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March-April 2010

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In This Issue

Collectors Welcome

When these homeowners returned from abroad, they wanted an antique house large enough to hold the trappings of their travels. They found that and much, much more. A house that's been around more than 250 years is bound to have a few secrets.

Family Values

A quick drive down Old Ridgefield Road will bring you to delicious homemade pasta and biscotti. Buon appetito!

Helping Haiti

Ridgefielders Betsy Brand and Lori Bova mobilized relief efforts within the community in response to the earthquake in Haiti. Creating Ridgefield Responds: Hope for Jacmel, Haiti and working with Haitian native Bonit Affriany and her Christ Love Center, Ridgefield helps feed 225 children daily.

Sleepin' Simone

Twinkle Toes

Peggy Marconi and other several well-known local personalities performed in a Dancing With the Stars fundraiser for the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra. They paired with professionals from dance studios in town to raise money for the orchestra.

Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association

Upright Kid

Ridgefield High School football player Tommy Jordan is eagerly being recruited by D1 colleges, being offered full scholarships. His coach, Kevin Callahan, says Jordan is no doubt the best leader on the team. Talent and size are a big part of what college coaches look for, but character is also part of the recruitment process.

Lucky Dog

Penguin Plunge

A group of Ridgefielders took part in the March 6 Penguin Plunge in Westport to raise money for the Special Olympics

Pastoral Beef

Hans Williams and Steve Metzker had recently started a company called Apple Ridge Farms, with the idea of raising free-range, grass-fed cattle without hormones or steroids. They chose Herefords, which produce fine cuts of beef. The duo have kept themselves busy revitalizing the pastures.

Woof, Woof, Woof, Woof, Woof

“When animals come to ROAR, they are in a safe place. We make sure their bellies are full and they have a clean bed to sleep in,” proclaims ROAR president Mary-Jo Duffy.

Outstanding Goals

The Other Side of Mothers

A glimpse into the lives of three Ridgefield mothers who find meaning beyond the daily grind

Chamber Inaugural Lunch

The Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce held its annual kickoff meeting and lunch in late January at Le Château.

Deborah's Decade

Ridgefielder Deborah Katchko-Gray was named one of 18 “Movers & Shakers” in Connecticut. She became a cantor 30 years ago, the second woman to do so in the Conservative Jewish movement and the first woman in Connecticut. She has been cantor at Temple Shearith Israel for ten years, but is also involved in the greater community.
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