Humans of Granby

By Emma Smith Bryanna CanfieldAge 17Granby high school senior, varsity basketball team captain, debate club member and employee at Lite-N-Up Café Tell about a season you like…Fall is my favorite due to the colors of the leaves and flowers (mums). I love going to an orchard for apples and also enjoy visiting New York City in the fall. Recently I went to the Museum of Modern Art to see some of Salvador Dali’s works and truly appreciated them since we have been lear […]

Interested in helping Granby?

Granby Democrats are seeking people interesting in helping Granby by serving on an advisory board or commission.Vacancies on the Commission on Aging, the Agricultural Commission, the Conservation Commission and the Parks and Recreation Board will be filled by appointment, not election. Most of these bodies meet once a month, and provide advice and assistance to the operation of the town. The Democratic Town Committee will be interviewing interested candidates in early December for terms beginnin […]

Camera Club

The Granby Camera Club will meet on Monday, Dec. 5, at the Senior Center at 7 p.m. The program is “Your Christmas Wish List.” Please bring ideas to share. Also bring any equipment to sell or swap. The scavenger hunt words for December are doorway, luminous and favorite.For the Jan. 9 meeting, Gene Suponski will present a program on Black and White Photography. There will be a follow-up members’ workshop on Monday, Jan. 23 to experiment with cameras and differing software. To learn more abo […]

Cossitt Library News

Book Gift TreesPatrons and townspeople are invited to continue the tradition of sharing holiday cheer with gift books to children and seniors, distributed by Granby Social Services. Select a tag from the holiday tree in the Children’s Room, gender and age given, and/or from the Adult Room tree for a senior. Purchase and gift wrap a book(s) and return to Cossitt no later than Saturday, Dec. 10. The Friends of Cossitt Library thank you for your generous spirit and wish you holiday joy.Mini-F […]

Habitat for Humanity House Dedication

Please join Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity and Granby’s Wyman family on Saturday, Dec. 17, at noon for the Wyman’s home dedication ceremony at 259 West Granby Road. All are welcome to meet the family and tour the house. […]

LAFD hints for a safe and happy holiday season

Cooking and holiday decorating are big parts of the season, but they can also present fire hazards if you’re not careful.Here are some simple tips to keep you and your family safe:• Replace any indoor or outdoor light strings that are worn or broken• Use only UL listed lights approved for specific use (indoor or outdoor)• Choose a tree with fresh green needles that don’t fall off when touched• Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from fireplaces, radiato […]

Ninth annual holiday gift show at Holcomb Farm

By Sally Sargent MarkeyThe Granby Artists Association will host its ninth annual Holiday Gift Show Dec. 3 – 4 at the Holcomb Farm Learning Center. This is truly a “buy local” event! Eleven of the association’s talented members will have an array of items including paintings, prints, note cards, wooden lamps and bowls, jewelry, calligraphy, glass art bowl and ornaments.New member Scott Duncan has polished wooden plates, bowls, and pens. Jean-Luc Godard will show many […]

From script to screen with Giorgio Armani Frames of Life

By Alexis RoyAs a screenwriter, hearing that someone’s interested in your pitch is an incredible feeling—and seeing that pitch through from script to screen is on another level. For me, pitching and writing a script that would go on to represent Emerson College in the Giorgio Armani Frames of Life Campaign has truly gone above and beyond what I imagined I’d accomplish during my four years as a college student. The evolution of a vision—this vision, that I’ve ha […]

Funding approved for Route 20 pedestrian crosswalk beacon

The State Bond Commission approved a Department of Transportation request to spend $300,000 to install a High-Intensity Activated crossWalK (HAWK) beacon at the Route 20 crosswalk of the greenway/rail trail. Though the crosswalk on the busy road is well marked, a flashing yellow light creates ambiguity about whether motorists need to stop. Rear-end collisions and pedestrian versus auto near-misses aren’t uncommon.State Rep. Tami Zawistowski (R-61) and State Sen. John A. Kissel (R-7) applau […]

School Renovation Committee issues final report

By Shirley MurthaGordon Bischoff, representing the School Renovation Committee that was charged with overseeing the infrastructure changes to the elementary schools following the closing of Kearns, gave the committee’s final report to the Board of Selectmen on Nov. 7. The bottom line of the two-page memo was that the work came in under the original $800,000 budget. Even the additional $40,000 contingency granted by the board when more asbestos was discovered, was not needed.Bischoff praise […]