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Groton’s Platt Builders added to their many accolades this month when they were named the Gold Winner for Best Residential Master Bedroom Suite at the annual Prism Awards hosted by the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB). The Prism Award follows closely on the heels of the...
*/ Construction of the new Shirdi Sai Temple on the Groton-Littleton town-line is nearly complete. A representative from the temple spoke at the beginning of Monday’s Town Meeting session to let Groton residents know that there will be an open house in November for the public to visit the temple...

Movie Crew prepares for shoot at Fitch’s Barn on Longley Road. Crew was also seen shooting at Kevin Lindemer’s barn on Boston Road and at the billiard hall in Ayer. Photo by John Ellenberger

  Astute observers may have noticed what appears to be a movie crew setting up at various locations around Groton.  This is indeed a movie crew out of Devens’ New England Studios filming a feature preliminarily titled, “Ghost Light” in Groton, Ayer and Concord.  Ghost Light was written and is being...

Girl Scouts learn to bake cornbread at the Camp Skills Extravaganza

*/ Seventy Girl Scouts from Groton and surrounding communities attended a Girl Scout Camp Skills Extravaganza on September 16 at the Dunstable Rural Land Trust.    The scouts moved through a series of stations set up by camp organizers to learn wood skills and lashing, first aid, how to fish,...
*/ Stonemason Tom Casson of Greenville, NH was featured in last week’s Herald exhibiting his extraordinary stonework on the restoration of the cut-granite retaining wall along the old Priest farm on Old Ayer Rd. The objective is, in his words, “to construct the wall on its original footprint...
*/    Prescott School Community Center offered a class this fall to explore Groton Trails. Six hikers led by Paul Funch (far left), President of Groton Trails Committee, are taking three hikes. The first hike was to explore and identify drumlins, formed by the retreating glacier in the last ice...

The artist in her studio. Carol Canner examines details of one of her sculptural mirror frames, a frame series inspired by nature. To make the original, Carol first sculpted the frame in modeling clay. The clay mockup was then used to create a master mold. Next, the master mold became a template for production. After casting a frame with a specialty resin and then letting it cure, base coats are applied, preparing the frame for hand-painting. Photo by Russell Harris  

*/    Since 1970 some of the world’s most exquisite mirrors have been made in West Groton at Carvers’ Guild workshop. Here Carl and Carol Canner work with more than a dozen artisans and painters painstakingly working through complex processes required to bring these elegant framed mirrors to life...
[From Butlers History of Groton]      In Groton of the 1680s, it was customary for the town to choose large committees to advise Selectmen on prudent management of the town. These committees would draw up their instructions, and have them put on record with the transactions of the town. Item 10 of...

Rebuilding the ‘Great Wall of Groton.’ Stone craftsman Tom Cosson hews stone for repairs to the great wall, a cut-granite retaining wall running in a gentle arc along Old Ayer Road bordering what used to be Donald Priest’s Apple Orchard. Photo by Nancy Ohringer

    A massive, crumbling, 1,200-foot-long, cut-granite, retaining wall follows a gentle arc along the edge of Old Ayer Road on property that used to be Donald Priest’s apple orchard, now owned by Indian Hill Music Center.       Over the past 50 years there have been numerous well-intentioned ...
The following advertisement appeared in the Boston Evening Post, October 7, 1754.     "Ran away from John Blair of Groton, an Irish stout and lusty servant man about 21 years of age, named John Casey, a cooper by trade. When he ran away he was wearing a light bearskin coat with brass buttons,...

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