HARTFORD AREA — Autism Families CONNECTicut, based in Newington, is launching its revamped virtual programs for children, teens, and young adults on the autism spectrum ages three to young adult. Like its in-person programming, participants will be able to explore creativity through fun acti…

HARTFORD — Connecticut has a long history of haunted happenings and throughout the month of October, cities, towns and businesses across the state are leaning into the Halloween season with fun, and sometimes frightening, experiences for all. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, new activities — incl…

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WEST HARTFORD — West Hartford, Litchfield, Regional School District 6, and other schools have been working with NextGen SmartyPants, based in Canton, to bring engaging STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) education to kids of all ages, according to an email from the company.

WEST HARTFORD — The Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford’s Jewish Community Relations Council invites the community to attend a 5th Congressional District Virtual Candidate Forum, to be presented via Zoom on Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. All U.S. congressional districts are holding…

WEST HARTFORD — The St. Peter Claver Knights of Columbus, Council 10817 has installed Austin Gillis as Grand Knight of the Council. Gillis, who lives in West Hartford with his wife, Meghan and their three children, Clare, Maggie. Ryan, has been a Knight since 2012 and has held Council positi…

WEST HARTFORD — There are many habits we can change to improve our health and quality of life. Join this interactive workshop to discuss changes that are important to you. You will learn about the stages of change and the ingredients of motivation. Through conversations and demonstrations, y…

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FARMINGTON — Sonia Plumb School of Dance, the educational wing of the acclaimed Sonia Plumb Dance Company, recently announced an expansive and rigorous array of dance training classes to be held in a hybrid arrangement of in-person and virtual formats, according to an email from the school. …

WEST HARTFORD — Continuing its 20-year tradition of responding to the needs of women and girls in greater Hartford, the Aurora Women and Girls Foundation recently raised $20,000 to support community organizations addressing issues of food security, healthcare, shelter, childcare safety and e…

As of the time of printing, the Senior Centers are still closed. Given the uncertainty of physically reopening, the Senior Centers are offering an extensive fall program utilizing many virtual formats. Look for the newly added instructional programs as well as many virtual special events and…

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WEST HARTFORD — WeHa Brewing & Roasting is about to open as the latest business development in the city. Amid the pandemic shutdowns, these expert brewers and roasters are using the downtime to develop the artisanal retail establishment; a coffee roasting company and brewery which will u…

On Thursday, the state identified 220 new infections out of just under 14,000 tests performed, a positivity rate of just under 1.6 percent.

WEST HARTFORD — The Capital Classics Theatre Company will focus on “power” for the seventh semester of its popular Shakespeare Book Club. All are welcome for this free, nine-month discussion series. The Noah Webster Library will determine whether events are held on Zoom or in person at their…

The Town of West Hartford’s Assessment Office is reminding honorably discharged veterans and active duty military persons that they may be eligible for exemptions. Resident veterans who already filed with the town for their exemption, and are not disabled or do not meet the income requiremen…

WEST HARTFORD — The Town of West Hartford recently gave notice that it will submit an application to the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection under Section 401 of the Federal Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1341 (401 Water Quality Certificate), according to an email from the Town.

WEST HARTFORD — Did I have any relatives that served in the Civil War? I have always heard that my grandma was adopted, is this true? How did my great-uncle die — no one in the family seems to know! When did my great-grandparents come to the United States? I always thought I was Italian but …

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The board issued a cease and desist order to a woman without a Connecticut medical license who performed a procedure that led to an infection.