| May 23, 2012
| 2:15 PM
In 1845, a young man from the marble district of the Litchfield Hills arrived in Hartford just as the city's new rail line helped trigger an industrial boom that, by 1870, made it one of the richest small cities in America.
At age 22, James G....
| May 25, 2012
| 2:49 PM
When the Susan G. Komen Foundationdecided to defund Planned Parenthood earlier this year, the Connecticut affiliate was the only one in the country with the courage to immediately — and publicly — stand up to that stupidity.
| May 30, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Friday's going to roll around again, and you've got nothing going on, so head downtown for this year's Black-eyed and Blues Fest, sponsored (as always) by Hartford's premier BBQ joint Black-eyed Sally's. Acts range from Petey Hop and the JackRabbits,...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 12:18 PM
The thought of performing as a soloist in front of a world-class orchestra would make most long-haired rockers quake in their snakeskin boots.
Not guitarist Tony Spada. Not one bit.
Spada will be the featured soloist when the Hartford Symphony...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Since its founding by English settlers, Hartford has been one of New England's most populous cities. Over the nearly four centuries of Hartford's existence, millions of people have lived and died here and, in most cases, their earthly remains were...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Alive @ 5, Columbus Park, Main St. & W. Park Place, Stamford. (203) 348-5285, Stamford-downtown.com. June 21: Los Lonely Boys. June 28: G. Love & Special Sauce. July 5: Creedence Clearwater Revisited. July 19: Matisyahu. July 19: Hot Chelle Rae. July 26:...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 2:07 PM
One of the must-see attractions in eastern Connecticut is Diana's Pool in Chaplin, along the beautiful Natchaug River. This fishing, kayaking and hiking spot is also popular as a destination because of its sheer beauty. An almost rite of...
| Jul 5, 2012
While there are some historians who argue we should celebrate Independence Day on July 2, rather than on the fourth, holiday travelers probably give little thought to the issue. "The fourth is the fourth," they'll say, despite the fact that the Second...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 10:33 AM
If you have an itch for jazz that listening to records simply can’t scratch, The Hartford Jazz Society's free Monday Night Jazz Series might be just what you need. From July 9th to August 13th on Mondays in Bushnell Park, the Society will bring...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 9:55 AM
Author Event: Poet Samuel Amadon reading from The Hartford Book
with Timothy Donnelly, award-winning author of The Cloud Corporation, Wed., July 18, at Real Art Ways, Arbor St., Hartford, realartways.org
Hartford is a peculiar subject. Live or work...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Head over to takeabrakebakery.com any day of the week to find out where the big yellow cupcake truck is hanging out (as of writing this, the truck is parked Elm St. at Bushnell Park from 12:30 to 3 p.m., or "until sold out"). You can also click on "view...