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  • 'Connecting Threads' Brings Jewish Quilters' Work To West Hartford

    'Connecting Threads' Brings Jewish Quilters' Work To West Hartford
    WEST HARTFORD — A riot of color is on display at the Mandell Jewish Community Center's Chase Family Gallery. "Connecting Threads," a show of quilts that has been two years in the making, is a celebration of Jewish industry and artistry,...
  • Tolland Lives Another Day, Thanks To 15th-Inning Walk-Off

    BRISTOL – When Tolland coach Steve Paasch was asked Saturday about the state of his team after a loss to Simsbury to open the American Legion tournament, he didn't hide from the truth. His team was tired. The Zone 8 regular season champions...
  • Simsbury's Rosedale Farms Finds New Ways To Prosper

    Simsbury's Rosedale Farms Finds New Ways To Prosper
    SIMSBURY — For Marshall and Lynn Epstein, owners of the 110-acre Rosedale Farms and Vineyards, farming has grown beyond raising vegetables. "I think the key to farming today is evolving to meet people's needs," said Marshall Epstein, a third-...
  • Talented Teens Spend Their Summer 'On the Town'

    Talented Teens Spend Their Summer 'On the Town'
    The West Hartford area's talented teens take to the stage for "On The Town," this year's West Hartford Summer Arts Festival production, which runs July 31 to Aug. 3. The festival, often referred to as SAF, began as an opportunity for high school and...
  • All-Courant Boys Lacrosse

    The 2014 All-Courant high school boys lacrosse team, honorable mentions, story lines from the season and more: ALL-COURANT TEAM GOALIE Brendan Casey, East Catholic-Manchester, So. DEFENSE Pete Sconzo, Simsbury, Sr. Joe Voss, East Catholic, Sr....
  • All-Courant Girls Lacrosse

    The 2014 All-Courant high school girls lacrosse team, honorable mentions, story lines from the season and more: ALL-COURANT TEAM GOALIES Paige Hammick, Avon, Sr. Madison Hooper, Hall-West Hartford, Sr. DEFENSE Michelle Fedrico, Cheshire, Sr....
  • Florence Griswold Exhibit Celebrates True Folk Art

    Florence Griswold Exhibit Celebrates True Folk Art
    In the gallery at Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, two portraits hang side-by-side, "The Artist" and "The Artist's Wife." They were painted in 1815. Not much else is known about them, not even the name of the artist, who ironically immortalized...
  • Pharmacists Meet To Prepare For Dispensing Medical Marijuana

    Pharmacists Meet To Prepare For Dispensing Medical Marijuana
    SOUTHINGTON — Pharmacists preparing for the advent of Connecticut's medical marijuana industry gathered Wednesday to talk about the clinical aspects of dispensing a drug that has no federal approval nor the guidelines that go along with it. The...
  • When Gold Prices Fell, How Did Local Jeweler Becker's React?

    When Gold Prices Fell, How Did Local Jeweler Becker's React?
    In 1990, Becker's Fine Jeweler had just opened its downtown Hartford store when a recession hit — and one that hit New England harder than anywhere else. "I had to lay off 40 percent of my staff," said Paul Becker, who founded the West Hartford...
  • Connecticut's King: Hayes Was A Passionate Voice For Social Justice In Hartford

    Connecticut's King: Hayes Was A Passionate Voice For Social Justice In Hartford
    Just as Martin Luther King Jr. had done a year earlier, King T. Hayes journeyed north from Georgia in the summers of 1945 and 1946 as a student to earn money working in the tobacco fields in Simsbury. And like King, Hayes was struck by the comparative...
  • Recession Was The Mother Of Invention

    Recession Was The Mother Of Invention
    PLYMOUTH — The housing crash devastated firms in construction — site developers, home builders, carpenters, electricians — but the seismic waves went far beyond that epicenter. Kim Pelletier, president of Truck Builders of Connecticut,...