Bettina Hansen

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Archive for October 2009

Haunted house

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It’s that time of year….

boo

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October 31, 2009 at 12:29 am

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Arbor Acres

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My photo assignment explained this project so well, I figured I would just copy and paste:

“The town of Glastonbury owns the former Arbor Acres Farm, where modern chicken was invented. The town is demolishing the buildings to make more open space. Story is about this, and about the history of the farm and its owner, Henry Saglio, a poultry giant who died in 2003. Two-thirds of all chickens eaten in the USA were descended from Arbor Acres birds. No activity. We are looking for moody and evocative pictures of the old place — including a couple of large chicken coop buildings.”

textures

chained

ArborAcres02

cooped up

turn me on

these things are what you hang dead chickens on to cut them up

lady like

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October 26, 2009 at 11:08 pm

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Pumpkin patch

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Today was one of those days that is so beautiful, it makes you feel like every attempt to capture it is feeble and unworthy.

Halfinger farms in higganum

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October 23, 2009 at 1:24 am

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Rube and Nick

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My EAW story was to follow this man, Rube, who owns the oldest farm in Parksville, the little town our Blue Team was documenting. Parksville is a community in transition that is being bypassed by a major interstate project that is tearing up a lot of the land in the town and diverting traffic away from their already dying businesses. Rube is a native of the town of Liberty; Parksville is one of four or five of Liberty’s hamlets. Rube used to be the mayor of Liberty and now owns several of the farms in the area and takes it upon himself to do odd jobs and take care of people in the community who have no one else, like his neighbor Nick, pictured here, a man in his nineties with severe Alzheimers. His wife and daughter are more or less ‘city girls’ but he would prefer to live out the rest of his life in Parksville, working on his hobby farm and checking in on the neighbors that depend on him most. I’m going through these pictures slowly, as I catch up on rest from the past couple weeks and work on getting stuff all set in my new apartment in Hartford.

rube and nick

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October 21, 2009 at 2:12 pm

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Ice Dancing with the stars

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A couple of local ice dancing Olympians have started a program for inner-city kids in Hartford. It lasts the whole school year and these guys actually know the kids’ names unlike a lot of the publicity ‘Athletes Giving Back’ stories I’ve covered. Courant Slideshow

eugenia weaver

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October 20, 2009 at 1:49 pm

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Swine Flu Vaccine

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I have covered shot vaccines many times, and it’s just sad to see the kids get so upset. I know I don’t like anything puncturing my skin either. It was kind of funny today to see these kids all apprehensive about the nasal spray vaccine and then have this ‘that’s it?!?!’ reaction afterwards.

yikes

mommmmmmy

payoff

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October 15, 2009 at 11:56 pm

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Anti-violence graffiti mural

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At Channel 1 Gallery in New Haven. They are doing some awesome outreach work down there. I loved the hands involved in this.

bezerc

hands on

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October 15, 2009 at 11:45 pm

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