Ridgefield Playhouse Celebrates 50th Anniversary of ‘Cabaret’ Screening, More News

The Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center thanks the Wadsworth R. Lewis Fund for providing the museum with a grant that supported the development and implementation of collaborative, community-based programming on the theme of the Battle of Ridgefield. The Lewis Fund grant enabled KTM & HC to provide free engaging tours and activities to all visitors during the citywide commemoration of the 245th anniversary of the Battle of Ridgefield last month.

Learn more and purchase tickets in advance by visiting keelertavernmuseum.org/visit.


RHS business student wins national investment essay competition

Corrie Vakil, a business student at Ridgefield High School and President of the Investment Club, ranked first in the nation in the InvestWrite Essay Contest. Vakil’s essay was chosen as the best out of more than 2000 applicants nationwide. Corrie also took home $850 in prizes as well as a banner, trophy and plaque for her first place finish.

In her essay, Corrie chooses a mix of stocks including Costco, Citigroup and Verizon as well as funds such as the Vanguard Small Cap ETF. Corrie writes, “When she’s hyper-focused on winning, it’s easy to forget the morals of the business. I’ve learned that it’s important to pick stocks that remain consistent with my values” Corrie concludes, “Lessons I’ve learned through the stock market game include the benefits of diversification, alignment of investment choices on my morals and understanding the difference between long and short term investing. I am now well equipped with valuable information to manage risk and create a secure financial future. »

Ridgefield Library launches community survey

The Ridgefield Library is dedicated to serving the needs of the community, according to a statement. They want to understand how they can better serve customers now and in the future.

Their online community survey is now live and will be open until July 1st.

To be part of an in-person library discussion group in early September, go to ridgefieldlibrary.org for more information.

Ridgefield Playhouse Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Cabaret Screening

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the big-screen classic Cabaret, The Ridgefield Playhouse will offer two screenings of this 1972 American musical drama on Sunday, July 17 at 3 and 7 p.m. This film screening, part of the Cohen and Wolf PC Movie Series, includes exclusive before and after commentary from Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz.

For more information or to purchase contactless print-at-home tickets ($12.50), go online at www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org or, you can visit or call the box office at 203-438-5795.

Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center awards scholarship

The Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center is proud to announce that Sara Hansen is the recipient of the 2022 Third Bettie Jane Memorial Scholarship.

Hansen, a graduate of Ridgefield High School, has been a volunteer with KTM & HC for years. She began her volunteering by participating in the museum’s Junior Interpreters program, which enables young people to help share the stories of the site with the public.

WestConn soloists will perform in concert

A voice concert featuring the three First Congregational Church Western Connecticut State University interns will be held June 24 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Congregational Church at 103 Main Street, Ridgefield.

WCSU soloists Daisy Lowe, Alondra Cardona Santos and James Bavolacco will perform a sample of choral music including Sia’s “Elastic Heart”, Charles Gounod’s “I Want to Live” from Romeo and Juliet and “A Heart Full of Love” from the Broadway musical Les Miserables. The soloists will be accompanied on the piano by FCC’s musical director, Kathleen Theisen.

A reception will follow at Lund Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. A voluntary offering will be taken.

Ridgefield boys help All Star Rugby win regionals

Four Ridgefield rugby players have been selected to the All Star team to play for Connecticut: Max Butler, John McGoey, James Nightingale and Nacho

Brina.

Sunday in Hackensack, CT beat PA in Game 1 by a score of 38-0. In the final against NJ, which had already beaten NY, CT kept another clean sheet by winning 28-0.

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