Recent Stories

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.

Holiday gift sale at GPL

For the month of December, the Friends of Granby Public Library will have books and DVDs available to purchase for gift giving this holiday season. There will be a number of items for children and adults with a variety of different areas of interest, such as gently used Holiday CDs, DVDs, and books, coffee table books, and other items great for stocking stuffers.

The Little Christmas Tree

I think back in my memories to my first Christmas as a wife and young mother. Our income was just above the poverty level (by ten dollars), but we were blessed by the church with a big turkey with all the trimmings, and a basket full of canned goods and basic staples to last quite a while.

Granby Horse Council Scholarship

The Granby Horse Council Scholarship Committee is accepting applications for 2021. The scholarship is for $500 and is intended for college tuition, books or fees.

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.

Taco Slaw Skillet

I adapted this month’s recipe from one I found on Peaceloveandlowcarb.com—it’s super easy and a one-pan wonder, my favorite thing. It is also fantastic as a leftover as the cabbage stays crunchy, as long as you don’t overcook it.

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.

Letter to Santa, 2020

Dear Santa:
Wow. What a year, huh? I bet more people than ever, especially those involved in politics, have really tested the line between naughty and nice.

Holiday gift sale at GPL

For the month of December, the Friends of Granby Public Library will have books and DVDs available to purchase for gift giving this holiday season. There will be a number of items for children and adults with a variety of different areas of interest, such as gently used Holiday CDs, DVDs, and books, coffee table books, and other items great for stocking stuffers.

The Little Christmas Tree

I think back in my memories to my first Christmas as a wife and young mother. Our income was just above the poverty level (by ten dollars), but we were blessed by the church with a big turkey with all the trimmings, and a basket full of canned goods and basic staples to last quite a while.

Granby Horse Council Scholarship

The Granby Horse Council Scholarship Committee is accepting applications for 2021. The scholarship is for $500 and is intended for college tuition, books or fees.

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.

Taco Slaw Skillet

I adapted this month’s recipe from one I found on Peaceloveandlowcarb.com—it’s super easy and a one-pan wonder, my favorite thing. It is also fantastic as a leftover as the cabbage stays crunchy, as long as you don’t overcook it.

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.

Letter to Santa, 2020

Dear Santa:
Wow. What a year, huh? I bet more people than ever, especially those involved in politics, have really tested the line between naughty and nice.

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.