Buddy benches come to Kelly Lane and Wells Road schools

The newly established Special Education Committee of the Granby PTO donated buddy benches at Kelly Lane and Wells Road schools. A buddy bench promotes kindness and inclusiveness among students at play. A child sitting on the bench signifies to others: I want to play but I’m having trouble getting involved. Any child can go over and say, “Hey, come play with us.” Students at both Kelly Lane Primary School and Wells Road Intermediate School enjoy the new Buddy Benches. A d […]

Kearns School study committee seeks input

The Frank M. Kearns School Study Committee, appointed by the Board of Selectman, is exploring future uses for the facility and surrounding property. This property is located in the southern part of town at 5 Canton Road and was formerly a Pre-K to grade 2 school. The property is connected to public water, sewer and gas.The committee is interested in hearing from members of the community who may have ideas about the best use of the building. This will be done by two methods.Fill out the survey. Y […]

Sunset over Granby Memorial Middle School

Carole Cipkas snapped this photo in early October when she was picking up her daughter from cross country practice at the high school. “The setting sun was reflecting on clouds to the east right over the middle school. It was so incredible, I thought I’d share for all residents to enjoy!” Indeed! […]

Local dancer featured on hit TV show Dance Moms

Haley Huelsman, 14, will once again be featured on hit TV show Dance Moms this upcoming winter. Huelsman was hand-selected for season 5 and season 5.5 of Dance Moms after appearing on Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition. The filming for season 7 of Dance Moms began in Los Angeles in September and Huelsman was selected to be a member of the Candy Apple’s Elite Teen team. She continues filming for the duration of the seventh season all across the country. Huelsman trains in Granby at New […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance service planned for Nov. 20

First Congregational Church of Granby will host a community event to commemorate the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 5:30 p.m., followed immediately by a free dinner and informal Q and A session.The Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual event that seeks to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice in the prior year. The first such event was held in the spring of 1999 in San Francisco as a memorial service to honor Rita Hester, whose […]

Bruce Porter Memorial Music Series presents Farela

By Laura Mazza-DixonThe Bruce Porter Memorial Music Series, in its 2016-2017 season, will present Farela: Folk Reimagined, with cellist Tanya Anisimova and pianist Pi-Hsun Shih, on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 4 p.m., at South Congregational Church, 242 Salmon Brook Street.The concert will include a new work by Japanese composer Masatoshi Mitsumoto, based on Pierre et Luce, a 1920 novel by the Nobel Prize-winning French author Romain Rolland. In addition, the duo will present the Suite Popular Espa&ntilde […]

Copper Hill Concert

Copper Hill Church celebrates 200th anniversary with musicThe Copper Hill United Methodist Church continued the celebration of its 200th Anniversary with a music concert on Sept. 25. Participants from at least eight different churches joined in with joyous instrumental, vocal and choral offerings.Music ranged from the 1848 Shaker tune, Simple Gifts, for flute and harp, to the contemporary style of vocalist/pianist Joanne Firla in Faithful, a song she wrote especially for the occasion. A patrioti […]

The Miracle Worker is Nov. 3–6

Granby Memorial High School Drama Club invites you to join us for its production of The Miracle Worker by William Gibson. Directed by Nikki Currie-Huggard and senior-student director Benjamin Swisher, The Miracle Worker tells the true, inspiring story of young Helen Keller (Anna Bourque) who struggled with deafness and blindness, and her journey toward speech with the aid of Annie Sullivan (Kate Hosack). Suitable for all ages, show dates are Nov. 3, 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. with a 3 p.m. matinee on Nov […]

GAA hosts Winter Wonders Fine art sale

By Annukka RitalahtiEighteen members of the Granby Artists Association will sell their artwork at the annual Winter Wonders fine arts sale, held at Lost Acres Vineyard, 80 Lost Acres Road in North Granby. This is a popular and inspiring event with artists working in a variety of mediums, including blown glass, pottery, sculpture, lamps, calligraphy, paintings and high-quality prints.Experience an evening of fine art, meet the artists and be the first to see their exciting new pieces on Thursday, […]

So Church concert

PhotosDon’t Miss Dave Gunning and Noah Miller at South ChurchBy Carole BernardAs a Canadian import, Dave Gunning tops the list. With a list of awards and recognition too long to repeat, he is as varied and impressive as he is extensive. With 11 albums and 20 years of performance experience under his belt, Dave has gathered a passionate following in Canada and the United States. After receiving a warm welcome in Australia, Dave has planted the seeds for another branch of his fan-club with t […]