Middlesex 3 Coalition’s Annual Meeting Honors Bedford Town Manager Rick Reed

By Julie McCay Turner

The Middlesex 3 Coalition came into existence 2012, with Bedford’s Town Manager Rick Reed serving as Executive Director until last year. After stepping aside, Reed served on the Coalition’s board and will remain active through the coming year.

In Billerica, on Tuesday morning Reed was honored with the Middlesex 3 Coalition’s 2018 Economic Development Impact Award for the public sector and was presented with a citation signed by each of the state representatives who serve Middlesex 3 cities and towns.

Prom Stroll on Bedford Common ~ Thursday, May 31 from 4 to 6 pm

Submitted by the Bedford Chamber of Commerce

The Bedford Chamber of Commerce will continue the long-standing tradition of the Barrett Sotheby’s Senior Prom Stroll on May 31st from 4-6 pm on the Town Common. The class picture will be taken at 4:45 pm, followed by the promenade. This year’s event will once again be sponsored by Barrett Sotheby’s. Everyone is welcome to this town-wide event! In case of inclement weather, the stroll will take place in the high school gymnasium.

Free Self-Defense Nights for Women and Teen Girls Announced by Callahan’s Karate and GrooveWrx

Submitted by Callahan’s Karate and GrooveWrx

Jennifer Buckley of GrooveWrx (l) and Winnie Callahan of Callahan’s Karate (r) trade shirts to announce the free empowerment workshops they’re offering in May – Courtesy image (c) 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

During the month of May, Winnie Callahan, Co-Owner of Callahan’s Karate, and Jennifer Buckley, Founder of GrooveWrx and The Girl Power WrxShop, will offer their Self-Defense & Physical Empowerment Class to the community at no cost.

Bedford DECA Shines at 59th State Career Development Conference

Submitted by the BHS Chapter of DECA

The Bedford High School’s DECA chapter attended Massachusetts’ largest-ever State Career Development Conference (SCDC) competition at the Hynes Convention Center and Marriott Copley in Boston from March 8 – 10. Bedford’s students joined over 2,800 students, advisors, and chaperones in hopes of attending the National competition during April in Atlanta, GA. The BHS DECA team includes 43 students, and 13 attended SCDC after winning in their category at the regional competition in December.

Can Bedford Farms’ ‘Sweet Revenge’ Ice Cream Guarantee Another Patriots Super Bowl Win?

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Created in anticipation of Super Bowl LI, Bedford Farms’ special homemade ice cream flavor, Sweet Revenge, may have brought the New England Patriots an extra touch of luck to help win their fifth Lombardi Trophy in 2017.

In anticipation of back-to-back Superbowl wins, the mix of salted caramel swirl, peanut butter Oreos and caramel truffles in a vanilla base has returned, hitting another ‘GO PATS’ high note. Can it help the Pats bring a sixth trophy home from Minnesota?

Bedford Chamber of Commerce Seeks Nominations for 2018 Business Awards and Ray of Hope Youth Award

Submitted by the Bedford Chamber of Commerce

Bedford citizens, business owners, and community leaders are invited to submit nominations to the Chamber for several prestigious awards to be given in February to honor local business representatives.

Each year the Chamber names a Business Person of the Year, Business of the Year, Diversity Award, Ray of Hope and Outstanding Service to the Chamber Award.

Robots Give Back This Holiday Season

Submitted by iRobot Corporation

Bedford-based iRobot Corporation prides itself on supporting the community through a variety of ways. iRobot’s STEM program partners with educators in Massachusetts, including Bedford, to bring robots into classrooms to educate children on the emerging robotics industry. During the holidays, iRobot looks for additional opportunities to offer its support to the Bedford community.

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