Submitted by Pat Pellegrini for the Friends of Job Lane House
Recently the Friends of the Job Lane House (Friends) conducted their second summer archaeological dig for children ages 10-13 through the Bedford Recreation Department. They studied two pits behind the house and shed adjacent to last year’s excavation. Dig leaders Don Corey and Ralph Hammond removed the sod ahead of time and delivered the necessary equipment. Six children formed two crews who did the digging and made the discoveries: Vincent Canciello, Alex Doherty, Mathew Forman, Aiden McEachern, TJ Mead, and Paris Stone. Paris, TJ, and Vincent were veterans from last year’s dig. Friends’ volunteers Judy Barber and Patricia Pellegrini along with Bedford High School senior, Hunter Jarvis, recorded, bagged and labeled the artifacts. Everyone participated in identifying artifacts.
By Dan Brosgol
Ask your average Bedford resident about the wild animals they bump into around town, and you’ll probably get two top answers- deer and turkeys. There was even that coyote that a lot of us saw on the corner of Hartwell Avenue and Bedford Street, although that was about a quarter-mile into Lexington so it doesn’t really count.
One answer you probably won’t hear about is black bears.
Submitted by Bedford TV
The Bedford Citizen is pleased to offer Bedford TV’s schedule of local cablecast programming for July 31 through August 6, 2014.
Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
The weekly project schedule for the ongoing School Way Area infrastructure and paving project is available to the public on the DPW web site thanks to Town Engineer Adrienne St. John.
As a convenience to our readers, The Bedford Citizen is sharing the DPW’s messages about the progress of the School Way improvement project in live links found in the right-hand column of our website, www.thebedfordcitizen.org.
There is quiet industry in the countryside of West Cork, housed in a pretty house with robin’s egg blue shutters, gorgeous hydrangeas and a plaque on the stone pillar at the driveway entrance: Anam Cara.
Originally it was a home — and it still is — but since 1998 it has been where Sue Booth-Forbes lives and the retreat she offers to writers and artists.
By Marya Dantzer
“Two months ago, we didn’t think this would be possible,” Planning Board member Jeff Cohen marveled, voicing surprise and delight with which the Board greeted news that the U.S. Coast Guard has agreed to work with the Town and the Bedford Housing Trust to secure purchase of the government’s surplus property at Pine Hill Rd. Assistant Town Manager Jessica Porter announced this development at the Planning Board’s July 22 meeting; Manager Rick Reed had briefed Selectmen the evening before.
Submitted by Bedford Boy Scout Troop 194
The skies opened up, it poured and poured and poured. Then, just like clockwork, it stopped. The adventure was ready to begin, and so were the thirty travelers who had been anticipating this journey for many months.
Last December, the Bedford Cultural Council approved Troop 194’s grant request to receive funding for the “Fun Revolutionary Trivia Trolley Tour” or FRTTT. Special thanks for the support of Barbara Purchia, of the Bedford Cultural Council in encouraging T194 to seek the grant; we can always use more culture.
Submitted by the Bedford Historical Society
The close of the last century was marked by many changes in town, not the least of these was the coming of the streetcars, finally eliminating travel by stage coach. The last rail was laid in 1900, and for twenty-five years the people of Bedford enjoyed the convenience of being connected to an expansive trolley system. Fare was only five cents and children under five traveled for free. read more…
Submitted by Middlesex Community College
The Middlesex Community College Foundation recently awarded scholarships for outstanding academic achievement to 20 Middlesex students at MCC’s annual Celebrity Forum. Among them was Rebecca Brill Weitz, of Bedford, recently graduated from MCC’s Liberal Arts and Sciences program. She is planning to attend Connecticut College in the fall.
Submitted by Margot Fleischman, Chair of the Bedford Board of Selectmen, and Brad Hafer, Chair of the Bedford School Committee.
For the past nine years, the state has provided funding to help the town’s public schools with educating students that live on Hanscom Air Force Base. This funding is crucial to our town, because, in our eyes, the students we have from Hanscom are crucial to our schools.