Submitted by The Bedford Minuteman Company
Unfortunately, current weather projections indicate a very rainy and windy Christmas Eve, so the Minuteman Company’s suggested rain date for Bedford’s luminaria display is New Year’s Eve.
The Minuteman Company and its Scholarship Fund thank everyone who purchased luminaries this year, along with a special thanks to Chip-in Farm for making the luminaries available to everyone for purchase, The Bedford Citizen for helping to get the word out, and to TD Bank and Citizens bank for the plastic sand bags. We’ve had a great year!
By Julie McCay Turner
An exhibit of kiln-formed art glass by Bedford artist Mary Johannessen shone in the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary’s Main Street Gallery for several weeks this fall. The glass ranged from individual art tiles and framed work, to installation pieces that were especially mounted for the show. Each piece seemed to be more colorful than the next.
Johannessen’s work caught the eye of Bonnie Kaplan Goldsmith, Emerson Hospital’s Senior Director for Marketing and Public Affairs, who suggested using one of the designs in an electronic greeting card for Emerson CEO Chris Schuster’s holiday message.
Submited by Communities for Restorative Justice
Erin Freeborn, J.D., M.Div, has been named the executive director of Communities for Restorative Justice (C4RJ), a community-police partnership that offers restorative justice to those affected by crime. Freeborn, an attorney, most recently co-founded and served as executive director of Juvenile Court Restorative Justice Diversion, Inc. (JCRJD), a successful restorative justice diversion program headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Submitted by Bob Bass for the BCA Photo Group
Photography curator Barbara Hitchcock will be the featured speaker at the Bedford Center for the Arts Photo Group’s meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 6, at the Old Town Hall, 16 South Road.
Hitchcock will present the fascinating story of the Polaroid Corporation’s collection of photographs by famous master photographers who used the Company’s patented instant technology developed by its founder Edwin Land. Hitchcock was the director of cultural affairs at Polaroid and became the curator and caretaker of the Polaroid collection up until the time the Company was dissolved in 2009.
Submitted by State Representative Ken Gordon
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (“MassDOT”) has recently announced plans to construct a salt storage facility on land owned by MassDOT off Burlington Road in Bedford, alongside the intersection with Route 3. Many of us are concerned with the potential environmental impact as well as other issues raised by this plan.
Submitted by Nikki Taylor, Bedford Recreation Department
To honor former Recreation Department Director Frank Bauman, the Recreation Department’s basketball league has been re-christened the “Frank Bauman Basketball League.”
Many members of the Bauman family were present, along with Selectmen Mike Rosenberg and Caroline Fedele, Recreation Commission Chair Ron Richter, parents, siblings, and players – each one sporting a new Bauman Basketball jersey.
Submitted by Paul King
The ranks in the pool room
Grow increasingly slim,
And the hope for improvement
Is depressingly dim.
Where are the replacements
For those who have left,
Leaving the rest of us
Sad and bereft?
Do they believe
That ridiculous rule
That “Gentlemen play billiards,
But only bums will play pool?” read more…
Submitted by Alyssa Sandoval, Bedford’s Ecconomic Development Coordinator
As part of Bedford’s continuing engagement with businesses, the town’s Fire, Code, Public Works, Health, and Police Departments held an informational workshop on December 10, 2014 hosted by Anika Therapeutics on Wiggins Avenue in Bedford. Twenty-five Environmental Health and Safety and Facilities personnel from a wide range of biotech and advanced manufacturing companies attended the workshop.