1) Hartford Art School
200 Bloomfield Ave.
2) Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts
2) Manchester Community College
3) Connecticut School of Broadcasting
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You probably didn’t know it, but next week happens to be “Connecticut Beer Week” when the state is celebrating the growing brewery industry. With that in mind, Jim Altman and Tim Lammers hit the trail, specifically the beer trail. The duo starts just over the border in Rhode Island and taps into all the local flavor.
Most area breweries offer tours and tastings on weekends including Grey Sail, Cottrell, and “Beer’d.” For something a bit closer to the Hartford area,...
It’s been featured on the Travel Channel’s “Man v. Food” and recognized by “Every Day with Rachael Ray” magazine. But now the two-foot hot dog that put Doogie’s on the map is no longer.
The legendary hot dog is a casualty of Grote & Weigel’s closing. The meat processing business in Bloomfield, a fixture in Greater Hartford for 122 years, had handled the proprietary recipe for the Newington restaurant since its 1999 opening.
It’s unlikely another...
That longtime state Sen. Eric Coleman, D-2nd District, has a primary challenge on Aug. 12 is his own doing. He waited until 21/2 weeks before the May nominating convention to announce that he would seek re-election. By that point, other candidates had been drawn into the race and were gaining support. Two of them, Hartford city council president Shawn Wooden and former Windsor council member Lenworth Walker, face off against Mr. Coleman in the primary.
Mr. Coleman said he waited so that he could...
BLOOMFIELD — Barbara Barenz, a longtime fixture in local schools and volunteer activities, died unexpectedly at home last Friday. She was 72.
Barenz, worked in Bloomfield Public Schools for more than 25 years, in a variety of positions including food service, as an instructional aid, in the central office and finally as the principal's executive assistant at Bloomfield High School.
"She went through seven principals," said longtime friend Paula Walek.
Walek, who met Barenz when she began...