Norfolkcanaan's HamletHub Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:47:29 -0500 "The Cabins" Talent Show at Norfolk Library

Please join us at the Norfolk Library for the closing show of "The Cabins," an annual interdisciplinary retreat for people working in the creative arts.  Open to artists, writers, musicians, dancers, filmmakers, and poets, The Cabinwas founded in 2016 by novelist and screenwriter Courtney Maum as an opportunity for participants to collaborate in the creative arts and share their current work in a closing talent show.

The program this year includes two dancers, an Emmy-nominated singer (who used to perform with Moby), and three other furiously talented creatives, so the closing show should be pretty great indeed.
The show will go on at The Norfolk Library on Sunday, January 28 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Visit here to let us know you will be there!
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Create Artful Cards with Lynn Curtis

DIY Series: Colorful Collage with Artist Lynn Curtis

On Saturday, January 27, at 10 a.m. at the Scoville Library, artist Lynn Curtis will demonstrate several ways to create artful cards, suited for Valentine's Day or other occasions.  Participants will use a sweeping assortment of interesting papers and other materials that will be provided.
This is a a great way to jump start your creative juices and loosen up your working methods by using prepared materials . Please feel free to bring papers, magazine images, and anything else that excites you. Materials fee $5 for card stock, envelopes, and other supplies, including papers.
Lynn Curtis grew up in the art-filled city of Portland, Oregon, and has lived and worked in Connecticut for the past 35 years. She is primarily a painter but has been doing expressive collage since 1994; color, design, and experimentation bring her joy.
Class is limited to 12 participants, and is currently full. However if you are interested please call us at (860) 435-2838 to add your name to our wait list--we may schedule an additional class.
Scoville Memorial Library is located on Main Street in Salisbury, Connecticut.
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Curling Class at Norfolk Curling Club


The Falls Village Recreation Commission is hosting a fun event that will educate you about the hottest Olympic sport in the Winter Games. Join us on Saturday, January 27, from 3 to 5:30  p.m. at the Norfolk Curling Club to enjoy a non-competitive, positive introduction to the sport of curling. 

Participants will be able to experience on-ice:

  • Sliding
  • Throwing the stone
  • Sweeping


The class is open to all ages, 10 to 100.  Cost is $15 per person.

Further information and a registration form are included on the attached document. Call Mike DeMazza, Falls Village Recreation Coordinator, at 860-201-7639, or contact him at for further details. 

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Red Cross Blood Drive in Winsted

On Friday, January 19 from 1 to 6 p.m., the Winsted Volunteer Ambulance Association is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive at the ambulance garage, 655 Main St.

Your single donation can help save up to three lives! To schedule an appointment, please visit

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February 11th: Art of Hearts Crafts Workshop with Karen Rossi

Norfolk Connecticut Adults Workshop:

Create Art of Hearts! Using wood, nails, corks and string, make some beautiful pieces for home decor or three dimensional Valentine's Day cards.

Adult Workshops are held at our Norfolk Studio on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. The Norfolk Studio address is 60 Estey Rd, Norfolk Connecticut.

Learn more:

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Cabin Fever Book Group

For the months of January, February and March, the Bushnell-Sage Library in Sheffield, Mass., will take an in-depth look at three critically acclaimed, 2017 novels by three international authors. Consider reading all three for the full effect, or at least one.

January 30th—In the Midst of Winter by Isabelle Allende   

February 27th—Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of  Pilgrimage  by Haruki Murakami   

March 27th— Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou

We’ll have two separate discussion times on each day at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., for your convenience. Please sign up at the circulation desk or call the library at (413) 229-7004 so we can have a book ready for you.



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Red Cross Blood Drive in Winsted

On Friday, January 19 from 1 to 6 p.m., the Winsted Volunteer Ambulance Association is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive at the ambulance garage, 655 Main St.

Your single donation can help save up to three lives! To schedule an appointment, please visit

]]> (Friends of Main Street) Life Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:00:10 -0500
North Canaan Remembers Wayne Brandt

WAYNE G. BRANDT SR. 1945 - 2018

Wayne G. Brandt, Sr., aged 72 years young, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018. His beloved family was by his side.

Born in North Canaan, CT on October 13, 1945, he was a son of the late Roy and Isabell (Ostrander) Brandt. He was raised in Salisbury, CT and attended school there. Wayne was a proud veteran and patriot, having served our country with the Army military police during the Vietnam War. He continues his comradery with veterans as a member of the East Haddam-Moodus Memorial VFW Post 3336.

He married Myra Lowell on November 20, 1967. Myra placed the wedding band on his finger and Wayne spent their remaining 50 years together as a devoted and loving husband to her. He retired in 2009 after a 35 year career as a jet engine mechanic for Pratt and Whitney in Middletown. Wayne loved his job and all the wonderful friends he made there over the years.

Wayne will be remembered as a devout patriot, avid Second Amendment advocate, NRA member, and marksman enthusiast. Most importantly, he will be remembered for his love and devotion to family, friends and country.

In addition to his loving wife, Myra, he will be sadly missed but always remembered by his sons and their spouses, Wayne Brandt, Jr., of Sharon, CT, Charles Brandt and his wife Louvenia of Sprague, CT, Robert Brandt and his wife Barbara of Mansfield, CT; two grandchildren, Alex English and her husband Andrew of Enterprise, AL, Sterling Brandt of Mansfield; two great grandchildren Austin and Ariana English and numerous extended family members and friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Roy Brandt and an nephew, Bill Brandt. 

Visitation will be held at noon on Saturday, January 13 at the First Church of Christ, Congregational, 499 Town St. in East Haddam. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. and full military honors will follow immediately at the church. Burial will be private.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Church Knitting Ministry. The Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester has been entrusted with these arrangements.

For online condolences, please visit

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Moose and Bear in Connecticut

An exciting and informative class is being planned by Foothills Adult and Continuing Education.  The class, titled Moose and Bear in Connecticut, will cover such topics as history, status, and management of bear and moose, along with methods used for capturing, monitoring, and estimating wildlife populations.

The instructor is a Wildlife Biologist for the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. The class will be eld at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Falls Village on Wednesday, February 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. Fee $20.

Please call 1.800.300.4781 or register online at Foothills Adult & Continuing Education.

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Norfolk Farmers Market Cancelled for Today

Due to inclement weather predicted for today (January 13), we sadly announce that the indoor Norfolk Farmers Market has been cancelled for today.

We apologize for any inconvenience and are making efforts now to reschedule, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, please stay warm and safe tomorrow and we look forward to seeing you at our next market on January 27!

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Tom Hlas to Exhibit at Norfolk Library

Norfolk artist Tom Hlas will be exhibiting his work at the Norfolk Library for the month of February.  The exhibit, titled "Explorations," features mixed media works.

An opening reception for art show will be held on January 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Road East. The show runs from January 28 - February 28, 2018.

The art reception is graciously hosted by the Norfolk Library Associates.

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Foothills Adult Ed Offers Enrichment Classes

FOOTHILLS ADULT & CONTINUING EDUCATION, a program of EdAdvance in Litchfield, covering Litchfield County, offers classes in Computers, Arts & Crafts, Self-Improvement, Recreation, Finance, Cooking, World Languages, Excursions.

Classes are held in several locations throughout the Northwest Corner.  We also offer opportunities for Adults to earn their High School Diploma, please call us. 

We’ve got it all, register online, Adult Learners tab FOOTHILLS, OR Call 1.800.300.4781 today!

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Tractor Trailer vs.Car on Route 44 in Norfolk

Norfolk and North Canaan emergency personnel have been called to the scene of a head-on collision between a tractor trailer and a car.  The accident occurred near the Norfolk sewer plant on Greenwoods Road West around 5:45 Thursday afternoon.

North Canaan fire police have closed down eastbound Route 44 at Ashpohtag Road and westbound traffic is being diverted up Route 272 north.

Information will be updated as it becomes available.

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Free Snow Tubing at Camp Jewell

Come and enjoy the fresh new snow and a great hill!

On Sunday, January 7Camp Jewell YMCA at 9 Prock Hill Road in Colebrook is hosting Free Community Tubing on their 150 foot tubing hill from 2 to 4 p.m.

 Camp Jewell will provide tubes and helmets (for those without their own) and hot chocolate.

Free Community Tubing will continue every Sunday, snow depth permitting. Call 888-412-2267 for more information.

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Armchair Traveler Series: Ghana and Me


On Saturday, January 6 at 4 p.m., the Scoville Memorial Library will present its Armchair Traveller Series: Ghana and Me presented by Juliet Moore. My visits to a small fishing village on the coast of West Africa and how the courage and the beauty of the people changed me forever, viewed through slides, video clips, and narrative

"There was a hole in me - a place that needed to be filled - I had no idea with what.  I was so open, and so longing to have a deeper level to my life....a greater awareness, a more profound perspective. That was when I reconnected with John, Libby, and Peter Moritz and learned what they had been doing since the day we sat in a funeral with three tiny white coffins in front of us.  I went to Ghana and nothing has been the same since."
Juliet W. Moore began her professional life in New York City as a fashion model and then in the development, production, publicity, and syndication of network television programs. She then moved to the Berkshires and, for over 21 years, she restored homes and three Historic commercial properties and operated The Old Mill Restaurant, Mill House Clothier,  and The White Hart Inn. While a Business and Marketing Consultant in 1999, she entered into Commercial and then Residential Real Estate.  She is a former director of the NW CT Arts Council, the Housatonic Child Care Center, and the local Rotary Chapter and currently a board member of the Litchfield County Board of Realtors.
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