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Fourth Quarter Honors Lists for Bedford High School

2016 June 29
by The Bedford Citizen

Bedford-Schools-LogoBedford High School has released its Fourth Quarter Honors List: read more…

Park&Pedal Fest Features Three Bedford Sites

2016 June 29
by The Bedford Citizen
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The newest Park&Pedal map was unveiled at the recent festival – note Bedford’s 3 locations at the top! Image (c)www.parkandpedalmap.org all rights reserved

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Healthy Bedford coordinator Carla Olson with Bedford Youth and Family Services's Sue Baldauf talked with Dan Montague, Park&Pedal founder - Courtesy image (c) Adrienne St. John, 2016 all rights reserved

Healthy Bedford coordinator Carla Olson and Sue Baldauf of Bedford Youth and Family Services talked about Park&Pedal with program founder David Montague – Courtesy image (c) Adrienne St. John, 2016 all rights reserved

The Massachusetts Park&Pedal program is expanding and recently celebrated at the Department of Conservation & Recreation’s (DCR) Christian-Herter Park on Soldiers Field Rd in Brighton. DPW Engineer Adrienne St. John, Youth & Family Services Director Sue Baldauf, and Healthy Bedford Coordinator Carla Olson represented Bedford at the event. read more…

Trauma in the Wake of Tragedies

2016 June 29
by The Bedford Citizen

Submitted by Bedford Youth and Family Services

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Bedford Youth and Family Services, as depicted by local artist Kati Oates – Image (c) all rights reserved

In the wake of harrowing national tragedies like the recent Orlando massacre and international terrorism that dominate the media and increase our fear, people of all ages and from all walks of life can experience trauma.  Even if a person was not directly involved in the event or connected to a loved one involved, one can still experience secondary trauma; and the signs do not necessarily manifest themselves right away.

Signs of trauma may appear later and may be triggered by other tragedies or losses or social situations. All of us can help someone who struggles with trauma, whether you work in the medical community, are a trained professional, mental health or addictions provider, or are just another caring individual. read more…

Youth Mission Trip from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Travels to Bland County, VA

2016 June 25
by The Bedford Citizen
Participants in the 2016 St. Paul's / Appalachian Service Project Mission Trip

Participants in the 2016 Appalachian Service Project Mission Trip gathered at the entrance to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church just prior to their departure on Saturday morning – Image (c) JMcCT, 2016 all rights reserved

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Back-windowThree shining passenger vans left Bedford’s St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Saturday morning, headed for the congregation’s third Appalachia Service Project (ASP) mission trip. read more…

Babe Ruth Softball Tournament Championship Games in Bedford on Sunday

2016 June 25
by The Bedford Citizen
A strong swing by a member of the Bedford U12 Babe Ruth Softball team during the State Tournament - Image (c) John Mitchell, 2016 all rights reserved

A strong swing by a member of Bedford’s U12 Babe Ruth softball team during the 2016 Eastern Massachusetts State Tournament held in Bedford this weekend – Image (c) John Mitchell, 2016 all rights reserved

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WelcomeTeams from around the state are visiting Bedford this weekend for the 2016 Babe Ruth Softball Eastern Massachusetts  U10 and U12 State Softball Tournament.

Tournament action continues with championship games on Sunday, June 26.  The U-10 game will begin at 10 am on F Field, next to the Skate Park behind Town Center; the U-12 final will start at noon on E Field, along Mudge Way  across from the library.

The U-10 games include teams from Bedford, Burlington, Plymouth and Raynham. Teams from Arlington, Bedford, Burlington, Halifax, Plymouth, Raynham and Revere are competing in the U-12 games.

Lane School Chickens are Scheduled to Receive Superb Summer Care

2016 June 25
by The Bedford Citizen
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Aphrodite, a member of Lane School’s flock – Image (c) Cole Bennett, 2016 all rights reserved

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Cole Bennett reaches into the coop to unlock the door so that the Lane School chickens can get outside for their daily sunshine and exercise - Image (c) JMcCT, 2016 all rights reserved

Cole Bennett reaches into the coop to unlock the door that allows the Lane School chickens access to their daily dose of fresh air, sunshine, and exercise – Image (c) JMcCT, 2016 all rights reserved

You’ve been wondering about the Lane School chickens, and who would be care for them through the summer? Not to worry: It’s all taken care of.

Project leaders Jean Mickel and Keith Kinney held a “Coop Care” training session for student volunteers before the end of school, and developed a comprehensive list of tasks for mornings and evenings. read more…

This Week in Town Government – What’s Happening June 27 to July 1, 2016

2016 June 25
by The Bedford Citizen

Week-beginning-06-27-2016By Meredith McCulloch

Meetings are open to the public except during executive session.

Highlights of this week’s agendas as posted on Friday, June 24: read more…

“Moving On” Ceremony Marks Students’ Transition from JGMS to BHS

2016 June 24
by The Bedford Citizen
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Image (c) Richard Krusemark, 2016 all rights reserved

By Linda White

Moving On marks the end of middle school and the transition to high school and includes both a ceremony and a celebration.  The ceremony held in the Bedford High School gymnasium — a location the soon to be ninth graders, aka the BHS Class of 2020, will get to know well over the next four years — recognizes the accomplishments of eighth grades students. Dressed in party attire, the students made their way on the footpath to the John Glenn Middle School for the celebratory/party portion of the evening.

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Bedford Community Events Calendar: Through mid-July, 2016

2016 June 23
by The Bedford Citizen

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On the Horizon 2 UseOn the Horizon is a Bedford events calendar that is available 24/7 at The Bedford Citizen’s homepage, www.thebedfordcitizen.org.

Each Thursday The Citizen will post an article listing the events that are coming up in the next ten days. read more…

Penpa Tsering: Bedford TV Volunteer of the Month for May, 2016

2016 June 23
by The Bedford Citizen

Submitted by Bedford TV

Penpa Tsering, Bedford TV's Volunteer of the Month for May, 2016 - Courtesy image (c) 2016 all rights reserved - Click image to view at full resolution

Penpa Tsering, Bedford TV’s Volunteer of the Month for May, 2016 – Courtesy image (c) 2016 all rights reserved – Click image to view at full resolution

Bedford TV is proud to name Penpa Tsering Volunteer of the Month for May, 2016.  Penpa has long been one of Bedford TV’s most prolific volunteers and this month was no exception.  He utilized his talents in videography, editing, and music to create a variety of programming for BTV. read more…