Q1-Q4 2017 Norfolknet Notes

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  • 10/21 12:43pm   Mark your calendar!! Nothings New Antiques,224 Dedham st, Norfolk, will be having our HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE on Saturday October 28th,from 10-5 PM... There will be a 20% off sale (RG coded items only). Refreshments will also be available! Come join the fun!!
    - NL, Nothing's New Antiques

  • 10/21 12:41pm   Hi! We're looking for more haunted train ride tickets! Even one more would be great! If anyone has any, please email: Kelly at kelmahoney@comcast.net. Thank you so much!
    - KM

  • 10/21 12:37pm   Snow Blower Service and Repair $175.95 - Small engine mechanic with 30 plus yrs. experience available for all your Snow Blower equipment needs. Snow Blower Service includes engine tune-up, spark plug, oil change, flush fuel system, install new gas with stabilizer, adjust carburetor, Service and grease transmission, check and adjust transmission and auger belts. Service and grease auger, check shear pins, impeller, gear box lubricant, auger skids and cutting edge. Plus the whole machine gets degreased and power washed. Pick-up and Delivery for Norfolk residents is $80.00. Call Stu at 508-851-0723. Shop is located at 61 Endicott St. unit #6B Norwood, Ma. For customers who want to drop off their Snow Blowers.
    - AC

  • 10/21 12:36pm   As the days get shorter and the temperatures cools down, take a break over at NCTV with a free weekly workshop or group!
    All workshops and groups are free and start at 6:30pm at NCTV's studio at 158 Main Street! All are welcome, under 16 with a parent/guardian.
    November 7, 2017: Live Streaming Learn about what it takes to live stream on different platforms such as YouTube and how you can utilize this technology!
    November 14, 2017: NO WORKSHOP Due to Town Meeting, we will not host a workshop on the 14th.
    November 21, 2017: Film Discussion Group We'll take a look at family friendly films in this session and common themes throughout.
    November 28, 2017: Screenwriting Group Writing is hard, but we want to help! This screenwriting group is meant to serve local screenwriters who want support. The group is open to all writing levels, and we encourage anyone to join. We will offer time for table reads to workshop member's screenplays, helping the writer work through dialogue and story development. We will also plan discussions about various writing aspects including, structure, formatting, keeping on schedule, defeating writer's block, character development, and more.
    To sign up for a workshop or group, head to our website www.norfolkcable.com/workshops
    - KW, NCTV

  • 10/21 12:35pm   Garden Club of Norfolk to Challenge the Floral Designers at Holiday Magic Fundraiser
    Plan now to start the holiday season by enjoying an enchanting evening on Wednesday, November 8 when the Garden Club of Norfolk presents Holiday Magic at 7:00 PM at the Freeman-Kennedy School in Norfolk. The highlight of the event will be Allen and Bea from Windfall Florals of Falmouth who will be challenged to create holiday designs in containers supplied by Garden Club members. Members have been busy searching for odd or unusual containers to make the challenge more fun. Come and watch the designers use their magic to create some very special holiday decorations and along the way you will get some valuable tips on making your own original holiday arrangements. All of Allan and Beas floral creations - containers included - will raffled at the end of the program. Lucky winners will take home a unique design and everyone will be inspired to be their own floral designer. There will also be an impressive number of other donated raffle items. Adding to the magic will be an assortment of delicious refreshments and nominally priced holiday ornaments made by club members. Be sure to get your ticket now, as there are a limited number available at $10 each. Each ticket will include one free raffle ticket when presented at the event. To purchase your tickets, please contact: Tricia R. - paromanus@gmail.com, Anne P. priorfarm1@gmail.com, or Michele D. mhdsoleil@yahoo.com.
    - LD, Garden Club of Norfolk

  • 10/21 12:29pm   Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary is hosting a Purple Martin Conference on Saturday, October, 21st from 9-noon. Come find out more about these fascinating birds. Dr. Jon Atwood, Mass Audubon's Grassland Bird Biologist will also be sharing the results of some of his research on the State of the Birds in Massachusetts. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available. If you like birds, this event is for you. Please call Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary to register at 508-528-3140.
    - WW

  • 10/21 12:26pm   Dear Families and Dance Enthusiasts,
    My name is Jennifer Cote, and I recently opened Exhale A School of Dance in Norfolk! We run our classes out of the beautifully, historic Norfolk Grange Hall (28 Rockwood Rd). Our mission is to encourage the joy of individual human expression through the collective experience of dance and movement. Life skills are taught in our classrooms such as: teamwork, inclusiveness, leadership, ``I can'' confidence, a strong work ethic, accountability, and the importance of community involvement.
    We offer empowering, inspiring classes for all ages. Exhale has classes for the two-year-old student learning to live life rhythmically, through the adult needing a place to destress with exercise and music. *Exhale is excited to announce that we will begin offering Saturday morning classes in January* along with our Monday and Wednesday evening programs!
    Life is dance; come join our passionate dancing family!
    Wesbite: exhaleschoolofdance.wordpress.com
    Email: exhalenorfolk@gmail.com
    Phone: 508.541.1490
    - JC, Exhale A School of Dance

  • 10/21 12:13pm   To MM - How can I contact Dustless Cleaning? I would like to ask for an estimate. I live in Norfolk.
    - MS

  • 10/1 10:38pm   Looking for someone to care for our 7 year old daughter, starting in September. Hours are Mon, Tue, and Wed from 3-6pm. Must have a car and ability to drive to/from activities. Please contact if interested.
    - MM

  • 10/1 10:36pm   Dear Students, Parents, and Friends,
    Ivy Music Academy is thrilled to let you know that a new teacher just joined our school. Daniel Dickson who is also a Music Director at the Federated Church of Norfolk, will have classes on Sundays after 11:30 a.m starting September 10th. He will be teaching cello and piano.
    For Daniel`s full bio please visit our website www.ivymusicacademy.com. You can also call us at 781-647-5390 or email us at ivymusicacademy@gmail.com for scheduling details.
    - VS, Ivy Music Academy

  • 10/1 10:28pm   Upcoming Medical Reserve Corps kick off event!
    - BF

  • 10/1 10:14pm   To all Norfolk residents and businesses:
    The new edition of the Norfolk Little Green Phone Book is currently being up-dated. Our deadline is soon.
    To have your business included in the green pages section of the Norfolk Book in print and on-line you can CALL: 508-429-5588 or go to our website: www.littlegreenphonebook.com. If you have an addition, correction or want your cell phone listed in the next Norfolk Little Green Phone Book, e-mail the information to: russo@northeasternpub.com or Call 508-429-5588
    The Norfolk directory is over 150 pages and filled with town information, library hours, transfer station hours, places of worship, a school directory, a listing of town officials, clubs & organizations, local mall listings and phone listings by street.
    You can go on our online directory to find local business and services www.littlegreenphonebook.com
    - SR and CR, Little Green Phone Book

  • 10/1 10:13pm   Hi, its that time of year again!! Boats are being pulled from the water and I am searching for any kind of indoor storage space for an antique wooden boat for the winter. If anyone has such space available for rent, or can point me in the right direction, please call (781-351-9188) or email me (BenLasher@Comcast.net). Rough dimensions of space needed are 9' wide by 8' high by at least 25' long. Thanks!
    - BL

  • 10/1 10:12pm   Hello! I just wanted to make a quick post about our cleaning service, Dustless Cleaning. We recently hired Edilaine and her crew and we couldn't be happier with the service we have received. Edilaine was very easy to communicate with and, when providing our initial estimate, she was very clear about what was included in her services. She was also very willing to work with us to create a cleaning schedule that worked with our budget and schedule. Most importantly, her crew did a very thorough and excellent job on their first visit. We could not be more satisfied and would absolutely recommend Dustless Cleaning to others!
    - MM

  • 10/1 10:09pm   Come enjoy this totally FREE Harvest Festival on October 28th! There will be plenty of games, food, music and of course Trunk or Treat. This is a great event for the entire family to enjoy. Looking forward to seeing you there!
    - JO

  • 10/1 10:03pm   Have you ever wondered how flower show exhibitors make jewelry and other items out of plant material? The Garden Club of Norfolk will present Sarah Boynton, Flower Show award winner, who will share her Techniques and Secrets of Botanical Arts Entries on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Freeman-Kennedy School, 70 Boardman St., Norfolk. There is no charge for th is program. However, donations to the Garden Club of Norfolk are always gratefully accepted. Sarah will show you how she creates her show entries! She will share techniques, secrets and planning ideas that that help create award winning entries for flower shows. She will present a slide show and explain how she collects and treats plant materials to make her entries. Sarah will have on display some of her artistic botanical designs, which have earned sixteen First Place awards in Boston, Newport and Philadelphia along with numerous top Artisan Awards and Best of Show awards including First Place and Best Craft Exhibit at the 2014 WAFA World Flower Show in Dublin, Ireland and Third Place at the 2017 WAFA World Flower Show in Barbados.

    If you would like more information, Sarahs webpage can be found at www.sarahboynton.net

    - LD, Garden Club of Norfolk

  • 10/1 9:57pm   Wood Duck Derby, Oct 7, Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, Norfolk. massaudubon.org/woodduckderby
    - CG, NCL

    [Update 10/21 12:18pm: updated initials - Wm.]

  • 10/1 9:32pm   I don't know if anyone else has been bothered by low flying aircraft over Norfolk, but lately it seems the sound is more frequent and worse. Some helocopters fly so low the dishes in my kitchen rattle. If you also don't like the feeling of being in a DMZ, call the Boston Flights Standards office 781 238 7500, Tuesday & Thurs 9am-4pm.
    - MS

  • 8/10 5:09pm   Hello, I wanted to share the sad news of my mother's passing on June 4. My mother, Mary Bremilst, was a lifelong resident of Norfolk and a long time business owner as well. Many, many of you will remember seeing her at our family's Family Florist shop on route 115. She was a true pioneer! Women did not own or run businesses in the 1950s, 60s or even the 70s. She was smart, savvy and tenacious when it came to our business. She was generous and loving when it came to being a mom. Her and my father were real icons in Norfolk. We will miss her and we shall continue on our family legacy. If you would like to make a donation in her memory, donations can be sent to King Philip Music Association, PO Box 508, Wrentham, MA 02093.
    - RB (RB4)

    [reposted with attachments, my apologies - Wm.]

  • 7/29 4:30pm   The Norfolk Public Library will be offering a program called ``Anxious Teens, Worried Parents: Coping Strategies for Families'' on Tuesday, August 15 at 6:30pm. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the program will be led by Dr. Jamie Micco, Board Certified in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology and author of recently published The Worry Workbook for Teens.
    This program will help middle and high school students and their parents distinguish between typical teen worries and excessive, difficult-to-control worries. Participants will learn how to challenge or let go of unhelpful thoughts and to develop strategies to cope with stressful situations, and parents will learn how to reinforce good coping skills without adding pressure to their teens.
    This program is free and open to the public. There is no registration required. Please visit the library's website at norfolkpl.org for more information.
    - MA, Norfolk Public Library

  • 7/29 4:29pm   Hi again, Norfolk senior on a very fixed income, (53 years in Norfolk) grandma of 4, looking to babysit either nights or days, even days you need to work and your child is sick. Retired nanny to several kids from Norfolk, excellent references. Call me at 1-508-662-0333 or 508-528-3724. Looking forward to hearing from you.
    - JW

  • 7/29 4:28pm   We are looking for recommendations for infant (6+ weeks) daycare services in Norfolk for two to three days per week beginning in Spring of 2018. Would consider either private home or daycare center. Thanks.
    - SM

  • 7/29 4:14pm   Looking for better cell phone service! Can anybody recommend their cell phone carrier? We currently have VZN and it seems like their reception has fallen off the deep end recently (typically one bar or worse with many broken, dropped, missed calls). It was bad to start with but lately, it is intolerable. We live off Cleveland Street, near Holbrook. Thanks.
    - MJ

  • 7/29 4:12pm   I am looking for recommendations for a General Contractor for a house renovation project. Please email if you have someone you would recommend. box543@norfolknet.com
    - JW

  • 7/29 4:09pm   Norfolk Challenge Golf Outing - Throwing it Down for Norfolk Charities
    The Norfolk Lions Club is sponsoring its 9th annual charity Norfolk Challenge Golf Outing on Monday, September 18, 2017 at the New England Country Club. All proceeds from this event will be used to benefit Norfolk Lions charities. The scenic New England Country Club in Bellingham, MA was voted "One of the Best 18" by The Boston Globe and is the site of many events hosted by "Chi Chi" Rodriguez.
    Golfers of all skill levels with an aptitude for fun are invited to compete in a four-person scramble format. Only one team will win the battle to earn the bragging rights of Top Foursome and own the NORFOLK TROPHY for a year - everyone else will have a great time!
    Tee time is 8:30 AM with a buffet following play at the club's outdoor banquet facility. This great event also includes raffles and prizes for top foursome, top male and female teams, longest drive and closest to the pin.
    The fee of $125 per person includes 18 holes of scramble format golf, a golf cart and the banquet. Hole sponsorships of $100 each are also available. Or you can be a recognized as a "Friend of Lions" for a $50 donation. Mail check and foursome details to: Norfolk Lions, P.O. Box 608, Norfolk, MA 02056. Make checks payable to the Norfolk Lions.
    Registration forms can be accessed at www.norfolkmalions.org. More information and directions to the New England Country Club can be found at: www.newenglandcountryclub.com.
    For questions or more information send email to norfolklionsgolf@gmail.com or contact Mike L. 774-263-3379 or John P. at 508-346-3015.
    So hurry and make plans for your foursome now - the Battle begins September 18!
    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 are donated back into local charities or to meet community needs.
    - PS, Norfolk Lions

  • 7/29 4:07pm   NCTV has some awesome workshops and groups coming up in August! Take a break from the heat and explore your creative side with us. All workshops and groups start at 6:30pm at NCTV's studio at 158 Main Street! All are welcome, under 16 with a parent/guardian.
    August 1, 2017: Social Media - Get Connected with Others. This workshop will look at a few of the most popular social media sites. We'll discuss how to create new accounts, the variety of uses, and what to be careful for.
    August 8, 2017: NO WORKSHOP
    August 15, 2017: Film Discussion Group (every THIRD Tuesday of the month)
    August Topic - Edgar Wright. Over the next few months we will be discussing styles of different film auteurs, and what's makes their movies so unique. In August we will discuss Edgar Wright, who elevates his comedies through interesting visuals.
    August 22, 2017: Screenwriting Group (every FOURTH Tuesday of the month). Writing is hard, but we want to help! This screenwriting group is meant to serve local screenwriters who want support. The group is open to all writing levels, and we encourage anyone to join. We will offer time for table reads to workshop member's screenplays, helping the writer work through dialogue and story development. We will also plan discussions about various writing aspects including, structure, formatting, keeping on schedule, defeating writer's block, character development, and more.
    August 28, 2017: 3 Reasons Why I Hate My DSLR Camera. Taught by community member Alvaro Tobar. Learn the key functions of your DSLR camera. How do camera body and lens work together? What is that blurry picture effect I see in videos and how do I get it? What is white balance? If you are puzzled by the questions above, then this workshop is for you. Disclaimer: this workshop will cover fundamentals of filming with your DSLR, not fundamentals DSLR photography. We will focus on how to master 3 basic elements to get your filming going: camera, color temperature, and lenses. This workshop is for beginners of all ages and abilities. No experience required, but a deep interest in filming is recommended.
    To sign up for a workshop or group, head to our website www.norfolkcable.com/workshops
    - KW, NCTV

  • 7/29 4:06pm   ISO a child sitter for an 8 year old girl in Norfolk
    - DQ

  • 7/29 4:04pm   Went picking bluberries yesterday at Jane and Pauls Farm on Fruit St. with a bunch of friends. We had the best afternoon picking the beautiful large berries. We took them home and made the best muffins ever. However, We will be back soon, the muffins and extra berries we picked vanished in a few minutes. Our families loved them. We think this is the best crop ever!!
    - BP

  • 7/29 3:52pm   I want to thank the town of Norfolk, the Berkshire Valley Boys, and Berkshire Hathaway Realty for a fun night in the town center. I couldn't help thinking this is what our country is all about - neighbors living in peace and enjoying a fun night out with their families. The music was great, and both adults and kids were having a blast singing and dancing in the beautifully landscaped common. It made me realize just how lucky I am to have been born in this wonderful country - and to be living in a great town like Norfolk.
    - JG

  • 7/29 3:49pm   [reposted corrected version 8/10 - Wm.]

  • 7/29 3:47pm   TUTOR AVIALABLE! I am a Norfolk resident who just graduated from the UMass Amherst Honors College with a degree in Physics. I passed through the Norfolk and KP school systems and am willing to help any student in need of Math or Physics assistance. Please email me at jkornfeld@umass.edu if interested. Thank you!
    - JK

  • 7/29 3:20pm   We are looking for someone who's reasonably priced and reliable to replace 2 soffits in our roof ASAP before the bats ( or other creatures) find their way in! Please email me at rmbobroff@yahoo.com
    - RB

  • 7/29 3:14pm   The Garden Club Federation of Ma. Celebrated its 90th anniversary and three awards were presented to the Garden Club of Norfolk. Emily Nicodemus, the Clubs Award Chair, accepted the awards. The Garden Therapy award for their activities with the Maples Rehabilitation center, an award for the clubs newsletter and a monetary award for the heirloom plants the club planted at Stoney Brook. Liz Davey, club president, announced these achievements at their recent meeting at Stoney Brook. Anyone interested in learning about gardening or has plants they would like to donate to the clubs fund raising plant sale are welcomed to visit the clubs website for further information. Club meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm at the library from Sept. to June. All are welcome.
    - HD

  • 6/18 6:03pm   I am looking for snow plow service for a 30 foot long single car driveway and looking to pay $40.00. I know snow is a long way off but I like to plan ahead. Please leave me contact info in your post. Thank You.
    - DP

  • 6/18 5:57pm   Can anyone recommend someone to work on our central air. Thanks
    - JC

  • 6/11 3:51pm   Don't forget about NCTV's new-ish monthly groups! They're both great opportunities to learn and discuss with your neighbors.
    Film Discussion Group (Every third Tuesday of the month)
    This group is meant for anyone interested in analyzing films in an open and friendly space. We will prepare a topic to discuss each month and gain a better understanding of different elements of filmmaking. By watching clips from different films, we will explore what has been done really well (or perhaps what hasn't) and examine why something works or doesn't. Local filmmakers are also invited to use this group to screen their short film and optionally open it to a constructive discussion.
    Screenwriting Group (Every fourth Tuesday of the month)
    Writing is hard, but we want to help! This screenwriting group is meant to serve local screenwriters who want support. The group is open to all writing levels, and we encourage anyone to join. We will offer time for table reads to workshop member's screenplays, helping the writer work through dialogue and story development. We will also plan discussions about various writing aspects including, structure, formatting, keeping on schedule, defeating writer's block, character development, and more.
    We don't have workshops in the month of July due to the holiday on the 4th and our Stop Motion Animation Kid's Program on the 11th, but will be hosting our monthly groups as regularly planned! All workshops and groups take place on Tuesday nights at our studio and start at 6:30pm. Our studio is located at 158 Main Street right in Norfolk center. All ages are welcome and encouraged (under 16 with parent/guardian). Check out the schedule below for July!
    July 18th - Film Discussion Group with guest facilitator Anne Marie Battistone
    Anne Marie Battistone will discuss how imagery in Fritz Lang's 1931 masterpiece, M, portrays the mental state of the protagonist, played by Peter Lorre.
    July 25th - Screenwriting Group
    Bring your scripts and/or ideas! This is a great space to explore, ask questions, and communicate with your neighbors about your work and/or aspirations!
    To sign up for a workshop or group, head to our website www.norfolkcable.com/workshops.
    - KW, NCTV

  • 6/11 3:49pm   Looking for a reliable, experienced, fun, and trustworthy babysitter? I just finished my freshman year at Bridgewater State as an Early Childhood Education major, and am currently home for the summer, and am looking to babysit! I have worked with all ages, handled many situations, have a clean driving record, and am always willing to be flexible. Afternoons, Nights and weekends typically work best. I live in the Cape Cod Estates area! Email me at elizabethc0598@gmail.com!
    - LC

  • 6/11 3:15pm   On behalf of the Norfolk Lions, We want to thank the Holmes, our community, and all the participants and volunteers that came out yesterday June 3 to celebrate our 25th Anniversary of Community Day! It is always a fun event with so many individuals and organizations coming together to make this a successful day. We had music from the KP band, the banjo band, entertainment from several organizations; various non-profits and small businesses providing games, giveaways, and information including free bird houses by Tom Antonellis, and various activities by Norfolk Credit Union and Foxboro savings; our bouncy rides which were free this year as part of our celebration; a caricaturist (KP High senior Sierra); train, hay wagon, and antique fire truck rides; Touch-a-Truck through the Rec department; food and drinks from our Police/Fire departments, the Leo's club, Emmanuel Baptist Church and Organic Buzz; and various fund raisers throughout the venue including our golf ball drop, NCL, and the Cultural Council.
    All of this is possible thanks to the generous donations of both our annual and event sponsors including BHHS Page Realty, Bradbury Insurance, Cronin Oil, Norfolk Auto, 1776 Financial, Next Phase Legal LLC, Samet & Company, William Raveis Delta Realtors, Holmes Bus Company, Dedham Savings, Dover Trucking, Elite Foods, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Federated Church, Foxboro Federal Savings, Minuteman Press Newton, Norfolk Community League, Norfolk Cultural Council, Norfolk Recreation, Representative Shawn Dooley, Roche Brothers, Rocky's Auto Body, Rodman Ford, Stop & Shop, Taylor Rental, Tom Antonellis. Thank you so much to everyone for making our 25th so special. Yesterday was an amazing day, we are already looking forward to Community Day 2018!
    - Patti McCarty & Ed Melanson - Community Day Co-Chairs

  • 6/11 3:14pm   Hello goodbye: The only pet food store in town will be closing at the end of June and having a going-out-of-business sale until then. Please stop by and help yourself to some great deals until we run out of stock. Thanks for supporting our local small store, but sometimes it is just not enough and we don't qualify for a charity.
    - Tony Biscaia, Healthy Pet Supply downtown at the train station.

  • 6/11 3:10pm   JM Home Healthcare LLC provides a unique community-based service that assists our clients and allows them to remain safe and independent in their own homes or apartments. We are committed to providing quality, ethical and professional services. Our employees are carefully screened, trained, bonded, insured, and supervised. They are caring, courteous in nature, committed to care, and eager to help.
    Our services are flexible and can be arranged for as little as a few hours a week or as many as 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays. Our Caregivers can help with a wide range of activities including companionship, meal planning, preparation, and clean-up, housekeeping, laundry, medication reminders, errands, shopping, as well as escort to and from appointments and events. JM Home Healthcare Personal Support Workers and Health Care Aides can also assist with mobilization and personal care needs if required.
    I would welcome the opportunity to schedule a free, no-obligation in-home visit with you and/or your loved one to provide you with additional information about how you or a loved one can benefit from our services. Although you may not require our services in the immediate future, you will at least be aware of the many different ways we can assist you or your loved one if the need arises. Please contact Jen Murray (774) 993-5004 for additional information.
    - AM, JM Home Healthcare

  • 6/11 3:07pm   Once again, free baby hostas, mostly blue-green and very strong, available to good homes. Andras will give you my phone upon inquiry.
    - AB-G

  • 6/11 3:01pm   To all Norfolk residents and businesses - The new edition of the Little Green Phone Book is currently being updated. To have your business promoted in the green pages section of the Book in print and on-line you can call 508-429-5588 or go to our website: www.littlegreenphonebook.com. If you have an addition, correction or want your cell phone listed in the new Little Green Phone Book, e-mail the information to: russo@northeasternpub.com
    - SR, Little Green Phone Book

  • 5/22 12:04am   Lawn Mowing on King Street
    Reliable student available to mow lawns on King Street. Reasonable rates (maximum charge is $40). Please contact me at box540@norfolknet.com or at 781-789-1855. Let me help you make your summer more relaxing!
    - KP

  • 5/21 11:59pm   Nine-week summer music lessons with Steve Marchena at the Ivy Music Academy
    We're headed from Spring to Summer over the next couple of weeks and we are eager to let you know that Steve will teach every Wednesday in July and August.
    We offer flexible scheduling during our 9-week Summer session so that you may conveniently schedule music lessons around vacations, camps and other fun activities .
    If you want to learn how to play Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo or Harmonica, please submit your request at www.ivymusicacademy.com/Registration Or call us at 781-647-5390 <(781)%20647-5390>.
    Our Summer Session begins on July 3rd, 2017.
    - VS, Ivy Music Academy

  • 5/21 11:43pm   On Friday, June 9th the Norfolk Senior Center, with the generous support of the Friends of the Norfolk Council on Aging, will be holding a winetasting. Led by wine expert Bob O'Brien, manager of Fifth Avenue Liquors, a popular family-owned liquor store in Millis (and Framingham), he will share his knowledge of wine in an entertaining and practical presentation that includes a selection of wines from around the world.
    This event, one of the Senior Center's most popular activities, will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will also include a variety of light appetizers to accompany the tastings. Non-alcoholic beverages will be available for spouses, partners, and friends who do not drink alcohol.
    Do you have a friend, neighbor, or relative residing in Norfolk who has yet to visit the Senior Center? This event can also provide an ideal introduction to many of your fellow residents, the Senior Center, its facilities, its volunteers, and the many services available to all in the community.
    For more information or to register for this event (or to receive a schedule of all Senior Center activities, call (508) 528-4430. The Norfolk Senior Center is located at 28 Medway Branch Road and is open Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    - TM, Norfolk Council on Aging

  • 5/21 11:43pm   Norfolk Community Day - Celebrating 25 years! Saturday June 3, 2017
    The Norfolk Lions in conjunction with a number of local organizations are in the final planning stages for the 25th annual Norfolk Community Day to be held on June 3rd at the Holmes Complex on 22 Myrtle Street in Norfolk. Community Day events start at 11:00 AM.
    Events at this year's Norfolk Community Day 25th anniversary celebration include a children's art contest, touch a DPW truck, Tom Antonellis' bird houses, golf ball drop 50/50 raffle and many new and old favorite amusements including the Sports Obstacle Course, Batter Up, High Striker, Wipe Out and Frozen bounce house. Plus, in the spirit of celebrating the 25th anniversary, there will be special giveaways, free raffles, a caricaturist and a scavenger hunt.
    The black top entertainment will include a number of local groups who have participated for the last 24 years. And back by popular demand, 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:
    King Philip World Percussion Ensemble-African and Steel Drums 11:00 AM
    Henry the Juggler 12:05 PM
    Inspiration Performing Troupe 1:00 PM
    Kids games & contests (musical chairs & balloon toss) 1:45 PM
    High Flying Frisbee Dogs 2:15 PM
    Pie eating contest, golf ball drop & silent auction winners 2:45 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 fun, food, and games 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. Some items that are currently needed are jelly, maple syrup, hamburger/tuna helper, mayonnaise, tooth paste and hand soap. Please help us to help others by bringing your donation to the Norfolk Lions booth at Community Day!
    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 sponsors for this year's Community Day, as well as our annual sponsors. Community Day Sponsors: Carpentry by Tom Antonellis, Dover Trucking, Dedham Savings Bank, Elite Foods, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Federated Church of Norfolk, Foxboro Federal Savings Bank, Holmes Transportation, Minuteman Press of West Newton, Norfolk Community League, Norfolk Cultural Council, Rodman Ford, State Representative Shawn Dooley, Roche Brothers, Rocky's Auto Body, RJ Ross Funeral Home, Stop & Shop and Taylor Rental. Annual Sponsors: Berkshire Hathaway Page Realty, Bradbury Insurance Agency, George T. Cronin & Sons, Norfolk Auto Inc., 1776 Financial Services, Next Phase Legal LLC, Samet & Company and William Raveis 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. at 508-528-9302 or Patti M. at 508-520-0540.
    - PS, Norfolk Lions

  • 5/21 11:41pm   The Town of Norfolk is creating an economic development plan and we need your input! Tell us what you love and what you would change about Norfolk to stimulate the local economy. It's been 10 years since our last master plan!
    We will have a drop-in, walk-through format, and will kick off with a presentation by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council on the goal of the project and current state of economic activity in the town. Stop by any time for food, mingling, and interactive activities for all ages!
    And don't forget to forward this on to your friends, family, and colleagues who live and work in Norfolk!
    When: Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
    Where: Norfolk Town Library, 139 Main Street, Norfolk
    - JE, Metropolitan Area Planning Council

  • 5/21 11:33pm   Summer Nanny/Sitter position wanted.
    I just returned home for the summer from my freshman year at Syracuse University where I am double majoring in Photography and Psychology. I have experience babysitting, a car and clean driving record and good local references. I'm looking for a great kid or kids to share a fun summer with. I'd love to just hang out, do arts & crafts, go to the pool or beach, museums or anything else they love to do.
    I have experience babysitting, a car and clean driving record and good local references. Please contact me at box539@norfolknet.com - Molly
    - MC

  • 5/21 11:31pm   Dustless cleaning offers you cleaning service that you are looking for. Give a like on our facebook page, dustless cleaning, also visit our web site dustlesscleaning.com and call us today for a quote, 774-291-1887. We have references of many clients in Norfolk since 2008. Thanks Edilaine Lopes
    - EL

  • 5/21 11:29pm   I have moving boxes and paper if anyone needs them. Please call Susan at 508-404-8925
    - SS

  • 5/21 11:29pm   Summer Camp Norfolk, MA for ages 3-10 years old. Visit our website to learn more. luckyduckydaycare.com/so/cLldunwv
    - YR, Lucky Ducky Daycare

  • 5/21 11:27pm   I do piano Adult classes in Ivy Music Academy in Norfolk. I never played piano before, my children both play instruments in the King Philip Music and Freeman Kennedy. So I suppose you could say I got inspiration from them. I always wanted to learn piano but was either too busy, or not really thinking that I could. But after enrolling over a year ago, I am very happy to say that the school, especially Maral, the piano teacher, has given me that chance. Not only is she very patient, but kind and passionate about music. I would like to endorse the school.
    - AK

  • 5/21 11:24pm   Debbie Preston, in her 90's, is a Friend of the Norfolk Senior Center. She belongs to a group that calls themselves Knitwits. The Knitwits do a lot of charity work for different charities. It has come to our attention that she has crocheted more than 750 chemo caps for people with cancer. I want to extend a huge thank you to her for all her time and work. Debbie, the Knitwits love you. JW, a fellow Knitwit.
    - JW

  • 5/21 11:11pm   Weather forecast for Norfolk Community Day 2017: 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 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 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 2017 will take place on Saturday, June 3, 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 2017.
    - PS, Norfolk Lions

  • 5/21 11:08pm   JM Home Healthcare,LLC is a non-medical in-home service provider that assists individuals and families. We are dedicated to helping our clients lead dignified, independent lifestyles in the comfort and safety of their own homes by carefully assessing and fully understanding their needs and selectively placing trained personnel to meet these needs. Please contact Jen Murray at 508-742-8593 or Amy Mullen 781-727-2282 for more information.
    - AM, JM Home Healthcare

  • 5/21 11:04pm   Free Henry Miller Baby Grand Contact info: 508-528-2750
    - KH

    [Update 6/11 3:00pm: I gave away the piano - KH]

  • 4/16 3:39pm   NORFOLK - On Sunday, April 23, Metacomet Land Trust and Mass Audubon's Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary will host a free screening of the film Green Fire, the first full-length, high definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold. The hour-long film will be shown at 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.
    Leopold is the visionary conservationist whose essays ``A Sand County Almanac'' lay out his philosophy of how to live responsibly on the land. The film explores Aldo Leopold's life in the early part of the twentieth century and the many ways his concept of a ``land ethic'' continues to be applied all over the world today.
    Doug Williams, director of Mass Audubon's Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, commented ``I first read ``A Sand County Almanac'' when I was in my teens. At the time my interests led me to the woods, the lakes and streams near where I grew up. I was happiest when I was alone with the trees, the birds and fish without the distractions of friends and family.
    ``Through reading ``A Sand County Almanac'' I was reminded that people are a part of nature, that we are at once influenced by and conversely influence the natural world,'' Williams said. ``I reread ``A Sand County Almanac'' on a regular basis and am recharged, my spirit renewed, my love for the woods strengthened and my devotion to conserving the natural world for future generations reinvigorated. All life is miraculous and few authors convey that sentiment better than Aldo Leopold.''
    Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time is a production of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the US Forest Service, and the Center for Humans and Nature. Although probably best known as the author of A Sand County Almanac, Leopold is also renowned for his work as an educator, philosopher, forester, ecologist, and wilderness advocate.
    Green Fire illustrates Leopold's continuing influence by exploring current projects that connect people and land at the local level. Viewers will meet urban children in Chicago learning about local foods and ecological restoration. They'll learn about ranchers in Arizona and New Mexico who maintain healthy landscapes by working on their own properties and with their neighbors, in cooperative community conservation efforts. They'll meet wildlife biologists who are bringing back threatened and endangered species, from cranes to Mexican wolves, to the landscapes where they once thrived. The Green Fire film portrays how Leopold's vision of a community that cares about both people and land--his call for a land ethic--ties all of these modern conservation stories together and offers inspiration and insight for the future.
    Learn more about Aldo Leopold at www.aldoleopold.org. About the sponsors: Metacomet Land Trust, Inc. is a regional land conservation organization which serves 14 towns in Norfolk and Worcester counties. Metacomet preserves land for wildlife, passive recreation and works with partners to provide environmental education. www.MetacometLandTrust.org Mass Audubon's Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors both youth and adult environmental education and... Known for its extensive boardwalk system that goes through forest, fields, and wetlands, Stony Brook offers up-close views of wildlife above and under the water. Located adjacent to the 140-acre Bristol Blake State Reservation and cooperatively managed with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), this former 18th-century mill site now supports native wildlife. Mass Audubon is the largest member-supported environmental organization in the Bay State.
    - SS, Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

  • 4/16 3:39pm   Norfolk Girl Scout Grace Kelly Griffin introduced Jessica T. Donohue, PhD, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Performance & Analytics, State Street Global Services at the 25th annual Leading Women Awards, hosted by Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts in Boston last week, on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Grace was one of four girls selected to introduce the one of the four honorees, getting the chance to visit with her honoree privately in the weeks prior to the ceremony, to gain advice and insight into Donohue's career and community contributions.
    Please see here for a press release about the event, here for images.
    Photo: Norfolk Girl Scout Grace Kelly Griffin introduces Jessica T. Donohue, PhD, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Performance & Analytics, State Street Global Services at Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts' 25th Annual Leading Women Awards ceremony in Boston on April 6. (Photo Credit: Randy H. Goodman)
    - NB, GSEMA

  • 4/16 3:36pm   Community Conversation about 40B Housing with Jason Talerman
    Hosted by Action Together Western Norfolk County Sunday, April 30, 7 PM at Norfolk Public Library, 139 Main St, Norfolk, MA 02056 Norfolk residents are invited to learn about 40B Housing, its history in Massachusetts, and how it affects our town.
    The discussion will be led by Jason Talerman, who has practiced municipal law for nearly two decades. He has experience working on matters pertaining to environmental law, land use, and affordable housing. As part of his practice, he has taken on many 40B projects around the state, including representing the town of Medfield in its recent 40B defeat.
    - CT

  • 4/16 3:35pm   Tutor available for end of the school year/summer tutoring - all major subjects and any ages! Also math SAT prep and college essay guidance and editing help available. I will be a sophomore in college and have several years of tutoring experience. References available! Please contact: mhall20@colby.edu if interested!
    - MH

  • 4/16 3:33pm   Looking for more information on condos on SEEKONK ST. Also, where can we get signs? Thanks Corkydog44@gmail.com.
    - WC

  • 4/16 3:32pm   I have started seeing signs about the new complex being built on Seekonk street. Does anyone have any more information on how people can help?
    - AY

  • 4/16 3:26pm   Norfolk Community Gala Raises +$20K for Local Charitable Organizations
    On Saturday, March 25, more than 200 guests attended the Norfolk Community Gala at Lakeview Pavilion in Foxboro. The annual fundraiser resulted in $24,000 which will support local charitable organizations in Norfolk, Massachusetts.
    At the event, Norfolk's Lisa Collentro was honored as Norfolk's 2017 Person the Year. Ms. Collentro has dedicated much of her time to Norfolk Baseball as a coach and board member and has assisted in organizing opening and closing day activities. She recently helped the local Boy Scout troop earn the Emergency Procedure merit badge, and helped with the ``Bubba Strong Open Golf Tournament,'' to support two members of the King Philip family being treated at the Mass General Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Unit. She also lends her support as a chaperone for school field trips and coordinates volunteer opportunities.
    The Norfolk Community Gala was organized by the Norfolk Community League (NCL) which enhances the quality of life for Norfolk residents, to increase involvement in activities that better our community, and to strengthen community spirit. For more information on the NCL, visit www.norfolkcommunityleague.org.
    Photos: Photo 1:Left to Right (Gala Co-Chair Kristy Burns, Norfolk Person of the Year Lisa Collentro, Gala Co-Chair Grisha Tagliente, NCL President Melissa Dugas) Photo 2: Giao Le, Adam Clough, Kim and Mike Simone, Mike and Amy Combs Photo 3: Jennifer Parr, Jamie Hogan, Peter and Brigette Bishop Photos by: Erich Karasko, Community Photography
    - KP, NCL

  • 4/16 3:23pm   Norfolk Lions Club Announce the 2017 Chili-Fest Winner
    On Saturday, March 4, 2017, the Norfolk Lions Club held their 10th Annual Chili-Fest at the Norfolk Grange. Each year, local area restaurants compete for Best Chili with community attendees tasting and judging chili prepared by each establishment. This year's winner, for the 4th year in a row, was Horse N' Carriage. The voting was close around all the participants, which included Eagle Brook Saloon, Commonwealth BBQ, Novatos Bar & Grill, James Breakfast & More and Twenty8 Bar & Grill. We thank all of our participants for their continued support and tremendous generosity in helping to make this fundraiser a success!
    The contest was part of the Chili-Fest Hoe-Down, chaired by Danielle Rochefort, Kevin Roche and Lisa Roney, and included line dancing, raffles and auctions. Funds raised by the event are used for Lions charities as well as local organizations and individuals in need of assistance.
    Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. Our 1.4 million members perform valuable service in 210 countries and geographic areas around the globe. Lions are friends, family and neighbors who share a core belief: community is what we make it.
    (The accompanying picture shows Mark Conley, Norfolk Lions Club President presenting the award to Vinnie Megna, Executive Chef at Horse N' Carriage.)
    - PS, Norfolk Lions

  • 4/16 3:19pm   Norfolk Lions Young Performers Variety Show Postponed
    Due to a conflict with the King Philip High School Pops Concert event, the Norfolk Lions will be postponing its Young Performers Variety Show until November. New dates for auditions in the Fall and the new show date will be announced once confirmed.
    Thank you for your understanding and please support the KP Music Program on Saturday, May 13!
    - PS, Norfolk Lions

  • 4/16 3:18pm   TO AC: Hello. I just read your post about cold air blowing in through your fireplace. We have the same problem here in my home with our Propane fireplace. We did employ one company to fix the problem but his efforts were ineffective! I was at the Home Show in Foxboro last week and took the card of a fireplace installer there who said he could address the problem. I left my name and contact information and I have his card as well. I haven't heard from him yet but it has been just 1 week.
    Did you find the solution to your problem and if so, I would appreciate the information. Also, if I hear from the man from the Home Show, I could pass the information on to you if you are still looking for a solution..
    Many thanks.
    - AG

  • 4/16 3:15pm   Dustless cleaning is a company that offer house cleaning service for many families in norfolk. It's Spring Cleaning time! Take charge now and get local house that cleaner your neighbors already trust. Call now to 774-291-1887 Edilaine L.
    - EL

  • 4/16 3:11pm   Norfolk residents are invited to Candidates Night on Tuesday, April 25, at 7pm in the auditorium of the King Philip Middle School, King Street, Norfolk. Candidates running for public office in the May 2 Annual Norfolk Town Election will be available to meet the public and participate in a Q&A forum. The evening will be led by Norfolk's Town Moderator Jay Talerman as candidates offer a brief background on their education, experience, and qualifications, as well as their positions on issues pertaining to the office for which they are running.
    Positions available for the 2017 Norfolk town election include:
    * Board of Health
    * Constable
    * Library Trustee
    * Planning Board
    * Recreation
    * School Committee
    * KP School Committee
    * Selectman
    * Town Clerk
    Candidates Night is sponsored and organized by the Norfolk Community League (NCL). For more information on the NCL, visit www.norfolkcommunityleague.org.
    - KP, NCL

  • 4/16 3:10pm   Do you need reliable childcare? Our program is licensed by the department of early education and care. Immediate openings are available - Learn more now! http://luckyduckydaycare.com/so/4LiHo-Aj
    - YM, Lucky Ducky Daycare

  • 4/16 3:09pm   Hill Street office and warehouse space available. Telephone and voice mail system and service, alarm and utilities included. 3000 Square feet with multiple offices and warehouse space-will subdivide. Contact Brian at 781-844-0852.
    - MRC

  • 4/16 3:08pm   CD: I don't think that the transfer station employees were trying to take advantage of you or your husband. We are regulars at the recycling center and as long as you read the signs and listen to the guys working there, all is very easy and inexpensive. The person who charged you $5.00 was simply doing their job, not picking on you, as I read it. If he charged you $20 or more, maybe, but not at $5.00. They have a tough job many days, no need to make it harder.
    - CS

  • 4/16 3:06pm   HI Norfolk, Looking for a part-time babysitter for 1 to 2 nights a month as well as availability to meet my kindergartener at her bus on early release days! [Contact box538@norfolknet.com - Wm.]
    - JK

  • 3/26 8:41pm   The Sgt Adam Kennedy Fund is in its final year of our number one fundraising event - the Adams Corner Crawl being held ONE MONTH from today.
    - LW, Sgt. Adam P Kennedy Fund

  • 3/26 8:31pm   Un-Common's Spring production of ``Les Mise'rables School Edition''
    Ticketsare now available for The Un-Common Theatre Company's Spring production of LesMise'rables School Edition being presented at the Orpheum Theatre,Foxboro on April 7-9, 2017! Tickets may be purchased by calling (800)838-3006 or online at qwww.unco-lesmis.brownpapertickets.com
    Winnerof over 100 international awards, Les Mise'rables is an epic tale of brokendreams, passion and redemption set against a nation in the throes of arevolution. This production features one of the most memorable scores ofall time and some of the most memorable characters to ever grace thestage.
    Thetalented cast of 42 is guided by Director, Maggie Dowd (Sharon, MA) andMusic Director, Danielle Clougher (Canton, MA)
    In nineteenth century France, Jean Valjean (Ben Reingold, Sharon, MA) is released from years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a lifelong struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert (Nate April, Mansfield, MA), who refuses to believe that Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heartof Valjean's adopted daughter.
    - ND, Un-Common Theatre Company

  • 3/26 8:26pm   In search of white bunk bed, Thank you [contact JK at box538@norfolknet.com - Wm.]
    - JK

  • 3/26 8:25pm   In search of recommendations for a local plaster ceiling repair/refinisher.
    - KT

  • 3/26 8:24pm   KP High School Student needs printer for homework assignments. Anyone have an extra you are no longer using? Thanks. [You can contact DP at box537@norfolknet.com - Wm.]
    - DP

  • 3/26 8:21pm   Can anyone suggest a reasonable car service to get to Logan airport? We don't need a limo just a ride
    - JS

  • 3/26 8:16pm   NCTV is looking to hire an additional Meeting Producer to help cover government meetings. Local applicants are encouraged! For details and how to apply, visit www.norfolkcable.com/jobs/. Applications are due on April 9th.
    - KW, NCTV

  • 3/26 8:12pm   Preschool program for ages 2.8 years old - 6. Lucky Ducky Daycare is currently Accepting preschool fall enrollment for 2017/18 Academic school year. Your child will receive individual attention in a small classroom, that offers a structured curriculum and includes: monthly themes, dramatic play, math concepts, science skills, pre-K readiness and much more. We have been licensed by the department of early education and care since 2005. So if you're looking for a warm and friendly atmosphere, then give us a call at 508-528-2626 or check out our website www.luckyduckydaycare.com to learn more.
    - YR, Lucky Ducky Daycare

  • 3/26 8:10pm   On Saturday, March 11, Norfolk Community League held a Leprechaun Trap Making Event at the Federated Church of Norfolk. Thirty-seven children attended this event and used their creativity and engineering skills to build a trap to catch a leprechaun on St Patrick's Eve. St. Patrick's day music, cartoons, and popcorn were offered, as well as a variety of tools necessary for catching a leprechaun and his gold!
    Photo 1 Cooper M. (9) of Norfolk is sure to catch some gold coins this St. Patrick's Day.
    Photo 2 Lily (3) and Emma (8) P. of Norfolk, make traps to catch leprechauns with their mom, Kelly.
    Photo 3 Riley A. (7), of Norfolk.
    Photo credit Colleen O'Shea
    - CT, NCL

  • 3/26 8:03pm   Ticket Sales Set for Annual Happy Feat Fundraiser
    Norfolk's Happy Feat Fundraiser will host its annual ladies' night out event on Friday, April 28 from 7 p.m. to midnight at Ambrosia (formerly Demetri's), Rte. 1, Foxboro. Enjoy a fun evening of music, dancing, and conversation with friends while raising money for a worthy cause.
    Tickets are $50 ($60 after April 1) and include catered hors d'oeuvres, desserts, door prizes, drawings, auctions, and a DJ. There will also be a cash bar.
    Tickets can be purchased through PayPal starting March 1. Use the address happyfeatfun@gmail.com when making the purchase. If buying more than one ticket, provide the names of guests in the "note section" of check-out. Tickets can also be purchased at the Norfolk Public Library on Tuesday, April 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday April 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Happy Feat Fundraiser, a 501c3 non-profit, was founded in 2010 and has donated over $50,000 to area charities. All proceeds from this year's fundraiser will go to Ovations for the Cure of Ovarian Cancer, a 501c3 organization in Framingham that educates women about the signs of ovarian cancer and provides meals and support for women already diagnosed with the disease.
    For more information, contact the group at HappyFeatFun@gmail.com or visit them on Facebook at Facebook.com/HappyFeatFundraiser.
    - ES

  • 3/26 8:00pm   Norfolk Lions Community Day is June 3, 2017
    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 2017 will take place on Saturday, June 3, 2017 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' 25th year bringing a day of family fun and entertainment so a Happy 25th Anniversary theme will also be a part of the day. 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 2017 one of the best and join the fun. You may contact the Norfolk Lions Club at norfolkcommunityday@gmail.com or call Ed M. @ 508-528-9302 or Patti M. @ 508-298-8695.
    - PS, Norfolk Lions

  • 3/26 7:55pm   Norfolk Lions Sponsor 4th Youth Variety Show
    Do you have the music within you? Do you have movement? Want to let your comedic side out? Maybe you and a few friends get together on the weekends in your garage and have a jam session or maybe you put on a play in your living room? If so, you need to bring your talent to the stage!
    The Norfolk Lions are pleased to announce that the 4th Young Performers Variety Show will be held on Saturday, May 13 at 6:00 PM. Again this year the show will take place at the First Universalist Society Meetinghouse, 262 Chestnut Street in Franklin. This location offers an intimate coffeehouse atmosphere along with an exceptional sound and lighting system.
    The variety show is open to performers ages 8 to 18, from Norfolk and surrounding towns. First, second and third prizes of $250, $150 and $75 will be awarded at the end of the show.
    Auditions will be held on Wednesday April 5 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM and Sunday April 9 from 4:00 to 9:00 PM at the Norfolk Public Library. Acts can be no longer than 5 minutes and no accompaniment will be provided, so auditioners must bring their own music (iPod, CD, etc.). To schedule an audition, please register at www.youngperformersvarietyshow.com or call Jonathan at 508-308-7974.
    Tickets to the show are $8 for children and seniors (65 and over), and $15 for adults. To order tickets please visit www.youngperformersvarietyshow.com. All proceeds from this event will be used to benefit Norfolk Lions charities.
    So if you are a singer, dancer, actor, instrumentalist, comedian, magician, gymnast, juggler or have any other hidden talent ~ start preparing your act now. We are looking forward to seeing you perform!
    - PS, Norfolk Lions

    [Update 4/16 3:19pm: Youth Variety Show postponed til November due to a conflict with a KPHS Pops Concert - Wm.]

  • 3/26 7:46pm   Registration is now open for The Norfolk Quill's Writers Workshops!
    The Workshop will meet Tuesdays, April 4th-May 9th, 5:30pm-7:25pm in the Norfolk Public Library Schoolhouse Room. Please note: 2nd week's workshop will meet Wednesday, April 12th
    Our workshop is open to seasoned writers, novices, and everyone in-between.
    To register contact us at norfolkquill@gmail.com. Space is limited.
    - JB

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    - EG

  • 3/26 7:39pm   The Norfolk Community League (NCL) is pleased to name Lisa Collentro as the 2017 Norfolk Person of the Year. A mother, friend, and neighbor, Lisa has worked tirelessly to make a significant, positive impact on the Norfolk community. She has dedicated much of her time to Norfolk Baseball as a coach and board member, and has assisted in organizing opening and closing day activities. She recently helped the local Boy Scout troop earn the Emergency Procedure merit badge, and helped with the ``Bubba Strong Open Golf Tournament,'' to support two members of the King Philip family being treated at the Mass General Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Unit. She also lends her support as a chaperone for school field trips and coordinates volunteer opportunities.
    Each gala year, the NCL asks local residents to nominate an individual who helps make our community a better place to live. Norfolk residents then vote on the finalists. This year the NCL received 12 nominees and more than 500 votes. The NCL thanks of the nominees and those who submitted nominations for this year's Norfolk Person of the Year.
    Lisa will be honored at the Norfolk Community Gala which takes place at on March 25, at Lakeview Pavilion in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Tickets to attend the Norfolk Community Gala are on sale now through March 12, 2017 at www.norfolkgala.com. All are welcome to attend.
    - KP, NCL

  • 3/26 7:36pm   The Norfolk Board OF Health is sponsoring a rabies clinic for dogs & cats of Norfolk and area towns
    Date: Saturday, April 1 , 2017
    Time: 9:00 11:00 A.M Place: Norfolk DPW Garage 33
    Medway Branch Rd Fee: $15.00 per animal - cash only
    Vet: Dr. Shelley Sandler, DVM
    Previous rabies certificates must be presented in order to qualify for a three-year vaccination. All dogs must be leashed and cats must be confined to a carrier. Call the Norfolk Board of Health office at 508-528-7747 for more information.
    - BF, Board of Health

  • 3/26 7:34pm   Babysitter/Nanny available for the summer I am a responsible, energetic babysitter currently working for three wonderful families who do not need summer help. The children's ages range from 18 months to 13. Responsibilities include driving them to/from sports/school/activities, meal preparation, homework help, crafts, playing games and activities outside. I enjoy spending time with children, keeping them busy and having fun! I am looking for a part-time position this summer and my schedule is flexible. Excellent references. Please feel free to text or call me at: 508-524-8594 if you are interested in learning more about my qualifications. Thanks.
    - LM

  • 3/26 7:33pm   Thank you to NorfolkNet my request for a donated guitar for my son was granted. Thank You to the kind donor (you know who you are).
    I think a great addition to NorfolkNet website would be a place for residents to post items they are looking to give away and post items needed - similar to Free Cycle. We all have things that are just taking up space in our garages and closets. Better they be used and appreciated than end up in a landfill one day. It's a win/win. (hint to Webmaster).
    - DP

  • 3/26 5:36pm   My 66 year old husband was just taken advantage of at our town transfer station.
    He mistakenly placed an armful of burlap in the bin for cardboard and was yelled at by the attendants. They fished it out and told us to put it in bulk, which we did. One guy then charged us $5.00. Is there a listing anywhere of what things cost to dispose of. Doesn't make sense to pay $5.00 for a handful of burlap. It felt like a punitive surcharge against an elder man. He told us it wouldn't have been as much if we had not put it in the wrong bin in the first place. That was an honest mistake on my husbands part and I think it's out of line to penalize - have not a sign warning us of such a policy.
    Has anyone else had issues with arbitrary fees at out transfer station?
    - CD

  • 3/26 5:33pm   Good day! I am A friendly, licensed Electrician for over 13 years. Mac Electric is your residential Electrical Specialist. We are an electrical contracting company providing homeowners the best electric repair service in the South Shore area. We service South Shore, North Shore, Metro West, and everywhere in between with fast same day service. If you are looking for an electrician for your project, remember: big or small, Mac Electric does it all. Call Michael MacDougall 508-718-9266. Thank you!! Havea great day!!!
    - MM

  • 3/26 5:31pm   If anyone is looking for used quality home furniture, patio umbrellas, table, chairs or yard/landscape items ( including walk behind lawn mower and sno blower) contact us 774-571-9556. We are downsizing and have the above and other items we no longer need and will sell very reasonably. We live in Norfolk.
    - KD

  • 3/26 5:27pm   Hello Norfolk Voters ! Town Election is on May 2, 2017, and it is not too early to begin considering who you will support for elected positions. My name is [GH] , this post is to ask your support for Carol Greene for re-election as Town Clerk. I have known Carol for 4 years, and she has the time-proven skills and experience needed to undertake the critical functions the Town Clerk provides. From administering elections, to registering and maintaining vital records, to interfacing with State government, it is fair to say the Town Clerk is a vital part of making a town government that works for all residents. Please come out and vote on May 2, and when you do, please consider casting your vote to re-elect Carol Greene for Town Clerk. Thank you.
    - GH

  • 2/26 6:32pm   Does anyone know if the town's 5k that has been at dunkin donuts in the past will be happening this year?
    - DR

  • 2/26 6:24pm   The annual Norfolk Lion's Club ChiliFest Hoe-Down will be held this year on Saturday, March 4th from 7-11pm at the Norfolk Grange.
    - DR, Norfolk Lions

  • 2/26 6:20pm   Please come join us for a Spring Gathering on Saturday March 18th from 10am to 5pm. There will be a Mini-coiled Basket Making Demonstration from 10am to 2pm. Along with Fresh Green Plants, Garden Related Items and Refreshments.
    Nothing's New Antiques & Uniques ~ 224 Dedham Street, Norfolk, MA(Rt 1A - just past the Horse N' Carriage restaurant
    - NL, Nothing's New Antiques & Uniques

  • 2/26 6:19pm   I chair a group called Great decisions. We meet 8 times a year at the Norfolk Public Library to discuss topics relating to US foreign policy. We currently have 11 members. we meet on third Thursdays at 7:00 pm.
    Anyone interested in joining our group may contact me Raphael M. at 508-528-7236 or email RaphaelMj@Hotmail.com.
    - RM

  • 2/26 6:15pm   The 2017 NCL Gala is planned for March 25th and tickets are on sale now.
    - KP, NCL

  • 2/26 6:12pm   Looking for help stacking firewood. Stack is very close to drop location, basically a toss and stack. Will pay $200 to stack 2 cords. If interested please call (508) 918-7682
    - KS

  • 2/26 6:10pm   KPMA music event March 4
    - MC

  • 2/12 12:38pm   Save the date: Uno's Pizza Doughraiser to benefit the 6th Grate Promotion Fund
    March 8th and 9th at Uno's in Wrentham. Up to 20% of your check will the donated to the 6th Grade Promotion Funds.
    - LM

  • 2/12 12:37pm   My son is taking guitar at KP and would like a guitar to practice on at home. I am a Single Mom and would greatly appreciate a hand-me-down. If you have one, kindly post your e-mail to this site and I will get back to you. [You can contact DP at box537@norfolknet.com - Wm.]
    - DP

  • 2/12 12:33pm   Does anyone have suggestions for a reliable plow company? My mother needs assistance with her driveway. Please and thank you!
    - JV

  • 2/12 12:30pm   Norfolk 150th Anniversary Sweatshirts For Sale
    Norfolk Historical Commission will be selling sweatshirts for $35 at the Library on February 23rd and 25th between the hours of 10:30 - 1:00--in case we run out we will be happy to put one on order for you. If you have any questions please feel free to email NHC@virtualnorfolk.org or leave a message at 508-528-2604.
    - SP, Norfolk Historical Commission

  • 2/12 12:28pm   Help! We received a letter from our snow plow contractor 2 days ago saying he was no longer plowing effective immediately. With 12+ inches of snow predicted for tomorrow we need someone new as soon as possible. Any suggestions? Thank you!
    - TW

  • 2/12 12:23pm  
    Help US Stop School to Prison Pipeline

    Dear Parents:

    Has your child experienced any of these following Civil Rights violations at their school, if so, please contact US Attorney's Office mentioned below.:

    * Cell phone search by school administrator without your child consent or by coercion ~ a warrant is required for cell phone searches per Supreme Court and Mass. SJC
    * Your child was coerced to admit their actions that could have criminal implications ~ violation of Fifth Amendment.
    * Discriminatory disciplinary punishment by school administrator based on sex, religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation ~ violation of Title IV & VI.
    * School involving resource officer in disciplinary related issues.
    * School failed to notify you when your child was interrogated by the resource officer ~ violation of Supreme Court ruling.
    * Your child was punished for their disability ~ violation of Individuals with Disability Education Act
    * Disciplinary actions that disproportionally impact students with disabilities and students of color ~ violation of Title IV and VI.
    * According to Department of Justice, school is responsible for any discriminatory action taken by internal and external people it employs.

    These abuses are more common than you think. Please come forward and help us protect our future generation. If your child has experienced any one of the abuses mentioned above, please contact:

    John F. Saylor
    Civil Rights Unit | U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
    One Courthouse Way, Suite 9200, Boston, MA 02210


    Stop School to Prison Pipeline

    - [Name withheld]

  • 2/12 12:20pm   Hello Norfolk Voters ! This year, I am running for re-election to the Board of Library Trustees. Over the past 4 years, the Library has grown service offerings and implemented many new programs to serve our community. The Library Director, in concert with the Board of Library Trustees has worked tirelessly to provide the governance that supports a vibrant and progressive agenda. I have lived in Norfolk for 22 years, and have served on the Safety and Security subcommittee of the Norfolk Public Schools, the Library Strategic Planning Group, and the Friends of the Library. On May 2, 2017, please come out and vote, and consider casting your vote for me. Thank you.
    - Glen Hill, candidate for re-election, Board of Library Trustees

  • 2/12 12:13pm   I need to have my mailbox post replaced. Any referrals would be appreciated.
    - RC

  • 2/12 11:09am   The exciting and very popular "Minds in Motion" Program is coming to the Norfolk Senior Center. Jerry Cianciolo, a publisher, editor, and writer, has been conducting the program in regional senior centers for the past three years and maintains that the unique eight-session program is not just a series of lectures, but an alternative approach conducive to the development of a group dynamic and whose aim is to spark engagement and spirited discussions on a variety of topics, including (but not limited to) food, music, imaginative writing, moral dilemmas, pop psychology, breakthrough inventions, or just about anything under the sun. And there's lots of fun and laughter in every session, as participants are encouraged to share their thoughts, judgments, opinions, and, at times, to think in new ways and about new topics they never thought would hold their interest.
    Cianciolo insists that the program is far from being just another lecture course and is designed "to take the stuffiness out of lifelong learning courses by combining the stimulation of a college workshop with the fun of a backyard barbecue." And it seems the recipe is cooking, the popularity of the program continues to grow with previous participants returning and signing-up for more.
    Advance registration and payment is mandatory and registrants must commit to attending six of the eight sessions that will be meeting Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. The cost is $20.00 for all eight sessions and there's yet another highly unusual component of this exciting new program: those who attend all eight sessions will receive a full refund of the program fee!
    For more information and to register, call 508-528-4430 or sign-up at the Senior Center front desk (payment will be due at that time). The first session is scheduled for March 9th with a March 3rd deadline for enrollment. Registrants are encouraged to sign-up early as space is limited.
    To receive a full listing and schedule of all Senior Center activities, please call (508) 528-4430 or visit the Council on Aging site at http://bit.ly/XR2e2c The Norfolk Senior Center is located at 28 Medway Branch Road and is open Monday thru Friday from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.
    - TM, Norfolk Council on Aging

  • 1/29 5:14pm   Hello. We found an electric razor on King Street in Norfolk this morning. It is in a case. If anyone owns this please contact us 508-528-1684.
    - LF

  • 1/29 4:55pm   Norfolk Lions Youth Soccer (NLYS) Spring 2017 registration is now open! For boys and girls ages 3 (by September 1, 2016) to Grade 12. You do not have to live in Norfolk to join in the fun! All games are played in Norfolk on Sunday afternoons. Registration is on-line only. To register, please go to our website: www.norfolklionssoccer.com. For more information, contact info@norfolklionssoccer.com. Register today, late fees apply after February 1st.
    - PM

  • 1/29 4:49pm   The Norfolk Historical Commission has reprinted the 1970 Early Norfolk Revisited, a book published by the Norfolk History Committee for Norfolk's Centennial celebration. Norfolk's 147th birthday is on Thursday, February 23, 2017. This second edition reprint will be sold in the lobby of the Norfolk Library on Thursday, February 23, 2017 and on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 10;00 AM to 1:00 PM both days for $20 per copy. Copies may also be obtained by ordering them on line at the Historical Commission site on www.virtualnorfolk.org.
    Order forms are also available outside the Commission's room on the ground floor in Town Hall. This book will be a great way to begin celebration of Norfolk's upcoming Sesquicentennial ( 150th Birthday ) in 2020 and a compliment to the pictorial history of Norfolk that the Commission will publish for the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the incorporation of the Town of Norfolk.
    - BB, Norfolk Historical Commission

  • 1/29 4:41pm   Hi, Our gas fireplace was never fully insulated leading to cold air blowing in throughout the winter. Would anyone have a suggested contractor I could contact that may have expertise in gas fireplace installation/insulation? Thank you.
    - AC

  • 1/29 4:40pm   The Gala needs your support. Our annual Gala is NCL???s largest fundraiser and all monies raised are distributed to organizations and programs in the Norfolk community. The next Norfolk Community Gala (www.norfolkgala.com ) will take place on March 25, 2017 and we are reaching out requesting your support. We rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses to ensure a successful event and hope you will consider either a tax-deductible service or item donation or a sponsorship of the event.
    - GT

  • 1/29 4:39pm   We are looking for a college student to babysit 2 boys (7 and 9 in our Norfolk home) 3 days a week for this upcoming Summer. The person must have their own transportation in order to bring the boys to activities. We are a smoke-free home and have 2 small dogs. References required. If you are interested, please email me at roycaroline11@gmail.com
    - CH

  • 1/29 4:38pm   FREE: extra large kennel for dog. Used for 3-4 years. cmkearins@verizon.net
    - CK

  • 1/29 4:37pm   Good day! I am A friendly, licensed Electrician for over 14 years. Mac Electric is your residential Electrical Specialist. We are an electrical contracting company providing homeowners the best electric repair service in the South Shore area. We service South Shore, North Shore, Metro West, and everywhere in between with fast same day service. If you are looking for an electrician for your project, remember: big or small, Mac Electric does it all. Call Michael MacDougall 508-718-9266. Please check out our website mikemacelectric.com Thank you!! Havea great day!!!
    - MM

  • 1/29 4:25pm   Just saying hello!
    We are new cafe and juice bar in town. Our mission is to offer our customers healthy, organic and delicious food, artisan coffee and pastries, and fresh-pressed juices and smoothies. Our emphasis is on providing wholesome products, made with freshest ingredients. We partner with many local farmers and purveyors to support our community's sustainability and strengthen local economy. Our food is made fresh to order and we do not use any trans fats, artificial ingredients, GMOs or any other additives or fillers.
    We are located on Rt.115 in front of the River's Edge Active Adult Community at 65 Holbrook Street and are open Monday-Friday 7am-4pm and Saturday 8am-4pm.
    To learn more about us, visit www.organicbuzzcafe.com
    If you haven't had a chance to stop by, we're looking forward to meeting you soon.
    Aneta Biernat, Owner
    Organic Buzz Cafe & Juice Bar / (508) 346-3403 juice@organicbuzzcafe.com www.organicbuzzcafe.com
    - AB

  • 1/29 4:24pm   Looking for a part-time personal driver for local venues. Must be avail. on very short notice. 508-932-5754.
    - BP

  • 1/29 4:23pm   For those of you looking for a reasonable dedicated and reliable painter I have used Ronaldo a number of times and I believe you will be very happy with him and his crew He can be reached at 617 276 2181
    - CW

  • 1/29 4:22pm   Friends in the Pondview, Mass Ave., Cypress, Evergreen, Holbrook area! Just a heads up: Watch out for your pets! We just had a deer attack in our back yard either in the middle of the night or very early this morning. It was a very large deer so even larger dogs are probably not safe. We are guessing a pack of coyotes are to blame. [was just after Christmas - Wm.]
    - LH

  • 1/29 4:20pm   Hi, I am giving away a 37" (measured diagonally) Sony TV and stand. It works perfectly, just very heavy. It is great for gaming or everyday use. We were given a used tv for Christmas hence the change. I will even include a Sega console with 4 driving games (monster trucks, motorcycles, boats and cars I think). I have not used the game for a few years, but it used to work. Wii board not included. You can reach me at bp4402@hotmail.com and please put free tv in the subject line. Thanks for reading all this!
    - BP

  • 1/29 4:18pm   Brand new, never used, still in original carrying case one pair women's (lime green) L.L. Bean Winter Walker 25'' Snowshoes. Carries 120-200 lb. Original price $119 - sacrificing at $50 [Contact box536@norfolknet.com - Wm.]
    * L.L. Bean-exclusive fast clip binding system provides a secure fit and is simple to adjust
    * 6,000-grade anodized-aluminum tubing is lightweight and stands up to seasons of use
    * Rugged polyurethane decking resists abrasions and cracking
    * Aluminum toe and heel crampons provide traction on crusty ice and snow
    * Molded heel cup centers foot for stability
    * Customize the binding length to foot for a more secure, comfortable fit.
    - JR

  • 1/29 4:09pm   Needed: Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Graphics Calculator. My son is in KP - 9th grade. His teacher has suggested he have this calculator. I thought a KP graduate who no longer needs theirs might be able to pass it on down to another student. I would be very grateful. Please post on the site your address and I will contact you. [contact DP at box535@norfolknet.com - Wm.]
    - DP

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