Ridgefield datebook: Great Gatsby, True West, and Class of ’93 reunion

The Great Gatsby Program, Thursday, June 14, noon, Bernard’s Restaurant, 20 West Lane, Boats Against the Current: The Honeymoon Summer of Scott and Zelda by Richard Webb Jr., information at 203-438-8282 MidDay Home Bible Study, Thursday, June 14, 12-1:30 p.m., 3-4 p.m., or 7-8 p.m., Priscilla Black, 203-431-9768, pblack35@comcast.net Blood Drive, Thursday, June 14, 1:30-7 p.m., St. Stephen’s Church Dementia and Alzheimer’s … read more

Reel Dad: Picking the Oscar winners

What a year we experienced in 2017. On and off the screen. In a world challenged by truth, anger and relationships, we absorbed a collection of films that reflect what can fill the heart with hope, ground the soul in reality, and inspire people to believe the best may still occur. And many of the best movies are nominated for … read more

Budgets tighter than ever in 2018, Marconi says

First Selectman Rudy Marconi delivering the 2015 State of the Town address. —Steve Coulter photo

“We need to tighten up the ship,” First Selectman Rudy Marconi said. Looking ahead to 2018, an aggressive effort to hold down the budget and taxes seems the overriding priority for the town of Ridgefield, in light of federal tax changes that Marconi expects will increase the burden on many residents as the deductions for local taxes are limited to … read more

New year, new laws: State makes changes to opioids, auto insurance, and taxes

Several new state laws went into effect Jan. 1, including those concerning opioids, auto insurance, occupational licensing, commercial real estate transactions, fertility preservation, and taxes. Opioids In an effort to prevent prescription opioid diversion and abuse, two provisions made to Public Act No. 17-131 went into effect Jan. 1. One requires “certain individual and group health insurance policies” to cover … read more

Founders Hall: Explore something new in 2018

Ready for something new in 2018? You can still find openings in the following classes, which begin on Jan. 2. Join the investment discussion to explore how current events are impacting stock and bond markets. With women dominating today’s headlines, it’s a good time to review the  20th-Century female pioneers of politics, science and the arts. Or sail into the … read more

New year, new you: RVNA to host nutrition class beginning Jan. 2

A group series of nutrition classes for women of all ages, “Women’s Nutrition & Lifestyle for Weight Management,” will be held on Tuesday evenings, Jan. 2 to Feb. 20, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association, 27 Governor Street. Meg Whitbeck, RVNA registered dietitian and nutrition educator, will provide nutrition education in a group environment designed … read more

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