Kelsey McCormick is excited. So is Marlena Gilbert. And so is Margot Bouvier. They have their dresses picked out and they’re all counting down the days to their prom, the Fifth Annual Mom Prom Nashua. McCormick, one of the organizers of the effort several years ago, reported in an email that “Last year we had more »
“We’re working with the FBI and state police to see if we can come to some sort of resolution or conclusion,” on the phone calls that shut down Groton Center for almost two hours yesterday afternoon, Groton Police Chief Donald Palma said. “We’re still playing with the tape (of the 911 calls). We’ve asked them more »
Arts & Leisure
Winter is turning to spring, wildlife is stirring, and so are the nature programs at the Nashua River Watershed Association. On Sunday, March 29, 2015, at 2 p.m., Mary Holland will present a free program on the wonders of New England wildlife. Holland is the author of Naturally Curious: A Photographic Field Guide and Month-by-Month more »
Will Premru, a local outdoor photographer and sophomore at Groton-Dunstable Regional High School, has been awarded a Silver Medal for his photograph “Hiker’s Home” in the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2015. The photograph, taken in Iceland, won a regional gold key, and was displayed with other regional winners at the School of more »
This year’s Groton READS book is Following Atticus: Forty-Eight Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship by Tom Ryan, a 2011 memoir. All are invited to read the book (copies are available for check out) and take part in the many Groton READS 2015 activities. All Groton READS events are made possible by the more »
Chefs from one end of the Nashoba River Valley to the other are prepping for the 14th Annual “Taste of Nashoba Valley,” on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Produced by the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce, it will serve up the area’s finest food from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the Lawrence Academy Stone Athletic Center in Groton. more »
The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC) will perform selections from its “Wicked Awesome” show of Broadway songs by Stephen Schwartz on Sunday, March 8 at 3 p.m. at the Groton-Dunstable Performing Arts Center, sponsored by the First Parish Church of Groton, Unitarian Universalist and the First Parish Church United of Westford. The churches are co-sponsoring more »
Sports and Outdoors
The Groton-Dunstable Crusaders girl’s basketball team took off hot in its first post-season game last week, but got knocked out of MIAA Division 2 play this weekend, falling to the Medfield Warriors.
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AUBURN – As far as Lindsay Werner is concerned, the theme of the Groton-Dunstable Crusaders’ tournament run this year is “revenge” – for missing out on the tournament the past two years, and for being eliminated in the first round in their last appearance in 2012. The no. 3 seed Auburn Rockets were the first more »
Four Lawrence Academy athletes are slated to compete in postseason or conference competition. Wrestler Francis Corvino is off to Pennsylvania this weekend for the National Prep Wrestling Championships and three members of the girl’s basketball team, Erin Antosh, Emily Pratt, and Gabby Reuter have earned slots on the 2014-15 NEPSAC Class B East All-Star Team.
WESTON – Passing, defense, rebounding – the Lawrence Academy girl’s varsity Spartans struggled with key playmaking skills and came up short in a 74-42 loss to the Rivers Red Wings Saturday at Benson Gymnasium. It was the second time the Spartans had given up 70 points in a game, and both instances resulted in losses more »
Thomas E. Wyatt of Fitchburg, died on March 24, 2015 at his winter home in Spring Hill, Florida. He was born on the Williams farm in Groton Massachusetts. on June 30, 1942, son of the late Alfred and Mary Williams Wyatt. He grew up in Groton and attended Groton High School. Tom worked at Hollingsworth more »
Former Groton Fire Chief, police officer, and town official Bennett Raddin Black, 92, passed away on March 22, 2015 at his home in Groton, Massachusetts. He was born on October 26, 1922 in Everett, Massachusetts. Bennett, “Ben,” graduated from Lawrence Academy in 1941 and from the University of New Hampshire at Durham in 1947. After more »
Former Groton Treasurer and Tax Collector Aldo Luca, 94, passed on March 23, 2015 with his loving children, Linda and Tim, and his son-in-law, Jerry Tarpey, by his side. Born in New York City on June 25, 1920, Aldo was the son of Italian immigrants Domenico Luca and Maria Monetucci. Raised in Brooklyn, he graduated more »
Irene M. Richard Collette, 91, formerly of Emery Road in Townsend, died Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Rivercourt Residences, West Groton. Her husband of 63 years, Richard O. Collette, died in 2009. She leaves three sons: R. Lee Collette and his partner, Lee McTighe of Townsend; Stephen J. Collette and his wife, Michelle, of West more »