Polish Heritage Society News

A Christmas Szopka

In November, the Polish Heritage Society (PHS) enjoyed a fascinating presentation about the Christmas tradition of “szopka,” hand-made nativity scenes within a colorful castle. The presenter, Marek Czarnecki, annually guides the children in Hartford-area Catholic schools who build these structures using everyday household items such as paper towel rolls, boxes, foil, plastic bottles, and wrapping paper.

Vintage Fashion Accessories Shown

On December 7 and 8, come visit the King House Museum decked out in its Christmas finery for HolidayFest and showing an exhibit of vintage hats, bags and diverse other accessories which complemented the fashions of yesteryear.

Breakfast with Santa to Benefit Scout Project

Get into the Christmas spirit and help support a local cause. On December 22 from 8:30-11 a.m., Boy Scout Matthew Tini will be hosting a pancake breakfast at Father Ted Hall next to Sacred Heart Church on Mountain Road, and Santa is expected to be there as well.

National Speaker on Autism Coming to Suffield

How can Suffield understand and make room in our community for young adults on the Autism Spectrum? Find out December 3 at 6 p.m. as Partnering to Reach Aspirations (PTRA) invites Suffield residents and other interested individuals to sit in on our new Understanding Young Adults with Aspergers/ASD Speaker Series.

Rotary News

The Club distributed a brochure on substance abuse and resources, including opioids, to Suffield residents. It can be found in an insert in last month’s SO.

Loaves and Fishes Serves 100,000 Meals a Year

Enfield Loaves and Fishes serves 100 thousand meals every year and relies only on community support to continue operating. Enfield Loaves and Fishes, the town’s only soup kitchen, announced today that it is seeking donations from the community to continue its operations as 2019 draws to a close.

Phelps-Hatheway House to Host Teas

Please join the staff of the Phelps-Hatheway House and Garden for two delightful occasions sure to make your holidays bright! On Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8 at 11 a.m., the door to our historic Pine Room will open to welcome families to a Teddy Bear Tea.