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SHARON — Native Americans used their land differently from the way the settlers sought to use it, but historical inquiry shows strong overlap, according to Brent Colley’s talk, “Indian Pathways,”presented on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Sharon’s Christ Church Episcopal.

More than 20 people attended an old-fashioned church potluck supper, one of a series being held to commemorate this year’s 200th anniversary of the church’s consecration. Each supper features a talk on local history. 

Colley serves as the town’s first selectman...

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Bridge repairs set to move forward

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SHARON — The Board of Selectmen agreed at a special meeting on Feb. 10 to proceed with repairs of the Mitchelltown Road bridge, which has been closed to traffic for several years.
The selectmen reached a verbal agreement with Jay and Kathy Metz, whose property abuts the bridge. Steel guardrails will be used in the repairs instead of wood, with the option of painting them after 12 months. The Metzes will grant the town a temporary construction easement and a maintenance agreement to allow for repairs to the bridge by the town as needed.

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Remembrance of things past at Sharon Center School

SHARON — Wally Chase shared a photo of Sharon Center School from around 1930 with The Lakeville Journal and asked if anyone could help identify the students.
Alice Chase, Helen and Lynn Humeston and Jo Culver responded to the call, and Chase said he believes that, with a couple of question marks, everyone has been identified.
Of course, anyone with additional information is invited to send an email to Executive Editor Cynthia Hochswender at cynthiah@lakevillejournal.com.

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Sweets for the sweet at early Valentine party

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SHARON — The Sharon Historical Society and the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon jointly sponsored a Valentine’s Day Tea for first- to fifth-graders. The tea was held on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Historical Society.
About a dozen youngsters, and some parents and grandparents, attended the tea, which was designed as an educational as well as fun program for the young people.
Historical Society Executive Director Liz Shapiro began by reading the story of St. Valentine, and told how Valentine’s Day came to be. She and the children talked about St. Valentine and Cupid and his bow and arrow.

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Committee will look far into future

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SHARON — A special Board of Selectmen’s (BOS) meeting was held on Feb. 3 to discuss reviving the town’s Long Range Planning Committee.
First Selectman Bob Loucks said there were four objectives for the meeting. First, to re-establish the committee. Second, to set down ground rules for the committee. Third, to determine the number of people to serve on the committee. Fourth, to select members to serve.

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Diversión con el español at Sharon Center School

SHARON — Diversión con el español is a Spanish club for students in grades three to six at Sharon Center School. It is part of the initiative of the Arts and Cultural Committee to support the Spanish program.
The school is working in partnership with its own Spanish teacher, Kerry O’Toole; The Hotchkiss School’s instructor in Spanish, Ana Hermoso, and her students, many of whom come from Columbia, Mexico, and Spain; as well as people in our local Spanish-speaking community.

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Steiner: Taking the High Line to Norfolk

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SHARON — A show of 20 paintings by Sharon author/artist/cartoonist Peter Steiner opened last weekend at the Norfolk Library. It will remain on display until March 1.
The opening reception was held Sunday, Feb. 5. A large crowd attended the opening including other Litchfield County resident artists.

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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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