By Julie McCay Turner
Keith Kinney came to Lane School five years ago, dreaming of an outdoor classroom, and with the help of teaching assistant Jean Mickle and others, a splendid organic teaching garden has come together at the school.
At Mickle’s behest,‘Ask This Old House’ came to the school and installed raised beds and grape arbors. Several months later the garden was featured in the television program’s season premiere last October.After all that excitement, Kinney and Mickle wondered how to sustain enthusiasm for the outdoor classroom.
The school’s newly-arrived flock of chicks provides just the ticket. read more…
By Meredith McCulloch
Town board and committee meetings for the upcoming week are listed, with highlights of agendas posted on Friday, April 29 noted below.
All meetings are open to the public. read more…
Mother’s Day: Then and Now – A Celebratory Breakfast Tradition Continues at Bedford’s American Legion Post
Submitted behalf of the Anthony-Hunt-Hamilton American Legion Post 221
Many things have come and gone in Bedford over the years, but one thing in particular continues to warm the hearts of Mothers. For over four decades now, volunteers here in town have come together to make Mom feel a little more special on Mother’s Day.
Bobbie Ennis, long time Bedford resident, said “I can’t even remember a time when we didn’t have the Mother’s Day Breakfast here”. Mothers are treated to breakfast in the Genetti Function Room. They’re given carnations, and a breakfast of eggs, hash browns, bacon or sausage, pancakes, toast, coffee, tea, and juice. The ambiance isn’t at all “fancy-smanshy”, but seeing all the families and happy Moms creates a very special atmosphere none the less. read more…
Submitted by the Bedford Garden Club
Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Bedford Garden Club’s annual sale of geraniums, perennials, edibles, hanging plants and fresh cut flower arrangements is planned for Saturday, May 7th in front of the Bedford DPW Building, 314 The Great Road.
Starting at 10 am, the sale will offer floral arrangements in three sizes that are great gifts for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8th. Also to be sold are hundreds of the most popular colors of geraniums (red, white, pink, hot pink, and coral) as well as perennials donated from the yards of Garden Club members – all to raise funds for the Club’s civic activities and scholarship program. read more…
Submitted by the Bedford Historical Society
Hard to believe that there was a time, not so long ago, when Bedford had only ONE traffic light!
Remember the restaurant with the airplane on its roof? Or the Bedford Woolworth 5 & 10?
Whether you have lived in Bedford for 1 year or for 50 years, everyone loves Bedford. But what was the town like when life operated at a slower pace? What was it like growing up in a small, semi-rural community?
A number of well-known and long-time Bedford residents will be the featured panelists for this interesting Society program, to be held Sunday afternoon, May 1, in the Upper Fellowship Hall at the First Church of Christ Congregational. The event will start at 2 pm with refreshments and a social period. The guest speakers will begin after announcements at 2:30 pm. read more…
By Bob Dorer
A standing room only crowd of abutters turned out for the Planning Board’s April 26 public hearing on a “Special Permit and Definitive Subdivision Plan-Planned Residential Development (PRD)” for 56 Evergreen Avenue. Also present were the land owner and development team for the project, the Selectmen and Finance Committee liaisons to the Planning Board, and other interested citizens. read more…
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Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
A newly-installed Princeton Elm stands proud at the corner of Elm Street and School Way. It was installed by the Bedford DPW to celebrate Arbor Day, 2016.
The tree will eventually shade the bench donated last year in memory of Matthew “Matty” Langone. The bench has become a popular neighborhood gathering place.
Princeton Elms provide ‘high canopy shade,” and a proven, scientific record of resistance to Dutch Elm disease.
Submitted by Rep. Ken Gordon (D-Bedford)
The sponsor of the Massachusetts House bill to bring paid family and medical leave to all workers in Massachusetts, Representative Ken Gordon (D-Bedford), joined U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, Co-Chairman of the Joint Committee Labor and Workforce Development John Scibak (D-South Hadley), and Senate Co-Sponsor Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) at Cambridge startup Tamr, Inc. to discuss the issues surrounding the proposed program. read more…