Doug Ruby shows off his chops on the Euphonium. The Euphonium has been called the ‘king of band instruments’, or the ‘cello of the band’, because of its similarity in timbre and ensemble role of the cello. Euphoniums are wildly used in many marches, and in brass band music of the British tradition. While the euphonium was not historically part of the standard jazz big band or combo, the instrument’s technical facility and large range make it well-suited to a jazz solo role.
One of the most fraught challenges of later life is transitioning from the world of conventional employment into a new phase of life, a phase we call ‘retirement’. So-called ‘retirement’ can be challenging, full of peril and promise.
The greatest peril often lies in the difficulty of finding a...
Groton's Friends of the Tree Warden lead Arbor Day festivities and tree planting on the town common in front of the Congregational Church on Main Street.
Nashoba Tech sophomores, from left: Addison Cosker (Shirley), Aaliyah Barry (Pepperell), Jack Harrington (Groton) and Zelene Berry (Templeton), helped to prepare lunch for a group of homeless veterans from Lowell.
Joyce L. Faiola,
The veterinarian and much loved writer James Herriot whose best selling books chronicle his work and life in the Yorkshire Dales during the 1940-60s would be surprised to learn that in the U.S. today more than $70 billion is spent each year on pets. Sixty percent of all...
While canoeing on the Nashua River last week, David Brewster photographed nesting bald eagles.
by Mary J Metzger
“This is the week when all the bears are out of their dens,” said Chalis Bird, Northeast District Wildlife Biologist when she spoke April 10 at the Ayer Town Hall as part of a program co-sponsored by the Ayer Library and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife...
Artist's rendering of the new Indian Hill Music complex under construction on Old Ayer Road.
Rendering of the large 1,000-seat concert hall under construction at The Music Center at Indian Hill, designed by Epstein Joslin Architects, Inc. A dramatic 360 degree virtual tour of the concert hall and other areas of the new complex can be seen at the architects’ website: https: //www....
Bobcat checks for rodents in vegetable garden. Photo was taken in West Groton by Pete Carson
This is a photo from a reenactment of the opening hostilities of the Revolutionary War at the ‘Rude Bridge’ in Concord. Although Groton Minutemen arrived too late for this battle, the people of Groton played an active and key role in the decision to go to war with Great Britian and in fighting the war, seeking their independence. An opportunity to learn more about our history through a dramatic presentation will take place at The Old Meeting House [First Parish Church] on Saturday, April 13. Sarting at 6:30 p.m. on the Minutemen Common, the 6th Middlesex Regiment will perform a Muster and Demonstration. The dramatic Patriots Path - Groton 1765-1776 presentation begins in the meeting house at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Free of charge. Please see information ad on page 8
On Saturday, April 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the Minuteman Common, see a dramatic presentation crafted from the special stories of our town immediately before, during and in the wake of the American revolution. Patriots’ Paths recovers these lost stories. Farmers, widows, Loyalists, spies,...
West Groton turkeys strut their stuff.