Thursday | July 7, 2016

July 7, 2016, by David Sepulveda- "An unveiling party was held Friday at the mural’s site on Valley and Blake Streets to welcome the 12 by 150-foot-long mural, and to say goodbye to itinerate, international muralist and fine artist Faring Purth, who worked for nearly two weeks under cover of darkness to produce the monumental piece.A group of children skip along the image of an elongated, reclining figure, as if swept up by a magical energy field.

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Tuesday | July 5, 2016

July 4, 2016, by Jason C. Diaz - Designing your own clothing can come naturally, when the trade is picked up due to necessity. Neville Wisdom was raised in Windsor Castle, an area of Saint Mary, Jamaica. Wisdom describes his family as having been “poor” when he was young but uses the word only for lack of a better term, because he says from his perspective, “I was fortunate to grow up in the way that I did, because all of what one would consider ‘bad,’ are actually the very things that have kept me so motivated,” Wisdom said.
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Thursday | June 30, 2016

June 29, 2016, By Markeshia Ricks- "After seven years in the thick of hard-fought efforts to calm his neighborhood's streets and build up its culture and businesses, Chris Heitmann is handing over the reins of the Westville Village Renaissance Alliance and heading west.

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Monday | June 27, 2016

June 24, 2016, By Allan Appel- "It may be a haunted glade in a liminal forest. It may be the patterns of the universe. It may be the Grim Reaper and friends doing the hokey pokey, or the gossamer traces of a coven of witches. Or an old folks’ home for decaying lumps of cotton candy or wasps’ nest. Or it may be just what it is — artistically arranged soaked, cooked, and stretched fibers of the Thai kozo or mulberry tree.

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Thursday | June 2, 2016

May 30, 2016, By Pam McLoughlin- "Chapel Haven has always been in the national forefront of teaching independent living to those with autism and other special needs - and now they're taking it to new levels with a campus transformation that will include an assisted living area so clients can age in place.

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Wednesday | May 25, 2016

HARTFORD, MAY 23, 2016 - Four Connecticut communities in the Connecticut Main Street Center network have achieved accreditation for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by Main Street America, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Each year, Main Street America (f/k/a the National Main Street Center) and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street programs, which have demonstrated exemplary commitm
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Wednesday | May 11, 2016

May 9, 2016, by Lucy Gellman- "Taking in the sounds of Dr. Caterwaul’s Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps and Arms & Voices as a mist began to fall over Whalley Avenue, pint-sized Westvillian Ava Kimbro and her mom Marjorie made a decision: stick it out, at least until Ava could get a big, blooming flower painted on her face.

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Friday | May 6, 2016

 May 5, 2016, By Joe Amarante -"Amid spring’s greening and warming (at some point, anyway) comes Westville Village ArtWalk. The 19th annual event kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday and runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Friday | April 29, 2016

April 28, 2016, by Markeshia Ricks- "Westville neighbors saw traffic tamed on Whalley Avenue — in charts. And they heard about how it will soon happen for real. City Engineer Giovanni Zinn and transit chief Doug Hausladen presented the plans Monday night as they tag-teamed a meeting at Mauro-Sheridan School, where they solicited feedback from about 15 neighbors in attendance. Gabriel Da Silva of Da Silva Gallery Custom Framing & Fine Art, poses a question.

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Tuesday | April 26, 2016

 

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