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Farmers Market starts early indoors

NORFOLK — The Norfolk Farmers Market held an indoor market on Saturday, March 29, at Battell Chapel on 12 Litchfield Road.
A variety of farm goods and products were sold at the market, including dairy products, fruits, vegetables and syrups.
Nickolas Burton, 17, traveled from the Chase Home Farm in Pine Plains, N.Y., to sell a variety of homemade cheeses.
“I’ve been here three times and I like that everyone’s friendly and that it’s inside,” Nickolas said. ”Some of the markets are outside in the cold during the winter, which can be a little rough.”

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Norfolk First Selectman Susan Dyer

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NORFOLK — With more than 15 years as Norfolk’s first selectman, Susan Dyer has faced important challenges dealing with the town government’s relationship with residents, state legislature and the state’s powerful Office of Policy and Management.
Dyer was born and raised in Missouri and moved to Norfolk after she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education from Missouri State University.
“When I arrived in Norfolk I immediately took an interest in the town’s schools, and I soon became president of the Board of Education,” Dyer said.

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Curling Club enjoys successful season after fire

NORFOLK — The Norfolk Curling Club has had a very busy new season, according to club president Mary Fanette.
The club was shut for two seasons after its clubhouse was burned down by arsonists in December. 2011.
After two years of planning and construction, the new clubhouse officially opened on Nov. 23.
“The leagues started up soon after our grand opening in late November,” Fanette said. “Games are played every weeknight except for Thursday and Sunday afternoons. We have hosted two bonspiels this season.”

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Accreditation awarded to Land Trust

NORFOLK — In late February, the Norfolk Land Trust announced its accreditation with the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance.
The Norfolk Land Trust is one of only 254 accredited land trusts across the country. It was formed in 1982.
According to Land Trust Chairman Shelley Harms, the trust currently preserves more than 3,000 acres of open space with conservation easements.

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Ford wows the crowd at Norfolk Library

NORFOLK — Pianist Michael Ford performed on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Norfolk Library before an audience of more than 75 people, among them resident Carol Hammond.
“He plays wonderfully,” Hammond said after the concert. “To have such a famous musician perform at our library is great. I enjoyed the concert immensely.”
Ford, who performed his first public concert when he was 6 years old, made his symphony orchestra concert debut at 13.
Since 1996 he has collaborated with children’s book author and illustrator, Sandra Boynton on children’s albums.

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Church holds chili cook-off

The Catholic Women’s Club of the Immaculate Conception Church at 4 North St. held a chili cook-off on Saturday, Feb. 8.
The event drew many from the community and was attended by parishioners of the church, members of the community and parishioners from Immaculate Conception Church’s sister parish, Saint Joseph Church in North Canaan.
Gerry Brodnitzki, member of the Catholic Women’s Club and church parishioner, was the event’s main host.
Brodnitzki said the club hosts other fundraising events throughout the year and the women in the club take turns hosting events.

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Fatal crash in Norfolk one of three in area in a week

NORFOLK — A Naugatuck, Conn., man died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in what local emergency personnel described as one of the worst accidents they have ever seen.
The Norfolk accident followed two fatal accidents in Torrington on Dec. 29 and Jan. 3, which claimed the lives of two Litchfield County men.

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Fatal accident in Norfolk Dec. 30

NORFOLK – A Naugatuck, Conn. man died Dec. 30 in what was termed by local emergency personnel as one of the worst accidents they have ever seen.

From fire to ice: Curling Club officially reopens

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NORFOLK — Almost two years after the original clubhouse burned down at the hands of arsonists, the Norfolk Curling Club officially reopened on Saturday, Nov. 23.
The new building is completely made of steel, as opposed to the old clubhouse that was made of wood and steel.
Inside of the building is a living room area complete with sofas surrounding a fireplace.
The new building also includes a fully stocked bar, locker rooms and a new curling rink.

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From fire to ice, Curling Club celebrates new beginnings

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The Norfolk Curling Club held a celebratory barbecue for more than 100 residents and supporters on Saturday, Aug. 10.
The event was held on a property next to its clubhouse at 90 Golf Drive, which is currently being rebuilt.
The original clubhouse, built in 1956, was burned to the ground by two admitted arsonists on Dec.18, 2011.
No one was hurt in the fire, but everything in the clubhouse, including an ice rink, equipment, irreplaceable curling stones and other memorabilia, was destroyed.

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