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PTP of Ridgefield Announces “Freedom to Lose”

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Written by Chris Carlson PTP of Ridgefield is offering the “Freedom to Lose” Are you tired of feeling overweight and overwhelmed? Do you feel like you can’t seem to get a hold of your own health? Are you ready to take back your life? Take a deep breath and keep reading because this is a […] [Read More]

The community rallies behind Team26 as they begin their journey to Washington D.C.

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More than 100 people gathered outside of Veterans Park School today to show their support for Team26. Lead by Monte Frank, 26 area cyclists will ride 400 miles to Washington D.C. in support of common sense gun legislation. Biking with Team 26 as they journeyed from Sandy Hook to Ridgefield for today’s rally, were Congressman Jim Himes and a Newtown Police Officer who was one of the first responders on December 14, 2012. [Read More]

The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra Presents: “Dancing with the RSO” on March 2

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Written by Anmarie Galowski Mark your calendars and order your tickets, the most anticipated dance contest of the year returns on Saturday, March 2 from 7 – 11pm at Salem Golf Club in North Salem. The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra proudly presents the 2013 Spring Gala, Dancing with The RSO. Hips will swing and toes will tap when […] [Read More]

Great Advice on Reporting from One of the Best – Morton Dean

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by Lauren Kalil Editors Note: Lauren Kalil, HamletHub intern, is a junior at Sacred Heart University studying Media & Communications. Here, she sits down with Emmy Award Winning Journalist, Morton Dean to ask him a few questions about his successful career as news reporter. Question: How did you get involved in reporting? I started when I […] [Read More]

Ridgefield Residents Head to Hartford to “March for Change”

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On Thursday, February 14, exactly two months since the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, hundreds of Ridgefield residents will swap their Valentine’s Day reds for green and white and head to Hartford in support of safer gun legislation in CT. [Read More]

“Don’t Stop the Party” HamletHub Flash Mob at First Night

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On New Year’s Eve,  in the middle of downtown Danbury, in the midst of hundreds of  First Night attendees, about 40 enthusiastic people broke out into a Flash Mob. The group, led by Ridgefield Fitness Zumba instructors, Jenny Conch and Naomi Riek, danced to Pit Bull’s “Don’t Stop the Party”. “About a month ago, I put […] [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]

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]