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Images of Canton: January 2015 Storm

January 27, 2015 Outdoors, Photos No Comments
The hillside below Sweetheart Mountain.  Photo by Beth Van Ness

The hillside below Sweetheart Mountain.
Photo by Beth Van Ness

The Jan. 26 and 27 snow may not have packed as much punch in Canton as forecasters initially predicted but still has still provided some photo opportunities. Here’s the start of a photo gallery. Send your pictures to cantoncompass@gmail.com.

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Images of Canton: CHS Wrestling Team Defeats Stafford

January 15, 2015 Photos, Schools, Sports No Comments
Canton's Julian Adams wrestles and opponent.  Photo by Vicki Arel

Canton’s Julian Adams wrestles and opponent.
Photo by Vicki Arel

The Canton High School Wrestling Team logged a decisive 58-18 victory against Stafford High School Wednesday night. Thanks to Vicki Arel for the photos.

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Images of Canton: Winter Wonderland

January 13, 2015 Community, Photos, Seniors No Comments
Seniors toast the New Year (with cider)  Photo by Victoria Arel

Seniors toast the New Year (with cider)
Photo by Victoria Arel

(Submitted) On Dec. 26, the Canton Senior Center hosted the 6th annual Winter Wonderland Holiday event, which brought together 70 people from town and the surrounding areas for a delicious meal and entertainment.

Though most of our attendees were seniors, a handful of younger folks who accompanied their family members and/or helped out by volunteering.

Several local businesses supported the event. The Residence provided cider, water and the drinking flutes for a toast. Warm rolls were provided by Village Gate of Farmington, the mashed cauliflower was brought from River Ridge at Avon, and the creamy chicken was prepared by The Gables. In addition to our main lunch menu, dessert included cupcakes from the Cake Gypsy. … Continue Reading

Images of Canton: Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Classical Magnet

January 5, 2015 Photos, Sports No Comments
Azon Click drives to the net for Canton.  Photo by John Fitts

Azon Click drives to the net for Canton.
Photo by John Fitts

After 4 straight wins, the Canton Boys Varsity basketball team couldn’t quite hang on against Classical Magnet Monday night, losing 58 to 63. The team is now 4-2. Earlier in the night, the JV and freshmen teams logged wins against Classical. On Wednesday the teams take on East Windsor in away action.  … Continue Reading

Images of Canton: Holiday illumination

January 5, 2015 Community, Photos No Comments
Photo by Jeff Schaetzel

Photo by Jeff Schaetzel

Story Courtesy of Michele and Kevin Brophy

For more than 20 years, residents in the Bidwell Farm/Breezy Hill Road/Farmington River Turnpike area in Canton and New Hartford have been assembling and lighting luminaries on Christmas Eve.

Due to the rain on Christmas Eve last month, the celebration was moved to New Year’s Eve.

Each year, the neighbors gather at one home to to open and fold the bags, add the sand, and drop in a candle.  The luminaries are then loaded in pick-up trucks, and the children and teens distribute them throughout the neighborhood.

At night, residents light the candles,with neighbors helping those who are unable to get out of the home. This year, more than 1,200 candles were lit. … Continue Reading

Images of Canton: Christmas Sunset

December 26, 2014 Photos No Comments
The sunset on  Spaulding Road, Canton on Christmas Day.  Photo by Phil Worley

Sunset on Spaulding Road, Canton on Christmas Day.
Photo by Phil Worley

Images of Canton: A Trio of Bald Eagles

Photo by Brent Soderberg .

Photo by Brent Soderberg. 

Brent Soderberg recently captured this image of three bald eagles along the Farmington River in Collinsville. We thank him for the great photo. Those who would like to submit pictures can email them to cantoncompass@gmail.com. … Continue Reading

Images of Canton: Christmas in Collinsville

December 12, 2014 Business, Community, Fire, Photos No Comments
Horse-drawn carriage rides and an illuminated town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS vehicle helped set the scene Friday night.  Photo by John Fitts

Horse-drawn carriage rides and an illuminated town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS vehicle helped set the scene Friday night.
Photo by John Fitts

Christmas in Collinsville, held on Dec. 12 and 13, featured a champagne walk, town tree lighting, horse-drawn carriage rides, the Collinsville Charity Craft Fair, visits with Santa and much more.

Christmas in Collinsville is sponsored by the Collinsville Merchants. … Continue Reading

Images of Canton: Ready for a Parade

November 30, 2014 Fire, Photos No Comments
Tyler Zommer helps decorate Canton's old Engine 6 before the Simsbury Celebrates parade this past weekend.  Photo by Richard Zommer

Tyler Zommer helps decorate Canton’s old Engine 6 before the Simsbury Celebrates parade this past weekend.
Photo by Richard Zommer

Images of Canton: Pre-Thanksgiving Snow

November 26, 2014 Community, Outdoors, Photos No Comments
Hoar Mountain.  Photo by Jen Dougherty‎

Hoar Mountain.
Photo by Jen Dougherty‎

Ryan Cleaves on Tory. Photo by Cheryl Cleaves

Ryan Cleaves on Tory.
Photo by Cheryl Cleaves

Photo by Lorri Poe

Photo by Lorri Poe

Here are a few images around Canton, taken Wednesday. Send your photo to cantoncompass@gmail.com and we’ll add it to this gallery.   … Continue Reading

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