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  • 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...
  • Black-eyed Blues Fest in Bushnell Park

  • Hundreds Gather To Celebrate Gay Pride In Hartford

    Hundreds turned out in Hartford's Bushnell Park Saturday afternoon to celebrate Gay Pride. The crowd celebrated in the park just down the hill from the State Capitol, which this session passed legislation that made same sex marriage legal. Performers...
  • Knox Parks Foundation: Garden Giants

    Knox Parks Foundation: Garden Giants
    Chugging along the streets of Hartford in his dusty Ford truck, Ron Pitz can't seem to go a block without hitting upon a patch of land touched, in one way or another, by the Knox Parks Foundation. Evergreen planters line Bushnell Park. A community garden...
  • Max's O'Hartford 5K & Wee Mile

    Downtown Hartford streets will be running with green on Sunday, March 15, for the "Max's O'Hartford 5K & Wee Mile." Nearly 2,000 runners and walkers are expected to compete in the annual event,with many participants dressed in their finest - or most...
  • Hundreds Of Hartford Residents Turn Out Against Violence

    Down the hill from the state Capitol, Cheryl Lawrence stood in a cluster with her family, her nephew's face staring out from the shirt on her chest. Joel Hightower. He was celebrating his 20th birthday when he was shot dead 10 days earlier, the city's...
  • Black Eyed and Bluesfest 2009

    Join us in Bushnell Park for our 10th Year Anniversary Festival. This year will be chock full of great music, brews and BBQ. Advocate Black-eyed & Blues Thursday, June 4th, 2009 5 PM-11 PM Bushnell Park Pavilion Downtown Hartford, CT Admission Absolutely...
  • CITY'S GLARING REFLECTION: Police Chief's Harsh Words Spark Examination Of Hartford's Heart, Soul And Character

    Police Chief Daryl Roberts' declaration that Hartford has become toxic in its level of incivility sparked anger, questions and introspection Thursday as leaders and residents wondered if the capital city has reached some sort of tipping point. While some...
  • Saturday, June 5 - Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure @ Bushnell Park - Hartford, CT

  • Saturday, June 5 - Connecticut Pride 2010 @ Bushnell Park - Hartford, CT

  • Hartford

    ORIGINS: Settled in 1633 as a Dutch trading post called House of Hope. Founded in 1635 by a group of settlers from Massachusetts led by the Rev. Thomas Hooker. NAME: Originally called Newtown, it was named Hartford in 1637 after Hertford, England. DID...