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This is the Norfolk, Massachusetts community web page and on-line newsletter. It is not run for profit, we're not selling anything; we just hope you find the information useful. We welcome posts and messages from town residents, and would love to hear from you! Mail us your comments, suggestions, or just to let us know you visited.
Bring your instruments and come to see us!!!
Free piano, voice, clarinet, flute, saxophone, and violin lessons will be offered right on the spot!
Please join us to enjoy our music and sweets...!
Come celebrate the release of the Eighth Edition of TNQ, Norfolk's literary journal, with our first ever Poetry Slam Contest! The event will be held on Thursday, June 16 from 7-9pm in the Community Room at the Norfolk Public Library. Come meet the authors, enjoy some refreshments, and cheer on our literary competitors.
Copies of The Norfolk Quill will be available for purchase with proceeds going to benefit the Norfolk Public Library.
This leaves me wondering if Norfolk's Senior Center programming is being evaluated in order to consider some of these changing demographics. In looking at the "Silver Gazette," it looks like there is fairly traditional programing, but not anything that would be in the category of anything mentioned in the article. I didn???t see an email address anywhere in the June newsletter for the Center, which I thought was a bit odd.
Does anyone have any feedback on attendance at events at the Center? I've seen write ups in the Gazette about activities at many of the area Senior Centers, but can't recall anything from Norfolk. We have a substantial investment in the building. Is it being utilized effectively?
Bearly Beginning Preschool, Inc. 55 Madison Street, Wrentham MA 02093, BearlyBeginingPreschool.com 508-384-8415.
Ken Gloss, book antiquarian and owner of the world-famous Brattle Book Shop in Boston (one of the oldest antiquarian book stores in the country), will be giving a special lecture on rare books that will be followed by book and document appraisals on Tuesday, June 7th (6:30 p.m.) at the Norfolk Senior Center. Known for his appearances on PBS's "Antiques Roadshow," his popular presentations are filled with anecdotes as well as examples of books and ephemera he has acquired over a span of many years.
Mark your calendar to attend this free program as both participants and observers are welcome to attend. Those who bring items are limited to two per person for a free evaluation and appraisal. In addition to old books, documents (e.g., autographed materials, maps, magazines, calendars, posters, pamphlets, broadsides, and other ephemerae) will also be appraised by Mr. Gloss.
Due to the generous support of the Friends of the Norfolk Council on Aging, wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. 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.
The Norfolk Lions in conjunction with a number of local organizations are in the final planning stages for the 24rd annual Norfolk Community Day to be held on June 4th at the Holmes Complex on 22 Myrtle Street in Norfolk. Community Day events start at 11:00 AM.
Events at this year's Community Day include a children's art contest, touch a DPW truck, golf ball drop 50/50 raffle and many new and old favorite amusements including the Circus Obstacle Course, Knights & Dragons Bounce and Slide, Soccer Shoot, The Joust and the Bungee Bull Ride.
The black top entertainment will include a number of local groups who have participated for the last 23 years. Also for the first time this year, we will be entertained by Mike Piazza and his Flying High Frisbee Dogs. Mike is the #1 professional K-9 frisbee performer in the world. He and his highly athletic dogs will perform a variety of frisbee and other entertaining tricks. This year's schedule of events is:
On the Main Stage:
The Inspiration Performing Troupe of Norfolk 11:00 AM
Henry the Juggler 11:50 AM
King Philip World Percussion Ensemble-African and Steel Drums 1:00 PM
High Flying Frisbee Dogs 1:45 PM
Kids games & contests (hula hoop, musical chairs & balloon toss) 2:30 PM
Pie eating contest, golf ball drop & silent auction winners 2:50 PM
Kathy Ryan Dance Studio 3:15 PM
On the Dining Area Stage:
Good Tymes Banjo Band 12:00 PM
DJ Peter Conti All Day
Children's amusements All Day
Fire engine, hay wagon and train rides All Day
Foam Fun (play in foam sprayed by NFD) 3:30 PM
Come join the food, games and fun that are all sponsored by various local groups. Many of our local organizations are selling goodies to raise funds and providing literature so we can all find out what's going on around town. It's a great day for everyone to get together and celebrate Norfolk.
Did you know that food pantry supplies are at their lowest during the summer months, especially toward the end of the summer? To help alleviate this problem, the Lions are running a food drive at Community Day. Our goal is to Stuff-A-Truck full of food to be shared between the Norfolk and Franklin food pantries. Some items that are currently needed are jelly, maple syrup, hamburger/tuna helper, mayonnaise, tooth paste and hand soap. Please help us to reach our goal by bringing your donation to Community Day so we can fill that truck!
The Norfolk Lions could not undertake this fun event without the wide-spread assistance of all those who volunteer their funds, materials and time. The Lions would like to thank the Norfolk Fire, Police and Highway Departments and the Norfolk Recreation Department for their ongoing support. We are also pleased to acknowledge our platinum, gold and silver sponsors for this year's Community Day. Platinum: Holmes Transportation, 1776 Financial Services, Carpentry by Tom Antonellis, Dedham Savings Bank, Foxboro Federal Savings Bank, Norfolk Cultural Council; Gold: George T. Cronin & Sons, DiPlacido Development Corporation, Dover Trucking, ECO Structures Inc., Emmanuel Baptist Church, Minuteman Press of West Newton, Norfolk Community League, Rocky's Auto Body, Rodman Ford; Silver: Berkshire Hathaway Page Realty, Carrison Design, Colonial Fence, Dunkin Donuts, Elite Foods, Federated Church of Norfolk, New England Revolution, Norfolk Auto Inc., Peter Conti, Roche Brothers, State Representative Shawn Dooley, Snead Retirement Consulting, St. Jude's Church, Stop & Shop, Taylor Rental of Norfolk and William Reveis Delta Realtors.
The Lions are a non-profit organization known for working to end preventable blindness. Norfolk Lions participate in a vast variety of projects important to our community and proceeds of Community Day are donated back into local charities or to meet community needs. For more information regarding Community Day, you may check out the Norfolk Lions website www.norfolkmalions.org or call Ed M. @ 508-528-9302 or Patti M. @ 508-520-0540.
Ivy Music Academy has the pleasure to announce that our recital, marking the end of the Spring semester, will take place on June 25th in Norfolk Grange Hall, located at 28 Rockwood Road in Norfolk (Route 115).
The first concert will start at 3PM, the second at 5:00PM and the admission is free.
A reception will follow....
Please join us for a Saturday afternoon, filled with music , fun and more...!
June 7 - Public Speaking
June 14 - Web Video Basics
June 21 - Chroma Key and Green Screen
June 28 - Three Point Lighting
When: Saturday, June 11 from 9am to 1pm / Where: Norfolk DPW at 33 Medway Branch / Who: All are welcome to shop, reserve a space and sell goods
The cost to reserve a space is $20, and includes an 8ft table, a chair and 10x10 ft space. Don't want to sell your unwanted goods? Donate your items to NCL. We will sell the items and donate the money to local charitable organizations. For more information and to reserve a space, please visit www.norfolkcommunityleague.org.
[Update 5/28 3:53pm: I sold my books - MP]
An evaluation is required for all players that intend to play travel soccer at any time in 2016-17 (indoor and/or outdoor) to assess their competitive level and to allow for placement on an appropriate team . This year the evaluations will be held on June 12 th and June 13 th , with players encouraged to attend both dates. If you are not already on the email list for S.C. Norfolk and do not regularly receive S.C. Norfolk communications, contact email@example.com for more information on the evaluations.
I am a 19 year old college student who will be home for the summer. I have a babysitting job set for during the week but would also like to pick up a night here and there on weekends. I have been babysitting for the same family for 2 years - 2 kids, ages 9 and 11, so I do have experience. I have a car so I am able to drive anywhere if necessary. Parents - if you're looking for a night where you need a break, I'm for you! You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weather forecast for Norfolk Community Day 2016: 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.
Between 2:30 and 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, May 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and at the Pond Street Complex on Sunday, May 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 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 2016 will take place on Saturday, June 4, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Holmes family property, 22 Myrtle St., Norfolk. You can check out the Norfolk Lions website www.norfolkmalions.org for more information about Community Day 2016.
LAKELAND FARMS TOWN OF NORFOLK NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Unofficial Results for the May 3 Annual Town Election
Donations (no clothing) will be accepted the day before from 10-2 at the DPW or between 8 and 9 the day of the event. Come and help your community, get rid of clutter and earn a little cash at the same time! Space is limited - reserve your table today! June 11, 2016, 9:00am - 1:00pm, Norfolk DPW ~ 33 Medway Branch, $20 set up fee (fee includes 10x10 size space, 8 ft table and chair, multi-town advertising). You can: share a table with a friend, be from another town to reserve a table (sorry, no bringing your own), Set-up at 8AM. To reserve a table go to: Norfolkcommunityleague.org Questions? Contact: email@example.com
Retails at Petco for $120
As of 4/27 selling for $78 on Amazon [link] Asking $50.00 - please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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* Enhance civic engagement in Norfolk Town Meetings (and town decision making)
* Make the Town Meeting environment warmer and more welcoming
* Improve communications
* Use the Internet to help people prepare for Town Meetings
* Leverage the knowledge, expertise, and experience of Norfolk residents to make decisions that are better for Norfolk
I've lived in Norfolk for over 37 years. I've been disappointed at the relatively low level of participation in our Town Meetings (around 200 - 250 out of about 6,500 registered voters). A number of people are frustrated that they pay too much in taxes for the services they get. I want to increase citizen participation so that citizens can make the tradeoffs between how much taxes they pay and what services they receive.
Different people bring different approaches, levels of commitment, and skills to the job. From my background in computer programming, I have a natural creative orientation. By virtue of my style, I want to build consensus and be sure every voice is heard and considered. From my training in mediation and negotiation, I use a collaborative problem-solving approach.
I've always had an interest in working with town boards, committees and officials to encourage them to open town decision-making to as much civic participation as possible. After I retired from MIT, I now have the time to pursue that interest and work to town decision-making to as much civic participation as possible.
I've looked at how citizen participation was increased in other jurisdictions, read about practices that had proved effective in other areas, and solicited ideas from Norfolk voters. Many residents shared their ideas with me. I published all the ideas and suggestions that I received on my web site at sites.google.com/site/rosenberg4moderator/home/comments Look at the ideas there and share your ideas about how you want to participate and how we could make it easier for you to participate. Please share your ideas with me by sending E Mail to me at "Rosenberg@ACM.org" with "Norfolk Civic Engagement" in the subject (to help me find those messages among the other E-Mail I get). Or if you'd prefer, you can call me at home at 1-508-528-7124 so that we can discuss how to proceed.
Vote for more civic engagement - elect David Rosenberg Norfolk Town Moderator on May 3rd.
Resides in Norfolk close to downtown, needs rides to downtown Norfolk, Horace Mann Plaza Franklin (Shaw's) as far away as Agway's in Franklin. All within the local area. If interested please call 508-528-1043 to discuss arrangements and compensation.
My opinion, you can see the difference of both candidates. Dan Fallon has the experience and you can see that in his interview. He also has the best experience by far to help the community. I urge the voters of Norfolk to vote for Dan Fallon for Constable on May 3rd. He will not disappoint us.
May 3 - Fundamentals of Video Production
May 10 - NO WORKSHOP (Town Meeting)
May 17 - Adobe After Effects Basics Part 1
May 24 - Adobe After Effects Basics Part 2
May 31 - Basic Camera
For the 7th year the Norfolk Lions are sponsoring a youth art show open to all Norfolk residents in grades 1 through 6. The art work submitted should represent a 'Scene around Norfolk/Your Community'. The Youth Art Show, where all the art work will be displayed, will be held at Norfolk Community Day on June 4, 2016 at the Holmes Complex, 22 Myrtle St., Norfolk. In addition, all art work will become a part of a slide show that will be broadcast on Norfolk Cable TV.
This show is free to all participants, with one entry per person. This year we will also accept art work of other mediums including 3D (i.e.: sculpture, diorama, layered materials, etc.). Entries submitted on paper may be no larger than 11" by 17" and 3D entries may be no larger than 17" by 17" by 12". Each entry must include an entry form taped to the backside of the art. Entry forms have been sent home electronically for all children in the Norfolk public schools. Additional forms are also available in the main lobby of the Norfolk Public Library.
Entries will also be judged by a panel appointed by the Norfolk Lions in three age groups: grades 1 and 2, grades 3 and 4, and grades 5 and 6. Winners will be selected based on artistic creativity, neatness and originality. All entries will receive an award and winners in each age group will be awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and honorable mention ribbons. But that's not all - the 1st place winners in each age group and one Grand Prize winner will also each receive gift certificates! These winning entries will be displayed at the Norfolk Library, for all to see, for two weeks after Community Day.
The contest entry deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, May 20. Entries may be submitted to the art teachers at the Freeman Kennedy or HOD schools, or mailed or dropped off in person to:
Norfolk Lions, c/o Sally Grant, 40 Grove Street, Norfolk, MA 02056
[Registration form attched here - Wm.]
We look look forward to having you back with us in the summer of '16!! Also, please look for our updated video that will be posted on our website shortly!
Officer Steve Plympton
DARE to Dream Summer Day Program
Norfolk's community literary journal is seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, and memoir for its eighth annual edition. Submissions are open to writers of all ages!
Send your submission (3000 words or less) to: ReadMyLit@gmail.com
Please include a short bio which will be printed in the journal if your submission is accepted for publication. Submissions must be received by April 25, 2016.
The annual SADD Walk of Tears in loving memory of Maura Howard, a graduate of King Philip Regional High School and Amy Callaghan of Franklin High School and both victims of drunk driving accidents, will take place Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Franklin High School.
The walk is approximately 3 miles, and there will be refreshments and water available.
Registration begins at 10:30 AM followed by the Ceremony and then the Walk will begin at 11 AM.
The SADD Chapter uses the donations collected to fund scholarships at both King Philip and Franklin High Schools.
This event has raised and distributed thousands of scholarship dollars to worthy SADD members at both high schools. Donations are accepted from anyone, with checks payable to Franklin or King Philip SADD Chapter*.* T-Shirts will be distributed to anyone who raises or donates$20.
Please join the Walk against injuries and deaths caused by destructive decisions!
Any questions, please contact Ms. Erin Nerlino, KP Chapter head at 508.384.1000 or email email@example.com
Drop off your litter early so you can enjoy various Earth Day/Arbor Day activities Stony Brook has to offer including timely demonstrations and information sharing, children's nature games and crafts, help plant a tree, and participate in a pruning demonstration. We hope you will join us on this very special day - free to all!
Contact Robin B. of the Norfolk Grange at 508-740-2777 if you have any questions. Thanks!
Save the date! June may seem like a long way off, but the Norfolk Lions Community Day team is already planning this annual event.
This year's event resurrects the original ``Old Tyme Day'' theme from years past when times were a little slower and more affordable. Community Day 2016 will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 11:00 until 4:00. Once again the Holmes Family has graciously agreed to host the event at their property at 22 Myrtle Street, Norfolk.
This will be the Lions' 24th year bringing a day of family fun and entertainment. The Lions' goal is to provide a country fair type environment including music, dancing, games, petting animals, hayrides, train rides, pie eating contest, foam for kids to play in, food and historical displays. This is an event for the entire Norfolk Community to come out, celebrate and get to know neighbors.
The Lions welcome your participation and invite any Norfolk business, organization, neighborhood or group to participate in Community Day. Groups and organizations (including corporations) can take part in a number of ways, whether by setting up a booth or tent, sponsoring an activity or entertainment, or simply by becoming a sponsor.
If you would like a booth, we do ask that you provide something in return. For example, if your company wants to have a booth, then you should have something to offer that will add to the fun such as a game or activity, or provide financial support that will be used towards other expenses. You can also sponsor an event or entertainment. We are flexible; just tell us what you have in mind.
Help make Norfolk Community Day 2016 one of the best and join the fun. You may contact the Norfolk Lions Club at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ed M. @ 508-528-9302 or Patti M. @ 508-520-0540.
The ranch is a new endeavor and was not in operation prior to its current use about 2 years ago. Prior to that it was an undeveloped plot of wooded land undisturbed for years. Now, all the trees are gone with crowds and noise having replaced them. Homeowners that have lived in the area for years are now subject to that noise including gun shots, loud music and PA systems, dust and traffic that they hadn't signed up for when they bought their homes.
It is not a ``cool annual event'' as you've stated. The Board of Selectmen has given an entertainment license for a number of shooting contests (with rain dates) and barrel racing dates. This in fact, represents many of the Sundays in the summer where neighbors have to endure the noise and associated issues with running these events. Cookouts, family events and simple quiet enjoyment of their properties now suffer.
In fact in order to protect their rights and home values, sound engineers were hired who have reported noise far above the state and federal levels allowed.
If it were an ``annual event'' I don't believe there would be such an issue for the neighbors.
Unfortunately, it's not 200 years ago as you stated. Many people have spent their life savings to own the homes they used to enjoy in summers past. Imagine attempting to sell your house during one of these events? Not a big selling point. To them it isn't the romantic picture you paint in your miss-informed post but one of a nuisance planted in a formerly quiet residential neighborhood.
Small and large furniture items, outdoor sporting gear, books, toys, tools...
Everything must go!
Open House on Sunday, April 3rd...
Does anyone know of a Russell D'Arcangelo living in Norfolk? I am trying to locate him for a college reunion.
I am a dependable, seasoned babysitter/nanny who has years of experience raising a family as well as babysitting. I currently work for two wonderful families helping with children ages 5 to 12 who do not need summer help. Responsibilities include: driving them to/from after school activities, homework help, making them dinner and having fun!! This summer, I am looking for 1, 2 or 3 days per week. Please feel free to email me at: email@example.com. Thank you.
Join friends and neighbors as we gather to spruce up Norfolk???s town properties including Town Hall, the Library, and the Public Safety building. Groups and children over the age of 7 are welcome. Please bring yard tools such as rakes, broom, leaf blower and gloves. Participants are invited to split and share their own sun-loving perennials for planting in front of the town buildings. The event is sponsored by the NCL in conjunction with the Town of Norfolk DPW-Highway Division.
To sign up or for more information email Deb G. at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-470-1180. (rain date of April 24)
April 5 - Production Planning and Storyboarding
April 12 - Photoshop Basics
April 19 - Audio Editing
April 26 - Creating Slideshows with iMovie
Item 1: Coffee/End table set (three pieces). Slate Top, solid oak construction. $250. Coffee table measures 49"l x 28"w x 19"h End tables measure 28"l x 28"w x 26''h
Item 2: Mission Style Buffet $400 obo: Mission Style Buffet by Broyhill. This is a beautiful piece, Broyhill Oak Buffet, when moving it was dropped and broke corner of original top. Structurally the buffet is sound but corner on original top is broken, I had a custom Oak top built for the buffet; the new top needs to be stained, old top removed and new top attached to the piece. We never used the buffet so other than the top it is essentially new, drawers are felt lined and dove tailed. dimensions: 5'3" x 1'9" x 3'5"
I paid $800 for the Buffet and $200 for the top; will let the whole piece go for $400...Moving again and need to sell it.
Item 3: Freezer $125: White Westinghouse freezer, Chest Type, freezer basket included-nice space saver. 3.5'x2'x3' Great shape, works excellent. $125.
Contact: email@example.com; 719.671.8745
[Repost of 3/6 6:27pm with flyer attached - Wm.]
Ivy Music Academy is pleased to announce that along with the regular lessons, we are now providing a Musical Theatre Workshop taught by Ivy Voice/Piano Instructor, Elyssa Lata.
In this workshop, we are doing full scenes from Broadway Musicals - which means acting, singing, and dancing. This will provide students with a safe, encouraging environment to express their creativity, improve their musical skills, and work in a group. Each student is guaranteed at least 2 solos and a duet. At the end of the semester, we will have a fully staged production (with stage makeup and costumes) to showcase the participating students` hard work.
This program is available at 11:15 am and at 2pm on Saturdays for a period of 1 hour.
Since it is a walk-in class you can pay at a visit. The fee for attending one class is $15.
For more information please visit our Facebook page - Ivy Music Academy, where you can see videos from some of our classes. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to call us at (781)-647-5390.
We hope that you are as excited by this new opportunity as we are!
I walk to the train each morning and really like the way it gets me ready for the day.
Here's the thing...trash is piling up along the road sides and just inside the tree line everywhere I look.
I've been known to bring a trash bag with me and pick up what I see along my usual route to the train and around my neighborhood.
I encourage everyone to do the same. It sounds clich, but if everyone picked up there immediate area the difference would be significant.
Don't be like those on the train platform this morning that stepped over a stack of used scratch tickets and empty nip bottles...the same ones who looked at me funny for picking them up.
If you live in town, you pay dearly for the pleasure through your real estate taxes. I, for one, love living in a small town in the suburbs and don't want it to resemble some city street with trash everywhere I look.
Give it some thought...walk down the train platform in the center of town and feel like you're in some big dirty city, then look at the design requirements for buildings in town and notice that we strive to create a cozy small town center.
Help out the community and be a positive example for our children to follow...trash might not be the biggest issue in today's society, but I believe that routinely being exposed to it visually, eats away at your sense of pride in your town and encourages the ``no one else cares, why should I'' attitude.
Stepping off of my soapbox
[Update 3/27 11:42pm: attached flyer - Wm.]
The first $500 scholarship will be awarded to a Mansfield High School 2016 graduate. This scholarship is offered each year in appreciation for the Town of Mansfield's support of The Un-Common Theatre Co in allowing use of their school facilities.
The second $500 scholarship will be awarded to an Un-Common Theatre Company Alumni who will be graduating from high school in 2016. In order to qualify, the alumni must have participated in any aspect of an Un-Common Theatre Company production including acting, directing or technical assistance.
The applicants for the 2016 scholarships must meet the following requirements: involvement in music or theatre 3 out of 4 years during their high school years, an interest in pursuing music or theatre in the future, and continuation of education at an accredited 2 or 4 year institution. The added requirement of past participation with Un-Common Theatre Company applies to the Alumni Scholarship.
Applications are available at www.uncommontheatre.org - click on NEWS. The Mansfield High School Scholarship application is also available at the MHS guidance office. For additional information, please email email@example.com. In order to be considered, all applications must be returned by email or postmarked by April 15th. This year the Un-Common Theatre Company is celebrating our 36th year of teaching kids life skills through the professional theatre experience. Un-Common provides aspiring young actors, singers, musicians, and technicians, an opportunity to work under the guidance of theater professionals and perform in professional theater houses. We seek to develop children's confidence, self-esteem, teamwork and effective life skills in an environment in which creativity and appropriate risk-taking are encouraged.
Over 30,000 books in good to excellent condition will be offered with most priced at $.50 to $2.00. Friends Only Sale Friday, 4/22 from 6-9pm. A current 2016 membership is required or may be purchased at the door beginning at 5 pm. Membership and information is available at the Library or through The Friends link on the Library's website. The Saturday sale is open to all. For more information visit our website at www.norfolkbooksale.com. It's worth the trip to Norfolk; the small town with the very BIG book sale!
Norfolk's Annual Easter Bunny Breakfast will take place on Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 9 to 10:30am at Freeman-Kennedy Cafetorium at 70 Boardman Street. The event is perfect for children ages 0 to 10. Join fellow friends and neighbors for Stacy Lake Small Singers and Shakers, games, and of course a visit from the Easter Bunny.
Tickets can be purchased through Member Planet at https://www.memberplanet.com/events/norfolkcommunityleague/easterbunnybreakfast
Child member, $10
Child non-member, $12
Adult non-member, $1
Adult members and children under 12 months are FREE
No tickets will be sold at the door, and ticket sales will close out at 200 people or the day before the event.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit NorfolkCommunityLeague.org.
Photo of boys: Ben Smith (age 6) Easter Bunny and Nathan Smith (age 3). Other photos: Participants at last year's Easter Bunny Breakfast have fun singing and dancing.
The Workshop will meet Tuesdays, March 15 - April 19, 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Norfolk Public Library Schoolhouse Room. Our workshops are open to seasoned writers, novices, and everyone in-between. Space is limited so don't wait to register!
To register, contact Margo Ball at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please residents close by to this remarkable show... Remember to ``Live and Let Live''. It's just one day of lots of good cheer and childhood dreams of the good-ol' west come alive; even for me a 50 something long time resident so do check this out, you might actually like it and, imagine how a child's creative mind will expand and elate over this and of the story's they will have to share, even years from now as ``grown-ups' just like us. And so, to all I say ah Yippie Ki-Yay and why not ; ) Let's keep this event as yet another way to show how diverse and unique a community we are. But for now, I'll settle for some newly inspired dreams of horses and barrels ... ropes, dust, hooting and ah-hollering just like 200 years ago ...
Amazing indeed! Thank You!
What better way to beat the winter doldrums and warm the spirits than with some chili and square dancing? The Norfolk Lions Club is pleased to announce its first ever ChiliFest-HoeDown to be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 7:00 to 11:00 PM. This event will take place at the newly renovated Norfolk Grange located at 28 Rockwood Road in Norfolk.
Seven great area restaurants will compete for bragging rights to Best Chili of 2016. Last year's winner was Norfolk's own Horse N' Carriage!
Live music will feature The Zeigler Brothers with Andy Grover on fiddle and caller Rich Sbardella for contra & line dancing. There will also be a cash bar, silent auction items, 50/50 raffles and more!
Seating is limited, so advanced tickets are recommended. Tickets are $25 per adult and are on sale at Norfolk Auto (38 Main Street, Norfolk) or by calling Danielle Rochefort at 508-954-7690.
All proceeds from this event will benefit Norfolk Lions charities. So put on your best cowboy/cowgirl gear and come on out for a FUN night!
Hi, My name is Francine. I have been a nanny for just about 20 years and am currently seeking a long term full time position. I have experience with children of all ages and would love to stay in the area!
The scholarships will be awarded to candidates who have been actively involved in community service activities, as well as academic performance and other extracurricular activities.
Scholarship applications can be obtained by downloading the form from www.norfolklionsscholarship.com. They also can be obtained from the guidance office at King Philp Regional High School.
Completed applications with supporting documents must be emailed to the Norfolk Lions Scholarship Selection Committee at email@example.com. Submission due date is March 31, 2016.
Any questions can be emailed to the scholarship committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Norfolk Community League is currently accepting applications for Community Assistance Grants. Community groups, clubs, services, schools and other organizations in the Town of Norfolk seeking monetary donations are encouraged to apply. Funds will reach awarded organizations in April 2016.
Visit www.NorfolkCommunityLeague.org to access the request form.
The application deadline is March 15, 2016.
The Norfolk Community League is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing quality-of-life for Norfolk residents and strengthening community spirit by organizing social, family-based, fundraising, and charitable activities. Membership is a key component to making this happen. NCL Members enjoy access to groups and clubs as a way to meet people in town and make new friends. Membership dues help us plan events that are fun for members and the community. They are also important for our fundraising efforts that raise money we distribute to organizations like Norfolk Public and King Philip Schools, and the Norfolk Fire Department.
To learn more about NCL or to become a member, go to www.NorfolkCommunityLeague.org.
Email Melissa Dugas, NCL president, at email@example.com with any questions.
Please attent the Board of Selectmen's meeting on Tuesday, February 16th at 7pm at the Norfolk Town Hall.
Visit www.NorfolkCommunityLeague.org to access the request form.
The application deadline is March 15, 2016.
The Norfolk Community League is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing quality-of-life for Norfolk residents and strengthening community spirit by organizing social, family-based, fundraising, and charitable activities. Membership is a key component to making this happen. NCL Members enjoy access to groups and clubs as a way to meet people in town and make new friends. Membership dues help us plan events that are fun for members and the community. They are also important for our fundraising efforts that raise money we distribute to organizations like Norfolk Public and King Philip Schools, and the Norfolk Fire Deptartment.
To learn more about NCL or to become a member, go to . Email Melissa Dugas, NCL president, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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Registrations completed after February 10, 2016 will be placed on a waitlist and, if accepted, will incur a $30 late fee. Registrations will only be accepted if all outstanding fees to the Club have been paid. Every NEW player will be required to purchase a `new' SC Norfolk Uniform during registration. If you have purchased a uniform since the fall 2012 season then you do NOT need to purchase a new uniform, if it still fits your child.
Register online by going to our website scnorfolk.com and selecting the "Online Registration" link from the "Quick Links" menu on the left side of the page. This link will take you to the scnorfolk.com registration page where registration instructions are provided, as well as a link to the AdminSports site that handles registrations and payments. This is the only method for registration. Online payments may be made using a credit or debit card. ***Please note that we do not accept payment by check***
The cost for Spring registration is $125.00. The purchase of a uniform is also required, unless you already have a "current" uniform. Older uniform versions are not acceptable. If you volunteer to be a "Head Coach", you already have, or receive your `F' coaching license during the current season, and you are assigned the "Head Coach" role for your child's team for the entire season, your child's program fee will be refunded at the end of the season (only one program fee per family will be refunded for each Head Coach).
Eligibility is open to all children living in Norfolk (or with a parent living in Norfolk) who are currently in grades three through six. The requirement to be at least in grade three is a rule implemented by Boston Area Youth Soccer League (BAYS), which is the league in which we play. "The Boston Area Youth Soccer League (BAYS) prohibits U8 and younger players to play on a BAYS team unless they are in the 3rd Grade. This Policy was effective starting with the Fall 2012 season. U8 players in the third grade will need a waiver to play."
Team rosters for the Outdoor Spring 2016 season will be e-mailed out prior to the start of the season. The weekly games are played on Saturdays and will run from April 9 through June 11 (10 games). There will be 2 practices per week.
As this is travel soccer and is considered competitive play, attendance at all practices and games is expected. Rosters are formulated and teams are competitively placed with the expectation that those players that are on the roster will be at the games and practices. Especially in the 6v6 games for U10 and under players, a single player can have a significant influence on where a team is placed to achieve an appropriate level of competition.
Game schedules are set by BAYS. Currently, this is the current Saturday game schedule, but this is subject to change:
Girls U9 and U12 10:30 AM
Girls U10 and U11 11:45 AM
Boys U10 and U11 1:00 PM
Boys U9 and U12 2:30 PM
Practices are determined by each coach. The practice slots at the Pond Street Fields available to SC Norfolk, as provided by Norfolk Recreation, are currently:
Monday: 4:00 - 5:30 or 5:30 - 7:00
Wednesday: 4:00 - 5:30 or 5:30 - 7:00
Thursday: 4:00 - 5:30 or 5:30 - 7:00
For more information on SC Norfolk Travel Soccer, please check our website at www.scnorfolk.com, or contact any member of the SC Norfolk Board of Directors. Contact information for Board of Directors members is available on the "About S.C. Norfolk" page on the website.
S.C. Norfolk Soccer Board of Directors
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 email@example.com
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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!
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org]
Great for those looking for Mother's Hours. Serious candidates only, please. This is NOT a temporary position.
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
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6/7 The value of an antiquarian or rare book is determined by a variety of factors including its condition, binding, provenance, scarcity, the presence of inscriptions, and whether a first edition or not. The evaluation of documents, including letters and signatures of well-known people, involves still other considerations. Ken Gloss, book antiquarian and owner of the world-famous Brattle Book Shop in Boston (one of the oldest antiquarian book stores in the country), will be giving a special lecture on rare books that will be followed by book and document appraisals on Tuesday, June 7th (6:30 p.m.) at the Norfolk Senior Center. Known for his appearances on PBS's "Antiques Roadshow," his popular presentations are filled with anecdotes as well as examples of books and ephemera he has acquired over a span of many years. Mark your calendar to attend this free program as both participants and observers are welcome to attend. Those who bring items are limited to two per person for a free evaluation and appraisal. In addition to old books, documents (e.g., autographed materials, maps, magazines, calendars, posters, pamphlets, broadsides, and other ephemerae) will also be appraised by Mr. Gloss. Due to the generous support of the Friends of the Norfolk Council on Aging, wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. 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.