Three Connecticut communities in the Connecticut Main Street 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.
While Connecticut ranked 37th overall among the nation’s 50 states analyzed for their “fun” quotient, the state did have some standout rankings in specific categories – including the amount of money individual residents spend on recreation. Despite ranking 35th overall in “entertainment & recreation” categories and 40th in “nightlife,” the state reached the top five […]
A downtown management organization engaging the community in envisioning two underutilized parks as places that downtown residents, visitors, workers and families can mingle with artists and creatives, and a regional planning organization that created a program focused on supporting local businesses, creating jobs and filling vacant spaces in eight village centers are just two of […]
Hartford’s reputation as the place to be for aspiring collegiate volleyball players will continue to grow in 2017, as the New England Region Volleyball Association (NERVA) will be expanding its Mizuno New England Winterfest Tournament at the Connecticut Convention Center (CTCC) in January.
NERVA will be adding an additional weekend – Friday, January 6, 2017 […]
Connecticut’s Office of the Arts (COA), which operates within the state Department of Economic and Community Development, is concluding a months-long strategic planning process to inform the agency’s next five-year Statewide Cultural Strategy.
The Office is also looking to hire a full-time program associate, even as budget cuts and layoffs decimate state agencies from tourism […]
Labelled “confidential and proprietary,” the city of Danbury’s “Playbook” for becoming a “City of the Future” is posted on the official website for all to see.
That playbook came to mind with the announcement earlier this month that CityCenter Danbury would be launching a media campaign this month to promote the city’s downtown.
Connecticut is in the running to host the 2021 Solheim Cup, often described as the most exciting event in women’s professional golf, in what would be a significant coup for the state’s sports fans.
The female equivalent of the men’s Ryder Cup, the tournament is held every odd-numbered year and matches the best players from […]
If the three twenty-somethings enjoying lunch and some brief down time outside at Trumbull Kitchen seemed familiar to passersby in downtown Hartford, it’s probably because they’ve been on national television a time or two. And will be again.
The casual lunch and conversation among three friends – competitors in the P&G Gymnastics Championships being held […]
Gymnastics will once again take center stage in Hartford this weekend, as for the third time in a decade Connecticut’s Capitol City is the center of the gymnastics world – this time in an Olympic year, when public interest ramps up to peak levels.
The three-day event begins on Friday at the downtown […]
The 2016 Connecticut Governor’s Tourism Awards — individuals and organizations “who go above and beyond to enhance both the appeal of our state as well as the health of our economy,” were presented at the 2016 Governor’s Conference on Tourism, held in Hartford. Sessions at the day-long conference included Using Creativity to Reimagine Tourism, Digital […]
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association 30th Annual Conference will take place next October at the Connecticut Convention Center. It is the first time that the organization will hold its annual event in Connecticut. This year’s program was held at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Florida, where attendees had the opportunity to earn up to 29.5 […]
For $2.4 million, an adventurous buyer can become the proud owner of Johnsonville Village, Connecticut. The once bustling hamlet, now a virtual ghost town, is for sale — again.
Originally home to Connecticut’s twine industry in the 1830s, Johnsonville Village, which is located in the Moodus section of East Haddam, along Johnsonville Road just 30 […]
Fewer Connecticut residents now expect to move out of the state in the next five years, according to the results of the 2015 Connecticut Consumer Confidence Survey released today by InformCT, covering the second quarter of the calendar year.
In the first quarter, the percentages were even, with 39 percent saying it was likely they’d […]
Complete with a red carpet, the Madison Art Cinemas will host the June 14 world premiere of the documentary We Built This House, a one-hour film telling the story of Chester synagogue Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek—known as a global art landmark for being the only public building that acclaimed artist and Connecticut native Sol LeWitt […]