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NORFOLK —  The second annual Weekend in Norfolk was held all across the downtown area Aug. 4 to 6.

Events included an art show, farmers market, concert performances, demonstrations of crafts, along with stores offering specials.

Co-organizers Dawn Whalen and Sue Frisch said last year’s success led to the organization of this year’s event.

“This time around we have a lot more events during the course of these three days,” Whalen said. “We have a lot more children’s activities this year. We want this to be fun for the...

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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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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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