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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. 

“I really wanted this to be an outreach event for families, even ones who don...

Norfolk

Library awarded grant

NORFOLK — Norfolk Library has been selected to receive a $7,500 grant from the Local Area Fund at The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut, according to Co-Directors Richard Dann and Robin Yuran. The purpose of the grant is to help ensure the library’s continued presence in the cultural life of northwestern Connecticut. 

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Norfolk Library earns five stars

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NORFOLK — Co-directors Richard Dann and Robin Yuran have announced that the Norfolk Library is once again one of two five-star libraries in Connecticut, as rated in the November 2011 issue of Library Journal.
In the expenditure range of $200,000 to $399,999, Norfolk is one of only 10 five-star libraries in the country. Ratings are based on circulation, visits, program attendance and internet use, all per capita.
For more information on the five-star rating, visit www.libraryjournal.com//ljindex2011. For information about the Norfolk Library, visit www.norfolklibrary.org.

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Norfolk land board named commission of the year

NORFOLK — At its annual meeting in Wallingford on Nov. 12, the Connecticut Association of Conservation and Inland Wetlands Commissions (CACIWC) presented the Norfolk Conservation Commission with its 2011 Conservation Commission of the Year award.
CACIWC President Alan Siniscalchi said, “We are pleased to recognize the efforts of one of Connecticut’s youngest conservation commissions during the 50th anniversary of the enabling legislation authorizing the formation of these commissions in Connecticut.”

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Dramatic reading wows library patrons

NORFOLK — For a brief moment Saturday, Nov. 5, the Church of Christ Congregational in Norfolk became the dual scenes of a London rare book store and a New York City studio apartment. The set was minimal, but the dramatization of Helene Hanff’s “84 Charing Cross Road” was the exact opposite.

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Aija: luxury without the expense

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NORFOLK — Aija (pronounced “Asia”), a small, yet worldly jewlery and store, has opened in the top of the Royal Arcanum building.
Bella Erder, originally from England, started Aija as a wholesale business five years ago.
“I named it Aija because many of the products have an Asian influence to it,” Erder said.
Erder lived in Hong Kong for 25 years.
“I still go there four to five times a year where I’m a partner in a branding company,” Erder said. “The first celebrity customer we have had is LeAnn Rimes, which was a thrill.”

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Artisans Guild of Norfolk revived

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NORFOLK — Three years after it closed, the Artisans Guild of Norfolk has reopened at Station Place, located inside the Royal Arcanum Building.
The guild shut down in 2008 after a 17-year run.
The new owners of the guild are Vee Kausel and Kathy Williams.
“When it closed three years ago, we could not get anyone else to re-open it,” co-owner Kausel said. “Me and [Williams] decided to re-open it when this spot in the building became available in November.”
Kausel said the store currently contains the work of 36 local artisans.

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Fresh food and fun at the Norfolk Farmers Market

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NORFOLK — The Norfolk Farmers Market and Craft Fair begins its fifth year with more than 30 vendors offering a selection of fresh food and goods from the local area.
Sue Frisch, co-founder of the market, said the market has expanded substantially over the course of five years.
“It has become a wonderful and social place to be,” Frisch said. “It brings people together. The vendors have become a big family who all help each other out a lot.”
Manager Lisa Auclair said the town sponsors the market through its economic development committee.

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Finding fun at the Farmers Market

NORFOLK — More than 30 vendors turn out each Saturday for the Norfolk Farmers Market and Craft Fair on the Green.

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Norfolk Library hosts Jane Rubin art show

NORFOLK — During the month of May, the Norfolk Library will exhibit the paintings of Jane Rubin. In the show “The Lost Garden,” Rubin will show a series of paintings she created about a garden she left behind in Vermont.
When she and her husband, Manning, moved to Norfolk four years ago, she left the garden she had designed and worked on for almost seven years.

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