A Write Invite

By Ginni Spencer

As our readers know by now, content for The Bedford Citizen comes from a variety of sources: volunteer writers and photographers who submit a wide array of stories and pictures, paid reporters regularly covering town boards and committees, and press releases from organizations such as the Police Department, the Bedford Garden Club, and many other civic and cultural groups. Our volunteer sports writers provide excellent coverage about school and community teams. Many thanks to all these diligent contributors.

The Bedford Citizen is always on the look-out for good stories reliably reported about the many aspects of our community life. Ever thought about writing something yourself?

B LOVE: Collecting Bikes for Botswana – Drop-Off in Bedford through July 24

Submitted by Elizabeth, Sergei, Lily and Nikita Nemirovsky

Last year our family collected over 60 bikes IN ONE DAY for a local, grassroots organization called Bikes 4 Humanity. They collect bikes for communities in Africa, and the Boston chapter we work with collects specifically to send to Botswana.

The bikes we collected last Spring are nearly ready to be shipped but there’s still room in the large container and we’re trying to fill it to the max as it is very costly to send to Africa.

Wednesday’s Wet and Wild Weather

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

MEMA’s strong thunderstorm advisory sounded at 6:20 pm on Wednesday, July 12 at the end of a hot and humid afternoon, moments before Bedford was lashed by strong winds and drenched by 3.01 inches of rain. Unofficial reports claim that 2.5 inches fell within 40 minutes during the late evening rush hour.

Register Now for the 23rd Annual Danny Oates Memorial 5k Road Race & 2.5k Walk ~ Bedford Day, September 23

Submitted by the Danny Oates 5k Road Race Committee

The 23rd annual Danny Oates 5k is coming on Bedford Day, Saturday, September 23! Starting at the John Glenn Middle School, the 5k run and 2.5k walk benefit a scholarship fund for our local High School seniors. In addition, the little kids can participate in a Kids Fun Run on the track just prior to the race. Run and Walk registration is $25 pre event, $30 day of, ($5 military) and includes a long-sleeved tee for participants.

David Hiltz Honored at AFCEA International Conference

Submitted by the Lexington-Concord Chapter of the AFCEA

David Hiltz was honored at an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International Conference held in Baltimore, MD, last month.

Hiltz has been in the Bedford community since 2010 and has been a resident of Bedford since he retired from the Air Force at Hanscom Air Force Base in 2016.He currently leads the Planning and Control Technologies directorate within the Technology Solutions Business Area at BAE Electronics Systems in Burlington, MA.

Letter to the Editor, July 10, 2017: Joe Damery’s Memories of Bedford’s Old Horse Trough

By Joe Damery

Just recently while thinking about a Stone-Horse-Trough that once stood at the corner of South Road and Loomis Street . . . I went into the Town Forest and checked out that restored and very beautiful trough, much resembling the Unit I and other Kids of my Era Played with . . . Knowing that it Also had been moved to the Town Dump just kind of wondered of the coincidence of the New Engraved Memorial Unit.

Show Your Work in the Bedford Day Regional Art Show

By Sylvia Mallory
President, Bedford Arts and Crafts Society

In last year’s show, Patricia MacQueen received a first-place ribbon in the Watercolor category for this beautiful work – Courtesy image (c) 2016 all rights reserved

As you soak up the summer sun and savor the season’s slower pace, think about this: September is only a couple of calendar flips away. That means Bedford will soon be into the fun, food, and festivities of Bedford Day, September 23 this year.

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