We use a lot of salt, along with sand, for de-icing our roads when the weather gets slippery, and this widespread use of salt has some serious environmental impacts. That’s why Suffield’s Highway Department is looking into a product called Ice Chip.
In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, January 29, a driver on Mountain Road dozed, ran his SUV off the road, and broke a utility pole just east of the entrance to Park View Glen, across from Suffield Middle School. He was injured and transported to a hospital.
Suffield’s new Valentine King and Queen smile to their subjects. Bill Brennan and Margaret Matuck won the draw and held their royal audience on February 9 following a generous mid-day dinner presented at the Senior Center by the Friends of Suffield and served by student volunteers to approximately 80 celebrants.
When a new building is constructed, it always seems to be a long wait after the exterior appears complete before the whole job is finished, and for two projects near the airport on South Street (Route 75) that has been the case. Now one of the buildings is actually in use, and construction on the other has resumed after a long period of inactivity.
Bay Path University Occupational Therapy students are back with a program designed just for us. This weekly series begins February 7 and will include exercise and strengthening groups focusing on balance and fall prevention while incorporating relaxation techniques and breathing strategies.
ByPete Leclerc, Donna Carney-Bastrzyki and Pam Cocca |
The summer, luckily, will be here before we know it and the Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications and interviewing for several key positions for the summer. Camp Directors, Camp Counselors, Junior Counselors, Certified Water Safety Instructors, Life Guards and Gate Attendant positions are available for qualified candidates.
Cupid’s arrows will fly for the 32nd year in a row, as the Friends of Suffield organization again hosts its popular Senior Valentine Social for local seniors. This year’s “sweet” event will feature a delicious lasagna dinner, with all the tasty trimmings – along with bingo, door prizes and the traditional crowning of the King and Queen.
Suffield seniors are invited to join the festivities on Saturday, February 9, from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Suffield Senior Center on Bridge Street.