Norfolkcanaan's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan Tue, 25 Jun 2019 16:35:22 -0400 HamletHub.com HOW TO MARKET YOUR SMALL BUSINESS https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3333-how-to-market-your-small-business3333-how-to-market-your-small-business https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3333-how-to-market-your-small-business3333-how-to-market-your-small-business

  • Friday, May 31, 2019
  • 5:30 PM  7:00 PM

AND

  • Friday, June 21, 2019
  • 5:30 PM  7:00 PM

Area small business owners and budding entrepreneurs will learn the eight key points of small business marketing with Thad Kubis of Birch Mountain Integrated Marketing Group. Learn how to use integration of demographics, message, narrative, media, response/results, based on selected, targeted marketing solutions, for your small to mid-sized business.

BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY

48 MAIN STREET
SHEFFIELD, MA 01257
(413) 229-7004

 

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mbeyer@cwmars.org (Bushnell-Sage Library Staff) Events Fri, 17 May 2019 20:55:53 -0400
Winsted's Iconic Pet Parade is TODAY! https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3337-winsted-s-iconic-pet-parade-is-today3337-winsted-s-iconic-pet-parade-is-today https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3337-winsted-s-iconic-pet-parade-is-today3337-winsted-s-iconic-pet-parade-is-today

Winsted's 83rd Annual Pet Parade - Saturday, May 18th at 2 p.m.

Our nation's oldest annual pet parade will take place this Saturday, May 18th at 2 p.m.  Children from Winsted and surrounding areas are invited to join with their four-legged friends for a walk down Main Street.  Awards are given for the top three in each division and every entrant has a chance to win a bike or a Kindle Fire. 

This annual local favorite marches through the center of town, down Main Street from Meadow Street and concludes at East End Park, where parade division winners are announced and medals are distributed.  Line up and registration begins on Meadow Street, near Division Street, at 1 p.m.

Please click here for a registration form.

Please click here for more information.

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cgundlach@snet.net (Town of Winchester) Events Fri, 17 May 2019 20:50:33 -0400
National Senior Health and Fitness Day https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3336-national-senior-health-and-fitness-day3336-national-senior-health-and-fitness-day https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3336-national-senior-health-and-fitness-day3336-national-senior-health-and-fitness-day

On May 29 at 11 am, Noble Horizons invites community members to celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day by enjoying a spring stroll on the campus with Noble’s certified personal trainer Leila Ames followed by a delicious seasonal lunch featuring fresh and local products. The goal for this national event, now in its 26th year, is to help older Americans stay healthy and fit. It is the country's largest annual health and wellness event for older adults, in which over 100,000 Americans will participate at more than 1,000 locations throughout the U.S.

The rain date for the walk is June 5 at 11 am; please visit www.noblehorizons.org or call 860-435-9851 to register for this free event.  Noble Horizons is located on 110 wooded and landscaped acres at 17 Cobble Road in Salisbury, CT. 

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clburchf@hotchkiss.org (Caroline Burchfield) Events Fri, 17 May 2019 20:02:21 -0400
YeeJin Yuk, Piano Opens "Celebrating 225 Years at the Southfield Church https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3316-yeejin-yuk-piano-opens-celebrating-225-years-at-the-southfield-church3316-yeejin-yuk-piano-opens-celebrating-225-years-at-the-southfield-church https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3316-yeejin-yuk-piano-opens-celebrating-225-years-at-the-southfield-church3316-yeejin-yuk-piano-opens-celebrating-225-years-at-the-southfield-church

Join us for the Opening Night of "Celebrating 225 Years at the Southfield Church" as YeeJin Yuk, pianist, brings us a beautiful program featuring the works of Debussy, Ravel, Faure, Chopin and Dutilleux.

Admission is free; a retiring collection to benefit the artist will be collected at the door as you head out to the reception on the front lawn (weather permitting). Music at the Southfield Church is the perfect opportunity to introduce everyone to live music. Come, bring the family and friends and enjoy a magical evening at the Southfield Church!

The Southfield Church is located at 234 Norfolk Road in the Southfield Village of New Marlborough.

YeeJin Yuk is a junior at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He lives and works on a farm with his family in Harlemville, NY. YeeJin started piano at the age of six with Mari Izumi at the Colburn Music School in Los Angeles, CA. He now studies with Jeanne Fischer at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice, after having studied with Jean Stackhouse at the Berkshire Music School and A. Ramon Rivera at the New England Conservatory.

YeeJin is a multiple time first prize winner at the BMS Merit Scholarship Competition. He won the Westfield Young Artists Piano Competition twice and placed second in the A. Ramon Rivera Piano Competition at Rivers for two consecutive years. YeeJin has recently been awarded second prize at the Ruth Davidson Piano Competition held by NEPTA. He has attended Greenwood Music Camp for six summers (once as a counselor), as well as the Kent/Blossom Music Festival in Cleveland, Ohio. This summer, YeeJin will be studying at Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine.

YeeJin has been playing concerts in the Berkshires since the age of 14, starting at the First Congregational Church in Stockbridge. He has also performed at Kimball Farms in Lenox, and is extremely excited to return to the Southfield Church for the second time.

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robertolsen276@gmail.com (Southfield Church) Events Wed, 08 May 2019 21:35:00 -0400
Should I Rescue A Wild Animal Who Appears Orphaned? https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/life/3332-should-i-rescue-a-wild-animal-who-appears-orphaned3332-should-i-rescue-a-wild-animal-who-appears-orphaned https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/life/3332-should-i-rescue-a-wild-animal-who-appears-orphaned3332-should-i-rescue-a-wild-animal-who-appears-orphaned

Wild “Orphans” To Rescue or Not? DEEP Recommends - If You Care, Leave It There

What should you do if you come across a young bird or mammal that appears to be orphaned or injured? In many cases, despite the best of intentions, human intervention can cause more harm than good. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is advising the public that it is normal for many animals to leave their young alone for long periods of time, so your help may not be needed. In all likelihood, the adult is nearby watching and waiting to return. If you encounter an animal in distress, it is best to contact DEEP or a volunteer wildlife rehabilitator (see contact information below).
 
White-tailed Deer: The only time a female (doe) will be found with a fawn is during feeding times. Fawns are fed three to four times a day, each feeding lasting about 15 minutes. During the long periods left alone, newborn fawns instinctively freeze and will lay motionless when approached.
 
“If you come across a fawn, it is best to leave it alone for at least 48 hours to determine whether the adult is returning for feedings,” said Howard Kilpatrick, a Supervising Wildlife Biologist for the DEEP Wildlife Division. “While waiting for the doe to return, it is important that both people and dogs stay away from the fawn. A truly orphaned fawn may show signs of distress by walking around aimlessly and calling out for several hours.”
 
Fox Kits: People are often surprised to discover a fox den near their property, but this is no cause for alarm. In spring and summer, it is normal to see fox kits romping around in the yard, playing like puppies. Foxes only use the den for a short period of time, and it is perfectly natural behavior for a fox to be outside during the day. As cute as fox kits are, it is critical to not feed them or initiate contact so they do not lose their fear of humans. Instead, they should be left alone. Because both parents rear their young (with occasional help from related adults), it is fairly uncommon for both parents to have died, leaving the kits as orphans. Sick or injured foxes should be reported to the local Animal Control Officer, local police department, or DEEP Environmental Conservation Police (860-424-3333).
 
Rabbits: Baby rabbits are one of the wild animals rescued most often, but usually do not need human help. Mother rabbits are only at the nest to feed their young twice a day for about five minutes – at dawn and dusk. Often times, rabbits nest in the middle of a backyard so they can see any predators that may be approaching while they are nursing their young. Baby rabbits are only in the nest for two to three weeks before becoming independent. If a nest is disturbed, return the young to the nest and re-cover them unless they are found cold or obviously injured. A small rabbit that looks alert and is eating natural foods is most likely weaned and does not need help. Any rabbit that is bitten or scratched by a cat should be brought to a wildlife rehabilitator.
 
Birds: Many people find young birds hopping around the yard in June and July. Most of these birds are old enough to leave the nest, but are still not efficient fliers. If you find a fully feathered, young bird with a short tail that is unable to fly, it is best to leave it where it was found. The adults are probably still caring for the young bird, which should be capable of flying within a few days. Remember to keep pets away from the bird and watch it closely for over an hour to see if the adults are returning to feed it.
 
If you find a young bird on the ground that appears to not have feathers, look for a nest. If a nest is in a nearby tree or shrub and the bird feels warm to the touch, try to place the nestling back into the nest. If the nest has fallen on the ground, make a new nest with a wicker basket and some dry grasses and hang the basket with the nestling in it in a nearby tree or shrub. Most birds have a poorly developed sense of smell and will not be scared away if you touched the young bird. Be sure to watch the nest carefully for at least an hour to see if the adults return to find and feed their nestling.
 
Injured Animals: If you find an animal that is definitely injured or orphaned, you should:
  • Avoid direct contact;
  • Keep pets and children away;
  • Use heavy gloves to transfer the animal to a cardboard box or escape-proof container;
  • Keep the animal in a warm, quiet place;
  • Contact an authorized wildlife rehabilitator.
“Connecticut’s authorized wildlife rehabilitators care for more than 11,000 animals each year,” said DEEP Wildlife Division biologist Laurie Fortin. “Most of these are young wild animals that were brought in by well-intentioned individuals. However, many did not need to be rescued.”
 
Wild Animals as Pets: Keeping wild animals as pets is discouraged, may be illegal, and when legal is subject to state and federal regulations. Raising wild birds and mammals for successful return to the wild requires considerable knowledge of feeding formulas, countless hours of care, and appropriate outdoor caging. Improper care results in underweight and undernourished animals or animals that are not releasable because they have become too accustomed to being around people.
 
“Although it may be natural to want to assist young animals, caring for them may actually do more harm than good,” said Fortin. “It may be dangerous too, as direct contact may result in exposure to rabies or other diseases carried by wildlife. Be aware that even young mammals can carry and transfer the rabies virus in their saliva. Handling a potential rabies carrier, such as a baby raccoon, without proper precautions may require that the animal be euthanized for rabies testing.”
 
In Connecticut, there are approximately 300 authorized volunteer wildlife rehabilitators with the skills and training to care for sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife. To obtain the names of wildlife rehabilitators in your area, check the DEEP Website at www.ct.gov/deep/wildlifeproblems (select “Dealing with Distressed Wildlife”); contact the DEEP Wildlife Division at 860-424-3011 (Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM) or the DEEP Emergency Dispatch Center at 860-424-3333 (after hours or on weekends).
 
Individuals interested in learning more about becoming a wildlife rehabilitator should visit the DEEP website at www.ct.gov/deep/wildlifeproblems (select “How to Become a Wildlife Rehabilitator”).
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kerry@ducey.org (CT DEEP) Life Wed, 08 May 2019 20:58:30 -0400
Norfolk and Canaan Fire Departments Assist New Marlboro with Structure Fire https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/publicsafety/3296-norfolk-and-canaan-fire-departments-assist-new-marlboro-with-structure-fire3296-norfolk-and-canaan-fire-departments-assist-new-marlboro-with-structure-fire https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/publicsafety/3296-norfolk-and-canaan-fire-departments-assist-new-marlboro-with-structure-fire3296-norfolk-and-canaan-fire-departments-assist-new-marlboro-with-structure-fire

The Norfolk Volunteer Fire Department and the North Canaan Fire Department were both called out to assist at the scene of a structure fire at 163 Norfolk Road in New Marlborough (Southfield), Mass. at about 8:15 p.m. Saturday evening. All available manpower from both departments was deployed to the address of the historic Southfield Store for a reportedly active fire.

Fire crews from Winchester Center were standing by to cover the Norfolk fire house and Lakeville crews were called in to cover North Canaan.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available. 

 

 

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cgundlach@snet.net (Colleen Gundlach) Public safety Sat, 23 Feb 2019 16:04:47 -0500
A Great Opportunity for NW Corner Evenings - Maritime Seeks Volunteers to Help with Frog Census, Training Begins in March https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/life/3290-maritime-seeks-volunteers-to-help-with-frog-census-training-begins-in-march3290-maritime-seeks-volunteers-to-help-with-frog-census-training-begins-in-march https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/life/3290-maritime-seeks-volunteers-to-help-with-frog-census-training-begins-in-march3290-maritime-seeks-volunteers-to-help-with-frog-census-training-begins-in-march

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is seeking citizen-scientist volunteers who will be … hoppy to help with a census of frogs in their neighborhoods.

An army of trained volunteers is needed to provide local data to a national program called “FrogWatch.” The local effort is a collaboration between The Maritime Aquarium, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport and Yale’s Peabody Museum in New Haven.

Although it’s called “FrogWatch,” volunteers will be asked to frog listen, not to watch.

You don’t have to know anything about frogs and their different calls to sign up. That will be taught during upcoming training sessions at each of the four local institutions. 

“FrogWatch” volunteers must commit to make regular visits to a wetlands in their neighborhood once or twice a week for about 15 minutes this spring and summer, beginning each night a half-hour after sunset. During these listening sessions, volunteers are asked to record the different kinds of frogs they hear making calls.

“For some volunteers who have ponds or streams near their homes, these listening sessions could even be from their own yard or porch,” said Bridget Cervero, manager of the Aquarium’s Citizen Science programs. “Ideally, where volunteers listen should be convenient to their homes.”

Kids can help, but older children are recommended because, in summer, a half-hour after sunset can be after 9 p.m.

Data collected in Connecticut goes into a national database that helps with amphibian-conservation efforts.

The trainings are free to members of the three organizations, or $10 for non-member families.

Registration for a Feb. 15th training at the Peabody Museum is closed. But there are still three more trainings to choose from:

•  Sat., March 2 from 2-4 p.m.

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

•  Fri., March 8 from 7-9 p.m.

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport

•  Fri., March 22 from 7-9 p.m.

Connecticut Audubon Center in Glastonbury

Each session has a snow date.

Advance registration is required for the trainings. Sign up and get more details at www.maritimeaquarium.org/citizen-science.

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kerry@ducey.org (Dave Sigworth) Life Thu, 14 Feb 2019 19:25:52 -0500
The Path Through Grief - A Bereavement Support Group https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/neighbors/3292-the-path-through-grief-a-bereavement-support-group3292-the-path-through-grief-a-bereavement-support-group https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/neighbors/3292-the-path-through-grief-a-bereavement-support-group3292-the-path-through-grief-a-bereavement-support-group

HOSPICE OFFERS BEREAVEMENT PROGRAM

          The Hospice Program of Foothills Visiting Nurse & Home Care, Inc. will offer a six-week bereavement support group, “THE PATH THROUGH GRIEF,” which will meet at the agency on Tuesday evenings from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. beginning March 26, 2019 at 32 Union Street, Winsted, CT.

          The sessions are open to any adult who has experienced the loss recently – within the past year or two.  The support group, which will be facilitated by Martha Babbitt, Hospice Volunteer and Bereavement Coordinator, is designed to help a person understand the grieving process and cope with their own personal loss.  It provides an opportunity to share experiences and ways of dealing with grief as well as a time to receive support from others who understand what it is like to lose a loved one.  Some of the topics to be covered will include:  An Overview of the Grieving Process; Healing the Pain; Taking Care of Yourself; Change and Growth; Looking to the Future.

          There is no charge for the sessions but pre-registration is necessary.  Please call Martha Babbitt at 379-8561 for more information or to register.

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cgundlach@snet.net (Martha Babbitt) Neighbors Thu, 14 Feb 2019 19:02:10 -0500
Winter Weekend in Norfolk is Only a Week Away https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/places/3291-winter-weekend-in-norfolk-is-only-a-week-away3291-winter-weekend-in-norfolk-is-only-a-week-away https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/places/3291-winter-weekend-in-norfolk-is-only-a-week-away3291-winter-weekend-in-norfolk-is-only-a-week-away

A Winter Weekend in Norfolk: our annual two-day winter festival with music and art, food and games, tours and every other kind of fun you can think of...the last weekend in February every year in Norfolk, Connecticut! Check out all 2019’s events below and at weekendinnorfolk.org.  Stay tuned to Norfolk/Canaan HamletHub for updated information next week as well.
 
Everyone in town gets together to welcome you with a wonderful variety of things to do. Hear world-class music, ski our beautiful woodlands, take a cooking class, get acquainted with curling. Enjoy art shows everywhere, then treat yourself to a self-guided tour of Norfolk’s historic houses. Eat in one of our fine restaurants, see craftsmen (and women) demonstrate how they work, shop the farmers market, see a puppet show, go skating and star gazing, admire our beautiful stained glass windows…the list goes on and on.
 
Come by yourself or bring family and friends…. Whatever your pleasure, we’ll welcome you. For details of 2019’s many events, see weekendinnorfolk.org. 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

4:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Owling (meet at 4:00 a.m.) [read more]
Aton Forest, 270 North Colebrook Road; 860-542-5125
Free (RSVP by texting or calling 860-248-1053)

All day
Town skating rink open [read more]
23 Mountain Road
Free

All day
Hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing on Northbrook Trail [read more]
Trailheads on North Street and Ashpohtag Road, park at 190 North Street (Route 272)
Free

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Norfolk Curling Club open house [read more]
70 Golf Drive; 860-542-1100
Free

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wildlife walk (meet at 9 a.m.) [read more]
Aton Forest, 270 North Colebrook Road; 860-542-5125
Free (RSVP by texting or calling 860-248-1053)

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Art show, Susannah Anderson [read more]
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place; 860-542-7185 x250
Free

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Demos and open studio, Paul-Robert Blackman [read more]
Windrow Road between #26 and #38; 860-921-8738
Free

10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Basic skating instruction [read more]
Town rink, Mountain Road
Free (under-10s wear helmet)

10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Traveling Lantern Theater Puppet show [read more]
Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Road East; 860-542-5075
Free (call to reserve)

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Farmers Market  [read more]
Inside Town Hall, 19 Maple Avenue
Free admission

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Hot cider and doughnuts [read more]
Norfolk Lions Club Ambulance, 7 Shepard Road; 860-542-5077
Free

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Art show, Victor Leger [read more]
Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Road East; 860-542-5075
Free

10:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., start on the hour
Stained glass window tours [read more]
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road; 860-542-5721
Free

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Marie Kendall, photo exhibit and film [read more]
Historical Society museum, 13 Village Green; 860-542-5761
Free

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Artisan demos[read more]
Art show, Pamela Harnois [read more]
Artisans Guild, 3 Station Place; 860-542-5055
Free

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Stained glass window tours [read more]
Immaculate Conception Church, 4 North Street; 860-542-5442
Free

11:00 a.m., 12:30 and 2:00 p.m. (starting times)
Video showings of Haystack Book Talks [read more]
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place; 860-542-7185, ext 250
Free

11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Demos of handmade art journalsLeslie Watkins [read more]
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place; 860-542-7185, ext 250
Free

1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Meet the artist, Pamela Harnois [read more]
Artisans Guild, 3 Station Place; 860-542-5055
Free

1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
House tour, Eagle Crest [read more]
100 Shepard Road
Free

1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Open sugarhouse [read more]
Great Mountain Forest, 120 Windrow Road; 860-542-5422
Free

2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Ancient fire-making techniques [read more]
Village Green
Free

2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Music among Friends: Composer Krists Auznieks and Yale School of Music Piano Quintet [read more]
Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Road East; 860-542-5075
Free (call to reserve)

4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Land Trust open meeting and talk on wolf trees, Michael Gaige [read more]
Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Road East; 860-542-5075
Free (call to reserve)

7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Astronomy Night: Winter constellations, bonfire [read more]
Mountain Road, opposite the ball field and rink
Free

8:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Doobie Others concert [read more]
Infinity Music Hall, 20 Greenwoods Road West; 866-666-6306
$Ticketed

Sunday, February 24, 2019

All day
Town skating rink open [read more]
23 Mountain Road
Free

All day
Hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing on Northbrook Trail [read more]
Trailheads on North Street and Ashpohtag Road, park at 190 North Street (Route 272)
Free

8:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Pancake breakfast [read more]
Immaculate Conception Church, 4 North Street; 860-542-5442
Free

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Norfolk Curling Club open house [read more]
70 Golf Drive; 860-542-1100
Free

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Demos and open studio, Paul-Robert Blackman [read more]
Windrow Road between #26 and #38; 860-921-8738
Free

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
House tour, Valley View [read more]
23 Valley View
Free

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Art show, Susannah Anderson [read more]
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place; 860-542-7185 x250
Free

12:00 and 1:30 p.m. (starting times)
Video showings of Haystack Book Talks [read more]
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place; 860-542-7185, ext 250
Free

12:00 to 3:45 p.m., starting on the hour
Stained glass window tours [read more]
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road; 860-542-5721
Free

12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Art show, Victor Leger [read more]
Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Road East; 860-542-5075
Free

12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Artisan demos [read more]
Art show, Pamela Harnois [read more]
Artisans Guild, 3 Station Place; 860-542-5055
Free

12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Marie Kendallphoto exhibit and film [read more]
Historical Society museum, 13 Village Green; 860-542-5761
Free

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Stained glass window tours [read more]
Immaculate Conception Church; 4 North Street, 860-542-5442
Free

1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Mini Maker-Space [read more]
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place; 860-542-7185 x250
Free

1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Open sugarhouse [read more]
Great Mountain Forest, 120 Windrow Road; 860-542-5422
Free

2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Cooking class [read more]
Station Place Cafe, 10 Station Place; 860-542-2555
$Fee (call to reserve)

2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Tastings, tea ceremony, mini spa services [read more]
Mountain View Green Retreat, 67 Litchfield Road; 860-542-7941
Free

5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Murder Mystery evening [read more]
Manor House Inn, 69 Maple Avenue; 860-542-5690
$Fee (call to reserve)

Go to weekendinnorfolk.org for more detailed information.

 

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cgundlach@snet.net (Weekend in Norfolk) Places Thu, 14 Feb 2019 19:00:30 -0500
Area Students Named to Dean's List https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/neighbors/3289-area-students-named-to-dean-s-list3289-area-students-named-to-dean-s-list https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/neighbors/3289-area-students-named-to-dean-s-list3289-area-students-named-to-dean-s-list

The following local Springfield College students were named to the Dean's List for academic excellence for the fall 2018 term:

Jacob Green of Norfolk, CT (06058). Green is studying Health Science and Pre-Physical Therapy.

Chloe Dakers of Canaan, CT (06018). Dakers is studying Mathematics.

Criteria for selection to the dean's list requires that the student must have a minimum semester grade point average of 3.500 for the semester.

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cgundlach@snet.net (Springfield College) Neighbors Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:21:13 -0500
Lakeville Crucifix: A Religious War in 19th Century Connecticut https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3288-lakeville-crucifix-a-religious-war-in-19th-century-connecticut3288-lakeville-crucifix-a-religious-war-in-19th-century-connecticut https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3288-lakeville-crucifix-a-religious-war-in-19th-century-connecticut3288-lakeville-crucifix-a-religious-war-in-19th-century-connecticut

Local author’s new book, Lakeville Crucifix: A Religious War in 19th Century Connecticut exposes historical deep divide that riled one Connecticut town

WHO: Geoffrey Brown, author and historian

WHAT: The Lakeville Crucifix, a tale of prejudice and nativism

WHEN: Saturday February 16,  4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Scoville Memorial Library

WHY: To relate the historical conflicts that occured in one small Connecticut town

SALISBURY A collaboration of the Salisbury Association Historical Society (SAHS)  and the Scoville Memorial Library

In the summer 1882 the rector of the recently built St Mary’s Church erected a life size crucifix on the front lawn of the church. By 1883 events in Lakeville, Connecticut became  so controversial that they made the front page of the “New York Times” and the “Hartford Courant”, and appeared in papers across the United States.

The “Times” page one headline read “Lakeville Crucifix” and local historian Geoffrey Brown used it as the title of his  new book about what has been called a “religious war”. Brown unearths the history behind this long forgotten occurence and outlines the series of events that comprised the Lakeville Crucifix incident. According to Brown “the most interesting aspects of the incident, were not the events themselves, but instead the collision of trends and movements taking place in Northwest CT and elsewhere in the United States during and prior to the incident.”  Brown recovers and re-publishes local history from New England, the Northeast, and first began doing so in the 1980’s while at CitiBank.

Among the major trends occurring at this time were nativism, major changes in the larger Roman Catholic Church, Irish immigration, the New England Puritan tradition, and the changing social and political structure of post-Reconstruction New England – as well as a few local players whose names are still known today.   All these factors contributed to Lakeville’s moment on the front pages of America. This was a recipe for the kinds of sociocultural, religious and geopolitical prejudices which echo in some quarters presently. Brown closely examined the contemporaneous sources to understand what went wrong and why. While this was a relatively major series of incidents for this small corner of the United States, it could have been far worse, as such issues were elsewhere during this time period. Brown’s talk is cosponsored by the Salisbury Association Historical Society and will be featured at  the Scoville Memorial Library on Saturday February 16, at 4pm.

For additional information 860-435-2838

Contact: Lawrence Davis-Hollander, Adult Program Coordinator at ldh@roadrunner.com

Claudia Cayne, Library Director at cecayne@gmail.com

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cgundlach@snet.net (Lawrence Davis-Hollander) Events Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:19:55 -0500
Alice McGowan Art Reception https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3287-alice-mcgowan-art-reception3287-alice-mcgowan-art-reception https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3287-alice-mcgowan-art-reception3287-alice-mcgowan-art-reception

Art Reception

  • Sunday, March 3, 2019
  • 2:00 PM  4:00 PM

Come meet Alice McGowan at the opening. Refreshments served and beauty will abound.

“Fruits and vegetables, and also household objects have become a compelling focus for my painting in the past few years. I have always had a strong interest in cooking and gardening and doubtless these interests feed visual interest in my default subjects.”

 

BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY

48 MAIN STREET
SHEFFIELD, MA 01257
(413) 229-7004

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mbeyer@cwmars.org (Bushnell-Sage Library) Events Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:11:19 -0500
Vintage Baking with Jessie Sheehan https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3282-vintage-baking-with-jessie-sheehan3282-vintage-baking-with-jessie-sheehan https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3282-vintage-baking-with-jessie-sheehan3282-vintage-baking-with-jessie-sheehan

On March 9 at 11 a.m., enjoy a taste of the good old days with acclaimed author and baker Jessie Sheehan who will prepare and share samples of two delicious desserts from her newest book, Vintage Baker.  Featured in The New York TimesVanity FairFood and Wine and The Oprah Magazine to name a few, Vintage Baker was named a Best Cookbook of 2018 by The Washington Post. Ms. Sheehan will prepare chocolate walnut marshmallow fudge and butterscotch potato chip balls during her demonstration and her guests will not only imbibe in a taste of each, but may purchase her books which she will sign.

Ms. Sheehan is a baker and food writer who develops recipes and contributes to a wide variety of periodicals and cookbooks, including epicurious and Icebox Cakes, her first book published in 2015. The Food Network described the recipes in Vintage Baker as "sweet throwbacks (with a couple of genius upgrades)." Nigella Lawson added, "Just reading <The Vintage Baker> puts me in a very happy place."

Reservations are required for Ms. Sheehan’s program (to ensure ample samples for all!) at www.noblehorizons.org or 860-435-9851.  Noble Horizons is located at 17 Cobble Road in Salisbury

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clburchf@hotchkiss.org (Caroline Burchfield) Events Thu, 07 Feb 2019 19:47:23 -0500
White Hart Speaker Series: The Age Of Light by Whitney Scharer https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3285-white-hart-speaker-series-the-age-of-light-by-whitney-scharer3285-white-hart-speaker-series-the-age-of-light-by-whitney-scharer https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3285-white-hart-speaker-series-the-age-of-light-by-whitney-scharer3285-white-hart-speaker-series-the-age-of-light-by-whitney-scharer

The White Hart Speaker Series: A captivating debut novel, “The Age of Light”  by Whitney Scharer

The White Hart Speaker Series is presented in collaboration with The White Hart Inn, Scoville Memorial Library and Oblong Books & Music

This novel tells the story of Vogue model Lee Miller turned renowned photographer, and her search to forge a new identity as an artist after a life spent as a muse."I'd rather take a photograph than be one," she declares after she arrives in Paris in 1929, where she soon catches the eye of the famous Surrealist Man Ray. Though he wants to use her only as a model, Lee convinces him to take her on as his assistant and teach her everything he knows. But Man Ray turns out to be an egotistical, charismatic force, and as they work together in the darkroom, their personal and professional lives become intimately entwined, changing the course of Lee's life forever.

Told in interweaving timelines, this sensuous, richly detailed novel brings Lee Miller-a brilliant and pioneering artist-out of the shadows of a man's legacy and into the light.

Whitney Scharer earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington, and her short fiction has appeared in the “Bellevue Literary Review”, “Cimarron Review,” and other journals. She's received an Emerging Artist Award in Literature from the St. Botolph Club Foundation, a Somerville Arts Council Artists grant, and been awarded a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. “”The Age of Light is her first novel and an Oblong Books staff pick!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-white-hart-speaker-series-whitney-scharer-tickets-53687048407

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cgundlach@snet.net (Lawrence Davis Hollander) Events Thu, 07 Feb 2019 19:11:34 -0500
Pianist Leonel Morales to Perform with the Hotchkiss Orchestra https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3284-pianist-leonel-morales-to-perform-with-the-hotchkiss-orchestra3284-pianist-leonel-morales-to-perform-with-the-hotchkiss-orchestra https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3284-pianist-leonel-morales-to-perform-with-the-hotchkiss-orchestra3284-pianist-leonel-morales-to-perform-with-the-hotchkiss-orchestra

Leonel Morales, piano with the Hotchkiss Orchestra, Fabio Witkowski, conductor

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Katherine M. Elfers Hall, The Esther Eastman Music Center

The Hotchkiss School, 11 Interlaken Road

Lakeville, Connecticut

FREE ADMISSION

For more information, please call Sarah Lock (860) 435 – 4423

www.hotchkiss.org/arts

The Hotchkiss Concert Series is pleased to welcome pianist Leonel Morales in concert. Mr. Morales will appear with the Hotchkiss Orchestra, Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center. Mr. Morales is a regular guest of the Hotchkiss stage. He will perform works by Beethoven and Chopin, accompanied by the Hotchkiss Orchestra. The concert is free and open to the public; no ticket reservations are necessary.

About Leonel Morales

Born in Cuba, Leonel Morales has lived in Spain since 1991, where he has been awarded many international prizes including First Prize in the Guerrero Foundation International Piano Competition in Madrid and the Second Prize at Jaen International Piano Competition. He graduated from the University of Havana where he studied under Frank Fernandez, a student of renowned Moscow Conservatory professor Victor Merzhanov, firmly establishing Mr. Morales in the Russian tradition of pianists.

A professor of piano at the Conservatorio Superior de Castellón, Spain, Mr. Morales also teaches at Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio in Madrid and Internationale Sommerakademie Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. He has performed all over the world, including the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall in New York City and toured with various orchestras, including the Spanish National Orchestra, Spanish Radio and TV Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic of Galicia, Symphonic Orchestra of Bilbao, the Symphonic Orchestra of Hamburg, Frankfurt-Oder Orchestra, RAI National Orchestra of Turin, among many others.

While on tour with the Spanish National Orchestra, The Washington Post praised his “...extraordinary interpretation and power.” Please visit leonelmorales.com to learn more.

About The Hotchkiss Orchestra

The Hotchkiss Orchestra is a 52-piece student ensemble conducted by Fabio Witkowski, Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department and director of the music program. The orchestra meets regularly as a class for rehearsals, and student musicians take one-on-one music lessons with members of the Hotchkiss music faculty who are professional musicians from across the region.


 

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cgundlach@snet.net (Sarah Lock) Events Thu, 07 Feb 2019 19:04:13 -0500