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Author: Tony Holmes

2017 Ridgewood Progressive Dinner

Join us for the neighborhood’s most popular event of the year as we socialize over appetizers and drinks. Then it’s off to a great dinner at one of this year’s hosts. And finally, dessert and drinks finish off the evening.

6:00pm Cocktail and Appetizer Party
8:00pm Dinners at assigned homes
9:30pm Dessert and After Party


Purchase by Monday, August 28

Members: $35/$70 per couple

Non members: $50/$100 per couple

Please volunteer to bring an item:

If your last name starts with A-L – bring an appetizer and if your last starts with M-Z – bring a dessert

A final plea for membership


I noticed that some of you still haven’t joined the Ridgewood Association.

Since my many email pleas to you have not worked so far, there must be some other reason that you haven’t joined yet…

Maybe you think that you don’t go to any of the events.
– If you haven’t gone to any of our events, then I welcome you to just try one. Try a Men’s Night. Try a Women’s Night. Don’t try a Women’s night if you’re a man though.
Send me an email and let me know what’s holding you back or what events you want to go to – I’ll join you!

Maybe you think that you won’t receive anything for your investment.
– The RCA provides much needed landscaping, monument entrance signs, fun events for adults and our neighborhood kids. And who doesn’t want happy kids in our neighborhood?

Maybe you think that you pay enough in taxes to the Village and they don’t do enough for Ridgewood as it is.
– I couldn’t agree more. For what we pay to live in this area, it’s frustrating sometimes (a lot of times) when it seems that Ridgewood doesn’t get some of the same attention as the other neighborhoods, with regard to the roads and the drinking water. When we speak with a single voice, we get heard. That’s why I personally advocate on our behalf.

Anyway, if you’re still reading this, that means you’re interested. Maybe just a little – but one thing I know is that we are stronger together and safer when we know each other.

You could live in rural Montana, held up in a compound, living off the grid, but you don’t. You live here, in Ridgewood. And that means that a community is important to you.

I hope you’d consider becoming a member. This late in the year, It’s typically $40, but if you sign up for auto-renew, it’s just $31. You can cancel anytime (this is starting to sound like an infomercial)

Thank you,


Introduction for 2017

I’m Tony Holmes and I’m excited to be serving as the Ridgewood Civic Association (RCA) President for 2017, along with Michelle Manley as Vice President, Kevin Eskew as Treasurer, and Sandra Munizzo as Secretary.

Thanks to Anita Wallin as outgoing President, Rich Munizzo as Treasurer, and Jennifer Dixon as Secretary as well as all the volunteers who dedicated their time to make sure all of our events were a success!

One of my goals this year is do away with a lot of the paperwork by going electronic. This will make it easier for residents to update information, RSVP for events, and renew membership. That said, a paper version of this newsletter will also be delivered within the week.

The Ridgewood website will be the hub where these things happen.

Here are some quick links:
  > Sign up for emails here
> View upcoming events here
> Sign up for committees here

If you ever need help using the website or have any questions about the RCA, please don’t hesitate to call, text, email, send smoke signals, or just stop over and say hi – my contact info is below.

There will also be a new directory this year!  You can make sure your info is up to date by filling out this form.

Membership Dues
Save $10 by paying before March 1.
We wanted to give people more options and hopefully make it easier to become a member of the RCA.
It’s just $30 and you’ll get discounts on events, a neighborhood directory, help fund improvements, and best of all a warm, fuzzy feeling.

We need you!  We have a lot of fun events throughout the year and they aren’t possible without volunteers.  Please email me if you are able to chair/volunteer at any of these events.

Ways to Renew 
  Chase Quick Pay:  Send payment to
  PayPal:  Pay using this link
  Check:  Make checks out to Ridgewood Civic Association and leave in the red RCA box at my front door (address below)

I’d like to thank our Ridgewood sponsors:
Mark Niemiec – State Farm
Quality Sleep Shop
Suckerpunch Pickles

These sponsors have graciously donated to the RCA, so let’s show our support with a little local patronage, better known as the Ridgewood bump.
If you have or know of a business that would like to support our neighborhood, let me know.

Again, if you have any questions, please reach out to me. Thanks and I hope to see you at one of our many events this year!

Tony Holmes
1029 Linden Lane