Norfolkcanaan's HamletHub Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:27:38 -0500 Taconic Learning Center New Term

Taconic Learning Center Course Descriptions, Winter Term 2020  ~Please join us for one or many~  Registration now open for the Winter Term which begins mid-January.  

A King, a Duke, and a Count with a Woody: Jazz Royalty of the Swing Era: Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Woody Herman. 
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: How Life Works
Shakespeare’s Plays: We will read and discuss Shakespeare’s four Roman plays.
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly: There are 193 sovereign countries. Most have occupied the Bad or Ugly buckets for a substantial portion of their histories. Occupancy rates in the Good bucket are much lower. 
How Churchill Changed the World
Bach’s Christmas Oratorio
Beginnings, Endings and a Beginning of an End: An examination of 6 historical events.
Playreading: We'll read and discuss plays by Terence Rattigan.
TLC is a non-profit membership organization providing the opportunity for life-long learning to residents of NW CT and adjacent communities in NY & Mass. Courses cover a wide variety of academic subjects taught by volunteers.  Annual membership donations of $60 per person are fully tax-deductible and are much appreciated.  There are no set fees.  Individuals may sign up for any number of courses.  Classes lasting two hours are held once a week at Geer or Noble Horizons.  Attendees are free to come and go as they like; there are no exams. or call 860-364-9363.

]]> (Sharon Driscoll) Neighbors Sun, 19 Jan 2020 19:44:59 -0500
Ongoing This Month at Bushnell-Sage Library

Please note the following ongoing events are ongoing at the Bushnell-Sage Library

  • Drop-In Cribbage - Sundays at 3 p.m.
  • Drop-In Canasta - Tuesdays at 5 p.m.
  • Mah Jongg - Wednesdays at 5 p.m.
  • Writer's Group - 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month
  • Poetry Group - 1st Saturday of each month at 11 a.m.






(413) 229-700

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Calling All Potential Entrepreneurs


Start Ups & Raising Capital Part 1 - R1 HVRHS

$99 . Taught by Matthew Myers
Jan. 27, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Learn the essentials of building a startup and raising capital. Take Part 1 and continue with Part 2.  Emphasis will be placed on benefits that building new companies create for communities: generating new jobs, intellectual property and growth. 

Participants will be able to build and execute a company’s strategic vision. Please bring a notepad and pen to class. *no class 2/17 Held at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Mondays, Jan 27, Feb 3, 10, Feb 24, March 2, 6 to 8 p.m. classroom setting. Opportunity to take Part II starting March 9th.

]]> (Foothills Adult Ed) Neighbors Sun, 19 Jan 2020 15:35:34 -0500
Art Reception for Rebecca Eden Pitts



Meet and enjoy the photography of Rebecca Eden Pitts.

  • Sunday, February 2, 2020
  • 2:30 PM  4:00 PM


(413) 229-7004

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Community Art Show at Indian Mountain School

The Trustees of Indian Mountain School (IMS)
kindly invite artists to submit an original work 
for a juried art contest and exhibit at IMS.


1st Place Prize $5,000
2nd Place Prize $3,500
3rd Place Prize $1,500
Guidelines for Submission:
1. A digital copy (jpeg) of the piece must be emailed to the Contest Committee at by noon on February 26, 2020.
2. Your email must include:
      -Title, dimensions and medium of the piece
      -Location of the work depicted (if applicable)
      -Website and/or brief artist biography 
      -Price of the piece (works must be for sale)
3. Artists will be notified if their piece has been accepted by March 9, 2020. If your piece is accepted, it must be delivered to Indian Mountain School by April 2, 2020.
The opening reception and the presentation to contest winners will
take place on Thursday, April 9, 2020 from 5:00-8:00 PM
in the IMS Student Center.  
Works will hang in the IMS Student Center Gallery from
April 9 through May 21. 
Proceeds from the sale of the artwork will be split 50/50 between
the artist and the IMS Annual Fund.
Artists must be at least 18 years old to submit.
Please contact Heather Adams at
with any questions or comments.
]]> (Indian Mountain School) Events Sun, 19 Jan 2020 15:31:00 -0500
Norfolk Remembers Robert (Bobby) Treadway

Robert Irving Treadway passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday October 28, 2019. He was born on October 11, 1943 in Caanan CT. He was predeceased by his father Frank Treadway Sr., his mother, Mary Bailey Treadway and his brother Ernie Treadway of Norfolk Ct.

Robert was a lifetime resident of Norfolk. He is survived by his daughter Amanda Treadway, grandchildren Devon and Lucas Boibeaux, his lifetime companion Kathy Robinson, sister Kathleen Brennan and husband Donald, Frank Treadway Jr. and wife Pat, sister Juanita Hoffman and husband James and sister Patricia Forbes, as well as many nieces and nephews. 

Robert was a proud veteran of our United States Army from 1966 until 1968. As a young man he studied stone masonry as an apprentice for his father, Master Stone Mason Frank Treadway Sr. His work can be seen to this day all of Litchfield County. He worked many years in construction, building bridges, pipelines and demolition. During his retired years he managed the family estate in Norfolk which he was very proud of. He and cared vigilantly and lovingly for his grandchildren Devon and Lucas Boibeaux.

Bobby, as he was commonly referred to as, was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing and fast cars. He was very happy and social, always ready to make a new friend, experience an adventure or help someone in need. He was well known as an amazing dancer all his life from school dances into the disco era. He raised the vibration of every place he went. His kind and generous spirit will be missed very dearly by his family and friends.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, November 8 at 11 a.m. at The Norfolk Congregational Church Chapel in Norfolk Connecticut with a reception immediately following at the reception hall at the chapel. Friends and family are welcome to bring a dish or dessert of their choice to share.

Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting


]]> (Family of Robert Treadway) Neighbors Thu, 07 Nov 2019 02:24:18 -0500
An Afternoon with Beatrix Potter in Sheffield


  • Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Literary historian, Gillian Hettinger will present a program on the life and times of famed author Beatrix Potter.


(413) 229-7004

]]> (Martha Beyer) Events Tue, 05 Nov 2019 19:54:01 -0500
Ongoing Groups at Bushnell-Sage Library

At Bushnell-Sage Library in Sheffield, Mass., there are interesting and educational groups meeting on a regular basis.  Come and enjoy one that piques your interest: 
  • Mah Jongg - Wednesdays at 5 p.m.
  • Writer's Group - 2nd & 4th Thursdeay of each month
  • Qigong Class - Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
  • Folk Circle - 2nd Friday of each monthj at 7 p.m.
  • Poetry Group - 1st Saturday of each month at 11 a.m.



(413) 229-7004


]]> (Martha Beyer) Events Tue, 05 Nov 2019 16:46:10 -0500
Rubin, Anderson and Coleman-Prisco Win Board of Education Seats in Norfolk

In one of the few contested seats in today's Norfolk election, Republican Donna Rubin retained the Board of Education seat she has held for the past 16 years. Also elected to the school board were Democrats Gordon Anderson and Virginia Coleman-Prisco. 

For Board of Finance, Democrat Grant Mudge and Republican Jeffrey Torrant will hold seats, and Democrat-endorsed Edward (Ned) Barron won a seat on the Board of Assessment Appeals.

In the fourth and final contested race, the new members of the Planning and Zoning Commission are Democrats Christopher Schaut and Melissa Renkert.

The remaining open seats were uncontested. Incumbent First Selectman Matthew Riiska, and the two other current members of the Board of Selectmen, Democrat Paul Madore and Republican Alexandria (Sandy) Evans were returned to their seats with no contest, as did Republican Tax Collector Sarah Bruso and Democrat Town Treasurer Chelsea Byrne. 

In other uncontested races, Democrat Amy Bennett will be on the Board of Finance as an alternate, Republican Marion Felton returns to the Planning & Zoning Commission to fill a vacancy, Republican Kevin Gundlach and Democrat Steven Whalen are Planning and Zoning Commission alternates, Democrats Daniel Green and Mary Bazzano-Reeve will have seat son the Zoning Board of Appeals and Republican Alan Boucher and Democrat Christopher Peterson will take seats as an alternate on the Planning and Zoning Commission.


]]> (Colleen Gundlach) Politics Tue, 05 Nov 2019 16:38:19 -0500
Greenwoods Puppet Festival in Norfolk

The puppetry community is gearing up with excitement for the first annual Greenwoods Puppet Festival in Norfolk. A magical event that celebrates the art of puppetry, the Festival will include a series of puppet shows for children and adults at the Library with a puppeteer specializing in streets fairs and large puppets strolling the lawn between shows. Admission is free, but reservations are required by calling the Library 860-542-5075 or registering online.

Friday, Sept. 13

8:00 p.m.: Jana Zeller and Spybird Theater, “Puppet Crimes” (ages 16+). Register here.

Saturday, Sept. 14

11:00 a.m.: Sarah Nolen, “The Fairy Tailor”. Register here.

3:30 p.m.: The Gottabees, “Lollipops for Breakfast”. Register here.

6:00 p.m.: “Moth Jamboree” (ages 13+). Register here.

Sunday, Sept. 15

1:00 p.m.: Madison J. Cripps Marionettes, “Slice of Crazy Pie”. Register here.

3:30 p.m.: Alex and Olmsted, “Milo, the Magnificent”. Register here.

On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, Mortal Beasts and Deities “The Raven” will be roaming the grounds.

We are very grateful to our sponsors for their support: Battell Arts Foundation, Norfolk Connecticut Children's Foundation, Norfolk Library Associates, and the Town of Norfolk.

We hope to see you there!
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Mah Jongg Night in Sheffield - Beginners Welcome


  • Wednesdays in September 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th 
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Drop in style

Beginners welcome



(413) 229-7004


TUES - THURS: 10 - 5
FRIDAY: 10 - 8
SATURDAY: 10 - 5
SUNDAY: 2 - 5

]]> (Bushnell-Sage Library) Neighbors Tue, 03 Sep 2019 20:11:00 -0400

Writers, you’ve done the hard part of writing that book or short story. Now how do you get it published? Join Christopher Clawson Rules of Breaking Rules Publishing to explore the different methods of getting published.

Christopher has been in the publishing field for many years and is eager to share his knowledge with his fellow residents of Sheffield.

  • Friday, September 27, 2019
  • 7:00 PM  8:00 PM


(413) 229-7004

]]> (martha beyer) Events Mon, 02 Sep 2019 20:58:00 -0400
Recycled Runway Show and Party for American Mural Project

Art of Work Recycled Runway Show & Party
Get your tickets now for the American Mural Project's annual Art of Work Gala on Saturday, September 28, from 6 to 11 p.m. This year’s theme is “Recycled Runway”—a recycled wearable art show! The full evening includes generous hors d'oeuvres by Emily’s Catering prior to the Recycled Runway show, followed by the Nekita Waller Band, dance party that includes light projections by Joe Wheaton, and dessert. Various levels of ticket options available for purchase until September 15, ranging from $35–350 per person:
What incredibly creative applications we’ve received for the Recycled Runway show! More than 30 designs were submitted by people of all ages and levels of experience in the region—and will be modeled by women, women, and children. Jeff Geddes of Torrington Savings Bank, MC extraordinaire for the Recycled Runway show, can’t wait to help showcase all of the environmentally conscious wearable art!
Thanks to our sponsors: Newman’s Own Foundation, R&M Insulation, Northwest Community Bank, Only in My Dreams Events, Torrington Savings Bank, and Ledgebrook Spirit Shop.
Consider becoming a sponsor or advertising in the Gala program book!
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Norfolk Makerspace to Feature Leslie Watkins

All are welcome to the Norfolk Makerspace September Open House on Saturday, September 21st, from 2:00-4:00pm, located in the lower level of Battell Chapel, 12 Village Green, Norfolk, CT.

Our featured artist, Leslie Watkins, will demonstrate various botanical watercolor painting techniques. Leslie uses flowers she grows in the gardens at Dandelion Cottage, her home and studio in Norfolk, CT. Leslie will also discuss the tools needed to create her art, inspired by nature. Examples of the artist’s watercolor paintings, nature journals, handmade boxes, and simple notecards will be on display.

“Art and Nature have been the primary focus of my life,” says Leslie. "When I paint a landscape or a flower, design a garden or write about nature––it’s all the same to me. Close observation of nature helps to broaden my understanding of what I love and to hopefully inspire others to do the same.”

Visitors to the Makerspace can join in the fun. John Thew will host a watercolor painting table for anyone who would like to experiment with watercolor techniques. Eve Thew invites you to join her to make a pillow for your special room. Karen Rossi will have supplies for you to make a miniature sand meditation garden and we'll have a special table with arts and crafts for little ones. 

In addition, Alesia Maltz will be in our Loom Room. Anyone interested may join in weaving a hug blanket. The hug blankets are gifts to children in need who are crossing at the border. On an ongoing basis, Sue Williams will host the Loom Room on Tuesdays from 1-3 for anyone interested in weaving or dropping off more blankets. Over 50 blankets have been amassed for the project in just a month and a half.

Please save the third Saturday (2-4 pm) of each month through December, and continue to join us (Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 21). Please follow and share our Norfolk CT makerspace Facebook and Meetup pages. For more information: contact Karen Rossi (860) 305-6579, (interim coordinator).

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Botelle Families Invited to Meet & Greet New Staff Members

Dear Botelle School Community,

You are

Invited to a Meet & Greet

on Wednesday Evening, August 21st at 6 p.m.

in our Library/Media Center.

We hope you will be able to join us

  to welcome our new staff members

into our Botelle Family!

Ms. Lauren Montagna - Early Primary - PK/K

Mrs. Erica McCleary - Intermediate - 3/4

Mrs. Melissa Asselin- Upper Intermediate - 6

Ms. Shana Bazelmans - Art Teacher

Mrs. Rene Ayers - Nurse

Mr. Tyler Yelsits - Evening Custodian

Mr. Winter Thorne-Kaunelis - PE Teacher

Mr. Edmund Livingstone - Instructional Assistant

Mrs. Erin Dubecky - Library/Media Specialist


]]> (Botelle School Staff) Neighbors Sat, 17 Aug 2019 04:08:04 -0400