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  • Best Food Truck

    Best Food Truck
    1) Lucky Taco Elm St. in Bushnell Park Hartford (860) 987-2122 luckytacotruck.com 2) NoRa Cupcake Company   3) Big Green Truck Pizza  
  • Best Park

    Best Park
    1) Elizabeth Park corner of Prospect and Asylum Ave. Hartford/West Hartford (860) 231-9443 elizabethpark.org   Voters Said: Rose gardens are beautiful!   2) Bushnell Park   3) Wickham Park  
  • Annual Festival of Light Moves To Bushnell Park

    Annual Festival of Light Moves To Bushnell Park
    Say it isn't so! No more holiday Festival of Lights on Constitution Plaza? This from the mayor's office. Somehow I just don't think it will be the same... "A beloved 47-year-old holiday tradition in the City of Hartford is getting reinvigorated thanks to...
  • Festival of Light: Part Deux

    It's less than an hour before the additonal lights, skating rink and action at Bushnell Park's Festival of Light begins, but unfortunately I won't be there to enjoy. But would love to hear from those who are! So let me know how it all looks and feels...
  • Frog Hollow's Industrial Heyday

    Frog Hollow's Industrial Heyday
    The story of Frog Hollow, once an industrial center, begins and ends with water. Just after the American Revolution, no one could explain why the well water on Dolly Babcock's 100-acre Hartford farm was so pure. Located in what is now Hartford's...
  • Ten Business Leaders Who Made A Difference To Hartford's Vitality

    Ten Business Leaders Who Made A Difference To Hartford's Vitality
    For two centuries, Hartford has been a center of commerce, industry and innovation. The city's businesspeople have led the way in everything from insurance to firearms, from bicycles to aircraft. But many of Hartford's entrepreneurs never forgot the...
  • The Lasting Legacy of Charles Hopkins Clark

    The Lasting Legacy of Charles Hopkins Clark
    Toward the end of the 1800s, The Courant's political stance was becoming "complicated" by one of the newspaper's leaders, Charles Hopkins Clark, who could be – by turns — visionary and myopic. Clark, a nationally influential Republican,...
  • Chapter Three: A Nation Torn Apart

    Chapter Three: A Nation Torn Apart
    A year after buying The Courant, John L. Boswell made a bold move — he began publishing The Hartford Daily Courant on Sept. 12, 1837. It was especially brave considering the financial panic that had gripped much of the nation that year as 600...
  • Chapter Six: A New Building, And New Suburban Focus

    Chapter Six: A New Building, And New Suburban Focus
    With the end of World War II came profound changes in how Americans lived, reshaping the nation's landscape — and the fortunes of The Courant. Over the next two decades, as the population swelled and the economy flourished, thousands gave up city...
  • Courant Carrier Frank J. Valvo

    Courant Carrier Frank J. Valvo
    In his words: Frank J. Valvo, Marlborough I delivered the Courant in Wethersfield from the age of 12 until I turned 16 in 1957. There was a 12-month period of time in there that I also delivered The Hartford Times. In retrospect, I realize what a...
  • With Forum, Donovan And Marathon, Hartford Was Hopping

    With Forum, Donovan And Marathon, Hartford Was Hopping
    If you arrived in town from outer space last weekend, your first thought was, "Wow, this place is cooking." On Thursday night, Charles M. Blow, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Karl Rove packed The Bushnell at The Connecticut Forum on the nation's broken...