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Bedford’s Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

2014 November 26
by The Bedford Citizen
Looking into the sanctuary at First Church of Christ, Congregational - Image (c) JMcCT, 2014

Looking into the sanctuary at First Church of Christ, Congregational – Image (c) JMcCT, 2014

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Diversity was a clear theme during Bedford’s annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 23, at First Church of Christ, Congregational.

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Ice Hockey Fundraiser: “Old School” vs “Young Guns” – Friday afternoon

2014 November 26
by The Bedford Citizen
2012 champions - Image (c)  @bedfordhockey

2012 Buccaneer ice hockey champions – Image (c) @bedfordhockey

Bucs Ice HockeyThe BHS Buccaneers ice hockey team will kick off their 2014-2015 season by taking on the Bedford DPW, Police and Fire departments in a fundraising game at The Edge Sports Center on Friday November 28 at 3:30 pm.

Tickets are $7.00 at the door, and all are welcome.

 

The BEF Bash – A Great Reason to Support a Great Organization on December 6

2014 November 26
by The Bedford Citizen
Helping during the party - Courtesy image

Helping during the party – Courtesy image

Submitted by the Bedford Education Foundation

Bash-6Have you seen the blue and white signs dotting lawns around town promoting the BEF Bash on December 6th at Waxy’s?  Have you said to yourself, “This must be the place to be, but what is this bash? What is the BEF? And how do I get tickets?” Here is the lowdown.

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Diversity and Acceptance at Lane School

2014 November 26
by The Bedford Citizen

Submitted by Rob Ackerman, Principal, Lane School

TshirtAs many of you know, one of the goals of the Bedford School District is to develop ways to embrace and celebrate the diversity in our schools. Over the past month, Mrs Smith, our guidance counselor, has been leading a Friday activity with six classrooms from different grades. The activity has our students forming a large circle and stepping into the circle when the answer is “yes” to Mrs Smith’s statement. This is a great way to have our students think about differences in a quiet and non-threatening environment.

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Bedford Firefighters Simultaneously Revive Two Overdose Patients

2014 November 26
by The Bedford Citizen

Submitted by John Guilfoil for the Bedford Fire Department

BFDFire Chief David Grunes reports that the Bedford Fire Department on Sunday night used Narcan to revive an unresponsive man found in a vehicle near the Burlington line and a second unresponsive man found near the Billerica line, at the exact same time. Both patients survived, and investigations are ongoing. read more…

Kammerwerke Double Wind Quintet Shines in First Bedford Concert

2014 November 25
by The Bedford Citizen
French Frolic - Kammewerke Wind Quintet concert at First Parish - Image (c) Carol Krusemark

French Frolic: Kammerwerke Wind Quintet in concert at First Parish, led by Music Director Alan Pearlmutter – Image (c) Carol Krusemark

Submitted by Kammerwerke Double Wind Quintet

Scott Chowning and Justin Stanley on French Horns - Image (c) Carol Krusemark

Scott Chowning and Justin Stanley on French Horns – Image (c) Carol Krusemark

“What a great way to spend a chilly Saturday night; at a Kammerwerke concert right here in Bedford Center at the First Parish. The music was beautiful… lovely… outstanding!” Lorrie Dunham

Variations on Lorrie Dunham’s sentiments were heard many times last Saturday night as the Kammerwerke Double Wind Quintet under the direction of Alan Pearlmutter presented the inaugural performance of its 2014-15 concert series at First Parish Unitarian Universalist on the Common in Bedford.

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To my Constituents in Bedford – A Thank You from State Rep. Ken Gordon

2014 November 25
by The Bedford Citizen
Election-Night

Newly-reelected State Representative Ken Gordon on election night – Image (c) David Lance, 2014 all rights reserved

Submitted by State Representative Ken Gordon

Editor’s Note: With apologies from The Bedford Citizen for our delay in posting this message

Thank you for your votes in an important election that sends me back for a second term as your State Representative. Your overwhelming support is humbling, and appreciated.  I will not forget the force with which you came out for me this election.

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Caution from the Bedford Police: Telephone Scam Involving Bogus Lawsuit

2014 November 25
by The Bedford Citizen

Submitted by John Guilfoil on behalf of the Bedford Police Department

Public Safety-BPDPolice Chief Robert Bongiorno and the Bedford Police Department are warning residents about the threat posed by a telephone scam involving a fake lawsuit and a demand for money.

Click here to download an audio clip from an actual instance of the “Lawsuit Scam” attempting to strike a Bedford resident.

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Bedford Displays Diversity…in a Quilt

2014 November 25
by The Bedford Citizen
Members of Bedford Embraces Diversity, with their Bedford Day quilt. Standing: Erin McCormack, Erin McCormack, Ellis Kriesberg, Marilou Barsam Seated: Valerie Rushanan - Image (c) JMcCT, 2014

Members of Bedford Embraces Diversity, with their Bedford Day quilt. Standing: Erin McCormack, Ellis Kriesberg, and Marilou Barsam Seated: Valerie Rushanan – Image (c) JMcCT, 2014

Submitted by Bedford Embraces Diversity

One of the outcomes of Bedford Day is a beautiful, new, paper quilt hanging at the Bedford Free Public Library, displaying the diversity of backgrounds in our community.  The quilt’s 54 squares were designed and hand-drawn by Bedford residents who stopped by the Bedford Embraces Diversity booth to learn more about the committee and its mission. Later, the 8 x 8″ white squares were mounted on colorful backgrounds and tied together, just as all people are woven together like a fabric.
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Bedford Loses a Jewel

2014 November 22
by The Bedford Citizen
Frans van Berkhout and the staff at Dalya's, including Danielle Berkhout, head chef Udiel Restrepo, Luis Ferando Medina, Andanto Maciel, Kerry Lavalle, Chuck Baker, Kelly Delia, Tracy Lewis, and Jonathan Velez - Image (c) JMcCT, 2014

Frans van Berkhout and the staff at Dalya’s, including Danielle Berkhout, head chef Udiel Restrepo, Luis Fernando Medina, Andanto Maciel, Kerry Lavalle, Chuck Baker, Kelly Delia, Tracy Lewis, and Jonathan Velez – Image (c) JMcCT, 2014

By David W. Packer

Dalya’s, Bedford’s premiere fine food restaurant that has served area residents for almost twenty years, will serve its last meal Saturday, December 20th.  This is sad news indeed for many who have hosted significant events there and enjoyed the food, ambiance, and staff on many occasions.  After all, Dalya’s has served well over half a million meals during its lifetime.  But owners Frans and Mita van Berkhout announced the closing to guests last week both at the restaurant and by email to their extensive customer list, noting that Frans has turned 70 and wants to retire.
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