Tag Archives: Hartford

Thursday Doors–Big Plans, Sad Story

Society for Savings was the first mutual savings bank in the state of Connecticut. Incorporated in 1819, it operated in Hartford until it “merged” with Bank of Boston under the weight of a failed commercial real estate loan portfolio. Lots … Continue reading

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Urban Hike

Several weeks ago, I used the doors at the Riverside Park Boat House for my contribution to Norm’s Thursday Doors series. In that post, I talked about how the Hartford Riverside Recapture agency has done a great job of bringing … Continue reading

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My Worst Bit of Charity

My friend Joey, was talking about “giving” over at her blog. It’s a great post, maybe you read it. I say that because Joey and I collect ‘Likes’ from a lot of the same people. We travel in the same … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Riverside Park Boathouse

As I was researching the story behind today’s doors, I discovered more about the common thread between my adopted city and my home town. So, in addition to doors, today I am writing about the special relationship a city has … Continue reading

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It’s Opening Day Mom

I am not a nut-job crazy sports fan. Despite the fact that I am often wearing a Pirates shirt, or some other bit of team gear; I’m really not a crazy fan. I played very little in the way of … Continue reading

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It’s Still Winter

Over in England, the Tramp in the Woods a.k.a. Colin is sharing pictures of wildflowers and the cutest little dog ever. I have to emphasize ‘little’ or Maddie might have a problem with me. Here in Connecticut, it – is … Continue reading

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What’ll it be Hon?

A few weeks ago I was with another man in the courtesy shuttle of the dealership where we had left our cars for repairs. He asked to be dropped off “on Main St, near Pratt.” The shuttle driver instantly asked … Continue reading

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