Always a strong supporter of the arts, State Rep. John Frey (R-111) proposed, and testified before the Planning and Development Committee in support of, legislation that would allow municipalities to create designated cultural districts to create awareness and promote economic development. “Allowing municipalities the ability to establish cultural districts will increase the visibility and awareness of the arts, especially on the local level, … read more
The first annual Melty Mile Race will be held Sunday, March 10, at the Ridgefield Recreation Center. This event, which caps off the end of Ridgefield Running Company’s Frozen Feet Streak Challenge, invites the entire community to run or walk the one-mile paved trail around the Recreation Center to celebrate the completion of the Challenge, the time change and the … read more
Ridgefield will be getting another pizzeria this spring. Junio Filgueira, owner of Tivoli Pizza and Trattoria in Danbury, has announced plans to open Brick House Wood Fired Pizza Kitchen and Bar at 632 Danbury Road. Brick House will be located at the former Subway storefront on northern Route 7. Subway closed down earlier this year.
The Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, Ridgefield Economic and Community Development Commission, and Fairfield County SCORE will continue their “Skillsbox: Tools for Business Success” program at the library in February and March. The six-part series, called “Simple Steps for Starting Your Business,” begins on Tuesday, Feb. 26, with sessions lasting from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The topics of each … read more
439 Kitchen and Bar will open under a new name — and with new owners — later this winter. Co-owner Angel Pena-Fernandez purchased the business last week and plans to switch it to a Latin fusion restaurant and tequila bar. Pena-Fernandez, who works at Cactus Rose in Wilton, said the new restaurant will be called Tequila Escape.
Local resident and Physician Dr. Lynne Savino, of Family Medical Associates, spent the afternoon guiding the Barlow Mountain Elementary School fourth grade Girl Scouts through a lesson on first aid and how to respond in a medical emergency. The Girl Scouts are working on earning their First Aid Badge and Dr. Savino helped the girls to identify different types of … read more
Abilis, a nonprofit organization that provides services and supports for individuals with special needs and their families, will hold its Spring for Abilis gala event on Saturday, April 27, at 7 p.m., at the Woodway Country Club in Darien. The evening will include a champagne reception, cocktails, dinner, and dancing, as well as silent and live auctions. Live music will be provided by … read more
A renovated — and hopefully rejuvenated — Main Street is still seen as part of Ridgefield’s future. But it doesn’t look like it will be happening as soon as state and town officials had thought. “Everything’s pushed back a year,” said Charles Robbins, a Planning and Zoning Commission member tapped by First Selectman Rudy Marconi to serve as a liaison … read more
Valued at more than $433 million, the town’s top 10 taxpayers range from an international corporation to a utility company’s land and equipment to a country club and a private horse farm, along with a mix of shopping centers, offices and apartment buildings. They are part of a more than $4.8 billion grand list of taxable property in Ridgefield, complied … read more
The GNC located at 64 Danbury Road has closed. The empty storefront is being marketed by Mike McNamara and sits next to the former Buddhi Mat yoga studio at 66 Danbury Road. McNamara said GNC moved out three months ago, and Buddhi Mat left its space two or three months before that in the early fall of 2018. The space … read more