Jan 082015

Orange roundtableFour lawmakers representing Orange met with First Selectman Jim Zeoli in his office Thursday morning to get acquainted and to discuss the important issues that affect the town now and in the future.

Themis Klarides, who was sworn in yesterday as House Republican Leader, along with State Sen. Gayle Slossberg and two freshmen State Representatives, Pam Staneski and Charles Ferraro all came with open minds as they sat down with Zeoli and Town Attorney Vincent Marino.

“This was the first time the two new Reps have had a meeting with me, so they were very attentive and took a lot of notes and asked some good questions,” Zeoli said.

The session focused primarily on town business, including the center turn lane on the Boston Post Road; obtaining state funding for important projects; and getting everyone on board so that Orange has a better chance to receive the $300,000 STEAP (Small Town Economic Assistance Program) Grant money that it applied for last fall to help with the Fred Wolfe Park Improvement/expansion project.

Zeoli, who is the chairman of the state Farmland Advisory Board also included farming issues in the discussion.

All in all the morning meeting appeared to be a bipartisan success.

Oct 202014

breast-cancer-awareness1The public is invited to join with the Town of Orange to once again participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month by placing a pink ribbon wreath on the front door of the Orange Town Hall, 617 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT on Monday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m.

The Town will be honoring one individual this year: Thea Torrenti, an Orange resident. Anyone wishing to do so may take a pink ribbon from the wreath to honor those who have survived as well as those who have succumbed to breast cancer.

Pink ribbon cards will be sold and hung in Town Hall to benefit Susan G. Komen Connecticut. Please make a $5 monetary contribution and dedicate your donation to those who have survived breast cancer and those who have not.

This wonderful annual event has been going on at town hall for years, past honorees, both men and women, include Angela Booth and Debbie Davis.

Jan 022014

The plaque on the wall across from the First Selectman's Office.

The plaque on the wall across from the First Selectman’s Office.

Amity Seniors Elizabeth Pallman, Aliyah Oistricher, Jeremy Wolin and  Junior Sarah Stein will exhibit art work at The Gallery at Town Hall from Jan. 6 to Feb. 27.

The show demonstrates the achievements of the art students and reflects the The National Art Society’s mission to expose the community to the art of the students of Amity.

A range of media  includes drawing, prints, collage and photography.

There will be an Opening Reception on Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 5-7 p.m.

The Gallery at Town Hall is a joint venture of the Orange Arts and Culture Council and the Town of Orange and features work of local artists.

The Gallery is open during regular Town Hall hours, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Feb 082013

Beautiful shot from Orange Connecticut Facebook Page

Although CT residents throughout the state are being asked to stay off the roads, the Orange Town Hall is open until 2 p.m. today.

Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, announced that services for both tonight, Friday, Feb. 8, and tomorrow morning, Saturday, Feb. 9, are cancelled due to the Blizzard of 2013.

Material Girls and Kaoud Rugs both are closed due to the storm.