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NORFOLK —  The Sandisfield Players performed “Under Milk Wood” at the Norfolk Library on Sunday, May 21. 

“Under Milk Wood” was written by Dylan Thomas in 1954 as a radio drama for the British Broadcasting Corporation. It was later adapted for the stage.

“It’s always nice to have our neighbors come perform,” said library coordinator Eileen Fitzgibbons as she introduced the group. 

“We’re happy to be back here in this most beautiful building,” added Sandisfield Players director Ben Luxon...

Norfolk

Filmmaker talks about civil rights icon

NORFOLK —  The Norfolk Library welcomed independent filmmaker Craig Dudnick, who presented his documentary film, “Alice’s Ordinary People,” on Monday, Feb. 27.
The acclaimed film represented the life and accomplishments of Alice Tregay, a lesser known heroine of the early Chicago Civil Rights Movement.
Tregay’s efforts spanning 50 years have helped shape the political scene as it is today, from marches with Dr. Martin Luther King to the presidential election of Barack Obama.

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Executive Order on Immigration: Calling for solidarity, area residents gather

NORFOLK — More than 100 people attended a protest held on Sunday, Feb. 5, at the Town Green against President Donald J. Trump’s executive order banning refugee admissions and people from seven Muslim-majority countries.
Trump signed the executive order, titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” on Jan. 27. The countries are: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

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Dance party breaks out at library

NORFOLK — More than 70 people both young and old attended a concert of Brazilian music at the Norfolk Library on Saturday, Jan. 28.
Performing at the library was Bossa Triba, the melodic branch of the Berkshire Bateria, a percussion ensemble that brings the music of Brazil to audiences in New England and beyond. Before the concert, the band received confirmation that they would play at the Portuguese Festival in Provincetown, Mass., in June.

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Scouts host shoe drive

NORFOLK — Cub Scout Pack 33 is holding a shoe drive through the end of February to benefit a community service project.
The pack is holding the drive for the national nonprofit organization Soles4Souls. Founded in 2006, Soles4Souls is a global effort which has provided over 30 million pairs of shoes to people in 127 different countries. Any shoes in fair or better condition can be dropped off at Botelle Elementary School in Norfolk or at Litchfield Hills Mobile Veterinary Clinic.

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Library hosts architecture exhibit

NORFOLK —  The Norfolk Historical Society held its annual meeting at Norfolk Library on Sunday, Jan. 8, and marked the opening of the exhibition “Hidden in Sight II: Artists, Artisans and Craftsmen of Norfolk’s Golden Age of Architecture.” 
After the meeting, the president of the Norfolk Historical Society,  Barry Webber, hosted a discussion and slide show on innovations in stained glass.
Webber provided examples of Tiffany and Armstrong glasswork at the Battell Chapel at Norfolk Congregational Church.

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Norfolk residents knit for charity

NORFOLK — The Norfolk Library is holding a knitting club every Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
The club knits items including mittens, hats and scarves which are donated to various charities.
The organizer of the club is Ruth Melville, who said the club started in December.

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Fairy tales brought to life at library

NORFOLK —  On Sunday, Dec. 18, The Norfolk Library hosted Ben Luxon and The Sandisfield Players as they presented “Once Upon a Time: Tales from the Brothers Grimm and Roald Dahl,” in which eight actors brought six different fairy tales to life.
Luxon set the stage by explaining exactly what a fairy tale is. 

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Berkshire Country Store opens

NORFOLK — The Berkshire Country Store, located at 6 Station Place, opened its doors in Norfolk during the first week of January.
Store owner Ryan Craig said that patrons have been coming in for everything from breakfast burritos to gallons of milk and paper towels.
This is the first time in almost two years that a general store has operated in Norfolk.
For many years a general store had operated at 2 Station Place, including the Norfolk Corner Store, which was open from February 2012 to September 2014.

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Fire causes minor damage

NORFOLK — A fire on Thursday, Dec. 30, caused minor damage to a house located at 197 North St.
According to the town assessor’s database, the house is owned by Deborah Curtiss.
In an email to The Winsted Journal, Norfolk Fire Department Second Assistant Chief Jonathan Barbagallo wrote that the department was dispatched on 12:48 p.m.

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Benefit for chapel windows

NORFOLK —  On Sunday, Dec. 18, the Church of Christ Congregational hosted a performance by The Mosaic Trio as a benefit to support the windows restoration fund for Battell Chapel.
The chapel boasts three windows designed by Maitland D. Armstrong in 1888 and five by Louis C. Tiffany, designed in 1927. 
Church officials said that, while the windows have been repaired many times throughout the years, it has come to a point where they need to be sent out for restoration.

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