Farmington Avenue will be
bustling with music and fun activities this weekend during
its first street festival, Discover
Farmington Avenue, June 10, from noon to 5 p.m.
There will be horse and buggy rides, old fashioned games
and dancing, period costumes, garden and house tours,
music and lemonade birthday cake at the Harriet
Beecher Stowe Center.
Next door on the green near
Clemens Place will be an Arts and Crafts show featuring
work from local artists.
Music will abound at area
restaurants, Braza, Dishes, Half Door
and Tisane. WECA will host an extravaganza of gospel,
dance, choir, R & B, Salsa, including the well known
group, Precise, at the vacant lot on the corner of
Farmington and Girard.
Festival goers can join architectural tours of historic
homes, churches and districts in the Farmington Avenue
area. Or, the more adventurous
may tour the north branch of the Park River.
Gardeners at Laurel Corner will proudly show off their
project. Ichiban will have a cooking demo. Tisane will
offer a talk about teas.
troubadours, clowns and activities on every block between
Laurel and Whitney will encourage festival goers to stroll
and explore the avenue. An old
fashioned trolley will run up and down Farmington all day.
And CT Transit will offer free
rides on city buses traveling Farmington Avenue (E-line
only) during the festival.
For more information on the event schedule and
locations > > > click
Check out the plans
for Farmington Avenue.....
Farmington Avenue will undergo
major streetscape improvements between Marshall St and
Girard Ave in Spring 2006. See the plans for
street layout, sidewalks, lighting and landscaping. Your
feedback is welcome at this Community Meeting at the
Mark Twain Museum Center auditorium, 351 Farmington
Avenue, Hartford, Ct. June 14 at 7:00 p.m.
SUPPORTING THE LOCAL
BUSINESS COMMUNITY ~
The FABD invites you to
join us for our next quarterly After
Hours Event to be held at Vegas Blvd, 233
Sisson Avenue, Hartford, CT. 5 - 6:30 p.m. to help
proprietor Michael Brown celebrate his new patio and
liquor license. Vegas Blvd features Las Vegas memorabilia,
state-of-the-art sound, tin ceiling, and a warm lounge
Members, friends, guests, and those who might be
interested in joining FABD are welcome. The event will
include a cash bar, light food, and a raffle. Please join
the FABD for an evening
of fun, food and networking. There
will be no charge for attendance.
For directions to Vegas Blvd. please > > >
More information on these, the status of the proposed
Business Improvement District, plans for the Pathways
School, and other FABD activities
please visit > > > > FABD
Join our nearly 100 businesses
and organizations and enjoy all our member
benefits for one low annual
fee. For more information on FABD
or to request a membership package please call
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your name and email address to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also visit our web site @ www.fabd.org
West End Civic Association
Annual Meeting June 13, 2006 7 p.m. – United Methodist
Church (corner of Farmington Avenue and South Whitney
STATE OF THE WEST END – NEWS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.
ELECTION OF PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT, SECRETARY AND
TREASURER OF WECA.
COMMUNITY CONVERSATION IN SMALL GROUPS BY SECTOR:
FOR ACTION IN THE COMING YEAR
. SELECTION OF
OPEN MIKE: TELL US WHAT'S ON
In the spring of 2005 Officer Jim
Barrett (pictured above), Asylum Hill
Community Service Officer, began what would become know as
the "Choices" program.
Having two schools in his district, West Middle Elementary
and Hartford Public High, Officer Barrett is confronted on
a daily basis with the activities, to often less then
favorable, with many of the students within his patrol
area. Officer Barrett stated that
"Although most of the students want to be in school
and are working hard toward improving their academic
achievements there are those that fall into what he calls
the "at risk" category, often confronted with
making choices that could lead them to less then desirable
activities and bring them into possible conflicts with
both society and law enforcement officials." Believing
that intervention prior to
incarceration might have a positive impact on
this "at risk" group Officer Barrett, in
collaboration with the Hartford Police Department,
Hartford Public School System and the Connecticut
Department of Corrections arranged in March, 2005 to bring
a group of students to visit the Enfield Correctional
There, the students met with inmates, who discussed their
lives, their mistakes and their thoughts about what they
had done. Students had a chance to question inmates about
the choices they had made and listened to advise given by
these men. The visit was a powerful reminder of the
consequences of making poor choices. A second visit,
sponsored by the Choices Program,
is being planned for this year.
Officer Barrett hopes that these visits may help "at
risk" students gain self-esteem, progress toward a
greater willingness to work hard, develop skills to
overcome obstacles in their path and serve as a reminder
that all actions have consequences.
Editor's Note: Officer Barrett will soon be
deployed to Iraq for a tour of duty. Please keep Officer
Barrett in your prayers and may we all wish him a safe
THE HARTFORD LEGACY
TREE PROGRAM DEBUTS TO SRO CROWD.....
Under a brilliant blue sky in the last week of April, The
Hartford Garden Club, the City of Hartford, and Knox Parks
introduced the Hartford Legacy
Tree Program. Under this program a person or
organization may purchase a tree to be planted in Hartford
in memory or honor of an individual or organization. The
Hartford Garden Club, in commemoration of their
90th anniversary kicked off the Tree Program at South
Green/Barnard Park, Hartford's oldest, by donating 90
trees to be planted throughout the city.
Governor M. Jodi Rell, Mayor
Eddie A. Perez and DEP Commissioner Gina McCarthy praised
the inauguration of this program and thanked the many
sponsors who through their collaboration made it possible.
With the Gospel Choir from Buckley High School and Village
South, children from St. Cyril's School, Leadership
Greater Hartford, Hartford Proud and Beautiful and
Hartford Hospital all contributing to the ceremony,
Governor Rell wielded the symbolic first shovelful of
A new American flag, which will
be cared for by the Veterans Organization of South Park
Inn, snapped in the breeze as more than 100
dignitaries, neighborhood residents and representatives of
businesses and organizations celebrated new trees for
Hartford. An art show and a mural created by Buckley
students under the tutelage of Humberto Castro Cruz and
Village South reflected the beauty of the day with
astounding color and great promise.
Executive Director of Knox Parks and
John Kehoe, City Forester, will work with
donors to choose their tree and location. For more
information about the Hartford Legacy Tree Program, people
may call Jack Hale at 951-7694.
Job Readiness Open
House a Great Success......
The West End Civic Association (WECA)
and the West End Community
Center (WECC) co-sponsored a Job Readiness Open
House May 10.The focus of the event was to connect
Hartford residents with agencies specializing in job
training and placement. The Open House was a success, and
I wish to thank the following people for their
contributions.... David Barrett, Darrell Garner,
David Klein, Dore Thomas, Sylvia Reid, John Barlow, and
numerous other volunteers who gave their time.
Thanks to the West End Community Center staff and the
tenants of the WECC offices for their cooperation.
Acknowledgment's to the following businesses for their
generosity: Capitol Workforce Partners, Sheldon Oak
Central Incorporated, Donut and Bagel Stop, Dunkin'
Donuts, and Wood n Tap. Last,
but not least, special thanks to WECA Administrative
Assistant Brenda McCumber, who worked the hardest of all
of us to pull this event together.
Mr. Allie Gamble recently
completed his purchase of the Preston
Building and former Roo Bar located at 482-486 Farmington
Avenue from the Colonial Theater Renaissance Corporation (CTRC)
for an estimated $320,000.00. Mr. Gamble is
presently working with his engineers and design
consultants to renovate lower level of building into an
upscale restaurant. Second floor is currently occupied by
four non-profit groups; The Farmington Avenue Alliance
(FAA), The Farmington Asylum Business District (FABD),
Interreligious Eco-Justice Network and 1000 Friends of
Connecticut. Third floor is a residential unit also
occupied. Mr. Gamble owns two other neighborhood
restaurants; The Half Door
Irish Pub located at 270 Sisson Avenue and Tisane
located at 537 Farmington Avenue. Mr. Gamble is
a member of the Farmington Asylum Business District (FABD)
and has consistently been a most generous contributor to
many community based events. Both
the Half Door and Tisane will be participating in the
upcoming "Discover Our Avenue" event sponsored
by the Farmington Avenue Alliance (FAA) to be held on June
10. The FABD wishes Mr. Gamble luck and success
in his new venture and know he will continue to provide
the community with the same high level of quality and
service displayed in his other establishments.
THE CONNECTICUT CULINARY
INSTITUTE IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE ITS MOVE TO HARTFORD .....
The Connecticut Culinary
Institute announced its plans to move into the
former Hastings Hotel site
(corner of Farmington Avenue & Sigourney Street) are
official and have finally come to fruition. The school
plans on using the facility for housing of up to 570
students, to educate 1000s of students in the years to
come, to construct 6 new, state of the art teaching
kitchens, to add approximately 100 new jobs in the next
two years, to re-open the conference and banquet
facilities, to re-open the restaurant, to renovate the
retail space on Farmington Avenue, and to allow the City
of Hartford to put a police sub-station on the premise.
Construction on the building is to begin immediately and
it is estimated that the Institute will begin using the
facility for housing as soon as July of 2006.
"This is a great day for the Connecticut Culinary
Institute," said Brad
Baran, President of CCI. "We have worked
on this project for quite some time and we are very
gratified to make this announcement. We want to thank all
of the community groups as well as the City of Hartford
Officials who have shown so much support for us and the
project. We truly believe that our organization will be an
asset to Hartford, and we look forward to our new
Free Small Business
THE BASICS OF IMPORTING; Monday,
June 12; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.:
Learn what it takes to start an import business or begin
importing items to sell in your current enterprise.
A representative from U.S. Customs and Border Protection
will be among our panelists.
HARTFORDINFO.ORG AND OTHER WEB
SITES FOR SMALL BUSINESS; Monday, June 19; 6:30 – 8:30
Learn how to mine HartfordInfo.org (
www.hartfordinfo.org ), a Hartford Public Library Web
portal, for Hartford-area specific community information
and data for use in business planning. If time allows,
other Web sites will be discussed
IDENTITY THEFT AWARENESS WORKSHOP; Monday, June 26; 6:30
– 8:30 p.m.:
Millions of Americans have had their identities stolen.
Businesses lose billions of dollars each year as a result
of this crime. Learn what you can do to protect yourself
and/or your business from identity fraud. John
Voice of the Identity Theft Awareness Group® is the
QUICKBOOKS® FOR NONPROFITS Tuesdays, June 6, 13, & 20
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
(Registration required and you must commit to attending
This QuickBooks® course (three
classes) is geared specifically to not-for-profit
organizations. Use one of today's most popular
software programs for small business accounting to learn
how to create a company file, produce purchase orders,
write checks, invoice customers, manage accounts
payable/receivable, reconcile bank statements, and
generate management reports.
All programs are at Hartford Public Library, 500 Main St.,
in the Third Floor Program Room. Registration is
requested: in–person, online @ REGISTER
or by calling 695–6295. For other programs offered by
Hartford Public Library please visit our web site @ www.hplct.org
Proposal will limit tax
increases on homeowners while improving job prospects in
A plan to avoid delays in the city of Hartford's
much-needed real property revaluation has been put forward
by city business leaders.
The proposal, which has been drafted by the
Hartford Chamber of Commerce, the subsidiary of the
MetroHartford Alliance, and supported by the Connecticut
Business & Industry Association (CBIA) would
limit increases on homeowners by phasing in the results of
the next revaluation over five years and phase out a
significant portion of a tax surcharge on commercial
"By minimizing the impact
on homeowners and improving the tax climate for
businesses, we believe that this can be a win-win for the
city," said Oz Griebel,
president and CEO of the Alliance.
"It strikes the balance of keeping Hartford a livable
city for homeowners while making Hartford more
business-friendly through elimination of the
CBIA Senior Vice President Joseph Brennan
said that CBIA supports the efforts of the city's
businesses and the chamber to move the revaluation forward
while easing the burden on homeowners.
"Delaying the revaluation will only hurt everyone in
the long run," Brennan said.
"The best way to deal with property tax issues is to
grow the economy in the city and increase the tax base.
This plan can help do that."
The plan put forth by the business community would:
revaluation for homeowners at increases restricted to 5
percent or less each year for five years.
. Establish a
sustainable property tax structure that supports
homeownership and brings the city more in line with the
rest of the state.
. Phase out
two-thirds of the surcharge on commercial property, which
sets Hartford apart from other cities and towns and deters
job growth in the capital city.
Businesses would pay approximately $32 million more in
property taxes under this plan. However, if no changes are
made by the legislature, residential homeowners would see
taxes increase by an average of 57%, partly because of
past revaluation delays.
"The legislature should
adopt the business community's proposal and let the
revaluation move forward," said Griebel.
"It's the best result for homeowners and businesses
in the city."
Please join us for the
opening day of Hartford's ONLY Saturday Farmers Market,
Rain or Shine.....
Laurel Street Farmers Market
Grand Opening Celebration Saturday, June 17 10 am -
1:30 pm. Music by Fiesta Del Norte, Blessing of the
Harvest, Speakers, and a FREE
The Laurel Street Farmers Market
had planned to operate for two Saturdays preceding the
opening celebration. However, heavy rains in May have
pushed back the growing season for everyone. Join us on
Saturday, June 17 for the first and freshest harvest of
the spring. Meet the farmers,
know where your food comes from. *WIC
certified * EBT machine available * Food Stamps accepted!!
The West End Civic Association will
hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, June 13 at 7 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, corner of South Whitney
The Farmington Avenue Alliance
(FAA) invites the neighborhood to learn more
about how the proposed plan for Farmington Avenue and to
offer comments before the design becomes final. A
community meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 14 at 7
p.m. at the Mark Twain House Auditorium.
Basketball Tournament - June 23-25
The West End Civic Association,
the West End Community Center and the Hartford Police
Athletic League will be hosting a Youth
Basketball Tournament June 23 -25 at Noah Webster
School. The tournament is open to West End youth
between the ages of 14-18. For more information call David
Samuels at 570-0782 (h), 205-9906 (c) or email at email@example.com
West End Farmers' Market 2006
Opening day for the West End Farmers' Market is
Tuesday, June 27, from 4 to 7 PM at the United Methodist
Church on the corner of Farmington and South Whitney.
There will be a Strawberry
Shortcake Celebration on Friday June 30, from 4 to 7 PM.
Come and enjoy live music, free strawberry shortcake, and
fresh, local produce!
Please visit our new web site @ www.westend.org
May 18 – June 18
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE
By Terrence McNally
Directed by Jeremy B. Cohen
Frankie is a waitress in
a diner who seems resigned to her lot in life as a single
woman. Johnny is the
diner's new short order cook who quotes Shakespeare and
embraces romance. After a "one night stand," an
unlikely romance blossoms between these two lonely hearts.
Can the optimistic Johnny woo the apprehensive Frankie?
Will she take a chance on love or be burned by this overly
ardent chef? Staged by Associate Artistic Director Jeremy
B. Cohen against the strains of Debussy's
rapturous "Clair de Lune",
Terrence McNally's comedy
is a sexy and touching pas de deux. "A
small masterpiece." - Variety
Contains nudity and adult
For tickets, call the Box Office at 860.527.5151 or
BUY TICKETS ONLINE NOW @ BUY
TICKETS . For more information on Hartford Stage
please visit our web site: www.hartfordstage.org
Upcoming at Hartford
Lectures, Seminars and Special Events
The 3rd Annual President's
Reception: The Spirit of Science and The Science of
Spirit, A lecture by Diarmuid O'Murchu Tuesday, June 13,
2006. Reception: 6 p.m. / Lecture: 7 p.m.....
Beyond the rationalism, objectivity and certitude so
central to scientific method, and beyond the conventional
debate between science and religion, we experience today a
new synthesis between science and spirituality in which
integration rather than separation is the central
objective. In this lecture, we will examine this new
Diarmuid O'Murchu is
a priest and social psychologist. Author of nine books,
Theology," "Evolutionary Faith,"
"Reclaiming Spirituality," and "Paradigm
Shifts in Religious Life," Father
O'Murchu explores spirituality and new
paradigms from a multi-disciplinary perspective. He
lectures extensively throughout the world and lives in
Also offered by Father O'Murchu
is a course,
"Integrating Science and Spirituality, Theological
Challenges for the 21st Century,"
beginning June 12. For further information on this course,
please contact the registrar at (860) 509-9511 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Suggested Donation: $20 (to help
defray the costs of the reception and event) Advance
registration is requested.
To Register: Call (860) 509-9555, write to email@example.com
or go to our website, www.hartsem.edu
, for a registration form.
Also remember that the Hartford
Seminary Bookstore is your neighborhood bookstore and is
open to the public. We have a special
collection of books and greeting cards and also can order
books for you. Just stop in or call us at (860)
509-9527. Location: Hartford Seminary, 77 Sherman
Street, Hartford, CT. For
directions to Hartford Seminary > > > > GO
Regarding the Connecticut
Historical Society Museum: The Important Preservation of
Our Collections is in Full Swing!
The CHS Museum is temporarily
closed to the public during the installation of
improved climate control systems that will better protect
and preserve our collections. Our library will reopen in
June, while other research collections will not open until
the early fall. Additionally, all adult and family
programs are being presented at the Old State House in
downtown Hartford. For updates on the status of the
project, please visit our website at www.chs.org
For more information please call 860-236-5621, x-238.
Please visit our web site @ Connecticut
Historical Society . For Directions to CHS
> > > GO
CONNECTICUT OPEN HOUSE
AT THE OLD STATE HOUSE SATURDAY, JUNE 10 - 10 a.m..M. TO 4
Enjoy FREE admission while
you take in the new hand-held audio tour which explores
the magnificently restored historic rooms in this National
Historic Landmark, plus other activities. Call
860-5226766, x 10 for further information.
5th Annual Connecticut
Brew Fest at the Old State House Thursday, June 29 –
4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
It's time again to raise a mug
of beer! Our oh-so popular Beer Fest at the old
State House where we celebrate Connecticut's beer-brewing
history with a toast featuring hearty stouts, rich, frothy
ales and refreshing lagers from more than a dozen of the
region's best microbreweries and brew pubs. You're invited
to quaff responsibly and quench that "cold one"
craving, while gobbling up great eats, and rocking out to
the sounds of a popular live band. So get your thirst on
and hoist a few! (Did we mention that this all-around
good-time supports a great cause: the many educational
programs at the Old State House?) Cheers! Admission:
$30 at the door; $25 in advance; $5 discount for CHS
Museum and Old State House members.
Photo I.D. required at the door; must be 21 years of age
or over. Reservations: 860-522-6766, x 11.
For more information on Hartford's Old State House call
860-522-6766 or visit our web site @ www.ctosh.org
. For directions to Old State House > > > GO
The Hartford Children's Theatre
presents Summer Youtheatre 2006, June 26- July 21, 2006.
Two and Four week sessions are available for preschool
through High School students. Join us for this exciting
adventure in summer theatre. The
tuition range is $259.00 to $1150 depending on age and
session length. Call 860-249-7970 for
details or visit www.hartfordchildrenstheatre.org.
Hartford Children's Theatre announces
auditions for Fame the
Musical June 9th, 6-9pm and June 11th,
1-5pm. Fame is a rock musical following the story of
teens in a performing arts high school. It will be
performed Oct 20-29, 2006 at the Classical Magnet School
on Woodland St in Hartford. Please call 860-249-7970
for more details and to make an audition appointment.
The Hartford Children's Theatre is located at 360
Farmington Avenue, Hartford, Ct. Phone: 249-7970. Web: www.hartfordchildrenstheatre.org.
For directions to the theatre > > > GO
HARRIET BEECHER STOWE
Victorian Gardens & Grounds Tours at the Harriet
Beecher Stowe Center-- kick off Garden Tour on
Saturday June 1, 2006 – to run through September 30,
2006. The Stowe Center's Victorian Gardens &
Grounds showcase wildflowers, high Victorian plants and
abundant flowering bulbs. Garden tours are offered
Thursday and Saturday at 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. or any
time by advance registration. Stowe House tours: $8.00
adults, $7.00 seniors, $4.00 children, 5-12 years, FREE
children under 5, Members Combination tours (Garden &
Stowe House): $12.00 adults, seniors, $7.00 children 5-12
years, Members FREE. Garden only: $6.00 adults, seniors,
$4.00 children 5-12 years, Members FREE.
Harriet's Garden Party
Saturday, June 10, 2006 12 noon-5:00 p.m. A FREE day of
family fun to celebrate the 195th birthday of Harriet
Beecher Stowe. On hand will be costumed
historic interpreters portraying Stowe, her daughter
Hattie, her sister Mary Beecher Perkins and Nook Farm
neighbor Willy Gillette. Visitors
can tour Stowe's Victorian Gothic Home and tour the
Victorian Gardens and Grounds with Garden Guru Rob Fuoco.
Also enjoy horse and carriage rides, croquet on the lawn,
decorate straw hats and paint tea cups for seed planting.
Featured musical performances by Tierra Mestisza, the
Hopewell Concert Choir and the Bristow Big Band. Tour the
art exhibition of works by Hartford Public High School art
students. Birthday Cake and
lemonade will be served.
Rose and Garden Weekend, Saturday
and Sunday, June 24-25, 2006, Stowe Center Grounds.
Garden Tours for adults and "In Harriet's
Garden," a special tour with a garden craft for kids.
Children's Tour features a
bookmark/flower pressing activity. Adult
tours: 10 a.m., 12 noon, 2 & 4 p.m. Saturday; 12 noon
to 4 p.m. Sunday. Children's tours every hour (10-4 Sat.,
noon-4 Sun.) Special Prices for Rose and Garden
Weekend: $5. (Adult, 13+); $4. (5-12). FREE for Stowe
Center members. Combination tour of the Victorian Gardens
and the Stowe House for $10. (Adult 13+); $5 (Children
5-12). In Harriet's Garden Tour $3 (per child).
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is located at 77 Forest
Street, Hartford, Ct. Ph: 860-522-9256. Web Site: www.harrietbeecherstowe.org.
For direction > > > > GO
JUNE EVENTS AT THE MARK
TWAIN HOUSE ~
Clemens Lecture with
Bob Schieffer Monday June 5, 2006
at 7 p.m......
Bob Schieffer, interim
anchor of The CBS Evening News, is broadcast
Journalism's most experienced Washington reporter.
Schieffer will discuss his career as moderator of Face the
Nation and offers his opinion on today's news and
newsmakers. Tickets for the auditorium are sold out. Seats
are available for the live video feed in the small
theater. $20/general admission, $15/students
and members of the museum.
The Mark Twain House is located at 351 Farmington Avenue,
Hartford, Ct. Phone: 860-247-0998. Visitor Center:
860-493-6411. Web: www.marktwainhouse.org
. For directions: GO
THE WEST INDIAN
invites you to their 2006
Independence Celebration Cruise on the
Connecticut River Saturday, June 24 aboard Lady
Katherine Cruises (Mystique) departing
from Hartford Charter Oak Landing. Sailing
from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Music
by Love International. For more information,
pricing and reservations please call Karen @
860-212-1718; Cathy @ 860-995-1067 or Perry @ 860-306-1693
or you may visit our web site @ www.westindianindependence.com
For directions please go to: www.riverfront.org/driving.asp
Senate President Pro Tempore
Donald E. Williams, Jr., Senator Len Fasano and
1000 Friends of Connecticut invite you to a
continental breakfast and media release of A Leader's
Guide to Growing Connecticut Smart June
9 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Old Judiciary Room, State
Capitol Building, Hartford. Please RSVP to: Heidi
Green @ 860-523-0003 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IMAGES & NON-IMAGES: THE
EMOTIONS OF COLOR......
HARK ArtSparks show
will be on exhibit at Paesaggio,
100 Pearl Street, Hartford, Ct. from June 15 - August 12,
2006. Opening reception Thursday, June 15 from 5 to 7 p.m.
For more information on HARK
please visit our web site @ www.hark-ct.org.
For directions to Paesaggio
please > > > > GO
STUDENTS RECITAL AT THE HARTFORD CONSERVATORY ......
The Community School of the
Hartford Conservatory will present its annual
student recitals for the academic year 2005-2006. Thursday,
June 15 - 7:00 PM will feature senior high school and
adult students. Saturday, June 17 - 2:00 PM will
feature children and adolescent students. Both
performances will be at the Asylum
Hill Congregational Church, 860 Asylum Ave., Hartford.
The two programs include performances of the Conservatory
piano, wind, brass and voice studios.
A $5 donation is suggested at the door and all audience
members are invited to join after the performance to enjoy
some refreshments and goodies.
Summer Fun at the Hartford
The Hartford Conservatory is
currently registering for its popular Children
Performing Arts Summer Program meeting for two
sessions of two weeks. You can register your child for the
July 10 to July 21 session, the July 24 to
August 4 session or for the entire four weeks. The
program runs from Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM offering
dance, acting and music classes as well as field trips. A
showcase will be presented at the end of each session on
Fridays July 21 and August 4 in the afternoon. Financial
aid is available to income-eligible families. The program
also offers early drop-of and late pick-up at low cost. For
more information, please contact Anne Filion, Director of
Programs, 246-2588 ext. 21. or visit our web site @ www.hartfordconservatory.org
Music & Arts
The Trinity Choristers and Choir
of Adults perform the final concert of our
2005-2006 Trinity Church Music & Arts Season
Saturday, June 10 @ 5:30 p.m.
Join the Trinity Choristers and
the Choir of Adults for a program of choral
music celebrating our patronal feast day, and help send
the Choirs off for their tour of England this summer.
Directed by Bert Landman Tickets: $10 Available at the
Trinity Episcopal Church is located at 120 Sigourney
Street, Hartford CT. Please visit our web site @ www.trinityhartford.org.
For directions to Trinity > > > > > GO
JUNE HAPPENINGS AT
.Artist of the
Month . Bonsai
Society . Full Moon
Tour . Heritage
Advancement Grant .
Historical Park Tour .
Horticulture Show .
New Jazz in the Park .
New Roses in Elizabeth Park .
Perennial Garden Tour .
Pond House Cafe .
Rose Garden Tours .
Rose Society . Rose
Weekend . Rose
& Garden Weekend .
Summer Concert Series .
Super Saturdays .
Tulip Bulb Sale
For these and other great happenings at Elizabeth Park
please see our JUNE
NEWSLETTER or visit our web site @ www.elizabethpark.org
END PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE NOTES :
AMIGO MARKET REMONSTRANCE:
The West End Civic Association
has entered a remonstrance in opposition to the renewal of
Amigo Market's liquor
license. A remonstrance is basically an objection to the
renewal of a liquor license. Review
of criminal activity at Amigo Market (527 Farmington
Avenue) over the past several years confirms repeated
violations of liquor laws and regulations as well as other
violations of law by Amigo's (for example, police found
Amigo's selling illegal fireworks and at another time
found them selling single cigarettes, a practice often
used to sell cigarettes to minors who are less likely to
be able to afford a whole pack). Review of
complaints to police at Amigo's address also shows regular
calls for service to Amigo's for complaints outside the
premises. The liquor commission will hold a hearing
June 8 to consider the license renewal. Though you may
not be able to speak, all interested persons are welcome
to attend the hearing. If you are interested in
attending, the hearing will be at 10 a.m., June 8, 165
Capitol Avenue, room 126 (the Legislative Office
Building). Please note that to
enter the Legislative Office Building, one must present
valid photo identification.
CAR CRASH INCIDENT:
On the evening of Tuesday, May
23, two vehicles headed southbound on Oxford
St. crashed at the intersection with Warrenton Avenue. All
vehicle occupants exited their vehicles and fled on foot.
Police have since apprehended all the vehicle occupants. I
will keep folks informed as I get more details.
PUBLIC SAFETY CHAIR:
I need help chairing the public
safety committee. If you are interested
in working with the West End public safety committee as a
co-chairperson, I really would like you to call me and we
can talk about whether it sounds like something you might
be interested in. Calling is not a commitment. Please call
860-232-1455 or 203-687-3289.
Please report emergencies to
911. Please report other crimes and/or
suspicious behavior to the dispatch non-emergency line at 527-6300.
Please also make a call to your local community service
officer's for the West End, Officer
John Miller at 424-2034 and/or
Asylum Hill CSO Officer Jim
Barrett at 777-7533.
If you would like to pass on information via email, please
contact the undersigned. We do not currently have email
communication with the police department.
Jory Johnson, West End Public Safety Chairperson @
860-232-1455 or 203-687-3289. Email: email@example.com
The West End Civic Association,
West End Community Center and the Hartford Police Athletic
League will host a Youth
Basketball Tournament at Noah Webster School, June 23-25.
If any area businesses are interested in becoming involved
in this tournament, please call 570-0782.
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FABD Membership - If
you have a small business that is active in the West End
or Asylum Hill, please consider joining FABD if you have
not already done so. Memberships range from $95
to $500 depending on the size of the business or
organization. If you are a resident or small business
outside of the area and would like to support the work
that FABD is doing, please
consider a $50 Friend of FABD membership. Contact membership
for more information and an application form.
Asylum Hill Problem Solving
Revitalization Association - Membership
Meeting Monday, June 5 beginning at 6:15
p.m. at Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum
Avenue, Hartford, Ct. Next meeting date:Monday, August
7 beginning at 6:15 p.m.
Hartford Seminary Bookstore -
77 Sherman Street, Hartford, Ct. is
"your neighborhood bookstore and is open to the
public." We have a special collection
of books and greeting cards and also can order books for
you. Just stop in or call us at (860) 509-9527.
of Life Issues - If residents would like to
report quality of life issues in their neighborhood, they
can log-on to www.hartford.gov
and click on the quality of life link in the yellow
section of the homepage.
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he ought, and in the end will find himself unable to do
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