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

The Barn still offers a judgment-free zone

The no-program, just hang out, come-as-you-are, be-who-you-are vibe of The Barn is still thriving, kids who go there say, nearly two years after the teen center’s operations were taken over by the Boys & Girls Club. “It’s very open and accepting. You meet all sorts of different people here,” said Paul Standish, 19. “You feel comfortable expressing who you are.” … 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