GRANBY DRUMMER DECEMBER 2016

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Awards given at annual Land Trust Art Show

<b>By Trish Percival</b><p>Each November since 2005, the Granby Land Trust and the Granby Artists Association have sponsored a juried art show. Thanks to the …

Entertainment

Amahl and the Night Visitors comes to South Church

<b>By Laura Mazza-Dixon</b><p>On Sunday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m., the Bruce Porter Memorial Music Series welcomes the Hartt Opera Theater to Granby for a performance …

Entertainment

Go see The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!

Don’t miss a chance to share this funny, heartwarming play with your whole family. Start the season off with good cheer and this show produced by …

Great day for Land Trust’s annual hike

The Granby Land Trust held its annual meeting and hike on Oct. 23 at Holcomb Farm.<br>At the meeting, the Mary Edwards Friend of the Land Trust Award, …

What’s your favorite HOLIDAY movie? Movies to get you in the Christmas Spirit

<b>By Jesse Stanhope</b><p>It’s Christmas Time! And what does that mean? You guessed it: Christmas movies. Christmas movies are the pinnacle of the Christmas …

Christmas

Trunk or Treating at Salmon Brook Park

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Fish

Honoring local Veterans - Granby Schools pay tribute

Granby Schools held annual Veterans Day events on Nov. 11. Kelly Lane School, Wells Road Primary School and the Granby Memorial Middle School, held …

Education

Humans of Granby

By Emma Smith <br>Bryanna Canfield<br>Age 17<br>Granby high school senior, varsity basketball team captain, debate club member and employee at Lite-N-Up Café<p><b>Tell</b> …

MOMA

Small Stuff

<b>By Susan Accetura</b><p>Some folks count to 10, some take a few deep breaths. When life starts getting to me, I start counting my blessings: our health, our …

Food Bank

Clothes Closet opens to meet local needs

<b>By Kim Gaudreau</b><p>Valley Brook Community Church held its first Clothes Closet on Oct. 4. The Clothes Closet offers free clothing, shoes and accessories …

Clothing

Cossitt Library News

<b>Book Gift Trees</b><br>Patrons and townspeople are invited to continue the tradition of sharing holiday cheer with gift books to children and seniors, …

Hot Chocolate

From script to screen with Giorgio Armani Frames of Life

<b>By Alexis Roy</b><p>As a screenwriter, hearing that someone’s interested in your pitch is an incredible feeling—and seeing that pitch through from script to …

Filmmaking

Thanksgiving Tree at Library

A tree at Granby Public Library has been growing leaves, not shedding them. Visitors have been adding leaves marked with things that make them …

DAR Chapter presents Good Citizens awards

The Abigail Phelps Chapter, of the NSDAR held its Good Citizens meeting in November to honor students and veterans. Karen DiMenna, Good Citizens …

Education

Trivia game night challenges attendees

<b>By Jim Lofink</b><p>Political Trivia Game Night Out at Lost Acres Vineyard was a very successful fundraiser to benefit a graduating Granby Memorial High …

Education

Focus on Education: The new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

By Alan Addley, Ed. D.<br>In November, the nation celebrated American Education Week. The first observance of American Education Week occurred back in …

BOE studies achievement gap issues

<b>By Kim Becker</b><p>The Board of Education heard from new Director of Teaching and Talent Development Christopher Tranberg regarding new achievement gap …

Granby set some voting records in 2016

So many records were broken during this tumultuous election season, here a few highlights:<br>• Most new voter registrations processed in one year: 1,177 …

Elections

Interested in helping Granby?

Granby Democrats are seeking people interesting in helping Granby by serving on an advisory board or commission.<br>Vacancies on the Commission on Aging, …

Parks and Recreation

LAFD hints for a safe and happy holiday season

Cooking and holiday decorating are big parts of the season, but they can also present fire hazards if you’re not careful.<br>Here are some simple tips to …

Candles

Funding approved for Route 20 pedestrian crosswalk beacon

The State Bond Commission approved a Department of Transportation request to spend $300,000 to install a High-Intensity Activated crossWalK (HAWK) …

Urban Planning

School Renovation Committee issues final report

<b>By Shirley Murtha</b><p>Gordon Bischoff, representing the School Renovation Committee that was charged with overseeing the infrastructure changes to the …

Government

Senior Center not just for seniors!

<b>By Shirley Murtha</b><p>Misconceptions abound! No, you don’t have to be a senior to take part in any of the Senior Center programs. You do have to become a …

Programming

Camera Club

The Granby Camera Club will meet on Monday, <b>Dec. 5</b>, at the Senior Center at 7 p.m. The program is "Your Christmas Wish List." Please bring ideas to …

Photography

Habitat for Humanity House Dedication

Please join Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity and Granby’s Wyman family on Saturday, <b>Dec. 17</b>, at noon for the Wyman’s home dedication ceremony at 259 …

Ninth annual holiday gift show at Holcomb Farm

<b>By Sally Sargent Markey</b><p>The Granby Artists Association will host its ninth annual Holiday Gift Show <b>Dec. 3 – 4</b> at the Holcomb Farm Learning Center. …

Crafting