Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
Greg Dolan is headed to the Danvers cable access station – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved
The board of Bedford Community Access Television (BedfordTV) has announced the departure of executive director Greg Dolan who is leaving on Friday, July 13, to manage the cable access station in Danvers.
“While we are very sorry to lose Greg,” said BedfordTV board chair Bob Dutton, “the board and all of us at Bedford TV wish him the very best in his new role. And, we’re sure he won’t miss the commute up and down Rt. 95!”
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The Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital will celebrate its 90-year history of serving the nation’s Veterans at the Bedford VA on Saturday, July 14, from 10 am until 2:30 pm at 200 Springs Road, Bedford.
The celebration will honor the Veterans the Bedford VA has served since it began in 1928, along with the partnerships, such as with the Town of Bedford, Veterans service organizations, and area teaching hospitals, that make the Bedford VA’s work possible.
Submitted by the Edinburg Center
Many thanks to the Bedford Flatbread Company for inviting The Edinburg Center to participate in their weekly Benefit Night on Tuesday, June 26th.
Special to The Bedford Citizen
Proprietors Sabrina, Sophie, and Grace opened The Wonder of Snacks on Wednesday.
Submitted by the Nashoba Learning Group
Nashoba Learning Group is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program. The Bedford-based organization was chosen from a total of 597 applications, during a competitive review process.
Nashoba Learning Group was founded in 2002 to serve individuals more impaired by autism. The program enables children and adults with autism to function with the greatest possible productivity and independence in the community, home, and workplace through their lives. Nashoba Learning Group currently serves 124 children in their school program and 38 individuals in their adult program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Submitted by the Bedford Education Foundation
The Bedford Education Foundation today announced it received a $50,000 gift from Middlesex Savings Bank. The support will allow the BEF to continue their ongoing mission to fund creative and innovative programs and materials for the Bedford Public Schools.