Great Road Survey Highlights Residents’ Hopes

Great Road Survey Highlights Residents’ Hopes

By Eliza Rosenberry

Nearly one thousand town residents and employees responded this fall to a survey about businesses on Great Road, results of which were presented at a December 6, 2016 Planning Board meeting. The study points to a desire for expanded dining and entertainment in Bedford, and also suggests some tactics for addressing perceived shortcomings.

Conducted over a few months by consultant Peg Barringer of FinePoint Associates, the survey asked respondents to disclose their current shopping habits and for suggestions on ways to improve the commercial corridor along Great Road.

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Tis the Season: Holiday Spirit Arrives on Bedford Common

Tis the Season: Holiday Spirit Arrives on Bedford Common

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen While each of us holds a holiday spirit in our heart according to our tradition, Bedford’s community holiday spirit was evident on Saturday, December 3 during the second annual Winter Walkabout. As the clock on the First Parish steeple...

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A Service of Advent Lessons and Carols at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church – Saturday, December10 at 5 pm

A Service of Advent Lessons and Carols at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church – Saturday, December10 at 5 pm

Submitted by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

On Saturday, December 10, at 5:00 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will host a special service of Advent Lessons and Carols.

St. Paul’s own director of music, Dr. Michael Monroe, will present the world premiere of his piece, “To Watch,” a carol for SATB (soprano, alto, tenor, bass), with text written by 1838 by Cardinal John Henry Newman.Guest musicians include Park Street Church organist Nathan Skinner and a string quartet.

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Joyce Peseroff Feted in the 2016 Massachusetts Book Awards Ceremony at the State House

Joyce Peseroff Feted in the 2016 Massachusetts Book Awards Ceremony at the State House

Highlighting the vitality and significance of literary culture in the Commonwealth, the 16th Annual Massachusetts Book Awards Ceremony took place at the State House on Tuesday, December 6th. The 2016 winning authors and their families, colleagues, legislators, judges, past award winners, and the book-loving public were on hand to celebrate the awards.
Submitted by the Massachusetts Center for the Book

Amongst the honored writers was Bedford resident Joyce Peseroff, whose book of poetry Know Thyself, a collection that confronts life, love and politics with seriousness and joy, was designated a 2016 “Must Read.” Representative Kenneth I. Gordon presented the award and citation to Ms. Peseroff.

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Offering Pan Asian Cuisine and a Full Sushi Bar, Blue Fuji is Open for Business

Offering Pan Asian Cuisine and a Full Sushi Bar, Blue Fuji is Open for Business

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

With a distinctive design upgrade and attention to detail, Blue Fuji is open in the space previously occupied by Asiana Bistro at 200 The Great Road.

Serving Asian fusion cuisine along with sushi, a selection of healthy choices and gluten-free options, the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. There is also a take-out menu and home delivery within Bedford.

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Letter to the Editor, December 8, 2017: Thank You to the Kammerwerke Double Wind Quintet

Letter to the Editor, December 8, 2017: Thank You to the Kammerwerke Double Wind Quintet

By Karl Henning, composer of The Young Lady Holding a Phone in her Teeth, Op. 130 performed recently in Bedford by the Kammerwerke Double Wind Quintet

I thank you Kammerwerke Orchestra most heartily for, in a word, everything: for taking the risk of having a composer previously unknown to you write a substantial piece (that is not an immodest thing to say, I don’t think…we all had something to sink our teeth into); for committing to a performance (there are many instances of a composer being asked to write a piece, and then, various things happen…so I greatly appreciate your musical resolve); for inviting me to rehearse and conduct you in the piece; for all your patience and hard work in preparing; and for giving the piece such a musically accomplished first outing!

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