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Colored Girl Art – The Art of Linda F. Martin


Born and nurtured in Hartford, Conn, I learned to use a sewing machine while in grade school. I have always appreciated fabric textures, colors and designs and throughout the years I enjoyed modifying my clothing and decorating my home walls and furniture. After a successful career as an Education Administrator for the state of Connecticut, I started my first quilt ...

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Women-owned business benefits from CBIA membership

As a small business owner, being fiscally prudent is tantamount. For me, that means making strategic decisions about how I spend my money. As much value as I see in joining the myriad associations available to me, I cannot respond to every invitation. But I joined CBIA. My business, the Voices of Women of Color, is a grassroots advocacy firm, ...

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The HtdConnect 411- What you need to know 4/25/2016

1. Nothing Compares to You Prince Rogers Nelson, aka Prince, aka The Artist, left the world reeling when he died suddenly at his Paisley Park compound. His death, which followed illness from what’s been reported as flu-like symptoms, comes curiously after he won the rights to his music. The quintuple threat was 57. #RIP 2. Hillz in the Hartbeat Hillary Clinton, who hopes ...

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The HtdConnect 411- What you need to know 4/15/2016


This week, Hartford Connect introduces the 411, news and information of interest about Hartford and beyond. Every Friday, we’ll share 10 items you need to know – and things you may have missed. Have a suggestion? Email us a tip at info@hartfordconnect.com 1. It’s Getting Hot in Here The Urban League of Greater Hartford Young Professionals, with UConn, Many Mentors ...

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The Disadvantages Of Being White


When I felt that first blow against the back of my head, I thought something had fallen from one of the trees in the park. Somewhere between the second — which hit just above my right ear — and third blows, I realized I was being pelted with eggs, and tried to get up. It was too late. In less ...

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Nepal 2.0


Nepal 2.0 is the story of students from Hartford’s Academy of Engineering and Green Technology who developed a wind and solar powered system that brought electricity to two Nepalese villages for the first time.

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MDC Has Water Aplenty For Niagara Bottling

Critics of Niagara Bottling’s plan to locate a manufacturing plant in Bloomfield say that allowing the company to use up to 1.8 million gallons of water a day could strain the region’s water supply, which is provided by the Metropolitan District Commission. Their fears, however, are unfounded. The MDC is a regional organization that sells water at cost and is ...

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