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Ridgefield's HamletHub Team

Ridgefield's HamletHub Team

Kerry Anne Ducey ~ Founder

KERRY ANNE DUCEY founded Ridgefield’s Talk of the Town  in 2009, a small blog that showcased local happenings and stories in Ridgefield, CT.  In 2011, Kerry Anne decided to share the popular and successful "Talk Of The Town" online news model with other towns and founded HamletHub LLC, a network of hyperlocal news sites. Talented editors presently manage HamletHub sites in CT and Westchester, NY.

In 2012 & 2013 HamletHub won a prestigious Connecticut Press Club Award for original journalism on the Web. In 2014, CT Press Club awarded HamletHub "Best Website" award.

Terri Woods Garlick ~ Editor

TERRI GARLICK is the Ridgefield HamletHub Editor. Terri, who helped to launch HamletHub, is a passionate writer, sharp editor, and active community volunteer. Terri's work on HamletHub covers the spectrum, from food to fashion and from business to pleasure. Terri writes about what makes life in our town most unique. In addition to being town editor, Terri is a social media guru and lends her talents to helping local companies develop a brand and presence online. 

Tharini Pande ~ HamletHub contributor

THARINI PANDE recently released her first children's book Scurry's New Neighbor. Born in Sri-Lanka, Tharini spent her childhood living in Zambia, Kuwait, India and Canada. Her stories reflect a collage of these worlds. Tharini is a strong advocate of creativity during a child's developmental years. When not living in a world of magic and fantasy, Tharini spends time writing short fiction for literary magazines. She lives in Ridgefield with her husband and young chilcren. Learn more about Tharini here.  

Cynthia Digiacomo ~ HamletHub designer

CYNTHIA has designed for top executives and creative professionals in New York such as Tommy Hilfiger of Tommy Hilfiger, Inc., Reed Krakoff  Inc, Paulette Cole of ABC Carpet & Home, and Glenn Lajeski of MCA Records. In 1995, while living on the Upper West Side, she opened her first C Design office in Union Square. Cynthia’s visual literacy is deepened by her travels through Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and Australia which are reflected in her design acuity, intuition and detail. In 2000, she moved with her husband, two children and yellow lab along with her business to Ridgefield, Connecticut. Cynthia’s work has been published in Print Magazine, Self & Elle Magazines, Shopping Bag Design Book One, Shopping Bag Design Book Two and Design Basics Book. 

Kristen Jensen ~ HamletHub photographer

Kristen Jensen is an award winning Lifestyle photographer and is currently sponsored internationally by Panasonic LUMIX cameras. Kristen shoots editorial for magazines, photographs business portraits for high profile CEO’s, advertising assignments, family portraits, special events and teaches photography across the US. Kristen currently lives in Bethel, CT with he son Noah and their dog Wall-e. To schedule a shoot with Kristen email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or visit her website at www.kristenjensen.com

Dee Strilowich ~ Welcoming newcomers to Ridgefield and to HamletHub

Dee Strilowich, a local resident since 1970, founded Personal Touch Welcome, an organization dedicated to assuring new families, individuals and businesses receive a warm and sincere welcome to Ridgefield. Dee visits new movers to their home with a welcome basket of free gifts to introduce them to the unique and charming Ridgefield community. She will bring gift certificates for free chocolate, haircuts, manicures, meals, movie and museum passes, and so much more! If you or someone you know has moved, give Dee a call to schedule a visit! She has a basket of free gifts for new parents, too, as well as for new businesses. Dee can be reached at 203-438-0128 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Website is www.personaltouchwelcome.com

Dr. Michael Brand, Chief Medical Consultant

Sports Medicine Specialist and President, Danbury Orthopedics

Dr. Michael Brand has specialized in sports medicine and reconstructive knee surgery for more than 20 years and initiated the concept of a sports medicine team at Danbury Orthopedics. After completing his orthopedic training at the Harvard University Combined Orthopedic Residency Program, he was selected to serve as Chief Resident of the Orthopedic Service at Massachusetts General Hospital. Following this, he completed a fellowship in sports medicine and reconstructive knee surgery at the San Diego Knee and Sports Medicine Program at the University of California, San Diego. 

Dr. Brand co-founded the Western Connecticut Sports Medicine Society, active in the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, serves on the Board of Directors of the National Orthopedic Education Society, and also currently serves as President of Danbury Orthopedics, a member of Western Connecticut Orthopedic Specialists.

Allison Stockel ~ Entertainment

ALLISON STOCKEL is the Executive Director of The Ridgefield Playhouse-where she books and produces more than 110 shows a years with acts such as Gregg Allman, Clint Black, Charlie Daniels, Blue Oyster Cult, Blues Traveler and many more. Before she moved to Ridgefield, she worked as a Television producer for more than 17 years, producing entertainment news programs for networks such as CNN, MTV, VH1, Time Warner, Lifetime, The Food Network and ABC Sports- interviewing everyone from Pavarotti and Barbara Streisand to The Rolling Stones and The Who.  She also ran her own production company where she did a behind the scenes documentary on the making of music videos, which included being on the set of videos for Bon Jovi, Kiss, and Genesis.  She is a big supporter of many not for profits in the town and has been featured in many local news stories and magazines.

Laura Freed Ancona ~ Real Estate

Anyone who knows me understands my unwavering focus on market expertise, professionalism, and client service.  As a top producing buyer and seller specialist and with 17 years prior experience as a CPA, you'll benefit from my strong financial background in pricing, negotiating, and providing the necessary attention to detail from start to finish. 

I grew up in Connecticut and have lived in Ridgefield for fifteen years. I welcome the opportunity to offer you my unbounded energy and extensive resources to creatively market your property or help you find the home of your dreams.  Visit my website for information on real estate listings and detailed information.

Gary Clark ~ Guest contributor and owner Clark Construction.

Long time Ridgefield resident Gary Clark is president of Clark Construction of Ridgefield, Inc..  In addition to doing whole house makeovers, historic renovations, kitchens and baths, the company has a strong commitment to community affairs, bringing Contractor Roundup to Habitat for Humanity, organizing an improvement program for Wilton's Trackside Teen Center, and underwriting the Clark Construction Comedy Series at the Ridgefield Playhouse.

 

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