Granby Drummer September 2016

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​McLean resident tracks family roots back to the 1700s

By Ellen Meuser<p>​When McLean Resident Michael Gorman heard about the wonderful work that Media Center Coordinator Stephen Root was doing in genealogy, …

The Arts

<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 …

​Granby Artists Open Studio Tour to Showcase New Members

By Lori Catlin Garcia<br>The Granby Artists Association will hold their annual Open Studio Tour Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 16 at home studios …

South-of-the-Border dinner and music night planned

Prepare for a fun night out on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. and bring your friends. The Granby Senior Center hosts an enjoyable evening full of …

Grow

<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 …

District Champs!

East Granby/Granby/Windsor “Granbeast” juniors softball team won the District 6 Championship game on June 24. The team went on to play in the state …

​Adventure, discovery, and the thrill of flight

Have the adventure of a lifetime in a single afternoon! From simulators to supersonic jets, from flying machines to the space age, the New England …

​New England Dance Centers wins big at national competitions

By Ashley Williams<br>Over the summer, the dancers at New England Dance and Gymnastics Centers (NEDC) in Westfield, Mass. and Granby, took home national …

Off to training

Bette is heading to training at Guiding Eyes for the Blind after a special blessing at First Church. This is the second puppy that was raised by the …

“Gerry’s Flowers” Brighten the Granby Town Green

By Doreen McWhirter<br>Now in its fourth year, the garden at the intersection of Routes 10/202 and 20 in Granby provides a splash of color and classic …

Granby Community Fund receives award

The Farmington Valley YMCA awarded the Granby Community Fund the “Community Partner Award” in recognition of its collaborative efforts that have …

HUMANS OF GRANBY

By Emma Smith<p>Sarah Bennet<br>Age 15<br>Granby High School Sophomore<br>JV Volleyball, JV Track, trying for Varsity, Horseback riding<b><br>Tell something you are proud</b> …

FOGPLis accepting donations for the 34th annual used book sale

By Kathleen Mack<br>The Friends of Granby Public Library (FOGPL) will gladly accept your “gently loved” books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles, games, toys and other …

New pole at Granby Memorial High School symbolizes peace

By John R. Nieb<p>​ The Peace Pole is a recent addition to Granby Memorial High School property to symbolize world peace. It is a hand-crafted monument …

​Granby Education Foundation gets $2,500 grant from GoodWorks Insurance

GoodWorks Insurance recently gave a $2,500 GoodWorks Community Grant to the Granby Education Foundation (GEF). Based in Glastonbury, GoodWorks …

Update on the plans for the Holcomb Farm arboretum

By Eric Lukingbeal<br>As was noted in the most recent issue of the <i>Drummer</i>, the notion of an arboretum at Holcomb Farm is now under study. This is not a …

“What Ifs” in Life Series

The Granby Senior Center starts a new series in September for people who plan to retire and stay in Granby. This is a chance to educate yourself on …

A Christmas Carol auditions

<b>A Christmas Carol comes to Granby<br>Good Company Theater announces its next show, a holiday musical called A Christmas Carol, with songs from Mr.</b> …

CIVIC CLUB 9'16.

Civic Club welcomes Chief Rosensweig<br>The Granby Civic Club will begin its 103rd year with a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Senior …

SBHS Fall Flea Market

Mark your calendar: Saturday, Oct. 15 is the Salmon Brook Historical Society’s Fall Flea Market, open from 9 a.m. and to 4 p.m. Anyone interested in …

FV-VNA Screenings and Clinic

The Farmington Valley VNA’s free blood pressure screenings are available without appointment Tuesday, <b>Sept. 6</b>, 9–10:30 a.m. at the YMCA in Granby; …

Women’s Breakfast

Steven Olechna will do a program entitled Poetry in Motion for the Granby Women’s Breakfast Group on Wednesday, <b>Sept. 9,</b> at the Granby Senior Center. …

Tag Sale and more

The West Granby United Methodist Church will hold its annual Tag Sale and More on Saturday, <b>Oct. 1</b> from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Admission is free. Great …

Volunteers Needed

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

MS Support

A support group for those with multiple sclerosis meets the <b>second and fourth Monday</b> of each month, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Granby Senior Center. …

SBHS Engine Show

On Saturday, <b>Oct. 1</b> the Salmon Brook Historical Society, 208 Salmon Brook Street, will have its annual Small Engine Show, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. See …

Annual Amaryllis Bulb Sale

The Granby Senior Club’s third annual Amaryllis Bulb Sale starts <b>Sept. 7</b>. This year’s selection is Candy Floss, a 12-inch stem in luminous rose pink …

Granby Land Trust Presentation

The public is invited to a presentation, Granby Land Trust and the Salmon Brooks: A Symbiosis, by Richard Caley. The presentation and open discussion …

Granby Camera Club

The Granby Camera Club will meet on Monday, <b>Sept. 12,</b> at the Granby Senior Center at 7 p.m. The meeting topic will be Getting to Know the Granby …