In the July/August Drummer edition, I wrote about how Granby was full of volunteers, mentioning many organizations such as the Granby Club, Bridge Club, and the Boy and Girl Scout chapters. One organization I overlooked was the Freemasons of Granby, a very early civic organization and the oldest fraternal organization in the world.
n To Granby, with Love, author Faith Tyldsley takes readers on a poignant journey through the history-rich writings of Carol Laun. This editorial tribute is dedicated to the memory of Laun, an extraordinary woman who was viewed by many as “Granby’s history personified.”
Leading up to the first Granby Racial Unity Festival on June 29, 2024, Granby Racial Reconciliation (GRR) will profile interracial relationships that are great models of racial unity and race amity in the Granby Drummer and on our website.
r the past couple years, many people have groused about the construction in the center of town, taking detours down streets such as Copper Hill, Griffin Road and Hungary Road, and increasing traffic through neighborhoods.
Fifty years ago, on Nov. 17, 1973, when Mary Brynes scored the winning goal with 28 seconds left in the second overtime, Granby’s Field Hockey team beat Guilford 2 to 1 in the first ever Field Hockey State Championship. As author Rob Penfield stated, this win “put Granby on the map.”
Near the south end of the West Granby National Register Historic District stands a house and barn that have witnessed more than over two centuries of Granby history. Built around 1800 by Sadoce Wilcox, an aspiring blacksmith, the Wilcox House has a story to tell about his family and five more generations of Wilcoxes who inhabited the place until 2019.