Twins entertain at UNICO meeting

At an Italian Heritage presentation in March, the Granby UNICO chapter members were delighted as 92-year-old identical twin sisters Bambina Grimaldi and Virginia Valente talked about their family who immigrated from Pratola Peligna in Abruzzo, Italy.

Saluting Jim Hall: a community treasure

In Granby, the American Legion Pancake Breakfast is synonymous with the opening day of fishing season—a maple-syrup-covered tradition anglers and breakfast lovers anticipate all year. On the second Saturday of April, you’ll find Jim Hall at the grill flipping the hundreds of pancakes served at the main fundraiser for the Shannon-Shattuck Post 182.

Women’s shelters receive donations

The customers of Granby’s Stop & Shop supermarket donated health and beauty products to three women’s shelters, in Hartford, New Britain and Waterbury in March.

CTVV interview covers education issues in Guilford

CT Valley Views, with host Susan Patricelli Regan, interviewed Bill Maisano and David Holman, residents of Guilford, who provided a candid overview of the issues facing parents and their children relative to the Board of Education stance on the town’s educational curriculum.

Local teacher and author publishes new book

Sylvia Crunden has published her second book titled Bullying is Never Okay! that focuses on how children can deal with the issue of bullying. It teaches children how their body feels, the different emotions they feel and several ways to solve the problem of bullying.

Double rainbow over the Pease Family Preserve

This double rainbow over the Pease Family Preserve is a reminder to pause and give thanks to Bill and Jane Ann Pease, charter members of the Granby Land Trust, who looked out on this view for 60 years before their passing in 2013.

Town Clerk retires

Karen Hazen recently retired after serving 15 years as the Granby Town Clerk. On April 18, she was presented with proclamations from the Board of Selectmen and the Connecticut General Assembly.

Aquarion announces water conservation schedule

The Aquarion Water Company has announced the start of the 2022 mandatory sprinkler irrigation schedule for its customers in East Granby, Granby and Simsbury. The schedule helps to conserve water supplies by reducing overwatering of lawns and gardens.

Reward for getting out early

Kathy McDonnell took this early morning photo of a bald eagle on the footbridge in Salmon Brook Park on March 21.