Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
Diversity was a clear theme during Bedford’s annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 23, at First Church of Christ, Congregational.
Submitted by the Bedford Education Foundation
Have you seen the blue and white signs dotting lawns around town promoting the BEF Bash on December 6th at Waxy’s? Have you said to yourself, “This must be the place to be, but what is this bash? What is the BEF? And how do I get tickets?” Here is the lowdown.
Submitted by Rob Ackerman, Principal, Lane School
As many of you know, one of the goals of the Bedford School District is to develop ways to embrace and celebrate the diversity in our schools. Over the past month, Mrs Smith, our guidance counselor, has been leading a Friday activity with six classrooms from different grades. The activity has our students forming a large circle and stepping into the circle when the answer is “yes” to Mrs Smith’s statement. This is a great way to have our students think about differences in a quiet and non-threatening environment.
Submitted by John Guilfoil for the Bedford Fire Department
Fire Chief David Grunes reports that the Bedford Fire Department on Sunday night used Narcan to revive an unresponsive man found in a vehicle near the Burlington line and a second unresponsive man found near the Billerica line, at the exact same time. Both patients survived, and investigations are ongoing. read more…
Submitted by Kammerwerke Double Wind Quintet
“What a great way to spend a chilly Saturday night; at a Kammerwerke concert right here in Bedford Center at the First Parish. The music was beautiful… lovely… outstanding!” Lorrie Dunham
Variations on Lorrie Dunham’s sentiments were heard many times last Saturday night as the Kammerwerke Double Wind Quintet under the direction of Alan Pearlmutter presented the inaugural performance of its 2014-15 concert series at First Parish Unitarian Universalist on the Common in Bedford.
Submitted by State Representative Ken Gordon
Editor’s Note: With apologies from The Bedford Citizen for our delay in posting this message
Thank you for your votes in an important election that sends me back for a second term as your State Representative. Your overwhelming support is humbling, and appreciated. I will not forget the force with which you came out for me this election.
Submitted by John Guilfoil on behalf of the Bedford Police Department
Submitted by Bedford Embraces Diversity
One of the outcomes of Bedford Day is a beautiful, new, paper quilt hanging at the Bedford Free Public Library, displaying the diversity of backgrounds in our community. The quilt’s 54 squares were designed and hand-drawn by Bedford residents who stopped by the Bedford Embraces Diversity booth to learn more about the committee and its mission. Later, the 8 x 8″ white squares were mounted on colorful backgrounds and tied together, just as all people are woven together like a fabric.
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.