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Soldiers of the 6th MA Regiment marching to Camp Devens, 1917.

The year 2017 marks both 100 years since Camp Devens was built and 100 years since the United States became involved in World War I. As part of its on-going anniversary celebration, the Fort Devens Museum is sponsoring a World War I Living History Weekend on August 5th and 6th at the quadrangle...

Pictured left to right are Cindy Smith, Lisa Murray, Lee Burton, Eileen Diaz, Trina Walsh, DPW Director Tom Delaney, Laura Semple, and Penny Hommeyer. Missing from picture are Garden Club members Effie Stewart and Connie Sartini. Photo by Connie Sartini

Nine members of the Groton Garden Club along with DPW member Trina Walsh spent hours weeding, pulling invasive bittersweet, raking leaves, and in general tackling a major cleanup of the area around Town Hall. Town officials contacted the Club and asked for their help, and they were there! The DPW...

Installing the Weathervane. Drone Photo by Greg Premru. 

From the spire of Old Meeting House/First Parish Church, looking north-east down Rte. 40, Bob Levesque of American Steeple in Salem, Master Contractor for Phase One of the Old Meetinghouse project, and Lynne Spencer of Spencer & Vogt of Preservation Architects of Charleston, return the ancient...
Spotted at Lost Lake on July 4, 2017.

Camp Devens was carved out of the “wilderness” with 43,700,000 feet of lumber, 3,260,000 square feet of wallboard, 8,938 doors and 20 carloads of nails. Archival photo.

The year 2017 will mark 100 years since Camp Devens was carved out of the “wilderness” with 43,700,000 feet of lumber, 3,260,000 square feet of wallboard, 8,938 doors, 20 carloads of nails, and 20 miles of roads. It’s an anniversary worth celebrating as the beginning of a century that would leave...
Photographic images of Americans who fought in the Revolutionary War are exceptionally rare because few soldiers of 1775-1783 lived until the advent of practical photography in the early 1840s. Joe Baumam, a Utah-based journalist spent three decades seeking out, researching and compiling many of...
Gloria Ackroyd of Groton (center) was presented with a special Appreciation Pin by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts for her exemplary service and leadership for more than 25 years. Pictured with Gloria are (L-R) Patricia A. Parcellin, Chief Executive Officer of GSEMA; and Tricia Tilford,...

Garden Club and Fire Department members are joined by Town Manager Mark Haddad, center, at the Center Station on Farmer's Row.

The Groton Garden Club spent the hottest day so far this summer bringing to life the area surrounding the 9-11 Memorial at the new Center Fire Station. Gathering on the morning of June 12 in 90 degree heat, with spades, gloves, shovels, and water, the crew of sixteen members of the Garden Club...
Preparing for services at the Mound, Groton Cemetery, Memorial Day 2017. Photo by Russell Harris
The past decade has brought yoga into the mainstream in both Groton and the rest of the U.S. For those new to yoga, it is, in its simplest form, a series of physical postures geared to relax the body as it unites the mind and spirit. Yoga’s roots originated in the fifth and sixth centuries BCE but...

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