Jennifer Carpenter, a naturalist and animal care coordinator at Woodcock Nature Center, holds a spotted turtle in front of one of the site’s seven vernal pools. Ms. Carpenter, a 2000 graduate of Ridgefield High School, has been working on creating a research study of the nature center’s vernal pools with guidance from the Connecticut Association of Wetland Scientists and the Ridgefield Conservation Commission. She will host the first ever research of Woodcok’s vernal pools at 6:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 18. —Steve Coulter photo

Vernal pool program moved to later in April

Spring peepers, spotted turtles, and marbled salamanders are some of the amphibians and reptiles that…


Playhouse concert honors memory of longtime champion

With a backdrop of the finest in New Orleans jazz tradition, Preservation Hall Jazz Band…

Prize winners in the Woman’s Club Arts and Crafts Contest, left to right, are Maree Macpherson, Marguerite Amente, Ellen Panish, Marie Crai, Joan Stefura, Barbara Carvalho, Lesia Maxwell, and Debbie Perry, in front.

Eclectic work among Woman’s Club artists

Eight members of the Ridgefield Woman’s Club were recognized at the group’s March 12 meeting…

Evelyn Carr, Ridgefield fifth grader, prepares to sing The Star-Spangled Banner to music recorded by the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra. The recording was made to celebrate the RSO’s 50th anniversary and is available for sports and public events. —Noah Manheimer photo

Ridgefielder Carr in Seussical Jr.

Evelyn Carr will play Gertrude McFuzz in the Star 2B Performing Arts production of Seussical…


Photo: Art on exhibit

Steffi Colao, senior at Ridgefield High School, is shown here with several selections from the…

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