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We’ve Gone Mobile!

2015 April 24
by The Bedford Citizen
The Citizen's daily email digest on an iPhone and a laptop computer.

The Citizen’s daily email digest on an iPhone and a laptop computer.

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Do your read The Citizen’s daily email feed on your smartphone, and did you notice an improvement in yesterday’s post?

Thanks to one of our web gurus, Stephan Hovnanian, our daily email feed is now mobile-friendly. Over the next few weeks, we’ll convert the weekly summary that arrives each Sunday at 7:30 am to be mobile-friendly as well.

If you don’t already receive one or both of The Citizen’s emails, you are welcome to register at the top of our webpage, www.thebedfordcitizen.org.

Bedford Minutemen Re-enact 1775 Breakfast at Fitch Tavern

2015 April 24
by The Bedford Citizen
Shortly before dawn on Monday, Eliza Menninger, Captain Roy Kring and Michael Hand welcomed the Bedford Minuteman Company to the Fitch Tavern - Image (c) JMcCT

Shortly before dawn on Monday, Eliza Menninger, Captain Roy Kring and Michael Hand welcomed the Bedford Minuteman Company to the Fitch Tavern – Image (c) JMcCT

By Julie McCay Turner

The Bedford Minuteman Company and guests in the tap room at Fitch Tavern - Image (c) JMcCT, 2015

The Bedford Minuteman Company and guests in the tap room at Fitch Tavern – Image (c) JMcCT, 2015

On the morning of April 19, 1775, Captain Jonathan Willson is reported to have said of the Bedford Minuteman Company’s pre-dawn breakfast — cold gruel and warm beer in the tap room at Fitch Tavern –“It’s a cold breakfast, boys, but we’ll give the British a hot dinner. We’ll have every dog of them before night.”

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Multicultural Festival Shows the Many Faces of Bedford

2015 April 24
by The Bedford Citizen
Flags of many nations waved proudly during the opening ceremony at Bedford's first Multicultual Festival - Image (c) _____,. 2015

Flags of many nations waved proudly during the opening ceremony at Bedford’s first Multicultual Festival – Courtesy image (c) . 2015

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Bedford’s first Multicultural Festival on Sunday afternoon, April 12, celebrated the diverse heritage represented by town residents, and was a rousing success. There were crafts to make, and to buy; delicious food to sample; music and dance to appreciate; thought-provoking talks; and a striking Parade of Flags carried by scores of children and adults, led by Town Manager Richard Reed and Superintendent of Schools Jon Sills.

In a post-event telephone interview Reed complimented “the group of volunteers who came together and did such a wonderful job” creating “a great success, especially for a first-time event that drew so many participants.” read more…

5k Run-Walk for Cancer on May 30 Benefits MGH Cancer Center – Bethke at Emerson Hospital

2015 April 24
by The Bedford Citizen
Lily Nemirovsky leads her dad in a sprint to the finish during the 2014 Emerson Hospital 5k Run-Walk for Cancer - Image (c) JMcCT, 2014

Lily Nemirovsky passed her father, Sergei, in a sprint to the finish during the 2014 Emerson Hospital 5k Run-Walk for Cancer – Image (c) JMcCT, 2014

Submitted by Emerson Hospital

Bedford walkers in the 2014 Emerson Hospital 5k Run-Walk for Cancer - Image (c) JMcCT, 2014

Barbara Feehrer (r) walked with friends and family in the 2014 Emerson Hospital 5k Run-Walk for Cancer – Image (c) JMcCT, 2014

The Emerson Hospital Auxiliary’s annual 5k Run~Walk for Cancer brings together runners, walkers, and families from across the 25 communities served by Emerson Hospital to support cancer care at the Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital — Bethke. The rain-or-shine event will take place at The Thoreau Club field, 275 Forest Ridge Road in Concord on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

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The Healing Power of Nature: The Bedford Lyceum at First Parish Celebrates Earth Day

2015 April 23
by The Bedford Citizen
Image (c) www.nature-connection.org

Image (c) www.nature-connection.org

Submitted by the Bedford Lyceum at First Parish on the Common

The Nature Connection logoIn observation of Earth Day, the Nature Connection, a Concord-based organization that that supports the human spirit by building connections between people and the natural world will offer a talk during the Bedford Lyceum at First Parish on Bedford Common at 9 am on Sunday, April 26. read more…

Great Road Reconstruction Project Begins

2015 April 23
by The Bedford Citizen

Submitted by Adrienne St. John, Public Works Engineer

Drainage work underway on Great Road - Image (c) JMcCT, 2015

Drainage work underway on Great Road – Image (c) JMcCT, 2015

The Town’s contractor, ET&L Corp., returned to Bedford on Monday, April 6th to complete the miscellaneous work items on School Way and to start work on the replacement of the traffic signals at the intersection of Great Road, Springs Road and South Road. In addition, they will install a pre-emption traffic signal in front of the Bedford Fire Station so that emergency response vehicles can safely exit and enter their site.

Click to download next week’s construction update: Construction Schedule for Week Ending May 1, 2015

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Bedford Community Events Calendar: April 25 to May 3

2015 April 23
by The Bedford Citizen

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

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.

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Bedford Rotary Club Meal-Packing Event – Saturday, April 25

2015 April 23
by The Bedford Citizen

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

pay it forwardThe Rotary Club of Bedford has embraced Pay It Forward, a global movement based on the idea that if each of us looked for ways to help others, the world would be a better place.   Bedford residents are invited to be a part of it an amazing tradition on April 25, that was brought to Bedford for the first time in 2013. read more…

Copyright Expert Drew Epstein Speaking in Bedford on April 28 to Benefit Bedford Center for the Arts

2015 April 23
by The Bedford Citizen

Submitted by Bedford Center for the Arts

Copyright expert Drew Epstein - Courtesy image

Copyright expert Drew Epstein – Courtesy image

Drew Epstein, a lawyer specializing in copyright and contract law, will be the featured speaker at a Bedford Center for the Arts event from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday April 28, at St. Paul’s Parish Hall, 100 Pine Hill Road, Bedford, Mass. Epstein will share his vast experience dealing with intellectual property issues as well as answer questions from the audience. “Should I place a copyright symbol or notice on my artwork and is it then protected?” Get answers to this and other questions from Boston’s legal expert in the field.

Seating is limited and pre-registration at http://bedfordarts.wildapricot.org/event-1903464 is recommended.
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Bedford Research Foundation: Open Houses and Ribbon Cutting Reception

2015 April 23
by The Bedford Citizen

Submitted by the Bedford Research Foundation

BRF LogoThe Bedford Research Foundation (BRF) is hosting two open houses Thursday, April 30 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm, and Saturday, May 2 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm for local residents and members of the biomedical, healthcare, and manufacturing industries. The event is open to the public and includes a short presentation by foundation director, Dr. Ann Kiessling, as well as demonstrations and tours of the foundation’s new space at 124 South Road, Bedford, MA. Meet staff and board members and find out more about the many exciting projects currently underway.

Representative Ken Gordon and senator Mike Barrett will be on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony during Saturday’s open house.

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