The Ridgefield 8: Local group goes for bocce world record

Eight Ridgefield locals, also known as The Ridgefield 8, will compete to break the Guiness World Record title for the longest marathon playing bocce team. The Ridgefield 8 are gearing up to top the previous record of 32 hours and four minutes. The charity bocce marathon game begins Friday, June 21 at 7 a.m. at the bocce court at Ancona’s … read more

Maddie’s Fund: ROAR collaborates with Arizona State, Virginia Tech on nationwide fostering study

Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue (ROAR) is collaborating with Arizona State University and Virginia Tech in a nationwide foster program study through Maddie’s Fund to enhance and expand its Foster Care Program. There are 100 shelters and rescue organizations throughout the U.S. that are participating in the research. The results will help provide additional insight on the effects of field … read more

Giving Thanks: ROAR gala

To the Editor: On behalf of the Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue (ROAR), we would like to express our gratitude to our guests, local business contributors, annual sponsors, and volunteers for making our annual gala a tremendous success. Held at Le Chateau, our event celebrated recent accomplishments in finding forever homes for rescue cats and dogs, and helped raise funds … read more

ROAR annual gala: Linke, Ancona’s Wines to receive awards

Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue (ROAR) will host its annual ROAR gala and fundraising event Saturday, March 9, at the Le Chateau in South Salem, N.Y. Ridgefield resident Scott Linke will be recognized as the 2019 ROAR Community Star Award honoree. Ancona’s Wines and Liquors will receive the 2019 ROAR Business Star Award. All proceeds will support the ROAR Donofrio … read more

Stuff a Van: ROAR collects dog, cat food at Stop and Shop

Feeding Ridgefield’s homeless animals was made a lot easier Sunday thanks to generous shoppers who participated in ROAR’s “Stuff a Van” event at Stop and Shop. “The Stop and Shop customers were very generous,” said ROAR Executive Director Kerry Dobson. How much food was donated? Here’s a breakdown: 24 bags of cat food at 124 pounds total 30 bags of dog … read more

Ridgefield happenings: Wreath Festival, medical ethics, and the Role in the Hay Players

The following are a list of events happening in Ridgefield this weekend and next week: Improv returns to Theater Barn Oct. 12 Ridgefield Theater Barn will bring back the Role in the Hay Players for their next installment of “Whose Barn Is It Anyway,” Friday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m.   The improv-based performance features no script and no plot. … read more

Dog Days of Summer: Craig’s donates $7,500 to ROAR

On Tuesday, October 2, Craig’s Fine Jewelry presented Kerry Dobson, the executive director of Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue (ROAR), a check for $7,500. The money was raised during Craig’s Dog Days of Summer event where 10% of the sales were donated to ROAR. As Kerry mentioned when she received the check, “Ridgefield is very, very special.” As someone who … read more

ROAR welcomes new adoption coordinator

Matchmaker, matchmaker make me a match. There’s a new face at the helm of Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue (ROAR)’s adoption program. Sarah Roberts was hired as the shelter’s new adoption coordinator earlier this summer. A former kennel worker at the shelter, she is taking on the sometimes difficult task of matching up ROAR’s four-legged friends with new families to find … read more

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