| Feb 20, 2015
>>Celebrate the Year of the Sheep at Green Teahouse's free New Year's celebration from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21. Festivities include tea and treat samplings, calligraphy demonstrations, mini-massages and special discounts on teas, tea sets and...
| Feb 21, 2015
Just a stone's throw from the New Haven Green, just beyond Basta Trattoria, is The Green Teahouse.
If, as a young kid, you were fascinated by elaborate Japanese miniature wooden teahouses, The Green Teahouse, with its handsome wood furniture, colorful...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 10:01 AM
Five hundred and fifty brews await you at West Hartford's new destination for craft beer.
World of Beer, a chain of taverns with locations in 20 states, opened its second Connecticut location in Blue Back Square Monday, Jan. 26, with 50 rotating taps...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 4:28 AM
HARTFORD — After recessions, architects are like crocuses.
When developers, governments or nonprofits hire architects, it's what they call a leading economic indicator — those contracts will result in workers in hard hats with paychecks many...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 4:42 AM
WEST HARTFORD — D'Mario Sowah was building a following at New York Sports Club in Blue Back Square when he thought of a way to drum up more business: split exercisers in group classes into two competing teams.
Sowah, like many personal trainers,...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 8:41 AM
>>Fight the cold with hot bargains at West Hartford Sale Days, a semiannual event that draws crowds of savvy shoppers to West Hartford Center and Blue Back Square. Official sale days are Friday and Saturday. However, some businesses extend their sales, so...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 5:24 PM
HARTFORD — The enterprising senior class council of Hartford Public High's Law and Government Academy struck again last week, this time by organizing a family-style dinner that brought together students, parents and businesses in the spirit of...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 5:49 PM
WEST HARTFORD — On snow-dusted sidewalks and music-filled malls, holiday shoppers headed to stores Sunday to wrap up the final weekend of the Christmas retail season. What they found were discounts.
"I think there's a lot more on sale now," said...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Anyone can learn about Hanukkah by going to a Jewish community center or a synagogue. But Rabbi Yosef Wolvovsky wants even more people to know about the Festival of Lights.
“Our view of the menorah and the events of Hanukkah, although it happened...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 10:55 AM
Had it yet? You know, the wrapping, buying, spending, rushing, trying to get it all done before THAT day. Time for a break. Take some time for you this weekend.
Jumpstart the Christmas countdown and welcome winter in a good way right away at Real Art...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:51 PM
WEST HARTFORD — When Allie Sullivan tapped the Christmas tree in Blue Back Square with her pink wand Thursday, the lights — and her face — lit up.
"It was awesome. I've never done anything like that before," Allie said.
Allie, 9, and...