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Bedford’s Kory Boglarski, Athlete and Heart Recipient, Will Run in the 2014 Boston Marathon

2014 April 17
by The Bedford Citizen
Kory Boglarski will join 18 other Bedford Runners in Monday's Boston Marathon - Courtesy photo

Kory Boglarski will join 18 other Bedford Runners in Monday’s Boston Marathon – Courtesy photo

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Runners in the 2014 Boston Marathon will begin to sign in and collect their bibs at the Hynes Convention Center tomorrow. Among them will be 19 Bedford residents:  Kory Boglarski, Richard Callahan, Jr., Tara Capobianco, Hugh Knapp, Christopher Kovalchick, Roger Little, Laura McGinness, Cabul Mehta, Kristin Moore, Craig Olson, Joanne Ricardelli, Everett Spain, Julia Spain, Nathaniel Thomas, Gabriel Tkacik, David Webster, Austin Whelan, Jennifer Whittle, and Fort Bryan Wilkerson.

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Lane School Talent Show and Luncheon Entertains Grandparents and Seniors

2014 April 17
by The Bedford Citizen
Molly, Bella, and Julia danced to ____ - Courtesy photo

Molly, Bella, and Julia danced to “Roar” – Courtesy photo

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Fifers, pianists, violinists, guitarists, gymnasts, singers, actors, comedians, magicians, harmonica players and dancers– supported by chaperones, announcers, and an extensive backstage crew– entertained more dozens of grandparents and Bedford seniors during Lane School’s annual fifth grade Talent Show and Luncheon on April 10.

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Tick Bite? Testing for up to 100 Arachnids Available Through State Challenge Grant

2014 April 17
by The Bedford Citizen
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Removing a tick for testing (c) www.leadingahealthylifestyle.com

Bedford, in conjunction with 31 other partner towns, will benefit from a  $111,300 Patrick Administration Community Innovation Challenge (CIC) grant program through the Board of Health.

If you should find a tick biting you and want to have it tested, carefully remove it using tweezers and place it in a sealable plastic bag. The lab can analyze a tick submitted in almost any condition. Visit www.TickReport.com, complete an online submittal form, write the order number provided on the plastic bag, and send it in an envelope with the tick to the address indicated on the website.

Residents of partner communities will be offered free testing for up to 100 ticks per community on a first come- first served basis. If you do not live in a partner town and still wish to have your tick tested, you can do so for a small fee. If you have questions or want to find out more, contact your local Board of Health.

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“Let’s Talk about Ticks” – A Free Tick Awareness & Prevention Presentation on April 30

2014 April 17
by The Bedford Citizen
A comparison of various ticks

Ticks, from nymph to adult – Image (c) California Department of Public Health

Submitted by the Bedford Board of Health

The Middlesex Tick Task Force invites Bedford residents to attend a “Let’s Talk about Ticks” presentation to be held on Wednesday, April 30th from 7-9pm at the Lincoln Schools Auditorium (Ballfield Rd., Lincoln).

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Bedford TV Program Highlights: April 16 to 23, 2014

2014 April 17
by The Bedford Citizen

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Submitted by Bedford TV

The Bedford Citizen is pleased to offer Bedford TV’s schedule of local cablecast programming for April 16 to 23, 2014. read more…

Rep. Gordon Helps House to Pass Comprehensive Domestic Violence Legislation

2014 April 17
by The Bedford Citizen

Ken-Gordon-letterheadRepresentative Ken Gordon (D-Bedford) joined his colleagues in the House last week to pass comprehensive domestic violence legislation which creates new criminal offenses and elevated penalties, boosts prevention efforts and seeks to empower victims.

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Volunteer Coordinating Committee Seeks to Fill Board and Committee Vacancies

2014 April 16
by The Bedford Citizen

April-30-2014600Submitted by The Volunteer Coordinating Committee

Volunteers are needed to fill vacancies on several appointed Town committees.  read more…

Diversity Update: A Community Letter from Superintendent Jon Sills

2014 April 16
by The Bedford Citizen

Submitted by Bedford School Superintendent Jon Sills

Superintendent Jon Sills - Image (c) Bedford Tv

Superintendent Jon Sills – Image (c) Bedford Tv

We would like to update you regarding the antisemitic incidents and the work being done to address them.

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Brother and Sister Make a Pet-Friendly Donation to the Bedford Fire Department

2014 April 15
by The Bedford Citizen
Ainsley and Spencer Keating visit the Bedford Fire Department to deliver

Ainsley and Spencer Keating visit the Bedford Fire Department to deliver a Wag’N 02 For Life kit for each of Bedford’s six emergency/rescue vehicles – Courtesy photo

By Julie McCay Turner

When Ainsley and Spencer Keating heard about the pet resuscitation kit donated to a nearby fire department, they set out to provide similar kits for the Bedford Fire Department because of their pets, two dogs and a cat.

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Create a Win-Win in Your Garden: Share Perennial Divisions with Bedford Plant Sales

2014 April 15
by The Bedford Citizen
An overgrown rootball, ready to be divided. Image (c) thisoldhouse.com

An overgrown root ball, ready to be divided. Image (c) thisoldhouse.com

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Dividing garden perennials every few years is a double win. Gardens benefit when plants have sufficient space to flower vigorously and avoid the perils  caused by overcrowding. Other gardeners and local plant sales benefit when new plants are created through division.

Gardeners in Bedford and surrounding towns eagerly anticipate a pair of consecutive Saturdays — May 10 and 17 this year –when the Bedford Garden Club and First Parish on the Common each hold large plant sales.

Both the Garden Club and First Parish would like residents to know that donations of perennial divisions dug from local gardens will be welcome, and the time to pot them up for the sales is now.

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