SIMSBURY — A spirited crowd of more than 3,000 enjoyed red hot chili on a beautiful fall day at the 5th annual Simsbury Spooktacular Chili Challenge on Sunday, Oct. 20. The outdoor Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center was filled with families enjoying music, trick-or-treating and entertai…

The history of superstition around black cats goes back thousands of years, and evidence suggests those superstitions persist.

Homicides involving family members went up 22 percent year over year, according to a report released Thursday by the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

WEST HARTFORD — This year on Thursday, Oct. 17, Susan Omilian of West Hartford marks the 20th anniversary of the death of her 19-year-old niece Maggie, killed by her ex-boyfriend on a college campus in Michigan in 1999.

WEST HARTFORD — On Oct. 24, Today’s American Catholic will present a lecture by National Book Award—winning author, historian, and journalist James Carroll at the Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, in West Hartford. Carroll is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction that s…

School has just begun, but it is never too early to think about your child’s summer plans. The East Coast Jewish Camp Fair will provide an eye-opening experience to help you plan for your child’s perfect summer. Over 18 Jewish overnight and day camps from across the northeast will be represe…

FREE BLOOD SUGAR TESTING AND BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING: Free and all welcome. Registration not necessary, just drop-in. Oct.17, 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm. For more information contact Tina Panik at 860-673-9712 ext. 235. The Avon Free Public Library, 281 Country Club Road, Avon. For more informatio…

WEST HARTFORD — Eli Wizevich, a senior at Conard High School, was selected as the recipient of the 2019 Samsung Scholarship Award presented at the 2019 Boys State ceremonies held at Eastern Connecticut State University in late June. Wizevich said, “Boys State was one of the most fun and impo…

HARTFORD — State Sen. Derek Slap, D-West Hartford, a longtime champion of an open internet, recently welcomed a federal appeals court ruling that leaves the door open for state and local governments to write their own regulations guaranteeing net neutrality.

WEST HARTFORD — The Rotary Club of West Hartford recently made a $1,500 donation to the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society. The funds will be used to help preserve the one-and-only birthplace of Noah Webster and the collections of the historical society and to support …

WEST HARTFORD — The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announce that Dr. Jacob Werblow of Central Connecticut State University has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Kyoto, Japan in American Studies. Werblow will lecture at Kyoto U…

LECTURE: “Feeling the Difference: Islamophobia and the Emotions of Intolerance in U.S. History” Oct. 10,Thur. 7PM, Contemporary Islamophobia and anti-immigrant sentiment relies as much on negative emotions as they do on adverse ideas about Muslims and immigrants. As has been the case at spec…

WEST HARTFORD — Patrick R. Harrell was installed as the 2019-2020 Post Commander of Hayes-Velhage Post 96 at the September monthly post meeting. Commander Harrell previously served as Senior Vice Commander as well as a member the Hayes-Velhage Color Guard.

WEST HARTFORD — The Hartford Marathon Foundation will host the Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon on Saturday, Oct. 12, in the communities of Hartford, East Hartford, West Hartford and South Windsor.

HARTFORD — A naturalization ceremony, where 10 Connecticut residents will take the oath to become U.S. citizens, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Belding Theater at The Bushnell in Hartford, prior to the Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s Masterworks concert, “Rhapsody in …