Stronger Voices at RHS speaks out about violence

The Visual and Performing Arts Department of Ridgefield High School will present Stronger Voices, 24 original works about conflict, violence, and resolution written and performed by 22 RHS students. Performances will be in the RHS Black Box Theatre Jan. 26-27 and Feb. 2-3 at 7:30 p.m. The outpouring of writing emerged from what is happening in society with its divisive … read more

Beth Hart aims for fourth straight sellout at Playhouse Feb. 21

The Blues Magazine dubbed her “the ultimate female rock star” and right now, the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter is riding a creative tidal wave, firing out acclaimed albums, hooking up with the biggest names in music and rocking the house each night with that celebrated burnt-honey voice. Beth Hart returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse after sold out shows in 2014, 2015 and 2016. … read more

Ridgefielder gives opening remarks at St. Petersburg march

Ridgefield artist Suzanne Benton celebrated her 81st birthday in St. Petersburg, Fla., last Saturday — in front of a 25,000-person crowd. Benton, who spends her winters in St. Petersburg, organized the city’s Women’s Solidarity March for Social Justice and gave the opening remarks. “When the crowd burst out singing Happy Birthday to me, I stood on the stage amazed and … read more

Nobel-nominated Native American activist will visit Redding library

Musician, activist and author Tiokasin Ghosthorse will appear at the Mark Twain Library on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 3:30 pm, as part of the Allen and Helen Hermes Art Series. Ghosthorse is a master of the Lakota flute and a teacher of magical, ancient and modern sounds. He performs worldwide and has been featured at Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden … read more

Scouts visit RVNA kitchen, earn 'Simple Meals' badge

On Jan. 13, the fifth grade Ridgebury Girl Scout troop visited the test kitchen at RVNA to earn their Simple Meals badge. Under the guidance of RVNA’s registered dietitian and nutritional educator, Meg Whitbeck, MS, RDN (back, right), the girls prepared apple-cinnamon muffins, pumpkin oatmeal, and a variety of smoothies, all packing a hefty nutritional punch.   Among other fun … read more

Ridgefield third in state with 188 deer kills

The 2016 hunting season hasn’t been friendly to deer in Ridgefield. The town ranked third on the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s top 10 list for deer kills, with 188. Ridgefield trailed only East Haddam, 209, and Newtown, 198. According to a DEEP report that tracked deer kills from Sept. 15, 2016, to Jan. 17, hunters harvested 10,570 … read more

Hunter Knibbe appointed to West Point academy

Ridgefielder Hunter Knibbe, a Georgia Military College cadet, has received appointment to United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. The 19-year-old junior college cadet was nominated by U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes. “It will be a great honor at the end of four years to be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States … read more

Ridgefield students in the news: Bucknell, Lehigh and many more

Three Ridgefielders have been named to the Bucknell University dean’s list: Tierney Beauregard, Class of 2020, Debra Cox, Class of 2020, and Jessica Quindlen, Class of 2019. Jocelyn Curran of Ridgefield has been named to the dean’s list at Lasell College in Newton, Mass., for the fall semester. Curran, whose major is fashion communication and promotion, is a member of … read more

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