GMF Weather Station Goes Out

Bad things often come in threes. As if the hot weather were not enough, now the Great Mountain Forest weather station has lost its connection to Weather Underground and Norfolk weather aficionados have to rely on stations that may have very different conditions, such as Doolittle, Colebrook, Winsted or even the New Bedford Regional Airport.

“It went off-line yesterday at 5:00 p.m. and I’m not sure why,” said Russell Russ, who manages the station. “I’m investigating, but it might take a while. Unfortunately, the station is 15 years old and it might be worn out [and] getting a new one might be complicated.”

Russ is planning to talk with GMF’s fundraising group and hopes he’ll have something back online soon. What’s next? Let’s hope there is not a third mishap.

Road, Trail Cleanups Planned for Saturday

Winter has faded, and with it the snow that temporarily covered the debris that gathered along roadsides. Now, it’s time to clean up.

The annual Norfolk Community Association town cleanup takes place Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Volunteers should meet at the Norfolk Hub at 9:00 a.m. to pick up trash bags.

In addition, the Norfolk Land Trust will organize a volunteer work party to clean up the Tait and Pine Mountain trails on Saturday. Meet at 12:30 p.m. at the trailhead on Grantville Road and bring work gloves and bug repellent. 

The cleanups will take place rain or shine. Land Trust questions may be directed here

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Weekend in Norfolk Draws Near

A Weekend in Norfolk returns to town for the eighth time August 4, 5 and 6. The three-day town-wide summer festival celebrates the myriad of things to see and do in the rural paradise. There will be all kinds of events, both old favorites and new surprises, including fun for kids, concerts at the Music Shed and work by artists and artisans all over town.

For a listing of events, click here.

Norfolk Fire Department “Fighting for the Cure”

The Norfolk Fire Department is “Fighting for a Cure” during October, selling Breast Cancer Awareness tee-shirts. All sizes are $20. Send a message or email Pickup is in Norfolk, but some surrounding town delivery is available. This year’s style is a Lime Green Sport-Tek “Athleisure” T-Shirt with a custom pink logo. All proceeds benefit the Norfolk Children’s Foundation in memory of Laverne Barbagallo. Donations to support the cause are always welcome. PayPal: Norfolkfire or mail donations to: Norfolk Fire, 20 Shepard Rd. Norfolk, CT, 06058.

Winter Weekend in Norfolk Celebration Starts Saturday

Weekend in Norfolk returns this weekend with a two-day celebration of all things that make Norfolk special. There will be two days full of music, art, outdoor activities such as wildlife and photography walks, curling, a bonfire and skating on the town pond, activities, lectures,