Ramps are the new Swedish leech.
Maybe someone with refined sensibilities can tell the difference between a ramp and any other kind of leek, or an imported “supreme” Swedish leech and the ones found down in the lake, but desirability has consequences beyond thinning one’s wallet. In the 19th century, those exotic Swedish leeches were in such high demand that they faced extinction, Andrea Rapacz, the Head of Interpretative Projects at the Connecticut Historical Society, told me.
Apparently, those hip imported leeches were better quality because they knew when to stop drawing blood from the patient. Continue reading 'Chloroform, Whiskey, and Morphine'»
Female entrepreneurs might be interested in a free seminar about State and Federal Set-Aside Programs. From 9:30am-12pm, participants will learn about using government contracts, including how to navigate the new registration system, System for Award Management.
The May 10th seminar will be held at the Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Hartford, which is located in Butterworth Hall, 1265 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT. Registration is free.
Re:Create CT, the first holistic and green living event in Hartford’s Elizabeth Park, made an impact. Continue reading 'Holistic, Green Living Event Proves Popular'»
When this list is compiled, there are always events not included. Either the organization has not gotten the word out, or something is a bit too mainstream, like a wedding expo. Or, the event is too unaffordable for too many readers. This calendar is created with Hartford residents in mind, primarily those who live in neighborhoods like mine. Something pricey will slip through from time-to-time, but if an event costs as much as groceries for the week, it probably is not going to be included here.
Don’t forget to check with the venue to confirm that times and prices remain accurate.
The Hartford Jazz Orchestra gives a free performance on Monday evenings at the Arch Street Tavern. Music begins at 8pm.
Lauren Groff, author of Arcadia, The Monsters of Templeton, and Delicate Edible Birds will be taking part in the Allan K. Smith Reading Series at Trinity College. A reception and book signing will follow the reading, held in the Alumni Lounge of Mather Hall. 4:30-6:30pm. This is free and open to the public; books will be available for purchase.
All are welcome to participate in a learning charrette (fancy word that just means looking at maps and talking about plans) for the Albany/Homestead Avenue corridor. This goes from 3-7pm, but people are invited to drop in whenever they can. The meeting will be held in the community room of the University of Hartford Handel Performing Arts Center, located on the corner of Albany Avenue and Westbourne Parkway. The parking lot is accessible from Albany Avenue. Free. Continue reading 'April 2013 Events'»
Mucha Mucha Placer won this trophy for having the most pink in the Art Sled Derby which took place on Saturday in Hartford’s Elizabeth Park.
Continue reading 'Art Sled Derby in Elizabeth Park'»
Trinity Street in downtown has been plowed several times. Residents in some neighborhoods are still waiting for one plow.
The snowfall stopped two days ago, but residents are reporting that a number of streets have yet to see a plow. Streets described as not “open,” with open being defined “as the plow opening up the middle of road” were posted by residents on the Hartford Fire Department’s Facebook page. It is safe to assume that this is an incomplete report, as not everyone has access to Facebook.
If you want to know exactly which streets were reported as “not open” — which areas receive service and which do not — check out the map created by Real Hartford. The streets included on the map — marked with snowflake icons — were reported on Monday morning and early afternoon.