Tag Archives: Greater Hartford


Bushnell Park Carousel

The Bushnell Park Carousel is fun for the child in all of us. Originally designed by Russian immigrants Stein & Goldstein in 1914, the carousel operated in Albany NY until 1940 when it was moved to Meyers Lake Amusement Park in Canton Ohio. The Carousel came to Hartford in 1974 and is one of only three […]


Mikey’s Place

Old Wethersfield, Connecticut’s oldest town, features more than historic homes and wonderful architecture. On the northern side of the historic district is Standish Park, where Hartford Ave., Garden St. and Nott St. converge. At first blush, the playground in Standish Park might look like many other playgrounds, but this one is different. Mikey’s Place, named […]


Gingerbread House Festival

The Wood Memorial Library & Museum in South Windsor CT is holding its first Gingerbread House Festival until December 15. The Gingerbread House Exhibit is only open on Monday’s and Thursday’s from 10am to 8pm. Admission is free! When I saw an article about this festival, I had to check it out. I don’t know […]


Festival of Trees & Traditions

The Womens Committee of the Wadsworth Atheneum presents the 38th Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions from December 2, 2011 through December 11, 2011 (closed on Monday December 5, 2011). The Festival’s Program varies each day. For a day-to-day schedule of activities and performances go to http://www.thewadsworth.org/events/category/festival-of-trees-traditions/upcoming/. Stroll through the halls of the Wadsworth Atheneum and […]


Christmas in Collinsville

The Canton annual tree lighting ceremony is moving from the Canton Green to in front of the Canton Historical Museum. This will blend nicely with the Christmas in Collinsville celebration which starts at 6pm on Friday, December 9, 2011. Santa will arrive at 6:30pm, caroling starts at 6:45pm, and the tree lighting ceremoney will begin at 7:00pm. Christmas in Collinsville […]


“Company”

If you like Broadway musicals like I do, you may want to see Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award winning musical “Company”  at the Playhouse on Park , 244 Park Road in West Hartford Connecticut from November 30, 2011 through December 18, 2011. November 30th and December 1st are preview nights. Tickets prices run between $22,50-$32.50 per person. When was the […]


Opportunity Knocks in West Hartford!

Dreaming about moving to West Hartford or maybe already renting in West Hartford, but don’t think you can afford to buy a home in West Hartford? This tastefully decorated home may be the answer to your dreams and your future home. Tucked in the rear of the Spice Glen planned community, this 3-bedroom, 2-bath home includes the […]


2011 Scarecrows Along Main Street

Each year, the Old Wethersfield Shopkeepers Association sponsors “Scarecrows Along Main Street”. 2011 is the 15th anniversary of this artistic event.  The “scarecrows” are designed and created by children, families, local merchants, and civic organizations and were on display from September 24, 2011 to October 23, 2011. The creativity, year after year, is amazing. And this year’s displays were […]


2011 Hooker Day Parade

Reverend Thomas Hooker led 100 men, women & children in search of a home for their congregational church and founded Hartford in 1636. Reverend Hooker is considered the Founding Father of Hartford. So what does this have to do with the Hooker Day Parade? In the early 1990’s former Mayor Mike Peters, in recoginition of the “founding […]