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First Night Hartford Connecticut 2015

Posted on December 30, 2014

Write-up by Jacqueline Bennett   Lace up a pair of skates and join members of the UConn Men’s Hockey Team tomorrow between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. on the ice rink at Bushnell Park in downtown Hartford, Connecticut. It will be just one of the multiple opportunities and attractions available at multiple venues during First Night Hartford 2015.   Now in its 26th year, First Night Hartford organizers are asking visitors to share “fond memories” of past events on their website.   Don’t miss this year’s horse drawn carriage rides around Bushnell Park. Nearby, tours of the towering Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch offer a chance to view the top. Over at the Wadsworth Atheneum join in making Mythical Masks & Necklaces; then wear those creations, or don…

Christmastime in the City – I Grew Up Loving the City of Hartford

Posted on November 20, 2014

Reflection by Jacqueline Bennett I grew up loving the city of Hartford, especially at Christmastime. When I was a child, Hartford, Connecticut was a bustling holiday destination reminiscent of the lyrics from Silver Bells. “City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, Dressed in holiday style, In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas, Children laughing, People passing, Meeting smile after smile, and on every street corner you’ll hear Silver Bells, Silver Bells, It’s Christmastime in the city, ring-a-ling, Hear them sing, soon it will be Christmas Day, Strings of street lights, even stop lights, Blink a bright red and green, As the shoppers rush home with their treasures, Hear the snow crunch, See the kids rush, this is Santa’s big scene, And above all the bustle…