When Jack Patterson was shagging flies for his First Church team in the Suffield Little League, his dream was like that of young boys everywhere – to be a baseball player when he grew up. Fast forward to June 2018 and Jack’s dream is coming true as he was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 32nd round of the MLB draft.
Not many folks can say that they have thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail (AT). Since its completion in 1936, only about 15,000 have completed the roughly 2,200-mile trail, which stretches through 14 states and runs from Mt. Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia.
Brains, beauty, and a fearless desire to be of service, Sandra Bixler has it all. The daughter of Richard and Linda Bixler was raised in Suffield along with her twin brother Steven, and is now a Principal Investigator at the Therapeutic Development Center, Molecular and Translational Sciences Division, at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID).
The Suffield Foundation for Excellent Schools will hold its first annual “Family Fun Day” on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Copper Hill Golf Club located at 20 Copper Hill Drive, East Granby. Spend one of the last few days before school starts enjoying activities geared to all ages.
Emily Sweeney is nothing if not resilient. After eight years on the World Cup circuit and two unsuccessful attempts to make the US Olympic luge team, the 24-year-old, who lists Suffield as her hometown, is about to realize her Olympic dream.
“No taxation without representation” was the rallying cry during the colonies’ struggle for independence. Thousands of citizens, and in particular soldiers, endured unimaginable hardships and risked their lives and fortunes for the right to self govern.
It occurred to us at the Observer that we didn’t know a lot about the work of a department critical to our town’s well being, so in an effort to remedy that, I sat with Chief Charles Flynn who patiently gave me facts, figures and answers to several questions about the Suffield Fire Department (SFD).