Bedford Observes Memorial Day, 2017: Monday, May 29 with Multiple Events from 8:30 am Until Noon

Bedford Observes Memorial Day, 2017: Monday, May 29 with Multiple Events from 8:30 am Until Noon

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

With thanks to Bedford’s Patriotic Holidays Committee and the town’s Veteran’s organizations, a full slate of Memorial Day observances will begin at 8:30 on Monday morning, May 29. The ceremonies will commence at the American Legion / V.F.W. Memorial on The Great Road when the Legion’s Chaplain Jerry Hartmann will offer a prayer and wreath-laying ceremony. Boy Scouts from Troop 194 will assist Brigadier General Frank Magurn. A firearms’ salute and TAPS will conclude the day’s first ceremony.

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Destination Imagination Global Finals Begin on Wednesday, and Bedford’s Skittleworms are Knoxville-Bound

Destination Imagination Global Finals Begin on Wednesday, and Bedford’s Skittleworms are Knoxville-Bound

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The 2017 Destination Imagination World Finals in Knoxville, TN begin tomorrow, Wednesday, May 24, and a 5th-grade team from Lane School, the Skittleworms, are there to represent Massachusetts in their age category. The team qualified for the Global Finals by winning at their regional competition, and the state contest, making them the best in Massachusetts.

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Prom Stroll, 2017 ~ Tuesday, May 30 ~ 4 to 6 pm

Prom Stroll, 2017 ~ Tuesday, May 30 ~ 4 to 6 pm

Submitted by the Bedford Chamber of Commerce

Bedford’s 2017 Prom Stroll will be held on Tuesday, May 30 on Bedford Common, 4 to 6 pm. The class picture will be taken by photographer Jan van Steenwijk at 4:45 and the promenade will follow. This is a town-wide community event celebrating the Class of 2017.  All are welcome! In the case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the high school gymnasium.

The Bedford Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty will be the 2017 Premier Sponsor of the Senior Prom Stroll. Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty is a residential real estate agency founded on a vision of providing personalized service to ensure all clients’ needs are met and expectations exceeded, serving Bedford, Lexington & surrounding community.

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In the Bedford Library Gallery through July 12: New England Simplified, work by Philip Kelsey

In the Bedford Library Gallery through July 12: New England Simplified, work by Philip Kelsey

Submitted by the Art Steering Committee of the Bedford Free Public Library

Work by Philip Kelsey is on display in the Bedford Free Public Library through Wednesday, July 12.

According to his artist’s statement, Kelsey seeks, “to capture in paint the essence of a scene that I have in my mind’s eye. When I encounter a motif that appeals to me, I make a number of sketches and photographs. The objective is to record a full and accurate representation of what I see.”

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Mosquito Spraying Planned for West Bedford on Tuesday Night, May 23

Mosquito Spraying Planned for West Bedford on Tuesday Night, May 23

Submitted by the Bedford Board of Health

Due to large mosquito populations that have emerged primarily from the Concord River flood plain, the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be controlling mosquitoes in neighborhoods of West Bedford using truck mounted aerosol sprayers on Tuesday, May 23 between dusk and 11:00 PM. Spraying is scheduled for neighborhoods located in the vicinity of Concord Rd., Davis Rd., Carlisle Rd. and North Rd.

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Some Surprise News at Middlesex 3 Coalition’s Annual Meeting

Some Surprise News at Middlesex 3 Coalition’s Annual Meeting

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Keynote speakers UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney and Middlesex Community College President Dr. James Mabry addressed workforce development during the Middlesex 3 Coalition’s Annual Meeting at the UMass Lowell Innovation Center on Tuesday. Click the following links to read Chancellor Moloney’s presentation or President Mabry’s.

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