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Herbert L. Therrien, 99, of Grafton

Grafton - Herbert L. Therrien, 99, died Monday, June 15, 2015 in Beaumont Nursing Home in Northbridge. He leaves his wife of 75 years, Harriet...

Grafton Lions hard at work to help their community

Grafton - At the end of a long dirt road, a low, modest building sits in between Lake Ripple and groomed fields that stretch to woods. The little building is the home of the Grafton Lions Club, located at 68 Brigham Hill Road in Grafton, the owners and caretakers of 18 acres of land used by soccer players, dog walkers, and campers alike.

Shrewsbury music lover directs Grafton church choir

Shrewsbury/Grafton – Lynn Ljunggren of Shrewsbury clocks a lot of time commuting. She’s a fulltime senior administrator at Raytheon in Marlborough, a piano accompanist with children choruses in Shrewsbury, and a church choir director and organist in North Grafton. A lifelong passion compels her to manage this busy travel schedule.

Decorated veteran of Grafton addresses Assumption graduates

Grafton – Retired Army Maj. Gen. Robert Catalanotti of Grafton returned.to his alma mater May 16 to deliver the commencement address at Assumption College in Worcester, where he graduated in 1980. He gained commission as a second lieutenant through crosstown enrollment in the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).

Grafton girls’ track sprints to the top

Grafton – The Grafton High girls’ track and field team has not had a recent history of success, but that changed this spring when they achieved a perfect 8-0 record, averaged 100 points per meet, were Southern Worcester County League (SECL) East champions for the first time since 2006 and were overall SWCL champions for the first time since 1996. The squad also took home third place in the 2015 District Class B meet.

Captains step up to put Grafton High boys’ on ‘track’ to success

Grafton – Finding the right mix in high school sports can often present challenges, but one program that got it more than right this year was the Grafton High School boys’ track and field team.

Grafton High alum continues rocking in New York City

Grafton – Noel Heroux, a 2000 Grafton High School (GHS) alum, now lives and works as a musician in New York City. He credits GHS music director Steve Trombley as a supportive mentor.

At the heart of Grafton’s Polish community, a hand-built home

Grafton - There’s something about the tables - long, banquet-style, with chicken soup and turkey and (if the hosts were good) a bottle of whiskey in the middle. The tables seem to have worked their way into people’s collective memory of the Polish National Home (PNH) in South Grafton, an unforgettable presence in the Polish wedding celebrations held in the second story hall. Perhaps it’s because of the disappearing act they had to perform by the end of dinner. Broken down, swept aside, pressed up against the wall — they could be anywhere but the center of the floor. With wax scattered and the band prepared, it was time to dance. The polka and the “Oberek” of course.

Episcopal church leader inspires congregation

Grafton - “Putting faith into action” is not simply a positive ideal for Reverend Laura Goodwin and the congregation at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Grafton, but an important aspect of living their lives out in service to their neighbors in Grafton as well as communities throughout Worcester County. The church, located at 53 N. Main St. in North Grafton has a long history of service, which is what attracted Reverend Goodwin to the parish in 2007.

Grafton pastor co-authors book on church growth

Grafton - Reverend Jane Willan grew up in Burlington, Iowa, where she attended a Disciples of Christ Church. It was at a church camp when, at the age of 12, Willan knew without a doubt that she was called to go into the ministry when she “grew up.” In the years that followed, she never wavered in her desire, ultimately leading her to the Congregational Church in Grafton.

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