​Lost Acres Volunteer Fire Department lists December Responses

By Tim RickisLAFD responded to 22 calls between Dec. 8 and Jan. 11: six smoke detector activations; six carbon monoxide incidents; two dispatch & cancels; two mutual aid fire calls; two hazmat/chemical spills; one furnace fire; one brush fire; one power line down; one odor of propane. LAFD wants you to be aware of carbon monoxide (CO) dangers. CO can come from furnaces, heaters, water heaters, generators, cars and grills. CO is of particular concern during cold weather when doors and wind […]

Granby Library Association’s special gift to the children’s department

By Kelly MarszyckiLast year, Joan Beatson, children’s librarian, and Kelly Marszycki, director of libraries, decided it was time to explore some options for a new circulation desk in the children’s room. After researching other public libraries that had recently installed new circulation desks, they presented the project to the GLA Board in the early spring. At the June board meeting, the GLA gave the library the go-ahead to select the best company and design. Final design details we […]

2016—2017 Kearns Primary School kindergarten registration

Kindergarten registration and Community Connections will be held at F.M. Kearns Primary School, 5 Canton Road, Granby, Monday, March 21 anytime between 5 and 7 p.m.Children who will be five years of age on or before January 1, 2017, must be registered for 2016-2017 school year. Parents choosing not to enroll their eligible child for kindergarten must complete an option form exempting their child from school attendance. Children do not have to be present for registration.All forms can be download […]

In Town Focus

Camera ClubThe Granby Camera Club will meet on Monday, Feb. 1, at the Granby Senior Center at 7 p.m. Ed Judge will lead an editing program. Members will all work on the same file and share their vision of editing. The club also meets March 7. To learn more about the club visit www.GranbyCameraClub.com.Blood Pressure ScreeningsThe Farmington Valley VNA’s free blood pressure screenings are available without appointment Monday, Feb. 1, 11 a.m.–12 p.m., at East Granby Community Center, a […]

​Granby native places in Top Quarter of World’s Toughest Mudder Competition

By Jen TomasettiWith the same grit and determination required during tax season, Granby native Justin Horr, completed the World’s Toughest Mudder 24-hour race held Nov. 14-15 at Lake Las Vegas, Nevada. Placing 219 overall among approximately 1280 participants, Horr did well in the Male Division 20-24 year-old, placing 9th and completing 10 laps, 50 miles total in 24 hours, 28 minutes and 4 seconds. He was among 28 male and female contestants from Massachusetts. Horr, a resident of South Easton […]

​Annual Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast

Too wet to go out. Too cold to play ball? Then come for breakfast, there’ll where be fun for all!Join in the fun Saturday morning, Mar. 5, as Granby celebrates the 112th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geissel, better known as Dr. Seuss.A breakfast of green eggs (no artificial coloring) and ham, served with toast, juice and coffee will be offered to the very young and the young-at-heart. This fun-filled family event at the Pond House at Salmon Brook Park will have two seatings at 8 and 9 a.m. The ro […]

Granby students share the stage with Yale a capella group

By Rebecca BrewerThe Granby Education Foundation presented An Evening of A Cappella Music on Dec. 5 to benefit its Arts Endowment. Audience members were treated to opening performances by the Kelly Lane and Wells Road schools’ fifth and sixth grade combined choir and the GMHS Chamber Singers. Headlining the event was Yale’s only co-ed a cappella group, Redhot & Blue. Concert-goers enjoyed a mix of musical genres during the evening including jazz, pop, R & B and even a holiday standar […]

​Simsbury Bank makes donation to Granby Camera Club

By Susan PresuttiSimsbury Bank was pleased to make an $800 donation to the Granby Camera Club in exchange for photos, taken by club members, that are featured in the bank’s 2016 full-color calendar. Simsbury Camera Club members also contributed photos in exchange for a donation from the bank.The bank has published a free calendar of local photos each year since 2003. The calendar continues to feature beautiful images of local scenes and landmarks. Granby Camera Club members Wanda Colman, P […]

Granby Ambulance Association offers scholarship

By Matt HeubnerThe Mary H. Hausmann Memorial Scholarship, in partnership with the Granby Ambulance Association, annually awards scholarships to high school seniors from East Granby and Granby pursuing a medical profession with primary focus on the nursing and/or emergency medical fields.Initiated in 2000 with the assistance of the East Granby Ambulance Association, the scholarship is named in honor of Mary Hausmann who was a long-time resident of East Granby, a dedicated nurse and a volunteer EM […]

Focus On Education

​Maintaining our educational investment while realizing savingsBy Alan Addley, Ed. DNow that the holiday season is over, the school budget season is in full swing. The economic challenges faced by the town and school district over the past several years have been significant. While the economy has shown some recent signs of improving, it is still a slow process. As always, the board of education (BOE) has been committed to the wise stewardship of funds and the realization of a high re […]