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Images of Canton: ‘Supermoon’ Over Collinsville

July 13, 2014 Outdoors, Photos No Comments

 

Photo by Tom Cameron.

Photo by Tom Cameron.

Photographer Tom Cameron was kind enough to share these ‘Supermoon’ photos he captured Saturday night.

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Images of Canton: A Little FROZEN Magic Comes to Town

Logan Butler of Farmington tosses a snowball as part of the fun at the Shoppes at Farmington Valley Saturday night.  Photo by John Fitts

Logan Butler of Farmington tosses a snowball as part of the fun at the Shoppes at Farmington Valley Saturday night.
Photo by John Fitts

It was a popular week at the Shoppes at Farmington Valley’s Outdoor movie showing of FROZEN Saturday night. In addition to the film itself, the pre-show was packed with fun. Ski Sundown, in conjunction with the International Skating Center of Connecticut, provided some snow and related games for the evening and  Fly By Night Entertainment produced other pre-show entertainment. Other participants included 96.5 TIC FM, ShopRite of Canton, the Flatbread Company  and, as always, chair rentals and popcorn donations benefitted Gifts of Love. Other efforts also benefit charity. ShopRite, for example, donates proceeds from its Snack Booth to Partners in Caring, an initiative for local food banks. 

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Images of Canton: Cruise Night

July 9, 2014 Outdoors, Photos No Comments
Cruise Night takes place every Wednesday evening at Reno's Drive-In on Route 44.

Cruise Night takes place every Wednesday evening at Reno’s Drive-In on Route 44.

Every Wednesday evening car enthusiasts gather at Reno’s Drive-In on Route 44 in Canton to showcase their vehicles, share stories and talk.

“It’s really social,” said Larry Boardman, president of Valley Collector Car Club. “We get to see other cars. We talk cars and other things.”

Approximately six weeks ago, Reno’s owner Reno Benson started the event. He enlisted members of the car club to get it going but it’s not a club event and is open to everyone. … Continue Reading

Developer: Zone Change Request for Route 44 Property Should Come in Next Couple Weeks

 

Allan Borghesi talks about plans for the Satan's Kingdom, LLC property.

Allan Borghesi talks about plans for the Satan’s Kingdom, LLC property.

In a presentation to the Canton Economic Development Agency Tuesday night, Satan’s Kingdom, LLC managing member Allan Borghesi said he plans to file a zone change application within a couple weeks for land the company owns in Canton.

The company recently received the approval of New Hartford’s Planning and Zoning Commission to change a little more than 18 acres in that town from residential to industrial park.

In Canton, the company owns a little more than 20 acres at 674 Albany Turnpike and a little more than 18 acres at 684 Albany Turnpike, according to town records at the assessor’s office. … Continue Reading

Collinsville Featured as Part of the ‘Discover Small Town America Tour’

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Collinsville has been featured as part of the “Discover Small Town America,” by Bart and Rorie Russell. 

The two are “proprietors” of  Everything Small Town™ and began the tour approximately one year ago.

The two, who are from Connecticut, visited local businesses, noted significant architecture and walked the Farmington River Trail

See what they had to say at http://discoversmalltownamerica.com/2014/07/06/discover-your-own-small-towns/#more-126

 

Murphy, Esty Coming to Canton to Formally Announce Passage of Collinsville Renewable Energy Promotion Act

New England Hydropower's conceptual drawing,  upstream view, of power generation at the upper dam.  Courtesy image

New England Hydropower’s conceptual drawing, upstream view, of power generation at the upper dam.
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On Tuesday, July 1, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) are slated  join Canton First Selectman Richard Barlow and formally announcing the passage of the Collinsville Renewable Energy Promotion Act into federal law.

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Images of Canton: Troop 77 Flag Retiring

On June 21, nine boys and three leaders of Boy Scout Troop 77 retired 96 full size and hundreds of of little flags that had been at graves of our US veterans. The ceremony took place just below Town Bridge. 

Photo by Steve Kucia.

Photo by Steve Kucia.

Photo by Steve Kucia.

Photo by Steve Kucia.

Photo by Steve Kucia.

Photo by Steve Kucia.

Photo by Steve Kucia.

Photo by Steve Kucia.

Photo by Steve Kucia.

Photo by Steve Kucia.

Canton Residents Accept $500,000 for Improvements at Mills Pond Park

The Pool House at Mills Pond.  Photo by John Fitts

The Pool House at Mills Pond.
Photo by John Fitts

Canton residents who attended a special town meeting Wednesday unanimously approved accepted a state grant of $500,000 for improvements at Mills Pond Park.

Recently the town was notified that it had received the Small Town Economic Assistance Program funds, which are for:

  • $350,000 is for improvements to the pool house,
  • $90,000 for a revamped skate park and design,
  • $26,000 for tennis and basketball court resurfacing
  • $15,000 to develop a master plan for the park.

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Images of Canton: Chamber Hosts Annual Golf Classic at Farmington Woods

Gary Roman, president and CEO of Collinsville Savings, a platinum sponsor.  Photo by John Fitts

Gary Roman, president and CEO of Collinsville Savings, a platinum sponsor.
Photo by John Fitts

The Canton Chamber of Commerce recently held its 21st annual Golf Classic at Farmington Woods.

A portion of the proceeds support the Chamber’s annual Canton High School scholarships, awarded to seniors seeking higher education in business or pursuing an entrepreneurial endeavor.

The tournament’s Platinum Sponsors were A. R. Godbout & Co., Collinsville Savings Society, Simsbury Bank and The Shoppes at Farmington Valley. A putting contest was sponsored by the Seniors Job Bank.

Hole-in-one prize opportunities were provided by Chamber-member businesses: a 2014 Chevrolet Impala from O’Neill’s Chevrolet Buick, a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Sport from Northwest Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, a one-year lease on a 2014 Ford Escape from Mitchell Auto Group, a Trek 7.3 FX bicycle from Benidorm Bikes and choice of a Weber Genesis E-330 or S-330 propane grill from Larsen Ace Hardware.

See more about the chamber at http://cantonchamberofcommerce.com

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Mills Pond Pool Will Open June 21

IMG_2938Mills Pond Park Pool will open for the season on June 21, according to an email from the Canton Parks and Recreation Department. Opening weekend admission is free to residents.

Pool Memberships are available for purchase at www.cantonrec.org , over the phone at 860-693-5808, or in person at the Parks and Recreation Office at 40 Dyer Ave. Membership is also available in person at the pool. 

According to the message the pool schedule is as follows:

Monday through Friday

  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Swimming lessons
  • 1 to 8 p.m. — General Swim 

Saturday – Sunday

  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Swimming Lessons 
  • Noon to 8 p.m. — General Swim 

 

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