Strawberry Supper at First Church

First Church of Granby is hosting a Strawberry Supper Fundraiser on Saturday, June 13, 5 – 7 p.m, at the church, 219 North Granby Road, in Cook Hall. Dinner will be prepared by parishioners of the church in the newly renovated church kitchen. There will be two sittings at 5 and 6 p.m. Proceeds will go towards the mission of First Church in the community and in the world. The menu will include baked ham, potato salad, baked beans and Connecticut grown strawberries on homemade biscuits wit […]

Harpist at the Gazebo

Marcie Swift, a therapeutic harpist who performs for hospice and other venues, will give a concert at the gazebo next to Cossitt Library on Sunday, June 28 at 2 p.m. (rain date). This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of Granby Public Library and the Friends of Cossitt Library. […]

Civic Club 

The Granby Civic Club will meet at Lost Acres Orchard for luncheon on Thursday, June 18 at 12 p.m. It has been the Club’s tradition to hold the final meeting of the year at the orchard—dining, discussing current town events, electing officers and planning for the future. The ladies enjoy a great time of food, fun, and fellowship as they gather under the apple trees or on the new farm store porch. The cost for the luncheon is $12pp.  The club invites all women of Granby to join […]

Friends of Holcomb Farm Progressive Dinner

Please join us on Saturday, June 20, for an evening of good food and friendship as the Friends of Holcomb Farm host its annual Progressive Dinner. See the inside of the newly renovated and constructed Three Season Pavilion as the evening begins with beverages and appetizers in the North Barn. Guests will then proceed to an assigned host’s home for small group dinners that include fresh Holcomb Farm produce. The event culminates with dessert for all, hosted by Jenny and Dave Emery at Emery Farm […]

Granby’s Four Season Farm

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, and it is the best way to support your local farm and improve your own health. CSA members pay wholesale prices before the season begins, giving the farm much-needed income to purchase seeds, supplies and hire staff, and guaranteeing members a weekly supply of fresh vegetables from June to October. Beyond Organic …. Our growing methods are best described as holistic. We are not “certified” organic because our standards far exce […]

12 students graduate from Granby Ambulance EMT program

By Matt Heubner The Granby Ambulance Association congratulates this year’s EMT program graduates! These 12 students have dedicated the last five months to studying emergency medicine, which included observing and caring for patients in the St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center Emergency Department, and spending dozens of hours assisting with patient care in the back of Granby’s ambulances. This year’s class included students from East Hartland, Granby, Simsbury, Somers, Stafford […]

Time for the Friends Used Book Sale Collection

As the memories of winter fade away and spring cleaning is in full bloom, the Friends of Granby Public Library are looking for your gently used books and learning toys for the organization’s 33rd annual used book sale. Volunteers will be working throughout the summer at Holcomb Farm, sorting, boxing and storing donations as they come in. Items are reviewed for acceptability, since the Friends have developed a strong and loyal following at our book sale for the high quality and high value […]

Vineyard special permit approved

By Elaine Jones The application for a special permit to modify the existing permit for Lost Acres Vineyard was approved by a unanimous vote at the May 4 Planning and Zoning Commission regular meeting. Compromises were reached as Commission members debated the requests of Vineyard owners Michelle Niedermeyer and Kevin Riggott and the concerns of adjacent property owners Carol Day and John Jenkins. The most contentious concerns expressed at previous P&Z meetings included hours of operation, […]

Racial profiling data determined to be flawed

By Shirley Murtha At its April 20 meeting, the Board of Selectmen was asked by two residents (Gerald Ledger and Mark Migliaccio) to look into the Central Connecticut State University study indicating that Granby engaged in racial profiling in conducting traffic stops. Town Manager Bill Smith subsequently met with members of the university department who collected and evaluated the data, collected from October 2013 through October 2014. The discussion made it clear that some errors in compiling […]

That was then—this is now! 

Students of Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Moon’s Valley Preschool Class reunited to reenact their class photo from the year 2002.  The students are all now Seniors in high school and graduating in June. It was the first time many of the students had been back to the classroom and they fondly remembered many of the stories, and experiences such as their “trip to Florida,” and even sang some of the songs!  Mrs. Brown, their teacher when they were 4 years old said “It was po […]