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Images of Canton: Crown & Hammer Open Mic

The Crown and Hammer has started a Tuesday night open mic series.

“There’s a lot of great musicians in the area,” said host Larry Tauro. “It’s a good place to get together.”

Sign-ups start at 8 p.m., with music kicking in a half hour later. The event is slated to run every Tuesday night from 8 to 11:45 p.m.

The Crown and Hammer is located at 3 Depot St., Collinsville.

For a full screen gallery, visit https://johnfitts.smugmug.com/Open-Mic-at-Crown-and-Hammer

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Images of Canton: 2015 Collinsville Halloween Parade

October 24, 2015 Community, Photos No Comments


Boosolini, that most famous of Collinsville monsters, hosted the 22nd annual Collinsville Parade Saturday night. See more about the event at http://collinsvillehalloween.com.

For a full-screen gallery, visit https://johnfitts.smugmug.com/Collinsville-Halloween-Parade/

Images: 2015 Summer Brewfest at Ski Sundown

NEW HARTFORD  — Despite a few rain showers, more than 1,600 people to the 10th Brewers Fest at Ski Sundown on Saturday.

“It’s such a nice vibe and a nice crowd,” said Lori Shield, marketing director at Skin Sundown.

The event featured more than 30 craft brewers, entertainment by Uncle Polly and Family Jam and food by Avon Prime Meats and KC Dubliner.

“Beer Snob> Will Siss offered his “Beer Tasting 101” sessions and other local companies joined in the fun.

SamPoll also ran a “Beer with the Most Love” competition. The winners were:
1) Watermelon Ale by hooker brewery
2) S.W.A.G – Black Hog Brewery
3). Down East Cider – Original

A portion of the event proceeds are donated to the Connecticut Brewers Guild, a not-for-profit organization supporting the craft brewing industry in our state.

To see our entire photo gallery, click on the above image.

Images of Canton: Unified Sports

Students from Cherry Brook Primary and Canton Intermediate schools participated in the Unified Sports Elementary Skill Day at Conard High School on May 2. Please note that editor John Fitts attended this event to watch his son participate, so many of the photos are of he and the kids that were part of his grouping. To view the gallery, click on the photo below.

Images of Canton: Momma Bear, Cubs Take a Bite of the Apple

April 27, 2015 Community, Photos No Comments
Photo by Linda Feola Hyde

Photo by Linda Feola Hyde

After throwing out an apple for the crows, Linda Feola Hyde found these three visitors in her North Canton yard. Hyde graciously shared the photo to the Canton Compass Facebook page and gave permission for us to use on the site.

Images of Canton: Lending Spring a Hand

April 3, 2015 Photos, Sports No Comments
Members of the Canton High School varsity baseball team help thin the snow and ice at Bowdoin Field on Friday.

Members of the Canton High School varsity baseball team help thin the snow and ice at Bowdoin Field on Friday.

Images of Canton: So far, Bald Eagles Are Still Collinsville Regulars

March 22, 2015 Environment, Photos No Comments
A Bald Eagle in Collinsville on Saturday, March 21.  Photo by Kim Salcedo

A Bald Eagle in Collinsville on Saturday, March 21.
Photo by Kim Salcedo

While residents were saddened by the recent demise of the dead, yet towering white pine where so many Bald Eagles perched over the past several years, many have reported continued sightings in Collinsville.

These photos were taken by Kim Salcedo on Saturday. She saw two Bald Eagles close to the spot of that tree, which blew over with the heavy winds last week. One eventually flew up the river and the other went into a pine across from the treatment plan, she said.  … Continue Reading

Images of Canton: Bridge Street Live Kicks off 5th Season

Devon Allmän, Charlie Wooton and Bart Walker of Royal Southern Brotherhood at Bridge Street Live in Collinsville Thursday night.  Photo by John Fitts

Devon Allmän, Charlie Wooton and Bart Walker of Royal Southern Brotherhood at Bridge Street Live in Collinsville Thursday night.
Photo by John Fitts

Bridge Street Live in Collinsville opened its fifth season Thursday with Royal Southern Brotherhood. Up next at the venue are performances by John Gorka on Friday, March 13 and comedian Ross Bennett on March 14. See a full schedule at http://www.41bridgestreet.com. … Continue Reading

Images of Canton: CHS Presents Prisms 2015: A Night in Hollywood

Photo by Belle Magna.

Photo by Belle Magna.

Canton High School presented its annual Prisms concert Saturday night. With a theme of a “Night in Hollywood,” the production included performances by school bands, acting, a light show and other technical theatrics, decorations and much more. Music included selections from popular Hollywood favorites such as Harry Potter, The Hobbit, Hawaii 5-0, as well as Jazz classic and pieces arranged and written by students. Thanks to Belle Magna for the photos.  … Continue Reading

Images of Canton: Live Music Returns to the ‘Crown’

Photo by John Fitts

Photo by John Fitts

Live music returned to the Crown and Hammer Pub and Restaurant Saturday night the with the AlbinoTree Trio. From left are Al Guimaraes, Jonathan Lichtig and Joe Boyle. Next up in the Saturday night series are Dan Prado and Eric Della Vecchio on Feb. 7. See more at http://www.crownandhammer.com/events.html. Note there will be no music on Valentines Day.  … Continue Reading

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