Letter: Parks and Recreation wants to help pickleball community

To the Editor: There are opinions written in the news about the Ridgefield Pickleball fees. The fees were raised, the pickleball community made objections to the amount the fees were raised, the Ridgefield Parks and Recreation directors and board members open the doors to hear the complaints and followed up with lowering the fees. They are still looking at ways … read more

233 Danbury Road: More condos, sewer expansion sought

Should Ridgefield expand the boundaries of the downtown sewer district to accommodate a “senior park” envisioned on Danbury Road near the rec center? Developers Marty Handshy and Jay Metcalfe of Charter Group Partners asked the Board of Selectmen that question at a Dec. 19 special meeting. The goal would be to hook Charter Group’s 30-unit building at 233 Danbury Road … read more

Rec center, Ridgefield Supply to host blood drives

Ridgefield residents may give blood at the rec center, 125 Danbury Road, Thursday, Dec. 13, from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Ridgefield Supply, 29 Prospect Street, will also host a blood drive two days later — on Saturday, Dec. 15 — from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appointments may be scheduled by downloading the free Red Cross blood donor app, visiting … read more

Rec center to host Ridgefield Kids Duathlon Sunday

The 5th annual Ridgefield Kids Duathlon is this Sunday, June 10. Kids ages 4-14 race a run/bike/run format on a closed course at the race sponsor Ridgefield Parks and Recreation’s campus. All athletes receive a t-shirt, finishers medal and popsicle and free family days at The Spray Bay and Martin Park. A family Recreation Center membership with swim, spin and … read more

Post-grad party seeks donors

Paremt Michele Mueller designed the Vegas-themed mural for the the post-grad party. —Steve Coulter photo

The annual Ridgefield High School graduation party provides a safe environment where students from the Class of 2018 can celebrate their accomplishments at no cost. The all-night alcohol- and drug-free event is parent-chaperoned and held at the Parks and Recreation Center the night of graduation. To make it all possible, the high school’s Parent Teacher Student Association must raise funds … read more

Rec center to host blood drive March 1

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood. There will be an opportunity for Ridgefield residents to give blood at the Parks and Recreation Center Thursday, March 1, from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. The rec center is located at 195 Danbury Road. The Red Cross depends … read more

An expo a day: Chamber's Destination Wellness to exhibit 40 health practitioners

Need a place to unload the kids’ extra Halloween candy and escape from the political craziness of election season? Look no further than the Chamber of Commerce’s fourth annual Destination Wellness Expo at the Parks and Recreation Center that runs from 10 to 2 Saturday, Nov. 4. The event, sponsored by Laurel Ridge Health Care Center and organized by the … read more

Rec center to host anti-bullying dinner

Don’t Be Silent and the Exchange Club of Ridgefield will kick off Anti-Bullying Month with a cocktail and dinner event at the Ridgefield Recreation Center Saturday, Oct. 21, from 6 to 10 p.m. State Sen. Toni Boucher and forensic psychiatrist Dr. David Bernstein will be the keynote speakers. Sen. Boucher will be speaking on anti-bullying legislation in Connecticut and Dr. … read more

Prevention Council carnival kicks off Friday night

 Merry-go-rounds and inflatable castles have taken up residency on the green in front of the recreation center on Danbury Road for this weekend’s annual fall carnival. One object missing on the lawn this year will be the ferris wheel — a casualty of Hurricane Jose’s brutal winds. “The threat of Jose means we can’t have it this year,” said LouAnn … read more

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