Day: February 1, 2018

Indoor Baseball Clinic

  • Redding Baseball will host indoor clinics for AA, AAA & Majors/70 divisions on Saturday, February 3rd & 10th
  • TBall & Rookie Divisions begin Feb 24 at RCC (time TBD)
  • No sign-ups required. All are welcome!
  • MAJORS DIVISION (50-70) Saturday, Feb 3 @ JBHS Upper Gym 12 Noon-1:30pm
  • AAA & AA DIVISIONS Saturday, Feb 3 @ JBHS Upper Gym 1:30pm-3pm
  • BALL & ROOKIE DIVISIONS Saturday Feb 24 @ Redding Community Center (RCC)
  • Including Intro to TBALL Session for new baseball families! Time to be confirmed shortly


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  • New League Bat Requirements!
    • Don’t forget about the NEW USA BAT REQUIREMENTS for the upcoming 2018 season as approved by Cal Ripken Youth Baseball.  If you still plan to purchase a bat please check out for details.
  • BGCRE Fundraising Event!
    • The Big  “Rock the Night Away”  fundraising event for the Boys & Girls Club of Redding-Easton is Saturday March 24th at Redding CC.

Redding Roadhouse is Open

This past week I had the pleasure of attending the soft opening of the Redding Roadhouse. The popular eatery opened officially on January 31.

The building itself is sparkling and inviting. All of the old favorites are still there… the mural, the train, the fireplace. But, the furniture has been refinished, the couches recovered and the train oiled so it chugs smoothly around the track.

The dining room has been painted and renovated. A clever addition is a glass topped tree trunk table that will be used as a bread station or to introduce chef treats.

Erin and Shawn Reilly are the new owners of this local favorite and they are very excited to be opening the doors to old fans and new friends.

The couple moved to Easton when they were looking for a place to raise their two young sons. When the Roadhouse went up for sale, the Reilly’s took the opportunity to work on a project together.

Shawn is a restaurateur from New York City, specializing in eco-friendly concepts. Erin’s background as a fashion designer is evident in the light and airy redecoration. She incorporated all of the must-keeps like the pool table upstairs and added comfortable seating and conversation nooks.

The Reilly’s took great care to staff their new venture with people who understand quality and service.

At the bar, head mixologist Nikki has created a roster of inventive and delicious cocktails. Margaritas are made the old fashioned way with egg whites and citrus. Nikki hand infuses gin with hibiscus tea for a drink she calls the Easy Wind.

Chef Caesar cooks what Shawn calls “New England Pub Fare.” Delicious, innovative and hearty comfort foods will be offered.

I tried the black bean burger and it was delicious! Its very hard for a pescetarian (almost vegetarian… I eat fish) to find a really delicious veggie burger. The black bean burger with chipotle jam hit the spot.

The freshly made churros were crispy and just the right amount of sweet with a delicious chocolate dipping sauce.

Redding’s favorite gathering spot is now open!

The new Redding Roadhouse is located at 406 Redding Rd, Redding, at the intersection of 53 and 107.


left: The bar… the mural, light fixtures and antler light fixtures are still there
right: Train still chugging away…


left: New communal tables in the enclosed patio bring the outside in
right: House made Cheese steak Egg rolls, Pulled Pork Nachos


The main dining room

Black bean burger with chipolte jam. Crispy and hot french fries

Imagine a World

Full STEAM ahead at RES

RES’ Science Fair was not only a delight to the senses: the main theme was about hearing, sight, smell, touch and taste.

It has been 3 years since Big Science last featured RES students in their lab coats sharing their experiments. Over the years the event has evolved to include interactive stations and crafts that turned STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) into STEAM by adding ART to the mix.

Volunteers ran interactive stations that showed how to use electrical connections to make pipe cleaner creations light up, and how our senses still constantly amaze us. A masterpiece made by splashing paint will be framed and auctioned by the PTA.

Students lined the hallways with their experiments that were ably reviewed by First Selectman Julia Pemberton, Principal Natalie Hammond, and Science Adviser Rebecca Richards. Each student received a certificate for their participation.

Thank you to Trisha Doyle and her team who managed to put together an event that was fun for all ages.

The Big Gym was a sight for the SENSES with stations for sensational exploration.
Left: Science Advisor Rebecca Richards shows the certificate given to each scientist
Right: Colleen Pilato and her daughter Anna Page show off a handmade maraca
left: The Touch station was a huge hit right: Chiara Caplan adds to the splatter painting

James McDevitt explains his bridge design