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Get Uncorked With The Orange Lions Club

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Jun 062021
 

The Orange Lions Club will host “Get Uncorked,” a wine tasting fundraiser on Friday, June 18, 2021, at St. Barbara’s Church Hall in Orange.

Ye Olde Liquor Shoppe of West Haven is the facilitator of the tasting. Samplings of different wines, beers, and spirits will be available for tasting throughout the evening, along with light hors d’oeuvres, raffle prizes, and a silent auction.

One silent auction item is very exciting for fans of the TV  show  “NCIS”.   Star Mark  Harmon’s personal script signed by the cast, along with other NCIS memorabilia will be a real treat for the high bidder to take home.

During this past year, the Orange Lions Club was unable to raise funds for the programs they support. This fundraiser is an opportunity to help the Lions with blindness aid and prevention and eye disease research, along with many community endeavors.

We are accepting business sponsorships at $100, individual sponsors at  $50, and friends at $25 per sponsor. To be a sponsor send your check payable to Orange Lions Charities to  P.O. Box 1162, Orange, CT  06477.

Tickets are $35 each available from any Orange Lions Club member, at the Ye Olde Liquor Shoppe, 174 Main St., West Haven, or by calling Marianne Miller at  203-795-3906 or Betty Hadlock at 203-645-8209.

New Senior Discussion Group Schedules Next Session

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Apr 192021
 

The Orange Lions Club and Orange Community Services are sponsoring a “Discussion Group” for all Seniors. The group meets on the third Friday of each month from 1-2 p.m., the first meeting was on Friday, April 16.

This is a great time to meet new people, make friends and voice your opinion on topics which are of concern to you. The group meets in the senior lounge at High Plains Community Center. Call (203) 891-4784 to reserve your spot for each month’s discussion group. The next session is on May 21. 

Members of the Orange Lions Club are looking forward to hosting this group. During the first session, participants met Lion Jim Leahy and Lion Suzanne Anderson. 

All CDC protocols will be observed, so do not forget your mask. Call today to join the event.

Gather Your Things, Paper Shredding And Mattress Recycling Day Is This Weekend

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Apr 052021
 

The Orange Recycling Committee is preparing for the next paper shredding and mattress recycling event, which will take place at the front parking lot of High Plains Community Center (HPCC) this Saturday, April 10, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The committee will again be joined by the Mattress Recycling Council, which will collect used mattresses and box springs.

The secure, on-site paper shredding service will once again be handled by Affordable Solutions, owned and operated by Orange resident Joe Johnston. Residents may bring bags (preferably paper, not plastic) or boxes filled with documents for shredding. Volunteers from the Orange Recycling Committee will deposit them into the shredding truck. Residents who want their boxes or containers returned should tell a volunteer.

Due to COVID-19, residents are asked to put documents in their trunks, wait in line, and pop the trunk when it is their turn. To keep this event as “contactless” as possible, residents should stay in their vehicles. Wearing a mask is requested.

This service is generously funded by the Rotary Club of Orange. Residents may show their appreciation by donating to the Orange Rotary Scholarship Fund. Rotarians will be on hand to collect donations.

Residents may also bring mattresses and box springs for recycling. This free service is made possible through a partnership with the Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye Mattress Program. Dry mattresses (of all sizes) and box springs will be accepted. However, some items cannot be accepted (see ‘Mattresses and box springs: DO NOT BRING’ below). For residents who need assistance, members of the Orange Lions Club will pick up mattresses and box springs from residences, given items are outside and dry or in a garage for easy access, as volunteers will not enter individual homes. Anyone interested in this pick-up service should contact Ken Lenz at 203-795-3906. The fee for a pick-up is $10 per mattress or box spring. Payment is by cash or check made out to Orange Lions Charities, and all proceeds are considered a charitable donation.

If residents are in the cleaning out mode, they may also bring old clothing and shoes to deposit in the Simple Recycling bin near the back of the community center. This bin is available 24/7, making it a great option for when the Orange Transfer Station & Recycling Center is closed. The town gets paid for items deposited in the Simple Recycling bins at High Plains and the Transfer Station and Recycling Center.

Orange Recycling Committee Chair Mitch Goldblatt is excited about this opportunity for our residents to dispose of items at no cost. “Saturday, April 10th will help everyone do some spring cleaning and dispose of outdated, sensitive paperwork,” Goldblatt said. “I’m encouraging all residents to bring their personal documents, papers, and even mattresses and clothing to this community event!”

“We are very excited to once again partner with other town groups, the Rotary Club of Orange and the Orange Lions Club, to offer these important environmental services to residents,” said Goldblatt. “This is a fun event that gives volunteers and residents an opportunity to work together for a cleaner and more sustainable planet, even during a pandemic.”

For the eleventh time, the Orange Recycling Committee will ensure the disposal of thousands of pounds of sensitive financial and medical papers in a secure, environmentally responsible way. Adding mattress and box spring recycling has made this event a popular one with residents.

Paper Shredding and Mattress Recycling Event:

WHEN: Saturday, April 10, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., rain or shine
WHERE: High Plains Community Center (front parking area), 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT

BRING: Tax papers, bills, receipts, statements, and documents that contain personal, financial and/or medical information. No need to remove staples or elastic bands, but clips should be removed for reuse.

DO NOT BRING Paper that is already shredded, newspapers, notebooks, plastic folders, and other papers and mail that can go in the regular residential recycling bins.

Mattresses and box springs.

DO NOT BRING: Some items will not be accepted: mattresses from futons/sofa beds or waterbeds; mattresses infested with bed bugs; wet, damaged, or excessively soiled mattresses; and sleeping bags or mattress pads/toppers.

Simple Recycling

All sorts of clothing and shoes, no matter the size or condition.

If residents are in the cleaning out mode, they may also bring old clothing and shoes to deposit in the Simple Recycling bin near the back of the community center. This bin is available 24/7, making it a great option for when the Orange Transfer Station & Recycling Center is closed. The town gets paid for items deposited in the Simple Recycling bins at High Plains and the Transfer Station and Recycling Center. 

Orange Recycling Committee Chair Mitch Goldblatt said he is excited about this opportunity for residents to dispose of items at no cost. 

Food Drive

Please bring non-perishable Food Items to the Pavilion where they are being collected by the Orange Country Fair Committee.

About the Orange Recycling Committee:

The Orange Recycling Committee is a group of volunteers appointed by the Board of Selectmen, who live in Orange, meet monthly, and are committed to educating about, increasing, and simplifying recycling options for Orange residents.

Website: www.orangerecycles.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ORCinCT/

Orange Food Pantry Benefits From Lions Food Drive

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Sep 302020
 

For the second time this year, on September 17, the Orange Lions Club completed a food drive for the Orange Food Pantry. The generous support of neighbors, friends, and Lions members resulted in a very large donation of food staples and gift cards.

A van full of food and more than $2,700 worth of Shop Rite and Stop and Shop gift cards were donated! Because of this, many local families who are suffering from food insecurity will be assisted.

Standing: Lion Pat McCorkle, Lion President Mike Muttitt, Lion Betty Hadlock

Seated: Denise Stein of the Community Services Department

Orange Lions Help Fill Orange Food Pantry

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May 082020
 

Lions Pat Romano and Betty Hadlock

Recognizing the serious food insecurity problem in Orange resulting from the current public health crisis, Pat Sanders Romano, President of the Orange Lions Club announced that the Orange Lions successfully organized and implemented a Town of Orange Food Pantry donation drive.

Led by Lions Betty Hadlock and Pat McCorkle, Orange Lions Club received more than $2,000 in cash contributions for the purchase of local supermarket grocery gift cards and collected a trunkload of nonperishable foods for donation.

Lions Pat McCorkle, Betty Hadlock and Pat Romano

All of the proceeds of the collection directly benefit the Orange Food Pantry.

Augmenting their efforts, the Orange Lions received funds from the Connecticut Lions District 23A from a District-wide Lions Club International Grant to aid local communities with food bank needs.  The grant assisted Orange with an additional $250 in grocery store gift cards.

The Orange Food Pantry gratefully accepted the donation today, Friday, May 8, and will begin distributing the supermarket cards and food donations to families in need in Orange.

 

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

Another Successful Shredding Day In Orange

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Oct 192019
 

(Photos by Ilene Moyher)

The Rotary Club of Orange sponsored the Orange Recycling Committee’s Free Shredding and Mattress Recycling Day at High Plains Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The secure, on-site paper shredding service was handled by Affordable Solutions, owned and operated by Orange resident Joe Johnston.

The Orange Lions Club also was involved in the program by picking up mattresses from Orange residences so they could be recycled. 

The Orange Recycling Committee provides a great service to the town, introducing many opportunities over the years that make recycling easier and more efficient for Orange residents. The members work hard to help you help the environment.

 

 

 

Orange Shredding/Mattress Recycling Event

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Oct 192019
 

The Orange Recycling Committee has announced the next paper shredding and mattress recycling event for Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 9 a.m. to Noon at the front parking lot of High Plains Community Center (HPCC).

The committee will once again be joined by the Mattress Recycling Council collecting used mattresses and box springs.

The secure, on-site paper shredding service will once again be handled by Affordable Solutions,
owned and operated by Orange resident Joe Johnston.

Residents may bring bags or boxes filled with documents for shredding and volunteers from the Orange Recycling Committee will deposit them into the shredding truck. This service is generously funded by the Rotary Club of Orange. Residents may show their appreciation by donating to the Orange Rotary Scholarship Fund. Rotarians will be on hand to collect donations.

Residents also may bring mattresses and box springs for recycling. This free service is made
possible through a partnership with the Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye Mattress
Program.

Dry mattresses (of all sizes) and box springs will be accepted. However, mattresses
from futons/sofa beds or waterbeds; mattresses infested with bed bugs; wet, damaged or
excessively soiled mattresses; sleeping bag or mattress pads/toppers, are not part of the
program.

For residents who need assistance getting mattresses and box springs to the event, members of
the Orange Lions Club will pick-up these items from residences, given they are outside and dry
or in a garage for easy access, as volunteers will not enter individual homes.

Anyone interested in this pick-up service should contact Ken Lenz at 203-795-3906. The fee for pick-up is $10 per mattress or box spring. Payment is by cash or check made out to Orange Lions Charities, and all proceeds are considered a charitable donation.

Orange Recycling Committee Chair Mitch Goldblatt said he is excited about this opportunity for our residents to dispose of items at no cost.

“Saturday, October 19th will be a great morning for cleaning out before the winter sets in”, Goldblatt said. “I’m encouraging all residents to bring their personal documents, papers, and even mattresses for the ultimate Orange Recycling event!”

“We are thrilled to partner with the Rotary Club of Orange and the Orange Lions Club to offer these important environmental services to residents,” said Goldblatt. “Purging homes of these items and keeping them out of landfills helps our environment as well as our tax dollars. This is a fun event that gives volunteers and residents an opportunity to work together for a cleaner and more sustainable planet.”

For the ninth time, the Orange Recycling Committee is helping residents dispose of thousands of pounds of sensitive financial and medical papers in a secure, environmentally-responsible way. Adding mattress and box spring recycling to this event has made this one event not to be missed.

Paper Shredding and Mattress Recycling Drive

Details:

WHEN: Saturday, October 19th, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., rain or shine

WHERE: High Plains Community Center (front parking area), 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT

BRING:

 Tax papers, bills, receipts, statements, and documents that contain personal, financial and/or
medical information. No need to remove staples or elastic bands, but clips should be removed for
reuse.

 Mattresses and box springs.

DO NOT BRING:

Paper that is already shredded, newspapers, notebooks, folders, and
other papers that can go in the regular residential recycling bins.

About the Orange Recycling Committee

The Orange Recycling Committee is a group of volunteers appointed by the Board of Selectmen, who live in Orange and are committed to educating, increasing, and simplifying recycling options for Orange
residents.
Website: www.orangerecycles.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ORCinCT/

Free Diabetes Screening in Orange on Sept. 27

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Sep 172019
 

The Orange Lons Club will be conducting free diabetes screenings at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road. Orange on Friday, September 27, 2019, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

This event is in conjunction with the
Community Services Senior Health Fair.

Glucose Test: Fasting is recommended, but not necessary.

Orange Lions 2019 Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday

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Apr 122019
 

The Orange Lions Club will host its 55th annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13, at the High Plains Community Center grounds (Orange Fairgrounds) on Orange Center Road.

In case of inclement weather, a “rain or snow date” has been set for Saturday, April 20 at High Plains Community Center, with the same schedule of events as on April 13.

The Easter Bunny will arrive at 12:30 PM, one half-hour (30 minutes) before the start of the Easter Egg Hunt itself.

There will be face painting for the children, and hot coffee for the adults.

The Easter Egg Hunt is divided into four (4) age groups. This allows each child to have an equal opportunity to collect the thousands of chocolate eggs which the Lions Club will have to distribute.

The four age groups are (1) Pre School through Kindergarten; (2) First Grade and Second Grade; (3) Third Grade and Fourth Grade; (4) Fifth Grade and Sixth Grade.

Thousands of chocolate eggs will be distributed during the hunt. Prizes will be awarded to children in all age categories for finding specially marked eggs.

An adult should accompany all participating children. Each child should have a bag or basket to collect their eggs. Parents may wish to bring a camera for a picture of their child with the Easter Bunny. Please note that parking for this event should be on paved parking areas only.

Nick Bencivengo is the Chairman of this year’s event. Anyone who wishes to make a donation to this event is asked to contact Nick at 203-901-9062. All donors will be acknowledged for their generosity at the Easter Egg Hunt.

The annual Easter Egg Hunt is but one of many community events and activities sponsored by the Orange Lions Club each year. Among the other annual events are the Community Thanksgiving Dinner, the Senior Pizza Party, a Comedy Night fundraiser, eye screenings for pre-schoolers, and an annual Wine Tasting fundraiser. In addition, the Orange Lions make contributions to many community organizations; and for many years, the Lions have run a Community Grants Program for local groups who are seeking funds for a special reason. In particular, the Orange Lions Club has made many gifts to the Case Memorial Library over the years for the purchase of large print books and audio tapes for the sight impaired and the general
public. The Orange Lions also fund scholarships each year for students graduating from Amity High School.