Why We Ride ~ David Sachs: PMC Kids, June 16

Submitted by the 2018 PMC Kids Ride

David Sachs, riding in the 2016 Pan-Mass Challenge – Courtesy image (c) all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

As the committee prepares for the PMC Kids Ride on June 16, we asked children, family members, and riders to share “why they ride.”

Julie Sachs shared the following:

Concord Convoy Stopped in Bedford, Headed to Bike Fest on City Hall Plaza

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The Concord Convoy, a contingent of local cyclists, rode into Boston and back on Friday morning.

Suzy Enos cycled up to the Bikeway Source shortly after 6 am, with Tucker trailing behind in the Puppy Express. Dave Enos and a pair of riders, Rishi and Heather, arrived from Concord shortly before Matt Hyde and Jan van Steenwijk turned up.

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.

65th Annual First Parish Plant & Craft Fair ~ Saturday, May 19 on Bedford Common ~ 10 am to 3 pm

Submitted by the First Parish Plant & Craft Fair

The First Parish Plant and Craft Fair, a spring-time tradition has been taking root on Bedford Common for the past 65 years. The 2018 edition will take place from 10 am until 3 pm on Saturday, May 19, rain or shine. The fair’s snow date is Sunday, May 20, from noon to 3 pm.

There will be plants — hearty annuals grown by local suppliers will share pride of place with heritage perennials from parishioners’ gardens, and there will be veggies and herbs — crafts, lunch, live music, the 4H Petting Zoo from Chip-in Farm, and fun for the family.

Stamp Out Hunger – Postal Food Drive Confusion

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Moments after The Citizen posted an announcement for Saturday’s planned Stamp Out Hunger food drive conducted by the US Postal Service, we learned — via the Bedford Pantry website — that the collection had been canceled due to logistical concerns this year.

Many Bedford postal customers received cards in today’s mail, affirming that the collection was underway. And they began calling Peter and Cathy Grey, founders of the Bedford Pantry to voice their confusion. And The Citizen followed up with the Greys as well.

Middle School Tenacity Challenge

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Teams of middle school students arrived at Bedford’s John Glenn Middle School on Saturday, April 28 to compete in the the 2018 Middle School Tenacity Challenge, an annual academic competition for teams of 7th and 8th grade Latino and African-American students from urban and suburban middle schools across Massachusetts.

Based on the success of Bedford High School’s Tenacity Challenge and the support of Superintendent Jon Sills, John Glenn Middle School principal Kevin Tracey brought the program to JGMS.

Local Moms Rekindle the Radical Spirit of Mothers’ Day

Submitted by Mothers Out Front of Bedford

Mother’s Day dates back to 1850s West Virginia when Ann Reeves Jarvis organized Mothers’ Day work clubs to improve sanitary conditions for children. These women worked to lower infant mortality by fighting disease and curbing milk contamination. They also championed ideals of compassion, unity, and peace, tending to wounded Civil War soldiers, Confederate and Union, and holding “Friendship Day Picnics” to bring together former foes.

Bedford Garden Club Mother’s Day Sale Saturday, May 12

Submitted by the Bedford Garden Club

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Bedford Garden Club’s annual sale of geraniums, perennials, fresh- cut flower arrangements, hanging baskets, herbs and vegetables will be held this Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 pm, rain or shine, in front of the Bedford DPW Building, 314 The Great Road.

The sale is timed for Mother’s Day, which is celebrated on Sunday, May 13. Both cash and credit card sales will be accepted.

Letter Carriers’ Food Drive ~ Help Stamp Out Hunger ~ Cancelled

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Saturday, May 12 is the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive conducted by the National Association of Letter Carriers. There are two ways you can help this year. First, leave non-expired, nonperishable food and/or personal items (no glass containers, please) in or near your mailbox. Your letter carrier brings everything to the Bedford Food Pantry.

Looking Ahead to September 22 ~ Bedford Day, 2018

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen On May 1 Recreation Director Amy Hamilton released applications for organizations planning to take part in Bedford Day, 2018 There are separate applications for booths at the fair, and for groups wishing to march in the parade. Click...

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