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Industry Weapon assists WaterFire Sharon

WaterFire Sharon is excited to partner with digital signage stalwart, Industry Weapon (IW).  The August 23rd event will feature a digital display located near the merchandise tent and will stream real-time social media posts as well as information about WaterFire and events.   Wh
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Children’s Activity Tent

The Children’s programming for WaterFire Sharon Origins will focus on scientific discovery and old school fun as diverse community organizations come together to provide educational play experiences for our younger visitors. Students and faculty from Laurel Technical Institute (LTI) a
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Leon Sam Briggs to Perform Traditional Blessing on the Shenango

Leon Sam Briggs, is an enrolled Tonawanda Seneca whose native name is Hoya’degayhus – (he helps always) hawk clan.  In 2004, he was ordained as a spiritual leader of the American Metis Aboriginal Association. Briggs will perform a traditional blessing called “smudging” at WaterFire on
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WaterFire Sharon Welcomes the Sharpsville Blue Devil Jazz Band

The Sharpsville Blue Devil Jazz Band, under the direction of Jacob Moon, is consistently one of the best high school jazz bands in our area. The ensemble has a proud history of performing for festivals at a number of venues including Westminster College, Seneca Valley High School, Mer
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Artist Spotlight: Jeff Piper

WaterFire Sharon welcomes back artist, Jeff Piper.  Jeff  lives in North East Ohio with his wife Molly and 3 sons.  Jeff Has been a high school art teacher for 10 years as his main career, but paints and displays his work in his free time.  He currently displays his work in Columbus,
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WaterFire Sharon Welcomes the Six Nations Iroquois Dancers

The Six Nations Iroquois Dancers are a collective group of individuals and all citizens of the Haudenosaunee (Also known as Iroquois) Confederacy. The group is led by Tonawanda Seneca,  Jamie Jacobs who is of the Turtle Clan (the Seneca are one of the six tribes comprising the Haudeno
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Volunteer Spotlight: Ted Stainbrook

Ted Stainbrook is a veteran WaterFire Sharon fire tender. Since the very first event, he’s been on board a boat from dusk until the fires go out, making sure the flames crackle and burn for the revelers on the shores. Stainbrook, 59, lives in Sharon and works as an orderly at Sharon R
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WaterFire Sharon Welcomes the Boardman Jazz Ensemble

The Boardman High School Jazz Ensemble has performed at numerous jazz festivals, community events, and concerts including venues at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Fat Fish Blue in Cleveland, and South Street Seaport, Trump Plaza, B.B. King’s Blues Club, and Swing 46 in New York Ci
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Volunteer Spotlight: Tracy Schliep

Since organizers announced plans to hold WaterFire in Sharon, Tracy Schliep has been on board and active behind the scenes. ” It’s been a lot of time and hard work, but it’s great to see it pay off.  I think you can tell by the number of people and revenue that WaterFire brought
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Artist Spotlight: Michael Paglia

WaterFire Sharon is proud to welcome back Michael Paglia.  Born in Kissimmee, FL, Michael moved with his family to New Wilmington, PA in the Shenango Valley at age 1.  He spent approx. 14 years in this area.  His father is from Ellwood City so Michael has many relatives in Western PA.
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