Get Ready, ‘Cuz Here It Comes – Odyssey Greek Festival Begins Sept. 4

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Aug 302015

Greek FoodThe Annual St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church Odyssey Festival takes place on the church grounds, 480 Race Brook Road, Orange for four days on Labor Day weekend beginning at noon, Friday, Sept. 4.

For 35 years the festival has drawn visitors from near and far for some of the best authentic Greek food, music and dancing available anywhere in New England.

As always, parking and admission are free. the festival goes on rain or shine.

Hours are:

Friday, Sept. 4: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 5: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 6: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. and finally, Monday, Sept. 7, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Senior Day

Friday, Sept. 4 Seniors Get a 20% discount on meals between 12-3 p.m.

Everyone should come and enjoy the excellent, reasonably priced, food for lunch or dinner any of the four days Click HERE for the menu.

Don’t miss the ODYSSEY Dancers performing 2 or 3 times each day, the Magic of Adam Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and so much more. Don’t miss the Greek Festival! Click HERE for the Festival Schedule.


Labor Day Concert Features A Fan Favorite

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Aug 302015

Screen Shot 2015-08-20 at 1.06.28 PM“The British Invasion Tribute” will play this year’s Labor Day Concert at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange on Saturday, Sept. 5. (Rain Date of Sept. 6)

More than just The Beatles, The British Invasion Tribute’s performance is three shows in one. First, you hear classic songs by iconic British groups such as The Zombies, The Moody Blues, Dave Clark Five and Herman’s Hermits.

Then the American musical “response” follows, with memorable hits by celebrated artists such as The Monkees, The Turtles, The Mamas & The Papas, and Tommy James & The Shondells, and more.

This retrospective concludes with an extraordinary finale paying tribute to the four lads from Liverpool who started it all, The Beatles.

Audiences are amazed by the full sound meticulously recreated by just four musicians! Complete with authentic outfits, it’s as if you are attending a concert from a bygone era- pure ’60s Rock ‘n Roll as it was intended to be.

The concert will begin promptly at 6:30 pm at the Gazebo. Food vendors will be available and parking is $5 donation to the Amity Teen Center. 

The Orange Lions will be selling tickets to their upcoming Comedy Show fundraiser too!

Originally Published on: Aug 20, 2015 @ 13:08

Vendors Sought For Orange Senior Health & Safety Fair

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Aug 212015

IMG_0326Orange Community Services is looking for vendors to participate in the 14th Annual Orange Senior Health & Safety Fair at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, on September 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Local businesses and service providers are invited to participate in the annual event in the Gymnasium. Last year’s event was a tremendous success and drew more than 200 seniors from the town of Orange and surrounding communities. 

The fair is sponsored by Orange Community Services, Orange Visiting Nurse Association, Coldwell Bankers and Maplewood of Orange. All proceeds benefit the Orange Community Assistance Programs which include the Food and Fuel Banks.

The cost of a table is $80 for for-profit businesses and free to non-profit service providers with a 501(c) 3 designation. Space is limited to 30 tables so do not delay.  Participants may begin to set up their tables at 8:30 am.

We ask each vendor to contribute a raffle prize. At 11:30 am all raffle prizes will be collected and brought to the raffle location. Persons attending the Fair will be given a raffle ticket when they register.  No individual raffles will be allowed. 

To reserve a table or if there are any questions please contact us as listed below.

Dennis Marsh, Orange Senior Center 203-891-4788

Joan Cretella, Orange Community Services 203-891-4788

Denise Stein, Elderly Outreach 203-891-4788

Originally Published on: Aug 4, 2015 @ 22:31

Introducing the Orange Ct Tag Sale Site

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Aug 212015

orange tag sale siteFollowing the model of many similar sites in other towns, a resident started the Orange Ct Tag Sale site on Facebook last week to help people sell useful items without having to set up tables and taking time out on a weekend. Although, you may post a tag sale you are having in the local area.

PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING ITEMS. Welcome to the Orange Ct Tag Sale site. This is a site to post and sell your gently used items – similar to items you would see at an actual tag sale.

Please DO NOT advertise any services or business you may have. You can post items for sale from your business, but don’t advertise your actual business on here.

DO NOT sell partially used personal items such as lotions, cosmetics, etc.

NO selling of anything illegal (i.e. knock-off purses, mattresses, etc.) If you do so, you will be subject to immediate removal from the site.

When listing, please post a photo, price, and location of where the item is being sold from. (If you are cross-posting, please say that in your post)

There is NO BIDDING allowed.

The first person to comment “interested” should get first dibs. Then you go to the next, etc. If you make contact with that interested person, please allow them sufficient time (12 hrs) to respond back.

If you have multiple items to sell, please create a photo album. Have your photos saved on your computer. Click on “Add Photo / Video,” then click on “Create Photo Album,” and then select your photos to upload. You can put the price and description in the caption for each photo.

Please remove your post immediately after your item has sold and the transaction is complete.

All transactions between parties are to be conducted by private message. If you make an arrangement to pick up an item, please show up to pick up that item! Contact seller immediately if there is an issue with an item pick-up. NO-SHOW BUYERS ARE SUBJECT TO REMOVAL FROM THIS SITE.

Buy At Your Own Risk! This group and its administrator is not responsible for sales that go awry, the condition of items, or recalls of items.

Whether you are buying, selling, or communicating in any way on this site, please be courteous and play nice! If not, you may be removed from this site. This is not the place for rude comments.

-Please remember to be safe. This is a public group, so DO NOT post your address here. Keep that in private messages or emails.

Rescue Team Organizes Massive Search Effort For Missing Dog

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Aug 192015


Roxie missing since Aug. 14

This is the dog that Orange Live reported missing on Friday, Aug. 14. The group that rescued her from a bad home situation sent this e-mail out this afternoon.


We are organizing a MASSIVE poster distribution effort for Roxie, who escaped her crate just after having been pulled by our rescue on Wednesday from Meriden Animal Control.

Anyone who is able to help – please do!

We will meet at Old Tavern Park – 116 Old Tavern Rd, Orange – divide the area up into quadrants – and go door to door handing out flyers.


We also will have people stationed in front of businesses in the area, handing flyers out to people as they enter or exit the businesses. OF COURSE – we hope that we will be able to cancel this effort because we hope and pray that Roxie will be found before then! However, if not – we will be there and we hope many people will be able to come out and help.

Any questions you have, please private message our page. [yet in their e-mail they did not mention the name of the page]

THANK YOU! IF YOU SHOULD SEE ROXIE: She is VERY SHY and VERY SCARED! PLEASE DO NOT APPROACH HER, FOLLOW HER, OR EVEN CALL HER NAME! SHE WILL RUN! Roxie is a corgi/lab mix, about 1-2 years old, about 25-30 lbs.

Lost on 8/14/15 – last seen in the vicinity of Puerto Vallarta Restaurant, 377 Boston Post Road, Orange CT.

Please call one or more of the following IMMEDIATELY if you see her: Leslie: 413-664-2096 Kim: 203-801-8599 Ray: 860-459-0896 Ansonia Animal Shelter: (203) 410-7716 West Haven Animal Control: 203-937-3642 Milford Animal Control: 203-783-3279

It’s Happening This Week At The Case Memorial Library

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Aug 162015

The Case Memorial Library.

The Case Memorial Library.

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, Orange, has the following events scheduled for this week. 

The Bookcase Book Discussion Group
Monday, August 17 at 7 p.m.

The Transcriptionist by Amy Rowland: Lena sits alone turning recorded stories into print, until she encounters a story that shatters the reverie her life has become. Discussion led by Toby Zabinski. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk.

Teen Craft: Marbled Clay Ring Dishes
Tuesday, August 18, 2-3 PM

Create a customized, marbled ring dish with oven-bake clay. Please bring a small (6-8-inch) oven-safe bowl. All other supplies will be provided.

Children’s Film: Big Hero 6
Wednesday, August 19 at 1 PM

Come see this Oscar-winning Disney film about a band of heroes on our big screen! Rated PG. Refreshments will be served.

Children’s End-of-Summer-Reading Party
Friday, August 21 at 11 AM

Al deCant will perform “Music for Little Superstars.” Raffle drawings will be held and certificates awarded to summer reading participants who have read 5 or more books. Refreshments will be served.

Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Pre-register in person or by telephone at 203-891-2170.

Hot Moms Play Ball, Raise 1K for Charity

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Aug 132015

The Orange Hot Moms Softball game was more fun than a barrel of monkeys, with children hanging from the chain link fence like primates so they could get a better view of their mothers out on Stankye Softball Field at Old Tavern Park, Thursday night.

The game spearheaded by co-organizers Deb Marino and Kara DelVecchio was played to raise money to support the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center at Bridgeport Hospital.

The Uniform T-shirts, White for the Turkey Hill Moms and Pink for the Peck Place/Race Brook Moms were donated by Jim Hassenmayer, owner of the Orange Ale House, where the teams celebrated afterward.

While the Moms played ball — which was often comedic after watching title winning teams play during the school year— their children and husbands, Members of the Orange Little League District 4 State Championship team and Orange Juniorettes worked just as hard collecting donations and manning the concession stand.

This was a light hearted, well attended, fun community gathering. The Peck Place/Race Brook Moms won 16-14 over Turkey Hill. But more important the final tally for the charity was $1,000, possibly more.

Great Job Ladies! You all run and throw like girls and you were delightful to watch!

Colonial Properties Acquires Nutmeg Property Realty

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Aug 132015

Colonial-NutmegMichael Richetelli, President and Designated Broker of Colonial Properties, Inc. in Orange announced that the company has acquired Nutmeg Property Realty.

Nutmeg was founded and run by Orange resident Al Melotto in 2005 and had been located in Milford, focusing primarily on residential real estate services. Melotto and residential agents Carole Annicelli, John Vigliotti and Aileen Magda have all joined Colonial’s staff and together have more than 80 years of combined real estate sales experience.

“It’s a pleasure to have Al and his associates join our team. It enables us to expand our residential services to complement our long history of commercial real estate sales in order to better serve our clients and the market,” said Richetelli. “Joining Mike was a natural fit for us; being associated with a well-respected, local, independent firm like Colonial Properties was essential.”

Colonial Properties, Inc. is a full service Real Estate Brokerage firm, founded in 1978, handling all types of residential, commercial and investment real estate transactions including the sale and leasing of retail, industrial, office and investment properties, as well as property valuation and brokering land and business sales.

Orange’s Victorian Era Home Will Open For Tours

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Aug 102015

stone otis kitchenThe Stone-Otis House615 Orange Center Road, Orange will be open for tours on Saturday, August 22 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

This 1830 house represents one of the finest old homes in what was the newly formed town of Orange. Built on the east side of the Town Green, this modified Greek Revival stands as a tribute to the fine workmanship of the time.

The home has had two owners and it reflects both families with artifacts, furniture, photographs and toys from the 19th century.

Admission is $3.00 for adults and children under 12 are free.

For information call 203-795-3106.


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

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Aug 092015

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.


Originally Published on: Jul 28, 2015 @ 21:59