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 [...]
January 13, 2014 by Rick Hartford Hall High School’s cheerleading team is going to the national championship competition in Florida in February. They are the first team ever in the CCC conference to qualify. VIEW MORE
January 13, 2014 by Rick Hartford The memorial service for a longtime South Windsor police officer, Lt. Richard Bondwas held at 10 a.m. at the Wapping Community Church Jan. 13. A walking procession to Wapping Cemetery followed. Bond, 54, died after a two-year battle with cancer. He was a lifelong South Windsor resident and had been a officer with the department [...]
January 12, 2014 by Rick Hartford The Northeast Recreational Vehicle & Camping Show at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford Sunday. The show featured more than 140,000 square feet of the latest in recreation vehicles, travel trailers, pop-up campers, camping supplies, accessories, campgrounds and travel information centers. VIEW MORE
January 9, 2014 by Rick Hartford Kunle Mwanga is an important figure in jazz history as a producer and as an art collector. He has an exhibit of his wide-ranging collection, which includes modern and African art and vintage photographs of jazz greats, at the Russell Library in Middletown through February.Here he is photographed at his home with one of his [...]
January 5, 2014 by Rick Hartford The 22nd annual Officer Brian Aselton Snow Dash was held in East Hartford Sunday, honoring the officer who gave his live in the line of duty Jan. 22, 1999. The East Hartford Parks and Recreation Department and the Police Department sponsored the event. View More
January 2, 2014 by Rick Hartford Manchester Animal Control is ramping up its efforts to help get its found animals into homes. To do that, animal control officers advertise constantly through social media. They also need the support of the community through food donations and eventual adoptions. The Tyler Regional Animal Care Shelter is a tri-town kennel that East Hartford and [...]
December 19, 2013 by Rick Hartford Libby Carrier and her two sons donated 75 holiday care packages o the Eddy Shelter in Middletown Thursday. The packages were filled with gloves, toiletries, thermal socks and other items to keep the area homeless population safe this winter. She and her sons took on the project in honor of her brother, Conrad Cook, who [...]
December 16, 2013 by Rick Hartford Monday’s installation Mass of Leonard P. Blair as the fifth archbishop of the Archdiocese of Hartford at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph on Farmington Avenue in Hartford. The archdiocese said it expected 2,000 people to attend. The Vatican announced Blair’s appointment Oct. 29. He succeeds Archbishop Henry J. Mansell, who, at 76, is past the [...]
December 11, 2013 by Rick Hartford Rita Giancola, 89, decks out her Lexington Street home as “Christmas House” every year. It’s an over-the-top display of lights and figurines and decorations. She’s been doing this since 1978 and uses it as a fundraiser for local food banks. The open house is Dec. 18-22 from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission: non perishable food [...]
December 10, 2013 by Rick Hartford VIEW MORE The “Bodies Revealed” exhibit at the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford. Bodies revealed features real, preserved and dissected human bodies. The exhibit is at the science center Sept. 21-Jan. 5.
December 6, 2013 by Rick Hartford Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, which is being presented at Hartford Stage Nov. 29 through Dec. 28. Michael Wilson returns to collaborate with Director Maxwell Williams for the 50th Anniversary Season at Hartford Stage. Redesigned costumes, enhanced special effects and dazzling new lighting bring new life to the holiday classic that has thrilled more [...]
November 27, 2013 by Rick Hartford Richard Messinaemail@example.com The Angry Birds. Settling into the back yard, Like black souls descending From even darker clouds. A lynch mob – Strutting around, Kicking the dust, Frightening the cat, Whose hair stands on end. Eyes wide. Before slinking away. The largest of the birds, His angry snood swinging. Sweeping his dark cape of feathers [...]
November 26, 2013 by Rick Hartford The Farmington Valley Arts Center in Avon had its 37 annual candlelight holiday fair Nov 22. Artists opened their doors to their galleries, and visitors enjoyed live music and refreshments.
November 21, 2013 by Rick Hartford After spending more than a decade behind bars for the brutal murder of Martha Moxley, Michael Skakel posted $1.2 million bail Thursday and was released from custody. Here are some scenes from the courthouse steps. VIEW MORE
November 20, 2013 by Rick Hartford There is a winter farmers market in Madison at the American Legion Hall. Its open Wednesday’s from 3 to 6 p.m. VIEW MORE
November 13, 2013 by Rick Hartford The West Hartford Adult Education program graduated 25 students from around the region Wednesday. A new feature this year is that graduates from other districts received their high school diplomas, thanks to a state grant that allows residents of seven area towns to attend the National External Diploma Program at no cost to them or [...]