BedfordTV’s Greg Dolan ~ Moving On to Lead Danvers Cable Access Television

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Greg Dolan is headed to the Danvers cable access station – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved

The board of Bedford Community Access Television (BedfordTV) has announced the departure of executive director Greg Dolan who is leaving on Friday, July 13, to manage the cable access station in Danvers.

“While we are very sorry to lose Greg,” said BedfordTV board chair Bob Dutton, “the board and all of us at Bedford TV wish him the very best in his new role. And, we’re sure he won’t miss the commute up and down Rt. 95!”

Liam ~ A Student at BHS ~ Helping to Grow and Distribute Fresh Vegetables with The Food Project

Submitted by The Food Project

Summer is an important time at The Food Project. On July 2, the organization welcomed 100 young people (most between the ages of 14 to 17) from diverse cultural, racial, economic, and geographic backgrounds to work on their urban and suburban farms in Boston, Beverly, Lincoln, Lynn, and Wenham. During the summer season, these youth work together to grow vegetables and to donate or distribute nearly 200,000 servings of produce to increase food access throughout eastern Massachusetts—all while developing important leadership, teamwork, and civic participation skills.

Rotary Exchange Student Host Families Needed

Submitted by the Rotary Club of Bedford

The Rotary Club of Bedford is currently seeking student exchange host families for the 2018-2019 school year.

By hosting a Youth Exchange student in your home, you’ll make a young person’s dream come true, and you and your family will share an unforgettable and fulfilling experience!

Bedford’s Free Summer Walkabout and First Summer Concert ~ Thursday, July 12

Submitted by the 2017Summer Walkabout Team

Join family, friends, and neighbors at the Town of Bedford’s Annual Summer Walkabout, Thursday, July 12, 6PM-8: 30 PM at Bedford’s Town Center and Activity Complex on Mudge Way. This year will include the season’s first Summer Concert, featuring the ever-popular Party Band. The Walkabout begins at 6:00 where you can stroll about the Town Center area, visiting local establishments and Town departments featuring a variety of activities for all ages.

Grab dinner and a blanket or folding chairs, and picnic at the Town Center Activities Complex area, where you will be able to play and dance with your family, friends, and neighbors while enjoying giveaways and activities for all ages offered by local businesses and community partners.

Communities for Restorative Justice Forum at Concord District Court

By Julie McCay Turner

District Attorney Marian T. Ryan, the Hon. John C. Cratsley (Ret.), State Senator James Eldridge, State Rep Sean Garbally, and Frederick Ryan, Chief of Police for Arlington, Massachusetts spoke to a gathering of Chiefs of Police and Community For Restorative Justice board members in a courtroom at Concord District Court on Friday afternoon, June 22.

Chief Robert Bongiorno and Detective Scott Jones represented the Bedford Police,and Bedford resident Margot Fleischman is the president of the Communities for Restorative Justice (C4RJ) board.

The Friends of the Bedford Council on Aging Ends its Program Year on A Sweet Note

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Submitted by the Friends of the Bedford Council on Aging

Make-your-own sundaes were the order of the day – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

The Friends of the Bedford Council on Aging (FBCOA) ended their program year with a well-attended ice cream social.

Recently re-elected, the FBCOA board includes Sandy Alexander, Barb Purchia, Susan McDonough, Chris McGovern, and Bobbie Ennis. Not pictured, Chris Lipson – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

The FBCOA is a support group for the Bedford Council on Aging (COA). It provides programs and activities for those over age 55, both the younger and older adults in Bedford, to help enrich their lives.

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