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September 19, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments
The Bird House Scholarship Art Auction returns to Sam Collins Day this year. Here is one decorated by Gary Tomolonius.

The Bird House Scholarship Art Auction returns to Sam Collins Day this year. Here is one decorated by Gary Tomolonius.

It’s a busy day in Canton Saturday, with Sam Collins Day activities, an acclaimed pet author talk, comedy at La Trattoria and more. See more at http://cantoncompass.com/events-calendar/

Over the next several weeks, with the help of Canton Main Street, we will also be making a concerted effort to offer a much more comprehensive calendar. Stay tuned!

Sam Collins Day Entertainment Schedule

September 18, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

The Sam Collins Day Committee has released the following entertainment schedule for the main field on Canton Springs Road.

  • 10.00-10.30 —  Travis
  • 10.30-11.00  — Valley Ballet. ZUMBA demonstration & Ballet presentation
  • 11.00-12.30  — Canton High School   Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Trio, Choir
  • 12.30-1.00 — Farmington Dance
  • 1.00-1.30 — Best of Show, Hip Hop demonstration/class for kids/everyone
  • 1.30-2.00 — Gypsy Jo
  • 2.00-2.30 — Farmington Dance
  • 2.30-3.30 — Gypsy Jo
  • 3.30   —   Birdhouse Auction

Sam Collins Day is set to take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 (rain Date Sept. 21, 2014) at the Collinsville Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. field on Canton Springs Road, with additional events in downtown Collinsville. Admission and parking are free and a shuttle will take people between sites.

 

Images of Canton: Pete’s Place at Applegate Farm

September 15, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments
Courtesy of Karen Bahre

Courtesy of Karen Bahre

“Pete’s Place at Applegate Farm in Canton pays tribute to the late Andrew “Pete” Bouchard, 80, who passed away in July of 2013. 

Bouchard was well known in Canton and was a local farmer, horse owner, sportsman, golfer and long-time owner of Bouchard Printers, founding member of the Chamber of Commerce and more. Read more about him here.

The Pergola at the farm was built by Bouchard’s son-in-law Robert Bahre and grandson Robbie Bahre.

Featured Event: David Grimm, author of Critically-Acclaimed ‘Citizen Canine’ speaking at Dogology on Sept. 20

September 15, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

CitizenCanine_13Dogology welcomes David Grimm, author of critically-acclaimed book, Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs, to the store on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. for a special book reading and signing.

In his book, Citizen Canine, David traces the journey of pets from wild animals to family members and he explores how the relationship with our furry companions continues to evolve in the 21st century.

David will read from his book, and he will be signing copies purchased at the store that evening. A portion of the proceeds from each book sold will benefit Dogology’s Pet Food Pantry, the only no-cost pet food pantry in the Farmington Valley serving the needs of people and their pets.

For more information, please visit: http://www.dogologyct.com/ or call the store at: 860-352-2352. You can also find Dogology on Facebook at:https://www.facebook.com/DogologyCT. … Continue Reading

Featured Event: Join D.A.N.C.E. by Kristin for the 2014-2015 season

September 11, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

IMG_5708D.A.N.C.E. by Kristin offers a variety of recreational, combination and competitive classes including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and hip hop! We are excited to introduce new classes this year including: BOYS ONLY HipHop/Tap Combination, Tuesday MORNING Preschool Ballet/Tap Combination, Girls HipHop, and Intro To Dance for our baby ballerinas. Stop by to find a class that works perfectly for your dancer. … Continue Reading

Gordon Harmon Makes Functional and Decorative Pieces from Salvaged Wood

September 9, 2014 Uncategorized 2 Comments
Gordon Harmon with one of his nut bowls.

Gordon Harmon with one of his nut bowls.

Gordon Harmon has found many ways to give back to his community.

He served 19 years in the volunteer fire service, spent countless hours at Canton Historical Museum and enriched the lives of many with his vegetable and flower gardens.

Harmon has also made a last mark on Canton by taking numerous pieces of wood, many right from town, and crafting pieces of lasting beauty.

The 79-year-old Harmon has made many things out of wood, including furniture,  but one love is to turn bowls, many of which will be featured at the “Made in Canton” tent during the 20th annual Sam Collins Day on Sept. 20.

With woods such as American Chestnut, Easter Red Cedar, Black Walnut, Maple — even Sumac —  Harmon works with specialized tools (Canton Compass hopes to videotape the process this winter) to take a piece of wood, or multiple pieces, and create highly functional, yet decorative pieces.

Much of the wood came from trees right in Canton, often ones that have been cut down for various reasons. Occasionally he gets wood from an old farmhouse or other source. Harmon loves to work with nature’s “flaws,” such as worm holes or “spalted” maple, a fungus that creates striking patters in the wood. Pieces are finished with a clear protector, generally tung oil.  … Continue Reading

Cherry Brook Garden Club, with help of DPW, beautifies Areas at Library, Bandstand, Rails to Trails Path

September 8, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments
The garden area at the library/community center welcome sign.  Submitted photo

The garden area at the library/community center welcome sign.
Submitted photo

A whiskey barrel planting on the Rails to Trails path. Submitted photo

A whiskey barrel planting on the Rails to Trails path.
Submitted photo

(Submitted) As part of their commitment to participate in civic beautification projects, Cherry Brook Garden Club members, with assistance from the Canton Department of Public Works, have been active this summer, planting, mulching, weeding, and watering gardens at the Canton Bandstand and Canton Library, as well as along the Rails to Trails path in Collinsville.

Pictured above is the newly renovated garden at the sign of welcome to the Canton Library/Senior Center/Community Center. The garden was planned to provide three season interest at the library entrance.

Also shown is one of five whiskey barrel plantings on the Rails to Trails path along the Farmington River.

Images of Canton: Setting the Stage for ‘Laughter on the 23rd Floor’

September 2, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments
Photo by John Fitts

Photo by John Fitts

Howard B. Hahn, production coordinator for the Farmington Valley Stage Company, works on the set for “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” in the Canton Town Hall auditorium Tuesday. The theater company opens its third season with the production, which begins Sept. 12 and runs for three weekends. See details at http://fvstage.org/pages/season_03.asp

Images of Canton: Back to School

August 27, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments
Aiden Macejak waits for the bus Wednesday morning. Photo courtesy of Erin Macejak

Aiden Macejak waits for the bus Wednesday morning.
Photo courtesy of Erin Macejak

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Accident at Route 44, Dowd Tuesday Morning

August 26, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

Officials were at the scene of a 2-vehicle crash at Route 44 and Dowd shortly before 8 am Tuesday.

One eastbound lane on 44 was closed as well as one on Dowd.

Further details were not immediately available.

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