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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

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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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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