Michael Guarco in the kitchen

Michael Guarco is widely recognized in his role (since 1989) as chairman of Granby’s Board of Finance. In his position as chair, and as a regular contributor to the Drummer, he advises and explains best practices for the town’s financial success.

Generosity fills Granby’s Food Bank

No one should go hungry in Granby, or anywhere. In response to a growing need to provide adequate access to food and household essentials for Granby-area families in need, Granby residents once again generously supported First Congregational Church’s monthly food drive and helped it achieve new heights in support of the Granby Food Bank— this time in collaboration with Granby potter Avis Cherichetti.

New children’s book useful during pandemic

Author Sylvia Crunden self-published Please Don’t Pop My Bubble!, a very timely children’s book about maintaining personal space, friendship and problem-solving.

McLean named top nursing home

U.S. News and World Report, the global authority in health care rankings, recently identified the top nursing homes for 2020-21 and released its new Nursing Home Finder. McLean was again among the list of top nursing homes that earned a high-performance ranking for both Long-Term Care and Short-Term Rehabilitation.

A Tale of Two Buses from New Britain to Nigeria

The Granby Drummer has featured stories of building projects in several regions of Nigeria through the nonprofit group Africa Education Partnership. Board member and retired Granby teacher, Elaine Chagnon, along with husband Bob, a retired DATTCO, Inc. controller, have been working on sending school buses to Kafanchan, Nigeria.

Granby Land Trust

GLT president Rick Orluk presented Gamble with the award and an original oil painting by Gamble’s friend, local artist Bill Simpson, in a board meeting on the Dismal Brook Wildlife Preserve.

Stop & Shop has grand re-opening

Stop & Shop, a neighborhood grocer for more than 100 years, celebrated the grand reopening of its Granby store on Nov. 13.