May,  2015 

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 05/04/2015

The next meeting is Monday May  4th, 6:15 P.M. at Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Avenue.   

From The Chair
"Reconciliation" a word that is not politically correct to use in most social circles.



From the House

The 2015 Legislative Session will wrap up on Wednesday, June 3rd so the month of May will be a very busy time at our State Capitol. 



Celebration of Art and Culture
This summer, The Asylum Hill Neighborhood Association presents a month long festival celebrating the creativity and diversity of the Asylum Hill community.




Asylum Hill Then And Now 


Asylum Hill Then - 1897

St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center  newborn nursery circa 1920.


And Now - 2015

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in it's present day.



Asylum Hill: Headquarters for ....
Hartford Blooms Garden Tours is a city-wide event with highlights from the Colt Building to Cedar Hill Cemetery.



New Garden
The West Hartford Garden Club, the City of Hartford and Hartford Blooms have teamed up to transform the vacant lot at the corner of Collins and Sigourney Streets into a new neighborhood garden.
Arbor Day Celebration By The Hartford


On Friday the 24th, more than 50 volunteers from The Hartford along with 24 Trinity Day School students and 5 adults spent the chilly morning digging holes along Sargeant St and Atwood St and putting new trees into the neighborhood.





Earth Day
Once again more than 100 Hartford Public High School students joined with lots of adults and a few future HPHS students to give back a Saturday morning to Mother Earth.

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Free Tree Program
Knox Inc. has been tasked by the City of Hartford to plant 1000 trees per year to revive the canopy that has been lost over the years.  Trees are available at no cost including installation.
Opportunity High School Becomes Opportunity Academy
Back in October the goal at for Our Piece of the Pie (OPP) was to continue to serve the over aged under credit students in the Hartford School System.

Changes At Asylum Hill Churches
Asylum Hill is blessed to have three people to welcome into their positions at their respective Churches.







Baby Academy Celebrates 10 Years
The Baby Academy celebrates 10 years of helping families this year!


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HOPE Childcare Learning Center

Two programs are being offered; one is a full day preschool/kindergarten program and the other is a full day summer camp.

Sarah's Coffee House Opening Soon
Good news for Asylum Hill coffee drinkers, Sarah's Coffee House is about to open. 

Arts And Culture Series

The Passages Gallery Arts and Culture Series upcoming events for May.



Hartford Communities That Care (HCTC)

HCTC is offering a new slate of classes during April and May as part of their Community Training Series.


Events Calendar


Please click on the following link to go to our Events Calendar.

Committee Notes

The committee met on 04/20/2015.

Friends of Sigourney Square Park

The committee met on 04/13/2015.   The committee met in the park for an informal review and assessment of conditions within the park.  There were no formal notes taken for this meeting.


Quality of Life

The committee met on 04/15/2015

Welcoming Committee

The committee met on 03/26/2015.

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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