Happy Thanksgiving from the Ridgefield Turkey Trot!

Thanksgiving is always a great way to kick off the Holidays. I am thankful this year for all the wonderful individuals I have met and continue to serve in the great community of Ridgefield and surrounding Fairfield County. I couldn’t do what I do without you, and I am truly grateful.

I was pleased to once again sponsor this year’s Turkey Trot 5K in support of the wonderful Ridgefield Boys and Girls Club. The event was well attended, raising money for the Club and bringing the Ridgefield community together. The kids race was especially wonderful to witness – so many budding young athletes! And congratulations to the Karla Murtaugh team’s own Jana Williams, our intrepid runner, who braved the 28 degree temperatures and shaved 7 minutes off her previous best time!

Wishing everyone all the best for a healthy and propserous 2014.

Now Open – Ridgefield’s 16th Biennial Festival of Trees

Don’t miss out! The Ridgefield Recreations Center’s Lounsbury House is opening its doors and becoming a veritable Winter Wonderland during the 16th Biennial Festival of Trees held Thursday November 21st though Sunday, November 24th.

The house will feature decorations and a forest of beautiful, creatively decorated Christmas trees, among other holiday surprises. Almost all of the decorations will be available for purchase and a Christmas boutique will feature an array of unique gifts for the holiday season.

Special events during the weekend include a Festival Preview Party on Thursday, Nov. 21, and a Teddy Bear Tea with Mrs. Claus. The preview party will feature refreshments and hors d’ouevres. The Teddy Bear Tea will be at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24.

The Lounsbury House at the Ridgefield Community Center, 316 Main St., Ridgefield. Thursday, Nov. 21, 7-10 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $10, seniors $5, ages 6-12 $3. Teddy Bear Tea $15, Preview Party $50. 203-438-6962

Information courtesy of ctpost.com

Ridgefield Ranked #1 Town in Connecticut

According to Connecticut Magazine, Ridgefield was again ranked number one for towns with a median home value of over $300,000, edging out Darien, New Canaan, Wilton and even Greenwich to claim the top spot. Minuscule crime rates, world-class public schools and a thriving local economy all contributed to the high ranking.

With a median 2013 sale price of $605,000, and a 2012 high school graduation rate of 98.2%, Ridgefield is a great family town!

For more information, see the full article here.

School Report

Award Winning Schools Year After Year

Fairfield County is known for its wonderful schools. No matter what town you decide to reside in, or whether you choose public, private or religious instruction for your children, you can rest assured that they will receive a top-notch, competitive, and rigorous education program. Community involvement, academic excellence, philanthropy, and a commitment to the arts are all hallmarks of a well-rounded curriculum. Most graduates from Ridgefield, Redding, Weston, Westport, and Wilton matriculate to four year colleges. For more information about school rankings and course information, use the tool below.