That's a Russell Wright in front. Photo: dotCANTON
A real McCoy. Photo: dotCANTON
Another McCoy. Photo: dotCANTO
Katie Bunn, the Canton Public Library’s head of circulation, doesn’t collect pitchers … but her grandmother did.
Glennis Maguire of Maine didn’t use what she collected; she liked to put out the colorful forms for others to see. Now that collection is in the library’s display case for all to enjoy through the month of September.
After you’re finished checking out the pitchers, you might want to take a stroll around the library and enjoy the numerous paintings of Burlington artist Jim Laurino that are on display through October.
The lot was quiet and orderly at Martel Transportation on Monday, but that summer serenity was scheduled to end before 7 this morning, Tuesday, Aug. 31, when the buses were to begin rolling around town and picking up students for the first day of the 2010-11 Canton school year. Photo: dotCANTON
Here’s some news that will put a smile on the face of everyone who enjoys getting on the basketball court from time to time, from the serious hoopster who plays above the rim all the way to the casual afficionado who just likes to toss up a few 3-pointers from time to time when no one is looking: The beat up rims and battered nets on the basketball courts at Mills Pond Park have been replaced with new nets and bright orange breakaway rims.
“The old rims were broken,” parks and recreation’s Brian Wilson said in an e-mail. “We tried welding them, but they were in rough shape.” The new rims were installed on Friday, Aug. 27, and were attached to the four existing backboards at the courts.
For those who don’t know, the breakaway rim has been on the scene for quite some time, and is designed to collapse a bit when a player with excellent leaping ability grabs onto it, thus easing the stress on the metal hoop and it’s connections to the backboard.
They're out there. Photo: dotCANTON
dotCANTON.com announces an adjustment to the “Wildlife” page and the creation of the “Pet Pix” page, two new ways for readers to help all of us sharpen our focus on critters (wild and domestic) in Canton.
Beginning immediately, readers are encouraged to send in photos they take of wildlife in town. Birds, bats, bees, bruins, butterflies and boll weevils are all eligible, as are deer, foxes, raccoons, mice and moose and the like. When you have what you think is an interesting shot, e-mail the jpeg file to editor@dotCANTON.com and we’ll post it in a photo gallery on our “Wildlife” page.
As is the case when you file a verbal comment on the “Wildlife” page, you don’t have to reveal your real name, but it would be great if you did say when the photo was taken and give us a general idea, at least, of where it was taken. That way, we can write a caption — something like: Bear on the run off Barbourtown Road, near Hanson Road, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21 / Submitted by Wise Ol’ Owl.
New ‘Pet Pix’ Page!
We know your pet was jealous — probably sulked for days — back at the end of June and in early July, when we posted pictures of Bella and Tucker, a couple of good lookin’ pooches, in connection with Canton’s “Top Dog” drawing.
Well, it’s time for your pet to get a little web time. All pets are eligible: cats, dogs, birds, hamsters, fish, reptiles, all of them. Take a picture, get their approval and e-mail the jpeg file to editor@dotCANTON.com. We’ll post it in a photo gallery on our “Pet Pix” page.
All we need is your pet’s first name. Anything else you want to provide is up to you.
Only two days of summer vacation remain for Canton students, who will begin the new school year, as the sign above at Cherry Brook Primary School says, on Tuesday, Aug. 31. The welcome mat is also out at Canton Intermediate School, below. For information on school lunches, bus routes and more, click the link on the left to the Canton Public Schools. Photos: dotCANTON
From this vantage point, you might think you're looking at curls of white smoke drifting down from the ceiling in the lobby of the Gallery on the Green. Or maybe it looks like curled white ribbon or white streamers. But you have to remember the show that opened downstairs at the gallery on Friday, Aug. 27, is titled "Reuse and Recycle: Thinking Green." If you want to know, we'll tell you what it is as part of the caption for the final image in the dotCANTON gallery below. Photos: dotCANTON
“Reuse and Recycle: Thinking Green” opened downstairs Friday, Aug. 27, at Gallery on the Green, a show that offers a grand visual greeting for visitors as soon as they pop through the front door. An additional 30 creations await inside.
There’s more upstairs, of course, including the sculptures of Betty Gerich and the paintings of Suzan Fox (egg tempera) and her sister, Donna Morency (oil/pastel).
An opening reception party is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28. It’s free, and the public is invited. All three shows will run through Sunday, Sept. 26. Gallery on the Green is open Friday through Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.
Suzan Fox will be offering a six-week course on egg tempera painting at the gallery beginning on Oct. 4. The cost is $60 for each three-hour session, plus a one-time fee of $20 for supplies. Registration is required by Sept. 28. Suzan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Participants in Thursday night's "Evening Stroll of Historic Collinsville" begin to gather at the Collinsville Historical Museum to see who'll be the lucky winners of the post-stroll door prizes. Photo: dotCANTON
Canton's own Chris Sheehan keeps the tunes coming from the porch of the Collinsville Historical Museum before switching roles and emceeing the drawings for door prizes. Photo: dotCANTON
About 100 members and guests of the Canton Chamber of Commerce and the New Hartford Business Council convened in downtown Collinsville Thursday night, Aug. 26, for the second “stroll” of the area in as many years.
Attendees were given name tags and encouraged to take a relaxed walk around Collinsville and visit at least six participating Chamber-member businesses, many of which offered a little liquid refreshment, something to eat, or both.
The networking event ended with drawings for numerous door prizes contributed by local businesses.