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Aerial View of ‘The Square’ West Groton. Drone photo by John Ellenberger

 Shortly after moving to town a couple was asked by a neighbor how they liked living in West Groton.  While the response was peppered with pleasantries and positive adjectives, embedded in the couple’s memory was the emphasis on West Groton and not the town of Groton. That was 1979 and the couple...

Wendy Frank ‘s Music & Poetry Camp for Girls, 2018. They sang This Land is Your Land, Row Row Row Your Boat as a round, and Listen to the Water [a song about rivers and the animals that live there]. Pictured l to r: Sierra Scully, Josefina Brumbaugh, Jaiya Chase, Charlotte Blount, Ana Sanchez & Aimee Sanchez. Photo by Wendy Frank. 

In this photo taken at the General Field the week of July 16, a combine pumps winter rye into a gravity wagon for transport back to Excalibur Farm, owned and operated by John and Laurie Smigelski. Once back at the farm, the grain goes through a cleaning process, dropping out debris, weed seeds, and...
"The House of the Long Roof", or the Ascension House, stood on Farmer’s Row in the 19th century. The steeply pitched roof was unique in Groton as was its use as a gathering place for the Millerites, a religious sect founded by William Miller, a farmer and lay preacher from New York state who...

Image From hand-painted postcard of Old Groton High, also called The Butler School, which was located on the current site of Prescott School. Photo and anecdote courtesy of Earl Carter's Groton History Museum

 During the ascendency of the Ku Klux Klan in Groton as in much of America in the 1920s the Klan tried to have postcards with this image of Groton High School [also known as the Butler School] to be collected and destroyed because the weathervane on the bell tower appeared to be a cross, [see arrow...
 On Aug. 4 and 5, Groton’s Pia Anctil, Robert Anctil, Jacqueline Baker, Kevin Barrett, Craig Bennett, Peter Difranco, Christopher Frothingham, Douglas Furciniti, Kenneth Jeffries, Beth Lindstrom, Tim Mahan, Charles McKinney, James McLean, Raymond Murphy, Laura OConnell-Wylie, Laura Pollard, Jeff...
The Loaves & Fishes 5th Annual Golf Tournament, which took place on June 11 at Shaker Hills Country Club, was co-sponsored by Catania Oils (Ayer), Maugel Architects (Harvard) and Wilson Brothers HVAC, Inc. (Pepperell).  We had a great turnout, lots of fun, and we raised more than $10,400. 100%...

A vibrant 80-year-old Joan Reardon is founder and owner of The Natural Market, a business presence on Groton’s Main Street for 40 years, advocates for the healing power of whole foods, herbs and supplements. CBD Oil is a new and popular offering driving sales growth.  Photo by Russell Harris

*/  Forty years ago, Joan Reardon left her career as a Registered Nurse to open The Natural Market on Groton’s Main Street. She was driven by a belief that teaching about the power of natural foods and supplements could do more to improve health than continuing to work in the traditional medical...

 Maintaining historic buildings is a lot of work. Here painters scrape decades of layers off Groton's Old Meeting House in preparation for a fresh coat of paint. Photo by Steve Lieman

 
The Old Meeting House, facing out on Minuteman common, is the most important historic  building in Groton. Although it is First Parish Church now, for more than 100 years it did double duty as both town hall and church as was customary in Colonial New England. Here, in this Meeting House, residents...

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