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Thousands enjoy Collinsville HOT festival in downtown Collinsville

CANTON, July 15 – Thousands of people from Canton, Avon and across the Connecticut flocked to Collinsville on warm, sunny Saturday to enjoy the third annual Collinsville HOT festival in downtown Collinsville. There was plenty of outstanding music, excellent food, crafts, shopping and fun for all. We were proud to be one of the sponsors that helpedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Five cyclists to ride in Pan-Mass Challenge to help Dana Farber

NEEDHAM, Mass. – Five local residents will cycle up to 192 miles in the upcoming Pan-Mass Challenge, which is aiming to raise $48 million for critical research and cancer care at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Avon’s Eric Rosow, Gregg Morris and Rachael Rosow are scheduled to ride along with Canton’s Michael McAvoy and Collinsville’sContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Entertainment lineup for July’s Collinsville Hot is announced

CANTON — Collinsville Hot has announced its lineup of entertainment scheduled for its third annual festival on Saturday, July 15 in downtown Collinsville. The festival will feature two stages of live music beginning at 1 p.m. with the entertainment culminating with a fiery dance by Anatolia, the Fire Goddess, on the Farmington River. “Every year, weContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Third annual Play for Kurt alumni lacrosse game will be Saturday at 1 p.m.

AVON  – Dozens of former Avon High lacrosse players, friends and family members are expected to attend the third annual “Play for Kurt” lacrosse game on Saturday, June 17 at Buckingham Field at 1 p.m. While the event began as the annual Avon High alumni lacrosse game, it has been modified to be a fundraiser for theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Patriots honor Friends of Canton Football’s Kathy Wood with Myra Kraft Community MVP award

Each year, the New England Patriots and owner Robert Kraft donate $200,000 in the name of his late wife Myra to New England residents who exemplify leadership, dedication and a commitment to improving their communities through volunteerism. Twenty-six men and women were honored at Gillette Stadium last week during the Myra Kraft Community MVP awardsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Collinsville Press recognized with Excellence in Journalism awards

NEW HAVEN, May 25 — The Collinsville Press was recognized with three Excellence in Journalism awards from the Connecticut chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists at their annual awards banquet. More than 350 awards were presented to journalists across the state. Editor Gerry deSImas, Jr., received two first place awards in the sports columnContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Migli benefit golf tournament raises $20,000 for Avon High athletic program

AVON – The 24th annual Richard Migli benefit golf tournament at the Golf Club of Avon was a tremendous success. Sponsored by the Avon High Booster Club and the family of the late Richard Migli, the tournament raised $20,000. The funds will be put to good use funding resources and programs for Avon High athletes andContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Robaczynski, Jones each win Avon Road Race for fourth time

AVON, May 21 – Avon’s Marc Robaczynski and Marisa Jones are establishing a tradition at the Avon Road Race. Both runners won the 3.1-mile race for the fourth time Sunday morning with Robaczynski winning by 44 seconds and Jones winning by 4:52. More than 250 runners completed the 13th annual race that begins and ends atContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon baseball team share their love of the game with their classmates

AVON, May 21 – For the past four years, members of the Avon High basketball program have played contests with fellow students who are physical or intellectually challenged. It started with the boys basketball team and grew to include the girls basketball squad as well. On Sunday, members of the Avon High baseball team hostedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Friends, family come together to remember Ally and support each other

CANTON, May 7 – It’s been a little over a year since the passing of Allyson Doyle, a seventh grade student at Canton Middle School due to a tragic accident in her backyard. My heart aches for the Doyle family. Even a year later, the loss of Allyson brings tears to my eyes and IContinue ReadingContinue Reading