Local dancers compete for national titles

Local dancers compete at American Dance Awards National Competition for national titles By Kathy Green Five local students from the Dance Slipper in Southwick, owned by Brenda Barna, will be competing for national dance titles at the American Dance Awards (ADA) National Championship in Hollywood, Florida, July 4–11. In March, the studio competed at the ADA regional competition in New Haven, and three dancers were recognized for their outstanding performances. Alexandra Klinkowski, 16, o […]

Marquis of Granby welcomes new director

By Lori Catlin Garcia The Marquis of Granby Ancient Fyfe and Drum Corps welcomes a new corps director, Kimberley McCord. “We are all so thankful that someone of Kim’s caliber has stepped forward to assume this position,” says former director Audrey Lampert, who retired following the Granby Memorial Day celebrations this year. “It’s very important for organizations to have smooth transitions and this one should be as seamless as possible. Kim has volu […]

Competition Winner Announced

Technology teacher John Kroninger congratulates Patrick Liss on winning the contest. Photo by Michelle DeGagne 2015 Granby Bear 5K Challenge t-shirt design competition winner announced Granby Memorial High School Athletic Booster Club is pleased to announce Patrick Liss won the 2015 Granby Bear 5K Challenge T-shirt Design Competition. His winning entry was used for the Granby Bear 5K Challenge held Saturday, June 20. Ann-Marie Grashaw and Michelle DeGagne of the Booster Club along with […]

Local couple attends CharityVision’s fundraiser

Vision Ribbon After contributing to CharityVision’s Romney-Holyfield Fight Night fundraiser, Bob and Pam Bazyk were surprised to learn they were the event’s grand prize winners. CharityVision flew the couple to the event in Salt Lake City where they accompanied Mitt and Ann Romney backstage and ringside for the event. “We contributed to CharityVision because its work helps tens of thousands around the world in a real and meaningful way”, said Mr. Bazyk who, because of an accident, has been legal […]

Annual Golf Tournament

 Granby Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf tournament a success By Jen Burkhart The Granby Chamber of Commerce and the Bradley Regional Chamber Commerce are proud to announce that the annual Joseph B. Nilsen Golf Tournament was a success. The tournament was held on June 1, at The Ranch Golf Club in Southwick, Mass that provided a very accommodating and pleasurable venue for the tournament, for which the Chambers are grateful. Despite the rainy weather, the chambers had close to 100 […]

Italian Night

Oh, Che Una Notte! By Shirley Warn If you were not at the Senior Center on Thursday evening, May 28, you missed a “bella serata” —a beautiful evening. After the delicious and filling pasta dinner, complete with coffee and dessert, I was ready for an evening of good fun, laughter and song. I was not disappointed. The evening’s entertainment was provided by Ashly Cruz, an internationally-known cabaret-style singer, who regaled us all with some favorite popular tunes as […]

Trails Weekend hike at Holcomb Farm

Friends of Holcomb Farm and Granby Land Trust sponsored hikes at Holcomb Farm on June 6 as part of the 2015 CT Trails Weekend. Jack Lareau and David Spatcher led 15 adventurers on a guided hike on the Western trails at the Granby town-owned Holcomb Farm Property. Many thanks to Peter Dinella for the pictures that captured the experience on this beautiful property. […]

Granby Youth Lacrosse celebrates 10th

Granby Youth Lacrosse celebrates 10th anniversary of Bantam Jamboree Ten years ago two high school lacrosse scholar athletes, Patrick Gunn and Hannah Burnett, created the first Bantam Jamboree. Every year towns from the area compete against each other in an event where the focus is on fun and good sportsmanship. This year, boys and girls lacrosse teams representing 12 towns from Connecticut and Massachusetts arrived at Salmon Brook Park on April 26, eager and ready to compete in the Granby Lacr […]

Reminiscences of a long-time music teacher

Article submitted by Laura Mazza-Dixon  This year Windy Hill Guitar Studio celebrates 25 years of providing guitar lessons and classes for children and adults in the Farmington Valley. When I look at the photo of students gathered beside the school bus acquired in 1992 to bring our young guitarists to the elementary schools for concerts during the school day; or the one of Rachel Orr, Rachel Rising and Alex Uhl, ages four and five, performing a holiday recital at the F.H. Cossitt Library […]