Breakthrough Magnet School, in Hartford held a Global Citizenship Arts Collaborative, Friday, in which students and teachers spent the day with Senegalese musicians and poets to learn their culture and music. At the end of the day, the school was treated to a performance by those artists, which included and invited to perform with them. The artists were brought in by the non-profit group, Arts Are Essential, out of Acton, Mass., whose goal is to give American students a first hand experience with other cultures. The schools principal, Julie Goldstein, said “Our motto is that we are a “Global School for Students of Character.” The purpose of the day was to provide our diverse student community with an authentic cultural awareness-expanding experience that enhances our understanding of humanity through the arts.”
- Playing follow the leader, members of the Berkshire League ski teams learn the slalom course set up on the Gunbarrel slope at Ski Sundown Wednesday afternoon. The Birkshire Ski League are private high schools from western Connecticut. MICHAEL McANDREWS | email@example.com
- Friends Jacob Desilets, 18, left, and Collin Robertson, 17, play a friendly game with hockey sticks and a puck while skating at Charter Oak Park in Manchester Monday after school. Desilets, a senior, and Robertson, a junior attend Manchester High School. MICHAEL McANDREWS | firstname.lastname@example.org
- "It's all in the steering," says Nosson Rich who toboggans down the popular sledding hill at Elizabeth Park in Hartford on Monday afternoon with his sons Menachen Rich, 6, and Avraham, 2, (obcured by Menachen. Rich says he shoveled snow for four hours yesterday at their home in Teaneck, New Jersey before driving to Connecticut to visit family. PATRICK RAYCRAFT | email@example.com
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- Renata Wawszkiewicz, of Bristol, shows her daughter, Olivia, 2, a shell she found on the beach while holding Olivia's little sister, Kamila, 7 months, at Hammonasset Beach State Park Wednesday. The Wawszkiewiczes stopped at the beach to get some fresh air after going to a doctors appointment nearby. "I've been coming here since I was a kid and we camp here every summer," said Wawszkiewicz. "I just love the beach." CLOE POISSONfirstname.lastname@example.org