Ridgefielder Rich Flood starts autism awareness initiative with Darien police

In recognition of Autism Awareness Month in April, a Darien police officer is behind an initiative that will make officers and the public more aware of those on the autism spectrum. The initiative involves Autism Awareness magnets, an Autism Awareness Patch Challenge, and a free seminar that educates Darien police officers on autism. The man responsible for the initiative in … read more

Prospector Theater receives ‘Compassion in Commerce’ award from Chamber

The Prospector Theater received the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce’s “Compassion in Commerce” award at the annal State of the Town meeting Friday, March 15. The Prospector’s victory was represented in a sparkly, pink trophy that will look right at home at the theater. The Chamber ceremony was held at Silver Spring Country Club, and began with new Executive Director Kim … read more

Kukulka gets another term on Housing Authority

Experienced in public housing concerns from his professional life, John Kukulka has been reappointed to a second five-year term on the Ridgefield Housing Authority. Kukulka, a former chairman of the Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee, appeared before the Board of Selectmen’s March 6 meeting. He was unanimously reappointed after a discussion of the Housing Authority and its properties, which include the … read more

Giving Thanks: ACT of CT applauds Ridgefield Thrift Shop

To the Editor: ACT of Connecticut (A Contemporary Theatre) is extremely thankful for the Ridgefield Thrift Shop’s exceptionally generous grant award, which exceeded our wildest dreams.  Still in our first full season, we are very grateful for the Ridgefield Thrift Shop’s support of our mission to bring Broadway-caliber theatre and educational programs to Ridgefield and the surrounding communities. Gifts like … read more

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

Future Business Leaders of America: High school students awarded at spring conference

The Ridgefield High School FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) chapter attended the spring leadership conference on March 12 at Naugatuck Community College in Waterbury. The event offered FBLA members the opportunity to compete in a variety of different competitive events. Ridgefield High School had four student teams that placed in the top 4, earning them the opportunity to compete … 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

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