Support The Arts! Jamie Hulley Fundraising Gala On Sept. 9

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Aug 282017

“RUBIX KUBE – the galaxy’s most original ’80s tribute band” and their EIGHTIES STRIKES BACK SHOW – headlines the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation’s fifteenth annual Evening for the Arts Gala Benefit on Saturday, September 9, 2017, 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, a dessert bar 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.

RUBIX KUBE and their EIGHTIES STRIKES BACK SHOW is a one-of-a-kind, interactive ’80s time warp extravaganza. RUBIX KUBE is led by a male and female dynamic duo of karma chameleons, able to transform in-the-blink-of-an-eye into the voice and character of any ’80s icon. Madonna, Michael Jackson, Prince, Devo, Bon Jovi, Guns N’ Roses, Van Halen, Aerosmith and more! Their supporting sidekicks are some of the most excellent and versatile musicians around, including Steve Brown of the million-selling Rock band TRIXTER and David Z from The Trans-Siberian Orchestra. All are decked out in vibrant, vintage ’80s threads and with enough hairspray to take down Freddy Krueger, The Terminator, and all The Gremlins at once. The KUBE is able to crank out Pop, Rock, New Wave, and Dance hits from the decade of decadence, and perform them just like the originals – yet with their own gnarly twist.  This fast-paced, exhilarating show is truly a most AWESOME ‘80s experience.

“RUBIX KUBE is so exciting – they look like and sound like the real thing! It’s a ’80s party so guests should feel free to come dressed in their favorite ’80s garb,” said Judy Primavera, co-founder, and president of the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation.  “There is something for everyone – excellent entertainment, yummy desserts, and ‘totally rad’ auction and raffle items to bring home.” 

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 Amity Creative Theatre’s Rob and Andrea Kennedy and Broadway Method Academy’s Connor Deane & J. Scott Handley serving as co-hosts.

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 Orange, CT, resident 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 750,000 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 email: jamieart@snet.net.

Orange Receives A Grant For Its Recycling Effort

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Aug 122015

paper recyclingConnecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that seven communities are being awarded a total of $45,000 in grants to enhance local waste reduction, reuse, and recycling programs.

“These seven communities have already demonstrated a real commitment to a 21st century materials management strategy,” said DEEP Commissioner Robert Klee. “With the support of this new grant funding, these cities and towns can move forward to further reduce the volume of trash we dispose of and put to productive use more of the discarded materials found in our waste stream.”

Grants are being awarded to the following communities:

Town of Orange – $6,840 Orange promotes recycling and composting throughout the town at community events and runs educational programs at the schools.

Town of Mansfield – $14,490 Mansfield operates a very successful curbside and transfer station unit-based pricing program, which manages solid waste like a utility where users pay for trash based on how much they dispose.

Mansfield also requires its recycling coordinator to sign-off on all commercial building permits to ensure that proper recycling plans are in place. The town also established one of the most innovative new programs in the state – a “repair café”, to promote repair and reuse of unwanted materials and items.

Town of Bridgewater – $3,060 Bridgewater established the very first municipal curbside organics collection program in the state. This pilot has been running for 16 months.

City of Bristol – $6,863 Bristol operates an active curbside recycling enforcement program as well as school recycling programs. Bristol also collects hard to handle materials at their transfer station.

Town of Hamden – $6,750 Hamden facilitates effective school recycling through ‘green teams.’ The town also has an active recycling coordinator who advocates for waste reduction and recycling initiatives and promotes backyard composting and grasscycling.

Towns of Salisbury and Sharon – $6,953 total Salisbury and Sharon operate effective school recycling and composting programs. The recycling coordinator for the towns actively enforces recycling and looks for new opportunities to collect and recycle hard to handle materials.

DEEP is focused on a 21st century materials management strategy that transforms the way Connecticut manages trash and recycling. The goals are to reduce the volume of trash that must be disposed of by doubling the state’s recycling rate to 60% by 2024, and reclaiming more materials of value from the waste stream. Through this approach we can reduce the environmental impacts and costs associated with waste disposal, conserve resources, and create new “green” jobs in our state.

To learn more about these municipal waste reduction and recycling programs, please contact the recycling coordinator by visiting the municipality’s website.

For more information about DEEP’s waste reduction and recycling programs or funding opportunities, visit www.ct.gov/deep/recycle or www.ct.gov/deep/MuniRecyclingResources.