Spring Flowers Grown Locally

  Somers – CT – A worker waters flowers in a three-season greenhouse at Grower Direct Farms Thursday. Grower Direct supplies big box stores across New England with thousands of flowers. Photo by BRAD HORRIGAN | bhorrigan@courant.com

Here fishy, fishy, fishy…

It didn’t feel like spring, but local fishermen and women took to the pond at Manchester Coon and Fox Club in Coventery Saturday for the group’s annual fishing derby. Coventry, CT – 04/05/14 – Emily McCrystal, 4, of Vernon, makes a dramatized, sad face after discovering that her hook has no fish on it. Looking [...]

Don’t Forget the Little People

Practice was open to the public and the media Thursday at MSG, as Iowa State prepared for Friday’s matchup against UConn. When 7 year-old Noah Miller flagged down DeAndre Kane (not pictured) for an autograph behind the basket, he could not have foreseen what was about to happen. After Kane, (Iowa State’s biggest star) graciously [...]

2014 Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Downtown Hartford played host to the 43rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday. Everyone was Irish Saturday, as the temperatures inched into the low 50s. Hartford, CT  03/15/14 – Nancy Sheridan, of Glastonbury, dances Saturday during the 2014 Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Asylum Street. Photo by BRAD HORRIGAN | bhorrigan@courant.com VIEW MORE

Louisville Buries Huskies

Louisville, KY 03/08/14 – UConn’s Ryan Boatright looks exhausted during the second half of his team’s 81-48 defeat to Louisville at the KFC Yum! Center Saturday afternoon.  Photo by BRAD HORRIGAN | bhorrigan@courant.com VIEW GALLERY

Special Olympics Connecticut Winter Games

Simsbury played host again to the Special Olympics Connecticut Winter Games 2014 on March 1st and 2nd.  Here are some images from Saturday’s action. Simsbury, CT  03/01/14 –  Elijah Pollard, of Team Plainfield, competes in a snow shoe race at the Special Olympics Connecticut Winter Games Saturday at the CL&P campus.  Photo by BRAD HORRIGAN [...]

UConn Edged by Bearcats

  UConn came out hot and took a five point lead into halftime against Cincinnati Thursday night in chilly Ohio. The Bearcats clawed back in the second half behind Sean Kilpatrick’s 26 points to lengthen their home winning streak to 17 games. With the 63-58 loss, the Huskies fall to 5-4 in the conference. Cincinnati, [...]

UConn Sharp in Cincy

An efficient Husky team cruised to victory in Cincinnati, Ohio Saturday afternoon by a score of 86-29. Former UConn player Jamelle Elliot and her Cincinnati Bearcats had no answer to the UConn swarming defense or to the potent, Husky offensive attack.  UConn shot an incredible 56% from the field while forcing 14 steals. With the [...]

UConn Outlasts Rutgers at the RAC

Behind a strong second half performance by Shabazz Napier, the Huskies held on for victory in New Jersey Saturday night. Up by five points at the half, UConn gave up their advantage early in the second half. After a slow start, Napier heated up late to help the Huskies regain the lead and finish as [...]

Eagle Classic High School Wrestling Tournament

Area grapplers competed Saturday at East Catholic High School’s annual Eagle Classic High School Wrestling Tournament.– 01/18/14  Manchester, CT – South Windsor’s Nick Dubrueil, left, wrestles Windham’s Alex Perez in a 172 lb. semifinal consolation match at the Eagle Classic High School Wrestling Tournament. Photo by BRAD HORRIGAN | bhorrigan@courant.com VIEW MORE

UConn Women Take on Temple in Bridgeport

UConn took on the Temple Owls at Webster Bank Arena Saturday afternoon. Bria Hartley led all scorers with 19 points and Kiah Stokes pulled down 18 rebounds. The Huskies improved to 17-0 before heading to Texas for Monday’s game against Baylor. –  Bridgeport, CT – 01/11/14  - UConn’s Breanna Stewart battles Temple’s Natasha Thames for [...]

UConn Outsoar Eagles of Eastern Washington

The UConn men’s basketball team played their first home game at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport Saturday afternoon.  The Huskies welcomed Eastern Washington University from the Big Sky Conference.  The Eagles battled for 40 minutes, but the Huskies were too strong in the end and prevailed 82-65 to improve to 12-1 on the year. – [...]

UConn Women Overpower Cal at MSG

Offensively the UConn women started off slowly in the first half of their matchup with California at Madison Square Garden Sunday.  But as the game wore on, the Huskies proved to be far superior to their west coast adversaries.  Breanna Stewart led the way with 29 points (in only 27 minutes) and 10 rebounds. New [...]

Wolcott Twins Ask Santa for Army Brother’s Return

Nine year-old twin sisters Lauren and Emily Hart wanted only the return of their brother, US Army Pvt. Tyler Hart, from Fort Eustis, VA, for Christmas.  After asking Santa for just that on Saturday, they got their wish when their brother emerged from a giant gift box at Home Depot in Southington. –  SOUTHINGTON  12/21/13 [...]

Brookfield Beats Valley Regional in Class M Semifinal

Brookfield came from behind to beat Valley Regional at Cheshire High School Saturday afternoon and book a ticket to the Class M championship game.   Cheshire, CT – 12/07/13 – Brookfield’s Daniel Jackson, right, celebrates with Brad Westmark after Westmark’s fourth quarter interception sealed the game over Valley Regional in the Class M football semifinal [...]

Westfarms Mall Ice Palace

Shoppers have the opportunity to greet Santa Claus at Westfarms Mall in West Hartford.   West Hartford – 11/30/13 – Brenda Giardino, center, communicates to Santa Claus on behalf of her timid daughter Amanda Giardino, 4, of Rocky Hill at Westfarms Mall’s Ice Palace Saturday. BRAD HORRIGAN | bhorrigan@courant.com VIEW MORE

Hartford’s Winterfest Kicks Off

On a frigid November evening, Hartford’s fourth annual Winterfest kicked off at Bushnell Park. Vendors and ice skaters alike braved the New England night for Friday’s festivities. Hartford – 11/23/13 – Ice skates can be borrowed for free at Hartford’s Winterfest. BRAD HORRIGAN | bhorrigan@courant.com  VIEW MORE

Huskies Prevail Over Hoosiers in the Big Apple

  It felt more like March than November in Madison Square Garden Friday night as UConn outlasted Indiana University. The Garden was buzzing with Husky and Hoosier fans alike. Ticket holders were treated to a hard-fought see-saw battle with UConn ultimately taking the spoils 59-58. New York, NY – 11/22/13 – UConn players left to [...]

UConn Bests Former Big East Foe at MSG

In an old Big East rivalry in New York City, the Huskies outlasted the Boston College Eagles Thursday night. New York, NY – 11/21/13 – UConn’s DeAndre Daniels, center left, battles Boston College’s Eddie Odio for possession of the ball in the 2K Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden Thursday night. Looking on at far [...]

Football (ahem…soccer) Finals at Falcon Field

Falcon Field in Meriden hosted two state soccer championships Saturday. Two Suffield teams experienced very different outcomes on the day. The Suffield boys triumphed over Ellington to win their third consecutive Class M state title. Earlier however, the Suffield girls team was bested 2-1 by a strong St. Joseph’s performance in the Class LL championship. [...]

Class L Girls Volleyball Semifinals

Down two games to zero, Farmington came back to beat Ledyard in dramatic fashion in the first Class L girls volleyball semifinal at New Britain High School Thursday night. In the second semifinal match, RHAM held on to defeat Bristol Eastern in an emotional five-game victory. After semis this competitive and exciting, the final will [...]

Red Sox Rolling Rally Moves Through Boston

Fresh off their World Series triumph over the St. Louis Cardinals, the Boston Red Sox took a bow Saturday as they moved through downtown in a victory parade. Red Sox players traveled through the warm autumn sunshine on Boston Duck Boats in the Mayor’s Rolling Rally. Fans went wild as their baseball heroes rode past [...]

Annual Rice Harvest in Northern Vietnam

Due to hard farming conditions, the Mu Cang Chai district of Vietnam yields only one rice crop per year. Local residents, primarily from the Hmong hill tribe of the mountainous northern province of Yen Bai, harvest rice in early October. A Vietnamese-Hmong ethnic hilltribe woman carries a wooden box used to thresh bunches of rice on [...]

Apple Harvest Festival in Glastonbury

The 39th Apple Harvest Festival in Glastonbury takes place this weekend. It features rides, food and entertainment in an autumnal atmosphere. Glastonbury – 10/19/13 – Helena Farrar, 7, of Glastonbury, digs into her caramel apple at the 39th Annual Apple Harvest Festival in Glastonbury. Behind her, Ryan Christenson, of Wallingford, does a large spray paint [...]