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Darla Shaw

Community Advisor

Dr. Darla Shaw is a full time professor of education and women's studies at Western Ct. State University. Prior to becoming a professor she was an administrator for the Ridgefield School for 38 years. As a volunteer she teaches classes at the DAnbury Women's Center and TBICIO and in the Danbury School System and serves as a job coach at the Prospector Theater. She is also an active volunteer for the Danbury Cultural Alliance, The Danbury Historical Society, and several robotics teams. Musically she plays with the Wilton Steel Drum Band, the Founder's Hall Band in Ridgefield, and runs drums circles for autistic children. She also is a local storyteller, takes on the roles of famous women in the area, and does living eulogies for people in hospice. Dr. Shaw also writes for the Ridgefield Press, travels extensively on humanitarian programs, and takes oral histories on people of interest. She has recently been featured in documentary, A Different Drummer, and appears in six inspirational videos for Hooplaha. Politically she is working with Dr. Jesse Turner, a fellow professor, on a quest to change what is wrong in education today; over focus on testing, teacher assessment, control by Pearson book company, and lack of creativity involved in the Common Core.

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  1. Ridgefield Prepares For Annual Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off

    Ridgefield Prepares For Annual Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- On Sept. 27, the third annual Pumpkin Weigh Off will take place in Ridgefield's Ballard Park.The event, from 10 to 3 p.m., is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, Ridgefield Supply Co. and the Conecticut Giant Pumpkin Grower's Club. Pumpkins should range in size from 400 to 1,600 pounds. The weigh-off begins at noon and cash prizes will be awarded. There also will ...

  2. Ridgefield Animal Shelter Hosts Fundraiser

    Ridgefield Animal Shelter Hosts Fundraiser

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- The Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue (ROAR) will host their Woofs, Wines and Felines fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 4 to 7 p.m.The event will feature wine, beer, dinner, a silent auction, and entertainment by Griffin Anthony’s full band.The event will be held under a tent at Cellar XV, 88 Danbury Road.Tickets are $40.00 an can be obtained by calling (203) ...

  3. 'Calendar Girls' Opens At Ridgefield Theater Barn

    'Calendar Girls' Opens At Ridgefield Theater Barn

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- "Calendar Girls," the play, opens Friday at the Ridgefield Theater Barn in Ridgefield at 8 p.m.The play was written by Tim Firth and is guaranteed to make you laugh the entire evening. There will also be performances of the play on Saturday and Sunday.Bring your friends, food and get a table as the show is cabaret style. Tickets are $20 - $24. Doors open ...

  4. Geologist Gives Talk At Founders Hall In Ridgefield

    Geologist Gives Talk At Founders Hall In Ridgefield

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- On Friday, Bill Canavan, president and founder of HydroEnvironmental Solutions Inc., will talk about the geology of Ridgefield. Canavan's presentation will be at 1 p.m. at Founders Hall, 193 Danbury Road. He has been working professionally in the field of geology for over 20 years and focuses on indoor air quality testing, radon testing, and asbestos ...

  5. Flu Shots Offered By Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association

    Flu Shots Offered By Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- It's that time of year again. Flu shots will be offered through the Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association on Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. at Yanity Gym, next to the Ridgefield Playhouse.Please bring medical cards. For more information call 203-438-5555. 

  6. Support Kids In Crisis At Event At Ridgefield's Double H. Farm

    Support Kids In Crisis At Event At Ridgefield's Double H. Farm

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Help Greenwich-based Kids in Crisis by coming to the “Have a Heart Shakes It Up” event Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Double H. Farm. The family-friendly event will feature the Ritzy Chicken Jam Band. Food will be provided by Bodega Taco Truck, Skinny Pines Pizza and Ricky D’s Rib Shack, with desserts by Nature’s Temptation and beer sponsored by Half Full ...

  7. Prospector Theater Holding Flea Market Fundraiser In Parking Lot

    Prospector Theater Holding Flea Market Fundraiser In Parking Lot

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Prospector Theater is holding a flea market and community tag sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.The flea market will held in the parking lot of the theater. Buy antiques, crafts and other treasures for a good cause – funds will go toward training to provide employment for adults with special needs.For more information, contact the theater at (203) 438-0136.The ...

  8. Ridgefield Library Opens Store On Main Level

    Ridgefield Library Opens Store On Main Level

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- The Ridgefield Library has opened its own store this week in the Bossidy Commons on the library’s main level. It will be selling all sorts of library-related items, including book bags, journals, pens, pencils and laptop-related items, such as flash drives.Items can be purchased with cash or a credit card at the circulation desk. The catalog of items offered can be ...

  9. Ridgefield's Historic Lounsbury House Reopens With Gala

    Ridgefield's Historic Lounsbury House Reopens With Gala

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – A gala to celebrate the grand reopening of the historic Lounsbury House will take place Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. Attendees will be able to tour the new facility and enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the new garden, then take part in the 7:45 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony. Enjoy a champagne toast and dinner catered by Bernard’s with a live jazz band. Tickets are ...

  10. Ridgefield Artist Suzanne Benton Planning Illustrated Talk At Library

    Ridgefield Artist Suzanne Benton Planning Illustrated Talk At Library

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- On Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Ridgefield Public Library, local artist Suzanne Benton, will present an illustrated talk about her travels along the odyssey that lasted two years.She studied the paintings and painters that Marcel Proust,a French author referenced in his novel "In Search of Time."Following the presentation will be a reception. During that ...

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