Arthritis in cats

We often think of older dogs being arthritic and having stiff joints and tense muscles. Cats have the same problems but tend to hide their pain and suffering.

Humans of Granby

Steve RushinJournalist, Sportswriter; (Sports Illustrated), novelist2005 Sportswriter of the Year(National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association)Age: 51Tell about your career at Sports Illustrated… Steve Rushin photo by Rebecca Lobo I started working there about 30 years ago as a temporary fact checker. Then in 1991, while in my early 20s, I covered the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Minnesota. Over the years I have written up major league baseball, hockey and ten […]

Comforter project expands as 29 years of Quilt Happenings comes to an end

By Shirley MurthaFor 29 years, Ginny Wutka produced Quilt Happenings in summer, late fall and early spring at Lost Acres Orchard. The Happenings included a lecture on some aspect of quilting history, new and vintage quilts, kits and fabrics for sale, news of area quilt clubs and light refreshments from the Farm Kitchen. For the summer Happening, the kitchen made available an extensive buffet enjoyed by patrons sitting outdoors under the apple trees. Comforter Project quilts were delivered t […]

Foxfield F.A.R.M. donates to GCC toy drive

Foxfield F.A.R.M. donated a very cuddly bear to the Granby Chamber of Commerce December Toy Drive at the State Line office drop off site. Pictured L-R: Rose Stone, State Line Customer Service Rep and Susan Patricelli-Regan, President of Foxfield F.A.R.M. Equine Therapy for Veterans with PTSD foundation.  Tax-deductible donations may be made by mail or PayPal online at our website: […]

Humans of Granby

STEPHANIE DANTOSEnvironmental ComplianceAdministrator forUnited Technologies AerospaceRecent graduateVillanova UniversityAge: 24Tell about your job… I work for United Technologies. UTC has plants all over the world that build airplane and helicopter parts. My group is set in place to ensure that the parts and equipment they produce are done so with environmentally safe processes. Essentially, we determine that they are following the most up-to-date regulations.As an example, s […]

Honoring veterans

Photo by Holly Johnson Veterans, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and community members gathered at the Granby Public Library to honor all who served on Veterans Day. […]

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 […]

Humans of Granby

Lauren YargerTheater critic, playwrightand producerMember of Drama DeskOuter Critic’s Circle, NY and CTAge: 57Tell about your job…I cover Broadway and off-Broadway shows in New York City along with Connecticut professional theater. I write critiques for the Bushnell, Goodspeed, Westport Playhouse, Theater works, Hartford Stage and playhouses in New Haven. My busiest season is the spring, then summer and fall. Winter is quieter as often the venues are having seasonal productio […]

Newest Salmon Brook veterinarian glad to be back home

By Shirley MurthaSamantha Marquis McNamara knew she wanted to be a veterinarian from the tender age of six years. Not just a childhood dream, the aspiration lead her to a BS in Animal Science at the University of Connecticut after graduating from Granby Memorial High School in 2005. From the friendly confines of her home state, Sam was off to the University of Prince Edward Island, where she received her degree to practice general veterinary medicine. After taking a few additional specialty cour […]