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  • 1/28 12:15am   Norfolk Lions Youth Soccer registration --
    - CD

  • 1/28 12:12am   Walkers Wanted for the Norfolk, Walpole and Medfield areas!
    Local pet care business based in Norfolk is busy, busy, busy! We've had some fabulous new people join our team in the last few months, but we could use more! Especially right in Norfolk and nearby Medfield and Walpole. Looking for a change in your current lifestyle or work situation? Come on board!
    We are always interested in finding caring, qualified dog walkers and pet sitters to add to our team so if you or someone you know is interested in joining our team, please send them our way.
    Must be available each day, Mon-Fri 11 am - 2 pm. To apply, please email cover letter and resume to us at general0308@outlook.com
    - AW

  • 1/28 12:07am   Hi, I'm selling a Bowflex Revolution. Has not been used in 3 years. I'm asking $1,000 for it. You will need to pick it up and need either a pickup truck or trailer and a friend or 2. Looks like this one, [image link] but dustier. If interested to see it, please email me at bp4402@hotmail.com and put "bowflex" in the subject line.
    - BP

  • 1/28 12:06am   Walk With Me! Dog walking & more!
    Experienced pet professional in Norfolk will provide your pet with companionship or a potty break while you are away. I can also provide an array of other pet services for you from nail clipping or grinding to a bath and trim.
    Please call for a free in home evaluation! Bonded & insured 774~571~9082
    - VG

  • 1/28 12:03am   The Norfolk Community Preservation Committee is hosting a public hearing on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 7:30 PM at Town Hall in order to receive public input on Norfolk's draft updated Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP). The plan includes among its primary elements a statement of goals and objectives, an environmental inventory and analysis, an inventory of existing and potential conservation and recreation lands and an action plan to implement the goals and objectives.
    Completing an OSRP that gains approval from the Massachusetts Division of Conservation Services (DCS) provides two primary benefits:
    (1) It provides a document to guide future Town decisions pertaining to open space and recreation, and
    (2) It makes the Town eligible for grants that can be used to purchase open space and develop recreation facilities.
    The last DCS-approved OSRP for Norfolk was prepared in 1996. That plan resulted in a state grant that helped purchase the Lind Farm Conservation Land.
    Public participation is a key component of preparing a plan. Town boards and committees will also have an opportunity for input, but the forum is an opportunity for all residents to comment on any aspect of the draft plan as well as to present their ideas about future efforts to meet open space and recreation needs in Norfolk.
    - CA, Norfolk CPC

  • 1/27 11:42pm   LS - We don't specifically know Asus tablets but we're happy to help with technology questions! If you want to pick a time to come by, we'd be happy to take a look and see if we can help you get up and running. All of our contact info is on our website at www.norfolkcable.com/contact.
    - KW, NTCV

  • 1/27 11:22pm   Looking for someone to plow during large storms. Please call Eric at 860-965-7820.
    - EZ

  • 1/27 11:21pm   Seasoned Fire Wood For sale!!! $400 a cord delivered. Smaller loads also available. Please call or email 828-318-3581; jbeckerhoffman@gmail.com
    - JH

  • 1/27 11:18pm   I have some questions about the proposed debt exclusion of a new public safety building. After reading the vote announcement I am concerned about the substantial tax increase we will all face.
    How many debt exclusions are we currently paying for?
    When do the current debt exclusions end?
    How are we going to pay for maintenance on a new building?
    Obviously there was not much effort put into maintaining the current facility. I am sure there are plenty of homes in the town that were built on or before 1966 that are in perfectly good condition.
    - MG

  • 1/27 11:15pm   Standing room only. Also the State D.E.P. ran out of fact packets for Kingsbury Pond (Miller St) area residents as they find out again that Franklin is knowingly, documented as drawing down pond level to lethan lows with operation of well #4 Miller St. Residents have been ignored and snubbed in the name of cheap drinking water there and battling quietly since 1964. Picture: packed room 1 day after Obama said "be active, be vocal" duing final State of the Union speach.
    - MN

  • 1/27 11:09pm   Blood Drive Scheduled in Norfolk
    A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at the Federated Church of Norfolk on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. The church is located at 1 Union Street, in the center of Norfolk, across from the Town Common. Ample parking is located behind the church. To make an appointment or to receive further information, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
    - LD

  • 1/20 6:01pm   Dear owner, your remote controller is not safe. I am mad at you and have been so since the yard became cold for a consitant and protracted time: roughly since Christmas. I also am suspecting that you are actively ignoring my irritated mood with a new tactic of: looking mostly at your screens, both lap held and the big one on the wall.
    My recent campaign of waiting till u leave the room and then shi**ing in the corner because that infuriates you and I laugh inside because you get so animated and it reminds me of fetch and chasing tails, has failed to produce an admission by you that I am unhappy.
    Consider today's mauling of your magical "screen-turning-on" device as a WARNING bcause I have tasted it and carried it around and I'm now pretty confident I could eat its brain out if I don't get scared when the batteries roll out like last time.
    If you want to make me happy: turn up the thermostat on the outside yard, because it looks warm enough from inside, but you trick me every day and boot me out when I hesitate at the chilly doorway.
    - Your former friend Sparky.
    - MN

  • 1/20 5:59pm   "I'll Do That" - Handyman Services. General home maintenance and repair services provided with tender loving care. Carpentry, flooring, painting/papering, custom closet/storage units, faucet/toilet and window/door repairs. I'll handle your "To Do" List. In Norfolk, call/text Mark Walsh at 617-899-5429
    - MW

  • 1/20 5:58pm   The Norfolk Cultural Council will be sponsoring a Juried Art Competition (``Norfolk Open Invitational'') to be held at the Norfolk Public Library, 139 Main Street, Norfolk, MA 02056. The exhibition will run from March 28th to April 30th 2016; a reception with the awards, art, music and refreshments will be held on April 9th from 5-7PM in the Community Hall of the Library. The competition is open to all artists; cash awards will be presented for the top ten pieces of art. A non-refundable entry fee of ($20 for one entry, $30 for a maximum of two entries) made payable to the Norfolk Cultural Council is required to be considered for the juried competition. Previous artwork from our 2014 juried competition cannot be resubmitted. Applications may be sent and accepted with the payment (check or money order) from February 1st through and including February 29th. Artists will be notified of their accepted artwork for the juried competition by March 19th via email or phone. Further information and an application can be requested by visiting the council web site at www.virtualnorfolk.org and go to Boards & Committees.
    - RT

  • 1/20 5:56pm   Does anyone know of an individual/company who can get me up and running on my new Asus tablet? I haven't found a tutorial on line that makes sense to me. Thanks.
    - LS

  • 1/20 5:54pm   Hi, if you need a house cleaner for this new year call me for a quote, I have been cleaning for families in Norfolk for a long time. Call or text 7742911887. Thanks
    - EL

    [This message arrived immediately after the one below; coincidence? - Wm.]

  • 1/20 5:53pm   Looking for a bi-weekly house cleaner. Thank you.
    - KB

  • 1/20 5:51pm   LH... really!
    - DL

  • 1/20 5:47pm   Hi Looking for small 1 or 2 bedroom house / or apartment. I am hardworking responsible adult willing to perform any type of repairs for trade in rent or just pay rent. Not looking for anything fancy have 1 dog and cat. Have 2 teenage daughters that stay with me on weekends that have ties to Norfolk. I own small business in Franklin. Desparatley seeking any type of housing in this area. Please call, text or email 508-944-1375 mhp2513@gmail.com
    - MP

  • 1/20 5:46pm   Hello Norfolk,
    Norfolk Pest & Wildlife is a new local business serving the town of Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are committed to offering a full spectrum of pest and wildlife services for your home or business. Fair prices, quality service, and state of the art equipment and techniques ensure you get the results you want in a timely manner. We are fully licensed and insured and ready to serve at your convenience. Please give me a call or send me an e-mail to schedule a free inspection. Mention Norfolknet and get 10% of your initial service Norfolkpw@gmail.com. 508-596-5352
    - Phil Howell, owner, Norfolk Pest & Wildlife

  • 1/20 5:43pm   Performance at Onset School of Music Wakefield, MA After School Guitar lessons
    I am a senior at King Philip High School and self-taught guitar player. Once I had taught myself guitar for a year to learn the basics I took lessons in order to take my playing to the next level. I know how costly guitar lessons can be, especially when you just want to start playing. I am now giving lessons to those who show an interest in learning how to play guitar. It is a great way to start learning guitar in the comfort of your own home. I suggest owning your own guitar but if needed I can provide a quality guitar to get started.
    Guitar lessons for beginners - Private guitar lesson in your own home 45 Minute lesson $35 Great way to start learning guitar! Todd B. 508-930-4142 toddbushway@gmail.com
    - TB

  • 1/20 5:42pm   Hello Norfolknet,
    We are Cilla's Coffeehouse located at 5 Liberty Lane. We opened in June, and are looking to spread the word about our business! We offer specialty drinks such as; cappuccinos, latte's, numerous flavored coffees, loose leaf teas, raspberry lime ricky's, shirley temples, frappuccinos, and our number one seller 'cold brewed coffee. We also have signature pastries, breakfast burritos, breakfast sandwiches made with 'real eggs and bacon" topped off with freshly baked croissants and bagels. Our sandwich meats come from Dietz and Watson. We offer two Hale and Hardy soups a day. We are currently working on expanding our salad menu.
    Cilla's also caters and hosts private events. If you are looking to have a venue outside of your home, we have the perfect setting to do so.
    Cilla's has a full liquor license. We are slowly looking to expand our hours into the evening with a full bar menu. We will let customers know when this will happen with signage and through social media.
    With the weather getting colder, Cilla's is a great meeting spot! We have a cozy fireplace, we feature a different local artist each month and have a friendly and great staff to assist you!!
    We want to get the word out to local businesses and residents that we are here. We have daily specials. If you are interested in receiving our daily specials via email, please send us a quick email at cillascoffeehouse@gmail.com and we will add you to our list.
    We look forward to serving you and hope that everyone will help us get the word out!
    Thank you,
    - MaryEllen Blue (Cillas Owner)

  • 1/5/2015 9:29pm   Wanted Apartment, Immediate occupancy. Need a 2 BR apartment which will allow our dog and cats. Please call or text Sue at 508 507 1811
    - DG

  • 1/5/2015 9:20pm   The Un-Common Theatre Company is thrilled to announce auditions for the East Coast Premiere of "School of Rock" on Sunday, January 10th, 2016, from 11:00am to 2:00pm. The production will feature a cast of 6th through 12th graders and will be performed April 8-10, 2016. This production will be lead by the creative team of Director Maggie Dowd (Brighton, MA) and Music Director Danielle Clougher (Canton, MA).
    "School of Rock" is a brand new, high-energy musical with an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. Based on the famous Paramount film written by Mike White, which starred Jack Black, the musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. Completely disinterested in academic work, Dewey decides to create his own curriculum, turning his class into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. With 14 new songs "School of Rock" also includes all of the original songs from the movie. This production features a sensational on-stage kids' rock band and is a loving testimony to the transforming power of music. May the spirit of rock be with you!
    Schedule your audition today and be a part of bringing this brand new musical to the East Coast Community Theatre stage for the very first time!
    Auditions will be held at the Orpheum Theater in Foxboro, MA for students in Grades 6 through 12 on Sunday, January 10, from 11:00am to 2:00pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Callbacks will be held at 3:00pm. All roles are available. To make an appointment, email uncommontheatre@verizon.net. Please provide your name, grade, age, e-mail address and telephone number. A representative from The Un-Common Theatre Company will contact you with an appointment time and more information. For more information about audition requirements, please check the website at www.uncommontheatre.org
    - ND, Un-Common Theatre Company

  • 1/5/2015 9:19pm   The Norfolk Republican Town Committee is very pleased to present Jessica Vaughan, noted immigration policy expert who appears on both CNN and Fox News, to speak at Town Hall on January 14th in room 214 (Selectmen's Room) at 7 PM. The event will open with a brief reception. All are welcome.
    - AB-G

  • 1/5/2015 9:17pm   Do you need a kind and reliable babysitter with lots of child-related experience? I am a 17-year-old living in Norfolk and am also a senior at King Philip HS in Wrentham, and am currently looking to make some extra money before I go off to college in the fall. I have babysat several different children before and have worked with children aged 4-10 at Stony Brook over the summer, and I also took the 4H babysitting course back in middle school. Let me know if you're interested: I can be reached at elizabethc0598@gmail.com. Thank you!
    - EC

  • 1/5/2015 9:15pm   Administrative/Marketing Assistant
    Small marketing business is in need of administrative and marketing assistance. Excellent customer service, and immediate responsiveness is critical. Ideal candidate has project management experience and is capable of working professionally with long-term clients and vendors on a regular basis as turnaround times are extraordinarily fast. While there is flexibility in the position, having availability during regular business hours is important.
    Presently, I'm looking for someone who can work from 15-20 hours per week a few hours each day (Mon-Fri). You would be working from your own home so having a PC, email and internet is required. However, you would be required to travel in and around Norfolk and surrounding areas to do errands and/or attend meetings. Looking for someone who is interested in a long-term, permanent position.
    To apply for the position and/or obtain additional information, please email angela@amw-marketing.com
    - AW

  • 1/5/2015 9:09pm   Dog Walkers Needed for Norfolk/Medfield/Franklin Area! Gas Allowance!
    Attention Norfolk, Medfield, Franklin residents!! Do you love animals and enjoy the outdoors? Leashrly Life, a growing pet care service is looking for qualified dog walkers/pet sitters to add to our staff. Candidates must be reliable, responsible, trustworthy, punctual, conscientious, and friendly. Prior experience with dogs (personal and/or professional) a plus. Individuals must feel comfortable with all types of breeds and temperaments and must be willing to work in all types of weather.
    - Must possess a valid Massachusetts drivers license, have a car, and the ability to read maps.
    - has a smart phone with texting capabilities.
    - is available weekdays during normal office hours; weekend work may also be required.
    - able to service the Walpole, Medfield, Franklin, Norfolk, Wrentham, Foxboro, and Millis areas
    - willing to travel to local surrounding communities
    - having the ability to take pets into your own home for overnight care is a plus
    Walkers will earn money for each pet visit, along with a gas allowance for travel. Some of our walkers/sitters earn over $1,500 per month with a very flexible, part-time schedule. If you are interested in a long-term, part-time position with a growing business, please contact us.
    To apply for this position, please email us with a resume and cover letter briefly explaining why you would make a good candidate. [Email lisaro@leashrlylife.com]
    Great for those looking for Mother's Hours. Serious candidates only, please. This is NOT a temporary position.
    - LR

  • 1/5/2015 9:06pm   I just moved to Norfolk. I was wondering if the Boy Scouts pick up Christmas trees, or does the town of Norfolk take care of it? Thank you.
    - MR

  • 1/5/2015 9:00pm   It's that time of year again.....time to get ready to move the white stuff around. Do you know anyone in town who would plow my driveway on an as-needed, no contract basis..?? I'm easily located off of Rt. 115 and would like to be able to call 24-hours in advance for plowing. Click box530@norfolknet.com to contact me. Thanks.
    - RP

  • 1/5/2015 9:00pm   Please excuse me, but I have to vent for a minute here. My daughter is a middle school student at KPMS. She is very responsible and studious, and her grades definitely reflect her efforts. I am SO proud of her! I have a huge problem though. She is so inundated with homework and studying, that she chooses NOT take extra dance classes, or, as of today, attend a much looked forward to dance Christmas party, because she is so concerned with meeting her school responsibilities. The amount of homework she has is disgusting, not only tonight, but most other nights as well. It is nearly impossible for her to have a friend come over after school too. She rarely says a word about her school obligations, and goes straight to her homework as soon as she comes home...for HOURS. She has NO TIME to do anything else. She has cut back the number of days she takes dance classes (her favorite thing), because of the amount of homework she gets. Not only does homework upset the quality of our home/family time, but it is also upsetting the extracurricular activities that she should be a part of. Why on Earth is anyone wondering why we have issues with childhood obesity, anxiety, and depression?? Thankfully, my daughter does not suffer from these things (thus far), but it is so clear to me why so many children do. I am angry, it's true. I do not mean to judge every KPMS teacher at all, because (I hope!) many of them are very good at recognizing that KIDS SHOULD BE KIDS. But, as a whole, shame on you KPMS school system. Shame on you. How many of you start your day at 7:30 am and finish it at 9:00ish, if you're lucky? Not many, I'm sure. Check with the children. I'm sure most of them do! Signed, Aggravated Mom.
    - LH

  • 1/5/2015 8:58pm   My family and I, in partnership with Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Children's Hospital Boston are hosting a Blood Drive, in memory of my father Gray Mirliss on Jan. 9th, 2016 at the King Philip Middle School, 18 King St., Norfolk, MA 02056 from 8:00am ~ 3:00pm.
    Please plan to join us for the 12th Annual Gary Mirliss Memorial Blood Drive In participation with Brigham, Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Children's Hospital Boston
    What better way to end the holiday season than by donating blood
    Date: Saturday, January 9, 2016, Place: King Philip Middle School, 18 King Street, Norfolk, MA, Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Walk-ins will be accommodated on a 1st come 1st serve basis so we recommend that you make an appointment! Spots are filling up fast!
    To make you appointment you can go to www.halfpints.childrenshospital.org Sponsor code MIRLISS
    For information please email Email: GM.Memorial.Drive@Gmail.com
    - GM

  • 1/5/2015 8:27pm   Free-Fitline 200 Stairmaster-Pretty good condition. 508-520-4567
    - CB

  • 12/20 1:59pm   Boxed truffles make an excellent hostess gift or holiday gift for your favorite chocolate lover.
    Annie's truffles are handmade from scratch and come in an assortment of flavors. Annie's truffles are handmade from scratch and come in an assortment of flavors.
    Boxes come assorted but feel free to specify if there is a particular flavor of which you would like more or less.
    Boxes contain 15 truffles at 20.00/box. Orders of 5 boxes or more are discounted to 18.00/box. Please place your order by 5:00pm Tuesday, December 22nd for delivery or pickup on Wednesday, December 23rd. Always free delivery in Norfolk!
    - AD, Annie's Just Desserts

  • 12/20 1:58pm   We hope that your New Year's Resolution is to learn something new because NCTV has a great list of free workshops in January!
    January 5 - Mac Attack (basics of the Apple operating system)
    January 12 - Fundamentals of Video
    January 19 - Basic Camera
    January 26 - Basic Editing with iMovie
    For descriptions, a full list through March, or to sign up for a workshop, visit www.NorfolkCable.com!
    - KW, NCTV

  • 12/20 1:57pm   Do anyone have suggestions for a reliable individual to repair a dell computer? Thank you.
    - MP

  • 12/20 1:40pm   Do you need the perfect last minute gift? Give the gift of education... learn more & shop now! www.facebook.com/commerce/products/767898316655630/
    Happy Holidays from Lucky Ducky Daycare. www.luckyduckydaycare.com/so/fL6XmWdS#/main E-Mail:learn-with-us@luckyduckydaycare.com office phone:(508)528-2626
    - YR, Lucky Ducky Daycare

  • 12/20 1:39pm   After the New Year, join NCTV for a fun-filled adventure at our Annual Holiday Party on January 7^th at 6pm in the studio. We want to say ``thank you'' to all of our volunteers and viewers for another great year!
    RSVP: tinyurl.com/NCTVHoliday2016
    - KW, NCTV

  • 12/20 1:30pm   The NCL and Annie Dries of Annie's Just Desserts held a Gingerbread House Workshop for over 50 parents and children.
    The event took place on 12/12/15 at the Federated Church in Norfolk. Participants received a homemade gingerbread house baked by Annie's Just Desserts along with all the necessary decorating supplies including royal icing, colorful sprinkles, candies, gumdrops, peppermints and more. NCL volunteers that coordinated the event are Stephanie Richard, Melissa Dugas, and Tricia Frazier (in photograph with Annie Dries of Annie's Just Desserts). Attached are some photos of the family fun event.
    1.) Photo of 4 women - L to R Stephanie Richard (NCL), Melissa Dugas (NCL), Annie Dries (Annie's Just Dessert's) Tricia Frazier (NCL) volunteered their time and talents to organize the 2015 Gingerbread House Workshop
    2.) Photo of mom and daughter - L to R Amanda Newell and Sienna Newell (7) take time to build a gingerbread house together at the Gingerbread Workshop
    3.) Photo of Mom, daughter, son and friende - L to R Lila Marino (5), Jenn Marino, Chase Troutman (6) and Cooper Marino (7) of Norfolk enjoy building Gingerbread Houses at the 2015 Gingerbread House Workshop
    4.) Photo of a gingerbread house constructed at the Gingerbread House Workshop
    - CT

  • 12/20 1:27pm   Dog registration now open for the 2016 calendar year. You may license your dog in person at the Town Clerk's Office during our regular business hours, through the mail, or online at: https://unipaygold.unibank.com/Default.aspx?customerid=899 (note: the bank charges additional fees for online registrations.) Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if using mail-in registration. Dog licensing is subject to proof of current rabies vaccination. The cost is $10.00 per dog if spayed or neutered, $15.00 per dog if not. Licensing fees are waived for residents age 70 yrs. and over; proof of current rabies is still required.
    Thank you,
    - Carol Greene, Norfolk Town Clerk

  • 12/20 1:25pm   Wishing you health and happiness this Holiday Season! What better way to give during the season then by participating in the 12th Annual Gary Mirliss Memorial Blood Drive
    Please join us as we try to collect 200 units of blood. Enjoy a pancake breakfast and pizza at lunch
    When: Saturday, January 9, 2016 From 8 AM to 3 PM
    Where: King Philip Middle School 18 King Street Norfolk, MA 02056
    The Blood Drive supports patients stricken with all types of cancer at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Children's Hospital Boston
    Walk-ins will be accommodated on a 1st come 1st serve basis so we recommend that you make an appointment! Spots are filling up fast!
    Schedule Appointment [link] Sponsor Code: MIRLISS [link] or email us at GM.Memorial.Drive@gmail.com to schedule an appointment
    - GM

  • 12/20 1:07pm   Need interior painting done ? No job too small! My team and I (all from Norfolk) were in the top 5% in the country in productivity and customer satisfaction for College Painters last summer. I am college student who will soon be home until late January We are looking for local work doing interior painting over the school break. Call JM at 774-571-3826 for a quote.
    - JM

  • 12/20 1:00pm   Babysitter /Nanny Available for the Holiday Break - I am a responsible 19 year old college sophomore who is looking to babysit the week of December 28th. I enjoy spending time with children of all ages and have a lot of experience through babysitting, coaching basketball, tutoring and volunteering at youth lacrosse clinics. I have my own car and am more than willing to drive children to/from activities/sports if necessary. References are available upon request. Please feel free to contact me at: mckenna_mcmorrow@student.uml.edu or lisa1213@earthllink.net Thanks.
    - MM

  • 12/20 12:59pm   To K.M. I agree the January voting makes no sense. That's true what if there is a snowstorm and the wonderful workers that work the voting stations can't even get there. Then what? Why can't the town save some money and hold 2 elections on the same day in march. Makes sense to me.
    - DH

  • 12/20 12:57pm   I am posting in hopes of dispelling some of the misconceptions surrounding the timing of the Special Town Election for the funding of the Public Safety Project.
    The Town Clerk is responsible for running all elections, and in that position please let me share with you the timetable that Massachusetts General Law requires us to follow regarding Special Elections.
    The Fall Town Meeting is traditionally held in November and was scheduled for November 17th. The meeting was moved back to December 1 due to a posting conflict with Veterans Day. Once the voters at Town Meeting approved the public safety project, the Selectmen and the Town Clerk must follow a specific process. The Town Clerk must receive written notice of the referendum from the Selectmen at least 35 days before the date of the election. (MGL C54 S42C) The Special Election is required to be held within 90 days after the close of Town Meeting (MGL C59 S21c.m). The selectmen met on December 8th and established the date of January 19th for the Special Election. The March 1st Primary date falls outside the 90 day window that is allowed by law.
    While it would have been good on a cost saving basis to have run the two elections on the same day, some significant costs, such as creating the ballots and programming the machines, would be the same whether on primary day or a different day.
    Some people have mentioned a concern over voter turnout. In looking back over more than a few of the past State and Federal Primary Elections, they are traditionally some of the smallest turnout elections that we hold.
    I know many of you have voiced concerns about the weather, and living in New England the weather is unpredictable from December through March. The reality is, we could have a bad day in January or March, hopefully both days will be clear.
    The Selectmen have informed my office that they will be holding an open meeting in the library on January 7th to discuss the financials of this project and I encourage all interested parties to attend. Additionally an informational package will be mailed to every household. I hope this helps to address some of your concerns, and please feel free to contact my office, or the Selectmen's Office, if you have an specific questions or concerns.
    - Carol Greene, Town Clerk, Town of Norfolk

  • 12/20 12:50pm   This is a great service for the elderly or loved ones that need to go to doctors appointments ,shopping, hairdresser etc. There are many means of transportation out there but this is much more than a ride I would accompany you to your appointments and stay with you,its called chauffeur & chaperone,for more info call Eleanor @ 781-760-3588
    - ES

  • 12/20 12:47pm   May All of your holiday wishes come true! At this time, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our progress possible. It is in this spirit we say..."THANK YOU" Complete Builders, LLC: mailto:John@CbuildLLC.comJohn@CbuildLLC.com
    - RD, Complete Builders, LLC

  • 12/20 12:45pm   Coats 4 Kids Drive Underway
    The Norfolk Lions, the Norfolk Public Schools and the Town of Norfolk are pleased to announce that the Coats 4 Kids winter outerwear drive is in full swing. Please consider donating your gently used or unwanted coats, whether they are for infants, kids, men or women to this annual drive. Drop off locations are at the Lions Christmas Tree sales located next to Dunkin Donuts, the H. Olive Day School, the Freeman-Kennedy School and at the Town Clerks Office. All coats will be cleaned by Anton's Cleaners of Medfield. Donations for this important cause can be made until January 11, 2016. The Lions would like to send a special thanks to Dover Trucking for once again donating new totes for our collection stations. If you have any questions about the drive, please contact Lisa Roney at 508-520-6693. Happy Holidays!
    - PS, Norfolk Lions

  • 12/20 12:40pm   Holiday Times are upon us.... A lot of us have elderly parents and loved ones that cannot drive, we now offer a new idea for them, its called "chauffeurs and chaperones". We will take them to dr's. appts., shopping even hair dresser and accompany them inside and stay with them from moment we pick them up in our licensed and insured livery cars to the moment they are brought back home safely. If interested in this service call Eleanor at Chris Livery Service, 781-760-3588
    - ES

  • 12/7 12:54am   Items for sale: 1 Poulan Pro 16" chain saw with 3 extra chains. Runs but doesn't like to idle. $40.00 or BO. Also 3 sides to chain link dog pen ( 2-6x12, 1 6x8). $50.00 or BO.
    413-695-3894. Ask for Dave
    - DJ

  • 12/7 12:51am   I have a 58.5" x 28.5" plate glass mirror, originally used in a beauty salon. Looking to give it away. box529@norfolknet.com
    - RC

  • 12/7 12:42am   Wanted to give a review and shout out to those looking for a reliable dog walker/sitter/pet service and grooming. If your pets are like family, then you know it's hard to find that right person.
    Karma's Adventures is owned/operated by Jessica Terrio who is Norfolk resident. She's responsible, reliable and reasonable. I am SO happy to have her help out with my dogs!
    Jessica's Info: Jesstbb1@gmail.com (508) 918-2690; Facebook page - www.facebook.com/Karmas-Adventures-Pet-Service-1586745004923674/?ref=br_rs>
    - KT

  • 12/7 12:41am   SPECIAL VOTE TO APPROVE $12.2 MILLION DOLLAR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT: At last evening's town meeting a member of the board was quoted as saying 'unfortunately this vote would probably occur during a snowstorm'. One member of the audience raised a point - could this vote coincide with the election planned for March, in order to increase voter turnout (assuming the weather would be better in March, let's hope!). The response by the board member was that interest rates may be going up, and the loan would be more costly as a result. Questioned further, the board member could not produce evidence that interest rates would be going up, could not quantify the effect of any such increase, and said the board would "discuss" deferring until March. Apparently all discussions are already complete as the Town Moderator has indicated here that the vote will be no later than early February. Absent any info to the contrary, a January/February vote sounds to me like the board is hoping for a snowstorm and, in turn, lower voter turnout. I respect and appreciate the guidance of those we have entrusted to manage our town, as well as the hard work and dedication of our police and fire departments. Having said that, I hope we can appeal to those in charge to defer the vote until such a time as turnout will not be hampered by inclement weather. No matter your view on this issue, we as a community should want the highest voter turnout and broadest participation in our government as possible.
    - KH

  • 12/7 12:38am   Beautiful grandfather type clock with loads of storage. Made by Kincade, Ducks Unlimited collection. Both doors open to reveal storage. 62Hx21Wx14 1/2D
    Excellent condition. Original $1250.00 asking $400.00 or BO. Call or text 508-509-3288
    - AD

  • 12/7 12:37am   I am seeking a driveway snow plower for the winter months. Unfotunately I had a great person who retired from the business. It is a straight path and usually done in one or two passes. Any leads or suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you. 508-528-4745
    - TM

  • 12/7 12:35am   Snuggle up on the couch and turn to NCTV's public channel (Comcast 8, Verizon 41) at 9pm December 20^th ~ 25^th for a variety of holiday movies. Additionally, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will be chock-full of various holiday themed programs.
    - KW, NCTV

  • 12/7 12:32am   Un-Common's Fall Production of "Shrek The Musical" Opens December 4th
    Don't miss The Un-Common Theatre Company's Fall Production of "Shrek The Musical" being presented at the Orpheum Theatre, Foxboro on Friday, December 4th at 7:30pm, Saturday, December 5th at 3:00pm and 7:30pm and Sunday, December 6th at 2:00pm. Pre-Sale Tickets are $22 for Adults and $17 for Students, Seniors and all Balcony Tickets and may be purchased by calling (800) 838-3006 or on line at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2419976. Tickets purchased at the door are $25 for Adults and $20 for Students, Seniors and all Balcony Tickets. For Un-Common Members, groups of 10 or larger, or handicapped seating please email uncommontheatre@verizon.net. Join us as we bring kids ages 7 through 17 together on stage for a truly family-oriented theatrical experience for all ages. Shrek The Musical brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears.
    "Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek (Ben Reingold, Sharon, MA)..." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey (Ashley Tsimtsos, Mansfield, MA) and a feisty princess Fiona (Cara DiPietro, Norfolk, MA) who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy (Matthew Corbett, Attleboro, MA), a cookie with an attitude (Brooke Leifer, Mansfield, MA), and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek.
    - ND

  • 12/7 12:31am   For Sale: Set of weights (110 lbs.) with both straight and curved bars, and two dumbell bars. Comes with adjustable, multi-position bench for bench and overhead presses, arm curls, leg curls and leg extensions. Excellent condition.$90 or best offer. Please text Randy at 508-654-2194 or email randcorwin@yahoo.com
    - RC

  • 12/7 12:29am   Please support the King Philip Music Association! Fresh Christmas wreaths with red bow $14 each - pick up at my home in Norfolk. Please contact Maureen C. at mcappuccino@verizon.net if interested. Happy holidays!
    - MC

  • 12/7 12:27am   I am looking for a college student to babysit 2 boys (6 and 8 in our Norfolk home) 3 or 4 days a week for this upcoming summer. The person must have their own transportation in order to bring the boys to activities. We are a smoke-free home, but have 2 small dogs. References required. If you are interested, please email me at roycaroline11@gmail.com
    - CH

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    2/13 A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at the Federated Church of Norfolk on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. The church is located at 1 Union Street, in the center of Norfolk, across from the Town Common. Ample parking is located behind the church. To make an appointment or to receive further information, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

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    Lista Work Stations

    Lista work stations ~ excellent condition for sale. 2 units 1k takes 'em!

    Contact Virginia :774-571-9082


    Three Items For Sale

    end tables, need refinishing, fun project $40.00 for the pair. 29Dx27Hx18W

    two beautiful decorative chairs. never used. solid wood. original $499.00 each asking $250.00 for both 32Wx46Hx25D

    Grandfather type clock with loads of hidden storage. made by Kincade, solid wood. original $999.00 asking $250.00 24Wx20Dx65H

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    text 508-509-3288

    Located in Norfolk


    Ethan Allen TV Armoire

    Beautiful Ethan Allen TV Armoire in rich cherry finish.

    Excellent condition. Accommodates up to a 32" TV. Adjustable TV shelf. Ample drawer for DVD/CD's etc . 54H x 41.5W x 21D.

    Asking $200.00. Call or text 508-981-0059

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    "lane" leather reclining sofa (chestnut brown)

    like new $320.00 or best offer

    contact chasmosr@aol.com


    Drum and Dresser

    Drum and roller case- $75

    Dresser- $150

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    email box527@norfolknet.com


    Utility Trailer

    5'x8' Utility Trailer for sale with spare tire. New sells for $800. Asking $400

    [pic 2] [pic 3]

    Ask for Dave

    S o l d



    "Lane" reclining leather sofa (chestnut brown) $500.00

    Like new condition. Contact chasmosr@aol.com


    Electric Snowblower

    For Sale Simplicity 24" Electric start snow blower. Works great

    $500.00. Call Bob 774-571-0980


    Chair Lift

    For Sale Stannah chair lift. Three years old.

    Cost about $12,000. $750.00 OBO

    Call Bob, 774-571-0980

    Can deliver and help set up.


    Leashrly Life

    Do you worry your dog isn't getting enough exercise? Do you feel guilty about leaving your dog? Are you stressed about where your pet will stay when you are away?

    Provides Peace of Mind for You and Your Pet

    Our caring, qualified, loving pet professionals are here to help. We take the best care of your pet when you can't be there.

    Choose from off-leash hiking excursions, in your-own-neighborhood walks, quick let-out's or overnight pet sits.

    Book online at ! Or, call or email us for a FREE in-home evaluation so we can recommend what works for you and your pet. Sign up for our e-newsletter and receive helpful tips and special offers to help you with your pet!

    lisa@leashrlylife.com -- 781-241-2083


    Furniture for sale

    White locking display cases. 2 lighted locking display cases measuring 25.5 " wide x 84.5" high x 9.5" deep. Good condition. Were originally used in a high end jewelry store for display. 3 shelves on the bottom. Top glass area has option of brackets for shelving or can use the covered cork board lining back of cabinet. Asking $125 each.

    Hooker cherry entertainment unit. Very good condition. Measures 46 wide x 82.5 high x 25 deep. Folding recessed doors in top cabinet. 2 pull out side drawers on bottom and the middle bottom are can be used for a speaker or shelves. Outlet inside cabinet. Asking $250

    Beautiful Thomasville oak dining room set. Very good condition. Pieces include oval table with leaves and table pads, 6 chairs, china cabinet with glass shelves, mirrored back and interior touch lighting, and a buffet / server unit. Originally over $10,000. Very nice set!

    Asking $1,100

    Call or text Judy 5O8 . Five Six Six . 388 8

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    Solid Wood Secretary

    Solid wood secretary. Three large draws on bottom, three shelves above. Drop down table for use as desk with cubbies inside. One piece, very heavy.

    Asking $500.00 Original $1750.00. very good condition.

    74H x 39W x 20D [pic 2]t

    text 508-509-3288
    S o l d


    Furnishings For Sale

    Pair of bar height stools for sale. Both in great condition! $60 for pair or best offer.

    Set of three wall art pieces (look and feel like stone, but are very light to hang!). Great for a feature wall in bathroom, living room or kitchen. $30 for all three or best offer. [pic]

    Mirror with hooks in great condition! Great for an entry, bedroom or basement. Previously used in boy bedroom to hang baseball caps. $25 or best offer. [pic]

    Chrome 6 candle chandelier in great condition! $55 or best offer. [pic]

    Set of 4 window (8 panels) insulated floor length curtains with tie backs. Great condition! $115 for all 4 windows or best offer. [pic1] [pic2]

    Please contact Julia at juliagaudet@gmail.com2


    Ethan Allen Dining Set

    Table with two leafs and 6 high back chairs. 20 yrs old. Wear and tear indicative of age. Paid $3,000. Will sell for $400 or best offer.

    Email karenmercier@verizon.net.


    Saxophones For Sale

    4 sale used Conn alto saxophone $500-w/ neck strap & soft case

    4 sale used Yamaha tenor saxophone $1500- w/ neck strap & soft case [pic]


    9/22, 10/29  

    Moving, Tools and Equipment For Sale Moving out and have a large amount of built up home and garden tools and equipment.

    Items include the following:
    - Electrical Equipment
    - Garden and Irrigation Equipment
    - Power Tools
    - Carpentry Equipment
    - Plumbing Equipment
    - Automotive Equipment

    There is a lot more stuff, please call/email me and we can setup a time if you'd like to come check it out and talk pricing, I can also give you prices over the phone if you see something specifically in the pictures. I did not have the time to take pictures of everything but the photos contained in the link below is a good sample of what we have: [google drive folder here]

    Thanks and feel free to contact me with any questions at 508-406-8332 or andrewveatman@gmail.com



    Trumpet for sale, $100. Call 508-243-4359


    Twin Brass Headboards For Sale

    Twin brass headboards for sale, $100 for the set. Call 508-243-4359


    Bunk Beds For Sale

    White metal bunk beds for sale, $100. 3 years old, rarely used. Call 508-243-4359


    Dog Walkers / Pet Sitters Needed

    Do you love animals and enjoy the outdoors? Growing pet service business is looking for qualified dog walkers/pet sitters to add to our staff. Ideal candidate is reliable, responsible, trustworthy, punctual, conscientious and friendly. Having some prior experience with dogs (personal and/or professional) a plus. Individual must feel comfortable with all types of breeds and temperaments and must be willing to work in all types of weather. This is NOT a temporary position. We are looking for a long-term partner to support our clients. Email junebug1306@yahoo.com with letter of interest and resume.



    Landice treadmill, rarely ever used. Has been taken apart into two pieces to be moved. $100. 508-243-4359
    S o l d


    BMW For Sale

    2007, BMW 525XI, 6 Speed Manual Transmission.
    Very Good Condition, Clean.
    All Service performed by Norwood BMW Gallery.
    113,000 miles, Selling for $10,800
    Contact Brian 781-707-6652

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    Erica's Cleaning Services

    Cleaner available to service Norfolk residents. Currently working with multiple families and looking to grow my business in this area. References available upon request.

    "I guarantee consistent and high quality cleaning services"

    Cell phone 508-733-7597
    Email: ericahexa@hotmail.com


    Full Set of Sizzler Golf Clubs (2-9, PW & 5 Wood) - $65

    10 clubs in total.

    Sizzler Oversized golf clubs, graphite shaft 2-9, PW and 5 Wood. Great full set to get started and hitting the links. Grips are good and club face has plenty of strike in them.

    Leyland Bulge technology shaft
    Kelmac grips
    Accura HTS Graphite, regular flex 7 & PW

    Make me an offer! Text or call 617. Nine Three Nine . 3 7 4 9

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    G o n e


    Built-In Gas Grill

    For Sale:

    Lynx stainless steel built-in gas grill (used)
    For sale: $495.00
    Was $2,000 new. Needs a little TLC.

    Contact: Pamela

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    Matching Tabletop Topiaries

    Beautiful tabletop topiaries in excellent condition. Great for a fireplace mantel or entryway! $35 for pair or best offer. Please contact Julia at juliagaudet@gmail.com


    Swivel bar stools for sale

    Pair of swivel bar height stools for sale. Both in great condition and very comfortable! $40 each or $75 for pair or best offer. Please contact Julia at juliagaudet@gmail.com
    S o l d


    Locally Made Bracelets, Earrings, and More

    Looking for local, handmade jewelry either for yourself or as a gift? Effervescent Hedgepig offers a variety of earrings, bracelets, and more, all made here in Norfolk. Check us out on Etsy at effervescenthedgepig.etsy.com, or visit us at our website at effervescenthedgepig.com!


    Items for sale

    Twin bedroom set - 2 twin beds(head and footboards) and dresser
    Asking $400. But open to offers (pictures 1&2)
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    Ethan Allen hutch. $800. Open to offer
    Willing to sell pieces separately - bottom would make great server (pictures 3&4)
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    [Contact box525@norfolknet.com - Wm.]


    Moving Sale

    Leather Sofa, Love Seat, and Coffee Table, Side Table, and Console Table ($800)

    Complete Office Furniture, with Table lamp and a Nice Chair ($100)

    Full-size Bedroom Set ($150)

    Dresser, Nightstand, Lamp ($90)

    Tables ($20) each


    Please call 508 404 8303

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    Thule Summit Cargo Box

    Good condition
    $100 or best offer !

    Call 508/479/3893
    ( Norfolk )


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