One Book, One Bedford ~ Representative John Lewis’s Graphic-Novel Trilogy: MARCH

One Book, One Bedford ~ Representative John Lewis’s Graphic-Novel Trilogy: MARCH

Submitted by The Bedford Citizen

The “One Book, One Bedford” community read of Representative John Lewis’s graphic-novel trilogy, MARCH, kicks off in less than a month, with events planned from mid-October through early November.

The trilogy, co-written by Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powell, covers Lewis’s youth in rural Alabama, his young adulthood as a student activist and Freedom Rider, and his leadership in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Major events from the Civil Rights Era, including the 1963 March on Washington, the Freedom Ride movement, and the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March for voting rights, are covered in detail.

The One Book, One Bedford program is open to all, with events planned for all ages and a variety of ways to participate. Books are available to borrow at the Bedford Library, and can be purchased through traditional and online booksellers.

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Bedford Police and Fire Respond to a Single-Car Crash on Hartwell Road

Bedford Police and Fire Respond to a Single-Car Crash on Hartwell Road

Submitted on behalf of the Bedford Police and Fire Departments

Chief Robert Bongiorno and Chief David Grunes report that the Bedford Police and Fire Departments responded to a single-car crash on Monday morning that left many residents without power. Editor’s Note: at 1 pm, the Eversource Outage Map showed all power restored in Bedford.

At approximately 9:20 a.m. Bedford Police and Fire responded to the area of 25 Hartwell Road for a report of a downed utility pole.

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Bedford Box Tops for Education – Summer Box Tops Contest Deadline is September 29

Bedford Box Tops for Education – Summer Box Tops Contest Deadline is September 29

Submitted by Jennifer Puhle for Bedford Schools Box Tops Program

What are these Box Tops I speak of? Box Tops are coupons that can be found on product packaging on hundreds of items including Kleenex tissue boxes, Scott toilet paper wrapping, Hefty products, Boise Polaris paper, and General Mills cereals, to name a few.

A complete list of participating products can be found at http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products. Box Tops Bonus coupons can be found on some products for limited times, at Shaw’s and their related stores upon checkout, and there is now a Box Tops App to download to earn even more Box Tops! We can help you set up your app when you visit us on Bedford Day. We are THAT tech savvy.

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Bedford Education Foundation’s Summer Grant Recipients

Bedford Education Foundation’s Summer Grant Recipients

Submitted by The Bedford Education Foundation

The Bedford Education Foundation (BEF) is proud to announce the funding of nine grants in our Summer 2017 grant cycle, totaling $13,700. Congratulations to all of our grant recipients! To date, the BEF has funded $190,000 towards creative and innovative projects and materials in the Bedford Public Schools.

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BHS Cabaret, and Quintets by Brahms and Mozart

BHS Cabaret, and Quintets by Brahms and Mozart

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen After Bedford Day's intense activity, you may be looking for a way to relax and recreate: The BHS Cabaret at 7 pm on Saturday, September 23: The BHS Performing Arts Department presents a musical theater cabaret to benefit the victims of...

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Bedford Day, 2017 ~ Friday’s Last-Minute Update

Bedford Day, 2017 ~ Friday’s Last-Minute Update

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

With the Autumnal Equinox hitting Bedford at 4:02 on Friday afternoon, the weather matched the turn of the season from summer to autumn. However, Saturday — aka Bedford Day — has a more optimistic forecast, with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the 80s..

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Seeking Better Information, Selectman Request Meeting with Massport Officials

Seeking Better Information, Selectman Request Meeting with Massport Officials

By Meredith McCulloch

Dissatisfied with the poor communication from Massport around the recent Hanscom Field runway resurfacing project and its impact on the town, Chair Margot Fleischman wrote to Michael Glynn, CEO of the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), on behalf of the Selectmen. After acknowledging MassPort’s authority over the airport, she wrote “when plans were developed that almost exclusively affected Bedford among the Hanscom area towns, a conversation should have begun immediately to determine how best to handle the impacts and prepare our town. Unfortunately, this did not happen.”

The letter was approved at the September 18 meeting. Click this link to read the entire letter:

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New ad hoc Community Gardens Taskforce is Seeking Members

New ad hoc Community Gardens Taskforce is Seeking Members

Submitted by the Town of Bedford

At their meeting on September 18, 2017, the Bedford Selectmen approved the charge for a new ad hoc Community Gardens Study Taskforce. The Task Force is charged with determining the feasibility of improving and/or expanding community gardens at the Jordan Conservation area and/or evaluating other Town-owned properties, such as 350A Concord Road, as possible locations to develop new community gardens appropriate for growing food.

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