A busy October in Norwich

Bikes, Cows, Witches, and Sparky

Good morning Norwich,

As the title of this story suggests, it is a busy month with lot’s of activity in our town. I thought I would share these stories/photos with you by supplying the links and a photo or two to inspire you to read the rest of the story. Each is unique and worthy of a view, so make some time if you can to check them out. They will appear in this order Bikes, Cows, Witches and Sparky.

The Bikes reference is for the recent Bike to school event which appears in the MCS Cross words update, which I will share with you in a separate story.

The next story is about cows that appeared on the Norwich Green for a special cause and is compliments of the Norwich Lions Club press release.

Read about how two heifers and four Marion Cross School students determined the winners of the Norwich Lions Club Meadow Muffins Contest, here:

https://syncstation.wall-stiles.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Norwich-Lions-Press-Release-Origins-of-the-MM-Contest-2021-10-10.pdf !

The two winning deed numbers were:

•  181 for the $1,000 first prize

•  259 for the $500 second prize

The next story comes to you from Brie Swenson and the Norwich Recreation department.

Nor-witchy Woods Walk 2021 and the link below will allow you to view all the Spooky details of this years event. Here is the link:

Here is the event link for this years flyer and event in case you would like to participate.


This photo is from last years event

Thanks everyone,

As of today, we have the following organizations attending (suggestions for other organizations are welcomed!):

Marion Cross School staff

Norwich Public Library

Norwich Fire Department

Norwich Women’s Club

Norwich Lions Club

Upper Valley Land Trust

Upper Valley Trails Alliance

We are opening the online registration on Saturday, October 9th.  We will have room for 225 people over 2.5 hours – this is the same amount as last year.  COVID protocols will include distancing between groups and recommending that masks be worn by all unvaccinated participants.

And last but certainly not least is Sparky.

Sparky was on the green this past week as part of “Fire Prevention Week”.

Sparky is mascot for the NFPA which stands for the:

The National Fire Protection Association

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a global self-funded nonprofit organization, established in 1896, devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards.

I stopped by and took a few photos of the event:

The vehicles were all nice and shiny which is always nice to see

A group photo of some of the students and Firefighter Linda Cook

And a nicely displayed firetruck with all the essential equipment in it’s place.

And the equipment was on display and demonstrated by Norwich firefighter Matt Rojansky.

A specially equipped Fire Safety House/Van was on hand for the event

Norwich Fire Chief Alex Northern teaching fire safety to the MCS students

Firefighter Alex Hoen teaching proper Kitchen safety technics.

A demonstration of how to properly exit the Surrey Fire safety house with Fire Chief Alex Northern assisting the children in the van while Deputy Fire Chief Matt Swett waiting and conducting the proper exit technics.

Thanks for reading

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