SFES Seeks Nominations for Hall of Honor

Since colonial times our quintessential New England town has produced sons and daughters who have distinguished themselves beyond the town’s boundaries. In more recent times, as part of its mission to promote excellence in the Suffield Public Schools and pride in the town, the Suffield Foundation for Excellent Schools (SFES) is soliciting nominations for the Suffield High School Hall of Honor.

Suffield’s Pride: Jenny Sansom Ney

In her 42 years teaching music at Suffield Middle School, Linda Seabury knows a good prospect when she sees one and she saw one in Jenny Sansom: “At 10 years old I knew she had it as a musician; she had beautiful pitch and an incredible dedication to becoming better.”

Response to Selectman’s Criticism

As a volunteer and occasional coeditor at the Observer, I take exception to certain comments in First Selectman Melissa Mack’s column about the paper. In a discussion with Suffield Middle School students about her job, she chose to take a cheap shot at the Observer due to her distress over an article written about the Suffield Police Department.

SFES Gala Rocked!

The Suffield Foundation for Excellent Schools hosted Fire and Ice, a rollicking fundraiser on Saturday, March 23, at the Sheraton Hotel at Bradley. With WMAS radio personality Chris Kellogg doubling as both disc jockey and auctioneer, the party goers danced the night away after getting down to the business of raising $35,000 for the Suffield Public Schools.

Brynn Scozzari – Suffield’s Pride

If what Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle said is true that, “Music is well said to be the speech of angels”, then Suffield native/ coloratura soprano Brynn Scozzari is talking in good company. Brynn, a 2007 SHS graduate, attended Roanoke College in Virginia, took voice lessons and majored in vocal performance, graduating with a BFA in music and voice.

Pentimento Brings Beauty to Inaugural Ball

Being a floral designer is not all a bed of roses. Just ask sisters Tamara Pezzente and Paula Gallo, owners of Pentimento, a Suffield floral design company, who are regularly up before the crack of dawn to get to the 5 a.m. opening of the Boston flower exchange.

Don’t Miss Fire and Ice!

Preparations for the Suffield Foundation for Excellent Schools (SFES) dinner dance auction gala to be held on Saturday, March 23, beginning at 6:00 pm are well under way and you can be part of the fun! This year’s theme is Fire and Ice and with lighting from Dave Camera’s Shoreline AV, a platinum sponsor, the ballroom at the Sheraton at Bradley promises to be magical.

Jack Patterson, Suffield’s Pride

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.

Suffield Pride – Austin Borg

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.