Granby Drummer October 2016

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Casting a Ballot in Granby’s Past

by Carol Laun<br>In the 18th and 19th centuries, Granby voters decided most local questions and elections by a voice vote or a show of hands. For State …

Bruce Porter Music Series

Alice Robbins on cello and viola da gamba, with Christa Rakich, on harpsichord and organ will perform on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 4 p.m. at South Church, …

Elvis Remembered

​Come to Holcomb Farm on Friday, Oct. 28, for an evening of great musical entertainment. The fun starts at 4 p.m. Guests may bring the beverage of …

Granby Artists to host annual Open Studio Tour Oct. 15-16

By Lori Catlin Garcia<br>Sixteen members of the Granby Artists’ Association have been busy making fine art and craft in preparation for its annual Open …

Granby Land Trust and Granby Artists Association host annual juried art show

By Trish Percival<br>On Oct. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m., the Granby Land Trust and the Granby Artists Association will open their 11th annual juried art show …

Interactive theatrical experience #trending coming to First Church

In Medias Arts is proud to bring its interactive theatrical experience, #trending, a choose-your-own adventure story for social media lovers, to …

Local artist chosen to lead class in Windsor

By Shirley Murtha<br>Local artist Bill Simpson has been invited to teach a class in oil painting at the Windsor Art Center Studios on Central Street in …

Useless, humorous farm implements showcase local artist’s talents

By Jennifer Russell Benson<br>If you have driven by Monrovia Nursery Company on Route 10 at Floydville Road since last summer, you may have noticed two …

Granby Farmers Market season comes to a close

The Granby Farmers Market has officially concluded its first season, and what a success it was! The new project began in June, and took place at …

Granby Open Farm

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A Perfectly Simple Apple Pie

By Susan Accetura<br>“Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.” (Jane Austen)<br>It’s apple season here in Connecticut. From a …

Have you seen any signs of Eagles in Granby lately?

By Troy Chicoine<br>Boy Scout Troop 125 is proud to acknowledge its most recent Eagle Scout, Tristan Courtemanche. Courtemanche recently achieved the …

High Meadow donates to GCF

The Granby Community Fund is grateful to High Meadow Day Camp for donating the proceeds from its Penny Carnival to the fund. Many thanks to Ben …

Holland hikes the Appalachian Trail raising money for juvenile diabetes cure

By Ann McGinley<br>Local resident Michael Holland (GMHS 2009) has been hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT) since April in an effort to raise money to help …

Student earns HERO Sports Division III preseason First Team All-America honors

Coming off a historic season a year ago, Springfield College senior Lauren Holt was chosen to the HERO Sports Division III Preseason All-America …

NEAM launches Mustang Muster

On Sunday, Oct. 2 the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks will host a gathering of iconic Ford Mustangs to celebrate the completion of the …

Abby’s lemonade benefits pediatric cancer research

Abby Spencer ran a lemonade stand to benefit pediatric cancer research and the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. Abby is …

Cat Shelter Needs Volunteers

Mary’s Kitty Korner, a no-kill cat shelter in Granby, needs volunteers to help care for its kitties until they find their “fur-ever” homes. If you …

Celebrate Granby 2016

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Remembering Polly Hall

On Thursday, Oct. 20, the Granby Civic Club will meet at the Senior Center at 1 p.m. for its annual Tea Cup Event.<br>The late Polly Hall, a longtime …

Granby Community Fund needs your support

By Jean Miller, GCF president<br>By now all Granby, West Granby and North Granby residents should have received the Granby Community Fund (GCF) mailing …

Humans of Granby

by Emma Smith<p>Father Thomas E. Ptaszynski<br>Age 70<br>Pastor at St. Therese Church<br>Tell about a powerful memory…<br>That is easy; it would be the day of my …

New LGBTQ-friendly community space arrives in Granby

by Elliot Altomare<br>The Harbor, a free Sunday Night gathering for community members to come together and share community, dinner, and a short UU/UCC …

GMHS Class of 1966 gathers

The Granby Memorial High School Class of 1966 gathered on Sept. 10 to celebrate its fiftieth class reunion. Twenty-seven classmates and their guests …

Kearns School Study Committee forms

The Frank M. Kearns School Study Committee will begin meeting regularly to discuss the future of the now-vacant building. The five-member committee …

BOE kicks off school year with blow to budget

By Kim Becker<br>The Granby Board of Education faces a $115,000 reduction in Open Choice funding from the state as its budget woes continue to trickle …

Amendments made to LAFD tax abatement program

by Shirley Murtha<br>The Lost Acres Fire Department recently was granted an update to the rules that enable firefighters to attain tax abatement, a …

Pollworkers are urgently needed

This is an historic election year with an unprecedented upsurge in new voter registrations. New pollworkers are needed for data entry, helping at …