Fall In Love With Ridgefield: Pumpkins painting, popcorn tasting to spark village

Hayrides, scarecrows, and scavenger hunts — it’s time to Fall In Love With Ridgefield once again. The annual fall festival presented by the Downtown Ridgefield kicks off Friday, Oct. 19, in the afternoon with the Keeler Tavern’s scarecrow contest and runs through Saturday, Oct. 20, with with popcorn tasting around the village. The popcorn contest harmonizes this year’s festival with … read more

Conservation Commission member, alternate change their spots

A switcheroo by two Conservation Commission members won the approval of Board of Selectmen. Conservation Commission member Kitsey Snow and commission alternate Daniel Levine agreed to switch roles — she became an alternate, and he took over as a full-time commission member. The change was prompted by the Snow’s desire to reduce — but not end — her work for … read more

Candlelight Shoppe collects bras for breast cancer awareness

The Candlelight Shoppe is collecting gently used bras for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The collections will be donated to several women’s shelters in the area at the end of the month. Residents interested in donating may bring in bras to the store at 407 Main Street. The store is open from 10:30 to 5:30 p.m. daily. Last year, more … read more

Ridgefield man dies in Long Island plane crash

The Ridgefield Press

Ridgefield resident Richard Terbrusch has been identified as one of three victims involved in a fatal plane crash that happened three miles from Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach, N.Y. Saturday, Oct. 13. The plane’s pilot was Waterbury resident Munidat “Raj” Persaud, authorities said. Persaud, 41, was also the plane’s owner. The plane, a piper twin turbo prop airplane, had stopped at Danbury Municipal Airport … read more

RVNA to host annual meeting on Oct. 24

Friends and supporters of the Ridgefield Visiting Nursing Association are invited to attend the RVNA annual meeting and incorporators’ reception on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at RVNA. The event will include a state-of-the-agency report and message from President and CEO Theresa Santoro, followed by a reception recognizing RVNA incorporators. Incorporators have made significant contributions to RVNA … read more

Whip Salon to host ‘Hair Raiser’ for Ella Jewell Foundation Oct. 21

Whip Salon Ridgefield is pleased to announce a Hair Raiser that benefits The Ella Jewell Foundation on Sunday, Oct. 21. Simply book an appointment for any haircut, color service or blowout and the company will donate 10% to The Ella Jewell Foundation. Whip Salon offers ladies, guys and whippersnappers cuts too and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. … read more

Sacred Heart supports Ridgefield Independent Film Festival

Sacred Heart University’s School of Communication, Media and the Arts (SCMA) is underwriting support, awards, prizes and a documentary premiere in partnership with the Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) Oct. 18-21. The third annual festival will open with Wildlife, the directorial debut of actor Paul Dano (12 Years a Slave, Love & Mercy). Dano, a 2002 graduate of Wilton High School, wrote the adapted … read more

Hernmarck’s weaving work to be displayed at Aldrich; nancyO to offer discount during Fall in Love

The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art will feature the work of Helena Hernmarck, a Ridgefield resident and internationally acclaimed weaver, in the exhibit entitled “Weaving in Progress.” The exhibit opens Sunday, Oct. 14, and will run until January 13. Throughout the exhibit, nancyO is offering a 20% discount to customers who visit the exhibit at The Aldrich. For Fall in … read more

Race for 111th District: Frey, Berger-Girvalo face off at debate (VIDEO)

Economic issues — the state income tax, corporations leaving Connecticut, a $15 minimum wage — joined questions about concerns, like gay rights and early voting, at the League of Women Voters’ debate on Oct. 2. A crowd approaching 200 filled the Ridgefield Library’s program room, with folks standing the back for the debate featuring six candidates from three local legislative … read more