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NORFOLK —  The second annual Weekend in Norfolk was held all across the downtown area Aug. 4 to 6.

Events included an art show, farmers market, concert performances, demonstrations of crafts, along with stores offering specials.

Co-organizers Dawn Whalen and Sue Frisch said last year’s success led to the organization of this year’s event.

“This time around we have a lot more events during the course of these three days,” Whalen said. “We have a lot more children’s activities this year. We want this to be fun for the...

Norfolk

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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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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