Talking to kids about sex is subject of library forum

The Ridgefield Library will host a program called “Birds and Bees: How to Talk to Today’s Kids About Sex” Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. The program is part of the Parenting the Selfie Generation at the library. Jennifer Gaines, a public health program specialist, will lead the discussion on talking about sex and offer tips on what to say, … read more

Tara Ford joins the Ridgefield Youth Commission

After a summer in Peru trying “to improve the educational quality and living conditions of students,” Tara Ford, a high honor roll student at Ridgefield High School, has joined the Ridgefield Youth Commission. “I am at an age where I want to give meaningful contributions back to the town that has given me such a solid start in life,” she … read more

The Kindness Mural to receive dedication ceremony Sunday, June 10

The Kindness Mural will be unveiled outside Ridgefield’s teen center on Governor Street during a special dedication ceremony at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 10. The abstract mosaic, with its tens of thousands of red, yellow, and orange porcelain tiles, was created by hundreds of community volunteers in early March as a visual reminder of inclusivity and caringness for residents and … read more

Cementing kindness: Teen center mural creates sense of community pride, permanence (SLIDESHOW)

For generations to come, The Kindness Mural outside Ridgefield’s teen center, The Barn, will tell a story of collaboration and endurance — a piece of art created by a thousand different hands to stand the test of time. The abstract mosaic, with its tens of thousands of red, yellow, and orange porcelain tiles, will also serve as a visual reminder … read more

The Kindness Mural: Youth Commission asks for community's creative help March 4-10

Spreading kindness among youth and community members is vital to a healthy, vibrant town. That’s the message the Ridgefield Youth Commission wishes to spread through the addition of an abstract mural made of clay tiles that will hang outside the The Barn Teen Center facing Governor Street. The visual reminder — titled simply, “The Kindness Mural” — will advocate for … read more

Ms President US hears from local lady leaders

The girls’ civic leadership program, Ms President US convened a panel of Ridgefield’s exemplary female leaders at Town Hall on Friday Oct. 13.    First Selectman Rudy Marconi moderated the panel which included: Dr. Karen Baldwin, superintendent of Ridgefield Public Schools; Selectwoman Maureen Kozlark; Fran Walton, chair of the Board of Education; and Callie Whalen, member of the Ridgefield Youth … read more

Selectmen appoints five to Youth Commission

The Ridgefield Youth Commission will welcome a new member this year. Emily Furfaro, 16, was appointed to the commission by the Board of Selectmen at its Aug. 23 meeting. In her interview, Furfaro said she wanted to bridge the gap between teens and their adult parents and teachers. “Both groups can be misunderstood at times,” Furfaro said. “Sometimes we just … read more

Youth Commission gets a new member

Ridgefield High School sophomore Caroline Whelan was appointed to the Youth Commission at the Board of Selectmen meeting Wednesday, April 19. Whelan is an accomplished student actively involved in extracurriculars and philanthropy. She has been granted the Women’s Empowerment Scholarship to spend one week at Georgetown University this summer, where she will collaborate with international development experts and other high … read more

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