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Shakespeare Club of Grafton draws enthusiasts from all over region

Grafton – When one thinks of William Shakespeare, perhaps his classic works, such as “King Lear” or “Macbeth,” come to mind. Or perhaps one of the many great actors, such as Richard Burton or Sir Laurence Olivier, who played such memorable roles. Or perhaps one remembers studying a play in high school, such as “Romeo and Juliet.” Chances are though one does not think of Grafton when one thinks of Shakespeare. Unless one happens to be a member of the Shakespeare Club of Grafton (SCoG), a group of approximately 20 men and women, who love anything and everything about the Bard.

GHS students plan film fest as community service project

Grafton - A couple of months ago, Julien Cherry, a senior at Grafton High School (GHS), approached his friend Yusuf Sezer, a junior at GHS, about an idea for a community service project for the National Honor Society (NHS): a film festival.

Luthier lives the dream in Grafton

Grafton - Steve Beckwith was already living the dream before he and his wife Jan relocated to Grafton from Bolton this past fall. Beckwith, who left behind a high-stress, senior management position to launch his second career as a luthier - a craftsperson who builds and repairs guitars and other stringed instruments - is hoping that the move will make that dream just a little more visible.

Willard Clock Museum highlights 100 years of clock-making in Grafton

Grafton – At the Willard House and Clock Museum, clocks of every shape and size, sitting squarely amidst other artifacts and art, highlight the importance of the Willard family’s inventions and their prolific work.

Every great community deserves a great community newspaper

Grafton –We are excited to announce that starting this week, the Community Advocate has added the town of Grafton to the list of communities...

A trip back in time: attending school in Grafton in the 19th and early...

Grafton - Living in 2015, it can be hard to imagine even the most commonplace aspects of life in the centuries that preceded ours.

Grafton’s Simple Church is an experiment in simplicity

Grafton - Zachary Kerzee, 25, is the pastor of Simple Church, an offspring of the former United Methodist Church in Grafton which closed its doors two years ago, allocating funds from the building sale to the “planting” of a new church. Simple Church, a farm-to-table dinner church located at the church parsonage next to the Elvidge farm property at 82 Potter Hill Road, is committed to simplicity, community and service. And, while affiliated with the Methodist Church, Simple Church is open to all, including those who have felt marginalized by traditional religions, with the emphasis on full welcome into the spirit community of Simple Church.

Grafton Police to host basketball game versus New England Patriots All Stars

Grafton – The Grafton Police Association/Alliance will be hosting a basketball game Thursday, May 7, as a team of Grafton police officers and other local athletes face off against the New England Patriots All- Stars. The game will be held at Grafton High School, 24 Providence Road, starting at 7 p.m.

Skyhook Tree and Sons can assist in all phases of tree work

Grafton – Jason Magnusson, the owner of Skyhook Tree and Sons, is the second generation of his family to run the South Grafton business,...