Get Your Tickets NOW For An Afternoon For The Arts

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Oct 272021

The Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation offers the most amazing opportunities to students throughout the area.

The Foundation is named for the late Jamie Hulley, the daughter of Judy Primavera and Fred Hulley, an Amity grad who loved to create. she was a singer, dancer, actress, artist, and all around wonderful happy young woman.

Her parents keep her memory alive by offering scholarships and grant money to others who share her enthusiasm for music, the theater and many other artistic mediums.

The money to fund the foundation is provided by donations and the annual Arts Gala. The COVID pandemic hurt everyone in some way, and the foundation suffered last year when the Gala couldn’t take place due to health concerns.

But thanks to the science that brought us COVID Vaccines, and a better understanding of what preventive measures can be taken to keep everyone safe, the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation event is back!

This year’s An Afternoon for the Arts featuring Carole’s Kings, an all male Carole King Review featuring the music of “Beautiful” — “Locomotion,” “I Feel The Earth Move,” “So Far Away,” “One Fine Day,” “You’ve Got A Friend,” and so much more.

The fun family day will take place on Sunday, Nov. 7 at The Brady Center for the Performing Arts, Amity High School, 25 Newton Road, Woodbridge.

Doors open at 1 p.m. with a Lite Reception and Raffle Preview. The Show begins at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $45 each and can be purchased by clicking HERE 
or click on the AD in the Right Column of this site.
Your ticket purchase allows the foundation to continue to provide enrichment classes for young artists in all genres – music, dance, visual arts and theater. All proceeds will be dedicated to their educational programs, scholarships, and community projects throughout New Haven and Fairfield Counties.
Current CDC guidelines for indoor performances will be followed.
Please click this link to purchase your tickets in advance as part of our safety protocol.

About the Performers:

CAROLE’S KINGS is the world’s first all-male Carole King tribute. With lush orchestrations, witty banter, and a cast of three incredibly talented New York stage veterans, CAROLE’S KINGS is a dynamic act jam-packed with chart-topping sensations such as “The Locomotion,” “I Feel the Earth Move,” “You’ve Got A Friend,” and many more. An expanded set also includes songs by King’s friends and collaborators James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and Neil Sedaka. Recent performances have brought this act from venues like Caesars Palace and Celebrity, Princess and Norwegian Cruise Lines. Fun for the whole family!


$10,000 Matching Grant Challenge

To show our appreciation for your support, for every $25 you donate, you’ll receive one entry in our Match Challenge Appreciation Raffle for your choice of a $500 Visa or Amazon gift card . Donate $25 and you get one entry; donate $50 and you get two entries … You help us win the $10K matching funds and we will pay it forward to one lucky winner. Match Challenge Appreciation winner will be announced during our show.

Click HERE for the fundraising page.

From Woodbridge PD Chief Cappiello Regarding Amity Threat

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Oct 252021

Woodbridge Police Chief Frank Cappiello

Woodbridge Police Chief Frank Cappiello sent this press release out this afternoon to inform the public of the day’s activities at Amity High School.

This morning at approximately 9:30 a.m. Amity Regional High School administrative personnel notified the School Resource Officer that some students and staff had received e-mail messages indicating a possible threat on campus. The Woodbridge Police promptly responded, commenced an investigation, and quickly determined that there was no credible threat imminent to students and faculty.

The ARHS administration made a decision to “shelter in place”, which limits movement throughout the school, and immediately notified parents about the incident. The sharing of the suspicious e-mails amongst students, their parents, and the community via social media prompted the response of a large number of parents to the school to pick up their children.

The Woodbridge Police Department Investigative Services Unit is currently working with federal and state authorities to determine the origin of the threat. Members of the Connecticut State Police, the New Haven Police Department and the Orange Police Department assisted with a police presence at the school.

Amity Regional High School is safe and secure. There will be a police presence at the school for the remainder of the day, as well as an additional police presence at the school tomorrow.

Oct 252021

This morning an undisclosed number of Amity High School students and staff received a menacing message stating that there would be a shooting at noon today.

The message was poorly composed with capital and lower case letters with the appearance of a 1970s ransom note.

Editor’s notes: These are the sort of messages you will see originating  from nasties overseas with no punctuation marks, and misspellings (reciving, shootig, occir, and MEGA).

An accompanying photo of a handgun with another message stating “No ONE is SafE we cOmin for yoU AmitY you Will PayY”

Even though initially there was no way to know if this was a credible threat by an ill intentioned individual or a hoax by an insecure attention-seeking hacker, Amity administrators and law enforcement officials had no choice but to take it seriously and to do everything possible to keep everyone safe.

The Woodbridge Police were on site at the High School all day investigating the incident.

The job isn’t over after school lets out for the day. The Cyber crimes investigation will continue until authorities can determine the source of the messages. Was he or she a local citizen or a Russian cad looking to stir things up. Did it originate in North Korea or China?

The Woodbridge Police and other authorities have their hands full with this one, and the ne’re do well who caused all the ruckus today will pay dearly for the threat with jail time and fines, along with possible charges of threatening, breach of peace, etc.

Possible charges

Making criminal threats is a wobbler offense under PC 422, meaning it could be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony based on the severity of the crime and the individual’s criminal record.

A misdemeanor conviction carries up to 364 days in jail and up to $1,000 in fines, while a felony conviction is punishable by up to three years in prison and a maximum $10,000 fine.

Oct 252021

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Due to the threat posted earlier this morning via email message, Amity Athletic Director Ernie Goodwin has canceled today’s games to err on the side of caution.

He has the unenviable task of rescheduling the games at a future date in the coming weeks as the season comes to a close.

Monday’s events are all AWAY games that involve bus travel:

Field Hockey vs Guilford; Girls Volleyball vs Cheshire; Girls Soccer vs Shelton.

Shelter-In-Place At Amity High School

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Oct 252021

The Amity Superintendent sent this update regarding the situation at the High School following threatening e-mails received this morning.

“Amity Regional High School is currently in a Shelter-in-Place status. This means the exterior of the school building is locked down and no one can enter the building. Students will only be dismissed to a parent/guardian who must present ID at the front security. Students will move within the building between classes and lunch. Local police are on site and continuing the investigation. At this time, students should not be exiting the building on their own. Thank you for your cooperation and support while we continue the investigation.”

UPDATED: Amity High School On Alert Following Email Threat

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Oct 252021

This morning, Monday, Oct. 25, Amity Schools Supt. Jennifer Byars sent out a notice to parents regarding a threatening email message that some student and staff reportedly received.

In it she stated:

“Some Amity Regional High School staff and students received an email this morning that contained a threatening message. The Woodbridge Police Department responded immediately and are investigating. School staff are supporting the investigation. At this time, we believe students are safe and will continue to look into the matter. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.”

UPDATE: Parents are lining up to pick up their children after word went out on local TV News stations that the threatening e-mails contained images of guns.

This Week’s Amity Varsity Sports Schedules

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Oct 242021

Following are the Amity Varsity sports schedules for the week of Oct. 25-30.

Monday, Oct. 25

Field Hockey vs Guilford Away at Guilford High School-New Turf field
at 3:45 p.m

Girls Volleyball vs Cheshire Away at Cheshire High School-Gym West at 6:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer vs Shelton Away at Shelton High School-Finn Stadium
at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 26

Boys Soccer vs West Haven Home at Amity Stadium Field at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 27

Girls Volleyball vs Coginchaug Home at Amity Gymnasium at 5:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer vs Lauralton Hall Home at Amity Stadium Field at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 28

Unified Sports Soccer SCC Unified Soccer Jamboree Home Amity Stadium Field at 3:00 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 29

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Girls Volleyball vs East Lyme Away at East Lyme High School-North Gym. at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 30

Girls Swimming and Diving SCC Dive championship Away at Sheehan  HS Pool at 9:30 a.m.

Boys Cross Country CIAC Boys Cross Country Class LL Championship
Away – Wickham Park at 1:00 p.m.

Girls Cross Country CIAC Girls Cross Country Class LL Championship
Away – Wickham Park at 1:30 p.m.



Amity Swimmin’ Women Win Two

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Oct 222021

The Amity Girls Swimming and Diving team faced off with Hamden on Senior night in Orange on Oct. 15.
Amity won this meet 93-79

Amity’s Winning Events

200 Medley Relay 1:53.32 Amity – Lizzie Bodie, Marea Li, Grace Mahon, Katie O’Connor
200 Freestyle 2:08.65 Amity- Paige Boguniecki
200 IM 2:2.46 Amity – Grace Mahon
50 Free 25.86 Amity – Julia Snow

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100 Butterfly 59.91 Amity – Grace Mahon

500 Free 5:49.34 Amity – Sophia McDermott

Hamden’s Winning Events:

Diving 190.85 Hamden – Kayli Moran
100 Free 55.71 Hamden – Amanda Wojenski
200 Free Relay 1:55.61 Hamden – Amanda Wojenski, Morgan Collins, Genevieve DiChiara, Lillian Jermain
100 Backstroke 1:12.76 Hamden – Eleanore Nowacki
100 Breaststroke 1:15.65 Hamden – Amanda Wojenski
400 Free Relay 4:30.76 Hamden – Madelyne Gaffney, Lillian Jermain, Eleanore Nowacki, Mya Clouse
Season Record: Amity 9-1
The Lady Spartans (or Swimmin’ Women) followed up that victory with another home competition in Orange on Oct. 19, taking on the Daniel Hand Tigers.
Amity enjoyed a 92-86 victory.

Amity’s Winning Events

200 Medley Relay 1:54.15 Amity – Lizzie Bodie, Marea Li, Grace Mahon, Katie O‘Connor
200 IM 2:24.31 Amity – Julia Snow
50 Free 25.25 Amity – Marea Li
Diving 189.00 Amity – Lily Quill
100 Butterfly 1:00.33 Amity – Grace Mahon
100 Free 57.11 Amity – Katie O‘Connor
500 Free 5:30.28 Amity – Julia Snow
200 Free Relay 1:45.85 Amity – Paige Boguniecki, Isabel Barry-Ruiz, Julia Snow, Grace Mahon

Hand’s Winning Events

200 Freestyle 2:07.54 Hand – Kacie Wines
100 Backstroke 1:05.67 Hand – Grace Sweeney
100 Breaststroke 1:18.25 Hand – Abbigail Chemacki
400 Free Relay 4:13.21 Hand – Lillian Miller, Haley Wines, Abbigail Chemacki, Kacie Wines
Amity Season Record 10-1

Amity Varsity Sports Schedules Oct. 18-23

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Oct 192021

Here are this week’s Amity Varsity sport schedules.

Monday, Oct. 18

Boys Soccer vs Xavier Home – Amity Field # 3 at 3:45 p.m.  L 5-0

Field Hockey vs Daniel Hand Home – Amity Stadium Field at 6:00 p.m.  L 7-0

Girls Soccer vs. Jonathan Law Away – Jonathan Law Stadium at 4:30 p.m.  W 6-0

Girls Volleyball vs Shelton Away – Shelton Intermediate -Gym at 6:00 p.m. W 3-0

Tuesday, Oct. 19

Field Hockey vs Sacred Heart Academy Away at Sacred Heart at 3:45 p.m.  L 0-1

Girls Swimming and Diving vs Daniel Hand Home at High Plains at 6:45 p.m. W 92-86

Wednesday, Oct. 20

Girls Cross Country SCC Championship Meet Away – Guilford High School, East Shore Park, New Haven
at 1:40 p.m.

Boys Cross Country SCC Championship Meet Away – Guilford High School, East Shore Park, New Haven
at 3:00 p.m.

Boys Soccer vs Wilbur Cross Away – Rice Field 1 at 3:45 p.m.

Girls Soccer vs Cheshire Home – Amity Stadium Field at 3:45 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 22

Girls Soccer vs Daniel Hand Home – Amity High School – Field # 3 at 3:45 p.m

Girls Volleyball vs North Haven Home – Amity High School at 5:00 p.m.

Girls Swimming and Diving vs Cheshire Away at Cheshire Community Pool  at 7:00 p.m.
Football vs. New Milford Home – Amity Stadium Field 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 23

Field Hockey vs Hall Away – Hall Stadium (Turf Field) at 11:00 a.m.
Boys Soccer vs Notre Dame-West Haven  Away – Veterans Field at 6:00 p.m

Important Notice: Amity Hall of Honor/Hall of Fame Date Change

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Oct 062021

The 2021-2022 Amity Academic Hall of Honor and Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be postponed with a new date of Thursday, April 28, 2022.

Due to new COVID concerns, organizers have decided to wait until spring.

The event will still take place at Grassy Hill Country Club, 441 Clark Lane, Orange.

Please save the date and come out to honor all of these worthy Amity alums.

The Honorees include:

Rob Leonard

Academic Hall of Honor:

Robert Leonard(’87) Business/Finance He is the Owner of New England Brewing Co. in Woodbridge.

Scott Klein (’88) Education/Journalist. Klein is a Journalist and the Deputy Managing Editor at ProPublica.

Mark A. Levine (’88) Engineer/Charity. Levine is an Engineer and an Advocate to others with Cystic Fibrosis.

Michael Slomsky (“91) Business/Finance/Charity

Athletic Hall of Fame:

Joey Ciancola

Sal Coppola (’87) Amity Varsity Baseball Coach, who has won seven SCC and six Class LL state championships and last season celebrated his 500th game with the Spartans

Gilbert Jennings (’91), who thrilled Amity sports fans in football, wrestling and outdoor track and field.

Erin (McLauglin) Guise (’05) an exceptional Amity swimmer.

Janice Ehorn (’08) Amity Volleyball standout.

Allison Barwise (’09) this Amity Tri-athlete indoor and outdoor track and field and soccer player was named the New Haven Register Female Athlete of the Year in 2009;

The late Joseph “Joey” Ciancola (10) who excelled in hockey and baseball at Amity.