Hammers, saws and paintbrushes in hand, a dozen volunteers — most of them from the First Congregational Church of Ridgefield — spent a day fixing up the home of a single mother in Danbury. They participated in the area’s 32nd annual HomeFront Day on Saturday, May 4. “She’s a mom with two daughters,” Becky Burdumy said of the homeowner … read more
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is seeking citizen-scientist volunteers who will be … hoppy to help with a census of frogs in their neighborhoods. An army of trained volunteers is needed to provide local data to a national program called “FrogWatch.” The local effort is a collaboration between The Maritime Aquarium, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport and Yale’s Peabody Museum … read more
The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) seeks volunteers across the state to help with the annual Youth Outreach & Count of homeless and unstably housed youth in the state. The count of homeless/at-risk youth starts Wednesday, Jan. 23, following the annual Point-In-Time Count. CCEH facilitates the count alongside the Youth Engagement Team Initiatives and hundreds of volunteers across the … read more
Jesse Lee’s pumpkin patch opens Saturday, Sept. 29, at 207 Main Street. The patch, which sells pumpkins grown on a Navajo reservation in New Mexico, will receive an additional pumpkin delivery Oct. 13. It will run through Halloween The church is seeking volunteers to unload the pumpkins on both Sept. 29 and Oct. 13. For more information, call 203-438-8791.
The Ridgefield Chapter of National Charity League, Inc., is pleased to announce the second annual awarding of the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a national award that recognizes community service, to 16 of its members. As a certifying organization NCL is able to acknowledge service both within and outside of NCL. This year, activities ranged from volunteer camp counseling and working … read more
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
The Christmas spirit lived on in Ridgefield last weekend when Boy Scouts from Troop 116 — braving near zero-degree temperatures — conducted their annual tree pickup around town. “A few people left treats and goodies along with their trees and donations today, and we were really touched and moved by these gestures,” said organizer and parent Tizzie Mantione. “Everything from … read more
The Ridgefield Arts Council hosted its annual Behind The Scenes Honors event at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists May 18. The event was established by the council to acknowledge volunteers for their “behind the scenes” contributions in support of the various local arts-related organizations. The Arts Council recognizes how privileged Ridgefield is to have individuals who are willing to … read more