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Bedford’s Community Events Calendar – On the Horizon: October 24 to November 4

2014 October 23
by The Bedford Citizen

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

On the Horizon-Save the DateOn 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.

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Athletic Fields Design to Go Forward

2014 October 23
by The Bedford Citizen

By Meredith McCulloch

SelectmenRoy Sorenson, Director of Public Works, requested a review of plans for two additional fields and realignment of the existing baseball field at the Selectmen’s meeting on October 20. Wetland remediation at Page Field, required by a variance granted by the Conservation Commission, must be the first step.  The fields will be located on property adjacent to Liljegren Way behind the high school.

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Bedford Housing Authority Vacancy – Interim Member to be Appointed on November 17

2014 October 23
by The Bedford Citizen

Submitted by the Town of Bedford

Town of Bedford New SealDue to a recent resignation, there is a vacancy on the Bedford Housing Authority (BHA) Board of Commissioners. An interim appointment will be made lasting until March, 2015 at a joint meeting of the remaining Commissioners and the Bedford Selectmen on November 17, 2014. In March, 2015, an election for the remaining four years of the vacated term will be conducted. The interim Commissioner may choose to run for election in March, 2015 or retire.
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Is a Swimming Pool Bubbling Up in Bedford’s Future?

2014 October 22
by The Bedford Citizen

By Meredith McCulloch

SelectmenInterest in a town-owned swimming facility arose in two separate reports at the Selectmen’s meeting on October 20. DPW Director Roy Sorenson and members of the Recreation Commission reviewed the ongoing difficulty in maintaining water clarity at the pond in Springs Brook Park, despite many attempted solutions over the years. They are recommending that the town pursue a new direction and do a feasibility study for potential replacement of Springs Brook Park pond with a year-round pool.

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Trunk or Treat – Friday, October 24, from 4 to 6 pm

2014 October 22
by The Bedford Citizen
Participants, ready to hand out treats, are as spiffy as the costumed trick-or-treaters! Courtesy image

Ready to hand out treats, representatives of local businesses are as spiffy as the young trick-or-treaters! Courtesy image

Submitted by the Bedford Chamber of Commerce

The Goddard School Trunk or Treat will be happening this Friday in the parking lot of Whole Foods Market between the hours of 4-6 PM.

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Ebola, Dances, and Rainbows: Three Observations

2014 October 22
by The Bedford Citizen

By Dan Brosgol

Dan Brosgol

Dan Brosgol

Ebola on the brain

My wife drew the Davis and Lane Back-To-School night straws this fall, which means I got the privilege of going to the John Glen Middle School one a few weeks back. It was a lovely evening, despite the fact that two of the teachers were out and I had three free periods out of the first five—other parents must have thought I was quite the truant as I aimlessly roamed the halls. The most interesting fact that I garnered from that evening was that the kids are very concerned about Ebola and are always talking about it in class, asking questions about it, and getting anxious about Ebola news that seems to be getting worse. This made sense to me, as my son has come home in successive weeks talking about Ebola in Texas, Ebola on planes, Ebola in Braintree, and a questionably-true allegation that a mouse in Rhode Island tested positive for Ebola. While I’ll try to keep him less worried, it’s worth noting that kids are definitely alarmed about it.

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An Added Dimension at First Church’s Fall Fair: All Proceeds will Benefit an International Water Project

2014 October 22
by The Bedford Citizen

Submitted by First Church, Congregational

Screen grab from First Church's Facebook page

Screen grab from First Church’s Facebook page

First Church, Congregational in Bedford has a new focus for their Fall Fair: providing clean, fresh water to a community in need.

The popular fair, held on November 14th and 15th this year, usually raises money for the church budget.  But this year, they have a new vision.  “Over the past year, the theme of water has been coming up in church” said Rev. John Castricum, the Pastor at First Church.  “Lots of baptisms, a successful Ice Bucket Challenge and many other programs have involved water.”

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BOO! Bedford Family Connection Halloween Party – Saturday, October 25

2014 October 18
by The Bedford Citizen

BFC Halloween Party logoNext Saturday’s Bedford Family Connection Halloween party features face painting, spooky balloon animals, tattoos, games, prizes, crafts and even haunted cookie decorating!

George the Magician return to perform an amazing magic show at 10:30 am.

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Unplug in November!

2014 October 17
by The Bedford Citizen

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Unplugged Calendar for 2014Are you caught up in too much busy-ness already, with fall just having officially begun?  Try adding more connection to your life in the month of November with the Bedford Families Unplugged Together calendar.  Based on a program started in Needham by Jon Mattleman and the Needham Youth Commission in March 2002, Bedford Unplugged Together hopes to remind people that life holds more than what is on the other end of a plug, be it a computer, a television screen, or a phone.

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It’s Almost Turkey Trot Time: Online Registration Ends on November 10

2014 October 17
by The Bedford Citizen
Runners in the 2013 Turkey Trot, including one with a ceremonial headdress - Image (c) Rich Hamilton

Runners in the 2013 Turkey Trot – Image (c) Rich Hamilton

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

At 8 am on Thursday, November 27, runners and walkers, adults and kids alike, will step off in Bedford’s 8th annual Turkey Trot, a 5k Fun Run and 2-mile Fun Walk that benefits the Bedford Community Table and Food Pantry (www.bedfordfoodpantry.org).

The Turkey Trot offers an on-line registration option this year, and an incentive to register early: The first 150 participants will receive a Turkey Trot t-shirt, compliments of race sponsor Bedford Florists. Race organizer Rich Hamilton reported recently that more than 60 runners/walkers have already registered. read more…