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.)
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.
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.
Did you notice the “Christmas in Suffield” insert that went out in the November issue of The Suffield Observer? An insert is a great way for an organization to reach out to the 6,900 households in Suffield and West Suffield that receive The Observer.
In a three-year program started in September, the Suffield Garden Club is creating attractive gardens in two little no-ceiling spaces, or atriums, within Spaulding School and a third out by the playground. The work is being supported by a memorial donation from the family of Garden Club member Priscilla Wabrek, who died in 2015.
On Saturday, September 29, twenty volunteers combed the Connecticut River bank, the Windsor Locks Canal trail and the surrounding area for litter and other unsightly rubbish. Half the group were members of the Suffield High School Interact club.
Three Performances Only: Keep The Home Fires Burning by Charles E. Bright. An ensemble of 16 talented local thespians from Massachusetts and Connecticut are gathering to create a Merry Old-Fashioned Melodrama with Songs of the Season on December 7 and 8 at 8 pm, and December 9 at 2 p.m. at Mapleton Hall.
The Suffield Polish Heritage Society welcomes anyone in Suffield and the surrounding area who is interested in learning about the Polish Culture and keeping it alive. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month from September through June at 10 a.m. Watch for announcements about meetings and other items of interest to Polish Americans on the Facebook group “Suffield Polish Heritage Society.”
The meeting on December 5 will be held at the Suffield Ambulance Center (205 Bridge Street.) With the help of the Felician Sisters from Enfield, we will sing Polish Christmas carols, Kolędy.