Tennis Lessons

Looking for summer activities for kids age 5 to 16? The Juniors Program at the Granby Tennis Club is open to the public. Lessons vary according to ability and experience, but will include everything from stroke development to sportsmanship to match strategy. It’s all about learning with an emphasis on fun in an idyllic setting. Participants may sign up for one or more weeks throughout the five-week program beginning the week of June 27. Lessons run between 30–90 minutes, depending on […]

Lions officially present gazebo to the town

By Shirley MurthaThe Board of Selectmen and Lions Club members gathered on the town green on June 6 for the official presentation of the club’s gift of the new gazebo. First Selectman Scott Kuhnly remarked that the structure is a wonderful addition to the center. He noted that First Selectmen from neighboring towns have commented on the attractive addition.Lions Club President Bob Merrick said that the club wanted to do a long-lasting project for the community and the gazebo seemed to be the per […]

NEAM’s Soar into Summer Fun

The New England Air Museum’s annual Soar into Summer Fun programming will begin on Sunday, June 27. The public is invited to eight weeks of interactive activities for children, families and aviation enthusiasts of all ages. Daily programs include climb aboard experiences in real aircraft; hands-on Build and Fly Challenges such as Straw Rockets, Parachute Drop, and Kites in Flight; interactive Flight Science Demonstrations; virtual flight simulators; and much more. For more information abou […]

2016 Safe Grad Party a Great Success

By Laura FetridgeThe 2016 Safe Graduation Party, a fun-filled, substance-free annual event, was held at the Farmington Valley YMCA in Granby on the evening of June 13, after graduation ceremonies. This year’s class was one of the largest in Granby history and a record 81 percent of graduates (154 students) attended the party. Lots of fun was had by all!The night began at 9:30 p.m. when graduates boarded buses at Granby Memorial High School (GMHS) to be shuttled to the YMCA where a variety […]

45th Granby Road Race runs strong

By Scott WoodamanOn May 7, Granby celebrated the 45th Granby Road Race 5K and 10K. This race has a course that involves road and trail to make beautiful running scenery for over 225 runners. The Farmington Valley YMCA has had the pleasure of hosting this race for six out of the 45 years. The event is the second oldest race in Connecticut, after the Manchester Road Race. This event would not be possible without the dedication of over 20 community volunteers and a race committee that worked tirele […]

Tasting Rome via Torta Rustica

By Susan AcceturaSomewhere between an impulsive creative nature, a nettlesome need to question any directive, and the likelihood that I’m missing a key ingredient (or five), I’ve never quite been able to follow a recipe exactly as written.  With a few decades of professional cooking experience under the old apron strings, you can’t help but develop some knowledge of how ingredients are likely to come together. You’d think after so many years one wouldn’t need t […]