April 17, 2014 by Rick Hartford The Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial was dedicated Thursday at Veterans Memorial Park in Middletown. VIEW MORE
April 15, 2014 by Rick Hartford With high winds and heavy rain pedestrians on Main Street in Hartford fought to keep their umbrellas open and over their heads Tuesday afternoon April 15. VIEW MORE
April 10, 2014 by Rick Hartford Flames engulfed the third floor of a empty three family home on Zion Street near the intersection of Summit Street in Hartford Thursday afternoon April 10. Fire Chief Carlos M. Huertas said that given the intensity of the wind the threat to the neighborhood was significant and he credited firefighters for their tactical move of [...]
April 9, 2014 by Rick Hartford The UConn women’s basketball team was honored with a victory lap around campus on Wednesday after winning its ninth national championship and completing a 40-0 season Tuesday night with a 79-58 win over previously unbeaten Notre Dame in Nashville. VIEW MORE
April 4, 2014 by Rick Hartford A hip hop dance workshop was held April 4 at the Ninth Annual Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival at Trinity College in Hartford. The class was taught by Black Noise, a hip hop crew from South Africa. The festival continued Saturday. Performers included Talib Kweli, Black Noise, Haitian-Canadian emcee Vox Sambou and others. There were VIEW [...]
April 1, 2014 by Rick Hartford The Centaur of Tymfi was unveiled at the Barnum Museum in Bridgeport April 1. The Mayor of Bridgeport, the State Archeologist and others joined in on the April 1 presentation of what museum executive director Kathleen Maher described as an “inexplicable specimen.” Local experts, with tongues placed firmly in cheeks, revealed that The Centaur of [...]
March 28, 2014 by Rick Hartford Tyler Lauretti of Conard High School stars in Shrek The Musical March 21, 22, 23, 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. at the school. To see and hear him talk about his role, click on the link below the picture. http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?vcid=25731814&freewheel=91085&sitesection=hartfordcourantShrek the Musical VIEW MORE
March 26, 2014 by Rick Hartford The Fermi Lamplighters, the drama club at Enrico Fermi High School, are preparing for their next performance, the musical “Tied to the Tracks.” Performances are April 11 and April 12. And for the first time, they are offering a discounted matinee to attract more families. VIEW MORE
March 25, 2014 by Rick Hartford The Connecticut Department of Labor’s Heroes 4 Hire Veterans Career Fair returned to East Hartford Tuesday and marked a milestone – its 10th anniversary – at the Rentschler Field Ballroom. This is the largest and one of the best attended veterans career fairs in New England, its sponsors said. Sponsored by the Connecticut Department of [...]
March 24, 2014 by Rick Hartford Catherine Denmead Madrak, of West Hartford, director of Music Together of West Hartford and Farmington Valley led a group in song during a session at Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford Monday morning. During the music program, parents, caretakers and children share in songs, rhymes, movement, and instrument play. Spring session classes begin March 31. [...]
March 21, 2014 by Rick Hartford Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) workers stocked Lake in Salisbuy with about 1000 trout Friday. Resource assistant Ian Croci of Torrington first drilled a hole in the ice and then, when the trout truck arrived from Kensington, Croci and other DEEP workers Shalyn Zappulla, of Manchester, David Magnifico of Cromwell and Glen Somogie [...]
March 18, 2014 by Rick Hartford Zach McCulloch, 22, of Bloomfield walks a slackline between two trees Tuesday afternoon at Hartford’s Elizabeth Park. He said that he was introduced to the sport, which he explained is popular on the west coast and in Brazil, by a friend last summer. “We’re always out here,” he said. The two inch wide line he [...]
March 17, 2014 by Rick Hartford Alice F. Washburn, who lived from 1870 to 1958, was a designer and builder who built approximately 90 homes from 1919 to 1933. She was born in Cheshire. Architecture historian Christopher Wigren of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservationan recently led a walking tour of the Westville Section of New Haven talking about some of Wasburn’s [...]
March 14, 2014 by Rick Hartford The Connecticut Golf Show was held at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. VIEW MORE
March 12, 2014 by Rick Hartford The opening reception was held March 12 The opening reception for the West Hartford Public Schools ArtBeat 2014 Wednesday afternoon March 12. Artbeat is an annual student Kindergarten-12th grade art exhibit sponsored by West Hartford Public Schools and the West Hartford Art League. Selected student work will be on exhibit in the Art League’s two [...]
March 11, 2014 by Rick Hartford They say that the earliest weathervane was of the Greek God Triton, the son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, god and goddess of the sea. He had the upper body of a human and the tail of a fish. A merman. That was 48 B.C. Fast forward to George’s garage in East Norfolk along Route 44, [...]
March 7, 2014 by Rick Hartford The Chamberlain Student Council at Chamberlain School in New Britain The Chamberlain Student Council has been fundraising for community organizations recently, and was researching service animal groups which might benefit from a fundraiser when they learned about Newtown Strong Therapy Dogs. The group was founded to bring comfort and strength to the community after the [...]
March 3, 2014 by Rick Hartford March 2, 2014, marked Dr. Seuss’ 110th birthday. Theodor Seuss Geisel was born March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Smalley Academy in New Britain celebrated Dr. Seuss Day on Monday throughout the school VIEW MORE .
January 30, 2014 by Rick Hartford A candlelight vigil at Milner School in Hartford was held Thursday night after Shantay Drake, 4, perished in a Bedford Street fire this week. Her mother, Susan Therrien, died this morning from injuries she had from the fire. VIEW MORE
January 30, 2014 by Rick Hartford The Asian Performing Artists Group rehearsed for an upcoming performance in Enfield. VIEW MORE
January 26, 2014 by Rick Hartford VIEW MORE The UConn Women met South Florida at the XL Center in Hartford Saturday. Final score was 81 to 53, UConn.
January 23, 2014 by Rick Hartford The Thomas W. Raftery company has been a GSA Contractor since 1976 and a manufacturer of custom window treatments since 1963. They make curtains. VIEW MORE
January 22, 2014 by Rick Hartford VIEW MORE The Farmington at Glastonbury swim meet Wednesday. Both teams were undefeated before the contest. Glastonbury won, 97 to 84.
January 19, 2014 by Rick Hartford The Connecticut Jammers, a quad rugby team, played the able-bodied Connecticut Grey Rugby Team in an annual match Sunday at New Horizions Village, Unionville. The Greys won, 33 to 32. Quad Rugby is a competitive international sport played by athletes with impairments of all four limbs who are able to push a manual wheelchair. The [...]