The homunculi that people Norfolk artist Ron Sloan’s paintings are descendants of the homunculus in Edvard Munch’s “The Scream.” The colors are bright, expressive, and the landscapes stark. A number of accomplished drawings accompany this suite of small paintings. The exhibition will be in place through March.
Owner of Corner Store Still Upbeat About Norfolk By Ruth Melville Like many similar stores in small New England towns, the Norfolk Corner Store finds it hard to remain profitable throughout the year. In our area alone, the Colebrook Store, which had been in continuous operation from 1812 until it closed in 2007, recently [...]
The Norfolk Farmer’s Market held its first-ever indoor winter market at the town hall. There were local jams and jellies, greenhouse-grown shiitake mushrooms, hand-made salamis, Hudson Valley cheeses, olive oils, very local maple syrup, artisan-style breads and eggs from happy chickens. Somehow, all of this fit into the attic space that most Norfolkians know as [...]
It was fiesta time at the Church of the Immaculate Conception when the Catholic Women’s Club hosted their midwinter chili cook-off on Saturday, Feb. 8. Twenty-two chilis were lined up for tasting in the church’s Klauer Hall. Among the more exotic offerings were vegetarian chilis, seafood chilis, and a moose meat chili, ranged alongside a [...]
Jugglers, a lion tamer, a sword swallower and an assortment of sideshow freaks occupied the stage at Battell Chapel on February 12 and paraded through the aisles while a top-hatted P. T. Barnum (Louise Davis) directed traffic with his riding crop. This visit from the Greatest Show on Earth was masterminded by the Isabella Eldridge [...]
Bounty of Snow and Cold Brings Wide Choice of Winter Activities By Janet Gokay Too bad about Sochi. While Olympic athletes and spectators alike were sunning themselves in 64-degree weather there on Valentine’s Day, the real winter sports were in full swing here in Norfolk. True, the spectacular snowfalls of the past few weeks [...]
From Mother Goose to Ogden Nash, March winds have been the poet’s muse. In the familiar nursery rhyme, they bring April showers and May flowers. In 1888, however, March winds brought in the biggest blizzard to hit the Northeast in recorded history. Beginning on March 12, the storm lasted three days and crippled the region [...]
The wing span of 36 inches and the absence of ear tufts suggest that the owl that made this impression in the snow was a barred owl (Strix varia). They feed on rodents, which they take from the air, mostly at night, seizing them with their powerful talons. The photograph was taken with an iPhone [...]
National Recognition of Excellence In February, the Norfolk Land Trust (NLT) received its accreditation from the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance (LTA). One of only 254 land trusts across the country that are currently accredited, the NLT is authorized to display a seal indicating to the [...]
Town Budget Likely to Remain Flat But Tax Rate Will Rise Slightly By Wiley Wood Property in Norfolk is appraised every five years in keeping with state law, and the latest results are in, according to Assessor Michele Sloane. The grand list has lost about 4.6 percent of its value overall, with real estate [...]
Fiber Optic Has Potential to Attract New Norfolk Residents By Kurt Steele Kim Maxwell, a Norfolk resident who has been involved in a number of communications businesses, has been talking since last spring with town leaders and residents about the benefits of Norfolk building its own fiber optic high-speed system. “If fiber high-speed services [...]
Navigating The Sherwood Forest of Public Access By Colleen Gundlach In Norfolk, tuning in to Channel 6 on cable television brings an array of locally produced programs, from a Botelle Board of Education meeting to a Salisbury zoning meeting to the daily Morning Show simulcast from WHDD in Sharon. Formally titled Community Access Television [...]
Downtown Will Get Six Affordable Apartments By Bob Bumcrot The Foundation for Norfolk Living is moving forward with plans to purchase two houses and convert them into affordable apartments. The houses, at 40 and 46 Greenwoods Road, sit next to the town meadow. “We have options to purchase these adjacent homes,” said Lou [...]
The Norfolk Connecticut Children’s Foundation offers college scholarships to high school seniors who are Norfolk residents. Completed applications are due by no later than May 15, 2014. The application form is available on the NCCF website (www.norfolkchildren.com - ”Apply For a Grant” tab). If you have questions or need additional information, please contact any board member.