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SHARON — Although it happened more than a half century ago, the sight of the Euvrard family farm engulfed in flames is still etched in Brent Prindle’s memory. 

“They called it in, but by the time we got there, it was too late.”

Prindle, who today serves as treasurer of Sharon’s Taghhannuck Grange in Ellsworth, said that devastating blaze was the impetus back in the early-to-mid 1960s to add fire protection to Sharon’s rural Ellsworth District, situated about 3.5 miles from the Sharon Volunteer Fire Department’s main station...

Sharon

Town budget ready for hearing

Education budget refined
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SHARON — At a Board of Finance budget workshop on Tuesday, March 29, the Board of Education budget, Board of Selectmen’s budget and five-year capital improvement plan were topics of discussion.

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Quick town meeting in Sharon passes all items

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SHARON — A special town meeting was held Friday, April 1, to vote to accept the town report, establish a land acquisition fund and approve expenditures.
The meeting was attended by 23 people, most of whom are members of various town boards and commissions. The meeting was quick and efficient, due mostly to the experience of the voters present.
At the beginning of the meeting, Tom Bartram was elected moderator, and the five items of discussion were voted on in 17 minutes.

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Eagle, hawks released into wild

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SHARON — The Sharon Audubon Center facilitated the release this week of two red-tailed hawks on Saturday, March 26, and a golden eagle on Monday, March 28.
The hawks had both been rehabilitation patients of the Audubon Center on Route 4. One had arrived on Sept. 25, 2010; the other had only been there for about a month.

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‘The King and I’ transports audience to Siam

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SHARON — This year’s spring drama production at Sharon Center School was an adaptation of the musical classic “The King and I,” by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, about an English governess and the influence and the friendship she develops with the king of Siam.
Students at the school attended a special daytime performance of the show on Thursday, March 24. The community was invited in on Friday for an evening performance and again on Saturday for a matinee.

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Sharon siblings travel to Australia, Europe with People to People

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SHARON — Sharon siblings Mikaela and Tristan Galm, children of David and Melissa Galm, have been selected to represent Connecticut as student ambassadors with the People to People Student Ambassador program.
Mikaela is a 13-year-old eighth-grader and Tristan is an 11-year-old sixth-grader; both are at Sharon Center School. The program was founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956 and has sent more than 500,000 school-age children around the globe to promote world peace.

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Finance board suggests changes to budgets

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SHARON — In a Board of Finance budget workshop on Wednesday, March 23, the board reviewed the budget proposals that had been presented on Tuesday, March 15, by the Board of Selectmen and the Board of Education.
The bottom line of the selectmen’s budget before it was changed by the Board of Finance was $2,930,360, and the bottom line of the Board of Education budget was $3,694,340, or $6,332,602 with the addition of Sharon’s portion of the Region One budget.

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Maple mania at Sharon Audubon

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SHARON — The sap was no longer flowing from the maple trees at Sharon Audubon Center on Saturday, March 19, but that didn’t stop the staff and volunteers from holding their annual Maplefest anyway.
Throughout the sunny but cool day, Audubon offered free tours to the public, and demonstrated how sap is collected from maple trees on the property and then boiled slowly down at the sugarhouse into thick brown syrup.

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Sharon students take a trip around the world through dance

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SHARON — Students at Sharon Center School were taken on a voyage around the world on Monday, March 21, when the Connecticut Ballet visited the school to perform a program called World of Dance.
The program featured four dancers who each represented a different country: Peru, India, Indonesia and Brazil.
Each dancer wore a costume that corresponded to the dance he or she performed and the country it represented, and each took a moment to tell the audience what they were doing before they began their dance.

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Kestrel flees from Sharon Audubon Center

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SHARON — An American kestrel escaped from the Sharon Audubon Center around noon on Monday, March 21, and had not been found at presstime. At 7 to 8 inches long, the bird is the smallest falcon species in North America.
The bird escaped when the door to his cage blew open while a volunteer was feeding the birds and cleaning the cages.

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Sharon dog wins prestigious award at 2011 Westminster Kennel Club show

SHARON — At not quite two years of age, one local canine already has under her belt a transatlantic journey and a big win at the most prestigious dog show in the world.
Ilsa, a Bernese Mountain Dog, was imported from Belgium by owner Tiggie Gerli as a 10-week-old puppy in the summer of 2009. For Gerli, who has owned this large, handsome breed for 18 years and been very involved in breeding and showing them, finding Ilsa was the culmination of a long international search for a special female to breed to one of her top males.

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