Everyone Needs Help Some Time. Adopt A Family or Elderly Person For The Holidays

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Oct 192017

Every year the Community Services Department for the Town of Orange organizes a gift-giving event for our Resident Families and Elderly in Orange who are in need.  The identities of our recipients are kept confidential for their privacy.  We are asking Orange residents to adopt one of our families or elderly residents or to donate whatever they can to help us out this year.

The families that participate are asked to send us wish lists from their children to help our sponsors with ideas for gift giving, whether it’s a toy, clothing, and a book or gift card. We also request grocery gift cards for perishable items and decorated food baskets, containers, boxes, bags, etc. for our recipients to help them with their food needs.

We will have cutoff dates of November 17th for Thanksgiving and December 15th for Christmas; these are for delivering your donations to our office.

If you would rather send a monetary donation you can donate to the Community Assistance Fund which covers all programs we have in our department.

Send your check to The Town of Orange Community Services Department at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT  06477.

Checks are Payable to:  “Treasurer Town of Orange.”

If you would like to participate in this great cause please contact Kim Callahan at 203-891-4788 Monday thru Fridays 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Orange Chamber of Commerce Announces Upcoming Events

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Oct 122017

Chamber Calendar – please mark yours!


   17 – LEAD’s Meeting, 8:00 a.m.

Maplewood Senior Living

245 Indian River Road, Orange

   24 – BAH at The Milford Bank, 5-7 p.m., $15

1455 Boston Post Road

Milford, CT  06460

Octoberfest Beers, Bourbon & More, Appetisers by Bar 333,

“Lock In” vault photo booth by 24/7 Entertainment,

Discount tickets available to the first 15 who register!

  call today 203-795-3328 or e-mail director@orangectchamber.com 

 26 – First Selectman Debate, Town of Orange, 6:30 p.m. 

Grassy Hill Country Club, free and open to the public

email questions to director@orangectchamber.com


                9 – Thanksgiving BAH at Orange Ale House – 5-7 p.m.,

$15 per person, Bring co-workers and friends! You Must Register!

50% percent of the Proceeds to be donated to the Connecticut

Food Bank!

Fabulous Raffle Prizes to celebrate the season!

  15 –  Women’s Breakfast, Orange & West Haven Chambers,

“Yes! You Can Enjoy Networking! Rob Thomas,

8:00 a.m. at Raymour & Flanagan, Orange,

Catered by Eli’s, $5, Reservations Required!

  E-mail director@orangectchamber.com 

Orange Lions Club Announces Its Comedy Night Fundraiser

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Oct 102017

The Orange Lions Club is proud to bring back by popular demand Comedy Night! Come join us for an exciting night of great food, beverages, and fun.

This year the event will feature a variety of Comedians to entertain and amuse you. They will have you rolling with laughter.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 14, 2017, at St. Barbara Hall at 480 Racebrook Road, Orange. The event starts at 6:00 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the show starting at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $30.00 pp and VIP tickets are $35.00 Reserve a table for family and friends!!

There will be basket raffles, door prizes, a cash bar, beer and wine, coffee and dessert. Call 203-795-9651 for more information or to reserve a table!

You don’t want to miss this!!

Come To The Blessing Of The Animals

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Oct 082017

The Church of the Good Shepherd, 480 Racebrook Road will host its annual Blessing of the Animals at three different times on Sunday, October 8, 2017.

Join the paster and staff at the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services or at 1 p.m. outside in the parking lot in front of the church, with your animals leashed or in carriers.

This event is not limited to dogs and cats. Lizards, fish, hamsters, hedgehogs, and horses (or whatever you may have) are welcome – if properly contained or secured.

Stuffed animals and photographs of pets, living and deceased also will be blessed.

Girls Swimming: Amity Still Undefeated Following Monday’s Meet

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Sep 262017

The Lady Spartans Swimming and Diving team hosted the Branford Hornets in Orange on Monday, Sept. 25.

Amity retained its undefeated status with this 91-84 victory over Branford.

Amity’s Winning Events

Notes: Amity’s Kayleigh Foley and Amanda Hendrick each won two individual events, Vera Belfonti won an individual event and helped her team win the 200 yard Medley Relay.

200 yard Medley Relay: A- 2:58.58 Molly Cox, Chris Delda, Vera Belfonti, Emma Tirollo,

200-yard Freestyle: A- 2:04.03 Kayleigh Foley

50-yard Freestyle: A- 26.24 Amanda Hendrick

Diving: A- 188.30 Halle Syrop

100-yard Butterfly: A- 1:02.90 Vera Belfonti

100 Freestyle: A- 58.04 Amanda Hendrick

500-yard Freestyle: A- 5:41.06 Kayleigh Foley

Branford’s Winning Events

Notes: Branford’s Gabija Karosas won two individual events and helped her team win the 200-yard Freestyle contest.

200 Ind. Medley: B-2:22.67 Gabija Karosas

200-yard Freestyle Relay: B- 1:47.72 Melissa Juliano, Gabrielle Gillis, Gabija Karosas, Sally Nardella

100-yard Backstroke: B- 1:06.75 Gabija Karosas,

100-yard Breaststroke: B- 1:21.02 Ryan Bohan

400-yard Freestyle Relay: B- 4:06.92 Adrienne Dillon, Melissa Juliano, Sally Nardella

Amity Record: 5-0

Happy Rosh Hashanah! But, What Does That Mean?

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Sep 212017

Today you may have the day off from school or work but have no clue why except that it is a Jewish Holiday.

It is Rosh Hashanah, the first full day of the year 5778 — Happy New Year!

One popular observance during this holiday is eating apples dipped in honey, a symbol of the wish for a sweet new year.

Click that link above if you would like to learn more about the holiday.


Open House Sept. 17: 4 Bedroom Beauty With New “Everything”

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Sep 172017

Come visit this open house at 714 Ridge Road, Orange today (Sept. 17) between 11:30-2:30.

Click HERE for details and photos.

The Low Down


New Roof. New High-Efficiency Gas Heating System. It’s 2,335 sqft 4 Bedroom, 3 baths with new AC, Granite Kitchen with Stainless. Complete New septic system. City water. New 200 amp electrical service. 3 season sunroom.
A great flat lot. New On-Demand Gas Water Heater. New Garage Doors 09/17 Freshly finished Hardwood floors throughout.
Big full dry basement and Sun Room not counted in square footage. 2 car garage. 35-foot long great room
Great neighborhood and convenient location to Yale, I95, Rt 1, Rt 34, Rt 15, shopping and restaurants. It’s a must see! option for new windows.

Priced at $324,000.

Amity Dance Team Offers Unique Opportunity

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Sep 142017

If you’ve enjoyed and admired the routines of the Amity High School Dance Team over the years, you may be interested to know that the team is offering a unique opportunity to boys and girls in 4th to 8th grade.

For a small fee of $40, your child can practice with the Dance Team in the High School Gymnasium on Wednesday, Oct. 11 and Thursday, Oct. 12 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. which culminates into a half time performance during the Amity Football game on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.

Each participant will receive a special AHS performance T-shirt.

To get more information and to sign up, e-mail AmityDanceTeam@gmail.com.


Obituary: Louis L. Ceruzzi Jr., 63, Beloved Son of Lucille Ceruzzi

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Sep 082017

Louis L. Ceruzzi Jr., 63, founder, and president of Ceruzzi Properties, a successful real estate development company involved in a number of large-scale real estate projects in Manhattan, died from a coronary event Thursday, August 31, in New York City.

Mr. Ceruzzi was also a successful restaurateur, owning several restaurants in New York City, Nantucket, Boston, and Connecticut.

The son of Lucille and the late Louis L. Ceruzzi, Mr. Ceruzzi was a resident of Southport. He was born in New Haven and raised in Woodbridge.

He received a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law. He began his career as a tax attorney in New Haven, CT in the 1980s, and practiced law for several years before transitioning into real estate development.

Mr. Ceruzzi is survived by his wife, Terese, of Southport and Nantucket; a daughter, Gabrielle Ceruzzi Healey, and her husband Matthew of Southport; a son, James M. Ceruzzi of New York City; and grandchildren Jackson and Blake.

He is also survived by his mother, Lucille Ceruzzi of Orange; three siblings, Dr. William Ceruzzi of West Hartford, Judith Craig of Greenwich and John Ceruzzi of Southport; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 11, 2017, at 12 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1719 Post Road, Fairfield, CT. The mass will be preceded by a wake from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the church devotional chapel. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to families impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, through the American Red Cross.

For more information or to sign an online register, visit SpearMillerFuneralHome.com.

Get Ready To Audition For Acting Up! 2017

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Sep 052017

The Orange Players will host open auditions for its upcoming winter production of Acting Up! 2017 at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, on Wednesday, Sept. 6 and Thursday, Sept. 7 from 7 to 9:15 p.m.

“A Lot” of people are needed for Acting Up! 2017, an evening of 10 Minute unpublished One Acts by local playwrights.

Performance dates are Friday, Nov. 3 and Saturday, Nov. 4.

Auditions are open to anyone 16 years of age and older. The players are looking for a variety of ages and personalities to fill roles.

Performers will be asked to do cold readings from the scripts.

Rehearsal schedules are at the discretion of the directors.

Actors are required to attend Tech rehearsal the week of October 30 (10/30, 10/31, 11/1 & 11/2 from 7 – 11 p.m.).

For more information e-mail TheOrangePlayers@gmail.com

NOTE: The Playwrights and One Acts are: Elaine Alexander – “Car Talk”, Kay Bullard – “Bonnie and Clyde at the 7-11”, Peter Charney – “Math and the Moon”, Hal Corley – “Contemplata Aliis Tradere”, Susan Goodell – “Pie in the Sky”, Jayne Hannah – “Baking Soda”, Betsy MacGuire – “The Nightcap”, John Mehm – “Mirror On the Wall”, Steve Myerson – “The “L” Word”, and Dave Ortoleva – “A Play On Words”.

The Directors are Ann Baker, Patty Brotschul, Noah Golden, Jeanette Harris, Patrique Alton Hurd, Pat Miller, Jess Rodi, Gina Tracy, and Phil Tremblay.