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.
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.
Submitted by the Bedford Board of Health
The Town of Bedford Household Hazardous Waste collection event on Saturday, July 15th from 9 am – 2 pm will be held at the Town of Lexington DPW Building, located at 201 Bedford Street in Lexington.
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.
Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
Springs Brook Park was open to Bedford residents and members, along with their guests on July 4. There was room for everyone, and toddlers to seniors were ready to celebrate the day.
The Bedford Free Public Library will be closed on Monday, July 3rd due to AC problems and very poor air circulation in the building. They are waiting for parts and expect to open on Wednesday morning at 9am.
Submitted by the Bedford Police and Fire Departments
Police Chief Robert Bongiorno and Fire Chief David Grunes, along with the Bedford Police and Fire Departments are teaming up to remind families and caregivers of children to never leave a child, pet, or anyone else in a hot car.
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.
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.”
By Candace Banks
The Bedford Fire Department went out of their way once again to help out the citizens of this town during yesterday’s Summer Walkabout.