April,  2015 

Your copy of the Asylum Hill Neighborhood Association 'News & Views' has arrived!   You will find that you can easily go to any subject in the table of contents by just clicking on it or just browse through the articles as you wish.  Please have a look.

Next Meeting 04/06/2015

The next meeting is Monday April 6th, 6:15 P.M. at Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Avenue.   

From The Chair
From the House


In December of 2014, I was invited to an Asylum Hill NRZ meeting at the beautiful home of Valerio and Dulcie Giadone on Ashley Street to discuss various issues in the neighborhood.  At that meeting, I received a request to provide the NRZ with a summary of state and federal programs which assist homeowners in repairing their home or assist prospective homeowners in purchasing a new home. 




Hawks Eye View


West Middle students are making the grade! 

West Middle Community School is a neighborhood school serving Kindergarten through 8th grade.  We are the community school of Asylum Hill.

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Volunteer of the Month

For more than 10 years Roger Thompson has been both helping to improve the Quality of Life in Asylum Hill and keeping busy two days per week. He does this by volunteering with both ServCorps, building NINA homes and Habitat, building throughout the area. 

Asylum Hill Then - 2004

The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network made it's humble beginnings in the basement of Trinity College's Library in 1962.

Next stop was a headquarters across Trinity's campus at 240 New Britain Avenue, which grew to include WNPR- Connecticut Public Radio in 1967. Digital conversion, which enabled multichannel broadcast including HD prompted the move to our current facilities in the historic Asylum Hill District.


And Now - 2015

CPBN now occupies the 6-story building, former home to IBM, located at 1049 Asylum Avenue. 
We Are Asylum Hill

Members of the Welcoming Committee of the Asylum Hill Neighborhood Association (AHNA) organized around a discussion of how to showcase the many and varied talents of artists and artisans who live on the Hill. 

Farmington Ave. Streetlights

News Flash - The lights are on! 4/2/15

As many have noticed, The work on Farmington Ave between S. Marshall and Woodland Sts that began last summer and fall, never quite got completed. We have managed to live with this partial condition for the most part, but the one thing most talked about has been the streetlights. The beautiful new decorative lights that were installed on both sides of Farmington have yet to go on. 

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Earth Day

Once again the Academy of Engineering and Green Technology will lead student and community volunteers in a celebration if Earth Day by cleaning up the campus and surrounding areas of Hartford public High School this has become an annual spring tradition along with the Green Apple Day fall tradition of a thorough cleanup fix-up in the neighborhood.

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Dan Campolieta, AHCC Organist

US Army Band Calls Up AHCC Organist to New Life of Service.  Dan Campolieta and Christen Hernandez to relocate to Washington, DC.







Immanuel Congregational Church Welcomes New Minister

The Reverend Kari Joy Nicewander begins her ministry as the new senior pastor at Immanuel Church beginning on Palm Sunday, March 29.  The congregation unanimously voted to call her after an international search. 


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Vacation Arts Week

The Hartford City Ballet is offering a spring break vacation program featuring Ballet, Arts&Crafts, Body Strengthening and more!




Neighborhood Studios


Applications are now available for Neighborhood Studios, the Greater Hartford Arts Council's summer apprenticeship program that provides an immersive, hands-on education in the arts and career skills training tailored to today's workforce. Program runs from June 29 through August 7 and is open to students ages 14 - 19. 

Hartford Communities That Care (HCTC)

HCTC is offering a new slate of classes during April and May as part of their Community Training Series.


Good Friday Procession and Services

The seven churches of Asylum Hill joined together to observe Good Friday with a procession stopping at each church for a short ceremony.

Celebrating International Jazz Month - April 2015

The Passages Gallery at 509 Farmington Ave. is celebrating International Jazz month featuring performances throughout the month.

Open Planning Studio

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is inviting the public to attend an Open Planning Studio that will take place for the I-84 Hartford Project during the week of April 27th to May 2nd, 2015. The Studio will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday on April 27th - May 1st, 2015 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday May, 2nd, 2015. The event will be held at Christ Church Cathedral Auditorium, 45 Church Street in Downtown Hartford.
Looking For Work?

The next STRIVE class begins on April 20th.  STRIVE can help you market yourself to get a job.

Career Development Workshop

Mutual Housing Association of Greater Hartford in partnership with Goodwill is sponsoring a Career Development Workshop in April. 


Events Calendar
Please click on the following link to go to our Events Calendar.

Committee Notes

The committee met on 03/16/2015.

Friends of Sigourney Square Park

The committee met on 03/09/2015. 

Notes Link

Quality of Life

The committee met on 03/18/2015

Welcoming Committee

The committee met on 02/26/2015.

From The Editor
If you have any comments, suggestions or submissions please contact me via email at communications@asylumhill.org 
Paul O'Mara Communications Committee Chair
Contact Us
Send emails directly to AHNA at  info@asyluhill.org

To visit our website click on the following link.   AHNA Website

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