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Aug 302014
 

It doesn't get fresher than this.

It doesn’t get fresher than this.

You have 3 more days to enjoy the St. Barbara Odyssey Greek Festival at 450 Racebrook Road, Orange.

On Saturday, Aug. 30, the festival runs from noon to 10 p.m. Always Free Parking and Admission.

We don’t want you to miss anything, so here’s Saturday’s schedule.

1 p.m. Greek Cooking Demo on the front patio

1:30 p.m. Presentation on Greek Orthodoxy in the Church Proper

2 p.m. Odyssey Dancers in the Entertainment Area

2:30 p.m. Presentation on Greek Orthodoxy in the Church Proper

3 p.m. Magic Show: “The Magic of Adam” in the Entertainment Area

3:30 p.m. St. Barbara Choir Performance in the Church Proper

4 p.m. Greek Cooking Demo on the front patio

4:30 p.m. Odyssey Dancers in the Entertainment Area

5:30 p.m. Greek Dance Lessons in the Entertainment Area

6 p.m.  to 10 p.m. Live Greek Music by “The Hellenic Company” in the Entertainment Area

7 p.m. Presentation on Greek Orthodoxy in the Church Proper

8 p.m. Odyssey Dancers in the Entertainment Area

And Don’t Forget:

  • Greek marketplace – Gourmet Greek grocery, t-shirts, jewelry, arts & crafts, bookstore
  • Treasures ’n Junque – Odyssey’s giant tag sale
  • Presentations on Greek culture and religion, along with tours of Saint Barbara Church
  • Greek dance performances –Traditional Greek folk dances performed by the ODYSSEY Dancers
  • Greek dance lessons – taught by the ODYSSEY Dancers (5:30 pm, Sat and Sun)
  • Nightly dancing to ODYSSEY’s live Greek band, “The Hellenic Company”
  • Kids’ area – Rides, games, and magic shows.
  • Raffle – Have a chance at winning the grand prize of $10,000 cash, or 9 additional prizes!

Mar 012014
 

Greek FoodDo you look forward to the Greek Festival every year?  OPA! You don’t have to wait until Labor Day.`

St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 480 Racebrook Road, will host its second annual Taste of Greece, Saturday, March 1, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Join us for authentic homemade delicacies from appetizers to desserts: souvlaki, spanakopita, pastitsio, baklava, galaktoboureko, and more.

Eat in or take out. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy all of your favorite  Greek specialties. No one does it like St. Barbara!

A TASTE OF GREECE includes:

•  Classic Greek cuisine – Avgolemeno Soup (egg lemon), Greek Salad, Spanakopita(spinach pie), Tiropita (cheese pie), GyroPork Souvlaki, Lamb dinner, Pastitsio (Greek style lasagna), Greek style roasted Chicken

•  Greek Pastries (glyka) – Baklava (layers of nuts and filo, drenched in syrup)Kourabiedes (shortbread dusted with powdered sugar), Galatoboureko (flaky pastry filled with custard), and Ravani (moist almond and honey cake).

•  Eat-In or Take-Out – Dine in our elegant social hall, and/or take food and pastries to go for another Greek meal.

Prices are the same as what you pay at the Greek Festival.

For 32 years Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church has delighted the senses at ODYSSEY, A GREEK FESTIVAL with a feast of Greek cuisine. Now you don’t have to wait for Labor Day weekend! Due to popular demand, on Saturday, March 1, A TASTE OF GREECE will treat your taste buds to some of your favorites.

Meet friends and family in Saint Barbara Social Hall to dine Greek style.  Take home some of your favorites for another meal.

FREE ADMISSION and FREE PARKING (on-site). RAIN OR SHINE

For more information, call 203-795-1347 or visit www.saintbarbara.org

Originally Published on: Feb 11, 2014 @ 14:46

 

Feb 012014
 

Father-Daughter-DancePeck Place School PTA is sponsoring a Father-Daughter-someone special Dance, Friday, Feb. 7 at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church Social Hall.

The Dance is from 7 to 9 p.m. All girls who are students at Peck are welcome to bring one adult man in their life to this dance (fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles or any other significant adult man is welcome to attend). Music will be provided by Boppers.

There will be a raffle and pictures taken. New this year: daisy wrist corsages and daisy boutonnieres are available by pre – order only. Each family can bring a refreshment: Girls in grades 4 to 6 bring a dessert or an appetizer (no nuts please!); girls in grades 1 – 3 bring a cold six pack of water to share.

Ticket orders were due by Friday, Jan. 31, we hope you bought yours!

Dec 042013
 


Screen shot 2013-12-04 at 7.53.45 PMThe Holiday Fantasy of Trees sponsored by Porch & Patio, Barnum Financial Group, The Milford Bank and ABCO The Paperman will take place at Saint Barbara Community Center, 480 Racebrook Road, Friday, Dec. 6 – Sunday, Dec. 8. 

The Ladies Philoptochos Society of Saint Barbara, known for their philanthropic work, is cooking and baking your favorite Greek treats for a 3-day holiday event.  Enjoy the beautifully decorated Trees, Wreaths, and Urns.  There will be a holiday raffle for an opportunity to win a beautifully decorated tree and take it home.  There will also be great gifts for the entire family.  

Jocelyn Maminta of News Channel 8 will be our special guest on Saturday. Expect to be entertained by area musical and dance groups while you browse, or enjoy a piece of pastry with coffee or hot chocolate.  On Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 PM Barnum Financial Group sponsors Santa’s Village with a visit and photos with Santa.  Are you hungry yet?  Stop by our Greek Café for a snack or light meal of our popular Greek cuisine.  And make sure to stock up on Greek pastry for your Holiday entertaining.

Hours: Friday 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Raffle Drawing will be 4:00 pm Sunday.  Free admission and free parking.  Call 203 795-1347 for more information.

Come and walk around, enjoy the beautiful lights, brighten up your holiday and smile at the surroundings of the Holiday Season!

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Nov 182013
 

Screen shot 2013-11-18 at 10.58.53 PMThe Suzuki Music Schools of Westport & Orange presents a recital featuring faculty members playing violin, viola, guitar and piano.

The repertoire will include works by Beethoven, Monti, and Molino.

The concert will take place at the Library of the St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 480 Racebrook Road, Orange, on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 3 p.m.

Admission is free. All are welcome to attend.

The Suzuki Music School Background

The Suzuki Music Schools of Westport & Orange offer instruction in violin, viola, cello, flute, guitar, piano, chamber music, ensemble and music theory. The school follows the teachings of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, providing a high quality music education that promotes the values of respect, discipline, personal confidence, teamwork and a strong work ethic. Our mission guides students to acquire a lifelong love of music and develop excellent musical skills within a nurturing environment that enriches family bonds.

The school is a non-profit organization and provides an international faculty trained in the Suzuki Method and highly experienced as both teachers and performers. Alongside the many learning opportunities at the school, we encourage our students to share their gifts with the wider community in performances and class opportunities.

For more information visit: www.suzukischools.org

Oct 102013
 

Screen shot 2013-10-10 at 2.26.43 PMWadi “Willy” Kaoud, age 81, a 50 year resident of Woodmont, beloved husband to Rahil Jaser Kaoud, passed away on Monday, October 7, 2013 at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven.

Born in Ramallah, Palestine on February 19, 1932, he was the son of the late Khalil Kaoud and the late Azizeh Misleh.

Willy was known for his outgoing personality and sociable nature; well known in his neighborhood, he would always stop to enjoy a conversation with friends and familiar faces. Willy was well loved by all who knew him, a kind, gentle hearted man, who loved and cherished his family deeply and will be greatly missed.

In addition to his wife Rahil of 60 years, he is survived by his six daughters; Samia Samander (Hanna) of Milford, Salwa Jaser of West Haven, Sylvia Abid (Malik) of East Haven, Wafia Jaser of CA, Grace Baranowsky (Frederic) of Milford and Nancy Arnold (Jay) of Orange; twenty grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings; Abe Kaoud (Aida), Randy Kaoud (Salwa), Fuad Kaoud (Afaf) and Widad Elfar; his sister-in-law, Jackie Kaywood and brother-in-law, Joe Jaser (Sue) and many loving nieces and nephews, (including Jim Kaoud — Kaoud Rugs in Orange) family and friends.

He was predeceased by his brother, Sam Kaywood and his brother-in-law Fuad Elfar.

Friends and family may call on Thursday, October 10th from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford, CT 06460.

 

A Trisagion Service will be held on Friday, October 11th at 11:00 am at St. Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church, 480 Racebrook Rd., Orange, CT 06477.

Interment to follow at King’s Highway Cemetery, Milford.  To leave online condolences please visit our website at www.codywhitefuneralservice.com

Sep 162013
 

File photo from zoning meeting

File photo from zoning meeting

The Town Plan & Zoning Commission meeting will take place at the Town Hall, 617 Orange Center Road, Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

During the regular portion of the meeting, the Commission will cover:

1.   Review of the Minutes from the September 3, 2013 meeting.

2.   Old Business.

3.   New Business.

  1. Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

-Review of Zoning Activities Log.

  1. Discussion on a moratorium on Production, Distribution, and Dispensaries for Medical Marijuana.

Then, at 8 p.m.

6.  PUBLIC HEARINGS (*4)

*RE-ADOPTION OF THE ORANGE ZONING MAP WITH ASSOCIATED REGULATION CHANGE, – Upon the initiative of the Orange Town Plan and Zoning Commission.  The Orange Zoning Map has been digitally “updated.”  There are no changes to any zoning districts or boundaries.  In conjunction with re-adopting the Zoning Map, it is also proposed to amend Section 383-16 – Zoning Map, of the Orange Zoning Regulations.

*PETITION TO AMEND THE ORANGE ZONING REGULATIONS, – Submitted by Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church.  To define and provide for Undertaker Establishments as a Special Use in the Residential RES District.

*APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION, PERMIT OR USE, – Submitted by Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church.  The proposal is to locate a funeral home/undertaker establishment at property known as 460 and 480 Racebrook Road.  A SITE PLAN APPLICATION has been submitted.

*APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION, PERMIT OR USE, Submitted by Barbara Thomas for property known as **350 Boston Post Road.  The proposal is to locate a ‘Smoothie King’ retail store/beverage establishment with a ‘drive-thru’ service window.  Also proposed is a service counter and take out service. (Sections 383-50 A., E., F., and Article XIV of the Orange Zoning Regulations).  A SITE PLAN APPLICATION has been submitted.

**350 Boston Post Road is the plaza in which OLA Restaurant is located, across from Fire Station #2.

 

 

Apr 232013
 

stop violenceOn February 25, the Orange Interfaith Clergy Fellowship hosted a discussion group on Violence in our Culture.

The dialogue continues tonight at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 480 Racebrook Road, at 7 p.m.

Childcare is available. Call the office at 203-795-6577  for details.

Mar 092013
 

17F58793-0E28-4E29-B7291BEA071294DESaint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church announced details regarding A TASTE OF GREECE, to be held Saturday, March 9, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

This one-day food festival held in the Social Hall of the beautiful Byzantine-style Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, A TASTE OF GREECE offers a sampling of all the well known dishes and desserts we’ve all come to love at the annual Greek Festival every Labor Day Weekend.

A TASTE OF GREECE includes:

•  Classic Greek cuisineAvgolemeno Soup (egg lemon), Greek Salad, Spanakopita (spinach pie), Tiropita (cheese pie), Gyro, Pork Souvlaki, Lamb dinner, Pastitsio (Greek style lasagna), Greek style roasted Chicken

•  Greek Pastries (glyka)Baklava (layers of nuts and filo, drenched in syrup), Kourabiedes (shortbread dusted with powdered sugar), Galatoboureko (flaky pastry filled with custard), and Ravani (moist almond and honey cake).

•  Eat-In or Take-Out – Dine in our elegant social hall, and/or take food and pastries to go for another Greek meal.

Prices are the same as what you pay at the Greek Festival.

For 32 years Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church has delighted the senses at ODYSSEY, A GREEK FESTIVAL with a feast of Greek cuisine. Now you don’t have to wait for Labor Day weekend! Due to popular demand, on Saturday, March 9, A TASTE OF GREECE will treat your taste buds to some of your favorites.

Meet friends and family in Saint Barbara Social Hall to dine Greek style.  Take home some of your favorites for another meal.

FREE ADMISSION and FREE PARKING (on-site). RAIN OR SHINE

For more information, call 203-795-1347 or visit www.saintbarbara.org

Originally Published on: Feb 10, 2013 @ 10:34 p.m.

Feb 132013
 

Leaders of the Orange Interfaith Clergy Fellowship invite the public into a Conversation on the Problem of Violence in our Culture.

This event will take place on Monday, February 25th 2013 from 7-9 pm at St. Barbara’s Orthodox Church, 480 Racebrook Road in Orange.  This opportunity for community dialogue is open to all.

The event will be moderated by the Rev. Ann Ritonia and prayers and perspectives will be offered by members of the Orange Interfaith Clergy Fellowship.

An age appropriate movie and childcare will be available for children 12 and younger.

Older teens are welcome to participate in this dialogue. For more information please contact 203-795-6577 .

Originally Published on: Feb 13 @ 9:07 a.m.