Ridgefield's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield Sun, 22 Jul 2018 12:39:21 -0400 HamletHub.com CHIRP brings Dustbowl Revival and Hot Club of Cowtown to Ballard Park this week! https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/60568-chirp-brings-dustbowl-revival-and-hot-club-of-cowtown-to-ballard-park-this-week60568-chirp-brings-dustbowl-revival-and-hot-club-of-cowtown-to-ballard-park-this-week https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/60568-chirp-brings-dustbowl-revival-and-hot-club-of-cowtown-to-ballard-park-this-week60568-chirp-brings-dustbowl-revival-and-hot-club-of-cowtown-to-ballard-park-this-week

CHIRP Free Concerts in Ballard Park

Tuesday, July 24 - Dustbowl Revival

The bands “upbeat, old-school, All- American sonic safaris exemplify everything shows should be: hot, spontaneous, engaging …and a pleasure to hear.” L.A. Weekly.  Awarded best live band in L.A. with tuba, washboard, accordion, fiddle, mandolin, trumpet and guitar joyously pumping out early 20th century standards and original tunes.  

Learn more: http://www.DustbowlRevival.com.

Watch here.

Rain Venue: East Ridge Middle School

Underwritten through the generosity of the 3 B’s Foundation

View the lineup of CHIRP concerts here.

CHIRP is a series of free Tuesday and Thursday night summer concerts in Ballard Park located in the heart of Ridgefield. It also sponsors the U.S. Military Band concerts held several times a year at the H.S. auditorium.  CHIRP is totally funded by individual and foundation donations as well as contributions from local businesses. 

Thursday, July 26 - Hot Club of Cowtown

Back by popular demand for Elana James’ 13th year performing at CHIRP, Hot Club’s 11th, this trio, Elana, Jake Erwin and Whit Smith, possesses “an arsenal full of technique and joy.” (Jon Caramanica, NY Times). Called “the world’s most amazing Western Swing Band” (London, Sunday Times), they are three incredible virtuosos on fiddle, bass and guitar.  

Learn more: http://www.hotclubofcowtown.com.               

Rain Venue: East Ridge Middle School                                        

Underwritten through the generosity of the Family of Alex Heckert



Exactly Like You (Hot Club of Cowtown)

kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Sun, 22 Jul 2018 06:33:37 -0400
Helena Hernmarck: Weaving In Progress is opening in October at The Aldrich https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/60551-helena-hernmarck-weaving-in-progress-is-opening-in-october-at-the-aldrich60551-helena-hernmarck-weaving-in-progress-is-opening-in-october-at-the-aldrich https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/60551-helena-hernmarck-weaving-in-progress-is-opening-in-october-at-the-aldrich60551-helena-hernmarck-weaving-in-progress-is-opening-in-october-at-the-aldrich

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to present Helena Hernmarck: Weaving In Progress, organized by The Aldrich’s interim co-director Richard Klein. In addition to exhibiting a selection of her work, Hernmarck, one of the most important contemporary figures in the evolving history of woven tapestries, will be in residence at the Museum from October 14, 2018, to January 13, 2019.

Hernmarck began her career in the 1960s during an explosion of interest in fiber arts. Her innovations over the ensuing years are unsurpassed in visual imagery and technical innovation. Unlike many of her contemporaries, Hernmarck focused her practice on the pictorial, rather than sculptural form and abstraction. Influenced by pop culture, her mature style evolved into the creation of often-monumental tapestries that exhibit complex illusionary space and diverse subject matter, including trompe l’oeil, landscape, still life, and the human figure. Her primary technique, a discontinuous plain weave on top of which she hand picks a supplementary pattern weft, resembles computer pixels, enabling Hernmarck to produce images that expand the use of photographic imagery into territory that is both abstract and realistic. 

During Weaving in Progress, the gallery space will not only exhibit a selection of tapestries, but also function as a weaving studio. Three days a week, Hernmarck, and her apprentice Mae Colburn, will be working at the artist’s five-foot-wide Glimåkra Countermarch loom. An inventory of the wool used in the process will be on view, along with a display of materials from the artist’s archive, including photographs, watercolors, drawings, prototype samples, and other ephemera that illustrate and inform Hernmarck’s process and the evolution of her career. The majority of the wool used in the tapestries is spun to her specifications at a family-run spinning mill in Sweden, and hand-dyed to reflect her color sensibilities. Visitors may touch and pick up the skeins of wool, amplifying the material nature of tapestry production.
Weaving In Progress is the first solo exhibition of Hernmarck’s work in the United States since 2012 and will present twenty tapestries. Many of the works will be hung from the ceiling, so visitors can experience the complex three-dimensionality of her weaving technique, and the unusual materials she sometimes uses, such as leftover sequin material. The exhibition will transform the Museum from a place of looking to a place of making, where the physicality of fiber is amplified by the presence of the artist’s hand. The sound of the loom’s beater being sharply pulled to compress each row of weft will fill the space and the evolving progress of the tapestry will encourage repeat visitation.
Helena Hernmarck was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1941. She lives and works in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
A full-color, soft-cover scholarly publication with essays by Richard Klein and Mae Colburn will be available during the exhibition.
Generous support for Helena Hernmarck: Weaving In Progressis provided by The Coby Foundation and Eric G. Diefenbach and James Keith Brown.

kerry@ducey.org (The Aldrich) Places Sun, 22 Jul 2018 06:00:21 -0400
Peter Parley Schoolhouse Open House on July 29 https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/life/60531-peter-parley-schoolhouse-open-house60531-peter-parley-schoolhouse-open-house https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/life/60531-peter-parley-schoolhouse-open-house60531-peter-parley-schoolhouse-open-house

The Ridgefield Historical Society is pleased to present Sundays at the Schoolhouse on July 29, from 1 to 4 pm, rain or shine. This afternoon series is free to the public and engages visitors of all ages through interactive tours of the schoolhouse and hands-on learning experiences with docents and historical craft makers from the Colonial era.

On July 29, the Sundays at the Schoolhouse program will feature a quill writing demonstration and a 1929 Model A Ford Roadster Pickup Truck, owned by Jerry Reuben of Ridgefield Hardware. An ice cream truck will be on the premises for frozen treats.

The Peter Parley Schoolhouse, also known as the West Lane Schoolhouse or the Little Red Schoolhouse, was in operation from 1753 to 1915 and served five generations of Ridgefielders. The schoolhouse retains it authentic interior and is filled with period-appropriate desks, texts, workbooks, toys, and memorabilia. On the tour, learn about Samuel Goodrich (alias Peter Parley), a Ridgefield native and one of the most famous children’s book authors of his time, who attended the school from 1799 to 1803.

The Town of Ridgefield owns the Schoolhouse and its grounds. In February 2012, the Ridgefield Historical Society took over its operations and, today, it is open the last Sunday of the month from May to October.

The Ridgefield Historical Society is committed to enhancing its public outreach to the community, both at the Scott House and the Peter Parley Schoolhouse, as well as in collaboration with local institutions. For more information, please visit ridgefieldhistoricalsociety.org, call 203-438-5821, or email ridgefieldhistory@sbcglobal.net.

The Sundays at the Schoolhouse program is generously supported by Fairfield County Bank.

ridgefieldhistory@sbcglobal.net (Sharon Dunphy) Life Sat, 21 Jul 2018 10:28:00 -0400
Ridgefielders in August 4th Fresh Baked Musicals concert https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/60567-ridgefielders-in-august-4th-fresh-baked-musicals-concert60567-ridgefielders-in-august-4th-fresh-baked-musicals-concert https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/60567-ridgefielders-in-august-4th-fresh-baked-musicals-concert60567-ridgefielders-in-august-4th-fresh-baked-musicals-concert

Tyler Carey and Tara Mazur, two of Ridgefield High School’s former stage stars, will be featured in “Fresh Baked Musicals: A Concert Sampling” at the Brookfield Theatre for the Arts on August 4th at 7 pm. Broadway and film composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz will attend the concert that features one of his songs from a new musical. In addition to Schwartz’s piece, the audience will enjoy comic, romantic, and dramatic songs from new musicals. A reception follows the concert.

Fresh Baked Musicals also showcases the talents of two special guest artists who have performed on Broadway: Raissa Katona Bennett and Greg Roderick. Musical direction is by another Broadway performer, Jerold Goldstein. Other singers include: Pam DeHuff, Kelsey Morris, Kennedy Morris, Megan O'Callaghan, Dan Satter, Melanie Votaw, and Morgana Kate Watson.

The Brookfield Theatre is at 184 Whisconier Rd, Brookfield CT behind the Brookfield Library. It is recommended that tickets be purchased in advance HERE. 

press@brookfieldtheatre.org (Brookfield Theatre) Neighbors Sat, 21 Jul 2018 09:37:31 -0400
Three Ridgefield Residents Receive Degrees at Miami University https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/60562-three-ridgefield-residents-receive-degrees-at-miami-university60562-three-ridgefield-residents-receive-degrees-at-miami-university https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/60562-three-ridgefield-residents-receive-degrees-at-miami-university60562-three-ridgefield-residents-receive-degrees-at-miami-university

Miami University awarded degrees to students during spring commencement exercises Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Millett Hall.

Congratulations to graduates from Ridgefield Ryan Casolo, Kelly Janasek, and Jason Tulloch!

Considered one of eight original "Public Ivies" in the country, Miami University is located in Oxford, Ohio. The university is consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report for its commitment to undergraduate teaching and is the number one college town according to Forbes.


kerry@ducey.org (Miami University ) Neighbors Sat, 21 Jul 2018 06:46:33 -0400
Services planned for Ridgefield resident Sharleen Kelleher Greco, 47, accomplished artist https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/60566-services-planned-for-ridgefield-resident-sharleen-kelleher-greco-47-accomplished-artist60566-services-planned-for-ridgefield-resident-sharleen-kelleher-greco-47-accomplished-artist https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/60566-services-planned-for-ridgefield-resident-sharleen-kelleher-greco-47-accomplished-artist60566-services-planned-for-ridgefield-resident-sharleen-kelleher-greco-47-accomplished-artist

Sharleen K. Greco

Sharleen Kelleher Greco, 47, of Ridgefield, CT, wife of Marc Greco, died on Friday morning, July 20, 2018, at Norwalk Hospital.

Sharleen was born in Brooklyn, NY, November 18, 1970, to Michael and Kathleen Kelleher. She was raised in Yorktown Heights, NY, and graduated from Kennedy High School in Somers, NY. She received a BA Degree from Bethany College in Bethany, WV.

An accomplished artist, Sharleen directed art galleries in Manhattan and Scarsdale, NY. A resident of Ridgefield for the past twelve years, she was involved in art programs at Barlow Mountain Elementary School in Ridgefield and Wooster School in Danbury.

She enjoyed summers at the beach, windsurfing and skiing. An avid reader and gardener, she enjoyed cooking and most especially the time shared with her husband, children and family. She will be sorely missed.

Sharleen and Marc were married on July 20, 2002. In addition to her husband of sixteen years and parents, she is survived by her son, Benjamin, and her daughter, Alexandra; a brother, Charles Kelleher; a sister, Laura Beyrer; two nieces and three nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at 10:15 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church, 55 Catoonah St., Ridgefield. Interment will be private.

The family will receive friends at the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield on Monday, July 23, 2018, from 4 PM to 8 PM

Donations in Sharleen’s memory may be made to Wooster School, 91 Miry Brook Road, Danbury, CT 06810.

kerry@ducey.org (Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home) Neighbors Sat, 21 Jul 2018 04:51:26 -0400
Ridgefield Winter Club's Wrong Location https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/60565-winter-club-s-wrong-location60565-winter-club-s-wrong-location https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/60565-winter-club-s-wrong-location60565-winter-club-s-wrong-location



An application was filed for the proposed Ridgefield Winter Club today.  The location is zoned Residential. It would make sense for a 275 family Private Club with a 12,500 sq. ft. clubhouse and an outdoor ice rink to be located in a commercial zone. If a business built for profit can be squeezed into this neighborhood, no residential section in Ridgefield is protected as residential. 

On peaceableneighbors.com you can read about the many reasons that the proposed location is extremely inappropriate.

- Jeff Hansen, Ridgefield, CT

jhansen@horizonpaper.com (Jeff Hansen) Neighbors Sat, 21 Jul 2018 04:40:36 -0400
Local Weather Alert: severe thunderstorms and flash flooding possible Saturday night into early Sunday https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/life/60564-local-weather-alert-severe-thunderstorms-and-flash-flooding-possible-saturday-night-into-early-sunday60564-local-weather-alert-severe-thunderstorms-and-flash-flooding-possible-saturday-night-into-early-sunday https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/life/60564-local-weather-alert-severe-thunderstorms-and-flash-flooding-possible-saturday-night-into-early-sunday60564-local-weather-alert-severe-thunderstorms-and-flash-flooding-possible-saturday-night-into-early-sunday

Severe thunderstorms and flash flooding possible Saturday night into early Sunday

According to NOAA, some strong to severe thunderstorms are possible as a warm front moves north through the region Saturday night into early Sunday morning. The main threats associated with any severe storms will be:

  • Wind gusts in excess of 60 mph, which could down tree limbs, trees and power lines and/or cause structural damage. Isolated power outages are possible.

  • Isolated weak tornadoes and/or waterspouts.

  • The Storm Prediction Center has placed portions of NYC, all of Long Island, and southeastern Connecticut in a Marginal Risk for severe thunderstorms.

Rain: The image posted here shows the expected rainfall for our area.

Flash Flooding: A basin average rainfall of 1 to 2 inches is likely.  

  • Rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches/hr are possible with thunderstorms.

  • Locally heavy rainfall will lead to areas of urban and poor drainage flooding.

  • Multiple thunderstorms moving over the same area will result in localized flash flooding.

  • If heavy rain occurs during the times of high tide Sunday morning, this could also result in localized flash flooding.

  • Minor flooding along quick responding rivers/streams across Northeastern New Jersey and the Lower Hudson Valley is possible as well.

Winds: East to southeast gusts of 35 to 50 mph are possible across the coast Saturday night into early Sunday morning.

For additional information click here

kerry@ducey.org (Sarah) Life Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:05:49 -0400
Ridgefield Youth Graduate from Junior Police Academy! https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/60563-ridgefield-youth-graduate-from-junior-police-academy60563-ridgefield-youth-graduate-from-junior-police-academy https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/60563-ridgefield-youth-graduate-from-junior-police-academy60563-ridgefield-youth-graduate-from-junior-police-academy

Congratulations to the Ridgefield Junior Police Academy (JPA) Class of 2018!

The JPA is a week-long program held in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Ridgefield in which kids ages 8-15 come to police headquarters and learn about what we do. A variety of topics are covered to include- crime scene investigation, accident reconstruction, laser/radar, Police K-9 and much much more. 

This is the 15th consecutive year the JPA has been held and the program was started by Lt. Shawn Platt when he was the department's, Detective Youth Officer. 

Thank you all for spending the past week with us. Enjoy the rest of your summer.


kerry@ducey.org (Ridgefield Police) Neighbors Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:54:26 -0400
Ridgefield Winter Club Files Zoning Application https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/60561-ridgefield-winter-club-files-zoning-application60561-ridgefield-winter-club-files-zoning-application https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/60561-ridgefield-winter-club-files-zoning-application60561-ridgefield-winter-club-files-zoning-application

The Ridgefield Winter Club (RWC) today announced it has filed its formal application with the town’s Planning and Zoning Department to transform the old, deteriorating Pinchbeck Nursery into a strong family-focused winter destination that will bring community-wide benefits to Ridgefield. The RWC’s website  and Facebook page host up-to-date plans and information that outline the vision for the Club and the benefits this project will bring to Ridgefield. 

“The Ridgefield Winter Club will add a unique new asset to all that our town has to offer,” RWC Founder Bud Brown said, “and we are thrilled to be moving forward. We truly embrace the importance of being a good steward of the community, and we’re proud to present an application that incorporates Ridgefield’s local standards and fulfills the promise to support the community as an attractive place in which to live and raise a family.” 

The RWC will create a premier facility with an outdoor ice rink for families to gather socially and build community and camaraderie through a range of interactive indoor and outdoor activities. Indoor entertainment offerings will include four bowling lanes, a golf simulation room, a tabletop game room, homework rooms, casual dining with a bar, locker rooms, along with other amenities. Outdoor activity will focus on providing skating lessons, social family skates, and intra-RWC events, including hockey, figure skating, broomball, and curling to its members.

The RWC’s ice rink and Clubhouse will operate seasonally from November through March, and the entire RWC will be closed during summer months. From April-May and September-October, the ice rink will be closed, and the Clubhouse will operate on a reduced schedule. On weekdays, from November through March, the ice rink will open for skating at 7 a.m., and hockey at 8 a.m., and all recreational activities on the ice will end by 9:45 p.m., or earlier. The ice rink will open at 8 a.m. on weekends and all recreational activities on the ice will end by 9:45 p.m., or earlier. The Clubhouse will close by 11 p.m., or earlier.

“We’ve taken great care to replicate the residential look and feel of our town, operate with modest hours and months of usage, and use proven lighting technology as well as measures intended to eliminate any potential noise effects outside the property lines,” Brown said. “Transforming this old, deteriorating nursery into an attractive, freshly landscaped facility will replace the existing nonconforming land use with a conforming use allowed by special permit, thereby aligning with current town zoning priorities. And through this transformation, we will bring a full range of positive economic benefits to Ridgefield by creating jobs and generating an estimated five times the amount of tax revenue currently paid by the site to help fund vital town services.”

Brown added: “We are so appreciative of the positive response and excitement from community members who share our belief that the RWC will strengthen the community for years to come. To date, we

have received more than 115 letters from supporters and nearly 600 people have liked the Facebook page in support of the Club. We encourage residents to check out these resources for updates and more information as we continue our ongoing outreach.” 

For more information, please visit www.ridgefieldwinterclub.com or facebook.com/supportRWC/.   

kerry@ducey.org (Al Maiorino ) Places Fri, 20 Jul 2018 12:39:22 -0400
Ridgefield resident Sharleen K. Greco, 47, has died https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/60560-ridgefield-resident-sharleen-k-greco-47-has-died60560-ridgefield-resident-sharleen-k-greco-47-has-died https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/60560-ridgefield-resident-sharleen-k-greco-47-has-died60560-ridgefield-resident-sharleen-k-greco-47-has-died

Sharleen K. Greco

Sharleen (Kelleher) Greco, 47, of Ridgefield, wife of Marc Greco and mother of Benjamin and Alexandra Greco, died on Friday, July 20, 2018 at Norwalk Hospital. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 10:15 am in St. Mary Church, Ridgefield.  Interment will be private. 

Friends may call at the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield on Monday, July 23, 2018 from 4 pm to 8 pm

kerry@ducey.org (Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home) Neighbors Fri, 20 Jul 2018 12:33:23 -0400
Ridgefield Health & Wellness Center Office Available for Immediate Occupancy https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/60559-ridgefield-health-wellness-center-office-available-for-immediate-occupancy60559-ridgefield-health-wellness-center-office-available-for-immediate-occupancy https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/60559-ridgefield-health-wellness-center-office-available-for-immediate-occupancy60559-ridgefield-health-wellness-center-office-available-for-immediate-occupancy

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity! The Ridgefield Health and Wellness Center has an office available for a wellness professional for immediate occupancy. 

$550.00 rent includes all utilities and common charges. 1-year lease commitment. First floor with excellent parking. Reception area and break room provided.

COME AND BE A PART OF RIDGEFIELD HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER at the Marketplace in Copps Hill Common 109 Danbury Road Ridgefield, CT 06877.

Questions? Call Kristie Brady (203) 431-0143 x11

kerry@ducey.org (Kristie Brady) Places Fri, 20 Jul 2018 11:30:05 -0400
Chamber's Guide to Summerfest (and the Weekend) https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/60558-chamber-s-guide-to-summerfest-and-the-weekend60558-chamber-s-guide-to-summerfest-and-the-weekend https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/60558-chamber-s-guide-to-summerfest-and-the-weekend60558-chamber-s-guide-to-summerfest-and-the-weekend

SummerFest is a celebration of old fashion fun! Shops all around Ridgefield will celebrate with sidewalk sales while Main Street will be closed to traffic from Prospect Street to Governor Street (Bailey Avenue is closed to traffic too) to host Kids Zone, Farm Stands, Music and over 80 Vendors. New this year is a touch-a-truck area where kids can explore a variety of vehicles. 

SummerFest Music Line-up in front of Town Hall:
10:00 AM ~ 11:30 PM Music by Bobby Morrill featuring songs from the 60's, 70', 80's, and beyond
12:00 PM ~ 2:00 PM Headliner band CAB & Company playing your favorite jazzy blues, rock, and pop. Cheryl Ann Boyd on vocals, Scott Sherman on guitar, and Don O'Keefe on percussion.
2:00 PM ~ 4:00 PM Bach to Rock Band and then DJ playing music from the 1980's

Looking to spend the weekend in Ridgefield? This is the weekend to do it!

FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2018
Start off the weekend at the "BBQ, Bourbon, & Beer" Gala at The Ridgefield Playhouse featuring the Dickey Betts Band or at a good ole' fashioned lobster dinner & clambake at The Lounsbury House.

The day begins with Yoga in Ballard Park from 8:30 - 10 am with Lyn Kehoe Power Yoga. Then SummerFest starts at 10 am with vendors, sidewalk sales, farm stands, kids activities and touch-a-truck until 4 pm on Main Street, Bailey Avenue, and Catoonah Street in Downtown Ridgefield. Be sure to check out the shops down Catoonah Street for deep end of season sales. The Ridgefield Historical Society is also holding a 'selfie' contest with their Museum in the Street plaques. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum has their Third Saturday program featuring free admittance to the museum and a family-friendly art making workshop "Print Making in the Sun." And, pop into the children's area of the Ridgefield Library for their morning programs. End the day with a 4 pm matinee of Thrown Stone Theatre Company's "The Arsonists" or an 8 pm performance of Thrown Stone Theatre Company's "Where All Good Rabbits Go."  Or take in the Don McLean concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse at 8 pm. Then cap off the night with Townvibe's "Cocktails with the Cast" at 10 pm at The Village Tavern.

SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2018
Enjoy a 'green' expo starting at 12 pm followed by a production of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" at 2 pm outdoors at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Tickets are FREE but must be reserved in advance (first come, first served). There is also a matinee showing of Thrown Stone Theatre Company's "Where All Good Rabbits Go" at 3 pm and an evening performance of Thrown Stone Theatre Company's "The Arsonists" at 7 pm. Stick around for dinner in Ridgefield and the Adam Ant concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse. 

There are LOTS of fun things for all ages and interests in Ridgefield on SummerFest Day! This is a day you won't want to miss in our beautiful town!

kerry@ducey.org (Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce) Events Fri, 20 Jul 2018 11:21:48 -0400
People’s United Bank Sponsors Shakespeare Play & Green Expo at The Ridgefield Playhouse on July 22 https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/60557-people-s-united-bank-sponsors-shakespeare-play-green-expo-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-on-july-2260557-people-s-united-bank-sponsors-shakespeare-play-green-expo-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-on-july-22 https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/events/60557-people-s-united-bank-sponsors-shakespeare-play-green-expo-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-on-july-2260557-people-s-united-bank-sponsors-shakespeare-play-green-expo-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-on-july-22

Karen Facini (left) and Darrin Fodor (right), both Vice Presidents with People’s United Bank and Bridget Butler (middle), Development Manager at The Ridgefield Playhouse, review a copy of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” in anticipation of a live production of the play at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, July 22nd.

Thanks to People’s United Bank, The Ridgefield Playhouse is able to present the annual “Shakespeare on the Green & Green Expo,” a free outdoor Shakespeare production and Green Expo, for the 13th year in a row!  This is the second year that People’s United Bank is the presenting sponsor for this fun family day, which takes place on Sunday, July 22nd from 12noon – 4pm on the field next to The Playhouse. The Green Expo begins at 12 noon and features local businesses that are conscious about making environmentally friendly choices. The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival will perform “Hamlet” live, from 2–4pm, under a tent next to the Expo.

This “give back” to the community started as a way to thank townspeople for supporting all of the performing arts presentations that The Playhouse does throughout the year by offering a free performance, and would not be possible without the generous support of its sponsors. In addition to People’s United Bank, located inside the Stop & Shop on 125 Danbury Road in Ridgefield, as the Title Sponsor of the event, other sponsors include long-time supporters of The Ridgefield Playhouse: Trish Breede, Ann & Steve Carlson, Pitney Bowes, The O’Connell family, and Keller Williams Realty, with additional support provided by Pepsi and All Season Tent & Party Rentals. “We’re excited to be a part of this free community event again this year,” said Karen Facini, Vice President at People’s United Bank. “People’s United Bank is committed to helping our community thrive. By partnering together, we can all contribute to the economic growth and development of our town and make our community a happy and healthy place to live and work.”

Tickets to the event are free but must be reserved ahead of time by calling The Ridgefield Playhouse at 203-438-5795. Tickets must be picked up the day of the event between 12-1pm at the Expo. Playgoers are encouraged to show their support for local green businesses by attending the Expo. Exhibitors include:  BMW of Ridgefield, Candles Inspired by Nature, Citra Solv, DotDotSmile, Alex Fischetti, Krystal Kleer Water, Michael Chekhov Theatre Festival, The Olive Oil Company, Putnam Service Dogs, Renewal by Andersen, Ridgefield Conservation Commission, ROAR, The Rooted Plow, Three Roots Education, Town of Ridgefield Organics Program, UK Gourmet, and Wink.

For more information about upcoming Ridgefield Playhouse performances, visit www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org or call the Box Office at (203) 438-5795. The Ridgefield Playhouse is located at 80 East Ridge Road, parallel to Main Street, in Ridgefield, CT.

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jill@ridgefieldplayhouse.org (The Ridgefield Playhouse) Events Fri, 20 Jul 2018 11:12:51 -0400
Public Open House on Sunday, 29 West Lane in Ridgefield https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/60556-public-open-house-on-sunday-29-west-lane-in-ridgefield60556-public-open-house-on-sunday-29-west-lane-in-ridgefield https://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/places/60556-public-open-house-on-sunday-29-west-lane-in-ridgefield60556-public-open-house-on-sunday-29-west-lane-in-ridgefield

Public Open House at 29 West Lane, Ridgefield on Sunday, July 22 from 1 to 3pm

Best of In-town Living and Amazing Value!

Best of in-town living! Walk to everything from this impressive colonial in the heart of the village, just steps past Ridgefield's landmark fountain, yet set back privately on most picturesque level acre with stone patio and retractable awning.

Custom built by John DeCesare, this classic Georgian offers thoughtful architectural, design and layout, with a center hall and twin chimneys. Abundant windows, great light and flow, and exceptional attention to detail incl: 9' ceilings; 2 story marble foyer; hardwood floors; custom mill-work, moldings, and built-ins; transom windows; and French doors to the expansive yard and stone terrace. Total 4,807 sf incl 1,041 sf in finished lower level with media, game, and fitness rooms.

The main floor offers a generous living room and family room, both with fireplaces; elegant formal dining room with butler's pantry and French doors to the rear patio; plus expansive kitchen featuring center island with bar overhang, bright breakfast room, professional appliances, and rear hallway to laundry, mudroom, garage, plus spacious bonus bedroom suite with full bath. Total 4 bedrooms, 4/1 baths including a spectacular master bedroom suite with separate his and her baths featuring "hers" with honed marble floors and claw footed soaking tub and "his" with separate shower.

Premier in-town location with easy access to train/commuting routes; sewer and town water; plus sidewalks to shopping, parks, restaurants, library, theater; all just 30 minutes to Westchester Airport and 1 hour to Manhattan!

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

kerry@ducey.org (Laura Freed Ancona) Places Fri, 20 Jul 2018 06:07:37 -0400