World Conflict II and its Aftermath in Europe is a Ridgefield Persevering with Schooling historical past seminar led by veteran historical past trainer, Nancy Maxwell, talks concerning the phrases of the Treaty of Versailles that ended World Conflict I, to the political appeasement of the 1930s, monetary crises, social upheavals, and rise of fascism and communism. This course will: study the causes of World Conflict II; present an summary of the warfare itself; and evaluate the selections of the peacemakers after Germany surrendered in 1945. Individuals will take a look at the phases, operations, and theaters of the warfare towards the Axis powers, together with the “phony warfare,” the occupation of France, the German advance to the east, the Allied assault on “Fortress Europe,” the warfare within the Pacific, and the dropping of the primary atomic bomb. Go to for a extra detailed description. Class begins Tuesday, April 6 and continues on April 13, 20 and 27 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Zoom. Price is $74. Ridgefield seniors age 62 and over pay $59. Advance registration required. Go to or telephone Peggy Bruno at 203-431-2812.

Scholarships purposes open to honor two distinctive college students

Graduating seniors from Ridgefield Excessive Faculty are invited to use for scholarships that honor two Ridgefielders who died younger.

College students are required to finish an utility to be thought-about for the Christopher M. Manno Memorial Scholarship for Athletic and Tutorial Excellence, and a distinct particular utility to be thought-about for the Michael Meltzer Memorial Scholarship. College students ought to go to the counseling workplace in the highschool to obtain additional route. Every applicant is anticipated to submit a transcript, and a mid 12 months grades report. Accomplished purposes are due by April 15.

The Manno award is for $5,000, and is looking for candidates of the very best integrity who exemplify excellence in teachers and athletics. The Meltzer award is looking for candidates who’re within the arts or music with an award of $2,000.

These scholarships honor two younger Ridgefielders who died very younger. Meltzer died after highschool commencement in an car accident in 1990. Coming from a household strongly rooted in music, Meltzer had a eager sense of appreciation of music, and the humanities. Manno died abruptly close to the beginning of Manno’s eighth grade 12 months of an aggressive type of most cancers.

UCONN Geoscience providing course at Ridgefield Excessive Faculty

UCONN Geoscience is a brand-new lab course at Ridgefield Excessive Faculty.

This full-year science course explores the interdisciplinary nature of geology, meteorology, oceanography and astronomy. With hands-on investigations, environmental case research and native area journeys, college students will acquire an appreciation and understanding of how particular environmental circumstances like soil sorts and drainage patterns have led to historic settlement and improvement behaviors by human communities all around the globe.

College students who full the course will now have the choice of incomes STEM, (Science, Know-how, Engineering and Arithmetic), science credit from the College of Connecticut via their Early Faculty Expertise Program.

college students ought to talk about this course with their steering counselor whereas planning their research, subsequent 12 months, 2021-2022.

Fund raises over $35,000

The Mates of Ridgefield Restaurant and Neighborhood Help Fund have raised over $35,000 because it began its fundraising effort to assist eating places within the city Feb. 1, via GoFundMe donations on the nonprofit group’s web site:

Bob Hebert is the organizer of the trouble. Hebert can also be a selectman on the Ridgefield Board of Selectmen, and a member of the city’s Hearth Fee. The fund additionally did a seven-day $100,000 objective problem Feb. 23, to March 1. Test again to this neighborhood information part for outcomes about how a lot cash was raised from the problem.

Thrift Store awarding 5 scholarships to highschool seniors

The Ridgefield Thrift Store plans to acknowledge senior college students at Ridgefield Excessive Faculty who’ve demonstrated a dedication to volunteerism with 5 $3,000 scholarships. The scholarships assist to offset among the rising prices of the school that the scholars may endure of their subsequent stage of training.

The scholars who’re being awarded with the scholarships are additionally residents of the city who’re planning to pursue post-secondary training at a commerce faculty, or a two 12 months, or 4 12 months school within the fall of 2021.

Candidates should be enrolled at the highschool, or every other accredited highschool.

Go to below Grants & Scholarships for the applying. Purposes should be submitted by April 10, to Winners might be introduced in June.

New cooking class obtainable

“A Candy Style of Italy: Torta di Ricotta” is a brand new cooking class is obtainable through Zoom within the Ridgefield Persevering with Schooling program.

Individuals might really feel like they’re watching a stay cooking present on televison, whereas on the identical time be capable of ask questions as they study to organize a easy, but basic Ricotta Cheesecake that’s creamy and lightweight with contemporary berries, in addition to find out how this dessert will be a part of a effectively balanced, nutritious diet.

An ingredient, and gear record in addition to any pre-class prep directions might be despatched to contributors prematurely. Individuals will want a 9-inch spring type pan, meals processor, or hand mixer. Teacher Laura Torok-Lobelson holds a graduate diploma in human diet. The category meets March 25 from 6:15 to eight:15 p.m. through Zoom. Enroll quick. A provide/ingredient record might be offered to the contributors who register, upon their receipt of registration. The tutoring for the category is $31. A Ridgefield senior low cost is obtainable. Advance registrationrequired. Go to or telephone Peggy Bruno at 203-431-2812 for extra info.

Newbie Tai Chi Workout routines lessons scheduled

Tai Chi workouts (Newbie) can be found beginning March 19, (seven classes; 10 to 11 a.m.; $86); March 23, (seven classes), 10 to 11 a.m.; $86) and March 24 (eight classes; 7 to eight p.m.; $98) via the Ridgefield Persevering with Schooling program. This class is a meditation in movement, and a delicate, full physique exercise mixed, all achieved standing with no mat This primary class consists of 35 fundamental Tai Chi workouts which might be designed to advertise higher well being, stress aid, steadiness and coordination, focus, and inside organ therapeutic massage. It is usually primarily based on the guide titled: “Step by Step Tai Chi: the Pure Solution to Energy and Therapeutic,” by Lam Kam Chuen. Individuals on this class will want a set of 1 to three pound weights, and a water bottle. Teacher Rod Barfield, whose a former New York Cit trainer, has been doing Tai Chi workouts since 1994, and has studied the Tai Chi type below Teacher Gwen Roman for seven years. Low cost for Ridgefield Seniors, age 62 and over. Superior registration is required. Cardio, and Yoga are additionally obtainable. Go to or telephone Peggy Bruno at 203-431-2812 for info.

Google Docs Zoom workshop set

Google Docs are demystified in a two hour Ridgefield Persevering with Schooling Zoom workshop taught by long run teacher, Lance Whitney.

Google docs gives a free, cloud-based platform for creating and sharing phrase processing paperwork, spreadsheets, and displays suitable with Microsoft Workplace. This class covers the fundamentals of modifying information and sharing them with different individuals. Have your Google account and password obtainable. Lance Whitney is a know-how journalist and the writer of the guide “Educate Your self Visually LinkedIn” and a guide on Home windows 8. He at present writes for TechRepublic, ZDNet, PCMag, and different know-how websites. Beforehand, he was a system administrator with Ciba Specialty Chemical substances. He additionally teaches Social Media, LinkedIn, iPad, iPhone, Cyber Safety, Home windows 10 and Phrase. This class meets March 12 from 10 a.m. to midday on Zoom. Price is $39. Advance registration required. Go to or telephone Peggy Bruno at 203-431-2812.

Ins and outs of the iPhone provided in course

Simply purchased an iPhone, however need to get extra out of it? The right way to Get the Most out of your iPhone is the subject of a Ridgefield Persevering with Schooling course with tech writer and teacher Lance Whitney who will present you the ins and outs of Apple’s well-liked smartphone.

Have your iPhone (any mannequin together with the iPhone X and better) helpful throughout the stay Zoom class and see the right way to use e-mail, calendar, maps, and different fundamental packages. Learn to take pictures and movies, hearken to music and podcasts, and arrange your apps. We’ll additionally take a look at Apple’s App Retailer the place you may obtain all kinds of apps, each free and paid. Teacher Lance Whitney is a know-how journalist and the writer of the guide titled: “Educate Your self Visually LinkedIn.” Whitney has additionally written a guide on the Home windows Eight pc software program program.

This workshop meets March 12, from 1 to three p.m. Tuition is $39. Ridgefield Senior (62-years-old, and over) pay $31. Advance registration required. Different lessons beginning quickly embrace Google Docs, eBay, Excel and PowerPoint. Data at or telephone Peggy Bruno at 203-431-2812.

Alzheimer’s dementia help group assembly weekly

The Alzheimer’s dementia Help Group of Ridgefield meets through Zoom on the second Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. For the hyperlink name: Holly Batti at: 860-918-4674, Maria Victor-Smith at: 203-894-8241 or Tina Moskwa at: 203- 438- 6240. Go away a voice message and somebody will name you again. Individuals who want help at every other time can name the Alzheimer’s Affiliation’s 24 hour toll free quantity at 800-272-3900.

The place did all these invasive crops come from?

Jacqueline Algon, goes to current a stay webinar titled: “Welcoming Spring Flowers — Yikes —The place Did All These Invasive Vegetation Come From?” March 11, at Four p.m. through Zoom.

This system is a part of the Ridgefield Pollinator Pathway Collection, introduced by the city’s library, The Norwalk River Watershed Affiliation and the pollinator pathway within the city.

Register to obtain the Zoom webinar hyperlink at, or by calling 203-438-2282. Algon is licensed superior grasp gardener, and an advocate for conservation.

Library providing listening webinar

“The right way to Hear So Others Will Discuss and Discuss So Others Will Hear” is the subject of a 45-minute Zoom webinar on Tuesday, March 9 at 7 p.m.

Susan Bauerfeld, Ph.d, and Chris Parrott, CPsychol, (Chartered Membership), of the literature titled: “Be Curious Not Livid Parenting,” will give attention to the right way to use energetic listening expertise, and empathic responding. Primarily based on the guide “The right way to Discuss So Children Will Hear and Hear So Children Will Discuss,” Adele Faber, and Elaine Mazlish, the authors of the guide will current sensible suggestions, and methods that may assist the contributors of the webinar develop the abilities they have to be impartial, compassionate and accountable relations.

This program is a collaboration of Ridgefield Mother or father Trainer Associations, Ridgefield Public Faculties, Ridgefield Library, Challenge Resilience of Ridgefield, a not for revenue initiative Compassionate Ridgefield and the bookstore Books on the Frequent. Register to obtain the Zoom hyperlink at or by calling 203-438-2282.

Library packages for March

Homicide by the Ebook Thriller Ebook Dialogue Group, on-line, Thursday, March 4, 10:30 a.m., register, Ridgefield Library, 203-438-2282,

Did She Simply Say That? Girls’s Voices, Impropriety, and the Energy of Talking Up with Gina Barreca, on-line webinar, Thursday, March 4, 7 p.m., register, Ridgefield Library, 203-438-2282,

Mindfulness and Meditation, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 12 p.m., Ridgefield Library, 203-438-2282,

Poetry in Search of the Sacred, on-line, March 6, 10 a.m., register, Ridgefield Library, 203-438-2282,

Books and Breakfast Ebook Dialogue Group, on-line, March 8, 10:30 a.m., register, Ridgefield Library, 203-438- 2282,

The right way to Hear So Others Will Converse and Converse So Others Will Hear, webinar with Chris Parrot and Susan Bauerford, March 9, 7 p.m., register, Ridgefield Library, 203-438- 2282,

World Lit Now! Ebook Dialogue Group, on-line, March 10, 10:30 a.m., register, Ridgefield Library, 203-438-2282,

Ridgefield Pollinator Pathway Collection: Welcoming Spring Flowers — Yikes! — The place Did All These Invasive Vegetation Come From? on-line webinar, with Jackie Algon, March 11, Four p.m., register, Ridgefield Library, 203-438-2282,

Poetry on the Path with Barb Jennes, March 11, and 25, 10:30 a.m., register, Ridgefield Library, 203-438-2282,

Founders Corridor Ebook Dialogue Group, on-line, March 11, Three p.m., Ridgefield Library, 203-438-2282,

Infinite Worlds Ebook Dialogue Group, on-line, March 11, 7 p.m., register, Ridgefield Library, 203-438-2282,

ARTalk, Work of the Dutch Golden Age: A Digital Tour with Dr. Michael Norris, on-line webinar, March 14, 2 p.m., register, Ridgefield Library, 203-438-2282,

Job Search Sources, on-line, March 16, 12 p.m., register, Ridgefield Library, 203-438-2282,

Hiring Applied sciences Following COVID-19, on-line webinar with Dr. Marcia Lareau, March 16, 6 p.m., register, Ridgefield Library, 203-438-2282,

Critics’ Circle Ebook Dialogue Group, on-line, March 16, 7 p.m., register, Ridgefield Library, 203-438-2282,

Lunchtime Language: French Dialog for Novices, with Anette Roth, on-line, March 17, 11 a.m., register, Ridgefield Library, 203-438- 2282,

Meet Your Legislators through Zoom, March 20, 10 a.m., register, Ridgefield Library, 203-438- 2282,

An Afternoon with Scott Weidensaul: A World on the Wing, March 23, 1 p.m., register, Ridgefield Library, 203-438-2282,

A.M. Ebook Group, March 24, 10 a.m., Ridgefield Library, 203-438-2282,

Lunchtime Language: French Dialog for Intermediate/Superior, on-line with Anette Roth, March 24, 11 a.m., register, Ridgefield Library, 203-438- 2282,

Madame Marie Curie with Toni McKeen, March 24, Four p.m., register, Ridgefield Library, 203-438-2282,

Compassionate Ridgefield publicizes new partnership

Compassionate Ridgefield publicizes the launch of a brand new Neighborhood Ambassador, an initiative, and partnership with native companies/organizations with the objective of accelerating visibility pertaining to the city of Ridgefield’s dedication to changing into a “city of compassion.”

Primarily based in town’s Constitution for Compassion pledge, native companies and civic teams who turn into Neighborhood Ambassadors will commit to creating enterprise, and organizational selections with compassion in thoughts. Every enterprise, and group that joins as an envoy will obtain a window cling that signifies their dedication, and participation.

Any enterprise, and, group that want to take part is welcome. E mail The city plans to affix the Worldwide Constitution for Compassion throughout a neighborhood vast signing of the constitution throughout the weekend of Could 1 (see

Whip Salon receives honoree award

Whip Salon has acquired the Salon At the moment 200, 2021 Honoree Award for the second 12 months in a row, and was not too long ago acknowledged on the journal’s record for the second 12 months in a row.

The enterprise is positioned at 23 Governor St. in Ridgefield and was chosen with respect to its success within the 12 months 2019, and survival methods in 2020.

Amy Pal is the proprietor of the enterprise, which additionally has areas in Westport and Newtown.

Iris Fund wins Girls and Ladies Energy Hour

The Iris Fund gained a Girls and Ladies Energy Hour for incomes over $14,000 of donations from 141 donors throughout the Fairfield County Neighborhood Basis’s annual Giving Day, Feb. 25.

Some 394 organizations took half, and the fund completed within the prime 7 p.c of organizations when it comes to the variety of donors, and 13 p.c when it comes to the donations. The help from native distributors supporting with raffle donations reminiscent of from SouthWest Cafe, The Tutoring Membership of Ridgefield and Rags to Rainbows, helped the group stand out, based on a press launch.


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