This Friday marks five years of Real Hartford‘s existence, so leading up to that, there will be some extra attention on the site itself.
In addition to whatever else happens over the next few days, there will be fun and games from March 12-16, 2012, beginning with a special edition of Place this Place. There will be other such challenges on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. What happens on Friday is a surprise.
Also on Friday, but not a secret: Real Hartford Happy Hour at La Paloma Sabanera from 3-6pm. This is where and when winners of this week’s contests can pick up their prizes. If you want to stop by and chat, grab yourself the drink special (Irish Cream Mocha) and pull up a chair.
Real Hartford began on March 16, 2007 when it seemed that anti-urban sentiment had come back into vogue. Hartford was receiving almost entirely negative coverage by the news media and people who refused to experience the city firsthand were eating it up. This online news site developed as a way to shine light on other aspects of life in Hartford, to show that not all residents are creators nor victims of violence, though some certainly are and have been. The goal has been to show that Hartford residents have a range of experiences, just like their suburban counterparts.
In no particular order, here are some of the more popular items published in recent memory:
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