Let’s not throw out the baby with the bathwater

By Alan Addley, Ed. D., Granby Superintendent of SchoolsLike many other Connecticut residents, my eldest son is currently planning to leave the state and relocate to North Carolina for a more prosperous future. Meanwhile, here we are again, another month has passed, school is up and running and, at the time of this article going to print, the State Legislature and Governor have still not been able to pass a budget. Given the Governor’s promise to veto the most recent Republican budget prop […]

YMCA 200 meter medley relay swim team crushes state record

By Shawneen BuckleyThe Farmington Valley YMCA Tsunami Swim Team completed its summer season with stellar team and individual performances marked by individual, team and state records, state and regional championships, and national achievements. The successful May to August summer season, included short-course (25-yard pool) and long-course (50-meter pool) swim meets requiring exceptional commitment and dedication by coaches and team members.At the Connecticut Long Course Age Group Championships, […]

Rebecca rocks the Hall of Fame

By Shirley MurthaBy all accounts, the acceptance speech given by Granby’s Rebecca Lobo was one of the best ever; certainly the best of that night, September 8, 2017. That was the night the women’s basketball player, now WNBA analyst, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield. Accompanied by her family and escorted to the podium by her college coach, UConn’s Geno Auriemma, Lobo used humor and poignant stories to describe what this accolade me […]

Going for the Gold Teaching music to children

By Rachel AbrahamsonChildren have musical capabilities that, when nourished, can change and improve their lives. However, many preschools, daycares, and even homes, lack music. Children deprived of music may be more restless and even have a decrease in brain development. If teachers and parents incorporate music into daily routines, both child and teacher will enjoy a variety of physical and mental skills and also find an appreciation and joy in music. By introducing music to children in early a […]

​Revaluations to be mailed mid November

By Susan Altieri, CCMA, II, AssessorState Law requires all municipalities to conduct a revaluation every five years. The State of Connecticut requires that Towns perform a revaluation so that all properties can be brought to current market value and contribute an equitable portion of the total tax burden. Granby’s last revaluation was completed in 2012 and the Assessor’s Office has been engaged in the process over the last 16 to 18 months for the 2017 revaluation.The Assessor is in t […]

​Granby Senior Club Café

Grab-n-Go! or Sit-n-Stay! Every Friday beginning Oct. 20, the Granby Senior Club Café will  offer soup and a sandwich for only $5. Lunch includes a cup of soup and your choice of one of two sandwiches. You can eat your meal at the center or take it to-go. Menus will be posted at the Senior Center and on the website at www.granby-ct.gov/senior-services.This new service is a great way to enjoy the company of friends throughout the winter months. Walk-ins are welcome, though we will ser […]

​Granby UNICO to hold Festa di Ottobre fundraiser

By Bob MarxBeer and Wine tasting, an Italian dinner, live entertainment, “tea cup” raffles and a Silent Auction will highlight Granby UNICO’s annual Festa di Ottobre beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday night, Oct. 9, at the Cambridge House Brew Pub in Granby. Tickets are available in advance at the Cambridge House, Village Cork and Keg or from any UNICO member for only $35. Enjoy appetizers and an Italian dinner featuring such items as antipasto, fried ravioli, stuffed breads, c […]

​Learn the artistic process from local artists

All are invited to join the Granby Land Trust and the Granby Artists Association as they host an art talk, where area artists will discuss the artistic process and the methods they use to create their art.The discussion will be led by two incredibly talented artists who live in Granby and support the Granby Land Trust: Laura Eden and Bill Simpson. They will discuss their works and engage other artists in the discussion, as well. The event will take place in the Lost Acres Vineyard Ar […]

Music and Magic and Mayhem… Oh my!

Please join the Sound of New England Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, for an evening of amazing a cappella and magnificent magic at their Music, Magic and Mayhem show. Sweet Adelines Chorus Special guests are 2017 North Atlantic Regional quartet champions, Boston Accent, and professional magician David Coraro.Don’t miss this fantastic show to be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mandell JCC of Greater Hartford, 335 Bloomfield Avenue in West Hartford […]

Veteran’s Tribute Concert

Mark your calendar for Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. for a Veteran’s Tribute Concert with the Governor’s Foot Guard Band @ Valley Brook Community Church. The concert is co-sponsored by the Granby Senior Center, Valley Brook Community Church and Resilience Grows Here. […]