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Weather Advisory: Dense Fog Tonight

If you are going out tonight to get a jump on the Black Friday early shopping opportunities, be aware of this weather advisory from the National Weather Service. There will be areas of dense fog across portions of Southern Connecticut this evening. Visibilities will be generally 1 to 3 miles but reduced locally to one-quarter READ MORE.

Opinion: A Covid Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving, a day when I would normally wish everyone a “Happy Thanksgiving.” But this year, in the age of Covid, I wish you all health. When I picked up my granddaughter from school yesterday, she was so happy and excited. She cheerfully said goodbye to her beloved teacher, an Amity resident, and promised to READ MORE.

Don’t Be A Victim! Lock Your Car!

An important message from the Assistant Police Chief: The Town of Orange, as well as most surrounding communities in and around the state, continues to see a rise in the number of thefts from motor vehicles as well as the theft of motor vehicles themselves. A common denominator in almost all these incidents is that READ MORE.

New Music At The Library

The Case Memorial Library just brought in a nice variety of new Music CDs. Each title is linked to its catalog entry, where you can place a request to pick up the item at the Case Memorial Library. Adagio for strings / Barber. In praise of Shahn ; To thee old cause / Schuman. American READ MORE.

While You’re Out Today Give To Those In Need

The Community Champions Network and Coldwell Banker Realty present Stuff A Bus 2020. This was a year wrought with negativity and uncertainty, but you have a chance to bring something positive to those who are suffering most. The Network is collecting non-perishable food items, new toys for tots, new hats and gloves, and new blankets READ MORE.
Boy Scout Troop 12 Camping Safely During Pandemic11/19/2020

Boy Scout Troop 12 Camping Safely During Pandemic

This year has become a major challenge for scouting. The pandemic has made meeting and scheduling events difficult, but Troop 12 has succeeded to stay connected successfully so far. Scouts from Troop 12 recently camped at Camp Pomperaug in Union, CT during the first weekend of November. The scouts followed all the current COVID rules READ MORE.
Youth Services 11/20/2011/19/2020

Youth Services 11/20/20

Cards for Veterans Happy Veterans Day! Thank you to all of our Veterans who have served our country. Students colored in cards that were given to the Vet Center of New Haven (located in Orange) to be distributed to the vets as a thank you. Pumpkin Carving Contest Thank you to all who participated in READ MORE.
We Love Our Heroes, the Veterans11/19/2020

We Love Our Heroes, the Veterans

Race Brook School was committed to preserving its tradition of honoring veterans this year. The school’s lawn was patriotically decorated with American flags and bright red paper poppies made by students. A large multi-colored banner was visible as cars and buses drove up the school’s driveway reading: We Thank Our US Veterans.” The school collected READ MORE.

Jewish Genealogical Society of CT To Host Virtual Lecture

Please join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut (JGSCT) for the First Annual Marcia Indianer Meyers Memorial lecture on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 1:30 pm. Arthur S. Meyers, the widower of Marcia Indianer Meyers, will present “Marcia’s Genealogical Journey”. Arthur Meyers is a retired librarian, genealogist, and long-time JGSCT board member. Marcia Indianer Meyers READ MORE.
This Old House Gets a "New" Look11/19/2020

This Old House Gets a “New” Look

The Orange Historical Society (OHS) has been fortunate to receive several grants from The Fred A. DeLuca Foundation for the restoration of the 1740 Nathan Bryan-William Andrew house. The Foundation has been very generous in the past 4 years to see that the society would be able to complete its restoration projects of the oldest READ MORE.
Pack 922 News11/19/2020

Pack 922 News

At our November Pack meeting on November 2nd, Officer Bailey was present to discuss what police officers do and invited the scouts to see the inside of her police car. Each scout received an orange police officer badge sticker. After officer Bailey spoke with the scouts the den leaders handed out achievements and congratulated all READ MORE.

Orange Holding Outdoor Holiday Market

Orange is holding its first Annual Holiday Farm Market on Thursday, Nov. 19 outside under the Pavilion at High Plains Community Center, located at 525 Orange Center Rd. The event runs from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information and the full list of vendors, visit Masks and social distancing will be in READ MORE.

Winter Sports Postponed Until Mid-January

I grew up in a house where baseball was the go-to sport in the family. Everyone, including my mother rooted for the Yankees, and to this day, that’s where their loyalty lies. I collected baseball cards for the collectibility aspect with the hopes of possessing a valuable one someday. But watching the sport just didn’t READ MORE.

Special One-Day Event On Thursday

Come to the HOLIDAY FARM MARKET ONE-DAY EVENT on Thursday, November 19 from 3:30 – 7 p.m., under the pavilion, at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange. Masks are still required This is a great opportunity to find some unique holiday gifts. Vendor List B4 & After Farm……Frozen pork and Oui Charcuterie salami READ MORE.

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