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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

New programs to start new year at school

asherp@lakevillejournal.com

SHARON — Sharon Center School (SCS) began the 2011-12 school year with 192 students, a slight decline from a year ago. Principal Karen Manning said there is a smaller kindergarten class this year, though she expects enrollment to remain fairly level for the next 10 years.
Numbers fluctuate each year and sometimes even change in the first month of school. The official student population is calculated at the beginning of October for all schools in the region.

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American Legion dinners

No one goes home hungry
asherp@lakevillejournal.com

SHARON — As part of its annual fundraising activities, Sharon’s American Legion Post 126 holds seven all-you-can-eat dinners each year.
On Sept. 10 the post offered a roast pork dinner. Walking into the Klebes building on the Millerton Road, the smell of fresh cooking filled the air.
Ray Aakjar, one of the dinner’s organizers said, “This is an all-you-can-eat affair with all the fixings. Nobody goes home hungry.”

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Sharon resident has ideas

For new National September 11 Memorial and Museum which will open in 2012
tarak@lakevillejournal.com

What do you do with 100,000 square feet of museum space, seven stories below ground?
Michael Shulan of Sharon and New York City, creative director of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, has been working since 2006 to come up with an answer.
This past Sunday, Sept. 11, marked the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC) towers, the Pentagon and the aborted flight that crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pa. Even as recovery operations were underway there was a move afoot to create a memorial to the victims.

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Sharon resident has ideas

For new National September 11 Memorial and Museum which will open in 2012
tarak@lakevillejournal.com

What do you do with 100,000 square feet of museum space, seven stories below ground?
Michael Shulan of Sharon and New York City, creative director of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, has been working since 2006 to come up with an answer.
This past Sunday, Sept. 11, marked the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC) towers, the Pentagon and the aborted flight that crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pa. Even as recovery operations were underway there was a move afoot to create a memorial to the victims.

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Hospital merger passes first hurdle

cynthiah@lakevillejournal.com

SHARON — The proposed merger between Essent Healthcare (owner of Sharon Hospital) and Tennessee-based RegionalCare Hospital Partners has passed its first regulatory hurdle in the state of Connecticut.

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Concerns when there’s an assault arrest

cynthiah@lakevillejournal.com

SHARON — After a police blotter item in the Aug. 25 edition of The Lakeville Journal indicated that a 9-year-old in Sharon had been arrested and charged with risk of injury to a minor (age 4, in this case) and fourth-degree sexual assault, parents of children at Sharon Center School called the newspaper to ask for guidance on what their rights are in a situation such as this.
The answers to those questions are best found with the state police and the regional school district.

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Picnic celebrates a new school year

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SHARON — Sharon Center School hosted a welcome back family picnic on Wednesday, Aug. 31. It was a chance for students, their families and school staff to celebrate the beginning of a new school year.
There was an extensive food buffet with donated edibles as well as grilled hamburgers and hot dogs. Attendees included all ages, from babies to senior citizens.
Principal Karen Manning said she did not know exactly how many people attended, “but it looks like a good-sized gathering.”

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Sharon paper and soap pantry is growing

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SHARON — With food pantries helping to bring nutrition to the tables of those who cannot afford to feed their families, it became clear to the Rev. Jody Guerrera, associate pastor of the Sharon Congregational Church, and other clergy that another everyday need was going unfulfilled. Families who cannot afford food also have a hard time affording personal hygiene products such as soap, paper goods and toothpaste.

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Century-old barber pole decorates Sharon center

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SHARON — About six years ago, when Linda Decker Peck became a partner in a hair salon in West Cornwall, a friend gave her an old barber pole to use as an advertising decoration. When Peck relocated her studio to Sharon two years ago, the pole came with her.
Peck’s husband, Alan, did some research on the Internet and determined that the pole was manufactured in 1908.
The pole didn’t work when Peck received it, but her husband was able to help with that, too, rewiring it and installing a new motor to turn the stripes.

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Essent to merge

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SHARON — At press time on Sept. 6, The Lakeville Journal was notified that Essent Healthcare, owner of Sharon Hospital, will merge with RegionalCare Hospital Partners of Brentwood, Tenn.
Day-to-day operations at the Essent hospitals will be unaffected by the parent-company-level merger, according to a press release sent out by Sharon Hospital on behalf of the merging companies.
“RegionalCare is the owner and operator of four market-leading, non-urban hospitals located in Florence, Ala.; Muscle Shoals, Ala.; Ottumwa, Iowa, and Wilmington, Ohio,” the press release said.

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