Fall In Love With Ridgefield: Pumpkins painting, popcorn tasting to spark village

Hayrides, scarecrows, and scavenger hunts — it’s time to Fall In Love With Ridgefield once again. The annual fall festival presented by the Downtown Ridgefield kicks off Friday, Oct. 19, in the afternoon with the Keeler Tavern’s scarecrow contest and runs through Saturday, Oct. 20, with with popcorn tasting around the village. The popcorn contest harmonizes this year’s festival with … read more

Candlelight Shoppe collects bras for breast cancer awareness

The Candlelight Shoppe is collecting gently used bras for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The collections will be donated to several women’s shelters in the area at the end of the month. Residents interested in donating may bring in bras to the store at 407 Main Street. The store is open from 10:30 to 5:30 p.m. daily. Last year, more … read more

Sturges Properties plan to convert Tigers’ Den into apartments

Conversion of the former Tigers’ Den restaurant to five apartments and an office is the central feature of an application accepted by Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday, Oct. 9. It has been scheduled for a Dec. 4 pubic hearing.. The proposal is by the Sturges Properties, which purchased 23 Catoonah Street — the retail and office building housing Nancy O’s … read more

Zoning commission to host third Ridgefield Winter Club hearing Tuesday

The third public hearing for the Ridgefield Winter Club (RWC) — a proposed private skating club at 340 Peaceable Street — will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 16. It will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of East Ridge Middle School. Rebecca Mucchetti, chairwoman of the town Planning and Zoning Commission, said that the RWC will open the meeting … read more

The Gym on Grove Street shuts down

The Gym, located at 66 Grove Street, had its business operations suspended by the State of Connecticut Thursday, Oct. 11. Ridgefield Tax Collector Jane Berendsen-Hill said the business had not paid its taxes for the third quarter, missing its July installment that would have covered the months of July, August, and September. The business pays yearly taxes of $1,725.84 — … read more

$500,000 Chef’s Warehouse lease approved by selectmen

The impressive brick Venus Municipal Building is losing its second biggest tenant, the RVNA, whose door is at right behind the parked car. One inquiry about the space came from the building’s biggest tenant, Chefs’ Warehouse, which uses the main door at left. — Macklin Reid photo

A lease bringing the town roughly $500,000 a year and giving Chef’s Warehouse use of the Venus Municipal Building’s entire second floor — excluding the wing with the Town Hall Annex — has been approved by the Board of Selectmen. The lease runs for five years through fall 2023, with rents rising from $495,652 for the first year to $526,265 … read more

Whip Salon to host ‘Hair Raiser’ for Ella Jewell Foundation Oct. 21

Whip Salon Ridgefield is pleased to announce a Hair Raiser that benefits The Ella Jewell Foundation on Sunday, Oct. 21. Simply book an appointment for any haircut, color service or blowout and the company will donate 10% to The Ella Jewell Foundation. Whip Salon offers ladies, guys and whippersnappers cuts too and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. … read more

Hernmarck’s weaving work to be displayed at Aldrich; nancyO to offer discount during Fall in Love

The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art will feature the work of Helena Hernmarck, a Ridgefield resident and internationally acclaimed weaver, in the exhibit entitled “Weaving in Progress.” The exhibit opens Sunday, Oct. 14, and will run until January 13. Throughout the exhibit, nancyO is offering a 20% discount to customers who visit the exhibit at The Aldrich. For Fall in … read more

inRidgefield to host arts and culture raffle at Fall in Love with Ridgefield next weekend

inRidgefield is a new website and town-wide initiative that will launch to the community at the Fall in Love with Ridgefield festival Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20. As part of the upcoming event, inRidgefield will be offering a raffle for its “Arts & Culture Pass”. The public can enter to win free tickets to local theater, arts, and musical performances! … read more

Learning from Legos: Robotics facility planned at 28 Prospect Street

Youngsters six to nine years old will create motorized LEGO robots and tools at the Discovery Museum on March 15.

The library may soon have some new colorful and robotic neighbors. Semia USA, a Lego and robotics education company, filed an application with the town’s Planning and Zoning Department last week to open an educational facility at 28 Prospect Street — the current campaign headquarters of the Democratic party, next to Eddie’s Pizza. “This is sort of a Lego-based learning … read more