Bike lanes get a boost at zoning hearing

Proponents of bike lanes and paths won some support during a listening session for the town’s rewrite of the Plan of Conservation and Development April 2. Arnold Light, chairman of the Economic and Community Development Commission said the town should “encourage alternative transportation solutions, including bicycle lanes and bike sharing.” “Ridgefield is an active, health-conscious community, and this would allow … read more

Feinstein to tickle the ivories at the Playhouse

In a career that has spanned more than three decades, Michael Feinstein has recorded over 30 albums, covering such legendary songwriters as George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Frank Sinatra. Feinstein’s been nominated for multiple Grammy and Emmy awards, he’s played both the White House and Buckingham Palace, and he’s considered an ambassador of the Great American Songbook. On April 17, … read more

Does Ridgefield have too many arts venues? Zoning commission listens to question

With dozens of music venues, theaters, museums, and galleries, Ridgefield is an artsy town — but has the town hit its capacity for arts and leisure offerings? That was a point Allison Stockel, executive director of the Ridgefield Playhouse made during a meeting hosted by the Planning and Zoning Commission April 2. “I love the idea of second- and third-floor … read more

Spray Safe, Play Safe: Lyme prevention film to premiere at Playhouse April 10

Starting to think about your family’s 2019 tick bite prevention strategy? Looking for the most effective ways to keep your backyard tick free? The tick experts from Western CT State University, the Ridgefield Health Department’s BLAST Program, Western CT Health Network and Lyme Connection will host a premiere screening of “Spray Safe, Play Safe: Tick Control Gets Reel” at the Ridgefield … read more

Fleury’s speech helps raise funds for rare brain disease

Former NHL All-Star Theo Fleury entertained visitors as the headlining motivational speaker to help raise money for medical research of an extremely rare brain disease during a recent visit to the Ridgefield Playhouse on Rare Disease Day. Fleury spoke about his struggles with addiction and mental health associated with physical abuse at the hands of a former youth hockey coach … read more

The Jungle Book, Stuart Little go from ‘the page to the stage’ at Ridgefield Playhouse in April

The Ridgefield Playhouse and Ridgefield Library are partnering to bring children’s favorite storybook characters from the page to the stage! Parents are encouraged to read The Jungle Book and Stuart Little with their children, then attend storytime at the Ridgefield Library before seeing the shows come to life on stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The library story hour for The Jungle Book is Saturday, March 30, … read more

Boys lacrosse team to host movie screening at Playhouse March 7

The Ridgefield High School boys lacrosse team will host a special screening of the movie, The Medicine Game, at The Ridgefield Playhouse Thursday, March 7. The night will include a silent auction, raffle and meet and greet with Syracuse star and pro lacrosse player Nick Mariano. Tickets at the door are $20 for adults, $15 for kids. All proceeds go … read more

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