News and Upcoming Events in Orange:
Please join us for 2 upcoming workshops being held right here in Orange. The workshops are: Backyard Composting and Recycle like a Pro being sponsored by CVSWMD. These informative workshops will have you composting and recycling before you know it! They will take place simultaneously on April 17, 2019 from 6:00pm till 7:15pm at the Orange Town Hall. See below for more information or contact Angela at the Town Clerk’s Office.
Recycle Like a Pro: Learn to make your efforts count, and recycle right. We’ll cover the basics of the mandated six materials that must be recycled in Vermont, plus go into detail about hard to recycle items, and discuss ways to reduce your waste in the first place.
Backyard Composting Basics: a great refresher for a new composter, or perfect for new composters. This is also a good opportunity for composting veterans who are having problems to troubleshoot and come up with new ideas. Participants can purchase a Soil Saver composter or Green Cone at a deeply discounted rate. (Discounted compost equipment is only available to compost workshop attendees).
Green Up Day and Bulk Trash Removal Day
Watch for more information coming out soon regarding 2019 Green Up Day Vermont, being held May 4, 2019. Come and join your neighbors and clean up Orange. Also watch the website for a date being posted soon regarding Bulk Trash Removal Day.
Please remember that your dog or dogs need to be registered by April 1, 2019 or a late fee will be assessed. Stop in at the Town Clerk’s Office and register your pooch!
The Town of Orange was chartered August 11, 1781. Located in the N.W. Corner of Orange County, the town is bounded S. by Washington and Corinth; E. by Topsham, N. by Groton, Harris & Goshen Gores and Plainfield, and W. by Barre.
Orange was “largely a farming town,” when the “top population was reached in 1830 with about 1000 people and over 5000 sheep grazing on the hillsides.” The population in the 2000 census was 951. The tallest peaks in town are Knox Mt. and Butterfield Mt. both over 3000 feet tall. It was assumed that both mountains were named after the early settlers living in town.
Sources: “Vermont Historical Gazetteer” published by Miss A. M. Hemenway; “Vermont Place-Names” author Esther Munroe Swift.
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