August,  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 08/06/2018

The next meeting is Monday August 6th, 6:15 P.M. at  The 224 Eco-Space, 224 Farmington Ave .  


       July Minutes 


From The Chair

Thoughts from the Chair

Life is a wonderful, marvelous, precious gift. In life we all experience many good and very exciting moments along with many not so good and sometimes traumatic situations. The result of these moments and experiences often result in the way we relate to others and more importantly how we care and relate to ourselves. My thought this month is, are we really taking care of ourselves? 

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HouseFrom the House

Greetings to my friends and neighbors in Asylum Hill!

By: State Rep. Matt Ritter

Dear Neighbors:

I wanted to announce some exciting State grants that were recently announced for various projects that will greatly benefit our City. 



Hawks Eye View

West Middle Community School Boys & Girls Club summer fun club 2018 was jammed packed with activities, field trips, and educational thematic programming. Our summer theme this year is "Summer at the Museum" where we offered our members the opportunity to explore and create a museum just for summer fun in an array of challenging activities while incorporating dynamic themes. 


Asylum Hill Then and Now - 187 Broad Street

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Exploring Asylum Hill


Exploring Asylum Hill - 
 New Neighbors on Huntington

Usually when we Explore Asylum Hill we discover something that's been here for a while. It's still partly true in this case, but we're really announcing something that hasn't quite happened yet. It's true that Chion Wolf has been living and renting in Asylum Hill for the last 8 years, but what's new is that she and Emily Petersen will soon become the newest NINA homeowners.

     Volunteer of the Month

Riverfront Family Church

Beginning last November, Riverfront Family Church who meet each Sunday
at The 224 EcoSpace decided to change what they were doing to fulfill the mandate "feed the poor". In previous years this meant assembling Thanksgiving food baskets and giving them out. The pastoral team, Pastors Liza, Ben and Jen decided that inviting those in need in the community into the worship space for a meal might be a step up.



            Boost Your Business On Election Day

Leadership Greater Hartford (LGH) develops, connects, and inspires diverse leaders to build strong and vibrant communities. One of the 2018 LGH Quest task forces has chosen to focus its efforts on increasing voter engagement in the City of Hartford with #MyHartMyVote, a nonpartisan group with a mission to inspire and activate civic engagement in the City of Hartford by increasing voter awareness, registration, and turnout.


Trinity Academy

For everyone who walks or drives by the corner of Sigourney and Asylum the sight of Trinity Episcopal Church is certainly familiar. The beautiful red brick structure has been a part of Asylum Hill for much more than a century.
What many may not realize though, is that inside for the last six years there has also been a school. Originally begun as Trinity Episcopal Day School and serving older elementary students, it has now become Trinity Academy. 


Connecticut: "At a Price" at Mark Twain

Last Tuesday evening NBC Connecticut and the Mark Twain House & Museum partnered to host a forum titled Connecticut: "At a Price". They brought together five panelists, Gary LeBeau, former CT State Senator, Joe DeLong, Executive Director, Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, Wildaliz Bermudez, Hartford City Council Minority Leader, Brendan Sharkey, former Speaker of the House, Jonathan Costa, Assistant Executive Director, EdAdvance and moderated by NBC Connecticut Chief Investigative Reporter Len Besthoff.
The program began with video from NBC CT interviewing people who have left CT and moved south for a lower cost of living with one example of comparable home with property taxes of less than half.

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Arts and Music on the Hill

3rd Annual 'Jazz on the Lawn' a Big Success

Once Again, Asylum Hill Congregational Church hosted
Jazz on the Lawn, their mid- summer outdoor music, food & fun event. Several things made this year's edition notable.

Events and Opportunities
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 
Paul O'Mara Communications Committee Chair
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