With their parents and coaches beaming in support, three of Suffield High’s top athletes are pictured as they sign their commitments to play in college. From the left: McKenzie Sullivan, heading for soccer at Bentley; Sophie Lupone, ice hockey at Sacred Heart; and Anna Casinghino, field hockey at UConn. All three were stars in league-winning teams. Standing at the rear are six parents and three coaches: Dan and Michelle Sullivan, ice hockey coach Joe Gozzi, Tracy and Joe Lupone, and Heather and Brian Casinghino. Dan Sullivan and Heather Casinghino play double roles as both parent and coach.
If you ask James Thomson, owner of NFP Sports, why he moved his business from Manchester to Suffield, he’ll tell you that he wants to plant roots and support the local community. He has a vested interest – James, his wife, and three sons live in West Suffield.
Students of the Suffield Music Department participated in the annual North Central Connecticut Conference (NCCC) Music Festival in November. Select musicians from the NCCC schools rehearsed for two days as a large chorus and band with guest conductor.
“You’ve Got Friends,” the Friends of Suffield scarecrow exhibit in the Town’s Scare-It-Up Suffield event, held on October 20 at the Suffield Senior Center, won first prize in the “Spirit of Suffield” category.
Observer Managing Editor Ann Kannen and her daughter Kelly Manning prepared a Christmas tree for the Suffield Garden Club’s Christmas Tree Gala at the Senior Center, December 1-15 (see Page 35), but it spent a few days brightening the newspaper’s office. The pages on the wall in this mid-November photo are that month’s issue. (The office seldom looks this neat.)