Friday, November 26, 2010

the hartford festival of lights starts today

it's moving to bushnell park this year. i personally think that's a LOT better than constitution plaza. we'll see though 
so if you're in the hood at about 5 pm, why don't you join in on the festivities? walk along with the pack from the former home, the plaza, to the new home, bushnell park! 

Festival Of Light Starts Friday At Bushnell Park
The Hartford Courant

HARTFORD In a new twist on an old tradition, the Festival of Light will open Friday at Constitution Plaza, but will migrate across town to Bushnell Park, where visitors can see the giant Christmas tree and sip free hot chocolate.
Starting at 5 p.m., Mayor Pedro Segarra, cast members of the Hartford Stage Company's "A Christmas Carol," and Sonar, the Wolf Pack's mascot, will lead a procession from Constitution Plaza to Bushnell Park, passing through State House Square on the way.
During the march, they will be joined by Pucky, a mascot for the Connecticut Whale, and Santa, who will be riding a Zamboni ice-grooming machine. The public is invited to walk with the group or cheer them on along the route, which includes Asylum and Trumbull streets...........

Sunday, November 21, 2010

a new no kill animal shelter in bloomfield!

 i drive through bloomfield EVERY day (well every work day) and i had NO idea. this is most wonderful!
it would be even MORE wonderful if people had their pets spayed and neutered.

 it would be even MORE wonderful if people who can't or don't want to care for animals DON'T ADOPT ONE TO BEGIN WITH

Foundation Readies $5 Million No-Kill Animal Rescue Center

The Hartford Courant

Life began to turn around for Lolly on a hot day this past summer.

Abandoned in a
Waterbury garage with three other starving dogs, Lolly, a Rottweiler-shepherd mix, got a second chance when the landlord, unable to locate the evicted tenants, placed a call to The Simon Foundation.

"I had my Subaru and one crate," recalled Stephanie Ferguson, the foundation's indefatigable executive director. "We scrounged them up and in under four minutes we had four Rottweilers in my Subaru.".....

the simon foundation

pic: Austin York, 24, and girlfriend Kelsey Loureiro, 21, both of Granby, volunteer by bottle-feeding puppies at the Simon Foundation's new no-kill animal shelter in Bloomfield. York and Loureiro adopted a rottweiler-shepherd mix named Lolly from the shelter two months ago and come back to volunteer in their spare time. (Bettina Hansen, Hartford Courant / November 14, 2010)

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