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NORFOLK — On Friday, June 30, the inaugural concert of the Yale School of Music’s 2017 Emerging Artist Showcase took place at the Norfolk Music Shed. Admission was free to this casual concert where the attendees sat around the stage in an intimate setting. There were also people live streaming the event through a web cam.

The concert was called the New Music Recital and featured five new pieces composed by Yale students who are under the tutelage of New Music Workshop Director Martin Bresnick.

“The students have spent 10 days preparing pieces with the...

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Environmentalists connect at Infinity Hall

NORFOLK —  “Green Drinks” is an international movement that allows environmental enthusiasts to network, build collaborations and promote local events during informal meetings. The Colebrook Land Trust hosted their first Green Drinks event at Infinity Music Hall in Norfolk on Thursday, Oct. 7.

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Exhibit ends Historical Society’s season

NORFOLK —  The season for the Norfolk Historical Society Museum came to an end with a final open house on Saturday, Oct. 8. The theme of the museum exhibit this year was “Hidden in Plain Sight” and showcased Norfolk’s heritage through various forms of artistic media. 

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Work of local photographers celebrated

NORFOLK —  The Norfolk Library hosted a reception for its newest art exhibition called “Norfolk Through A Lens: Visions of a Quintessential New England Town” on Sunday, Oct. 2.
The exhibit featured local Norfolk photographs from the soon to be published book of the same name.

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Classic cars at benefit for emergency services

NORFOLK —  Hundreds of people attended the fourth annual classic car show benefit for the Norfolk Fire Department and Norfolk Volunteer Ambulance Departments on Saturday, Sept. 17.
The benefit was held on the campus of the Yale School of Music and was organized by the town’s Economic Development Commission.
Commission member Marie Lowe was one of the co-organizers of the event.

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International music at Battell Chapel

NORFOLK —  On Saturday, Sept 10 at the Battell Chapel, a program of international music was presented featuring the Alturas Duo.
The group features Scott Hill on guitar, Carlos Boltes on viola and charango and Jordan Rose Lee on guest vocals. The performance included songs from Italy, Spain and the Americas.

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Annual book sale at Norfolk Library

NORFOLK — The Norfolk Library held its 40th annual second-hand book sale on Saturday, Aug. 27, and Sunday, Aug. 28.
 “We had over 10,000 books this year,” said book sale chairwoman Bridget Taylor. “I would say 95 percent of them came from local donations, including one or two entire personal libraries. 

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MOMIX raises funds for Susan B. Anthony Project through dance

NORFOLK —  On Saturday, Aug. 20, Kristin and Grant Mudge opened their home to the annual MOMIX in the Garden. The event was held as a fundraiser for the Susan B. Anthony Project (SBAP), a Torrington based group which provides services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse in over 20 towns in the Northwest Corner.

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Church picnic offers fun in summer heat

NORFOLK — More than 250 people came out despite the heat on Saturday, Aug. 13 to attend the Jubilee of Mercy Picnic at Immaculate Conception Church. 
Adults and kids enjoyed an Irish band from Boston, a clown, face painters, a dunking tank, various food booths, and Irish dancers Annabelle and Kendall Jenkins, 11 and 13, visiting their aunt all the way from the Syracuse area.

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Climbers summit Land Trust properties

NORFOLK — As part of Weekend in Norfolk on Saturday, Aug. 6, the Norfolk Land Trust (NLT) tried something new. They put out a challenge: Hike all six peaks on their properties and take a selfie next to the elevation markers on top. Present the evidence to the Land Trust and get rewarded with a T-shirt or a trail map of their properties. 

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Maum and Lawrence at Norfolk Library

NORFOLK —  As part of Weekend in Norfolk, the Norfolk Library held a free program on Sunday, Aug. 7 featuring readings from authors Courtney Maum and Susannah Lawrence. 
Author of the 2014 novel “I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You,” Maum read a selection from her upcoming novel, “The End of Touch.” 

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