Thrift Shop grant to support Keeler Tavern Museum’s Visitor Center

Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center (KTM&HC) has received a $17,000 grant from Ridgefield Thrift Shop to help pay for the design, purchase and installation of a reception desk and information wall in its new Visitor Center. “We are immensely grateful to The Ridgefield Thrift Shop for this funding, which will help us bring the visitor reception area up to … read more

Chekhov Theatre Festival to host spring fundraiser at Theater Barn

The Michael Chekhov Theatre Festival will host its spring fundraiser performance at the Ridgefield Theater Barn on Saturday, April 13 at 7 p.m. The event will feature a staged reading of Christopher Durang’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” the winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play which was inspired by the works of Anton Chekhov. The … read more

Italian guitarist to play at Acoustic Celebration Series

Italian guitarist Beppe Gambetta will perform in the North Hall of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Sunday, March 24, at 4 p.m. From his unique background as an Italian musician in love with both American roots music as well as the music of his native country, Beppe has travelled the world. Gambetta is increasingly known as one of the true live … read more

Kolani wins RVNA Spelling Bee

Basil Kolani of Ridgefield Academy won the eighth annual RVNA Spelling Bee in the 16th round with a 10-letter noun of Latin derivation, laureation. Kolani is founding director of the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning at Ridgefield Academy. The annual spelling bee included contestants from 15 local organizations and businesses. From “cumulonimbus” and “millennium” to “bradycardia” and “niveous,” the … read more

‘They’re creepy and they’re kooky:’ The Addams Family opens at RHS Friday night

The Ridgefield High School Visual and Performing Arts Department will stage the musical comedy “The Addams Family” Friday through March 23 in the Anne S. Richardson Auditorium of Ridgefield High School. “The Addams Family” has entertained four generations of fans beginning when the Charles Addams cartoons on which the characters are based first appeared in The New Yorker magazine in … read more

Congregation Shir Shalom to host inaugral Jewish Food Festival, annual Purim Carnival Sunday

Congregation Shir Shalom of Westchester and Fairfield Counties will host its annual Purim Carnival and inaugural Jewish Food Festival from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17. Purim is an annual raucous and festive celebration of the triumph of good over evil, inspired by the Biblical book of Esther. And this year Congregation Shir Shalom is bringing out the “whole … read more

Thrift Shop to help support Ridgefield Historical Society archives

The Ridgefield Historical Society has announced it has been selected as a 2019 grant recipient of the Ridgefield Thrift Shop in the amount of $7,000. Funding will support two projects: one capital and the other programmatic. Since most of the historical society’s program content is directly sourced from its state-of-the-art archives, part of the request will support temperature and humidity … read more

Ridgefield happenings: Declutter workshop, genealogy, and preventing sports injuries

The following is a list of events happening in Ridgefield over the next couple weeks. French classes  Ridgefield Continuing Education offers beginner and intermediate French classes. French, Beginner part 2 meets Tuesdays, March 19, 26; April 2, 9 and 23, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. French Intermediate meets Wednesdays, March 17; April 3, 10, 24 and May 1, from 6 … read more

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