Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity is celebrating the start of its 30th year anniversary. It began with a kickoff party on October 19, 2018 at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. I interviewed Habitat homeowner Robin Roy for the celebration. Here is her story. The first night in my new home was surreal,” Robin Roy remembered vividly. … More For Robin Roy Life is All About Helping Out.
On a cool November 3, 2016 morning, a tractor trailer, emblazoned with the Monrovia logo, arrived promptly at 9:00 a.m. It was loaded with fresh, locally grown stock from its Granby, CT nursery ready for planting at the new Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity home in West Granby, CT. With tools in hand, a skilled Monrovia team … More A Blossoming Partnership Grows Beautifully
“For the beauty of the earth, For the beauty of the skies” by Ann Wilhelm Wilhelm Farm is typical of many small hill farms throughout New England. The 46 acre parcel of land encompasses a variety of landscapes, including open fields, forest, a woodland stream, and other wetland areas. Little of the land is level, and … More For the beauty of the earth, For the beauty of the skies
As I walked in with Pastor Rick Kremer to tour Asylum Hill’s unique non-profit furniture making business, Waseem was feeding a board into a planer, Ron was putting the finishing touches on a cabinet, and two volunteers were crafting tables and lamps. It’s a typical busy morning scene on Fresh Start Pallet Products LLC‘s shop floor. … More Fresh Starts Begin with Grace
Twenty months ago on July 5, 2016, Mercy Housing and Shelter Corporation (Mercy) welcomed its first clients to its newly created Diversion Center at St. Elizabeth House on Main Street in Hartford. Faced with diminishing federal and state financial support for Mercy’s long-established transitional housing programs, Executive Director Dave Martineau, now retired, and current ED … More Life Saving Diversions at St. Elizabeth House
Eat lunch at Zest 280 and you’ll enjoy a good, healthy lunch along with a generous serving of second chances. I did. On my first visit I savored this mission-based café’s homemade Grain Bowl. It was a delicious combination of lentils, quinoa, brown rice, peppers, tomato, kale and grilled chicken. This cozy café at 280 Park Road in West … More Delicious Food with a Generous Serving of Second Chances
January 27, 2018International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust Indifference manifests itself in ignorance, silence and acceptance. Turning our backs to the injustices suffered by the marginalized, vulnerable, and victimized in our local communities and around the world is a weak and heartless admission that the status quo is just … More Face Reality. Take a Stand. Make a Difference.
“To have faith in something is an inducement not to dormancy but to action. To me, faith is not just a noun but also a verb.” – President Jimmy Carter I’ve had the good fortune and honor of meeting President Carter a few times including being invited to sit right beside him at lunch on … More Faith is a Verb
Creating Hartford Collective Culture at Know Good MarketBy Drew Kozub, Leah Fuld, and Taylor Peracchio, Trinity College ’21 What does it mean to be from Hartford? What defines the city’s identity? In recent years, Hartford is developing a reputation for its amazing food truck vendors – and this is no accident. Jeff Devereux (Trinity College … More Creating Hartford Collective Culture at Know Good Market
By Mitchell Pfaff, Anna Barry, and Jack Ricciuti, Trinity College Mitchell Pfaff (Trinity College ’21) is from Westwood Massachusetts and has a growing interest in politics. Anna Barry (Trinity College ’21) is from Sutton, Massachusetts, and attended Worcester Academy in Worcester, Massachusetts. At Trinity, she is a member of the Equestrian Team and a … More Hartford Magnet Schools: A Beneficial Burden