On Sunday, Jan. 15, Granby Grange was honored to welcome Connecticut State Grange President Rob Buck for his first visit to historic Granby Grange Hall at 212 North Granby Road. His visit was especially appropriate as Granby Grange #5 was the home of Connecticut’s first State Grange President, Harvey Goddard, from 1875-1878.
Granby American Legion Post #182 joined with Riverton Grange #169 for its Third Annual American Flag Retirement Ceremony recently with almost 30 participants aged 9 to 92 participating. This solemn ceremony, authorized by U.S. code title 36, section 176, states, “The Flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”
Recently, a friend was reading the New York Times and saw an article on the No Mow May movement. She contacted me to see what I thought about “No Mow May.” Quite frankly, I responded, I didn’t know much about it, but promised to research it.
Salmon Brook Historical Society (SBHS) was recently notified by the Awards Committee of the Connecticut League of History Organizations (CLHO), that it has been awarded the top CLHO honor, the 2021 Award of Merit, for October’s Stroll Through Granby History initiative.
Although the pandemic and Governor Lamont’s “stay at home’ order has kept us pretty much apart physically, the long-running Granby Men’s Breakfast group led by Duncan Rowles has continued to meet in a new virtual environment.