February,  2021 

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 2/1/2021

The next meeting is Monday February 1st at 6:15 PM. The meeting will be held utilizing Zoom software.

The connection information for the Jan. 4th Meeting is:

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

                       January Minutes    

From The Director

From the Executive Director
David MacDonald
AHNA is beginning the New Year with recently updated By-Laws and a busy agenda for 2021. 

From the House

Greetings to my friends and neighbors in Asylum Hill!


Inauguration and Vaccine Update

By State Rep. Matt Ritter

Inauguration Day...I felt the weight come off my shoulders. It was a great day for a nation that needs healing and leadership. It was also a great day for Connecticut. States have been desperate for federal leadership during the pandemic...now it's here.

Exploring Asylum Hill

Exploring Asylum Hill - 1st "Health is Wealth Hub"

By Bernie Michel 

There's a new food pantry on Ashley St near Huntington with a sign that says "Health is Wealth Hub". It's the first of its kind, and it was installed on Saturday the 17th, which is when this photo was taken. The one I took the following Thursday shows that it's being used.

Asylum Hill Then And Now


553 Asylum - 15 Hurlburt

Volunteer Of The Month

Volunteer of the Month - AHNA Green Committee

Shortly after Lynn Johnson was elected to the AHNA Board, she proposed the idea of a Green Committee to focus attention on the environment as it relates to improving the quality of life that is the AHNA mission. It didn't take long at all to gather a small group of members committed to advancing those principles and practices. 

Hartford Climate Emergency Resolution

The  Green Committee recommends that AHNA endorse the  Climate Emergency
Resolution. This comprehensive Resolution was prepared by the Hartford
Chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL), to be presented to the Court of
Common Council of the City of Hartford in February. CCL is a national bipartisan organization with over 600 local chapters looking to find common ground on climate change solutions.

Black Woman Magic 

By Michelle R. McFarland

Living unapologetically keeps me true to My Black Woman Magic at all times.
I am rooted in my core values truth and self-respect. 
These values preserve My Black Woman Magic.
My goal is to keep my energy positive and be productive often.
My Black Woman Magic can no longer be wasted on issues and people who do not deserve it.  
Boundaries Matter.
My Black Woman Magic is not about being an angry black woman.
My Black Woman Magic is about being my BEST me.
My Black Woman has Peace within.
It is ok to let people figure things out on their own.
I think what I want and if that's ok for me others have the same right.
My Black Woman Magic 
It gives hope and looks for ways uplifts those who need it.
I am a Black Woman who is proud to serve community.

Flyer English and Spanish


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 www.asylumhill.org

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 [email protected] 
Paul O'Mara Communications Committee Chair
Contact Us
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