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HamletHub Helpers to Help Coordinate Newtown’s Sandy Hook School Charity Efforts on Local Basis

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People in the Newtown Community should go tohttp://hamlethub.com/newtownhelpers to find a list of free resources to help the residents of Newtown heal in the aftermath of the tragedy on December 14. If you have products or services you would like to offer the Newtown community, please submit them to the HamletHub Helpers webpage at http://hamlethub.com/newtown-offer-your-services.  HamletHub […] [Read More]

LARRY BOSSIDY JOINS BOARD OF HAMLETHUB

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Lawrence A. Bossidy, retired Chairman of AlliedSignal Corporation and Honeywell Corporation and a longtime senior executive at the General Electric Company, has joined the Advisory Board of HamletHub (www.hamlethub.com ), a pioneering network of ‘hyperlocal’ websites providing locally originated news and information to communities. [Read More]

An Organization as Good as Gold Celebrates their Silver Anniversary!

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Twenty five years ago, a group of parents joined forces so they could provide a better life for their children- a life rich with opportunities that fostered emotional and intellectual growth coupled with fun, enriching experiences. The parents shared a common bond: their children were intellectually disabled. They called the organization they formed SPHERE: Special-People […] [Read More]

Party with a Purpose: The Third Annual Drink Pink,Think Pink

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Cancer is a disease we all know too well-  whether you are a victim, caregiver, survivor or friend. Let’s gather together- right here in Ridgefield- to support and empower one another. Drink Pink,Think Pink is an evening for friendship, connecting and laughing. This third annual event, hosted by Sarah Bouissou of Bernard’s, Kerry Anne Ducey […] [Read More]

One of the first responders on 9.11.01 tells his story

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Frank D’Aleo, the owner of a home building and remodeling company, left the Main Street home he was working on and walked a few blocks north to meet me at Tazza Cafe in Ridgefield. His broad smile and friendly demeanor brought a warm spirit to the already sunny Friday afternoon. One would never guess the […] [Read More]

It’s ‘All in the Family’ at Landmark Preschool in Redding

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Brothers Mark & Paul Sims of Ridgefield Happy Landmark Parents, Sean & Margaret Price-Sims Two year old Elleana Derby From the first little footstep that eagerly ran through the gates of the playground at Landmark Preschool in Redding, it was clear that this was more than a school, it was a family. Tucked away on […] [Read More]

Getting Hungry – my meeting with Southwest Cafe owner Barb Nevins

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I stopped by Southwest Café last week to chat with owner Barbara Nevins about some exciting events she has planned for Café’s 25th Anniversary. Conversation ensued about how it all began –packed with abundant culture and flavor, the legendary eatery has remained a town favorite for more than two decades.  And, Barb has beautifully woven […] [Read More]

In Search of a Summer Swim? 10 Sandy Shores Near Ridgefield

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Written by Adrienne Burke Seaside Park in Bridgeport (photo: bethannebee via flickr) Today’s cool and rainy weather might make this week’s heat wave seem a distant memory, but here’s where to head when the next one hits. These beaches at a lake, a pond, the Housatonic River, and the Long Island Sound are all within […] [Read More]

A father’s journey, with his autistic son, to a field of dreams

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Visiting Holland Garry Berger has always loved sports, and, like many parents, longed for the day he could share this joy with his child. “One of the fun things I was looking forward to was to play sports and coach the teams,” Berger says. But when his first son Max was born, Berger felt as […] [Read More]

It was a very Happy Birthday for Ridgefielder Rick Tango

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Ridgefield resident, Rick Tango, celebrated his birthday yesterday- it was one he won’t soon forget. He picked up a brand new Mercedes Benz. The best part? He didn’t pay a penny for it. Rick attended ‘Margarita Monday’ at the Southwest Cafe, an event that benefited The Ridgefield Playhouse Outreach Program, and purchased the grand prize […] [Read More]