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Pieter Lefferts of Sharon, Conn., will be among the 30 authors and illustrators to sign copies of their latest work at the 24th Annual Hotchkiss Library of Sharon Summer Book Signing. Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

Authors and Artists Put Pen to Paper, Again

The highly anticipated Hotchkiss Library of Sharon Annual Sharon Summer Book Signing in Sharon, Conn., will be held this year on Friday, Aug. 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

One of the eloquent sculptures. Photo contributed

Graceful, Elegant Drawings and Sculptures by Grausman

Portraiture in sculpture has long reflected the aspects of the culture rather than synthesizing the individuality of the subject.  

The  Egyptians idealized portraits, typified by the bust of Queen Nefertiti, which transcends mortality and depicts the subject without imperfections — a sacred god-like form. 

Ann Leary will be at the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon, Conn., 24th Annual Summer Book Signing on Aug. 5, along with 29 other authors and illustrators. Photo submitted

Finding Echoes of the 1920s in the 2020s

The last time Ann Leary came to the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon’s Annual Summer Book Signing in Sharon, Conn., it was 2016, and her book, “The Children,” was earning kudos for its sharp, funny portrait of an uber-Wasp family and their inherited lakeside house, somewhere in northwest Connecticut. 

Young performers get to share their razzle dazzle thanks to Sharon Playhouse education programs. Photo Submitted

Sharon Playhouse Education Program Discovers and Grows Young Talent of all Ages

Professional summer theater productions at the Sharon Playhouse  in Sharon, Conn., lure audiences to the area and have been doing so for years. The advantages to Northwest Corner towns are many.

Even the most modern families can enjoy watching old- fashioned family classics like “That Darn Cat” from 1965. Image from IMDB

The Lost Art of Innocent Summer Fun

Every August for 19 summers, my family and I would pack up my grandparents’ car and embark on our annual family vacation to Rhode Island.

It’s been almost seven years since our last trip together, but I can still picture our favorite beaches, summer rentals, traditions and routines as if we’d never left the beach.


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