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.
Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
The Job Lane House was the setting recently for 11 Bedford youngsters to live, work, and play for a week as Colonial kids would have done. Under the guidance of Betsey Anderson, Judy Barber, Don Corey, Ralph Hammond, Sharon McDonald, and Lee Yates, with assistance from Jeff Carter, Peter Corey, Roy and Shirley Kring, and John Linz the children did every task from churning butter to spinning wool and raking hay. In between their chores, they learned how colonial kids had fun by mastering the technique of walking on stilts, kite flying, and hoop rolling.
Submitted by the Wedgewood Swim Club
On Saturday, July 8th, Wedgewood Swim Club was hosted by Heritage Club of Concord for its second swim and dive meet of the season.
It was a strong showing for both swim and dive, resulting in a win for the dive team but a loss overall for the dual meet.
Submitted by Troop 194
Bedford Boy Scout Troop 194 attended the 46th annual American Legion Camporee on June 16 to 18, 2017.
While the weekend includes the standard Boy Scout experience of camping in tents and cooking over fire, the main focus is a competition which tests Boy Scout skills and their ability to work as a team.
Submitted by the Bedford Garden Club
The Bedford Garden Club is proud to announce two recipients who were awarded Bedford Garden Club Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each.
By Julie McCay Turner
For many, many years John Filios, a long-standing member of the Bedford Minuteman Company, read the Declaration of Independence at noon on the Fourth of July.
The tradition was mentioned to Jon ‘OC’ O’Connor a couple of weeks ago. Learning that Filios, who celebrated his 100th birthday in October, 2016, would be unable to participate this year, O’Connor took on the project.
By Linda White
After recently spending time with the Skittleworms, the Destination Imagination (DI) team which placed third at the Global competition in Knoxville, TN, it was difficult to use only one word to describe them. Talented, animated, creative, high energy and smart are a few of the descriptors that readily came to mind after meeting the six members of the Skittleworms team. However, you should also know how funny, generous, respectful, considerate, and mature they are for their age.
By Kristina Philipson, Sue Swanson, and Renu Bostwick, On behalf of the Bedford Mothers Out Front team
Bedford Mothers Out Front members and other Bedford residents attended a hearing on June 20 for two carbon pricing bills [S.1821 and H. 1726] now before the State’s Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. The packed State House auditorium drew advocates from a cross section of interest groups and experts from academia. Faculty, scientists, clergy, community and industry representatives addressed the economic and environmental impacts of a fee on carbon emissions in Massachusetts.
Submitted by Bedford TV
It was opposites day at Bedford TV. Show hosts moved behind the scenes and the crew moved in front of the camera to take a turn being the on air talent.
At the first monthly Meetup at Bedford TV on Tuesday, June 13th, members gathered at the studio and experienced first-hand a very different side of their usual Roles. The goal of the Meetup is to provide a venue for Bedford TV volunteers (hosts and crew) to network and learn new skills.
By Ginni Spencer
The Bedford Citizen Board of Directors held its fifth Annual Meeting on June 7 and elected Teri Morrow its new President and Mitch Evans its Clerk. Jerry Wolf will continue to serve as Treasurer.