Rotary’s ‘Fly The Colors’ program helps veteran launch drone business

The 500 Ridgefielders who support Ridgefield Rotary’s Fly the Colors program have helped an Army veteran launch a new business. Jason Otrin, who was introduced to Ridgefield Rotary through the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) program at UConn, developed On Course Drones to train police, fire departments and businesses to use drones. He trains departments to earn their FAA drone … read more

Ridgefielders to participate in Women’s Center SafeWalk

The annual Women’s Center of Danbury SafeWalk will be held on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 8:30 a.m. in the Danbury Fair Mall.   And this year there will be plenty of familiar faces in the crowd, including Ridgefield residents and event co-chairs Chip Salvestrini and Kathy Graham. Danbury resident MaryBeth Prunty, who works at Fairfield County Bank in town, is … read more

Rotary sponsors BBQ Festival May 5 and 6

The fifth annual Ridgefield Gone Country returns Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6, at 11 a.m. More than 6,000 individuals attended last year. The event features a world-class barbecue championship, family fun with kids rides, a riding bull, live music from several great bands, and great food. This year’s event will be even bigger and better than last year’s. … read more

End Polio Now concert raises $225,000

A sold-out Playhouse crowd was dancing in the aisles at the Rotary Club of Ridgefield’s Tommy James End Polio Now concert. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting this Rotary initiative by matching two for one the net proceeds from this event. The Ridgefield community came together to support this important event, fundraising $225,000 through ticket sales, sponsorships and … read more

Rotary Club of Ridgefield announces Allison Stockel as Citizen of The Year

  The Rotary Club of Ridgefield has announced that The Ridgefield Playhouse Executive Director, Allison Stockel is the 2017 Citizen of the Year.   As a passionate lover of the performing arts, for more than 12 years, Allison has volunteered as a full time Executive Director of The Ridgefield Playhouse.   Outside of her position at the Playhouse, Allison is a … read more

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