Giving Thanks: ACT of CT applauds Ridgefield Thrift Shop

To the Editor: ACT of Connecticut (A Contemporary Theatre) is extremely thankful for the Ridgefield Thrift Shop’s exceptionally generous grant award, which exceeded our wildest dreams.  Still in our first full season, we are very grateful for the Ridgefield Thrift Shop’s support of our mission to bring Broadway-caliber theatre and educational programs to Ridgefield and the surrounding communities. Gifts like … read more

Future Business Leaders of America: High school students awarded at spring conference

The Ridgefield High School FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) chapter attended the spring leadership conference on March 12 at Naugatuck Community College in Waterbury. The event offered FBLA members the opportunity to compete in a variety of different competitive events. Ridgefield High School had four student teams that placed in the top 4, earning them the opportunity to compete … read more

Italian guitarist to play at Acoustic Celebration Series

Italian guitarist Beppe Gambetta will perform in the North Hall of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Sunday, March 24, at 4 p.m. From his unique background as an Italian musician in love with both American roots music as well as the music of his native country, Beppe has travelled the world. Gambetta is increasingly known as one of the true live … read more

Letter: Stop regionalization

To the Editor: Regionalization will lead to the degradation of Connecticut’s integrity. These bills are being touted by politicians as being in the interest of taxpayers by lowering costs through the consolidation of resources in existing school districts; 150 school districts consolidated to 54 regional districts! The public hearing in Hartford on March 1 made it clear that these bills … read more

Kolani wins RVNA Spelling Bee

Basil Kolani of Ridgefield Academy won the eighth annual RVNA Spelling Bee in the 16th round with a 10-letter noun of Latin derivation, laureation. Kolani is founding director of the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning at Ridgefield Academy. The annual spelling bee included contestants from 15 local organizations and businesses. From “cumulonimbus” and “millennium” to “bradycardia” and “niveous,” the … read more

RHS music students perform at Disney World

In the dark and cold predawn hours of Feb. 15, 121 Ridgefield High School music students —along with their teachers and parent chaperones —departed for an unforgettable musical experience at Disney World in Orlando.  Flying on a Jet Blue aircraft piloted by Ridgefield’s own James Pratt, the father of two RHS music students Ryan and Sarah, the students participated in … read more

‘They’re creepy and they’re kooky:’ The Addams Family opens at RHS Friday night

The Ridgefield High School Visual and Performing Arts Department will stage the musical comedy “The Addams Family” Friday through March 23 in the Anne S. Richardson Auditorium of Ridgefield High School. “The Addams Family” has entertained four generations of fans beginning when the Charles Addams cartoons on which the characters are based first appeared in The New Yorker magazine in … read more

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