Boys and Girls Club recognized for leadership, character efforts

Helping build thoughtful human beings who are good active citizens of their community has earned the Ridgefield’s Boys and Girls Club national recognition. The Ridgefield club has received the 2019 National Honor Award for Character and Leadership Development from the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. The distinction was announced May 3 in Houston, Texas, at the Boys and Girls … read more

Editorial: Paying it forward

From the Boys and Girls Club’s scholarship program to the historical society’s archives, to the Norwalk River Valley Trail’s “Ridgefield Ramble” — nobody had a busier week than the volunteers at the Ridgefield Thrift Shop, who have been disbursing $500,000 in grants to 71 local organizations since March 12. Beyond the trails, the club, and the historical archives, the Thrift … read more

Ridgefield Chorale donates $5,500 to Boys and Girls Club after Holiday Pops Concert

The talented vocalists of the Ridgefield Chorale welcomed the young singers from the Ridgefield Boys and Girls Club on the stage at their “Holiday Pops Concert.” The concert magically enhanced the holiday spirit in the community, as well as the children’s confidence in performing. The Ridgefield Chorale continued to create holiday magic, as they generously donated all proceeds of the … read more

Compassion, construction, and re-election: Marconi looks ahead to 2019

A new parking lot for the commercial district, renovations at the Venus Building to accommodate Playhouse expansion plans, progress on the state’s Main Street renovations, handicapped access improvements, extending sidewalks — the town has plans and projects aplenty to pursue. But First Selectman Rudy Marconi has another goal for 2019, one requiring no bricks or bulldozers: He wants a more … read more

Boys and Girls Club gets zoning variances to allow its expansion

With a vision of expanding the physical space, number of kids served, and breadth of programs offered, the Ridgefield Boys and Girls Club won variances from the Zoning Board of Appeals Monday night, Sept. 17. “We’re really in the quiet planning phase of this whole thing,” said Boys and Girls Club executive director Michael Flynn. It’ll be a while before … read more

Town tweeks parking realities while waiting for more blacktop

Parking, parking, more parking — will there ever be enough? With the town’s all-day parking lot off Governor Street often full or close to it lately, First Selectman Rudy Marconi says there are plans in the works to add what could amount to another 135 or so parking spaces to the village commercial district. “As a band-aid, for a while,” … read more

Village changes: Town shortens some parking times

The newly paved parking lot between Governor Street and Bailey Avenue re-opened Wednesday, a day earlier than expected. —Press photo

The allowed parking time for 22 spaces on the eastern edge of the village commercial district was reduced from three-hour to two-hour, with signs going on Friday, July 13. Parking Authority member Jessica Wilmot said the change was made at the request of the ownership of the Donnelly shopping center, where the spaces are located. She also said it’s a … read more

Torch Club, Goncalves earn national spotlight for Boys and Girls Club

The Ridgefield Boys and Girls Club’s middle school program, the Ridgefield Tigers Torch Club, cleaned up on national awards this year, bringing home two awards for programs and also having one of its leadership team earn national recognition. “We won two national awards out of five,” said the club’s director, Michael Flynn. Torch Club leader Jeff Goncalves won the national … read more

Scouts’ Soap Box Derby to race down Governor Street Sunday, June 10

The annual Pack 124 and Pack 126 Cub Scout Soap Box Derby will be held Sunday, June 10, from 1 to 4 p.m., on Governor Street in front of the Boys & Girls Club. The children will be competing for prizes including fastest and most creative cars. Scouts will be selling shirts, popcorn, water and baked goods. All sales will … read more

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