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.

“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 […]

Youth Referee of the year

Pictured with Owen is Jesus Zornoza, the Connecticut State Referee Program’s State Referee Administrator. The Granby Rovers Soccer Club proudly congratulates Owen Plourde as the Connecticut Youth Referee of the Year. Owen was recently honored by the Connecticut Soccer Referee Program (CSRP) at its 13th annual awards night at Casa Mia at the Hawthorne in Berlin. The CSRP is a jointly established organization of the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association (CJSA) and the Connecticut State Socce […]

Winter Hints

Winter storms and snow removal can be a challenge for all Granby residents. The DPW does its best to keep the roads passable and safe. Please note the following suggestions, ordinances and rules to ensure a safe winter season for all:Trash and recycling: Unless the roads are closed, Paine’s will be out collecting trash/recycling on its regular schedule. You must have your trash out by 6 a.m. If you choose not to put out your trash/recycling due to a storm, your barrels will not be emptied […]

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 […]