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Orange Lions Club Announces Its Comedy Night Fundraiser

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Oct 102017
 

The Orange Lions Club is proud to bring back by popular demand Comedy Night! Come join us for an exciting night of great food, beverages, and fun.

This year the event will feature a variety of Comedians to entertain and amuse you. They will have you rolling with laughter.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 14, 2017, at St. Barbara Hall at 480 Racebrook Road, Orange. The event starts at 6:00 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the show starting at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $30.00 pp and VIP tickets are $35.00 Reserve a table for family and friends!!

There will be basket raffles, door prizes, a cash bar, beer and wine, coffee and dessert. Call 203-795-9651 for more information or to reserve a table!

You don’t want to miss this!!

Where There Is A Need, There Is A Lion

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Jul 012017
 

The Lions Club of Orange dedicated its latest gift to the town of Orange, a three-tiered water fountain at the Orange Fairgrounds, on Saturday, July 1.

The fountain was the idea of Lion Ken Lenz, who spoke at the dedication, first about the history of the Lions Club International, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and then addressing the local Lions contributions to the community.

Selectman Mitch Goldblatt also addressed the Lions in attendance, thanking them for their donation to the town.

Although it was well publicized, only two non-Lions attended the dedication, which is a shame. But people utilizing the walking track did receive Lions Club water bottles that they could fill from the fountain for many years to come.

Enjoy this fountain, everyone. Think about the Lions Club when you fill your water bottles during the Independence Day Concert and Fireworks, or “water” your dog during a walk.

The Lions is one club that really does a lot for the community, don’t forget to say “Thank You” when you see one of them around town.

Love The New Water Fountain? Come To Saturday’s Dedication!

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Jun 272017
 

During my daily walks at the Orange Fairgrounds, I’ve noticed many people admiring, utilizing and appreciating the new three-tiered water fountain near that pavilion. For the first time today I even saw a dog taking advantage of it.   
The sad thing is, so many residents may like it, but they think it’s a town sponsored thing and had no idea who is really responsible for it being there.
Well, I knew, and told a few fellow walkers, but for everyone else, here’s what you need to know, submitted by Marianne Miller from the Orange Lions Club:
The Orange Lions Club is proud to dedicate this beautiful water fountain to the “TOWN OF ORANGE!” Please join us on Saturday, July 1 at 10:30 a.m. The fountain is next to the pavilion at High Plains Community Center. It has three levels, the top fountain for adults, the second level for children and wheel-chaired individuals, and the bottom one for our furry friends.
This year is “Lions International” 100th-year celebration. Upon the suggestion of Lion Ken Lenz, the Orange Lions unanimously agreed to the idea. He moved forward bringing the project to the town for approval.
Thank you to Lion Ken Lenz for spear-heading the wonderful fountain project and to Lion Ron Ruotolo for his expertise and guidance during the installation of the fountain. Thank you to our hard-working Lions who helped in any way, especially digging the trench! This will continue to be an asset to many for years to come.
Join us on Saturday for the dedication. The first 50 people will receive a Centennial celebration purple and gold water bottle to fill up at the fountain and to remember, “WHERE THERE IS A NEED, THERE IS A LION!”

Lions Invite You To Have Breakfast For Dinner May 9

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Apr 302017
 

pancake-with-syrup_zoinkThe Orange Lions Club will host Breakfast For Dinner at Chip’s Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road, Orange on Tuesday, May 9.

For just $10 per person, you will receive 2 pancakes, 2 eggs, bacon, and coffee or tea.

Seating times are 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7 p.m.

Call 203-795-4867 for tickets.

All proceeds benefit the Lions projects to improve the local community.

Breakfast for dinner…what can be better?

Public Hearing and Board of Selectmen’s Meeting Tonight at High Plains

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Apr 052017
 

  • File photo of First Selectman Jim Zeoli during a selectmen’s meeting.

    Tonight is a busy meeting night in Orange. Immediately after the Special Town Meeting at High Plains tonight at 7, the A public hearing and Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place at the Community Center.

    Following is the Agenda:
    PUBLIC HEARING TO APPROVE RENEWAL OF PUBLIC DANCE HALL/POOL ROOM/EXHIBITION OR AMUSEMENT PERMITS AND SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN
    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017 IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE SPECIAL TOWN MEETING AT 7:00 PM
    HIGH PLAINS COMMUNITY CENTER
    AGENDA
    Call to order
    Fire Exits
    Pledge of Allegiance
    Introductions
    Motion to close regular meeting and convene Public Hearing
    PUBLIC HEARING
    Renewal of Public Dance Hall/Pool Room permits for (enclosures)
    Jack Kealey, Race Brook Country Club
    William Janikies, Grassy Hill Country Club
    Motion to close Public Hearings
    VOTE
    Renewal of Public Dance Hall/Pool Room permits
    PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
    (2 minutes per speaker)
    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    MINUTES
    To consider and act upon the minutes of the Regular Meeting of March 8, 2017
    (enclosure)
    NEW BUSINESS
    1. To consider and act on the request from the Lions Club to conduct a Christmas
    Tree Recycling Program (enclosure) – Fred Turner, Lions Club
    2. To consider and act on the request from the Lions Club to donate a water
    fountain (enclosure)Ken Lenz, Lions Club
    3. To consider and act on the request to approve the Resolution allowing the Town
    Clerk to apply for the 2018 Historic Preservation Grant (enclosure) – Patrick
    O’Sullivan, Town Clerk
    4. To consider and act on the request to approve the contracts for funding of
    services at Silverbrook Estates (enclosures – minus the Assisted Living Services
    Agreement) Sue Mauro, Administrator Silverbrook Estates
    a. Congregate and Rental Assistance Subsidies
    b.Housing Management Agreement
    c. DOH Management Plan
    d. Continuance of Security Contract with Securitas Security
    e. Food Services contract with CW Resources
    f. Renewal of Assisted Living Services Agreement between Utopia
    Assisted Living Services and Silverbrook Estates
    5. To consider and act on the dates for the Annual Town Meeting and Budget
    Referendum (enclosure) – First Selectman Zeoli
  • 6. To consider and act the date for the Town of Orange Charter Revision
    Referendum (enclosures) – First Selectman Zeoli
    7. To consider and act on recommending to the BOF appropriations for the
    purchase of a truck – First Selectman Zeoli
    8. To consider and act on Firehouse leases (enclosures)First Selectman Zeoli
    9. To consider and act on recommending the sale of town property on Indian
    River Road to the Annual Town Meeting (enclosures) – First Selectman Zeoli
    10. To consider and act on referring the proposed amendments to Article VIII,
    Section 350-29, et seq., Additional Property Tax Exemption for Veterans, to a
    Public Hearing (enclosure) – First Selectman Zeoli
    11. To consider and act on referring the Amendment of Chapter 223, Article III,
    section 223-7 to a Public Hearing to conform to the revised preliminary Flood
    Insurance Rate Map panels associated with the Quinnipiac River Watershed
    Restudy project for Hartford and New Haven Counties (enclosures) – First
    Selectman Zeoli
    COMMITTEES
    1. Capital Planning – Selectman Okenquist
    2. Pension Board – Selectman Goldblatt
    3. Bond Construction Oversight – Selectman Goldblatt
    4. Personnel Committee – Selectmen Zeoli, Okenquist, Davis
    5. Charter Revision CommissionSelectman Carangelo
    Motion to close Special Meeting
    Adjournment
    FYI
    Approved Minutes – February 8, 2017
    Appointments/Re-appointments
    Announcement Band for 2017 Independence Day Concert
    Bethany Leapley ASD Scholarship Fundraiser
    Special Town Meeting Notice
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Orange Lions’ Spring Tasting On Friday

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Mar 222017
 

The Orange Lions Club will host its Spring Tasting at St. Barbara Greek Church Hall, 480 Racebrook Road, on Friday, March 24 from 7 to 10 p.m.

The Wine and Liquor Outlet will provide fine wines, craft beers and bourbon for the event.

This spring wine tasting will include hors d’oeuvres, desserts and raffles.

Tickets are $35 per person and are available from any Orange Lions Club member, at the Wine and Liquor Outlet, 528 Boston Post Road, or by calling 203-795-3906 or 203-795-0134.

Proceeds will benefit local Orange Lions charities.

See What The Orange Lions Do For Your Eyesight

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Jan 122017
 

Members of the Orange Lions Club recently completed eye screenings for nearly 200 children at Mary L. Tracy School using state of the art camera equipment, and working with Orange School Nursing Director Amy Wargo,

The SCOPE PediaVisionScreener is able to identify vision issues in children aged 2 – 6. By simply taking a picture of a child’s eye in low light from a four foot distance, the Vision Screener measures visual acuity (near – or – far sightedness, “lazy eye,” astigmatism, detached retina, corneal deformity and other potentially serious eye issues. If treated by an eye doctor, these issues can be corrected or cured early to keep vision problems from interfering with education.

In October, the Orange Lions completed eye screenings at several local pre-schools.

 

Orange Lions Host Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday

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Nov 252016
 

b9865a6ba1da777beab20c9d27f6aab6The Orange Lions will host their annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the High Plains Community Center, Sunday, Nov. 27 at 12 p.m.

The Orange Lions Club began the tradition of a Thanksgiving Dinner for seniors.

The Lions extended this invitation to all Orange Residents on the Sunday after Thanksgiving in 1989.  It met with some resistance in the beginning but the Club prevailed and this will be their 28th dinner.

The town of Orange graciously allows the Lions to use their kitchen facilities at High Plains Community Center.  To see the gym transformed into a decorated dining room with many of their guests enjoying themselves is a sight to behold.  This has become one of the highlights of the holiday season. While it requires volunteers and a good amount of effort, the Lions truly enjoy cooking together and serving this meal.  It is one of their favorite undertakings.

In order to have enough food for everyone, the Lions asked that anyone wanting to attend register with Orange Community Services the week prior to the event. If you don’t make it this year, don’t worry, the Lions will be back with the 29th annual dinner next November.

Reservations are necessary.

Mark Your Calendars For These Upcoming Lions Club Events

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Sep 222016
 

laughing lions clubLions Club President Nick Bencivengo announced the following upcoming Lions Club events:

• A Golf Shoot-Out on the 10th hole at Orange Hills Country Club is planned for Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

• The popular Lions Comedy Night Fundraiser at the St. Barbara’s Church Social Hall is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15. Doors open at 6 p.m. More information will be made available in September.

 If you would like more information on any of these events, call Nick Bencivengo at 203-901-9062.

Get Your Tickets for The 2016 Lions Senior Cook-Out

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Aug 142016
 

cookoutThe Orange Lions will cook and serve up some great picnic foods at the annual summer cook out at the High Plains Pavilion on the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, Tuesday, Aug. 16 from 5-8 p.m.
The Elderly Brothers will perform.
Tickets ($15) are on sale now at the Orange Senior Center.
For tickets or information, call Dennis Marsh at 203-891-4784.

Rain/excessive heat day is Wednesday, Aug. 17.