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

Heroes 4 Hire

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 [...]

Music Together

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. [...]

The Trouts of Wononskopomuc

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 [...]

Slacklining

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 [...]

Alice F. Washburn

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 [...]

Connecticut Golf Show

The Connecticut Golf Show was held at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. VIEW MORE

ArtBeat Student Art Exhibition

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 [...]

Weathervanes

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, [...]

Newtown Strong Therapy Dogs

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 [...]

Dr. Seuss Day

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 .

Milner School Vigil

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

Asian Performing Artists

The Asian Performing Artists Group rehearsed for an upcoming performance in Enfield. VIEW MORE

UConn Women vs South Florida

VIEW MORE The UConn Women met South Florida at the XL Center in Hartford Saturday. Final score was 81 to 53, UConn.

The Thomas Raftery Company

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

Glastonbury vs Farmington Swim Meet

VIEW MORE The Farmington at Glastonbury swim meet Wednesday.  Both teams were undefeated before the contest. Glastonbury won, 97 to 84.

Wheelchair Rugby

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 [...]