Project Linus

Cubs from Den 4 of Cub Scout Pack 266 show the no-sew blankets they made to donate to Project Linus, a non-charity organization that provides blankets to children in need due to traumas or medical illness.

Local Prevention Council

Prevention: (Noun); the action of stopping something from happening or arising. This is what the Suffield Local Prevention Council (SLPC) is all about.

$1,000 Scholarships Still Available

The Observer is looking for worthy high school students interested in a $1,000 college scholarship. The Sam Fuller and Robert Warren one-year scholarships are for full-time students residing in Suffield and attending a four-year college in the fall.

April Vacation at New England Air Museum

Celebrate the arrival of spring with two weeks of school vacation programming. Explore three giant exhibit hangars filled with over sixty historic aircraft, plus:

Hands-on Build & Fly Challenges

Interactive Flight Science Demonstrations

Open Cockpit Experiences in historic aircraft

Computerized Flight Simulators

In addition, the following special events are scheduled:

Monday April 9: Balsa Wood Airplane Workshop 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Build and fly a balsa wood model airplane.

Mother’s Day Tea at Phelps-Hatheway

Welcome spring in all its glory with the annual Mother’s Day Tea on Sunday, May 13 at 2 p.m. at the Phelps-Hatheway House! Each year, our costumed staff welcomes guests to our historic house for a splendid repast of tea sandwiches, scones with homemade lemon curd and jam, quiche, fresh fruit, a seasonal cake, and many pots of tea to lift the spirits and usher in the spring.

Earth Day at Hilltop Farm

The Girl Scouts of Suffield will be hosting an Earth Day celebration at Hilltop Farm on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Girl Scouts and FOFAH invite families to three separate STEM based activities. Participants can come build, color, and fly their own kite.

WSVIA Tag Sale

The West Suffield Village Improvement Assocation will hold its annual tag sale at Academy Hall (1499 Mountain Road) on Saturday, April 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations will be accepted the mornings of April 5 and 6 from 8 a.m. to noon. We are happy to accept any items except clothing.

Library Features Art and Photo Exhibits

Suffield’s own award-winning artist and illustrator Laurie Tavino will be presenting a display of her work in the Kent Memorial Library’s temporary home at 61 Ffyler Place during the month of April. Also on display during April will be photographs by Suffield residents or students submitted as entries in the “Lester Smith Photography Contest.”

Ms. Tavino is a graduate of Arizona State University, a member of the West Hartford Art League, River Valley Illustrators, Tobacco Valley Artists Association, Friends of the Farm at Hilltop, The Suffield Historical Society, Enfield Historical Society, and Mount Carmel Women’s Auxiliary.