| Nov 5, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Ten Years Ago
Sport Chalet officials in La Caņada announced the local sporting goods chain would expand into Arizona during 2005, opening four stores in the greater Phoenix area.
Twenty Years Ago
The La Caņada High School varsity football team, led by...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 11:06 AM
If you had a yen for sideshow freaks, fortune tellers, guys with whips and all the popcorn and cotton candy you could stuff into yourself, the place to be Saturday was The Hartford Club for the Mark Twain House & Museum's "The Greatest Gala on Earth."...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:00 AM
The Mark Twain House & Museum is holding a Tom Sawyer's Tricks and Treats event on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. Activities include Magic by Pete & Chris, a spooky performance by Hartford Stage's Mark Twain Players, costume parade, a burping contest and...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 6:27 AM
Until now, "Mark My Words"— an annual literary fundraiser for the Mark Twain House & Museum — has been held outside of Hartford and has generally featured authors of mysteries and legal thrillers.
This year, the series finally hits home...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 1:42 PM
It was Jay Leno's turn to be the butt of jokes at Sunday's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor ceremony in Washington.
Chelsea Handler said she was confused that Leno, former host of NBC's "Tonight Show," was being honored with a humor prize: "I wasn'...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 7:01 PM
When Hal Holbrook first portrayed Mark Twain in his one-man show in 1954, it was 10 years before the enactment of the Civil Rights Act. The show featured Twain's biting racial commentary from "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."
Sixty years later, the...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Hartford architect Henry Darbee paid $1 in 1957 for a hillside lot so steep that it sat on the market more than 30 years.
Darbee, whose credits included work on the Mark Twain Memorial and Wadsworth Atheneum, built himself and his wife a spacious...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 7:51 AM
Fall's chill signals the return of stouts, porters, Oktoberfest lagers and – whether you love or hate them – pumpkin-flavored brews. It's now high season for local beer festivals, with plenty of events between now and mid-October.
| Sep 25, 2014
| 11:39 AM
It's nearly October and you know what that means, time for ghosts and goblins and spirits that bump in the night. And of course the Mark Twain House & Museum is more than ready to celebrate the eerie and the unexplainable.
In conjunction with its soon-...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 11:17 AM
When Ned Roberts met Sunny Thorsen during a chance encounter through the former community theater group, the Mark Twain Masquers, it was the start of a Hartford love story and the seeds for a foundation that would benefit many, many arts organizations for...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 12:30 PM
With a sincere thanks for "the greatest night of my life," comedian Jay Leno accepted the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for Humor Sunday in a rowdy affair that featured a parade of funny regulars from the "Tonight Show." As for his just-received...