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Support the Arts: Four By Four Will Put On An Awesome Show

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Jul 262016
 

FourByFour-textFairfield University Quick Center for the Arts hosts “FOUR by FOUR – A Tribute to the Legendary Music of the Beach Boys, Beatles, Bee Gees and Motown,” Saturday, September 10.

The performance is part of The Evening for the Arts Gala, which benefits the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the educational enrichment and professional development of young artists and early career professionals, and created in the memory of Orange resident Jamie Alaine Hulley.

“FOUR by FOUR – A Tribute to the Legendary Music of the Beach Boys, Beatles, Bee Gees and Motown” — an exhilarating musical revue of hits songs from four of the most iconic musical styles of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s — headlines the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation’s fourteenth annual Evening for the Arts Gala Benefit on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

The performance begins at 7 p.m. and is preceded by an Evening for the Arts reception at 6 p.m., which includes complimentary wine and beer, light hors d’oeuvres and silent and live auctions. Tickets are available through the Quick Center Box Office: 203-254-4010, or toll-free 1-877- ARTS-396. (1-877- 278-7396). Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the door.

“FOUR by FOUR” hails from Las Vegas and is the brainchild of the same creative team that brought OH WHAT NIGHT! to last year’s Hulley Foundation event. This exciting and nostalgic music revue is conceived and directed by award-winning Broadway producer/director Michael Chapman, written by Motown producer George Solomon, and choreographed by Paul Holmquist.

The show features some of the most memorable songs from the California surfing scene, the British Invasion, the Disco decade, and Detroit city’s Motown – FOUR electrifying musical performances in ONE extraordinary night of entertainment!

“Everyone is sure to be singing along to the music and on their feet dancing – this music makes everyone feel good!” said Judy Primavera, co-founder and president of the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation. “There is something for everyone – it’s a real musical smorgasbord of classic hits songs from three decades.”

FOUR by FOUR thrills its audiences with their vocal perfection, great choreography, humorous banter, and music-inspired costume changes as they perform some of the most memorable songs of our time including Good Vibrations, She Love You, Staying Alive, and My Girl. The Gala also showcases the talents of young aspiring performers involved in the foundation’s programs at Square Foot Theatre in Wallingford, Amity High School’s Creative Theatre, and Broadway Method Academy in Fairfield. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening is Jared Brown, Artistic Director of Square Foot Theatre with Rob and Andrea Kennedy, Directors of Amity Creative Theatre, serving as co-hosts and auctioneers.

The Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the educational enrichment and professional development of young artists and early career professionals, was founded to celebrate the memory of the late Jamie Alaine Hulley. All proceeds from the Gala are dedicated to scholarships, educational programs and grants in the arts throughout Connecticut especially in the greater New Haven and Fairfield counties.

Since the foundation’s creation in 2002, nearly $700,000 in scholarships and grants have been awarded which have touched the lives of thousands of area youth each year. For information on the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation, visit www.jamiehulleyartsfund.org, call 203-891-8869, or e-mail: [email protected].

Orange Resident/Film Major Lauren Ide Seeks Help With Senior Thesis

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Jul 222016
 

12341096_10207937713107969_8091233039572608427_nOrange resident Lauren Ide is a film major with a double minor in broadcast and producing at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

“As I approach my senior year of school, I am entering into producing my final film project of my college career and am turning to you for your help,” Ide wrote on a gofundme page for her Senior Thesis project.

Ide’s short film, “Unheard,” is about young Emily, a local small town girl who goes missing from home. Having left her hearing aids behind, she is left to wander the unknown of the world. With only a few dollars to her name, Emily struggles with her inability to hear.

See more about her college project at https://www.gofundme.com/UnheardtheShort

The funding for this project will be going toward town/location permits, art direction, craft services, and travel compensation for the actors.

“Thank you in advanced for all of your contributions, even the smallest donation will mean the world to me and the rest of my crew. Any amount will help my small idea, turn into the short film I can only dream it will become,” she wrote.

Amity Middle School Parents/Guardians, Don’t Miss This Workshop

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Jul 202016
 

Amity Students Make 3D Drone at UNH Camp

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Jul 182016
 

3ddroneTeenagers from several local high schools including West Haven are participating in an engineering camp at the University of New Haven this week and next week.

One of the very visual things they are doing is constructing drones on 3-D printing machines. They will then compete for the best drone – the one that can complete certain tasks.  To do this, they have to learn software used by industry. Camp is sponsored by Sikorsky.

 

There are 25 students participating and they have interesting things to say about their projects. They are from:

Amity Regional High School

Sheehan High School

Foran High School

North Haven High School

Lyman Hall High School

Maloney High School

Cheshire High School

West Haven High School

East Haven HS

Eli Whitney Tech

Trumbull High School

Wallingford Schools

New Canaan

Fairfield Ludlowe High School

and not so local schools:

Fuzhou No.1 High School — China

Eagle Ridge Middle School (Ashburn, Va).

 

There also are five teachers participating in the program. They are from:

Platt Technical High School (Milford)

Joseph Mello Middle School, East Haven,

East Haven High School

Fuzhou No.1 High School (China)

 

 

Case Memorial Library Hosts “Ready … Set … Read!”

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Jun 252016
 


IMG_2353The Case Memorial Library recently began its summer reading program “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” for children entering pre-school through grade five.

To get the preschoolers excited about reading, they introduced an entertaining program by former Peck Place Principal, Orange Resident, Singer Songwriter Al deCant and his hour long high-energy show called “Ready…Set…Read!” on Thursday, June 23.

His show included catchy music, awesome stories, and a generous helping of audience participation that was perfect for preschoolers, lower grade students and their families!

About The Children’s Summer Reading Program

The summer reading game runs from June 16-August 19.

Children entering pre-school through fifth grade are invited to come to the library to register or sign up online at http://tinyurl.com/cmlchildsrp2016 and receive a drawstring bag.  When participants have read their first book, they will choose and decorate a game piece and pin it to the Summer Reading Game Board.

Game pieces will be moved from one area of the Board to the next with each book read.  Read three books and receive a temporary tattoo.  Read five books and complete one activity from the library’s “Choose Your Challenge” activity list (or make up your own!)

Then, stop by the library, pick up a science kit, and get entered into the Summer Reading Grand Prize Raffle of your choosing.

Students entering grade 6 may choose to participate in either “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” or the teen summer reading program, “Get in the Game – Read!”

Looking For A Dance School? Enjoy A Free Day At Top Hat

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Jun 252016
 

13501668_1032814870129980_7663142000757363823_nThis seems to be the time of year when parents begin looking for fun, educational activities for their children, such as martial arts, sports clinics or dance schools.

This Saturday you have an opportunity to discover what many Orange residents already know, and that is how much fun and exercise your child can experience at a small, award winning dance school just beyond the Orange town line.

The Top Hat Dance Academy, 375 Morgan Lane, Units 407-408, West Haven, is offering a FREE Day of Dance.

It’s their way of giving back to the community, bringing a smile to children’s faces and sharing their love of dance with the youngsters.

No experience is necessary, it’s all about dancing and having fun.

The event is Saturday, June 25: ages 3-5, 11 a.m. -noon; ages 6-9, noon – 1 p.m. and ages 10 and up, 1 – 2 p.m.

Wear sneakers and comfortable clothes.

Call 203-932-4149 or send a message on their Facebook page to reserve your spot.

 

Amity Graduation: The Thrill of Victory, The Sadness of Saying Good-Bye

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Jun 222016
 

Here are a few photos of our Amity Grads tossing their caps, posing with their families, friends and teammates and saying good-bye to the Black and Yellow forever.

Amity Grad Photos: Students With Diplomas (Last 39) Last Names Th to Zh

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Jun 202016
 

It seemed to take forever, but here are the final 39 photos of the Amity Graduates with their diplomas from the Wednesday, June 15 Commencement Ceremony in Woodbridge.

The last names of these students begin with Th to Zh. Congratulations Class of 2016!

Amity Graduation Photos: Students Last Names Begin With Sc to Te

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Jun 202016
 

One more group to go…

This is the second to the last photo spread of Amity High School grads with their diplomas from the Wednesday June 15 Commencement Ceremony in Woodbridge.

I know that one or two students are missing – that is due to a visibility issue in place this year (never a problem in past years).

The Students in this grouping have last names that begin in the area of Sc to Te. I hope you are included.

Amity Graduation Photos: Students Last Names Begin With Pi to SC

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Jun 202016
 

Almost done

Here is the fifth set of Amity Grad Photos from the June 15 Commencement Ceremony at the High School.

The students pictured here have last names beginning with Pi to Sc.

If you do NOT see yourself (or your son or daughter) in this spread, and he or she should be. it is due to the location in which the professional portrait photographer chose to plant himself which eliminated 99% of the spontaneous photos that I normally would capture and caused the kids to bunch up and/or make a hasty exit after posing with their diplomas.