West Hartford’s A Hand Up Helps the Homeless Transition to New Homes

West Hartford’s A Hand Up helps the homeless transition to new homes by accepting donations of furniture and other household goods. They will pick goods up from your home, but bringing donations to their location helps them save money on fuel and transportation.

The Connecticut International Autoshow Returns to Hartford

Rolling into Connecticut in high gear, the Connecticut International Auto Show began its weekend showing at the convention center in Hartford. Governor Malloy and DEEP Commissioner Esty were some of the first spectators. Malloy stressed the importance of the auto industry in the state.

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Tensions Flare at West Hartford Gas Station

If you’re sick of high gas prices- now you can complain about long lines too. The rare October snowstorm has done more than just knock out power and damage property- it’s caused a scramble to find an open gas station. And when you do find one like this Sunoco near the corner of Farmington Avenue and Prospect street in West Hartford, the lines can be ugly.

Protesters Occupy Hartford

Occupy Hartford protesters have set up camp at Turning Point Park in Hartford at the corner of Broad Street and Farmington Ave. Approximately 20 protesters are living at the site full time, with others coming and going throughout the week.

But the small group faces a big problem- most passing by have no clue what Organize Hartford is doing. A telling sign is that no one near would comment on the protest because they had no idea what was going on. This includes residents from capitol view, the apartment building across the street.

CrossFit High Intensity Workouts Gaining Popularity here in Connecticut and Nationwide

This workout isn’t your jog in the park, but then again, CrossFit athletes wouldn’t want to have it any other way. CrossFit is a work out program that combines strength and cardio training, and uses full body and high intensity movements. Athletes had a chance to put their skills to the test by competing in the Beast of the East recently at the Durham Fair Grounds.

The iQuilt Plan to Redesign Downtown Hartford

Walking, culture and innovation- these are the cornerstones of the iQuilt project- a plan which will redesign downtown Hartford. iQuilt is in the early stages, but the vision of turning Hartford into a tourist destination is already in place.

The Incredible Indian Festival Comes to Hartford

Hartford’s Incredible India Festival is an all day tribute to Indian music, dance, food, handicrafts and culture. It took place in Hartford on September 18, 2011.

Connecticut Department of Labor Assisting Unemployed Residents with Advice, Support

The Connecticut Department of Labor is assisting job seekers in looking for work in a very competitive environment. LocalOnlineNews.TV’s Adam Chiara also spoke with a human resources expert for additional tips.

The Pooch Plunge Raises Money for a West Hartford Dog Park

It’s a swim teacher’s worst nightmare – a pool full of doggy-paddlers. But at the annual “Pooch Plunge” at Kennedy Park in West Harford these canines get a pass on learning the stokes. The event helps raise money for the West Hartford Dog Park coalition.

$15,000 Grants Available for Hartford Business Innovators

The City of Hartford along with the Connecticut Science Center have $15,000 available for small business innovators located in the city. Adam Chiara reports.