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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.

“I’ve worked in markets as a volunteer,” Warner said. “I used to sell my own vegetables at a market, and I have worked as an organic service provider. I’m looking forward to putting all those skills to use...

Norfolk

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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Wildflower workshop

NORFOLK — The Executive Director of Aton Forest, John Anderson, led a wildflower workshop as part of the Weekend in Norfolk event on On Saturday, Aug. 6.
Anderson talked about plants in the forest and how to identify certain species. He spoke about which plants do well in Connecticut, especially the Northwest Corner.

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Norfolk General Store to reopen

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NORFOLK —  The town’s general store, located at 2 Station Place, is set to reopen.

On June 14, the town received an application for a special permit from Four Winds Endeavors, which is owned by Goshen resident Ryan Craig.

Craig previously owned and operated Berkshire Country Store, located in West Cornwall, which was closed last year after two years in business.

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Student composers perform at festival

NORFOLK —  As part of Norfolk’s Chamber Music Festival, student composers from Yale University were spotlighted as they performed original pieces at the Music Shed in Norfolk Friday, July 1. Students used extended techniques to bend sounds from traditional instruments, making for a very abstract concert program that was available for viewers all around the world to live-stream over the Internet.

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Esty on Brexit, Supreme Court

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NORFOLK — Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-5) held a Congress On Your Corner event on Sunday, June 26, at the Norfolk Library. About 30 people attended.
She covered a variety of topics including the Brexit vote, gun safety, the Supreme Court and the Patient Protection and the  Affordable Care Act.
On Brexit, she said it was a lesson to voters about the importance of being informed.

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Congresswoman Esty stops in Norfolk

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NORFOLK — Thirty residents attended a “Congress On Your Corner” event with Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-5) on Sunday, June 26, at the Norfolk Library.

Esty held similar events throughout her district during the day and spent 45 minutes at the library talking to residents about various issues, including the recent Brexit vote in the United Kingdom, gun safety, the Supreme Court and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.

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Car accident results in injuries

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NORFOLK — Two people were injured in a three-car accident that took place on Greenwoods Road in Norfolk on Monday, June 13.
According to the accident report written by State Police Officer Rafael Figueiral, Sharon resident Guillermo Morales, 19, was driving his 2001 Volkswagen Jetta down Route 44 westbound, 100 feet east of the intersection of Tim O’Connor Road.
A Toyota Corolla driven by Winsted resident Zuleyka Rodriguez-Garcia, 27, was traveling directly behind Morales.

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