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SHARON — Over more than a century of service to the Sharon community, the Sharon Woman’s Club has promoted interest in the fine arts, one of its recurring activities since the 1960s being art shows of local talent. Talent and pride-in-purpose were evident at the Saturday, July 15, opening of a multi-media art show in cooperation with the Sharon Historical Society. 

Held in the society’s gallery, the artists (who are all members of the Woman’s Club) mingled with visitors as leaders of both organizations joined in celebrating the breadth of talent on...

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Pills become worrisome in area drug mix

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

SHARON — The effects of addiction on families — and strategies for dealing with an addict in the family — were the subject of a free-wheeling panel discussion and presentation at Sharon Hospital Tuesday, May 3.
The workshop, “In Our Own Backyards: Teen Use, Abuse and Addiction,” was sponsored by Sharon Hospital, Housatonic Youth Services Bureau and Mountainside Treatment Center.

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Audubon program teaches how to handle baby animals found in the woods

karaw@lakevillejournal.com

SHARON — Four animal-loving children and their five chaperones learned just about everything there is to know about baby animals at the Sharon Audubon Center on Saturday, May 7.
The program was led by Environmental Education Intern Sarah Conley, who started the afternoon off by introducing the children to the many animals that are housed in the main building.
In the first part of the program, the children (and the adults) learned what to do if they find a baby bird on the ground out in the woods.

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Budget vote, town meeting May 13

karaw@lakevillejournal.com

SHARON — The annual town meeting will be held at Town Hall on Friday, May 13, at 8 p.m.
Taxpayers will vote on the proposed education and municipal spending plans for fiscal year of 2011-12, which begins July 1.
The proposed municipal budget is $3,567,700.
The total education budget, including Sharon’s portion of the Region One budget, is a total of $6,274,426.
The municipal budget is available for the public to see at Town Hall. The education budget can be found at Sharon Center School.

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Selectmen answer questions about roadwork

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SHARON — A handful of town residents attended a special 11 a.m. meeting of the Board of Selectmen on Friday, May 6, at Town Hall. Questions and concerns were raised about roadwork now being done around town, and about whether the company hired to do that work is accomplishing the goals of the town, especially in reference to the edges of the roads.
First Selectman Bob Loucks and Selectmen John Mathews and Meg Szalewicz attended the meeting as did the project’s clerk of the works, Gene Parsons, and several town employees.

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Northwest Corner — and Texas! — turns out for Sharon Classic

karaw@lakevillejournal.com

SHARON — The 26th annual Sharon Classic Road Race brought participants from all over the Tri-state region (and two from Texas) to Sharon to compete in one of the town’s biggest events of the year.
The race and other events on the Green were held on the morning of Saturday, May 7.
The 5-mile race is held annually to raise money for the Sharon Day Care Center, which uses the funds to help cover operating costs. Some of the funds are also used to offer scholarships to families who otherwise could not afford to send their children to child care.

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Audubon program teaches how to handle baby animals found in the woods

karaw@lakevillejournal.com

SHARON — Four animal-loving children and their five chaperones learned just about everything there is to know about baby animals at the Sharon Audubon Center on Saturday, May 7.
The program was led by Environmental Education Intern Sarah Conley, who started the afternoon off by introducing the children to the many animals that are housed in the main building.
In the first part of the program, the children (and the adults) learned what to do if they find a baby bird on the ground out in the woods.

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Lambert Road home catches fire after lightning strike

karaw@lakevillejournal.com

SHARON — A house at 106 Lambert Road caught fire Thursday afternoon, April 28. The house is owned by Patricia Braunsdorf.
The fire was reported by a neighbor at 3:09 p.m., according to Sharon Fire Marshal Stan MacMillan. It caused severe damage to the structure.

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Saving stray cats, with help of Town Hall Gallery show

karaw@lakevillejournal.com

SHARON — Inheriting the work of a world-renowned photographer (and close friend) can be a blessing. But it also leaves its owner wondering what to do with sheet after sheet of negatives, box after box of prints.
Sharon resident Linda Swenson was left the entire body of work of her good friend, photographer Suzanne Szasz, and Szasz’s husband, Ray Shorr, also a photographer.

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Budget funds for library restored

karaw@lakevillejournal.com

SHARON — Taxpayers had a chance to look at the municipal and education budget proposals at a public hearing at Town Hall on Friday, April 29.
The hearing will be followed by a town meeting at Town Hall on Friday, May 13, at 8 p.m.
Approximately 50 people showed up for the hearing.

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For fire volunteers, and town, real nice clambake

SHARON — The annual Sharon Volunter Fire Department clambake held on Sunday, April 17, brought a taste of the shore to the hills of Sharon.
The mixed mouthwatering aroma of fresh steamers, chowder, shaved steak and sausage and peppers enveloped the neighborhood of the firehouse. Attendees feasted heartily on a treasured treat while enjoying good company and a surprisingly warm spring afternoon.
Weeks of organizing and days of preparations — which included a crew handwashing 5,400 clams and bagging them by the dozen — made for a truly enjoyable event.

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