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Entertainment Announced for Flashback Friday Mardi Gras Parade

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Entertainment has been announced after the Flashback Friday Parade that serves as the kickoff for the 2022 Orange Mardi Gras season on Friday, February 18, 2022, at the Riverside Pavilion immediately.

At 7 PM, Chubby Carrier will be featured. Once the accordion-playing virtuoso grabs the mic and takes to the stage with his bandmates, audiences are treated to a show like no other. Chubby Carrier’s sound is infectious – a concoction of blues, 70s funk, rock and roll, and good-ole zydeco flavor – and makes even the timidest individuals get their feet a-movin’. Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band are turning heads around the world and bringing Louisiana flavor to the masses. The funky zydeco band’s release, Zydeco Junkie, earned one of the highest musical accolades when it was named Best Zydeco or Cajun Album during the 53rd annual Grammy Awards celebration in February 2011. For more than 20 years, Chubby and the Bayou Swamp Band have toured relentlessly around the world, playing venues such as the Chicago Blues Festival, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Cajun, and Zydeco Festival in Fort Lauderdale, FL., and Montreaux Jazz Fest in Switzerland. For his steadfast dedication to zydeco music, Carrier was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame on October 16, 2011.

At 9 PM, Corey Ledet Zydeco will step on stage. Corey Ledet was born and raised in Houston, Texas, but spent his summers with family in small-town Parks, Louisiana. The Creole culture has its roots in Louisiana, but spread across the country, including neighboring Texas. Because of this, he was able to be immersed at all times in the Creole culture he loved so much. The summers in the family home molded and shaped Corey’s world in a profound way. By the time he graduated from high school, he was certain that music was the focal point of his future. Corey eventually moved to Louisiana in order to be surrounded by this beautiful culture at all times. He remains true to his roots and earnestly searches for ways to include them in his music. He keeps one foot firmly in the tradition while exploring surrounding influences in order to create the best of both worlds. He is able to infuse old and new styles of Zydeco into his own unique sound from all of the people he studied and was influenced by.

He also appreciates the other traditional sound indigenous to Louisiana in Cajun music and has been able to expand his repertoire to include these influences as well. Corey’s versatile sound enables him to please any audience. Whether he is playing a solo acoustical set or he is backed up by a full band, you as a listener will always be thoroughly entertained. He finds joy in giving his listeners a true dance/music experience in the ways of old-time house parties. So, come and enjoy the music of old presented in a new way but still very tied to tradition.

Food vendors, Free State Winery, and a beer booth will be available at the Riverside Pavilion.

Chalkboards Coffee & Cafe Opens in Bridge City

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Chalkboards Coffee & Cafe Opens in Bridge City

Chalkboards Coffee & Cafe has opened in Bridge City at 1055 Texas Ave. in the location formerly called Elements Cafe and Bakery. Their operating hours are Monday-Friday from 7 am-5 pm and Saturdays from 8 am-2 pm. They are closed on Sundays.

They are open for dine-in, carry-out, or drive-through. Chalkboards Coffee & Cafe has the same owner, location, phone number, and staff as Elements Cafe and Bakery with a great new menu and staff additions.  The biggest change in the reopening is that they are no longer a full bakery. However, they will continue to offer some desserts and a holiday menu but will no longer be taking any custom orders. Their menu is served all day every day and there are no longer rotating specials.

In their “pantry” section, they’ll offer fresh, ready, refrigerated soups by the quart, chicken salad, and some of their most popular salad dressings like raspberry vinaigrette, lemon poppyseed, and cilantro lime, as well as some of their seasoning, blends like everything seasoning, blackening seasoning, jerk seasoning, chili powder in pint jars.

To see their menu, visit their Facebook page or call them at 409-792-0870.

Orange County Health Inspections September – November 2019

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Orange County Health Scores Report

Orange County Health Inspector James Scales released his September – November 2019 health inspection report.

Three food kitchens in Orange were inspected and given no score:

  • Mount Siani Baptist Church at 1113 North 2nd St., Orange
  • First Presbyterian at 902 Green Ave., Orange
  • St. Mary Catholic Church, 912 W.Cherry St, Orange

Pre-opening/post-Imelda inspections were given to:

  • Brewitas, 2785 Texas Avenue, Suite B, Bridge City
  • Panther’s Den Preschool, 5970 White Oak Rd., Mauriceville
  • Gator Cafe, 407 Green Ave., Orange
  • Tacos “La Shula”, 1918 Strickland Dr., Orange

Perfect scores went to Orangefield Elementary, Bridge City Intermediate, Orangefield High School,  Bridge City Elementary, Bridge City Middle School, Orangefield Jr. High, West Orange High School, Red Apron Kitchen, Little Cypress Elementary, North Early Learning Center, West Orange Middle School, Little Cypress Intermediate, Little Cypress Jr. High, Mauriceville School Kitchen, Little Cypress High School,

The scores are, from highest to lowest:

West Orange Elementary, 97

Family Dollar, 3751 16th St, Orange, 95

1B Cheapers, 11365 Highway 12,  Mauriceville, 95

Lom’s Seafood, 2507 Macarthur Dr., Orange, 92

Quick Stop, 4208 Western Ave, Orange, 85

Texas Seafood & Steakhouse, 1835 Texas Ave., Bridge City, 84. Followup visits required.

Brick Oven Pizza Company, 1125 Texas Ave., Bridge City, 84. Followup visits required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First United Methodist and Orange Community Players Co-Hosting Dinner Theatre

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First United Methodist and Orange Community Players Co-Hosting Dinner Theatre

First United Methodist Church and the Orange Community Players will join forces to produce to elegant evenings of fine dining and theatrical entertainment on Thursday and Friday, August 8th and 9th at 6:30 p.m. Codie Vasquez and Paul Burch, members of both the First United Methodist Church and Orange Community Players Board of Directors, will direct the production, which is dedicated to colleague Joshua Scales.

The dinner will be produced by Doug Rogers and volunteers from the church. Your $50 donation includes the show and the gourmet candlelight dinner.

The four-course dinner begins with your choice of soup (tomato bisque or cream of potato), deluxe garden salad with creamy balsamic vinaigrette dressing, entree choice (roasted tenderloin of beef or grilled filet of red snapper with baked russet) and a choice of spring medley of vegetables or asparagus ala Doug. and dessert, coffee, and tea.

Reservations should be made by Friday, August 2 by calling the First United Methodist Church office at 409-885-7466 or emailing doug.rogers@fumcorang.org or norma.bergeron@fumcorange.org. When making a reservation for one or more persons the following information will be needed: name and night, soup, entree desired, vegetable desired and any dairy restrictions.

Orange County Health Inspections July 2019

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Orange County Health Scores Report

As reported by Orange County Health Inspector James Scales in his July 2019 health inspection report, he gave a low score of 81 to the Exxon Food Mart at 7120 We. Interstate 10 in McLewis for mold in the drink dispensers and no handwashing sink in the kitchen.

Perfect scores went to The Star and Crescent Moon Cafe in Shangri La in Orange,  Red Wagon Cafe in Vidor, Loving Start Daycare in Vidor, and Early Learning Child Care in Vidor.

The scores are:

Write the Vision Learning, 3300 Western Avenue in West Orange: 99.

Charlotte’s Shaved Ice, 110 South Main Street in Vidor: 99.

Taco Bell 2929 16th Street in Orange: 98.

Old Orange Cafe, 914 West Division Avenue in Orange: 97.

Burger King, 2302 Highway 62 in Orange: 97.

Shive Shack, 6928 Highway 87 North in Orange: 96.

Bobcat Snow Cone Stand, 9908 FM 105 in Orangefield: 95.

Texas Snostorm, 2202 MacArthur Drive in Pinehurst: 94.

Kroger, 1600 16th Street in Orange: 94.

Kroger Deli, 1600 16th Street in Orange: 93.

Pilot Travel Center, 2205 Highway 62 in Orange: 93.

Wienerschnitzel, 2420 MacArthur Drive in Orange: 93.

Waffle House, 4212 27th Street in Orange: 92.

Stop N Drive, 1801 DuPont Drive in Orange: 92.

Sammy’s Stop, 2016 Pine Bark Boulevard in Orange: 91.

Texas Country Store, 3701 North 16th Street in Orange: 90.

Mi Casa Mexican Grill, 110 Strickland Drive in Pinehurst: 88.

Donut Hole, 1613 16th Street in Orange: 86.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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