Name: Ken Wippermann
Occupation: Owner of and Owner of Odd Jobs Contracting.
Tell us a little about yourself:
I was born on Long Island where I was from Uniondale. I lived there for 24 years and then I moved to Connecticut. While I was first living up here I was running the Fort Lee, New Jersey Genovese Drug Store so I was commuting. My wife and I have lived in Ridgefield since then. I was the manager of Genovese Drugs when they were here and then I was Connecticut's District Manager. This is our 25th anniversary at . We see over 1,000 customers a week here. We have a wine contest every 8 weeks and it is a good way to bring new wines in.
How long have you lived and worked in Ridgefield?
For the past 37 years.
What is your favorite aspect of Ridgefield?
Just the quaintness of the town. That's what kept my wife and I around here.
What is your best memory in Ridgefield?
One of my best memories was when Copps Hill was built and we got a brand new store out of it. It was nice to have a shift and a change.
What keeps you in Ridgefield?
I've owned the Ridgefield Liquor Shop for 25 years. I was a partner of the store for 17 years.
Are you part of any organizations in town?
I am part of the . We've raised money for different organizations this summer. It seems to be a different group every week.
What do you do for fun in Ridgefield?
I get to see all of my customers in the store and that's fun for me, because I love Ridgefield customers. I like photography and I like to go see things around the area. When I'm not here I visit New York a lot, but of course, having two jobs keeps you busy.