April,  2018 

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 04/02  

The next meeting is Monday April 2nd, 6:15 P.M. at The 224 Eco-Space, 224 Farmington Ave .  

       March Minutes 


From The Chair

Thoughts from the Chair

"April showers bring May flowers" is what my dear late aunt Rosalind Moore-Beckham used to say when we as kids would complain about the April rains. We complained because due to the rain we couldn't go to Keney Park to play on the swings and have our weekly Spring/Summer picnics there. I have found that sometimes we as adults still display behaviors such as anger, complaining, stubbornness etc. when we cannot have our own way.  

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HouseFrom the House

Greetings to my friends and neighbors in Asylum Hill!

Tolls: Fact vs. Fiction

By: State Rep. Matt Ritter

If you drive up or down the east coast you pay tolls - except in Connecticut. The revenues fund critical transportation infrastructure repairs and improvements, and our state's highways are in dire need of work.
Today's tolls are not the dangerous, traffic-jamming devices of the past. And funds collected through tolls must be spent on transportation related expenses. Plus, out of state Drivers help foot the bill.
Myth: "Federal Guidelines Will Not Allow Tolls"




West Middle Community Students Walk Out on Gun Violence
Students left class at 10:00 am local time for 17 minutes - one minute for each victim in the February 14 attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. 8th grade students stood in a circle outside the front of West Middle Community School on March 14th. They waited silently while the name of each student that lost their life was read aloud.

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Asylum Hill Then And Now

        83 Sigourney Street

Exploring Asylum Hill
129 Huntington Street


Exploring Asylum Hill - 
129 Huntington Street

Ms. Patricia McMahon first moved to Asylum Hill in 2005 into an apartment on Farmington Ave. shortly after arriving from St. Kitts. 

     Volunteer of the Month

Immanuel Congregational Church

South Marshall Street has been the focus of volunteer efforts for many years now for a group of members of Immanuel Congregational Church. This is far from the only volunteering that ICC does, but has been the consistent focus for a core group for a very long time.


Voices of Wisdom: 
Newcomer Stories

A partnership between Connecticut Historical Society and the AHNA Welcoming Committee began planning in the Fall of 2017. With grant support from the National Endowment for the Arts, The CT Office of the Arts/DECD and the Greater Hartford Arts Council the fruit of their labor was presented on March 29 th with the two hour of
Voices of Wisdom: Newcomer stories.



Hungarian Ambassador Visits Asylum Hill

The World Affairs Council of Connecticut joined CERC (Connecticut Economic Resource Center), and the MetroHartford Alliance in hosting His Excellency Dr. László Szabó, Ambassador of Hungary to the United States for a Global Connections Reception Thursday Afternoon in the lobby of CPBN at 1049 Asylum Ave.



Owl Enrichment Students Support Nationwide Walk Out

On Wednesday March 14, 2018, students at Hartford Public High School participated in the national walk out in honor of the seventeen lives lost in Parkland Florida last month.


Riverfront Family Church Spring Dinner

On the Monday before Easter, The Riverfront Family Church that worships Sunday mornings at The 224 EcoSpace, hosted a Community Dinner and invited friends and neighbors to come and share a meal. 


Good Friday Procession of the Churches

Following a tradition that goes back decades, now eight of the Christian communities in Asylum Hill joined together in ecumenical fashion to share the "Journey of the Passion" on Friday March 30
th  "Good Friday". 

Arts and Music on the Hill


Resilience World Premiere

After three preview performances at the Carriage House Theater on Farmington Avenue, Samite Mulondo gave his World Premier performance Of
Resilience last Friday, March 23  rd at the University of Saint Joseph Bruyette Athenaeum.  

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Events Calendar


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

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
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