After November 10 Recount
Jackie’s retiring. Not an idea I was ready to deal with when we got her resignation letter in October.
There will be something for everyone to see and enjoy
on the Suffield Garden Club’s Holiday House Tour, Saturday, December 7 from 3 to 7 pm. Museum houses open at 11.
Or should the headline be “Ffyler Place Project Nixed,” because the two projects are inextricably joined. But the November 6 tri-board Special Meeting of the Boards of Selectmen and Finance and the Permanent Building Committee discussed only the purchase of the existing warehouse/office building at 1160 South Street to become the highway garage. That would free the Ffyler Place property for developer Kevin Casey to build apartments there, which have already received several key approvals.
After November 10 Recount
You are not going to change the world from the holiday dinner table or party.
Captain James Canon, Jr. was welcomed into the Suffield Police Department several months ago (September Suffield Observer, Pg. 7), but it took a few weeks to get the paper work settled.
The following table has been adapted from data provided by the Suffield Police Department.
A careful reproduction of the 1869 Baker & Tilden Atlas map of Suffield has been pubished on fine, archival paper for sale by the 350th Committee. The map shows homes, schools, churches and businesses, along with owner’s names (not necessarily the residents).
Looking for Suffield themed gifts for the holidays? The 350th anniversary committee is selling logo sweat shirts and ball caps, a collectable ornament, and the Suffield 1869 map reproduction.
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.
Find information on Suffield’s upcoming 350th anniversary celebration featured prominently on the town’s new website. Go to SuffieldCT.gov and click on the 350th Celebration star to keep informed of upcoming events, programs and projects.
Paint a mini barn quilt at the A Stroke of Color gallery on Saturday, January 11, at 1 p.m. The gallery is in the Masonic lodge on Bridge Street, across from the Senior Center.
Several patterns are available. The program is open to both adults and young people.
Which club planted the original dogwoods on Main Street? a. The Woman’s Club b. The Suffield Beautification Committee
c. The Suffield Garden ClubDuring World War II, Bradley Field was the location for what?