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NORFOLK —  The second annual Weekend in Norfolk was held all across the downtown area Aug. 4 to 6.

Events included an art show, farmers market, concert performances, demonstrations of crafts, along with stores offering specials.

Co-organizers Dawn Whalen and Sue Frisch said last year’s success led to the organization of this year’s event.

“This time around we have a lot more events during the course of these three days,” Whalen said. “We have a lot more children’s activities this year. We want this to be fun for the...

Norfolk

Fire Department hosts students for open house

NORFOLK —  As part of the statewide Volunteer Firefighter Day, the Norfolk Fire Department held its open house on Sunday, April 23.
At the event, the department operated an extrication drill for Emergency Medical Medical Technician (EMT) students from The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville.
Students learned from department members about extrication tools and skills.
Two donated cars were used in the drill with some of the students playing the role of victims while other students played the role of rescuers.

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Talents shared at church coffee house

NORFOLK —  The Church of Christ Congregational hosted their second coffee house of the year on Friday, April 28. 
For the event, church committee member Gloria Gourley said she was inspired by the National Public Radio live storytelling show, “The Moth,” and wanted to set up a live version as a fundraiser for the church. 

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Easter egg hunt at Norfolk Congregational church

NORFOLK —  In a community event on Easter Sunday, April 16, the Church of Christ Congregational of Norfolk hosted its annual Easter egg hunt. 
More than 600 eggs filled with treats and treasures were hidden all over the town Green, which is adjacent to the church and neighboring chapel. A few eggs contained golden coins, which earned their finders a special prize at the end of the hunt. 
Bags were provided for those who didn’t bring their own baskets. 

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Warner is new market master

NORFOLK —  The Norfolk Farmer’s Market, which is held inside Town Hall during the winter, has a new market master. Seth Warner was named to the position in late January. 
In an interview during the market on Saturday, March 18, Warner, a New Hartford resident, said that he comes with years of experience in the markets.

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Norfolk Club season coming to a close

NORFOLK — Over the next few weeks, the Norfolk Curling Club will be winding down its season.
Last weekend, on Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19, the club hosted the Berkshire Curling Club in a friendly competition.
“We’ve had a lot of fun this season,” said club president Alan Chandler. 
Chandler said that the club’s last competitive bonspiel for the season was held in early March and this week league playoffs will start.

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Luck of the Irish celebrated at library

NORFOLK — The Norfolk Library hosted a festive St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Sunday, March 12. 
The library was festive with balloons, shamrocks and other green decorations, while Irish beer was flowing alongside fresh Irish soda bread. To top it all off, all the guests were then treated to a concert by the Irish band, Téada.

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Filmmaker talks about civil rights icon

NORFOLK —  The Norfolk Library welcomed independent filmmaker Craig Dudnick, who presented his documentary film, “Alice’s Ordinary People,” on Monday, Feb. 27.
The acclaimed film represented the life and accomplishments of Alice Tregay, a lesser known heroine of the early Chicago Civil Rights Movement.
Tregay’s efforts spanning 50 years have helped shape the political scene as it is today, from marches with Dr. Martin Luther King to the presidential election of Barack Obama.

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Executive Order on Immigration: Calling for solidarity, area residents gather

NORFOLK — More than 100 people attended a protest held on Sunday, Feb. 5, at the Town Green against President Donald J. Trump’s executive order banning refugee admissions and people from seven Muslim-majority countries.
Trump signed the executive order, titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” on Jan. 27. The countries are: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

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Dance party breaks out at library

NORFOLK — More than 70 people both young and old attended a concert of Brazilian music at the Norfolk Library on Saturday, Jan. 28.
Performing at the library was Bossa Triba, the melodic branch of the Berkshire Bateria, a percussion ensemble that brings the music of Brazil to audiences in New England and beyond. Before the concert, the band received confirmation that they would play at the Portuguese Festival in Provincetown, Mass., in June.

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Scouts host shoe drive

NORFOLK — Cub Scout Pack 33 is holding a shoe drive through the end of February to benefit a community service project.
The pack is holding the drive for the national nonprofit organization Soles4Souls. Founded in 2006, Soles4Souls is a global effort which has provided over 30 million pairs of shoes to people in 127 different countries. Any shoes in fair or better condition can be dropped off at Botelle Elementary School in Norfolk or at Litchfield Hills Mobile Veterinary Clinic.

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