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October 1, 2013

Shangri La prepares for annual Orchid Festival


ORANGE — SCV Members-Only Pre-Sale

SCV Members may also take part in an exclusive Members-Only orchid pre-sale with light refreshments at 8:00 a.m. on both Saturdays of the Festival, Oct. 5 and Oct. 12. For more information on becoming a member, visit

Located at 2111 W. Park Ave. in Orange, Shangri La is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, visit

Stark Museum of Art Orchid Mini-Exhibition - The Stark Museum’s mini-exhibit, Floral Natives: North American Orchids, will be on view Oct. 1, 2013, through Jan. 4, 2014. This mini-exhibit will feature orchids of North America as illustrated in three rare natural history publications from the 18th and 19th centuries. These images represent the documentation of plants native to North America, and this mini-exhibit is offered in conjunction with Shangri La’s 5th Annual Orchid Festival. This exhibit is included with general Museum admission.

Located at 712 Green Ave. in Orange, the Stark Museum of Art is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Group tours are available by appointment. For more information, call 409-886-2787 or visit

The W.H. Stark House Orchid-Related Exhibit and Tours - Visit The W.H. Stark House to see a special mini-exhibit, Orchids for America, in the Sitting Room. This exhibit, which is offered as part of a regular tour of the Stark House, tells the story of Frances Ann Lutcher’s efforts during World War I, including her practice of giving orchids from her gardens to servicemen. See personal mementos and historic photographs during the exhibit, which will be on view now through Oct. 26, 2013.

Located at 610 Main Ave. in Orange, The W.H. Stark House is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. with the last tour beginning at 4 p.m. For more information, call 409-883-0871 or visit

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    “Fill the Bus” is this Saturday at Vidor WalMart. The big yellow Vidor ISD bus will be in wait beginning at 8 a.m. for you to help children obtain the needed school supplies for the coming year.

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  • GOACC welcomes Computer Shak to membership

    The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed its newest member, Computer Shak, with a ribbon cutting ceremony recently.

    July 30, 2014

  • Newly formed Historic Orange Preservation Empowerment to help homeowners

    Historic Orange Preservation Empowerment (HOPE) has been formed to “support, facilitate, and improve the economic, cultural, aesthetic, historic, social, and environmental setting, well-being, and quality of life in Orange and Orange County, Texas.”

    July 24, 2014

  • Land speaks to Kiwanis Kiwanis Club gets schooled on LSC-O’s EMS program

    Rickey Land believes there’s no reason why every person shouldn’t know CPR.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rotary lunch speaker Food for thought

    Dan Maher, Executive Director of the Southeast Texas Food Bank, was the guest speaker at Monday’s Vidor Rotary Club meeting. He spoke about the food bank's many programs.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Scholarship Recipients Orange Rotary Club announces scholarship winners

    For years, Orange Rotary Club has supported its local youth with scholarship award opportunities for higher education.

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Award of Excellence Hester receives Award of Excellence

    Texas 4-H Youth and Development 2014 Salute to Excellence Honoree is Kathy Hester of Orange County. Mrs. Hester has been a part of 4-H for over 30 years. She is the club manager for the Mighty Pirates 4-H in Vidor.

    July 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dance conference to be held July 19

    Mt. Olive Baptist Church and M.B.S. Dance Company presents the “Something To Dance About” Dance Conference.

    July 11, 2014

  • New Officers Announced VHS Interact Club installs new officers

    The Vidor High School Interact officers for the 2014-2015 school year are, from second at left to right: President Taylor Frazier, Vice President Tiffany Charleston, Secretary Madison Marino and Treasurer Mallory Gray. They are pictured with Rotary Assistant District Governor Bobby Simon of Nederland. Interact is a Rotary affiliate.

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Officers installed Vidor Rotary installs new officers

    Vidor Rotary Club officers for the 2014-2015 year, pictured with Assistant Governor Bobby Simon, are left to right, President Darrellyn Ford, Secretary Gayle Nagai, and Treasurer Johnnie Brown.

    July 4, 2014 1 Photo

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