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Mardi Gras

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  • Spirited Hooker Day Parade This Weekend

    Spirited Hooker Day Parade This Weekend
    The Hooker Day Parade is a loose and spirited affair that marks the closest Hartford comes to its own Mardi Gras. It’s a celebration of creativity, fun and silliness held in honor of Thomas Hooker, a man who led his congregation through the wilderness in 1635 to settle in Hartford. An after party at Black Eyed Sally’s follows the colorful march, which begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 in downtown Hartford. The parade is free.  Information here.
  • A weekend to put fun back in fundraisers

    A weekend to put fun back in fundraisers
    Sure, there are lots of bad things going on in the world right now that most of us can't do much to change. On the other hand, there are lots of things going on in our own back yard that we can change. And this weekend, we can even have fun while we'...

    Review: 'Empire of Sin' by Gary Krist

    By the time the hatchet-wielding, saloon-smashing Carrie Nation rolled into New Orleans in 1907, the city's vice wars were well in progress. Draped in her widow's weeds and toting her Bible, despite the battle-dress, she admitted to some ambivalence:...

    Religious Roots, Secular Festivities: Halloween Takes A Hit In Schools

    Religious Roots, Secular Festivities: Halloween Takes A Hit In Schools
    Newington officials caused a stir recently by eliminating all remaining Halloween celebrations from elementary schools. The justification for the decision — that Halloween parties and costume parades exclude children whose religion prohibits...

    Cosimo Matassa dies at 88; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, producer

    Cosimo Matassa dies at 88; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, producer
    Cosimo Matassa, 88, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member who recorded New Orleans rock and rhythm and blues from the 1950s to the 1970s, died Thursday in New Orleans, said his granddaughter Mia Matassa. He had been ailing since he had a stroke in 2009....