Spring’s Journey

The wind blows and there’s a talk of more snow. I ask myself, “When will spring ever come?”
Then I remind myself that the days have lengthened, the sun is stronger, and soon purple, white, and yellow crocuses will be appearingeven if through a covering of snow.

Fiddler on the Roof at GMHS March 16-18

Granby High School Performing Arts is excited to announce the spring musical, Fiddler On The Roof, in cooperation with Music Theater International. Fiddler On The Roof tells the life-affirming story of Tevye, a poor milkman whose love, pride and faith help him face the oppression of turn-of-the century czarist Russia.

Support Marquis and enjoy an evening out

Known for its performances in parades locally as well as across the northeast, this August the Marquis will embark on an international trip to Scotland. This experience will allow the members of the corps to continue to learn about music, history and culture while sharing their award-winning talents internationally from multiple opportunities to jam with Scottish musical reenactment groups, to having the honor of performing at the International Fringe Festival while in Edinburgh.  They will learn about Scottish culture, including musical traditions, historical foundations, and modern lifestyle as well as perform with musicians from around the world.

Making a life out of glass

If you have been to any of the Granby Artist Association arts and crafts shows during the holiday season or enjoyed visiting the artists’ studios on Open Studio Day in the fall, you have probably noticed the exquisite glasswork done by Silver Street Glass. Pieces of all different sizes, textures and colors capture the eye: wall hangings, paperweights, jewelry, Christmas tree ornaments, vases, bowls, to name a few.

Visitors to Granby Public Library impressed by art display

Visitors to the Granby Public Library during the month of February were treated to a special display of paintings compliments of the Painting Study Group — a collection of local artists who meet monthly to discuss techniques, methodology and materials, and to also critique each other’s works. The idea for the showcase came from Pam Jones, who spoke to head librarian Kelly Marscycki for a Valentine’s exhibit, For the Love of Art.

“For the Love of Art” Exhibit at Granby Public Library

Ten local artists who form the Painting Study Group, will be exhibiting oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastel paintings from Feb. 1 through 28 in the library’s main reading room during regular library hours. Members include Carole Day, Dorothy Dumond, Carole Hartwell, Pam Jones, Suzanne Roz Magoon, Sally Sargent Markey, Rosemarie Mendes, Frances Miller, Marian Rowles and John Walker. The Painting Study Group was formed in 2011 by a group of like-minded painters. The group meets r […]

GMHS spring musical is Fiddler on the Roof, March 16-18

Granby Memorial High School Performing Arts is excited to announce the spring musical, Fiddler On The Roof, in cooperation with Music Theater International.Fiddler On The Roof tells the life-affirming story of Tevye, a poor milkman whose love, pride and faith help him face the oppression of turn-of-the-century czarist Russia. With music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, it is set in the Pale of Settlement&nb […]

Plight of New England dairy farms examined

Granby Land Trust, Simsbury Land Trust and Friends of Holcomb Farm host documentary screening Forgotten Farms, a documentary about New England dairy farms, will be shown Sunday, March 11, at 2 p.m. in the Simsbury Public Library Lower Level Program Room. The screening will be followed by a question and answer period led by the filmmakers Sarah Gardner and Dave Simonds, along with area dairy farmers. This event is offered free of charge thanks to sponsorship by the Granby Land Trust, Friends […]

Good Company presents It’s a Wonderful Life Dec. 16

By Jessica PietrosantiHerstory Theater, in partnership with Good Company Theater of Granby, presents the holiday classic It’s A Wonderful Life with a twist! It’s a Wonderful Life; a Live Radio Show by Joe Landry, is performed in the style of old-time radio theater, including a sound effects artist. This cozy, heartwarming production will take place on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at South Congregational Church Hall in Granby.George Bailey, Zuzu, Clarence the Ang […]

Local girl to perform in the  Albany Berkshire Ballet Nutcracker

Hundreds of student dancers will perform with the Albany Berkshire Ballet (ABB) this season on the 43rd annual tour of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker. The coveted role of Clara will be performed by 11-year-old Granby native, Emily Rickis for the one o’clock matinee performance on Dec. 16 at Symphony Hall in Springfield, Mass. This will be Emily’s sixth year performing in ABB’s Nutcracker. Her past roles include reindeer, mini mouse, clown and first act party ch […]