Valley Pre-School Core Standards

Valley Pre-School’s core standards are anything but common Rebecca Lobo-Rushin shares her experience as a parent and former student at Valley Pre-School By Andrea Burns When Rebecca Lobo-Rushin’s three-year-old daughter, Rose, walks into her classroom at Valley Pre-School in Granby, it feels like she is stepping into the pages of a storybook. “Rose gets to visit a magical wonderland almost every day she goes to school,” Lobo-Rushin said. “Depending on the educ […]

VBCC Parking Lot Relocation Approved

Valley Brook Community Church parking lot relocation approved By Elaine Jones On Jan. 28, the Planning and Zoning Commission approved a modification to a site plan for Valley Brook Community Church on Granville Road. The change involved a relocation of the parking lot from the rear to the front of the building. This would give greater access to the building via a walkway. The lot will still have 84 parking spaces. The move would require a silt fence and three catch basins with no changes […]

SBHS Seeks Gardens for 2014 Garden Tour

SBHS Seeks Gardens for 2014 Garden Tour By Bill Ross Attention all gardeners, plant and flower enthusiasts and green thumbers! The Salmon Brook Historical Society is planning its 2014 Spring Garden Tour on June 21-22, and is in need of several additional gardens to be included on the tour. Last year’s tour was very successful with over 180 people touring seven private home gardens all over Granby, Lost Acres Orchard, O’Brien Nursery and Lost Acres Vineyard. It is a terr […]

Preliminary BOE and BOS Budgets 

Preliminary BOE and BOS budgets exceed Finance goals By Shirley Murtha Fiscal year 2015 Plus-One budgets for the Board of Education and the Board of Selectmen presented at the annual three-board meeting on January 21 far exceeded the goals as set by the Board of Finance. Speaking for the BOE, Chairman Ron Walther remarked that the board knows its 3.7 percent increase is high, but that it is the board’s job to advocate for the school system, adding necessary staff and dealing with unfun […]

Safe Grad Party Meet

2014 Safe Grad Party Meets March 24 The next Safe Graduation Party Committee meeting is March 24 at 7 p.m. at the High School Media Center. For more than 26 years, the Safe Graduation Party Committee has hosted a party for graduating seniors. The Safe Graduation Party offers a fun-filled, safe, substance-free event the evening of graduation. Come to the next meeting on March 24 to see how you can help make this event come alive for the senior class.  There are many activities plann […]

Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast

Green Eggs and Ham breakfast will celebrate birthday of Dr. Seuss Join in the fun Saturday, March 1, as Granby celebrates the 110th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geissel, better known as Dr. Seuss. A breakfast of green eggs (no artificial coloring) and ham, served with toast, juice and coffee, will be offered to the very young and the young-at-heart. This family event will be held in the new Lodge building at Salmon Brook Park, with seatings at 7 a.m., 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. The room will be filled […]

PLC Expansion On Hold

PLC expansion on hold for 2014-15 school year By Kim Becker At its Feb. 19 meeting, the Board of Education decided to table the administration’s Professional Learning Communities (PLC) proposals for the 2014-2015 school year. Both proposals would have significantly affected the school calendar by mandating a two-hour early release every Tuesday across the district. In a prepared statement, Board Chair Ron Walther said the board is “… not satisfied that the implementation r […]

Granby Chamber Awards Dinner

Submitted photo Copyright Heather Conley Photography, LLC Governor Malloy attends Granby Chamber Awards Dinner By Bob Marx Dannel P. Malloy made the keynote address at the Granby Chamber of Commerce awards dinner and annual meeting where Brian Guarco was honored as its Business Person of the Year and Mario Dei Dolori as Humanitarian of the Year . The event took place on Feb. 10 at Vito’s by the Water in Windsor. Governor Malloy warmly greeted the sold-out audience of chamber memb […]

Marquis of Granby Annual Awards Banquet

Marquis of Granby celebrates 44th season with annual awards banquetBy Lori Catlin Garcia Members of the Marquis of Granby Jr. Ancient Fyfe and Drum Corps gathered on January 25 in Cook Hall at the First Congregational Church to celebrate their forty-fourth season. The corps opened the evening by playing a short concert to a crowd of over 115 attendees, including four past directors. After a delicious dinner, Director Audrey Lampert began the program with a video highlighting some of th […]