Creative Makers at Wells Road

Wells Road students were excited to participate in Simsbury Public Library’s Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, April 1. No Fooling! The newly formed MakerSpace Club accepted the challenge to design and create marble runs out of cardboard, water bottles, popsicle sticks and other common materials, and demonstrated them at a booth at the Faire. Makers is a collaborative group, so students prepared for the event by finding a marble run activity for visitors to make and setting up a schedule so th […]

Fine Arts Scholarship to be awarded in 2018

A new fine arts scholarship for GMHS graduates will be offered for the class of 2018. Granby resident Susan Patricelli-Regan is establishing the scholarship in her mother’s name.Sylvia Davis Patricelli was a young and well-known portrait painter in Sydney, Australia, who had attended the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. She had her first exhibition of Solomon Island paintings opened by Lady Gowrie, wife of the Governor-General of Australia in 1941 in Sydney at Anthony Hordern’s Gallery.Sh […]

Honor teachers, administrators,volunteers and students

By Deb RanicarThe end of the school year is one of the best times to honor exemplary students, favorite educators, graduating seniors and community members who have made a difference in education in the town of Granby. A tax-deductible contribution to the Granby Education Foundation (GEF) is the perfect way to recognize that person! The GEF provides the community with an opportunity to acknowledge these special individuals through tax-deductible donations via the annual Tribute Program.Each […]

Therapy dogs visit Wells Road students

By Anna Forlenza-BaileyEvery Monday and Friday selected students at Wells Road Intermediate School get to visit with a therapy dog. According to the Bright Spot website, “Therapy dogs are unique. Successful therapy dogs possess good manners but need to know more than sit, stay, and come. They require additional socialization to work despite constant distractions. They must appear receptive, confident and steady in settings where most dogs never venture.” The canine visitors certainly […]

Hungry Hearts dinner a delight for the eyes as well as the palate

By Shirley MurthaPast recipient of Granby’s Community Service Award, Sandy Flagg is a community treasure. She is a woman of endless compassion who always finds a way to make life better for those who are in need of something. Nine years ago, she felt that Granby residents could benefit from having a community meal one night during the week where families and singles would get together and share not just the food, but also friendship. With donations of money and food, and South Church’s generous […]

Parks & Rec

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Open 24/7 at for program registration.Telephone: 860-653-8947Website: Accepting MasterCard/Visa/Discover for payments. The registration system and website allow registration at any time of the day or night. Find out right away 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 Registrat […]

Granby Land Trust spring hikes – join us! Spring Bird Walks

Join us for a Granby Land Trust tradition: our Spring Bird Walks, led by Land Trust members John Weeks and Christine Chinni. These walks­—to be held on the mornings of May 13 and 14, from 7 to 9 a.m—will take place on Jamie Gamble’s beautiful North Granby property located at 253 Loomis Street in North Granby. The birds are very active at this time of year, as they return from a winter away, and the Gamble property provides an ideal place in which to view them. Recent walks […]

Local students create art for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Last November, Granby resident Lori Catlin Garcia contacted local art teachers seeking help with winter decorations and other art projects for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, where she is the facilities creative manager. Several local students, teachers and artists stepped forward to share their talents. Ceramic art by: Avis Cherichetti with Serra Tickey and Courtney Rambush Collage art by: Soul Leavitt Photos by Erin Blinn-Curran Brenda Miller and her art students at Wel […]

GMMS Alice In Wonderland

Granby Memorial Middle School presents Alice In Wonderland on Friday, May 19, at 6 p.m. at the Granby Memorial Middle School Cafeteria. Admission is free. Come join them as Alice takes her adventures down the rabbit hole into a world of fantasy and fun! The show is appropriate for all ages, so grab the kids and come along for the adventure! […]

Granby Artists Association art show is May 2-30 at Simsbury Library

The Granby Artists Association announces a new spring show of members’ artwork at the Simsbury Public Library in the downstairs program room and display case from May 2 to 30. Above, Sally Sargent Markey’s painting of the Farmington River will be among those displayed. The artwork is available for viewing, at no charge, during all hours the library is open. Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9:30 – 5:30 p.m. […]