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Egan named board chair for The Home for Little Wanderers

March 27th, 2015

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Region – The Home for Little Wanderers, the nation’s oldest and one of New England’s largest child and family service agencies, has named Christopher F. Egan, president and founding member of Carruth Capital, LLC, as chair of its board of directors. As chair, Egan will oversee the non-profit’s Executive Committee and steer the strategic direction [...]

Meet the ‘star volunteer’ of Grafton Senior Center

March 27th, 2015

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Grafton – Judy McKensie is described as the “star volunteer” of the Grafton Senior Center by Lisa Kelley, the outreach worker.

Local author appreciates the joy of writing

March 27th, 2015


Grafton – Jennifer Wiza had a dream one night that she was on “The Bachelor” as herself, a 30-something-year-old mother with kids. Horrified, she woke up and thought that her dream sounded like a good story for a book. That was in 2004. Since then, she has published 10 books for teens and young adults, including “Bachelorette #1,” the novel based on her dream, and is currently writing two more.

Grafton pastor co-authors book on church growth

March 27th, 2015


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.

Community connections important to Homefield Credit Union executive

March 27th, 2015

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Grafton – Daniel Crossin, assistant vice president of real estate lending at Homefield Credit Union, was raised in Grafton; he and his family live not far from the neighborhood where he grew up.

Grafton High alum enjoys rocking at Berklee in Boston

March 27th, 2015

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Grafton – Kristin Turgeon, a 2014 Grafton High School (GHS) alum, is pursuing her dream as a freshman at Berklee College of Music. While studying at the world’s largest independent college of contemporary music, she’s drawing upon inspiration from her first mentor in middle school, chorus director Karen Barkin.

State Representative David Muradian’s tackles ‘hectic’ first months in office

March 27th, 2015

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Grafton – With just a few months on the job as the newly elected state representative for the Ninth Worcester District, Representative David Muradian, R-Grafton, is already hard at work.

Drumming, chanting are sacred practices for Grafton mother

March 27th, 2015

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Grafton – For many, finding a way to seek refuge from the crazy and hectic world is a struggle. For Susan West, 49, it is found in the sanctity of drumming and chanting

Grafton resident helps bring classic plays to area theaters

March 27th, 2015

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Grafton – About 15 years ago, Frank Bartucca of Grafton rekindled his enthusiasm for theater. He studied master acting classes at several venues in Boston and Worcester, while performing in plays with community theater groups. Then in 2010, he founded the 4th Wall Stage Company.

Luthier Lives the Dream in Grafton

March 27th, 2015

Steve Beckwith (photo/submitted)

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.

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