Words That Matter Workshop

Poet, writer and educator Kate Rushin returns to Cook Hall, First Congregational Church, 219 North Granby Road, Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Light refreshments, no charge but donations welcome. Wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 860-653-4537. […]

Women’s Breakfast

Wildlife biologist Peter Picone will present a program entitled Songbirds and Backyard Beneficial Insects at the next Women’s Breakfast at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Granby Senior Center. Cost is $3. Call Corinne Dickerson at 860-653-9891 to reserve a spot. […]

We’re Staying

The We’re Staying group’s next meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 5, 5 to 7 p.m. at Lost Acres Vineyard, 80 Lost Acres Road, North Granby. This is a relaxed group of men and women, singles and couples who aim to stay in Granby for the long-term. We plan to socialize, support each other and re-invigorate the community staying in Granby. Please join us—even if your future in Granby is up in the air.Your appetizers are welcome there.  Lost Acres Vineyard wines available; if that is n […]

Useless, humorous farm implements showcase local artist’s talents

By Jennifer Russell BensonIf you have driven by Monrovia Nursery Company on Route 10 at Floydville Road since last summer, you may have noticed two large objects out in the field. Perhaps you wondered what they were: Farm implements from Granby’s past? Antique weapons? Art? Well, if you guessed the last, you were right. The two sculptures were conceived and created by local artist Brad McDougall.These sculptures were too large for McDougall’s property, so he, and friend Mark Hixson, […]

Tag and Bake Sale

The West Granby United Methodist Church is holding its annual Tag and Bake Sale on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9:30 a.m.– 3 p.m. Admission is free. There will be great items to purchase and delicious home-baked goods, too. If anyone wishes to donate items in advance of the event they may call the church office at 860-653-7437. Please leave your name, phone number and a short message. Sorry—clothes, shoes, upholstered furniture, mattresses or electronics will not be accepted.​ […]

SBHS Fall Flea Market

Bring your friends on Saturday, Oct. 15 to the Salmon Brook Historical Society’s Fall Flea Market. The market opens at 9 a.m. and runs to 4 p.m. Anyone interested in renting space (20×20 feet) to sell goods to the public may reserve a space for $30 before Oct. 8; after Oct. 8 the fee is $40. Contact Dave Laun at 860-653-3965 or Todd Vibert at 860-653-9506 to reserve a space. Donations may be dropped off at SBHS on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. after Oct. 1. No plastic do […]

Pollworkers are urgently needed

This is an historic election year with an unprecedented upsurge in new voter registrations. New pollworkers are needed for data entry, helping at Town Hall and working at the polls in the Community Gym where over 6,000 voters are anticipated during the day – over 400 voters per hour. The registrar’s office is actively recruiting new workers and has set up an extensive list of options for training to try to make it easier to participate. There will be morning, afternoon, evening and w […]

New LGBTQ-friendly community space arrives in Granby

by Elliot AltomareThe Harbor, a free Sunday Night gathering for community members to come together and share community, dinner, and a short UU/UCC service, starts Oct. 2 at First Congregational Church of Granby.No matter who you are, how you move through the world, where you are in your life’s journey, what you believe or what you don’t believe, you are welcome to join with us in community, and be as much a part of us as you would like.The goal of The Harbor is to provide a space for […]

NEAM launches Mustang Muster

On Sunday, Oct. 2 the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks will host a gathering of iconic Ford Mustangs to celebrate the completion of the restoration of its WWII era P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft. NEAM’s P-51 was converted to a record-setting racing plane winning the coveted Thompson Trophy at the 1947 Cleveland National Air Races. Ford Mustangs from the 1960s to the latest GTs will be on public display along with the historic aircraft. Owner entry fees and visitor admissions w […]

Local artist chosen to lead class in Windsor

By Shirley MurthaLocal artist Bill Simpson has been invited to teach a class in oil painting at the Windsor Art Center Studios on Central Street in Windsor. The small group (maximum seven students) will meet Thursdays, Oct. 20 through Nov. 17. Simpson will help painters refine their composition, color and drawing to better focus their work, but he also will stress how to relax and have fun while painting, thus opening the way to more intuitive work. For more information about the class and to re […]