Ridgefield's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield Fri, 28 Jan 2022 21:20:00 -0500 HamletHub.com Lamont Activates State Emergency Operations Center, Implements Tractor Trailer Ban Ahead of Severe Winter Storm https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/71674-lamont-activates-state-emergency-operations-center-implements-tractor-trailer-ban-ahead-of-severe-winter-storm71674-lamont-activates-state-emergency-operations-center-implements-tractor-trailer-ban-ahead-of-severe-winter-storm https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/71674-lamont-activates-state-emergency-operations-center-implements-tractor-trailer-ban-ahead-of-severe-winter-storm71674-lamont-activates-state-emergency-operations-center-implements-tractor-trailer-ban-ahead-of-severe-winter-storm

Governor Ned Lamont today announced that as a severe winter storm with blizzard conditions is anticipated to impact Connecticut, he is implementing a travel ban on tractor trailers for all limited access highways statewide effective at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 29, 2022, and remaining in effect until further notice. The tractor trailer travel ban is being implemented in coordination with neighboring states that are also anticipating severe conditions.

Additionally, under the governor’s direction, the Connecticut State Emergency Operations Center will be activated at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, and staffed virtually and/or in person with personnel from several state agencies, such as the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (including the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, the State Police, and the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control), the Department of Transportation, and the Connecticut National Guard, as well as liaisons from Eversource and United Illuminating. The State Emergency Operations Center has already been activating in a virtual capacity to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Forecasts are projecting blizzard conditions for much of Connecticut on Saturday, with snowfall amounts currently expected to reach 12 to 18 inches in the western portion of the state and going up to 18 to 24 inches in eastern portions, particularly near the Rhode Island border.

At times, snowfall will be extremely heavy with rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour expected, causing whiteout conditions that will make visibility very limited. Governor Lamont is advising everyone in Connecticut to anticipate sheltering in place beginning Friday night through Saturday evening. He is encouraging everyone to avoid all unnecessary travel throughout the duration of storm.

“The forecast right now is projecting blizzard conditions for a significant portion of the state on Saturday, which is why I am urging everyone statewide to plan to shelter in place beginning Friday night and remaining there throughout the day on Saturday until the storm is over,” Governor Lamont said. “At times, snowfall rates will reach whiteout conditions, making visibility extremely limited, and when this happens, we cannot safely send plows to clear the roads for the safety of the drivers and anyone else in their vicinity. During the height of the storm, travel will be treacherous, and we are strongly urging everyone to remain off the roads to the greatest extent possible.”

Crews from the Connecticut Department of Transportation have been preparing in advance of the storm. The state has 634 plow trucks, 18 industrial loader-mounted snow blowers, and more than 100 front-end loaders that are prepared for deployment, in addition to roughly 200 contractors that are on standby and ready to supplement the state plowing fleet.

The New Haven Line will operate a storm schedule (Metro-North schedule Z), while all other bus and rail services statewide are suspended on Saturday. The last trains and buses will run as scheduled on Friday.

“The Connecticut Department of Transportation is geared up and ready to go,” Connecticut Transportation Commissioner Joseph Giulietti said. “All equipment, vehicles, and crews are at the ready, and our storm center is monitoring the weather forecast and conditions closely. Although this is a changing storm, we are urging the public to stay home and off the roads. Let our crews work. And as always, if you must be out, use extreme caution and do not pass the plow. With our staffing shortages, we’re asking for patience, it will take longer to clear our routes and keep up with accumulating snow.”

While it is encouraged to avoid driving during the storm if at all possible, motorists can check www.cttravelsmart.org for the latest road updates and alerts before traveling.

For emergency management news and resources, visit the state’s CTPrepares website at ct.gov/ctprepares or download the CTPrepares app to mobile devices at the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

 

News briefing on snowstorm preparations

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Neighbors Fri, 28 Jan 2022 14:55:17 -0500
RVNAhealth’s Nurse-Family Partnership Moms and Babies Get Valentine's Day Love from NCL Ridgefield https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/71673-rvnahealth-s-nurse-family-partnership-moms-and-babies-get-valentine-s-day-love-from-ncl-ridgefield71673-rvnahealth-s-nurse-family-partnership-moms-and-babies-get-valentine-s-day-love-from-ncl-ridgefield https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/71673-rvnahealth-s-nurse-family-partnership-moms-and-babies-get-valentine-s-day-love-from-ncl-ridgefield71673-rvnahealth-s-nurse-family-partnership-moms-and-babies-get-valentine-s-day-love-from-ncl-ridgefield

A HUGE thank you to the National Charity League - Ridgefield!

They generously donated their time to create “Luv You Bags” for RVNAhealth’s Nurse-Family Partnership moms and their babies for Valentine’s Day. We are so grateful to all of you!
 
Nurse-Family Partnership at RVNAhealth helps first-time mothers become successful in their new roles. Our team of maternal and child health nurses utilizes the evidence-based Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) nursing model which pairs mothers with their own personal nurse from pregnancy through their child’s second birthday. RVNAhealth Nurse-Family Partnership is a voluntary, free program for eligible mothers residing in Western Connecticut. For more information about Nurse-Family Partnership at RVNAhealth click here.
 
National Charity League is a multi-generational philanthropic organization of mothers and daughters who volunteer close to three million hours annually to over 6,000 charities in the United States. They practice philanthropy which is the active effort to promote human welfare.
 
Visit RVNAhealth on Facebook here and follow them on Instagram here.
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kerry@ducey.org (RVNAhealth) Neighbors Fri, 28 Jan 2022 13:08:38 -0500
LOVE Rocks at The Ridgefield Playhouse Valentine’s Day Fundraising Event with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love on February 14 https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/71672-love-rocks-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-valentine-s-day-fundraising-event-with-rock-roll-hall-of-famer-darlene-love-on-february-1471672-love-rocks-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-valentine-s-day-fundraising-event-with-rock-roll-hall-of-famer-darlene-love-on-february-14 https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/71672-love-rocks-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-valentine-s-day-fundraising-event-with-rock-roll-hall-of-famer-darlene-love-on-february-1471672-love-rocks-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-valentine-s-day-fundraising-event-with-rock-roll-hall-of-famer-darlene-love-on-february-14

Rolling Stone has called Darlene Love “One of the Greatest Singers of All Time” and the Grammy Award winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer shows no signs of slowing down!  After wowing crowds with her sold out holiday shows featuring the legendary #1 holiday classic “Christmas Baby Please Come Home,” Darlene Love returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse to rock your Valentine’s Day on Monday, February 14.  

The night kicks off at 6:30pm with a free glass of bubbly for every ticket holder, chocolates and the chance to purchase raffle tickets to win jewelry, a spa package courtesy of Adam Broderick Salon & Spa and a Date Night which includes a chauffeur driven BMW for the evening, dinner for two at Bernard’s and tickets to the show of your choice at The Ridgefield Playhouse, courtesy of BMW of Ridgefield.  Additional support provided by Deborah Ann’s Sweet Shoppe and Freixenet Mionetto. Following the pre-show festivities Darlene Love takes the stage for a night of hits including “He’s A Rebel,” “The Boy I’m Gonna Marry,” “Wait ‘Til My Bobby Gets Home,” “He’s Sure the Boy I Love” and many more!  Part of the Pepsi Rock Series Driven by North American Motor Car, this show will be an unforgettable way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!  Media sponsor for the evening is CT’s Best Music Variety - WEBE 108fm. 

Since the early sixties, Darlene has appeared on numerous television programs and on Broadway, running the gamut from her weekly appearances on Shindig to a recent guest spot on the PBS special entitled Women Who Rock.  Her holiday classic “Christmas Baby Please Come Home,” was performed annually with Paul Shaffer and the CBS Symphony Orchestra on The Late Show With David Letterman for some 29 years before David retired.

Through the years, Darlene Love has captivated audiences worldwide with her warm, gracious stage presence and superb performances. Her film “Twenty Feet From Stardom” was not only awarded with an Oscar, it was also soon followed by a Grammy Award for the soundtrack. Rolling Stone Magazine has proclaimed Darlene Love to be “one of the greatest singers of all time” and that certainly rings true, but perhaps Paul Shaffer says it even more concisely: “Darlene Love is Rock N’ Roll!” – which was made official when she was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by Bette Midler, a great fan of her work, in 2011. During the celebration the two ladies performed “He’s A Rebel” together.  Darlene also sang “He’s A Fine, Fine Boy” backed by another distinguished fan, Bruce Springsteen.           

For more information or to purchase touchless print at home ticket ($75 - $85) go online at www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org or, you can visit or call the box office (203) 438-5795.  The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT and is committed to keeping the arts alive and available to all.

Follow us on Instagram:  @RidgefieldPlayhouse Twitter: @RPlayhouse
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ridgefieldplayhouse/

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kerry@ducey.org (The Ridgefield Playhouse) Events Fri, 28 Jan 2022 12:41:43 -0500
Ridgefield Police Raise More Than $22,000 for Special Olympics of Connecticut! https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/publicsafety/71671-ridgefield-police-raise-more-than-22-000-for-special-olympics-of-connecticut71671-ridgefield-police-raise-more-than-22-000-for-special-olympics-of-connecticut https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/publicsafety/71671-ridgefield-police-raise-more-than-22-000-for-special-olympics-of-connecticut71671-ridgefield-police-raise-more-than-22-000-for-special-olympics-of-connecticut

The Ridgefield Police Benevolent Association (PBA) would like to recap the past year's Special Olympics fundraising.

With the support of many of our residents, businesses and other Ridgefield organizations, we were able to collect $22,086.00.

All funds raised went directly to the Special Olympics of Connecticut. SOCT provides support and training for all of our local SOCT athletes, so a huge THANK YOU!

The men and women of the Ridgefield Police Department are forever grateful for the support of our fundraising events including: Tip a Cop, Adopt a Mile and our first ever Penguin Plunge. Raising these funds put our department in 3rd place throughout the entire state and we couldn't have done it without you.

So, keep an eye out for what we have planned in 2022...

Visit Ridgefield Police on Facebook here to stay up to date on Department news!

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kerry@ducey.org (RPD) Public safety Fri, 28 Jan 2022 11:42:46 -0500
A Few Bits from RPS Superintendent Da Silva: BOE Budget, Upcoming Math Placement Workshop, and More https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/71670-a-few-bits-from-rps-superintendent-da-silva-boe-budget-upcoming-math-placement-workshop-and-more71670-a-few-bits-from-rps-superintendent-da-silva-boe-budget-upcoming-math-placement-workshop-and-more https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/71670-a-few-bits-from-rps-superintendent-da-silva-boe-budget-upcoming-math-placement-workshop-and-more71670-a-few-bits-from-rps-superintendent-da-silva-boe-budget-upcoming-math-placement-workshop-and-more

Friday BITS from Ridgefield Public School Superintendent Dr. Susie Da Silva

Board of Education

The early part of our week was busy!  We had our full-day budget workshop on Saturday.  You can watch the full-day meeting here

On Monday, our Board of Education learned more about our elementary mathematics study, special service department, the 2022-23 budget, and policies. You can watch Monday’s meeting here

On Tuesday evening, our Board of Education met for its annual retreat.  Representatives from the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE), and Shipman and Goodwin joined us.  We discussed roles and responsibilities, as well as Board and District Priorities. You can watch the Board Retreat here

RPS NEWS FOUND here!

Ridgefield Tiger Talk
It’s budget season for Ridgefield Public Schools! Joining us on this week’s episode of Ridgefield Tiger Talk is Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Susie Da Silva and her leadership team. In this show we talk about the budget process, the district’s needs/goals, current themes in education, and budget priorities. Make sure you don’t miss this very informative podcast!

Curriculum Parent Workshops 

The Parent Workshop, “How Students Learn Mathematics” took place virtually on the RPS YouTube Curriculum Channel. If you click on the RPS YouTube Curriculum Channel now, you will see that workshop and all of the previous workshops. For even easier access to the channel, subscribe!

The next workshop is on February 10, 2022. It is called Math Placement: Elementary and Middle School. This presentation will inform parents about the math placement process and will describe the different mathematics pathways students can take through middle and high school.

Health and Safety 

The COVID positivity case rate for the town of Ridgefield has declined significantly to 61.2 new cases per day per 100k population. Cases remain high but are well off the peak of the Omicron wave.   Tests are available at each of our schools for students or staff who are experiencing symptoms and unable to access a test.  Please contact your school nurse.

Resources for Families and Students

Attached please find information regarding educational, safety, mental health, and food security resources and programs available for students and their families.  The attachment Resources for Families and Students can be found here.

Follow us here:

  • Twitter: @RPS_DaSilva 
  • Instagram: rpssuper  

 

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Dr. Susie Da Silva) Neighbors Fri, 28 Jan 2022 11:36:00 -0500
Town of Ridgefield Winter Storm: Prepare for Strong Gusty Winds https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/life/71669-town-of-ridgefield-winter-storm-prepare-for-strong-gusty-winds71669-town-of-ridgefield-winter-storm-prepare-for-strong-gusty-winds https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/life/71669-town-of-ridgefield-winter-storm-prepare-for-strong-gusty-winds71669-town-of-ridgefield-winter-storm-prepare-for-strong-gusty-winds

Town of Ridgefield Winter Storm Preparation

We are facing a winter storm with strong, gusting winds, and as we know from experience, these storms can create disruption. First Selectman Rudy Marconi is reminding residents to be prepared and “plan for the worst, and hope for the best.”

While our Emergency Management Office does its best to warn residents about pending weather events and provide services and supplies to those in need during an emergency, we ask you to do your part by being prepared.

To stay informed before, during and after an event, sign up for our local notification system at www.RidgefieldAlerts.com.”

In addition to eliminating any potential hazards outside of the home, you can prepare your home and vehicle(s) ahead of a storm by procuring, organizing, and storing enough supplies to be self-sufficient for up to two weeks.

Home supplies should include:

  • One gallon of water per person per day.
  • Non-perishable food, including a manual can opener.
  • Refilled prescriptions and updated first aid kit.
  • Digital and hard copies of important documents like health/vaccination records.
  • Water, food, prescriptions, and vaccination records for all pets.
  • Fully charged electronics with portable battery backup chargers, if possible.
  • Extra batteries sized to fit portable radios, flashlights and lanterns.
  • Wood for fireplace or wood stove stored in a safe and accessible place.
  • Full gasoline cans and/or propane tanks.
  • Generator, if possible (follow manufacturer’s safety and ventilation recommendations).
  • Cash for emergencies.
  • Prepare an emergency “Go-Bag,” which should contain:
  • Flashlight, batteries, first aid kit, face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, pet items (see above) and cash.
  • Remember to bring Rx, water, and nonperishable food.
  • For vehicle(s), bring “Go-Bag” and make sure car(s) has:
  • Full gas tank(s)
  • Blankets, shovel, local map, ice scraper, and sand/litter/ice melt.

To be better prepared for Ridgefield-related emergencies, follow the Ridgefield Office of Emergency Management on:

Facebook: Ridgefield Emergency Management page

      Twitter: @Ridgefield_OEM 

Local radio: 850 AM-WREF  & 800 AM-WLAD

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kerry@ducey.org (Town of Ridgefield) Life Fri, 28 Jan 2022 10:29:16 -0500
Ridgefield Public Schools partners with Project Resilience for Online Workshop on February 7 https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/71668-ridgefield-public-schools-partners-with-project-resilience-for-online-workshop-on-february-771668-ridgefield-public-schools-partners-with-project-resilience-for-online-workshop-on-february-7 https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/71668-ridgefield-public-schools-partners-with-project-resilience-for-online-workshop-on-february-771668-ridgefield-public-schools-partners-with-project-resilience-for-online-workshop-on-february-7

Ridgefield Public Schools partners with Project Resilience to offer a series of workshops, "Parenting the Selfie Generation".

On February 7 at 7:00 pm, experts will present “Executive Function Skills: The Building Blocks for Success in Life.”

Learn the basics of instilling these critical skills from a panel of child-development experts: join Sasco River Center Executive Director Christopher Bogart (Ph.D, Lic. Clinical Psychologist); Occupational Therapist Julia Cipriano (MS, OTR/L); and Executive Functions Specialist David Kuchar (MA) for an informative Zoom session to:

* Develop a thorough understanding of executive function skills

* Learn strategies to foster their development

*Discover tips to help the sensory-sensitive child self-regulate arousal

Presented by Project Resilience, Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield PTAs, Ridgefield Public Schools, and the Ridgefield Youth Commission.

Please register HERE for the Zoom link.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Fri, 28 Jan 2022 09:14:35 -0500
Ridgefield Library CLOSED Tomorrow Due to Impending Snowstorm https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/71666-ridgefield-library-closed-tomorrow-due-to-impending-snowstorm71666-ridgefield-library-closed-tomorrow-due-to-impending-snowstorm https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/71666-ridgefield-library-closed-tomorrow-due-to-impending-snowstorm71666-ridgefield-library-closed-tomorrow-due-to-impending-snowstorm

Due to the impending snowstorm, the Library building will be closed on Saturday, January 29th.
 
The Library is open until 6:00pm on Friday, January 28th. Stop by and stock up on books, DVDS, puzzles, games and more!
 
We're here for you online, even in the worst weather! With your Ridgefield Library card you can check your account and reserve items, download ebooks, audiobooks, digital magazines, stream video content and more.
 
 
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kerry@ducey.org (Ridgefield Library) Places Fri, 28 Jan 2022 09:09:15 -0500
Wooster School Establishes Teaching Fellowship Program https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/71665-wooster-school-establishes-teaching-fellowship-program71665-wooster-school-establishes-teaching-fellowship-program https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/71665-wooster-school-establishes-teaching-fellowship-program71665-wooster-school-establishes-teaching-fellowship-program

Wooster School in Danbury, CT is excited to announce the establishment of a Teaching Fellowship Program with an emphasis on contributing to efforts to prepare more college graduates of color for roles as teachers in independent schools. Of particular interest are recent college graduates of color from our local geographic area who feel the call to teach.

Teaching Fellows will be expected to commit to a full-time role in the two-year program, which includes preparation for and teaching of 2-3 classes per trimester under the supervision of a mentor teacher, participation in Wooster’s Teacher Learning Program, and additional responsibilities such as coaching, club supervision, and tutoring. Teaching Fellows will also have the opportunity to enroll in the Mount Holyoke College Independent School Teaching Fellows program and be awarded a Master’s Degree (MAT) from Mount Holyoke’s Teacher Leadership Program, at no cost to the fellow.

Wooster School Teaching Fellows will be paid a $30,000 per year stipend for each year in the program and receive full health benefits through Wooster School’s benefits plan. Fellows will be expected to work for Wooster School’s typical teacher school year, with additional summer work for those who choose to pursue their Master’s degree. A more comprehensive job description can be found on the Wooster School website.

While open to candidates interested in all academic disciplines in either the Middle or Upper Schools, for the cohort starting in the 2022-23 school year, Wooster is particularly interested in teachers of Spanish and Mathematics. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to Parvin Taraz, Wooster School Director of Curriculum, at parvin.taraz@woosterschool.org

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

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kerry@ducey.org (Lori Kriegel) Neighbors Fri, 28 Jan 2022 09:06:50 -0500
Lamont Announces Launch of Website for the Newly Formed Connecticut Hate Crimes Advisory Council https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/politics/71664-lamont-announces-launch-of-website-for-the-newly-formed-connecticut-hate-crimes-advisory-council71664-lamont-announces-launch-of-website-for-the-newly-formed-connecticut-hate-crimes-advisory-council https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/politics/71664-lamont-announces-launch-of-website-for-the-newly-formed-connecticut-hate-crimes-advisory-council71664-lamont-announces-launch-of-website-for-the-newly-formed-connecticut-hate-crimes-advisory-council

Governor Ned Lamont today announced the launch of a website for the recently formed Connecticut Hate Crimes Advisory Council. Located at portal.ct.gov/hatecrimes, the website provides state residents with information regarding the group, which was created as a result of legislation that Governor Lamont signed into law last year.

“This recently formed council consists of a diverse group of members who have volunteered their time to provide the state with their insights so that we can establish policies that combat hate crimes and ensure that appropriate actions are taken as we continue to face these unfortunate and unlawful events,” Governor Lamont said. “Nobody should live in fear of being the victim of a crime because of who they are, and I will be relying on their recommendations for ways that we can improve our policies and laws on hate crimes.”

The council is responsible for encouraging and coordinating programs that increase community awareness and reporting of hate crimes and to combat such crimes. It also can make recommendations for legislation, including on the reporting, investigation, and prosecution of hate crimes, restitution for victims of hate crimes, community service designed to remedy damage caused by hate crimes, and additional alternative sentencing programs for first-time offenders and juvenile offenders involved in hate crimes.

The council consists of 33 members, 9 of whom are ex-officio and the remainder appointed by the governor. It is housed within the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney.

Its next meeting, which will be held remotely, is scheduled for Friday, February 18, 2022, at 2:15 p.m. More information on its meetings, including links to watch remote meetings live online, can be found on the council’s website.

To report a hate crime, contact local police or 1-800-CALL-FBI, or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov. Tips may be submitted anonymously.

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kerry@ducey.org (Gov. Ned Lamont) Politics Fri, 28 Jan 2022 07:36:56 -0500
Ridgefield Home for Sale: 13 Sky Top Road, Picturesque Setting, Like New Construction https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/71663-ridgefield-home-for-sale-13-sky-top-road-picturesque-setting-like-new-construction71663-ridgefield-home-for-sale-13-sky-top-road-picturesque-setting-like-new-construction https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/71663-ridgefield-home-for-sale-13-sky-top-road-picturesque-setting-like-new-construction71663-ridgefield-home-for-sale-13-sky-top-road-picturesque-setting-like-new-construction

For Sale: 13 Sky Top Road, Ridgefield

Gorgeous, like new construction, after comprehensive gut/remodel from the studs out completed in 2016. Picturesque setting on 1.29 level acres, just steps from Ridgefield's Serfilippi/Fitzgerald parks and Lake Windwing, complete with 2 baseball fields, hiking/biking trails, plus opportunities for fishing, skating and cross country skiing.

Extensive additional renovations by the current owners include converting the former sun porch into the spacious family room with French doors, hardwood floor and access to the rear patio/gardens; expanding the garage to 2 full bays; and extensive landscaping, stone patio, plantings, etc. This sophisticated country ranch offers a light and bright, modern open floor plan to create a sense of expansiveness including: the living room with wood-paneled marble fireplace open to the dining room and bright kitchen with crisp white cabinets, subway tile backsplash, warm granite counters, and stainless steel appliances including the gas range/hood. Spread out in the sun-drenched family room, or close off the French doors when privacy is desired.

The main level also includes the breezeway to the 2 car attached garage; large laundry/mudroom with built-in hooks/cubbies; and informal second front entrance. Total 1,804sf with 3 bedrooms and 2 full custom baths including the elegant master bedroom suite with granite-topped double vanity and spacious walk-in closet, plus 2 additional bedrooms with shared hall bath. Hardwood flooring throughout; new windows; new propane HVAC; and designer appointments throughout; all just 57 miles via the Sawmill to Midtown!

Take a virtual tour of the property here

To learn more about this property, contact Laura Freed Ancona here

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kerry@ducey.org (Laura Freed Ancona) Places Fri, 28 Jan 2022 06:12:25 -0500
Town of Ridgefield Plans Musket Ball; Save the Date, April 30, 2022 https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/71662-town-of-ridgefield-plans-musket-ball-save-the-date-april-30-202271662-town-of-ridgefield-plans-musket-ball-save-the-date-april-30-2022 https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/71662-town-of-ridgefield-plans-musket-ball-save-the-date-april-30-202271662-town-of-ridgefield-plans-musket-ball-save-the-date-april-30-2022

Ridgefield: Grab your neighbor, old friends, new friends, your college kids nursery school friends’ parents, and save the date, Saturday, April 30, 2022, for the Musket Ball. This community event will be part of the town’s Celebration of the 245th Battle of Ridgefield weekend and a wonderful way to beat the pandemic isolation blues.  

This year’s Musket Ball Co-Chair Harriet Hanlon says, “we thought about putting a disco ball on the invitation to give the true sense of the occasion. We all love and celebrate the history of the town, and we want the party to be modern and fun.” 

The Musket Ball committee promises a night of dancing, supper, magic, signature cocktails, an art lounge, and more surprises. While organizers hope to have actors from the Battle of Ridgefield re-enactment dressed in Revolutionary garb at the event, the attire is Festive Cocktail. Co-Chair Stacey Schilbli explains, “we want it to be a night people look forward to, whether they want to wear a favorite from their closet or use the event as an excuse to cut the tags off a special outfit. If guests want to dress in period costumes, that’s great too. Whatever goes!” 

The Musket Ball’s tagline is “Party Like It’s 1775,” and attendees can expect to see the Lounsbury House in a whole new light. Organizers of the event include First Selectman Rudy Marconi, Hanlon, Schibli, President of the Historical Society Tracy Seem, Jill Castle, and Alison Pratt. Tickets will be on sale here this week ($150/each).

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terri@hamlethub.com (Alison Pratt) Events Fri, 28 Jan 2022 05:17:04 -0500
Ridgefield Weather: Winter Storm Warning Tonight and Tomorrow, 10-16 Inches of Snow Likely https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/life/71661-ridgefield-weather-winter-storm-warning-tonight-and-tomorrow-10-16-inches-of-snow-likely71661-ridgefield-weather-winter-storm-warning-tonight-and-tomorrow-10-16-inches-of-snow-likely https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/life/71661-ridgefield-weather-winter-storm-warning-tonight-and-tomorrow-10-16-inches-of-snow-likely71661-ridgefield-weather-winter-storm-warning-tonight-and-tomorrow-10-16-inches-of-snow-likely

A strong winter storm will bring a period of moderate to heavy snowfall and strong winds to much of the area, starting tonight and continuing through Saturday. Near blizzard conditions are possible for a period on Saturday for the eastern portions of the area.

10 - 16” of snow likely and strong winds across LI and SE CT tonight into Saturday evening. Dangerous travel and blizzard conditions are possible.

 5 - 10” of snow and strong winds likely across NYC, NE NJ, SW CT tonight into Saturday afternoon. Difficult travel and blowing snow possible.

 Minor to locally moderate coastal impacts are possible for the vulnerable twin forks, north shore of LI and north shore of barrier island
shoreline communities for the Saturday AM/PM and Sunday AM high
tides.

 Confidence is increasing on forecast snowfall, but there is still uncertainty on the western extent and/or duration of moderate and
heavy snow banding late tonight into Saturday. 

What has Changed:
  • Forecast snowfall amounts have increased for most of the region.
  • Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for the entire area except Orange County, NY where a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect.
  • Storm Warning issued for the ocean waters for Saturday.
Please see the PowerPoint briefing in this post for details on the potential hazards and impacts from this event.
 
Stay alert, by monitoring NWS New York, NY forecasts, NOAA weather radio, television and radio news, cable and satellite weather programming, and commercial services, as well as the following NWS resources...
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kerry@ducey.org (NWS) Life Fri, 28 Jan 2022 05:08:18 -0500
Visualizing Early-stage Cancer: Meet CT Breast Imaging Physician Dr. Jaime Szarmach https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/71655-visualizing-early-stage-cancer-meet-ct-breast-imaging-physician-dr-jaime-szarmach71655-visualizing-early-stage-cancer-meet-ct-breast-imaging-physician-dr-jaime-szarmach https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/71655-visualizing-early-stage-cancer-meet-ct-breast-imaging-physician-dr-jaime-szarmach71655-visualizing-early-stage-cancer-meet-ct-breast-imaging-physician-dr-jaime-szarmach

 

Meet Dr. Jaime Szarmach, a fellowship-trained breast imager at Connecticut Breast Imaging in Danbury, Connecticut passionate about compassionate, patient-centered care for breast health.

Dr. Szarmach understands the anxiety patients face when deciding which healthcare facility they should go to for their breast imaging.  This is why she believes finding a facility with state-of-the-art services as well as a focus on the doctor-patient relationship is vital for the best possible care.

She advises patients to take a close look to make sure a facility has the proper equipment in place, or if they’re a center that has 3D mammography or tomosynthesis. She further advises patients to ask themselves, ‘who is reading the study, are they fellowship-trained?’ 

This is the amazing value of Connecticut Breast Imaging, as not only does the facility have the necessary equipment to visualize early-stage cancers, it is also staffed with professionals like Dr. Szarmach who are qualified experts in breast health.

In addition to medical school at New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Szarmach chose to enter a specialized fellowship in breast imaging, which includes breast MRI, breast ultrasound, mammography, breast biopsy, and armpit biopsy. Before coming to Connecticut Breast Imaging, she served as an assistant professor in the Department of Radiology for Breast Imaging at Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Szarmach advises that when patients choose their breast imaging center, first check to make sure that if further medical procedures are needed, such as a breast biopsy, the center is able to facilitate it.

With COVID-19 still in effect today, many patients are choosing to avoid going into medical offices for fear of contracting the virus. This is another unfortunate side effect of the pandemic. Dr. Szarmach assures those who are concerned that it is safe to come in for your exams. Schedule your breast imaging exams now and make your health top priority.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Connecticut Breast Imaging) Neighbors Fri, 28 Jan 2022 02:02:19 -0500
Fairfield County Bank Retail Banking Organization Announcement https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/71657-fairfield-county-bank-announces-bethel-resident-deborah-przewlocki-is-new-branch-manager-of-ridgefield-s-main-street-office71657-fairfield-county-bank-announces-bethel-resident-deborah-przewlocki-is-new-branch-manager-of-ridgefield-s-main-street-office https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/71657-fairfield-county-bank-announces-bethel-resident-deborah-przewlocki-is-new-branch-manager-of-ridgefield-s-main-street-office71657-fairfield-county-bank-announces-bethel-resident-deborah-przewlocki-is-new-branch-manager-of-ridgefield-s-main-street-office

Fairfield County Bank is excited to announce the following changes in Retail Banking, effective January 18, 2022.

Deborah Przewlocki, Vice President and Branch Manager has assumed responsibility of the Main Street Branch Office in Ridgefield after spending three years as the Branch Manager of the Compo Road Office in Westport.

Starting with Fairfield County Bank in 1996, Mrs. Przewlocki has held numerous positions and leadership roles throughout her tenure where she has been able to exercise her passion for community banking by proudly serving her clients with best-in-class service and extended volunteerism throughout Fairfield County. Debbie’s prior experience and deep knowledge of the client base in Ridgefield will provide strong leadership for her team.

Mrs. Przewlocki received an associate degree from Mount Ida College and graduated from the Connecticut School of Finance and Management. Debbie currently resides in Bethel, Connecticut, with her family.

Brian Kenny has assumed responsibility of the Weston Office as Vice President and Branch Manager. Mr. Kenny started his banking career more than twenty years ago, joining Fairfield County Bank as an Assistant Branch Manager in 2001. He served as Branch Manager to several of the Bank’s branch offices across Fairfield County before moving to the Bank’s Residential Lending department as Consumer Loan Manager. After spending two years in Residential Lending, Mr. Kenny became Operations Manager of Loan Servicing. Brian looks forward to forging new relationships with the Weston community in his role as Branch Manager of the Weston Office.

Brian is also a graduate of the Connecticut School of Finance and Management. Mr. Kenny currently resides in Danbury, Connecticut with his wife and their four bulldogs.

Learn more about Fairfield County Bank here. 

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kerry@ducey.org (Jillian Fernandez) Neighbors Thu, 27 Jan 2022 16:26:00 -0500