Prospector Theater to receive Chamber of Commerce award in March

The Prospector Team pose in front of Ridgefield's new moviehouse, which has its grand opening Thursday, Nov. 20.

The Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will honor the Prospector Theater with the Compassion in Commerce Award during the annual state of the town breakfast Friday, March 15, at Silver Spring Country Club. The ceremony will feature the annual State of the Town Address by First Selectman Rudy Marconi and the inauguration of the Chamber’s new board … read more

Scarecrow contest at Keeler Tavern begins today

Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center is hosting its sixth annual scarecrow contest. Individuals, families, groups, and businesses are invited to create a scarecrow to be displayed on Main Street during Fall in Love with Ridgefield (Oct. 19 to Oct. 21). Participants can pick up a wooden scarecrow frame ($25/frame) at Keeler Tavern Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 … read more

The Pink Album: The Prospects unleash ‘sparkle music’

There’s a revolutionary sound going around Ridgefield. Some people have stopped to look at what’s going down, while others will have to wait until next month to hear it. That’s when The Prospect Band, known as ‘The Prospects,’ will release its debut album — dubbed “The Pink Album,” in an ode to the Beatles’ White Album and in celebration of … read more

Dr. Langberg challenges patients, donates $500 to food pantry

Ridgefield orthodontist Dr. Blaine Langberg challenged his patients to donate to a good cause, and they rose to the occasion. Patients at Dr. Langberg’s office earn tokens each time they come to the office. The tokens can be redeemed for prizes, ranging from yo-yo’s and frisbees, to larger prizes like Deborah Ann’s gift cards, or movie tickets to the Prospector … read more

Ridgefield roads near empty during Thursday's snowfall (SLIDESHOW)

[wide][/wide] Thursday’s snowfall could end bringing as much as a foot of fresh powder to Ridgefield’s streets. That and heavy winds — expected to reach as high as 55 miles per hour in some parts of the state — are keeping those streets pretty near empty. The Press scoped the village around 11 a.m. Thursday and saw only about a … read more

‘Wonder’ movie brings 22 schools to Prospector Theater this holiday season

“Wonder,” a movie that promotes kindness, will be seen by more than 1,000 students from 22 local schools at the Prospector Theater this holiday season. As part of the schools’ service learning trips to the theater, students will interact with Prospects — employees of the theater — and learn about the nonprofit’s mission The movie is an adaptation from RJ … read more

Car hits sign, tree on Prospect Street

Police cleared a single vehicle accident on Prospect Street around 8:51 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9. Police said the driver turned right off of Grove street and ran off the road, colliding with a 25 MPH speed limit sign, and a tree near the sidewalk. Ridgefield Police Capt. Jeff Kreitz said the driver, a 19 year-old from Redding, suffered no injuries … read more

SPHERE celebrates 30 years, honors Rudy at gala Saturday

SPHERE — the Ridgefield-based organization that gives adults with disabilities things to do, places to go, activities, friends, feelings of community and belonging — is celebrating 30 years of service to the special needs community. The organization will honor longtime supporter First Selectman Rudy Marconi with its “commitment to service award” at a 30th Anniversary Gala this Saturday, Nov. 4, … read more

Candidates from both parties to meet RHS students Sunday

A meet-and-greet session aimed at Ridgefield High School students is planned by school board candidates from both political parties this Sunday, Oct. 22, from 12 to 2 in the courtyard between the library and the Prospector Theater. “We’d like to listen to students and hear what’s on their minds,” said candidate Kaitlyn Hayes.  “Pizza and refreshments will be served.”

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