47th annual road race is May 5

The 2018 Granby Road Race, presented by Murphy, Laudati, Kiel and Rattigan, LLC Attorneys at Law, celebrates its 47th year on Saturday, May 5, at 8:30 a.m. at Granby Memorial Middle School. Eight years ago, the Granby Road Race merged with the Farmington Valley YMCA as the organization’s premier fundraising event in memory of David Schupp, Jr.

The Granby Road Race offers both 5K and 10K races that are run on a combination of road and trails.

Seth and Lucy Holcombe Preserve to open June 3

Granby Land Trust volunteers have been hard at work readying the GLT’s new Seth and Lucy Holcombe Preserve for its official opening to the public on Connecticut Trails Day (June 3). The 154-acre property was bequeathed to the GLT by Seth and Lucy Holcombe, two loyal and generous friends of the Land Trust who shared a love of nature, a passion for outdoor recreation and a commitment to land preservation.

Parks & Recreation

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Open 24/7 at www.GranbyRec.com for program registration. Telephone: 860-653-8947

Website: www.GranbyRec.com Accepting MasterCard/Visa/Discover.

Browse & Borrow

Granby Public Library
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cossitt Public Library
Tuesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., and 3 – 8 p.m.

Saturday: 12 – 5 p.m.

Find Us Online 

Town of Granby (www.granby-ct.gov); use links to join us on Facebook and Pinterest. Closings

Both libraries will be closed on Saturday, May 26 and Monday, May 28.

Have Zebco, will travel

I fish a lot, sometimes alone, sometimes with my kids or friends. Sometimes in local bass tournaments, I’ve traveled great distances to fish, working to fulfill my dream of fishing in every state with my son.

Hands-on maple sugar demo

About 25 people turned out at the Emery Farm Sugar House on March 18 for a hands-on demonstration of how maple syrup is made. Granby Land Trust Board Member Dave Emery taught his visitors, many of whom were fewer than three feet tall, about the process of sugaring, from sap collection, to boiling, to the filtering and bottling of the finished product. Everyone was invited to taste some Emery Farm maple syrup—served, deliciously, over snow!

GLT hosts annual spring migration bird walks

Join us for a Land Trust tradition, our Spring Bird Walks led by Land Trust members and expert birders John Weeks and Christine Chinni. These walks, on the mornings of May 12 and 13, will take place on Jamie Gamble’s beautiful North Granby property located at 253 Loomis Street (almost to the Massachusetts line.

Two opportunities to explore new GLT property

When Lucy Holcombe passed away in January of 2016, she left her beloved, 150-acre property on Silver Street in North Granby, to the Granby Land Trust. Lucy and her husband, Seth, were longtime, loyal and generous GLT supporters and friends.