Welcome to the Town of Ridgely’s official site
Ridgely was established on May 13, 1867 by the Maryland and Baltimore Land Association in Reverend Greenbury Ridgely’s grain field. Laid out beside the first railroad to enter Caroline County.
Ridgely’s present day tree-lined streetscape of Victorian homes maintains a village-like atmosphere with a pleaseent blend of commerce, industry, residential development and an abundance of historic legacy.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, PLEASE JOIN THE RIDGELY LION’S CLUB OUT AT MARTIN SUTTON PARK FOR THEIR 34TH ANNUAL STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL. THIS FUN FAMILY EVENT OFFERS A VARIETY OF VENDORS, (CRAFTS, FOOD & ENTERTAINMENT) AND RUNS ALL DAY ON SUNDAY, MAY 26TH. PLEASE REVIEW THE ATTACHED “SCHEDULE OF EVENTS”
PLEASE JOIN ME IN CONGRATULATING MISS ELLA KEATON, A 4TH GRADE STUDENT IN MS. MELISSA COUNCELL’S CLASS AT RIDGELY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. SHE IS THE DISTRICT TWO WINNER OF THE “IF I WERE MAYOR I WOULD….”, ESSAY CONTEST. SHE WON FIRST PLACE OUT OF ABOUT 2400 ENTRIES. THE STAFF AND COMMISSIONERS OF THE TOWN OF RIDGELY WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE ELLA, HER FAMILY AND TEACHER FOR A JOB WELL DONE! HER ESSAY READ:
“If I were mayor, I would want the town to be safe and a clean place. I would make sure that people would clear the dirty roads. I would also do that so people would think that it’s a nice place to live and they will stay here. I would want people to recycle so things can be reused. To keep people safe I would have police men and fire fighters ready to do their jobs. I also want more businesses so then more people would get what they need. I would build more businesses and then more people would come live here for the jobs and money. The people in the town will help recycle the trash to make the town clean. They will help pick up the trash from the roads and the parks. The schools will be safe and they will be kept very clean. I would have prople come to the schools and help the kids out. I would make a program that if people want to help clean up they will sign up and they will help keep it a better environment. If I were mayor I would help my town be clean, healthy, and nice place to live and prople would like to live there to. If I were mayor I would do the best to make my town a better place. I would want to be mayor for Ridgely because it’s a nice place to live and I like it there a lot so if I make these changes it would be a better place to live in for people.”
Submitted By: Ella Keaton, Ridgely Elementary School
TOWN OF RIDGELY’S SPRING PHOTO CONTEST:
THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE WONDERFUL PHOTOS THAT WERE SUBMITTED. WE HAVE CHOSEN TWO WINNERS…..JENNIFER MIESSE WITH HER “NESTING” PHOTO AND DOUG GEORGE WITH HIS PHOTO OF “RAILROAD MEMORIAL PARK – IN SPRING”. GIFT CERTIFICATES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON MONDAY, MAY 20TH FOR PICK UP AT THE TOWN HALL. IF YOU RATHER WE MAIL IT, PLEASE EMAIL ME WITH YOUR ADDRESS. THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!
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DUE TO RECENT VANDALISM, THE SKATE PARK WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FUTHER NOTICE – AT WHICH TIME PUBLIC WORKS CAN GET IT REPAIRED. WE APOLOGIZE TO THOSE OF YOU WHO USE THIS PARK IN GOOD FAITH REGULARLY.