Driving through Hartford, you can’t help but notice that big, beautiful, blue dome. Look below it though and you see that it sits on a decrepit building.
But with new developers renovating the Colt armory building and the city of Hartford having a grand vision for it- the landscape will soon look very different. An effort is underway to have the Colt property recognized as a national park.
Adam Chiara spoke with Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra to learn more.
West Hartford may not have the Hollywood sign, but it does have lights,cameras, and action going on inside what was once a Friendly’s restaurant in the town’s center. The movie being filmed is an action thriller called Pawn and has stars like Michael Chiklis, Forest Whitaker, Ray Liotta and Nikki Reed. A major reason the high profile film is being shot in Connecticut is because of the tax credits the state offers movie makers.
LocalOnlineNews.TV was granted an exclusive interview with Pawn’s producer Jeff Most to find out why they chose West Hartford as a shooting location.
Pawn is scheduled to be released in 2013.
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.
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 Billings Forge Farmers’ Market, established in 2007, brings locally grown fresh foods to the Frog Hollow section of Hartford. Find out more on their website: http://www.billingsforgeworks.org/
Did you know there’s a New York style design center right here in Hartford? NIRO Designs is doing much more than designing the latest fashions. They’re helping the community too.
NIRO Design Center Hartford
The West Hartford Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of its founding conductor Richard Chiarappa, will present an “Autumn Concert” as the first performance of its eighth season.
The concert will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 18th, in the Roberts Theatre at Kingswood-Oxford School, 170 Kingswood Road, West Hartford. This afternoon of wonderful music will feature Kingswood-Oxford senior Theodore Brundage performing Max Bruch’s beautiful Violin Concerto #1 in G minor.
The program will open with Mendelssohn’s Overture to Fingal’s Cave (Hebrides), and the second half of the concert will spotlight the distinctive music of American composer Aaron Copland as the WHSO performs his Dance Episodes from Rodeo as well as the powerful Lincoln Portrait, artfully narrated by Mark McNally. Refreshments will be provided by Fleming’s Steakhouse.
Tickets are available in advance through the orchestra’s website www.whso.org or by phone at 860-521-4362. Tickets can also be purchased at the door which opens at 2:15 p.m. Ticket prices are $15 for general seating, and children under 12 will be admitted for free. Handicapped parking is available in the small circle at the Outlook Ave. entrance (off of Farmington Avenue). General parking is available in the large parking area off of Trout Brook Drive.