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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 teen achieves high Scout rank

SHARON — Liam Sweeney of Sharon recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout. His accomplishment was recognized in a ceremony at the Christ Church Episcopal in Sharon on Saturday, August 12.
Eagle Scout is the highest rank in Boy Scouting. Only 6 percent of Scouts reach that level.
One of the requirements for attaining Eagle Scout is completing a service project helpful to the community or an institution in it. Liam organized and completed the renovation of a pump house in the Sharon Historic District.

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Trash and blight discussed at meeting

SHARON — Transfer station plans were discussed at the Tuesday, Aug. 8, meeting of the Sharon Board of Selectmen, with resident William Kelsey raising concerns again about those plans and the need for scales to monitor the weight of trash as it is deposited.
The scales, which cost about $23,000, were eliminated from the plans and can not be added back at this point.

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Smithsonian eye on elusive narwhal

SHARON — After decades of research into the elusive narwhal, Sharon dentist Martin Nweeia and his team have created a major narwhal exhibit based on their Arctic expeditions. The exhibit was celebrated with an Aug. 3 opening at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. The interactive exhibit will run until 2019.
Native to the Arctic and Greenland, a narwhal is a medium-sized whale, toothless except for a single straight tusk projecting forward through, not under, its upper lip.

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Peppery salts

Martha McGann turned antique salt-and-pepper shakers into ornaments; her husband, John McGann, pictured, sold them at last weekend’s Sharon Crafts Fair. Story, another photo, Fair weather and local fare at Sharon craft fair.

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Not bragging, but Alice Lewis is 104 years old and counting

SHARON — Alice (Bonhotel) Lewis, like many other people who grew up in Sharon, attended school on Hilltop Road. Like other students, she remembers teachers helping her with her worst subject, arithmetic, until she was good at it. She also remembers walking a sick classmate home at the end of the day one time.

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Equestrian-inspired art at new shop

SHARON — Husband and wife Richard and Roz Roney-Dougal, native Brits who have long dwelled stateside, have traded the glamor of the equestrian community in the American south for a life above the Mason-Dixon line in a region that reminds them a bit more of home. 
“We’ve missed England, and the landscape here is so reminiscent of it,” Roz said. “It’s beautiful and we’re very, very glad we moved.”

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Themed dinners for fun, fundraising

SHARON – The Sharon Playhouse has announced some new productions. But they are not at the theater. Instead, the “stages” are local homes, and the “performances” are a series of what the Playhouse is calling Salon Dinners — each with a theme.
There are two hands-on cooking-class salons. In one, Ryohei Yamamoto, a Sharon weekender who has been delighting his New York City clients with delicious food and amazing floral décor, will teach authentic Japanese cooking at his home. 

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Fair weather and local fare at Sharon craft fair

SHARON — “Don’t listen to the weatherman!” proclaimed Matt Andrulis Mette, director of Sharon’s Parks and Recreation Commission. Why the malice toward meteorologists? Andrulis Mette was standing on the Sharon Green on a sunny afternoon, Saturday, Aug. 5, knowing that all his plans had gone right — albeit just a little late. 
Despite the fine weather, early forecasts of storms and showers had taken a visible toll on attendance for the annual summer Arts and Crafts Fair. 

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Eagle Watch: Not flying yet, but getting better

SHARON — The eaglet that was rescued in Salisbury by Sharon Audubon after being abandoned by its family is doing well, reported Sunny Bettley, who is Audubon’s wildlife rehabilitator and outreach specialist. 

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Papers signed: Sharon Hospital now part of Health Quest

SHARON — The hallways were buzzing with activity at Sharon Hospital on Tuesday, Aug. 1, but happily not because of any kind of massive health incident. 
On Tuesday, the hospital officially joined the Health Quest group. Administrative and medical staff were busy throughout the day changing their email addresses, getting new identification cards, doing all kinds of tedious paperwork. 

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