Nellie, Nillie and Nallie.
Nellie, Nallie and Nillie are three of four kittens that we born to a street cat near St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center in Hartford. Nollie, the fourth, is also healthy and available for adoption, but no photo is available.
The woman who found the mother and her kittens two months ago said she wanted to foster care them until they were 8 weeks old and ready to be adopted. That time is now. All four are healthy and looking for forever homes. The woman is keeping the mother.
For an interview and to meet the kittens, call Animal Friends of Connecticut at 860-827-0381.
– Animal Friends of Connecticut
Abe Lincoln (to be honest, it's Canton resident Howard Wright) speaks to an audience of about 50 at the community center Saturday afternoon, April 30, as part of the Canton Public Library's two-month commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. Photo: dotCANTON
Tack on another 4 cents to the top per-gallon price for unleaded regular (self-serve) gasoline at the seven stations we monitor. Six cents on Thursday, April 28, and another 4 cents on Friday. That’s 10 cents in two days to a top price of $4.31.9 on April 29.
In case you are wondering, $4.31.9 is 46 cents a gallon more than the top price at these seven stations on March 31, which represents an average increase of about 1.6 cents per day. If that pace holds, it will take 44 days to eclipse $5 a gallon. That would be June 12.
These are the numbers we spotted on Friday afternoon.
Citgo, 513 Main St. (Route 44), New Hartford $4.09.9
Mobil, 443 Main St. (Route 44), New Hartford $4.18.9
Mobil, 306 Albany Turnpike (Route 44), Canton $4.31.9
Citgo, 232 Albany Turnpike (Route 44), Canton $4.31.9
Gulf, 210 Albany Turnpike (Route 44), Canton $4.31.9
Shell, 12 Albany Turnpike (Route 44), Simsbury $4.31.9
Mobil, 411 West Main St. (Route 44), Avon $4.31.9
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The Canton Land Conservation Trust is calling it an “Early Bird Special.”
The Trust is inviting you to get up early on Sunday, May 1, and join Jay Kaplan, director of Roaring Brook Nature Center, for a 7:30 a.m. bird walk at the Mary Conklin Preserve, 144 Indian Hill Road in Canton.
Attendees are asked to meet in the parking area there.
dotCANTON.com world headquarters is located in the area, and we can tell you the bird activity has been excellent, including the sighting of two indigo buntings just the other day.
Click here for a map.
The Canton Police Department is announcing that two of its officers recently were trained and certified for the installation and inspection of child car seats. Beginning on Sunday, May 1, the officers will be available to Canton residents to assist in the installation and inspection of those seats.
For more information or group/individual appointments to check a child car seat installation, call Sgt. Tyson Deloy at 860-693-0221 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Howard Wright as Abraham Lincoln.
“Abraham Lincoln” will be at the community center / library on Saturday, April 30, as part of the library’s two-month commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War.
Canton resident Howard Wright will be playing Lincoln, the “original great communicator,” in the 2 p.m. event.
According to Wright, Lincoln was faced with enormous challenges in rallying support from the many groups he needed to hold the Union together. “He learned that he was his own best advocate by writing letters, speaking and engaging in debates such as the Lincoln/Douglas debates,” Wright said.
Lincoln’s relationship with the press was also a great challenge.
“Originally he was slammed in the press for being ribald,” Wright said. But we remember him now for his eloquence and his great skill in communicating with a country torn by seemingly insurmountable conflicts.
Wright’s appearance as Lincoln will include selections from the Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln’s reply to Horace Greeley on the purpose of the war, and will conclude with the Gettysburg Address.
“Abraham Lincoln, the Original Great Communicator” is free. Registration is requested. The community center / library is located at 40 Dyer Ave. For information, call 860-693-5800, or go to www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.
A reminder: The first 2011 household hazardous waste collection for Canton residents is scheduled for Saturday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Farmington High School, 10 Monteith Drive.
Canton residents are eligible to participate in several other collections throughout the spring, summer and early fall, but the drop-off at Farmington High School will be the most convenient until Aug. 13 at Henry James Memorial School, 155 Firetown Road in Simsbury.
To see a list of dates and locations open to Canton residents, and for more information about hazardous waste collections, click here to check out the state’s Department of Environmental Protection website.