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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

Witkos and Willis discuss food deserts

NORFOLK —  The Church of Christ’s youth group and the Rev.  Erick Olsen  hosted a forum on food choices and food deserts on Sunday, Jan. 31. 
At the church’s event, state Sen. Kevin Witkos (R-8) and state Rep. Roberta Willis (D-64) spurred a lively discussion to gather ideas about advocacy and hands-on action for local food justice.

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Redeemer’s Ridge Ministries: Serving those who serve

NORFOLK — Redeemer’s Ridge Ministries is a nonprofit organization run by retired firefighter Chip Warner and his wife, Ramona. They started the organization from Norfolk in 2001as an outlet for both service and military personnel. 
Redeemer’s Ridge Ministries aims to provide confidential support for work-related issues, stress and PTSD.  As a retired service worker, Chip Warner found that there was no one providing confidential support to combat work-related stress. 

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Curling Club holds 2015 bonspiel

NORFOLK — The Norfolk Curling Club held its annual bonspiel over the weekend of Dec. 4 to 6, featuring competition from 20 curling clubs hailing from all over the eastern United States and Canada.
The event has taken place every year since the club’s inception 60 years ago, according to Jonathan Barbagallo, a member of the club, and gives Norfolk curling enthusiasts a chance to measure their skills against other curlers from around the area as well as relax with others who share their passion.

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Norfolk Library celebrates the season

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NORFOLK — The Norfolk Library held its annual community Christmas carol singalong on Saturday, Nov. 28.
The event was organized by the Norfolk Library Associates and was attended by more than 100 residents.
The residents, young and old, filled the hallways of the library and sang Christmas classics, including “12 Days of Christmas” and “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.”

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Karaoke for a cause

NORFOLK — The Norfolk Volunteer Fire Department hosted its annual holiday kickoff and karaoke benefit on Saturday, Nov. 21, at Wood Creek Bar and Grill.
Paul Padua, the department’s vice president of administration, and First Assistant Fire Chief Brian Hutchins helped coordinate the event.
According to organizers, the event has been a hit with Norfolk residents and supporters of the fire department for nearly 30 years.

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Connect people to the land

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NORFOLK — Despite progress on environmental issues such as acid rain, much remains to be done to implement the vision of author and scientist Aldo Leopold, according to Gene Likens and Buddy Huffaker.
The two men spoke at the Norfolk Library on Saturday, Nov. 14, as part of Great Mountain Forests’ (GMF) ongoing lecture series on Leopold’s idea of developing environmental ethics.

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Curling Club celebrates with Wine on Ice

NORFOLK — The Norfolk Curling Club’s second annual Wine on Ice fundraiser was a success, according to organizers.
The event took place at the Curling Club’s clubhouse and was attended by more than 200 people. 
The Ledgebrook Spirit Shop and various other wine and beer distributors offered tastings, and attendees could purchase bottles.

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Ecology ethics discussed

NORFOLK — More than 60 residents attended “Land and Ethics: Aldo Leopold’s Legacy in the 21st Century” at the Norfolk Library on Saturday, Nov. 14.
The event was part of the library’s Great Mountain Forest lecture series.

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Local author leads discussion series

NORFOLK — Christine Woodcock, a longtime educator with a focus on literacy issues, is leading a discussion series at the Norfolk Church of Christ based on her recent book “The Evolution of Us: Portraits of Mothers and Their Changing Roles.”
The second of the three-part series was held Sunday, Nov. 8, and the theme she focused on was “acceptance,” which she defined as how we accept other mothers, our role as mothers, and ultimately, ourselves. 

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New season at Curling Club

NORFOLK — The Norfolk Curling Club, located at 70 Golf Drive, recently opened for the season.
It is a nonprofit organization established in 1956 and is operated entirely by volunteers.
The club is offering membership discounts for first year curlers and various members have said that, with a  cozy clubhouse brimming with good-natured competition and camaraderie, learning how to curl could be a good way to get through a long winter.

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