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Be A Part Of The 13th Annual Amity Hockey Golf Tournament

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May 242018
 

It may be hot, so take a tip from Tyler Cole and bring a water bottle to help cool yourself down.

The 13th Annual Amity (Ice) Hockey Golf Tournament will take place at Orange Hills Country Club, 389 Racebrook Road, Orange, on Friday, June 8.

Online registration is now live. Offline registration and sponsorship information is available using the links above.

  • 7:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start (Scramble Format, Soft Spikes, and Golf Apparel Required)
  • Boxed Lunch for each golfer on the course
  • Dinner and Raffle following completion of golf
  • Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Teams
  • Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin
  • Putting Contest, Hole in One Prize

All proceeds go to the 2018-2019 Amity Boys Ice Hockey team. Thanks for your support!

Sponsorship opportunities are available, but the deadline is TODAY.

Click HERE to Register

May 232018
 

The Orange Budget Referendum passed 217-31.

The $70 million budget includes Amity, Orange Board of Education and the Town of Orange.

BMA Announces Stephen Sondheim Award Nominees

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May 212018
 

For many years, Amity Regional High School participated in the Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards program, and year after year it received numerous nominations and prizes, and twice won the lead actor award: John Jorge for Les Miserables and Alli Kramer for Legally Blonde.

The CHSMTA program, now extinct, after its creator retired, left Amity in Limbo — Would there be a way to honor the hard work of Connecticut’s High School Theater programs.

In comes Orange native, Amity Grad Connor Deane to the rescue — Read On!

Broadway Method Academy (BMA), in association with the Shubert Theatre of New Haven and Westport Country Playhouse, is proud to announce the nominees for the Stephen Sondheim Awards. The black-tie gala will take place on June 4 at 7:30 pm at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven, CT.  The program’s mission is to recognize excellence in high school musical theater.

BMA Executive Directors, Connor Deane & J. Scott Handley announced today that Hamilton’s Solea Pfeiffer (Eliza Hamilton) and Ryan Vasquez will host the 2018 black-tie gala.

“We are thrilled to partner with two organizations that have contributed so much to the American theater,” said Deane. “We are looking forward to bringing some of Broadway’s brightest talents to share this special night with the next generation of musical theater performers,” Deane said that over the next two weeks BMA would utilize their social media channels to announce the Broadway presenters.

Over the past eight months, a panel of judges attended performances by the following 14 (fourteen) high schools:

Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School

Suffield Academy

West Warwick High School

Notre Dame High School

North Kingstown High School

Trumbull High School

Branford High School

Newtown High School

Darien High School

Nonnewaug High School

Cheshire High School

Amity Regional High School

Shelton High School

Immaculate High School

The panel of judges was comprised of performing arts educators, entertainment professionals and Broadway performers & designers. On May 19, these judges met for a final discussion and a review of highlights from each high school performance to subsequently create nominations.

The nominees for the 2018 Stephen Sondheim Awards are …

*Amity received 8 nominations in the 10 available categories.

Best Scenic Design

Isabel Adolphe – Heathers – Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School

Justin Mossa – Footloose – Darien High School

Bobby Marcinauskis – Legally Blonde – Shelton High School

Todd Perrin, Dan Reilly and Nina Soriano– Les Miserables – Newtown High School

Best Costume Design

Sophie Howard – Footloose – Darien High School

Kira Turlington – Heathers – Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School

Marissa Proto – The Addams Family – Amity Regional High School

Best Lighting Design

Alicia Foster – Heathers – Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School

Emily Marcinauskis – Legally Blonde – Shelton High School

Oak Chaisathaporn – Hairspray – Suffield Academy

James Gallo – Curtains – Trumbull High School

Dean Jones – Footloose – Nonnewaug High School

Bobby Gaffney- Les Miserables – Newtown High School

Best Supporting Actor

Michael Hoadley – Shrek – Pinocchio – Branford High School

Antonio Mantero – Into the Woods – Mysterious Man – Notre Dame

Callum Zak – Legally Blonde – Kyle/Chad/Dewey – Shelton High School

Thomas Leonard – Curtains – Christopher Belling – Trumbull High School

Ryan Kennedy – Addams Family – Lucas – Amity High School


Best Supporting Actress

Alex Hernandez – Shrek – Dragon – Branford High School

Marina Kolistas – Grease – Patty Simcox – Immaculate HS

Molly Schalenghe – Legally Blonde – Brooke – Shelton

Madison LaPlante – Shrek – Dragon – West Warwick

Ainsley Lugal – Legally Blonde – Serena – Shelton High School

Best Choreography

Andrea Kennedy – The Addams Family – Amity Regional High School

Emily Frangipane – Footloose – Darien High School

Matthew Farina – Grease – Immaculate High School

Katherine Sedlock – Legally Blonde – Shelton High School

Mia White – Hairspray – Suffield Academy

John Carter – Merrily We Roll Along – Cheshire High School

Best Direction

Rob and Andrea Kennedy – The Addams Family – Amity Regional High School

Tim Sorenson – Footloose – Darien High School

Matthew Farina – Grease – Immaculate High School

Fiona Bryson, Katherine Sedlock, Justin Zenchuk – Legally Blonde – Shelton High School

Thomas Dugan – Hairspray – Suffield Academy

Richard Marchetti – Shrek – West Warwick High School

Best Actor

Marty Gnidula – Addams Family – Uncle Fester – Amity High School

Grady Allen – Footloose – Willard – Darien High School

Joshua Cocuzzo – Footloose – Ren – Nonnewaug

Cooper Cardone – Beauty and the Beast – Beast – North Kingstown

Connor Wall – Legally Blonde – Emmett Forrest – Shelton

Max Weiner – Hairspray – Edna Turnblad – Suffield Academy

Matt Sullivan – Legally Blonde – Professor Callahan – Shelton High School

Best Actress

Alaina Dwyer – Addams Family – Alice Beineke – Amity High School

Lexi Staubi – Footloose – Ariel – Darien High School

Teah Renzi – Les Miserables – Eponine – Newtown High School

Kyla Hackett – Legally Blonde – Elle Woods – Shelton High School

Jacqueline Mate – Curtains – Georgia – Trumbull High School

Mia White – Hairspray – Velma Von Tussel – Suffield Academy

Lilli Querker – Addams Family – Pugsley Addams – Amity High School

Best Musical

Hairspray – Suffield Academy

Shrek – West Warwick High School

Footloose – Darien High School

The Addams Family – Amity Regional High School

Legally Blonde – Shelton High School

Grease – Immaculate High School

BMA is thrilled to partner with the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation to present more than $4,000 in cash scholarships to deserving students who submitted auditions and written responses pertaining to how theater has influenced their lives.

Tickets for the gala are $35 per person and are currently on-sale through the Shubert box office or Ticketmaster.

The gala will be music directed by Jad Bernardo and will feature choreography by Julie Kavanagh and Audra Bryant. Weston G. Wetzel serves as Director of Production.

ABOUT BROADWAY METHOD ACADEMY

Broadway Method Academy is a non-profit organization that offers a premier musical theatre-training program and provides the essential tools for young artists in acting, singing, and dancing. BMA also connects children and teens that are passionate about the arts with some of Broadway’s top talents and guest instructors. BMA’s goal is to create a thriving artistic atmosphere where students can create lasting friendships and develop skills they will use forever. 

ABOUT THE SHUBERT THEATRE

Opened in 1914, the Shubert Theatre in the New Haven earned the title “The Birthplace of the Nation’s Greatest Hits” by staging over 300 shows that later opened in New York. Although the Shubert is best known for its Broadway presentations, the theatre has played host to the greatest artists of ballet, opera, classical music, jazz, big bands and popular solo artists – a tradition that continues today. The Shubert Theatre is owned and operated by CAPA—A Connecticut Not-For-Profit Organization. CAPA is one of America’s most respected theatre managers and diverse arts and entertainment presenters. In addition to the legendary Shubert Theatre in New Haven, CAPA is owner/operator of downtown Columbus, Ohio’s magnificent historic theatres (Ohio Theatre, Palace Theatre, Southern Theatre) and manager of the contemporary Riffe Center Theatre Complex and Lincoln Theatre.

ABOUT WESTPORT COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE

The mission of Westport Country Playhouse is to enrich, enlighten, and engage the community through the power of professionally produced theater worth talking about and the welcoming experience of the Playhouse campus. The not-for-profit Playhouse provides this experience in multiple ways by offering: Live theater experiences of the highest quality, under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos; educational and community engagement events to further explore the work on stage; the New Works Circle Initiative, a program dedicated to the discovery, development, and production of new live theatrical works; programs for students and teachers with extensive curriculum support material; Script in Hand play readings to deepen relationships with audiences and artists; the renowned Woodward Internship Program during the summer months for aspiring theater professionals; Family Festivities presentations to delight young and old alike and to promote reading through live theater; youth performance training and performance opportunities through Broadway Method Academy, WCP’s resident conservatory; and the beautiful and historic Playhouse campus open for enjoyment and community events year-round.

Amity Varsity Sports Schedule for This Week May 21-27

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May 202018
 

The regular season is winding down and for many teams, this is the final week of games before the playoffs. For others, the SCC Championships have begun.

Here is this weeks Varsity schedule:

Monday, May 21

Boys and Girls Track SCC Championships, AWAY at Lyman Hall 2 p.m.

Girls Golf vs Greenwich, AWAY at Griffith E Harris Golf Course 3:45 p.m.

Baseball vs Norwich Free Academy, HOME at Amity 4 p.m.

Softball vs Mercy, HOME at Amity 4 p.m.

Boys Volleyball vs Xavier, HOME at Amity 5:15 p.m.

Tuesday, May 22

Boys Golf vs. Daniel Hand, HOME at The Tradition at Oak Lane C.C., Woodbridge 2:45 p.m.

Girls Golf vs. Lauralton Hall, HOME at Race Brook C.C., Orange 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 23

Boys Golf vs Hamden, AWAY at Laurel View C.C. 2:30 p.m.

Girls Golf vs Lauralton Hall, AWAY at Oronoque C.C. 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 24

Girls Golf vs Suffield, HOME at Race Brook C.C. Orange 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 27

Amity Ultimate Frisbee Tournament, HOME at Amity High School 9:00 a.m.

Spartans Final Regular Season Games Postponed To Monday at 4 p.m.

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May 202018
 

The Amity Spartans Varsity Baseball team will play its final game of the regular season on Monday, May 21 at Amity.

The Spartans will face off against Norwich Free Academy at 4 p.m.

Sal Coppola’s boys have a 14-5 record so far this year and will be going to the playoffs for sure.

The Softball team will take on Mercy at Amity at 4 p.m. The Girls are 16-3 so far and also have a good chance of going all the way.

Enjoy a little dry weather tomorrow afternoon and cheer them on.

 

Rep. Klarides Speaks to Junior State of America Members

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May 162018
 

Ryan Anastasio, Amity H.S., ECR Vice Mayor Patrick Burland, Amity H.S., State Rep. Themis Klarides, Melanie Lust, Staples H.S., Lindsay Dry, Staples H.S.

House Republican Leader Themis Klarides recently was the keynote speaker for the Northeast Junior State of America event that took place in Stamford. Rep. Klarides talked about the legislative session and the importance of young adults becoming involved in politics.

The Junior State of America is a student-run organization that cultivates democratic leadership skills, challenges one another to think critically, advocates their own opinions develop respect for opposing views and learns to rise above self-interest to promote the public good. JSA is committed to developing a diverse, cross-section of young leaders for a democratic society.

Boys Lacrosse: Amity Had A Tough Time Keeping Up With Notre Dame-West Haven

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May 152018
 

The Amity Spartans Boys Lacrosse Team was on the road for a match-up against the Green Knights at Notre Dame – West Haven on Monday afternoon.

The Spartans showed their skills in the first quarter, leading the Greenies 3-2, but then Notre Dame took over the game, in the second, scoring five goals to Amity’s one, taking a 7-4 lead.

Amity made plenty of shots and hit the rim several times, or saw goalie Khorbin Kern snatch the ball before it went in, preventing them from scoring in the third. Notre Dame netted three goals, advancing to a 10-4 lead.

The Green Knights continued their assault on Spartans Goalie Dane Walsh, making four more goals in the final quarter, but Amity was able to score one last goal in the fourth, ending the game at 14-5 Notre Dame.

Harrison Blume, Adam Cusano, Jay Perrotti, and Chris Bierezovic each scored for the Spartans.

Notre Dame-West Haven’s Ben Hassen led the Green Knights to victory with 5 goals and 2 assists.

Both of the Goalies fought hard during this battle. Amity’s Dane Walsh made 18 saves. Khorbin Kern made 15 saves for Notre Dame.

Records: Amity 5-10, Notre Dame 9-6.

 

 

Weather Permitting, of Course: This Week’s Amity Varsity Sports Schedule

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May 132018
 

The forecast is calling for quite a bit of rain this week, so as the Spring season draws to a close, the sports schedule for this week (May 14 – 20) may or may not go as follows:

Monday, May 14

Boys and Girls Track SCC East Sectional HOME at Amity 2 p.m.

SCC East Sectional Track Meet HOME at Amity 3:00 p.m.

Girls Golf vs St. Paul Catholic HOME at Race Brook Country Club, Orange 3:30 p.m.

Boys Tennis vs Fairfield Prep HOME at Amity 3:45 p.m.

Baseball vs Notre Dame-West Haven, AWAY at Quigley Stadium at 4 p.m.

Softball vs Cheshire HOME at Amity at 4:00 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse vs Notre Dame-West Haven, AWAY at Veteran’s Stadium at 5:15 p.m.

Boys Volleyball vs Kolbe Cathedral HOME at Amity 5:15 p.m.

Tuesday, May 15

Boys Golf vs Daniel Hand HOME at Oak Lane Country Club, Woodbridge 2:45 p.m.

Girls Golf vs Cheshire AWAY at Southington Country Club at 3 p.m.

SCC West Sectional Track Meet HOME at Amity at 3 p.m.

Girls lacrosse vs Lauralton Hall AWAY at Lauralton Hall 3:45 p.m.

Baseball vs Norwich Free Academy HOME at Amity 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 16

Girls Golf vs Lauralton Hall AWAY at Oronoque Country Club, Milford at 2:30 p.m.

Boys Golf vs Fairfield Prep and Sheehan AWAY at the Patterson Club, Fairfield 3:15 p.m.

Boys Tennis vs Daniel Hand AWAY at Daniel Hand 3:45 p.m.

Girls Tennis vs Mercy AWAY at Watrous Park, Cromwell at 3:45 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse vs North Haven HOME at Amity at 4 p.m.

Boys Volleyball vs Xavier HOME at Amity at 5:15 p.m.

Baseball vs Sheehan HOME at Old Tavern Park Complex in Orange at 7 p.m.

Softball vs Mercy HOME at Old Tavern Park Complex in Orange at 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 17

Boys Golf vs Sheehan AWAY at Farms Country Club at 2:30 p.m.

Boys SCC Novice Track Meet AWAY at Daniel Hand at 3 p.m.

Girls SCC Novice Track Meet AWAY at North Haven at 3 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse vs Branford HOME at Amity at 3:45 p.m.

Friday, May 18

Baseball vs Cheshire AWAY at Cheshire High School at 4 p.m.

Boys Volleyball vs Shelton AWAY at Shelton High School at 6 p.m.

Sunday, May 20

Softball vs North Haven HOME at Old Tavern Park Complex in Orange at 4 p.m.

 

 

UPDATE: What Happened to The Amity Budget Referendum???

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May 082018
 

It’s after 10 p.m. and for the first time in more than 20 years, I can’t nail down anyone who can give me the results from all three towns.

Well, I know we’ll know tomorrow.

In the meantime, I can say for certain that the Budget Referendum PASSED in ALL 3 Towns.

Sleep Well, I’ll post the numbers ASAP tomorrow.

JUST IN: Orange results, 285 yes, 101 no.

Supt. Charles Dumais posted this on Twitter:

Amity Referendum passes with largest YES percentage in more than a decade! Thank you voters!

Bethany – 65% YES

Orange – 77% YES

Woodbridge – 69% YES

Which is great, but no actual yes AND no numbers.

Know What You’re Voting For At The Amity Budget Referendum On Tuesday

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May 072018
 

The proposed budget for the Amity Regional School District, comprised of Amity High School and Amity Middle Schools in Orange and Bethany will go to a tri-town Referendum vote on Tuesday, May 8. 

Longtime Orange residents know that your town pays the highest percentage (more than half of the total) of the three member towns because nearly twice as many Orange residents attend these schools than either of the others.

The budget allocations are as follows:                                         

                                  Students      % Allocation 

 Bethany                      429            19.290% 

 Orange                     1,116             50.180% 

 Woodbridge               679             30.530% 

 Total                        2,224           100.000% 

                                   2017‐2018           2018‐2019

Bethany                  $9,495,632            $9,295,901     

Orange                   $24,017,483            $24,181,870     

Woodbridge           $14,737,047            $14,712,485      

Other Sources        $    189,001             $    836,279  

Total                      $48,439,163            $49,026,535    

Hard copies of the budget are available at each of the member towns’ libraries and Town Halls and the District Officeof the Amity Regional School District. 

The total budget request of $49,026,535 is an increase of $587,372 or 1.21% more than the current budget.                                     

                  Budget Summary: 

            Expenditures by Category 

Category            2018‐2019 

Salaries          $25,985,048 

Benefits         $  6,092,697 

Purchased Services        $  8,495,258 

Debt Service          $  4,595,576 

Supplies         $  2,978,862 

Equipment         $     380,655 

Building & Site Improvements        $     181,000 

Contingency          $     150,000 

Dues & Fees          $     167,439 

Total Budget          $49,026,535 

Increase of 1.21% 

The referendum will take place at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, on Tuesday, May 8 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Visit the District #5 Website to view the entire budget and to see a detailed explanation of the budget prior to voting.