Ridgefield's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield Fri, 05 Mar 2021 21:41:36 -0500 HamletHub.com Ridgefield's Andrew Mercorella Named to St. Lawrence University's Dean's List https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/68930-ridgefield-s-andrew-mercorella-named-to-st-lawrence-university-s-dean-s-list68930-ridgefield-s-andrew-mercorella-named-to-st-lawrence-university-s-dean-s-list https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/68930-ridgefield-s-andrew-mercorella-named-to-st-lawrence-university-s-dean-s-list68930-ridgefield-s-andrew-mercorella-named-to-st-lawrence-university-s-dean-s-list

Andrew Mercorella from Ridgefield has been selected for inclusion on St. Lawrence University's Dean's List for academic achievement during the Fall 2020 semester.

Mercorella is a member of the Class of 2021 and is majoring in economics. Mercorella attended Ridgefield High School.

To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must have completed at least four courses and have an academic average of 3.6 based on a 4.0 scale for the semester.

kerry@ducey.org (St. Lawrence University) Neighbors Fri, 05 Mar 2021 15:19:13 -0500
COVID Cases at Multiple Ridgefield Public Schools https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/68933-covid-cases-at-multiple-ridgefield-public-schools68933-covid-cases-at-multiple-ridgefield-public-schools https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/68933-covid-cases-at-multiple-ridgefield-public-schools68933-covid-cases-at-multiple-ridgefield-public-schools


Late last night, Aaron Crook said that the District learned that a member of the Ridgefield High School (RHS) community tested positive for COVID-19. This individual was in quarantine from exposure at an RPS sponsored event, therefore in-school transmission cannot be ruled out. No additional students or staff were placed into quarantine as a result of this case. 

Crook said that today, the District learned that another member of the Scotts Ridge Middle School (SRMS) community has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual was in the SRMS building while potentially infectious to others on Wednesday, March 3rd, and Thursday, March 4th. Contact tracing for this case has been completed.

Finally, Crook said that a member of the Branchville Elementary School community tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 2nd. This individual was not in the BES building during a period of time when they were potentially infectious to others. This individual has a known source of exposure outside of the BES school building. No contact tracing is needed.

"I have conferred with Town of Ridgefield Health Director, Ed Briggs, and RPS Medical Advisor, Dr. James Ahern about these cases," said Crook. 

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Fri, 05 Mar 2021 15:09:52 -0500
Ridgefield Conservation Commission Releases 1st Edition of Quartly Newsletter, Learn More About this Amazing Town Organization! https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/life/68932-ridgefield-conservation-commission-releases-1st-edition-of-quartly-newsletter-learn-more-about-this-amazing-town-organization68932-ridgefield-conservation-commission-releases-1st-edition-of-quartly-newsletter-learn-more-about-this-amazing-town-organization https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/life/68932-ridgefield-conservation-commission-releases-1st-edition-of-quartly-newsletter-learn-more-about-this-amazing-town-organization68932-ridgefield-conservation-commission-releases-1st-edition-of-quartly-newsletter-learn-more-about-this-amazing-town-organization

Ridgefield’s Conservation Commission's Spring 2021 Newsletter is available and on the RCC website!

This is the first edition of our quarterly newsletter and is a great way for the public to better understand what it is we do, and why we do it! Learn about all of our exciting projects by clicking this link!
Ridgefield’s Conservation Commission serves the town by devoting our efforts to the sound development, conservation, supervision and regulation of the town's natural resources.
Did you know?  The Conservation Commission maintains 55 miles of trail in over 30 open spaces that range from easy to difficult.
kerry@ducey.org (Dan Levine, Ridgefield Conservation Commission) Life Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:17:28 -0500
Ridgefield Police Report on Suspicious Incident on Mamanasco Road https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/publicsafety/68929-ridgefield-police-report-on-suspicious-incident-on-mamanasco-road68929-ridgefield-police-report-on-suspicious-incident-on-mamanasco-road https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/publicsafety/68929-ridgefield-police-report-on-suspicious-incident-on-mamanasco-road68929-ridgefield-police-report-on-suspicious-incident-on-mamanasco-road

Yesterday, Thursday, March 4 at approximately 1646 hours, the Ridgefield Police responded to a suspicious incident that occurred on Mamanasco Road.

The complainant contacted the police after finding a broken window in their home that was caused by a bullet. Officers checked the area for evidence of individuals firing weapons with negative results. It appears that the bullet was not intentionally fired at the home.

This case remains under investigation. If anyone has information associated with this incident, they are asked to contact the Ridgefield Police Department Detective Bureau at (203)431-2794 or the anonymous tip line at (203)431-2345.


kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Public safety Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:13:54 -0500
Former Ridgefield Couple Gives $450K Gift Toward Nuvance Health’s Digital Strategy https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/68928-former-ridgefield-couple-450k-gift-toward-nuvance-health-s-digital-strategy68928-former-ridgefield-couple-450k-gift-toward-nuvance-health-s-digital-strategy https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/68928-former-ridgefield-couple-450k-gift-toward-nuvance-health-s-digital-strategy68928-former-ridgefield-couple-450k-gift-toward-nuvance-health-s-digital-strategy

For nearly two decades, Danbury couple has donated $1 million to support strategic initiatives

Today, consumers use their high-tech mobile devices for nearly everything — from ordering groceries to streaming entertainment to transferring their bank funds. And one Nuvance Health donation will help ensure people can use their smartphones to improve their health.

“The majority of traffic to retail websites now comes from smartphones, but the healthcare industry has lagged behind in this key trend,” said John Patrick of Danbury, Conn., who with his wife, Joanne, recently donated $450,000 to Nuvance Health to support the Connecticut and New York-based seven-hospital system’s digital health strategies.

There is tremendous potential for digital health, according to John Patrick, formerly Vice President of Internet Technology at IBM and author of six books. “mHealth (mobile health) will make getting an appointment for an X-ray or a physician visit as easy as buying a household item or booking an airline flight online.”

For example, a simple text can communicate, store, retrieve and remind patients of their health status or deliver messages promoting healthy behaviors and choices.

“Digital health is a core element of our 2025 strategic plan,” Nuvance Health President and CEO Dr. John M. Murphy said. “The Patricks’ generous gift will help us place the needed focus on this key area.”

In addition to financial support, John Patrick recently joined Nuvance Health’s Digital Patient Experience Executive Committee.

“His decades of experience in technology and his service on the Danbury Hospital and Western Connecticut Health Network boards of directors brings us a unique perspective to help build out a digital health strategy to serve our patients,” said Geoffry Hook, Nuvance Health’s Chief Information Officer.

Over the past 20 years, the Patricks have made numerous gifts totaling $1 million to key areas of Nuvance Health programs including oncology radiation therapy, breast cancer, neonatal care, mobile pediatric care and nursing education. Their first major donation was $100,000 in 2006 to enable the launch of a women’s cardiac care program. Joanne Patrick was formerly a coronary care nurse specialist and she recognized research had found men’s and women’s cardiovascular health and heart attack symptoms were different. The cardiac gift was followed in 2011 with a $100,000 donation to support the launch of the Rudy L. Ruggles Biomedical Research Institute and an additional gift in 2013 to enable a Cell Generation Laboratory at the institute. In 2016, the Patricks donated $250,000 to help launch the system’s telehealth program, which has become essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. Telehealth, or connected care, is a key element of Nuvance Health’s digital health strategy. It enables patients to see their doctors remotely using a desktop, laptop or mobile device.

“Philanthropic support is critical in these difficult times,” Nuvance Health Chief Development Officer Grace Linhard said. “John and Joanne have a history of helping to add focus to leading-edge healthcare initiatives, which are so important to the health system’s long-term focus on technology directly benefiting our patients. We hope other philanthropists will join John and Joanne to build on the investment they have made in our future.”

Find out how you can support Nuvance Health’s efforts.

kerry@ducey.org (andrea rynn) Neighbors Fri, 05 Mar 2021 06:53:52 -0500
Save the Date! Ridgefield Lions Shred Day on Saturday, April 24 https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/68853-save-the-date-ridgefield-lions-shred-day-on-saturday-april-2468853-save-the-date-ridgefield-lions-shred-day-on-saturday-april-24 https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/68853-save-the-date-ridgefield-lions-shred-day-on-saturday-april-2468853-save-the-date-ridgefield-lions-shred-day-on-saturday-april-24

Save the date and save those unwanted documents! The Ridgefield Lions Shred Day is Saturday, April 24 from 9-12 in the parking lot behind Starbuck's. This is a great way to safely shred all unneeded sensitive documents securely to prevent identity theft.

The cost is $10.00 per copy paper size box. 

All money collected will be used by Lions Club for senior citizens, student scholarships and other local projects. 

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Fri, 05 Mar 2021 05:41:37 -0500
Ridgefield's Kieran Smith Ranked Top NCAA Division 1 Men's Swimmer, Likened to Ryan Lochte https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/68927-ridgefield-s-kieran-smith-ranked-top-ncaa-division-1-men-s-swimmer-likened-to-ryan-lochte68927-ridgefield-s-kieran-smith-ranked-top-ncaa-division-1-men-s-swimmer-likened-to-ryan-lochte https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/68927-ridgefield-s-kieran-smith-ranked-top-ncaa-division-1-men-s-swimmer-likened-to-ryan-lochte68927-ridgefield-s-kieran-smith-ranked-top-ncaa-division-1-men-s-swimmer-likened-to-ryan-lochte

2018 RHS graduate and current University of Florida swimmer, Kieran Smith was named the number 1 ranked NCAA men's swimmer this season by Swimming World Magazine.

Smith has been compared to 12-time Olympic medalist, Ryan Lochte! Just this weekend, at the Mizzou Aquatics Center, the Gators took home their ninth straight SEC title, led by our very own. He was also named SEC Championship Swimmer of the Meet. 

Smith holds an American record, an NCAA record, multiple SEC records, and multiple Florida records. Other accolades include 14-time All American, 2020 SEC male swimmer of the year and 2020 All-SEC First Team.  

During his high school career, Smith was the No. 13-ranked recruit overall and No. 1 from Connecticut in the 2018 recruiting class according to collegeswimming.com. His High School accomplishments were also extensive, including USA Swimming Scholastic All-American, Two-time NISCA All-America, US National Junior Team member in 2017, Connecticut HS Coaches Association Swimmer of the Year in 2016 & 2017, and Connecticut Swimmer of the Year in 2017. 

In addition to his success in athletics, Smith has made the 2019 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll and 2020 SEC Academic Honor Roll. Ridgefield is truly proud of all of his accomplishments. 

Can you hear the cheers from Ridgefield, Kieran Smith? We’re rooting for you to bring home gold!  

His full records and times are on the Florida Gators website.

*Image courtesy Florida Gators

kerry@ducey.org (Lily Newman) Neighbors Fri, 05 Mar 2021 03:50:40 -0500
LWV of Ridgefield Hosts Meet Your Legislators via Zoom https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/politics/68926-lwv-of-ridgefield-hosts-meet-your-legislators-via-zoom68926-lwv-of-ridgefield-hosts-meet-your-legislators-via-zoom https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/politics/68926-lwv-of-ridgefield-hosts-meet-your-legislators-via-zoom68926-lwv-of-ridgefield-hosts-meet-your-legislators-via-zoom

The League of Women Voters of Ridgefield and the Ridgefield Library present a Meet Your Legislators’ meeting with Aimee Berger-Girvalo, 111th District State Representative; Kenneth Gucker,138th District State Representative, and Will Haskell 26th District State Senator.
Members of the CT State Legislature will discuss what is happening at the CT State Capitol and let their constituents know where they stand on important issues. They will provide insight into the current legislative session and discuss the bills before the current session that are of particular interest to the League and their constituents.
Members of the public who pre-register for the meeting on the Library’s website can send in questions for the Legislators from March 13 to 17 by emailing the League at inforlwv@gmail.com. Questions must be brief, of general interest to the audience, and about state business and not about personal matters. There will be no live Q&A via Zoom on 3/20.
Please register on the Library’s home page, Events Calendar to receive your Zoom link here.
kerry@ducey.org (Fran Walton) Politics Fri, 05 Mar 2021 03:06:15 -0500
Junior Golf Hub's FREE S.M.A.R.T. Goals Workshop on March 10, Interactive Webinar to Assure You're On Par for 2021 Golf Season and Beyond! https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/68925-junior-golf-hub-s-free-s-m-a-r-t-goals-workshop-on-march-10-interactive-webinar-to-assure-you-re-on-par-for-2021-golf-season-and-beyond68925-junior-golf-hub-s-free-s-m-a-r-t-goals-workshop-on-march-10-interactive-webinar-to-assure-you-re-on-par-for-2021-golf-season-and-beyond https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/68925-junior-golf-hub-s-free-s-m-a-r-t-goals-workshop-on-march-10-interactive-webinar-to-assure-you-re-on-par-for-2021-golf-season-and-beyond68925-junior-golf-hub-s-free-s-m-a-r-t-goals-workshop-on-march-10-interactive-webinar-to-assure-you-re-on-par-for-2021-golf-season-and-beyond

Register NOW for Junior Golf Hub's S.M.A.R.T. Goals Workshop on March 10th Webinar at 7pm EST

Pre-Season Goal Setting: Be S.M.A.R.T.

During Junior Golf Hub’s upcoming webinar on March 10th, we’ll be talking with a panel of experts including Clinical Psychologist Dr. Josh Brant and Mental Health Specialist Brittany Romagna about S.M.A.R.T. Goals: what are they and how you can set yourself up to reach them this season!

Workshop participants will enjoy an interactive experience to learn about and set their own, personal S.M.A.R.T. goals for the 2021 golf season and beyond!

Join our FREE Interactive Goal Setting Workshop. Develop an understanding of how to set meaningful goals and leave with your own S.M.A.R.T. goals for the 2021 season!

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Fri, 05 Mar 2021 02:55:28 -0500
Celebrate Passover and Easter with Bernard's: Dine In or Take Away https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/68924-passover-and-easter-take-away-ordering-at-bernard-s68924-passover-and-easter-take-away-ordering-at-bernard-s https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/68924-passover-and-easter-take-away-ordering-at-bernard-s68924-passover-and-easter-take-away-ordering-at-bernard-s

Passover and Easter Take Away Ordering at Bernard's

Chef Bernard is at it again to help with your holiday cooking needs!

Place your Passover order or Easter order now - with pick up Friday, March 26th for Passover and Friday, April 2nd for Easter.

Order online HERE. 

Dine at Bernard's!

Easter Sunday Pre Fix Menus

Brunch 11:00 - 12:30 / Dinner 1:30 - 6:30

Call to order: 203-438-8282 or online HERE.

kerry@ducey.org (Bernard's) Places Fri, 05 Mar 2021 02:33:38 -0500
Members of RHS Community Test Positive for COVID-19 https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/68923-members-of-rhs-community-test-positive-for-covid-1968923-members-of-rhs-community-test-positive-for-covid-19 https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/68923-members-of-rhs-community-test-positive-for-covid-1968923-members-of-rhs-community-test-positive-for-covid-19

Today, Aaron Crook, COVID-19 Health and Safety Compliance Liaison reported that the District learned that a member of the Ridgefield High School (RHS) community has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual was in the RHS building while potentially infectious to others on Monday,  March 1st. This individual has a known source of infection outside of the RHS building. Contact tracing has been completed for this case.

In addition, Crook reported that another member of the RHS community has tested positive. This individual was at RPS sponsored events on Monday, March 1, Tuesday, March 2 and Wednesday, March 3. Contact tracing for this case has been completed.

Crook said, "I have conferred with Town of Ridgefield Health Director, Ed Briggs, and RPS Medical Advisor, Dr. James Ahern about these cases. Please wear a mask, wash your hands, keep your distance, and get vaccinated."

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Thu, 04 Mar 2021 14:44:36 -0500
Banners Herald Ridgefield’s Journey of Compassion https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/life/68922-banners-herald-ridgefield-s-journey-of-compassion68922-banners-herald-ridgefield-s-journey-of-compassion https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/life/68922-banners-herald-ridgefield-s-journey-of-compassion68922-banners-herald-ridgefield-s-journey-of-compassion

On Saturday, May 1, Ridgefield will join the International Charter of Compassion and earn the distinction of being designated as a City of Compassion.

Three years ago, a group of civic-minded residents founded the non-profit, Compassionate Ridgefield, to foster greater compassion, respect, and civility within the town of Ridgefield. While Ridgefield has always been a place known to be caring and supportive of others, there is always room to grow. Whether on the ball fields, on social media, or in the quaint shops that line Main Street, Compassionate Ridgefield aims to foster a culture where everyone, no matter their age, race, ethnicity, religion, political or sexual orientation, feels welcome, included and respected.

To draw attention to this effort and Ridgefield’s signing of the Charter of Compassion, Compassion Ridgefield in collaboration with the Ridgefield Arts Council, has created 10 banners, each with a single word, that illustrate essential qualities of compassion. These colorful banners will adorn the light posts along Main Street and in Copps Hill for the month of March, hopefully drawing attention to the vital importance of compassion in our stressful world today.

“Born out of concerns about the high rates of stress, depression, and bullying among our youth, the incivility, and hostility on all social media platforms, as well as the increase in hate vandalism in our area, we launched Compassionate Ridgefield to ‘shift’ the culture,” says board chair Carol Mahlstedt, and “these banners will help highlight all the work that we have done thus far and will continue to do as Ridgefield strives to live and respond to others more compassionately.”

To learn more, visit the Compassionate Ridgefield website here

kerry@ducey.org (Compassionate) Life Thu, 04 Mar 2021 14:16:54 -0500
Ridgefield Library Expands In Library Express Browsing Hours Beginning Saturday https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/68921-ridgefield-library-expands-in-library-express-browsing-hours-beginning-saturday68921-ridgefield-library-expands-in-library-express-browsing-hours-beginning-saturday https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/68921-ridgefield-library-expands-in-library-express-browsing-hours-beginning-saturday68921-ridgefield-library-expands-in-library-express-browsing-hours-beginning-saturday

Beginning on Saturday, March 6th the Ridgefield Library will be expanding our in-Library Express Browsing Hours on Wednesdays and Saturdays!

Our updated in-Library Express Browsing Hours are:
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am-1pm; 2pm-5pm (closed 1pm-2pm for enhanced cleaning)
  • Wednesday 2pm-7pm 
The health and safety of our community and staff remains our most important service priority. We ask our patrons to restrict their stays to the minimum time needed. Visitors are limited to one 30-minute visit per person per day. All visitors must wear CDC conforming masks that fully cover nose and mouth, use hand sanitizer on entry, and maintain proper social distancing while visiting the Library. Visits to the Children’s Library and computer use are by appointment. Please see the Express Services FAQs for complete details on services available and to plan your visit.
The Library continues to offer all of our popular Virtual Library services, including online
programming for all ages; online individual research and technology support; access to our expanded digital collection, including our newest streaming service, KanopyConsult-A-Librarian individual Zoom appointments; Personal Book Bundles; LiveChat on our website during open hours; and remote access to our catalog and Library card account services.
We encourage patrons to utilize the Contactless Lobby Pickup service for requested materials. To schedule Lobby Pickup appointments, follow the link in the “Hold Ready” email you receive when your materials are ready for pickup. Please let our Circulation Team know if you need assistance.
We are also here to help you by phone or email from 10am-5pm Monday through Saturday:
Our outdoor book drop is open 24/7 for return of Library materials. Our indoor book drop is also open and available during Express Browsing Hours. The Library continues to quarantine returned materials per recommended guidelines for your safety. Please return materials on time so that they are available for others to enjoy. Please also note that due to quarantine requirements it may take up to 6 days for certain items to be “checked in” and no longer appear on your library account.
We will continue to communicate with email updates, so please be sure to join our email list, and check our website ridgefieldlibrary.org for current information. Thank you for your patience and support through these challenging times.
kerry@ducey.org (Ridgefield Library Director Brenda McKinley) Places Thu, 04 Mar 2021 11:42:44 -0500
Some COVID-19 Restrictions Ease in Connecticut Beginning March 19, Large Event Venues to Open in April https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/politics/68920-plans-to-ease-some-covid-19-restrictions-in-connecticut-to-begin-march-19-large-event-venues-to-open-in-april68920-plans-to-ease-some-covid-19-restrictions-in-connecticut-to-begin-march-19-large-event-venues-to-open-in-april https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/politics/68920-plans-to-ease-some-covid-19-restrictions-in-connecticut-to-begin-march-19-large-event-venues-to-open-in-april68920-plans-to-ease-some-covid-19-restrictions-in-connecticut-to-begin-march-19-large-event-venues-to-open-in-april

Lamont Announces Plans To Ease Some COVID-19 Restrictions in Connecticut

Governor Ned Lamont today announced that in the coming days he plans to revise some requirements that were implemented in Connecticut in the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly when it comes to those relating to capacity levels and travel restrictions.

The governor stressed that while some of these restrictions are being eased, all of the protocols that relate to face coverings, social distancing, and cleaning measures are being maintained, and people and businesses are urged to continue adhering to those health and safety procedures.

“While it is encouraging to see the number of cases in our state gradually going down and people getting vaccinated at rates that are among the highest in the nation, we need to continue taking this virus seriously to mitigate its spread as much as possible,” Governor Lamont said. “Please continue to wear face coverings in public and when around other people outside of your households, maintain social distancing, and keep washing your hands and cleaning surfaces. Connecticut has made tremendous strides to combat this pandemic, and we don’t want to lose the progress that we’ve made.”

Protocols that will remain in effect until further notice include:

  • Face coverings and masks continue to be required
  • Bars that only serve beverages continue to remain closed
  • 11PM closing time remains in place for events at venues, restaurants, and entertainment
  • Indoor theaters continue to have a 50% capacity
  • Large event venues (e.g. stadiums) to open in April

The protocols that will be revised in the coming days include:

Beginning Friday, March 19, 2021

  • All capacity limits will be eliminated for the following businesses, while face coverings, social distancing, and other cleaning and disinfecting protocols will continue to be required:
  • Restaurants (8-person table capacity and 11PM required closing time for dining rooms continues)
  • Retail
  • Libraries
  • Personal services
  • Indoor recreation (excludes theaters, which will continue to have a 50% capacity)
  • Gyms/fitness centers
  • Museums, aquariums, and zoos
  • Offices
  • Houses of worship
  • Gathering sizes will be revised to the following amounts:
  • Social and recreational gatherings at private residence – 25 indoors/100 outdoors
  • Social and recreational gatherings at commercial venues – 100 indoors/200 outdoors
  • All sports will be allowed to practice and compete, and all sports tournaments will be allowed, subject to Department of Public Health guidance
  • Connecticut’s travel advisory will be modified from a requirement to recommended guidance

Beginning Monday, March 29, 2021

  • Capacity limits on early childhood classes will increase from 16 to 20

Beginning Friday, April 2, 2021

  • Outdoor amusement parks can open
  • Outdoor event venues can increase to a 50% capacity, capped at 10,000 people
  • Indoor stadiums can open at 10% capacity
  • Summer camps and summer festivals are advised to begin the planning stages to open for the upcoming season
kerry@ducey.org (Gov. Ned Lamont) Politics Thu, 04 Mar 2021 11:19:03 -0500
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center Announces First-Ever Spring Boutique in the Barn https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/68919-keeler-tavern-museum-history-center-announces-first-ever-spring-boutique-in-the-barn68919-keeler-tavern-museum-history-center-announces-first-ever-spring-boutique-in-the-barn https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/68919-keeler-tavern-museum-history-center-announces-first-ever-spring-boutique-in-the-barn68919-keeler-tavern-museum-history-center-announces-first-ever-spring-boutique-in-the-barn

In response to the great success of the 2020 Holiday Boutique in the Barn, Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center is launching the first-ever Spring Boutique in the Barn. Shoppers have the unique opportunity to browse a variety of items for purchase all while experiencing the charm and craftmanship of the Museum’s historic Carriage Barn. Designed by famed twentieth-century architect and longtime Tavern resident Cass Gilbert, the Carriage Barn dates to circa 1910 and was originally designed to house Gilbert’s horses, carriages, and, eventually, automobiles.

Gift shop manager Margo Mc Eachern encourages visitors to experience the new event: “The Spring Boutique features a wide assortment of wares, with an emphasis on highlighting local creative talent and local stories.” Peruse original artwork by thirteen Ridgefield-area artists, a large collection of historical fiction and nonfiction books by local authors, and merchandise celebrating KTM&HC, Ridgefield, and Connecticut. Browse spring and Easter-themed objects for the home and garden, and update your wardrobe with a curated selection of accessories. The Boutique also showcases a selection of gifts for children, including books, toys, games, and our very own Keeler Kids Craft kits.

Barn doors and windows will be open to maximize air circulation, so shoppers are reminded to dress accordingly. KTM&HC will also observe these safety protocols during the sale:

  • Capacity is limited inside the barn in accordance with state and local guidelines.
  • Shoppers must wear masks while in the barn.
  • The boutique has one-way traffic flow.
  • Shoppers are asked to observe 6-foot social distancing.
  • Masks and hand sanitizer are available at the entrance and exit.
  • Shoppers and volunteers need to sign in for contact tracing.

Featured artists include Harry Dayton, Marilyn Gordon, Tim Guthrie, Chris Lecher, Martha Levites, Anna Lossius, Joan Ogren, Tina Phillips, Ellen Ross, Fru Saily, Paul Siegel, Martha Talburt, and Antonio Villaneueva. KTM&HC welcomes lovers of history and shopping alike from 11am-3pm on March 25-27 and April 1-3. The Carriage Barn is located at 132 Main Street in Ridgefield. 


kerry@ducey.org (Katie Burton) Events Thu, 04 Mar 2021 10:40:38 -0500