GMHS senior named DAR Good Citizen

Karen DiMenna, Good Citizen Committee Chairperson of the Abigail Phelps Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, Inc. (DAR), announced that Kylie Coxon of Granby Memorial High School, is a recipient of the DAR Good Citizen Award.

West Granby resident awarded DAR Veteran Volunteer Award

At its November Awards meeting the Abigail Phelps Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented the Veteran Volunteer Award to Leesa Philippon of West Granby in recognition of her distinguished military service to our country, outstanding citizenship, and community service.

Remembering Tom Wutka—a man of many talents

Most Granby folks today remember Tom Wutka sitting on the porch at Lost Acres Orchard, peeling his apples for the many delectable ways they would be used in the family bakery, including his own specialty, Tom’s Dried Apples. Perhaps, especially if they had children, those same folks would remember him driving the tractor that pulled the wagon filled with sightseers for a trip through the orchard on Open Farm Day. Those memories will have to do, for sadly Tom passed away early in December.

Drumrolls — February 2023

Nine members of the Westfield State University field hockey team were named to the Little East Conference’s Fall 2022 All-Academic Team, including Morgan Wichmann.

Managing Editor retires to become a woman of letters

A pile of nearly 400 letters written by her family members and discovered when she was a teenager has been in the back of Rita Isaacson’s mind for the past several decades. It is one of many reasons why she has made the decision to step down as the Managing Editor of The Granby Drummer, which was announced in October’s issue.