Library Basement Book Sale Slated For Nov. 7

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Nov 042019

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, will host its popular book sale in the basement of the library on Thursday, Nov. 7 and Friday, Nov. 8 from 1-4 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Find incredible deals on gently used books, videotapes, CDs, DVDs and more.

Everyone waits for this sale, don’t miss it.

For more information, call  203-891-2170.

Important ELECTION DAY Reminder

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Nov 032019

Both candidates for the first selectman office would like to remind all Orange residents that EVERY voting district will be casting their votes at High Plains Community Center on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

If you are accustomed to voting at Mary L. Tracy School and forget about the change in location, no worries, just follow the signs directing you to High Plains, 525 Orange Center Road.

If, for some reason, you still haven’t chosen a candidate, remember to watch the short video clips from the debates that we are posting here on Orange Live.

Each question is posted on separate video clips (and all are labeled with the subject), so you can find the answers to whatever is important to you.



Chamber Debate: Youth Activities

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Nov 012019

The Orange Chamber hosted a first selectman’ candidates Debate at Grassy Hill Country Club.
In this video, Challenger Jody Dietch and Incumbent Jim Zeoli give their thoughts on youth activities to keep Orange’s younger residents entertained and busy.
All of Orange’s voting districts will vote at High Plains Community Center.
The polls are open on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Chamber Debate: Development On Arterial Roads

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Nov 012019

The Orange Chamber of Commerce hosted a first selectman’s candidates debate between Incumbent Jim Zeoli and challenger Jody Dietch.

In this video, they share their thoughts on developments on the arterial roads between Route one and Route 34.

HERE is a link to the video so you can hear their responses.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5. All Orange Districts will vote at High Plains Community Center from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Community Flu Vaccine Clinic

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Oct 312019

Get a flu shot, not the flu.

The Orange Visiting Nurse Association will host a Community Flu Vaccine Clinic High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

No appointments are necessary, bring your insurance card, and try to wear short sleeves.

Accepted Insurances: Traditional Medicare, Aetna, and Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield.

Insurances NOT accepted: Cigna, Connecticare, Oxford, United Healthcare and Medicaid.

Private Pay rates are available for uninsured attendees.

For additional information call 203-891-4752.

The Beardsley Zoo Shares Some Sad News

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Oct 312019

The family at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is saddened to announce the recent passing of Rizzo, a North American river otter (Lutra canadensis), due to complications from his advanced age.

Rizzo was 16 years old. River otters live to be 10 to 12 years old in the wild, and an average of 17 years in human care. Rizzo’s longtime companion Nessie died last spring from heart disease. The pair was always a favorite of guests and beloved by all who knew them.

The Zoo is currently making long-planned improvements to the habitat in anticipation of new otters arriving.

Zoo Director Gregg Dancho said, “Our river otters have always been some of the most popular animals who make their home here at the Zoo, for their playful nature and intelligence as well as their role as an iconic North American animal. Nessie and Rizzo were the last of several river otters here, and we’ve been proud to have welcomed otter pups in years past. We look forward to a new family of otters here again soon.”

Rizzo and Nessie in 2017

Antique Shop Has A New Look

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Oct 312019

The Academy Museum

The Orange Historical Society antique shop has a new look.

The antique shop is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The holidays are upon us so come visit and stock up on the most unusual gift items for those friends and family members who you are the hardest to buy for.
The shop is located at 605 Orange Center Road.  For information call 203-795-3106.

Bring Some Love To The Orange Polls On Election Day

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Oct 302019

My friend who lives in California, in the path of the wildfires, posted this message on her Facebook page:

(Posted during Tick Fire): I would like to share a little bit of info I learned on Friday I work at a local retail pharmacy on Friday while at work 3 different firefighters from other counties came into my store buying items that I don’t think any of us ever think about them needing I know I never did they were baby wipes to wipe their faces off one of the most important items were eyewash and eye drops their eyes were so red it broke my heart for them, they said to me the eyewash was going to save their lives (they bought the only 3 bottles we had)

I know so many people think about giving them water and food but I don’t think we ever think about the eyewash and eye drops even the baby wipes so they can clean themselves up a little I think it would be great if everyone could put some kind of care packages together with these items in it for all the firefighters that come from near and far to protect us. Thank you for reading this it just broke my heart on Friday seeing them spending their own money on things that should be provided to them.

If anyone would like to donate any of these items, let me know. I would love to send a giant care package out there to help them out. Text me at 203-506-1747 and I will make arrangements to collect the items and send them out.

In fact, I will have a box at High Plains on Election Day, so when you come in to vote you can drop the donations in the box and I will send it to my friend by express mail so they can have what they need ASAP.

Orange Chamber Welcomes Hook & Reel to Orange

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Oct 302019

The Orange Chamber of Commerce welcomes the nationwide seafood restaurant and bar concept to Orange. The new restaurant is located at 385 Boston Post Road and is owned and operated by franchise owner David Chen.

 “We are excited to bring Hook & Reel to the greater Orange region,” says Ed O’Grady, Regional Director at Hook & Reel.

“This is a fun and festive experience that we know the Orange community will really enjoy,” said Carol Smullen, Orange Chamber Director.

The 8,000 square foot restaurant has seating for 220 customers and employs 60 local community members. The restaurant menu features seafood boils where patrons can pick their favorite seafood combinations and then add their choice of sauces, including original Cajun, garlic butter or the famous Hook and Reel special blend. The boils are brought to guests steaming hot and shaken up table-side. “We aim to provide a celebratory space for the community. A place to make genuine connections over a one-of-a-kind Cajun-inspired seafood experience,” said Chen.

He added, “There aren’t many seafood restaurants in the area and I think this is a great location. I’m so happy to open this restaurant in Orange.”

The restaurant is open Sunday through Thursday from noon to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. For promotions and news for the Orange location, fans can follow the restaurant’s Facebook page.

If you like good food, or if you are fond of Cajun spices and reasonable prices, you will love Hook & Reel. Click HERE to see the menu. The staff is friendly and attentive and you will feel right at home. With the holidays coming, you may consider booking an office party here, there’s plenty of room.

Chamber Debate: Vaping Crisis

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Oct 282019

The Orange Chamber of Commerce hosted a first selectman’s debate at Grassy Hill Country Club on Oct. 23. Here the two candidates give their thoughts on helping our teens to stop vaping.

Click HERE for a video of this part of the debate.

Election Day is Nov. 5. Watch all of our video debate coverage and listen to the candidates as they answer questions about subjects that may be of interest to you and your family.

Remember, ALL voting will be done at High Plains Community Center from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.