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.

Fall virtual programs for the autism community

Autism Families CONNECTicut, (AFC), is launching revamped virtual programs for those ages 3 to young adult on the autism spectrum. Like in-person programming, participants will be able to explore creativitythrough fun activities where they can interact with peers and express themselves freely via virtual platforms, such as Zoom and the Houseparty App.

Granby men open their dream pub

Four Dads Pub is Granby’s newest local business and the most recent addition to the growing culinary choices that the town has to offer. The pub is the brainchild of four Granby dads.

Youth Conservation Corps created

With time on his hands due to the Coronavirus lockdown, high school senior Zach Orluk and his friends started going for hikes in McLean Game Refuge and on Granby Land Trust properties.

Dismal Brook Wildlife Preserve opens

On Oct. 19, the Granby Land Trust opened its newest property, the Dismal Brook Wildlife Preserve. Located at 253 Loomis Street in North Granby, the preserve was donated to the Land Trust by longtime board member Jamie Gamble

Celebrating creepy, cute and creative

On Oct. 3, the Granby Public Library hosted Goofy Gourds and Petrifying Pumpkins on the lawn at the main branch. The most outlandish designs earned prizes for participants and everyone received treats —no tricks!