DURAN DURAN AND THE KILEYS IN THE CLUBROOM — October 2007

"In October 2007, while dining in the Clubroom at the Union League Café, John Kiley took an impromptu photograph of his wife, Sandra Kiley, with the British new wave group, Duran Duran. The band played two warm-up performances at the Chevrolet Theatre, in Wallingford, Connecticut, before debuting their latest album with a string of shows on Broadway."

TO GEORGE WASHINGTON, PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA: Intelligence by the Last Mail — October 21, 1789.

"The citizens of this place were highly gratified by the presence of The President of the United States, who came to town last Saturday afternoon in good health. The next day he attended Divine Service in Trinity Church. His Excellency the Governor, his Hon. the Lieutenant Governor, Hon. Roger Sherman, the Hon. the Speaker, of the House of Representatives, with the Treasurer, dined with him; — and attended the afternoon Service, at the Rev. Dr. Edwards's Meeting. "

BUSINESS AND FINANCE: Former Union League Will Be Going ‘Publick,’ by Walter Dudar — July 25, 1976

"Merchants in the area are delighted by the rebuilding of the former Union League clubhouse, which had deteriorated greatly in its 13 years of idleness. Vandals broke many of its plate glass windows and the building developed into a depressing sight."

STAINED GLASS WINDOWS AND A SNOW SQUALL: Union League Café — February 2022

"A strong cold front brought brief snow squalls, strong wind gusts and dropping temperatures to Connecticut on Saturday afternoon, February 19, 2022. Whiteout conditions were reported as the line moved through. A quick coating to an inch came down statewide."

AFTER 50 YEARS, NEW HAVEN’S THEATRICAL GRAND DAME: Shubert Gives Preview of Broadway — March 13, 1964

"BENJAMIN WITKEN, manager of the Shubert Theater for 23 years, claims emphatically that the small first-run theaters are here to stay. Mr. Witken booked the world premieres of 'South Pacific' and 'My Fair Lady.'"

ARTHUR (A Reader That Understands Reflectively), by Granger, 1983

"ARTHUR (A Reader That Understands Reflectively), (Granger 1983) is a computer program that can understand short, simple narratives and can revise its interpretation of what is occurring as it learns new information that contradicts something it may have learned previously."

MAY KING’S PROPHECY, by Allen Ginsberg, May 1, 1970

"Prior to the reading, Allen explained how he was tear-gassed in New Haven last week while attending the weekend rally in support of Black Panther Bobby Seale. Ginsberg said he used breathing exercises rendering the tear gas ineffective against him."

REMARKS AT NEW HAVEN GREEN, by President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, October 17, 1962

"America is moving again — so are Connecticut and New Haven. But to help keep them moving, I need your help in this election. For much more remains to be done. Too many problems are still ahead. Too many measures for the good of this country have been defeated by a narrow margin."

FLAMES SPREAD QUICKLY; Survivor Says Many in Front Seats Couldn’t Have Escaped, November 28, 1921

"I do not know what caused the fire. A woman had just finished singing on the stage and the film was being shown. I saw a little smoke and a light which I thought had something to do with the production. Then I saw a piece of blazing material fall from the top of the stage. It was small, but it was followed by a burst of fire."

IN A NEW HAVEN GARAGE, NEON ART GLOWS, by Andi Rierden, October 8, 1989

"'This garage is the inside of my brain,' said Mundy Hepburn, gliding his arm through the air. Standing in the bed of a Chevy pickup, his frame backlighted by one of his neon sculptures, 'The Wave,' he described with reverence the 'mystical beauty' of neon."