Babb’s Beach and Park Opening

Babb’s Beach & Park will be opening this month for the second season. This gem of a park is located on Congamond Lake in West Suffield.

Cocktails in the Hatheway Garden

Join us to celebrate summer, local food and Connecticut history at the Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden! On Friday, June 15, from 6 to 9 p.m., savor farm-to-table offerings by The Federal, wine, and signature cocktails at Connecticut Landmarks’ signature summer event Cocktails in the Hatheway Garden.

SWC Donation Preserves Garments

The Suffield Woman’s Club (SWC) proudly presented the Suffield Historical Society with a $7,200 donation to preserve the garments in the attic at the King House Museum. The SWC first learned about these garments from Pam Baldini, who did a presentation at a Club meeting last year.

NEAM Activities

Open Cockpit Day

The New England Air Museum will hold an Open Cockpit Day on Father’s Day, Sunday June 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Helicopter Day

On Saturday, June 23, NEAM will feature many of the helicopters in its extensive collection. For the first time, the museum will display over 20 helicopters and equipment.

Family of Doctors

From her apartment at Suffield by the River, Odette Makari looks toward the garden where a handcrafted tile reads, “In loving memory of Jack Makari.” Odette’s late husband died in May 2013. The tile was made by Celia Moffie’s daughter, Hannah Donnelly.

Senior Center News

Beginning in April, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services began sending new Medicare cards to beneficiaries. The new cards are being sent to decrease Medicare beneficiaries’ vulnerability to identity theft by removing the Social Security-based number from Medicare identification cards and replacing it with a new unique Medicare Number.

Friends of Suffield Awards Grants

Local community service got “a shot in the arm” on May 8 at the Suffield Senior Center when the Friends of Suffield presented several local organizations with grants to fund their activities in 2018. Representatives from groups across town—ranging from Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts to the Crossroads Food Pantry and Emergency Aid Association—took part in a brief awards ceremony to accept their checks and pose for a photo.