Saturday, August 6, 2011
Sharon Patch looks back at its top stories from the past week.
On Saturday, Your Patch Passport took readers on a Sharon restaurant tour. On Sunday, Sharon Patch featured a Sharon High School alum who had done two Swim Across America events this summer. And Sharon Patch previewed Wednesday night's Island Castaways Band concert at Memorial Park Beach. On Monday, Sharon Patch updated readers on Sharon Commons. And readers met SHS grad Rebecca Tran, who has designed a park for the acre next to the Wilber School Apartments. On Tuesday, Sharon Patch reported that selectmen chose Athol Fire Chief James Wright as the town's new chief. And that Sharon Civil Defense planned to promote awareness of the town's AM 1630 emergency radio station during Square Jam. On Wednesday, Sharon Patch reported that selectmen …
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Great blues band and beautiful weather leave elbow room scarce at 17th annual Square Jam Thursday night.
Lines comparable to holiday shopping season stood outside Sharon's Post Office Square shops and restaurants Thursday evening. Sharon's 17th Annual Square Jam filled the downtown with all ages eager to try free food offered by some town eateries and learn about local groups and causes at tables set up throughout the square, which was closed to traffic. Roomful of Blues performed on a special stage erected for the event. Sponsoring the event were the Wilber School Apartments/Beacon Communities, NStar, Comcast, Eastern Bank and the Rotary Club of Sharon.
Who's going to Square Jam?
Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1. Joey G. performs at 2:30 p.m. at EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Sharon. 2. Sharon's 17th Annual Square Jam, featuring Roomful of Blues, is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Post Office Square. 3. The Spring Valley Country Club will Play For P.I.N.K. (Prevention, Immediate Diagnosis, New Technology, and Knowledge), a national charity that uses “lifestyle and sporting events to raise funds for breast cancer research," according to www.playforpink.org. The tournament will tee off at 1:30 p.m. and is expected to last until 5:30 p.m. At 6 p…
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Roomful of Blues to perform a lot from 'Hook, Line & Sinker,' released in January.
Casual fans of Square Jam's featured act may hear a lot of unfamiliar tunes Thursday night. Roomful of Blues will perform a number of selections from "Hook, Line & Sinker," the CD it released in January, as well as mix in older music, bandleader and guitarist Chris Vachon says. The CD gave the eight-piece band a recording with vocalist Phil Pemberton, who joined the group about 18 months ago, Vachon says. "He's got great range," Vachon says. "He pretty well handles everything we've done. We really got lucky." Sharon's 17th Annual Square Jam is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Post Office Square. The band enjoys such venues, Vachon says. "We like to play outside, because you get younger people, too, so you get a bigger audience," he says. "It's a lot…
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Planning your week? Here are some Sharon happenings to consider.
Every Sunday, Sharon Patch will highlight some of the events happening during the coming week. So if you're looking for something fun or interesting to do, or a cause to support, you'll find some ideas right here. Monday: The second Combined Temples Charity Golf Tournament is at 7:30 a.m. at Canton's Brookmeadow Country Club. Tuesday: The Sharon Board of Selectmen meets at 7 p.m. at the Sharon Town Offices. The fire chief search is on the agenda. Wednesday: The Island Castaways Band performs at 7 p.m. at the Memorial Park Beach bandstand, the latest in this summer's Wednesday night concert series. Thursday: Joey G. performs at 2:30 p.m. at Epoch Senior Healthcare of Sharon.And, Sharon's 17th Annual Square Jam, featuring Roomful of Blues, …
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Residents have a 'Roomful' of reasons to attend upcoming Square Jam.
This year's Sharon Square Jam will bring back memories for Town Administrator Benjamin Puritz. Roomful of Blues performed at a Westerly, R.I. club 33 years ago, with, by chance, Puritz in the audience. So when Sharon resident and music industry veteran Lee Shapiro suggested booking the eight-piece band for Sharon's 17th annual Square Jam on Thursday, Aug. 4, Puritz was pleased. "They've been a Rhode Island stalwart and institution, and played literally all over the world," Puritz says. "They have a great depth of talent. They're appropriate for an outdoor venue such as Square Jam. They have unusual appeal, a broad range, a lot of energy." Square Jam is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4 in Post Office Square, at the corner of Billings …