Shining a light on lamp repairs

Tamara Polk specializes in repairing and refurbishing old light fixtures at her Starlight Lamp store on Route 7 in Kent. Photo by Elyse Sadtler

KENT — Tucked away on Route 7 one mile south of Kent Falls is a repair shop of a unique kind. Tamara Polk, owner of Starlight Lamp, specializes in fixing and refurbishing lamps.

Originally hailing from Madison, Wis., Polk began her career working for her father in his lamp repair shop there. 

“After my dad retired from working with heavy equipment following back surgery, he went to work for a lady who owned the lamp repair shop, eventually buying the business. He was the kind of guy who could fix anything,” she said.

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