GAA receives Artscape grant

Granby Artists Association receives Artscape grant By Lori Catlin Garcia The Granby Artists Association is honored to be the recipient of a $2,000  Artscape grant from the Greater Hartford Arts Council to promote its annual open studio tour. Funded by the Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign with support from designated gifts to the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, Artscape grants are designed to provide critical funding for concerts, theater, dance, exhibits and m […]

Land Trust’s spring bird walks

Photos Land Trust’s spring bird walks offer rare glimpses of Granby birds By Trish Percival Each spring, John Weeks and Christine Chinni lead a group of adventuresome Granby Land Trust members into the woods of North Granby to see what types of birds they can find. This popular event, held both mornings of Mother’s Day weekend, is generously hosted by Granby Land Trust Board Member Jamie Gamble on his beautiful and diverse property. Jamie’s property is perfect for birding, […]

Senior Center Update

July and August Activities Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at the Granby Senior Center located within the Municipal Complex at 15 North Granby Road. Please call 860-844-5352 for additional information. Special Opportunities Painting Party: Wednesday, July 15, 1:30 p.m. Create your own masterpiece. With the help of local artist Irene Hilbert, paint an abstract picture. No experience necessary, fun for all ages. $25pp, includes supplies and snacks. Holistic Physical Therapy for C […]

Social Services Update

Granby Emergency Fuel Bank–Provides emergency assistance for utility-heated households facing hardships and shut-offs. Please call the office for additional information and for eligibility screening. The Granby Emergency Fuel Bank is funded solely by donations and gifts from the community. If you wish to donate, please make the check payable to the Town of Granby Local Assistance Fund with a notation that it is intended for the Fuel Bank. Granby Food Bank–This community service is […]

Cossitt Library Event

Cossitt Tag Sale The Friends will begin collecting items for a Sept. 12 tag sale held at the gazebo in North Granby (rain date, Sept. 19). Items of good quality and condition may be left at the library or at the Sullivan home, 21 Kelly Lane, 860-653-3887. DVDs, CDs, books-on-CD and puzzles will continue to be collected, but no clothing, TVs or computers. Children’s Tag Sale Children may hold their own tag sales during Cossitt’s sale with their own table/blanket and handling their […]

Accepting donations for the used book sale

Friends are accepting donations for the used book sale  By Carole Bernard If you are doing some spring cleaning, getting ready to move, or downsizing, you might have some goodies that the Friends could use!  The Friends of Granby Public Library will be holding their 33rd Used Book Sale on September 25-27 at Holcomb Farm this year. In preparation for that sale, donations are being accepted. Gently used books, learning toys, CDs, DVDs, books on electronic media, puzzles and other read […]

Granby Public Library News

Granby Public Library Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cossitt Public Library Tuesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 3 – 8 p.m. Saturday: 12 – 5 p.m. Holiday Closing: Both libraries will be closed on July 3 and 4 for the Independence Day holiday, and Sept. 5 through 7 for Labor Day weekend. Find us online Town of Granby (; also, use the links to join us on o […]

Democratic Caucus and Annual Picnic

The Granby Democrats will hold a caucus on Thursday, July 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Holcomb Farm Workshop, 113 Simsbury Road, to endorse candidates for municipal office and to transact other business to come before the caucus.  All interested Granby registered Democrats are encouraged to attend.  For more information, contact Chairperson Jim Lofink at 860-810-0274. Preceding the caucus, the Granby Democratic Town Committee will host its annual picnic at the same location, starting at 6 […]

Public Works July Update

Transfer Station Closed – Saturday, July 4 The transfer station will be closed on Saturday, July 4, for Independence Day. Trash Schedule Independence Day is Saturday, July 4, therefore, the holiday will not affect trash pickup schedules. Keep out Please do not put any ashes in your barrel. A single ash in a pile that seems inert can remain “live” (still able to ignite) for 96 hours after the main fire is out. Composters  “Garden Gourmet” composters are s […]

Pollworkers are needed 

Pollworkers are needed for the Nov. 3 municipal election Local poll worker training will be held in the fall, with flexible days and times. We will once again be offering a series of Election Day workshops for poll workers to attend. If you would like to be included on Granby’s poll worker list please e-mail the registrars at: Being a poll worker looks great on college and job applications — be part of the democratic process! Two-sided ballot for November mu […]