Good Company presents It’s a Wonderful Life Dec. 16

By Jessica PietrosantiHerstory Theater, in partnership with Good Company Theater of Granby, presents the holiday classic It’s A Wonderful Life with a twist! It’s a Wonderful Life; a Live Radio Show by Joe Landry, is performed in the style of old-time radio theater, including a sound effects artist. This cozy, heartwarming production will take place on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at South Congregational Church Hall in Granby.George Bailey, Zuzu, Clarence the Ang […]

Local girl to perform in the  Albany Berkshire Ballet Nutcracker

Hundreds of student dancers will perform with the Albany Berkshire Ballet (ABB) this season on the 43rd annual tour of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker. The coveted role of Clara will be performed by 11-year-old Granby native, Emily Rickis for the one o’clock matinee performance on Dec. 16 at Symphony Hall in Springfield, Mass. This will be Emily’s sixth year performing in ABB’s Nutcracker. Her past roles include reindeer, mini mouse, clown and first act party ch […]

Dinella-goats & pumpkins

Photo by Peter Dinella Even goats love pumpkins Treats at Sweet Pea FarmAt the Hayes Farm (Sweet Pea) on East Street, the goats are the real winners on Halloween. No trick or treat here, only lots of treats one day later. […]

Granby residents celebrate diverse holidays in December

By John R. NiebFor centuries, people have celebrated either Christmas or Hanukkah, or both, during the month of December. Christmas, a Christian holiday, takes place on December 25 and celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Hanukkah, also spelled Chanukah, is a Jewish holiday that is celebrated for eight days and nights to commemorate the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem by the Maccabees after its desecration by the Syrians in 165 BC. When the Jews relit the Temple’s eternal fla […]

Eagle Scout installs new cemetery signs

By Shirley MurthaKurt Bryant needed a service project to fulfill a requirement for becoming an Eagle Scout in his troop Venture Crew 2015. The project needed to benefit the community and allow him to display leadership. He found the perfect job when he met with Department of Public Works Director Kirk Severance. Eagle Scout Kurt Bryant and Director of Public Works Kirk Severance stand beside one of the new cemetery signs installed by Bryant as part of his service project for Granby. photo b […]

Humans of Granby

STEPHANIE DANTOSEnvironmental ComplianceAdministrator forUnited Technologies AerospaceRecent graduateVillanova UniversityAge: 24Tell about your job… I work for United Technologies. UTC has plants all over the world that build airplane and helicopter parts. My group is set in place to ensure that the parts and equipment they produce are done so with environmentally safe processes. Essentially, we determine that they are following the most up-to-date regulations.As an example, s […]

Honoring veterans

Photo by Holly Johnson Veterans, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and community members gathered at the Granby Public Library to honor all who served on Veterans Day. […]

Youth Referee of the year

Pictured with Owen is Jesus Zornoza, the Connecticut State Referee Program’s State Referee Administrator. The Granby Rovers Soccer Club proudly congratulates Owen Plourde as the Connecticut Youth Referee of the Year. Owen was recently honored by the Connecticut Soccer Referee Program (CSRP) at its 13th annual awards night at Casa Mia at the Hawthorne in Berlin. The CSRP is a jointly established organization of the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association (CJSA) and the Connecticut State Socce […]

Winter Hints

Winter storms and snow removal can be a challenge for all Granby residents. The DPW does its best to keep the roads passable and safe. Please note the following suggestions, ordinances and rules to ensure a safe winter season for all:Trash and recycling: Unless the roads are closed, Paine’s will be out collecting trash/recycling on its regular schedule. You must have your trash out by 6 a.m. If you choose not to put out your trash/recycling due to a storm, your barrels will not be emptied […]

CABE award

From l.: Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Alan Addley; Commissioner of Education, Dr. Dianna Wentzell, and Board of Education member, Mark Fiorentino. Submitted photo. Granby Board of Education receiving the CABE Board of Distinction, Level Two Award. […]