It has been a long time since I have shown The Goodwin, an ornate pile of bricks in downtown Hartford. Last weekend I went to dinner across the street at Max Downtown and then to Theaterworks to see Hand to God, a clever and funny play with puppets.
Barbel is a small, pixie-like woman. Originally from Germany, she runs a German language
school in a church near West Hartford Center. Until recently she was a redhead.
I like the silver-white tousled hair and the flirty bare shoulders.
The City of Hartford commissioned artists to paint 14 murals on city-owned properties.
Nick Frasco -- a former Hartford school teacher -- painted two children holding butterflies and wearing shirts with "Give Peace" and "A Chance" on the rear of Breakthrough II Elementary School (the former Mark Twain School) in the Blue Hills neighborhood of Hartford.
On Saturday, dragon boats raced on the Connecticut River in Hartford. Some were corporate and collegiate teams competing against other corporate and collegiate teams, others were clubs around New England competing against other similar club teams. It is always a colorful event.