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 […]

Selectmen welcome new student liaison

By Shirley MurthaGranby Memorial High School junior Serra Tickey has been appointed the 2018 student liaison to the Board of Selectman. Serra’s interest in the different branches of government lead her to apply for the position, which she hopes will keep her educated in the town’s current events and issues. She will report on high school happenings at each Board of Selectmen meeting. Serra Tickey Serra is a busy person at GMHS where she is a member of the French Honor Soci […]

2018-2019 Kelly Lane Primary Schoolkindergarten registration is March 19

Kindergarten registration will be held at Kelly Lane Primary School, 60 Kelly Lane on Monday, March 19 between 5-7 p.m.Children who will be five years of age on or before January 1, 2019 must be registered for 2018-2019 school year. Parents choosing not to enroll their eligible child for Kindergarten must complete an option form exempting their child from school attendance. Children do not have to be present for registration.All forms can be downloaded from the Kelly Lane Primary School web page […]

Board of Selectmen report Proposal initiates action on Evonsion property

by Shirley MurthaGranby resident Tom Vaughan presented his unsolicited concept for the use of the former Evonsion property at 107 East Street to the Board of Selectmen at its Nov. 20, 2017, meeting. A long-time farmer, Vaughan despaired that as the cost of insecticides and herbicides was rising, crop yields were reaching plateaus or even decreasing. Just as important to him was the fact that his children’s allergies were becoming quite severe, and he was not happy with the thought of their […]

Sneak Peek: Lunch for the Mind programs for the spring

By Eileen LonghiThe Granby Senior Center Civic Engagement Education Team has been hard at work finding different programs to please Lunch for the Mind attendees. We think we have succeeded for our spring initiative. If you are interested in dreams, the history of Granby, armchair travel and the smell of roses, we are pleased to share a “sneak peek” of the following programs.Wednesday, March 21 at 12:30 p.m.: Dreams and Waking Dreams with Natalie Griffin, founder and owner o […]

Marquis of Granby celebrates 48th season with awards banquet

By Madeline ChristensenMarquis of Granby Jr. Ancient Fyfe and Drum Corps held its annual Awards Banquet on Jan. 6 in Cook Hall at the First Congregational Church. The corps opened the evening by playing a short concert to over 100 attendees, including family members, instructors, alumni and past directors. The banquet is a special and beloved event. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the corps members’ many accomplishments and soak up the culture of a truly unique organization. It is a […]

Trivia game night out for Granby DTC scholarship fund

By Jim LofinkPlease support the DTC Scholarship Award that benefits Granby High School seniors, and join us for a Trivia Game Night Out and Silent Auction. This year the event will be held at the Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room on Friday, Feb. 2, from 6:30–9 p.m. It will be a family-friendly event and chili, soup and snacks will be served. Participants at last year’s Political Trivia scholarship fundraising event at Lost Acres Vineyard. Submitted photo Think you know a lot o […]

PTO Corner

The start of the new year is a time of reflection as our organization gives thanks to the many volunteers and community partners who generously donated their time and resources to support the Granby PTO.The school year opened with an ice cream social for the incoming pre-K and Kindergarten classes at Salmon Brook Park; a back to school breakfast for parents at Lite-n-Up on the first day of school; and the merchandise committee hosted a booth at Celebrate Granby festivities.  The Spe […]

​Camera Club

The Granby Camera Club will meet on Monday, Feb. 5, at the Senior Center at 7 p.m. The program will feature guest photographer Gary Melnysyn with a program on Yellowstone National Park. The Granby 4H Photography Club has been invited to the meeting. The scavenger hunt words are winter, bark and favorite. To learn more about the club visit […]