A reception will take place on July 6 from 5-7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
We all love the Amity Spring Musicals, the singing, the dancing, the acting, lighting, sets, and music, but evidently, the judges for the Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards (CHSMTA) thought that Guilford’s production of Sweeney Todd was just “this much” better.
Of its 13 nominations, including its eighth nomination for outstanding musical production, Amity took home one award and ONE very special recognition, but no trophy.
Our own Yuliya Faryna won the Outstanding Supporting Actress award for her role as Golde (the mother) in Fiddler on the Roof.
And CHSMTA founder Brett A. Bernardini took time out from the Outstanding Student Achievement announcements to recognize Amity’s Harrison Paek for his work in the Arts in Education Student Achievement category.
Even though Harrison didn’t receive an award, he did have an opportunity to make a very well thought out speech.
Maybe I’m just partial to our Amity students, but I believe Eric Greenbaum, Tevye from Fiddler on The Roof, brought the house down when he performed “If I Were A Rich Man.” Thunderous applause and a standing ovation followed his song. (Not all of the Lead Actor Nominees received the same awesome reaction). He is a winner in my eyes.
The cast performed the “dream” sequence, including the towering ghost, also getting a standing ovation from their peers and the entire audience.
What do they say, “It doesn’t matter if you win, just being nominated is enough.” (?)
Although we always hope for more, there was an awful lot of talent on the Palace Theater stage on Monday night and Amity was well represented. Principal Anna Mahon did a terrific job making an award presentation.
Congratulations to Yuliya and Harrison for your honors, and to everyone that won awards.
To the Amity Theater Department as a whole, congratulations on all of your nominations. You deserved every one.
Until next year.
The Orange Police sent out this announcement today:
On Tuesday, June 6, the boys go up against Danbury (10-9 last documented record on CIAC website) at Municipal Stadium in Waterbury at 7 p.m.
Get your mismatched socks ready once again because the 5th Annual 5K “Doc’s Race” is going to happen in Orange at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road in Orange, on Sunday, June 4 at 10 a.m.
Many local residents remember George “Doc” Whitney as a veterinarian in Orange, but in his later years, he was known for being an exceptional runner. “Doc” started running at the age of 80 and kept at it until his death in 2013, at the age of 94. He participated in just about every 5 K Race in Connecticut and many others throughout New England. He was truly an inspiration for everyone!
Doc was known for wearing mismatched socks and his fluorescent orange knit cap at the town’s Chilly Chili Run 5K.
Shortly after his death, Doc’s family requested that a 5K Race and 2 Mile Fitness Walk be held in his name every year in Orange. All of the proceeds will go to the George “Doc” Whitney Memorial Scholarship Fund.
In addition to the Race and Fitness Walk, there will be two “Fun Runs” for the kids at 9:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. before the actual race.
After May 20 and up until Race Day the fees are $27.00 for runners and $15.00 for runners under 12 and Fitness Walkers. All of the Kid’s Fun Run registration will be $6.
Early packet pickup and Late Registration will be available at the High Plains Community Center Pavilion on Saturday, June 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Registration on the day of the Race will begin at 7:30 a.m.
For more information, call Race Director, Joe Riccio, at 203 481-7453.
Come out on June 4 and join us to help keep “Doc” Whitney’s memory alive!
The Orange Police Department is proud to welcome Officer Frank Koshes to our ranks. Officer Koshes comes to us following a 25-year career with the Waterbury Police Department.
Officer Koshes holds an Associates Degree from Naugatuck Community College, A B.S. in Sociology (with a concentration in criminology) from Southern Ct. State University and a Masters in Criminal Justice from Boston University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy 224th session.
Officers Koshes held the rank of Captain in Waterbury and is an adjunct professor at POST University.
Officer Koshes will be assigned to the Patrol Division following field training.
Enjoy scrambled eggs, your choice of bacon or sausage, potato patties and all you can eat “Chip’s” pancakes prepared for you by the Orange Volunteer Firefighters. Orange juice, milk, coffee, and tea will also be served.
Prices are $8 for Adults, Children ages 6-12: $6. Age 5 and under are free with a paying adult.
Save $1.00 per person by purchasing advance tickets from any auxiliary member or at Knight’s Inc., 286 Boston Post Road., Orange.
All proceeds benefit the Orange Volunteer Fire Department.
For further information, contact Lynn Knight @ 203-795-5882, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at www.orangevfd.com
Attention Baseball Players!
The Orange Legion Program will be holding tryouts for high school and middle school players from Bethany, Orange, and Woodbridge on Tuesday, May 30 and Wednesday, May 31 at Brinley Field at the Old Tavern Road Complex.