Exhibit at the Bedford Free Public Library’s Gallery Features ‘Inuit Influences’ ~ Work by Lynne Klemmer

Submitted by the Art Steering Committee of the Bedford Free Public Library

Inuit Influences, work by Lynne Klemmer, will be on display in the Atrium Gallery at the Bedford Free Public Library through Wednesday, September 13.

Inuit (aka Eskimo) art has a spiritual, organic and intrinsically animalistic manner that has resonated with me since making art in college. I love how it captures a childlike quality, the simplicity of form and its essence of the spirit of all things, called inua. Their belief in the liminality between humans and animals has kindled a powerful abundance of imagery in the forms of animals, shamans and the act of transformation.

Worried About Worry?

Submitted by Bedford Youth and Family Services

Everyone regularly experiences anxiety, from minor concerns such as getting the grocery shopping done on time to the fear of missing a flight. It is not surprising, then, that anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorders in the United States.

Democracy in Action at the Job Lane House

By Julie McCay Turner

As Bedford celebrates the 241st birthday of the United States when the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776, The Bedford Citizen looks to the Town of Bedford’s clearest ongoing celebration of democracy and independence, our Open Town Meeting where all residents are invited to participate directly in town government.

Bedford Police Department Issues Warning About New Snapchat “Snap Map” Feature

ubmitted on behalf of the Bedford Police Department

Chief Robert Bongiorno and the Bedford Police Department wish to inform parents of a new feature on the Snapchat social networking tool that allows users, including children, to share their exact location with others on the mobile phone app.

The Snap Map feature is automatically included in the latest update of Snapchat, and it allows users to view the locations of their “friends” while they are active on the app. The feature also includes the ability for users to share their photos and videos publicly, even if their profiles are otherwise private.

Trash and Recycling will be Collected on Monday, July 3

Submitted by Recycling Coordinator Ed McGrath

Independence Day will be on Tuesday, July 4 next week. While a lot of folks may be taking off for a long weekend, Republic Services will be collecting trash and recycling on Monday, July 3.

“Residents should put out their trash carts and recycling bins by 7 a.m.,” said Ed McGrath, Bedford’s Recycling Coordinator. “Knowing folks will be hosting cookouts and other holiday activities, I hope hosts plan accordingly to divert bottles, cans and other recyclables from the trash and into their recycling bin.”

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