Nearby DMV Express Offers Limited, But Convenient Services

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May 252018

The Orange Chamber of Commerce released the following information that may be useful to town residents. 

The West Haven Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the city of West Haven and the CT DMV is operating the new DMV Express at the West Haven City Hall, 355 Main St, West Haven, on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

It’s a quick and easy place to renew your CT license or ID, replace a lost CT license or ID, make an address change or name change, and to get a verified license for domestic travel.

The new office offers easy access and ample parking

The phone number is 203-933-1500. 

E-mail westhavenchamber.com/DMV

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group Meets In Orange

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May 142018

Maplewood Senior Living, 245 Indian River Road, Orange will host an Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group on Thursday, May 17, from 6:15-8 p.m.

Join us for an ongoing monthly support group led by Maria Tomasetti from the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Share experiences, learn strategies, gather information, guidance and support.
For more details or to RSVP, contact Liz Castille-Gannon at 203-795-3117 or e-mail lcastiline@maplewoodsl.com

Minerals, Gems, and Fossils, Oh My!

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Apr 082018

The New Haven Mineral Club presents its 45th Annual Show at Amity Middle School, 100 Ohman Ave., Orange, on Sunday, April 8.

The show is a gem collector’s favorite and only comes around once each year. Dozens of vendors and dealers will have a wide variety of minerals, gems, crystals, metaphysical stones, fossils, and jewelry for sale and to admire. The event includes exhibits, demonstrations, door prizes, kids activities, and refreshments.

The Show is open on Sunday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Parking is free. Admission is $6, Children under 12 admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

For more information, go to NewHavenMineralClub.org.

This is a wonderful place to start buying crystals and minerals for a child’s collection or to find something special for yourself.


Car Fire on Great Oak

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Apr 062018

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a car fire on Great Oak Road around 3:30 p.m. this afternoon.

A resident shot this photo as she passed the scene.

No Morning Minyan Due To Weather

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Mar 212018

Congregation Or Shalom

Due to the weather, Thursday Morning Minyan at Congregation Or Shalom, Old Grassy Hill Road, is canceled.

(Wednesday) Get Up, Go To School! — You’re Going Home Early, Though

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Mar 212018

Amity will have an early dismissal today (11:45 a.m.) and Orange schools also will have early dismissal.

Mary L Tracy will dismiss at 12:40 p.m., Peck Place, Race Brook and Turkey Hill will dismiss at 1 p.m.

There will be no 21st Century session this afternoon.

Enjoy the fourth consecutive Nor’ Easter of the month of March, hopefully, this is the end of it.

Get some homework done, Theater Kids practice your lines, everyone else, help your parents by getting out there and shoveling before they get home from work.



Opinions About Gun Violence? Let Your Voice Be Heard On Friday

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Mar 202018

Connecticut Against Gun Violence will host a public hearing for H.B. 5540, to regulate ghost guns, and H.B. 5542, to ban bump stocks on Friday, March 23, 10-11 a.m. at the Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave., Hartford.

Let’s show legislators the strength and passion of the gun sense movement in the aftermath of Parkland.

What, some may ask, is a bump stock? It’s the device the Las Vegas shooter used to convert his assault weapon into a machine gun, killing and injuring more than 500. It can shoot 100 rounds a minute.

There are three ways you can participate:
1. Attend in person as an observer
2. Submit written testimony (with/without attending)
3. Testify in person at the hearing

Please click bit.ly/2Dva4c6 to download our Public Hearing and Testimony Guide. It gives you everything you need to know about attending the hearing and submitting written or in-person testimony.

Schedule Of Events For 2018 Holy Week and Resurrection at Orange Congregational Church

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Mar 202018

Aerial view of the Orange Congregational Church 

Here is the 2018 Holy Week and Resurrection schedule of events at Orange Congregational Church, 205 Meeting House Lane (at the corner of Orange Center Road) in Orange.

Palm Sunday   
March 25
9:45 a.m.  Palm Processional:
Meet us in the back parking lot to receive your palm and process with bagpiper into the Sanctuary.
If you wish not to process, please go directly into the Sanctuary.

10:00 a.m.  Worship in the Sanctuary
11:30 a.m.  Prayer Walk offered by the Confirmation Class:

This will be a lunch theater style dramatization of the last days of Jesus’ life.  For a $5 per person suggested donation, we will offer Middle Eastern fare.  Sign up with the church office at 203-795-9749.

Maundy Thursday   
March 29
Service of Tenebrae at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Lights will be extinguished as we hear the passion of Christ in his final hours.
Communion by intinction will be offered.

Good Friday   
March 30
7:00 p.m.  Worship in the Sanctuary

Easter Sunday   
April 1st 
6:30 a.m.  Sunrise Service at Hannah’s Hill outside near the church
A service offered by our Youth to celebrate the risen Christ.
After worship, we will meet at Chip’s Restaurant in Orange for breakfast.

9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.  Worship in the Sanctuary

Music from our Junior Choir, Bell Choir and Senior Choirs

Good Shepherd’s 2018 Holy Week And Easter Services

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Mar 202018

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Road, Orange, released its schedule of events for Holy Week and Easter Sunday Worship 2018

The Church of the Good Shepherd invites you to attend any of our upcoming services and events during Holy Week and on Easter Sunday.

All are welcome.

Sunday, March 25
Palm Sunday services at 8 am and 10 am with Blessing of the Palms and Reading of the Passion

Thursday, March 29
Maundy Thursday service begins at 6:30 pm with fellowship and refreshments at 6:30, and service at 7 pm
Thursday, March 29- Friday, March 30
Vigil Altar of Repose Thursday 8:30 pm-10 pm, and Friday 8 am-3 pm
Sanctuary open for prayer and anointing for healing

Friday, March 30
Good Friday Hour of Prayer at 12 pm
Outdoor Stations of the Cross at 3 pm, rain or shine
Holy Eucharist from the reserve at 7 pm

Sunday, April 1
Easter Sunday services at 8 am and 10 am
Easter Egg Hunt following the 10 am service

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd is located on 680 Racebrook Road, Orange. Sunday service times include Rite II Holy Eucharist without music at 8 a.m. and Rite II Holy Eucharist with music at 10 a.m. For more information about The Church of the
Good Shepherd’s many other programs please call the Parish Office @ (203) 795-6577, e-mail us at thegoodspheherd@optonline.net, visit our website at www.thegoodshepherdorangect.org, and of course, check our Facebook page www.facebook.com/cgsorangect for frequent postings.

Lions Most Important Fundraiser On March 16

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Mar 112018

The Orange Lions Club needs your support, so they can continue their programs for blindness, aid, prevention and eye research along with community projects and donations.

Their annual Wine Tasting is on Friday, March 16, 2018, at the St. Barbara’s Church Hall on Racebrook Road. in Orange, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The event is facilitated by Wine and Liquor Outlet of Orange (528 Boston Post Rd.) and will feature tastings of wines, craft beers, and whiskeys.

You also will enjoy a cheese smorgasbord sponsored by Trader Joe’s of Orange, delicious stuffed bread, and more from Eli’s of Orange, and an Irish themed dessert table.

The night includes entertainment by Orange resident musician, Craig Calistro, many raffle baskets, and a fabulous silent auction! 

This year’s featured silent auction item is a Tesla Kiddie Car complete with all the bells and whistles and several items from NCIS, specially donated to the Orange Lions Club which includes one of Mark Harmon’s scripts from the show, autographed by the cast!

Tickets are $35 per person and are available from any Orange Lions Club member at the Wine & Liquor Outlet, or by calling co-chairs Betty Hadlock at 203-795-0134 or Marianne Miller at 203-795-3906.

Thank to our corporate sponsors, Wine and Liquor Outlet, Eli’s, and Trader Joe’s and the business and friend sponsors as follows: Annunziata & Co Accounting of Orange, Bruce Spiewak (AIA Consulting Architect), Cellini Design Jewelers, Coldwell Banker of Orange, Eve Overchuk, Knights Inc., Marian and Bob Drobish, Mild to Wild Automotive, and Wayne Hugendubel of Coldwell Banker. If anyone would still like to donate a “business sponsorship” of $100 or $50 for a “friend,” please call 203-795-3906.

Call today and join us for a wonderful and fun evening as you support the many projects of the Orange Lions Club, a 501c3 organization!