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Tell about a book you are reading/ have read…
I tend to read technical manuals since these fit with my occupation. I am also an avid photographer and recently read The Digital Photography Book by Scott Kelby. He uses humor in his manuals; one heading was “the other most important secret” where the secret, in fact, was just a good practical tip. A few weeks ago I was on a business trip to Shanghai and took a panoramic shot of the city from a boat on the river that runs past it. I printed it out in black and white, and then in color to get the different light perspectives. Kelby’s book helped to confirm the techniques that I use to get shots like these.
College 101 is one last down-and-dirty review of the real life decisions you will be making as freshmen, and what you need to remember to stay safe and keep your friends alive.
Spend 90 minutes on Tuesday, July 25, at 7 p.m. to review what you need to know before you hit campus in August.
By John Violette, DVM
Summer is finally upon us. Seems like it would never get here. The cold wet spring brought us the plague of ticks. None of us can remember such vast numbers of ticks on our dogs and on ourselves. They typically die down during the hot, dry summer months and return in the fall. Hopefully this is the case this summer and we can return to walking our dogs in the fields and forests of Granby. In the meantime, tuck your pant legs into your socks and give your dogs flea and tick preventatives. The newer oral meds are proving to be far superior to the topical variety in killing the ticks that attach to our dogs. Don’t forget to treat your cats, too. Outdoor cats are notorious for transporting the little blood-sucking parasites into the home.
Stop & Shop would like to thank the generous donors who made their pet food drive a success. Eight full carriages of pet food were then donated to Bandits Place, Mary’s Kitty Corner, Southwick Animal Rescue, Simon Foundation, Granby Animal Control and Small Animal Rescue. Pictured from left are: Chris Willett, Rosanne Reis, Julia Ouellette, Jameson Krajcik and Rosia Kennedy.
GMHS Senior, caregiver at Small World Daycare, member of women’s a cappella singing group, chorus member at the high school and First Church
bad about being a high school senior…
These are the good things. I have a strategy for success that has been in place for several years now. I am very familiar with my school, its routines, and how to study in order to get good grades. I know all my teachers well and where to go to get help, even how to write a paper effectively by deciding whether to attack the main idea or set a series of goals. I also have a great group of friends and know who to depend on when the need arises.
Alan Addley is the 2017 recipient of the Outstanding Superintendent Award given by the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education Alumni Board. Addley was recognized on March 18 at the Neag School’s 19th Annual Awards Ceremony in Storrs.
Addley received his Ed.D. from UConn’s Neag School of Education in 2014. Prior to this, Addley earned his Connecticut Intermediate Administrator Certification in 1997 and a Connecticut Superintendent certificate from the Executive Leadership Program in 2007, both from the Neag School. Addley received a bachelor of science degree in education and mathematics from the New University of Ulster in Northern Ireland in 1984 and a master of science degree in education from Western Connecticut State University in 1993. He currently serves as the superintendent of Granby Public Schools, where he has been since 2008.
Receptionist/Accounts Payable Clerk--
Tri State Kenworth
Tell about yourself…
I have been in Granby for 18 years and in fact live in the same house my husband grew up in. Currently I am working for a Kenworth large truck dealership. Local companies like Beacon, State Line Oil, Pierce Builders and Arrow Concrete drive our trucks.
I have two older children and like taking long walks. I am very involved in Relay for Life which is a non-profit organization that holds events to secure funds for the American Cancer Society. Soon we will be putting on a concert at Granby high that will feature the acoustic music of Atlas Gray.
Equal Pay Day was an opportunity to bring awareness to the issue of equal pay for all. Participating businesses were given a toolkit with information to pass along to customers to bring awareness. In the packet were suggestions for businesses. Most here in Granby simply handed out information and stickers. Granby Village Health chose to give women a free juice from their juice bar in addition to providing information.
By Peggy Lareau
A vibrant legacy has emerged from a strong bond between Seth and Lucy Holcombe and their veterinarian and friend, Harry W. Werner, VMD. With an estate gift of over $5 million, the Holcombes of North Granby endowed an academic chair and innovative equine center at the University of Pennsylvania veterinary school (Penn Vet) in the name of Dr. Werner, an alumnus. Dr. Werner operates Werner Equine with his wife and practice manager Susan, based at their mini-farm in North Granby.
“Endowing a chair” is a collegiate phrase for a giving a substantial financial gift to an academic institution, which is sufficient to generate income to support a full professor’s salary indefinitely. At Penn Vet, professors’ chairs are typically endowed with a gift of $3 million. The Holcombes’ estate gift establishes the “Dr. Harry Werner Professorship in Equine Medicine “ at New Bolton Center. The additional $2 million donation enables Penn Vet also to fund the creative “Werner Center for Equine Wellness.” As Dr. Werner puts it, “the center is the bus, and the professorship is the driver of the bus.”
By John R. Nieb
Fourth graders learned about having healthy bodies and minds during the third annual Wellness Day, which was held at Wells Road Intermediate School from 1-3 p.m. on February 17.
Wellness Day is a collaborative effort between the Granby Public School District’s wellness committee and Sodexo, the district’s food service contractor, to celebrate and promote healthy bodies and minds for the district’s students.
“It is an important part of developing student knowledge of having healthy bodies and minds. This is important for engagement and success in school and beyond,” said Patricia Law, director of curriculum and professional development. “Developing this knowledge early helps students to make good choices throughout their lives.”