West Suffield Congregational Church

West Suffield Congregational Church will be participating in Suffield on the Green, a long standing tradition for this church. This year the 275th Anniversary Committee will have a display at Suffield on the Green on Sept 8th and 9th.

Fall Tag & Bake Sale

Saturday, September 22, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Copper Hill United Methodist Church
27 Copper Hill Road, East Granby
Baked goods, “Treasures”
Come early for best selection. Donation drop off
Saturday, September 15, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Call Susan at 860-668-1031 for more information

Vendors Wanted

We are seeking Vendors for our Christmas Bazaar held at Sacred Heart Church, 446 Mountain Road, Suffield, CT to be held on Saturday, November 3rd from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds go to the Sacred Heart Women’s Guild Scholarship Fund. For details call Elizabeth at 860-668-4246 or email sheart.church@sbcglobal.net. 

School Lore

When Suffield’s economy was primarily agricultural and the top crop was tobacco, there were occasional years when Suffield schools did not open until tobacco was harvested. Children in tobacco-growing families and neighborhoods participated in the harvesting.

Old Church Saved

The cherished old building really was in danger of collapse. Glenn Neilson, an experienced construction manager and the member responsible for the care of the First Baptist Church up on Hasting’s Hill at the end of Russell Avenue, had seen some pieces of the ceiling on the floor of the sanctuary and realized there was a problem.

Library Project Nears Completion

Two months ago it seemed that signing the PCB abatement contract was imminent, but at the Observer’s current mid-month deadline, the contract had been signed only by AAIS, the contractor. It was soon signed for the Town.

100 Years Ago in Suffield

Selected from the pages of the Windsor Locks Journal and lightly annotated by Town Historian Lester Smith.  September 6

A new laundry is being established at the Suffield School and electric washing machines and mangles have been installed.

An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe

The Suffield Historical Society will meet on Wednesday, September 19 at 7 p.m. at the Suffield Senior Center. 

Guest speaker, Campbell Harmon, will perform in character The Tell-Tale Heart and The Raven. 

He will also talk about Edgar Allen Poe’s life and the profound influences his work had on American literature. 

Join us to learn about Poe’s life. Come and be enthralled!


Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote, “The only good Indian is a dead Indian” and other unpalatably racist comments. For this, the American Library Association dropped her name from their children’s award, which was begun in 1954.


In the Observer’s July-August issue, the knowledgeable enthusiast who was to lead the baseball trivia contest on August 9 was misidentified. He was Karl Cicitto, not Karl Cicotte.