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My Sisters’ Place Celebrates Efforts At Gala

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sisters3There was lots to celebrate at My Sisters’ Place “Changing Lives Gala” at the Hartford Marriott Downtown Friday. The new Sue Ann Shay Apartments have opened providing 34 additional housing units in Hartford and there has been continued support for the non-profit that helps those in need of permanent housing and services.

“It has been a good year but there is more to do,” said executive director Diane Paige’Blondet about future plans that must be addressed. “We have already filled the new units and are looking to build another 131 units,” she said. “We know what the waiting list looks like and it tells us we need to build again.”


sisters2The “sisters” place party attracted a fair share of sisters and brothers including board vice president Rebecca Paolino, who, when her boyfriend couldn’t make the gala, took the next best thing to the dance, her brother Dante Paolino.

“I’m only her because he couldn’t make it,” laughed Dante about the brother/sister date.

sisters1Sisters Helena and Stephanie McCone also attended the gala together, traveling from Massachusetts for the fundraiser.

“I won tickets to the party,” said Helena McCone who invited her sister along. The two noted their mother was born in Hartford so they did have some connection to the city.

“And I researched My Sisters’ Place before coming down,” said Helena McCone. “It seems like a good organization that provides for a good cause, so we are glad to be here.”

Bare Faces, Baryshnikov, Suess, Sisters and Spring On Tap This Weekend

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calendar_clip_art-1.29213820_std[1] The thought of going without any make-up is a scary one for many women, but a gallery full of bold ladies have done just that .

“Revealed, Images of Women Who Bared to Make Change” opens tonight at 6 p.m.  at the Charter Oak Cultural Center. This exhibition, part of the March Girlcott campaign, presents the images of the women leaders from the Hartford area who have dared to bare it all, make-up wise  for the camera. Photographs of over thirty women leaders from the Greater Hartford community will be revealed without their make-up, as photographed by Nilofer Haider, Lena Stein and Nicolette Theriault. This exhibition is sponsored by Connecticut Humanities.

dr.seuss[1]If you notice a lot more reading than usual going on in schools Friday it’s because it is 2013 “Read Across America” week in the United States, and Friday is the day many, many schools are choosing to celebrate.

Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that
calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on or near March
2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. This year the theme is  “Grab Your Hat and Read with the Cat” and Java will be doing just that at the Northwest Village School on Friday! Can’t wait!

My Sisters’ Place, a non-profit that provides assistance to women and children in need, will  host the “Changing Lives Gala” on Friday March 1 at the Downtown Hartford Marriott Hartford. The celebration features dinner, dancing to the music of The Groove Junkies and fabulous live and silent auctions.

mbFriday is opening night at Hartford Stage production of  “The Man In A Case” starring Mikhail Baryshnikov. And that means a pre-party and opening night post-party to celebrate the show that is in Hartford until March 24.knoxheadermain_02[1]

Also on Friday night, “75* An Urban Greenhouse Party”  will be hosted by the Knox  Foundation from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Knox Greenhouse on Laurel Street. The tropical themed party will include food, dancing, auctions, music with proceeds  benefiting the environmental preservation organization.

stephanpFor those that are fans of the Courant comic strip “Pearls Before Swine” there’s a weekend treat in store for you . Creator Stephan Pastis has just written his first children’s book titled “Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made” and will be meeting fans and talking about this book Saturday March 2 at RJ Julia in Madison. Go to rjjulia.com for information. for an interview with Pastis go here.