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Butterfly bench takes flight with the help of local children

Millerton’s Battle Hill Forge sculptor Israel Fitch, back row, left, has been working with local youth to create a massive metal bench in the shape of a butterfly, for the Sharon Audubon’s butterfly display. Here they are, checking out the NorthEast-Millerton Library’s bench. Photo submitted

MILLERTON — The beauty of butterflies is notoriously fleeting — but not so for a unique specimen that will soon be delighting visitors at the Sharon Audubon Center thanks to the efforts of Millerton’s Battle Hill Forge sculptor Israel Fitch and a small group of area students. 

Fitch and his young crew are creating a massive metal bench in the shape of a butterfly, which will become an integral part of the Audubon’s butterfly display, set to have its inaugural viewing on Saturday, Sept. 14.  

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