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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

Norfolk celebrates holidays with market

NORFOLK —  The Norfolk Farmers Market held its annual Holiday Fair on Saturday, Dec. 6, at Battell Chapel in Norfolk.
While the market typically runs throughout the warm months, Sue Frisch, chairman of the market’s steering committee, said the holiday market has many more vendors and artisans.

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Norfolk residents sing in harmony

NORFOLK — The annual Norfolk Library Carol Sing was held at the library on Saturday, Nov. 29, with more than 50 participants.
The event is sponsored by the Library Associates. Children sat on the floor near the piano while adults sat in rows of metal folding chairs. The chairs filled up quickly, leaving many residents to stand along the walls and shelves.

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CultureMAX honors community

NORFOLK — The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council (NCAC) partnered with Infinity Hall and Aquarion Water to sponsor their first CultureMAX awards ceremony. The event was held at Infinity Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 18.
Around 200 residents attended the event, which was held to recognize and reward artists, heritage workers, cultural organizations, volunteers and businesses in the Northwest Corner.

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New York City poet reads at Norfolk Library

NORFOLK — More than 40 people attended a poetry reading by New York City poet and teacher Taylor Mali at the Norfolk Library on Friday, Oct. 10.
“I grew up in Norfolk, and I have a lot of family in this area,” Mali said in an interview before the performance. “This is my fourth time doing a reading at the Norfolk Library. I’m doing a reading tonight, but I tell stories too. No one’s ever entirely sure when I’m reciting a poem or just talking.”

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Gearheads hold fundraiser

NORFOLK —  The Northwestern Regional High School robotics team, the Gearheads, held a fundraising tag sale in Norfolk on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 35 Maple Ave. The fundraiser was held despite heavy rain.
The event was held to raise funds for the team to compete at future events and to build a robot for a new competition season.

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Norfolk Corner Store closed

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NORFOLK — The Corner Store at 2 Station Place closed in early September.
The building itself is owned by Canton resident Martha Pallone.
Pallone said the operator of the store since February 2012 was Fadhl Saleh.
The Corner Store was the only retail outlet in town for residents to purchase groceries and food, including milk, bakery goods and other items.

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Residents kick up their feet at barn dance

NORFOLK — The Norfolk Library Association (NLA) hosted a barn dance at the Mudge Farm on Saturday, Sept. 27.
More than 135 residents attended the event. 
Live square dance music was provided by local band Square One, with many of the attendees dressed up in western outfits.

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Fun for all at Farmers Market Fair

NORFOLK — The Norfolk Farmers Market held its second annual Agricultural Fair on Saturday, Aug. 16.
The fair included face painting, a pie-eating contest and traditional agricultural showings.
Items such as vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers and baked goods were submitted by local residents for the chance to win a ribbon. Judging criteria included appearance, freshness, quality and overall appeal.
Market board member Mike Sconyers volunteered as a judge for the vegetable exhibits.

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Marking Civil War’s anniversary

NORFOLK — More than 250 residents attended a concert performed by the Litchfield County Choral Union held at the Norfolk Music Shed on Sunday, July 27.
The concert theme was “Music for Patriots and Politicians” and was held in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
Union member Sue Grande said the Choral Union was started more than 100 years ago by the Battell Family who believed that everyone should be able to enjoy music.

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Principal leaves Pearson school

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WINSTED AND NORFOLK — Matthew O’Connell resigned as principal of Pearson Middle School on Wednesday, July 23.
The resignation was announced by Superintendent of Schools Anne Watson via email to members of the Board of Education.
O’Connell resigned six weeks before the official start of the 2014-2015 school year for students, which is Wednesday, Aug. 27.

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