North County Notebook: Oct. 14, 2023

Competitors participate in the kayaking/canoeing leg of the Great River Challenge in Northfield last weekend.

Competitors participate in the kayaking/canoeing leg of the Great River Challenge in Northfield last weekend. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Young competitors prepare for the cycling leg of the Great River Challenge in Northfield last weekend.

Young competitors prepare for the cycling leg of the Great River Challenge in Northfield last weekend. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Published: 10-13-2023 4:46 PM

Planning Board OKs Camp Northfield subdivision

NORTHFIELD — The Planning Board recently approved a subdivision requested by a Baptist summer camp on Wanamaker Road.

Camp Northfield had sought a lot subdivision of 1.150 acres, with frontage on Pierson Road, in case in the future those at the camp want to build a residence. David Peters, who sits on the camp’s board of directors, explained he walked the site with a surveyor earlier this year and assisted with research.

“All we’re doing at this point is making a subdivision, but if we do end up putting a residence there it’s going to be set back from the road quite a bit, just due to the grading,” he said at the remote meeting.

Camp Northfield is an independent Baptist camp that offers a program of Bible study and activities. More information is available at campnorthfield.com.

Dickinson Memorial Library hosting dog show

NORTHFIELD — The Friends of the Dickinson Memorial Library will host a dog show on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. in the parking lot behind the library.

Participants can enter their dogs to win a prize in one of 12 categories. Registration, which starts at 1:30 p.m., costs $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Fiddleheads Gallery hosting fiber arts exhibit

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NORTHFIELD — The Deerfield Valley Art Association’s Fiddleheads Gallery at 105 Main St. welcomes the public to its “Fall into Fiber 2023” exhibit, which is on display through Sunday, Nov. 5.

The exhibit includes work by 16 regional fiber artists: Anne Colturi, Sally Dillon, Mary Field, Lynn Foster, Caroline Glaser, Karma Kitaj, Karen Larsen, Michele Lawler, Gail LeBlanc, Cherri Ann Pearson, Cheryl Rezendes, Sandy Rosenberg, Tamar Shadur, Jeanne Sisson, Lee Sproull and Margaret Stancer.

An artists’ reception will be held Sunday, Oct. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. Fiddleheads Gallery is open on Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit deerfieldvalleyart.org or contact Jeanne Sisson at jeanne@jeannesisson.com.

Great River Challenge attracts more than 100 competitors

NORTHFIELD — Despite intermittent rain, the eighth annual Great River Challenge attracted more than 100 competitors, marking a rise in participation.

While about two-thirds of the athletes came from communities across Massachusetts, the next largest group came from New York, including a team called “Fit Happens” that has made every race since the annual event began. All the New England states were represented and one entrant came from Colorado.

The top three winners in each category received a beer glass co-branded by the race and The Brewery at Four Star Farms. See the runsignup.com dashboard for names and finishing times.