Earth Day, 2018

By Corinne M. Doud

Bless our home, our revolving planet earth
Embracing us all, while rotating it’s wide girth
What will become of our global empire
As environmental pollution gets more dire
Why do we abuse for pleasure
Our vulnerable terrestrial treasure

We Speak for the Trees ~ An Event Presented by the Environmental and Armenian Clubs at Bedford High School

On Thursday, April 26, 2018, a special fundraising event will take place at the Bedford High School Large Group Instruction Room in Bedford.

The Bedford High School Armenian Club, Environmental Club, and the Armenia Tree Project (ATP) are partnering to hold this wonderful event to help Armenia and the world through reforestation missions. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Bedford Revisited – 100 years ago in Bedford via the Town of Bedford Annual Town Report of 1918

By Bob Dorer

In looking at the old town reports, it appears that over the years Bedford was very thrifty with its annual report printing contracts. It is interesting to see the many different printing firms from Boston, Worcester, even Cambridge’s Brattle Press, which have had the privilege of printing our town’s informative annual reports. In 1918 A.T. Howard Company of Boston did the honors. The cover of this report contains the “old” town seal that was first used in the annual report of 1900. The annual report of 1899 noted the adoption of a town seal to comply with an act of the Legislature of Massachusetts in 1898 requiring each town to have an official seal for use by the town clerk. The report goes on to note the design of Bedford’s new (now old) seal was developed by Mr. Brown (Abram E., I assume) and signified the original meeting house on “the Common” of the newly cleared forest, with many tree stumps evident, in a central position in the forest between Concord and Billerica, both towns having ceded some of their lands far from their respective centers for the creation of Bedford in 1729. The stumps on this interesting old seal remind me of another “stump town,” Portland, Oregon.

BCA Photography Show at the Library Gallery through May 9

Submitted by the BCA Photo Group

The Bedford Free Public Library Gallery’s current show BCA Members’ Photography exhibits the strong and varied photographic work of 22 members of the BCA Photo Group. The show will run through Wednesday, May 9 during regular library hours; the library is located at 7 Mudge Way, Bedford.

Bedford’s Liberty Pole is Capped!

  Compiled by The Bedford Citizen Cloudy skies turned sunny as Bedford’s annual Pole Capping ceremony got underway on Saturday morning, April 7.           Town Historian Sharon McDonald composed an original poem to commemorate today’s Pole Capping...

A Daily Honk, April 6 ~ Performances on Friday and Saturday

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

HONK, JR! opened to a happy round of applause at the JMGS auditorium on Thursday night, proving to be terrific entertainment for everyone.

Additional performances will take place on Friday at 7 pm and on Saturday at 6 pm. Reserved seats at $11 each are available online by clicking and entering Bedford or HONK in the“Find A Show” search box.

A great many students and adults were involved:

A Daily HONK, April 5, 2018 ~ Opening TONIGHT!

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

There’s still time to get tickets for your family to attend the JGMS Spring musical “HONK, JR!” a funny and fast-paced musical re-telling of the classic “Ugly Duckling” story. All ages will enjoy the talents of cast and crew.

A Daily Honk: April 4, 2018

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen HONK, JR. opens tomorrow Thursday, April 5 at 7 pm in the auditorium at the John Glenn Middle School. Additional performances are scheduled for Friday, April 6, at 7 pm and Saturday, April 7, at 6 pm. Reserved tickets are $11 per person...

A Daily Honk – April 3, 2018

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen Performances run Thursday and Friday, April 5 and 6, at 7:00 pm; and Saturday, April 7, at 6:00 pm. An invitation-only sensory-friendly show will be held this afternoon, April 3, at 4:00 pm; please contact Lariza Panagiotou at...

Jillian Guetersloh, a Finalist in the National Endowment for the Arts Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge

By Paula Gilarde

Jillian Guetersloh, a finalist in the National Endowment for the Arts’ Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge – Courtesy image (c) 2018 all rights reserved

Jillian Guetersloh, a freshman at Bedford High School, was named recently as one of only six high school students selected from almost 200 applicants across the country as a finalist in the Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge, a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) initiative.

Jillian submitted a powerful original song titled “Nothing at All” in which a young woman contemplates her first and lost romantic relationship. To listen to her song and watch a short video she created,

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