The Real Deal

Someone once said to me, “You are not a plastic person.” I’ve remembered those words forever because they are how I want to be—genuine. Over the 75 years I’ve been on this earth, I’ve met many people I’ve bonded with instantly—because they are real people who act on what they know to be right and good.

Thanksgiving Thoughts

As friends and family gather around our Thanksgiving tables, we give thanks to the Creator for His Blessings. We share food, fellowship, laughter, memories and plans for the future.

October Thoughts

Already I miss the trees’ green leaves that offered their shade from the blistering sun’s summer heat. Yet, I am in awe of the beauty of the reds, oranges, yellows, and even browns that blend in together to beautify the landscape.

The Blue Jays

They know what time I get up, and each morning they wait in the trees by the back door for me to toss them some crumbled bread. Then, they call to their family and friends to come and get some breakfast, too.

A Beautiful Day in June

In the park the roses bloom with their colors of red, pink, yellow, white, and lavender. I stop to take in their sweet fragrance.

Mother’s Day

On Mother’s Day we honor our mothers, grandmothers, god-mothers, and aunts for all the love and devotion they have given us, and the sacrifices they have made over the years. We tell them the words in our heart, “I love you,” and they are happy.

April Thoughts

A miracle of Spring, the tiny yellow flowers of the forsythia greet us all over town. Daffodils, so bright their yellow color, appear in the yards and along the sides of the road — planted there by others that we may enjoy them today.

Spring’s Journey

The wind blows and there’s a talk of more snow. I ask myself, “When will spring ever come?”
Then I remind myself that the days have lengthened, the sun is stronger, and soon purple, white, and yellow crocuses will be appearingeven if through a covering of snow.

Plight of New England dairy farms examined

Granby Land Trust, Simsbury Land Trust and Friends of Holcomb Farm host documentary screening Forgotten Farms, a documentary about New England dairy farms, will be shown Sunday, March 11, at 2 p.m. in the Simsbury Public Library Lower Level Program Room. The screening will be followed by a question and answer period led by the filmmakers Sarah Gardner and Dave Simonds, along with area dairy farmers. This event is offered free of charge thanks to sponsorship by the Granby Land Trust, Friends […]

Youth Referee of the year

Pictured with Owen is Jesus Zornoza, the Connecticut State Referee Program’s State Referee Administrator. The Granby Rovers Soccer Club proudly congratulates Owen Plourde as the Connecticut Youth Referee of the Year. Owen was recently honored by the Connecticut Soccer Referee Program (CSRP) at its 13th annual awards night at Casa Mia at the Hawthorne in Berlin. The CSRP is a jointly established organization of the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association (CJSA) and the Connecticut State Socce […]