Golf Performance Center buys Stonehenge

With plans for a golf academy that would combine athletic and academic learning for high school age students living in what was once one of southwestern Connecticut’s more prestigious inns, the Golf Performance Center on Route 7 has acquired the former Stonehenge property in Ridgefield. “Stonehenge allows us to create boarding for students and create an academic program for them … read more

Does Ridgefield need more hospitality? Zoning commission to examine ideas

The Elms was converted to condos. Stonehenge isn’t open — the property’s on the market. The Green Rocks Inn stopped doing business. The West Lane Inn, however, is still offering lodging — 18 rooms, with continental breakfast — at its location next door to Bernard’s restaurant, near the fountain, a comfortable walk from the village and its shops. The West … read more

Stonehenge: Restaurant closed, inn remains open

After 71 years of business in Ridgefield, the future of the Stonehenge Inn and Restaurant is uncertain.   Jean Pierre Rudaz, Stonehenge’s general manager, told The Press this week that the inn is open “on a very limited basis” and that cooking in the restaurant ceased entirely June 30. Despite Stonehenge’s website being down, Rudaz said that he books a … read more

Looking Back: The Phillips party

“I drew some water. It stunk,” said Marilyn Mignosa of Webster Road. “It tasted horrible.” The Ridgefield Press reported on a story about alleged bad drinking water Thursday, June 4, 1992. “I know my cats don’t drink it,’ said Mrs. Mignosa. “Normally, they’re pretty good judges. They drink rainwater, but they won’t drink the stuff out of the tap.” Despite … read more

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