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"To dance is to be out of yourself - larger, more beautiful, more powerful . . . this is power, it is glory on earth, and it is yours for the taking" - Agnes De Mille. Dance at Grotonfest. Photo by Russell Harris

 

 

by Michael LaTerz   Not unlike Indiana Jones, Groton resident Michael Danti travels to the Middle East to hunt for ancient artifacts, save them from a war-torn landscape, and champion their retrieval from an opportunistic black market. OK, he doesn’t carry a gun, or have Indy’s famous leather...
by Mary J Metzger   Since the demise of the dinosaurs, 65 million years ago, there has been a long-term gradual cooling of earth’s climate.      Hot tropical forests that once covered most of the earth gave way to grassland savannahs in Africa. Our ancestors went from a primarily fruit to...
If you have driven through West Groton Village this summer, you may have noticed the beautiful new blooms in the Carol Wheeler Memorial Park. The park was originally conceived and project led by Carl Canner, a West Groton business and residence abutter as the West Groton Park in an effort to...
The Orchestra of Indian Hill will kick off its 45th season with a performance featuring in- ternationally renowned concert violinist Rachel Barton Pine on Saturday, September 21stat the Littleton Performing Arts Center. The critically-acclaimed Orchestra of Indian Hill, under the direction of...

David MacAdam, second from right, directs a scene from Esther. Courtesy photo.

 

By Paul Cooke   Composer, playwright and director David MacAdam is a busy man. He wears two distinct hats: over the past three decades he has written and directed six original musical productions as the artistic director of New Life Fine Arts Musical Theater and he is one of the longest-...
by Bob Katzen, Beason Hill Roll Call   The Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) has been working on drafting new regulations for the marijuana industry in the Bay State. They presented them at two public hearings last week. The most controversial regulation was the one that would require...
by Nancy Cicco   “Rekindling the Light of Khmer Arts,” an event celebrating Cambodian culture and heritage, will unite the UMass Lowell community and the public for a celebration of dance, literature, filmmaking and folklore.      Featuring acclaimed writer and physicist Alan Lightman and...
The state’s annual Tomato Contest was held last week and the winners were: Slicing Category - MacArthur Farm, Holliston; Cherry Category - Freedom Food Farm, Raynham; Heirloom Category - Sienna Farms, Sudbury; and Heaviest Category - Kimball Fruit Farm, Pepperell.       “The annual Massachusetts...

Lindsay Koza and Ethan McNamara

[Note: see related story, on the Indian Roll, in this same Features section of this week's Groton Herald.]   by Connie Sartini   Two students from Groton-Dunstable Regional High School spent their summer vacation months cataloguing information on the precious historical records of the...

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