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Orange Loses A Prominent Citizen

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Oct 022018
 

Today the sad news spread quickly that a well-known Orange resident had passed away.

Glenn Pearson, husband of Trish Pearson, who was a prominent Democrat and Orange Rotarian died on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

He was 65 years old.

Orange Live will have more information as it becomes available.

Our sincere sympathy to his wife, family, and friends in their time of sorrow.

Annual Paper Shredding and Mattress Recycling Event Scheduled

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Mar 192018
 

The Orange Recycling Committee (ORC) of Orange, CT will host a paper shredding and mattress recycling event Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 9 a.m. to noon at High Plains Community Center (HPCC). Both services will be provided free of charge to Orange residents.

The secure, on-site paper shredding service will once again be handled by town resident Joe Johnston’s company, Affordable Solutions. Residents may bring bags or boxes filled with documents for shredding and volunteers from the Orange Recycling Committee will deposit them into the shredding truck. This service is generously funded by the Rotary Club of Orange. Residents may show their appreciation by donating to the Orange Rotary Scholarship Fund. Rotarians will be on hand to collect donations.

For the second year, residents also may bring mattresses and box springs for recycling. This free service is made possible through a partnership with the Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye Mattress Program. Dry mattresses (of all sizes) and box springs will be accepted. However, mattresses from futons/sofa beds or waterbeds; mattresses infested with bed bugs; wet, damaged or excessively soiled mattresses; sleeping bag or mattress pads/toppers, are not part of the program.

For residents who need assistance getting mattresses and box springs to the event, members of the Orange Lions Club will pick-up these items from residences, given they are outside and dry or in a garage for easy access as volunteers will not enter homes. Those interested in this pick-up service should contact Ken Lenz at 203-795-3906.  The fee for pick-up is $10 per mattress or box spring; payment is by cash or check to Orange Lions Charities, and all proceeds are considered a charitable donation.

“We are thrilled to once again partner with the Rotary Club of Orange and The Orange Lions Club to offer these important environmental services to residents,” said Mitch Goldblatt, Chair of the Orange Recycling Committee. “Purging homes of these items and keeping them out of landfills helps our environment as well as tax dollars. This is a fun event that gives volunteers and residents an opportunity to work together for a cleaner and more sustainable planet.”

For the sixth time, this shredding event will help residents dispose of thousands of pounds of sensitive financial and medical papers in a secure, environmentally-responsible way. Adding mattress and box spring recycling last year proved a success, so it’s expected that more residents will availing themselves of this opportunity this year..

Paper Shredding and Mattress Recycling Event – Details:

WHEN:  Saturday, April 28, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., rain or shine

WHERE:  High Plains Community Center (front parking area), 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT

BRING:

         Tax papers, bills, receipts, statements, and documents that contain personal, financial and/or medical information. No need to remove staples or elastic bands, but clips should be removed for reuse.

         Mattresses and box springs

DO NOT BRING Paper that is already shredded, newspapers, notebooks, folders, and other papers that can go in the regular residential recycling bins.

About the Orange Recycling Committee

The Orange Recycling Committee is a group of volunteers appointed by the Board of Selectmen, who live in Orange and are committed to increasing and simplify recycling options for Orange residents.

         Website: http://www.orange-ct.gov/180/Recycling

         Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ORCinCT/

Saturday Was A Great Day To Shred

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Jun 032017
 

Today, Saturday, June 3, the Orange Recycling Committee along with the Rotary Club of Orange hosted a free paper shredding and mattress disposal event.

As soon as the trucks were set up, residents began to arrive with boxes, totes, bags and duffle bags filled with their confidential papers that they wanted to be destroyed.

Recycling Committee Chairman Mitch Goldblatt said more than 250 residents participated in this year’s event, bringing a record 15,000 pounds of paper and 48 mattresses to be recycled.

“It was an unbelievable morning,” he said. “A huge success.”

 

 

Orange Recycling Adds a New Twist To Its Shredding Day Event

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May 292017
 

The Orange Recycling Committee (ORC) will host its fifth shredding day on Saturday, June 3, in the front parking area of the High Plains Community Center (HPCC), 525 Orange Center Road, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This service is free of charge to Orange residents due to a generous donation from the Rotary Club of Orange. In addition, the ORC is expanding the event to include mattress and box spring recycling. This free service is made possible through a partnership with the Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye Mattress Program.

“Since our first paper shredding event in 2013, hundreds of residents have purged their homes and offices of sensitive financial and medical papers by bringing them for secure, environmentally-responsible shredding,” said ORC Chairman Mitch Goldblatt. “We’re thrilled to expand recycling opportunities for residents by also collecting mattress and box springs.”

Residents may bring bags or boxes filled with documents for shredding, and volunteers from the Orange Recycling Committee will deposit them into the shredding truck. The secure, on-site shredding trucks will once again be provided by Affordable Solutions, owned by Orange resident Joe Johnston.

To show their appreciation for these free recycling opportunities, residents may donate to the Orange Rotary Scholarship Fund. Rotarians will be on hand to collect donations.

There will be a separate area for residents to bring mattresses and box springs for recycling,

The Orange Lions Club has agreed to pick up Mattresses at the homes of residents on Saturday, June 3 and deliver them to High Plains for recycling.

They will charge $10 per mattress or box spring as long as it is clean, and either outside the house or in a garage for easy access. They will not go into the resident’s home.

Arrangements can be made by contacting Ken Lenz at 203 795-3906. Payment made be made by cash or check to Orange Lions Charities, and all proceeds are considered a charitable donation.

Paper Shredding and Mattress Recycling Event

BRING:  Tax papers, bills, receipts, statements, and documents that contain personal, financial and/or medical information. No need to remove staples or elastic bands, but clips should be removed for reuse. Mattresses and/or box springs.

DO NOT BRING: Newspapers, notebooks, folders, and other papers that can go in the regular residential recycling bins.

”Keeping these items out of landfills benefits our local community and contributes to a more global responsibility,” Goldblatt said. “It’s an added benefit that the event itself is a fun day for our volunteers and a great chance to interact with residents of our wonderful community.”

Additional information and contacts:

About the Orange Recycling Committee

The Orange Recycling Committee is a group of volunteers who live in Orange and are committed to increasing and simplify recycling options for Orange residents, at home and at town events:

Website: http://www.orange-ct.gov/govser/recycling.htm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ORCinCT/

About Bye Bye Mattress Bye Bye Mattress:

Bye Bye Mattress is Connecticut’s mattress recycling program. Established by law and operated by the non-profit Mattress Recycling Council, the program uses a recycling fee collected on each mattress and box spring sold to state residents to make recycling easier in our communities.

Whether a city picks up your discarded mattress, a retailer takes it back with your new purchase, or you drop it off, the Bye Bye Mattress program diverts your old mattress from waste to recycling.

Now, our landfills will be less crowded as old mattresses are recycled into new, useful products.

Visit www.ByeByeMattress.com or call 1-855-700-9973 for more information or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Orange Rotary Gives Warm Coats To Underprivileged Children

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Nov 202016
 

dsc_0644During the last six years the Rotary Club of Orange has participated in “Operation Warm” and donated thousands of coats to area schools and shelters to help keep underprivileged children warm.

Recently, several Rotarians sorted through box loads of new winter coats in an empty storefront location and prepared them for distribution.

This is just one of the charitable endeavors in which the club participates locally.

 

Rotarians Sponsor Amber Alert Photos At The Orange Country Fair

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Sep 172016
 

waveterminal_amberThe Rotary Club of Orange, as part of its community service to Orange residents, will sponsor “AMBER Alert” at the upcoming Orange Country Fair on September 17 and 18 at High Plains Community Center. At the booth, Rotary Club members will photograph and gather identifying information on children accompanied by a parent or guardian. AMBER Alert will be located near the Police tents. Hours for AMBER Alert are Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

After Orange Rotary members take a child’s photo and collect identifying information, the accompanying parent or guardian will be provided with an ID card showing the child’s photo, date of birth, height, weight, eye color and any other distinguishing marks. The information is also stored on a database monitored by the state police.

Since children’s physical characteristics change as they grow, it is important to update cards with a new photo every few years. The photo/date gathering service and one card are free, though donations to the Orange Rotary’s service projects will be welcomed. There is a small fee for any additional cards.

The goal of AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize a community to assist in the search for and safe recovery of an abducted child. Created in 1996, “AMBER Alert” has helped to find and safely recover almost 500 abducted children. It is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies and the wireless industry. The program operates in all 50 states as well as in Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Orange Rotary Names New Officers

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Jul 052016
 

5eaddcf4-ea08-4b28-9991-f29686cfbf15On June 22, the Rotary Club of Orange hosted its officer installation dinner.
Pictured left to right are Baxter Walsh, incoming President; Bob Sigler, past president and incoming V.P.; Jim McLaughlin, Foundation Treasurer, Glenn Pearson, Club Treasurer. In the second row are Ed Cowern, Sergeant-at-Arms; Roger Tausig, Secretary and Diane Eger, Executive Secretary.

Orange Rotary, Recycling, Join For Shredding Event, Bicycle Donation Day

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Jun 252016
 

Screen Shot 2016-05-30 at 11.23.49 AMThe Rotary Club of Orange, together with Orange Recycling, will hold a shredding day at High Plains Community Center on June 25 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Bicycles of all sizes also may be donated at the same time.

Items brought for shredding should be personal documents, and all paper should be removed from binders or notebooks beforehand. Although there is no charge to area residents, donations will be gratefully received. The donations will be used for our annual student scholarships.

Donated bicycles will be given to BEEEP Inc. (Bicycle Education, Entrepreneurship and Enrichment Program). BEEEP is a New Haven-based non-profit program that recycles bicycles and teaches repair and riding skills. BEEEP enriches the community through biking for people who don’t have bikes, those whose bikes are broken, and those who don’t feel safe riding in the city.

Rotary is the only service club of its type in the world. Orange Rotary welcomes new members at its weekly luncheons. The Orange Rotary Club includes community business people, professionals, and like-minded individuals. Those interested in membership can consult www.rotaryclubfororange.org This website offers insight into Rotary’s mission and service opportunities.

Originally Published on: May 30, 2016 @ 11:27

Second Publishing on: Jun 14, 2016 @ 14:23

Host Family Sought For Foreign Exchange Student

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Nov 242013
 

Screen shot 2013-11-23 at 10.59.03 PMThe Rotary Club of Orange is sponsoring a foreign exchange student.

A  family is needed to host the student for 12-14 weeks.

If you and your family are interested in hosting the student,  contact Bob Sigler at  203-887-8954 or email crsigler@yahoo.com.

Rotary Sponsors Thanksgiving Day Road Race and Fitness Walk

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Nov 132013
 

Turkey TrotGet in shape for the Chilly Chili Run with a Thanksgiving Day 5k and Fitness Walk along the same popular course.

The Rotary Club of Orange will host its first annual Rotary Turkey Trot – 5k Road Race, Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov 28 at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road.

This is a 5k Road Race (3.1 miles) – USTAF Sanctioned Event Mile Splits at 1, 2 & 3 miles.

Timing will be done by P.T.S. Advanced Timing Services

100% of all proceeds will be used to provide charitable services and humanitarian support through the Rotary Club.

The Details

• Date: Thursday, Nov. 28

• Registration begins: 6:30 a.m.

• Race begins: 8 a.m. (sharp)

• Awards: 9:45 a.m.

• Runner Fee: $20 pre-registered / $25 Race Day

• Walker Fee: $10 Pre-Registered / $15 Race Day

• Register at http://www.orangectrotary.org/

 

Originally Published on: Oct 24, 2013 @ 16:54