Kids’ Club Expands in Response to Waiting List

By Meredith McCulloch

As summer approached, the Recreation Department was faced with a waiting list of nearly 100 names for “Kids’ Club,” the Town’s licensed Before and After School Child Care program for elementary school age children.

At the Recreation Commission meeting on September 6, Amy Hamilton, Director of Recreation, described how she moved quickly to accommodate those families. To do this she needed more space and additional staff.

September is Suicide Prevention Month

Submitted by Bedford Youth and Family Services Stop a Suicide in September September is Suicide Prevention Month, and while suicide is a difficult topic to talk about, it is important to learn more about suicide prevention and to educate others. Many people who intend...

Fall 2017 BYFS-JGMS After-School Program

Submitted by Bedford Youth and Family Services

Attention all students that will be attending the John Glenn Middle School in the Fall!

Bedford Youth and Family Services in collaboration with John Glenn Middle School is gearing up for another successful Fall after school program with a focus on the most popular activities including:

Artists Call For Entries for the 2017-18 Biennial Community Art Show at the Bedford Free Public Library

Submitted on behalf of the Bedford Free Public Library’s Art Steering Committee

The Bedford Free Public Library announces the call for entries for its Biennial Community Show. The Biennial is a juried exhibit of art by people who live or work in the Bedford area. The exhibit will run from Tuesday, Nov. 21 through Wednesday, January 10. All are invited a reception at the library on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Going Back to School: Stay Safe & Healthy

Submitted by the Violence Prevention Coalition of Bedford and Safe Routes to School

September is just around the corner, and preparations have begun for students to return to school. What is the best way for our children to stay safe traveling to and from school?

Whenever we parents and adults alike teach kids about safety, we need to be mindful to not inadvertently increase their level of fear. To do that, we have to remember to keep our own fears in perspective. Focus on this teaching as ‘skill building’ or problem solving or even problem preventing.

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