December,  2020 

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 12/7/2020

The next meeting is Monday December 7th at 6:15 PM. The meeting will be held utilizing Zoom software.

The connection information for the Dec. 7th Meeting is:

 Dial-in Phone#:1 646 558 8656        Meeting ID: 814 5983 7275  

                       November Minutes



From The Director

From the Executive Director
David MacDonald
AHNA's Proposed By-Laws are on the Dec. 7 th agenda for vote by our members



AHNA's By-Laws were last updated in 2009 and the Board of Directors identified several areas in need of improvement. At the November 17

th BOD meeting of AHNA, the proposed By-Laws were adopted unanimously and approved for AHNA members to vote on. The reason for updating our By-Laws are summarized here:

From the House

Greetings to my friends and neighbors in Asylum Hill!


A New Challenge. A New Opportunity

By State Rep. Matt Ritter

I am pleased to share some exciting news. The Connecticut House Democrats have unanimously selected me as the next Speaker of the House of Representatives at the State Capitol.
Speaker of the House is a bipartisan office - the Speaker presides over the entire House - I will work with all members, Republicans and Democrats, as we deliberate and debate important issues over the next two years.


Exploring Asylum Hill

Exploring Asylum Hill - 
Saint Joseph Cathedral

By Bernie Michel 

It was late in October on a Friday at about lunch time, that if you happened to be going down Farmington Ave, that you would have noticed the event above. 

Asylum Hill Then And Now


Asylum, Huntington to Sigourney

Volunteer Of The Month

Volunteer of the Month - AH feeding the hungry

Since the end of July, Asylum Hill Congregational Church has been offering a free dinner to any and all neighbors in need, and they added in Thanksgiving with a traditional turkey dinner despite the rain.
Grace Lutheran Church has continued their nine-year tradition of Friday night dinners, now distributed to go, to 100 plus people each week.
Loaves & Fishes, Foodshare, Wheeler Clinic and Saint Joseph Cathedral among others continue their programs of providing food to those in need.


The Mansions on Asylum Avenue - Part 2

Following up on last month's article, we'll try to lay out why this particular development
is important to Asylum Hill, how it came to be, and what can be done going forward.


Asylum Hill Guide

The paper edition has been printed and is being distributed along with the latest edition of the Hartford News.
The digital edition is available on the AHNA website

Events and Opportunities
Arts and Music on the Hill
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
Contact Us
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