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  • Some Nights, The City's Just Too Full

    Night 1: My story begins on July 18, when Justin Bieber performed in Hartford, when I interviewed Stephen King on the stage of the Bushnell, when the Riverfest fireworks, postponed because of the rising river, exploded over the city, when a road race called the Xtreme Hartford Scramble #2 coursed along the riverfront.
  • Fracking-Inspired Artwork At Real Art Ways

    Fracking-Inspired Artwork At Real Art Ways
    Victor Pacheco moved to Rochester, N.Y., years ago, and saw signs on lawns about fracking. He didn't know what that was, so he went online and did some research. What he found fascinated him. "I want to explore the process and share it with people. It's...

    Barbara Hellenga: Canton Volunteer, Community Activist

    CANTON — Barbara Hellenga, a community activist who established the town's Dial-a-Ride program and an active member of the Unitarian Society of Hartford, died May 25. She was 85. Hellenga was born in Mexico City in 1929, and graduated from the...

    Art Exhibit To Immerse Viewers In Subject

    Art Exhibit To Immerse Viewers In Subject
    It’s safe to say that artist Barbara Hocker likes water. Her upcoming installation at the Vernon Community Arts Center will feature water as its central theme, and will immerse visitors in the experience. The exhibition is titled “River/Sea,...

    At Real Art Ways, A Dramatic Display Of The Dying

    At Real Art Ways, A Dramatic Display Of The Dying
    Two years ago, five young female students at University of Hartford took a summer internship to work with hospice patients and other long-term shut-ins on art projects. All went into The Ellipses Project, organized by Art Professor Cat Balco, thinking...