​Valley Brook celebrates Christmas with new music release

By Kim GaudreauValley Brook Community Church is releasing a Christmas CD, Born to Save, as a gift to the community. Vocalists and musicians that lead the church’s Sunday services perform three songs. The title track, Born to Save, is an original. It was written by Dan Heermance, Worship Director, and Chris Bugnacki, guitarist and vocalist.  The CD also includes original arrangements of What Child is This? and O Come Let Us […]

​​Superheroes thrive at Valley Pre-School

By Jodi D’AngeloValley Pre-School (VPS) has a special enrichment program for the four-year-old classes called Catapult. The current session has the exciting theme, Superhero Academy. Each week the class starts with a book depicting superheroes. The children learn the characteristics of superheroes such as some take their names from an animal’s super senses or abilities like spiders. They even learn about everyday heroes such as doctors and nurses.“Children tend to be more invested in […]

School assemblies honor veterans

By Louis A. UrbanOn Nov. 11, Veterans Day, both the Wells Road Primary School and the Granby Memorial Middle School, separately, held assemblies of their respective entire student bodies honoring several dozen Granby Veterans, some accompanied by family members. The veterans represented the services of World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam Conflict, and the Mid-East/Afghan Conflicts. As to be expected 70 years after the fact, the World War II ranks are dwindling down to a precious few. At bo […]

Guiding Eyes for the Blind graduates dogs raised in the Valley

 By Lillian Busse Guiding Eyes for the Blind’s Northern Conn. Region celebrates the recent graduation of three dogs as guides. Bob, raised by Becky Junco in Granby; Blossom, raised by Betty Goldfarb in Simsbury; and Persia, raised by Angela Cappelli in Granby are generously giving the gift of independence to three blind individuals. Guide dogs aren’t born with the skills to keep a blind person safe—they are carefully trained and prepared f […]

​Decision point 2015  

By Michael B Guarco Jr.Chair, Board of FinanceThe boards of selectmen, education and finance have forwarded a proposal to town meeting that recognizes the current and long-lasting decline of Granby school enrollment. Board members believe it provides the rationale to close one of the town’s three elementary schools. Doing this will cost some upfront money for building modifications and moving between the schools, but will create projected savings of approximately $1 million dollars in oper […]

​Granby runs away With Pequot Conference Championship

By Curt FieldWhen Granby football went 0-10 in its first-ever varsity season in 2010, it looked as though it was going to be a long time before Granby would be competitive on Friday nights. However, the Bears had different ideas. Every season since that winless first year, Granby has won more games than it did the previous season. The Bears had two wins in 2011, four in 2012, six in 2013, seven in 2014, and thus far nine in 2015.As it stands right now, Granby football is 9–0 and has locked […]

​Support Safe Grad Night Now!

By Thérèse MulveyHelp raise money for the 2016 Safe Grad Night by purchasing a flock of Pink Flamingos to surprise a friend or neighbor! The flock will roost on their lawn for 48 hours and will mysteriously migrate when the time is up and go on to roost at another address (weather permitting).  All it takes to participate in the flocking is a small donation to the Granby Parents for a Safe Graduation.For more information please email jdegray1@cox.net or visit our new website at granbyctsa […]

Granby high graduate ran USMC marathon with dad this fall

Hanna Adams, 2011 graduate of Granby Memorial High School successfully completed the 26.2 mile Marine Corps Marathon with her father, John Adams, on Sunday Oct. 25 in Washington, D.C. Hanna worked hard to overcome right-sided hemiplegia and train to reach her goal of becoming a marathon runner. With her dad’s support, Hanna joined a Boston Fit running group this past spring and never missed a training session. Hanna is employed fulltime as a teacher at the Arlington Infant Toddler Center and r […]

Artists provide insights and more at GLT Art Talk

By Trish Percival“This is so exciting, I just want to soak this all in,” said Steve Linde, an accomplished artist and high school art teacher. “I’m used to talking to teenagers. You all are still listening!”In fact, about 45 people (admittedly all adults) were hanging on Linde’s every word. They had come together to hear Linde and other artists discuss their techniques, their artistic processes and their inspirations at the Granby Land Trust’s Art Talk. […]

Granby Land Trust and Granby Artists Association host 10th annual art show

By Trish PercivalTen years ago, Granby Land Trust President Rick Orluk had a vision to create a juried art show that celebrated Granby’s natural beauty. With the support of the GLT board of directors, he asked Carole Day and members of the Granby Artists Association for their help. He then approached a number of GLT supporters for financial backing. Before long, the land trust had an event sponsor and the funding to create 10 substantial awards. GLT members, GAA members and friends jumped into […]