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NORFOLK —  The Norfolk Farmer’s Market, which is held inside Town Hall during the winter, has a new market master. Seth Warner was named to the position in late January. 

In an interview during the market on Saturday, March 18, Warner, a New Hartford resident, said that he comes with years of experience in the markets.

“I’ve worked in markets as a volunteer,” Warner said. “I used to sell my own vegetables at a market, and I have worked as an organic service provider. I’m looking forward to putting all those skills to use...

Norfolk

Farmers market celebrates Norfolk Day

NORFOLK — The Norfolk Farmers Market held a special community and business session in celebration of Norfolk Day on Sunday, Aug. 15.

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Annual showcase for local artists

NORFOLK —  The Norfolk Chamber Music Festival held its annual art show Aug. 7 to 9 at the Battell Stoeckel Gallery.
The annual show, organized by artist Ruthann Olsson, brings together artists from throughout Norfolk.

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Chamber music at library

NORFOLK — The Norfolk Library hosted a classical music concert as part of the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival on Sunday, August 9.
Young musicians taking part in the summer residency programs of the Yale School of Music and the festival presented a selection of pieces written by Bach to an enthusiastic audience of music lovers.

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Concerns addressed on proposed school district merger

NORFOLK — On Monday, Aug. 10, Jonathan Costa, director of school and program services at Education Connection, hosted a meeting about a potential merger of school districts at the Botelle School.
The meeting was held to discuss the potential consolidation of Colebrook and Norfolk school districts.
The district, if merged, would be housed at Botelle School.

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Meetings and referendum scheduled

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COLEBROOK and NORFOLK —  Two separate public information meetings will be held next week to discuss the proposed merger of Norfolk and Colebrook school districts.
The first meeting will be held on Monday, Aug. 10, at Botelle School in Norfolk at 7 p.m.
The second meeting will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Colebrook Consolidated School at 7 p.m.

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Curling club holds Flora to Feast

NORFOLK — The Norfolk Curling Club held its first Flora to Feast garden tour, dinner and silent auction fundraiser on Saturday, June 27.
The club continues to raise funds to recoup rebuilding costs after an arson fire reduced the facility down to smoldering ashes in 2011. It was reconstructed from the ground up in 2013.

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Children’s art at farmers market

NORFOLK — The Farmers Market showcased a variety of local children’s artwork on Saturday, June 27.
The art, created by Norfolk children under the leadership of Yale students, was made in the course of two days at the Yale School of Art in Norfolk.
“I think it went well, though I’ve always wished for more children,” said Sam Messer, director at the art school.

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Children change into superheroes at library

NORFOLK — Enthusiastic fans and parents met with Tyler Green, finalist on the sixth season of SyFy’s television show “Face Off,” at the Norfolk Library on Friday, June 19.
The library is hosting a variety of superhero-themed events this summer and was pleased to welcome Green for a live makeup workshop. 

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Gift of sawmill will change life at Great Mountain Forest

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NORFOLK — The Great Mountain Forest (GMF) has a new sawmill, donated by Schuyler and Heather Thomson of Norfolk.
Schuyler Thomson paid a visit to GMF’s Norfolk headquarters to see the new machine in action on Friday, June 12.
GMF Director Hans Carlson said the organization’s old sawmill was not only old but was also dangerous, and the insurance cost was prohibitive.
By contrast, “the insurance on this is the same as a lawnmower.”

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Freedom of information rules discussed

NORFOLK — Tom Hennick, public education officer from the state’s Freedom of Information Commission held a seminar on Tuesday, June 2, at Town Hall.
At the meeting Hennick explained open meeting rules to members of town boards, commissions and the general public. 
Hennick discussed the three different types of meetings recognized under the Freedom of Information Act: regular, special and emergency.  

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