There is no Ivy League college in Hartford, but that has not interfered with the resurgence of a writing culture here. Continue reading 'Hartford Writers: Beyond Harriet, Samuel, and Wallace'»
Free Zumba will be available at the Burns Latino Studies Academy on February 20th, starting at 6pm. Those wishing to participate should bring sneakers and water. The organizer asks that you send an email so that she knows how many people to expect.
Burns is located at Putnam and Russ. Enter through the door facing Russ Street.
The review site Yelp has compiled a Greater Hartford Bucket List for 2013, using suggestions submitted by its members. Over 60 of the 100 items listed are in Hartford proper. Here are just a few items to add to your to-do list:
- Annual Dragon Boat and Asian Festival
- ArtWalk Gallery opening at the Hartford Public Library
- Beat City Beauties Burlesque show
- Beef patties from Scott’s Jamaican Bakery
- Beer and Duckpin Bowling at Ducks on the Ave
- Bluegrass in the tavern at Firebox
- Chase down the NoRa Cupcake Truck
- Devour an Italian grinder at D&D Market
- Discover Hartford Bicycle Tour
- Latin American eats at El Mercado
- Night Fall performance in Pope Park
- See the two-headed calf in the Old State House
To see the full list, go to the Yelp site.
If you are a writer and seeking an opportunity for some informal workshopping with other writers, stop by La Paloma Sabanera at 2pm on Saturday, February 23rd.
It does not matter what type of writing you do or what genre you do it in. Anybody who is interested in participating is welcome. There is no need to register. Continue reading 'Writing Workshop'»
Transportation planners would do well not to ignore the needs of Hartford’s bicycle community.
On Tuesday evening, cycling enthusiasts packed the Aetna Theater in the Wadsworth Atheneum to watch Reveal the Path. All seats were sold out and a few people were spotted standing in the back. Some rode through the snow flurries while others drove to the benefit for Bike Walk Connecticut, an organization with the mission to educate and advocate. Continue reading 'Reveal Sustainable Transportation'»
For those just tuning in, every month Real Hartford creates a calendar of events happening in the city. This is not intended to be all-inclusive– you’ll note the absence of “Ladies Nite” events. Continue reading 'February 2013 Events'»
“Take out the brains and boil the head, feet, and lights in salted water,” if you wish to prepare calf’s head in the style of Catharine Esther Beecher, the author of Miss Beecher’s Domestic-Receipt Book, published in the mid-19th century.
What are the lights? Lungs.
These types of ingredients, presented without much euphemism, seem to have vanished from the mainstream American culture of convenience we see today, where pig has become “pork” so that we can mentally distance ourselves from the source of our food. A look at the cookbooks currently on display in the Connecticut Historical Society, however, shows that New England cooking had been more honest during the early years of the United States. Continue reading 'Cooking by the Book: Amelia Simmons to Martha Stewart'»
A man recently told me that Bill Clinton’s magnetism was due to the former president’s more-symmetrical-than-average face. Continue reading 'Exploration of Gender, Ethnicity, and Identity in New Exhibit'»