Ridgefield's HamletHub http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:53:02 -0500 HamletHub.com Praxair Helps HamletHub Make Communities Better http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/55257-praxair-helps-hamlethub-make-communities-better55257-praxair-helps-hamlethub-make-communities-better http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/55257-praxair-helps-hamlethub-make-communities-better55257-praxair-helps-hamlethub-make-communities-better

Praxair’s sponsorship of HamletHub’s EventHub will create greater awareness of local events across New England.

The majority of HamletHub’s growing readership have told us that local events are one of the top reasons they love their towns. Most of these events are organized by local charities and volunteers who do not have the resources and facility to promote the event which results in reduced attendance.  

Not only do these local events provide a great source of entertainment and camaraderie for all, but many charities, non-profit arts organizations, and other civic organizations rely on attendance and awareness from these events to continue to provide their services to their communities.

Praxair will help HamletHub provide a free venue for local organizations to promote events on HamletHub’s widely read “town calendar”. HamletHub has a town calendar specifically devoted to each town in New England due to Praxair’s sponsorship.  

HamletHub thanks Praxair for helping to make communities better!

To learn more about EventHub, visit Calendar.HamletHub.com


Tarad@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Neighbors Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:12:44 -0500
Psychic-Medium to the Stars, Kim Russo to appear at The Ridgefield Playhouse on 4/1 http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/55255-psychic-medium-to-the-stars-kim-russo-to-appear-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-on-4-155255-psychic-medium-to-the-stars-kim-russo-to-appear-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-on-4-1 http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/55255-psychic-medium-to-the-stars-kim-russo-to-appear-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-on-4-155255-psychic-medium-to-the-stars-kim-russo-to-appear-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-on-4-1

HamletHub A Whole New You Series
Hearst Media Entertaining Conversation Speakers Series
Partially underwritten by Reliance Merchant Services

Join Psychic-Medium to the Stars and Star of Lifetime Movie Network’s Hit Show “The Haunting of” as she makes undeniable connections with her audience members, giving them a firsthand glimpse into the world beyond! Kim has helped many Stars such as The one and only Regis Philbin, Chaz Palminteri of “The Bronx Tale”, Giancarlo Esposito, Star of “Breaking Bad”, and singer Carnie Wilson to help uncover the mysteries of the celebrity’s ghostly encounters. Also known as “The Happy Medium”, Kim is the host of the popular TV Show, “The Haunting Of…” on A&E’s Lifetime Movie Network Channel. This weekly, one-hour series is a follow-up show to the long-running series “Celebrity Ghost Stories”. In her #1 show, Kim helps famous celebrities figure out and bring closure and healing to a paranormal experience they’ve once had. Sometimes referring to herself as a translator for the spirit world, Kim also calls herself the psychic journalist, as she prides herself on the accuracy in understanding their language and is most careful to “interview” the spirit coming through during a reading.

Get your tickets here!



vsaintfery21@gmail.com (Vania Saintfery) Events Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:27:08 -0500
State Police & K9 Narcotic Arrest on 1-84 in Danbury Today http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/publicsafety/55253-state-police-k9-narcotic-arrest-on-1-84-in-danbury-today55253-state-police-k9-narcotic-arrest-on-1-84-in-danbury-today http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/publicsafety/55253-state-police-k9-narcotic-arrest-on-1-84-in-danbury-today55253-state-police-k9-narcotic-arrest-on-1-84-in-danbury-today

During a speed enforcement on 1-84 in Danbury at approximately 10:15 am this morning, February 27, a Trooper clocked a vehicle at 86 MPH on 1-84 eastbound at exit 5 in Danbury.

According to police, the operator, Danielle Rose Keith of Lewiston ME, was found to be under suspension in PA and was issued an infraction for motor vehicle violations.

During a search of the vehicle a large amount of edible THC was located in the vehicle. The vehicle was searched with a State Police canine, K9 Favor, a black Labrador Retriever. 

Police say a passenger that claimed ownership of the narcotics was taken into custody and processed at Troop A in Southbury.

State Police seized a total of 406 grams of THC lollipops, 22 grams of THC rock candy, 300 grams of THC cookies, 94 grams of THC WAX, and 13 grams of actual marijuana. 

Total seizure: 835 GRAMS or 29.45 ounces.

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Public safety Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:47:05 -0500
Meet RVNA Spelling Bee contestant Susi Laura Manheimer! http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/55252-meet-rvna-spelling-bee-contestant-susi-laura-manheimer55252-meet-rvna-spelling-bee-contestant-susi-laura-manheimer http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/55252-meet-rvna-spelling-bee-contestant-susi-laura-manheimer55252-meet-rvna-spelling-bee-contestant-susi-laura-manheimer

Meet RVNA Spelling Bee contestant Susi Laura Manheimer!

Susi has been a massage therapist since 2003, and she owns Susi Laura Massage in Ridgefield and Georgetown. She is married and has two daughters.

Can the massage therapist get the knots out of tricky words? Find out on March 8th at the Ridgefield Playhouse! 

Buy your tickets for the Spelling Bee tickets HERE.


Tarad@hamlethub.com (RVNA) Neighbors Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:11:21 -0500
Ridgefield Public Schools Kindergarten Registration Kicks Off this Week http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/life/55249-ridgefield-public-schools-kindergarten-registration-kicks-off-this-week55249-ridgefield-public-schools-kindergarten-registration-kicks-off-this-week http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/life/55249-ridgefield-public-schools-kindergarten-registration-kicks-off-this-week55249-ridgefield-public-schools-kindergarten-registration-kicks-off-this-week

Ridgefield Public Schools are holding Kindergarten registration this week! 

Kindergarten Registration Information 

Kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year will take place on the following dates:

  • Barlow Mountain Elementary - Monday, February 27
  • Farmingville Elementary - Tuesday, February 28
  • Ridgebury Elementary - Wednesday, March 1
  • Scotland Elementary - Thursday, March 2
  • Veteran's Park Elementary - Friday, March 3
  • Branchville Elementary - Monday, March 6

These dates are for parents only. We will introduce parents to some members of the school staff, and we will also review registration forms and distribute important information. Please take a moment to review the kindergarten registration press release for the 2017-2018 school year.


The Ridgefield Public Schools pre-k program provides the opportunity for children ages three and four with and without disabilities to learn together in a safe and nurturing environment. Please join us at one of our following open houses:

  • March 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • March 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Please see our pre-k open house flyer for more information.

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Ridgefield Public Schools) Life Mon, 27 Feb 2017 07:56:11 -0500
Women’s Center Honors Law Enforcement at Gala on April 7 http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/charities/55248-women-s-center-honors-law-enforcement-at-gala-on-april-755248-women-s-center-honors-law-enforcement-at-gala-on-april-7 http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/charities/55248-women-s-center-honors-law-enforcement-at-gala-on-april-755248-women-s-center-honors-law-enforcement-at-gala-on-april-7

The Women’s Center will be celebrating our partnership with local law enforcement at our annual Gala on Friday, April 7, 2017 at The Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury. The evening will begin at 6:00 with cocktails, and will include auctions, dinner and a performance by Steve Kazlauskas of “Echoes of Sinatra.” The honorees for the evening will be the law enforcement agencies in the 13 towns that the Center serves; they will each receive a Founders Award in recognition of the critical work they do in partnership with the Women’s Center.

The Women’s Center provides free & confidential services that prevent or lessen the trauma associated with domestic violence, sexual assault and other major life transitions. Last year, the Center served more than 26,000 women, men and children in 13 area towns. All event proceeds will help to fund these FREE counseling, residential, prevention, and educational programs and services.

Please consider attending the event to celebrate the Women’s Center and our successes in the past year. For more information on ticket purchases, donations, sponsorship, and advertising opportunities, please visit www.wcogd.org or contact Special Events Manager Kelly Parker, at (203) 731-5200 or kelly.p@wcogd.org.

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Pat Zachman) Charities Mon, 27 Feb 2017 07:37:28 -0500
Maura Sullivan is jumping for joy! Find out why! http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/55247-maura-sullivan-is-jumping-for-joy-find-out-why55247-maura-sullivan-is-jumping-for-joy-find-out-why http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/55247-maura-sullivan-is-jumping-for-joy-find-out-why55247-maura-sullivan-is-jumping-for-joy-find-out-why

The Children's Cottage has a new name! Welcome to Catoonah Street Consign Envy Women & Children's Consignment

With the new name comes a fresh new logo and lower prices. 

Owner Maura Sullivan wrote on Consign Envy Facebook Page, "I am jumping for joy over these pictures and our new name change! Thank you to all our clients and customers over the years, we have grown thanks to each one of you. New year, new name and new lower prices!" 

Happening now at Consign Envy: 75% off Clearance Sale. "Shop our fabulous spring collection of women and children's clothing and accessories," says Sullivan.

Consign Envy is located at 23 Catoonah Street. Call them: Call (203) 438-3933 or visit them online

Image by  Claudia Pacifico Photography

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Places Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:46:34 -0500
Honor Biz of Year and Volunteer of the Year on March 10 at Inaugural Breakfast and State of the Town Address http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/55246-honor-biz-of-year-and-volunteer-of-the-year-on-march-10-at-inaugural-breakfast-and-state-of-the-town-address55246-honor-biz-of-year-and-volunteer-of-the-year-on-march-10-at-inaugural-breakfast-and-state-of-the-town-address http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/55246-honor-biz-of-year-and-volunteer-of-the-year-on-march-10-at-inaugural-breakfast-and-state-of-the-town-address55246-honor-biz-of-year-and-volunteer-of-the-year-on-march-10-at-inaugural-breakfast-and-state-of-the-town-address

The Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual Inaugural Breakfast and State of the Town Address on Friday March 10, 2017 (snow date March 24) from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Silver Spring Country Club, Ridgefield, CT.  The breakfast will feature the Inauguration of the Chamber’s Board of Directors for 2017 and “State-of-the-Town” address by First Selectman Rudy Marconi who will give an overview of current happenings and issues within the town with a brief question and answer.

The event also includes the Chamber’s annual business awards presentation honoring Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year as well as New Business of the Year. “Every year our Board looks forward to identifying award recipients so their achievements and efforts can be recognized,” said David Buckley, Board Chair.  “We will honor Ridgefield Prime as Business of the Year, Kathy Graham from Fairfield County Bank as Volunteer of the Year and EZ Junk and Snow Removal as our New Business of the Year.”

“Each of our honorees has contributed a great deal to the Ridgefield community,” said Jennifer Zinzi, Executive Director of the Chamber of the Commerce. “Their service, philanthropy, ingenuity and energy are tireless and it is our honor to recognize each of them.

The breakfast is also the first opportunity for the public to meet the 2017 Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as they are sworn into their roles.  The 2017 Board of Directors is as follows: David Buckley of  NuWeigh Wellness,  Chair, Christy Kinsman of the Little House Shoppe, Past Chair, Jill Maguire of Union Savings Bank, Chair-Elect, Alexandra Carrow, Treasurer, Arnold Light of Arnold Light Consults, Secretary.  Directors are as follows: Patricia Alexander of Webster Bank, Pamela Banks of Banks Law, Tony DeMarco of CorCystems, Deborah Durkee of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Real Estate, Justin Felton of Complete Payroll Systems, Paul Fitzpatrick of CrossRoads Signs, MaryKate Gobleck of Reliance Merchant Services, Meredith Mulhearn of Cucumber & Chamomile, Vincent Perry of Fairfield County Bank, Jane Scarbrough of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Real Estate, Nancy Schairer of Winters Brothers Waste Management and Abraham Spierer of AHS Management and Tax Services .

All are welcome to attend and the cost is $50 per person.  For additional information or to register, visit www.destinationridgefield.com/events  or call (203) 438-5992.

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Jennifer Mulhern) Events Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:34:41 -0500
Kids invited to have the summer of their dreams at Harvey Cavalier Camp: Open House on March 4 http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/55245-kids-invited-to-have-the-summer-of-their-dreams-at-harvey-cavalier-camp-open-house-on-march-455245-kids-invited-to-have-the-summer-of-their-dreams-at-harvey-cavalier-camp-open-house-on-march-4 http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/55245-kids-invited-to-have-the-summer-of-their-dreams-at-harvey-cavalier-camp-open-house-on-march-455245-kids-invited-to-have-the-summer-of-their-dreams-at-harvey-cavalier-camp-open-house-on-march-4

Harvey Cavalier Camp Winter Open House March 4, 2017, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Harvey Cavalier Summer Camp offers campers ages 4-15 a fun and exciting summer. One of Northern Westchester's premier summer camps, Cavalier Camp takes place on a beautiful 125-acre campus from July 5 through August 11. At Cavalier Camp, kids are given the opportunitiy to design their own camp day, selecting from more than 50 engaging options within technology, dance, crafts, athletics, swimming, ice skating, and fine and performing arts. If kids can imagine it, we probably offer it!

The Winter Open House will take place on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fill out the form to receive information about Cavalier Camp and our Winter Open House event.

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Harvey Cavalier Camp) Places Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:15:51 -0500
Wilton Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to identify suspect who robbed bank on Friday http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/publicsafety/55244-wilton-police-department-is-asking-for-the-public-s-assistance-to-identify-suspect-who-robbed-bank-on-friday55244-wilton-police-department-is-asking-for-the-public-s-assistance-to-identify-suspect-who-robbed-bank-on-friday http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/publicsafety/55244-wilton-police-department-is-asking-for-the-public-s-assistance-to-identify-suspect-who-robbed-bank-on-friday55244-wilton-police-department-is-asking-for-the-public-s-assistance-to-identify-suspect-who-robbed-bank-on-friday

On 2/24/17 at approximately 3:00 pm Wilton Dispatch received a report of a bank robbery in progress at the Fairfield County Bank located at 941 Danbury Road in the Georgetown section of Wilton. Officers responded and discovered that a lone male entered the bank and demanded cash. There was no weapon visible or threatened and the suspect left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The Wilton Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in attempting to identify the pictured suspect who is believed to be white male approximately 5’8” – 5’10” tall, that was operating the pictured 1997 Honda Accord color green. Wilton Police Officers were assisted by Weston, Redding and Ridgefield Police Officers. There were no injuries sustained in this incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Wilton Police Department Detective Bureau at (203) 834-6254 or the Department’s Tips Line at (203) 563-0256 or e-mail at crime.watch@wiltonct.org.

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Wilton Police) Public safety Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:50:51 -0500
Wooster School Boys and Girls Basketball Teams Selected To Prestigious New England Tournament http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/55243-wooster-school-boys-and-girls-basketball-teams-selected-to-prestigious-new-england-tournament55243-wooster-school-boys-and-girls-basketball-teams-selected-to-prestigious-new-england-tournament http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/55243-wooster-school-boys-and-girls-basketball-teams-selected-to-prestigious-new-england-tournament55243-wooster-school-boys-and-girls-basketball-teams-selected-to-prestigious-new-england-tournament


In addition to winning the HVAL Tournament Championship for the second year in a row, Wooster School’s Varsity Boys Basketball team has been selected to compete in the prestigious Class D New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Tournament. Wooster is the #2 seed and will host #7 seed Hoosac School on Wednesday, March 1 at 3:45 pm in the Forever Young Gymnasium. The winner will advance to the semifinals to be held on Saturday, March 4. The location is TBD. 

Tournament seedings are as follows:

#1 – Storm King School

#2 – Wooster School

#3 – Bancroft School

#4 – Christian Heritage School

#5 – Lexington Christian Academy

#6 – Oakwood Friends School

#7 – Hoosac School

#8 – Watkinson School 

To view the full bracket, please visit: http://nepsac.org/page/3059. Be sure to check back for updated results, game times, and locations. 

Coming off their HVAL Tournament appearance, the Wooster School Varsity Girls Basketball team has been selected to compete in the prestigious Class E New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Tournament. Wooster is the #2 seed and will host #7 seed Storm King School on Wednesday, March 1 at 5:15 pm in the Forever Young Gymnasium. The winner will advance to the semifinals to be held on Saturday, March 4. The location is TBD. 

Tournament seedings are as follows:

#1 – Dublin School

#2 – Wooster School

#3 – Providence Country Day

#4 – Covenant Christian Academy

#5 – Oakwood Friends School

#6 – Marie Philip School

#7 – Storm King School

#8 – Chapel Hill – Chauncy Hall 

To view the full bracket, please visit: http://nepsac.org/page/3059. Be sure to check back for updated results, game times, and locations. 

To learn more about Wooster School, visit http://www.woosterschool.org/ or contact Wooster School Admissions at (203) 830-3916.

About New England Preparatory School Athletic Council

NEPSAC was established in 1942 as an organization of athletic directors from accredited New England independent schools. While the Association does not function as a regulatory or oversight body (like the NCAA or state public high school associations), NEPSAC does sanction New England championship events in many sports and provides guidance in a variety of issues involving interscholastic athletics in our schools.

To learn more, visit http://www.nepsac.org/

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Lori Kriegel) Neighbors Mon, 27 Feb 2017 04:26:03 -0500
RHS Girls Track Team Heads to Indoor National Championships http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/55242-rhs-girls-track-team-head-to-indoor-national-championships55242-rhs-girls-track-team-head-to-indoor-national-championships http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/55242-rhs-girls-track-team-head-to-indoor-national-championships55242-rhs-girls-track-team-head-to-indoor-national-championships

The Ridgefield High School girls track team qualified two relays last night at the Armory & head to Indoor National Championships to be held March 10-12.

According to the Head Girls Cross Country & Track Coach John Goetz, the sprint medley team of Jo Simon, Sammi Petruzzelli, Emma Langis, and Gabby Viggiano set a new school record of 4:13.92 under the standard of 4:15.00 during Saturday's meet at The Armory Track & Field Center in New York.

The distance medley team of Katie Jasminski, Alex Damron, Anna Landler, and Tess Pisanelli ran 12:17.46, beating the standard of 12:26.00.

Congratulations girls and best of luck in the National Championships! 

Image courtesy of Coach Goetz.

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Neighbors Mon, 27 Feb 2017 04:14:48 -0500
United Airlines to Debut Nonstop Service Between Bradley Airport & San Francisco http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/life/55241-united-airlines-to-debut-nonstop-service-between-bradley-airport-san-francisco55241-united-airlines-to-debut-nonstop-service-between-bradley-airport-san-francisco http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/life/55241-united-airlines-to-debut-nonstop-service-between-bradley-airport-san-francisco55241-united-airlines-to-debut-nonstop-service-between-bradley-airport-san-francisco

CT Airport Authority Announce Launch of Nonstop Service Between Bradley & San Francisco with United Airlines

Governor Dannel P. Malloy, the Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) and United Airlines today announced the debut of new, seasonal nonstop United Airlines service between Bradley International Airport (BDL) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).  Beginning June 8, 2017 and running through September 5, the flight offers business commuters and tourists another option when traveling to the Greater Hartford area.

“It is undeniable that we are witnessing a period of significant growth at Bradley International Airport with the addition of yet another nonstop route to another major hub,” Governor Malloy said.  “What I hope everyone understands with these ongoing developments is that adding more airlines and more routes opens the door for increased economic opportunities for business travelers who see Hartford as a destination where their companies can do business with even more convenience.  This is exactly why I pushed for the creation of the Connecticut Airport Authority several years ago, because we see Bradley as a key economic driver in our region.  We will continue utilizing the airport as yet another resource to grow jobs and increase business activity in Connecticut.”

“This is more good news for Connecticut residents, our business community, and our economy,”  Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman said.  “Direct service to San Francisco will bring more business and innovation, increase tourism opportunity, and is another indicator that Bradley is a global competitor in the travel sector.”

“United is proud to offer our Connecticut customers a convenient and comfortable travel experience between Hartford and our premier Pacific gateway hub in San Francisco,” Aileen Moriarty, United’s manager of Connecticut Sales, said.  “This new route will provide multiple connections to destinations along the U.S. West Coast and to United’s international routes to China and business centers throughout Asia.”

“Bradley International Airport already connects passengers to more than thirty popular destinations with nonstop flights, and one of the Airport Authority’s key strategic goals is to continue growing the airport’s menu of flights, with a particular emphasis on additional West Coast service,” CAA Board Chair Charles R. Gray said.  “We are very pleased to be expanding the airport’s route structure with the introduction of this new service, offering our passengers added connectivity to the West Coast and beyond.”

The service will utilize an Airbus 319 with a 128-seat configuration.  The outbound flight will leave BDL at 6:30 AM (ET), with an arrival at SFO at 9:46 AM (PT).  The inbound flight will depart SFO at 10:30 PM (PT), with an arrival at BDL at 6:53 AM (ET).

“United has been part of Bradley’s network for more than 50 years.  We are pleased to strengthen this ongoing partnership with the introduction of the new route to San Francisco, and pleased that United will be expanding their footprint at Bradley,” CAA Executive Director Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E, said.  “This new route is an important addition to our growing roster of flights, and it is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to provide our travel community with an exceptional travel experience to and from Bradley.”

In 2016, Bradley marked its fourth consecutive year of year-over-year passenger growth.  This was heightened by a number of service launches, including Aer Lingus service to Dublin, Ireland; American Airlines service to Los Angeles; United Airlines service to Denver; and OneJet service to Pittsburgh.

Over the past year, Bradley has also diversified its menu of amenities.  Recent openings include an Escape Lounge, Phillips Seafood restaurant, a duty-free shop, a Customs and Border Protection Global Entry enrollment center, and a mothers’ nursing room.  In the coming months, a Two Roads Brewery Tap Room is also scheduled to open at the airport.

The CAA was established in 2011 with the goal of transforming BDL and five of the state’s general aviation airports (Danielson, Groton/New London, Hartford-Brainard, Waterbury-Oxford, and Windham Airports) into vibrant economic drivers.  It is a quasi-public agency and has the flexibility and autonomy to streamline processes and maintain responsiveness to economic opportunities for the airports.  The CAA Board of Directors consists of 11 members with a broad spectrum of experience in aviation-related and various other industries.

BDL is the second largest airport in New England, with a customer base that covers the entire Northeast.

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Gov. Malloy's Office) Life Mon, 27 Feb 2017 03:44:55 -0500
Spring Photo Shoots at Henny Penny Farm in Ridgefield http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/55240-farm-photo-shoot55240-farm-photo-shoot http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/55240-farm-photo-shoot55240-farm-photo-shoot

While spring is typically a distant thought for most people during this time of year, at Henny Penny Farm February is when the 2017 lambs from their show winning flock of Romney sheep begin to be born.  Then the goats are born followed by the rabbits and the arrival of chicks.  It is such an exciting and beautiful time on the farm that when the opportunity to invite the accomplished photographer Janette James arose, farmer Whitney Freeman just couldn't miss out.  Together they will facilitate mini photo shoots that capture the joy and wonder when children meet a baby animal for the first time.

Janette James, principal photographer of Tall Angel Photography, is a nationally exhibited fine art photographer and was voted one of the Top Rated child, baby and family photographers in NYC. James will be offering mini photo shoots at the historic farm in Ridgebury on March 25, 26 and April 2.  Participants have the unique opportunity of visiting the farm while the animals are very small, before the general public can visit during the baby animal farm tours later in the spring.  

The photo packages will include 4 jpegs and one print by the artist. A limited number of spots are available and may be booked by phone at 347-306-1549 or by email info@hennypennyfarmct.com 

Visitors will experience the quieter, more personal side of the farm's residents. "Every animal on this farm must have a job", says Freeman, "but it doesn't mean that they can't be exceptionally personable and beautiful as well!" 

whitney@hennypennyfarmct.com (Farmer's Friend) Places Mon, 27 Feb 2017 02:52:58 -0500
Learn About Ridgefield Young Life & WyldLife at their Spring Dinner on March 9 at Gallo! http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/charities/54894-ridgefield-young-life-and-wyldlife-spring-dinner54894-ridgefield-young-life-and-wyldlife-spring-dinner http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/charities/54894-ridgefield-young-life-and-wyldlife-spring-dinner54894-ridgefield-young-life-and-wyldlife-spring-dinner

Join Ridgefield Young Life and WyldLife for their Spring Dinner on March 9th, 2017 at Gallo, from 7-9:30pm.  This evening is for any parents, adults, or community members looking to hear more about what Young Life is, and how you can get more involved!  

Young Life is 100% funded by local donors, so this informational evening of fundraising is necessary to keep Young Life thriving in this community.  Please visit ridgefieldct.younglife.org for more information about Young Life and WyldLife, and to register for the evening.  Tickets are $75 each, and again, all information is available on our website.  We look forward to seeing you at Gallo!!!

Please contact Young Life's local staff person, Kristen (kristenmceacharn@gmail.com) or the Young Life Committee Chair, David Llanos (llanosdj@gmail.com) with any questions!

kristenmceacharn@gmail.com (Kristen McEacharn) Charities Mon, 27 Feb 2017 02:46:00 -0500