Ridgefield Rotary recognized for ‘End Polio Now’ campaign

Polio is a paralyzing and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in some parts of the world. Polio is incurable, but completely vaccine-preventable. In 1985, Rotary launched its PolioPlus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children. On April 13, Ridgefield Rotary teamed up with Tommy James and The Shondells to have … read more

Rotary donates to Aldrich

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum on Main Street received a $1,000 donation from the Rotary Club of Ridgefield on June 13 in support of the museum’s free Community Days. Receiving the check is Tracy Moore, second from left, the museum’s interim co-director, with, from left, Rotarians Joe Savino, Joe Ellis and Robert Herber, president. The next Community Day is Sunday, … read more

Ridgefield Rotary Names RHS Senior Ian Davies Welsh as $10,000 Scholarship Winner

The Rotary of Ridgefield has named Ridgefield High School Senior Ian Davies Welch as its 2018 Scholarship winner in recognition of his very strong academic, extracurricular and community service activities over the last 4 years. Ian embodies Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self”. He is a member of National Honor Society, consistently achieved High Honors and received several academic awards. … read more

Rotary to host 'End Polio Now' concert at Playhouse April 13

The Ridgefield Rotary, in association with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will present an “End Polio Now” concert with Tommy James and the Shondells at the Ridgefield Playhouse, Friday, April 13, at 8 p.m. The Rotary Foundation has been worldwide leader in fighting polio for more than 50 years. The proceeds of this concert will go to eliminate it. … read more

Rotary Club donates $2,500 to RSO

The Rotary Club of Ridgefield presented a $2,500 check to the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra July 10. The sponsorship donation will support the RSO’s 2017-18 education and outreach initiative. “The Ridgefield Symphony appreciates the continued loyal support of The Rotary Club of Ridgefield,” said Executive Director Laurie Kenagy. “Sponsorship like theirs makes our educational community outreach possible.” Professional musicians from the … read more

Rotary names Colleen Keenan as scholarship winner

The Rotary of Ridgefield has named Ridgefield High School Senior Colleen Keenan as its 2017 Scholarship winner in recognition of her very strong academic record, extracurricular and community service activities over the last four years. Colleen embodies the Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self,” a press release said. Colleen capped off her Ridgefield High School time by being named class … read more

Rotary grant brightens Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse has been able to upgrade its stage lighting because of a generous grant from three area Rotary clubs — Ridgefield, Danbury and Newtown, enabling it to continue to attract top talent while growing its Arts in Education and Arts for Everyone outreach programs for students throughout Connecticut. The upgraded lighting will help in many ways to offset … read more

Ridgefield Rotary, Stop & Shop donated $250,000 in food last year

Over three years ago, The Ridgefield Rotary — with the help of Stop & Shop — was able to launch a food drive once a month on Saturday morning. Under the leadership of Barbara Lane and, with the support of Stop & Shop Manager John Haberern, it quickly grew. Volunteers from the various RHS and Youth organizations joined the initiative … read more

Giving Thanks: Rotary thanks community for another successful ‘Taste’

Thank you, all who attended and helped make this year’s Taste of Ridgefield a resounding success, by all measures. The event was very well attended with over 30 establishments participating. The proceeds for the event exceeded $25,000. In its 18th year, the Taste of Ridgefield continues to be a premier event. The proceeds of this event are returned to deserving … read more

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