​MS Support

A support group for those with Multiple Sclerosis meets the second and fourth Monday of each month, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Granby Senior Center. Significant others and caregivers are welcome to attend. For more information call 860-653-1986 or 860-428-2463. […]

Granby Lions Christmas tree sale

​With the holidays rapidly approaching, the Granby Lions Club is getting ready for its annual Christmas tree sale. Five hundred trees will arrive from the Maine forests on Saturday, Nov. 28. At their Bank Street location, Granby Lions volunteers will assist customers to select and carry trees to their vehicle. The trees are six- or eight-feet-tall and will sell for $35 and $40. Profits from the sale are invested in Granby through high school scholarships, the Granby Senior Center, special […]

​Bruce Porter Memorial Music Series

From Bach to Broadway: A Vocal Feast will begin at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, as part of the Bruce Porter Memorial Music Series at South Congregational Church at 242 Salmon Brook Street. Soprano Michelle Fiertek, baritone Robert Barefield and organist Stephen Scarlato join together for an afternoon of music for voice, organ and piano.Supported in part by an Artscape Grant from the Greater Hartford Arts Council, the concerts in the Bruce Porter Memorial Music Series are f […]

Boy Scout Annual Wreath Sale

​Granby’s Boy Scout Troop 125 will hold its annual wreath sale downtown during the holiday season. Sales will be held at the municipal lot on Bank Street on Friday, Nov. 27, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 28, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 29, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wreaths are supplied by Pat’s Greenhouse, Granville, Mass. The troop thanks you in advance for your continuing suppor […]

Senior Club

​The Senior Club is again selling amaryllis bulbs for holiday giving. The Merry Christmas bulb presents gorgeous orient red blooms on a 12-inch stem. Those who bought last year have raved about their beauty! You can place your order at the Senior Center, at the Nov. 4 Women’s Breakfast, or through any member of the Senior Club or Commission on Aging. Orders are due by Nov. 13 and will be available for pick up on Nov. 18. The bulbs make a wonderful hostess gift for Thanksgiving or the Decem […]

Barns, garages, operating hours and a land swap addressed by Planning and Zoning

By Elaine JonesAt its Sept. 22 meeting, the Planning and Zoning Commission heard and approved two applications for construction of barns-garages, and a special permit modification to expand operating hours at a farm store. It also discussed the possible transfer of land between the Granby Land Trust and a developer to improve access to land trust property.James Wood presented an application for a special permit to construct a barn/garage in excess of 1,000 square feet at 97 Peterson Road. The ga […]

​Perfect day for Music at Celebrate Granby in the Park

 Laura Mazza-DixonWindy Hill Guitar Studio students made music all day long on Sept. 26 at the Granby Chamber of Commerce event Celebrate Granby in the Park.During the day, children and adults stopped by to listen and learn about the lessons and classes offered by studio director, Laura Mazza-Dixon. Guitarists Nicholas DeFranzo, 12, of East Granby and Erin Keener, 15, of Granby, played pieces by Latin American composers Hector Ayala and Bartolomeo Calatayud and lute duets from Renaissance E […]

Holcomb Farm’s Harvest Dinner and silent auction

You’re invited to attend an elegant harvest meal and silent auction that celebrates the spirit of the community while helping to feed hungry families, to be held Saturday, Nov. 7, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Metro Bis Restaurant, 731 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury.Seating is limited so don’t delay purchasing tickets for this once-a-year event. Tickets are $90 per person, are not refundable and may be purchased through this secure web site: holcombfarm.org/harvest-dinner. Many exciting items continue […]

Holiday meal planning ideas from Holcomb Farm

Ah, November, a time when many of us think of holiday celebrations with family and friends. Here are some ideas for using local sources for your holiday meals.How about a fresh, local, free-range turkey? Holcomb Farm is taking pre-orders for fresh turkeys from Ekonk Hill Farm in Moodus. Advanced orders must be received by Nov. 7. Pick up will be at Holcomb Farm on Tuesday, Nov. 24. For more information visit www.holcombfarm.org, or call 860-844-8616.What’s a holiday meal without plentiful […]

Lunch for the Mind – Thanksgiving

History, myth of Thanksgiving subject of Lunch for the MindBy Eileen LonghiThanksgiving is a holiday that is celebrated by most Americans on the fourth Thursday of November. We each do so in our own way whether at home or in a restaurant with relatives and friends or perhaps even going away to some exotic place. The Civic Engagement Education Team invites you to celebrate with us Thanksgiving It’s History – It’s Myth on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 12:30 at the Granby Senior Center.D […]