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.



Apr 282015

chips biz card adThe fourth annual Pancakes for Parkinson’s fundraising supper will take place at Chip’s Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road, on Tuesday, April 28, with four seatings for dinners: 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Supper includes two pancakes, two eggs, bacon or sausage, and coffee or tea, all for $12.

Tickets may be pre-ordered or purchased at the door.

Proceeds will benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research to help find a cure for the millions suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. Chip’s is donating all the food for the meal.

Raffle tickets will be sold for prizes including an Ipad, gourmet baskets, wine and more.

Checks for tickets, sponsorships and donations should be made out to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and sent to Team Fox/Jody Culmone, 65 Peck Hill Road, Woodbridge Ct 06525. For more information call 203-387-4182 or e-mail [email protected].

Originally Published on: Apr 19, 2015 @ 19:45

Second Publishing on: Apr 26, 2015 @ 2:06

Apr 022015

Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 4.15.29 PMEvery year three deserving residents are honored as Living Treasures at the annual Pasta Festa Dinner.

This year, the festivities will take place at the Grassy Hill Lodge, 77 Sodom Lane, Derby on Friday, May 15 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Tickets went on sale today, April 2 at $20 per person. Tables of 8 to 10 are available. (If you wish to be seated with particular people, payment for the group must be made at the same time. Otherwise there is no guarantee that you will be seated together.)

The event includes raffle prizes, dinner and presentation of the Living Treasure Awards.

Tickets are available at the Community Services Office at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road.

Call 203-891-4784 for more information or to donate a prize for the raffle.


Mar 292015

10590567_867086490023952_7126293139034088673_nIt’s Prom time, you’ve found the perfect dress, now complete your look with gorgeous accessories.

Material Girls, 463 Boston Post Road, Orange, is hosting a special Prom shopping event on Sunday, March 29 from 12 – 6 p.m.
Shop with friends, or family and save when you shop this fabulous event.
Discounts, raffles, refreshments too. Please share this event with your friends, & R.S.V.P.
Special offers on most purchases for your Prom, or other purchases during the event.

Mar 242015

11069266_795787230474701_7060743136990343596_nOrange Police Investigators worked through the night and at 3:30 a.m. today took two suspects into custody.

Police continued their investigation and received information from witnesses and the public throughout the evening hours.  An anonymous tip led officers to several Facebook pages where they were able to identify the suspect,Brian Gittings, 27, of 19 Trolley Bridge Road, Shelton, and the driver of the getaway car, Amy Miranti, 23, of 47 Pine Street, Trumbull.

Shelton Police Detective Chris Nugent assisted in the investigation along with members of the Shelton Police Department where the suspect was taken into custody by Orange Detectives.  Both Gittings and Miranti have criminal historys.

Both were charged with third-degree robbery, fourth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit third-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit fourth-degree larceny and held on $25,000.00 bond. They will be 20695_795787237141367_224289534460672699_narraigned in Derby Superior court this morning.

“This is an example of using good old fashion police work combined with today’s social media that led to the successful  and quick arrests in this case.  The Orange Police want to thank the public for spreading the word on yesterdays robbery and calling in leads to Investigators,”  said Assistant Chief Anthony Cuozzo.

Lieutenant Andrew Steinbrick and Detective Brian Petrucelli led the investigation.


Mar 142015

Police Blotter Logo thx DaveA West Haven woman surrendered herself at police headquarters after learning she was wanted on an arrest warrant, March 11 at 9:54 a.m.

According to the report, the warrant for Christina Lopez, 29, of 448 Meloy Road Apt A-3, stemmed from a traffic accident on Dec. 30, 2014 that she caused, but she fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival.

Lopez was charged with evading responsibility at the scene of an accident.

She was released after posting $500 bond for court March 25.


Mar 142015

Police Headquarters

Police Headquarters

At this week’s Police Commissioner’s meeting, Asst. Chief Anthony Cuozzo presented the monthly reports for the month of February.

Along with two commercial burglaries posted here this week, there also were three residential burglaries reported.

In all three incidents, copper piping was stolen from vacant homes between Feb. 13 – 18.

Officers responded to a vacant house on Peck Lane that is available for sale for a reported burglary on Feb. 13 at 7:40 p.m.

Investigation revealed that a realtor from Coldwell Banker had come to show the house to prospective buyers when she noticed that someone had forcibly entered the home and removed copper piping from the basement area.

Officers responded to a vacant house on Derby-Milford Road that is available for sale for a reported burglary on Feb. 18 at 10:25 a.m.

Officers learned that someone from the management company (West Shore Realty) had come by to prepare the house for prospective buyers when it was noticed that someone had forcibly entered the home and removed copper piping from the basement area.

Later that day at 1:19 p.m., police were called to another vacant house available for sale, this time on Derby Avenue, for a reported burglary.

Through their investigation, officers learned that a neighbor had observed that someone had forcibly entered the home and was in the process of removing copper piping from the basement area.

The perpetrators fled the area prior to officers’ arrival.

Mar 132015

0731135Miriam Gubin Sahl, 91, beloved wife of the late Herman Sahl, passed away peacefully at her home in Orange on March 10, 2015.

Born at Grace New Haven Hospital In New Haven, Miriam was a lifelong resident of New Haven and subsequently Orange.

She was the daughter of Abraham and Lena Oubin of New Haven, the sister of, the late Helen Debin. Miriam was primarily a homemaker but in her spare time she loved to spend time with her family, travel, read, and be enrolled in a variety of educational pursuits.

She is survived by her son, Robert Sahl, of Avon, CT, his wife, Rebecca, and their three children, Cassiah, Jesse, and Samuel.

Funeral services at The Robert E. Shure Funeral Home, 543 George St., New Haven were held Thursday, (March 12) afternoon at 1:00 o’clock with interment services at The B’nai ‘Jacob Memorial Park, 200 Wintergreen Ave., New Haven.

Memorial contributions may be sent to a, charity of one’s choice.

A period of mourning will be observed at 65 Stony Corners Circle, Avon, Ct on Saturday evening beginning at 6:30 pm and on Sunday and Monday from 4:00pm thru 8:00 pm.

Mar 132015

1513779_10203893109429248_1010114093005472524_nOn Saturday, March 14 at 7 p.m., Jim Hassenmayer and Angela McNabola will host a Meatball Cook Off and Wine Tasting at the Orange Ale House, 617 Boston Post Road.

The event is a fundraiser to benefit the local charity  SOaRINg  (Saving Orange Residents In Need).

The evening promises to be a lot of fun: Local favorite Jimmy Pino Jr. and friends will provide music and Pino will be the master of ceremonies.

Gallo Wines/Connecticut Distributors will sponsor the wine tasting portion of the event.

There will be raffle prizes, silent auction items and the Meatball Challenge.

Everyone who makes the “best” meatballs around will compete for the audience vote and coveted title of Top Meatball Maker.

Admission is $20 per person and includes meatball, ziti, salad and bread — and the right to vote for the winner.

If you are one of those amazing meatball makers, or would like to contribute something to the raffle or silent auction, contact Angela at [email protected]

About the Charity

The ultimate goal of SOaRINg is to reach out and help any Orange resident that is justifiably in need.

One hundred percent of the proceeds collected by SOaRINg will be distributed to residents in need directly to residents through the Board of Directors. For more information about SOaRINg, to become involved or to make a donation, contact Debra Marino at [email protected] or at 203-298-0611.

Anyone interested in making a donation should send a check payable to Saving Orange Residents in Need and mail it to 657 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT 06477.

Originally Published on: Mar 4, 2015 @ 21:45