| Nov 24, 2014
| 10:29 AM
A hard-hat tour on Thursday of the galleries currently under renovation at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford showed a lot of what one would expect at a hard-hat tour — ladders, primered walls, workmen with power tools — and...
| Nov 22, 2014
Christmas in Connecticut might conjure images straight out of a Currier and Ives lithograph for many, but for those of us who live here we know the holiday means a diversity of tradition well beyond (while still including) horse-drawn sleigh rides and...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:37 PM
HARTFORD — A neighborhood kerfuffle on one of the city's wealthiest residential streets has triggered a cease-and-desist order, fervent appeals and debate over what constitutes a family.
The controversy centers on 68 Scarborough St., a nine-...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 3:37 AM
The Windsor Historical Society has closed the Oliver Ellsworth Homestead for the season, but one of the family's cherry chairs will continue to be on display in the society's gallery until May.
The chair, on loan from the Ellsworth Memorial...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Sophie Tucker, the legendary bad-girl jazz singer who was raised in Hartford, wrote a memoir in 1935, when she was in her late 40s. For the next 10 years, she went back and forth between publishers and ghost-writers. It was finally published in 1945....
| Nov 13, 2014
| 9:55 AM
>>Dwelling, an import wholesaler in West Hartford, is closing and cleaning out a variety of handcrafted merchandise with a blowout warehouse sale on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 15 and 16. Merchandise includes hand-carved Noah's Arks, nativity sets, beads...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 10:10 AM
We are getting nearly knee deep into the holiday season and that means a lot of weekend choices as the partying factor and beyond starts to ratchet up.
If you need some inspiration for those company-suitable tables as you prepare for Thanksgiving,...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 7:28 AM
Last week, the Wadsworth Atheneum showed a fictionalized biography of Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi, and exhibited a Gentileschi in the lobby. This week, the honoree for a similar presentation is acclaimed American painter Robert DeNiro Sr....
| Nov 3, 2014
| 10:21 AM
The Stuart Weitzman boots and evening pumps: Should they go or should they stay? What about the St. Emile blouse and the men's Burberry suit. Yes or no?
For Hartford-area bargain hunters the answers, "go and yes," are the right ones as some of the area'...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 8:35 AM
Sam Schrager has lived at Bushnell Plaza in downtown Hartford for 10 years, and he likes living there, but something always nagged at him: the vast emptiness of the courtyard in front of the high-rise apartment building.
"I've been very frustrated...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 9:14 AM
The Riverwood Poetry Series will launch a four-day Connecticut Poetry Festival, featuring six events at five places in Hartford, from Thursday, Nov. 13 to Nov. 16. It's all free, but donations will be accepted, and a $10 donation is suggested for the...