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Local Classroom School Supplies Fundraising Opportunity

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Sep 112017
 

If you’re a teacher in the local area then you know how limited school funding is for classroom supplies. In some cases just $1 per student.

The Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, wants to help.

For the months of September and October, the business is offering all teachers the opportunity to raise a little extra money for their classroom supplies.

Here’s how it could work:

Set up a Happy Hour party at Orange Ale House. Owner Jim Hassenmayer will provide unlimited Free pizza and a free beverage (select beers, house wines, and various drinks included) for each of the guests.

YOU sell tickets for whatever price you’re comfortable with, ie $8, $10, $12, $15 Etc. Also maybe do a raffle.

You collect the money, you keep the money. It’s an after work party that can raise some needed money for classroom school supplies. That’s it. No obligation or minimum required.

To book one, email Lindsey at events@orangealehouse.com or call 203-795-0707 or simply stop in.

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: Once you’ve set a date, send an e-mail to orangectlive01@gmail.com and we will help get the word out to the entire community for you. 

Amity Varsity Sports schedule 9-11 to 9-16

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Sep 112017
 

Following is the Amity Varsity Sports Schedule for the coming week.

Home competitions denoted in Bold.

Monday, Sept. 11, 2017

V Boys Soccer v. Foran Away at Foran High School – Turf Field  6:15 p.m

V Girls Swimming and Diving v. Sheehan Away – Sheehan HS Pool  5:00 p.m.

V Girls Volleyball v. Daniel Hand Home – Paul D. Mengold Gymnasium at Amity Regional High School  6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017

V Boys Cross Country v. Fairfield Prep  Home – Fitzgerald Trail – Woodbridge  4:00 p.m.

V Girls Cross Country v. Lauralton Hall  Away – Eisenhower Park  4:00 p.m.

V Field Hockey v. North Haven  Away – North Haven Athletic Complex  3:45 p.m.

V Girls Soccer v. Daniel Hand  Home – Amity High School – Field # 3  4:00 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017

V Boys Soccer v. Daniel Hand  Home – Amity High School – Field # 3  4:00 p.m.

V Field Hockey v. Lyman Hall  Home – Amity High School  4:00 p.m.

V Girls Soccer v. Shelton  Away – Shelton High School Finn Stadium  7:00 p.m.

V Girls Swimming and Diving v. Lyman Hall  Home – Orange Community Center Pool  7:20 p.m.

V Girls Volleyball v. Foran  Away – Edna L. Fraser Gymnasium   5:00 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 15, 2017

V Football v. Fairfield Prep  Away – Rafferty Stadium, Fairfield University  6:00 p.m.

V Girls Soccer v. Hamden  Away – HHS Turf Field #1  5:00 p.m.

V Girls Volleyball v. Lyman Hall  Away – Lyman Hall High School Gymnasium  5:15 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017

V Boys Cross Country Wilton Invitational  Away – Allens Meadows Park

V Girls Cross Country Wilton Invitational  Away – Allen’s Meadow Park

Amity Alum Jordan D’Onofrio Kickin’ It At West Conn

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Sep 102017
 

Following Western Connecticut State University’s come-from-behind victory at Hartwick College on Saturday, sophomore kicker Jordan D’Onofrio of Orange was honored by the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference as Special Teams Players of the Week.
D’Onofrio went 6-of-7 in extra point attempts, including the tie-breaking try with 1:46 left in the Colonials’ 48-47 comeback victory over Hartwick College. Averaged 36 yards on a pair of punts.

Amity Football: Not A Bad Start To The Season

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Sep 092017
 

The Amity Spartans Varsity Football Team played against the Harding Presidents in Woodbridge under the Friday night lights and the glow of the waning Gibbous moon with a full crowd in the stands. The Amity Army en masse, Dance Team looking sharp in new uniforms and our brand new cheerleading squad offering just the right amount of enthusiasm.

Coach Ted Czepiga must have been practicing the 2017 team hard. They came on strong, scoring the first (and second) touchdowns of the game, and holding onto their lead never letting Harding get too close.

A few standout Amity players were seniors Chris Butler, Luke Smith, Ryan Sabo, Matt Weidenfeller and kicker Jordan Conn.

The Spartans won this game 24-14. Let’s hope the season continues like this.

Here are your 2017 Amity Spartans:

3 Dan Beckwith OLB, RB Junior

4 Jake Forchetti WR, DB  Sophomore

5 Chris Butler  WR  Senior

7 Quinton Tilghman  QB, OLB Sophomore

9 Andy Gnidula TE, DB Sophomore

10 Luke Smith WR, DB Senior

11 Jamie Genovese  RB, LB  Sophomore

12 James Laubstein QB Sophomore

13 Paul Buda WR, DB Senior

14 Rayshon Jacobs RB, DB Sophomore

15 Ryan Sabo (Captain) OLB, RB Senior

20 Jack Figuly WR, CB Sophomore

21 AJ Pocwierz WR, CB Sophomore

22 Matt Weidenfeller CB, WR Senior

23 Alex Ablozhey WR, LB  Sophomore

24 Clayton Fischman WR, LB Senior

25 Sam Sachs  RB, LB Sophomore

27 Jordan Conn, K, PK  Senior

28 Mike Allen TE, DL Senior

35 Bryce Feltman TE, DL  Senior

50 Daniel Cavanagh  OL, DL Sophomore

52 Gabe Lipsitz OL, LB junior

54 Brendan Dizenzo OL, DL Senior

55 Elis Feola (captain) OL, DL Senior

58 Joe Digello OL, DL Sophomore

60 Bryant Esparo  OL, DL  Senior

61 Sam Papelo  OL, DL Freshman

64 John Healey OL, DL  Sophomore

66 John Benanto  OL, DL  Senior

68 Jeremiah Schmidtke OL, DL  Sophomore

72 Ryan Biagetti OL, DL  Junior

73 Janek Olofsson  OL, DL  Sophomore

76 Mekhl Ellis  OL, DL  Sophomore

78 Justin Griffin  OL, DL  Junior

81 Nico Semmonella TE, DL Sophomore

84 Quentin Pitter WR, DB Senior

86 Ricky Fagan WR, DB Senior

87 Adam Boyle Junior

89 Mike Dimatteo Senior

Kennedy Reveals This Year’s Amity Spring Musical

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Sep 082017
 

The Amity Creative Theater Department, under the direction of Rob and Andrea Kennedy, has been delighting audiences for years with its spectacular Spring Musical presentations.

In the past, we’ve seen “Rent,” “Chicago,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Les Miserables,” “Legally Blonde,” “Tarzan,” “Into the Woods,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “In the Heights” and so many others.

The choice of the musical is always a highly guarded secret, and this year, Kennedy decided to share the announcement LIVE on Facebook.

Watch the big reveal HERE

They’re creepy and they’re kooky,
mysterious and spooky,
They’re all together ooky,
The Addams Family

Yes, Folks, The Addams Family will grace the Amity stage in April. As always, be smart and get your tickets the second they go on sale because they go quickly — no kidding!

 

Don’t Procrastinate, Get Your Tickets Now For The Jamie A. Hulley Evening For The Arts

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Sep 082017
 

Have you gotten your tickets for Saturday’s Evening for The Arts Gala yet? If you are planning on going, please, if possible, buy your tickets in advance so organizers can plan for food and drinks for the pre-show party.

Exceptional Auction prizes include Sky Box seats for the Yankee-Oriole game on Sept. 15, an opportunity to laugh with Jimmy Fallon, or relax at Kennebunkport next July … BUT YOU HAVE TO BE AT THE Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation’s Evening for the Arts gala on Saturday, September 9, 2017 to win! (Tickets WILL be available at the door too).

 

Come and enjoy a trip back to the 80’s with RUBIX KUBE: The Eighties Strike Back Show as well as the talents of the Foundation family Amity CreativeTheaterBroadway Method Academy, and Square Foot Theatre Company. Complimentary beverages and dessert bar and lots more silent auction, raffle, and mystery bag goodies to be won.

Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door. Call The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University Box Office at 203-254-4010.

The Evening for the Arts Gala 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, CT, resident Jamie Alaine Hulley. All proceeds from the Gala go to support the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation, which sponsors scholarships, educational programs and grants in the arts throughout Connecticut, especially in the greater New Haven and Fairfield counties.

If you have children or grandchildren, nieces or nephews in school, chances are the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation has helped or will help to enrich their lives in some way.

The foundation’s presence has its greatest impact in the BOW elementary schools and the Amity Middle and High Schools. Students in all six elementary schools and the two Amity Middle Schools have benefitted from the foundation’s arts educational programs, including a start-up grant for the Spartan Players theater club on the Bethany campus. At Amity High School, the foundation sponsors a visiting artist series in studio art, music, and theatre; the Memory Project, Mugs for Mankind, storytelling SLAM, as well as Amity Creative Theatre’s fall play and spring musical.

In 2015, a total of nine Amity graduates were recipients of four-year partial college scholarships to study art or theatre.

For information on the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation, visit www.jamiehulleyartsfund.org, call (203) 891-8869, or email: jamieart@snet.net.

Hey, Amity Class of ’67, It’s Time For Your 50th Reunion

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Sep 072017
 

The Amity Class of 67 50th Reunion will take place at Zandri’s Stillwood Inn, 1074 S Colony Road, Wallingford, on Saturday, Oct. 21 from  6 -11 p.m.

The cost is $67 per person and includes, DJ, open bar, and buffet dinner.

There also is an informal get-together Friday evening at Harry’s Sports Grill, Best Western Plus North Haven Hotel, 201 Washington Ave., North Haven, Ct from 7-10 p.m.

On Saturday afternoon, the reunion committee is offering a tour of the high school at 1 pm

See us on Facebook: Amity 67 reunion

For more information, contact Betsy Gandelman Fiske at betsygfiske@gmail.com, Debbie Ledewitz Farber at dftenace@aol.com or contact organizers at amity67reunion@gmail.com

Send checks to Diane Rosner, 229 Shagbark Drive, Derby, Ct 06418

A Heavy Schedule of Home Games At Amity on Friday

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Sep 062017
 

 

Friday, Sept. 8

A file photo from 2013.

Girls Cross Country Black and Gold  Home – Fitzgerald Trail – Woodbridge 3:30 p.m.

Boys Soccer v. Shelton Home – Amity High School – Field # 3  3:45 p.m.

V Girls Volleyball v. Staples  Home – Amity Regional High School  5:30 p.m.

Football v. Harding  Home – William Johnson Football Field @ Amity HS  7:00 p.m.

 

This Week In Amity HS Sports – Varsity Schedule

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Aug 282017
 

The 2017-18 school year has begun and that means Sports!

Tuesday, August 29

V Boys Soccer v. Trumbull (Scrim.) Away – The Pit  4:00 p.m.

A meeting for all Fall Captains and Captain’s Parents will take place in the Lecture Hall on Tuesday, August 29 at 6 p.m.

Thursday, August 31

V Girls Soccer v. Guilford (Scrim.) Away – Cox School Field – Guilford 3:45 p.m.

Friday, September 1

V Girls Volleyball v. Newtown (Scrim.) Away 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 2

V Boys Soccer Jamboree  Home – Amity High School  9:00 a.m.

V Field Hockey v. New Fairfield (Scrim.) Away  8:30 a.m.

V Girls Soccer Shelton Jamboree  Away – Shelton High School  9:00 a.m.

File photo

Welcome Back: Amity Regional High School Hosts Spartan Stories

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Aug 252017
 

For the second consecutive year, Amity Regional High School will welcome students back on Monday, August 28, with a celebration of the return to school. 

While incoming 9th graders participate in the annual Link Crew Orientation Program, 10th-12th graders will listen to successful alumni speak about how they have used the skills and tools they developed at Amity Regional High School to make their dreams become reality. 

A committee of teachers, administrators, and students organized and created the Spartan Stories programming.  

Students also will participate in small-group activities to help build a sense of community, get everyone excited for the school year, and celebrate being Spartans.

The 2017 Alumni Speakers are:

Jeremy Benson, Amity Class of 1997

After graduating from Amity in 1997 Jeremy earned a degree at St. Michael’s College in Vermont before heading west to answer the call of the mountains.  Today he is a big mountain and back-country skier and writer who lives in Tahoe City, California. 

In addition to appearing in several skiing films and advertisements, Jeremy has written articles and reviews for countless ski magazines and online publications, including Skiing, Mountain, and ESPN.  Jeremy is sponsored by Volkl Skis, Marker, Pret Helmets, Dalbello Boots, Alpine Meadows, Hestra Gloves, and more.

Jeremy recently published Mountain Bike:  Tahoe, a comprehensive guide to mountain bike trails in the Lake Tahoe region.  His next book, which will be released this fall, is a guidebook to back-country skiing in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. 

Earlier this month Jeremy came in first in his division in the grueling Downieville Classic cross-country mountain bike race near Lake Tahoe.

Jeff Gitelman, Amity Class of 2000

After graduating from Amity Jeff Gitelman attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, and from there has gone on to find great success in the music industry. 

In addition to working as the guitarist in Alicia Keys’ band for two years, he has played with Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder, Justin Timberlake, and a host of others.  

He is currently riding an impressive wave of success, living in Los Angeles and writing and producing songs and albums for the likes of Chance the Rapper, J. Cole, A$AP Ferg, Trey Songz, Jeremih, and Frank Ocean.  

Jeff has a history of giving back to Amity and sharing his success with students. 

When he was inducted into Amity’s Hall of Honor in 2015, Jeff taught some master classes and spoke at length with our students.  He was so energized by the interaction with the students that he was inspired to create The Duality School of Music – an after-school program that will meet here at Amity. 

Jeff will be flying to Connecticut each week from early October to early December to teach Duality students about recording and engineering and about the art of collaboration in composition, performance, and production.