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Register For American Girl Doll Camp at the Stone-Otis House

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Jul 282015
 

american girl dollsThe Orange Historical Society will present a Summer Historical American Girl Doll Camp for ages 7-12 at the Stone-Otis House, 615 Orange Center Road, August 17, 18 and 19 from 9:30-12:00.

Come join with Historical American Girls as they travel through American history.

Read, write and create.  Learn about their everyday lives by reading their stories, hear about when they
lived, write in your own journal, make crafts, play games from the doll’s time period and sample food from recipes they would have used.

Cost:  $60 (includes project materials) Bring your own American Girl Doll.

Limited to 10 girls so make your reservations early by sending a check to Orange Historical Society, PO Box 784, Orange CT 06477.

You’re In Good Hands With Kyle Phillips Allstate Agency

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Jul 222015
 

Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 7.49.38 PMAs a business leader and involved citizen in the Orange area, Allstate agency owner Kyle Phillips of the Kyle Phillips Agency has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2015.

The Allstate Premier Agency designation is bestowed upon 48 percent of Allstate’s nearly 10,000 agency owners across the country. This designation is being presented to Allstate agency owner Kyle Phillips for his outstanding performance and commitment to putting customers at the center of his agency’s work.

The Premier Agency designation is awarded to Allstate agency owners who have demonstrated excellence in delivering an accessible, knowledgeable and personal customer experience while achieving outstanding business results.

The Kyle Phillips Agency is located at 501 Boston Post Rd., Ste. 3 in Orange and can be reached at (203) 795-5577 or CLICK HERE.

Open House: 885 Indian Hill Road, 1-3 p.m., Sunday, July 19

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Jul 182015
 

Screen Shot 2015-07-18 at 5.01.22 PMIf you’re looking for a charming 3 bedroom,1.5 bath home on a beautiful 0.82 acre lot, here it is! Visit the Open House at 885 Indian Hill Road on Sunday, July 19 from 1-3 p.m.

Living areas have an unusual layout on several levels, adding interest and unexpected privacy. Wonderful1,468 sqft home, plenty of space, yet cozy. Entertaining is a breeze, especially this summer, when the deck off the kitchen will create a natural gathering place off the usual gathering place.

Too hot outdoors? Turn on the AC!

Backs up to Water Authority property, walking Distance to Maltby Lakes through the walking & running trails, quiet wooded setting, but ten minutes from downtown. This one’s a keeper for just $279,000.

Has an Unfinished basement.

MLS #: N10051390

Orange Eagle Scout Honored for Heroism

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Jul 152015
 

State Rep Themis Klarides presenting a state citation. also shown is Sharon Ewen, Eagle scout Daniel Olson, and scout master John Wesolowski.

State Rep Themis Klarides presenting a state citation. also shown is Sharon Ewen, Eagle scout Daniel Olson, and scout master John Wesolowski.

As a boy scout or cub scout, did you ever read those cartoon stories in Boy’s Life magazine about how a scout was able to use his scouting knowledge and experiences to save another person’s life? On July 13 at the conclusion of the Orange Conservation Commission meeting, Eagle scout Daniel Olson from Orange Troop 925 was awarded with a National heroism award for living one of those stories. Daniel earned “The Honor Medal” which is awarded “for unusual heroism in saving or attempting to save life at considerable risk to self.”

Last summer Daniel was on a two week trip to assist his grandfather, Dr. Richard West, who was running an ornithological study in the Everglades for the State of Florida. Dr. West is also an Eagle scout, and a former scout master. After conducting a field study, his grandfather grew very weak and was unable to continue on the four mile trip back to their vehicle. There was no cell phone coverage Honor Medalin their remote area.

Daniel quickly: assessed the situation; got the GPS coordinates; moved his grandfather to the shade; left his grandfather with sufficient water; checked for alligators and snakes; and made the four mile trip back to their vehicle. Upon arriving at the Visitor’s Center, Daniel was able to give the exact location of his grandfather, which enabled a helicopter extraction. At the hospital, the doctors determined that Dr. West had suffered a heart attack.

Dr. West recovered, and was able to attend Daniel’s Eagle Court of Honor in Connecticut. Daniel’s calm and efficient response enabled his grandfather to survive. Daniel’s scout training and experience played a key role in bringing a successful conclusion to this story.

— Submitted by Scout Master John Wesolowski

Frontier Announces Retail Partnerships with Local Businesses in Connecticut

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Jul 142015
 

023_frontier_communicationsPress Release — Frontier Communications is proud to announce new partnerships with businesses throughout Connecticut who will now serve as Frontier Retail Agents.

As a Frontier Retail Agent, Device ER will now offer their customers the opportunity to order Frontier products and services at two retail locations: 607 Main Avenue in Norwalk and 550 Boston Post Road in Orange.

As a locally engaged company Frontier is proud to partner with local merchants throughout Connecticut and build extended relationships with our customers.

“Frontier is delighted to partner with local businesses in order to better serve each other’s customers in the local marketplace. We look forward to building more partnerships in Plainville and other cities and towns throughout the state,” says Mark Brown, Alternate Channel Manager for Frontier Communications.

For more information on Device ER, please visit: http://www.deviceer.com/.

Students Earn Honors Recognition at Amity Middle School Orange Campus

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Jul 112015
 

Amity Middle SchoolFollowing is the fourth quarter honor roll for Amity Middle School Orange Campus.

Criteria for First Honors

  • A- or better in four subjects which meet 5 times per week, for a full year.
  • B or better in all other subjects which meet 5 times per week.
  • B- or better in subjects which meet fewer than 5 times per week, for less than a full year.

Criteria for Second Honors

  • B or better in subjects which meet 5 times per week, for a full year.
  • B- or better in subjects which meet fewer than 5 times per week, for less than a full year.

Citizenship Honors

  • In order to achieve Citizenship Honors, a student must receive five (5) fours and the remainder of the citizenship ratings must not be below a three.
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Grade 7 First Honors

Evan Arovas, Alexandria Barnes, Katie Barretta, Julian Barroso, Vera Belfonti, Cooper Blanchette, Ali Bobi, Grace Bretthauer, Haley Cable, Sara Cable, Caitlin Carlson, America Cerrillos, Ariba Chaudry, Jason Chung, Ruth Cortright, Evan D’Onofrio, Dana Della-Giustina, Avery Dillon, Anthony DiStefano, Angela Duro, Joshua Ford, Martin Gnidula, Mei Har, Lena Hildrich, Evan Hollander, Sam Kaoud, Aidan Ketchian, Breana Lavallee, Michael Lebreck, Danielle Lee, Sumin Lee, Daniel Li, Jody Liu, Raymond Lu, Ningxin Luo, Sarah Madsen, Anna-Maria Marinescu, Ameya Menta, Kayla Meunier, Keyana Miller, Nicole Mongillo, Skyelar Poulimas, Isabella Pucillo, Nick Ricciardi, Mattea Salati, Stephen Schwartz, Andrew Serrano, Mason Shepard, Abigail Smeriglio, Tess Vocalina, Henry Westgard, and Baasim Zafar

Grade 7 Second Honors 

Alisha Ahmed, Madison Barretta, Connor Bath, Mitchell Bronson, Dylan Chizmadia, Gianna Cooper, Ciara Cox, Casey Donovan, Carsten Fielosh, Jack Figuly, Andrew Gnidula, Adrian Gonzalez, Rachel Holden, Uulen Honeychurch, Brett Hutchison, Akshat Kulkarni, Julia Lagoutis, Macy Lyons, Edward Martino, Caroline McNabola, Alex Palermo, Alan Reames, Ethan Selmon, Nico Semmonella, Sydney Sherrick, Madisson Smith, Mitchell Sousa, Halle Syrop, Kelly Thomas, and Jenna Walsh

Grade 7 Citizenship Recognition

Evan Arovas, Alexandria Barnes, Katie Barretta, Vera Belfonti, Meadow Blakeslee, Grace Bretthauer, Haley Cable, Sara Cable, America Cerrillos, Ariba Chaudry, Ruth Cortright, Ciara Cox, Evan D’Onofrio, Avery Dillon, Anthony DiStefano, Angela Duro, Maria Farace, Martin Gnidula, Kylee Gustafson, Mei Har, Aedan Heffernan, Sam Kaoud, Danielle Lee, Ningxin Luo, Jillian Martin, Ameya Menta, Keyana Miller, Nicole Mongillo, Alex Palermo, Skyelar Poulimas, William Rotko, Mattea Salati, Nico Semmonella, Sydney Sherrick, Megan Sullivan, Tess Vocalina, Henry Westgard, and Irene Zheng

Grade 8 First Honors

Jenna Aconfora, Mounisha Anumolu, Lani Beaudette, Sophie Benjamin, Emily Berkeley, Katelyn Blake, Alexandra Bonat, Emily Bretthauer, Jake Bronson, Lindsay Carloni, Marc Chodos, Madelyn Ciskowski, Amanda Coscia, Rachael Crow, Paige DeGoursey, Andrea DelVecchio, Joseph DiBenedetto, Brian DiGiovanni, Gina Driscoll, Cailey Esposito, Mary Foley, Marcelle Gagnon, Taylor Gourdier, Shiva Gowda, Payton Grande, Alexis Halstead, Allison Hummel, Robert Jaques, James Lee, Thomas Lee, Gabriel Lipsitz, Erin McCormack, Diane Meng, Tara Mohseni, Jay Moon, Liam Palazzo, Arianna Pargen, Soo-Jin Park, Dorothy Parniawski, Jay Patel, Madelyn Pickett, Jack Pletter, John Poland, Julia Potter, Lillian Querker, Unaiza Rana, Madeline Rosenberg, Jonathan Schachter, Kelly Shaw, Spencer Shepard, Julia Todeasa, Anthony Tom, Madison Tom, Daria Torrenti, Jacqueline Tran, Colton Varholak, Connor Visnic, Kevin Zheng, Xian-Zheng Zhong, and Clare Zorena

Grade 8 Second Honors

Talia Barry, Sara Basyouny, Nelson Bordeleau, Cole Bova, Gabriella Caruso, Danielle Casapulla, Carly Chervenak, Hyunwoo Cho, Molly Cox, Stephen Delaney, Lien Har, Meagan Hawkins, Hannah Hayes, Khaled Jared, Izabella Jones, Nicole Kisiel, Jason Ky, Jacob Lettick, Amanda Moran, Carlee Mulherin, Kenneth Page, Jason Perrotti, Sandrine Pyne, Swetha Tadepalli, Kevin Tian, and Garrett Young

Grade 8 Citizenship Recognition

Jenna Aconfora, Mounisha Anumolu, Sara Basyouny, Lani Beaudette, Sophie Benjamin, Emily Berkeley, Katelyn Blake, Alexandra Bonat, Abigail Bowser, Emily Bretthauer, Jake Bronson, Angelina Carlino, Lindsay Carloni, Gabriella Caruso, Carly Chervenak, Madelyn Ciskowski, Molly Cooper, Amanda Coscia, Molly Cox, Rachel Crow, Paige DeGoursey, Stephen Delaney, Andrea DelVecchio, Brian DiGiovanni, Gina Driscoll, Anthony Esposito, Cailey Esposito, Mary Foley, Patrick Freeman, Marcelle Gagnon, Lauryn Giuliano, Taylor Gourdier, Payton Grande, Christopher Greco, Alexis Halstead, Lien Har, Kalynna Hauser, Meagan Hawkins, Allison Hummel, Robert Jaques, Izabella Jones, Chloe Kehlenbeck, Victoria Krzysztopik, Adam Leszczak, Erin McCormack, Diane Meng, Tara Mohseni, Jay Moon, Amanda Moran, Liam Palazzo, Arianna Pargen, Soo-Jin Park, Dorothy Parniawski, Jay Patel, Madelyn Pickett, Jack Pletter, John Poland, Julia Potter, Lillian Querker, Unaiza Rana, Madison Rappaport, Christie Recine, Charmaine Robichaud, Jonathan Schachter, Kelly Shaw, Spencer Shepard, Jared Sullivan, Makayla Syphrette, Julia Todeasa, Anthony Tom, Madison Tom, Jacqueline Tran, Colton Varholak, Connor Visnic, Tucker Wright, and Clare Zorena

 

Obituary: Virginia Lee Murray, 67, Beloved Wife of Robert Murray

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Jun 252015
 

Screen Shot 2015-06-25 at 2.19.06 PMVirginia Lee Murray, 67, of Orange passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in her home with her loving family beside her.

She was born on December 1, 1947 in New Haven to the late George and Virginia Stevens Phillips.

She was employed as a Nursing Supervisor at Milford Hospital for 43 years.

An active member of the community, she was the 2nd District President and the Unit #196 President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion.

A devoted and loving wife and mother, she is survived by her husband Robert Scott Murray, daughter Dina Doheny and her husband Daniel, granddaughter Rylee Doheny all of Milford, and sister Georgia Langley and her husband Edward of Ogdensburg, NY.

Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her sister Helen Phillips.

Calling hours are Friday, June 26, 2015 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, 135 N. Broad St., Milford.

A funeral service will be held in the Orange Congregational Church, Orange Center Rd., Orange on Saturday, June 27th at 10am.

Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in West Haven.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the American Legion Auxiliary Education Grant, P. O. Box 266, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

To leave condolences or for directions,  visit www.georgejsmithandson.com

Jun 212015
 

614 Hunting Hill Place

614 Hunting Hill Place

In the market for a home in Orange? Check out this open house today at 614 Hunting Hill Place, from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

This single family 1,706 sq ft 7 Room, Vinyl sided Ranch style / Split Level at the end of a cul-de-sac, features, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, large Living Room w/ Fire Place, Dining Room, tiled Kitchen w/ stainless Steel Appliances, screened Porch off Kitchen. Master Bedroom w / Walk in closet & full Bathroom.

Lower Level w/ huge Family Room w/ sliders to a Patio with a beautiful grill area overlooking an in ground pool (new liner & filter), w/ a great .69 acre entertainment yard, shed / bar. walk up Attic, full finished Basement & a 2 car attached garage.

Minutes to center of town, Schools, Shopping, I-95 & Parkway. A must see. Offered for $379,900

MLS #: N10047185

Orange Resident Mark Boland Earns Bachelor’s Degree

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Jun 132015
 

Mark Boland, Grad

Mark Boland

Mark Boland of Orange graduated from Salve Regina University in Rhode Island on May 17 with a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and History.

Mark played on the American Legion Baseball Team under Coach Bob Mirto.

Mark has been featured on Orange Live in the past as he played baseball in the Oldtime Baseball Game at St. Peter’s Field in North Cambridge, MA. for two consecutive years while in college.

His love for baseball continues as he takes a different path.

He is a substitute teacher and Head JV Coach at North Kingstown High School in Rhode Island.

Food Truck Festival Fun For All

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May 222015
 

IMG_4704The annual Race Brook School Food Truck Festival attracted plenty of quality food trucks and hungry visitors young and old.

No matter what your preference, there were vendors with something for everyone.

The band, Velocity, had people dancing and tapping their feet all around the fairgrounds. 

Craft vendors and a face painter set up tables under the pavilion and seemed to also be well received.

The organizers did a great job at making this a night to remember.