Summer Sizzler

MeadowBrook of Granby Hosts the Fifth Annual Senior Summer Sizzler On July 14, MeadowBrook of Granby hosted seniors from Simsbury, Granby, East Granby and other surrounding towns for its annual happy hour event. Guests enjoyed live entertainment and a buffet, which included barbeque beef brisket, barbeque pulled chicken and various side dishes. Folks were also treated to refreshing beverages and desserts. Door prizes were also awarded to several lucky guests. MeadowBrook of Granby is a Skilled […]

Help needed for Farmington River Clean-Up Sept. 26

By Aimee Petras The Farmington River Watershed Association’s (FRWA) 28th Annual Farmington River Clean-up is set for Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The clean-up is a great community event designed to get people and groups of all ages involved in cleaning up litter along the banks of the Farmington River and its tributaries. Several meeting sites will be actively cleaning the banks of the River in Avon, Barkhamsted, Bloomfield, Burlington, Canton, Farmington, Granby, Simsbury […]

Camera Club

The Granby Camera Club will meet on Monday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m., at the Granby Senior Center. The guest presenter will be former GCC member pet photographer Penny Wills who specializes in pet portraits and agility. Visit to view her work. The scavenger hunt words for the night are: shadow, panning (the technique) and favorite photo. To learn more about the club visit […]

100,000 reasons to Thank Geissler’s Supermarkets

By Jen Bell On June 4, the Granby PTO hosted its final meeting of the school year at the Cambridge Brew House and honored Geissler’s Supermarkets for its ongoing support of the Granby primary and intermediate schools. In March of 2007, Geissler’s started a “give back” program that returned five percent of all pre-tax receipts of more than $35* to the Granby PTO. (* does not include alcohol, tobacco or lottery ticket sales.) Parents are asked to submit receipts to F.M. Ke […]

Stephen J. Dunn to lead the Ethel Walker School as Interim Head

Stephen J. Dunn will serve as Interim Head of The Ethel Walker School for the 2015-2016 school year. He succeeds Elizabeth “Bessie” Speers, who served as Head of School from 2007 through June 30 of this year. Most recently, Mr. Dunn served as Walker’s Assistant Head of School. He came to the school in 2007 from The Brookside Group in Acton, Mass,.where he was Chief Technical Officer. Prior to that he was Chief Operations Officer for Preceding his work in the bus […]

Jodi Okenquist named 2015 Granby Teacher of the Year

By Robert F. Gilbert The Granby Public Schools proudly recognized Jodi Okenquist as the 2015-16 Teacher of the Year at the district’s closing ceremonies on June 18. An overwhelmed Jodi was joined on stage by her family members to celebrate this wonderful honor. Jodi Okenquist is a talented, dedicated and passionate seventh grade social studies teacher who has worked at Granby Memorial Middle School for the past seven years. Jodi has deep roots in Granby. She grew up in the town, attended […]

GMMS Honor Roll 4th Quarter

Granby Memorial Middle School Honor Roll 4th Quarter 2014-2015 GRADE 8 HIGH HONORS Ryan Antkowiak, Rachael Badeau, Emily Bennett, Sarah Bennett, Denise Blake, Brian Boyle, Jalyn Brown, Catherine Bystrowski, Haley Clark, Lindsay Courser, Jenna Dauria, Anthony DelPrincipe, Jack DiMeo, Sydnie Dorman, Mackenzie Dowd, Elizabeth Escudero, Michael Favolise, Emma Fetridge, Madison Flebotte, Jonathan Hacia, Parker Hansen, Cailin Hesketh, Evan Holm, Katherine Hosack, Mckenzie Huot, Lucy Jacobs, Britt […]

2016 Granby Safe Graduation Party Meeting

By Thérèse Mulvey Safe Graduation Party Committee for the class of 2016 is meeting on September 14 at 7 p.m. at the GMHS Media Center For more than 28 years, the Safe Graduation Party Committee has hosted a party for graduating seniors. The Safe Graduation Party offers a fun-filled, safe, substance-free event the evening of graduation. It is an awesome event complete with great prizes, delicious food, volleyball, games, massages and more. It is always well attended because it is […]

Granby Memorial High School Homecoming Weekend Begins September 24!

By Deb Ranicar The 2015 Granby Memorial High School Homecoming Weekend, sponsored by the GMHS Athletic Booster Club, is set to begin on Thursday, September 24, and plans are already underway so that students, families, and the entire community will have the opportunity to witness some of the most exciting competitions of the high school fall sports season! Fans will enjoy home games and a meet with our Cross Country, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Football, and Boys and Girls Soccer T […]

DTC Scholarship awarded

The annual Granby Democratic Town Committee Scholarship was awarded to Kevin Bates during the Senior Awards ceremony held in June. Kevin will be attending the University of Connecticut, and has been accepted into UConn Special Program in Law. Each year the DTC scholarship is awarded to a deserving Granby Memorial High School senior that has demonstrated positive engagement in the political process and exemplifies the DTC mission of Making Granby a Better Community.  Kevin’s applicat […]