American Legion and Grange retire U.S. flags

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.”

Pilgrim Covenant Church celebrates 120th anniversary Gospel Singing Competition draws variety of music styles

In January 1902, the Free Swedish Farmers of North Granby Society was formed. That institution transitioned over the years to become Pilgrim Covenant Church of Granby, which celebrates its 120th anniversary this year. The church has seen many changes since its beginnings but kept its New England small-town flavor, exemplified by its charming white-steepled church sitting on the Granby-Southwick town line.

Granby Chamber Awards Presented

The Granby Chamber of Commerce held its last Annual Meeting and Awards ceremony on May 26 at Simsbury Farms in conjunction with the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce event.

In Town Focus

Membership in the Salmon Brook Historical Society, 208 Salmon Brook Street, offers many benefits including free tours, newsletters, annual dinner in April, Christmas house tour and Wassail party in December and the opportunity to learn and help preserve Granby history.

AEP to hold benefit concert

Africa Education Partnership (AEP), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving communities in Nigeria, felt the sting of the global pandemic along with thousands of other organizations. A benefit concert scheduled in late March 2020 was cancelled as the country shut down and regrouped.