Home Care Agency Moves to Suffield

BrightStar Care, whose motto is “A Higher Standard of Home Care,” has moved to Suffield. After a decade in Windsor Locks, Suffield resident Heidi Partain moved the franchise in December into new quarters in the Webster Bank building on North Main Street.

Edward Jones Ranks No. 2 in Best Places to Work in Connecticut

The Hartford Business Journal teamed up with the Best Companies Group of Harrisburg, Pa., to rank the state’s top 41 employers. Companies named Best Places to Work in Connecticut for 2020 were divided into 14 large companies and 27 small or medium companies by the number of people they employ in Connecticut.

Phyllis Stafford: a Master of Miniatures

I once thought about living in a dollhouse when as a child I curled up in a comfy armchair to read The Borrowers by Mary Norton. The “borrowers” were a tiny family, who would have loved the miniature rugs and tapestries designed by Phyllis Stafford, instead of the paper rugs and postage stamps which adorned their floors and walls.

Suffield Native Wins Gold in Hollywood

For one Suffield family, the first week in February was one they will never forget. On February 2, in London, native son Greg Butler, along with Guillaume Rocheron and Dominic Tuohy, won the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award for visual effects for their work on the WWI film 1917.

Brewery Update

Co-proprietor Eric Mance of the Broad Brook Brewing Company is pictured on February 9 at the nearly complete bar of the brewery’s brew pub on South Street, which he said would take only a few weeks to complete.

Old Friends Reunited at NEAM

After John Gloria retired from Hamilton Standard in 1999, he volunteered to work in the restoration crew at the New England Air Museum, where he encountered an old friend. It was a surprise reunion, one that probably hadn’t happened before at the museum.

Andrew Returns

As closing time approached and the crowd dwindled, Suzy and Jim Irwin had a chance to chat with Suffield’s popular cartoonist, Rick Stromoski, who offered his original art work at the SMS Christmas Boutique on December 12. Among other projects, Rick is now offering Andrew’s Journal, an online publication of “Special insights into a special little boy.” Remember Andrew in Soup2Nuts?