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Sharon Things - Local Happenings for Sharon Springs

Written By The Mountain Eagle on 4/19/24 | 4/19/24

Illegal dumping at Bowmaker Pond in Sharon Springs, cleaned up by State DOT.


By Alexis Pencar

Hey Neighbors!

The “Spring-like” conditions were welcome this past week. I saw the grass change a few shades of green on those few glorious days of sun. The beautiful and bright yellow daffodils have popped up overnight and are a welcome sign of the beginning to the season!

After all the rain, look out for more cloudy and cool weather with lows revisiting the 30s. Some nicer days expected late next week with full sun and highs close to 60!

There was garbage that was illegally dumped at Bowmaker Pond this last week. It was mainly “building debris and mattresses” and definitely was upsetting to the community at large and met with comments on social media. It was determined that NY State DOT cleaned the mess up. As a small community we need to hold each other accountable, so a simple reminder to follow the rules AND if you see something, say something. BIG thanks to those that helped to get this issue corrected.

Happy Birthday to Megan Mahoney! Wish her a big Happy Birthday if you see her around town!

The big Easter Egg Hunt at SSCS sponsored by KNK Landscaping is this weekend, Saturday, April 20th at 12 PM.

The Sharon Springs Rescue Squad is a cornerstone of the community! With many active members, they are always looking for new volunteers for Drivers, First Responders, Social Members, and EMT’s. SSRS will fund any training that is needed. SSRS meets the first Monday of the month at 7 PM and would be happy to answer any questions on how to support your community.  

The American Legion Post 1269 of Sharon Springs is looking for new members! If you are interested in becoming an American Legion member, volunteering, or even donating to the many wonderful causes the Legion supports, please contact Commander Paul Todd at (518) 649-0024 for more information.

Sharon Springs Free Library News from New Library Director Meghan Keaney: This month's book for book discussion is called Circling the Sun by Paula McLain. The story follows a remarkable young woman named Beryl Markham, whose adventurous spirit and determination defy convention in colonial Kenya. Book discussion will take place here at the library on Friday, May 17th, 2024 at 6:00 PM. Anyone who would like to join can check out a copy of this book in either regular print, large print, or as an audiobook. 

Our Annual Book Giveaway is upon us! Come on down to the library this Saturday, April 20th from 10 AM to 4 PM to fill your box or bags up with books and DVD's. Monetary donations will be collected at the door. We would like to also thank every volunteer and community member that has donated items and/or their time thus far. We hope to see you all on Saturday!

Storytime is every Thursday with our lovely Youth Librarian, JoAnn, at 10 AM. Come and enjoy the fun! 

The Library is back to regular hours as of April 1st. They are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays from 3:00 - 8:00 PM, Mondays & Thursdays from 10:00 - 6:00 PM, Saturdays 10:00 -1:00 PM, and Sundays - Closed. 

For more Library information please contact (518) 284-3126.

The Sharon Springs Food Pantry is an excellent local resource for all! They are located in the United Methodist Church on Route 20, across from the school (511 US Route 20, Sharon’s Springs, NY 13459). They are always accepting donations! If you or someone you know is in need of the Pantry, the hours are Thursday 9:00 -10:30 AM and 5:00 - 6:30 PM. For more information please contact (518) 284-2687 or follow them on Facebook.

Worship Services

The Sharon Reformed Church (6858 State Route 10, Sharon Springs, NY 13459) offers weekly service at 10:30 am. Contact at (518) 234-2387 for more details.

The Sharon Springs United Methodist Church (511 State Route 20, Sharon Springs, NY, 13459) offers weekly service at 10:30 am. Contact at (518) 284-2200 for more details.

The St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church (24 Maple Avenue, Cherry Valley, NY 13320) offers weekly mass at 10:00 am. Reminder: confession is available 30 minutes before every mass. Contact at (607) 264-3779 for more details.

The Zion St. John’s Lutheran Church Seward (114 Mesick Ave, Cobleskill, NY 12043) offers weekly service on Sundays at 9:00 am. Contact at (518) 234-3222 for more details.

Cornerstone Baptist Church (7274 Route 10, Ames, NY 13317). Sunday Service is at 10:00 am. All are welcome. Contact (518) 673 3405 for more details.

Sharon Sr. Congregate Meal Site

Local residents are invited to enjoy good company and a noon-time meal year round (except holidays) at the Schoharie County OFA’s “Spa Ritz” Sr. Congregate Meal Site at the Firehouse at 137 Beechwood Rd. M-W-F. 8 oz of 1% milk is served with each meal. Orders for meals must be called into the OFA office at (518) 295-2001 before 2 p.m. for the following day. Effective January 1st the suggested donation for those 60 years old and older is $5.00 per meal. Under age 60? You’re welcome to participate for a fee of $7.50 per meal.

To share community news, upcoming events, business specials, adjusted hours, birthdays, anniversaries, or even an outstanding resident, please contact me directly at (772) 971-1410 or alexis.pencar@gmail.com. Have a great week! Thanks!


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