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Looking for someone to come to our house to do private swim lessons for
our 5-yr old son. Any ideas out there?
Does anyone have recommendations for contractors who handle adding
second floors to existing one story homes? Such contractors need to have
in place an adequate workforce to remove the existing roof, build the
new structure, then make weather tight the new 2nd floor and roof
quickly. The project location is Norfolk.
- BF (2)
JH, I have to ask. Does the course water cycles and weather patterns
refer to "global warming" or now the more politically correct "climate
AB-G and LD: I have neither the time, nor the inclination, to go
searching NorfolkNet for such specifics. I also do not have the
time, nor the interest, to search past posts that are weeks or
months old for single sentences, as you both suggest. My reply to
DT was rational, not personal and substantive. Funny how neither
of you mentioned that. I also find it ironic that AB-G, who is
seemingly a life-long educator, does not take exception to the
mis-characterization of teachers as a source of society's problems.
AB-G, were you responsible for teaching students common sense? DT
says you were. Did you too fail at it as DT implies?
AB-G - here is quote from one of your posts that I also find relevant.
"As of six years ago, when I would make any value judgement regarding
behavior, most of my students would look at me as if I were insane
or with indignation". Maybe these kids were smarter and had more
Common Sense than you gave them credit for. Did you consider that?
This is preceded by your sentence that teachers no longer teach
values. This is another broad, sweeping statement that is deeply
offensive to educators everywhere. It is sad that a teacher, such
as yourself, is the person making this statement.
AB-G and DT, you should really reassess what the agreed upon role
of teachers is before faulting them for the petty foolishness
(crossing the street, riding a bike) that you claim teachers are
responsible for. I would prefer our teachers stick to the traditional
subjects, such as reading, writing, mathematics, science, foreign
languages, art, gym, music, history, computer science, economics,
etc., while they leave the "common sense" to the parents. Is this
unreasonable? Reading the long list of subjects that teachers are
already responsible for, when do we fit in a class called "common
sense"? If you figure it out, please share. Also, how would you
both suggest we grade students in "Common Sense", and
what do we do if they fail (according to your standards)?
For impeccable work on your suit, go to the Medway Tailor on 109
eastbound across from the eastern end of the Medway shopping center.
It's virtually impossible to detect his alterations.
I am a 18 year old Senior who just graduated and would like to earn some
more income in preparation for college. I can do most anything yard
work related, as well as most odd jobs. Please contact me at
if you are interested!
Can I get recommendations for an honest local auto mechanic that
specializes in domestic trucks (Ford, Chevy, Dodge)?
Wondering why is Norfolk awash in pink balloons today? It is our
special way of remembering our friend Taylor Manning. Taylor passed
away unexpectedly one year ago today. We miss her and wanted to let the
Manning family know that we still remember her smile and ``can do''
attitude. The balloons were a special tribute to this special girl and
her family. Girl Scout Troop 3616 (Taylor's Troop) organized this
event to remember their friend and the fun times they shared. The
proceeds will be donated to Camp Jewell YMCA in Taylor's memory.
If you would like to make a donation in Taylor's memory to Camp Jewell
YMCA please visit the link below. It will direct you to a page where
you can donate in Taylor's name.
Eliza, Meg, Maggie, Hannah, Caroline, Katie, Caitlin, Eleanor and Corinne
Can anyone recommend a local tailor for men's suits? Thanks!
Hi--I am certified to teach American Heart Saver CPR with an AED. Contact
to set up a class.
Hi CC, CPR courses are offered at Safety Trainers in Auburn -
t was a bit of a drive but
the best price I found. ?They are also offered at Morton Hospital in
Taunton. Good luck!
LB - Call Dover Trucking. They are a terrific
company and their price to weekly pickup is very fair. You can reach them at 1-888-918-7274 or at
Received a notice of an
June 23: The 1st annual Massachusetts
Cycle the WAVE (Women Against Violence Everywhere)
, hosted by Web of Benefit
and The WAVE Foundation
, is a sponsored, non-competitive, all-women's
cycling event. It is a venue created for women of all ages and fitness
levels to experience camaraderie, increase awareness of domestic violence
through visibility and raise funds for local domestic violence programs.
Ride starts and ends in Ashland, MA and goes through Dover, Holliston,
Medfield, Millis, Natick, Needham, Sherborn, and Westwood. Riders can
choose between the 25 mile Little Sister route or 50 mile Big Sister route.
This day of fun and surprises includes a well stocked rest stop and a
celebration at the finish line including Legal Sea Foods 'Chowda' Truck,
LUNA Bars, goodies from Whole Foods and Starbucks, girly gift bags, music,
massages, and more! Our ride does not require fundraising, just a
registration fee and 100% of proceeds benefit local domestic violence
programs. Learn more:
CS: Be very specific in your assertion re who the "real bully" is,
please. Quotes would be much appreciated. I mean this. You can
use the "Find on This Page" if you wish.
There are many who bully subtly and not-so-subtly, on this page.
So before you accuse me alone, reread some of the pos ts directed
at DT. Try using the "Find on this page" if you have it. Did I
hit a nerve by implying that (I can't remember the initials)
was trying to bully DT and get him to stop his remarks? Does it
have to do with one's opinion whether or not a post is to be summarily
classified as bullying? BB's remark about Coor's was gratuitous
and over the line. Is he/she a bully? Yes, it is fine to agree
to disagree. Not everyone shares THAT world-view on here. If we
all minded our own business this forum would be a lot smaller.
Please do not tell me or anyone else to
mind their own business.
Someone might consider you a - well, you know - a bully.
LB, Dover Trucking is wonderful, and they have single stream recycling,
which makes it so easy! You can email me through the webmaster if you
want further information.
LB: Highly recommend Dover Trucking for your trash and recycling pick
up. They are a family owned company right here in Norfolk.
Professional, neat, reasonable and all around great company and owners.
The drunken idiot comment was implied in a post from BB on 4/19. The
attack on a spelling error occurred in a post from NS on 5/1. Try to
Looking for someone to do about 4 hours of yard work for me. A high
school or college student would be perfect for this job. If interested,
e-mail me at
Full-size, adjustable, outdoor Basketball Hoop - Free!
Must be able to collect. Help with disassembly provided.
or call 508-528-9584
[Update 5/19 11:20am: The basketball hoop has been picked up by someone who saw the advertisement.
Thank you! - JW]
I am a little late in jumping in on the drugs at the school
conversations. They were interesting to read. Drugs in schools
are everywhere - private and public. I found the conversation
around the schools covering up the drug issues and not getting the
police involved disturbing. After the 7th grader who was dealing
drugs incident I was particularly rattled when my kids who attend
KPMS asked what type of police punishment did the boys get and it
appears to be none, at least for one of the two boys. With all
the DARE education they have been taught that these type of actions
are serious offenses then the school should definitely follow through
with these teachings. Otherwise, it makes it OK to keep doing it
in our schools. I think the punishment at the schools end should
be just a serious. I was very disappointed to see that one of the
boys was out playing on the baseball team like a hero to his peers.
And if it is not the police and not the schools where is the parents'
involvement and correction?
OK. A compliment and complaint to the town of Norfolk. The compliment
is on the on line bill paying system in place in that there is one. I
just went on line to renew our dump stickers. However, two huge
complaints about it. One, you don't take a Visa credit card. Really?
And two, I got slapped with a $2.50 fee not by transaction but by the
number of vehicles?!!! That is ridiculous.
Norfolk Lions 50/50 Golf Ball Drop
Weather forecast for Norfolk Community Day 2013: It will be raining golf
balls at mid-afternoon!
How would you like a chance to win up to $1000 or $250 and support local
charities at the same time? Buy one of the Norfolk Lion's charity golf
balls for $10.00. This year up to 250 numbered golf balls will be sold and
two prizes will be awarded.
At 3:00 on Norfolk Community Day, all numbered balls will be placed in a
container and dropped 40 feet from the top of the Norfolk Fire Dept ladder
truck. The balls will fall onto a 100 foot circle painted on the grass with
a pin in the center. The ball closest to the pin wins $1000 and the second
closest ball wins $250. The remaining $1250 will be donated to Norfolk
charities to be named at a later date.
In the unlikely event of a tie, the winnings will be split. The Norfolk
Police Dept will monitor judging. You do not have to be present to win.
With only 250 balls sold, your odds of winning are fantastic, so hurry and
get yours. The Norfolk Lions will be selling golf balls at the Norfolk
Recycling/Transfer Station on Saturday, June 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
and at the Pond Street Complex on Sunday, June 2 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00
p.m. They will also be on sale at Community Day, if not already sold out.
You must be 18 or older to participate. Norfolk Lions and their families
are eligible to enter.
Norfolk Community Day 2013 will take place on Saturday, June 8, 11:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m., at the Holmes family property, 22 Myrtle St., Norfolk.
- PS, Norfolk Lions
Hi DT -
I'm doing exactly as you ask, trying to foster some intelligent
conversation here. I've undertaken a detailed review of my children's
recent assignments and study subjects given to them by the Norfolk
Public Schools. I'm having a hard time discerning which of these topics
are left wing blather and furthering the liberal agenda, as you put it.
Would you please care to enlighten me? Thanks!
- Capitalization and Punctuation
- The Water Cycle and Weather Patterns
- Math Vocabulary, e.g. remainder and multiple
- Continents and Oceans
- Alliterative Sentences
- States and Capitals
There was a 2nd Grade unit on Rosa Parks and MLK, perhaps these are what you are referring to?
(photo: Andrew Obara gives Bill E. Shakesbeare his new library card and book)
- RG, NPL
Well, it took long enough, but I finally have a name. I'm Bill E.
Shakesbeare and I reside at the Norfolk Public Library. I was given my name
by Andrew Obara and Kate Crump, winners of the name the bear contest.
It's an awesome
name because I'm named after one of the greatest authors of all time... Mr.
William Shakespeare! I got my library card yesterday and the first book I'm
going to read is William Shakespeare: His Life & Times. I guess I should
learn everything I can about my namesake!
I hope everyone will join me in the library's great summer reading fun
this year. I plan to sign up as soon as registration opens on June 27th!
I've heard that Ms. Marissa is planning some fabulous programs for children
& teens and Mrs. Glasser has some great things planned for all the
Stop by and say hello when you're in the library.
Bill E. Shakesbeare
I'd like to give a big thumbs up to Cronin Landscaping. Garrick Cronin
started his business recently, and I found him from his 3/31 posting on
Norfolknet. I made an appointment with him and discussed my yard needs.
Garrick provided a very reasonable proposal and we firmed up the
agreement. He showed up when he said he would, and he and his crew worked
each day until they were done with no fooling around. My yard now looks
terrific, and I know I can count on Garrick to keep it nice looking all
season long. If you missed his post, you can reach him at:
or at 774.218.0363. He's the one to call!
The Federated Church of Norfolk will hold a Pancake breakfast on June 1
from 8:00 - 10:00 AM in the fellowship hall of the church. In addition to
our famous homemade pancakes, ham, sausage and cinnamon rolls, we will also
cook omelets or fresh eggs to order. Fresh homemade biscuits and sausage
gravy are also available. All you can eat for $7, with a Sr. citizen cost
of $5 and breakfast is free for children under age 10. We will not be
serving breakfast in July and August. Look for a return of our monthly
breakfast in September. The Federated Church is located at the corner of
Main Street and Route 115 across from the Town Common. The church vestry
and restrooms are handicap accessible. For more information, contact the
church office, 508-528-0262.
Yard Sale Sat. 5/18, 8-3, 5 Mill River Road, Norfolk. Large variety of
items including youth sports & recreational equipment, seasonal decorations,
catering/entertaining equipment, electronics, household items, tools, and
ping pong table.
The American Legion Post 225 Community Yard Sale originally scheduled
for this Saturday, May 18th, has been postponed
to the fall (date to be determined) so as not to
conflict with or take away from the Wrentham Boy Scout Troop 131's Yard
Sale scheduled for the same date.
To: Boards of Health
- BF, Board of Health
From: David A. Lawson, Director
Date: May 14, 2013 Re: Notification of Late Evening Aerosol (ULV) Applications
Please be advised that the
Norfolk County Mosquito Control District will begin the 201 3 late
evening ULV aerosol applications on or about May 28 , weather
permitting. May 28 through September 30 , 201 3 - Adulticide aerosol
(ULV) applications. (conducted between sunset through midnight, Monday through Thursday)
If any resident wishes to know when
the spray program may be conducted in their area, they should go
to the District s website at
If an individual would like to see a map and/or street listing
of the areas to be treated, they should click on the following
link, and then enter their address Current late evening aerosol
application schedule and maps
that the ULV map and/or street listings will be posted on or about
3:30 p.m. the day of the scheduled application. Residents may also
contact the following number 617-582-6216 after 3:30 P.M. the day
of the scheduled treatment to receive information detailing the
streets/areas to be treated in the town. The purpose of the
adulticide application is to control nuisance and/or virus carrying
adult mosquitoes. The control product being used is DUET (EPA Reg. # 1021-1795-8329)
applied in ultra-low volu me (ULV) sprayers at
a rate of approximately one half ounce per acre of finished spray.
Process to Exclude Property From Public Area Wide Pesticide
ApplicationsState Regulation 333 CMR :13:0 3 provides a method for
homeowners to exclude their property from public area-wide pesticide
applications. For more information, please click on the following
Stop by and see!! Multi-Family Neighborhood Yard Sale. Saturday, May
18th from 8am - 2pm. Ridgefield Rd/Longmeadow Rd neighborhood, Norfolk.
Lots of items including household, children, furniture, electronics, and
so much more!
FREE Sony 36" Wega TV and stand. Great set for a man cave, college
apartment, or family room! If you can haul it away, it is yours! Heavy
set, needs a few strong hands to carry it to your truck. 508-528-8847
Can anyone suggest where my daughter can take a CPR course?
I'm new to the area and want to contract for residential trash pick up.
Does anyone have any recommendations for a good company to contact?
Thank you to the Norfolk Police and Fire Departments for their timely
response to our home today for a malfunctioning carbon monoxide
detector. We truly appreciate your service to our town!
Re 5/8 10:19pm Anyone have any recommendations for an electrician to put in
a ceiling fan? Thanks,
- JFO (1)
JFO (1), I highly recommend Chris Woodley to install your ceiling fan.
Chris is an electrician based in Norfolk, whom I've used in the past for a
variety of electrical needs. His number is (508) 223-6565.
DT: It is a shame that you have misstated the dialogue that ensued
after you insulted teachers. Please note, nobody ever insinuated that
you were "a drunken idiot or uneducated" (your words, not mine). I do
not feel that you are either, frankly. We may disagree about your
opinions, but never would I attack your character like that. I do not
even know you. Also, to be fair, your posts do have numerous spelling
and grammatical errors. Again, I did not make this an issue, you did.
Nowhere did I mention either in my responses. We all type quickly these
days. As a result, there are often auto-corrections, misspellings and
grammatical errors that result. I would never attribute this writing
style as a failure of yours personally.
To get to the real point, we can respectfully disagree about the role of
teachers in what you perceive as a societal failure. That is fair, no?
I don't care if you are on the left, right, or in the middle. My points
were valid, well constructed and in no way insulting to you personally.
We simply must agree to disagree on matters like "common sense", and the
role that teachers play regarding related life long skills.
There is a quote, "Common Sense is the Least Common of All Senses". In
other words, common sense is not often taught, rather it is learned
through life experiences; many of which are outside of the classroom.
Holding teachers accountable for what you perceive to be a lack of
common sense among young people (with a broad brush too) is unfair.
Many community members contribute to teaching common sense - parents,
neighbors, clergy, coaches, teachers, police, etc..
If you find that my points are an unfair attack on your opinions as
"someone with left leaning views", there is nothing more I can offer.
Never was any offense meant when I defended teachers. I am still trying
to understand your latest posts. My reason for following up is simply
to point out that our children, and their teachers, are not nearly as
misguided as you mischaracterize them as being. Again, I am NOT a
teacher, nor a union member, but I am a parent who appreciates all that
others do to help my children grow and mature into productive adults.
I also find it ironic that AB-G, who is the real person trying to bully
others, is so quick to jump into these discussions. My grand-parents
had a saying, "mind your own bees-wax", that just may resonate.
DT: No thanks needed but much appreciated. Again, when my enlightened,
young headmaster swept in to right the wrongs of our "mean and racist"
school (which was much loved by the those of our students who were
actually trying to get an education in an atmosphere of relative quiet
[and don't tell me they were too young or innocent to know any better]),
it was all peace, love and brotherhood until you disagreed. Then you
had it run down your throat in short order. Good for you to continue to
stand up. Lots of people are mortified and silenced by such remarks.
PB: Well, that is certainly demoralizing news about the town "leaders"
trying to shut any of us up and then trying to find out who it was. I
can just imagine who it was. This brings to mind Devolve who had one of
his minions call Shaunna O'Connel to supress her various remarks about
welfare payments and EBT abuse, then denying it and implying she was
making the call up, of all things. She then gets a call to her cell,
which gave ample proof of the call from his office. Thanks very much
anyway for the post; we absolutely need to know these things. And thank
you, Andras, for not giving him/ her up.
On April 26 and 27 the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library Book and
Bake Sale had another successful sale. The final results are in, and it
looks like we will have netted $18,000 - a little more than last year,
and certainly a substantial amount to help the library provide its many
The planning for the sale is actually a year-long event. Volunteers
divide the responsibilities which begin with the sorting of the close to
30,000 books which are donated and brought to the Friends' closet at
the library and the Friends' bin at the town transfer station. For
many years Maureen and Conrad Buck, who retired from this most
important task recently, have sorted, boxed, labeled, and transported
these books with the help of our ``Schleppers'' and ``Trailer
Tramps,`` Don Hansen, John Creeden, Steve Brylinski, Warren Bergerson,
and Bob Vallee to a trailer located behind the DPW garage. The Friends
have placed a special plaque dedicating the reading room of the library
to honor Maureen and Conrad who have given so many years of service to
the library. Thank you Maureen and Conrad. We couldn't have survived
Another very important and unsung hero is the publicity chairperson,
Judy Ross. She begins in the fall making sure that our ``very big book
sale from our small town'' is advertised in such places as Yankee
Magazine and Book Sale Finder both of which require very early
submissions. She continues through the year sending press releases to
local newspapers, as well as the Boston Globe, church and school
bulletins, and local organizations. In addition she helps to get signs,
flyers, and advertising cards printed, and our banner repaired and
edited. Thank you, Judy.
Kudos also to Beth Vallee, our treasurer, who not only planned the
layout of tables at the DPW garage, she also solicited for volunteers,
greeted them when they arrived, showed them what to do, answered
everyone's questions, and generally had to be in a million places at
once. She even laundered the Friends' aprons and the table covers and
provided the tape, scissors, magnets and other small needs for our
The main planning begins in January. The Friends' committee meets to
divide up the tasks necessary to make the sale a success. This year's
committee was Karen Gallup, Judy Ross, Pat Brylinsky, Sally Eykel, Anne
Hansen, Thayer Olson, Deanna Grimm, Barbara Byron, Beth Vallee, Beverly
Baldoni, Emily Nicodemus, Rich Tedoldi, Bridget Irish, Jodi Pappas and
Susan Nelson. Throughout January, February, March and April the
committee meets to plan and execute the Book and Bake Sale. We wish to
give a special shout out to Emily Nicodemus who joined us last year and
has spent many hours creating the signage for the sale.
On Wednesday just before the Friday and Saturday sale, volunteers began
the herculean task of moving books from the trailer to the DPW garage.
Paul Vito and the DPW workers have hosted our sale for many years. They
are beyond helpful, by cleaning out the garage and by helping with a
fork lift to move many of the books from the trailer to the garage. Then
with the help of Boy Scout Troop 80, and Girl Scout Troop 3616, the set
up began. The energy and conscientiousness of these scouts helped the
older crew to set up tables and moved the books to the assigned tables
in record time. The boy scouts were led by Keith Yatsuhashi, and girl
scouts were led by Tara Spellman. But this was just the beginning of
their assistance because on Friday and Saturday the Boy Scouts, led by
Peter O'Neil, again assisted the patrons of the sale by storing books
for our patrons, carrying their books to the cashier and to their cars.
Patrons appreciated and praised their speedy and courteous help. The
Girl Scouts of Troop 74746 helped with the collection of bake sale
items, and Girl Scouts of Troop 3616 also assisted at the bake table and
organized the book tables as well. At the end of the sale, of course,
when it is time to break down the tables and box up the remaining books,
the scouts and their leaders pitched in along with other volunteers and
made very quick work of the cleanup. Thank you to the leaders and the
scouts for their conscientious, energetic, and courteous hard work.
The book and bake sale requires many volunteers during the sale itself.
They are cashiers, table watchers, and guides for our patrons. Many
volunteers provide bake goods, often more than one item. We raised the
most ever from this years' bake sale. Often volunteers come back year
after year, and we thank all of them for their ongoing help.
And finally we wish to thank all of the citizens of Norfolk who donate
their books to the library and come out for the sale. Many town
libraries are struggling from budget cuts and apathy, but the people of
Norfolk use and support the Norfolk Public Library, and the Friends of
the library and the library staff are deeply appreciative of their
Thank you to everyone who participated either by working, or by baking,
or by shopping. And to those of you who did all three, and many did, a
special thank you for helping to make this a very successful Book and
- Barbara Byron,
Book and Bake Sale Committee
The Friends of the Norfolk Public Library held a Book and Bake Sale on
April 26 and 27 at the DPW garage in Norfolk. We want to send a special
thank you to the businesses and organizations that made monetary
donations or that provided services for our sale. Thank you to Norfolk
Town Pizza for donating pizzas for our volunteers. Kudos again for
Roche Brothers who provided several trays of gourmet quality treats as
well as paper and plastic bags. Thanks to Provo Liquor, Eagle Brook,
and Norfolk Auto for lending hand -carts to make our lifting so much
easier. Thanks to Linda's Variety for the ice and Dunkin Donuts for
Once again, 100% of our expenses (table rentals, advertising, etc.)
have been paid for by the monetary donations from local business
sponsors. This means that 100% of the income from the sale itself will
be used to directly support our wonderful Norfolk Public Library.
Thank you to all of you. We truly appreciate your donations.
- Karen Gallup and Barbara Byron,
Book and Bake Sale Committee
|Dedham Institution for Savings || Dalzell Volvo|
|Rockland Trust || DiPlacido Development Corp.|
|Rodman Ford || Norfolk Donuts, Inc. DBA Dunkin Donuts|
|Norfolk County Dental Care || Holliston Oil Service|
|Norfolk Arena || Jofran Sales Inc.|
|Foxboro Federal Savings || George Cronin & Sons, Inc.|
|Dover Trucking, Inc. || Fore Kicks Sports Complex + Golf Course|
|Tedeschi Food Shops, Inc. || Norfolk Community Fed Credit Union|
|Sundance Hair Studio || Prudential Page Realty|
|Houseful of Smiles || Acorn Animal Hospital|
|Stop & Shop || Shaw's|
Graduate student looking for a local tutor for MTEL mathematics (includes
numbers and operations, functions and algebra, geometry and measurement,
stats and probability, integration of knowledge and understanding) Any
recommendations or anyone willing to help out would be GREATLY appreciated.
Babysitter available ~ If you are looking for a babysitter this
summer, I would love to help you out. I am a responsible, energetic mom
who enjoys spending time with children. I am available 2 or 3 days per
week. I can also drive children to/from summer activities. Please
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If you need a babysitter or nanny, I am very interested in applying for
the job. I am 19 years old and will be returning from college on May 21.
I have experience babysitting and love kids! I am flexible and can work
from a few hours a day to several days a week. I have a car and a safe
driving record, so I can drive children to and from activities. Since
summer is just around the corner, please email me at
set up an interview or if you would like further information. I can
provide references as well. Thank you.
Happy Feat Raises Funds For Fisher House Boston.
Norfolk-based Happy Feat Fundraiser recently donated $5,500 to Fisher House
Boston. Fisher House Boston is a comfort home for families of the military
to stay while their loved one is being treated at the VA Hospital in Boston.
Held on Friday, April 26th at the Italian American Club in Walpole, the
event featured music, food, drawings, and a silent auction. This fundraiser
is quickly becoming "the event of the year" with tickets selling out in less
than 24 hours and over 120 women attending this year. Happy Feat, founded by
Norfolk resident Eileen Stetter, raises money for various charities. For
more information, visit us on Facebook or email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Mark your calendars for next year: Friday, April 25,
2014 at Lake Pearl Luciano's in Wrentham.
Addendum to my post re lawsuit question @ TM: I just spoke to the T
Clerk who explained there are too many lawsuits, mostly minor, to go
into, even w/o revealing pertinent details. I wish something like that
had been simply offered as a response instead of what seened to be, to
me, awkward evasion.
LB: I was surprised when I read your post. The Town Census is mailed
out along with two forms (volunteer form and dog license form) by our
mail house every January. Considering we receive over 1300 dog licenses
returned with the Town Census (every year) - I am confident that at
least most people are receiving all three forms. In addition, we do not
mail out bills so I am not sure who mailed you a bill with a late fee
included but it wasn't from our office. The only other thing we have
mailed out in the past are post cards with a reminder to license your
dog and this year (in an effort to save money) we did a community wide
phone call reminding people to license their dog. We also posted this
in the paper, facebook, norfolknet, and anywhere else we could think of
in the hopes of getting the word out and help people avoid paying a late
fee. And the "astronomic" late fee of $15 is a Town Bylaw that was
voted by all the residents of Norfolk who opted to attend Town Meeting.
(FYI: It pales in comparison to Wrentham's $150 late fee).
you state that you never know when your dog license is due: dogs are
licensed on a calendar basis, so if your license says 2012, then your
dog's license expired on December 31, 2012 and needs to be relicensed by
January 1, 2013. (But no late fee is incurred until May 1st - and again,
I must say that I think a 4 month grace period is quite reasonable) This
is also a Town By-Law and has been so for quite some time. Town By Laws
can be viewed at
and by clicking on the by laws
link on the Town Clerk's page. I hope that clears up some of your
confusion and helps you avoid any future late fees. Thank you,
- Shawn Dooley, Town Clerk
JH, Once again another lefty tactic, take one thing I say, switch it
around so it's out of context and use it against me. I was referring to
the left's tactic of doing just that. You just further my argument. Thank
you. "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!"
To all the people whom disagree with me,
You have yet to give a well thought out, respectful response to my
opinions. Calling me basically a drunken idiot and
uneducated. You are all entitled to your opinion, of which, instead of
responding in an intelligent manner you resort to name calling and
calling into question my education and character. Just goes to show, if
you have a differing opinion than someone on the left you will just be
dismissed as (refer to above). I am willing to read and contemplate
thoughtfully, ANY intelligent, well thought out responses. Please, tell
me why I am wrong.
And please save the typo corrections for the classroom and the name calling for pre-schoolers.
To AB-G, thanks for the support.
Nice to know someone else is not looking through rose colored glasses.
All lawsuits are public record, the 2 major lawsuits against the
town are directly against the building department and Paul Steves
the plumbing inspector.
I discussed this topic on Norfolknet before and the town was not
happy, they made the web master pull my posts and tried to get
my info from him.
It's just sad that the town will still employ someone who causes
so much legal action. Paul Steevs should not inspect in this town
or anyother town.
AB - Regarding your concerns about the lack of details on lawsuits
pending against the town; as you may know, parties to a law suit are, or
at least should be, restricted on what they can discuss on that case.
Frankly I am happy that Mr. Hathaway did not answer the question more
fully and and potentially prejudice the town's position.
Are you looking for a baby-sitter this Summer?
I am now offering part-time babysitting throughout the Summer. I am 18,
highly responsible, CPR certified, and a recent graduate of king philip
high school. Please call Julia at 774-274-0790 if interested. References
available upon request.
Looking for recommendations for a local tutor to cover high school
Spanish 1 curriculum with our freshman over the summer. Native speaker
Yard Sale: 11 Fleetwood Drive, Sat. 5/11 8-12: Air conditioner,
rocker, wicker furniture, clarinet, two guitars, jewelry, books,
antique china, and housewares. Hope to see you there!
MP - regarding the schools, my family has been out of the system for over
10 years, so I cannot comment. However, from a purely personal
experience, I understand your pain, anguish, fear and frustration.
Recently read "Clean" by David Scheff, which may be helpful. You are not
alone - small comfort, but you are not alone. I wish you and your family
peace and comfort tonight.
The Annual SADD Walk of Tears in loving memory of Maura Howard, a graduate
of King Philip High School and Amy Callaghan of Franklin High School, both
victims of drunk driving, will take place at King Philip Regional High
School on Sunday, May 19, 2013.
Registration begins at 10:30 am with an 11:00 am start in front of the main
The SADD Chapter (Students Against Destructive Decisions) will fund
scholarships at both King Philip and Franklin High Schools. This event has
raised and passed out thousands of scholarship dollars to worthy SADD
members at both high schools.
The walk is approximately 3 miles and there will be refreshments and water
Please join the Walk and unite with us in this very worthy cause against
needless injuries and deaths caused by destructive decisions.
Thank you from the students of King Philip and Franklin High Schools. Rain
or shine, we hope to see everyone there!
Thank you for those who responded to my request for a walker for my mom to use. I am all set.
I was surprised but happy that [DR] managed to slip in that
question about current lawsuits. What puzzled me was, first, why the
town counsel didn't field the question and, second, why it was
"inappropriate" to mention any lawsuits at Town Meeting, of all places.
Jack Hathaway looked extremely uncomfortable. I don't think DR was
going to press him for details which might have compromised the case,
but if he had, Jack could have easily declined to elaborate. The town
counsel and any lawsuits we lose are paid for by the Norfolk taxpayers,
Does any one know which local siding company has the logo "We Side Best"?
MP - First of all I hope you are able to acquire the help you need with
your son to battle his addiction. I for one, appreciate the time you
took to inform the parents of students at KPHS about the drug problem
there. I really didn't believe it to be as serious as you have
described. I have a feeling there's been an absence of leadership at KP
since the departure of Mr. Flahive. The union has gotten so strong it's
incredible. Can you image the head of the union telling his union
members not to write recommendation letters for current students (
except of course for his son who was also a student) because of a
contract issue? The sport budget meeting last week at KP was a joke.
The parents came prepared and Ms. Oliveria was so embarrassed she had to
walk off the stage to compose herself. Mr. Shairer's face looked like a
bowl of Campbell's Tomato soup he was so bothered by the drilling the
parents gave the administration.
Looking for two high schoolers / college students to do yard work this
Saturday morning. $10/hour. Basic tasks will be spreading mulch and
weeding. Possibility to do more on other weekends, as available. Email
Mark your calendar for two popular upcoming events at Norfolk's Senior
Center sponsored by the Norfolk Council on Aging and the Friends of the
Norfolk Council on Aging. On Friday May 31st from 4 p. m. to 8 p. m. it will
be "Antiques Night." Bob Graboski of Kingsbury Antiques, who has over 40
years experience in antiques appraisal, will conduct his highly informative
and entertaining version of PBS'S "Antiques Road Show." Participants
(observers are also welcome to attend) will be charged a minimal fee of
$5.00 for appraisals limited to two items. Sorry, no stamps, coins (unless
gold), paintings, sports trading cards, stuffed chairs, or heavy furniture.
The rule of thumb is if one person can carry it, it should be okay to bring.
For further information, call (508) 528-4430. On Friday, June 7th, the
Center will hold its Spring Art Show, a special event saluting the
creativity and talents of Norfolk seniors along with a variety of local
artisans. Included in the all-day program (1 p. m. to 8:00 p. m.) will be
the diverse watercolor works of those who have participated in the weekly
classes conducted by instructor Tina Addison (who will also be displaying
her own work) and the colorful knit designs of the Senior Center's very own
"Knitwits." As there is no admission fee, visitors are simply encouraged to
donate a canned or non-perishable item for the local pantry. For those
interested in displaying their own art work or would like further
information, contact Tina Addison at (508) 369-6754 or email her at
email@example.com. The Norfolk Senior
Center (508) 528-4430) is located at 28 Medway Branch Road and is open
Monday thru Friday from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.
- TM, Norfolk Council on Aging
The Norfolk Lions would like to announce that in response to the terrible
events of Monday, April 15, at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, the
Lions of Massachusetts in conjunction with Lions International are welcoming
donations to a Lions Marathon Disaster Fund in preparation for the coming
days when we will be working to provide assistance to those injured and
impacted by the events of that tragic day.
Lions anticipate that the need will extend from those directly injured by
the explosions, to those families who lost loved ones and to the first
responders who worked tirelessly attending to the injured, witnessing the
kinds of injuries normally seen on the battlefield, not on the streets of
The unfortunate and tragic events of recent years from 9/11 in New York, to
Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey and the terror in Newtown,
Connecticut have shown us the many kinds of assistance that Lions have and
will once again be called upon to provide. The Lions of Massachusetts stand
ready to do its part to help those in need and on their road to recovery.
Donation checks can be made payable to the Massachusetts Lions Disaster
Relief Fund and can be sent to:
Council Secretary Richard Braks,
P.O. Box 546,
Templeton, Massachusetts 01468
All Lions clubs, locally within Massachusetts and globally, have joined in
this effort. We welcome your donations.
- PS, Norfolk Lions
To MP. Wow, that took alot of courage to post that post. I am
sure people are appalled! There is no drug problem in our community!!!
Dig your heads in the sand a little deeper people. Our son had a
drug problem and we are thankful he has gotten help and is doing
better after great effort involving many people. We still have
bumps in the road but things are better. I hear of so many of his
classmates who are struggling with this problem. It is such a
There is a true problem here... and it is not just Norfolk.
Good families, with good parents have kids that are screwed up.
It is so sad and so scary.
Parents of middle school kids... watch
them very closely. It could happen to your family. Don't think you
are immune to this. Just because they are involved in "sports"
or "band" doesn't mean they aren't dabbling.
MP, I wish you the
best. Sounds like your son needs some serious help which I hope
Dear Mr. Dooley,
We completed our town census and there was no application for a dog
license. In fact we have never seen it submitted with the town census.
We have lived here for 3 years and have always had our dog. We never
know when the licenses are due and end up paying when we receive the
bill (along with the astronomic late fee).
I am looking for teen and adult hip hop class for a beginner during the
summer. Anyone have any ideas of where one is being held?
Anyone have any recommendations for an electrician to put in a ceiling fan?
- JFO (1)
MP, may I suggest you and your son (and family) get counseling? And that
you tell your son you love him very much, which is why you are so upset
about what he's been doing. Then pay very close attention to him for as
long as it takes to get him back on the right path, and avoid hitting
him when he does something wrong. Study books on why kids turn to drugs,
so you understand what happened. Figure out how to reach this boy, and
do the right thing by him. Yes, this is a lot of work, but he is yours
and he is worth it. What goes on at school does not matter - what goes on
between you and him is most important.
I wish you the best of luck, perseverance, patience, and kindness.
For JH: What is wrong with you? Why so hostile? What good purpose
does all this sarcasm and anger toward DT serve? I don't think you're
going to shut anyone up. Do you?
For DT: I admire your courage in making that post. I agree about the
covering up. At one of the schools I worked for, it was at least
apparent that someone had gone to the local police station and told them
not to respond to any complaints the teachers made about assault,
because no one ever got a call-back from a detective. Good luck with
Town Meeting starts tonight, Tuesday May 7, at 7 pm in the Middle
School. The volunteer Selectmen, volunteer Advisory Board, volunteer
Norfolk School Committee, and volunteer King Philip School Committee
members have been working for months on a budget to recommend to us.
"They" are not forcing us to accept what they recommend, with or without
Town Meeting is a chance for you as a tax payer and registered voter to
decide how our tax dollars are spent. We have input regarding setting
our tax rate, what the town's money is spent on, and what we decide to
do without as the tough financial times continue.
Please attend all of Town Meeting since every article effects our
finances and quality of life. Be aware that an article can be brought up
and voted on more than once during the same evening of Town Meeting.
Town Meeting starts tonight, Tuesday May 7, at 7 pm in the Middle School - Please attend.
Wondering if anyone has any sound equipment that they are looking to get
rid of (gathering dust or taking up space) i.e. a PA system, mics, mic
stands, cables, mixing board, floor monitors etc. If this is
so please email Gavin at
firstname.lastname@example.org, thank you.
Taylor's Triumph 5K Run/Walk Road Race Saturday, June 8, rain or shine.
Holmes Field, Norfolk.
Norfolk Multi-family Yard Sale
Sat. 5/11, 9-3pm, Montauk Ave.
Truck tool box & Trac Rac base rails, AC units,
garden tools, furniture, sports equip., electronics,
Just a word of caution for residents near Highland Lake and town
forest: many of you are very aware of the massive manhunt following
a break-in on Kilpatrick Way 10 days ago. Now we have a new break-in
on Spring St yesterday. Police have been very responsive, but check
your window locks and doors especially at night!
MP - Thanks for your post. I wish you the best. I agree with you that KP
has a drug problem, sadly the KP Middle school seems to as well.
Another reminder, two weeks ago, 7th graders were caught with pot at the
KP Middle School.
Water bill - Unibank duplicate charge / debit.
If you used Unibank's EFT (electronic funds transfer) to pay your water
bill, please keep an eye on your checking / savings account because
Unibank debited (took) the payment for the water bill twice. For mine
it came out on 5/3 and then again on 5/6.
They did send an email saying they would refund the money and cover any
fees, but you might want to have a look.
If anyone knows Brother Peter M. Johnson of Norfolk, Russ Finch of
GreenhouseInTheSnow.com in Nebraska
is asking that Mr. Johnson (who doesn't have internet) be shown the greenhouse website
as a partial answer to his inquiry. Thanks,
Free Sony 36" Wega TV and stand.
If you can haul it away, it is yours!
Heavy set, needs a few strong hands to carry it to your truck.
I am looking for help with my two sons age 3 and 1.5 at a cottage in
Canada from July 13th to August 13th. Full time live in nanny required.
TR: Seriously? You wait 4 months after the dog license expiration date,
fail to even take a quick look at the rules, fail to attend the Town
Meeting on this VERY ISSUE last year, or in any other way avail yourself
of relevant information before you sign onto a forum to cast seriously
misplaced stones? No doubt you would have been equally as
"disappointed" had you received a summons to appear at Wrentham District
Court for non-payment. Please do everyone a favor and at least develop
a passing knowledge about a subject prior to any future vitriolic
tirades. Norfolk thanks you in advance.
JW: Will the St. Jude's Recycling day accept old air conditioners?
If anyone lost a set of car keys at the election, please call the Town
Clerk's office: 508 528-1400 Thanks,
- Shawn Dooley, Town Clerk
TR: I just want to clarify a few facts in response to your post. Dog
licenses expire on December 31st of each year and late fees are not
charged until you are over 4 months late (not the one day late as you
claim in your post - and I think a 4 month grace period is pretty
generous). Not to mention, license applications were sent out with your
census and I personally did a mass phone call to all residents reminding
them that the fines would begin on May 1st. To make the process even
easier, we have instituted on-line bill pay and/or you can always mail
in the form and we will mail you your dog's license. In addition, this
is a Town By-law as voted on by the residents at Town Meeting (not just
a random fine) and this was passed unanimously by those who attended
Town Meeting. This version of the by-law is much more lenient as the
previous by-law had a minimum fine of $50 and that was due on March 1st.
Also, dog licensing is required per Massachusetts General Law and
pertains to every city/town in the Commonwealth - not just the Town of
Norfolk. If you wish to discuss further and have other ideas on how to
make this process better, I would be more than happy to listen to your
suggestions - please, just call me - as opposed to posting annonymously
- Shawn Dooley, Town Clerk
Hi I would like to tell you all a story. Last year my son was dealing
drugs, stealing form his family, students at school had skipped school
broke into house near school. (which school knew about but didn't notify
me) making fires and destroying my house. I went home one morning found
him in bed I told him to get up get dressed and go to school. I informed
him he was very close to having someone come in the middle of the night
and take him to school for troubled teens. I pushed him against a wall
and told him to cut the S*#t and gave him a back hand. He got dressed I
brought him to school followed him into school to make sure he didn't
walk out other door. He went into John Gould's office said I beat him
Mr.Gould asked me to leave which I did. When I got to my truck I called
Norfolk PD told them what had happened. Mr Gould called Wrentham PD. I
was arrested for assault and battery, removed from my house on a
restraining order. After that his behavior worsened he was doing what he
pleased at home and jeopardizing his younger sisters and mother. This
all came to a head when he was arrested again for breaking and entering.
At which point I was able to have restraining order modified and called
a transport company and had him taken to the school. I did contact the
superintendent of schools and asked for financial help with the
education part of Ironwood to which she never even had the courtesy to
call me back on.
But anyhow that brings us to this year graduated school and was
re-enrolled at the King Philip High School in January. Three weeks ago
I received a phone call from Mr Gould saying he found him with a
container with a dozen or so broken up bags of pot and $200 in cash. He
was again dealing, I told him to call police to which he told me he
rather not involve the police. I told him to call police. I then went to
school where police had been called but Mr Gould was still reluctant to
So when a kid goes into school and the vice principle can be the hero
and protect the student from the "abusive" parent without even knowing
what happened he can call the police before parent is even out the door.
But when a student is dealing drugs on school property he calls the
parent instead of the police. Can someone explain this to me. Only
reason I can see is because school does not want to admit there is a
drug problem so it is covered up. How many other parents have gotten a
drug dealing phone call and not had the courage to do the right thing?
He was dealing at school, but he was selling for another student and he
is not the only one, and pot is not the only drug - ecstasy, adarol and LSD
are present at that school on almost any given day. I have since been
informed by a police officer that these "coverups" are not uncommon.
You can have all the policies you want on paper and say there is not a
problem but there is. Drug/alcohol addiction is a disease of denial and
it not just the addict, it is the school that covers it up it is the
parent that refuse to see. Mr Gould may have thought he was protecting
him I when pushed him, but who is he protecting when he doesn't want to
call the police for drug dealing? He isn't protecting the students, he
isn't protecting the dealer, the only thing he is protecting is his job
and schools reputation.
King Philip has drug problem, like it or not; my son is not the only
person dealing, he is selling for another student who has more then just
him working for him. If he can break up an once of pot into 30/ 40 $10
bags of pot and get rid of them in a day at the school and say other
kids are selling more your school has a drug problem. You have drug
policies and say there is no problem because of the policies, but then you
hide the problem.
Hear ye, hear ye! Please let it be shown for the record, that on May
4th, 2013 at 8:57 PM, DT has announced that (s)he is tolerant of gays
and has re-affirmed rights for all women, worldwide. All you women and
gays (and especially you gay women), should now just go back about your
business teaching your children some common sense, and all will be right
in the world once again.
Article 12 coming up at the town meeting wants the town to raise the
number of bedrooms per acre from 16 to 32 to make the town more
attractive to developers. This was voted down last year and now the
developer lobby are pushing it again this year. In all honesty, are we
that stuck for revenue that we are willing to turn our town into a
Windsor Gardens or Dedham Corps. bedroom community swarming with
commuters but not adding anything to the heart of this historic and
lovely place? Please vote no. Thank you.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013,
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
The Blood Mobile will be on Long Wharf, Boston,
steps from the Aquarium T Station,
in Front of the Chart House.
In support of those affected April 15th.
Your support is greatly appreciated!
For Appointments & Information
NS: Your sarcasm and defensiveness only make you look unprofessional and petty.
If you are still looking for a walker, try the Senior centers in
surrounding areas. Medfield stores them in the basement. I know
several seniors who have borrowed them for a short time span and then
returned them so some else could use them.
AC: I have a walker that I could lend out to you for your Mom's
visit. Please call (508)-520-1572, thanks, Cindy.
AC... Contact the senior center. If Norfolk does not have any, call the
Plainville Senior Center. They usually have donated items.
Offering Summer Tutoring in Music theory, Ear training, and Music
History. Open to all ages, preferably grades 4-12. Please email
or call Julia at 774-274-0790.
Clarinet Lessons - Accepting students grades 4-12 for summer music
lessons. I am a Music and liberal arts double-major at McGill University
and a former member of the King Philip Symphony Band. Lessons are $30/hr
and $15/ half hour. Please
or call Julia at (774)-274-0790.
Lifelong Norfolk Resident and Artist Dorothy Chaffee is having a exhibit of
a new selection of her beautiful oil paintings and watercolors at the
Norfolk Library Community Room.
Her artwork will be on display May 5th through May 30th.
If you would like to meet the artist she will be there Sunday May 5th from
1pm to 4pm.
Bad experience at Town Hall this [Weds] morning. Went to register my dog and
got hit with $15.00 late fee for being 1 day late. This more than
doubles the license fee ($10.00). Horrible. How can they justify this?
I was objecting based on principle. There were 2 very elderly women
there for whom I am sure this was a significant financial burden.
Way to go Norfolk! Disappointing!
NS: If you are serious in your attack on DT's spelling simply because
s/he has an opinion that differs from yours, then I think you are the
last person that should be teaching any sort of etiquette.
For the record, I see multiple examples on DT's April 28 post where the
"I before e" rule is appropriately applied. Clearly, it was just a
King Philip Music Department presents the annual Percussion Night on
Weds. May 8 at 7pm at King Philip High school gym.
The free concert will feature solo and group performances by KP Middle
School and KP High School percussionists. The community group of World
Percussion will perform and highlight international percussion music.
Finally ,the award winning KP 2012 Winter Percussion Ensemble will
perform their 2013 show "Island Stories" featuring the jazz influenced
sounds of steel drums. This is the last time the show will be
For more information, please see the King Philip Music Association website
I am interested in a free or next to nothing refrigerator/freezer for
garage use. I can pick it up. 508-520-3815 Thanks.
To AC - Please send your phone number about the walker. I might be able to help you out.
I am looking for one or two high school or college kids to do some yard
work (moving leaves and fallen branches) any day (sooner the better).
$10 per hour, no sports team required.
Please call or text me 617-943-1085.
NS, One typo and now I can't spell? I do know the "rule" i before e.
It's funny how you're quick to point out one typo and don't want to look
at the real problems with this country. And neither, (notice the
placement of the i and e) does the left. The economy is tanked and Ed
Markey and Liz Warren divert your attension to womans rights, gay rights
and gun control. I believe woman have rights, I'm tolerant of gays and
there are already enough gun laws that aren't enforced in the first
Now let's move on to the real issues of how to balance a budget,
how to get the economy moving forward and how we'll be able to afford
healthcare in the future. And if you could find some time to teach your
kids common sense that would be great.
And CS my points are directed at
adults because they teach children and they don't seem to be teaching
any common sense. Kids are graduating from college with huge debt right
off the bat. Common sense would say, If you can't afford that college
you'll have to settle for a cheaper one. But society today says, "reach
for the moon and we'll forgive your debt later", the taxpayers can
afford it. There is no accountability anywhere anymore.
Just wanted to give a mason recommendation for Lester Darling a resident
of Norfolk. He did a beautiful job refinishing my concrete front stairs
and put in a new walkway. He was quick and professional!
welcome to Saint Jude's Church Electronic Recycle
Day and bike collection Sat May 11from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m at the church parking lot
at 86 Main Street, Norfolk.
Accepting all electronics to include monitors, computers, computer
games, stereo equipment, copy and fax machines, printers, TV's and item
that has a plug. We are also accepting
any appliances, such as washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators as well as
lawn mowers, snow blowers with the gas removed, exercise equipment and
grills. The recycle event will have low fees of $5 each
computer, $10 any monitor or small TV less than 19", $15 each TV between 19" and
26" and $20 each TV over 26" wide and wood console TV's, projection TV's $25 each. .
appliance are $10 each.
Any cell phones, car, truck batteries are free.
Bike Collection -
you have older/newer road, mountain, bmx, adult or kids bikes. It
does not matter the condition most will be going to Ghana Africa
where they are very much needed. Please bring bike
Saxophone Lessons- Students Grade 6-10. I am accepting students for
Saxophone Lessons this summer. I am a Music Major at Duquesne
University in Pittsburgh and was in the King Philip Music Program and a
member of the King Philip Symphony Band and King Philip Jazz Band.
Lesson are $30 per hour $15 per half hour. Please email me at
email@example.com or call
Tyler at 508-479-5026.
Hi - can anybody recommend a local company to treat and cut my lawn? We
have two small children and a dog so the treatments need to be
safe/organic. Thanks in advance for the suggestions.
DT: I still do not understand why teachers are to blame in your
opinion. Your posting is a laundry list of your perceived problems
with our country. Many of the points you make are directed at
adults, not children. You have some very valid concerns about the
direction we are headed economically. I share many of your concerns.
We differ on the role of teachers though. They should not be viewed
as part of the problem, rather as a possible part of the solution.
I'll pay $10/hr to two or three KP seniors who wants a job edging &
spreading mulch Thursday, Friday, & Saturday. Preference given to Golf,
Tennis or Basketball team members. Give me a call if interested.
Shopping Night -
Shopping Night is this Thursday night!!
We are STRONGLY encouraging you to buy your tickets online as soon as
possible, as we need a head count for food and our vendors. Please grab
a friend and join us for a fabulous evening of shopping! Get ready to
shop 'til you drop among an exciting selection of vendors and retailers
Stella & Dot
The Pink Poppy ...Still Tees
Scout by Bungalow
Ava Anderson Non Toxic
And many more!
Great gift ideas for Mother's Day, Teacher Gifts, First Communion, Graduation... something for everyone!
Light appetizers and desserts will be served and a cash bar will be available.
Buy your tickets today for $10 online at
or by mail. Tickets will also be available at the door for $12.
The event is this Thursday, at Franklin Country Club from 7:00 - 10:00 pm.
Hope to see you there!
Nearly New Sale
THIS SATURDAY is the sale! We are still in URGENT need for your used
toys, kid's and baby furniture, sporting equipment and more!
Only ONE drop-off time for donations remains! THIS Wednesday 05/01
from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, please drop off donations at the DPW
building, located on
Medway Branch Road. Or, please contact
to make other arrangements.
Please be sure that all donations are in excellent condition, clean
and have all parts included and securely attached. Please note, we
are not accepting clothing donations.
or contact Karen Courtney and
Susan Klein at
We hope to see you at the sale on Saturday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at
the DPW garage on Medway Branch Road.
- JT, NCL
Does anyone have a walker they would be willing to lend out for a couple of
weeks? My mom is coming up for a wedding and would prefer not to have to
transport her walker in addition to her wheelchair. And I, obviously,
would prefer not to buy a walker for just 2 weeks or so! She arrives May 26th
and will be here for approximately 2 weeks. Thanks.
DT - As you voice your concerns about our public school teachers, youth
and the state of education, we should also add what a shame it is that
you never learned the "i before e, except after c" rule when you were in
third grade. Those teachers! When I face my students this morning, I
will be sure to add in objectives for my lessons on "bike riding rules"
and "crosswalk etiquette". Thank you.
Multi -Family Yard Sale,
Bush Pond Rd - Norfolk.
Saturday, May 4th,
8-12 (no early birds please).
Sunday, May 5th.
PMC 6th Annual Family Skate Night. Bake Sale & Raffle Too! To benefit
Dana Farber/The Jimmy Fund.
Support the Sweetman family in their quest to raise money to fight
cancer. Twelve year old Michael Sweetman has battled and conquered
Leukemia. Michael's dad Brian will be riding the Pan Mass Challenge with
Michael as his pedal partner. Norfolk Arena has generously offered to
donate 100% of Funds raised to Dana Farber.
When: Saturday, May 4, 7:00-9:00 PM Where: Norfolk Arena, 1 Dean Street
How Much: $5.00 per person
Checks can be made payable to "Norfolk Arena." Skate rentals and crates
available in limited supply. Any questions contact The Sweetmans at
DT: You are right about teachers not teaching values. As of six years
ago, when I would make any value judgement regarding behavior, most of
my students would look at me as if I were insane or with indignation. I
knew my last headmaster didn't endorse this as he was a hand-wringing,
progressive young grad of the Harvard S of Ed (he bolted after 4 years
of chaos and nonsense to be a consultant) who would never have wanted us
to interfere with their "parents' belief system." Also, there were
very few of my colleagues who agreed with me. I can only imagine what
it's like now.
To RS - for your carpentry job, please call Robert Gomes. He is
wonderful! 508-942-8024. He is a perfectionist, is neat as can be and
reasonably priced. He will do the job right--rails and balusters have
some very specific requirements to meet today's code.
Happy International Labor Day!
The Sharon Bands are putting on a Pops Concert on Saturday, May 4th,
7:30 p.m. at Concannon's, 60 Lenox Street, Norwood. Upbeat,
toe-tapping performances by the Sharon Concert Band, and the Roy Scott
Big Band. Refreshments will be served, and are included in with the
admission price. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $12 for seniors and
students. Reserved Pops-style tables are available for parties of 8 or
more. Advance sale tickets, available through the band's website:
are recommended. For more information, please call
Does healthy, local, fresh-from-the-field produce excite your taste
Would you like to try a wider variety of vegetables than you usually
find in the produce aisles of your grocery store?
Are you interested in community-supported agriculture (CSA)?
Tangerini's Farm in Millis has sold out their CSA Main Season Shares.
However, you may still be able to participate. I'm offering half a share
for half the cost - $325. This averages about $16 per week for an
impressive variety of vegetables, herbs and fruits. Over the past 6 years
of splitting my CSA Main Season Share, many families have asked to share,
but only one could be chosen each year.
Produce varies with the growing season. Typical offerings include a wide
variety of Tomatoes, Beans, Squashes, Cantaloupe, Corn, Broccoli, Herbs,
Eggplants, Lettuces, Sweet and Hot Peppers, Mixed Greens, Cucumbers,
Onions, Cabbage, Watermelon, Carrots, Beets and more.Produce varies with
the growing season. Typical offerings include a wide variety of Tomatoes,
Beans, Squashes, Cantaloupe, Corn, Broccoli, Herbs, Eggplants, Lettuces,
Sweet and Hot Peppers, Mixed Greens, Cucumbers, Onions, Cabbage,
Watermelon, Carrots, Beets and more.
The Main Season Share offers 20 weeks of fresh produce. Beginning the week
of June 13 through the week of October 24, we'll pick up an interesting
selection of familiar and unusual vegetables, fruits and herbs. Pick up is
once a week right at the farm, 139 Spring Street, Millis, MA 02054. For
more details, check out
If you are interested, contact me at
I, too, have a leaf issue and am looking for any kind of help... Has
anyone ever used one of those services where they suck them up and take
them away? How expensive was it, given the size of your yard.
CS, My comments about kids education was not ment to insult anybody.
I'm going by what I see day in and day out. Kids riding their bikes
on the wrong side of the street, people stepping into crosswalks
without looking both ways, and it's on every channel, people way
over their heads in debt. People see the federal government, state
government and local municipalities spend money frivolously all
over the country. Are the schools teaching kids it's wrong? No.
Teachers all across the country are on the picket lines looking for
their piece of the taxpayer pie. All these rising pensions that
public workers receive are going to bankrupt a lot of states as
they have done to California. Thirteen percect of the money people
make in California is now going to state taxes to bail them out of
their mess. And don't tell me it's all Arnold's fault. California
was in a world of trouble long before he became governor. The baby
boomers are retiring. That's a huge chunk of the workforce and tax
base. Who is going to cover these pensions. I do not want to work
until I'm dead to pay someone elses pension, but it appears that's
what I will be doing. By the time I'm eligible for SS, the pitance
I recieve probably won't buy me a cup of coffee. Oh and if your
kids are well adjusted, I would say it says more about you as a
parent than it says about the public school system.
Norfolk Community League's
Nearly New Sale 2013
Donation drop off Saturday!
Toys? Kid's furniture? Sporting equipment?
Do you have any of this hanging around the house?
Then it is THE TIME for some serious spring cleaning!
We are excited to announce that NCL's Nearly New Sale will be held
on Saturday May 4, 2013 at the DPW building, located on Medway
Branch Road in Norfolk. If you are interested in making donations,
please see the drop off schedule below.
Please be sure that all donations are in excellent condition, clean
and have all parts included and securely attached. PLEASE NOTE:
WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING CLOTHING DONATIONS THIS YEAR!
DPW donation drop off times are...
Wednesday 05/01 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday 04/27 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
for more information. Or contact Karen Courtney and Susan Klein
Thank you in advance for your donations - and be sure to come back
for the sale!
Could someone please recommend a good local place to get mulch from?
Hopefully one that doesn't charge to deliver. Thanks so much!
I am trying to help a friend to reach her fundraising goal for a
1/2 marathon she's running for Team Challenge Crohn's and Colitis.
The race is in Chicago on June 8th. I came
up with the idea of holding a multi family yard sale in the Family
Florist shop's parking lot.
To raise funds, I would offer people a space with a table provided
for a $20.00 donation. Or - bring your own table - $15.00 donation.
That money would got toward Lisa's fundraising. Any money made from
selling your yard sale treasures would, of course, be yours. I will
get the word out, provide tables and the location. The florist is
on rt. 115 so, it has good traffic flow. I was thinking May 18th
for the date. 8 am to 3 pm.
Please email me:
with any questions or if you'd
like to reserve a spot. Consider it a two-fer: Helping out a charity
AND clearing out some clutter!
- RB (4)
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The Garden Club of Norfolk will hold its annual perennial plant
and bake sale on Saturday, May 18 th , 9AM- Noon at Norfolk's Town
Hill and Gazebo area next to the town library. The garden club
members are selecting various perennials and plants from their
own gardens to be sold thus ensuring mature and established plants.
Other garden related items will also be available for purchase.
In addition, the Garden Club will also hold a bake sale. The baked
goods will be made by garden club members. All funds raised by the
garden club support club activities, a yearly scholarship, guest
speakers, floral demonstrations, comm unity projects like the
flower gardens located at the police station, roundabouts , town
hall, train s tation and the two elementary schools.
The Federated Church of Norfolk will hold a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday,
June 1 from 8:00-10:00 AM at the church which is located in the center of
Norfolk at the corner of route 115 and Main Street. The menu includes
pancakes, sausage, ham, scrambled eggs, hash brown potatoes, sausage gravy
and biscuits, and cinnamon rolls. Omelets and eggs will be cooked to order
by our omelet chefs. It is all you can eat for $7, $5 for Senior Citizens
and FREE for children under age 10.
We thank all who have attended our breakfasts this year. There will be no
breakfasts in July and August. Look for information about upcoming
breakfasts in September.