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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...

Norfolk

Connect people to the land

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

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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Norfolk 2015 Election Results

These results were provided by the town clerk of Norfolk. The winners are marked with an asterisk.

First Selectman

* Susan Dyer (D), 301

Petitioning Candidate

Matthew Riiska, 273

Selectmen

* Leo Francis Colwell Jr. (D), 423

* Joshua DeCerbo (R), 291

Town Treasurer

Dyer and Riiska debate, give answers

NORFOLK — On Saturday, Oct. 24, Norfolk held a debate between candidates for first selectman at Infinity Music Hall.
During the debate, candidates Sue Dyer, Democrat, and Matt Riiska, unaffiliated, agreed on a number of goals and answered questions from a panel and the public. 

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Farmers Market to end season Saturday

editor@winstedjournal.com

NORFOLK —  This year’s Farmers Market season will end on Saturday, Oct. 10, in front of Town Hall on 19 Maple Ave. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This year’s market started in mid-May.

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Consolidation plan fails at referendum

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COLEBROOK AND NORFOLK — A plan to consolidate the school districts in Colebrook and Norfolk was rejected at a referendum on Tuesday, Sept. 22.
In Norfolk, residents approved the plan by a vote of 314-238.
However, residents in Colebrook rejected the plan by a vote of 369-175.
In order for the consolidation plan to move forward, voters from both towns would have had to approve the plan.

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Vote on proposed school consolidation next week

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COLEBROOK AND NORFOLK — After several years of studies and analysis, along with several months of public meetings to hear feedback, residents of both Colebrook and Norfolk will have a chance to vote on whether both town’s school districts will be consolidated on Tuesday, Sept. 22.
Both Colebrook Town Hall and Norfolk Town Hall will be open for referendum voting from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. for voting.

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