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SHARON — A town meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 11, attracted 18 residents who by unanimous vote appropriated $200,000 for the removal and replacement of an underground oil tank at Sharon Center School.

Tom Casey was elected moderator of the meeting. 

The necessary funding is already in the capital non-recurring fund, and the Board of Finance has approved the expense, but town action was required to spend it. This week’s vote means that the Board of Education can spend up to the amount appropriated for the project. A portion of the expenditure is expected to be...

Sharon

Peppery salts

Martha McGann turned antique salt-and-pepper shakers into ornaments; her husband, John McGann, pictured, sold them at last weekend’s Sharon Crafts Fair. Story, another photo, Fair weather and local fare at Sharon craft fair.

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Not bragging, but Alice Lewis is 104 years old and counting

SHARON — Alice (Bonhotel) Lewis, like many other people who grew up in Sharon, attended school on Hilltop Road. Like other students, she remembers teachers helping her with her worst subject, arithmetic, until she was good at it. She also remembers walking a sick classmate home at the end of the day one time.

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Equestrian-inspired art at new shop

SHARON — Husband and wife Richard and Roz Roney-Dougal, native Brits who have long dwelled stateside, have traded the glamor of the equestrian community in the American south for a life above the Mason-Dixon line in a region that reminds them a bit more of home. 
“We’ve missed England, and the landscape here is so reminiscent of it,” Roz said. “It’s beautiful and we’re very, very glad we moved.”

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Themed dinners for fun, fundraising

SHARON – The Sharon Playhouse has announced some new productions. But they are not at the theater. Instead, the “stages” are local homes, and the “performances” are a series of what the Playhouse is calling Salon Dinners — each with a theme.
There are two hands-on cooking-class salons. In one, Ryohei Yamamoto, a Sharon weekender who has been delighting his New York City clients with delicious food and amazing floral décor, will teach authentic Japanese cooking at his home. 

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Fair weather and local fare at Sharon craft fair

SHARON — “Don’t listen to the weatherman!” proclaimed Matt Andrulis Mette, director of Sharon’s Parks and Recreation Commission. Why the malice toward meteorologists? Andrulis Mette was standing on the Sharon Green on a sunny afternoon, Saturday, Aug. 5, knowing that all his plans had gone right — albeit just a little late. 
Despite the fine weather, early forecasts of storms and showers had taken a visible toll on attendance for the annual summer Arts and Crafts Fair. 

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Eagle Watch: Not flying yet, but getting better

SHARON — The eaglet that was rescued in Salisbury by Sharon Audubon after being abandoned by its family is doing well, reported Sunny Bettley, who is Audubon’s wildlife rehabilitator and outreach specialist. 

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Papers signed: Sharon Hospital now part of Health Quest

SHARON — The hallways were buzzing with activity at Sharon Hospital on Tuesday, Aug. 1, but happily not because of any kind of massive health incident. 
On Tuesday, the hospital officially joined the Health Quest group. Administrative and medical staff were busy throughout the day changing their email addresses, getting new identification cards, doing all kinds of tedious paperwork. 

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Chore Service: 25 years of helping hands

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Last year, The Chore Service hosted its summertime silent and live auction festivities in antiques dealer and interior designer Michael Trapp’s East meets West inspired garden in Sharon, and it didn’t just rain — it poured. Yet the party went on, gin-and-tonics, Gucci slippers and plenty of varicolored umbrellas slick with drops. 
Many quipped that all one would have to do to add a splash of water to a whiskey was hold the glass outside the tent. 

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The iPhone between me and you

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Imagine a life in the future devoid of human interaction, of everything from a friend’s embrace to the touch of a  cashier carefully placing change in the palm of your hand.
In Courtney Maum’s new novel, “Touch,” the future is now, and isolation that has grown from a screen-obsessed culture has given way to a new kind of marketplace, where the warmth of a hug is as much of a commodity as an Uber ride.

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Annual book signing event is Aug. 4

SHARON — The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon continues its tradition of enticing world-class authors to take part in its annual fundraising event on the first Friday of August. 
More than 30 authors, some local, are participating in this year’s book signing, which will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4, at the library. Admission is $40 per person. A free signing for children’s book will be held that afternoon from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

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