The History of Daylight Saving Time and how it began

By John R. NiebSetting the clocks ahead one hour in spring begins Daylight Saving Time for the year. The change from standard time during the summer months, and back one hour to Standard Time in the fall takes better advantage of natural daylight. Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and ends at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in November. When people set their clocks ahead one hour, they lose an hour of sleep, but gain an hour of sleep when they set their clocks back o […]

8 East Granby Road

The center hall house at 8 East Granby Road was probably built about the same time as the neighboring houses (4 East Granby Road and 2 Park Place were both built in 1805). It was a Federal style when new, but many changes and alterations through the years caused people to think it was a Victorian structure.A lot of 9.5 acres was sold by Heamon Holcomb to Andrew D. Hillyer in 1804 for $161. 14. It was located “a little east of the head of Salmon Brook Street.” No house was mentioned i […]

Local therapist pens guide for effective living

The celebration of the publication of Heather A. Lagace’s latest book, I Am in My Life for Keeps: A Course in Thriving will be held at F.H. Cossitt Library on Friday, Nov. 17, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  A licensed professional counselor and an adjunct professor at both the University of Hartford and the University of Connecticut, Lagace has written a book that offers practical suggestions for ways to reflect on our lives and inspiring ideas for creating the conditions for mak […]

​GLT Art Talk: Learn about the artistic process

Join us on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 7-9 p.m., for a fun, casual and free event, where we will discuss a number of the works of art that are part of this year’s Granby Land Trust Juried Art Show, Celebrating New England’s Natural Beauty. Complimentary light refreshments will be served and Lost Acres Vineyard wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle.Artists Laura Eden and Bill Simpson will lead an interactive discussion with a number of artists who are in the show, givi […]

Camera Club

The Granby Camera Club will meet on Monday, Nov. 6, at the Granby Senior Center at 7 p.m. The meeting topic will be Painting with Light. The scavenger hunt words are: ablaze, polygon and favorite. To learn more about the club, please visit […]

Our Town set for Nov. 3-5 at GMHS

By Kate HosackGranby Memorial High School announces its fall play, Our Town by Thornton Wilder, Nov. 3-5, in the school’s auditorium. The play is directed by Nikki Currie-Huggard. The students have thrown themselves wholeheartedly into this influential and introspective work that reflects on the gravity of simple everyday life. The play follows the lives of ordinary citizens in Grover’s Corners, N.H.  Twelve years worth of ups and downs, stagnation and change. The whole story (w […]

Granby’s support of agriculture ranks high in state

By Shirley MurthaRepresenting Granby’s Agricultural Commission, chairman Michelle Niedermeyer distributed copies of the Planning for Agriculture publication assembled jointly by the American Farmland Trust and the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities to the Board of Selectmen at its October 2 meeting. Acknowledging the important contributions farming makes to many state communities in terms of quality of life, economy, preservation of land and leveraging federal and state grants, the a […]

Get outside and enjoy the fall festivities

By Rachel HennessyRecently the days have been getting darker earlier, the nights are becoming colder, and the leaves are turning into brilliant shades of rust and amber. After months of humid and heavy air, fall has finally arrived in Granby. For many, fall is their favorite season because it is the perfect temperature for bringing out sweaters and scarves. Heading further into the season, here are some fall festivities you can try with your family. The lawn at South Congregational Chur […]

Buy your Cookies by the Pound Dec. 9 at South Church

By Carole BernardAs the busy holiday season looms, a timesaver is as welcome as a foot massage after a day at the mall. The little elves at South Church are busy and can help you cross cookies off your to-do list!At the annual Cookies by the Pound sale this year, you can satisfy your sweet tooth, be prepared with a short-notice hostess gift, or simply provide a baked-from-scratch dessert for the family. A wide variety of sweets will be available, from crunchy to soft, with or without nuts, as we […]

Thoughts on cycling

By Eric LukingbealJust how hard would it be to make bicycle commuting practical for the ring of suburbs around our major cities? Drivers’ negative or even hostile attitudes toward cyclists is, in my book, a large reason why it isn’t more popular.For 40 years, I worked in downtown Hartford about 20 miles from my home in Granby. Cycling was—and still is—my chosen form of daily exercise. I probably average 5,000 miles per year on country roads, but I tried commuting to work […]