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NORFOLK — On Friday, June 30, the inaugural concert of the Yale School of Music’s 2017 Emerging Artist Showcase took place at the Norfolk Music Shed. Admission was free to this casual concert where the attendees sat around the stage in an intimate setting. There were also people live streaming the event through a web cam.

The concert was called the New Music Recital and featured five new pieces composed by Yale students who are under the tutelage of New Music Workshop Director Martin Bresnick.

“The students have spent 10 days preparing pieces with the...

Norfolk

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

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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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Business Profile: Artisans Guild offers variety of works

NORFOLK — The Artisans Guild, located at 10 Station Place, is a colorful store which co-owner, Vee Kausel, calls “an outlet for the local artisans.”
The store houses the unique works of some 40 local artists at any given time, according to Kausel, who co-owns the store with Kathy Williams.
She said that everything from leather and wood work, handmade jewelry, hand painted yarns and other fiber arts, pottery and textiles, artwork, and savories can be found at the store.

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