Tag Archives: Living in Greater Hartford

Celebrating 2012 Memorial Day In Greater Hartford

In the United States of America we enjoy a freedom many residents of other countries do not enjoy. Over the last 236 years, many father’s, mother’s, brothers, sister’s, husbands, wives, friends, and coworkers have made – the ultimate sacrifice – protecting our freedom. Memorial Day is the day we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice […]



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 […]


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 […]


Bright Nights 2011

If you are ever on Interstate 91N after dark this time of year, crossing into Massachusetts you can see through the trees, holiday lights a glow. Those holiday lights are from Bright Nights, a holiday light show at Forest Park in Springfield, MA. Bright Nights is open daily through January 1, 2012 from 5PM to […]



Winter Wonderland In Rocky Hill

Rocky Hill celebrates the Holiday Season and turns the Community Center into a Winter Wonderland on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 between 5:30pm and 7:00pm. The event will feature caroling by the Rocky Hill High School Chamber Choir, Ice Carving, Horse-drawn Carriage Rides, Visits from Santa and Rudolph, and Lighting of the Rocky Hill Town Christmas […]


2011 Governor’s Residence Holiday Tour

Each year the Connecticut Governor’s Residence is open one weekend before the holidays for the public to tour the “people’s house”. I attended the tour this year as I had last year. This is Governor Malloy’s first year in office and I was looking forward to seeing how the residence was decorated and his personal […]



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 […]