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  • Honor Architect-Activist At Bushnell Carousel

    The Bushnell Park Carousel celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, and Hartford officials have planned the perfect celebration. They will spend $1 million on improvements such as heat, restrooms and a multi-function room that will allow the popular...
  • Plan To Reshape Gold Street Riles Church, Condo Owners

    Plan To Reshape Gold Street Riles Church, Condo Owners
    HARTFORD — Gold Street forms a gentle, S-shaped ribbon of no more than a tenth of a mile between Main Street and Bushnell Park, past Carl Andre's Stone Field Sculpture and the gate to the final resting place of the city's founders. Now, Hartford...
  • Connecticut Soldiers Revealed True Toll At Civil War's Andersonville Prison

    Connecticut Soldiers Revealed True Toll At Civil War's Andersonville Prison
    The deadliest ground of the American Civil War lies in rural southwest Georgia. It is not a battlefield. It's a small area, 26 acres, roughly half the size of Hartford's Bushnell Park. There, over the course of 14 months beginning in February 1864,...
  • Tenants Welcome: Hartford, Suburbs Headed For Apartment Building Boom

    Tenants Welcome: Hartford, Suburbs Headed For Apartment Building Boom
    The addition of nearly 1,000 new apartments over the next few years could be what downtown Hartford needs to secure a long-elusive vibrancy beyond the work week. Five apartment projects are now underway — four conversions and one new complex&...
  • Memorable Music And Characters At Jazz Concerts In Connecticut

    There have been countless memorable jazz concerts over the decades in Greater Hartford, and probably all fans have a list of favs still gloriously playing in their imaginations — from the Duke Ellington Orchestra's performance some 75 years ago at...
  • Jazz In Connecticut -- The Early Years

    Jazz In Connecticut -- The Early Years
    With fabled clubs in the North End rocking with the sound of jazz, classic big bands and big-name instrumentalists and singers routinely blowing-off the roof at Foot Guard Hall on High Street, or shaking the foundations of the State Theater on Village...
  • Revisiting Downtown Hartford's Lost Architectural Treasures

    In 1990, a local Hartford bank reassured city leaders that plans for an office tower at the corner of Main and Asylum streets were real and the 45-story edifice would be built. Just one thing stood in the way: the 78-year-old Hartford-Aetna Building, the...
  • Local Announcements

    Baseball Nov. 28: World Series Club of Hartford. Red Sox radio announcer Joe Castiglione and former Red Sox manager Joe Morgan will be the guest speakers at the World Series Club of Hartford dinner on Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 83 South Road in...
  • Free Ice Skating In Bushnell Park

    Looking for no-cost school vacation activities? Ice skating and skate rentals are free at the Hartford Winterfest rink in Bushnell Park. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through Feb. 20, 1012. (On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, hours are 11 a.m. to 5...
  • Local Hero: Eastford Man First Union General To Die In Civil War

    Local Hero: Eastford Man First Union General To Die In Civil War
    Gen. Nathaniel Lyon died at the right time. Raised in eastern Connecticut, the 43-year-old West Point graduate was killed while commanding the Union forces at the Battle of Wilson's Creek near Springfield, Mo., on Aug. 10, 1861. He became the first...
  • Choose media storage solutions for your Hartford home

    Step outside your Hartford home and you can enjoy a number of attractions, such as the Mark Twain house or Bushnell Park. Indoors, you probably have just as many distractions — you just need a place to keep them all. A media cabinet or armoire...