Paper Shredding, Mattress Recycling, and Clothing and Household Goods Collection Saturday

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Oct 122018

The Orange Recycling Committee’s paper shredding and mattress recycling event scheduled for Saturday, October 13, from 9 a.m. to noon at High Plains Community Center (HPCC), 525 OrangeCenter Road, will once again be joined by the Orange Community Women hosting a FUNDrive for Clothes and Household Items.

The Orange Community Women are asking residents to bring clothing, shoes, towels, electronics, toys and games, kitchen items, sporting goods and more to the pavilion that morning. This benefit will help support many community projects.

Orange Recycling Committee Chair Mitch Goldblatt is excited about the additional service. “Saturday, October
13th will be a great morning for a Fall Clean-Out at its best”, Goldblatt said. “I’m encouraging all residents to bring their household goods and clothes in addition to their documents, papers, and even mattresses for an ultimate recycling event!”

The secure, on-site paper shredding service will once again be handled by town resident Joe Johnston’s company, Affordable Solutions. 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 “We are thrilled to partner with the Rotary Club of Orange, the Orange Lions Club, and the Orange Community Women to offer these important environmental services to residents,” said Mitch Goldblatt. “Purging homes of these items and keeping them out of landfills helps our environment as well as 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 seventh 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 as well as household goods recycling to this event has made this one event not to be missed.

Paper Shredding, Mattress Recycling, Clothing and Household Item Drive – Details:
WHEN: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 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
 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, folders, and other papers that
can go in the regular residential recycling bins.
 Mattresses and box springs.
 Clothing, shoes, bedding, towels, accessories, CDs, DVDs, books, electrical items, toys, games,
kitchen items, sporting goods, knick-knacks.

Orange Senior Summer Picnic On August 21

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Aug 202018

Senior Services Coordinator Dennis Marsh reminds all town seniors that this year’s Summer Picnic is on Tuesday, Aug. 21 (rain date, Wednesday, Aug 22), from 5 to 8 p.m.

As in previous years, the event will take place under the pavilion at the Orange Fairgrounds.

Jose Paulo will perform.

Tickets are available at the Community Services Office at High Plains for only $20.

“Thank you to the Orange Lions for cooking and serving over the years,” Marsh said. “Thank
you to Bob’s Discount Furniture for sponsoring!”

Lions Invite You To Have Breakfast For Dinner May 15

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May 112018

pancake-with-syrup_zoinkThe Orange Lions Club will host Breakfast For Dinner at Chip’s Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road, Orange on Tuesday, May 15.

For just $10 per person, you will receive 2 pancakes, 2 eggs, bacon, and coffee or tea.

Seating times are 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7 p.m.

For Tickets, ask any Lion, call George Lesko at 203-610-3804 or Marianne at 203-795-3906.

All proceeds benefit the Lions projects to improve the local community.

Breakfast for dinner…what can be better?


Clothing For A Cause

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May 052018

The Orange Lions Club is collecting NEW clothes for the Rape Crisis Center of Milford, servicing the Milford, Orange, Derby, Ansonia, Seymour, Shelton and West haven areas.

New Clothing Only! Women’s sizes — Med and X-Large Preferred. Including Flip Flops, Athletic Pants and Shirts, Sweatshirts, Socks, T-Shirts, and Underwear.

Bring items to High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Lions Most Important Fundraiser On March 16

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Mar 112018

The Orange Lions Club needs your support, so they can continue their programs for blindness, aid, prevention and eye research along with community projects and donations.

Their annual Wine Tasting is on Friday, March 16, 2018, at the St. Barbara’s Church Hall on Racebrook Road. in Orange, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The event is facilitated by Wine and Liquor Outlet of Orange (528 Boston Post Rd.) and will feature tastings of wines, craft beers, and whiskeys.

You also will enjoy a cheese smorgasbord sponsored by Trader Joe’s of Orange, delicious stuffed bread, and more from Eli’s of Orange, and an Irish themed dessert table.

The night includes entertainment by Orange resident musician, Craig Calistro, many raffle baskets, and a fabulous silent auction! 

This year’s featured silent auction item is a Tesla Kiddie Car complete with all the bells and whistles and several items from NCIS, specially donated to the Orange Lions Club which includes one of Mark Harmon’s scripts from the show, autographed by the cast!

Tickets are $35 per person and are available from any Orange Lions Club member at the Wine & Liquor Outlet, or by calling co-chairs Betty Hadlock at 203-795-0134 or Marianne Miller at 203-795-3906.

Thank to our corporate sponsors, Wine and Liquor Outlet, Eli’s, and Trader Joe’s and the business and friend sponsors as follows: Annunziata & Co Accounting of Orange, Bruce Spiewak (AIA Consulting Architect), Cellini Design Jewelers, Coldwell Banker of Orange, Eve Overchuk, Knights Inc., Marian and Bob Drobish, Mild to Wild Automotive, and Wayne Hugendubel of Coldwell Banker. If anyone would still like to donate a “business sponsorship” of $100 or $50 for a “friend,” please call 203-795-3906.

Call today and join us for a wonderful and fun evening as you support the many projects of the Orange Lions Club, a 501c3 organization!

Orange Lions Spring Tasting Coming Soon – Become A Sponsor, Get Your Tickets

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Feb 072018

A message from the Orange Lions Club:
Mark your calendars for Friday, March 16, and get your tickets for the Orange Lons Club wine tasting event — “A Spring Tasting!” at Saint Barbara Church Hall — doors open at 6:30!
Call 203-795-0134 for tickets!
Thank you to our growing list of sponsors:
Wine and Liquor Outlet
Trader Joe’s
Aileen De Feo — Coldwell Banker
Wayne Hugendubel — Coldwell Banker
Eve Overchuk
Mild to Wild Automotive 

Orange Lions Club Announces Its Comedy Night Fundraiser

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Oct 102017

The Orange Lions Club is proud to bring back by popular demand Comedy Night! Come join us for an exciting night of great food, beverages, and fun.

This year the event will feature a variety of Comedians to entertain and amuse you. They will have you rolling with laughter.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 14, 2017, at St. Barbara Hall at 480 Racebrook Road, Orange. The event starts at 6:00 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the show starting at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $30.00 pp and VIP tickets are $35.00 Reserve a table for family and friends!!

There will be basket raffles, door prizes, a cash bar, beer and wine, coffee and dessert. Call 203-795-9651 for more information or to reserve a table!

You don’t want to miss this!!

Where There Is A Need, There Is A Lion

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Jul 012017

The Lions Club of Orange dedicated its latest gift to the town of Orange, a three-tiered water fountain at the Orange Fairgrounds, on Saturday, July 1.

The fountain was the idea of Lion Ken Lenz, who spoke at the dedication, first about the history of the Lions Club International, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and then addressing the local Lions contributions to the community.

Selectman Mitch Goldblatt also addressed the Lions in attendance, thanking them for their donation to the town.

Although it was well publicized, only two non-Lions attended the dedication, which is a shame. But people utilizing the walking track did receive Lions Club water bottles that they could fill from the fountain for many years to come.

Enjoy this fountain, everyone. Think about the Lions Club when you fill your water bottles during the Independence Day Concert and Fireworks, or “water” your dog during a walk.

The Lions is one club that really does a lot for the community, don’t forget to say “Thank You” when you see one of them around town.

Love The New Water Fountain? Come To Saturday’s Dedication!

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Jun 272017

During my daily walks at the Orange Fairgrounds, I’ve noticed many people admiring, utilizing and appreciating the new three-tiered water fountain near that pavilion. For the first time today I even saw a dog taking advantage of it.   
The sad thing is, so many residents may like it, but they think it’s a town sponsored thing and had no idea who is really responsible for it being there.
Well, I knew, and told a few fellow walkers, but for everyone else, here’s what you need to know, submitted by Marianne Miller from the Orange Lions Club:
The Orange Lions Club is proud to dedicate this beautiful water fountain to the “TOWN OF ORANGE!” Please join us on Saturday, July 1 at 10:30 a.m. The fountain is next to the pavilion at High Plains Community Center. It has three levels, the top fountain for adults, the second level for children and wheel-chaired individuals, and the bottom one for our furry friends.
This year is “Lions International” 100th-year celebration. Upon the suggestion of Lion Ken Lenz, the Orange Lions unanimously agreed to the idea. He moved forward bringing the project to the town for approval.
Thank you to Lion Ken Lenz for spear-heading the wonderful fountain project and to Lion Ron Ruotolo for his expertise and guidance during the installation of the fountain. Thank you to our hard-working Lions who helped in any way, especially digging the trench! This will continue to be an asset to many for years to come.
Join us on Saturday for the dedication. The first 50 people will receive a Centennial celebration purple and gold water bottle to fill up at the fountain and to remember, “WHERE THERE IS A NEED, THERE IS A LION!”

Public Hearing and Board of Selectmen’s Meeting Tonight at High Plains

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Apr 052017

  • File photo of First Selectman Jim Zeoli during a selectmen’s meeting.

    Tonight is a busy meeting night in Orange. Immediately after the Special Town Meeting at High Plains tonight at 7, the A public hearing and Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place at the Community Center.

    Following is the Agenda:
    Call to order
    Fire Exits
    Pledge of Allegiance
    Motion to close regular meeting and convene Public Hearing
    Renewal of Public Dance Hall/Pool Room permits for (enclosures)
    Jack Kealey, Race Brook Country Club
    William Janikies, Grassy Hill Country Club
    Motion to close Public Hearings
    Renewal of Public Dance Hall/Pool Room permits
    (2 minutes per speaker)
    To consider and act upon the minutes of the Regular Meeting of March 8, 2017
    1. To consider and act on the request from the Lions Club to conduct a Christmas
    Tree Recycling Program (enclosure) – Fred Turner, Lions Club
    2. To consider and act on the request from the Lions Club to donate a water
    fountain (enclosure)Ken Lenz, Lions Club
    3. To consider and act on the request to approve the Resolution allowing the Town
    Clerk to apply for the 2018 Historic Preservation Grant (enclosure) – Patrick
    O’Sullivan, Town Clerk
    4. To consider and act on the request to approve the contracts for funding of
    services at Silverbrook Estates (enclosures – minus the Assisted Living Services
    Agreement) Sue Mauro, Administrator Silverbrook Estates
    a. Congregate and Rental Assistance Subsidies
    b.Housing Management Agreement
    c. DOH Management Plan
    d. Continuance of Security Contract with Securitas Security
    e. Food Services contract with CW Resources
    f. Renewal of Assisted Living Services Agreement between Utopia
    Assisted Living Services and Silverbrook Estates
    5. To consider and act on the dates for the Annual Town Meeting and Budget
    Referendum (enclosure) – First Selectman Zeoli
  • 6. To consider and act the date for the Town of Orange Charter Revision
    Referendum (enclosures) – First Selectman Zeoli
    7. To consider and act on recommending to the BOF appropriations for the
    purchase of a truck – First Selectman Zeoli
    8. To consider and act on Firehouse leases (enclosures)First Selectman Zeoli
    9. To consider and act on recommending the sale of town property on Indian
    River Road to the Annual Town Meeting (enclosures) – First Selectman Zeoli
    10. To consider and act on referring the proposed amendments to Article VIII,
    Section 350-29, et seq., Additional Property Tax Exemption for Veterans, to a
    Public Hearing (enclosure) – First Selectman Zeoli
    11. To consider and act on referring the Amendment of Chapter 223, Article III,
    section 223-7 to a Public Hearing to conform to the revised preliminary Flood
    Insurance Rate Map panels associated with the Quinnipiac River Watershed
    Restudy project for Hartford and New Haven Counties (enclosures) – First
    Selectman Zeoli
    1. Capital Planning – Selectman Okenquist
    2. Pension Board – Selectman Goldblatt
    3. Bond Construction Oversight – Selectman Goldblatt
    4. Personnel Committee – Selectmen Zeoli, Okenquist, Davis
    5. Charter Revision CommissionSelectman Carangelo
    Motion to close Special Meeting
    Approved Minutes – February 8, 2017
    Announcement Band for 2017 Independence Day Concert
    Bethany Leapley ASD Scholarship Fundraiser
    Special Town Meeting Notice