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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...

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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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Morris Dancers come to town

NORFOLK — Six groups of Morris dancers visited the area and the Norfolk Library on Saturday, June 11.
The library hosted one stop for the Bouwerie Boys Morris Dancers from Manhattan and the Pokingbrook Morris Men from the Albany area. 

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Norfolk Farmers Market hits 10 years

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NORFOLK — The Norfolk Farmers Market held a 10th anniversary celebration on Saturday, May 28.
With the celebration, the market has started its outdoor season in the front of Town Hall on 19 Maple Ave.
Market master Theresa Cannavo credits the longevity of the market to the variety of vendors who sell the market each week and to the market’s steering committee.

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Exhibit showcases Bosnia and Serbia photographs

NORFOLK — A photography exhibit featuring pictures from Bosnia and Serbia opened Saturday, May 7, at the Norfolk Library.
Some of the photos were taken by Northwest Connecticut native Babs Perkins, who took them over the five months she spent in the region last year. 

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Author talks about dog rescues

NORFOLK —  Author Peter Zheutlin was at the Norfolk Library on Saturday, April 30, sharing the story of his book, “Rescue Road.” The book tells the story of Greg Mahle, a man who makes a 3,500-mile journey every other week of the year to transport dogs from the southern states up to New England. 

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Church holds liquor benefit

NORFOLK — The Norfolk Church of Christ held a wine, beer and spirit tasting event on Saturday, April 30, at the Blackberry River Inn.
Proceeds from the event went toward the general fund for the church, which co-organizers said is very active in the community.
“We’ve done this for at least 10 years,” said church member Suzanne Hinman. 

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Nashville comes to Norfolk

NORFOLK — Ed Snodderly, renowned musician and songwriter from East Tennessee, entertained a full house at the Norfolk Library on Saturday, April 2. 
“It’s good to be back here in Norfolk,” said Snodderly, who played in the library years ago as part of a duo. “This is a great place to play, among the imagination and the facts. I took the long way here, saw some good country.”

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Book talk: From Iran to America

NORFOLK — Pari Forood talked about her true-life novel, “The Gates of Light,” at the Norfolk Library on Saturday, March 19. 
Forood is of Iranian descent. Her father came to America from Iran in 1948 to go to school, and married her mother, a “firebrand.” 
On the heels of the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979, she lied about her name. 

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Witkos taken to task

Campus closure
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NORFOLK —  More than 30 residents attended a coffee hour event organized by Sen. Kevin Witkos (R-8) on Saturday, March 12, at Haystack Pizza restaurant.
Topics in the discussion included the current status of the state’s budget and the potential closing of the University of Connecticut’s Torrington campus.
Witkos has recently been quoted in state media as supporting the idea of closing the campus to save money in the state’s budget.

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Opening for regional artists at library

NORFOLK— An opening reception was held on Sunday, March 6, at the Norfolk Library for a group show by Norfolk Artists and Friends.
The group is a professional organization of artists living and working in the Norfolk area. Members exhibit every August in the Battell Stoeckel Arts Gallery. The show currently in the library is built around the theme of books, with the painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry and decorative arts all taking some inspiration from books.

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