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  • Prayer, Support Offered At Hartford Vigils

    Prayer, Support Offered At Hartford Vigils
    Scores of people came to the capital city Friday night to pray and show their support for the grieving families of 20 young children and six adults slain at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. At Asylum Hill Congregational Church, about 50 people...
  • The McLovins Headline a Global Marijuana March in Hartford's Bushnell Park on May 4

    HempCT, a local grassroots advocacy organization, is planning a Global Marijuana March from 12-8 p.m. on May 4 in Bushnell Park in Downtown Hartford, according to their website. According to their mission statement, the HempCT is committed to "ending...
  • Our Picks: Ton of Holiday Stuff Around Hartford!

    Our Picks: Ton of Holiday Stuff Around Hartford!
    Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Joyous Kwanzaa. (Now that that's out of the way, get out and do stuff, Grinchy.) The Nutcracker: Military Edition: Carol Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities, Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, (860)...
  • Rocker at the Gate: Shredder Tony Spada Gigs With the Hartford Symphony Orchestra

    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...
  • Java: It's Festival of Light Day in Hartford

    After some missteps and confusion, seems Hartford's "Festival of Light" people have it all worked out. So if you are looking for an illuminating jumpstart to the Christmas season, here you go. Contrary to original announcements, there are lights at...
  • 9/20/2012-No Fun Town

    9/20/2012-No Fun Town
    The city of Hartford has had its head up its rule book for a long time. I've never seen or heard of a city more averse to spontaneous fun. Thirty years ago, street corner musicians weren't allowed to play on the street corners. Twenty years ago, the...
  • 2010: Holiday Light Festival Moves From Plaza To Park, Adds Skating Rink

    Mayor Pedro Segarra, giving more details about moving the Festival Of Light holiday display from Constitution Plaza to Bushnell Park after 47 years, said Wednesday that the park offers a more central location for visitors and better access to downtown...
  • CT Race For Cure Hurt By Planned Parenthoood Flap

    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. The Connecticut...
  • 2011: After Shaky Start, Ice Rink, Donations Light Up Festival

    Public reaction was tepid when the city's long-running Festival of Light holiday display moved from Constitution Plaza downtown to a more central location at Bushnell Park this winter. Organizers cited declining corporate interest and donations, among...
  • 2010: Critics Disappointed With Light Show At Bushnell Park

    After weeks of anticipation for the revamped Festival of Light, some visitors walked away from Bushnell Park on Friday feeling disappointed and duped. The festival, a city tradition that has long been held at Constitution Plaza, expanded this year to...
  • Travelers' Founder: Hartford's 19th-Century Renaissance Man

    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....