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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

Library hosts architecture exhibit

NORFOLK —  The Norfolk Historical Society held its annual meeting at Norfolk Library on Sunday, Jan. 8, and marked the opening of the exhibition “Hidden in Sight II: Artists, Artisans and Craftsmen of Norfolk’s Golden Age of Architecture.” 
After the meeting, the president of the Norfolk Historical Society,  Barry Webber, hosted a discussion and slide show on innovations in stained glass.
Webber provided examples of Tiffany and Armstrong glasswork at the Battell Chapel at Norfolk Congregational Church.

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Norfolk residents knit for charity

NORFOLK — The Norfolk Library is holding a knitting club every Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
The club knits items including mittens, hats and scarves which are donated to various charities.
The organizer of the club is Ruth Melville, who said the club started in December.

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Fairy tales brought to life at library

NORFOLK —  On Sunday, Dec. 18, The Norfolk Library hosted Ben Luxon and The Sandisfield Players as they presented “Once Upon a Time: Tales from the Brothers Grimm and Roald Dahl,” in which eight actors brought six different fairy tales to life.
Luxon set the stage by explaining exactly what a fairy tale is. 

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Berkshire Country Store opens

NORFOLK — The Berkshire Country Store, located at 6 Station Place, opened its doors in Norfolk during the first week of January.
Store owner Ryan Craig said that patrons have been coming in for everything from breakfast burritos to gallons of milk and paper towels.
This is the first time in almost two years that a general store has operated in Norfolk.
For many years a general store had operated at 2 Station Place, including the Norfolk Corner Store, which was open from February 2012 to September 2014.

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Fire causes minor damage

NORFOLK — A fire on Thursday, Dec. 30, caused minor damage to a house located at 197 North St.
According to the town assessor’s database, the house is owned by Deborah Curtiss.
In an email to The Winsted Journal, Norfolk Fire Department Second Assistant Chief Jonathan Barbagallo wrote that the department was dispatched on 12:48 p.m.

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Benefit for chapel windows

NORFOLK —  On Sunday, Dec. 18, the Church of Christ Congregational hosted a performance by The Mosaic Trio as a benefit to support the windows restoration fund for Battell Chapel.
The chapel boasts three windows designed by Maitland D. Armstrong in 1888 and five by Louis C. Tiffany, designed in 1927. 
Church officials said that, while the windows have been repaired many times throughout the years, it has come to a point where they need to be sent out for restoration.

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CPR techniques demonstrated

NORFOLK — On Saturday, Dec. 3,  during the Norfolk Holiday Farmer’s Market at Battell Chapel, members Norfolk Lions Club Ambulance were on hand to give CPR demonstrations. 
“We just want to give people the skills to last until the ambulance can get there,” said EMT and Norfolk Ambulance Safety Officer Grant Mudge. “There are just two important steps. One: call 911 to get the ambulance on its way. Two: start chest compressions to provide blood and nutrients to the brain.” 

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Holidays celebrated in Norfolk

NORFOLK — A town-wide Christmas festival was held on Sunday, Dec. 11.
The aim of the second annual festival was to shine a spotlight on the town’s retail shops and restaurants. 
Participanting businesses offered extended store hours and specials throughout the afternoon and early evening. 
Shoppers had the opportunity to enjoy caroling, tours of the town and live music.

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Norfolk home destroyed by fire

NORFOLK —  State and local fire marshals are investigating a fire that destroyed the one-story house at 49 Estey Road on Wednesday, Dec. 7. According to the town’s assessor’s database, the house was built in 1972.
According to Norfolk Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Jonathan Barbagallo, the 83-year-old homeowner was present at the time the fire started.

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Norfolk Farmers Market may shut down

NORFOLK —  After 10 years, the operators of the Norfolk Farmers Market may shut the market down for good next month.
The market has been held during the spring, summer and fall months, from May to October, in front of Norfolk Town Hall.
During the winter season, special markets have been held indoors, either at Town Hall or at the Battell Chapel inside the Church of Christ Congregational.

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