A resident posted a few surveillance video shots of two young men who recently caused some damage to his property in Orange.
If you recognize them, call the Orange Police at 203-891-2130 to give a tip.
August 22 – LEAD’s Meeting, 8 a.m. at Maplewood Senior Living, 245 Indian River Road, Orange
September 12 – BAH (Business After Hours) from 5-7 p.m., $15 at State Farm and Floman DePaola, 380 Boston Post Road, Orange
14 – LEAD’s Meeting, 8 am Breakfast Special Program, Maplewood, 245 Indian River Road, Orange
26 – BAH at Orange Rehabilitation & Healthcare, 5-7 p.m., $15, 225 Boston Post Road, Orange
October 17 – LEAD’s Meeting, 8 a.m. at Maplewood Senior Living, 245 Indian River Road, Orange
24 – BAH at The Milford Bank, 5-7 P.M., $15, at 1455 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT 06460
For this year’s Independence Day Concert, the Orange Town News, which is once again producing the event, is presenting “Strange Magic – The ELO Experience” to perform prior to the town’s Annual Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular. Strange Magic is a tribute to the Electric Light Orchestra which features cellos and intricate vocal arrangements. The group performs note-perfect renditions of all the ELO classics. Concert-goers can expect to hear all their favorites such as “Living Thing,” “Evil Woman,” “Don’t Bring Me Down,” “Ma Ma Belle,” “Strange Magic,” “Telephone Line,”“Can’t Get it Out of My Head,” “Sweet Talkin’ Woman,” “Turn to Stone,” and “Shine a Little Love.” The nine members of “Strange Magic,” who are making their CT debut, hail from Toronto, Canada. The band will feature internationally renowned lead vocalist Phil Naro.
In addition, “Strange Magic” has been chosen to appear on national television on “THE WORLD’S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS” show on AXS TV! They will be appearing live in concert from the legendary “Whisky a Go Go” in Hollywood California (two days before ELO is inducted into the Rock N ‘Roll Hall of Fame).
The Independence Day Concert will take place on Sunday, July 2 (rain date Monday, July 3rd) at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange.
The festivities will begin promptly at 6:30 pm with welcoming comments from Orange First Selectman Jim Zeoli. The concert will be followed promptly at 9:30 pm by the Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular with Patriotic Music.
Orange Town News publisher and event producer Rocky Salperto said, “We are looking forward to another premiere event for area residents to enjoy. We are excited about producing this show for the sixth consecutive year. We hope everyone continues to enjoy this great community event. Many thanks go out to our sponsors, our first selectman and town officials for their continued support.”
Food vendors and novelty items will be available for purchase at the fairgrounds beginning at 6:00 p.m. WPLR Radio also will be on location with a celebrity guest. Come early and get a good seat. Admission is free.
The weather is forecast to be perfect, and Orange is the Only local fireworks show on Sunday, so record crowds are expected again this year.
Town residents are encouraged to arrive early. A reminder that NO open flames, propane containers, individual fireworks or sparklers are permitted.
Food vendors will be in place as early as 5:30 pm.
Vendors include: Chip’s Pancake Truck; Reno’s Pizza Truck; Shoreline Prime Meats & Deli Truck; Spuds Your Way; Cappetta’s Italian Imports; Lemonade Grenade; Szabo’s Seafood; Rita’s Italian Ice; JP Kettle Corn; Action Enterprises
While on the fairgrounds, be aware of safety zones (marked in white) and follow the guidance of Orange CERT members. Show courtesy to you fellow residents & make use of clearly marked trash & recycling containers. Parents, please watch your children.
Please enter and leave the fairgrounds with caution and observe directional signs and Police instructions at all times.
— Press Release
Camp Argo, which originated in California, will take place at Orange’s own Camp Cedarcrest grounds on Mapleview Road this summer.
Camp Director Jason Nevis, an Orange resident, welcomes everyone to an Open House at the campground on Tuesday, June 20 from 5-7 p.m. Learn more about the camp, meet some staff, take a tour and ask any questions. There will be a free raffle and activities for the kids too. More information can be found on the Camp Argo website www.campargo.com or call 203-799-ARGO.
Make sure to Like them on Facebook @campargo and Instagram @campargo1
New this summer, Camp Argo has added an Autism Inclusion Program component to provide those families that have children on the Autism Spectrum a place to send ALL of their children with or without autism to the same camp!
If you feel generous, the camp could use help funding this new endeavor. So if you know someone that has a HUGE heart and can donate to its YouCaring fundraising page https://www.youcaring.com/autisminclusionprogramatcampargo-834673 then this summer will be an extraordinary one for all the campers!
Interested in getting more information before the open house? Nevis will have a booth at the Orange Strawberry Festival, so stop on by and say hello.
This is the tenth summer that they’ve run the Amity Theater Arts Camp, and this year, they’re celebrating the big tenth anniversary with “The Most Magical Show On Earth.”
The program features daily classes in singing, dancing and acting along with other activities.
Camp runs from July 5 – July 28 from 8 a.m. to noon. Click HERE for Registration information.
Don’t forget, there also is an Instrumental Music Camp at Amity.
This fun camp, for students ages 8 and up, is designed to teach students instrumental performance skills on the instrument of their choice, as well as build performance experience; build on their creative spirit and sense of accomplishment and, most of all, Have Fun!! All skill levels are welcome.
Camp Includes: Daily Group and Individual Classes, Sheet Music and Instruction Book, Studio Recording Sessions, Camp T-Shirt, Fun Camp Activities including Movie Day, Pirate Day and more, and Performance on stage at the end of the month. There is a $50 sibling discount if more than one student from the same family registers for camp.
Click HERE to register.
Instruments are available for rent, at an additional fee, through Bethel Music Center. See below for rental fees. (The renter is solely responsible for the instrument, as Amity Region 5 can assume no responsibility for rented instruments). The rental period is for 3 months, as time is needed to clean and prepare the instruments after they are used. Contact Bethel Music Center at (800)-276-7974 or visit their website: http://www.bmcmusicsource.com/index.php.
Music Camp is directed by award-winning Amity teacher and conductor Phil Dolan.
Both camps will take place at Amity High School, 25 Newton Road, Woodbridge, CT
She skillfully fits plenty of fond memories into her 9 minutes in the spotlight.
Here is a VIDEO of Elizabeth’s speech.
The annual Tip-A-Cop fundraising event will take place at Chip’s Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road on Friday, June 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Orange police officers will serve your meal and work hard to collect a great tip.
All tips collected and money donated during this event will go directly to Special Olympics Connecticut to support the athletes and raise awareness about individuals with intellectual disabilities.
The Amity High School Graduation was delightful. It was not too hot with a steady breeze. There were good class speakers, especially the extremely funny piece by Eric, the self-proclaimed most unqualified speaker. (Give me a couple of days to post the videos).
This year, there were fewer beach balls than ever before and I didn’t see one soap bubble rising from the grad seats.
Yet, there was some entertainment when the diplomas were handed out. As he approached the dignitaries from the right side of the field, one student did a perfect flip, received his diploma, then before the official photographer could take his picture, he flipped again and wowed the crowd.
A few minutes later a second classmate also showed his gymnastic skills after receiving his diploma.
From Baseball, Volleyball, Tennis, Theater, Science and more, the Class of 2017 is a very talented bunch.
We took more than 6,000 photos at graduation and it will take some time to edit all of them. They most likely will be available on Shutterfly or a similar service.
Orange Post 127 defeated Stratford 3-2 on Tuesday thanks to a walk-off single. The game was tied at two with Orange Post 127 batting in the bottom of the seventh when Adam Hurwitz singled off of Stratford’s pitcher, driving in one run.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Mike Ficaro struck out two, while Stratford’s pitcher sat down five.
|Tyler Appel (#10)|
|Chase Burzynski (#25)|
|Zach Cole (#21)|
|Mike Ficaro (#13)|
|Teddy Hague (#7)|
|Adam Hurwitz (#15)|
|Jack Nolan (#20)|
|Quentin Pitter (#23)|
|Jared Smith (#6)|
|Al Smith (#32)|