Granby Middle School Principal Update

The public statement below from Granby Public Schools, brings to closure the matter pertaining to Dr. Mark Foley, the Granby Memorial Middle School Principal:The Granby Board of Education has accepted the resignation of Dr. Mark Foley from his position as Principal of Granby Memorial Middle School.  Dr. Foley has served successfully as Middle School Principal since July 2013; however, Dr. Foley acknowledges the distraction caused by the recent publicity concerning his involvement in Moongoy […]

FAVARH Charity Event

Favarh 8th Annual Charity Event to Feature Canadian Band All Access Tickets are selling fast to Favarh’s 8th Annual Fall Fundraiser, “Extravaganza”, featuring, All Access, a popular Canadian show band. Rarely performing in the U.S. its non-stop, all dance repertoire, with costume changes to enhance hits from Chubby Checker and Elvis Presley, to music of today including songs from Michael Jackson, Robin Thicke, Lady Gaga and more. In addition to the electrifying performance […]

Healthy Foods Week

Healthy Foods Week comes to Granby Public Schools By John R. Nieb Choosing healthy foods was a focus of Granby Public Schools during the week of Oct. 20-24. Healthy Foods Week is a national campaign in which people across America celebrate, eat real food, and strive for better food policies in honor of National Food Day, which is Oct. 24. The Wellness Committee, which consists of a group of teachers, parents, community members and students, sponsored the events for Healthy Foods Week. The […]

MeadowBrook Hosts Exhibit

MeadowBrook hosts Norman Rockwell exhibit By Debra Mullins In the 1950s and 1960s, the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company of Springfield commissioned illustrator Norman Rockwell to create scenes depicting aspects of American family life for its national advertising campaign. These beautiful images appeared in such leading publications as the Saturday Evening Post, Time and Newsweek along with text that inspired readers to consider purchasing life insurance. Many of Rockwell’ […]

Lost Acres FD Promotes Officers

LAFD promotes 4 officers By Tim Weber On September 24, the Lost Acres Fire Department held a formal pinning ceremony to celebrate the promotion of four officers. Jason Cooke and Sean Yucha were promoted to the rank of captain. Erik Davis and Paul Cote were promoted to the rank of lieutenant. Chief John Horr, Jr. presided over the ceremony.  He thanked everyone for attending and the LAFD Women’s Auxiliary for the refreshments they provided. Chief Horr introduced each officer and p […]

Granby Mom speaks at GeekGirlCon

Corrina Lawson, a resident of Poet’s Corner and co-founder of, spoke at GeekGirlCon in Seattle earlier this month. GeekGirlCon is an annual celebration of the female geek, created to give women a space and a voice in the often-male dominated areas of technology, gaming, science and comics. Speakers this year also included game critic Anita Sarkeesian, who has received death threats for speaking out about problematic issues in some video games. Lawson was on two pan […]

GMHS Drama Clubs presents…

GMHS Drama Club presents Arsenic and Old Lace Nov. 15-18 By Emily Cote The GMHS Drama Club is very excited about the upcoming season, featuring an incredible cast and introducing the new direction team of Nikki Currie-Huggard and Karen Kudish. This coming fall, the GMHS Drama Club invites you to the HS production of Arsenic and Old Lace, a wonderfully dark comedy.   This play revolves around the Brewster family, descended from the Mayflower, but now mostly insane homicidal maniacs […]

Fall Reminders

Fall reminders from the Granby Building Department As we transition into fall, the Building Department would like to offer the following suggestions to residents. If you took out building permits for house projects this summer and completed them, please contact the Building Department to arrange for a final inspection. In some cases we find that, although contractors or residents have been diligent about progress inspections during a project, they neglect to have a final inspection to close […]

Granby Pets Featured

Granby pets featured in 2015 animal calendars Many a pet owner has thought his adorable furry friend was worthy of gracing a page in a national calendar. Two Granby families may now claim that honor. Scout, a golden retriever rescued by Tom and Patty Sawyer in 2012, will be featured as Mr. September in the 2015 calendar produced by the Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue organization. The calendar is available at Petco stores across New England, Dogology in Canton, the Kuttery in Windsor Locks […]

Performing at Walt Disney World Resort!

Students take part in the Disney Performing Arts Program in Orlando, Fla. Orlando, Fla., (October 23, 2014) — Members of A Dancer’s Palette Performance Company became stars of their own Disney show on October 10, 2014 when they entertained resort guests at the Waterside Stage in Downtown Disney. The group traveled over 1,200 miles from West Granby, Conn. to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to take part in the Disney Performing Arts program. The dance ensemble, under the […]