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OPA! St. Barbara’s Plans Odyssey Express Takeout Event

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May 082021
 

Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church announced that it will present “ODYSSEY EXPRESS,” at 480 Racebrook Road, Orange on Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and May 16.

This two-day food takeout event will feature a selection of popular “Odyssey Festival”
Greek cuisine. All food MUST be PRE-ORDERED, online at www.odysseyexpress.org or by telephone at 203-795-1347. Pickup is drive-through curbside and takeout only. The hours are set for Sat. 12 to 7 p.m., and Sun. 12 to 6 p.m.

Please note this event will not replace Saint Barbara’s Labor Day Weekend festivities this year. If health conditions prevent us from holding our 4-day, full-scale Odyssey Greek Festival, we will hold ANOTHER “ODYSSEY EXPRESS”, on September 4 and 5. (Stay tuned for our plans for Labor Day Weekend!)

For additional information contact Stephanie Theodos Hubbard by return email or by phone at 203-795-1347 (church office).

 

 

Get Uncorked With The Orange Lions

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Apr 192021
 

The Orange Lions Club will host its biggest and most popular fundraiser “Get Uncorked!” A Wine Tasting Event on Friday, June 18, 2021. 

Sadly, COVID-19 forced the cancelation of last year’s wine tasting and the hope is that, with the continued vaccinations and falling infection numbers, by June it will be safe to congregate and join friends and neighbors in raising money for the Lions Charities.

The Wine Tasting will be facilitated by Ye Old Liquor Shoppe, 174 Main Street, West Haven. You will be able to sample fine wines, beers, and spirits.

Once again, the event will take place at St. Barbara’s Greek Church Hall, 480 Racebrook Road, Orange from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Enjoy Hors d’oeuvres, Desserts and Raffles

Tickets are $35 per person, and all proceeds go to the Lions Charities, including, Scholarships and Community Grants.                                         

To get your tickets, call 203-795-3906 or 203-645-8209. 

The Coronavirus hurt everyone globally and locally. Help the Lions build up their bank account again. Get your tickets now!

                                          

Orange Country Fair Committee Sponsors Food Drive on Saturday

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Apr 052021
 

The Orange Country Fair Committee is sponsoring a Food Drive on Saturday, April 10 from 9 am-12 pm under the food pavilion at the fairgrounds. The drive will benefit the town’s Community Services Food Bank and Food2Kids programs.
The Orange Country Fair Committee wants to give back to the community and show its appreciation for the love and support over the past year.
They are starting the planning process and fully intend to have a fair in the fall. While it may not look exactly like fairs in the past, they hope to bring you some fun and still keep everyone safe.
If you are coming to the paper shredding/mattress recycling event, just swing around to the right to the pavilion to drop off your food items. The weather is supposed to be clear, so it will be a great day in Orange!

What is needed?

Donated food/gift cards/cash will go to the Community Services Food Bank as well as to the Food2Kids programs here in Orange.-Items for the F2K program include single-serve packaged food (e.g. juice boxes, cereal cups, microwavable mac and cheese cups, etc.).

Food Bank needs include canned vegetables, pasta, pasta sauce, cereal, paper towels, etc., etc.

Both of these programs were heavily used over the last year and need replenishment.

Gather up those food items, gift cards, and donations and bring them to the Fair Grounds on April 10.

Keep The Arts Blooming — And The Winners Are:

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Apr 022021
 

It is with great pleasure that we announce the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation raised around $30,000 for its charitable giving programs with its Keep The Art Blooming Raffle.

For many years, the JHAF has supported the Arts for students in Amity and surrounding communities in a myriad of ways — sponsoring plays, visiting authors and artists, etc. Those who are aware of their good work, realize how important it is to support the foundation whenever possible, so when the opportunity to buy tickets for a big 10-prize raffle arose, people stepped up.

The drawing took place on Thursday evening, April 1 at 7 p.m.

Here is a list of winning Entries:

1st Prize: $2,000 gift card, Diane Dalle Ave, # W1421

2nd Prize: $1,000 gift card, Bowley Moore Appraisal Centre, #W1591

3rd Prize: $500 gift card, Trish Pearson, #W441

4th Prize: $500 gift card, Elisabeth Labriola, #W1171

5th Prize: $200 gift card, Marianne Miller, #W1403

6th Prize: $200 gift card, CarolAline Flaumenhaft, #W1370

7th Prize: $200 gift card, Laurel Brown, #W494

8th Prize: $200 gift card, Erin Neblett, #W817

9th Prize: $100 gift card, Evelyn Boyd (Carly’s aunt), #W312

10th Prize: $100 gift card, Lori Berisford, #W31

 

Congratulations to all of the winners and a heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated.

 

One More Day To Get Tickets: It’s A Win-Win for JHAF and YOU

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Mar 312021
 

The pandemic cannot stop the arts … the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation is working to KEEP THE ARTS BLOOMING with a virtual raffle campaign. 100% of the proceeds will be dedicated to local educational programs, scholarships, and community projects particularly focused on artistic recovery, rebuilding, and renewal after the devastating effects of the pandemic

Give big, win big. The raffle prizes are valued at $2,000, $1,000, $500, $200, and $100 in the form of Visa or Amazon gift cards (winner’s choice!). Tickets are $20 each, buy as many as you can, and you can purchase online on the foundation’s website until noon on Thursday, April 1. www.jamiehulleyartsfund.org 

The Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation provides life-changing educational
opportunities in the arts to hundreds of youth and adults each year. Through its
scholarship and educational programs, the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation provides
unique enrichment opportunities to Amity schools as well as schools in the
greater New Haven, Bridgeport, and Valley areas.

The Foundation also provides financial support for area youth, middle school through college, to develop their talents in the visual and performing arts.

Currently, the Foundation is hyper-focused on supporting young artists through the pandemic. They have granted scholarships to middle and high school-age youth
whose families were financially hurt by the pandemic, making it possible for them
to continue their training in the arts. The Foundation also provided special project
support to unemployed early career visual and performing artists.

About the Raffle — What You Can Win

Each year, the foundation raised the majority of its funds through a Gala event that always took place in the fall. The Coronavirus hit and forced the cancellation of last year’s fundraiser, which adversely affected the foundation and its ability to provide as much for all of the programs it normally would.

Your Support is needed now more than ever. You can help by purchasing raffle tickets today to help keep the arts blooming.

All Prizes are “Winners Choice”

Choose between an Amazon or Visa Gift Card

Tickets: $20 ea. Each ticket =10 Chances to Win.

Buy more to increase your chance of winning and to keep these vital programs funded.

1st Prize
$2,000 VISA or $2,000 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by Kari Holley, Judy Primavera, Fred Hulley & the foundation’s Board of Directors

2nd Prize
$1,000 VISA or $1,000 AMAZON gift card
This prize is sponsored by the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation

3rd Prize
$500 VISA or $500 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by the students at Broadway Method Academy, Fairfield, CT

4th Prize
$500 VISA or $500 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by Dr. Andrew Martinez & Jessica Baquero

5th Prize
$200 VISA or $200 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by Glam Spa, Orange, CT

6th Prize
$200 VISA or $200 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by The Palluzzi family

7th Prize
$200 VISA or $200 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by The Zamkov Family

8th Prize
$200 VISA or $200 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by Amity Middle School Orange PTSO and the Bethany Community School PTO

9th Prize
$100 VISA or $100 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by Connor Deane

10th Prize
$100 VISA or $100 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by The Kilian family

Click Here to Purchase Tickets!

The drawing will take place on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 7 p.m. at Foundation Headquarters in Orange, CT, and broadcast live on the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/jamieahulleyartsfoundation

Winners will be notified by email and by phone.

Just Four Days Left To Get Your Tickets To Keep The Arts Blooming

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Mar 292021
 

The pandemic cannot stop the arts … the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation is working to KEEP THE ARTS BLOOMING with a virtual raffle campaign. 100% of the proceeds will be dedicated to local educational programs, scholarships, and community projects particularly focused on artistic recovery, rebuilding, and
renewal after the devastating effects of the pandemic

Give big, win big. The raffle prizes are valued at $2,000, $1,000, $500, $200, and $100 in the form of Visa or Amazon gift cards (winner’s choice!). Tickets are $20 each, buy as many as you can, and you can purchase online on the foundation’s
website: www.jamiehulleyartsfund.org

The Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation provides life-changing educational
opportunities in the arts to hundreds of youth and adults each year. Through its
scholarship and educational programs, the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation provides
unique enrichment opportunities to Amity schools as well as schools in the
greater New Haven, Bridgeport, and Valley areas.

The Foundation also provides financial support for area youth, middle school through college, to develop their talents in the visual and performing arts.

Currently, the Foundation is hyper-focused on supporting young artists through
the pandemic. They have granted scholarships to middle & high school-age youth
whose families were financially hurt by the pandemic, making it possible for them
to continue their training in the arts. The Foundation also provided special project
support to unemployed early career visual and performing artists.

About the Raffle — What You Can Win

Each year, the foundation raised the majority of its funds through a Gala event that always took place in the fall. The Coronavirus hit and forced the cancellation of last year’s fundraiser, which adversely affected the foundation and its ability to provide as much for all of the programs it normally would.

Your Support is needed now more than ever. You can help by purchasing raffle tickets today to help keep the arts blooming.

All Prizes are “Winners Choice”

Choose between an Amazon or Visa Gift Card

Tickets: $20 ea. Each ticket =10 Chances to Win.

Buy more to increase your chance of winning and to keep these vital programs funded.

1st Prize
$2,000 VISA or $2,000 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by Kari Holley, Judy Primavera, Fred Hulley & the foundation’s Board of Directors

2nd Prize
$1,000 VISA or $1,000 AMAZON gift card
This prize is sponsored by the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation

3rd Prize
$500 VISA or $500 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by the students at Broadway Method Academy, Fairfield, CT

4th Prize
$500 VISA or $500 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by Dr. Andrew Martinez & Jessica Baquero

5th Prize
$200 VISA or $200 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by Glam Spa, Orange, CT

6th Prize
$200 VISA or $200 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by The Palluzzi family

7th Prize
$200 VISA or $200 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by The Zamkov Family

8th Prize
$200 VISA or $200 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by Amity Middle School Orange PTSO and the Bethany Community School PTO

9th Prize
$100 VISA or $100 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by Connor Deane

10th Prize
$100 VISA or $100 AMAZON gift card
This prize is generously sponsored by The Kilian family

Click Here to Purchase Tickets!

The drawing will take place on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 7 p.m. at Foundation Headquarters in Orange, CT, and broadcast live on the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/jamieahulleyartsfoundation

Winners will be notified by email and by phone.

Greater New Haven COVID-19 Community Fund Awards More Than $880,000 in Grants

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Mar 252021
 

Grants awarded to help residents stay in their homes, access food, receive direct assistance, access vaccinations and more as challenges from the impacts of COVID-19 persist

Tens of thousands of Greater New Haven residents will receive food and housing assistance and other crucial services thanks to the Greater New Haven COVID-19 Community Fund distributing $881,275 to 52 nonprofit organizations. This fifth round of grants was approved on March 12, 2021; the Fund was established a year ago on March 20, 2020 by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven in partnership with United Way of Greater New Haven. As the need in the community continues there will be at least two more grantmaking cycles through the COVID-19 Community Fund. The next application deadline is March 26; the following cycle opens April 5 with applications due on April 23. Nonprofits are encouraged to visit cfgnh.org or uwgnh.org for application information.

“This round of critical funding could not have been possible without the continued support from our donors and community. As the weather warms and vaccination eligibility expands to more people, it may give the illusion that the needs are waning, but this funding cycle has made clear that the need for direct assistance has not diminished for people of color and women in particular in our region. Our community still has a long way to go to recover stronger from this pandemic, and we are grateful to all the donors who have and who will continue to help meet the needs brought on by the pandemic,” says William W. Ginsberg, the President & CEO of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.

Even with new federal stimulus funds under the American Rescue Plan Act, many households in the region face difficult choices because of lost jobs and incomes. Women, especially Black women and Latinas, have suffered the majority of pandemic-related job losses, according to the National Women’s Law Center. For the first time in Connecticut’s history, females surpassed males in unemployment claims according to data published in “Essential Equity: Women, COVID-19 and Rebuilding CT.” The report also revealed that 76% of parents who left the workforce in 2020 because of child care are female.

The lost incomes are forcing households to choose between priorities: to put food on the table, to catch up on rent or mortgage payments or to help extended family struggling to make ends meet. Relief from rental assistance programs has not come quickly enough which has prompted some nonprofits such as IRIS and APT Foundation to help their clients pay bills.

“A large number of applications to the joint Covid Fund underscores the continuing need in the community.  The hope offered by the vaccines is so encouraging, and yet we can’t forget how many people have had their lives turned upside down during the pandemic and that they still need help to rebuild.  I’m so pleased that United Way and The Community Foundation are able to continue our partnership to help our community,” says Jennifer Heath, Executive Director of United Way of Greater New Haven.

Many residents eligible for vaccination have transportation issues, child care barriers and/or concerns over vaccination effects. Grantees like the Agency on Aging and Interfaith Caregivers have partnered on a Vaccine Buddies program that is helping schedule appointments for seniors and provide transportation to get to appointments and receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Several nonprofits serving the Valley region have received funding to address the particular needs of that locale; grant recipients include Griffin Hospital, Team Inc., Seymour Ambulance Association, St. Vincent de Paul of the Valley, and STORM Engine Company Ambulance Corps.

Funding decisions regarding The Greater New Haven COVID-19 Community Fund are made by a volunteer Committee; members of the Committee consist of current and former Community Foundation and United Way board members, including Khalilah L. Brown-Dean (bio), Andrew Eder (bio), Judith Meyers (bio), Flemming Norcott, Jr. (bio), Marcella Nuñez Smith (bio), and Diane Young Turner (bio).

“Working closely with my cohorts on the Fund’s distribution Committee and the staff of both The Community Foundation and United Way to help make the best possible grant decisions has not been an easy task.  The knowledge I have gained about the depth of the needs in our community has far exceeded my assumptions.  I am no stranger to this type of work, but what we are currently seeing is well beyond our ability to help everyone with even the most basic of needs. This makes our teamwork both rewarding in our ability to be of help, but, at the same time, painful in that we don’t have enough funds to be able to do more,” says Andrew Eder, Greater New Haven COVID-19 Community Fund Committee member and Chairman of Eder Brothers, Inc.

 

A list of Greater New Haven COVID-19 Community Fund grant recipients to date and ways to donate to the Fund are at www.cfgnh.org/covid19fund.

 

List of March 2021 COVID-19 Community Fund Grant Recipients

Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut, Inc. – $25,000

Support assistance for seniors to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as groceries for food-insecure seniors.

APT Foundation Inc. – $25,000

Support clients with food, clothing, and rental assistance.

Boys & Girls Club of Milford – $20,000

Support increased staffing needs due to decreased group sizes as well as to offer scholarships for youth and families that are unable to pay membership fees.

Breakthrough Church – $15,000

Support food and supplies for the food pantry.

Cathedral of Higher Praise – $14,500

Support food and educational assistance for families with multi-challenged children (mentally, intellectually, and physically).

Central Connecticut Coast YMCA – $25,000

To support youth mentoring and childcare programming in Greater New Haven.

Christian Love Center – $7,500

To support food and supplies for the food pantry.

Christian Union Baptist Church dba Christian Union Full Gospel – $2,500

Support personal hygiene items to low-income community members and families.

Clelian Adult Day Center (Apostles of the Sacred Heart Clelian Center Inc) – $15,000

To provide free services for elderly residents living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

Community Soup Kitchen – $25,000

Support the cost of food and take-out supplies.

Connecticut Cancer Foundation – $10,000

Support financial assistance to cancer patients in Greater New Haven for basic living needs such as rent, mortgage, electricity, food, and heat.

Cornell Scott Hill Health Corporation – $25,000

Support for a COVID-19 vaccine public messaging and education campaign.

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen – $30,000

Support to the Downtown Drop-in & Resource Center.

Elm City Internationals – $15,000

To support tutoring, food, personal protection equipment, and supplies for academic and athletic programs for immigrant and refugee middle school and high school students.

Fellowship Place – $18,000

To support the expansion of weekend hours for the Fellowship Inn Homeless Daytime Drop-in program.

FISH of Greater New Haven, Inc. – $15,000

To support personal protection equipment and staffing for food delivery to homebound individuals.

Greater Mount Carmel Pentecostal Church – $2,500

To support groceries and personal hygiene items for community members in need.

Griffin Hospital – $25,000

To support the community mobile vaccination clinics.

Haven’s Harvest – $26,000

Support the distribution of recovered food to New Haven-based organizations serving residents who are food insecure.

Helping Our People to Excel, Incorporated – $10,000

To support the Future Summer Enrichment program.

Interfaith Volunteer Care Givers of Greater New Haven – $20,000

To support the Vaccine Buddies program providing activities that assist seniors to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

IRIS – Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services – $30,000

To support food and rental assistance for refugees.

Kadiwaku Family Foundation – $6,000

To support food and personal protective equipment for undocumented immigrants living in New Haven.

Loaves & Fishes – $15,275

Support food and equipment for the food pantry, as well as the cost to deliver food.

Montessori School on Edgewood, Inc. – $10,000

To support the purchase of UV-C lights for the classroom.

New Flame Restoration Christian Center – $7,500

To support the food pantry.

New Haven Legal Assistance Association Inc. – $25,000

To support legal services for individuals impacted by the pandemic including frontline workers facing health risks; children with special needs unable to access distance learning opportunities because of lack of technology or other barriers, victims of domestic violence, and the newly unemployed.

New Haven Pride Center – $30,000

To support the expansion of programming for LGBTQ+ youth.

New Opportunities, Inc. – $5,000

To support meals for homebound Cheshire residents who are on the Meals on Wheels waiting list.

Nutrition Security Solutions, Inc. – $15,000

To support the delivery of food to elderly and mobility impaired residents in Greater New Haven.

Omega Seventh-day Adventist Church – $5,000

To support the distribution of food, clothing, and hygiene products.

One Village Healing – $20,000

Support health and wellness services to communities of color.

Operation Fuel, Inc. – $25,000

To support fuel assistance for Greater New Haven low-income families impacted by the pandemic.

Project MORE, Inc. – $15,000

To support the purchase of additional technology for the Reentry Welcome Center.

Ronald McDonald House of CT, Inc. – $5,000

To support personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies for families in residence.

SARAH Foundation – $10,000

To support personal protective equipment for staff and clients during in-person service delivery.

Second Star of Jacob Pantry – $2,500

Support equipment for the food pantry.

Seymour Ambulance Association – $5,000

To support personal protective equipment-related supplies.

Solar Youth – $22,500

To support a new space and staff to enable an in-person after-school teen program.

Squash Haven, Inc. – $10,000

Provide financial assistance for housing, utilities, and/or food costs for undocumented families and/or families whose financial circumstances have been negatively impacted by the pandemic.

St. Martin de Porres Academy – $20,000

Support the purchase of replacement windows to improve air circulation.

St. Vincent de Paul of the Valley – $15,000

To support the purchase of food for the food pantry and grocery gift cards.

The Storehouse Project, Inc. – $20,000

Support food delivery to homeless and homebound individuals, as well as the purchase of personal protective equipment for staff.

Storm Engine Company Ambulance Corps, Inc. – $20,000
To support the purchase of a Lucas Mechanical CPR Device.

TEAM, Inc. – $50,000

To support financial assistance for basic needs for Valley residents.

The Towers Foundation – $20,000

To support meals for low-income elderly residents.

Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club – $10,000

To support food for youth, and personal protective equipment for program staff.

Unidad Latina Accion – $20,000

To support food for youth, and personal protective equipment for program staff.

Vertical Church – $25,000

To support the emergency food pantry and free clothing distribution.

Walk Of Faith Church, Inc. – $7,500

To support the Community Food Pantry and the senior home food basket deliveries.

Whitneyville Cultural Common – $25,000

To support the Distance Learning Hub at the Whitneyville United Church of Christ.

Women and Family Life Center – $20,000

To support cash assistance, gift cards, toiletries, and cleaning/laundry supplies for clients, as well as staffing costs for social workers.

 

About The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven in Connecticut is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the U.S. and was established in 1928 as the permanent charitable endowment for New Haven and its surrounding communities of: Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Wallingford, West Haven, and Woodbridge. In 2020, The Foundation began implementing a 5-year strategic plan and enacted new mission and vision statements toward expanding opportunity and equity in Greater New Haven. In 2021, it launched Stepping Forward, a $26 million commitment to addressing the impact of COVID-19 and advancing racial equity. The Foundation’s mission is to inspire, support, inform, listen to and collaborate with the people and organizations of Greater New Haven to build an ever more connected, inclusive, equitable and philanthropic community.

For more than three generations, generous local donors have built The Community Foundation’s endowment by establishing permanent funds or making gifts to existing funds that distribute grants to a broad variety of issues and organizations. These donors, past and present, make their gifts to ensure that programs and causes that matter most to them will be supported today and forever. As of December 31, 2020, The Foundation’s assets were valued at more than $720 million. For more information about The Foundation visitwww.cfgnh.org or follow @cfgnh on facebook and twitter.

About United Way of Greater New Haven 
United Way of Greater New Haven fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in greater New Haven. The organization, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2020, brings people and organizations together to create solutions to the region’s most pressing challenges. We tackle issues that cannot be solved by any one group working alone. Join the movement to Live United athttps://uwgnh.org/.

Support Officer Peterson In This Year’s Super Plunge — With Update

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Mar 142020
 

Officer Denny Peterson is a member of the the Orange Police Department and a town captain for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

Last year, he participated in his First Super Plunge to benefit the CT Special Olympics and with the help of family and friends, he was able to exceed his goal of raising $2,400 and brought in $2,800.

UPDATE:

On Saturday, March 14, Officer Peterson wrote: “With regards to my SUPER PLUNGE Fundraiser… Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Special Olympics Connecticut have cancelled all Penguin Plunges to include the 24th and final plunge on March 29th. The SUPER PLUNGE, however, is still scheduled as of this time. It will just be us with no spectators.”

He added, “I know with these uncertain economic times, it may be difficult for some to donate to a fundraiser. I will continue to try and raise funds for this cause. https://www.classy.org/fundraiser/2508900

ORIGINAL STORY: 

In two weeks, on Saturday, March 28th through Sunday, March 29th, Officer Peterson will be joining the Super Plungers for another 24 hours of fun. His fundraising goal, once again, is $2,400, though he is hoping to exceed last year’s $2,800. But he needs your help.

The SUPER PLUNGE is a Penguin Plunge Event to Benefit Special Olympics Connecticut and is an effort to increase both awareness and fundraising for the Torch Run Plunge.

The SUPER PLUNGE is exactly like your typical Penguin Plunge, with only one small difference.  Instead of plunging into the near-freezing water a single time, “SUPER PLUNGERS” must plunge once per hour for a 24-hour period.

Peterson said the water feels like a million needles, and as the day goes on the pain increases, yet it’s worth it for the cause.

Want to help?

Support by making a donation to his page. The process is fast, easy, and secure… and you can be sure that it will benefit a great cause. As of today, Saturday, March 14, he is $837 shy of his goal, so why not help him out now while it’s fresh on your mind?

MAKING A DONATION IS EASY

Donate Online: Just click the donate button and answer a few questions to use your credit card online.

Donate by Check: Make a check out to Special Olympics CT and send it to Officer Peterson.  Make a note on the check that your contribution is for his plunge.

“Thank you all so much for your donations,” he said. “Together we can reveal the champion in all of us.”

ATTENTION: Lions Wine Tasting Postponed

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Mar 122020
 

File photo 2013: Guests gather around a table to taste an intriguing variety of wine.

Following is a message from Orange Lion Betty Hadlock, co-chair of the Lions Wine Tasting Event:

The Orange Lions Club regrets to announce that our wine tasting event scheduled for Friday, March 20, is  being postponed due to recommendations and our concern for the safety and health of our supporters.  

Save your tickets – as soon as we have a new date we will notify all ticket holders. We appreciate your support and patience. 

NOTE: Orange Live will update the information with reminders until the new event date.

The Wine Tasting attracts hundreds of patrons every year. We feel that the Lions made the right decision in light of the ongoing coronavirus situation. It is better to be safe than sorry.

The Orange Lions Uncorked Wine Tasting Event POSTPONED

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Mar 112020
 

The Orange LIONS Club’s annual Spring Wine Tasting event, “Get Uncorked” scheduled for Friday, March 20, 2020 at St Barbara’s Church Hall, 480 Racebrook Road, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. has been POSTPONED.

The tasting will be facilitated by Ye Olde Liquor Shoppe of West Haven.

The event will feature a large selection of wines, boutique beers, and some specialty spirits. Also included will be a large cheese table, appetizers and delicious desserts.

As always, a lively raffle of baskets will take place during the evening.

They thank this year’s major sponsors in advance: Eli’s, Trader Joe’s, Subway, ShopRite, and Coldwell Banker.

All proceeds will benefit LIONS Club local and national charities.

Additionally, the club supports Fidelco Guide Dogs and Low Vision Centers. The Club awards Community Grants to worthy groups/individuals such as the Orange Historical Society, Senior Center, Case Memorial Library, Youth Services and the Volunteer Fire Department, serves an annual Thanksgiving dinner to local seniors, does vision screenings for young children in Orange, and provides scholarships to qualified Amity seniors.

Please gather your friends and join the LIONS on Friday, March 20, 2020, for a wonderful evening.

Tickets are available from any Orange Lion Club member, Ye Old Liquor Shoppe at 174 Main Street, West Haven, or by calling (203) 795-3906 or (203) 645-8209.

Tickets also are available at the following link: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4497351