Foxy visitors in North Granby

On Jan. 18 a pair of foxes visited for the day on Silkey Heights Drive. They napped in the middle of the nice grassy backyard until an excited photographer had to get a picture. Fortunately, they escaped the paparazzi by ducking into the woods nearby. Photo by Karen Eustis […]

Community gives back to Granby food bank

By Andrea BoyleThe Granby Food Bank Program is delighted to highlight some recent donations from local businesses and organizations.Back In Touch Wellness Center sponsored a Hat and Mitten Drive and generously donated the collection of new, warm winter accessories. Kelly Brown of Back In Touch Wellness Center with the bin of hats and mittens. Photo by Andrea Boyle Salmon Brook Veterinary Hospital and Horses & Hounds teamed up to sponsor a Pet Food Drive, and recently delivered many d […]

CABE recognizes Granby BOE

The Granby Board of Education received the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) Board of Distinction Award – Level II at the CABE/Convention in November. The award was given for exhibiting a unique ability to work collaboratively and supportively with the community and town officials in a non-partisan fashion as strong advocates for students and education. In addition, the board was also recognized for its successful completion of district building projects, high return on educa […]

Free family fun at YMCA Camp Jewell

Winter fun has just begun at YMCA Camp Jewell in Colebrook, with snow tubing adventure for kids of all ages. Hike up the hill then race back down as Camp Jewell welcomes families for snow tubing every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Tubes and helmets are provided free of charge, warming and restroom facilities are available, and activities are supervised by YMCA staff. Please check tubing conditions by visiting Camp Jewell YMCA on Facebook or call the camp at 860-379-2782. Camp Jewell is located at 6 Pr […]

GMHS Drama Club – spring musical is charming!

The Prince is Giving a Ball! Hear ye, hear ye! Come one, come all to the ball! Don’t sit in your own little corner in your own little room! Nothing is impossible! Your carriage awaits and if you want to find the glass slipper come to Granby Memorial High School Auditorium Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m.; Saturday March 18 at 3 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 19 at 3 p.m. and see the MAGIC! For more details support the GMHS drama club by liking it on Facebook (GMHS Drama Club) and follow it o […]

Granby Memorial Middle School Honor Roll 1st Quarter

GRADE 8HIGH HONORSJames Accetura, Dina Alfarone, Olivia Ashe, Spencer Bennett, Zachary Brewer, Caroline Burnett, William Caley, Aniela Cashman, Ashley Coon, Jenna Cox, Jack DeGray, Riley Dehner, Ty delosReyes, Ashlyn Dixon, Sean Dowd, Daniel Ennis, Angela Everett, Addy Fede, Ryan Fett, Madeline Gilmore, Alyssa Goldman, Aidan Goodrow, Meggie Hennessey, Jacob Ivanov, Aiden Kaczka, Eleanor Karabetsos, Madison Kennedy, Emma Kirkpatrick, Isabella Krumm, Grace Lemoine, Hanna Lloyd, Anna Lombardo, Tyle […]

Good Company Theater’s presents James and the Giant Peach

By Peggy ShawGood Company Theater is excited to present its next production, James and the Giant Peach. Adapted for the stage from Roald Dahl’s children’s classic of the same name, the play is directed by Christopher Bushey. Musical director Rick Handville has incorporated several new wonderful and whimsical songs by Denny Moon.James Henry Trotter, played by Jake Scotto, is a young boy who lives with his parents in England. On James’ birthday they plan to go to New York City an […]

granby resident is winner in hartford business journal poll

Andrea Obston Marketing Communications was named a winner in the Hartford Business Journal’s Best of Business Poll in the best Public Relations Firm category, and received honorable mention in the Advertising Agency category. The Best of Business Awards recognize and promote locally owned and operated businesses. The winners were voted on by the readers of the Hartford Business Journal who singled out Andrea Obston Marketing Communications as the Best of the Best in its field. The awa […]

Humans of Granby

Randy ThomasAge 52Proprietor of JD’s Barber ShopTell about how you arrived at your present occupation…Once I finished high school I enrolled in the service and after that I tried many different jobs. I liked building things with my hands so I framed houses and worked in the construction industry for a while. Eventually it was important to put aside my pride and realize what the best path for me should be.My dad was a successful barber in town for many years and his guidance h […]

in town focus events

Volunteer Cat Lovers NeededMary’s Kitty Korner, a no-kill cat shelter in Granby, is looking for volunteers to help care for its kitties until they find their “fur-ever” homes. If you love cats and can spare some time on weekdays, weeknights or weekends, the staff would love to hear from you. Call 860-379-4141 or visit to find out more.Camera ClubThe Granby Camera Club will meet on Monday, Feb. 6, at the Granby Senior Center at 7 p.m. The guest speaker f […]