Zach McCulloch, 22, of Bloomfield walks a slackline between two trees Tuesday afternoon at Hartford’s Elizabeth Park. He said that he was introduced to the sport, which he explained is popular on the west coast and in Brazil, by a friend last summer. “We’re always out here,” he said. The two inch wide line he was walking Tuesday was stretched between two trees for a distance of about 60 feet. Slacklining has been compared to being on a skinny trampoline, with enough slack to bounce and do tricks. McCulloch put a tarp between the line and the tree trunks in order to protect both the bark and the slackline, he said. He got up on the line by sitting on it and bouncing up and down until he had the height and rhythym going to leap into the air and land gently upon the line.
- "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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Some awesome art off the wire from the East Coast blizzard Saturday. Here are 5 of my Faves:
- 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 POISSONemail@example.com
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