By David W. Packer
Dalya’s, Bedford’s premiere fine food restaurant that has served area residents for almost twenty years, will serve its last meal Saturday, December 20th. This is sad news indeed for many who have hosted significant events there and enjoyed the food, ambiance, and staff on many occasions. After all, Dalya’s has served well over half a million meals during its lifetime. But owners Frans and Mita van Berkhout announced the closing to guests last week both at the restaurant and by email to their extensive customer list, noting that Frans has turned 70 and wants to retire.
Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
Bedford’s Pedestrian + Bicycle Master Plan Open House drew scores of residents – cyclists and pedestrians alike – to Town Hall’s multi-purpose room on November 12 to hear consultants from the Toole Design group, the nation’s leading planning, engineering and landscape architecture firm specializing in bicycle and pedestrian transportation, and to share ideas in a charrette-like atmosphere. read more…
Submitted by the Bedford DPW
The second public meeting for the Fawn Lake Preservation Study will be held on Wednesday, December 3rd at 7:00pm in the Multi-Purpose Room at Bedford Town Hall.
By Meredith McCulloch
DPW Engineer Adrienne St. John reported to the Selectmen on November 17 that safety improvements at the two points where the Reformatory Trail crosses Concord and Hartwell Roads will soon be underway.
Submitted by the Family Folk Chorale
Two Bedford families will sing in the upcoming Family Folk Chorale’s concert of Bob Marley music: Phineas and Willa Potter and their mother, Meighan Matthews will be joined by Meredith, Ruby and Olive Culhane. Featured performers will include Bob Marley’s saxophonist Glen DaCosta and the Pihcintu Chorus from Portland, Maine.
The concert will take place at 7 pm on Saturday, December 6 in the Arlington Town Hall, located at 730 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington. General admission tickets are $15 per person. Tickets are available online by clicking http://familyfolkchorale.brownpapertickets.com/
By Meredith McCulloch
There was good news for Bedford homeowners when the Board of Assessors reported that home valuations are up and the tax rate is going down. On November 17 the Selectmen approved the Assessors’ recommendation to set the FY15 tax rate at $14.62 per $1,000 valuation, down from the rate of $15.71 for FY2014. An example given by the Assessors showed that a single-family residence revalued at $570,100 would have a tax bill of $8334.86.
Submitted by the Dalrymple Family
George Dalrymple, Bedford’s Citizen of the Year in 1998, died on August 28, 2014, his 84th birthday.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, November 22, at First Church of Christ, Congregational, where he was a member for more than 50 years, serving in many volunteer capacities.
By Dot Bergin
Don’t miss the Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library Holiday Book Sale, which will take place on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 1 to 4 pm at the Library. Most children and adult books are fifty cents for paperbacks and $1.00 for hardcovers. Larger paperbacks are $1.00. Some collectibles and choice gift books are specially priced. A selection of holiday-themed books will also be available.
Submitted by First Church of Christ, Congregational
Everyone in Bedford is invited to the annual Inter-faith Thanksgiving service at 3 pm on Sunday, November 23 in the First Church of Christ, Congregational, 25 The Great Road.