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"Come now, and let us reason together." - Photo by Steve Lieman

 

Growing your own food was once a normal part of everyday life in Groton. Ever household had a garden often supplemented with wild foods foraged locally. A combination of inexpensive convenience foods along with job and time pressures changed our lives and the interest in locally grown and foraged wild foods de- clined. When everything was available at the supermarket, most people didn’t learn how food is grown or where it comes from. Now, many people are rediscovering the health benefits of connecting with nature and the positive impact foraging can have on our health. This week’s page one story is an account of a local man who delights in exploring the growing, discovery and preservation of locally grown and foraged foods

 

• His Interest in the Bounty of the Wild Parallels His Advocacy for Plant Diversity and His Leadership to Control Invasive Species in Town.   by Robert Stewart   When Johnny Appleseed propagated apple trees in the Midwest in the early 1800s, he created a sustainable food source that...

A Groton view of the Harvest Moon. Photo by Karen Riggert

 

When Harvard Lanes on Ayer Road in Harvard closed last summer after the death Anthony Graceffa - owner operator of more than 40 years - a cry of anguish went up from passionate members of the various Groton bowling leagues, aficionados who loved playing this quintessentially New England variant...

A serious moment at the September 11 commemoration at Town Field. Photo by Steve Lieman

 

It has been 20 years since Sept. 11, 2001. Some who live here now probably don’t know that three Groton residents died when their plane was hijacked and flown into the World Trade Center. Peter Hanson, his wife, Sue and their child Christine, 21⁄2 , were flying to California where they planned to...

- Photo by Nancy Ohringer

Passing by the former Lawrence Academy dorm, once known as the Waters Property, and now owned by the Groton Inn, observers could have thought the building was undergoing major renovation. The four large lifts surrounding the building were fully extended to the top of the roof on a beautiful,...
These photos were taken by a young Groton firefighter who had volunteered with an emergency rescue team from Massachusetts who travelled to Ground Zero several days after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City on Sep. 11, 2001. The photos were taken four days after the...

Photo by Nancy Ohringer

Pictured putting together new picnic tables under the newly built pavilion at Cow Pond for the Groton-Dunstable youth soccer program are, l - r, long-time board member in charge of field maintenance and Snack Shack aficionado Jeff Ohringer, new GDSC Board President David Pitkin, and long-time girls...

At the annual Labor Day Boy Scout yardsale a couple of local bears bask in the sun. Photo by Steve Lieman.

 

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