Granby Drummer April 2017

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What are the benefits of eating local?

<b>By Kate Bogli</b><p>You know it’s “cool” to eat local—to call yourself a locavore, wear a man-bun and grind your own fair trade coffee. You feel good about …

Empty Bowls fundraiser is April 28

<i>By Tim Nolan, High School Reporter</i><br>Imagine Render is a nonprofit organization that strives to “create positive and lasting change through the arts, …

Granby Chamber presents annual awards

<b>By Tracy Cavacuti</b><p>The Granby Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet and awards presentation on March 5, 2017, at Brignole Vineyards in East …

Sign up for Community Gardens

<b>By Jim Glenney</b><p>It’s time to sign up for a garden plot and enjoy all the benefits of growing your own vegetables and flowers. The gardens are located …

Celebrating the birthday of Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.

The “Green Eggs and Ham” breakfast has become an annual affair in Granby.<br>With a visit from “The Cat in the Hat” and an opportunity to fish for “One …

A bond, a gift and a legacy - the Holcombes and Dr. Werner

<b>By Peggy Lareau</b><p>A vibrant legacy has emerged from a strong bond between Seth and Lucy Holcombe and their veterinarian and friend, Harry W. Werner, …

Wellness Day promotes healthy bodies, minds

<b>By John R. Nieb</b><p>Fourth graders learned about having healthy bodies and minds during the third annual Wellness Day, which was held at Wells Road …

GEF has grand plans for the Gran-Bee

<b>By Kim Becker</b><p>“Hiving” a hankering for trivia? “Bee-ing” grumpy about the winter weather? The “buzz” that has people thinking Spring is the 14th …

Volunteers needed for annual book sale

<b>By Kathleen Mack</b><p>The Friends of Granby Public Library (FOGPL) are gearing up for the 2017 Annual Used Book Sale at Holcomb Farm, but your help is …

Generous neighbors provide food for friends

<b>By Andrea Boyle</b><p>The Farmington Valley VNA would like to publicly acknowledge and thank every individual, family, community, civic and student group, …

CBG offers grants

Do you or your organization have a great idea for a project or activity to enrich life in Granby? Citizens for a Better Granby (CBG), publisher of …

Granby students promote investment in public school education during “A Day on the Hill”

Granby students joined over 200 public school board members, superintendents and students from Connecticut Public Schools to meet with legislators …

Safe Grad Night: a well-loved Granby tradition

<b>Thérèse Mulvey</b><p>The 2017 Safe Grad Night celebration is only three months away. It’s time to get <i>FLOCKING</i> and help raise money for the 2017 Safe Grad …

2017 Granby revaluation underway

<b>By Susan Altieri, CCMA, II<br>Assessor</b><p>The Town of Granby is in the process of beginning state mandated revaluation for October 1. State law now requires …

Town Manager highlights probable cuts in budget

<b>By Shirley Murtha</b><p>At the March 6 Board of Selectmen meeting, Town Manager Bill Smith reiterated his concern that services will need to be cut to …

Ethics exploratory committee seeks input

A group of citizens is seeking input from the community regarding establishing an ethics committee for the town of Granby. It has posted a survey on …

LAFD: It’s brush fire season!

<b>By Tim Rickis</b><p>Did you know that Forest/Wildfire season is upon us? Lost Acres Fire Department wants to keep you safe during brush fire season. Because …

Poll workers’ discussion held

The Registrars of Voters hosts monthly poll workers meeting to discuss upcoming legislative initiatives that might impact future elections.<p>In …

Dates set for budget hearing and referendum

<b>Public Hearing is April 10; Referendum is April 24</b><br>The annual Budget Public Hearing will be held on Monday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in the GMHS …