| 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...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 11:02 AM
If you are feeling a bit tired this week, don’t blame it all on Daylight Savings Time and the change in the clocks. It could be there is just so much to do!
And that includes the upcoming weekend that features a couple of galas, a tony tag sale,...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 1:25 AM
HARTFORD — Travelers Tower is nearing the end of a two-year, $30 million face-lift that should take the 1919 skyscraper well into the second half of the 21st century.
"We won't do this again in anyone's lifetime that's working here," said James A....
| Oct 31, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Hartford's Real Art Ways has been a regional hub for wide-eyed, avant-garde musical happenings for a few decades, and recent programming, like the ongoing Improvisations series, suggests that reputation is secure for now. Occasionally, as they did for...