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Ridgefield Police report incident at Farmingville Elementary School

<p>Today, Monday, March 4 at 3:52 pm, Ridgefield Police report that they responded to Farmingville Elementary School for the report of an unknown male on school property. The report indicated that he was walking around with a metal detector, possibly intoxicated, and arguing with a school security guard.</p><p>According to the police report, the individual was located outside of the school and placed into custody without incident.</p><p>After a brief investigation, police say that it was determined that there was no threat to the public.</p><p>"The individual Robert Nesline, was taken back to police headquarters where he was processed and charged with Breach of Peace and Criminal Trespass. He was issued a $1,000 cash bond and has a court date at Danbury Superior Court on March 20 to answer for the above-listed charges," Captain Jeff Raines states.</p><p>Ridgefield Police appreciates everyone's cooperation at the school during the incident.</p>

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Ridgefield High School Seniors Can Enter American Legion Post 78 Essay Contest

<p>The American Legion&nbsp;Post 78 of Ridgefield is sponsoring an essay contest to promote the&nbsp;principles of Americanism and appreciation of the freedoms that we enjoy. </p><p>All Ridgefield&nbsp;High School seniors are eligible and encouraged to participate. Cash prizes of $1500 each will be awarded to all&nbsp;finalists. Contest entry forms may be obtained from the&nbsp;school Guidance/Counseling Office.&nbsp;</p><p>The deadline for submissions is April 22.</p><p>Learn more about American Legion Post 78&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/post78ridgefield" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">HERE.</a></p><p>*<em>*Image shows winners of the 2022 Essay Contest, from left to right: George Schuster, Adjutant, Dr. John Fisher, Contest Chair, Silvia Feola, George Besse, Commander.</em></p>

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Poetry Study Group with Ira Joe Fisher on March 8: The Multiverse of Poems

<p><em>The Multiverse of Poems: Exploring and Explaining Exquisite Words from Exquisite Writers</em>&nbsp;is a new series with Ridgefield’s Poet Laureate, Ira Joe Fisher, at the Ridgefield Library. Each month on the second Friday, we will take a deep dive into poems selected by Ira and provided to you in electronic or paper form.&nbsp;The first session will be Friday, March 8th from 2:00-4:00 PM.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://ridgefieldlibrary.librarymarket.com/event/poetry-study-group-ira-joe-fisher-multiverse-poems-94210" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Please register</strong></a><strong>.</strong></p><p><em>“Poems rise to the eye and heart and bring good minutes with them. We’ll encounter poems that will move you; poems you will never forget.”-Ira Joe Fisher</em></p>

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Ridgefield and Wilton High School State Tourney Games

<p>Ridgefield High School and Wilton High School will compete in Playoff games at Winter Garden Ice Arena in Ridgefield.</p><p>The schedule for Ridgefield and Wilton High Schools' ice hockey state tournament games are as follows:</p><p><strong>Wilton vs Rocky Hill Co-op</strong></p><p>Monday, March 4, 3:00 pm</p><p>Tickets must be purchased online. Click link below to purchase.</p><p><a href="https://gofan.co/event/1443306?schoolId=CIAC" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://gofan.co/event/1443306?schoolId=CIAC</a></p><p><strong>Rocky Hill Co-op vs Wilton:</strong> CIAC 2024 Boys Ice Hockey Div III 1st Round - Hockey</p><p>March 4, 2024 (gofan.co)</p><p><em>Students/Seniors $5 Adults $10</em></p><p><strong>Ridgefield High School will play Darien</strong> on Wednesday, March 9.</p><p>Time &amp; location to be determined.</p><p>Learn more by emailing: <a href="mailto:info@wintergardenarena.com" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">info@wintergardenarena.com</a> or calling (203) 438-4423.</p><p>Visit Winter Garden Ice Arena: <a href="http://wintergardenarena.com/?utm_content=Organization%20Website%20Link&amp;utm_campaign=Organization%20Message&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_source=Product%20Email" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">http://wintergardenarena.com</a></p>

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New Date and Location for RVNAhealth Wellness Fair

<h2>It’s Official! The RVNAhealth Wellness Fair is moving to the FALL!</h2><p>Please save the date and NEW location for this updated event: </p><p><strong>RVNAhealth’s 49th&nbsp;Annual Wellness Fair</strong></p><p>Saturday, October 5th&nbsp;from 9am-12pm</p><p>Yanity Gym, 60 Prospect Street, Ridgefield, CT.</p><p>This popular community event will enable folks to take stock of their health, learn something new, and get back on track with wellness through FREE health screenings and the ability to meet with experts who represent all our service lines. For information about sponsoring this community health event, contact&nbsp;<a href="mailto:development@rvnahealth.org" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">development@rvnahealth.org</a></p>

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Registration OPEN for Safe & Savvy Driving Workshop in Ridgefield

<p><strong>Ridgefield Community Comes Together to Support New Drivers</strong></p><p>In a remarkable display of community spirit, the Ridgefield Police Department, Pamby Motors, and Ridgefield Driving School are joining forces with Ridgefield resident Aya van Zanten to organize a unique program aimed at helping new drivers feel more confident and educated behind the wheel. This special workshop will offer both classroom education and hands-on basic instruction with an auto mechanic, covering topics not typically included in standard driving school curricula.</p><p>Mark your calendars for Monday, April 29th, 2024 from 7 – 9pm. The event begins at the Ridgefield Driving School, 37 Danbury Road and concludes at Pamby Motors, 143 Danbury Road. Please register <a href="https://bluebird-int.com/registration" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://bluebird-int.com/registration</a></p><p>"This workshop isn't just another driving school," explains van Zanten. "It's an opportunity for new drivers to review their knowledge and learn proactive strategies for handling scenarios and situations not usually covered in traditional driving classes."</p><p>The two-hour workshop, which will be free to attend, is open to all, but the primary focus will be on new and upcoming drivers, as well as those who have recently obtained their license. The program will be divided into three sections, each led by experts in their field.</p><p>Refreshments will be provided by Caraluzzi’s.&nbsp;</p><p>The Ridgefield Police Department will cover topics such as safety, driver interaction with law enforcement, common misconceptions of young drivers, and how to handle animal collisions, accidents, and car breakdowns on roads and highways.</p><p>Ridgefield Driving School will provide guidance on driving in various weather conditions, including snow, sleet, ice, and rain, as well as tips for highway driving and navigating short ramps. They will also review common pitfalls and how to avoid them.</p><p>Lastly, the auto technician from Pamby Motors will offer insights into basic and advanced car mechanics and maintenance, including tire wear, tire pressure, changing tires, jumpstarting, interpreting warning lights, and oil/fluid changes. Participants will have the opportunity for hands-on learning, going back and forth to their own cars to apply what they've learned.</p><p>The workshop will also include a question and answer session, allowing participants to seek advice and clarification from all three experts.</p><p>"This free workshop will be offered initially as a one-time event, with the possibility of repeating it later in the year for those who couldn't participate in the first one," says van Zanten.</p><p>We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Aya van Zanten for her dedication to driving safety and education in our community. She is truly a powerhouse driving positive change.</p><p>Questions? Contact Aya at <a href="mailto:aya@bluebird-int.com" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">aya@bluebird-int.com</a></p><p>Learn more <a href="https://bluebird-int.com" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://bluebird-int.com/</a></p>

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Experts discuss anxiety in teens and children on March 12 at Ridgefield Library

<p>Save the date! On Tuesday, March 12 from 7 to 9pm at Ridefield Library, Dr. Melanie Pearl and Niro Feliciano will be talking about anxiety---in children and teens, as well as in parents. </p><p>When helping your child learn to understand and cope with their anxiety, it can be most useful to understand how your temperament and anxiety interact with your child's view of the world.</p><p>Learn more <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ProjectResilience" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/ProjectResilience</a></p><p><br></p>

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