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SHARON – Budgets were the focus of the Board of Finance meeting on Tuesday, March 21, as the Board of Education (BOE) and the Board of Selectmen (BOS) presented their proposed 2017-18 budgets and responded to finance board members’ questions.

Acquainting the finance board with the education proposal, BOE Chairman Doug Cahill noted that the budget total is down 0.17 percent from this year, a decrease of $11,446.  The new budget total is $6,675,063.  

The current enrollment of 155 students is expected to decline to an estimated 144, although enrollment...

Sharon

Tribute to Melva Bucksbaum in show at Sharon Historical Society

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SHARON — The Sharon Historical Society will host an exhibition and sale in honor of the late Melva Bucksbaum, called “Distaff in Sharon” that opens Sept. 10 and runs through Oct. 28.
Bucksbaum and her husband, Ray Learsy, were among the most important art collectors in the U.S. Pieces of their collection were on display and stored at the gallery they built on their Sharon property, known as The Granary. 

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Town Hall plan approved

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SHARON — The Board of Finance approved the transfer of funds for Town Hall repairs at a brief special meeting on  Thursday, Aug. 25.
Three regular board members and one alternate (who was authorized to vote) listened to First Selectman Brent Colley explain the repairs.

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Assembling a life as an artist

SHARON, Conn. — For most of the artists in the Second Act exhibition at Noble Horizons (which will open Sept. 23, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.), art was not something that entered their lives unexpectedly.

Most of the dozen or so painters and sculptors were engaged in creating work throughout most of their lives — but they all had “day jobs” and were not full-time artists.

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Maze this year has Pokemon Go theme

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SHARON — The first thing that many families will want to know is that the theme for this year’s corn maze at Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm is Pokemon Go, the new phone app sensation.
Farmer and maze creator Mike Bozzi said he doesn’t know for sure if there are any Poke creatures to be found in the maze; they kind of pop up and disappear at the whim of the Pokemon high command, off in the virtual world somewhere.

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Sharon Day Care unveils new section

With oohs, aahs — and goos, gaas
By Alexander Wilburn
 
SHARON — While there was no wine served at the Sharon Day Care Center open house celebration on Thursday evening, Aug. 25, there was juice, and plenty of cookies — so many cookies that the children (who had been let loose to play and pretend) couldn’t even finish half of the chocolate chip treats laid out for them. 

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Badge of honor for newly conserved farm

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SHARON — It was a long row to hoe, so to speak, but the Wike Brothers Farm on White Hollow Road in Sharon has been finally and happily put in conservation.
A plaque was placed on the property on Saturday, Aug. 27, sort of the conservation equivalent of earning a Boy Scout or Girl Scout badge after working hard on a project.

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Historical Society seeks new leader

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SHARON — The Sharon Historical Society & Museum (SHS) is currently seeking to fill the position of executive director to work with the Board of trustees and oversee the society’s general operations.
Brent Colley, SHS president and Sharon first selectman, told The Lakeville Journal about the challenges he and the society have faced without a director (former Executive Director Moira Conlin left in February, a little over a year after she was hired).

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In Sharon, growing food the way nature intended

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A garden party all about the literal birds and the bees

SHARON — The Millbrook Garden Club is more than 100 years old, and so it must be assumed its members know a thing or two about which flowers and foliage have come in and out of fashion. Last year the members took a look at one of their community efforts, an herb garden at the Sharon Audubon Center, and decided it was time for thyme to go.

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New cafe and caterer brings coffee, comestibles and cameraderie

SHARON — It hasn’t been open long — since Tuesday, Aug. 9, to be precise — but the storefront of J.P. Gifford Cafe & Catering Company is already bustling with business and excitement.
Co-owners Mike Moriarty and James Neunzig didn’t stray far from the successful formula they use at J.P. Gifford Market and Catering Company in Kent, although, as you can tell from the names, the new business is more cafe than market.

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