West Hartford Business Buzz: October 3, 2022
I’ve finally given in to the reality of fall and have been wearing closed-toe shoes the past few days. I may have to break out the mittens for the half marathon next weekend because I do see a forecast for temps in the high 30s for Friday night.
Ted and I have had a season subscription to Playhouse on Park for many years, and saw “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” on Friday night. The story (based on Billie Holiday’s final concert) is intensely emotional, and Danielle Herbert’s portrayal of Billie Holiday is amazing. .
We were able to get back in time to attend a casual dinner at a friend’s house Saturday night, feasting on the fabulous pulled pork and baked beans prepared by St. James’s Episcopal Church Rector Bob Hooper. Both items were intended to be served at the church’s fall fest on Saturday evening, but that had been canceled earlier in the day due to the weather forecast.
Bob Hooper excelled in another important role on Sunday morning – leading the “Blessing of the Animals” in celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. It was mostly dogs who were brought to be blessed (one other animal was in a carrier but I’m not sure what it was), and they ranged in size from two adorable dachshunds to a handsome brindle mastiff that at age 6 months already weighed 105 pounds. There was a good bit of barking – surprisingly not from Millie who even behaved for her blessing. We know we are blessed to have her as part of our family.
My only meal purchased at a West Hartford restaurant was a poké bowl from Pokéworks on Tuesday. I could honestly eat a poké bowl almost every day and not get tired of it.
There were 45 positive cases COVID-19 in West Hartford over the past seven days (as of Saturday), and a positivity rate of 10.2%. The numbers have gone up and down a bit over the past few weeks, but over the past week have remained fairly steady in West Hartford as well as statewide. One day I hope to be able to delete this paragraph completely, but in the meantime, please continue to have patience since not everyone has the same level of comfort, continue to look out for each other, support our local businesses – and stay safe and healthy.
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