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Firefighters demonstrate the use of jaws of life at Fireman's Muster.

Folks flocked to the West Groton Firemen's Muster on Labor Day for fun and chicken. The line for the famous West Groton grilled chicken was long but worth the wait, and there were plenty of demonstrations, games, and fire engines. */
    There has been an alarming decline in the monarch population primarily due to milkweed habitat loss. They are in crisis throughout North America because they are wholly dependent on the milkweed plant. The number of monarchs has plummeted by almost 90 percent since the 1990s. Many conservation...

Garden Club members work on traffic island a Four Corners. Photo by Connie Sartini

Shown above is the Loaves & Fishes staff gathered together as they personally thank General Contractor Fred Schultz of Versacon (Lee, NH) for a job well done, on time and under budget, following their ribbon-cutting ceremony held on August 17th celebrating the newly configured pantry.  Pictured from left to right: Sharon Cordero, Admin. Asst.; Paul Niemira, Food Coordinator; Theresa Wilson, Client Advocate; Fred Schultz, General Contractor, Versacon; Sherrie Forest, Volunteer Coordinator; John Cauley, Food Coordinator Asst.; and Patricia Stern, Executive Director. Photo courtesy of Nancy Ohringer.

In 1983 in its first year of operation, Loaves & Fishes served 50 families. Twenty-three years later in 2006, Loaves & Fishes moved into its current facility on Barnum Rd. in Ayer. Last year, just 11 years later, their client population had more than doubled to 822 families. In order to...
Loaves & Fishes Backpack Program     Union Congregational Church in Groton has adopted the Loaves and Fishes BACKPACK PROGRAM  and will host this year’s event Friday, August 24 at The Bob Eisengrein Community Center, 100 Sherman Avenue, Devens. Registration forms are available at Loaves &...
It’s not yet a sure thing, but Harvard Town Administrator Tim Bragan said Columbia Pictures is considering working out a deal with the town of Harvard to shut down Harvard Center for three days of filming for a high-profile production of the Louisa May Alcott’s classic,  ‘Little Women” starring...

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...


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