Keeler Tavern to host Polar Express readings

Keeler Tavern Museum will host readings of the holiday classic The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsberg, in front of a roaring fire in the Garden House. At Santa’s Workshop, children can enjoy refreshments, games, and a craft before the reading. Families are also invited to take holiday photos with the festive, oversized, Santa’s Workshop decorations. The Polar Express will … read more

Leir Foundation to sponsor Playhouse’s Arts for Everyone program

The Leir Foundation has become the title sponsor of the Ridgefield Playhouse’s Arts for Everyone outreach program.   This program makes the arts accessible to families and children from low-income areas as well as Title 1 schools by providing free tickets to shows, including Arts in Education shows, as well as busing if necessary.   Together, Henry and Erna Leir … read more

Taste of Ridgefield to celebrate 20-year anniversary in January

The Rotary of Ridgefield will host the 20th annual Taste of Ridgefield at the Lounsbury House Sunday, Jan. 27. There will be two sessions, 12:30-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. In its two-decade history, Taste of Ridgefield has seen more than 6,000 attendees donate over $425,000 to assist neighbors who are most in need. Some of these organizations include, RVNA, Women’s … read more

Game Show Gala raises $115,000

The Boys and Girls Club of Ridgefield gala committee celebrated a successful fund-raising event to benefit the youth programs at the club.   The Game Show Gala was held on Nov. 3 and featured a live game show. In addition to planning an entertaining evening, the committee was able to raise approximately $115,000 in net proceeds to support the youth … read more

Letter: Not hiring Santarsiero is a great loss for Scotland Elementary

Recently, the Scotland Elementary School community learned Mr. Santarsiero, our interim principal, was not hired to remain on as full-time principal. I’m completely shocked, as Mr. Santarsiero wanted this position, applied for this position, and has proven himself in this position — working so diligently these last few months while in the capacity of interim. SES has gone through so … read more

Commission questions lighting, sound experts in seventh winter club hearing

Planning and zoning commissioners put the screws to testimony from two experts for the Ridgefield Winter Club Thursday night, Nov. 29, in the seventh and penultimate hearing for a plan to build a private skating club at 340 Peaceable Street. The meeting was taken up almost entirely by responses from experts representing the club, who answered questions raised by the … read more

Conservatory of Dance to host winter raffle during Stroll

The Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance will have live dancer window mannequins during the Holiday Stroll Friday night, Nov. 30. The Main Street business will also host a free community performance Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. The performance will feature ensembles and Nutcracker previews. Throughout the Holiday Stroll, the non-profit will host a winter raffle with prizes to several local … read more

Editorial: Holiday magic

The festive spirit, the sound of carolers, the sight of ice sculptures and strolling toy soldiers — they’re all part of the magic that makes up Ridgefield’s Holiday Stroll. Downtown Ridgefield’s annual winter tradition celebrates its 19th anniversary Friday night when festivities kick off at 6. There will be plenty of opportunities for residents to shop and dine in the … read more

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