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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.
[This message arrived immediately after the one below; coincidence? - Wm.]
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
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!
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!
Happy Holidays from Lucky Ducky Daycare. www.luckyduckydaycare.com/so/fL6XmWdS#/main E-Mail:email@example.com office phone:(508)528-2626
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
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
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.
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!
413-695-3894. Ask for Dave
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>
Excellent condition. Original $1250.00 asking $400.00 or BO. Call or text 508-509-3288
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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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.