By Eliza Rosenberry
Nearly one thousand town residents and employees responded this fall to a survey about businesses on Great Road, results of which were presented at a December 6, 2016 Planning Board meeting. The study points to a desire for expanded dining and entertainment in Bedford, and also suggests some tactics for addressing perceived shortcomings.
Conducted over a few months by consultant Peg Barringer of FinePoint Associates, the survey asked respondents to disclose their current shopping habits and for suggestions on ways to improve the commercial corridor along Great Road.read more
Compiled by The Bedford Citizen While each of us holds a holiday spirit in our heart according to our tradition, Bedford’s community holiday spirit was evident on Saturday, December 3 during the second annual Winter Walkabout. As the clock on the First Parish steeple...read more
By Debra Parkhurst Although the December 5 meeting was brief, some business was transacted. The Selectmen joined the Planning Board on Tuesday, December 6 to learn about the Great Road survey and hear the planner’s report. Chairman Mike Rosenberg announced he...read more
Extending Bedford’s Holiday Spirit: Sale of Luminaria at Chip-In Farm Supports the Minuteman Company Scholarship Fund
Submitted by the Bedford Minuteman Company Scholarship Fund Light up your home for the holidays and encourage your neighbors to join in too. Imagine how welcoming and lovely your homes and neighborhoods will look with luminaries lighting the way to your door. The...read more
A Service of Advent Lessons and Carols at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church – Saturday, December10 at 5 pm
Submitted by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
On Saturday, December 10, at 5:00 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will host a special service of Advent Lessons and Carols.
St. Paul’s own director of music, Dr. Michael Monroe, will present the world premiere of his piece, “To Watch,” a carol for SATB (soprano, alto, tenor, bass), with text written by 1838 by Cardinal John Henry Newman.Guest musicians include Park Street Church organist Nathan Skinner and a string quartet.read more
By Jeff “JHO” Hoyland
Relay for Life of Bedford leadership team gathered in the BHS back cafeteria on Thursday, December 7 to announce that their theme for 2017 would be “WIPE OUT CANCER”.read more
Highlighting the vitality and significance of literary culture in the Commonwealth, the 16th Annual Massachusetts Book Awards Ceremony took place at the State House on Tuesday, December 6th. The 2016 winning authors and their families, colleagues, legislators, judges, past award winners, and the book-loving public were on hand to celebrate the awards.
Submitted by the Massachusetts Center for the Book
Amongst the honored writers was Bedford resident Joyce Peseroff, whose book of poetry Know Thyself, a collection that confronts life, love and politics with seriousness and joy, was designated a 2016 “Must Read.” Representative Kenneth I. Gordon presented the award and citation to Ms. Peseroff.read more
Bedford Police Announce Holiday Safety Initiatives for Retail Establishments and a Safe Zone for Internet Transactions
Compiled by The Bedford Citize
Chief Robert Bongiorno has announced a pair of initiatives to keep Bedford and its residents safe during the holiday season: Operation PACE and an Internet Transaction Safe Zone.read more
Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
With a distinctive design upgrade and attention to detail, Blue Fuji is open in the space previously occupied by Asiana Bistro at 200 The Great Road.
Serving Asian fusion cuisine along with sushi, a selection of healthy choices and gluten-free options, the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. There is also a take-out menu and home delivery within Bedford.read more
By Karl Henning, composer of The Young Lady Holding a Phone in her Teeth, Op. 130 performed recently in Bedford by the Kammerwerke Double Wind Quintet
I thank you Kammerwerke Orchestra most heartily for, in a word, everything: for taking the risk of having a composer previously unknown to you write a substantial piece (that is not an immodest thing to say, I don’t think…we all had something to sink our teeth into); for committing to a performance (there are many instances of a composer being asked to write a piece, and then, various things happen…so I greatly appreciate your musical resolve); for inviting me to rehearse and conduct you in the piece; for all your patience and hard work in preparing; and for giving the piece such a musically accomplished first outing!read more