Pickleballers propose player punch cards in morning pow-wow with Parks and Rec

The PO-ed pickleballers — price-oppressed pickleballers, that is — won a seeming concession from Parks and Recreation officials, but pressed their case with a counter offer. What the pickleballers have been battling is a planned four-year program of stepped increases in annual fees from $120 to $240 to $360 to $480. “We’ve decided now not to proceed further than $240,” … read more

Recreation Notes: Dive into summer

Perfect your diving skills with Ridgefield Parks & Recreation’s Springboard Diving Camp for children ages 6 to 16. Students will learn front approaches, back presses, basic dives, and drills. Divers will advance individually as they master each element. Camp runs from Monday, August 7 to Friday, August 11, and meets from 4:00- 5:30 pm at Barlow Mountain Pool. Become an … read more

What do they earn? A look at the salaries of Ridgefield's highest paid employees

What would you do with a bag of money?

Salaries make up 62% of the $90.4 million school budget for 2016-17. That’s more than $68 million. Another 19% — about $21 million — goes to employee benefits. Salaries for town departments — police, fire, highway, parks and recreation, town administration — total nearly $17.5 million, and make up 48% of the current 2016-17 year’s $36.6 million town-side budget. Another … read more

Next Family FaceTime dinner to be held May 17

The next Family FaceTime device-free dinner is next Wednesday, May 17. Pickup will be at Genoa. Dinner for a family of four is $25. The meal includes; sautéed chicken, broccoli with artichokes, roasted red potatoes, garden salad and bread. The family game is four different dice games. The mission of the Family Facetime Project is to get families to unplug … read more

Recreation Notes: keep children swimming

Summer will be here before you know it, and Ridgefield Parks & Recreation wants to keep the children swimming. Our Barracuda Swim Team is holding tryouts on Thursday, May 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the recreation center pool. Children ages 5 to 16 must swim at American Red Cross level 3 or higher.  Participants will enjoy swim instruction, … read more

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