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! Want to join us? Click here!
Jen Bell – Managing Editor
Leisa Ritchie – Production Supervisor
Deneika Janski – Advertising Coordinator
Chris Levandowski – Copy Editor
Amanda Lindberg – Copy Editor
Dave Tolli – Photo Editor
Andrea Leshinskie – Photo Editor
Jake Kean – Website Manager
Reporters & Contributors
Deneika Janski, Advertising Coordinator
Delivery & Subscriptions
Sam & Becky Mikus
2022-2023 Board Members –
Citizens for a Better Granby
Kathy Norris – Chair
David Tolli – Vice Chair
Roger Hayes – Treasurer
Flo Bishoff – 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
Granby Congregational Church (First Congregational Church & South Congregational Church)
Granby Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses
Pilgrim Covenant Church
St. Therese Church
Valley Brook Community Church