In town, on the lake: Music festivals offer array of sounds

Ridgefield is set to become the music capital of Fairfield County this weekend with not one but two festivals planned — one in the village that’s jazz-themed and spread across five venues this weekend, and another on Rainbow Lake that’s more folky and set to run from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. The four-day festival that will take … read more

C.J. Chenier takes the stage in final summer CHIRP concert

C.J. Chenier

CHIRP fans, we close out our summer season with the great C.J. Chenier and his Red Hot Louisiana Band, one of CHIRP’s all time favorites. Join us in the park at 7 p.m. Thursday evening for this lively event which is partly underwritten by the Ridgefield Rotary Club for music that will set your feet moving. Don’t wait till dark … read more

Post office to host passport event

The Ridgefield Post Office will host a passport event Saturday, Aug. 25, from noon to 3 p.m. at its headquarters at 26 Catoonah Street. Residents looking for a new passport should bring a long-form birth certificate or naturalization certificate with front and back photocopy. Also needed is a valid photo ID, such as a driver’s license. Photos will be offered … read more

ACT’s opening night sells out

More than 200 guests turned out for the Opening Night Gala on Saturday, June 9, to celebrate the official opening of the newly-renovated theater for ACT of Connecticut (A Contemporary Theatre). The sold-out evening included a cocktail hour, silent and live auction, the “Mamma Mia!” performance, cast meet-and-greet and afterparty. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and First Selectman Rudy Marconi attended the … read more

Republicans to host town traffic talk on June 22

The Ridgefield Republican Town Committee will host a forum at the library on Saturday, June 23, from 10 to noon to discuss town traffic issues. Chairwoman Hope Wise said that the forum is non-political. Joseph Savino, a member of the Police Commission, police Chief John Roche, and members of the Planning and Zoning Commission will attend the forum.

Police to hold memorial service for fallen officers Thursday, May 24

Ahead of Memorial Day weekend, the Ridgefield Police Department will pay its respects to members of the department who have passed away in a ceremony at Lounsbury House on Thursday, May 24, from 10 to 11 a.m. The event is open to members of the public who wish to honor the deceased officers, as part of the department’s annual Memorial … read more

Elvis documentary filmmaker to speak at Ridgefield Playhouse on May 24

The director of one of the most celebrated HBO documentaries of the year will appear at the Ridgefield Playhouse to provide behind the scenes insights into his Elvis Presley documentary as well as the work he has done for Bruce Springsteen. Thom Zimny, the acclaimed director and producer of the new HBO documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher, will be at … read more

Jazz and Funk Weekend planned for September

A Jazz and Funk Weekend showcasing varied jazz sounds around town is being planned for the fall — Thursday, Sept. 13, through Saturday, Sept. 15, or possibly Sunday, Sept. 16. “It looks like it’s going to be a really good weekend of jazz shows,” said Allison Stockel, executive director of the Ridgefield Playhouse. “I think it’ll be good. Lots going … read more

Playhouse to host First Ladies of Disco Valentine’s Day Party Feb. 14

Celebrate “Good Times” and raise money for a great cause with The First Ladies of Disco Valentine’s Day Disco Ball at The Ridgefield Playhouse with performances by Martha Wash (The Weather Girls), Linda Clifford (“If My Friends Could See Me Now”) and Norma Jean Wright (formerly of Chic) – each will perform all of their hits with some special surprises! … read more

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