The Garden of Ideas: Keller envisions path to sustainability

Can a free public garden become a sustainable self-supporting venture in Ridgefield’s green and pricey hills? Joe Keller hopes so, and he’s got a plan. Keller is the master gardener, quirky mind, work-in-the-dirt hands, and guiding spirit behind the Garden of Ideas. A 13-acre retreat of gardens, sculpture and walking paths beside Lake Mamanasco at 653 North Salem Road, the … read more

Ridgefield Old Timers to present awards Oct. 13

Tickets are now on sale for the Ridgefield Old Timers Association Awards Banquet on Saturday, Oct. 13, at St. Mary’s Church Hall, beginning with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m. and a dinner by Prime Burger at 7. Tickets can be purchased through the ROTA website,, for $60 a person. Included in the evening will be a silent auction, … read more

Village Tavern to donate Tuesday night’s proceeds to The Women’s Center

The Village Tavern and the Women’s Center of Danbury will hold a second annual fundraiser Tuesday, Sept. 25. Ridgefielders who eat at the Village Tavern throughout the day Tuesday will be giving back directly to the Women’s Center as 100% of all proceeds will be donated. Reservations can be made by calling 203-403-3400. The Village Tavern is located at 378 … read more

Ridgefield Answers the Call: Historical society to host presentation at Peter Parley Schoolhouse Sunday

The Ridgefield Historical Society is pleased to present Sundays at the Schoolhouse on Sept. 30, from 1 to 4 p.m., rain or shine. This afternoon series is free to the public and engages visitors of all ages through interactive tours of the schoolhouse and hands-on learning experiences with docents and historical craft makers from the Colonial era. On September 30, … read more

Ridgefield Playhouse to host musical remake of Friends

Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Joey, Ross and Chandler are back in FRIENDS! The Musical Parody coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, October 24 at 8pm. Enjoy songs like “495 Grove Street – How Can We Afford This Place?”; “How you Doin?” and “We Were on a Break!” in this hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons TV’s “Friends” and celebrates the wacky misadventures of your favorite group of … read more

Turkey Trot registration open

Registration for the 37th annual Turkey Trot and 17th annual Kids Fun Run is now open. Early Bird pricing ($30) is available now through Oct. 31. Runners can register through the Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield’s website — —  by clicking on the Turkey Trot 2018 page under the events tab Residents may also download a form for paper … read more

Venti lends a helping paw to Farmingville students

There’s a new face wandering the halls of Farmingville Elementary School, out to lend kids a helping hand. Er, make that helping paw. Her name is Venti, a three-year-old black labrador from Guiding Eyes for the Blind — a nonprofit that breeds and trains seeing eye dogs for the blind. When she’s not palling-around with her foster mom — Principal … read more

Scarecrow contest at Keeler Tavern begins today

Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center is hosting its sixth annual scarecrow contest. Individuals, families, groups, and businesses are invited to create a scarecrow to be displayed on Main Street during Fall in Love with Ridgefield (Oct. 19 to Oct. 21). Participants can pick up a wooden scarecrow frame ($25/frame) at Keeler Tavern Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 … read more

Village to host Halloween Walk Oct. 27

With candy already on store shelves around town, young trick-and-treaters are getting ready for the annual Halloween Walk on Main Street. This year’s celebration, which is sponsored by Downtown Ridgefield and encourages store owners to dress in costume, will be held from 10 to noon Saturday, Oct. 27. The Halloween Walk is made possible by the downtown merchants organization and … read more