“Neckties Make The M.A.L.E.S.”

Ashon Avent is an enterprising stonecatcher. Hartford Courant reporter Vanessa De La Torre’s excellent and inspiring article “Neckties Make The M.A.L.E.S.” tellsstory of Avent’s program to develop leadership skills in the young men at Hartford’s M.D. Fox School. It’s a must read. It starts with a tie. Don Shaw, Jr.Write and EditorRedTruckStonecatcher.com

A Scout Leader. A Stonecatcher.

Photographer Melanie Stengel’s photo captures the spirit of the relationship Brother Marcus Turcotte had with the Boy Scouts of Hartford’s Troop 5.  His story is inspirational. He cleared a path toward a better life for young men of Hartford’s Frog Hollow neighborhood. The full story is in Hartford Courant reporter Vinny Vella’s story, Scouts’ Honor. Brother Turcotte is a … More A Scout Leader. A Stonecatcher.

Bicicleta y Comunidad – A Bike Path to Success

Tony Cherolis is a pathfinder, a bicycling pathfinder, who directs Bicicleta y Comunidad (BiCi Co.) for Hartford’s Center for Latino Progress.  He’s also the Center’s Youth Program Coordinator, no small responsibility. I first met Tony on a Fair Housing Tour of Hartford’s neighborhoods. He was quick to point out that while many Hartford streets are bike friendly, many more … More Bicicleta y Comunidad – A Bike Path to Success