West Hartford Hopes to Attract a Hotel

In West Hartford’s well developed downtown, one open space stands out… But it may not for long. The town is taking proposals from hotel developers that want to build on the land which is owned my the town.

West Hartford is looking for a full -service hotel with about 120 rooms. Though the town already has the west hartford inn which is very close to the center, Rob Rowlson who is the community development director says a modern hotel in the center is needed.

Exclusive Interview with “Pawn” Producer Jeff Most About Shooting a Movie in West Hartford

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.

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.

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.

West Hartford Summer Arts Festival Going Strong After 34 Years

After 34 years the West Hartford Summer Arts Festival is still going strong with the recent performance of “Gypsy” at Hall High School. The SAF gives West Hartford high school and college students the opportunity to perform in popular plays and musicals.

Links:
West Hartford Summer Arts Festival FAQ (PDF)
Summer Arts Festival on Facebook

Town Officials to Discuss West Hartford’s 10 p.m. Outdoor Dining Ban

The West Hartford Town Council will begin discussing the town’s 10 p.m. dining ban at this evening’s meeting. LocalOnlineNews.TV’s Kimberly Howard asked residents and restaurant owners what they thought of the ban.

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Police Following Leads in Bold Daytime Robbery of Lux Bond and Green

West Hartford police have some leads in a bold daylight robbery of the Lux Bond and Green store in West Hartford. We spoke to West Hartford police for an update on the case.

Business is Booming at West Hartford Fireworks Store

A fireworks store temporarily located in West Hartford is seeing explosive sales this holiday weekend. LocalOnlineNews.TV’s Adam Chiara has the story and talks about safety.

Celebrate West Hartford 2010 Schedule of Events

The following is the schedule of events at Celebrate! West Hartford 2010:
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Saturday, June 12th

South Main Street at Town Hall:
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Juried Arts & Crafts Show 175 Master Artists & Crafters

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Horse Drawn Trolley rides Trolley start & stop at 29 South Main Street (free)

Town Hall Common
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. : Amusement Rides Exhibitor Booths & Activities International Food Court Pony Rides & Petting Farm (free)

Entertainment Schedule at Town Hall Common
11:00 – 11:20 – West Harford Women’s Chorale
11:30 – 12:30 – Northwest Catholic Jazz Band & Jazz Singers
12:45 – 1:30 – King Philip Stage Band & Jazz Band
1:45 – 2:30 – Sedgwick Jazz Band
2:45 – 4:15 – Conard High Jazz Combos & Vocal Jazz Quintessence (VJQ)
4:30 – 6:00 – Hall Concert Jazz & Jazz Ensembles

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Sunday, June 13th

Whole Foods Market – 50 Raymond Road
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. – Kids Fun Run through Blue Back Square
9:30 a.m. – 5k Road Race (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)

South Main Street at Town Hall
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Juried Arts & Crafts Show 175 Master Artists & Crafters

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Horse Drawn Trolley rides Trolley start & stop at 29 South Main Street (free)

Town Hall Common
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Amusement Rides Exhibitor Booths & Activities International Food Court Pony Rides & Petting Farm (free)

Entertainment Schedule at Town Hall Common

12:00 p.m. – Hot House featuring Jillian Grey
2:00 p.m. – Jus Us
4:00 p.m. – The AKA Band

Links:
Celebrate! West Hartford

Republicans Nominate Bloomfield Councilman Joseph Merritt for State Senate

Area Republicans nominated Bloomfield Councilman Joseph Merritt to run for the 5th District Senate Seat being vacated by Jonathan Harris. Merritt will face off against Democrat Beth Bye in the November 2nd election.

Links:
Joseph Merritt’s Bio