March,  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 3/02/2020

The next meeting is Monday March 2nd, 6:00 P.M. at  The 224 Eco-Space, 224 Farmington Ave .  Please note the earlier start time to accommodate Hartford City Plan meeting. 

               Parking at 224


                February Minutes

                Hartford City Plan Flyer


From The Director

From the Executive Director
David MacDonald
We invite all our partners, stakeholders and residents to attend the next General Meeting on March 2 nd . The meeting agenda will be a little different than usual, since AHNA is hosting the first public input session for the city's new Plan of Conservation and Development, known as Hartford 2035. The public hearing will start at 6:30pm, leaving time only for some quick updates at our General Meeting, which will start earlier than usual at 6pm.


From the House

Greetings to my friends and neighbors in Asylum Hill!


Trump Cuts Impact Hartford
By Rep. Matt Ritter

The chaotic state of affairs in Washington D.C. can often feel distant from the day-to-day realities in Hartford. But decisions at the federal level can have a direct impact on vital services and programs for residents across our state. Two easy examples are the Census and the federal budget. We know that our share of federal funds is tied to the Census (everyone must be counted!) and the federal budget impacts programs that many of our friends and neighbors depend upon.


Exploring Asylum Hill

Exploring Asylum Hill -   A Fresh Start update

By Bernie Michel

The last time we checked in with Fresh Start Pallet Products, they had just moved into their new home at Veeder Place and were getting settled in. A lot has gone on since then so you deserve to know at lease a few of the highlights.

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Asylum Hill Then And Now
Volunteer Of The Month

Volunteer of the Month - 
E Talks at Grace

This is one of those stories that could fit into several different columns, but it feels like it fits best here.


Hartford 400 Starts With AHNA

Every ten years Hartford creates a plan to guide the City's progress for the next decade. In 2010 the plan was called " One City One Plan". The City is now embarking on a new plan for the next decade and beyond, especially since Hartford will turn 400 years old in 2035.
Efforts have been underway for more than a year, laying the groundwork for this plan, and March will be the month of public meetings to discover, understand and contribute to this effort.


Love Your Block

Love Your Block Hartford is a minigrant program that will support residents
who want to make a difference in their community by funding projects focused
on combating litter, activating vacant lots, and strengthening neighborhood
pride. Ideal locations are gateway areas with high visibility and high-impact.
Community groups or individuals are eligible to apply for up to $1,000 to fund
volunteer-led projects that will revitalize and beautify their neighborhood.

Events and Opportunities
Link to site for information and tickets.

Arts and Music on the Hill

Art and Spirit at AHCC
Anyone whose been to Asylum Hill Congregational Church, no matter where in the building they go, can see evidence of their support for the arts, both material and performance.  They have a long history of commissioning and displaying material art as well as performances, often created by Asylum Hill and Hartford residents that have been featured in the  News & Views .
What may not be so well known though is their annual Arts & Spirituality Retreat, this year titled "Freeing the Artist Within" 

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
Send emails directly to AHNA at

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

To visit our Facebook page go to 'Asylum Hill Living' group page.