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SHARON — This year, the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon is celebrating its 125th anniversary. Our upcoming fall fundraiser celebrating this milestone will be held at the historic Sharon home Weatherstone. How this came to be is just one of the special stories that happen at the library all the time.

Elaine Bresee is a regular visitor to the library. She says that she’s warmly greeted whenever she walks in, adding that the staff knows her literary tastes and that their recommendations are always spot on. Elaine, in short, loves the place.

On one of her visits,...

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Bear Watch

SHARON — The two resident bears in Salisbury seem to be garnering all the ursine attention this week (see story, page A1). But the furry visitors are still found in other towns in our area, and are making their presence increasingly known around residences. Nat Benchley said the bear in this photo showed up for “a mid-morning nosh” at the bird feeder on Butter Road in Sharon, Friday, June 22.

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Spring Fling

Housatonic Valley Regional High School agricultural education teacher Karen Davenport and a group of students including Delaney Sheehan, Isabelle Kaplan, Sam Taylor and Krissy Galgano brought a lamb and three baby goats to the Sharon Health Care Center for a visit on Wednesday, June 13. The goats took the opportunity to play a game of tag with the students.

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Traveling to Washington with Mark Twain

SHARON — Mallory Howard and Jason Scappaticci from the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, Conn., (the oddly angular red brick American gothic manor that housed Samuel Clemens and his family from 1874 to 1891), stopped by Sharon Town Hall on Friday, June 22. 

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Sharon Center School’s class of 2018 says: Be kind

SHARON — In the face of the unknown, it’s good to have friends by your side. Moving on from eighth to ninth grade might seem like a simple transition year in the eyes of an adult, but as class essayist Janay Gregory reminded the audience, the world is always a better place with just a little more empathy. 
As Sharon Center School celebrated its promotion ceremony on Wednesday evening, June 20, her speech was a topical plea for thoughtfulness. 

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Juveniles suspected of racist vandalism arrested in Sharon

SHARON — Several juveniles, whose ages range from 14 to 15 years old, and were described by police as white males, were arrested between June 9 and June 14 by Troop B in an alleged connection to a series of break-ins on Upper Main Street in Sharon between March 7 and March 18. The break-ins included the graffiti of what Troop B cited in its news release as  “racist symbols.”
The charges against the juveniles include criminal trespassing, larceny, reckless endangerment and intimidation due to bias.

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Van Doren brings New Yorker to life

SHARON — To learn more about Harold Ross and the profoundly human story of how The New Yorker magazine came about, come to The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon on Sunday, June 10, at 4 p.m.
Cornwall resident Adam Van Doren will screen his new work, “Top Hat and Tales: Harold Ross and the Making of The New Yorker.” He will offer glimpses into the making of this documentary and how it evolved, including the difficulty of finding images of his extremely private subject.

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Vintage fashion and new basics you need at B. Johnstone

SHARON  — B. Johnstone & Co. has left its intimate boutique in Kent for a new location in Sharon, which opened on Friday, May 18. 
The store had become a shopping destination in Kent, counting actress Katie Holmes and “Sex and the City” author Candace Bushnell among its customers.
Stylist and designer Bartley Johnstone’s shop at the Sharon shopping plaza has everything the Litchfield County shopper could want. Walk in wearing   Hunter boots and jeans — and try on a Lanvin dress, a ruffled Marni parka. 

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In Sharon, it was a grand parade

The Memorial Day parade went off without a hitch under cloudy but brightening skies, as Sharon residents and visitors gathered along the main thoroughfare to remember the fallen and to honor those who have served in the military. 

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Watering the flowers of 2018’s Trade Secrets

SHARON — April showers bring May flowers, but the rain didn’t stop anyone from shopping for blooms and plants on Saturday morning, May 19, the garden-sale day of this year’s two-day Trade Secrets fundraiser for Women’s Support Services in Sharon.
The sale was followed with garden tours on Sunday, May 20.

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