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Weekend Time Hartford!

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And what a weekend it will be.

Get your dancing shoes on and support some good causes Thursday, May 15, including the New Children’s Museum in West Hartford and South Park Inn.calendar_clip_art-1.29213820_std[1]

The New Children’s Museum will hold its 18th Annual Gala Thursday, May 15  from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the museum on Trout Brook Drive.

Themed  “A Child’s World: Imagine the Possibilities,” the gala includes entertainment, dining and a celebration of the museum and its learning experiences and outreach programs offered to area children and families. Guests will meet some of the museum’s unique animal residents  and participate in STEAM-driven (science, technology, education, arts, and math) interactive experiences at the event. For more information go here.

southparkinn_logo[1]Also on May 15, South Park Inn, which provides services to the homeless, will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a party at The Society Room in Hartford.  The event brings two friends and celebs together again, WFSB’s Scot Haney and WDRC’s Brad Davis, as the auctioneers. NBC Connecticut’s Kevin Nathan serve as host. Special guest speakers will be Retired General James Throwe and veteran client, Todd Wilson. Party starts at 5:30. For information go here.

Also on May 15, the Greater Hartford Auxiliary of the American Cancer Society holds its annual Spring Luncheon at Tumble Brook Country Club. Java is pleased to be the guest speaker at the event that also includes a fashion show featuring clothes from Body Talk.

Thursday is Creative Cocktail Hour at Real Art Ways from 6 to 10 p.m. with art, music and rawlogo82x62[1]conversation. As an added bonus, if you ride your bike, admission is free. For more information go here.

Also on Thursday, Grace Academy,the only tuition free girls school in the Hartford area, will hold a fundraiser at The Society Room. beginning at 5:30 p.m. For information go here.

Friday  May 16, begins with the 11th annual Junior Achievement  Partners in Achievement Breakfast. at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. The breakfast celebrates children, volunteers and educators who have participated in the Junior Achievement program. Breakfast is served at 7:15 with the program at 8 a.m. For more information go here.

tavolo2It will be all about shoes and more on May 16 as the Wadsworth Atheneum’s Costume and Textile Society welcomes Manolo Blahnik USA founders,  George Malkemus and Anthony Yurgaitis as guest speakers.

The two, who own Arethusa Farm in Litchfield, Arethusa al tavola restaurant and Arethusa Farm Diary store in Bantam , are also partners with Sarah Jessica Parker in a new lines of shoes, bags and trenches called SJP USA.

Over at the Hartford Marriott Downtown, tv celebs and former CT journalists, Mika Brzezinski and Gayle King will be the featured guests at the first “Know Your Value” women’s conference. the daylong event includes seminars on  how women at all stages of their careers overcome roadblocksmika_opt to get their worth at work and create the lives they want along the way. King, now a co-anchor on  “CBS This Morning,” will be the featured speaker at lunch with an end of the conference  keynote address from Mika Brzezinski. who co-anchors MSNBC’s “Morning Joe. ”    .

gayle 1`A private meet & greet VIP reception with Gayle and Mika, guest SWAG bags and an opportunity to browse exhibitors will also be featured at the event that begins at 11 a.m.

For more information go here.

On Saturday,  party down to Pratt Street for “Hartford Has Style.”hhs

The event featuring fashion, food, dancing, and art will include a runway show, live auction andlogan_byrnes music. FOX Ct’s Logan Byrnes will host the event that begins at 6 p.m. and continues to midnight. For more information go here.

Also on Saturday at the Theater of the Performing Arts in Hartford, the Connecticut Institute for Community Development will host the annual Miss Puerto Rico of Greater Hartford Cultural Pageant. Contestants will vie for titles including “:Miss Little Puerto Rico,” “Miss Puerto Rico Pre-Teen” and “Miss Puerto Rico”  Besides the pageant, there will be food, music,and raffles. The event begins at noon. For more information go here.

Bonus Time With Mika In Hartford

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As you might  know there’s a  very special women’s conference coming up in Hartford on May 16, “know your Value” featuring celebs Gayle King and Mika Brzezinski at the Hartford Marriott Downtown.

Besides speakers, seminars, networking, lunch and such, Brzezinski is sweetening the pot by offering $18,000 in bonuses, if you can convince her you deserve it.

Those planning to participate should submit a video explaining why they deserve a bonus, $10,000 for the winner and $2,000 for runners-up.

The deadline for submissions is May 7th so get going. For more information go here.



‘Know Your Value’ Hartford Conference Panelists Announced

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Lisa color.2The Raben Group PortraitsLucy Danziger for SELF MagazineMore female star power is coming Hartford way in May as part of the first “Know Your Value” conference for women on May 16.

Joining the headliners, former CT newscasters-turned-celebrities Gayle King and Mika Brzezinski, will be a threesom  you may recognize.

They include Lucy Danziger, well-being life expert and former editor-in-chief of Condé Nast’s SELF magazine, Lisa Hughes, vice president and publisher of The New Yorker and Melody Barnes, CEO of Melody Barnes Solutions LLC, a domestic strategy firm, and former Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council.

Conference topics include “Lessons Learned,” “Leaning Back and Leaning In,” “At the Bargaining Table” and “Your Best Self,” addressing stress, health and sleep. The daylong program will be held at the Hartford Marriott Downtown.

The conference is being produced by Brzezinski and two well-known Connecticut media personalities, Duby McDowell, president of McDowell Jewett Communications and Diane Smith, president of Diane Smith Media.

For more information go here.

Brzezinski/King Coming To Hartford

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Layout 1When it comes to  on-air and beyond power, CSNBC  “Morning Joe” co-anchor Mika Brzezinski and CBS This Morning co-anchor Gayle King are heavyweights.

And the best part is they both have Hartford career roots.

The duo is coming to Hartford in May to share stories, support and success and failures at a new day-long conference expected to attract hundreds of the area’s most interesting and influential women.

Read more here.

Brzezinski and Smith Share A Weight Problem And A Solution

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dianemikaFormer CT anchor and tv personality, MSNBC’s  “Morning Joe” co-anchor Mika Brzezinski  and CT radio and tv personality Diane Smith met more than 18 years ago, developing a friendship that has grown and sustianed over the years.

But recently  the friendship was tested beyond most, and the results… a self-awareness epiphany, a renewed commitment to good health and a look at the obesity crisis in America and a bond that most best friends don’t share.

Read their story here.

Mika’s Sassy Shot, Fun or Not?

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For those who have been in Connecticut for a while, MSNBC’s Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski is still considered “ours” given her strong ties to the state. Brzezinski, who co-hosts the popular morning show with Joe Scarborough, was a popular former local tv anchor, still has a home here and  lends her celebrity to local causes. Her fans here have celebrated her success and climb up the ladder.

But her somewhat suggestive September Vanity Fair photo shot, part of a profile package on the show hosts, is still causing some discussion. It has been dubbed “erotic capital,” a commodity that apparently is questionably necessary for female broadcast journalists,  according to some. http://bit.ly/O6ZIok

What do you think?