For the beauty of the earth, For the beauty of the skies

“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

Life Saving Diversions at St. Elizabeth House

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

Delicious Food with a Generous Serving of Second Chances

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

Face Reality. Take a Stand. Make a Difference.

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.

Faith is a Verb

“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 Market

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