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Mogul-Oriented Ski Site Takes a Closer Look at Sundown’s Newest Trail in the Making

September 8, 2014 Outdoors, Sports No Comments

 

Progress on the new trail Satan's Stairway as seen from the bottom of Ski Sundown.

Progress on the new trail Satan’s Stairway as seen from the bottom of Ski Sundown.

MogulSkiing.Net recently visited Ski Sundown to get a closer look Satan’s Stairway, the new trail the resort is building for the 2014-2015 ski season. 

Satan’s Stairway is mountain’s first new trail since the early 1980s. To cut the trail, Ski Sundown worked with the Canton Land Conservation Trust and the Perry family, both of whom lease land to the resort. See more about the trail in this earlier Canton Compass post here.

The  MogulSkiing.Net report can be found at http://mogulskiing.net/index.php/articles/ski-sundown-satan-s-stairway-preview.html

 

Several Residents Near Planned Industrial Park Petition for Supermajority Vote on Zone Change Proposal

Several local residents have filed a petition with the town, hoping to force a supermajority vote for a request to change some 30 acres of Canton land from residential to industrial.

Satan’s Kingdom, LLC is requesting the change for approximately 30 out of 39 acres at 674 and 684 Albany Turnpike. The company was successful in getting a similar change for 18.47 acres of abutting land in New Hartford. Satan’s Kingdom, LLC managing member Allan Borghesi has stated his plans for an industrial park spanning both towns. … Continue Reading

Fall Discovery Days at Roaring Brook Nature Center

Screen Shot 2014-08-30 at 4.43.14 PMDiscovery Days is Roaring Brook Nature Center’s enrichment series for children in pre-school and in grades K—3.

The cost of each four week session is $40 for members, $50 for nonmembers unless noted. Discounts are extended to families with multiple children attending during the same time period. Portions of the program are held outdoors, please dress accordingly.

Call (860) 693-0263 for more information.

TWO By TWOs2 1/2 – 3 year olds

Tuesday morning programs for young child and a parent /grand-parent provide an introduction to the world of nature through seasonal autumn topics. Sign up for one or more sessions.

$20.00 for members, $25.00 for nonmembers.

Meets Tuesdays   10—11 am

     Session I: September 16 & 23

     Session II: October 14 & 21

     Session III: November 11 & 18

Session IV: December 9 & 16

 

EXPLORING TOGETHER3 – 5 year olds

The program introduces pre-school children and a parent to seasonal changes in the natural world and gives parent and child an opportunity to learn together. A younger sibling may attend for a $10 discount, no charge for siblings under two.

Meets Fridays 10—11 am OR afternoons 1:15—2:15 pm

      Session I: September 19, 26; October 3, 10

     Session II: October 17, 24, 31; November 7

     Session III: November 14, 21; December 5, 12

 

EXPLORATIONS — Grades K-3

Enrichment programs for elementary school age youngsters

Meets Thursday afternoons: 3:45—5:00 pm

A Season of Colors

Fall is a season of brilliant colors. What is color? How is color used in nature? Which trees have the most colorful leaves and why? Which animals have the best color vision?

Meets September 18; October 2, 9, 16

Under a Blanket of Leaves

Fall is coming to a close and animals are getting ready for the upcoming winter. Learn what preparations are taking place under the layer of leaves.

Meets October 23, 30; November 6, 13

Frozen

Learn about the real magic of winter. We will explore the changes that are taking place along the trails, find out why snowflakes have six points, why ice floats, what is the best snow for making snowmen (like Olaf), why certain animals (like Sven, the reindeer) are adapted to survive winter, and why we don’t have eternal winter.

Meets November 20; December 4, 11, 18

 

EXPLORATIONS TOO — Grades 4 and up

NEW! Enrichment programs for older students.

Discover what is happening on our trails or in the world. Each week we will meet to learn about new scientific findings or environmental topics and spend time outdoors making our own discoveries.

Meets Wednesday afternoons: 3:45—5:00 pm

Session I: September 17; Oct 1, 8, 15

Session II: October 22, 29; November 5, 12

Session III: November 19; December 3, 10, 17

 

HOME SCHOOLERS PROGRAM – Wednesdays in the Woods

Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:30 pm* (except as noted)

Session I: October 8, 15, 22*

Session II: October 29, November 5, 12*

*Oct 22 & Nov 12 classes will be held from 1 —3 pm

Home School classes explore the wonders of our woods, fields and stream. Each class will investigate a different aspect of a central theme, complete with hands-on experiments & plenty of time outdoors. Classes comply with CT State Science Standards for grades pre-K to Grade 2. Please visit www.roaringbrook.org or call the Center

(860) 693-0263 for a class outline.

 Geared for children ages 5-8 with an adult. Class sizes are limited, please register early.

Cost: $60 members, $75 nonmembers per child per session.

Pre-registration required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selectmen Might Seek Grant for Public River Access, Park Amenities

TOCAt their meeting Wednesday, Board of Selectmen members briefly discussed the possibility of seeking a grant to help create public access to the Farmington River and more recreational amenities on its banks.

The conversation was part of discussions on what the town might look for under the state’s Small Town Economic Assistance Program in 2015. The grants are up to $500,000 for town capital projects. Not every project is awarded funding but this year Canton received that maximum amount for improvements at Mills Pond Park. 

Selectmen said that if voters approve plans for a new public works facility project this fall, it might present a good chance to move forward with plans for the current garage site on the banks of the Farmington River. … Continue Reading

Sept. 17 Hearing on Proposed Satan’s Kingdom Zone Change Will Take Place at Canton High School

Residents attend a recent Economic Development Agency Meeting at which Allan Borghesi spoke of his plans for an industrial park in Canton.

Residents attend a recent Economic Development Agency Meeting at which Allan Borghesi spoke of his plans for an industrial park.

A public hearing on Satan’s Kingdom, LLC’s plan to change approximately 31 acres of land near the Farmington River from residential to Industrial will take place at Canton High School the evening of Sept. 17. It will be held in the Canton High School auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

In June, the New Hartford Planning and Zoning Commission approved a zone change of 18.47 acres in that town for industrial use and Satan’s Kingdom, LLC Managing Partner Allan Borghesi has stated his intention to build an industrial park on the land in both towns. In Canton, the company is looking to change 30.386 acres of approximately 39 acres of land it owns off of Route 44. … Continue Reading

Images of Canton: Sunflowers at Bristol’s Farm

August 8, 2014 Business, Outdoors, Photos No Comments
Sunflowers at Bristol's Farm on Route 44 in Canton. Flowers are available in the farm store.http://www.bristolsfarmmarket.com Photo by John Fitts

Sunflowers at Bristol’s Farm on Route 44 in Canton. Flowers are available in the farm store.http://www.bristolsfarmmarket.com
Photo by John Fitts

 

Revised Survey Map, Zoning Map Amendment Filed for Satan’s Kingdom, LLC’s Proposed Zone Change

Satan’s Kingdom, LLC has filed a revised survey map and revised zoning map amendment for its proposal to change 30.386 acres of Canton land along Route 44 from residential to Industrial. The proposal will likely be set for a public hearing at the Sept. 17, 2014 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. The revisions are largely technical in nature due to some inconsistencies with the town’s new zoning regulations. See more details in our previous story here and the documents below.

REVISED Application

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Satan’s Kingdom, LLC Formally Applies to Re-Zone 30 Acres of Canton Land for Industrial Use

photo1-9Satan’s Kingdom, LLC has filed an application to change 30.386 acres of approximately 39 acres of land it owns off of Route 44 in Canton from residential to Industrial.

In June, the New Hartford Planning and Zoning Commission approved a zone change of 18.47 acres in that town for industrial use and Satan’s Kingdom, LLC Managing Partner Allan Borghesi indicated his desire to seek such a change for abutting land in Canton as well. … Continue Reading

Journalist Exploring Route 44 Walks Through Canton Wednesday

Dan Haar photographs a scene at The Junk Shop. In background is shop owner Eric Hathaway.  Photo by John Fitts

Dan Haar photographs a scene at The Junk Shop. In background is shop owner Eric Hathaway.
Photo by John Fitts

On Wednesday, Courant columnist Dan Haar walked the Canton stretch of Route 44 as part of a 106-mile journey through the state. The trip from Salisbury to Putnam began July 7 and is part of the newspaper’s 250th anniversary celebration.  … Continue Reading

Featured Event: Register Now for Next Month’s Lobster Loop

lobster(Submitted) The 23rd annual Lobster Loop 5k road race and non-competitive health walk will be held on the Canton Town Green, at the corner of Route 44 and Dowd Avenue on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. This event is hosted by the Canton Middle School PTO and all fund raising proceeds will benefit technology updates for the Middle School. … Continue Reading

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7:30 am Canton Food Bank @ Trinity Episcopal Church
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The Canton Food Bank is accepting fresh produce (as well as non-perishables of course!) every Tuesday from 7:30am-9:30am. Please keep them, and those less fortunate in our community, in mind as your backyard gardens begin to bloom and produce a bountiful harvest!  
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Daily Mass @ St. Patrick Church
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