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*/ 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,...
[Ed: Culled from the papers and scrapbooks of Groton's venerable 19th century collector of stories, Dr. Samuel Green.]      Henry Farwell, of Groton, was born July 21, 1724. He was a soldier during the French and Indian War. Later Captain Farwell commanded a company of Groton Minute Men at the...

Groton Dunstable Cheer Team puts on a great show at Grotonfest

Troop 1 Glacier National Park crew left to right – Kyle Zimmer, Andrew Wilson, Dean Marsh, Ryan Donaruma, Will Arthur, Nick Marsh, Ed Murray, (not in the picture – Lisa Murray). 

  This summer Troop 1 West Groton had Boy Scouts and leaders attend two different high adventure trips.  High adventure trips are geared towards Boy Scouts age 14 or older who have attained the rank of First Class.  These trips challenge the boys’ skills and sense of adventure.    On July 8 a crew...
*/     Two members of Groton Electric Light Department’s [GELD] linecrew are in Homestead, Florida, just outside Miami, working to restore electrical service along with with a group of twenty others from Massachusetts. Like Groton, Homestead has the wisdom and good fortune to have its own...

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