What Makes Ridgefield so Special? #12

Tuesdays in the Park! Last night’s movie was ‘Babe,’ and as you can see, the multigenerational crowd was having a good time.

Meet with Architects Tonight

Farm to Table

The annual Farm to Table Dinner is this Saturday, August 17th from 6 to 10pm at Overlook Park.

There is a five course meal of the finest and freshest ingredients of the local harvest created by Crave Catering and Gather & Feast Farm. The evening begins on the plaza at six o’clock with happy hour and live music by Faisal & Mitch. Dinner is served family style on long tables brimming with fresh cut flowers at seven o’clock. After dessert, relax to music and dance under the stars with your friends and neighbors. Local wines served by Ridgefield Art Association and beer served by Trap Door Brewing. This is a 21+ event.

Tickets are $75 and must be purchased in advance. For more information visit: www.Ridgefieldwa.us/farm-to-table

National Night Out Tonight

The City of Ridgefield and the Ridgefield Police Department are once again gearing up for the 15th annual National Night Out Celebration. This celebration brings our community and neighbors together for a time of food and fun. We are so excited to extend an invitation to you to help us celebrate America’s night out against crime.

National Night Out began in 1984 and has become a national celebration in cities across America, the first Tuesday in August. This year our celebration is tonight, Tuesday, August 6th, from 6pm to 8pm in Abrams Park, located at the east end of Division Street, about one mile east of Main Avenue in downtown Ridgefield.

Your participation is key to the great success of this event. By your participation you help us promote crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for local anticrime programs and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.

Thought for the Week

Enjoy this perfect weather – summer in the Northwest at it’s best.

And come down to Abrams Park tomorrow (Tuesday the 6th) night for National Night Out. It’s fun!

Update on First Saturday

The wine garden and play scheduled for today’s First Saturday have been canceled.

A double header on Saturday!

Help celebrate Ridgefield’s Chamber of Commerce First Anniversary at Three Brothers Vineyard & Winery, Saturday, June 29, from noon to 4 pm. There will be live music from Dan Dingman, complimentary wine, a prize drawing and games. Tickets are $10 each at ridgefieldchamberofcommerce.com via the Events page.

And after that, come to 3Peaks Public House for dinner and drinks and listen to country western music by Britnee Kellogg. 3Peaks will donate a portion of your entire bill.

Bring the whole family to both events.

What Makes Ridgefield So Special? #11

Gail Alexander posted on Next Door that Allene Wodaege had re-injured her back and needed an electric reclining chair as it was too painful to use a bed. Within hours of the posting a chair had been found and the problem was taken care of.

Good work Ridgefield – we work together!

Reminder – Neighborhood Meeting

The annual meeting of the Junction Neighborhood group will be at the Dollar Tree warehouse, 8400 South Union Ridge Parkway, Monday, May 13  at 6:30 pm. Representatives from many Ridgefield entities will give updates on their activities. The public is invited – this is always an informative and interesting meeting.

Save the date!

Reminder – Garden Club Sale Tomorrow

Second Sundays at the Refuge

Thought for the Week

As I pulled weeds and sifted compost in my yard today, I kept thinking how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful place, with stimulating weather, mason bees humming as they flew in and out building their nests, people out for a stroll, a friend stopping by to chat as she bicycled down the street. I didn’t even mind the hot rodder who guns his engine as he drives by.

Life is good for this 83 year old!

Junction Neighborhood Meeting

The annual meeting of the Junction Neighborhood group will be at the Dollar Tree warehouse, 8400 South Union Ridge Parkway, Monday, May 13  at 6:30 pm. Representatives from many Ridgefield entities will give updates on their activities. The public is invited – this is always an informative and interesting meeting.

Save the date!

Reminder – Easter Egg Hunt

Woody Debris in Lake River

This morning’s incoming tide carried  a stream of woody debris in Lake River. The woody material likely was deposited in Lake River and the Columbia from the flooding we had in February. The high water this week set a lot of it in motion.  A lot of debris jammed up against the fire department boat-house and this morning personnel were working to push it away from the entrance.   The tide crested about 10:30 AM and then Lake river should reverse flow.  The tide will come in again Friday morning and Lake River and the Columbia should crest at just over 13 feet tomorrow morning,  Then, the rivers should begin to drop.  For a few days, we can expect this debris to create jams at  the marina and the boat launch.