New Haven Mineral Club Gem Show As Popular As Ever

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Apr 112018

For 45 years The New Haven Mineral Club has hosted a mineral and gem show locally.

Last weekend, residents from Orange, Ansonia, Milford and beyond flocked to Amity Middle School in Orange to browse through the tables set up by dozens of vendors and dealers, looking for that special tumbled citrine, cut emerald, necklace, carved totem animal, or a big statement piece.

The club provided a children’s activity room, demonstrations, refreshments, and plenty of awesome free raffle prizes.

If you missed it this year, the show will be back next April for two days, on a Saturday and Sunday. Parking is always free and admission is a bargain at only $6, Children under 12 admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

The Show is open on Sunday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Parking is free. Admission is $6. If you see their postcards or flyers displayed around town pick one up and, as you read it over you will see that you’ll get $1 off admission when you present it at the door.

For more information, go to NewHavenMineralClub.org.


Welcome to Your New Orange Shop Rite Store

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Oct 302016

img_9167In November 2013, Orange Live broke the news that Stop & Shop was going to close its doors on Bull Hill Lane and for nearly 3 years residents have had to travel great distances to buy their groceries.

Then, suddenly, the Adams store at the Orange Derby Plaza also closed while Orange residents waited for the new Shop Rite to replace the former Stop & Shop on Bull Hill Lane.

Well, today so many dreams came true. At 8 a.m. “Mr. Shop Rite” Harry Garafalo welcomed customers into the new Orange Shop Rite store. One particular item was flying off the shelves — Big Screen Televisions offered for $99 with a coupon and $25 purchase.

The two employees handling the TV inventory deserve a lot of credit for their professionalism and patience as customers who requested the 42-inch HD TV then changed their minds and asked to switch to the 40-inch Smart TV, and then back again. These young men answered questions, hauled tvs, loaded them into carriages and the whole time remained calm and polite.

During our visit to the store we noted that the parking lot was almost completely full, and inside we saw many familiar faces, from the prepared foods to the deli counter and on to the frozen food section.

Everyone was happy to finally have a hometown grocery store again. They liked the layout, the choices and the prices.

George and Linda Geane, who live on that end of town have been driving to the new Milford Shop Rite since it opened and both said they are so happy that this one is so close to home.

The new, 63,500 sq ft store includes full service florist shop, Fresh seafood, Butcher Shop and Bakery, also a small cafe seating section where customers can enjoy breakfast or lunch from the fresh prepared food area, sushi bar and burrito bar.

If you are fond of the Shop From Home services, the new Shop Rite has that, too.

Enjoy your new Shop Rite Store, Orange, hours are: Sunday 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Monday-Saturday 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.