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SHARON—The Christ Church Episcopal hosted a commemoration eucharist in honor of the parish’s 200th year of existence on Sunday, Nov. 24. 

The Right Rev. Dr. Ian T. Douglas led the service, with 91 congregants. Christ Church’s Rev. Dr. Martha Tucker assisted; it was the exact day of the 200th anniversary of the consecration of the parish. 

During a brunch following the service, Tucker introduced and expressed her appreciation to two former ministers of the parish who attended: the Rev. John Widing and Rev. Gil Larsen. 

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Footprints lie beneath the pavement, Colley says

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. 

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Inside Scoop: Rick Kopec talks about Carroll Shelby

SHARON — “You’d better win.”
These were the words Henry Ford II used to motivate team leader Carroll Shelby and his recently formed Ford auto racing team as they set out for a third time, trying to topple the Ferrari juggernaut that had dominated Le Mans for as long as anyone could remember. 
The race and the multi-year drama that led up to it are the subject of a new film, “Ford v. Ferrari,” in local theaters starting Nov. 15. 

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Costume winners crowned in crowded Sharon firehouse

SHARON — Nearly 40 costumed youngsters flocked to the Sharon firehouse for the Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary’s annual Halloween Gathering costume contest on a rainy Thursday, Oct. 31. The parade inside the firehouse began at 5:30 p.m., allowing the judges to get a good look at all the contestants. 
The judges selected a winner in each of six different categories. Many of the parents asked that the last name of their child not be printed in the newspaper. 

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Leaping and smiling at Audubon

SHARON — There was lots of running and jumping at the 29th annual Kids Fun Day at the Sharon Audubon Center on Sunday, Nov. 3. All that activity helped keep the children warm on a brisk fall afternoon as they raced from attraction to attraction, visiting many more than once.
There was the farm wagon ride from the parking field; there were the games and the animals. There was the leaf pit, now in its third year, and the maze made from bales of hay.  And they got to wear their Halloween costumes in a parade.  

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Selectmen discuss future access to hiking trails

SHARON — Access to hiking trails and reliable future access to the internet were topics discussed at the regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

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Forum on internet access is Nov. 17

SHARON — The Sharon selectmen will host a forum on internet access on Sunday, Nov. 17.  The time of day and place are yet to be determined.
The forum was announced at the selectmen’s meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 22.
Internet access has continued in discussion as area towns are exploring options. 
The forum will be informational; no decisions will be made. According to First Selectman Brent Colley, the goal is to make people aware of what’s happening in telecommunications in the area.

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Easements and high speed internet, at Sharon BOS meeting

SHARON — The Sharon Conservation Commission attended the town’s Board of Selectmen meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 8, and explained some grievances they have with the treatment of local easements. Chairman Paul Bacsik brought pictures of their issues with three easements near Joray Road, Fairchild Road and Cemetery Road. 

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Autumn outdoor fun at Audubon Kid’s Day

SHARON — One of the signature autumn events in the Northwest Corner is Audubon Kids’ Day at the Audubon Center on Route 4 in Sharon.
This year it will be held on Sunday, Oct. 27, from noon to 3 p.m. Admission is $20 per carload at the gate.
Audubon Kids’ Day offers a cornucopia of outdoor and indoor fun for children and their families. It precedes Hallowe’en and offers many of the traditional seasonal fun, including face painting and a costume parade around the Audubon center grounds, beginning at 2:30 p.m.

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Teens make documentary films about what matters most to them

SHARON — Three short documentary films made by eighth grade students at Sharon Center School were shown at the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon on Sunday, Oct. 20.
The films were made under the auspices of the Civic Life Project, run by Dominique Lasseur and Catherine Tatge of Cornwall. Civic Life has made films with high school students around the state. The latest group of films, made by middle school students in Sharon and Cornwall, represents something of an experiment.

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The Civil War and its roots in religion

SHARON — Christ Episcopal Church in Sharon hosted a program on Monday night, Sept. 30, about religion in Litchfield County during the Civil War. 
Peter Vermilyea, historian and teacher at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, spoke in the church’s parish hall before an audience of about 30 people.
He said Litchfield County’s religious history was an integral part of U.S. Civil War history. 

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