Coming full circle: Dance teacher subs for former student, keeps team moving

Nearly two decades ago, elementary schooler Taylor Bradley began dance lessons with “Miss Jessica” at the latter’s Ridgefield Studio of Performing Arts. The experience ignited a lifelong love of dance, one that Taylor and Miss Jessica share to this day. They also share a love of teaching dance, especially to girls and young women. Fast forward to 2019, Bradley is … read more

Shir Shalom to host MLK event Friday night

Congregation Shir Shalom of Westchester and Fairfield counties will host a special “Spirituals Shabbat” service honoring the memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18. This is the 16th year Congregation Shir Shalom has hosted a Spirituals Shabbat with the Serendipity Chorale of Norwalk, led by Gigi Van Dyke. This year, this chorale … read more

Revisiting the Founding Era kicks off in town Jan. 27

The Ridgefield Library, Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center, Ridgefield Historical Society, Drum Hill Chapter of the DAR, Books on the Common, Ridgefield League of Women Voters, and the Connecticut Project for the Constitution, are pleased to launch a new series of programs called Revisiting the Founding Era. The series will kick-off with a lively, panel discussion and community conversation … read more

Bike shop plans kickoff party at Playhouse Jan. 22

The Ridgefield Bicycle Sport Club will host its annual kickoff party at the Ridgefield Playhouse at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22. The event is free and includes food from the club’s sponsors, Southwest Cafe and The Cake Box, and drinks from Ancona’s Wines and Liquors. The club is a not-for-profit organization that aims to bring people together who enjoy road … read more

Hot Stove League: Memorabilia packages, more Mets tickets added to Jan. 26 event at library

Can’t make it to the nearly sold-out 2019 Ridgefield Library Hot Stove League conversation with award-winning New York Mets play-by-play announcer Gary Cohen Saturday, Jan. 26? Don’t worry: There are other opportunities to step up to the plate and participate in a series of auctions for rare game-day experiences and exclusive signed memorabilia packages at the library over the next … read more

School of Rock House Band prepares for performance at The Bitter End

Bob Dylan, Jim Croce, Joni Mitchell. Following in the footsteps of folk heroes might be seem like a tall task for most musicians but for 11 aspiring performers from Ridgefield’s School of Rock House Band, Saturday night’s show at New York City’s landmark nightclub, The Bitter End, marks a great opportunity — a chance to create their own history on … read more

Norwalk River Valley Trail receives $300,000 award for Redding Mile, funds needed to connect with Ridgefield Ramble

The Norwalk River Valley Trail (NRVT) has been awarded $300,000 to construct the Redding Mile. Construction of this section of the five-town trail will be the first section in Redding. The grant, awarded from the Recreational Trails Grant program and administered by the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP), marks the third grant awarded to the NRVT. … read more

Ridgefield happenings: Trends in American food, winter constellations, and the Great Wall of China

Abstract painters open exhibit Sunday A group of abstract painters who have studied together at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists under the accomplished painter Rachel Volpone will display their work at Sarah’s Wine Bar this winter. The exhibition, titled “Insight: 11 Abstract Painters,” will open at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, and run through March 10. Snow date for opening … read more

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