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Avon residents donate $10,000 to annual booster club fundraising drive

AVON, Sept. 17 – Generosity of Avon residents helped the Avon High Booster Club raise $10,000 this weekend during the annual ticket drive this weekend. More than 140 student athletes representing each of the athletic teams at the high school were escorted around town by 30 parents/drivers. The students knocked on doors to solicit donationsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon Lions Club to host 5K road race at Fisher Meadows

AVON – Since 1951, volunteers in the Avon Lions Club have been serving the greater Avon community in so many ways. Since 2010, over 1,500 local children have been served by the Lions’ Pediatric eye screening program. The club sponsors two leadership clubs at Avon Middle School and Avon High School and the Lion’s charitableContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Residents hear from diverse group of faith organization leaders

AVON, August 22 — Many Americans have been rattled in the past few weeks by violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, terrorist attacks in Barcelona and a country that is raw, divided and split over racism and sexism. Leaders from eight area faith organizations offered encouragement and strength to nearly 100 residents on Tuesday at aContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Collinsville man sings national anthem before Connecticut Sun game

UNCASVILLE, Aug. 18 – Collinsville’s Mark Shaker sang the national anthem before the start of Friday night’s WNBA game between the visiting New York Liberty and the Connecticut Sun at the Mohegan Sun Arena. It’s nothing new for the Canton native and Master’s School graduate who has been singing the national anthem at a hostContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Malloy would reduce dramatically redistribute school aid in October

If no state budget has been approved by the General Assembly, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy would reduce grants to school districts by 28 percent in October and would dramatically shift funding away from wealthy and middle-income communities and into poorer ones, the Connecticut Mirror is reporting. Absent a new two-year state budget, the governor’s planContinue Reading

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