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NORFOLK —  The Sandisfield Players performed “Under Milk Wood” at the Norfolk Library on Sunday, May 21. 

“Under Milk Wood” was written by Dylan Thomas in 1954 as a radio drama for the British Broadcasting Corporation. It was later adapted for the stage.

“It’s always nice to have our neighbors come perform,” said library coordinator Eileen Fitzgibbons as she introduced the group. 

“We’re happy to be back here in this most beautiful building,” added Sandisfield Players director Ben Luxon...

Norfolk

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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Military Band performs at Yale

NORFOLK —  Marking the end of its summer concerts, the U.S. Coast Guard Band performed on Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Yale School of Music’s Music Shed as part of the Weekend in Norfolk. 
More than 50 highly skilled musicians make up the band, which is based in New London and is directed by Lt. Cmdr. Adam R. Williamson. 

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Church of Christ gives tour of chapel

NORFOLK — The Church of Christ, located at 12 Village Green, opened the doors to the Battell Chapel during the Weekend in Norfolk and offered tours of the chapel’s stained glass windows. 
The chapel was commissioned in 1887 by Urania Battell Humphrey in honor of her parents, Joseph and Sarah Battell. Sarah Battell died before getting to see the chapel finished. 

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Lost Ruby Farm opens its doors

NORFOLK —  As part of the Weekend in Norfolk festivities, Lost Ruby Farm, at 458 Winchester Road, opened its doors to give the public a glimpse into the inner workings of the farm. 
The farm is primarily a goat dairy and creamery farm. However, it also offers other products, such as chickens, pigs and turkeys.
Upon arrival, guests met owner Adair Mali, who was giving out samples of  cheeses produced at the farm. 

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Bringing together art and community

NORFOLK —  The first-ever Weekend in Norfolk community-wide event held Aug. 5 to 7 brought together community organizations, artists and musicians.
Hundreds of people came to town each day.
Co-organizer Sue Frisch said she was impressed with the turnout for the event.

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