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Get Ready To Audition For Acting Up! 2017

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Aug 222017
 

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.

Acting Up! 2017 is an evening of 10 Minute unpublished One Acts by local playwrights.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, Patt Brotschul, Noah Golden, Jeanette Harris, Patrique Alton Hurd, Pat Miller, Jess Rodi, Gina Tracy, and Phil Tremblay.

Solar Eclipse This Afternoon, Do You Have Your Protective Glasses?

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Aug 212017
 

The once in your lifetime total solar eclipse takes place today, but in CT we won’t be able to experience the 100% coverage that some other Americans will be treated to.

You may watch the eclipse live ONLY if you have approved protective glasses if not, don’t take a chance at losing your eyesight.

There will be plenty of photos and videos on NASA websites and elsewhere, so you can still say you were there when it happened.

Here’s your CT timeline.

1:25 p.m. — eclipse begins

2:45 p.m. — 2/3 of sun will be covered by the moon

4:30 p.m. — it will be over

Go to our Facebook page and share your Eclipse experiences later on.

Fundraiser: Meet and Greet Brunch With Margaret Novicki

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Aug 182017
 

Candidate Margaret Novicki

Karen deFur-Maxwell and Jody Dietch will host a Sunday Brunch Meet and Greet Fundraiser for Margaret Novicki, Democratic candidate for the first selectman at 11 a.m. on Sept. 10.

The event will take place at 595 Harborview Road, Orange.

There is a $50 suggested donation.

RSVP to Jody Dietch by Sept. 3 at jldorange@yahoo.com or call 203-314-9975.

If you cannot attend, donations to Margaret Novicki’s campaign may be made out to “Novicki for Orange” and sent to Novicki for Orange, c/o Susan Fernandes, 847 Brookside Dr, Orange, CT 06477.

Do You Recognize These Young Men?

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Aug 132017
 

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.

Upcoming Orange Chamber Events

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Aug 102017
 

The Orange Chamber of Commerce released this calendar of events for the coming weeks and months.

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

 

UPDATED: What You Need To Know About The 2017 Independence Day Concert/Fireworks

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Jul 012017
 

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.

More Information:

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

Where There Is A Need, There Is A Lion

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Jul 012017
 

The Lions Club of Orange dedicated its latest gift to the town of Orange, a three-tiered water fountain at the Orange Fairgrounds, on Saturday, July 1.

The fountain was the idea of Lion Ken Lenz, who spoke at the dedication, first about the history of the Lions Club International, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and then addressing the local Lions contributions to the community.

Selectman Mitch Goldblatt also addressed the Lions in attendance, thanking them for their donation to the town.

Although it was well publicized, only two non-Lions attended the dedication, which is a shame. But people utilizing the walking track did receive Lions Club water bottles that they could fill from the fountain for many years to come.

Enjoy this fountain, everyone. Think about the Lions Club when you fill your water bottles during the Independence Day Concert and Fireworks, or “water” your dog during a walk.

The Lions is one club that really does a lot for the community, don’t forget to say “Thank You” when you see one of them around town.

Here’s A Thing Or Two You May Not Know

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Jun 242017
 

Ever since the town of Orange began actively recycling, pizza boxes have been a HUGE no no.

So, is it okay to put a pizza box in your recycling bin?

Well, if you are still stuffing them into your trash, STOP!

According to revised Connecticut recycling rules it IS now okay to recycle pizza boxes as long as they don’t have any cheese or grease on them. Are you surprised? You’re not alone.

The Orange Recycling Committee shared this information during the Orange Business and Community Expo earlier this month.

Since we published this story Mitch Goldblatt informed the state that the wrong information was posted on their site. The Pizza Box rule is that grease is ok, but cheese and crust in the box are not acceptable. 

Here’s a quick question. Can you place shredded paper in your recycling bin? It’s paper, and paper is recyclable, right?

Well, no, you can’t. The same goes for paper cups.

Do you want to know more? Visit the Connecticut recycling website for all the answers you seek.

Educate yourself and your children on how recycling works and you can help save the world a little bit at a time every day. And residents, recycling helps keep your property taxes down.

Hear What Margaret Novicki Has To Say About Running For First Selectman

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Jun 212017
 

On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, the Orange Democratic Town Committee announced Margaret Novicki as its nominee for the candidate for the first selectman’s seat in the upcoming election.

In this VIDEO, Novicki shares her background as an Orange resident, her career with the United Nations and why she hopes to become the first selectwoman of the town of Orange.

Although the production quality of the video is nothing to brag about, you can hear Margaret share her background and views, in her own words. Click HERE to hear what the Democratic challenger for the first selectman has to say.

 

Check Out Camp Argo — A New Option For This Summer — Open House Tonight

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Jun 202017
 

With summer on our doorstep and parents scrambling to figure out exactly what to do with the kids, here’s some information about a new camp program in town.

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.