​FV-VNA Events

Blood Pressure ScreeningsThe Farmington Valley VNA’s free blood pressure screenings are available without appointment Mondays, Oct. 5, 10:30–11:30 a.m. at Hartland Town Hall, 22 South Rd., E. Hartland; 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., at East Granby Senior Center and Oct. 19, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., at East Hartland First Church Parish House; Tuesday, Oct. 6, 9–10:30 a.m., at the Farmington Valley YMCA and Thursdays, Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., at Granby Seni […]

​Jazz Alive!

Internationally acclaimed jazz bassist, Nat Reeves, will kick off the 2015-16 season of the Bruce Porter Memorial Music Series with Mark Templeton on piano and Kurt Berglund on drums on Sunday, Oct. 18, at 4 p.m. at South Congregational Church, 242 Salmon Brook Street. Admission free, donations welcome. Wheelchair accessible. 860-653-7289. […]

​Haunted House Diaries

The Friends of the Cossitt Library will host William T. Hall, author of The Haunted House Diaries, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2–3 p.m. Hall will talk about a 1790 farmhouse that sits near the epicenter of a paranormal commotion, nestled deep in Litchfield Hills. Registration is required.  Advertisement for Action Carpet and Floor Covering in Simsbury CT and Windsor CT […]

​GEF Grants

The next deadline for application submissions to the Granby Education Foundation’s Grant Programs is Oct. 15. Please visit the website for further information at www.granbyeducationfoundation.org.    […]

Granby Rec News

Office Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.Telephone: 860-653-8947Website: GranbyRec.com open 24/7 for program registration. Accepting MasterCard/Visa/ Discover. Find out right away if a program still has space available, check your account to see what activities your family members are signed up for, print out a year end receipt for tax purposes.Program/Trip Registration: All programs and trips are based on a first come basis and space availability and require advance registration; payment must accompany reg […]

Public Works

Fall transfer station hoursIn addition to Saturdays, the transfer station will be open Wednesday mornings (8 a.m. to noon) through November 18.Household hazardous waste collectionA household hazardous waste collection will be held Saturday, November 7, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Simsbury DPW facility, 66 Town Forest Road, Simsbury.Hazardous Waste accepted items:Batteries, fluorescent bulbs, compact bulbs, other bulbs containing mercury, Lawn Care chemicals, Household cleaners — acids, adhe […]

High School Column: Granby Gets Back

By Abby ShteklerAfter a long summer break, Granby comes back ready as ever. As far as sports go, everyone has been selling fundraisers in preparation for the fall season. Field hockey has been selling cookies, and girls soccer and football have sold coupon cards. Girls soccer has also held two bake sales where it raised money for the team as well as the Granby Food Bank. Our Granby volleyball team held a carwash as well as a bake sale and we’re all working hard to pull together a great sea […]

Talking With Someone Who Is Seriously Ill

The unexpected death of actor Robin Williams in 2014 may have drawn depression into the spotlight, but in spite of the multitude of available online and community resources, many misconceptions about mental illness still remain. Although depression is a treatable medical condition, it often goes undiagnosed or untreated, particularly in older populations.The psychiatric definition of depression is “a condition of general emotional dejection and withdrawal; sadness greater and more prolonge […]

​Little Shop of Horrors begins Oct. 23

By Peggy ShawGood Company Theater has started rehearsals for its fall presentation of the deviously delicious Broadway smash musical, Little Shop of Horrors—the story of a meek floral assistant, Seymour Krelborn, who stumbles upon a new breed of plant that he names “Audrey II” after his co-worker crush.This foul-mouthed, rhythm-and-blues singing carnivore promises him unending fame and fortune as long as he keeps feeding it. Over time, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out-of […]