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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

Images of Canton: Senior Bowl 2014

November 23, 2014 Photos, Sports No Comments
Canton High School Senior Warrior Soccer players gather for a photo at The Senior Bowl in Suffield on Nov. 22.   From left are Walter Dylag (goalie), Nate Hanson #8, Conor Gillooly # 9 and Nico Tuccillo #3. Photo courtesy of Lori Hanson

Canton High School Senior Warrior Soccer players gather for a photo at The Senior Bowl in Suffield on Nov. 22. From left are Walter Dylag (goalie), Nate Hanson #8, Conor Gillooly # 9 and Nico Tuccillo #3.
Photo courtesy of Lori Hanson

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Letter to the Editor: 1st Annual Turkey Shoot a Success

November 23, 2014 Opinion, Photos, Sports No Comments
The Canton Parks and Recreation Department recently hosted its 1st annual Turkey Shoot.

The Canton Parks and Recreation Department recently hosted its 1st annual Turkey Shoot.

Canton Parks and Recreation Department’s first annual Turkey Shoot Basketball Contest was a success! Canton youth and their parents teamed up for some foul shooting fun for a chance to win a Thanksgiving Turkey!

Gift cards were generously donated to this event by Shop Rite of Canton.

The recipients included Jack Dendinger (6th place), Kennedy Mitchell (5th place), Tyler Rottkamp (4th place), Chelsea Mitchell (3rd place), John Rottkamp (2nd place), and Artie Hayes (1st place)!

We would also like to thank all the families that donated canned goods which will go to families in need this Thanksgiving season. We appreciate everyone that came out and are looking forward to next year’s event.

To view upcoming events and programs please visit us at www.cantonrec.org or call the Parks and Recreation Office at 860-693-5808.

Joshua T. Medeiros, Director of Parks and Recreation

 

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Images of Canton: First Selectman Supports Canton Historical Museum’s Gallery of Trees

November 23, 2014 Community, History, Photos 1 Comment
First Selectman Richard Barlow at the Canton Historical Museum's Gallery  of Trees Gala on Nov. 22. Participants can also participate in a teacup auction for a chance to win one of the numerous donated trees. It's not too late to put in a bid on numerous decorated trees donated to the cause. The meseum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Dec. 14 (except for Thanksgiving Day) until that date. Extended hours will also be held during Christmas in Collinsville on Dec. 12 and 13. Photo by Julia Wholey

First Selectman Richard Barlow at the Canton Historical Museum’s Gallery of Trees Gala on Nov. 22. 
Photo by Julia Wholey

The Canton Historical Museum hosted its Gallery of Trees opening night gala on Nov. 22 but it’s not too late to put in a bid on numerous decorated trees donated to the cause. The meseum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Dec. 14 (except for Thanksgiving Day). Extended hours will also be held during Christmas in Collinsville on Dec. 12 and 13. Additionally on Dec. 12 Canton native Geoff Matesky will perform on guitar and vocal at the museum. … Continue Reading

Images of Canton: Order Up at the Crown and Hammer

November 12, 2014 Business, Photos No Comments
With an order ready to serve, Crown and Hammer executive chef  Michael Alfeld checks to see what's next. Also in background is Augustus Griffen.  Photo by John Fitts

With an order ready to serve, Crown and Hammer executive chef Michael Alfeld checks to see what’s next. Also in background is Augustus Griffen.
Photo by John Fitts

The Crown and Hammer Restaurant and Pub officially opened up under new ownership Wednesday evening. … Continue Reading

Images of Canton: Schools Thank Veterans For Their Service

November 11, 2014 Community, Photos, Schools No Comments
Canton Middle School Science Teacher Cheryl Adams with Clark Rees of Simsbury, a World War II U.S. Army Veteran.

Canton Middle School Science Teacher Cheryl Adams with Clark Rees of Simsbury, a World War II U.S. Army Veteran.

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Images of Canton: Neighbors Helping Neighbors

November 11, 2014 Community, Nonprofits, Photos No Comments
Girl Scout Troop 66048. Courtesy of Cynthia Politano

Girl Scout Troop 66048.
Courtesy of Cynthia Politano

Courtesy of Cynthia Politano

Focus on Canton hosted its 18th Neighbors Helping Neighbors Day on Nov. 1. There were 218 volunteers that aided 48 residents in all manner of ways from stacking wood, disposing of bulky waste, raking gardens and leaves, washing windows, turning mattresses, minor carpentry, general cleaning and clearing a completely overgrown entry to a resident’s home.

The Canton High School partnered with Focus contributing 68 of the volunteers, donating a bus and a bus driver his time. Not only were the residents full of smiles, the volunteers had so much pleasure and joy helping those in need of some assistance to stay in their homes. … Continue Reading

Images of Canton: Owl in the Neighborhood

November 10, 2014 Outdoors, Photos, Wildlife 3 Comments
Photo courtesy of Kim Salcedo

Photo courtesy of Kim Salcedo

Reader and Canton resident Kim Salcedo informs us that this owl was in her neighborhood the other day and not spooked by residents looking and taking photographs. Great shots! Thank you Kim.  … Continue Reading

Images of Canton: Warriors Improve to 8-1

November 8, 2014 Photos, Schools, Sports No Comments
Canton's Seby Gumbs tackels Hyde's Dwayne Hunter-Parker.  Photo by John Fitts

Canton’s Seby Gumbs tackels Hyde’s Dwayne Hunter-Parker.
Photo by John Fitts

The Canton Warriors Football team beat Hyde Leadership 28-12 on Saturday, improving their record to 8-1.

Next up for the team is another home game against Avon on Nov. 15.

For more on the game itself, the season and a record-setting effort by Sebastian Gumbs, see this story from our friends at the Collinsville Press.

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(Updated) Images of Canton: A Chapter-Ending Gathering at ‘The Crown’

November 2, 2014 Business, Photos No Comments
Owners and staff at the Crown and Hammer gather for a photo Sunday evening. The restaurant is due to officially change hands this week.

Owners and staff at the Crown and Hammer gather for a photo Sunday evening. The restaurant is due to officially change hands this week.

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