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A highlight of the 60th anniversary party at the Sharon Pharmacy was the presence of Kathryn Heacox-Hayden, who together with her late husband Ed Heacox opened the doors of the new business on July 3, 1961.  In this photo, daughter-in-law Josie Heacox is pausing to share a memory or two at the party that attracted the appreciative community on Saturday, July 3, marking 60 years to the day. Photo by Leila Hawken

Celebrating 60 years of the Sharon Pharmacy, a community staple

SHARON — Sharon Pharmacy threw a magnificent anniversary party to celebrate 60 years to the day of serving its community since its opening on July 3, 1961. The whole Heacox family was there to welcome the public to a birthday bash with generous hospitality.

John-Paul Philippe of Sharon created a mural for the side wall at J.P. Gifford. Photo by Leila Hawken

Outdoor art a cause for celebration in Sharon

SHARON — The introduction of public art in the form of four new murals on West Main Street was enough to bring folks out of their homes for an afternoon of conviviality on Saturday, July 3. It was a well-planned low-key outdoor event, proof that the pandemic is on the wane.

Gypsy moth caterpillars have destroyed trees throughout the Tri-state region. Photo by Peter Steiner

Gypsy moths will cycle through this year and likely next, weather dependent

SHARON — Gypsy moths are making a periodic appearance in the area, this being the first year of their expected cycle, according to a report heard at the regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday, June 22. 

Residents concerned about speeding motorists on their roads participated in a townwide forum organized by the Board of Selectmen at the Veteran’s Field pavilion on Wednesday, June 23. Photo by Leila Hawken

Community forum seeks answers to speeding problem

SHARON — Calling for action to curtail speeding motorists, more than 35 Sharon residents attended a forum on Wednesday, June 23, on speeding at the pavilion at Veteran’s Field to hear from a traffic expert as well as from each other.

The promotion ceremony for the Class of 2021 on Wednesday, June 16, was held on the lawn in front of Sharon Center School. Following the ceremony, students and their parents did a celebratory tour in motor vehicles through town. Photo by Lans Christensen

Tears and laughter for 17 in Sharon Center’s class of 2021

SHARON — Families and eighth graders spread out in a semi circle on the lawn in front of Sharon Center School on a beautiful evening for an (almost) traditional promotions ceremony on June 16 for the 17 students in the Class of 2021.


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