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Inspiration and Updates from Around Ridgefield

During this time of social distancing, it is easy to feel isolated and lonely. But we want you to know we are all in this together! Here is how you can help those in need and what folks around town have been up to. Let us know what you are doing to keep busy or how you have been helping the community, or how the community can help support your business or organization by tagging us on Instagram @inridgefield!

Services Being Offered:

  • CompassionateRidgefield is helping seniors by getting groceries or lending a friendly ear, call (203) 431-7000 for assistance or if you are a neighbor willing to help a senior, please email compassionproject06877@gmail.com with “Caring Neighbor” in the subject line.
  • Meals on Wheels Ridgefield is helping community members, if you would like to help please emailmowridgefield@gmail.com.
  • Sprinkle Kindness Notes, organized by Amy Schmit of @fearlessly.facing.fifty and Tara of @taxler14 are collecting notes for those that are feeling isolated and alone in nursing homes and other facilities. Message either Amy or Tara for info about where to drop off your notes!
  • Recess Playworks is offering free online instructional art classes and activity kits for kids, available for curbside pick up!
  • The Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center invites you to the Gilberts-in-the-Gardens Walking Tour to get outside and take the four-acre, self-guided tour – free admission!
  • Ridgefield Library has online resources available, including access to downloadable e-books & audiobooks – go to ridgefieldlibrary.org to check them out!
  • ACT of Connecticut and The Ridgefield Playhouse will livestream a star-studded performance, this Friday at 8pm on Facebook Live! The performance will be “Beautiful City” hosted by ACT’s Artistic Director Daniel C. Levine, Ridgefield Playhouse Executive Director Allison Stockel, and ACT’s Executive Director Katie Diamond. Plus a special appearance by Ridgefield’s First Selectman Rudy Marconi. Tune in this Friday!
  • Dance Factory Ridgefield is hosting a virtual dance challenge, the winner will be revealed Tuesday, March 17th and will receive a free DFR Spring Recital tee shirt! Take a look at more information about how to participate on their Instagram!
  • JoyRide Studio is offering free online classes through Instagram Live every day at 10AM! No equipment necessary. Take a look at the schedule here!
  • Ridgefield Running Company is offering free delivery for their in-store items, as well as the Kids Quest Challenge to make sure you and your kids can get moving outside! Take a look at their Instagram page for more information.
  • Most restaurants are offering either curbside pick up or delivery, please contact directly for their menu options!

** Please let us know what services are missing so we can add them here – reach out to us at editor@inridgefield.com **

Support Our Local Businesses!

With restaurants and many shops being closed, help support our local businesses by purchasing take-out or delivery, or buying a gift card for yourself or your friends and family to use at a later time. Now is a crucial time for us to support one another the best we can!

Inspiration from Around Town

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Curb Side Pick Up and Hour Changes! •As of Monday 3/16 we will be offering Curb Side Pick Up and have shortened days. •Our new hours will be Monday-Sunday 7 am- 3:30 pm. •We will also be offering Curb Side Pick Up from 8 am- 3 pm every day! •Call to place your orders and pay over the phone for quick and easy pick ups! (203) 438-4822 •Cards only please as we are trying to keep our loyal customers/staff stay as health and safe as possible. •If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment or direct message us at any time! •Thank you for being so patient and kind in these uneasy times ❤ . . . . #ridgefield #ridgefieldct #ct #eatlocal #staysafe #stayhealth #curbsidepickup #newhours

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⠀ Be always blooming.⠀ ⠀ Sprinkle Kindness!⠀ ⠀ We started the sprinkle kindness notes campaign Friday….and we are ready to begin filling the bin!⠀ ⠀ If you have notes to drop off in the bin to help sprinkle kindness to those that are feeling isolated and alone in nursing homes and other facilities, we have a bin at the front door – you can simply drive around the circle and drop off. ⠀ Leave the heavy lifting to us….just drop your notes (local CT people) or send them to us and we will bundle and send out.⠀ ⠀ *we are taking every precaution necessary before sending the notes to nursing homes. They may remain in quarantine at the facilities until this virus passes, and then receive the notes. The facilities will follow the proper protocols. ⠀ DM me or @taxler14 for address to send notes or to drop off! ⠀ ⠀ #sprinklekindness #compassionateridgefield #flattenthecurve

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🚨 Dᴀɴᴄᴇ Cʜᴀʟʟᴇɴɢᴇ 🚨 ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ There has never been a better excuse to dance with your loved ones – all ages and dance styles are encouraged to participate! ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ 1)Teach a family member 25-30 seconds of a routine or combo either learned in class or that you make up yourself ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ 2) Post your video on Facebook and Instagram and be sure to tag #dancefactoryridgefield, #DFRfamily and #DFRdancechallenge ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ Contest ends Monday March 16th at 7pm – The winner will be revealed Tuesday March 17th and will receive a free DFR Spring Recital tee shirt! ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ Have fun sharing your love of dance with your families! ⁎ ⁎ ⁎ ⁎ ⁎ ⁎ ⁎ ⁎ ⁎ ⁎ ⁎ ⁎ ⁎ ⁎ ⁎ #dancefactoryridgefield #ridgefield #danceridgefield #ctdance #competitionteam #dance #ridgefielddanceandfitness #helloridgefield #miniteam #petiteteam #juniorteam #seniorteam #kidsdance #ridgefieldmoms #wiltonmoms #summerdance #hiphop #ballet #jazz #tap #pointe #acro #DFRdancechallenge #dfrfamily

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Find joy in everything now — even car rides!

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social distancing 🥶

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Social distancing. 👌🍫🔥

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