Wells Road community bonds through One School One Book Program

By Kim BeckerIn late February, dollar signs and other weird symbols appeared on the walls of Wells Road School. In March, Mrs. Frost, the media specialist, came to a school assembly dressed in a lemon costume. It definitely wasn’t going to be an average school day!After seeing a One School One Book program in action during a school visit, Dr. Anna Forlenza-Bailey, school principal, suggested to the staff that Wells Road should try the program, too. With a generous grant from the Granby Edu […]

​Town to continue recycling and waste reduction efforts

By Shirley MurthaTo continue encouraging residents to recycle and reduce landfill waste, the Board of Selectmen approved the Town Manager’s request to appropriate $18,722 from the Solid Waste Fund to be used in four major areas.1. Hazardous Waste Collection: Granby manages this initiative independently. It was previously managed in collaboration with the Metropolitan District Commission and the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority.2. Compost Bins: Encourages residents to reduce the town’ […]

Students explore the wonder of natural sciences at Valley Pre-School

By Jodi D’AngeloFrom learning how plants store energy to make food, to examining skulls to determine what different animals eat, each month unveils another chapter of the natural world at Valley Pre-School.“My goal is to inspire curiosity, develop observation skills, expand the horizon of a young child’s view, and create an ongoing connection with the natural world,” said Nannie Brown, the natural sciences teacher at Valley Pre-School. Although Brown retired as a lead teacher at the scho […]

​South Congregational Church is the new location for Granby Farmers Market

The Granby Farmers Market is making a comeback at a new location right in the center of town. Community members will be able to get their fresh produce directly from farmers, as well as purchase local crafts, soaps and more while enjoying incredible live music and participating in special events. The market will run every Tuesday this summer from 3 to 6 p.m. beginning on June 7 and ending on August 30 at South Congregational Church. Local college students, Amanda Zyzdorf and Danielle Sturge […]

​Sign up for Memorial Day activities

The Granby Memorial Day Association invites town officials, the fire department and its auxiliary, Scout units and other civic and social groups to take part in the annual parade and program on Monday, May 30. First-time parade participants, and organizations wishing to have a concession on the green must be registered with Parade Marshall James O. Hall (860-653-3819).The honorary parade marshall will be Maurice J. Brassard who served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. The parade […]

Principals selected as Kearns closes

By Kim BeckerSuperintendent Dr. Alan Addley announced his choices for principals  for the revamped district. Kim Dessert will stay at the primary level (Pre-K–Grade 2) at Kelly Lane School. Dr. Anna Forlenza-Bailey and Susan Henneberry will remain at Wells Road Intermediate School (Grades 3–5) and the Middle School (Grades 6–8), respectively. The surprise comes at the high school. Dr. Mary Gadd, the current principal, will be replaced by Mike Dunn, the popular principal of Kelly Lane […]

National Football Foundation recognizes two GMHS seniors

By Shirley MurthaRoger Pearl, a member of the Northern Connecticut Chapter of the National Football Foundation, presented Granby Memorial High School seniors Connor Field and Dominic Pagano the foundation’s annual scholar-athlete award on March 31.Made up of administrators, coaches and businessmen, the local committee chooses recipients on the basis of academic achievement, athletic accomplishments and community leadership. Pearl noted that Field and Pagano had received the highest possibl […]

In Town Focus

​GAA Spring ShowThe Granby Artists Association announces a new spring show of member’s artwork at the Simsbury Library in the downstairs program room and display case, from May 2 through May 31. The library hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.The public is invited to a reception for the artists on Thursday, May 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the program room. This is a free e […]

Granby Pharmacy now prescribing, dispensing Narcan

Narcan, a life-saving drug used in the event of an opioid overdose, can be prescribed by pharmacists. Granby Pharmacy is now prescribing and dispensing Narcan to patrons seeking the drug. Narcan, also known as naloxone, is used in the event of a suspected opioid overdose. Opioids include prescription pain medications and heroin.“This is a great opportunity for pharmacists, the most accessible healthcare professional, to get this lifesaving drug into the hands of people who need it. If I am […]

Granby 5K Challenge runs June 19

The Granby Bear 5K Challenge has become a fun-filled tradition for the Granby community and the Granby Memorial High School Booster Club is looking forward to offering its third annual event. This year’s race takes place on Sunday, June 19, at 9 a.m.  Advertisement for Swim Center at Westminster School The run starts and ends at the GMHS track.  It’s a fun event for the whole family, with a 5K division and also a Kid’s Fun Run after the 5K. This year the […]