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.

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.

Eagle Scout Pinned

Home from college for Thanksgiving last November, new Eagle Scout Evan Cashman had his official ceremony in Boy Scout Troop 260 and received his Eagle credentials. After graduating from Suffield High School last spring, Evan is now in his first year at Savannah College of Art and Design, where he is majoring in film.

Planting for the Future

The Suffield Tree Committee has the pleasure and responsibility to follow the directives of two special Funds. The first was left in memory of Helena Bailey Spencer, in care of the Town to be administered by a committee of the First Selectman, Town Treasurer and the President of the Suffield Garden Club.


In the Observer’s March issue, two of the four birds pictured with Abby Wolcott’s article on Page 35 were misidentified by our near-sighted caption writer, and one was inadequately identified. According to the photographer, to whom we defer, they are, clockwise from the upper left: Goldfinch, Downy Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadee, and White-throated Sparrow.