Hunger Has No Season

The Enfield Loaves and Fishes and its directors, volunteers and guests would like to thank all the EL&F gardeners who help plant, nurture, and deliver vegetables to the Soup Kitchen. Many generous people from both Enfield and surrounding communities have made a wonderful contribution by helping provide food for those who have so little.

Suffield Community Aid

Did you know that the money that is raised through the Salvation Army Kettle Drive stays in Suffield to support various programs for persons in need? The kettle will be at the Subway/Dunkin Donut plaza on Mountain Road several weekend days in December.

Library Showcases Springfield Artist

The Suffield Arts Council will feature the work of Joseph Lanier, an award-winning artist from Springfield, in the Pinney Gallery of Suffield’s Kent Memorial Library, still operating in their temporary home at 61 Ffyler Place in Suffield. A self-taught artist, Joe is a member of the Tobacco Valley Artists Association.

Local Project Provides Pet Shelters

Local resident Susan Panaccasio created Project Pet Houses from an idea she had three years ago. The non-profit operation provides free houses for dogs (and feral cats, who otherwise live outside most of their lives).

Winterfest and the Tunnel of Lights

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2018 and the Tunnel of Lights beginning Friday, November 23. Winterfest will be open from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve.

Observer Owls Perch in Tree for SGC Gala

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.)

SGC Meeting

The Suffield Garden Club will hold a monthly meeting on Monday, December 3, at 11:45 a.m. at the Second Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall. Coffee, tea, a light lunch and a short business meeting will be followed by a guest speaker at 1 p.m.

Our guest speaker, Susie Hanna of the Daisy Stone Studio in the Berkshires, studied floral design at the famous New York Botanical Gardens.


 In the Observer’s November issue, an editorial on Page 2 misstated the amount of land in Suffield that has been preserved from development. (The “237,000+ acres” stated would be almost ten times the area of the town.) In the Town administration’s presentation to the October 10 Town Meeting, the amount preserved by the Town was listed as 1,373 acres, about five percent of the town’s total area.

SGC Receives Grant

The Suffield Garden Club announced the receipt of a grant from the Fred and Astrid Hanzalek Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The good news was shared at the club’s November meeting held at the Suffield High School with students in the Agriscience Program.