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SHARON — Adam Van Doren screened and discussed his documentary film about Cornwall humorist James Thurber at a program held Saturday, Nov. 10, at Sharon Town Hall. The event, sponsored by the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon, drew an audience of 60 Van Doren-Thurber fans.

Co-produced with his wife, Charlotte, the 2000 documentary titled “James Thurber: The Life and Hard Times,” probed the remarkable life of a famed humorist who longed for success as a serious writer in the vein of Henry James, his literary idol. 

Thurber and his autographed books held a...

Sharon

Veterans Day marked with flag presentation in Sharon

SHARON — Blustery cold weather brought the ceremony indoors at Town Hall in Sharon on Friday, Nov. 10, as the town accepted a new flag from the Sharon Woman’s Club, continuing a tradition begun in 2010. Each year, the old Town Hall flag is officially retired and a new flag installed on the pole.  
A flag retirement ceremony was held on Saturday, Nov. 11, with the American Legion and the Boy Scouts, at the memorial near the Clock Tower.  

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Rev. Keay welcomed to Sharon Congregational

Members and friends of the historic Sharon Congregational Church gathered to celebrate the installation of a new pastor,  Robert Keay Jr. He was joined by his wife, Jill, and his mother, Sheila Keay, of Middleboro, Mass., as they greeted visitors immediately after the service on Sunday, Nov. 5.

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The art of the seat

SHARON — The show was called “Have a Seat”but it was standing room only at the opening reception on Saturday, Nov.  4, at the Sharon Historical Society. A wine and hors d’oeuvres reception set the tone for visitors to view paintings, sketches and sculptures depicting “seats” or “sitting.”
The range of interpretations went from serious to whimsical, with something for every viewer, from the art connoisseur to the historian to the curious.  

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Halloween for one day in November

SHARON — The resilience of children was on full display in Sharon last weekend on Sunday, Nov. 5, even with an overcast sky of clouds so thick it seemed night was descending, and with temperatures low enough for the first time this autumn to leave cheeks and fingers red. 
Still, Audubon Kids Day, typically a pre-Halloween costumed carnival, had been rescheduled already once from Oct. 29 because of the weather. The children paid no mind to minor thoughts like what the weather might be or whether it was still Halloween. 

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New places to play in Sharon

The ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new playground addition at Sharon Center School was held on Friday, Nov. 3. The additional play area was built with the help of the school’s PTO, which raised $18,000. The playground is open for all community members to use on weekends.

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Chilly fun

It was Kids Day at Sharon Audubon last weekend. Clockwise from left: When suited up for cold and wind, a child can enjoy a cookie in any weather. Some children made their way through the hay maze, some just climbed over the walls. Halloween had come and gone, but the parade of children and the costumed critter characters carried on. For story, visit Halloween for one day in November.

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POTUS sketch sale to benefit WHDD radio

SHARON — A sketch of the Empire State Building, executed by Donald J. Trump in black marker in 1995  before the opening of his Mar-a-Lago complex in Florida, was auctioned Oct. 19, with the proceeds to benefit Sharon’s NPR station WHDD-Robin Hood Radio, the smallest National Public Radio station in the United States.

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Sharon Profiles

First Selectman
Brent M. Colley
I’m originally from Redding, Conn., and have lived in Sharon for 16 years. In addition to being Sharon’s first selectman, I’ve also been president of the Sharon Historical Society since 2011 and I’m a public speaker and historian, a historical fiction writer and a coach.

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Following vote, Sharon Center oil tanks can be replaced

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. 

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Sharon Congregational Church welcomes new pastor

 SHARON — Since beginning his new position as pastor at the Sharon Congregational Church, the Rev. Robert Keay has fully embraced the task by connecting with his new church, its community and its region.
Although the church is keeping him plenty busy, he and Jill (his wife of 15 years) have enjoyed the beauty of the local countryside. They are particularly looking forward to the foliage display. 

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