

Friends and family may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday evening, April 7, at Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford, CT 06460.

Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, April 8 at 10:00 a.m. at the Orange Congregational Church, 205 Meetinghouse Ln., Orange, CT 06477. Burial to follow at Orange Center Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in memory of Janice Carter to Connecticut Hospice, Home Care Program of Shelton, 100 Double Beach Rd. Branford, CT 06405.

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

Apr 022014
The loss of trees in Orange is devastating.

The loss of trees in Orange is devastating.

Commissioners and/or staff members of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) will inspect the tree trimming practices in the service territory of the United Illuminating Company (UI) on Thursday, April 3, beginning at 9 a.m. at the UI Administrative Offices, 180 Marsh Hill Road and proceed to sites in Orange, Hamden and New Haven.

The public may call the PURA office at 860-827-1553, option 4, beginning at 7:30 a.m. to be advised as to whether this tour or any event has been cancelled or postponed due to inclement weather.


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