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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...

Norfolk

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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Chamber recognizes Hincks as Business Leader of the Year

Infinity Music Hall & Bistro owner Dan Hincks was among those honored by the Northwest Chamber of Commerce at its annual Celebration of Success Awards dinner on June 27.
Hincks, who opened Infinity in October 2007, was singled out as Business Leader of the Year.
Also recognized was Andrew Roraback as Community Leader of the Year and Community Health and Wellness Center of Greater Torrington for its contribution to the region’s quality of life.

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