Warm For The Winter

Warm for the Winter By Shirley Murtha If you live in a house bordered by woods, you most likely have a mouse problem when fall arrives. The little deer mice and white-footed mice are relentless in finding ways to get into our homes to escape the cold winter temperatures. In November, I intended to clean out the bluebird nesting box in my back yard, but I was too late: a tiny creature had already constructed the extensive nest pictured here. It measures almost eight inches in depth, comprise […]

Singing Valentines

Sound of New England quartets delivering singing valentines Feb. 13-14 This Valentine’s Day, let the Sound of New England Chorus deliver your heartfelt message with a song. On Friday, Feb. 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 14, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sound of New England Chorus, an award-winning chapter of Sweet Adelines International, will send quartets on the road throughout Greater Hartford and surrounding towns to deliver “singing valentines”—a cappell […]

NEAM Events

NEAM Events Open Cockpit Day Feb. 15 The New England Air Museum will hold its next Open Cockpit Day on Sunday, Feb. 15. On that day, visitors will be permitted to climb into the cockpits of up to eight vintage aircraft, a full-motion flight simulator and one static flight simulator. The open cockpits include the Vietnam era “Huey” helicopter; the North American F-100 Super Sabre jet fighter; the Coast Guard HU-25 Falcon; the Lockheed F-104C Starfighter and more. Museum educators […]

Bereavement Support Group

Bereavement Support Bereavement support group will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Farmington Valley VNA’s Simsbury office at 8 Old Mill Lane. It doesn’t matter who you’ve lost, or how long ago; any adult who is grieving the loss of a loved one is welcome to share their feelings and receive support from others who are experiencing similar situations. There is no charge to participate in this free program, but pre-registration is requested by calling 86 […]

Granby Ag

Lost Acres Orchard, Lost Acres Road Winter has arrived here at Lost Acres Orchard. Things slow down as the weather gets colder. Our new (seasonal) hours are Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 12:30 to 5 p.m. (We are closed Monday through Thursday.) We will make fresh soups, breads, pies, and quiche each week and keep our freezer stocked with potpies, more soups, mac and cheese, cinnamon buns, and other goods. Watch for our Orchard News on Thur […]

Wells Road Welcomes A New Flag

Wells Road Intermediate School welcomes a new flag By Grace Yoder and Kathy Waddington Last spring, Grace Yoder, now a 5th grade student at Wells Road, spoke to her principal, Dr. Anna Forlenza-Bailey about making a school flag for Wells Road. Grace had been thinking about this idea during morning announcements and wondered, “Why does America have a flag and not Wells Road School?” Grace shared her plans to create a school flag with Dr. Bailey and the project was underway. […]

Wells Students Donate Pajamas

Wells students donate pajamas to the Pajama Program Wells students donate pajamas By Kierstan Pestana The students at Wells Road Intermediate School completed a collection of pajamas for area children that ended with a Pajama Day on Dec. 12. This is the fifth annual drive to support The Pajama Program, a non-profit organization that provides new, warm pajamas and books to children in need, many who are waiting and hoping to be adopted. In the first four years, the […]

Production of Peter Pan

The cast of Peter Pan Good Co. Theater and GMHS produce Peter Pan By Jennifer Moreau Good Co. Theater and Granby Memorial High School are collaborating on a production of Peter Pan set for early March. Directors Nikki Currie Huggard and Karen Kudish have selected some top-notch high schoolers, middle schoolers and elementary students to perform in their rendition of Peter Pan. Expect some major surprises along the way as Peter Pan (Abby McMillan), Wendy (Jessica Man […]

Rovers Welcome New Board Members

Granby Rovers new board members (l.-r.): treasurer, Troy Milbrandt; secretary, Rich Dixon; facilities, Shawn Bosco; girls’ programs, Chris Cramer. Rovers welcome new board members By Rob Miltenberger At its Dec. 3 year-end board and coaches meeting, the Granby Rovers Soccer Club welcomed four new members to its board of directors: Rich Dixon, Secretary; Troy Milbrandt, Treasurer; Chris Cramer, Girls Program Director; and Shawn Bosco, Field/Facilities Director. Tod […]

Granby PD Welcomes New Officers

Granby chief with new officer Michael DeSimone Granby PD welcomes new officers Granby Police Chief Carl Rosensweig welcomed two new officers at police department ceremonies in December. Officer Michael DeSimone has been a resident of Southwick, Mass. for most of his life. His experience growing up nearby will serve him well as a Granby police officer. DeSimone graduated with honors from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., with a degree in criminal justice. He studied […]