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    Norfolk Then…

    Norfolk boy scouts stand with their leader Carroll Estes on the steps of the Church of Christ Congregational about 1960. Scouting came to Norfolk fifty years earlier in 1911 when architect Alfredo Taylor formed the first troop, named for Norfolk benefactor Frederick M. Shepard, and served as scoutmaster.  After a hiatus during World War II, […]

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    Ellen Griesedieck’s Mural Project Celebrates the American Worker

    By Ruth Melville Ellen Griesedieck thinks big. Her latest project has been 15 years in the making and is five stories tall. Griesedieck is the artist and driving force behind the American Mural Project. The three-dimensional mural, designed as a tribute to the working people of the United States, will eventually be 120 feet long, […]

  • Photo by Shelley Harms

    Just Kidding Around at Lost Ruby Farm

      It’s Kidding Time Text: Baby goats have arrived at Lost Ruby Farm. Ten nannies gave birth, and their milk is now being used to make the farm’s cheeses. Most of the adorable babies are to be sold, available via Craigslist or contact the farm.

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    Glass Is Full for Cookbook Award Winners

    Local cookbook authors Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough have a lot to celebrate, as their 2014 book “Vegetarian Dinner Parties” was nominated for three major awards in the two main U.S. cookbook competitions. The book won the People’s Choice Award and was a finalist in the Health and Special Diet category at the International Association […]

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    Where the Arts and Nature Meet

    By Lindsey Rotolo The new town map was completed in early April, through the hard work of the map committee — Sue Frish, Pete Anderson, Jim Nelson, Richard Byrne, Bella Erder and Hans Carlson. The map will be widely distributed by the second week of May. Berkshire Brochures will handle the distribution, ensuring the map’s […]

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    Norfolk Hair Station Hits the Rails in Station Place

    Eagerly awaited new hair salon opens this month By Colleen Gundlach The light that went out on Station Place last December at the closing of Great Impressions hair salon is being rekindled. Less than five months after Tammi Pavano closed her business next to the former Corner Store, a new owner has filled the empty […]

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    Immaculate Conception Parish Celebrates Historic Anniversaries

    Photo by Bruce Frisch Immaculate Conception Parish began a year of celebration with a special liturgy December 8, 2014, marking the 125th anniversary of Immaculate Conception Church as a parish. Plans are in place for a community event on August 15. Docents will be on hand to introduce friends and neighbors to the beauty and […]

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    Drones Over Norfolk, at Work and at Play

    By Wiley Wood You can’t just fly one straight out of the box, says drone hobbyist Christopher Little, you have to expect to crash a few times when you start out. But the technology to send a guided, camera-carrying drone into the airspace above your backyard is firmly within reach of the civilian consumer. Little, […]

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Courtesy of Norfolk Historical Society

Norfolk Then…

Norfolk boy scouts stand with their leader Carroll Estes on the steps of the Church of Christ Congregational about 1960. Scouting came to Norfolk fifty years earlier in 1911 when architect Alfredo Taylor formed the first troop, named for Norfolk benefactor Frederick M. Shepard, and served as scoutmaster.  After a hiatus during World War II, […]

Community News

Quilt-in at Church of Christ May 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Quilt-in in the chapel dining room, to make log cabin quilts for the Susan B. Anthony Project. No experience necessary. Pot luck lunch will be served. For more information, contact Shirley Metcalf at shirleymetcalf@comcast.net. Rabies Clinic May 2, 10 a.m.-noon. Norfolk’s Animal Control Officer Glen […]

Ellen Griesdieck with a portion of the American Mural Project in its Winsted Home

Ellen Griesedieck’s Mural Project Celebrates the American Worker

By Ruth Melville Ellen Griesedieck thinks big. Her latest project has been 15 years in the making and is five stories tall. Griesedieck is the artist and driving force behind the American Mural Project. The three-dimensional mural, designed as a tribute to the working people of the United States, will eventually be 120 feet long, […]

Photo by Shelley Harms

Just Kidding Around at Lost Ruby Farm

  It’s Kidding Time Text: Baby goats have arrived at Lost Ruby Farm. Ten nannies gave birth, and their milk is now being used to make the farm’s cheeses. Most of the adorable babies are to be sold, available via Craigslist or contact the farm.

Norfolk’s March Weather   

Another Cold Month, but Springtime Is Near By Russell Russ This winter and early spring continued to be cold, very much like last year. The big weather related news this March was the unprecedented water line and sewer line freeze-ups that occurred all over Norfolk and in surrounding towns. The depth of the frost was […]

The Cafe at the Top of Connecticut

By Richard Kessin Photographs by Bruce Frisch I take visitors from the city on walks through Barbour Woods or up Haystack until they are proud of their wilderness adventures and very hungry.  “Can you get lunch around here?” they ask skeptically. “Trust me,” I say as I walk with them to Station Place Café and […]