'Poems From the Four Corners', Iris Fund

‘Poems From the 4 Corners’, Iris Fund

At 7 p.m. on Feb. 1, the Ridgefield Library and Poet Laureate Barb Jennes will host the second occasion of the collection “Poems of the 4 Corners,” a web based collection.

Be part of us for a night of poetry, that includes readings by rising and established poets from all through Connecticut. Our February studying will characteristic poets representing every of the state’s 4 corners, plus one from the central Hartford space: Gemma Mathewson, Laura Mazza-Dixon, Claudia McGhee, Garrett Phelan and Jack Powers.

The ”Poems from Connecticut’s 4 Corners” collection takes place on the primary Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. All readings are on-line. Register every month to obtain the Zoom hyperlink at www.ridgefieldlibrary.org, or by calling 203-438-2282.

Clear the Muddle on-line program on the Ridgefield Library

At 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 2, the Ridgefield Library will welcome again skilled organizer Ronni Eisenberg for an inspiring on-line program.

Let’s face it, life is busy, life is messy and overrun with muddle. Be part of organizational skilled Ronni Eisenberg for this sensible and life-changing digital session. How we handle all the things and discover ways to clear the muddle in our lives is essential to lowering stress and getting organized for good.

Ronni Eisenberg is a pioneer within the area of group and the creator of ten books on the topic, together with “Arrange Your self!” which has offered over 1 million copies. She has made quite a few appearances as a motivational speaker and media contributor. Her work contains house life group and private and company consulting.

To register, please go to our calendar at www.ridgefieldlibrary.org or name 203-438-2282.

Iris Fund wins Fairfield County Financial institution’s Charity of the Month for December

The Iris Fund is honored to have received Fairfield County Financial institution’s Charity of the Month in December, which resulted in a beneficiant $1,000 donation for our vital ladies’s well being analysis at Columbia College Irving Medical Middle. January is Champions Month, which implies the charities that received in 2022 are again within the working for Charity of the Month.

We wish to thank everybody who voted for us in December, and encourage you to maintain voting for us so we will to win a further $1,000 donation.

You may vote right here as much as as soon as a day: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZMTN8TN?fbclid=IwAR2WbelkGNhP4fLJol6d4Nu5EOYNyd1dHJfeRi9SvDHTo_KzcIO6_YQCSws 

Being pregnant and toddler loss will be extremely tough to debate. However it’s a problem that many households have private expertise with, and one Ridgefield resident is utilizing her personal tragedy to assist different households coping with such a loss.

The Iris Fund was began by Brittney Crystal with the shock that ladies’s our bodies should not higher understood throughout even ‘regular’ labor and a ardour to bridge that analysis hole – which is able to save and enhance outcomes for infants. Brittney’s child died being born. Her title was Iris. Her legacy was born proper after and her household stands with the superb ladies throughout so many organizations which might be working to make it higher for the following technology.

The Iris Fund solely helps the docs and engineers at Columbia College who’re answering the query of what triggers full time period labor – to ultimately cease it from occurring early – stopping preterm beginning. 

We imagine all households ought to be capable of ask the fundamental questions on how their our bodies work throughout being pregnant – and get solutions.  Iris’s legacy is one that can give peace of thoughts to all pregnant households and supply higher outcomes for our most weak infants – the 450,000 born too quickly on this nation yearly.  

To make a donation please go to www.theirisfund.org/.  

‘Get to Know Ridgefield’ seminar at Founders Corridor, Jan. 27

The League of Girls Voters and Tony Phillips will give a seminar entitled “Get to Know Ridgefield: Social Companies” at Founders Corridor on Jan. 27 at 1 p.m., which is open to the general public.

Come be taught extra concerning the big selection of companies out there to the neighborhood by means of the Division of Social Companies and the League of Girls Voters. This can be a really informative session.

Ms President US in Ridgefield awarded FCCF grant

Ms President US in Ridgefield is happy to announce it has been awarded a aggressive grant from Fairfield County’s Group Basis, The Fund for Girls and Women to help its enlargement efforts in Fairfield County. 

Ms President US, a ladies’ civic management program, motivates and prepares ladies in fourth by means of eighth grade and their highschool mentors to run for the best civic management positions. Every cohort of ladies participates in eight workshops, one area journey to the state capitol, and the culminating occasion – a Marketing campaign and Election. These classes concentrate on civic engagement and schooling, and management and empowerment expertise. 

Ms President US has proven over 300 ladies in fourth by means of eighth grade and their highschool mentors the significance of feminine involvement in public service, the accountability it entails, and the chance it gives. It goals to impart exemplary values in future leaders – values that unite, uplift, and encourage no matter race, shade, faith, sexual orientation, gender id, nationwide origin, or incapacity. 

By means of this program, ladies discover their very own potential to guide, improve expertise, and increase their data of what it takes to be a pacesetter; find out about native, state, and federal management alternatives; hear from native and state leaders; go to their state capitol; give (or contribute to) a marketing campaign speech, complemented by their alternative of inventive expression. 

To be taught extra, go to www.fccfoundation.org.

Ridgefield Parks & Recreation hosts Peace and Love Restorative Yoga

Ridgefield Parks & Recreation want to invite you to our free Peace and Love Restorative Yoga with Beth on Feb. 12 from 4 to five:30 p.m. on the Recreation Middle.

This occasion is on the market to members and non-members, ages 14 and older. Contributors will be taught instruments and restful poses that may be completed at house or in any quiet house to assist by means of the stresses of life. No yoga expertise is critical, however you should be capable of get down on the ground. Registration shouldn’t be required. Please costume comfortably and convey a towel or a small blanket. 

Now we have teamed up with Pleasure Soleiman in providing Pickleball Classes inside Yanity Gymnasium situated at 60 Prospect St. Lessons begin on Feb. 14. Adults could join Newbie Classes that meet on Tuesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. or Intermediate Classes that meet on Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Spherical Robin Play can also be out there on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. for gamers at degree 3.5 or increased. College students will discover ways to enhance their serves, returns, volleys, and drive photographs. Come and be taught the quickest rising sport in America!  

For extra info, go to www.ridgefieldparksandrec.org or name 203-431-2755. 

Air Dry Clay for Newbies class by means of Ridgefield Persevering with Training

Take Air Dry Clay for Newbies, a brand new class in Ridgefield Persevering with Training and be taught to make use of pinch-pot, slab and coil strategies to make bowls, platters and wall hangings.

College students will paint and embellish their work, making stunning, expressive items. This can be a beginner-level class, however all are welcome.  

Teacher Kathleen Fay is an authorized Artwork Instructor who holds a BFA in Visible Arts from Buy Faculty, an MFA in Pictures from Tyler Faculty of Artwork of Temple College, and Artwork Training Certification by means of the Faculty of New Rochelle. She has taught all ranges, elementary by means of school and enjoys educating college students of all ages.  

This seven-session class begins Feb. 6 and meets Feb. 6, 13 and 27 and March 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 6:30 to eight:30 p.m. atEast Ridge Center Faculty.  Tuition is $172.  An extra $15 supplies/provide price is payable to teacher on the first-class.  Advance registration is required.  

Go to www.ridgefieldschools.org or telephone Peggy Bruno at 203-431-2812.

Cardio exercise and Stretch courses provided by means of Ridgefield Persevering with Training

Take an in-person cardio exercise or Stretch class in Ridgefield Persevering with Training and begin a brand new lively and wholesome exercise with an authorized teacher. Zoom choices can be found in some courses.

Cardio Combo (Zumba, Kickboxing and firming) with Patti Larkin begins Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. at East Ridge Center Faculty.

Complete Physique Reset to tone and tighten is an multi functional exercise with Pat Anikewich that begins on Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. Her Full Physique Energy and Cardio Exercise begins on Feb. 9 at 6 p.m.  These courses are hybrid and meet at Veterans Park Faculty and on Zoom.

Within the Merely Stretch for All Ranges class with Mary Sireci contributors be taught to the best way to stretch these onerous to succeed in muscle mass, enhance flexibility and transfer with larger vary of movement. Class begins on Feb. 1 at 5:45 p.m. Mild Yoga with Mary Sireci begins Feb. 1 at 6:45 p.m. at Veterans Park Faculty.

In Stretch and Flexibility with Ginger Cox you’ll be taught quite a lot of stretches used to alleviate muscle stress and imbalances and enhance flexibility. Class begins on Feb. 7 at 8:45 a.m. on the Annex.

Yoga and Tai Chi are additionally out there. Superior registration required.  These courses meet 6 to eight classes.  Tuition is $75 to $100. There’s a low cost for Ridgefield seniors age 62 and up.  

Descriptions and particulars will be discovered at www.ridgefieldschools.org or by phoning Peggy Bruno at 203-431-2812.

Language courses provided by means of Ridgefield Persevering with Training

Take a French, German, Italian or Spanish language class taught by a local speaker or teacher who has lived within the nation by means of Ridgefield Persevering with Training to maintain your thoughts sharp or put together for journey overseas. All Italian and Newbie Spanish courses are in particular person. French, German and Intermediate Spanish are on Zoom. These courses present dwell, interactive, group studying.  

Spanish for Newbies begins Feb. 1 (8 classes; meets Feb. 1 by means of March 29; no class on Feb. 22). Newbie Half 1 meets from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. Newbie Half 2 meets from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Spanish Intermediate Half 2 begins Feb. 6 (meets Feb. 6, 13 and 27 and March 6, 13 and 20 from 7 to 9 p.m.). Spanish Superior Dialog begins Feb. 9 and meets Feb. 9 and Feb. 16 and March 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 7 to 9 p.m.

A brand new session of Italian Newbie Half 1 begins Feb. 6 (meets Feb. 6, 13 and 27 and March 6, 13, 20 and 27; 6:30 to eight:15 p.m.). Newbie Half 2 begins March 1 from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. Italian Intermediate/Superior begins March 1 and meets from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
German begins Feb. 1 (8 classes; meets Feb. 1 by means of March 29, no class Feb. 22). Newbie Half 1 meets from 5 to six:30 p.m. Newbie Half 2 meets from 6:40 to eight:10 p.m. 

French Newbie Half 1 begins Feb. 6 (6 classes; 6 to 7:30 p.m.; $128). French Intermediate can also be out there.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Grammar and Construction is for individuals who have some working data and skill to speak in English and begins Feb. 6 (7 classes; 6:30 to eight:15 p.m.)
All courses meet for 12 hours and value $171 plus textual content, besides Italian 1 and French 1 as famous above. There’s a low cost out there for Ridgefield seniors age 62 and over. Advance registration is required. Course, trainer descriptions, textual content info and extra particulars are at www.ridgefieldschools.org or name Peggy Bruno at 203-431-2812.

‘Pictures: Make Cash as a Inventory Photographer’ course provided by means of Ridgefield Persevering with Training

Take “Pictures: Make Cash as a Inventory Photographer,” a brand new course by means of Ridgefield Persevering with Training.  If you’re an newbie or skilled digital photographer who loves taking photos, you would possibly wish to take into account inventory pictures as a attainable supply of further earnings.

Teacher Peter Glass discusses figuring out what sorts of pictures will promote, the gear wanted to shoot them, including metadata to your photos, the important thing wording course of, utilizing a digital asset administration program and all the things else wanted to arrange and run your individual inventory pictures enterprise. A handout is included.  

Peter Glass is knowledgeable photographer within the Hartford space who has been taking pictures industrial and editorial assignments for over 25 years. As well as, he’s a nonstop creator of inventory pictures pictures.  

This class meets on Feb. 6 and Feb. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. on Zoom. Price is $77; there can be a reduction for Ridgefield seniors age 62 and up.  

Go to www.ridgefieldschools.org or telephone Peggy Bruno at 203-431-2812 for extra info or to register.

Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce pronounces launch of Ridgefield Restaurant Affiliation

The Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce the launch of the Ridgefield Restaurant Affiliation below the route of Wealthy Vazzana.

Wealthy Vazzana has led the Ridgefield Rotary Membership’s Style of Ridgefield for a few years and he inaugurated and led for the final two years the favored and profitable RRRestaffle (Ridgefield Restaurant Raffle) promotion of the Rotary Membership that promotes native eating places.

Eating places face most of the similar working challenges resembling staffing, employees transportation and parking, worker advantages, lease points and governmental legal guidelines and laws. Ridgefield eating places are one of many largest industries in City and in addition probably the most important group employers and so they deserve a stronger voice.

Restaurant weeks, specials and themed occasions are essential in driving added restaurant revenues however such restaurant weeks and different promotions must be nicely deliberate, managed and promoted. The Ridgefield Restaurant Affiliation will present that management.

Ridgefield eating places could be part of the Restaurant Affiliation at www.ridgefieldchamber.org.

The Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce is an advocate and useful resource for enterprise and nonprofits by advancing and selling the financial vitality and high quality of life in Ridgefield. To be taught extra, go to the Chamber’s web site at www.ridgefieldchamber.org.

Ridgefield Clergy Affiliation speaks out in opposition to Antisemitism

Being conscious that some inside Ridgefield are involved that this nation might be began down the pathway of prewar Germany within the Thirties because it more and more moved to assault, incarcerate and ultimately homicide thousands and thousands of Jews.

We, the spiritual neighborhood leaders inside Ridgefield, give our unstinting and vocal help not solely to the Jewish neighborhood however to these of each ethnic and racial background who dwell, work and worship as a valued a part of our historic city.

We see the medley and combination of those that are Indigenous, European, Center Jap, African, Latino and Asian as valued elements of our neighborhood and reject any antisemitism and racism as injurious to our unity and to the material of the city of Ridgefield.

We share this assertion with every of our religion communities.

Founders Corridor members go to Salem Witch Trials exhibit

On Jan. 17, 36 members from Founders Corridor visited the Salem Witch Trials exhibit on the New York Historic Society. After touring by bus, members loved a guided tour of the exhibit and time to discover the museum.

Even after 300 years, Salem’s witch trials stay a defining instance of intolerance and injustice in American historical past. The extraordinary occasions of 1692-3 led to the deaths of 25 harmless individuals, the overwhelming majority of whom have been ladies. The exhibition seeks to ask: In moments of injustice, what position can we play?

Founders Corridor gives a various program of social, instructional and bodily health applications for at the moment’s lively seniors in a heat, enjoyable and stimulating ambiance. Study extra at www.founders-hall.org/

Cell Meals Pantry scheduled for each different Friday

The Cell Meals Pantry is now scheduled for each different Friday. Please go to the Connecticut Foodshare web site, www.ctfoodshare.org, for schedule. The net schedule can be up to date by 8 a.m. the day of distribution if we cancel. 

Cell Pantry Schedule
Time: 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
The place: St Andrew’s Church, 6 Ivy Hill Highway, Ridgefield 
Feb. 3 and 17
March 3, 17 and 31
April 4 and 28
Could 12 and 26
June 9 and 23
July 7 and 21
Aug. 4 and 18
Sept. 1, 15 and 29
Oct. 13 and 27
Nov. 10 and 24
Dec. 8 and 22 

Para obtener información adicional, vaya a www.ctfoodshare.org

If faculties are closed on account of climate, we’re too. Please tune in to native climate stations in case of attainable delays or closures.
For added info go to www.ctfoodshare.org.

Ridgefield Fireplace Division honors distinctive members

The Ridgefield Fireplace Division held their Bi-Annual Awards and Swearing In ceremony at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Jan. 18.

The ceremony, which has not been held for nearly three years on account of Covid, honored a number of members of each the Ridgefield Skilled Fireplace Division together with volunteer members of the Ridgefield Volunteer Fireplace Division. The honorees have been acknowledged for his or her distinctive actions leading to lives saved together with Firefighter/EMTs, Firefighter/Paramedics, Dispatchers, Volunteer Members in addition to two residents whose actions went above and past.

Newly employed members of the Ridgefield Skilled Fireplace Division have been sworn in by City Clerk Wendy Lionetti and badges have been “pinned” by a particular member of their household.

Firefighter of the Yr Awards got for each 2021 and 2022 to Fireplace Paramedic/EMS Coordinator Michael Trenck, Firefighter/EMT Ken Brown, Volunteer Firefighter Michael McManus and Fireplace Police Capt. Walter Weiland.

The Awards ceremony was held in collaboration with The Ridgefield Playhouse within the theater in addition to the newly renovated occasion house. Many members of the neighborhood attended together with members of the Board of Selectmen, retired fireplace officers from the Ridgefield Fireplace Division in addition to members of the family of these being honored and inducted.

Different awards offered included the Distinctive Obligation Award, the Star of Life Award, the Credible Dispatch Award, the Award of Advantage, the Training Award, the Civilian Award of Advantage in addition to a number of Unit Citations.

For extra info on the Ridgefield Skilled Fireplace Division, please go to www.local1739.org. For the Ridgefield Volunteer Fireplace Division, please go to www.ridgefieldvfd.com. To be taught extra about The Ridgefield Playhouse and your subsequent occasion, please go to www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org.



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