GRANBY DRUMMER FEBRUARY 2017

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GMHS Drama Club - spring musical is charming!

The Prince is Giving a Ball! Hear ye, hear ye! Come one, come all to the ball! Don’t sit in your own little corner in your own little room! Nothing …

Drama

Good Company Theater’s presents James and the Giant Peach

<b>By Peggy Shaw</b><br>Good Company Theater is excited to present its next production, <i>James and the Giant Peach</i>. Adapted for the stage from Roald Dahl’s …

Books

Knife making with local artist Bradford McDougall

<b>By Jennifer R. Benson</b><br>When artist, blacksmith and woodworker Bradford McDougall is not creating his art or producing smithy pieces for other artists, …

Knives

Simsbury bank makes donation to granby camera club

Simsbury Bank made an $800 donation to the Granby Camera Club in exchange for photos taken by club members that are featured in the bank’s 2017 …

Photography

La Cucina Frutteto - Winter Glow

<b>By Susan Accetura</b><br>Eat local—eat seasonal—eat a rainbow a day. Summer is one thing, with our gardens full of tomatoes, zucchini, peaches, peppers, …

Recipes

Foxy visitors in North Granby

On Jan. 18 a pair of foxes visited for the day on Silkey Heights Drive. They napped in the middle of the nice grassy backyard until an excited …

Free family fun at YMCA Camp Jewell

Winter fun has just begun at YMCA Camp Jewell in Colebrook, with snow tubing adventure for kids of all ages. Hike up the hill then race back down as …

Travel

Parks & Rec

<b>Office Hours</b>: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Open 24/7 at www.GranbyRec.com.<b><br>Telephone</b>: 860-653-8947<b><br>Website</b>: www.GranbyRec.com. Accepting MasterCard / Visa / …

Baseball

wildcats hockey team and alumni jamboree benefits wounded warrior project

<b>By Nick Boorman</b><br>The Wildcats hockey’s first alumni jamboree to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project on Jan. 6 was a huge success. The rink was filled …

College Basketball

Community gives back to Granby food bank

<b>By Andrea Boyle</b><br>The Granby Food Bank Program is delighted to highlight some recent donations from local businesses and organizations.<br>Back In Touch …

Food Bank

granby resident is winner in hartford business journal poll

Andrea Obston Marketing Communications was named a winner in the Hartford Business Journal’s Best of Business Poll in the best Public Relations Firm …

Awards

Humans of Granby

<b>Randy Thomas</b><br>Age 52<br>Proprietor of JD’s Barber Shop<b><br>Tell about how you arrived at your present occupation…</b><br>Once I finished high school I enrolled in the …

Barbershops

Lost Acres Orchards comforter project continues

<b>By Shirley Murtha</b><br>At the 29th annual Fall Quilt Happening at Lost Acres Orchard on Dec. 3, guests were amazed to see the more than 56 comforters that …

Quilting

Multi-business handyman helps keep Granby homes in shape

<b>By John R. Nieb</b><br>When you need work done around your house, but don’t know how to do it or need a pro, give Brett Flagg a call. Flagg owns three …

Home Improvement

Smoke alarm recall

Significant recall of Kidde combination smoke / carbon monoxide alarms<br>The Granby Building Department announces that there has been a recall of …

Home Automation

Granby Public Library

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.<br>Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.<br>Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.<br>Sundays, Nov. to March: 1 to 4</b> …

Libraries

Local musician publishes poetry collection

A celebration of the publication of Laura Mazza-Dixon’s new book, <i>Forged by Joy</i>, will be held on Feb. 11 at 4 p.m. (Snow date is Feb. 18 at 4 p.m.). …

Poetry

Granby Memorial Middle School Honor Roll 1st Quarter

<b>GRADE 8</b><b><br>HIGH HONORS</b><br>James Accetura, Dina Alfarone, Olivia Ashe, Spencer Bennett, Zachary Brewer, Caroline Burnett, William Caley, Aniela Cashman, …

Middle School

2017-18 Kelly Lane Kindergarten registration is March 20

Kindergarten registration will be held at Kelly Lane Primary School, 60 Kelly Lane on Monday, March 20, anytime between 5-7 p.m.<br>Children, who will be …

Education

School building committee recognized

Members of the school building committee that oversaw the renovations of Kelly Lane and Wells Road schools due to the closing of Kearns School were …

Education

CABE recognizes Granby BOE

The Granby Board of Education received the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) Board of Distinction Award - Level II at the …

Education

Potential cuts in services and increase in taxes, town manager warns

<b>By Shirley Murtha</b><br>As the town prepared for the annual Three Board Meeting (Education, Finance and Selectmen) on Jan. 23, Town Manager Bill Smith noted …

Parks and Recreation

State uncertainty clouds FY18 budget picture

<b>Michael B Guarco Jr., Chairman, Board of Finance</b><br>Once again Connecticut faces a $1.5 billion deficit in each of the next two fiscal years. How it is …

Uncertainty

BOS student liaison a girl for all seasons

<b>By Shirley Murtha</b><br>This year’s student representative to the Granby Board of Selectmen is Kelly-Anne Moffa, a senior at Granby Memorial High School. …

Students

BOE begins budget process

<b>By Kim Becker</b><br>The new year rings in the beginning of the budget process for the board of education. Superintendent of Granby Public Schools Alan …

Education

in town focus events

<b>Volunteer Cat Lovers Needed</b><br>Mary’s Kitty Korner, a no-kill cat shelter in Granby, is looking for volunteers to help care for its kitties until they …

Colorado

Local chorus delivering valentines

<b>By Jennifer Ludgin</b><br>On Valentine’s Day let the Sound of New England Chorus deliver your heartfelt message with songs—in person or in a video.<br>On …

Music

February Activities

<b>February Activities</b><br>Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at the Granby Senior Center located within the Municipal Complex at 15 North Granby …

T'ai Chi