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WEST HARTFORD — Lovesac, the home furnishing brand best known for its Sacs (the original changeable, loveable foam-filled comfy chair) will celebrate the opening of its new Blue Back Square showroom, 99 Memorial Rd, West Hartford, on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. Lovesac founder Shawn Nelson…

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WEST HARTFORD — Kingswood Oxford hosted this year’s Strategic Partnerships, Strategic Vision for Connecting with Communities of Color (SPHERE) event with over 200 educators in attendance this Tuesday, August 27. SPHERE is a consortium of independent schools in the Hartford area who focus pro…

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WEST HARTFORD — Discover Park Road, one of West Hartford’s most charming and quirky commercial areas, by joining award-winning architectural historian Mary Donohue for a walking tour. The Tour will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. Park Road includes landmarks like the Art Deco lan…

WEST HARTFORD — They say that lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place, but one Kingswood Oxford student has turned that old adage on its ear. In his tender years, Rohan Naik ’20 of South Windsor was selected to perform in not one but two acclaimed music halls in the same year. Follo…

WEST HARTFORD — Jewish individuals and families in Greater Hartford who want to build friendships around a shared interest now have additional support to do so, thanks to the Greater Hartford Havurah Initiative, a recently launched partnership of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and…

A LITTLE HARMLESS FUN: Thursday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. Author Lary Bloom on Artist Sol LeWitt. Author Lary Bloom talks about Sol LeWitt: A Life of Ideas, a new biography of the Hartford-born, New Britain-raised abstract, conceptual, and minimalist artist. Admission to all Harmless Fun events is $…

Samantha Calzone, 23, graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2018 with a degree in animal science. She also earned an advanced degree in equine science in Great Britain.

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Thursday it would stop collecting some wage data broken down by sex and race from larger employers.

WEST HARTFORD — 69 students walked through the doors of the Intensive Education Academy recently as the school commenced its 48th year. Executive Director, Jeffrey L. Forman and Assistant Director of Education, Tracy Barbour, greeted each student as they arrived.

POETS ON POETRY: Sept. 12, 2:00 PM. Jane Hirshfield moderated by Ginny Connors. Ginny Lowe Connors is the author of several poetry collections, including Toward the Hanging Tree: Poems of Salem Village. Her chapbook, Under the Porch, won the Sunken Garden Poetry Prize. Free, no registration.…

WEST HARTFORD — First Church, West Hartford, 12 South Main Street, West Hartford, will welcome back Debby Irving, author of “Waking of White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race.” Irving will join Claudia Fox Tree in an open, dynamic onstage conversation to explore racism toward Native Am…

WEST HARTFORD — The New York Times called them “superwomen.” In September of 1969, Yale enrolled its first women undergraduates, and the competition to be one of those young women pioneers was so intense that only the most brilliant and talented girls got in. Among those first female student…

HARTFORD — The Seniors Job Bank will celebrate its 40 years of service to the Greater Hartford community with a festive cocktail reception on Sept. 24, 5 o 7 p.m. at the Governor’s Mansion, 990 Prospect Ave., Hartford. The non-profit, volunteer driven organization connects men and women over…

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WEST HARTFORD — Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford welcomed 493 students back this week, hitting all targets, from enrollment to finances to technology upgrades and master planning. This fall marks Northwest Catholic’s 59th year, and its Catholic mission to educate the whole per…

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WEST HARTFORD — On Sept 21, West Hartford foodies will be lined up to celebrate the grand opening of Pokéworks, a nationwide, healthy, fast-casual poke restaurant. The new spot is going into Corbin Collection (across from Westfarms mall) located at 1445 New Britain Ave., and brings a fresh t…

The couple seeks to establish a “Mickey’s Fight Foundation,” to change laws and eventually have enough money in it to open a wellness center offering integrative medicine through a doctor. They dream of buying a condo near the center to let families stay there for free.

STAMFORD — OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and the local and state governments that have sued the company for allegedly fraudulent marketing of their top-selling pain drug pressed on Tuesday with efforts to hammer out a comprehensive settlement, but Connecticut’s attorney general said he still…

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EAST GRANBY — Join Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Wildlife Division biologists and Department of Economic and Community Development staff for a celebration of bat conservation at the Old New-Gate Prison and Copper Mine. This event will highlight the story of on…

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WEST HARTFORD — The West Hartford Chamber of Commerce announces its 33rd annual Golf Tournament presented by Ideanomics Fintech Village. The event will be held on Monday, Sept. 16 at Wampanoag Country Club. This year, a portion of the proceeds raised from the tournament will benefit The Town…

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WEST HARTFORD — Inspired by first-hand experience, Kingswood Oxford student John McLaughlin ’20 has organized a car show to raise money for Donate Life, an organization whose mission is to increase the number of donated organs, eyes, and tissues available to save and heal lives. In 2013, McL…

WEST HARTFORD — Sixteen taekwondo athletes from Avon, Burlington, Canton, Farmington, Meriden, New Britain, Simsbury, Unionville, West Hartford, Los Angeles, Calif., and Pearland, Texas represented the United States and proved to be fierce competitors at the 2019 Chuncheon Korea Open Interna…

HARTFORD — The last time Hartford hosted a presidential debate was in 1996, but the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is hoping a $1 million commitment will boost Hartford’s chances to become a 2020 debate site.

HARTFORD — There’s no reason for Insurance Department regulators to consider affordability when it sets health insurance rates for 2020, but consumers were back Wednesday calling for them to re-evaluate the costs.

HARTFORD – The expedition, “Digging Into History: WWI Trench Restoration” recently returned from three weeks in Seicheprey, France. This innovative experiential learning program brought 15 Connecticut high school students entering grades 11 and 12 this fall to the site of the first German of…

WEST HARTFORD — The Metropolitan District reports that its crew has found an 8-inch water main break on Albany Ave., near the intersection of Flagg Road, in West Hartford. The main, which was installed in 1922 and shut down at 12:30 p.m. on August 29. One property is affected by the shutdown.