Pink Elephant Food Truck approved but not allowed a spot

The Pink Elephant Food Truck was approved by the selectmen to work parties and events in town, but the board declined to give the vendor permission to set up regularly and sell its tacos and Asian rice bowls at a roadside location on Route 7. “You’ll do private parties, but you can’t do a permanent location,” First Selectman Rudy Marconi … read more

Parking, parking, parking: Town seeks more spaces

The Parking Authority is scaling back permits for all day parking, often used by downtown workers, to create more space for short-term parkers — who may be shoppers. —Jake Kara photo

Parking relief is on its way — though don’t look for it to arrive in time for this year’s holiday shopping season — as the town continues to make halting progress toward a planned new 63-car lot, while also exploring a potential land lease to increase the supply of all-day parking. The goal of both initiatives is to add a … read more

Leir Foundation to sponsor Playhouse’s Arts for Everyone program

The Leir Foundation has become the title sponsor of the Ridgefield Playhouse’s Arts for Everyone outreach program.   This program makes the arts accessible to families and children from low-income areas as well as Title 1 schools by providing free tickets to shows, including Arts in Education shows, as well as busing if necessary.   Together, Henry and Erna Leir … read more

Taste of Ridgefield to celebrate 20-year anniversary in January

The Rotary of Ridgefield will host the 20th annual Taste of Ridgefield at the Lounsbury House Sunday, Jan. 27. There will be two sessions, 12:30-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. In its two-decade history, Taste of Ridgefield has seen more than 6,000 attendees donate over $425,000 to assist neighbors who are most in need. Some of these organizations include, RVNA, Women’s … read more

Game Show Gala raises $115,000

The Boys and Girls Club of Ridgefield gala committee celebrated a successful fund-raising event to benefit the youth programs at the club.   The Game Show Gala was held on Nov. 3 and featured a live game show. In addition to planning an entertaining evening, the committee was able to raise approximately $115,000 in net proceeds to support the youth … read more

Conservatory of Dance to host winter raffle during Stroll

The Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance will have live dancer window mannequins during the Holiday Stroll Friday night, Nov. 30. The Main Street business will also host a free community performance Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. The performance will feature ensembles and Nutcracker previews. Throughout the Holiday Stroll, the non-profit will host a winter raffle with prizes to several local … read more

Editorial: Holiday magic

The festive spirit, the sound of carolers, the sight of ice sculptures and strolling toy soldiers — they’re all part of the magic that makes up Ridgefield’s Holiday Stroll. Downtown Ridgefield’s annual winter tradition celebrates its 19th anniversary Friday night when festivities kick off at 6. There will be plenty of opportunities for residents to shop and dine in the … read more

Holiday Stroll kicks off Friday

Ridgefield’s annual Holiday Stroll will light up the village business district Friday night, Nov. 30, from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. “On Friday, people come into town and make their shopping list; and, on Saturday, they come back and do their buying,” said Bill Craig of Craig’s Fine Jewelry, a founder … read more

More menorahs in Ridgefield shop windows this year

Shops are putting menorahs in their windows in the downtown village — more of them than last year. Cantor Deborah Katchko-Gray of Congregation Shir Shalom said business owners were not at all reluctant to put a Jewish symbol in their window in the wake of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. “I think if possible … read more

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