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    Indoor Soccer at the Botelle Gym

    “It’s open to anyone, any age and any sex,” says organizer Antonio Guindon. The indoor soccer season starts in October and meets every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. except for school holidays. Teenagers are matched with players in their fifties. Attendance varies from 15 to 30 players a session. “The main point is to have […]

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    Russell Russ Records Norfolk’s Weather for the National Weather Service

    Continuing an 82-Year Tradition By Colleen Gundlach There has been a lot of discussion in Norfolk about the town’s ability to keep young people here and provide them employment. There are, however, families whose contribution to the town has spanned generations and provided not only a livelihood but a way of life. The Russ family […]

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    The Christmas Bird Count

    Citizen Scientists Make Their Mark By Susannah Wood On December 14, in the dark and cold of 4 a.m., Ray Belding is going to be in the woods calling to owls. For the next 10 hours or so he and his team will be counting every bird they see for the annual Audubon Christmas Bird […]

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    Norfolk Offers Dial-A-Ride Bus Service

    “We’ll go anywhere people need to go” By Christopher Sinclair It’s hard to imagine, but the town of Norfolk was once a transportation hub. Conductors barked orders, and steam-driven trains came to a reluctant halt in the village center where Norfolk residents now pick up their mail and deposit their checks. People traveled with ease […]

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    Botelle Students Honor Veterans

    By Ann DeCerbo While many schools around the country enjoyed a day off, Botelle School presented a ninety-minute Veteran’s Day assembly on November 11, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The veterans’ arrival was marked by a row of flags along the upper parking lot. A range of school staff and volunteers under the direction […]

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    Botelle Beat—December 2014

    Student Harvest of Awards and Trophies By Ann DeCerbo Sixth grader Kendra Link was awarded the 2014 Botelle Superintendent’s Award at the November Board of Education meeting.  The award, presented by Superintendent Mary Beth Iacobelli, is based on “community service and service to others, academic success and leadership service to the school community.” Botelle traditions […]

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    Haystack Quilters

    Under the instruction of fabric artist Shirley Metcalf, third from left above, the Haystack quilters use the latest technology and equipment. Scissors have been replaced by a rotary cutter, which can slice through four layers of fabric at a time. The quilting proper is performed by a long-arm, free-standing quilting machine. Fabric has been donated, […]

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    Norfolk Then . . .

    December brings the Calder Trophy Men’s Bonspiel to Norfolk. Established about 1960, the trophy is named after John Walcott Calder of Utica, NY, a veteran curler who curled in the first-ever Olympic demonstration at the 1936 Winter Games in Lake Placid. Calder’s daughter, Elisabeth, introduced the sport to Norfolk when she married Ted Childs, and […]

Articles

The Sharing Economy Comes to Norfolk

New Business Model Threatens Local Innkeeper By Wiley Wood The basic idea of the sharing economy is that if you have an asset that is not being fully used—a car that sits in the driveway, a vacant couch, a pup tent in a closet, fancy camera equipment—you can hook up through the digital world with […]

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Russell Russ Records Norfolk’s Weather for the National Weather Service

Continuing an 82-Year Tradition By Colleen Gundlach There has been a lot of discussion in Norfolk about the town’s ability to keep young people here and provide them employment. There are, however, families whose contribution to the town has spanned generations and provided not only a livelihood but a way of life. The Russ family […]

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The Christmas Bird Count

Citizen Scientists Make Their Mark By Susannah Wood On December 14, in the dark and cold of 4 a.m., Ray Belding is going to be in the woods calling to owls. For the next 10 hours or so he and his team will be counting every bird they see for the annual Audubon Christmas Bird […]

Economic Development Commission Readies for Action

Toby Young Named Co-Director By Lindsey Pizzica Rotolo Norfolk’s Economic Development Commission (EDC) has a robust agenda for 2015. Newly appointed co-director Toby Young and longtime leader Libby Borden foresee the organization having a fruitful year. At the top of the agenda is utilizing the consultant that will soon be appointed to Norfolk and seven […]

Norfolk Library Plans for the Next Century

Preserving an Architectural Gem By Ruth Melville The Norfolk Library is one of the architectural highlights of our town. For over 125 years this striking building on the Village Green has served the people of Norfolk, not only as a home for books, but as a gathering place for town residents. The library recently received […]

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Norfolk Offers Dial-A-Ride Bus Service

“We’ll go anywhere people need to go” By Christopher Sinclair It’s hard to imagine, but the town of Norfolk was once a transportation hub. Conductors barked orders, and steam-driven trains came to a reluctant halt in the village center where Norfolk residents now pick up their mail and deposit their checks. People traveled with ease […]