Answers to Frequently, Sporadically, and Rarely Asked Questions
Real Hartford began in March 2007 and exists to provide a perspective not always represented in mainstream news media’s coverage of Hartford.
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Where can I buy food in Hartford?
Like, everywhere. There are actually several posts about this, so explore the archives.
Do I need a car to live in Hartford?
No. You need air, food, water, and sunlight in order to live. Did you fail Biology?
Do you feel safe?
Yes. Do you?
Why do you live in Hartford?
I like it.
I have a choice about where to live.
I believe that it is important to live in the community where one works. It is also awfully convenient to do so because it opens up many more options for transportation.
Besides that, I like living in a place with arts, culture, events, and diverse food options. Many of my friends live here. There’s nothing like going to grab a coffee and spontaneously running into three or four friends.
Why not live in Hartford?
What is the Frog Hollow neighborhood like?
As a Hartford local who has chosen to live in this neighborhood, you should be able to draw some conclusions of what I think of it. Before buying my home, I most recently lived in the West End. Although I have friends on that side of town, I prefer living in a more lively residential area.
Where can I find parking?
Where isn’t there parking?
What’s up with the subjectivity?
I apply critical thinking. I do not have loyalty to any politician, political party, organization or corporation; additionally, I do not claim to approach any story, event, or issue with an ounce of objectivity, as humans are not objective beings.
Why aren’t you out there promoting yourself?
The purpose of Real Hartford is to publish the best possible quality of writing about Hartford that (primarily) one person can produce. This one person is an independent woman who works full time so that she can contribute property tax to the City of Hartford. Full-time educating plus full-time writing. This person also does not need to have her existence validated through a myriad of appearances.
If time allows, I participate in activities that seem either enriching to myself or the community. This means I turn down some invites.
Here are a few of the public appearance invitations that I received because of Real Hartford and ultimately accepted:
2008: “Monday Monday” at Pearl Street Arts Center (now City Arts on Pearl)
2008: Face the State
2011: “The Occupy Wall Street Movement: What is it and (Why) is it Important?” panel discussion at Trinity College
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How can I support Real Hartford?
You can spread the word!
How do I submit an event for the calendar?
Provide me with event info no later than the 25th of the month preceding your event. I publish items that I find to be interesting or which may appeal to readers. Submitting an event does not guarantee inclusion on the calendar. I prioritize events which are affordable to the widest range of Hartford residents. If the ticket price is $10 or more, it’d better be one heck of an event or an extremely worthy cause. If your organization has a “pay what you can” policy or any types of discounts, please indicate this! It is highly unusual for me to list events that occur outside of Hartford. For those in PR who don’t get it, West Hartford, New Hartford, and East Hartford are all outside of Hartford.
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