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December 2015 Events

By , November 29, 2015 10:57 pm

December 1

  • Free ice skating in Bushnell Park, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Free skate rentals are available until 7:15. Youth under sixteen must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Real Art Ways hosts its monthly board game night starting at 6. Free.
  • Natural Hair Happy Hour at M Lounge, 942 Main Street. They say: “Come mix and mingle with other beautiful naturals! This event is perfect for catching up with family and friends, meeting new naturals and learning more about the Brown Skin Women network.” 6-8:30 p.m. Free.
  • Happy, Healthy Holiday Party: This is a healthy potluck with music by the Sacred Sorrow Singers. For the potluck, include a list of all ingredients for the dish you bring. Also, bring your own plate, utensils, and cup so that the event creates minimal waste. There is a suggested $5 donation, but nobody is turned away for lack of funds. 7-9 p.m. at Toivo.

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In Your Neighborhood: Sheldon/Charter Oak

By , November 28, 2015 6:13 am

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By , November 24, 2015 6:13 am

If you were wondering which bench in the city is the best, here it is. Continue reading 'Sit'»

In Your Neighborhood: Frog Hollow

By , November 21, 2015 2:16 pm

Back to where the Real Hartford office can be found…





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In Your Neighborhood: Downtown

By , November 14, 2015 9:21 am

Like ’em or not, there have been a lot of visible changes to Downtown in recent months. The better ones involve seasonal graffiti, ponies, and being able to get coffee on the weekend from places that are neither Dunkin’ Donuts nor Starbucks. Continue reading 'In Your Neighborhood: Downtown'»

Ladies Rising

By , November 10, 2015 4:49 pm

Photo courtesy of Wildaliz Bermudez

Hartford’s Democratic Town Committee endorsed exactly zero women in 2011. That Cynthia Jennings served on City Council beginning in 2012 was thanks to her affiliation with the Working Families Party.

The last four years must have sent a message. This time around, the Democrats, Working Families, and Republicans each endorsed two women on their respective slates; ultimately, voters opted for two newcomers,Wildaliz Bermudez and Glendowlyn Thames, along with incumbent Cynthia Jennings and rJo Winch, who previously served on City Council, but not during the current term.

Of the four women, Ms. Bermudez is also coming in as the first Latina member of City Council since the previous was elected in 1999.

Though new to this position, Bermudez is not new to Hartford or City Hall. She was moved to run out of “frustration” with “fighting things from the periphery,” namely, the baseball stadium that is currently being erected in Downtown. Continue reading 'Ladies Rising'»

In Your Neighborhood: West End

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By , November 7, 2015 6:13 am

This week we took a walk or two around Hartford’s West End neighborhood. It’s truly a terrifying place to be. Continue reading 'In Your Neighborhood: West End'»

In Your Neighborhood: Blue Hills

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In Your Neighborhood: North East

By , October 24, 2015 6:13 am

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National Day of Action for the People’s Climate Movement

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By , October 14, 2015 2:59 pm

Advocates for renewable energy rallied in State House Square at noon today, drumming and chanting to gather attention for the cause. Continue reading 'National Day of Action for the People’s Climate Movement'»

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