‘Walk for Mike’ to be held Dec. 2

The second annual “Walk for Mike” will take place Sunday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. at RVNA parking lot. The event began last year in memory of Ridgefield resident and avid walker, Michael Nardone. “Mike walked the streets and neighborhoods of Ridgefield every day, in every type of weather with a wave and a smile on his face,” said organizer Debbie … read more

Rotary Club collects $500,000 in grocery donations

The Rotary Club of Ridgefield was recognized by town leaders in front of Stop and Shop on Oct. 25 for racking up an estimated $500,000 in donated groceries from its monthly food drives. Social Services Director Tony Phillips said the project, which began in the fall of 2013, only missed two events due to weather or holidays out of 58 … read more

Town hires new assistant planner

In the midst of election madness, a new face joined the ranks of the Ridgefield Planning and Zoning Department. Daniel Robinson, 42, was hired as the town’s assistant planner on Oct. 30. The Bridgeport resident will replace the town’s previous assistant planner, Adam Schnell, who left to pursue a job in Florida back in March. “I was looking at a … read more

Shoe repair shop has new owners

Ridgefield Shoe Repair at 15 Danbury Road has a new owner. George Togridis, who is also the owner of Greenwich Shoe Repair, re-opened the store in the middle of October. He was approached from the shop’s landlords after the previous owner fell ill and closed the store that had been open for several decades. Togridis brings 30-plus years of experience … read more

Girl Scouts of Connecticut partners with Ms President US

Girl Scouts of Connecticut CEO Mary Barneby brought her expertise on girls and young women to a program at the Ridgefield Library in early October. Barneby emphasized the importance of women having a voice and representing the government. The program, titled, “Activate Your Girl Power,” was hosted by Ms President US, a girls’ civic leadership program based in Ridgefield. The … read more

Early registration for Turkey Trot ends Sunday

Registration for the 37th annual Turkey Trot and 17th annual Kids Fun Run will be available  until the start of the race on Thanksgiving morning — Thursday, Nov. 22. Early registration pricing ($35) is available through Sunday, Nov. 18. After Sunday, the cost goes up to $40. The Fun Run costs $15. Runners can register through the Boys & Girls … read more

Branchville to NYC? Commuter bus has ‘express’ vision

An early morning commuter bus from Branchville direct to New York City is a concept being studied by an entrepreneur who operates a driver service. “It takes cars off the road,” First Selectman Rudy Marconi said to the selectmen. “The people at that station have been begging for more express service in the morning.” Marconi had been approached concerning use … read more

Hernmarck donates Torcellini property to Land Conservancy of Ridgefield

The Land Conservancy of Ridgefield, Inc. has received a donation land off North Salem Road from resident Helena Hernmarck. Hernmarck made the donation in memory of Donald Torcellini, who cared for the property and kept it in its wonderful natural state for many years. The Land Conservancy will be placing a plaque on the property in memory of Mr. Torcellini.   … read more

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