Ridgefield happenings: Didgeridoo, reverse mortgage seminar and '50 Shades of Menopause'

The Ridgefield Press

21st Century education Dr. Robert Miller, the director of technology and operations for Ridgefield Public Schools, will give a seminar on 21st Century education at Founders Hall on Monday, March 30, at 1 p.m. Miller will discuss current methods of teaching and teacher training, and he will demonstrate the latest classroom technology. This seminar is free. For more information, go … read more

Merrill Lynch names McMahon vice president

Merrill Lynch has announced that Barbara McMahon has been promoted to vice president. She is based in the Ridgefield office.   McMahon, a Ridgefield resident, joined Merrill Lynch in 2008. She received a bachelor’s degree from Iona College. She works out of the Ridgefield office at 63 Copps Hill Road, and can be reached at 203-894-7824 or by visiting fa.ml.com/barbaramcmahon

Sonderman is top lumberyard manager

Michael Sonderman of the Ridgefield Supply Company has been named to the Class of 2017 ProSales Four Under 40. The designation highlights employees under the age of 40 in the lumber/building material field who demonstrate potential to lead the industry in years to come. Sonderman was one of four chosen and will receive a free trip to an industry conference … read more

Dancing Curtain offers new services

Khristee Rich, whose Ridgefield business the Dancing Curtain offers coaching for entrepreneurs, small business owners and artists, has announced new coaching services with her Courageous Creative Professionals Package, six sessions to “bring more joy, creativity and confidence” and a three-month coaching package to boost confidence and visibility with a focus on creating online videos. Coaching is available via Skype or … read more

In this week's Ridgefield Press

Here’s a look at some of the headlines in this week’s Ridgefield Press: The Board of Finance questioned if the school district was serious about closing Scotland Elementary School Tuesday night, or if administrators were simply “kicking the can.” A tale of addiction is told through the lens of one Ridgefield mother, whose son lost his life to heroin earlier … read more

Schools vow to meet state cap

School officials fended off any commitments about closing a school, but told the finance board Tuesday they’re working to bring next year’s budget in under the proposed 2.5% state spending cap. However, the increase may be higher, since some categories of spending, including special education, are excluded from the calculation. “The 2.5% cap, is that still a working number?” finance … read more

Trinity CrossFit opens in former Route 7 gas station space

Frank and Nicole Rios’ dream of having their own gym became a reality in December with the opening of Trinity Crossfit at 626 Danbury Road. Both have long histories in health and exercise science. In 2012, Frank pursued CrossFit coaching and became a first level coach. He then deployed and became the head coach of the Crossfit affiliate on base. … read more

Alternating one-way traffic to continue Thursday and Friday on Route 35

Lane-shifting started at the Route 35 bridge project this week will create continued periods of alternating one-way traffic Thursday, Jan. 19, and Friday, Jan. 20. The first major shift took place between Monday, Jan. 16, and Wednesday, Jan. 18, according to Ryan Wodjenski of the state Department of Transportation (DOT). Describing the overall plans, Wodjenski said last week northbound traffic … read more

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