Flavors of Bedford ~ An Event Update

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Just one of the dozens of tempting food stations – Image (c) JMcCT, 2017 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

Flavors of Bedford was clearly the place to be on Sunday, November 5, with guests arriving in droves within moments after the doors opened. Flavors is an annual event sponsored by the Bedford Chamber of Commerce; a portion of the proceeds support the Friends of Hanscom, a non-profit organization established to promote and support the mission of the American military service.

Dozens of appetizers and tasting bites were on the menu, with some guests marking their lists to be certain that they tried everything.

Observing Veterans Day in Bedford, 2017

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The Town of Bedford conducted Veterans Day ceremonies at Veterans Memorial Park on The Great Road at noon on Saturday, November 11. Bedford’s Police Honor Guard escorted committee members and dignitaries along the walkway from the Patriot statue to the Veteran’s monument. The Bedford Minuteman Company’s fifes and drums accompanied the march.

Burlington Temple Raises Funds for Immigrant Causes

Submitted by Temple Shalom Emeth

Bedford’s Buffie and Dean Groves performed at the recent coffeehouse – Courtesy image (c) Nancy Daugherty, 2017 all rights reserved

Temple Shalom Emeth’s Social Justice Committee raised $2400 last week to benefit three organizations which provide support to immigrants and their families.

The Sanctuary Program at the First Parish Bedford Unitarian Universalist Church, the American Civil Liberties Union/Massachusetts (ACLU), and the family of Francisco Rodriguez will be the recipients of the funds. Each will receive $800.

Kristallnacht, a Gathering of Remembrance ~ Thursday, November 9 at 7 pm

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Each year, the Bedford Jewish Community, in collaboration with the town’s Interfaith Clergy Association, hosts a brief remembrance of Kristallnacht, “the night of broken glass” on the Town Common. The 2017 remembrance begins at 7 pm on Thursday, November 9 and lasts about 30 minutes.

Kristallnacht commemorates the nights of November 9 and 10 in 1938, when paramilitary “Brownshirts” and civilians stormed Jewish-owned establishments in German cities, destroying property and intimidating Jews while German authorities looked on without intervening.

2nd Annual Matty’s Monster Dash: Oh, What a Glorious Morning!

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The 2017 running of Matty’s Monster Dash was a success by any measure. There were bib numbers from the single digits to 487, runners and walkers aged 8 to 71, with smiles and hugs. And, there were costumes: a pair of dinosaurs, at least one ballerina, muscle men, superwomen (as well as a lot of super women), batmen, and not just 1, but 2 Things. Hundreds of serious runners, fun-runners, and walkers enjoyed perhaps the final glorious October Saturday in 2017.

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