Join the Fun at the 9th Annual RVNAhealth Spelling Bee!

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Liz Hartery, Emma Karl, Ryan Arconti, Lieutenant Brian Durling, Naomi Collinge-Riek, Pete Goldstein ... see more below!
2020 Bee

For a highly entertaining - and educational - evening, join us on Wednesday, March 18 at the Ridgefield Playhouse for the annual RVNAhealth Spelling Bee.

Our 2020 contestants – local celebrities in their own rights -- represent fields as diverse as law and order, wine and beer, banking and beauty, music and surgery, and of course, Zumba … to keep things interesting.

Tickets and sponsorships support RVNAhealth Nursing Education, ensuring that RVNAhealth clinicians receive the ongoing training and development they need to bring their A Games to every patient they see.   

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and ... Michael McNamara, Cindy Merritt, Sarah Zitnay, Annie Cozens and Edton Ganal, MD

Meet the 2020 Spelling Bee Contenders

As always, this year’s competition draws from across the community, including the intrepid, the intellectual, and the truly best sports in town! Here is our 2020 line-up. Choose your favorite spellers  and come cheer them on. Leading up to the Bee, we’ll be sharing brief profiles so you can learn more about them.

Ryan Arconti, Fairfield County Bank
Annie Cozens, Ridgefield High School and Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield
Lieutenant Brian Durling, Ridgefield Police Department
Edton Ganal, MD, OrthoConnecticut 
Pete Goldstein, Adam Broderick Salon & Spa
Liz Hartery, Chipman Mazzucco Emerson LLC
Emma Karl, Ancona’s Wines & Liquors
Michael McNamara, Ridgefield High School Music Department
Cindy Merritt, RVNAhealth
Chris Perry, Ridgefield Guild of Artists
Naomi Collinge-Riek, Fit Club
Sarah Zitnay, Nod Hill Brewery

Meet the 2020 Spelling Bee Contenders

As always, this year’s competition draws from across the community, including the intrepid, the intellectual, and the truly best sports in town! Here is our 2020 line-up. Choose your favorite spellers  and come cheer them on. Leading up to the Bee, we’ll be sharing brief profiles so you can learn more about them.

Ryan Arconti, Fairfield County Bank
Annie Cozens, Ridgefield High School and Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield
Lieutenant Brian Durling, Ridgefield Police Department
Edton Ganal, MD, OrthoConnecticut 
Pete Goldstein, Adam Broderick Salon & Spa
Liz Hartery, Chipman Mazzucco Emerson LLC
Emma Karl, Ancona’s Wines & Liquors
Michael McNamara
, Ridgefield High School Music Department
Cindy Merritt, RVNAhealth
Sarah Zitnay, Nod Hill Brewery
Naomi Collinge-Riek, Fit Club

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!

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Title Sponsor
Fairfield County Bank

Queen Bees
Adam Broderick Salon & Spa
BMW of Ridgefield

Honey Bees
Chipman Mazzucco Emerson LLC
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Freidenrich
We Do Lines/Young’s Fencing

Worker Bees
Montanari Fuel Service, Inc.
The Groom Room
The Pilates Barre
Turner Mechanical Services, Inc.
Webster Bank

The Buzz…
HamletHub
The Ridgefield Press

More on the Bee …

What are the rules?

Our Bee is modeled after the famous National Scripps Spelling Bee – with a few twists. One of our special rules of play is that contestants are allowed a “lifeline” in the audience to help them out with difficult words. See the full list of rules here. 

How do you ensure that everyone follows the rules?

We have judges for that! This year, they are Theresa Santoro, RVNAhealth president & CEO; Geoffrey Morris, editor and publisher, TownVibe and the winner of the inaugural RVNAhealth Spelling Bee in 2012; and 2019 Spelling Bee champion, Basil Kolani of Ridgefield Academy. 

Date: Wednesday, March 18

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT 

Thank You to Our Generous  (and Bee-loved) Spelling Bee Sponsors!

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Title Sponsor
Fairfield County Bank

Queen Bees
Adam Broderick Salon & Spa
BMW of Ridgefield

Honey Bees
Chipman Mazzucco Emerson LLC
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Freidenrich
We Do Lines/Young’s Fencing

Worker Bees
Montanari Fuel Service, Inc.
The Groom Room
The Pilates Barre
Turner Mechanical Services, Inc.
Webster Bank

The Buzz…
HamletHub
The Ridgefield Press