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SHARON — With a snip of the scissors, Realtor Elyse Harney of Salisbury cut the ceremonial ribbon and inaugurated a new house in Sharon. The modest habitat has no heat, no A/C and no running water. But to its tenants the drafty, open-air abode is sheer luxury.

After all, the new home is strictly for butterflies, and is now part of the Sharon Audubon Center. 

The ceremony took place Saturday, Sept. 14, during the center’s first annual Butterfly Celebration Festival. The family-friendly event attracted visitors of all ages who were aflutter over the colorful...

Sharon

Cartoonist/writer/painter opens show Feb. 4

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SHARON — Peter Steiner is a man of many talents. He paints, he draws cartoons for The New Yorker and he is a successful author of mystery/thriller books.
A show of his paintings will open this weekend, Feb. 4, at the Norfolk Library and remain up until March 1. The opening reception will be Feb. 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. The show features Steiner’s paintings of views from the High Line Park in New York City as well as some Litchfield Hills scenes.

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Making plans for revival of town planning group

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SHARON — Plans are being made to change and adapt the Long-Range Planning Committee.
Ideas were discussed at a special meeting of the Board of Selectmen on Jan. 17 that was attended by about 20 people.
The planning committee had been brought back to life by First Selectman Malcolm Brown when he was in office a few years ago. Robert Loucks (who is now in his second term as first selectman) said by the time he took office interest in the committee seemed to have died down.

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Black Goose Grill offers music, new items

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SHARON — When announcing changes at the Black Goose Grill in the Sharon Shopping Plaza, owner Robert Caeners said, “Change is always good.”
Those changes include new menu items created by Executive Chef Kevin Cotton.
The grill will also now feature live music twice a month.
“We tried live music in December, and it was so well-received we decided to make it a regular thing,” Caeners said.
The new menu items were also tested out over the winter and deemed delicious and worthy of making it onto the menu.

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Four Emmy Awards for Sharon’s Ed Beddingfield

The work itself is the best reward
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SHARON — The rural Northwest Corner of Connecticut certainly has many exciting sporting events, from curling and ski jumping to the high-level school sports played on campuses throughout the region. But not all of those are sports that attract national television attention.
Nonetheless, longtime Sharon resident Ed Beddingfield has managed to create a successful career for himself here as a producer of sports programming for television. He’s so successful, in fact, that he has just won his fourth Emmy Award.

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Artwork conveys feelings, memories

Hotchkiss Library exhibit

SHARON — Open the door of the Garuda Gallery and you enter such a daunting maze of framing and display materials it’s hard to spot the diminutive Karen Kellogg behind her desk.
“I’m going to organize this,” she says, “when I have time.”
When she will find that time is hard to fathom. Demand for her framing expertise is ongoing. And the minute she gets some respite, Kellogg paints. The walls of her tiny shop are covered with a variety of paintings.

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Any of these your old classmates?

Wally Chase sent in this photo that he believes was taken at Sharon Center School around 1930. In his note to the newspaper, he said, “My father David R. Chase 1920-2004 is in the back row second from the left and Mary Louise Hooper Culver, first row, third from left. I am wondering who the others are in the photo?” Anyone who would like to share information can send an email to cynthiah@lakevillejournal.com.

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Books for Babies delivers at hospital

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SHARON — Each of the approximately 250 babies born annually at Sharon Hospital now goes home with a new children’s book, thanks to a Books for Babies partnership between the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon, the nonprofit organization Read to Grow and Sharon Hospital.
Families also receive a literacy guide for parents of newborns as part of this joint effort to foster children’s language and early literacy development.

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He’s a small-town ‘automotive doctor’

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SHARON — Art’s Automotive garage in Sharon is not just a commercial business. It is also a realized vision of a business genuinely helping people.
Years ago, when a young Arthur Subklew graduated, at the top of his class from trade school in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., he worked in an automobile dealership service department.
“One of the benefits of working for a dealer was all the free training they provided,”he recalled in an interview last week. “I took advantage of all the training courses that were offered.”

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Bridge repair could begin in summer

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SHARON — A special Board of Selectmen’s meeting was held Jan. 9 to discuss planned repairs to the Mitchelltown Road bridge.
First Selectman Robert Loucks recused himself from the discussion. He owns property on the road, near the bridge, which has been closed for about two years.
Selectman Meg Szalewicz chaired the meeting. Loucks and Selectman John Perotti were present as was Dennis Garceau, a representative of WMC Consulting Engineers, hired by the town for this project. Sharon contractor Florien Palmer, owner of Palmer Construction, was also present as a volunteer consultant.

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Parked bus complaint

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SHARON — School bus parking was on the agenda at the Jan. 10 Sharon Board of Selectmen’s meeting. Aside from the selectmen and their secretary, it was attended by about 26 people.
School buses owned by All-Star Transportation Co. are parked on property owned by Claire and Edward Pedersen on Mitchelltown Road Extension.Prior to All-Star, buses owned by Laidlaw bus company were parked at the same location.

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