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.

Confidential Bereavement Group in Orange

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Sep 012017

Are you dreading the holidays? Are you feeling alone in your loss? You may want to consider joining Constellation Hospice’s general bereavement group, offered to adults who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Whether the loss is recent or long ago, grief knows no time frame.

Join us as we gather together Tuesday evenings for eight consecutive weeks, to learn from one another in a safe, confidential environment in Orange.

The group is facilitated by a hospice bereavement counselor and a social worker. It is free of charge, but preregistration is required by calling Jan at 203.497.3872.

For more information, contact Jan Cowles at 203.497-3872


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