Be a Secret Santa

There is a Secret Santa Tree set up in Seasons Coffee Shop, next to the Tteater. The tree is to help make Christmas special for the residents of the Ridgefield Assisted Living facility at the bottom of Pioneer Avenue.

Please stop by and pick a gift tag off the tree. Pick up a gift (or two or three) for one of the residents (or more). Their wants and needs aren’t great. Once you have purchased your gift, please return your UNWRAPPED gifts, with the tag attached, back to Seasons Coffee Shop. There isn’t much time, as all gifts must be received by December 19th. Thank you in advance for giving back to our little town we love!

Reminder: Dedication Tomorrow

Our new ‘Wings of the World” sculpture will be dedicated tomorrow, Saturday, November 18, 4:00 at Overlook Park.

This beautiful sculpture of a soaring eagle was created by Sharon Agnor and commemorates the lives and efforts of five significant people who had the vision for and helped create Overlook Park: Allene Wodaege, Jim Maul, Sydney Reisbick, Amy Montoya, and David Dines.

This community gathering will include a history of Overlook Park, music and refreshments. Please come.

Celebrate at the Sportsman’s

Friend’s Book Sale

Get an early start on the Used Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Ridgefield Library in the large room of the Community Center tonight from 6 to 8pm. You have to be a Friends member, but you can join at the door, and you’ll have first pick of the thousands of books on sale. All sales benefit the library,

First Saturday

It’s a Wild West Theme for First Saturday today. A western style scavenger hunt, a self-guided history tour, and s’more makings the old fashioned way are all features. You can make a rattlesnake pet at the library.

I’ll be at the Friends of the Library book sale under the canopy at Overlook Park until 11:30, and will be taking reservations for the Library’s Golf Tournament on Sunday, October 1. After today the price to play will go up $10, to $85. Come with check in hand, or I can take your credit card number to get a discount on your ticket. Find three other golf nuts and have a great day at Tri Mountain while raising money for the library. It’s a 1:00 scramble.

BirdFest Banners are Up

I happened to catch the workmen putting up the Bird Fest Banner as I came back home this afternoon.

Workers put up the Bird Fest banner on Pioneer this afternoon

Main Street Meeting

What: Ridgefield Main Street Monthly Community Meeting
When: Thursday, August 17, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Where: Sportman’s Steakhouse and Saloon
Who: The businesses and community members are invited to join us and hear our guest speaker, Shawn Donaghy, new CEO of C-TRANS. He will be updating us on their future plans, including how Ridgefield fits in.
As always, complimentary coffee will be served, and breakfast service is available!
The members of Ridgefield Main Street are involved in improving the downtown core of Ridgefield.

Sportsman’s: Experience the Changes

Car Show this Friday

The American Legion Post 44 will have its Annual Bruce Crockett Car Show this Friday from 4 to 9 pm in downtown Ridgefield. There will be some spectacular cars on display.
David Watson  and his Jazz Band will play in the skate park at 3rd and Simon from 6 to 9.
We hope everyone will come down and enjoy the shade trees and music and cars. Enjoy dinner at one of our Ridgefield restaurants.

Charming Apartment for Lease

Fresh, clean, apartment in downtown Ridgefield for rent for one person and no pets. Clean, fresh, 600 square feet, high cabled ceiling and loft. Air conditioned and heated. Furnished or unfurnished. Like new, available now. $1000 per month, including TV, internet, all utilities. Need a security deposit of $500 plus last month’s rent. One year lease. Call Carol Pinnell, 503-313-9975.

Celebrate the 4th!

Here’s the schedule for the day:

7 – 10 am: Pancake Breakfast – Community Center

8 am: Fun Runs – Pioneer & Main

10:15: Pet and Kids Pre-Parade – Pioneer & Main

11 am: Fourth of July Parade

10 am – 6 pm:  Downtown Festival – Overlook Park

2:15 pm: Pie-Eating Contest – Overlook Park

5:30 – 9:30 pm Dancing in the Park – Overlook Park

10:15 pm: Firework Display – View from Railroad Avenue

 

Clean Up Day in Ridgefield

Today is the summer clean-up. I have decided that rather than help on any of the suggested projects in the city my time would best be spent cleaning up my own property. If you want to help cut a pathway through the vegetation at 114 4th Avenue North show up anytime after 9 am with secateurs in hand. I’ll be weeding, trimming, and pruning and could use all the help I can get.

This picture was taken in April, and as you can see things have gotten out of hand since then. With the recent rains everything is growing rapidly and the tree branches are making it difficult to walk on the sidewalk, I am a fair weather friend, however. If it’s pouring rain I’ll cancel.

Clean Up Day

Tomorrow (Saturday) is our annual Clean Up Day in Ridgefield. Meet at the library at 9 am to volunteer for a number of jobs, geared toward all levels of strength.

The focus this year will be on four different areas: painting the police department building’s trim work, beautifying the  pop-up park at Mill and Main, cleaning up the alley behind the hardware store, and cleaning and organizing the library shelves and preparing craft material.

Come prepared to work and have fun at the same time.

The Trailers are Gone!

The two trailers on the lots north of the Post Office have been removed. City Manager Steve Stuart told me the City will clear the debris and make the property look good before the 4th of July parade. What a wonderful difference this will make in our downtown area. Thanks to the City for buying this property and removing these two eyesores.

The section of Main where it intersects Pioneer is now open and a light coating of asphalt has been spread over it. Paving of Main Street will begin soon.

Work on Roads

Workers are hurrying to finish the ground work before paving Main Avenue this summer. The deadline of course, is the 4th of July so the road will be in good shape for the parade. Let’s hope we don’t get any rain before then. These photos are looking north and south on Main Avenue.