2017-18 Kelly Lane Kindergarten registration is March 20

Kindergarten registration will be held at Kelly Lane Primary School, 60 Kelly Lane on Monday, March 20, anytime between 5-7 p.m.Children, who will be five years of age on or before January 1, 2018, must be registered for the 2017-2018 school year. Parents choosing not to enroll their eligible child for Kindergarten must complete an option form exempting their child from school attendance. Children do not have to be present for registration.All forms can be downloaded from the Kelly Lane Primary […]

Knife making with local artist Bradford McDougall

By Jennifer R. BensonWhen artist, blacksmith and woodworker Bradford McDougall is not creating his art or producing smithy pieces for other artists, he expands his blacksmithing skills and their applications. Three years ago he became interested in knife making. As many of us would do, he researched on the internet, watched YouTube videos and read articles on the subject. Having the requisite tools in his blacksmith shop, he followed the instructions and found them inadequate, because they left […]

La Cucina Frutteto – Winter Glow

By Susan AcceturaEat local—eat seasonal—eat a rainbow a day. Summer is one thing, with our gardens full of tomatoes, zucchini, peaches, peppers, raspberries, blueberries, basil, we scarcely need to visit the grocery store at all. A walk through the garden can determine the menu. Autumn abounds with pumpkins, potatoes, acorn squash, apples, pears, quince. But winter in Connecticut? Good luck with that.These days in the big supermarkets we can find almost every fruit and vegetable any […]

Granby Public Library

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Sundays, Nov. to March: 1 to 4 p.m.Cossitt Public LibraryTuesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 to 8 p.m.Saturday: 12 to 5 p.m.Pre-registration is required for many programs. Call 860-844-5275 (GPL Main Desk); 860-844-5284 (GPL Children); 860-653-8958 (Cossitt)ClosingsBoth libraries will be closed on Feb. 20 for President’s Day.To register for any program call 860-844-52 […]

Local chorus delivering valentines

By Jennifer LudginOn Valentine’s Day let the Sound of New England Chorus deliver your heartfelt message with songs—in person or in a video.On Tuesday, Feb. 14, the chorus will deliver or send Singing Valentines—a cappella musical messages of love and friendship—to your loved ones in-person or as an e-gram. For in-person deliveries, quartets will travel throughout Greater Hartford and surrounding towns between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Quartets can be scheduled to go to offices, p […]

Local musician publishes poetry collection

A celebration of the publication of Laura Mazza-Dixon’s new book, Forged by Joy, will be held on Feb. 11 at 4 p.m. (Snow date is Feb. 18 at 4 p.m.). at South Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, in Granby.  Published by the local press, Antrim House Books, Forged by Joy is a collection of poems written over the course of the author’s life.Music, the life of the spirit, political activism, poetry, and the natural world are Laura Mazza-Dixon’s passions. Religious and medit […]

Lost Acres Orchards comforter project continues

By Shirley MurthaAt the 29th annual Fall Quilt Happening at Lost Acres Orchard on Dec. 3, guests were amazed to see the more than 56 comforters that had been made for distribution to the victims of this fall’s devastating Tennessee fires. Around 70 volunteers contributed their time and effort to foster this program’s success. Some donate fabric, thread or batting, some cut fabric squares, others sew the squares together and still others layer the tops with batting and backing and &ld […]

Multi-business handyman helps keep Granby homes in shape

By John R. NiebWhen you need work done around your house, but don’t know how to do it or need a pro, give Brett Flagg a call. Flagg owns three businesses that can help: Free Flow Sewer and Drain, Handy Home Improvement and Full of Rubbish. He works with homeowners, businesses, farms and towns. Flagg and his colleagues work in a fast, professional and efficient manner to keep homes and businesses in good shape.Free Flow Sewer Drain specializes in plumbing, such as clearing slow running, blo […]

Parks & Rec

Office Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Open 24/7 at www.GranbyRec.com.Telephone: 860-653-8947Website: www.GranbyRec.com. Accepting MasterCard / Visa / Discover for payments. The registration system and website allow you to register for programs at any time, find out if a program still has space available, check your account to see what activities your family members are signed up for, and print out a year-end receipt for tax purposes.Program/Trip Registration: All programs/trips are based on a firs […]

Potential cuts in services and increase in taxes, town manager warns

By Shirley MurthaAs the town prepared for the annual Three Board Meeting (Education, Finance and Selectmen) on Jan. 23, Town Manager Bill Smith noted that with the state budget in deficit, aid to towns will be greatly curtailed. For example, mid-2016 saw $50,000 worth of cuts to the Educational Cost Sharing program. Similar cuts will be seen across the board; towns will have to make up the differences by increasing local taxes and/or by cutting services.In preparing for the development of the Pl […]