Bedford Day, 2017 ~ Friday’s Last-Minute Update

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

With the Autumnal Equinox hitting Bedford at 4:02 on Friday afternoon, the weather matched the turn of the season from summer to autumn. However, Saturday — aka Bedford Day — has a more optimistic forecast, with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the 80s..

John Linz: Citizen of the Year, 2017-2018

By Julie McCay Turner

A position at Raytheon, when its Missile Systems Division was located on Hartwell Road, brought John Linz and his family to Bedford in 1969. Now, 48 years later, John has been named Citizen of the Year for 2017-2018. Both his family and his professional background have played an important part in his Bedford career.

Bedford Day is Apt to be Spectacular on September 23

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Recreation Director Amy Hamilton manages the Town’s Bedford Day celebrations, and delights in finding space for everyone who wants to march in the parade or have a booth at the fair.

“Since the booth area grew beyond the Mudge Way parking lot area outside Town Hall, there are no ‘bad’ spaces,” says Hamilton. “There is a lot to see, plenty of food, and multiple activities. Bedford Day offers countless opportunities to see old friends, meet new ones and get to know our town.” Comfortable shoes are suggested.

Bedford Day festivities begin early on the morning of September 23, with the 23rd annual Danny Oates 5k / 2.5k walk / Kids Fun Run. At about the same time, Re/Max expects to launch a tethered hot air balloon, with rides from the playing field across from Bedford High School.

September is Suicide Prevention Month

Submitted by Bedford Youth and Family Services Stop a Suicide in September September is Suicide Prevention Month, and while suicide is a difficult topic to talk about, it is important to learn more about suicide prevention and to educate others. Many people who intend...

Rob Ackerman and Bedford’s ‘Breaking Through ALS’ Challenge

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Bedford’s Rob Ackerman is known to many as s third-degree black belt black and instructor at Callahan’s Karate Studio. He is also an elementary education major entering his sophomore year at Endicott College in Beverly.

The Breaking Through ALS Challenge was started by the martial arts community to honor Kevin Thompson, a grand master in karate stricken by ALS. Similar to the well known ice bucket challenge, this event has participants breaking boards for their donation.

Services for Christopher Weisz

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Services have been announced for the late Christopher Weisz of Bedford: Calling hours will take place at the Bedford Funeral Home from 4 to 8 pm on Tuesday, August 29, with a graveside service at Westview Cemetery in Lexington at 10:30 am on Wednesday, August 30.

An obituary has been posted on the Bedford Funeral Home website, and The Bedford Citizen will post an appreciation early in the week.

Hanscom Runway Paving Project – Meeting with the Selectmen on August 21

By Joan Bowen

At the request of Sharon Williams, Hanscom Field’s Director, the Selectmen provided Massport with the opportunity to provide a project update prior to the Selectmen’s regularly scheduled meeting on August 21. Approximately 50 people, primarily residents of South Road, Concord Road, and North Road, attended the open meeting to hear the project report but also to voice their continuing concerns about the project planning process, communication, and the impact on the quality of their lives.

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