A resident shot this photo as she passed the scene.
Due to the weather, Thursday Morning Minyan at Congregation Or Shalom, Old Grassy Hill Road, is canceled.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7:00 p.m. Worship in the Sanctuary
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, visit our website at www.thegoodshepherdorangect.org, and of course, check our Facebook page www.facebook.com/cgsorangect for frequent postings.
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!
First, from Kevin Arnone, our friend and trusted meteorologist from exactweathernow
As one Nor’easter departs, another approaches from the west. Who turned Winter back on? The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the entire state of Connecticut which will likely be updated to a Winter Storm Warning over the next 24 hours.
Our weather computer models are in good agreement with another storm to move in as early as Wednesday morning and last into Thursday morning. However, this one will be a little different than the last. The wind will not be as strong, coastal flooding will not be as big as an issue and heavy rain won’t be an issue. That all sounds great of course but there’s more cold air to tap into, which means more snow.
I’m expecting 25-35+ MPH gusts during the peak of the storm (Wednesday late afternoon into the evening) and tides to run a little higher than normal but nothing like what we just saw.
Flakes will start to fly as early as Wednesday morning, the heaviest of the snow falls during the late afternoon into the evening. Snowfall rates over an inch an hour are possible, especially in Northern CT. Snow tapers off before sunrise on Thursday.
An early call for snowfall totals is 4 to 8 inches statewide with a little less in SE CT and along the shoreline too because of mixing with rain. Early dismissals from school are likely Wednesday with cancellations Thursday.
And here’s some additional information from the National Weather Service
Heaviest snow expected Wednesday afternoon into early Thursday morning. The Wednesday evening rush hour is expected to be significantly impacted where precipitation is falling as heavy snow.
Travel could be very difficult where precipitation remains heavy snow with the potential for 2 to 3 inch per hour snowfall rates. Significant reductions in visibility are possible.
This will be a wet snow, especially just northwest of the rain/snow line which may result in downed trees and scattered power outages.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
What the company does not specify is WHERE the power is out and WHY.
If you are without power, go to our Facebook Page, report your situation, how long you’ve been powerless and include the reason, if you know.
What areas of town have trees/tree limbs down, damaged power lines, etc.
Thanks so much, and good luck!
Later in the day, she reported that the Power was back on.
This was the ONLY person to report an outage.
Mixed precipitation is expected. Total snow accumulation of 1-3 inches with localized amounts up to 5 inches and on top of that, about 1/10 inch of ice are expected.
The ice will result in difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute. Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times.
Pay attention to the news, the early morning weather will most likely impact school schedules.