The Tudor-style Carriage House at Jesse Lee United Methodist Church in Ridgefield is used for meetings on the first floor. It has offices on the second floor.
Sunday, July 30, 2023
Friday, July 28, 2023
Thursday, July 27, 2023
Wednesday, July 26, 2023
A local company, Thrown Stone Theater Company, has just finished the run for its newest play.
The play and the performances got great local reviews.
Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Monday, July 24, 2023
Sunday, July 23, 2023
Saturday, July 22, 2023
Friday, July 21, 2023
After we finished at New Britain Museum of Art, we were only 20 minutes away from the Carousel Museum in Bristol. So we went.
It turns out that not all carousel animals are horses.
Thursday, July 20, 2023
After seeing the Walter Wick exhibition featured in yesterday's post, we walked through the rest of NBMAA.
Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Walter Wick's children's books -- the "I Spy" and the "Can You See What I see?" series -- are colorfully illustrated with photographs of the richly detailed worlds he creates.
There are many photographs from his books and numerous displays of the intricate miniatures that he photographs.
Well spent time with eight and six year old granddaughters.
Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Monday, July 17, 2023
Sunday, July 16, 2023
Saturday, July 15, 2023
Putnam Park is in West Redding. It is the site of winter encampments in 1788-1789 by a force of Revolutionary War soldiers led by General Israel Putnam.
General Israel Putnam was from my old home town in Massachusetts. It always catches me off guard when I come across something memorializing Putnam.
The troops camped in Redding were used to protect the Long Island Sound, the Hudson Highlands and, especially, the military stores at the Army Supply Depot in Danbury. There is a field with a quarter mile of rock piles, which are the remains of the chimneys of 116 log huts that housed the soldiers.
The statue is by a noted female Connecticut sculptor, a wealthy woman who had an estate near here. Anna Hyatt Huntington donated it to the State of Connecticut in 1969, when she was 93.
Friday, July 14, 2023
Thursday, July 13, 2023
Ridgefield's Colabella Fine Art Gallery is opening a new and colorful exhibition today.
Frankie Vinci is a versatile songwriter, singer, composer, producer and pop art/mixed media artist.
Wednesday, July 12, 2023
Last evening The Faux Paws performed. They are a good kind-of-bluegrass-but-not-exactly band.
There is always some kid dancing frantically.
Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Back in Connecticut after a wonderful week on a New Hampshire lake with my family.
The Hickories is a Ridgefield organic farm that has been in the same family for generations. They graze sheep (from which they make excellent wool products), grow flowers and vegetables, and in recent years have made a big push into sustainable farming and growing hyperlocal varieties.