Ridgefield's HamletHub http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:50:56 -0400 HamletHub.com Republican Reagan Dinner with Dick Morris honors State Rep John Frey on Sept. 8 http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/politics/57159-republican-reagan-dinner57159-republican-reagan-dinner http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/politics/57159-republican-reagan-dinner57159-republican-reagan-dinner

The Ridgefield Republican Town Committee is proud to announce our 2nd Annual Reagan Dinner being held Friday, September 8, 2017 at Silver Spring Country Club from 6:00pm to 9:00pm during which a Special Presentation will be made honoring State Rep John H Frey for his many years of service to the people of Ridgefield, State of Connecticut and Republican National Committee.

In addition, guests will hear our special Keynote Speaker, Dick Morris, author, Political Consultant and former Presidential Advisor.

Dick Morris will also conduct a signing his new book, Rouge Spooks-The Intelligence War on Donald Trump which will be available for sale after the dinner or on our website.

Cost is $100 per person and includes Light hors d'oeuvres, Cash bar, and Gourmet Dinner.

Online: www.ridgefieldctcgop.org to reserve your seat. RSVP September 1st or call 438-6010.

mail@karsanidi.com (Alex Karsanidi) Politics Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:31:00 -0400
David Myles & Phoebe Hunt and the Gatherers in Ballard Park This Week http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/57113-david-myles-phoebe-hunt-and-the-gatherers-in-ballard-park-this-week57113-david-myles-phoebe-hunt-and-the-gatherers-in-ballard-park-this-week http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/57113-david-myles-phoebe-hunt-and-the-gatherers-in-ballard-park-this-week57113-david-myles-phoebe-hunt-and-the-gatherers-in-ballard-park-this-week

CHIRP Free Concerts Brings Jazz/Rock and Americana Instrumentals to Ballard Park on Main Street

Tues. August 22nd: David Myles - a returning guest to CHIRP Concerts, is a multi-faceted musician, finding home in jazz, rock, Latin music, hip-hop, and country, as well as blending the bunch seemlessly. Learn more about this musician here.

Thu. August 24th: Phoebe Hunt and the Gatherers - a band hard to categorize with influences in so many directions. Phoebe Hunt has been commended for her Americana instrumentalism and swing style, while the whole band weaves together an Americana and Texas Tinged Swing vibe. The sounds come together as "a dazzling kaleidoscope of lush, coherent sound and rhythm patterns," says CHIRP. Learn more about the group here

Click here to learn more about upcoming concerts at CHIRP. 

jacqueline.logsted@woosternet.org (Jackie) Events Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:08:00 -0400
Watch the Eclipse at Founders Hall! http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/57076-eclipse-watch-at-founders-hall57076-eclipse-watch-at-founders-hall http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/57076-eclipse-watch-at-founders-hall57076-eclipse-watch-at-founders-hall

Safely watch the Great American Eclipse at Founders Hall on Monday, August 21, starting at 1:23 pm.

During the Great American Eclipse in Connecticut, the sun, moon and earth will align to block out 75% or more of the sun, turning daylight into twilight and making the sun look like a crescent moon. Retired physicist and Founders Hall member Vernon Beck will project onto a screen a view of the moon’s passage between the earth and the sun. He will also have several ‘head boxes’ available that enable safe outdoor viewing. Webcasts broadcast from the fourteen states that will experience a total eclipse will also be available.

Founders Hall, a donor-supported education and recreation center for people age 60 and older, is located at 193 Danbury Road. The eclipse watch, sponsored by Union Savings Bank, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 203.431.7000.

laurie@founders-hall.org (Founders Hall) Neighbors Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:01:00 -0400
Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance gears up for fall programs & hosts Open House on August 25 http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/57114-ridgefield-conservatory-of-dance-gears-up-for-fall-programs-hosts-open-house-on-august-2557114-ridgefield-conservatory-of-dance-gears-up-for-fall-programs-hosts-open-house-on-august-25 http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/57114-ridgefield-conservatory-of-dance-gears-up-for-fall-programs-hosts-open-house-on-august-2557114-ridgefield-conservatory-of-dance-gears-up-for-fall-programs-hosts-open-house-on-august-25

Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance (RCD), Northern Fairfield County’s only nonprofit dance school, kicks off its Fall season with some exciting new additions.  Invited to join their outstanding faculty are Kelly Gleason (Tap) and Anthony Auguste (Hip Hop). 

As with many RCD alumni, Kelly has already gone on to enjoy a successful professional career. Kelly graduated Summa Cum Laude from Pace University with a B.S. in commercial dance and psychology. Most recently, she has been seen on the national tour of 42nd Street. Kelly has performed with the New Bedford Festival Theatre, Ocean Professional Theatre Company, and the Carnegie Hall Exchange.

RCD recognizes the influences Hip Hop culture brings to today’s dance world, and how it can enrich the school’s conservatory setting. “Anthony’s cutting-edge style is in keeping with the high standards and rigor we value, and he joins us after rave reviews from students and their parents," explains Artistic Director,  Amy Piantaggini.  From Brooklyn, Anthony studied at the High School of Art and Design and the Art Institute of New York.

A brand new opportunity this year is the Music and Dance Ensemble.  M&DE offers an opportunity for dancers in Ballet Level III who are interested in collaborating with student musicians in the Ridgefield Public Schools. This ensemble will focus on classical and contemporary ballet choreography which will then be set to live music led by Cello Instructor Marcia Wiley. Inspired by their own New York City based music and dance company, CelloPointe, mother and daughter duo Marcia and Dona Wiley offer additional performance opportunities in studio and as community outreach.

Long-time traditions and favorite programs continue this year, including the beloved annual Nutcracker held at Ridgefield Playhouse, and Artistic Director Amy Piantaggini will continue to collaborate with community partners like SPHERE of Connecticut and Danbury Dance Initiative’s Khalda Logan Benefit Scholarship through Connecticut Ballet.  Performing ensemble students will be afforded enriching performing opportunities with the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ann’s Place’s Festival of Trees for cancer support services, and the Somers Holocaust Memorial Commission, and as a chapter sponsor for National Honor Society for Dance Arts, in alignment with RCD’s holistic approach to the study of dance.

Fall semester begins Tuesday September 5th.  Register for classes age 2 – adult at ridgefielddance.org. Nutcracker auditions are Saturday September 9th

Interested in RCD’s programs? Visit RCD’s open house on Friday August 25 from 5-8 pm, in conjunction with Ridgefield Guild of Artists’ Art Walk, where RCD will host works by artists Tina Phillips and Kris Davenport Toohey.


Tarad@hamlethub.com (RCD) Places Sun, 20 Aug 2017 08:55:00 -0400
Get Jazzed at Sarah's Wine Bar on Sunday, August 27 http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/57110-get-jazzed-at-sarah-s-wine-bar-on-sunday-august-2757110-get-jazzed-at-sarah-s-wine-bar-on-sunday-august-27 http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/57110-get-jazzed-at-sarah-s-wine-bar-on-sunday-august-2757110-get-jazzed-at-sarah-s-wine-bar-on-sunday-august-27

Jazz Masters Series at Sarah's Wine Bar continues on Sunday, August 27 with Jon-Erik Kellso Trio

It's all about Jazz at Sarah's Wine Bar on Sunday, August 27 from 6:30 - 8:30pm.

$27.50 cover charge (includes CT tickettax)
$15 food/drink minimum + 20% service charge

About the performer:

A native son of Detroit, Jon-Erik Kellso came to New York in 1989 to join Vince Giordano's Nighthawks and has since then become a leading trumpet player on the jazz scene.  He performs on an international basis, and his recording credits number well over one hundred. He can be heard with the Nighthawks on the movie and television soundtracks for  "The Aviator" and "Boardwalk Empire", among others.  www.kellsojazz.com

For reservations, call Bernard's restaurant at 203-438-8282.

Sarah's Wine Bar, located upstairs from Bernard's restaurant, is located at 20 West Lane in Ridgefield.

Tarad@hamlethub.com (SWB) Events Sun, 20 Aug 2017 08:22:13 -0400
View Saturn, Jupiter and Moon at New Pond Farm on August 26 http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/57157-view-saturn-jupiter-and-moon-at-new-pond-farm-on-august-2657157-view-saturn-jupiter-and-moon-at-new-pond-farm-on-august-26 http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/57157-view-saturn-jupiter-and-moon-at-new-pond-farm-on-august-2657157-view-saturn-jupiter-and-moon-at-new-pond-farm-on-august-26

Saturn, Jupiter and Moon

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Ann Murray, 203-438-1063

The Discovery Center and the New Pond Farm Observatory, 101 Marchant Rd., West Redding, are hosting an astronomy program that is open to the public on Saturday, August 26th starting at 8:30 P.M. Saturn will be viewed with its magnificent rings. And there will be a final view of Jupiter with its sparkling moons. The moon, just having eclipsed the sun, will be five days old. For those with smartphones, there is a possibility that photos can be taken off the telescopes during the program.  There will be a preview of what will be observed at 8:00 P.M. in the classroom building.

Participants should bring a flashlight for the walk from the parking area to the observatory, insect repellant, and maybe a lawn chair and binoculars, if you have them. The program is $4 per person for Discovery Center members, with a maximum of $16 per family. For non-members, the charge is $6 per person, with a maximum of $24 per family. Registration is required. Visit the Discovery Center website to register here or call 203-438-1063. If it looks as if the skies might be cloudy, check the website after 4:00 PM for program status.

kerry@ducey.org (Ridgefield Library) Places Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:19:50 -0400
Ridgefield Library Happenings: Solar Eclipse, Art Walk & More http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/57156-ridgefield-library-happenings-solar-eclipse-art-walk-more57156-ridgefield-library-happenings-solar-eclipse-art-walk-more http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/57156-ridgefield-library-happenings-solar-eclipse-art-walk-more57156-ridgefield-library-happenings-solar-eclipse-art-walk-more

Solar Eclipes Viewing Party on Monday, August 21 in the Dayton Program Room
A rare astronomical phenomenon is coming on Monday, August 21st, and the Ridgefield Library, Parks and Recreation Department and The Discovery Center invite you to be part of it! Join us for a viewing of the first total eclipse of the sun viewable in the continental United States in 40 years.  
The day will start at the Library with a drop-in storytime with an astronomical theme at 10:30 AM for children ages 3 and up, followed by an educational presentation by Cliff Wattley or the Discovery Center at 12 noon. Activities will then continue from 1:00 - 4:00 PM in Ballard Park with educational presentations, crafts, games, music with a DJ, a solar system scavenger hunt and viewing of the eclipse with special safe viewing glasses provided by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Space Science Institute. 

Throughout the day, you can visit the Library to view footage on a big screen of the eclipse as it travels across the country and to enjoy displays and activities, including a pop-up used book sale of related materials by the Friends of the Library. While only part of the country will experience a total blackout, the NYC metro region, including Western Connecticut, is expected to reach its peak eclipse coverage (around 75%) at app. 2:45 PM. Activities are open to all ages, and family participation is encouraged!  Bring a blanket and lunch and enjoy one last lazy summer afternoon before school starts. Please note: eclipse viewing glasses will only be available at this event.  We will not be distributing them in advance or at other locations.

 No registration - just report to the gazebo in Ballard Park starting at 1:00 PM to receive your free glasses and instruction on safe viewing.  
Art Walk Opening @ the Library
Friday, August 25, 5:00 - 8:00 PM Artists Reception
Saturday, August 26, 12:00 - 4:00 PM Meet the Artist

The featured artist for this year's Art Walk being co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists is book artist Chris Perry. Perry's work will be on display in the Library's Ruggles Fine Art Reading Room in the Morris building through September 8th.

After graduating from Maryland Institute College of Art, Chris Perry moved to New York to begin work at the Guggenheim Museum and later as an assistant for a sculptor. He taught himself book binding out of a need to present a completed work to a potential publisher as an example of exactly how he expected a finished project to work and look. The process of bookmaking soon took over the painting that he had been trained for and now takes up all of his time. He has work in the permanent collections at Yale University Gallery of Art as well as several other public collections. He has shown in many venues across the country. 

Art Walk is an initiative for artists to display their work in unique out-of-gallery settings. 
Making STEAM: VHS to DVD, Adult Maker Group, Library Digital Resources
VHS to DVD Conversion
Do you have home videos in VHS format that you would like convert to DVD?  Reserve this individual two-hour session to make a DVD from one of your personal VHS videos (NTSC format only).   Please note that it takes the entire playback time of the video for the conversion to DVD. Available to Ridgefield Library cardholders 13 years of age and older. Registration required:

Wednesday, August 23, 6:30 PM
Donofrio Family Technology Center
Adult Maker Group
Come join our Adult Maker Group and tinker with us.
This group is for those 18 years of age and older.  New makers are always welcome! Registration recommended.

Thursday, August 24, 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Donofrio Family Technology Center
Getting Started with the Library's Digital Resources 
Need help getting started with one of our digital resources including OverDrive (eBooks and audiobooks), Zinio (digital magazines), Hoopla (eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming music and video), or lynda.com? Drop-in anytime between 1 and 2:30 PM to get assistance from one of our staff.
kerry@ducey.org (Ridgefield Library) Places Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:12:00 -0400
15% Off Whippersnappers Cuts TODAY through Tuesday at Whip Salon http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/57155-15-off-whippersnappers-cuts-today-through-tuesday-at-whip-salon57155-15-off-whippersnappers-cuts-today-through-tuesday-at-whip-salon http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/57155-15-off-whippersnappers-cuts-today-through-tuesday-at-whip-salon57155-15-off-whippersnappers-cuts-today-through-tuesday-at-whip-salon

15% Off Whippersnappers Cuts TODAY through Tuesday at Whip Salon

The first day of school is fast approaching so why not check one thing off your to-do list. Get 15% off Whippersnappers cuts now through Tuesday, August 22nd

. We provide tablets, Etch-A-Sketches and Fidget Spinners for our Whipsters too. 

Some of Whip's additional services for kids include:

  • Detox Treatment - If your child's hair needs some TLC from spending so much time in the pool this summer, our detox treatment is just the thing. 
  • Viral Color - Want to go back to school with a splash of temporary color? Pick from our selection of blue, pink, teal and red! Just $15 added to any service.
  • Mommy & Me - Get blowouts for two with your favorite little sidekick!

BOOK your next appointment through our website whipsalon.com, download the app or call 203.442.6444. We're open 7 days a week for your convenience.

Whip Salon is located at 22 Governor Street (next to Bissell Pharmacy) in Ridgefield. Call 203.442.6444

See why we're getting rave reviews and like us on  Facebook  

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kerry@ducey.org (Whip Salon ) Places Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:39:11 -0400
Summer Sizzles with Live Music at Sarah's Wine Bar http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/57051-summer-sizzles-with-live-music-at-sarah-s-wine-bar57051-summer-sizzles-with-live-music-at-sarah-s-wine-bar http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/57051-summer-sizzles-with-live-music-at-sarah-s-wine-bar57051-summer-sizzles-with-live-music-at-sarah-s-wine-bar

Sarah's Wine Bar, located upstairs from Bernard's at 20 West Lane, is special. Walk up the stairs, open the French doors (or walk outside on the rooftop) and you'll see (and taste) what makes this casual, classy and lively wine bar a standout. 

What's more, some of the most talented local musicians strum their guitars and sing their hearts out at Sarah's Wine Bar Wednesday through Saturday nights.

Make August memorable! Head to Sarah's Wine Bar and enjoy these talented musical performers:

Bob Curiano – Guitar – August 23
Jason Bangser – Jazz Guitar –August 24
Griffin Anthony – Guitar & Vocals –August 25
Cheryl Boyd – Guitar & Vocals –August 26
Bob Curiano – Guitar – August 30
Jason Bangser – Jazz Guitar –August 31

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Places Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:00:00 -0400
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party in Ridgefield on August 21 http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/57068-solar-eclipse-viewing-party-in-ridgefield-on-august-2157068-solar-eclipse-viewing-party-in-ridgefield-on-august-21 http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/57068-solar-eclipse-viewing-party-in-ridgefield-on-august-2157068-solar-eclipse-viewing-party-in-ridgefield-on-august-21

Ridgefield Library & Parks and Rec Invite You to a Solar Eclipse Party on August 21

A rare astronomical phenomenon is coming on Monday, August 21st, and the Ridgefield Library, the Parks and Recreation Department, and The Discovery Center invite you to be part of it!

Join us for a viewing of the first total eclipse of the sun viewable in the continental United States in 40 years. The day will start with a drop-in storytime with an astronomical theme at the Library at 10:30 AM for children ages 3 and up and will continue from 1:00 – 4:00 PM in Ballard Park with educational presentations, crafts, games, music with a DJ, a solar system scavenger hunt and viewing of the eclipse with special safe viewing glasses provided by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Space Science Institute.

Throughout the day, you can visit the Library right across the street to view footage on a big screen of the eclipse as it travels across the country and to enjoy displays and activities. While only part of the country will experience a total blackout, the NYC metro region, including Western Connecticut, is expected to reach its peak eclipse coverage (around 75%) at app. 2:45 PM. Activities are open to all ages, and family participation is encouraged!  Bring a blanket and lunch and enjoy one last lazy summer afternoon before school starts.

 No registration – just report to the gazebo in Ballard Park starting at 1:00 PM to receive your free glasses and instruction on safe viewing. While viewing may be obscured in the event of overcast or rainy weather, alternative activities will take place at the Library rain or shine.  The next total solar eclipse over the continental US won’t take place until 2024, so don’t miss this chance! 

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Ridgefield Library) Events Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:26:00 -0400
CT Hunting & Fishing Day on September 23 features FREE events for the whole family http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/life/57154-ct-hunting-fishing-day-on-september-23-features-free-events-for-the-whole-family57154-ct-hunting-fishing-day-on-september-23-features-free-events-for-the-whole-family http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/life/57154-ct-hunting-fishing-day-on-september-23-features-free-events-for-the-whole-family57154-ct-hunting-fishing-day-on-september-23-features-free-events-for-the-whole-family

Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Divisions of Wildlife, Fisheries, Forestry, State Parks, and State Environmental Conservation Police present: Connecticut Hunting and Fishing Day. 

This FREE event will take place on  Saturday, September 23 from 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM at Cabela's in East Hartford!

Cabela's has graciously offered their grounds and parking area at 475 East Hartford Blvd. N., in East Hartford, for the event.

Lineup of Events

Live Birds of Prey and Waterfowl:
10:00 - 11:00 AM -- The Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy will be bringing ducks, hawks, and owls. There will also be a presentation of the birds (not in flight).

1:00 - 2:00 PM -- Christine's Critters will be featuring Christine Peyreigne, the youngest falconer in Connecticut. She will be bringing a red-tailed hawk, barred owl, American kestrel, and a Cooper's hawk.  

Backyard Fishing Game:
Kids who catch a tagged fish will be entered into a drawing to win one of 160 Zebco fishing poles donated by Cabela's! Thirty-two (32) fishing poles will be given out every hour beginning at 11:00 AM.
Field Dog Demonstrations: 
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM. See various breeds of hunting dogs and watch them in action. Jennifer Broome from Quinebaug Kennels (located in Canterbury, CT) will be giving bird dog demonstrations throughout the day.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase all day.
All Day Activities for All Ages
  • BB Gun Range: Target Shooting and Instruction (CT Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation) 
  • Archery Shooting: Learn about bowhunting safety and how to effectively hone shooting skills. 
  • Fly Tying: Practice your fly tying skills and then head over to practice casting.
  • Fly Casting: Instruction and skills challenge.  Practice your fly casting with the CT Fly Fisherman’s Association and explore different casting techniques.
  • Live Action Simulated Hunting Range
  • Hunting and Fishing Tips: Visit with experts who will give you some great tips on hunting, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors.
  • WHAMM Program
    Wetland Habitat and Mosquito Management marsh restoration equipment.
  • CARE Trailer
    Explore CT fisheries education traveling exhibit and see live fish.
  • TIP Trailer
    View the CT law enforcement educational traveling exhibit and explore various wildlife artifacts.
  • Portable Saw Mill
    See how logs from harvested trees are milled.
  • Moose Calling Demonstration and Competition: every hour on the hour from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Practice calling and test your skills.
  • Live Music
    Acoustic rock and blues provided by Con Doty and Life Station Earth
  • Trapping Demonstration by the Connecticut Trappers Association
  • Taxidermy and Decoy Carving Demonstrations
  • Sportsmen and Conservation Organizations
  • Dart Gun and Blow Pipe Ranges
Just for Kids
  • Wildlife and Nature Craft Activities
  • Build a bluebird nestbox and a tool kit with Home Depot of North Windham and West Hartford
  • Paint a wooden duck
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Wildlife quiz
  • Live animal 
Who's Coming (Stay Tuned -- more participants are being added)
  • Adapt Outdoors, LLC
  • Casting for Recovery
  • Con Doty and Life Station Earth (live music)
  • CT Aquatic Resources Education (CARE) Instructors
  • CT Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation
  • CT Conservation Education/Firearms Safety Instructors
  • CT DEEP - EnCon Police
  • CT DEEP - Forestry
  • CT DEEP - Inland Fisheries
  • CT DEEP - Kellog Environmental Center, Project WILD
  • CT DEEP - Marine Fisheries
  • CT DEEP - Support Services
  • CT DEEP - Wildlife
  • CT Falconer's Association
  • CT Fly Fisherman’s Association
  • CT Fur Harvester’s Association  
  • CT Trappers Association
  • CT Waterfowl Association/Duck Stamp Committee
  • Delta Waterfowl, Connecticut Chapter
  • Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Dynamic Outdoor Concepts: Conquer the Call
  • Fishing Northeast
  • Flaherty Field Trial Association  
  • Groton Sportsmen’s Club Grinders Youth Clay Shooting Team
Tarad@hamlethub.com (CT DEEP) Life Sat, 19 Aug 2017 05:14:00 -0400
For sale: Redding Colonial on 2 beautiful acres http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/57153-for-sale-redding-colonial-on-2-beautiful-acres-150310758757153-for-sale-redding-colonial-on-2-beautiful-acres-1503107587 http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/57153-for-sale-redding-colonial-on-2-beautiful-acres-150310758757153-for-sale-redding-colonial-on-2-beautiful-acres-1503107587

For sale: 80 Diamond Hill Road, Redding
Redding Colonial on 2 beautiful acres- Incredible Value!
Ultimate pride of ownership in this immaculate & totally updated custom colonial in desirable West Redding on 2 park-like acres with extensive professional landscaping, stone walls, stone patio, 3 car garage, and Belgian block lined drive, bordered by open space for peaceful tranquility. $150K+ of improvements inside/out including new kitchen, all new baths, new windows, new HVAC, custom mill-work and masonry. Total 4,058 sf on 3 finished levels including 4  bedrooms/3 baths and 642 sf in lower level media/game rooms. Stunning new kitchen with top of the line cabinetry/appliances and bright breakfast room with atrium glass doors to rear stone patio; main level office/study; formal living room and dining room with crown molding, and dramatic beamed and vaulted  family room with 2nd fireplace and skylights. Elegant vaulted master bedroom with fabulous, just completed new bath.
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 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:53:06 -0400
Board of Selectman Upcoming Meeting: Proposal for Sale of Town Property to Charter Group Homes & More http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/politics/57152-board-of-selectman-upcoming-meeting-proposal-for-sale-of-town-property-to-charter-group-homes-more57152-board-of-selectman-upcoming-meeting-proposal-for-sale-of-town-property-to-charter-group-homes-more http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/politics/57152-board-of-selectman-upcoming-meeting-proposal-for-sale-of-town-property-to-charter-group-homes-more57152-board-of-selectman-upcoming-meeting-proposal-for-sale-of-town-property-to-charter-group-homes-more

Board of Selectmen meetings on Wednesday, August 23

- 5:30 pm Special Board of Selectmen meeting; Town Hall small conference room


1. Executive Session: Proposal for Sale of Town-owned Property to Charter Group Homes

2. Return to Public Session; Vote

- 6:30 pm Board of Selectmen meeting; Town Hall large conference room


1. Public Comment

2. Police Union Contract Vote

3. Temporary Health Care Structure Opt-out Discussion: Rebecca Mucchetti, Richard Baldelli

4. Youth Commission Interview: Emily Furfaro (teen) Reappointments: Mary Furfaro, Alttara Scheer, James Yavenditti, Shane Bowler (teen), Isabella Scheer (teen)

5. Board of Ethics Interview: Michelle E. Pallai

6. Vendor Permit Renewals: Arantes Coffee & Lunch Truck; Gigi’s Family Ice Cream; Only the Hungry

7. Agreement of Use & Occupancy - Yanity Preschool to Almost Home Daycare

8. Approval of Tax Refunds

9. Request for Ridgefield Marketing Funds Revenue Account

10. Selectman’s Report

11. Meeting Minutes Approval: 3/7/17 budget, 6/21/17 special, 7/12/17 special

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Town of Ridgefield) Politics Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:41:20 -0400
Tax-Free Week in Connecticut Kicks Off on Sunday! http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/56979-tax-free-week-is-back56979-tax-free-week-is-back http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/56979-tax-free-week-is-back56979-tax-free-week-is-back


Shop LOCAL and Tax FREE!

The state of Connecticut has officially announced the dates for 2017's tax free week for clothing and footwear costing under $100. This sale will run in stores across the state from Sunday, August 20th to Saturday, August 26th.  

Linked here are a list of tax-free and taxable items during tax free week, since some items like jewelry or other accessories will remain taxable.

For more detailed information from the state of Connecticut on Tax-Free Week, click here.

jacqueline.logsted@woosternet.org (Jackie) Neighbors Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:00:00 -0400
Weeks before the start of school, Governor Malloy announces education cuts http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/politics/57151-weeks-before-the-start-of-school-governor-malloy-announces-education-cuts57151-weeks-before-the-start-of-school-governor-malloy-announces-education-cuts http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/politics/57151-weeks-before-the-start-of-school-governor-malloy-announces-education-cuts57151-weeks-before-the-start-of-school-governor-malloy-announces-education-cuts

In a press conference today, Governor Dannel Malloy announced revisions to the Executive Order Resource Allocation Plan, along with new municipal aid distributions associated with the plan.

Malloy’s  new plan maintains funding for thirty school districts in the neediest communities in Connecticut while reducing, and in many cases, eliminating, state education aid for other school districts. The news comes just weeks before the start of the 2017-2018 school year.

In a press release today, Malloy said, “In the absence of an adopted budget from the General Assembly, my administration is reallocating resources to pay for basic human services, education in our most challenged school districts, and the basic operation of government,” Governor Malloy said. “The municipal aid that is funded as part of this executive order reflects the nearly impossible decisions Connecticut must make in the absence of a budget. It will force some of our municipalities – both large and small – to make similarly difficult choices of their own.”

The following school districts will not receive any cost sharing from the state until a budget is passed.

(Read more: Revisions to the Executive Order 58 Resource Allocation Plan and Town-by-Town Municipal Aid Data)



Beacon Falls

















Deep River


East Granby

East Lyme























New Canaan

New Fairfield

New Hartford



North Haven

Old Lyme

Old Saybrook








Rocky Hill







South Windsor










West Hartford








Towns receiving reduced funding from the state:












East Haddam

East Hampton















New Milford


North Branford

North Canaan

North Stonington























Read: Revisions to the Executive Order 58 Resource Allocation Plan and Town-by-Town Municipal Aid Data

Read the press release in its entirety here.

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Politics Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:08:58 -0400