Ridgefield's HamletHub http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:41:38 -0400 HamletHub.com Ridgefield Arts Council invites local artists and creatives to Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance for The Generator http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/56607-ridgefield-arts-council-invites-local-artists-and-creatives-to-ridgefield-conservatory-of-dance-for-the-generator56607-ridgefield-arts-council-invites-local-artists-and-creatives-to-ridgefield-conservatory-of-dance-for-the-generator http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/56607-ridgefield-arts-council-invites-local-artists-and-creatives-to-ridgefield-conservatory-of-dance-for-the-generator56607-ridgefield-arts-council-invites-local-artists-and-creatives-to-ridgefield-conservatory-of-dance-for-the-generator

The Ridgefield Arts Council invites local artists and creative professionals to the next installment of “The Generator.” The networking event will feature three speakers discussing their respective artistic endeavors, and will be held at 7:30pm, Monday, June 26th at the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance.

 During the event, artists, writers and performers gather with the goal of learning, sharing, and networking with others to enhance both their creative process and their careers. The events are managed via the website Meetup.com and feature innovative speakers, arts demonstrations and presentations geared toward the creative community.

Mixed Media/Graffiti Artist Michael Cerullo will discuss his creative process and how visual artists work. Cerullo, a Ridgefield native, creates intense three-point perspective abstractions of letter forms that blur the lines between graffiti and fine art. He attended Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art. There, he became heavily influenced by the bold colors and letter forms found in graffiti. He applied his love of letter forms and graffiti to the techniques he is currently working with, such as the three-point perspective seen in a majority of his pieces. Cerullo recently completed commissioned murals at Whip Underground Salon, Joy Ride and The Prospector Theater, all in Ridgefield.

Michele Gargan, PsyD began her professional dance career in the 1970s, performing with the Joyce Trisler Dance Ensemble and other modern dance companies. She will speak on arts and the brain and the body-mind connection. Gargan, who earned a master's degree in Dance/Movement Therapy and a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, participates actively in dance, taking classes regularly and performing character roles for Connecticut Ballet. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance, has taught Bartenieff Fundamentals and Effort/Shape to dance professionals and has developed mind-body clinical methods for working with chronic pain. She is in private practice and serves as the Director of Support and Education for the US Pain Foundation. She writes a regular column for Pain Pathways Magazine.

Garrett Minniti has danced his way across the country and internationally with tap dance sensation Caution: Men at Work Tap, Broadways SWING! and 42nd Street. Other credits include Mike (A Chorus Line), Danny (Grease), Cosmo (Singing in the Rain), The Great American Songbook, Starring Ed Ames and Carol Lawrence (Branson, MO), and the world premier production of GIDGET, A New Musical written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Direction/choreography credits include numerous industrial, stage, and screen performances for companies such as Warner Brothers, Reed Productions, Sybarite Productions, Kim Freedman Productions, and Equity Fights Aids. He will be speaking on the topic of the role and responsibility that an artist assumes in society, and the importance of art in education and philanthropy.

Following the brief presentations, members of The Generator will be encouraged to mix and mingle with presenters and each other while enjoying wine, light fare and refreshments. Creative types who live in and around Ridgefield are welcome to attend. The cost of attending The Generator is $5 for pre-registration (via meetup.com/The-Generator-Ridgefield-CT​) or $10 at the door, which covers the cost of wine and light snacks.

The Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance is located at 444 Main Street in Ridgefield. For more information about the Ridgefield Arts Council, visit their Facebook page or www.ridgefieldartscouncil.org.

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Ridgefield Arts Council) Events Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:23:29 -0400
The Wallflowers bring their latest tour to The Ridgefield Playhouse with a night of classic hits on June 29 http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/56606-the-wallflowers-bring-their-latest-tour-to-the-ridgefield-playhouse-with-a-night-of-classic-hits-on-june-2956606-the-wallflowers-bring-their-latest-tour-to-the-ridgefield-playhouse-with-a-night-of-classic-hits-on-june-29 http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/56606-the-wallflowers-bring-their-latest-tour-to-the-ridgefield-playhouse-with-a-night-of-classic-hits-on-june-2956606-the-wallflowers-bring-their-latest-tour-to-the-ridgefield-playhouse-with-a-night-of-classic-hits-on-june-29

The Wallflowers bring their latest tour to The Ridgefield Playhouse with a night of classic hits on June 29

The Ridgefield Playhouse and Pepsi Rock Series Powered by xfinity bring Grammy Award-winning rockers The Wallflowers back to the stage for a night of hits on Thursday, June 29 at 8 p.m.   The band is best known for their Billboard Chart-topping hits “One Headlight,” (which is also listed at #58 in Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Pop Songs) “6th Avenue Heartache” and “Three Marlenas” among many others. 

The Wallflowers formed in 1989, and in 1992 released their classic self-titled debut album, which included songs like “For the Life of Me,” and “Another One in the Dark.” From there they skyrocketed with 1996’s "Bringing Down the Horse,"" which went quadruple platinum, won two Grammys, and was praised by everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Tom Petty. It produced famous hits like “6th Avenue Heartache,” “One Headlight,” “Three Marlenas,” and “The Difference.” 

The Wallflowers went on to release three more records between 2000 and 2005, absolute rock and roll perfection, and more radio smashes like "Murder 101"", a duet with Elvis Costello, "Sleepwalker,” and "Here He Comes.” When it comes to alternative rock music, it's no surprise that the Wallflowers absolutely dominated the scene during their prime. 

Ticket holders can enjoy two special offers - visit Little Pub (59 Ethan Allen Hwy, Ridgefield) for lunch the day of the show and enjoy a FREE glass of house wine or draft beer with your entree when you show your ticket and you can also check out Bailey’s Backyard (23 Bailey Avenue, Ridgefield) for dinner and receive 10% off when you show your ticket!

The Wallflowers, the rock band fronted by Jakob Dylan, first blossomed in Los Angeles in 1989. In the first half of this decade, they were part of many exclusive performances including a Live at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame concert for MTV, and a special televised concert for VH1, Live at Alcatraz. The Wallflowers were the first band to ever play a concert on the infamous island.

For tickets ($75), call the box office at 203-438-5795, or visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.  The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Lisa Barrett) Events Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:33:37 -0400
DAWS holds Kitten Open House tomorrow in Bethel http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/56602-daws-holds-kitten-open-house-tomorrow-in-bethel56602-daws-holds-kitten-open-house-tomorrow-in-bethel http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/56602-daws-holds-kitten-open-house-tomorrow-in-bethel56602-daws-holds-kitten-open-house-tomorrow-in-bethel

Danbury Animal Welfare Society (DAWS) will hold a Kitten Open House tomorrow, Friday, June 22 from 5:30-7:30PM at DAWS!

"Meet the cuties and maybe find the newest member of your family," says DAWS.

DAWS is located at 147 Grassy Plain Street in Bethel.

Tarad@hamlethub.com (DAWS) Neighbors Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:46:12 -0400
Home for Sale: Custom Built Colonial in Ridgefield Estate Area http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/56600-home-for-sale-custom-built-colonial-in-ridgefield-estate-area56600-home-for-sale-custom-built-colonial-in-ridgefield-estate-area http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/56600-home-for-sale-custom-built-colonial-in-ridgefield-estate-area56600-home-for-sale-custom-built-colonial-in-ridgefield-estate-area

Custom Built Colonial in Estate Area- Amazing Value!

For sale in Ridgefield: 14 Turtle Ridge

Exquisite colonial on cul de sac in coveted equestrian estate area, just steps to Ridgefield's Dhly Ridge golf course plus optional membership to Pleasant View Estates Recreational Association, for pool, tennis, etc. Custom built in 2000 with 7,180 sf on 3 floors including 5-6 bedrooms plus bonus room; 5/2 baths; 4 car garage; 3 fireplaces; and 1.9 private acres with stone walls and patio in top commuting location. Featuring gracious 2 story foyer; transom windows; moldings; built-ins; main level library with floor to ceiling cherry wainscot; vaulted family room with fieldstone fireplace and French doors to terrace, open to chef's kitchen with butler's pantry; elegant master bedroom suite with fireplace and marble bath; 4 more bedroom suites plus bonus room and 1,518 sf in finished lower level including game room with granite bar, fitness, and optional guest/au-pair suite.

Take a virtual tour of the property here.

To make an appointment to visit this home, contact Laura Freed Ancona here.

kerry@ducey.org (Laura Freed Ancona) Places Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:47:45 -0400
Southwest Cafe to Celebrate 30 Years at Margarita 5K http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/56599-southwest-cafe-to-celebrate-30-years-at-margarita-5k56599-southwest-cafe-to-celebrate-30-years-at-margarita-5k http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/56599-southwest-cafe-to-celebrate-30-years-at-margarita-5k56599-southwest-cafe-to-celebrate-30-years-at-margarita-5k

Evening Race and Margaritas Benefit Sunrise Cottage on July 29

 The Southwest Café’s Margarita 5K benefitting Sunrise Cottage is happening on July 29 at 7 pm. The Margarita 5K has quickly become a favorite, proclaimed a “must-do local race” by Competitor magazine. The Saturday evening race provides a wonderful night out, with Southwest Café and surrounding restaurants providing a healthful night out. Adult finishers will receive a margarita at the post-race party at Copps Hill Common, with a live band playing in front of Southwest Café.

“In Southwest Café’s 30th year, I am thrilled to bring the Margarita 5K back for its 11th year. The evening race kicks-off with John Andrew Moomaw, a Sunrise Cottage resident singing Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville song. The opportunity to recognize The Sunrise Cottage, a place where developmentally disabled residents live close to their families and are actively connected to the Ridgefield community they have grown to know and love. It’s a win-win for everyone”, says Barb Nevins, Southwest Café’s owner.

Registration for the Southwest Café Margarita 5K is available now at www.southwestcafe.com. The race is filling quickly and may close before race day. This fast, friendly course is a fan favorite with its festive tech tees and post-race party. Awards will be presented to the top overall male and female finisher. The top three runners in nine age groups will also receive a Southwest Cafe margarita glass commemorating the restaurant’s 30th anniversary.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Megan Searfoss at 203-438-7778 or email at megan@ridgefieldrunning.com.

kerry@ducey.org (Megan Searfoss) Events Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:40:16 -0400
Cultural Alliance of Western CT hosts Open Mic Night http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/56598-cultural-alliance-of-western-ct-hosts-open-mic-night56598-cultural-alliance-of-western-ct-hosts-open-mic-night http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/56598-cultural-alliance-of-western-ct-hosts-open-mic-night56598-cultural-alliance-of-western-ct-hosts-open-mic-night


As poets and writers breathe words, so too does Art give voice. To celebrate and complement its current @287 Gallery exhibition, "Endworks: Out of Darkness," The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut is hosting an "Open MIc Night" on Friday, July 14th at 5:30pm at 287 Main Street, Danbury. The event is designed to engage, move the conversation forward, and increase awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault.

"Endworks" is a collaboration between the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and the Women's Center of Greater Danbury.  The relationship between artist and audience is distinctive, creating an artist-led encounter between those whose lives have been touched by domestic violence and sexual assault, and those who have not. The current art exhibit explores these issues and what it means to the artist personally and perhaps for our nation at large.  It is also a place to create common ground, to explore these topics more fully, to inspire truth and hope, and to deepen our dialogue.

"Open Mic Night" is an invitation to a community of all ages and abilities to participate in an evening of performance. Performers of all levels who sing, play instruments (acoustic or electronic), write and perform poetry or spoken word, essayists and all other performing artists who seek an audience are welcome. Help the Cultural Alliance celebrate writing that speaks to transformation, renewal, and inspires a sense of hope and new beginning, perseverance and inner strength, fostering a shared narrative that is empowering as it relates to domestic violence, sexual assault, and broader issues of violence. Share your writing with local and regional like-minded writers, artists, and community members. Enjoy the art exhibit. Light refreshments will be served, and  original artworks and broadsides are for sale.

Spaces are limited, so reservations are required. If you would like to perform or attend as an audience member, please register. Go to http://bit.ly/endworksopenmic to join in this special evening. First come, first perform, and share our creative community voices. 

Featured writers (attached photos) will include:

Rennie McQuilkin, 2017 Poet Laureate for the State of Connecticut, Connecticut Commission on the Arts. Rennie has an extensive background participating in poetry readings and workshops in Connecticut and beyond, as well as a distinguished literary career with several published full-length collections of poetry. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Poetry, The Yale Review, Yankee, The Hudson Review, The Southern Review, Crazyhorse, The Gettysburg Review, The Christian Science Monitor, The North American Review, The American Scholar, and many other publications.

Lea Graham, author of chapbooks and the poetry book, Hough & Helix & Where & Here & You, You, You, published by No Tell Books in 2011. Her poems, translations, reviews and essays have been published in numerous journals and anthologies. She is Associate Professor of English at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Major funding is provided by the Connecticut Office of the Arts. @287 Gallery is supported by the Savings Bank of Danbury.  


kerry@ducey.org (Ted Killmer) Events Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:28:35 -0400
The 19th Annual Fireworks Spectacular will light up Onatru Farm Park in South Salem on Saturday! http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/56601-the-19th-annual-fireworks-spectacular-will-light-up-onatru-farm-park-in-south-salem-on-saturday56601-the-19th-annual-fireworks-spectacular-will-light-up-onatru-farm-park-in-south-salem-on-saturday http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/56601-the-19th-annual-fireworks-spectacular-will-light-up-onatru-farm-park-in-south-salem-on-saturday56601-the-19th-annual-fireworks-spectacular-will-light-up-onatru-farm-park-in-south-salem-on-saturday

South Salem lights up on Saturday, June 24!

The 19th Annual Fireworks Spectacular will light up Onatru Farm Park (99 Elmwood Road in South Salem) this Saturday night! The gates open at 5:00 pm. Entertainment begins at 7:00 pm and the fireworks will boom at approximately 9:25pm. 

The fee is $20 per car. 

The Lewisboro Lion's Club will offer an expanded menu of food, drinks, and snacks. There will be additional food trucks on site.

The Fireworks are sponsored in part by by Mercedes Benz of Golden's Bridge.

Click here for additional information.

kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:05:00 -0400
RHS Class of 2017 Graduates Tomorrow at WCSU http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/56597-rhs-class-of-2017-graduates-tomorrow-at-wcsu56597-rhs-class-of-2017-graduates-tomorrow-at-wcsu http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/56597-rhs-class-of-2017-graduates-tomorrow-at-wcsu56597-rhs-class-of-2017-graduates-tomorrow-at-wcsu

Congratulations to the Ridgefield High School Class of 2017 who will graduate tomorrow, Friday, June 23rd in the O’Neill Center at Western Connecticut State University at 4 PM.

The class of 2017’s graduation will have four speakers: a class elected student speaker, the Valedictorian, and the senior class president. In addition, the class invited one faculty member to speak at graduation.

Julia Yu is the class of 2017’s Valedictorian. The senior class president is Luke St. Pierre. The class-elected student speaker is Karena Landler. When asked about her speech, Karena said, “I was excited to be chosen as a speaker, and I'm glad that I can play even a small part in making graduation a positive experience for the class and their families“.

Lastly, the faculty member selected by this year’s graduating class is Katherine Gabbay, a respected English teacher and head coach of Mock Trial. When asked about her feelings for this class and her speech in general, Ms. Gabbay said, “I am honored to have been chosen to be the class of 2017's faculty speaker. So many of this year's graduates have made memorable contributions to RHS and the community. It is a pleasure to be part of their commencement ceremony”.

Graduates report to the O’Neill Center no later than 3:30 PM. Family and guests have to enter through Gate 1, whose doors open at 3 PM. There are no tickets required but Ridgefield High School asks that one invites no more than four guests.

kerry@ducey.org (Georgia Dodd) Neighbors Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:48:09 -0400
Laugh yourself silly when local comedians make their stand up debut on June 26 at Ridgefield Playhouse http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/56455-laugh-yourself-silly-when-christine-o-leary-s-students-make-their-stand-up-debut-on-june-26-at-ridgefield-playhouse56455-laugh-yourself-silly-when-christine-o-leary-s-students-make-their-stand-up-debut-on-june-26-at-ridgefield-playhouse http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/56455-laugh-yourself-silly-when-christine-o-leary-s-students-make-their-stand-up-debut-on-june-26-at-ridgefield-playhouse56455-laugh-yourself-silly-when-christine-o-leary-s-students-make-their-stand-up-debut-on-june-26-at-ridgefield-playhouse

Christine O’Leary’s students make their stand-up debut in the Comedy Workshop Graduation Showcaseat The Ridgefield Playhouse on June 26

The latest batch of Christine O’Leary’s brave, funny, and fabulous students are getting ready to make their on-stage comedy debut! The Ridgefield Playhouse, Barts Tree Service Comedy Series and HamletHub Whole New You Series presents the Comedy Workshop Graduation Showcase on Monday, June 26 at 7:30 pm.

The performance, which is partially underwritten by Reliance Merchant Services, is hosted by Christine O’Leary and features the comic talents of Jerry Kuyper, Hailey Postmantier, Howard Gale, Brian Shea, Diane Reda-West, Marisa Tsalapatanis, Gerry Dawes, Helen Werner, Jane Golenbock, Angel Fredricks, Eric Rand, Laura Vonstein, Ben Wallace, Kate Rado and Michael Mast. This hilarious, belly laughing evening is the finale to Christine O’Leary’s Stand Up Comedy Workshop at The Ridgefield Playhouse. 

For tickets to the Graduation Showcase ($20) call the box office at The Ridgefield Playhouse, (203) 438-5795. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT

kerry@ducey.org (Lisa Barrett) Events Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:19:00 -0400
RVNA Health Source: Managing Multiple Medications http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/life/56596-rvna-health-source-managing-multiple-medications56596-rvna-health-source-managing-multiple-medications http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/life/56596-rvna-health-source-managing-multiple-medications56596-rvna-health-source-managing-multiple-medications

Millions of Americans take daily medication. In the 65+ category, 90 percent do, and almost half of these take five or more drugs. Especially for this age group, dealing with multiple medications every day can be challenging and result in complications. Older adults experience the most significant problems from the improper use of medication and put themselves at risk for dangerous drug interactions and cognitive impairments. Problems with medication management are the primary reason people can no longer live independently.

There are strategies that make managing multiple medications easier and safer:

1) Keep an up to date list of all medications taken and dosages, including over-the-counter supplements. Go over it with your physician regularly and especially when a new medication is added. Keep a copy of the list at home and give a copy to a loved one or friend.

2) Use a pill dispenser or other reminder system with enough compartments to keep track of medications taken throughout the day. Take medications at the same time each day and as prescribed.

3) Refill prescriptions early before they run out. Check expiration dates on existing drugs and discard any that are out of date.

4) Use one pharmacy for all prescriptions. It makes getting refills easier and it can also help to prevent drug interactions when the pharmacist is aware of all prescriptions. Be sure to ask your physician or pharmacist any questions you have about side effects, whether medications are taken on a full or empty stomach and any possible drug, food and alcohol interactions.

5) At your annual physical, take all your medications and supplements with you so that your physician can do a comprehensive review. With age, changes in drug type or dose may be warranted. Taking these steps can provide more assurance that medications will be taken properly and provide the greatest benefit.

Founded in 1914, RVNA is an accredited non-profit Medicare-certified home healthcare agency that also supports public health and safety, and promotes the highest quality of life. RVNA provides compassionate care to all individuals, whether young or old, through a continuum of care that encompasses health care at home and in the community. RVNA also provides home health aides and companionship through a non-medical subsidiary called HomeCare by RVNA and outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy in its Rehab by RVNA facility at 27 Governor Street, Ridgefield.

Visit RVNA at www.ridgefieldvna.org

lschroppe@ridgefieldvna.org (Theresa Santoro, MSN, RN, CHCA President & CEO) Life Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:44:38 -0400
Carole King: Tapestry live at Hyde Park comes to the big screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse July 11 http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/56595-carole-king-tapestry-live-at-hyde-park-comes-to-the-big-screen-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-july-1156595-carole-king-tapestry-live-at-hyde-park-comes-to-the-big-screen-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-july-11 http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/56595-carole-king-tapestry-live-at-hyde-park-comes-to-the-big-screen-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-july-1156595-carole-king-tapestry-live-at-hyde-park-comes-to-the-big-screen-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-july-11


Carole King’s unforgettable and critically acclaimed 2016 Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park concert will come to the big screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse as “Carole King: Tapestry – Captured Live at Hyde Park London.  65,000 fans attended the show – her first UK concert in 27 years – where she performed her iconic album Tapestry in its entirety for the first time ever.

This special cinema event by the multi-Grammy Award®-winner, Songwriters Hall of Famer, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee includes star-studded appearances including Tom Hanks, Elton JohnGraham NashLou Adler,Danny “Kootch” KortchmarJames Taylor, David CrosbyBarry Mann and Cynthia Weil, and includes several timeless Goffin/King compositions.  The Ridgefield Playhouse and Cohen and Wolf, P.C. Fathom Events Presents & Movies Series will bring this historic concert to American audiences for the first time onTuesday, July 11 at 7:00 p.m. Bonus content includes an interview with King herself and special introduction by the iconic WCBS-FM radio host Scott Shannon

Highlights of the performance include King's daughter, Louise Goffin, joining her on "Where You Lead," King being accompanied by a recording of her younger self on "(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman," as well as a rocking performance of “I Feel the Earth Move” with Cassidy Janson and the London cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. In addition toTapestry, King performed several hits from her 60’s partnership with Gerry Goffin and her solo career including “The Loco-Motion” and “Take Good Care of My Baby.”

Carole King is one of the most successful songwriters of the latter half of the 20th century. Her breakthrough album Tapestry topped the U.S. album chart for 15 weeks in 1971, remained on the charts for more than six years, giving her the record for most weeks at No. 1 by a female artist for more than 20 years. King has sold an estimated 75 million albums worldwide. Tapestry was the basis for creating “Beautiful” on Broadway which tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom. “Beautiful” was nominated for seven Tony Awards and received two in 2014 including “Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical.”

For tickets ($15), call the box office at 203-438-5795, or visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.  The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.

kerry@ducey.org (Lisa Barrett) Events Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:52:24 -0400
Junior Officer Drew Rides to School in Style Thanks to Ridgefield Police http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/56594-junior-officer-drew-rides-to-school-in-style-thanks-to-ridgefield-police56594-junior-officer-drew-rides-to-school-in-style-thanks-to-ridgefield-police http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/56594-junior-officer-drew-rides-to-school-in-style-thanks-to-ridgefield-police56594-junior-officer-drew-rides-to-school-in-style-thanks-to-ridgefield-police

In partnership with Peachwave of Ridgefield, members of the Ridgefield Police Department gathered at Peachwave on June 8th for Froyo with the 5-0.

Attendees were able to enter a raffle for a chance to win a ride to school in a police car! As you can see in this photo, Drew was the lucky winner!

"Junior Officer Drew received a ride to school in a police car today," Ridgefield Police wrote on their Facebook Page.


kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Neighbors Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:46:44 -0400
Kaffeto Gourmet Coffee Tasting at Nature's Temptations Tomorrow! http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/56593-kaffeto-gourmet-coffee-tasting-at-nature-s-temptations-tomorrow56593-kaffeto-gourmet-coffee-tasting-at-nature-s-temptations-tomorrow http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/56593-kaffeto-gourmet-coffee-tasting-at-nature-s-temptations-tomorrow56593-kaffeto-gourmet-coffee-tasting-at-nature-s-temptations-tomorrow

Nature's Temptations is hosting a Kaffeto Gourmet Coffee Tasting on Thursday, June 22nd from 11 AM to 2 PM.

Come sample this amazing coffee infused with Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi or Lingzhi) which can help boost your immune system along with other health benefits.

Learn more about the 10 Health Benefits of Ganoderma Lucidum here

Nature's Temptations Organic Grocery Store & Cafe is located at 32 Prospect Street in Ridgefield.

We say NO to GMOs at Nature's Temptations!

kerry@ducey.org (Nature's Temptations) Places Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:34:28 -0400
Next drop-off date for Nutmeg Festival is this Saturday http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/56589-next-drop-fff-date-for-nutmeg-is-this-saturday56589-next-drop-fff-date-for-nutmeg-is-this-saturday http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/56589-next-drop-fff-date-for-nutmeg-is-this-saturday56589-next-drop-fff-date-for-nutmeg-is-this-saturday

The next drop-off date for donating items to be sold at the Nutmeg Festival is this Saturday. Members of the community and the parish may bring their tax-deductible donations to the back of St. Stephen’s Church, 351 Main St., between 9 and 1. The festival, one of Connecticut’s oldest church fairs, takes place Saturday, August 12.

The festival committee is looking for bicycles and tricycles, smaller sized furniture (used, barely used and brand-new), area rugs, gardening and other tools, sports equipment, children’s toys and games, jewelry (both costume and fine), books, kitchen utensils and other household goods, as well as art, antiques and other treasures.” All donations are tax deductible.

Unfortunately, the committee cannot accept computer monitors, oversized furniture (armoires, entertainment centers, large dressers, china cabinets, etc.), press board furniture, humidifiers/dehumidifier, air conditioners, plumbing fixtures, mattresses/box springs, exercise machines, home health equipment, baby cribs, car seats, changing tables, TV’s (cathode ray tube and rear-projection), clothing, used stuffed animals, encyclopedias, text books or dictionaries.

Additional drop-off dates are July 8 and July 22.

Berry2079@comcast.net (LindaBerry) Places Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:33:58 -0400
Ridgefield Chamber Announces Founder's Scholarship Recipient http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/56592-ridgefield-chamber-announces-founder-s-scholarship-recipient56592-ridgefield-chamber-announces-founder-s-scholarship-recipient http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/56592-ridgefield-chamber-announces-founder-s-scholarship-recipient56592-ridgefield-chamber-announces-founder-s-scholarship-recipient

Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce announced on their Facebook Page that the recipient of their 2017 Founder's Scholarship is RHS 2017 grad, Francis Thomas. 

"The scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who is pursuing higher education and has completed a minimum 30 hours of community service in the last 12 months. The recipient must also demonstrate exemplary behavior in the areas of community, commerce and/or culture through their school or extracurricular activities as well as submit an essay," the Chamber explains.

The scholarship was established in 2016 to honor Chamber founding members: Addessi Jewelers Ridgefield CT, Colby's, Craig's Fine Jewelry, Fairfield County Bank, Montanari Fuel, Pamby Motors Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Ridgefield Hardware, The Ridgefield Press and Ridgefield Supply. 

*Image courtesy of Ridgefied Chamber

kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Neighbors Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:21:21 -0400