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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...
  • 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....
  • The State of Connecticut Has an Array of Valuable and Strange Artifacts

    The State of Connecticut Has an Array of Valuable and Strange Artifacts
    Painting of George Washington: $20 million. Two-headed calf: $2,000. Iconic industrial statue: $1.5 million. New Haven church records covering 138 years: $2,550. Documents of a disgraced governor: $500,000. Those are just a sampling of the hundreds of...
  • Regional Markets Bring Fresh, Local Produce to Unlikely Places

    Regional Markets Bring Fresh, Local Produce to Unlikely Places
    A quarter century ago, Connecticut agricultural officials had 22 farmers markets on their official list. Thanks to a boom in consumer interest in fresh, healthy and locally grown produce and other farm products, that number has soared to 130. In Hartford...
  • Ethiopian Music-Dance Collective Fendika Tours the East Coast, Stopping Twice in Hartford

    Fendika, a six-member collective of Ethiopian musicians and dancers, who’ll play at Hartford’s Charter Oak Cultural Center on Oct. 5, produce a full-bodied sound out of few elements. Misale Legesse, a young drummer, taps out rhythms on four...
  • Should Governor Malloy Pardon Connecticut Witches?

    Should Governor Malloy Pardon Connecticut Witches?
    Alice Young was the first to die at the end of a hangman's rope for something no longer considered a crime. Mary Barnes was the last; her life also ended with a noose around her neck. In between, nine other people were executed in Connecticut for...
  • 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...
  • Poet Samuel Amadon doesn't do Hartford any favors

    Poet Samuel Amadon doesn't do Hartford any favors
    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...
  • 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...