Florence Egan: A Spectator to History

In May 1937, Florence Egan and her Bridge Street School classmates marveled at the Hindenburg dirigible when it flew over Suffield on its fateful voyage to Lakehurst, New Jersey, where it burst into flames. “It was so close, we felt we could touch it.”

SVAA: They Are Here for Us

The COVID-19 virus is pushing many volunteer ambulances to the brink: some have ceased operations because of lack of funds and volunteers. Fortunately for our town, the Suffield Volunteer Ambulance Service is financially healthy with plenty of supplies and volunteers.

Suffield Trivia

The King House has an extensive collection of Suffield postcards donated by Lester Smith. American postcards were first in print around 1873. The “Golden Age of American postcards” peaked in 1910 but ended by 1915, although postcards are still sent from vacation destinations. Postcards were, at first, mostly printed by

Brittani Burke Does It Again

In the October issue of the Observer, I wrote that Brittani Burke, a June graduate of the Suffield Agriscience program, had won two awards. Now she has won a third award, the prestigious Eastern Regional Star Farmer Award, which represents an area from Maine to West Virginia.