Saturday, March 30, 2013

Welcome to Orange, Connecticut

Well, it looks like I'm back at it again.  My last blog, Wooster Square Daily Photo ceased after I moved from New Haven to Wilton, CT to pursue the Interim Sr. Pastor position at the Wilton Congregational Church.  I was there for 16 months only until they found their settled pastor.  Now I am in Orange, CT serving the Orange Congregational Church as their Interim Sr. Pastor.  

Orange is a wonderful community located within about 20 minutes to New Haven but yet has a very rural feel to it.  From the town website:

"The rolling hills which make up the 17.6 square miles of Orange, located just west of New Haven, were once owned by the Paugusset Indians. In 1639, the Rev. Peter Prudden purchased the land from the Indians for six coats, ten blankets, one kettle, twelve hatchets, twelve hoes, two dozen knives and a dozen small mirrors. Orange remained a simple farming community until the mid-1940's when postwar residential construction began. Proper zoning foresight has let Orange develop into an open, well-planned residential community which retains the New England simplicity of which the residents are proud.  (Some entrepreneur that Rev. Prudden!)

Orange is a desirable town in which to live, as evidenced by the above-average school system, a wide range of community services and easy access to urban areas of the state using Routes 1, 15, 34 and I-95, all of which traverse Orange."

I will show you more about Orange as time passes and I learn more about the community in which I reside now.  


  1. Hello Suzanne

    I have had a read through your posts to date, and like what I see. I am happy to sign you up for membership of the City Daily Photo community. I will send you an email in reply in just a few moments. We add new members each Monday/Tuesday. Both admins for the group live in Australia which is 10 hours ahead of GMT and about 16 hours ahead of you.

    Welcome aboard ...

    1. Hi Julie, Thank you so much, I look forward to hearing from you. I had put the verification on because I was getting (and still am) SO much spam emails. Practically 10 a day. Thoughts?

  2. You might care to remove the word verification from your blog, Suzanne, as many members dislike it with a vengeance. Without it you might get more comments.

  3. Hey! So glad you have a new blog! The template is tangy and full of zest. Perfect for Orange.
    Interesting to read what the Indians needed or wanted even more than land.