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New Crown and Hammer Owners: Live Music Coming in December

Photo by John Fitts

Photo by John Fitts

The new owners of the Crown and Hammer Restaurant and Pub said they will soon begin hosting live music.

Lisa Maurer, who recently purchased the business with her husband John, said details are still a work in progress but that the restaurant plans to begin having live music some time in December.

“The parameters are not fully set yet,” she said.

John Maurer said the first priority was to get the establishment up and running but that now there would be some additions, such as music and community involvement.

“Now we’re ready to pull the trigger,” he said. … Continue Reading

On Tuesday, Nov. 18: Drop-in Stories, Shopping Extravaganza, Flatbread Benefit, Trivia and More

Screen Shot 2014-11-17 at 10.53.07 PMThere are a wide variety of activities in Canton on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Those include a drop-in story time at Canton Public Library, the Cherry Brook PTO’s evening shopping extravaganza in the CBPS cafeteria, Tuesday night Trivia at Wilson’s, Flatbread’s benefit for dancEnlight and an Energy Committee meeting.

See details on those events and others in our calendar section.

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179 Pictures Releases First of The Tintype Recordings

Collinsville-based 179 Pictures has released the first video in its Tintype Recordings Series. For each band featured in the series, 179 Pictures recorded a music track, conducted interviews and produced an old-fashioned tintype image. Recordings took place at the historic Collins Company factory complex with the help of microphone manufacturer TELEFUNKEN.

See more here, as well as in this feature at CTNOW.

More about the wet-plate tintype process used by 179 Pictures can be seen at http://vimeo.com/82529390 … Continue Reading

Featured Event: dancEnlight Fundraiser is Tuesday

danceThe Flatbread Company is hosting a benefit for dancEnlight from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18. 

Diners will be entertained by Momentum, an Avon a cappella group and the Michael McDermott band. Try your luck with raffle items or enjoy the sale of Chinese calligraphy crafts. A portion of each Flatbread sale benefits the cause.

dancEnlight’s mission is dedicated to fostering the arts through excellence in dance, education and artistic collaboration in a tapestry of Eastern and Western culture & ideas. dancEnlight strives to enrich the community, enlighten audiences of all ages, and inspire cultural development, locally and globally. … Continue Reading

A Scrap Metal Drive, Canton Takes on Avon, New West Guitar Group and More

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A historic football game, a scrap metal drive and several live music events will be happening in Canton Saturday. For more details on the above happenings, see our calendar page.

With the help of Canton Main Street, Canton Compass is working hard to improve its calendar. You can now select several different views and filter by category. Are your events missing? From the calendar page, find the post your event button above the listings, fill out the fields and hit the submit button. Email cantoncompass@gmail.com for more information or questions. … Continue Reading

This Weekend: A 50-Year Friends of the Library Celebration, CHS Football, Poetry, Live Music, An Art Opening, A Fall Book Sale, and More

Melissa Ferrick plays Bridge Street Live on Saturday night.

Melissa Ferrick plays Bridge Street Live on Saturday night.

In Canton, it’s a weekend full of live music, art shows, poetry, football, a 50-year Friends of the Canton Public Library celebration, and much more. See the event listings in our events calendar.  … Continue Reading

Art Gallery/Tattoo Parlor Proposed for River Street in Collinsville

A Connecticut-based artist has proposed a gallery and tattoo parlor for a second-floor space in this River Street building.

A Connecticut-based artist has proposed a gallery and tattoo parlor for a second-floor space in this River Street building.

Artist Kevin Stiles is seeking a special permit for an art gallery and tattoo parlor at 5-7 River St. in Collinsville.

According to paperwork filed with the Canton Land Use office, Stiles is looking to occupy approximately 700 square feet on the second floor of the building, above The Village Sweet Shoppe. The vision for the business is to use approximately three quarters of the space as an art gallery. Tattooing would be done behind a screened area, the application states.

Stiles is applying for a special permit in a business zone, a requirement for tattoo parlors under the town’s zoning regulations. The matter is slated to be part of the Planning and Zoning Commission’s agenda on Nov. 19, land-use officials said.

Canton Compass will share more details as they are available.

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Images of Canton: An Open Mic Finale

Chris Sheehan and Danny Reilert break out in song at the end of the Wednesday night open mic at the Crown and Hammer.

Chris Sheehan and Danny Reilert break out in song at the end of the Wednesday night open mic at the Crown and Hammer.

Musician Danny Reilert hosted the last currently scheduled open mic at the Crown and Hammer Wednesday night. Reilert has hosted the event, which recently was slated every other week, for the past three years. The restaurant is scheduled for sale and the incoming owners have told Canton Compass that no final decision has been made regarding music. The current owners will be closing at 4 p.m. on Sunday. The restaurant is slated to be sold next week and will close for a short time during the transition. See more here… Continue Reading

Images of Canton: An Artistic Tribute to Collinsville

Kate McAllister works on an outdoor mural next to the porch at Wilson's Pub. McAllister is incorporating many of the people and places of Collinsville. Included are tributes to the late Billy Wilson and Mark Quattro as well as various aspects of Collinsville history. It remains a work in progress.  Photo by John Fitts

Kate McAllister works on an outdoor mural next to the porch at Wilson’s Pub. McAllister is incorporating many of the people and places of Collinsville. Included are tributes to the late Billy Wilson and Mark Quattro as well as various aspects of Collinsville history. It remains a work in progress.
Photo by John Fitts

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Gallery on the Green Awards 17 Artists in Juried Exhibition

Artist Hans Stargardter receives an award for his work in pewter and brass from Kristin McNally and Mark Snyder. Photo by Tom Cameron

Artist Hans Stargardter receives an award for his work in pewter and brass from Kristin McNally and Mark Snyder.
Photo by Tom Cameron

Courtesy of Tom Cameron  

The Canton Artist’s Guild held a Gala opening and awards ceremony for the 47th Annual Open Juried Exhibition at the Gallery on the Green in Canton on Saturday, Oct. 18. The juror was Susan Ballek, Director and CEO of the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington.

There were 17 awards for the more than 80 work accepted in the exhibition. Generous contributions from these sponsors funded many of these awards: Charles & Doris Currier, Jeff & Marcia Reid Marsted, The Maxwell Shepherd Memorial Arts Fund, Collinsville Savings Society, Union Savings Bank, A. J. Quality Roofing, Greg Eristoty, Mark G. Snyder, Smith, Edwards, McCoy Architects, Jerry’s Artarama, Jeffrey Shoham, Penny Doyle and William Godfrey. … Continue Reading

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