Category Archives: Community

Are you there Greater Hartford? It’s me, Julie.

I don’t know about you, but I found adolescence confounding, particularly because I was an early bloomer. Having to choose a bra at the tender age of ten was a nearly unendurable humiliation. Thankfully, bras were tucked away in the … Continue reading

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That’s Not Funny!

My ability to drown dramatically, after being pushed by one of my daughters into an alligator-infested lake while my other daughter was getting up close and personal with a nest of fire ants, is deficient. Or so I learned last Sunday at … Continue reading

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Hearing Movies in Hartford

The first time I saw Henning Ohlenbusch perform, it was at Flywheel in Easthampton MA on a freezing November night. I’d heard about his concept album Henning Goes to the Movies and I was a little concerned. I hadn’t seen many … Continue reading

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#BusStory

  In the city bus system, the most mysterious and the most mundane incidents and people are observed by an elite squad of tweeters. These are their stories. 30 Aug Dear Fellow Bus Passenger, Please remove your forearm from my … Continue reading

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Upcoming events at Cedar Hill Cemetery

If you haven’t been to Cedar Hill Cemetery, you’re missing out. It’s a gorgeous place that is full of history and provides some unique opportunities for bird watching and quiet reflection. There are so many famous and unique people buried … Continue reading

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What Would Real Hartford Wear?

I spend most Monday mornings in Holyoke, and have developed the habit of stopping at La Paloma Sabanera for a veggie panini and Orange Dry when I get back to Hartford. Pretty much whenever I go to La Paloma I … Continue reading

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Live-Tweeting the Hartford Democratic Town Committee Convention

  If you love the twitters and Hartford politics, follow the live-tweeting at #hartdtc!  

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And All That Jazz

Nothing screams summer more than jazz in the park. And once again, this summer provides us all with a wealth of opportunities to grab a blanket, a picnic, a bottle of wine, a dog, a few friends and head down … Continue reading

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Why the iQuilt is less than thrilling

I’m a little late to the great iQuilt plan debate. I didn’t attend the workshops that some of my fellow Hartford bloggers did. I didn’t read in detail a lot of the initial proposals by the iQuilt group. Frankly, from what I … Continue reading

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Hartford Mayoral Candidates League Pass

Kerri Provost over at Real Hartford asked five questions of who she perceives as the four viable mayoral candidates. What are your top three favorite things (events, places, people, etc) about Hartford? What are three specific and measurable actions you … Continue reading

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