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  • Hartford: Vibrant Center Of Colonial Revival

    The Courant, in celebrating its 250th anniversary year, is looking this month at arts and culture in the state's history. Connecticut has long celebrated the arts, with the nation's oldest public art museum among other claims to leadership. High among...
  • City For Sale

    City For Sale
    I feel like I’ve been drawing Thomas Hooker a lot lately. Well, not Mr. Hooker per se, but his statue next to the Old State House. I’ve been using it as a symbol for our Key Issues Forums and now he’s a metaphor for the continued decline...
  • 'The Arkansas Traveler' is what you should want to be

    'The Arkansas Traveler' is what you should want to be
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkanas is a state that many people may not give much thought about when planning their vacations. Often considered a "flyover state," it has much to offer a traveler in search of adventure, culture, or a natural refuge. Home to 52...
  • How to spend a long weekend in Boston

    How to spend a long weekend in Boston
    BOSTON - I'm always amazed by how many people who consider themselves travelers have never visited Boston. True, having lived there for most of my formative years, I'm a bit prejudiced, but I've been to almost every city worth visiting and I can...
  • 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...
  • Farmers Markets And Stands In Connecticut

    Farmers Markets And Stands In Connecticut
    Markets & Stands >> Billings Forge: Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 563 Broad St., Hartford. Connecticut-grown vegetables, hydroponic greens, meats, cheese, eggs, jams, baked goods and a tasting table. Food stamps/EBT debit and credit accepted....
  • Triumph Over Tragedy: First Sandy Hook Run Draws Thousands

    Triumph Over Tragedy: First Sandy Hook Run Draws Thousands
    The event that inspired it was a tragedy like nothing the state had seen before, but the mood at the first Sandy Hook Run for the Families Saturday morning was one of celebration, triumph and hope. A record-breaking 15,000 runners took part in the...
  • Home, Sweet Home: Picking Your Spots

    Home, Sweet Home: Picking Your Spots
    Diana's Pool 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...
  • Lime Bar & Grill: 'American With An Italian Flair'

    Lime Bar & Grill: 'American With An Italian Flair'
    There's a new fruit in town, at building No. 14 of Avon's Riverdale Farms plaza. Lime Bar & Grill has taken over the space formerly occupied by Bosc Kitchen & Wine Bar, and the new restaurant, bar and cocktail lounge, is adding new zest to the area with...
  • Hartford

    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...
  • $20 Million Infusion May Revive Hartford's Constitution Plaza

    $20 Million Infusion May Revive Hartford's Constitution Plaza
    Fifty years ago, plans for Hartford's Constitution Plaza called for soaring office towers, a television broadcast studio, a hotel, storefronts for specialty shops and one more thing: apartments. Yes, apartments. In the wake of a recession that hit in...