Godzilla Comes Home

  West Hartford firefighters rescued Godzilla, the iguana missing since July 28, who was high in a tree on Lemay Street Wednesday morning. Godzilla, owned by Andrew Frazer of Riggs Avenue, was spotted in the road by neighbor Gregg Gabinelle before he scurried up a tree, Frazer said. West Hartford firefighters Matthew Lyons and Lt. [...]

Comic Art at the Tobacco Shop

Guest artists at Hartford Comic Con, which is being held through June 1 at the XL Center in Hartford, made their art at the Tobacco Shop on Pratt Street Friday night. Artists also created comic art with cigar boxes which came from the shop. The VIEW MORE proceeds from the sale of the boxes, at $200 each, [...]

Tough Man At New Britain High

The annual Tough Man competition fundraiser at New Britain High Thursday. Two student teams, a teacher team and the U.S. Marines competed.  Teams competed in strength and agility contests. Money raised goes toward equipment and other expenses for the J-Crew, a NBHS Bible club which is involved in mentoring and other community service activities. VIEW [...]

Wethersfield Revolutionary War Encampment

The sixth annual Revolutionary War Encampment was held at the Webb-Deane-Stevens (WDS) Museum in Old Wethersfield  Saturday. The WDS Revolutionary War Encampment also included members of the 54th Regiment of Foot, a dashing band of British redcoats who launched a  “surprise” attack on the Continental soldiers, historical reenactments and period entertainment. VIEW MORE

Mr. Potato Head

The new Mr. Potato Head exhibit at Connecticut Science Center’s Ribbon Cutting and preview of the new traveling exhibits Mindbender Mansion and The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD.Mindbender Mansion is presented by Travelers and The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD® is  presented locally by Citizens Bank. The two nationally touring exhibits will be on display [...]

A Moment in the Sun

The Republican Convention was held at the Mohegan Sun Saturday. VIEW MORE     The Republican Convention was held at the Mohegan Sun Saturday

USS San Juan Returns

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS San Juan returned to Connecticut Friday, May 16. San Juan’s crew of more than 140 Sailors departed Naval Submarine Base New London Oct. 15 to conduct maritime operations in the Middle East and Europe. The submarine visited ports in Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Portugal and Spain while deployed.  [...]

Tolland Green Day

Students from Tolland Intermediate School, grades 3-5, converged on the town green Thursday, wearing colonial dress, portraying ancestors in character, visiting museums and participating in crafts and games of that era. VIEW MORE

Thistle Lawn Bowling Club

Jack Miller of West Hartford didn’t want anything to do with lawn bowling. Joe Morin kept at him. “For two years he hounded me.” Well, he’d go once to get him off his back. He’d try it. Say he hated it. And that would be the end of it. Miller eventually  became president of the [...]

UConn School of Engineering Graduates

Not every commencement speaker can deliver his speech floating upside down and still lend some gravity to his remarks. UConn alumnus Rick Mastracchio, Class of 1982, who did both, gave the commencement address from international Space Staton Saturday, with the UConn graduating class from the School of Engineering listening to the pre-recorded address at Gampel [...]

Adulation

Celebrity Nick Cannon came to CREC’s Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Wednesday. Principal of the Day. The decibel level from his fans was within the realm of managable until he took off his pseudo motorcycle jacket, revealing him in his Brandoesque muscle shirt. Then: VIEW MORE  A volcano of sound erupted. An F-16 of screams [...]

Cameras Rolling

Marsha Karp, producer of  “Cameras Rolling,”  filmed the May episode on West Hartford Community Television with guests Reno Venturi, owner Of Actors Gym and producer of “Pleading Sanity” and Russell Bernstein Actor/Writer of the “Pleading Sanity” web series. VIEW  MORE

Andrew’s Wish

Andrew Hedberg, 9, of Southington, who is battling bone cancer, had his recreation room at his Southington home renovated by Make-A-Wish. The finished room, which was done in a nautical theme, was revealed to him for the first time Tuesday evening. Here he sits on the couch with his family, friends, and media watching. VIEW [...]

Superhero Day At Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

April 28  was National Superhero Day and at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Patients and staff wore wear capes and costumes to honor all the superheroes at the medical center. This was the CCMC’s first superhero event, which featured superhero window washers, face painting, arts and crafts and other activities. VIEW MORE

Life Imitates Art

Iconography A Goose in Springtime muses What does it all mean? VIEW MORE

Clean Hartford

Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra recognized Earth Day by kicking off the CleanHartford anti-litter program at Keney Park in Hartford Tuesday. CleanHartford is the city’s first coordinated campaign that to address litter through enforcement, abatement and education. Driven by the city’s department of public works, the Knox Parks Foundation, the Hartford Police and local community groups, [...]

Veterans Memorial in Middletown

The Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial was dedicated Thursday at Veterans Memorial Park in Middletown. VIEW MORE

Umbrellas Under Siege

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

Zion Street Fire

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 [...]

UConn Women Victory Lap

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

Trinity Hip Hop Festival

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 [...]

The Centaur of Tymfi

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 [...]

Shrek the Musical

  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

Tied to the Tracks

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