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BOO! Bedford Family Connection Halloween Party – Saturday, October 25

2014 October 18
by The Bedford Citizen

BFC Halloween Party logoNext Saturday’s Bedford Family Connection Halloween party features face painting, spooky balloon animals, tattoos, games, prizes, crafts and even haunted cookie decorating!

George the Magician return to perform an amazing magic show at 10:30 am.

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Unplug in November!

2014 October 17
by The Bedford Citizen

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Unplugged Calendar for 2014Are you caught up in too much busy-ness already, with fall just having officially begun?  Try adding more connection to your life in the month of November with the Bedford Families Unplugged Together calendar.  Based on a program started in Needham by Jon Mattleman and the Needham Youth Commission in March 2002, Bedford Unplugged Together hopes to remind people that life holds more than what is on the other end of a plug, be it a computer, a television screen, or a phone.

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It’s Almost Turkey Trot Time: Online Registration Ends on November 10

2014 October 17
by The Bedford Citizen
Runners in the 2013 Turkey Trot, including one with a ceremonial headdress - Image (c) Rich Hamilton

Runners in the 2013 Turkey Trot – Image (c) Rich Hamilton

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At 8 am on Thursday, November 27, runners and walkers, adults and kids alike, will step off in Bedford’s 8th annual Turkey Trot, a 5k Fun Run and 2-mile Fun Walk that benefits the Bedford Community Table and Food Pantry (www.bedfordfoodpantry.org).

The Turkey Trot offers an on-line registration option this year, and an incentive to register early: The first 150 participants will receive a Turkey Trot t-shirt, compliments of race sponsor Bedford Florists. Race organizer Rich Hamilton reported recently that more than 60 runners/walkers have already registered. read more…

Cooking Galore at Bedford Recreation!

2014 October 17
by The Bedford Citizen

Submitted by Raeann Gembis, 
Adult Program Coordinator, Bedford Recreation Department

Cooking-ClassesRegister now for one of the multitude of cooking or food-related courses on offer through the Bedford Recreation Department from Tuesday, October 28, and into November. There are classes for healthy eating; a Halloween-themed mommy-and-me baking class; bread-baking and pie-making; gluten-free cooking, and more.

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Shawsheen Valley Technical High School: Community Open House on November 2

2014 October 17
by The Bedford Citizen

Submitted by Jobee O’Sullivan, M.A., Director of Guidance

Shawsheen Tech signProspective students and their families are encouraged to attend Shawsheen Valley Technical High School’s Community Open House at the school, 100 Cook Street in Billerica, on Sunday, November 2, from 2 until 4 pm.

Information regarding academics, vocational-technical programs, extra-curricular activities/sports, and admissions process are available at this event.  Instructors, Guidance staff, coaches and club advisors will be present to answer questions.  Additionally, student representatives from National Honor Society and other student organizations will attend the event.

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Pedestrian/Bicycle Master Plan Open House Scheduled for Wednesday, November 12

2014 October 16
by The Bedford Citizen
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Participate in the Pedestrian/Bicycle Master Plan Open House on November 12 – Image (c) Toole Design

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The Town of Bedford is developing a Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan to improve the safety, comfort, and convenience of walking and bicycling throughout town. The plan will identify priority corridors for walking and bicycling and make recommendations for specific improvements. To learn more, the community is invited to attend the Open House on Wednesday, November 12 at 7 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room at Bedford Town Hall, 10 Mudge Way.

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Share Your Walking/Biking Ideas on Bedford’s New, Interactive Wikimap

2014 October 16
by The Bedford Citizen
Bedford's Wikimap (c) Toole Design

A screen shot of Bedford’s Wikimap (c) Toole Design

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Bedford’s Pedestrian/Bicycle Master Plan (P/BMP) is a town-wide initiative to improve the experience of walking and bicycling around town. Funded through the Community Preservation budget, P/BMP will build on existing trails and sidewalks to give residents of all ages more transportation options for local trips.

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Candlelight Vigil to Commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month on October 29

2014 October 16
by The Bedford Citizen

Submitted by the Domestic Violence Services Network

CandlelightingThe Domestic Violence Services Network (DVSN) will host its annual Candlelight Vigil at 6 pm on October 29 at Bemis Hall in Lincoln. The vigil will commemorate October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and honor the victims who lost their lives to domestic violence in the past year.

Bedford is one of DVSN’s eleven original coalition communities, joining when the Domestic Violence Services Network was founded as the Domestic Violence Victim Assistance Project (DVVAP) in 1998.  Bedford residents currently serving on the DVSN board include David Packer, Judy Liss and Chief Robert Bongiorno of the Bedford Police. read more…

Letter to the Editor: Thank You from the Bedford Minuteman Company Reunion Committee

2014 October 15
by The Bedford Citizen

Submitted by the Minuteman Reunion Committee, and Jeannette Pothier

BMMC50thThe Reunion path was lit by luminaries as past and present members of the company, walked down and into the Old Town Hall.  Every member of the current company who was there learned of the colorful and historic role the Company has led over the past 50 years.  The Company’s rich history came alive and we hope to pass it on for generaations to come.

The Company was envisioned by four Lexington Minutemen who lived in Bedford.  The Bedford selectmen reactivated the Company in 1964 on September 23, Bedford’s birthday.  Last year at the Ecumenical Service just before Thanksgiving Jeannette Pothier and Rick Manley asked Paul Ciaccia to help with the Reunion, and the committee worked tirelessly to make it happen.

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Library Trustees Hear Museum Proposal

2014 October 15
by The Bedford Citizen

By Dot Bergin

The Bedford Free Public Library is located on Mudge Way

The Bedford Free Public Library is located on Mudge Way

At their regular meeting on October 14, trustees of the Bedford Free Public Library heard an informal presentation by William Moonan, chair of Bedford’s Ad Hoc Museum Study Committee.  Moonan was accompanied by Frank Gicca, president, Bedford Historical Society, Jan van Steenwijk and Linda Christen, who also participated in the discussion.

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