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  • Connecticut Cycling Festival: Two Days Of Biking From Hartford

    Connecticut Cycling Festival: Two Days Of Biking From Hartford
    The Connecticut Cycling Festival kicks off a weekend of competitive amateur and professional biking in Hartford on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20 and 21, hosted by the Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program and BikeWalkCT. Saturday's event, called the...
  • Don't Cut Science Center — Increase Grant Pool Instead

    Bill Hosley has a solid point — one he has raised many times before: A few major institutions such as the Mark Twain House and the Connecticut Science Center, both in Hartford, are given too large a share of the limited state grant money earmarked...
  • Ads A Black Mark For Ferries

    Would you hang an "Eat at Joe's" sign on the Old State House? Or in the Wadsworth Atheneum? Selling commercial ad space on our river ferries shows why the Department of Transportation should not be managing these treasures [July 29, Connecticut,...
  • Miracles Gala, Envisionfest, Billings Forge Dinner, Under 40 Party Help Celebrate the Weekend

    Miracles Gala, Envisionfest, Billings Forge Dinner, Under 40 Party Help Celebrate the Weekend
    Like it or not, it is the last weekend of summer but if all goes as predicted, it will be a nice one weather-wise with choices that make 'getting out' just plain mandatory.  Of course the weekend begins on Thursday with Billings Forge hosting its 6th...
  • EnvisionFest: A Cultural Celebration Of Hartford

    EnvisionFest: A Cultural Celebration Of Hartford
    Long ago, before I-91 cut the city off from its riverfront, Hartford was open to the universe. (It was also open to flooding, but that's another story). EnvisionFest Hartford, an all-day event on Saturday, Sept. 20, would like to return Hartford to that...
  • Fall Movies: Film Festivals, 'Diamond Ruff' Screening

    Fall Movies: Film Festivals, 'Diamond Ruff' Screening
    Alternative-movie offerings are plentiful this fall. In addition to festivals featuring indie and foreign films — the Feminist Film Festival, the EROS gay film festival, the Festival of Ibero American Cinema, the Manhattan Short Film Festival...
  • Hollywood Costumes At Atheneum For Two Days

    Hollywood Costumes At Atheneum For Two Days
    There's a moment in the classic Bette Davis film "Now Voyager" when her character, Charlotte, has gone from ugly ducklilng to beautiful swan and descends a gangplank after taking a cruise. She is wearing a blue suit. "That's her big moment, her big...
  • Highlights From The Wadsworth Atheneum

    The Wadsworth Atheneum has 50,000 items in its permanent collection, so it wasn't easy for Director Susan Talbott to choose 10 of those items to represent the museum's most important holdings. "I could probably give you 50, and if you asked me tomorrow, I...
  • Hartford Shops Doubling As Art Galleries

    Hartford Shops Doubling As Art Galleries
    When a Hartford merchant puts artworks by local artists on his walls, it's a win-win-win-win situation. The artist's work gets seen. The merchant supports the region's art community. The merchant rescues his shop from generic decor. And the merchant...
  • Atheneum Receives Donation Of Arts & Crafts Decoratives

    Atheneum Receives Donation Of Arts & Crafts Decoratives
    The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford has completed the acquisition of 50 pieces donated by the late prominent arts and crafts collector Stephen Gray. The bequest is made up of early Gustav Stickley furniture, metalwork, prints and pottery selected by...
  • Value Beyond Decor: $1 Million Dollar XL Center Murals Present Problem Of Preservation

    Value Beyond Decor: $1 Million Dollar XL Center Murals Present Problem Of Preservation
    The renovation of Hartford's XL Center arena presents plenty of challenges: dealing with season-ticket holders whose seats must be moved to make way for new premium boxes; ordering custom-made parts because heating and cooling systems are so old; and...