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Another Successful Shredding Day In Orange

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Oct 142018
 

On Saturday, Oct. 13, The Orange Recycling Committee hosted its annual paper shredding and mattress recycling event from 9 a.m. to noon at High Plains Community Center which was generously funded by the Rotary Club of Orange. At the same time, the Orange Community Women had a FUNDrive for Clothes and Household Items under the pavilion on the fairgrounds.

The clothing, shoes, towels, electronics, toys and games, kitchen items, sporting goods, and other items the OCW collected were brought to Savers on the Boston Post Road. This donation will help support many community projects. This year, they filled about 9 SUVs with your donations.

After the morning showers stopped, the women stood by the vehicles and told Orange Live how much they appreciate the generosity of everyone who stopped by and donated so many useful items this year.

Orange Recycling Committee Chairman Mitch Goldblatt called this the ultimate recycling event.

“We took in 17 mattresses, which will be torn apart and the wood will be used in some way, the metal springs will be recycled, the padding will be shredded and be recycled into something else, through the Bye Bye Mattress Program,” Goldblatt said. “We broke down all the cardboard boxes and gathered up the plastic bags, they’re being brought to the transfer station and recycled.”

Once again, Orange resident Joe Johnston, who owns Affordable Solutions, brought his truck for the on-site paper shredding service. He estimated that he’d shredded about 8.5 tons of paper that morning.

This is the seventh time the Recycling Committee has offered this service free of charge to Orange residents. All they ask for in return is that residents show their appreciation by donating to the Orange Rotary Scholarship Fund. Rotarians were on hand to collect donations and helped unload cars and broke down boxes all morning long.

 

 

Orange Rotary Presents Scholarship Awards

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Jun 202016
 

Christopher Hughes, Jenna Ortolova and Stephanie Satonick

Christopher Hughes, Jenna Ortolova and Stephanie Satonick

The Rotary Club of Orange awarded $2,000 scholarships to three recent Amity High School graduates during a luncheon at Race Brook Country Club on Friday, June 17.

The award winners are Christopher Hughes, Jenna Ortoleva and Stephanie Satonick, all Orange residents.

Hughes plans to attend SCSU and become a teacher. Ortoleva will be attending Connecticut College and majoring in one of the sciences. Satonick will attend Eastern Connecticut State University and plans to major in elementary education.

Rotary is an international service organization whose purpose is to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The Rotary Club of Orange brings that sense of service and ideals to our town by funding these scholarships and other civic and charitable causes.

Congratulations to these fine students and best of luck in your future endeavors.

Three Non-Profits Join Hands to Provide Bikes for Inner City Middle School Students

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Mar 252016
 

02_32710013_1250Gideon Emmanuel of St. Martin de Porres Academy started the “Bike Mechanics Club” to enable inner city middle school students the opportunity to get their own bike. The Academy partnered with John Martin and Paul Hammer, co-founders of Bicycle Education Entrepreneurship and Enrichment Programs (BEEEP). BEEEP recycles bikes, teaches repair and riding skills, and provides bikes for those who don’t have bikes and whose bikes need repair.
Every Monday afternoon this past fall six Academy students went to BEEEP’s garage to learn how to build, repair, maintain and ride their bikes safely.
The Rotary Club of Orange and the Rotary-sponsored St. Martin de Porres Academy Interact Club provided the funding to purchase the required safety equipment for the students. On Friday, March 18th, the students were presented with their safety equipment at the Orange Rotary Club’s weekly luncheon at Racebrook Country Club.
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Orange Rotary Presents Scholarship Awards

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Jun 142015
 

Rotary Scholarship Presentation. (Photo courtesy of Brad Marcus)

Rotary Scholarship Presentation. (Photo courtesy of Brad Marcus)

The Orange Rotary presented three scholarships to Amity Seniors during a luncheon on Friday June 12.

This year’s scholarship winners were Orange residents Rachel Marcus, Amanda Hudson, and Sarah Killian.

Congratulations to all of these students on this well-deserved recognition.

Residents Take Advantage of Paper Shredding Opportunity

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Oct 182014
 

A woman carries a large box of paperwork to be shredded at High Plains on Saturday.

File Photo: A woman carries a large box of paperwork to be shredded at High Plains on Saturday.

On Saturday, Oct. 18, more than 175 Orange residents made their way to the Orange Community Center for a chance to have all of their important personal documents and other paperwork securely shredded free of charge.

Mitch Goldblatt, Chairman of the Orange Recycling Committee, said the Orange Rotary Club made a generous donation to make the event possible.

Last Year hundreds of residents took advantage of this opportunity to dispose of personal paperwork that could make them vulnerable to identity theft.

The process is secure, no one is allowed to touch your paperwork or examine the contents of your boxes or bags. The papers are dumped into recycling bins, which are emptied into a truck via mechanical equipment and then shredded inside the enclosed truck.

Goldblatt said although the inaugural year was successful with 35 bins filled, this year surpassed all of their expectations by filling nearly half again as many large recycling bins (47) and the driver for the licensed and bonded PROSHRED SECURITY Truck estimated that about 10,000 pounds of paper was shredded today.

The paper is shredded on-site and then delivered to a local recycling facility.

Goldblatt added that a few participating residents made donations to the Rotary Club to show their appreciation for their help.

Rotary Lobsterfest on Saturday

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Aug 062014
 

10347095_913715278655697_952893514086433758_nAlthough the Orange Rotary does not share its events with Live, we gathered this information to share with our readers.

The annual Lobsterfest will take place on the Orange Fairgrounds this Saturday, Aug. 9 from 3:30 to 7 p.m.

Tickets may still be available at Michaels Jewelers, 435 Boston Post Road, or from Orange Rotarians if you know any.

The lobsterfest includes a kids menu and moon bounce to keep the youngsters happy.

Menu includes: Twin Lobsters or Steak, Clam Chowder, Corn-on-the-cob, Cole Slaw, Roll and better, complimentary Beer Wine and Soda.

Tickets are $40 per adult; Kids menu: Hamburger or hot dog and sides for $7.

for information www.orangectrotary.org

Rotary Rose Sale Fundraiser Is On Mother’s Day Weekend

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Apr 292014
 

CW-305_Large_Dozen_Rose_Box__91173.1302811445.1280.1280The Rotary Club of Orange is holding its annual Rose Sale fundraiser on Friday, May 9 (Mother’s Day Weekend).

The cost is $15/dozen which includes a clear plastic box and care packet; there will be a variety of colors to choose from and they make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift.

All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting Rotary’s initiatives both abroad and in the local community, such as Operation Warm Coats For Kids Program and the Rotary College Scholarships for Orange residents.

Roses will be available for pick-up between 11-2 on Friday, May 9 in front of High Plains Community Center and then from 2-6 at Colonial Properties, 200 Boston Post Rd., Orange.

Based on supply, they may also be available on Saturday, May 11, from 8-12 at the Orange Transfer Station.

To order roses in advance,contact Mike Richetelli, 203-795-8060, mike@colprop.com or any Orange Rotarian.

 

Originally Published on: Apr 10, 2014 @ 22:06

Hundreds Take Advantage Of Orange Paper Shredding Day (WITH VIDEO)

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Nov 102013
 

A woman carries a large box of paperwork to be shredded at High Plains on Saturday.

A woman carries a large box of paperwork to be shredded at High Plains on Saturday.

When it comes to getting something for nothing, who wouldn’t want to take advantage of the opportunity?

On Saturday, hundreds of residents did just that. The Orange Recycling Committee and Orange Rotary Club teamed up to offer a secure DOCUMENT SHREDDING event in the parking lot in front of High Plains Community Center from 9 am. to noon.

Residents were invited to bring any confidential papers that they wouldn’t want to fall into an unscrupulous strangers hands, such as pay stubs or any items with social security numbers, bank account numbers of credit card information.

ProShred™ Security brought its truck in for the event. Recycling Committee Chairman Mitch Goldblatt said he arrived at 8:30 a.m. followed by the truck at 8:45 a.m. “I helped him park and settle in and we turned around and there already were 20 people in line,” he said. “People had car loads of stuff, and I thought we’d be overwhelmed. We’ve been steady all day and people are still coming in (at 10:30 a.m.).”

Residents took this opportunity seriously, cleaning out their attics, basements, junk drawers and file cabinets to dispose of any paperwork that could put them in danger of identity theft. A small screen on the side of the truck shows the inside compartment where the papers are shredded.

The scraps are then transported to a recycling facility.

Goldblatt said all of the cardboard boxes in which people brought their papers were broken down and recycled through the Orange Transfer Station.

For further information, please e-mail orangerecycles@gmail.com.