Quantcast

The 2019 Summer Concerts Under The Gazebo Schedule

 Around Town, Home, Latest News  Comments Off on The 2019 Summer Concerts Under The Gazebo Schedule
Jul 162019
 

Four more bands are scheduled for the summer Concerts under the Gazebo this year.

Each concert will take place on a specific Thursday evening beginning at 6 p.m.

These performances include:

Fools on the Hill on July 18, Al n Sal Duo on July 25, Bad Moon Risin’ on August 8, and the Vybrations on August 22.

Bring a chair or blanket and a few friends for these great shows brought to you by the folks at the Orange Community Services.

Don’t forget, the Orange Farmer’s Market will be under the pavilion from 3:30 to 7 p.m. And some food trucks will be on-site so you can enjoy dinner before the concerts, too.

Don’t Forget To Pay Your Taxes!

 Around Town, Home, Latest News  Comments Off on Don’t Forget To Pay Your Taxes!
Jul 162019
 

Tax bills were mailed the last week of June, the first installment is due Monday, July 1, 2019.

The final day to pay without interest or penalty will be Thursday, August 1,  2019.

Payments will not be accepted or processed until July 1, 2019.  Ct. State Statute 12‐163. If you want a  receipt, bring the entire three-part tax bill. Payments by mail require a self-addressed stamped envelope along with the entire three-part bill.

Tax bills may be paid online, on the Town of Orange website; there is a fee associated.

Summer Workshops For Small Business Owners, Interested Participants

 Around Town, Home, Latest News  Comments Off on Summer Workshops For Small Business Owners, Interested Participants
Jul 162019
 

The Orange Chamber of Commerce shared this list of workshops for small business owners — none of them are in Orange.

Entrepreneurship in 3 Easy Steps!

This workshop series lays the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea and understand the steps to building a business that is credit ready. The information is laid out simply in three modules. Come to all three or attend the one that fits your needs. The three modules focus on:

  1. 7/12 – READY: Basics of Business Startup (Covers what you need to consider and prepare for in the early stages)
  2. 7/19 – SET: Essentials of becoming credit-ready (Where to get money; five C’s of Credit; how to prepare a business loan application)
  3. 7/26 – GO: How and where to find additional small business support and educational resources. (SBA District Office, SCORE, SBDC, Center for Women & Enterprise, Veteran’s Centers)

Place: New Britain Public Library, 20 High St. New Britain, CT 06051

Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm

Register: Aubrey Muscaro, (860) 224-3155 ext.155

Women’s Business Development Council hosts Community Coffee / Café con la Comunidad – July 23

WBDC invites you to coffee or tea and treats so we can share experiences, challenges, and explore ideas for how we might support organizations and businesses owned by the Latino community of Southeastern CT. As a community leader, your perspective is valuable and we want to understand where there are challenges and exciting opportunities for us to help with the free programs and tools we have available.

Comience el día con una dosis de cafeína y una multitud de grandes conexiones para aumentar el impacto que podemos tener juntos en nuestra comunidad!

WBDC te invita a un café o té y refrigerios para que podamos compartir experiencias, desafíos, y explorer ideas de como podemos ayudar y apoyar a los dueños de organizaciones y negocios de la comunidad Latina del Sureste de CT. Como líderes de la comunidad Hispana, su perspectiva es valiosa y queremos entender dónde hay desafios y oportundidades para poderle ayudar con los programas e instrumentos completamente gratuitos que podemos ofrecerle.  

Date: Tuesday, July 23

Time: 8:30am-10:00am

Place: WBDC, 300 State St. Ste., 419, New London, CT

RSVP: (860) 574-9246

It’s Happening At The Library

 Around Town, Beardsley Zoo, Case Memorial Library, Home, Latest News  Comments Off on It’s Happening At The Library
Jul 162019
 

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, Orange, offers the following events this month.

 

Color War
Tuesday, July 16, 3:30 p.m.
Prepare to get messy! Tweens will be playing an epic game of capture the flag with color powder, which will be used to “color-tag” the other teams! This program will take place on the lawn behind the library, and is open to tweens entering grades 4-6. Registration is required. Parents must sign their tween up in the Children’s Room. Registration cannot be completed over the phone or online. If you have any questions, please call the library at 203-891-2170.

Oscar Film: Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Wednesday, July 17, 1 p.m.
When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.1 hr. 46 min. R.

Beardsley Zoomobile
Thursday, July 18, 1 p.m.
For children ages 3-5.  Meet and touch amazing animals, plus examine rare artifacts!  Registration is required.

 

Mystery Book Discussion
Thursday, July 18, 7 p.m.

Join Librarian Samantha Jasulavic for a discussion of I Found You by Lisa Jewell.

Teen Craft: Paper Flowers
Friday, July 19, 3 p.m.
For students entering grades 7-12. Make your own colorful crepe paper poppies.

Chess Club
Tuesday, July 23, 3:45 p.m.
Come join our chess club! This club is open to beginners and experienced players. During our meetings, children and tweens will be able to learn about this strategic board game and play against other club members. Feel free to bring your own chess board as the library has a small supply. For children and tweens in grades 1-6. Registration is required. Click below, stop by the Children’s Room or call the Library to sign up!

 

Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register.

Phone: 203-891-2170

Garden Tour Scheduled For July 25

 Around Town, Home, Latest News  Comments Off on Garden Tour Scheduled For July 25
Jul 102019
 

The Stone-Otis House herb garden.

Come and see the lovely gardens at the Stone-Otis House, at the corner of Orange Center Road and Tyler City Road, on Thursday, July 25 from 4-6 p.m.

The Garden Club of Orange will host tours of the expansive gardens that they have worked so hard to keep weed-free and beautiful for several years.
The Victorian Era Stone-Otis House also will be opened for tours with members of the Orange Historical Society on-hand to show you around.
Light refreshments will be served.
These tours have become a favorite event for many residents and visitors who enjoy the beauty of dozens of strategically planted flowers and learning about the uses of the herbs in the special garden plot found directly behind the home.
Don’t miss it! They’re only there for two hours, and it’s well worth the trip.

Vendors Sought For Annual Event

 Around Town, Home, Latest News  Comments Off on Vendors Sought For Annual Event
Jul 092019
 

File photo

Community Services is looking for local businesses and service providers for the 18th Annual Orange Senior Health and Safety Fair on Friday, September 27, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the High Plains Community Center Gym, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange.

Early bird registration by August 5, 2019, is $85, after that, the fee is $90 a table for businesses and free to nonprofit providers with a 501(c)3 designation.  Final registration is due by September 13.  The event is free to the public. 

All proceeds from this event will go to the Community Assistance Fund.  All of our programs, activities, events, and offerings are self-generated solely from fees and donations.

For more information or to reserve a table please contact Joan Cretella, Dennis Marsh or Denise Stein at Community Services 203-891-4788

We ask your support to maintain these vital programs

Thank you,

Joan Cretella Director of Orange Community Services

Police Blotter: Florida Man Passed Bad Checks

 Around Town, Home, Latest News, Police & Fire  Comments Off on Police Blotter: Florida Man Passed Bad Checks
Jul 092019
 

On Monday, July 8, Connecticut State Police contacted the Orange Police Department regarding having Jonathan X. Velez, 30, of Bradenton FL (a wanted person from the Town of Orange) in custody. 

Orange Police confirmed the active arrest warrant and the CT State Police transported him to the Orange Police Department at 4:40 p.m.   

According to the report, Velez was wanted for Issuing Bad Checks and fifth-degree larceny, stemming from an incident at Greyson’s Guns that occurred on Jan. 2, 2016 incident.  He was taken into custody and charged.

Velez posted $500 bond and released with a court date of July 22.

Orange Police: Woman Charged With DUI

 Around Town, Home, Latest News, Police & Fire  Comments Off on Orange Police: Woman Charged With DUI
Jul 092019
 

On Friday, July 6, Orange police were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Dentree Drive at 5:33 p.m.

During the investigation, officers discovered that Barira A. Chaudhry, 25, of Hamden struck multiple vehicles and proceeded to keep driving. 

According to the report, she was having difficulties keeping her eyes open. 

Police administered Standardized Sobriety Field Tests after which Chaudhry was taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

She was released on $50 bond for court July 19.

Local Benefits Of The Textile Recycling Program

 Around Town, Home, Latest News  Comments Off on Local Benefits Of The Textile Recycling Program
Jul 092019
 

Many residents are pleased with the news that the Orange Recycling Committee has arranged for a new textile recycling pick-up service that will begin on July 15.

Those who just skimmed the story or Facebook post had questions — How will this benefit me and the town?

Orange Live reached out to Recycling Committee Chairman Mitch Goldblatt for some answers.

Here’s what he had to say:

1)      This is a way for people to continue to recycle products simply to help the environment. That in itself should be good enough! But there is more!

2)      Items will be re-sold or re-used to decrease our carbon footprint of producing more and also creates jobs.

3)      For every ton collected in the pink bags, the town receives $20.

4)      For every ton diverted from our transfer station solid waste, the town saves about $100.

“This is a win-win for everyone,” he said.

Also, as a follow-up, many want to know exactly what is acceptable. Here you go:

  • Men’s Clothing
  • Women’s Clothing
  • Children’s Clothing
  • Coats and Jackets
  • Jewelry
  • Shoes
  • Purses
  • Hats
  • Toys
  • Blankets
  • Drapes/Curtains
  • Pillows
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Tools
  • Silverware
  • Dishes
  • Pots/Pans
  • Backpacks

If you still want more information about the service provider, click on this link that we provided in the original story.

Relax, Big Apartment Development Not In The Works Yet

 Around Town, Home, Latest News  Comments Off on Relax, Big Apartment Development Not In The Works Yet
Jul 082019
 

Several residents have called, e-mailed, and texted Orange Live regarding a housing development planned for 35 Old Tavern Road, the Firelight Plaza.

What we learned is that an application has been submitted to amend the text in the Orange (LSC) Local Shopping Center District Regulations at the plaza.

The applicant wants to add a mixed-use residential development limited to the area served by public water and sewer.

NO Housing Application Has been submitted at this time.

Some time ago, a large 3-4 story retail/residential structure was requested, but that is not the same application.

Currently, there is not much information available. There are no drawings, except for a residential density map and other things the TPZC would understand.

This application is only for a text change to the zoning regulations, but residents should be aware of this from the beginning.

The next Town Plan and Zoning Commission Meeting will take place on August 6.