Monday, August 3, 2020

Grafton rocks out on a summer night

Grafton - On the evening of July 22, Grafton’s Concerts on the Commons featured the band “Throw Back to the 60s,” an enthusiastic group of ‘60s-era musicians playing favorites from that time period. A typically large crowd gathered, covering the Commons with blankets, bridge chairs and tables, thermos jugs, sandwiches, candy, and other treats. Many stood and rocked along with the music, to the delight of adults and children alike. Kids ran to and fro, laughing and having a great time.

Grafton DPW updates selectmen on road repair projects

Grafton - Several representatives from the Grafton Department of Public Works (DPW) and the Highway Department appeared before the Grafton Board of Selectmen July 21 to discuss town road repairs.

Meet award-winning North Grafton drummer ‘Bam Bam’

Grafton – Kevin Gallagher debuted as a drummer in a variety show while a fourth-grader at North Grafton Elementary School. Now a band member of Whiskey Church, he was voted Favorite Local Drummer in the 2015 Local Music Awards presented by WMRC Radio, 1490 AM. Along the way, he got nicknamed “Bam Bam.”

Grafton Community Television set to participate in National Night Out

Grafton - Grafton Community Television (GCTV) will bring its cameras to Grafton's 2015 National Night Out celebration Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the Grafton Police...

Barbara Berry, 65, of Grafton

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Nipmuc Nation hosts annual powwow

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Operation Friendship visitors help fight hunger

Grafton – On July 27, ten student delegates from Hungary, four from Wales and three from Crimea rolled up their sleeves and got their hands dirty to help Community Harvest Project, a Grafton nonprofit. The students, who are being hosted by students and their families from the Grafton chapter of Operation Friendship – a non-profit international exchange organization – had fun helping local OF members harvest vegetables for local food banks and hunger organizations.

Pecorino offers the perfect cheese and wine for summer

Grafton - Summer is here and Pecorino, a country cheese shop, that also has a fine wine assortment, is offering a summer picnic bag special, featuring a bottle of wine, two cheese pairings, a dry salametto and fresh baguette. Customers can use the neat jute tote for their future purchases, such as the “Wednesday Wine Deal” where six bottles of wine are handpicked by store owner Simone Linsin.

Grafton musician is busier than ever in retirement

Grafton – Fred Orkiseski is a busy man. And at age 83, he intends on staying that way. He has spent a lifetime performing and teaching music, including serving as director of music for Grafton Public Schools for 40 years. Now, along with making music, he spends his time on other pursuits - golfing, painting, cooking, and learning more about the subjects he loves, such as World War II aviation, railroads and carpentry.

Charles E. Hitchcock, 21, of South Grafton/Gardner

South Grafton/Gardner - Charles E. "Chas" Hitchcock, 21, of Gardner, formerly of South Grafton, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015 after an unexpected illness. He...

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