Suffield Ambulance Award Recipients

On Saturday, April 7, the Suffield Volunteer Ambulance Association recognized their annual award winners for 2017-2018 at a dinner at Crestview Country Club. The following are this year’s award recipients.

Food For Thought

National Weather Observer’s Day – May 4

“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”

– John Ruskin

“Tut, Tut, looks like rain”

– A.A. Milne

“It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.”

– Dave Barry

“I say it’s so hot, the hens are picking up worms with potholders.”

– Julie Trotter

“Don’t knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while.”

– Kin Hubbard

“The weather is like the government, always in the wrong.”

– Jerome K. Jerome

“A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.”

– Marcel Proust

Cinco de Mayo – May 5

“Cinco de Mayo has come to represent a celebration of the contributions that Mexican Americans and all Hispanics have made to America…Latinos have fought in all of America’s wars, beginning with the Revolutionary War.

First Selectman’s Update

I had the pleasure of a tour of Kent Memorial Library recently and I left feeling so excited about the changes taking place that I wanted to share some of the highlights. Clearly every resident is anxious for the long-awaited reopening given the ongoing environmental saga the town’s endured.

Free Electronics Recycling

The Town of Suffield would like to remind residents that they may, free of charge, bring their unwanted electronics to the Suffield Landfill, 2715 Mountain Road. Hours are: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Accepted materials include, but are not limited to: computers, laptops, iPods/PDAs, printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, monitors, TVs, cell phones, tablets, ebooks, video games, game consoles, VCR/DVD players, cameras and stereo equipment, remotes, keyboards, computer mice, modems, microwave ovens, and small appliances.

Suffield’s Best

At a recent Rotary meeting I was listening to the achievements already accomplished by our SHS Student of the Month. It left me with confidence that the young lady would proceed to accomplish “big things” in life.

Mental Health First Aid Training Completed

On March 29, the Wheeler Clinic completed a second session of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training to Suffield Police and first responders from the region. A previous training session had occurred on March 6.