TALK: How to Navigate the World of Assisted Living and Memory Care on Thursday, January 23 at 6:30PM. This program will explain the differences between skilled nursing homes, independent and assisted living communities, continuing care retirement communities and memory care communities. Noah…

HARTFORD — Theodore “Ted” Sergi has been elected to serve as chair of the volunteer Board of Directors of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving — the community foundation for the 29-town Greater Hartford region. Sergi succeeds JoAnn H. Price, who recently completed a three-year term as c…

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WEST HARTFORD — Fifth-grader Myra Stanfield from West Hartford was officially be sworn in as the 2020 Connecticut’s Kid Governor, on Friday, Jan. 17, at Connecticut’s Old State House stated a release from the Connecticut Democracy Center. Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill del…

WEST HARTFORD — The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is looking for civic-minded residents to join the museum as members said a release from the museum. Become a member and demonstrate that you care about your community’s history and heritage. Member support provides…

WEST HARTFORD — Join West Hartford for the 24th annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life on Monday, Jan. 20, at the West Hartford town hall auditorium, 50 South Main Street, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Each year the event that pays tribute to Dr. King’s ideals and vision grows more popul…

WEST HARTFORD — The Jewish Teen Learning Connection in West Hartford is witnessing impressive growth. According to the organization, there’s an 83 percent increase in teen participation since 2017 with approximately 400 teens participating in JTConnect’s programs. Due to this growth, the Jew…

WEST HARTFORD — The town of West Hartford has issued the following statement regarding a new state tax on parking. On Jan. 1, new State legislation went into effect that requires the addition of a 6.35 percent sales tax on parking services, including self-service metered parking facilities. …

POETRY NOW: Perhaps the World Ends Here “The world begins at a kitchen table. No matter what, we must eat to live,” begins U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s “Perhaps the World Ends Here.” To read and discuss new poems like that one, join West Hartford Poet Laureate Julie Choffel for this year’s…

WEST HARTFORD — stop/time dance theater, the resident dance company of Playhouse on Park, announces an exciting opportunity for you to join our show this spring. The Playhouse is holding auditions on Sunday, Jan. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. for 10 available perfo…

WEST HARTFORD — West Hartford Poet Laureate Julie Choffel will host the next session of her reading and writing series focused on new poetry at the Noah Webster Library on Thursday, January 16, at 7 p.m. according to a release from Noah Webster Library.

LITTLE BOUTIQUE: The Little Boutique at ESC, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Merchandise changes from day to day with value-priced items available. Shelf rentals are available for a $10 monthly fee. Donations of new or gently used merchandise and collectibles in good condition (except clothing or shoes) …

GALLERY TALK: Afrocosmologies: American ReflectionsThursday, January 9; noon. Before the landmark exhibition Afrocosmologies: American Reflections closes, delve into the ways history, spirituality, and the struggle for equality guide contemporary African American artists with curator Frank M…

WEST HARTFORD — After 88 years in business, Puritan Furniture will be closing its doors, with the retirement of owner Bruce Singer, according to a release from the company.

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From the colonial era to present day, the rich musical fife and drum tradition has thrived in Connecticut more so than in any other state. Connecticut’s tradition is unique. It is home to a related museum and archives, and more fife and drum corps than anywhere else in the United States; amo…