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Orange Chamber Elects New Board Members

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Jul 262017

The Orange Chamber of Commerce announced the election of new Board members and the officers for the 2017-2018 term. Starting in September, the officers are: president, Richard Zorena, UBS/ Eng Zorena Wealth Consulting, vice president, Silveras Sboui, Manager, Peoples United Bank Orange, treasurer, Isabel LaRue, Manager, TD Bank Milford,  secretary, Maria Sandillo, Apicella Adjusters Orange and immediate past president, Katerina Miller, Lead Analyst-Power Procurement, UIL Holdings Corp.

Newly elected to serve on the Board are Brian Clarke, Connecticut Capital Management Group Milford, Janet Harrison, Manager, The Milford Bank, Orange/Milford, Leslie Marsh, Cruise Planners, Pamela Perrelli, Sales Manager, Courtyard Marriott Orange.

Returning members-at-large include Cathy Bradley, Prindle Hill Construction, Lou DeSimone, Cellini Jewelers, The Orange sTimes, Vincent Marino, Cohen & Wolf Attorneys at Law, Nick Mastrangelo, Coldwell Banker, Michael Paolini, Michael Paolini CPA, Rick Roberts, Freeman, Freeman Roberts, Annemarie Sliby, Orange Economic Development, and Sue Vigorito, Stoney Creek Urgent Care.

The Orange Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to provide programs and activities for the education, interaction, growth, and support of the business community in the Greater Orange area. The Chamber has established goals to increase membership through recruitment and retention activities, to provide business-focused program, and to increase awareness and support of the Chamber’s efforts to increase area business.

Meatball Challenge Fundraiser To Benefit Local Charity on March 14

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Mar 132015

1513779_10203893109429248_1010114093005472524_nOn Saturday, March 14 at 7 p.m., Jim Hassenmayer and Angela McNabola will host a Meatball Cook Off and Wine Tasting at the Orange Ale House, 617 Boston Post Road.

The event is a fundraiser to benefit the local charity  SOaRINg  (Saving Orange Residents In Need).

The evening promises to be a lot of fun: Local favorite Jimmy Pino Jr. and friends will provide music and Pino will be the master of ceremonies.

Gallo Wines/Connecticut Distributors will sponsor the wine tasting portion of the event.

There will be raffle prizes, silent auction items and the Meatball Challenge.

Everyone who makes the “best” meatballs around will compete for the audience vote and coveted title of Top Meatball Maker.

Admission is $20 per person and includes meatball, ziti, salad and bread — and the right to vote for the winner.

If you are one of those amazing meatball makers, or would like to contribute something to the raffle or silent auction, contact Angela at meatballcompetition2015@gmail.com

About the Charity

The ultimate goal of SOaRINg is to reach out and help any Orange resident that is justifiably in need.

One hundred percent of the proceeds collected by SOaRINg will be distributed to residents in need directly to residents through the Board of Directors. For more information about SOaRINg, to become involved or to make a donation, contact Debra Marino at savingorangeresidentsinneed@yahoo.com or at 203-298-0611.

Anyone interested in making a donation should send a check payable to Saving Orange Residents in Need and mail it to 657 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT 06477.

Originally Published on: Mar 4, 2015 @ 21:45

VIDEO: Community Ice Bucket Challenge At The Orange Country Fair

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Sep 222014

Park & Rec's Chris Small takes one or the team.

Park & Rec’s Chris Small takes one or the team.

In case you missed the Community Ice Bucket Challenge at the Orange Country Fair on Saturday, here is a VIDEO of (most of) the event that Mike Muttit videotaped for Orange Live while I took photos.

One by one, starting with Orange Volunteer Firefighters Cristin and Logan, people stepped up to have a bucket of ice water dumped on his or her head in front of the gazebo.

While this was going on, two young ladies walked around and collected money to be donated to Orange resident Mike Mizzone, the father of several children, who recently was diagnosed with ALS.

NOTE: Vin Marino, who spearheaded the fundraising effort said $1,278.92 was raised at the fair.  So Far, he’s taken in $4,100 in the past week since he began raising money, and an additional $1,500 has been pledged for the cause. 

“Thank you to everyone that participated,” Marino said. “If you would still like to send a donation, checks in any amount should be made payable to SOARING and mailed to 657 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT 06477.”

Cristen Lohrenz was the first to get the Ice water.

Cristen Lohrenz was the first to get the Ice water.

Vin Marino Reappointed to Water Authority

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Aug 082012

Here is a press release regarding Town Attorney Vin Marino.

Vincent M. Marino, attorney at Cohen and Wolf, P.C. has been reappointed to a second term by Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy as the Governor’s Representative to the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority.

Marino will serve a three-year term on the Representative Policy Board that is charged with making appointments, setting rates and approving sale of lands and bonds.

Vincent Marino

Marino is a principal in Cohen and Wolf’s Municipal, Litigation and Bankruptcy Groups, working in both the Bridgeport and Orange offices where focuses on commercial litigation, construction, municipal law and bankruptcy. He is a resident of Orange, where he also serves as town attorney.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to continue serving the customers of the Water Authority. I look forward to working with the Water Authority and supporting landowners while providing good stewardship of our natural resources,” Marino said.

The South Central Regional Water Authority is a non-profit public corporation which supplies 55 million gallons of water a day on average to a population of almost 400,000 persons in 15 towns in the greater New Haven region. Its stated mission is to provide its customers with a reliable supply of high-quality water.

In addition to providing water, the Authority offers hands-on water science programs to some 16,000 students annually at the Whitney Water Center in Hamden. The South Central Regional Water Authority owns more than 26,000 acres of land and provides a wide array of recreational opportunities and water-related services to the community.

Marino received his B.A. in 1993 from the State University of New York at Binghamton and his J.D. in 1996 from Quinnipiac University School of Law.