Bedford Education Foundation’s Summer Grant Recipients

Submitted by The Bedford Education Foundation

The Bedford Education Foundation (BEF) is proud to announce the funding of nine grants in our Summer 2017 grant cycle, totaling $13,700. Congratulations to all of our grant recipients! To date, the BEF has funded $190,000 towards creative and innovative projects and materials in the Bedford Public Schools.

The Bedford Garden Club: Thanks for Another Season of Splendor

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen, with thanks to the Bedford Garden Club

As summer draws to a close, here’s a quick look back at the flower beds maintained throughout the growing season by the Bedford Garden Club.

The Garden Club prepares and maintains gardens at 18 traffic islands, corners, and public buildings throughout heavily traveled areas of Bedford, including the Lillian Dutton Memorial Herb Garden at the Job Lane Farm Museum, whose work is part of the historical preservation plan for one of the Town’s oldest houses.

Bedford Historical Society Talk: the 200-Year-Old Meeting House on Bedford Common, and National History Day Students

Submitted by the Bedford Historical Society

Two fascinating topics will be featured at the first program of the Bedford Historical Society’s 2017-2018 Speakers Series. Bedford High School students who placed third at the National History Day competition will present their documentary, and Bedford Town Historian Sharon McDonald will speak about the 200th anniversary of the Town’s second Meeting House.

These programs will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 27th in the Common Room of the First Parish Church on the Common, 75 The Great Rd. A refreshment period from 7:15 – 7:45 pm will kick off the event, to be followed by the BHS students and then Mrs. McDonald.

Bedford’s Neighbor Brigade ~ Part I: Celebrating Bedford’s First Community Angel Sponsor

By Linda White

Bedford resident David Bernstein of Bernstein Development stepped forward and accepted the financial challenge to become the first Community Angel Sponsor for the Bedford Neighbor Brigade. Kristine Shah, Neighbor Brigade Director of Development explained, “We sought one exclusive Community Angel Sponsor for each of our largest chapters; Bernstein Development is our Community Angel Sponsor for Bedford. Bernstein’s generosity will truly help the mission of Neighbor Brigade in Bedford.”

Destination Imagination Teams Forming Now!

Submitted by Bedford MADI

Does your Grade 2 – 12 student want to spend this winter working with friends to create something AWESOME?? Maybe a robot that can find its way through a maze, or a fantastical theme park ride. How about an original musical, a super-strong, uncrushable tower, or an improv skit? Bedford Destination Imagination is forming new teams for the upcoming season!

Hey, Reader, Can You Spare Us Some Time?

By Ginni Spencer

September is lush with late summer sunshine and zested with cool nights. The sound of school buses in the morning once again awakens in all of us thoughts of new beginnings. What do you want to achieve in the “new year” ahead? What do you want to explore? Experiment with? Consider more thoughtfully?

Hey, how about reporting and writing for The Bedford Citizen?

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