Vinnies Pizza Gives Cash-Back

For the last four years, Vince and Elena from Vinne’s Pizza have sponsored a cash-back night, where they not only donate a portion of the proceeds from the evening to the Friends of the Library, but match that amount.

Here’s Elena presenting the check to yours truly.

Good news! Elena told me they’d like to do it again in January. Keep posted!

When you order your pizza or other Italian food from Vinnie’s, please tell them ‘thanks’ for supporting our library.

Main Stree Program

Please join Ridgefield Main Street this Thursday, October 17, at 8:30 am for our monthly Community Meeting at the Sportsman’s Public House, 121 North Main Avenue.

Our guest speaker is Shawn Donaghy, CEO of C-TRAN. It’s been 2 years since we’ve had Mr. Donaghy as our guest speaker, so there’s lots of catch-up and new information to hear!

Complimentary coffee and tea are served, and breakfast is available. See you at The Sportsman’s, 121 N. Main Ave. at 8:30 on Thursday.

New Store in Town

Samantha Bain

We have a new specialty shop in town – Bain Boutique. Samantha Bain started her business online and decided to open a store front in Ridgefield because of the friendliness of the people here.

She carries women’s clothes in sizes extra small to 3X. Many of her products are one-of-kind from local artists. She prides herself on having quality merchandise at reasonable prices.

Bain is at 218 Pioneer Street. Stop by and say ‘hello’ and ‘welcome to Ridgefield.’

Bain carries a wide assortment of items



Indigenous People’s Day

The ‘Indigenous People’s Day – Honoring Women’s Voices” will celebrate First Nations people through poetry, prose and music at the Old Liberty Theater this afternoon from 4 to 6 pm.

This should be an informative afternoon. Bring the kids.

Thought for the Week

Today we celebrate Columbus Day, so all Federal offices are closed.

Columbus lands in the Americas

Columbus Day is a national holiday in many countries of the Americas and elsewhere which officially celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492.

Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer who set sail across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a faster route to the Far East only to land at the New World. His first voyage to the New World on the Spanish ships Santa María, Niña, and La Pinta took approximately three months.

Columbus and his crew’s arrival to the New World initiated the Columbian Exchange which introduced the transfer of plants, animals, culture, human populations, and technology (but also invasive species, including communicable diseases) between the new world and the old.

~ information from Wikipedia

Coach Potato Challenge

It’s not too late to sign up and do the Couch Potato challenge.

Run/walk/hike/jog most of the miles of a marathon (25 mi) and run the final 1.2 miles at RHS stadium with the RHS cheer team on Oct 26. Support our efforts to fund raise for our summer camp. Donations also appreciated. Go to to register or donate.

Candidates’ Forum

Scott Hughes and David Kelly – running for Port Commissioner

It was standing room only at the Fire Station last night when candidates for Port Commissioner and City Council answered questions presented by Kenneth Stewart from a list generated by members of the community. It made my day to see how many people are concerned about our town and want to choose the best person for each job.

Candidates for City Council, l t r: Rob Aichele, Sandra Day, Matt Swindell, Rob Rowan, Dana Ziemer, Darren Wertz

The pairings are Aichele and Wertz, Day and Rowan, Swindell and Ziemer.

If you were unable to attend, the candidates will be at the Dollars Corner Fire Station, 21609 NE 72nd Avenue, Battle Ground, on Wednesday, October 16 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in a program put on by Clark County League of Women Voters.

Getting in the Hallowe’en Spirit

As you drive around town you’ll see all sorts of creative decorations for Hallowe’en. Everyone’s getting in the spirit!

Hallowe’en Hall

The 4th annual Hallowe’en Hall created by the Ridgefield Art Association is happening soon! This is their largest fundraiser of the year, and it’s at Abrams Park.

The dates this year are October 18th and 19th. The Hall will be open from 6-9pm both nights. $5 admission for 3 years and older, under 3 children get in free. All other activities on the grounds are free.

This is a family fun event that will not be bloody or gory. It is meant for the younger age groups in grade school and middle school. Non-scary costumes on children and adults are welcomed and encouraged.

Saturday the 19th, there will be the added attraction of ‘That Damn VW Club’ from Vancouver that will hold a “Trunk or Treat” event starting at 5 pm. Dance Fusion NW will again perform the THRILLER flash mob at the bottom of the hour (3 times a night).The hay bale maze is free for little ones to go through as many times as they wish.

Back again will be the Pumpkin Hunt inside the Hall.  Pumpkins will be hidden within Bennett Hall and a drawing will be held for a winner each night from the correct guesses. Main Street Moolah will be given to the winners.

The Ridgefield Lion’s Club will offer food items for purchase both nights. Ridgefield Library will offer a small craft. We are also happy to have the new Trinkets Tea Room represented.

As with the three previous years, this is a community endeavor. The high school football team kicks off the set up by removing the heavy picnic tables from the building on October 12th. Creating the hall takes place over the next five days and all the work is done by volunteers. A small number of high school seniors volunteer their time along with Ridgefield Art Association members and citizens of Ridgefield that just “love Halloween”. The Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce and a few employees of City Hall are new additions to the creation team. Returning favorites inside the venue are the Ridgefield Pirates, the blacklight hallway, a large (but friendly) snake and many many spiders. There might even be some stranger things.

The event is posted on our Facebook Page  ​Be sure to click on the event to see the promo video or find it here

Reminder – Candidates Forum

Ridgefield Candidates Forum…Friday October 11 at 7:00 p.m. at Clark County Fire & Rescue’s community room (911 N 65th Avenue Ridgefield)

Attend this event to meet local Ridgefield candidates Scott Hughes and David Kelly (for Ridgefield Port Commission #2), Dana Ziemer and Matt Swindell (for Ridgefield City Council #2), Rob Aichele and Darren Wertz (for Ridgefield City Council #5), and Ronald Rowan and Sandra Day (for Ridgefield City Council #7). Councilors Lee Wells and Jennifer Lindsay are running unopposed and will not be attending. Cosponsored with local Ridgefield citizens.

What Makes Ridgefield so Special #14

Everyone came to Birdfest yesterday: by car, by truck, by  motorcycle, and by walking, but someone very special rode horses.

Since horses are not allowed at Season’s Coffee Shop, their owners made sure they wouldn’t get away by hitching them to the ring on the sidewalk outside the shop.

Only  in Ridgefield!

BirdFest Used Book Sale

Today, Saturday, October 5th from 10 am to 5 pm in the Birder’s Marketplace (RACC GYM at 510 Pioneer Street, Ridgefield, WA).

Stop by and browse a wide selection of gently used bird themed books, and beautiful gifts and stocking stuffers handcrafted by Lorna Lee Earl. Start your holiday shopping early! Cash and checks only! Proceeds benefit the Ridgefield Community Library Building Project, and library programs and services.

Davidson Referral Program

Thanks to all who participated in the Davidson Insurance Referral Program during September. Twenty-one quotes were given and Davidson donated $525 for the remodeled Ridgefield Library. We will post a picture of  some of the Friends of the Library accepting the check in the near future.

The people at Davidson Insurance have been supportive of the library for many years. We thank them.

Have you donated yet? We’re getting down to the wire. Naming opportunities are available for new donations.


Women’s Empowerment Workshop

Myrtle’s Tea House is sponsoring a Women’s Empowerment Workshop Tuesday, October 8 from 11:30 am to 1:30pm. Learn basic life tools, apply them in all areas of your life, empower yourself from the inside out, and be with other inspiring women.

The workshops is complimentary, and tea and sweets are included.

Email: to reserve your spot today.

Myrtle’s is at 321 North 3rd Avenue in downtown Ridgefield.

Correction on Date of Candidates Night

The correct date for the Ridgefield Candidates meeting is Friday, October 11, from 7 to 9 pm in the meeting room at the Fire Station, 911 North 65th Avenue.