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Featured Event: German Night at La Trattoria is Oct. 16

October 13, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

Screen Shot 2014-10-13 at 3.49.52 PMThis Thursday, October 16, 2014, La Trattoria is hosting it’s annual German Night Authentic Dinner.  Start your meal the right way with old-fashioned potato leek soup, potato pancake with stewed apples and sour cream, asparagus wrapped in Black Forest ham, or a salad of mixed greens with a roasted spring vegetable cider vinaigrette. … Continue Reading

Adam Delaura Will Miss Canton But Looks Forward to Cutting-Edge Library Position in Mansfield

October 8, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments
Adam DeLaura with "Frank," a library cart to which he added a little personality.

Adam DeLaura said he will leave the dinosaurs with “Frank,” but the storm troopers on his desk are moving on with him.

For Adam Delaura, one of the best aspects of working for the Canton Public Library was the broad, multi-tiered support it receives.

Delaura, who spent the last 18 months as head of technical services, said it’s unique to see members of the public, a board of trustees and a friends of the library group work so hard and with such common goals.

“Rarely does a library have all three in place,” he said. “That’s very beneficial for the library here.”

Delaura is leaving Canton to assume a job as systems librarian for Mansfield Public Library.

“I’ll certainly be sad to leave this community,” he said.

But while Delaura said he loves the small-town aspect of Canton, he also looks forward to a job that will focus on new technology. It’s a chance to be involved in the library of the future and what services it offers. … Continue Reading

Juliette Hammond celebrates 107th birthday at Cherry Brook Health Care Center

October 8, 2014 Uncategorized 1 Comment
Juliet Hammond and her daughter Carol Parrott of Barkhamsted. Submitted photo

Juliette Hammond and her daughter Carol Parrott of Barkhamsted.
Submitted photo

(Submitted) Having lived to see her 107th birthday, Juliett Hammond, a resident of Cherry Brook Health Care Center, has a perspective on life that would probably help most people see a triple-digit lifespan.

“I live life as I see it,” Hammond said, during a party in her honor Oct. 8th in the Cherry Brook third-floor dining room. “I have no prejudice. I care for people and I want to see them get better. I take each day as it comes.”

Hammond was born Oct. 8, 1907 in Putnam, to a father who worked in the cotton mills and a mother who was a housewife. After her mother died, her father remarried and the family grew from four to eight children. Juliette was the oldest child. She married long before the Second World War, to Ernest Hammond, when she was 23 years old and had one daughter, Carol. … Continue Reading

Updated: Accident at East Hill and 44

October 6, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

At approximately 3 p.m. Monday, officials respond to the scene of a two-vehicle accident at Route 44 at its intersection with East Hill Road.

Members of the Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department evaluated some occupants of one vehicle but officials said no one was transported to the hospital.

The car vs. pickup truck accident did create some traffic havoc. Traffic on Route 44 was slowed and some school buses were delayed by the accident. A portion of East Hill Road was impassable during the incident, which by 4 p.m. was mostly cleared.


SpiritHorse Therapeutic Riding Center of Canton Continues to Grow, Will Host Weekend Show

October 2, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

After her son Alex was diagnosed with autism last December, Julie tried several methods of therapy.

She didn’t see much progress, however, until 8-year-old Alex started weekly lessons at SpiritHorse Therapeutic Riding Center of Canton.

Her son is mild on the spectrum but still struggles with some issues such as social quirkiness and focus. The program has helped with those issues and other aspects such as strength and balance, Julie said.

“He’s built a lot of confidence,” Julie said. “It’s given him a lot to look forward to.”

With SpiritHorse she’s also appreciated the fact that her younger son Thomas can ride as part of a sibling program. … Continue Reading

Featured Event: Canton Land Trust Fundraiser is Next Week

September 30, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

Logo-2The Flatbread Co. will host a fundraiser for the Canton Land Conservation Trust on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m., Flatbread Pizza will donate a portion of the evening’s pizza sales – including a gluten-free pizza option – to the Land Trust. Takeout orders are included and the event runs until 9 p.m.  … Continue Reading

Tuesday Marks the End of an Era for Mary Christensen and the Canton Center Post Office

September 29, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments
Mary Christensen.

Mary Christensen.

Tuesday will not only mark Mary Christensen’s final day as postmaster but also the end of that position in Canton Center.

As the United States Postal Service adapts to a changing world and reduced hours are coming to Canton Center, Christensen chose early retirement. Tuesday Sept. 30 is her last day after 10 years as postmaster.

“The community has been wonderful to me and very easy to work with,” Christensen said. … Continue Reading

Third Annual Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show, Organized by Canton Resident, Runs Through Sept. 28

September 25, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments
The third annual Flights and Fantasies Quilt show runs through Sept. 28 at the New England Air Museum. Courtesy Photo

The third annual Flights and Fantasies Quilt show runs through Sept. 28 at the New England Air Museum.
Courtesy Photo

The third annual Flights and Fantasies Quilt show, organized by Jackie Kunkel of Canton Village Quilt Works, runs through Sept. 28 at the New England Air Museum.

In a blog about the show, Kunkel said it started as a way to combine her quilting passion with her husband’s love of flying.

“I wanted to blend the two together and have a quilt show at the New England Air Museum,” she said. “Best of all this show benefits the museum, which is a non-profit organization that has a wonderful and rich history inside its doors.”

The theme of this year’s theme this year is “Pack Up Your Troubles” in commemoration of WWI.

It include more than 150 quilts, a special exhibit of the Challenge quilts, a special exhibit of WWI quilts, vendors, lectures, trunk shows and more.

The show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. See a schedule of events at here and more about the show on the Canton Village Quilt Works web site or event Facebook page.

Canton Historical Museum Ready for Third Annual Oktoberfest

September 23, 2014 Uncategorized 1 Comment


Oktoberfest mugs are available at Bahre's Package store and Wine and Liquor Warehouse.

Oktoberfest mugs are available at Bahre’s Package store and Wine and Liquor Warehouse.

Although Oktoberfest may benefit its Building Fund, the Canton Historical Museum is once again taking the party outside.

From 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 3 (Oct. 4 rain date) the museum will host the third annual Oktoberfest on Front Street with a variety of beer, bratwurst, blues and bluegrass.

And if that’s not your cup of tea, there’s also knockwurst, regular and pretzel rolls, red and white wine, soda and water.

“We’re excited to have it again,” said Jen Barlow, a museum board member and event committee member. “We’ve had a lot of positive feedback and we hope to make it better every year. “ … Continue Reading

Missing Cat in Dyer Avenue Area

September 21, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments




Tiki, a pregnant cat, who may of had the kittens by now, has gone missing. She lives off Dyer Avenue area, fairly close to Route 44. Anyone who may have seen her or has information, can contact Donna at donna@lollyrot.com.


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