New Observer Feature

The Observer’s newest feature appears here. In an earlier edition I had written that a friend suggested that our community would enjoy reading about the many people, either from or still residing in Suffield, who are making their mark in the world and have experienced success in their chosen field.

The Coming of the Reaper

Pedaling on Clay Creek Drive a week ago, along the field, I caught a flash of yellow in the corner of my eye and turned to see a bobolink perched on a stalk in full-throated glory. He’s jet black with white shoulders and back, and a brilliant yellow cap.

Memorial Day Observed

The threatened rain postponed itself and the temperature was comfortably cool, so conditions during Suffield’s Memorial Day observance on May 28 were fine for the customary short parade up Mountain Road and traditional ceremony on Veteran’s Park.

Bixler Picnic – A Huge Success!

Dear Friends of Stephen,

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone that has made the Annual CPL Stephen R. Bixler Picnic another huge success this year. Although we were plagued with rain and cold winds all day, that didn’t stop anyone from coming to honor and remember Stephen.

Solar Farm Unveiled

Located at Kevin Sullivan’s farm at 1005 North Street, the project was developed, built, financed and is currently owned by Lodestar Energy.

Food For Thought

National Ice Cream Month – July

“Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.”

– Jim Fiebig

“I go running when I have to. When the ice cream truck is doing sixty.”

– Wendy Liebman

“I think the serving size of ice cream is when you hear the spoon hit the bottom of the container.”

– Brian Regan

National Picnic Month – July

“We hope that when insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.”

– Bill Vaughan

“Among the delights of summer were picnics to the woods.”

– Georg Brandes

“A couple went for a picnic.

July/August Commission Meetings

350th Anniversary Committee

Mon., July 23, & August 27

7 p.m., Town Hall

Conservation Commission

Tue., July 24 & August 28

7 p.m.,  Town Hall

Education, Board of

Mon., August 6

6 p.m.,

Middle School

Dept. of Emergency Management and Homeland Security

Wed., July 18

8 a.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, SVAA 205 Bridge Street

Fire Commission

Tues., July 10 & August 14

7 p.m.

Ratley Road Station

Housing Authority

Tue., July 10

6:30 p.m.

Maple Court Rec Room

Parks & Rec

Wed., July 11 & August 8

7 p.m., Town Hall LL

Permanent Building Commission

Thurs., July 5 & 19,

August 2 & 16

7 p.m.

230C Mountain Rd.

Firemen’s 5K Race Report

Great weather and the tradition of the event brought out an impressive bunch of athletes and exercisers to what is now the Suffield Firemen’s Association Paul Simison Memorial Run, honoring the memorable and admirable man who started this race, now in its twentieth year.

Calling All Volunteers – 350th Anniversary Needs You!

The town of Suffield will celebrate its 350th Anniversary on Monday, October 12, 2020, and people have lots of ideas for making it an amazing anniversary year! The challenge is that at this point they are ideas, and not actual plans.

First Church Prayer Request Box

First Church of Christ Congregational, 81 High Street, Suffield, has placed a “Community Prayer Requests” box on the front of their church for those in the Suffield and surrounding communities who need the prayerful support of others.

Volunteers Needed!

On Monday, August 27 the Friends of KML will be moving approximately 30,000 books from Windsor Marketing warehouse to Sacred Heart Church’s Father Ted Hall. We need help, both teens and adults, who can load and unload books on both the warehouse and church ends.