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Orange Lions Host Another Successful Fundraising Event

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Apr 152016
 

IMG_0024On Friday evening the Orange Lions Club hosted its Spring Wine Tasting fundraiser at the St. Barbara’s Church Hall.

Lion President Maria Sandillo was delighted with the large turnout.

Bob Mel provided entertainment. Eli’s restaurant had a carving and pasta bar and Trader Joe’s treated everyone to a table with cheese, crackers and fruits.

Wine and Liquor Outlet brought along 16 vendors, all of whom provided a wide variety of wine, beer and bourbon.

The biggest attraction of the evening was the raffle table with about a dozen or more beautiful baskets and gifts, including Yankees Tickets and a Lottery Ticket “garden.”

Everyone had a lovely time and to say the event was a success is an understatement.

Proceeds go to the Lions charitable giving programs.

 

Tonight’s Lions Club Spring Wine Tasting, More Than Just Wine

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Apr 152016
 


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The Orange Lions Clubs “Spring Tasting” facilitated by Wine and Liquor Outlet, 526 Boston Post Road, Orange, is scheduled for tomorrow, Friday April 15, from 7-10 p.m. in the St. Barbara’s Greek Hall, 480 Racebrook Road.

At that time, you will enjoy samplings of fine wines, craft beer and bourbon from 14 different vendors. Antipasto, desserts and a great raffle prizes (like the “Lottery Garden” pictured here) included.

There will be lots of vendors with a variety of alcoholic beverages. Eli’s will have a carving station and pastas and Trader Joe’s has a cheese table. Stuffed Breads and desserts also will be provided.

Tickets are $35 per person. (Since This Event Was postponed from an earlier date, Tickets that already have been sold will be honored tonight)

Tickets are available at the door for your convenience.

Proceeds benefit local Orange Lions Charities.

Take advantage of the wine discounts from event sponsor, Wine and Liquor Outlet.  Wines can be ordered and picked up at the store.

Contact the Lions at the number or site listed above to support this important fundraising event.

 

Last Published on: Jan 19, 2016 @ 11:22

Lions Invite You To Have Breakfast For Dinner March 29

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Mar 292016
 

pancake-with-syrup_zoinkThe Orange Lions Club will host Breakfast For Dinner at Chip’s Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road, Orange on Tuesday, March 29.

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?

54th Annual Lions Easter Egg Hunt Went Off Without a Hitch

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Mar 202016
 

IMG_1354Thousands of foil wrapped chocolates, hundreds of kids, free popcorn and coffee, the Easter bunny, Officer Amarone, several coveted prize eggs and a little chill in the air: that wraps up the 2016 Orange Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt that took place on Saturday on the Orange Fairgrounds.

Lion Nick Bencivengo once again served as chairman for the event, rounding up many of his fellow lions to “seed” the field with candy, make and serve popcorn, hand out Pez Dispensers after each child’s visit with the Easter Bunny, and to hand out prizes to the lucky children who found special eggs during the hunt.

Bencivengo said he watched the weather carefully during the

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past week. He was pleased when early forecasts called for temps in the 50s, but worried a little as reports fluctuated between the 40 and 46. If it was raining or simply too cold, it was up to him to postpone the event if necessary.

“It’s a little cold, but the grass is dry and we’re ready to go,” he said.

This was the 54th consecutive year for the popular event. Everyone seemed to have a wonderful time and we all look forward to it again next year.

A Look Back At The 2015 Lions Thanksgiving Dinner

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Dec 072015
 

Emma Cuzzocreo was among the guests at the dinner.

Emma Cuzzocreo was among the guests at the dinner.

The Orange Lions Club hosted its annual Thanksgiving Dinner at High Plains Community Center on November 29.

There was a record crowd of more than 180 guests, not including the Lions members and Boy Scouts from Troop 925 who were there to help.

As always Selectman Mitch Goldblatt assisted in serving with a smile and Bob Mel volunteered his time and talent to entertain everyone in attendance.

Lions Harold Cavallaro and Ann Carollo co-chaired the event.

 

The Lions were pleased to have the opportunity to provide this special event to the community.

(Here are some photos submitted by Lion Marianne Miller)

Obituary: Rudolph (Rudy) R. Ruotolo 85, Beloved Father Of Ronald Ruotolo, Orange Lion

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Oct 112015
 

Screen Shot 2015-10-11 at 11.06.04 PMRudolph (Rudy) R. Ruotolo 85, of Orange, entered into eternal rest on Oct. 8, 2015.

Rudy was born December 20, 1929 in New Haven, son of Crescenzo and Rose Libero Ruotolo. Beloved husband of 59 years to the late Elizabeth (Betty) Bevilacqua Ruotolo.

Rudy was a member of Local 777 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union and worked for Buckingham Routh Co. He was also owner of Mechanical Service, Inc. for 20 years when he semi-retired. He continued to work with his son until just recently.

Rudy was a member of the Orange Lions Club where he was a past president, treasurer and Lion Tamer. He also was a recipient of the Ambassador of Sight Award and Melvin Jones Fellow; the highest award to be given to a Lion.

Rudy was a member of West Cove Marina where he spent many hours on his boat “Pipe Dream.” Many knew Rudy over the years as Mr. Fix-it.

He was an avid NY Yankees, Giants and Rangers fan. He was deeply loved by many and will be missed.

Loving and cherished father of Ronald (Laurie) Ruotolo of Orange, Roseann (Thomas) Guidone of Hamden, and Regina (Joseph) Archazki of Naples, FL. Grandfather of Nicole and Derek Perigard, Jennifer, Brett and Leah Ciancola, Chelsea (Michael) Castelot, Danielle Ruotolo and Dakota Bouve. Great-grandfather of Kyle Fennelly and Parker Castelot.

Brother of Orlando, Lawrence, Theresa and Renaldo Ruotolo. Predeceased by two brothers; Louis Ruotolo Sr. and Crescenzo Ruotolo. Uncle to many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Samuel Geller and the staff at Connecticut Hospice for their exceptional care of our loved one.

Friends may call at the Porto Funeral Home, 830 Jones Hill Rd. West Haven, Monday from 5-8 p.m.

His funeral procession will leave the funeral home on Tuesday morning at 9:30.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Holy Infant Church at 10:00. Interment will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd. Branford, CT 06405.

Sign Rudy’s guestbook online at www.portofuneralhomes.net 

Come Share A Laugh With Friends At the Orange Lions Club Comedy Night

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Oct 022015
 

laughing lions clubThe Orange Lions Club will host its annual Comedy Night at St. Barbara Hall, 480 Racebrook Road, Orange, on Saturday, Oct. 3.

This year, the event will feature a variety of comedians to entertain and amuse you. It will have you roaring with laughter.

Doors open at 6 p.m., with a buffet dinner served at 6:30 p.m. There will be a cash bar serving beer and wine.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the rest of your evening with a beverage or some dessert and coffee as the show starts at 8 p.m.

Come join the fun, and support the Orange Lions Charities.  Door prizes and Raffle Baskets will highlight the evening.

The cost is $30 pp or $35 pp for VIP.

Call 203-795-9651 today to make your reservation. You also may contact any Orange Lions Club Member.

They’ll be selling tickets at the Labor Day concert on Sept. 5 too!

Originally Published on: Aug 25, 2015 @ 09:53

Second Publishing on: Sep 23, 2015 @ 08:05

Third Publishing on:  Sep 30, 2015 @ 01:01

Orange Senior Cookout, Good Food, Good Friends, Good Weather

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Aug 112015
 

Members of the Orange Lions Club and friends of the Senior Center cooked and served about 110 hungry guests at the Senior Summer Cookout in the High Plains Pavilion on Monday night.

Kickback Duo perform ed and got the seniors up on their feet to tunes of the 40s – 70s.

Everyone — Lions, Seniors, Community Services Staff had a great time and appreciated the beautiful weather too.

Here are some photos from the annual event.

 

Get Your Tickets For The 2015 Senior Summer Cookout

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Aug 082015
 

File photo from the 2014 picnic.

File photo from the 2014 picnic.

This year’s Senior Summer Cookout will be held in the High Plains Pavilion on Monday, Aug. 10 with a rain date of Tuesday, Aug 11 from 5 to 8 pm.

John Paolillo with Kickback Duo will perform, so put on your dancing shoes.

Members of the Orange Lions Club will be cooking and serving guests.

Tickets are still only $15 and available at the Community Services office at High Plains Community Center.

For more information, call Dennis Marsh at 203-891-4784.

 

Originally Published on: Jul 22, 2015 @ 12:23

Second Publishing on: Aug 5, 2015 @ 17:00

Marianne Miller “On Cloud Nine” Upon Winning Endless Spirit Award

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May 052015
 

Jesper Nielsen, founder and CEO of Endless Jewelry, with Endless Spirit Award winner Marianne Miller.

Jesper Nielsen, founder and CEO of Endless Jewelry, with Endless Spirit Award winner Marianne Miller.

Orange resident, Marianne Miller was shocked and surprised at Tuesday afternoon’s Cinco de Mayo celebration at Cellini Design Jewelers, 464 Boston Post Road, when she was named the winner of the Endless Spirit Award, presented by Jesper Nielsen, founder and CEO of Endless Jewelry.

The Endless Spirit Award is presented to one woman in the Orange community who deserves to be recognized, but is often left out of the spotlight.

Miller was nominated by several people on Cellini’s Facebook page and won the title. She received a certificate and gifts including a very special Endless Jewelry bracelet handpicked by Nielsen himself.

The bracelet is a purple cord — coincidentally, her favorite color — decorated with a beautiful diamond encrusted bangle, which is one of only 300 in the world, and not available for sale anywhere. Miller was still breathless 90 minutes after the presentation. “I can’t believe this,” she told Orange Live. “I’m on cloud nine.”

Guests at the jewelry store were treated to a smorgasbord of Mexican favorites and margaritas.

Women browsed the vast selection of spring fashion jewelry, including the new JLo line of Endless Jewelry, and obviously liked what they saw. The bracelets were selling very well until closing time.

YOU CAN STILL WIN

Cellini Design Jewelry used the occasion as a fundraiser for the Orange Lions Club Charities. They sold tickets for $5 each for a chance to win one of five Endless bracelets (valued at $100 each). All money from ticket sales and 5% of all sales on Tuesday will be donated to the Lions.

Instead of drawing the winning tickets on Cinco de Mayo, Cellini’s is giving everyone a chance to get in on the raffle — a great Mother’s Day gift — by extending the ticket sales until Friday at 5:55 p.m. the drawing will take place at 6 p.m. and the winners will be listed on Cellini’s Facebook page.