The Fall of a Landmark

My husband, Maurice, and I were watching over my grandchildren in Granby when he received the kind of phone call from his brother that no one likes to receive. Their 96-year-old mother had suffered a major stroke. She had been rushed to the hospital in the small town of Calico Rock, Arkansas and was in very serious condition. My brother-in-law urged us to get there right away.

Lifestyle changes to improve memory and cognition

Exercise. Healthy diet. Socializing. How many times have we heard these behaviors affect cognitive functions? We find it easy to rationalize that the damage is done and nothing will make a difference, but health experts disagree.

Seniors Job Bank elects leadership team

The Seniors Job Bank (SJB), a nonprofit community resource, chose officers and directors at its annual meeting. SJB connects people over 50 wanting to work with businesses, households and other entities that have work to be done.

Bird of paradise

After retiring, my mom and dad settled in Florida to escape the winter cold. Of my parents, my mother had always seemed to be less robust. However, it was my father who succumbed to acute leukemia in October 1998.

Men’s Breakfast gatherings are back

The Granby Men’s Breakfast group held its first in-person gathering in two years in March with 30 in attendance. The speaker was Mike Campbell from the Mark Twain House, relating fun facts about the historic museum.

Restore Cossitt: Project Update

The project to rehabilitate and preserve the Cossitt Library building is moving forward. The Friends of Cossitt Library’s application for a Pomeroy-Brace Fund Grant at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving was approved in November 2021. However, due to lost mailings, the Friends received the grant funds in early March. While this delay was unfortunate, we are back on track now.

Equine vet loves the camaraderie of Salmon Brook Veterinary Hospital

When deciding where to sign on to a practice, Dr. Marjorie (MJ) Bruce chose the Salmon Brook Veterinary Hospital in 2019 because of its reputation of having top-of-the-line diagnostic equipment and treatments that are hard to find at smaller-sized local veterinaries. She was impressed with the fact that the large animal team has the benefit of a full laboratory, knowledgeable receptionists and dedicated technicians.

Bright Spot Therapy Dogs have their day at Starbucks

The Bright Spot Therapy dogs were the center of attention at Starbucks coffee shop’s Coffee with Canines in Granby center on Feb. 28 from 2 to 4 in the afternoon. The dogs’ owners frequently stop at the coffee shop after their weekly sessions with the dogs at Bradley International Airport, and the folks at Starbucks thought it would be fun to invite the dogs in so people could get to meet them and learn a bit about what therapy dogs do.

Ways to Reduce Daily Stress

Do you handle stress as well as you used to? With so many world events weighing on us, and our own family, work, and personal issues, it is no wonder that we often find ourselves overwhelmed.