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SHARON — Serious gardeners have long known that Greystone Greenhouse in Sharon on Route 343 is an excellent source for many plant and garden needs, including starter plants for growing flowers and vegetables. 

The business was owned and operated by Ed and Laurel Powers for 33 years but is now in the hands of Sally Hambleton and Ken Harper.  

Gardening is in Hambleton’s blood. Born in Stoke-On-Trent, in Staffordshire, England, she had a gardening father “who always grew vegetables and still does, as my mother does with her perennials....

Sharon

Hotchkiss Library gala, auction offers best of the Northwest Corner

SHARON — The upcoming gala to benefit the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon is a virtual feast of generosity in live and silent auction items provided by some of our area’s most interesting and accomplished residents.
Here two of our nation’s most admired floral and landscape professionals — Carolyne Roehm and Lynden Miller — have agreed to open their  gardens for private and very personal tours, sharing their secrets, revealing the choices they make when the single objective is to please themselves.  

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General review planned for blight-type rules

SHARON — In the early summer, Byron Barns, a Sharon resident who lives on Millerton Road, submitted a request that the Board of Selectmen enforce the town’s trailer ordinance, which was first voted on in 1957. He referred to a neighbor of his with a “35 to 40” foot camping vehicle with slide-outs that he feels is in violation of the ordinance.
The ordinance necessitates trailers to be parked in the rear of a lot, at least 100 feet from any abutting properties.

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Finding world peace with pancakes and stormtroopers

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SHARON — At about 9 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, anyone arriving at the Sharon firehouse for the ambulance company’s Sci-Fi Pancake Breakfast was going to have a bit of a wait for a place to sit down.
The place was packed.
And off by the stairs at the rear of the room, there was an R2D2.
This is not a piece of fire-fighting apparatus.

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Wine lover’s wonderland at Lion Rock Farm helps EMS

SHARON — While an autumnal array of wool blazers and quilted coats stayed on, guests at Lion Rock Farm on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 1, were invited to warm up and expand their palates by traveling from table to table to taste a wide selection of wines from the California coast to the Côte-d’Or. 

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Filmmaker shows drawings at library

SHARON — A showing of Tom Schiller’s drawings opened at the Hotchkiss Library in Sharon on  Saturday, Oct. 1. But it’s clear that Schiller is, at heart, a filmmaker.
If you are of a certain generation of television viewer, you have never forgotten “Don’t Look Back In Anger,” Schiller’s short film in which a 90-year-old John Belushi visits the snow-covered graves of his fellow Not Ready for Prime Time Players.

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Mysteries remain in manhunt: Chase started in Sharon, involved Connecticut, New York police

SHARON, Conn. — Details are still scarce about what exactly happened in a two-state manhunt that began in Sharon on Tuesday, Sept. 27, and ended the following evening in Amenia.
Ray Sprague, 28, turned himself in without incident when New York State Police from Troop K in Dover Plains found him at a residence in Amenia on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at about 7 p.m. 

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Serenity and lovely scents at new spa

SHARON — Esthetician Kiera Ryan has opened Mountain Laurel Spa on Main Street in Sharon, with a soothing  environment that murmurs, “You’ve  left the city; you’re safely in the country now.”
The waiting room is a cool dove gray, the treatment room is cocoa hued, and the candlelit air is imbued with a rich, thick scent of lavender.

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Serenity and lovely scents at new spa

SHARON — Esthetician Kiera Ryan has opened Mountain Laurel Spa on Main Street in Sharon, with a soothing  environment that murmurs, “You’ve  left the city; you’re safely in the country now.”
The waiting room is a cool dove gray, the treatment room is cocoa hued, and the candlelit air is imbued with a rich, thick scent of lavender.

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Photos showcase the fragility of our world

cythiah@lakevillejournal.com

SHARON — Environmental economist Pamela Peeters has a show of persuasive photographs in the gallery at Town Hall. The show opened on Friday, Sept. 17, and will remain there through the rest of the month.
The Belgian-born world traveler now makes her home in Sharon, where she is married to dentist and marine mammal biologist (and 2012 National Geographic Explorer of the Week) Martin Nweeia.

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Wines, with a view at LionRock Farm, on Oct. 1

cythiah@lakevillejournal.com

SHARON — The annual wine tasting fundraiser for the all-volunteer Sharon Fire Department and Ambulance Squad will offer more than just tastes of a wide variety of vintages.
For the first time, it will also offer stunning views of the nearby mountains, thanks to a change of venue. Held for the past two years on the Sharon Green, this year’s wine tasting (from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1) will be held at LionRock Farm in Sharon, near the Salisbury border.

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