Lamont, Himes to attend Ridgefield’s Memorial Day parade

  Ridgefield’s Memorial Day will have a record number of marchers and floats this year. They will be joined by two special guests — Gov. Ned Lamont and Congressman Jim Himes. The first selectmen’s office confirmed the news Friday, May 24. “It will be great to have these honorary guests march with us Monday,” said Denis Loncto, the parade’s coordinator.

Battling on the beaches: Parade grand marshal Wally Goodman recalls World War II

Amid the white-hot life-and-death chaos of battle, World War II veteran Wally Goodman — the grand marshal of Ridgefield’s Memorial Day parade this year — had a moment of human connection with an enemy he was trying his damnedest to shoot out of the sky. “The Japanese created suicide bombers, Kamikaze pilots,” Goodman said. “… They’d always come in as … read more

Dress for Success: Girl Scouts seek community donations for year-end project

Every spring, Ridgefield Girl Scouts selects an organization to contribute to with an end of the year community service project. This year, the Girl Scouts will again support Dress for Success (mid-Fairfield County). The Girl Scouts are seeking seasonal spring and summer business attire, including women’s new or gently loved suits, career blazers, blouses, pants, and skirts. There are two … read more

A walk down memory lane: 50 seniors head to summer camp in Ashford

Fifty Ridgefield seniors will be taking a walk down memory lane this summer when they head to camp as part of Ridgefield’s Senior Positive Initiative Forum (SPIF). The senior forum was organized to coordinate the organizations in Ridgefield that work with older residents. This year, SPIF received a generous grant from the Leir Retreat Center to cover the cost of … read more

Three new Eagle Scouts recognized for achievement, perseverance

During a recent Court of Honor ceremony at the new Sturges Cabin in Ridgefield’s Sturges Park, three Boy Scouts from Troop 76 — Michael Ferrandino, Charlie Snow and Dan Wroblewski — were honored for achieving the highest rank in scouting, Eagle. Becoming an Eagle Scout requires that a scout earn 21 merit badges, serve in a leadership position and complete … read more

Pizza and ice cream: Two mobile vendors get permit renewals

An ice cream truck operator and a mobile pizza vendor won license renewals May 8 from the Board of Selectmen. Enver Ceylan got a renewal of his vendor’s permit to operate the Circusman ice cream truck in town, and Junio Figueira got an approval for the Tivoli Pizza Truck’s operations. Figueira said he’d been selling pizza from his truck in … read more

The Ridgefield 8: Local group goes for bocce world record

Eight Ridgefield locals, also known as The Ridgefield 8, will compete to break the Guiness World Record title for the longest marathon playing bocce team. The Ridgefield 8 are gearing up to top the previous record of 32 hours and four minutes. The charity bocce marathon game begins Friday, June 21 at 7 a.m. at the bocce court at Ancona’s … read more

Mary Jones named Ridgefield Rotary’s Citizen of the Year

In recognition of her many years of service to the Ridgefield community, Mary Jones has been named the Rotary Club of Ridgefield’s Citizen of the Year. Jones has been involved with various organizations since moving to Ridgefield with her husband, Don, in 1999. Jones was on the chairman of the Board of Ridgefield Community Kindergarten, Veteran Park PTA Board, and … read more

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