Formed in 1970, Citizens for a Better Granby—CBG for short—is a community-based, not-for-profit organization whose goal is to inform and educate Granby residents on issues affecting the town of Granby, Connecticut. Its monthly newspaper, the Granby Drummer, provides an independent platform to encourage participation in the civic, social, economic and cultural life of Granby.
Policy making is carried out by a board of directors and four officers.
Since 1997 CBG has donated more than $100,000 to Granby organizations and activities to benefit the community’s well-being. These organizations and activities include the Civil War monument restoration, Ecology Center at Granby Memorial Middle School, Granby Memorial High School scholarships and equipment, Granby Education Foundation, Granby Public and Cossitt libraries. Granby Senior Center defibrillator equipment, Holcomb Farm, Parks and Recreation concerts, Salmon Brook Historical Society and the Salmon Brook Park playground project.
The Granby Drummer is an all-volunteer non-profit newspaper published monthly except for January and August.
The Drummer welcomes new writers, editors, reporters, photographers and proofreaders. In addition, volunteers are needed to format and layout articles and advertisements and upload articles to the web. No experience needed; training is provided. Enthusiasm a must!
Rita Isaacson – Managing Editor
Chris Levandowski – Copy Editor
Hank Rau – Copy Editor
Amanda Lindberg – Special Pages
Andrea Leshinskie – Photo Editor
Dave Tolli – Photo Editor
Reporters & Contributors
John R. Nieb
Caitlin Rothacker, DVM
John Violette, DVM
Delivery & Subscriptions
Sam & Becky Mickus
2019-2020 Board Members – Citizens for a Better Granby
Kathy Norris – President
David Tolli – Vice President
Roger Hayes – Treasurer
Becky Mikus – Secretary
Civic and Community Partners
The Granby Drummer partners with local Granby civic and community organizations to provide news and event information to our readers.
Health & Wellness
Places of Worship
First Congregational Church
Granby Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses
Pilgrim Covenant Church
South Congregational Church
St. Therese Church
Valley Brook Community Church
West Granby United Methodist Church