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Senior Center Annual Senator & Representative BBQ

State Senator Eileen Donoghue and Representative Sheila Harrington will host their annual cook-out at the Groton Senior Center Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 11:30 a.m. This BBQ is the perfect opportunity for seniors and other Groton residents to share their feelings on issues with the legislators that represent them on Beacon Hill. This BBQ is a free event. Sign-up at the Senior Center front desk by calling 978-448-1170.

Girl Scouts Calling Empty Nesters

If you have a little time to spare, the local service unit for the Girl Scouts needs you! The group is seeking adult volunteers, including a Registrar for girls joining in the fall. Training will be provided. There are other opportunities as well with the Nashaway Service Unit, which serves Groton, Dunstable, Ayer and Shirley. Celebrating its 100th anniversary year, Girl Scouting is more important than ever for girls to develop skills, confidence, and friendship.

Concert Series at the Healing Garden

Relax and enjoy beautiful chamber music in a delightful setting on a Sunday afternoon! Virginia Thurston Healing Garden announces the next "Concert at the Garden" Sunday, August 12 at 3 p.m. Several ensembles from Indian Hill Music's Adult program will perform chamber music from a variety of the classic composers.

New Fire Station to be Lower and Closer to the Road

Alan Brown, architect with the firm of Dore & Whittier, and John Perry, an engineer with Gale Associates, updated the Planning Board on the status of the schematic design for the proposed Center Fire Station to be located on a portion of a large hayfield located on Farmer's Row. The town voted at Spring Annual Town Meeting to purchase the parcel from the Lawrence Homestead Trust, which will retain the remaining three lots that comprise the balance of the hayfield.

Care Giver Support Group

A Care Giver Support Group for anyone who is caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease, or any dementia related disease, is being held at RiverCourt Residences, 8 West Main St., West Groton first Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. Light refreshments are served. To join call: Debby Fagone, director/Reflections Program, 978-448-4122.

Fire Station Committee Demonstrates the Best of Volunteer Government

Demonstrating dedication and hard work, evaluating contrary ideas, leaving no detail unexamined, the work of the Center Fire Station Siting Committee shows that volunteer town government can effectively gather information needed to make good decisions-- decisions that will help us find the right path forward. The members of the committee are to be commended and thanked for their work.

Just a Day Dream?

The eleven acre Lawrence Homestead field, a beautiful reminder of Groton's rural past, a reminder of our self-sufficient agricultural history, is about to be divided into three house lots and a new fire station. The Lawrence Homestead Trust, intending to sell 3 housing lots by taking the field out of 61A Agricultural protection and by paying seven years of back taxes, plans to sell three house lots in addition to the parcel of land reserved for the Fire Station.

Groton's Dream Machine and the Overrides Ahead

When contemplating buying a new family car, every family member has their heart's desire, one perhaps yearning for a powerful engine and sporty styling, the other wanting extra seating for children, the kids dreaming of individual video screens and ports for their ipods, everyone imagining their own personal dream machine. But, after an interlude of fantasizing, budget reality trims fantasy down to size, down to a real vehicle with a realistic price, one the family can actually afford.


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