GRANBY DRUMMER MARCH 2017

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REMEMBERING RON BEGANSKY 1949-2017

<b>By Cal Heminway</b><p>“Ron Begansky was a friend of mine” is a predictable response one gets when remembering him with neighbors. Ron was one of those …

Choir

THEY CALLED HER RECKLESS--A STORY OF ONE EXTRAORDINARY HORSE

<b>By Eileen Longhi</b><p>Do you enjoy books about horses? Would you like to learn more about the Korean War, often referred to as the “forgotten war?” A …

Korean War

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 is impossible! Your carriage …

Royal Family

THE LOFT, A NEW CASUAL DINING EXPERIENCE IN GRANBY

<b>By Tracy Cavaciuti</b><p>When James and Sandy Chen opened @thebarn in 2015, they beautifully renovated the building at 17R East Granby Rd. that has been a …

Restaurants

HOLCOMB FARM HOST SNOWSHOE HIKE

Forty-five people of all ages (and some canines) showed up at Holcomb Farm on picture-perfect February 19 for a snowshoe hike. The group trekked the …

Colorado

HIGH SCHOOL REPORT FROM ONE SPORT SEASON TO THE NEXT

By Tim Nolan<br>The fall sports season was historic for some Granby athletes. Boys soccer won the NCCC regular season title outright for the first time …

College Basketball

PARK & RECREATION

<b>Office Hours</b>: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Open 24/7 at www.GranbyRec.com for program registration!<b><br>Telephone</b>: 860-653-8947<b><br>Website</b>: GranbyRec.com We accept …

Kids

WINTER HAS ARRIVED

The February 10 snowstorm covered Granby with a pristine blanket of the white powder.<p>Photographer Peter Dinella captured the town green shortly after …

Snowstorms

NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS

Nancy Canfield wrote, “The plows never made it to this end of Glen Road. My sister had to get back to Suffield so our awesome neighbors cleared the …

Employment

MAPLE SUGARING

<b>By John R. Nieb</b><p>The unusual weather of the winter of 2016 to 2017 has affected the trees in the Granby area and the sap that determines boiling season …

Beverages

LONGTIME LOCAL VETERINARIAN EASING HIS WAY INTO RETIREMENT

<b>By Shirley Murtha</b><p>After 48 years with the Salmon Brook Veterinary Hospital, Dr. P. Morey Miller decided that the last day of 2016 would be the last …

Farming

JOIN THE LAFD CADET PROGRAM

<i>Join the LAFD Cadet program</i><b><br>By Tim Rickis</b><p>Do you like helping your community? Have you always wanted to ride in a fire truck and help put out a fire? …

War

FOXFIELD F.A.R.M. RECEIVES GRANT FROM NEWMAN'S OWN FOUNDATION

<b>by Susan and William Regan</b><p>Foxfield F.A.R.M. (For A Recovery Mission) Foundation was initiated as a 501(C)(3) Charity in April 2016 as an …

Philanthropy

FOXFIELD F.A.R.M DOG THERAPY PROGRAM VISITS MEADOWBROOK

The Foxfield F.A.R.M. Foundation of Granby is donating time and sharing its Yorkshire Terriers at MeadowBrook Assisted Living bringing smiles and …

Health

THE BUZZ AROUND THE GRAN-BEE

By Kim Becker<br>Calling all those folks who buzz with excitement at the thought of fun, giggles, and trivia! Teams are needed at the Gran-Bee to answer …

Girl Scouts

LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO SUPPORT GMHS CLASS OF 2017!

<b>By Thérèse Mulvey</b><p>Volunteers are needed for this year’s Safe Grad Night for the Granby Memorial High School class of 2017. It is an amazing event that …

Education

2017-2018 KELLY LANE PRIMARY SCHOOL KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

<b>2017-2018 Kelly Lane Primary School Kindergarten Registration</b><br>Kindergarten registration will be held at Kelly Lane Primary School, 60 Kelly Lane, on …

Education

GRANBY MEMORIAL MIDDLE SCHOOL HONOR ROLL 2ND QUARTER 2016-2017

<b>GRADE 8</b><b><br>HIGH HONORS</b><br>Dina Alfarone, Olivia Ashe, Spencer Bennett, Zachary Brewer, Caroline Burnett, Aniela Cashman, Ashley Coon, Jenna Cox, Jack DeGray, …

Entertainment

COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP ASSOCIATION OF GRANBY ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIPS

<b>By Lisa Holm</b><p>Community Scholarship Association of Granby (CSAG) offers annual scholarships to graduating Granby Memorial High School seniors. …

Students

41 PERCENT OF CONNECTICUT TOWNS HAVE ETHICS COMMISSIONS

With the June retirement of veteran Town Manager Bill Smith, and in anticipation of the search for a new administrator, an exploratory committee of …

Ethics

P&Z APPROVES ZONING CHANGE

The application seeking a change of zone for a portion of properties located at 91 and 85R Salmon Brook Street was approved at the February 14 …

Housing

SOLAR HEAT

<b>By Shirley Murtha</b><p>At the February 6 Board of Selectmen meeting, Kent McCord and Barry Avery presented information on the Solarize CT Campaign, …

School Administration

CHALLENGES EXIST AS BUDGET PROCESS BEGINS

<b>By Shirley Murtha</b><p>The annual Three Board Meeting took place on January 23, 2017, following a review by Blum Shapiro CPA Nikoleta McTigue of the three …

School Administration

GOVERNOR'S BUDGET PULLS FUNDING FROM TOWN

<b>By Michael B. Guarco, Jr.,<br>Chair, Board of Finance</b><p>In early February, the governor sent his biennial budget proposal to the legislature. Facing a $1.7 …

Retirement

P&Z PUBLIC HEARING JAN. 24

The Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing on a resubmitted application seeking a change of zone from Residential 30 (R30) to Planned …

Housing

ATHLETIC, MUSIC, LANGUAGE PROGRAMS COULD SUFFER UNDER GOVERNOR'S PROPOSAL

<b>By Kim Becker</b><p>Governor Malloy, in an effort to revive the sinking teachers’ pension fund, has proposed that school districts statewide contribute $400 …

Education

IN TOWN FOCUS

<b>Women’s Breakfast</b><br>Fun with Painted Faces is the topic for the next women’s breakfast on <b>March 1</b>. Breakfast is $3. Call Corinne Dickerson at …

Colorado

HAPPENINGS AT THE CENTER

<b>Director of Human Resources:</b> Sandra Yost<b><br>Senior & Social Services administrative Assistant:</b> Trish Tappenden<b><br>Hours: 8</b>:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.<b><br>Phone:</b> …

Tai Chi

GRANBY FARMERS MARKET ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL SEASON DATES

<b>By Danielle Sturgeon</b><p>The Granby Farmers Market is excited to announce its official season. After last year’s success, the market is moving forward …

Farmers' Markets