Earth Day and Arbor Day Capture Bedford’s Attention

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Our natural environment will be the focus of events around Bedford this weekend, and next. The events include Bedford’s 10th Annual Bike Sunday, a guest preacher and special service at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Sunday morning, and Bedford’s annual Arbor Day talk — the 12th — this year featuring Ron McAdow’s talk, Trees and Wildlife in New England: Four Centuries of Forest Change.

Effective Discipline to Prevent Child Abuse

By Dawn Shewmaker, HAFB Family Advocacy

There are literally thousands of books written by experts that describe how to get your child to do what you ask. All of these resources exist because not every solution works each time, for every child. Not all children respond to discipline and redirection in the same manner. For example, some children can be redirected with a clear and simple request, while others seem to need additional support and an on-going reminder of what is expected of them. As a result, parents have to try different tactics to see what works with each child. And, what works when a child is five years old may not be effective when he or she reaches age ten.

Bound for Concord, by Foot or by Bike: Patriot’s Day, 2017

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Per a long-standing tradition, the Bedford Flag — an exact copy of the flag carried into battle by Cornet Nathaniel Page at North Bridge on April 19, 1775 — leads Concord’s Patriot’s Day parade,

The men and women of Bedford’s Minuteman Company headed to Concord on Monday morning, departing Willson Park on foot at 6 am. The morning’s bright sun and high humidity combined with the Company’s heavy uniforms made this year’s march a fairly steamy exercise.

The Bedford Flag traveled in style, however, encased in a bespoke velvet bag lashed behind the seat of Cornet Seth Cargiuolo’s motorcycle.

Potogravure: Bedford’s 2017 Liberty Pole Capping in Pictures

By Julie McCay Turner

The Bedford Minuteman Company’s 53rd annual Liberty Pole Capping is, among other things, a festival for photographers.

Several of Bedford’s finest have shared their images from the day, and The Citizen has compiled them into this 14-page PDF that you can view, print or download from this link.

Cub Scouts Receive Prestigious Arrow of Light Award

Submitted by Peter Ricci

Sunday, March 5th was a big day for some boys in Bedford Cub Scouts.

Thomas Barney, Cameron Comeau, Renby Fernald, Alexander Mattson, Daniel Randhahn, Harrison Sachs, Jonathan Sandler, and Ben Sedran, all students at Lane School, received the Cub Scouts’ highest award, the Arrow of Light.

Jason Gould: Bedford TV Volunteer of the Month

Submitted by Bedford TV

Bedford TV was proud to award Jason Gould volunteer of the month for January of 2017. Jason takes his enthusiasm and knowledge of the weather and translates it into a report for the Bedford TV News each week.

To the Community: Thank You for Supporting CSF of Bedford’s Trivia Night

Spirited fun and friendship dominated the 3rd Annual CSF of Bedford Trivia Night.

This annual scholarship fundraiser drew participants from around Bedford to compete and raise funds that will mean scholarships for graduating high school seniors this spring. Among the dedicated participants were Selectmen, School Committee members, Town officials, friends, neighbors, business sponsors, and CSF Board members.

Bedford Democrats will Elect State Convention Delegates on February 25

Submitted by the Bedford Democratic Town Committee

In order to elect 8 delegates and 4 alternates to the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, registered Democrats in Bedford will hold a caucus on Saturday, February 25 at 9am in the Flint Room at Town Center, 12 Mudge Way.

Democrats from across Massachusetts will gather to adopt the new platform at the party’s convention to be held on Saturday, June 3rd at Lowell’s Tsongas Arena.

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