June,  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 06/04/2018

The next meeting is Monday June 4th, 6:15 P.M. at The 224 Eco-Space, 224 Farmington Ave .  

       May Minutes 


From The Chair

Thoughts from the Chair

"Love is strong as death"
June is the month where many all over the world are graduating from academic programs, elementary and high schools, colleges and universities. It is also the season when many people follow through on their marriage plans. It is a month of celebration for those who have completed their goals and who now are actually living their dreams. 

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HouseFrom the House

Greetings to my friends and neighbors in Asylum Hill!

Enjoy Hartford This Summer

By: State Rep. Matt Ritter

Summer for me means family time in Elizabeth Park, walking Dublin in the late evening sunshine, and enjoying all that our city has to offer.
Hartford is full of life in the summer.  But summer can also be challenging for families looking to keep their youngsters busy. Between festivals, activities and summer camps, Hartford has what you need.




Natural Hair Care 101 Event
Dear Beauty Enterprise Inc.,
On behalf of everyone at the West Middle Boys & Girls Club, we would like to thank you for your very generous sponsorship of our Natural Hair Care 101 Event held on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018. 

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Exploring Asylum Hill
198-222 S. Marshall Street


Exploring Asylum Hill - 
S. Marshall St

For those familiar with S. Marshall St, you have certainly noticed the six large apartment buildings on the East side of the street opposite Marshall House. The four to the south end next to the homes built by Habitat for Humanity, have long been some of the most challenged and challenging in Asylum Hill. For decades they have been exclusively occupied by Section 8 tenants and were owned by a landlord that that simply was unable to keep them up. Late last year, they were foreclosed by Fannie Mae and Catalyst Property Solutions took over the management.

     Volunteer of the Month

Mike McGarry

To tell the "Mike McGarry" story in 500 words is an impossible task, and a lot of that story is volunteering. One thing that pervades Mike's life almost as much as "mile-a-minute" weeds in a garden is the joy of seeing things grow. "Seeing Paul & Pat O'Mara's front yard flowers in the early 80's inspired me," Mike said, "to do the same at my home on Ashley St." That eventually grew into the pocket parks on Ashley St in 2012 and then into Hartford Blooms today. Much of that effort is volunteer work, but all of it grows.


        Part-time Executive Director Needed for AHNA

The Asylum Hill Neighborhood Association (AHNA) empowers and connects residents and stakeholders to improve the quality of life in Asylum Hill.  One of Hartford's oldest and most effective neighborhood associations, AHNA is looking for a part-time executive director to help it implement its strategic plan and achieve even greater effectiveness and sustainability.  


Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Annual Meeting

The evening of May 8 th was the time of this year's Annual meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, and for at least the first part of it, I suspect it was much the same as previous years. Beginning with the minutes from the last meeting, it included several reports and the election of a few new Trustees to replace those who were thanked for their service.

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ULGH Employment Expo

The Yards Goat's lounge was the site of the 18 th annual Urban League of Greater Hartford (ULGH) Employment Empowerment Expo. Each year at about this time The Urban League hosts this event and more than two dozen companies looking for qualified people to fill positions, join with the Urban League for this one day event, to find the people they need.

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Arts and Music on the Hill

Healing Arts Exhibit - Jane Carroll Watercolors "Another Spring"


It's been a few years since we featured the Integrative Medicine Center at Saint Francis, but we have a special reason this month. They have on display 21 watercolor paintings by Asylum Hill resident, Jane Carroll. Her connection to Saint Francis and watercolor painting goes back to 2006 when she received a diagnosis of myeloma, and began treatment for it at Saint Francis. After successful treatment and a year of remission she decided to take up watercolor painting with the "new life" that she had been given.


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Lunch and Listen

On Wednesday May 23 rd , the first of the two annual Lunch & Listen Concerts was presented at Liam McGee Memorial Park. The weather simply could not have been better, clear skies, low 70's and an occasional breeze. Beginning at noon, they played a series of jazz tunes featuring compositions by notable local jazz musicians such as Jackie McLean and Paul Brown.

Events and Opportunities
Events Calendar


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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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