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Blue Back Square

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  • Shoppers Waiting Longer Than Ever To Wrap Up Holiday Buying

    Shoppers Waiting Longer Than Ever To Wrap Up Holiday Buying
    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...
  • At Law and Government Academy, Hartford Students Gain Philanthropic Touch

    At Law and Government Academy, Hartford Students Gain Philanthropic Touch
    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...
  • Weekend Shopping: West Hartford Sale Days, Yankee Candle Clearance

    Weekend Shopping: West Hartford Sale Days, Yankee Candle Clearance
    >>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...
  • 9-Year-Old Lights West Hartford Christmas Tree For Sister Battling Cancer

    9-Year-Old Lights West Hartford Christmas Tree For Sister Battling Cancer
    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...
  • Dickens Deconstructed At Bookstore Event

    Dickens Deconstructed At Bookstore Event
    A free family event centered on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" will be presented by Hartford Stage and author Carlo DeVito at Barnes & Noble at Blue Back Square in West Hartford on Saturday, Nov. 8,  from 1 to 3 p.m. DeVito will talk about his...
  • Joe Visconti's Eleventh Hour Adieu

    Joe Visconti's Eleventh Hour Adieu
    It was never clear what Joe Visconti was doing in the governor's race in the first place, and his decision to drop out two days before the election adds to the head-scratching. Mr. Visconti, 57, of West Hartford was mostly known in his hometown for...
  • Book Events: Authors Live!, 'Scrooge' Fun And Anne Rice

    Book Events: Authors Live!, 'Scrooge' Fun And Anne Rice
    A free family event centered on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" will be presented by Hartford Stage and author Carlo DeVito at Barnes & Noble at Blue Back Square in West Hartford on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. DeVito will talk about his...
  • Connecticut's Thriving Airbnb Community Is Catching Officials Unaware

    Connecticut's Thriving Airbnb Community Is Catching Officials Unaware
    The website Airbnb.com has been a growing presence in Connecticut's rental market for several years, but zoning and building officials have just begun considering the implications on local laws. "This is something that's new to us, probably new to...
  • St. Joe's Mapusaga Brings Taste Of Hawaii To West Hartford

    St. Joe's Mapusaga Brings Taste Of Hawaii To West Hartford
    Over the past few weeks, Tiffany Mapusaga has been introduced to some late-summer/early-fall activities by her new teammates on the St. Joseph volleyball team. Apple picking and river tubing had never been options. Even window shopping at Blue Back Square...
  • Baldwin's Book Details Career In Hockey, And With The Whalers

    Back when the renegade World Hockey Association was blooming in the early 1970s, Howard Baldwin sometimes thought he was living in a movie. The man who would later reinvent himself as an Oscar-winning Hollywood producer knew a good story when he saw it....
  • Joe Visconti Pushes On, Aiming To Win Over A Patchwork Coalition Of Voters

    Joe Visconti Pushes On, Aiming To Win Over A Patchwork Coalition Of Voters
    EAST HAVEN — Joe Visconti has no money, few connections and little clout. But the one-term council member from West Hartford has a strategy that he believes will propel him into the governor's office on Nov. 4. "I'm not here to just influence...