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SHARON — Last month, 75 devoted aficionados of traditional folk music — singers and musicians, professionals and amateurs alike — gathered at Sharon’s Silver Lake Conference Center to mark 58 years of Folk-Legacy Records, the legendary independent folk-music label run by longtime Sharon residents Caroline Paton and her late husband, Sandy Paton.

Conceived and organized by their 30-year-old granddaughter, Linnea Paton, who led a Friday night concert with her sisters Shannon, 22, and Juliana, 19, the Folk-Legacy Weekend also celebrated Caroline Paton...

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Sharon school budget is ready for review

SHARON — The Sharon Board of Education (BOE) approved a draft budget at its March 12 meeting, clearing the way for the plan to go to the Board of Finance for review on Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
Board Chairman Doug Cahill said, “The goal was to try to bring the increase as close to zero as possible. Because we are saving money this year, we are putting money into our capital improvements plan.” 

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A traditional meal of springtime

American Legion Post 126 in Sharon held its biggest food fundraiser of the year on Saturday, March 10. Organizer Ray Aakjar said that more than 265 corned beef dinners were served, including one to state Rep. Brian Ohler (R-64).

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Snow Buddies

Now is the winter of our discontent …unless you’re made of snow, in which case you might be feeling as content as this guy, built and styled by John Baroody in Sharon and photographed by Cynthia Vannoy. Send us your best snowman — or snowwoman! — by sending your photo to editor@lakevillejournal.com.
 

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Chili supper on a warm day

Sharon Center School eighth-grade students assisted at the annual chili supper of the Sharon Woman’s Club on Saturday, Feb. 24. Among the helpers were, from left, Mackenzie Ongley, Janay Gregory, Natalie Hudson and Evelyn Roy.

 

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Idea of cohousing

SHARON — An informational talk about cohousing drew about 50 area residents to a meeting at Sharon Town Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 30. The meeting was led by architect Lynn Gaffney, who provided the information in an effort to measure potential interest.
A part-time Sharon resident, Gaffney said that she was hoping to inspire a core group to develop a cohousing complex. The core group would need to be passionate about seeing the project through from inception to reality.

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Helping students become Eco Heroes

SHARON — Teaching kids and adults to be “planet protectors” is the driving force behind the Eco Hero program developed by environmental economist Pamela Peeters of Sharon. Her mission is to work with students and others to help create a more balanced relationship with the planet and its resources.
“The current model of development is obsolete,” Peeters said in an interview. She urges moving toward sustainable development.  “To do otherwise is to harm people.”
How does that translate into action?

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Seeking images of world peace, the kids art alright

SHARON — Robin Yuran, co-executive director of The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon, has been asking children what they might see if they were to imagine world peace. 
The goal is to design a Peace Mural with the children who stop by her Saturday morning art workshops. A table is laid out in one of the library rooms and — bathed in the bright winter light — the under-10 crowd can watercolor and relax. It is as easy-going a morning as one can imagine on a cold weekend.

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Former volunteer now heads Audubon Sharon

SHARON — After one week on the job as the new director of the Sharon Audubon, Eileen Fielding exudes enthusiasm for the place, its tradition, its work and its possibilities. 

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Sabrina Walton engaged to Christian Abbott

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Internet, aging trucks and snow shoveling

SHARON — A solution for weak cell phone connections and “dead” zones in Sharon was proposed during a presentation to the Board of Selectmen at their meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 12.
A presentation was made to the board by NWCONNect, a nonprofit citizens’ organization seeking cooperation (and improved cell service and internet) among the region’s towns.
Representing the organization was Felicia Jones. She said that infrastructure development will empower the region and lead to economic development.

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