With Take-Out or Eat-in Options, Bedford’s METCO Soul Food Dinner was a Rousing Success

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Held this year in early February, the 2018 METCO soul food dinner gave scores of Bedford families either dinner in the company of friends, or extraordinary take-out – Chicken (fried, barbecued, or stewed) with a selection of sides from collards to mac and cheese, followed by sweet potato pie or a red velvet cupcake. While some families hurried home to watch the Olympics, others walked over to the High School to watch the girls basketball team celebrate Senior Night.

‘A Visit with President Lincoln’ is Historical Society’s February Program

Submitted by Carol Amick, for the Bedford Historical Society

Matching Lincoln’s height and beard, Steve Wood, of Claremont, NH, bears enough of a resemblance to our 16th president to make heads turn even when not wearing black trousers, vest, frock coat, and stovepipe hat. This happens to him especially in February, the month we celebrate President Lincoln’s birthday and honor him on President’s Day.

Mr. Wood’s first-person historical interpretation, “A Visit with Abraham Lincoln,” will be hosted by the Bedford Historical Society on Sunday, February. 25 in Upper Fellowship Hall of the First Church of Christ, Congregational, 25 The Great Rd. This event, which is free and open to the public, will feature a refreshment period starting at 2 pm. “President Lincoln” will begin his stories around 2:30, after brief announcements by Society officers.

Mardi Gras Bash: Online Ticket Sales Extended through Thursday, February 1

Special to The Bedford Citizen

Jen and Meg are silly with excitement over the BEF Mardi Gras Bash this Saturday, but they have some seriously important news: ON-LINE TICKET SALES EXTENDED THROUGH THURSDAY, 2/1! https://bedfordeducation.org/events/bef-bash-2018/

Starting on Friday, February 2, tickets will be available at the door but will be more expensive – an additional $10 per person.

Bedford Education Foundation’s Mardi Gras Bash on February 3: FAQ!

Submitted by the BEF Bash Planning Committee
Lisa Gedaminsky, Lisa Harrell, Jen Kelley, & Meg McAllister

Editor’s Note: The BEF Bash is sponsored by the Bedford Education Foundation to raise funds that support the Bedford Schools

When and where is this event?
Our Mardi Gras Bash is on Saturday, February 3, from 7 pm to 11 pm. We’re excited to host this year’s event at a new venue–the Hilton Garden Inn in Burlington.

Feedback from Monday’s Community Breakfast to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

Submitted by Bedford Embraces Diversity

Bedford Embraces Diversity had three goals for its 2018 Martin Luther King Breakfast- to hear from recent graduates of Bedford High School’s METCO program who are currently in college, alumni who graduated from BHS in the 1990s, and to get feedback from those in attendance. The breakfast’s final segment was a facilitated discussion led by Reggie Nichols -Director of Affirmative Action at Middlesex Community College. He led the audience in a conversation around themes that had emerged from the program’s presenters. At the very end of the program Bedford Embraces Diversity asked the audience to share their reactions were to the morning’s program, what they learned from it, or what they felt.

Here are some of the comments, grouped by theme:

Saturday’s Snow and Santa Added a Special Touch to Polar Express at Depot Park

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Aboard Saturday’s Polar Express at Depot Park – Image (c) JMcCT, 2017 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

What popular seasonal storybook features a train ride and snow? Bedford has a train! And Mother Nature helped out with the season’s first measurable snow. The Polar Express was alive at Depot Park on Saturday afternoon.

Will Thursday’s NWS Storm Forecast Impact the Plethora of Weekend Events in Bedford?

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Although the forecast is several days out, the plethora of events scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in Bedford could well be snowy, according to Thursday’s National Weather Service forecast. Expected snow totals are predicted in the 4 to 6-inch range, with a low estimate of 1 to 2 inches, and the highest accumulation could be from 6 to 8 inches.

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