A couple of weeks ago Brendan made the national news cycle when he went through the hoops associated with the Affordable Care Act, tweeted about it, got quoted in the Courant and then I guess Rush Limbaugh griped about it. Crummy poor students getting health insurance. That and now everyone knows that there is a fiscally conservative Brendan doppelganger exactly the same age in Hartford. I would posit that Brendan L. Mahoney is a more than upstanding Hartford resident that very much betters his community, and that Rush Limbaugh is a bag of hot air - but I don't think I'd be arguing with anyone.
|One of my favorite headstones in the Old North Cemetery.|
For example, there are two Hartford based movie events this Friday. Movies that were created in Hartford, filmed in Hartford, and now screened for the first time in Hartford. Both on Friday night. Serious event gravity. A couple good friends put together "No One Wants to be the River", which is a short film that is based on the beautifully complex "Toward Union Lines" sculpture along the riverfront. The short is the start of a planned series called "Hartford River Dreams", and will be screened at the Carriage House Theater at 7:30PM. The other movie is feature length "Diamond Ruff" that is being shown at 6:30PM at the Bushnell Center. I'm tempted to try and attend both, but I don't think it will work out.
So get out there folks and do the local stuff. Organize your own local stuff. Tell your friends, co-workers, and acquaintances about all the amazing local stuff. Basically do your part to make Hartford awesome. It doesn't take much, and you might even get honorable mention.
Anybody else got some local stuff they want to tell me about? Or want to scheme on something upcoming.
FYI - Don't forget IceBike to Work at Maddies this Thursday, October 31st, in East Hartford from 7-8AM. You can get there earlier or later, we don't care. It's totally informal.
|Keney Memorial Clock tower in Hartford's Northend|